Monday, March 30, 2009

happy! happy!

happy birthday, sis!  wish i were there with you!!!

Sunday, March 29, 2009

mt. pinatubo revisited

hi sis, i'm back from another weekend adventure! this time from mt. pinatubo - which i trekked for the first time 6 years ago in 2003 (when i wasn't a mountaineer yet). it was actually the first mountain i had ever climbed - and i was in such awe i decided then that i wanted to do that more :)

a lot has changed since i was last there - the long trek then that took us about 6 hours through the lahar landscape has now been reduced to a an hour-ride on a 4x4 plus a 45 minute trek up the crater. the pure lahar landscape has now grown some green vegetation. but the crater though is as beautiful as a remember it to be :) and i still enjoy swimming in it!

our guide in 2003, resting along the trek

our guide in 09, in the 4x4

my favorite shot in the 03 trek

shot from the 4x4 ride

the crater in 2003

the crater in 2009

Thursday, March 26, 2009


can't wait to watch this!!!!

(twinpopats will love it too!)

love the song by the way :)

macbook pro 17"

i am making this post from our new bebe.


chickout how big it is next to my eldest.

chickout how many screens it can fit...

chickout the backlit keyboard...

(notice how there's no clicker?  you actually CLICK the tracking pad instead!)

setting up was the easiest thing ever.  plug, switch on, connect to the airport, type in your email address for mail.  incredible.

one glitch though...

because the screen is so big and clear, the fonts end up to be too small.

chickout how small the word 'file' is next to my finger!!!

tsk tsk tsk... 

but all in all, i'm a happy mum.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

happy anniversary :)

before this day ends, happy anniversary twinpopsis and twinpop hub!!!!

i wanted to post cheezy photos of the two of you but in the end decided to go with the bread pudding with caramel and ice cream we had last night at tsukiji :)

thanks for dinner! :)

Saturday, March 21, 2009

pockets of development

had dinner with a guy who works for SM's hamilo coast.

wow, what a project.  the coast is oh, but 5,800 hectares along the batangas coastline -- with 13 coves, one of which is 'pico de loro', claimed to be the BEST beach in batangas.

they have a 20-year plan which includes an airport (!) -- and better yet, they're working with WWF to make sure they're developing greenly.

they're also actually building a coastal HIGHWAY that goes all the way from SM MOA to the area -- bypassing tagaytay.  how cool is that?  so it'll take a li'l over an hour to get to nasugbu.

yey for progress!

Friday, March 20, 2009

one, two...

on a lighter note.... didn't we just LOVE this when we were kids!?!? this was my dream dollhouse :)


Thursday, March 19, 2009

who the F&#@?!

who the hell is boyet fajardo?! apparently he is a "famous" local designer (who i've never actually heard of) - who has an RTW line in all the Robinsons Department stores. well i hope the gokongwei's reconsider working with a person like this....

this is a video taken by another customer last friday (march 13) at Duty Free Philippines who witnessed this boyet fajardo freak out when the cashier asked for an ID upon making a credit card purchase. which is an SOP there, also esp since the card he was using was unsigned.

and i quote from this witness's blog... "Store Managers and officers were sought to appease the matter, explaining to him that it is all included as a standard operating procedure in credit card payment for the safety, not only for the company but also his own. Ignoring all this, he pulled out his phone and threatened to call on high positioned people whom he allegedly knew, ... he went on using words like 'leche kayo, di nyo ko kilala? AKO SI BOYET FAJARDO! AT Itong P..I.. NA BABAENG ITO, (pointing to a lady officer) at ang baklang ito (pointing to the cashier) ay walang kwentang mga tao! I want them fired!!!'

His yelling and berating went on and on, he cannot calm down and as he appeared to have bloodshot eyes, like that of a drunk person or under the influence. He goes on to say, that only if the cashier kneels down before him and/or allows him to freely slap the persons face, may he get satisfied!!!"

and this is what happened....

the poor cashier knelt down in front of him in tears.

what a F#%@&% asshole!!!!

this person deserves a public tongue lashing!!! so everyone should post and repost this!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

for the salsa girls :)

Girls are like

apples on trees. The best
ones are at the top of the tree.
The boys don't want to reach for
the good ones because they are afraid
of falling and getting hurt. Instead, they
just get the rotten apples from the ground
that aren't as good, but easy. So the apples
at the top think something is wrong with
them, when in reality, they're amazing.
They just have to wait for the right
boy to come along, the one
who's brave enough
to climb
all the way
to the top
of the tree.

busy night

yes! i'm glad we went to see the R2R show on the way to Flow's launch at Silverlens... busy night!....

here's jojie's finished dress with rosette r2r bag

and my fave pieces at Silverlens...

of course twinpophub's new baby (behind bea valdez' beaded rat)...

we loved this photo!

and this mixed media piece...

nikki luna's "it is what it is"...

with fave designers ivar and tippi :)

and patty eustaquio's pieces at 20sqm

"miss manners"

and broken china....

love it :)

cool night :)

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

aranaz for r2r

must... go... later... (even if we have somewhere else to go to).

sis, we HAVE to chickout this show.  saw a preview earlier...

here's jojie loren setting up his design..

it's R2R's launch of Amina Aranaz's line.  

they're displaying the bags (which are uber cool, i want to get one) against dresses made mostly by SoFa students out of newspaper -- how project runway!

i must say the dresses are SO pretty and ingenious!  i would actually wear them (if made in real fabric).

this dress is my fave -- it's very origami-y...

let's go!

dulce gatas

damn this tub!  it's been in the way of my diet for the beach.

it's kat-kat's dulce gatas from silay, negros.  i can only describe it as a tub full of sweet and chunky pastillas-yema-like gunk. 

you eat it with a spoon... i can imagine it goes well with ice cream... 


i waaaant it that way!

it's straight out of a backstreet boys video...

last full moon, i was at a tarmac...

here's my pass...

to pick some people up (don't ask).  it's quite cool -- you don't see this wide an open concrete space everyday...

finally, the plane arrived.

what a beeyoootiful plane!!!

i got to peep inside and stole some shots.

man, this is the way to travel.  

i want it that way!

Monday, March 16, 2009

weekend trips

i was supposed to go with you to art in the park, but as you know, i've been trying to make the most out of my weekends - and taking every chance i can to go out of town....

last weekend was real, quezon for some sun, sea and sand....

view from a window....

"pinhole-d" beach with ice cream vendor on a bike... really looks like an old scene :)

lazy sunday afternoon on a hammock



and bird....

this weekend i went a bit further up north to mt. pulag... so while you were strolling around the park, i was trekking up the mountain, trying to stay warm and dry in my tent. we weren't blessed with good weather this weekend, so i failed to see the summit this time :( it was a cool trip though....

with lots of pretty flowers along the way....

ominous clouds....

and lots of little kids...

and all their little clothes....

back to the city....