Found it!

Okay…have not actually found the camera but found some of the photos of things I wanted or can blog about. Had it on my phone. I haven’t been backing up my phone for some time already and just last week, I started sifting through all the items in my phone and basically did some spring cleaning. This took me over a few days to do. With a very active, courageous little explorer, I do not have enough time to sufficiently dedicate to purging my phone unwanted items taking up precious space. Even with the help of a baby sitter. I still work so between emails, meeting and running I managed to clear, sort and back up all my data over 4 days. oh, and yes, I got my ass off the couch and braved the summer heat to run outside. Been so busy that I couldn’t even make it to the gym. A waste of my money for the gym though but it is the quickest way of a getting some exercise in. Manage to always squeeze it in just before the babysitter arrives back with my little bumblebee.

What have I found? Well, I found photos of some of the places and things I have seen and thought it amazing to capture and bog about but just never got round to it. I thought I lost them all when I couldn’t find the camera. Which reminds me, I still have a missing camera. Sigh…. I guess I have to start looking around for another camera soon. Or maybe just raid M’s stash of electronics. I bet I can find something interesting there.

So to make the long story short, I found some photos and hoping to keep my promise here for more updates, I shall brave on and blog more.

Toodeloos!

Still here!

Hello everyone! Yup…I am still here. Sorry to have lost my way again. It has been busy. Though I have a baby sitter now who we have just pinned down for a more definite schedule, I was still busy tying up loose ends and doing some work and definitely slacking off whwn I don’t have Z. Previously, the baby sitter was on a need to have basis, where I call her if we need her and if she can, as she has other part time jobs which I thought was more important for her in this very volatile job market. Now we have officially hired her to take care of Z. I should have more time now for work..and for some of this. 😛

We are winding down for summer so most things are tapering off now but we have things lined up as usual for September which will be quite a rush for us as Italy closes for summer and reopens only early September till mid September. Which basically squeezes all the work that needs to be done into a very warped time deadline. But we are used to it by now.

Anyway, this is a nonsensical post to just say hi. I have been itching to post for some time now and will get round to it. I actually even have a post that I have written half way and got side tracked by clients showing up, so I saved it for another day. I might just go and finish that post up right after this.

Toodeloos!

Update: I have written a few blogposts and have scheduled them for the next few days….hopefully I can keep you coming back for more. 🙂

Where in the world is it?

I have been searching high and low for my camera for the last 2 weeks and for the life of me, I can’t find it. I have opened every drawer that I have at home and even the shoe closet as my daughter loves to stuff whatever she has in her hand at that time, in there. I have also emptied every last handbag I was using. Even the ones that I have not used in ages. Still, zilch! I am going crazy wrecking my brain, trying to remember where I last saw it, used it or kept it. Argghhhh!!!!

Besides the fact that I should find my camera, why all this agony? Well, I got bitten my the blogging bug again and have been composing blogs in my head for the past few weeks. Then I thought, hmmm….I took some really nice photos of that time when we were XYZ, maybe I should blog about that too. Now, where did I leave my camera…? Thus began my agonising search. Now, 2 weeks on, I still haven’t found it. No trace of it anywhere. How sad…

My little one has just gotten up from her nap so I have to go. Hopefully I find the camera soon. Sigh…

Ciao for now. Toodeloos.

Recent nail art..

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I love these 2 designs. Anna took inspiration from some Japanese nail art magazines I bought for her. I have quite a small nail bed and can’t really keep long nails as I am not the most delicate dainty person around. Worse now that I have a precocious toddler. These magazines have so many designs for the smaller Asian nails which is perfect for me. It also helped Anna diversify her nail art designs.

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There is another one but I can’t find the photo for now. I don’t remember where I kept it cause I didn’t take the picture myself.

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This is the only picture I have of that nail art that time. I broke my nail already before this and it was patched up for this nail art. It hurt like ! $@# cause it broke right in the middle. This time though since it was already broken it broke easily at impact as it grew out.

Anyway, I just wanted to add something to my blog as I have been quiet for quite some time. Between being a full time mum and working full time, I hardly have time to breathe. I make the most use of my alone time whenever I can to catch up on mostly nonsensical things like watching TV shows late into the night, trying to go to the gym or other appointments like my nail and dentist etc. I also try not to be on the phone or the computer too long if I have my girl with me. I am already almost always stuck to my phone for messages  and emails which I have to reply if I am not in the office. In a way, the phone makes it easier for me to be at home with my girl and still work but it is sometimes disruptive. Oh well….I should be really thankful that because of this I can work from home.

Toodeloos! Till the next post.

Comeback nails!

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It has been a while since I did my nails. The last time I did anything was just before I gave birth to make myself feel better. I was a huge whale and I couldn’t reach my feet to cut my nails and I was so hot most of the time (more like burning) that I couldn’t be bothered with body cream. So I had horrible nails.

I enjoyed getting my nails done in Asia also for their spa treatments. Bloated legs feels so much better in warm water and massage. I felt better about myself too which is a plus considering I am a waddling whale. I was so huge that everywhere I went, they thought I was having twins. YES! I was that huge!

I take care of my daughter myself so she is perpetually with me. She goes wherever I go. So when we finally got a babysitter (only since last month) o jumped at the chance to make an appointment for my nails. I am so glad Z can stay with D without us. Freedom!! So far, we have only used her about 8 times.

At the appointment, Anna, my manicurist extridinaire said she had to give me “forget me not” bears for little Z as a come back present. My first nail art back must be a tribute to her. I ❤ them! Don't think Z can appreciate them yet but I can! The bears are so cute! She is such an amazing artist, This woman is!

Beside the hand, mouth and foot disease taking over my hands they actually make the whole ordeal bearable. 🙂

I have the next appointment already booked! Hehehehe!

2 Dresses, 1 Bride

So, I was watching this reality series on Real Time called “2 Abito, Una Sposa” basically means 2 dresses, 1 bride like my title suggest. All this in Italian of course as I was in the office as they now show Real Time on the satellite channels and it was on as background sound. I couldn’t budge from where I was because Z was napping and she has a knack for waking up the moment I get up to do anything. Even if I am not touching her any way. I find that this happens more often if we are not alone. Any other person or sharp noise will wake her from her slumber and if I am not there to put her back to bed immediately, then we can forget about the rest of nap time. It will be officially over and play time is in da’ house!

I digress. I don’t understand why some mothers would insist on their children wearing their wedding dresses? I saw it a few times on the other wedding dress reality series which I don’t know their original titles. I only know their Italian titles and I couldn’t be bothered to Google them now. Z is snoring next to me and it makes me sleepy too. 😛

You will understand when you become a mum. At least that is what my mum said. I am a mother and I understand why some mothers think that way. Wait, ok, I lied. Even before becoming a mother I understood why but I don’t get it how they cannot understand their daughters? Did I confuse you there? I understood but still don’t understand?

Let me explain. I think it is great if the daughter wanted to wear the dress herself but I don’t think it should be forced onto her by playing the emotional blackmail game. It is not fair! Hey, you had your fun choosing your own dress! Had fun playing dress up and trying on all different dresses. Why can’t she have the same fun and freedom of choice? Unless, the dress has been passed down for generations and ALL the ladies wore it on their wedding day, then maybe, ONLY maybe. The choice is still hers.

Secondly, does the dress even fit her personality or body type? I mean, there are dresses that will look nice on some and really, really hideous on another. Imagine very nice low “v” neckline dress on a slim person then imagine the very same dress on someone with a double D chest fitting into that very same dress. I think it would look so inappropriate especially for a wedding but I could be wrong and some find this really nice. To each, its own.

Then, there is the fashion to think about. What could be “in” in the 80s is way out of place for now. Most find the 80s a fashion disaster era and I concur. Somethings you can get away with but a wedding dress of the 80s? hmm… >_<

The thing I like about this show is this. It combines the 2. It gives the bride a choice. It says 2 dress because you have a choice of 2 dresses. You bring your mum’s dress. Wear it to show the stylist and seamstress (I can’t think of a more glamorous name for her) and tell them what you like or don’t like about the dress and what you are looking for in a dress and the budget you have. Then the stylist will go in search of dresses for you and the seamstress will transform your mum’s dress into your vision while still trying to keep some of mum’s dress and stay in budget. You can pretty much forget about getting your dresses back intact mums! Poor mums!

Then from the stylist’s choice you choose one, of course after trying them on. Then they reveal the seamstress’ creation. After that, the choice has to be made between the 2. The seamstress is usually very creative and does an amazing job transforming mum’s dress. I have been wow-ed many times.

Conclusion is, if you have a very persistent mum, you should join this show and maybe they will be able to help you get the dress of you dreams. I pity the mums only because since they loved their wedding dresses so much, it must be hard for them at the end of it cause they will not get their dress back as it was. Worse, if the daughter decides against it and goes for the new one. oh! poor mummies!! I guess, that is the risk that they have to take when going on this show and insisting that their daughter wear their dress. 😀 😀

I am so mean… 😛

Update: Found out the American title for this series. “Something borrowed, Something new”.

Itchy backside…

I was just laughing to myself thinking that I am such a genius! If you read my last post, you would know what I mean. Did you get it? Itchy backside? Did you? Did you? 😀

I haven’t been blogging for a while and while back here, I thought I should change my theme. I like to change it every now and then which is why I never buy any themes cause I know I will tire of it and want to change it again a few months or a year. Then all the money spent will be down the drain.

I don’t know how to write any CSS codes so making my own themes is out of the question so I went theme hunting. Is it just me or is most of the themes’ backgrounds are white. I know that it is a neutral preferred colour but really? White on white on white is so bland and so glaring! Even with the brightness on my screen adjusted to almost the last button, it was still blinding me. Ok, I may be biased. I love colour!! Bright colours! Not bright blinding white though.

I took me close to 2 hours to find this new theme. Do you like it? I LOVE it!! ❤ ❤ Trying out emoticons here. It is a trial and error thing with these for me. I never know the codes behind them.

The search for this theme was long and arduous! 😛 Like I ran a marathon or something. If you don’t already know, I do have a flair for the dramatics. It was so painfully long (slow loading time didn’t help) that I wished I that I had just sucked it up and endured the old theme a little longer and do the search another time when I am in a better mood. It is doubly arduous cause I am hungry. A hungry Ann is a grumpy Ann. A saying my friend uses to describe me whenever I am grumpy. LOL!! how accurate!

Now that I found a new theme, I hope to keep it for while and that you like it as much as I do. I like the colours, their playfulness and the animals on the top. I have a baby now and I know she will love it! Though I think she would not be reading my blog any time soon. By the time she does, knowing me, I would have changed it and she will not get to see the animals. Oh well…

The itchy backside has been scratched. 😛

Goose night world!