My Birthday Wishlist

Yo ho, it’s time for another wishlist! I got here a few stuff, which I’d love to name, in hopes that at least two of my friends, and I mean my brother and my sister, would see this list…and you know what should happen next. 😀

1. A quality set of colored pencils. I miss killing time with some hobbies, honestly.

2. A thick sketch pad. No more pages to draw on. Pity.

3. Lots of white and silver paint. I believe that every now and then I will find something good to paint white or silver. Can be a broken toy, an old ladle or something.

4. Half-dozen pairs of pants. Other than the two most probable reasons why I don’t have a lot of pants (a. I didn’t have time to shop when I had the money / b. I didn’t have money when I had time to shop), I’m not sure, too, why I don’t have at least enough pants.

Or yeah, maybe because I’ve cut most of them more than halfway through the length. I have a good number of shorts. 😀

5. A lovely scarf. Always a gift I wish for!

6. Time. *Now wishing for the impossible.* Someone please buy me at least half a year more because I’m so damn not ready for thiiiiiiiisss, hohoho!

But then, it’s TICK-TOCK TICK-TOCK. In 18 minutes, it’s gonna be my <insert figure here>th Birthdaaaayyyy! Waaaaaaaahhh…

To God, my God, please bless this day.

Inshallah.

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My Birthday Wishlist

My Summer I-Really-Wish List

AGbyVS21. SURFING BOARD. I’ve always loved the beach and everything about it – naturally beautiful from sunrise to sundown. More often than not, I enjoy watching people skimboarding – trying and trying really hard not to stumble off their boards and *BLAAGGG*!!! Skadoosh. I laugh because admittedly “the moment of fall” is usually funny…so I laugh. Uhm, yes, boisterously, HAHAHA! (No mean intentions) 🙂

I envy them, too. I’ve also always dreamed of becoming a surfing pro. Seriously? Seriously. Someone might say, “That.is.SO.NOT.you.” Of course, but I’m serious anyway. I drool over movies about surfing while imagining myself the surfing champ in the story. You know Blue Crush? Good Lord, I envy Dana and the other female surfing pros. They’re great, they’re amazing, and of course, the stunt people if there were any.

I wish I know how to surf. I really wish, so I could just play with waves big time.

2. CELLO. Summer music? What crosses my mind first is reggae of Uncle Bob. Then party songs, line dance music, countryside beat. But I want music from the cello. Ye~ah, it’s low-toned, a bit lonely and boring, but to me it sounds exactly like…music. Familiar with Steven Sharp Nelson of The Piano Guys? He’s exceptional at playing the cello and yes, I’m a fan!

I wish I know how to play the cello. I really wish, so I could just play the kind of music I love.

3. OFFICE DESK ON THE BEACH. Who wouldn’t want that? If only I could drag my desk to the shore, I wouldn’t mind rendering OTs. Moon bathing is just as lovely!

I really wish, so I could somehow play while working.

4. MOTORBIKE. I tried, I swear I tried learning how to maneuver a motorbike but it was either I couldn’t make a right turn or I drove straight into the ditch! But if only I know how to, I would’ve driven down the countryside, escape the city to somewhere where I could breathe in real air and wouldn’t have to sneeze it back out. I would’ve packed for myself a good snack, which I would slowly munch at a layby while taking in the offers of the rustic side of the world.

I wish I know how to drive. I really wish, so I could just play with the bike, with my balance, with the road, and with each lovely passing sight.

5. JARVIS. Right, Iron Man. If I have my own Just-ARather-Very-Intelligent-System, I would have something slash someone to do the hassle for me.

I really wish, so I could just play lazy, LOL!

BUT matter-of-factly, I’m merely wishing upon the summer skies. It’s fine, I’m not really on a crazy chase for these things, but at least I’ve thought of some things to wish for. It’s fun! For now, I’m just gonna play all I can, the way I can.

Wishing you love this summer, Ayna 🙂

My Summer I-Really-Wish List

Things I Learned Out of Being a Weekend WordPress Potato

I learned a few new things from spending the whole weekend reading blogs! Hehehe 🙂

1. There’s a Ghanaian artist named El Anatsui, whose undeniably amazing artworks have gone around Europe and the US for art exhibitions. I just heard of him and his incredible “Man’s Cloth” earlier today and I’m definitely going to know more about this talented man.

2. There’s this I’ll-Do-Everything-For-My-Blog type of people.  It’s amazing what people can do to keep their blogs going. And it’s not for the “likes”. Like in one blog, I read about a woman who so loves poetry and what she does is deliver a batch of poems to a coffee shop, hoping that people would spare time for a literary breather while enjoying their warm cups of coffee. Personally, I love the idea and I appreciate the effort.

3. There’s a huge issue around this global educational system of categorizing students such as: a) the excellent ones who will have bright futures, and b) the average students who will probably have average lives. There’s the obvious disadvantage, of course. As for me, I haven’t gone deeply into the subject matter, and it would really be great to have this as something to ponder on.

4. There’s an online store for vintage items called Etsy. Check it out here. There’s also another interesting online shop doing a very eco-friendly gimmick of planting trees somewhere in the wild; each tree named after each and every customer. I wish to mention that store here ’cause what they do is really interesting and relevant. I’m gonna look up again for that blog where I found the store.

In terms of the number of blogs I read this weekend, I had a lot. But tomorrow is Monday and I’ve got to be sleeping by now, if I don’t want to be two minutes late for work. So, this is just to name a few.

Enjoy the rest of the weekend, people! 🙂

Things I Learned Out of Being a Weekend WordPress Potato

From Hair Tie to Necklace

There weren’t enough to call it a collection, but I used to submit to this stubborn impulse of buying and keeping stylish hair ties. Unfortunately, I don’t keep a photo of them altogether. They were mostly cheap finds from unpopular side stores, albeit I had a few expensive ones from Broadway Gems – a store famous for pretty hair accessories.

And my favorite hair tie was also one from Broadway Gems. It was mainly brown with shiny brown pearls, gold and brown flower cutouts, and some clear beads tied altogether in a braid of brown lace. I really wish I had a photo, sadly I could just describe it now.

What I’m trying to say here is, “Don’t throw old stuff right away.” You might want to think of something good to do with them first, salvage them from their original form which might be useless now, and turn them into something else. 🙂

 

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Like my old hair tie made into a necklace! 🙂 Of course there came a time when the band had loosened too much it couldn’t hold my pony tail anymore. I’ve kept my hair tie untouched for such a long time but after almost seven years, I decided to cut it, dismantle its hair tie form, and rearrange its parts.
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I couldn’t include everything like the flower cutouts and the clear beads, the shape of tiny strawberries. I had to make the design a little classy while keeping it very simple. So I decided to work out the pearls and the brown lace. Very simple indeed! I only had to separate the pearls by making knots side by side each one of them.
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After that plus a little more time working on the lock, I’ve made a newly redesigned accessory – arty, fashionable, and zero-cost! 😉

From Hair Tie to Necklace

Hurray to my Chicken Pesto Cream!

pesto_02I got another five-star remark from brother, and I’m “deeeyyyymmm” proud! 😀

And by the way, I really didn’t intend this to be a foodie blog, but since my brother had challenged my cooking skills, I’d rather post photos of my kitchen outputs. HEHEHE!

And I’d love M to try this because he loves pesto! 🙂

 

Hurray to my Chicken Pesto Cream!