Summer is here! In a tropical island like the Philippines, we have the luxury to just drive a few hours to our enjoy our beaches! There are also quite a number of surf spots that we enjoy and the ladies have been getting more and more involved with surfing! We have a lot surf spots in the Philippines! We are situated around generous bodies of water – South China Sea, Celebes Sea and the Pacific Ocean, giving us a good ride!
The most wonderful part about surfing is you feel good every time you ride that wave. You brave yourselves to either battle, or go with the waves to get a good ride. And for every brave heart you give, you gain a whole lot of confidence that trickles down to your entire well-being. We feel good, and we have to look good! Why not? Looking good and gearing up for the challenge gives you an armor of confidence!
Roxy just introduced their latest collection featuring the designs of Diane Von Furstenberg! Here’s a video of Diane Von Furstenberg, sharing her inspiration in designing this collection for Roxy surfer girls.
“Fear is not an option.”
“You should follow your heart like you ride a wave.”
“I design for women who want to be the woman they want to be, and a surfer girl wants to surf!”
The DVF Loves Roxy Collection
Camo True Black
Free Fall Board Shorts
Hopscotch Knotted Bandeau
These are now in the Philippines! I can’t wait to get my own DVF Loves Roxy surf wear!
After Pole class, I rushed to watch X-men First Class!
All I can say is, you have to watch it! The movie is dubbed by reviewers and critics as the best Marvel ever made so far! I won’t give any spoilers but do enjoy the movie over the weekend yah?
I had to put on some cologne, baby powder to freshen up and a blooming dress! It’s so hot in Manila and it feels like it’s either summer or typhoon season @_@
oh yeah, and after a month and a half of pole class, I can finally do this:
But of course, I need to practice more for more awesome stuff… the Polecats teachers are super awesome as well as my fellow Pole Kittens (students)! We give each other tips, we share stories and encourage each other ^_^ yaye to the new friendship! I love you guys *cyberhugzzz*
SPEED Magazine celebrated their 8th year anniversary last May 27, 2011 at Greenbelt 3. Their theme was “Speed @ 8 Green.Fashion.Technology.” This year, SPEED puts the spotlight on Green Technology and they showcased the latest products featuring green technology through hands-on demonstrations and interactive product display setups.
For the main event, they had a fashion show, showcasing the environment-friendly products of the event’s category sponsors as well as the couture made by a pool of designers from the Fashion Institute of the Philippines (my future school ehemz… ehemz…)
Also present on the event are the Miss Earth delegates
Part 4 of my series of Disneyland posts! I didn’t want to put everything in one post! Disneyland deserves more than just one and I don’t want to cramp everything in one go And for this post, I’ll be sharing with you my experience staying in Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel (yep that’s right!!!) and dining on Enchanted Garden and meeting Disneyland characters! Staying at Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel really completed our vacation because there are many perks in staying at any Disneyland Hotel!
Just to enumerate a few:
1. Living in a Castle
You will feel like you are in a huge castle! Every detail of the hotel was well thought of from the carpet, to the wallpapers, the garden and even the tiniest details in our hotel room was all filled with Disney characters and well – Hidden Mickeys! They were everywhere!
Looking at this photo makes me want to go back
Worry-free Hannah I wish I live here 😛
looks like a nice place for a garden wedding! 😛
Flowers bloom left and right!
Giant maze, kinda like the maze in Alice in Wonderland.
Count! 7 dwarfs -complete!
Really comfortable beds with MANY pillows!
Big, comfortable bathroom – just the way I like it!
2. Most Memorable Breakfast at Enchanted Garden
Grab some breakfast at the Enchanted Garden restaurant and get photo ops with four Disney characters! You can also take your photos with them in the Disneyland resort, but queue for line is usually long.
3. Easy Shopping!
Disney Hotels have their own store so you can purchase Disney merchandise without much crowd.
Invest in a cute hat or accessory! This will make you photos look more fun, playful and lovely!
Wear this head band or bring this cute stuff toy around the Hong Kong Disneyland resort for more animated photos!
You can buy other props such as cute transparent umbrellas and goofy hats
You can even buy magic wands and crowns 😛
4. Meet and Greet with Disney Princesses
Disney princesses visit the lobby from time to time. It’s the same advantage as no. 2 above. They usually visit from 10:00 – 11:30 but these times may change so just ask for their visit hours at the lobby.
Wearing pink uggs to chill my feet and to keep comfortable with the day’s worth of walking
They really go into character! look at how Alice stands up with her feet like that Watch the cartoons and you will see the exact same posture!
5. Princess Makeover!
If you have your own little princess (your daughter :P), they have a Disney parlor at the hotel and you can transform you daughter into a cute beautiful princess! She can choose between Belle, Aurora (sleeping beauty), Cinderella and Snow White.
I swear, I wanted to just stay here because I wanted to become Belle at least for just a day! But he dragged me out of there >.<
6. What it feels like to be a Princess?
Lastly, feel like a princess with the comfortable beds, the pool and the really nice spa with sauna and jacuzzi and massage! The staff also wears a cute costume and you will feel like you’re in a magical world! la la la
Ayala Malls celebrates Fashion and shares it to everyone by offering a series of events and online contest from February to May!
As a testament to Ayala Malls’ pioneering stance as the premier lifestyle and shopping destination in the metro, they are presenting a series of lifestyle activities with Style Origin. It aims to feature distinguished homegrown brands, renowned Filipino designers and illustrious international labels.
Check out their Facebook App that works similar to lookbook.nu, but with this, you’d get a chance to win P 10,000 shopping spree or meet Miss J and Nigel Barker (America’s next top model judge / photographer).
Think you can do better posing and flaunting your style than this girl?
I have been searching for a gnarly white pair of shoes but I haven’t found the one for me. I have always been a fan of Michael Antonio and as I was shopping around Resorts World, I passed by Michael Antonio which had a sale of up to 50% off. This sale is only ’till the end of February. So head on to any branch of theirs to check out some items on sale.
The sale is only until the end of February 2011!
What attracted my attention though are these white Leno Michael Antonio shoes. It was on the “New Arrivals” rack, therefore, no sale. But still, the price was not bad for the quality and the design of the shoe and ka-ching-kaching I bought it! I got it for P3,200 not bad for these awesome pair!
oh, and the saleslady said that Anne Curtis bought the red one of this!
More Photos of other cool shoes I found around the Michael Antonio shop:
This shot was taken before the event. It’s always nice to wear pants or leggings when hosting for more comfort when you’re up on stage. It’s also advisable to avoid skirts because you might get upskirt photos from photographers lol. With your legs covered, you have less to worry about and just focus on the lines you have to deliver
Ever since I passed my CPA Board exams, I struggled to become independent and live with my own means. I bet all of us can relate or at least pay our own bills these days. If you want to know which of your appliances give your wallet much burden then you should head on to Meralco’s website!
They put up this online web application called M.A.C. or Meralco Appliance Calculator a long time ago (like 2003) but I don’t think a lot of people know about it (did you? I didn’t!!!), so they launched it this time last Friday To get started and check out what this cool application does, you can check it out right now on this link:
If you want to be edumacated first on how it works then you can read on:
The Meralco Appliance Calculator (M.A.C.) has been a consumer’s electricity budget buddy since 2003. The M.A.C. is designed to be an electricity bill management tool of Meralco residential customers to help them: a) better manage their electric consumption and their electric bill; b) make wiser decisions in buying home appliances, and; c) get home energy efficiency tips that are customized to their home electricity consumption.
Although the M.A.C. has been around for many years now, new features and enhancements are constantly being introduced to enable it to cater to the growing demands of electricity users. With the new Meralco Appliance Calculator (M.A.C), users can now have the option of using either “My Appliance Calculator” or “My Bill Manager”.
“My Appliance Calculator” allows the user to calculate the estimated consumption cost of appliances – one at a time.
“My Bill Manager”, on the other hand, allows the user to calculate the estimated consumption cost of appliances in a table format. It allows the user to get an estimate of the household’s total electric consumption cost and see which appliances consume more electricity.
Other features of the “My Bill Manager” menu include: consumption manager, energy efficiency adviser and target bill amount estimator. Consumption manager allows the user to see the corresponding electric consumption pie chart and some text description of the chart based on the information provided by the user. The energy efficiency adviser, meanwhile, allows user to see some energy efficiency tips based on the information provided by the user. The target bill amount estimator, on the other hand, allows the user to see an estimate of his “monthly target kWh consumption” and “estimated price per kWh” by just inputting the “target electric bill amount”.
Other new features of the M.A.C include: a) e-mailing of the M.A.C web link to friends through the “email” button; b) sharing the M.A.C web link to Facebook and Twitter accounts through the “share” button; c) sending feedback to Meralco regarding the new M.A.C through the “feedback” button; d) printing the computation results of “My Bill Manager” through the “print” button (for easy access and future reference of the computations), and; e) viewing the basis for computing the estimated electricity consumption of home appliances for the M.A.C application through the “formula” button (so that users can validate the results of the computations).
1. Air Conditioner really significantly contributes to higher monthly bill. For example, using aircon 8 hours everyday in one month would equal to Php 2,067.
2. Use of microwave oven is not that expensive!
For example, let’s say we use microwave oven for 15 mins every day for the whole month (which is an overstated amount). It would only cost us P100 pesos that month.
You can Check out for yourselves how your appliances perform and how you can use it more efficiently. The M.A.C. is truly a user-friendly, interactive and valuable tool for cost conscious electricity consumers. Go give it a try!
Sisters in Style
With the MAC, our plan is to manage our household electricity costs within our budget. Since the topic is a little bit on the practical side, they also invited Beauty and Fashion speakers to talk about Fashion tips that helps fashion conscious people style themselves economically.
Marie and Michi Calica graced the Meralco theatre with beauty and fashion tips that taught us how to get smarter with style.
I love Japanese fashion and I always appreciate how they express themselves freely when it comes to dressing up. I went to Hong Kong just to grab myself a copy of Vivi Magazine where it is also being published. For those of you who don’t know what Vivi magazine is, it is a Japanese fashion magazine published in Japan, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Thailand only. Target audience is college students and young office ladies.
Even if I don’t understand the Japanese or Chinese text on the magazine, I still enjoy the hip fashion all through out the pages. And of course, I got a little bit disoriented reading the magazine from right to left @_@
These are just a few of the many pages of fashion and Japanese love. It is autumn there now so you’ll see lots of fur, socks and boots.
and makeup tutorials
I know I will be bored at Hong Kong International Airport while waiting for boarding so I bought other magazines too!
Vivi Magazine HKD $30
Absolutely love this fashion magazine! You don’t need to understand Japanese much. Well, I hope they have one in English
Marie Claire HKD $35
The main magazine was thich and it had another magazine with it that focused on Gift Ideas. Mostly luxury gift ideas like jewelry, perfumes and watches @[email protected] They were all in chinese too @_@ so I just looked at the product shots. The magazine came with a FREE purse! It looks simple and nice – something that I can definitely use.
Cosmopolitan HKD $40
The Cosmo magazine included 3 magazines inside @_@ The main mag was super thick and they included Crab Tree products (hand lotion) I love crab tree stuff and was happy to have a freebie lol. Cosmo focused this time on Beauty Awards where they listed and ranked top and best make-up / beauty products out in the market I think our local issue has this too so be sure to check it out
I couldn’t appreciate the articles though because the test was all in Chinese.
TOTAL HKD $ 105 (charged my Credit card at Php 620.87)
So cheap for all these! with tons of freebies!!!
Anyway, it’s just nice to look at other country’s local magazines. ‘Till the next travel ^_^
Day 2 in Hong Kong and we woke up late 😛 we roamed around central, tried out some awesome restaurants in Wellington street, shopped at H&M and went to Victoria Peak via the Peak Tram. I swear, I could never get used to the 45 degree slope upwards and downwards (that’s what she said). I still get scared with the height:P
Won’t go to details, will just update this post with awesome pictures that we took
It was very cold like 10 degrees Celsius on my estimate (or lower) and it was a bit windy so the wind was just very chilly. I should’ve brought a thicker coat.
To keep myself warm, I did some abs exercises on the bench – no really – I DID! 😛
It was a bit foggy. We paid HKD 60 for a digital copy (CD) of this photo from one of the photographers scattered atop Victoria Peak
Queen’s Road traffic
“Bawal Magtinda Dito”
You don’t have to go to the Sky Terrace at the Peak to enjoy the view. Just go on the top most floor of the mall, you will still see nicely of Hong Kong skyscrapers at night. We tried to wait for the lights show. It was fail. You should really watch it at Avenue of the Stars. You won’t appreciate it if you watch it from here.
walking outside our hotel to take the Hong Kong Tram for only $2 HKD flat rate so nice!
Below the Peak Tram
Deep inside, I’m very nervous with the train going up at 45 degrees (my estimate)
Watching the Sunset atop the Sky Terrace was lovely. It was very foggy though. I love the reflection of the sun on the water.
I wish I can jump off the top of Victoria Peak and fly like a Rocketeer
Atop the mall at the Peak
Reminds me of Britney Spears’ song “Sometimes” – great shot Vince Thank you
Getting really cold fast
The fishies wanna attack my feet… this is the first time I’ve bigger fishes for fish spa – tickled like hell! I got used to it though 😛 very relaxing. If you want to try this at the Peak, go inside the mall and look for “Water Fish” we got 30 mins for HKD 180 – PHP 1200 – EXPENSIVE I know, but very relaxing and my feet rested for a bit
We arrived at Penang at around 7 am and we haven’t had any nice decent sleep. We were supposed to walk around Georgetown and take pictures. But we were really tired and sleepy so we just took these pictures while riding the bus hoping to walk around the city in the afternoon. But we slept whole afternoon lol so we never got to have another walk. I know I haven’t captured everything in photos but Georgetown is really lovely and very rich in culture. Georgetown Penang looks like our Vigan’s Calle Crisologo where old houses are preserved. The only difference is Georgetown’s architecture looks more English or British and our Calle Crisologo looks more Spanish. They also had cobbled roads like the one in Calle Grisologo Anyway, here’s the best of my bus photos
Kapitan Kling Mosque in Jalan Kapitan Kling
Tourists should be properly attired when entering the Mosque but I don’t know what is proper or not. I never went inside anyway
Another view of the Kapitan Kling Mosque
They also use the word “Kapitan” and I researched about the meaning. “Kapitan Keling” means headman.
What I find really nice about this Mosque is the ocher yellow façade around the posts.
This was just a random photo and according to Willaz:
“I know they sell medicine and bird’s nest and many more.. but i couldnt recall the name!”
“Berhenti” I think means stop lol
Loveyly street with tourists walking around I would really love to go back here and walk.
Thanks for Willaz who tried to help me identify some landmarks.
this is the clock tower roundabout near the Esplanade
This is the Clock Tower, Pesiaran King Edward
Tanjung City Marina, Pengkalan Weld
I think this is where cruise ships dock
There are lots of worship places here. Mosques, Chinese Temples and churches
This is just some ruins I found while walking from the bus stop to
Another colorful temple just near our hotel.
Komtar Tower. Tallest structure in Penang.
It’s just 2 blocks away from our hotel.
We also rode a free bus that supposedly will take you around
This is the Hop on, Hop off bus
Another Chinese Temple in Jalan Sungai Ujong.
I wanted to go inside and do pai pai and ask questions, but I won’t understand Dhinese
I loved walking around the streets of Penang. It’s a friendly neighborhood.
You need to take pictures of signs of streets and places once in a while
Penang bridge to mainland Malaysia via Butterworth