Saturday, October 30, 2010

Happy Halloween!

To get into the Halloween spirit, here are some cards that I had made last year. Just haven't had time lately to make a new batch for this year! :P


And here is my most favorite images for Halloween; from "It's The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown!"

Happy Halloween!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

without further ado...

I know that I should have posted this a while back. But this is the routine that I did for my girls' wedding back in August; for ol' times sake. It was such a good experience that I would do it all over again! I always thought that maybe I was too old to dance again, but damn did I prove myself wrong!

It's funny how when performing it seemed like forever; all the hours practicing in just under a month. And it was all over in about 2.5 mins!!! To Rina & Lei - I had such a blast doing this routine! I think we have mastered the hair flip. LOL. For us (straight hip-hop girlz) to end up girlie, dainty and fierce, it was worth the experience!!!

For those viewing this for the first time - enjoy! We had fun doing it, hope you have fun watching it!
(From left to right:  Moi, Rina (the bride) and Lei.) 

Thursday, October 07, 2010

Love is...

Here is a very interesting article I read today.  It's a good read on the go.  Certainly rings true for me...enjoy!!!


By Gumdrop Shoppe

This is a very good article. Those who are still single may learn something from here...
hose who are already married or in a commitment may take it as a guideline to improve your marriage & relationship ...


During one of our seminars, a woman asked a common question. She said, "How do I know if I married the right person?"
I noticed that there was a large man sitting next to her so I said, "It depends. Is that your husband?"
In all seriousness, she answered "How do you know?"

Let me answer this question because the chances are good that it's weighing on your mind.

Here's the answer.

EVERY relationship has a cycle. In the beginning, you fell in love with your spouse/partner. You anticipated their call, wanted their touch, and liked their idiosyncrasies (unconventional behavior/habit) .
Falling in love with your spouse wasn't hard. In fact, it was a completely natural and spontaneous experience.
You didn't have to DO anything. That's why it's called "falling" in love... Because it's happening TO YOU.

People in love sometimes say, "I was swept of my feet." Think about the imagery of that __expression. It implies that you were just standing there; doing nothing, and then something came along and happened TO YOU.

Falling in love is easy. It's a passive and spontaneous experience. But after a few years of marriage, the euphoria (excitement) of love fades. It's the natural cycle of EVERY relationship. Slowly but surely, phone calls become a bother (if they come at all), touch is not always welcome (when it happens), and your spouse's idiosyncrasies, instead of being cute, drive you nuts.

The symptoms of this stage vary with every relationship, but if you think about your marriage, you will notice a dramatic difference between the initial stage when you were in love and a much duller or even angry subsequent stage.

At this point, you and/or your spouse might start asking, "Did I marry the right person?"
And as you and your spouse reflect on the euphoria of the love you once had, you may begin to desire that experience with someone else.
This is when marriages or relationship breakdown. People blame their spouse/partner for their unhappiness and look outside their marriage/relationship for fulfillment.

Extramarital fulfillment comes in all shapes and sizes. Infidelity is the most obvious.
But sometimes people turn to work, a hobby, excessive TV, or abusive substances.

But the answer to this dilemma does NOT lie outside your marriage. It lies within it.
I'm not saying that you couldn't fall in love with someone else.
You could.

And TEMPORARILY you'd feel better. But you'd be in the same situation a few years later. Because (listen carefully to this):


SUSTAINING love is not a passive or spontaneous experience. It'll NEVER just happen to you. You can't "find" LASTING love. You have to "make" it day in and day out. That's why we have the __expression "the labor of love." Because it takes time, effort, and energy. And most importantly, it takes WISDOM. You have to know WHAT TO DO to make your marriage/relationsh ip work. Sure true love can only happen after you've fallen out of love. When you begin choosing to love, even if you don't feel like doing it ---- that's true love. And that's the foundation of a lasting and strong marriage.

Make no mistake about it. Love is NOT a mystery. There are specific things you can do (with or without your spouse) to succeed with your marriage.

Just as there are physical laws of the universe (such as gravity), there are also laws for relationships.

Just as the right diet and exercise program makes you physically stronger, certain habits in your relationship WILL make your marriage stronger.

It's a direct cause and effect. If you know and apply the laws, the results are predictable. .. you can "make"love.

Love is indeed a "decision".. . Not just a feeling. You'll not just go away with your relationship just because the feeling is gone. In the Bible, love is a command. You make it happen.

Remember this always:

"God determines who walks into your life. It is up to you to decide who you let walk away, who you let stay, and who you refuse to let go."

FW: Ruth Beltran

"Marriage is more than saying I Do. Marriage, like a precious plant, needs constant tending for it to grow, flourish, and bear fruit to last a lifetime, and beyond."

-David and Evelyn Feliciano

Saturday, October 02, 2010

Happy World Card Making Day!!!

Today, I decided to attend a card class at my favourite scrapbook shop in Langley called Precious Memories. I follow their blog and saw that they had a class that I was interested in taking.  And I found it fitting that today marks World Card Making Day!!! My instructor, Colleen, has these wonderful classes that include lovely extras to take home to make extra cards on your own!

Here are the 6 cards that we made today.   We played with one simple sheet of patterned paper on a card...

...and moving on to several patterned pieces.

Also, working with more simplictic designs...

...and lots of patterns that are pleasing to the eye!

 They're "girly" cards, but luckily for me, the Basic Grey line makes a line of cards that are perfect for making my "man-cards" as well.  Stay tuned for those. Enjoy & Happy World Card Making Day!!!