Fashionista: The Definition:

fash⋅ion⋅is⋅ta  /ˌfæʃəˈnistə/ OR [fash-uh-nee-stuh].

1. a highly fashionable woman, usually
working in the fashion industry.

2. A term used to define a woman with a penchant for shopping and a natural flair for combining both current and vintage fashionable trends.

3. A woman devoted to high or unique fashion, with style unlike others that is not only chic but flattering

Friday, February 27, 2009

Birthday Questions

Things that I've always wondered about birthdays:
  1. What comes first: cake or presents?
  2. Why is it tradition for the birthday person to not cut to the bottom of the cake in the first cut?
  3. Who should finish the first cut anyway?
  4. Who made up the Happy Birthday song?
  5. Who made up the How old are you now song?
  6. Why is one supposed to make a wish before blowing out the candles?
  7. Who thought of the whole candles on the cake thing anyway?
  8. Why does the lack of blowing out all the candles encourage infidelity?
  9. When was the first birthday cake made?
  10. Which countries don't celebrate birthdays the way we do?

Happy birthday sis. xox

Thursday, February 26, 2009

My 20 Most Favorite Youtube Stars

Here are top 20 favorite youtube singers of all time in no particular order:
(apologies in advance for spelling errors)
  1. rin on the rox
  2. jennifer chung
  3. singindork888
  4. esme denters
  5. justin bieber
  6. blackbarbieafra
  7. frostypeoples
  8. chrinkiekittie
  9. misskimberlee
  10. danjt87
  11. mariemicaelareyes
  12. jessica sanchez
  13. aj rafael
  14. alyssa bernal
  15. cathy nguyen
  16. anonymoussingersback
  17. jennifer newberry
  18. xcaroolyn
  19. msxjenxie
  20. bexboop878


they are on their way to fame. some of these artists are signed, some are not. but anyway, it is amazing what these people do. props ..

Saturday, February 21, 2009

What Better Place Than Here?


What better place is there than to vent on your blog?
This way this is no longer kept a secret.
I don't like keeping things inside. So I'm going to let it out -

I love him.

I loved him since the first day I met him, and yet I will probably never tell him.
I'll stare at him, and it might have looked like he stared at me, but in the end, it's probably not meant to be.

I love him more every time I hear anything about him from anybody else. And although we don't talk, I wish he knew.

I don't even know him. But just seeing him gives me the jitters. It makes me fidget and bubbly and it makes me sing love songs and dance in the rain.

From Day One, it's been true.

But I'm not going to tell him.
And now that it's clear he's in love with someone else, (okay, I'm exaggerating. but still) all I can do is move on.

(But seriously. Just because we never talk doesn't mean you can just go and like someone else!)

Now that I've let it all out, moving on will be easy.


-Book Of My Life

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

"Heaven on Earth"

She was lost in so many different ways
Out in the darkness with no guide
I know the cost of a losing hand
Never thought the grace of god go high

I found heaven on earth
You were my last, my first
And then here this voice inside
Ave maria

I've been alone
When i'm surrounded by friends
How could the silence be so loud
But i still go home knowing that i've got you
There's us when the lights go down

You are my heaven on earth
You are my hunger, my thirst
I always hear this voice inside
Singing ave maria

Sometimes love can come and pass you by
While your busy making plans
Suddenly hit you and then you realize
It's out of your hands, baby you got to understand...

Beyonce - Ave Maria

Monday, February 16, 2009


" 'We learned about birth control at school today.'

'Oh yeah? What kind do you plan to use?'

'Contraceptives.' "


Sunday, February 15, 2009

5 Things I Hate

  1. People who say screen abbreviations like "LOL" or "BRB" out loud

  2. The extra early bus driver who doesn't stop when he sees you running towards him

  3. People who scream in public and forget that people around them have eardrums

  4. Guys who wear their pants to their knees and complain about getting pantsed - they were basically asking for it!

  5. People who ask "Can I ask you something?" even when they're going to ask you anyway.

Home Ingredient Spas: Yes?

Came across a fun home-spa article. Don't ask - I just didn't feel like using chemical after chemical. There are the classics: oatmeal facials and sugar scrubs. I've even heard of using either raw egg or even beer to clean out those locks. But here are some masks and facial ideas from the article. Note: these are not my ideas. Just spreading the word:

"Deep Cleansing Masks – Clay or mud based masks are great for oily or combination skin types. These masks purify and deep cleanse, bring impurities to the surface and help to firm up the skin.
  • To Make a Mud Mask - Combine equal parts of cosmetic clay (available at your local natural food store) and water (or bottled spring water for more minerals), adding a drop of your favourite essential oil before mixing. Mix until it becomes a paste. Apply as needed, leaving on for 10 minutes. Rinse off and pat face dry.
  • Fruit Masks – These are great for all skin types. Fruit and its extracts are full of AHAs (especially papaya and apple), which when applied help exfoliate the skin and enhance water absorption which softens the skin. Aromatherapy (Bloomsbury Publishing, 1997, $19.95) by Chrissie Wildwood suggests some great, easy-to-make fruit masks to try at home!
  • To Make A Papaya Facial – Mash up a fresh papaya and sieve into a bowl. Pat onto clean skin, leaving on for 10-15 minutes and then rinse with warm water, followed by cold water to close pores. Great for all skin types.
  • To Make An Apple Facial – Rub a slice of raw apple onto face after cleansing and leave for 10-15 minutes. Rinse with warm and then cold water. Great for normal to oily skin types.
  • Banana Supreme Facial – Nancy Simpson, Spa Director at Ste. Anne’s Country Inn & Spa in Grafton, ON, recommends an all-natural facial for dry skin that is both nourishing and moisturizing. Mash bananas until paste like, add honey if desired (which will nourish skin) and smooth over skin. Let sit for 10 minutes and rinse with cool water.

Source: click here

If you ever actually try any of the above (which I'm dying to know whether or not they work) - e-mail me with your experience. Have a happy spa day - without breaking the bank or worrying about buying the right product.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

The Day for Love (and gagging)

"I love the way you're breaking my heart
It's terribly, terribly, terribly, terribly thrilling!
I love the way you're breaking my heart.
Although you're gonna ruin it.
It's heaven while you're doin' it
I love the way I feel when we kiss
You're terribly, terribly, terribly irresistible
Sigh to me, and lie to me, you really know how
It's gonna hurt tomorrow, but it feels so good now
So darling, just keep playing your part
Take your time and really finish the things that you start
'Cause I love the way you're breaking my heart!"

Peggy Lee (or Delicatessen) - I Love The Way You're Breaking My Heart

Listen to the audio on Youtube

Heard this jazz song on the radio this morning on the way to get ready for the party I attended tonight. It has such a pretty yet sarcastic theme to it that I felt it was very much blog-worthy.


And another one: introduced by my French teacher, who was attempting to rack up some Valentine's Day spirit on Friday. (Sorry if you can't speak French. The super cheesy yet classic lyrics are here)

"Des yeux qui font baiser les miens,
Un rire qui se perd sur sa bouche,
Voila le portrait sans retouche
De l'homme auquel j'appartiens.

Quand il me prend dans ses bras
Il me parle tout bas,
Je vois la vie en rose.
Il me dit des mots d'amour,
Des mots de tous les jours,
Et ca me fait quelque chose.
Il est entre dans mon coeur
Une part de bonheur
Dont je connais la cause.
C'est lui pour moi.
Moi pour lui
Dans la vie,
Il me l'a dit, l'a jure pour la vie.

Et des que je l'apercois
Alors je sens en moi
Mon coeur qui bat

Des nuits d'amour a ne plus en finir
Un grand bonheur qui prend sa place
Des enuis des chagrins, des phases
Heureux, heureux a en mourir.

Quand il me prend dans ses bras
Il me parle tout bas,
Je vois la vie en rose.
Il me dit des mots d'amour,
Des mots de tous les jours,
Et ca me fait quelque chose.
Il est entre dans mon coeur
Une part de bonheur
Dont je connais la cause.
C'est toi pour moi.
Moi pour toi
Dans la vie,
Il me l'a dit, l'a jure pour la vie.
Et des que je l'apercois
Alors je sens en moi

Mon coeur qui bat..."

Edith Piaf - La Vie En Rose

"La Vie En Rose" is a French saying, similar to the English saying "Cloud Nine". The song itself, I found (even though I'm not a big foreign music fan) was uplifting and got stuck in my head. It is quite well-known, so it's good to know what it is.

Listen to it on Youtube.

There was a movie that came out last year with the same name of the song. It was a biography movie of Edith Piaf, the French singer who made the song famous. The actress who played Piaf, Marion Cotillard, won the Academy Award for the Best Actress in that film last year.

Piaf, born in 1915, was a beloved singer in France. The movie itself looks great - although I have not seen it yet, I watched the trailer and it seemed very worth watching. She had quite a dramatic life, using her skill of singing to make it out into the real world. She faced problems such as abusive boyfriends, drugs, alcohol, living in the streets, losing friends and her daughter, being accused of murder, almost getting shot by one of her boyfriends, and living in a prostitute house. She died of liver cancer in 1963. Her most famous and notable songs are "La Vie En Rose", "Hymme a l'amour", "Milford", and "Non, je ne regrette rien".

Anyways, that was a little taste of some foreign love songs as well as a cute scornful jazz piece. Get a listen and hopefully download one or another for whatever the reason. Happy Valentine's Day world...hope yours was more full of love than mine. And believe me, I bet everyone's was.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Children Having Children

13-year old Alfie Patten, a brit, is the father of a newborn girl.

Check out the link here.

Not only is he a dad at 13, him and his 15 year old girlfriend have no support whatsoever to support the baby. Patten, who looks like a 5 year old himself, admits that there supporting the baby must cost "a lot" but doesn't even get an allowance.

What's happening to everyone? Shouldn't he be playing minor league sports and acting like a cootie covered jerk like all other pre-pubetic (if that's a word) 13-year-old boys?

Thursday, February 12, 2009

February Blues

Really, it's been enough of this February already. I could very well skip right into summer and I would love that. February seems, (if it's not only me) that it's prime time of cold and flu season. Brrr. Not only is everyone sick, everyone still decides to spread their germs in public places.

Students continue to drag themselves to school because they can't afford to miss school. Adults can't afford to miss work time so they, too, drag themselves into wherever they need to go to. But the truth is, a person can't get better that way. No wonder why cold and flu season here in Canada supposedly lasts from November-April. Terrible.

A while ago, I came across a study that claimed vitamin C is not a remedy for colds. Nor does it do a significant job in preventing it. I was shocked - I had put my absolute faith in orange juice for every cold I had ever gotten. How did the whole vitamin C thing come up anyway? Now that I think of it I didn't get any better after filling up on buckets of Vitamin C. Don't quote me on the study: I saw it SOMEWHERE. But it raises an interesting question nonetheless: what if all the stuff we believed in really came from an old-wives tale or a myth? How would we ever know that what we grew up to believe was actually not true without educational institutions questioning these traditional policies?

Anyways, as I was saying. It's February blues to the max for me and I must get rid of my cold soon. I'm dragging myself in tomorrow, aren't I? Better get some of that lemon and honey tea. Mom always said vitamin C was the key for fighting them sicknesses.