Tuesday, February 22, 2011

photo: remembering the sunlight

Remembering the magical light in our old apartment. We get lots of sunlight in our new home as well, but it's a different kind of light. Harsher and brighter here as opposed to warm and soothing in the old place. It's the same city, but having trees outside for sun-dappled light, as well as the light being reflected of the villa's walls which were painted a warm taupe kind of color really made a difference. Plus, I also think the glass in the windows contributed to the warmth of the light we got inside our home.

Here are two shots of an anniversary bouquet we received.


could you handle a tattoo?

I have to admit, I've never been fond of tattoos of any kind. Well, the temporary ones are ok, I suppose, but nothing permanent for me. I certainly don't want to be looking for something like the best tattoo removal cream which a lot of people seem to be doing once they get themselves inked on the spur of the moment. Tattoo removal is big business and it's always going to be I think, since people are so willing to go get a new tattoo after a night of drinking.

are you one of the lucky ones?

Some people are just plain lucky when it comes to their metabolism, don't you think! They never put on weight no matter what they eat, and never even bother exercising! If you ask them tips on how to lose weight, they'll probably say something like, Oh, I don't know, I never had to, I'm naturally slim! Makes you want to wring their pretty little necks, doesn't it! Well, anyway, there are plenty of more normal people who put on weight with age, food and lifestyle, those who have to work to get the weight off, to sometimes struggle and often give up on eating goodies that they love!

coming back refreshed

Taking some time off from whatever you're doing always gives you a fresh perspective and respect for it, I feel. I took some time off from being online all the time, which is something I do every so often and I always come back refreshed and more excited about blogging or flickring or catching up on my favorite blogs. I even take one or two days off every week....usually on friday, where I don't turn on the computer at all, and it's a great routine.

are you confused about losing weight?

When it comes to losing or gaining weight for body sculpting or body building (or whatever it is called now days), I find that the choices for consumers is altogether too confusing, and with that excess of choices, usually comes the error is selecting the wrong one for yourself. It's better to do an in-depth study and comparison first. Say you're looking for some creatine supplements, so go do a search that will compare different brands, prices, stores and reviews. That's the sensible way to do things, but I'm always surprised at how few people do it. And they're the ones who end up buying bottles and bottles of various pills and then get confused and never use them.

ramping up the exercise routine

Lately, I've seen innumerable advertisements and celebrity endorsements for a new kind of product. Apparently what this new pre-workout vitamin does is make all your effort pay off into actual results, so say you use something like a jack3d supplement you might just be able to ramp up your exercise routine and achieve the kind of results you want. Granted, there is no such thing as a magic wand, especially when it comes to weight loss, but if you need some pep to get you going and hit the gym then this might be the answer.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

is it time for an upgrade?

I've been addicted to my laptop forever it seems. I love it's portability and ease of use and ever since wireless connections became the norm, it's made it even more fun to have a laptop. But, now the buzz is more with netbooks it seems, and taking a look at some of the top netbooks, I find that I'm quite tempted to try one out, as something that is even more easier to carry around when I'm out of the house or traveling. All I want is to make things simpler though, and not to complicate them, so it's going to take a bit of sorting around to see whether that will be the result or not before I actually decide to get one.