Monthly Archives: November 2010

It’s that time of the year.

Holiday Wishlist. For the awesome friends of Jonver David, nyahahaha.

Books. Refer to my Pageturners section :)

Cardigan, Scarf, Leather jacket, or anything winter couture, haha demanding?

DMs! 8-hole please.

Vintage specs. Channeling John Lennon. Can I have prescriptions like this?

Planner. Or help me for the Starbucks planner and have mercy on my pocket and hips!

Ultra spic and span Muji PH store! And also the loot inside! (Hideo Muraoka in the foreground, photo by Chuvaness)

Muji notebooks I love.

Anything from MUJI. Better yet take me there :)

Tae Guk Gi, film about the Korean War

Peace in Korea, in the world. Let’s pray.

I want to stay at the hotel near Forest House... if ever.

Trip back to Baguio/Sagada/Somewhere North.

Channeling minamalism.

Onto Headphones. I still like these.

Cases! Gawd, I don’t want to have duty on Christmas  day. And even on New Year’s!

Leather case for my BB ❤

from Lazaro's

Cookie Dough Cheesecake (Photo from

The I-still-think-it’s-Valrhona chocolate cake from Lazaro’s. Maybe THE Jen Aquino can scout for me who made it, teehee. Or Cookie Dough Cheesecake. /drool

Narnia movie!

SAAAAAAAAAB with her new tattoo ❤ (Photo from Saab's tumblr)

A greeting from my crush, Saab ❤

A part-time job.

Cereal Killers reunion.

Tote by Juun J

A leather tote bag.

The legalization of the RH Bill….

…and YOU! (Sino? Haha!)

P.S. I put up this list for the holidays though all I really want for Christmas is a spanking new dSLR <— the 20th wish ❤

Cross fingers, please Lord.

P.P.S. I’ll be an aliping saguiguilid for the rest of the year, to that someone who will give me the dSLR (asa x law of attraction) haha!

Happy shopping,


Fade into the void
Manila Bay, Philippines

Jonver David
© 2010


La Union, Philippines

Jonver David
© 2010

Cheesecake x Blueberry

Cheesecake x Blueberry
Forest House, Baguio City

Jonver David
© 2010


A few weeks ago, I received a letter, no — a note, from one of the icons of integrity of Philippine journalism, thanking me for my heads up on vintage car plates on Cubao X. It was on her penmanship, it has her letterhead, ’til I realized it was her official personalized stationery. It was so cute! I am too shy to post the note itself though.

Well, hours ago, I was in her kitchen and I was devouring the creamiest chocolate cake ever (I think it was made of Valrhona, hmmm.) It was a long story how I ended up here, but it was a one-of-a-kind experience with her!

In fact, I was so busy being starstruck by her, I didn’t remember to have a picture with her! So nakakahiya!  I was like staring at her while smiling. For a short time, the sun shone in the middle of the night. Her letter, the cake, and the most spacious kitchen I’ve ever seen will always bring a memory of her rushing back to me.

Thank you Ms. Che Che Lazaro for the most wonderful time, and it is an honor to meet you in person. Killer, thanks for tagging me along your errand, it was tons of fun!


Ako ay isang certified CheChemon!

I can’t do today without blogging this ♥


Happy birthday to my, ehem, crush… Ms. Saab Magalona. Click the link and greet her via Twitter.



And oh! She’s the same date with her sister, Maxene Magalona! Have a good one, too!



It’s been one year since the darkest and largest political killing in the history of the Philippines had happened. Now we remember. Now, we fight for justice.

No day but today

I’m in my regular movie night, and the movie for this night is Rent from the play of the same name, same name which popularized the song Seasons of Love.

Rent is the story of a different view of NYC – of homeless people and of people with HIV. The story of people striving to survive life, people who have done something, people trying to live. Here, we meet Mark and his friends. Mark is a frustrated filmmaker. Roger is an ex-singer with HIV who wants to write a song before passing away. Collins and Angel have HIV, too and are attending life support group sessions. Maureen and Joanne love each other… romantically. Mimi is addicted to drugs, and is HIV positive. Together they tell the story of Bohemian New York City. Together they tell the story of wanting to make it big; of loving… no matter what – unbounded by sex, society, and self; of surviving day by day; and of paying the rent.


It is the picture of life. It’s true. This movie (adapted from theater) teaches what life is really about to us. It tells us that… Life is about making it big (career), loving no matter what (love), surviving (disease in any context), and paying the rent (responsibilities). Everyday is a risk, everyday is a chance. Life is a whirlwind romance. Life is a competitive world. Life is an unfair world. Life is hard. Life is all these things weaved into a completely fashionable dress that we wear everyday. But despite the painful corset and the skyscraper heels, you wear it. Because it’s, after all, still all good.


I want to live today. I want to make it big. I want to love no matter what. I want to survive. I want to pay the rent. I want to live… no day but today.


I wish more movies were this true.

Rough day

So I had a very rough day, still awake at an ungodly hour, watched a movie and is currently reading blogs when I should be hitting my textbooks. What can I say, I’d really love a life outside nursing. If you’ve been following me on Twitter, you’ll probably know this.

Before going home, mulling over what horrendously happened, I ate and went to the bookstore. I find it calming and peaceful inside it – I wanna be trapped in a building full of books… well, interesting books to bid. And for the nth time (exaggerated) I must have posted books I wanna read. Here are some what I saw and added to the list:

Religion and Society

About a child with Asperger's Syndrome. Reminds me about...


Anne Frank’s Memoirs through Miep Gies. I’ve been so hooked to this!
A dissertation on haute couture, money, and society involving Prada, Chanel, and Burberry.

Yeah, that was pretty academic and boring. I’m even surprised my eyes even caught them in the bookstore. I guess I’m getting old also on book choices. I am now, by the way, currently reading:

9/11 story

I think I need to get away from dark stories – books, films, blogs, anything dark. Or maybe not. Yesterday I watched Requiem for a Dream. Today, I just watched Brick starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt. See for yourself.

I am fulfilled, somehow.

P.S. There were too many people in the mall yesterday. Christmas decor is also up. I’m just being the grinch, that’s all.
P.P.S. Or the Philippines is just crowded and the RH bill should be passed, instead of wasting time on PKG which brings more people in the overpopulated country that we are.
P.P.P.S. Nevertheless, it’s November, and I believe Christmas decors should be set up by December 1st and not any other -ber month <— Grinch.

Remembering Baguio

Don’t stop.
Session Road, Baguio City

patringsanjose x jonverdavid
Photo by Pat San Jose
Edits by Jonver David
© 2010