The first time I learned guitar was when I thought my younger brother became really good at it. Yeah I became jealous at some point, a little competition right there when we were in grade school. That's why I decided to learn playing the guitar, then brother became really really good at it and I got stuck somewhere. His first ever guitar was a gift from my mother. Both my parents play the instrument and now my sister become good at it too. Anyhow my brother wished for a good Fender Bass (which he never had when he was younger) but at this point in his life like he could actually save up for things he wants so I referred him to this site which offers cheap fender bass. There's a good Roger Waters Precision Bass (named after the world-famous bassist/singer song writer). This comes with 12 month extended warranty and 0% interest with Easy Payments. If you want a wish granted this new year, I told my brother, he'd better pre-order today! because this will be available by January 25, 2011.

There's a $499.99 Fender Rumble 350 bass combo amp, a 23% off from the original price. There's also a Fender Startcaster Jazz Bass Electric Bass Pack at $259.99 or 6% discounted Fender Shop Custom Classic Jazz Bass IV Special Guitar Bass or even for you my dear readers who would like to reward yourself with Fender Accessories Custom '60s Jazz Bass Pickups Guitar. Just how amazing this website is! Go to become.com, this is where you search and shop for cheap fender bass. Let me add that these are not all they have, the site is a one stop shop for your other electronic needs. They've got iPods, Plasma TVs and even cellphones. But the site definitely offers cheap fender bass, see for yourself! Happy shopping and happy new year everyone!


Christmas Eve

I wonder how it feels like to spend Christmas (eve, that is) in another country. I was close to having that chance when I went to Brisbane last year but it was in november (still close to december). Let me share our tradition here in the Philippines during the holidays.

100 days
Countdown begins at the 100th day. Yep! not 10 not 5 but 100. As soon as the calendar turns to "BER" so thus our Christmas. People in the neighborhood bring out christmas trees, put on dancing christmas lights and play christmas songs. Prices of toys, gift items, dresses etc are discounted up to 70% except for the food which actually doesn't get cheaper but the other way around. Malls, my gawd is jam packed with mall rats, people from all walks of like trying to figure out to how to spend their bonuses, 13th month pay and whatnot. I am guilty of course but I'm saving up a little because I'm visiting my family on the 27th because I'll be spending new year with them after 6 years. Children serenade every home with exchange of coins or bills but I give candies or food.

Simbang gabi, that's what we call it. Like any other catholic countries Novena is a 9-day mass/prayer tradition. Anticipated mass is during the night and novena mass it at 4AM. They say that when you completed 9 days of Novena mass your wish will be granted. Well good luck to that, I usually stayed late at night so I only had 3 mornings.

Christmas eve and Noche Buena
Family first! But my housemates are my family tonight. I am 1 hour 45 minutes plane ride from my FAMILY but tonight at Noche Buena we're having chicken, mango shake, HAM and pasta. Mass will be at 9PM or earlier (haven't checked the schedule yet).

I know we're 12 hours ahead of time but heck, it'sChristmas no matter where and who you are let's all celebrate it with a happy heart even just for one night. Just so you know the music is playing sooo loud across the street and fireworks are everywhere.

Happy birthday Jesus!!!! And happy Christmas everyone.

By the way I'm blog hopping too, have a fun filled blog hop. Oh and by the way I have a poll on the side, can you answer those three questions for me please please please. :D Thank you.


Laoag Gymnastics Group

Allow me to say I am sooooo proud to be a Filipino. Watching this talent, watching this magnificent performance, it is so awesome! I've been watching showtime for as long as I could and the show never failed to amuse me. But this isn't about the show, it's about these kids from Laoag City. Look at the crowd, so wild, so excited, so awed! A well deserved win, a well deserved 1 million pesos. We hope to see them in Olympics 2012 in London. I don't know, let's see. Enjoy!


Modelli Folli/Model Madness

There are personalities who won people's hearts because they are beautiful, period.They shine because they have a pretty face and perhaps all the jewelries and accessories to go with it. But there are other people who inspires others, who manage to make something out of their talent, who in one way or another find another reason to contribute to the society. I'm talking about Tyra Banks. I'm a HUGE fan. I remembered one time when we were watching a movie back in the 90s (I forgot what it was - or was it Life-Size?) we were staring long enough trying to figure out who she was and who she looked it. And we were like ...... ahhh, her name's Tyra Banks and she looked like Barbie. Then we saw her again in Cayote Ugly,she was so skinny and all but still pretty and articulate too. And I think I love her after that. From being a super model, TV host, business woman to launching an online magazine "www.tyra.com" to turning someone's dream of becoming America's Next Top Model, she's an inspiration to me. And now on ANTM's cycle 15 she wasn't afraid to try new things like directing. To showcase her directorial debut which is totally high fashion, edgy and I must say amazing here's "Modelli Folli" (“Model Madness”). Total Madness. Love it!



Take A Picture (by Filter)

I don't know why it keeps playing in my head lately. When my sister found this video I was jumping with joy.  Have fun everyone!


Philippine Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2011

I'd like to give an honest opinion about last night's show. It was my first Philippine Fashion Week and i'm a bit disappointed. Don't get the wrong, the designers and their collections were awesome, people embraced fashion, models were like angels - they to me were life-sized dolls, the music - fantastic, but if you put them all together - the event as a whole - was ahhhmmm so-so. Every piece of the event was working but when you put them all together something is missing. But i'd like to give kudos to whoever directed the show - it takes a pro to organize big events. I was expecting a louder clap from the audience, more woooows, some oooohhhs and ahhhhhs maybe, few nods or maybe a startled look but nothing seemed to excite them. No discussion from the people behind me. There were live tweets - that I am sure of.

Then something happened right in the middle of Don Protasio's collection the music died. That was a three-minute heartbeat stopper. We clapped in honor of the designer, but the show must go on. Music was back for a few seconds then it went out again. Ok this is the part that I like about the audience, everyone was so quiet. I felt like there's some godly feel about fashion shows that if something goes wrong people respect the imperfection, just like that, just like last night.

As for me and my friends we were so excited. Standing behind privileged audiences my eyes were busy looking for celebrities, known people from the media and familiar faces from the fashion industry. I may have spotted some but I don't know their names.

My camera lense isn't good, we were at the back standing, I can't get a good picture yet I was so preoccupied taking pictures. I'd post them anyway, they're not of good quality but the designs were amazing. We were there for Herbert Custodio, he's my friend's friend.

Last night's designers were Bo Parcon, Dimple Lim, Donn Protasio Jot Losa, Russell Villafuerte, Anthony Cesar Ramirez, Donn Delantar, Enrico Carado, Herbert Custodio, Kermit Tesoro, Oz Go, Xernan Ortico.

Mabuhay Philippine Fashion Industry!!! See you again next year!

Before the show

Yan and Me :)
Lovers Andrew and Yan. LOL (more like a girlfriend relationship) :D

The Show.

The show  started when models were showing off Vaio laptops - P series. (gahh, i want one. Black!)

Bo Parcon's Collection. I wish I had a closer look, I really like what this girl was wearing.

Donn Protasio's Yellow (?) and Black. Reminds me of Pixar's "The Incredibles"

Russell Villafuerte: His collection reminds me of Croton Petra plants. His finale dress is cute. This was the part when Yan said she didn't like the masks the girls were wearing. She said it was eerie. LOL
Xernan Ortico's collection reminds me of bugs.

Enrico Carado's collorful insect inspired dresses. I think this is the chic version of Xernan's collection.

Herbert Custodio's  sporty funky collection. I like how he incorporated brilliant-chic colors to sports wear.

This pretty collection is by Jot Losa. He's behind the models wearing pink pants and white top. I like the color of his finale dress. It was a combination of soft pink and off white color which gives you a very chic, light and classy feel.

Kermit Tesoro's collection reminds me of Alexander McQueen. These girls were wearing the first picture (sort of) shoes. His dresses were the most exciting collection i've seen from last night's event.

Oz Go's collection spells SUMMER. These swimwear were really cute, I like his finale dress but i'm pretty sure none of these will fit me. Let's see come summer 2011.

Anthony Cesar Ramirez's - as my housemate would have described it - neat collection.

After the show.

Andrew, Yan, Dockie and myself. We didn't ask someone to take a picture of us because everyone's busy taking their own picture so one of us must suffer. LOL

Gorgeous skyscarpers!! Amazing Supermodels!!!! Can you name these ladies (and the gent) please please please?!

 Finally, my favorite strangers. I love how they looked at my camera and smiled. Thank you very much. 

By the way I won Rajo Laurel's premium ticket to his Wharton Show. Sad part? I just read my email today. boooo. Rajo, I could have seen your collection. :( Thank you for your generosity.

Now that's my invitation right there!


Armani Campaign - Housekeeping ft Cristiano Ronaldo

 I wanted to post about Rajo's design talk yesterday but I left my lappy in the office so I can't upload the pictures. I'll give you as much details as I can but for let's enjoy the show. Countrymen, let me present to you Cristiano Ronaldo for Armani. sssssssmokin hot!


Rajo's Design Talk

For details of this talk you can call the Ayala Museum. Students are discounted, of course I paid in full. So i'll be there tomorrow and I'll bring my camera. I hope to get a good shot of Rajo plus he promises a good talk on design that's why I'm really excited. Check out his blog or follow him on twitter for updates.


Fall Runway Trend Oscar De La Renta inspired

I subscribed to MissChievous TV on youtube hoping to get ideas on how to put make up on and this is one of her fantastic ideas. This is the closest that you can get to what make up artists do in an Oscar De La Rent runway show without having to sit on the front row, Fall Runway Trend Oscar De La Renta inspired.

Other reason to blog

Last month I finally bought my first dSLR [Nikon D3000 to be exact], it's a traveler's must have. But I'd like to take beautiful photos of ordinary and not so ordinary people wearing extraordinary outfit.