shakey's monster meal deal giveaway

Friday, July 31, 2015

Do you realize that it's been over 40 years since Shakey's began sharing Good Times and Great Memories with their Beloved Guests?

I remember how the old Shakey's in Greenhills used to resemble more of a pub than a restaurant with their dim lights, draft beers, arcade games and live music.

I kinda miss that vibe but just like in everything else, there's always the perfect time to adapt and move on.

Shakey's has got their restaurant game strong and has always been one of the leading chains to adapt new practices.

SHAKEY'S Time

I SPEAK AND THE MUSIC FLOWS

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

And when the music flows I speak.

I drum my keyboard. dun du du dun. I type words the way a pianist lays down his tune.

My words are music and music creates my words.

Screen Shot 2015-07-29 at 9.34.46 AM 

marshall london phone - waste of money?

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Introducing the Marshall London.

When it comes to this phone, don't rely on tech sites to help you make your decision.

On paper, the Marshall London might not impress most tech junkies.

An average person will most probably consider purchasing a cheaper Samsung or an Oppo first. 

But that's just the average person. Not me.

big-slider-marshall-lodon-smartphone1_1308

buffalo wild wings opens in glorietta

Sunday, July 26, 2015

I missed the opening of their first branch in Capitol Commons so I made it a point to make it to this one.

I'm glad I did. 

The newly opened Buffalo Wild Wings in Glorietta is one those rare watering holes that you can enjoy both with your family and friends.

BUFFALO WILD WINGS GLORIETTA OPENING

herschel liberty london collaboration launch

Friday, July 24, 2015


Why should we be excited about this collaboration?

It's the first collection of Herschel bags specifically designed with women in mind.

HERSCHEL PHILIPPINES
herschel liberty london launch sm aura

the owl has landed at memo

Thursday, July 23, 2015

When you think street style, a pique polo shirt is probably the last article of clothing you would associate it with just because it's so "common" and standard.

Back in the 90s, polo shirts could be considered a sort of standard issue uniform for all teenagers.

I lived in them. And loved them.

But as fickle as fashion is, it soon turned itself on the classic silhouette and deemed it out of date.

MEMO POLO SHIRT OOTD
memo owl polo weekday to weekend ootd

laneige water sleeping mask new formulation and sparty

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

#IWokeUpLikeThis

We all know that seemingly effortless look took at least 2 hours to achieve, right?? Right?

Bitterness aside, what if I told you that there's actually a new product available that makes certain you wake up looking super refreshed everyday regardless of the number of hours of sleep you had the previous night?

Yes, I was able to try it first hand at a "Sparty" hosted by Laneige at Blue Water Day Spa.

LANEIGE SLEEPING BEAUTY

warning: do not download the new ensogo app

Monday, July 20, 2015

There's been a recent buzz  about the new Ensogo App for Android devices...

WARNING: DO NOT DOWNLOAD

unless...

You want to enjoy FREE Nationwide Shipping on all orders..

ensogo android app

diy designer style statement mirror

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Do you have a boring wall in your space that needs sprucing up?

Wanna give it instant bespoke designer appeal?

Then this DIY is for you! ツ 

Learn how to make your own statement mirror in less than 10 minutes after the jump!

DIY STATEMENT MIRROR1

things you didnt know about bras

Friday, July 17, 2015

At 35, I thought I already knew everything there is to know about bras.

During a recent store visit and chat with a bra specialist at Etam, turns out, I am still as clueless as my 14 year old self.

So for the sake of all the women out there, I'd like to share with you some things you might still not know about bras.

Let's begin with the most common misconception of all:

BAND SIZE DOES NOT EQUAL TO CUP SIZE.

This has been repeated over and over again and yet 8 out of 10 women are still wearing the wrong size!

Wearing the wrong size will not only make your breasts sag in the future, they also do nothing to compliment and flatter your outfit.

This might have been forgivable in the past when there weren't many options available yet. Blame it on local undergarment manufacturers who produce bras that only go up to a B cup.

Ridiculous really. But I have a lot of friends who wear a 36B despite being a 34C because they don't know where to get  C cups with small band sizes.

It's not cool to have your boobs sticking out in the wrong places. Makes you look bigger than you actually are.

how to buy a bra

Turning passion into a successful business venture

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Sunnies 1
globe my business
 It’s a little-known fact that business was always a favorite conversation topic for renowned international model and Asia’s Next Top Model Season 3 host Georgina Wilson. With a multitude of successful fashion campaigns and hosting stints under her belt, it is impressive to note that Georgina is beauty and brains with a double major degree in Finance and Accounting from the University of Sydney.

new era opens first manila store in sm megamall

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

New Era has finally opened it's first flagship store in Manila!

(need I say more?)

Here's lots of photos from the event instead.

NEW ERA CAPS PH
new era megamall

dunlopillo + ital design new showroom sale

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Age has nothing to do with luxury. If you can afford it, why not enjoy it? Especially when it comes to your home or bedroom. As someone pointed out to me in the past..."We spend about half our lives sleeping, why not invest in good beddings?"

Makes sense right?

If you feel the same way, why not check out this newest collaboration between Dunlopillo and Ital Design?

The two brands have partnered up to bring you a showroom like no other and to celebrate they're having a sale!

Modern Chic

TOP PICKS FROM MINELLI'S (ONGOING) EOS SALE

Sunday, July 12, 2015

How much do you usually pay for a synthetic leather shoe? Upwards of 1k to around 4k, right? Why do you settle despite knowing that it's probably not gonna last very long?

Is it because...

  1. "OMG, it's suuuuper cuuuteeee!"
  2. "Yan lang afford ko e, mahal masyado genuine leather"
  3. "It was on sale, 1k nalang!"
What if I told you that you're wrong and that you can get a stylish, genuine leather pair for the same price of a synthetic?

Would you believe me?

Check this out.


MINELLI PH

the void

Friday, July 10, 2015

There is a void in which I get lost.

A deep dark deplorable place.

I choose not to got there but my feet take me to it. Sometimes

And sometimes, it's hard to get out.

I crawl and climb against the slimy walls but all it does is push me further back down. 

There are times when I scream and panic.

My mind is something you cannot grasp.

It lives and evolves on its own totally separate from its host.

I run the happy marathon but it's still not enough.

So I throw water in its face, stand tall and tell it that I'm a fighter.

Yes, if you didn't know, I'm a fighter.

I have my weaknesses. Jelly legs and a jelly brain but deep down there's a warrior.

This warrior is an island. Able to survive on water and grass alone.

It is through him that I am able to reach out and grasp the ledge.

I pull myself out, look around, and then I jump back in.

73015

DIY INSTAX FLOATING GALLERY

Rainy days never fail to inspire me so here's another DIY post I did recently for my home - a Floating Instax Gallery Wall!

I've always wanted to display my large collection of Instax photos but I couldn't decide how not to make it look cluttered or too hodgepodge.

Thankfully, after being caved in for several days due to bad weather, I finally came up with a solution.

More after the jump!

instax diy
instax diy ideas

would you like to buy an "O"

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

The simplicity of this ootd brought back funny memories of how the majority of us (stylebloggers) used to try so hard to push the limits to come up with out of the box outfits. You cannot imagine the amount of accessories we had on. (Pwede na mgbenta sa tiangge! Haha) Reminds of that guy in Sesame Street who would peddle things hidden inside his trench coat.

....Maybe I still have stackable rings and "arm parties" hidden in mine too!

Let's see...

top
sarah tirona ootd

top picks at etam's end of season sale + haul (must read for D+ cups)

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

I almost burst into tears while shopping at Etam's boutique in SM Aura. 

I'm not being melodramatic here. The tears I (almost) shed were of gratitude and relief. (SERIOUSLY.)

Did you know that I had to live an entire year with bacon bras?

It was so frustrating especially for someone like me who believes so much in investing on good under garments.

The right underwear can make or break your outfit but when you have unorthodox body measurements like mine, finding the right bra can be a huge and disappointing challenge (especially in our country).

Even if I had the money, there was nothing to buy.

BUT NOT ANYMORE!

ETAM HAUL PHILIPPINES

Friday, July 31, 2015

shakey's monster meal deal giveaway

Do you realize that it's been over 40 years since Shakey's began sharing Good Times and Great Memories with their Beloved Guests?

I remember how the old Shakey's in Greenhills used to resemble more of a pub than a restaurant with their dim lights, draft beers, arcade games and live music.

I kinda miss that vibe but just like in everything else, there's always the perfect time to adapt and move on.

Shakey's has got their restaurant game strong and has always been one of the leading chains to adapt new practices.

SHAKEY'S Time

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

I SPEAK AND THE MUSIC FLOWS

And when the music flows I speak.

I drum my keyboard. dun du du dun. I type words the way a pianist lays down his tune.

My words are music and music creates my words.

Screen Shot 2015-07-29 at 9.34.46 AM 

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

marshall london phone - waste of money?

Introducing the Marshall London.

When it comes to this phone, don't rely on tech sites to help you make your decision.

On paper, the Marshall London might not impress most tech junkies.

An average person will most probably consider purchasing a cheaper Samsung or an Oppo first. 

But that's just the average person. Not me.

big-slider-marshall-lodon-smartphone1_1308

Sunday, July 26, 2015

buffalo wild wings opens in glorietta

I missed the opening of their first branch in Capitol Commons so I made it a point to make it to this one.

I'm glad I did. 

The newly opened Buffalo Wild Wings in Glorietta is one those rare watering holes that you can enjoy both with your family and friends.

BUFFALO WILD WINGS GLORIETTA OPENING

Friday, July 24, 2015

herschel liberty london collaboration launch


Why should we be excited about this collaboration?

It's the first collection of Herschel bags specifically designed with women in mind.

HERSCHEL PHILIPPINES
herschel liberty london launch sm aura

Thursday, July 23, 2015

the owl has landed at memo

When you think street style, a pique polo shirt is probably the last article of clothing you would associate it with just because it's so "common" and standard.

Back in the 90s, polo shirts could be considered a sort of standard issue uniform for all teenagers.

I lived in them. And loved them.

But as fickle as fashion is, it soon turned itself on the classic silhouette and deemed it out of date.

MEMO POLO SHIRT OOTD
memo owl polo weekday to weekend ootd

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

laneige water sleeping mask new formulation and sparty

#IWokeUpLikeThis

We all know that seemingly effortless look took at least 2 hours to achieve, right?? Right?

Bitterness aside, what if I told you that there's actually a new product available that makes certain you wake up looking super refreshed everyday regardless of the number of hours of sleep you had the previous night?

Yes, I was able to try it first hand at a "Sparty" hosted by Laneige at Blue Water Day Spa.

LANEIGE SLEEPING BEAUTY

Monday, July 20, 2015

warning: do not download the new ensogo app

There's been a recent buzz  about the new Ensogo App for Android devices...

WARNING: DO NOT DOWNLOAD

unless...

You want to enjoy FREE Nationwide Shipping on all orders..

ensogo android app

Saturday, July 18, 2015

diy designer style statement mirror

Do you have a boring wall in your space that needs sprucing up?

Wanna give it instant bespoke designer appeal?

Then this DIY is for you! ツ 

Learn how to make your own statement mirror in less than 10 minutes after the jump!

DIY STATEMENT MIRROR1

Friday, July 17, 2015

things you didnt know about bras

At 35, I thought I already knew everything there is to know about bras.

During a recent store visit and chat with a bra specialist at Etam, turns out, I am still as clueless as my 14 year old self.

So for the sake of all the women out there, I'd like to share with you some things you might still not know about bras.

Let's begin with the most common misconception of all:

BAND SIZE DOES NOT EQUAL TO CUP SIZE.

This has been repeated over and over again and yet 8 out of 10 women are still wearing the wrong size!

Wearing the wrong size will not only make your breasts sag in the future, they also do nothing to compliment and flatter your outfit.

This might have been forgivable in the past when there weren't many options available yet. Blame it on local undergarment manufacturers who produce bras that only go up to a B cup.

Ridiculous really. But I have a lot of friends who wear a 36B despite being a 34C because they don't know where to get  C cups with small band sizes.

It's not cool to have your boobs sticking out in the wrong places. Makes you look bigger than you actually are.

how to buy a bra

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Turning passion into a successful business venture

Sunnies 1
globe my business
 It’s a little-known fact that business was always a favorite conversation topic for renowned international model and Asia’s Next Top Model Season 3 host Georgina Wilson. With a multitude of successful fashion campaigns and hosting stints under her belt, it is impressive to note that Georgina is beauty and brains with a double major degree in Finance and Accounting from the University of Sydney.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

new era opens first manila store in sm megamall

New Era has finally opened it's first flagship store in Manila!

(need I say more?)

Here's lots of photos from the event instead.

NEW ERA CAPS PH
new era megamall

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

dunlopillo + ital design new showroom sale

Age has nothing to do with luxury. If you can afford it, why not enjoy it? Especially when it comes to your home or bedroom. As someone pointed out to me in the past..."We spend about half our lives sleeping, why not invest in good beddings?"

Makes sense right?

If you feel the same way, why not check out this newest collaboration between Dunlopillo and Ital Design?

The two brands have partnered up to bring you a showroom like no other and to celebrate they're having a sale!

Modern Chic

Sunday, July 12, 2015

TOP PICKS FROM MINELLI'S (ONGOING) EOS SALE

How much do you usually pay for a synthetic leather shoe? Upwards of 1k to around 4k, right? Why do you settle despite knowing that it's probably not gonna last very long?

Is it because...

  1. "OMG, it's suuuuper cuuuteeee!"
  2. "Yan lang afford ko e, mahal masyado genuine leather"
  3. "It was on sale, 1k nalang!"
What if I told you that you're wrong and that you can get a stylish, genuine leather pair for the same price of a synthetic?

Would you believe me?

Check this out.


MINELLI PH

Friday, July 10, 2015

the void

There is a void in which I get lost.

A deep dark deplorable place.

I choose not to got there but my feet take me to it. Sometimes

And sometimes, it's hard to get out.

I crawl and climb against the slimy walls but all it does is push me further back down. 

There are times when I scream and panic.

My mind is something you cannot grasp.

It lives and evolves on its own totally separate from its host.

I run the happy marathon but it's still not enough.

So I throw water in its face, stand tall and tell it that I'm a fighter.

Yes, if you didn't know, I'm a fighter.

I have my weaknesses. Jelly legs and a jelly brain but deep down there's a warrior.

This warrior is an island. Able to survive on water and grass alone.

It is through him that I am able to reach out and grasp the ledge.

I pull myself out, look around, and then I jump back in.

73015

DIY INSTAX FLOATING GALLERY

Rainy days never fail to inspire me so here's another DIY post I did recently for my home - a Floating Instax Gallery Wall!

I've always wanted to display my large collection of Instax photos but I couldn't decide how not to make it look cluttered or too hodgepodge.

Thankfully, after being caved in for several days due to bad weather, I finally came up with a solution.

More after the jump!

instax diy
instax diy ideas

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

would you like to buy an "O"

The simplicity of this ootd brought back funny memories of how the majority of us (stylebloggers) used to try so hard to push the limits to come up with out of the box outfits. You cannot imagine the amount of accessories we had on. (Pwede na mgbenta sa tiangge! Haha) Reminds of that guy in Sesame Street who would peddle things hidden inside his trench coat.

....Maybe I still have stackable rings and "arm parties" hidden in mine too!

Let's see...

top
sarah tirona ootd

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

top picks at etam's end of season sale + haul (must read for D+ cups)

I almost burst into tears while shopping at Etam's boutique in SM Aura. 

I'm not being melodramatic here. The tears I (almost) shed were of gratitude and relief. (SERIOUSLY.)

Did you know that I had to live an entire year with bacon bras?

It was so frustrating especially for someone like me who believes so much in investing on good under garments.

The right underwear can make or break your outfit but when you have unorthodox body measurements like mine, finding the right bra can be a huge and disappointing challenge (especially in our country).

Even if I had the money, there was nothing to buy.

BUT NOT ANYMORE!

ETAM HAUL PHILIPPINES