Saturday, March 17, 2012

I Promise, Summer Won't Be Overrated This Time


"Right now you're thinking 'Why didn't I mind my own business?' Well, for the past three days I've watched everyone in this bar having fun while you've been sitting here minding your own business. But in my opinion, if you spend your whole life not getting involved, you might look up one day and realize that you've opted out, that you're not a part of life anymore, and that your own business is a lonely place."

Listen To You've Got Growing Up To Do By Joshua Radin while reading on...











Remember that old adage that goes "don't judge a book by its cover"? Well, in my case, I judge a book by its publisher. I hoarded used books on the internet a couple of months ago. They're all from my latest favorite romance novel (yes, I'm tacky like that) author. The seller was kind enough to give me a few book freebies. I wasn't planning on reading the freebies as I'm not really a huge fan of those thin paperback romance novels. I prefer the thick regency or historical romance ones. But my lack of new books to read has compelled me to read them. 

It was actually one of those rare instances when you stumble upon what you thought was an incredibly cheesy book only to find out that it is actually saturated with a lot of inspiring quotes. The quote above was from one of those books. 

I brought prop for this day's shoot: bubbles (or whatever you call that soapy stuff in a tube/bottle that produces bubbles)!








































































My capable photog and tree! 

You are probably sick of my face by now. I know I am. I just couldn't resist posting all these photos. Looking at them makes me all warm and fuzzy inside. It's probably the colors. 

If someone asks me what my favorite month is, I'd probably say it's December. Nothing beats the holiday season. But March comes a close second. There's just too much promise...and hope. Other countries are anticipating spring time while we here in the tropics are already prepping up for the summer season. And the summer season is practically tantamount to happiness and excitement. 

When I was still in school, I'd get all giddy when the month of February is peeled off from the calendar to reveal the fresh month of March. I'd be restless, anticipating the long school break, completely enthralled with the prospect of swimming in the beach and watching my favorite animes.

Growing up, there were a lot of days when I'd bitch about the humidity and the infernal heat the summer season evokes. But deep down inside, I'm glad we are blessed with such a climate. In comparison to floods and destructive typhoons, I'd take the summer season any day.

So yes. Hope you guys like the photos. We went out of our way(literally) to get them. :)

PS: The colorful stripes top is actually a dress. I just folded it a little and tucked the rest in, which is why my shorts look a little poofy.

14 comments :

  1. great photos :)
    did you use photoshop action?

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    1. Thanks! :))
      I did photoshop the photos a bit. Added a soft haze and tweaked the tone and sharpness too.

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  2. Beautiful pictures, I love the pastel colors too :) Such a wonderful look for spring/summer! I loved the quote at the very top too, sometimes I worry that I mind my business too much!

    Kaylee
    xo

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    1. Thanks Kaylee! Me too. This is why the quote struck me to the core. Since it is so easy for your words to be taken out of context in this digital day and age, I feel like it is necessary to guard what you are saying or just not get yourself involved.

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  3. Hey girl! I'm so glad you like my blog and are following! Thanks so much!! I LOVE your blog and your style! Definitely going to follow!!

    Ana
    AnaCloud Vintage
    ANACLOUD

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    1. hi Ana! so happy you read my message! Thanks for following! Will definitely stalk your blog. :)

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  4. Hattitude Style Blog

    oh my gosh your blog is just the cutest! i found your blog through ana's! i LOVE your style. i like the way you kick it. i'm going to stick around, your newest follower :) can't wait to keep up with the posts!

    talk soon wild child
    -Hattie
    Hattitude Style Blog

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    1. hey Hattie! got your message. it really made my day. thanks for following! Following you back. :)

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  5. Wow, I love the way the bubbles came out. I tried to photograph bubbles once but they all blew away and popped too quickly!

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    1. They tend to do that! It used to be my problem too.haha. I was lucky it wasn't windy that day or else I'd be chasing after them. And my photog was clicking like crazy to capture the bubbles before they pop.

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  6. these photos are amazingly gorgeous! That top/dress is soooo nice, i actually bought a dress so very similar to it yesterday from a thrift store! so it made me excited to see yours!

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    1. Thanks Annika! I can't wait to see how you are going to style your thrifted dress! :)

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  7. Gosh these photos are stunning! I absolutely adore your outfit, love those bubbles! I think you photograph very well, love your blog you defenitly have a new follower, feel free to stop by mine and follow too :)

    Elyse
    demoiselleatomique.blogspot.com

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