Thursday, February 24, 2011


I've been busy these past few weeks that my blog hasn't been updated. This is just a short list of the things I've done since my last post:

1. Had my haircut! (yes, I have finally fulfilled my pixie cut wish... although, I have to be more feminine so that I won't look like a guy :p)
2. Work, as always....
3. Booked for a trip to Laoag this June (Bangui Windmills & Pagupud, here I come!)
4. Work, as always...
5. Finally started creating accessories again (yehey!)
6. Work, as always...
7. Escaped to Coron, Palawan for a 5-day fun & adventure :D

Speaking of escape, if time & money would allow me, I would like to travel the whole world (or at least, the whole Philippines). Here are the places that are on my 'I wish I was here' list (no particular order):

1. Batanes, Philippines - rugged, rustic, simple living, amazing scenery
2. New Zealand - no surprise that The Lord of the Rings was shot here. Untouched and rugged landscape. A classic example of what nature can offer :)
3. South Korea - I'm a great fan of K-Pop. I also love Korean Dramas & Rom-Coms which prominently features a lot of tourist spots and ancestral places. I would definitely want to go there!
4. El Nido, Palawan - now that I've seen Coron, I would definitely want to see what El Nido has to offer :)
5. Paris, France - classic architecture, city of love, Eiffel Tower!
6. countrysides of UK - Pride & Prejudice... enough said :D
7. Great Barrier Reef, Australia - what nature has to offer under the sea
8. Camiguin, Philippines - another beach destination I want to go to someday
10. Carribean - I want to tour all the islands :D
11. Greece - Ancient Greek ruins, classic Greek mythology, Santorini
12. Italy - Venice, Rome, Milan... romance, ancient Roman history, and fashion... what more can you ask for :)
13. greater part of Europe - amazing classic architectures & lovely countryside scenery (Switzerland, Czech Republic, Austria, Germany, Spain, & Portugal)

I may not be able to afford going to all these places I've mentioned but a girl has to dream, right :)

Now, for my item of the day... 

make that, place of the day. Since I don't exactly have an item to show and I've been blabbering about traveling anyway, I will just post some pics of my recent trip to Coron, Palawan. Enjoy the pics! Hope this will inspire you to travel as well :)

Monday, February 7, 2011

Pixie Cut-e

I'm always a big fan of short hair. I rarely keep my hair long because I don't know how to take care of my hair. The slightest frizz or flyaway is like a disease that I must get rid of immediately :D I'm also lazy combing my hair and having a short hair solves that problem. It's literally wash and wear. I little hair serum or gel, mess my hair a bit and I'm ready to go. It also helps that my mother and all four sisters usually sport short hair too. 

One particular style that I'm obsessing right now is the pixie cut hairstyle. I remember, I once had pixie cut hair --- during high school, when almost all of my female classmates have long hair. It was by accident how I got to have that hairstyle. I told the hairdresser to trim my hair. My hair then was a bit short already and all I want is trim the frizz. The hairdresser then turn the chair, against the mirror. I was thinking to myself --- why would he let me sit against the mirror when all I want is a trim. As he was snipping away, I can see the excess hair dropping on the floor... it was quite longer than I asked for. After he was done, he let me face the mirror again... I got the shock of my life ---my hair was too short that I thought I look like a boy! I wanted to cry/faint/shout at the hairdresser :D At school, I was hiding like a fugitive from our School Director because I know he'll disapprove of my "boyish" hair. During flag ceremony, I usually stand at the back, hiding from my taller classmates. As time passes though, I learned to love my pixie hair. It was low maintenance and cute (in my opinion). I look back at my first pixie cut and I silently thank that hairdresser for introducing it to me :D

Some say that your hair is your crowning glory which  you can emphasize by having long hair and that guys dig women with long hair. I say, my hair can still be my crowning glory even if it's short and that I really don't care what guys think about my hair. This is my hair so I can do whatever I want :D Also, at this day and age, more women are sporting short hair. I'm so happy that the women I admire style-wise are also sporting pixie cut hair. Emma Watson, Carey Mulligan, Ginnifer Goodwin, and Michelle Williams are just some of the celebrities that have this hairstyle and they look gorgeous! This inspires me to try pixie cut again. My face is rounder now than when I was in high school but I guess this won't stop me from deciding to cut my hair even shorter :) Let's see...

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

(H)earing Aid

I'm a great fan of earrings... too bad my ears seems to reject some. I can be allergic to earrings that's why I don't wear them as much as I want to. This doesn't stop me though from buying or creating earrings :D So sad that when I do get to be allergic to it, my ears looks like it's been murdered (I don't even want to describe how it looks :P) and won't be able to wear one until my ears are completely healed (which takes up to a week). Any suggestions on how to become non-allergic to earrings? or at least have a fast remedy for allergies? :D

My items for the day is of course --- earrings! :) Some of them are bought and others, I created.

Bohemian inspired... love them! :D

Another bohemian inspired earrings

One of my latest purchases... I just adore the chains :D

Cameo earrings... classic and fun at the same time

I just love floral earrings... it has a vintage and feminine vibe.

Animal inspired... fish (well, fishbone to be exact) and peacock :D

This is one of the earring I created... I just love the combination of the wax rope and the shoe charms

Another one that I created. Love the triple combo of black, gold, and white (or clear)

Chinese inspired charms turned into earrings :)

Another set of earrings I created - the left one have different shades of just one basic color (brown) and the right one is a combination of complementary jewel toned colors