Saturday, April 30, 2016

TV Times

So, this is the television appearance people have been telling me about.

In the course of the past few weeks, I've had friends contacting me and asking if I was the guy they say on GMA News TV. At first, I was perplexed. Then, when they told me that it was about me giving an award, I figured out that it must've been for the Hildegardes.

And it was!

Hey, at least I can say that I was on TV this year.

Friday, April 29, 2016

FMM: Getting Whig-gy with it

Back in the 90s, your day wouldn't be complete without hearing Whigfield.

A huge pop-dance star of that decade, her songs were on constant airplay, and almost everyone could sing along to her songs.

Her biggest hit was "Saturday Night," but the song that everyone could sing along to was this classic 90s ditty:

And since it's a Friday, I wanted to be close to this song once more.

Thursday, April 28, 2016


Whenever I have downtime - few and far between these days - I go to youtube and watch James Corden's "Carpool Karaoke" series.

It's a novel concept, and it's always a joy to watch these singers bust a song in such an odd location.

One of my favorite episodes is the one with JHud!

When she ordered drive through in a song, it was just genius!

I can watch this over and over again!

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Eye see

Way back when I was still with Adformatix, there was this optical illusion poster on the wall of our SP group, just in front of the creative department. Just like the poster above, you have to stare at it for a few minutes, then an image will magically appear.

I remember how I'd stare at it everyday, and couldn't see the image. It was frustrating since most of the people already saw the hidden photo. There was a point when I just gave up on the whole thing.

After a month or so, I decided to just take a gander at it one more time. Lo and behold, I saw the hidden photo! It was such a thrill that I was literally in tears!

Now, I've learned the trick and it's easier for me to see the hidden photos.

It just took me a few seconds to find out what image was lurking behind the poster above.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Seeing silver

Twenty-five years ago on this very day, I attended a wedding ceremony in San Agustin Church. Not only did I attend, I was also one of the secondary sponsors.

I remember the people in the entourage included some of the brides' best friends, and a very pregnant maid of honor.

The bride was wearing a fully-beaded, off shoulder gown with a long, circular train. Even the train was fully beaded. And it looked spectacular.

After the ceremony, we headed next door to Casa Manila for the reception. I remember being awed by the cake - a towering creation made of sugar, complete with sugar doves and shells. And if that wasn't surprising enough, the couple gave out mini-cakes with sugar lamps on top.

That wedding was a lot of fun, and it was also the second wedding in my family.

The bride is my sister, Ate Bullet, and the groom is Raymond.

It's hard to believe that 25 years has passed since that day. It feels just like yesterday!

Happy Silver Anniversary, Ate Bullet and Raymond! Here's to the next milestone!

Monday, April 25, 2016

A hidden Target

One of my favorite fashion haunts is this nondescript department store in Quezon Avenue. It's actually inside the National Book Store complex, tucked away in a quiet corner.

What makes this place different is that it sells off season clothes from Target. Yup, Target from the U.S. So, whenever you're looking for Merona, Xhilaration, Cherokee or other Target brands, this is the place to go.

Aside from the usual brands, they also occasionally carry some items from the designer collaborations. A few years ago, they carried some items from the Target x Alexander McQueen collaboration, which I didn't care for.

But when I passed by that haunt this weekend, look what I found!

It's the "Meet the Parents" dress from the Prabal Gurung x Target collaboration. Yes, this geometric dress with the custom print was there for the taking. And to think this item completely disappeared from the shelves when it was launched.

It's a "NWT" dress, which makes me wonder where it came from. Were they returns? Or were they overstocked.

Who knows? All I know that it's Prabal Gurung!

Just when I thought it couldn't get any better, it just did!

It's the "Sparkle" dress from the 3.1 Phillip Lim x Target collection!

See, even the tag says so!

Imagine these finds just by looking around for a few minutes. I should spend more time there next weekend. Who knows what else I'll find!

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Here Kitty, Kitty!

Went to SM North EDSA this weekend and saw this board-up at The Block.

They're opening a Hello Kitty Cafe in Manila!

I know a good number of people who'll make the bee line for this cafe.

Saturday, April 23, 2016

The (caramel) apple of my eye

During my last visit to Scout's Honor, I noticed an interesting little pack that was tucked away under one of the glass counters. Despite being surrounded by a gamut of goodies, the pack automatically caught my eye and mesmerized me.

It was a pack of Caramel Apple Oreos!

I wasn't sure if it was for sale, and I was in such a rush that I didn't have time to ask.

Now, I'm going from supermarket to supermarket to try and find these limited edition Oreos. To no avail!!!

Maybe I should go back to Scout's Honor and actually ask them.

Friday, April 22, 2016

FMM: Yes, this is what it sounds like...

As expected, the musical world is mourning the loss of another genius.

From his contemporaries such as Madonna and Sting, to the newer generation of pop stars, they faced the news about Prince's passing with disbelief and extreme sadness.

And I can understand why. Prince was really a one-of-a-kind artist.

He may be gone, but his music will live on.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

The end of his (purple) reign

It looks like the year 2016 is really harsh to great musical talents.

When I browsed through the internet, all I could see were tributes pouring out for Prince. Apparently, he passed away tonight due to mysterious circumstances.

Needless to say, the whole music industry is mourning the loss of this great talent. The man behind iconic songs such as "Purple Reign" and "Kiss." Not to mention the mentor of other pop icons such as Sheila E. and Appolonia K.

So, this is what it sounds like when doves cry.