Saturday, October 31, 2009

Minus another to-do

Like I've said in my older post, I have this list of things to do before I get married and today, thanks and no thanks to Ondoy, I had another item done. Yup, my latest done to-do is the one in fuchsia. Since my parent's A/C was submerged in the flood, we had to replace it before dad's homecoming. So I gathered all my disposable income and got them an aircon. To a person like me, who isn't earning much and saving for the wedding of her and her fiance's dreams, buying an aircon is already grand. Ergo, that's 'By mom and dad something grand': CHECK and just four more things to go. Although, I am double thinking the 'Take the FSO exam' item 'cause I'm kinda set with my career path and I don't think I'm taking the foreign affairs route anymore. But we'll see, I'll probably replace that with another to-do once I think about what it should be.

Take up any kind of post-grad studies – CHECK
Take the FSO exam
Get a new job (2nd job) – CHECK
Travel – CHECK
Sponsor the schooling of at least 1 kid
Start up a business
Be an ice skating coach
Buy mom & dad something grand
Plant a tree – CHECK

How 'bout you? Have you started your own to-do list? It helps a lot.=) You'll see.=)

Makeup neophyte

I don't wear makeup. The only time I wore makeup was during my college graduation photo shoot and during mandatory makeup occasions like proms, balls and weddings, oh and ice skating competitions. Heck, I didn't even wear makeup during my debut and my college graduation. So I guess, that's probably just around 20 times of wearing makeup for my whole 25 years of existence. However, I am feeling this urge to wear makeup so I'd look more my age and less like a teener. I'm still quite afraid of makeup and I squirm like crazy when some sort of makeup is applied on my face.

With our upcoming prenup photo sessions and our wedding less than a year to go, I've finally taken the leap from my dependence on oil blotting films alone. Today, I am a proud owner of a minute tube of liquid foundation. I think it's a good start. But my post isn't about that, it's how despite my makeup ignorance, I am a firm believer in the transforming power of the eyeliner. As shown in my photo, the eyeliner made me look a tad bit more mature and well-groomed. And so my makeup investments shall now increase to a tandem of liquid foundation and a trusty black eyeliner.

I'm no expert, but to makeup newbies I think having a good eyeliner is the way to go. Oh, and you can throw in a nice lip gloss too.=)

Monday, October 26, 2009

Duh?!@# (Rant about Glee)

Don't get me wrong, I like Glee - well, except for the storyline they developed for Mr. Schuster and his scheming wife. For those who watch Glee, you know how Terri is faking her pregnancy and Will believes her like a crazed puppy dog. I refuse to believe that in this day and age there would be a husband as ignorant as Will's character. Unless you're a super absentee husband, I'm pretty sure you'll know it if you're having a kid or not. From the last episode I've watch, I think Terri is already almost 5 months along - so does this mean that Will hasn't accompanied her to visit the doctor to have her ultrasound? Her husband hasn't touched her growing belly long enough to recognize that she's just faking it?

I guess it's just a sub-plot. I like the singing and all, the dancing, just a bit - but if there's one thing that would make me stop watching Glee, it's gonna be this minor storyline that kind of comes off as an insult to supposedly wise and discerning adults.

On the brighter side, it also shows how having a kid or even the thought of having a kid could make one lose the ability to think rationally - maybe because it feels that ecstatic. Who knows?

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Probable Cause

Nope, this isn't the judicial jargon we always hear when we're watching courtroom dramas. It's just what it is - a probable cause. It's amazing how a single photo could make a point-and-shoot person like me want a DSLR. I took this photo with a friend's DSLR and I loved the output, it made me feel like a pro. Harhar. Instant artistic photography. I'd just like to share it because I think it's a nice photo (even better than the ones I took for my photography class in college) and if EVER I decide to buy a DSLR of my own - this photo would be the 'probable cause'.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Lock and Lock Love

I owe it to my Lock & Lock to write about how; despite the fact that I lost most of my gadgets and beloved books to the flood; all old letters and movie tickets and other trinkets Rich gave me were spared - all dry and the way I left them. It's amazing. The moment we got to the house once the flood subsided, I went to my room and located my Lock & Lock. It was displaced because it probably drifted with the flood, but everything in it was fine. I was happy and comforted and mostly amused. At least I still have most of my prized possessions from Rich and I'm pretty sure they'll remain dry until many years after 'Ondoy'.

Now, if only they made a Lock & Lock that could fit a whole house. =)