Moments in January

My friend Mana and I are doing a photo/journal challenge this year. It’s something we came up with in December, and you’re free to join us in posting your moments throughout this year!


1) Post 5 photos within the first week of the next month
E.g. Post 5 photos taken in January during the first week of February
2) It can be anything you want as long as you took it during that month
3) Write a sentence (or more) about the photo

If you want to join, simply leave a comment below, copy the code below and post it on your blog whenever it’s time to post your photos!

Shall we begin?

Here are my photos for the month of January.

Look, this has been a bad month for taking photos. I mean, you know what, I actually did take some but it was already used in its own posts so I had nothing left to show for but …cat photos. I promise I’ll take more pictures of…stuff next month. Anyway, here’s a photo of Basil, at his cat box/house that we made. He’s meowing at me right now because…cats.

I’m currently trying to complete my challenge of reading 40 books this year. I’m 5 books ahead of schedule, if you must know. Anyway, here are two books I purchased this month that I’m excited to read. The Pawnee book because I love Parks and Recreation – plus I couldn’t find an epub version. The Murakami book was not available as an epub either but it’s fine because it’s really meant to be read as a hard copy. I haven’t removed it from its plastic only because I’m busy reading other things right now. You know, he’s good but sometimes all his books are too similar.

More photos of Basil! I swear, they were taken at two different dates.* I know, I know, I should post pictures of Princess Caroline but half the time, she’s on BP’s lap watching him play video games or she’s playing in the bathroom or doing something mischievous. Although….it turns out all the bad things that we thought she was doing, it was actually Basil.

*Actually upon further examination, it does look like it was taken the same day but they weren’t in the same photo folder…. but anyway, who can fault me for posting two photos of Basil? :3

Aside from the postcard swap I do with Mana, I also do postcrossing on the side. Here are the 22 postcards I received this month. Someone actually wrote me a letter entirely in calligraphy and even wax sealed it with two postcards inside! Apparently, he’s using the same style or paper or ink as the inmates did back when Australia was formed.

In an act of desperation (knowing that the month was almost up), I took a photo of the sunset on the day I was working from home. That’s the thing, what can I take photos of? It’s a very dreary season. Furthermore, I wake up when it’s dark out, and I get home when it’s dark out. I don’t live near fancy Mountains or rivers… OK. I promise, next month – something interesting.

What’s in my bag?

If there’s anything on the internet that one would consider a typical blogger entry, it would definitely be the “What’s in my bag?” post. Ok, ok, maybe you haven’t posted one yourself but I’m sure you’ve seen someone on your blog list to do it.

Well I recently told my friend to post one of her own so to be fair (and in an effort to blog more) here’s mine.

I even made a fancy header for this post HAHAHA.

Here, we have my bag. I usually rotate between a few bags for work but this is what I’m using at the moment. It’s kinda heavy on its own and it’s definitely not a grocery bag. I bought the macaron charm off Etsy.

1) A purple bag organizer to keep everything in my bag together and to help me switch between bags.

2) Some markers, a pen and a pencil. I mean, how else am I going to give my number to a cute guy on the street? It’s not like we have this device that can hold telephone numbers.

3) Mish mash of junk also known as my allergy pills, some gift cards, and my transit pass. It’s hot pink this month. There’s also a business continuity management card (for work) and a mini flashlight. You never know when you’re going to be trapped in a dark room.

4) After bite because mosquitoes still attack in the winter time /sarcasm. Left it in the bag for I know I will lose it once I take it out.

5) A tablet so I can read on my way to work.

6) A wallet. I didn’t want to show you the entire content of my wallet (and think of me as a hoarder – which I am not because I don’t keep receipts and useless junk like some people) so I pulled out a few cards at random. Spaghetti Factory Corporate card, library card, the body shop card, and a frequent steeper card from David’s Tea … with that piece of information, I’m sure you can figure out what kind of person I am. HA!

7) Gloves. I had an anecdote for this but decided not to.

8) Nano pouch thing or as it’s referred to at Kate Spade… a “bee”. It holds my work pass, a USB key and an RSA SecurID token. Can’t hold any more than that. No, seriously. Not even my iPhone 5s.

9) Make up bag with trucks on it.

Now you’ve seen what I carry around every day. What’s in your bag?

Princess Caroline (not Caroline and not Carolyn) with gunk near her eye. I cleaned it after I took the photo, I promise!

Wishlist 2014

It’s 30 days until my birthday and 51 days until Christmas… so to make your lives easier (and in case you need to order it), here’s my wishlist for 2014.

Sultra The Bombshell 1″ [link here]

Versace Bright Crystal [link here]

Kate Spade Dictionary iPhone5 Case [link here]

Anthropologie Valloire Dotty Gloves [link here]

Anthropologie Houndstooth Perla Placemats [link here]

Marc Jacobs Daisy Mini Duo [link here]

Crabtree & Evelyn Pomegranate, Argan & Grapeseed Hand cream 250ml [link here]

Ruche Vanilla Kiss Mocha Scarf [link here]

Mark Nixon Much Loved [link here]

Jeffrey Brown Kids are weird [link here] ♥ Jeffrey Brown Good night Darth Vader [link here] Thanks Mana!

Nala Cat Winter Wonderland Bandana [link here] ♥ Nala Cat Here comes Santa Claus Bandana [link here] ♥ Nala Cat Blue Penguins Bow Tie [link here]

I also really want coasters but there’s too many or too little to choose from. (read: there are many coasters that all look the same to me)

A big thank you in advance! 🙂

Wishlist 2013

I know I haven’t been active lately but there’s a reason. I will be updating with fun things soon but for now this will have to do. If it makes you feel any better, my own journal and my diary have not been touched in months! From lack of energy among other things…

Since my birthday is 33 days away, here is my wishlist! (To make your lives easier)

—-in no particular order below—-

♥ Michael Kors Mid-Size Navy Leather Parker Chronograph Glitz Watch [Link here]

♥ Tiffany Return to Tiffany Heart Key Pendant [Link here]

♥ Tiffany Elsa Peretti Open Heart [Link here]

♥ Tiffany Infinity bracelet [Link here]

♥ CHLOE Chloé Eau de Parfum [Link here]

♥ Urban Decay NAKED2 [Link here]

♥ 3.1 Phillip Lim for Target Mini Satchel [Link here]

♥ Kate Spade Glitter Bug Small Flat Pouch (rose gold) [Link here]

♥ HBC City Tote Bag [Link here]

♥ Paul’s Boutique Maisy Bag [Link here]

♥ CuisinartIce cream maker [Link here]

♥ ALDO Bulman watch[Link here]