WL (Wanderlust): Taste. Malaysia.

Recently, my sisters and a couple of our other friends and I went to KL, Malaysia.

We were there for about 4 days.. more of 2 short days, since half of the trip was spent on a plane 😦

But still it’s a vacay! Anyway we decided on making the most out of the trip–what better way to get to know the city’s heart? Through it’s tummy of course! From the very commercial restos to the very local hawker stands, we braved the multi-faceted KL. Dove into its pool of diverse food culture. And sure did enjoy the swim. 🙂

Bear with me. Totally, went trigger-happy with the camera. 🙂

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SRS (Some Random Stimulation) : The Book Cover Archive

I’d like to share a current inspiration minefield! The Book Cover Archive ! I’ve stumbled upon this lovely archiving site, while I was on a slump. Trying to crack my brain for some book cover ideas for a commissioned work from a client. It was an “Aaaah-Heavens-crack-open-with-the spotlight-on-you” moment when I came across this lovely website. It opens up ideas for you to execute your very own covers. It’s pure love. Hope you guys can draw inspiration for this too! 😀

Some covers I loved from the bunch!

Random Weekend Post:)

It’s Sunday. A rainy Sunday at that. Quite full from our recent binge during dinner. Of mouth-watering grilled big mouth burgers, grilled herbed potatoes and nachos. All lovingly homemade.:) Ang sarap talaga pag weekends. My mom hasn’t stopped comparing the spread to Army Navy’s or with whatever pricey resto there is that serve the same. Wala daw tatalo, hanep!   It has always been like this during weekends, regardlessof our many agreements on having a diet or watching what we eat—which wetend to break. Haha. I guess nothing beats home cooking—delicious home cooking at that. Hehehe. No pictures? I know right. I guess we were just too busy gobbling up the food that no one even remembered to take photos. Hehe.

Anyway, why am I babbling about this current weekend. I guess I’m just stoked for the next week’s weekender getaway. For those of you who don’t know, we’re going out of the country. Well, minus the parentals. It’s a spur of the moment thing together with my sisters and a couple of  our other friends. A very first away from our beloved Philippines. Where are we going you may ask? We’re off to Malaysia (truly asia—I just had to add that in, hehehe). Currently researching on what we are to do there. Any suggestions? feel free to place suggestions if you could we’re going a bit blank… No exact plans. Well, I guess we’re going rogue.. hehehe maka-pagPenang nga! hahaha..

 

 

****Disclaimer: Random post. Missed blogging. So thought of posting something.****

Of Rekindling Past Loves And Finding A New One

I couldn’t remember the last time I spent time on this type of relationship. I never had an official one, but I’ve been waiting for the right time to get one for myself. It’s one of those “I’ll-do-it-promise!-but-you-don’t-after-nth-number-of-years-because-I’m-so-friggin’-lazy” type of things. I hate those. Maybe it’s because of the love bug getting a good bite of off me…(blame it on Valentino) trying to try new things (whet?) or trying to get back to what I used to love.

Gah. Let’s cut to the chase before you begin thinking I’m talking about a person. Well, I’m talking about one of my past loves, SEWING! 🙂

I think the last time I got  a feel of a pedal was way, way back in high school. I tried convincing my parents to buy me a machine then. Well, they never saw it as a priority. When I got to work and earned my own dough, I never got a around buying one for myself. It’s one of those attainable dreams that I never got around reaching. Good thing! An opportunity knocked on my quaint little door, and I grabbed it! Actually my parents grabbed it for me hahaha. A couple of machines were sold at our local church. They were second hand ones, I think they came from a closed-down factory. They’re in good shape. I think there about 10  pre-loved machines up for grabs. I got 1 of the elusive lovelies. YAHOO! Now what to do with it then? The long term plan is to be like this girl…

Marisa Lynch, My Hero! founder of  http://www.newdressaday.com She gets pre-loved garments and sews them into wonderful creations! She gave herself a fixed budget and a deadline of a whole year to make a NEW DRESS A DAY (Hence the name of the blog.. obviously hehe). Try perusing through her posts, I promise you you’d be astonished on what her crafty hands can do! 🙂

Well, that is the LONG TERM PLAN.. for the immediate one though. I’m still looking for inspiration. Also, I have yet to refresh my sewing skills.. hehe

Here are a couple of ideas I saw….

Oooh.. pretty exciting huh? Anyhoo, what should I name my new beau? Ricci? (derived from his brand name, Riccar) Whadayathink?

it’s alive.

11:26 – typing away on my sister’s notebook.

A friend who I met on one of the blogger events messaged me early this week, asking if she could be a guest blogger on my blog. (wow that was a mouthful of the word blog.. bleh :P) Anyway, currently my so-called blog is gathering dust.. heck it’s been sleeping in the net for about a year now. I had to embarrassingly admit to her this and had to decline. Oopsie.

Well, what’s the point of mentioning this? It got me thinking.. Whaaat da heck happened?  Whazziz? I started out blogging from an idea of chronicling anything that floats my boat. I’ve had a ton of ideas on what to post and all that. But ideas are only ideas.. realizing those ideas, on the other hand, takes work. Well obviously i failed on that department.. an epic failure. (eew, forgive my turning this into a reflection paper.. bleh )

So now for the new year (ooh anytime now it’ll be a new year for the Chinese.. haha) I’m trying to do the dirty work. I may not promise on putting up posts everyday or every week. Believe me I’ve tried that when I was young, it won’t be long till you post on every minute detail in your life–vanity is not my cup of tea. Doing that also drags you into laziness.. blogging turning into work rather than a leisure.

Or maybe that’s the quarterlife talking… I’m looking for more purpose out of this.. or maybe out of the randomness some inspiration comes out of it. (what? am i making any sense? my apologies for rambling.. )

Anyway, with all that rambling out of the way, I’m redesigning this blog. Redirecting it to something better. This blog is coming alive.

I AM coming alive.

(hanep.)

when i decided to make a book…

a lookbook.. that is.

Got into the sudden “fashion docu” frenzy, cause a good friend sent me an invite. It’s a good distraction though… it occurred to me how self conscious I am (for those people who know me I’m not into taking self-portraits) I’d rather take others photos. I’m weird that way…

Here are a couple of my newbie looks..

Well, so much for being “self-conscious” huh?

I bet you’d also fall in love with “très belle” looks from other lookbookers.. I sure did.

“must-reads”
La Sensible M.
Robynne M.

Nancy Z.