Gramielle GM ❤

Gramielle GM ❤

Everything else in between, and then some.
#heliophile

This is me when I’m not trying to be all Instagram-y; when I don’t get to dictate the angles and pose for effect. This is me when I let him do the “talking.”

Candid shots taken by juelalas on one of our holiday back-packing trips sembreak last year. 

Part I.

HELLO JULY!
It’s hilarious how I have so much to say yet not a legit sentence comes out of the keyboard. Hiatus side effect. It’s always good to be back, notwithstanding.
AHHH, HOW ARE YOU EVERYONE? 

HELLO JULY!

It’s hilarious how I have so much to say yet not a legit sentence comes out of the keyboard. Hiatus side effect. It’s always good to be back, notwithstanding.

AHHH, HOW ARE YOU EVERYONE? 

Peace out to this beautiful day!

Peace out to this beautiful day!

HELLO MAY!
For the first time in the longest time this season, I can now open my laptop, scan photos, and try to make decent blog posts without having to stash them at drafts (again and again!) just because a few hours at home is always interrupted by some spontaneous activity. The deal is, after my recent amusing long shenanigan up North with my Love, I have to promise and stay put— for a couple of days at least.

How I love summer, the freedom that goes with it, and how the sun shines ever so brightly in this time of the year. ❤

HELLO MAY!

For the first time in the longest time this season, I can now open my laptop, scan photos, and try to make decent blog posts without having to stash them at drafts (again and again!) just because a few hours at home is always interrupted by some spontaneous activity. The deal is, after my recent amusing long shenanigan up North with my Love, I have to promise and stay put— for a couple of days at least.

How I love summer, the freedom that goes with it, and how the sun shines ever so brightly in this time of the year. 

Promise Yourself

To be so strong that nothing
can disturb your peace of mind.
To talk health, happiness, and prosperity
to every person you meet.

To make all your friends feel
that there is something in them
To look at the sunny side of everything
and make your optimism come true.

To think only the best, to work only for the best,
and to expect only the best.
To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others
as you are about your own.

To forget the mistakes of the past
and press on to the greater achievements of the future.
To wear a cheerful countenance at all times
and give every living creature you meet a smile.

To give so much time to the improvement of yourself
that you have no time to criticize others.
To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear,
and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.

To think well of yourself and to proclaim this fact to the world,
not in loud words but great deeds.
To live in faith that the whole world is on your side
so long as you are true to the best that is in you.

- Christian D. Larson
HELLO APRIL! ❤

HELLO APRIL! 

You know, reuse, reduce, recycle. 
Let’s join, take part, and celebrate EARTH HOUR together! March 29, 8:30-9:30 pm. See you under the stars! 

You know, reuse, reduce, recycle. 

Let’s join, take part, and celebrate EARTH HOUR together! March 29, 8:30-9:30 pm. See you under the stars! 

Inspired by one of those flippant Sunday afternoon plans that is fortunately brought to life. Purposely painted both the table and chair white to match the colorful flowers. Meet my little nook.

Summer is here! Tickets are booked and planning escapade itineraries is already in progress. Now that sounds happy, only I’m far away from home. Home will always be where my heart is.

Meanwhile, tucked in my too comfortable bed, I am currently finding solace in the company of good books. I have always said “So many books, so little time” out loud far too many times. Maybe this is my chance, maybe I should skip the sand and water, or the great outdoors for a while and hear the wailing pleas of my patient books; some still wrapped in their dusty plastic covers.

A few hours ago, I had the fun and sad experience of finishing Divergent! It will always be like, “The good part of finishing a great book is finishing it, the bad part is…finishing it.” Tobias a.k.a as Four is such a gentleman and a heart throb. His mysterious aura and brave personality always make my toes curl. The passing of Tris’ parents and some supporting characters are too quick for me though, but all credit goes to Veronica Roth for the unique plot. They all say it is mostly like Hunger Games. In some ways it is, only very different.  #spoileralert.

Now, with sore body parts due mainly to the localized and limited positions while reading, I am postponing Insurgent (the second book of the trilogy; also since I only gave way for Divergent so I could read it first before waiting to be served rightly in the movie) for The Fall of Five (fourth book of I am Number Four series).Then it hit me, I seriously have a total knack for super powers, teenage action, and love stories blooming against the chaos.

There is a loud noise coming from the outside. A mix of disco and pop, without lyrics. I slide the curtain to look where the noise might come from but rather, my eyes are fixed to the moving clouds. The sky is perfect blue in contrast to the radiant white cotton candies. I have no plans in going out today, or tomorrow, or until my travel dates arrive. Basically it’s gonna be just me, the books, and my mind traveling far off into them.

Peace & Love,
Gramielle 

A few outbursts, one sore back, and n number of refreshes later, I finally got it right! The whole sunny afternoon was spent tweaking the codes out of this new Tumblr theme, injecting doses of delicate pink and personalizing it to suit my minimalist self. So far, in my whole Tumblr existence, I’ve had about just three different themes. And in all those years, customizing them myself by way of tutorials enlightened me to the hidden powers of commas and semicolons— prolly the gods and goddesses of css codes!

Thank you kind, awesome, and generous people of the cyberspace for your selfless ways of giving tutorials for free. You all should receive an award.
Credits to “precrafted" for the base of this theme.

Peace & Love,Gramielle ❤

A few outbursts, one sore back, and n number of refreshes later, I finally got it right! The whole sunny afternoon was spent tweaking the codes out of this new Tumblr theme, injecting doses of delicate pink and personalizing it to suit my minimalist self. So far, in my whole Tumblr existence, I’ve had about just three different themes. And in all those years, customizing them myself by way of tutorials enlightened me to the hidden powers of commas and semicolons— prolly the gods and goddesses of css codes!

Thank you kind, awesome, and generous people of the cyberspace for your selfless ways of giving tutorials for free. You all should receive an award.

Credits to “precrafted" for the base of this theme.

Peace & Love,
Gramielle ❤

Mini Tarts, sweet pieces of art!

Mini Tarts, sweet pieces of art!

Tower high, French Macarons!

Tower high, French Macarons!

The moon and stars must’ve aligned that day when Mom and I went to visit the Philippine School of Culinary Arts along Escario, Cebu City when in heaven’s perfect timing, they had their pastry tasting open for everyone, for free! It basically culminates as the finals in pastry for the graduating students of the said school this year. What a sweet sweet treat! Yes, I ate everything. Twice.