Tuesday, September 29, 2009


It's getting colder now. Despite the fact that I hate wind chills and goose bumps, I'm looking forward to wearing fall/winter clothes. Nice warm turtlenecks, sweaters, nylons, boots, scarves, touques and much much more.

I am wearing my touque for the first time in a very long time. I think I might buy some more hats. They're fashionable and cute.

Now with the weather getting chillier and the day starting later, I have been craving for something like this.

I think my favourite drink is still a soy latte. Sometimes cappuccinos. If I don't really feel like having any dairy or soy, I just get a double Americano, black.

Maybe it's because I haven't had coffee for awhile or the fact that I just drink black coffee, I get quite shaky. This is probably not a good sign.

I'll have to go to Caffe Artigiano one of these days and pamper myself with a nice soy latte and a berry tart.


picture via Coffee stencil

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Lost in Time

So a few weeks ago I picked up an Ion Magazine. I flipped over the first page and I saw this...

This is crazy. This is Eric. Well, it's not, but it's Eric!

I guess it's not unusual for people to look alike in this world, but what are the chances that you see one of your friend's face in a random magazine that you picked up in a shoe store? Odd. Very odd.

Looking at this picture reminded me of Eric back in our high school days. Then I realized that high school was..awhile ago. Time is flying by and sometimes we get lost in it. "Live in the moment" they say, but once you look at the bigger picture, it's hard to fit everything in place. So, let's do the best we can and make the best out of the time we've got. We can't do everything. We can't go everywhere. We can't know everything. But, we'll do the best we can. =)

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

my new favourite piece of art

I've recently fallen in love with lipsticks.

Growing up, it has always been about flavoured chapsticks, fruity lip balms, and shiny lip glosses. They smell good and they make your lips pretty. However, nothing makes the lips sexier than the use of lipsticks.

I was a bit late on picking up the trend of lipsticks. I bought my first one at the airport this summer: Shu uemura OR 530. This beautiful rose colour immediately caught my eyes and I chose it without hesitation.

I don't know if it is the personality changing, hormones rising, or just pure aging, I have become profoundly attracted to the world of red.

I used to be a tomboy who'd wear oversized t-shirts with sweatpants or tear-aways. I'd wear my brother's basketball shorts because I thought it made me look cool. I'd wear baggy jeans and caps. I'd kill myself before I'd put on a skirt. I didn't believe in makeup. All in all, I was not fashionable.

Now, I admit I like materialistic beauty. "Natural" makeup is flawless but sharp and colourful makeup is creative. It's exciting and it's extravagant. It's a different type of beauty and a different expression of the art. Each summer I travel to different countries and perhaps different continents. I observe the different attitudes each trend possesses. I take pieces of ideas to form my own style, like the making of a quilt. Our clothes define who we are. It's important to take the time and effort to appreciate the quality and design.

To conclude, I plan to purchase more lipsticks.

Add a little blush and you become your world's favourite person.