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Friday, July 30, 2010

I Heart Chains, Medals and More!

I heart silver and gold
I heart pearls and crystals
I heart chains and beads
I heart crosses and medals
All these I made with my sweethearts
Aura and Annette

This is another hobby of mine.  Collecting beads, medals and chains, or whatever bits and  pieces that I see pretty.  I miss my friends Aura and Annette, who were partners when we put up a little business of selling these handmade jewelries in Singapore.   To build our inventory, we would source and source... Arab St., Little India, Bras Basah, bazars and even to the farthest churches.  But the fun really starts after... when we get our loot and start to sit and enjoy our laksa, kaya or mee rebus...and chat non-stop until it's time to head home, not wanting the kids to get home before us!  Oh I miss the Singapore life...I miss my dear friends Aura and Annette! 

How about you?  What do you miss these days??


Thursday, July 29, 2010

New Found Joy From An Old Thing

It all started with the Lemony Snicket series.  You know that 13 books on the story of the Baudelaire children?  Bianca, my daughter went through that Snicket phase and was fascinated by the font used in some parts of the book that reveals clues and instructions.  That's when she started asking for a typewriter!  But who uses typewriter in this time and age?  Should I scour Bangkal to give in to Bianca's fancy??  But lo and mom kept my typewriter and now that we're back in Manila, I got it and it's the new toy in the house!   My kids love the manual operation and can't get over with the dual color ribbon, the sound of the keys, and of course, Rapha's favorite is the repeat spacer that brings him to the right side of the paper faster, plus, it sounds like a gun! 

My kids have simple joys, and this is one of them...appreciating old stuff in the modern world!  As Bianca said, this is one of the most amazing inventions!  It was a whole new experience for them to actually use, feel and listen to the nostalgic sound of the typewriter!  We do not have the techie games that kids play these days like xbox, DS, PS, etc.. but hey... we have an authentic typewriter!  And it brought joy to my two angels!  And that's what matters.

Thank you Mama for keeping my typewriter all these years...about 25 years, right?

Tomorrow, I will share with you some of the new jewelries I made.  Watch out for it!


Wednesday, July 28, 2010

The Beginning


Well...this is my very first try at blogging. With all the genius writers and photographers flooding the blog world, I am not sure up to this moment why I created one..??!! But one thing I know, I got inspired by bloggers out there who share a piece or two of the stuff that they enjoy.  That's what I intend to do...share with you the simple, beautiful and inspiring things I come across everyday, hoping you will get a bit inspired too or just simply smile!

The photo above is a vintage tile by annachandlerdesign that I got about three years ago, been sitting on my desk eversince. Isn't it just so pretty? Vintage, floral, paisely, oriental, pink, lime green, brown...these are some of the things i love and it makes me smile everytime i see it!

What are the simple things that make you smile?


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