Thursday, October 31, 2013


HYPE on Lookbook
What: Candy Fair 2013
When: September 28, 2013
Where: Metrotent, Metrowalk Plaza
Photos by Ana Gonzales
Topman sweatpants | Topman shirt
New Balance 373's | Veloci watch | Ray-Ban flash aviators
Scored almost a perfect 100 at the recent #CandyFair2013 when I got to Instax 99 Candy Girls. Here are some of them:

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

PHFW S/S 2014 - DAY 2 LOOK

Attended David Gandy's presscon for SM Men's Fashion and watched the show as well on the second day of Philippine Fashion Week S/S 2014.
Ray-Ban frames
Topman jacket, button-downs & jeans
Pedro shoes

Tuesday, October 29, 2013


Let's start this entry with a question. What is The Fat Kid Inside?

The Fat Kid Inside is Erwan Heussaff's passion expressed through a website. The site celebrates and shares the passion, creativity, research, and hard work that fuel healthy cooking, eating and living.

What: The Fat Kid Inside x Team Manila launch
When: October 25, 2013
Where: Team Manila, Rockwell

To express The Fat Kid Inside's zeal for food, Team Manila had to come up with classic yet still modern-looking ideas to translate this collaboration into design and material.

Inspired by chalk typography to give that outdoor cafe feel, this line of apparel sets the mood to a relaxing and fulfilling day either outside or at home.

As for the illustrations, freehand drawings from old cookbooks were set into mind hence giving that nostalgic vibe making one miss the pleasant smell of grandma's cooking.

Now Erwan asks,
"Do you really deserve that donut?"

Monday, October 28, 2013

PHFW S/S 2014 - DAY 1 LOOK
In details,
Suiteblanco jeans | Lyle & Scott button-downs
Wade lace-ups | SM Accessories watch | Penshoppe suspenders
Up Next: PhFW S/S 2014 Day 1 Coverage (Petit Monde | SM Shoes and Bags)

Sunday, October 27, 2013


It's nice to know that in this age of smart phones and tablets, there are still young people who has the time to think of ways to help the environment in their own little ways. Such is the case of Manila Elite Helpers.

The group aims to help the River Warriors reach their target goal of Php90,000 to purchase two (2) fiber glass boats to be used for the regular clean ups of the metro's esteros via The Spark Project. Watch this video:

If you're one with the cause of Manila Elite Helpers, extend your support by liking them on Facebook.

To know more about The Spark Project, click HERE.

Saturday, October 26, 2013


Cruelty Free International, supported by The Body Shop, today calls for a global ban on animal testing for cosmetic purposes. A petition with over one million signatures, resulting from a two year global campaign, was delivered to ASEAN to further encourage their efforts to ban animal testing in cosmetics in the region.

At a dedicated event during Jakarta Fashion week, hundreds of supporters joined The Body Shop for a presentation to Cruelty Free International in support of their work with ASEAN and Member Governments.

An EU ban on animal tested cosmetics was widely celebrated in March 2013, however over 80% of the world still allows animals to be used in cruel experiments for cosmetic products and their ingredients. In ASEAN there are no regulations or laws banning animal testing of cosmetic products and ingredients or the importing of those tested elsewhere.

Cruelty Free International’s CEO, Michelle Thew, said: “With the fantastic support of The Body Shop we have been able to carry out our largest global campaign to call for a ban on animal testing for cosmetic purposes. A million voices have spoken and we are more determined than ever.”

Jessie Macneil-Brown, Global Campaigns Manager for The Body Shop International said: “For over 20 years The Body Shop has proved that beauty can be cruelty free. One million signatures demonstrate the unwavering passion from our customers as we keep fighting for this cause.”

Cruelty Free International and The Body Shop will be delivering the pledges to 14 governments and regulatory bodies throughout the world.

There is no worldwide ban on animal testing for cosmetics. Despite progress with some countries and companies, over 80% of the world still allows animals to be used in experiments. In a global market it is important that all countries ban the practice to avoid testing simply moving around the world to those countries with no effective laws.

Cruelty Free International works with governments, regulators and companies. It has placed the issue of animal testing on the agenda of many governments for the first time as part of a global strategy to tackle product testing.

The Body Shop was the first and most long-standing cosmetics company to take action on the issue of animal testing in cosmetics. In 1996 founder Dame Anita Roddick joined Cruelty Free International’s founding organisation the BUAV and European partners in presenting a petition containing 4 million signatures to the European Commission. The Body Shop was the first international cosmetics company to gain BUAV certification under the Humane Cosmetics Standard, launched in 1997, and proudly displays the Leaping Bunny logo in their stores worldwide.

Friday, October 25, 2013


Hey guys! Got nothing productive to do tomorrow? Why not attend PISMO Nights' Organizing your Digital Content Workshop? This is the best time to go OC with the contents you store/put in your gadgets PLUS you'll get to meet and listen to Apple Consultant Mr. Gunther Deichmann!

Prizes and freebies will be given to participants so think about it.:)

PISMO is located at the Level 6 East Wing of Shangri-La Mall. For more information about PISMO Nights, like Pismo Digital Lifestyle on Facebook or call 942-3249 / 09178261172.

Thursday, October 24, 2013


By this time, we all know who Dee Jae Pa'Este is. Now let's see what he had up his sleeves last month as he "did" SM North EDSA's Skydome. 

Commissioned to do the 'Art Sessions' for three different Sundays (September 15, 22 & 29), Dynamic Artist Dee Jae Pa'Este transformed the walls of SM North EDSA's Skydome with his magical hands (and spray cans!) into the awesome and colorful realm of birds, fishes and all things alive and beautiful from which he is known for.

The Skydome is now looking more lively as ever. Just in time for the holiday season! Have you seen SM North EDSA's big Christmas tree by the way?

Before I forget, I was able to have my photos taken with Dee Jae's latest masterpieces as my backgrounds. But not one to break my OC streak the chronological order of how I blog my looks (see Lookbook sidebar, there's still one before this!), perhaps a BTS will do?

Wednesday, October 23, 2013


adidas is excited to introduce the new CRAZYCOOL to the next generation of runners who value maximum flexibility, breathability and comfort. Featuring climacool® technology, the new CRAZYCOOL spots an improved flexible design and construction, an all-around 360-degree ventilation, as well as a high flex midsole to create a dynamic look and fit.

The superior functionality and performance of the CRAZYCOOL line can be attributed to its unique blend of quality material and exquisite design. Constructed to create the ultimate freedom for the movement of your feet, the shoe features anatomical flex grooves, which facilitate smooth transition while running.

The unique upper construction of the CRAZYCOOL with the adidas CoolFrame® material ensures lightweight upper support and increased upper breathability while air channels in the sole allow airflow throughout. An enhanced offer from its predecessor climacool® range, the new and improved CRAZYCOOL boasts a thin micro suede tongue that makes the shoes even lighter. An in-built ADIWEAR™ outsole also boosts durability in high wear areas.

Since its introduction in 2011, the adidas climacool® has remained one of adidas’ best-selling product concepts worldwide. This revolutionary technology was later incorporated into multiple adidas running footwear lines such as the CC Revolution, the CC Ride and the CC Chill. Climacool® material was developed by adidas to reduce in-shoe moisture by 20 per cent and foot temperature by 12 per cent, thereby improving runners’ comfort level and performance as high humidity and temperature in shoes is one of the main causes of discomfort.

The adidas CRAZYCOOL is available in a wide range of colorways and retails for Php5495 in adidas Sports Performance and retail stores.

For more information, please visit

Tuesday, October 22, 2013


When was the last time you got a surprise while riding a jeepney? Mine was a really (really) long time ago when the driver told me not to pay anymore. He was a friend's father.

Now what if these guys were the ones who did the surprising? With matching Oishi snacks and drinks pa?

Last October 1, Oishi and Team O members Ramon Bautista,

Elmo Magalona,

and Slater Young devised a very special O Wow surprise for young students in the Intramuros and Luneta area.

O —a special jeep driven and occupied by these three celebrities in disguise, surprising those who came aboard by giving them Oishi snacks and hanging out for the duration of the ride. Watch the video:

Oishi and Team O's goal has always been to spread O, Wow! surprises to make every day not so everyday, and speaking of surprises, here's more:

Get a chance to win this Oishi Giant Giftpack!
Here's how:
a Rafflecopter giveaway

It's that simple and easy! Good luck!

Monday, October 21, 2013


The Aboitiz Group, through its corporate social development arm Abotiiz Foundation, has pooled its manpower and monetary resources to help get Visayas back on its feet.

The 100 year old company traces its roots in the Visayas and continues to have several businesses in the region such as AboitizLand, Inc., construction firm Metaphil, CitySavings Bank, Pilmico Foods Corp., shipbuilder Tsuneishi Heavy Industries, Inc., and Visayan Electric Company (VECO).
“The Aboitiz Group is fully committed in seeing the Visayas rise from this calamity.  This is after all home to us and majority of our team members hail from the Visayas. It is where our roots and our heart lies,” said Aboitiz Foundation Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Sonny Carpio.
The conglomerate has dispatched teams to attend to the needs of thousands of evacuees and has established a command post in Tubigon , with Mater Dei College. Relief goods will be distributed to four major focus areas around Loon, Maribojoc, Tubigon, and Carmen, where the epicenter of the earthquake was located.
The Foundation has earmarked an initial Php2 million, which includes a Php1 million donation from actress Sharon Cuneta, for the mobilization of the relief operations in Bohol.
AboitizLand, CitySavings, and Pilmico. are pooling donations and sending volunteers to support the relief operations. The foundation is also closely coordinating with various local government units, the Philippine Navy, and the Philippine National Police.
Meanwhile, in Cebu, VECO has expanded efforts to speedily restore power in affected areas. Team members also volunteered to set up an auxiliary call center to handle emergency calls round the clock.
“Our priority is always the continuity of service to the customers,” said VECO Chief Executive Officer Sebastian Lacson.

How you can help:

Please send cash donations to the Aboitiz Foundation through the following: 
·        Aboitiz Foundation’s UShare portal
·        Union Bank of the Philippines Account No. 10026-1070944
·        City Savings Bank Account No. 200-20031301
Or visit and click the “Donate” button.
For other concerns, you may contact the following Aboitiz Foundation representatives:
·        Danny Cerence (Coordination) – 09176308172
·        Rowena Astillo (Donations) – 09176304484
For updates on the relief operations, visit the Aboitiz Foundation’s Facebook page. ( or follow on @AboitizFDN on Twitter. Show your support by using #BangonVisayas in your social media posts.

Sunday, October 20, 2013


Today is the last day of the last 3-day sale for the year of The SM Store!

Visit The SM Store Megamall, Bacoor, Bicutan, Novaliches, Baguio, Marilao, Batangas, Delgado, Naga, & Davao today for your last chance and get great deals on your favorite items!

Let me also share what I got from SM Accessories this October when I visited The SM Store, SM North EDSA. These were not on sale and the SM Accessories branch I got these items from is not included in the 3 day sale but just the same, it's from The SM Store!

Now back to my SM Accessories haul,
Duffle bag Php1,199.75
I'm planning to go on three different trips for three consecutive weekends. Planning = maybe. In case things will push through, I got three duffel bags to cover me. Pwede din literally. Haha.
Duffle bag Php1,199.75
Duffle bag Php1,299.75
The perfect accessories to go with my I'm-going-out-of-the-country-this-weekend (truth: town) look aside from these bags? Scarves and some expensive looking watches.

Saturday, October 19, 2013


Good news Godiva fans! is now up and running!

More Godiva news: Your favorite natural skin care brand recently partnered with local sampling site,, in promoting its line of products.

First up is the Godiva LicoWhite Whitening Lotion with SPF 15.

There's only less than a hundred samples left so hurry before stock runs out. Click HERE to avail.

For more information, Follow Godiva Skin Care online!

Friday, October 18, 2013


The new adiZero Primeknit 2.0, the first one-piece upper performance running shoe, is being rolled out in new exciting colours this fall/winter season for both men and women.

Using the latest design tools with a new seamless engineering technology, adidas has created a first-of-its-kind running shoe. While traditional sports shoes are constructed from several different piece, this breakthrough method digitally knits the entire upper in just one piece. Knitting fused yarn fine-tunes the exact amount of flexibility and support needed in every part of the shoe. There is no lining or reinforcements - the strength comes from the fused yarn, digitally-knitted in distinct grid patterns to provide ventilation. This all means lightweight comfort that wraps seamlessly around your foot, whilst fewer materials produce less waste.

James Carnes, head of design for sport performance at adidas, said "We are constantly innovating to bring superior performance products to the greatest athletes in the world. In designing the adiZero Primeknit, our goal was to completely rethink how footwear is engineered, with a keen eye on sustainable construction. This revolutionary design will forever change the way we engineer shoes, combining both premium innovation and maximum performance.

The adiZero Primeknit will be available at adidas Bonifacio Global City starting October 18, 2013 at Php8,295. A total of six colorways will launch in the Philippines, starting with the white and pink models, followed by four more in November to January 2014. (see the rest of the four colorways after the break)

Thursday, October 17, 2013


I like surprises. I think everyone does.

Did you know that surprises make people remarkably happier?

Psychologist Norbert Schwarz conducted a classic study where it was found that a small but pleasant surprise, such as finding a 10 cents, uplifts a person's mood. Schwarz repeatedly placed a coin near a copy machine where it can be easily seen. When the subjects who found the coin were surveyed shortly thereafter, their overall satisfaction with life was significantly higher than those who did not find the coin.

While the study was conducted at a time when a coin can buy more than it does today, the basic conclusion is that even a tiny, pleasant surprise can improve one's disposition.

It's not the value of what you find. It's that something positive happened to you," stressed Schwarz.

Whether you're a kid or a grown up, you will not be able to resist the joy and pleasure of discovering something new. Bent on providing this kind of joy, a unique chocolate treat, Kinder Joy is finally arriving in the Philippines to spread delightful surprises.

Feel good and experience a huge surprise happening on October 19 & 20, 2013, from 10am to 10pm at the SM Mall of Asia (MOA) Activity Center. Expect fun-filled activities and awesome surprises on top of yet another big reveal —a special guest who will surely charm Filipino kids and their families.

Now who wants to be surprised?

Wednesday, October 16, 2013


Are you ready to be taken back to the 90's?

Pop / Alternative Rock all-stars Sugar Ray, Smash Mouth, and Gin Blossoms team up for a rare 1-night only concert in Manila. It will be an evening of pure nostalgia, with nothing but the greatest and most unforgettable hits from the chart-topping bands of the 90's.

Smash Mouth will be playing songs including I'm A Believer, All Star, and Can't Get Enough of You Baby. Witness your high school / college crush, Mark McGrath, perform Fly, Someday, and Every Morning live with the rest of Sugar Ray. And sing-along to Hey Jealousy, As Long As It Matters, and Follow You Down, our all-time favorite Gin Blossoms tunes.

So prepare your comfy shoes and vocal chords and let's revisit the good old days with #SugarSmashGin on October 21 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

Tickets are now available via or call 911 5555.

#SugarSmashGin is an event by Random Minds Production.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013


What do you get when you go on a random trip for just an overnight stay in Baguio? One decent set of outfit photos. Just one. Pfft.
HYPE on Lookbook
I miss this place already.

Peace of mind

+ layers of clothing.

I rarely get to do those in Manila.
Wade lace-ups
Plus points for the cool climate for making it easier for me to do my poses thing without sweating buckets.
VELOCI Aeronaute
Photos by Michael Chuapoco

Here's a detailed perspective of what I'm wearing:
Lee cargo pants | Regatta dip dyed button downs | Zara sweater
Wade lace-ups
And a closer look on the things that made my look interesting:
Diana Lomocam | Veloci Aeronaute watch | Team Manila camo bag
If you are missing the cool air of Baguio but doesn't have the luxury of time (just the luxury), try treating your whole family to an hour of ice skating at the SM Mall of Asia. I was able to experience it with my online family a few months back and survived the whole ordeal (haha) without falling on my butt and embarrassing myself in the process. It was my first time too so oh yeah (brushes my shoulders)!
Follow me on Instagram @paultheprguy
Visit SM Ice Skating until November 30, 2013 and skate your way for a chance to win a family cruise in Singapore!

Like SM Ice Skating on Facebook or visit for rates/updates and more details of this promo.

So many exciting things are set to happen when the month strikes ber. One that I always look forward to (also a reason for men to rejoice) are the barrage of new watch collections from my favorite brands. Ladies, they make nice gifts you know.

Check out these timeless pieces from the New VELOCI Collection.

Monday, October 14, 2013


So I got this magazine as a pasalubong from Mark of from his recent trip abroad. A magazine devoted to everything camo. And free (I offered to pay but he refused. Mark's such a nice guy)! I couldn't be any happier.

I'm glad that Looker consists mainly of photos. Most, if not all, of the articles were written in Thai. But who needs words when the trend in focus here is the camo print, yes? All you have to do is just sift right through the photos... and appreciate.

So how far along am I with my fixation for the print you ask? Let's start with a week's worth of shoes!