I was able to work on a couple of things today and I’m happy about that. I’ll be sourcing for a bunch of stuff hopefully next week. Excited to finalize the floor layout and tiles as well as a bunch of other things.
On to a different matter, Georgia has been enjoying her new haircut (Yup, we went to the groomers last weekend) as of late and I did notice this. She seems to have an extra spring to her step and she has been eating a lot lately too. Yey, mummy’s happy. Haha.
Also, I don’t know why but I’m sort of feeling under the weather. I mean I’m still laughing and I’d love to eat some ice cream right about now but I’m nursing a tummy ache plus I feel sore everywhere (except the hair. Haha.). I’m turning in now and will hopefully be much better tomorrow.
Yup, random musings as of late and making to-do lists (mentally) it seems. Haha. By the way, I went over some of my files and found this picture of a fun night I once had (and I wasn’t feeling under the weather then at all). Yey for getting well motivation pictures. Haha. This was a lot of fun and I miss these amazing ladies. That’s it for now.
P.S. I guess being sick makes me more random (and extra chatty) than usual? That’s my excuse for this post. *Cheshire cat grin*
I dropped by a drugstore today with my sister because she was in need of a couple of things and it was conveniently near where we had a prior appointment and where we grabbed some lunch. I did a quick scan of the shelves and a whole row of Johnson’s Baby Shampoo bottles caught my eye. It immediately brought me back to memories of my childhood when my mom would wash our hair with No More Tears shampoo. Nostalgia made me grab a bottle and after an amazing run a couple of hours ago, I had one of the most awesome showers of my life. It was with one of the most amazing shampoos in the world and my childhood.
It’s funny how the little things make all the difference at times.
P.S. I love vintage shampoo ads a lot! ♥
P.P.S. Yup, I know I say “amazing” and “awesome” a lot. Let’s be friends still. Haha.
I guess I’m still riding out my “love/romantic theme” for today. For this post, I’m featuring a summary of Dr. Deborah Anapol’s book entitled, “The Seven Natural Laws of Love”. She’s amazing for writing this.
It’s actually quite insightful and I’m sharing it to everyone in the hopes that we can all learn something from it. The concept of Valentine’s Day isn’t solely about romantic love. For me (in general), it’s the celebration of love and all it’s forms and types. Cheers!
Love is its own law. Let love be your guiding principle. When in doubt, listen to your heart. Don’t allow mental concepts, beliefs, or assumptions that are not based on love to dictate your behavior.
The law of source. You are the source of love. The love inside you is abundant and eternal. You don’t need to beg, control or compromise in order to be loved.
The law of attraction. The more you focus on love and gratitude, the more you will be surrounded by love. If you complain, blame, and dwell on fear, you’ll attract others who are also resentful, angry, and fearful.
The law of unity. Love knows no borders and no boundaries. Love includes everyone and everything. Love takes no position, rising above separation. Find unity within by resolving the conflicts inside yourself and you won’t have to act them out with another.
The law of truth. Let telling the truth about who you are and what you are feeling and thinking be your foundation. Vulnerable self-disclosures allow for empathy and understanding. The more truth is shared the more love grows.
The law of consciousness. Love is a state of consciousness available only when you’re willing to relinquish your defenses. Protection is a barrier to love. Love cannot be given or taken but it can be shared. The vibration of love in you is often stimulated when you come into contact with one who carries it.
The law of forgiveness. Its okay to make mistakes. Very few humans are able to love perfectly. Forgive yourself and others generously and you’ll always have a second chance. Focus more on giving than getting and you’ll have much less forgiving to do.
P.S. I wish to do a shout-out (sort of) to my original Valentine/VALENTINEs. Happy Valentine’s Day Mum and Dad! I love you forever.
P.P.S. Happy Valentine’s Day to Georgia’s dada and to my little one as well. I love you, Georgia! ♥
(Beautiful Prints by J.M. Barclay)
Yup, still bitten by the love bug. What could be more romantic than weddings (I’m a sucker for romantic stuff)? I like going over wedding photographs (I love the set-ups especially) especially those with amazing details and a personalized touch. My most recent favorite set was styled by Gloria Wong. She’s an amazing lady and she executed a design concept with most of my favorite stuff in it (awesommeee). Everything looks so pretty! ♥
P.S. Happy Valentine’s Day Everyone!
I got inspired by these cute Valentine’s day card ideas (I picked the ones I liked) over at Martha Stewart. They are super pretty.
By the way, it’s already Valentine’s day in a couple of hours and I just got bitten by the bug. I’ll do a couple more love posts. Just brief ones because I found lots of pretty love things. Haha.
P.S. It’s never too late to make love cards for the people you love. They’ll appreciate it plus making these babies is a lot of fun! Get creative
I was looking for cake design inspirations two weeks ago and came across these illustrations. I’m glad I did because they are super cool and I love them ♥
The illustrations are from a cool children’s book by Laura Ljungkvist about an enthusiastic parrot who visited his neighborhood and ends up making a new song.
I want a copy! Haha.
P.S. I picked the ones above in particular because I love cake and cupcakes (and other tasty bakery treats!) and I love art. Typical Pau. Haha.
I really really love this ad from Mercedes-Benz (it’s really artsy!) and no, it’s not an ad with cars in it. It’s something entirely cool and different (both in concept and design), a really good ad in my opinion. I won’t say too much, just check it for yourself below.
So, which portion of your brain is the dominant one?
P.S. If you aren’t that acquainted with this, here is a quick brief. When a person develops a dominance towards one side of their brain, they tend to have certain areas of interest and even characteristics in common. The left side (left cerebral hemisphere) of the brain is often thought of as the logical, thinking side while right brain dominant people are thought of as the artists and dreamers of the world. I just want to make it clear though that this doesn’t necessarily mean that if one is dominant in one field, he is quite poor in the other – he simply has strengths in different areas.
Personally, I can’t entirely make up my mind if I am left or right brained. Haha. Yup, I know that I am in the design/arts industry and I tend to gravitate towards it more but I did come from a Science High School (and proud of it!) a few years back . Boggling right? A Science Scholar who pursued Fine Arts. Haha. I also find that I manifest things that are done in the left brain (this includes the part wherein they mentioned that Left Brained People tend to be dog lovers as opposed to Right Brained People who are cat lovers. It even made me laugh. Love you Georgia! ). Anyhow, I’m settling on being a mixture of both but gravitating more towards the right brain.
P.P.S. Want to find out which portion is more dominant for you? Try out this cool test (it’s more of a creativity test really but it does the job), click here. It said that I am more right brained than left-brained. I guess I’m right with my initial assumption above. Haha.