Wednesday, March 18, 2015

PRODUCT FEATURE: BRAVEN 570

I've always wanted a portion in my house where I can just sit back, relax, and simply bask in the calmness surrounding me. With the exemption of the loo, okay?

Of course, everything has to be white. Mainly. Furniture, books, and gadgets which can double as weights/displays. Like this Braven 570. I think its clean and crisp sound, aside from it being white (other colors are available, too), is the perfect complement to the serenity I'm aiming for that soon-to-be-constructed room.
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Unlike my other wireless speakers which are compact in size, I really don't have any issue with the sound it emits because it's bigger. Bigger gadgets has its advantages too, you know. Let's start with that.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

TRUE WANDERER

I know there's a motorbike here somewhere.
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Thread 365 shirt
Forever 21 jeans
Timberland boots

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And a leather jacket.

And some badass tattoo.

There you go.
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Photos by Ana Gonzales
Kidding about the last two items, obviously (though there's a tattoo... somehow), but the motorbike? There's actually one which you can win if you join iconic American denim brand Wrangler's digital competition True Wanderer.

Monday, March 16, 2015

THE CONVERSE JACK PURCELL SIGNATURE SNEAKER

I broke my Converse Chuck Taylor All-Star streak when I decided to go on a semi-ambitious project here on the blog where I copy provide options to featured clothes I see on GQ. The first one was Matt Damon's. This particular photo.
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It has the Jack Purcell. So I went out bought myself one and fought the urge to scratch the itch. It's the only Jack Purcell in my big collection of Chuck Taylors and it's right there beside them with its big silly blue smile. I think that is one of the reasons why I didn't bother collecting it in the first place. The smile. It bothered me.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

JPNY PILIPINAS

If Missoni has her zigzags,
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Warhol, his Campbell soups,
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Jeffrey Rogador has this.
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Why is Jeffrey Rogador on the list?

TOMS HAIYAN INITIATIVE

Every first is going to be special.

I can't believe that I'm quoting this from this youth-oriented local TV show I'm watching right now. Time is 3:24pm. TV station: ABS-CBN. Day: Sunday. You do the math.

I actually swear by that saying when it comes to my collections, like my shoes. I make it a point that the first pair from a shoe brand that I will start building my collection from will have a story to tell. Like these TOMS shoes from the brand's 'Haiyan Initiative' collection.
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Ellesse shirt
Forever 21 joggers
TOMS 'Haiyan Initiative' sneakers
I've long been eyeing on getting my first ever pair of TOMS shoes a couple of years back when the camouflage print was all the rage. But it wouldn't be my first camouflage print shoes if ever I did get it -making it not that special. Though the idea that for every pair we buy, TOMS will give another pair to a person needing it (through TOMS' One for One® movement), sounds like a very good story for my shoe to tell, I wasn't "ready" to own one yet.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

ELLEN ADARNA IS DOING IT RITE

So, Ellen Adarna is at it again. Yep, ladies and gentlemen. There's another video! But this time, we're not talking about just one.


Bagging another endorsement capitalizing on her being a fit and healthy inspiration to most women and online lurkers out there, I must say that Ellen Adarna is doing it rite. With NutriRite, that is.

Here's what she has to say about her new endorsement.

Sunday, March 8, 2015

THE APOLLO HAS LANDED

February 25th's EDSA Revolution anniversary has taught me two things. First is to never agree to a meeting in the Ortigas area. And second, if the meeting's too important to cancel, always wear socks with your loafers (shoes, in general).

I learned the latter the painful way no thanks to several blisters which I inflicted on my feet from a long-distance of walking.

My driver took the day off and I was left with no choice but to commute, which I don't mind. When the first taxi I hailed declined to take me to Ortigas, albeit politely, that's when I remembered from the news I watched the night before that a part of the EDSA area will be closed for traffic in commemoration of the EDSA Revolution. The cab driver suggested taking the train which, having no other choice, I did. My meeting was at The Podium. I walked from the Ortigas MRT station going there. I'm sure you already know the rest of the story.
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Police Eyewear
Forever 21 pullover
Zara joggers
Dr. Martens bag
Native Apollo Chukka
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If your day requires a lot of walking, then do yourself a favor by wearing something as light and comfortable as the Native Apollo shoes. Your feet will thank you for it.