Sunday, September 24, 2017


There's something magical about empty airports.

Maybe it's because we're so used to seeing it so busy and frenetic that a quiet, empty one is a sight to behold.

Just like HKG airport when I arrived.

I was so entranced, I had to take a snap for posterity.

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Friday, September 22, 2017

FMM: The PH-HKG connection

Since I'm spending the weekend with my niece in HKG, I thought that it would be apt to have a Friday Magic Madness song that brings together my former home with my homeland.

And that, of course, is the super popular 90s duet between Regine Velasquez and HKG's Jacky Cheung.

They should do another song. They make a great combination.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Everything's coming up (black) roses

Found this guipure lace with an interesting rose and web pattern.

And it's on sale! At Carolina's!

To buy, or not to buy.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Taste the Unicorn!

Yes, it's true! Dr. Pepper has a Limited Edition Unicorn soda.

Strange, but interesting. In a glittery, rainbow kind of way.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Parallel Universe

And our second commercial for Goya - featuring Miss Universe 2015 - is out!

What's great about this one is that we got to use her iconic line from the pageant.

We've got another winner here.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Mall right

I've been seeing the billboards for the new mall beside Trinoma, and I've always been curious to see how it looked like. That's why one weekend, I decided to check it out.

Called Vertis North Mall, it's part of the new development in the Quezon Avenue area. Because they built the space from scratch, they had more room to work around. Thus, the mall is very vast and airy.

The ceilings are high. There's a lot of open spaces and greens. And it feels very premium.

Plus, it has H&M. 'Nuff said.

This mall is all right. I'll probably drop by again sometime soon.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Mark the date

So, it's been a year since our double celebration in Tokyo.

That means, it's Mark's birthday again!

It's great that this year, we celebrated his big day in Manila. Nothing like spending your birthday at home.

Happy Birthday Mark!

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Moore to see

Way back in 2006 and when I was still living in HKG, one of my favorite InStyle issues was the one with Julianne Moore on the cover.

In the accompanying article, she talked about how it felt to live alone for the first time. She talked about the thrill of independence and the fear of being home all by your lonesome. And this resonated with me so much. So much that I still have that issue on my bookshelf.

This October, she's back!

Well, I know she's fronted the cover several times after that 2006 issue, but somehow I'm excited to get my hands on this issue.

Who knows what Moore words of wisdom I'll pick up from her interview.

Friday, September 15, 2017

FMM: To dance or not to dance

When you go to The Landmark food court on weekends, it's common to see musicians playing there.

It's either a showband, or a brass band. In any case, it's a nice cacophony of catchy sounds to accompany you while you eat.

But take note, you should only listen to it. And they have a stern reminder about this:

This rule is very much against the philosophy that the Bee Gees wants to espouse. The same philosophy that inspired today's Friday Magic Madness song.

Personally, I agree with the Bee Gees. We should be dancing.