Friday, September 30, 2011

The Forgiveness Formula



Back then, I used to think that:

Confession = Forgiveness

Well it is true that one way of forgiving is through confessing but I think that stating your sins is never enough. The problem with us people is that we think that after feeling purified for unloading that giant load off our chests, we already think that we are forgiven. But no, I think that the formula should be:

Confession + Repentance = Forgiveness

Remember that feeling sorry for our sins is not enough. We must also promise and try hard to never commit the same mistakes again. With that in mind, God forgives. God forgives because He loves us.

To God be thy glory.

Rei

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Who would you be if you could be anyone?


I was leafing (if you can call it that) through blog pages this morning when I stumbled upon She Write's If I Could Be Anyone post. This got me thinking about my answer to the very same query that could possibly be the next or may have been a basis for selecting the most beautiful girl in the universe. 

And so my dear readers, though I wanted to answer this question in my most poised form, I am unfortunate enough to be confined only to the medium of typing my response since the technology of "video-ing" is still heavy on my pockets. 

Those things aside, here is my answer:

Thank you for the wonderful question Ma'am (or Sir, if the gender is otherwise). If I were to become another person, I'd be anyone who has the capacity to influence other people. I want to be a herald of change-change for the better, and I want to infect as many people as possible. I want to become someone who has good Christian values and I want to have the capacity to preach God's goodness and God's gift of salvation. That someone doesn't have to be specific as long as the requisites are satisfied. Thank you and good evening (flash most endearing smile).

True. True. I guess I'll never win a beauty contest. Hehe.  

Monday, September 26, 2011

Coffee Lust



I have a confession. I'm a coffeeholic and I am insane with its aroma permeating through my senses. That caramel breath is heaven and I taste its heavenly perfection every night like cold water on a hot sunny day. That sensuous wave of euphoria it exudes excites me. Enlivens me. And it takes over my entire body 'just like how marijuana would', I thought naively, not knowing what marijuana tastes like. 

I am in love with coffee and one of my friends said that drinking too much of it is bad. Well, I agree that anything in excess is bad but for the purpose of calming myself down and preventing heart attacks, heart failures, stress, worries, etc., from happening, I took the liberty of researching the benefits and downturns of drinking the wonder drug.

Disclaimer: Most of the items at the bottom are copy-pastes. Please view the whole article at the Infocredit link  at the bottom right of the post.

Coffee benefits, perks and pros: 

  • Increased alertness is the most basic and well known benefit of coffee. This is I think one of the reasons why students-me included- would brew cups of flowing coffee especially during major examinations to improve brain function.
  • Stimulates breathing especially for those who have asthma and bronchitis since caffeine dilates and opens up the airways. 
  • Coffee is also rich in antioxidants. Antioxidants help prevent high-blood pressure and premature aging. I personally love this perk.
  • Coffee helps burn calories by boosting up your metabolism. That is minus the sugar and extra whip of cream you add on top. 
  • It treats migraines. Did you know that coffee has components that are actually used in over-the-counter pain relievers?
  • Caffeine causes the kidneys to produce more urine thus helps the body get rid of toxins. 
  • Prevents Type 2 Diabetes, Cancer and Liver Cirhosis because of the different components found in caffeine.
Coffee cons and health risks:
  • Addictive. (This hurts me so bad. >.<)
  • Weight gain because coffee heightens the production of stress hormones in the body which stimulates appetite and craving for high-calorie food. 
  • Anxiety- coffee can over-stimulate the central nervous system causing nervousness and jitters. 
  • Heartburn- coffee is known to trigger stomach acids causing indigestion and heartburn. 
  • Caffeine causes hypoclycemia because it triggers a release of glycogen in the liver. 
  • Excessive consumption of coffee can lead to infertility.
  • Coffee interferes with the proper absorption of nutrients and minerals by the bones thus increasing the risks of osteoporosis.
  • Four or five cups of coffee per day leads to dehydration. Dehydration dries the skin and makes it more prone to wrinkles and stretch marks.
Moderation is key when drinking coffee. It's important to not go beyond what your body can take. As for me, I'll stick with a cup a day and try hard to minimize my addiction. Or maybe I'll try something else with lesser side effects. Who knows, I just might be able to taste marijuana. Hahah. Just kidding :P

 Infocredit  

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Fashion Folio: J'adore Lanvin

Fashion has been and will always be my religion, and so, to pay homage to the gods of stitching and weaving, I present to you a weekly series that feature my undying love for the most commercial of all the arts. 

When Lanvin did this for Resort 2012, I knew that I was in love. 


Beyond adorable. This makes me want to have my own girl or better yet be the girl dressed in Lanvin.

The fringe in the bottom of the dress is divine. I'd wear this from beach parties to red carpet events-that is, if I was a girl. 

Long skirts are a recurring trend from Spring 2011, Fall 2011 till Spring 2012. 

J'adore. I want the red necklace for dinner. Trust me. I'd eat that if it makes me look that good. 

Friday, September 23, 2011

The Clothes We Wear


Wednesdays have become a weekly dread to me. The thought of dressing up and not knowing what to wear is I think as monumental a problem as the oil price increases or the current economic downturn. With two espadrilles that I wear alternately every week and only a handful of shirts and jeans, the fashion police might just arrest me for looking like a train wreck.

I hate my clothes. I've worn them a million times and the thought of wearing them again will only make me think of throwing them in the next garbage bag I see. Even vintage ukay-ukays haven't habituated in my closet for months and my body and social life is tingling to wear new ensembles. 

If you haven't noticed, which I'm sure you have, unless you've been living at the bottom of the ocean for the last five decades, clothes staple our identities in society. These flimsy things identify what kind of persons we are and to what level of the social pyramid we belong. The richer ones wear H&M's and Zara's and Topshop's and afford a Louis Vuitton monogram or two while the less fortunate ones delight at the luxury of low-end products and 'burloloys" vendors sell at the sidewalks and on market stalls. 

They say that fashion is not what you wear, it's how you wear clothes. It's all about mixing high-end and low-end pieces but that is not really the case when even low-end products are heavy on consumer's pockets.

I don't really know where this blog post's going. I cannot dictate brands to market their products at lower prices and I cannot change what society dictates consumers as to how and what to wear to elevate a person's social standing.

And as to me, I can't really complain. With just enough money to make ends meet, I am in no position to complain.

Photocredit: davidguison.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Home Boy


It's me and my brown leather bag commuting home this morning. I wasn't really in the mood for school and since I only have one subject today, I took the opportunity of going home early and and psyched myself to not worry about school stuff.

Of course I lied to my friends and told them that I'll be doing my Cost Accounting project. See, I've become more of a hermit these past few days and the only release that I have are my two most favorite activities when I'm at home. One, is dressing up my dolls. Yes, just like any other gay guy, I do love dolls and I enjoy dressing them up and sewing clothes for them and doing their hair and pretend they're going to a club somewhere in downtown Manhattan or about to hit the red carpet at the Oscars or pretend that they're in a music video but honey I do not initiate conversations with the dolls and among the dolls. Trust me. It's creepy.

Back then my mother would scold me when she sees me playing with these things but now, I guess she got used to the idea that her son is gay and sometimes she'd even compliment the dresses that I've made for Rhea and Jane. 

Second best home activity for me would have to be blogging. I think its therapeutic and you get the chance to sharpen your writing skills while doing it. Also, you get to read other bloggers word weaves, so what's more relaxing than that? It's luxurious and brain fattening at the same time.

But there are times when I just sip that perfect cup of coffee and just be grateful that I am home, that I have a home, and that I'll be doing my best to keep this home.

Oh yeah, that's my crush. Got the photo from my tumblr. :)

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Blahs and Rampants


Our Semi-Finals examination ended yesterday with the exception of my Law subject which is scheduled this Monday. To be honest, my exams were almost a blur with me studying only the night before. Again, I feel terribly guilty for procrastinating but that's it. I only feel guilty without even doing anything to correct that mistake. Tsk.

Laziness has taken its toll. This reminds me of my CS3 thesis which is due this Monday afternoon. Haven't even started typing it or drafting stuff for it yet. I am sooo dead.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Art by Afremov

Sometimes, words fail to convey emotions.

Music Splash
In Expectation of Wind
Sunset Over Eternity

Trieste Gulf

Sea Regatta

Romantic Mood
Romantic Evening
The Gateway to Amsterdam

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Questions to God

Dear LORD by ~asiasart

I hate to bring up the topic of religion because I know that  we all have diversified views on how God or the parallel universe works. And so, to avoid misunderstandings and lengthy arguments, I am humbly asking you to read this, if you will continue, without the prejudice of your faith. These are merely blabberings of a questioning Christian, and yes, this is not a world-changing essay or a religious propaganda and so, if you think that these thoughts are not worth your time or may be offensive on your part, kindly refrain from continuing.

I cannot understand why God hasn't petrified Satan yet. I mean, if he really is that evil, which I'm sure he is, why hasn't God obliterated him to oblivion yet and save those millions of lives from the tentacles of temptation? I mean, in the first place, why did God gave us the freedom to choose which way of life we are to lead? Why not directly tell people that He is God and that He will curse all those who do not follow His commands? 

I cannot understand God and I know I never will and I am terribly guilty of doubting His decisions. But a question is a question and a question needs an answer and I know that God will unfold His reasons in His time. After all, He is God. A creation can never dictate his Creator. 

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Toothaches and Heartaches


My dental health is down and I have no finances to fix it yet.

. . . . . .

Iceberg was in the jeepney I was riding this morning and I finally confirmed that I still have feelings for him. I hate falling in and out of love. Tsk.

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My three day pseudo-relationship with Chico will end today and I am trying to understand why I agreed to be his boyfriend in the first place. I know that its all a game for him, he even said it to me, but I gambled anyway. Maybe I do like him and its getting harder for me to bring back my feelings for him when we were still plain friends. I hate him for always pushing me to my limits and now, I once again crossed the boundaries of our friendship.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Fashion Folio: Fall 2011 Trend Reports (Part 3)

Fashion has been and will always be my religion, and so, to pay homage to the gods of stitching and weaving, I present to you a weekly series that feature my undying love for the most commercial of all the arts. 

Credits to www.style.com for the deets and photos.

POLKA'S BACK
Say hello to dots and welcome these retro wonders as runways all over Paris and New York feature this all time favorite.
Marc Jacobs Fall 2011
Stella McCartney Fall 2011
THE TUXEDO
Unleash your masculine side with traditionally male's ensemble.
Dolce & Gabbana Fall 2011
Emilio Pucci Fall 2011
Michael Kors Fall 2011

So there you have it, your seven guides to a fashionable Fall-Winter 2011. Stay chic sexy ;P

Fashion Folio: Fall 2011 Trend Reports (Part 2)

Fashion has and will always be my religion, and so, to pay homage to the gods of stitching and weaving, I present to you a weekly series that feature my undying love for the most commercial of all arts.

Credits to www.style.com for the deets and photos.

THE PARKA AFFAIR
Practicality ruled the runways this season with parkas that are strong enough for the blistery weather and chic enough for day to night affairs.

Thakoon Fall 2011

D&G Fall 2011

 RAINBOW FUR
Dubbed as psychedelic (www.style.com), the colored stoles and coats this season are indeed eye candy.
Sportmax Fall 2011

Emmanual Ungaro Fall 2011

BACK FROM THE SIXTIES
Reinvent retro chic with sixties inspired pieces.
Blumarine Fall 2011
Prada Fall 2011
(to be continued)

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Fashion Folio: Fall 2011 Trend Reports (Part 1)

Fashion has been and will always be my religion, and so, too pay homage to the gods of stitching and weaving, I present to you a weekly series that feature my undying love for the most commercial of all arts.

This week, I'll feature the incoming trends of the Fall-Winter 2011 runways. This will be a three part series considering the volume of work I have to do and the research materials I'm currently engulfed at. All the deets and photos are from www.style.com.

CRAZY COLLAGES
This season we're seeing mash ups of every sort and size. Think bold patterns over even bolder textures.The Aquilano Rimondi dress is a personal favorite.
Aquilano.Rimondi FW  2011


Comme Des Garcons FW 2011
Etro FW 2011


BOLD COLORS
The color trend from Summer 2011 is still chic for fall but this time, designers opted for even brighter hues. Don't be afraid to go for monochromatic ensembles like Blumarine.

D&G FW 2011
Blumarine FW 2011

Chloe FW 2011



 

(to be continued)