Kikay – I don’t have a Filipino/Tagalog dictionary on hand but this word should roughly translate to girly girl or very feminine. We usually refer to our make-up and accessories kits as kikay kits.
I did not intend to create a layout tonight, I just wanted to share my latest kikay finds, and this is what happened:
(Click on the picture for Credits and a bigger view))
I bought 7 pairs of earrings in one afternoon, all at a bargain price. 3 pairs (the ones bundled together) came as a set so I had all three for the price of one pair! I so love wearing dangling earrings, it’s pretty much the only jewelry I wear, aside from the very simple white-gold bracelet that my guy gave me as a Christmas present several years ago.
By the way, NO, five pairs is not too much. Hehe. Besides, I share all my earrings with my mom (and vice versa).
As for the bracelet, the young lady who makes them asked me what charms I wanted, as well as the color of the beads to go along with them. Two days later, there it was. I’ve asked for a custom-made bracelet be made for my mom too, can’t wait to see how that turns out! Ok, so I ordered another one for me, fancy silver this time. Hehe.
I can actually make jewelry like these, I used to until I kinda lost interest. I’m thinking of encouraging a cousin to continue making them (she took it up after i did) and I’d market it for her – online. The materials are fairly cheap and she has quite a good eye for design so I am sure she can make prettier stuff than these ones. 🙂
Journalling: (I struggle with how to journal, so this took me quite a while 🙂 )
I have a pot filled with gold… ~ Wonderful, supportive parents who never shut me down. They lead their lives exactly how I want to live out mine. I am proud to be their daughter and hope they are proud of me too. ~ All my childhood memories are happy ones. We had all that we needed and more. We were free to roam around in the safe, close-knit community we grew up in. ~ My big brother spoils me although he could be a pain in the neck too. Hehe. I used to be his shopping buddy. ~ The guy I love loves me back twice as much and I appreciate it more and more each day. ~ Everyday, I get lots and lots of kisses and hugs from my nephews (my nieces can’t be bothered anymore). ~ My Zune loves me unconditionally. ~ I have friends who will always be there. ~ I have a job that pays me well and challenges me everyday. ~ Yet there is so much more to look forward to…
Credits: Fonts – GiddyUp and Pristina Paper, Frame, Pot stamp – Raspberry Road Designs – Lucky Me Arrow and Kids at Play WA – Raspberry Road – Suburban Boy Journal Tab – Gwendoline Fasteners – Raspberry Road – PreSchool Days Paperclip – Raspberry Road – Vintage Peddler Tape WA – Raspberry Road – Alive and Kicking (recolored) and Fun Lovin Staples by Monti Pin – Jessica Alger – Give Thanks Alpha – AnnScraps Beach Comber Add on
On another note, my grandpa is in the hospital. Been in the ER since last night. Please keep him in your thoughts…
On my Mozilla browser on the desktop PC, I have a long Favorites/Bookmarked list of Digiscrapping blogs that I rotate visiting. It takes probably the whole week before I can finish one round of all those links – sometimes I don’t finish.
What makes it so long to make the rounds is that a bookmark doesn’t tell you whether the site has been updated or not. So I click on each one and wait to be suprised with a new post, or be disappointed that there’s nothing new. So I figured, perhaps I should get me the code to Hummie’s BlogRoll because it shows you which ones are updated, but then I don’t have the exact same list.
Now because Hummie has been ever so helpful to all digiscrappers, she has offered to maintain the Digiscrapping BlogRoll and has even mentioned in her site how she set it up. So I got it in me to set up my own links. Mind you, the blog/site owners don’t necessarily know that I got them in my list, and I don’t think they’d mind. I will add to this Blogroll which I’m placing on my sidebar, whenever I feel like. For now, there’s one link there – Susan’s Raspberry Road Designs blog. I’ll be adding Hummie’s link in too. That’s because those are the two links I have access to from this laptop I’m using. Once my desktop decides to pop back on again, I’ll copy my bookmarks so I can easily update my links, and more importantly, continue with my journey around the world through my favorite digiscrap sites.
The photo was taken 2 years ago; my mom, dad and I took the two kids swimming. It was a fun day. They are my cousin Ada’s kids, but the little boy is always with us. He used to spend all of his mornings here in our house. I even used to take him to work with me.
Digital piracy seems to be the modern day crime. It is definitely a multi-million dollar underground industry that no doubts fuels economies, and probably even feeds as much families as it deprives.
In this country alone, there are regular police raids at known places where pirated CDs and DVDs are sold and yet, they continue to thrive. They are still everywhere. In a country like ours, I think that what keeps the pirates alive is the fact that original DVDs still cost a fortune. Even the record companies’ claims that the original lasts longer than the copies don’t discourage people from buying. They can buy 4 copies of pirated CDs in the original’s life span, and it would still only be at a fraction of the original price.
The real and more lasting solution, is not just to penalize piracy, but to provide better alternatives for the common man. If they can afford to buy the original, of course they would prefer to buy those. That’s just my take on it.
I know there are some Pinoys who don’t buy pirated local records or movies, they get those original, in support of the local entertainment industry. But for movies out of Hollywood, and music from foreign acts, you can bet that every household probably own a CD or two.
As a beginning digital scrapbooker (perpetual beginner), I know that piracy is one big issue for the community too. With oodles of generosity from freebie designers, there should be no need for anyone to pirate their beautiful work.
Anyhow, I came across this video from Heidi’s blog and that’s what got me thinkin: