Thursday, May 3, 2012

The Versatile Blogger Award

I know I am a bit of slack these days. As much as I want to be ubiquitous in the bloggermania, thus far I was compelled with work duties. Time has not bet in favor. My mate went for a holiday and I was chosen to be the replacement during her leave, it surely make sense to me now that one cannot serve two masters at the same time. My mind is heavy-handed to blog for a while. 

Nonetheless, I am back and there is no stopping for me today. I need to blog.

First off, I previously posted that I applied a particular template in my blog. I have this mania to simplify everything, but I've been struggling with some of the widgets and my posts takes time to load. I need the old template back.

Second off, I won't let this day without thanking my fellow blogger Sarah Karin for the Versatile Blogger Award. Whew! I can't wipe the smile off my face when I found out. Once you visit her blog, you'll instantly greeted by her cutting edge and first-rate photos. Her skills are just amazing. I confessed I am one of her constant visitor. Got to say, big thanks Sarah!

The rules:
  1. Pass it on to 15 other bloggers.
    • I am grateful to pass this award to all of you my fellow bloggers. The more the merrier! Right?
  2. Tell 7 things about yourself. 
    • Read it here. Oh, and it's even more than 7.
  3. Mention the person who gave you this award.
    • As mentioned above.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Bits and Pieces

Papyrus Frame
My Egyptian co-worker brought me this papyrus present from his holiday.
At first sight, I know for instance this is the perfect piece for my empty and unused frame.
Those sunnies are from Aldo. I'm happy that it complements and fit precisely with the shape of my face.
While the belt is from New Look. It is mustard. It is the last piece. It is sale. 
Coffee is one perk that my boss loves to splurge. And he indiscreetly wanted me to be
extra attentive at work by giving me this bag of - none other than - Coffee.
Take Out
Due to photo purposes I kept the sliced tomatoes here and removed them as soon as I started to eat.
Thumbs up for this mouthwatering and appetizing dinner meal.
The mystery of Cheedar Cheese. My great source of calcium.
I received this unexpected letter almost two weeks ago.
The excitement cast down when they put the Arabic language inside the letter and unreadable by me.
My super bad habit of eating at my desk. I still experienced joy when I tasted the take out
Philly Steak Quesadillas for brunch the other day. The portion is quite small for the price, still yummy though.
Egg McMuffin + Hotcakes
It was a delightful take out breakfast today morning. The MucMuffin is superb. The Counter Attendant
failed to remember that a syrup and butter will make my hotcakes more pleasing.
Reminded myself - please check before you leave.
Borrowed these DVDs for weekend. I know I will have fun watching them alone tomorrow.
While it does seem incredible to post them by category, I like that I do something slightly different again. But I have to admit the short bits make my extensive list more precise. The above has been happening to me for the past days, weeks. And I treated my camera like a journal, I click and click and click that come to pass until I settle to gather them.
Some of you may already noticed about my new layout on the previous post. Don't be surprised, I just applied the dynamic view available in the template. I was captivated by the simplicity and immaculate design. The only downside - some widgets can't be seen.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Blessed with Curves

A typical model is usually visible in all sorts of medium as gracefully thin and most likely as gaunt as possible, the kind of promoting pro-anorexia. And yours truly, who resorts to unhealthy habits of eating is impossible to achieve it. These made me celebrate women who are blessed with curves and embrace their body shapes with no reason at all to join the skinny-craze bandwagon. They know how to flaunt their curves in a flawlessly healthy, lean, beautiful and desirable way.

Kate Winslet
"I'd much rather be known as some curvy Kate than as some skinny stick."
Katherine Heigl
“I’m too lazy and I like food and I like my free time too much to spend it working out!”
 Gemma Arterton
"I dress like a woman and wear a lot of couture because it's made for real women with curves. I'm a size ten, which I don't think is big."
 Amanda Bynes
"I feel better when I'm fit, but I don't like to work out. I used to say, "I'm young; I don't need to." But I do feel my body changing. I just can't eat pizza at midnight without waking up feeling really bloated. I try eating healthy, but it's hard. All I want is frozen yogurt with chocolate chips and waffles!"
Vanessa Hudgens
"Confidence is key. Sometimes, you need to look like you're confident even when you're not."
Salma Hayek
"I act tall! But look how short I am...I can't even act to be tall. I'm five-two. I can't even create the illusion that I am tall!"
Hayden Panettiere
"I've always had a mad addiction to salt. I've been known to pick the salt off of pretzels and eat it!"
Monica Bellucci
"When I eat with my friends, it is a moment of real pleasure, when I really enjoy my life."
 Kim Kardashian
"Of course, I struggle with insecure moments. I wish I didn't but I love to eat! Especially sweets. And I'll say it, I think my thighs are jiggly and I have cellulite. Not let's move on! Because when I put the time in at the gym, I'm confident. You have to feel good to look good."
Scarlett Johansson
"I`m curvy - I`m never going to be 5` 11` and 120 pounds. But I feel lucky to have what I`ve got."
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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

New Shoes, New You

by Jackie Clark  

Walking into the office in a killer black pantsuit that is tailored to fit a woman’s body perfectly, a pair of six inch Louboutins and a handbag that screams “I am the epitome of a fashionable, successful woman” is what all women want when they go to work. When they go to dinner they want to walk into a restaurant in an amazing designer dress and smile to themselves as heads turn and looks of envy are evident on every face in the building. No matter what the situation, looking great makes a woman feel like the most powerful, confident woman in the room; and she needs that to help keep her self-esteem healthy.

Every woman has a bad day from time to time; the day nothing goes right, her hair isn’t cooperating and her favorite outfit just isn’t looking as amazing as it typically does. Those days happen and women know that. However, for women dealing with mesothelioma cancer, those days happen more often than not. Unfortunately, when dealing with cancer and treatment, a woman needs her sense of confidence, self-esteem and her feelings of power more than ever. How a woman feels about herself is directly related to the health of her immune system; feelings of depression and sadness can have a negative effect on the immune system, which is the system that fights disease and illness. To make sure a woman’s immune system is at its strongest, she needs to feel good about herself and the best way to make sure that happens is to look to fashion for the answers. 

Because a woman’s confidence level is directly related to how she perceives herself, it is imperative she feels beautiful. This is not a vanity thing; this is a health fact. The more gorgeous a woman feels, the better her mood, the higher her self-esteem and the more powerful she feels. A woman in a great outfit and killer shoes feels like she can conquer the world and that’s exactly the attitude she needs to have to face her cancer head on.

For an immediate self-esteem boost, a new hairstyle always works. Highlights, low lights and a new cut will have a woman feeling glamorous. Add to that a new outfit, jewelry and shoes and she will feel like the most powerful and confident woman on the planet. In the right shoes, cancer will seem like nothing to a woman. Fashion has a way of making women feel good; the materials, styles and designs of clothing can make a woman feel beautiful and confident. Cancer patients should make it a habit to put on an outfit they love, do their hair and makeup and face the world in great shoes.

No matter cancer diagnosis a woman faces, she must remember that life is for the living. Take over cancer and look beautiful doing it. Fashion is a great way to feel confident and forget even just for a moment that cancer has invaded such a private and personal space. Remember that no matter what you are beautiful and can still look amazing with or with out cancer.

Read more about 
Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance and visit Jackie Clark's blog. 

The best part of being a blogger isn't just about my trivial activities.

It's getting the chance to share awareness on important areas of the society.
This time, I feel fortunate to have my guest Ms. Jackie Clark.
It was worth noting her article and made me more realize the importance of self-image.
There are plenty of ways we can support this campaign to minimize the weight of sadness
they are dealing by encouraging them that each new day is a gift that should be
fashionably appreciated in spite of any living condition.

Thanks for reading!

Friday, March 16, 2012

Eleven, Eleven and Another Eleven

Itin tagged me more than two weeks ago, and it took me a while to finally complete the post.
It is my first time to be tagged and I want this post to be extra fun and memorable.
Now, be prepared to be hailed with words from The Hidden Fairy.

Please repost the rules of this tagging game:
*Post 11 random things about yourself.
*Answer the tagged questions.
*Create 11 new questions for the people you tag to answer.

Let's get connected, add me on Facebook.
greetings, aileen

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Where should I wear you?

These are four lovely dresses from Zara that captivated my heart this season.
If ever I will have the chance to wear them it well surely turn me into a serious feminine darling.
I don't feel nervous being ladylike, I just fell in love with how they brought together the blend of romanticism
and uniqueness of these pieces. It bothers me that I do not have the perfect reason to purchase them.
Did I tell you, women here are required to wear Abaya (robe-like black dress) to cover us every time we go out of public? I would be so damn dead if I wear them on casual days because of the so-called dress code.
I do not regularly go to private parties where the only freedom is. It would be ironic if these lovely dresses were on my possession and they would only fill my closet with shame. Sigh.

Fine Pleated Chiffon Dress from Zara TRF
Open Back Little Star Dress from Zara TRF
Embroidered Dress from Zara TRF
V-Back dress from Zara Woman
all photos via

I wish you a great time and may you all have the amazing reasons where to wear your favorite dress!

greetings, aileen

Friday, March 9, 2012

Storm or Shine

Last week, the city was camouflage in severe sandstorm and the air was filled with powdery and chalky dust which gave me reason to cover-up my face with scarf. The temperature felt so cold, and I was almost struck with intense flu if I didn't alleviate with some preventive medicine.

This week, here is the picture after the catastrophic storm. I failed to notice rain wash away the mess.
The luminescence from the bright sun is a hint of a brilliant and mild cold weather on the way.

Meanwhile, I am now able to update my Facebook,
add me
Have a blooming weekend everyone!
greetings, aileen