Valentine’s Day is tomorrow… You’ll never guess who I’m spending it with?!

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CONVERSATION MAKING VDAY PLANS-

Mom: So how come you and your brother are cooking dinner together at home tomorrow?

Me: I asked him to spend it with me and if he wanted to go out and eat, but since it was expensive he said we should cook at home.

Brother: Actually, it’s embarrassing to go out on Vday and not have a girlfriend.

Mom: (laughs)

Brother: But it’s even more embarrassing to go out on Vday and have people think SHE is my girlfriend.

Never mind romance for Valentine’s Day – it’s always a riot with my ever so adoring brother.

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If you’re going to be looking for love this Valentine’s Day, you might be happier finding it in something that will last. Being with family who truly love you (even if they insist they don’t), is always a good way to spend not just Valentine’s – but any other day.

Wishing all of you lovergirls lots of love from me, for tomorrow!

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Child-like happiness and family time bubbles

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To be a child, is a lovely thing.

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How incredible it must be, to be able to rest in the knowledge, knowing that you are provided for? Not having to worry about what lies ahead, for your every step is watched?

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A child is never bored of the same toys, and she finds delight in exploring simple things.

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Every day springs forth a freshness. Curiosity begets experiences.

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A child can teach you more about happiness than what you can imagine.

I hope to always have a child-like sense of wonder, for there is so much to learn from children.

(A tribute to the young ones around me, my beautiful niece Keira Rose and our ever-loving family, the stars in my life).

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“Joy does not simply happen to us. We have to choose joy and keep choosing it every day.” —Henri Nouwen

“Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.” -Abraham Lincoln

“At that time the disciples came to Jesus and asked, “Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?” He called a little child and had him stand among them. And he said: “I tell you the truth, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Therefore, whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.”
~Matthew 18: 1-4

How to be a BAD boy with a GOOD heart

A girl told me recently that while my brother was in ACSI and RJC, there were a number girls who thought he was hot. Of course, as an older sister who cannot fathom my brother in any sexy way, I find this extremely funny. Girls were digging his bad boy rep on the outside, but alas, no one seemed to be onto his squishy soft good-naturedness on the inside. Well, I’m about to pop the bad-boy-bubble RIGHT NOW and announce that my dearest little brother, who I love very much, is indeed a bad boy with a good heart.

He will be done with his studies soon in London, and to celebrate the excitement of having him back in my physical life, here’s a list of how (and why) my brother is a bad boy with a good heart. Feel free to take a tip or two.

PS: My brother hates me Facebooking/blogging/posting about him, and he really hates attention. (I know, so unlike me right? They don’t make them any more opposite than this!)

So, for the sake of your entertainment (and I will probably be scolded for this), I hope you like this post!

BAD BOY TIP #1:
Have piercings. On your eyebrow, nose, ears, tongue, or really just anywhere.
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GOOD HEART TIP #1:
Don’t be afraid to love and cuddle animals.
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BAD BOY TIP #2:
Take up bad habits like clubbing.
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GOOD HEART TIP #2:
But you should only really enjoy it when you’re with your sister.
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BAD BOY TIP #3:
Make a fuss everytime you have to be seen with your sister. Say that she embarrasses you.
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GOOD HEART TIP #3:
But really, you love your sister. Cook for your sister, and do her laundry even.
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BAD BOY TIP #4:
Hang out in a wolf pack with the coolest boys.
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GOOD HEART TIP #4:
Occasionally allow your sister to borrow your boys for her blog advertorials.
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BAD BOY TIP #5:
Always look moody. Even in the presence of stunning scenery.
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GOOD HEART TIP #5:
Smile in the presence of special occasions, such as when you come across good coffee or whisky. Especially when you’re with your sister.
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BAD BOY TIP #6:
Wrestle with the biggest fishes and win the battle.
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GOOD HEART TIP #6:
Eat them for protein. Fish is literally, good for the heart.
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BAD BOY TIP #7:
Work out.
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GOOD HEART TIP #7:
Put those muscles to good use. Like helping your sister to carry her stuff.
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BAD BOY TIP #8:
Look like a bad boy vagabond.
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GOOD HEART TIP #8:
Actually is a very decent homely and family boy.
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LAST BAD BOY TIP:
Wear a leather jacket, of course.
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(Bad boys shop at Zara, apparently.)
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Disclaimer: I hope you are mature enough to know that this is just a tongue in cheek post for fun, and not to be taken seriously. Bad boys are only cool if they have a good heart. Stay in school and study hard like my brother does.
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Countdown to the month of his return! *JUNE 2013*