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MARCH OF THE COVERS (APRIL 2013)

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April 2013, aside from it being THE month for me and my company (I'm claiming it!), is gonna be exciting and colorful in terms of the covers of these fashion magazines that's gonna be officially available in newsstands in 3, 2...
…well except for GQ who chose quantity over color. I'd probably be getting this one.

It's also gonna be a battle between two of America's best fashion magazines as they put two influential/"influential" women of color on their covers.

And then there's ours.

Beauty
summer,
and fashion.
Denim for summer? Mega Man says "Yes."
And then there's Meg. Wondering what's it doing on the list?
The cover and Solenn looks pretty decent alright but there's something in this particular issue of Meg that makes it extra-special. My first ad for one of the brands that I'm handling is in it! And it has familiar faces all over it. More about that later.

Happy Easter by the way! Here's to new beginning and more bles…

NOTHING LIKE JOHN LLOYD AND SARAH TO CAP OFF MY VACATION

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There are so many things to write about, looks to share, and some news from our favorite brands to publish but I have to make way for John Lloyd and Sarah to occupy my blog space for today.
I'll be watching the movie later as I've watched their first two but this is only because of my being OC. I have to finish what I've started just like Lord of The Rings. Of course the latter was really worth watching so I guess this compulsion to watch John Lloyd and Sarah on the big screen for the third time is just my OC-ness talking. Alright, I admit it. I liked the first two. I hope the third one won't disappoint.
Pray that Sarah's wig won't give me nightmares.

DRIPPY AND UMI ARE KEEPING ME COMPANY

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Hello. What have you been up to the past two days? Me? I've been traveling back and forth between Motorville and Ni No Kuni.
I actually just got back from time traveling to Japan yesterday and I'm planning to go back (again) in a while.
Everything was just simple then. Beautiful.
I Can't give a proper post yet 'coz I've been hooked on playing Ni No Kuni on PS3. Managed to get my hands off the joystick for a while to watch "From Up On Poppy Hill," also a Studio Ghibli masterpiece. Now this, for me, is my idea of a vacation... I'm actually on vacation! It's just that I got everything that I need and all the places I can go to right in my hotel room. Wala pang sunburn.

Ikaw? I hope you're somewhere enjoying yourself. Be safe alright?

(All photos of "Ni No Kuni" and "From Up On Poppy Hill" grabbed from different sources on the net)

YANAGI

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It's fish diet season again! You know what I'm thinking right now? Sushi, sashimi, wasabi. If you're a fan of Japanese food like I am, there's this new restaurant waiting for us to discover and it's just along Roxas Boulevard.
Notwithstanding its prominent structural design that marks the onset of a picturesque tradition in the hotel industry, rekindled by dazzling lights in harmony with its theme-centered interiors, Midas Hotel and Casino embraces by heart a culinary gem at the Mezzanine floor —the Yanagi Japanese Restaurant.
The restaurant's enchanting name was hailed from a mystical Japanese willow tree that legendarily boosts the essence of love and dreams. Coinciding with its enthralling name, Yanagi put forward a bracing catch on authentic Japanese fine dining inviting guests to its homely-pondered setting.
Yanagi offers a wide range of Japanese core dishes, which includes sushi selections, teppanyaki and fusion-inspired creations, though not overlooking…

LOOK LIKE A CEO... NOT! #88 - ANCHORS AWAY

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It seems everybody I know is at Boracay or somewhere wet and sunny toasting themselves under the sun while I'm stuck here in Manila still working the last day before the Holy Week break starts. Yes, still no rest for the weary I know.
What's good (and bad) about our country's climate is that anywhere you go, you will always have this expectation that a beach is just around the corner. It's that hot lately.

Sometimes, when the heat gets unbearable, the idea of going to work in my shorts and just a tank top can be quite tempting. But I'm not running a beach resort nor my job is that of a lifeguard so I can't. If you want to "inject" the season in your clothing while not risking yourself for a termination because of indecent exposure at the office, try wearing something like this: Ray-Bans inside the office is optional.
Nothing screams summer better than anchors...
and weaved belts.
There's the chinos and the espadrilles too! Still office appropriate…

10% DISCOUNT ON SM ACCESSORIES LUXURY BRANDS

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YOLO LIST: GET A CHEMICAL PEEL (AND BE BRAVE TO TELL THE WORLD ABOUT IT)

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I've always wanted to do a lot of things to my body ever since I got my first ear piercing. Believe it or not, I used to have five (all on the ears: 3 on the left and 2 on the other)! My mom gave me my first. 
This "want" was not the extreme kind to the point of surgery —though at one point, China's leg lengthening procedure sounded sweet to my ears. These thoughts were procured back when the "YOLO" word was not even coined a term!
The things that I wanna do were mentally listed down under my then "Bucket List." It sounded morbid I know but I'd choose bucket than diary any time of the day. And then YOLO was born…
Erase bucket list, here's what's on my YOLO list as subcategorized under "physical": 1. Get a tattoo. 2. Go bald. 3. Get a chemical peel.
Let's start from item #3: Get a chemical peel. Now I know getting this procedure has its upside in making our skin look young and you might probably think, "Where's t…

MY WEEK ON INSTAGRAM - 03/24/2013

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Here are  two Sundays worth of Instagram photos featuring food ('coz I think Instagram was made for that), narcissism, stuff, new stuff, and more stuff!
Let's start with this Krispy Kreme Truffle Kremes. Verdict: so-so. Both taken on two separate Sundays, don't wonder if I end this post with another Krispy Kreme photo. This KK thing after church service is getting to be a habit. #notgood First narcissistic photo: Start Fresh wearing SM Accessories, American Eagle Outfitters, Bench and Pedro.
New scents to review!
Initial thoughts: Scuderia Ferrari Racing Red is perfect for the sweltering heat; Black Signature, nighttime.
While David Beckham The Essence is fresh!
Tried Cafe 1228's buffet at New World Hotel Makati a couple of nights ago with new (mostly) blogger friends. This was my first plate. Raw appetizers! #japanesefoodfan
It was also MJ De Leon's (same guy who organized the event) birthday that night. Happy birthday again MJ and thanks for inviting me and my t…

GOING BEYOND EARTH HOUR: GLOBE'S "NO IMPACT WEEK"

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Leading telecommunications company Globe goes beyond its usual support for Earth Hour on march 23 by encouraging its employees and subscribers to participate in the "No Impact Week" campaign to help further reduce carbon footprint.
No Impact Week is inspired by the book and film "No Impact Man" by Colin Beavan, which advocate carbon cleansing or living with as little carbon footprint as possible. Every year, Globe Telecom joins millions of households and businesses around the world in turning off their lights for one hour to raise awareness on climate change. This time, the company wants to do more, thus, it is challenging employees and subscribers to make small changes in their personal lifestyle at least for a week.

From March 25 to April 1, anyone who cares for the environment can participate in the simple experiment by veering away from their usual routines such as taking public transportation instead of their own car, avoiding the use of plastic bags, growing…

HUNGER GAMES STAR LIAM HEMSWORTH UPS THE GAME AS GLOBAL BENCHSETTER

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Hunger Games star Liam Hemsworth came to Manila last March 15, 2013 to promote his Summer campaign for Bench through a series of mall shows.
But before he braved the meet and greet with his "hungry" fans, Liam took the time to sit down with the press and a few select bloggers to talk about "Catching Fire" and a whole lot of things on top of his summer campaign for Bench at the Peninsula, Manila. Yes, the lion experience was brought up.
I managed to ask Liam a question through Raymond Gutierrez, who hosted the presscon, and THIS (there's a video!) is what he answered to "Do you believe that clothes make the man?"

Coming from a guy who doesn't need much effort in dressing up to look good, his response was expected.
Now there's a question from my friend Alyssa Lapid which I find very smart and current. She asked "If you were in the Hunger Games and Bench was a cornucopia, what item would you grab first?" from which Liam initially answer…

LOOK LIKE A CEO... NOT! #87 - CLARK WHO?

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You know that kid who grew up in a farm in Smallville? Yes, the one who can fly faster than a speeding bullet and do other superhuman things 'coz well, he's not exactly human?
Well that kid's not me.

This is the closest I can get to cosplaying Superman circa Smallville. I just added a statement shirt plus an intriguing title to the equation and a look worthy (sort of) of a blog post was born. And oh, there's also a field!
A closer look:
Bonus Photos: More play of lights at an imaginary field in Smallville.