Women are more attracted to men who resemble or behave like their fathers.
Men are more attracted to women who resemble or behave like their mothers.
The majority of people will fall in love approximately seven times before marriage
Some individuals who claim to never have felt romantic, might suffer from Hypopituatarism - a rare mental disability that doesn’t allow a person to feel love.
Studies show that the risk of a ‘secret love’ being revealed only heightens romantic feelings.
“Frustration Attraction” is the condition of being overly attracted to someone only because they’ve rejected you.
At a critical time in childhood (between the ages of 4 - 6) boys and girls who live in close proximity, lost their ability to fall in love with each other.
When a person falls in love, the ‘ventral tegmental’ area in the brain floods the ‘caudate nucleus’ with dopamine - the same chemical found in cocaine.
When looking at someone you love, the neural circuits in your brain responsible for social judgment are suppressed.
A study of college students who had recently experienced rough break-ups showed they had strong activity in the ‘insular cortex’ - the part of the brain that experiences physical pain.
Studies show that if a man meets a woman in a dangerous situation (or vise versa) he is more likely to fall in love with her.
The ‘Romeo & Juliet Effect’ is when a difficult situation with challenges or obstructions only intensify one’s love.
Men & women are subconsciously attracted to those with a symmetrical face.
Men in love show more activity in the visualization part of the brain, while women in love show more activity in the part of the brain that governs memory.
40 - 70% of female homicides are committed by their lovers or spouses.
^ That wasn’t very romantic, was it?
Staring into a lover’s eyes can be a great way to strengthen bonds. In an experiment, complete strangers of the opposite sex were put in a room together for 60 minutes. They were asked to chat for 30 minutes, then only stare into each other’s eyes for the remainder of the time. Many felt a deep attraction for one another, & two pairs married each other six months later.
The urge to fall in love, like hunger & sleep, is a primitive, biological drive.
#3 - Still below the approximate
#8 - Cocaine is one hell of a drug
#14 - Prolly the reason why I pursued photography when I got dumped. Visualization overdrive channeled into still images.
Thank you so much for answering the TLR question! I'm not sure if I still want to buy the camera from the charity shop though. I was checking it awhile ago and I noticed that there's a lot of dirt in the camera and it has a lot missing parts (if it was complete, it would be sold at a much higher price) according to the seller. He also said that if he's not 100% sure if it still works and it needs restoration. :< I wasn't even able to check it properly because I don't know how to, to be honest. I was afraid that I might break the camera. D: I'm now thinking if I should buy it and have it restored in the Philippines when I visit soon, buy it but only as a collection or not buy it at all. It's annoying because it's being sold for only £30, which is P2000+ and it was f2.8 lens! I like fast lens and bokeh.
But I'll still try to buy a TLR camera in the future! :) It is lovely and I like how you see things from a different perspective, since you shoot from the waist/hip. I actually want to start my own (working) film camera collection but I guess it's too soon. Maybe when I'm 16 and have a part time job whilst studying in college. Or when I go 'camera hunting' in charity/second hand shops and Hidalgo, I might find a good camera or two.
PS: Matagal pa yung birthday ko. I just like to plan things in advance to I know how much I should save, how long it'll take, etc. And I called you kuya because I was being respectful. :) I can stop calling you kuya if you want me to. Sorry if this is too long.
Well that camera is a bit of rarity here and I advise against having cameras repaired or buying cameras in Hidalgo. I do have a lot of horror stories regarding that place… Although if you just like a working 70’s era SLR there are lots of those in hidalgo!
For TLRs, the Bokeh I like is if it is a swirly bokeh which you can get not from a high speed lens but through a Triplet design lens (3 elements in 1 Group). That is why I got a Ricohflex Model VII [Check out the first photo of this set and it appears on the other ones http://agdemesaphoto.tumblr.com/post/2683205637/sitio-wawa-solitude-and-simplicity) even if it has limited settings (Shutter speeds: 1/25, 1/50, 1/100. Fstop: f3.5-16). Check out Seagull 4B-1 which costs around the same as the Rollop (Php 2,500-3,000 in Ebay) that Shanghai camera factory in China still produces (If I am not mistaken) and it has a nicer more harsh swirl that my Ricohflex. I just don’t like a very violent bokeh so I am happy with my TLR :)
Easiest way to have a camera collection? Ask your friends and family for their old ones :) Not only you will get it for free but who knows what nice jewels you could find? (I recently acquired an old Polaroid Colorpack II which still has a decent lens but I’m too lazy to buy batteries :P )
With Regard to the Kuya issue, since I am around 10 years older than you, I think that gives you full marks to call me kuya! haha oh well. I have to accept the fact that I am old. [And sometimes as cranky as an old man too :( ~sigh ] Good that ya’ still know how to respect elders LOL :P