Wednesday, December 30, 2009

[B]ring in the New Year!

Cranky Christmas pants are off, I refuse to welcome 2010 like Eeyore. I can rock the grey but I can't pull off the tail and gloomy cloud. Besides, Filipino tradition is you wear something new on New Year's Eve and cranky pants are sad and old...*so 2000 and late*.

I was supposed to ring in 2010 in NJ/NY but it ain't happening. FUN would've been had but those plans will have to wait. I'm disappointed no doubt but I refuse to let it get me down.

So 2010 Hurry Up and Bring:
  • Enough work to keep S busy but not 18-hours-a-day-busy. I'll settle for 10...or 12 hours tops.
  • An 8 year wedding anniversary that is laptop/MacBook Pro/iPhone/B-berry free.
  • More blonde and red but just not grey.
  • A new car.
  • A bundle or two or eight  three of joy. Octo-Ela I am not.
  • Toned arms. I'll work for them, I promise. I am so tired of making sleeves look like sausage casing.
  • Hardwood in our upper hallway.
  • This dining table.


  • A plush banquette, like the one below but without the curved back, and 6 chairs that look nothing like the ones below.

  • Air Conditioning.
  • A proper moisturizer. Why are you so hard to find?
  • New recipes for our weeknight dinners. Excite my tastebuds please.
  • More veggies and fruits with my meals.
  • Better sleep. 7-8 continuous hours would be awesome.
  • Less knots in my back.
  • Lots of laughter.
  • A vacation. Or eight two. It's been wayyyyy too long.
  • Knees of someone in their 30s, not 50s. Arthritis you are evil.
  • The ladies I love {you know who you are} their hearts' desires.
  • A beautiful wedding for some beautiful brides.
 You've got 12 months so I'm sure you can make it happen. 
Oh and 2010, I may add things to my list...I mean, you're not even here yet.
Please and thank you!

This'll be my last post for 2009 so,
Hope it's wonderful. Have Fun and Be Safe!!!
What are you hoping 2010 will bring?
xoxo Ela


  1. Cheers to 2010 darling!
    Love that cozy room as well~
    haha on Octo-Ela can be the next blog name?
    xo as always*!

  2. Fab post, darling Ela!
    Happy New Year!!


  3. Toned yes please. Im with ya sister. And way. But what if...??? Haha.

    Hope you have a lovely new years honey!

  4. Great post :D

    Take care

  5. You are soooo sweet!!!!!! THanks for the wedding wishes!!!!!!!

    As far as moisturizer.... this may sound wierd, but cetaphil. It's sold over the counter at any drug store, target...even walmart! and I promise you it it wonderful! Fragrance free and light, it really lasts.
    I went to a dermatologist as a teen and he recommended it as being better than any designer moisturizer on the market, and everyone I have recommended it to hasn't disagreed!

    Toned arms, abs, butt, legs...i'll take it all! Good thing im back at the gym!

  6. Octo mom.. NO NO!

    As for sausage arms.... I don't think you have sausage arms! Now if you would like to see some sausage arms I will be more then happy to send you a picture of mine! =) And I am being DEAD serious.

  7. Aww thank you for including me in your 2010 wishes :) I'm hoping for a beautiful wedding as well. I just wish you and all of my other bloggie friends could be there. In fact I was telling K just that very thing last night!

    I hope you have a wonderful NYE and I can't wait to hear about all the wonderful things that are in store for you in the new year!


  8. Happy new year darling! I think your 2010 list is perfect :) I hope you get all of it and more!

  9. Happy new Year lovie!!! Wishing that 2010 brings you everything your heart desires!

  10. That's a great list of resolutions. Wow-- that dining table is stunning: simple and elegant. I love it. Happy 2010 to you! May the new year bring you all you desire and things you never even knew you wanted... Great things are in store for us!

  11. and ofcourse a baby ela... or baby S!

    Hope you enjoy nye!

    You are featured on my latest post:


  12. Fabulous post and list, Ela! I hope you enjoy your NYE and 2010 brings you tons of happiness!!

    I also hope you get to go on your vacation!

  13. cute post!

    love your blog :)
    - Audrey Allure

  14. i hope you do have a wonderful new year and that dining table is stunning, may i add!


  15. That's so cute, I love the table by the way, good choice, I hope you get it in the next year.

  16. I think this list is TOTALLY do able!!!! I hope you get everything you want and deserve in the new year!

  17. i highly doubt you make sleevless look like sausage casings! ha!

    happy new year to you!

  18. Oct-Ela... hee hee... as always, you make me smile and laugh. If you got blessed with eight bundles, I swear I would move to Toronto and just be your nanny helper. I think we would have a ton of fun :) And maybe we could have a reality show... You'd be the star, I would be a sidekick and S would only show his feet or hands on camera. Perhaps we would call it Super Blogger Mom to the Eighth Power.

  19. haha, i hope you get everything you want in 2010! just discovered your blog, love it! xo

  20. OCTO-ELA! HAHAHAH I LOVE THAT!!!! That is the thing i hope the most for you for 2010!! I can just imagine little ela's running around.. i WOULD imagine little S's but i have no idea what he looks like. hahaha! What am i hoping 2010 will bring? a ring on my finger, hahaha... continued success with my business, continued loving and growing relationships, relationships with new people, and just fun times! :)

  21. the Octo part. XP Great list! I am hoping for more fruits, veggies, sleep, and laughter too! :D Happy 2010!!

  22. A bundle or two or three of joy? I would be so ecastatic!! I hope 2010 is perfect for you Ela.

  23. Cute post- hope all these "resolutions" come true :) Happy new year!!

  24. hope 2010 brings you EVRYTHING on your list and MORE!!!--lol, ps. i'm with you on the toned arms! :)

    happy new year!

  25. Happy New Year, Ela! I hope all your goals come true! I have a feeling 2010 is going to be your best year ever. :) xoxo

  26. I love your list! You totally kill me with your're terribly funny, ma dear! I definitely share in wanting a bunch of things on that list...I don't make lists, but maybe I should, then when/if it happens, it's totally fun to cross off...

    anyway, have a great night and a great new year!!


  27. Happy New Year my dear! Great list... can I just agree with the moisturizer part, because this has been bugging me for ages. Sigh...

    It's been great getting to 'meet' you via your blog last year and I'm definitely looking forward to more :)

  28. you don't have AC?! wow how do you survive in the summer in TO? it gets so humid o_o hehe. yeah that is one nice looking table, I want more hardwood for my place too, easier to clean than carpet :D Happy 2010 dear!

  29. Octo-Ela! HA awwwwww you're hilarious honey.

    Umm...2010...a big move! woop. And no more eating tons of cookie dough.

  30. Happy 2010 to you, darling Ela! I hope it brings you all you wished for and more:)

    It's been a pleasure reading your blog for the past year!!


  31. Happy happy happy happy New Yearrrrr!! Hope you're having a beautiful 2010 so far :)

  32. WOW! You are asking a lot but I am sure they will come true. I have a moisturizer from Biotherm that I love. I called Aquasource. It is of the few products that I have been loyal to.

    B* a la Moda

  33. i think you need a new mirror and a bit of a self image check- sausage arms? you are INSANE my love!

    and yes on the moisturiser! my skin gets so used to whatever product i use it stops working pretty damn quick. boo.

  34. Now I'm dreaming of a gorgeous banquette! This is the year of dreams coming true. I can feel it!

  35. I hope 2010 is being good to you so far! And I'm so with you on the moisturizer one, I'm still looking for the perfect one too! And I'd love for my arms to be more toned - I'll work on that one along with you! Happy new year :)


  36. Looove your list! I esp. agree with you on the good moisturizer and more fruits and veggies. One of the things on my list is to get stronger- I feel like I'm not very strong when it comes to lifting things- I know I'm petite anyway but some good upper arm strength would be good :) Happy 2010!! xo, Mel

  37. Hope you're having a beautiful 2010 Ela!

    Love & Aloha, S

  38. Happy New year, Ela!

    Would love the bundle too and a blonde or red instead of gray. ;)

  39. like always im hopping it will bring mor free time and more cash ... what else could you want ;)

    more clothes!


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