In Japan, there is a proverb “Sit on a rock for 3 years” (“Ishi no ue ni mo 3 nen”). The origin of the saying means that if you continue to sit on a cold rock for 3 years, it’ll get warm. It refers to the philosophy that no matter how difficult and challenging it seems to achieve your goal, perseverance prevails. Thus, be patient. I have been blogging for a little over 3 years and I recently had two occasions that made me feel very rewarding and the meaning of the proverb felt close to my heart. It has never been my intention to blog in order to get a reward, but it certainly feels good to be rewarded for my hard work and know that what I do has a meaning.
One of the occasions is a gift from Milky Way Gems & Jewelry. If you have been around in the blog sphere for a while, it is very obvious that bloggers receive different kinds of deals. This is my very first time to receive a gift as a result of blogging. One of the founders of Milky Way Gems & Jewelry had left a few comments on my blog a while back. I’ve got to know her a bit as I also visited her blog. It was a long before she launched her business. Then recently I heard from her again by email. She wrote to me that she would like to send me some items of the jewelry sold in her online jewelry store, which was launched in April, 2013. She softly mentioned a blog post with the jewelry. I looked at the jewelry and said yes. I saw some items in the list that I could see myself wearing. I like fashion and even though I sort of fell off the track of Monday Mode, I am happy to have a resource to write and photograph about for my Monday Mode column. I was honored that Milky Way Gems & Jewelry thought of me and picked me to wear their jewelry.
So, here I am posing in front of my camera, took photos of myself and shamefully posting them on my blog. (It’s been a while since I took photos of myself for this blog, so I feel shy about this.) I wish I was a better photographer and know how to Photoshop. All the photos are pretty much untouched except for exposure, shadows, saturation and temperature. You see my blemish, red spot, pimples, wrinkles and dark spots, so I apologize. I hope that these photos can get you interested in Milky Way Gems & Jewelry. It was a pleasant surprise from my reader and it marked a nice 3 year blog-anniversary. Thank you, Milky Way Gems & Jewelry!
Black & White
With a black outfit or with a white outfit, you can wear it in a more formal way or dress down with a casual wear with this jewelry.