Friday, July 30, 2010


Love is not something you (can) learn. It is something we all know by birth, only that we realize its full potential when we mature. However, this website, RomanceClass caught my eye because of these wonder-wonderful love letters. Copied and pasted all love letters here... but do send this week's follow friday some love.

Beethoven - Love Letters of Great Men

July 6, in the morning

My angel, my all, my very self - Only a few words today and at that with pencil (with yours) - Not till tomorrow will my lodgings be definitely determined upon - what a useless waste of time - Why this deep sorrow when necessity speaks - can our love endure except through sacrifices, through not demanding everything from one another; can you change the fact that you are not wholly mine, I not wholly thine - Oh God, look out into the beauties of nature and comfort your heart with that which must be - Love demands everything and that very justly - thus it is to me with you, and to your with me. But you forget so easily that I must live for me and for you; if we were wholly united you would feel the pain of it as little as I - My journey was a fearful one; I did not reach here until 4 o'clock yesterday morning. Lacking horses the post-coach chose another route, but what an awful one; at the stage before the last I was warned not to travel at night; I was made fearful of a forest, but that only made me the more eager - and I was wrong. The coach must needs break down on the wretched road, a bottomless mud road. Without such postilions as I had with me I should have remained stuck in the road. Esterhazy, traveling the usual road here, had the same fate with eight horses that I had with four - Yet I got some pleasure out of it, as I always do when I successfully overcome difficulties - Now a quick change to things internal from things external. We shall surely see each other soon; moreover, today I cannot share with you the thoughts I have had during these last few days touching my own life - If our hearts were always close together, I would have none of these. My heart is full of so many things to say to you - ah - there are moments when I feel that speech amounts to nothing at all - Cheer up - remain my true, my only treasure, my all as I am yours. The gods must send us the rest, what for us must and shall be -

Your faithful LUDWIG.





These letters were found in Beethoven's desk after he died. They were not addressed to anybody, so it is impossible to know who he was writing to. Historians feel they were written to a married woman who he loved dearly, and who was leaving the city at the time of these letters.

Beethoven - Love Letters of Great Men

Evening, Monday, July 6

You are suffering, my dearest creature - only now have I learned that letters must be posted very early in the morning on Mondays to Thursdays - the only days on which the mail-coach goes from here to K. - You are suffering - Ah, wherever I am, there you are also - I will arrange it with you and me that I can live with you. What a life!!! thus!!! without you - pursued by the goodness of mankind hither and thither - which I as little want to deserve as I deserve it - Humility of man towards man - it pains me - and when I consider myself in relation to the universe, what am I and what is He - whom we call the greatest - and yet - herein lies the divine in man - I weep when I reflect that you will probably not receive the first report from me until Saturday - Much as you love me - I love you more - But do not ever conceal yourself from me - good night - As I am taking the baths I must go to bed - Oh God - so near! so far! Is not our love truly a heavenly structure, and also as firm as the vault of heaven?






These letters were found in Beethoven's desk after he died. They were not addressed to anybody, so it is impossible to know who he was writing to. Historians feel they were written to a married woman who he loved dearly, and who was leaving the city at the time of these letters. 

Beethoven - Love Letters of Great Men

Good morning, on July 7

Though still in bed, my thoughts go out to you, my Immortal Beloved, now and then joyfully, then sadly, waiting to learn whether or not fate will hear us - I can live only wholly with you or not at all - Yes, I am resolved to wander so long away from you until I can fly to your arms and say that I am really at home with you, and can send my soul enwrapped in you into the land of spirits - Yes, unhappily it must be so - You will be the more contained since you know my fidelity to you. No one else can ever possess my heart - never - never - Oh God, why must one be parted from one whom one so loves. And yet my life in V is now a wretched life - Your love makes me at once the happiest and the unhappiest of men - At my age I need a steady, quiet life - can that be so in our connection? My angel, I have just been told that the mailcoach goes every day - therefore I must close at once so that you may receive the letter at once - Be calm, only by a calm consideration of our existence can we achieve our purpose to live together - Be calm - love me - today - yesterday - what tearful longings for you - you - you - my life - my all - farewell. Oh continue to love me - never misjudge the most faithful heart of your beloved.

ever thine
ever mine
ever ours





These letters were found in Beethoven's desk after he died. They were not addressed to anybody, so it is impossible to know who he was writing to. Historians feel they were written to a married woman who he loved dearly, and who was leaving the city at the time of these letters.

This is the letter Mr. Big quotes at the wedding with Carrie in Sex and the City. 

Voltaire - Love Letters of Great Men

The Hague 1713

I am a prisoner here in the name of the King;
they can take my life, but not the love that I feel for you.

Yes, my adorable mistress, to-night I shall see you, if I had to put my head on the block to do it.

For heaven's sake, do not speak to me in such disastrous terms as you write; you must live and be cautious; beware of Madame your mother as of your worst enemy.

What do I say?

Beware of everybody; trust no one; keep yourself in readiness, as soon as the moon is visible; I shall leave the hotel incognito, take a carriage or a chaise, we shall drive like the wind to Sheveningen; I shall take paper and ink with me; we shall write our letters.

If you love me, reassure yourself; and call all your strength and presence of mind to your aid; do not let your mother notice anything, try to have your pictures, and be assured that the menace of the greatest tortures will not prevent me to serve you.

No, nothing has the power to part me from you; our love is based upon virtue, and will last as long as our lives.

Adieu, there is nothing that I will not brave for your sake; you deserve much more than that.

Adieu, my dear heart!

Arout
(Voltaire)





Voltaire was a brilliant French writer and thinker of the 1700s. He was imprisoned several times for speaking out against the government. For fifteen years he was the passionate lover of the Marquise Gabrielle - a brilliant woman in her own right. Together they studied thousands of books and discussed all topics under the sun. 

Vincent Van Gogh - Love Letters of Great Men

September 7, 1881

Life has become very dear to me, and I am very glad that I love. My life and my love are one. "But you are faced with a 'no, never never'" is your reply. My answer to that is, "Old boy, for the present I look upon that 'no, never never' as a block of ice which I press to my heart to thaw."





Vincent Van Gogh is perhaps most famous for his yellow sunflower painting. He lived in Holland in the 1800s. He was desperately in love with his cousin, but his cousin refused to marry him. This letter was written by Vincent to his brother, Theo, talking about his love for his cousin. 

Mozart - Love Letters of Great Men

October 17, 1790

...

PS

While I was writing the last page, tear after tear fell on the paper. But I must cheer up - catch! - An astonishing number of kisses are flying about - The deuce! - I see a whole crowd of them! Ha! Ha!...I have just caught three - They are delicious! - You can still answer this letter, but you must address your reply to Linz, Poste Restante - That is the safest course. As I do not yet know for certain whether I shall go to Regensburg, I can't tell you anything definite. Just write on the cover that the letter is to be kept until called for.

Adieu - Dearest, most beloved little wife - Take care of your health - and don't think of walking into town. Do write and tell me how you like our new quarters - Adieu. I kiss you millions of times.





Mozart was a child prodigy of the 1700s who wowed the courts of Austria. He was an amazing pianist who wrote numerous famous works. He wrote this letter to his wife, Constanze. 

Dylan Thomas - Love Letters of Great Men

March 16, 1950

Cat: my cat: If only you would write to me: My love, oh Cat.

This is not, as it seems from the address above, a dive, a joint, saloon, etc. but the honourable & dignified headquarters of the dons of the University of Chicago.

I love you. That is all I know. But all I know, too, is that I am writing into space: the kind of dreadful, unknown space I am just going to enter. I am going to Iowa, Illinois, Idaho, Indindiana, but these, though mis-spelt, *are* on the map. You are not.

Have you forgotten me? I am the man you used to say you loved. I used to sleep in your arms - do you remember? But you never write. You are perhaps mindless of me. I am not of you. I love you.

There isn't a moment of any hideous day when I do not say to myself. 'It will be alright. I shall go home. Caitlin loves me. I love Caitlin.' But perhaps you have forgotten. If you have forgotten, or lost your affection for me, please, my Cat, let me know. I Love You.

Dylan





Dylan wrote his poetry in the early 1900s. His personal readings were famous - Americans loved his lilting accent. He is most famous for his work "Do not go gentle into that good night". He wrote this letter to his beloved wife Caitlin. He was away from her, doing a book tour.

OH HOW DO I FEEL IN LOVE.

-K-

I am thankful for love.

WHY FOLLOW "HER"? August is my love month.

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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

The first time I had my legs waxed was a comic experience. I saw the paper where my hair stuck to, since the salon I went to used hot wax. I saw the hair that once were on my precious legs. "Am I a monkey?" I joked, meaning my question halfway of course.

Now that it started to get cold, my mind is debating with my hold on logic again. I believe in the process of evolution and I'm sure that animals, humans included, adapt to their environment to survive--hence dorsal fins, hence thick fur. Now that it started to get colder, I can't help but wonder, am I going to have to deal with unwanted hair problems, further?

Unwanted hair is of course a matter of preference. Some people like "balbon" while some prefer smooth hair-free arms, etc. As for myself, as long as I am not mistaken to be a man, I'm good, normally at least. But for special occasions of course I prefer some management done such us plucking for my eyebrows and shaving for my underarms. Waxing, I find tedious to do. I don't have much time to spare and I am not very open to spending so much just to be hair-free. Fortunately I have friends who started talking about Lay Bare Waxing Salon. It is to me a merger of all sugar, spice and all things nice, literally as the salon uses cold wax made of sugar, honey and calamansi. It didn't take a lot for me to give in to the curiosity. Next thing I knew, I was on my way to the nearest Lay Bare from my home.


Woman to woman, of all unwanted hair, I think down there tops the list, right? As much as it is sexy to see a hint of shadow down under, it gets irritating. You can't wear your sexy lingerie with too much of it, keep a forest and you'd end up with a funky smell and it gets in the way with... some-some. ;p so I thought, if I were to prove that unwanted hair removal should be an all-year round affair, then I should get rid of what the world can't see--get rid of completely (front, sides, yes, even back).

I dared to be bare down there. If this is the closest thing I can get to Brazil, then I am going every 4-6 weeks. Brazilian waxing is so fun to do, challenging, yes, but so fun to undergo. When I went to Lay Bare to try it out and be among their numbers (see their website to know what I'm talking about), I left without regret. Waxing is not painful in a screaming kind of way. I have to be honest, the treatment did surprise me, but both good and badly.

It's my first time to get a Brazilian and I must say it is something I can tolerate more than an IPL (laser hair removal). When I tried a Bikini Laser Hair Removal procedure, don't laugh, but I passed out... on the bed. It's funny every time I recall what happened but when I was there in the moment, it really hurt. Fortunately, with the waxing procedure I tried, it was the kind of pain that was manageable. In fact, as distraction, I played GlobalBlox on my phone as I was stripped. Funny cause I had to endure a lot of game overs (haha!) but at least I didn't pass out--no it wasn't THAT kind of pain.

To make it easier for you to comprehend, here are few things I'd like to share about my experience--and why you should go dare to be bare too!

  1. Don't be shy--it's private. Each private cubicle makes the whole experience less embarrassing, for the the less feisty ones. Of course there's nothing more humiliating than to walk around naked, even if with a robe. I like how professional and systematic my experience at Lay Bare was, especially because I was there to have something very personal touched. When I came in, the receptionist took me in, left me to undress, and returned to do the waxing without any unnecessary chit-chat--and most certainly no inappropriate joking.
  2. All natural to Au Naturale. Lay Bare uses cold wax made of honey, sugar and calamansi. I asked Ms. Fiona, one of the founders of Lay Bare regarding their "secret ingredient" and she assured me that other than the naturally derived wax being compatible with the most sensitive of skin types, their salons also uses wax in good condition as salons receive weekly deliveries for the cold wax that they would use for operation. I really needed to know about the "freshness" of their wax since I knew it was made of natural ingredients--meaning no preservatives. As I was at Lay Bare for a wax on my genitals, I wasn't really open to any possibility of irritation. Luckily, no irritations happened and I think most credit goes to the wax that they use.
  3. Affordable treatments anywhere in the body, for both men and women. What I love about Lay Bare is that it's dirt cheap compared to other specialty waxing salons, and don't mistake this for the lack of quality in the service that they provide. My attendant was efficient and caring, it surprised me. She was sensitive with my pain tolerance, she took notice whenever I cringe and slowed down the pace when I get hurt, I won't be surprised if she was also paying attention to the way I curl my toes when I'm shocked by her sudden pull. I thought waxing would demand a lot of my budget but as you can see in the photo above this list, their services are not ridiculously priced. In fact, for a salon to specialize and offer just waxing, their prices fare really good. I would definitely be back. Give Lay Bare a try, I'm sure you will be too!
  4. Smooth finish. You might find this queer, but when I left the salon after the treatment I was singing in my head Matchbox 20's song, you know, "Smooth". Why shan't I? I was and am now quite a Maria. I don't know about you, but being smooth there is quite a reason to smile about. It's a nice little secret (so much for a secret for me though because I blogged about it) and it's a procedure that doesn't feel like it's just done out of luxury. I think women should go and get a wax every now and then if not regularly. Not only does waxing lead to thinner and sparser hair growth, it is actually really comfortable. What is suggested for those who are afraid, try waxing one step at a time. Go for an underarm wax, then proceed to the bigger areas like arms and legs before you go to the private areas like the bikini line. Once you're ready, go all the way. Make sure it's not three days before or after your period ladies, as the skin there is more sensitive during those days. 
It was raining the day of my visit so I didn't get to do a leg wax for a before and after picture--the areas waxed should be kept dry for at least four hours as the pores are open and are vulnerable to bacterial irritation, however I'm sure I'll be back to Lay Bare for more.

Have you tried the sexy Brazilian wax, or are you going to? Tell me about it!

-K-

Lay Bare Waxing Salon

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Sunday, July 25, 2010



-K-

Smile.

Between the Minds

-K- Smile.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

WARNING: the beauty of these selection may hurt your eyes--the prices your wallet. 
BUT rest assured, YOUR SOLE BE SAVED.



Conclusions: I will forever love detail. Studs, tassles, lace, finishing...


I WANT THE FLATS WITH THE BOW. I WANT THAT SO MUCH. It's so cute and wearable. The Sergio Rossi peacock sandal's soooo sexy. The Christian Loubotin is so perfect, OK that should be a shoe every woman should be able to wear. 

-K-

If I was a rich girl, nanananananana-na-kong-pera. Stay updated. Follow me here.

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Friday, July 23, 2010

Hi everyone, as July comes to a close, I come full circle. For the past, year or two, I have been waiting for someone. Note that, I am not a virtuous person thus patience does not bid me well; however, as I've said, I have been waiting for the longest time.

Although I am not claiming that I have waited patiently, with grace, poise and integrity, I have waited my best. This best, is about to pay of.

To mark the last few days of my wait, I listed down the top ten things I am sure would take most of my time in the coming days. They say if you stare blankly at nothing, you let your brain cells die. This coming week, I plan to save hundreds of my precious little neurons by thinking fondly of what lies or could lie ahead. The future is ours to plan. "Life is calling." (Venus Envy by Rita Mae Brown)


1. Just today, my girlfriend of almost 19 months and unliked friend for almost two years asked me out on a date, for the very first time! This made me think of 50 First Dates the movie. A part of me thinks we should go out and have pancakes BUT a part of me doesn't want to because when Summer Finn broke up with poor guy, it was in this pancake place. I don't think it's a nice scene to allude to. I can't wait to go on our first date. We deserve this. First dates... they are nerve-wrecking when it's actually with someone that you know, matters. (Helpful read regarding first dates here.)


2. Even before she asked me out, I knew in my heart she can't leave Philippine shores without watching a movie with me. I have my fingers crossed hoping that Inception would still be showing then, hopefully with less crowded theaters. I want to watch a good movie with her, so we can debate about it. I want to watch a movie with a great soundtrack with her so I'd ask her to find and send me the songs. I want to watch a funny movie with her so we can laugh out loud, together, at something. I want to watch a scary movie with her so she would finally and completely understand what it means to be ashamed of your date (haha). I want to watch a crappy movie with her so we can be all cliche-ic and kiss inside the movie house.


3. I can't stop thinking of us kissing. That in itself is explanation enough. I can't stop thinking of us kissing.


4. Of course after the kissing, my legal age leads to intimate thoughts. :) Goodness, I can't believe Miranda Kerr is now married!


5. The next biggest excitement that takes over me is my much anticipated trip to Sagada. For those who have been reading my blog, tweets or FB posts, you'd know how much I have been wishing, planning and praying for this trip. I know it's not as grand as going around the world but this trip to Sagada is but the only trip I want. Seven days, marked by a full moon. Oh heavens. May the snuggie save my soul. (inside joke, yes. Hi babe!)


6. Lately I've been looking rather sickly, and of course I can't help but think of that--more of worry about it! I don't know what magic I can do in less than a week, I will try my very best to improve on myself, I'm just really really worried. I wish I don't get sick, and I wish I'll be all alive and perky (definitely not stressed or slightly stressed at all) by August 3, 2010.


7. "Conserve water, shower together." Recently Jim Paredes, an OPM legend if you ask me, tweeted about how Australian culture adapts environmental steps with so much dedication: i.e. saving rainwater to water plants. I can't help but think of a nice warm shower followed by a soothing, mind-boggling "massage".



8. I just finished watching this Disney original movie entitled Starstruck. In the movie is this song. It made me think of my girlfriend. Well, the movie made me think of my girlfriend because it was basic tourist movie (come hither, visit our city). It made me imagine things. It also made me miss my super naked boy.


9. Lines. I'm looking forward to our "lines". I think, I think I already have some of mine ready, but other than the lines, or pick-up lines, I'm looking forward and am fondly imagining our silence.



10. There are five pages of Spelling NTBK quietly tucked in the pockets of my now almost empty wallet. These pages hold my 100 things to do with you list. Those things, I can't wait to do. I can't wait to fulfill us.

OK. There you go. Here's where a good night sleep begins.

-K-

OR NOT. I'm still watching a movie. Oh dear, what time is it? :) Hope you enjoyed this blog post. Oh, BTW, I think Samuel Jackson movies are INTENSE.

Ten things I won't help but think about in the coming days.

Hi everyone, as July comes to a close, I come full circle. For the past, year or two, I have been waiting for someone. Note that, I am not a...
Here's a different "follow" friday. If you are one of the avid followers of the Twilight Saga or if you are among the saga's persistent hater, why not take a moment and give this comic parody a try. It is yet to show but just to tease your sensitivities, here's a quick anecdote of what to expect from the movie Vampires Suck.

Don't forget to check out the trailer I have included in this blog.

At the heels of the phenomenal vampire tales comes “Vampires Suck,” a parody of today’s hit teen flick from the outrageous minds of Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer (“Date Movie,” “Epic Movie”).


“Vampires Suck” pools together talented comics headed by Ken Jeong (“Hangover”) with Matt Latner, Jenn Proske and Chris Riggi. The movie bites when Becca (Proske) finds herself in the midst of vampire-human-wolves love triangle, taking her deeper into teen angst and romance as she decides between Edward Sullen (Latner) the vampire and Jacob (Riggi) the werewolf. In the midst of being torn and before she finally decides between Edward and Jacob, Becca must get around her controlling father who manages to embarrass her at all times. Thanks to her set of friends who make her feel normal while contending with their own teen romantic issues headed for a smash in their most awaited prom.

“Vampires Suck” opens very soon in theaters from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros.




-K-

So, will you watch this movie? As for me, I want to watch this movie because the funny Chinese guy is here, Ken Jeong! LOL

Vampires Suck

Here's a different "follow" friday. If you are one of the avid followers of the Twilight Saga or if you are among the saga'...

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

I'm a whole lot of confused.
... escape with me?

If you really love me...

I'm a whole lot of confused. ... escape with me?

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Wow, the past few days seem to have been a series of "damage control" bonanzas. To begin with, I pursued a ten-day hair restoration program with Sunsilk Co-Creations. Well, the hair experts were indeed worthy of being called experts. I have really damaged hair, in less than ten days, the improvements on the texture of my hair can definitely be noticed! Ten days after, here I am, blogging with hair tied up using a rubber band! Yes, not even a hair-friendly elastic band but your run-down-the-mill rubber band! So cowboy :)
 
Other than the hair, my wallet would receive some blessing. I was advised that I can claim what was due to me from this experience where I lost money. It was one emotionally draining ordeal, until I realized how it shouldn't be. I shouldn't let myself be stirred by my emotions because emotions are irrational... I shouldn't be.

More than the hair, I also had to apologize to an ex for what I think was a rather blown-up misunderstanding. When I decided to clear my blocked list before putting my personal account to rest, for civil reasons since what else is there to block if I won't use the account anymore right? I found out that my ex is no longer an FB contact. Just for kicks, I sent her a Direct Message on Twitter saying something like "you deleted me on FB? harsh!..." but it was really just a lambing joke, I remember putting a smiley on it since I really don't have anything against being deleted on FB, in fact I find it funny, especially if done under the circumstance of a fight like with my special someone. It's one of those very effective ways of controlling the situation. Based on experience I realized it's better to delete somebody of your friends' list while mad than to "throw each other stones wall-to-wall.

Wow, Facebook, so glad I'm no longer a part of that. I prefer Twitter. It's such a happy place with all the quotes etc. :) Pls follow me so I may follow you back.

For those who are amused/annoyed by my personal Facebook account's activity, you probably are bothered/relieved by my recent INactivity. I finally, as I long wanted to, "deleted" FB from my daily activities. I am just maintaining my FB page where I would love my friends and online buddies to use to be updated with me, if they find emailing or snail mailing to be too much of a hassle.

Yesterday, I also had to go through such a stressful incident at work. So amusing watching the playback on the CCTV coverage, but I tell you, as it was happening, my heart, needed peace so badly. I'm glad that's over. I hope it's over.

Right now, I'm working out some glitches with our Globe lines. Yeah, by the way, I have a new number now. I have two office phones, it's so hard; but I can't EVER let go of my Omnia even if I think it's wi-fi is already busted from all the nasty ordeals I made it suffer--the scratches on the screen and on the sides each have stories to tell. I'm yet to figure out where I put my two phones and I'm yet to inform people of my number as I have yet to fix my contacts even (from late '09 when I bought a new phone, the Omnia) hahaha mehgolly. What back logs! haha!

I now have a sun and a globe number. Those who wish to reach me, please send me your contact info here. Judging by how I explained my back logs, I hope you understand how I don't really depend on cellphones as my primary contact info. I mean, if you wish to reach me, it's safest to reach me through my blog or email.

For all its worth, I am yet to finalize the glitches and am yet to finalize this document I'm working on. I am yet to file a complaint against a dentist, hello Philippine Dental Association and Dentista Inc. You will hear from me, just wait for it.

FYI, I'm a kind-hearted person, and angry feelings don't bid me well. And oh, I'm happy to be reunited with my favorite Star pendant.

See, I'm a star! :)


-K-

Pleasant Tuesday!

Taking care of "damages"

Wow, the past few days seem to have been a series of "damage control" bonanzas. To begin with, I pursued a ten-day hair restoratio...

Friday, July 16, 2010

Recyclable and rad. :)

Studded and Cream bag: here

Orange and lazy: here

Beautiful, I can;t put my finger on it: here

Follow her because her bags make me smile (since you know that no animal's hurt in the production of such treasures). Check out her website. Don't forget to follow her on twitter too!


-K-

Follow her on twitter because she holds online contests, and I think she's sweet!

WHY FOLLOW HER? Her bags are beautiful, and cruelty-free!

Recyclable and rad. :) Studded and Cream bag: here Orange and lazy: here Beautiful, I can;t put my finger on it: here Follow her because...

Monday, July 12, 2010




I think this is really beautiful. The song, the film and oh the story behind the film:
Just wanted to clarify, I made the video for my wife for Christmas. We lost a son, he was stillborn at eight months. The girls are visiting his grave. The holidays are tough and I wanted my wife to know we were thinking about little Joshua. Thanks for all the kind comments, and thanks to the Weepies for allowing me to put the video online.
See, when you know the history, things get a little bit more "personality".

-K-

What is your favorite youtube find?

The Sun is a Star

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Saturday, July 10, 2010


Just a few days ago, I colored my hair using L'oreal Hair Coloring Treatment shade #54 (I think). It's light brown, my attempt of lightening my dark-colored locks. Unlike my siblings who have nice hair, my brother's naturally brown while my little sister has a hint of red, I was one of the unlucky ones to have black hair. Not only that, my hair's innately frizzy and dry, it's so sad! Hair has always been my second top frustration.

Before trying out the treatment I was really hesitant. I was scared to further damage my already unhealthy hair but I got over myself and tried it anyway. I was inspired by the chapter I read from Malcolm Gladwell's What the Dog Saw which traced down the history of hair color. It was really interesting especially because the angle was on women's role-taking and self-esteem as affected by their hair's color. I wanted to look more dalaga and I thought coloring my hair would help me reach that. Also, since L'oreal promised healthier hair after the treatment, I figured, my hair needed all the health it could get.

As shown on the photo above, the color isn't that obvious since I have really dark hair. I'm giving my hair a rest, maybe for two or three weeks until my next treatment. When under the sun you could really see my brown hair but since I wanted brown indoor hair too, I would re-treat my hair to achieve the lightest light brown I could get out of a tube. I'm not afraid anymore, mind you. L'oreal didn't lie. My hair did get better after the hair coloring treatment! I was surprised, I thought I was doing my hair more damage, but it turned out the results were otherwise!


While waiting it out, I thought it'd be a great idea to prepare my locks for the next treatment. If unhealthy hair received glorious improvement after using L'oreal hair color, I think a healthier hair would be commercial-worthy, why not?!

This is why I was tempted to try Sunsilk Pro-creations Damage Repair solution. I got the shampoo, conditioner and the oil serum, all from the same line. I was at the Sunsilk Pro-creations Fashion show last Philippine Fashion week and one of my favorite local designers made the Damage Repair inspired clothes for Sunsilk. Who else but the fabulosang Veejay Floresca (hi sir Veejay!). While I was on the second row, starry-eyed by the beautiful clothes, I texted Sir Veejay immediately. He's a friend of my older sister and I got in touch with him while working on a Fashion spread for a magazine. I knew his favorite color (especially to design clothes with is orange) and I thought it was really exciting that he was the one chosen for the Damage Repair inspired line.

Here's a shot from the runway's sideline. It's blurry cause they were walking so fast and I was just using my phone! Partida, fierce pa rin di ba?


Speaking of the color orange, I remembered my favorite movie's soul sister, Clementine Kruczynski. Interestingly enough, all my arte products are now of the tangerine shade! Cute right? I feel like re-watching the movie again! Oh, got to make time!


Look how pretty she is. She is played by the ever-so-beautiful-I-WISH-I-LOOK-LIKE-YOU Kate Winslet. I respect Kate Winslet so much, as an actress and an artist. All her projects are so beautiful, I can't wait to watch her 2006 movie, Little Children.

Here are the other orange products I use, Kojic Acid Soap (although I'm not really using it to whiten my skin, I love morenas, I'm using it to keep any blemishes at bay, since I recently got sugat all over my body because I'm clumsy like that), and Celeteque Facial Wash.


I was supposed to have C2 today too, which although not orange, is still citrus since I drink C2 lemon; however, my siblings drank it all up last night! It completely ruins my plan as stated on my "secret diet blog".

Other than arte products, I am also reading a book that is, Clementine-y. It is One Day by David Nicholls. I asked my friends to buy this book so we can talk about the story. I hope many of them got the copy and I hope they start reading and more importantly enjoy reading my book suggestion.

If you haven't read it yet, it's really interesting (based on the first chapter of the book I have read). Try to get a copy. This is what it looks like, nice right?


Anyway, that was a long blog. I hope you enjoyed reading what I shared. Nice Saturday morning to all!

-K-

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Agent Orange

Just a few days ago, I colored my hair using L'oreal Hair Coloring Treatment shade #54 (I think). It's light brown, my attempt of l...

Friday, July 9, 2010

Everyone knows I love summer, judging by the name of my site I'm thinking that's a given. Also, as much as I could, I try to always be as creative or to push for anything creative every now and then, hence the mechanics of my new blog contest.

Put these both under one lovely home online and you've got for yourself a FRIendly FRIday badge. I skipped two fridays already, sorry, but I'm sure this week's follow completely makes up for what I delinquently placed under my belt.

Look at how vintage+creative+classy she is.


Check out her blog here.

-K-

Feel so tired. Hugs?

WHY FOLLOW HER? She's creative in the summer

Everyone knows I love summer, judging by the name of my site I'm thinking that's a given. Also, as much as I could, I try to always ...

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Last week I had the chance to be part of the ZOOM Treetop adventure launch at Circulo Verde. It was something I looked forward to because of the whole "Superman and Silver Surfer" theme. As seen on the photos below (taken by new blogger friend Dante Ward, hello my man!), the Superman ride mimics how Superman flies while the Silver Surfer ride, well as the name suggests.

It was such an exciting trip especially because I'm one of the few who when given the chance to wish for a "superpower" would like the ability to fly. With the ZOOM zip-line adventure made available within the metro, minutes away from Eastwood City, making the dream a reality is as easy as counting one-two-three.


Funny because in the photo above it looks like me and my friend are just having one of those very ordinary bonding session, but clearly, how ordinary is chicahan done 100 ft above the ground?!


Another challenging yet must-try ride you can try is the Silver-Surfer. You have a choice of experiencing the Verde Weekends in day or night-time as they are open until late in the evening! You can hold events and ZOOM parties at Circulo Verde too!

NOW HERE'S THE FUN PART

In my effort to share with you happy things, I would be raffling off Gift Certificates to the Silver Surfer ride (I think I can give four, I'll double check). This is also to celebrate my blog's new home on the net! Notice the sweet address I acquired for my pretty little space: www.lovingsunshine.com

To join, all you have to do is be a follower of my page through Google Connect (see my sidebar) and blog about this contest with an answer to this question: What makes you Super happy? Link back to THIS blog and comment with the link to your blog post. Include your name and email address so I may reach you in case you win. (5 entries)

Want more chances of winning?
1.) Use either of the photos and get 2 more entries. Use both and get 4.
2.) Follow me on twitter and tweet a link to this contest, get 3 entries per tweet. (Don't forget to @kumikomae your tweet)
3.) Join my Facebook Page and post a picture of something sweet (desserts or "aww" pictures/links) to get 4 more entries per wallpost.
4.) Include a breakdown of your entries (links to tweets/wallpost/blogposts should be included) and get a reward of 5 more entry-points.

AGAIN, I want you all to have fun so be as creative as you could be. If you win and you gave a creative answer, I'll include a Superman GC for you to enjoy! :)

To infinity... oops iba pala yun! Hope you enjoy joining my contest. Pls leave me some ad-ki$$es. :D

-K-

You can send me emails too if you wish to be friends. Just email me here. This contest is up until July 31. The winner will be announced on Aug 1.

How SUPER are you?

Last week I had the chance to be part of the ZOOM Treetop adventure launch at Circulo Verde. It was something I looked forward to because of...

Monday, July 5, 2010

I have this habit of seeking answers to questions I can't quite simply put my finger unto in random lines from random pages of random books. Tonight, I did it and it really really made me smile. The universe is so awesome. I want to someday outplay it! bleh

What do I feel about E right now?
Basic Tool: Your Nine-Year-Old Self
"While your interests may be different now, what you were enthusiastic about in the past holds the germ of an idea for bringing passion back to your life."
(mom's new book) Life Lessons for Women by Stephanie Marston, M.F.T.

Aww. That makes a proper ending for me. Now let the credits roll.

-K-

Try what I do! When you're unsure about something, when you have a question you just can't answer... get a book, any random book, and open it, on any random page, and read the line/lines until it makes sense. That's the answer to your question! Interpret it well.

Dear book, what do I feel?

I have this habit of seeking answers to questions I can't quite simply put my finger unto in random lines from random pages of random b...

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Recently I've been browsing through old VCDs on sale in the mall. In my two hauls, I got these lovely set. I will stop buying VCDs until I finish watching all these. I'm so excited! Have you seen any of these? Comments? :)

In no particular order.

Griffin and Phoenix, 2006

I Love You, Beth Cooper, 2009

Little Children, 2006

Marie Antoinette, 2006

Only You, 1994

The Silence of the Lambs, 1991
(We have DVD of this film, I didn't know! Oh well, more copies! haha)

Sleepless in Seattle, 1993

Some Kind of Wonderful, 1987

I had no idea majority of the movies I got were from 2006! What was I doing that year, why did I miss out so much! haha!

Oh well, just finished my Koko Crunch (so fullllll) and I'm just waiting for my sausages haha! Off to watch Only You now. I finished seeing ILYBC already. It's not worth the time LOL. Can't believe I have the film and the book! What a waste! I just thought it would be nice to share with my little sister though, although some scenes were a bit explicit for my baby sis!

-K-

Kisses!

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Recently I've been browsing through old VCDs on sale in the mall. In my two hauls, I got these lovely set. I will stop buying VCDs until...

 

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