Wednesday, July 01, 2015

What a difference a day makes

Last June 29, I was reading the InStyle website and this was one of their banner stories:

A day after - June 30 - I went back to the website and saw this headline:

All it took was a day for the story to take a total 360 degree turn.

That's Hollywood for you.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Among Kin

If there's one person in SMC-CAO that's most loved, it's definitely Kin. 

No surprise there. To everyone who knows her, Kin is one of the most kindhearted, humble, inspiring and understanding person there is. I think the adage "not a mean bone in her body" was done with Kin in mind.

That's why when we were told that there was a surprise birthday dinner for Kin, the CAO gang made it a point to be there. While most of the people have already left SMC and moved on to other companies, we're more than glad to come back for Kin.

This group is actually a combination of almost 3 "generations" of SMC-CAO folks. The earliest members would be Elsie and myself, followed by Lu-ann and Leah, and the last generation would be Bunny, Aggy, et. al.

We forced Kin to make a short speech after dinner, and her first sentence captured who she is as a person.

"I don't know what I did to deserve a group of friends like this."

Humble as always. That's trademark Kin.

Monday, June 29, 2015


For the longest time, Ate Bullet has been looking for a denim jumper. She's been looking for it both in stores and on-line. I've been looking for it at my usual haunts. And we even looked for it together during our siblings-day-out a few weeks ago. But we can't seem to find the right one.

Then, last weekend, I saw a really cool denim jumper when I dropped by Megamall. It was so cool that I had to snag it. It was so cool that I had to get a matching shirt and pair of brogues for it.

And Ate Bullet loved the whole ensemble that she wore it today.

It's the type of outfit that'll just make you jump for joy.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Looks like this coot is a hoot

Some films automatically fall under the "mindless" genre. These are films that are simply so absurd, you have to suspend all disbelief and turn your mind off to actually sit through the entire film.

Usually, these mindless films are hilarious! Think "Sharknado" or "Megapython vs. Gatoroid" or "Movie 43."

Not that I'm disparaging mindless movies. They're actually very entertaining and escapist, especially when done correctly. And while going through movie trailers, I think I found a mindless horror comedy that fits this bill.

It's a horror-comedy film called "Cooties," and it actually has an impressive pedigree. The creators of Saw and Glee. There's Elijah Wood and Rainn Wilson in the cast. So, it better be good.

Question is, will they show this in Manila? I hope they do.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

On the defense

As more and more imported products enter our market, we're fortunate enough to get more and more choices in terms of brands.

Being a shower gel junkie, I keep my eyes open for new brands. One recent discovery is a brand called "Daily Defense."

I bought the Argan Oil body wash, and liked the texture, scent and feel of it. I checked the back label and found out that it's a Canadian product, and they have a lot of shower gel variants.

Looks like another brand will be added to my repertoire.

Friday, June 26, 2015

FMM: Everybody wave!

They say that the rainy season is among us, but if you take a walk outside, the sun is still shining and scorching as if it were still summer.

And that inspired me in choosing today's Friday Magic Madness song.

Katrina and the Waves never fails to bring sunshine into my day.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Sibling Revelry: The Throwback Thursday edition

Last Sunday, Dad showed me this really old family photo of theirs. 

The photo gave me instant flashbacks!

Suddenly, I remembered how dashing Lolo Iking was, and how elegant Lola Dita looked. I also saw how Tito Ting looks like Paul, Tita Evelyn looks like Esther, Tito Hector looks like Harold, Tito Linden looks like Troy, and Dad looks like me. (No surprise there.)

I'm also impressed at how they kept the photo intact after all these years.

Throwback Thursdays rock!

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Kachangs encounter

Sharing discoveries is one thing I like doing. Whether it's food, a TV show, a shopping haunt - anything good is worth sharing.

During our SG trip 2 weeks ago, I found out that the first timers haven't heard of, or even tried, Ice Kachang. So, during our hawker breakfast, I took the liberty of treating the gang to a bowl of this wonderful concoction.

And here's my short stint as a waiter in SG. Here's one for the girls:

And another for the boys:

Not surprisingly, they loved it!

Another sharing success!

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Peas in a Pod

The older I get, the more people tell me that I look like my Dad.

There was even one time when I was waiting for Mona, and she sent me an SMS that said:

"My gosh you look so much like your dad!!!!!!"

And with a photo like this, I can't help but agree.

Monday, June 22, 2015


This photo of Miguel and Javier is just so adorable. I'm especially digging Javier's smile. It's very mischievous. Harhar.