Sunday, October 13, 2013

Who says shopping is fun?

   Today I shopped for 3 "new" pairs of          shoes in Mom's cabinet. 

was never big on shopping. It doesn't excite me like how it excites other women. I spend good money on others, experiences, wonderful service, & good food, more than shoes, clothes, & bags. Maybe because I grew up with a Grandma & Mom who shopped well for me. Maybe because I grew up being happy with my sister's hand-me-downs and mom's vintage stuff. Regardless, I'm happy my credit card is not tied to things and I'm proud to say, this hasn't impaired my fashion sense. If any, I've gotten more creative and had so much fun with fashion because of this.

Let's be fair. I shop from my Dad too. His old sweaters and polos make great office  & everyday comfy-wear with a few cuts and adjustments. 

Yes. I still buy my occasional Stella Mcartney Adidas stuff. No. I do not go gaga over LV's latest release. I'm quite lucky to be able to shop in my mom's closet. It was always her intention. She knew shopping for stuff would not go to waste, since she has 2 daughters to pass things on to. I personally love all her amazing 70's stuff! Vintage!  Fashion is a not so sick cycle. 

I've always wondered, with everything being made and produced everyday, where does all the wornout clothes go? Years of dumped old clothes are filling up the earth and it doesn't really hurt to lessen production & consumption. So hurray for me and doing my part for earth's sake! 

My mom would always joke, some people need to dump themselves with brands allover to make up for their ugliness. And if their's anything I've learned, buying experiences will always be more rewarding. 

Monday, September 16, 2013

Flight Love

An intriguing docu on Blackholes, Supernovas, & Unovas, narrated by Morgan Freeman. A wonderful film about Nixon & David Frost (if you host, this is a fun one). Ooh! Another one, a classic- Citizen Kane. Add to that a wonderful selection of world music & beautiful Jazz! Then a few pages from my 8 month old read (I'm a slow book reader). I LOVE BEING IN TRANSIT! 9.5hrs of zero text messages, calls, emails, etc!  It's the only time that being "disconnected" is still excusable! Because even being in the hospital nowadays is not good enough anymore. Just one of the many reasons why I love Airplanes! Let's keep moments & "excuses" of disconnecting to connect to oneself & others alive! 

P.S. Yes. I even make more in-flight  friends than online. 

P.P.S. Thank you ANA for that right amount of peace and turbulence. I'm happy like that:) 

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

"All drains lead to the ocean"- Gil Bulabog, Boracay

Woke up early to go to Bulabog beach. The other side of Boracay known for its beautiful sunrise. We wanted to catch a banca that would go fishing so we could hopefully join them & see fishermen live in action. However, all the excitement for some local feel left us as soon as we arrived. What greeted us were cigarette butts all over the sand, trash here and there. There's no need to take a picture of it. Wouldn't want to be the cause of bad PR. Hopefully, someone could just do something about it. If (environment-friendly) rules were able to be set for the stations in front, why not for Bulabog and the entire Boracay island as well? May it not be a sign of what's in store for Boracay's future. 

"All drains lead to the ocean" - Gill ( Finding Nemo) Bulabog Beach June 2013