Wednesday, October 26, 2011

OUTFIT: Electric (blue) Dreams

Familiar with that 80's music?

Well, it has nothing to do with my post. Haha.
But with the color electric blue.
It is no secret that I am biased to the color blue.
I'm a true BLUE lover.

I remember when I was in high school, I painted my room blue.
(Yes, I did most of the painting myself)

When the paint started to peel off years later,
a repainting was in order as we were doing major renovations in
the house. 
I wanted to veer away from blue and befriend the other colors
as well. After trips to the hardware store and looking (and comparing)
numerous color palettes, I finally ended up with---


How predictable right? Haha.

While choosing a paint color proved to be no-brainer for me,
selecting and creating an ensemble around my electric blue leggings
was surprisingly difficult. I bought the leggings precisely because of the
color. Little did I know that it will stay for months in my closet.
I didn't like the fit because it was not flattering in the hips area.


thanks to the numerous fashion blogs, I finally found the inspiration and
courage to work on an outfit with my electric blue leggings.

My inspiration?

Chiara of The Blonde Salad.

So here's how I pulled it off:

Top: C2 || Leggings: SM Dept || Necklace: SEPA

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Summer in October

We are nearing christmas where the nights are longer than days. It should be cold or a bit chilly at night. Surprisingly however, it's really hot. I'm in Boracay now and it's quite humid. What amazes me the more is the volume of people here. The place is overflowing with (partey partey) people! I'm not in my best "Bora body" but KEVS! (slang for "who cares?") LOL. PARTEY PARTEY!!!
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Friday, October 21, 2011

OUTFIT: Fiery Red

When I don't have scheduled hearings, I forego the all-out corporate attire.
I don't feel most comfortable covered in a suit or blazer.
You will see me either in printed skirts or in a dress like this.

Is that a baby bump?
But it's just fats. Lol.

Monday, October 17, 2011

OUTFIT: No Other Woman

Have you seen the movie already? If not, then you should. Trust me, it's worth every penny. I don't normally watch Tagalog films in the movie house (don't be too quick to judge). With the jacked-up price of the cinemas nowadays, I carefully select the films that I should watch on its showing date from the films that can be shown either on HBO or Cinemax. If it doesn't fall on either category, well there's always the Internet for downloads or streaming.

Going back to No Other Woman, when we got to the movie house, I was surprised to see people lining up. The movie is really a hit! Because of the volume of people, we were seated to the farthest end of the row. I had to pass by several moviegoers before landing on my seat. Unfortunately for them, I wore my sky-high booties and I did feel a couple of toes being stepped on. Pasensya na, wa tuyua. ;-p Got distracted with Anne Curtis' opening salvo in a skimpy swimwear. Haha.

I know a lot have seen this trailer, but I'm just going to share it anyway:

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Libera in Concert

Christmas is just around the corner.
Can you feel it already? No?
Can you hear it?

If you're answer is still no then you better read on.

Libera will be serenading the Cebuanos this October 28, 2011 with new
songs from their Christmas album.

And zerothreetwo will be giving aways tickets to the concert!
What a great way to start the Christmas season, right?
For more details, click HERE.  

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Three's A Crowd

Not in it's figurative sense.

I am talking about the three pairs of shoes I got recently.
I had to relocate some shoes for these pairs to fit into my small and crowded shoe rack. 

Lolo (thrifted)

My second thrifted shoes. When I saw this on the rack, I instantly fell in love with the cut-out detail and the color. It's hard to resist things in blue. Hehe. Everything about this pair is cute save for the comfort. My gawd, these aren't the most comfortable shoes ever. As they say, regrets almost always come in late. 

How to combat feet sores and prevent corns & calluses? The secret my friends is just your ordinary petroleum jelly! But please do not use the same petroleum jelly for your lips ha. Go get a separate bottle for your feet. Apply a thin layer of the jelly on the area of the shoes where it hurts the most. Then you can now walk on happier feet!

Charles & Keith
By the looks of this pair, first impression comes to mind: killer shoes! But, as in a very big BUT, this booties are surprisingly comfortable. Yes, believe it or not, I don't lose my balance with these. I can even jump, skip, bounce, and do a little walkathon. I won't dare run with these though, not for fear of falling flat on my face, but for breaking the heels. Lol.

Shoenet (Hongkong)
I am not a fan of flats, for two reasons: first, I stumble more when I'm in flats than in heels. Weird, huh? Second, I don't think I look good in it (I won't elaborate to avoid incriminating my self). But this pair may just be the exception. It is quite comfortable. And I love that I have it in black, very versatile--can be paired with almost anything. This is perfect for running on errands or simply giving your tired feet a needed rest.

MALA's 3rd

October 8, 2011. MALAnniversary-- MALA's 3rd.

Every year after that fateful day of our vehicular accident three years ago, we have an obligatory (and compulsory) celebration that we aptly call as our MALAnniversary. We take it upon this day to meet, dine out and (sing &) dance the night away.

This year, we chose to eat at Cul-de-Sac at the end of Maya St., Sto. Nino Village. It's a cute little resto, filled with Portuguese-inspired ceramics. Probably a total of 15 persons can be accommodated inside while less than 10 can be seated outside overlooking the garden. It's a perfect place for a private party of some sorts. I love the feel of privacy and exclusivity. However, I cannot speak for the others dining with us that night, as we obviously dominated the place and were at times oblivious to the presence of other people. It proved to be difficult for us to tone down our combined voices in disturbing decibels. Haha.      

What I LIKE about the place...
  • Cozy ambiance. Detailed set-up. Basically, the feel of exclusivity.
  • Meals are reasonably priced. A meal already includes soup, the main dish of your choice and a scoop of ice cream.
  • Delish food. I ordered Lengua (ox tongue), one of my favorite dishes. This is quite a risky order because if the quality of the ox tongue is not good, it feels like eating rubber and it would take you forever to chew it.  But I was not disappointed with their lengua. I was able to cut through the meat easily.
  • Wi-fi. Yes, the place is equipped with wifi--a perfect killing-the-time activity while waiting for the food. 

How I WISH...
  • they can let the customers chose the flavor of the ice cream. We were told that the flavor of their ice cream is "per" day, meaning every day, they change the flavor of their ice cream. That night, we were served with ube. Not that I don't like ube, but I would have loved it if it were chocolate ice cream. The more frustrating part was when some of our friends who came in late, they were served with chocolate ice cream! Now, that's not fair. Hehe. Anyway, the waiters explained that they have to finish serving one ice cream flavor before opening another one (or that was how I interpreted it). 

Happy MALAnniversary my "scandalous" friends. LOL.

We then headed to Veranda (at the Maria Luisa Road), but when we got there, almost all tables were reserved to a certain person. It seemed like the place was up for a private party, so we just decided to go to the ever reliable Formo for some good ol' 80s music. 

I rarely drink for one tiny bottle will summon a gazillion rashes or red spots on my face, neck and chest. Plus, after I had Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) or more popularly known as acid reflux disease, taking in alcohol is a big no-no. Caffeine and carbonated drinks also trigger the GERD, but how can one successfully stay away from coffee, eh?

Believe me when I say that there ARE (very) interesting people in Formo. In between our dancing, we were greatly entertained by the bizarre dancing moves of some people. Haha.

Camwhoring at its best!

Formo is located at Banilad Town Center (BTC). Every Saturday, they play 80s music with THE Gilbert Go behind the DJs booth.

The boys in their "very rare" dance moves (if I can even label it as DANCE). Hehe. 
I was supposed to be in another equally-important event. I honestly overlooked this matter and got my schedule mixed up. But I just had to be with these people for they are my life lines. 

The scars from that traumatic accident may still be visible, nightmares may still haunt us at times, but one good thing surely came out from that unfortunate event, and that is, the gift of friendship.

Saturday, October 1, 2011


I wasn't able to live up with my self-imposed 30-day challenge. I was on a blog hiatus-- actually, I still am.

I have been very busy juggling so many tasks and responsibilities. It's overwhelming. I don't want to keep up with the challenge just for the heck of it, because I realized that people do read blogs. I owe it to them (char!) to at least come up with something interesting. However, bright ideas seemed so evasive these days and I am saving every little sensible brain activity for work.

There are days that I just want to sit quietly and do nothing. Do you feel that too?

Anyway, since the speech contest is over (well, as far as I am concerned though. Congrats to the champion Desiree! I'll definitely see you in Bora.), and my work load is more or less manageable (note to self: hold on to your newly-found discipline), I am looking forward to a less-stressful (fingers crossed) October. And of course, I am uber excited for our travels this month.

While I was scanning through my photobucket album, I forgot I promised a friend that I'll post a pic of the dress I ordered online which I blogged here. You might think I'm shallow but for me, it's somehow significant. Why? Precisely because, it's my first ever online buy and international at that. I still have reservations over buying stuffs online. The OC in me still prefers to actually see and feel the product. This particular piece from Romwe however is too tempting to pass.

The overly-thick shoulder pads display the character
while the asymmetrical hemline gives it the feminine touch.
I am quite surprised at how sheer the material is when worn.
It looks beige in the pic but in actual, it is more of gold. 

For OCs like me or those who are wary of doing online shopping, should you decide to buy a dress or shoes, the Number One rule is: Know your size and by knowing, I am referring to the metric system of measurement i.e. in centimeters (cm.) because most online shops provide the measurement in centimeters, not inches. Of course, you can always do the math-- 1 inch = 2.54 cm. I suggest you reserve your conversion skills during the payment part, from foreign currency to peso. Haha.

If you are not confident of your mathematical and estimation skills, always choose the safest. Check the type of material used. Always go for the stretchy or garterized ones. There are online shops that follow the "No return, No exchange" policy. If you are still unsure, choose the item which will not leave a dent on your pocket or which will not break your heart should it not suit you well or meet your expectations. By then, you can always charge it to experience. Happy shopping!  

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