Friday, July 29, 2011

Junk And Other Stuff

I have a confession. I love to eat junk food. :( I try not to do it all the time but every other day or so when I come home from work and there's nothing [healthy] to eat yet, I reach for the junk food cabinet...
I'm not much of a sweet tooth, I mostly crave savory or salty/spicy/vinegary (is that a word?). My husband can't relate to this, he doesn't eat chips of any kind. Out of all that assortment he would probably only touch the egg cracklets (top right). Oh well, more for me. I almost always do get a reminder from him to drink a lot of water right after imbibing in junk food to flush all those MSG out of my system. Good husband.

Speaking of food again, my husband takes breakfast and lunch to work and uses our leftover containers which I hate to wash when he comes home because he brings a lot of them. We are using these containers from Rubbermaid to store our leftovers. So I got him two kits from Fit & Fresh, one for breakfast and one for lunch. That way I don't have to wash so many things...
The Nalgene water bottles came in a two-pack and together they can hold 1.5 L of water, enough for his work day. He used to bring my pink 1L Nalgene and an alex water bottle. I kinda felt sorry for him coz they weren't "manly" enough. Hehe...

Passed by the drugstore also yesterday to pick up some dishwashing liquid and something for me :) I'm liking this flavor of Carmex and love that it's not in a squeezable tube, which gets kinda goopy and messy. The lip balm sticks are great, less hassle and more hygienic. Also, my nails are a little yellow because I've been wearing a lot of nail polish lately so I hope this nail whitener from Essie works. I was trying to find a product called Yellow Out but I couldn't find it. I forgot what brand it is, maybe Sally Hansen. Oh well, this will have to do for now.
I have to clean and organize our medicine cabinet later, we have been through that thing like a tornado recently and it's a mess. There might be some meds that need to be thrown out too...

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Day 30

Blog: A photograph of yourself today + three good things that have happened in the past 30 days.
This was me today, we went to the park. We're battling a heat wave right now and our electric bill must be so high already :( I'm glad I completed my 30 day blog challenge. This will be the last post.

Now I'm supposed to enumerate three good things that have happened in the past month. First, I'm glad that my husband's feeling better... According to the doctor, it's a viral infection that he's had for the past five days. Now he no longer has a fever at night and his symptoms are less severe. I'm trying to take care of him as best as I could, even took two days off from work. Thankfully, my boss is very understanding :)

Second, our front and rear car bumpers are fixed! We've (well, mostly just my husband) been hoping to get rid of the marks from previous bumps, the guy who did the paint job did a really good job. Now our car looks semi-new :)

Third, our finances have improved and that is always good. Work is a blessing and even though there are challenging days we just take it in stride. Sulit naman when the paycheck comes every week :)

That's all folks! Hope you also have lots of wonderful blessings to be thankful for...

Friday, July 22, 2011

Day 29

Blog: Something that you could never get tired of doing.

Eventually, I get tired of doing everything - shopping, eating, watching movies... It's impossible not to... but something that I really like to do is... spend time with the one I love. I still consider my husband and I as newlyweds even if we were married over a year ago. I wish I could spend all my time with him, just to cuddle, talk and have fun. I hate it when he leaves for work or when I leave for work, I really miss him at the end of the day. I'm kind of baduy like that. Anyway, spending time with the one you love is something that you can't easily get tired of.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Day 28

Blog: Your favorite movie.
I LOVE this movie. It's really old though but I can't seem to get tired of watching it.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Two Timepieces

My husband and I went to the mall recently to buy a watch for him. He already has three watches but they're all silver metal watches so he wanted to switch it up a bit. We stopped by Fossil first and after much deliberation decided to get the one below on the left.
So we were walking along happily after his purchase, he even wore the watch right out of the store. Unfortunately, we decided to pass by another watch store (I don't know why we didn't make that our first stop) and saw the Kenneth Cole one on the right. He was smitten and fell in love with it instantly, plus it was much cheaper than the first watch we bought. He ended up getting two watches on the same afternoon.

Day 27

Blog: Put your iPod on shuffle and list the first 10 songs.

1. New York State of Mind - Billy Joel
2. Invincible - Christian Bautista
3. One Step At A Time - Jordin Sparks
4. Run To You - Whitney Houston
5. She's The One - Robbie Williams
6. Listen - Beyoncé
7. Rainbow - South Border
8. Be My World - Milky
9. Woman - John Lennon
10. You're Just Too Good To Be True - Burt Bacharach

Mad About Soap

My husband and I are fans of foaming hand soap. Not only is it easier to use (no more slippery bars dropping into the sink), but I feel that it's also more hygienic. Personally, if I'm a visitor in someone's home, I don't like to use their bar soap coz I don't know how many hands have touched it... but that's just me.
Anyway, we stocked up on these anti-bacterial hand soaps from Bath and Body Works, in my opinion, they smell better. I don't really like super fruity flavors so we got the milder scents: eucalyptus mint, aqua blossom, kitchen lemon, coconut lime verbena, white citrus and summer escape. They do have dozens more of other flavors.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Day 26

Blog: Think back to how you were 5 years ago. How have you changed since then?

2006 seems like such a long time ago. I was still adjusting to the work scene, still struggling with my first job. But it felt good to be finally making (and spending) my own money, without having to rely on my parents. It's a great feeling. I was certainly a little bit more carefree back then since I didn't really pay a lot of bills. I was still very immature and sometimes kinda stupid, five years really gave me a little bit of wisdom brought about by experience.

It's good to look back once in a while to see where you've been and how far you've come. A lot of mistakes made, a lot of knowledge gained, a lot lessons learned, sometimes the hard way. Anyway, all I wanted to say was that I'll never trade my experiences, my ups and downs, for anything because it made me who I am today.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Day 25

Blog: Something that you miss.

I miss being a child. Being carefree and being dependent on my parents. I miss playing all day, not having to work, not having to pay bills, not being responsible for anything. Sadly, I will never get that back and childhood will forever be a fond memory. I was playing with my friend's 8-year old daughter today and it struck me how different my childhood was from hers. She had better toys, games, books, activities, and opportunities while we only had the necessities... Still, I could relate to her fun and happiness because I remember what it was like. Every child should have the opportunity to just be a child and act like a child. Kids these days seem to grow up too quickly, wearing make-up/slutty clothes too soon, acting like they're mature and independent when clearly they're not. Honestly, there's plenty of time to do that when you're older :) Don't grow up too fast little ones...

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Day 24

Blog: What's in your purse?
Purse is a gray Old Navy leatherette hobo. Not a lot inside since my only errand so far is to drop my husband off at work. Anyway here's what's inside...

cellphone - my Blackberry is inside that brown Fossil case.
wallet - black billfold from Ralph Lauren.
sunglasses - this pair is from Charles & Keith.
car keys
house keys
lipbalm - my lips are chapped again so I'm religiously using Carmex.

That's it!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Day 23

Blog: 20 facts about you.

1. I got married to my 4th grade classmate.
2. I'm the eldest of 4 children and the only girl.
3. I was born left-handed but got switched when I was young.
4. I went to 5 different grade schools and 2 high schools.
5. I moved around a lot growing up.
6. I play the piano, also some clarinet and violin.
7. I love shopping, especially for shoes and bags.
8. I passed my road test on the first try.
9. I was recently diagnosed with mitral valve prolapse.
10. I am a bargain hunter and love it when I get a good deal.
11. I traveled solo in Europe.
12. I gained 10 pounds since I got married.
13. I'm lactose intolerant.
14. I crave salty food instead of sweet.
15. I have one mole between my eyes and another between my boobs. They line up perfectly.
16. I love watching sunsets from our balcony.
17. My favorite food is lumpia.
18. I'm addicted to Word Mole on my Blackberry. My top score is 10,689.
19. I do the AMNY's crossword puzzle everyday and most of the time finish it in under 20 minutes.
20. I know the horoscope's not real but if mine's good I have a happier day :) Weird, I know.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Day 22

Blog: Bullet your whole day.

  • Slept late last night [actually, early morning]
  • Got up @ 7am to clean the house and wash the dishes from last night's get together with friends.
  • Soaked up the sun in the beach, that's twice in the past week already. Different beach though...
  • Lost my favorite pair of sunglasses from Banana Republic :( [I guess it's time to get a new one!]
  • Went to our church's garage sale but it was over and they already made a lot of money so....
  • Trip to the mall with a tired husband, shopped in Gymboree for our godchildren [all 3 of them], got underwear and shirts at Aeropostale and got blush and foundation from MAC.
  • Shopping online for a new tent. Can't decide between a Coleman and a Wenzel.
  • Dead tired from a busy day with lots of driving. Can't wait to go to bed...

Friday, July 8, 2011

Vicky's Secret

Sis-in-law wanted some stuff from VS. I'm not really a fan, I find their scents too cloying. Anyway, I got her some body mists, shower gel, lotion (so many flavors to chose from!) and some underwear. Can't believe how much they charge for a bra there, it's ridiculous... Oh well, anything to keep a sister happy :)

Day 21

Blog: A photo of something that makes you happy.
I love gorgeous sunsets! This was one of them, taken last July 4. That and of course my husband makes me happy :)

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Day 20

Blog: The meaning behind your blog name.


When I started this blog, I wanted an easy catchy title and since I was kinda into fashion then I thought why not have the word chic in there - nice, short and easy. Then I added pinay because, well, that's self-explanatory...

[embracing the clutter in my head]

This I got from a Chris Rock quote years ago, he said, "I embrace the clutter in my head." I thought why not incorporate that into my blog title as well. I enjoy a lot of things, I do a lot of things, I think about a lot of things, and most of it are really trivial and frivolous - basically cluttering up my mind, hehe... So there's my revelation.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Day 19

Blog: Another picture of yourself.
Been really busy the past few days hence the lapse in blogging. This was taken the day before yesterday - cooling down with a dutch chocolate soft-serve in the middle of Times Square. Was up 21 hours that day, exhausting!

Monday, July 4, 2011

Day 18

Blog: Something you crave a lot.
For some reason, I really like the skin and gravy of Jollibee's Chickenjoy. I want to eat it now! I know it's sooo unhealthy but it's just sooo good!

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Day 17

Blog: Your celebrity crush.
Until now I still haven't gotten over my Pierce Brosnan crush. He's just so handsome and ages really well. His James Bond and Thomas Crowne Affair movies really make me kilig, I hope he's also as smooth, charming, and crazy good-looking in real life as well as on the big screen...

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Day 16

Blog: A photo of you and your family.
Me and my family. I also gained another family on my husband's side so my family circle is growing. We hope in the near future we can create our own little family with a bunch of kids. We'll see... :)

Friday, July 1, 2011

Day 15

Blog: Something you don't leave your house without.
There are a lot of things I need to bring with me whenever I go out, I guess I'm just a little high maintenance... Anyway, they are really basic things - wallet, cellphone with holder, keys, pen (this one my friend gave me from India), lipstick, lip balm (my lips are chapped right now), sample perfume (for when you need a little refresher), hand lotion, hair tie, and something to eat.