They're really coming!!!

29.4.10



When a big-time singer or group goes to the country, but the price is too hefty for mi pockets and I am not really a big fan--I'll always reason out "Pag si *Insert favorite band/singer that first came in mind* lang yan! Di ko talaga papalagpasin!" 
("If only it was *Insert favorite band/singer that first came in mind*! I wouldn't let this pass!")

And always-always-always, whenever the topic of dream concert is brought up, I'll say "Dashboard Confessional"! It's one of those bands with the songs that became a big part of my life soundtrack!

Will happen right after my Viet trip, which scares my pockets even though, in all fairness, the VIP tickets are priced fairly! :D

Details! Details!
Dashboard Confessional will be here in Manila this May 27,2010 @ Trinoma Mindanao Open Parking Lot
Ticket prices:
EARLY-BIRD (Until May 3, 2010 only!)
VIP -> PhP 3,256.00(Reserved Seating)
Gold -> PhP 2,432.00(With Seats - FCFS)
Silver -> PhP 1,236.00(Standing)
Bronze -> PhP 580.00(Standing)
REGULAR (Starting May 4, 2010)
VIP -> PhP 4,070.00(Reserved Seating)
Gold ->PhP 3,040.00(With Seats - FCFS)
Silver ->PhP 1,545.00(Standing)
Bronze  -> PhP 725.00(Standing)
All tickets are available in alll Ticketworld outlets. Call 891-9999 or visit ww.ticketworld.com.ph

Poster and info above from Manila Concert Scene

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Are you a DC fan? What's your all time Dashboard favorite song???
=D I have to go for the over-played-but-still-classic-hands-down: Hands Down! ;-)

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Dashboard Confessional Current Top3:
1. Hands Down
Hands down this is the best day I can ever remember,
I'll always remember the sound of the stereo,
the dim of the soft lights,
the scent of your hair that you twirled in your fingers
and the time on the clock..



2. Stolen
You are the best one, of the best ones
We all look like we feel



3. Don't Wait
The sky glows
I see it shining when my eyes close
I hear your warnings but we both know
I'm gonna look at it again





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PS: It rained awhile ago! :D Like, for 5 minutes!
A blessing after the looong-hooot summer days! (?) Or more of "Hello Global Warming!" ;p =S



"touristy"

26.4.10







Finally! After weeks of working on the baptismal souvenirs ordered by my really nice client named Jowan, I am done with the 200 pieces of wire art-photo holders:


The idea is to put candies inside the glass test tube-y bottles with blue heart charm and bronze baby shoe accents:

..And when candies are consumed, they can stick the bottle cap, which I attached with self-made wire photo holder. ;-)

Met up with Jowan awhile ago in Festival Mall to deliver the goods, and although that was my only reason of going out, I decided to try on my DIY petal-edge denim shorts. =) Accessorized with pinks: skinny belt and rose bracelet both from my online shop

About the hat! It's a purchase for the day, after pressuring myself the past days not to shop anymore before my May out-of-the-country trip because I haven't really saved up for this! =p My will wasn't too strong, I actually got three hats!! Thinking of this mad-hatter-mode sending money flying as rewards for finishing the 200 souvenirs...just so my impulsive buys are justified. ;p

Met up with mom in the grocery after, and I was excited I wore this black round-top hat already. She said I look touristy. Haha!

Love ♥

25.4.10















All photos reblogged from loveyourchaos@tumblr.

Show me some blog love! :)

Coz today is Anagon's Blog 1st Birthday!!! =)
Yehey Yehey! :D *fireworks*
Hahaha!
Gone a looong way and encountered lots of changes since I first posted in this blog! And I love every second of it!
Photo above was my first profile pic for Blogger! ;)

I forgot that it's the 24th of April, and greeted the two special celebrants of the day only now that I'm home surfing the net! Hah! :D 

Other than the Fashionista Commuter/Anagon's Blog......

Happy Birthday also to my high school best friend Myey!!! =) 
Thank you for the best years! :)

Heeh! A FRIENDSTER collage I salvaged just for this post hahaha!
Made this circa 2005 aka pre-photoshop-knowledge. Hahaha! :D


Taking care of a little girl with potential modeling career!

24.4.10








Had a "photo shoot"* this morning with my friend Geo's sister Gileena. Gileena had been modeling for my small online shop ever since, and every time--I will be super joyed because this kid is not only so cute --but she knows how to project! I don't have to show her what to do, she poses in front of the camera like a professional model! ;) 

The new Hernandez girl: Which their mom said will be my future model! (hehe!). Gilee. Me.


I'm betting this kid will have a career in the modelling world someday! :D



*"photo shoot" with the quotation marks, since it was only me and my point-and-shoot camera, plus my personal make up and little skills in applying. Hehe!

Still the same :-)

23.4.10




Wore this for today's trip to Summit Media's office to deliver some accessories for another Candymag photo shoot (wee!!!). I wanted to try out the checkered-floral combo--a supposed to be "off" look, till I saw fellow fashion bloggers pulling this style easily! Asked mom on my way out of our house about my mix-matched outfit for today, and she told me it was summer-y! :)

Not planning anything for the afternoon, till my best friend from high school [Myey] texted me that she'll be going to Alabang that day (my area). Told her I will be going to Boni area first but have no plans after, and figured out she'll come from Ortigas (near Boni)--so we can go to Alabang together!

Had lunch at Manggan in Megamall, then had Fro-Yo (frozen yogurt) in Red Mango (megamall also)--where I realized that my crowd are so into this new healthy-cold-treat craze in the country!


Meet my "Bes" :-) 
She's getting thinner every time I meet her!!! ;D




Honestly, it's been months since I've seen her. And the last times we saw each other weren't actually big-bonding experiences. Bes was super into her work and became busy--being a breadwinner and all to her family in the States. I am super proud of her that she always gets (and fights for!) what she wants--the condominium unit that she wanted, where it should be, the car that she wanted, etcetera...In her own words "NO COMPROMISE". But thinking of our high school years of being inseparably-together, I have to admit that not having the same her around and having a more serious girl instead made me feel bad--but that's because I did missed her a lot. 



My Bes' Mess ;-)

The Serious Willed Achiever Bes I will always love. =)

But thank God for this day of meeting her again, riding the bus with me (your Fashionista Commuter! :) Hah!) to go from Megamall to Festival Mall, eating out (with her still eating more than me!!! :D), cry-talks or what we called way back as our "philosophical talks" (haha!), and even singing songs she wrote in high school (because I still know the lyrics, while she--the composer--forgot some of them na!)! The moments though that stuck to me now that my long day with my best friend already ended were all the laugh-trips we had awhile ago. I can't remember the last time we have been together this long since we separated from 7am-5pm-high-school. And it was a day I realized why she was my best friend in the first place: days with her will always be lessons-filled, matched with getting support from a friend on my goals, and topped with laughter. I realized that some situations change--people have to grow because of situations, but there will be these immeasurable things that are actually still *sniff* the same. =,) 


Anagon's Blog hits its 1st year! =D

21.4.10


Three days from now marks my one year of "living" here in Blogger/Blogspot.
April 24, 2009, I decided to make a new blog circling on fashion--inserting tidbits of my life, and named this place "The Fashionista Commuter". I wasn't sure of my goal back then--Multiply became lonely when people decided that Face Book is the new craze. Tumblr is for micro-blogging, which is not me since I am a big online blabber. Chictopia, Lookbook, and other fashion social networking sites are cool, but I felt I wouldn't fit in yet. So Blogger became a new home.

After years of living in Multiply (I think around 4 years!), Blogger has been a quitter alternative. I left my Multiply friends, and started telling stories to new people I meet here. Some old friends will ask for my new blog, which I am sincerely thankful. And after realizing that I can't just talk about the outfit, I changed my home address to "anagonsblog"--so I can freely talk about other things in my life. And then and there, though I still miss anagonzales in Multiply, I actually felt at home in the quiet, yet growing world of Blogspot. =)

To celebrate my first year, will be giving away a Wire Art Loot from Anagon to one lucky girl:
(Note: Prize will be shipped for free! But so sorry, this contest is only for those who live in the Philippines! =/ ) :

1. A Gold (or Silver--whatever you prefer) Wired Heads Headband

2. A Name Key Chain / Bag Charm - Gold or Silver! =) (with the word/name of your choice, of course. ;))

and 3. A Twisty Heart Long Necklace (gold/silver)!

To Join:
Step One: Just comment on this post or email me (anagon.gonzales@yahoo.com) on what is your favorite blog post in Anagon's Blog, and why. =)
Step Two: Include your name and email add. ;-) 

Promo runs till the end of the month! =)
Again! Thanks for being part of my blogging life! =)

Oh, Random!



I. Anagon Collection now just A N A G O N.
Last night, I tinkered with my online shop in the hopes of making it look like Forever21's website.



What happened, though, was from having a super hip and colorful site (I ordered/made by Xyla, a year ago)...

I now have an online shop that is soooo simple...I'm not sure if it is "good-simple" or the "boring-simple". ;p


I am into different arts/art medium...but techie-art forms are a big challenge to me ever since! I can't make layouts, use the CSS, or make really cool photo-edits. ;p I guess I'll still need to ask help from the experts again when I have the budget. ;p


II. Hachiko
The family watched Cea's recommended film a few days ago, on DVD. It is titled Hachiko, starring Richard Gere. This based-on-real-life movie is about the heartbreaking dog-owner relationship, and the value of loyalty and unconditional love. Really a tear-jerker! The family loves Hachiko!

photo from wikipedia

Who loves dogs here? I remembered telling Ana, while we watched people walking their cute dogs during our morning outdoor Starbucks coffee-ing near her workplace, that if I have a choice, I want to be with someone who loves dogs as much as I do. Must Love Dogs--just like another movie title goes.
Ana said: Ako, basta Must Love Me. Haha!  


III. The TV Guesting
Same day that we went to DFA for our passport issue (blogged HERE)...While waiting for 10am (Ana's call time), an unregistered number texted me saying:

Helo mam. =) dis is lei of Unang Hirit. Wud u b available 2day po for the shoot abt wired accessories? kaht po aftr lunch sna. meron pOng intrvw abt tips on taking cre of acesories at demo on hw to make dis accessories. sori 4 such a short notice. tnx po.

For the first time in my 4 years of accessories-making and selling, I was invited for a TV interview--with no less than one of the top morning shows in our country!!! (Unang Hirit)

I don't know what spirit possessed me that afternoon, but I replied to the text with a polite decline of the invitation!!! Then, I was thinking of the materials I will use for the demo--which is a 2-hour drive all the way home--and another 2 hours going back to their studio. In short, I was just being a big LAZY bones! But now I realized how I wasted an opportunity--just like that! ;p

20.4.10

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