Sunday, January 25, 2015

THE COLOGNES WOMEN WANT MEN TO WEAR

I came across this article several months ago when I was browsing through GQ's September 2014 issue. Prior to reading, I already have in my collection, Paco Rabanne's 'Invictus'. I recently acquired Lacoste L!VE because of what Nikki Glaser (see below) thought of it. "It smells like a guy who trims his ball hair (haha!)." That's a good thing according to GQ. Actually, I've gotten a lot of compliments from using it. It's my when-all-else-fails,-wear-this-cologne cologne. Both scents scored 3 out of 3 with Invictus being Victoria's Secret model Shanina Shaik's favorite. Who would argue with that?
Illustrations by Lauren Tamaki
It's actually good to know women's thoughts of men's colognes rather than reading it from some "expert." After all, they are the very reason why we spray on these scents. Meet the panel.
The Tastemaker
London-based Tank mag is the arbiter of cool for young Britannia. Fashion director Caroline Issa,with impeccable taste, is the reason why.
The Runway Regular
"A scent on a man changes whether or not a woman wants to be approached," says Aussie model Shanina Shaik, who bares (almost) all for Victoria's Secret.
The Wisecracker
All-American-blonde looks paired with viciously funny jokes make comedian Nikki Glaser the woman you can count on to tell you the truth--especially if it hurts.
Other scents featured: Pharrell Williams Girl by Comme Des Garcons (scored 1 out of 3), Masculin Pluriel by Maison Francis Kurkdjian (2 out of 3), Michael Kors for Men (3! Glaser: "It smells like an expensive baby."), and Luna Rossa Extreme by Prada (scored 2 out of 3; Issa: "Like a guy who rolled around in the earth").

Feature lifted from GQ September 2014 issue. Full article HERE.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

#BWFRESHSTART

It's a fresh start for one of the countries leading lifestyle brand, Boardwalk (the newest member of the Superbrands Ltd community), as it launched its latest collections for 2015 last January 13 at Luxent Hotel, Timog.


Let's get to know more of the collections and the brand's latest additions to its roster of fresh-faced stars!

Friday, January 23, 2015

LUCKY

I really don't believe in luck.

Okay, after "luckily" winning in a series of events the past days and being able to sing with my idol (Bamboo!), I'm taking back my first statement. But let me add that the kind of luck that actually works is the kind that you work hard for. And I'd like to believe that I've been working hard (really) to get my "lucky" winnings. Well, that, plus a healthy dose of positive thinking. Believe me, it works.

So, it's been a while seen I last posted a decent blog entry. And by decent, I mean the usual blog works --photos, stories (both personal), and the like. I was reminded by a friend that I've been putting too much effort on Instagram more than my blog and I realized that hey, I'm a blogger and not just an Instagramer.
But you can still follow me on Instagram if you want to. It's @paultheprguy. Thanks!
Now, I'm back! Spreading luck like a leprechaun in my polka dotted shoes and shirt.

This is a photo-heavy entry so please, indulge me. It's my first personal blog entry for 2015, after all!

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

HAPPINESS IN A BOX

I grew up having the honorable role of being the "box-opener" in the family. I was the youngest (then) so don't ask why.

My mom used to send these balikbayan boxes full of cans of Birch Tree milk, Safari chocolates, and what-not. Opening the boxes was an event in itself for me. It made me happy.

Fast forward to today. I'm a hypocrite if I tell you that I no longer get excited when I receive things and gifts in boxes. Though I prefer those rectangular boxes with the logo of a bitten apple, FYI. Or at least anything related to it. Like this iPhone 6 cover which I recently bought at Zalora.

I'll never outgrew that feeling. That feeling of happiness coming from opening a boxed present. Same feeling that these kids felt in this video.