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Saturday, July 31, 2010

I'm going to miss you guys...

Mood:confuzzled 


(As you can see, I have a self-portrait up! YAY! I took plenty more yesterday with my tripod, sooo go to my photoblog and you can see more! ) ♥


This may be the last post that I do before I go off to band camp. I'll be leaving on Monday and coming home Friday. One week without you guys! One week without talking to him! Oh, I'm sure I'll survive though. You guys wish me luck! 


I'm not sure what to blog about. Wednesday we had pre-camp day at the high school. We were there for 9 hours. 9 whole hours of marching and commands and... whew, was I tired after that.


I can't think of anything to blog about.


Oh! I'm helping my mom open a shop for her hair accessories. Then you guys will be able to buy them online and stuff and that'll be sweet. It's still under construction though, but once we're done, I'm going to need you guys to help me spread the word about it, kay? ;) Here's a sample picture of some of the stuff she sells. And yes, it was taken by me. :)




Okay. Well... I'm going to miss you guys! *sobs loudly* Stay strong! *sniff sniff* I'm going to miss you guys (and him)! WAHHHH! :) 

Friday, July 30, 2010

Let's Talk Religion

Mood:bored


"'Sunday mornin' wake up early,
Skip church service to find my Jesus.
I know
it sounds so sacrilegious, But I just don't belong in a place like that.
I love the cause but not the act.

'Cause
Jesus was a friend and not a judge. He loved the sinners as much as he loved the little ones.

That man was love and not an act.

I sing Hallelujah;
Hallelujah, I'm set free.

Sunday mornin' wake up early,
Skip church service
to find true meaning.
I know it sounds so disappointing,
B
ut I just don't belong in a place like that.

I love the cause but not the act.

I sing Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah;
Hallelujah,
I'm set free.' 



- Sacrilegious by NeverShoutNever!






This is pretty much my beliefs right there. I believe in God. I don't believe that if you sin you're going to hell. I don't believe if you don't go to church you're going to hell. I don't believe chruch is the only place to love God. Church is a good place, if it's for you. I for one am embarrassed to go to church. You're being mocked, judged, stared at & stereotyped by the congregation. I feel like you should have your own personal relationship with whatever God you believe in. That is the only way to be saved. If truly believe in what your practicing. Jesus was a friend and not a judge. He's there to help you. Show you how to love and how to live in harmony. That's the ultimate gift right there. Love and Peace. No fighting. No separation. Everyone is one. We're all together just looking for answers & that's what God is there to help you do.
So please, don't judge. Be a friend." - Reblogged from F.The.Future

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Now Open: My Print Shop ♥

Hello, my dear followers! I am currently selling prints. (YAY!) So you can finally buy my photographs. Please check it out and help spread the word to your family and friends. I would truly appreciate it.


Click on the photo to be directed to my print shop! :) 

Sunday, July 25, 2010

We've got some catching up to do...

Mood:happy♥


So I realise I haven't done a personal post in awhile. I'm sorry, Blogger for forgetting you! Life has just been so amazing lately. And yes, maybe it's because of a guy. But you're not getting anything out of me, yet. MUAHAHA. :P Unless, you reeeeeeeeally want to know all the details, then just give me your email address and I'll email you and then I'll talk your ears off but... :P *sticks out tongue at you and smiles* 

So what have I been doing recently this summer? Well, you know, probably not as your guys'. I've been chillin' at home, hanging out with my friends, meeting some cool new people and high schoolers, and I'll be going to band camp for a week starting on August 2nd. I'm not ready to go to band camp. I know it'll definitely be fun, and I'll get to meet even more high schoolers and I'll be able to be like, "Hah! I know more high schoolers than you!" to all the other Freshmen, but I don't know. I hope no one makes us go swimming. I mean, don't mind swimming but I'm too lazy for that. I have to take out my contacts, and then after swimming shower and blahhh. That's why I only go swimming sometimes when I feel like it. Which is not often. Plus, I don't like wearing my glasses except on weekends when I'm at home or with my close friends. Because... eye-decay (IDK). (:


And other than the band camp and band rehearsals, I'm going down to Austin, TX with my mom and Sophia to visit some old friends that we haven't seen in awhile. I can't wait! It's going to be so much fun! Plus, I hear there's a lot of vintage and thrift stores in Austin. And you all know how I love me some vintage. :) 

By the way, Sophia (my little sister, for those new followers) is turning 3 this Tuesday on the 27th. I can't believe she'll be three! Time flies too fast. I wish Summer vacation wasn't halfway over.

OH! And some AWESOME news: My dad finally found the tripod from our old film camera so I can finally do some rad self-portraits with it. YAY!!! I finally have a tripod now! :D YESYESYES!!! Haha, I'm sorry, only I would be this excited about a tripod.

ANDDDD! I'm selling my photos now, if you're interested. Go here to my shop!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

For Sale.

Mood:loved


Alright, guys. I'm currently selling prints. Check it out? :D




CLICK HERE.


---------------
Candy

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

It's Time...

Mood:amazing



Yes, yes it is. :)

Sunday, July 18, 2010

"I'm Bond. James Bond."

Yes, I know. Three posts in one day. But I had to do this post. :D 

He Ate My Heart

Mood:inspired


You say 'hello' and suddenly I can't breathe, my heart beating a million times faster, racing to the silent rhythm of a butterfly's wings. Time stops for you. The sun pauses, just to shine its glorious rays onto you.


There are so many things I want to say to you. I've never felt like this before, ever. When I'm with you I feel like I can spread wings and fly. 


To see your smile, your angelic eyes of cerulean blue, oh what could be sweeter?


I surrender myself, my heart is all yours to take. I rip it out of my skin and hand it carefully over to you. You drop it heartlessly, a sinister smile on your face, and it shatters, falling down onto the floor like glass into a million pieces. 




"He Ate My Heart", Prose © 2010 by 'Candy'. All rights reserved.

Sweet, Sweet, Love - Playlist

Mood:happy


I realize I haven't done anything for Music Monday in a long time. So here's another playlist of some sweet, sweet songs about young love. :) 


1. The Duet by NeverShoutNever!
2. The Second That You Say by Chase Coy
3. Alone by Sanctus Real
4. Love like Woe by The Ready Set
5. Happy by NeverShoutNever!
6. I Will Follow You Into the Dark by Death Cab for Cutie
7. Bubbly by Colbie Caillat
8. Crush by David Archuleta
9. Vanilla Twilight by Owl City
10 Fall for You by Secondhand Serenade

Friday, July 16, 2010

Dear Heart, I fell for a boy - so good luck. XOXO...

Mood:♥

“You know you're in love when you can't fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.” - Dr. Seuss

Oh boy.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

World, meet Ronald. Ronald, meet World...

Mood:amazing


It came. Early! I got it yesterday. Here are some shots I took from yesterday & today so far.


Yesterday:




Today:
I'll give you a sneak peek because I took a lot of photos and some family photoshoots. I'll be posting them soon onto my new photography blog, (even though I haven't gotten around to it), but be sure to follow because I'll be posting them all tomorrow, including today's photo sessions. I'll be updating them all very frequently on there! 






Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Guest Post: Rosa from RDNY!

Mood:Snazzy
Hi guys, I guess I should do an introduction about myself before actually talking about something. My name is Rosa and I own RDNY!. I live in Western Sydney, Australia and I'm currently 17. I've been lucky enough to win the 100 followers contest on Candy's Blog. HORRRAY! Let me say, Candy is amazing :) its such a great opportunity to have my first guest post at her blog.

Since Candy is in much love of photography as I am, I thought I'd share with you some photography of my own. I don't really have a style, I think my subjects mostly consist of inanimate objects which is mostly food. I don't take photos of people yeah.. I'm on the road on improvement as well :)
Cupcakes
DAY191
DAY189
DAY178
DAY163
Homemade Hazelnut Macarons
Dancing Droplets
Lindt Delice/Macaron
DAY82

I'd like to thank Candy for giving me such a great opportunity :)

Monday, July 12, 2010

I mean, honestly...

Mood:awesome
Alright. So recently, Rosa from RDYN! tagged me with an Honesty Award. So what I have to do is answer all the bolded questions truthfully and honestly and also tag this award to six other people to do the same thing.

Here are the people I tag:
1. Kay from Cerulean Skies
2. Adriana from Under the Glass Observation Dome
3. Regan from A Fairytale of Photos 
4. Leona from Cuppycake Lies
5. Hannahlee from HannahGirl
6. Yelena from June Daisies

Share one thing that nobody knows about you.

Something that nobody knows about me... that's pretty hard. The thing is, I feel so comfortable telling you guys stuff. You guys aren't just my random blog readers. You guys are my Blogger "family", almost. Plus, there are things that I have told my friends and family. It's so difficult to think of something that nobody knows. I guess I'll have to dig back into an old diary or something. Let's see... can I come back to you on this one?


What is your biggest regret in life?
I'll have to leave you with a quote, here. (;
"I have no regrets in my life. I think everything happens to you for a reason. The hard times that you go through builds character, making you a much stronger person."


What would you do with a thousand dollars?
A thousand dollars really isn't a lot, but first I'd want to buy something for my parents for having to actually deal with me on a daily basis. xD And then perhaps some nice glass for my new camera, and something music-related, of course.  
If you could go back in time, would you still pick the person you are with right now?
I can't answer this question, seeing as I am not with anyone right now? ...


What do you like or dislike about my (the taggers) blog page?

I don't dislike anything about them at all and why would I? They are all truly amazing, talented, and awesome people. (;

Sunday, July 11, 2010

5 Days... and some updates!

Mood:excited




photos © by Candy. All rights reserved.

5 days until my beloved Canon Eos Rebel T1i comes. I'm super excited! Now, all I need is a name for him... any suggestions? I was contemplating on naming him Ronald Weasely, so I can be like, "Hey, so I've been hanging out with Ron this weekend." Haha, yeah, I'm a Harry Potter dork. (Don't judge!) I'll think of something.

Anyway, some updates:

*So it's official! I'm going to Austin, TX for a week beginning on August 22nd! I'm going down there with Sophia and my mom to visit some family friends. Plus, it's not like I have any other plans this summer besides photography and band stuff. (Fail.) I only wish that I would stop in my hometown Norman, Oklahoma to visit all my friends, but I can't. D: I'm so excited, nonetheless! I haven't been down South in forever. I miss it. And even though I live in the suburbs in the Midwest, I'm really a city girl at heart.... although I sometimes wonder what it would be like to live on a farm. They're so beautiful and there's so many things you can take pictures of... 

* My dear Blogger friend, Rosa will be doing a guest post on the 13th, and I will be doing a guest post on her blog, as well, seeing as how she won the 100 followers contest. I thought this might be fun! So yeah, watch out for that. 

Hmm, I really don't have anything else to say. I'll keep you updated. 

Love always,

Friday, July 9, 2010

I'm Getting My First DSLR! :)

Mood:ecstatic


As the mood indacator suggests, I am ecstatic. Why? Because I'm getting a new camera! And not just any new camera. A Canon Eos Rebel T1i. And it's not just any Canon camera - it's a DSLR! I am super psyched! We ordered on the 7th (Wednesday) after I asked my dad casually when we would be able to get it. I thought it would be at least another month before we ordered it, but really, since my mom didn't get to go to Indiana (therefore, I didn't get to make any money) there was no point in waiting. Of course, I'd have to pay for half of it (with money I saved up from working a few years ago) and it'll most likely be an early X-mas or B-day present, it's still worth it. It'll be my new lover. (Next to Mr. Sushi, my iPod, of course.) 


It just shipped today though and will probably arrive on the 16th. That's one week away. That's too long! I was being emotionally prepared for it to arrive this Monday. More waiting... 
I hate waiting.


But hey, while you're reading this, I just started a new and more official photoblog/portfolio to celebrate the event of me getting my first DSLR. The old blog will most likely stay there to rot because I can't imagine deleting it.


But yeah, I created a new one, and once I get used to my new camera, I might even sell some prints. (You guys shall help me spread the word once I do, won't you?) *wink wink/hint hint* 


It's still under construction, but there's no pain in following early. It only takes a click of a mouse. After all, you're not doing anything right now seeing as you're reading my boring little blog. 


Go on! www.pearlxiaophotography.blogspot.com


Thursday, July 1, 2010

"I don't have a speech prepared..."

Mood:hopeful

I have 100 followers! Can you believe it?
I don't exactly have a speech prepared... but I just wanted to let you guys know that you guys are amazing. The reason I haven't posted in so long is because I've been thinking about what to do for this post. You guys have motivated and inspired me so much. Ever since I accidently deleted my first blog, I decided that I wanted to have a new reason for blogging; I wanted to blog for you guys, not me. To inspire and be inspired. Wow. 100 followers... I still can't believe it. Thank you guys! I wanted this post to be special. Some sort of activity, maybe, but I couldn't think of anything...not really. But hey, how about some riddles, activities, and stuff? I don't have any giveaway prizes or anything, but it'll be fun... c'mon! Everyone participate! The person with the most points win! Wait, wait...I know what they would win! A guest post on my blog! *Yeah I know, it's lame, but hey, why not? :D

*copy, paste, and answer onto comment form!
*no googling!
*have lots of fun!


Can you solve these riddles?
1. This is an unusual paragraph. I'm curious how quickly you can find out what is so unusual about it. It looks so plain you would think nothing was wrong with it! In fact nothing is wrong with it! It is unusual though. Study it and think about it but you still may not find anything odd. But if you work at it a bit you might find out! Try to do so without any coaching! (10 Points)
Your answer:

2. What comes once in a minute, twice in a moment, but never in a thousand years? (5 points)
Your answer:

3. What belongs to you but others use it more than you do? (5 points)
Your answer:

What about these trivia questions?
4. What famous document begins: "When in the course of human events..."? (5 points)
Your answer:

5. In what season was Bambi born? (5 points)
Your answer:

Finish the lyrics.
6. "Come with me, and you'll be, in a world of ____  _________." (5 points)
Your answer:

7. "I can feel you all around me, thickening the ___ I'm breathing." (5 points)

8. "Somewhere, ______ __ ___, somewhere, waiting for me..." (5 points)

Your total points: _________
Now post your answers in the comments form and I'll announce the winner soon! ♥

Thanks for being such amazing followers.

-Candy
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