Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Hello... rainy days

How was your rainy weekend? I indulge myself to slumber cause I badly need it.
I been out two months on the road visited two Philippines festival  ( The Moriones/Pahiyas) and birthday
parties of my old good friends so I really deserve it all.The gentle thing sleep- pole to pole:)

However, I feel bored...fixed a cup of Joe then set on the corner and listen to
 every drop of the rain....but dullness still knocks on my head. 

what happened next? I rummage into my wardrobe and guess what I have found..
perfect pieces for rainy days:)



 Muddy Sweater by Mark and Spencer  and Clio knitted sweater. 

I love how flexible this two sweaters! necks are wide enough to be off the shoulder on 
one side can be worn with a lace tank top underneath or with no clothing underneath. 
Skinny jeans or legging is very flattering with any off this shoulder sweater. 
It will provide balance with a big volume top.


and ankle boots that will make the look perfect:) what do you think?

also I found this...

A rock n roll jacket..I never thought that a rockstar live inside my wardrobe. 
Leather jacket from G2000 and Zara- I don't know if its a biker jacket or whatever it is 
but one thing I know I love them  more!

and this....

dkny denim jacket and  thrifted trench coat.

The thrifted trench coat has  become my staple wardrobe last Christmas 
 and I guess I'm going to recycle it this rainy season



And this dark gray and red gray stripped TerraNova Sweater


With its revolving door of trends, fashion can be an expensive habit. 
Luckily, some of the items I have spotted in my wardrobe are perfect for rainy days. 
So I guess I don’t need to buy a new one. It’s a matter of recycle.

But if you intend to shop a new wardrobe for this season  make sure
 that you invest into pieces that you can cultivate a wardrobe that can be recycled -- 
instead of thrown away -- each season. 

And remember that money can disappear easily. 
Money is like a bird with wings: it can fly away if you are not careful:)


Life is good!







Saturday, May 28, 2011

Goodbye Summer... hello Rainy days.

rain is beautiful  it brings with it not only happiness, but also a little boredom. 
since it’s wet and messy outside, you feel that lying at your bed is the best option.
indulge in sleeping in a rainy weekend

how I wish i have someone beside me.... rainy days would be perfect:)

Oh sleep! a gentle thing, beloved from pole to pole.

Life is good!



Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Simple pleasure


To make my day much more pleasant is to find little, simple pleasures and sprinkle them throughout my day.
Life is just the novel you write on your coffee break. 
and your novel is just a collection of lies you'd like to remember. 
and all that you remember, is the distance from here

The only reason any of it exists, is so that you can have fun while you're here.
-i wrotethisforyou- 


A few photos from this past week...simple pleasures
 
Life is good!

  Photography by me 


Monday, May 23, 2011

Lucban Quezon: Pahiyas Festival 2011

Lucban, 3-4 hours south of manila, is an upland town in the province of Quezon :one of the largest Philippine provinces in terms of land area. The province is Postcard perfect itself and still has the provincial charm with the distant shadows of the mighty Mount Banahaw and rolling farmlands in the background.


It was a long drive, good thing I secured one magazine and phone are loaded with good music. It helps  me when things get boring down the road. One thing I hate about this travel is that we are not able to reserve a room online. All hotels are fully booked so we drive through one town to another and good thing lady luck is with us.

I love the hotel we stayed in, for a moment I though I was in bali as I stepped out of our hotel. Waking up, seeing the manicured garden, neat pathways and bali inspired structures make me knock my head off. I took so much pictures of the hotel and until now I can’t decide to what picture to post. Sorry if there is no picture of bed, I’m bad when it comes to bed it looks disaster but I assure you it look very attractive.

 I woke up early 4:30 in the morning and this beautiful sunrise welcome me.

And these words echoes: 

" Life is a series of these moments. Everything else is just waiting for them"
  -Ian Thomas



oh how I wish I could own this two beautiful chair....dreaming...sometimes I think that's the only right thing to do:)

To check more with the colorful Pahiyas Festival pictures you can visit and comment here: Pahiyas Festival 2011

Life is good!


  Photography by me and Christine

Monday, May 16, 2011

Pahiyas Festival 2011

MANILA, Philippines — The Pahiyas Festival is one of the most popular, colorful, and lavish events in the Philippines. Held annually in the farming town of Lucban, Quezon, it is the local folks’ gesture of thanksgiving for a rich and bountiful harvest. Lucban is located on the foothills of Mount Banahaw. The festival, whose name is derived from “hiyas,” started as the local farmers’ celebration of harvest in honor of San Isidro Labrador, the patron saint of farmers, peasants, and laborers. It began as a simple offering to the “anito” (pagan god) to invoke a bountiful harvest. The farmers and their families would gather their crops inside the small worship place where they would celebrate with food and a local drink derived from coconut. Over a century later, the local folks, incorporating their Christian faith into local practices, brought their finest crops to a much bigger church where the priest would bless and offer the crops in thanksgiving.Manila Bulletin

The festival start may 14-16 yearly. We drive all the way from Manila to Lucban where Pahiyas is held. I gathered some information through my trusted buddy google:)that there are 4 routes for Pahiyas, which means, only once in every 4 years a household would prepare for such extravagant fiesta.

No wonder that from the moment I reach the first block of the town my eyes are blinded with the burst of wonderful color, the houses are amazingly decorated which showcase Filipino talents and the best of all, the town people are so accommodating that you can enter their houses and delight in their company and food.
 

Writing about you and with the wonderful pictures to share is my only way of saying thank you!

The experience was truly colorful that I have to post another entry :) the wonderful hotel, food and resto:)

~ Life is a festival only to the wise. ~
RW Emerson

Life is good!


  Photography by me, Christine and Ray

 
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