Tuesday, April 17, 2018


Three weekends ago, there was a family day in SSC. Of course, the atmosphere was festive! Complete with games, colorful booths, and blaring music.

On the subject of blaring music, one song that they were playing caught my attention. Why? Because in the middle of a Catholic School field filled with kids, the song that was playing said:

"Boy, I don't give a f**k!"

Yes, for some strange reason, they played Dua Lipa's "IDGAF" at the Family Day.

What the F?

Monday, April 16, 2018

Aranaz for your money

The prints keep on coming. Nay, the Plains & Prints keep on coming.

After their collaborations with Vania Romoff and Barbie, here's another collection that's covet-worthy. And it's done by one of my favorite female designers, Amina Aranaz!

While she's more known for her accessories, I know she dabbles in resort wear. That's the vibe I'm getting from the prints and silhouettes in this collaboration.

It's a combination of clothes and bags, but there are actually more bags than clothes. But each piece from her clothing collection is a knock-out.

For me, this shift dress with an awesome print is the money piece:

And these 2 dresses come a very close second and third.


Sunday, April 15, 2018

Club Wed

Sometime last year, Mark, Kris and I were in Nakano - IH2 in particular - talking about Kris' recent engagement and her wedding plans.

And yesterday, all the months of preparation led to Narra Hill in Tagaytay for the wedding day. It was one of the most heartfelt and genuine weddings I've been to.

It was a fitting culmination to a journey that started in Japan more than a year ago.

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Greens and blue

In Tagaytay with Mark for a wedding this weekend, and this place never ceases to refresh and recharge me.

It must be the cool, crisp air, or the richness of the greenery, or it might even be the blue skies.

Or it may be all 3!

Yup, Tagaytay always does it for me.

Friday, April 13, 2018

FMM: On the upside

Someone has been playing Diana Ross in our department for the past few days. While the classics and favorites are there - including "The Boss" and "Theme from Mahogany," there were other ditties that I like but haven't heard in a while.

It was great to be reacquainted with her other songs, particularly this one:

"Upside Down" is a song that had massive airplay in the 80s. But it got lost in the din of other Diana Ross hits. Now that it's Friday, it's a good time to play it again.

That's the upside of Friday Magic Madness.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Fits like a Glover

As an unabashed fan of floral prints, and wallpaper, I'm definitely on board with H&M's latest designer collaboration.

For a change, they're teaming up with Anna Glover, a wallpaper designer. And her big, bold, floral prints are a winner!

Looks like Marimekko x Uniqlo has a big competitor in the bold print category.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Baby... Baby... Ohhhh...

Here are my 2 babies in one photo.

(Check out those faces! Cuteness overload!)

Javier is my youngest nephew and he will always be my baby no matter how grown up he gets. And Noah is the family's youngest member and the first grandson.

Too much adorbzness in one photo!

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Insane In sale

So, what happens when H&M suddenly has a flash sale and puts all their sale items at P200, P300 and P500?

This is what happens:


But that's how the word "sale" transforms people.

Heck, I was transformed, too.

Monday, April 09, 2018

Much ado about Camachile

During this Zambales trip, I learned, saw and tasted something new.


It's called Camachile. And it grew abundantly it Magalawa Island that my colleagues kept of picking them from the tree.

The taste and texture are both interesting, although it's not something I'll go out of my way looking for.

Sunday, April 08, 2018