Sunday, December 21, 2014

Spoiling people makes me happy.

Spoiling people makes me happy.

So, if I genuinely like you (as a person, in general); I have most probably spoiled you at one point or another (if not to death). I have probably treated you at one point, bought you a random gift and helped you out as best I could every single time I knew you needed help. (I have a superhero complex. Sorry.)

Recently, however, it has come to my attention that I have stopped caring as much as I used to. In fact, I've been getting more and more stuff for myself instead of getting stuff for other people.

Of course, most of the stuff are geeky stuff; otherwise, they wouldn't really be that effective at making me happy. Check out these awesome finds from Fandom Trinkets, for example (segue award!):

red cover-up from Ichx's Clothing / Lord of the Rings ring necklace from Gerd / black Whatever flats from Forever 21 / Deathly Hallows bracelet and Westeros dress from Fandom Trinkets

 
It's a geeky dream come true!

I was initially a lil torn between feeling happy that I had stocked up on geekiness and feeling depressed because I no longer had anyone to spoil - especially with Christmas around the corner and with long overdue checks finally pouring in left and right!

The depression won out, though. In fact, it got so bad that I returned all of the Christmas gifts that I had previously bought for people I considered my "close friends".


This behaviour isn't completely unwarranted, though. I just became more human, so to speak. I think my superhero tendencies faded away the same time my heart broke for the umpteenth time last Halloween.

That's when I noticed that these people I considered my "closest friends" didn't really care about me very much. If I didn't contact them first, they would never even bother to contact me.



One of them even stopped talking to me completely because he got so fed up of my whining and another one of them only talked to me because she wanted something. And this is with all of them knowing how much heartbreak I went through, too! Friendship, my balls.

And the guy who broke my heart to begin with? He told his dad that the reason I hadn't been around was coz I was "too busy" with other things. Me. The friendless one who does nothing but work, read and watch movies all day (all at home and all alone, I might add). Busy. What a laugh and a half.

Photos by Josue Faustino.

I didn't mean for this blog post to turn sour. I just wanted you all to know that I am so over 2014 and everyone and everything in it. It has been a bad year for most of my friends the people that I know and I just can't wait for it to end, so I can start fresh, vanquish all of these bad vibes and find people worth keeping for a change.

What are your plans for 2015?

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

adidas Originals x Pharrell Williams Tennis Pack: Nothing Beats Simplicity

adidas Originals x Pharrell Williams Tennis Pack: Nothing Beats Simplicity


I have never kept my love for adidas a secret. In fact, if you follow me on social media, you should know how much of an adidas fanatic I am. Well, I also happen to love Pharrell Williams. So, when I heard about his collaboration with adidas Originals for a 'Tennis Pack'; I couldn't wait to see what he would come up with.

I was not disappointed.

adidas Originals x Pharrell Williams Tennis Pack


adidas Originals x Pharrell Williams Tennis Pack

Surprisingly, Pharrell Williams keeps things simple with this Tennis Pack - but that is the beauty of it all. You have the option to keep things as simple as possible by going with the white, or you can bring some vibrancy into the mix with the brighter options. Shoes aside, satin track jackets are also offered in the same spirited hues.

Overall, this collaboration is built on a vibrant sense of optimism, highlighting the importance of equality - and I absolutely love the ads that they made to highlight that. Don't you?

adidas Originals x Pharrell Williams Tennis Pack

The collection features a playful take on the Stan Smith sneaker's sport performance roots, introducing the iconic silhouette in some of the same brightly-colored felts from which tennis balls are constructed.

adidas Originals x Pharrell Williams Tennis Pack

Prices range from Php5,995 for the Satin Superstar Track Jacket and Php5,595 for the Stan Smith sneakers. Visit adidas in Greenbelt, Trinoma, Fort, Ayala Cebu, or Rockwell to get your own. :) Don't forget to like adidas Philippines on Facebook and follow them on Twitter and Instagram: @adidasph :)

adidas Originals x Pharrell Williams Tennis Pack: Nothing Beats Simplicity

Saturday, December 6, 2014

I'm a khaleesi.

When I was younger, there was nothing I wanted more than to be a Disney princess. The older I got, though, the less I liked the idea of Disney princesses.

Let's face it. What do Disney princesses do, really, aside from look pretty, sing a lot and wait for their respective princes to come rescue them? (Not that I would mind getting rescued by a certain Prince… Hehe.)

The older I got, the more I realised I wasn't Disney princess material. As my mother repeatedly pointed out as I was growing up, I'm the only Rodriguez who doesn't have a nice voice. So, when my sister and my brother sang beautifully at embassy Christmas parties, I was assigned to play the piano. Lol.

Aside from that, it also became blatantly clear to me that I wasn't pretty in the way that most Filipinos define pretty, i.e. tall, skinny, and fair-skinned. As for getting rescued... I have a superhero complex that I just can't crack.

So, when Daenerys Targaryen came into my geeky life and changed my entire perspective on royalty, I knew it was time to give up the Disney mentality and embrace my inner khaleesi-ness instead.

This shirt from The Dream Shirt is perfect for me.

I generally get a lot of flack for not being a girly girl. Most of my friends are dudes; I sit with my legs wide open (when I'm not wearing a skirt); I say what's on my mind - sometimes without thinking; and I enjoy cigarettes, booze, and casual sex (so sue me!).

And I guess this is why I'm single. Apparently, my aggressiveness and straightforwardness is intimidating to guys. And I guess this is why there aren't any Disney princesses who are independent and can think for themselves, either. Because Disney knows that guys don't like that.

Or maybe I'm just bitter.

shirt from The Dream Shirt / jacket from Folded and Hung / skirt from Freeway / flats from Forever 21

I fell in love this year, only to get my heart stomped on and pissed on afterwards. It wasn't a great feeling. If anything, though, it taught me who my true friends are and it taught me to value myself and to know my worth.

I also learned that you can't choose who you fall in love with. It just happens. And if that person doesn't reciprocate your love, you need to let go, no matter how much it hurts; and just hope against hope that one day, you will eventually fall out of love with that person.



I wasted a lot of time, tears and money for this guy I fell for. I also lived in months filled with denial, dishonesty, disloyalty, disrespect, false hope and second chances turned twenty-second chances.

But at the end of the day, I fell out of love. As with the babydaddy, I just stopped caring. Sure, I still look back and think about the wasted everythings every now and then. Nasasayangan pa rin ako minsan coz everyone knows we were the greatest thing since stuffed crust. But hey. Sith happens. And life goes on. It has to go on. As Jason put it: "Giving up is not an option."

In other words, don't be a whiny Disney princess. Be a fucking khaleesi.

Photos by Josue Faustino.

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Shoespie: Fulfil Your Need for Womens Christmas Boots with Ease

Shoespie: Fulfil Your Need for Womens Christmas Boots with Ease


It's December and Christmas is definitely in the air. If you feel the need to stock up on boots for the holidays and beyond, then it's time to check out Shoespie.


Shoespie Womens Christmas Boots


When it comes to Christmas boots, it's always best to look for little details that will really make the boots look as festive as possible.

Some women opt for fur details to get the holiday vibe across. Plus, who doesn't love fur, in general?


Shoespie Womens Christmas Boots

Some men would prefer keeping their entire legs warm with knee-high boots. Well, Shoespie has a whole slew of fashionable designs available for knee-high boots, such as this beauty:


Shoespie Womens Christmas Boots

If you prefer your boots in bold colours and with sexy heels, then check out these red picks from Shoespie:


Shoespie Womens Christmas Boots
Shoespie Womens Christmas Boots

Even if you're looking for sky-high heels, Shoespie has a selection of boots for you, including this high-heeled beauty:


Shoespie Womens Christmas Boots

Regardless of what your bootie style is like, you will definitely find something to your liking in terms of womens christmas boots and high heel boots at Shoespie! Trust me on that! Check them out today!


Shoespie: Fulfil Your Need for Womens Christmas Boots with Ease

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Samsonite Red - The Perfect Bag for Your Everyday Needs

Samsonite Red - The Perfect Bag for Your Everyday Needs


Do you have an everyday bag? I do.

A lot of the time, I take the exact same bag with me practically everywhere. I take it to coffee shops when I work. I take it with me when I go grocery shopping. I even take it out when going out for drinks at night. Unfortunately, my everyday bags change every few months because they end up tattered, fraying and broken before long - to the point where they are no longer resuscitate-able. :(

It gets pretty tiring to have to do this every few months, especially when my everyday bag dies on me before I've gotten a new one at the ready to replace it.

Well, I think I just found the perfect bag for my everyday needs in Samsonite Red.

Samsonite Red


Samsonite Red - The Perfect Bag for Your Everyday Needs


One thing I love about Samsonite Red is the fact that it is incredibly lightweight, yet still has enough compartments and pockets to hold all of my daily necessities in it.

It isn't too big or too small, either, so I won't lose stuff in it all the time nor will I have to cram everything in it. It is also durable and strong, so I can bring it with me even when it rains. The best part, though, is that I can bring my laptop with me everywhere - and with my current schedule, that's a real godsend!

Samsonite Red
It's stylish enough to be worn in outfit shots, too. Hihi.

“We wanted to introduce a line that was stylish and youthful, without taking anything away from the brand’s reliability and functionality — all in one sleek, well-designed package,” explains Ciely Buenviaje, Country Head of Samsonite Philippines, Inc.

Samsonite Red is a collection that simplifies the process of finding a replacement for that trusty old backpack or tote, by giving you a selection of options that range from minimalist to quirky, depending on your needs and personality.

“Diversity is essential to this collection. Samsonite understands that an ‘everyday bag’ isn’t a one size fits all concept—it will be defined by your personal aesthetic, your needs and your way of life.”


Here's to hoping my parents leave one under the tree for me this Christmas. :p

Samsonite Red - The Perfect Bag for Your Everyday Needs

Ericdress: Cheap Clothes Online for All of Your Needs

Ericdress: Cheap Clothes Online for All of Your Needs


Are you looking for cheap clothes online? It doesn't matter where you live or what type of clothing you need, Ericdress has got you covered with affordable prices and great choices.


Ericdress: Enjoy Cheap Clothes Online


Now that winter is upon us, you might be looking for ways to keep warm. Here are some fashionable items from Ericdress that you can wear to stay both warm and fashionable at all times:


Who doesn't love fur? :)

Or, if you are looking for something daring and sexy to surprise your significant other with come Christmas Eve, then Ericdress can help you out with that, as well. Just check out these hot numbers that are sure to bring in some surprising bedtime fun:



In fact, Ericdress has it all, you can even shop for your kids here! Not only will your daughter look ultra fashionable when you shop at Ericdress for her, but she'll also be the talk of the town when she wears this:



Aside from that, Ericdress also has bottoms, tops, suits, couple outfits and men's clothing available; so you will have a wide variety to choose from for anyone and everyone!

Yes, if you are looking for fashion clothing online, nothing beats Ericdress. Check out their entire collection of cheap clothes here.


Ericdress: Cheap Clothes Online for All of Your Needs

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

You're impossible to love or leave.

Do you ever listen to a song that you have loved forever, but could never really relate to, and then suddenly realize that you can finally relate to it, and all of a sudden, it's no longer a song that you love, but a song that breaks your heart?

That's how I feel about Anberlin's "Impossible" (lyrics below).


jacket from Tomato / shorts from Gold Dot / sneaker wedges from Promod / rastaclat-inspired bracelets from OMGeez
Photos by Josue Faustino.

I went to Anberlin's farewell concert a few months ago and all of my old favourites slowly gave way to new favourites as more and more of their songs started to mean things to me due to recent happenings in my life.


Anberlin is one of those I-will-love-you-forever bands. Makes me so happy I got this shirt the first time I saw them in concert when I first moved here a few years back. :)


There's just something about bands that truly stand the test of time.

Right now, I'm still listening to a lot of Ed Sheeran; but I'm also rediscovering The Script and Usher and falling in love with Taylor Swift and Bastille. Do you have any I-could-love-them-forever songs or bands for me? :) I just got my phone back and a Spotify playlist update would be rad.


You make my teeth clench and my hands shake.
Do you ever see what you do to me?
You're wearing me out - just wearing me out,
But I'm wearing you down.

You're impossible to love or leave.
So impossible to win or please.
I'm wearing you out - just wearing you out,
But I'm wearing you down.

Take what you want from me. It means nothing now.
Take everything from me. It means nothing now.
Not so easy to forgive, harder to forget.
Take what you want.

I made your lips wet and your bones quake.
Try to think through what I can do to you.
It's wearing me thin. Can I begin to wear you out?

Take what you want from me. It means nothing now.
Take everything from me. It means nothing now.
Not so easy to forgive, harder to forget.
Take what you want.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Pony Rock and Rumble: Want to Join the Big Event?

Any bloggers or Pony fans want to join the Pony event this Thursday? I'm giving away tickets! :)

Pony is an American brand of footwear that I absolutely swear by when it comes to casual skater-like wear. (And we all know I'm a skater girl.)

Here are just some of the Pony shoes in my current shoe collection:



For the love of Pony, I'd like to invite you to join me and a few of my blogger friends at the PONY ROCK & RUMBLE 2 event this Thursday, Nov 20, at Elements Tent Eton Centris!

The event is inspired by Las Vegas or "Sin City" and the program will be divided into three segments that fuse the famous elements of the city (and some of my favorite things hehe) with PONY’s brand essence: rock music, rebellious sport and adult entertainment.


What to look forward to: SEXY GIRLS, Mixed Martial Arts Competition and dramatic performances by Jejaview, Save Me Hollywood and Hilera. Ms. Joyce Pring and Mr. Rico Robles will be hosting the event. Excited? Come join the fun! Just fill out this Rafflecopter form:
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PONY is the only brand who values uniqueness, individualism and has an anti-establishment view of culture. They have always been and will always be the voice of youthful rebellion.

For more information on Pony, like their page on Facebook. You may also follow them on Twitter and Instagram: @Pony_PH :)

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Heineken: Open Your City with Limited Edition Bottles

Heineken: Open Your City with Limited Edition Bottles


Heineken: Open Your City with Limited Edition Bottles

I had my first taste of beer in Germany when I was 8 years old. My dad was drinking a bottle of Heineken and being the curious lil girl that I was, I asked for a sip. Truth be told, I wasn't fond of it. I was only 8, after all. However, as people's tastebuds change as they get older and the more important alcohol becomes in a stressed-out adult person's life, I have become quite fond of beer, in general - and Heineken is no exception.

Heineken: Open Your City with Limited Edition Bottles

Heineken: Open Your City with Limited Edition Bottles


So, when I heard that Heineken was about to launch some limited edition bottles, my beer-loving heart jumped at the chance to check them out and get reacquainted with the brand that gave me my first taste of beer.

Heineken was born in Amsterdam in 1873, but now it is out to explore the world and its endless possibilities.

Heineken: Open Your City with Limited Edition Bottles

Heineken's "Cities of the World" campaign aims to inspire and motivate people to get out of their comfort zone, embark on adventures all around the world and unlock the secrets of their cities.

Heineken: Open Your City with Limited Edition Bottles

Interestingly enough, I have only been to the non-Asian cities found on Heineken's limited edition bottles; but they have definitely inspired me to see what Shanghai and Singapore have to offer. Time to book me some flights! :p Who's with me? :)

Heineken: Open Your City with Limited Edition Bottles
I grew up in Germany, so this is my favorite bottle! :)

What's your dream city? :)

For more information on Heineken, feel free to like their Facebook page. You may also follow the conversation on Twitter and Instagram with the hashtag #OpenYourCity :)

Heineken: Open Your City with Limited Edition Bottles

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Tidebuy Tote Bags: Buy Cheap Tote Bags Online

Tidebuy Tote Bags: Buy Cheap Tote Bags Online


What woman doesn't love bags? Bags can complete any outfit and are practical for everyday use since you always need to bring important stuff with you whenever you go out.

If you are tired of carrying around boring bags, though, then you need to check out the different tote bags that Tidebuy has to offer. They have something for everyone, after all! And the best part is that they aren't too expensive, even though they are made of top quality materials!


Tidebuy Tote Bags: Buy Cheap Tote Bags Online


If you are looking for something classy and feminine to bring around with you whenever you go out with your girl friends, this bag would be a great accessory:



Looking for a sophisticated bag that you can bring with you to more formal events, but can still fit all of the items that you simply must bring with you? Then check this out:



Looking for a casual yet fashionable bag that you can bring with you whenever you go shopping or do your errands? This one comes with a beachy laid-back vibe that will surely get people talking:



Now, if you're looking for a statement bag that will really turn heads and steal the spotlight, then this tiger bag would be the perfect choice for you:



No matter what kind of bag you are looking for, regardless of what outfit you are wearing or what event you are going to, Tidebuy has something that will suit your every need. Check them out today!

Tidebuy Tote Bags: Buy Cheap Tote Bags Online

Friday, November 7, 2014

Jollitown: The Big Fun Event - Jollibee Always Makes Children Happy

Jollitown: The Big Fun Event - Jollibee Always Makes Children Happy

My daughter Syrena has always been a Jollibee kid. Ever since she was a baby, she's loved Jollibee to bits. To this day (she's 4 now), her comfort food is Jolly Spaghetti and their not-too-sweet pineapple juice.

So, when I told her about Jollitown: The Big Fun Event, it wasn't surprising that she woke up bright and early on a weekend to check out what it was all about.

Jollibee's Jollitown: The Big Fun Event


The Big Fun Event came to life at SMX Convention Center last October 26 in celebration of National Children's Month and it was full of a ton of play zones and massive inflatables!

There were a ton of people when we got there but that didn't stop us from getting our fun on. There were houses to bounce in, fun games to win prizes, and Jollibee eating stations, but this was Syrena's favorite pitstop: the Bubble Dome!


Basically, kids (and parents) get into the Bubble Dome, put on some goggles and blow bubbles to their heart's content.

Even the kids outside of the Bubble Dome had a ton of fun with the bubbles that were produced because they could run after them and pop them from the outside. :D

Syrena loved it so much, she started longingly into the Bubble Dome long after her turn was over.

The Rainbow Slide was a ton of fun, too!


I was so tempted to slide down this slide, too. If there wasn't a massive line of more-deserving kids waiting for their turn, I would've definitely slid down myself. :p


The Big Fun Event was exclusive to Jollibee Kids Club members and there will definitely be more to come; so, if you want to join the next one, make sure to sign up and register now! :) You can do so here.

To stay updated with Jollibee's happenings, make sure to like them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter: @Jollibee :)

Globe iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus Will Finally Be Available Next Week!

Globe iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus Will Finally Be Available Next Week!


Who's excited for the Globe iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus?

I don't know about you, but I've been longing to get my hands on the iPhone 6 since the day I saw it. (The iPhone 6 Plus is a bit too big for me.) I even contemplated having someone buy it for me in the States or buying it at double the price on various online shopping sites in the Philippines. True story.

Globe iPhone 6

Globe iPhone 6


Well, I'm glad I was patient enough to wait this time around because the Globe iPhone 6 will be out next week! Woohoo!

If you're ├╝ber excited, though, you can pre-register for the Globe iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus starting today. Just click here. For more information on Globe Telecom, you may visit their website, as well. :)


Globe iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus Will Finally Be Available Next Week!

Friday, October 31, 2014

Vowslove: Long Prom Dresses Can Be Worn to Any Formal Event

Vowslove: Long Prom Dresses Can Be Worn to Any Formal Event


Do you prefer classic dresses or more modern dresses? Either way, Vowslove can help you out with their wide array of long prom dresses that aren't just perfect for prom night, but for any formal event, in general.

Vowslove: Long Prom Dresses Can Be Worn to Any Formal Event


Whether you are looking for a show-stopping colourful number or something with a more neutral color palette, Vowslove has got you covered:

Vowslove Long Prom DressesVowslove Long Prom Dresses

If you are after intricate details, they've got options like these for you to choose from, as well:

Vowslove Long Prom DressesVowslove Long Prom Dresses

They've also got options for those looking for something extra outstanding on top or those looking for complete lace dresses that scream of the utmost elegance:

Vowslove Long Prom DressesVowslove Long Prom Dresses

Generally speaking, Vowslove has a lot of options in terms of long prom dresses - from chiffon to lace gowns and from off-shoulder to long-sleeved ones. Check them out today and find the perfect dress for your special event!

Vowslove: Long Prom Dresses Can Be Worn to Any Formal Event