Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Better Person- try my luck!


Now I’d like to propose something. That I should make up my mind. Right here and now, to actually do it tomorrow- just as an experiment. I don’t have to tell anyone what I’m up to and no need to recruit others. I need to do it on my own and no big deal out of it. I just need to wake up with the attitude that no matter what happens throughout the day, I’m going to live the very best I have to offer. To live life in a way that makes me a better person.

I guess this could change everything! Seriously I have to do this!

Life is good!

Photography by me


10 Questions

I got tagged by my beautiful girlfriend Maria to answer the questions bellow and sorry for the late post. It wasn’t as easy as I thought it would be. So here it goes with my honest answer:)



1. Why did you create the blog?
     I’m vulnerable and dreamy so I need a venue for my thoughts and a home for my photos.


2. What kind of blogs do you follow?

      I love to read all sorts of blogs from Collaborative, tutorial, travel, culture, fashion, lifestyle, personal and   photography.

3. Favorite makeup brand?
    I love make up! Putting makeup on is like painting. It involves different strokes to smoothen out the base of our face like a plain canvas. It define the lines in our face that need to be accentuated and our cheeks may become as rosy or sparkly bronze as it can be and when properly applied, the end  result will be a wonderful masterpiece just like that of Picasso or Michelangelo: a face that could launch  a thousand ships, just like Helen of Troy.

 I don’t have a generic brand for make up. It depends how it works on the color of my skin.

I love The Body Shop - the blush on warm sunset trio from their fall collection – precious pearlescent. It gives me a healthy glow. 
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MAC studio fix powder plus foundation- simply flawless, stunning, natural and lasts all day. Although the foundation is on the pricey side and I can hardly afford it! and my new baby Revlon Crème de Chrome 380 razzle dazzle lipstick so hot for this holiday season…velvet red! And if I plan to go nude I use radiant sparkles Avon 20 carat gold lipsticks do the trick.





4. Favourite clothing line?

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     I love GAP. It offers comfort and still fashionable. 

5. Your indispensable makeup product?
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   Red lipstick it captures the imagination: sexy and wild!

6. Your favorite color?
    
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Yellow..oh how much I love this color..so happy! 
7. Your Perfume?
   Green Tea by Elizabeth Arden and Dolce and Gabbana light blue during special occasions. I prefer using mild colognes for everyday. We always need Vanilla in our lives and Vanilla by Victoria Secret works…lol

8. Your Favorite Film?
    If Only –directed by Gil Junger and starring Jennifer love Hewitt and Palls.  The soundtrack “Love will show you everything” kills me for heaven sake! Loveless bitch!
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9. What country would you like to visit and why?

 Italy- Home to half the world's artistic wealth, visiting Italy is like walking through the pages of an art history book. Rome, Florence and Venice. Aside from it think of the blue Mediterranean waters, sandy beaches, Alpine mountains and a foodie's paradise. 
Brazil- Brazilian… yummy…you know what I mean :) and the beach!
America (US) - The big apple..New York…dreams are made of, streets will make you feel brand new and lights will inspire you (lines from the song empire state of mind.). This dream would never die. 
Greece- From the silence of the sea to the solitary song of naked clearings, full of innumerable smells: salty foods, fresh olives, thyme from the countryside..heaven..Santorini

10. Write the last question and answer it yourself: How far you become?  hmmmmmmmm…probably I still don’t know and I’m still on search but one thing for sure I’m trying to be happy with every single day of my life.

That's all folks! 

Life is Good!

Friday, January 14, 2011

Has Your Horoscope Changed?

I’m not the type of person, who relies on mysterious-sounding locations of stars to determine my personality and outcome in life. All I know is that my birth date falls on Sagittarius.  I’m not here to ask your opinion or question you if I need to believe in horoscope. I just want to share this new information that I read through online.

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The astronomers from the Minnesota Planetarium Society found that because of the moon's gravitational pull on Earth, the alignment of the stars was pushed by about a month. See the Best Portraits from TIME 2010.

"When [astrologers] say that the sun is in pisces, it's really not in Pisces," noted Parke Kunkle, a member of the group's board. Your astrological sign is determined by the position of the sun on the day you were born, so that means everything you thought you knew about your horoscope is wrong.

It turns out that astrology has had issues from its inception. (Aside from the fact that it tries to link personality traits with positions of the stars.) Ancient Babylonians had 13 constellations, but wanted only 12, so threw out Ophuchicus, the snake holder. Libra didn't even enter the picture until the era of Julius Caesar.

According to the Minnesota Planetarium Society, here is where the real signs of the Zodiac should fall. Get ready for your world to change forever.

Capricorn: Jan. 20-Feb. 16.
Aquarius: Feb. 16-March 11.
Pisces: March 11-April 18.
Aries: April 18-May 13.
Taurus: May 13-June 21.
Gemini: June 21-July 20.
Cancer: July 20-Aug. 10.
Leo: Aug. 10-Sept. 16.
Virgo: Sept. 16-Oct. 30.
Libra: Oct. 30-Nov. 23.
Scorpio: Nov. 23-29.
Ophiuchus: Nov. 29-Dec. 17.
Sagittarius: Dec. 17-Jan. 20.
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Now that astronomers at the Minnesota Planetarium Society have redefined the zodiac calendar, former Sagittarians and Capricorns born between Nov. 29 and Dec. 17 are buzzing about the unknown implications of their new sign. “Ophiuchus”. 

Whether or not you're part of the million people who believe in this astorological signs, shocking or not, who doesn’t get a kick out of comparing our personal lives to the alleged horoscope traits.

We all need a good luck and charms in this life but as The Alchemist says, “When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you achieve It." and the world won’t change for you, society or the stars neither.
 
So for this year, I’m determined to have a little change in my life, like how this astrological sign moves to a new position to the sun.  The key to change is to let go FEAR! To begin to live without fear is to be able to change without fear. Fear is like a virus that wrecks havoc in our lives. It develops into mistrust, anxiety, worry, hopelessness, and other negative emotions. It paralyzes us and hinders our progress in life.

Change starts within us to be a better person. We have to stop being PEFECT person-this is impossible and stressful. Live life everyday as a new chance of being the best that we can possibly. So instead of being shocked or annoyed with this astrological changes why don't we focus on our lives to be better and to live the best we can.

Happy weekend!

Life is Good!









 








Monday, January 10, 2011

Black Swan- movie

How was your weekend? I meet my old friends and had a psychological assault a rapturous experience with the movie Black Swan at my lovely sister Menchie place.

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 Black Swan” follows the story of Nina (Natalie Portman), a ballerina in a New York City ballet company whose life is completely consumed with dance. She lives with her retired ballerina mother Erica (Barbara Hershey) who zealously supports her daughter’s professional ambition. When artistic director Thomas Leroy (Vincent Cassel) decides to replace prima ballerina Beth MacIntyre (Winona Ryder) for the opening production of their new season, Swan Lake, Nina is his first choice.

But Nina has competition: a new dancer, Lily (Mila Kunis), who impresses Leroy as well. Swan Lake requires a dancer who can play both the White Swan with innocence and grace, and the Black Swan, who represents guile and sensuality. Nina fits the White Swan role perfectly but Lily is the personification of the Black Swan. As the two young dancers expand their rivalry into a twisted friendship, Nina begins to get more in touch with her dark side with a recklessness that threatens to destroy her. via
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Portman gives a magnificent Academy Award-worthy performance with this movie. Shy, inhibited, uncertain, she barely raises her voice throughout the movie.Her role as the lead ballerina illustrates every inch of stressful depth life of ballerinas goes through to earn a coveted role in their company.  The dancing is beautiful. Portman really deserves some props considering how amazing she looks after only one year of intense dance. Definitely she is a strong contender for an Oscar this year, in what may be one of the defining roles of her career. She is absolutely brilliant in the film.

The only bad part of this movie is that it has elements that are too much for some people to enjoy. Layer upon layers of metaphors and symbolism that tear through this movie and so much of it may go unnoticed or overwhelm.

Some critics have described this movie to that of “The Wrestler" in that the pressures of the craft can affect you in so many ways. I wont tell you what happens to Portman at the end of the movie but I will tell you that this movie deserve a home run. 9 out 0f 10:)
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Overall the film is dark, violent, and intensely sexual but all with reason. Every single frame of Black Swan echoes the theme of the destructiveness of the artistic process and proves that Darren Aronofsky in his thrilling story about a woman seeking perfection has found it himself.


Friday, January 7, 2011

Happy Weekend


Hope everyone will have a great weekend. Let me share you my favorite pictures on my weekend trips last year.

Hope you'll enjoy it!

  Alot of things we can do  this weekend, visit an old friend, grab your favorite coffee, test drive your dream car, visit a day spa, watch a movie or posh picnic. Do whatever makes you happy..this is the day intended to recharge ourselves for another busy weekdays.

 Weekends don't pay as well as weekdays but at least I can have more sleep:)

To my blogger friends..happy weekend!
Life is good!
  Photographyby me, romel and maria




Thursday, January 6, 2011

A dinner for 2


I just had a wonderful night. A late dinner with a good friend to celebrate his new work, new wardrobe - It took us a whole Saturday to revamp his look. So goodbye to loose shirts and jeans. Hello Polished look.

We had our dinner at Cafe Go-Go. The place is not your typical coffee shop with its different shape wood tables, comfy coach, big chairs and carefree interior accents. The interior lighting is relaxing, but not to the point of making you doze off. It reminds me of my fave third place, when I was trying to be scholarly and finish my master degree for MBA. So I guess this place would be on my top list. A place where I can just relax, play, and bond with the people closest to me.

Thank you to my good friend for the lovely night and for showing me to never be afraid of changes in life..to embrace it, enjoy it, to improve my life.

I realized that we can change some things that we think we can not. The key to being able to change things that seem out of our control is to open our mind to alternatives. When we start looking for alternative solutions we may not be able to find big changes but small ones can help.

To my good friend, a big thanks and goodluck!

Life is good!


Photography by me




Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Loving myself

Yesterday morning I was hoping that I can visit BRO. So wake up early in the morning but still  I failed. I took the wrong bus so I ended up having a cup of joe and sweets at Krispy kreme perfect for the cold weather.

 I’m not a big fun of sweets but Krispy Kreme are completely and utterly heavenly for every donut lovers. A store dedicated entirely to supplying sweet toothed customers. They are famous for their traditional glazed ring doughnut. It is plain but simply offers the best taste. The dough has such a light consistency that it basically melts in your mouth.

 They are offering…a choice of classic Krufin or Cinnamon Pull Apart with brewed signature coffee for 99 php/ $2.25 such a good deal.  I’m a cinnamon lover, so anything with cinnamon, I always need to try. 


Cinnamon Pull Apart has a hole in the middle and it’s filled with cream topped.  It wasn’t too sweet and the muffin was really soft, like it’s even melting in my mouth along with the cream. 
The coffee is rich in aroma and it tastes a real coffee!

I seated on the corner and realized its been long since the last time I dated myself..Yes!
My Self ! and I’m loving every minute of it. It’s like embracing the inner you.

So for this year, I would schedule time with myself. I would literally take myself out on a date and spend that time totally focused on myself. It’s my time. We spend so much time and energy focused on others that we forget to recharge the source of that energy. It is only when you are well that you can have the energy and internal resources to make a positive difference and help others. This is a simple, yet powerful concept that can dramatically improve your well being, effectiveness and mental health.

For a change this year, love yourself! You deserve it!


Life is good!


Photography by me

 

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Happy New Year


How did you celebrate New Year? After work two of my handsome and dashing boyfriends drag me to Eastwood City countdown to welcome 2011. Most of the restaurants were fully booked that night so we ended up at Something Fishy, good enough for our hungry stomach.

I must say I loved that night. The spirit of the crowd are full of excitement as the clock strike to welcome 2011. Confetti and fireworks was divine!

We concluded the night with a bottle of wine and beer at Martin place. Get wasted until 6:00 in the morning.

Happy New Year!

I hope everyone has a wonderful and fun filled New Year!

Life is good!


Photography by me and Paolo


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