For the Nth time I changed my layout and title again. I dunno the rose background doesn't exude my personality nor reflect the bubbly personality that I've got. So I've tried some backgrounds that I like:
disco ball? what?
This one may look too christmas-y but I like the colors and looks happy to me.
I stumbled upon Des' (Homeless Coconut) while blog walking and saw this 30-day challenge she posted and decided to do it too. I think this is super fun especially providing the photos in the list. I am tagging all of YOU! The 30 Day Photo Challenge Day 01 - A picture of yourself with 15 facts. Day 02 - A picture of you and the person you have been close with for the longest. Day 03 - A picture of the cast from your favorite show. Day 04 - A picture of your night. Day 05 - A picture of your favorite memory. Day 06 - A picture of something on your mind. Day 07 - A picture of your most treasured item. Day 08 - A picture that makes you laugh. Day 09 - A picture of the person who has gotten you through the most. Day 10 - A picture of the person you do the most messed up things with. Day 11 - A picture of something you hate. Day 12 - A picture of something you love. Day 13 - A picture of your favorite band or artist. Day 14 - A picture of someone you could never imagine your life without. Day 15 - A picture of something you want to do before you die. Day 16 - A picture of someone who inspires you. Day 17 - A picture of something that has made a huge impact on your life recently. Day 18 - A picture of your biggest insecurity. Day 19 - A picture of you when you were little. Day 20 - A picture of somewhere you'd love to travel. Day 21 - A picture of something you wish you could forget. Day 22 - A picture of something you wish you were better at. Day 23 - A picture of your favorite book. Day 24 - A picture of something you wish you could do again. Day 25 - A picture of your day. Day 26 - A picture of something that means a lot to you. Day 27 - A picture of yourself and a family member. Day 28 - A picture of something you're afraid of. Day 29 - A picture that can always make you smile. Day 30 - A picture of someone you miss.
A perfect hot chocolate drink on this rainy night. The one with marshmallows are out of stock, as well as the dark chocolate ones. I settled for this one instead. I love spending rainy season with a cup of hot choco, a warm blanket, and a good book~
This is my current addiction! Bon Chon's Iced tea! Ofcourse nothing beats Wendy's iced tea for me but this one can be considered as a runner up. Not too sweet, not too strong, just the right blend of tea, sugar and water.
I am blessed to have the chance to celebrate Father's day this year, I almost lost my Dad to a heat stroke last June 1st. I am really thankful that he survived and is now on extensive therapy @ the Asian hospital. To my Dad you need to speed up your recovery because you promised me that you will show me around Chicago when I visit! Happy Father's Day Dad! I love you soooooo super much!
I won Say's Birthday Contest last week, and we agreed to meet up today Sunday, 12th of June in SM-Manila. Say fixed our itinerary with a great lunch @ The French Baker (her favorite restaurant) and a Perfectly Polished Nail Salon and Spa's services afterwards. It was so much fun that we planned on goin out again sometime soon. It's like we've known each other for a long time. I forgot to bring my camera and will borrow pictures from Say once she uploaded a whole bunch of them soon. This post isn't complete yet and will update this once i get copies of our bonding time. That's all for now~ Ciao!
After a month long break last May, I am now back in school and was able to attend my sewing class. I am on project 3 already which is a blouse with sleeves. I miss my classmates, my sewing kit, my machine, my bobbins!
Need to get some sleep then I'll just continue this tomorrow~
I've known these girls since birth, we're lucky to be cousins and had each other growing up. My childhood would never be the same without them in my daily routine. I remember me and Colleen (the girl on the right) were on the same batch. Every year we kept on hoping and praying that may God allowed us to be classmates. We would even daydream of copying notes from each other, doing assignments and projects together. Our prayers were answered on our last year in high school. Imagine we've been praying since 2nd grade! That was our best year in high school! Tina (middle girl) on the other hand transferred schools, because they had to relocate down south due to family business. Even though she's a few hours away, we would always see each other during christmas breaks, summer vacations, birthday parties and other family gatherings.
Then came college, C went to Ateneo de Naga took up Mass Communication, M went to Assumption took up Economics, and I went to CSB and finished Industrial design. We saw each other less, C comes to MLA ever christmas, M is on semester, I'm on tri-mester so we have different schedules of breaks from school. We hardly saw each other during that 4 years in college.
Fast forward to 2005, that was the last time we saw each other prior to last saturday. Imagine, that was almost 6 years! C is now married and has 2 kids, T is getting married this year, and I am still planning when to get married.
It's fun to see everyone doing good and very much successful with their own careers. It's also fun to meet up once in awhile and bond and reminisce memories of your growing up years. We may not see each other everyday, monthly or even yearly, it's nice to know that we never changed. We may have took different paths, different outlooks in life, it's fun to see that the girls I've been with 25 years ago, are still the same girls that I enjoyed that night wonderful night with~
Project renovation starts today and needs finish before July Ends. These are the photos I grabbed from google while doing my mood board. Here are some of the details for my renovation:
-This room will just have a minor face lift.
~Repaint 1 wall that has been damaged and the paint is chipping already.
~Find a nice printed wallpaper and cover that newly painted wall.
~Have my ac framed with a nice cornice.
~Replace my queen sized bed with just a full one and ofcourse need to shop for new sheets. My Mom bought my 3-yr old bed (I bought it because my Mom likes it and when it arrived it was too big for my room and I have suffered 3-yrs of it's bulkiness already) so she decided to buy it from me since she really likes it.
~Replace my old A/C for it eats up power like a horse and my electricity bill costs me an arm and a leg monthly.
-This area will get the slightest renovation of all.
~Cover 2 walls with either a printed fabric or wallpaper.
~Find a cheap chandelier for this area.
~Separate the mirror from my china cabinet and use it as an accent for my dinning area.
-Just hafta purchase a new sofa.
~Basically I just need to rearrange furnitures in this area.
-This one will eat the crap out of me for I need to bring 1 stupid wall down and turn it into a mini-bar/countertop. Plus I need to redesign cabinets for my little kitchen.
~Open up my kitchen by bringing down one wall and turn it into a mini bar.
~Find a whole slab of granite to fit my soon to be counter.
~Purchase 2 inexpensive high chairs.
~Decide on which tiles to use for the kitchen
~Purchase a good lighting fixture for the mini-bar.
~Design pantry cabinets that will be placed about 3ft from my sink and drawers for my utensils, plates, glasses, & cooking pans.
~Find an indoor clothesline that can fit in the higher areas of my kitchen.
Living in a small flat is a real challenge for designers to get the most our of it. I remember back in college in one of our major subjects, our finals was to create a scaled down miniature of a smallest living space possible for an average man (which is 6ft tall). There were no limitations for this project, you can make a dinning area on top of your bathroom, everything can be super high-tech (touch screens, flat screens and the like), a bed on top of your sink/oven/dishwasher, really tested our imagination and creativity in designing. Everyone went gaga over this project, each team of 3 must outdo one another in quest for the highest grade of 4 (that's how our grading system was, most prolly you have an idea where I got my degree now). And to test what I've learned from the 4 glorious years of studying design, I am now challenging myself to redesign my flat according to my style, taste and standards.
I will post updates and photos of my said renovation. Send all the luck my way for I only have 2 months to conquer this challenge!
If you have any suggestions, ideas on where I can find the nicest granite in town, wallpapers like those I posted, a good brand of A/C which won't eat up much of my savings, anything that can help me achieve this renovation, please, please drop me a comment. Everything would be appreciated~