bein aimy

lifestyle guru-wannabe, a fierce woman who is after her dreams – living it out, who loves to travel, basking a kiss of heaven, self-made, multi-tasker, loves RDJ (who doesn't?) and ultimately a firm believer of the Sought-After!

Gone South for the Orange-kinda-thingy! (I mean, Orange – the new tan!)

Hey, I’m not going to talk about  love, not now. Let’s save that later! What I’m furiously edgy about? ORANGE!!!

Being the beach-y type, I reckon the day I can freely swim minus the glaring heat of the sun! But as I’ve realized, Sun can never hurt you not unless you let it!

So, going down South was the natural thing like ABC or 1,2,3! But to say the long ride and glitches here and there is joyful, I have learned to be grateful! You can never appreciate the destination without having to enjoy the journey!

Time to spill some beans! On our way to Cornwall, I happened to meet a guy – well, accidentally. I was seating next to him, a thing I can never changed. The thought of sleep hovered me since 7 hours drive is daunting and as soon as I force to close my eyes, my seatmate just blurted, “I do apologise for the inconvenience I may cause you, but can I just pop in my bag in the cabin?” To lessen the guilt, he then invited me to watch a movie with his MacAir, he even asked me what do I fancy to watch. To my mind, I just want a nice sleep – uninterrupted. As I was about to say No, he asked if ‘Olympus has fallen’ is a must-watch, I simply said, ‘have it a go!’ And came the unnerving part that we need to share earphones plus the fact that I need to hold the other end of his Mac! Talking about rest, indeed! To forgive him of his demeanor in whisking myself to dreamland, I agreed and I hate to be rude. I managed to watch for 30mins said my thank yous when toilet pangs hit everyone including myself. To Matt – thank you for sharing your lappy with me! I only got to sleep for an hour or so since other Pinoys are inviting us for a drink (seriously? Inside the coach?)

Going back to what my heart skips a beat…

I sorely missed the mighty voice of ocean waves, soft birds singing in the morning and even the smell of heat plus the fact that I badly craved for the sand that comfort my feet telling me ‘I am home’! Forgive the ever-so-romantic-part-in-me but I can’t help it, I love the beach! And so soaking in the warmth of the sun wasn’t bad after all! Living here, you’re going to pray that the sun will eventually come out as soon as you wake up so getting Orange-y is a feeling of me being home at long last!

how can you say no to that?

how can you say no to that?

I'm wearing the smile you gave!!

I’m wearing the smile you gave!!

breathtakingly awesome!

breathtakingly awesome!

You have bewitched me - body and soul!

You have bewitched me – body and soul!

living life to the fullest!

living life to the fullest!

...take me to the beach, will you?

…take me to the beach, will you?

O.O. Officially Oranged!

O.O. Officially Oranged!

fully persuaded!

fully persuaded!

the house by the sea

the house by the sea

floored by ocean's wave of goodbye!

floored by ocean’s wave of goodbye!

Newquay, I have deeply fallen for you! ❤

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Where was I?

The long hiatus is (I guess over?) or FINALLY DONE. Well, to say that College has got the best of me is truly an understatement since it was a month ago(?). Oopps. So what’s with the in betweens? Went on a Holiday, Work (I mean massive work!) To say that I truly am sorry is never an excuse (it’s not that I owe you some explanation of why the universe suddenly changed its course, blah-blah and more blah). It is because I, the writer miss EVERYONE. It’s like knowing when you need air to breathe in and knows that only way to do so is to exhale. You, being the air play a significant yet very subtle role in this space of mine.  You let me expand my horizon into a dimension I am almost never willing to discover, in short, you are FRIEND – who waits ever so dearly to read and respond.  So to catch up reading, here’s what happened:

COLLEGE:

I majorly was the happiest person to even know College is over! No ASSIGNMENTS! To think of introductions, argument and conclusion was the BEST part but needless to say, the art of saying goodbye to mates I have known for 2 years was also bittersweet! College did me oh-so-good! Discipline, focus and a lot of hard work means only one thing – DIPLOMA!

huge thanks, Bournville!

huge thanks, Bournville!

TRAVEL:

Because a very dear friend is going back home, we (the awesome 4some) decided a detour! This time to the Amazing Stonehenge, bath and Windsor Castle! We did it! I mean we got to slept with total Italian strangers!

at Trafulgar Square!

at Trafulgar Square!

the Epic fall of Inna at Buckingham Palace!

the Epic fall of Inna at Buckingham Palace!

at the very posh bath!

at the very posh bath!

at the amazing Stonehenge!

at the amazing Stonehenge!

SENDING OFF PARTY FOR INNA:

This crazy woman (I say crazy because she is the epitome of the BEST lunatic EVER created in this world! And missing her doesn’t count because it only adds to the fact that she annoyingly does the BEST tease ever – without me defenselessly trying to fly to the moon whenever she  concedes in nothing but what seems to be a sweet banter!)

inna banana!

inna banana!

WORK:

This I will say consumes EVERYTHING thus far. And I mean my time; it’s not a pretty lame excuse, after all I’m VERY back!

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blackpool, baby!!

barefooted...

barefooted…

“Sometimes, in the midst of nor’ easter might, shoreline’s left nothing but a picture of total havoc, leaving the pristine coastline a smudge of mess. Yet when the same body of water recurs, this time more calm and at peace expunge unpleasant muddles thus making the water-edge immaculately perfect, allowing no traces of austerity, just utter madness called beauty. ” -Beloved

shoreline

shoreline

sand and sun-kissed skin!

sand and sun-kissed skin!

the tower

the tower

grateful. happy. blessed. favored. loved.

grateful. happy. blessed. favored. loved.

made it through the rain!

made it through the rain!

sweet reality

sweet reality

hitting two birds with one stone – bank holiday Monday and mate’s birthday only in Blackpool!

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sun, sun, sun!!!

As sun’s might shine throughout the day, an unplanned short travel happened! Where to? Park and Cadbury World! Here’s the hard core evidence not only to prove we went out but to be crazy about sun, sun, sun!!!!! It’s a rare thing here in the U.K.

selfie

selfie

prepping for the shot

prepping for the shot

sunlight!! so happy to see you!!

sunlight!! so happy to see you!!

the threesome!

the threesome!

my take! blowing a dandelion! made a wish!

my take! blowing a dandelion! made a wish!

Cadbury!!!!

Cadbury!!!!

the heat is on!!! hot!

the heat is on!!! hot!

i'll surely be back here!!

i’ll surely be back here!!

snacks outside the chocolate factory!

snacks outside the chocolate factory!

living a sweet life!!

living a sweet life!!

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Spring 2013

“The deep roots never doubt spring will come.”
― Marty Rubin

I was MIA again. Sorry. But a dream just came to passed and I, for one, can’t contain an enormous feeling I am ever willing to swim in! I am talking about a new work in a Hospital Setting! *ATTENTION: to my family and friends who have extended help, I am FOREVER INDEBTED by your willingness and effort! I’ll pay you soon!) Yay! And since I was giddy over it, I worked 4 straight days, thus the MIA explained. I was so excited to talk about RDJ, Spring, work, dreams, travels and then – boom! Another ingredient was just added! I couldn’t thank less!

So, before I roll making the other dreams to come true (assignments), I’d like to leave you with this post.

I surely be back SOON with jaunts and thoughts that best occupy my breaks and even before I go to sleep.

Like Spring, my life rebirth anew! Here’s a few snapshots of my fun-crazy spring!

loving Mr. sun!!

loving Mr. sun!!

by the river Brindley I sat and smiled... ;-)

by the river Brindley I sat and smiled… 😉

sitting in the park waiting for you... ;-)

sitting in the park waiting for you… 😉

nothing beats the shade underneath a tree!

nothing beats the shade underneath a tree!

looking forward to the future yet truly grateful and basking the present!

looking forward to the future yet truly grateful and basking the present!

the best days are still ahead of me!

the best days are still ahead of me!

happy smiles from a grateful heart!!

happy smiles from a grateful heart!!

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Mark + Carla = Love <3

I so love weddings! And been dying to attend one apart from the country I solely love! So when the news of a mate in college that she is getting married, I was so happy to know I’m included in the list (even when it was still back in January!). I don’t know their traditions here but one thing I know for sure, it must be LOVE!!!!!!!!!

Here’s some photos as proof of evidence!

me and a friend on a dance floor!

me and a friend on a dance floor!

with the bride and groom and my mates

with the bride and groom and my mates

the awesome foursome strikes again!!

the awesome foursome strikes again!!

shake that groove thing, yeah!

shake that groove thing, yeah!

the music didn't pleased us but still the groove was on!!

the music didn’t pleased us but still the groove was on!!

i can't help but be more amazed at this lady friend who wore dress for the event!

i can’t help but be more amazed at this lady friend who wore dress for the event!

who ya gonna call? GHOSTBUSTERS! i so love the epic bridal car!

who ya gonna call? GHOSTBUSTERS! i so love the epic bridal car!

Inna Banana a.k.a. my tom tom

Inna Banana a.k.a. my tom tom

i stole some moments with the newlyweds!

i stole some moments with the newlyweds!

To the man who suddenly grabbed my hand and danced with me, sorry. It’s not awkward to dance with you but I can’t leave my circle of friends dancing the night away! But you owe me an apology since grabbing me out of nowhere is strictly prohibited! To Sarah (Mark’s cousin), thank you! Joining you at the Chocolate fondue was one of night’s highlights! I so cherish your family, my lady friend Carla is one blessed woman to have all of you!

And to you who graciously asked for my number, i do appreciate it.

What’s next? 32!!!!!!! 😉

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Merida the Brave finally meets the thousand old – Oxford!

My feet’s been itching to land to a place where cool and smart can defo live together. As such, when you happen to see Oxford you can tell that it exist (the cool and smart combo!). A no brainer would sell the place out to be sure! Plus you’ll suddenly feel cool and smart once you hit the crowd! It’s absolutely contagious minus the sum of quid you ought to pay for a term! Worth a visit!

So, Merida decided to visit Oxford! Mind you, she got the hair done and do add up the pack of awesome goofiness/harlem shakers! Sorry, I can’t include the latter (Harlem Shake vid) due to some highly classified infos, am, no. Not the one in your mind (pretty wholesome and really organic) but I can’t post it for the sake of public consumption, hahahaha.

Oxford’s famous not because of nerd-ness or some flashy-intelligent-stude sorta thingy, NO, it’s the way how learning is passed on in a different level. Sure papers are endless, non-stop research and the many other things but that’s a given – it’s Oxford! It’s beyond the name, it’s the people working so hard to play the game well and not choosing to be a mediocre for the rest of their lifetime. It’s like Merida, she is no fool to conquer anything even if what she feared the most is right in front of her, hence she braved EVERYTHING.

Here’s a glimpse of Oxford in the eyes of the brave Merida (opps, that’s me a.k.a curly hair)

thousand old building

thousand old building

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one of the many libraries!

where bicycles the main transport

where bicycles the main transport

01

threesome

02

foursome

10

curly me!!!

kewl-foursome

kewl-foursome

having a sunny disposition!

having a sunny disposition!

  “There are those who say fate is something beyond our command. That destiny is not our own, but I know better. Our fate lives within us, you only have to be brave enough to see it. ” – Merida

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Prototype: Used-to-be

Before I went here, I have had the best JOB ever – to be a full pledge model! Not the frustrated type mind you! hahaha. I chance upon venturing it since I was busy processing my papers to be here. And truth to be told, modeling didn’t disappoint either! (felt like the cam and I? soul mates – that’s the word! I mean on a natural way. Like I was born for it thingy, hahahaha! So here’s some pictures (proof-ready!) of what i USED-TO-BE! (by the way, I just said yes to strut some clothes on because my cousin can’t find a single decent human being who can wear it with ease than? wink!) enjoy!

I love dressing up!! need I say more?

I was sporting a shorter do here! 😉

rock and roll!!

Now, back to dream land for the next ideal job!

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Prototype: fall

hmmm. I am pretty sure you got the whole story already! COLD. 😉 I decided to post this due to the story behind the ensemble! Four of my beloved friends back in the Philippines are getting hitched (this year alone!) and in as much as I want to celebrate such happy-significant-life-changing-event, I can’t (still here in the U.K.) so what better way to make up with them? Video message, oh the advancement of technology!

so here’s what I wore on a perfect Saturday…

a red knitted M&S underneath is my ever-fave sweat shirt! and a goergie skinny jeans!

The shoot didn’t take long since I don’t want to narrate a book out of context, hahahaha. But finding that perfect spot was undeniably the hardest thing to do. We walked extra minutes to get the feel of it (awkwardness is the word!).

boots from the Philippines and leg warmers! one thing i so love about fall? leg warmers! aside of course from the peppermint-hot chocolate drink!

First video message – done!! But what the hey! I still have 3 to go! 😉 So you really thought it was just a plain-simple-video-message? Think again! We played coy and decided to take some shots (just for fun but it went far from our expectations!) Cheers to a happily-ever-after! 😉

happy me! oh, i can read your mind.. when’s my turn?

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Prototype

As this blog is lifestyle (that said, ANYTHING under the sun or boot weather I guess! Ha!) I truly was persuaded with a gentle nudge by a friend who for some certain reasons (I still haven’t got a clue whatsoever!) pushed me to scribble and post it over here (my humble blog. Gosh, I immediately cringe since space for that matter is such a galactic force!)

And as such, I’d like to post anything (more than a birth right isn’t it?). So as I was feeling giddy to put up with this kind of entry, I am also looking forward for the next. Let’s say, I want to do this once a week (a peek into my world-kinda-thing! So are we good? I mean, with this? Hahahaha). Allow me to start by random photos of yours truly – dressed up to the nines, casual yet chic, comfy but stylish and strutting-the-unconventional-out-of-the-box-fashion (the latter seems to be the VERY ME!).

Most people asked me about taste influence and to be outright honest, I tell them my FOLKS. REALLY. Read it again, will ya? Growing up, I saw them (not that they have walk-in closet) but gearing for just anything – parties, work, off to market, stroll. And from that moment on, lo and behold – the birth of my fashion sense. My Paps loves unique things. That said, he wants to own a pair of shoes no one has taken hold of (made-especially-for-him-kinda-type). Gosh, our fondness of pointed shoes went really well! (He just gives me a smirk whenever I have a new pair!) And Mudz? She has the best line of clothes, bags, shoes that stood still beyond time. She used to sew things not only for herself, but for other siblings as well. And this I have to say, whenever my sister, cousin/s, or even BFF is on a lookout for a dress or an important event is coming, they’ve loved to tag me along and help them choose (well, I got to say what flatter them the most! I sorely miss this! If granted to have a new job, I’d like to be a stylist! Yay!)

Prototype. As an adventure seeker, I love to try out things first hand (well, even if it doesn’t work!) and since then, the taste evolved. Hence, the photos. Enjoy! Till the next Prototype! (now you got me thinking!) 😉

me, trying the over-sized sunnies!

I’m a fan of dresses!! (ever since I was a kid!)

a formal event? at my cousin’s wedding!

casual. is-out-and-about-kinda-thing!

chilling. or shall i say, listening to the sound of water!

enjoying mr.sun

winter. really cold.

at last, summer!

this one, i should say got the thumbs up of a friend who rekindled my dream to start a blog! thanks again, guwini!

aside from dresses, i also happen to love white!! the feel on my skin is immaculately clean!

from my college friend: “you may not be in fashion, but you’re always in style.”

and lastly, I don’t dress to impress, instead I’m opt for comfort and put on loads of confidence!

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