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Birthday and July madness

Internet, I am officially 30 today! I guess those days when I longed to turn 18 and wanted to grow up very fast to conquer the world with a quick sweep of my hands are long gone. Never thought I would actually miss what I left behind many, many years ago as a child. Though life goes on and it hasn’t treated me bad at all, there is always some room to be nostalgic, right? So, I reflect. Every year I look back and reflect on my mistakes, shortcomings and I promise myself to do better and to be a better person. Today though, I want to look into my future. I want to pray for my family and friends who are my biggest supporters in life and wish them health and wealth they deserve…

Here I am 30 years old, exactly 30 weeks pregnant with our third child, doing what I love and anxious to see what life is yet to bring my way. Though I constantly pray they be some positive things, life is not without bumps and there is no escape from it. Yet I am thankful to God that he has bestowed upon me is a blessing. Blessing of having a healthy family and prosperous environment. I hope he also gives me strengths and bright mind to never take advantage of what I have and gives me wisdom to always pay it forward. My life is a gift and I intend to cherish it till I die.

Talking about gifts;  my very considerate husband got me this beautiful camera bag that I’ve been dreaming of getting for a year now! It is a SHE, ONA  (‘Ona’ means ‘She’ in Russian) bag and she is a queen of all the bag for me out there. I have not tested her on the field yet, but I intend to do so as soon as possible. My beautiful bag also came along with Nikkor 50mm f/1.8G. I needed a second 50mm and it arrived just on time and I am not surprised that it arrived on my birthday!

Ona Bag

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July 29, 2012 - 3:32 pm

Stefan - Happy birthday!!! Did it hurt to pass the “magic” line? 🙂

First, I followed your blog now for a while and like your photos!

Just let me drop a question: Why not a 50 1.4G? It’s my second ever used lens for portraits and weddings after the 85 1.4.

For around 330$ you can’t do anything wrong with it. Much better bokeh, focus and sharpness than the 1.8.

Just my two cents!

July 29, 2012 - 7:51 pm

Anna - Happy Birthday Lola! Wishing you many, many years of health, joy, and prosperity. Congratulations with the impending arrival of the newest member of your family. 🙂

August 3, 2012 - 2:33 pm

John Taylor - Happy Birthday Lola !

We also bought a second 50mm lens and the 1.8g version. I find it more accurate focusing than the 1.4g with equal bokeh and sharpness for a fraction of the 1.4 price.

Enjoy your gifts

Cheers

John

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