5.5.10

That could have been my last day

We all heard this: Live each day as if it is your last. But you know what, I never truly made those words alive until I realized I could have died last Saturday if that failed terrorist attempt at Times Square was not a failure. I really didn't realize the magnitude of what happened until I read the newspaper this morning. They said it was milliseconds away from exploding if they (God bless NYPD!) didn't find it and/or (I'm not sure :) if there was no malfunction of a wire thingy (whatever they call it, pardon the foundering of my memory). If it worked --thank God, it didn't-- I can't even start to imagine what would have happened.

So, it was the first summer-like day in New York City. After months of having a moody weather, finally the sun smiled, and the people rejoiced with it.
I went to Times Square with my brother. We were waiting for my friend to join us watch a movie at around 4. So we hang out at Ripley's. They had this cool free show. By cool I mean watching a man hammering a 9-inch (add or subtract) nail in his nose. Believe it or not.
But then, it took my friend 5 minutes before forever to come. So I was like, "Where in the whole wide world are you?!"
But on the second thought, I was like "Take your time..." watching those men in uniform behind me. Just kidding. No, not really.
But when she came, we found out that the movie we were planning to watch is not playing yet. So we decided to go where our feet lead us. And apparently, it led us to the Crossroads of the World.
We had so much fun basking in the warm weather and the diving in the ocean of people. There's just something about Times Square that hypes up one's soul. (And if you can read the first part of my brother's shirt statement... it quite sums up why.)
And sometimes, there could be a fairy tale right in the middle of the concrete jungle.
And you can go crazy without even being deemed crazy at all.
When the clock struck 5:30pm and as the temperature hit 80s, what's the better way to celebrate it than having a blissful cup of ice cream? Of course we couldn't end that day without having one. We then sat right within the radius of explosion if Faisal Shahzad's attempt was successful and if he attempted to do it an hour earlier.
But for some reason, we decided to go round and about the city.
Did a little sight seeing.
NYPD-marveling. They are everywhere. 
There is no such spot where there's no cop standing. And we should be all thanking for that.
And for quite awhile, we just stood around.
But at 6ish, we aimlessly went to Bryant Park, which we later on realized was a blessing in disguise. We just sat there talking about all things nonsense.
Then after an hour of not knowing what to do, we went back to Times Square for dinner.
And we didn't wonder what's going on with the influx of people in the streets obstructing the traffic. We never asked ourselves why the hell the cops are detouring the flow of the crowd. All we cared that time was we were so darn hungry.

The funny thing about that day was we didn't know there was a bomb scare until I (my friend and my brother went home ahead) got home after midnight. Oh, the pure joy of innocence.

So yeah, what a day it was. And it will be a shame if I didn't learn anything from it. LESSON LEARNED: Life is uncertain, we should not live as if everything's gonna last. Life is short, we should not waste it over something that doesn't matter.

Enjoy life now! After all, "now" is all you've got.


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79 stylish comments:

Sidewalk Chalk said...

I'm so glad you're okay. It's crazy how close it was to going off in Times Square. I've always felt safe every time I've been there -- something about the crowds of people, lights, security and tall buildings were always a comfort. I'm so glad nothing bad happened, and that you had a beautiful, wonderful weekend. :)

Jing said...

wow.you look very chic,betz!
i miss you.dugay dugay pud ka nawala betz.

kookie kulasa said...

Thank God you're okay!

Those sandals are ♥

Jonesy said...

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Psyche said...

tsk.. I'm glad the explosion attempt failed. It's really true, we have to live each day as it its our last because we won't know what will happen tomorrow. :)

Have a good day, dear!

Psyche said...

tsk.. I'm glad the explosion attempt failed. It's really true, we have to live each day as it its our last because we won't know what will happen tomorrow. :)

Have a good day, dear!

Anagon =) said...

ilove the photos :) stay pretty! :)

adin_22 (陳亞任) said...

I'm so thankful that bomb didn't blow off...if it did....I was inside a subway passing by 42nd st. on those times...(and was also at bryant park that day but earlier than you)...OMG!!we're both so lucky that day..and like we also went home without knowing anything....Thank God!!!

pensandlens said...

Oh my gawd!!! that was really scary love....I am so glad that you are okay...

glad to see your post back again...

and love the entire spring outfit....

wheheheh so chic....welcome back to blogging dear...keep us updated and be safe always!!!

Take Care

Sweet
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misslikey said...

God, how much I adore this city. Thanks for the photos- they made my day

mahryska said...

yes, so true! live life like there is no tomorrow and enjoy every minute. glad though that nothing bad happened and as we all know how tragic it would be if ever. cheers from dubai...

Jannie said...

you, your brother, and your friend look so adorable. love all your outfits. your dress is so cute. :)

i am glad to hear you guys are okay. that is so scary a bomb was seconds away from exploding. thank goodness nothing happened and i'm glad NYPD took care of it right away.

Ate Cheryl said...

OMG, Betz! When I heard of the news I immediately thought of you! Good thing nothing happened down there, gasuroy-suroy man diay mo dinha on that fateful day.

Sometimes it´s good be ¨tsismosa¨specially on the street. ;)

Nevertheless, you look cute wearing that drenim dress and hat!

Glad you´re back and I´m commenting on my blogger account. ;)

- Ate Cheryl-

DaMnViXeN said...

aw you both look cute in matching denim outfits hehhe.. thank God no tragedy happened..

The ViXeN's LaiR

♥ joei said...

oh my! looooooove your sandals! :)


♥J
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Couture Carrie said...

Fabulous post, darling B!

Love all these pics... I miss NYC so much!

xoxox,
CC

meraldia said...

It looks like you had a great time there!!

♫♥Oana Roxana♥♫ said...

You seem to have so much fun each time,even if they're bombs around. ;)) Thanks God,nothing happend!

daisychain said...

woah that is terrifying! <3

Susi said...

Happy to see that you enjoyed NY insteat of what happened!!!

I love the photos and your hat! I want to steal it from you ;D

Diane said...

Wow, I;m so glad nothing happened! That's scary! You are lucky to live in NY, but n moments like these...I don't envy NY people...

have a great day!!

kiss!

the girl in stiletto said...

thank god you're alright =P

AH said...

oh my god, you were there? thank god you (and everyone else) are okay!! that must've been quite scary, coming home and reading about it, i can imagine.

Mom Daughter Style said...

thank goodness, i wonder why they still let the people to go there. i was terrified when i heard this news.

this is an inspirational post and you look fabulous as always.

Fashion Court said...

omg, that is SO scary. i live very close to nyc so i can definitely relate...so glad that you are okay!

ps thank you so much for your kind words xoxo

Winnie said...

Oh my, It's so wierd to think that you only just missed something like that.

Anyway, these are such lovely photos, I miss New York! I only visited for a week almost 2 years ago but I sooo want to go back for a little longer!

lorenabr said...

Love your hat :)

Leah said...

I miss you Betz! You've been so busy my dear. You even missed my birthday. *sobs*

I agree with your thoughts... live life to the fullest because you don't know if there will be a tomorrow.

Love your romper, you are so cute! xoxo

cherie said...

thank god you are okay!

on another note: your outfit is perfect for outdoors. lovin the sandals

Jennifer Fabulous said...

How frightening that you were so close! I am very glad you are okay.

On a happier note, you look absolutely adorable in these photos. :)

bananas. said...

you were there when that crazy man was trying to blow people up?! ahhh!!! SCARY!!! so glad it didn't happen because look how cute you are and NYC...sigh. i heart NYC.

Rebecca Rose said...

Betz, ang beautful nyo ha! Sana andyan din ako haha nag wish! I like your outfit, so chic!!! Love that hat!!!

Ingat!!!

Gizelle | Vanilla Ice Cream said...

i really adore your outfit for a day out betz! love that belt..can i have it?hehe.

and it's funny that you didn't know about the bomb scare...sometimes, what you don't know can't hurt you...otherwise, your perfect day would have been ruined.hehe

♥ vanilla ice cream ♥

GILBERT GANDA said...

I likey your jumpsuit betz!

long never listen from you :D

xx
enjoy your weekends!
(oops its still friday there?)

LyddieGal said...

I love how you've accessories your dress, and the sandals are just fantastic!

Thank god the bomb didn't go off and NYC sees another day of peace.

Chic on the Cheap

Eilish said...

love your outfit. wow,. that's amazing you were there when a bomb could've gone off. kinda really scary :l

well, at least your still alive :)


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gleenn said...

so you were around the premises where the bomb was supposed to explode? I was following this news and I wonder if the guy indeed tried to execute the plan all by himself? I doubt it is.

But anyway, thank God everyone was safe. Love your outfit and you guys looked like had so much fun :)

Rue des Modèles said...

Times Square! I envy u haha
Your blog is great, I love your outfits
thanjs for your comment

The Trendy Fashionista said...

OMG! I'm glad it was a failure. BTW, really loving your outfit

-The Trendy Fashionista
http://thetrendyfashionista.blogspot.com

Nathalie said...

Such a wonderful post. It really is a frightening thought about the attack. It is a blessing nothing happened.
I cannot wait to go to NYC and TS... I hope SOOOON :)
*Nathalie

Viva La Fashion said...

oh my gosh. that's so scary. i'm so glad your fine. :)

Rosie Unknown said...

That must have been simply terrifying! I'm so glad the bomb didn't go off.

inge luciana said...

love your shoes and your denim dress.. cool!!!

chaoskontrolowany said...

Lovely shoes:)

Manon said...

Thank God you okay!
Loved reading your post and you look beautiful.

Josie said...

I'm so glad you're okay! You look fab -- love the hat!
xxoo Josie
http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

AttemptingStyle said...

love these shoesss. so scary when things like that happen, but you cant live in fear, you know?

pixelhazard said...

Thank goodnes ur safe. My sister so wanted to go to ripley's., It freaks me out

Couture Millinery Atelier. said...

You look amazing! This white hat looks so chic on you!:-)

I suppose we all just have to be grateful that nothing worse happened in Time Square that day...

eunice said...

I love what you're wearing! you look super chic and cute :)

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Isquisofrenia said...

ahhh, new york i so jealous you live there .you look so adorable those shoes are great with your outfit!!!

SaraJ said...

oh how i miss it

Taj Acosta said...

Hey girl, you are making me crave a trip to nyc! Love your hat! Great outfit! Hope you have a great week! xoxo Taj

briannelee said...

Your outfit is so cute! Love that belt!!!!

michelle_ said...

loving this all blue look very much !
have fun love !

thanks for the comments love ! :) :)
glisters and blisters

B a la Moda said...

I am glad nothing happened! Love that dress you are wearing. You must have had so much fun!


xoxo
B* a la Moda

stylechanges said...

beautiful picss lovely city

{ I V Y } said...

oooh cute dress!
love these pics! wow, so crowded!

Eden said...

can't express the relief that nothing has happened to you or to the residents of NYC. Lord knows the people there has already gone through sooo much.

but on a positive note, youre looking good, love!


btw. check out my giveaway!

<3
eden

Jodes said...

It's funny how until we are truly staring into the eyes of our mortality how we take it all for granted. There's a reason it's so cliche.

I'm glad you got to enjoy TS and didn't let the scare deter you. And looking quite fabulous in your adorable dress, nonetheless. The picture with the couple kissing behind you is the sweetest.

A.Co said...

Wow - scary stuff, a little too close for comfort, I'm sure.

Love your jean jumper/dress.

A.Co @ A.Co est. 1984

Chasing Cherries said...

Awesome pictures! Love the denimdress <3

Tamanna A. Shaikh said...

Love your denim romper! It's good to know you're safe and had fun! :) Following you!

Vinda Sonata said...

wow, wish i could be there too! anyway, you look chic and pretty, betz! i miss you too. how're you? <3

p.s. you and your brother both have gorgeously tanned skin, what's the secret? ;)

Kristin said...

Thank God it was a failed attempt and that you're able to tell us all about your fabulous day in NYC!

Velire said...

Thank God you're safe. I truly believe everything happens for a reason and I know there's a reason why it was a failed attempt and why you were saved. :) Do live life to the fullest. :)

I adore your outfit and not to forget your tan. I'm like living here in the Philippines but have yet to get a nice toasty tan like yours. :) hehehe. Lovin' the fedora hat :)

Castor Pollux said...

wow, you were there when times square got bomb-threat? that's cool!
looks like you had a fine day :)

Castor Pollux

AlejandraMijangos said...

Love those sandals!!
xx

ANN said...

I heard about there being a bomb scare in Times Square somewhere, scary how you were actually there! I'm so jealous of your outing though, and your outfit is so cute!

CMA said...

love the jean jumper look
so chic
thanks for sharing as always
and i really appreciate your lovely comment!

-cma
COSMICaroline.blogspot.com

Susu Paris Chic said...

Your story moved me. your faith moves me alike. I love to encounter other women with a penchant on fashion yet "faithful". Beautiful inside out. I'll be heading to NY in two weeks. Yay!

knk said...

hi these pics are very cute lovely pics

Missy M said...

wow your outfit is fab!

Missy
High street + Couture =
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fashiontrain.blogspot.com said...

Cute outfit. The shoes are so unique!

Ievu said...

Damn, NY - love, love, love! :)))
U look really great! ;)

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I've been around for quite a lot of time, but finally decided to show my appreciation of your work!

Thumbs up, and keep it going!

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The Urban Fashion Gal said...

Great shoes!
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Bruna said...

oh i can't wait for me to be in NYC soon :D