Archive for January, 2010

Up & down; looking forward & backward: LOVE

Photo by Shawn Rocco

It’s simply one of the most striking and beautiful images I’ve ever seen.

Stark, yet full of emotions.

So ordinary, yet so special.

I want to  find myself in that kind of picture in the near future.

And amazingly, this was taken by a cellular phone camera.

One doesn’t need a fancy gadget to capture something as lovely




i write……..

“You write. That’s the hard bit that nobody sees. You write on the good days and you write on the lousy days. Like a shark, you have to keep moving or you die.”

.Neil Gaiman.

Writing takes a lot from me. On some days, it’s a breeze to write, but there are more days when I have to bleed just to write. We’re not even talking about writing a novel, or a short story or what, but just a simple blog entry. I love to write, and I am thankful that somehow, I have that ability and desire to do so. Even if I have to bleed sometimes. I can’t have it all,but I have something. No, make that “I have a lot”.

Lovelier the 2nd time……..

My second tattoo, courtesy of Gene Testa

……..and twice as painful.

But in the end, it was all worth it.
Inked on 3 January 2010.
I love it.
Even if it was helluva painful.

And you get a free peek at my favorite pink lacy pannies!

Yesh, I got me a tramp stamp.


Who would’ve thought?

Bonne Année!

Vintage French postcard from The French Factrice

I just wanted to have something French-y here, for a good start for 2010.

And the lil angel girl is so adorable, with those angel wings and that innocent wonder that all children should rightfully have and enjoy.

Thanks to The French Factrice, which has a collection of the most beautiful vintage postcards.

01 January 2010


I just realized it a few seconds ago.

Looks nice!

Love and XOXOXOXOXOXO this 2010

My New Year wishes and prayers are aptly articulated by Neil Gaiman, and like him, I love using it every year.

May your coming year be filled with magic and dreams and good madness.I hope you read some fine books and kiss someone who thinks you’re wonderful, and don’t forget to make some art — write or draw or build or sing or live as only you can. And I hope, somewhere in the next year, you surprise yourself.

…I hope you will have a wonderful year, that you’ll dream dangerously and outrageously, that you’ll make something that didn’t exist before you made it, that you will be loved and that you will be liked, and that you will have people to love and to like in return. And, most importantly (because I think there should be more kindness and more wisdom in the world right now), that you will, when you need to be,  be wise, and that you will always be kind.

-Neil Gaiman

A happy and blessed 2010 to all of us. The past year was a big challenge for most of us (a.k.a. it sucked royally), so I know 2010 will give us a respite from all the hardships and heartaches. Things can only get better.