Tuesday, November 30, 2010

let's pretend i eat salad


white tank top from Topshop, denim vest from Promod, skirt from Archive Clothing, flower clip from H&M, tote bag from Cotton On, heart ring from Ring Apartment, blue and white oxfords from Pill

I met up with a few college blockmates yesterday, and one of my first friends in Ateneo, Leinard, who is waiting to be mentioned here (here you go, Lei, hahaha), asked me why I don't update a lot. I'm always surprised when I find out people I know in real life read my blog!

I guess it's mostly because I'm incredibly lazy, and partly because I don't feel right about spamming everybody with self-centeredness every single day (I have Twitter for that). I think once or twice a week of word vomit and my face is more than enough for all of us, yes? Plus, I don't want this blog to be some kind of task. I've never considered it that big of a deal, honestly, and I suppose it really isn't in the greater scheme of things. I just want to have fun with this blog and be able to express myself in the most candid way possible, whether I have a million followers or not. It's simply good therapy!


And while we're on the topic, let me take this opportunity to thank those who continue to drop by and leave nothing but sweet and kind messages. I never thought I'd receive such warm welcome in the blogging community or even last this long! (I have an attention span of a goldfish.) You motivate and inspire me, and I genuinely love you all!

Anyway, so much for that. Here's the rest of my long weekend in a nutshell!

rigatoni all' alfonso from Cibo, burger bites and grilled chicken ceasar salad from Flapjacks, tan cut out peep toe sandals from Ichigo (my boyfriend's birthday gift part 2!), clog wedges from Renegade Folk

Thursday, November 25, 2010

the day i turned 22


was also another one of my baby nephew Amir's rare day outs. Sorry, I can't get enough of this little angel, who obviously wore the bowler hat better!

Other than a midterm exam in the afternoon, the day was mostly spent around food. Had family brunch at Chateau 1771 in Greenbelt 5, dinner with Convi at Cocina Juan in Maginhawa Street, and then chocolate cake and fruit salad for dessert at home. Also, quality time with my boyfriend in the evening, which always means having our eyes glued to our laptops the whole time. <3

bowler hat from What A Girl Wants, gray jacket from Regatta (a birthday present from Convi!), white button down top from Dean & Trent, blue treggings from What A Girl Wants, floral socks, black shoes from Francesco, round glasses from Thrift Depot Online

(I don't know what "treggings" are exactly, but that's what it says on the tag. Tree leggings? Triangle leggings? Triceratops leggings?)

Overall, it wasn't really that exciting or any different from regular days. I didn't get anything from this list, but it was a peaceful day filled with love and happiness, plus a double rainbow! And I could not possibly ask for anything more. I only wish that the rest of my days will be as good if not better.

Friday, November 19, 2010

a hip hop the hippie to the hippie

bowler hat from What A Girl Wants, gray tank top from my sister's closet, jeans from True Religion, rings from Forever 21, Anagon Collection, & my mom's friend, black socks, black booties from eBay, bag from Topshop

As I was taking these pictures last Monday, I decided to try something different, and did this one pose where I had one leg up in a sort of awkward position, almost like I was dancing. Kind of like this. Convi says I look very hip hop in the shot, but really, it's all sorts of crazy and embarrassing, so no way am I posting it, hahaha.

You can egg me on to sing karaoke, and I will do it without complaining (and there's a big chance that I'll hog the mic), but I cannot dance to save my life. I can probably drop it like it's hot if you get me really drunk. Otherwise, I think I'll keep my moves to myself if you don't want your eyes burning.

Ok, I'm exaggerating. I'm not that bad a dancer. I can do this dance after all.

In other news, check me out in pigtails, and take a look at my freakishly large hand.


Wednesday, November 17, 2010

don't forget to breathe


This month has been good so far. I started it with a flu and a bout of laziness, but everything turned around for the better, and I've been trying to get my life back on track. Thank God for little things and surprises that constantly remind me of how great it is to be alive!

1-4. after a photo shoot (more on this when it comes out! :p), 5. recently acquired vintage bag (my aunt's, originally), 6. Encyclopedia of the Exquisite: An Anecdotal History of Elegant Delights by Jessica Kerwin Jenkins, 7-8. my 11-month-old nephew Amir

My birthday's coming up in six days. I'll be turning 22, which isn't really worth fussing over, but I suppose any of the following would be nice too: balloons, flowers, cupcakes, macarons, a tub of Nutella, the clouds and then the stars, maybe a glass of champagne, or any cheap and delicious bottle of alcohol, really, and, best of all, a long conversation on hopes, dreams, and funny things.

And maybe the new iPod touch? (Hi, Mom and Dad!)

I think I'll actually be spending the 23rd on a midterm exam, but I'm throwing this out to the universe just in case.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Halloween weekend in Cebu

first stop, the mall

candles, Coke, & lansones kept us company


behold, unkempt bangs & my trusty black booties (perfect for cemetery-hopping in the rain)

& finally, a goat taking shelter