Attending a party for the not-so-party girl

Monday, August 24, 2009

It's not a secret anymore that I am not too fond of parties. I love debuts/weddings, I love preparing for themed parties (CAREER! =D), and I love great food+great company, but I never enjoyed disco+smoke+skimpy clothes+dancing and all those stuff. Am I just so conservative? A die-hard exclusive Catholic school girl? Too manang!!??? :D

Amidst my dislike for "wild night outs", I wasnt the type who had never been to one just because I don't like it--I always tag along my Party Girl friends no matter what.

Again, I hate the set-up, but I just love my friends! :)

Now, last Saturday, my friend since high school Mitch had an event at a bar in Fort, and she invited us through text and barkada Yahoo Groups---I knew I am free that Saturday night, so when I learned that Geo will be coming to the party as well, I confirmed "See you!" to Mitch--whatever the weather! ;) Hehe!

Barx Attendance (Saturday Night, Fuel Bar)
Moi, Geo, Mitch, and Marj

We saw our high school classmate (now Cebu-based!) Iara!

True enough, I had the diva moment of sitting around while everyone stood up to dance. Ever since highschool, I am the official "taga bantay ng bags" haha! I also went around outside the place to breathe, and wonder how people can take sweaty-arm-to-sweaty-arm (or whatever bare part of the body in close contact with another's ;D)...Or am I really just too KJ? :D Hahaha!

Tip to Toe:
White Shirt - Jockey for Men (folded sleeves, neckline cut)

Black Skirt - P100 (BRAND NEW!) - from a store near Uste, which i bought back during mi collegio days :)
Red Shoes - P1k - Charles and Keith
Accessories from Anagon Collection :) (belt, beads bracelets)

Oh, I have to say that I felt under-dressed again that night! I wore heels! :D Hahaha! But everyone's wearing silky garments, so yeah, the underdressed, not-so-party-girl, kill joy Catholic School Girl---went to Fuel on a Saturday night in her T-shirt---all for the love of her friends! ;) *wink*wink*


Monday, August 17, 2009

I have this "fashion illness" of wearing the same outfit-"layout" consecutive times when I liked what I came up with the first time. . . Just like ordering the same meal in a fastfood on every visit. After realizing that I can pull-off tucking-in my shirt even with my not-so-flat tummy, I decided to make a repeat for last Saturday's jumble of events! =)

I always want to have multi-reasons for leaving the house (maybe its the business woman in me! :D) ... First set schedule for Saturday was the event at the Ascend SuperClub for Cea's organized dance showdown-fashion show which will start at around 6pm. I then checked the UAAP game sched and saw that UST will be playing against FEU at around 4pm at the Big Dome. So I inserted a meet-up at the bus terminal where I rode a bus to MRT Magallanes, swiped my stored value card and dropped off Cubao. Araneta Coliseum wasnt full that day, since it wasnt a La Salle and Ateneo game, I easily got hold of a Patron ticket.

Dylan Ababou

Will I ever get tired of being a fan? ;D
After the game photo-op with my favorite Tiger........ever since college!

Though we lost again against the Tamarraws, I rode the MRT giddy after having photo ops with some Tigers. Besides, it was a better game than the first round! I got off MRT Ayala Station, hailed for a taxi to get to Serendra faster, where Geo stayed and waited for me. The taxi driver was really nice, we talked about how developed Fort is already, and how next time I can reach Serendra through the cheaper shuttle near the MRT station.

The outfit-challenge here was what to wear that will fit/be appropriate on both a basketball game and a bar event. I decided to wear again my black skirt with pink polka dots, wore a cute shirt tucked in, purple patent flats for easy commuting yet still dressy, my Cory cardigan, and my ate's gray chained-sling bag. I added the Peace-Love Layered Long Necklace, from Anagon Collection, for the night party.

While girls were strutting at the Ascend that night, Geo and I kept on chattering how old we felt amongst Cea's all-college crowd. We also kept on laughing on silly things, and even enjoyed the moves of dancers and models who gave their all in their performances or "spotlight moments". We've agreed that I'd rather watch oa and career people than those who evidently show they are embarassed with what they are doing! Pinasok mo yan e, galingan mo na lang! :D
I also told Geo that what I wore was "over-dressed for UAAP, but underdressed for Ascend" --- hahaha!

Candy Model and friend Patty Mendoza, also my model for Anagon Collection, walked the runway that night for Wrangler, Glitterati, and Poisonberry! =)

With my cousin Ren-Ren, who really loves to dress up! :)
Check her Chictopia here-->

My "date" for the night Geo--who is (no-fail) always fun to be with! :)

Tip to Toe:
Yellow Cory Cardigan - P30(???) - Ukay
Here Comes the Sun Tee - Whatever,Robinsons Dept Store
Black Skirt with Pink Polka dots - P80, SM
Purple Patent Flats (not in pic ;p) - P350 - Divi
Gray Chain Sling Bag - Ate's
Coral and Aqua Beads Bracelets - Anagon Collection
Peace-Love Layered Long Necklace - P150 - Anagon Collection

PS: No full body pic again! ;D Hahaha! This is starting to become less of a fashion blog, and more of my full-time blog compared to mi dear ol Multiply! :D
I'll try to be more masipag next time and take pics before going out, or else I'll end up jumping out of my clothes as soon as i get home--forgetting about blogs and pictures and my old motto of 'Document Everything!' ;D Hehehe!

Commuting to the next level! ;)

Monday, August 10, 2009

I have made a rule for my self to (as much as possible) air-travel in white. If not, I have to at least wear something decent even if it's just for domestic flights.

Photos from Davao trip last summer:

For this trip, I wore my white 3/4 polo, and black pinstripes shorts, my big black Adidas backpack, and a black leather bag. =) I feel that when you make an extra effort to look good, airport people will treat you much better! :D


My first time to ride a plane alone was for the Boracay outing with Marj and her Med School friends, where I tagged along on their 3rd or 4th day. "Going to" was fun through my now-favorite Cebu Pacific (and its cheap rates!) was also my first time to win in this airline's Bring Me contests (I got sachets of hair conditioners, haha!) but going home alone through SeaAire's super small plane was scary! :D

The plane I rode was, I think, less than 20 seaters, and we were less than 10 that time (including the pilots!). I can see the pilot from where I was seated (3rd row!), my bags were just lying around infront of me (no rules whatsoever)---that I felt like I was just riding a bus! The worst part was the winds---AND the person right behind me who was so paranoid that she'll tap my shoulder everytime the plane tilts!
Lady behind me evertime we experience winds: "Bat ganon!???!"


Just last August 5-8, I tagged along again on a Palawan trip with Geo and her uncle from Australia. We were also with Cathz (Geo's friend in Ateneo) and Fred (Geo's boyfriend). My fourth domestic flight for the year! As I've said, I want to look my best on plane rides and airport scenes, I wore an easy-breazy white blouse, tucked in my black skirt with pink polka dots, and wore my comfy silver Sanuk --- a footwear that can adapt from land, to air, to even the sea! :)

My look:

Tip to Toe:

Bubuyog Shades - Bangkok
Yellow "Cory" Cover Up - great find for P25 - Ukay2 :)
Easy Breezy White Top - P (???) - Landmark
Pink Polka Skirt - On-sale at SM for only P80!
Sanuk Shine It Silver - P1400+

Another thing about my recent plane rides through Cebu Pacific was that I always went for the Go-Light promo of the said airline. With this, my total plane fare is cheaper---adding that this Busuanga trip was booked by Geo earlier (I think April?)...owing her only Php 655! :D And that's a round-trip fare!!!!

Because I am on Go-Light, I only bring with me one big duffle bag I stole from my sister--stuff everything in it although I am such a messy-pack rat. My hatest during travels is bringing a big towel. I will bring anything and everything--but I feel that the towel will always be the cause of my bag's weight. Aside from the giant bag, for me it is important to have a small bag with you--with lots of compartments, to store your money, phone, camera, ids/passport, ticket, iPod, and a little notepad+pen for random thoughts. =)

Storms hit Metro Manila the past few days, that our plane ride was shaky (and scary) to and from Busuanga. I took long and deep breaths like how I've learned it in Yoga Classes (which I really miss!) just to fight the dizziness, and listened to my shuffle. It was still fun anyway, even if foods werent served during these rides. (Instant coffee costs P80!)

Besides, I won the Bring Me on both going and leaving plane rides--thanks to my little red bag where I store everything. I feel super competitive in these little contests since no one is really interested to join. When the plane was already settled from taking off, a stewardess will stand in front to announce their inflight-game of Bring Me--then will ask us to clap when we understand the rules. I will always clap loud and excited like a little kid! I knew then that they'll ask for the plane tickets, or a camera, or a cellphone (turned off!). I just got myself 2 Cebu Pacific orange photo totes (the other one I gave to Cathz =)) by being able to raise "Something yellow" and then a "Plane Ticket"! Hahaha! How predictable! ;D