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Archive for August, 2011

Renewing my 30 Day Challenge….

Over the summer I completed a 30-day yoga self challenge (I say self because it really was just me doing it and there was no formal monitoring hehe). However, school started and things got busy, I found myself suddenly enrolled for the thesis I struggled against for the longest time, and well, suffice it to say things got complicated. So much so that I barely get to practice :( sob sob sob.

However, now that I have a wee bit of time to get up for a breath of air, I am determined to renew that 30 day challenge. I doubt, however, that I can do 30 sessions in 30 days or less again so I will modify it a bit. In the next 30 days, I am determined to get to the studio at least 15 times, take the stairs to the car every time I am in school (that, after all should help burn some calories, right?)  and in terms of food intake, no rice and soft drinks plus at least 3 liters of water a day. Bow.

Then again…can you just give me a 30 day supply of the best fat burners that work??? Haha.

How Did Life Get So Complicated?

Every once in a while I just find myself asking just that…it’s like one day I woke up and suddenly, everything was different. Everything was just so darned complicated.

But I guess that’s what it means to grow up, right? And so today I will borrow the words of Steve Jobs and remind myself that somewhere down the line, all this complicated mess will  make sense.

And so I will close my eyes, take a deep breath and just believe in that.

‎"You can't connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something -- your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. Because believing that the dots will connect along the road will give you the confidence to follow your heart even when it leads you away from the well-worn path. And that will make all the difference." -Steve Jobs

Rediscovering Greenhills…

Over the past few weeks I have been finding myself often in Greenhills…yes, the place I used to avoid like the plague. I have been rediscovering the joy of walking through the tiangge and looking at the wide array of choices you find only in Greenhills. From knock-off designer bags and shoes, to trendy clothes, the endless rows of gadgets and things an ordinary person won’t really need (um….like CCTV’s and security cameras!), all of these are available in that little block.

It’s interesting to see how Greenhills has evolved though. It’s so much prettier now and there are so many great restaurants surrounding the area. It’s been quite a fun change, so to speak, even for me. I wonder though if they still have the same Christmas bazaars that I used to know. I guess this year, I may just find myself Christmas shopping in Greenhills this year!!!

Why Hello There Biceps!

My problem area have always been my thighs and big arms. However, now, when I glance at my biceps, I can’t help but smile :) Sure, my arms are still on the big side, but I can see little cuts on my biceps already all thanks to the many chatturangas I do in yoga class ;) Teehee. It also makes me smile when I reach up my hands in my trikonasana’s or triangles and in my warriors. Yey.

The tricep or the bottom part, however, is still a nightmare. Har. What was that Oprah called it once? Flags??? HAHA! I wonder if electrosurgery will work for it…teeehee. Seriously though, I am glad to see the baby steps. Little by little, Ri :) YEEEEY!

I Dream of Sunshine

Right about now, despite all the work that needs to be done, this is all I can think of….lounging under the hot sun, enjoying the cool breeze, and listening to the gentle song of the waves.

I am soooo longing for the beach I swear. I’m glad and grateful, however, that it’s been sunny enough the past few days :)

Rings are Not Made for Short Fingers

Okay…this will be a super dooper random post so brace yourself.

The other night, my friends and I went shopping after dinner and we went into this accessory shop. One of then went on and on about how much she loved the rings on display. She went on to point out those that she had already purchased. She was trying to encourage me to get one that was really, really cute. I loved it, actually but I had to explain to her why I couldn’t get it.

I said rings, especially those chunky large funky rings,  are not made for short fingers. Haha. She laughed with me but couldn’t understand what I meant. So I put one on. And we ended up laughing for about half an hour. Yes, it looks that funny. So, she goes, I guess when the time comes your fiancé will have to get you one of those simple, streamlined diamond engagement rings, huh? I looked at her for a minute, then we both burst out laughing again.

Oh, to laugh at the simple things I tell ya.

Taking the Sunshine Store Addiction Online!!!

Last night my blogger friend and guru  Pehpot crowned me the Forever 21 princess. Harhar :) Yes, I have done a lot of crazy things because of the Sunshine Store…it has definitely overcome my love for Kamiseta, my affection for Bayo and is now the home of my heart (yes, melodramatic much over shopping!). Funny thing, much as I have become such a F21 fashionista (even to the point that people text me to ask if there’s a sale and whether or not there are stocks available haha), I have no fashion blog yet. Teehee.

Anyway, going back to Pehpot, she is hosting a dot com domain giveaway and of course when I saw the domain that had Forever 21 in it, I knew I wanted it right away :) So please help me take the sunshine store home with me by liking the MAKE OR BREAK PAGE on Facebook ! She is giving away a whole lot of other domain names so do check out the DOT COM Domain Giveaway by Tech Pehpot !

As for me, this Sunshine Store princess has her fingers crossed!!!

When in doubt…shop :)

Many would say when in doubt, dance. Or sing. Or do nothing for that matter. For me, when in doubt, I shop. Haha.

Yes, Little Miss Shopaholic me struck again :) Teeheee. Today I was anxious about a whole bunch of things and so I gave in to the stirring inside of me that yelled, go shopping, go shopping!!! Not the wisest choice, I must say, but I guess all I can say is “oh well…”. Harhar.

Seriously though, I kinda needed the outfit (mwihihi…do you see me rationalizing now??? Ohonoooess!!!). I need it for an upcoming presentation that I have to make in about two weeks. I know I could have used the time to write my paper or work more on the other stuff that needs to be accomplished but well…I needed something to get my mind off the intellectual stuff and just chill for a bit.

So I headed down to the bright sunshine store (also known as Forever 21 that always, always makes me smile :) Yep…I drove all the way to Megamall just to visit the Sunshine Store.

To make a long story short, a quick shopping spree left me with a mini dent in my credit card. Egaaaad. Suffice it to say I got the most fabulous pantsuit that I cannot wait to wear. To be fair, I stopped myself from picking out too many accessories for the outfit…at least for now!!! I sure would love a nice pair of earrings, kinda inspired like those royal wedding earrings Kate Middleton wore when she married Prince William, although I think big gold hoops would look much better with the outfit.

Now…as for the other stuff I bought…there is no redemption for that… :) But lemme just say that little spot of sunshine sure made my day :)

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