Hot Wedding Color for 2013: Mint

I love weddings! In fact, this blog started as a wedding project, to track down my goals and to-do-list for the big day. And of course to track down weight loss progress.

I also love Pinterest and have used it constantly last year when I was planning our wedding. Our wedding colors are yellow and gray and since then I’ve been obsessed with looking at pin boards with different wedding color combinations.

As I was browsing some of my favorite pinners, I found out that Mint or Peppermint Green is one of the hottest colors for wedding theme in 2013.

I went ahead and looked for complimenting colors and came up with these mood boards.

Mellow Mint – for laid back, shabby chic weddings

Mint Vibrant – this one is a little more upscale and vibrant

There’s a lot more color well-suited for mint, you just have to mix and match and see what’s best for you and what matches your personality. 🙂

Note: no copyright infringement intended, all photos are duly credited in the individual pins on Pinterest

Weekly Photo Challenge: Everyday Life

For this week’s photo challenge, I chose photos from my travels to Vietnam and Cambodia in early 2011. Everyday life in these 2 countries are so interesting that you will never get tired of taking a snap.

Monk

This monk is off to collect offerings of food given by the townpeople early in the morning. Phnom Penh has a number of temples and one of these younger monks’ jobs is to collect the offerings from the altars around the city.

Sorussey Market

This was taken outside Sorussey Market in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. In this city, motorbike is an alternative transportation to get from one place to another. Sometimes tuktuk drivers charge so high that some people prefer this means of travel.  They can get pretty in your face though while offering their service, so have a little patience.

Motorbikes

Speaking of motorbikes, Ho Chi Minh (Saigon) is popular for having one of the most number of motorbikes in the whole world. A lot of people use it every single day to get to work and school. So when in HCM, be extra careful when crossing the street! Most of the time they won’t stop for you.

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Saturdate at Ramen Cool Kapitolyo

Ramen Cool
25 East Kapitolyo Drive
Pasig City

W/parking
W/wi-fi

Katsudon - P180.00

Katsudon – P180.00

Karaage - P95.00

Karaage – P95.00

Kani Salad - P145.00

Kani Salad – P145.00

Beef Sukiyaki for 2-3 - P250.00

Beef Sukiyaki for 2-3 – P250.00

Gangnam Style!

Gangnam Style has gone completely viral! Not only does the video gathered more than a hundred million views but it has also spawned parody videos online. PSY, the artist who popularized it also made a special appearance at the recently concluded MTV Video Music Award receiving a giggle from Katy Perry and a confused look from Rihanna.

Here he is at the VMAs

And here’s the original video:

What is “Gangnam Style”?

“Gangnam Style” is a Korean language colloquialism that refers to a luxurious lifestyle associated with the Gangnam district,[2] an affluent and trendy area of Seoul.[3] The music video depicts Psy dancing at various locations in Gangnam.[4] The song is about “the perfect girlfriend who knows when to be refined and when to get wild.” – Source: Wikipedia

And here’s a list of my favorite Gangnam Style videos:


The dance practice session with PSY


Teens react to Gangnam Style

And of course, di papatalo ang Pinoy. Bitoy and moymoypalaboy’s version.

Super fun!

Weekly Photo Challenge: Near and Far

I’m a newbie to the Weekly Photo Challenge and thought I’d give it a try. When I read about the topic, my mind instantly wandered in 2010 when I spent a month in Christchurch, New Zealand.

Christchurch is a very small city in south New Zealand. To get there, I had to travel alone, outside of my continent, for the very first time. R was there when I arrived of course, but the excitement of just getting on a plane alone, passing by a country that I’ve heard horror stories of (hello, Australia!), just freaked me out and amused me both at the same time.

This challenge reminded me of Christchurch because there, the sky just goes on forever. And ever and ever. It’s amazing!

I am not a professional photographer and I took these photos with an old Canon Ixus camera.

Botanic Garden

Walking around the Botanic Garden. I love this picture. And see what I mean about the bluest sky, ever?

North Brighton Pier

The birds are everywhere at North Brighton Pier. They were good subjects and I found this one just waiting for some photo opportunity. And the sky, see?!

This bonus one is not from Christchurch. This was taken at an MTR station in Hong Kong, taken with my Holga. I didn’t know how it would turn out, so I was really surprised at how haunting this is.

Random girl at Hong Kong MTR

Random girl at Hong Kong MTR

I hope I was able to interpret the topic for this week’s photo challenge. Will definitely join again next week. It was fun to reminisce!