It’s officially my year–the year of the Dragon! To those born on 1988, this is our forecast:
The lunar years of the Dragon are 1916, 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000 and 2012. Individuals born in these years will embody the traits of the powerful dragon, and will be very intelligent, popular, talented and proud. The Dragon is full of energy and leadership, and has the power to achieve great things. However, due to its mighty nature, individuals of the Dragon Zodiac can quickly become over-demanding, prone to worry, quick tempered and power hungry. The Dragon will always maintain a tough face, but the inner personality is often soft and gentle. The suggested professions for those born in the years of the Dragon are leader, artist, politician or priest.
It’s a mix of good and bad in your bag this year. Although 2012 is your year (Dragon), your luck is not very good and the year is going to be rough for you because your horoscope sign is in conflict with the Grand Duke Jupiter and the Five Yellow. The former brings obstacles, aggravations and hindrances in your life that will break your will and hope, while the latter brings all kinds of misfortune and losses. You need to persevere and work at being strong to cope with the strong dose of Feng Shui afflictions in 2012 in your chart, with much of it causing a setback in your monetary luck. The 48 year old Dragon seems to have higher resistant to this though. You must be mindful and make every effort to suppress the feng shui ills that threaten to squash even your best plan.
Not the best forecast but in my opinion, it’s all about mind over matter. Let’s just be optimistic, yes? Speaking of optimism, please remind me not to overspend this year.
Anyway, this shall be a quick post, rest assured! I would just like to share with you my outfit for our family’s Chinese New Year’s celebration. Unfortunately, it’s a quiet one this year since the rest of the family came from Misibis bay and myself from Subic. We didn’t really get to prepare anything much but the important thing was that we were complete.
We ended up eating at home (sans Tikoy) hence the somewhat casual attire (and no, I did not wear the smashing pair of heels around the house). Despite the ho-hum get-together, I opted for a somewhat formal-looking chiffon top with worn-out comfy bottoms. I like pairing together pieces that are disparate to tone down or find an intermediary between a certain look.
This is me getting into position for the first few test shots–my cousin, Marvin, who took my photos for the Bershka post, is once again tasked to take this set. I’m so glad he’s finding this more amusing than annoying! Best cousin ever.
This pair of shoes were the ones I designed for So Fab!–I know it took so long for me to have an outfit post up with these but it goes without saying that I wear it all the time! The colors are just so attractive and dynamic, you know? I love the soft suede fabric and I love its vibrant colors. It’s still actually available in other colors in various So Fab! branches, plus don’t forget, you can order online on their website–there’s a pair that’s mustard and orange, another in black and grey.
Pink Ruched Chiffon Top: Topshop | Wine Colored Belt with Gold Hardware: Dolce & Gabbana | Black Distressed Shorts: One Teaspoon | Tribal Earrings:Accessorize | Tribal Beaded Clutch: Accessorize | Rings: Forever 21 | Shoes: So Fab! Domz
Found another usable spot for impormptu blog shoots and it’s in our garage! That’s two to date! Hopefully, I can find more usable backgrounds for future photos!
Anyway, since I mentioned in my previous post that I came from Subic, here are a few amusing photos from the trip:
I think I make an adorable primate and yes, my right eye is most definitely smaller than the other. When I’m tired or sleepy, it really shows! I’ve noticed that since I was 6. This was taken under a tree at Camayan Beach, right beside Ocean Adventure.
So I got to see Sea Lions and Seals perform. Slightly disappointed that I didn’t get a photo op with them though but fret not, I got photos (not to mention, interacted) with Dolphins!!!
This is the happier one who kept its mouth open the entire time! I had to hold my dress up at the start in fear that I was going to end up with soggy hems and soak the entire car seat but towards the end of the encounter, I let go of it. Haha!
Then I got to meet another dolphin who looked more annoyed than friendly, I can see the disinterest in its eyes (though it didn’t object much):
I’d like to think this little dolphin reminds me of Crissey. That’s you, me, and our pet Crissey!!!
It was never really my intent to post about my excursions, this isn’t a travel blog after all. Moreover, these are somewhat personal pictures and I’m a very private person (in retrospect) however, come to think about it, these are really nice photos and the people and animals in there look pretty decent so I figured, why not? I take pride in those photos after all.
Also, I just needed to share with you my dress from The Ramp! For Christmas, they sent me gift checks which I used, to buy this gorgeous white dress. To be quite honest, I’ve been looking for this dress since I saw it on Lovi Poe as she graced the October cover of Women’s Health. Obviously, without the help of a stylist, the dress lookd slightly different on me but hey, I’m such a sucker for cut-outs and tiny peek-a-boos that I coveted it–it was too unique to ignore!
As luck would have it, I saw it by accident at The Ramp Glorietta early this December while I was on duty, running errands and buying my clients and the special people in my life, cakes. I had to postpone buying it because my hands were filled with items, and somehow, I couldn’t really get back to Makati with the traffic and all. So when the GCs came, I saw it as a sign and I went straight to the store with the sole agenda of purchasing it. However, since I kept delaying the opportunity, I ended up with a medium rather than a small–which was slightly loose on my frame (yes, I lost weight, I don’t know how or why).
I’ve yet to have this piece altered to fit but I’m definitely going to and most likely using it again for my future beach-trips. There’s still Palawan for the end of February and Boracay for Labor Day weekend.
So that’s about it! I hope you enjoy the start of the Chinese calendar! Thank you everyone for being a part of my 2012–and I would just like to remind everyone to continue being optimistic, to do things that you love, live a little, and to get rid of the bad habits (not necessarily with the old) to give way to the new.
If you haven’t read my previous post on my 2012 resolutions, do give it a try and tell me yours! 🙂