A Song That Makes Me Cry… Everytime

November 30, 2011 § Leave a comment

Skyline Pigeon


Turn me loose from your hands
Let me fly to distant lands
Over green fields, trees and mountains
Flowers and forest fountains
Home along the lanes of the skywayFor this dark and lonely room
Projects a shadow cast in gloom
And my eyes are mirrors
Of the world outside
Thinking of the way
That the wind can turn the tide
And these shadows turn
From purple into grey

For just a Skyline Pigeon
Dreaming of the open
Waiting for the day
He can spread his wings
And fly away again
Fly away skyline pigeon fly
Towards the dreams
You’ve left so very far behind

Just let me wake up in the morning
To the smell of new mown hay
To laugh and cry, to live and die
In the brightness of my day

I want to hear the pealing bells
Of distant churches sing
But most of all please free me
From this aching metal ring
And open out this cage towards the sun

WHY? This song always tears me up because I remember my lolo (grandfather) when he was still with us. It has a lot of memories attached to it and it always takes me to a place and that mixed emotion of happiness and sadness.

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Dream House

November 29, 2011 § Leave a comment

          I grew up in the city so I have this fantasy that one day, I will be living in a suburban house with a white picket fence. Aaah the American dream! Minor flaw: I’m not American. Haha! And I recently realized that I’m more of an urban loft-ish kind of person. Open and airy. Killer city view. Minimal and modern furnishings. Neutral and chic colors. Oh, and clever design elements. Ahhhh!
       There’s this warehouse in Spain, which was converted into a loft by two architects. This had me drooling ever since I first read about it. The warehouse was originally used as stables, then as a bomb shelter, and followed by its most recent incarnation as a print shop, this expansive warehouse space located in Barcelona, Spain, has withstood the test of time and numerous transformations. Now the designers Benito Escat and Alberto Rovira have given the space yet another purpose by recreating it into a handsome urban loft that is everything modern and hip. AND AHHH! I FELL IN LOVE!
          The 8,600-square-foot space has an open layout with beautiful exposed-brick walls, high ceilings, and poured concrete floors.
          With two floors, the main level features the living area, which is outfitted with an extra long sofa, leather-upholstered wooden armchairs, and a sleek low cocktail table. Just behind the living area, a colorful floral glass chandelier hangs over a stainless-steel dining table while an edgy light fixture is suspended over a steel island in the kitchen where a wall of lacquer cabinets has been installed. A corner on the main floor functions as the library/office and contains stacks of books, art, vintage globes, and a towering grandfather clock.
          Contrastingly, the lower level of the loft resembles a city apartment and houses the light-filled master bedroom and bath. The walls are painted stark white and the floors are of polished wood. A luxuriously upholstered bed is placed in front of a wall of shelves that serve as an open closet, and a freestanding bathtub along with a mirror-walled shower closet with sleek shower fittings.
         Another warehouse converted into my dream loft is located in the South Beach neighborhood of San Francisco. The striking Oriental Warehouse Loft by Edmonds + Lee Architects. This home’s design is a renovation of an existing apartment loft. To maximize the space inside the residence, the designers chose to abandon the general rules of maintaining privacy with regard to windows and transparency. Instead, the home opens up to nature with large expanses of glass to blend the inside and outside world.

Inside the rusted timber and brick structural shell, you will find a contemporary interior design with modern furniture, fixtures and finishes. There is also millwork detailing and the insertion of a steel cantilever stair that connects the ground floor living areas with the private sleeping quarters upstairs. The home is definitely a great rehabilitation project and the results are amazing!

So there you have it. Those are my dream houses…………errr…………..lofts. I know, I know, a bit unrealistic. But it is, after all, a DREAM house, yes?

So…tomorrow the challenge continues!








XOXO,

OCD

November 28, 2011 § Leave a comment

Oh boy! This is a useless post. Hahahaha
I’m not OCD about anything. I know it sounds bad but I’m a slack, I’m careless, I’m negligent and I’m a hoarder! Haha I can’t have anything organized. I go into panic if anything is. I can’t find things when they’re organized. I’m really scatter-brained but it works out really well for me. I swear.
My desktop and my workplace kinda looks like this………..close. Haha see see see seeeeeee
So…..tomorrow the challenge continues!

xoxo,

20 Of My Favorite Things

November 26, 2011 § Leave a comment

1. My HP Mini – I love this because it’s very much convenient! I can bring it anywhere. It makes blogging easier. And it fulfills my need to constantly be connected with friends.

2. My DSLR – A photographer’s best friend.

3. My Manual SLR – I’ve grown accustomed to my manual SLR and developing its films because of our Black & White Photography class last term. Ahhhh! I fell in love!

4. My Smartphones & Other Gadgets –  What can I say? I’m a gadget geek.

5. Milk Tea – I simply must have milk tea at least once a week. Mehehe

6. My (Varsity) Letterman Jacket – Handy dandy!

7. My Credit Card – For emergencies and MUST-HAVES. Lol! Every girl’s best friend.

8. Wedges – I can’t get enough of them!

9. Alcohol -The neat freak in me has to have at least one big bottle of this at home.

10. Handy Sanitizer – The neat freak in me also has to have at least one of these cute sanitizers dangling from my purse.

11. Healing Ointment – Because my skin easily gets irritated.

12. Comfy Flats – For long walks.

13. Alarm Clock – Tatsie’s little helper. No matter what I do, I can’t wake up early on my own.

14. Coffee – To jump start my mornings!

15. My Uber Cute Hello Kitty Mug – Just because.

16. Tums – For the occasional indigestion and heartburn.

17. Clamp Lamp – For the nights I spend reading books and reading books and reading books and blogging. Hehe

18. Glade Scented Gel – Because I hate stinky rooms. Lol

19. Chocolate Milk – Ahhh! Good ‘ole Swiss Miss.

20. Globe MyFi – This is really handy. WiFi in your pocket!

          I could seriously go on and on and on and on and on and on and on but the challenge said 20 not 2000. So I’m going to stop there. I guess I’m pretty lucky to have so many things in my life that make me happy. Hehe
So…..tomorrow the challenge continues!

XOXO,

30-Day Blog Challenge ACCEPTED!

November 26, 2011 § Leave a comment

       This blog is not dead yet…..NO! I should say I’m pretty much here but I have not taken much time and effort to blog after class started again. Ahhhh! I forgot how good it feels to sit down and just write.

        “Do something regularly over a period of 30 days and you will create a habit”.
That being said, I decided that it’s time to kick start my blogging again! I challenged myself to write a blog post every day for the next 30 days. But I couldn’t wait to start on the first of the month! So today I’m starting this 30-day blog challenge I picked up from My Maria. I thought it would be fun and would spice up my blog a little! =)

A Photo That Makes Me Happy

November 25, 2011 § Leave a comment

DAY 1: A PHOTO THAT MAKES YOU HAPPY

        This is my mini pin, Chibby. I’ve had her for 2 years now. She’s really active! Really really makulit! This is my favorite photo of her. When I look at this, I go “Awwwwww you cute bastard!”. Haha! She always gets her way with me, with her uber cute puppy eyes. When she begs for another treat, I find myself always giving in to that ball of cuteness. She makes me go gigiiiiiiiiil over her! When I’m sick, she cuddles with me. When I’m lonely, she plays with me. She’s my stress reliever. I can’t imagine life without her! I love her to bits!






So…..tomorrow the challenge continues!





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