I’ve recently come to realize that I’m a creature of habit. Like I said, I’m very much predictable and boring. Truth be told, I am terrified of change (I say I embrace it because I’m usually left with no choice but to do so) and I’m fairly certain I’m figuratively allergic to spontaneity in large doses (small ones I welcome just so I can tell people I am “experimental” at times).
I like being in my comfort zone and having a security blanket–in fact, I grew up with one until my mother deemed it too raggedy, she threw it away without my knowledge. I was twelve when that happened by the way, and it took me years to get over the act of betrayal and weeks to get used to a new comforter.
So yes, I’m the type to stay put in one place when there is no need to move; consequently, I am also that type who will continue to order the same dish in the same restaurant because it is tried and tested. I mean, I won a loyalty award for Christ’s Sake, studying in the same school from Nursery ’til High School.
People who know me are often perplexed by this particular trait of mine because I am often perceived as someone daring and adventurous. I guess I do live up to being described as a “walking paradox” by a lot of my friends. How can a daredevil hold on perpetually to a safety harness when making everyday decisions, right? Very… contradicting.
In my defense, I’d like to believe I’m just discerning. I can be pushed to the edge when it comes to activities–I can dive, I can bungee jump, I can cliff jump, or sky-dive, but when it comes to certain things, like say, giving away my favorite eight-year-old DKNY sweater I use when I go to sleep… well, I’m circumspect. I like breaking stereotypes I guess, so who’s to say an adrenaline junkie can’t be neurotic at the same time?
Today, I just wanted to share that I got out of my cocoon and did something out of the ordinary. Something so unlikely but at the same time, something that required me to muster enough courage. I’m not going to give out details to what it is but I’m sure it’ll reveal itself in due time. I’m not sure if I’m making the right decision, I’m not sure if what I’m doing is a good thing or a bad thing but I know it’s something I’m doing with mixed feelings. Everything happens for a reason, and then we move on.
How about you? Have you recently stepped out of comforts to do something that’s right or necessary?
Anyway, this was the outfit I wore two weeks ago to the Supersale Bazaar. It was particularly humid so I opted for lightweight pieces hence the cotton and silk, with no cover-up. Even inside an air-conditioned facility, I was still sweating. I guess in the Philippines, you can count on the fact that almost everyday is as good as Summer and the only way to escape the heat is to shed excess fabric. So yes, it might be Fall season and as much as I love my knits and sweaters, there are really days when I have to make an exception.
In the spirit of Christmas, I am giving away a slew of prizes. First on my agenda, and the grandest, I must say, is a new gadget! I am giving away a Sony Xperia C to one of my loyal readers.
Admittedly, I’m a loyal iPhone user… had been for the past two years. I never thought I would switch teams and bat for the android system as well. It wasn’t until I got my hands on my very own Xperia that my world changed! It was so easy to use, quite frankly, and it’s able to offer more services than my Apple system. For a bookworm and a tv-series addict, this gadget was godsend.
No, I was not watching porn. I was watching Two Broke Girls while stuck in traffic–the screen is the perfect size. Plus, the Xperia’s back is rubberized so it doesn’t slide off my dashboard.
To top it off, it takes stunning “selfies.” The Sony Xperia C features an 8 megapixel camera with Sony’s Exmor R sensor and HDR for photos, a smart voice guide and “Portrait retouch”. It might seem very technical but taking a self portrait is easy! Using the main camera (the one on the back), users can simply enable the smart voice guide and the phone will use voice commands to help frame the shot. Afterwards, you can edit your photos with the “Portrait Retouch” by softening skin tone to ensure the harsh lighting conditions or visible blemishes ruin the photo!
Other notable features include its long-lasting battery life (mine lasts for a day) and dual-sim capabilities. Amazing!
So do you want this gadget? Here’s how you can get a hold of it!
- Follow me on Twitter and Instagram.
- Follow Sony on Twitter and Instagram.
- Take an adorable selfie of yourself and tweet or instagram it. Tag me and Sony Philippines upon posting, and say “I want to take good selfies with Sony Xperia C.”
- Comment below with the following: (1) Followed on Twitter and Instagram, (2) Followed Sony on Twitter and Instagram, (3) Link to Selfie on either twitter or instagramSee? Easy! So what are you waiting for!Contest ends on December 23!