>> Saturday, September 26, 2009
** Much as I'd like to write about my new love, Ellana Foundation, and shu uemura loose powder, I'd have to
reserve this for some other time. My heart is too heavy.
As inspired by her royal Cabyness [again, thanks for the idea, love], am posting a Looklet look I did, something one would see me wearing most of the time. Now, on top of mind, I'd think dresses, because I love wearing dresses and skirts. But if I had an outfit I'd wear like second skin, it would be this. I love shorts, and I can go anywhere in short shorts. And you know how real this can get? I have clothes that look exactly the same! :D Except the bag, of course.
I am probably one of the biggest fans of Multiply selling since, well, early last year. Even before it became a rage, I've been in contact with sellers, with goods ranging from tights to Hello Kitty wheel covers [yes, I own one.] It's just a little treasure trove, isn't it? Multiply, I mean.
My girl, Mac, who is now based in Cebu City opened her Multiply store aptly called City of Vintage. Mac is probably one of the always-best-dressed persons I know and her opening a shop just fits the bill. She doesn't design clothes yet. Her store features unique vintage finds, something one would guess if present at her wedding.
Oh and I'm buying this belt [*giddy*] after she named it after me.
Do you remember the scene from the movie 'Clueless' where Cher Horowitz was flipping in her PC and searching for something to wear? I do and I feel like her right here, right now.
These past few days, Facebook lost my attention because of my newest addiction: Looklet.com. I tell ya, it's extremely fun to channel your inner stylist! Here are some looks I've made:
01 Mood: Annoyed. I had this weird conversation with three people last Friday night and up until now, I have no idea what they were telling me --- or where it came from.
02 Best thing about this weekend: Another long weekend in the Philippines, two more nights before I can watch The Big Bang Theory and How I Met Your Mother season premieres!
03 Last movie I saw: I haven't been able to watch a movie this week because everything was incredibly busy :(
04 What I’m watching: One Tree Hill Season 7 premiere --- which was disappointing, by the way. With no more Chad Michael Murray and Hilarie Burton, the show feels like a badly-done collage of some sort. While I never really liked their team-up [always have rooted for Lucas and Brooke], the show seemed empty without Lucas' voice overs and Peyton's I'm-so-kawawa drama. The only savior in this show, IMO, is Austin Nichols, playing Brooke's movie producer boyfriend, Julian Baker.
05 Fashion lust: This!
Trust me, it's paradise. This is where the hungry come to feed. For mine is a generation that circles the globe and searches for something we haven't tried before. So never refuse an invitation, never resist the unfamiliar, never fail to be polite and never outstay the welcome. Just keep your mind open and suck in the experience. And if it hurts, you know what? It's probably worth it.
I'm still feeling a high from all the travels I've done. The BFF and I had a nice trip in the land of cheap Charles and Keith [and oh, Vincci!] shoes ----- KK, Malaysia ---and I really haven't recuperated. You see, while I thought we were lose our minds resting at the beach, we ended up partying like crazy and yep, shopping till our legs gave up.
I don't normally do reviews on stuff I use inside the bathroom, I feel like it's a given --- bath products should always be luxurious and sweet-smelling. End of story.
But this is quite an exception, in the past few days [weeks, even!] of my lethargic state and whining sessions with both friends and colleagues, the one thing that saved my mornings was this:
A deeply moisturizing and cleansing body wash of energizing Lemon, Peppermint, May Chang and Lemongrass with mango extract.
Directions: Pump a small amount on the palm of your hand or on a loofa or sponge. Lather all over your body and inhale deeply to experience the energizing power of the pure essential oils.
Today, one of the people I admire [at work] emailed me this, rather out of the blue:
I think I know what your 'problem' is on writing. I think,and I may be wrong, but I do suspect that maybe you're finding it difficult to write when you're not writing from your own perspective, the way you as Tara Jerika will deliver messages.
You have a very strong personality, and for you to go against it may prove futile or result to material written from a conflicted perspective. Well, if you must know, you are a very engaging conversationalist. You interview people (Bam and Pia) and speak to many in a fluid, entertaining manner. and perhaps you should just keep it in your writing as well. I can name a number of writers who try their darnedest to write fluidly...and they find it difficult because they can't carry conversations well. so maybe you should try to always write the way you speak....It may be easier and will be much more fun.
As i recall, your speaking performance at the interview was your biggest edge....your boss to validate =)
The first impulse is always one of love.Alexis Tioseco, Rogue Magazine, July 15, 2008
The more films I saw, specifically local independent films, the more I wanted to see. The deeper I got, the more responsibility I felt, the stronger the need to do something, to share that which I found beautiful.
Writing in English, I never felt much of a need to write about foreign (non-Filipino) movies—though I’m often asked to, and mostly of Hollywood fare. While I love cinema in general, a passion that has grown exponentially over the years, I feel no need to put myself in service of that which doesn’t need it. The feeling has always been: why write about Juno when I’ve hardly read anything incisive put to print about the great animation of Roxlee? Why write about No Country For Old Men when there’s the brilliantly charming films of Antoinette Jadaone waiting to be discovered by readers? The same held true for a stint I had reviewing films every other week on The Breakfast Show on Studio 23. The informal terms of agreement: I could review anything I wanted, local or foreign, new or old, short or long, so long as they could get clips to show. It didn’t make waves by any means—it was but a single segment on a show for viewers with ADD—but I think it meant something to some people: Kris Villarino, the Cebu filmmaker who made the short Binaliw; the group of young upstarts from Davao starting a series of filmmaking workshops that has only grown over time; or the chaotic arrangement of an entire episode on independent filmmaking (before the term was abused) in Christmas 2005 that guested Raya Martin, Khavn De La Cruz, Mes De Guzman, Roxlee, Lav Diaz, Pam Miras, and a very shy John Torres speaking about his short films in public for the first time.
“Love isn’t about the romantic nights or gifts. It isn’t about fireworks going off around you when you have that first, real, kiss. Love isn’t about kissing in the rain and dancing beneath the stars. It isn’t about the big moments or the big surprises. Love is not a fairytale. Love is about still having the butterflies after years. It’s about the second looks and laying in bed wide awake, all night, because you can’t go to sleep mad at each other. It’s about being willing to sacrifice, literally, everything for someone, just because you care so deeply for them. It’s not about buying them gifts, but it’s about leaving them little presents here and there, just to remind them that you are constantly thinking about them. Love is about all of the little things, that add up to really big things. Love is rare and special, but should not be treated as if it will break. Love needs to be thrown around and beat up a little bit, worn in, but not worn down. Love needs to be a comfortable feeling, a place to go when NO ONE else in the world can relate. A safe place, where you know that no matter how ugly you look or how angry you are, you will still be… loved.”