Wednesday, February 17, 2016


I created this blog years ago in the hopes of sharing snippets of my lovely existence. But as always, life gets the better of me and this little parcel of online real estate has been left unattended far too long. From my very first post in 2008, then a planned, though very unsuccessful  blog comeback in 2012, I got engaged,  planned a wedding,  got married, went on my honeymoon,  conceived, gave birth and now I am mommy to a 9 month old baby. All these events should have given me enough material to write about. But, no!  Eight years, and all I have are 4 measly articles. Hopefully, this time around I get this blog running as I originally planned. Especially with a baby in tow, there is just so much to share and document. 

Let's hope I keep on writing and you, my dear readers, would keep on reading.


mrs chaitea

Sunday, June 24, 2012

sunday slowdown

I have always been partial to modern and multi-functional pieces and spaces, so when one of my co-workers suggested we check out the Dwell on Design show in Downtown LA this Sunday, I immediately said yes.

So what is Dwell on Design?
"Dwell on Design  is a  three-day celebration that brings together the best and brightest products, services, and thought leaders in modern design today for a series of conversations, demonstrations, tours, and much more. In addition to featuring over 350 exhibitors on the show floor, Dwell on Design encourages an ongoing design dialogue, showcasing over 70 presentations on three separate stages. This year, the show goes beyond the urban dwelling to encompass all aspects of the modern lifestyle, seeking out a new definition for modern beyond expectations"
 This year's show focused a lot on green and sustainable living spaces.  The exhibit included modern, sustainably designed homes that uses reclaimed and/or green materials. Truly it proves that with enough creativity and good design, one can create something that can be good for the environment.

 Just a couple of things that caught my fancy...

Rotating Lounger

Totally enthralled with G-Pod's British Rotating Lounger which combines  garden seating and resting environment. Totally love how it can transform from a lounger to dining set. An added feature is that it can be rotated to position the entrance into the sun or shade and even rotate out of the wind.

 Treadmill Work Station

It would totally be cool if I can change my office desk to this then I can combine working with working out.

Interesting exhibit set from Jonathan Adler. They transformed bathtubs to sofa.  An interesting exterior garden set, don't you think?

Cricket Covered Trailers

These covered trailers I think are perfect when we go to do our annual Mammoth camping trip.

My favorite exhibit was definitely the pimped-out Airstream Travel Trailers. A total luxury as this particular model costs $90K.  But this would be perfect for those long road trips plus it saves you paying for hotels as it includes a working kitchen (with microwave and sink), toilet, shower and a queen size bed.

Airstream Travel Trailers
 Walking around the exhibit I met this steely fellow. It actually acknowledged me as I took a picture of it.

Say cheese !

Enjoying the quasi-outdoors

After all the walking, we were starved. Glad that when we got to my co-worker's house we were greeted with an authentic, Saudi Arabian lunch spread.  First time eating Saudi Arabian cuisine and I totally love it. Pretty similar to Mediterranean cuisine which I can eat everyday.
Home-cooked Saudi Arabian spread for lunch - Kabsa and Harisa

Though we spend 5 days of the week together, it is still nice to hang-out with my co-workers on the weekends.  Totally grateful to work with these people.

United Colors of  Benetton
Top: Old (similar here),
Bag:  H& M Tote in Beige with Blue Stripes

Have a great weekend ahead, folks! 


Saturday, June 23, 2012

the comeback v.2012

Yes, I admit it. I am guilty of abandoning this little piece of online real estate.  I have been meaning to revive this blog long ago  but I easily get distracted before I can even type the post that I have already composed in my head. Hopefully this time I can manage to keep this blog up.

Looking forward to sharing my thoughts on things that have caught my fancy, including my choice of vittles, vestures and accoutrements or just about anything. Hope you keep me company...



Sunday, November 29, 2009

the comeback

After being MIA from this blog for so long, I've decided to reconnect with the blogging world and revive this blog.

So better watch out...

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

a nerd's love confession

Watching the crazy antics of Harold & Kumar has always sent me rolling on the floor.  But the poster boys of stoners, like everyone else, aren't immune to love.

I fear that I will always be
A lonely number like root three

The three is all that's good and right,
Why must my three keep out of sight
Beneath the vicious square root sign,
I wish instead I were a  nine

For nine could thwart this evil trick,
with just some quick arithmetic

I know I'll never see the sun as 1.72321
Such is my reality, a sad irrationality

When hark! What is this I see,
Another square root of a three
Has quietly co-waltzing by,
Together now we multiply
To form a number we prefer,
Rejoicing as an integer

We break free from our mortal bonds
With the wave of magic wands
Our square root signs become unglued
Your love for me has been renewed

- David Feinberg

Sunday, August 10, 2008

let me write

I have a confession to make...

I am a frustrated writer.

No, I do not wish to write the next New York bestseller nor be awarded the Pulitzer Prize.  I just want, at the very least, to become a respectable writer, per my lowly standards.  No lofty writing ambitions for me except to be able to transpose the one million and two thoughts running at the speed of light in my brain into one coherent and written form, free for anyone and everyone to have their fill.

I have made countless attempts to work on this frustration and hone the little that is left from the writing skills I have developed from time long gone.  But I never seem to have the staying power to keep my words flowing.  I start with a paragraph or two and then I drift away, my attention diverted to some other fleeting matter.

But today, the itch to write came to taunt me.  Maybe brought about by my desire to keep my mind from being idle and to try to ease my restless soul.  

So once I again I will try to write.  To write like I've never written before.  Today, I will resolve to work on this long-standing frustration of mine.  And this virtual-rented space will help me on this project. 

I will (re)start writing and vow to keep on writing; be it about philosophy or politics, and yes, my-sometimes-exciting-oftentimes-boring existence (word of caution: i will be writing on this more than any other topic).

Then maybe, when I have written all that is that I have wanted to write, the devils that lurk within me will be cast away, then I can finally call myself a writer.