Wednesday, December 28, 2011

19: Feel me.

It's the mishmash, the pitter patter of emotions.
The swelling of a feeling, how it builds into a tidal wave and breaks into a million little droplets, never to be seen again. It's using all your sanity and restraint, a dam that keeps everything from flowing, though angry reason questions the need to control. The loss and the wreckage it brings, you ask is it worth it?

What is peace? What is the difference between wrath and retribution?

DIY: Chain Finger Bracelet 2

What I love about the holiday break is the amount of activities or little projects I can squeeze in before all the schoolwork (and the drama) start pouring in.

As posted here previously, I've made a chain finger bracelet thingamajig. Having fallen completely in love with this bracelet style, ended up making another one.

This one is less cluttered and has cleaner lines.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

The painted closet wall.

Once upon a time, we tried painting a room. Owing to my delusion of being able to DIY anything and everything, my friend Joelle let me, and a bunch of other friends (try to) paint her room. We started with her
closet and what resulted was a mishmash of colors that even the most abstract of abstract artists would never understand. Joelle was so disappointed, she cried.

Fast forward to now, her closet, our "artwork" on that closet, has long been painted over and this is what stands in its place.

Joelle's DIY graffiti wall/closet decor. I just love it. 

I say, we've learned from past mistakes, yes?

Monday, December 26, 2011

DIY: Chain Finger Bracelet

Just a small holiday project. Been seeing these everywhere.
A result of linking chains together to finally form the shape of the bracelet.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Happy Christmas to all.

After a day of festivities and merriment, I'm back in bed with my lovelies.

DIY: Christmas Nails

In keeping with the season, I painted my nails these colors. Started with a plain red and green base coat.

Friday, December 23, 2011

DIY: Christmas Cupcakes

That time of the year again, and for some reason, Camille and I always find ourselves cramming to make/find gifts.

She suggested we give out the red velvet cupcakes that Anton made. She also suggested we put name toppers on them. I suggested we put their (most sh*t faced) photos on the cupcakes.

Camille and Anton set to work on the cupcakes. They baked, we designed. This is what we ended up giving our friends:

And, they loved their cupcakes!

Too bad the moisture seeped onto the photos when these were taken.

Would you like a cupcake? 

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Trip Christmas Party 2011: United Nations

As mentioned earlier, I spent the weekend with friends for our annual Christmas celebrations. Oh good god, the hilarity that ensued! This year's theme was United Nations. I can say with full conviction that my friends are very good sports. Everyone (I mean EVERYONE!) came with costumes drag queens would be proud of. Achieve!

I wonder what the people in the house next door were thinking when they saw a bunch of kids(?) pouring out into the lawn, all costumed up at 10 p.m.

I am so blessed to have these people in my life.

And now for the costumes..... 

Ms. Africa
Mr. and Ms. Peru
Mr. and Ms. Spain

Ms. Morocco

Ms. Puerto Rico

Mr. and Ms. Japan

Mr. and Ms. Hawaii (Not a country/nation, but don't ask. Haha!) 

Ms. Hungary

Grecian/Spartan pair
Ms. France, Cheska's "substandard compliance costume"

The winner of the night: 1/2 of the USA couple.

Here's a photo of almost everyone from Charm. Check out Mr. Korea (in the green) and his silly hat.

We missed a few other friends, we still have next year, yeah?

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

To sleep, to think, to dream.

The lull of slumber begins to seem enticing. I strain myself with thoughts of you. What it was, I could never put a finger on. What it's going to be, that becomes the only important thing.

I fall victim to the call of dreams, I close my eyes and hope I find you there.

Fabric Paintings

 A friend of mine, JC, has always been such a creative person. When I passed by his house the other day, he showed me these. They were just too pretty! He did most of these for school, mostly from fabrics but there's also a painted one. My favorite is his rendition of Van Gogh's Starry Night with yarn on tulle.

His self portrait:

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Tagaytay Weekend

Spent the weekend at a log cabin in Tagaytay. Definitely a great time with great friends.

Cool cabin, just minus the very crappy management of the people who rent it out.

Posting photos of the party at a later date. Can you guess what our theme was?

Friday, December 16, 2011

Manila Seedling Bank Compound

As if that seven days in Mindoro was not enough nature for me, I found myself at the Manila Seedling Bank Compound in Quezon City today.

My mom loves these places. I usually don't like them, but today wasn't bad at all (a lesson learned from the immersion, perhaps?)

Anything and everything from orchids, flowering plants, herbs, cacti, ornamental plants, pottery, gardening needs, etc... you can find here. Certainly a haven for those with the green thumb.

Learn about this place here: Manila Seedling Bank Compound