Sunday, June 21, 2009

happy dad's day

today was such a lovely day and it was mostly spent in the backyard.

vases of peonies (from the backyard) all in a row


blueberry jam + butter


i hope everyone had a great day with their dads. :)
have a good week everyone.

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Tuesday, June 16, 2009

i want...

...this sexy thing. argh.

this other sexy thing.

and this awesomeness which also comes in a size perfect for jarvis.

and that's all. i don't want much. harhar.

and yay for tomorrow!
it's the first session of the japanese dress books class at the workroom!
yeehaw. i haven't been to the workroom in AGES. and i haven't sewn in ages.
i hope i still remember how to thread the machine.

not good. and not funny.

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Monday, June 15, 2009

shush girl

- my dad stopped in the middle of the road so that i could take a picture of this field of yellow flowers that france seems to be full of. or the parts of it that i saw, anyway. watching au revoir les enfants made me want to see these yellow fields in person.
- cannot wait for john to come! his visit will involve a baby shower (not for me! harhar.), strawberry picking, picnics and rollercoasters.
- this coming saturday is TRENDS' annual tea party. i am thinking of doing this.
- the peonies are blooming in the backyard! i will make sure to take photos.
- it took me an entire day to clean out my room and closet. and i am not even finished.

smile, it's monday. :)

ps: 3OH!3's song is in my head. blargh. it's fun to dance to though.

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Thursday, June 11, 2009

all better!

more polaroids to celebrate! :)
these were taken at arramanches-les-bains in normandy.

- the path to recovery was not easy: 3 walk-in clinic visits, 6 hours in total waiting to be seen by the doctor, $ at the pharmacy, and waking up all itchy with hives at 3:55 am only to discover that you are allergic to your antibiotics.
- but, besides my phlegmy cough (harhar, excuse me) i am ready to go back to work tomorrow.
- i know, what's one more day, i should just stay home, but i miss work and my head is tired of my pillow.
- if you haven't seen she's just not into you, watch it, despite poor reviews. i thought it was cute.
- and i think i have a new girly crush on justin long. teehee.

my dears, i hope you all have a good weekend.

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Tuesday, June 9, 2009

la grippe

- i attempted to work and was sent home. i looked pale, or as my colleague put it, i looked like i put on a lighter shade of foundation.
- waited at the walk-in clinic for two hours last night.
- i found out i have the flu
- and was ordered not to come to work until monday
- thank goodness for being full time with benefits
- but what am i going to do with myself?
- and how come with 10+ hours of sleep since sunday i still have eye bags???
- i lost two pounds so far
- i'm getting tired of lying around in bed but the world is still spinning

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Sunday, June 7, 2009


(i love the flag in the arc)

in point form:
- spent the whole day in bed. i think the fever is finally gone.
- watched gosford park, pride & prejudice (kiera knightley version), and camp rock (i'm still a sucker for cute little teenage romances)
- my youngest little sister (gilly) was my little nurse for today (a very good one at that!)
- bought three tickets for me and my sisters to the jonas brothers on august 30! (it'll be gilly's first concert)

i hope you all had a great (and better) weekend!

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Saturday, June 6, 2009


can i tell you how much i miss paris? how much i want to go back?
i brought henry with me and everyone was amused. i'll post the rest in twos.

i am feeling quite sick right now (fever, cough, fuzzy head, aching body) but hopefully i can go for fireworks tonight.
no fireworks tonight. :(
but there is always canada day!

i hope everyone is having a good weekend! :)

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Tuesday, June 2, 2009

an updated bucket list + an award

this has been the craziest month ever. apart from the piano lessons, the french lessons and get-togethers, i have been able to cross off some of my items from my bucket list which i wrote in january.

* write more letters to john - needs more work!
* sleep earlier, as in, be asleep by 11 pm - i don't think this will ever happen
* drink more water
* make a quilt
* take less taxi cabs
* spend less, save more - BAH. but i have started saving! yay me. it's just the spending.
* practice piano an hour each day
* go to france in may 2009. this is an absolute must. (anyone want to join me?) YEAH BABY!
* cook something off of Nigella's/Jaime's/Ina's cookbooks
* make something from the zakka book - i will be taking the japanese dress class at the kinda counts...harhar.
* sew a top or dress that is not obviously homemade
* order something different from the menu
* go clubbing. just once. - or more than once. hehe.
* read wuthering heights.
* finish reading the books i have started reading ages ago: 1984, life is illuminated, the alchemist, le petit prince
* write in my journal in a real parisien cafe a la sabrina (julia ormond) HECK YES. hardeeharhar.
* drink coffee in a real parisien cafe - DOUBLE STRIKETHROUGH. haha.
* smile and laugh more - especially at myself :)
* go to church more than once a week - this needs more work
* learn japanese/german
* go to germany and japan
* learn how to play yiruma's "river flows in you"
* make a speech in front of people without feeling so nervous - well i was nervous, but i spoke in front of 150 people for 15 minutes!
* take a public speaking course - i will do this in the fall!
* explore Canada more
* thanksgiving (US) in new york and watch macy's thanksgiving parade - hopefully this november!
* new year's eve in times square

a few things i would like to add:
* perform at a piano recital
* do more public speaking
* go to austria (the land of marie antoinette!)
* learn how to swim
* pay off my credit card

and that is all for now...i like how i am able to check off things from my list. they're very simple. but it makes you feel good.

ALSO, i would also like to say that i have been given this cute little award by melissa, who has the sweetest blog ever.

thank you, melissa! you're so sweet!

now here are the rules:
1. Accept the award, post it on your blog together with the name of the person who has granted the award and his or her blog link.
2. Pass the award to 15 other blogs that you've newly discovered: (some are a mixture of my favorite reads) anabela (siiigghh), antoinette (amazing sewing skills), celine (i am in love with everything in her flickr page!), casey, dozi, leslie, jen gotch, karyn (will always be in my list of awardees. harhar), casey, danni, sharilyn, rashida, ayumi, jen, keiko
3. Remember to contact the bloggers to let them know they have been chosen for this award.

have a great day everyone!

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