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OKAY, DON’T PANIC, MY DOMAIN’S HERE!

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yeyHello there, readers!

This will be my last post for flowersforkimberly.wordpress.com. Yes, you read that right.

But don’t worry, because flowersforkimberly.com is now alive and kicking! LMAO. You can still get updates from me and my never ending adventures and failures. My platform is still WordPress so you can always follow me again. 😉

Thank you for one and a half year of support and love! Seriously, I won’t be able to do this without you. 🙂

See you, folks! Visit the new Flowers for Kimberly and tell me what you think!

xoxo,

Kimberly ♥

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He Should Be a Good Boy

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He should be a good boy poem

He Should Be a Good Boy poem

Somebody sent me an email to give me some advice and pointers regarding my poems (Thank you, Nellie!). As you can see, most of my poems are all about love because that’s the easiest subject for me. So today, I tried to venture into something completely different and I decided to write a poem about faith, religion, and humanity. (Actually, I wrote this yesterday. LMAO)

Faith and religion are two different things. You can be faithful without your religion but you can’t be religious without being faithful. And I think that one of the main reasons for religion’s diversity is because of our lack of faith. Given our cognitive privileges, only a human being has the power to change the world’s view about everything. Maybe that’s where it all started. Someone insisted that his God is the real God, without realizing that their Gods is all the same. Yeah, it’s kinda hard to explain but you get what I mean, right? (That’s just a wild guess, anyway.)

Moving on, this is my poem and I hope ya’ll enjoy this. Just send me an email on my “CONTACT ME” page if you have suggestions or whatsoever. 😉

Remember to always be a good human, alright? 🙂

You can also check out some of my literary works.  ♥

xoxo,

Kimberly. ♥

Don’t Ever Let Them Detain You

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Flowers for Kimberly

Photo for inspirational purposes only. All texts are mine. 🙂

Sometimes, we care about a person way too much. Sometimes, they take us for granted and we let them because we know that it’s what we deserve. Sometimes, it hurts so bad that we don’t feel a thing and crying nor screaming won’t pacify us. They always told us to move on, without ever knowing that we almost lost our lives trying to. We have no idea how to be whole again and they have no idea how it feels like to be broken every time.

They don’t understand us because they don’t understand our pain, they hurt us and we let them because we love them too much. And the sad part is that our “too much” will never be enough. We could’ve offered them the world and everything that we have and everything that we will ever be, but they refused it. And we spent the rest of our lives wondering why.

Sometimes, we need to save ourselves; we need to fix ourselves, because no one will ever do that for us. Sometimes, we need to realize that we need to be happy, and we should let ourselves be happy. We will still love them, that’s for sure. Even after all these years, even after all the pain. We will still love them as eagerly as we have loved them before. Girls like us, we are doomed to love like that. And it’s only right that this time, someone would actually love us the way we always wanted to be loved, that someone would actually love us and all our brokenness.

We should get our papers, take a passport photo, and apply for a visa. Get a plane ticket, pack our bags, and put on our best shoes. We will leave the cold nights, cigarette butts, and unsaid words behind because we are going to a place where they would never ever find us.

“She’s gone, she lost it”, they will say, without knowing that they’re the ones who lose us. And as years will pass by, there will be a legend in the town that once swore us, about a girl who loved too much…

and left.

SHE: A poem

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SHE: A poem

Okay, so uh, I’m quite bored and busy at the same time (I don’t know if that’s even possible, LOL)

Anyway, this is a poem made by me. Enjoy. 😉

See my other literary works. 🙂

xo,
Kim. ♥

The Art of Color Blocking

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The art of color blocking.

I don’t know why, but here’s a fact: some girls are afraid to experiment with bold colors and neon prints. That’s why minimalist colors like black, white, red, and gray are always in demand by the female species.

Hollywood actresses and supermodels actually pull off some very good color blocking techniques both in their street style, runway, or Award’s Night. But like others, we think that they can always wear what they want because they have their flawless beauty. OMG.

Are you one of those girls? (yeah, me too. But that was before) If so, you don’t have to worry now, girl. I’ve got some awesome combinations as well as tips and tricks for you regarding color blocking. 🙂

So you can pull off that neon colors in your wardrobe the Kim Kardashian Way. 😉

 

Red-Blue-White color blocking

Red-Blue-White color blocking

Red-Blue-White color blocking

Red-Blue-White color blocking sample

This is probably one of the basics among color blocking techniques. Red, white, and navy blue actually belongs to the basic wardrobe color. They aren’t seasonal, you can find this color palette to almost every department stores and shopping malls in town. From formal to casual wear, this combination is so classy.

orange-pink-nude color blocking

orange-pink-nude color blocking

orange-pink-nude color blocking

orange-pink-nude color blocking sample

This color combination is perfect for movie dates and meet-the-parents. Orange and pink, though both striking, complements every skin color in the world. from African-Americans, Western, Latinas, and Asians, this color combination will definitely fit you perfectly. Nude is the neutral ground, since the two colors are already striking, the nude will tone it down a bit.

blue-pink-yellow color bloking

blue-pink-yellow color blocking

blue-pink-yellow color blocking

blue-pink-yellow color blocking sample

This pastel blue, pastel yellow, and pastel pink wardrobe color combinations speaks of mellow spring, and cotton candies, and child-like paraphernalia. It depicts that laid back vibe and lazy Sunday dates. Pastels are actually easier to combine with other colors that are both neutral and striking. It always gives that soft spoken sophistication.

purple-teal-orange color blocking

purple-teal-orange color blocking

purple-teal-orange color blocking

purple-teal-orange color blocking sample

This combination is so awesome! all of them seems striking, yet it complements well with each other. (Camilla Belle is so gorgeous, don’t you think?) Actually, teal belongs to the neutral colors because you can pair anything to it. And since neutral colors are meant to tone down the two striking colors, teal does the job with purple and orange.

blue-neon green-gold color blocking

blue-neon green-gold color blocking

blue-neon green-gold color blocking

blue-neon green-gold color blocking sample

Okay, so this is my utmost favorite! I love the combination of classic blue and out-of-this-world neon green. It gives that cheery and regal vibe that I really like. And another excellent color was added as a neutral ground: Gold!

 

So that’s some of the most common color blocking examples. Here, on the other hand, are the tips and tricks to pull off a very good color blocking technique.

1.) 2 striking colors need to be paired by a neutral color. And the neutral color could be your accessories, your undershirt, or your shoes.

2.) not-so-common colors can be paired with the basics like red, black, white and gray. You can pair your eccentric neon orange skirt with black or white shirt.

3.) If it resembles something, don’t wear it. One of my friends back in college wears a green shirt over her orange pants. and she simply looked like a carrot. If it reminds you of some food or things in particular, then don’t even think of wearing it.

4.) Accessories play a great role in color blocking.  A black belt or a gold stud earrings or that classic neck piece makes a great difference. Believe me.

5.) EXPERIMENT! Of course, we are differentiated by our bodies. The colors that have been posted here may or may not be flattering to you. The key is to experiment. You now know all the basics, now go to your wardrobe and try mix and match all the colors and outfits you have! The possibilities are endless!

Happy matching! 🙂

xoxo,

Kimberly. ♥

 

The Truth About My Choice to Stay Single

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Photo for inspirational purposes only.

Alright, alright. This is another inspirational and personal post for FFK.

Lately, I find myself pressured to have a new partner. After my break-up from my first boyfriend, everybody’s been all eyes and all ears on who I’m with and who among them that I’m actually dating, and who among them will probably be my next love interest. I mean, I don’t understand what the fuss is all about. I’m only twenty. Ten years to thirty and I’m not even close to settling down. Even my Mom bugs me about my current love situation now that I have a job and all, and all I could do is shrug and tell her it will come in the right time.

Yes, okay. I won’t be hypocrite about it, I’m dating guys. And it fucking bores me. Opening yourself and your life to someone again, it somehow get in your nerves. I just want some time alone. That’s it. And when I told them that sentence, they thought that I’m a bitter bitch who can’t get over with her first love.

Well, that’s partly true. PARTLY. Because who can forget about their first love, right?

And here’s the whole truth.

I’m not single because I live in unending bitterness as I sulk in the corner thinking how that bastard broke my heart. NO. I’m single because I chose to. For what he’s up to right now, I’m happy for him. Maybe our relationship won’t really work out well if we stayed for too long. Maybe we’re both toxic to each other, maybe we drag each other down instead of lifting each other up. We made mistakes, I made mistakes. But I’m not the same person since then, because I learned.

I’m single because I want to do what I want to do before. And I want to do it alone. I want to love myself first and accept all the imperfections that I have so nobody can use it against me. I want to save myself because I’m no princess, and I don’t need to be saved. Because in solitary loneliness, you’ll have a clear view of what you really want and how you really want them.

I want to fall in love with my books, with my writings, with my words. I want to fall in love with the world and all its heartaches and glory. I want to just go out there and live. Just live. Savor every breath I take, enjoy every beer, every coffee, every late night talks, every pancakes and cheesecakes, and waffles, and dark chocolates. I want to touch the impossible, and probably fight the impossible. I want to live without any restrictions, or without worrying about anything nor anyone.

And I don’t think that I need a man to do it with me right now. Because I believe that this moment is mine. And I need this as much as I need that thick slice of pizza. Haha.

And to those who are currently undergoing this very situation, you are not alone.

To those who already went through it, I am very proud of you. 🙂

xo,

Kim. ♥

Dreams and Those Chances That I Never Took


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I know that I still need to finish 24 articles within three days, but I just feel the urge to post this as soon as possible before the inspiration run dry.

As I was pondering about my life yesterday, it surprised me how afraid I was in my whole life. Seriously, I’m the type of person who I thought was brave enough to accept things as they are, because I believe that I can’t do anything about it anyway.

Boy, I was so wrong.

There’s a very fine line between the fear of the unknown and the guts to accept the unknown. I thought I’m living the latter, but yesterday, It downed on me that I am actually living the former. I’ve accepted things because I fear them, I don’t want to question anything because I’m scared of the answer and the rejection that comes with it. Yes, maybe I didn’t experience being rejected several times, but I didn’t experience the utter happiness brought by the satisfaction of being successful after several attempts. I didn’t learn through trial and error, that’s the truth. My actions are calculated, my decisions are planned, I’m doing intensive research before jumping into anything. Ask me to go sky diving and I’ll tell you that you need to go first. Ask me to apply for my dream job in my dream company and I’ll tell you I’ll think about it.

Did you ever have that feeling that something’s missing? Yeah, like that cliche movie lines. Or that you should have done something but didn’t do it. I feel it a lot. To put the right words, I feel stuck. And the weird thing about it is I don’t know why. See, I have a job, I’m not unemployed nor underemployed, I have a roof above my head, food and water on the table, and any basic need that a human could ever ask for. I have a lot of dogs at home, they are all pure-breed Labradors and they’re all fluffy and big and sweet, two of them are pregnant and soon enough, our home would be full of black and brown fluffy retarded dogs.

But still, there’s something missing.

I am a simple type of person, my dream is to go to the city and have a job, build a cozy brick house and call it a home, and probably have my own family whatsoever. Or maybe have my own coffee shop, travel to Paris and the rest of Europe, and feed my hobby which is writing and photography.

There are dreams that are impossible for me and God knows how afraid I am to risk something out of normal to achieve it. I let some of the biggest opportunities of my life to pass by. And maybe that’s the sole reason why I always idolize people who always break the norms to get what they want.

Anyway, I’m still learning, I’m only 20 years old. I still have my life ahead of me, and I am beyond happy to realize after 20 years of my existence that I should go after what I want no matter how much it takes.

Because sometimes, all we need is that one big leap.

And I wish you do too. 🙂

xo,

Kim♥

One Morning, I Woke Up and There Was No You


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Photo for inspirational purposes only.

One Morning, I Woke Up and There Was No You

I.

One morning, I woke up and there was no you,

I looked around and all I see is an empty room full of offensive memories,

of loud moans, faint cries, and genuine laughter.

One morning, I woke up and I am empty.

II.

I can still smell the faint smell of your Marlboro Reds,

and I wondered if you can smell my perfume right at this very moment.

I wonder if you miss my skin like I miss yours,

And I wonder if I was imprinted in your life like the tattoos on your arms.

III.

One morning, I woke up and there was no you,

no paintbrush, no colors, no canvass.

You told me that you would make a colorful world,

and I told you that I will help you with my words, letters, and run-on sentences.

I guess it will never happen, now.

Because one morning, I woke up and the world was dull.

IV.

You may wonder what I did when you left.

I forced my feet to stand and walk on their own,

I forced my hands to give me the most beautiful color that ever existed,

and my feet led me out the door,

and my hands gave me a Crayola,

I flipped it over and the color is named “Burn it all”.

V.

So I gathered all your things and your shadows and my memories of you.

I burn them in the garage.

and I watched as the fire warm me and protect me against the cold, rainy morning.

And I smile because I finally realized how much comfort it brings me to finally let you go.

 VI.

One Morning, I woke up and there was no you.

You never came back.

So I put on my shoes and live my life,

hoping that  one morning, I’ll wake up and I won’t remember you at all.

 

This poem is mine, all copyrights intended. :)
See my other works here.

Enjoy!

xo,
Kim ♥

What Happened in Lucban?


I have been posting a lot about myself lately as I will be graduating college and facing the harsh real world soon. I have been through the stressful thesis defense and everything graduation related, and in order to prepare us more (As well as to have a little bit of fun), Our college organized a team building in Lucban, Quezon. An overnight retreat for all of the Mass Communication students.

My life’s been cluttered lately. Everything just doesn’t seem right, and I won’t fool all of you and tell you that I am emotionally stable now because I am not. And I am glad to have some quiet time with my friends and myself to think things over. I guess I’m just going through some phase, or maybe I’m going through middle-life crisis a little too early. Haha!

Anyway, here’s what I’ve learned and realized in our overnight team building in Batis Aramin, Lucban Quezon.

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I realized that sometimes, it won’t hurt to look back, to accept things as they are, to admit that we are wrong and to forgive ourselves. After all, no one’s perfect.

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All we need is a sense of balance and everything will fall in their proper places. You need to get hurt in order to appreciate the relief that comes next. You need to be lonely in order to appreciate having a company. In every action, there’s a corresponding reaction. I guess that’s just how the universe works.

FFK3Never be afraid to spread your wings. There will be a million things that will drag you down, there will be a million reasons to stop trying and to stop the rejection. But always keep in mind that sometimes, all you need is that one big leap in order to soar and touch the sky. If you do so, remember to keep your feet on the ground.

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FFK6It feels so good to have someone who will be with you when the going gets tough, who will never let go even if it hurts to be with you. A friend who will share your fears, your doubts, your worries. And who surely deserves to be there when it gets better.

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FFK9We can’t bring back time, we can’t undo things that we wish we didn’t do. When words are said, when someone’s already hurt, when all is said and done, all we have to do is to forgive. Forgive ourselves, forgive others. And smile because life is so beautiful to live with broken friendships and regrets.

I had enjoyed my stay at Batis Aramin in Lucban, Quezon. And it was one of my unforgettable trips with my besties and with myself.

In years to come, I do hope to have more trips like this.

xoxo,

Kimberly ♥

*Photos are from my friend, Jasmin Lorraine Tan's Camera. :) 

Walking a Mile in These Shoes


Walking a Mile in These Shoes

Excited for our last College Night tomorrow. It’s been four euphoric years. And I will definitely strut these shoes in the dance floor, baby.

xo,
Kim ♥