Monday, June 24, 2013

Moving out.moving in.moving on.

These Past few days, I’m on a crazy lazy ride . Classes already started and there’s the adding and dropping of subjects, orientations, assignments and upcoming quizzes, to top it all, I just transferred to a new room.
It’s sort of crazy because I’m sort of caught in a whirlwind of activities, I seems that I haven’t geared up totally to the school thing. Lazy because, my new room looks like a storage room and the things I need are so out of sight and I don't want to develop any headaches this time of the month. I don’t have the time yet to arrange my things and so they are still on big bags all mixed up. I wasn’t even able to charge my mobile phone just because I’m too lazy to scavenge the charger among the loot bags.
Yes, I just moved out and moved in. It has a smaller space area than the previous but I’m having my own room at last. To keep the dust out, we purchased this shower curtain at handyman at a mall ,we weren’t allowed to open the packing while at store because it’s sealed and so we just relied on the color and hoped the design is ok. Well, I can say It’s more than ok…I even considered it as ‘meant to be’. The shower curtain is soooo meeee. With swans and water lilies…the swans, reminded me of the ugly duckling story. It is a very special story for me, because I’ve always felt I’m an ugly duckling and I’m always wondering whether I’d be a graceful swan someday or maybe just remain an ugly duck.

The water lilies are a bonus, if you happened to read my first blog post, I used a picture of a waterlily. Water lilies  thrive and bloom on polluted water. The original site for this blog was really and I changed it to shiminisheng afterwards.  Well it’s a shower curtain but we used it inside my room as a wall curtain. My room feels like home and I’m excited for the coming days wherein I can finally organize my things and put personal touches.  (say,a poster size of Justin Bieber?or perhaps my own portrait?----just kidding!)

Everything is still in progress, I am hopeful I can catch the right pace the soonest. As of this moment I’m doing the not so usual multitasking…while doing task at work, I’m also doing my research in the internet and maintaining blog at the same time…I know,it’s not ethical, but this is for survival. I just console myself with the thought that I’m still able to finish tasks while doing the study-research-blog at the same time.

All hopes for a better tomorrow.

Monday, June 17, 2013

...all fired up

This post is to remind me of my future self that as of this moment I am fired up to dream big dreams and will try my very best to achieve them. I am congratulating myself of my awareness that I do want to have a good life and a better one for my loved ones in life. May I do well.

I saw these bunch of photos in my facebook newsfeed and made me reflect. It has always been the 'I want to do it stage' and I'm glad right now I am on the 'I'll try to do it' stage...I am very hopeful and praying that I can do it.
 I'm fighting procrastination and trying to keep my eyes open to the truth around me..that way I'll be able to live life as is and not remain dreaming. I am opening myself to possible failures but in doing so I am also letting the good things come into my life..
 ...This one set me flaring..I admit,I am not satisfied with where I am right now. Some say,being unsatisfied is unhealthy. I say,not all the time. We don't settle for mediocrity...we always strive to manifest God's greatness through the best possible version of ourselves. We are all destined to be great in many ways,you'll know it by heart...If we really know ourselves,we know what we want and what we are capable of...We know that the ultimate destiny is happiness and we'll know it by the feel.
 If you don't know what you want,at least know what you don't want. I'll keep believing for a better life. All 
for the greater glory of God.

How 'bout you? Which step have you been so far?

*credits to the photo owners

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Polyvore! My first set.

Just created an account in polyvore and this is my first set. I am drooling upon the page that I am forgetting I have assignments to make.(uh oh) I am planning too to make a separate blog account for my soon to be polyvore sets (fingers crossed).
Should you have a polyvore account,please follow me shiminisheng. I'd follow back.
My first ever set might look lame but I do believe things get better in time ;)

Friday, June 14, 2013

DIM (Did It Myself)- Freebie notebook to Personal Notebook

Since my pep talk to myself about the upcoming classes for June is a little bit not so effective I decided to upgrade it into a pep project...I personalized an old giveaway notebook and this was how it went..

I needed :
  • glue
  • scissors
  • clean sheet of paper
  • old notebook (or a new one will do) 
  • magazines
  • anything that went along the way

This is the old notebook that I got as a freebie. I wrapped it with plain white paper to serve as the base. I recommend you opt for the non-glossy ones so that it would be easier for glued items to stick.

 From old magazines, I started to cut out pictures or words that's within my theme (usually,these are the pictures and phrases that catches my attention or connects to my thoughts).

I was having second thoughts on the cut outs from these magazines,though these are back issues,I keep rereading the articles when I'm bored.What i did was to choose those that will not sacrifice the pages with the articles(win-win eh?)
The watercolor part just came along ...wasn't part of my plan in the first place,but I guess that's how life is :),along the way we find better things and change.

 Since I have a cut out of an owl I opted for the a nature green. Believe me,I had a hard time making it look like it's grungy.
Next is the layout. This one took my time,I wanted to fit all the cutouts and so i did the arrange-rearrange-arrange again cycle. I cannot risk any space if I glue the cutouts directly.Just like a strategist, I managed to fit them.(sadly,I have to let go of the longer phrases and talked myself that I'd just be using it on another pep project)

Glued as neatly as possible.
 My pep work with the pep talk in it! I have to buy a clear cellophane cover to protect the notebook from the rain. Having something like this with me gives me a certain feel of comfort.
How 'bout you? Does the time come in your life where you just become so sentimentalist and artsy all of a sudden?

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Sealed with my Kiss

Burberry+Google chrome= Burberry Kisses

Burberry partnered with Google to deliver messages with the envelope sealed with your own kiss.

Just go to capture your kiss using your web cam or the screen of your mobile phone. You can then select a shade of Burberry lipstick,fill up the recipient details,write your message and of course your details as the sender.

Let technology deliver it to your loved ones around the world.I just tried it and sent it to myself! yay! (okay...I tried it couple of times and sent it to someone. I'm uncomf'table making smooches least capturing it,but this one sure made me addicted to puckering up) yey!

If you're a guy though,you can opt for the 'no color' kiss mark...( i say,go for the color!) we girls would love to see your colorful sweet side :)

Go pucker up!

Monday, June 10, 2013

Krispy Kreme in Cagayan de Oro City (Limketkai) Donuts at Centrio and Krispy Kreme in Limketkai...yay!

A job vacancy post for Krispy Kreme is like a confirmation to the long rumored that the ever in-demand "pasalubong" will be residing at last in Cagayan de Oro. People that will be hired will be assigned in Northern Mindanao-Limketkai Mall.

Check out the Job Vacancy here

Friday, June 7, 2013

...just enough

I can't help but smile that this song is on repeat on intervals in a local radio station. Because of that I'm on reflection mode the whole morning. It might be true that sometimes love just ain't enough...that even if others believe that love conquers all, most of the time love gets swallowed by some small parts of life.

Here's the lyrics to Patti Smith's SOMETIMES LOVE JUST AIN'T ENOUGH

I don't want to lose you
but I don't want to use you
just to have somebody by my side. I don't want to hate you,
I don't want to take you
but I don't want to be the one to cry.

And that don't really matter to anyone anymore.
But like a fool I keep losing my place
and I keep seeing you walk through that door.


But there's a danger in loving somebody too much,
and it's sad when you know it's your heart you can't trust.
There's a reason why people don't stay where they are.
Baby, sometimes, love just aint enough.

Now, I could never change you
I don't want to blame you.
Baby, you don't have to take the fall.
Yes, I may have hurt you, but I did not desert you.
Maybe I just want to have it all.

It makes a sound like thunder
it makes me feel like rain.
And like a fool who will never see the truth,
I keep thinking something's gonna change.


And there's no way home
when it's late at night and you're all alone.
Are there things that you wanted to say?
And do you feel me beside you in your bed,
there beside you, where I used to lay?

And there's a danger in loving somebody too much,
and it's sad when you know it's your heart they can't touch.
There's a reason why people don't stay who they are.
Baby, sometimes, love just ain't enough.

Baby, sometimes, love... it just ain't enough.
Oh, Oh, Oh, No
Things change and people change, so is with feelings.  In the end,I realized, love is enough reason to let go off a person we cannot keep. We love the person that we let them  go to whatever,whenever and whoever that makes them happy (seriously, we can't be happy ourselves seeing the person being unhappy with us). Love for them and love for ones is just enough.

(i know i sounded like a confused gal...but i guess that's how life is..a vast confusing space.)

Thursday, June 6, 2013

...strolling in blogosphere

I was blog walking when I came up to these two blogs and got stuck. I obviously dug into their previous posts and I cannot help myself from expressing my awe by making a blog entry. As I had mentioned before on my RealityChangers post that I'm appreciative but certainly there are those things that really caught and got you  and then you realize you are sticking to this one. That's what I felt about these two blogs, I was inspired by their stories and way of living. It made me realize that I am not even halfway as to where they are and as to what they had been to, but that made me more hopeful about better things coming my way if I'd just stay positive. 

Here's the link to their blogs: nieniedialogues and one young family+one old house=love

I do hope you'd find the same comfort,hope and better dreams that I'd found while browsing their pages.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

...diving precious soap

Maybe I was half asleep half daydreaming when I was taking my shower this early morning that I was awakened by what happened next.

Okay, I was lathering my face soap all over and it slipped out of my hand and went straight into the uh oh! My precious soap fell into the toilet bowl (sound effects: glob. or it sounded more like a flop). I went like arrrghhhh (alas,wide awake!). not because it fell. Not because it’s in the bowl. not because I’m not yet through lathering the soap. It was because,that was fresh from the box soap and I spent way more than the price of an ordinary soap. My budget was ruined! So much for the reaction though, I know I reacted way over than the accepted reaction for such circumstances.
Then I was confronted with the dilemma. How will I get the soap out of the toilet? Seriously, I can’t let that remain in there, it will clog it and there would be yuckier things that will surely happen. Surprisingly, I wasn’t pissed off by the situation,I was more of amused and relieved that I was wise enough to cut that soap into half (yippee! I still have the other half of the soap tucked in my drawer).  I am not totally robbed off my money, which is good to know.
This surely made my day! I know it’s too early in the morn to already call it a day but I just felt like it. So I’m having my second day on the same day. Once in a while we have this kind of awkward situations with ourselves and we end up laughing with our own selves.  How ‘bout you? Do you have moments like this?

As for the soap in the toilet, I managed to fish it out. Nah! I said goodbye to the soap already, I’m not using it ever again . (oooookaaaay,I admit,I was tempted to use it again….and the end! I scolded myself for thinking such thoughts)
...The soap's gone! I swear! I won't be using it again...I'll be unwrapping the other half and ...why am I so defensive all of a sudden?

Saturday, June 1, 2013

...welcome June *cough!cough!*sniff

This is definitely not a good way to welcome the month of June or shall I say June welcoming me,either way it's not cool to have the colds when there are lot of things to do. I've been staying up late all summer and maybe my immune system went down and caught unprepared when the cold weather went in. I hate having runny at the same time stuffy nose,coughs,dry itchy throat,teary eyes and sore muscles. I just want to get out of this as soon as I can.

I stumble0d upon this honey lemon tea that is good for the colds. 

I'm trying this at home later but first things first I have to buy some lemons and honey.

Honey and Lemon Tea
  • 1 cup water (I'll be using warm water)
  • 2 teaspoons honey (or in my case,maybe It'll be according to my taste)
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice (though I might be putting more juice) 
So there goes the stubborn me,listing the measurement for the ingredients and tweaking them after.

I know there's the word " tea" in the name but that doesn't mean there should be tea leaves. I do hope this one works,all I do when I have the colds is just drink plenty of water that sometimes I feel like I'm bloated. I am not a fan either of taking medicines, they seem to thicken the mucus and turn out into phlegm,which I hate the most.