Sunday, September 25, 2011


Ever since I first saw this clip, I've watched it multiple times. I die each time.

I need more of this. Not the gayness silly, laughter.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Challenging Class

Ohmigodmycutieclassmatesatinfrontofmelastnight! And now, I'm 100% sure he's gay. Must. Not. Get. Distracted.

Also, the professor for our events class is Fashion Pulis! What a character! Think 'Joshua' from Temptation Island fame but louder. He spruced up his Fred Perry shirt and dark, denim pants combo with red, suede loafers; an orange, snakeskin bangle; diamond encrusted watch and ring plus a big, tan Birkin (of course) which sat on his table like an altar. At one point, he brought out a gigantic fan as if the air-conditioning wasn't strong enough despite the fact that we were freezing our balls off. Then again, he just came from Iceland.

Just like him, this course is bound to be extravagant.

"Kidneys, meet eBay."

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Bruni La Musique

You have to hand it to the French. Their first lady is a former model who is not only stunning but can also sing. And to say that her music is not bad would be an understatement. About four of her songs have been in my playlist for a few months now. I don't listen to them everyday but when I do, it's always a treat. Now, I cannot stop downloading more.

Her version of 'You Belong to Me' is warm, soothing and romantic. Just beautiful.

This other one, if I'm not mistaken, is also a cover. It's the kind of music that speaks to you despite it being in French like most of her songs. It evokes emotions that are hard to explain, not so different from the way Beethoven's classics would.

This one has a slight Jack Johnson quality to it, only sexier.

Her music often transports you to a cinematic setting straight out of a French film. Thanks to Mrs. Sarkozy, quiet Sunday afternoons or cold, stay-in nights such as this one become enchanting and more interesting.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Fashion Shmashion

It's Twitter's fault. That's my excuse. Being bombarded with updates about this year's Fashion's Night Out and the shows at New York Fashion Week has somehow washed out my enthusiasm for putting out my own opinion on the collections. Truth be told, I haven't even checked a single show online. There's just something about the influx of real-time information from different sources about a single subject that throw me off. Fashion this, fashion that. It's like so much has been said and for some reason, I find myself separating from the herd. Lately, I've been thinking more (than usual at least) about food. I've stuffed my face with ice cream, pancakes and doughnuts. Am I going the Tyra Banks route? Ugh. No.

Oh but do not turn your back on me dear fashion forces. This is nothing but a phase. Perhaps the upcoming Paris Fashion Week will be more interesting.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Random Rants

Obrigada Obrigado

I believe there is no single correct answer, only an honest and well-delivered one. Miss Philippines' question was difficult and controversial. It deserves a series of debates. I personally have a different opinion but her conviction is certainly admirable. She was sharp, confident and honest. She spoke sincerely from the heart which was the best way to defend her stand.

Having said all that, I think she deserved at least 2nd runner-up. As for Angola, she was lovely and she is not undeserving. She was one of my bets after all.

That's all. Muito obrigado bitches.

Last Night on the Island

There's something happening.

During the last night of our stay in Boracay, I met someone. It wasn't a surprise but it's not planned either. We found each other online that evening and it so happened we were both going out that night so we decided to meet outside Epic. I have a vague recollection of the few minutes we spent together as I was already a little hammered then. I remember him to be tall, quite cute with chinito features and an average body. There was a naughty moment but we both realized we didn't want it or want each other enough so we eventually decided to part ways never to hear from each other again. Perhaps we were just up for different things? Not important. I am more interested in what I feel about it--or not feeling really. Sure, it would have been fun if we took things farther but I am amused at how I didn't care so much that we didn't hit it off which is really, in my opinion, how such situation should be handled. And it's not just with this guy too. It's refreshing, this kind of apathy. 

Based on history trends, this is supposed to be the season when my dating life is relatively active; when my fumes are luring in potential partners. But alas, I'm barely talking to guys and it's cool.

School Again

School has just started again and I'm already getting stressed out. Gawd, I hope this is not a prelude of the things to come. Not fun. Ooh, by the way, I have a cute classmate. Hah!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Miss Universe 2011 Bets

I'm no pageant expert and I don't exactly scream my tonsils out during the airing of the annual Ms. Universe competition but after last year's brouhaha, this year's event should be an interesting one.

Of course I do hope the Philippines' representative, Shamcey Supsup, at least gets in the Top 5. She's in good shape and thank goodness the girl is smart and articulate. However, securing that spot is not easy. There are some tough competition.

Mostly based on pictures only, here, I think, are some of the other candidates to watch.

Costa Rica

This girl is oozing with sultry Latina appeal. I'm not sure how tall she is and I'm doubting she's elegant enough but she certainly has strong presence.


We all know she's getting in the Top 16, right? (Or is it Top 15?) Well, she is stunning you know.


Ms. Greece has striking facial features and she seems to know how to move and pose. Confident and gorgeous. A strong contender this one.


I love how sweet Ms. Angola looks. There's just something about her.


Hello, Niki Taylor is that you? I'm not so sure about this Parisian lass but I'd watch out for her anyway.

Other girls that are also worth noting are Israel, Korea and Czech Republic.

As much as I would like to stay home and watch the show live, I can't because of work. I guess I'd have to settle for Twitter updates. Tomorrow, err today, should really be an official holiday for gay guys.


Monday, September 12, 2011

Shore Time Lovin'

What was supposed to be a 2-night alone time in Boracay to celebrate my birthday turned into a 3-night beach extravaganza with friends from school and also with 2 of my cousins.

As with any trip, I did my research in advance for the accommodation. I have been to the island many times but Boracay is ever changing which is one of the things that I love about it. This means new establishments, renovations and new attractions. After reading the reviews and a few phone inquiries, I "presented" Shore Time Hotel to my friends. The good deal price and the inclusions as well as the positive reviews sealed the deal.

Penthouse. Nice and neat save for that stained stool in need of new upholstery.

Yes, the name is a little off-putting. It was awkward explaining it to my parents when they asked on the phone where me and my friends are staying. When I said the name, I immediately had to spell it out. Then I heard them talk to to each other, laughing while trying to make sense of what I was saying.

When I found out the property is not really beachfront as stated in several websites, I got a little disappointed. It turns out the hotel is across the street from Obama Grill, a beachfront restaurant which has the same owner as Shore Time and the Andok's next to it. Guests are welcome to lounge on Obama's beach chairs.

Shore Time is relatively new having opened only 3 years ago. The property is well-maintained and everything seems to be working perfectly save for the wifi and the hot shower which acted up a few times during our stay. But the real charm of the hotel goes beyond the neat rooms; the soft, spotless, white sheets, the Kohler bathroom fixtures; and the hefty, delicious, complimentary breakfast meals. I wish I took a picture of the staff because they really are the star of the accommodation. The service is just excellent; from the phone booking to the transfers. I have to be honest; I'm not the most generous tipper but with Kuya Raffy, the guy who assisted me from the airport to the hotel, I gladly gave a handsome amount (for me at least) because he deserved it. When we left, we also left the front desk staff a few hundreds and I even suggested that they put a tip box. They were all lovely. I don't know how they were trained but I wish all personnel in the hospitality business are the same as the ones in Shore Time. They were genuinely warm, proactive in giving recommendations and they willingly served with a smile.

Roomy, clean and modern bathroom.

The big, lower balcony of the penthouse has a view of the beach, of the street under it and of Obama

Partial ocean view. Full fresh air access. This balcony is massive.

The fridge is inside the middle cabinet.

A few minutes before leaving.

My friends surprised me at the loft.

Darn magic candles.

I realize I sound like I have been paid to make this entry but no, I just like to give credit where credit is due. Shore Time was obviously an excellent choice and it was a great part of our stay in Boracay. It made my birthday even more memorable.

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Birthday at the Beach

Has it been a week?

Three nights in Boracay and another 3 nights at home. Now, I'm back in Manila and my back is itchy. It could be the sunburn but it could also be the longing for a longer, more envigorating vacation. Then again, what's a vacation without some hard work? (Uhm, a really cool and amazing one?)

Thursday, September 01, 2011


It's my day today. I'm overwhelmed by the greetings and warm wishes.

Afternoon Stroll

To celebrate, I decided to treat myself to a fun getaway. I'm here on the beautiful island of Boracay with friends. I intended to go alone but they decided to join me. The girls even surprised me this morning with a cake, balloons and banderitas in the hotel room. So thoughtful!

My life is far from perfect but still, thank You for the blessings. Here's to more celebrations, friends and love! Cheers!