Fairview Terraces + Style Origin

Monday, June 30, 2014

Hello Neverland! So last weekend was one of those "best event ever" held in far far away north.

Fairview Terraces invited me and ALL my blog friends to enjoy their mall for almost one full "fieldtrip-ish" day. It was also my first time there, so naexcite din ako what's there for us. 

Sam Tsui - Kurt Schneider Manila Concert

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Happy List

Friday, June 27, 2014

Extravagant things, like surprises and fireworks and gadgets and travel, will make the great majority happy. 
But to mababaw ol' me, here are the little (some quirky) things that instantly perk me up:

Low Lights

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Today is my first day back in the school. Not yet for regular classes, but more of for first day (re)orientation and getting used to. Reprogramming. I love that I woke up in a more chilly Manila, and I am also excited for tonight's Sam Tsui-Kurt Schneider concert. Again, I am not sure on what to expect from all these things, but the uncertainties, the newness--from school to the concert--made them more appealing to go through.

Hear Me Roar

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Wore this during the Sam Tsui - Kurt Schneider presscon a few days ago, and got a "Nice Shirt!" compliment again, from Sam naman, lol! They're going to perform TONIGHT and TOMORROW at the SMX, so go get your tickets na! :) 

Anyway, I thought it was going to rain that day, thus:

Nivea In-Shower Skin Conditioner

I wonder how people really maintain their regimen. I used to moisturize my skin before, every night before bed. May time na I can't even sleep ng hindi pa nag lolotion! Then eventually I got tired or too busy to keep up with my routine. 

So here's an interesting new product from NIVEA for people like me who are: 1) too on-the-go to have skincare regimens, and 2) not a fan of the oily sticky lotion-ed skin (especially in this weather!)

Sam Tsui x Kurt Schneider Manila Tour Presscon

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Had a blast yesterday when I went with the gang to the Sam Tsui and Kurt Schneider Manila presscon - meet and greet - fan girling! Wahahaha!

With Tracy and Christine:

With Janine of Starmedia Entertainment, and an old friend of my younger sister:

Program started with the opening act for the Asian Tour - Rita De Guzman:

She sang a beautiful rendition of All of Me, the start of the many "So much feelz!" moments that afternoon:

And then, the boys came to the stage! Tracy, Christine, Raiza and I went near the stage kaagad, haha! Wala nang upo upo! Lol! Sharing some beautiful quotes from Sam and Kurt during the fun interview session:

The Opposite of Envy

Monday, June 23, 2014

Ayala Malls' Style Origin is fast becoming a "tradition" to me. I've been to at least one show (in different Ayala Malls like Alabang Town Center, Harbor Point in Pampanga, and Greenbelt) every year to witness what's new from several merchants of my favorite shopping sites. Yesterday's event in Trinoma is a bit different and more special, though, some of my blog friends highlighted the runway! 

Hosts Chino Lui Pio and Joyce Pring

Model-slash-blogger Robbie Becroft:

VIGAN: Bid for New 7 Wonder Cities of the World!

Friday, June 20, 2014

Sadly, I haven't been to Vigan. I think I've passed by this charming city, but the family or my barkada haven't stayed there for a day or 2, so I always envy seeing the pictures (and feeling vintage ootds! ;D) of my friends who've been there. 

Sorry for borrowing your #throwback pictures, Pax and Paul! Haha!

Second Star to the Right

Sobrang thrilled ako when I stepped out of the house yesterday in layers. The first time I went out of our gate, secretly enjoying the cloudy gloomy day, but then *plock*. One to 2 steps away palang from our house, *plock*plock*. Naputikan na the back of my legs and my velvet-ish seafoam green ballet flats, so I went back and changed to save my cutesy shoes (#mejomaarte, hehe). Tweaked the supposed all-soft look and wore my tough black buckled boots instead, and with the tights (na hindi ko sadyang may torn details, haha)--So second round, rain ready!!!

Anne Curtis' OOTD Partner: Plains & Prints

Remember this post? TV darling Anne Curtis continues this "Perfect Partnership" with clothing brand Plains & Prints--and complete with a tea party and release of the Pre-Fall collection earlier!

Visited the relaunched Shangrila Mall Plains & Prints branch to check out the preview of the new collection before the program started:

The Plains and Prints Pre-Fall Collection is composed of FOUR sets of off-the-rack ensembles: Fleur de Lis (girly, vibrant pinks and purples), California Dreamin' (shift dresses, dainty pants), Uptown Girl (Audrey Hepburn, bold hues like blues, yellows, oranges), and Flights of Fancy (dress down, classic botton down polo, with interesting twist in prints and colors).


WIN: Trip to El Nido, Etc. at #GreenbeltDapperDad

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Share a photo of your dad on Instagram wearing a dapper style outfit.. and get a chance to win either of the following: 

- Vacation in El Nido Resorts Apulit Island for 2
- P10,000 Penguin gift certificates,
- P5000 Bulgogi Brothers GCs

The El Nido part is tempting, haha. Click HERE for the full mechanics. Good luck!

H&M Philippines - Coming Soon!

Swedish brand H&M, or Hennes & Mauritz AB, one of the world's LARGEST fashion retailer will FINALLY open its first store in the Philippines. During my trips to Singapore, Hong Kong or the States, I looked forward to shopping in stores that we don't have here in Manila--and my favorite is H&M because of the wide and updated fashion selections at the best price and quality.

What to expect no.1: 3000 square meters for H&M Philippines' first and flagship store at the Mega Fashion Hall, SM Megamall. 

Had the chance to visit H&M's headquarters earlier:

What to expect no.2: The playful sophisticated spirit of the 21st century bohemian woman is the look for the season. For men, Autumn 2014 is all about the wardrobe of the modern mod, one that mixes Parisian cool with the attitude of London and the sleekness of New York.

Ladies and gentlemen, the H&M Autumn 2014 collection...

Surprise for Dad No.2: Hillsong United Manila Concert!

Monday, June 16, 2014

After the material gifts and surprise for dad (read here), I felt spontaneous last Friday to give him an even more memorable Father's Day by purchasing Hillsong United tickets even at the last minute. The best part is, we were able to watch the concert as a family. :) Long lines and wasted time? Worth it!

Sharing our experience through this video. It's one of the most beautiful concerts I've been to, the lights glow, the crowd felt one. Vid taken with my iPhone5, and we were far from the stage, but audio is pretty decent. :) Enjoy and may God bless you and your families. :)

Team Kramer for Sun Life!

Only 32% of Filipinos have a saving habit. (Sun Life, SWS)

Early this year, I decided that at 28 years old I have to be wiser when it comes to my finances. I know it's a bit "late" especially kids these days are becoming more financial literate (which is a good thing!), but at least I have to start somewhere! To make my goal a reality, I invested in a most-recommended life insurance company by my peers: Sun Life of Canada (Philippines) Inc. Just recently, Sun Life created the Brighter Life campaign, and declared June as the Financial Independence Month. Because they believe that breaking the cycle of bad money habits starts with the family, Sun Life partnered with social media darling--the Team Kramer--to better spread their advocacy.

Watch out for more of Doug Kramer, Cheska Garcia-Kramer, Kendra (Superstar!), Scarlet, and Gavin videos as their adorable family tackle money issues with their signature humour and charm as the newest advocates for a Brighter Life.

How I Met Your Mother

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Zalora: Just For Dads

Seeing all of the Father's Day posts on Facebook today, I'd like to share my mini surprise for my own dad a few days in advance. This is surprise Number 1.

Before the actual surprise, I chose several items from that I can give to my daddy, and I picked 2 pairs of espadrilles, workout clothes, boxers, and shirts. My total for ALL THESE is Php3000 only! 

Here's what happened during the surprise! :) Watch:

A big thank you again to @zaloraph for making Father's Day extra special this year. :)

To be honest, I always feel that I am more of a Dorothy Perkins girl than a Topshop girl (both great brands under one amazing giant umbrella called the RSSI). I am not really street style cool like the Topshop kids, but Dorothy Perkins satisfies my different but all feminine style preferences: sometimes madam, sometimes boho, sometimes picnic / 50s girl.

A Thousand Splendid Suns

Friday, June 13, 2014

Sooo many exciting things happening right now.

Taylor Swift MNL #RedTourCornetto

Thursday, June 12, 2014

I wasn't expecting that I'll be able to watch Taylor Swift's concert, but when Cornetto confirmed a day before the Manila tour date, the rest is history.

Edited: Congrats to the winner: Jayvee Pasamonte! See you on Thursday at the SMX!

Youtube sensations Sam Tsui and Kurt Schneider are coming to Manila for a 2-day concert!

These two internet celebrities are famous for their soulful covers of pop artists like Adele, Bruno Mars, Justin Timberlake, Taylor Swift, and as well as creative mashups. Here are some of them:

FUN's We Are Young

Gotye's Somebody that I Used to Know, complete with music video:

Kurt Schneider, usually on instrumentals, also did a beautiful cover of Plain White T's Hey There Delilah (one of my favorite songs ever. :))

With Starmedia Entertainment, get to watch the Sam Tsui and Kurt Schneider LIVE on a TWO-DAY concert at the SMX:

MARK YOUR CALENDARS, and hope to see you guys in 2 weeks!
I will also be giving away a PAIR of tickets (section to be announced) to the concert on June 26. To join:

1) Must follow Starmedia Entertainment:
Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

2) Follow me on Twitter and Instagram (@anagon).

3) Post the concert poster above (on Twitter OR IG) with the caption: "WIN: Tickets to #samtsui and #kurtschneider Asian Tour here: #SamKurtMNL @anagon" 

4) Comment below with your name, email, and link of your post. Winner will be announced in this page on June 22. Good luck!

Invitation from the boys:

SHANA: Affordable Spanish Clothing Brand

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

I know, I know. There are A LOT of clothing brands na that are your go-to whenever you shop for another season or get a closet makeover... But other than Topshop or Dorothy Perkins--guys, you just have to get to know SHANA:

Shana is a Spanish brand that also belongs to the RSSI family (our favorites Topshop, Topman, Dorothy Perkins, Warehouse, River Island, etc). Their new collections of trendy clothing and accessories come out every week, but what I love most about Shana is their very reasonable price range. Most of the items I got earlier cost below Php1000!