Saturday, November 29, 2008

orange love

I want to blog about bags right now. My friend Babs has been raving about her purple bags so I am gonna rave about all things orange now. Not that orange is my favorite but because I just find the color pleasing and at the same time classy...

Beaded Spy Bag

Pebble-grained leather
Braided leather piping
Logo-engraved polished gold metal hardware
Braided two-tone leather shoulder straps with thorn-like knots; 5.5" drop
Ornate multicolored beading and golden fringe encircles bag
Braided leather handle on front flap with looped metallic leather strap
Secret compartment with mirrored end hidden in loop of flap closure
Zucca jacquard coin purse with push-lock closure inside flap
Zucca print textile lining
16"x 9.75"x 6"
Made in Italy

Small Leather Chef Tote

Soft mildly distressed leather with a subtle sheen
Polished gold metal hardware
Flat leather shoulder strap with logo-engraved ring attachments; 7" drop
Removable logo medallion dangles from strap
Pintucked gathers encircle bag
Logo-engraved round studs throughout
Flap top with magnetic closure underneath
Fine textile lining
Interior patch pocket
12.5"x 6.25"x 2"
Made in Italy

Louis Vuitton
Monogram Scuba GM

Subtle monogram-embossed neoprene with smooth grained leather trim
Clean lines with sharp details
Polished golden brass hardware
Thin leather shoulder straps with round logo-engraved stud attachments
Removable leather ID tag
Louis Vuitton plaque on front
Open top with central clasp closure; tucks in each side to adjust bag capacity
Fine textile lining

Interior zipped pocket and flat pocket
23.6"x 18.1"x 12.2"

Tag Train # 14

PLAYERS: A MOTHERS HORIZON Swept Away Doll Me Up Changing Lanes

1. If the object of your affections were to serenade you, what song(s) would you hope he or she used?~ Our theme songs :)
2. Have you ever just started dancing/singing in the middle of somewhere?~ I do that in the company of people I am comfortable with like family and friends...
3. When eating, are you more concerned with taste or healthiness?~ Taste then healthiness
4. Would you name a child of yours after you?~ Yeah. After us or our parents. Our second child if it's a boy will be named Arthuz Claudio Raoul and he will be called Sky, if it's another girl will be named Arlyn Lourdes Romina and she will be called Lorin.
5. How much do you actually care about the inner workings of your computer or is it only as long as it works?~ I don't really care at all.
6. What makes you weak?~ very poor health, lack of sleep and stress
7. How do you connect to the internet from home?~ broadband
8. Do you wear anything with sentimental value?~ my engagement and wedding rings and my ID necklace
9. What advice would you give to a friend with cancer?~ The only thing I will give is prayers and not advice.
10. In time for Thanksgiving, what are you most thankful for this year?~ my existence and the people around me that matters.
11. If you could say only one thing to the world, what would it be?~ Peace.
12. When was the last time you let the people you love/people who are important to you know you love them/that they are important to you?~ This morning.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

wednesday drools

Thanks to my friend, M -- all we did was surf the web the whole day and check out bgs that are really nice to have for the holidays. If only money were not an issue :)

Monday, November 24, 2008

baby alive

Lizzie has been bugging me about Baby Alive. She so wanted that doll since a few weeks ago but her dad and I are opposed to buying her something as expensive as this doll. We find it impractical for her age. At 3, all she knows is to cut her doll's hair, paint her face, remove her clothes and leave them as if the dolls were raped. I don't blame her because she's still a kid. And I don't expect her to handle her toys with care at this stage so as a resolution, we decided to just buy her toys (and dolls for that matter) that aren't really too pricey but are still nice. Baby Alive is nowhere near that. It is expensive hands down. But she loves it and she dreams about it LOL. I am almost convinced that she deserves something like this for Christmas considering her stellar performance in school and her good conduct all year round. But principles are principles. Now, my heart is breaking but my husband's right. She can't always have all the nice things in life...

Any Given Day

1. What is your favorite day of the week? Why?
~That would be Saturday. Aside from the fact that it is my official ME time, I also get to fix and refix my house since my hubby is at work and my daughter is busy playing.

2. On what day of the week were you born?

3. On average, how many days a year you spend away from home?
~a couple of weeks, that is when my parents come home for their annual visit.

4. Are you the kind of person who always knows what day it is or do you constantly find yourself asking someone else?
~Is there a person who forgets what day is it today? Because I don't.

5. What five topics would you like to answer questions about on fridays?
~what to fix the day after, where to go, what to eat, where to bring Lizzie and what to buy

Snagged from Yen.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

30 years ago...

In 1978 (the year you were born)

Jimmy Carter is president of the US

US Senate votes to turn over the Panama Canal to Panama on December 31, 1999

Israel and Egypt reach a peace settlement at the Camp David Accords

The US and mainland China announce that they will restore full diplomatic relations

Members of Jim Jones' People's Temple commit mass suicide in Guyana

Pope John Paul II becomes the first non-Italian pope in centuries

Ted Bundy is captured in Florida

The first computer bulletin board system is created

Garfield debuts in newspapers

Ashton Kutcher, Kobe Bryant, Usher, Clay Aiken, and Nelly Furtado are born

New York Yankees win the World Series

Dallas Cowboys win Superbowl XII

Montreal Canadiens win the Stanley Cup

Saturday Night Fever and Grease are the top grossing films

"Night Fever" by the Bee Gees spends the most time at the top of the US charts

Diff'rent Strokes and Mork & Mindy premiere

1. What happened in the year you were born? Take the quiz by clicking the link above.
2. Post the result of the quiz in your blog.
3. Tag 5 people who you think are born on a different year than yours.
3. It would be interesting to know the age of your blogging buddies plus of course get to know a little about history few years back.
4. Add your name on the list below. Indicating also the year you were born.

JODY - 1977; FARAH - 1978


Saturday, November 15, 2008

crocs lover

My love affair with crocs has never wavered since the time I got my first pair. Now after mroe than a year and several pairs after, I am busy choosing the styles I am getting this Christmas. Styles that are not just for me but for my daughter and husband as well.

First -- MINE:
The Crocs Malindi in cotton candy. It is stylish, fun flat that allows feet to breath in warm weather. Perfect for the summer!

The Crocs Mary Janes will be perfect with jibbitz™ brand charms.
And since I love brown at work, the Crocs Lena will perfectly complement my not so corporate attires without looking too lousy and unprofessional.

my body and me

I am starting to gain weight again. Blame it on the number of family get together that we have been attending since last month. I wonder if I need a female fat burner already but I'd rather not. My husband has been trying to convince me to go to the gym with him so I can lose weight and at the same time, tone my muscles but the better part of me chooses to just stay home and sleep. I am just so lazy it's bad! I better think things over and enrol before the year ends. I don't want to start the year with a not so good figure...

3x thursday

1. Are your parents still alive? If so, do you get along with them?
>>>Yup, they are still alive. Dad has a bad case of sore throat though so I hope he gets well soon. Other than that, they are both doing fine, are healthy as a horse and happily in love Ü Yup, I come from a very small family. I have an older brother and I am my family's little darling so they have no choice but to spoil me and love me and understand my moods. LOL

2. Do your parents live close? Why/why not?
>>>Unfortunately not. We are continents apart. They live in the US while I chose to stay behind here in the Philippines. Why? My own family is here.

3. Name one thing valuable that your parents taught you. Why did you choose this?
>>>Independence. They taught me not to rely on anyone else to survive. They taught me the value of hard work and perseverance and how prayers can move mountains. They are a very religious couple and I was raised in a family of praying people. I teach these same values now to my daughter.

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Friday, November 7, 2008

the it bags

When it comes to bags, I would always tell my friends that I am always choosing Gucci over LV. Not that I don't like the latter. I just find the former really elegant and classy. This is one of the many things that my big boss and I share. And one of us come accross a style worthy of our time and eyes, we would share it to each other. The only difference is my boss gets to buy what she wants while I still have to save up for my first. I am not worrying though because I know in time, I will be able to get my own. For now, I have to make sure that all the bills get to be paid on time. All our dues are attended to without miss. Just like the other day, I had to research on some auto insurance quotes for one of our cars. I mean, at this point, these are things that are more important than designer bags and killer shoes. I will get what I want someday. I just know that.

friendship offering

I have stopped doing tags like this for a while. Probable because nobody has tagged me anymore hehehe. Nakakamiss din pala LOL. I am back. This time with a vengeance. Tagging Tracy, Pat, Val, Abie, Jane, Jody and Jacqui. Thanks Babs!

This tag is all about "FRIENDSHIP OFFERING" with someone whom you know, to someone whom you already knew or will know in the future, globally.

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Here are the rules for this tag;
1.) Copy the badge and put it on your blog,
2.) Link back who pass you this tag,
3.) Spread this tag to at least 7 or more bloggers who you think you are friend with.

”And lovely are the blossoms
That are tended with great care,
By those who work unselfishly
To make the place more fair.
And, like the garden blossoms,
Friendship's flower grows more sweet
When watched and tended carefully
By those we know and meet.
And, if the seed of friendship
Is planted deep and true
And watched with understanding,
Friendship's flower will bloom for you. “

Change has come

"If there is anyone out there who still doubts that America is a place where all things are possible; who still wonders if the dream of our founders is alive in our time; who still questions the power of our democracy, tonight is your answer.
"It's the answer told by lines that stretched around schools and churches in numbers this nation has never seen; by people who waited three hours and four hours, many for the very first time in their lives, because they believed that this time must be different; that their voice could be that difference.

"It's the answer spoken by young and old, rich and poor, Democrat and Republican, black, white, Latino, Asian, Native American, gay, straight, disabled and not disabled - Americans who sent a message to the world that we have never been a collection of Red States and Blue States: we are, and always will be, the United States of America."

Change has come to America. I am elated. Thank you Lord.