Friday, August 26, 2011

Barbie & Ken Finally Get Married

Barbie & Ken Finally Get Married

It's official! Everybody's getting married this year! And even the toy industry has found their mark. BĂ©atrice de GuignĂ© you are an amazing person. View photos of this site and make your life wonderful by knowing we're still alive when they both got married. Finally. XD

Thursday, August 25, 2011

All This Talk About Jobs

Steve Jobs (photo by AP)

Steve Jobs just retired. For a non-Apple user like me, it came with such a thud as a stuffed toy falling on a pillow.

This is my opinion of all the good things Mr. Jobs has done for Apple, Inc.

Why I Read

I read because an idle mind is a dangerous place. Put lots of words and imagination in it and you can get out of that dangerous place.

So Smart that I don't Understand

In search of the perfect blog layout, I decided to try my hand at making my own. Web search upon web search, I cannot seem to fathom the complexity and extensive computer language people who give you 'simple' instructions are saying. (That didn't make sense, did it?) Surely there is a way to make a beautiful, unique, simple web log that doesn't look generic to other blogs. Somewhere, I hope there is.

This is a covert calling to all those who know how to make blog layouts without the codes that an inexperienced girl like me cannot understand. I need your help.

Rant (1) - Finding an Online Job

If you have just resigned from a 'real' job (meaning a job that you are actually paid for and interact with other people) and are now living with your parents (which is pretty normal from where I come from) and are looking for a job that gives you enough time to write stuff (stories, nonsense, daydreams, etc.) must be me.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

The Making of a Pleated Skirt

Creative boredom strikes again.

Ever since college I wanted to own a skirt that looked like one of those in the sailor moon outfits. Okay, not really one of those sailor moon girls but school girl, plaid skirts that could make me look girly...somehow. And since shopping for one never ended in an actual purchase because I always just skim through the skirts and walk over to the notebooks and pens, I decided it was time to experiment.



Because I could not give justice to the complexity of this site. <3 <3

Other than FB

For a bored, old-style human like me who sometimes enjoys scrolling down until the page stops loading, FB is the only site I explore for the whole day. But because I decided to jump off the wagon that's eternally going down the next few updates, I found a few more websites that should strike interest in lost civilians.

This post is dedicated to the many lost people who have nothing else to do and decide to stop scrolling down on FB and actually explore the WWW.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

It Starts With a Question

What is love? We’ve all been asked that question. We’ve all asked that question. And we all have tried to answer that question.

This post has been taken from my other blog whose link can be found at the end of this article.

There is definitely no right or wrong answer because the answer to that question depends on the person answering.

Monday, August 15, 2011

The Roads We Dare to Travel (1)

What if we were to observe everything we pass by when we go home? What if we opened our eyes and actually saw the roads we tread? What if there was something much more to the road most often traveled than what meets the eye?

This is an account of the road from Liceo to my RER house, dated last June 2011.

Monday, August 8, 2011

So Sunny Singapore - USS

Nothing completes a vacation in Singapore than a trip to it's newly opened Universal Studios Singapore! It was timely for us because the day before our scheduled trip to USS was the grand opening date. That only meant that the place was spruced up and ready for everyone's entertainment. Therefore, the moment we arrived, the theme park was set to bring us into another world.
Now there are several things you should remember before going to this theme park:
  • If you have the time, browse their website and go through the park map. It's very helpful to plan your trek ahead so you don't waste too much time thinking of which ride to go next or where the restrooms are.
  • Wear something comfortable. If you like walking in 3-inch heels for the whole day (probably running at some point) then that's certainly okay. But if you're more comfortable in rubber shoes or slippers, that would be best as there will be a whole lot of pavement to go through to make the trip

Friday, August 5, 2011

The Road Rules!

A lot can happen in a jeepney ride home.

So I decided to drop the dramatic words and start using plain, matter-of-fact sentences instead. And what better topic to talk about than the adventure one can only experience in a 30-minute commute from workplace to home.

Naturally, for an 8-hour job, signing out was one of the best parts of the day. It’s just like a school kid’s recess or school bell signifying the end of another day and the start of the rest of play. For me, the start of the end of the day would mean riding a jeepney home. Now, there are two things to consider when you decide to ride a jeep to where I live. First is: are you willing to walk a few blocks more before you actually get home? One jeep route lets you walk a shorter distance home than the other so it’s actually a matter of your perseverance and diligence that would take you home. And second, you should take note that one route’s driver is sort of a stalker/scarily-friendly and you’ve made a stupidly huge mistake of befriending him. Although he does let you ride for free, you also get to have your conscience eating you because you gave him the wrong cell phone number when he asked for yours. Therefore, it takes one good decision for me to get into a jeepney and ride off into the sunset.

Having gone through a minor brain battle before finally settling into the jeepney, one must realize that the streets are a dangerous place for anyone.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

So Sunny Singapore - AFCC

It's always summer in Singapore, or so we've been told. The instant we landed in the great Merlion city, the first thing we realized was the time. It was 7 in the evening. And yet it was still bright with no signs of night. The streets, as you may have noticed, run in the opposite direction. They're right side drivers. And guess what? For some time in our life, we may have entertained the thought of public utility vehicles accepting credit cards but then dismissing it as impossible, but in Singapore, lo and behold, they have credit card machines in their taxis! So let me take you along our trip and see the highlights of my summer vacation.

Asian Festival of Children's Content
This was the main reason for my trip to Singapore. The Asian Festival of Children's Content or AFCC is an annual gathering of writers, illustrators, media practitioners and educators. The conference speakers include published children's book authors, publishers, poets and teachers, with some media makers to talk about the rise of technology and the apparent threat to the printed book. The sessions were held at the Arts House, an old parliament building that has been renovated and redesigned to hold conferences and programs related to (guess what) the arts.

It has been said that Singapore has a high regard for the Arts, and there I was to witness it first hand. The courtroom was now a conference hall. A smaller room was named "Dark Room" because of its obvious dark ambiance was made into a mini theater where plays were performed. And a little mini cinema also hosted short films and student project screenings. It was an investment by the government to convert such an old building into something made solely for the arts, something we could only wish to happen in our country.

I will not bore you with detailed expressions