7 Gadgets On Our Wish List
The Candy editors say something on their wish list. How about you? What gadget would you love to have this Christmas.
|I'd love to have the polka-dot design Dell laptop, haha! :) —Mia, Editor in Chief|
|I'd love to have a new camera. :) Preferably, one with manual settings (doesn't have to be a DSLR) because I want to try taking more product photographs. —Steph, Art Director|
|I'm hoping to get a netbook this Christmas, but since my less-than-a-year-old cell phone is suddenly dying on me, I guess that's on top of my list now! —Mimi, Managing Editor|
|I'd love to have an iPhone or a handy HD video camera. :) —Angel, Associate Features Editor|
|The Nokia E52 in bronze. I've been eyeing this phone for weeks, and my friend got the silver one (which is the only color available at the moment) a few days ago. Nokia, please bring the bronze version to Manila! —Marla, Assistant Lifestyle Editor |
| I promised to give myself a computer this Christmas. My brother put together some options for me (so sweet of him!) but he told me to wait 'til after the holidays so that the prices get even lower. I'm pretty excited. This is my first huge purchase and I think it's about time I invested in a good computer. Our old one is dying! Sadface. —Macy, Web Deputy Managing Editor |
|The new Macbook! My Macbook is still working fine but if someone gives me the new one for Christmas, why not! :P —Roch, Web Staff Writer |
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Outdoors Danielle Flestado @artdkf | May 1, 2020 "I miss the outside world. The last time I went outside of our house was on my birthday. We just bought coffee across our village and went back home immediately. This painting made me feel that I'm in a field, just appreciating the beauty of God's creation. Can you imagine the green grass and pink flowers?"
When everything around you suddenly turns dark, the first thing we'd prolly do, as humans, is to find and grab anything that is closest and nearest to us. We'll hold onto them for as long as we can, trying to collect ourselves and gather courage to adjust our eyesights to the pitch black environment that's consuming us minute by minute. And then you'd hear nothing. Your sense of hearing would somehow go off after not seeing anything for quite awhile. You'll let loose. Cry. Panic. You'll be exhausted for fighting your way out. Then just when you're about to stop and give up, you're no longer afraid. There's only this deafening silence and pithole of darkness that's gonna eat you up alive. And surprisingly, you'll make a home out of it.
You'll make a home out of the darkness that when a ray of light suddenly hits you, you'll try to avoid it. You'll try to cover your eyes. You'll try to cover your ears from the voices trying to help you get out of it. You'll try to hide because your mind and body will go against your will to come out and live. Because the darkness that used to scare you, now comforts you in a way you thought has helped you survived life. And you'll try to live. Day by day. In the darkness. Not knowing where to go. Not knowing where to start. Not knowing who is with you. You will try to live until the darkness that once surrounds you is now within you. And everyday, it's gonna be a cycle of subtle torture. But let me tell you a secret. The darkness won't make you whole.
You'll be broken. And in those hair-like cracks, the light will stubbornly fight its way through until it warms you up. Until you realize to check the switch and turn it on. Until you allow other people to help you find your way back in the light. Until you realize you're ready to live in light again. There's a light at the end of this long and dreading tunnel. The only question that matters: will you let them in?
I always thought of life, like a bead where each piece makes it worth sewing together with other piece of beads to make a stronger bond and to create a beautiful result. Today, how do we bond well with different people especially this difficult time? As this day challenges us to a new normal, may we continue to bead along positively with our life.