Patterns and more funky patterns!

Don’t you just hate it that when you’re (financially) broke, it’s also the time when you’re in places where you suddenly find the things that you want to buy like in the mall? I do. I really, really do.

I did some splurging yesterday morning at the mall. :( Armed with less than a thousand pesos and a strict to-do list for my visit there and a mindset that I will not purchase anything except for food. 3 hours later, I came home carrying a shopping bag from the mall’s department store.

I suck. I have no self-discipline when it comes to shopping. Heck, I’m saving for a lot of stuff such as a 55-250mm lens, a blu-ray DVD player, books, proper clothes (by that I mean lady clothes, not the usual graphic tshirts that I need to stop wasting my money on). As the months of (still) being unemployed grow longer, the faster my money is starting to be spent on things. 😐

But who can resist these, um, what are these type of shoes called again?

They’re so pretty. I passed by the rack where they were displayed on my way out of the department store and I just had to take a second look. The first thing I usually do when I see anything I like is to look at the price tag, and to my surprise it’s less than $10! I had just enough money to get two pairs, and here they are!Read more…

Evanescence & Bush concert

Out of all the concerts I’ve attended in the past couple of months (my last one being the Incubus concert, and that was the cherry on top of my life until this one!), this is the most spontaneous one yet. So, buckle up and brace yourselves for another loooong post about this exciting concert! πŸ˜›

Bush live in Manila 2012 (for the 2nd time!)

Bush opening for Evanescence in their Manila concert

Evanescence live in Manila 2012



I woke up really early for this because I thought that if I were there early, I would at least get a glimpse of Amy Lee before she leaves the hotel to go to the nearby mall (SM Megamall) for the M&G with selected people. See, I had planned in advance for this moment! Apparently, I failed to get a glimpse of her and I felt that I had wasted 3 hours for nothing. My friends came in a little bit later in the hotel but for a different reason: to meet Gavin Rossdale of Bush (a 90s band). They succeeded at doing that, and well, it was a pleasure to meet another rockstar so I jumped in and joined for a photo-op. I feel a little out of place because I wasn’t too familiar with their music and this guy, yet.

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Its Showtime!

Kisty, a friend whom I met around the blogosphere years ago (back at the time when tumblr didn’t exist.. that’s how long!), was in town for a week (I think) and part of her agenda was to meet with her friends. We met last Thursday, along with otherΒ Erika and Cariza, and she brought us together to watch live this variety show in ABSCBN called Showtime.

Like any other person who wants to see celebrities in the flesh and meet them, I was stoked when Kisty invited me. This was on the same week as the Evanescence concert, so my week was fully booked already!

Fast forward to finally arriving at ABSCBN, we were told to go in line, then they gave us these mini numbered placards and they handed chips to Kisty and some of us. I think it’s for the game portion of the show. I didn’t take one because I didn’t want to participate. :))


Once we’re in the studio, I saw that it’s really small and rather cramped compared to the TV. Ah, the magic of wide angle lens!! Surreal, yes, and a little bizarre. I saw the section where the “Hurados” sat during the performance part of two groups in every episode. It was tiny. 😐 The stage seemed small, as well.Read more…

Lucy Hale for Bench OJ Americana


Last Saturday, Bench held a fashion show event-slash-fan conference at the SMX Convention Center (the building just beside SM Mall of Asia) that would feature a new line called OJ Americana which Lucy Hale, the new addition to the growing list of Bench international endorsers, is the ambassador. First was the fashion show featuring these lovely models sporting the new OJ Americana denims and the second part was Lucy Hale coming out to answer questions, interact and have fun with the audience (especially the chosen ones who got a photo-op with her).


The event was pretty much an invite-only, and most of the audience, if they’re not with the media or the VIPs, are the winners from Bench’s Twitter or Facebook contests. I got in the event because I was one of the lucky Facebook users whose entry got validated. With me was my schoolmate/blogger friend Cerisse, she got in for winning their Twitter contest. πŸ˜‰


Upon entering the venue, I was expecting to see a massive line, or some kind of riot. Imagine my shock (not really visible when I was there though, haha!) when I saw an empty entrance and very calm people manning the entrance area. By this time, we weren’t expecting good seats or view because we’re so late; we would probably end up at the very back and not get a clear view of anyone who will come out later. Luckily being in the back is alright because we were closer to the stage, only this was convenient during the fashion show cuz Lucy Hale wouldn’t go to our side when she came out. :( No matter! My lens came to the rescue. Thank goodness for my stalker lens, haha! Cerisse’s shots were better, though. Hers had better range. πŸ˜‰Read more…