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instaBits instagram Daily Story

I decided, what’s best for me is PRACTICE – PRACTICE – & more PRACTICE.
Being in front of the camera ๐Ÿ“ฒ๐ŸŽฅ
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http://www.instagram.com/TimmyDavidNYC ๐Ÿ””
This will be a daily #vlog type of format. In preparation for YouTube.

Please let me know how I’m doing ๐Ÿ˜Š I would love to learn from your feedback.

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YouTube & Goal

Personally, I need to do this. I want to do this. My goal is to get out of my shell and be confident in front of the camera. My journey as a YouTuber begins. I will release my first video on February 1st. Please click on the link below and subscribe. The current video is a mini clip of my trip to The Philippines on March 2016. It doesn’t reflect on what I’ll be creating. As you’ll see, I avoided speaking and narrating. Because I feel insecure speaking in front of the camera. There’s something wrong with my tongue or something lol. When I talk there’s a lisp. Anyways, like I said, I promise to myself I will tackle my disabilities head on & do what’s necessary to achieve my goal.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCL3E6773C6iSVdVI9HrhSzQ

#BeforeILeaveThisWorld I want to:

1. Make people smile & laugh
2. Build a home for abandoned infants & children in Philippines
3. Build a home (in Philippines) for girls & women who are victims of rape
4. Build a home (in Philippines) for LGBT youth

I inherited land in Bataan, Philippines and this is my goal. I was born in an orphanage in Philippines. My mother was a victim of rape. Father, unknown. CRIBS orphanage gave me a second chance in life. The American missionaries who founded the orphanage took me in their home and introduced me to my parents.

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Tuesday Thoughts

We often reflect on life when we experience tragedy. Sometimes it’s when we attend funeral. We promise ourselves to live every day to the fullest. Though, human nature, we forget and gravitate back to negativity. Individuals who spend all day venting what’s wrong with their lives or someone else’s. Yes, reality isn’t all bright and colorful. We go through days where it’s impossible to maintain that happiness and positive outlook. Yesterday, I watched Yvonne Dowlen’s story on YouTube. โ€œI guess some people can direct their lives, but I kind of just let mine happen,โ€

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#YvonneDowlen

Jul 5, 1925 – May 2, 2016

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I always remember her at skating competitions, she maintained a low profile. She loved figure skating. Yvonne kept her life simple, she did what she loved.

I’m sure, we all have spent precious time with our elders. They offer us wisdom. Some tend to say, well they lived through a different era. What we went through and are experiencing emotionally, they’ve been there. We can always gather perspective to reflect on the present and the future. I hope this post make you smile and be inspired. Don’t be easy to react on negativity. Let them. Look out after yourself first. Your mental health and well being. As much as it’s tempting to put them in their place, spend it on laughter & kindness.

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Photography ๐Ÿ“ธ

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Ever since I was 8 yrs old, I’ve fallen in love with the Art of taking photos. I took pride capturing moments. Oh the days of buying film & carefully placing it inside the camera. Keeping an eye on that meter, being picky with what I capture. Click * then adjust to the next film with my thumb. That sound and feeling when there’s no more film. The waiting game of getting your pictures developed. Then that moment comes when you get that envelope, you tear open that sticky paper, reliving the pictures and moments in order it was taken. Carefully not smudging it with your fingerprint. Cringing at photos I shouldn’t have captured. After seeing the last glossy picture, “Eh…. Next time” I then arrange it to my photo album book. I’ve always felt 50/50 with what I created. Fast forward to 2005 when I got my Sanyo flip phone, it had a built in camera. It was a great feeling, having a camera and phone all in one. I then would own a Palm, Blackberry, iPhone, then finally my trusty Samsung Android device. I’ve gone through all the Galaxy Notes, now my s8. I’ve also used Cannon, as I needed for zooming. These past couple of years I have volunteered at festivals & parade, to test myself. I bought a professional Cannon & shot on Auto. It was a great learning experience. Rookie me – taking over 5K photos for my first event, the Cherry Blossom Festival & Parade in DC. After selecting & editing, I produced 300 memorable photos. I then continued to document several more. DC Memorial Day Parade & Pride. I learned a lot & value the experience. But I decided not to pursue it as my livelihood. I’ll just keep it as a hobby. There are thousands of photographers today capturing moments with high caliber cameras, taking helicopter rides, using drones, & venturing untouched places. Me, I’m happiest with my #mobilephotography excursions.

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