Sunnies: Kool Cats from Supersale Bazaar | Green Bikini: Billabong | Necklace: Stradivarius | Crochet Vest: C&A | Beaded Bracelet: H&M
Life is all about moments. It comes in a variety of colors, shades, scents, and a plethora of visual and auditory senses; ones that you can categorize in a range starting from mundane to mind blowing. I have a lot of memories, yes, and I am the type to remember it vividly. I’m not saying that I’ve a photographic memory (I can get forgetful at times), but I remember uncanny details–some necessary, mostly irrelevant (it’s why I’m such a trivia-monger, I specialize in useless trivia for conversation purposes).
Kidding aside, I’ve a really sharp memory for events and circumstances. I guess it’s a product of genetics (in fact, my 11-year-old brother was declared by a psychiatrist to have such high functioning memory akin to a 16-year-old, and because his memory is so high functioning, his mental processing of such details are impaired or unable to digest as quickly as he receives it). Some people may call it a curse, others a blessing.
I call it normal.
You remember the good, you forget the bad, such is life.
My trip to Boracay was filled with wonderful memories. Yes, they were typical memories; memories that most people would probably stow away in the short-term parts of their cranium. Granted, there were no life-changing events (ie: solar eclipse, plane crash, apocalypse, etc) or other-worldly occurrences but the good thing was, I enjoyed myself.
I enjoyed watching the sun set, I enjoyed looking at the clouds as they coasted along gradually above me, I enjoyed my time walking along the shore with the biting heat hitting my shoulders, I enjoyed jumping into the cool waters and licking the salt off my lips, I enjoyed holding hands with my boyfriend while falling asleep in the cabana bench with the breeze air-drying my salt-water drenched hair! I also remember the feel of silky white sheets against my feet before sleeping or the light smell of tangerines from the lotion I rubbed on my legs after taking a bath.
I think it’s important to remember that we should bask in all sorts of moments–in ones that we take for granted because we deem them to be too ordinary. Every little aspect in life is beautiful and we should never dis-credit or de-value each moment.
Speaking of moments, hang on to the end of my post as my contest is heavily hinged on “moments.” Before that though, I would like to share with you the last remaining moments I had in Boracay (aka the last 3 days).
Aztec Bikini: Mango
Sunglasses: Celine | Black Bikini Top with Mesh detail, Leopard Bikini Bottoms: Forever 21 | Necklace: H&M | Bead Bracelets: Aldo | Leather Wrap: Tory Burch
Camo Bikini: Glitterati | Hat: Cotton On | Earrings, Bead Bracelets: Aldo | Leather Wrap: Tory Burch
Shades: Katie’s Pasalubong fro the US | Bikini: Lucky Doll | Bangle: Glitterati
Crochet Coverup: Tomato | Olive Green Bikini: Soak | Camouflage Skirt: Prey | Earrings: Aldo
And finally, having talked about “moments” in general, I would like to introduce you to “Moment Watches.“ Every single thing you have with you, that surrounds you, is composed of moments–each object, living or inanimate, have a story to tell.
MW’s vision is to encourage people to live more fulfilling and abundant life, for the betterment of the whole community. They cherish you as the individual. Behind each one of their timepiece is a story being told. The commitment is to provide a platform where stories can be recorded, interpreted creatively, and freely shared.
MW has pledged to donate 30% of our proceeds to support projects related to orphans and poverty, giving hope and relief to the underprivileged.
In line with this, MW wants to give away 2 watches to any of my readers! Here is how the watch looks like:
This watch is aptly called the “Rejuvenate Watch.” Why so? In the website, it states: Life is like a juggling act, especially for a single parent–raising kids, working at a job, and all the while not losing your head. This was the challenge that Jenny faced. Fortunately, she learned to build up her inner strength during a trip to Tibet. Spiritually recharged by the pure environment, she returned full of inspiration and insights for her own life. The watch design is inspired by Jenny’s pilgrimage. As long as you know the source from which you can draw strength, then you can withstand any harsh circumstances. Where is your pilgrimage? It could be as close as a quiet corner in your house, or under a shady tree in your backyard. Find that personal shelter for yourself, and take a moment to rejuvenate and recharge.
WINNING IS EASY. COMMENT WITH THE FOLLOWING DETAILS:
- Email Address
- Home Address
- Twitter Username
- Confirmation that you have liked the Moment Watch Facebook Page.
- A story of a “rejuvenating moment” you would want to share.
- Follow me on twitter and tag me stating “Answered your contest, I hope to win!”
I AM GIVING AWAY 2 WATCHES to 2 DIFFERENT READERS. ENJOY AND MAKE MORE MOMENTS! CONTEST CLOSES ON MAY 25, 2013. If you want to buy the watches via their facebook or website, they are offering 30% discount to all fans who LIKE and PM them directly. They can also use the L9SD code for a 5% discount.