Thursday, 31 January 2013

Monday, 28 January 2013

Quick Post

I'm so excited. I'm going to have my first baby tomorrow!!! Can't wait to see him...

(it's a surprise!)

Thursday, 24 January 2013

The Liebster

I've been seeing a lot of Liebster posts lately. Though I love reading the 3 sets of questions/answers, I have no clue what it is all about. I've been tagged by lovely Hannah and I've learned that Liebster is a "chain-post process where bloggers who have less than 200 followers ask each other questions, answer questions and write facts about themselves"

Here are the rules:
  • List 11 random facts about yourself.
  • Answer the 11 questions the tagger has set for you.
  • Ask 11 new questions for the people you tag
  • Tag bloggers with 200 or less followers (make sure to inform them) and link back the person who nominated you.

11 Random Facts About Me: (This is quite tricky since I've already posted an 'About Me' tag, please click here. So I'll just post some facts that I haven't listed yet.)
  1. I have three nicknames: Hami, Hjam and Majh.
  2. I'm not good at remembering names (I'm good at remembering faces though).
  3. I can't sing.
  4. I wish I have Tricia Gosingtian's wardrobe.
  5. I'm allergic to eau de parfum (it gives me migrane) so I stick with colognes.
  6. I'm addicted to home/design magazines.
  7. I used to have a super dark skin (circa gradeschool days, summer in particular) since our house is only  20m away from the beach and I love to swim!
  8. I don't eat sushi.
  9. I can fold my tongue in three's! (will instagram soon!)
  10. I'm afraid of blood.
  11. I stayed at Men's Dorm during my freshman year in college.
11 Questions From Hannah
  1. Favorite beauty product of 2012? My Maybelline Volume Express The Falsies mascara. The bestEST mascara I've tried so far.
  2. What are your wardrobe staples this season? Skinny jeans/jeggings, mens polo,sweater,  paired with flats or heels (at work). 
  3. Do you prefer books or films? BOOKS!
  4. Favorite book/film? Book: Anne Frank: A Diary of a Young Girl; Film: as of the moment and on top of my head is Pitch Perfect. 
  5. Favorite song lately? Kiss You by One Direction. =D
  6. What made you start blogging? I've read a lot of beauty and photography blogs and I was inspired by their work. I also got tired of hiding my diary so decided to create a blog.  
  7. Favorite blogs?  please click here
  8. High-end beauty or drugstore? It really depends since it needs to suit your skin type.When it comes to beauty products I own, all  high-end stuff were given to me as a gift. I feel guilty spending my hard-earned money. 
  9. 3 places you want to visit? London, Egypt, and Japan. I want to learn more and experience their culture firsthand. 
  10. What's on your top wishlist right now? Canon EOS 650d
  11. Bags or shoes? Shoes....
I Tag:

My questions are:
  1. One thing you can't leave home without?
  2. Aside from home, what's your favorite place in the world?
  3. Dream destination?
  4. Favorite movie of all time?
  5. Favorite chilhood memory?
  6. High School memory that makes you cringe?
  7. Lipstick, lipgloss or lipbalm?
  8. Tanning lotion or whitening lotion?
  9. High-heels or flats?
  10. If you're given a chance to switch places with someone, who would that be?
  11. Are you using Mac or PC?
Thanks for the tag Hannah. Goodluck!

₁ Simpson, H. (2013, January 21). Liebster Blog Awards.

Thursday, 17 January 2013

Draw Something

I was checking some old files from my USB that I used when I was still in college and I came across these drawings (of me) made by my boyfriend. He actually has a unique way of making fun of me. He'll draw a caricature of me sitting with my feet not reaching the floor or looking up to emphasize my being 'tiny'. Well I  stand five nothing and weighs 96lbs. These are scanned drawings, please notice the fold at the center. Enjoy!

P.S. I put my name as a watermark with his permission.

Wednesday, 16 January 2013

50 Things About Me...

This is my blog and this post is all about me. So if this doesn't float your boat, you can either leave or suffer boredom. Just kidding! I tag everyone who is reading this and please link back to this post so I can read yours. Isn't that exciting? Let's begin.....

  1. I collect lipsticks.
  2. I'm left- handed.
  3. Bilingual (English and Filipino)
  4. My favorite colors are  white and green.
  5. I love chocolates....
  6. Sinigang...
  7. Bibimbap...
  8. Cake...
  9. I eat all kinds of vegetables except for squash (Cucurbita maxima)
  10. But I don't eat veggies mixed with soup and thick sauce (like potatoes in pork stew). 
  11. Same with fruits, I like them all, except for chico (sapodilla) (Manilkara zapota)
  12. I am addicted to Game of Thrones.
  13. I love Kinsella and McNaught.
  14. I only have one ex-boyfriend.
  15. I love the internet!!!
  16. I'm the only girl in the brood of four. 
  17. I love to read.
  18. I'm not good at starting conversations.
  19. I can drive but I don't have a driver's license.
  20. I spent my growing years in a small island....
  21. Which means I can swim well.
  22. I still have and use the same phone I got from 2007.
  23. I moved twice last year.
  24. I love swiss miss with loads of marshmallows.
  25. I'm into Korean movies at the moment.
  26. I don't smoke.
  27. I'm a homebody.
  28. I hate liars.
  29. I have a strong olfactory sense.
  30. My favorite meal of the day is breakfast.
  31. I have a very poor eyesight....
  32. That's why I can't live without glasses or contact lenses.
  33. I like to eat french fries dipped in chocolate sundae.
  34. I love calamansi juice....
  35. And rarely drink soda.
  36. I find grocery shopping relaxing.
  37. I have a size 5 (US) feet.
  38. I love to write. =D
  39. I have a low pain tolerance.
  40. My favorite subjects in school are History, Literature, and General Science.
  41. I hate Maths. Definitely hate MATHS.
  42. I love One Direction. (fangirl mode ON!)
  43. I used to play the guitar.
  44. I love painting my nails.
  45. Spice Girls and Backstreet Boys are my all time favorite. (90s yeah...)
  46. I love shoes (every girl does!).
  47. I love scented candles.
  48. I love getting massage.
  49. I'm a bit of a germaphobe so I always keep a hand sanitizer in my bag.
  50. And lastly, my favorite day of the year is not my birthday but New Year's eve.

Whew!! That's a lot. If you're still reading up this point, congratulations! But kidding aside, this post makes me feel good. It lets me know myself better. If you like this post, please do the same. Good luck.Y

Sunday, 13 January 2013

Bibimbap, anyone???

I shared the same photo on my Instagram!
I'm into Korean movies as of this moment and it ticked my interest to Korean culture. I want to be the 'fifth' member of 2NE1, marry Lee Min Ho, learn the language and feast myself to traditional Korean food. One food that took my fancy is bibimbap. I know you're thinking that I should draw more to kimchi knowing it's Korea's national food (according to Wikipedia) but I like bibimbap more! 

Bibimbap is a mixed rice dish served in a hot plate or bowl. Warm rice is topped with veggies, meat and egg. I like my egg a bit raw, but don't worry, the hot plate or the sizzling bowl (or dolsot) will be able to cook the egg as you stir all the ingredients (as you can see on the above photo of my bibimbap). I like to mix a bit of kimchi  on it (what??kimchi on rice?) and two spoonfuls of gochujang (a chili peper paste). It's a bit spicy but it makes the food more appetizing! Next time, I want less rice (half a cup please) for more healthy option. Eating unfamiliar dishes also means getting out of my comfort zone which is included on my New Year's Resolutions

Next time I'll try bulgogi (with soju, mmm). But how about you, what's your  favorite Korean dish? Y

Friday, 11 January 2013

Oh My God!!! My blog is on BLOGGERS!

I can't believe my eyes! My blog was chosen as one of editor's picks of the day on BLOGGERS. I'm totally loss for words (now, breathe!). Thank you for those who voted and has added me as their friend in bloggers! 

I highly recommend the site if you're new to blogging. Bloggers is a blogging community where you can ask help, exchange ideas and reviews about your blog by engaging to bloggers talks (see the right panel). You can also find blogs that fit your liking (beauty, gadget, cooking or if you want to get nosy with other people's lives!).

Again, thank you so much and happy blogging!

Wednesday, 9 January 2013

My 2013 New Year's Resolutions

Welcome 2013!!!! Goodbye 2012...

from weheartit
When I was in second grade, on our first day of school after Christmas break, our homeroom adviser asked us what's our new year's resolution would be. I said "I want to be a good girl", and you know what her reaction was? A smirk, given to an eight year old! That was actually the first time I made a NYR and that was her reaction. And yes, you're right, I was never a good girl on that year, it's otherwise.

A bad memory on how NYRs started for me.

I have a lot of goals that I wish to accomplish  before the year ends. But it won't materialize if I don't have realistic resolutions. And to give 2013 a fresh start, here's my list:

I've gain a couple of pounds last year, due to chocolate and my love for anything deep fried, plus I was always hooked to my laptop, and have neglected doing anything more physical to burn taba. I wish to find a decent gym with with, ahem, cheap membership registration fee. My apartment's location is a way too far from places like parks so I can jog. That's why going to the gym is the best option to burn fats FAST.

I want to open up a savings account and double up my savings. I wish to lessen my shoe purchases (except for the gym shoes that I'm planning to buy) to fatten my savings. And to be more practical when it comes to buying things. I know I can buy a pants in a cheaper deal at bazaars and department store end of the season sale with the same quality. You just need to be patient finding the real deal!

I have a tendency to be pessimistic most especially when it comes to my own capabilities. I tend to think that I won't be able to do certain things. I'm also a bit of a worrywart. I need to have an "I CAN DO IT!" mindset.

This year, I plan to do things that I haven't done before like dying my hair. Not anything major since for this resolution, I need to do it one step at a time. I also have to be more sociable and initiate conversation if it is needed. I am also planning to say goodbye to my college tshirts and say hi to dresses, laces  AND heels!

These are my new year's resolutions. Hopefully I'll be able to do it through out the whole year. I have a lot of  things in mind but these are the primary things not just the ones that are on top of my head.

How about you, have you set yourself a new year's resolution too?

Tuesday, 8 January 2013