Our Little Drummer Girl

When I was pregnant, I’d always tell my husband how cute it would be if Cadence would take after his musical inclinations and play the drums. If she does, I said, we could finally form a band. (My husband is a guitarist and I sing [sometimes although not very well].)

Two years later, what do you know? She loves the drums! I asked her one night while eating which instrument she wants to play and she smiled widely while tapping away. I find it amusing how an idea has somehow come to life. She might still change her mind but seeing her happy and excited about something just makes my heart swoon!

Do you/your kids play musical instruments? What do you play? (I know how to play just three songs on the guitar.)

What I Wish I Wore Wednesday / 03

If I ever get to experience fall, I’m sure it’d be my favorite season. The weather gets colder here as the year ends, too. But seeing green leaves turn to auburn sounds thrilling. And the dressing up part seems exciting, too. While I don’t want to think too much about plans of making the dream come true, I’d like to keep the inspiration flowing. Here are a few sets of clothing I wish to wear should I ever get to experience fall:

Halloween Costume Ideas For Kids/Cades*

Halloween isn’t something we celebrate in my country. But in previous years, I’ve noticed that the “tradition” is rubbing off on us. (And it’s not a surprise if we discover that it’s all brought about by consumerism). I’ve never been one to partake in such festivities… until I had a daughter. It was only when she was born that I warmed up to the idea of celebrating Hallow’s Eve and racking my head for Halloween costume ideas.

I figured she might look back on her pictures when she’s older and think it fun. I had a lot of Halloween costume ideas for her last year but we settled for a generic witch because we lacked time to prepare. I think I only decided to let her dress up two days or so before the occasion. We didn’t know there were events for kids near our place so she only wore the costume so we can take a picture.

I’m not sure how I can squeeze in DIY-ing Cadence’s costume for this year but I’ll try. And I’m hoping we get to dress her up as someone or something of note. I want to deviate from the usual Halloween ideas so I chose some characters/people whose traits I think would be good for our daughter to emulate. Here are my top picks:


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1. Audrey Heburn

2. Frida Kahlo

3. Thor

*Cades is our daughters’ nickname.

Monday Mood Booster / 01

monday motivation

(Featured image by A Mirrored Shadow)

Monday, to say the least, is not my favorite day of the week. But I’m going to try to change that.

If you dread Monday like I do, this one’s for you, too. I’ve mentioned in a previous post that work is almost taking over my life. I’ve never worked as hard and as much as I do now. It is fulfilling. But a girl’s gotta catch a break once in a while, too. So here’s my attempt at finding inspiration and taking time to think about things other than work — a collection of articles, songs, photos, etc. that aim to boost my Monday mood.

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What I Wish I Wore Wednesday / 02

Taking a break from news writing to write here  say hi!

I needed to take a breather from all the celebrity drama I’ve been reading and absorbing but didn’t really know what to do. My mind is too rattled to try to paint and I feel like my creative juices have all been squeezed out to attempt to make something worthwhile. So, here we are.

On days I didn’t push myself to write more than I could, I immersed in the world of American Horror Story: Coven. I was never one to like gore and horror, but I’ve always been fascinated with witchcraft. I binge-watched the show and enjoyed it immensely. I rooted for Misty Day since she was introduced in the series. Apart from her innocence and being the first one to show and use the power of resurgence, I was also taken by her taste in music (which isn’t at all broad as she only listened to Fleetwood Mac) and her style.

One of these days, perhaps, I’ll write about the series and the other characters. But for now, this is all my exhausted mind can muster: a collection of pieces inspired by Misty Day (which I wish I own).