Friday, April 29, 2011

***The Royal Wedding ***

Yay! Today is the most awaited day in the Royal world, it's Kate & Prince William's Wedding.
However, for a commoner woman (ehem) like me, yeah...yeah...I'm a princess who also has my handsome & charming prince,but he is not from far...far... away land. Because you might get confused if he's Shrek. haha! 
We'll kidding aside,  it is a dream to have  a Princess like wedding and because of the enormous media coverage we will also have the pleasure to watch and witness the Royal wedding day.

Would you like to have an idea what are the differences between a normal wedding compare to the royal one???

Royal vs. Normal Wedding 

The estimated cost of the Prince William and Kate Middleton’s wedding is a jaw-dropping $86 million dollars, which is a little scandalous if you consider the fact that 22% of the UK’s population live in low-income households. Anyway, how does the costs compare to the average wedding? Below is an infographic by WePay that illustrates a side-by-side comparison between the costs of the Royal Wedding and a normal wedding. Of course, the prices of the “normal wedding” are based on US prices, which is probably three times the cost of Philippine weddings. Suddenly the Philippines doesn’t look like a bad wedding destination after all.

Here are some of the wedding Trivia:

Below is some fun Royal Wedding trivia.
Kate Middleton is doing her own makeup
Believe it or not, princess-to-be Kate is very skilled with a makeup brush, and will be taking care of her own bridal beauty on the most publicized wedding of the decade. According to news reports, she was unhappy with the makeup done by a professional artist for her engagement portraits, that she washed it off and redid the makeup herself. 
That was a good idea, I also have knowledge in make up/ brush but I would like to look different from my everyday make up on my BIG day. Plus, you will feel more relax and pamper once someone is taking care of your hair & face on that especial event.
The Royal Wedding guest list is a mixed bag
Around 1,900 guests were invited to the Royal Wedding. Aside from parliament members, family, and friends of the couple, the wedding guest list included celebrities like Victoria and David Beckham, Elton John, and Rowan Atkinson. The list gets stranger, however – several ex-boyfriends and ex-girlfriends were invited to the Abbey ceremony, as well as two controversial dictators, Crown Prince of Bahrain Salman bin Hamad al-Khalifa and King Mswati of Swaziland.
No beer allowed in the reception
The reception at Buckingham Palace will not be alcohol-free, but they won’t be serving beer, either. According to a wedding insider, serving beer in the presence of the Queen is highly inappropriate, especially at such a grand occasion.
No meals, only canapes
The Royal Wedding guests are there to be seen, not to be fed. Instead of creating a traditional five-course meal at the Buckingham Palace reception, the chefs will be making 10,000 appetizers, or 15 canapes per guest. The canapes include palace specialties like English sausage rolls, herbed crepes, Cornish pasties, and smoked salmon. These delightful nibbles will be served with wine, champagne, or sparkling lemonade with Epsom salts, another palace specialty.
Kate won’t “obey” Will
You go, Kate! According to news reports, Kate Middleton eliminated the word “obey” from her wedding vows; instead, she will promise to “love, comfort, honor, and keep” her princely husband. The Royal couple decided to leave out “obey” in the wedding vows because after a decade of knowing each other, they treat each other as equals, which is really how all marriages should work.
Super agree! 
Marriage is about partnership, teamwork, love , commitment & respect to each other not SLAVERY!!!

The wedding gown:

Rumors has it, Kate will wear something like the designs from above photo.
According to the insider sources of Huffington Post contributor Yvonne Yorke, an emerging designer named Sophie Cranston from the Libélula label won the bid to design and craft the royal wedding dress. While she maintains the possibility that there will be more than one wedding dress made just in case, it’s highly likely that a Sophie Cranston wedding dress will be worn by the princess-to-be as she makes her vows at Westminster Abbey. And if the Royal Wedding cost infographic is correct, this dress cost $41,000 to make.
For those who are unfamiliar with the designer, Sophie Cranston is a protege of Alexander McQueen, who took her in after she won the Designer of the Year Award in 1999 at London’s Graduate Fashion Week. Together with Alice Temperley, she co-created the label Temperly London in 2000, but left shortly a few years later to pursue her passion for flamenco in Andalusia Spain. There, she became inspired to create her own label Libélula, which is the Spanish word for “dragonfly”. Libélula was established in 2002 and is mostly known for figure-flattering dresses in vibrant prints and feminine details. They have a small bridal line as well.

Wedding vs. Marriage
We are all fascinated with the extravagance of the Royal wedding and some women ( but maybe not all) may dream a grand wedding but not as BIG & ROYAL like the wedding of Kate & Prince William.
However, we still should remember that WEDDING is just a one day fun and excitement event,we should invest and be more prepared on MARRIAGE.
It doesn't matter if you're having a big or small wedding, solemn or extravagant as long as you're getting hitched by the man who will love, respect and be with you no matter what. You will be the most beautiful Princess on that day.
In my case, I want a very solemn yet memorable affair. Only parents, siblings and a couple close friends will attend,neither of us wanted a big wedding and neither of us wanted to go deep into debt to have one either.
The day is special because two people are making their vows before God and man to be one flesh for the rest of their lives. The rest is for decoration. Look at some of the biggest weddings and then look at the relationship after 5,10, 15+ years. Money spent on a wedding doesn't equal the the success of the relationship. Seems so obvious but I said it anyway.
Besides, the wedding day is just the beginning of the marriage, the real fun/challenge is all the days after!
Most of my friends are married now, and the more I've seen of others' weddings, the more I want a very small wedding of my own. Honestly, all that stuff just seems less and less important the older I get. Who cares about fancy flowers, amazing dresses, a fantastic feed? Within a year most of the people who attended will barely remember what color your bridesmaids were wearing. And how often do married couples go through their wedding album together? I'm not saying those things are necessarily unimportant, it just seems like the further you get from the actual wedding day the less important those seemingly life-and-death decisions (at the time) really become. Sure, if you have the money, go for it, but don't go into debt for what amounts to about 4 hours of one day of your life. Put the time and money into the marriage.
Although, I don't see anything wrong with a large wedding if one can afford it (going into heavy debt over a wedding is another issue). We can splurge in some areas (catered dinner reception) and saved in others.
In Prince William and Kate's situation, whether they like it or not it is part of their Royal duty to share that special day to their people. What a lucky couple! 
I wish them happiness and eternal love. <3 <3 <3 


Thursday, April 28, 2011

An apple a day...

In health by eating an apple a day, it will keep us fit and will give us enough nutrients.
There are more than 7,500 varieties of apples worldwide. They are rich in many nutrients which people have known for centuries, keeping us healthy and vital. Some of the healing nutrients in apples include antioxidants. Antioxidants help prevent oxidation in the body which prevents cell and tissue damage. Cell and tissue damage is the main aging effect in the body. The skins are rich in flavanoids which have anti-viral, anti-inflammatory, anti-tumor, anti-allergic, and anti-oxidant properties. Apples also have a high level of fiber both soluble and insoluble.

The phytochemicals in apples help slow the aging process. Apples help reduce the risk factor for cancer, heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, cataracts, osteoporosis, and urinary tract infections. Two Cornell studies have shown that apples help improve brain health and decreases the risk for breast cancer. Most of the flavanoids are found in the skin of the apple, giving them their beautiful colors.

When I saw this shirt in a stall from one of my favorite malls, I decided to buy it without any hesitations. 
Just to remind me to eat at least an apple a day. 

Here's my outfit details:

An apple a day shirt: thrifted in Glorietta
Denim Jeans: FOR ME
Wedges: Confetti

My fuchsia flower heart with a touch of teal...

Fuchsia is my top  favorite color that's why when I saw this stripe patterned long blouse with a pop of pink, I really loved it at the first glance. 
I got it on sale  in one of the stalls in Glorietta 5, Ayala Makati. 

I had a chance to wear it twice,during a site inspection with my client and when I dropped by at my BFF's place last weekend. 

Here's the details of this ensemble:

Long Blouse: On sale at Glorietta 5
Bag: gifted
Polka dots teal scarf: Tomato
Sandals: gift from my Bff Bhev's

Sunday, April 24, 2011

*** Must love dogs ***

Since we were kids we are raised by our parents to love and care for pets especially dogs.
So far, we have five dogs at home, three males and two females most of them are gifts from my best friends and relatives.

The youngest and newest is Basty, he's a Shitszu Maltese and a gift from my cousin.

Well, Basty loves walking around the malls, parks and road trips, every time I brought him to some place I usually wear comfortable outfits and casual.
Most of the time I wear simple tops, shorts and flats footwear.

Here re some of my favorites quotes from dog lovers: 

A dog is one of the remaining reasons why some people can be persuaded to go for a walk.
-- O.A. Battista

Buy a pup and your money will buy love unflinching.
-- Rudyard Kipling

Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.
-- Roger Caras

Dogs are our link to paradise. They don't know evil or jealousy or discontent. To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring--it was peace.
-- Milan Kundera

Dogs feel very strongly that they should always go with you in the car, in case the need should arise for them to bark violently at nothing right in your ear.
-- Dave Barry

Dogs have given us their absolute all. We are the center of their universe. We are the focus of their love and faith and trust. They serve us in return for scraps. It is without a doubt the best deal man has ever made.
-- Roger Caras

Dogs' lives are too short. Their only fault, really.
-- Agnes Sligh Turnbull

Every dog must have his day.
-- Jonathan Swift

Happiness is a warm puppy.
-- Charles M. Schulz

He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are his life, his love, his leader. He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart. You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion.
-- Author Unknown

I have a dog and sometimes I'll be the littlest kid with my dog and marvel at his ears and his nose and how he looks at me. If he died, I'd bawl like a baby.
-- Aaron Eckhart

I love a dog. He does nothing for political reasons.
-- Will Rogers

I think dogs are the most amazing creatures; they give unconditional love. For me they are the role model for being alive.
-- Gilda Radner

I wonder if other dogs think poodles are members of a weird religious cult.
-- Rita Rudner

If dogs could talk it would take a lot of the fun out of owning one.
-- Andy Rooney

If you are a dog and your owner suggests that you wear a sweater. . . suggest that he wear a tail.
-- Fran Lebowitz

If you get to thinkin' you're a person of some influence, try orderin' somebody else's dog around.
-- Cowboy Wisdom

If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you; that is the principal difference between a dog and a man.
-- Mark Twain

If your dog doesn't like someone you probably shouldn't either.
-- Author Unknown

If your dog is fat, you're not getting enough exercise.
-- Author Unknown

I've seen a look in dogs' eyes, a quickly vanishing look of amazed contempt, and I am convinced that basically dogs think humans are nuts.
-- John Steinbeck

Labradors [are] lousy watchdogs. They usually bark when there is a stranger about, but it is an expression of unmitigated joy at the chance to meet somebody new, not a warning.
-- Norman Strung

My dog is worried about the economy because Alpo is up to 99 cents a can. That's almost $7.00 in dog money.
-- Joe Weinstein

My goal in life is to be as good of a person my dog already thinks I am.
-- Author Unknown

My husband and I are either going to buy a dog or have a child. We can'tdecide whether to ruin our carpets or ruin our lives.
-- Rita Rudner

No matter how little money and how few possessions you own, having a dog makes you rich.
-- Louis Sabin

No one appreciates the very special genius of your conversation as the dog does.
-- Christopher Morley

No symphony orchestra ever played music like a two-year-old girl laughing with a puppy.
-- Bern Williams

One reason a dog can be such a comfort when you're feeling blue is that he doesn't try to find out why.
-- Author Unknown

Puppies are nature's remedy for feeling unloved, plus numerous other ailments of life.
-- Richard Allan Palm

The best way to get a puppy is to beg for a baby brother — and they'll settle for a puppy every time.
-- Winston Pendleton

The dog was created specially for children. He is the god of frolic.
-- Henry Ward Beecher

The great pleasure of a dog is that you may make a fool of yourself with him and not only will he not scold you, but he will make a fool of himself too.
-- Samuel Butler

The more people I meet the more I like my dog.
-- Author Unknown

The reason a dog has so many friends is that he wags his tail instead of his tongue.
-- Author Unknown

There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face.
-- Ben Williams

They [dogs] never talk about themselves but listen to you while you talk about yourself, and keep up an appearance of being interested in the conversation.
-- Jerome K. Jerome

Things that upset a terrier may pass virtually unnoticed by a Great Dane.
-- Smiley Blanton

To err is human, to forgive, canine.
-- Author Unknown

We long for an affection altogether ignorant of our faults. Heaven has accorded this to us in the uncritical canine attachment.
-- George Eliot

When you feel dog tired at night, it may be because you've growled all day long.
-- Author Unknown

Whoever said you can't buy happiness forgot little puppies.
-- Gene Hill

You can say any fool thing to a dog, and the dog will give you this look that says, `My God, you're RIGHT! I NEVER would've thought of that!'
-- Dave Barry

I hope you had a great time reading, thanks!



Sunday, April 17, 2011

When Olive meets Chocolate (",)

One of the top colors of 70's is Olive green & Chocolate brown and also 
the color palette for  2011 has been refined and made of beautiful nuances that lie in one line and combines.
I decided to revive the colors of 70's by wearing something with Olives and Chocolates.

Olive green & brown wedge- Janylin
Brown bag - gift from my Aunt
Olive green dress- gift from my sister Jaydee
Bracelets: Tomato
Sunglasses: Fly
 I hope you like it!


Barbiejhaki :)
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