Monday, August 30, 2010

Taking Off fireworks!

I don't think I would like to meet the one guy in the entire world who doesn't enjoy an explosive fireworks show! That guy would have to be a bigger dud then a firecracker that fizzels up without a bang! That guy would probably think that parades, laser tag and baby laughter are also a drag! That guy must have the most disappointing sex life known to human kind! Are you that guy?! Yeah, I didn't think so.

These shots were taken at the annual Global Fest. It's been around for some time and if you haven't checked it out yet, you just might be that guy! I haven't gone for a few years now. It was a lot of fun, a great location for a date and an opportunity to try out some new gear. I like to think the photos are a lot of fun, but that's because I'm not that guy. That should mean that you will enjoy them too!

ps. never ever be THAT guy. No one likes THAT guy.



Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Skirt Flirt

I almost feel like I've seen this photo on a paper Aritzia shopping bag.


Friday, August 20, 2010

Beadharmony Jewellery

My Mom has been making jewelery for about 8 years now. It all started with a favorite turquoise bead necklace that broke. She studied the necklace and decided that perhaps she can fix it herself with the right tools and supplies. So she trekked over to a bead store in the city. She was so excited to see beautiful beads made of semi-precious stones, sterling silver, glass and even plastic. Needless to say, while she picked up the tools and supplies that she needed to fix her necklace, she also picked up some beads and decided to try her hand at the jewellery game. Before she knew it, beading started to take over her life like a creative infection. She would spend nearly every weekend making bracelets and necklaces, finding gratification in knowing that she will not run into someone wearing the same jewelery as her.

Soon, friends and family started noticing my Ma's jewelery, as she was receiving so many compliments. She began to believe that maybe there is an opportunity for her to sell these pieces and at least get some of her investment back so she can make more jewelery; a cheap and less evasive form of therapy, she would say. She took them to work on several occasions and people were enthusiastically buying her creations. Once in awhile, she would come to work with a piece of jewelery and come home without it because someone at work had paid money for it. And that's when she decided to create a small business, named Beadharmony.

It is my Mom's intent to create a website and try to sell her pieces online but her career has always stood in her way. Someday soon, it will happen. In the meantime, she will just continue to keep doing what she is passionate about. If someone decides they want to buy a piece, she might be convinced to part with it; her dream is for people to enjoy wearing her jewellery as much as she enjoys making it.

If anything in this post caught your eye, don't hesitate to contact me via email, Twitter or Facebook.



Monday, August 16, 2010

A Taste of Asia

James and Rice hosted a dinner party where we got our hands dirty and made our own sushi. It was a lot of fun. This one is going to make you hungry. Hopefully you have a towel to soak up all your droolzz...

Handsome Al approves of this blog post and would like to take your daughters on a date. He promises to respect them and return their calls in a timely manner.

I'm hungry.



Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Cookie Monster

Num num num num num num num....

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Take Me There

Summer is dwindling away faster then we all wish to accept. Days are melting off the calender at such a fast rate that soon we'll be experiencing the winter freeze. Days get shorter. Jackets get heavier. But let's not think about that, rather, lets enjoy shorts season while it still lasts.

But it's always summer in Boracay... If you want to view paradise, simply look at the expression on my little cousins face and you'll be instantly transported to a world of pure imagination. I close my eyes and I'm there. What do you see?