Sunday, June 5, 2016

Beautiful Sunday # 216 - How to be a grown up?

I'm feeling a degree of nervousness while typing this post. I'm restless and worried. I hope this means nothing. Over the past week, another familiar saga transpired. It made me sad. It made me cry for some time. Something seems to be recurring. Experience taught me that if the same old issues happen every time, the real cause has not been really addressed. I feel frustrated because on my end, I believe  I have done my share. Starting with my efforts to facilitate open communication. I used to believe that I have been the quiet type. Over time, I realized that I prefer to face my issues, including the people involved. But then again, I failed to understand that not all people would adhere to my open communication principle. Some people prefer to hold on to their silence. Silent war. Cold war. It pains me that some people carry burdens of negative sentiments. When in fact, part of it can be unloaded or at the very least, relieved by efforts to communicate and reach out. 

Okay, I'm done with my rant. Hahahaha I maybe joking but part of me still wishes that somewhere along the way, everything will be resolved. On the lighter side, here are the few beautiful things that made the past week.

Eggs and dried flowers - There's no connection at all. Hahahahaha I found the two seem to be complementing their colors. Hence the photo. 

When postcards arrive at the same time - Thank you Marieken, Jeannie, and Terra! All cards arrived during my Friday leave. 

More decorative goodies - Thanks Mother E for bringing my sought after lighthouse and windmill.

Hometown restaurant hits - My dear hometown has always been deprived of the best shopping malls and other popular places. But we always have our share of unique and well loved restaurants.  

Frapuccinos with Anne - Another hometown hits, I will revisit this restaurant again and blog about it. It's another discovery for me. 

Fragile - Exactly how I feel right now... please handle me with care :)

A threatening money wrecking collection - I love The Tale of Peter Rabbit, from the story and unfortunately, until the merchandise. Hahaha I cannot exactly remember when I learned the story. What I can recall was back in High School, I had classmates carrying pretty tote bags depicting Peter Rabbit. As expected, the envious shopaholic in me was awakened. Funny, how I can remember the merchandise encounter and not when I learned the story. Hahaha Since then, I had fascination with Peter Rabbit items. But since a growing collection means more expenditures, I decided to limit my collections to the commemorative plates.

I'm thankful for the Friday leave that extended my weekend. I was able to spend some time with my cousins. The rare times I was able to laugh my heart out. We made some plans before the year ends. Hopefully, everything will work as planned. 

Another week is about to unfold. SMILE hahahahaha and the whole world will back to you hahahaha But seriously, I hope that things will get better this week. 


  1. you always post the most beautiful and interesting pics :-) always glad to visit your page

  2. Hi Diane, we will handle you with care (smile). I like your Peter Rabbit collection and how you photograph things to make an elegant photo.

  3. I like the first photo, it's stunning! Hehehe.

    Sayo yung mga commemorative plates na yun? Akala ko nung una (habang tinitignan ko pa yung mga pictures) ay mga display iyon sa restau na kinainan mo; akala ko may ganung theme/motif ang kainan hahaha :)

    Isa pang akala ko ay Peter Rabbit din yung nasa mga pambatang bag... nag-search ako, Robby Rabbit pala hahaha!

  4. Nice..Pande Amerikana and Sweet Maddies!

  5. I guess we share the same a=kind of mantra because also believe that there's no other way to resolve conflicts but through an open communication and meeting/agreeing to things in the middle. But we dont hold the mind of the people, so again, just like my post too, we have to let go of people. They're maybe not meant to stay in our iives anyway, baka nadaan lang talaga sila. :)

    Oh, i love your hometown kasi napakadaming magagandang places as to what i've seen from your posts before-----cool photos too! Youre mayor should thank you for your tourism attraction! hahaha.

  6. Nakakarelax tingnan ang mga photos mo; magaling ka mag-style, Diane! Karirin mo na yan! Hehe. At yung resto, familiar ako dyan, venue yan ng binyag ng anak ng officemate ni hubby. Di ko matandaan ang name, pero ang natatandaan ko, nagpapicture kami dyan sa giant chess board na yan, hahaha. :)

  7. I know that feeling of frustration over recurring issues. Hope everything turns out well.

  8. I love Peter Rabbit! My daughter decorated her nursery in that theme and I loved it more than ever! Have you seen the movie Miss Potter? One of my favorites. Glad the card arrived! I've been missing you...I haven't been blogging much since doing pocket letters.

  9. Peter Rabbit. <3
    BTW, Marikina ka diba? Dami nga cool resto dun. :)

  10. Yung pakiramdam mo kay Peter Rabbit, naramdaman ko din ng unang naencounter ko si Moomin! :)) Ang ganda ng plates! Nakakahinayang gamitin


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