Thursday, August 28, 2014

Love on the street


During my usual mad dash to work, I caught sight of these two love birds. The scene was so perfect I had to stop in my tracks to bring out my phone and take a snap.

A lesson or two can be had, not just on good communication, but also on proper fit.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

The elephant in the room


I’ve never been afraid to wear white on white.


Or have ever been apologetic for “overanalysis” – firm in my belief that those who accuse others of overthinking don’t really think enough.


There is no glare produced by second, third, or fourth thoughts. There is, of course, the matter of urgency. And of seizing opportunities at the right moment.


Hence, gut feel is also important, especially for those times that – no matter how fast you think – decisions have to made before conclusions are drawn.


Is this an excuse for me to always overpack on my trips? Lol, maybe. Of always neurotically trying to keep all bases covered? I am honest enough to admit that I don’t know everything, and that much is out of my hands.


But I refuse to leave it all to superstition and to, yes, chance. The future is bright, but most times blindingly brilliant. It helps to be able see contrast in what others see as flat.

Polo shirt, Uniqlo
Shorts, Topman
Belt with hammered metal belt, Structure, thrifted
Sneakers, Converse, thrifted

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Turd happens


Just arrived in Davao as I write this. Here for a week for my grandmother’s 93rd birthday. Time enough I hope – with the unpredictable rains permitting – to hit the beach.

This is what I wore last Saturday morning, before I went to the gym. But of course changed into something less colorful (white t-shirt and distressed jeans) before I hit crowded Divisoria and Quiapo in old Manila. 


So about this post’s title: yup, that’s (dog) shit right behind me. Thought I would have blocked it from view, but my mischievous photographer likes catching me off-guard.


No, I didn’t just step on the mound of censored earth. Honestly, I don’t remember what inspired this expression on my face.


It rained so hard last night that I thought my flight would be cancelled. Flood entered the house. I guess I was asking for it since I did just buy my first pair of rubber boots.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Khaki and blue


While I was walking to work less than an hour ago, this dapper guy caught my eye and I just had to take a snap with my phone and post a picture of his outfit immediately.

What I love about it? The perfect interplay of khaki, blue cotton, straw, blue ribbon, and dark blue leather. Though I would have opted for dark tan leather shoes, I still love the entire look. 

Whirlwind weekend


It seems a lot has happened since these pictures were taken last Friday.


The most obvious of which is that I have finally been able to get a haircut. Now I no longer have to wear a beanie and my bangs no longer poke my eyes – my aspirations for a hipster slick back be damned!


Say hello to my new old Getta Grip boots, which if I’m not mistaken is one of the lines of Dr Martens.


I thrifted this Beams Plus coated canvas and suede bag on the same day as the shoes – on the holiday last Thursday.


Bought the bag at a neighborhood used goods store, which was surprisingly spacious, not to mention well-edited.


Unlike the the weekend, which was jammed packed of activities (not that they weren’t planned in advance).


Went back to my favorite places in Quiapo and Divisoria to restock on components for my jewelry business, and to buy newfound stones and baubles. I always make it a point to wear boots whenever I rush through the crowded streets of Manila so I wouldn’t be too precious about what I’m stepping on.


Saturday night was movie date night with the boyfie, while I went to the office on Sunday afternoon before proceeding to Greenhills after for more sourcing. Yes, you could say the weekend is just like the Beams bag I thrifted – packed and brimming with things.