Tag Archives: Environment

The Ocean’s Deadliest Predator

…is men.

Nobody said it was easy

Oh! Please do watch this! This has been sitting in my drafts for days… uh, because I’m busy/lazy/sleepy all at the same time everyday this past week. I should srsly learn to sleep on time already.

P.S. Don’t you love how Coldplay’s songs are about love (or is it just me?) but you can actually use it anywhere else?

Paris ain’t my favorite, but…

New York will always be my favorite city in the world, as I will always prefer Marc Jacobs over Louis Vuitton at anytime, or as Blair Waldorf would never settle for anything less than New York.

But there is something in Paris that’s stealing that spot one by one…Uber posh!!!!

I think I need this in my life. TSARLOT!

Not the suit, eyes on zeh bags!

Louis Vuitton S/S12

I have found my favorite pastry at last. *formerly not a pastry person*

Paris versus New York: A Tally of Two Cities

And this is my new favorite period movie – Midnight in Paris.

I think it’s high time to learn French now.

Bicol Day 2

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DSC_0764During my trip in Legazpi City, I stayed in Sampaguita Tourist Inn near the workshop venue 

DSC_0817Breakfast was at La Mia Tazza

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DSC_0768Cafe Americano while I reviewed my presentation for that morning

DSC_0769Concorde Cake. Wafer cake is just so yummy. I know you aren’t supposed to have dessert for breakfast but this with the Americano is just perfect.

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DSC_0787IT’S SHOW TIME! I started by interviewing some of the resident bloggers

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DSC_0797Then I gave away two Stereotyped shirts!

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DSC_0799I’m so relieved the students had fun during my talk

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DSC_0814Lunch with the organizers at Small Talk

DSC_0815Pili Basil Pasta. Tastes like Pesto but even better with Pili!

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After lunch, Franzy and I met again to go to Cagsawa Ruins.

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The road to Cagsawa was ruined by the 2006 (I think) eruption of Mayon Volcano. Kinda creeped me out a lil.

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It was a long walk from the main road, but all worth it to see these structures I only see in postcards as a child. I can’t believe that’s JUST the belfry of the Cagsawa church. I suddenly realized I have this some sorta fear of ruins (which just sucks because I love going to ruins.)

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This native guitar works just like a regular guitar (but I thought it was different)

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DSC_0847They even have violins

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DSC_0849The Hoy Stick. Spin it, say “hoy” and it spins the other way around!

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DSC_0852Abandoned house

DSC_0857Beautiful clouds after the rain

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Franzy was raving all about this restaurant ever since I arrived from Manila, so I can’t leave without even trying. Buena Cena Una is an old house converted into a restaurant and events place in Daraga, Albay.

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DSC_0870Lumpiang Tinapa. I love Tinapa or smoked fish, so I can’t resist to try this rolls when I saw them on the menu. The smokey goodness of the fish and the crunch of the wrap with the tang of the vinegar is just awesome. I’d like to try this at home!

DSC_0871Cheese sticks.

DSC_0872Bruschetta. The bread could use a little more toast and more drizzle of olive oil perhaps. Twas just okay.

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DSC_0874Wild Fern Salad. I wish I had noticed that they are adding a vinaigrette to this salad. Usually, I like my Pako salad with just a drizzle of fish sauce and calamansi. Or if they’re doing this with a dressing, they could have gone easy in it.

DSC_0875Clubhouse Sandwich

DSC_0880Before leaving, I decided to visit Daraga church, but it was closed.

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DSC_0882I wish I could be back soon!

Thanks to Josh Acuna of St. Agnes Academy Alumni Association for inviting me to Legazpi City!

PdP pop-up shop for Northern Mindanao!

122411 UPDATE: EVERYONE, THANK YOU SO MUCH! We have raised over PhP 23,000 for Northern Mindanao and we couldn’t have done it without you! Thank you for supporting this relief drive and we are happy that we had the opportunity to help our fellow Filipinos! Let’s keep the helping spirit up! Merry Christmas everyone!

You probably heard every single effort to help Northern Mindanao. And it’s uplifting my heart to see Filipinos exerting every effort to volunteer/help/donate.

We at PdP want to help in the best way possible! The primary need now in CDO and Iligan are food and water. So instead of donating used clothes (and the alleged spring cleaning of some, evidenced by the presence of lace underwear and sequined outfits in the stash. OH REALLY? I’m so sorry, I just have to say that) we could donate food and water, or MONEY to be used to buy food and water for the Mindanaoans.

On Dec. 23, PdP will be having a pop-up shop at Moonleaf Tea Shop Maginhawa for the benefit of Sendong victims. We will be there along with several brands and bloggers who will be selling old and new stuff with proceeds to go to CDO and Iligan City. We hope that in our ways, however little they may be, we get to contribute and help our unfortunate brothers and sisters.

It’s Christmas and there’s no better way but to send love to those unfortunate ones. Please spread the word!

Poster by Dan Matutina

Help #Sendong Victims!


It’s good that these kinds of calamity still induces creativity in us.

I really feel bad when I just knew of the victims of Sendong just yesterday. I still wasn’t feeling well, I’ve been to Bicol and then back for my sister’s debut… It was really a whirlwind week for me. So I just retweeted relief efforts, just so I can say I helped. But now, it’s helping for real na!

Then I saw it was all over Facebook and Twitter. We here at Manila didn’t even feel the storm, and it’s a blessing that we aren’t affected. But we have a responsibility somehow to our brothers and sisters in Mindanao.

LET US HELP SENDONG VICTIMS!

You can always donate through several organizations, if you don’t know where to start. For instance, you can donate to Red Cross Philippines using your mobile phones —

Thru Red Cross, Text REDAMOUNT to 2899 (Globe) or 4143 (Smart)
Thru G-Cash, Text DONATEAMOUNT4-digit M-PINREDCROSS to 2882

You can donate the following denominations:
Globe: 5, 25, 100, 300, 500 or 1000
Smart: 10, 25, 50, 100, 300, 500 or 1000

ALSO You can head over Moonleaf Tea Shop at Maginhawa street in Teacher’s Village. They accept any donations – relief goods like canned goods, used clothes, shoes, blankets, rice, etc. All your donations will be welcomed… But as of now, according to reliable sources, potable drinking water is the main problem in CDO and Iligan so maybe some of us can donate drinking water. You can tweet @Thysz to know more about this! They can accept donations until Dec. 24, so go now and help Northern Mindanao!

PdP will also be there on Wednesday, Dec. 22! We’ll have a pop-up shop in which all proceeds will be donated to Sendong victims! Please check it out and let’s buy for a cause!

So for now, that’s it. In times like these, only Filipinos can help fellow Filipinos. Let’s help build an emphatic and generous nation! Although being happy somehow isn’t appropriate now, I am really happy Filipinos are quick to move to help the nation! Good job all!

Last *AWESOME* week in Photos

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It has been a very busy Fashion Week

Until now, I really cannot completely grasp what just happened last week! Whirlwind PFW and a lot of in-betweens! Awesomesauce!!!! IT REALLY IS!!!

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More and more people are watching Philippine Fashion Week. Glad that people appreciate local design

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Went to Guess‘ show for Philippine Fashion Week. Met my blogger friends again for the first time since the Oxygen preview. As usual, they’re looking so great!

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I love the clouds that day, they really are pretty

Thanks to David Guison for this photo of me!

PdP invited a handful of bloggers to Subspace Coffee House to preview the latest awesomesauce camera strap collection we just recently launched. This is the first event I handled for PdP. It’s a bit rough on the edges, but it was successfully delivered! Thank you to my team and the bloggers who made this happen! Stay tune for the next collection we’re having!!!

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Pandafy! Coming very soon!

DSC_0663I love the architecture at H20!

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After the preview, I went to H20 hotel and met Hanna for a quick Manila walkathon. Walked through Luneta, Roxas blvd., and we found ourselves at David’s Tea House, at Malate, for noodles and dimsum. Btw, their wanton is the best!!! And their tea is delicious. Coming back with the family when Mommy comes home this November.

Went To Freego’s show in the MOA atrium. First time watch inside the mall, and it was wild! People are everywhere and I didn’t manage to find a seat for me, Nica, and Jen. But the collection is awesome, as well. Y’all love it! AND THESE BASKETBALL PLAYERS! They walked outside the curtains with just their undies on and dressed onstage. Oh gawd, my knees have gone weak :P

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Back at the SMX, the next day, for Oxygen’s show. Been looking forward to this show since we previewed the Marcela Gutierrez collection. Very edgy and cool.

DSC_0701WE’RE VIP BABY!

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The collection is so freaking amazing. I want to go into the minds of these designers! After the show, we went to the after party at Prive and met a lot of people. No pictures, because they won’t let my camera in, but I swear I was half-drunk and had the guts to talk to Cliff Ho who is sooooo handsome. That and alcohol made my knees really weak!!!

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Saturday is the last day of PFW, for me, that is. Hustled through The Ramp’s show. Thanks to Erika who got me a ticket, even for the last minute. I just wished I wore a fairly ventilated outfit. I am such a sweat machine.

DSC_0924BRENT! OH MY GAWD, BREEEEEENT!

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Also watched Vans’ show that day. So glad I did, because I was seated at the front with Miko, Daphne, Gerd, and Verge. So stoked! And they built a mini skate park inside the mall. WOW! Now that’s what you call innovative!


Now this is the face…


…that launched a thousand fans into rage!

Penshoppe’s show was outrageous because of Mario Maurer! I wasn’t able to get in, and I wasn’t really planning anyway, but I was there to wait for Ana to pullout some pieces from her online shop. It was not a pretty scene outside and fans were booing because they can’t be accommodated inside. I think Penshoppe had a special thing for them today…

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I initially planned to watch some designers’ show (L’Oreal Menswear and RTW collections) but I had to do a shoot with my sister for her debut. This is my first photo shoot to organize, and so I was so nervous and freaked out. I had Erika, Ana, Bianca, Bea, and Tiff to thank for this shoot. I think they made it easy for me. Thanks, you gals!

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FMCC black round neck, Levi’s distressed white denims, Liliw, Laguna espadrilles, Speedo frames

Anyhoo, more of the Summer Spring Collections of these brands on separate posts!!! Egad, this week is so awesome (for the nth time!)

P.S. I am still in Jason Mraz hangover! Watching him play last night is so hypnotizing! And he is so kulet! I just wish he sang Make it Mine! So here it is and let’s all be LSS about it :D

Remembering CCC

It’s been two weeks since we did Community Creativity Camp, where we went to Barangay The Fort to teach children art. More than teaching, we hope we have planted a seed to the kids that one can be creative in your own little way


Watch Joseph dance, LOL!

This has reminded me two things. I want and do not want kids. HAHA, yeah kinda confusing, but that’s how I felt after the activity. The kids were so enthusiastic (which I love) and they went on some kind of rage and they became so annoying (which I cannot tolerate) But nevertheless, it has been a learning experience for us and, we hope, also for the kids. I hope they did Fran’s assignment to them: Hug their loved ones – nanay, tatay, ate, kuya, bunso, atbp. (which btw, I cannot do, since we’re no hugging family, you know what I mean) But at least, if it means this world is one less negakid, then it’s all worth it.

My army of chikiting patrol!

Even though I did swear I don’t want to see another kid the next day out of exhaustion, I’m all game to do it all again. These kids are the future, we should take care of them.

This is made possible by the collaboration of Punchdrunk Panda, My Masterpiece Movement, Yabang Pinoy, and Sangguniang Kabataan – Barangay Fort Bonifacio. Thank you for the effort!

Thank you to My Masterpiece Movement for the photos

Panda-friendly packaging!

We are proud to present our new panda-friendly packaging! It feels so good to help out the environment and we hope that this inspires other companies to try do their best to save the pandas, if you know what we mean.

More surprises from your favorite quirky brand coming your way!!! Meanwhile, buy your funky fix here at the Punchdrunk Panda website!

 

Homophobia should end here and now

PAK! At gusto pala ni Mother ng anak na Becky! Represent!!!

Kidding aside, what she said is true and I hope she meant it from the heart. I can give a long and painstaking write up on homophobia and gender equality, but for now, I’ll let Divine talk this one out. How amazing even for a straight woman to talk passionately against oppression on homosexuals. I can’t help myself from nodding to her points. Not the boldest speech ever, but she has something to say.

Homophobia should end here and now. This patriarchal society must learn to bend and see beyond the preference and acknowledge the person instead. Homosexuals are not freaks, they are even more talented than most of us. They are just being themselves, and there is nothing wrong with that. Everybody should try that for a change.

And with that I leave you with Take Me or Leave Me from the musical Rent. Let’s celebrate diversity!

Equality for all!!!
J