Tuesday, January 31, 2012

i'm an extraordinary machine

Zara dress, H&M cardigan, sister's socks, Mango booties, Rustan's bracelet

I'm always so bungisngis in my photos. I wonder if people are getting tired of seeing my teeth all the time. It's the only way I know how to werk my thaaang, so unfortunately, you're stuck with my Cheshire grin indefinitely. I cannot do those fierce fashyown poses with a straight face! It was such a struggle for me to do the next shot. I have to show my teeth!!! Hahaha. Besides, don't they say that your smile is your best accessory? So, smile, people! Let's not take things too seriously. :D

Anyway, I wore this to a job interview this afternoon. Funny and embarrassing moment: the swivel chair I was sitting on kept going down on its own and I kinda squeaked "help!" to the interviewer. Hahahaha! Oh, god. Other than that, I feel really good about the whole thing. I can't tell any more until I sign an actual contract, but I'm hoping for good news to come very soon!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

love yourself

thrifted jacket, leaf & co. (F*ART) dress, boots from Hong Kong, old earrings from Africa, bag from Italy

I should be doing stuff for school, but I'm in too much of a chipper mood to skip out on blogging. I don't want to eat my words again and jinx this, but my days have been pretty good recently. Apart from missing a class from being too tired and sore from yoga, things have been quite peachy. School work is slowly piling up, partly thanks to my procrastination skills (old habits die hard). Still, I'm learning and very optimistic about where I am at the moment.

And yeah, I've taken up yoga. It's been great so far! I'm still getting the hang of it, of course, especially since I'm used to sedentary life. But I'm trying to change lifestyles, and I think I'm off to a nice start. Hopefully, I can keep this overall outlook up!

I've come to realize that I've been too hard on myself these past few years, and the only way out of this hellhole is self-acceptance. I need to learn how to embrace myself fully, to accept, appreciate, and affirm who I am. So, let me end this with a reminder. To myself and to whoever needs it. "You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection." (Buddha) And once you do, everything else will follow.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

maybe i will be ok

Promod top, YRYS belt, What A Girl Wants skirt, Renegade Folk shoes, Muji bag, Accessorize necklace & ring (gifted by my boyfriend)

I didn't have classes the past couple of days, so it's been kind of a lax week for me. I was able to have time for myself to work on my projects (both for school and personal ones), do a few errands, and pretty much put my life into perspective.

Steady times like these are quite understated nowadays. Nearly everyone I know is busy and up and about, and their diligence and high energy is really something to aspire, but I think I'd like to stick to being carefree and laid back for now. It has it's downsides, yes, but hey, I guess that's why we need build one another up.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

hose play

My little nephew Amir having the time of his life with our garden hose!

This is my kind of bath!

Monday, January 16, 2012


Topshop top, Forever 21 skirt, Accessorize necklace, H&M bag, Playground Love Shop boots

Convi has been a busy bee working on graduating basically, so he and I haven't been seeing each other much lately. Thankfully, we managed to squeeze in a lunch and movie date last Saturday! Yay! It was such a welcome break and treat after a long week of thesis for him and me recovering from a flu. Also, coincidentally, we wore each other's presents that day. I wore the necklace he gave for Christmas, and he wore the shoes I got him for his birthday. Yuck, cheesy!

The well-trained boyfriend asked for an outfit shot, too! Haha, so cute.
We ate at Outback Steakhouse for lunch, since he'd been wanting to go there for the longest time. We weren't very happy with our Kookabura Wings (price > quantity), but the rest of our orders left us stuffed (Bacon Cheese Burger and Toowoomba Pasta, yum!). Afterwards, we headed to Eastwood to see Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows. I barely remember the first one, but the sequel is brilliant! You should go see it if you haven't yet!

I don't know when we'll see each other next. Probably in two weeks. We're like in a long distance relationship nowadays, haha. But absence makes the heart grow fonder and all that. I'm usually very clingy, but I guess I'm more patient these days and just really excited for him to finish school!

Wish him luck on his thesis, you guys! He needs all the prayers, good vibes, and motivation he can get. :)

Friday, January 13, 2012

Sunday, January 8, 2012


In celebration of my blog's second birthday in two days, I'm wearing colors of the sky and formally introducing her brand spankin' new domain! Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to boatridethroughthesky.com!!! You will easily be redirected to the site, but do update your bookmarks just to be safe. Oh, and I created a snazzy new e-mail to match, too. :D

I was going to wait till the actual day for the big reveal, but I have low EQ! I figured out most of the setting up on my own, so I'm really very proud of this. I feel so techie! I used to be great with computers and was always assigned to create simple class websites back in high school. Good to know I still haven't lost my touch when it comes to tinkering with technology!

Amazing how this blog is surviving. I only started and still do this for myself, to keep memories and have something to look back to. I never meant for this blog to actually gain even the small but solid following that it has now. So, from the bottom of my heart, thank you to each and every one who continues to journey with me, for giving kind words that help keep me going, for pushing me to be who I want to be (and better), and for encouraging me to reach the dreams I never knew I had. And this goes beyond blogging.

Zara shirt dress, Forever 21 hat, earrings gifted by Cai, Forever 21 belt, socks, booties from eBay

Thursday, January 5, 2012

back to school (again!)

After many twists, turns, bumps, and a whole lot of drama in between, I'm finally back in school. It was actually a bit of a sudden decision. Although I had always planned on going back eventually, I never expected it to be this soon. Either way, I'm grateful and blessed. Especially for my dad, who has been incredibly supportive of all this and was actually the one who encouraged me to get on with it.

There's quite a heavy back-story behind this. I don't know if I have the heart to tell it all. It's really been a crazy and emotional past few years for me, and up until now, I'm still struggling, mostly with myself. I've kept this part of my life private, and my boyfriend's the only one who knows about every little detail. But just to vaguely share something raw about me without giving away too much: I'm seeking help and learning to deal with it one step at a time. Yun na muna.

So, here I am. Back in fashion school for the second time around, pursuing my second degree. A series of unfortunate events forced me to stop before and hold off on the dream, but I guess The Big Man Upstairs doesn't give up on me that easily. Though I've only gone through orientation (we had to draw today!) and met a few people, so far, everything's been lovely and everyone's been so nice and down-to-earth. I hope admiration and inspiration persists rather than haughtiness and intimidation.

Praying I finally find my place here and don't mess this up. Keep moving forward.

and here's me today

Cotton On top, Zara skirt, Charles & Keith wedges, Forever 21 earrings, bag from Italy