And a friend now works for Cosmo team

Friday, February 26, 2010

My seatmate in college Niz now works for Cosmopolitan Magazine, as the new staff writer for Cosmo.Ph. After working for a small publication, then a food magazine, she now writes about beauty, fashion, events, etcetera--too cool for a job!

Because of my ever Support-Your-Friends mode (I watch/read/support, asmuchas I can, all gigs and whatsoever of people close to me!)...part of my daily routine now is to check out Cosmo Philippines' site and even registered in their forum, something new for someone who is used to teeny Candymag.Com! :)

Anyway, check out my friend's blog entry on her first month of work for (most probably!) Summit Media's number one mag! A Fresh Start. (Congrats Niz, I am so proud of you!!!!)

Speaking of blog, reposting this from my Anagon Collection journal =)

While waiting for Valentines Day movie to start, I was watching mindlessly trailers of upcoming films, when Alicia Keys' Empire State of Mind played.

In New York,
Concrete jungle where dreams are made of,
There’s nothing you can’t do,
Now you’re in New York,
these streets will make you feel brand new,
the lights will inspire you,
lets hear it for New York, New York, New York

Whoo! I gasped and drooled as right in front of me was the trailer of Sex and the City 2...Carrie Bradshaw strikes back--with her minimalist white dress, but sparkling with her GOLD ACCESSORIES. I love it! Thus the birth of Anagon Collection's: 
Check out our new gold-and-white accessories IN THIS ALBUM ...While we all silently dream of New York, designer brands, and sweet sweet summer. =)

Hope you like them!!! :)

XO, Anagon

Me, wearing white dress with gold headband and long necklace, Circa 2008 ;-) Hehe!

On Judge Bubble Gum, My Vegetarian Sandwich, and Night Jogging

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Will forever remind me of my college days 

Survived ga-dozen of meet-ups yesterday around U-Belt, with long hours of commuting...doubling the usual amount of time "wasted" along the road..Godknowswhy. Texted mom, and she told me the EDSA Revolution celebrations and rally might cause the causes of my stress. My 2-hour commute from house to UST became 3 hours yesterday...while a usually short trip from UST to DLSU became a 1 hour drive. And curse the HEAT! ;p

Found the candy stall while waiting for the FX in Morayta, after my FEU meet up. Cool gum which brings me back to my uniformed years in UST--messy and wet hair, enters the campus...drop by the Manang's candy stand just beside our Dapits gate, and buy P10 - 20 worth of Judge, to survive hours of classroom sessions. On days I am broke, though, I always rely on my friends, who always have Judge Bubblegum in their pockets. ;p


Ana asked me among the different fast foods in the metro, which among which is the most "vegetarian friendly"? =)

Although I've answered KFC versus Jollibee (because of their salads), and Jollibee versus McDo (because the latter doesn't even serve salads!)...I was super happy yesterday when I ordered Cheese Burger meal in McDo Morayta. I requested to remove the meat since I would remove it anyway, and sayang naman din. The guy in the counter did not blinked or thought I was crazy (the usual reaction I get)...and instead told me they'll serve it to me in 5 minutes. =) Cheese Sandwich pic above! ;) Added some fries as palaman for texture! ;p Hehe!


I changed into my running shoes on my busride to Fort.

After meet ups, I "ran" asif warming up for the jog that night. The heavy traffic followed me from Manila to McKinley, and frustrated, I changed into my shoes and texted Ana and Me-an that "I am so ready for this!"! Stressed, tired, and hungry, I can't wait to jog with The Bullies--Finally Finally Finally COMPLETE for the night! :)

First night to jog with us! :)

Sandwiches for dinner, to keep up with our "feeling fit" month! ;p (at Olivers)

+ Water for the thirstyyyyy joggers! :D

Sweet =)

From my daily Kabbalah E-Newsletter:

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

"A child learns to walk by falling down and standing up again. Measured against a lifetime of walking, this period of continual stumbling is relatively short.

Today, see your hardships and afflictions in this light, as God teaching you how to walk. The duration of your challenges, no matter how painful, is short compared to a lifetime of spiritual fulfillment."

Oh the never ending process of learning and re-learning "how to walk". Just when I thought I don't need my crane, here I go stumbling back again, proud ol me. See, I am sortof experiencing a deja vu of events right now, like pieces of le darkpast reappearing right in front of me--on different script, cast, and stage. But of the same theme or plot, and of the same dwelling of emotions that never gets tired, never dies no matter how used up. 

But as the horror-scope told me yesterday:
You may need to stop wasting your time and energy on dead issues and let go of the past, Aquarius. It is more than enough to be thankful for where you are today and let the reason or meaning of how you got out of suffering from the results of a past mistake remain part of the great mystery. Spiritual protection you've had at a difficult time in the past may have returned to to remind you of the value in helping others. It's gratitude, not attitude that will get you ahead today.

Gratitude, not attitude. I actually like that! :)

eat the damn chocolate cake, get your hair wet, love someone, dance in those muddy puddles, tell someone off, draw a picture with crayons like you're still 6 years old and then give it to someone who is very important to you. take a nap, go on a vacation, do a cartwheel, make your own recipe, dance like no one sees you, paint each nail a different color, take a bubble bath, laugh at a corny joke. get on that table and dance, pick strawberries, take a jog, plant a garden, make an ugly shirt and wear it all day. learn a new language, write a song, date someone you wouldn't usually go for, make a scrap book, go on a picnic, relax in the sun, make your own home video, kiss the un-kissed, hug the un-hugged, love the unloved, and live your life to the fullest. so at the end of the day, you'll have no regrets, no sorrows, no disappointments.


Fickle-Minded Anagon

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Is it the heat? ;p I've been executing plans, and then only backing out the last minute after all the solo-brainstorming (hahaha)...oh the wasted braincells! ;p

1. Anagon Academy - After planning, contacting venues, and then concocting a "lesson plan" for my first ever, un-sponsored (hehe) Accessories Classes for March, I suddenly put down everything--all announcements, contests, etcetera--from my site. I've consulted on my reliable friends, families, and "managers" (haha), and most were negative about my little/noble accessories school. Haha. But what made me decide was a super persistent girl who wanted me to squeeze in everything from my brain to hers. ;p Bad for business, so AAAW (Anagon Academy of Accessories and Wireart...HAHAHAH)--tata for now! ;p =( =(

2. Vintage Kid - Another of my ga-dozen plans that kept me awake at night. To put up my own (online) vintage store where I'll sell my thrift store finds and some pre-owned pre-loved garbs. I had posted yesterday photos of my new Chucks and my slightly used Charles and Keith red shoes...all-composed and brave to let go of my lovely pairs that night....only to DELETE DELETE DELETE these entries today, because I can't say goodbye to them pala hahaha. Though I am not fully giving up on the VINTAGE KID brand and concept, let's see where this plan will take me in a week or two! ;)

There! :D Just have to let all these out, so I'll be ashamed of backing out on my next drawings. I have to stand firm on my next big "Light Bulb Moment"! ;p Less I want to go halfway-done/unfinished/half-baked like these two projects.

Anyway! Dashboard says this is my 100th post! :D Wow!

TO MORE BLOGGER BLOG POSTS from your Fashionista Commuter! ;o)


Oh Manila Heat!

Monday, February 22, 2010

Made us want to finish up a whole Halo-Halo serving from Travel Cafe! :D (biggest serving ever! haha!)
It did cooled my head for a time, but when we exited GB5, the Manila heat thawed my iced-head...making me "mainit ang ulo"...... if not for Ana's good company (naks! haha!)!

Saw Marj in Greenbelt, where Ana and I met up to watch a film pre-jog, Valentines Day...which is a cute film with a cute cast. ;) The little boy is super cute!

fish lips gonzales, hehehe

Can't believe February is already ending, which means Fitness Month nears its conclusion (and my sister Ana's [bday] month is nearing!!!)! ;p We decided to extend our jogging days till March since our food cravings did not help a bit in our exercise sessions. To more night jogs, and then eat outs afterwards! ;p Hehehe!

from fuckyeahlove

Friday, February 19, 2010

love oh love =)

Life ENDS at 40

After giving us good music for 40 years, APO Hiking Society held their last Valentines concert this year, where my family witnessed the trio sing their hits one last time as a group. It is sad that I am trying to Google the songs lined up that night, which were all super good (the medleys! ang galing!)...but I can't find much people who blogged about the music-historical night. As Cea said, what do I expect? Crowd that night were mostly in their their formal attire, pearls, gowns, you get the picture. ;)

Unlike the farewell concert of the Eraserheads, this one isn't much documented (too bad). I can't get over their funny spills, the Kabilugan ng Buwan segment where they sung this really mellow ballad in marching band (Buboy's), rock and roll (Jim's) and Latin (Danny's) versions. I love the friendship songs medley--Awit ng Barkada fused with Saan Na Nga Bang Barkada? =)

It's also funny to hear their versions of songs I got used with the remakes (the Kami nAPO Muna album!)...mellow blues versions of Blue Jeans and Doo Bidoo--which my ears were more accustomed to be loud because of Rocksteddy and Kamikazee's renditions. (Although I was expecting one or two of these bands as guests for the night, Imago or Spongecola to sing with APO..oh dreamer. Hehe!) APO songs are also like time machines...the song like Pumapatak Ang Ulan brought me to my preparatory years at a nearby pre-school, where we danced this song, complete with umbrellas and raincoats! ;p I also appreciated Show Me a Smile, the good melody melts my heart. We might have forgotten, but they really have beautiful songs on love and friendship! And they said goodbye with grace, no issues, no fights-n-squabbles between the members.

Watching Jim, Buboy and Danny perform live made me say that this group is really the pioneer of OPM. Dad said that when the band was starting, the group stood out for their original voices--not copying the foreign acts style. And thus the start of Original Pinoy Music. Their disbanding will create a huge mark in Pinoy Music History. And I'm glad that at 24 years old--along with the older crowd that night, I was part of it.

Thank you for the songs, thank you for the music, APO!

First and last APO photos in this blog are from 
No copyright infringement intended.

Giving is my way of loving
it’s the only way that I know
i’ve got nothing much
i’ve got nothin’ to show
i love you, you know
although sometimes it doesn’t seem so

Show me a smile and then kiss me
tell me you love me again
come to my room and then lie in my bed
i love you, you know
although sometimes it just doesn't show

-Show me a smile, APO

Straight from a "Beatles Concert"

Wore ensemble above today to visit Summit Media to get my accessories with Candy Mag, which was used for situation shoots yesterday. Then met up with Chickie "after 10 years" of not seeing her (since my birthday!), since her student supposedly for this afternoon wasn't in the country for a week, she was "free as a bird". (ana cruz, 2010) 

Chicks let me pull her around for my Fort meet up, and then had lunch at Contis (where we not-knowingly ordered the same dish -- pesto!). Then we visited Ana in Deutsche, and had coffee-&-convo in good ol' Starbucks aka Sbux. =) ;-)

When Ana saw my outfit, she told me I looked "very hippie" today. I told her I just came from The Beatles' concert! ;D Hah! Or maybe from Woodstock! ;) Woot! Honestly thinking twice this morning on wearing my new-vintage (hehe) floral trousers just because I feel shy of strangers' stares, but then I thought "the heck!" and just went on with what I want to wear---and was happy I did! Long live the Flower Children! =)

Tip to Toe: (oh I super miss this part of my blog!!! :D)
Whatever! Here Comes the Sun Tee
SM Brown Cover Up
Thrifted Floral Trousers - P30 only! :D
Fringe Bag from Hong Kong
Brown Sandals-Shoes from Divisoria 
Anagon Collection Volkswagen Kombi Van Long Necklace

some past blog headers :)

Thursday, February 18, 2010

from from ;)

"May dumi po kayo sa noo, joke!"

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

("You have dirt on your forehead, just kidding")
--- Said the cashier in a grocery/store where I bought new underwear (wow, which is an achievement for someone who isn't into undergarment shopping ;p Haha!)...And we were too dumbstruck to react, so we just laughed halfheartedly. Mom said the lady might have a different religion from us Catholics, oh I don't know, but I just thought it was disrespectful of her, even though it was meant to be "just a joke".

Photo taken using my Diana Lomo Cam, Circa '08! ;p

Today is Ash Wednesday. The start of the Holy Week for Christians all over the world. I have missed out TWO consecutive masses (one was last last Saturday, Homily was already ending, so I don't consider it a full mass; and the other was just last weekend--APO on Saturday night, then RENT on Sunday). I felt really bad when I remember missing my obligations, not for anything else, but because I don't want to miss a day of "hanging out" with Him. =/ So, without thinking twice, I went with mom today for Ash Wednesday mass.

Since Lent/Holy Week meant NO MEAT, Cea and I ate pasta and pizza (shared) at Sbarro for dinner.

And as a vegetarian... this is a normal-everyday thing for me...So I was actually thinking of another form of fasting/abstinence..A Sacrifice. But I am still thinking of one. Like, some will not go online till Easter Sunday, although my job as online seller wouldn't make this possible. Others will (for the meantime) stop a daily "bisyo", like maybe coffee or cigarette...Or maybe Facebook Fasting? :D You think you can do this??

Anyway, Ate registered me for a Holy Week retreat at Sagada, after I mentioned to her my long-time-plan of spending these days somewhere else except home. I missed the required recollections and retreats we all get back in our Catholic school. Not only were these like time with friends outside the campus' four-restricted-walls, but also, we were more in-touch with our inner-selves them, and more "talkative with God"--chattering to Him about every aspect of our lives. =) Hope the Sagada thing will push through. =)


Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Horoscope for Today:  
(As texted by Ana, from Philippine Star, my fave ;p)

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You’ll be teaching others, though probably not formally. Your demeanor and mannerisms will be indicators as to how to behave. It will delight you to notice that others are following your lead.

Same day as my Alternative Class teaching stint in DLSU! :D

Where to begin? :D

It's so hard to catch up with stories after daysss of missing out on my blogging routine! :D
Things caught up and, well, gotta live the life outside my online home! ;)

Telling a story backwards (how do they call this in "story writing"?). Here goes! =)

Feb 16: I taught accessories making for whopping 30+ students at the De La Salle University's Alternative Class Day! =)

Someday, if I'll have a repeat "teaching career", I'll make a huge pliers or beads or wires out of cartolina or styro, for demo purposes--since it was super hard to teach in front of the room with tiny tiny materials, that people at the back can't see anything. What I have to do is to approach the students group by group--by twos or threes--so I can teach them the technique hands on...Which I think is also good anyway. =)

Where's Wally! :D

I had one guy and one gay in class. =) I think it's cute they enrolled in Beading 101! The guy, while making the ring, asked help to make the ring size smaller..coz he will be giving it to somebody else daw. =)

When dad saw what I wore for my "class" (white shirt, black shorts, black flats, and a nice floral coat)...He said I was too "rugged". I told him: "Hindi naman ako Math Teacher!" Hehehe!

With Nikki (the one who invited me, thanks! :)) and Martee.

Feb 14: Valentine Dates: Marcianos Greenbelt with Ana and Ava, and then watched the rock musical RENT.

I wasn't planning on watching RENT just because of the lamest reason "na wala akong kasama e". Good thing  the play was brought up on my birthday, and Ana said I can tag along with her college sorority sister. =) 

We had a hard time with the tickets, but we scored three Orchestra Side seats to think it was already late January when we thought of looking for them. 

I really enjoyed RENT! :) Although I feel that if I wasn't able to watch the film version, I wouldn't be able to understand the play. I am not sure why, but there were parts that just "missed" it. Check out Our Awesome Planet's very honest REVIEW. Although with some glitches, it was a nice Vday night experience... It reminded me of the beautiful musical film my high school best friend made me watch, I think, 4 years ago. Still, NO DAY BUT TODAY! :)

I love the voice of the girl who played Mimi. It was low and coool. Also, I lovelovelove the part when they all lined up, facing the audience (us) and sung Seasons of Love. I was kilig and gushing! Everyone was! Especially on the part:
Oh you got to you got to remember the love,
You know that love is a gift from up above
Share love, give love, spread love
Measure, measure your life in love.
 Oh that lady did hit the high notes!!! =D Sent me "whoooo!"-ing and clapping-crazy! Hahaha! Ana said she wished they repeated the number by the end of the play! =)

Feb 13 (pm): Watched the last Vday concert of the APO Hiking Society with my family, at the SMX.

They're reallyreally good! :) I love the songs lineup!
And nakakabilib that they performed without breaks, and I think they did not missed out any of their hits!

Trivia: We were named after the APO's song ANNA! :)

The youngest in the crowd! =)

I hope somebody will blog on the set that night, I really love all the songs they performed, and was entertained by their props and medleys and in-between-songs stories! :) They're the best in medleys and blending of voices!!!

Feb 13 (am): Third Jogging Day with Ana.

Ayaw niya ng pic hehe!

Where we ended up eating these right after. =p Aww fail!

Feb 12 pm: Watched Percy Jackson with Ana.

We really love the book version! :p But the movie did not follow it AT ALL! But it was fun watching it narin. =) We just felt that they weren't planning on releasing the whole series in film, that's why they did not care to follow the book. ;p

Feb 12 (am): Lyka Drama

Oh the drama of breakin' up few days before Valentines Day! Sorry Lyks for blogging about you! Hahaha!

Lyka texted me Friday morning, and wanted to meet up and "talk to a friend". We spent the whole day together, while doing my usual businesswhathaveyous...And then had our talk later on at the mall. She and her guy of almost 2 years broke up that morning, and while I was being my "feeling Doctor Love" self...Lyka later on that night revealed that "It was all a ploy!" Turns out her "lover-ex-and then back to lover" meant to surprise her pre-Valentines with a couple's ring. =D Nasty!

I honestly don't know if I'll be happy or what, after seeing my friend grieving the whole afternoon. Oh well, All's Well That End's Well. =)