Thursday, May 26, 2011

cosmic love

i'm sure you've gotten used to me now just posting numerous photos in one post. 
i do this cause i try to use photos of how i feel, or, heres an easy one, things that i like ;)
sometimes i try to give a theme to the type of post: shoes or purses or mood-type photos.
todays theme is : soft/elegance/ artful simplicity + a touch of edginess from the 2nd photo :)
you know i love badas + cutesy things together. 


my white mother is as dark as me...

So because i steal the crappy mcdonalds wifi from across the street (so that i don't have to spend bloody $10 a day for hotel wifi) , photos upload like one per ten minutes. therefore the top 2 photos will have to do for now. 
unexciting? i know. 
it basically states that we visited the royal hawaiin hotel &...what's that? a new skirt... f21.
we all know how crazy i go when i'm put in that store. what's that? you didn't know? 
now you do.
thing is though, when i get to the cash register (after trying on loadsssss of clothing) i only end up with, at most, 10 articles of clothing. 
so i'm not THAT  crazy... thanks.
so i think i'll splurge my thoughts i've had the past couple days:
1. 90% of the people on this island are couples. kill me...right? yaw.
2. gets real windy at night! i only brought 2 cardigans- 1 being my white knitted one that has tons of (purposeful) holes. 
3. i'm burnt. no seriously... i'm burnt. if you need specificity: my whole bod. 
4. this vacay consists of: eat, sleep, tan... & repeat. & remember to repeat what you repeat...
hmm what else?
we had sushi tonight. but not your typical sushi (no nina not sushi... ACTUAL sushi)
i'm honestly too lazy to try to describe what it was like but i'll post the photo i took sometime in the future (when i don't have to deal with poop wifi).
however, i should be thankful that mcD's gives away free wifi... thanks... i like your mcflurries: oreo & smarties... mixed together :)
so now i'm boring you cause i'm rambling on about zip. or am i? what day is it today?
i'm tired. we get up early every morn to make the most of our day.
at night we like to watch river monsters unhooked... or something.. on discovery channel? 
real interesting.


Tuesday, May 24, 2011

feelin' like a tourist.

burn baby burnnnnnn.... story of my shoulders, up.
today we got up bright n early & headed to the beach. 
we had the most comical taxi driver, but boy did he have a mouth... wouldn't let you get one word in! oh well... i was entertained & i learned quite a lot within our 15 min ride.
like.... did you know that you don't call a palm tree a palm tree? you call it palm.
technically a tree is classified by having branches and leaves... that of which palm does not have.
so minus the tree from the word and you're on your way...
beach was nice, so were the lifeguards. i tell ya, whoever picks these male lifeguards must be specifically selecting only the hot n steamy ones, which is technically completely wrong-- and though i'm exaggerating it is unfair for the public, single females to have to drool over such eye candy & never see these hot pieces of ____ ever again. 
i hope you get my point.
what else? my dad is like the pigeon feeder. i nicknamed him snow white. 
hah..hah... aren't i clever. but seriously.... he feeds those darn pigeons (having the numerous "please don't feed the bird" signs right over his head) like no tomorrow.
i, of course, freak out and try swatting them away with whatever is closest to me: my water bottle, book... my mom tried using an empty plastic bag while being a good 5 feet away from it and instead swatting me... thanks.
tonight we ate pho. oh phophopho. i think i have some sort of illness that consists of a constant craving for beef brisket soup. hand it to me from breaky, lunch & dinner. i'll do it.
& our new fav dessert is bubble tea. oh boy does my pops ever love that ____.
we had three today & apparently it's going to be an evening tradition for the rest of our trip. i will not argue.
and right in the middle of the outdoor food court/vendors was a live show... hula dancers!
was so neat to watch. men and woman. AND GIRL THOSE GIRLS CAN FREAKIN SHAKE WHAT THEIR MOMMA GAVE THEM. i kept looking over at my mom saying "how the freak do they do that?!" 
anyhow. i think that's all. i'm super tired. long day much enjoyed.
trip with the parents isn't so bad. i'm a lucky duck to be here.


Monday, May 23, 2011

how do you beach-it?

this is how i'd lounge about at the beach...



lay-D's & kind, gentle men...
i present to you... the waikiki sunset. sunday may 22 approx 6PMish.
the sun sets real early here but rises about the same time as vancity.
so what were my first thoughts as we landed on the island?
palm trees= LA
weather= [humid] Philippines
mixed ethnicities= Vancitay
i like it here. i like the beach & the pretty surfer boys & the giant sized w-bottles for only $0.99 and the air conditioned-everything. 
anyhow i took only a few photos today on the digital, however, i whipped out the lomography cam and snapped some photos in the sunnyshine.
weather today was freakin strange. it was cloudy and rained in the morn [while still being super duper warm], then the sun came out, then it rained while it was sunny and then for the rest of the day it was perfect, seriously, just hot, total tan-worthy weather.
so these next couple photos i have to give credit to THE MAN REPELLER.
man, she's fab. i admire her so much. her blog posts are brilliant, along with her funky style and personality.
anyhow, perhaps this post will sum up her spunky..ness & why i suddenly feel so close to her in my following photos...
ph #1: a lady sitting next to me on my flight home from palm springs during winter break gave me this book cause she realized she'd already read it.... good book
ph #2: i used to hold a theory that only filipinos could make this face. until i found out my non-filipino friends could do it. dangit.
ph #3: hello hips! i'm definitely not the starved-to-death looking child i once looked when i just walked into highschool (and no i did not have an eating disorder... it's called a freakin fast metabolism peeps). anyway.... my mom thinks i'm silly and got mad at me for being a dork in this photo... oh momma.... 


Friday, May 20, 2011

haw haw why E!

 i'm leavinnnnnnnnn on a jet plane!
tomorrow my feet will be happy in warm sand in hawaiiiiiii..
boo ya! thanks to my mom for planning this trip just before i finished school.
i'm in need of this getaway. & i need some sun for cheering up my glum mood i've had around the house and friends. sorry ya'll...
but i think relaxation set for 7 days will do me some good.
the laptop will be accompanying me on my hawaii adventures so you guys can see what kinda mischief i'll manage to get myself into... 
parting words: 
i pray my silly ol ears will survive the flight....oh baby oh baby oh.


Friday, May 13, 2011


it's driving me insane that i can't figure out the designer of the light blue/aqua purse.
i thought maybe ASOS or mulberry or proenza, cause they all have similar styles but... nope.
moschino purse is my favorite though.
also keep in mind this summer: all things flowery--- floral patterns, flower accessories (shoes, backpacks, hair)....
werk that floral!


Wednesday, May 11, 2011

bland meets blonde.

so uh.
i'm blonde now. 
clearly not bleach blonde but a dirtayy blonde.
i'm still convincing myself that i can somehow work it.
it's strange though. 
the past few days i've woken up and looked in the mirror and freaked myself cause i was not expecting to see a blonde chick.
considering i've never coloured my hair to this extent it's quite a drastic change.
well. this is what i'm left with now.


just don't think.

lol. i think i'm the biggest hopeless romantic. [& i NEVER say 'lol].
in fact let me re-phrase that:
HAH. i think i'm the biggest hopeless romantic.
as much as i enjoy romance movies it makes me feel so needy after. i don't like that.
i mean i've been independent my whole life, being single. so why do i constantly have this WANT to be with someone? well i guess that just what the normal human being desires. but then who's to say i'm 'normal?' 
what is 'normal?' 
and then i start thinking: what do i look for in a person?
i'm such a dork that sometimes i watch interviews of celebrities where they talk about what they look for in a boy/girlfriend. and then i ask myself the same question. it changes every time.
i hate being picky. but i think i am & perhaps that's an issue. & that's probably why i'm still single. sometimes i just hope that i allow myself to let my guard down and allow someone to enter my life. 
life is much too complicated though.
but i suppose it's good to think about these things.
...just thought i'd share what i was intensely pondering about today. 
call me a freak will ya.


nitpicking at the kate nash song.

"all i know is that you're so nice. you're the nicest thing i've seen"
"i wish you couldn't figure me out. but you always wanted to know what i was about"
"i wish that you knew when i said two sugars, actually i meant three"

nicest thing
-kate nash


Sunday, May 8, 2011

shoe thang!

How long have i wanted a pair of creeper shoes?
answer: too long. buy a pair already!
well i would... but where the freak do i find a pair?
i should have bought them when i was at a market last year in LA and they were selling them for poop cheap... oh tash...
but perhaps it's time i get me a pair'a dramatic-like shoes. i dunno. something different.
i really dig all these shoes in the above photos. i like pretty and also punky.
i love mixing the two styles together.