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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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

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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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Mitatoe!

This is for a woman who is bolder, confident, street-smart, drop dead gorgeous, life of the party (you’ll notice whenever she’s not around – quiet and defo a boring partee!), a true blue wanderlust, an out of the box person, efficient (she’s gonna rock your world once you work with her! She’s no non-sense making productive things and really not a downer! I mean the woman knows her skills well; she’s pushing herself and is up for any challenge. Mind you, she always exceeds the expectation leaving you with no words to say, how’s that?) To further cement who she truly is, she makes things real simpler to save you tons of time doing something else.  Not only she’s well-verse about anything, she’s mad about doing EVERYTHING! This makes me mucho proud of how she becomes the person she is NOW!

She braved every heartache a woman could face in her lifetime; I was with her no less. But that doesn’t make her fiercer (for she defines FIERCE in another level) though for strength comes with territories. When she deals with matters of the heart, she’s an unfeigned person. Regrets have no room for this woman, she simply is a person wired to do MORE.

As she will set her feet on higher grounds, I know things are going to be different, loads of challenge to conquer and unknown will surely creep in but there is one thing I know – Mitatoe will play the game real well, being at her BEST (which is obvious) and never forgets discipline not just an armor but fragrance so other can smell such aroma and soon be like her as she did to me years ago. This woman is contagiously dangerous for those lame and unproductive (she’s straightforward). I put that as a sign of warning. She is a firm believer of: work hard, play harder – as life is sweet and sometimes you need to smell the flowers to pause and appreciate things in life. Her mind is wide enough to understand things – she plays the D’s advocate sometimes but that is for your convenience, trust me.

Mitatoe, distance and time are given but LOVE can never put away the things you value the MOST. In less than no time, you become BESTies with distance and time that you go and rock things out well! As for me, I’ll be here for you – FOR ALWAYS! (Not only me, add the caboodle of fun-crazy-friends you have. [I mean, you are one of the MOST tangible relationships I have, and keeping you is never a pain in the back!]

Congratulations and can’t wait to see you soaring high with wings spread and ready to chase your dreams for I know in my heart, it’s never too late, not for someone who is selfless and true – that’s you! Cheers to a new adventure, Mitatoe! Loveyoutobits!!!

Sis Ebbz, Donald Duck, Yours turly, and Mitatoe

Sis Ebbz, Donald Duck, Yours turly, and Mitatoe

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HBD at The Manor

Okay. Sorry to be MIA yet again, but can’t help it, my feet’s dragging me into places I have never dream going! Talk crazy-fun-adventure to be exact! The past 2 weeks was (of course!) BEST reserved for? JAUNT! The kind that never lets your spirits down! So, okay. The first was such a classic visit! Where to? The Manor, Baddesley Clinton! It’s starting to warm up and because we were ALL off – (This just means a BIGGIE since, we hardly be off on the same day!) and what????? I know this is indeed very late post for V-day, nonetheless, the need to post this is urgent! Here’s what happened to the awesome-foursome on HBD! Enjoy!

Next? OXFORD. I can spell it with famous Oxinians, then? wink!

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the uncontrolled weather

a self-confessed lover of books!

a self-confessed lover of books!

under the water

under the water

my take on M&M's cake!! It's a cheat day!
my take on M&M’s cake!! It’s a cheat day!

train ride = free ride!

train ride = free ride!

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Cinderella’s Castle

I love fairy tale stories. As such, Cinderella is one of them. Who doesn’t want to end up with Knight and shining armor a.k.a Prince Charming? I know everyone does! This post however is not another love story so to speak but where love blossom and made real ( I know for sure because V-day is just around the corner, will post love stories SOON, yay).

WHERE is a place or scene of something. Of meeting, exchanging glances, stroke of luck, a happy coincidence, a random chance, an unplanned accident. Incurably romantic? How about this: “Suddenly he stops. He looks up. For, lo, there she stands. The girl of his dreams. Who she is or whence she came, he knows not, nor does he care for his heart tells him that here, here is the maid predestined to be his bride.” – Walt Disney

Schloss Neuschwanstein or famously known as Cinderella’s Castle in Bavaria, Germany is a sight to behold. Disney carefully choose landmarks and thus Schloss Nueschwanstein was chosen as an inspiration to draft the story of Cinderella.

Here are some captured moments, enjoy!!

by the lake

by the lake

at the ledge

at the ledge

me, my cousin Ana with her princess - Sam

me, my cousin Ana with her princess – Sam

cousin Ana, her hubby Vincent and Sam

cousin Ana, her hubby Vincent and Sam

the Castle!

the Castle!

open the gate!

open the gate!

snowball fight!

snowball fight!

one shoe can change your life - Cinderella

one shoe can change your life – Cinderella

enjoying a snowball fight

enjoying a snowball fight

and so the story begins...

and so the story begins…

P.S: I left the other shoe 😉

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The oh-so-cold Salzburg!

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Happy new year!

Well, sorry for the hiatus! I was and still is managing my time (this balancing act called life is crazily fun! I mean job, college, writing and smelling the flowers is achingly taking most of my time). So just to update where was I and how I’ve been, here’s the gist: LIFE IS AMAZINGLY BEAUTIFUL!!! Had the rarity of chance for a what? Jaunt! So after Germany (old post), here’s the romantic scenery from birth place of Mozart and Sound of Music – Salzburg, Austria!!

Note: I said romantic because of the boot-weather (place is already a given).

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Next? Cinderella’s Castle!! ❤

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Precisely-Germany

Well, Hallo! It’s so great to be back from the much awaited vacay of the year! You got it right, went to visit a very dear cousin of mine. Off to? Stuttgart, Germany (we haven’t seen each other for 3 years and boy a lot has changed). Why the battle? Ok, I’ll make this really short: schengen visa. First off, I almost didn’t make it to lodge my visa, left by coach and miracle of miracles; I scheduled another appointment the following day. After the appointment, I was eagerly waiting for my visa but as days dragged on, no word came from the Embassy of Germany. Nada. Thursday came quick without me even noticing it, the visa? I have no idea where it is or if it’s approved. Then suddenly a text! It was handed over to the courier. So here’s the big catch, the text was sent Wednesday. I was not worried whatsoever. Calm and collected, I tracked it online, the good news? It was received by Mrs. Rogers. I don’t even know who the person is, so I called the courier’s hotline and calmly said my piece. The offer? I must go out of house to get my visa because they thought no one is in the house. So while I was going down, a package was handed to me by my landlord – my visa!!! And GREEN light is ON!

Let me give you some vitamins good for your eyes, feast on! Enjoy!

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By the way, I am loving the cold these days! 😉 next stop? Salzburg, Austria!

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