Sunday, September 14, 2014

Wonderful Weekend

The weather was rainy and lazy this weekend, and it was the perfect time for a staycation in Manila.

Everything about the weekend was awesome. From the hotel, to the executive lounge where we'd hang out and munch on the assorted snackers they've prepared, to the nice swimming pool, to the hearty breakfast, to the casino immersion, and everything else in between.

The staycation just ended, but I'm already looking forward to the next one.

Saturday, September 13, 2014


I've always thought Anna Wintour was cool. And I don't mean that in an ice queen kind of way.

After seeing this video about her, her coolness notch just went up a few hundred levels.

It's such a creative way to know more about her.

Friday, September 12, 2014

FMM: Oh, Lonnie!

Back in the early 90s, there was a surge of electronic-dance-pop songs, as well as singers.

It was the time when C & C Music Factory, Madison Avenue, Blackbox, Cece Peniston, Sybil and other singers from that branch really hit it big. And I wasn't surprised because their songs were really fun and infectious.

One of my favorite singers from this era was Lonnie Gordon. She was a British singer in a sea of Americans, but she was able to break through the clutter with her sick beats. And if you listen to her songs now - more than 20 years since they were first heard on air - they still sound current.

That's the magic of old songs.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Magic Hour

We had an early shoot, and an even earlier call time. As I left the house for the office, it was such a refreshing sight to see the moon still up while the day was about to begin.

It was a magical sight.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

What a change the weekend makes.

Last Sunday, I dropped by Ortigas to use the ATM. It was a pleasant surprise to see that they close off Emerald Avenue on weekends and turn it into a big pedestrian park.

Instead of the usual throngs of people, cabs and cars, Emerald was occupied by joggers, skateboarders and families who rent bikes and ride around with their kids.

It's such a refreshing change. They should consider doing this on a weekday.

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Is this how you treat your friends?

Spotted this very interesting tarpaulin in Cubao.

Look closer.

You're not supposed to eat your friends, right?

Monday, September 08, 2014

Mama's day

Among the many images of Mama Mary, the image of the Mother of Perpetual Help is one of my favorites. There's something very old world and enchanting about it.

And on her birthday, I'm sending her a greeting with this photo attached.

Happy Birthday Mama Mary.

Sunday, September 07, 2014

Delectable D.I.Y.

For the advanced birthday celebration for both Mark and Chrissie, we decided to channel our inner chefs and went to 2 D.I.Y. places in one day.

We had early dinner at Project Pie, then dessert at Slappy Cakes.

Getting stuffed has never been this crafty.

Saturday, September 06, 2014

Cool ka, Lang!

In more collaboration news, Uniqlo is teaming up with Helmut Lang!


I hope they carry these jackets in the Philippines.

These collaborations just get better and better.

Friday, September 05, 2014

FMM: Hearing Double

Deja vu. Feels like you've heard that one before, right?

Well, that song title is shared by 2 of my favorite songs. One is really old, while the other was launched almost a decade ago. So, since today is set aside for old songs, might as well have a double deja vu treat.

First, from Dionne Warwick:

And from Beyonce:

Now that's a double treat this weekend.