Sunday, February 27, 2011

Before Love Month Ends

Allow me to quote something from one of those movies.....





 
"I didn’t ask you to love me. And don’t make me feel as if I have to love you back. Dahil kahit pagbali-baliktarin mo ako ngayon, wala na ‘kong mabibigay sa iyo. Maawa ka nga sa sarili mo. Itigil mo na ‘yan. Mapapagod ka lang. Mapapagod ka lang umasa. Mapapagod ka lang maghintay. Mapapagod ka lang umasang mamahalin ka rin."

                -- Miggy Montenegro (A Very Special Love)





Let it rain snow (para di pwedeng mag sun-dance),





p.s. mukhang dapat ituloy ko na ang planong mag travel alone soon, real soon!!

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Olah Mercato!


I was about this close to calling Mercato Centrale at the Bonifacio Global City, a poor copy of the well loved and received weekend Salcedo Market over at Leviste Park in Makati.....





If not for this particular stall and what they have to offer.........




              This meal made up for all the other trying hard, over-priced items in the area!!!
                                              Muy delicioso!!!! Promise!!




All in all, I personally find Mercato Centrale a lil bit too overrated bordering confused.  I mean, the concept was good - although we all know that the inspiration was the weekend Salcedo Market - only with better dining areas and ventilation (with the presence of air conditioning system in some areas). But as far as food items/merchandises are concerned, it is pretty costly for something sooooooooooooooooo basic.  I mean, your good old isaw and sago costs P35 each.  What is up with that??? Parang scam.


I really think the place needs to create/build its own identity.  Perhaps the Midnight Mercato thing will do something for it - as it is currently creating a lot of buzz - still, they have to really work on the food choices that they sell.  


Salcedo Market has been known for introducing some new and innovative products in the market today - i.e. Frozen Yogurt, Kefir, Delimondo Corned Beef, among other delicious home-made stuff.    There are a lot of talented home-based Pinoy producers of new and delicious food items, some of whom are just starting out and is simply looking for a venue - please bring them to Mercato!!!! 


I hope Mercato Centrale will bring us something more - something different, something more creative, other than over-priced food items which doesn't even taste any different from the ones we can get elsewhere - and cheaper.  IMHO lang.  But all the same, it was a good experience, especially for a late night pig out. 


Nothing beats value for money,



Monday, February 21, 2011

In Other News....


While everyone is busy criticizing Lady Gaga.  
      Her wicked fashion sense.  
              How she allegedly copied some of her 'style'.  
                   Or how her new song sounded like Mad's Express Yourself.....


I was trying to enjoy the music of Robyn and how her unique sound simply makes me wanna do the kembot (with matching tapping of the foot).



Whether the song is rather sad.......





Or just pa-cute and happy.......





           Right now, I am soooooooooooooooooooo in love with Robyn!!!



Crab Mentality is soooooo out of season,


Saturday, February 19, 2011

Three Peat


Time flies so fast.  I can't believe it's already been three fuckin' years since we first got together.  Three glorious and fruitful years.  Sabi nga ni Charice "I can't bilibit".


Three Years. Two floor movements. One Promotion.  
And we're still together.  
So far so good.
I'm grateful.
Sabi ko sa iyo ang whirlwind mas nagtatagal eh.





We definitely should have a theme song.....



               "Sasalubungin natin ang kinabukasan, nang walang takot at walang pangamba"


Here's to another fruitful year,

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

The Aftermath

In Makati, the usual crowded Ayala Triangle Park was even more packed, not with sweaty runners, but this time with cheesy lovers/exclusively dating couples, beauty queens holding their bouquets, giglling girls, friends in groups, reunited families, and us, office workers who simply wanted to get our usual dinner. Hahaha.


On my phone, the usual suspects have been sending messages. Hahaha.  Some well wishers, some hopeful spirits, while others uhm, well they are just plain emo.

I don't know when or how it all started.  Parang biglang naging malaking event ang Valentines Day on everybody's calendar this year.  Or are we just getting older?  In any case, I hope you all had a good day last Feb 14.  Pati tuloy ako napapa-wish na.  Lolz.


Always remember, if your heart if filled with lots and lots of love -  you will never ever feel lonely.  Valentines day or not.

                      
                         And... yes, this is for you mister.. uhm, I Crush you.
                                                      Hopia like it.




I wish I can google how you feel about me,


Monday, February 14, 2011

Grammys 2011

I'm sure you've all seen how Katy Perry brought her granny to this year's Grammys.  Or how Lady Gaga made the most unique red carpet walk encased in an egg-like container.  Or even, how Nicky Minaj tried her best to make an impression by being a poor Gaga copycat. Lolz.


While the red carpet made quite an impact and a lot of buzz, I got a lil disappointed with this year's performances.  I don't find any memorable performance this year.  Not EMOnem and Rihanna's duet.  Not Lady Gaga's new song  #Born This Way (kahit pa performance level siya).  Not even Barbara Milano's.  Wala talaga.  Nothing.  Nada.


For me, PINK still holds the best performance ever on Grammys!!!!  Her Glitter in the Air performance last year is by far, the most memorable performance I've seen.... 


Look....




Oh well, there's always next year!!!   Oh and yes, as much as I wanted Cee Lo to get that song of the year award, okay na okay na rin ako sa Lady Antebellum!!!! =)


Pink is Fucking Perfect,

Sunday, February 13, 2011

We Ran for Life

It was one of those random things that you will do to help someone in need. 

You'll get your wallet from your bag, get a few bills and put them in a brown envelope being circulated on the floor.  It is always like that - it has always been like that, which is pretty much okay. =)


But today is different.  We Ran for Life.



Instead of simply giving, we decided to actually do something. 
We participated. Represented.  Moved.  Ran.
5k to be exact, 10k for others.




I'll quote a friend in saying that it was not the fanciest run we've all participated in, to date.   Rather, it was simple.  Basic.  There was no posh singlet, no big banners, no uniformed ushers/guides, no bands playing in the background. 


But I'll also agree with him in saying that this is going to be the most meaningful.  Aside from the fact that it was FUN. We had fun. kahit wala akong tulog.. jeje..  =)



                                        Get Well Soon BJ!!!
                                    We ran for life - for you!!



This baller id is a keeper,


Saturday, February 12, 2011

Shizz Work

Talks about love and romance always bring me back to this poem!!!  

I can still vividly remember the very first time I ever heard this and how instantly, I fell in love!!!

Up till now, hindi pa rin yan nagbabago.



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Tonight I can write the saddest lines.

Write, for example,'The night is shattered
and the blue stars shiver in the distance.'

The night wind revolves in the sky and sings.

Tonight I can write the saddest lines.
I loved her, and sometimes she loved me too.

Through nights like this one I held her in my arms
I kissed her again and again under the endless sky.

She loved me sometimes, and I loved her too.
How could one not have loved her great still eyes.

Tonight I can write the saddest lines.
To think that I do not have her. To feel that I have lost her.

To hear the immense night, still more immense without her.
And the verse falls to the soul like dew to the pasture.

What does it matter that my love could not keep her.
The night is shattered and she is not with me.

This is all. In the distance someone is singing. In the distance.
My soul is not satisfied that it has lost her.

My sight searches for her as though to go to her.
My heart looks for her, and she is not with me.

The same night whitening the same trees.
We, of that time, are no longer the same.

I no longer love her, that's certain, but how I loved her.
My voice tried to find the wind to touch her hearing.

Another's. She will be another's. Like my kisses before.
Her voide. Her bright body. Her inifinite eyes.

I no longer love her, that's certain, but maybe I love her.
Love is so short, forgetting is so long.

Because through nights like this one I held her in my arms
my sould is not satisfied that it has lost her.

Though this be the last pain that she makes me suffer
and these the last verses that I write for her.

Pablo Neruda







                                 Neruda + Andy Garcia = LOVE!!!!


Lab Lab Labbbbbb,



Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Show me Love


This Valentines, why not boost up your cool factor a few notch by doing it in style! 



I mean, literally...

                       


When in doubt wear Chanel,


Monday, February 07, 2011

Run for Life


Calling all avid runners, enthusiasts or simply those who'd want to help.


This is a fund raising project for a fellow Citibanker who was recently diagnosed with Leukemia.  This run was organized by his friends to support his ongoing treatment.




Spread the word,


Saturday, February 05, 2011

Guess What??

From the brand that gave us that iconic denim and that super sexy, stylish and totally incomparable black and white ads, comes a new fragrance that not only will entice us and but will definitely give us that unique magnetism.


Ladies.....

Be seduced with the audacious new scent


GUESS SEDUCTIVE 
30, 50 and 75ml bottles

Infused with the precious essence of Florentine Orris, the new fragrance evokes the essence of the iconic fashion brand, channeling the edgy, trendsetting designs that have set GUESS apart throughout its history.

The sparkling, floriental woody fragrance evokes coy femininity and intoxicating seduction. The scent teases the senses, captivates attention, and leaves a lingering sensation of addiction—a fatal floral attraction.
 

                                                                model: Alyssa Miller
                                                           photographer:Vincent Peters

     
 Available in all leading department stores nationwide. 



Something for V-Day,

Status of the Week


     And the award goes to.......  







Isa kang ALAMAT chuva,



Friday, February 04, 2011

Where Did January Go????

It definitely feels like I just went out to buy dinner and all of a sudden, it's Febfreakinruary!!!!

As I sit on my bed now, I just couldn't help but wonder where did January go???  Para lang siyang nag drop-by? At hindi nagpaalam na aalis na...


Annyyaarreee???!!! 


Lemme see.....


There was that beautiful wedding of my good friends - Dhie and Wilbert.

                                 talagang nagsiksikan para complete lang



                                          at dahil kami na lang ang 'single'..



Then there were the unplanned sessions of my 'karelasyons' - Dads and Saisaki every Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays!!  Dala na rin ng pabago-bagong isip ni "Dads" at ng mala tangled na buhok ni "Saisaki". Hahahaha..


                                   in a complicated but happy relationship



Oh and yeah, that much awaited, much planned - come rain, traffic or toll fee hike trip to Tagaytay (na hindi naman masyadong kalamigan pala sa gabi - hindi tlaga).

                                             hindi malamig





                               1 year in the making ito kaya masaya kami



The drinking/videoke/kainan/SPArty sessions during Fridays.

                             First time kong uminom ng Red Horse recently


Ahh okay, so madami rin palang nangyari. Hahaha.  But still, I can't bilibit na February na.  Time flies sooooooo fast really and it's the love arts month na!!!  Hahaha. Makaiwas lang.  Anyhoo - I have a few articles to write-submit-contemplate-complete, sana matapos na silang lahat!! So help me God!  Crunch time.

                                    January was packed!!!


Get ready February - ikaw naman,
 

p.s.
A friend said recently, sana daw Feb 29 na lang ang Valentines Day.  Para every four years lang i-ce-celebrate. Punung puno ng pait at asim. Hahaha.


Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Kantanong


Ang category ay Titulado, music please....


                     1......2........3........ Go


                                           (Lahat ito monotone lang ha....)


I want her to sing this tuloy....


Favorite ko na si Shalani,