They say it's destiny meeting new people, they give some kind of purpose and you wonder how you were both at the same place at a given time..... Well, in my case, it's not really a coincidence, yesterday, I met Ania. Ania is one of the leaders in our Irish Street Photography Group (ISPG) but we were only introduced yesterday and I like her instantly. She's cool, hip and feisty, everyone love her! Her effect on me is something unique though, last night, I was inspired to draw her...
With Tiger store now reigning the city of Dublin, it's easier to find this shop anywhere now and it's always tempting to go in and be trapped of all things cute and cheap. I first found this shop at the Pavilion which is located far far away and the only purpose of coming there was to return a coat I purchased online. But then saw this shop and went home spending little over a hundred euro! Early this year, I've noticed the shop pops up like mushrooms in every places I go. Their stuff are irresistible, I can't literally stay there the whole day just by looking around.
Seriously, this is the new Ikea. A miniature Ikea.
I've decided that Crème brûlée will be my favourite dessert from now on.
If I'm being real honest, I'd say my favourite in any course meal would be dessert. I have to have it with coffee or tea no matter how full I'd be. Actually it's the first thing I check in the menu.
#Beeftro is our go to restaurant whenever we feel like eating steaks. They have the yummiest starter and heaven-like desserts. Staff are very polite not to mention they're all good-looking! We didn't have a reservation but the manger took us in which we very much appreciate because we were famished like hungry bears that day.
I'm meant to see an old friend today but I have to cancel last minute due to some circumstances. I never like cancelling on people but this time I just couldn't make it... Moving on, I came home around four in the afternoon with nothing to do. I decided to lounge around the living room, turn the heater on, put some scented candles and sip green tea. While browsing the internet I chance upon #GirlBoss book by Sophia Amoruso, it got me curious because this gorgeous girl used to sell stolen goods on ebay. I have to buy this book! Then it led me to another one (or two) called Not That Kind of Girl by Lena Dunham and How to be a Parisian, wherever you are. I was deciding if I should buy hardcovers or the Kindle version but then I remember I've recently purged my closet and book shelves. If they're available electronically then I shouldn't be hoarding again. Problem solved, I quickly put them in my [amazon] basket and downloaded the books. This made me realise how useful my iPad Mini is, I have plenty of [Kindle] books that I have there and still enjoy to this day because they can be easily accessible thru that amazing gadget.
I'm pretty much sure I'll revel in these reads, then I guess I'll be busy now reading the books!
Spring is finally here! It's freezing cold still but at least I get to see daylight longer and the sun tries to peeps in longer too. Thinking of the seasons, I've decided Spring is my favourite season. I love to see how different flowers began to bloom, lots of greens everywhere and I get to wear something lighter with coat or leather jacket.
Time flies by, it's February 2015 already. I've plans to do this month, which includes being out on the street to take pictures on Valentine's Day. Also, it's K's birthday on the 11th, she's planning to have a sleep over in the house or perhaps paintballing. I prefer the latter, less things to prepare, you just go there and shoot each other.
A dear friend is also coming over for a visit this month, I'm thinking to bring him to my new favourite meat restaurant in town, it's called Pitt Bros BBQ #eatMEAT
It's one of those days I'm feeling blue... I scribble this macho man out of the blue.
Today was an exact experience of Monday blues for me. For a start, I woke up late and end up cramming to prepare for work. I'm usually an early riser especially on weekdays because I like getting dress and putting my make up well enough to be presentable, also I allot 30 minutes or so listening to an audiobook. But in this case it didn't happen of course.
Yes, I confirm, a cheerful person like me can be unhappy sometimes too. I'd spare you from detailing my not so good Monday, I'm just thankful it's already night time and Monday is nearly over. However, I'm not one to sleep earlier than midnight. To be perfectly honest, I refuse to sleep early. Without any particular reason, I just like to keep myself awake at night, I might be like this forever, I wonder.
Of course I truly enjoyed the relaxing days not having to wake up early for work. But it has come to an end and was back at work on the 05th of January. Thankfully I have ISPG meet up to look forward to, think it was a nice start for me to pick up my camera again and shoot people. Think this time I'll focus on street photos more.
It's icy cold this morning, the grass is covered with light snow. It's time to bring out [faux] fur ^-^. It came late, everyone expects white Christmas this year but that's okay, I know most people secretly wish for warmer days from this side of the world. Even myself prefer to have dry winter than freezing cold weather.
After Christmas Day, we started painting the two bedrooms all white. It's been three days now that our house is in chaotic state and I'm looking forward to see the final result. In the middle of this, I start to read The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying think it's about time for me to rid all the material things that doesn't spark "joy", that's what I learned from Marie Kondo. I've already thrown about 10 bags of clothes and keep counting. Such a great beginning to start the new year.
I'd say no matter how people like me try to avoid Christmas rush, we still end up rushing to the store up to the last minute before everything close on Christmas eve. I strategically planned my errands for the day while I'm at work just to make sure I won't forget anything this time. First we collected the strawberry cheesecake I ordered in Bijou, went to petrol station to have a full tank (in case we decide to go on a road trip on the 25th), had our new door keys duplicated, bought wine, lime, spring onions and lilies! Last but not the least, we headed to the Polish shop where I buy yummy hotdogs ^-^
Yesterday, I've already prepared the macaroni salad and cooked the sauce for spaghetti. Later, I just need to put the marinated chicken (we don't like turkey) in the oven.
Now excuse me while I dash to the airport to pick up my Honey ^,^
Looking back, I've purchased designer bags that I think I needed. And then I ended up selling most of them cause I hardly use the bags. Finally coming to my senses, I realised that buying classic bags is the way to go for me to keep and care for them.
This Eva Clutch is in my radar for a long time and thankfully, H gifted me this as a Christmas present, even though it's not Christmas yet, I have used it a million times ^o^
Earlier, the plumbers fixed the leak on the ceiling, though I've nothing to do with it but wait. After they're finished, they left leaving the hallway full of dust ^-^ While polishing the floor, I had this brilliant idea to rearrange my furniture (I do this often as I get bored with room arrangement easily). After few hours of cleaning, rearranging and lots of pushing, I'm finally done. Now I'm now sitting comfortably on my bed while I type this post away. Feeling bloody tired now and I think I deserve a treat! I'm treating myself for another classic bag!