It’s the sign of the times. 2018 is about to come to a close and let’s take a look back at the photos that didn’t make it. The memories of 2018 are absolutely one for the books, but let’s save that for another post. Let me show you the pictures that didn’t make it to the internet—they didn’t make it to all my social media accounts. Some poses look off, there’s bad lighting, the overall vibe doesn’t fit, there are ugly details and others hence, they didn’t pass. Behold, the unpublished photos of 2018. Oh, I’ll be telling some back stories too! Read each caption. Was planning to do a “hop” shot but these pics turned out bad. I was out of focus. My right arm looks like it popped out of nowhere. This was the only decent one aside from the scared-of-the-sun pose. Enjoying the golden hour but it’s evident in the photo that I look tired. This is good as a header, though. Instead of going to school, we headed to Subic on the second day of a school event. We just had so much fun sneaking out! Shoutout to Rob who planned this trip overnight. LOL! Subic crew! Insert Dacid + Rob. I had so much fun that day because it’s my first time to sneak out and go somewhere far with my friends. And guess what? Di ako napagalitan. Hihi. Miss you guys! Upon arriving from Subic, I had a casual shoot with my friends and this photo could’ve passed if it weren’t for the big ass trash bin at the back. 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 Wrong choice of sunglasses. Totally off. This was before we watched IVOS and Ben&Ben live! This was during a stage rehearsal of a stint I had earlier this year. I’m clueless about who took this photo but I think I was talking to my friends who were the audience at the time. Haha! This is one of the biggest days in my senior life, but little did you know that I was suffering from a lockjaw/TMJ pain that day. I almost fainted before attending the event ’cause I couldn’t eat. Just minutes before this photo was taken, I was on the verge of fainting. Another photo that didn’t make it. I look so sick here and yes, I really am. I couldn’t speak and eat properly because of my lower left jaw. The very tight collar & tie also made it harder for me to breathe. Thank God for Mcdo fries, they were the only ones I could fit inside my mouth. LOL. Very awkward left arm pose and the tux looked lousy so I didn’t choose this. Off to buy corned beef. Aaaand a wild trash bin appears again. This was during the last few academic days, as far as I can remember. Missing all these lunch memories. I’d do anything to return to hs with these people. Haaay, high school life is forever. An outtake from my creative shoot. Didn’t know that this theme would depict my college life. It’s very poor and very sad but there’s the silver lining. Charot lang. Hahaha! We literally let everyone leave the venue before we took our photos. Solo namin yung covered court together with our parents. Super proud of my squad! 6/6 forevs! This was right before the food arrived hence the sad and weary face. Puyat na puyat ako dito kaya ganyan itsura ko. Lolz. This was a day after my graduation. I was running on 4 hours of sleep and dragged myself all the way to Uptown Mall just to get the vacay I deserve. I look so groggy in this photo plus the angle was unflattering. This was the longest hair I’ve ever had. Awkward hand movements but I’m glad it showed ~motion~. Sorry we’re closed. If my memory serves me right, this was taken a few days after I bought WWW.ANDREIPARAS.COM. #achievementunlocked This photo parallels my Instagram icon but the lighting was quite bad. This was a day before my birthday. I went to Uptown again to do some shopping and dining. Another photo that didn’t make it. Mukha akong nangangaroling or nagsosolicit ng panghanda sa birthday ko. Mukha akong napilitang mag-smile. The final photos I published looked a lot better. Hahaha! One of the few moments I had free time after school. Went out for coffee with Lourdes and shooting is a must. At this point in my life, I started to see dreams about death, fire, water, and traveling alone. These symbolize change and cleansing daw, and looking at it now, it’s real. Extensions of waking life talaga ang pinaniniwalaan kong theory.
I look like a tito from a family reunion in this photo. That polo plus that angle is very very Filipino tatay starter pack. Ang laki ko. Good pose and angle but the background sucks. I love how the sunlight made my skin look clearer than ever. It’s just that I have facial hair and a poorly styled hair in this photo.
You guys may have noticed how I had fewer blog posts and lackluster content on the second half of 2018 and you may be thinking if I will still pursue this online diary. The reason behind the hiatus was because college happened, something happened in the family, and I found another passion which ultimately became a part time business. I admit it’s actually refreshing to stay away from the digital public life but there’s that longing in my heart. I can say that I just took a short break which is necessary for me as well. I still feel that urge to share stories with all of my readers and create quality content. However, in the months to come, expect fewer blog posts because my time and energy won’t suffice for me to balance academics, business, and blogging. One might take a backseat and that’s the latter. There’s a lot on my plate at this moment. And as the saying goes, “
if you chase two rabbits, you might lose them both.“
This is not a goodbye but frankly speaking, my priorities have changed. I’m not quitting at all, heck, what’s the point of buying a domain right? I’ve come to realize that I should be investing my time and efforts on things that would compensate me in no time. Blogging will always be a part of me and it’s something I pledge to do for the rest of my life. I can never fully let it go. Maybe I just lost my balance and I’m still in the process of picking myself back up. I have always been a blogger, and always will be one. See you in my next post? 🙂