Sunday, January 31, 2016

Random Thought: It's the Simple Thing that Counts

Random thought: It is about knowing the smallest, the little detail of your life that counts the most...

Currently: Writing a blog at 11 o'clock in the evening of the January 31st. It's pretty amazing when you realize it's an hour away to February. Before this month end, I would like to express some random thought that disturbs my mind in this silent evening.
Actually, I'm in the perfect mood to blog. Plus, I'm just right here at my favorite place to hangout- here in my room at the right corner of my bed illuminated by the purple lampshade. Truly, it's my "clean well-lighted place" for me. The perfect ambiance convinced me to compose a blog and reflect on the things- my random thoughts that disturb the silent evening.

I started to think of my dreams, my ambitions, and my secret desires. As it flashed right in front of me, it lingered for a while but it suddenly fades away. It's just a minute or second, it vanished. But, I still put my hope and have faith that someday, somehow all my dreams will come to pass.

What I have right now are the simple things... the little details of my life. While waiting for that dream to happen, I start to compose myself and get to know who I am. It's the  simple things count. People may not know me well, my family cannot answer about my favorite book, author, fav food and favorite place to hangout... but, I do exactly know that I can answer it all. I want to emphasize that those are exactly the things we need to do- to know better oneself. To love!

Have a glimpse of the little things you love about, the simple things you love to do and the tiny pieces of your hearts desire that you want to happen... think of it...  and just do it! Big dreams frustrate us, it stressed us- especially if you waited for it and you wanted for it so badly but nothing happens. That's the main reason why we lose our focus. Why not try to do the little things and be happy about it. Start reading your book you purchased at the bookstore, cook your favorite food and share it with your family. But you can do both- cook your favorite food and eat it while reading your newly purchased book or sleep early and take some rest. Life would be very simple if you don't complicate things too much. Big Dreams are good. I'm not hindering you to dream, but life would be satisfying if we accomplish those tiny, little, simple things in our life. It gives exact happiness we've all been wanting. We will live a satisfied and complete life if we appreciate all of it.

"When you start appreciating tiny, little and simple things in your life, you will be amazed and appreciate more of the BIG and GREAT things that will come to you." It's all about focus. Simple things counts.

Have a great day everyone. Keep going and God bless.

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Happy 28th Year Anniversary to my Mama and Papa

Finally, the plans are all set. We had a wonderful evening with my family. My sister bought food for us while I bought my favorite cake and a wine. This simple celebration is just a glimpse of how proud I am to have parents like them. For me, 28 years of marriage is already an accomplishment. The secret to a good marriage is honesty, trust, and care. These are just my thought, but truly worth to keep.

I am just wishing and hoping that the kind of love they've shared with is each other is an inspiration for us.   I hopw that they'll continue to love and care for each other. Don't allow your husband to run out of love towards you. Love comes along the journey. What's bound to happen will always find its way. *giggles

Here's the snapshot of them during our small and yet a wonderful anniversary celebration.  Keep  Keep going everyone. This post is the simplest letter and gift that I could give.
Keep going everyone. Enjoy your day :D


Sunday, January 24, 2016

Save the Date: Dinner with My Family at the 28th

Let's all celebrate love. It's not February yet but you can already feel the valentine spirit. Truly, love is in the air. Yep, it's not an ordinary week for the family. Actually, it's my mom and dad's 28th wedding anniversary. It's going to be their 28th years on the 28th. Twenty eight years is already a good number to celebrate. I am planning to have a simple surprise for my mom and dad. I just want to celebrate their lasting love and relationship. Their  patience and understanding to one another are one of the great value they imparted to us- their children. And I just want to make this simple surprise as a way of thanking them, because, without them, I wouldn't be here also.heheh. Kidding aside, the years they've been together calls for a great celebration.

So what are my plans? Well, I'm going to have a little budget, but I'll make sure it's worthwhile and memorable. I'm planning to buy a cake- of course. I want to have a candle on top to look more sincere. I also planned to have balloons shaped in numbers "2" and "8". I'm going to prepare and cook a dish for our family dinner- oops! I don't know how to cook. (I hope it works in following recipe books). Wine could also be romantic. And of course, good table setting and setup can lit up the place. So, bring it on! The premier table linens fitted round tablecloth  would be a great fit to perfect my arrangement.Round table cloth is really perfect for romantic setup. I'm just hoping that everything goes well according to my plans. And I hope I could buy  a simple gift for them. Though material things may fade, but the memories and the thought that we remembered and celebrated their love is priceless.

I really appreciate my parents and I love them so much. I hope we can have dinner together with my family. It's been a long time already since we have dinner together as family- since we have busy schedules. Rarely we have dinner together as a family- sometimes during weekend. I hope all things work together. Though there are some family problems, but better communication is the key to a harmonuos life. And best communication are done over dinner. And dinner is better when we eat together. And food tastes better when you eat it with your family.

I wanna leave this photo to you because this photograph speaks a thousand words.
Happy 28th wedding anniversary to my mom and dad. I love you :D

Thursday, January 21, 2016

AlDub: The Challenge to Thrive and Survive


Who would have thought that the whole nation will fall in love to these two showbiz underdog? Namely Alden Richards and Maine Mandoza. They are the phenomenal stars in the Philippines right now. Richards, together with his other half Maine Mendoza or better known as "Yaya dub",  they build up the the strongest phenomenal loveteam "AlDub" in the country. At midyear of 2015 their loveteam was discovered accidentally #sweetSERENDIPITY indeed. Now, they take the whole country by storm with lots of TV ads, endorsements, magazine covers,awards and recognitions, billboard, successful movie and TV series. In a span of six (6) months they already build up a large nation- they called it the "Aldub Nation" (it's the name of the millions of fans who supports the loveteam).

I'm a fan of their loveteam from the time it started... and I hope it goes to forever. I always support them all the way. I always watch the noontime show EatBulaga on replays on YouTube. I'm not an addict but a dedicated fan. I've witnessed how there loveteam flurorished and blossomed. Wishing for there love to be "real" from "reel". But the big question is, how the show will sustain and survive or how they're going to thrive? Now, it is a great challenge for them to remain in that spot- to thrive and stay on the top. It is time for the creative writers to put colors on the show, to add more juice to the storyline and refrain from being too myrsterious of the two stars. It's still good to reveal the real shot between the two. Maybe the fan will get tired of figuring out the real score. Let the two be real with themselves. Give them more time to relax- the burn out might be one of the reason some loosed sparks. They must find out and work it out the technique of survival- especially in showbusiness.

I wish them the best and hope the hype and the kilig feeling will lasts a little bit longer. Because honestly, it gives joy to many. I hope the writers and producers behind AlDub will not let the new found treasure slip in their hands. They must do something!

Let's wait and see how long the clamor takes and will the AlDub fan remains.?

Cheers to AlDub. I'll still support them all the way.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

The Music of Love

Who can't resist to stare at this man? The man named Alden Richards- a phenomenal star in the Philippines. This picture is not just a picture of a "pretty boy" or a "boy next door" look, but I can see a guy who is passionately in love... to music.

Richards, in the other hand, is inclined to music (as a singer not on musical instruments).  I find it very sexy and attractive if a man knows how to play musical instruments.  I admire him more when he tried to learn the musical instrument  to pursue the girl he loves. Though, it's just in a TV series acting, but I can't stop myself to fall in love to this guy. I can clearly see how passionate and perfect gentleman he is. I just love the idea of the "old school" type of courtship. Where the man serenades the woman he loves.

I can see his hardship while learning the instrument. Playing musical instruments is very hard- especially the guitar. You have to press the strings in the other side and strum the strings in the other hand, modify the tune and etc. I tried it once and it drives me crazy. Good thing, today it is made easy with tremol-no. It is perfect for electric guitars in tuning and modifying the sound. Two thumbs up tp this high-tech goodie.

Serenity is inclined to the word serenade. It is called harana in our country. Good job for the man who still use this effective tactic- captivating a woman's heart with music. They say if you can't speak to the girl you love, go get your guitar and let it do the speaking. Music could be the best voice of the heart.

I am not a music lover but, ideally, people eventually fall in love to the man who can play music instrument. Though we cannot touch music, but surely music can touch you. Music speaks what cannot be expressed. The sincerity and passion of the person can be felt  from the instrument through the heart. It speaks love.
Music can give us a great escape. It gives us freedom and the feeling of Love.

For me, I will not stop asking and praying to God to send me a man who will serenade me as I started walking that aisle on a white dress. It feels like walking towards my destiny. I want that man to play instruments and serenades me. The man who will let me feel the music of love for the rest of my life. <3

Keep going everyone. God bless. 

Sunday, January 17, 2016

THE SUNDAY CURRENTLY | 02

Woah! Time runs so fast. I couldn't believe I am now posting my second blog post about "Sunday Currently". It feels like only yesterday when I did my first "Sunday Currently" blog post. Checkout my first blog post here -- THE SUNDAY CURRENTLY | 01 
Though I'm a little bit tired and sleepy, but still I'll try my very best to be sincere and honest in posting. So here it is. I hope you enjoyed reading my first post. ;-)
CURRENTLY
Reading my Payu2blog assignments, just checking if there are available opportunities to blog about. Oh, I'm not blogging just to earn, I'm always sincere (as much as possible) even if it's a paid ad post.
Listening to the sound of our ceiling fan. It's quite loud so I clearly hear the " don't know why it sounds like that.." sound. heheh :D
Thinking many things... everything. Overthinking ? Thinking about  my family, the things to do tomorrow, work and work. It's Monday, so it's back to work. I have to work or else I will be kicked out in my job. I love my job!. and lasly... Thinking about DJC. (haha that man lels!). 
Smelling effecascent oil. It's a menthol body rub and it has a soothing smell. It is perfect for body massage. My younger sister is applying it and it happens she's just near me. 
Wishing for great weekdays and a happy life. I think everyone is wishing for it. I hope this could happen to me.
Hoping  a healthy lifestyle. Right now, I'm making a promise to sleep early today. I hope I can make it- finish this post just enough to reach my targeted sleeping hour. 
Wearing my favorite red cotton short pants and spaghetti sleeveless top. Comfy ;)
Loving my new lampshade. It's my new favorite. Gotcha! I love my purple lampshade... perfect for a double deck bed. It's helping. Now I can clearly see the letters in my lappy. 
Wanting to find the love of my life.Hahaha. Kidding. But still wanting the one that is rightfully made just for me. I like  the guy who happens to be a teacher- but not from our school.  I hope that his the one (fingers crossed)! We used to bump into each other many times already- and I think it's sweet SERENDIPITY! 
Needing allowance. Salary. I need to by my beauty care products.
Feeling confused. I wonder if this feeling is worth fighting for or do I need to make an end of this? ATM Experiencing an emotional dilemma. :-(
Whatever things I posted right now, there's one thing I've realized. It undergoes change. Everything happens in some reasons. Everything changed suddenly. Sunday Currently 01 is different to Sunday Currently 02. Everything happens for a reason and it has a complete uniqueness. God made and weave our everyday experience so unique that today's day is different from the other. 
Keep going everyonee. I hope you enjoyed my post. * wink. - Lynn

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

My Foliage Diary's New Skin: The Story Behind the New Blog Theme

Happy new year everyone. It's 2016. So, expect for new opportunities and new adventure. Let's get it on! This year, I am looking forward to share to you my fun and exciting 2016 with you guys. Please, stay in touch to my blog as we share different experiences and memorable moments together.

Since it's new year, My Foliage Diary is giving you a new face this year. Thank God I finally finished my blog's new skin. As you can observe, if you're a regular visitor to this blog, you can clearly observe the changes to my blog. Yep. I finally made it. After how many months of struggling to achieve a new blog skin, yeah, I did it. I nailed it. I love the result of my hard work. As you can see, the upper part of the blog is a carefree woman, adventurous and free. It is what I want to express in this blog. I want to be a power woman who can freely express herself without hesitations and fear of what other people say... And the color? Oh, I love the color of this blog. It is one of my favorite so, I really tried hard to achieve this peachy-colored blog. Enjoy my peach colored blog.

Here's  a snapshot of my blog on how it looks like for almost 4 years in blogging...


It's a cartooned type of blog theme. Cartoon  is too far from reality. Though, I love its colorful effect but still it is trapped into fantasy. And the woman in the side? She's sitting in front of the laptop- that's how I really look like during my blogging years. For how many years I didn't see any wrong about this picture, until the time I see it as a workaholic woman. I don't want to be that woman. It needs to be change- a new perspective and a brighter view of life should come arise. 

So, here comes a new blog theme. A very versatile woman, power woman, free and joyful. I wanna be that woman. That's my goal for 2016! You can clearly see the sunrise and she's heading in that direction.  Plus, the blog just simply says... this is REALITY! No need for fantasy, because reality will work out when you live it happily. :-)

Keep goin' everyone. I hope you enjoyed my blog's new look.
God bless. Have a great day.

Monday, January 11, 2016

Music: The Voice of the Soul

It's already midnight. All people and in the neighborhood are already asleep. And me? I'm right here blogging at the wee hours of the night. Honestly, there are so many things going in my head right now, –mostly things that I shouldn’t be (spending so much time) thinking about. I just can't contain how I felt at this moment.  I'm being nostalgic and feeling emotional. I feel happy and sad at the same time. Maybe because I've been through some ups and downs this past few months. Or these unexplainable feelings are caused by the music that is playing in my YouTube playlist and its tingling in my ear.

As I  listen to some acoustic guitar covers on YouTube, it gives me a nostalgic and unexplainable feeling. I feel sad, in love and relaxed at the same time. The songs were played in an acoustic guitar. The music it creates calms your soul. Music is also therapeutic in relieving stress. I'm very willing to learn any musical instrument-acoustic guitar probably- to ease any pain and calm my disturbed heart. As I see, it gives happiness to the man as he gently strummed its strings. If it's the only way to relax my stressful mind, then purchasing one could be a great idea. Lucky for me, I found ibanez acoustic electric and it could be perfect for this plan. Actually, it's already in my wishlist (I hope it's not too late for a Christmas gift, please!)

Well, music gives you life. I couldn't imagine the world without music. I thank the Lord for musicians who composed and play instruments to serenade the heart. We could express our feelings through listening and playing music. We can express it through singing or in playing musical instruments. Music can express what you cannot speak. It soothes the mind and gives you rest for a while. Music is the voice of the soul. Music is the reflection of what you go through. Keep the music playing in your hearts. When you feel lonely, sad, happy or you can't feel anything at all... just play music. It will teach you how to fly. But, always choose the right music and know where it's leading you.

Alright! It's time to sign off. I hope you enjoyed and learn something from this post.
Keep going everyone. Have a great day.

Sunday, January 10, 2016

THE SUNDAY CURRENTLY | 01

This is my first time to post this type of blog post. I have read some popular blogs from my favorite celebrity, Maine Mendoza's blog to be exact. She also got the idea from the other blogger and I find it very interesting to post such kind of blog posts. It is entitled The Sunday Currently. I think it is very fun and ceative, so I'm gonna try this also in my blog. Would you like to try it too.?
Sunday is a family day, but I was left  alone at home because everyone in the family went to church today. I stayed at home coz I have coughs and colds- SICK in short. Well then it's the second Sunday of January, but still I can't get over of the Christmas break.LOL. I demand a loooong vacation!
So here it is. I'm so excited to do this!
CURRENTLY
Reading some of my old blog post. I'm kinda nostalgic today so I was browsing my old posts- did a random reading from 2010 to present blog post. Heheh I'm enjoying my grammar, though. I am also reading some FB comments from my recently uploaded photos and some comments from my crush's photos- shh don't call me a stalker!
Listening droplets of rain in our rooftop. I'm a pluviophile, remember? It seems a sound to my ear. I'm loving it. So expect that I can make at least 3 and more blog posts today (because it's raining!)
Thinking. To be honest, there are so many things going in my head right now, –mostly things that I shouldn’t be (spending so much time) thinking about. #1 I  am thinking about the guy who just stole my attention. I wonder if we could meet again. #2 It's back to work tomorrow (monday) and I was assigned as the OIC since our school head is not around. I don't know, but I feel like I'm not a good at it- to be a leader. #3 Thinking for a good med to ease my cough. It's a struggle for me for how many days now and tomorrow is back to work, but still sick. :-(
Smelling nothing. Not anything. I can't smell the good food. I can't even smell the pasta that I'm eating. Yeah! I'm sick so blame it to my cough and colds.
Wishing to see him again. (naku! tinamaan na atah ako). hahahh. Wishing that things would be better- relationships for me and for the whole family.  And also more opportunities for this blog.
Hoping  for the good weekdays ahead. Start of work tomorrow, and hoping everything goes well.
Wearing blue short pants and a stripes tank top. Wearing my makeup (of course!) even at home.
Loving my new blog skin or theme. I've been working for it for how may hours this morning and I'm excited to blog about it. Of course, if you frequently visit my blog, you can observe the changes.
Wanting to have a peace of mind, relaxation and go far away from stress. *sigh
Needing more and more sleep. I had sleep deprivation due to my own actions and I wanna make it right.
Feeling stressed and depressed. But  happy. I don't know. I am not bipolar, but some things are bothering me. I can't express how I feel right now. Maybe in some time. 
I hope you enjoyed my post. This is somewhat-kinda slambook blog post and do it every Sundays'. Hope you guys had a great time! Have a great week ahead! Keep going. God bless. 

Saturday, January 09, 2016

Beauty Talk: EB Advance Lip and Cheek Stain Review

Hi everyone. I hope you are enjoying your weekend. I hope you're having a good time this weekend. Mine? I already have one- that is when we went to the pizza house with my new classmates in my masters class. I'll be blogging about it later.

Well, the reason I posted this blog because I'm very excited to show to you my new found favorite lip wear. Yeah, this is exactly what I'm looking for. I'm not a fanatic of a lippy, and glossy lipstick or a lip balm because I find it too greasy. I really want to have a natural red-lip look.Well, my search is over. Thanks to this Everbilena Advance Lip and Cheek Stain. I  fell in love to this product. It's not glossy. It gives your lip just a tint of red. It appeals as natural. When I first tried the product, so far, there's no allergic reaction on my lip- I don't know about the cheek because  haven't tried it yet.

Been looking for it for so long, thank God I found it at Watsons. Watsons are located in any supermall near you. The product is very good- I'll give it 9 out of 10 as it's rate. Plus, the price is so cheap you can buy it for only  135 Php. Yes, it leaves a red stain in your lip, but it will not leave a mark in your glass or clothes. It has a bitter-sweet so you better not lick it- unless you love its taste.

Those who doesn't like greasy and glossy lipstick,  I highly recommend this product. Or you can also use it along with your favorite lip gloss or lip balm (it's up to you). Well, it's not a paid ad! It's my simple and honest product review. Two thumbs up for this lip tint.

 here's the 20ml. squeeze tube, I just purchased it last week, so I cannot say how many months it can sustain you (maybe, it depends on how you frequently apply it!)

Here it is, I haven't tried it on my cheek so I just crop my picture. Anyways, it really looks good on my lip. I'll be posting a part 2 product review when I start using it on my cheek. I read good reviews that it also looks good on the cheek. If you want a  natural looking rosy cheek, why not give it a try? ;-) *wink

Keep going everyone. Enjoy!

Thursday, January 07, 2016

Feeling Nostalgic: Wishing for a Class Reunion

I'm feeling nostalgic as I dig some of my old photos from my Facebook account. I was skimming and looking at it for almost an hour now. I feel so sad, knowing that time flies so fast. The first photo that I uploaded was way back 2009. The photos speak how I live up my past six (6) years of my life. There are all memories now- great memories that I've treasured indeed. I wish that those flashback photos will extend and capture the years in high school. High school and college memories are one of those I've treasured the most. It's like half  of my years of existence were spent schooling. Beautiful events and memories happened at school

Oh, it's killing me. I'm missing all of my school mates and batchmates. I miss the time when I laugh  with my best friend at one of our favorite bench, hangout with my classmates and friends at the canteen,  cried so hard because of "puppy love".
I admit it, I really envy those batch who had their class reunion last Christmas. I really wish we could make time, patch up and bond together with batchmates and classmates. Its my desire to see all my friends being successful in their career path they chose. I will be happy  to see them (my friends) who have been successful in their career in business and in their motherhood.

If there are things that could symbolize the bond that we had with my batchmates, that would be class rings from Joy Jewelers. When I look at it, it speaks so much of the bond that we have. I suggest friends and bacthmates should have that ring during class reunion. Ring symbolizes a commitment, a vow.  Just like newly weds, friends should make a vow that where ever they are, whatever the circumstances are... the friendship, love and comradery will still remain.
Oh, I love and miss all my batchmates, school mates and friends. If someone from my batch will read this, I hope they will organizeand  come up a reunion for our batch- Batch 2006. That would be very fun and exciting.

Treasure all the things that happens to you in the present, because sooner or later it will turn out to be memories- good memories to cherish.
Keep going everyone. Enjoy the evening. God bless. 

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