Thursday, March 26, 2009

i love.

i have been feeling a little bummed out. and tired. with lots to do and so little time. i need two of me. i need sleep.

but then there's those little moments in your day that help you bear things and make you lighter inside:
- the lovely way the sun hits the tops of trees as it rises
- strangers that help you with doors
- strangers that give you a little smile as they walk onto the elevator
- the violin guy at the train station playing pachabel canon in d
- an unexpected email from someone you love
- catching the bus to get home
- and videos like this. this makes me so happy. enjoy :) i hope you all have a good day full of little moments.

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Monday, March 23, 2009

there's nothing better than leftover pie and ice cream.
i should really stop wolfing it down.

i finally made a new banner (the last one was from fall! completely forgot to do a winter one).
the banner took forever to do (looks so simple too!) but mac doesn't have a paint program, unlike its windows counterpart. so i downloaded gimp. it's sort of like photoshop. after three hours of google queries and playing around, i have finally gotten it. i'm sure there's more to it than just resizing and cropping images, but i don't think i'll go further than that.

i started working on the mini zipped pouches for TRENDS' makeup event this saturday.
i felt so clumsy with the sewing machine...understandable, after a two-month hiatus. never again! i managed to produce two samples, both of which i can't use for TRENDS. the dimensions of one were too disproportionate. and as for the other pouch, i gave it to my sister who liked the fabric.

harhar. and my altoid tin collection is growing.

i hope everyone had a bearable monday!

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Sunday, March 22, 2009

- i am full of pasta, garlic bread and apple crumble pie/triple berry pie with vanilla ice cream

- gravy boats make cute vases

- after all these years i finally saw 13 going on 30. i now have the hugest crush on mark ruffalo. is it the way he speaks? his hair? hmm. i don't know.

- i bought 28 zippers today

- i love cozy dinner parties

- i sort of pulled an ina garten today. had everything ready before everyone came. i even set the table with flowers, harhar. one day i will have my own set of crisp fabric napkins too. i'll make them myself, just to one up her. harhar.

- yay for gossip girl. they finally have a new episode out.

- have a lovely weekend everyone! :)

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Friday, March 20, 2009

je l'adore.

i finally bought it. :)
the scent lasts longer.
and the bottle is just so adorable.

looking forward to:
- 5:00 pm, friday
- dinner party tomorrow
- a weekend of crafting
- sleeping in on sunday morning and waking up to my dad's banana and blueberry pancakes. yum-o.

here's to a sunny weekend! happy spring everyone :)

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Tuesday, March 17, 2009

just because.

1. there's 50% less hot sauce in the disposable little cup that goes with my jerk chicken burrito (i have to squeeze every bit out now, whereas before i would have to throw out a third of it).
some stores have started keeping their serviettes behind their counters.
and manchu wok is still giving out one napkin per order.
i feel as if i'm the only one who's living in an economic boom. i really should start saving money. or just stop spending money in general. and start bringing breakfast and lunch to work again. and once h&m stops making pretty clothes then i will stop spending.
a pleated, gauzy, silky, high-waisted navy blue skirt is just irresistable.

2. and it doesn't help that i'm planning a trip in may either.
i just want to do everything.
my dad and i had finally narrowed it down to the following:
* bike tour to versailles
* bike tour to giverny/monet's house
* day/night bike tours around paris
* day trip to london
* normandy/st. malo/mont st michel trip
(bike much?)

3. my little sister has the cutest little phone voice.

4. i am going to start sewing again. i'm going to be sewing up tiny makeup kits for the TRENDS event (a makeup artist from dior has graciously agreed to give four lucky girls makeovers!) in march (harhar, i had a lot of practice in december. i know it seems like that's the only thing i know how to make, but in truth, it's the only thing i can make that has the least number of flaws!). i have to make a minimum of 10. yay, project.

5. it is so wonderful to walk to work with the sun shining so brightly and to come home in daylight.

i hope everyone is having a good day! 15 degrees of sunshiney weather! lovely lovely.

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Monday, March 9, 2009

25 things.

hello friends.
i have completely neglected this blog so to update it i've decided to list 25 random things about me. i have been tagged on facebook but didn't really feel like posting this there.

1. i just bought the 13 inch macbook and i'm quite frustrated.
i named it hiro nakamura (my favorite character from heroes).

2. i used to crush on cartoon characters: gambit from x-men, darien from sailor moon and eric from little mermaid.

3. i still do not have my license. fine by me. i catch up on sleep on the train.

4. i started reading the sweet valley high books in grade 4 and i secretly did so from my mom. i thought it was scandalous at the time because of all the kissing parts. i also that the same way about the betty and veronica comics.

5. my barbie doll didn't date ken. she dated my brother's gambit action figure. i also used to make them kiss, for which i got in trouble. my sister, who was such a prude back then, told on me.

6. i keep a moleskine journal. i no longer write profound things (harhar like i ever did). most of the time i just doodle or list good things that happened to me during the day.

7. i went clubbing for the first time two weeks ago with my co-workers, and i really enjoyed it. it was at a classy club where most of the guys wore suits and the girls were in nice dresses. it was different from what i had imagined it to be (dingy, dark and sketchy).

8. making my bed in the morning is that one consistent thing i do each day.

9. i have problems with saving money. my investment is in my closet. hardeehar.

10. the first concert i attended was our lady peace.

11. i always take the aisle seat at the theater or on the plane because i go to the washroom often.

12. my closet looks like yogurt because of all the creamy tops i have purchased. i love cream.

13. i always order the same thing from the menu.

14. i clean my bathroom or bake when i am anxious.

15. i haven't used my sewing maching in two months.

16. my favorite karaoke songs are making love out of nothing at all and total eclipse of the heart.

17. i secretly wish that i was half japanese and half something. hehe. not so secret anymore. japanese girls are gorgeous. i also secretly wish that i had been born and raised in france. not so secret anymore either.

18. i would like to redecorate my room. it's screaming to be redecorated, what with all the fabric and craft supplies i have amassed over the months.

19. i am a huge sourgrape, especially when i play scrabble and monopoly against john.

20. my most favorite place in the world is anywhere where john is. sounds cheesy, i know. but there, i have said it.

21. i liked high school musical 3.

22. when i was in jk i shaved off my right eyebrow, the day before picture day! my mom got so mad and she cut my bangs in the sideswept fashion so that it would cover the missing brow. i did it because i remember watching my dad shave and being fascinated by it. another stupid eyebrow mishap was when i had the genius idea of plucking my eyebrow with a mini nail clipper (because i couldn't find the tweezers. this is so wrong in so many counts. one of them being that it was totally unsanitary)

23. i can finish an entire bag of chips and box of ice cream. i would also rather snack than eat an actual meal.

24. i have a routine for when i take a shower: hang my towel on the left side of the rack and my bathrobe beside it, so that the towel is the first thing i grab when i am done. after showering, i brush my teeth, then wash my face (the logic behind it is so that i have washed off any toothpaste residue, making it safe to apply my toner), then flush the toilet.

25. i hate daylight savings time...springing forward, that is.

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