Friday, December 21, 2012

My Christmas Wishlist

Thursday, December 20, 2012

[Geek Alert]: Miss Universe 2012

I always made it to a point that I watch Miss Universe every year, that was years back. Since I've started working, sadly, I very seldom catch the pageant aired on TV since it always ends up on a weekday, a work day. I only get my updates through my mom's texts, or via Twitter, so hooray for social media, really. Whenever I watched and Miss Philippines got into Top 10, my nervous breakdown begins. Okay, so I don't really break down, but you get the gist. The excitement gets the better of me, and I end up with sweaty palms and forehead, plus a nausea and never ending palpitations. My hysteria gets worse once Philippines got into top 5. You would never hear the last from me. If I can recall correctly, the last time I went insane like that was 1999, during the reign of Miriam Quiambao. The last best finish we have had for many years.

Miriam Quiambao 1999

A few years back, when Binibining Pilipinas (the local beauty pageant which the representatives for Miss Universe and Miss International, etc are hailed from), organizers were transferred to a different TV station, I noticed that the Philippines, since then, never had the chance to reach even the top 16. I felt bad and thought whether the beauty-and-brain ladies were nearly extinct. I knew this move was bad, very bad if you asked me. Thus, it was a relief when they transferred it back to ABS CBN. That was when we started getting up from the ground again. Maria Venus Raj ended up 4th runner up last 2010, Shamcey Supsup landed on the 3rd  runner up slot and of course, just yesterday, Janine Tugonon nearly bagged the 2012 Miss Universe title. We ended up at first runner up:

Venus Raj 2010

Shamcey Supsup 2011

Janine Tugonon 2012

So even when the policy of "No Internet Surfing" while at work has been strictly implemented, I couldn't help but stop on my tracks, breath deeply held, as I refresh the tweets every 2 seconds to get the latest update on the results. I almost shrieked when I've read that Miss Philippines bagged the first runner up. Although after hearing of what her answer was to the Q and A portion, I strongly felt she should've won. Anyway, I honestly had no idea what the question and answer was for Miss USA so I'm not judging. If she won, then she must have deserved it. I am just proud that Janine made it that far. I am so proud of her and the pride is felt throughout the country. It's more fun in the Philippines!

Sunday, December 16, 2012

[Outfit Post]: I'm a Rock Star @ Bloggers United 4

It was my first time to attend "Bloggers United", which is now on its fourth installment actually, held yesterday until today at the World Trade Center in Pasay City. As I've expected, it was amazing! The entire venue was jam packed with all fashionistas at heart and aspiring bloggers like myself, together with our beloved fashion bloggers all under one roof. It was very much fun and overwhelming upon seeing all my favorite cyber personalities for real, finally. Parang star-struck lang! I was a bit sad though that, again, I didn't get to see the three girls that I've been dying to meet personally a.k.a. Kryz Uy, Camille Co and Laureen Uy. Nonetheless, I'll be sure to raid all succeeding bazaars and events and am very much looking forward to taking photos with them lol. 

Anyhoo, here's a quick post of what I wore to the event. Honestly, my feet really hurt because of all the walking so pardon me if I was seated at most of the photos we took. This served as a lesson for me. I will never wear heels at bazaars again.

I decided to strut a little rockstar-ish to my look, or perhaps it was just an excuse because I very much wanted to wear this jacket again! And speaking of which, looks like I'm getting fonder of pieces from Wearables Co. It's not quite visible in the shots but I'm actually wearing a white corset top from their second collection. Corset tops definitely add that hint of sexiness and fierceness in any ensemble. It's an instant go-to top if you can't decide what to wear!

don't you just love this beribboned stockings? It looks so sexy!

I fell in love with the mood of this particular photo. 

"Honestly, I just wear what I like. You know why? 'Cause I can, I'm a Rock Star" 

- Amy Lee

Jacket ; gift
white corset top ; Wearables Co
Shorts ; The Landmark
Stockings ; random buy at St. Francis Square
Shoes ; Celine
Rings ; AI Fashion
Rosary Necklace and earrings; random tiangge
studded brazer ; The Landmark
Elastic bracelets ; Punk Alley Recto

So anyway, I took the chance to take some photos with the other present bloggers that I dearly love as well, of course:

with Mariel Wagas of The Wicked Ying, such lovely hair ♥

Stephanie Dy of Fashion Bandwagon. goodness, she's so puti!

Shai of Love Chic. Shai is so cute, holding thar hanger :) and super friendly too, love her! ♥

and the ever bubbly and lovely Bea Benedicto of Fashion Bamboozle! look at that smile, it's even wider than mine lol

Chiao Gals!
~TFG ♥

how about a hype? :)