yesterday, it was zac and vanessa. today, it's ryan and scarlett. who's next?
arrghh! i also have friends who just broke up with their partners (some... at the brink of). is love just too easy to ditch now?! is heading to splitsville the new trend?! if it is, i'd rather be on the "baduy" end!
today, i woke up at three in the morning for reasons i couldn't fathom. i tried mighty hard to go back to sleep but my mind wouldn't cooperate. all i could ever think of was work.
my mind was furiously doing mental notes on the things that need to be done. what's worse, the sound of the clock ticking made my heart race faster.
i didn't take any meds for my cough and colds the night before but it felt like i was high on drugs!
this is insane.
working on a saturday or a sunday (or checking emails to say the least) may sound unfair BUT for work to invade your sleep and deprive you of your remaining hours of rest before you get to the "battlefield" is TOTALLY UNACCEPTABLE!
i feel tired and sleepy! i miss my pillows and my bed. i wish i could just stay home and doze off.
my colds and cough won't go away. maybe, just maybe if i could only rest enough, i'd be fine again.
i may be way, way behind the gossip girl episodes but that doesn't stop me from liking blake lively aka serena vanderwoodsen. she may sound like she's slurring when talking or pout without meaning to do it all the time but i find her perfect complexion, golden hair, slender frame & her fashion sense fierce! no wonder she's a vogue favorite.
after the glorious 6-day trip in taipei, i dove back to reality -- of a work-life imbalance. hundreds of emails to read, tons of JOs to do, meetings to attend to, reimbursements to file, calls (and texts) to make not to mention the gazillion competitive analyses we have to accomplish. and oh, the work "thing" that seems to make us all emo.
my "other life" takes the back seat again. the "other life" meaning the fashion/wardrobe styling i've been doing on the side, the accessories business i have been trying hard to sustain, the gatherings i've been skipping unintentionally, the tons of photos i've meaning to save, edit and upload, the articles/topics i have long been wanting to blog about, the boyfriend's birthday gift i should've bought eons ago, and the endless list just goes on...
24 hours in a day is not enough and it doesn't help that each second goes oh sooooo zippy. it feels like you're running on a treadmill...you've been running for so long but you're still going nowhere.
the fuse is getting shorter by the day. the feeling of frustration, desperation and exasperation seems to resurface.
a recently launched campaign accused mcdonald's for killing people with its food by causing heart disease. the commercial ends with a mcdonald's logo and the tagline pun "I was loving' it."
it was an ad made and released by a non-profit organization called physicians committee for responsible medicine. i just wonder how mcdo responded to this?! watch the vid below and you might just forget about having your daily mcdo fix! read here to know more!
jazz up your old, boring shoes and slip ons by adding a pretty bow. don't be scared to try coz it's as easy as 1-2-3. all you need is your imagination, a piece of cloth or a lace, pen, scissors, and a glue gun and viola! you'll have "brand new" shoes in an instant.
since november 2006 , i have been receiving updates via my gmail on who has been viewing my profile, who has "bought" me or who has been sending me messages but i never attempted to check it until today and i was surprised to see how blonde i was four years ago. acck!
today, after almost four years of being inactive in tagged social network, i am canceling my account. i never really used it anyways. i just accepted my friend's invite to join thinking it was as fun as the then "it" network, friendster.
i am afraid of identity theft and i don't want to manage too many social network accounts more than i can really handle. now i've got one less network/site to be active in. i am happy to just manage facebook, twitter, multiply and blogspot. phew!
the other day, an fb friend/former client posted a photo of superga's limited edition "superheroes" rubbershoes in facebook. that same day after our event in eastwood, i went to superga to check them out myself.
they're beyond cute and what's more?! they're affordable too (a pair is just P2,5++)! how cool is that?! :)
venus raj, our representative to the recently concluded Miss Universe 2010 pageant ranked 5th (4th runner-up) among the 78 gorgeous contestants. She charmed the judges and the "universe" in a MAJOR, MAJOR way! :) props to you venus! you made us all proud! :)
i can splurge on clothes, shoes and bags in an impulse but when it comes to pampering myself - going to the spa, having a massage or doing my nails, i make sure i go the best ones. for me, every penny should be worth it especially that most of the people consider this as a luxury. but when a very good friend told me that the nail spa lounge by ellabell in megamall will be worth my time and effort, i decided to go last saturday.
i left makati an hour before my 3pm appointment to be sure that i will arrive on time. i didn't want to look harassed when i reach my destination and i didn't want to miss it since i was already forewarned that weekends are usually packed. lo and behold, when i arrived at exactly 3 o'clock, i came to see a pretty moulin rouge inspired nail spa lounge :)
(i love the black/zebra print love seat. too bad i didn't get to take a pic of it upclose)
(the waiting area - you choose your nail polish while you wait)
(this is the area where they do the quick nail polish changes)
i was warmly welcomed by the pretty owner and manager of the spa, shiela marie chua. i am telling you she's a darling! despite the heavy stream of clients going in and out of the spa, she made sure ingrid (the cute 3yr old kid who has happily drawing sun, flowers and a girl using shiela's colored pens and scratch papers while waiting for her mom) and i were comfortable.
after a quick chit chat with shiela and playing with ingrid, i was asked to enter the "lounge" and this huge and comfy couch was waiting for me. sheila recommended that i try the "royalty foot spa pedicure" and i did!
(they have a built-in sink on the floor)
i then soaked my feet on the warm soapy water and they started to feel relaxed after a couple of seconds.
a few minutes after, michelle reached for my foot and started filing it! i had to muster courage not pull my leg from her or kick her. it was just ticklish! :)
(michelle got too shy. she didn't want me to take a pic of her)
( michelle is now preparing to exfoliate my legs.
P.S. ignore the bruise on my right leg. i bumped into a table the night before :) )
janet (face not seen) on the other hand started scrubbing my arms with an exfoliating scrub. afterwhich, she put on a mask on both of my arms.
i was told that the paraffin therapy will help absorb the excess water and "lamig" inside your arms and legs so i gave in to it.
(after applying the paraffin wax, my arms were wrapped to seal the warmth in)
(the glove looked like an oversized baby mitten)
(before this, my legs were wrapped and had booties too)
after the exfoliation, masking, paraffin therapy and massaging came the cleaning, trimming and polishing of the the nails.
coz it'll make the nails shorter and harder to grow
- a common mistake of the manicuristas in small parlors)
if you wish for more artsy nails, they also do nail art and here are some of my favorite designs:
since i had to wait for a couple of minutes more to dry off my nail polish, sheila and i chatted about the spa and her future plans. she told me that they'll be opening two more branches - one in robinson's place manila in september and in greenhills near conti's by october so better watch out for that.
anyways, i know this is getting lengthy already (but i just can't help go into details) and so i say that the nail spa lounge by ellabell is worth your every penny, your time and effort. their royalty foot spa pedicure is so wonderful you would want to spend the rest of your day there. the people are nice and very efficient and the owner is such a sweetheart.
whenever you feel like spoiling or rewarding your self after a week of hard work, better visit this place and you'll surely feel like a royalty!
(now at EMT's booth with my pretty nails)
the nail spa lounge is located at the 5th floor of the atrium in megamall
they're open everyday (mall hours)
for inquiries and reservations - you may call 470-3790