Posts Tagged ‘home’
Merry Christmas!
Posted on: 25th of December 2010 | Under: Life & Love

It’s our first Christmas together. :) We’re spending it away from our families this year, which means we’ll be missing out on the annual family photos at home. And because taking photos next to the Christmas tree every year is something that I look forward to, we decided to just start our very own annual photo tradition too.

Our first Christmas. <3

We also prepared a hearty Noche Buena, which we devoured right after our photo session, but I’ll post about that some other time. :) Now it’s just time to enjoy the next few days, before I have to get back to all the wedding planning. Bridesmaid dresses, bridal accessories and church requirements, see you again soon!

Hope you all have a blessed merry Christmas! <3

Sixteen Days ’til Christmas
Posted on: 9th of December 2010 | Under: Life & Love

A little over two weeks to go ’til Christmas!

By this time, I should be busy shopping for gifts for family and friends. I should be baking cookies and cakes to give out. I should be making plans for Christmas dinners and get-togethers, and making sure I am able to meet up with everyone close to me. But, this year will be a little different—the husband and I are spending our first Christmas and New Year away from home.

To battle the homesickness, we decided to buy our very first Christmas tree.  We assembled it in the living room and adorned it with shiny trimmings. The tree is only half the size of our tree at home in Manila, but it’s enough to liven up the place.

Our first Christmas tree.

Now I catch myself watching the lights, almost every night, dancing to reflect shapes and shadows on the glass walls of our living room. Somehow, I find a familiar comfort in this. <3

With all the travel deals out there, it would have also been the perfect time to go on a nice vacation somewhere. But we decided it would be nice to spend our first Christmas as a married couple, quietly in our first home.

This year will be different, but we’re definitely excited to experience this first as a married couple. :)

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.



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.