Posts Tagged ‘shopping’

Forever 21 in Makati SOOOOON!!!!

I am so excited for that little corner of sunshine, aka Forever 21, to open in Makati soon. As in soooo very excited I tell ya! I’m so glad I don’t have to lug myself all the way to Megamall anymore for my little random shopping expeditions. I don’t know when exactly the store will open though because I have decided to “unlike” the F21 page on Facebook so I don’t have regular updates anymore. It was hurting me too much (oh, the drama haha!!!) to see the latest merchandise in the store, from dresses and accessories to womens boots and bags…I wanted them all and given my change of status (also known as giving up one of my jobs haha!) I have to be more mindful about my shopping habits, at least for the time being. I do know, however, that when Forever 21 opens in Makati, I HAVE TO GO!!! Haha :) Here’s hoping my promotion papers and my course load for next term falls into place, then I can go back to my usual fashionista shopaholic self :)

See ya in the Sunshine store sooon!!!

Wishing on A Night Sky

Night, the beloved. Night, when words fade and things come alive. When the destructive analysis of day is done, and all that is truly important becomes whole and sound again. When man reassembles his fragmentary self and grows with the calm of a tree. ~Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

A few months back, when my soul was weary and troubled, I went back to something I knew would quiet the voices in my head and give my heart the rest it sorely needed: my art.

Back then I clung on tightly to the bright sunshine that always brought me comfort, hence the beginnings of my Project Sunshine. Then, I felt the urgent need to create my own sunshine and hold tightly to lifelines thrown my way, sometimes a wee bit too much.

In the past few months, however, I have grown stronger and better, made so by necessary pains and conversations with my soul where I got to know myself better and explore other sides of me that I never once allowed to exist. Coupled with my yoga practice, where I have allowed myself to create spaces in my mind, body and soul, I have begun to learn what balance really means, how to have faith and to trust, and how love really works. I have likewise welcomed the darkness back to my life, knowing full well that in that in the dark, cold silence of night time I can thrive, too, albeit differently than I do under the warm golden sunshine, but that both are essential for the fullness of my soul.

Yes, I have learned to stop chasing rainbows and to let things go and let them be as I am learning to sit and wait in patience, just believing in myself, in people around me and in fate, love and in the certainty that though they may not be in sight, they do indeed exist.

And now I have returned to the heart of my art, no longer in troubled waters, but in still ones, now honoring the polar opposites that exist in my life, the yin and the yang so I’ve been told…and so side by side my Project Sunshine now comes the beginnings of my Night Sky :) And so tonight I whisper a little wish up into the night sky, and think of it with light an love, then dropping it knowing that in time, when it is right, I will be able to connect the dots and see how all the twists and turns, stops and starts and everything else make complete and perfect sense.

If The Shoe Doesn’t Fit

if the shoe fits....

"The shoe that fits one person pinches another; there is no recipe for living that suits all cases" - Carl Jung .

I have this pair of  stilettos that i ABSOLUTELY love.

Yes, absolutely in all caps.

Admittedly, the first time I saw it in the store, it only caught my eye but it didn’t really call out to me the way other things (whether this be shoes, a dress or what not) have called out to me in the past. I tried it on, it looked good. It felt…okay…it was kinda comfortable…it was pretty…but it didn’t have that customary “buy me, buy me” feeling that usually rules my impulsive purchases. So I carefully put them back on the display shelf and said if the feeling of wanting it was still there in a couple of days and if it was still available, then it was meant for me.

To make a long story short, the feeling stayed. And so a couple of days later, I headed back to the mall and tried it on again. When I did, I realized it wasn’t as comfortable as I had first thought it was even though it didn’t really “hurt” like other shoes. There was a bit of an awkward fit to it, but I still decided that I wanted it. After all, I reasoned to myself, like all nice shoes, you gotta break them in for a bit before it really fits right.

Although my heart loves those shoes, my feet, on the other hand, don’t. They get along for about three to four hours, but any more than that causes them so much pain. Once, I had to wear it for about 7 hours straight and it took my feet about two days to completely recover. Yup, that’s how much they had hurt!!! Read the rest of this entry »

Today’s Thought Bubble: To shop or not to shop?

Um….sometimes, there are questions that just don’t need to be asked hehehe :-)

I found the most FABULOUS pair of shoes last Saturday. To top it off, it was 40% off. From the time I tried it on, it was love :-) …however, because I had promised myself that I would be a less impulsive shopper, I told myself to sleep on it before making a decision…yes, that despite the fact that my heart was shouting (not to mention those shoes!) “buy me, buy me!”. I managed to hold out till this morning and all through the day I was thinking about whether I should or shouldn’t.

I must say, however, fate had a hand in deciding this for me today: on my way up to work, my shoe broke.

And the answer: to shop. Woot.


Meet Sammy, My new Samsung PL 151 camera :-)

Yes, I know it was a splurge, but because I worked hard for it, I finally got myself the dual LCD camera I’ve been eying! Meet Sammy, my new Samsung PL 151 camera.

Sammy :-)

It’s amazingly not as expensive as I had imagined it to be. I settled for the non-touch LCD version because it was MUCH cheaper (almost Php 7,000 cheaper!) than the touch screen one. It’s already has HD video capabilities plus all other features are just as good as the touch screen one.

What I love best is the Beauty Shot feature, although I’m still trying to figure out how not to make it snap as soon as it detects a face! There’s no command to disable the face detect feature when using that setting!!! Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Here are the specs of the Samsung PL 151:

  • 12.4 Megapixels
  • Dual LCD (1.5″ Front, 3.0″ back)
  • Smart Auto 2.0 (Still and Movie)
  • 27 mm Wide, 5x Optical Zoom
  • High Definition Movie Recording
  • Smart Face Recognition
  • Perfect Portrait System (Beauty Shot, Face Detection, Self-Portrait, Smile Shot, Blink Detection, Red-eye Fix)
  • Smart Album
  • Smart Filter
  • Dual Image Stabilazation
  • ISO 3200

It cost Php 13,999 and came with a carrying case, hand strap and a 4 gig microSD card.

I’m liking it a lot so far, although I’m still having difficulty with the beauty shot, as I mentioned. Also, it takes time to process photos in that setting so I need to work on staying still for a good shot :-)

I need a shopping spree

With classes less than a week away, I have to face up to the sad fact that nothing in my clothes fit right. All the nice clothes I got from when I lost weight a couple of years ago are hanging in my closet gathering dust and some getting musty too. WAAAHHH!!! It saddens me a lot to have to admit that and the prospect of having to wear larger sized clothing, whether women’s or men’s clothing (yes, I’ve tried them all….even maternity clothing!!!) makes me feel so unsure of myself :-(

Then again, there’s only one way out of this right? I need a shopping spree.

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