It's been continuously raining the past few days here in the city, and around the world. The rain makes me lazy, so I'm praying to God that I will have the courage not to sleep all day so I can accomplish the things I have set to do on this rainy day.
Above are some photographs from my collection of film photographs. Above are (i) cupcake and (ii) coffee, two things that could warm our cold and rainy days.
The cemetery's not the usual place you'd go to for a photoshoot... but you know, I love cemeteries. Because no one would bother you. :D And I find Argao's public cemetery romantic. The cemetery dates back to the Spanish times and there are still structures that are remnants of that romantic era.
In school, my seatmates at both sides are men, and gay. And, when the class gets boring, we talk about fashion... One time weeks ago, we talked on whether checkered should go with stripes. I am not very into the "rules" of fashion because I don't know much of them, and, I think, living by some rules would constrict you into becoming more creative.
Today, I decided to go with comfort. But in homage to my seatmates, I decided to do the "menswear fashion." Of course, I am not into high fashion, I paired a pinstriped button down with a pinstriped vest and a denim miniskirt. The button down is size Large, and actually really too big for me, but since boyfriend shirts are on trend, why not? The vest I borrowed from my younger male cousin, and the skirt from my sister.
The earrings is a pair of wooden earrings I bought at a native jewelry shop in one of the big malls here in the city.
I love the color gray in my outfits. I consider it a neutral color that is a good substitute for black or gray. Amazingly, while scanning my closet yesterday, I only have few gray pieces -- maybe just two to three. And one of those gray pieces is this top, which I thrifted some three years ago. Sometimes I hate wearing it because it is so cutesy, but ironically, what I love about it is the big ribbon at the front.
With a totally uninspired outfit yesterday -- top + jean + flats (boring!) -- I upped the outfit with a little boheme accessory: a pair of earrings my grandma gave to me.
As a member of a rice-eating country and as a self-confessed rice-a-holic (yes, I cannot live without rice), I know how it feels not being able to eat rice. I have been well-fed all my life and my heart always goes out to those children and families who cannot eat even one decent meal a day. When most of us are throwing away leftovers, a lot of people in the world are dying of hunger. I know we can't save the world, but maybe it's enough that we can save one life.
Here's a link a cool friend of mine shared in Facebook, Free Rice
Answer the questions, widen your stocked knowledge, have fun and help, in your little way, eradicate or, at least reduce, hunger in the world.
It has been gloomy in the past days, and today, the sun did not have a chance to shine. It has been raining since dawn. While I may have relished the idea of sleeping in the whole day using the rain and the gloomy day as an excuse, I can't because I have lots of things to do.. and the rain is not motivating me to do what I have to do.
What I wore in the pictures above is a vintage Anne Klein dress. I love its dramatic big collar. :)
During the Sinulog weekend, I asked my boyfriend to go with me to Argao, to escape the Sinulog crowd. You see, the Sinulog crowd is not just an ordinary crowd -- it is a party crowd, it is a crowd where no one minds who you are. It is a huge crowd, and as reported by the news, the crowd at yesterday's Mardi Gras reached 3.5 million, almost double the crowd last year. Last year, we were stuck -- literally, stuck, we couldn't move -- at one place, at the place where the jeepney we rode dropped us. So, after 14 years, I don't want to brave the Sinulog crowd anymore. Though my heart and my spirit are with the Cebuanos celebrating the feast, I no longer want to be there. Because as much as it is fun, it is also very tiring.
So, we went to Argao before the crowd starts gathering on the streets and returned to the city after the crowd has gone to sleep.
One of the places we visited in Argao was their nature park, a project of the local Department of Environment and Natural Resources. At the gate, it looks very small, but inside you'll find a lot of things to do -- boat, feed the fishes and animals, eat snacks, play games with the giant chessboard or tumbling blocks, walk their hanging bridge. Entrance fee was only P5!