Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Christmas Gifts

Merry, even miles and miles away from my love ones, making Christmas holidays different at home is a timeless possibility.
I was pretty sick and became a flu victim since the last few days.
My writing is subtle.
My blogging is uncertain.
I've got difficulties and I sincerely wish to regain my health before the new year comes.
Beyond this, I will still share to you perhaps a little comfort of gifts which I narrowed down below that keeps my spirit warm all season through.

New planner, perfect for my day to day to-do list.
May 14. Special.
Map + Planner = just cool
Another wrapped gifts + candy cane! 
My friend arrived from a trip and she brought me these beautiful pieces from Dubai. Sweet.
Wooden bracelet
Wooden bracelet
Screw the turkey on Christmas eve. Okay, those hands with ostentatious nail polish are actually not mine :( 

There, I feel better! And I hopefully get back on my feet and enjoy the bliss of a regular life.

greetings, aileen

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Merry Christmas

Winter days means frosty days, and even if it is quite chilly here, it is still crisp and great to have a laid-back minute and freely take the pleasure of having a simple gift for myself - a cup of strawberry ice cream with haribo candies.yummy.

The magic of Christmas comes gracious as we bring tender smiles to our love ones,  friends and neighbors. And we continued our prayers for those people who are suffering from a disaster like the Cagayan De Oro and Iligan City in the Philippines that they will still keep their spirits warm.

I wish you all a jolly, merry and cherished holiday season!


Friday, December 16, 2011

Further On

I was literally hidden and invisible as I seem to some of you. I know no words serve as a reason of my lack of posts. Still, I am in firm certainty finding my blog as an outlet of creativity, yet at some point, I was dissuading with ideas and fostered into idleness. My indolence is atrocious.
I feel I owe you a lot and the following photos are just behind the sneak peek during my absence.
Let's get started.

When I was in high school I was glued to Elle Magazine. In college I always bought a copy of Glamour or Vogue. But if you are living in a world that is only restricted to few things, you have no option but confine yourself to what is available.
I spend a large amount of time watching movies. They fascinated me and I watched some of them on repeat. They are my entry world to things that I wish some of the situations would put me into existence. They catapulted me into devouring sensational scenes.

I love these words by Andy Warhol:
“What’s great about this country is that the riches consumers buys essentially the same things as the poorest. A coke is a coke and no amount of money can get you a better coke than the one on the bum on the corner is drinking. All the cokes are the same and all the cokes are good”
Above all, I cannot withstand the very important notion that I made friends with many interesting bloggers. And I feel that this blog has a way of pushing me into positive direction.
 Many thanks to Claudia for leaving a sincere and genuine message on my last post. You aspire me and gave me back my confidence.
I have to finish by thanking all those who continuously visited and sent comments on my blog. It is truly humbling and amazingly touching. I'll get in touch with you soon.


Sunday, November 20, 2011

Eleven Minutes by Paulo Coelho

My rundown:
Paulo Coelho's Eleven Minutes novel is the story of Maria, a girl from a distant town of Brazil who explores an unusual relationship with herself. Maria's persistent attempts to have her dream fortune landed her to work as a prostitute in Switzerland. But each duration will only make her find out the many brilliant facets to her personality more than sexuality, and discovering what it is exactly she wants for herself. 

Filipino curiosity:
One of the characters in the novel is Nyah, a prostitute from the Philippines who is the only real female friend of Maria .

My favorite quotes:
"Dreaming is pleasant as long as you are not forced to put your dreams into practice."

"She would find it easier to admit that her husband had betrayed her than to reveal the real state of her wardrobe."

"Freedom only exist when love is present."

"Love is not to be found in someone else, but in ourselves; we simply awaken it. But in order to do that. We need the other person. The universe only make sense when we have someone to share our feelings with."

I'm not gonna confess the thorough details of the novel to keep the thrill to those who didn't read it yet.
I still continue the tradition of reading, which I firmly believe the most effective habit to foster one's knowledge. A book is my entryway to another world. They bring me to places that I may not have the chance to visit.
I borrowed this novel from a friend a few days back right after she finished reading. I use to purchase books but after the deluge I was wondering how I'm going to fit all of them in my case. I do still purchase some of them, but having friends who gloriously collects books has its happy advantages, I am able to borrow them. Why I must spend and keep something that I might read only once, when I know I can still devour them for free.

happy reading!
greetings, aileen

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

November Comfort Buys

The other night, I've canceled my evening plans and rush over with my group of friends to haunt the mall.
Look what I bought for myself and for my girl.

For me!
Belted quilted pouch bag from Jane Norman
Coat from Costa Blanca
Orange top from Forever 21
Studded men's belt from Dep / Animal print belt and orange bangle from AandM

For my girl!
Dress from Red Tag
Swimsuit from City Max
Jacket from Osh Kosh
Bag from Lifestyle
Accessories/Jewelry set from Claire's Club
Dinner at La Pasta Fresca. I had my favorite classic pasta with garlic bread. 

I believe in retail therapy. I often indulge it but am always well within my limits. I think there is nothing like retail therapy for a woman after a tough day at work.

greetings, aileen

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Duran Duran & The Supermodels radiates in Girl Panic!

I hardly had an extreme doubt if I should post this, in view of the fact that this topic is already gone viral all over the net, but I can't put an end to my excitement, it was a shock to my system that Duran Duran brought together five of the 80s and 90s Supermodel legends to cast as actual bands by responding interviews/acting a scene/lip-synching in their new music video "Girl Panic" directed by Jonas Akerlund (who directed Lady Gaga's "Telephone" video and Kate Moss Dior Addict commercial) .
I am still filled with wonder on how they successfully come up together, but my excitement won't stop there, the Supermodels are also on the cover of Harper's Bazaar UK with Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana who are also both present on the set with a brief cameo on the video.

Helena Christensen, Danish (born December 25, 1968)
as drummer Roger Taylor
Naomi Campbell, British (born May 22, 1970)
as frontman Simon Le Bon
Eva Herzigova, Czech (born March 10, 1973)
as keyboardist Nick Rhodes
Yasmin Le Bon, British Iranian (born October 29, 1964), married to Simon Le Bon
as their unnamed Guitarist.
Cindy Crawford, American (born February 20, 1966)
as bassist John Taylor

The video already hit Youtube on November 8, 2011 and the total views hastily soared within 6 days.
Though I like better Duran Duran's "Ordinary World", yet somehow I had been profoundly impressed with this new video's drenching up of pretty models in rock-and-roll glitz and glamour, and the amazingly wrapped of fashion where in every place sparkles with camera flashes, leather, champagne, mascara and etc. And I would care to add up that the real Duran Duran members played the supporting role such as waiter, bellboy, media and chauffeur. 

But you know what the Supers have in common? They are still fashionable with enviable size figures at their age! Hands down to the supers! yey!

images via,,, l video via

Friday, November 11, 2011

French Toast : The Hidden Fairy Way

French toast is one delicious way to start my breakfast meal. I am aware that there are numerous ways on this popular morning-time food, but here is my recipe from a scratch that delightfully appeals to my taste.
It is quick and easy. And the good thing - some ingredients are completely optional.

Main Ingredients:
2 eggs
1/3 cup low fat milk
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
4 slices of two-day-old bread
maple syrup but I also use sugar free pancake syrup
Optional Ingredients:
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
1 tablespoon sugar
strawberry jam
Break the eggs into a shallow bowl and add the milk.
Using the whisk beat together until eggs are thoroughly well incorporated. 
Add and whisk in the sugar, cinnamon and vanilla.
Dip each bread into the bowl and flip it to ensure that both sides are coated by the egg and milk mixture.
Place the frying pan onto the stove top and melt some butter on medium heat. 
Place the bread into the surface of the hot frying pan.
Flip the bread over a few times.
Fry until golden brown or according to the desired level.
Remove to a warmed platter and serve hot.
Serve with maple/pancake syrup or honey.
And if available, a strawberry jam with a lot of passion.

Delicious goodness.
This Friday morning, I enjoyed a cinnamon sweet treat with regulated amount of calories (hope I'm nutritionally right) to fuel the start of my day!

greetings, aileen