Cropped Top: Topshop | Skirt: CO by Cotton On | Earrings, Heels: H&M | Bag: Chanel | Bangle: Hermes | Watch: Gucci | Ring: YSL
In all honesty, it doesn’t take a lot to entertain me.
It goes without saying, that it doesn’t take a lot to bore me… as well.
What a paradox right? But there’s logic in it, really. Since I get bored easily, even as a young child mind you, I had to learn how to be resourceful and find amusement in the most random of things. It was either that or succumb to insanity by boredom, and I very much fancied being grounded in the real world.
So I turned to creativity and imagination to get me through–I pored over countless number of books (I read encyclopedias and thesauruses on my spare time), I sketched through fresh new sheets (and walls), filled in every single line of composition notebooks with the fictional characters I fashioned before I went to sleep every night, and I listened to tons of music (alternative rock and pop). Like I said, my tween stage was pretty simple for me.
I guess that’s practically why I don’t really get fazed that easily. I’ve had such an extensive experience entertaining myself that when a challenging situation arises, I always manage to keep my cool and just find something to keep me entertained, occupied, and grounded.
So when they announced Blogger’s United early this year, I received a few “concerned” messages not just from readers but also from family and friends asking me if it was a wise decision to be in the midst of the very people who were, in one way or another, responsible for last year’s blogging controversy.
But I figured it was such a long time ago. Emphasis on the “long.” Usually, my saturation point is 6 weeks–sure, I relapse from time to time when I hear/witness an offshoot of the situation happening (especially if it involves JL, as I am very protective of her) but in all honesty, I could hardly care less. I’m so over it, really–besides, justice has already been served in the most legal sense, and things were slowly starting to unravel without my prodding (if you follow my twitter, the one behind the Real DList was already exposed). Small victories, honestly, and all that we had to do was… practically nothing.
Besides, who are these people anyway? It’s not like their existence in the world had whatsoever impact on how I live my life and I’m pretty sure they feel the same way, right? It’s not even co-existence, it’s just… being blissfully aware of untoward things. Call me self-absorbed, but it’s the truth.
I was going to Blogger’s United because I had an agenda… I wanted to dispose my old clothes as they were bursting out of my 1-floor closet (yes, really, two of my help had already begged me to stop shopping). Plus, I needed more room for my new purchases from abroad (the ones I got from Hong Kong at the time were still inside a huge suitcase). So rather than wait for the next Super Sale (they’re having another one this July), why not just take the opportunity to sell what I can at Blogger’s United? The lovely organizers invited us anyway, and I’ve been with this project from the very beginning.
Thankfully, everything fell into place on the day itself. My best friend Jules decided to accompany me so, she said, that if she saw that “pshy-co” girl in the venue, she would give her a piece of her mind. Unfortuantely, JL and my boyfriend had work duties in Iloilo for their scholarship foundation at the time (I was supposed to go but opted to stay to manage the booth instead) but they sent with me their body guards (I tasked them to just sell clothes while I sat behind the counter chatting with Jules) so everything was peachy. In the end, I didn’t see anyone–chalk it to sheer dumb luck or just plainly, my untreated astigmatism.
And I ended up having loads of fun. So really, life is in all ways entertaining… so as long as you know how to entertain yourself.
This was my outfit for the Blogger’s United event. I wanted to come in something comfortable yet fashionable, without having to compromise my style (as I always state). At this point, I was pretty much into the whole black and white monochromatic ensemble–which, I think (and still thing) is the perfect summer. Miranda Priestly of The Devil Wears Prada did say: “Florals in Spring?… Groundbreaking” and this trend in fashion was a total deviation. I love it, it’s so fresh!
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