Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year! :)

I woke up this morning realizing that today is the last day of 2011. 
Year 2012 here we come!! :)



Friday, December 30, 2011

Details, Stitches and Things

Minute details are very important and are often neglected. Crumpled sheer fabric used on a skirt, varying shadows emanating from a source of light, intricate carved wood patterns, children crossing the street, and so much more. During the year, there have been many times when I would take close up shots of objects and people around me, for the sole purpose of emphasizing the features that give life to usual elements. No, no I'm no photographer. Just your everyday "Detail's Enthusiast". :) haha


05 December 2011
Greenbelt 5, Makati City

06 December 2011
SSO.a Office, Makati City

14 December 2011
Greenbelt 3, Makati City

18 December 2011
Alabang, Muntinlupa City

25 December 2011
Alabang, Muntinlupa City

24 April 2011
Tagaytay City

03 August 2011
Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf, Greenbelt 3, Makati City

02 August 2011

24 August 2011
Sto, Tomas, Batangas

09 August 2011
Ronac Art Center

30 August 2011
Alabang, Muntinlupa City

25 August 2011
The Fort

24 August 2011
Sto, Tomas, Batangas

26 May 2011
SMEX Convention Center, Manila

31 May 2011
at a scale model factory

The year 2011 has seriously flown by so quickly! We've got a few more days into 2011 and soon we'll be saying hello to 2012. Cheers to more fun and exciting adventures in the year to come! :)



Sunday, December 18, 2011

Christmas Do-It-Yourself

Tis' the season to be jolly, merry and experimental!



Being the late shoppers that we usually are, my family and I just recently started decorating our place. Been looking for a wreath to put up on the door of our unit for a few weeks now, but I can't seem to find one that satisfies our liking. I guess all the nice ones have already been purchased a long, long time ago!

During a trip earlier to S&R Alabang, we strolled around the aisles filled with Christmas decors and chanced upon a plain wreath sold to be decorated. Next to the plain wreaths were Christmas balls sold in huge boxes. With no ready-made wreaths in sight, I knew there was only one thing to do: Art Attack!!!!!!

The balls in black containers are the ones from S&R...

..while the others are from a random trip to Ace Hardware in Makati last Friday. :)

The curly details on the teardrop-shaped ones are extremely adorable.

I love how rich and beautiful their colors are! 

Got to do for now. It's time to put my wreath together :)



Saturday, December 17, 2011

Spell: B-A-C-K-L-O-G-'-S (Part 1)

It has been awhile since I have blogged and often when I do, the posts are sparse and far apart from one another. A fact that even my father noted early this morning. Now how sad is thatttt??

So, before I get on about how and why I haven't been able to post much lately, I would like to show you guys a recap of the things that have been keeping me busy these past few weeks :)

Overnight at Amparo's place with Sarah and Amparo


A crazy night full of bathroom breaks, chips and laughter, these two always make any simple evening really fun. :) 

Hanna's Celebratory Dinner at San Sung Restaurant


New at Korean food, I tried everything with caution.haha

Christmas Dinner with the Chongs


A yearly tradition :)

Part two coming up next. :)



Friday, December 9, 2011

The Giver

When I was in grade school, I got attached to one particular book that my English teacher made us read for our class. Lois Lowry's "The Giver" stuck out like a sore thumb against all the other novels that we were made (or forced) to read. Even after the lesson was over and the reports were made, I read the entire book several times after. Here are some of my favorite quotes from the book, including a photo I took in Taguig, which seemed very fitting to the moral of the plot.


"But when he looked out across the crowd, the sea of faces, the thing happened again. The thing that had happened with the apple. They changed. He blinked, and it was gone. His shoulder straightened slightly. Briefly he felt a tiny sliver of sureness for the first time." Chapter 8, pg. 64

"He wondered what lay in the far distance where he had never gone. The land didn't end beyond those nearby community. Were there hills Elsewhere? Were there vast wind-torn areas like the place he had seen in memory, the place where the elephants died?" Chapter 13, pg. 106

"Things could change, Gabe. Things could be different. I don't know how, but there must be some way for things to be different. There could be colors. And grandparents. And everybody would have memories. You know about memories." Chapter 16, pg. 128

"Memories are forever." Chapter 18, pg. 144

If he had stayed in the community, he would not be. It was as simple as that. Once he had yearned for choice. Then, when he has had a choice, he had made the wrong one: the choice to leave. And now he was starving." Chapter 22, pg. 174


If these lines spiced your interest to read the book, do so! Though the book is considered a book for teenagers and children, the confusion that revolves around the characters' lives and the lessons one may learn, give the book justice enough to be read by adults. :)




Currently pledged myself to a sabbatical away from certain things, work none the less but that aspect will have to  experience some delay....