Thursday, August 28, 2008

Tick Tock Tick Tock

A few more days and I'll be on download mode every Tuesday (Manila time) once more. I had just seen the Gossip Girl preview at Chuvaness and I can hardly wait!!

On the other hand I am beginning to get sick of the whole headband craze so I am finally keeping my appointment at Studio 546 for another hair rebond next week. Everyone is sporting a wavy or a short do these days and since mine is both wavy and a bit short, I'm doing the exact opposite. My love for the scarf however, will never end.

And I would also like to take this opportunity to curse whoever stole my yellow and black striped silk Jaigger scarf. HOW DARE YOU!

OK enough rambling, now back to work...

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Touched By A Client

Anna, you are the sweetest, cutest thing on earth! I wrote that post a few minutes after you took off and while Pam and the rest of the entourage was still somewhere in EDSA. I am touched, seriously. *hugs hugs*

Anna's husband, Paolo, took these photos of me and Anna while I took her measurements. Adorable couple. :-)

You don't look like you're in your 2nd trimester already! Skinny, skinny hot momma you!!

View Anna's blogspot here (a fun read I tell you!):

Now I shall cut Anna's pattern after Pam's. :-) Love you Annaaaaaaaa!!

Monday, August 25, 2008

A Holiday For Everyone But Me

It's a holiday but I'm working overtime as always. Woke up at 6:30 am to hit the gym and grab some healthy grub before I finally headed to the atelier. Today, I'm taking my bitchmate Pam and her entourage's measurements (they should be arriving any moment now). While waiting, I've been contemplating whether or not to join the next fashion week which is in October. I clearly am behind schedule If I do join and I think I have ran out of creative juices. So clueless at this point. I should take my tired arse to the beach but there's no time. I have back to back meetings after this.

Wishing I was anywhere but here... I'm looking at this photo from my last trip to Fuego and I can almost feel the water...

OK enough. I am officially pathetic.


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Monday, August 18, 2008

Love Is In the Air

Been seeing diamond/s set on white gold (or titanium) on a lot of my girlfriend's fingers these days, thus affirming my belief that (true) love is in the air.

I was onto my 4th engagement party for the month of August when I realized how much my social calendar has changed. When I was 17 or 18, it was about debuts and proms. At 21 and 22, I went to friends' college graduations. Now at 25, it's all about engagement parties, weddings, christenings and kids' birthdays. Wat's next, kids' graduations? I am officially old.

Today is a Sunday and I had just spent the whole day watching DVDs and having dinner with the family. And I can't help but realize that everyone around me is building families of their own now as well. It's elating, knowing that my long time friends and I have been there for eachother through it all and I will still be a part of another chapter in their lives. Someday I too will tie the knot but right now I can only be happy for my girls who are lucky enough to find true love in this crazy world. It makes me realize miracles still do come true. I found mine and will someday follow their steps. But until then I'll be here cheering you on from the bleachers, ready to support you in your new life ahead.

Congratulations to all my engaged (and newly wed) chicas. You know who you are. :-)

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Cast Of The Gossip Girl Pinoy Version?

I always add the question mark at the end of my subject whenever the topic is the GG Pinoy version because I still refuse to accept it as a fact (in the hopes that it is all just a rumor or the producers will still change their mind).

So now I present to you the supposed cast of the show (photo grabbed from a friend in Multiply). I have no words. What do YOU think?

Monday, August 4, 2008

Flicks That Make Me Crave...

Unbeknownst to some, I am quite gluttonic. Back in my younger days in JASMS, I had the appetite of a teenage boy. I would down a plate of sizzling beef with rice and veggies for the 10 AM snack time followed by a lunch of either a Big Mac meal or menudo and rice from the cafeteria. Dessert would be ice cream and a bag of Doritos then after school and soccer practice, I'd be in Mcdonald's again with my teammates having either a cheeseburger meal and a sundae or 1-piece chicken (thigh part) with extra rice. If you think that's enough food for one day, think again. Our old helper cooked so well that I'd usually have a late dinner at home too. Rice again of course. Carbs, carbs, carbs. Now at 25, I luckily still get to wear my Levi's from my junior year in highschool although I'm no longer in the soccer team so now I have the gym.

One of the things I can never suppress is my love for food. I easily get swayed by glossy features, commercials and most especially, movies. I used to always have Lucky Me pancit canton in the house because whenever Edu and Lucky's commercial went on air, I'd start craving it. Whenever I'm reading Preview, I make sure to check out Dish's featured restaurant of the month and show my boyfriend the scrumptious looking photos so he'd get urged to go there on our next date too. Being the movie buff that I am, I usually take note of what the actors are eating and how they indulge in it. The more convinced I am that it's good, the more I crave it. Forget that I just ate or that it's late. And when I crave for something, I gotta have it or I can't sleep at all. Worse, it's usually junk food! It's crazy really. I do realize though that I am not getting any younger so I need to eat healthier now.

Anyway, I have compiled a short list of films that make me crave the unhealthy stuff. Hopefully it's also making someone hungry out there. LOL. :-)

Here goes:

SCENE: When Marcus Copeland (Marlon Wayans) goes on a date with Latrell Spencer (Terry Crews) at Bella and he disgustingly gorges on ribs, steaks and onion rings, among other fatty fatty yummy things.
FOOD CRAVING: Chili's baby back ribs

SCENE: The Grand Canyon scene where Isabel (Selma Hayek) surprises him on his birthday.
FOOD CRAVING: Gray's Papaya hotdogs! But since we don't have it here, Ogie Doggie hotdogs will do. :-)

SCENE: When Miles (Jack Black) and Iris Simpkins (Kate Winslet) has lunch at a Japanese restaurant, she never really got to eat her spicy tuna roll but for some odd reason it made me want one too (plus some California Maki).
FOOD CRAVING: maki from Wasabi or Saisaki

When Ranger Roland Sharp (Tommy Lee Jones) gets takeout (all meat) pizza while the skinny cheerleaders have salad for dinner.
FOOD CRAVING: Pizza Hut's Super Supreme Pizza with Cheesy Pops.

SCENE: Kathleen Kelly (Meg Ryan) and Birdie Conrad (Jean Stapleton) grab sandwiches for lunch.
FOOD CRAVING: A Slice Of Meat's Tuna Sandwich

SCENE: All the dinner scenes (corned beef seems to be the only thing they have)!
FOOD CRAVING: I don't like Chunky Corned beef. I prefer Hereford.

When Jenna Rink (Jennifer Garner) goes back to her old home and has strawberry pancakes for breakfast.
FOOD CRAVING: Cafe Christina's or Pancake House's strawberry pancakes.

Family lunch in the beginning of the movie.
FOOD CRAVING: Kentucky Fried Chicken (with mashed potatoes, coleslaw and the works).

Nicole Oakley (Kirsten Dunst) and Maddy (Taryn Manning) takes Carlos (Jay Hernandez) home after the football game and they grab some grub at a Mexican place.
FOOD CRAVING: Burritos, soft tacos and nachos.

2 scenes - a.) When Andie (Kate Hudson) eats a burger for lunch with her work mates.
b.) When Ben (Matthew McConaughey) makes her grilled lamb for dinner.
FOOD CRAVING: Again, Chili's baby back ribs (I can't eat lamb so for some reason I crave this instead) and Brothers Burgers cheeseburger (with a side of onion rings that is).

Catcher Block (Ewan McGregor) pretends to be some scientist and invites Barbara Novack (Renee Zellweger) over for dinner.
FOOD CRAVING: Chocolate souffle

Bon appetit!

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Gossip Girl Pinoy Version?

Say it isn't so! Been reading about it and the news has been spreading like wild fire among Gossip Girl fans in Manila. I hope it's not true because seriously, most of those who watch local channels here can't really relate to the whole Upper East Sider mumbo jumbo. We don't even have such an area (Makati doesn't even qualify) and it would be hilarious if they call it "Forbes Parkers" or "Global City People" or something as ridiculous. Besides, I wonder what the fashion will be like?! My oh my, what a dreadful thought.

I say let's just stick to the Dyesebels, Tiyanaks and Marimars. Pinoy Idol is flop enough, let's not copy another successful American TV show yes?