Monday, January 18, 2010

inside my red Moleskine

I don't know why I even bother for a planner when I barely have anything to put and forget I even own one four months into it. I'm hoping though that this will somehow encourage me to get up and do something with my life. I'm making it a point to write on it everyday, so that at the end of the year, I can have something to help me look back on memories, especially since I can't possibly update on this blog that often. So, here's a little sneak peek.

What she sang, she lived.
The pages that I wish to fill with my travels for this year. The green sticky note (that looks yellow on my screen) is the list of holidays and long weekends for the Philippines.

The Extremely Informative Period Chart that I got off Keri Smith. A great way to keep track of PMS. I should give my boyfriend a copy.

The first three weeks of the year. The blank spaces on certain dates most likely mean that I was stuck at home and stayed glued to my laptop all day. God, I have horrible handwriting.

My planner's all boring and messy right now, which is pretty much the story of my life lately, but it's mine, and I plan to make it more colorful as each day goes by.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

oatmeal cookies

It was my boyfriend Convi's birthday on January 3, and I made him a batch of oatmeal cookies the day before (22 cookies for the 22 year old!). Quite a feat for someone who only ever knows how to work the microwave and maybe pop something in the toaster, so I'm really proud of this one. I actually got the recipe all wrong at the start, because I put in twice the amount of butter than intended. But with the help of my mom and a leap of faith, we were able to salvage them, and I believe they turned out pretty good. In fact, he loved them!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

take a boat ride through the sky & play

A few days into 2010...

So far, things have been going steady. Last year was emotionally draining for me, but I'm pulling through and now taking things one day at a time. Entering a new year always gives me so much hope. No matter how terrible the previous year was, I still manage to look forward to the challenges and the surprises this one will bring. I feel like I'm being born again during this time, and, for once, change is something that I welcome.

I hope to be a better daughter, sister, friend, and girlfriend this year, and promise to make it a great year for me and for the people that I love. And hopefully, by the end of 2010, everything on this list will be crossed:

get a job that I'll love
listen to music more
sing, and, if possible, perform again
less crying
be more adventurous with food... eat properly
exercise... fit into the clothes I bought in London last year
take more pictures
blog more often
grow out bangs?
control temper and mood swings
read
eat breakfast, ergo wake up earlier
avoid biting lips (use petroleum jelly!)
bake/cook
pray
dance with my boyfriend (he added this one)

Sunday, January 10, 2010

before anything else

If, for whatever reason, you've come across this blog, then hello and welcome!

I've been meaning to start a fashion blog since FOREVER, but I realized I wouldn't want to fully dedicate my existence to fashion alone. So, instead, this may become a bricolage of my life in general, and other odds and ends within my interests. Although, do expect a few outfit posts every once in a while, because I'm moody like that.

For those who know me in real life, I still keep my LiveJournal, but I've locked it for the more personal and sensitive entries. You're going to have to add me there to read them. The rest of my life will be updated regularly on this one. (Warning: I tend to have the attention span of a five year old, so I’m uncertain if I can really keep this up. I'll try my best.)

For those who don't know me, here are few things you might want to know about me before you decide to read on:
  • I majored in European Studies and have been unemployed since graduation. It’s been approximately nine months since then. I could've given birth to a baby already. Job hunting has been a little difficult for me, especially since I'm extremely picky and adamant about getting a job that I'll truly enjoy. At this point, I have no idea what I really want, but I'm hoping that, someday in the future, I end up in something that I love and enjoy doing for the rest of my life.
  • I live in Manila. It's a polluted, noisy, and an extremely crowded city, but I continue to have a soft spot for it. I spend my free time (which, for the past couple of months, is ALL THE TIME) either spending countless hours in front of my laptop at home or loitering at some mall. After a while though, it gets redundant, because over here, there's a mall beside a mall beside a mall a few kilometers away from another mall. The party scene in Manila is ~bangin'~ as well, from what I hear, but I don't party, so I don't really know. I always wish I lived near the beach.
  • I can speak about six languages: Filipino, English, Cebuano, very poor French, and little bit of Italian and Spanish. I get a thrill in learning about different cultures. Naturally, my love for traveling follows. I’ve been going in and out of the country with my family ever since I can remember, and I hope to be able to explore the rest of the world someday.
  • My other interests include singing, fashion, and photography. Although, I'm not a photographer at all. I just like looking at pretty pictures. I do experiment with my own DSL-R sometimes; however, I'm more of an old-school film person. I pretty much appreciate all forms of art, both visual and performing. Other things that I like: vintage, chocolate decadent cake drowning in caramel, and playing board games.
That's about it for the moment. If I've still managed to catch your attention up until now, you're amazing and I love you.