Tuesday, March 29, 2011

i ♥ fashion

i like browsing the net a lot. i usually read blogs and recently have been visiting thebaghagdiaries.com. i also like reading nytimes.com for work related matters, and also for random stuff. i feel guilty as i type this because i do not read a lot of filipino websites or blogs. i have not made an effort to reach out to those dedicated bloggers out there because i still would like to learn the rules in the blog land. there's a line in the Easy A movie that says: Mr. Griffith (Thomas Haden Church): "I don't know what your generation's fascination is with documenting your every thought...but I can assure you, they're not all diamonds. "Roman is having an OK day, and bought a Coke Zero at the gas station. Raise the roof." Who gives a rat's ass?" yeah, who gives a rat's ass? i guess i pretty much agree with the line, but i also feel guilty for doing exactly what he said- documenting my thoughts, likes, feelings and whatnot. i don't go overboard though. i just like sharing things i find interesting. so with that being said....

i like to share things about fashion. i like to update people with what (i think) is "in" right now. i have been noticing a lot of these on the web.
feather earrings
  i haven't seen anyone in the malls or the streets wearing this feather earrings,
but if anyone knows where i can buy this type of earrings please let me know.
i want to buy for my girls. i'm sure (and hoping) this feather earrings are cheap. 

Monday, March 28, 2011

first time, first run, oh what feeling is this ♪♫

this is me, after a 3k fun run experience with walking and running in between.
just wanted to let you all know,
i am a lazy walker, hence, i don't jog and i don't join marathons.
but since my dear cousin michelle invited me and my girls
to join their office event, i decided, heck, why not.
this is naomi and she's 14 years old. i am proud to say, this was her first fun-run experience and she was one of the first 100 who finished the 3k race. i' am not surprised at all because she is the sporty one in the family, although i was a little worried when she ran ahead of us with her sister alyssa. i was thinking, what's the worst thing that could happen in a "FUN RUN" right? i guess none. I'm just being a protective mom always looking out for the safety of my girls.  
but there is one funny story i would like to share.
a couple of minutes before the 3k batch started, there was a group of boys loudly making jokes. maybe trying to get some attention so the girls would notice them. they went in front of  alyssa and naomi at the start line. when the race began, these boys ran wildly like little kids (these are teens by the way) a couple of minutes later, naomi caught up with these guys and she ran past them. when they saw naomi, the boys suddenly and excitedly tried to follow her but they couldn't keep up with her pace, so they stopped and started walking again as they gasped for air. i was like all smiles when chi and alyssa told me about this encounter with the boys.
after the race everybody was up for breakfast 
which is always a good reward after some hard work.
for me that was really tough (and hard work). i have never done it 
before so i needed some reward. haha. 

that same day, 
we had the privilege of learning to play golf for free!

pictures taken at intramuros golf course and country club. 

everyone had an awesome golfing experience. 
and we shall return! we hope so!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

lovely decors

these beautiful interior designs and decors caught my attention 
so i decided to do a quick post before i leave for work.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Thursday, March 17, 2011

hopeful

is hopeful that things will be okay soon.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

follow me

today, i started following pinoy bloggers. i randomly picked two blogs, one of them is thedramaqueencantellstories. i started checking out other filipino bloggers to see if i can find a blog i would look forward to visit everyday. i found some that are simple (i get bored easily), and some that are interesting. most of their posts are very general related to things i found on the web. i wish i could write so much more like these talented writers but i do not possess the ability to share- in writing, my day to day experiences or thoughts about things. i just need to be inspired i think. and honestly, i don't like writing so much where i tell you what my day's been like because really, like you care... 


but, since i've gone public with my blog, i have decided to make some changes here. i am going to make an effort to be more open to the idea that my blog can be viewed by random citizens. with a warning, i have a tendency to be cranky and bitter and the person i usually talk to is me. i argue with myself. i mutter about my laziness and my mistakes, i smile, i sigh, and roll my eyes☺. it seems life is never enough. but despite all the things i have mentioned in all of my entries about being sad and feeling lost or whatever, i still consider myself as the lucky one who can take things, emotions, memories, and use them to inspire myself and also those who seek inspiration out here on the web. there are far worse situations out there, so why shouldn't I be waking up smiling everyday?


Tuesday, March 15, 2011

fashion update

flared jeans is back!
also better known as bell-bottoms if you ask a sales lady at the malls here
but there is actually a difference between the two.  

 

flares are fitted from the hip through the knee
and slightly flares or spread outward to the bottom.

while bell bottoms are ridiculously wider.
good thing i still have my old flare jeans and didn't sell 
them when i recently had a garage sale at our house.

i like the flare style better than skinny jeans 
because it's more comfy.

so go out and wear your flare jeans now! 

  

today

i am craving for, 


good morning!

Monday, March 14, 2011

weekend recap

here's a recap of  my weekend:

(the dreadful) friday night.
aside from watching cnn to keep myself updated with the news about the tsunami 
that was supposed to arrive in the Philippines 9:55 GMT (around 5:55-6ish pm our time), 
i diverted my thoughts on watching american idol via youtube. (our cable sux)
 my favorite is casey abrams. 
i hated randy for choosing ashton, while jLo picked stefano
instead of robbie rosen.
 he is a very very talented musician-song writer and i think
has what it takes to be the next american idol, really. 
and he's really a sweetheart! 
i actually thought of him as the next barry manilow.
i do not understand why these judges didn't pick him. 


 saturday
 my kids are now able to enjoy this game with the portable DSi.
it's addictive! it's like i am taken back to my childhood and learning all
the techniques all over again! cheska is actually better than me. 
of course i haven't played this game for a long time and the levels are not easy.
 i was even bragging that i can beat them.
well, i haven't. yet.
  
and on sunday night 
 not as bad as i expected from renee zellweger.
case 39 is better than the last exorcism (this movie is awful),
but not as good as orphan.  

hope y'all had a great weekend! 
 

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Photoscape

once again, i love the vintage look.
these are fake old pictures using a vintage effect from a picture enhancer.
cool right? some of the pictures here were taken just a couple of years ago. 

i like my photo. it looks as if i really was in the 50's.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Tsunami in Japan 2011

i am hesitant to post something as heartbreaking as this, but i feel, it is something that we should all think about and ask ourselves how are we ever going to cope up if this sudden catastrophe happens to our country, or any place where we live with our loved ones? just by thinking about it makes me feel helpless.

i really hope and pray that every country, every government, every citizen, is doing their part to save our old and very sick earth. i wish our government is doing something about it. this devastating tragedy is the very example of our ignorance. we need to help raise the environmental consciousness esp. here in our country. so please please, for the sake of our future, wake up and do good deeds for mother earth. plant a tree, stop smoking, stop buying bottled water, eat vegetables more than meat,  (and why if you may ask? because meat poultry business is using a  large scale of our forest land/deforestation)  little things like these, are actually huge steps for saving the lives of our kids and their future. so act now before it's too late!
 there is still


Wednesday, March 2, 2011

and you learn

After a while you learn
The subtle difference between
Holding a hand and chaining a soul
And you learn that love doesn’t mean leaning
And company doesn’t always mean security.
And you begin to learn
That kisses aren’t contracts
And presents aren’t promises
And you begin to accept your defeats
With your head up and your eyes ahead
With the grace of a woman
Not the grief of a child  
And you learn
To build all your roads on today
Because tomorrow’s ground is
Too uncertain for plans
And futures have a way
Of falling down in mid flight

After a while you learn
That even sunshine burns if you get too much
So you plant your own garden
And decorate your own soul
Instead of waiting
For someone to bring you flowers

And you learn
That you really can endure
That you are really strong
And you really do have worth
And you learn and you learn
With every good bye you learn.

Veronica A. Shoffstall

Back to December

I'm so glad you made time to see me
How's life? Tell me, how's your family?
I haven't seen them in a while
You've been good, busier than ever
We small talk, work and the weather
Your guard is up, and I know why
Because the last time you saw me
Is still burned in the back of your mind
You gave me roses, and I left them there to die
So this is me swallowing my pride
Standing in front of you, saying I'm sorry for that night
And I go back to December all the time
It turns out freedom ain't nothing but missing you
Wishing I'd realized what I had when you were mine
I go back to December, turn around and make it alright
I go back to December all the time

These days, I haven't been sleeping
Staying up, playing back myself leaving
When your birthday passed, and I didn't call
Then I think about summer, all the beautiful times
I watched you laughing from the passenger side
And realized I loved you in the fall
And then the cold came, the dark days
When fear crept into my mind
You gave me all your love, and all I gave you was goodbye
 
This is me swallowing my pride
Standing in front of you, saying I'm sorry for that night
And I go back to December
It turns out freedom ain't nothing but missing you
Wishing I'd realized what I had when you were mine
I go back to December, turn around and make it alright
I go back to December, turn around and change my own mind
I go back to December all the time
 
I miss your tan skin, your sweet smile
So good to me, so right
And how you held me in your arms that September night
The first time you ever saw me cry
Maybe this is wishful thinking
Probably mindless dreaming
But if we loved again, I swear I'd love you right
I'd go back in time and change it, but I can't
So if the chain is on your door, I understand
This is me swallowing my pride
Standing in front of you, saying I'm sorry for that night
And I go back to December
It turns out freedom ain't nothing but missing you
Wishing I'd realized what I had when you were mine
I go back to December, turn around and make it alright
I go back to December, turn around and change my own mind
I go back to December all the time, all the time