Monday, September 28, 2009

mag+ bag hag

Some goodies from our Japan stop-over. Almost every fashion mag had freebies.
This is the closest I can get to Christopher Kane (shirt version is awesome, too). Just can't swallow the extortionate price tag on that Gorilla shirt/dress...
Nylon mag canvas tote freebie

Scans later...

Will be in Cebu this weekend. Dad and I are competing against each other for a Department of Science and Technology design competition in the field of Industrial Design. So happy my design got chosen! Pretty funny how we're the only ones in that category.
Catch us at the activity center of Ayala mall this weekend. There are other categories so it should be fun. :)

Typhoon Ondoy

It's good to be home, but I'm saddened by everything that's happened around Manila.
photo: Jeje
photo: Getty images

A post from my friend Roni:
Just to give you guys a better picture of what happened:
Hurricane Katrina Rainfall=380mm in Louisiana; Typhoon Ondoy=410mm in Manila.
How to help:
  • Enderun Colleges: Sept. 28 (tomorrow) before 11am @ 1100 Campus Avenue, McKinley Hill, Fort Bonifacio Taguig
  • Cebuanos: Drop off goods at Banilad Church of Christ (in front of Bright Academy ) Mon-Fri, 9am to 5pm.
  • Another for Cebu: drop-off center at FORMO lounge from Sept. 28 (Monday) to Oct. 1 Thursday)
  • UA&P: 8am on Septemeber 28, 2009. Donate cash, canned goods, clothes, blankets, medicines, etc.
  • For those abroad who want to help: donate using your credit card to Sagip Kapamilya
  • Philippine Red Cross
  • from:

  • La Salle schools:

Blogs listing more ways to help:
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Byebye New York :( When will I see you again?
The lovely Filipinos at the Donatello Hotel gave us a nice room with a patio. We got so giddy!
Holly and I walked around and shopped a bit. She even took me to one of their buildings (Academy of Art University). They have soooo many buildings around the city! Her course is quite interesting-- Interior Architecture. Why don't we have that here? They also have a course in Fashion Journalism for those who don't want to sketch but would rather write about the industry. Sooo cool.
The view across the awesome restaurant, Cheesecake Factory. Met up with Philip there but I still have to get the photos from Holly. So fun!!!
The food there was GREAT (big portions, yummy salads) and the cheesecakes were just HEAVENLY! I love that place. I think we ate there thrice. (lunch in NY, lunch and dinner in SF)
Rode the Bart.
Then the bus. (SF has cables all over for the buses)
The Filipino server at Dreyer's asked us if we could finish two big scoops. LOL
I'm surrounded by lefties. My sister and my two best friends!
We ate at this Italian restaurant and I found it odd that the other people around us still kept ordering American food (fries, burgers, etc.)
One of my favorite stores, Urban Outfitters.
Took pics from the basement only (home/lifestyle/mens section) since the other floors were in total chaos. Big sale going on.
Praying that my next destination's gonna be Europe. But I already miss NY!
Had a blast. :)
I liked how SF was somewhat like a middle-ground between NY and LA.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Hippie dandy yay!

Went to the famed Haight Street today. Had sooo much fun browsing through the most creative shops with the most random objects! Wish we hadn't eaten before going since the whole place was lined up with tons of vegetarian restos. I have to come back here when some artsy event happens!

And to Holly-- you're the sweetest! Thank you so much for taking mum and I around your "playground". We had a blast. Hope to see you in Cebu soon. :)
I San Francisco!