Tuesday, March 31, 2015


The last movie I watched on the big screen was The Cobbler.

It was about a cobbler, yes, you guessed it right --haha, who get to magically live another person's life face by stepping in that person's shoes. The movie was okay, though, not life-changing. But it got me thinking, "What if The Cobbler was real? What if one day I meet a person with a similar face wearing my Chucks?" But then again, there's a reason why I collect shoes. So that I won't abuse a pair and resort to bringing it to a "magical" shoemaker for repair. Another good thing is, I'm a size 8. The cobbler was 10 1/2. Whew!

But why step in somebody else's shoes to understand and know that person's story when you can let your shoes just do the talking? Shoes that were made by you...
Georgina Wilson | Kean Cipriano
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Monday, March 30, 2015


It's that season once again when the ideal (and rightly so) colors of clothing to wear are of the lighter spectrum. Lighter colors reflect sunshine --resulting to lesser heat absorption. But ideally, "loose" should go hand-in-hand with light colors if you're the one to suggest. Tight-fitting clothing, regardless if it's light in color, restricts air to flow between you and your muscle t-shirt. My go-to loose and light clothing of choice for the season? The crisp white shirt.
Pull & Bear shirt
Photo by Seph Cham
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I have around 10 in my collection. It is classic, clean (duh?), and easy to style. I usually pair it with jeans --a no-brainer.
Topman shirt
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White also projects freshness! Just spray on a light cologne for you to not just look, but smell, the part, too.
Wrangler shirt
Photos by John Michael Bueno
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On a deeper level, white represents peace, purity, and new beginnings. A clean slate and fresh start. That's why World Vision partnered with Zonrox GentleClean for the White Event.

Sunday, March 29, 2015


One of my plans this summer is to discover new places to eat at regardless if it's at an upscale restaurant or at an interesting hole in the wall. What if the charm of the latter can be found at the former's setup? Even better!

Now, who wants some tapenade?

I haven't actually visited Restaurant Tapenade but I'm planning to in the coming days or so and once I do, well, I'm gonna enjoy this feast in this succession...

First, a taste of tapenade over some Ciabatta,
Tapenade - a Provencal paste or dip, made from black olives, capers, and anchovies.
then a slice of pizza,
Stone Baked Pizza Genovese
Stone Baked Pizza Genovese
some kebabs,

Wednesday, March 18, 2015


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.

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


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

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And a leather jacket.

And some badass tattoo.

There you go.
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


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.
Matt Damon January 2012
Matt Damon, GQ January 2012
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


If Missoni has her zigzags,

Warhol, his Campbell soups,

Jeffrey Rogador has this.

Why is Jeffrey Rogador on the list?