Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Blog Discussions: What's your blog to you?

Hey everyone! I thought about starting a series here about blogging. I don't claim to be an expert blogger, I know very little about SEO and I barely use Google Analytics. But what I do know is, I love to blog.

I thought that the most appropriate first discussion would be, "What's your blog to you?"

Let me get the ball rolling.

When did I start blogging?

I started blogging in 2004 when I was just in secondary school. It was my teacher who actually introduced me to blogging. Looking back at my posts from the first blog, I cringe at all the things I wrote but I did start it as a way to vent out my frustration as an angsty teenager. 

Waking Up Famous, started in 2009 after I closed my first blog. Its more of a continuation from my first but I did not want what I wrote then as a teenager to be out in public cos I did write things I regret and might hurt people if they saw it now. I still keep the archives cos its 4 years of my life.

Why Do I Blog?

I blog because I love to. Waking Up Famous is a little less personal as my previous blog but still very much me. I don't air out my problems to world anymore. Instead its more of a feel good blog where I post things I love and things that inspires me.

So now its your turn to discuss what's your blog to you! Apart from the questions above, here are a few more.

  • How did you start blogging?
  • Do you blog for money?
  • What makes you want to blog?

Next Week: What's your blogging style?

Monday, May 30, 2011

Ombre Hair

day 224

(source unknown)

I love Ombre Hair.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

When couples fight.

Although friends assume Mr. Wonderful and I are the sweetest (not to mention the weirdest) couple and that we're also the couple that looks blissfully happy together that nothing ever goes wrong, that we're the one and we're the perfect couple.... (okay I exaggerate at this point but you get what I mean).

 I must admit, its not all perfect in our little couple-dom.

But, the reason why we're still perfectly happy together is because we talk out our issues.

Initially when we got together, I assumed he can read my mind and know what I think. Trust me ladies, your men cannot read minds, if they can't even get the not-so-subtle hint of you blogging about you dream designer shoes, what makes you think they can read minds?

So, I assumed that he would know immediately what I didn't like or when I was unhappy. (He's much better at it now as compared to then) And often times, I walk off in a huff.

I also have the habit of sometimes keeping things to myself when I'm upset,

Mr. Wonderful: Baby what's wrong?
Me: Nothing.

Well anyway just recently we had quite a fight while out one day, I was kind of heartbroken at the things he said and it made me cry. He looked pretty panicked at that point. Then I explained to him that what he said was kind of shocking, that I couldn't believe he said that and why I thought what he said was wrong

(okay I know you're probably screaming in frustration and asking what the heck were we fighting about but its a rather private thing and I hope you understande)

Anyway Mr. Wonderful did realize he was wrong (aren't they always). Whenever we fight, he always feel guilty and when he feels guilty he gives me present. 

He doesn't have to but as sweet the gesture is, I'd rather he understand what's wrong and not do it again. (Umm, if you're reading this Mr. Wonderful, I don't mean it! You can still give me presents if you feel guilty for upsetting me!)

That fight made me think of how far Mr. Wonderful and I have come. 

Being a blissful couple doesn't mean we avoid issues. There may be tears, there may be frustration, there may be heart break but as long as both parties are willing to come to the middle, talk it out, even agree to to disagree, you'll come out stronger and closer as a couple.

Mr. Wonderful, I love you.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Weekend Links!

Hi everyone! tonight is the New Balance Sundown Marathon! I'm pretty excited and afraid cos its my first time running for a marathon. Well techincally, I'm only running 10 KM but that's more than I've ever run at one go.  So wish me luck.

Anyway here are some awesome things in and around the internet.

(Image from the burning house)

I love the burning house! The website asks people to create a list of what they'll take if their house was burning. (Love the baby in the photo above. Too cute)

A too cute organizer called Wunderlist. You can download it for your iphone and android user. Now maybe I can get organized.

My favourite digital zine has just released their 5th issue! Rue Magazine totally rawks.

These post cards by Little Brown Pen are so beautiful, you can frame them up.

And here's Racheal Yamagata with Worn Me Down.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Time for a change!

(Image from weheartit)

Usually when I feel there's a change in the air, I'd grab a pair of scissors, skip to the bathroom (don't try 
this) and have delusional thoughts that, yes, I can cut my hair an be really great at it (also don't try 

Then after doing the dirty deed, go running to Mr. Wonderful bawling my eyes out 

(whom I believe should be a candidate for sainthood cos God knows how many times this scene has played out over the past 3 years (gosh, to think I should have learn my lesson after the first time!)),

as he sooths and hugs me, telling it was alright.

After which I head to the cheapest hair dresser (definitely not recommended)  who only speaks chinese and things get lost in translation and end up with a horrible hair cut. (You know, one day, I just might end up as a skin head) And I end up bawling my eyes out in Mr. Wonderful's arms. ( I sense a pattern here)

What's the moral of the story here? Oh yea, apart from the "don't even think about grabbing that pair of scissors!" and "don't be dumb, its worth paying to get a good hair cut", 

my point is.. hmm... I have no point. Oh well.

Anyway, I believe its time for change! I did a lot of thinking, browsing through my favourite blogs and penning down why I love them and thinking about Waking Up Famous after I posted about feeling blah about blogging.

I've decided to tweak things around in my blog. You can already see a couple of changes and I'm downloading awesome free resources online like fonts! (I'm obsessesed with typography!)

So everything's a work in progress, I'll keep the header tho cos I love that header!

Thursday, May 26, 2011


I'm graduating today.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

A Bike About Town - A Kate Spade and Adeline Adeline Collaboration

Do you cycle? I love cycling.

I wish I could cycle everywhere if I don't have to perspire a lot which is impossible with the tropical weather here.

The video is just wonderfully cute.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

End of the World

( Image from: Free Art London)

Have you all heard about the End of The World prophesy by Harold Camping going viral on the internet?

Do you believe it?

For me, I don't cos after all the Mayans predicted that the world will end in 2012. *sarcasm*

I do, however believe in Judgement Day cos I'm a Catholic but I also believe that only God knows when judgement day is and its not for us to second guess or predict when.

But I do have a question, if the world were ending supposedly now on 21st October, what would you do?

Would you go on doing things as it were?

Would you try and hide and prepare a survival kit because of the prediction of the natural disasters that will occur?

Most importantly what would you do before the world end?

If it were ending, here's my end of the world list.

1. 'Fess up to my mum that when I was 7 I actually lost my first Tamagotchi instead of the lie that I told her that it was stolen in school. (Yes! I still feel guilty about it after all these years!)

2. Have an affair of a life time with Johnny Depp!

3. Start doing the things I've always wanted to do, altho I got to figure out how to fufill my dream of being a bookshop owner in 5 months.

So what's your list? I would love to hear from you

A Rite Of Passage

18 Candles

18 Candles

18 Candles

Father and Daughter Dance

Party Planners in the Philippines must have alot of business. This is the first debut I've attended and all of a sudden, there's going to be more!

I never did have one and to be truthful, I wouldn't feel comfortable doing it either but I definitely had a blast.

So Gellene, Happy Birthday!

Monday, May 23, 2011

I need a sign

(Image by Work Is Not A Job)

I love Waking Up Famous. I love blogging.

BUT I'm kind of a loss at what to do. Do you ever feel that way sometimes?

If you ask me seriously how would I define Waking Up Famous, my answer would be a blank.

Don't worry I'll continue to blog. I'll never give up blogging but if you feel that lately that my posts lack the enthusiasm and passion, I apologize.

For now I've got to do some serious soul searching and answering the following hard questions.

Why do I blog?

What do I blog about?

Am I happy with what it is now?

and most importantly, 

How would I define Waking Up Famous and the direction its heading?

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Weekend reads and links!

(Photo from Elle Denmark)

Tonight's my friend's birthday party! I'm so excited! Its her 18th birthday and turning 18 in Filipino modern culture is a big thing. Go google it! Its a cultural phenomenon.

  She's having her debut and I'm thrilled to be part of her entourage.

I  never got my debut so this is the closest thing I'll ever get to one. My 18th was a BBQ party and I remember Sebby buying tubs of ice cream, a playground and lots and lots of sugar rush.

Anyway here are some awesome reads this week!

My favourite food blog is Sweet Paul! He's a real sweetie too!

This video will make you scream and shout "NOOOOooooo!!!!!"

A relationship advice column that's so funny all those mainstream magazines advice column will look bland in comparison.

And a cool music video to rock out to for the rest of the weekend! 

A Girl in a Rat Suit - 42 Inches from A Girl in a Rat Suit on Vimeo.

PS, an Etch-A-Sketch is on my Christmas Wishlist.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

I Say A Little Prayer For You

I've been on a movie marathon. Mostly romantic comedies from the 80's and 90's. Partly cos of a little tiff I had

I believe one of my favourite romantic comedies are ones with Julia Roberts!

If you ask me to choose a favourite, it would be My Best Friend's Wedding.

Probably the reason why I love that film is that Julianne didn't get her dream guy in the end.

No, I'm not a sadist or something along that line. Its just that I could relate to her situations. Doing ugly things to get what you want and then it spins so out of control that they only thing you can do is try to make things right.

Anyway here are some favourite scenes and quotes I love from the movie! Enjoy!

(Do you have a song?)

(Banana Phone!)

I think the ending was perfect. Despite not getting Mike, Julianne doesn't wallow in pity and moves on with her life.

"Hmm, death by mini-bar. How glamourous" -George Downes

"Its amazing the clarity that comes with psychotic jealousy" - George Downes

The best quotes seems to be from George, the gay friend.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Mister Gregory Peck

Hey everyone! I'm still trying to get into the swing of blogging regularly again. I admit that somewhere along the line, I forgot my reason for blogging and it became more of a chore. When I felt that way I took a break sub-consciously but now I'm back!

Anyway I just finished watching the Roman Holiday. 

You know, the one with the gamine Audrey Hepburn?

I absolutely love that show! Along with My Fair Lady and Breakfast at Tiffany's.

Anyway, he leading man, Mr. Gergory Peck, caught my eye.

Nope, You have to address him as Mister because there's something bout him that speaks to me of old world charm that addressing him by his name is just disrespectful.

"You have to dream, you have to have a vision, and you have to set a goal for yourself that might even scare you a little because sometimes that seems far beyond your reach. Then I think you have to develop a kind of resistance to rejection, and to the disappointments that are sure to come your way" -Gregory Peck

Speaking of old world charm, I cannot wait to watch Water for Elephants! I just need to find the time.

Monday, May 16, 2011



Thursday, May 12, 2011

Colour blocking

I love dressing up but my problem is that I'm cash strapped and my standard "uniform" is a basic tee and jeans.

Because of that I tend to invest a lot on accessories and do my hair differently (Still in a messy chignon stage here, might do something drastic if the weather don't let up)

I have LOTS of bags, a few heels, lots of bangles (I'm an arm candy type of gal), necklaces and now I'm into nail polish!

I totally suck at caring for my nails. Next to my feet they're the most neglected part of me.

Anyway, I got inspired by colour blocking trends right now especially by the beautiful orange in this particular Celine pouch.

(image via keepitchic)

I definitely couldn't afford the price tag for this baby but I do recall I have a bag in my closet that I can rework.. Hmm..

Anyway, I did this to my nails!

A shock of orange

Uh.. I totally suck to applying nail polish. I usually exploit my best friend cos she's a lot better at it and to make up for it I buy her nail polish. Sometimes.

Anyway I use, China Glaze Recycle and Life Preserver.

I love the orange of this nail polish! Its more of a persimon than a life preserver orange.
As for the grey, its more of a concrete grey than in the picture.

I used my camera to take this photo. I think Wanderlust need to catch more sun. (Yes I've mentioned before that I name my electronics and Wanderlust is my DSLR, Cupcake my semi-working laptop and I'm still debating if I should name my new phone Capt'n or Ampersand)

Okay! That's all for now! I gotta go get ready for work!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Where is Wally? I mean Jan

Okay its really bad of me to blog about a contest out of the blue after having gone missing for.. a long time. (I dare not count)

I can only apologize.

And apologize again because this week will be a busy week for me.

I'll be at Boat Asia working at Marina Bay Sands or Keppel Bay, most likely the latter, so if you're going, say Hi to me at the ticket booth!

I wish I could schedule posts but I'm currently uninspired. I have not been online alot. I've either been reading or sleeping away the horrendous heat spell Singapore is currently under and at the same time job hunting.

So that's all for now!

Monday, May 9, 2011

Nuffnang Contest: Pirates of the Caribbean On Stranger

I'm so excited about the Pirates of the Caribbean On Stranger Tides!

I've followed the series from the first movie and fell in love with Johnny Depp. All over again!

If you ask Mr. Wonderful I'm obsessed with JD. Actually just ask anyone who knows me.

Mr. Wonderful is sometimes put off by the fact that I tend to forget him if I watch any of his movies, especially the Pirates of the Caribbean movies.

So why should I get tickets to the gala premier??

I'm Jack Sparrow's biggest fan!

I'm Jack Sparrow's biggest fan!

Anyway if you want a chance to win Gala premier tickets to the movie at the newly revamped Shaw Lido all you have to do is check out the facebook page, All Aboard and answer a simple question! Hurry! They're giving away tickets on 11 May.

Catch Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides movie starting from 19th May 2011 and join the official Disney Studios Singapore Facebook & Twitter page!


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