L de Lolita Lempicka

>> Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Today A gave me a pink box with intricate designs and accents. When I opened it, I saw this:


I have never heard of it, actually, nor seen it at Rustan's. Being the internet junkie I am, I googled it and according to Sephora:

L de Lolita Lempicka
L, the second perfume from designer Lolita Lempicka, embodies an ancient mariner myth, with the sea for a background and a mermaid for a mistress. The woman who wears it is untamed and precious, free and elusive. The scent itself is a passionate combination of everlasting flower, bitter orange, cinnamon, vanilla and precious woods. And like a treasure recovered from the deep, the aquamarine, heart-like jewel of a bottle is caught in a golden net.

Notes:
Bitter Orange, Cinnamon, Immortal, Vanilla, Precious Woods, Solar Notes, Musk.
Style:
Fantastical. Elusive. Free-spirited.

Hahaha. Fantastical? Elusive? Free-spirited?

Whatevs. I'd have to admit the bottle is divine, though.

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Route 196 on Oct 17/18

>> Thursday, October 16, 2008

Route 196 - 2nd Year Anniversary Party

Entrance is FREE!
Music Starts 9PM

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Part 1, Oct. 17 - Friday
We’ll Rock You Smooth With
Up Dharma Down
Swissy
Julianne
Agnes Ingarra
Chillitees
Toi
Kakoi Legaspi + Johnoy Danao

Part 2, Oct 18 - Saturday
We’ll Rock You Smooth With
Kamikazee
Urbandub
Roots of Nature
Paramita
Radioactive Sago Project
Hilera
Juan Pablo Dream
The Jerks

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Imagination + Creativity = Team Manila


Imagination can go a long way. And where none seems to make sense, a creative person finds a story. 


It’s been a year since Team Manila welcomed Lomography and opened Philippine’s very own Lomographic Embassy. And now as we celebrate our one-year anniversary as Ambassadors, Team Manila will be having another one of its exhibit series entitled LOMOGRAPHICS, a collabo-experiment exhibition among invited lomographers, artists and writers.

LOMOGRAPHICS aspires to divulge the true essence of what we refer to as “happy accidents” or surprisingly captivating works of art. In this exhibit, each participant was given specific tasks for three days, where they would carry out at different times and at different locations. 
With their unbound imagination well intact, artists are to find connections in these seemingly unconnected elements and fuse together the output of each in their artworks. 

The end result of this collabo-experiment remains a mystery, even to us.

So join us in the anticipation of discovering serendipitous results on October 24, 7pm at Team Manila.

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Shameless Plugging


I am on BworldOnline. Lolsssss.

What can I say? Don't let gloom ruin your glam. :)

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Flickin': Now and Then

>> Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Last night was one emo trip for me as I scoured my shelves for a movie to watch. As soon as I saw Now & Then, I knew it was the movie to pop into the DVD player.

IMDB says: A summer when four friends made a promise to return anytime they needed each other. Twenty years later, that time has come.

A summer when four friends made a promise to return anytime they needed each other. That time has come.

In every woman there is the girl she left behind.

Now and Then (1995) starring Christina Ricci, Demi Moore, Rosie O'Donell, Thora Birch, Melanie Griffith and etc. was one of the movies shown when I was an 11 year old trying to find my place in the world. I felt that as the girls were discovering crushes, first kisses, riding bikes (this I learned when I was 18), parent-issues, sneaking out etc., I was one with them with growing up.

I particularly felt nostalgic when Sam (Moore) was driving back to Shelby, Indiana to see childhood friends and Sophie Hawkins' As I Lay Me Down came playing. Somehow it hit me harder now, after 13 years since its first showing since there were lessons I had learned the hard way, traits developed and never knew I had, and people who helped shape who I am now.

Melancholy aside, I find the scene where the girls were painting Roberta's (Ricci) front gate very funny and a light-hearted, almost kilig moment. Sugar, sugar was the particular song then and they were singing along, wearing men's polo (there goes that again) and I couldn't help but reminisce my days as a kid who wore my brother's shirts because I found them more enticing to wear than spaghetti strap tops.

I initially thought that Ricci's character was the one I related to the most, but since last night, I realized it was Thora Birch's performance as Tinny that moved me and shook me to the core. You see, she was the one who had Hollywood dreams, tinkered with make-up at 11 (yes, I did that, too!) and felt insecure not having boobies at that time. Ha! I know!

But more than anything else, it was the fact that she didn't spend that MUCH time with her parents. Like her, my parents were career-people and left me to the care of my yaya. I've never regretted it and somehow it made me who I am today so all is cool. :)

As Demi Moore said in this poignant movie: In every woman there is the girl she left behind.

I am no exception.

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A Chaotic Office Space

Nearly 8 months into the ball game, my once immaculately pristine table looks like this now:

Yikes. Someone better start cleaning.

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Little, shiny moments

You know when your day is so-so and something so little yet so giggle-inducing happens? I just had mine right now and it was related to Mr. X.

It was one of those eensy weensy moments when you contemplated for hours whether to go for something, back out then kid yourself for being such a wuss then finally, finally doing it. And getting rewarded.

Simply put, Mr. X implied there was gonna be this *time* and ugh. I'm wearing a stupid smile right now. While eating Winnie the Pooh cookies. WTF?!

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I am debating whether or not go to this thing at Temple. Srsly. I didn't even know Temple still existed because last I checked, it was replaced by Spicy Fingers. Oh well.

Yuck. I'm such a wuss.

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Outfit of the Day: Polo-inspired top and Gray Shoes

>> Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Of course, I had to wear the C & K shoes I bought last Sunday. Here's what I'm wearing today:

Aqua blue polo-inspired top, Landmark: I especially love this trend. It makes women who wear such like they just rolled out of the bed in their boyfie's shirts (of course I'm not implying they did) and that for me is sooooo sexy.

Skinny jeans from Lee

Gray Shoes, Charles & Keith

Bag from Souk

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Weekend Haul from ATC


Last Saturday, I trooped over to the South because I was kind of missing the laid back feel of just hanging out in the South. You see, about six months ago, I relocated to Makati because I was so addicted to work (ha!) that I had to live close by. Anyhoo, since I haven't been to Alabang Town Center for quite a while, I made sure it was the first place I went to. And my agenda? Shopping!

My haul:

From PCX:

1. Clairol's Herbal Essences Shampoo in Color Me Happy : I've been a fan of Clairol's as a kid and forgot all about it when I grew up simply because more and more shampoo brands came out in the market. When I saw the packaging and the name last Saturday, I quickly dumped it into my basket and bought it.  Color Me Happy! The name is endorphin-triggering! Even the smell is to die for. Acoording to Clairol, the shampoo is infused with acai berries and satin. Seriously, it smells like Pink Kool Aid.

2. J & J Milkbath: No other bodywash, for me, comes close to smelling like real milk as J & J does. 

3. Mouthwash

4. Carmex Cherry Lipbalm: My friend C has always raved about how Carmex kept moisture to her lips all day. I was gonna give it a try :)

5. Toothbrush Case

6. Pantene Total Care Conditioner : I may be able to go a day without shampoo but conditioner? No. Pantene rocks and so does the smell.

7. Goody Hair Elastics : Since I had my hair cut short, I started tying it up on days I don't feel like blow drying it. :(

8. Colgate Classic

10. Playtex Slimfits Tampons : Yup, am a tampon girl.

11. L'Oreal Telescopic Mascara. I've never tried a L'Oreal Mascara so I'll give this baby a try, and a review if I get the energy! :)

From Kisses & Co.

1.Black & White ruffled ensemble + A-line skirt

2.Black Satin halter dress with bow

From TwentySomething Girls:

Purple puffed sleeves satin top

From the magazine shop:

Rogue, the Style Issue, featuring Hindy Weber-Tantoco on the cover.

From Charles & Keith:

Gray low-heeled pumps in size 38. Charles & Keith for me is a brand that's very classy and reserved when it comes to styles. I have yet to comment on the quality because this is the first C & K pair I've bought but generally, I think they're quite sturdy. My officemate C swears by the brand and trooped to Singapore so she can buy loads of C & K shoes. For this pair, I immediately bought it because gray shoes are trendy at the moment and I've been looking for shoes that are pointy but not too high at the same time.

That's it for now. :) What about you, what was your weekend buy?

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A Kind of Burning by Ophelia Dimalanta

>> Monday, October 13, 2008



Whenever you least expect it, you stumble into words that translate your thoughts. Here are mine, for the moment:


A Kind of Burning
Ophelia Dimalanta



it is perhaps because

one way or the other

we keep this distance

closeness will tug as apart

in many directions

in absolute din

how we love the same

trivial pursuits and

insignificant gewgaws

spoken or inert

claw at the same straws

pore over the same jigsaws

trying to make heads or tails

you take the edges

i take the center

keeping fancy guard

loving beyond what is there

you sling at the stars

i bedeck the weeds

straining in song or

profanities towards some

fabled meeting apart

from what dreams read

and suns dismantle

we have been all the hapless

lovers in this wayward world

in almost all kinds of ways

except we never really meet

but for this kind of burning.


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My Hair Chronicles

>> Wednesday, October 8, 2008


Yup. I've gotten rid of my *bitchy* hair. 

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