life of a cuddlebit

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start of BER

I’m back. Back to gardening and home posts that is.

Since my mobile network connection was shot, I turned to gardening…

hopefully these will live and flower to add color to our patio

Found these seed packets on the supermarket and have managed to germinate the vinca seeds in 1 week. Hopefully the zinnias I planted yesterday would germinate too. Live long and prosper plants!

On the home front we are still slowly working on making our place feel more like us, in terms of decor. -Since its already September its just a matter of time before Christmas is here again and we are always having guests over, we are starting to look for additions/decorations for our place.

Being small space/city dwellers like us, we are constantly looking for ways to make our small space seem bigger. A well known trick is to use mirrors to open up the space as they give the illusion of a larger space.  We are pretty keen on doing just that to our dining area because we do not have any windows there.

We were going for something that gives this effect. But on a smaller scale. -Photo from the internet

It’s a good thing that we chanced upon Crate and Barrel’s sale last week and managed to snag this beautiful charcoal arched mirror designed by Blake Tovin.  It has a subtle curve that makes it look like a (cottage) window and yet the mirror still looks looks every-bit modern with its clean lines.

Crate and Barrel Arch mirror in charcoal -the exact mirror we got and have yet to hang.

We are hanging it up by our dining table just like in the inspiration photo. Maybe this coming weekend we would be able to mount it on the wall. The delay in hanging up the mirror was because we have some OCD issues freshened up the paint at home last weekend, right after we got the mirror.  

How was the start of your ber months?

 

^update, My mobile connection is now ok. finally. =)

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blindspot

It has been a while since I last posted. Have been blindsided by events lately. I lost my fairly new phone (I only had the phone for a month) to a pickpocket. While I was really sad to have lost it, I also feel thankful that we were not harmed. So that was that. 

Kei got me a new phone but I still have no mobile network connection. I feel so disconnected. 

With the rainy days, I am also in no mood to do stuff. I just hole up and recently I have been engrossed in watching the series Blindspot.

Jaimie Alexander as Jane Doe in Blindspot -Photo taken from the internet

Then there was a fire near our place early this week that caused me to panic. Thank God for the volunteer firefighters. 

And that is what I get with August… I cannot wait for the better months to come.


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Calling it

I am sure by now you have seen the latest episode of Game of Thrones. ( I meant season 7 episode2) That was it, I am sure Greyworm is going to have something major happen to him this season.  That makes me really happy that I recently snagged a Greyworm pop. -before prices soar, and the pop becomes rare.

hello Greyworm!

Also, I was surprised to see two GOT pops in the 2017SDCC lineup!-It was not announced!!!

the two GOT funko in 2017 SDCC

It included a black Night King and The Mountain in armor! I already have the regular Night King, so I am not going to get the black version. But the Mountain in armor, I had to track it down. *I honestly never cared for the character and the first Mountain pop they released, but this armored version IMHO is way better than the first. 

My collection needs this!

After a quick phone call to our “favorite” toy shop in Greenhills. We have the armored mountain on preorder. Sure it is a bit more expensive but still, we would love to have that on our collection.

This would be the second exclusive pop in my collection after the nycc2015 Iron Throne.

Now we wait for the toys.


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winter came

Our favorite series is back! I watched Game of Thrones Season 7 premiere last night and I cannot wait for the next episode!!! excited much?! 

So, I will not spoil the show in case you haven’t seen it yet.  I am here to update my Game of Thrones Funko Pop collection.

My GOT pop wishlist! -only a few more.

Right before the season 7 premiere, Kei and I went on a pop haul in Greenhills. Getting 4 pops in one go. We have Night King, Grey Worm, Margaery Tyrell, and Stannis Baratheon. We took the chance to buy now before the price shoots up.

our haul!

Well technically we got 5, four GOT pops and a freebie. We got a Marvel pop as the freebie- a Yellow jacket to be with our Ant man.

The feeling when looking for new Pops -Looking to the east, looking to the west, looking to the south, looking to the north… We will find the Pops. *A parody on Cersei’s  “Enemies to the east, enemies to the west, Enemies to the south, enemies to the north. Whatever stands in our way, we will defeat it.”*

We saw Tywin Lannister but it was priced at 750php so that could wait. Petyr Baelish was nowhere to be found.

I have 2 pops (Tormund Giantsbane- to pair with my Brienne of Tarth, and Cersei Lannister- the one with the crown) on pre-order from my cousin Jacky in the US. Pretty excited for these two. 

Still wishing that they create a new version of Sansa Stark in the new garb!

calling Funko! please create a (red head/badass) Sansa Stark pop!

Still looking for a decently priced Joffrey Baratheon and Ned Stark though. Any leads?


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embracing florals

No use fighting it. Colorful floral prints are in.

Most shop windows are blooming with florals weather it be large brightly colored prints, embroidery or patches. But flower prints are not that easy to wear, there is a huge possibility that the nice dress would  look “granny-ish” once worn. That being said, I do not have florals in my closet. I do have floral inspired earrings though. 

When you tell me floral, this is all I have. (unless you count chinoiserie toile as floral then, I have two florals) I tend to go safe when it comes to following the trend. -unless I really really dig the current trend. 

embroidered floral on dark chambray polo – my first attempt at floral. 

 

But when I saw this picture. I know I need to get one. Hello to huge bright floral prints!

I got this bold floral on gingham print dress because Pia Wurtzbach is looking good wearing it! Shallow reason, but to be fair I recently watched her life story so maybe that was it? I am going to wear mine with Fitflops!-Photo of Pia from the internet.

Quickly ordered one online and discovered that I lack the height. So, I will be taking the dress to the alteration shop to get it shortened to (my) knee length.

Because I have started with one floral dress, its going to have more for company. I got another floral dress, shorter this time and in a more tropical vibe.

Taming the florals with a denim jacket and keeping it all together with wedges.

I have also been contemplating on getting more floral pieces. Might as well join in the fray.

*I get to watch the first episode of Game of Thrones season 7 later! yey! -Will be posting about the new additions to my Funko Pop collection soon. 

 


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Interruption

I am struggling with my asthma lately; I blame it on the moody weather. Since I am not feeling that well I have been a hermit. Most days were “take-out food days” but on days when I feel like myself I go back to cooking, this time I tried to do traditional Chinese comfort food with some success. –Apparently, I can pull off a decent tasting Kiampung (flavored rice), lemon chicken and Ginger scallion chicken.

ginger scallion chicken -pale but still tasty

Since all the tv series I follow is on break, I have been binge watching the royals, some documentaries about British castles and binge watching Drop Dead Diva. *It’s an old series, but we find it funny so it’s all good. And the star is a plus size, strong and intelligent woman! It also promotes positive body image in a superficial world. Win!

Drop dead diva – binge watch worthy

Adding to my GOT toy collection has been slow, but it is now waiting for new additions! I asked my cousin Jacky from the US to help me get the funko pop Cersei (they finally had a better looking Cersei!) with the crown as well as Tormund to pair with my Brienne of Tarth.

Waiting for these two!

On the topic of geeking out, I am excited to see Spiderman Homecoming! Are you going to see it too?

Till the next post!


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May, that was fast

A lot has happened this month. I had a unexpected schedule change at work that kept me busy, hence the lack of posts.

Most of the month was spent catching up with friends and  family. Spent the first weekend with Kei’s siblings, bonding over guardians of the galaxy and okonomiyaki. The second, we were up to catch up with our good friend Tassha who we haven’t seen for more than a year! We catched up over Japanese dishes at Oedo. For the third week, it was being with a few of our office friends over coffee at Tim Horton’s. Then a whole day with Matti where we indulged in comfort food at Nono’s, Rodic’s tapa and our usual Starbucks merienda.

flavors of our month – the food we shared/enjoyed with the company of friends

Gardening updates: I finally acquired white marble pothos! – my golden photos now has a brother. Managed to get a rosal and make it bloom! -along with my sampaguitas, the flowers smell divine. And finally a small miracle… our silver lace fern that I thought was lost, came back! -hopefully the fern will stay for good. 

from the left: white marble pothos, rosal / gardenia, silver lace fern.

Few more days and it will be June. Rain, rain, here we go!

*looking forward to the long weekends of June!