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Thursday, September 11, 2014

On 5:46 PM by Kresten Marti Ujano   No comments
Upon availing affordable Boracay packages, the things that you get include going and returning tickets, hotel (and buffet) with the hotel’s matching amenities, an island tour, and beach activities. Typically. What you didn’t know though, is that you also get psychological trauma!

Just kidding. But you know the feeling, don’t you? After a long day of swimming at the beach, by the time that you’re already sleeping, you feel as if you’re still floating atop the cradle of waves although, all of which feels almost too real but are actually happening in your brain as lucid dreams.

This lucid dreaming and/or probably vivid hallucination while in the state of half-sleep is called hypnagogia.

Hypnagogia may be characterized by being in a half-asleep/half-awake state followed by cognitive re-experiencing of previous activities in some instance. There are also other characterizations of hypnagogia but we’ll focus on this one and this one is specifically called the Tetris Effect.


Originally, the effect happens because of repetition of a single monocyclic activity that re-manifests itself during half sleep as visions that are almost too real. It’s like playing tetris for too long that your start to see the world and everything in it as tetriminos that you eventually start to visualize moves and combos until you fall asleep and continue to dream about said moves and combos.

The effect is not however purely visual or rooted in monotonous and repetitive activities. Activities that powerfully stimulate the body and the mind may linger in nerve memory and manifest themselves during sleep thus the feeling for swimming albeit being asleep on a dry and otherwise moving bed.

And no, it isn’t something to worry about. It’s a perfectly normal nervous response. Much like feeling that you crashed onto something upon waking up because you were previously dreaming that you were falling. It happens and you don’t have brain trauma. Now go on ahead and enjoy the beach.

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Thursday, September 4, 2014

On 6:40 PM by Kresten Marti Ujano   No comments
Continuation of last week's post...

Awkward Faraway Photos

Because there’s shade where the photographer is at and there isn’t where the subject is. Plus, the zoom makes the picture look really, really bad.

Unlike this one
Also, it could also be because the photographer either can’t come to the water or the camera isn’t water proof. Or the photographer is in the shade still.

And, since there are a number of nipples already present in the photo…
Food and Fools Photos

And, yes, sometimes these could be the most awkward and yet the most memorable ones because there are a lot of skin both from people and from pork liempo AND it’s probably happy drunk hour by then.

And although most of the above items, be it that they take up most of the albums, are also some the ones you go through to look back on and reminisce. Some outstanding photos that you grab to make as profile pictures that merits a “ay! ang ganda nito(whoa! this is nice)” will never compare to the memories and laughs a “mukha kang ewan dito(you look like a fool on this one)” Kodak moment can dish out.

If you missed part 1, you can read it here.

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