happy new year, my dear readers!
aah, thank goodness for the 11-day vacation… huh? what 11-day vacation?! I think I was more tired in those 11 days compared to the regular work-weeks I was used to. but it’s the holidays and it’s a special time for loved ones! so please excuse my momentary snickering.
dear and I made last minute grocery shopping, and had my eyelashes permed (didn’t look any different to me!) together with my 15-year old niece, ia. on christmas day, we spent it quietly with my relatives at our family compound, fulfilled an emceeing gig at a tagaytay highlands wedding before new year, cooked up a storm on new year’s eve, and lastly, had my scraproom repainted with my fave color (more on that later). so all’s good 🙂
every new year’s eve for 16 years now, mum hosts a party for the kids in our subdivision. games, prizes, food and drinks are provided and so far, it’s always a success and we’ve seen several turn-over of generations joining in the fun. mum said, it’s her way of giving thanks for all the graces our family received in the year that passed.
tffee lost her tooth. the first one to go.
my kuya’s firstborn, tim, dyed his hair platinum blonde. dear Lord.
I finished 83 layouts, 7 projects, several scrapbook challenge blog wins, a 6-month kit club DT stint and got offered a 1-year manufacturer DT position. not bad 😀 this year, my goal is to finish 100 layouts, make more projects, be published and perhaps, try my luck applying for another manu DT position. isipin ko lang, hindi na ako makahinga.
in other news:
have you heard beyonce’s new album “I am… sasha fierce”? two cuts are currently on my head as my LSS (last song syndrome): single ladies and if I were a boy. watch this:
rumor has it that the darker skinned dancer is a MAN. welllll, he’s damn fine!!! if I could just be half the amazing dancer that “he” is, ganda ko!
my heart goes out to john travolta, an actor I truly admire. his son jett, is only 16yrs old. no parent should bury his child. it just isn’t right. but we can’t question His will. more about the story here.
on a lighter note…
I’m finishing up one layout and one project for buzz and bloom™. the 2009 DT work will be uploaded on january 9th in the next few days, so please drop by the buzz & bloom blog soon for some inspiration.
oh yeah, my scraproom. from a gawky green which I forced myself to live and create with for 9 months …
… is now a pretty shade of pink!
I call it Thickers™ pink because I did show manong timplador the shade I wanted (see above). but dear said it’s more like the MMDA pink to him daw. ang sweet niya, noh? hmphh…
* that little round, white thing in there is actually an exhaust fan. so that I can have airconditioning coming from our room 😉
I’m on a prowl looking for a damask or toile printed cloth in black and white. please, please let me know where I can find it! this will go to my scraproom, of course.
have a good new year, peeps! also, be extra nice to yourselves as well 🙂