Summer Essentials!

1. Canon Powershot D10 - my very first underwater camera! I thought it was time I got one, considering I love to swim and to snorkel. I just bought mine and I actually haven't tried it out yet, but it'll be getting its first test run two weeks from now, when I go with my family to our annual beach trip.

2. iPod Nano - as you must've picked up from my last post, I'm a bit of a music junkie. I love making playlists for trips, because they help me remember not just moments, but also (and more importantly) certain feelings or random thoughts and observations that couldn't be captured in pictures or video.

3. A good book - I started reading Nick Hornby's "Slam" last year when we went on that junk boat cruise in Ha Long Bay, but I never got to finish it.Ever since I started working, I've gotten terribly behind on my reading, my pile of unread and unopened books getting higher and higher. I'd like to spend some quiet time reading books on my trips this summer.

4. Sunblock - This year, I've actually gotten into the habit of putting something with SPF on my face everyday, but it's even more important during the summer. My sunblock of choice is the Neutrogena Body Mist.

5. A pair of shades - I've never found a pair of aviator shades that fits me just right. Maybe this summer will be different. :)

6. Aquazorb towel - I was recently given this and I hear it works wonders because it's fast-absorbing and fast-drying. Apparently, even the smaller-sized ones can do the job of a normal-sized bath towel! Imagine all the luggage space you'll be able to save with it!

7. My trusty Lumix LX3 - Mine is turning a year old this summer! I've loved it ever since I bought it, and I don't think I'll be replacing it anytime soon. A very worthy investment, and I look forward to using it even more for some great pictures this summer.

8. A pair of flip flops - You probably all saw this one coming. I still love this relatively old pair of brown Havaianas that I've had for a while now, but maybe I should get a colorful pair to liven up my summer outfits this summer.

What are your summer essentials? :)


Vacation Leave said...

at last i've found a local blogger who uses an lx3! does it really produce high quality pics? i mean, near-dlsr kind of photos? mulling between an lx3 and a basic canon dslr. leaning towards the former coz i really don't like walking long distances with a bulky camera in tow.

Daene | Filipina in Flip Flops said...

Hi! I would say yes, the LX3 can take near-DSLR photos, and without the hassle of lugging around a relatively bulky camera. And since I'm not aspiring to be a professional photographer anyway, I'm pretty satisfied with my pictures already. :) You can check my Snapshots posts, or actually all the posts in this blog - all the pictures here were taken with either my old Canon Powershot (the most basic model) or with the Lumix LX3. :)

Thanks for visiting my blog! I love your blog name by the way - Vacation Leave. Those are my two favorite words when it comes to my corporate career. Hahaha!

Katt said...

Yay! Cheers to fellow LX3-ers, hahaha! :-)

Vacation Leave said...

i looked at your photos and they're great! will definitely choose the lx3 over canon's entry- level dslr :)

JODYxBUFFY said...

My favorite pair of flip flops is the Teva Elixer 5. This flip flop has a lugged sole, which is perfect for all-terrain perambulations. They are extremely comfortable for flip flops. I even hiked in the Andes and the Annapurnas in them. Flip flops are very versatile: cooler alternative to closed shoes, shower wear, rainy weather wear, lounging-about wear, etc. However, the feet do require a good scrubbing in the evening!

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