Contemplating Project Life

It’s no secret that I’m a big fan of Cathy Zielske. From the moment I’ve seen Simple Scrapbooks magazine and her book, I said to myself “Now THAT’s the way I want to scrapbook”. Clean, simple, easy!

So while my scrapbooking has not been very active lately, I contented myself with reading Cathy’s blog (dreaming that I’m doing what she’s doing). Her weight loss journey (WW), and love for her iPhone and photography (Instagram, SLRs) is so similar to mine! She has inspired me to do more: write on my blog, be a better swimmer, and take more photos, but I’m afraid I won’t be able to sustain it (like some of the other projects that I’ve started).

So enter Project Life. Cathy’s on her 6th week and I LOVE her layouts! It seems like a big task, but I like the fact that it’s actually a compilation of little things over time. Unfortunately, the dilemma of having hard copies of everything means printing (which is expensive in New Zealand), and the cost of the actual kit (unfortunately also expensive in NZ), is making me think twice about starting the project.

I’m going to test myself first, and compile a weekly collection of tidbits from week to week. Like screen caps of my fave FB updates from the week:

If I reach the 6th week, still doing this, I might just be able to convince the hubby to buy me the kit! Yey! Not sure yet if I’ll post them on here, or just keep them stored in the Dropbox until I decide what to do with them…

*Deep breath*

Week one, here goes nothing…


Day two wrap-up: buffets, shopping, and some crazy Rugby World Cup fans!


Our day started pretty good: woke up early, did a few laps at the pool, and… Breakfast buffet! It’s the best part of staying at a hotel, the abundance of bacon, eggs, and smoked salmon a few steps outside of your hotel room. Yum. Highlights of the Rendezvous Hotel buffet breakfast definitely includes the delish mushrooms and the super ‘balot’ tasting omelette! So glad there’s another round to go tomorrow (though a bit guilty because of my supposed diet).

After breakfast we prettified ourselves for the busy day ahead! A quick shopping stop on the North Shore for B’s VERY early birthday gift, then a date with our friends for lunch, a BUFFET lunch! Two and a half hours later, we finally left the hotel for a quick stop at SYlvia Park mall, Auckland’s biggest mall.

Deciding that we ate too much today and needed more exercise, we decided to walk down Queen Street and enjoy the festive RWC! Up tonight were Tonga vs France, and England vs Scotland! The fans were just so excited and happy, it was difficult not to be excited yourself! We are such big rugby ‘experts’ now, haha!

We are headed back tomorrow, still a whole lot left on our list to do (buy), I’m just hoping our bank account survives this trip! 🙂 happy!

Touchdown Rendezvous Hotel


Just arrived at the hotel and lounging on the bed. If there is one thing Auckland has going for it, it’s the shoppping! Spent four wonderful hours at Dress Smart, outlet shopping! Sigh, the Quiksilver store is heaven on earth. Will definitely have to stop by again before the drive back home!

Now time to shut the blinds and take a nap!

The funniest person ever…

I never laughed this much in a long, long, time! I’ve been trying to search the web for evidence of one of my old sites “Hijo de Cambra”, but instead I stumbled across a GEM, my baby sister’s blog.

True enough, like my sister in real life, posts from her blog “Pooper Scooper” captured her ehrm.. strange sense of humor? 🙂 Such a shame she only blogged for a couple of months but she did do a Vilma Santos film review, talked about how she saw Bong (her dog) for the first time, and Papa’s ‘senior moment’ with his missing shoe.

I started this blogging thing due to the insistence of my sister.  So I’m wondering what to write about, as I looked down to the floor and to my toes.  I saw my  right big toe which was “baog”.  I was baffled on how come it was like that way.  Was it the hardbound book that fell on it the week before? My metal box full of coins which fell on it the day before?  *Sigh*  Does it always have to fall on the same toe…..grrr  …

What do they call “baog nga kuko” in English? Hematoma formation under the nail? Dead nail? Pooling of blood under the nail bed? Maybe Americans don’t have “baog” toenails very often because they don’t have a specific term for it….hehe

So in the season of cute flip flops and sandals, I refuse to wear nail polish to hide my toe…. Black is beautiful d ba…hehe

Miss you na sis! Mwah! Can’t wait to see you guys in November!