Friday, September 5, 2014

cover wars: September 2014 (across seas)

       I know it's late. But it's always never too late to waste time deciding which glossie cover lived up to September's sky-high expectations of glamorous and fashion forward covers. I must say, this roster did not disappoint at all. I could not be happier finding out that the count of celebrities on covers is less than the digits of my tired left hand. Salud to models claiming back what is rightfully theirs! (My opinion, calm down you.) So, shall we?

         Harper's Bazaar went for iconic. Not too giddy on the pink-clad lady but I could not argue on her being iconic. I wonder though, why Christy Turlington isn't on any one? Carine Roitfeld and her fishnets.

       This is prolly the only one from its family on my list. Wonder you not! We all need a little hot stuff all the time. Admit it.

       ChloMo's been wearing red lipstick since ages ago. But this September cover really is a coming out party. She's all grown up now. Our whole household's little girl crush is not letting anybody down.

       No September cover wars is complete without the Kate Moss. She landed plenty as always. But her Another gig is my favorite. It's minimalist, straightforward, yet very forward.
       These are my favorite of the bunch. Interview! Gah... Not one is a let-down. There are six of these but these three got me drooling the most. And since Amber Valletta's is enlarged, you get the clue, right? It's beautiful! 

       No Cara? No. Impossible. Today. It's her decade. I say. So yes, there has to be a Cara Vogue, and UK landed her on their cover.

  The glossie honchos decided this year that it's time to put them models back on their thrones. I think they were worried they could not stress enough their decision so they put multiples of them on their covers. Vogue Nippon booked the then supermodels. Vogue US got them it models of the now, calling Cara Delevingne, Joan Smalls, and Karlie Kloss the instagirls. But Vogue Italia, since celebrating their 50th, put yes, 50 supers from then to now and in between. I am out of breath, so peruse somewhere else.


       It was a very difficult decision. I kid you not on matters like this. I love Wall Street Journal, but that love is on a different platform of my heart. So I was extra Monalisa-smiling when I saw WSJ magazine September cover. It's clean. It's a time machine too. But I cannot, by any means, tell you where it brought me. It's lovely place. It could not be not lovely with Daria Werbowy, right? (I just followed her on Instagram while typing that.)

       You don't understand! You cannot run around giving me facepalms on this. I love Freja, yes, but the cover's gorgeous! And it's by Inez & Vinoodh. I guess my glossie cover ego is craving for minimal these days. Less text and more piercing eyes, or big hair all over, I cannot say no. But if I may be honest, it's really just her arms. I got into a cloud of pseudo-rage when I saw her perfectly perfect arms.

Monday, June 23, 2014

ready, get set, and get on the #KITKATBreakMovement!

       Ever heard of long hours? I'm sure you have of long days, but yes, long hours exist too. More often than not, they're what exhaust us at work, school, home, or wherever we may be, whatever we may be doing. This is why it's so important to put pens down, let go of that seemingly clingy laptop, and even that buzzing floor sweeper too. Take a break for earth's sake!

       Seriously, taking a break makes all the difference most of the time. I have repeatedly proven through experience how much more I maximize my efficiency when I take that much needed break during work hours. Think Darna's "Ding, ang bato!" Taking a break can be the "bato" that could unleash skills in you that are just waiting for a door to open. Now if only I could unleash all skills with taking a break.... but a girl can only have so much.

      So the genie asks, "What skill then?...." I say, "Multitask at any given time, of course. Duh!" I know I'm not the busiest being on planet earth but I sure get high when I have accomplished a lot in a shorter time. I feel like i'm the hero who saved the day. It puts a big smile on my face when at the end of the day I know I have ticked off everything on my to-do list, and more! When I'm able to multitask at any given time, I get extra time to help others with their tasks, and ultimately make more people happy. And we'll be so happy we're suddenly the newest movement on the block.

      Happy people who're supers after taking a break! Now who wouldn't want to be in this movement. Pick up the slack, now! take a break, munch on Kitkat even, and get on the #KITKATBreakMovement!

(all images sourced from

Friday, May 23, 2014

20 Ways You Can Be The Best Friend Ever

well, here's what i think...

1) you basically know all the deets of each other's bio.
that even before she prints out a comprehensive CV,
you know what's on it.

2) visit her at home
3) visit her at work/school

4) hang out with her other friends
5) hang out with her family

6) update her page on your slambook
maybe she now has a new all-time favorite movie,
or she now hates peanut butter?

7) be a serial liker on all her social media accounts
because your click matter!
and you never know your thumbs up is most needed.

8) make her your plus-one on some occasions
it's sweet! plus it says alpha *wink*

9) invite her to hang out with your other friends
10) invite her to hang out with your family

11) plan trips together
12) go on trips together
sometimes it's better if it's just the two of you

13) put each other's phone on fire by constantly being in touch

14) ...and a real friend calls!!!
ditch your excuses (aka your service provider!) that doesn't
get you the best friend ever award!

Globe subscriber? well and great!!!

With GoUnli20, it’s now easy to call without a need for a prefix
and it’s just P20 for unli calls, 15mb of mobile surfing,
and 20 texts to all networks!
Kaya if you need a friend, don’t call me, I’ll call you!

15) make dreams together
16) make dreams COME TRUE together

17) go on double dates
you'll be growing old not just with your friends but
with their partners too. :)

18) go to church service together

19) compliment each other

20) be 24/7 available!
like give always a new definition. ;)

so there, go out and be the best friend ever!
stop reading, now! pick up your phone instead,
and go telebabad with Globe's #GoUnli20!
remember, a real friend calls. ;)


Tuesday, May 20, 2014

X-MEN: Days of Future Past

i couldn't be more excited about this installment of the X-MEN. =)

i can't even count the days anymore, i have been waiting y'know.
at last, it's here. yay! =)

and just so i can sort of describe to you the feeling of excitement i have,
here's the official trailer of the movie.

future. past.

always very sensitive places to poke. right?
but we're talking X-MEN here. so question posed is
"what would you correct from your past to save the future?"

a lot, i think. but one thing i'd definitely correct from the past
is my bad habit of making rushed, stubborn decisions.
these are always the hardest to spot during,
but have the biggest impact on everything.
almost always never failing to change courses of events in
the biggest, sometimes ugliest, ways.

i know i'd have been in a better place today if
it weren't for those bad decisions.

unfortunately (or not?) for me, i'm not a mutant.
no way to correct, literally, the past to save today, or the future.
but mutant i can be, figuratively that is. ;)
i know that knowing what could be corrected in the past
is in itself already a huge step to salvation. ha! speak like a true X-MEN, eh?

but enough about my past, and future, for now.


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...