Month: June 2013

Unusually Sunny Saturday Stroll

I really thought that the wet season has arrived but that proved me so wrong. For the last few days, the rain was so torrential like there’s a storm. A little bit gloomy for the weather, I wore a very monocromatic ensemble for Saturday. I thought that this Saturday would be as wet as the past few days, so I decided to bring along a military jacket to keep me warm and dry. But the sun is so up and shining brightly. So what I did was to wrap the military jacket off my waist ala 90s trend which like I stated on my previous post is that trend is getting a modern reboot this year.

So for my ensemble, I wore a white shirt (that was supposed a undershirt but whatever) from “Basic House” ~ which is a Korean fashion house which has a wide array of basic shirt and those basics you can use for layering. Black skinny jeans from Topshop for my bottom which you can pair with absolutely almost with everything. I had my jeans trimmed a few inches so that you can wear it with mid-height or hi-tops sneakers but on my ensemble I opted to use a topsider from local brand Salvatore Mann. The military jacket that I wore off my waist is from Dean & Trent (unfortunately, the brand stopped their concession at Crossing’s Department Store and I am having a hard time looking for them, I had that military coat for like 3 or 4 years now). No additional accessories aside from the big overnight bag which has become my favorite bag of the season.

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The ensemble is very much perfect for what we call the bipolar weather, when one second it is sunny and the next thing you know it is raining.

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Til the next pose & post!

PS. As i finish this blog entry while watching a music chart show, the rain starts to pour. 😉

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End Of Summer?

Start of June and it signifies the end of Summer here in Manila. That means more wet days but that proves us wrong. For the supposedly last days of summer, it is so hot. It is very dry and it feels like it is April, the only difference is at early evenings some showers are present. Like I said on my previous entry, I already cleaned up my closet for the rainy season. But of course, since I am living in a tropical country, I am still very much expecting sun but not like summer’s.

Since summer will officially end in another week or two, me and my friends decided to do some end of summer pyjama party style.

The small gathering of three took place in my friend’s pad in Fairview. I thought our home is too much of a hassle for a drive, but compare it to Fairview which is comparably way too far. The small gathering is just a dinner chitchat with drinks and more laughter. We should be making this as a tradition for an end of season party/ gathering.

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Here’s what I wore for the simple party: I decided to wear short shorts from Zara, for my top I decided to wear oversized Polo from American brand Custom Made which you can buy locally from People R People, and white basic cotton shirt from Cotton On. The look is so relaxed and perfect for an overnight stay without looking to dressy for a simple gathering.

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Til the next pose & post!

Lasting Summer

Wouldn’t it be fun if summer is forever? You can go to the beach anytime your heart desires to. Too bad that it only exists in my imaginary world, where unicorns play with us, the sun doesnt hurt your skin and glitter is actually a sweet food that makes you thinner. How lovely my imaginary world is. 😉

So for the last hurrah for the summer me and my friends finally were able to go to the beach. We spent our weekend at Puerto Galera. Just a two hour drive and another hour of boat ride from Manila. It wasnt too bad right. Though of course, you will not be able to compare it to Boracay (another party beach) or to Caramoan (the best beach/island/ peninsula in my own opinion). So there you go, we settle for Puerto Galera for the last weekend of Summer 2013. As long as there’s sand and sea that would do the trick.

Honestly, Puerto Galera wasnt that bad. It has a great sceneries, the beach is above average, and there’s party.

We departed to Puerto Galera the earliest we tried to. Sarcasm aside, we departed Manila at 6:30AM on a Saturday. I was actually praying hard that it wouldn’t rain because two or three days before our scheduled trip, the rain has been a bad friend. Rain during afternoons and evenings. Going there, I opted to wear a 90s pop grunge look. White shirt withe sleeves rolled up from Bench, black shorties which I altered myself from Topshop and some colored cardigan wrapped off my waist from Penshoppe. The entire outfit is very 90s look~ which is making a revengeful comeback this year. The pic doesnt include my summer’s favorite triangle necklace which is a gift from a friend.

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The sun was in it’s full glory and we were so ecstatic for it. This means more sun and more tan. I tried my best to stay in the sun but my skin didnt burn that much and it hurts like hell just staying under the sun.

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For our first afternoon I decided to wear some very resort outfit. Sleeveless beach wear from Culture and board shorts from Folded & Hung. The outfit is so nice and I am very comfortable with the ensemble. I can go for hours on that ensemble for it is very comfortable.

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Look, here’s the renowned sunset courtesy of Puerto Galera’s bay or coast line.

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The place is still very much Puerto Galera as I remembered it. The last time I visited the island was two years ago. Though one thing I have noticed: the beachfront is more crowded with shops. The nightlife was still a good one but again maybe I have changed a bit and that is why I dont appreciate it as much as I did last time I was there. We were so lucky enough that we’re seated front row (or second row) at the night’s drag show performance. I laughed so hard because the performers were really that great. Some I dont appreciate because their skits are too old for me. The DreamGirls, Beyonce and “I Dont Wanna Miss A ‘Tang'” performances are superb. The last one was beyond hilarious. Too bad, I wasnt able to snap some picture during our night out because we were having too much fun talking, drinking the infamous “Mindoro Sling” and laughing at the drag queen performances.

The next day, I burnt myself. I wished I stayed longer under the sun. Here’s a picture of my burned-tanned skin. Do I look gorgeous as a tanned asian blonde? You decide.

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The sands were so busy with people basking in the sun enjoying the day but that wont stop you from getting a perfect space to beach bum under the shadows. The water is so serene and clear, the sky is blue. It is also the perfect time to people watching, catch up with friends and eat ice cream.

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This particular trip in Puerto Galera is actually my fourth time. Will I consider going back? I honestly don’t know. Maybe not in White Beach anymore but at the other side of Puerto Galera where there’s less people and offers a more quiet space. Though of course, I will not close any possibilities. I might be back next year, I might never come back ~ I really don’t know.

The weekend was so much fun. I am looking forward for more beach spots and trips all year long with my friends. Anyways, it started raining today. So officially, I say “sayonara” to summer for this year.

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Till the next pose & post!

PS. Cleaning my closet and making space for rain wear. Putting all my summerwear at the back.