Thursday, January 27, 2011

Feeling Uninspired? Stop and look at the roses :)

Whenever I feel lonely or sad, or just generally down or uninspired, I always try to find things to cheer me up. If I'm not feeling too good about myself, I go to Google Images and search about clouds, puppies, small birds and flowers. Recently now, I have been saving a lot more images of flowers than anything... I have a folder called "Inspiration" full of the beautiful blossoms you see below!


Looking at the pastel color of the pink roses always calms me down and most of all makes me smile!

Maybe one day I will go to the market to see some really nice daisies and white and red roses plus those adorable baby breath blossoms. I would especially like it if I can see some real nice pink ones.

I think flowers make me think that everything will be OK.

Work is getting to me, I guess. I'm tired most of the time but at the same time I'm really psyched about it. I also want to work part time, but I have a strange feeling I will not be 100% on either work if I do, which is kind of unfair to my full-time work. I don't really need the money, but I will be more financially secure if I get another source of income though, so I can provide more for my mom/dad for their medicine and other expenses, as well as mine.

I get headaches and neckaches lately. And I feel like I'm not getting enough sleep. But I'm already used to this sleeping pattern so I guess this is just fatigue. I know people get burned out at some point, so I guess I'm not immune. But I'm sure this will pass!!!!!
All the more reason to open a Flickr account and get more pictures of flowers.

Sorry about this ramble! Thank you for reading. Feels therapeutic :)

Monday, January 17, 2011

Turning to Page 2011

I'm turning a new leaf with House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielwski

Review and quotes to follow-- I'm just about to finish the book! :)

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Bright, Orange and Pulpy: Minute Maid!

Do you love oranges?

Because gosh, I sure do. :) In fact, I just ate one last night!
Greencross* bought like 4 oranges to share with our friends, but we might have gobbled it all by ourselves. Maybe. Don't tell them.

Image taken from http://www.toomanymornings.com/
Another thing I LOVE is Orange Juice! But I hate powered ones with a passion. They're just too fake for my taste. I hate the powder that gets on the counter when you pour it into a jar, and the icky way some powder are left at the bottom of the pitcher no matter how many stirs you make.

Luckily, bottled orange juice was invented.



I just drank a bottle of Minute Maid Pulpy. They say it’s got ‘no preservatives added’. Aw, c’mon…It’s bottled juice. Is that even possible? So I thought maybe... I will still give it a try. I may be just one of those that will try a healthier alternative to the usual softdrinks. To my surprise it tastes exactly like a fresh orange squeeze! It's cold, it's refreshing and it tastes fantastic!

I didn’t believe it the first time I heard it’s got no preservatives added. So I read the ingredients (even the fine print) and everything checked out! It really has NO PRESERVATIVES ADDED! That means it doesn’t have ingredients that may turn out to be allergens, or worse...carcinogens! Whew! Now that’s healthy goodness that tastes so good, I may just change my mind as to how I view bottled juices. For once I have found a natural home made fruit juice taste with no preservatives and no unhealthy carbonated ingredients!


So okay, it’s got no preservatives added. That’s really good, right? Not just because it doesn’t have those icky, harmful ingredients, but it also means... that it's the perfect drink when you're craving for something sweet to guzzle down.

So far anyone who still has a hard time believing that Minute Maid has got no preservatives added - meaning it's THAT natural, it's almost like it's plucked straight from the tree, it's just as Mother Nature wanted your orange juice to be, it's got nothing but the good stuff yes, none of those potentially toxic stuff that can harm your brain, kidneys, heart; cause tumors aargh- the list of preservatives' bad effects just go on!!! Anyway, just to prove a point on just how good Minute Maid Pulpy is 'cause it's got NO PRESERVATIVES ADDED, I'm gonna quit drinking my usual soda drinks. I swear. I'm HUGE on sodas and pop drinks, but I know with Minute Maid, the transition will be easy peasy.

Feels good to know about the real pulpy deal, right? C’mon show me a smile on the comment box, and you might win yourself a Really Pulpy Deal! (That’s a chance to win a Minute Maid gift pack simply by commenting. Sweet! C'mon you just might be picked as the lucky 'commentor'!)

Love,

Aicha! :)

P.S. I love munching on the orange pulps, tasting the sweetness, and enjoying the tangy, fruity taste... It's like everything you love about oranges is in here!

Learn more about the Minute Maid contest here!

Sunday, January 2, 2011

My Holiday Celebration is Beautiful

Hi friends! Oh how I've missed the blogosphere!

I haven't been so active as I'd like lately... More like since July, right? Many things have just been going on like a great jump up at work, more family time and a lot of going on with my friends which were such a blaaast! I love spending time with my friends, even though all of them may be guys. :D It's always so carefee and funny with them.

There are also some parts of 2010 that's sad but now pretty negligible (hahaha): I went though a break up with the guy I was seeing for more than 5 years. I've blogged about him and me a couple of times in this blog too, so I'm trying to just take those posts down and delete them.

WELL! EQUAL PARTS SUCKY AND AWESOME FOR 2010! Whoever could have guessed all those things happened! I DESERVE A GOOD R&R!!!!


How sweet is the smell of this? Aweeesome! Lol!

ONE QUESTION: You remove the cellophane thingy for this right? It's my first time with a My Beauty Diary Mask so I don't quite know what to do with the cellophane.

In the middle of the action in Lost in a Good Book by Jasper Fforde!

Also, one of my resolutions for the new year will be to be more adventurous with beauty products. I won't chicken out in trying new brands and product types. To start off, I have several Laneige products I ordered online:



I think my skin has high tolerance! Lucky eh? The only thing my skin hates is very thick creams that are unbearably stiffling. My skin seems to soak those light lotions and liquidy creams easily. And because of that, I've found my favorite night cream that I will talk about, along with those products above, in another post!

Rest assured I will not be gone for so long this time! 2011 is my year!

Thank you very much for your continued friendship :) I hope you have the luckiest 2011 ever!