Showing posts with label Inspiration. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Inspiration. Show all posts

Friday, January 3, 2014

What's In for 2014?

2013 wasn't the best year. I can't recall doing something exciting and memorable. I feel like I've bummed out the whole year and that is just sad. The good thing about a new year is a clean start and another chance to set things right.

Here are some links that you could find helpful if you're on the verge of doing your yearly resolutions:
1. New year resolutions for twentysomethings (Buzzfeed) and (thoughtcatalog)
2. The truth may hurt but could change you for the better (
3. Finding inspiration for the year ahead (
4. Ditch resolutions? (huffingtonpost)

(photo from Instagram/ Beautiful Minds FB Page)

I'm still creating my list and I am very hopeful that I would be able to accomplish a lot (if not all). Hello exercise and savings, we meet again!
Let's do this guys! May we all have an awesome year ahead =)

Friday, September 27, 2013

The Doodle Project

I know it's been a while. I have started conceptualizing this post months ago and finally completed it with the permission of my dearest friends. =) I just wanted to share how I've been lately enjoying my Facebook feed and how excited I am each time I check out the latest doodles from my friends. It always makes me wonder about the irony of my love for art and how it despises me.=P The sad thing is I can't draw, nor paint, nor write poetry. In short, I don't have a single talent for art and yet there's something about it that always keeps me intrigued. Since you don't have an access to my awesome feed, prepare to be astonished and get to know these amazing artists:

1.) Grace Bermejo Jao (now Mrs. Grace Frosen) was my elementary and highschool classmate who is now based in Finland. I've been liking all her doodles since she started posting them in FB. I'm a huge fan and I'm sure you will all love her work too! =)

 Here's what Grace said about her doodles:
"I used to doodle a lot when I was a kid. But when I was 10, my art teacher told me that I had no talent in it. I don't know if she was trying to be insulting really. But I believed her and I just stopped drawing since then. Several years later, while sitting in an MA class, the professor said "When we were kids, everyone knew how to draw. Why isn't it a normal hobby for adults? What happened along the way?". That inspired me to go back to drawing. I just decided then and there that I would go back to it.
As for inspiration, a lot of them I get from studying the works of other artists. I started out by copying other people's work until I was able to develop a style of my own.
I get my inspiration from nature...because I love drawing flowers and trees. A lot of it also comes from textile. I enjoy the repetitive rhythm of drawing patterns and lines. I also get inspiration from the female figure."
2. Patricia Grace Iriberri or simply Grace (as I call her) was my schoolmate way back in Saint Paul. I'm also guilty of stalking her artwork. This girl not only doodles but she can also sketch and write haiku. (Ikaw na!) We also share the same interest in books [David Levithan & John Green specifically]. Check out her awesome blog.

Here's what Grace said about her doodles:
"The digital ones are when im smitten with a movie or a book character. I'm in love with Tom Hiddleston basically because to me he is the embodiment of all the good things about English men.
And also because my friends' faces are easy to conjure from memory so the little details are easier to tweak and remember. The paper drawings are always from whatever kind of music I'm listening to then it kind of just bleeds into the drawing.The latest one however, was from listening to too much Bon Iver and making too many Haikus"

3.  Ginger de Guia was also my classmate way back in elementary until highschool. I've recently discovered her work when she posted it FB via her IG account doodles_worth. Eversince then, I'm hooked! =)

Ginger gets her inspiration from other peoples works& realizations. "I centralize my work around spiritual meanings so I'll be guided on what to do. My friend is better than me. She inspired me at first then I branched out."

Aren't they cool? I know there are other artists and doodlers out there whom I haven't discovered yet. I am hoping that there will be a Part 2 for this post. Thank you so much for the gifted artists who have shared their talents with me - Grace Jao-Frosen, Grace Iriberri and Ginger de Guia. You are inspiring a lot of people like me. Looking forward to see more of your work =)

Saturday, September 14, 2013

The Power of Giving

“What we do for ourselves dies with us. What we do for others and the world remains and is immortal.” - Albert Pike

This commercial ad is created by True

Be inspired. Have a wonderful Sunday everyone!

Love in the Next Aisle


Got teary-eyed and so 'kilig' when I saw this video. I don't think this is cheesy at all.
What an inspiring video to watch before I go to sleep. Share the love!! =)

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Weekend Eye Candy: Dreaming of a White Christmas

Saw this at Edsa Shangri-la mall. (Rustans g/f) last weekend.
Who said Christmas is just red, green or gold?
No ornaments just plain lights on a white tree, yet it was a lovely sight. =)

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Inspired by Masterchef Christine Ha

One Thursday afternoon, I went to our pantry to wash my mug and someone left the big LCD TV on  showing re-runs of Masterchef Season 3. Since they were all making apple pie and I was already starting to drool, I decided to sit down and listen to what Gordon Ramsay had to say. When it came down to this contestant who was being assisted on the stand, I just realized that she could not see. I think I left my mouth open while Gordon was describing how wonderful her apple pie turned out. Later on, tears were already flowing from my eyes as Gordon was telling the contestant to stop being upset with herself and to start believing in herself more. I immediately had to get paper towels to wipe my tears or else I would look crazy crying in our office pantry. Upon checking her standing on the Masterchef website, I found out she also won the title of Masterchef which ended last month (sorry if I spoiled anyone).

Thanks to Youtube I would be able to share to you her auditions for Masterchef and the apple pie challenge.

I myself don't know how to cook that's why I was very very impressed that she was able to create those wonderful dishes just by memory. I love her positive outlook in life and how she makes use of her talents. Her smile and the brightness of her eyes are full of hope and not everybody has that. Most of us back down or just isolate ourselves when challenges come our way but she does everything she can to be the best she can be and that is just outstanding. I was also touched by how her husband supports her. I would love to meet Christine someday and I would love to try her dishes. In the meantime, I'm following her blog as I join her in her cooking adventures