Thursday, 30 December 2010

2010 Reflection

The New Year is nearing and I've taken enough time out to reflect on this year's journey. In all honesty, its hasn't been the greatest ride but all hardships aside, its made me stronger and all the more determined to make a few adjustments to the way things will be dealt with. There have been amazing moments that I've particularly loved and enjoyed.

Los Angeles
Bulgaria with the boyfriend
Algarve, Portugal with my girls

Snowboarding in California
Now, we always talk about making New Year resolutions but does one ever abide to them?! Maybe a couple of weeks... or a month or two to stretch. The fact is, 'resolutions are often broken, usually abandoned.' I never was quite a big believer in that. So instead, I diverted away from the idea of resolutions and have decided to focus more on personal development and happiness.
Getting to watch a LAKERS game =)

For 2011, I've set myself some GOALS... based simply on things I've been longing to pursue but for some odd reason, I avoided. I've endured much discouragement but I'm ready to relish any opportunities thrown at me. 

Algarve, Portugal
Everyone has their dreams; their wishes to achieve something amazing. That I solely believe. But like Gandhi quotes:
"We must become the change we want to see"
In that I say; be confident and set yourself some goals. Reasonable ones of course - you're aware of your own ability but its best to be specific. There's plenty of time to walk with them, to focus and apply what is necessary to achieve them. Whatever they may be - grasp it! The one ideal circumstance I've learnt is to NOT to get disheartened if things don't work out. Keep at it and BELIEVE!

My most overwhelming achievement of the year: Race for Life
 Happy New Year & I wish you wisdom to choose priorities for things that really matter.


Wednesday, 29 December 2010

God Bless everyone =)

Villa & Daludado family on Christmas Day, 2010
So I've finally recovered from a fun filled Christmas and I sure do hope you all had an amazing one too. 

Despite Christmas and its commercial festivities, the miracle of it all is that for this one occasion, it fills our hearts with so much warmth and love and brings together friends and families. Those special moments of fellowship are what we should truly appreciate.

Now... we prepare ourselves to welcome the New Year ahead and the blessings embedded within it. 

Have a fantastic one all & best wishes x 

Wednesday, 27 October 2010

"Big lights will inspire you... Let's hear it for New York"

Last month, a good friend of mine celebrated her 25th birthday with a fancy dress party. Weeks of deciding, I just couldn't figure out what to go as. To share with you a little secret, I came across these beautiful mint green high heeled shoes one day and needed a legitimate excuse to make that purchase. So, there's the obvious, 'Statue of Liberty' just had to be my costume. 

As shown in the picture, my whole costume was handmade:

  • The Gown - a plain mint green double sized bedsheet (topped with a waistbelt to hold the sides together).
  • Torch - mint green cardboard and yellow tissue paper for the flame.
  • Crown - a simple headband with the spokes made from cardboard.
  • The Book (which I didn't have) - can simply be covered with cardboard also.
So there we go, a straightforward 'Statue of Liberty' outfit fit for a great fancy dress night out. Won me first runner up too *thumbs up*

Friday, 24 September 2010

"Fragrance of secret dreams..."

Nina by Nina Ricci
© Senseful Creations
This has got to be one of my favourite scents of all time. Its general outlook as a shape of an apple is extremely unique and so very modern. Nina has that captivating fragrance; one that is sweet, fresh and innocently seductive. I absolutely fall in love with the smell every single time.

Monday, 20 September 2010

About Me...

We are surrounded by an array of wonderful things; features that we continuously acknowledge and observe. We do so through our senses that we are blessed with.

Just like the way we listen to understand a good lyric in a song, we look to appreciate a sunset, we smell to identify a favourite scent, we taste to relish a mother's great dish & we feel to endure the warmth of a best friend's hug.

Nevertheless, beneath the exteriors, I believe that there is something far more obscure. It piques my curiosity; wanting to search for reasons why we admire such beauty and how one can be truly inspired by its existence.

My name is Ceejay Villa and I write and share my interests & creations solely for you... 

Thank you for taking the time to visit my page.

Sunday, 19 September 2010