Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Love The Snow

Falling snow
Drifting slow
Temperature plunging far below
Paint them white
The world’s a sight
From evergreen to ‘everwhite’
I then lay down
in the snowy ground
making snow angel in a gown
Love the cold breeze
they make me wheeze
things that make me want to sneeze
It’s getting late, I must go
Never mind, for I love the snow
I’ll stay out here, with my hot cocoa
Snow on snow on, the snow must stay
go on go on, don’t go away
For my only wish is to have a white Christmas day.

Thursday, 27 September 2012

Where Children Sleep

-- Written by James Mollison

I hate to read. I usually only read non-fictional books that are highly recommended by family and friends.  So the fact that I'm even also blogging this means means that you should all read it too!  First of all, I wanna tell you how I stumbled across this book because it's actually quite a funny story.  I was at the bookstore looking for magazines or books about Halloween projects when I saw this book.  I don't know if it's just me but the title and the front cover design creeps me out a little, it even has a girl hanged up.  Plus the front cover glows in the dark.  So since I'm already in the Halloween mood I decided to browse through it.  To my surprise, this is not a horror story at all but a serious photo documentary about the life and circumstances of different children around the world.  The author gave us a peek into the bedroom of different children with different lifestyle around the world.  He wrote that " A child's bedroom can reveal many things about his life and circumstances." He described a child's bedroom as his "personal kingdom"
  Here are photos of some pages.

I have to tell you, while reading this, I was thinking. Whoa! this author purposely toured the world convincing parents if he could take pictures of their child's bedroom, oh, but first they should tidy things up.  Haha! Kidding aside.

This really is an interesting and artistic documentary.  Each page explains the circumstances of each child.  From children born in an extremely wealthy to extremely poor family.  My heart bleeds for those children who are very much less fortunate than I am.  I say this as someone who currently lives in the Philippines, a third world country with more than 90% of it's population still lives in conditions almost similar to those depicted in this book.  We go on with our fortunate lives full of material things without a single thought about those children who would perhaps get the chance to drink clean water if only we donate half the money we use to buy a new pair of shoe.  If I go on about this I might just end up writing shit about spoiled rich people and politicians so I will stop. Stop! ok...

I devoured the book within minutes as I found myself reminiscing about my bedroom when I was a child, how it reflected my lifestyle, situation and who I was.  When I visited my parent last weekend, I browsed through her old photo albums looking for pictures of my old bedroom.  This is the best photo I can find...
Michelle ( younger sister ), Audrey (my twin ) and I shared a room that's roughly about 70 sqm. Audrey and I shared a queen size bed while my younger sister sleeps in the crib beside our bed.  We do not have many dolls because for some reason I was extremely terrified with them but we do have a lot of other toys and books.  We often wear the same dress made and sometimes bought by my mom.  I'm very greatful for what my bedroom looks like and how my life is.  I would have appreciated my bedroom and what I had a whole lot more if I had read this book back when I was a child.  

Everyone young and old should read this, it's an easy read but devastatingly life changing.  I will definitely read this book to Celeste when she get's older.  Hmm...I think I know what I'm gonna give my sister this Christmas! Sigh, I need a chocolate break.

Grab your copy of " Where Children Sleep" RIGHT HERE !

Sunday, 23 September 2012

Angela's Masquerade 18th Birthday Party

Attended a masquerade theme debut party of my ballerina cousin Angela last Saturday.  It was held at the club house beside our village so it was very convenient, just 3 minutes away.  The whole place was stunningly filled with purple, silver, gold, hot pink and black colored decors with ( fake ) crystals hanging on each centerpiece table.  They also conveniently provided a mask for the guests by hanging them on the table centerpiece as well ( second photo ).  Of course I took one home as my souvenir. 

It wasn't your average 18th birthday party as Charles refrained from drinking or with 18 roses and candles which I find very boring by the way.  But it was an entirely different fun because Angela performed several solo and group dancing for almost the entire night.  I had no idea how talented she was until that night.  Her sexy moves + the upbeat music took my breath away and I'm sure so did everyone else in that party.  They also rented a photobooth for the guest to enjoy and take pics as souvenir. The silver fleur-de-lis background fits the theme perfectly.  She had a beautiful masquerade topsy-turvy cake ( top-left photo ).  Food and wine was great especially the steak, appetizers, and macaroons.  All this made me wanna be 18 again. 

Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Anti-Vampire Decor

Here's a very cute and easy Halloween decor I made in just under 15 minutes.  A garlic centerpiece!  This will surely give those vampires a good dose of their poison.

 All you need is a bunch of garlic tied together with a nice ribbon, colored pens to make the design :)