Sunday, October 25, 2009

Philippine Fashion Week Spring Summer 2010

Did I mention that this was my first time that I've seen a fashion show that's NOT on TV?

Last night was the Philippine Fashion Week showcasing works by Arnold Galang, Dita Sandico Ong, Enrico Carado, Happy, Andrada, and Tina Daniac, ending it with a steamy show by EsAc and EsaC + (Raoul Ramirez and Lyle IbaƱez). It was held last night in SMX Function Room 4, Mall of Asia.

Perhaps it's the Halloween that the colors were all coupled with black colors. Arnold Galang's works reminded me of persian, but chic. I don't know what you called them--the pants that looked persian, the ones that kinda sag by the crotch--but I liked it. The padded shoulders on tops reminded me of the eighties.

My favorite for the night were the works of Happy Andrada. The dresses were so cute (my terms), and the wedding dresses are made of love. I even saw one that I wanted as a bridal gown (if ever).

Generally, there were some styles that are coming back, like the tiered and mermaid dresses. I notice that one of the sets' theme has a cool looking wrist band that I'd like to try. At the back, me and my friends were discussing how weird the models walk from the side.

Probably the highlight of the show was the two last sets from EsAc, EsAc + and EsAc Couture. EsAc + was particularly fun. I thought models are supposed to be skinny and young, but since EsAc + caters for plus sized and plus aged women, it was appropriate that the models are graceful aged women. Also, yummy hunks in bikini trunks served as "curtains" for these models.

Overall, me, my sister, and friends had fun. We got awesome ideas for fashion in a personal sense, and get to experience events we don't go to regularly, like a fashion show.


Which means that yesterday, I went around different areas in the metro. I live in Antipolo, attended the birthday of my officemate's two year old in Batasan, then went to Anonas in Cubao to fetch my sister, at the same time trying to look human enough for the fashion show, then straight to MOA for the said show.

Went home at 2 am in the morning. Oh hurrah. I want a car now.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

New Layout

Since I'm getting tired editing pictures to match my old layout, I decided to change a new, bigger layout to accomodate big pictures! Yay!

Well, this might be bigger than I expected it to be, but oh well. It looked simple and elegant.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

The World's Largest Treehouse

I posted before about awesome treehouses. Now, I'm posting about only one treehouse, but it's size makes it up for it.

This is measuring 100 feet, mind you.

Excuse me when I scream in design-gasm

THIS IS JUST PERFECT!! Can't even describe it in words why this house exterior is perfect for me.  For interiors of this house, go here.

And the wall design looks like an installation on the wall, with art behind, and a glass infront with art on it too. Very cool effect. Link.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Cebu Pacific Promo until January next year

This is an email I recieved. This is an affordable way of spending Christmas with the family--a trip overseas!

CEB offers all-international seat sale for as low as P999 For travel starting November 15 until January 31, 2010

Asia’s third-largest low-cost carrier Cebu Pacific (CEB) gives Asian destinations a boost with our all-international seat sale starting now until October 19, 2009, for travel from November 15, 2009 until January 31, 2010.

For ‘Go Lite’ P999, you can book and buy flights from Clark to Bangkok, Singapore, Macau and Hong Kong, and from Manila to Kota Kinabalu and Taipei.

For ‘Go Lite’ P1499, you can book and buy flights from Manila to Bangkok, Hong Kong, Macau, Singapore, Guangzhou, Ho Chi Minh, Kuala Lumpur and Shanghai, as well as from Cebu to Hong Kong and Singapore.

For ‘Go Lite’ P24! 99, you can book and buy flights from Manila to Incheon and Jakarta, and from Cebu to Incheon and Pusan. Those with check-in luggage will just add P100 upon booking. Osaka seats are also available for the ‘Go’ fare of P2599.

We also have an ongoing promotion for 30 kilos free baggage allowance (FBA) for international flights out of Clark! The Clark FBA promo is for Clark to Bangkok, Hong Kong, Singapore and Macau flights for travel from October 15 to December 31, 2009 only.

Fly for as low as P888 with our seat sale to all Visayas destinations from Manila, as well as for our Cebu to Clark service.

Book and buy your seats online at now! bad it doesn't have Japan on their list. Hongkong and Macau is interesting though.

Tim Berners-Lee, forerunner of the World Wide Web, regrets one thing:

The double slash after http:

The double slash, though a programming convention at the time, turned out to not be really necessary, Mr. Berners-Lee explained. Look at all the paper and trees, he said, that could have been saved if people had not had to write or type out those slashes on paper over the years — not to mention the human labor and time spent typing those two keystrokes countless millions of times in browser address boxes. (Today’s browsers, of course, automatically fill in the “http://” preamble when a user types a Web address.)

This is nostalgic. My thesis required me to research the history of Internet, and his name pops out a lot. Funny though, I never really wondered the use of the double slash. It's like, in Christianity, God exists. No explanations given.

In laptop news, Acer released their 3D laptop (complete with glasses). I'm unsure with this, so I'll let you decide.



Sunday, October 11, 2009

When you can get everything you want in your phone.

Pomegranate Phone

Click and see what it "really" offers. One of the best web ads I've seen for a long time.

It's fun too.

Monday, October 5, 2009

My Favorite Things Part II

2. Spanish Colonial Houses

Also known as Bahay na Bato (Stone house). These are the houses you see in Vigan, or some parts in Manila (like Intramuros). Usually, they have stone first floors, and wooden second floors, with tile roofings. If you don't have time to go around, you can just view some art galleries in 4th floor Megamall, where Bahay na Bato is a popular painting theme.

According to my Folk Art professor, Mam Hila, Bahay na Bato came from Bahay Kubo.

Bahay Kubo is a traditional Filipino house that is made of mostly bamboo. Sometimes, inside, there is no flooring but it's clean, brown ground. Instead, another structure inside the house, standing on stilts, with bamboo flooring served as sleeping quarters.

Filipino houses usually have separate kitchen spaces (which is inherited by some of today's housing standards). This set up was also seen in Bahay na Bato structures, but more on that later.

When the Spaniards came, they realized that everything in the Philippines are different from their beloved Spain. First, there are only two seasons--the rainy season, and the hot/sunny/dry season. Since bamboo doesn't stood a chance against tropical storms especially if built with two floors, the Spaniards built their homes in stone.

Wrong idea, actually. They later realized that there is condition number two: Philippines is the Ring of Fire; earthquakes happens more often than they used to.

This prompted building the first floor with stone, and the second floor made out of wood--the first floor will be strong enough to withstand storms and heavy winds, while the second floor will be pliable enough to withstand the earthquakes. Plus, it made the house cooler. The second floor is where most of the living spaces are found like the sala, dining area, and sleeping quarters. On the first floor is the kitchen and garaje.

You may point out that the first floor IS made out of stone, and therefore must crumble to the earthquake. To compensate, they used thick bamboo trunks in their foundation.

We all know bamboo is stronger than it looks :)

So there you go. That is the story of the Bahay na Bato :D

But if you're curious, it's the interiors I'm interested about.