Thursday, February 26, 2015

Day Zero Project - a new list!

                                 
Site about Day Zero (English) / Day Zero Project

Some 2 years ago I already joined the Day Zero Project and sadly didn't finish all my goals so here's me retrying. Fresh with a new list of things I would like to do!
Day Zero has moved to a big website where you can create lists full of goals like 'Learn Japanese', 'Kiss in the rain', 'Visit all 50 States' and more! Are you going to join? Let me know in the comments below, post a link to your own list or post a few goals!

Start of project: Thursday, February 26 2015
End of project: Sunday, December 3, 2017

Goal being worked on
Goal completed


Project/Blog

1. Think of 101 goals for this project
2. Update blog layout
3. Do NOT change a goal!
4. Add €1 to the piggy bank after completing a goal
5. Blog every goal
6. Complete the 5000 question survey
7. Do something fun with the money by the end of this project

Personal

8. Have a romantic weekend away
9. Answer the '50 questions that will free your mind'
10. Get my  theory for my driver’s license
11. Get my driver's license
12. Re-organize my craft supplies
13. Get a job
14. Make a new friend
15. Identify 100 things that make me happy
16. Dye my hair
17. Write all my bad memories on paper and burn this paper afterwards
18. Clean my desk before going to sleep for a week (0/7)
19. Learn a poem by heart
20. Go for one week without facebook
21. Don't complain about anything for a week
22. Don’t speak a single word for a day
23. Don’t swear for a week (0/7)
24. Say "yes" to something I would not normally do

Health/food

25. Don't eat after 19.00 for a month
26. No fastfood (french fries, smos, ...) for a month
27. Go swimming 10 times (0/10)
28. Go to sleep before 0.00 every day in 1 week (0/7)
29. Do 25 jumping jacks every day for a month.
30. Go vegetarian for a month
31. Quit drinking soda
32. Don’t drink soda for a month
33. Cook 10 healthy meals
34. Try out 5 dishes from my Japanese cooking book (0/5)
35. Eat 5 foods I've never tried before
36. Bake cookies for someone
37. Make chocolates
38. Do yoga for a whole week
39. Get to my goal weight and maintain!
40. Eat a whole month no icecream, chips or chocolate
41. Do the 200 sit-ups challenge
42. Make real sushi
43. Have dinner by candlelight
44. Open a cookbook to a random page and made whatever comes up

Financial

45. Go through my old books, put them online and sell them
46. Go through my old clothes, put some online and sell them
47. Sell 50 products on Riechan9
48. Sell on 3 markets

Write...

49. Write a list of 100 things that make me happy
50. Make a list of 101 quotes that inspire me (and turn it into a book)
51.Write a list of 101 things I’ve already achieved in this lifetime
52. Write a list of 50 things I like about myself
53. Make a list of 50 places I would like to visit in my lifetime

Travel


54. Visit Praag
55. Go to 5 different museums
56. Visit Bruge
57. Visit Berlin
58. Visit Düsseldorf again
59. Go to Disneyland Paris

Multimedia/Random

60. Watch 100 classic movies
61. Watch every (drawn) Disney movie ever made
62. Listen to 10 artists I don't know
63. Record a cover of a song
64. Learn every country in Asia
65. Make a portfolio for my jewelry
66. Learn to identify 5 constellations
67. Learn to really use my camera 1 2
68. Complete a 365 day photo challenge
69. Turn of phone for 24 hours
70. Create a playlist of songs that make me feel happy
71. Read a book from my brother's collection

Creative

72. Paint 5 paintings
73. Learn to write with my right hand
74. Learn tricks on my kendama
75. Learn calligraphy
76. Knit a scarf
77. Wear nothing black for a week
78. Learn the lyrics to a Rappers Delight
79. Start a genealogy chart
80. Finish my black-white dress
81. Pick 3 things on Instructables and built them
82. Make 50 crafty things for myself (inspiration on youtube and pinterest)
83. Make a Life Calendar (example here)

Fun

84. Draw a self portret
85.Tie a note to a balloon and let it go
86. Go to a concert
87. Host a dinner party
88. Spent a rainy day watching films in my PJ's
89. Complete a colouring book
90. Take a walk in the rain
91. Watch the sunrise
92. Watch the sunset
93. Organize a clothing swap party
94. Go to a theme park
95. Host a board game night
96. Learn how to play a song on harmonica
97. Dress up for Halloween

Random

98. Clean my email-inbox
99. Surprise someone random with cookies
100. Give someone a random present
101. Leave little notes in random places

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Photography - Learning manual mode part 2

Last weekend my bf and I went out for a walk with their dog, Finnman.
He's a deerhound and the biggest dog I have ever seen upclose.
Our walk went to the shore of a river nearby. It turned out to be a very nice afternoon with very pretty light.Perfect for taking out my camera and try the manual mode!
Plus, walking with Finnman, I had a good challenge to get a nice picture from a very lively model. Here are some of the pictures. Please remember I'm only practising, so if you have some advice, let me know in the comments below!


 f/4, 1/800, ISO 160, 18 mm

f/5.6, 1/640, ISO 160, 42 mm

f/5.6, 1/800, ISO 160, 42 mm

f/5.6, 1/200, ISO 160, 42 mm

Have a nice day!
~ Riechan

Friday, February 20, 2015

Photography - Learning manual mode

Last year, somewhere in January I finally bought a decent camera Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3, kit lens. (Now here I would show you a picture but it's quite hard to get a picture from a camera if that's the only one you have)
It has been my friend on a journey to Germany and Poland, and to Japan. I shot pictures on parties, from the birthday party of my 90 year old grandfather to the christening of the daughter of my cousin.
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all in Automatic / Program mode...
Shame on me I know, but in my defense, manual mode seemed very very hard.
Until yesterday! When I stumbled upon the blog 'Click it up a notch'.
Courtney posted a 'how to shoot in Manual Mode - The Basics' document.
A very clear explanation of Aparture, Shutter speed and ISO.
Now, I knew what those were but I didn't really knew how to use them...
Her post was very easy to read.
So after reading the whole thing, I charged my battery and went to the park at noon to shoot
my first pictures in Manual Mode!
And here's the result!

f/3.5, 1/125, ISO 160, 14 mm

f/3.5, 1/125, ISO 160, 14mm


In the last picture you can see that I didn't get the acorn as a focus point. That's wasn't my intention... I wanted to acorn to be sharp and the rest unsharp but my camera didn't really want to take it as a focal point! *Learn how to use 'focal point' better added to the list*
Now I liked using manual mode! I can't wait to actually test it out on moving things!  I will post pictures once a week or more. You can always check out my instagram where I'll also post them! 

Have a nice day!
~ Riechan