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Thursday, December 25, 2008

Monday, December 22, 2008

Beautiful Smile

If I have to be honest, I'd say my greatest dream is to have a perfect smile. Sounds shallow I know but having a perfect teeth makes a huge difference to one's face. My friend recently have hers fixed and although she used to be pretty already, the total transformation is just amazing. She's more confident now too unlike before when she'd rather get lost than ask directions from a stranger. The clinic where my friend went to is not even close to this Washington DC teeth whitening service that I found online so I'm assuming (hoping) that it's way cheaper.

Hmmm, I wonder what I should get myself for Christmas? An LV bag or a new set of teeth? :D I know they probably cost the same so it's just a matter of deciding which one I can do without first.

Monday, December 08, 2008

4lbs is Normal

My friend and I were talking about her recent Bali trip. As I was about to check her photos, she asked if I would know anything about Fenphedra. I was surprised about her question because she looked good the last time I saw her. If I remember correctly, it was two months ago and I even commented on how lovely her collarbones looked. She said she gained weight since then and that I might be shocked when I see her photos.

When I did see her photos, I got a bit confused because she looks exactly the same. I couldn't help but laugh at how silly she is but it turned out that she's really serious. She's worried about her recent "weight gain" that she's thinking of trying any diet pills. She used to be a model so she's not used to the normal extra 2-4lbs that you acquire whenever you go on a vacation. So as her friend, I told her to burn it off by running or dancing. With her metabolism, I'm sure she'll lose it in three weeks or so.

The Cullens

Snagged from Aggie's blog.

Don't you just love them?

I really wish the movie showed more about these vegetarian vampires. The first time they entered the school's cafeteria, I had goosebumps. It was a perfect scene, there's no doubt about it. They really look beautiful and seemed unreal. White skin, piercing golden eyes, graceful movements and musical voice? Once you become a vampire, there's no need for acne skin care treatment. Ask Bella. She became this ravishing, dark-haired woman as soon as the fire in her heart died.

The casting is really good, that's all I can say. The movie is so-so and would've failed without the hotness of Robert P./ Edward. Still, I would love to get my hands on a DVD so I can watch the kissing scene over and over again. It's not everyday that you get to see Edward lose control. I'd definitely pay to see more BWAHAHAHA.

Sunday, December 07, 2008

More on Interior Design

To have a breathing space like this. What I really love about this photo is the way the sunlight floods the living room. It reminds me so much of how our old living room looked during my childhood days. The cream walls and orange furniture combo has always been my favorite theme.

I first saw the photo wall from Alpha's blog. She's always sharing these great home ideas and if I remember it right, she even tried applying some of them to their house. I want to try these too but not until we find our own place. For now, I'll just buy the most affordable thing from my wishlist - a complete cooking set for the husband and any cheap espresso machines for me and my mother-in-law.

photos from

Busy Scrapping

I've been up since 7AM because I'm trying to finish Sandy's photobook. So far, I'm on my 18th page, hoping I can continue this until her 12th month. All the layouts are done, I just need to make sure that the bleeds, alphas and text are flawless. If you want to see a preview, just look below:


I used Shabby Princess Quickpage Twirl Album but wasn't really happy about some of the layouts. Luckily, I remembered that I bought a similar full kit called Twirl so I checked all my past paid kits to see if it's the same. To my surprise, it was! I used the elements to add styles to the quickpages and the papers to design the clustered photos.

Saturday, December 06, 2008

Home Ideas

While we're in the subject of re-decorating, let me post here some photos that I really liked from the decorology blog. Thanks Alpha for sharing the link!

These are just amazing. I wish we can do something similar to our future kitchen. We don't even have a house yet and here I am already worried about our kitchen setup. I like how they maximize the space using shelves and racks. And the skinny bookshelf looks really nice! I wonder if I can do the same thing to our hallway now?

*photos from

Ah, to dream the impossible dream. Soon I will have a house of my own and I will use all these ideas to turn it into my dream house. It's all I can do now. But at least, I'm dreaming of something attainable, unlike the husband who pretends that he's shopping for Ferrari parts.

Friday, December 05, 2008

Make Over

I'm planning to give my brother-in-law a mock exit sign for his birthday this December. We saw one being used at a room makeover and thought that it will be a great addition to his. He wants to re-decorate his room (as a present to himself) and remove all traces of his teenage years. So far, he managed to say goodbye to his Jennifer Love Hewitt, jLo and Jessica Simpson posters. He still has a long way to go but he's going to start painting the room a nice shade of powder blue next week. If he's good to me, I might throw in an extra floor lamp and some wooden blinds to give his room a new feel.

After writing this, I'm now itching to give our bedroom a new look as well. But I know I need to be patient because whatever renovations, minor or major will go to waste as we're planning to move out first quarter next year.

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

5 For Wednesday

1. Which is your favorite grocery store? Why?
I like shopping at Rustan's if budget is not an issue. I wouldn't mind the difference if it's just one item but Php15-Php30 per item is a big deal when you buy more than 20 pcs. The reason why I want to shop there however is because it never gets crowded. The choices are also good, plenty of imported items like pasta sauces, spices, oven-ready meals.

2  What is the worst and weirdest food you have ever eaten?
I would say this baked oyster who turned out to be bad.

3. Pancakes, Waffles or French Toast which do you prefer? Why?
I love them all. Add some bacon, sausages and eggs on the side and I'm in heaven. Five days straight of eating just that and I will need diet pills soon.

4. Do you eat the ‘heels’ of bread loaves?
Yes, no good in wasting food.

5. Are there certain food items that you enjoy so much that you dare not have
them around because you will over indulge?
All kinds of sweets especially those egg tarts from Lord Stowe.

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Ms. Smarty Pants

I'm in the process of finishing Sandy's photo book so it's just natural for me to feel nostalgic. It seems like it was just yesterday when she was a helpless baby. Now, you'd find it hard to answer all her WHY questions and wish that she'll just accept your answer LOL.

Just take a look at her below:

That's her past time, drawing and writing. Even when she's playing in the park, she needs to bring something that she can write on. What a geek! LOL. I wonder where she got that from?