Just A Phase

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Naalala ko lang, back in high school, I became part of an all-girls barkada, comprised of 16 excelling (yeheees, sorry buhatan nato ng bangko!) kids from the "pilot class", and head of the different high school sanctioned clubs. I remember now nalang na I never had a kabarkada in my club since 1st year cause all of them were presidents in their own group--from glee club, math club, outreach, computer, pep voice, pep squad, etcetera... And of course, yours truly, from Art Club. I had extra curricular activities here and there, but always dapat part ako ng Art Club.. And during my last year in high school, they voted for me as president and I guess it sort of gauged the whole life-track / life-path I've chosen since then.

Anyway! Big throwback lang since the past days had been a series of memory lane! But first, my ootd from the SM Doll Glam event, na nalimutan kong dresscode pala dapat is Doll (isang malaking DUH haha)

I know it's a trend, and trend-following here tends to make one poseur-ish (dami kasing cool, haha), but I really enjoy looking normcore now, borderline pambahay, but still comfortable. 

I like the quirky feel mixing the striped details from the Adidas cap, to my Elle Girl dress, down to my Adidas slides. And of course, the gray Baggu bag that you can get from The Travel Club was a perfect, hindi papansin accessory to the whole look.

As with my New Balance phase, or maxi skirt phase, I know this look will have a deadline--but for now, sabi ko nga, enjoy ako e, di ko sure if bagay sakin pero masaya ako so push! ;)

Anyway! Finally, ginaganahan na uli ako mag kwento. Hindi ko alam pero feel ko wala na masyadong nagbabasa ng blogs for the past months. Parang (just assuming a) people simply rely on the convenience and visual-appeal of Instagram for updates and fashion ideas. I miss the days when people scroll your blog, add an insightful or sweet comment. But oh well, I still like writing looong kwentos so I guess I can't really totally replace my blog for IG. Eventually, people will find another medium and get addicted to it... Instagram will then be just another phase.

Pa-art shot of our food for IG, haha. This was for a meeting with a potential BU8 partner! Ready na ba kayo??? :)

Running through the halls of a high school. Not mine, though, it still felt good to be back to work!

Surprise feature! Saw myself in the newspaper last week for the Fitflop SuperJelly event. In my pambahay (haha, cursing the normcore phase now! Joke!)

One time last week, I partied with Smart's team and ambassadors in Skinny Mike (The Fort) for the Smart Bro Quiz Night! Sobrang crazy cause everyone's competitive! Anyway, this was my team's table--Mad Men + Niche + Lush Angel! Haha--still the winning team in my eyes! Lol.

On a different night naman, right after the Eddie Bauer fashion show at the SM Aura, ang swerte nga naman that Christine was also asa High Street for Butcher Shop Pub's dry-run. Had drinks with the Mad Men + Niche... Ang saya and sobrang spontaneous kasi ng lahat! :)

Speaking of Christine, went out with her yesterday since holiday and wala syang work. We had light dinner in Glo, and--the highlight of our "bonding" was we went to gym together! Haha! She was forced to do my gym routine kasi wala palang Zumba kahapon (nakabakasyon si teacher, lol). Enjoyed 1.5hours of sweat, focus, good music, and may extrang chika during breaks with this girl!

My favorite part of the Intercon gym is the poolside, na pwede kang mag relax after pagtutuos sa bike, sabay mag emo. Lol.

Another highlight of last week was the little eat-outs with Pax. Bihira ko na sya makasama because of her sobrangbusy sched, but bilang tao na kumakain, I enjoy nalang the few hours na we spend para mag food trip and luckily napapadalas sya last week--one time sa Vikings. And then this one naman, very random na Goldilocks ang napili namin, hehehe:

Ok, last kwento na at sobrang ginanahan naman ako, haha...

Last Sunday, after a cancelled out-of-town, meant siguro talaga na I was able to watch our high school glee club reunion concert. Since commute lang kami ni Cea going to St. Scho, nag swear kami na mag stopover sa good-ol Becky's Kitchen. Sobrang namiss ko tong bakeshop nato! Dito kami bumibili noon last minute ng crinkles and brownies lalo na pag Christmas party potluck or teacher's day, tapos di kami prepared. Hehe!

Bulletin boards ng clubs sa Gate 6, and of course hinanap ko ang Art Club ko. :) Tawang tawa si Cea sa bagong club na Little Picasso--lakas maka-pressure sa mga kids! :D Hahaha!

Sayang kami lang naka watch na Barx... Hi Fred, Geo, and Mona:

Super kinikilig ako the whole time, every song, even the theater, brought back so many St. Scho memories. Ang dami ko ding nakasalubong na teachers ko noon, including my moderator noon sa Art Club. Nung una nahihiya pako, pero nag joke nalang ako na, "Miss! (how we call our teachers in high school, college nalang naging Ma'am, hehe) Next time dapat tayo na gagawa ng backdrop!" Hehe, yun ang role naming Art Club members noon pag may big gathering ang school. Taga painting ng giant stage backdrops!

I really went to the concert for my kabarkada, Mitch! Ang dami niyang solo parts (yey!) which I posted on my Instagram like her biggest fan girl, hehe! Sya talaga all-time favorite singer ko!

Throwback vids during breaks. Naku naalala ko to, Pandacan outreach of my batchmates where we taught the kids songs, children's literature, etc. every Saturday. Nakakamiss.

Barx represent! :)

Ang feel good ng day na yon, and of course we had to take pictures around the campus, our tambayan, and sa field! :D

Ilang years ago na ba since high school? I know that even personal style changes, technology is now easily replaced (blog before, IG now, iba nanaman tomorrow)... But I am happy that there are things that remain consistent in this world--like my love for art. Like my high school friends and my memories with them. Just a phase? Maybe not. :)

See you this Saturday for the VERY FIRST INSTAX DIY DAY! With Kerwin Tongol and the new Instax Share Ambassador, we will be teaching you different Instax art works to maximize the use of your prints. Excited to see you! Follow @TeamInstaxPH for updates! ;)

Alodia Gosiengfiao and Tricia Gosingtian for SM Doll Glam Challenge

Monday, July 28, 2014

When I got an invitation with the names Tricia Gosingtian and Alodia Gosiengfiao, I thought agad that I should be there. The two are pioneers when it comes to online presence, and I really admire their creativity and how far they are now in their own fields! I remember parin their Deviant Art days, how I enjoy browsing through their amazing photo shoots, mabusisi choice of set and costumes!

In line with this throwback, the event is actually The SM Store Beauty Section's Doll Glam Challenge. Exciting!!!

Big stars Judy Ann Santos-Agoncillo and Sarah Geronimo are the newest Myra E endorsers.

TW Steel gives to us the best of both worlds: A watch that is oversized and slim. 

My favorite in the new TW Steel Slim Collection:

Umbra Shift Exhibit @ Dimensione BGC

Umbra Shift’s innagural collection of home accessories takes the spotlight at a two-week exhibit to be held at Dimensione, One Parkade, Bonifacio High Street, Bonifacio Global City from July 26 to August 8, 2014.

Katy Soundtracking

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Can't seem to stress my being a Katy Cat ([n.] A big fan of Katy Perry), and now more than ever--using her songs to motivate me while trying to seriously finish my allotted time on the gym's jog machine or stationary bike, down to my "background music" while on a crowded bus, rain blurring, fogging dramatically the window next to me.

On those days: I am feeling giddy and kilig.
Background music: Hummingbird Heartbeat
Even the seasons change
Our love still stays the same
You give me that hummingbird heartbeat
Spread my wings and make me fly!

On those days: I am feeling independent, a fighter.
Background Music: Roar
You held me down, but I got up
Already brushing off the dust
You hear my voice, you hear that sound
Like thunder gonna shake the ground!

On those days: I am feeling wanted, special.
Background Music: Dark Horse
So you wanna play with magic?
Boy you should know what you're fallin' for
Baby do you dare to do this
'Cause I'm comin' at you like a dark horse

And lastly,
On those days: I am feeling unsure, alone, needed assurance.
Background Music: Not Like The Movies
If stars don't align, if it doesn't stop time, 
If you can't see the sign, wait for it...

...One hundred percent, worth every penny spent.
He'll be the one that finishes your sentences.

Obviously feeling a teeeeeny tiny bit melodramatic right now, but nothing a good, relatable song can't fix. But my, my, my, if you are one who can relate to me right now, let us keep in our hearts that sentimental days like this will be worth something someday, or maybe even worth looking back to and re-realize our purest and selfless side. :)

One day. :)
Polo - Uniqlo | Skirt - Urban Hour | Flats - Dorothy Perkins | Photos - @sarahtirona

Braven Mira Wireless & Waterproof Speaker

Saturday, July 26, 2014

It's not an alarm clock (I still rely on my phone, hehe), but it's almost like that. The Braven Mira blasting my favorite songs every morning is becoming a new daily pick-me-upper. I also love that the stylish design of this speaker makes it a great add-on in the bookshelf.

All In & All-Out

Friday, July 25, 2014

First of all, these grainy pictures bother me, haha. Though mas nakakabother my ka-OC-han when before I really don't care about picture-quality, carebears kung tabingi, putol, blur, lol. Anyway, that day Pax and I tried to take photos padin kahit na bigla nalang umulan. We just finished a meeting and on our way to the Delsey event.

Isa pang anyway, so the past days hindi ko alam kung ano ang sumapi sakin at bigla nalang akong nagpursigi mag gym. The first day, last Monday, I was dragging myself to finally use the 3-month Gold's Gym GC that I won last year. But since then ...I haven't missed a day na hindi nag gym.

Delsey celebrates Fête De La France

Thursday, July 24, 2014

As a commemoration of its rich heritage, Delsey, in partnership with the French Embassy and Hola Magazine, hosted the Fête de la France – a celebration of French National Day held last July 22 at Greenbelt 3. Had a few glasses of wine, and enjoyed the Panggo band with Pax during this intimate event:

Beautiful pieces inspire me. This year, although on jewelry-making hiatus, I've been lucky to discover a lot of impressive imported brands focusing on quality and exquisite line of jewelries that will make you drool--and one of them is Morellato. Founded in Venice, Italy in 1930, Morellato has been charming generations upon generations of discerning clients with its jewelries that showcase the best of Italian craftsmanship and inspired by Italian Renaissance.

The gorgeous Morellato brand ambassadors during the event in the Shangri-La Mall:
Isabel Oli, Kelly Misa, Divine Lee, Ian Batterson, Shamcey Supsup, Jaz Quin, Ryza Cenon, Bella Padilla, and Nicole Anderson

Vikings Buffet: South East Asian Street Food for August!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Sorry for inconsiderably posting this at this time! Haha! So earlier today, I had a feast with Vikings SM Megamall, as they served to us their new South East Asian menu specially created just for the month of August! Expect these new selections every weekend next month--so for the Malaysian, Singaporean and Indonesian food lovers out there... ready your tummies!

Food trip buddies Rhea and Pax! :)

Eddie Bauer SM Aura Premier Launch

Last Monday, I visited active lifestyle brand Eddie Bauer's second store in the Southeast Asia at the SM Aura Premiere. Aside from checking out the store, they also had a fashion show in the mall's activity center. It was an exciting brand discovery for me, the pieces and the way they put together the clothes from Eddie Bauer's new collection show reminded me so much of the normcore trend! A new favorite shop to visit soon? Sharing to you some of the happenings that day!

Customizable Finds at The Caravan II

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Following the success of the first The Caravan, The Caravan II is now here. Follow the tale of the thread and find something just for you with the second installment of The Caravan: Bespoke, An Affair of Monograms and Stories, in coordination with The Proscenium, Rockwell. 

Discover a diverse selection of customizable finds on July 26 to 27, Saturday and Sunday, 10 AM to 7 PM at The Kirov Model Unit (beside the Rockwell tent), Rockwell Center, Makati. From bags to shoes, jewelry, food, and beyond, it's time to make your mark and create something truly unique. Check out more details and participating brands in the poster above, or follow @thecaravanph.


Four days to go till DISCLOSURE! Excited???

WIN: Lenovo x F21 Fashion Show Passes

Thursday, July 17, 2014

I don't know if nastress ko na ng bongga how OC Tracy Ayson is (haha!). Her new quirks is that when she announced that she'll never post Instagram picture that came from her camera (from phone lang, yun na!)... Just because. Sooo we always make sure to also take pang-IG style pictures with her iPhone, and of course nadadamay nadin ako! :)

Patterns and Sporadicalness

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

I love print-on-print, and I'm sometimes guilty of overdoing it. One time I was wearing too much shiz up to my bag--and even thought of accessorizing with a chunky necklace, as if the patterns were never enough! Hehehe. Anyway, so I kept it simple with a stripes-polkadots pairing last Saturday for the Share A Coke event. The highlight of the look, after all, is my new pair of Super Jelly Fitflop in electrifyin' blueee! :D


Monday, July 14, 2014

Don't miss out on these exciting events and new products! Read on and be updated on the latest.