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Daily Life Through My Huawei P9 Leica Lens

I have to admit that I’m prone to falling into routines that eventually drive me a little bit crazy. Routines that last a month or two eventually become boring and loathsome to me; my blog name “Wild Spirit” isn’t just a name I picked out of no where, it’s two words put together that identifies me as a person. I am in need of constant change, be it big or small, and while that sounds like a good thing I see it as something that’s also my weakness. I dislike that I can be someone who can easily leave things behind, I can be flakey and indecisive, and sometimes my “wild spirit” is what causes strains in my personal life/friendships. It’s something I’m trying to work on.

Routines may get boring to me sometimes, but I’m reminded that stability is healthy. It helps me stay focused, disciplined and it actually gets me more productive. Since July, I’ve had a solid routine that’s involved five main things: me time (lots of it), French classes, time with Gab, doing some work and socialising with friends — quite honestly it’s one of the happiest I’ve been. Notice how being online isn’t even on here? It’s because I learned to disconnect and my “me time” is mostly spent just being by myself. In all honesty, there isn’t a true work/life balance right now since I don’t get to spend much time with family, but when you get older that stuff tends to become normal anyway.

I decided to document one day of my usual routine with my Huawei P9 (with Leica lens, yes that phone) because I missed posting personal blogs like this (and I know you guys miss it too) — Here’s to celebrating healthy routines and the mundane things in life:

MORNING:

A Day in my Life - Huawei P9 (1 of 1)First thing in the morning selfie. I had to. Remember my old posts on Tumblr? I was the queen of selfies, but back then I wasn’t very confident about posting my face without makeup on the internet. Nowadays, I don’t really care much for it.

7.00 AM : My alarm goes off. Correction, my two alarms go off. One is by my pillow, the other is by the window, so I’m forced to get up and turn it off. I’ve got the bad habit of letting the words “let’s sleep in instead” take control of my brain and has caused me to use up my allowable late/cut allowances for years in college. But now I’m an adult. I’ve got two alarms.

A Day in my Life - Huawei P9 (4 of 13)7.30 AM : I snooze until 7:20-7:30, I’ll get up to freshen up in the bathroom and then get ready to put my face on for the day. Yes, I’m well aware my desk is a mess. I did that on purpose. It’s t he only way my life can be organized.

8.15 AM : If I’m ready to leave by 8:15, I’ll usually make some coffee/milk tea to bring to school. This morning, however, I was running late.

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8.30 AM : I’m out the door and start my morning walk to school. The walk usually takes 20 minutes and is pretty much my exercise for the day. I’m not the fittest person, and I actually really despise walking in the city (pollution + heat never make a great mix) but my area isn’  t so bad and it’s relatively safe which makes this easily one of my favourite parts of the day.

8:50 AM : I arrive at L’Alliance Francaise. Class is at 9:00 but usually starts at 9:30, so for the next 30 minutes I’ll be reviewing my lessons or talking to classmates.

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10:30 AM : Break time. My classmates, Jean, Jhen and I will either keep discussing our lessons, have ba    throom breaks or go eat. Today we decided to go to our favourite street food vendor across the street.

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10.45 AM : We’re back in class to continue the lessons. I’ll bring my chicken balls with me because I ordered 10 pieces (which nearly isn’t enough but that’s the only thing that would fit in the paper plate — two paper plates would be embarrassing) Have I ever told you how much I love street food like squid balls/chicken balls/kikiam/kwek-kwek? Because I do. I could live off them. Although I probably wouldn’t live very long.

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AFTERNOON:

12:30 PM : We’re dismissed from class, and I go straight to the library to study some more. You’d think 3 1/2 hours of French class would be enough for me. Unfortunately I’ve been struggling, especially with oral French, so I try to study as much as I can. French lessons have become a bit of a priority.

A Day in my Life - Huawei P9 (10 of 13)3.00 PM : I’’ll head home and make a late lunch, which consist of avocados with mustard based dressing, two pieces of toast and some roasted broccoli. I’m not even trying to be healthy, it’s just quick & easy and I’m really lazy to cook. Sometimes I’ll eat lunch while watching old tv shows or while reading a book.

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4.00 PM : If I haven’t got work deadlines to meet, my “me time” will consist of either reading or illustrating. Sometimes I’ll take a nap for an hour. I can’t help it.

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My daily morning and night views

6.00 PM : I’ll make dinner or eat my leftovers.

7.00 PM : Shower and other preparations for bed.

8.00 PM : Usually by this time I’ll be chatting with Gab on Facebook, that’s if he isn’t busy at work. When internet is great, I also take this time to work on some backlogs for my blog/vlogs.

A Day in my Life - Huawei P9 (13 of 13)10.00 PM :  I get on my typewriter and write. I’ll write my to-do lists for the next day, and then write what I’m thankful for that day. (p.s. if you understand French, yes I know I’ve made grammatical errors and only realised while typing this blog post)

11.00 PM : I’m in bed, ready to sleep. But I’ll spend around 2 more hours reading on Reddit. It’s really my favourite forum to lurk on.

1.30 AM : I’m sound asleep and ready to happily repeat everything the next day.


I know you guys really miss personal posts like this, so I promise to try and do it more often… Truthfully, I’ve been inspired to write a post like this because I have the new Huawei P9 phone with the Leica lens and I needed to try it out asap. I haven’t been able to travel with it yet, but I’m going to Malaysia next weekend so I’ll be able to try it out some more then.

So far, I’m really impressed with the camera quality, especially with the back camera. The photos in my last post about my carry-on bag essentials were also taken with the Huawei P9, and the quality is actually pretty good and is best with great lighting which helps photos come out sharper and less grainy. I also like that you can play with the settings as if using manual mode on an actual camera, which is great for experimenting or getting the right exposure/contrast you need — but the auto feature already works wonders.

For the selfie lovers reading this, the front camera is also not bad. It has the “beauty” feature that uses a filter to smoothen out your skin and make it look brighter, personally not a fan of filters like this because they erase my freckles, but it’s done well and does the job. :-)

Overall, I would recommend the Huawei P9 if you’re in the market for a new phone. I love mine and will be using it for my travels because it has a double sim feature (which I need) and the camera can be pretty versatile with its photo modes (includes time-lapse, monochrome,  night shot, light painting, etc) which is great for quick mobile photography.

If you’ve got any more questions about the Huawei P9, please don’t hesitate to ask me in the comments below. I’ve had this phone for only 3 weeks but I’ve explored it enough to be able to answer some questions you might have. Just a warning though, I’m not a tech expert so don’t ask me which phone is better than the other ;-)

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20 Comments

  • Reply Pia 2 September 2016 at 12:32 pm

    Omg! The photos you used in this post are taken by your Huawei P9? Again, omg. They look so good Also, you make the tusok-tusok stand look so artsy ❤️ I normally wouldn’t be amazed with phones that aren’t Apple or Samsung but this one’s the first Huawei I lusted after! Can’t wait for your Malaysia pictures using Huawei

    P.S: Kwek-kwek is life hahaha

    http://pepperonipia.com

  • Reply patrixiaespiritu 2 September 2016 at 2:20 pm

    Camieee Hi!!!! as in Huawei P9 talaga ung photos???? :) Ganda <3 Can you make an updated makeup routine on your channel ? love you camiee <3

    p.s: tusok tusok is bae <3 haha

  • Reply Carla 2 September 2016 at 3:20 pm

    I was planning to get this phone! But I tested the zoom while taking pictures and it seems a bit crappy.. same thing with videos. Thought it might just be that the gallery app can’t take the quality of the videos.. I need your thoughts! :P

  • Reply Ria Suing 2 September 2016 at 3:25 pm

    Wow!! The photos from Huawei P9 are great ha. Impressive! Would like to see more shots taken from this phone :) <3
    Oh and I love street foods too! :p <3

  • Reply Elaine 2 September 2016 at 4:02 pm

    I’ve been eyeing this phone for quite some time now. I’ve seen Instagram posts that are taken using it and it’s all amazing. P. S craving for chicken balls now.

  • Reply Cae 2 September 2016 at 6:21 pm

    A Camie morning selfie/blog felt like an essential then. Good to see a post like this from you again <3

  • Reply Chel 2 September 2016 at 7:47 pm

    Please do a vlog version of this <3

  • Reply Corinth Suarez 2 September 2016 at 11:15 pm

    YES! I love street food too! Especially kwek kwek and fish balls! HUHU. I miss home!

  • Reply Abby Malubag (@abbymalubag) 4 September 2016 at 8:38 am

    I’ve been trying to figure out if this phone’s any good, and this post helped! I needed to get a new phone for work

  • Reply Pearl 4 September 2016 at 2:14 pm

    Wow. I’m seriously rethinking my decision to buy an iphone now haha those photos look really nice!

  • Reply Chinny Chian 4 September 2016 at 7:05 pm

    Hi ate camie! Since you’ve also worked with Oppo and Sony, when it comes to overall ratings, which one do you prefer? Since they all have great cameras and I can see it in here. Pls respond since I’m trying to decide which one to buy!

  • Reply Jen 4 September 2016 at 9:12 pm

    Hi, Camie! I remember you having really curly hair in the past but now your hair looks so different and natural! Please share how you’ve been managing your hair as mine has been really hard to manage. I’ve been ironing it every day (which I know I must stop doing) because it’s curly and too frizzy :( please help me out! Thank you! :)

  • Reply Gayla 5 September 2016 at 10:03 am

    I’ve been eyeing this phone ever since it came out. I just quite confused between this and the oppo f1 selfie phone. Any thoughts?

  • Reply Yan 6 September 2016 at 7:34 pm

    Yey! love these kinds of posts! <3 And Love chicken balls too!

  • Reply Stephy Macasaet 10 September 2016 at 11:46 pm

    My boyfriend just got himself that Huawei phone through Globe and really loved it. He said this is much better comparing to the recent IPhone 7! The only downside of this is it’s not water proof but quality wise, I love it!

  • Reply Skin Matters PH 21 September 2016 at 2:42 pm

    We know how it feels getting used to a routine. That is why it’s nice to spice things up every now and then! Your skin care is no exception too. It mind be needing some refreshment. Why not try this Korean skin care routine for a change? It’s worth a shot! Here’s the link to it: http://www.skinmatters.com.ph/skin-care/article/id-518/pnd-id-P2/a-3-step-routine-to-get-the-korean-skin-glow–it–039-s-possible-/

  • Reply Jamie 25 September 2016 at 12:40 pm

    Hi Camie! You’re an x-a2 user right? Have you tried the x-a3 already? Do you think it’s worth buying or you’ll just stick with the x-a2 instead? And with all the gorgeous smartphone cameras.. Do you think mirrorless camera are worth buying?

    Hope you can answer.. I’m torn between buying x-a3 or x-a2 then I came upon your post and I was like.. Do I need a mirrorless camera or save up for iPhone 7 plus or Huawei if it’s better instead. Thanks much!:)

    – Jamie :)

  • Reply MONIQUE 29 September 2016 at 7:21 pm

    Chicken balls is lyf.HAHAHAHA. I love the quality of the photos! ♥

  • Reply Jan Limark Valdez 14 October 2016 at 5:36 am

    Street food never gets old. hahaha. Wow, camera phone for all those wonderful photos? Great!

    God Bless!
    Jan Limark |Brotherly Creative

  • Reply Danielle Camus 20 October 2016 at 3:13 am

    I hope I get to see you around some time, coz I think we live in the same area/condo! <3

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