Weekly Photo Challenge: Down

“I dig my toes into the sand ~ the ocean looks like a thousand diamonds ~ strewn across a blue blanket”
— lyrics from “Wish You Were Here” by Incubus

I had been on a few out-of-town trips with either my fiancé, friends or colleagues. Each time we find ourselves in the beach, it became a pilgrimage to take a snapshot of our feet semi-buried in the sand.

Happy Feet ♥ Bohol 2010

WHITE. This snapshot was taken in the Virgin Islands of Bohol. Fine-grained white sand greeted us as soon as we unboarded our boat. We walked on the shoals barefooted. My trip to Bohol with my fiancé is still one of my favorite memories. I really want to go back there soon. Continue reading


Weekly Photo Challenge: Regret

“In order to preserve your self-respect, it is sometimes necessary to lie and cheat.” --- Robert Byrne

Cheating — may it be on exams, dieting, lovelife, career, etc — is always wrong in a number of levels and it has become my main regret. I am just so glad that I was able to stop my cravings before it was too late.

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[Diet] Master Cleanse . . .

My hair had been dyed red, I lost 20 lbs and 4 inches of my waistline. People say that I look like a different person now. LoL!!!

Ever since that weird proposal, I have been picturing myself donning a beautiful wedding gown — “shaggable” as Dada describes it. However, my body mass and weight don’t actually belong to the smexy-types. It had been more than a decade since I wore pants with a 26″ waistline. My weight about a month ago was 135 lbs and my waistline was 34 inches.

My colleague then persuaded me to try out Master Cleanse because a lot of people in our company confirmed that they indeed lost weight after just ten days. I was reluctant at first but picturing myself as a sexy bride became my determination!!! We bought the ingredients needed for the cleansing diet — Maple Syrup (Grade B), Cayenne pepper and fresh lemons. We had dinner in Red Ribbon and bid all our favorite food “Goodbye!” before going home (because we won’t be eating for ten days).

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The Levels of Cheating . . .

“In order to preserve your self-respect, it is sometimes necessary to lie and cheat.” --- Robert Byrne

I admit that I cheated and I have learned from it. I am also thankful that Dada was there to support me despite my weak resolve. He explained to me that the gravity of cheating varies — so does the punishment. I couldn’t describe it more so I just thought of putting our conversation about it. (not the exact words but the gist is the same)

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