Thursday, September 3, 2009

Monsieur Abwan

A week before his flight for Paris, my Asia-particularly-China-fanatic dad was getting more and more reluctant about the trip. While we were on our way to the office one morning, he suddenly pretended to be a kid throwing a tantrum:

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

Definitely No Cold Feet Here

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

Finally Stopping To Smell The Roses

And then it finally happened.

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.

*Now accepting orders! :)

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 We would be happy to arrange your floral centerpieces for your next event. :)

Sunday, May 3, 2009

This Just Screams Artistry. Doesn't It?

Crocodile pump with grosgrain tie and rhinestone heel by Lanvin.

Mr. Alber Elbaz, you are a cruel, cruel man.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Dream House ♥

Actress Amy Smart's charming home in Beverly Hills, as seen on In Style, March 2009.

Looks sooo cozy! It's more cottage than house, which I love :)



I'm already dreaming of Brunches haha!

A. Smart: "It's Cape Cod meets Hollywood bungalow... I wanted to keep the feel of the '40s."

The lesser the signs of civilization, the better. Her garden is lovely! It'd be my perfect escape.

Photographs by Art Streiber.

Joey Ryan's Light On

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

This Will Melt Your Cold, Cold Heart

From PostSecret.

In response to a postcard about stuttering.

-----Email Message-----
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

Jack & Karen Make Me Laugh The Hardest

At 00:45 ---> HAHAHA.

They have way too many sidesplitting one-liners but this is possibly the best Jack and Karen scene ever!

Monday, March 30, 2009

7 Days

If these look fake it's because they are. Haha.
(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.