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(no subject) [Jan. 3rd, 2005|11:41 pm]
emma
i feel bombed.

so i retire.

and resign.

new name.

new phase.

new face.

and no, this isnt an attempt on artsy-farts blahdi-blah.

will buzz you with a new lj url.

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bloated and happy [Dec. 25th, 2004|07:38 am]
emma
[mood |bouncybouncy]
[music |dave matthews cd]

im home!
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my wallet's on a diet [Dec. 21st, 2004|04:18 am]
emma
[mood |bouncybouncy]
[music |orange n lemons cd]

even with my stupid weight gain here in bicol (for some reason, my metabolism got screwed up...bahhh), a lot of people know that ive never really had a love affair with food. and whatever money i saved given that attitude, i spend on books, CDs...and girly things.

and even though my first word as a kid was visa, i made it a personal mission to keep swiping at a minimum given that i am earning right now. i havent really bicol-ized my lifestyle just yet (no plans either), but i have made a bit of tweaking that has thrilled me so much that i just have to write about it. haha. some people have discovered these things ages ago, but i guess i grew up looking at different things haha.

so i celebrate little victories.

healthier finds:
1. nivea body lotion
to replace my marks&spencer waterlily lotion for good...cheap-o, smells super nice, and really delivered the promise of soft skin more than pricey brands.
2. j&j baby powder with milk
to replace my marks&spencer waterlily powder for good...cheap-o and effective.
3. giringgiting shop
from journals to lamps, my room in the boarding house is reminiscent of my beach-y room in manila at half the cost...plus the cutie girls there give me discounts haha.
4. 3/f gaisano mall, legazpi city
there are four kick-ass shops there that ill definitely visit twice a month (stupidly forgot their names though, but i know their locations haha)...one with export-quality filipino home decor, another with cool beads just like jo in greenbelt, the third one with clothes handpicked by the owner reminiscent of nullah at the powerplant mall, and the fourth one with quality basics at 100 bucks per top.
5. cagsawa shops, albay
durable steals at a quarter of the price of filipiniana stuff in rustans.

endless indulgence:
1. grab and earth angel from chocolate clothing company
jeans may cost at least twice the price of levis, but everything in the store is super yummy and just screams my name hahaha.
2. marks&spencer, triumph, and undercolors of benetton
their undies lift my self-confidence tenfold.
3. schwarzkopf bona cure shampoo and conditioner
pantene just needs a complement, considering i spend how many hours under the sun.
4. olay body wash
super hard to find in bicol, and sometimes sold at twice the price in manila (so about 300-400 bucks), but it makes my shower session super yummy haha.
5. nine west, aerosoles, and lily
bags i can find even in ukays (yeah!!! i go to ukays now...treasure-hunting rocks), but shoes i seriously am particular (and indulgent) about.

good riddance to bad habits:
1. mineral water has replaced alcohol in my system.
i dance the night away without the buzz (and the bulge) and still feel high the morning after. coolness.
2. nesvita bumped off sweets for snacks.
i do have an occasional oatmeal cookie or apple walnut crumble, but generally, i have more fiber in my diet now haha.
3. walking to gimmicks versus taking the car.
just thought id enjoy shuffling and just blending in the night before i inhale second-hand smoke haha.

coolness.

--

wish list:
1. a working laptop given that mine is busted now
2. a stunning suitcase that will be easy to find in the airport
3. a pair of white sneakers
4. new books to read
5. ivory chopsticks
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second installment [Dec. 6th, 2004|06:39 pm]
emma
[mood |awakeawake]
[music |net cafe noise]



You Are From the Sun



Of all your friends, you're the shining star.
You're dramatic - loving attention and the spotlight.
You're a totally entertainer and the life of the party.
Watch out! The Sun can be stubborn, demanding, and flirty.
Overall, you're a great leader and great friend. The very best!




--

now if only this were true.
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sugar high [Dec. 6th, 2004|05:57 pm]
emma
[mood |anxiousanxious]
[music |pixies - where is my mind]

im in love with my life.

yet i crave to disappear once again.

and to not care.

i want to dance.

--

finally, there is light.

up until the next storm hits my city.
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music when the lights go out [Nov. 11th, 2004|03:21 am]
emma
[mood |chipperchipper]
[music |the libertines - dont be shy]

at 3 in the morning, with work the next day, i am bumming around in my hotel room abusing the net connection.

i seriously miss manila...Collapse )

list freak modeCollapse )

my feet are smiling. they took a break from sneakers this week, thanks to the new hires' college here in our makati office.

coolness.
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john peel [Oct. 27th, 2004|08:08 pm]
emma
[mood |awakeawake]
[music |my sisters of mercy cd]

you will be missed...
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fading [Oct. 18th, 2004|09:11 pm]
emma
[mood |blahblah]
[music |the crow soundtrack]

everything is looking up.

but something is amiss.

soon i will disappear.
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on why i am gardenia's number one consumer [Oct. 15th, 2004|09:24 pm]
emma
[mood |chipperchipper]
[music |couple of bob marley tracks]

i remember talking to my mom back when i was in the seventh grade about my intention on becoming a vegetarian. she didnt like the idea given that my preference would complicate meal planning in the house...better for me to do it once i start living alone.

and now that i am living alone, it is refreshing to start eating food i like with the quantity i could actually consume. for over a month now, ive been an ovo-lacto vegetarian...although i do eat fish occasionally when i couldnt help it, like during the fiesta here in naga when i had to tour houses for lunch and supper. i also had to eat meat when i visited manila...my vegetarian ways would freak out my mom because she thinks my frame is still too small given my family's gene pool, hence not healthy or normal.

so what is my motivation behind my grassy ways?

first off, i have always hated pork with a passion...i couldnt stomach the fact that i am ingesting something that was smelly and dirty when it was actually alive enough to be proactive about its hygiene.

for other kinds of meat, beef is way too heavy for me, save for seasonal cravings for cheeseburgers. i dont see anything special about chicken either. lamb, turkey, and others of different families are once in a blue treats. given these concerns, i barely have attachment to anything but fish.

and given that i only eat fish when i am extremely hungry and there are no veggies around, it is very easy for me to forget about meat even without meaning to. it is as if i am a natural veggie-head from day one.

so nothing about animal rights, weight-loss blahs, or even health buff notions. just my tummy yearning for such a diet.

and just like most people, i succumb to what my appetite looks for.

plus given that there isnt anything political or social about my whole standpoint, i can afford not to be strict about it when special circumstances happen. or when i get that sudden craving for tuna. hehe.

it is cool too that being a vegetarian is pretty cheap. imagine how much i saved from skipping fastfood joints.

err save for mcdonalds. what can i say...i am big-red-foot-ronald's slave.

i blame french fries.
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momentary lapse of girly-ness [Oct. 11th, 2004|06:41 am]
emma
[mood |amusedamused]
[music |the new ciudad cd]

im such a dork. i actually count the number of calories i take in day, making sure that it fits the 2000 mark or less.

two days of utter failure.

either i have such a big appetite or 2000 calories is synonymous to eating like a bird.

im not exactly getting fat just yet, but my tummy isnt the same anymore. not that it was flat as a board back then, but at least i had the guts to bare it when i felt like it, with the knowledge that people would not laugh at how ridiculous i might have looked.

and not that i would go baring it right now. it is just a matter of personal satisfaction, i guess, to look in the mirror every day knowing that given how my work burns me to crisp and horrifies my stylist, i still have that old figure that can wear anything without looking gross.

that my belly button is not resting on top of a hill when im lying down.

somehow, walking for 60 hours a week and working out every other day doesnt work.

tomorrow, im going to start playing tennis.
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