Friday, October 29, 2010

The Wonder

Sometimes, we all like to think we have the best of everything.
But then comes the moments we long to have for and refuse to let go just yet.
I could barely make it to shore during the days when the storm seemed to thrash and send me away from where I needed to be.
Where the attempt to strike me into a thousand pieces and scatter them to all four corners of the world accomplished its cry to haunt me.
By then it felt that all of what was left was the remnants of yesterday's dream, lost and forgotten by the whispers that were said long ago.
How could I not see it coming, I failed to grasp the simple truth.

Then without a word, you came along, and held me against the wind.
With a steady gaze you slowly lifted me out from the recurring pattern I could not break out of.
The warmth and the acknowledgment on so many things, echoed between the words that were spoken.
It took me awhile to realize what it all meant, to be able to hold fast to something what was once thought it could not be reached.
The recurring thoughts that floated right through in the depths of Evening, how it circled and clouded my judgement.

But what immense light it brought, touching all forms of everything that I see.
Without even knowing, you revived me back to life, and I can never forget those moments, forever etched into the steadfast of time.
I hold these moments carefully in my hands, watching how it swirls and glimmers against the rays of light, and slowly press them to my heart.

Note: images via weheartit

Friday, October 22, 2010

On the Runway

First say to yourself what you would be;
and then do what you have to do.

Hello all!

This past week has been a whirlwind! It won't stop until November that's for sure!
For one thing, I've been attending Toronto's LG Fashion Week, which has been lot's of fun. I took shots and I will share some with you all!
We definitely have loads of designers with immense talent, and to see each Spring/Summer 2011 collection, I felt nostalgic for the warm season!

All of the pieces were light, wearable for everyday, colors were soft and each illuminated simple elegance and femininity.

The overall atmosphere for Jules Power was really vibrant. Great music, touches of lace on certain pieces- love.

OR by Angela Chen was all beach-worthy. If you look on the bottom far right from across the runway, you can spot the outline of actor Shane West.
I couldn't believe it at first, but then I found out that he has been in Toronto shooting for his show Nikita. A pleasant surprise. Really nice guy!

Getting ready for the next show.

What I loved about LOVAS was its loving touches on the most basic pieces like skirts and dresses. The stunning ones were the ones with sequins. Didn't have a dislike for any one of them.

So far so good!

Joie de vivre,


Saturday, October 16, 2010

When Dreams Border on Reality

All our dreams can come true...if we have the courage to pursue them.
-Walt Disney

Hello all!

My words on Dreams (as you will soon read up ahead), is an oldie but a goodie... it was previously posted as a guest post on A Wondering Star blog months ago but it is more currently updated in order to usher out the meaning this post has on me currently at the time.
For example, lately as I'm writing my book Memories of an Evening, it's becoming more and more of a possible reality that I might actually publish it.
I've been telling close friends how much it would mean the world to me if ever it becomes published, and I'll be wondering through a bookstore (my second home to me, it seems) and find a copy sitting right there...
I could honestly say that I would rest on a mountaintop of happiness and tears of joy.
Currently, I'm on a few chapters, and I have an estimate that it might be somewhat under 400 pages. Give or take!
I will try to post some excerpts of it in the near future- for now I currently have the "Prelude"- the preface of "Memories of an Evening" which you are free to read-as well as several other works that accompany this book, under the label "Memories of an Evening"
I sincerely welcome all feedback, as I love to hear what you have to say!

In addition, there are certain events this week that are coming my way which I'm super excited for!

LG Fashion Week (Toronto Fashion Week)

I'll be representing The Mike Publications, (being the Fashion writer there) as well as in a sense, representing U of T on the fashion forefront which is incredibly exciting.
I'll be taking pictures, doing some sketches on my Moleskine if possible, and updating you with future posts on how the week will turn out!
In my view, LG Fashion Week is a showcase of an immense talent of designers from Canada that ranges in stylistic views and pushes out the ability to innovate on a succeeding level- hence this year's theme "The Style of Power".
It's also uplifting to watch the Spring 2011 Collections. I love autumn, I really do, but looking at the Spring collections will keep me forward in the optimism after the cold.

And now I leave you on my words of Dreams.. may we all strive to be who we want to be, and never fail to persuade it.

Dreams... they are exactly a million pieces of the world we either wish we knew of, or experience, weaving an imaginative border of endless possibilities.
The question is: are we ready to take the plunge, or are we forever singing within our own bird cage?

The days within your life are yours to hold, and like leaves to a tree, they slip by you ever so swiftly. Dreams are veins within the branches, so set them alight.

Do not ever let anyone stop you in the way of seeking what your heart wishes. They are the ones who never quite understood the secret to Life.

At each point of our lives, we engage ourselves through certain "chapters" of dreams that we secretly aim for. From our childhood aims of going to the moon, to run faster than anybody else in the world, to be a hero- it would often come down to going around the world, run the marathon and win it for those battling leukemia around the world, to saving the one you love.
There is no difference... its only dreams that fell in love with the reality of our lives.

So go on, catch that long-forgotten dream... take it out of that glass jar, or from the stained pages of your journal, and breathe life into it. We are all that we can be- so long as we remember, our dreams will forever live within our minds and heart.

Joie de vivre,


*photos courtesy of weheartit *

Tuesday, October 5, 2010


Hello all,

I wrote this recently through a combinations emotions that I was going through, where words were really the comfort I needed, the embrace to let things go and let it lie. It was my form of escape, a reason for me to move on and just mould my writings where it can set me free, in a sense.


Written by Joanne Angelina

I really wished that it was you,
the one that would have pulled me through
the dark when all I've held was lost.
This love, it was never something that could be bought.

The help, I see it in your eyes,
your face buried in so much disguise.
I hear your inner voice calling out to me,
and you are everything that I wish to see.

I sense something deep within these waters,
The home I found in you, now gone and I'm left to wonder.
After realizing this subliminal end,
How sorry I was to think that we can begin again.

And here I stand, looking over the drifting landscape.
Chance brought me here, yet it becomes too much to take.
Like the sudden fall of glass on the winding floor,
Will the light fill in? I cannot be sure.

I sense the cold come creeping in,
Summer an awaking dream, I'll miss you so much as days grow dim.
Truth is I know I could have never been the one.
How it chocked me so, how it wrapped me so- Time whispers, " I seem to be wrong".

Joie de vivre,



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