Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Addicted to teeny Japanese rings

These are all so pretty! (Warning: Picture spam ahead.)

I'm not a jewelry type of person. In fact, I've never worn a ring in my life so I tend to favor discreet and very simple-looking rings like these.

Meteor Ring from Ahkah boutique

Sierra Nevada 2 from Aurora Gran

Ring round the moon drops from Aurora Gran

Claire cut ring from ete

Isola Square Ring 2 from Aurora Gran

Matte brown diamond ring from Aurora Gran

Yellow gold ball chain ring from nano.universe
They've got shitloads of other cute chain rings too, both on nano.universe and Aurora Gran. I never even knew those existed.

Petite diamond ring nebula 3 from Aurora Gran

Pinky ring from nano.universe

Lilith ring from Aurora Gran

Canopus MQ ring from Aurora Gran
Canopus MQ ring worn on hand ^^
So tiny and cute!
So the first time that I'll be wearing a ring is when Brian and I are engaged. How nifty is that! :)

Friday, August 5, 2011

On being child-free

I was quite absorbed in reading this Huffington Post article about childless couples as Brian and I are set on being child-free. It was truly a breath of fresh air to see in the comments that there are indeed lots of people who share our decision and it makes me feel less of a freak. 

In a lot of places all over the world, majority of the people want kids. It's also been practiced in culture that most marriages have offsprings. So it's understandable that a lot of people think and assume that for everyone it is marriage = babies, like what this one commenter said:
Generally the creation of children is the main reason people get married. If you're not planning on having kids, then why not just live together?
To which Brian responded:
A couple can "just live together" and still have children, too. The uterus does not require legal documentat­ion to ship its product.
As far as legal benefits go, both couples with and without children can legally benefit from being married - so I don't understand the idea of getting married if you plan to have children, and just living together if you don't.
It depends on how you regard the meaning of marriage. I believe a marriage is a formal commitment between two people to love each other, exclusivel­y, until death do them part. Not a formal commitment to make babies.

Here in the Philippines, even if you're single, heck, even if you're not in a relationship, people persuade you to have babies na! (Does this give away my age? Hehe.) They would push the idea on you that a) you should get married so you can have kids and/or b) it's your life dream to have babies. I'm already bracing myself for more comments like those once Brian and I are married.

People need to be more broad-minded about this stuff. That there are people who choose to be child-free. It's a preference. It's a life decision. It's our life decision, not theirs. For some couples, children are just not essential. 

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Awww doggies!

Photo credits: Carli Davidson

Photographer Carli Davidson did a fantastic series of photos of dogs shaking off water. The result is adorable with a little bit of creepiness mixed in. I highly approve! I looove dogs. 

Don't miss out on the rest of the shaky dog pics and view them here. :)

Tuesday, August 2, 2011


Cinemagraph by Jamie @ From Me To You

Kinda how Metro Manila is this past week. Kinda.

More about Jamie Beck here

Monday, August 1, 2011

Another Year

This movie sucks you in. We have recently watched this and I can say I wholeheartedly recommend it. It's weird because the story is nothing more than a snapshot of a year in the life of an old couple and their friends and relatives. Sounds boring really but it sucks you in and keeps you interested from beginning to end. The storytelling was really good and all of the actors were seriously good.

OK so we can't keep up a blog...

Blogging fail! I've decided to take over this blog and just post whatever I want. It's about time to accept that we can't put in the effort and time in upkeeping a themed blog. So from now on this blog is going to be random.

Hi Ivy!!! You are our only reader. Hehehe. I am going to apologize to you now that the quality of the blog goes downhill from here. Sori. But then again, I don't think there was quality to begin with. Ha.