Tuesday, December 31, 2013

IMG_0538
2 more days to Beijing!!! They blocked Google, which we had completely forgotten about - what an inconvenience because we saved everything in Google maps - but I guess we are working/have worked something out. So truth is when I say we, I actually mean he, because he's the one doing all the planning haha I'm ashamed to say that I'm almost uninvolved. If I somehow lose my way I will be utterly clueless.

They blocked Twitter and Facebook too - which I think I have no problem living without so that's alright. Anyway I hope the air's not too bad over there.

I've fallen a little ill, but I'm as excited as ever! I'm also intending to welcome the inevitable weight gain with open arms mouth. Promise I will shed it when I return! Although we're bringing our sports attire and swimsuit over, sometimes certain plans just don't materialize... but well, we'll see.

-

IMG_0482IMG_0484
IMG_0485IMG_0486
IMG_0489IMG_0490
Hahaha Cookie looks so reluctant!

IMG_0266IMG_0267
I will miss you~

-

Today also happens to be the last day of the year. 2013 has been a really good year for me, and I am grateful everyday. I don't have any resolution, I just have to get a job haha but let's worry later.

Monday, December 30, 2013

IMG_0263

The other day before a shoot:
IMG_0430IMG_0432
IMG_0434IMG_0435
IMG_0436IMG_0437
I had a HUGE red pimple near my left nostril that day. Couldn't be more timely right -_-... thank god for concealers. Couldn't wait to get home, remove my make up and the layers of concealer, and let my skin breathe.

IMG_0466IMG_0466
IMG_0466IMG_0466
I also had this lava cake thing which I'd been wanting to try for the longest time but just hadn't chanced upon. I liked the presentation more than the taste, unfortunately.

IMG_0465
Lastly, thank you 8 Days for the Christmas donuts! ^^

Hummerstons/ 1 Year ♥

IMG_0457
Breakfast Tostada: Fried longaniza sausage, caramelized onion, asparagus, herb scrambled eggs, and pico de gallo, sitting atop a corn tortilla. We loved this messy goodness!

IMG_0459
IMG_0460
The Hangover Poutine: Irish sausage, oak smoked cheddar, quesillo Oaxaca, beef jus, and poached egg. Their poutine was what we went there for, because we had a really good Canadian one in Bangkok a few months back. It wasn't up to expectations though - the fries weren't as tasty as I'd like them to be, and the sauce tasted a little strange. Average~

IMG_0461
IMG_0463
IMG_0464
Hummerstons Pancakes: Grandma's recipe, served with real maple syrup, whipped butter, and fruit compote at the side. S ordered this, and I gave him the perplexed and apprehensive look, like, whaaaaat really?? I mean, why, I never had the urge to order pancakes when I eat out (except at McDonald's) because I never saw how they were worth forgoing the other dishes. They are just pancakes, right? Wrong! They turned really good!! I was impressed (!), and sorry for looking down on them hahaha.

IMG_0473


Saturday was also our 1st year anniversary! It's a little weird that we don't actually have a real date for our anniversary. I wouldn't say we skipped the "dating" stage/phase entirely - although the chasing and the ambiguous part of it are virtually non-existent. It was more like a gradual transition to a committed relationship, without an official start. Do I even make sense. I don't know. But anyway, I made him something simple:

IMG_0450
IMG_0451
IMG_0452
IMG_0453
IMG_0456
Sneak-peek! Hehe.

IMG_0454
IMG_0455

It's funny cus he made me a book too and when he was working on it at the dining table, I would be doing mine in the living room, and we would promise each other not to peek hahaha.

It's been one year. It's nice, to almost always be put a priority, and to be showered with so much love, for a change - and he's never stopped. We do have our differences and our bad times, and we do piss the hell out of each other sometimes, but I hope we will always be able to work through them and move forward together, like how we did this year.

(S saw that I left one of my tabs at this post, and added, "S really is the best and i'm grateful for him. he really is my Troll and i his Princess" hahaha)

Thankful for him everyday.

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas

IMG_0258
Screen Shot 2013-12-25 at 3.10.58 pm

Sunday, December 22, 2013

IMG_0111
IMG_0114
IMG_0115
IMG_0116
IMG_0148


Saturday, December 21, 2013

BRAND'S InnerShine Marine Collagen Essence Strip

IMG_0174
IMG_0185
IMG_0180
IMG_0181

A little surprise from the good people at BRAND'S! Loving the InnerShine Marine Collagen Essence Strip in Kyoho Grape flavor! Light, compact, and so yummy! Also thrilled that they gave me a pink-themed pouch filled with miscellaneous pink stuff that I've already started using. I really like the lip butter by Korres! Thank you, BRAND'S! :D

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Birthday Part II

IMG_0050
IMG_0052
IMG_0051

IMG_0053
IMG_0071IMG_0074
IMG_0049
IMG_0054
IMG_0055
IMG_0057
IMG_0058
IMG_0056
I finally got to eat my crab pasta!!! ٩(^▽^)۶

IMG_0060IMG_0062
IMG_0064
IMG_0065
IMG_0066
IMG_0059
IMG_0075IMG_0076
IMG_0078IMG_0078
IMG_0079
IMG_0069
S looks damn cute here hahahahahaha

IMG_0080IMG_0081

I had an absolutely great time with my dearest girls. So glad to see that S is comfortable around them, and that they like him too.

Thank you for a night like this. Such a blessing to have all of you in my life :')