Friday, May 29, 2009

Light and Airy and White

All girl closets have little black dresses.
Maybe it's just the boring me. 'Cuz I really find summer light whites sassy!
I love bright & bold summer prints too. But my white lights always make a summer comeback.
Plus they go well with psychedelic totes (and shoes).

They may come as a casual sundress
or a cotton top...
or a beach wrap.
As long as it's light and airy and white...
with few pretty details...
and some girly flare...
then it suits me just fine!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Hello Acne!

I can trace a constellation on my face!
I think it's silly that in all 28 years of my life, it is now that I started having breakouts.
Shouldn't these have sprouted when I was pubescent or something?
Or when I barely got enough sleep in college?
Or during the days when pollution showered my public commute?
I know... I know.... adult acne...
I can do away with no make-up then.
Now I'm investing on good concealers.
I've been silently sour.
Because once I blog it aloud, I'm admitting it must be true.
Now here goes the rambles.
Cuz seriously...
In a couple of years from now, I'd be thirty you know?
So why now?

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Oh, Canada!

We're in limbo. The husband and I may be in Canada today, but we quite frankly don't know where our shoes may take us tomorrow. We're exploring Canada this summer (while we're still here and all). I've noted theme parks, water parks and hiking trails. But we really have to go back to Niagara for a couple of days or so. I have to experience the energy of Clifton Hills once the sun sets... we were tourist day-guides for our California friends the last time. I want this time to be all about the husband and I.

I'm also brewing this one-week northeast long drive. The destination is Quebec City. This is what I'm looking forward to the most. I always loved leisure drives. The planning has kept me pretty busy (and excited) these past few days, especially since I want to make sure I cover all the pit stop goodness. I want it to be... uhmm... planned spontaneity? Ha! I'll just map out the major route and we'll see where the road will take us. The route is Kingston->Montreal->Quebec City->Ottawa. I'm still googl'ing for pit stops... but the Thousand Islands Cruise of Kingston is definitely day one.

I fell in love with Montreal's tourism web-highlights yesterday. Today, I'm moving on to Quebec City's after checking for possible Montreal hotels (or b&b's) to spend the night (or two... whatever goes)...

I can't wait for summer!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

American Idol Showdown... Counting the Minutes!

I cannot wait to download Kris Allen's version of Heartless. Gosh! I love his acoustic flavour to the song.

At this point, I'm counting the minutes 'till showtime. I know it's going to be an interestingly awesome finale.

Especially since they seem to be at different bands of the spectrum.

Adam is the type of artist you would have on when you feel like rockin' and ravin'. Or ranting... And Kris? Ohhh he's my car-cd kinda guy. I would just listen to him in my long drive to Quebec (and back) this summer (*dreamy*). I love liesure drives. I get a personal high when I cruise. Alone. Windows down, music on. Kris's music should fit this picture.

Tonight I'm hoping Adam would bring the shrieking down a notch and Kris would come up with something to top off his Heartless. I'm awed by Adam's clear vocals, actually. But I really adore the coolness of Kris Allen!

I wish I could vote from here...

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Hugs to Margarita and Nicole

I've been a follower of Margarita's Ramblings of a Fab Brunette and Nicole's My Teacups in Peony for some time now. I love the fabulousness and the sincerity in the day-to-day musings of these girls!

Yesterday, they both sent me:

Wow! I got my first award! So this is how it feels like! My hugs to both of them.

The Rules
1) Accept the award, post it on your blog together with the name of the person who has granted the award, and his or her blog link.
2) Pass the award to 15 other blogs that you’ve newly discovered. Remember to contact the bloggers to let them know they have been chosen for this award.

I can't come up with 15. But I'm still sharing the love.

These blogs amaze, amuse, make me laugh, touch my heart and complete my visit to the blogosphere everytime.

-Adventures in Newlywed
-In So Many Words
-Blissful Design
-Sweetness + Light
-Blog Goggles
-A Sassy Engineer
-Mommy's PlayPEN
-French Kiss
-Wife of a Wounded Marine

These blogs already received the Lovely Blog award. But I love following their blogs. Better late than never.

-Children of the 90's
-Iva Messy

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Me & My Geek!

When I was under the university spell, I fell for the bad-boy type. The one who swept me off my feet with the grandeur-of-it-all type! Entering the corporate bandwagon did me a complete 180. Until now, I couldn't find anything in common between the college-ex and the husband. Not that there should be any level of comparison. I'm just saying...

Yesterday's Three Takes episode on dating geeks had me jumping up and down. And I thought I was the only one drawn to geeks! Because apparently, geeks are chic! So I must not have fallen far behind.

My husband, actually, is not a geek geek, if I may say. I just found his strong engineering judgement and ethical management techniques admirable. Who wouldn't? He was the youngest engineering manager, he made the best reports, he supported the most difficult products, he executed the most challenging analysis, and he was looked up to by the newbies... like me, not so long ago.

And when a person who is known for his articulation, stutters, stammers and loses composure because you appear before him like his perfect Christmas morning, wouldn't your heart just melt?

Sure there may be geeky, superficial, shallow gaps here and there... but that's just what it is... superficial... shallow... some pop culture-influenced gaps in this materialistic era. They're of no importance to me. In fact, those vulnerabilities increase my fondness of him so much more (now if I could only send this blog to that person who had the most ghastly things to say about my engagement...)!

Because truly, after going beyond what the eye can see, I wouldn't trade anything in the world for my geek. Because when geeks love, they love so deep! And beneath my surface, I too, am some sort of a geek.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Happy Mother's Day!

Dear Mom,

The worst thing in me, living my teens...
was me, hating the mom in you.

The best thing in me, leaving my teens...
was me, loving the mom in you!

Happy Mother's Day, Mom!
I'm so glad to be 28!

I'm extending my mother's day greetings to FrankeeGee, Iva Messy, Margarita and PinayRichMom. I'm glad to have met you in the blogosphere! You're experiences in motherhood inspire me.

To Fiercely Fab Moma and Glitter & Glam Moma, whom I miss so bad.

And to all moms out there. I have nothing but admiration for all of you!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Accept? Decline?

It's funny how portable electronic systems
Otherwise known as laptops
Can bring huge distance
Between two people
On one couch.

Shall I ban laptops at home?
Because if I could bring in modular walls
And an electronics lab
The ambiance we got going now?
Perfectly suits our office.

Except that he's gaming.
And I'm facebooking.
But still.
The space. The laptops.
The cliche.
So near yet so far.

I should come up with an appropriate way
To break this silence.

Bing (bright idea)!
I am sending him an appointment request.
Through email.
In his outlook calendar.


American Idol. In 5 minutes.
Accept? Decline?

Your Wife in Stilettos

Dear Mum,

You must know that the well-roundedness of me,
I owe it all to you.

When my loud music annoyed your ears,
I was analyzing reverberation and acoustics.

When I broke your all expensive china,
I was testing air resistance vs. gravity.

When you talked and I didn't appear to listen,
I was attempting yoga and meditation.

When I expressed my side in our many arguments,
I was practicing logic and debate.

When I fit my wedding dress despite your many warnings,
I was favoring science over superstition.

When I hid your loud floral living room curtains,
I was mastering the art of interior design.

When my Dear Mom posts flood your inbox,
It's just me. Missin' you.

Dear Mom,

In the episodes of my life I wasn't very proud of,
I remained flawless in your eyes.

In my disobedience,
You didn't judge.

In my failures,
You believed in second chance.

In my impertinence,
You swallowed reason.

As I pushed your limit,
You increased your threshold.

I guess there isn't a love so great
As a mother's for her child.

You rock, Mom!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

spring blooms

i channelled the toddler photographer in me through flora inspiration from rbg's tulip celebration. i just love tulips!

do i have the eye? not bad for a first time try?

constructive comments and tips most welcome!

Saturday, May 2, 2009

rain check

the husband left to work overtime.
did he just bail on me?
coz it. sucks.

i thought yesterday's new pair of shoes would pass as bribe.
well it just. does. not.

on second thought, he owes me big time today... i'm charging by the hour.
so a few more pairs shouldn't hurt now, should it (evil smirk)?
revenge is lovely when you take it on shoes (grins ear to ear in satisfaction)!

Friday, May 1, 2009

It's hard to find people who will love you no matter what. I was lucky enough to find three of them. -Carrie, Sex and the City

Moving into this new city took a toll on my social life. I miss my girls... I extremely do. We worked together, you see, Fiercely Fab Moma, Glitter & Glam Moma, Shopaholic Wife and I. So another day at work was never another day of work. It was hours of chit-chats and giggles, bags and shoes, make-up and men. We had the most fabulous time... in the mall, at the beach, with the karaoke, over dinner, over booze, in long drives. Girl talk was at its best- bad times became good, good times became better.

We had our little pink bubble.

It burst a year ago.

Life branched in different directions for all four of us. I never discerned the vastness of the oceans, until it sailed us apart.

When I think about it, I realize how much I've given up to start this new life. But life must go on, I guess.

Then again, information technology has made the world smaller everyday. Knowing that the girls are mouse-click away... that should be my band-aid relief.