Saturday, December 31, 2011

Taking It All Away

I just spent the last few days of 2011 with my favorite person, playing one of his favorite sport, dining in one of my favorite resto and exploring some of my favorite sights in the city, on foot - it was exhilarating (insert biggest smile here).  Somehow, I've got a taste of the kind of life I'd want to have.  The best way to end the year 2011.


Yes, 2011 is just about to end in a few hours.  Ang bilis talaga ng panahon.  I can still vividly remember hanging out with my friends discussing our 2011 plans.  That was back in January and it feels like it was just a few weeks ago. I can still remember how I owned it.  Declaring that this is going to my year, while driving along Edsa fronting Megamall. Hahaha.


Looking back, I can't believe how great the year has been for me - in more ways than I planned and imagined. It has been a whirlwind of good surprises, one after another. I guess, 'owning' it made all the difference. Haha.  It is the first step to having a good year.  So today, allow me to thank each and everyone of you who've made my 2011 better.  Alam niyo na yan!! =)


Here's to a new and exciting year ahead.  One that's full of hope and even more surprises.  2012 is going to be H-U-G-E for us all.  Let's do this!!!!



Keep on shining everyone!!!




Much love,



Monday, December 26, 2011

World Go Boom


The annual DJ Earworm pop mashup is out!!!
Listen if your favorite songs made it to the track.


United State of Pop 2011

walang bieber. Haha.


I guess, it's time to get on that New Year vibe.



Happy New Year,

Sunday, December 25, 2011

That Christmas Spirit


I've always wondered what it is about Christmas that makes almost everyone I know so, uhm, perky. Growing up, I've seen how people get infected by the so-called 'Christmas spirit' and how they instantly become all jolly amidst all the chaos, not to mention stress, that usually comes with it during this particular season.

Today, I join the world in celebrating Christmas.  Yes, as we've all known and been told, it is the birth of Jesus Christ and that is the very essence of the season.  Nothing more.  Nothing less.  But as I willingly open my gifts - the ones that came from good friends, family and esteemed colleagues - I couldn't help but realize that perhaps the essence of Christmas may still be the same, but this time,  we maybe celebrating more than the birth of Jesus, which is not pretty bad at all.

Tonight, right in the comfort of my own bed, I couldn't help but smile as I recall the experience and the stress of going to the malls, scouring for that perfect gift to give to my inaanaks, friends, family and loved ones. How I braved the nasty Manila traffic week after week just so I could reconnect with old friends, former officemates, friends of friends and the likes.  This evening, I am reminded of how I tried to be present in all the parties that I got invited to.  Even if I had to drag my fat lazy ass from Makati to Libis to Timog all in one night.  

Yes, it's Christmas afterall.  And in the modern days, I think it has become more of a celebration of relationships.  Of course, I don't want to ever take the very essence of it away from what it's supposed to be.  But somehow, during this time, it has allowed me to see old familiar faces once again.  It has allowed me to reconnect with the people that I love, whom I may have taken for granted by being busy with my own personal and professional situations.  Christmas allowed me to be aware, of the most important thing in my life - my connections to people.  And that I think is not at all bad.


So here to hoping that you all had a good one.  Like me, may you be reminded of all the most important things in your life this Christmas.




Have a very Merry and Meaningful Christmas.



Go forth and sparkle,




p.s. Christmas actually came in early for me this year.  That's when I got the surprise of all surprises last December 18 (Cue Ms. Perri). Here's to hoping that you all got what you wished for as well this Christmas.


Saturday, December 24, 2011

The Talented Mr. Ford


When I saw this documentary, I am once again reminded of why I fell in love with Tom Ford a long long long time ago.



He is one of the very few people that I truly admire.  Okay, he is gorgeous - let's get that out of the way.  But what I find more fascinating about him is his passion for creating and building equally gorgeous things.  I like it when a man knows exactly what he wants and does it really well. It inspires me a lot.





He is such an inspiration and a true visionary.




I'm dreaming of meeting him someday,





p.s. Did I mention that I also like to dress the hell up when I'm feeling a lil down and blue?! Pareho tayo!! =)

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Yearend Dilemma


This week, I received a lot of "I will no longer be using this pin" messages over at BBM.

It seems like there is a massive exodus of Blackberry users and most of them took a big bite of that new Apple.

While I am not the really techy and the sunod-sa-uso type, with my phone slowly trying to self destruct - as in para siyang kusang naaagnas, as told by a friend of mine - now lies the question.  Should I join in the jump?  Because honestly, given the current situation, it seems like it is the more logical option.


To Siri or not to Siri.
That iz the queztion






Pastebook me your answers,




Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Bittersweet




The lyrics of this song is so optimistic and full of hope, but somehow, listening to it makes me feel otherwise.
Oh the irony of it all.






R.I.P. Amy.



Such a nice voice - sayang talaga,


Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Covers


Recently, Ad Age listed the best magazine covers of 2011.  

For a brief period in my life, I used to be sooooooooo interested in photography.  There's something about capturing that beauty in precision, in an almost idle or offguard moment that excites me.  It used to be so much fun then, until Photoshop ruined it for me. Hahahaha.

While I really find the March 28 issue of The New Yorker simply beautiful, for me, nothing beats the Katy Perry Vanity Fair June cover.




Dior Couture + Annie Leibovitz
San ka pa?!!

Is she gorge or what????
She's like a modern Marilyn for me (minus the drama).



Oh Katy - you're making me go in the wrong direction,



Saturday, December 10, 2011

Last Friday Night


My week started blah with a bad ankle and all that jazz, but last night, things started to look up. 

First, I was in the company of good great friends.  This is neutral ground for me.  And it's actually quite a good way to start my weekend as I shake some of the bad vibes off.  I am definitely beginning on a clean slate. =)

And then, off to the team party where I was transported back into childhood seeing everyone in different cartoon costumes.  Sorry, I was in awe (and laughing at the same time) the entire night that I didn't get to take a lot of pictures! Hahaha.  

It felt like I was being shipped back in time and for a while, I felt like a little kid again - and there's not even an ounce of alcohol involved - just pure fun!!!




Good times,



Thursday, December 08, 2011

Random Madness


Have you ever had that experience of waking up one morning and realizing that everything look and feel different?  And not exactly in a good way?




I am slowly beginning to take notice of the sudden changes in the things and people around me.  The nicer ones became well, a lil annoying.  The demanding ones, uhm they intensified and became more pushy.  The mature ones act silly.  The sweet ones became distant. The normally reserved and conservative ones became more fun and uh, wild?!   Seriously, it feels like I am having an out of mind experience.  And I just keep saying "what's happening?", I am beginning to annoy myself!!!


Now, I'm trying to recall the events, one by one, to determine the catalyst of these changes.  Was it that eventful tripping over the weekend - that somehow costed me a fever, a leg and a little bit of my dignity?  Am I having too much wine?  Was it my lack of sleep?  Maybe my monthend reports? Perhaps my anti-dandruff shampoo?  The Xmas rush?  Did I take too much drugs medicines?? I. Don't. Know.


With what's been happening, I feel like I am beginning to have some dysthymic disorder.  Which is totally not cool because it is THE season to be jolly!!! Tomorrow's my monthend reporting, so I can cross that out in the list - but still I need to figure this one out and shake things off before it consumes all of my holiday cheers.  So help me God.



I think I need a moment,





p.s. 
a while ago I just had a vision of a Dyslexic Santa saying "Oh! Oh! Oh!" Lagot!!

Saturday, December 03, 2011

Be Inspired


Dahil pinaiyak ako ng Coca Cola video recently, it's now time to counter attack that longing feeling and be a little more inspired.


I don't really care much about the general public's opinion on marriage and how it should be.  But somehow, my own personal take on the subject is slowly changing.  Maybe I am just growing up.  Evolving.  Or maybe, I am simply beginning to see a future



Given the chance, will you do it?



Think happy thoughts,

Muy Bien Coke



I was trying to hold back my tears - tapos biglang nag-iiyak na yung mga kasama kong nanunuod....
 
So I  decided not to be KJ and all.. Dala ng pakikisama, naki-iyak na rin ako.. hehehe. Palusot...


 Good Job Coke!!!




Mabuhay ang mga OFW!!!



Promise, iinom na ko lagi ng Coke,



Friday, December 02, 2011

Hello December


And just like that, we are once again in the season of endless parties, countless meet-ups over lunch/dinner, reunions both family and friends, and the likes.


Remember, calories don't count if they're connected to a celebration!!!  

I guess it's time to embrace our winter body!!!  

Just like them...



May gagayahin na naman ang Bench/


WerQ it angels,