Archive for May 13th, 2011

May 13, 2011

PARIS is always a good idea – Audrey Hepburn

HEY GUYS! 🙂

comment alez vous?

i have big, big, biiiiiiiiig news!
i’m helping out a friend in her little business.

These colorful Eiffel Tower key chains are for sale (YEHESSSS STRAIGHT FROM PARIS!)
if you guys are intrested and want to order, just post a comment on my blog.
Or you can tweet me: @nicuuh
Or for faster transactions, reach my friend through her twitter  and
facebook.
Happy weekend ahead my loves!
Joie de vivre! ❤

xoxo

May 13, 2011

BLACK OUT.

Don’t worry about the fakes.
Worry about the people who had your back from the start and never treated you wrong. 

*wink* *wink* YES. We are living a teeneage dream 😉

Juicy Lips in Black 😀

Good Samaritans in Vintage Tees 😀

Post gym yagit-ness 😀

Fruit Magic and hooddies on summer rain

Losing ourselves during Wii night 🙂

Making melodies during karaoke night 😉

There are really some people in life that make you laugh a little louder, smile a little brighter, and live a little better. 😉

May 13, 2011

Maybe I can’t just be friends with you.

If you figured out the quote I used as my title, then you are a certified The OC fan like me.

The OC was one of my favorite series (after the SmallvilleCharmed fever died down)
And I miss it & it’s too sad they were only until Season 4.
But anyway, their producer John Schwartz is the same person producing Gossip Girl
(my favorite book series made into tv series).

Here are some of my Ryan-Marissa & Seth-Summer moments ❤

Californiaaaaaaa… here we cooooooomeeeeee! (i know you’re singing that too ;p)

May 13, 2011

#4 —I don’t care anymore about looking perfect. It’s so overrated

For the month of April, I had a couple of new looks that I tried sporting and some modeling I did for my friend on her online shop. No, not the modeling modeling.. you know, just the kind of thing you do to sell clothes to people. Okay, I’m blabbing :p

WITH GIANN 🙂

The clothes above are just few of the items that are sold here.
feel free to like it on facebook  and find more awesome finds! 😉

Meanwhile, here are my new looks for the month of April 🙂
Hypes and comments are surely appreciated! 🙂
Check out my lookbook here .

May 13, 2011

Sparks are igniting. Flames are spreading → The Hunger Games Trilogy madness

I stare down at my wallet as I see my 20 pound bill and 10 dollar bill inside. Perfectly placed, I made sure the bills don’t crease. I had it since our family reunion and my aunt and uncle gave some bills as remembrance or decoration for our wallets. But come to think of it. If you convert its amount into peso, it’s one heck of money.So I made sure that I won’t use it until I am beyond broke and that I have to try my best-est NOT to use it at all.

It was saved for a month or two then I had to convert it coz there were some school dues and I don’t like asking money from my parents as long as I can keep up. Fortunately, there was a big amount left and I was inside FULLYBOOKED and I couldn’t keep my eyes from the three books on the shelf. The Hunger Games Trilogy by SUZANNE COLLINSit says.

I have known of its brilliance — on how well it was plotted and perfectly paced, you name it. I’ve been wishing (since last year) that FULLYBOOKED will open one set for free reading. I always have a great deal of free reads there. I’ve finished Beauty Equation and a lot of chick lits and more. But there was never an opened Hunger Games set so without hesitation, I bought it BUT never got the chance to read it until our internet connection was cut.

Everyone who told me about this book was true. It was such a good read I had to take it with me everywhere and it kept me all night. I finished every book for two days, so it took me 6 days, and the rest of the days? Obsessing about it, the movie, and making this blog post/review as good as my mind could offer.

I’ll start saying about the story. Of course I’m not gonna narrate it to you guys *eyes rolling* I, myself don’t wanna get spoiled in anything (books, movies, & tv shows) so I know how it feels. Don’t worry, I may have a couple of photos taken from the books, but I made sure it’s as vague as possible.

Hunger Games— a fight to death on live TV.

“In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between ages of twelve to eighteen to participate in the annual Hunger Games.”

If you think it’s more than enough, no it isn’t 😉
and you will find out more if you’ll start reading the series.

I’ll  introduce to the main characters — their descriptions and who’s gonna play who since the first movie will be out next year, March 23, 2012. (See??? The world isn’t going to end. It SHOULD NOT end. I still have to watch this trilogy and finish college!)

The main character here is Katniss Everdeen, sixteen years old, lives with her mother and younger sister, Prim and their cat, Buttercup, plus their goat, Lady.

Jennifer Lawrence (Winter’s Bone) plays Katniss Everdeen -She will also be playing Mystique in the upcoming new X-MEN movie.

-she looks nothing like how Katniss was described (Katniss has straight long black hair, which she normally pulls back into a long braid, olive skin, and gray eyes). I’m so excited on her transformation! i wonder how hot she’s going to look.

Then there’s this guy, GaleGale Hawthorne (to be played by Liam Hemsworth)

“When Katniss was 12, and he 14, both of their dads died in the same mining accident, and soon they became hunting partners. Katniss says that at 14, “Gale already looked like a man” And it is later mentioned he was over 6 feet tall. Similar to many people from The Seam, he has olive skin, straight black hair, and gray eyes.”

okay I’m not actually a fan coz I only know him as Miley Cyrus’ ex-boyfriend. And Gale’s supposed to be hot.. who knows? Maybe I’m gonna be able to learn to like him when the movie comes out 😉

Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson)

Peeta is described as having “ashy blond hair that falls in waves over his forehead”, blue eyes, and a stocky build. He is also very strong from lifting hundred-pound bags of flour at the family bakery. 

-ooohhh yes. that boy from the movie, Little Manhattan is all grown up! (and hot hehe) I’m definitely sure he can act. Peeta is the hardest and the most challenging character if you ask me.

I’m pretty excited on who’s gonna play Finnick Odair too because in the book, he’s described as…

However, here are some of the people who will play as tributes for each district 🙂

Here are some of the fan-made posters I saw in the internet..

What I like about this trilogy is that it’s the perfect love triangle and adventure novel set. Suzanne succeeded on giving us the right kind of series about weighing survival against humanity and life against love. The kind of series Stephanie Mayer opted to do but failed. I’m so sorry Twilight fans but Twilight Saga was so pathetic.
Okay, disclaimer: I did enjoy Twilight (the first book) and the HOT wolf pack but I never got the chance to finish reading until the last book. New Moon was boring enough to go on.

Well anyway, my Twilight rants are another story. Let us not send negative vibes on my Hunger Games post 😉

Thank you for reading! (to those who caught a glimpse, read a few phrases, survived a couple of sentences, and to those who finished up until the last of this blogpost.)

May 13, 2011

We’re only young once. Break the rules, get caught, and make it count ;)

When we think of Holy Week, it gives us a lot of options. It’s the week where some will reflect on their lives, the successes and failures, the ups and downs, good times and bad. Some will simply go out and celebrate in ways to forget all the burdens they face at this time. In our moments of solitude and rest, my cousins and I decided to do all the choices above but not forgetting what Holy Week is about —we go down to our knees that we may stand walk toward that one place HE wants us to be.

At 2am, Good Friday, we were all set to one of the most important journeys of our lives —BANTAYAN ISLAND, just us cousins, and a couple of good friends with no elders around. It definitely is something we’ve been looking forward for so long. We took a bus on our way to Hagnaya and then rode a barge to get at Sta. Fe, one of the towns in Bantayan Island.

We were lucky enough to rent a room at the house of my cousin’s friend.  Every resort was fullybooked and this trip wasn’t planned until days before the Holy Week so it’s too late for us to reserve rooms. Fortunately, this one we got was more than what we could ask for. It’s a couple of blocks away from our first destination, Sugar Beach and we’re thankful that we have somewhere to sleep and to put our luggage  J Surely, Sugar Beach and the rest of the scenery proves one thing: it’s a mini Boracay. Like everyone who’s been here says.

Of course, I was so excited. I’ve been sporting these unused bikinis from the time we settled.

Although it’s different this year because all kinds of programs (like bikini show or something) are banned, it’s okay for us because we came here to rest and to be basically on the beach. I could not wait to walk on the shore, sip piña colada, swim on the clear water and get sand on my bikini. I’m feeling so good I could almost taste it. When we arrived, we were able to rent a tent, and choose a nice spot to start the day 🙂

the bracelet we should wear so that the guards and beach staff can identify us 🙂

What is beach without henna tattoos? 😉

The night came and the beach and us were inseparable. So we decided to go nearer the shore (not really near since they have this fence that separate us from the games held) and did a little bonfire and camped & we fell asleep on our tent and woke up at 6 then head back to our room to take a shower and prepare for our second day.

And so, we went to Sta. Fe Beach Club/Ogtong Cave (for free! Thank you Engr. Figurasyon! ) and enjoyed the cave, their beach, and tasted the BEST ever siomai and siopao. The nice thing about being here is that you can just bike around. And we had our bikes for free too! Going from the house to the cave, to sugar beach then back to the cave again and then finally settled back in our tent at sugar beach.

My 3day-trip felt like a week and it may not be enough, but I really had fun. I made new acquaintances, been at a different place (something to add on my list of travel), and been at my most favorite place in the world —beach. Life is all about risks and it requires you to jump. Don’t be the person who has to look back and wonder what they would’ve or could’ve had.