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My Kind of Perfect

>> Tuesday, August 30, 2011

I will bend the rules for a bit and make this an off-topic post. Roni posted a list of her "Favorite Kinds of Men" on her blog and it was oh-so-spot-on and oh-so-hilarious. I was inspired to make my own post.

To use David Archuleta's song title, here are "My Kinds of Perfect."


The Bullheaded



Roni would call it "Rebels without a cause." They're the kind of guys who'd get a scolding from their mothers, waggling their fingers and saying "Watch that attitude, young man." Their stubbornness is a challenge for me. Either you match it or find a way to crack it.

My kind of bullheads: Draco Malfoy, Patrick Verona (10 Things I Hate About You), John Bender (Breakfast Club), Cal Lightman (Lie To Me)


Warriors



They're like the bullheaded guys but with an added feature: their badass fighting skills. The action adds to the muscles on the right parts of their bodies. Say hello to man boobs. Can I touch iiiiiiit? I like guys who are skilled in self-defense. It means they can take care of themselves and can defend anyone in harm's way. Wouldn't you like a guy who'd take ten goons in just three or four moves without any effort?

My Kind of Warriors: Zuko (Avatar: The Last Airbender), Khal Drogo (Game of Thrones)


Fit for Royalty



If I had a British or a Scottish boyfriend, I'd keep him talking. All. The. Damn. Time. I have no other explanation for this.

My kind of Royalty: David Tennant (Doctor Who), Lee Mead (Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat), Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock), Tom Ellis (Miranda), wait... just make it all of the British guys.


Clumsy Geeks



They could be the guys with the thick rimmed glasses (note: NOT HIPSTERS) whose nose is buried in a book 24/7, the guys who'd ogle at a painting in a museum, the guys who would be fascinated by anything and everything, the guys who'd squeak and hide if you kiss them. You know that there's something great hiding underneath all the geekiness and dorkiness.

My kind of clumsy: Neville Longbottom (Harry Potter), Chekov (Star Trek), Kyle (Kyle XY), Greg Sanders, (CSI), Spencer Reid (Criminal Minds), Eli Loker (Lie To Me - but Eli has a bit of an attitude too)


The Golden Voice



Who wouldn't like a guy who would serenade you? I have this dream that when I get married, I want my husband-to-be to sing his wedding vows. Singing makes speech a million times more romantic. Add to that the facial expressions that he'll do while singing. Oh, and the stares too. See me melt in a puddle of love goo.

My kind of Golden: Josh Groban, Darren Criss (Glee/A Very Potter Musical), Lee Mead (Wicked), Kyle Riabko (Spring Awakening/90210), Aaron Tveit (Catch Me If You Can/Next to Normal)


Tousle Worthy



There's an instant pogi point when I guy has curly hair. I'd love to tangle my fingers and run them through his curls. Guys with dreads can also be part of this category, but their hair isn't as soft and springy as curls. As long as their hair isn't straight and boring, I'd put a check on it.

My kind of Tousle: Josh Groban, Darren Criss, Lee Mead, Tom Ellis (Doctor Who), Jason Castro (American Idol)


Perfection


Roni said Josh Groban would fall under this category because he'll always be on the top of any list I make. He's a dork, he has curly hair, his acting characters have an attitude, he sings like an angel, he can talk in a British accent, and I can take him home and introduce him to my mother.

However, Josh would lose the man boobs battle if he's put side by side with Khal Drogo. hahahaha Hell, he even lost the battle in Crazy, Stupid, Love. How could you compete with Ryan Gosling's ~photoshopped body?

Yup, I just had to find a good reason to insert Crazy, Stupid, Love in this post.


More lists:
- Trish (it's a Benedict Cumberbatch appreciation post. haha)
- Roni

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Singapore Math Learning Festival

>> Thursday, August 25, 2011


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Singapore Math. Boxes and brackets. Concrete-pictorial-abstract. What are these all about?

Schools in the Philippines are now adopting an effective way of teaching Mathematics to students. It was developed by the Singaporeans and they have proved its effectiveness by topping the educational charts, besting other students from USA and Europe.

With this new learning style, children are able to understand Math lessons better, lessening their fear of Math. They use boxes and brackets to solve for seemingly difficult problems. They see why they have to learn Math and see its relevance to everyday activities.

Learn how schools in the Philippines are adopting Singapore Math in their classrooms. The Galileo Enrichment Learning Program will be having the country’s first Singapore Math Learning Festival on October 8 at the AIM Conference Center, Makati City. The festival features a major talk by Dr. Queena Lee-Chua, Math professor at the Ateneo de Manila University and a multi-awarded educator; and sessions from experts and Galileo teachers. They will tackle how Singapore math is implemented in Galileo centers and schools, its benefits to a child’s learning development, how parents can be involved in this learning process, and the fun Singapore math activities that can be done inside the classroom and at home.

For more inquiries and reservations, call the head office at 845-1234 or email at events@galileoenrichment.com.

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Vintage Rocks!!

>> Wednesday, August 24, 2011

The vintage look is back. I think people are attracted to the innocent and the elegant look of the 20s to the 60s. Well, we didn't entirely bring back the whole vintage look -- fashion experts take inspiration from those eras and modernize it. It's a modern vintage look. Helloooo irony. But hey, I hope you get the point.

Shameless plugging. If you're looking for vintage accessories as well as clothes, then go visit Vintage Rocks. It's an online store managed by my friend Jihan. A few Saturdays back, she and the rest of the weekend photography group (that's what we call ourselves, some formal term for us shutterbugs) did a shoot at home for Vintage Rocks.

Here are a few shots.




I call this the Spring Awakening look. heh.



Make up: Ceres Barrios (facepaintsandblushes.tumblr.com)
Models: Cams delos Reyes and Edders Santiago
Other shutterbug: Jason Lim (blurredlights.wordpress.com)

Check out the rest of the collection here:

Vintage Rocks
(clickety the link!)


Sooooo if this post is moved to the next page and you need a link to the site, just look at my link bar right over there to the right of your screen and you'll see the it.

Vintage Rocks does deliveries and meet-ups. You can order them online! :)

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Teaser: Card Project

>> Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Last Saturday, I tweeted that I was on a card project. I'm on this mission to send mail the old school way -- aka by sending mail via post office -- to friends. I started sending letters last year, but it was only Kel who kept the letter exchange regular.

I asked for addresses again and this time I made the letter-sending extra special. Instead of writing on stationery, I decided to create my own cards. With my trusty materials in my drawer, I customized cards for four of my friends.

I can't post photos yet because I haven't mailed them. I want my friends to receive my cards first before I share with you the personalized cards. But since M has been bugging me about it over the weekend, I will show a teaser.



The local mail will probably take two weeks at the most to mail. My international cards will take a little over a month. It definitely takes long for a single message to arrive, but the thrill of receiving something in the mail other than bills is so worth the wait.

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Ribbon-cutting ceremonies... again.

>> Thursday, August 18, 2011


This spot has been resurrected a lot of times and have gone through different themes. It started as a regular blog -- thoughts and college experiences jotted down without any care on who'll read it. Somewhere along the way, I moved to a different site for journal writing and left this to die. I resurrected it once again and just reposted everything I wrote on the other online journal. Then I used this spot as a platform to practice my Filipino writing skills, writing an entry in English then translating it in Filipino. That too, died eventually (I got tired of thinking of Filipino words. It was good practice though, but it was time-consuming. Try translating time-consuming, Yumi.)

I created another blog on Tumblr for my 7107-photo project. Once in a while, I'll dump whatever I posted there here on Blogspot, adding a few descriptions here and there. And when I delved into doodling on the Moleskine, I added the scans to my photo dump.

Eventually, I decided to have a "fresh" start with a new theme: Doodles and Photographs, which became the title of this blog.

Besides posting my doodles and photographs, I promise to write a paragraph or two (or more!) describing the photo post. Because of the rise of socia media and the 140-character limit, Writing has now become a dying art. I want to bring back the talkative person in me, through the use of writing, may it be in the form of long hand or typing down thoughts.

As you can see, I got rid of the clutter (aka the numerous buttons and links). I kept one stat counter to keep track of you people (I see youuuuu all), the links for the archive, and the twitter feed. I'm still thinking if I should include the chatbox. Spam links are the only ones posting, so I don't know if it's worth the blog space. Gone is the overcrowded banner, replacing it with a simple one with one image. It's an image of my Holga, which I drew on my Moleskine, then scanned for a digital copy. I also found cute icons for the other sites I'm part of.

Tumblr - 7107photos.tumblr.com
Twitter - twitter.com/bloowind
Flickr - flickr.com/photos/yumipitz (for photos taken with a DSLR) aaand flickr.com/photos/bloowind (for Film photos and doodles)
DeviantArt - yawmeepeets.deviantart.com
Multiply - yawmeepeets.multiply.com

I realized that I still use my Multiply account (even if it's considered dead already to fellow bloggers) for the unlimited photo storage. A Multiply logo isn't included in the logo pack that I downloaded. If I am not able to find another set, I might resort to doodling my own icons. When... I have the time. ETA: Found the time. All icons are made by me. Tatatadah, thank you procrastination.

That's it for my "hello" speech. I shall update regularly, now that I removed the unnecessary stuff.

Yay!

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Revamp

>> Wednesday, August 17, 2011

My blog needs a new look. Stay tuned for a cleaner and simpler layout. Hopefully I'll finish it today or on Saturday.



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Signal #3

>> Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Classes and work of some employees are suspended today because of the bad weather. It has caused flooding and traffic jams.

The bad weather has reached my Moleskine. Currently it is sinking in flood water. Umbrellas up!



(Watercolor, ink and colored paper)

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