Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Birds and Bees

Something that's got me smiling from ear to ear after accidentally watching it (thanks to youtube!) and never fails to leave me giggling even after watching it several times over! These kids are so adorable and wonderful. I am for educating kids on love, life and the cycle of it, sex education for the term being, at the most open-minded and truthful setting. I admire how this topic was opened to them through no one better but their parents. A real example of responsible parenting. And I melt on how their cute, surprised (sometimes awkward and disgusted) but smart reactions were. (Never underestimate kids, especially this generation's)
Go watch their individual videos too! I loved Maddox, and Chase - you little smart kid you!

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Boot Camp

This blog entry has been long overdue, but no more cold feet, so here it is! Ever since Carrie Bradshaw changed the way women look at mundane 'footwear', I have believed that there is a special connection between girls and shoes! (Right?!) It's not just merely when the shoe fits... or keeping your heels... It's the impression and story behind every first glance. I've always wanted to have my own pair of boots but I'm always left indecisive on what type - ankle or thigh-high, material - leather or gamuza, height - flat or heeled plus confronted with my keen attention to details even with the colour! Which is why, sometimes, less choices (or no choice at all) is better for me. 
I had this (for a lack of a better term) edgy purchase from New Look, with no intentions to buy boots for myself. A brand I've just known, since there is no New Look shop in the Philippines, but have come to love for it's emporium of stylish staples and statement quality pieces (at very reasonable prices). And there, under those racks and racks of shoes, this black beauty has caught my eyes. I tried them on wondering if they were my size, and oh boy they fit like a glove! Of course before any purchase, I do check on the price tag and to my surprise it had a red tag Sale!! I checked the shoe racks again and found those were the last of it's pair! It's timely as well as I enjoy the Winter season in the AE. No more second thinking, I had to get them, they're meant for me!

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Inch by Inch


Hello 2015! 2014 seemed to roll off so fast... So let me kick start here with some powerful motivation to get our game face on and help us get through the year. This has been by far the deepest motivational speech or quotable quote I have stumbled upon on (thanks via 8tracks) until today. No cutesie quote from weheartit or tumblr could encompass the wisdom and strike on the soul of this one. Ladies and Gentlemen, presenting Al Pacino in his 'Inch by Inch' motivational speech from the movie Any Given Sunday.
I also look forward to bringing something new on this blog and excited for AlysonWonderland to turn One this year! Getting there, inch by inch <3

"I don't know what to say really.
Three minutes
to the biggest battle of our professional lives
all comes down to today.
we heal
as a team
or we are going to crumble.
Inch by inch
play by play
till we're finished.
We are in hell right now, gentlemen
believe me
we can stay here
and get the shit kicked out of us
we can fight our way
back into the light.
We can climb out of hell.
One inch, at a time.

Now I can't do it for you.
I'm too old.
I look around and I see these young faces
and I think
I mean
I made every wrong choice a middle age man could make.
I uh....
I pissed away all my money
believe it or not.
I chased off
anyone who has ever loved me.
And lately,
I can't even stand the face I see in the mirror.

You know when you get old in life
things get taken from you.
That's, that's part of life.
you only learn that when you start losing stuff.
You find out that life is just a game of inches.
So is football.
Because in either game
life or football
the margin for error is so small.
I mean
one half step too late or to early
you don't quite make it.
One half second too slow or too fast
and you don't quite catch it.
The inches we need are everywhere around us.
They are in ever break of the game
every minute, every second.

On this team, we fight for that inch
On this team, we tear ourselves, and everyone around us
to pieces for that inch.
We CLAW with our finger nails for that inch.
Cause we know
when we add up all those inches
that's going to make the fucking difference
between WINNING and LOSING
between LIVING and DYING.

I'll tell you this
in any fight
it is the guy who is willing to die
who is going to win that inch.
And I know
if I am going to have any life anymore
it is because, I am still willing to fight, and die for that inch
because that is what LIVING is.
The six inches in front of your face.

Now I can't make you do it.
You gotta look at the guy next to you.
Look into his eyes.
Now I think you are going to see a guy who will go that inch with you.
You are going to see a guy
who will sacrifice himself for this team
because he knows when it comes down to it,
you are gonna do the same thing for him.

That's a team, gentlemen
and either we heal now, as a team,
or we will die as individuals.
That's football guys.
That's all it is.
Now, what'ya gonna do?"