Splash! So I just took a load off from that nerve-wracking (not to mention stressful) school year and the governor’s anchor has finally been dropped from this blogger’s account of titanic. They say summer is the best season, and the thing about it is that *drum-roll please*, you don’t have to worry about homework! So who’s up for some summer swell with a little salt in the air and sand in your hair?
For this getaway, we stayed at Paradise Cove Beach Resort, located at Kimaya, Misamis Oriental. This place is a lot amusing with your friends and family (or could be a personal sanctuary, if you’d wish for some me-time). I was quickly enamored coz’ it literally feels like paradise.
Oops! They probably mean specialty.
The resort is open for weddings and birthday celebrations. You can rent a room for Php 800 (for 12 hours) and Php 1,200 (for 24 hours) and then, you can definitely invite a herd of beach-hungry friends. No maximum number required! No entrance fee needed! Amazing?
Nature’s farewell kiss for tonight. Prolly the most beautiful sunset I’ve ever seen. I am at bliss to see it with my siblings. This one’s for mom!
Now that I’m back to being a style and travel blogger (permanently hopefully), I couldn’t help but cringe at the hype that this season brings. Consequently, I have to admit that these two months of getaways and ‘Eat, Pray, Love’ have both been my transitional and preparatory period from being a public servant to a blithe bohemian traveler. I probably would be spending more time here in my blog from now on. My mantra this summer? Be one with the waves.
A wise man once anonymously pronounced, "Forget love, I’d rather fall in chocolate." Equally in the same manner, I don’t need someone at the moment; I am just as happy (if not happier) with some cheesy romance movies and a little box of red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting. Coz’ the 14th of February is Single Awareness Day!
Today is also the perfect time to recognize your gorgeous girlfriends who love and accept you for who you are. Perhaps that is the ultimate reason why I love Valentine’s Day; everyone is wearing that occasional joyful smile that we usually don’t get to see. Fulfilling, as always.
And because I happen to really celebrate this holiday, it has become an annual tradition for me to give something sweet to those ladies who have touched my heart one way or another. You see, a woman’s heart is so soft that a simple act of romantic stunt can really make her happy. Really happy, as I’ve come to see it in my girlfriends’ eyes through the years. Well, the effort is totally worth it!
Who says I didn’t have a date (more like dates) last Valentine’s Day!? I actually had plenty. Hashtag, to all the girls I’ve loved before.
Ever since I became Governor, I have developed this little fascination to the color yellow. Not that it is the brightest hue of the spectrum; it stands for something else, something deep and unfathomable. As I sense the imminent time to finally shift gears and wrap myself up back to blogging, here’s a squint of my first outfit post of the year!
WHAT I’M WEARING: Dirty White Button Down (LXDCOUNT Design), Yellow-Brown Plaid Parka (The Mighty), Yellow Slim Fit Denim Jeans (Penshoppe), Wristwatch (Penshoppe), Bracelets (SM Accessories) and Light Brown Winter Boots (Thrifted).
After being discharged from the hospital, my creativity certainly needs a good jump start. In actuality, it is limping along on life support. I might need the full paddles and someone to yell ‘clear’ now, hence, the "The Beatles’ Yellow Submarine" inspiration.
Unsettling as it may sound, I’ve been having a jiffy of profound moments with myself lately; focusing on mundane things like daydreaming rather than writing blog posts, or sketching, or the usual book review. Somehow, I need to have a catalyst to regain my inner creativity and refuel my passion for fashion. ‘Til then, I couldn’t possibly think of any other hobby aside from outfit posts.
You can hype this look on LOOKBOOK.NU here. Don’t forget to drop comments, be a fan and leave your daily little hearts for inspiration and support. Merci beaucoup, mis amis! (Photos by Karl Sibuan)
You’d probably think that being diagnosed with acalculous cholecystitis (and asked to minimize, if not restrict, my fatty and salty intake) would curb my enthusiasm for the salty delights: no, it doesn’t. I once altogether swore to not eat fries again, but urgh, there are a million reasons why you just can’t say no to french fries!
Most especially if these french fries are served (for the lack of a better word) unlimited-ly. All you need is to buy one of their burger specialties every Tuesday (we now love Tuesdays, right?), and voila, the golden ticket to unlimited fries is yours (no sharing, of course).
Double Flamoo Burger (Php 139). This big-mac-sized burger is made up of Patty, Cheese, Apple Coleslaw and a bunch of veggies, served with thick-out fries. Drinks are exclusive, available at Php 30.
Whether they are curly, criss cut, shoestring, steak or seasoned, it really doesn’t matter; we just love French fries. Flamoo also serves a variety of grilled specials ranging from sizzling steak meals, Baked Mac N’ Cheese and buffalo wings. Plus, their burger specials, especially the Thomas Aquinas Burger(Php 199) is indeed for royalty.
Flamoo, Flame-Grilled Burgers is located at The Strip, Quezon Avenue Extension, Pala-o, Iligan City. Unlimited French Fries every Tuesday!
This wasn’t really the major TUMBLR comeback (more like throwback) that I had in mind, though I had my previous attempts at finding my way back to blogging, it isn’t enough still. I admit I must have lost the ardor for inventive photo shoot conceptualizations — or simply the break for outfit-hunting and a couple of me-times, but y’know what they say, better late than never, right? Now I’m signing in once again!
Hashtag THROWBACKTHURSDAY (though it’s a rainy Monday HAHA) because this blog, for the week at least, will feature throwback outfits that I failed to post online. So to start with, here’s my pursuit at capturing the essence of the iconic musical “Grease”, thus the title. (Scratch the fact that this was taken, for like, a year ago.)
Bought this brown leather bag on a thrift shop at a very low price!
I don’t know why but every time I look at this photo, I can’t help but laugh at my hilariously silly hair styling (in which apparently, I haven’t that much of a talent). Though I happen to miss the copper-ness of my hair, I have no intentions of re-creating this whole image at all.
That’s probably it for now.Still need to go to school today to prepare for tomorrow’s enrollment process: you know the drill, got loads of paper works to do. I will be posting a lot of stuff this week though, so keep posted. Hype this look on LOOKBOOK.NU. Muchas gracias!
I was metaphorically dragged by my ankles to attend this poorly scheduled school assembly, got somehow bemused by torn priorities, but decided to eventually give in. For one, my closest college friends’ graduation falls exactly on the same day, but I couldn’t argue more, so I finally settled on choosing and attending this one.
The KASAMA Leaders’ Assembly was a first in MSU-IIT history. This meeting also serves as a joint strategic planning with the KASAMA and the Executive Council officers (represented by the college governors).
The program started with the usual invocation and national anthem, followed by Mr. PresidentRed Sacayan’s opening remarks and Senate PresidentMikee Maruhom’s overview and objectives.
SenatorJames Antiquina took the honor of introducing the guest speaker, Prof. Marlo Novino, an MSU-IIT BSBA Entrepreneurial Marketing graduate. We couldn’t ask for a better speaker; he was definitely the coolest! Loads of charm, if I may say.
Photo Ops with the college governors (SET, COE, CBAA, CED-IDS, CASS, SCS), the KASAMA president, and Sir Marlo (guest speaker).
The talk was about time and event management (something that I am seriously weak at, but am working on) and as an officer, this was a big avenue for future possible applications. Sir Marlo also introduced the concept of work life balance (in which I am greatly amazed) and Stephen Covey’s “The 8 Habits of Highly Effective People” (in which I am very hopeful to achieve, so help me God!). HAHAHA!
These are the LOSERS (capitalized for emphasis) of the Pula-Puti pastime game brought in by Gea and we couldn’t stop laughing at the consequences that they’d undertaken: the “Guess What?” game of presumption initiated by Justine.
So lunch break came, and Markki, one of our closest friends (also a graduate, obviously) visited us. Of course, we wouldn’t miss the chance of photo ops, right? Thus, the gang pic. Then I hurriedly ran to the gym, hoping that I could still catch some of my friends, but failed. So I went back to finish the assembly.
Here’s my certificate for attending the assembly. Special thanks once again to the President and the Senate Pres. for this one!
Then with the V-Pres Sarah Jane Aninon and CSM representative.
True to the fact that I couldn’t feel any hint of remorse for missing my closest friends’ grad because of the epic-awesome wisdom that Sir Marlo imparted, this was definitely a big help to my governorship. Coz despite the ceaseless what-ifs and constant fears of future potential EC problems, I can finally say that “I am ready!”
In today’s highly dynamic world of multimedia entertainment, sticking to a single field is no longer the best way to capture an audience. Like say, in my latest attempt at being the jack-of-all-trades, I was somehow inclined to the idea of hoisting social wakefulness. So what’s my next big move? Simple. It’s film-making, baby!
Well, I’m not really new to the whole film-making thingamajig. Not to sound too conceited, but I was part of CBAA’s film entry Twist(2012) that garnered numerous awards from different prestigious local film competitions. We’re crafting this film (Sinan) for Natonal Federation JPIA’s annual “Cine JPIA”.
This new project, Sinan, stands as my second collab with the award-winning local directorJian Calledo (left),prior to last year’s Twist..
Then the usual routine goes with me creating a storyline and screenplay (in which I initially named the film “Tambol”, but due to the lack of materials, we renamed), presenting it to the team for revisions, then Direk Jian putting it to life through his remarkable flair in cinematography and video editing.
Sinan stars four promising BS Accountancy students namely Sandra Nonesa(Islay), Nelvie Bantilan (Nova), Christine Baterna (Juaning) and Samuel Anonas (Pablo). It follows the life of three Badjao women in pursuit of money to nurse back their sick loved one to health. The film depicts the cruelty of everyday life as they battle to survive the incessant spite of poverty.
Along with the standout talents of Jennica Marie Destura(Production Designer), Alma Mae Vina(Costume Designer) and Ameer Manaros(Cinematographer), Sinan captured the authentic scheme of the Badjao community.
Now you get to know what the best part is: not to sound too conceited once again, but Sinan won Best Film (Cine JPIA) and two other awards, Best in Cinematography and Best in Musical Scoring in the recently concluded LILAS Filmfest. Far be it for you to suggest that people should stick only to what they do best, but I really seem happy whenever I’m doing a film. And I couldn’t thank Jennica more for putting her trust in my talent! (Thanks, Jen!)
So, that’s it. Til’ my next film-making venture! Ciao.
1.) Get a GPA of 1.50 or higher! 2.) Post a look on LOOKBOOK.NU twice a week. 3.) Update my blog every after two days. 4.) Upload most — if not all — of the pictures that I took. 5.) Be a good, or great, JES sexytary! 6.) Buy a pair of shoes every month. 7.) Expand my bowtie collection. 8.) Improve my writing/literary prowess. 9.) Reconnect with old (or lost) friends. 10.) Create a fashion project on my school.
P.S.: So I woke up earlier dreaming about having a smallpox. I know that it was eradicated in the 70’s: and that, it could have been another strange dream, ‘cept that it happen on a New Year (ON A FREAKIN’ NEW YEAR). I started to freak out and googled what it meant. I was more than delighted to discover that it implies “money and prosperity” in general. HAHA! Let’s hope for the best!
Seasons of greetings, seasons of joy! What supposed to be a one-day social gathering has turned out to be a month-long yuletide celebration. Oops, make that four -ber months! This is the time when we wait for our favorite guardian Jack Frost to randomly sweep snowflakes unto our busy roads (how I wish). And even our Spanish amigos are sending their Feliz Navidad holiday greetings. Coz’ one thing’s for sure, baby: SANTA CLAUS IS COMING TO TOWN!
WHAT I’M WEARING: Light Blue Button Down (Penshoppe), Nerdy Glasses (Ray Ban) Black Blazer and Santa Claus boxer shorts.
Okay, so I have successfully turned our miniature room into a little studio. Bought 4 meters of green cloth and searched for 8 thumbtacks to assemble the whole thing. Further convinced my Lil’ brother, Abing, to take the photos (which he gladly and surprisingly did). Awesome persuasion skills I got there!
Kinda had a trivial problem figuring out the whole outfit. My closet’s in Iligan and I only bought an insufficient number of clothes with me, enough to last for the holidays (which explains the lack of style and ensemble)! So, no hate! Spread the love instead! HAHA.
That’s my 10-year-old camera from Mom out there! Doesn’t work though. Never got the chance to use it (like, ever). Sucks!
Those Santa Claus boxer shorts.. ohh la la, they’re lovely. And got another aim today: to also train my other brother in photography! HAHA. He’s got the skills (but unlike Nico), he lacks the passion! Will figure out what to do with him next week. Happy holidays, everyone!
After years of searching for the probable truth behind the Mayan prediction, the startling (and seemingly stupid, I think) question "Is the world gonna end?" has finally put to a halt. Numerous theories have risen, and frightening explanations have been made on the anticipated Armageddon. Today is the day that we got to prove those theories wrong. It’s December 21, 2012: and I am still alive!
Black Airwalk sneakers from my Little Bro, Nico, who happen to be my photographer in this fashion installation. He totally did exceed my expectations. For an absolute newbie (and a too-cool-for-school teenager), he knows how to take a good shot! Pure talent, baby.
Awesome wings + Herculean rings bought for a very low price.
I am planning to personally train my brother in photography. Not just for my lookbook entries but for his benefit too. Who knows he might want to pursue it after college. No one knows for sure. I can definitely see a huge potential in him! This kind of talent really needs harnessing. Besides, a good student needs a good teacher, right?
Three days before Christmas: there is no other place like home! Last night, we prayed the rosary for my uncle’s speedy recovery, and the feeling of praying together was an infinite delight. I am surely looking forward to more rosary sessions with my family. I really wish Mom was here though. We miss her so much! Merry Christmas, in advance!
December 17, 2012. A year of seemingly lingering recovery and psychological restoration had passed, but remnants of the unforeseen catastrophe nicknamed Sendong that took thousands of lives in Mindanao are still evident. I am a living witness of the abominable tragedy! It’s not that I was directly affected by the storm. I was more than lucky not to experience the calamity myself, but more clearly, I wasn’t spared from the slow crushing agony of seeing people weep in pain because they lost their homes and families. So in commemoration, here’s a tribute to the Sendong victims!
Here’s the same “One For Iligan” shirt I acquired a year ago!
In actuality, I was completely out of shirts to wear (by out, I mean, scarcity of new shirts) and I was staring wholeheartedly at my closet for quite a time realizing the possibility that I might get late in my Statistics prelim exam if I didn’t decide fast! Intuition (or just a keen eye for fashion) helped me reach a decision: so I chose the black shirt in recognition to Sendong, hurriedly grabbed my Penshoppe jacket and ran to school on full speed.
The exam was beyond simple (thank God!) but due to the verifiable truth that I always skip lunch, I was starving after the exam. Kinda asked Legine, who happens to be starving too — more like all the time, HAHA, to take a photo of me wearing the shirt, so the random photo shoot follows! With the rest of the b*tches, we then went to Jolibee and talked about Sendong and some utterly serious stuff!
Spare me the YOLO lecture, I have seen some of the the deplorable death-by-accident movies. To state the obvious, I have been extremely idle for quite a time now. And by idle, I mean, "… the term which generally refers to a lack of motion and/or energy", as how wikipedia would put it. Coz’ even really passionate bloggers have their timely (restorative) hiatus, right?
WHAT I’M WEARING: Violet Top (Peacebird), Plaid Bowtie (Blooming Handkerchiefs) Red Watch (Ice Watch), Khaki Short Pants (Penshoppe), Tribal Bracelets (SM Accessories) and Blue Shoes (Robertson’s). Hype this on lookbook here.
On the grounds of my prodigious fascination to TVD’s episode "My Brother’s Keeper", I have actually contrived a Mystic Falls inspired fashion shoot. Like, a very literal Mystic Falls fashion shoot! HAHA! Now what can make a random pictorial session more accomplished than presenting my newest bowtie item? Wanky.
Along with my Econ B*tches, my keenly framed sojourn to Kapatagan for Danahlyn’s debut party was noteworthy. As much as I adored the picture-perfect scenery, the Cathedral Falls is definitely one-of-a-kind. If I may say, my pictures didn’t do justice to this magical, majestic (and mystic, so to speak) falls!
The gleaming sunlight radiated the copper-ness of my hair.
Ultimately, this day has been notably meaningful for a number of specific reasons: (1) the dili-ni-inyo-balay bus experience; (2) the Badjao inspirational talk (subject for potential future short films); (3) Legine’s amazing (and most of the time disastrous) contingency plans; (4) on-the-spot debut hosting; and (5) bloodcurdling, random van knock while passing a cemetery. LOL. Love my Econ B*tches! Period.
I have been a little active and diligent this week. More like busy, if you ask me. Thanks to my never-ending list of secretarial duties, random internet readings and, well, future semi-political plans. (Ssshhh, HAHA) Seriously?What happened to my “2 looks per week” commitment on LOOKBOOK.NU? Urgh. I’m failing … but at least I’m keeping up!
WHAT I’M WEARING: Plaid Top (Bang Bang), Red Watch (Ice Watch), Brown Skinny Jeans (Thrifted), Tribal Bracelets (SM Accessories) and Boots (Magnum). Hype this on lookbook here.
Awesome red watch from Ice Watches for an amazingly low price!
Found this plaid top in my home closet. I forgot I even had it, and took the chance to bring it back to Iligan for some re-sizing. Ta-da! I’ve always had that intuition for what’s good and what’s not. Glad this one’s on the what’s good catalog. Too much for a visionary, eh?
And yes, people. For the love of Hayley Williams (Paramore), I dyed my hair with copper. I never had any hair color to date, aside from black: this was definitely one of the take-the-risk-for-fashion-sake case in point. Great thing I look good on copper!
Grabbed my Magnum Boots for this one. I initially planned to have a jump shot for this installation, but failed, because for the record, the boot’s unusually heavy. But you know what they say, "The show must go on!" Here’s the destined aftermath of trying too hard! Ciao.
Reality check: semestral break is officially over and school fever is finally back … on full heat! Probably most of us — if not all — are still in an intellectual stupor (undeniably raising my right hand up here); the sight of our teachers doodling random stuff on the board still makes us squeamish. I admit that I kind of struggled with getting my head back on the game last semester, which highly distressed my overall GPA. But worry not; this fresh start marks my pledge of doing my best in attaining a bunch of future targets, both academic and social.
Loads of tribal bracelets all from SM Accessories.
Got this wild boar white shirt on an Artwork sale. I actually love their collection of white tees! They have a wide set of creative designs ranging from a-dork-able human faces, animal totems and relatable phrases.
"Smize, you’re fierce!" as Tyra Banks would call it. I am working on mastering the angles of my face, and was trying to go out of the box by trying new expressions. How’s this for a head-start?
On top of everything, I really want to build a name in the fashion industry. I used to be undecided in my career aspirations and I wasn’t accurately sure of anything, until now. For what it’s worth (and kindly keep up with me on this), I will work my ass off til’ I can finally become a fashion icon for some people. After all, we dress to inspire and not to impress, right?
In a world overrun by gorehounds, art freaks and die-hard fans of the state of the art, freedom of expression has been a fundamental feat. As a fashion model in-the-making, I simply adore the artsy concepts of fashion photo shoots. I had to admit my LOOKBOOK passion is mounting this year: gradually adding the big EXTRA word to my definition of ordinary. Talk about classy and sassy!
WHAT I’M WEARING: Black Blazer, Black Button-Down and Boots (Thrifted), Slim Fit Black Jeans (Penshoppe), various accessories: the morbid skull tie, skull wristband and three finger ring (Thrifted). Hype this on lookbook here.
This fashion installation was my official entry to SPOOKBOOK.NU. My bff Letty got to ask me (a year ago) to do a Rick Genest look, and I honestly do not have any idea who he was by that time. It took me a week after to find out that he was that skull guy in the Born This Way MV. (We certainly all have our own fair share of I’m-such-a-loser-for-not-knowing-it experiences, this was definitely mine!)
We never got the chance to do the shoot last year due to time and distance constraints. And then semestral break came, and we’ve decided to finish what we’ve started by re-creating the whole idea and figure the whole thing together. Now, to state the obvious, we’ve fortunately fabricated an avant garde, magazine-type LOOKBOOK photo shoot: a rarity for me.
Hugely inspired by Rico, The Zombie Boy, Letty made use of concealers, eyebrows, paint brushes and poster paints for the face. And then with her unfailing words of advice, the wardrobe was all mine! I have always been intensely fascinated with the human anatomy, all things B&W, and the morbid stuff — evidently, this was a mishmash of my fancy sinister obsession.
I was completely unaware that the art on Rick’s body were tattoos (That freakin’ hurts!), though, I sort of guessed! If my spotty memory served me well, I have delved into his website for like a thousand times already. West East Mag's editorial fairly stated that, "His shocking exterior is an expression of his inner struggle between good versus evil, life and death, anarchy against authority."
And then here comes SPOOKBOOK.NU Halloween Costume Contest. I couldn’t have think of any other gear to immortalize my concept of Halloween: "I just need to do Rick Genest!"
Big thanks to Letty! Hope I did justice to the look coz’ without a doubt, there’s no way of denying that I am decidedly a Rick Genest fan!
So, I was tediously left with post-novel visualizations after reading “The Lying Game” by Sara Shepard. A week ago, I was sitting still on a moving bus picturing the list of things I am about to do in my three-week-long semestral break: in which “book reading” was not on it. The minute I landed home, I immediately detected the book — the synopsis enticing me to read further.
The PLL author surely did an astounding job in creating a new thriller series. Wickedly written in the perspective of a ghost, the series would leave readers wanting for more. Without delay, and due to distance margins (Ex. I am light years away from NBS), I asked my brother to scrounge a copy of “Never Have I Ever” from his classmate (random thanks to its owner).
I have read Book 2’s acknowledgement and discovered that there’s a TV series with the same name going on. Tried to google it, and found out that it started last year. What’s more satisfying than finishing the book series, then immediately proceed to “The Lying Game” TV series marathon? Damn hella excited!
I don’t get to keep my blog up to date: I probably only have the weekend to post some stuff here. Perhaps a major reason behind my sluggish updates is my overwhelming schedule packed with scholastic crap, MV shoots, dance practices and the like. Busy is the word, people! This week has been really, really hectic.
WHAT I’M WEARING: Plain Orange Sweater, Dark Brown Skinny Jeans, Diamond Timepiece, Black Bagpack and White Skate Shoes (Supra). Hype this on lookbook here.
I somehow bristle at the thought of wearing towering dance shoes in a day-to-day basis (that awkward feeling when people stare at you head-to-foot-ically, if you know what I mean). For one, I only wear them in dance rehearsals and big, classy production numbers. But I have always been used to countless scrutiny from random strangers. So, no biggie!
Now that I subscribe monthly to various magazines like Garage, Preview and Cosmopolitan, keeping them organized (and dirt-free, apparently) has been a personal responsibility. Stock boxes are certainly a must-have!
Truth is, I have always envied places with chilly weathers. They basically can wear anything that they want, from fancy overcoats to lovely, stylish sweaters without having to worry about excessive sweating.
The year has finally reached its 3/4th mark. I probably would want to spend the remaining -ber months wearing dance shoes after seeing its exquisiteness in this fashion installation.
Like most romantics, I am unmistakably a passionate junkie for Shakespearean tour de force. As you need more reasons to initiate a love club: fall in love with pink roses and bowties with red blazers. Looks like somebody’s going to swoop for our little Romeo here! Hold up, readers . . coz’ this fashion installation is hugely dedicated to Mr. William himself!
WHAT I’M WEARING: Red “Midnight Romeo” Blazer, Light Red Button Down (All American Sunny Woods), Slim Fit Black Jeans (Penshoppe), and boots. Hype this on lookbook here.
With a little inevitable progress, I am planning to expand my bowtie collection this month. I only have a week or so before the semestral break, which accurately means, “Hello Gingoog!” in a couple of days. I just love bowties. I mean, like, who doesn’t? They’re classy, sophisticated and fashionable. I definitely yearn for a collection expansion.
So I chose a pink rose (rather than a red one) for this shoot for the reason that I fancy pink stuff. Posted a fun post last month about my pink obsession. (Read the post: Bcoz’ I Love Pink) Even so, I am largely considering the idea of having an all-pink outfit post for lookbook someday!
This close-up photo immensely reminds me of the balcony scene. HAHA! We once had a dramatic duo in our English class back in high school (Look who’s nostalgic!) Somehow, in my tangled state of mind, I have imagined Romeo to be stylish, but still heftily fit in a way.
To officially conclude this modish installation, let me impart a quote from Mike of Monsters, Inc.: "You know, I am so romantic. Sometimes I think I should just marry myself. " No Fear, Shakespeare!
J-Zoners, unite! As enthusiasm flips the page from TGIFs to rickety funfests , it’s definitely time to read up on what’s in the next chapter: games and beaches, baby! Surprisingly, I was chosen as the official photographer of this bouncy social affair. Who wouldn’t say no for an answer, let alone if it could add some spark into your otherwise monotone fashion life?
The JZONE Funfest of the Christ’s Commission Fellowship started with a blast! Incredibly ensued in Don Arc Beach Resort, Initao, Misamis Oriental, the event initiated with the formation of four vigorous teams: Red-Nosed Reindeer, Ang-Green Birds, Blue Bear and Yellow Cobra.
With Ms. CBAA, Jennylyn, of the Ang-Green Birds.
I was evidently trying to impress Jeniebeth Ann with my photography bent. Good thing I was on the mood to take pictures! Classy.
I sort of had a collection of blurred pictures on the actual volleyball match, so I kind of filtered my photos. But behind a good volleyball game are good players. And a good arbitrator, don’t you think? HAHA!
I failed to eat my breakfast due to time constraints so I decided to grab some snickers instead. This totally made me ravenous!
Amazing volleyball players from my team.
Minutes before the “Longest Line” game. Boys were highly encouraged to join since they can freely take their shirts off. And yes, people! I am accurately ready to get naked. (Kidding) HAHAHA!
I seriously need to have some workout. I’m as slender as a bamboo!
Candid moments with Jen and Ann after the Tug of War.
Jemar is doing his closed-eyes thingy again. I am not quite sure if it’s by intention or by chance but he does always end in closed eyes every freakin’ time we take a good picture. I need answers, Jem! Why? HAHA!
Ang-Green Bird member on his RAWR-inducing look.
Looks like Mr. EE’s really good in announcing.
That’s one charming smile from the bubbly, Ate Ching.
The leader of the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Chong, caught in the act trying to clarify the rules of the next game.
PAPARAPA! PULA! (Red-Nosed Reindeer)
The “Food Eating Contest” was indeed the toughest. Ranging from boiled eggs, to amplaya soup (Eeeew) and a whole plate of luscious spaghetti, team players really need to have the fighting spirit . . and a good appetite.
Couldn’t help but stare at this beautiful young lady the whole Food Contest time. She is so skeptically familiar that I just had to ask for her name. Turned out she’s the girlfriend of my highschool batch mate, which literally translates into us having the same hometown. That’s why she’s so familiar all along!
Hello, tumblrverse! Hankering for an out-of-the-ordinary random ramble? Well, lemme take you to somewhere outdoorsy in this “Economics” inspired casual outfit (for the love of Econ) and fashion sequence like no other! Amusing and inspiring dedication, don’t you think?
WHAT I’M WEARING: Blue Cardigan and Bagpack (Penshoppe), White E-Consciousness Tee (The JES), Dark Brown Skinny Jeans and the usual boots. Hype this on lookbook here.
"Our mission is to provide economic consciousness through dynamic activities that will mold students into becoming quality and globally competitive individuals and serve as catalysts that will generate change to further establish diplomatic relationships among Economics societies."
It has been a mantra now, especially for us, officers of the Junior Economics Society (JES), to successfully make this year a turning point to promote economic consciousness. One philanthropic intention why we want to forward this movement is that we desire to bridge the gap between economics practice and theory. Definitely a kickass way to have some fun while supporting a great cause!
First look this September is highly inspired by the Pink Nation. The PALAKASAN Fever is slowly diminishing, and I am, bit by bit, morphing back into my dorky student form, packed with all these academic crap and imminent midterm exams! *random sigh here*
WHAT I’M WEARING: Pink Sweater (P.I.N.E.), Dark Brown Skinny Pants, Red Watch (Swatch), Diamond Clock Necklace and fashion boots (Thrifted). Hype this on lookbook here.
This installation was simultaneously taken with The Blues Clues and Black Jesus, Amen Fashion (if you’re following my lookbook account). Fact is, I am gradually turning into this lazy, sluggish fashion snail who wretchedly plans his hectic To-Do-List at the eleventh hour. Tsk!
One of favorite fashion ornaments of all time. I’ve been wearing this diamond clock necklace for like 60% of the time (if I’m not wearing my school I.D.) for it looks so posh and classy! The plain pink sweater surely did accentuated its refined details.
I am definitely working on my future now. I’ve been reading various fashion magazines in the hope of becoming an editor-in-chief of a men’s style magazine someday. Made an oath to build my lookbook profile too. Hello, September. Pour some blessings, baby!
The very long weekend has finally come to an end. I actually had a pretty rough time figuring out how to spend four entire days alone. Well, holidays are not really that F.U.N., especially when your closest of friends went home for family gatherings. A recipe for boredom, don’t you think?
SPOTTED: A monster in my broken mirror. Scareeyy! HAHA. Be afraid, he can probably eat you alive. (P.S. Used a lot of energy for this pic, LOL)
Wasted my weekend cleaning my room. But I guess it was all worth it. I finally have a space for my toy collection. Wicked!
Still a nerd, always and forever! Long live, dorks! (Wearing my “DON’T QUIT: Every difficulty is an opportunity in disguise!” white shirt).
Have you met the mighty Genki (left) and the the beautiful Matilda (right)? Not yet? Got them to marry each other a few months back. Bought Genki in Japan and decided to make him Matilda’s significant other. HAHA!
Didn’t really have the time to read books now. I couldn’t even fit an hour of continuous reading session in my schedule. Talk about being busy!
Was wearing my white socks the entire general cleaning time. LOL
Here’s a beautiful 3-minute hourglass I bought in Japan.
Looking forward to a busy week. Macroeconomics midterm exam on Thursday and I sill haven’t read a thing. Guess I’ll have to rely on my stock knowledge (and probably common sense).
Vigorous dance practices are also a highlight this week. The Night of Dances’ fast approaching, I surely need a comfy bed to compensate my exhaustion. So I decided to have a pink bed sheet for a month. Pretty relaxing. HAHA! You’re probably asking yourself why? Simple. Bcoz I love pink!
Got so lucky today. Did my usual lookbook thing with Johanna, and dined in a local restaurant called Pizzarella Bistro. Ordered a Chicken Ala Queen on their menu, and decided to hopefully create a food post on my blog after. Took photos of their Frulatto Latte too, manager saw it, and asked me if he can view the picture. Now guess what happened next!?
WHAT I’M WEARING: Blue Button Down (Memo), Dark Violet Skinny Pants (Gloria Vanderbilt), and my favorite boots. Hype this on lookbook here.
I showed him the image of the latte and he was so amazed at my, *insert cough here*, photography skill (that’s flattering, I know). He further asked me if I can take pictures of some of their food specialties, and if he is satisfied with the results, he would give the food to us for free.
I ended up eating Bolognese, Carbonara, Pizzarella Burger, and Panino paired with their Red Fusion cocktail drink and Frulatto Cookies and Cream for free. HAHA! (He also gave us two amazing pizza specials: Pizzarella Special and Pepperoni). Totally luscious! I will be posting my Pizzarella food experience this week! Stay tuned.
Hello kick-ass TUMBLR readers! Prince J is finally back after a tremendously eventful two-month hiatus. I admit I have been a little sluggish in updating my blog — promptly because I had a flood of increasingly overwhelming demands. But I have a great comeback post for y’all — PBB’s eye-candy and heartthrob Francis ‘Bing’ Boyce, spotted in Naawan, Misamis Oriental.
On top of being smoking hot, this rising young star also uses his fame for a good cause. Bing stands as a proxy for his brother Ryan in being DepEd’s ambassador for environmental preservation. So much for sweet bromance!
The most recent Pinoy Big Brother housemate (Ryan Boyce) and houseplayer (Bing Boyce), along with singer and songwriter Genesis Jane Ryan traveled around Misamis Oriental urging teenagers to set as a good example to the youth.
With Sir Joey G. Pelaez of the Department of Education. Giving importance to the condition of the environment is Sir Joey’s personal mantra! Amazing.
The viewers startlingly asked Bing to take off his plaid polo and (perhaps) give it to a random someone. Guess who just got lucky? HAHA!
Without a doubt, Bing’s charming brown eyes and genuine smile will tell you that he’s definitely a no snob. More power, Bing! We love you.
Nothing else spells excitement quite like a dance contest. Aside from making you initially paralyzed by a bunch of powerful dance stunts, it simply plucks you out from the torturing state of boredom. Here’s our ABDC wannabe, ladies and gentlemen. All sweltering in scorching fire!
That’s my bestfriend, Johanna Lou. The very person who invited us in this event. Will absolutely go back next year. Enough being said, that leaves her with no choice. HAHA!
She definitely looks like Arnel Pineda (left). Right, Madam L?
Who wouldn’t miss the popular Teach Me How to Dougie?
The group who brought home the bacon! Amazing stunts and powerful dance moves! And the fact that they are from Lanao. Amazing!
My lame attempt at drum rolls! (HAHA. At least I tried!)
Juna Bethel’s twin sister (left). Don’t they look exactly alike?
As a dance enthusiast myself, I can fairly assert that these crews got real talent. (And loads of charm, if I may say). Here I am, gravely missing dancing and hopefully promising to create a hip hop routine this summer to satisfy my overwhelming jealousy! Wish me luck.
A brilliant man once said that “practice makes perfect”. And just because I happen to sporadically adore travel and photography, I have personally asked my mom to let me go to Iligan after Jen spilled the Photography 101 info. So here’s my attempt at doing some “constant practice”. Buckle your seatbelts, amateur photographers! Coz’ this is where amateurism and professionalism spells a big difference.
Lasted for about 4 hours, Photography 101 was about the basics. It was hosted by the Iligan Bloggers’ Society(IBS), in commemoration of the month of May being hailed as Iligan Bloggers’ Month.
(This is just a dynamic head-start for me, isn’t it?)
The IBS did a spectacular job in signing up the remarkable Bobby Timonera as the resource person. Additionally, Sir Bobby also did an impressive approach in coaching photography novices the three basic camera controls: Focusing, Aperture and Shutter Speed.
The rest follows: topics ranging from exposure, histogram, flash photography, ISO, metering, exposure modes and what specific lenses to use in varying situations. (Photo of me above by Revie)
As a photojournalist himself, Sir Bobby conveyed his expertise by showing his works. The photos were masterpieces (yes, they are), and his counsel surely did pave a way to great visions for these amateurs. (Now I’m a thousand percent sure! Without a doubt, I am pursuing photography.)
"Do not use full manual mode in all your shooting activities for you will miss the subject or the moments you need to capture." That’s a first-class advice to remember, Sir Bobby!
With the president of IBS, the ever bubbly Ate Xyza (right), and of course with Sir Bobby (left) after the seminar! Dope.
(Photo by Pat Noel) So to all aspiring (or frustrated) photographers out there: experiment, experiment! “There is no added cost in digital photography, just extra effort needed.” ― BOBBY TIMONERA
Howdy folks! What’s up? Well, subsequent to my larger-than-life Japan excursion and my bummer (but still amusing) Camiguin jaunt, I opted to continue my annual Naawan visit. Took the usual five-hour bus trip, ate Tasty Rice for dinner (in a moving bus), and listened to Lady Gaga's greatness while watching the epic Eragon at the same time. So much for multi-tasking!
Got there by 9PM, terribly dog-tired. The show has started, so I had to dig my way through the excited crowd.
Pista sa Nayon is divided into two categories: the (1) Folk Dance and the (2) Variety Show competition, an affair where all barangays of Naawan, Misamis Oriental will battle for greatness.
Saw my bestfriend Johanna dance for the first time! Totally didn’t see this one coming. (Cut loose, footloose, kick off the Sunday shoes. . . urgh, LSS.)
Wait, I thought "The King of Rock and Roll" died in 1977? Well, hello there, Elvis! Good to see you. HAHA.
The famous "Pasayawa Ko Day" by Max Surban.
Here’s the Performing Arts Guild of MSU-Naawan Campus. Splendid!
Wonderful vocal blending of the Chorale Society of MSU-Naawan.
The Performing Arts Guild presented a series of Filipino Folk Dances. I was really amazed at each dancer’s verve while performing. Kept me smiling! To start with, here’s the well-known Tinikling.
Two daredevils doing the perilous Sayaw sa Bangko.
Three teenage men wearing their coconut husk costumes in Maglalatik.
The most entertaining portion of the program, I suppose. This is the part where each dancer will pick a random someone from the audience to dance with them. Too bad I have my camera with me! HAHAHA.
This kind of social occasion is certainly a great way for me to sharpen my flair in photography. Without a doubt, covering every cherished memory is absolutely a photographer’s endeavor.
Happy hunger games, everyone! And yes, the infection already hit me. Due to my overwhelming obsession with Suzanne Collins’ The Hunger Games trilogy, I might as well blog my exhilarating THG big screen experience. Feel free to indulge yourself to this worldwide phenomenon and join the army of unpromising romantics.
Movie poster, of course. I wouldn’t let a chance to take a pic with this one slip again, especially now that I have my own friggin’ Canon EOS 600D camera (I will be blogging about my new toy some time so stay tuned).
So to start with, here’s an attractively crazy picture of yours truly with the movie poster. Do I look too fanatical here? You bet.
And here’s my best friend in her Katniss Everdeen-ish slash I’m-sexy-and-I-know-it pose. That weapon in her back was my tripod, btw.
Epic fan pictures for the highly absorbed fanatics. Still in cinemas nationwide! (The world will be watching.) HAHA!
I didn’t fully like the movie though. I do admit the characters are way too awesome and the plot is really gripping, but I somehow despise the poor musical editing. I personally think that the movie’s too silent for a survival type. Nevertheless, I would give an 8 out of 10 for this one. Thank you for reading, and may the odds be ever in your favor.
Buzz kill! I can fairly say now that my profound admiration to basic white tees are at a highly advanced level. Hahaha! I posted this look a month ago in lookbook.nu,(and yeah, that was totally a month ago) LOL and this was taken simultaneously with the Red Jumpsuit Apparatus installation. Browsing time!
WHAT I’M WEARING: Brown Trendy Blazer (Babara), White Skeleton Shirt (New Portside), Slim Fit Black Jeans (Penshoppe), Skull Necklace. Hype this on lookbook here.
I know I am just a freelance model. And my facial expressions are terribly alike in every angle. So don’t argue! Coz somehow, I know that my modeling and sartorial artistry, at some point, can be and is susceptible to change! Hahaha.
I actually blogged this look for the reason that I exceedingly support the Postura Project, a 30-day challenge to wear something Filipino everyday. Sounds classy, right? This project is the coolest. Pinoy pride!
I bought this white Portside skeleton tee at Robinsons Department Store, at a price of, WAIT FOR IT, Php. 119.00. For a dashing and swanky shirt such as this one, a hundred pesos is really worth it. Talk about sealing the deal!
And this skull necklace, I bought it on sale, locally at Trendline, popularly priced at Php 45.00. Here’s to me and my frisky dedication to low-priced stuff.
I suppose this one ends here. Still, I’m greatly hoping to post another ‘Postura Project’ look this week. Hopefully. Comments are supremely appreciated! Kbye!
Okay. I know it’s too late. But before you react, lemme explain first. Due to some unexpected time differences, like how January 23 is so last month ago (and I might as well add the fact that I feel so lazy blogging all the recent pictorials that I had), I decided to call this installation “The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus" instead. Lol.
WHAT I’M WEARING: Water Dragon Red Suit, Slim Fit Black Jeans (Penshoppe), Black Rosary, my usual red wristwatch and Combat Boots. Hype this on lookbook here.
Withholding the presence of the The John Lennon Tribute, I can pretty much say that this is the first "official" collaboration of Ate Konz and me. We went to the mall’s parking lot and I was really distracted by the stares of the people passing. Talk about being a freelance model!
It took me awhile to edit this picture above. I had to erase lots and lots of unnecessary details in the background. My photoshop skills a bit highly improved too. Here’s my brag rights, genuinely active! Haha.
With our dreams as our constant inspiration, and equipped with our passion and skills, nothing’s gonna stop us from doing what we want and reaching our dreams. How’s that?