Tuesday, December 28, 2010

A Colorful Zebra XD

This cute zebra with colorful feet was from a kendo classmate. Doumo! (^^,)

Monday, December 27, 2010

Mango and Jelly (^.^)

My dad made one of the whole family's favorite desserts again XD It's basically fruit, jelly, milk, and cream, and he has made various kinds of combination before. This time, he just made it with fresh mangoes, green jelly, and clear jelly XD

Diced Mangoes and Green Jelly

Clear jelly is added~ :3

The clear jelly look like ice cubes :3

Milk! :3

Milky Mangoes and Jelly!

A Whole Can of Cream

Time to mix it all well.

Time to devour.

A Cow Among Motorcycles

Tell me, you DO see a cow among the parked motorcycles, right? Or at least a Huge Cowhead. XD

Friday, December 24, 2010

It's Christmas Eve

And it's going to be our first Christmas in this house (^.^)

I have a few days left before the new year comes, meaning just a few days to clear all my clutter and have all my things in their proper places. (^^U) But, no reason to panic. I have been quite productive lately.

This morning my friend Cecille came by to visit and drop off her gifts; I gave her mine and passed on to her a Hiragana and Katakana book. She's currently studying and advancing in her Spanish language lessons, but she is also increasing her German and Japanese on the side. She's been quite busy, and I found out she is selling organic stuff, some of which I already use, so I might probably buy from her (^.^)

Actually I don't feel as Christmasy as I normally do around this time of year. It's not really a bad thing; it's more of an observation I just had. In any case, I am using all this time before the year ends to put things (physical, mental, and emotional) in their right places, if they have any place at all.

He* starts working today after a temporary vacation. Sometimes the intensity lessens, but more often than not, it is there, like a resounding kiai. I still wish, everyday.

So. We will be having lunch in a while; my sister's joining us. I hope to make this day another productive and cheerful day. Cecille's visit was a nice way to start my day and her presence was very refreshing. After that I did some chores in the kitchen since my mom had to attend to some things someplace, and I had green tea and food for the gods for breakfast. Then I started on a language material that I intend to contribute to a translation site, as a volunteer. Now I continue moving blog content from the old one to here.

I hope he's okay. Sometimes I ache T.T

BUT, then again, cheer up! The weather is lovely and there will always be music.

* The journalist, K

Thursday, December 16, 2010

First Thoughts

What usually are your first thoughts in the morning? Mine differ, though lately my first thought always has something to do with someone leaving, and more recently, about someone* having left already, and the thoughts are often followed by some lingering ache.

Anyway *tries to brush off achey residues* this morning was so weird XD

First thought: Oh darn he is no longer here and is so far away! (immediately followed by ache)

IMMEDIATE second thought: What is the kanji for mado again? (tries to write the kanji in the air, the ache immediately replaced by the compulsion to remember the kanji)

So, though I was still somewhat dizzy from sleepiness, I crawled towards my closet to get the dictionary and checked if I remembered the kanji of mado correctly. (I did *smug look*)

Somehow, thank you kanji of mado for distracting me from this morning's ache. 

* The journalist, K

Mrrrrrr XD

An apple, with nail marks.

"A wishing apple in my hands(Heavy Starry Chain, TommyHeavenly6)

I remember holding on to it with both hands, taking in its pleasant smell, as I stood beside him*, and when I realized he was looking down at me, and he suddenly spoke to me, my nails dug into the apple (^^U)

*The journalist, K

Monday, December 13, 2010

My New Muji Mess-Keepers XD

So I have been looking for shelves to place inside my huge tall closets so I can maximize the space. I was thinking of having them specially made though I was not sure how much that would all cost. I tried checking out the department store but I couldn't find anything with just the right size. Then, early this week, my sister told me she found shelves in Muji which might be just what I need, plus they are quite reasonably priced - most of the shelves are belowP2,000. So we made plans to check them out today and ta-dah, now I have 4 new shelves XD I have yet to assemble them with some help from my dad, most probably tomorrow. I can't wait to fix and organize my things, all piled up and messy. This way I can also pick out things for another garage sale that we will be having some time soon. When my things are organized I will be able to find the materials I need for my craft projects XD I'm so glad I found and bought those shelves (^^,)

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

For the Girls

A little something for Christmas, for all my girl friends (^_^)

Post Clutter-Clearing Garage Sale

Last week, we had a whole-day garage sale - most items were sold for 10, 20, 30, 40, and 50 pesos. The only "expensive" items were the corporate clothes set, the electric hair curler, and the rice cooker, which were between 100 to 250 pesos. Apart from two really crappy buyers (one man who kept saying "you are so rich, you should just give this item to me", and one fat pimply woman who refused to pay 10 pesos for an item), almost everyone who came bought and left cheerfully.


So we grouped all the merchandise according to their prices, and packed each item or set of items carefully and nicely to show that they are still in good condition, or were hardly used, or unused.

Just some of the merchandise

Fairly enough, I earned enough to pay some bills by selling things I no longer have a need or use for (^.^)

Earnings within the first couple of hours of the garage sale

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Cheesecake and Coffee

Went over to Figaro: Mediterranean Strawberry Cheesecake and Coffee

Arugula for Dinner

During one of our Fringe marathon nights, my sister and I had (a mountain of) arugula, Gouda, and crackers for dinner. I LOVE arugula. 

Red Bean Ice Bar

So here is the Red Bean Ice Bar that I bought with the other Korean goodies before:

Red Bean Ice Bar

I LOVE this ice bar.

Korean Ice Kream!

One evening, my sister and I went for a trip to the Korean Mart nearby, leaving with several kinds of ice cream XD I took the one with the plastic jug inside containing chocolate ice, taiyaki with ice cream filling (together with the red bean), and a red bean ice bar, which is not in this post, but which I totally love too.

Lights and the Nativity

A few days after they put up the tree, my dad put up the lights outside the house and my mom put together the nativity set. One evening, my sister came to visit to see them.

They were all looking up at the blinking lights.

The Nativity

The Three Wise Men - and now I know what was up with the frankincense and myrrh:

Is is just me or is the sheep smiling at the camera? Or perhaps at something behind me.

This young man seems to be warily (nervously) watching the sheep from the corner of his eyes.

Yay, the cats made it after their long journey.

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