Archive for June, 2010
Photos of My Life No. 4: Living Room Tour
Posted on: 17th of June 2010 | Under: Artsy Fartsy, Life & Love

The disadvantage of not owning your own house/apartment is the restriction of designing your space as you please. Renting means no renovation or any major changes to the structure of the unit. You just have to make use of what you have.

The husband and I are quite lucky, because our rented flat is pretty well designed. All we needed to do was to add several accessories and decorations, and we were all set.

For my fourth Photos of My Life, an anonymous reader requested a room tour. But since that person’s request didn’t indicate any particular room, I’ll just show you the first thing you’ll see as you enter our flat–The Living Room.

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Our small living room, composed of two leather armchairs, a coffee table, a built-in entertainment console/ledge against three glass walls, bulit-in shelves, floor pillows, and a small bookshelf. All the built-in fixtures (shelves, entertainment console, glass walls) together with the armchairs and coffee table, were already in the flat when we moved in. Everything else is ours.

Towards the left are the doors leading to the two rooms, while the door to the far wall slides to the kitchen and the extra bathroom. Behind the glass wall with shelves is the storeroom.

 

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Photos of My Life No. 3: Inside My Bag
Posted on: 8th of June 2010 | Under: Fashion & Beauty

For my third set of Photos of My Life, an anonymous reader requested a look inside my bag. The last time I posted the contents of my handbag was way back in 2007 when I did the Face Your Pockets Project, so I had fun doing this.

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Bag: Louis Vuitton Epi Leather Petit Noe (Brown). I love this bag, because I can use it with almost anything in my closet. It’s big enough to carry a lot of my junk too.

Inside: Book (I read everywhere, so I always bring a book with me), Aldo wallet, hairbrush, Charm stippling brush, M.A.C. lipstick in Brick-O-La, M.A.C. Blush Ombre in Ripe Peach, M.A.C. Studio Fix in NC35, Smith’s Rosebud Salve, mints, a tiny bottle of lotion, travel pack tissue (I always stock up on these when I’m in Manila… they don’t have this size here!), house keys, Cotton On shades (my sensitive eyes can’t live without sunnies), hair tie, metal Parker Jotter pen in pink, iPod touch (I use this mostly to play games. Current addictions: Scramble, Words with Friends and Angry Birds), iPod earphones, BlackBerry Curve 8320, Canon Ixus 80is, moleskine notebook.

This is already a scaled down version of the things that I usually stuff in my bag (I usually carry more makeup). I try to bring only the essentials now.

I also enjoy peeking inside other people’s bags, so show me what’s inside yours too. :)

 

For more photo requests, please comment in my Photos of My Life post.

Photos of My Life No. 2: One Thing that Symbolizes Home
Posted on: 6th of June 2010 | Under: Artsy Fartsy, Life & Love

For my second set of Photos of My Life, Kat requested:

Since you’re here in SG, i’d like to know what is the one thing that symbolizes “home” for you and/or the thing that makes your homesickness go away all the time :)

This was a little hard, because I have quite a long list of things that make me miss Manila. But, there is one particular thing that I like looking at every time I’m in our living room, and that’s this Umbra Fotofalls Desktop Photo Tree my brother gave me a few Christmases ago:

Satellite Photo Mobile

It holds eighteen different set of pictures of people that make Manila home for me.

:)I reckon it’s a beautiful piece of art.

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Turning Twenty Seven
Posted on: 4th of June 2010 | Under: Life & Love

You know you’re getting old when you start saying that you’re a certain age, months before you even turn that age.

Yes, for some reason, I’ve been absentmindedly saying that I’m already twenty seven years old, even if I just turned that age last Tuesday.  And no, I don’t think I’m in denial about being old. For some reason, age seem to have stopped being important after twenty five. =P

My Birthday celebration started a day early this year. The husband likes to spoil me rotten! :) Upon my request, we went out for a quick Japanese dinner, followed by a movie (SATC 2). I have been craving for sushi for weeks, so it was about time I finally satisfied both my tummy and palate.

I love my sushi!

At Nihon Mura, The Cathay, about to devour my sushi. I don’t remember how many plates I had, but it was certainly more than what I normally eat! =P

Salmon sashimi goodness!

And of course, what’s a trip to a Japanese restaurant without having sashimi. I love my sashimi! <3

We had several plates of sushi, some yakitori, tokayaki balls and the salmon sashimi which we happily downed with hot green tea. And is if we weren’t full enough, we even munched on ice cream and chocolates during the movie too. =P

On the night of my Birthday, we headed to Clarke Quay and had Persian for dinner.

Shiraz, Clarke Quay

Shiraz, Clarke Quay.

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