Saturday, 31 May 2008

Friends Everywhere


1. Copy from ::Start Copy Here:: through ::End Copy Here::.

2. Add your blog to the list. Feel free to add all your other blogs. Just make sure to post this to each of the blog you added in the list.

3. Tag other online friends you know.You don’t need to be tag in order to join. If you want to join just post this one in your blog.

4. Let me know your blog’s name and url by leaving me a comment HERE. I will add you to the master list.That way, everyone is happy and can meet new friends too!

5. Come back once in a while to get the master list! Let’s see how this makes our Technorati and PR goes up! :D

6. DO NOT REMOVE THIS: scrap page made by Yen. Using alphas and tapes from Kate H., flowers from Ida,paper by Catrine.

Hey Joy, Colors&Styles and Geth, would you be happy to do this tag?
I wonder if I could visit other participants of this tag. But first need to check Caribbean cruises.

Friday, 30 May 2008


I've been admiring these shoes for weeks. What's stopping me from buying them are, a) if online, I am not sure that size 6 would fit me and b) the closest retailer doesn't sell Prima.

I don't really need new shoes. Just incase I would need a closed pair. Most of my shoes are open-toed except for the running pair.

And I can't make up my mind which colour I want. Gold? Silver? Chocolate? Nuninuninuninu...

Self Diagnosed

On Mcj's first trip to the Philippines, he got sick for more than three days. Coughing and sweating. It wasn't normal. We thought it was due to the pollution. We couldn't point out what was the cause until he came back here. After a few days of being back here, he returned to his normal state. But he also deduced that he has an allergic reaction to monosodium glutamate (MSG). You see, we always dined at chinese restos in Manila and MSG isn't a part of his diet here.

The worst part of all is, he acquired an intolerance to milk after that incident. It is a self-diagnosed allergic reaction (hence he is not wearing any medical bracelet) but he really stick to it and stopped drinking milk. The symptom was rashes.

Now, when we have chinese food even a smaller portion, he'll get this coughing attach and sweating. It's not funny.

Though, all these allergies that he got are self-diagnosed (who knows what is the effect of real allergy is), could really beat the good health out of Mcj.

Wednesday, 28 May 2008


My fascination to shoes has really given me various insights on footwear. I've known facts that were so beyond me before. It took me to shopping websites that sell really pretty shoes - some I couldn't afford. And it shown me shoes design that I couldn't imagine of being invented. Well, fashion is anything goes anyway so I am on the wrong side here.

These are the recent find that stump me.

Maison Martin Margiela Covered-Heel Wedge Sandal Shoes

Product Description: Woven canvas with grained leather trim.Canvas toe strap.Canvas band wraps around wedge and top of the foot Soft grained leather lining.Grained leather and canvas insole.Leather sole with rubber heel pad. 4.25" canvas-covered wedge heel.Made in Italy.
Product Description: Woven canvas with grained leather trim.Canvas toe strap.Canvas band wraps around wedge and top of the foot Soft grained leather lining.Grained leather and canvas insole.Leather sole with rubber heel pad. 4.25" canvas-covered wedge heel.Made in Italy.

This hobby of mine, if feed on continuously and with abandon would cost my husband our life savings. lol. Though that is not the case. I haven't bought a pair since February this year. But I reckon, compared to any addiction, this is the most pleasing one - doesn't need rehabilitation (sort of like drug rehab).

Sunday, 25 May 2008

Some Hits Home

You're Not Very Fit

And you're likely to admit that exercise just isn't your thing.

Maybe you need to experiment with new activities to find something you love.

Whether it's roller derby or surfing, just getting out there and moving will do wonders!

This says it all. I don't feel fit because of aching back. I need to exercise more, yet I don't need treadmill either to keep fit. I just need more time in a day to do it and somebody to look after my Bub. :) One of these days, I might live my wishes.

Easy to Match Shoes

There’s nothing taboo about the Tabu. The clever combination of colors — taupe, mauve and white — culminates into a refreshingly new neutral. Enjoy its endless outfit-enhancing opportunities. Adjustable slingback with a gold buckle. 3½ inch heel atop a ¼ inch platform. Rubber-infused leather sole. Made in Spain.

Pet for the Little Boy

My little boy loves any animal. He chase birds in the park. He would sit on his "bumbo" for several minutes while watching the birds feeding in our backyard. He loves our cat, Lucky. It can quite a whiney boy. He loves him that I am looking forward of him leashing Lucky so he can tow him whenever he goes, just like a dog. Of course, it crossed my mind that we might end up having another pet at home the way he adore animals. But, it will be within Mummy's rules. Not high maintenance like horse (that needs stable, feeds, horse supplements, not to mention the VET cost). Do not litter anywhere - should not require too much effort to stay clean. But if the little boy volunteers to do all the job, I couldn't say NO, I'm sure. :)

Barefeet eh?

You Are Bare Feet

You are a true free spirit, and you can't be tied down.

Even wearing shoes can be a little too constraining for you at times!

You are very comfortable in your own skin.

You are one of the most real people around. You don't have anything to hide.

Open and accepting, you are willing to discuss or entertain almost any topic.

You are a very tolerant person. You are accepting and not judgmental.

You should live: Somewhere warm

You should work: At your own business, where you can set the rules

Big On Games

My Husband's brother is big on games, may they be online or not. I know that he loves playing poker or solitaire (or any card games), just like Hubs. I also learned from his wife that he bought himself playstation 2 for Christmas last year. He also got dart. We played it last New Year until the wee hour in the morning. Hubs said that they used to have billiard table. I just don't know if he knows about the beer pong. He drinks so he might want to try it. But I reckon, game as such usually is played on pubs. If we're going to spend the next New Year with them again, I might suggest to play it. It's quite fun by the looks of it.

On Sweaters

It's that time of the year again when we bundle up to get warm. And wear warm clothes and in layer. If you haven't done your shopping for winter yet, you might want to know some facts on sweaters.

Cashmere is available in a huge array of price points, qualities and styles. Cashmere garment weight is often described in "plys," with two-ply having a finer hand and three-ply and up making up a chunkier or heavier knit. Check your care label, but generally cashmere can be handwashed with a very mild soap and laid flat to dry (only recommended after six or seven wearings).

Types of wool include merino (a finer fiber that's good if other wool makes you itchy), alpaca (strong, but soft), lambswool (fine and soft), shetland (usually describes a sweater made from coarser fibers) and mohair (lustrous and long-wearing). Keep your wool sweaters folded and launder according to instructions (some wools can even be machine washed).

Virtually seasonless and easy to care for, the cotton sweater can go from workplace to weekend in a flash. Look for beautiful colors and fun patterns (cotton yarns take color beautifully). Many styles can be washed (machine or by hand). Cotton is perfect for warmer climates where wool or cashmere would be too toasty.

Store sweaters in plastic bag or with moth balls, folded than hanged.

One Sunday afternoon

...while the family was bonding in the lounge room, I get into one of the home theater seating chair and reclined it. I was able to put the feet holder up but couldn't put the headrest back. Hubby told me to push my head back and so I did. It was very comfy sitting there watching telly but when it was time to get up, waaaa, I couldn't get out of the chair. I just usually sit on the three-seater and I don't recline it so it was my first time. Hubs told me to push the feet holder down but I am too light that I couldn't hold it down. The head rest was very easy to put back, just don't lean at all. Hubs had to push the foot rest for me. I swore, I won't ever get into that chair again. :)

Sunday, 18 May 2008

Beauty Contest

I've been surfing the net for sites where I can submit the Little Boy's photos to join a contest. So far, I've found one and you need to pay $10 just to submit one photo so the stingy me, ignore it. lol. I'll keep looking until I can find one.

If only, the little Boy is now a grown up big man. I can join him in You can submit your photos for free in that website. And this is the real thing. This is a beauty contest and the winner will bag a whooping 10 grand. Plus this a good venue for an elusive dream of being a fashion model in Paris, NY and Milan. The judges are the visitors of the site so everyone who join in has a chance to win.

Thursday, 15 May 2008

Footwear Facts

Since, I am really into shoes.. of course I am curious about them. I want to know any bits and pieces. Here are some of my finds:

Sandals originated in warm climates where the soles of the feet needed protection but the top of the foot needed to be cool.

4,000 years ago the first shoes were made of a single piece of rawhide that enveloped the foot for both warmth and protection.

In Europe pointed toes on shoes were fashionable from the eleventh to the fifteenth centuries.

In the Middle East heels were added to shoes to lift the foot from the burning sand.
In Europe in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries heels on shoes were always colored red.

Shoes all over the world were identical until the nineteenth century, when left- and right-footed shoes were first made in Philadelphia.
In Europe it wasn't until the eighteenth century that women's shoes were different from men's.

Six-inch-high heels were worn by the upper classes in seventeenth-century Europe. Two servants, one on either side, were needed to hold up the person wearing the high heels.

Sneakers were first made in America in 1916. They were originally called keds.
Boots were first worn in cold, mountainous regions and hot, sandy deserts where horse-riding communities lived. Heels on boots kept feet secure in the stirrups.
The first lady's boot was designed for Queen Victoria in 1840.


Tips When Buying Shoes

The one thing that I won't buy online, if I haven't seen in flesh, is shoes. I need to fit them first before buying. Well, even if I did feet them, I happen to buy shoes that were smaller for my fit. So hear yeah, take it from my experience. Here are some tips when buying shoes.
If the shoe doesn't fit, don't buy it. It won't stretch enough to be comfortable and goodness knows, your feet will never shrink. Make sure you follow these guidelines:

There should be about 1/2" between the tip of your biggest toe and the end of the shoe.

Stand up when being fitted because feet are longer when you're standing.

Buy shoes at the end of the day when feet are largest.

Measure both of your feet - they may not be the same size.