April 1, 2013

Catching Fire!

Oooh! Another movie for me to watch out for!

Catching Fire will come to theaters November 22, 2013!  Here's a sneak peek of the released posters.


March 7, 2013

Random Thoughts: Negativity is like Fart

I have never wanted to leave this place so bad as now. Gah! I hate who I am becoming. I am always grumpy and negative and always see the bad instead of the good. I know the people around me are starting to get fed up and I am really sorry. You don't deserve any of my negativity. I will ty to keep it to a min.

When you keep things deep down for too long, no matter how hard you try to keep it in, it will come out through other ways and means (my friend says: "oh, like fart? like you hold it in so long so no one gets to smell the bad but sometimes when it has to come out it comes out and it smells way worse because you held it in!" and I laughed so hard but she does make sense, right?!).  I've been holding my frustrations for so long and no matter how much I try to understand the situation, I think I am nearing my breaking point.

This lashing out at other people, this wanting to be alone, this sensitivity, I am so not liking who I am becoming and the worst part is I have no idea I can't seem to decide what to do because it feels like the only choice is to pack up and leave everything behind.

Is it possible to be grateful and yet frustrated at the same time? Is it? Because I feel that way, you know. I am grateful for what we have right now, the basic necessities, family and all. But I am too frustrated and fed up to appreciate anything else.

Almost 9 years and I really don't think I can take it anymore. It may not be as bad as I think it is, maybe it's just my perception of things, but I just feel like I am dry and have no more to give as much as I still want to. The saying to give until it hurts is just ..well, I am way past that point.

I guess I am scared that one day, I will just explode like a grenade and hurt those I love. :( And like my friend says, it's all the more bad because you kept it in. What do I do?


February 24, 2013

In Mourning

A week ago, I lost a dear friend. He succumbed to cardiac arrest as a complication of his sickness.

Until now, I can not fathom this truth. He is gone. People keep telling me to be happy, to move on because he is in a better place now but I'd like to give myself some time to grieve and mourn. This way, when I am ready to stand up and again, I will have full closure and acceptance of his death.

I will miss you, Josh.




February 14, 2013

LOVE - HAPPY HEARTS DAY!

Happy hearts day everyone!

I am sure everyone in the world will be extra sweet to their loved ones today. Dates, flowers, chocolates. I wonder how many marriage proposals will be done today? Can you guess? I hope they say yes. :)

Above all, I hope we never forget the author and source of love - GOD. I pray that you remember what He has done for us through His unconditional LOVE:

"For God so loved the world that He gave His ONLY BEGOTTEN SON, that whoever believes in HIM shall not perish but shall have eternal life." - John 3:16

January 31, 2013

Time Flies!

A few more hours and it's February and just like that, a whole month is gone.  Before you know it, Christmas carols will once again permeate everywhere! Yeah, time can fly by like that.  I know because 2012 was such a blur to me!

But this year I am trying to slow down a bit and appreciate the life I have. After all, it was the main reason why I decided to take a leap of faith and leave my corporate job.

I've been taking baby steps and so far so good. One of the things I've managed to do was time management when it comes to the business. I do my best to be productive during business hours so that I can enjoy time with my family outside of those hours. Weekends and holidays are also sacred now and no amount of money offered will make me work on a weekend. Sorry.

It's not easy but doable. I now have the time to read and blog again! Woohoo! In fact I already finished John Green's "The Fault in our Stars" (which is a great book, by the way). I have other books lined up already!

So yeah, time flies but I ain't speeding with it. I am slowing down and savoring the journey.  February, I welcome you with open arms. Bring it on!

January 24, 2013

Checking In.

Hello? Anyone, out there? This is me checking in. Yeah, still here. Still alive.

I've been doing pretty good ever since I left my corporate job to stay home and take care of the husbo. So much has happened in the span of a year! We opened a business, traveled and rescued two adorable kitties from the street!  2012 was a mixture of highs and lows but what really struck me was that WE SURVIVED!

God has proven Himself faithful in our lives once again! He is truly amazing!

Hopefully, 2013 will bring me back to regular blog writing. I forgot how blogging can be such a stress reliever for me. We'll see if I can really stick to it this time around. :-)

October 29, 2012

Elegant Touches for an Upscale Bathroom


An upscale bathroom is easy to create. As one of the smallest rooms in your house, there are many small touches and accessories that add elegance and class. From larger items, such as sinks and vanities, to smaller items like a curved shower rod and curtains, adding elegance to your bathroom is a great way to make your home feel more upscale.



Adding a plastic shower bar or a curved metal shower rod visually enhances the room and shows off your shower curtain, as well as creating the feel of a more spacious shower enclosure. Upgrading the knobs on your cabinets and dresser vanities – or even upgrading those pieces with new fronts or a fresh coat of paint – can make a big difference in the bathroom's appearance. While a new mirror might be out of your price range, affixing an ornate backless picture frame over your existing mirror can give the appearance of new, expensive mirror. Sprucing up the walls with paint, new art, fluffy towels and candles all make your bathroom appear more elegant and classic. It is a great idea to hide clutter in cabinets or to organize it in Mason jars, glass canisters or pretty baskets.

An upscale, elegant bathroom can be easily designed on a budget, or it can be attained by spending a lot on large upgrades. The introduction of small accessories or new furniture can improve the look and feel of your bathroom and makes you appreciate that room in your home so much more.

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