Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Almost Famous

I finally found time to visit my friend's new store, Almost Famous. It's this tiny chic store somewhere hidden away in the mountains of buildings in the Fort. If my friend hadn't been promoting her store, I probably wouldn't have ever guessed there was it was there.

Upon stepping out of the and really look at the window display, you can see that the store would probably cost a pretty peso...and it does. But to me, each peso is totally worth it. You can see that the style and craftmanship of each piece is to a tee. Well, it is to be expected, after all, the store carries clothes from a bunch of local designers. I love saying that...local designers. It's a different feeling when you know that what your wearing is from a homegrown designer. I feel utterly proud.

The store layout and interior design is divine and the clothes totally embody the same feel. You really cannot go wrong with a store like Almost Famous. I'm sure it will be every fashionista's dream. So, get your butt off the chair and go visit the place...here's the map:

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

It's CB and Ri-ri...!

The crowd... crazy.

Yes, I went to the Rihanna and Chris Brown concert. Some people thought it was a waste of money but it was so worth it. Being able to dance around like an idiot (trust me, I look like an idiot when I dance) and sing the words along with the artists.... is awesome. I did get stopped at the gate becasue I had a bite size chocolate car in my bag. I found that rather dumb. Really, would a bite size chocolate bar stop me from buying food from the over-princed stalls inside? Of course not. I wouldn't buy anything from those stalls even if I was slightly hungry.

I found it crazy that they were pouring bottled water into cups!

The moment I got inside, the crowd was so over whelming. The heat they were emiting was toxic so I stayed far enough back to be able to breath but close enough to see the stage. Haha. According to Rihanna, there were 70,00 people in the audience. 20,000 of that bunch were in the Gold section, the section where I was at.

It makes me sad that people can't seem to throw away their own trash.

I made sure to wear my Doc Martens to the concert. I was ready for people to step on me... and I planned giving a little kick when they do. Evil, I know. But I'm quite tiny and it's the most I could do. I also had to wear boots because the after-math trash of the concert could hurt my feet.

Sorry there's no outfit shot. We were all just so pumped, I totally forgot to take a picture. Next time, I promise. Haha.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Spinning Around.

One day, my friends and I got really bored and hungry so we headed out to eat at the best buffet ever; Spiral. It's one of those places where you can hang with your buddies and just stuff yourself silly. Which we did...to our dismay. Haha.

We made this game plan because we wanted to eat from ever country (yes, they have a station for each country). We started out with the appetizer counter which was actually a mash up of all the countries. Then we headed down to Japan, India, and so on.

On our way to China, we found out they were closing the buffet in 30 minutes. In one of my friends panic, she scooped up a plate and filled it with dumplings. A panic dumpling plate.

After eating for hours, the gluttons that we are, we decided to make our own dessert. My ice cream was mango topped with chocolate chips, syrup, gummie bears, and strawberry jam. So good. I wanted to cry at its goodness.

When we finally couldn't stuff our self anymore, we practiced our breathing. Haha. We couldn't even walk. It hurt to even roll to the side to face the person you're talking to. When we finally digested enough, we stood with our food babies and walked around.

For more information about the place, click here. You should really try it. Super amazing food.

Here's what I wore to our little food fest. Cotton, loose, black and flats is the way to go when doing a buffet. HAHA

Dress from Topshop. Sandals from Celine. Scarf from Macau.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Are You In Control?

For some weird reason, people have the tendency to assume I am a trendy adolescence. These people are my parents' friends and their siblings that I haven't seen in years. Every time they see my parents, they send them home with gifts to give me (a plus, I know). But since they normally have no idea who I am, they send whatever they think or see is "in" with the youth. I pretty much never see this as a bad thing... it gives me the opportunity to try new things out. This time, they sent me a bottle of Britney Spears' Curious In Control.

Okay, I have to admit that when I opened the packaged, I was very iffy about using Britney Spears cologne. I know it's mean but whenever I see pictures of her, she always looks like she hadn't bathed in days. Hence, my apprehension in using the stuff. I have no idea what could possibly smell good to her. But when I saw the bottle, I was like "ooooo...." It was so tacky, I loved it. Hahaha.

The colour wasn't much to be desired but the pump spray made me happy because I'm shallow like that. So, I sprayed away. It smelled like overly sweet fruits and candy. It wasn't at all bad. I think the smell grows on you and lingers long enough to make you feel relaxed. Can a smell really make you feel relaxed? Haha, that's probably how the cologne controls people. I dunno.

I don't think I'd buy myself a bottle after I finish this one but it was a good experience. Hahaha.

To buy your own bottle, click here.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Promise me, you don't fall into a tide pool or something

What can I say? I have fallen into the obsession just like everyone else. I love Twilight. I was skeptical at first thinking it was one of those sob-love stories that are so predictable but everyone seems to love so I didn't start reading it when my brother bought the first book. It looked so long and draggy (yes, I judged the book by it's cover) and I didn't have the strength in me to even pick it up. But the other day, I was looking through my list of things to do before the year ended and I promised myself that I'd read 24 books. Only having read 5 books, I'm far from achieving my goal so I decided to start reading a book a week until the year ends...just to make up for it.

And the only books I haven't read at home was the Twilight saga. I decided that it was long enough to finish a book a week. I WAS SO WRONG. The moment I picked the book up, I couldn't let it go. It was so wonderfully (or sadly, depending on how you look at it) addicting. I lost all touch with the outside world while reading the book. I lost track of time. I forgot to eat. I didn't reply/answer any calls, texts, emails, etc...I just couldn't let go. Every time I finished a chapter, I'd say, "this is the last... I need to eat..." And I COULDN'T DO IT.Justify Full

Stephenie Meyer made Edward so lovable and so interesting, it was so hard to not want to know more about him. Yes, I've fallen into the cult of the Edward Cullen lovers. It's horrible but I can't get enough. I can't believe I finished Twilight in one day. It didn't even feel long.

Now, I'm excited about the movie. Sigh.

I don't want to tell you to go and buy the book. Really, I'm not that kind of person. I thought it was a great book but tastes differ. Give it a try if you fancy. :)

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Simply Amazing.

You just made history.
I look forward to see what happens next.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

I Way Too Evil

I'm the type of person who goes through phases in her music. I obsess about music like it's nobody's business but once I feel a certain type of sound. I'm stuck until I discover or rediscover another sound that fits my mood more. Lately, I've been in this overly happy dancey mood. So, my music ranges now from everything from rappy, to electro, to disco, to rock. I am inlove with anything that makes me want to strut my amazing dance moves. Haha. My brother compares my dance moves to a popsicle stick bobbing up and down with absolutely no rhythmic movements. But that's not what I want to talk about. Hahaha. I want to talk about my love for Santogold.

Santogold said she was influenced by 80's pop songs and new wave stuff when she made her album and I think you can totally feel that when you hear her songs. They're so feel good and dance/sway-able. Some of her songs, to me, have so many elements to them. They can come across as somewhat african, jamaican... someone told me it sounded like it had indian influences in it. She's an awesome artist. Here, listen to sample of her music.

After listening to all my hardcore dancing music that totally get me pumped... Santogold's album is a good way to slowly calm me down. Her beats are still dance-able but she slows it down perfectly. I think that's what I love about her album... I can listen to it to dance to and I can listen to it to just chill to.

Buy her album here.

Okay... here's a very sad picture of me caught in my momentary insanity (i love dancey music!!). I was shaking my groove thang and was laughed at endlessly by my friends. Like they're not even a tiny bit just as crazy.

dress from topshop
I'll give you a better shot of that dress some other time.

Here are other artists that are on my playlist that you might want to check:
Shit Disco
LCD Soundsystem
Tilly and the Wall
New Young Pony Club
Simian Mobile Disco

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Slide For Life!! Hold on, don't die!!

Once in awhile, my friends and I have nutty ideas of doing things that are potentially really dangerous. A few weekends back, we decided to slide for our lives. Not something I'd recommend if you're faint of heart. How'd we come to sliding? Well, we were bumming in Subic (roughly a 2 hour drive from Manila) just because we felt we needed a break from our work world when my friend had the brilliant idea to slide from tree to tree.

From the longest slide. My friend hanging on for dear life.

That picture probably doesn't really show how high up we were. But it shows how dangerous that slide thing was. It's you, a harness, rope, and the hand bar. CRAZY.

Well, this was how it went. We climbed up a tree (there were stairs so not much of a hassle). Then we slid to another tree. Then we had to cross a long shakey wooden bridge to the next tree.

That is the tree we had to cross the bridge to. Crazy, right?! That's how high up we were.

After the first slide I was ready to go home. It was fun but I was freaking out. Then I had to look down. I saw how high up I was and all these thoughts of the rope snapping and whatnot kept running through my mind.

Freaky. It was wrong of me to go in flipflops.

Okay, so I couldn't find a way down so I had to finish the entire course which was cool. The longest slide was the scariest. Pretty much got all my friends cussing as they slid. HAHA. I actually took a video of me sliding from one tree to the other but I don't think I'm ready to embarrass myself that much. Haha.

So, if you wanna try the slide for life (yes, that's what it's called), go on to Subic and look for the eXtreme Adventures camp. It's near the Triboa-QB area so you can just ask for directions. When you go, I suggest you wear denim shorts. My friend told me (who wore soft cloth shorts) that she felt the harness' pull a lot. HAHA. Imagine if she was a boy.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

I love you, White!

The other day, one of my friends commented "the next time we go shopping, I'm stopping you from buying white tops...you have too many..." In my mind, I was screaming "NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO..." Hahahaha.

Last Wednesday, I went shopping with a bunch of my new friends. They are sort of getting my aesthetic. I go for more bizarre, unfinished or basic pieces. I hardly ever buy pieces that are very obvious. I think that comes from my love of layering and creating looks. The thrill I get from turning something ugly into something worth wearing is crazy. That's why I love my white tops. They totally tame wild pieces or add class to she-she stuff.

I don't think I need to tell you white tops go with practically everything. The rare occasions that I do get to go shopping, I always make sure to pick up a new white top. My new friends (who I've shopped with twice) find it so unnecessary but white is my fall back colour. I have this obsession with both drappy and super tight white tops. I go for either or when I shop.

I love wearing tight white ups with high waisted bottoms.
Although slouchy tops go with high waisted too, tight tops give off this classy feel to me.

The drappy/baggy/slouchy white top is so comfortable, I try to wear it with everything.

Drappy top for extremely hot summer days and to boy up a girly outfit.

My favourite places to pick up white tops would have to be TopShop and department stores. White tops do not need to be expensive or branded. If you dress them up right, they look timeless and fabulous without needing to cost a bajillion bucks.

Yes, I love green and black too. Hahaha. They're on the same level as white to me. :D

Monday, October 20, 2008


or Environmental Applications, Research, and Trends in Habitat.

Every year, the graduating class of The Philippine School of Interior Design has a showroom to show off their skills and, hopefully, get clients. This year was perfect because I have a friend graduating and Top Design has to be one of my current obsessions so I decided to go. The graduating class was divided into teams and those teams assigned themes. There was Highrise Haven, Blissful Burbs, Sea Sanctuaries, and Peaceful Peaks. The picture below is of a room design for Peaceful Peaks. It had such a cool cabinet with a3-piece painting on it that slides open to show the insides.

But out of all the different rooms designed, I fell inlove with all the beautiful bathrooms. I have no idea why I was drown to the bathrooms so much. There's just something about a nicely done washroom. It feels like home. Haha.

The visitors get to walk around, check everything out, ask questions, then vote of their favourites! It totally made me feel like I was one of the judges from Top Design. I was checking the height of the stairs, seats, bed... I was so into it.

That's me testing the height of the bathtub. HAHA.

Okay so half the time I was checking the height of the chairs, I was really just resting because the place is HUGE. I wore heels to the thing and, since I'm still mastering the art of heel-wearing, my feet were getting tired. I was thinking I'd try to be like Kelly Wearstler when she judges. But trying to look oh so fabulous and walk around all those projects was death to my instep. Apparently, I'm not shifting my weight properly?! Haha.

ANYWAY! You should all go visit the show room and place your vote (for stall #18! heehee.)! It's only until October 31. It's open from 10:00am to 9:00 pm at the ground floor of the Athena Building in Eastwood City!! It's behind the 7/11 just incase you didn't know! :D