June 3, 2010

Mantra


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So many books out there that teaches us how to live or improve our lives. I don't have one. Oh boy, don't get me wrong cos I need a lot of help. But through the years of searching, of trial and error, well lots of error, i've learned that the secret to a happy life is simply joy, peace, humor, gratitude, love, friends, contentment, a little bit of sarcasm,  and a huge amount of self delusion. The last two were my own contribution. Keeping it real people. No book out there that teaches otherwise. 

Well whatever works for you right?

Truth is everyone lies.

From the moment we were born our parents we're the first one to lie in or face. I remember the first time my mom lied to me, "Den, you are the most beautiful girl in the world." So i lied to her back, "you're the prettiest mom."....What can i do, am my mother's daughter. So until today, every morning i wake up, when i look in the mirror I see Megan Fox and whenever i sing i hear Barbra Streisand. 

...I don't know how to end this that hopefully will make you feel good, but self delusion gave me hope like no one else can. It's healthy for me. Am a fool but very very healthy. It gets me through the day and It made me a bigger person. No pun intended.  

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dress: thrift
scarf, shoes, bag: Stanley Market, HK
earrings: H&M

29 comments:

Lizzie said...

hahaha! love this blog. experience is the best teacher indeed. and as for self delusion? it helps us get through things and keep us going and gives us confidence kahit konti man lang ;) kever na kung ano sasabihin ng iba!

lovin' the sandals..its difficult to find sandals like urs dito na walang kaparehas eh. and if meron man, its not my size...anyway juz be urself, express urself freely..its easier that way ^__^

cherie said...

totally in love with your shoes!

p.s. a bit of self delusion can give us confidence in everyday life. kudos for realizing this. have a great day!

Denise said...
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Denise said...

i like your shoes! It looks the same as my shoes

evey ♥ said...

Liked your sweet smile here. Nice captured moments. Good photographer you have ;-) I love the shoes too :) Ur always gorgeous.

I guess its human nature we all have our moments of white lies and .. umm just lying. we can't help it sometimes.

Take care den.

VintageBELAmour said...

love the scarf - so colourful :)

Anonymous said...

i LOVE your blog. Smart and funny.

love that you mentioned sarcasm and self delusion. Most people won't admit to that.

Go places Pinay.

by the way if your going to sell that dress i wanna buy it.

kisses,
Cheena

Marla said...

Hahaha! This blog entry is just awesome. You are so right! Truth is everyone lies.

Anyway, I do love your shoes. Really. Its very nice. :D I want one! hahaha.

Baśka said...

the colour of the bag, the shoes... flawless!

...Iww... said...

I love your scarf it's so colorful :D

Nathalie Maggiori said...

These sandals you're wearing are so amazing! Love them! Have never seen anything like that before!

Keira Nigra said...

I can't imagine starting my day without visiting your blog first. There's something on this page, something in your photos, and notes. Some kind of positive, warm, inspirng vibe, or power you are sending to the world.
I totally agree with your statement. But I wouldn't call it self delusion, it's more like being self confident or having high self esteem that makes you feel so good about youself. It not ilusion to believe that you're worthy person unless exadurate:) I'd say that our hapinness come from the inside (most of the time).
So thank you for being and writing this blog, big kisses form Poland.

Mode Junkie said...

totally agree. ;)

love your shoes babe. i need to go back to hk stat.

xoxo

Keira Nigra said...

Some of the necklaces are made by me, some by my mum, familly business :)
Yes, we have really simillar eyes, exept of the fact, that I have one blue and one half brown half blue, Kate has one blue, and another one is fully brown I think.
Thanks for replaing me.
Have a nice day :)

Dredd said...

another great post Denise ;)

have a great day/Dredd

Dredd said...

btw,you may not be the most beautiful girl in the world but you are one beautiful pinay <3

Anonymous said...

den i really love the shoes. san mo cya binili? love it. - con

janettaylor said...

Nice shoes!


pensandlens said...

love the inputs you have for your post Denise....a very good mantra indeed....I love the shoes...!!! I wish I can walk around Bangkok in heels hahahha!!! poor me...my feet just gave up using heels for my daily foot wear... :(

take care
much love,
Sweet
http://pensandlens.wordpress.com

Raven :) said...

Nice outfit! (As always)

Very true...to enjoy life, you just have to LIVE it! Happiness starts with us. No book out there can make that happen for you.

I'm sorry I haven't been coming to your blog as much. I've been so behind on my blog!

-Raven :)~

Polo Shirts For Men said...

Wonderful outfit! i love the shoes!

KD faustino said...

lovely shoes darling xx

Mrs.Zeus said...

Hahahha... Definitely gave me a boost of self esteem and I have you to thank for that!


I seriously inlove with your purse, its my fave color btw & I also like how shiny it is.

dred said...

hahaha you are so funny denise! but you know what you are absolutely right. tehehe anyways, i love your shoes!!!

http://dredreveries.blogspot.com

toxic disco boy said...

ate, na miss kita! ^^ in love with ur shoes. parang i want it for myself. haha.

glamirrorous.com said...

I'm currently reading the book "Happier" by Tal Ben-Shahar. I think you should take a look! If you want I can send you a copy (pdf) via email. Let me know!

Btw, like your shoes and your silk scarf. I love scarves! ^^

xoxo Sandra
http://glamirrorous.com

Rebecca Rose said...

Love your outfit D!!!

reesemikaela.blogspot.com/

Law Of Fashion said...

Great photos! ((:

Christine said...

Your shoes and scarf are so pretty! :D

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