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LOOKBOOK #142 - FRASER PLACE

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Ending 2013 with yet again, another look post. Why? Because I'm gonna embark on a new personal challenge I just initiated on myself as a blogger. Never missing at least one post regardless of content per day this year (that's the challenge), I'm challenging myself (again) to start and end 2014 with a look post per day. That's 365 looks for 2014!

Here's hoping that I can do it.

Happy new year everyone! Maraming salamat sa suporta. May God bless you and your family more this year.
About the title, will post a different entry about that (It's that swank serviced apartments in Makati where I had this shoot). In the meantime, details of the look first,

TRENDING: #BU6

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Will update this with more photos later. I just need to put a gap between the previous look post and the next one. Don't ask. I'm OC like that. Happy New Year!

LOOKBOOK #141 - RIVERDALE HIGH | RIVER ISLAND STORE VISIT (SM AURA)

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Channeling Archie meets Reggie in this ensemble.
But really, I'm more of a Jughead. Have you seen my food posts? OK.
In details,
Found the perfect skinny jeans (which I've been abusing lately) from River Island. RSSI just made the brand available locally by opening two branches in the Philippines. I went to the launch of their SM Aura Premier branch (the other one is at Glorietta 5). Have you been?

HOW TO EMERGE A VICTOR IN A "HUNGER GAMES" THEMED COOKING SHOW

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If there's such a thing as a cooking show with a "Hunger Games" concept (minus the killing) wherein instead of weapons, ingredients and kitchen tools are scattered in and around the cornucopia, then this is my surefire way to win the competition. (Keep in mind that this contest is time pressured)

Katsu & Veggie Sticks Grab a pack of classic Top Torikatsu,
and to make an impressive touch, these:
With minimal skills in frying and slicing, you can finish this task in less than 15 minutes! Now, let's get cooking!

LOOKBOOK #140 - DISTRICT 12

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Putting all the Peeta talk to rest by giving in and dressing up as...
…that other guy in District 12. What's his name? The coal miner? No, not Katniss' dad you oaf.
Wore this to Bloggers United 6.
Watch out for my next two posts. Both are also related to this one. Yeah, more Hunger Games and Bloggers United for you. Woohoo!

SINFUL SUNDAY #5 - GRAHAM CREAM & JAM SANDWICH

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Buffering...

PUMA TIME INTRODUCES WOMEN'S ULTRASIZE

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PUMA Time launches a Women's Collection that features the same ubercool maximal take on minimalism of the PUMA Time ULTRASIZE watches. ULTRASIZE's signature modern face, known for its visually commanding combination of simple elements, including elevated hour/minute marks, stylized '3' at 15:00 & leaping PUMA cat log at 12:00, now sits in a Women's 44mm oversized brushed metal dial case and proportionally over-sized motor racing inspired left-hand down.
Men's 50mm Collection also expands this Fall with a range of custom created options including brushed stainless steel link bracelet, black and grey dials with coordinating racing leather bands as well as a deep navy dial with 'night vision' ready hour/minute marks on a lightweight, super comfortable PU navy strap.
Launched to success in 2012, Holiday 2013 brings select case metal finishes and band materials for those who prefer style with options:
Brushed stainless steel case and coal black face (whi…

REVIEW: OLLOCLIP QUICK-FLIP CASE

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My favorite iPhone accessory (not counting the cases since they're more of a necessity to the iPhone 5) would be the Olloclip. Why? Click HERE for a detailed review. But I must admit that using it (alone) is sometimes a pain in the ass. My iPhone 5's love affair with the floor was ignited because one day it just decided to slip away from my hands when I tried to do a super-quick installation of the Olloclip. You see, you have to remove first whatever's on your iPhone in order to use this accessory.

If you own an Olloclip, then the Olloclip Quick-Flip Case might be the next best thing to happen to your iPhone 5 since well, the Olloclip!
Kit contents:
Since I don't have any use for the iPod 5th Generation Adapter, I'll just divide this feature into two parts.

SAVORY SATURDAY #1 - PASTA W/ TRUFFLE OIL & CHICKEN BREAST

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As fancy as it may sound (any dish with Truffle is, usually), this is really easy to make. Affordable, too! What you need:
Truffle Oil too expensive for you? Then try Truffle Flavoured Extra Virgin Olive Oil! Works and tastes like the real thing. Bought this 1/4 liter bottle (CIRIO) from Santis Delicatessen at around Php200 only.

Let's get started!

FORM FOLLOWS FUNCTION: J. LINDEBERG IN MANILA

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Less is more when it comes to certain types of apparel movements. This rule is one that definitely encompasses the J. Lindeberg enterprise, a brand that sticks to the philosophy of Avant-garde minimalism, intimating at the elegant bohemian. Their approach cuts away at the unnecessary trappings of style without ever skimping on creativity. Slim-fitting, sleek, and decidedly practical, the label’s candid sensibilities are a welcome alternative to the local clothing scene.
Founded in 1996 by Johan Lindeberg, the company emerged from a desire to unleash a wealth of imagination. From a platform used to exercise a personal impetus, J. Lindeberg came to be known for its pared down silhouettes, unexpected details, and adherence to a distinct Swedish aesthetic, in over 30 countries worldwide. From shirts, pants, and jackets to belts and shoes, each piece is very well crafted and highly progressive in terms of design. Fabric innovations are not unknown of in J. Lindeberg circles. Hardcore sportsm…

AXE APOLLO SPACE ACADEMY SELECTS FIRST FILIPINO ASTRONAUT

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Last January, AXE – the no. 1 fragrance brand in the world – unveiled a campaign to take the first Filipino to space with over 20 others from over 160 countries worldwide to celebrate the launch of AXE Apollo, its newest and possibly most iconic fragrance yet.  
The Philippines was among the top countries that participated in the global campaign with over 28,000 applications for the opportunity to become the first Filipino to ever go to space.  From thousands, three candidates were selected to represent the country at the international AXE Apollo Space Camp held at the KennedySpaceCenter in the U.S.  The three candidates underwent astronaut training with over 100 others from all over the globe.  Finally, one has been chosen to take to space by 2015 as the first Filipino astronaut. 
After five days of grueling tests and challenges at the AXEApolloSpaceAcademy Space Camp, 22-year old Crossfit trainer and De La Salle University psychology graduate Chino Roque was declared the first Filip…

TRENDING: #HELLOKITTYAROUNDTHEWORLD (+GIVEAWAY)

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Ever wondered what it's like to walk down the streets of London? Or witness the dance of lights of the Eiffel Tower in Paris? Or simply bask in the afterglow of a night out in New York? Now, you don't even have to set a single foot outside the Philippines to have a truly unique holiday celebration this 2013 as Hello Kitty brings popular international landmarks and cultural sights to the local malls near you!
Fun and fantastical displays featuring popular and most loved Sanrio® characters will take all visitors into a quick and wondrous trip to their favourite and most coveted Western destinations. You can take your pick as several SM Malls showcase the marvelous sights and sounds of different tourist countries.
You can take a ride around London to see the Buckingham Palace and Big Ben in an iconic Double Decker Bus with Hello Kitty and friends such as Keroppi, Pochacco, and Bad Batzmaru in SM North EDSA. Or you can choose to hang out with Hello Kitty in Italy in SM Southmall …

MAKE 2014 YOUR YEAR WITH THE HAVAIANAS PLANNER

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What's the best way to start a year with a nice, hip and handy planner where you can scribble, write big plans and fun shenanigans for 2014?
This holiday season, Havaianas launches a special offer to its customers with the Limited Edition Havaianas 2014 Pocket Planner!
Starting December 1 to 31, 2013, Havaianas customers can avail of the pocket planner for only Php150 with a qualifying minimum purchase of Php1,500 worth of Havaianas merchandise.

These planners were patterned close to the well-loved Havaianas DNA with its iconic embossed rice patterns and lively hues of Red, Blue, Green and Lime throwing in the fun vibes in every writing.

Make these cool, notes-loving planner journey with you in making 2014 your year and spread instant joy with Havaianas!

*A percentage of the proceeds of the Havaianas Pocket Planner will aid UNICEF relief and rehabilitation efforts to help communities recover from the devastating impact of typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan).

LOOKBOOK #139 - WHY SO SERIOUS?

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In details,
Will talk later. I'm tired. #seriously

SINFUL SUNDAY #4 - FRIED OREO (AND THEN SOME)

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F-R-I-E-D O-R-E-O-S
And then some!
Nothing gets better than that.
What you need:
For the batter:
Prepare the batter by mixing the ingredients (1 cup pancake mix | egg | 1 tsp vanilla | 1/2 cup fresh milk | 1 tsbp olive oil) in a deep bowl.

PROJECT REBUILD

Coca-Cola Philippines in partnership with the Philippine Red Cross and Habitat for Humanity will be embarking on a massive program to help our brothers and sisters in Visayas get back on their feet this January 2014.
This is Project Rebuild.
Believing that no act is too small to make a difference in the lives of Yolanda survivors, the project proponents are calling for more donations and more hands to aid in full reconstruction and recovery.
Watch this:
If you want to learn more about Project Rebuild, check out the below online sources and follow updates via #rebuildPH
#RebuildPH Website: http://cokeurl.com/rebuildph
#RebuildPH Hotline: (02) 462-1333

THE DEL MONTE #GOREALGOLARGE EXPERIENCE

Happy holidays from Del Monte!
Catch Del Monte's Christmas 3D Video Wall-Mapping Showcase last day today, December 21, 7pm onwards at 30th Street, Corner 9th Avenue, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City.

CRUMPLER

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Complete your Christmas gift list with fun and quirky Crumpler bags at up to 70% discount at the Crumpler Outlet Sale!
Visit Crumpler at the SMX Convention Center, SM Mall of Asia today untilDecember 22, 2013 only.

SM CONSORTIUM CONFIDENT TO WIN LIGHT RAIL SINGLE TICKETING PROJECT

'TIS THE SEASON TO SHARE WITH TOKYO TOKYO'S SUMO MEALS (+TOKYO TOKYO RAMEN TRIVIA QUIZ GIVEAWAY)

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This season, Tokyo Tokyo’s Sumo Meals, one of the brand’s most popular items, offers huge helpings of delicious food, all with that authentic Japanese flavor.
Bringing together great combinations into one complete, oversized meal, it makes the perfect alternative for those looking for bigger portions to share. Customers get their favorite Tokyo Tokyo dishes at twice the satisfaction and value.

Sumo Meals combine any two Tokyo Tokyo signature meals such as Beef Misono, Pork Tonkatsu, Fried Chicken Karaage, Prawn & Vegetable Tempura, and Honey Chicken Teriyaki. The entire bento box comes with two steaming bowls of Tokyo Tokyo’s unlimited rice and two glasses of refreshing Red Iced Tea. It’s the ideal combination for those looking to snag a two-in-one dining experience.

Good, piping hot, and ultimately satisfying, Sumo Meals are sure to suit even the biggest appetites. This Christmas, new memories are made even better with everyone’s Tokyo Tokyo favorites!
Check out Tokyo Tokyo’s Sumo M…

LOOKBOOK #138 - WARS OF THE ROSES

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What do you do when you have a lot of conflict (black + roses = not your kind of peace) going on in your shirt?
Nothing!

But it would be good if you keep everything else's color spectrum on mute. Let's say black, for example.
In details,
Wore this look on the first day of #2GOBloggersMeet HERE.

JOY OF GIVING

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Admit it. We find joy in shopping.
But nothing beats the kind of joy in giving.
Ayala Malls are giving you the chance to experience the bliss of shopping and at the same time help fellow Filipinos affected by recent calamities in the Visayas region through the silent auction "Joy of Giving."
Here, you can bid on items* from Ayala Malls merchants and designers like shoes,
gadgets,
watches,
and for the "real" shopper -the ladies, accessories...
...and more!

Catch the auction this week in Trinoma until December 22, 2013.

'Joy of Giving' is a joint project of Ayala Malls, Look Magazine and Inquirer Lifestyle. Winning bids of the items from Ayala Malls merchants and designers will be given to the Ayala Foundation for the benefit of Bulig Bisaya, an appeal for the typhoon and earthquake victims of Visayas.