Darlyn’s Haven



Christmas 2012 At Darlyn’s

For the past 3 years, my sister and I spend our Christmases simple and alone. It sounds sad, kind of is a bit, but it’s ok. Our parents couldn’t come home for the holidays, and we couldn’t go back to Jeddah either (plane tickets are damn expensive). We made the best of things via internet, it’s not much, but it’s a way to see them.

Aladdin became an addition to our Christmas party list around 2010. The holidays became less… grey.

This Christmas, we had the wonderful opportunity to spend it with my friend, Darlyn and her mother. It was a nice change, I actually enjoyed the holidays for a change, as in REALLY enjoy it. It’s not like I don’t enjoy being with just my sister and Aladdin, I do! But, you know, change is good sometimes.


Mother & Daughter

Tita Arlene (or is it Arlyn? I never bothered to ask how her name is spelled), was a gracious, bubbly, and generous hostess. I forgot what it was like to just lie back and be doted upon. I miss my parents. But it wasn’t the time to be mopey, there was food (seriously, a LOT of food), good friends, my sister, and my Aladdin. It was one of those moments I will treasure, forever. My parents and I will make it up to each other next year. Thank you Tita (you too, Dar ❤ ) for having us for Christmas. It was awesome!









Khea, my dear sister, always remember that you are an awesome human being. You are not anti-social, you’re just shy. You don’t repel people, you just don’t attract mediocrity. You are a talented artist and I look forward to decorate our home with your masterpieces.

Aladdin, as usual, I love you. And I want to spend every holiday, EVERYDAY, with you. Darlyn’s neighborhood is pretty nice, so peaceful and far away from… people. I love it. I know where to build our future home now!

Darlyn, what can I say? Thanks. I don’t wanna be all mushy and stuff… but… you know… love ya.


Ma and Pa, WE MISS YOU. A LOT.

To my brother, estranged we may be, but you are still my brother. I hope that “gift” I gave you makes up for some of my insubordination. I know you you’ll always be there for me, even if I’m being ME.

All in all, Christmas 2012, was awesome! Merry Christmas everybody!

Happy Birthday Papa


I am, obviously, not the greatest poet of my generation. But what I’m sure of is that I am the daughter of the kindest,most loving, and down to earth man in the world. Khea and I are damn lucky to have you as a father. Thank you for taking care of us and being a good husband to Mama. God has indeed blessed us. We love you, Papa. Can’t wait to see you next year! 🙂

A Once A Year Indulgence

Saturday afternoon and we decided to do our Christmas shopping downtown. We didn’t intend to color coordinate our clothes, we’re not THAT fond of each other. Hehe. It was just… a happy coincidence.


Blue Themed Saturday

1. My Lady Bag!

Darlyn, you doll! Thank you for helping me pay for this beauty. I love it so! At least I managed to check ONE off my Christmas List! Hehe. Thanks!






2. Awesome Gel Eyeliner


It was 30% off… I had to get it. Hehe. It’s a gift for me, from me… I LOVE ME. ❤

3. Khea’s HESH Skullcandy Headphones

My sister, Khea, likes to be in her own little world. Since we share a room, she likes to block noise (mostly me) with music.  Seriously, you can barely hear anything else while wearing these awesome headphones Darlyn and I got her. It’s like a disco bar when you listen to music with it. Darlyn and I saw it at Marymart and knew it was the perfect gift for Khea. Your two Ate’s love you very much Khea.



4. RRJ “Burn” Perfume

I can’t get my hands off my boyfriend as it is, and now he’s going to smell ultra yummy with this. Thank God it’s cold, there’s gonna be a lot of hugging and cuddling (probably more). I hope he likes it. 😀

RRJ Burn

5. Maybelline Volum Express Cat Eyes Mascara for Darlyn

Maybelline Cat Eyes Mascara

It’s the least I could do for you, bi**h.  😉

After pillaging through the mall, countless times, we rewarded ourselves (which was basically what we did the whole afternoon, we love ourselves too much!) with a late lunch at KFC.

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Sans Rival Krushers. Not exactly Darlyn’s best decision since she had a nasty cough. But hey! It was delish!

Tinay KFC Alfredo Pasta Bowl KFC Mini Bucket of Fries

I hope we can do this again! And maybe next time, we’ll drag our Donna Isabelle along.


I don’t mind having these awesome things (believe me, I don’t), I know that the most important thing this season, is not clothes or fancy eyeliners or “bonggaceous” food, its being grateful and sharing the love with everyone around we cherish. I am so grateful to have an awesome family, friends, and partner in life. I pray that God will continue to bless me and those around me.

And I pray that everyone have Merry Christmas and a prosperous new year.


Our “Wild” Friday Night

While others were partying and drinking till their stomachs bleed and having the time of their lives…

There we were…

Braiding each other’s hair while watching tutorials…

We were so engrossed watching braid tutorials we ended up trying them. In this photo, I did (for the very first time) a “waterfall” braid on my friend Darlyn. (Left: Curly. Right: Straight)

We could’ve gone out and flaunt our new-found talent, but… no. We had bacon instead.

Our mom’s should be proud!