Saturday, January 31, 2015

Hello again.

It's good to see this familiar airport once more.

And of course, it's good to enjoy my favorite train snack.

Yup, I'm back.

Friday, January 30, 2015

FMM: To be fair

It's 4am, and I'm at the airport waiting for my flight. It's Friday, so old songs are in order.

My Friday Magic Madness song is this 90s classic by Simply Red.

The first line of the refrain goes:

"And I love the thought of coming home to you"

Very apt lyrics indeed.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Packing a pantry

As I finished packing for my weekend trip to Mark's place, I realized that my bag looked like a pantry!

And yes, I did bring clothes. They're underneath all those food items.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015


It was Danz who got me into Shawarma. One time after work, we drove to Timog and had late dinner at a popular Shawarma place. I can't remember the name of the place, though. What I remember is that their chicken shawarma was da bomb!

When I had lunch at Maroush in Megamall, that experience suddenly came back. Their chicken shawarma was da bomb!

The chicken was both tender and crisp, the onions and cucumber were crispy, and they were very generous with lettuce and sauce. Plus, they toasted it to crispy perfection, and each bite was divine.

It looks like I'll be eating shawarma more often again.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Positioning is everything

I saw this article on yahoo today, and couldn't help but notice that the writer looks like she's ogling at Phillip Phillips.

I'm not sure if the positioning was an accident or if it was premeditated, but I think the overall effect looks very clever.

Monday, January 26, 2015

This takes the cake

We're all used to Jennifer Aniston as the bubbly and effervescent Rachel. In films, she's usually cast as a rom-com leading lady. So it's very refreshing to see her in a role that's offbeat and quite depressing.

Just like in this upcoming film entitled "Cake."

I'm not sure if they'll show this in Manila. But if they do, I think I'll watch it.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Zoe chic!

Recently, I stumbled upon Rachel Zoe's website and found myself browsing it for more than an hour. It definitely lives up to her reputation as a style maven because each and every button of this website is chicness personified.

When I was still in HKG, I'd often watch "The Rachel Zoe Project" and found the show to be very entertaining. Now, I can get that same feeling on a website.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

FMM: Ugly Pretty

Vanessa Williams is such an effective actress. She's was such a joy to watch as Wilhelmina Slater in "Ugly Betty" that it's easy to forget that she was first and foremost a singer.

She should go back to singing. She has such a soothing and pretty voice.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Carbs, anyone?

Look at what they were serving at the office canteen today:

Pasta served with rice.

I guess someone needed the carbs.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Crossings it out

It's been a while since I last checked out The Ramp at Crossings Department Store in Shangrila, so I decided to drop by today. 

This is what greeted me:

Two things immediately came to mind:

1. This is a huge area they're leaving behind, so I'm intrigued to know who's taking their place here. H&M or Uniqlo perhaps?

2. I still remember when they opened 20 years ago. They were positioning themselves as a contender to SM, and Crossings was one of the anchor stores of Shangrila Plaza back then. They had 2 huge floors, and carried pretty classy stuff. Too bad they couldn't sustain it.

Now, I'll have to go all the way to Makati or Trinoma for my The Ramp fix.

Hope those ones don't close, too.