Wednesday, May 27, 2009

new home--new kitchen

Having just moved to our new place, we still find some kinks, but the place is beginning to grow on us. We are very slowly looking into furniture, depending on the availability of funds, of course.

Our place has curious little nooks in many places, and with the right furniture and arrangement, the place has wonderful potential to be sexy. You just really need to think out of the box.

One thing I don’t understand is this: consistently, newer condo kitchens get placed in some obscure, odd part of the unit. Most of the time, it’s airless, dark, and very far from any window.

Ours is no exception, in fact, it’s probably a prime example of the worst designed kitchens of all time. If it were a person, I would personally advise him/her to jump off a bridge.

It is just one long, airless space. The cabinets are shallow. Storage is stupidly low-volume, and cheap looking. Everything about it is totally uninspired. It is honestly the fugliest, most unimaginative, insipid cooking space that came with any place I ever lived in. Ever. Compared to it, Elena’s vintage kitchen totally rocks. This one is just...narrow and sad...

With a microwave oven, a couple of water jugs, a toaster, a coffee maker, a small rice cooker, a small dish dryer, there is roughly 1 1/2 square feet total of work space. And did I mention it is airless?


Enter solutions:

1. Electric fan on the end wall.
2. Curtain to hide it when we entertain.
3. Exhaust.
4. The Gordon….ta-dah! (I’m just drawing plans for this stainless steel structure. I’ll post it soon as the design is finalized and approved by the contractor/fabricator.)

Sunday, May 24, 2009

365



my father's 1st year death anniversary. i'm stuck in manila.

pregnant, barefoot, getting cabin fever, and using some poor unsuspecting neighbor's wifi. not much to do on a sunday. my husband has to work on a transaction over the weekend.

i'm using jerome's cutesy netbook to entertain myself. i hear the maid making scratching sounds with her perennial folding of plastic bags. shush...shush...shuch...schruch...*aaaargh*

getting cranky. my heart is in cdo. with my childhood. with my life when it was simple and easy.

i want to just sleep and wake up in macasandig. 4th grade, looking forward to watching candycandy and my father telling me i'm doing something wrong yet again.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

always the shining light


i love annie lennox. she's eternal. go ateh-annie!
she covers ash's shining light in her new album.

Shining Light

Roman candles that burn in the night
Yeah, you are a shining light
You lit a torch in the empty night
Yeah, you are a shining light
Yeah, you light up my life

You've always been a thorn in their side
But to me you're a shining light
You arrive and the night is alive
Yeah, you are a shining light
Yeah, you light up my life

We made our connection
A fool on chemical reaction
Brought by dark divine intervention
Yeah, you are a shining light
A constellation once seen
Over Royal David's city
An epiphany you burn so pretty
Yeah, you are a shining light

You are a force, you are a constant source
Yeah you are a shining light
Incandescent in the darkest night
Yeah you are shining light
My mortal blood I would sacrifice
For you are a shining light
Sovereign bride of the infinite
Yeah, you are a shining light
Yeah, you light up my life

We made our connection
A full on chemical reaction
Brought by dark divine intervention
Yeah, you are a shining light
A constellation once seen
Over Royal David's city
An epiphany you burn so pretty
Yeah, you are a shining light

And these are days you often say
There's nothing that we can't do
Beneath a canopy of stars
I'd shed blood for you
The north star in the firmament
You shine the most bright
I've seen you draped in an electric veil
Shrouded in celestial light

We made our connection
A fool on chemical reaction
Brought by dark divine intervention
Yeah, you are a shining light
A constellation once seen
Over Royal David's city
An epiphany you burn so pretty
Yeah, you are a shining light
Yeah, you light up my life
Yeah, you are a shining light
Yeah, you light up my life
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