Friday, July 30, 2010


Nothing like a bunch of people willing to volunteer to help the Department of Tourism (DOT) in promoting Philippine tourism. Thanks to Carlos Celdran for sparking interest in the matter. Now, Team Manila and many others are stepping up to the plate in making their contribution in helping tourism efforts.

I definitely want to do my part as well, and posting these posters by Team Manila is a start.

A poster inspired by Carlos Celdran and his Old Manila Walk tours.
I'm definitely taking that tour in my next visit to Manila.

I've never been, but I hear it's breathtaking.
The Chocolate Hills are made up of 1,776 hills covered with green grass. 
I want to see it for myself. I suggest you do too.

Sulu Sea contains a number of islands, and is home to Tubbataha Reef National Marine Park - which is one of the World Heritage Sites.

Approximately an hour away from Manila is a town where you'll find Taal Volcano. I grew up frequently visiting Tagaytay, a town overlooking the volcano. It is a spectacular sight to see.

They even made one for my hometown!
Hinulugang Taktak is definitely worth a visit. 
Visit the Antipolo Cathedral while you're in town.

Do you have a blog? A Facebook account? Twitter? Post these posters, or better yet write about your favorite place in the Philippines. And while you're at it, follow @carlosceldran, @teammanila, and @entengromano on Twitter and suggest ways to help promote tourism in the Philippines.

is he or is she?

I've always been drawn to the androgynous look. This picture best captures the look I like.

[Photo from The Sartorialist]

Thursday, July 29, 2010

amanda wakeley hit the spot

I am head over heels in love with Amanda Wakeley's exquisite bridal gowns.

By now, you should know that I am a real sucker for flowy, airy, ethereal gowns. And Amanda Wakeley, definitely hit the spot for me. You can find more of her lovely creations here.

[Photos from Amanda Wakeley]

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

bored to death is never a bore

Have you guys heard of Bored to Death? Last weekend, D and I had a Bored to Death marathon, and I am hooked! And can I just say, I love you Jason Schwartzman. But probably not as much as I love Mr. Galifianakis!

I am so psyched it got picked up for a second season. Because, really, the 8 episodes for season 1 were not enough. I want more of this brilliant TV series!

[Photo from IMDb]

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

baby dreams

Recently chanced upon Mila's Daydreams, a blog of a talented mom by the name of Adele who took on a new hobby while on maternity leave - that is to take pictures of her baby sleeping and imagining what her little one is dreaming about.

This is just too cute to pass up. Too cute, I say!


 Imaginary Friend

Surfer Girl

Wanna see more? Click here

[Photos from Mila's Daydreams]

Monday, July 26, 2010

crisp white goodness

Nothing like a crisp white suit to make you look sharp and ready to take on the world. Perfect for Mondays, don't you think?

[Photo from Haute Design and The Sartorialist]

Sunday, July 25, 2010

the impossible cool is too cool

Pleasantly came across The Impossible Cool, a blog dedicated to posting fascinating photos of equally fascinating personalities.







I've spent a good amount of the day just browsing through photos. Yeah, this blog will have that effect on you. Definitely worth following.

[Photos from The Impossible Cool]

Saturday, July 24, 2010

a pile of books

I love books - reading them, collecting them, and displaying them on bookshelves. But this? This is just... [insert a feeling of mixed reverence and respect and wonder].

  Jonathan Callan, I am at a loss for words.

[Photos from style/SWOON]

Friday, July 23, 2010

princess and the pea shoot

Lookie! A gorgeous Princess and the Pea themed wedding shoot that I spotted over at 100 Layer Cake.

More prettiness here.

[Photo from 100 Layer Cake]

Thursday, July 22, 2010

harinezumi i want

I don't have a digital camera. I refuse to get one. In fact, D has offered to get me one for Christmas last year but I vehemently opposed the idea. Thanks, but no thanks. I would like to stick to analog film, thankyouverymuch.

But the Digital Harinezumi made me think twice, especially with the release of the Digittal Harinezumi 2 with audio capabilities. I think what really drew me in is the fact that I can still enjoy the imperfections of the blurry and out of focus shots, but at the same time enjoy the convenience of being able to upload it asap as opposed to waiting weeks, or in my case months, to finish a roll of film.

 It's teeny tiny!
[Photo from]

What's more, the Digital Harinezumi enables users to shoot videos! I am head over heels in love with this feature and just thinking of all the flimsy, shaky videos I can take with it makes me want to squeal with the distinctive exhilaration of a 15-year-old Justin Bieber fan.

I can watch Harinezumi videos all day. In fact, D and I pleasantly wasted our whole morning watching a bunch of them. Here's one video that I luuuurve:

Digital Harinezumi 2 from 2122748828 on Vimeo.

There's more here. Oh and here.

When I get one, and I WILL SOON, I will name it Naoyumi, which is the name of the youngest and only daughter of my Japanese neighbor back in Manila.

I can't wait to get Naoyumi!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

behind beck where you'll find more storage. 
An excellent thrift store find! I wonder if I can find one with Bjork on it...

[Photo from Re-Nest]

Tuesday, July 20, 2010


Photo from Bohemian Musings

Photo from What I Wore

Photo from Garance Dore

Photo from The Sartorialist

I should wear hats more often. 
I think we all should, right?

Monday, July 19, 2010

shoes on the wall

Shoes are really meant to be displayed - hanging on the wall on beautiful painted molding, no less. Definitely a DIY project that every girl can and should do.

[Photo from Apartment Therapy]

Sunday, July 18, 2010

wipe it with your shirt

Looks like your run-of-the-mill white shirt, doesn't it? Think again. Meet the Wipe Shirt, a shirt with built-in microfiber cloth for cleaning just about anything.

your glasses, perhaps?

or your phone

How's that for form and function? Thank the geniuses from FIFT. Read more here.

[Photos from Mitsubai Tokyo]

Saturday, July 17, 2010

red hot and orange

I am loving the bold red-orange-lips look. But I'm not sure I can rock it. Anyhoo, here's a useful tip for red-orange lipstick hopefuls like me.

[Photo from The Sartorialist]

Friday, July 16, 2010

chocolatey and minty

Thanks to Bakerella, my mouth is watering for these sweets.

Dark Chocolate Mint Brownies

Flat Chocolate Mint Cookies

Actually, I want anything that have these in them.

Back home (in Manila), I used to bake quite a bit. Now if only we had an oven at home, I would bake these goodies everyday. Wanna know how to make these? Here's the recipe.

[Photos from Bakerella]

Thursday, July 15, 2010

little white dress

I posted this over at our wedding site to give our guests (the ladies, specifically) ideas of what to wear on our wedding day. But I love the little white dress look so much I thought of posting it here too.

These are the looks I've rounded up from my favorite style bloggers.

Sabrina of afterDRK

Erin of calivintage

Jessica of What I Wore

Christina of Second Skin Style

Taylor of Sterling Style

Isabelle of Bohemian Musings

Denni of chicmuse

I'd love to wear all white everyday if only I wasn't so much of a klutz. I consider myself lucky if I get through a day without staining a white top, dress, or pants. I thank the geniuses who invented bleach. 


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