Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Nice to Noah you!

And baby makes five!

Finally, we were able to see the 5th member of D' Kids! Presenting Baby Noah - Alfie and Bon's baby boy.

Welcome, Noah. Your Titos and Titas are looking forward to dote on you.

Monday, May 25, 2015

(Bagoong) Rice to the top!

It's no secret that I'm a massive fan of Thai food. Whether I'm in MNL, BKK, HKG, SG, GUM, AMS or TYO, I always make it a point to try a Thai restaurant. My default orders would usually consist of Pad Thai, Tom Yum Goong and Som Tam.

Here at home, there are a couple of Thai restaurants that I like. This includes Som's, Chariya and the now defunct Mommy Thai in U.P.

Last week, I found this food court stall in SM called "Thaicoon." Needless to say, I had to try it out.

I ordered the chicken bagoong rice, which was this massive dish served on a hot plate. It's almost like Pepper Lunch, but Thai.

For a food court stall, Thaicoon was pretty good. For this particular dish, the rice was perfectly seasoned with a strong but not overpowering bagoong flavor. The mangoes had the right sourness, and the chicken was sweet. When mixed together, the flavors come together seamlessly.

And did I mention the servings were massive? At least for the bagoong rice.

I was planning to order the Som Tam and Tom Yung Goong, too. But I was stuffed with this dish alone.

That gives me a reason to check out Thaicoon again sometime soon.

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Here comes Trouble

On youtube, they have a function where they suggest videos based on the one you last viewed. And after I viewed "Pretty Girls," the video suggested was another Iggy Azalea song.

It's a song that's a few months old, but today was the first time I heard about it. It's another collaboration, this time with Jennifer Hudson.

While I find Jennifer Hudson's voice too overpowering at times, her vocals on this song are awesome. It still has that belting and power that JHud is known for, but the pop melody makes it sound more casual and non-chalant.

I won't have any trouble listening to this song again and again and again and again.

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Color Story: Peaches and Cream

White is a color that's not that popular in local circles. In fact, when people wear white, you can almost hear the snide side comments such as: "Hi, Doc," "Nurse... Nurse..." or "Where's the wedding?"

It's actually quite a shame because white is such an elegant color. And it's a color that's not just for doctors, nurses or weddings. When worn properly and thoughtfully, white is a great color to incorporate in your daily wardrobe. 

For example, you can start with a base piece like this creamy white pencil skirt with gold zipper details.

This chic skirt is from J. Crew, which - thanks to Jenny Lyons - makes ultra chic pieces.

To keep the entire color palette light and easy, this light peach crepe blouse from Kamiseta is the perfect pair.

Together, you have a clean, easy, palette cleanser of an outfit.

I doubt if any doctor, nurse or bride would be this fashionably peachy.

Friday, May 22, 2015

FMM: Starr Quality

Back in the 80s, there was proliferation of African-American pop groups. Most of those groups found success, that's why we can sing songs like "Rhythm of the Night," "All over you," and "I miss you," from the top of our heads.

(In case you didn't know, that's Debarge, The Jets and Klymaxx.)

One of my favorite groups was of the same category, but they had a more relaxed and mature sound. They were called Atlantic Starr, and they're better known for their 80s hit, "Always."

No matter how old this song is, I'll always enjoy listening to it.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

LFLTAT: Pretty in punk

There was a 3-day sale in SM Megamall last week and I saw it as the perfect opportunity to whip up a "Look For Less Than A Thousand" for my sisters. 

This wasn't a mean feat since there are a lot of good and cheap clothing options at SM Megamall. The trick is to sift through all the options, and find an outfit that meets that may be less than a thousand bucks but looks much more expensive than that.

Luckily, I found 3 awesome items in 3 of my favorite haunts.

Haunt # 1: Surplus Shop black cropped top. P249.75

This is a classic that can go with anything that you already have in your wardrobe.

Haunt # 2: Oxygen perforated pleather skirt. P399.00

It's the classic full skirt silhouette, but rendered in a very chic and very light pleather material. Check out the details and be amazed that it's that cheap. (It was on a clearance rack, so it's around 70% off.)

Haunt # 3: SM Department store pointed flats with grommets. P300.00

Again, this item was on 50% off. It's original price was P599.75, which already makes it a good buy. But at 50% off, it makes it an even better one.

And for P948.75, you have an all-black, punk-inspired Look for Less Than A Thousand!

I'm sure Ate Bullet can rock this look.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

They come in trickles!

Presenting the latest snacker that I'm totally digging right now. Dunkin' Donuts' Cheese Trickles!

They are just SO good. It's a munchkin that's rolled in rich, velvety cheese - and the combination is phenomenal. I have to control myself whenever I buy these because I can probably finish a Little Bunch in one sitting. No kidding!

Aside from the Cheese Trickles variant, they also have it in Jamocha Trickles (also a winner with it's Bavarian filling) and the Choco Trickles (Meh!).

The only problem is that it's not available in all stores! That's why whenever I pass by an outlet that sells it, I immediately snag a pack.

Make Cheese Trickles available in the branch near our house. Please!

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Pretty. Bad.

Two of my favorite singers just dropped their new singles. And now I find myself shuttling between two songs on youtube.

First is "Pretty Girls." The newest collaboration between Britney Spears and Iggy Azalea.

I'm loving the 80s references in this music video.

Second is Taylor Swift's much ballyhooed "Bad Blood."

The song is very catchy, and the woman empowerment theme of the video is good. My only beef with this is that it looks like a mash-up between "Toxic" and "Womanizer" - both videos of Britney that's directed by Joseph Kahn. (Who directed this video.)

Now I don't just have an LSS, I have two LSSes!

Monday, May 18, 2015

The (Bal)main Event!

Finally, the next H&M collaboration has been announced! And it's Balmain!!!

Now, the wait for the first looks and look book begins!

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Fun in her Florties

For today's bridal fair at EDSA Shangrila, Ate Bullet decided to debut her florties look. When I dropped by and talked to her, she said that the dress was a hit. Everyone was complimenting her on the silhouette and print.

She decided to wear the green version, and she paired it with beige heels. It looked very classic and chic!

The floral print and color went very well with one of the cakes they displayed. Florals are really a big trend - not just in clothes, but in everything!

Ate loved the look so much that she can't wait to wear the blue Florties dress sometime soon.