Wednesday, October 07, 2015

Get it on!

Since I don't listen to the radio that often, I'm usually late when it comes to new music.

A few days ago, while riding the van going to our set check, I heard this very catchy song with very clever lyrics. The refrain pretty much got me hooked. It said: "Let's Marvin Gaye and get it on."

As a big fan of Marvin Gaye, the fact that he was referenced in a song is a two-thumbs up for me.

Apparently, it's quite a popular song these days. And the guy who sang it recently had a show in Manila.

I guess I'm not the only one who got into this song.

Tuesday, October 06, 2015

Gift getting

Just like last year, I made a vow to avoid last-minute Christmas gift shopping this year. So, whenever I have free time, and see something interesting and gift-worthy, I snag it.

This weekend, I saw nice boxed sets of lotions from Watsons. It's something I'm sure our secretaries would love.

Six holiday gifts down. Much, much, much more to go.

Monday, October 05, 2015

What's in a name?

Some advertising and production folks know for a fact that I'm related to the Garcia siblings of showbusiness. 

I guess that's why they assumed that this is my family name.

Doesn't really have a celebrity ring to it, unlike Cheska or Patrick. Hahaha.

Sunday, October 04, 2015

Dressed for excess part trois

Not surprisingly, the pieces from the Balmain x H&M collaboration isn't for the wallflower, nor the faint of heart. As seen from this image from their campaign, the pieces from this collection are loud, loud, LOUD!

The fuchsia long dress in the middle looks promising, but the rest are too disco, Studio 54 for my liking. They're the types of pieces that you wear once, and can't wear again.

I'm waiting for the full look book to come out. It would be interesting to see if there are pieces that aren't too excessive.

Saturday, October 03, 2015

Cozy Chic

The past few days, the weather has been pleasantly cold. It's mainly because of the rainy days due to LPAs and tropical storms.

Pleasantly cold weather calls for an ensemble that's comfy and relaxed. And a recent Surplus Shop run yielded exactly that.

It starts off with this Gap shirt dress in chambray. The silhouette is loose, the fabric is easy, and that's the perfect equation for relaxation.

When the air starts to get chilly, then throw this Forever 21 cardigan over the dress. Don't forget to tuck in the sweater sleeve into the shirt dress sleeve and fold them. 

The combination is as laid-back as it is chic.

And to sum up the cozy vibe, wear this ensemble with a pair of gladiator flats. It's a very fashionable way to ground the outfit.

Now that's chic and cozy at the same time.

Friday, October 02, 2015

FMM: Angels brought me here

Today is the Feast of Guardian Angels, and the priest presider gave a very spirited, educational and insightful homily about angels. I like how he said that even if there are a billion people on this planet, God would still give each one his or her own guardian angel. That's because God's love is personalized, and He loves each one of us equally.

And since it's also Friday Magic Madness day, I'll pay tribute to angels by playing a few of my favorite "angel" songs. I've actually featured a couple of them already, so here are some others who I equally enjoy listening to.

First, here's Annie Lennox and Eurythmics with "There must be an Angel."

Then, Madonna's upbeat ditty, "Angel."

Angelic songs, aren't they?

Thursday, October 01, 2015

Star student

It's always gratifying for teachers to see their students make a mark in the world.

That's why I was very, very, very happy to see one of my students on TV today. Krista was my student since she was in her 2nd year, and it was easy to see that she was going to accomplish great things. I still remember her first group report, as well as her mid-term exams, and I remembered them because I was impressed by her thought process and quality of work.

Now, she's on TV, talking about thanking teachers on National Teacher's Day. How awesome is that?

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Now there's an idea

My current notebook pretty much reflects my goal at work.

Hopefully, I can fill my notebook with these types of ideas - lots of them - very soon.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Bowled over again!

At work, we only play bowling once-a-year. But it's amazing how we can come up with pretty decent scores despite being occasional bowlers.

Needless to say, the other team was bowled over by our scores.

Monday, September 28, 2015

That kind of a Monday

It's always nice to start the week with positivity. And you don't get any more positive and feel good than this music video. It's aligned with my personal philosophy that a little act of kindness goes a long, long way.

Here's to an awesome and kindness-filled week!