Shake it out...

So I have about an hour until 2012 gets here so I'll hurry it up.

I just wanted to say that 2011 wasn't exactly what I would have hoped it would be. I think I pretty much summed it up on Twitter when I said that the theme of 2011 for me was that sometimes, things don't always go as planned, even though you plan out every detail. But that's what a new year is all about. It's time to say goodbye to mistakes and welcome in some new mistakes. But that's life, and we still love it.

Though it wasn't what I expected, there were still some great adventures. I'll leave you with some of my favorite moments of this year. Smiles.



Here's to you...

Merry day after Christmas everybody!
I hope you all got what you wanted since you wouldn't have to go to any of the busy malls today. I was fortunate enough to get stuff I actually liked from my amazing family. Thank goodness. No returns here. Smiles.

So as you may have seen from last year's Christmas post, and the year before that, my family and I celebrate Christmas mostly on the eve but we see other family on the actual day. Filipinos have this thing called Noche Buena where we have a little feast on the night of Christmas Eve and then exchange gifts at midnight. We were at my parents' house this year and it was a grand time. More pictures to come.




You're so fresh to death...


My last two Inspiration Wednesdays have been a little late so this week I thought I should start early for you guys.
These past two days, I have been with my sister since I slept over her house on Monday and we just had an amazing time and did the things we used to do which is super fun. Also, I saw Drive, which is an amazing movie. Love. Ryan Gosling, yeah. Gorge. Anyway, so today we, along with her friend Maeghan, totally went extreme thrifting today, which I always love. I get into a zone where my hands keep moving crap around but i don't even feel them. Yeah I'm an odd one but I love thrift stores. If you don't love thrift stores, there's something wrong with you. Maeghan took us to this place and I literally had to dig to find stuff. As you can see, there were piles and piles that we went through. I found some great stuff, I can't wait to show you.

Which brings me to Inspiration Wednesday. And it's simple, really. Thrift/vintage stores.
It's probably been about a couple weeks since I've been to any thrift store and today made me miss it very much. Most of my favorite pieces of clothing are either thrifted or vintage. I love it because you never know what you might find. It makes me so happy when I find things that I'm not actually looking for, and the surprise is amazeballs. Yes I frequent the usual Goodwill and Salvation Army, but the hole in the wall places, and huge warehouses are the ones that make me incredibly happy. Like today.

Listening to: Blue Jeans - Lana Del Rey



We are shining...

How's everyone's holiday shopping?
I'm almost done thank goodness. I've realized during Christmas time, people spend more time hustling and bustling than enjoying the company of others at actual Christmas events.
But anyway, I'm so excited for this week. Exactly one week until Christmas. I also get to sleep over my sister's house and of course we are going to have a jammin' time. Oh and today is the season finale of Dexter. Big smiles all around.

I didn't get to post this earlier but last weekend I went a family event where my sister sang. It was the first time this season where I got to wear a party dress. I had a good time. I ate lots of cupcakes.


Listening to: Spectrum - Florence + the Machine



So let's set the world on fire...

I apologize for being a bad blogger.
It's December and I hate that I'm not giving you guys any Christmas cheer. From now on, I promise I will be here for you all. So I missed Inspiration Wednesday this week (again), but don't worry I have one for you guys and it's a goody.

I'm surprised I haven't done an Inspiration Wednesday on this yet because it's a big part of my life. I've talked about this many times before on this blog and that is Glee. Since this show began three years ago, I knew I always had something to turn to because no matter what was happening, this show could make me smile. There are no other shows about music or theatre, so being the drama queen I am, Glee has been perfection in everything to me and no one should be surprised that I am completely in love with this show.

I thought about doing Glee for Inspiration Wednesday because on Wednesday something amazing happened. I was hanging out with bestie/honeybee Eddie in Pasadena and we decided to check out the Glee filming that was happening. We ended up meeting a couple people and we were ecstatic. Smiles.

With Cory Montieth, who we almost didn't recognize because of his huge ass parka. He was so sweet.

This is Grant Gustin who plays Sebastian. Even more gorgeous in person. He told Eddie he looked like Blaine.

Eddie and his Warblers, Curt Mega, Dominic Barnes, and Riker Lynch. They were so fun and so nice.

Such a great night. Could have been a little better if we met more people but we actually did see Lea Michele, Chord Overstreet, and Chris Colfer.

Loved this song already, so I was extremely happy that the Glee cast covered it last week.


Live passionately tonight...

So it is Thursday but I have an Inspiration Wednesday for you guys.
I apologize for not doing this yesterday but I am here now and that's all that matters.


My dumb closed eyes. I was just too happy...

Last night I went to Monrovia's Christmas parade and got inspired by all of the Christmas spirit. Also, I watched Elf before I went to sleep too, but anyway. I thought about what to wear to a holiday party since everyone out there has at least one Christmas party to go to during the holidays.
I go to many family parties and friends parties during Christmas and what do I see? A sea of black. Winter time doesn't mean wear black even though I know it makes sense. I've been guilty of wearing the LBD because it just always looks good. You don't have to listen to me (since I'm wearing another black dress this Saturday to a family party), but I think you should. Any color could be worn during the holidays as long as it's done right.
On Thanksgiving, I'm sure all of you watched A Very Gaga Thanksgiving and how incredible it was. Though the majority of what Lady Gaga wore was black, she changed it a couple times and threw in some different colors. I loved every single outfit.

Anyway, smiles.

Watch this amazing music video.


For you, I'll try...

This will be quick or else I'll really stop studying. Smiles.

First of all, happy December everyone! I didn't get to tell you a couple days ago. It's down to the wire for finals. Veronica and I have been having some counterproductive study sessions so today we decided to buckle down. I'm currently in the library trying to be quiet with Veronica. Just saying, that is really hard.
Anyway. It's been a while since I've done a post where I just talked so hopefully you guys enjoy this. I wanted to do a quick Christmas-y post for you all and tell you what I am looking forward to this month.

- Being home in two days.
Monrovia has been hit very hard by the Santa Ana winds which sucks balls because our huge town Christmas tree fell down and our Christmas parade was cancelled this year. The city was out of power for about two days. Wish I was there to stick it out with everyone.

- Seeing friends and family.
I get to eat food that I didn't make and wreak havoc with my besties. Enough said.

- Photoshoots.
I have one planned with my sister which I'm very excited for and I need to plan one with the bestie Rosee Rose. Any more would be amazing as well.

The cake pops were a hit. So yummy treats with my family? I think yes.

Every year just gets better and better for me. Hopefully that does not change this year.

- My 20th birthday.
Yes, I will be 20. Finally leaving my teen years. I made it this far. Who woulda thunk?

So yeah. That's all. Sorry if this post was disappointing. No Lust List today either because all of my November posts had things from the list and I'm running out of things on my Lust List to show you. It will only be every other post since Christmas is coming which makes me really happy.
I will leave you with this picture my sissy took on Black Friday of the Christmas tree in Pasadena. Smiles.

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