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"Maybe the best any of us can do is not quit, play the hand we've been given and accessorize the outfit we've got." - Carrie

24 February 2009

My Heart, Warhol-ized

Isn't he a piece of Art?!
I love this little guy.
My heartbeat at my feet.
Xox!!

Rocky's on Dogbook

Rocky C
is eating fish...yum!
Family:you (remove) , Frank Spada (remove) (Invite friends to join the family)
Breed:Chihuahua
Gender:Male
Birthday:June 5, 2006
Loved Since:2006
Hometown:Toronto, Ontario
Dog Day Do's/About Me (woof woof):
Running aroundChasing my GF TaraEnjoying the good life
Eating from the best of both worlds
Chewing on my chew toys
Sticking my head out the car window

Born and immigrated from Mexico.
Full-bred Chihuahua- what they're supposed to look like! (Max weight/height of breed specs.)Summertime fave activity: riding on the boat

Dog Duds:
Playboy T Shirt: Mansion SecurityItalia Flag/Colors HoodieCasual Collared shirts (brown patterned/navy blue with light blue accents)Winter ParkaFormal Coat (English Inspired)Coach collarBlue Burberry-patterned harness/leash setCasual TeesWinter bootsSummer sneakers

Dog Eat Dog World:
From Mama's: Meat/Rice/Soup combo, Tosino, Lumpia, Torta, Adobo, Menudo, PorkchopsFrom Papa's: Veal, Pasta and meatballs, Chicken cutlets, Steak, Sausage (edit)

Doggy Quotes to Woof About:
If you can start the day without caffeine
If you can be cheerful, ignoring aches and pains,
If you can resist complaining and boring people with your troubles,
If you can eat the same food everyday and be grateful for it,
If you can understand when loved ones are too busy to give you time,
If you can overlook when people take things out on you when, through no fault of yours, something goes wrong,
If you can take criticism and blame without resentment,
If you can conquer tension without medical help,
If you can relax without liquor,
If you can do all these things . . . . .THEN YOU ARE PROBABLY THE FAMILY DOG!!-

Anonymous Rules of the Dog World
1. If I like it, it's mine.
2. If it's in my mouth, it's mine.
3. If I can take it from you, it's mine.
4. If I had it a little while ago, it's mine.
5. If it's mine, it must never appear to be yours in any way.
6. If I'm chewing something, all the pieces are mine.
7. If it looks just like mine, it is mine.
8. If I saw it first, it's mine.
9. If you are playing with something and you put it down, it automatically becomes mine



Dedicated to Rocky.

All Dolled Up


I grew up with the philosophy,"To do the best with what you've got.." It has taught me to make the most of any and everything, much like the book 'Something from Nothing.'

Therefore, as a child, I grew up happy and confident, especially when it came to being different...looking different. Nowhere near the blonde hair, blue eyed girls as seen on TV, I knew from a young age, that I had something that made me unique; something special.

As I got older, embracing my adolescent years, I experimented with ways to emphasize this uniqueness (or as others put it, exoticness.) Through this experimentation, I found the art of make up.
I would sit infront of a mirror and 'draw' what I wanted myself to look like. More often than not, I tend to put the emphasis on my eyes, as it is what I am complimented on most...
I've learned how to refine my techniques to go from day-to-night, and can gladly say I opt-out when hiring a professional. I've gotten too used to my own look.
Embracing the FAB look with a touch of GLAM, I am inspired by fellow Pinay, Mally Roncal. She has waved her magic make-up wand over numerous celebrities, and has made a career out of my beloved hobby.
To girls everywhere who love to get
All Dolled Up
and admit it, this one's for you!

23 February 2009

Make Believe


When I was young, I was always a dreamer. In some respects, I still am. One of my most favourite, and cherished toys, was a My Little Pony figurine, which I still have, that resembles the one at the bottom of this post.

I dreamed big dreams and never let it down.... and for some reason, as I grew up, I saw 23 as some magic number; a magical year, that somehow, would define me.

Lets see what dreams become reality.




Addicted to The City- The Hills

I think due to the lack of drama in my life, I've become admittedly addicted to The Hills and The City. I know it's all scripted, but hey, I watch Days of Our Lives! Right now I'm following the episodes religiously, and reading up on all the blogs such as Hills2City..
and all that jazz.
I see it as my evening soap operas..... ;)

Our Whip

When the time is right and fate has aligned all the stars, this will be our whip. A nice family car with a t-w-i-s-t.

Signed, sealed, delivered!

Weeeeeeeeeeee! They've arrived, and mark my final self-purchase. Woot woot

Breakfast for 2

So the other weekend, I awoke and made us a breakfast for 2, plus 1. Being as filipino as one can get, I made Tosino (tocino) with rice, scrambled eggs, toasted croissants and Frank's new favourite, tea with carnation milk + sugar :)

To my delight, everything turned out and my timing was perfect. Everything was set on the table at about the same time, with nothing burned....no casualties, this time around.

Me and my Acer Aspire rule the WWW

On those quiet nights in, with only myself, and Rocco, I occupy myself by balancing the dreamy-pisces side of myself with the practical libra side of myself-- Frank.

I log into various sites, filling wish lists-- keeping my shopping carts empty. It occupies more time than you can imagine, and with that, I distinguish between my Needs and Wants, and save for the latter.

2 Girls 1 Car

Putting the brakes on self-shopping; I think I've done enough to keep me for a few years lol....no, but seriously, it's been the first time in a longgggg while that I've actually bought clothes for myself (other than jeans due to the gradual increase of my mid-section!)

I've liked these li'l shopping trips most cause I've seen my BFF more often than ever before :D

Just like the old days.

That is why, "shopping makes me feel good."

19 February 2009

Words of Wisdom

"If you are unhappy with your present, don't let the past dictate your future. The present is a gift to see what your tomorrows can be, and will be, if you use this gift to your benefit. Toll today, reap the benefits tomorrow."

Type O Personalities

There are the typical type-A and type-B personality types...and then there are my ultimate pet-peeve: Type Os (typo.)

A stickler for grammar and spelling, I am not one to point fingers and mark an X at They're versus Theirs, and so on. I am speaking more to the people who don't "practice what they preach," to explain it better.

Coming from particular industries or fields, one would assume that these people would be on top of their game and catch their own errors, whereby with Type Os, this is most often not the case. Typos are typically found throughout their writing, both spelling & grammatical, not to mention, the elementary error of run-on sentences.

The reason why Type-Os bother me so much is because if you're going to place yourself on a pedestal, give yourself reason to be there.

14 February 2009

Happy Valentine's Day

Like Mickey and Minnie, we've been together, and are timeless together. Time has no limit on us. Again, another 365 days have passed since last year's vday, but our celebrations are much more muted than before. You can only exchange so many vday pherahernalia until it becomes too much.

He for one, got very creative one year, and gave me roses, chocolate, a HUGE teddybear and a self-written poem...

This year, I decided to go retro and do a hand-made card, lol. How elementary of me. Basically I tri-folded a piece of paper, had the front made to look like a mailed-out envelope letter, then it opens up to a personally written piece by myself and rocky. On the backside, he gets to choose what we do, by picking 2 of 8 options, only described by drawings made by yours truly. Let me illustrate.

Set A: Dinner
  1. Cow = steak: The Keg, Le Bifteque, Baton Rouge?
  2. Owl = hooters: Wings, wings, wings! For years we've always talked about going there on our own.
  3. Panda = chinese: Mandarin- where else?!
  4. Goat = greek: Mr.Greek, for his spinach dip of course...

Set B: Activity

  1. Flagpole = mini-putting: glow-in-the-dark?
  2. 6 arrows = bowling: club 300, lucky strike?
  3. Tickets = our typical night out to see a movie; Jason? lol.
  4. Orange & Blue circle = Dave and Buster's: where we can be kids again and finally redeem the points on our cards!

Let's see how the day pans out for us.... even a night in with Rocky will suffice. Vday is overrated anyway!

11 February 2009

Chocolate-covered shell...

Some people say that they build walls up around themselves, to protect from hurt. I on the other hand add another layer to my chocolate-covered shell.

Symbollic of the issue at-hand, I try not to let things bother me....without divulging too much into what I'm really talking about, I will try to skirt around the issue.

On the rare occasion that I need to experience the reality that is some people's ignorance, I remember to tell myself that people fear what they don't know--- things/people they don't know...something different, something strange.

Rather than build myself a fort, and attack on GO which he chooses to do more often than not, I choose to harden my self awareness, and add another layer to my chocolate-covered shell.

".......children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character." MLK Jr.

10 February 2009

Tooth Fairy...

....makes a visit.
*not because I lost a tooth, or need $5 under my pillow. I had an interview today at a very unlikely place. MCO... let's see if I made a memorable-enough first impression (being the first interviewee) and snag the job (fingers crossed.)

07 February 2009

Just Browsing

Walk into most mall retailers, and you are quickly approached by a deer-eyed salesperson, asking,"Would you like help with anything?" ...And I am sure you are to respond," No, thank you. Just browsing."

As of late, I have discovered a new shopping experience that gives the phrase -just browsing- a whole new meaning; online shopping. Okay, I know- it seems detrimental, putting a girl & her visa free on the world wide web,; you're sure that it's bound to mean trouble. But in fact, I'm finding it quite the opposite.

Lacking the aspect of "Shopping is my cardio," I find the experience quite rewarding, for the following reasons:

  1. I fill up 'wish lists' whilst filling my impulse-buying needs at the same time
  2. I can keep an eye on some real bargains, as the lists are updated with current pricing
  3. I have a range of 'inventory & pricing' items in my head, thus can make a well-informed decision when shopping -in the real world-
  4. No car = No gas wasted

Despite all this, online shopping will not replace my going-to-a-mall-to-browse-and-buy adventures.

It just gives me something to do on those quiet nights in. ;)

06 February 2009

I Want 2 Scoops!

"I want two scoops not just one, wanna have a little more, wanna have some fun. Tryin' to forget about us, though it's hard; can't buy it back on a credit card...I want two scoops, not just one."

As per the commercial for CreditCanada.com, I find it hilarious, and symptomatic of the very reason why our economy is where it's at.

05 February 2009

Click Click

In reference to my What Sticks post, I sent my CV to Magenta Photo. After seeing their photos first-hand, I love their end-products and would love an opportunity to work with such a dynamic photo studio.

A fan of photography, and its art-form, even just working with them would be a great experience-- plus I love love love kids!

Hope it "Clicks"

...now its a waiting game for an invitation.

Click here to check 'em out.

Nickolodeon

article and picture courtesy of People.com

After 10 years of struggling with alcohol and drugs, Backstreet Boy Nick Carter knew he had a problem. But nothing could make him stop for more than a few months at a time – not a DUI, a bar brawl, or even his ballooning weight, which reached 224 lbs. After experiencing mild chest discomfort and fatigue on while on tour with his band in Europe last spring, Carter scheduled a series of tests with a Florida cardiologist. But the night before his results were due back, Carter, 29, fell into a familiar routine: "I went out and just went nuts," Carter tells PEOPLE in its new issue. "I drank so much and I did a bunch of blow. I felt like I was trying to kill myself – because I didn't want to get the results."
See an exclusive PEOPLE video of Carter opening up about his strugglesThe years of abusing his body led to a shocking diagnosis: cardiomyopathy, a weakening of the heart muscle that, in extreme cases, can require a transplant or lead to sudden death. (It's the same condition that led to the death of singer Andy Gibb at 30 and killed actor Chris Penn at 40.)

Faced with the realization that his life depended on getting sober, Carter made a decision: "I don't want to die," he says. "I don't want to be that person people read about and think, 'That's sad that he couldn't stop it and killed himself.'" After a few slips early on – and some blunt talk from his cardiologist – Carter sobered up and got healthy. At 167 lbs., he's now in the best shape of his life.
Today, says Carter, life is "awesome."

03 February 2009

Shopping Bug

Today, my bestie and I pulled a Carrie & Samantha and went to a Gem in the Rough. I minimally whetted my appetite and am now eager for the spring/summer weather to come along!

I cannot seriously remember the last time I went to a mall and actually walked away with something....

Now that I opened my appetite, especially discovering this new place to shop, I am controlling my itch to scratch (from the shopping bug) by browsing online, saving links, then deleting them to prevent from online-shipping purchases!

Eye-shopping has taken a new forum....

but nonetheless, it was great to see my bff!

Early Bird

Since returning to my room (and my pleasantly enlightening east-facing window,) I have been waking up extraordinarily early..

Possibly a mix of
  1. my body's natural waking rhythms returning
  2. anticipation of returning to school

Therefore I have had a chance to do some early spring cleaning, and properly re-organize my room--- most notably, my closet!

How girly of me.

*Frank goes downstairs...uninterested in my new obsession with my closet-organization.

"I like my money right where I can see it...hanging in my closet." - Carrie

Well Wishes

Slowly but surely things are coming together.
I'm wishing for a resolution of my
in-between
situation.
Here's to wishing on a wishing well......

02 February 2009

At this point


I'm throwing myself at the wall..
and taking whatever sticks.
I can't afford to be picky this time around, and work is work which = money. So, in utter frustration, I'm throwing myself at a wall.
Whatever sticks.

Piece of Heaven

There's nothing like
sleeping in your own bed.
Today is the first morning that I awoke solely from SUNLIGHT.. which I feel that I have been isolated from, whilst in the basement.
You have no idea how refreshing it is to wake up in your own bed.. after 4 months!!
PS
- My room is getting a second make-over :)
yayyyy

01 February 2009

Bet cha didn't know...

Mosquito repellents don't repel - they hide you. The spray blocks the mosquito's sensors so they don't know you're there.
Dentists have recommended that a toothbrush be kept at least 6 feet away from a toilet to avoid airborne particles resulting from the flush.
The liquid inside young coconuts can be used as substitute for blood plasma.
No piece of paper can be folded in half more than 7 times.
Donkeys kill more people annually than plane crashes.
You burn more calories sleeping than you do watching television.
Oak trees do not produce acorns until they are fifty years of age or older.
The first product to have a bar code was Wrigley's gum.
The king of hearts is the only king without a mustache.
A Boeing 747s wingspan is longer than the Wright brother's first flight.
American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by eliminating 1 olive from each salad served in first-class.
Venus is the only planet that rotates clockwise.
Apples, not caffeine, are more efficient at waking you up in the morning.
The plastic things on the end of shoelaces are called aglets
Most dust particles in your house are made from dead skin.
The first owner of the Marlboro Company died of lung cancer.
Michael Jordan makes more money from Nike annually than all of the Nike factory workers in Malaysia combined.
Marilyn Monroe had six toes.
All US Presidents have worn glasses. Some just didn't like being seen wearing them in public.
Walt Disney was afraid of mice.
Pearls melt in vinegar.
Thirty-five percent of the people who use personal ads for dating are already married.
The three most valuable brand names on earth: Marlboro, Coca-Cola,and Budweiser, in that order.
It is possible to lead a cow upstairs...but not downstairs.
A duck's quack doesn't echo and no one knows why.
The reason firehouses have circular stairways is from the days when the engines were pulled by horses. The horses were stabled on the ground floor and figured out how to walk up straight staircases.
Richard Millhouse Nixon was the first US president whose name contains all the letters from the word "criminal."
The second was William Jefferson Clinton.
Turtles can breathe through their butts.
Butterflies taste with their feet.
In 10 minutes, a hurricane releases more energy than all of the world's nuclear weapons combined.
On average, 100 people choke to death on ballpoint pens every year.
On average people fear spiders more than they do death.
Ninety percent of New York City cabbies are recently arrived immigrants.
Elephants are the only animals that can't jump.
Only one person in two billion will live to be 116 or older.
Women blink nearly twice as much as men.
It's physically impossible for you to lick your elbow.
The Main Library at Indiana University sinks over an inch every year because when it was built, engineers failed to take into account the weight of all the books that would occupy the building.
A snail can sleep for three years.
No word in the English language rhymes with "MONTH."
Average life span of a major league baseball: 7pitches.
Our eyes are always the same size from birth, but our nose and ears never stop growing. SCARY!!!
The electric chair was invented by a dentist.
All polar bears are left-handed.
In ancient Egypt, priests plucked EVERY hair from their bodies, including their eyebrows and eyelashes.
An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.
TYPEWRITER is the longest word that can be made using the letters only on one row of the keyboard.
"Go," is the shortest complete sentence in the English language.
If Barbie were life-size, her measurements would be 39-23-33. She would stand seven feet, two inches tall. Barbie's full name is Barbara Millicent Roberts.
A crocodile cannot stick its tongue out.
The cigarette lighter was invented before the match.
Americans on average eat 18 acres of pizza every day.
Almost everyone who reads this email will try to lick their elbow