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summer pastime

One of my cherished summer pastime with my best friend is creating our beaded bracelets or woven bracelets made from cross stitch threads. I was pretty surprised to see my little sister (Nicole) making her own bracelets out of what seems like small rubber bands. I was told that that is the latest craze with the younger set, and is called loom bands.

rainbow colored loom bands

rainbow colored loom bands

She just bought one pack this morning and went on to create this before bedtime.

loom band bracelet

loom band bracelet

Fast learner eh?

I was actually hoping she make me a colorful one to match my summer outfits.

 


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first of the few days

It is holy week again. Last year I had plans for the week, this year there is none.

Normal days on the first three and vacation days on the rest of the four days. Pretty much the summer vacation of a worker.

It is time to sink back and let go with the world.

 

The source of one’s joy is also often the source of one’s sorrow. -Jessamyn West


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hooray saturday

Another Saturday morning!

Work friends and I have our traditional Saturday morning ritual. Walking to Mc Donalds to get our breakfast.

 

Today was special though. For the longest time they have been serving us awfully burnt sausage mcmuffins… we got used to it. But their bread today isn’t that burnt, the meat is surprisingly soft rather than the tensile sausage muffins they usually give us.  Hooray! Things are looking up for the weekend.

Enjoy the weekend!

saturday morning

 

*All my opinions, and other stuff expressed here are my own and based on my own experience with the product. This is not a sponsored post, I paid for this (from) my own pocket. 


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the closet problem

My sister and I have the a problem. The closet problem.

Its not going to be resolved anytime soon. We wear almost the same sizes, we share clothes and accessories. Pretty neat really.

We love buying clothes, the more the better! We also have a steady supply of stuff from our loving/doting aunts. Fab.

In shopping bags, plastic bags, boxes we love them. As each weekend passes the clothes accumulate. We are happy with it.

messy closet

We are actually pleased with our loot. And bond over shopping for more. I believe we love to hoard.

Managed to fill the closets to their maximum capacity. We resulted to keeping them in their shopping bags and hanging them on our rack, till we spilled over to keeping a mini mountain of bags full of clothes in the corner of our living room. Along the way managed to fill in a huge plastic box with bags and more clothes.

Also experienced losing some of our clothes that we never worn before. Proceeded to rummage the closet and the missing item is still lost. Sad. But, all is well.

Since we are petite we easily fit in tweens/teens/women’s wear/s that added to our growing pile. Our closet is really bursting at the seams. 

Much to the dismay of my Mum. And recently Dad. 

They tell us that we need not buy more clothes because we don’t really use them save for weekends. I am usually in a plain cheap cotton shirts and denim pants on work days… and my sister is in uniforms on school days.

They now ordered us to do a closet “purge”.

We absolutely hate it. We love our messy closet.

Even if we always find ourselves standing in front of our closet/s and declaring “I have nothing to wear”. 

 

Anyone can get dressed up and glamorous but it is how people dress in their days off that are the most intriguing. -Alexander Wang

 


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replacing buttons

Last Saturday, I tried my hand in repairing/upgrading two of my clothes. (Saturday’s post is here

These are the clothes that needs new buttons. The abused,comfy,fave blue nautical sleeveless one lost one of its buttons and the lilac shirt dress we got on sale with the awful pearl-ish buttons (they have to go!). *I sort of dislike pearls, for me pearls are for the more mature group… but that’s just my opinion*

the before

My project -the before shot

Got all my materials from Michelle’s located in Tutuban Mall in Divisoria. (They sell their buttons by the dozen and the place is a crafter’s wonderland.. full of beads, buttons, ribbons, lace, etc. But, as with most crafting stores, the storekeepers are hardly any help at all.) 

thread, button and reciept

thread, button and receipt 

Then I went to work. Sewing felt therapeutic for me. I chatted with my sister while D.I.Y.-ing the clothes. Till I have attached the last button. I am quite happy to have restored the blue nautical sleeveless shirt using the plain white buttons. The lilac shirt dress also looked better with the berry colored flower buttons! *looks more age appropriate for me! hahahaha!*’

finished project -new buttons!

finished project -new buttons!

I am pleased with how the project turned out, wearable clothes again! Also happy to have spent time with my sister. Not bad for someone who almost flunked Home Economics.  

While writing this, I am wearing the comfy blue one right now. 


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anything could happen

Astounded at how fast things could change. Yesterday was an ordinary day for me, or so I thought… till the afternoon rolled around. Time stopped. All my plans were cancelled. Did not even go through with my training. Our company is mourning the loss of our dear chairman.  There are no words.

sadness

Everything is  slowed, there is this feeling of loss that hung in the air.

There is a pause but life still goes on.  

Much respect sir, you will be missed. 

 

Yet since we found out, Since we found out, That anything could happen, Anything could happenAnything Could Happen by Ellie Goulding


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up the game

I’m on a roll today! I crossed of half of my to do list for the week. Feeling excited to channel all my pent up anger energy into training later.

photo from pinterest

photo from pinterest

Since summer is already upon us, I am making extra effort in concentrating on my core. I am far off from being thin or getting abs, I have a different goal in mind. 

I wanted to get better. Used to have dextroscoliosis on my thoracic spine (back in 2011), with the help of my friendly coaches. My patience paid off. My back is in a better shape normal right now. I can even deadlift half of my own weight. How’s that for improvement? *belts out Britney’s  stonger than yesterday….*

Time to step up. I’m gunning for a better stronger body figure.

I could use the extra confidence and endorphins, exercise brings.

Bring it Coach.

 

I’m addicted to a really tough workout. I like to be drenched in sweat when I’m done because I feel accomplished. -Alison Sweeney


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thankfully, finally

It is scorching hot in Manila. but thankfully, finally Saturday. Weekend is here.

I’m up early to go to work and then go buy buttons to repair some of the items in my closet that lost their buttons. I also have to pick up a skirt from the tailors.

Then I’m off to get my eyebrows done and maybe get nails done too. Its been a while since the last… 

Meiji Apollo Chocolate Bunny

One of my favorite chocolates-Meiji Apollo Chocolate in Strawberry *I also adore the little bunny!*

I feel ‘happy dancing’ like the bunny in the Meiji chocolate box I just finished off. (I really have a happy dance, that I do when I feel happy.)

This photo below reminds me of that my bunny rabbit Pepper who looks exactly like that! She also love strawberries as much as I do.

photo from pinterest

photo from pinterest

Then pick up some fresh fruits before I head back home to freeze for the rabbits to enjoy.

Happy Weekend Everyone!

 

 


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that right person

27. I am freaking 27 right now. A few more days and I will be off the calendar. My relatives worry about when I will find the one, most of my friends are engaged, getting married, married or having kids. I feel left out. But it ain’t that bad. Sure, I feel jealous, envious,  like the last product on the display shelf…  But, I feel free because I am still living a pretty awesome life…according to me. I don’t have to worry about a baby, a husband, gaining weight, nannies, kid’s tuition, food, bills, housekeeping (ick, by the way) and a lot of other problem/responsibilities only those who “settled down” has.

ecards

You might say: Hey, why the drama. I thought you were exclusively dating Kei?! That architect with the wandering….oh, never mind. What were you trying to say?

 

I disagree with the usual view society has…that we all have “the one” that was meant for us to be with for the rest of our lives.  That is bullsh*t. I don’t believe that there is just one. There are always a few more. It is not about finding that one, it is about finding that someone who makes you happy and whom you want to live the rest of your life with. It is a conscious decision/effort that you chose that person out of a pool of persons you are compatible with. Of course there is the element of the right timing as well. You cant possibly commit to the right person you met when you were eight. lols.

 

Been with Kei for two years now. Known each other since grade school. I don’t think that I am the only person that can make him happy, there are a lot more people who can make him happy and treat him well too. Maybe even better that I do. (that goes the other way around too.)

 

It is easy to find someone you are compatible with, makes you happy and treats you well. But, it is always up to you to decide if that one person is the right one for you. 

It all boils down to conscious effort: commitment. May I add what a bitch of a struggle that effing conscious effort it is. Because at the end of the day, we are two very different individuals. What may be right for me, might not work for him and the other way around. Relationships are never always happy and pretty, they are  pretty gory with a lot of sacrifices sprinkled in between and that makes it real. Because in life, everything you do creates a ripple effect. 

 

 “In order to determine whether we can know anything with certainty, we first have to doubt everything we know.” -Descartes


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procrastinating the finale

I have been an avid HIMYM fan for a while now. I have grown to love the characters and their quirks.

photo from the internet

photo from the internet

Saving all the episodes and watching them in one, or two sitting marathon style with a lot of junk food in tow.  This time I am actually trying to hold off watching it. I am afraid that I might not like the ending. *thanks guys for all the spoilers and those who are really trying to talk to me about the show’s finale. sarcastic smirk.*

I love Ted Mosby. I can sort of relate to his struggles. Naturally, I wanted to see a happy ever after to his erratic love story.  (Maybe also a factor on why I chose an architect too.)

 

Distracting myself for a while, re-watching the past episodes.

I’m going to see it (finale) eventually.

Just not today.

 

You will be shocked, kids, when you discover how easy it is in life to part ways with people forever. That’s why when you find someone you want to keep around, you do something about it. – Future Ted