"it's not the camera, it's the eye"

aura: hungry
audio: none

i was lucky enough to be able to go the one of my multiply contact's photo exhibit. it's her first photo exhibit and i really do admire the message she's trying to point out. and according to her, "it's not the camera, it's the eye".

as they say, anybody can take pictures, but not everyone can create them.. a good branded, expensive camera only helps in giving photos a better quality and adds up to its impact. but what's more important is the message of the picture. how it creates a story deeper than what the image really displays.

all photos that were exhibited were taken using only point and shoot camera. also, most of the photos were not post processed. some were cropped and, others were desaturated (converting an image to black and white), some black and white photos were even taken using the monochrome settings of her camera..

cheers to ms dianne roces.. congratulations again to your first photo exhibit. more exhibits to come!

God bless you!
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book fair 2007

aura: sleepy (as always)
audio: none

received an email from my very good friend kezia. power books presents, 28th manila international book fair.

on august 29, 2007 to september 2, 2007
from 10am to 8pm
at world trade center financial center area sen. gil puyat cor. roxas blvd., pasay city.
admission is free!

power books, book fair, kenneth chan, kenneth yu chan
here are the schedules of the said event ::


Talk: Philippine Speculative Fiction
Guest Speaker: Dean Alfar
Schedule: August 29- Wednesday
2:30 – 3:30pm
Function Room B

Talk: Children, Teens and Reading in the Time of IT
Guest Speaker: Zarah Grace Gagatiga
Schedule: August 30- Thursday
3:30 – 4:30pm
Function Room A


Part 1: Bookgrove Reading Centre: A Lifetime of Learning Through Books
Guest Speaker: Teacher Carmen Sanchez, reading coach
Part 2: Bookgrove's Play Attention Workshop
Guest Speaker: Juariza Aparis, co-founder
Schedule: August 31- Friday
3:30 – 4:30pm
Function Room A

Activity: Bookgrove's Storytelling and Activity Hour
Storyteller: Ma. Cristina M. Atayde
Schedule: September 1- Saturday
3:30 – 4:30pm
Activity Area

thanks for the info kezia!

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nikon answers back

aura: sleepy
audio: none

with canon's recent announcements of Mark III and D40, nikon answers back with it's latest models.

presenting the D3

and D300

from nikon.

check them out at nikon's official website.

full specifications and reviews are also available at dpreview.

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red moon/ blood moon

aura: hungry
audio: none

just read a blog from one of my online buddy's multiply, that the world will experience a lunar eclispe today. august 28, 2007, at around 530 pm (actual time here in the philippines). tho i doubt that we are going to witness it.. this so called lunar eclipse is also known as the "red moon" or "blood moon" eclipse. creepy huh? but still a phenomenal event. i wish i could witness one before the day i die hehe!

thanks maiya for sharing this information :D

let's watch it happen live on discovery channel asia at 530 pm. today!!!
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time to play the game

aura: sleepy
audio: better than me - hinder

he's back, and he's better! wohoo!!! the game is back.. the king of kings!!!
after nearly nine months of absense, triple h came back! he came back in wwe's summer slam where he had a match against king bookah (booker)..

check out wwe's official web site.. (WARNING!!! spoiler alert). :D

all pictures were taken from wwe's official website.
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uaap live!

aura: gloomy
audio: none (coz i'va got a very slow pc system. anyone who cares enough to buy me a new system???) :D

@ ninoy aquino stadium
august 25, 2007

first game
dlsu green archers vs up maroons
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second game
admu blue eagles vs feu tamaraws
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i had the chance to watch uaap game again after so long. here are the pics i've taken during the game. we were seated at the ring side (lower box) baseline side.. not a very good angle but it's ok hehe! thanks to my friends for inviting me to watch the game again, live!

great game.. still full of energy, full of school spirits. hehe!

dlsu won 89-61 over up (animo la salle!!!)

admu won 83-75 over feu.

used my tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 lens. wish i had those photographers' lenses hahah! enjoy!

whole set of pictures can be viewed in my multiply site.

you could also check the uaap stats here.

thank you!

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biggest blogger party

aura: sleepy
audio: none

biggest blogger party, blogger party, taste asia sm mall of asia, sm mall of asia, sm hypermarket, mall of asia, moa

yup! i was there with my blogger officemates. my first time.. hehe! thank you to all the organizers and sponsors for making this possible. sm hypermarket, to ms aileen, to all the people behind the party and, to all the bloggers.

great food and drinks. great prizes too!

till the next party. :D

will post more pics in my multiply soon!

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aura: sleepy
audio: none

"kuya picture.." (mr., please take a picture of me..)

it just makes me happy. i love photography, i love taking pictures. but i have to admit, when this boy approached me and asked me to take his picture, i just have this mixed emotions of pain, sadness, and joy at the same time.

the feeling this boy gave me by smiling on my camera when i took a shot and, the smile i saw the moment i showed him his pictures, it's just priceless..

after showing his picture to him via my cam's lcd, i knew that somehow i made him happy.. then i heard him saying "thank you.. kuya."

well in fact i should be the one who's thanking him.. thank you..

photography, street photography, kenneth yu chan photography, kenneth chan photography, kenneth chan, photography, kenneth yu chan, street kid
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Canon EOS 40D

aura: sleepy
audio: none

photography, canon eos, 40d, canon eos 40d, eos
image taken from

canon eos 40d is officially out. though i can't afford one right now heheh! but hey, the specs are pretty impressive..

check out canon's site for more details.

you could also check out dpreview for detailed specifications.
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biggest blogger party

aura: sleepy
audio: none

i just remembered that i'll be attending this year's biggest blogger party this coming thursday, august 23, 2007 at taste asia sm mall of asia.

for more details, please visit
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i'm an addict!

aura: hungry
audio: boys like girls - heroine

my friend jerry's right! eversince i attended mr. ken go's studio lighting seminar and was able to actually learn the basic concepts of studio lighting, all i could ever think about this time is "studio shoot" hahah! how i wish i could immediately afford to set up our own studio.. even had this crazy idea to remove and sell me and my brother's bed in our room hehe.. they are not being used as of this time anyway hehe! but i admit, i can't afford the studio lights yet.. i can't even buy my own external flash yet! hahah! still got a very long way to go hahah!

can't wait for my next studio shoot. hope it would be sooner.. coz i'm an addict! hahah! photoshoots, cameras, lenses, cam gears, studio lights, etc.. haaay.. very expensive hobby haha!
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aura: not in the mood
audio: timbaland feat nelly furtado and justin timberlake - give it to me

summer is almost over in the US. a lot of great movies were release this year (2007).

now it's time for all of the tv series we've all been waiting for to resume.

here are the schedules taken from

monday premiers:
september 17 - prison break season 3
september 24 - heroes season 2

tuesday premiers:
september 25 - house season 4

wednesday premiers:
september 26 - bionic woman season 1
september 26 - private practice season 1 (grey's anatomy dr. addison montgomery

thursday premiers:
september 27 - smallville season 7
september 27 - grey's anatomy season 4
september 27 - csi las vegas season 8

still haven't got any news on 24 and one tree hill yet. :p

for other news and tv series check out

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studio lighting seminar by ken go

aura: recharged
audio: lost highway - bon jovi

i was very lucky enough to be able to attend studio lighting seminar by mr. ken go. he is a well known photographer, and anyone would highly recommend his studio lighting class which, according to him, as much as possible is being held every month. only 10 students are being accommodated every class in order to make the class and his teachings even more effective. you could check ken go's works his web site and, some of his classes' results at

anyway, i was one of his students for this month. the class was divided into 3 sessions. first day's a lecture that covered the basic concepts of lighting, technical explanations of studio lighting. there is also a hands on exercise on reading lighting meter, which for me is the most crucial part of the seminar. only learn on how to read them and you can construct, play with lights in order to meet your desired lighting effect. 2nd day is the actual hands on exercise where we are asked to think of a concept for the lighting effect that we want to accomplish and the actual shoot day.

we were asked to browse through the internet and magazines to look for a concept. for me i was able to get some concept from my multiply contacts. since i like images with darker theme, or i really admire photos that give much emphasize on shadows or shades or whatever they call them haha! anyway i took some prospect concepts from and (i hope ms carla doesn't mind, i don't think she was able to get my message yet. but thank you so much, sorry i had to get some images to show my prospect concepts.)

so the 2nd day came, and i was able to talk to my group mates about the concepts. now the grouping. mr. ken go made the grouping to maximize the learning efficiency of his students. the class was divided into 3 groups, 9 am group, followed by the 1 pm group then, lastly the 4 pm group. in our case 2 weren't able to attend his class since there was a storm since wednesday. since some would still come from the provinces and there's no flight available, so there's no way that they could come here in manila. so finally, the groupings were, 3 in the morning, 3 for the 1 pm and 2 for the 4 pm. (i think another one who belonged in the 4 pm class wasn't able to attend because he got sick). so since each member in a group will have a chance to assist his group mates during setup and will be given a chance to shoot each other's concept. we decided to think of concepts that won't overlap each other's concept.. so one group did a neutral lighting (well not too bright, not too dark lighting) with white background, then another one did a slightly brighter lighting settings slightly overexposed too and then i decided to do the darker settings with black background. for the actual setup, what happened was, for the 1st concept, the 1st member (with that concept) will do the readings of the lightings, then the others will just assist. so that basically what happened for each concept. then we shoot.

so there.. hehe.. it was a pretty pressured moment for me since ken go was there and i couldn't compose well for my portrait shot. hehe.. but anyway, i really learned so much in the seminar, i actually was "bitin" or i wish there would be more sessions and more time. but it was a pretty good learning experience. no wonder ken go's class is highly recommended by anyone. below are some photos i took for our group.

first photo concept by marc anthony polica

marc anthony polican, pocan, pocanman

second photo concept by gary mart domingo.

gary domingo, gary mart domingo

and lastly by me!

kenneth chan photography, kenneth chan, kenneth yu chan, kenneth yu chan photography

all photos were taken and owned by kenneth yu chan ©2007.
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japanese discipline

aura: drained
audio: till we ain't strangers anymore - bon jovi feat leann rimes

got this link from my friends che and jeanette. very hilarious!
imagine if we went to such school. no one will feel like losers, all bullies will be punished. laughing at your dumb classmates or lousy teachers are to be punished. hahahaha!

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post processing pictures

aura: sleepy
audio: the great escape - boys like girls

i love photography. fell in love with it when i got my first digital camera last december 2004. too bad that camera was stolen from me. anyway. ever since, after taking pictures, i only do the following post processing to my photos, adjust the brightness, contrast or, levels.

as time goes by, i'm really happy that now, i only do very minimal post processing with the pictures that i took. some don't even need to be post processed. :p i appreciate good photos upon taking them more, compared to
pictures that looked good after post processing.

but recently i've been looking for some post processing techniques, how they affect the final product of your photos. even in magazines, i believe most of the pictures are post processed. so i tried some of the articles and tutorials i got from the internet. first time i posted photo in my multiply photos that were post processed with a technique from
a tutorial that i got online heheh! posted here the before and after photo..

model :: erika
makeup by :: candice nocom

before ::
kenneth yu chan photography, kenneth chan photography, kenneth chan photoblog


kenneth yu chan photography, kenneth chan photography, kenneth chan photoblog

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isi team building 2007

aura: tired
audio: way i are - timbaland feat keri hilson and d.o.e

here is the group picture taken before we formally end our company's team building this year.. :D

isi, team building, kenneth yu chan photography, kenneth chan photography, kenneth chan, photography
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limbo rock

aura: sleepy
audio: great escape - boys like girls

had our company team building last friday and saturday at caylabne bay, ternate cavite. one of the games we played is limbo rock. old school game yet still fun enjoyable. all were required to join this game. even me. i had my lower back problem last november, minor slip disc. glad it didn't worsen. and it's a lot better now. but i had to pass on the 3rd round when i knew that my back won't be able to bend that low, hehe.. just taking good care of myself..

i've included the photo collection video made by my collegue
marhgil macuha. good thing i'm the one behind the cam and you won't see me in this collection hehe.. o btw, everyone was required to join, even our bosses hehe! it was fun all right.. hehe! enjoy!

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new bon jovi album!

aura: sleepy
audio: none

my God!!! i almost missed this one! bon jovi's new album was released last june 19, 2007!? waaah! lost highway! yeah! they still rock!!!
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shoes! nice..

aura: stressed
audio: none

i want this shoes! hahah! happen to see it in hong kong but i didn't buy it! worried about my baggage! grrr! and i already bought a pair of white chux (with green lining?).

o well.. the addidas taekwondo shoes (ADIDAS Adiluxe Training Shoes).

adidas, adidas taekwondo shoes, adidas taekwondo
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Fall Out Boy (FOB) LIVE in Manila!

aura: tired
audio: none

it's the latest news! and it's confirmed! fall out boy will be performing live! here in manila! tickets will be on sale july 18th!!!

when: september 21, 2007 (friday)
where: araneta coliseum (the big dome)

fall out boy (FOB) band consists of:
patrick stump (lead vocals, rhythm guitar, composer)
pete wentz (bass, backup vocals, lyricist)
joe trohman (lead guitar)
andy hurly (drums)


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back home

aura: tired
audio: none

i'm back! home sweet home. quite tired right now. hehe.. like what they say, there's no place like home.. :p nice to be back!
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sorry.. wo ting bu dong...

aura: little tipsy - still
audio: none

we are back in hong kong again! haha! it's good to be back! i promise! my team mate and i went to shenzhen, china last monday.. quite a long trip from hong kong.. shen zhen is just a very very tiny part of china by the way.
went there for 5 days. we never really had a chance to go to different places there.. didn't even buy anything from there. we just had an experience in tasting different local foods.. their foods are way too cheap compared in hong kong. imagine one order of dumplings, 15 pcs.for only 8 rmb (about 6 pesos / rmb)..
but we really had a hard time to talk to other people there and ask around coz too few understands and know how to speak english. thanks to our friend richard for being our personnal translator hehe.. and we were kinda worried for our safety there since people and environment are very different.. the trip was good though.
tried communicating with some poeple there with my knowledge in mandarin.. but i suck, really suck. everytime i try my best using mandarin i end up saying sorry.. wo ting bu dong (i don't understand what you are saying..) hahahah! now i just wished i should have studied well during my elementary and high school days.. i really should learn how to speak mandarin.. hehe!

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