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translating my current state of mind into words and pictures, one cup of coffee at a time
Limelight sketch book

Review: Limelight Sketch Book

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bullet journal may update

Bullet Journal May Update

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Pilot Juice dark red gel pen

Pilot Juice Dark Red Gel Pen

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BuJo boring week

The Beauty of the Bullet Journal

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Health, Wellness & Beauty | Reality

I Commit To Change!

By on July 10, 2010

i commit to change

My Daily Commitment:

I commit to put away P10 or more each day everyday. It is a small change, but I know it would have a big impact someday.

I commit to change my spendthrift ways. Differentiating wants from needs is a big step. I will spend now, if I need it. Those I want, will be for later if or when I’ve saved up some for them. So help me God.

piggy_bank
I commit to do this everyday (substitute a tin can for the piggy bank though)!

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Reality

Shoot!

By on July 7, 2010
Gloomy Sunday shoot
some shots from our Gloomy Sunday shoot

I miss shooting. My work schedule has been pretty tight these last few months and so I have not had any time to organize even a simple photo shoot. The last time I was able to enjoy using my camera was during our company outing, and I was mostly just capturing the beautiful scenery and fun moments with friends. It still gives a different kind of rush photographing a model: looking for good angles, right lighting and striking poses, tweaking the camera settings to get the effect just right, and finally capturing that elusive moment of beauty that makes all the effort well worth it.

I was lucky that despite my limited experience in photographing (amateur but very pretty) models, I produced some pretty decent images. I was able to qualify (yes, there was a screening) for membership at Model Mayhem. However, I have not had the pleasure of working with anyone (except for Robert who is one of my friends) from the site yet because of time constraints. Someday, I hope.

So. Who wants to be my model? Anyone up for a shoot? Email me and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can. ^_^

Have a great day everyone!

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Randomness | Reality

Older is better

By on July 6, 2010
old PE t-shirt
me in my old SBC PE t-shirt

I do not dress up even when I go out, so it should come as no surprise that this is how I dress up (or down, if you must) when I’m at home. Just a baggy (but clean) t-shirt and comfy shorts. And rubber flip-flops of course. The name of the game is comfort, plain and simple.

Nothing beats the comfort of all PE t-shirts. Old, as in elementary-and-high-school-days old. You know, those that are already worn smooth and already yellowish from all the years of use and abuse but still managed to survive intact. It may sound gross and all, but for me it’s not. The older the (baggy) t-shirt, the better.

Same applies to friends, in most cases.

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Health, Wellness & Beauty

What I’m saving up for right now

By on July 5, 2010

Shiseido Purewhite EX
Shiseido Purewhite EX

When did I ever become interested in glutathione? I am not exactly too dark to begin with, but a little more whitening won’t hurt. Haha. And besides, the whitening is just a side effect of taking glutathione anyway. What I really am after is liver detox. Lord knows how much junk food I’ve consumed in my short lifetime (I’ve had UTI several times because of all the salt content, to give you an idea) and I hardly think my liver has come out unscathed. And so before my liver develops any serious damage, a preemptive strike is in order.

But why this particular brand? I actually am torn between this and PH338 (another Japanese oral glutathione product I discovered in GT forums), but after asking someone who’s used both products and learning that this works faster in whitening the skin.. You get why I chose this. Haha. So yeah, maaaaybe there was a hint of vanity in my decision back there. Sue me. Every female has that, even in the smallest of doses. =P

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Randomness | Reality

I am indeed changing..

By on July 3, 2010

my comment

Sometimes I say (or write) things which, when I later get back to, amazes me. Take this for example. I only posted this comment on a friend’s status message last night. But when I read it again earlier, I was like, was that really me? I mean, it’s so positive and all. Which I usually am not. But I do know that I was quite earnest while typing that comment.

Looking back, there were indeed times when I was unusually optimistic about things, and life in general. Which is good, considering I am one of the biggest cynic/pessimists to ever walk the earth. I guess I might rot before my time if I was perpetually gloomy and all. So I reckon everything does have its ups and down after all. Yes, there are ups too, even if most of the time all we do is look at the downs. See, there I go again. Haha. But it’s all good. Gotta spread the smile-love-happiness while it lasts. ♥

Have a great day everyone! =)

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Reality

Of ghosts, rudeness and being happy

By on July 2, 2010

There was much excitement and thrill of horror at work today because of the “little boy ghost” that manifested itself to some operators at work last night. According to the story, the little guy under the inspection table kept poking the shin of one operator but was ignored and so went on to sit at the feet of the next one, comfortable leaning on her legs. The girl did indeed felt her legs becoming sore because of the “weight” of the little boy sitting on them. One of the guys actually talked to the apparition, and the it talked back saying that it just wanted to play. The operator then told him they can’t play because they were working. At this, the lights at their production line started switching on and off by themselves. Moments later, their electric fan mysteriously switched off too. The two girls who were at the inspection table were at the clinic this morning, practically in tears as they told their story to the company nurse. Needless to say, a lot of people were spooked.

Anywho, someone posted a really nasty comment on one of my past blog entries. I have no idea who that person is, other than he/she is a big coward since the comment was posted anonymously and with an obviously fake email address. At first I didn’t know how to react. I felt like I just got bitch-slapped. The tigress in me wanted to retort with a comment so scathing and a hundred times more rude that the commenter would want to just crawl into the farthest cave and wish he/she had never been born. And for a moment, I nearly did just that. Good thing a shred of decency tugged at me at the last minute, and I replied with much less venom than what I would have done prior to that. And I really am happy about that.

See, lately I have been living out this simple principle in life: Happiness is a choice I have to make for myself. A lot of things happen everyday, some good and some bad. There are factors and circumstances beyond my control, but which affect me just the same. There are just two options then: sulk about it or adapt. I choose to be flexible and just deal with whatever comes my way with a smile and/or a laugh. Doing so makes whatever obstacle that much easier to bear. There’s always something to be happy and grateful for. As for that rude commenter, it just means someone hated me enough to take the time and effort to at least browse my blog and type a comment. Who wouldn’t be flattered? =p

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Health, Wellness & Beauty

My first ever Blog Giveaway entry!

By on June 29, 2010

I do not wear makeup. At all. Ask anybody. I do not like the heavy feeling of whatever gunk on my face so I do not put even loose powder to take care of the oilies. That’s why most are surprised to find out that I do know how to apply makeup, though not on a hardcore professional level. Haha. But I digress.

So anyway, you might be surprised that I am joining a Blog contest with makeup as a giveaway. Well, BB creams anyway, but they do count more as makeup than skincare products so there you go.

Projectvanity.com's Dr. Jart giveaway

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