Monday, February 27, 2006

Analogy of the shoe

I love ballet flats. It's comfortable, it's cute and it's me. In a shoe store where we women go crazy with endless choices, I'd always prefer and be drawn to the flats - regardless of color or brand.

A fated afternoon, however, I found myself in an new store...falling in love with a pair of black...stilettos. Once I put my hands on them, I couldn't let go. It was expensive but I bought it regardless. I used it every single day - day in, day out - only to realize that it wasn't made for long-distance, long-term walking. It started to hurt wearing it; but as I love it so, I kept it
still. A blister formed on my feet and it hurt real bad that I could not walk for a while. Time has come to give it up.

Now, "shoe-less", I came across several pairs but nothing seemed to compare to my black stilettos. Nothing caught my interest, nothing caught my fancy...not until one fine day when I saw the cutest ballet flats... "Size nine in bronze please"... True enough, it fit me perfect. It reminded me of all I've ever wanted but was almost willing to give up.

I walk around the store in it, admiring it from every angle. However, after a few moments of trial and a lot of thought, I put it back on the shelf. No, there's nothing wrong with the shoe...nothing at all. Why give it up then? Simply put, there is something wrong with my feet. That blister, which I temporarily forgot about, is still in the process of healing. I realized that it
is just not the right time to get me a new pair of shoes.

But, I promised myself this : when the wound heals (and I know that it soon will), I plan to go find my bronze ballet flats. Possibly, it will be gone by the time I come back for it. If this will be the case, though, then it only means that, like some other things in life, it's just not meant to be.

For the meantime, I'll walk around barefoot....and I will enjoy every second of it.

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Eureka

This is how Archimedes must have felt like when he figured out the principle of bouyancy.

It's funny how I'm just sitting here and suddenly a realization hits me. It's been right in front of me all this while.

Eureka!

* How nerdy is this post? Hehe...But, no, my realization is far from "scientific"...

Saturday, February 18, 2006

Blue...

I took one of those psych tests and the result was quite interesting. I found it quite cool that my color is "blue". Apparently, "vida_blue" really fits me :)
...
Vida, your true color is Blue!

You're blue — the most soothing shade of the spectrum. The color of a clear summer sky or a deep, reflective ocean, blue has traditionally symbolized trust, solitude, and loyalty. Most likely a thoughtful person who values spending some time on your own, you'd rather connect deeply with a few people than have a bunch of slight acquaintances. Luckily, making close friends isn't that hard, since people are naturally attracted to you — they're soothed by your calming presence. Cool and collected, you rarely overreact. Instead, you think things through before coming to a decision. That level-headed, thoughtful approach to life is patently blue — and patently you!

Thursday, February 09, 2006

Cool

I'm at the airport waiting for boarding and just found this free internet hub. Sooo cool. Guess I'm surprised as Changi is the only airport I've seen with free internet access.

A few more hours to go and I will be home. It's going to be fab.

Special thanks goes out to Tegs for the wonderful surprise yesterday. The boney cake was great (haha) and the disc was just plain touching.

I'm also just glad that I didn't have to pay for excess baggage. What can I say, I'm a packer ;)
Trish and Rhea, pagbutihan nyo ang pag-pa-pack dyan. Pack kayo ng pack. Haha.

I'm off...a few weeks of bliss.

Hmmm...

This quote made me think. I guess to some extent, there's some truth to this...

"Perhaps we all give the best of our hearts uncritically...to those who hardly think about us in return..." - T.H. White

Monday, February 06, 2006

Random Thought

A random thought from my sleep deprived mind...

Why is the term "true love" being used? Hmm... Is there such a thing as "fake love"? Some people probably will say that there is.

For me, however, anything less than the kind wherein one can share himself fully and accept the other completely, is not worthy of being called love at all. Thus, there is no such thing as "fake love"... and to use "true love" is a redundancy. Love, as defined in my book, should entail all that is real and true.

Catch my drift? :)

Saturday, February 04, 2006

Celebrating, Singapore style

3:48 AM. I just got home from a night out with my Sing crew. As I'll be leaving for Manila on Friday, celebrations had to happen this weekend.

It was a pretty long day. Started with a make-over at Shu Eumura care of Victoria :) I am an avid MAC fan, but I should say that stuff was pretty cool. I even got myself a rouge cream, in color 567 bronze, to give the lips that shimmery finish.

Afterwhich, we headed to the No Signboard Seafood restaurant in Esplanade for a sumptuous dinner. Menu for the night included chili crab, deep fried baby squid, lobster (yummy!!!), cerealed prawns, and of course, yang chow fried rice. Dinner would not have been complete without the photo ops. Everyone did have a camera, except me. Well, it was my night so all I had to do was smile and pose :)

Totally stuffed from dinner, we, then, decided to pass by The Tea Shop to get some chai lattes and cups of moroccan mint tea. Tegs almost got into a little accident (hehe) which left her speechless for a while. More photo ops, then, for Orange who just found the new Esplanade displays hard to resist.

Next stop: Insomnia. It was jam-packed when we got there. The band did an amazing job; Filipino bands always do. Of course, it was my hiphop sistah who danced the night away with me. Special moves where taken to the floor when Ice Cube's "U Can Do It (Put your Ass Into It)" was played :)

It was a bit embarrasing when the lead singer of the band called me up on stage. (Note to self: A high stage and high heels do not really mix). Good that the entire thing just took about a minute or two... and good that I was presentable donning the ensemble which Rocky "blessed" (old rose beaded top with chocolate brown bolero, bronze heels and braided clutch). Hehe.

A few more songs and Singapore slings later, we decided to call it a night. It was a very cool night at that :)

5 days to go and I'll be back home. I can't wait.

* Keith, you were missed.

Thursday, February 02, 2006

Kids say the darnest things

This made my day. Really cute stuff...

"Dear God, Maybe Cain and Abel would not kill each other if they had their own rooms. It works with my brother - Larry"

"Dear God, Please put another holiday between Christmas and Easter. There is nothing good in there right now - Ginny"

"Dear God, Are you really invisible or is it just a trick - Lucy"

"Dear God, We read Thomas Edison made light. But in Sunday school they said you did it. So I bet he stole your idea. Sincerely, Donna"

"Dear God, Instead of letting people die and having to make new ones, why don't you just keep the ones you got now? - Jane"

"Dear God, I always pray for spring but it hasn't come yet. Don't forget -Mark"

Here are my favorites....

"Dear God, Thank you for the baby brother but what I prayed for was a puppy -Joyce"

"Dear God, I went to this wedding and they kissed right in church. Is that ok?- Neil"