Wednesday, March 31, 2010


Greetings from UP fucking Diliman!

Fuck the holidays. I just missed the cut-off of this coming school year's graduate school application. Today's the last day and I didn't know government offices will only be open until lunchtime because of lent. Ugh! I already have all the needed documents with me! Jeezus. Now I'm here in the friggin' campus not knowing how to get home.

I wish I can say "Oh well, there's DLSU or ADMU." Right. Maybe if I'll sell a kidney. Then again they don't have oblation runs there.

Oh well, maybe next sem? Whatever. Right now, I just need to figure out how to get out of here.

Photo: Pinoy Travel Blog

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Don't-Fuck-With-Me Days

Three months, two out-of-town trips, a major heartbreak, and God knows how many throat problems later, I'm exhausted as hell. And it's just the first quarter of the year---my year!

Lately, I've been especially concerned about the future and other serious grownup thoughts. My interest towards my job is at an all-time low, and yet my uncontrollable spending is beginning to seriously burden me which is why I haven't been shopping this past weeks. I've also been thinking about my sister who has a new boyfriend, a colleague who may have HIV, and someone I terribly miss.

The other day, I had a mini meltdown when I couldn't find the documents I need for something very important. To top it all off, my hypersensitive throat is a constant source of shittiness.

Gawd, I miss my friends. I need good vibes for a change.

Gotta put the computer to sleep. It's Earth Hour.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Grownup Lectures

Greetings from Gateway! I got a new haircut. I think it's too short but I'm too tired to care.

I met up with Erin again today. We went to UP Diliman! I loved it. He showed me around and man was it fun walking around the campus. It made me miss college! Too bad I didn't bring a camera. My phone didn't have enough charge either so that completely sucked.

Anyway, I've been planning on pursuing further studies for the longest time. Nothing's final yet and I don't even know if I'll make the cut-off so God knows where I'll be in a few months.

My sister (eldest) and I talked on the phone this morning. She grilled me about my career and my future. Ugh. I hate it. She has a point. But jeezus, I don't like it when my plans in life (or lack thereof) are being questioned. Oh well, it's been a while since I've had some sermon from her.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Whatever Wednesday

Today was interesting and more productive than the usual aimless stroll around the mall. I wasn't able to hit the gym but I finally went to this travel agency to inquire about their US visa application assistance.

My father has been bothering me about this endlessly! There was never a phone conversation that didn't include him telling me to check this agency and I finally did today just so I can tell him that I did.

Just like I thought, it's very likely that the planned application will get denied again if I would be unemployed soon. I've been thinking of quitting my job you see.

All the pressure of having to keep a job that I hate and the pressure of not disappointing my parents have been stressing me out a lot. It's a good thing Erin came to the rescue earlier while I was at Robinson's Manila. I was able to forget about my worries for a while.

After eating, we headed to the red light district of Malate early before the party hours. There's nothing like a fun conversation while drinking al fresco (outside O Bar). The idea that it was my first time there would have been a big deal if not for the fact that we were the only customers at that time. Hahah... It was still a lot of fun though.

Spontaneous little things make me happy. Planning the future gets me worried.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Back in the City

Time flies when you're having fun indeed. I just got back from my short weekend home visit.

At Soul Superclub

It's funny how I always plan on just relaxing at home but I actually end up exhausting myself more. But it's the kind of tired that I like so it's all good.

Anyway, aside from work and another expected victory for Manny Pacquiao, the other thing that welcomed me back is this.

Beyonce almost stole the show but this is way better than Videophone. Telephone is actually worth the wait.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Coming Home

This is supposed to be a light, if not cheery, post. But as I was about to start typing this entry, I accidentally chanced upon a Planet Romeo (of all websites) profile with news about the death of this guy whose face looked familiar. I checked the Facebook page as suggested on the PR profile. It was then that I confirmed it's the guy I had planned on meeting up with weeks ago. He died just yesterday. This is sad in many ways. I hope he rests in peace.

It's freaky.

Anyway, I'm going home tomorrow. The last time I was there was back in June. It's just a short weekend trip which coincides with my sister's birthday. I'm excited.

Monday, March 08, 2010

Viktor & Rolf F/W 2010


The latest Viktor & Rolf show was so awesome. I can just imagine the goosebumps I would have if I were actually physically present at that show. Beyond genius.

Kristen McMenamy is a perfect muse! I'm loving this revival of the supermodel (the real deal that is).

I'm literally on my knees giving praise to these two fashion visionaries. Bravo.

Aries Lagat probably feels so good about himself right now. Hahah...

Some Notes On Fashion Week

I know it's late. But let's go!

First of all, Joseph Altuzarra is hot. I'd totally hit it.

Wouldn't you hit it too?
Oh, and his last collection was not bad--very Chris March with all the hair. And I love the leather pieces!

Now that that's out of the way, let me move on and play fashion guru. Everything is based on the collections I've seen online so far.

Innocence or worldlinesss?

Best Geek Chic - Marc Jacobs
It's amusing how Marc Jacobs can bring that understated sexiness to his clothes. They're quirky and almost unappealing at first but his aesthetic grows on you delightfully. He's such a master.

Most Disappointing - Versace
Leather cropped pants? No thanks. The show is as usual filled with electric sex. But it doesn't have that mesmerizing appeal I expect from Donatella. I'm not feeling the shoes either.

Most Surprising - Gareth Pugh
Good news people. You no longer have to be Roisin Murphy to rock Gareth Pugh! (Then again, there's the rent to worry about.) The edge and avant garde vibe is definitely still there but this collection is way more wearable than the past ones. No dead rats this time.

Most Likely To Sell and Bring in the $$$- Gucci
Gorgeous! Frida Gianini knows how to dress women. Period.

Flawless Freja. I can't wait to see Jennifer Connelly in these.
Most Exciting - Balenciaga
Nobody seems to know why Carine Roitfeld and her gang are blacklisted. But it looks like the French Vogue team missed one great show of innovative cuts and high fashion extrvaganza.

Most Overused Look - Balmain
Don't get me wrong. I love Balmain and the way the label is highlighting the female form. But some of the dresses look like reworked pieces from collections past-- same pattern, different fabrics. Just saying. So it was good to see the pantsuits, but not without Decarnin's high voltage glam touches of course.

Most Reminiscent of European Dramatic Seductresses - Dolce & Gabbana
Think Malena. It's a collection of impeccable tailoring, classic sexy silouhetttes and flawless craftsmanship. The Madonna ads make more sense now.

Best Trend - Socks with heels
Aside from fur, socks worn with heels were also ubiquitous on the runways. It's not groundbreaking but a great style statement nonetheless.

This is not even the tip of the iceberg.

Best Street Fashion Goddess - Giovanna Battaglia
There's a lot of style stars out there on the streets of fashion capitals but Vogue Italia fashion editor Giovanna Battaglia steals the show. A former model, she always looks stunning at God-knows-what-age. Her style is never safe and she's just painfully chic.

That's it. Back to reality. I have work tomorrow so I have to sleep.

Ah fashion. How you make me dream.

Photos:,, the sartorialist

Thursday, March 04, 2010

My Effing Throat 2

Hi and hello from Megamall!

No ice cold Coke for me.

So I just consulted the ENT at the efficient, clean and organized Megaclinic. The good news is, it's not my tonsils. So I don't really need a tonsillectomy soon. The bad news is, it's my pharynx. Basically, what the doctor said is, I'm just one of those malas people with very sensitive throats. He also said, with great emphasis, that this will last forever and I should avoid sweets and cold food/drinks.

Uhmm... No. I need my cake and ice cream and shakes and frappes.

But I'm relieved that if ever I would need a tonsillectomy, he confirmed that general anesthesia will be induced and not epidural. Hallelujah.

I love the Wham! here in Mega. It's a little noisy but I love the tables and the comfy large couches (not pictured above). And you can't go wrong with those hefty burgers.

My Effing Throat

I may have to get a tonsillectomy and I'm scared shitless. It's not really the operation itself but the anesthesia. Just thinking of that gigantic needle piercing through my spine makes me want to cry.

Since college, my throat has been a pain in the neck (pun intended). All this time, I've been having recurring sore throats/tonsilitis. You have no idea how much I've been spending on antibiotics. Those things are not cheap. My Mercury Drug Suki Card proved to be very useful.

My parents have been suggesting I undergo the operation because the bacteria may reach the heart and this will lead to rheumatic heart disease. So yeah, I'm totally fucked.

I plan to see an ENT tomorrow. I hope he/she is not a fan of epidurals.

Ok wait, there's hope. I just did a little research and general anesthesia is commonly used for tonsillectomies. This is the kind the patient inhales or is induced through the IV.