Sunday Brekky @ Breakfast in Bed

This is the cutest stall in our neighborhood, right downstairs of our condo. It’s called Breakfast in Bed. And because I find the place really pretty and cozy, I finally took my chance to photograph some of their stuff including the food. 🙂

BB_01A cozy chair with round cushions piled up on it, looking like macaroons. 🙂

BB_02Locally called “Champorado”, made of rice cooked in choco-cocoa and then added with evaporated milk. Best with fried sun-dried fish!

BB_03Some pretty old-school trinkets over at the corner adding to the “country-ish, shabby chic-ky” feel of the resto. I could imagine how they were once copper and rusty before they bathed in white paint.:)

BB_04I thought I fell in love with this lavender and white stripes placemat. Modern and dainty!

BB_05That’s my hat! Even lovelier with all the colors happening around.

BB_06And these chairs made for comfort, you wouldn’t want to stand up anytime soon. 😀

I think that’s all for a quick tour around a tiny pretty nook. 🙂

Sunday Brekky @ Breakfast in Bed

My Vanity Purse Tells Me I’m Not Girl Enough

It bothered me. I was scrolling through my Facebook news feed when I came across a friend’s post with a photograph of what’s inside her vanity purse – that bag bulging with for-girls-only stuff.

So this friend has a “MAC Lippie in Chatterbox, Revlon Colorstay in Muse, The Face Shop Power Perfection Bb Cream, L’oreal Hope Eyeshadow Quad, Maybelline Great Lash Mascara, Covergirl Trublend Bronzer, Mary Kay Timewise Powder Foundation, Old Navy Lip Gloss, and an Avon Liquid Liner.”

I was like…?????? Sure I know lip gloss, liquid liner, cream, and the other familiar girl things. But that was the first time I heard of bronzer, colorstay; and what’s a Bb cream? And what do they mean by “power perfection”? Sounds impressive though, like the product can turn you into a goddess whatsoever, or a Galadriel (Cate Blanchett, The Lord of the Rings).

Out of some pesky curiosity of why I don’t have those girl stuff, and in the very first place, why they seem new to me, I took out my own purse to see what have I got for my “lady-hood.”

AY_05So I got myself:

  • a spray hand sanitizer
  • a gel hand sanitizer
  • a lip balm
  • a kiddie toothbrush
  • a tiny toothpaste
  • [something like] a hair twiner
  • a lip gloss
  • a pair of tweezers
  • a dental floss
  • a face mirror
  • a hair tie

Then, I wondered if I’m being girl enough. My vanity purse sure lacks the sense of “lady-hood” it’s supposed to possess, but thanks a lot anyway to that knickknack on top of the bag itself. It’s so South Korea, thanks to my previous boss! 🙂

But then I realized (so there’s the cliche, hahaha), makeup is not really my thing, and I mean, not at all. I don’t want them, first of all. Of course, I tried keeping and using some, but they barely held my attention. I do adore dolled up faces because they really are beautiful…oftentimes, stunning! But me sparing at least a quarter of an hour for makeup? Never mind. I better water my lonely euphorbia, Bella, and make coffee and slice some cheese, or take a few photos of my table’s centerpiece.

But then again, am I girl enough? Because my vanity purse tells me I’m not, but I want to tell it, “Let’s not burden ourselves with what we don’t want. Be happy with what you carry for me, because they are what I want, and you make sense to me.” 😀

Sunday good vibes with Love, Ayna 😉

My Vanity Purse Tells Me I’m Not Girl Enough

The Way Things Should Be. Simply Beautiful.

AY_03AY_04It’s been a long week of chasing deadlines, haggling with time, damnation over work, sudden changes, traffic troubles, and everything you couldn’t believe you’ve been doing religiously. It’s crazy outside, yeah? 🙂

So here’s my sweet weekend to lull me to rest and kill time lazily. Good vibes got the better of me, first thing in the morning. So I grabbed my phone and took some snap shots of the things I find “simply beautiful”. 🙂

Just to mention, inside that pretty white ceramic are spicy peanuts. I’m thinking of buying  a few packs of roasted sunflower seeds to replace them. I just discovered my love for roasted sunflower seeds when twice this week, ze boss brought some, and WOOOOP, “I love it so munch!” (Growers brand’s tagline). 🙂

And there they are, things that are quite simple and surprisingly beautiful. I pray, and always will, that things…that life…will sooner be. 🙂

Weekend wishes with love, Ayna 😉

The Way Things Should Be. Simply Beautiful.