Friday, August 22, 2014

Polka dots and bird feed

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Life isn’t easy. I know I’m not the first one to say this. But can you say that to the man I always see near Greenbelt who brings bird feed (bread?) and whistles to the sparrows that gladly alight on his palms to peck off crumbs?


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I was having a crappy day yesterday but then my short walk to the line of tricycles and a short chat with the boyfie before he set out for his office helped a bit.


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Sometimes I think my problems are as numerous as the stars, which according to Lucy, are far outnumbered by the neurotic links in our brain. Touché!


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I want to do more things than all the little distractions that eat up my time. But I must remember, each day, to reach my hand out: to listen to the stories of other people, to share, to commune with the stars.


Yayoi Kusama t-shirt print, Uniqlo x MoMA
Fisherman’s pants from Aldevinco, Davao
Beanie, 5cm
Bag, Fred Perry
Sandals, Birkenstock


Thursday, August 21, 2014

The closer I get to you

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Well hello there, holiday! This is what I wore yesterday.


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While the trash of the past still hasn’t been claimed by the garbage collectors, might as well use them as props for neat pictures.


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But we’re all about the new, aren’t we?


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I just hope I maintain and develop the disciple to keep my accessories business and this blog going.


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As I look forward, then hopefully I earn the luxury of time to be able to look backward and rewrite and revise all my poetry notes and scribbles.


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The only thing constant is change, and we must move on. Later I really have to visit my stylist to chop off my bangs, which now reach my eyes. At least I’ll be able to save on product and discard my beanie look.


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It’ll be back soon, anyway, when my hair grows out again. Fashion just swings back like a pendulum. Though it may seem frivolous as tassels.


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The good thing about work on holidays beside the extra pay? I can wear shorts and sandals to work! Hope you have a nice day.


Pullover, Folded & Hung
Polo shirt, Piazza Italia
Jeans, Bench
Belt from an Italian market
Shoes, Dr Martens
Beanie, 5cm

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Manila street style on La Folie Douce

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If you’ve noticed, I’ve updated the "streetstyle" link on my sidebar with a new picture. I know I’ve been meaning to set out, like before, and approach strangers and ask them to pose for me. But these two (the one above of a worker busy with his phone and the one below of an unsuspecting bystander – or sitter), taken with my iPhone and edited on my laptop, seem more genuine to me.


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Sure, believe it or not, I’ve actually made good friends out of random encounters (nothing racy or randy, mind you; just friendly). And I do intend to get to know more people that way, but I’ll also continue taking out my phone to take snaps of what for me are a more realistic version of the much glamorized term “street style”.
Hope you can drop by La Folie Douce today.


Monday, August 18, 2014

Sky to dust to sea

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So this is what I wore last Friday, when I felt that the dust and the grime of the week was as thick as paste.


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Thank heavens for cute Keith Haring prints (even if they were of babies or older figures in the motion of humping).


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In any case, it is already Monday. And the only way to face the week is with a fresh face.


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I can’t wait to wash away the toxic days when I hit the beach late this month.


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Not that they weren’t already washed away by the rain this weekend.


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Not to mention with kisses and tears.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Sailor stripes

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So I was finally able to watch a movie out with the boyfie after a long while. I must say I was intrigued by the trailer for Lucy, and was expecting something in line with the protagonist’s other superhero movies. The boyfie too was expecting lots of action.


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It was strange, then, to find comfort in the film’s message, which was very ambitious.


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In X-men like fashion, it had something to say about evolution and mutations. But what I was surprised at was that it actually tackled – and I should say succeeded – in handling something that more somber and philosophical thinking movies set out as their main premise.


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Simply put: Lucy showed in no way clearer that there was no actual Excalibur-like symbol that lay ahead life’s quest for meaning.