Finding Inspiration

Most of my blog posts end with a great quote so when blog visitors finish reading my posts, they leave my blog with words of inspiration.  The finest quotes are those that make you ponder about your choices and beliefs.

There are tenets that I follow for a long time. When I read someone with contradictory idea, I find it to be thought-provoking. I was reading some tweets from Teddy Boy Locsin and this one made rethink the path I am treading.

Since I am living an uncomplicated life, am I escaping from handling the complexities of real life? Of course not! I believe life is too short to dwell too much in complexities.  Why waste time on them only to end up being miserable? But I admit the tweet made me ponder and I like that.

As I continue to search for great quotes, I found out that there are quotes about blogging. If you also blog like me, we can be sources of great quotes someday. Who knows?  We have freedom to dream, right? I am only exercising my freedom to do so. 😀

Like I said, I often end my blog posts with a great quote. I’ll make an exception this time by sharing two quotes about education. Be inspired!

The First Beauty Post

… and probably the last.

It is Sunday and the neighbor’s Sunday music blasts outside. Good thing they have good taste in music. I am listening to some cool 90’s rock that I do not listen to but I have grown to liking because of the adlib on the instruments. Sunday is a lazy day. Today, the weather is good and it would have been a perfect day to spend some time at the beach but here I am writing this blog post.

My hard disk is beginning to accumulate unimportant files so I cleaned the drive of the junk I have been hoarding. I came across some vanity photos.  I am far from being a beauty blogger.  I may have accumulated beauty products in my drawer but I have not gotten used to applying them. One day, when age takes over, I’ll be applying product upon product on my face. Right now, I am too busy to be bothered by such superficial task of putting makeup or trying to control my unruly hair. There is always face powder and hair elastics to fix whatever imperfections I have.  I can always smile.  Because somebody said…

My cousin who lives with me has “Beauty Care” as one of her alternative class in high school.  She learned how to do manicure and pedicure.  I had my first manicure last year. I found this photo in one of my folders. These were taken using my phone’s camera.

I don’t get my nails done frequently. On most days, this is how my nails look.

They don’t look bad, right?

My cousin recently got her nails painted with cracked nail polish.  I might try this one day. Just for fun. Right now, I am too chicken to try.

I recently got my annual hair cut. This is the cycle of my hair: I have a haircut early in the year and let my hair grow the rest of the year. Also, I do not go to a salon. I call on a friend and ask her to cut my hair. (Yes, I am cheap.)

Before I got my haircut, I experimented with my long hair first. It may take months before I can do something fancy with it again.

How about some curls? Using my reliable clamps, I twisted my hair and secured the bum tightly like this.

When I removed the clamps later in the day, my hair looks like this.

When I was a child, my friends and I used cassava stems to curl our hair.  Whenever I see a cassava plant, I see it as an opportunity to curl my hair.

The fleshy object on my hair are the pliant cassava stems.

When I remove the stems, this is how it looks.

How about some braids? In the same beauty care class, my cousin learned how to braid the hair. I was her practice client.

I am the least vain among the people in the house. If you ask my aunt how they would describe me, they always say that I am simple.  Maybe I mask my vanity through simplicity.

But then again, who is vainer than a person who does not make an effort to enhance how she looks because she does not feel the need to?  HA!

One day, I will conquer my fear of looking silly.

Let me end this long post with a word from the wise. 😉

How was your Feb 29?

February 29 comes only once every four years so early in the morning of that day,  I wondered if something special will happen later in the day.

Nothing happened in the morning. Then I remembered that the results of 2011 bar exams will be released at 2PM. I know a few people who took the bar exams. By 2PM, the supreme court website was difficult to access. After an hour or so, I was able to check the results.  One of  names I was looking for passed and the other one didn’t.

Who else passed? Christopher Lao! To those who cyber-bullied him, you’ve been informed. Hide now!

Screenshot from the supreme court website

ANC’s twitter account posted the photos of the top 10 bar examinees.

Screen capture taken from @ANCAlerts

I am amazed at the 10th placer, Rodolfo Aquino. My impression was that this person never gave up on his dream of becoming  a lawyer.  I was curious about the story behind the man. Apparently, I was not the only one who got curious about his story.  I found out that the guy has multiple graduate degrees. Read more here, here and here.

All the waiting for the bar exam results got me hungry.  I had a craving for pancake. My favorite recipe is by Alton Brown.  His recipe calls for creating a pancake mix that is good for 3 batches. I did not have enough flour to do that so I used Martha Stewart’s recipe.

While everyone else was celebrating the bar exam results, crying over it or watching Miriam go ballistic on national television, I was making pancakes. Feb 29 turned out to be pancake day for me.

my pancakes

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