Monthly Archives: July 2012

I am an official INSOMNIAC. S.O.S.!!!

I’m cold.

I’m alone.

I’m lying on the floor.

I haven’t changed my clothes.

I’m going out of my mind.

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It’s 4:15 IN THE MORNING. I have tried to sleep for the past 6 hours to no avail. It’s been like this for 2 weeks straight. Staring at the ceiling and tossing & turning have now been part of my nightly routine. What’s crazy is that I feel like being productive in the middle of the night rather than in the morning or in the afternoon. So sometimes I just get up and organize a few things or read a book again or get something to eat. It’s really a battle between my subconscious and myself. I have random outbursts in my mind, yelling, “WHY WON’T YOU LET ME SLEEP!? FOR. THE LOVE. OF GOD!….” to which no answer comes to my aid. I would want an answer. Preferably not anywhere near a talking voice in my head other than my own. That would mean that one of my top 3 phobia’s would literally come to life: Going completely bonkers. I do not even want to think about it.

Another crazy thing is that I never seem to be in a deep sleep. I startle and wake up quite easily. Just the faintest sound makes my ears alert and tingle (at least that’s what I think it does). I reckon I don’t go beyond Stage 3 a.k.a. Stage 4: “Delta Sleep”/”Deep Sleep”.

I did realize than whenever I exercise, I fall asleep with ease. I really should retrain my body to be more active. Ever since that beach weekend at the end of last May, I came back to my usual lifestyle – more eating, less exercising. I do love food though but I thank the heavens for my high metabolism. It runs in both sides of the fambam. Thanks mum & dad! My resolution was to eat healthier and I have been, in all honesty. Besides, organic tastes better! And I’m a sucker for fruits and veggies. I was not the 90% of the children population that hated vegetables. My folks didn’t even have to force feed me or deceptively incorporate the greens in my food. One of the few things I’m proud of? How sad!! HAHA.

Wow, it’s totally like the movies right now. Rain cues in as an insomniac blogger writes her woes on her non-existent slumber. Will there be a random pop-up of an anti-sleep song next? Insomnia by The Veronicas?

I just really hope I stay awake for the duration of our family lunch later in the day. A REUNION no less! I might unconsciously break all the table etiquette and social graces a mature young woman of 22 would be expected of. It’s a good thing I have my back-up! My never changing passable teenage physical attributes. With height to boot. I feel like a wink is in order but that would be awkward for a renowned recluse like me.

I’m extremely sleepy but I just cannot fall asleep. My conscious state of mind and my subconscious should really try to co-exist any minute now because I have 7 hours to go till lunch. Minus the hours I’m waking up, eating breakfast, preparing myself and going to the restaurant.

To entertain myself in this rather dead activity in the social networking sites I’m part of…I researched images of people/animals passing out on their food. Let’s cross all our limbs and insides that my fate in the next 24 hours won’t mirror theirs. Midnight Society hi-fives all around! YEAH! (I do get an appraisal to my reference on the 90’s classic, “Are You Afraid of the Dark”, right?)

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Here come the cute photosss! If you don’t like them, you’re dead inside.

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Alright, well, I really have to hit the sack. Maybe literally if I can’t keep a shut-eye. Our family cat is making me jealous right now. He’s sleeping like a little prince on the couch behind me. And I can most definitely hear his steady breathing. Here’s how nice & snugly he is:

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Before I go, I just have to ask anyone who might come across this post to give me some tips and tricks to fall asleep. A stress on the words: legal and organic. I would be extremely grateful. You have no idea. Please and thank you!!

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A simple, resourceful, creative, cheap and chic idea for summer! Thanks to Glitter ‘N Glue for sharing this cool idea. 🙂

Just two weeks until my plane leaves…destination Hawaii! I’m so excited for my vacation. I plan on spending most of my time lounging on the beach. The only problem with spending most of the day in a swimsuit is making your wardrobe transitional. A swim cover up is the best way to transition your swimwear to day wear that’s presentable for walking through the hotel lobby or lunching at that beachfront restaurant. This DIY is so simple and so chic. I’m packing at leave 4 of them for my trip.

Materials: 1 and a half yards of fabric, 2 feet of chain, grommets

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Love Bites

As I was site surfing, I saw this quote from actress & singer, Ariana Grande.

I totally back her philosophy because I’d be the same way if I was dating someone.

Yes, I am single, not looking and loving it (most of the time anyway)!

If it happens, it happens. 🙂

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My Future Rock and Roll Headquarters \m/

My Future Rock and Roll Headquarters \m/

Rock inspired Paco Rabanne fragrance display. I HIGHLY SUPPORT THIS. Especially the silver skull on the what looks like a cross between a Wing Chair and a Slipper Chair. (Why do I know this? My parents are Interior Designers.) The photo’s a bit blurry. My phone camera doesn’t have a high resolution unfortunately.

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July 18, 2012 · 9:00 pm

Geek Chic: Karen Gillan at Comic Con | 2012

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Karen Gillan, quirky patterns and Comic Con: these are the 3 of my favourite things!

I am in love and would wear the entire look. Even the shoes, which style I’m not particularly fond off but it goes with the outfit. And oh! The red hair I would sport as well. Which is a “duh” moment because I’ve been coveting fiery locks ever since I can remember. My family and friends are a testament to that. I’ve actually been planning quite an agenda for me to FINALLY dye my hair the inflamed colour. A mission really…MISSION: RED. As simple and concise as that. I was thinking more in the lines of, “UP IN FLAMES” but that reminds me of the 80’s film “Fire Starter”. You know, where the very young Drew Barrymore’s pyrokinetic character burns the facility down.

And as anyone close to me would know, I have practically asked my parents a billion times if I could dye my hair red. To which they answer a very firm, “NO.” even before I could finish my sentence. I usually just sigh in resignation and think about asking again next time but there are times when I am really craving for it. I seriously believe that I might have been a redhead in one of my past lives. Considering, if I had one. (I’m very open to what truth the universe holds.) This month has gotten me wired up! Every day and every night, I think about it. Until one afternoon, I could not take it anymore. I hatched a plan to make a PowerPoint to show my folks so that they’ll know how serious and/or desperate I am. It worked for Emma Stone and that kid in some computer commercial…so why not me? I’ve finished the PowerPoint. Proofread and the works. I even showed my older siblings and they seemed pretty satisfied. So it was ANY day now that I was going to present the slides to my parents when I found out/realized 3 things:

1) Red hair is a current trend. (I am not fond of trends. Not the trends themselves per say…it really depends though…but of the essence of a trend. At least in fashion anyway.) I am an Aquarius. (I don’t really believe in the accuracy of zodiac sign characteristics but I only used it as a reference & so I don’t have to elaborate on the reasons.))

2) 2 of my friends dyed their hair red. They actually have the same color and a different color than what I prefer but then we’d be 3 redheads and that would bother me “because I am an Aquarius”.

3) I don’t really go out anyway so no one will see my pride and glory except for the people at home. HAHA.

Anywho, back to the comic font/graphic inspired sweater!! Here’s a closer shot:

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Isn’t it divine!? I badly want to purchase it, but I did my research and WOWZA! It’s about 500 dollars! I am not that desperate nor rich enough to buy branded clothes. I’d rather thrift shop – which I highly enjoy and recommend. There’s nothing like having one-of-a-kind pieces! It’s like wearing a limited edition or an expensive painting! (Too much enthusiasm but I really have to portray in words my rare moments of joy) Since I cannot acquire this ingenious garment, I might as well make one. D.I.Y. projects. Yeowwww! Another favourite of mine. Now I just have to constantly remind myself to make one till I do it or jot it down in my good ol’ faithful notepad lest I forget. Stoked! *nerd moment*

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