Tuesday, January 29, 2013

I believe in angels

This made me cry. 

home art

Lately I've been obssessing myself with blogs and sites about interior designs, wall arts, crafts and gardening. Wish I could have my own house so that I can do anything with it. Repainting and decorating the interior just like some bloggers do. But because di pa afford ni mam, rent muna ang drama ko. I'm renting an apartment right now and I want to repaint the walls with white and light colors but the owner doesn't permit me to do so. =((
So I'm looking for alternatives. Few weeks ago, I was introduced to this blog: A Beautiful Mess. It's a lifestyle blog created by sisters Elsie and Emma. They share their ideas and inspiration on art and DIY projects. I'm truly madly deeply in love with their blog. Go check it out. For sure you will learn a lot from them. 

Here are some of their projects, which I'm planning to try at home :)
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Ganda no?
I'm also considering on beautifying my rooftop. Putting some greens might be a good idea.
Here are some of my inspirations. Images below are via Apartment Therapy.
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I would love to tambay sa rooftop ko kung ganito istura nya. :)
I'll give myself 3 months to realize all these. So help me God. 

Sunday, January 27, 2013

"Age is just a number, being young is an attitude"

I just turned a year older last January 16. Yes, I'm old! (*=*) 
Each year I feel wiser and mature and happier. Along with feeling good about myself , I also started to think and asked myself these questions. "Am I living a meaningful life?What are my accomplishments in life so far?" Napayoko nalng ako. I realized I haven't done enough. But because I'm trying to be an optimistic person, I know I still have time, I still have the chance to live my life in a meaningful way. I'm not getting any younger, so I better be quick. Stop wasting time on negativity. Pardon my being emo here.Birthday ko 'to.pagbigyan nyo na.hahahaha

Enough with the "emo" mode, I'm sharing you some photos of how I celebrate my birthday.
I received very early call from my parents. About 12 midnight. They always do that. They'd make sure that they're the first persons to greet us(siblings) on our birthday. Yes, they are the sweetest. They're the most thoughtful people I know. I also had lunch with my officemates. After work, my boyfriend accompanied me to church. It feels so good to attend mass. (napaghahalatang hindi ako maxadong ngsisimba.hehe). Then boyfriend brought me to Bar Dolci in The Fort. It was his treat. I was a happy kid :)) 
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We had sweets that night. Their rainbow-colored macarons look attractive and taste good. Jonathan loved their extra dark chocolate gelato. Inubos nya nga e. hindi ako tinirhan.pambihirang libre to oh. hahaha
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I didn't like the taste of their coffee. I don't know pero I think something is missing. :( (ah baka sugar yun.lol.
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a view of Burgos Circle
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(accessories:Tomato, shoes: Figliarina, bag: thrifted, top: thrifted, pants:Jag)
and I, walking down the street.

After the dessert date, we rushed to the cinema to catch the last full show of Les Mis. 
Oh God, the movie was best. Go watch it if you haven't. It's one of the best birthday presents ever. <3

I also had an advanced birthday celebration with my closest friends. My boyfriend helped me in preparing these food. I love entertaining guests at home especially cooking food for them :) 
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My Spicy Buffalo Wings. akala nila inorder ko to sa Bon Chon. lol
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Fish Fillet with Broccoli.
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Grilled Tahong with Cheese. Effort pala pgluto neto.as in! We had grilled bangus too.
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They gave me this cake. Thanks, friends! Love you too! 
So that was my fun-filled birthday celebration. 
Thank you dear God for another year! I love you forever. :)
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I'm wearing roses

This gonna be my first outfit post of the year. :) 
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Striking a pose while strolling around Abreeza Mall in Davao.
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Got this floral top from ukay. I love that I feel comfortable wearing it. ;)

Have a lovely Sunday, loves! 

Saturday, January 26, 2013

in the end, family is all that matters

Did you know that I missed my 4 am flight to Davao last December 20? Yes! Binatukan ko sarili ko bigtime! I set my alarm clock to 1 am and I need to be at the airport at least 1 hour before my flight but I woke up 3:45 am na. Craaaazzzzy I know. Ngpanic ang lola mo. On my way to the aiport, sa skyway, I saw an airplane flying na. Ang sakit-sakit. The pain of losing something so important. My promo ticket, which costs 900 pesos got forfeited and I have no choice but to buy a new one. Tumataginting na 9,600 pesos.Ouch.10 times my first tix. I wanna kill myself(ang OA). I could already buy 1 ukay store or donate it to typhoon victims (Char!). Well, things happen for a reason. What's important to me that time is to go home to these people.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Novelty nuts: the charm of chestnuts

Happy new year, blogosphere friends! :)
I'm back from my fun-filled christmas vacation. Can't wait to write stories and post photos about my break. Meanwhile, a friend of mine would like to share some information about chestnut. 
If you are interested, feel free to click the links below. :)

"The festive season brings some unusual ingredients into the kitchen, the chestnut being a prime example. The fruits of the chestnut tree are harvested in October and will last a few weeks in chilled storage. Fresh chestnuts can be easily dried or frozen for future use. Despite this, chestnuts remain an exotic ingredient outside the Christmas season. In fact they are a healthy food option: low in fat, high in fibre and a good source of Vitamin C. They also adapt well to both sweet and savoury dishes.
Nigella Lawson has repeatedly included chestnut dishes in her cookbooks. Her most recent publication, Nigellissima, contains a recipe for No Churn Chestnut Ice Cream. And Jamie Oliver has shown that chestnut dishes don’t have to be time consuming: his new book, Jamie’s 15 Minute Meals, features a recipe for Squash Soup with Sagey Chestnut Dumplings.
In the winter months, chestnuts become a street food; a paper bag of freshly roasted chestnuts can provide warmth and nourishment when you need to refuel during a Christmas shopping trip. It’s easy to roast chestnuts at home and fill your house with a delicious festive aroma.
Part of the appeal of the chestnut is its delectable colour. Chestnut is a classic shade for autumn and winter, suggestive of richness, luxury and warmth. Who can resist a pair of chestnut-brown suede boots? The range of Rocket Dog boots at Very.co.uk includes some lovely options.
Or if you are looking for a fresh hair colour, chestnut is a versatile choice. Chestnut hair dye is available in many shades to flatter a variety of skin tones. Subtle highlights in chestnut will add spice and texture to brunette hair.
British cuisine will embrace the chestnut in the coming months. If you find yourself craving a chestnut after Christmas, seek out a gourmet sweet treat: Continental suppliers produce crème de marron (sweet chestnut puree) and marrons glacés (candied chestnuts) all year round.