18 Days Later . . .

October 14, 2012 in Looks

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18 days later, my post is still flower-inspired. Chewing what’s left of my Trolli packs, I realize my inept skill in blogging shows no progress although I push myself to the imaginary dreamland more often than not. I ran out of excuses for the prolonged recess however I want to thank all of you for still dropping by every now and then. Really. Those stats mean so much to me! *BIG SMILE*
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While I can say that all of you are having the time of your life doing all sorts of musing that pleases you, I was slouching on my desk hoping to win some bids and make everyone happy for the past days. Apart from being a fulltime employee since the last week of September (not that I haven’t been one, ehem), I was busy, very busy reading books referred by my friend. Bookworm meets Officegeek equals no social life. HMF!

If you’re wondering, I still manage to dress up though I don’t have time to take pictures of it. *sob* It’s the only thing that pushes me to get up early in the morning. Last Friday I was able to squeeze a little pictorial because I was up extra early. TADA! I know I’ve worn too many flowers already but I still can’t get enough of it. I love being dainty SOOOO MUCH!
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Mango necklace / Aldo watch
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So this me after 18 days. A bit stressed out but still up and about. I have to say, I love my job! See you on my next post ;)

PS. Did you notice my new hair cut and color?

PPS.
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Registration for Havoc: Not Your Ordinary Fun Run is ongoing! Visit Havoc’s page for instruction and details now! Have a happy Halloween!

Havoc: Not Your Ordinary Fun Run

September 26, 2012 in Uncategorized

Today seems a great time to reunite with my blog. Hello Kimi! I’ve missed you. I have to tell you though, that I haven’t been inspired for the past days because our puppy died. In. My. Bare. Hands. Yeah, this naïvety should stop but I can’t help it. I am too attached and vulnerable. I saw it gave its last breath even though I unwarily thought it was just yawning. Heartbreaking!

Wiping my tears away let me tell you that my high school batch mates and I are preparing a fund-racing program to support our 5th year celebration as alumni of Stella Maris Academy of Davao (SMAD). We decided to host a zombie fun run in line with the celebration of Halloween next month. The theme is “Havoc: Not Your Ordinary Fun Run”. Another heartbreaking news! I can’t believe it’s been 5 years already. How time flies so fast. Hmmm. I’m still fragile, let’s not go into deeper details on our closeness and blaahhhhh…..
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Havoc means destruction, chaos, mayhem, disorder and a lot more DAMAGE. So to speak, this event will not only scare but also DESTROY you if you do not RUN. Zombies will come devour your lifeline, which in this case will only be three if they catch you. Everyone then is encouraged, no I mean, mandated to RUN FOR THEIR LIVES!
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As part of advertising the coming Havoc, we’ve made a video to give you a glimpse of what will happen on the event proper. My friend Kissa and I agreed to play the role of the participant. Well, actually only I did the actual runner role. This was the first time I saw myself run and I find it funny the way I run. Watch and laugh. Oh no scratch that. WATCH AND RUN!!!

Tips on how to get a better view:
1. Turn off the lights
2. Sit in front of the screen and look closely. DO NOT BLINK!
3. Make sure the volume is at its peak
4. Click play
5. Share it with friends and SAVE THE DATE!


I told you it’s better with the lights off! Subscribe to Plainly Simple Studios on Youtube here. Like them on Facebook here.

Part of the proceeds of this project will be given to the indigenous groups supported by Stella Maris Academy of Davao. The rest will be allocated for the future activities and worthwhile projects of SMAD Alumni Batch 2007.
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If you are too scared to be chowed down (seeing what they did to me, OUCH!), don’t worry. You can be the one to eat the humans away. Just send an email to havocrun@yahoo.com. We’re sure to serve brains in a sizzling plate. For more updates on this event, visit and like our Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/havocrun. THE SCARIER, THE MERRIER!

All photos downloaded from the official page of Havoc: Not Your Ordinary Fun Run.

Who Would’ve Thought

September 19, 2012 in Looks

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My style has always been bold and plain, I know. But oh so suddenly I am struck with the fanciness of floral prints. If you have noticed, my recent posts almost have the same vibe- flowers. Heeeee. If outfits were playlists, it’s on repea-e-e-e-eat.
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OT- Can I just say that I’m eating Annie’s Hany Milk Cholocate while I’m doing this post. I keep telling myself that it’s my last bar for the last four bars. Sweet irresistible goodness! I hope I did not trigger your cravings! ;)

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This skirt is from one of my sisters shopping about a couple of years ago in the states. Unfortunately, it doesn’t have a tag. The top on the other hand is from the famous Bangkok night market. It’s a bargain I got for 50baht. That’s like only 75pesos in our currency! Woot woot! The metallic tone easily pairs up with the design of my skirt. Easy but steady, yeah?
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Finish the look with Tory Burch flats and Loalde sleeveless cardigan and viola! I’m set to go. I wonder what my next OOTD will be. Would you like to see more flower power? Haha!

I Got Lucky

September 17, 2012 in Looks

Hello there! I had a very hectic week and all the busyness fenced me sartorially. I was hoping to compensate my absence through social networking but no. I was on the outs even on Instagram, Pose, Path and Twitter. Facebook doesn’t really count because busy or not busy, I’m not updating it everyday. There are just so many things to read, like and share on FB that it takes so much of my time. Haha! Anyway, what have you been up to? What did I miss? Enlighten me!

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I kicked off an early weekend. This was my Friday OOTD, by the way. I love Fridays because first, it’s my official Pilates day and second, Friday usually finishes so fast, like a shortened day. That is to say I spend less time in the office on Fridays and for that I can wear clothes that don’t really need to comply with certain codes like shorts for instance.
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This shorts reminds me of my Bangkok trip last June. I fell in love with the threading and the design but wasn’t able to buy it because it costs way too much than what I expected. I couldn’t get myself to buy something that costs more than my estimate in mind. That’s actually how I control shopping; if I think it costs more than what’s written on the tag, I get it but if it’s the other way around, no thank you (in my mind: it’s not meant for me). So how then did I win this cutesy here? Easy. Last month, online store Stylista, Inc. stocked up on this. Next thing you know, it was MINE. Hahaha!!!
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Have I told you lately that I love you? LOL!!!! What I meant was that I’m also into collared sleeveless blouse? Well now you know. For me it is a chic style that you can wear to work, owing to the collar for that still appropriate-looking mood.
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STYLISTA, INC. shorts / ALDO belt
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ANNE KLEIN shoes / BALENCIAGA bag
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There you go! A smart outfit to complete a TGIF. Don’t forget to hype! :)

Product Review: Jason Pure Natural Super-C Toner

September 11, 2012 in Skin Care

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Age: 22
Skin Type: Combination, Oily

Jason Pure Natural Super-C Toner

Product Says: This gentle astringent, enriched with herbs, helps tighten and minimize pores while protecting the skin from free radical damage. Skin is left feeling fresh, clean and comfortable with a lasting softness / Jason Cosmetics

Key Ingredient: Ester- C / Vitamin C
• Helps body produce collagen which makes skin soft and supple so skin is visibly brighter and healthier;
• Anti oxidant to protect skin from harmful effects of sun exposure- UVA/ UVB
• Boosts efficacy of sunscreen!
Minutiae: The main component of Ester- C is calcium ascorbate while regular Vitamin C is ascorbic acid. Ester- C is preferable than Vitamin C because it is non-acidic and has additional nutrients which makes it be absorbed more quickly by the body (skin) marking numerous health benefits.

Review: This one here is actually my second bottle. Over the months of using it, my skin is more balanced and toned. It is less oily (although the product is not specifically for oily skin, rather general skin type). I use it daily, morning and night after cleansing. I believe it is very gentle and beneficial because it is 100% organic (NO Parabens, Phthalates or Sodium Lauryl / Laureth Sulfates) and I can see effects although I did not avail the whole product line-cleanser, lotion and crème. I use it with the Pure Natural Hyper-C Serum instead (review coming soon).

Super-C Toner makes my skin soft, radiant and supple. It does not over dry nor does it sting when applied. Once you smell it, you can already imagine how much Ester- C it has, which by all means implies how protective and effective it is.

Uses: Pore Tightening, Anti-Aging (prevents fine lines, wrinkles and uneven skin tone) and pH Balancing

Score: 4.7 over 5

Repurchase: Just did!
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This comes in a spray bottle,177mL / 6 fl oz. In Davao, you can buy this at Healthy Options (Abreeza or SM Matina).

Bottom line: If you’re looking for natural, mild and effective skin care with anti-aging properties, Jason Pure Natural Super-C Toner is highly advisable.

You And Me Together

September 10, 2012 in Looks

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Feeling the bright blue sky with my lazy blue top. I find myself attracted to this shade nowadays, aside from powder blue. You see I’m a pink person (never been attracted to blue!!!) so wearing blue is something I never thought I would love. Add to that, I noticed how I magnetize with printed clothes too. The floral prints of my shorts release light and happy vibes. It gives me a jumpy feeling! I love it!

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MANGO top
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LONGCHAMP bag / PAYLESS shoes
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AEROPOSTALE shorts
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I’m hate cats but I’m bringing a cat-printed Longchamp this day. Hmmm? Anyway, this guileless sensation makes my inner princess flap her wings into the bright blue sky, gracefully landing on the rainbow and sliding towards the garden of potpourri. Wheeee!

“The sky is perfectly blue. The clouds are perfect too. And here I am with you, what could be more right?” – Winnie the Pooh

Half A Century After

September 8, 2012 in Looks

Half a century after, my dad is still my dad and he’s still the best man ever.

Thursday last week, we celebrated my dad’s 50th birthday. My siblings and I have been busy preparing for this surprise party for a month. We kept it from our mom too! Things got a lot more nerve-wracking when the moment finally came. Luckily, all our expected guests made it and we (my sister, brother and I) can’t thank them enough for holding on to our little secret even after we’ve sent out the invitations. With the surprise, band and stand-up comedians, sure enough everyone, most especially my dad had a BLAST! Let me talk more about this event when I’ve compiled the official photos from the event already. I’ve been busy entertaining guests and doing all that party organizer stuff to be taking pictures. Pfffft.

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Like a typical Chinese, everyone younger than the celebrant wore red. Red conveys good luck, success and prosperity. Because I’m dad’s little princess, I made sure to give him my best wishes too!

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Chances are you’ve seen me in this pair of leggings already. Aaaand you’re actually right! I can’t resist wearing it. The gold zipper, the pleats.. uhhhh I’m smitten! I was already in line at the cashier in H&M, Hongkong when I had a glimpse of this legging in the kid’s section. I asked my sister to check on it and she brought me two sizes. I took the 12-13y one and without second thoughts, included it in my shopping. This legging made me feel complete! I’m serious!
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RAJO top / H&M legging
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LIZ CLAIBORNE flats
Meet Lizzy, a.k.a. the cutest flats ev-errr! Too bad I wasn’t able to wear this to the party because it rained and with my power of foresight, it will flood and Lizzy, if worn, will get soaked. Nnnnoooo!!!!
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Once irreplaceable, always irreplaceable. Happy birthday daddy!
More about my his soiree soon! Xx