059: Three-stripes reprezent

28 02 2010

There was a time when all I wanted was to buy Adidas-branded stuff. I went to Adidas sales in UP, I refused to buy any rubber shoes unless it were of the three-stripe variety, and I bought a bunch of tops even if some didn’t fit me well (too small) or the style was not quite me (asymmetrical tennis top).

Thank goodness I outgrew that (short) phase. Now it doesn’t really matter what brand (if any) of sports apparel I wear, as long as I felt comfortable in it. Although I do still have a bias towards the 3-stripes over the check, I’m fine with anything…. especially when I get them for free, like this one! 😀





058: In Illustration It’s Called ‘Exaggeration’

27 02 2010

It’s my freakishly long fingers again. Well, not that I’m complaining. They make all my lovely illustrations. 🙂

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plz not to notice that I haven’t changed my shirt since yesterday :p





057: At the Café

26 02 2010

Working while waiting for boyfie’s friend to pick up the stuff I bought for him. This mug of Moroccan Mint was consumed within the span of 3 hours. Hahaha It got so cold by my last sip





056: Rabid

25 02 2010

Went shopping for the boyfriend again, because another friend of a friend will fly to Riyadh in a few weeks’ time. This time around, though, I bought a shirt for myself as well with the same print as the one I chose for boyfie. I LOVE IT!

As with the last time I went shopping for him, I wore his clothes and sent him the pictures:

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055: All Dolled Up

24 02 2010

Recently I’ve been in various conversations about makeup, and I’ve been asked about it because I’m one of the few who wear it almost everyday in school now.

Honestly, I’ve only started wearing makeup a little over a year ago, and it’s really just cheek stain, powder and eye makeup. One of my officemates always puts on eyeliner and retouches during lunchbreak after we brush our teeth in the washroom. I guess that was the start of it. The companies I’ve worked in so far don’t really have a strict rule on attire, so on most days I still wear the clothes I wore in school (except for slippers, we only wear those under our desks).

I used to be averse to the idea of wearing makeup, because my previous experiences with having makeup done in salons (for JS prom, grad ball, debuts) weren’t really pleasant ones, particularly with eyeliner. Is it just me, or is it the life mission of makeup artists to put eyeliner into the innermost recesses of your eyelids? So, yeah. Part of the reason why I learned to put on makeup myself so I wouldn’t have to go through that kind of experience again.

I chose to concentrate on eye makeup because it’s the part of my face that needs a bit more…. POP. I have small eyes, and my line of work/studies keep me up really late so I like how makeup makes me look less sleepy or tired all the time. I use cream-based eyeshadow as a precaution against powder ones getting in my eyes and affecting my contact lenses.  Then I use lip and cheek stain just to give a bit of color to my face. I’m pale and flat-colored without it (no rosy-white glow, no matter how much Ponds I use). Also, I don’t need to buy a makeup brush to apply it (yeah I’m stingy like that).

Speaking of stingy, I don’t buy much. I don’t have makeup palettes or a collection of brushes. I don’t have foundation or concealer. All the makeup I have are less than 200 per item, and I wouldn’t even consider buying anything more expensive than that. Makeup for me isn’t a necessity, but it makes life just a little bit prettier.





054: The Sultan’s Daughter

23 02 2010

We’ve had this bead necklace/headpiece for ages. I don’t even know where my mom got it, but I believe it’s from some Mindanao tribe. I remember moments from my childhood when I’d pretend to be a tribal princess wearing it and parading around the house. I’ve inherited a lot of accessories from my mother and I’ve disassembled most of them to make new ones because most of them are too bulky or simply don’t fit my style nor taste at all. But somehow I don’t have the heart to take this one apart, though I never really use it. Sentimentality wins again.

But, of course, after a serious shot, I couldn’t resist doing something goofy. LOL





053: Nón Lá-mpshade

22 02 2010

This is a Vietnamese straw hat called a nón lá. I think it was bought by my dad when he was on a business trip in Vietnam (ages ago). It was once just lying around the house until we began using it as a lampshade for our ancient defunct lamp to replace its original shade. My mom made me hot glue on the orange ribbon as part of Christmas decorations a couple of years ago, but we never got around to taking it off.

As for the theme of the photo, I was thinking of a sort of sinister Asian character, but I don’t know. The orange fabric ribbon with pine cones isn’t exactly working for me. Hahaha. Actually I was unsure for the whole day as to what I was going to do so I just went about with my business of encoding and before I knew it it was past 11pm already. Good thing I suddenly remembered my 365 so I grabbed the camera, took the lampshade/hat on impulse, and directed the desk lamp at the curtains behind me. tadaa! Instant photo.

The best thing about this particular nón lá is the inside. It has pictures! I’m thinking those are the local TV idols or love team something. So much fun!