My dress...

Monday, October 29, 2007

This is what my dress looks like...
I wore it to my friends S and A's wedding..

It was made by Tammy Tan. I got the idea for the design online - to be more specific - in the Neiman Marcus website. Tammy was the one who suggested the color.

I think this dress will come out in the glossies in the coming months.

Love you Tammy!! :) Thanks! :)

Flight Delayed... Argh!!!

Yes, you read it right - my flight tomorrow to sunny Bangkok will be delayed for 2 hours!! A few minutes ago - I received a phone call from PAL. Apparently there has been an aircraft thingie - thus - our flight will be delayed for 2 hours! So instead of departing at 1030am - it will be 12:30pm!

Half-day shopping - down already. Great. Now - that leaves us with less time to go around. Just great.

Good thing I didn't push having to do all the city tours tomorrow afternoon!


PAL - Philippine Arlines = Plane Always Late.

a Sad puppy..

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Yes, I'm a sad puppy.

This afternoon I received sad news. It's sad for me because I was expecting my best bud KI to join us in our Bangkok trip. Unfortunately, even if the odds were with us - she still decided not to come. I am very much disappointed - but what can I do right? *Sigh................

I was really looking forward to traveling with KI, actually with the whole gang. This was supposed to be our first out of the country trip since high school!

Anyways, KI - we'll miss you!! Wish you can still change your mind and come with us!! Pwede pa naman - there's still the online booking facility in PAL's website! Go go go!!

In a few days, I'll be off to Bangkok - I'm really excited!! :)

MM's send off..

Monday, October 22, 2007

(L-R) MM, A, moi!, K
what poses right?!

This is us - the Beijing Chickens.

Our friend MM will be heading to Shang-Hai next week for a 7 week training courtesy of Citibank. Since she'll be gone for a while - K decided to have a cookfest that originally tagged her and B - MM's fiance (who is now taking cooking classes) to whip up some dishes for us!

But as it turns out - K was the only one who did everything! We had this super delish garlic dip and a very yummy Cheesy Chicken Casserole!! (I even took home the left over sauce!! Haha..)

After dinner - us girls went to the den to watch a little TV and did some catching up (even if we saw one another at Vic's wedding - the funniest wedding ever!!) When our respective boys arrived - we then proceeded to play Taboo.

I learned Taboo from KY - she brought this game along when we went to Bagiuo some 9 years ago (has it been that long?!?!?!) And ever since - I've been loving this game and also kicking some good ass winning too!! It was the boys versus the girls - can you guess which team won??

The consequence was that for every round lost - there should be a representative from the losing team to drink 1 shot of Tequila. Great idea right? Well, I was forced to take one for the team! My first ever 'real' tequila shot! Hahaha..

In the end - the girls won 5 - 2. Hahaha!! :)

We will miss you MM!! :) See you when you get baaaaaaaaaaack!!!

Dinner with my Girls..

Friday, October 19, 2007

It has been months since we all sat down and had dinner. KY has been in Paris, finishing her Masters in Luxury Branding. While SE has been busy with work, KI has also been busy with baking and cooking school.

So I took them to Cook Book Kitchen. They loved the food and the price too!! :) Another success!! Hahaha.. I've become quite a good customer to them actually, the head server had this knowing smile when she saw me. Hehehe... :)

I haven't seen KY in 9 months - but man, did she look beautiful. Ang ganda ganda niya super!! No exaggeration. She did gain a little weight but she looked so blooming, happy and uber beautiful! I told her to maintain her weight because she looks sooooo nice. But she retorted that since she's the active-beach person that she needed to lose a little weight para naman hindi scandalous ang dating. KI still looked the same, we'd bump into one another at the Yoga studio once in a while - I just have to say this - her curls - super bagay with her!! We picked up SE and - she still looked the same. I think out of the 4 of us - it's always SE that looks the same.

These girls are my high school best friends. They're one of those constant things in my life. Even though we don't see each other often - there's this certain bond eh. I can't explain it but it's there and I'm glad that despite the years, the travels, the boyfriends, the heartaches, the successes and failures - we're still there for one another - nothing has changed (except hairstyles, hahaha!) I'm so glad that we can still sit down and act silly with each other, laugh at one another give advice and just be there for one another.

Super glad that we'd be travelling together in 2 weeks!!

KI - Sumama ka na kasi...

38 Questions...

Thursday, October 18, 2007

1. Name one person who made you laugh last night? Alch!
2. What were you doing at 0800? Watching TV with my Panget
3. What were you doing 30 minutes ago? Talking to my mom
4. What happened to you in 2006? Tried out Bikram Yoga for the first time!
5. What was the last thing you said out loud? Nakakatawa!
6. How many beverages did you have today? None yet! (yikes!)
7. What color is your hairbrush? Brown
8. What was the last thing you paid for? Credit Card bill
9. Where were you last night? At my Panget's watching my Tagalog soaps!!
10. What color is your front door? Green!!
11. Where do you keep your change? In a small coin purse
12. What’s the weather like today? Quite sunny actually
13. What’s the best ice-cream flavor? Vanilla!
14. What excites you? Adventures?
15. Do you want to cut your hair? Nope! I'm saving itto give to a friend.. :)
16. Are you over the age of 25? Yezzzzzzzzzz
17. Do you talk a lot? O yes, I mean A LOT!!
19. Do you know anyone named Steven? Yeah, an uncle of mine
20. Do you make up your own words? Never.. Hahaha!!
21. Are you a jealous person? defintley NOT! I don't know why - lucky lucky Panget!!
22. Name a friend whose name starts with the letter ‘A’. Althia
23. Name a friend whose name starts with the letter ‘K’. Kim/Kym
24. Who’s the first person on your received call list? Kym
25. What does the last text message you received say? boring stuff!
26. Do you chew on your straw? Never
27. Do you have curly hair? I'm somewhat curly - wavy actually!
28. Where’s the next place you’re going to? Cook Book Kitchen!!
29. Who’s the rudest person in your life? I can't think of any now..
30. What was the last thing you ate? VEggies - last night
31. Will you get married in the future? Oo naman - (I think??)
32. What’s the best movie you’ve seen in the past 2 weeks? Resident Evil - extinction
33. Is there anyone you like right now? None?
34. When was the last time you did the dishes? Last Tuesday night.
35. Are you currently depressed? Nuh-uh!
36. Did you cry today? Nope
37. Why did you answer and post this? I like answering these kinds of stuffs!! Hahaha...
38. Tag 5 people who would do this survey. Sophie, Gita, Liza, Fran, Char

Planning - Bangkok Trip Part 2

Here's a checklist for the trip:

Accomodations - Our hotel/apartment has been booked already by my brother's friend M. We're staying at the Fraser Apartments in Luangsan. Click on the link and see how amazing it looks! I can't wait already (Super giddy with excitement!!!!)

Tour - My friend W who's been based in Bangkok said that she'll do the booking for us - her apartment building's conceirge arranges the best tours (daw). We're taking the Ayuthaya Tour that is an hour bus ride up and on the way back to Bangkok - we'll be riding a ferry - I do hope it's an air-conditioned one!!

Itinerary - well, this part is still - non existent. It got me thinking - the first time I went to Bangkok - all we did was shop, there were no tours at all. This time, I think I'd like to see some more sights. I mean - 3 whole days in Bangkok (2 airport days) - that's a LOT of time already, don't you think?

I just hope that the weather is bearable. I'd have to bring my ever reliable fan again with me - to save me from the heat!!

I also just learned yesterday that October 29 - Monday was declared a non-working holiday to give way to the local Baranggay elections! Sweet! It means that - I will only be skipping 2 working days!! Yehaaaaaaaaaaa!! And when I come back - I'd still have one whole day to rest! Perfect!!!

Now, I wished that we had booked our trip on October 27 instead of the 30th!! We could have gone to Phuket! Dang it!!

Maybe next time....

BTW - Would anyone know how Bangkok celebrates Halloween?

Pinoy Big Brother Celebrity Edition 2!

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Here we go again!! Yehaaaaaaaaa!!!

Weeknights will never be boring again!! Hahaha!! (I've suddenly become a fan of the localized version of Marimar!!)

It's been 3 days since the housemates entered the house, and this early - I have my favorites! Here's a rundown on my take on the contestants:

My favorites:

Yayo A. - she's an 80's has been. Can you believe she's 40? I thought she was younger! Well, you see she belonged to the Philippines' version of 'The Breakfast Club' - and somehow at the height of her success - she eloped with her now husband to the US. They had kids and all, then suddenly they came back to pursue their acting careers. Little did I know that she was a martyr wife. Now, why is she my favorite? Well, simply because the so pleasant to look at and watch on TV and for the simple fact that she belonged to the Bagets era.. Babaw noh?!

Wil D. - I've been seeing him in glossies for the past few years, I never knew he came to Manila to pursue a lady love. And now that they've broken up - he remained here because (he says) he fell in love with the country. And I think - he has good modeling offers! He's such a cutie!! And friendly too! For the most part (that I've watched) he's most of the time seen with Ruben (Davoa's pride) - which is so nice for me (for matters I cannot explain fully) but it makes me smile when they're together. There's this down-to-earth feel with him.

Riza S. - Simply because she's so prim and proper!! My gosh - when she sits down - she reminds me so much of my good friend M! They have a nice posture! I admire the fact that she's open that she's a virgin (still) She's so pretty too! And she served the army? Wow!

The rest:

Ruben - I think he deserves the money prize the most. We love underdogs - remember FRanzen of PBB1?

Gaby - I realized that there was more to her than racing cars! I always thought she talked funny (super sloooow) but I guess she picked up her pace when she talks to BB! hahaha..

Megan - Okay - so she did the unthinkable - jumped over the fence to the rival network. Good decision? Me thinks ABS put her here for more exposure.

Donnie - He did bring out country pride with medals won in Taekwondo matches - but I don't know - there's something that's a little off with him.

Baron - I belong to the 'Tabing Ilog' era and was very disappointed with the outcome of his decisions in life - it seems that being a star got to his head faster that his peers! Imagine, he was launched together with John Lloyd Cruz! Look at where dear Lloydie is now?!

Victor - he's just sooooooooooooooo quiet! That's it.

Marylane - I can't seem to see the Bi-Polar-ness in her (which some people thought she had) she's part of the 26K girls of the local version of Deal or No Deal! She's smart ah! The fact that she writes for the DLSU paper and The Manila Times - impressive!

McCoy - Just one sentence - He sang (and composed?) the Pinoy Big Brother theme song. He has come full circle for me thinks.

The one I dislike the most:

Jen - my gosh - I think this celebrity will have the longest of my comments - I sooooooooo dislike her! She too loud, too vocal and too much of everything! She quite striking but the longer you look at her - blaaaaaaaaah...... she's so tactless! Gosh - she says the dumbest things to her housemates! Actually - her mannerisms - makes me want to strangle her out of the house! In a way she's an effective contravida in the house. She's a Wendy(monyo) in the making, but at least Wendy was pretty and was nice during the first few weeks! This Jen ?? My gosh! She's not!! I know she's just being herself and remaining true to the 'magpakatotoo ka slogan' but man - there's a limit you know!

Zara - The one I have no reactions of because I haven't seen in action (yet!)

John - OMG! He's that hot guy on the BENCH billboard along Edsa! He used to occupy the place where Jake Roxas is not. Hotness.... HOTNESSSSSSSSSS!!!

Planning - Bangkok Trip Part 1

Monday, October 15, 2007

I am sooooooo giddy with excitement! In 2 weeks! My Panget and I with my 2 HS buds S and K will be off to Bangkok for 5 days! Yup! FIVE freaking days!! Wuhooooooooooooo!!

Finally! The trip that was planned since early this year is finally - FINALLY pushing through!!

So - what do we do? Well, my good friend Mabs - whose based in Bangkok has given us quite the itinerary - I think it will be enough - but what do you think?? (Mabs - I soooo love you for this!!)

Oct 30 - arrive and check-in 3PM
3PM to 5PM Central Chit Lom shopping and grocery
5PM - 7PM Paragon Mall shopping and Underwater world
8PM - dinner in Paragon
9PM - Suan Lum night bazaar
Oct 31
6 AM - 4PM (Ayuttaya or floating market tour)
4 PM arrive the appartment (freshen up)
5PM - 9PM MBK mall (toys of Panget and green hills type shopping)
9:30 PM - Thai massage on the street
Nov 1
9AM - 12 Lunch - Platinum Fashion Mall (Girls) & Pantip Plaza (Panget)
2PM - 7PM Siam Square, Siam Discovery and Siam Center (Local Bangkok Brands by Indy fashion designers K will love this)
7PM - 9PM Dinner
9PM - you can go back to Suan Lum night bazzar
Nov 2
9AM - 12 lunch - Central World (biggest mall in Bangkok)
1PM - 7PM - free time to get some last min shopping and pasalubong.
Friday night gimmik!!!
Nov 3

Will I finally have the guts to watch the Thai Ping Pong show? I have to!! And I will!! :)

Any suggestions on what to do and where to go?


Thursday, October 11, 2007

Happy Weekend Everyone!!

I know it's an early start...

Have a GREAAAAAAAAAAT one you guys!!


Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Dang it!

I've been wanting to write a blog entry - but every attempt I've made - I get stumped! Literally looking into the screen of the laptop - and not knowing what to write!

Dang it!

Here are the highlights of the weekend:
- It was S's wedding day
- The dress I had Tammy Tan make for the wedding was a huuuuuuge hit!
- I had dinner with my GT sisters Sheila and Sophie!
- Had the ultimate MMU test - from 10am to 1:00am - Galeng!
- DLSU won the crown - again!! (14-0? what happened?)

So for now - this........

Till my brain starts functioning again........


Friday, October 05, 2007

Greaaaaaaaaaaat game! Greaaaaaaaaaaat seats!!

Need I say more?

Here's the last few minutes of the game! For those who failed to catch it.

It was such a great game (I just had to say that again!) Good job boys!! :) This was only my second live game this season!

From where I was seated - I was amazed that JV Casio was a big boy! Hahahaha... :)

Animo La Salle!!

Desperate Housewives S3 Fiasco - Apology

Thursday, October 04, 2007

I just saw this when I was opening my Yahoo! Mail.

This part of the article:

What do you think?

Untimely Death..

I learned from my mom last night that there was a fellow ICAn that was shot dead because of road rage. I wondered who she was, and so when Bandila (the late night news on TV) was up, she called me to the living room. So I waited to see who it was. It turns out - it was Katherine Palmero or Kay-P to me.

When I saw her picture being flashed on the screen, I suddenly remembered her ever so jolly mood. She would always be smiling and talking to people. We're not close but we knew one another. We'd often exchange hi's and hello's when we'd see one another in the hallways of DLSU. I think that was the only time (after High School) that we had actually talked. But that was years ago.

She just turned a year older last September.

28 is too young...

I really hope and pray that they get their justice.

Kay-P - you are loved we will miss you! Thanks for the small talks and the big smile you had waiting for me whenever we'd see one another in campus.

Rest in Peace my dear!!

Desperate Housewives S3 Fiasco - Offensive?

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Maybe we're just too sensitive on these matters?

Well, I guess for some yes and for some - no.

My opinion on the matter? Well, I get the joke - and I found it quite funny. But it was a cheap shot. Offensive as it was - I think the line just showed us more how insensitive and tactless Susan Meyer is.

That's it to me.

Deny... Deny to death!!

Monday, October 01, 2007

That is a phrase some of my males friends tell me when asked if they'll admit to having an affair (if they ever do) Now why is that? Beats me! But I know for a fact that when a guy admits to having an affair - he will never hear the end of it! Ever!!!

This brings me to local showbiz's latest revelation: The Dennis Trillo Baby Frenzy..

When I heard the news that Carlene Aguilar (who's a schoolmate in HS - she's 2 batches lower than I am) was pregnant - I assumed it was Dennis Trillo's baby. Obviously, these two have been an off-again, on-again, couple. But when he denied it, a-haaa - I thought there was something fishy. Then I learned from the grapevine that Carlene has denied it too and said that some other guy sired the baby. The plot thickens..

Now after months of speculation and 9 months have passed - a Pinay nurse was able to leak the news that the baby's last name was Dennis Trillo's real last name. Alas - the media frenzy.

Finally, he admitted to fathering the child last Sunday. Great? I think not.

Why deny a blessing?

They should have polished their stories first.

A very dumb move..


Okay, so my good friend S's wedding is coming up - 6 days to go till the big day!!. My Checklist is almost complete!

- Dress It's already being dry-cleaned at the moment!
- Shoes I'm using an old, reliable pair :)
- Accessories Thanks to Kath! It made all the difference!!
- Bag - Still thinking of borrowing or buying (a really cheap one that is!)
- Hairstyle - BIG dilema
- Make-up - Another BIG dilema

It's already this Sunday - and I haven't booked anyone to do my make-up and hair! Darn it! Actually, I can't decide! Yikes! It's really a tough choice!

But to make things somewhat okay - Sophie was willing to teach me how to do my own make-up. I'm not what you call a make-up maven - I actually suck at this. I don't know how to differentiate my look. I'm super scared to experiment. Such frustration!!

And my hair? Well, I'll just probably go to a salon in QC. Any suggestions?