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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

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taken a few fridays ago, a date night, before everything will come rushing by.

top - gift
jacket - vintage
shorts - sister's
sandals - dept. store
clutch - gift

Saturday, June 25, 2011

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Because I had colds and I had nothing "creative" to do at home, I took a picture of the make-up products I most use and have found to be effective (after hundreds of tries and failures) for the everyday no-make-up make-up look. I am no beauty and make-up expert, I could not even apply make-up properly until I realized how much well-trimmed eyebrows could improve your look. But I remain makunat, even with make-up, and these products are mostly bought at Watson's or gifts. :P

How about you? What are your everyday beauty and make-up essentials?

Thursday, June 23, 2011

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thank you for following/reading my blog. :) I wish I could make things more interesting and fun here but life outside the blog is busy and fierce, especially school. I have a great fear of reciting in front of the teacher and class, and now that we have formally started classes, I have fever. Because I fear oral recitation. Just make me write, please..

Anyway, what I'm wearing is probably the best dress I have ever thrifted. I've had this for several years now but only wears this once in a while on special occasions. It's vintage, floral, and well-fitted. It's made of really good material that it doesn't cling to the wrong parts of the body. It's also the right length. In short, it's the best dress I have. (wait, there's another best vintage dress I have.. I don't know if I have mentioned that already in the blog. :D ) I just think vintage dresses are the best.

And oh, these pictures were taken before the end of summer, at the wedding of my boyfriend's friend. This was early morning. I think breakfast weddings are cool.

dress - vintage
shoes - chinese laundry
bag - gift

Monday, June 20, 2011

bathing suits and storms

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When it's too hot, we wish it'd rain. And then it'd rain and there would be floods (and no internet connection, like me) and we wish it's summer. Haayy.. There's a storm in the country and there was a lighting/thunder storm in our city last Friday. My modem and PC died, and I cannot work at home (sad).

And then my boyfriend asked me, is that a bathing suit you're wearing, and I asked why? And he said coz it looks like a bathing suit. And I said no, it's not, but it's a bodysuit. And I love this bodysuit because it's form fitting, stretchable, and does not form bumps in the waist when tucked into anything because it is a bodysuit, and that's why they were created so they will stay in place when tucked into pants, skirts, what-have-you.

bodysuit - dkny
skirt - thrifted
bag - gift
sandals - dept. store
bangles - sister's old watches

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

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The past two weeks, I've been living in shorts and shirts and man-repelling tops. I have also been wearing these comfortable sandals that my family said is a remnant of Pocahontas' wardrobe. I have placed this top (also a mini-dress) up for sale, but there have been no takers. I do not know how to style this top, er mini-dress, but I loved it from the moment I saw it because it is vintage, sheer, and white. I just don't know how to wear it in a chic way. Any suggestions?

Sunday, June 12, 2011

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Happy Independence, my country, my love! :)


Shirt - giordano
Shorts - sister's
Sandals - dept. store
Bag - gift

** I should have worn a blue shirt, noh? And I'd be a mutation of our flag.

Friday, June 10, 2011

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Was sporting a huge smile because a guy kept on walking behind me while we were taking these photos. I should have asked him to join me in the photos.

Top - ralph lauren
Skirt - reworked
Sandals - dept. store
Bag - gift from mother

Ok, what I really wanted to share is this. Today's already Friday afternoon, and on Sunday is our country's independence day. Yes, we may have been free from other country's control but we, as a country, still has a long way to go to total freedom (think progressive, forward Philippines). On Sunday, if you're in Cebu, join us for a Road Revolution, a one step towards "freedom." The whole of Osmena Boulevard (Capitol to the beautiful Plaza Independencia) will be closed to give the people a chance to walk, run, jog, hop, bicycle, skate, tumbling(!) freely. The goal is to have four major roads in the city improved to give more space for pedestrians, bikers, people with disabilities, etc. Ok? Join us.

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Thursday, June 9, 2011

scenes from baguio, and beyond

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Some of my friends, my boyfriend, and I went to Baguio in mid-May. We took night bus trips to and fro Baguio to "save" time. The bus trips to Baguio, at seven hours (by regular bus) and less than five hours (by deluxe bus) were long and cold, my friend had to use the bus's curtain as a blanket. In Baguio, we rented a house (I think if you're a bigger group, you can save money by renting a house instead of checking in a hotel) and hired a van to tour us around Baguio and beyond. The van driver was knowledgeable and accommodating.

Unfortunately, Baguio, for me, was not breathtaking or anything. The city was just...different. It was cold (ok,), small, with very narrow and roller-coaster streets, and full of tourists and tourist shops. But there are still some reasons to go back (inexpensive shoes in thrift stores, that's one; the weather, that's another).

Pictures (top-bottom, left-right): 1. clouds . . . 2. Libingan ng mga Bayani . . . 3. Manila view from a hotel . . . 4. at Libingan . . . 5. Baguio at 5am . . . 6. houses at the Cordilleras . . . 7. early morning and brownout at 7-11 in Baguio . . . 8. Burnham Park lagoon . . . 9. Baguio night lights viewed from SM . . . 10. at a wagwagan . . . 11. top- gift, skirt-thrifted, bag-gift . . . 12. cold in SM Baguio . . . 13. view of Mt. Mayon from the plane

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

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yey! it's raining here.

top - thrifted
skirt - thrifted
sandals - aldo

Saturday, June 4, 2011

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its the last week of summer. down south, the weather is like a perfect mid-summer day, except it isn't and already one typhoon has passed by the country. next week, school and rainy season starts, and the word "busy" will be forgotten by lack of sleep.

dress - thrifted
bag - gift
slippers - local
umbrella - borrowed

Friday, June 3, 2011

Road Revolution on June 12

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the campaign called ROAD REVOLUTION, which seeks to reduce car-use in favor of more eco-friendly and energy-efficient commuting systems such as bicycling and the use of an indigenous human-powered rail car.

We call on government to make it a policy to discourage car use through legislation such as the pedestrianization (closure to motor traffic) of certain streets and areas of the city; the widening and improvement of sidewalks to make them safe for children, the elderly, pregnant women and people with disabilities; and the appropriation of lanes for bikes and rail systems in major roads, as well as planters for “umbrella trees” and vegetables.

To enable Cebuanos to experience a revitalized street culture brought about by pedestrianization, we propose to declare a “Carfree Day” for the whole stretch of OsmeƱa Boulevard on June 12, 2011. We urge the City Hall to close the street to vehicular traffic on that day to allow people to walk, run, or bike as they enjoy the reprise from carbon pollution and traffic jam.

We urge participants to bring potted plants to simulate street planters used to mark lanes, enjoy shopping at the makeshift pedestrian mall, and take part in the street party with invited artists, musicians, and performers.

The activity is just the beginning of the local movement to promote green alternatives to public transportation in order to make Cebu a safer and more livable place for everyone. Indeed, it’s just the first step to a ROAD REVOLUTION.

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