Thursday, December 29, 2011

21 daily reminders

ONE. Give people more than they expect and do it cheerfully.. 
TWO ... Marry a man/woman you love to talk to. As you get older, their conversational skills will be as important as any other. 
THREE. Don't believe all you hear, spend all you have or sleep all you want. 
FOUR . When you say, 'I love you ,' mean it. 
FIVE. When you say, 'I'm sorry,' look the person in the eye.. 
SIX ... Be engaged at least six months before you get married. 
SEVEN.. Believe in love at first sight. 
EIGHT. Never laugh at anyone's dream. People who don't have dreams don't have much. 
NINE . Love deeply and passionately. You might get hurt but it's the only way to live life completely. 
TEN. ...  In disagreements, fight fairly. No name calling. 

Don't judge people by their relatives. 

Talk slowly but think quickly. 
THIRTEEN.  When someone asks you a question you don't want to answer, smile and ask, 'Why do you want to know?' 
FOURTEEN.  Remember that great love and great achievements involve great risk.. 
FIFTEEN.  Say 'bless you' when you hear someone sneeze. 

When you lose, don't lose the lesson ! 
SEVENTEEN.  Remember the three R's: Respect for self; Respect for others; and responsibility for all your actions. 
EIGHTEEN..  Don't let a little dispute injure a great friendship.. 
NINETEEN. When you realize you've made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it. 
TWENTY. Smile when picking up the phone.. The caller will hear it in your voice. 
TWENTY-ONE. Spend some time alone.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Sui Inspired

So I've finally got the Anna Sui book. It only took about 10 days to get here but alas it arrived yesterday morning. Several of my current projects have been stuck and after reading the first couple pages of Anna's story I got my motivation back. I will post pics later as some of them will be gifts for the family. I really love Anna's ability to mix colors and textures. I tend to be too matchy sometimes and putting black on top of grey can really bring a garment down. With Anna's style she always adds a little flair to a normally dull garment that's what really makes her fashion work. Her work is not over the top but always edgy enough to set it apart and give it that extra umph. She really pushes the girliness in her garments and I think that is lost in most of today's clothes. The ruffles, the trims, embroideries, buttons, and bows fulfill every fashionista's dream.

More on that later, time to finish packing for Barcelona!!!!

Me vs. Pippa: updated*

I just discovered BDBA this weekend in Barcelona. Love their bright colors and florals, everything is so girly. They have the same dress but for a little more than what I paid for it at Zara. 
Vita goes for 198 Euros. That's about 5 times what I paid. 

this one from Pippa's best of 2011 (April)

Me in Madrid (March)


Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Spiced Coconut Lentil Soup

Spiced Coconut Lentil Soup

I made slight adjustments, instead of coconut oil I used sesame oil. Instead of an actual chili I put chili powder. No himalayan salt. Regular milk for half the amount of coconut milk. So yummy!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Hugo Cabret Bande Annonce VF

My fourth film. Love love loved. really beautifully done and now I will have to go to the Lumiere museum after missing out on the excursion with my school a while back.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Bubble Blues

Thanksgiving has passed, though the holidays are still continuing strong. After four months of marriage I haven´t given much thought at all to working out. I almost joined a gym but wanted to wait until we stopped travelling so much so I wouldn´t waste money on something that I can´t use. However, after putting on my old jean jacket (it´s always a good detector because it never stretches or shrinks too much),  I´m pulling to make the buttons fit. This means that I probably would be getting angry with myself if I stepped on a scale right now. Starting today, it´s firm-up time! Well, considering that I´ve already got bacon in the oven for some bacon wrapped prawns the diet will have to start after lunch (no carbs though!). First step, we´ll shake the dust off the old dumbells.

Here´s a good bootyshakin´song

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Movie # 3

I took my friend Gijung to the movies last night for her birthday. We saw the lady. Amazeballs.