Farewell 2012!

December 28, 2012

I hope you all had a lovely Christmas… ♥

Mine was nice and mellow, though with copious amount of food thanks to my eager sister. Our rosemary lemon chicken was a success and it deserved a photo fresh out of the broiler!

Rosemary Lemon Chicken

Doesn’t it look yummy?? : ) If only you could smell the rosemary & see how juicy the chicken was.

Well, enough of the Christmas holiday hangover. Now, I’m very much looking forward to New Year’s Eve! My bags are packed and I’m ready to go bask under the Boracay sun and get all brown – like the chicken- before saying hello to 2013. So this will probably be my last post of the year.

Now that I’ve thought of that, I don’t really want to leave you all with just a post of my gorgeous chicken. I would want to believe that I’m better than that and thankful that 2012 was a much better year than that of it’s previous.

So here’s a photo of the morning after Christmas eve.

Pasta & Chicken

Yummy left overs!!! : ) hahaha Ok, well now I can finally move on and bid farewell to 2012.

Dearest 2012,

You have been really nice to me. It was quite an experience, Thank you! So many surprising (good) moments have happened. It was a slow start but each month, there was positive progress. I learned a lot this year and I feel like I have really grown emotionally & mentally.

They say after all the rain comes a rainbow… and truly you were the rainbow. I am normally not good with endings but this time, a new and much better chapter is waiting for me. Hence all the excitement. I am very grateful for everything that has happened this year and to everyone that taught me so many things that made me learn more about myself. I have finally learned that big disappointments come from high expectations, and I will definitely keep that in mind. Finally looking forward to letting go off the unnecessary baggage and starting anew once again.

So farewell to you 2012. It is time for more learning & growing… mentally, emotionally and spiritually, this coming new year.

Lots of Love,


Happy New Year everyone! I wish you all more love and passion with whatever you are doing, whoever you are with and wherever you are ♥ ♥ ♥

neil gaiman

See you next year xx



December 21, 2012


and a start of a new era : )

So, relax.


Merry Christmas, 2012

December 20, 2012

5 days until Christmas, although somehow it doesn’t feel like it. Is this how it’s going to be as I get older? Gone are the days when I would start writing down my Christmas gift list and start putting up my Christmas tree as the month of December strikes. This year, I totally forgot to put up my little tree (and consequently, up until now, did not even bother – is that sad?). Thankfully I managed to squeeze in 3 hours of random gift shopping just to get everything out of the way. The first week of December flew so fast (not that I am complaining, I love being busy!) to which on the second week, my body eventually could not keep up with. Now fully recovered from a flu, and finally with more free time to bask in the Christmas spirit, I am now getting ready for the holidays. Yay!

Having said that, I am genuinely wishing that this Christmas will be a meaningful one to all of you, wherever you all are in this world. For wonderful Christmas gift ideas, take Oren Arnold’s suggestions…

To your enemy, forgiveness.

To an opponent, tolerance.

To a friend, your heart.

To a customer, service.

To all, charity.

To every child, a good example.

To yourself… respect.

: )

Well… Merry Christmas , 2012


December 19, 2012

The Fisherman & The Tourist

December 17, 2012


A boat docked in a tiny Mexican village. An American tourist complimented the Mexican fisherman on the quality of his fish and asked how long it took him to catch them.

“Not very long,” answered the Mexican.

“But then, why didn’t you stay out longer and catch more?” asked the American.

The Mexican explained that his small catch was sufficient to meet his needs and those of

his family.The American asked, “But what do you do with the rest of your time?”

“I sleep late, fish a little, play with my children, and take a siesta with my wife. In the evenings, I go into the village to see my friends, have a few drinks, play the guitar, and sing a few songs . I have a full life.”

The American interrupted, “I have an MBA from Harvard and I can help you! You should start by fishing longer every day. You can then sell the extra fish you catch. With the extra revenue, you can buy a bigger boat.”

And after that?” asked the Mexican.

With the extra money the larger boat will bring, you can buy a second one and a third one and so on until you have an entire fleet of trawlers. Instead of selling your fish to a middle man, you can then negotiate directly with the processing plants and maybe even open your own plant. You can then leave this little village and move to Mexico City, Los Angeles, or even New York City! From there you can direct your huge new enterprise.”

“How long would that take?” asked the Mexican.

“Twenty, perhaps twenty-five years,” replied the American.

“And after that?”

“Afterwards? Well my Friend, That’s when it gets really interesting, ” answered the American, laughing. “When your business gets really big, you can start selling stocks and make millions!”

“Millions? Really? And after that?” said the Mexican.

“After that you’ll be able to retire, live in a tiny village near the coast, sleep late, play with your children, catch a few fish, take a siesta with your wife and spend your evenings drinking and enjoying your friends.”

And the moral is:
Know where you’re going in life… you may already be there.


December 11, 2012

Action over words

December 10, 2012

You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than a year of conversation.

– Plato

action over words

That 70’s

December 8, 2012

Elise Crombez Sports Resort Style for Vogue Netherlands December 2012, Shot by Annemarieke van Drimmelen

Kate Moss Bares All for Vanity Fair’s December 2012 Cover Story by Mert & Marcus

Vanessa Axente Emulates Jerry Hall for Vogue Italia’s December Issue by Steven Meisel

Love Love Love ♥

Holiday plans??

December 7, 2012

Can’t wait… New Years by the beach!!

For now, a lot of christmas eating… pfff : )

seems complicated…

December 6, 2012

makes sense to stop and wonder…

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