Remember Sunday: A Movie Review

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A lonely waitress meets a handsome, quirky jewelry store clerk who had a brain aneurysm and thus has short-term memory loss.

Starring Zachary Levi (Chuck, Thor: The Dark World, Tangled) and Alexis Bledel (Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, Gilmore Girls), I got into this movie while browsing through Zachary Levi’s filmography and I was in the mood for a romantic movie.

Possible spoilers ahead.

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Crystal Point x Leather [Riviera Handmade]

 

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I’m a bad blogger, but hey! I came out with a new collection and this time it features crystals and leather.

I’m not really into crystal healing but crystals/minerals are pretty and they come in different colors. These are inspired by similar handmade jewelry sellers based in the US, mainly sacraluna on Instagram, she’s a great artist and her Instagram is where I learned these things exist and they make really beautiful jewelry pieces.

If you’re into them, check them out and consider purchasing some, yeah?

Riviera: Handmade Accessories [New Collection]

 

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Hello everyone!

Yes this blog is still alive, and I am here to say that I have released a new collection for Riviera Handmade. Check us out on Instagram, too!

This collection, as you can tell, is inspired by various book and movie characters, as well as nautical themes. Everything is handmade, by me. 🙂

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I have recently discovered handmade jewelry making! And since I can’t wear a dozen of necklaces and bracelets at the same time, why not open an online business and make some money out of something I love doing? Eh? Eh? I am also thinking of blogging tutorials about the pieces I make so let me know if that’s something you’d all want to see.

Please check out Riviera: Handmade Accessories, an online shop of handmade necklaces and bracelets. We are on Instagram, too. All products are carefully handmade by me.

 

Flower Box Pop-Up Mothers’ Day Card

I apologize for this blog seems to be all over the place with all my product reviews, my personal inane thoughts, and now, I’m adding a Crafts category. But it is what it is. I enjoy all these things and this is my blog so, let’s get to it.

Also I may need to update my blog layout for easier navigation.

I first found out that cardmaking/papercrafting was a thing online when I saw this papercrafting post on my Tumblr dashboard. I was mesmerized. I always loved papercrafts. Of course I didn’t know it was called as such when I was younger, but my mother and I bonded over making dolls out of white paper. She would teach me how to make a doll, her clothes, various furniture. It was wonderful, she always made such pretty dolls. We would draw faces on the doll silhouettes and I got to design the tiny doll clothes.

That love for cutting paper carried over to when I started school, I’d love making cards for people. Even when I got to college, I had this packaging class that made me do things with paper again. But it was only recently that I discovered that cardmaking and scrapbooking is a legit thriving community online! I missed so much, so I just jumped right in.

I saw this pop-up card tutorial on Pinterest and I wanted to give it a go, especially Mothers’ Day was coming up.

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The Missing 10%

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Over the last few days, a captivating news story swept the nation: Janine Tugonon broke up with her boyfriend, Jaypee Santos, over the The Script‘s Danny O’Donoghue. I’m not one to be hooked by these kinds of stories, but I really must blog about this one.

So a little back story, I don’t know how long the two have been boyfriend and girlfriend, but apparently, Janine and Jaypee went to The Script’s concert together and both of them met the band, and of course that Danny fellow, backstage. Danny then decided to put on the moves on Janine after asking her if she had a boyfriend. She told him she did, and that he was right there. Danny asked her to follow him on Twitter and he’ll follow her back (I know, so romantic, right?) and the two have been in correspondence ever since. That led to an argument between Janine and Jaypee, who was understandably upset over the whole thing because apparently Janine has exclaimed her attraction to Danny. So they broke up, Jaypee being a sport about everything, saying Janine needed her space and that she was worth the wait.

I don’t really have a side in all of this, it’s their business and I have no intention of judging either one of them for their decisions. What really caught my attention about this whole thing was something Bianca Gonzales said about this situation in ABS-CBN‘s morning show. She said she has been in this situation before, and that more likely than not, people who tend to deviate from their committed romantic relationships when a new person shows interest in them are those who find the “Missing 10%” in the New Guy.

We are with our romantic partners because we like certain things about them, whether those be physical and emotional attractions. But of course, they aren’t perfect (because who is) and those parts that we seek in the Perfect Person are often found in other people. We just have to make sure that the New Guy we’re attracted to isn’t just the Missing 10%. Sure, it’s new and exciting and something you haven’t had before, and he might be The One but, what if he’s just that, 10% Great and 90% Douchebag? It would be a shame to throw away a relationship with Mr. 90% Awesome.

This is the part where I steer the story to relate to my personal life.

Sure, my boyfriend isn’t Mr. Perfect, but as I said in a previous post, he is perfect for me. And I wouldn’t trade what we have for whatever fame and fortune I could find in somebody else. Sure, we all have those ideal people we construct in our heads, but as Matthew Gray Gubler said in 500 Days of Summer,

“I think technically the girl of my dreams would probably have like a really bodacious rack, you know, uh, maybe different hair. You know she’d probably be a little more into sports. But, truthfully, Robin’s better than the girl of my dreams.

She’s real.”

Popping the question.

A few weeks ago, a good friend of mine posted tweeted about when a guy proposes to a girl, his job is done, and all the wedding planning and everything else about the wedding falls into the responsibility of the girl.

First of all, I am having none of that. If I get proposed to, my fiance will put in as much time in wedding planning as I would. I know most guys would just probably shrug and back away from the whole ordeal, but they’re human too and they’re bound to have opinions on what they would want to have in a wedding.

Second, and the point of this post, is that I got to wondering how proposals would go about and I made a list. Not of my ideal marriage proposal settings, but of incredibly cliche settings that I wouldn’t mind and wouldn’t want getting proposed in.

List of incredibly cliche settings I wouldn’t mind getting proposed in:

  1. On top of the Eiffel Tower – I mean, it’s Paris.
  2. On top of the Empire State Building – It’s cheesy and unoriginal, but if there’s peonies involved (yes, I am a fan of Blair Waldorf and Chuck Bass), well…
  3. First meeting place proposal – I will be very impressed if someone pulls this off.

List of incredibly cliche settings I wouldn’t want getting proposed in:

  1. In a restaurant, with the ring hidden in a glass of champagne (or any form of food for that matter) – No, I wouldn’t want to swallow that ring, thank you. I don’t want to poop it out either.
  2. In any family/holiday gatherings, sporting events, or anywhere out in public where many people might be watching – That might be great for some people, but I just really want to share the proposal with the other person, for it to be very intimate. I also don’t want other people to see me because I will be ugly-crying for sure.
  3. Valentines Day – OH MY GOD MAY THE UNIVERSE FORGIVE PEOPLE WHO PROPOSE ON THIS INSIGNIFICANT HOLIDAY I mean seriously. 

Lastly, I have never seen the appeal of the diamond engagement ring. I have never been a fan of jewelry, I guess. And I wouldn’t want a big rock on my finger, just thinking about it makes me uncomfortable. The money would be better spent in the actual wedding.

To wrap up, and if my boyfriend ever finds this blog post, an intimate yet very romantic proposal would be the best way to go.