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A Fool’s Day Out on April 1st


April 1st.

We all know what that means right? April fools day! Sadly we were not able to do some trolling anywhere which is sad. But my 2nd family and I with my sister went to WalMart (still wishing it was BuyMore). Ate a this Pizza joint called Jack’s Dough and did some grocery shopping at Sam’s Club, which is still WalMart to my knowing.y

Here I decided to play around with the hot sauce and fake grass that was just beside my seat at the Restaurant. ^_^

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This is the view from outside Jack’s Dough. That is a lot of cars… I still wish that those were Nerd Herd cars though.
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This is my Father and his wife Renee, trolling around while waiting for the food to arrive.
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Finally our Jack Dough pizza arrives! Layers upon LAYERS of CHEEZY goodness! Can you see how absolutely SINFUL this is? The BEST PIZZA in BEIJING YET!
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After eating we went to the grocery to get some stuff.

Here is my sister and I lounging around the outdoor equipment area.
I think we have a promising career path as Buy More Employees. We can slack around quite professionally. ^_^
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I have to apologize for all the CHUCK jargon and references. You see we are all fans of this series and we secretly (or not) want to be able to make sure the Family of CHUCK NBC stays with us wherever and whenever. So I am proud to say that CHUCK lives in my heart, and my loyalties lie in the beautiful place called BuyMoria!

Okay I am being really weird.

anyway.

There is one photo I was not able to post in this entry because I had already posted it on my jux.com account. So get your butts over there! :)

https://laranovales.jux.com/158660

follow me so I can see your snapshots of the beautiful world around us. :P

cheers!
Lara Krystle “Lane” Novales
http://thinspirationaljourney.wordpress.com
http://laranovales.wordpress.com
http://laranovales.jux.com

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Endless Possibilites


My sister and I are on a weight loss journey. Yes I have converted her to the dark side. :P I am into Thinspiration whilst she is on FitSpiration. Which is a very very good thing.

Anyway, Last March 30th my sis and I went to the GIANT park behind our condo complex and walked and ran and played and what not. Just had fun while burning the CARBS and FATS and CALORIES from our systems. It was fun and we plan to do it again.

this is my sister climbing up and down this “thing” in the exercise park. I took a photo while on the sit up bench and it turned out pretty okay.

I posted this photo on Jux as well so you really need to check it out.
If you are a photo blogger and you want a really good platform to showcase your photos in a beautiful way, JUX.COM is the place to go. ^_^

you can check mine out here at

https://laranovales.jux.com/

cheers!
Lara Krystle “Lane” Novales
http://thinspirationaljourney.wordpress.com
http://laranovales.wordpress.com
http://laranovales.jux.com 

The City Seekers Scavenger Hunt


Hey guys! it me again. Finally I was supposed to post this last night but did not have time nor the internet VPN speed to do so.

If you remembered last friday my sister, her friends and I had an impromptu scavenger hunt and had tons of fun playing. So for the past week I have been planning and organizing a bigger hunt for them once again. I asked Dana to invite her friends/classmates to the event. I printed out some invitations from http://www.coolest-parties.com (I will post a photo next time), made a better scavenger hunt list. Oh and mind you this is a PHOTO scavenger hunt.

So on March 16, 2012, Friday (which was yesterday) we held the very first official City Seekers Scavenger Hunt! Our venue was of course The Village at Sanlitun Beijing.  There were 10 people who participated in the hunt and I divided them into 2 teams. The Nyans led by Dana and The Party Rocking Waffles led by Lisa. The teams are as follows:

The Nyans

  1. Dana
  2. Sarah
  3. Emma
  4. Honey

The Party Rocking Waffles

  1.  Lisa
  2. Anna
  3. Ahmed
  4. Rona

There were 2 other girls who had to leave earlier on in the game so I will not include them in the listing here.

Below is the scavenger hunting list that was given to each team member,

  1. A team mate wearing one red high heel shoe
  2. The whole team wearing a hat
  3. A photo of any sales man named “john”
  4. The whole team wearing purple eyeshadow
  5. The whole team reading book at a book or magazine store
  6. The whole team on an escalator
  7. A mother pushig a baby stroller
  8. Getting 4 strangers to do the “YMCA” pose
  9. Team’s reflection on something other than a mirror
  10. Entire team jumping (everyone must be in mid air for photo to count)
  11. Entired team acting as a display manequin
  12. Any kind of traffic Sign
  13. High five a stranger
  14. Team mate hugging a tree
  15. A sick ass HOT sports car
  16. Take a lookbook.nu shot of 1 team member
  17. A photo of the most expensive food from a restaurant menu you can find
  18. Get a stranger to do a Michael Jackson Pose
  19. Get a stranger to do a Lady Gaga pose
  20. Get some foreigners to do korean poses with the whole team
  21. 2 members of the team sandwhiching a stranger in a charlie’s angels pose
  22. Photo of a bird
  23. Someone eating an ice cream or a popsicle
  24. have a stranger take your whole team photo while team is doing a pyramid

BONUS ITEMS:

  1. Look for a fashionable person and take lookbook.nu photos of them
  2. A creative shot with a very random object
  3. Creative planking shot of a team mate
  4. Get a stranger to try out an outfit
  5. Get a foreigner to plank
  6. For every calling card you give out, take a photo
Here are some of the entires of each team. NOTE: Some of the people who the kids photographed asked to not upload or show their photos online so of course we respect their request and will not include those here.

The Party Rocking Waffles Scavenger hunt photos

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The Nyans Scavenger hunt photos

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Both teams did really well on the hunt. But of course only one team can win. And with 130 points the NYANS won. The party Rocking Waffles got 127.5 points.

So there you have it. I’m not going to post much on what happened during the hunt because I was not in it i was just waiting for them in a coffee shop while they ran around disturbing the peace ^_^ LoL!

I hope you enjoyed it!

cheers!

Lara Krystle “Lane” Novales

http://laranovales.wordpress.com

http://thinspirationaljourney.wordpress.com

http://laranovales.tumblr.com

Photo Scavenger Hunt in the Village


Finally part 03 of 03 of My day out int The Village with my sister and her friends.

We got a little bored there so we started chasing each other but it was too mundane and kinda weird to be doing that kind of thing. Plus I’m almost 23 years old and its not really fitting for me to be playing tag with the kiddos. (although ilove playing tag).  While taking a breather an Idea struck me. Why not have a mini photo scavenger hunt in the VILLAGE?!

So we put together a quick list of items that we need to take a photo of/with and whoever finishes the list wins.

So here is the list of items/people that we needed to find.

  1. Someone wearing any Rainbow/Technicolored outfit
  2. An Apple Genius
  3. A person wearig something furry/fluffy
  4. A Guy holding a hotdog
  5. A person with an iPhone or iPad
  6. With a Mannequin
  7. someone with Fake Nails
  8. Rainbow lollipop
  9. Studded belts
  10. Guy with long hair
  11. - 13.   3 dog photos

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Someone wearing any Rainbow/Technicolored outfit

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An Apple Genius

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A person wearig something furry/fluffy

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A Guy holding a hotdog

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A person with an iPhone or iPad

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A person with an iPhone or iPad

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With a Mannequin
someone with Fake Nails

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Rainbow lollipop

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Studded belts

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Guy with long hair

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3 dogs.

So there you go. It was really fun! Running around and talking to people asking them if we could take photos of them for the scavenger hunt game.

We had so much fun that we decided to have an After Exam Photo Scavenger Hunt tradition Meaning next week we’re doing it again and hopefully with more people. ^_^

I feel like a teenager again. Squee…..

Any ideas or suggestions for a photo scavenger hunt?

Trolling with my Sister and her Crazy Friends in The Village


This is actually the part 2 or 3 posts on my day last March 9 with my sister and her friends.
My first post was on my walk around The Village in SanLiTun http://laranovales.wordpress.com/2012/03/10/the-village-walk/

At around lunch time my sister was finally done with her exams and met up with me at Costa Coffee and being the crazy bunch that we are we decided to TROLL around in SanLiTun’s The Village. Oh and all the photos were taken via iPad2 (iPad-graphy??)

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from left to right: Sarah, Layouni, Dana, Rhona and Lisa

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American Apparel Mannequin TROLLING

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Patiently Waiting for Steve Madden to Open

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Sarah and Rhona enjoying their Free Massage at SunDan

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Rhona, tearing up because of the Spicy Chicken Wings at McDonalds

So Thats about part 02 of my Day in The Village. Hopefully after I post this I will be able to immediate post about our Photo Scavenger Hunt.
 

My Kindergarten Students Proved To Me That Art is a Universal Language


Being a teacher has some perks besides monetary value or anything materialistic.

Even if I only started recently, the students at the Salvation Learning Center (I am not sure if that is the correct name, Mandarin is a bitch sometimes)
has grown quite close to me now. I don’t know why but they are the sweetest things.

I had my ESL class today and we were talking about our recent trip to the Ocean Zoo(park) and also who is in our family and our topic for today was In My Classroom.

At the beginning of the class they were saying something to me in Chinese but I couldn’t understand what they were trying to say. Although I used to study Chinese I haven’t been using it for over 2 years so I’m really rusty at it. But the students were really patient with their “laoshi” (teacher–me) and explained it to me in various ways and they even tried so hard to try to translate it in English.  Anyway, they ended up just drawing on the board what they were trying to tell me. Here are some of the photos. Then at the end of the post I will tell you what they were trying to say to me.

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They were trying to ask me to tell them or to show them the people in my family. So they started drawing their families.
I think it was so cute. Goes to prove that art is a very universal language.

cheers!
Lara Krystle “Lane” Novales

http://laranovales.wordpress.com

http://thinspirationaljourney.wordpress.com

http://laranovales.jux.com

Greens, Soup, Tofu Chicken Breakfast with the Family


In the past I thought that I will never be able to stand Chinese food everyday. But living with my Dad, Renee, and Emma proved to be a different story.
You see back in the Philippines I was so bored with food. Even eating out was no thrill. Nothing was able to surprise or satisfy my cravings for good, new and different food.

For almost a week now I have been eating Home Cooked Chinese food everyday and I have to admit I love it! I love the fact that its 70% Vegetables and 30% meat. As you all might know I am the Author of  Thinspirational Journey  so eating good, healthy “thinspo” food is something I want to do.

So here are a few photos of what I had this morning.

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So as you can see it is pretty healthy. The first photo is not pork okay? Its Chicken and Tofu in a special Chinese sauce.

I love this kinds of food. I have been feeling great on the inside.

Speaking of feeling great, even my Step Sister Emma loves veggies. I was able to take a few photos of her and managed to take one whilst smiling.

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She loves her veggies a lot ^_^

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The extended Family

So there you have it. Learning to love the greens!

Sisters


Today I want to share with all of you my two sisters.

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this is Emma, she is actually my half sister.

Emma is my half sister n my fathers side of the family. The cutest and sweetest creature to roam the face of this planet

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my sister, Dana.

Dana is my partner in crime. She is an awesome dancer and artist and an aspiring fashion designer.

So there you have it. Three peas from the same pod.
All girls
All cute

Cheers !
Lara Krystle “Lane” Novales

I Fail to Realize How Awesome My Friends Are


in just a few more day i will be Leaving for Beijing, China and of course, just like anyone, I wanted to hang out with my friends before I left. So Cheyse, Ashely and I scheduled a meet at the Mall of Asia. We had tons of fun even if just for a brief moment because Cheyse had to go and cover an event at SMX then go to the Balloon festival at Clark Pampanga.

Had some pizza and Pasta at the Aveneto Pizzeria and talked and talked… like what most girls do. And right after our heavy meal we went on to take outfit photos. I was so not ready for that though. :( but nonetheless I joined in on the fun.

Sometimes fail to realize how cool and awesome and beautiful my friends are. I am truly going to miss them when I leave. But rest assure I will be visiting them as often as my budget will permit it ^_^

We’re Anything But Ordinary


You come from here, I come from there
You rock out in your room, I rock a world premiere
We’re more alike than anybody could ever tell

Friday we’re cool, Monday we’re freaks
Sometimes we rule, sometimes we can’t even speak

But we can get up and let loose and LOL

It may seem cliché for me to wanna say
That you’re not alone
And you can call me uncool but it’s a simple fact
I got your back

‘Cause we’re one and the same
We’re anything but ordinary
One and the same
I think we’re almost legendary

You and me, the perfect team

Chasing down the dream
We’re one and the same!

I’m kinda like you, you’re kinda like me
When we write the same song in a different key
It’s got a rhythm you and me can get along

It may seem cliché for me to wanna say
That you’re not alone
And you can call me uncool but it’s a simple fact
I still got your back

‘Cause we’re one and the same
We’re anything but ordinary
One and the same
I think we’re almost legendary

You and me, the perfect team
Shaking up the scene
We’re one and the same!