Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Sunday, July 29, 2012

The Pursuit

Manila has been stormy for the last two consecutive weekends and still, I'm not dressing up according to the weather haha. Yesterday, my mom and I checked overruns and gone antique-hunting. We checked a total of six places- Divisoria, Dapitan, Cubao Expo, Evangelista and SM Manila. Needless to say, we were both tireddddddd but I am not complaining --- we had the chance to bond, to exercise, and to just appreciate moments and things. 

The veggie meat in Divisoria is real good. I have no inkling that it wasn't a beef until mom revealed it. Yup she has this habit of keeping things to herself at first to avoid panic resistance, hehe. 

Dapitan is one of the places where mom never fails to smile because there's so much junky and mint treasures! She was so bowled over Blessings Unlimited bowl that we have to take it home. It was gooood -- her smile.

In Cubao Expo, we have tried the Spanish pasta and strawberry shake of Green Halo. Cool place to rest after scouring the stacks of antiques but without prejudice, my mom's Spanish pasta tastes better. You got to try it one of these days, hehe. 

The trip to Evangelista is quite fun and funny. We took the MRT which we're not used to so there's a number of haha moments from lining up for the card, running for the ride, and worry on wrong station going to Evangelista. After the sweat and laughter, we need to cool down with brownies and iced coffee in a very familiar place that is SM Manila. 

I have to say it was a day well-spent though I didn't attend Slim's to review for the periodic tests. Yes, I know, I wasn't able to review but I got something that made me genuinely happy --- it was a day only for my family!

Today, we went to church and my wandering heart was enlightened again. Christianity isn't about what's good or bad, it's about your relationship with God and the people surrounding you. It's about radiating God's  unconditional love and not about sucking the lives out of people. We're humans and not vampires -- we need to remember that unless you have fangs, hehe. It's about making people feel they're loved, secured, and worthy because God is always in the pursuit of you and me. And so here's my love for you!

Cardigan: La Tercera
Loose top: Zara
Distressed shorts: Overrun
Platforms: Payless Shoe Source

Monday, July 23, 2012

Quite a Match; Rain Panache

Sorry sorry sorry for not posting yesterday, people have interrupted (not the annoying kind of interruption, it's the you-have-to-attend-to-it kind of interruptions). Also, I apologize for updating just now, I honestly have lots of stuffs to blog about but you know school, I'm succumbed to the homeworks, activities and all the lessons I have to study myself. 

To have these photos shot is a miracle considering Manila has been experiencing heavy rains since Friday, it was sad seeing some areas flooded and people stranded. Despite that, I still overlooked and focused on the good things- because of the isolation of people in their homes, I had quality time with my family, because of the cold breeze, I had oh so great naps + I had to wear pajamas all day! Also, I went to church with family yesterday and the message is making me thrive. We had the last installment of the series Let Us, which really enlightened my journey towards God.

For the past two years, I've been wondering why good things have to vanish, why people you love have to go, why relationships have to break and why do hearts tend to be cold and God answered me yesterday, "God shakes the earth so things that can be shaken shall be removed and things that can't be shaken shall remain." From time to time, we question such languishing experiences when all we had to do was trust on God and have faith on what's ahead, also to be grateful for the people who built you up and stayed.

Going back to the storm, I found this situation an opportunity to be set apart in terms of fashion. I knew everybody would be wearing jeans and boots and parkas and furry jackets and sweaters and knitwears and stockings in dark colors which is why I decided to be the light at the end of the tunnel or in my case, the neon in the midst of grey skies haha. My iridescent attire was like sending out good vibes to everybody haha. Btw, I don't know if "Rain charm"(oh look at me inventing words haha) makes sense (turned it to rain panache so it would rhyme haha)

Neon loose shirt: Zara
Denim trousers: Mango
Wedges: Charles&Keith
Statement necklace: Aldo
Teal teardrop necklace: Robinson's Dept. Store
Bag: Charles&Keith

P.S. My iphone case and my "rain panache" attire match! :D 

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Your Genes are Wonderful

Mrs. Chaplin here.....I really find this shot very 60s

Yes, I'm a tycoon

Let's dance!

Sorry for the very late post. For the past days, schoolworks were the only reason why I use the internet and though I want to blog, I just give the 20-30 minutes as an addition to my sleep.

It was three days ago when I wore this bubbly ensemble but I can't seem to forget what the woman who seemed like a Turkish senorita told me, "Your jeans are wonderful." She was sitting behind me in church, I was actually the first one who noticed her fashion, it was oh so sophisticated that I whispered to my Mom to look behind her and see for herself.

When I told my Mom about the woman's compliment, she said, "Are you sure it's not -- Your GENES are wonderful?"

Oh well, how can I disagree with that? Agree? Hahaha!

For the Word last Sunday, it hit me through and through, according to the bible, God said that the rest He has promised to everyone is not a state, but it's a place. Rest is a place in which we enter, a place where all our troubles are gone, where worries are forgotten, where mistakes are forgiven, where broken hearts are healed and where we fully trust God. God also said that in order to enter that place, we must make every effort to relish the promise- if we decide to do our home works very late, we're not making an effort, if we decide to spend more than what we earn, we're not making an effort, if we decide to cheat on our loved ones, we're not making an effort, if we decide to put relationships in jeopardy, we're not making an effort. In the end, faith and obedience to God will give us a very happy life. Agree?

You should. Your genes are wonderful!

Tank top: Dorothy Perkins
Belt: Topshop
Colored jeans: People are People
Platforms: Primadonna
Purse: Thrifted