Thursday, April 14, 2016


"We are thrilled to announce that UNIQLO will open four new stores in Luzon by May and two new stores in Visayas by June as we continue to bring high-quality and innovative clothing to Filipinos," says Katsumi Kubota, Chief Operating Officer of UNIQLO Philippines.

Joining UNIQLO stores in Luzon are branches in UP Town Center in Quezon City, Solenad 3 in Nuvali, Laguna, Evia Center Vista City in Daang Hari Road, Cavite City, and SM City Cabanatuan in Nueva Ecija.

UNIQLO is also expanding in Visayas with new stores in Iloilo City and Bacolod City, in addition to existing branches in SM City Cebu and SM Seaside City Cebu.

The new UNIQLO stores will offer its full range of everyday LifeWear essentials for men, women and children such as UT shirts, polos, blouses, denim jeans, leggings pants, and short pants. The stores will also carry proprietary products such as AIRism, HEATTECH, and Ultra-Light Down (ULD).

For more updates, fans may visit UNIQLO Philippines' website at and social media accounts,, and @uniqloph on Twitter and @uniqlophofficial on Instagram.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016


Two exciting things about UNIQLO this summer of 2016:

1. UNIQLO's 2016 Spring Summer collection.

2. And their new roster of world-class ambassadors. Say hello to BJ Pascual and Lea Salonga! (Missing at the launch were Antoinette Jadaone and Kenneth Cobonpue).

More on UNIQLO's summer collection,

"UNIQLO constantly develops products of high-quality by incorporating state-of-the-art functionality without compromising style," says Geraldine Sia, UNIQLO Philippines General Manager.  "We are thrilled to showcase the 2016 summer pieces which are fit for everyone's summer daily needs."

From hitting the beach
The scorching heat during summer makes almost everyone want to hit the beach. UNIQLO's offerings are created to match the needs of anyone who wants to cool down while under the sun. Whether it is a Linen shirt made of 100% French linen, or a Polo shirt made with lightweight materials, UNIQLO collections can make your summer cool and breathable. To achieve that effortless laid-back look, roll up the sleeves and pair it with UNIQLO Short Pants.
or the office,
The office shouldn't restrain one from being in style this summer. Beat the heat and veer away from unsightly sweat marks with UNIQLO's Polo shirt line that has a distinctive DRY technology that dries sweat quickly and suppresses odor. It is made with stretch material that gives the wearer extra comfort and more room to move, enabling them to keep up with their on-the-go lifestyles.
to achieving that perfect summer body at the gym,
Keep that summer body fit and healthy despite the rising temperature. Stay active by wearing comfortable sportswear pieces such as UNIQLO's AIRism products. AIRism fibers incorporate an anti-odor function to keep the wearer fresh even in the most humid conditions. Its design provides greater stretch and ease of movement for particularly active people.

and my favorite, shopping --UNIQLO has got you covered, literally.
Avoid summer stress with uncomfortable clothes. UNIQLO allows one to be cool and relax on a weekend day out with its sleeveless Linen tops and 100% cotton shirts. Matched with equally comfortable jogger pants, one can freely run from one shopping mall to another.
UNIQLO Lifewear 2016 Spring Summer is now available nationwide.

UNIQLO's new summer pieces have also added more patterns and colors to fit the daily lifestyle of Filipinos. Truly, UNIQLO is the brand of choice this summer with distinct innovation and basic style sensibilities.

For more updates, fans may visit UNIQLO Philippines' website at and social media accounts,, @uniqloph on Twitter, and @uniqlophofficial on Instagram.

Monday, April 11, 2016


From being wrapped up like a popsicle to sweating like a barbecue, I'm back in forever sunny Manila! Makes me want to go back to Korea and spend the rest of the summer there but that would be costly. And there's work, too. Good thing Baguio is just a few hours drive away.

Now that I've mentioned it, let me share to you the last time I went up the summer capital of the country.

Prior this trip, the last time I remember taking the bus to Baguio was way back in 1989. It was my first time.

Over the years (and after several non-bus rides later), I still find myself going up Baguio every now and then. Like Boracay, you don't get tired or say no to Baguio.
Photo taken on the last day going home.
You go to Baguio for two things: it's either for a reason or none at all. Now, I went there for a little of both. Actually, my reason's petty. I just wanna have a perfect backdrop to shoot my clothes at because some of them weren't that appropriate to wear anymore (jacket, anyone?) in the metro. And to think it was just early January when I went there. So there I was, bags (and yaya/photographer) in tow, taking the bus on my way Baguio for the nth time.

Friday, April 1, 2016


Diamond Elite Events & Promotions, Inc. (D.E.E.P.), has announced today the launch of La Couture Manila, a competition that aims to take fashion into greater heights and inspires the young Filipino designers by giving them the chance to make their own piece of creation.

La Couture Manila is a fashion showcase and a design competition created to discover the next big talent of the industry. Set to happen on April 16, 2016 at Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium in RCBC Plaza, Makati City, the competition is a gathering of competing young designers that will feature their work and talent. Fashion aspirants will come from ten (10) different schools like De La Salle University, University of the Philippines and Cebtral Institute of Fashion to name a few. The show will also feature the collection pieces from some of the well-renowned Filipino designers today like Mr. Frederick Peralta, Ms. Tina Daniac, Mr. Dobie Aranda and Mr. JC Ulanday.

La Couture Manila fashion competition will be judged by the final including some of the industry's experts, media representatives and local designers, and the winning piece will be based in the following criteria: Creativity, originality, market potential and overall visual appeal. The final competition will be directed by Mr. Robby Carmona.

To witness this fashion showcase of local Filipino designers, you may buy your tickets by contacting these numbers 09352195033 or email at and look for Ms. Abie Altez. Prices are at Php1,500 for VIP, Php1,000 for Mezzanine and Php500 for Balcony.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016


Japan is one of those countries I've always wanted to visit for the longest time but haven't gotten to because of work. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Ghibli Museum and of course, cherry blossoms would be at the top of my priorities when that time comes. I'm actually gonna be experiencing the latter for the first time when I go to Seoul this spring but still, it would be nice if it's in Japan. Oh well, at least there's the Saucony Tokyo Pack to look forward to this April 1. The Kinvara 7 has cherry blossoms printed all over its body and what do you know? A Japanese guy designed it.
The Tokyo Kinvara 7 (Php5,995) gets a Japanese-style makeover with the country's well-known spring icon, the Sakura or cherry blossom which has a special meaning in Japanese culture because of its fragility and beauty. The distinctive blossoms appear alongside some bright green embellishments, heralding the lush, new foliage of spring. The dark blue hue on the sides of each shoe act as a nod to Japan's traditional art of indigo dyeing, while the Sakura design continues inside appearing on the insoles.
When Saucony asked Japanese artist Toshikazu Noasaka to design shoes to commemorate the Tokyo Marathon, the only Asian race in the highly celebrated World Marathon Majors, he brilliantly conveyed Japanese heritage through this Special Edition Tokyo Pack.

His vision for two of Saucony's popular models, the Kinvara and the DXN trainer, includes "Sakura" or cherry blossoms (above photo) and a great wave, in shades of black, white and silver (below).
The Tokyo DXN Trainer retails for Php4,995 and features Nozaka's original wave design which expresses passion and forward motion, taking inspiration from traditional Japanese prints created in the early 1800s while the background scale design represents rebirth in Japanese culture. Nozaka's background in tattoo artistry shines through in the design, with its bold curves and intricate inlay.
Limited pairs of the Tokyo Pack DXN Trainer and Kinvara 7 will be exclusively released online at on April 1, 12MN and at the Saucony Retail Store, Level 2 of Glorietta 3 (Kinvara 7 only) also on April 1, 2016.

To learn more, visit or follow @sauconyph and @sauconyoriginalsph on Twitter and Instagram.

Monday, March 28, 2016


I don't really invest much on pants because unlike shoes (and tops with wild prints), they're not memorable... which is a good thing because I can wear it over and over again without people asking "Those pants again?" The secret is to find the perfect fit. I found mine at Burton. They carry the comfiest "super skinny" denim jeans. Still on the consideration of my denim jeans not being memorable, I got it in the very versatile shade of black.

The best thing about black jeans is that you can wear it smart casual,
Burton denim jeans
Burton jacket
Burton shirt

Photo by @anagon
too casual,
Burton denim jeans
Burton shirt

Photo by @kumagcow
or just plain casual.
Burton denim jeans
Burton button down shirt
Burton shirt

Photo by @rodelflordeliz
Now, who needs three when you can just get a pair for all three looks? Burton is located at the 3F of Mega Fashion Hall. For updates, like Burton Menswear Philippines on Facebook.

Sunday, March 20, 2016


I made the mistake of not wearing enough sunscreen to my last beach trip at Baler more than two weeks ago resulting to a mild sunburn on my face. Even though I like the nakainom "glow", there was a slight sting everytime a contact was made on my face. Not to sound like a wuss, it was actually bearable. What I don't like was the idea of neglect which could've been avoided with just a simple act of applying sunscreen (and to think I've been talking about taking care of my skin lately now that I'm 32). I even considered not to pursue with my clinic visit to Luminisce which was set the following day after my Baler trip because of this --thinking that any procedures or treatments I might undergo will just make things worse.
Photo from the Freewaters CSR initiative taken last March 2, 2016
Good thing I pushed thru.