Friday, January 28, 2011

Formichetti en Mugler

There's been so much hype and anticipation about the revival of the brand Thierry Mugler. Personally, I was a bit intrigued seeing that there's been quite an impressive list of clientele.  From Beyonce's costumes on her I AM World Tour, to the ever fashion-forward Lady Gaga.

Have you seen the F/W 2011-12 Men's wear collection???

The show itself was just amazing and oozzzzing with so much creativity.  Wala na akong masabi.  So allow me focus on this web video that they released instead.  


For some strange reason, it reminded me of the late Alexander McQueen (RIP), I don't know why.  This video is like flirting with death. And you know what they say - if you flirt with it long enough, it does become your reality.  Manakot ba talaga?! lolz.

Bravo Nicola Formichetti,

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Bad Romance

First, there was that bombing incident along Edsa-Buendia, that killed around five people and left more than a dozen injured.

Today, there was that really unfortunate event at Eton Place in Greenbelt 1.  Which killed about ten hard working citizens.  Sad. 

A few hours ago, another bomb scare gripped Ayala Avenue and then in the afternoon, a fire happened at the Atrium building, in Makati Avenue.

Aren't we having a little bit too much already???  Is Makati slowly becoming Gotham City??  Wag naman sana... And I hope, all these bad vibes will end NOW!!!!

The city is definitely caught in a bad romance,

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Coming Clean

Have you ever been unfaithful???

Yes I have.  
But only to my hairstylist.

Well, I have been very unfaithful to my hairstylist of two years, for the past uhm, lemme see, three haircuts? Maybe four? Yikes. Not that there was anything wrong back then (read: hindi kami nagkaron ng falling out of some sort). I just had this urge to get out of my comfort zone and try something/someone new. Hence, the move to a new salon, one after another.

So today, I went back to my old salon (Vivere) and stylist (Robin), and saved myself from all the uncertainties.   Perhaps, that was one of the best decisions I've made so far for the year 2011.  Hahaha.  You see, there's a certain kind of comfort when you trust your stylist.  Without having to say too much, he already knows what to do and what will work for me.  Because I do take my hair seriously. Hahaha.

                                                  Clean sides

Especially during those times when I myself don't even know what to do with my life hair.  Yung tipong I can just sit there and say "ikaw na ang bahala" without having to worry what I'll end up looking.  I had peace of mind.  Yes, that's the word - Peace of Mind!!!!  Bahala na talaga si batman or si Robin!!!! =)

Having gone through a number of haircuts where I was soooo tensed and had to supervise - for the first time, once again, I was able to simply just sit back, relax, enjoy the  experience and transformation.  One less thing to worry in this world!!!

                                                    Happy Meal

     Maniniwala na ako sa kasabihang - if it ain't broke, don't fix it!!! Meow!!

Here's to a less stressful 2011,

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Malamig ang Simoy ng Hangin

I am just loving the cold weather in Manila...
                    It makes me feel like it's still Christmas,
                    when love and sharing still envelopes most of us...

It makes me want to snuggle,
get close to somebody and do all those silly-cute things together...

                    And more importantly, it makes me want to fall....
                    in love.... 
                              for real....

Handa na akong mag "i love you too",

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Heyyy Baby!!!

I already got us a song.....  

Something more upbeat and less cheesy....

Just the way I like....

And oh, look, may ginawa na rin silang choreography!!!
Aren't they sweet??

Ang cute di ba??? 
It's sexy without being trying too hard.  
I know you can very well nail these steps.  

                               Ikaw na lang talaga ang kulang!!!

Stop hiding already,

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Open Letter to a Closed Mind

Dear You,

Know that there's a big difference between being 'matiyaga' and being 'makulit'
                   (plus, hindi lahat ng bagay nadadaan talaga sa tiyaga).

                             Okay na okay ang optimism!!! 

As long as you don't lose sight of the reality.  Otherwise, it'll just make you look stupid - which is so uncool, your favorite expression.

Kaya mo yan!!  Try mo kayang mag color. Kthnxbye.

Short, simple and sweet swift,

In The Mood for Love

It seems like I am being haunted by this movie for the past two days. 

When a friend of mine helped me out with the much needed update and reformat of my laptop, he somehow managed to insert a copy of this movie in my documents - which I ended up watching while waiting for my drinking buddies last Friday.

That same night, while in the car, my good friend decided to pop the same  movie in the dvd player, on our way home from the drinking session.  Weird lang, because I did not really tell them that I was watching it just a few hours earlier. Nananadya lang ba ang pagkakataon?!

Tonight, I just came from a friend's beautiful wedding.  Listening to the priest's sermon about love and being surrounded by all those kilig moments over dinner at the reception - I couldn't help but feel and be in love as well, lalo na kasi cute yung host?! hahahaha.  Plus na-in love ako sa mga pre-nuptial shots nila Kristine and Oyo Sotto, parang gusto ko na rin magpakasal!!!!

Ah basta.  Pag ganito yung simula ng movie, bibitaw ka pa ba?!

Having a My Amnesia Girl overload,

Somebody sent me this quote over BBM.  It was too cute to be kept there, so mai-post na nga lang dito.

Yung di sinasabi, pero nararamdaman.. 
Yung walang singsing, pero kuntento.. 
Yung walang sumpaan, pero walang alinlangan.. 
At yung walang titulo pero alam mong iyo.."

Congrats to Mr. and Mrs. Tee


Saturday, January 15, 2011

Stars are Blind?!

I am back from an unintentional hiatus!!! Hahahaha..  

I had to reformat my computer and update my software - which unfortunately, wasn't as easy as I thought.. Thank God for helpful friends and colleagues..  Yordabes guys!!

Anyhoo.. I have sooooo many things to tell you guys, but it's already 3:00am here in Manila and I'm a lil disoriented. Lolz.  So eto na muna, I'm sure you've heard of this change.  It was all over the news today.

                                           New Zodiac Signs


The moment I read about it - mejo nagulantang talaga ang mundo ko.  I had the exact same feeling when they announced before na hindi daw planet ang Pluto!! hahahaha.

And yeah, mas nagulat ako sa pagbabagong ito kesa nang makita ko yung picture ni Adam Levine sa Cosmo UK.  Eeeepppp.

                       Maroon 5 will be at the SMX Convention Center on May 23!!!

Natulog akong Scorpio at gumising na Libra,

Saturday, January 01, 2011


First Meal - Spaghetti, chocolate cake, iced tea and red wine.
First Personal Greeting - My mom
First SMS sent - TMTM (too many to mention), New Year Greeting.
First BBM sent - Broadcast message to all listed contacts
First TV show watched - Weekend Getaway, TLC
First Caller - Unknown number.  Hindi ko nasagot! hahaha.
First Tweet - Kay @Karen_Davila, natuwa kasi ako sa coverage nila sa TV.
First FB Status - New Year. New Beginning. Saka it gives you a reason to text or message your crush/es na hindi niya nahahalata... Haha. Kaya go na! Dali!!! Happy 2011!!!

These are the things that I did on the first day of the year 2011 - or at least the ones that I am still aware of. Hahaha.  I am soooo looking forward to the many firsts that may happen for this new year - you have no idea.  Jejeje.

Sorry, you won't find any New Year's Resolution post here.  That is sooooo cliche and would be very predictable - which I hate. Haha.  No offense, pero if you really want to change something in you or do something better, you don't really have to really wait for a "new year" to start that right? Pwede namang gawin mo na agad.  Hence, I am not joining that tradition. Thanks.

Anyhooooo. Sabi sa kanta, bagong taon ay magbagong buhay.  And so, while we are all still groggy, hangover and too lazy to do something productive from all the partyin we all did last night, allow me to share some nice article a friend sent over email.  Just in case, this have yet to reach you - or baka naman nilagay niyo sa spam folder. 

Baka makatulong sa pagbabagong iniisip niyong gawin this year!  Good read...


40 Tips to Make Each Day Special

1. Take a 10-30 minute walk every day. And while you walk, smile. It is the ultimate anti-depressant.

2. Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day. Buy a lock if you have to.

3. Record your late night shows and get more sleep.

4. When you wake up in the morning, complete the following statement,
                             “My purpose is to____ today.”

5. Live with the 3 E’s – - Energy, Enthusiasm, and Empathy.

6. Watch more movies, play more games and read more books than you did in

7. Make time to practice meditation, yoga, tai chi, and prayer. They provide us with daily fuel for our busy lives.

8. Spend more time with people over the age of 70 and under the age of 6.

9. Dream more while you are awake.

10. Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat less food that is manufactured in plants.

11. Drink green tea and plenty of water. Eat blueberries, wild Alaskan salmon, broccoli, almonds & walnuts.

12. Try to make at least three people smile each day.

13. Clear your clutter from your house, your car, your desk and let new and flowing energy into your life.

14. Don’t waste your precious energy on gossip, energy vampires, issues of the past, negative thoughts or things you cannot control. Instead invest your energy in the positive present moment.

15. Realize that life is a school and you are here to learn. Problems are simply part of the curriculum that appear and fade away like algebra class but the lessons you learn will last a lifetime.

16. Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a college kid.

17. Smile and laugh more. It will keep the energy vampires away.

18. Life isn’t fair, but it’s still good.

19. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.

20. Don’t take yourself so seriously. No one else does.

21. You don’t have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.

22. Make peace with your past so it won’t screw up the present.

23. Don’t compare your life to others’. You have no idea what their journey is
all about.

24. Burn the candles, use the nice bed sheets, Don’t save it for a special occasion. Today is special.

25. No one is in charge of your happiness except you.

26. Frame every so-called disaster with these words: “In five years, will this matter?”

27. Forgive everyone for everything.

28. What other people think of you is none of your business.

29. Time heals almost everything. Give time, time.

30. However good or bad a situation is, it will change. So stop complaining
about the weather, the job, the rents etc., etc.

31. Your job won’t take care of you when you are sick. Your friends will. Stay
in touch.

32. Get rid of anything that isn’t useful, beautiful or joyful.

33. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.

34. The best is yet to come.

35. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.

36. Do the right thing!

37. Call your family often.

38. Each night before you go to bed complete the following statements:
                        “I am thankful for ___.” Today I accomplished ____.

39. Remember that you are too blessed to be stressed.

40. Enjoy the ride.. Remember that this is not Disney World and you certainly don’t want a fast pass. You only have one ride through life so make the most of it and enjoy the ride.


In other news...... A few weeks ago, Pantone released na the color for the year.  Kung hindi niyo pa nababasa, it's called honeysuckle.

Courageous. Confident. Vital. A brave new color, for a brave new world. Let the bold spirit of Honeysuckle infuse you, lift you and carry you through the year. It’s a color for every day – with nothing “everyday” about it.

So pano? Smile naman jan,

Thankzz Phouwzz 2010

2010 was quite a year for everyone I know - including me!  So before I completely close the books (urgh, finance na finace! Lolz.), bago ako magka-amnesia at mag move on sa 2011. Allow me to pay tribute to the year that was and remember how it molded me into the person I am today. Naks!!  Allow me to say thank you once more - for all the memories!!! =)

Thank you sa mga lifelong barkada ko, na hanggang ngayon hindi pa rin nakakalimot....

                            kinder pa lang magkakaibigan na kami nung iba

Sa mga college friends at sa aming mga adventures/misadventures....

Sa mga officemates kong super serious.....

Sa aking mga constant lunch-mates at sa mga napapadalas na biglaang gimik....

                                            Don Waro and  Ate Karen
                                 (parehong naka-blue pero hindi magkamag-anak)

Sa mga bagets ng Virlanie Foundation at sa bagong outlook ko sa buhay...

Sa mga berks (from Navi) at sa mas nagiging mature at malalim na pagkakaibigan.... yes naman.... Coffee?!!!

Sa mga kasama kong bumiyahe for my only trip (boo!) this year (hulaan niyo where!?!) ...

Sa nagbigay ng suporta when I conquered my fear....

Sa mga nagpaalam....

                                                                      RiP Amina

Sa mga nag-Hello.....

Sa mga nag-invite sa akin para mag celebrate ng milestones sa buhay nila....


Pati sa di nag-invite at piniling mag-solo?!! Lolz.

Sa mga nagbigay ng moral support during one of the difficult time in my 22 years of existence...
                                                 hindi ako lasing.. hindi talaga ako lasing...

Sa mga members ng controversial 'lunch with the gels' movement na manginginom ng Friday's, kahit tanghaling tapat....

                   technically, hindi to sa Friday's pero this is the only pic na may alak tayo.

Kay Coco Martin ................................... (mahabang dots talaga)

Sa mga hindi ko pa rin maintindihang jejemons, sa mga mababait at maasikasong waiters.  Sa G-Force dancers - lalo na kay uhm, wag na nga.  Sa aking twitter friends and followers - sa mga BI ni @ogiediaz at sa mga up to date traffic reports ni @mmda.  Sa mga ka-BBM at sa mga makukulay na icons na pinapadala nila sa akin (yay!), sa mga facebook friends - and frenemies.    Sa masa, mga shushal at sa madlaaaanng pppeeeooooppppplllleeee.  At sa inyong lahat who made me smile last year.

Thank you soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much!!! 
I would not have made it through 2010 without you guys!!! Seriously!! 

Now as we start 2011 - I wish us all more good news.  Positive vibes at mas maraming maraming smiles and stories pa to share with each other.

Happy New Year Friends - I hope nakatalon kayo,