Nov 29, 2009
We got lost because most of the buildings look the same (Spanish architecture) and people/students were everywhere so I kinda got dizzy seeing so much of them. Yes, i’m allergic to people and students in uniform.
My brother was thankful he was wearing running shoes coz he ran round the walled city like a lost cat in Ray Ban’s, while i had to struggle with my Paul Smith floral embroidered high cuts while strutting along the cobbled stone streets.
We arrived at our target destination – San Agustin Museum – where it houses religious relics of the 300 year Spanish occupation and luckily, we saw Carlos Celdran (best tour guide ever) so we joined the tour. And I got loads of insights from him!Yes, the museum tour was interesting but the part where we enjoyed most was when we were walking along Muralla street and students from the universities were staring at us while the wind is sweeping our hair and the sun shines on our noses! haha!
Nov 28, 2009
Last year Irena was up for the Nobel Peace Prize. She was not selected. Al Gore won - for a slide show on Global Warming.
Nov 26, 2009
Oo, mas madaling magbulag-bulagan at magbingi-bingihan sa mga nababalitaan nating karahasan sa Maguindanao. Mas mabuting mag aral na lang ng Finance or magplano ng susunod na inuman o mag-shopping. Natatakot rin akong malaman ang mga detalye dahil ayaw natin ang pait at hirap na kasama ng katotohanan.
Ngunit may puntong hindi mo na kayang salagin ang nakabibinging mga balita sa karahasan at kahayupang nangyayari sa atin.
Personally, nanghina ako ng nabasa ko ito:
"My wife’s private parts were slashed four times, after which they fired a bullet into it. They speared both of her eyes, shot both her breasts, cut off her feet, fired into her mouth. I could not begin to describe the manner by which they treated her.” — Buluan Vice Mayor Esmael Mangudadatu
"Naiiiyak ako sa mga nakikita ko sa balita. Mga inosenteng tao kinitilan ng buhay. Meron ba silang konsensya? Yung iba madaming anak na iniwan, sila na lang inaasahan ng pamilya. Di ba nila naisip yung kinabukasan ng mga anak ng mga pinatay nila? Paano na sila? Nagagalit ako. Wala silang mga puso. Walang mga kaluluha.Wala lang. May masabi lang."
Nov 23, 2009
Me: Aren't you more interested in what i'll say?
Dondie: Haha! No.
Me: Well if i had the money, i'll call Joey Samson/ Ivarluski Aseron and ask him to collaborate with Ang Kiukok for a neutral coat inspired by the Vintas of Davao. My shoes will be designed by my friend Will Valeriano which will look like a modern bandaged mummy feet.
It might not be United Nations, but this is it! cross your fingers and toes...
I'm happy to announce that before the year ends, i'll be going to a distant country known for its shopping district (yey!) to participate in a 3-day international youth convention/conference. I'll not give the exact details until december 8 because baka ma-jynx. haha!
But do pray that the funds will be enough to cover my clothes expenses (chos!) and that my Finance102 long exam won't take place in the same day (sigh!).
This is one step closer to achieving an ecologically sustainable development for the country. The proects have started in (as far as i know) in Nueva Ecija (w/c i'll visit on dec 8), Boracay... and i hope villages in Manila and Cebu would adapt to the practices soon.
As of the moment, i'm trying to work out with my two 2lbs dumbells so that i would look fierce and fabulous there:P wish me luck!
Nov 15, 2009
The nerve of this Filipino taxi driver causing mega commotion inside an international airport!
I love staying at airports because they have different energy. There's always something interesting to look at - either couples whom you know won't be seeing each other for such a long time (because of the way they french kiss!) up to families who are reunited because their dad has finally returned.
But here's something you don't see everyday:
We went to the Centennial Airport tonight because my aunt, uncle and cousin are going to the US to visit their nephew who's celebrating his 4th birthday. And as i was about to step my red hot Paul Smith shoes outside the car, people were screaming and the guards were chasing something.
At first i thought a waterbuffalo was running wild around the airport but I got to my (common) senses when a man was running and screaming "yung bag ko! yung bag ko!"
Based from what I heard, this guy went out of the taxi (with his hand carry) to get his bigger bag at the back when the driver sped away thinking he could pass the dozens of guards waiting for him below!
The nerve diba! He's going to commit one big kahihiyan in front of those foreigners! What will they think of the country!?!
And I thought Manny Pacquiao victory day was crime free day. Sigh!
Nov 14, 2009
We are humans and as creations who are free, we do not mindlessly follow a set of rules that limit us to what we wear. We are not robots programmed to grab the same set and design of clothes everyday, so the best way we can cope up with this INHUMANITY is to accessorize and customize the clothes. (i think my blue-yellow-and-white-haired philosophy teacher will agree with this)
Back in high school (below), uniform was mandatory so in order to keep my sanity put, i tried to accessorize - putting different jackets/blazers everyday, wearing bracelets and necklaces, spraying different perfumes/colognes and trying to stand out among the rest with the way I talk and walk.
I went to University of Santo Tomas with my brother last month during their enrolment and I was wearing something that made people look and stare, and i got the reaction i was looking for:))
It was actually overwhelming for someone like me who advocates freedom and beauty to see so much students with the same outfit all at the same time!!! AND IN A UNIVERSITY!!! What will the Greeks think of this!?!
But amids the tragedy, girls were pulling their skirts up, people were wearing different designs of jackets, shoes, bags and even socks which i think reflects their personality, even their hairstyles are different.
Somewhere in that ugly white uniform ay isang kaluluwang gustong kumawala, ipagsigawang tao rin siyang may karapatang pumili at manamit ng maganda, nagkukumawalang ilabas kung ano siya to stand out above the rest. And i feel these people, ramdam ko sila, especially the ones who are at school of fine arts and design.
So i think when 2012 comes, and people are animalistically trying to scavenge the last remaining resources and when people start eating each other, let's not forget to dress up and look fabulous.
I think dressing up is the corner stone of our humanity. Historically, people were considered civilized with the way we dressed. After gaining knowledge, Adam and Eve found out that they were naked so they clothed themselves - i wouldn't be surprised if Eve tried making lingerie or gowns out of banana leaves. There's more basis for this claim and i hope you see light in what i'm suggesting.
Fashion will save humanity!