RIP, Yulanda.

I'm still trying to process the sadness and shock that came when I found out that one of my favorite bloggers, Yulanda of Little Thoughts, has left us. She was only 28 when she lost her battle with cancer.

I first became acquainted with Yulanda through StyleDiary. I was hooked on her style--a mix of feminine, interesting pieces with great use of colors and patterns. When I learned that she started a blog, I begun to follow it religiously. That's when I learned that she was such an amazing photographer on top of being a creative fashionista. She was also quite the foodie--the food posts have everyone admiring and salivating. Without a doubt, Yulanda inspired me to explore new ways to approach fashion as well as photography. I don't think I would have thought of doing "jump" shots or learn to tell a story with pictures if I did not come across her blog.

Even though I never met her in person, I felt that she was a very sweet soul from our back-and-forth comments and messages. My deepest condolences go out to her loved ones.


Suspended Belief

I think this is the longest period of time that I've gone without posting ever since this blog started. I'm still around! There's been a lot going on in my life--some good, some bad, others somewhere in between. I still have plenty of material to post about, but it's hard to find the time to take pictures and write about it. Quality control matters to me (even if the blog is just for fun), and I would hate to slap something together just for the sake of having something to post about.

Simply put, there are a few things in my life right now that will have to take priority over blogging, at least in the next couple of months. I never thought the day would come, but I now have to contemplate whether to continue this blog. I haven't lost the zeal for blogging, but doing a good job demands much time and effort. If I decide to continue, it may take a new direction, it may not...I just don't know right now. Future posts may involve a lot more words and fewer pictures, which may not be everyone's cup of tea. All I know is that I'm not ready to shut it down at this point. In any event, I think the long break has been good for my off-line life. Once I get a new GorillaPod for my camera (the pod is currently broken), it'll also make it easier to take pictures. There are a few upcoming opportunitites for some cool posts, such as a picture-taking expedition around the city. I'm looking forward to it!

Whatever I end up deciding to do, I want to say Thanks to everyone who have been reading. I really enjoy interacting with all of you and reading your blogs. You guys are just amazing. Thanks!