Thursday, September 3, 2009
Daddy, shaking his head and fake-crying: "Ayoko na umalis....ayoko na umalis!!! Walang magawa sa Europe, mas masarap pa sa Chinaaa."
(After 1 week)
Arriving from the airport, he enters our main door where my brother greeted him:
Carl: O! Kamusta trip?!
Daddy: Bon Jour.
Saturday, July 25, 2009
ADORABLE!! And even more adorable are the grandpas and grandmas clapping along to Chris Brown's Forever! HAHA.
And speaking of Walk-Down-The-Aisle songs, a schoolmate of mine got married recently and hers was Sting's Fields of Gold, but of Eva Cassidy's version. (HOW PERFECT IS THAT CHOICE?!?)
My friend's sister who was present at the ceremony told us that everyone had goosebumps, most especially when the big church doors opened on cue and the bride was standing at the end of the aisle immersed in sunlight.
...Which then made another partially-skeptical friend of mine to admit, "I'm starting to believe in Romance again."
Sunday, July 19, 2009
My friend Michelle and I have been conversing (at times debating) on which 'Sideline' business we should partake in.
Food? Good. Steady.
Fashion? Good, too. But nah, maybe not for now.
Flowers? Hmm. Could be, could be. After all, we both are admittedly meticulously O.C. and we certainly appreciate good aesthetics. (And not to mention that I just adore both Flowers and Colors.) Having these traits would be perfect if we were to pursue a career as florists. (Ha!)
So when her niece was about to celebrate her 1st Birthday and Michelle asked me to team up with her to arrange the floral centerpieces, I right then and there said Yes. Didn't think twice about it.
And of course, crammers that we are, we started the creative thinking process a couple days before and did everything-- shopping, costing, arranging- the night before the party.
It was EXHAUSTING. But I couldn't explain it. Somehow, standing for 15 hours straight, the missed meals, and sleep deprivation didn't discourage me (and my singing, much to their dismay? I hope not haha.) at all. I honestly enjoyed arranging those flowers: matching the colors, making sure the flowers didn't clash, and that the arrangement is proportioned.
I left Michelle's house at 1 in the morning, got home, showered, hopped into bed at around 3 and when I closed my eyes to finally get some R & R, I kid you not, I literally could still see flowers everywhere. And-- as much as I would like to come up with a different closing sentence from the post previous to this, I can't think of anything more accurate- that made me smile. :)
*I apologize for the poor quality of the photo (as well as the backdrop!) as I was in a rush to get my beauty sleep.
**The Color Motif was Pink-Purple-Green. We were asked to make the flowers compact and low in height. We added the Butterflies, which we attached to wires, to make it more playful.
***For queries, requests, orders (within Metro Manila, Philippines only please), kindly E-Mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We would be happy to arrange your floral centerpieces for your next event. :)
Sunday, May 10, 2009
Sunday, May 3, 2009
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Looks sooo cozy! It's more cottage than house, which I love :)
I'm already dreaming of Brunches haha!
Photographs by Art Streiber.
Joey Ryan's Light On. I could listen to this all day. :)
~ Discovered Joey Ryan from watching Bella.
~ Discovered Bella from visiting IMDB site.
~ Visited IMDB site for Anchorman Quotes.
~ Looked for Anchorman Quotes after watching said film.
~ Watched said film as a way to pass time on plane.
~ Was on plane en route to Manila after visiting relatives.
~ Was visiting relatives for a big Mother-side reunion a few Christmases ago.
~ Ok, I'll stop.
~ But before I forget, go watch Bella! That movie gave me goosebumps.
Bella Official Trailer
Friday, April 17, 2009
In response to a postcard about stuttering.
I am mum to a 13 year old boy who has a stammer that is so bad my heart aches for him. But his friends just don't care about it. They take phone calls for him, they cover for him, insist people let him finish and I love them for that more I can possibly tell a bunch of 13/14 and 15 year old boys!
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
Monday, March 30, 2009
(Well, not completely, but they're not exactly real, either.)
Got these 7 semi-precious stones from Greenhills Tiangge last week for 700 bucks ($14.50). Not bad, right?
The colors in the photo look more stark, but in actuality, the stones are more pastel-ish.
I'm planning on making them into 7-Day Gold Bangles.
I think I'm over the White Gold Jewelry phase..
Gold seems more regal now, no? Oh actually, it always has been. Tumatanda na ata ako that's why my tastes are changing. Ack. o_O
Well I'm off to Binondo tomorrow afternoon to visit a jeweller. I'll post photos of the bangles once they're done.
Let's see if they can pass off as genuine. Haha.