Over here! Let’s have a little fun. It’s my birthday weekend! Let’s kick it off today!
Pick a balloon. Now imagine that you’re flying into the blue horizon with that balloon in hand. Yippee! Isn’t that fun? I’m following you, holding on to my gold balloon. Gold is for the celebrant.
You have to tell the balloon where to take us. We’re celebrating my birthday together and it’s up to you to choose where I should celebrate my 29th year. You have to pick an interesting place otherwise the balloons won’t budge! They’re kinda picky like that.
So… where do we go for my birthday?
And so I turn 29 on the 30th. I am glad my 28th year will soon be over. It’s been a very tough year for me. If I were to tell the story of this year, I wouldn’t even know where to begin! The good that has come out of this year is that I am much stronger than ever, more resilient and more driven to pursue my dreams.
With the many pains of the 28th year came the determination to transform all the negativity into something productive, something positive. The theme of my 28th year was creativity. I pushed for it in my work life and my personal life — graduating from a fantastic writing workshop, learning how to care for plants, just starting to learn shibashi, writing a lot of poetry, going back to drawing, taking care of this blog and meeting fantastic people, and so much more. I learned to take better care of myself. I also discovered a strength in myself I thought I didn’t have. I liked that surprise.
Who doesn’t smile when they hear the word “popcorn”? It’s like not getting even the slightest bit giddy when you hear the words “cotton candy,” “chocolate ice cream” or “green mangoes with bagoong.” Right? Popcorn is a universal smile trigger!
Lightly buttered popcorn. Microwaved though. It’s been a long time since I’ve eaten popcorn popped the non-microwave way. I like my popcorn with just a little bit of butter. But give me a pack of Goldilocks caramel popcorn anytime! I’m good with that too.
Note: Oh my gosh! I just learned I’m Michele’s Site of the Day! *screams and runs around spreading popcorn everywhere* To those who’ve arrived in my humble abode via Michele’s, you get a virtual bag of popcorn! Yipee!
“Paint your toenails red.” – Jane
Back in college, my friends and I would paint our nails in lots of colors. If there was a UAAP game, we’d show our school spirit by painting our nails metallic blue. I had a seatmate once who sneered at my freshly polished nails and said it was juvenile. Che ka diyan! Anyway, there was one time when we were into this reggae vibe so we painted red, yellow and green stripes on one nail. Or paint one nail red, the next yellow, the next green. Fun experiments!
When I started working, I stopped getting manicures since I type a lot for work. My nails would always get scratched within an hour of a fresh manicure ! So I decided to save myself the trouble and stuck to pedicures instead.
I like the colors tan, coral, pink… light and dainty colors. It’s been a long time since I’ve had my nails painted red. I can’t carry red well. But because Jane challenged me, and I’m up for a good challenge, I decided to go red!
I hope everyone’s doing well this Sunday. JMom tagged me! I’m tagging three people as well at the end of this meme. Think you’re one of them?
Here’s a little doodle I did for the Flickr Colour Contest. I had fun! It helped relieve me of mental block. Yey! So anyway, the weekend’s here and that’s the perfect time for a caption game. So what caption would you give this image? Or if you prefer storytelling, what’s the story behind those two goldfishies? Happy weekend!
“Reveal your teenage crush and the reasons why.” – Mare
He was the only blue-eyed guy in their group. He was also the youngest. He has curly brown hair. He was born December 31, 1972. He had a really high voice when he joined the group and when the group disbanded, he already had a low grown-up voice. He was “Step 4″ in the song “Step by Step.”
Can you guess who he is?
“Take a picture with any of the lifesize cardboard statues in malls (like Piolo in Max’s or Sharon in Super Ferry)…” – Eye
I can do this! — Done!
“To bathe in the icy water in Lourdes!” – Via
Naku, V, medyo mahirap ‘to to accomplish right away BUT I will post this on my life goals ha!
“Lick your elbow! hee!” – Abby
Done! I mean, I’ve tried licking my elbow and I can’t do it!
More challenges below!
This is one of our favorite ways to eat these two fruits. Just slice them and put them together on a plate. It’s a fresh and healthy dessert!
Two new ref doors! Check out Jey’s butterfly-decored ref door and see the many magnetic reasons why Yasmin can’t part with her own ref . Thanks for sharing those cute ref doors, girls!
What does your refrigerator door look like? Take a pic of it and post it on your blog! Let me know when you do so I can write an entry with links to your ref door posts. If you don’t have a blog, you can leave a comment and a link to your ref’s uploaded image.
P.S. Don’t judge a person by his refrigerator door!
It’s been raining all week! The skies have been grey, the air too cold and I’ve stepped on a puddle too many. It’s easy to be pulled into the dreariness of the weather! But that’s something a bowl of steaming hot Sinigang na Baboy can easily remedy.
I will be busier than usual for the rest of the week so here are 10 links for you lovely ones to explore. Pick out the icon that you like the most and click on it to get to the link. The links are a mix of videos, e-zines, foodie stuff and well, I’ll leave the rest for you to discover. Let me know how it goes! If you want to click on more than just one icon, I’m not stopping you!