And you sang a tune to make me smile

And you sang a tune to make me smile

Knit blouse, unbranded, P250. JackSon jeans, P250. Mother of pearl bracelet, P100(?). All from Circle C.

My top was originally 280, but I asked the sales lady to bring it down to 250. She said yes almost immediately. DARN IT. I should have asked for 200, instead! Ah, I have much to learn about haggling.

I realize now that I’m growing increasingly fond of stripes. I also realize that Circle C is now my favorite shopping place. I must blog about it soon.

About the Photo
I don’t know why I still held on to the empty plate. Useless details galore in this photo, but whatever. LOL. This was right before lunch at a friend’s house, and my officemates kept passing by. Which is a good thing, because they made me laugh.

Title from “Coast is Clear” by In-flight Safety.

The way you wear your hat

the way you wear your hat

This here is my cowboy hat. It’s not leather, and it’s not even real suede, but I love it. While at the Pahiyas festival in Lucban, Quezon back in mid-May 2005, I saw farmers and cowboys wearing old, worn-out hats like this one, and I knew then that it was the predestined time for me to finally have a cowboy hat. I found a store by the street carrying it in blue, black and brown. Bought this one for 250 pesos, and never regretted it. Not that it wasn’t a bargain to begin with. I had too much of a hard time hiding my giddy face, so I didn’t bother asking for a discount.

I’ve used this hat for costume parties, for trips under the sun, and for no reason whatsoever while working at home. I’m pretty sure I wore it at least once while dueling with my thesis.

About the photo
I discovered that my dresser light provides great lighting. Karess kept the room lights off to get a dramatic effect. Nice one, roommie.

Title taken from “They Can’t Take That Away From Me” by the Gershwins (and Fred Astaire)

Speaking words of wisdom

Speaking words of wisdom

…let it be~ ooooooh!
-“Let It Be”, The Beatles

Beatles+Wii = this shirt.

Black shirt, Trapik Jeans USA. Christmas gift from my brother. He bought it in Divisoria. A place I will probably never go to voluntarily. Or, if I ever do, I probably would have done it after taking 10 steadying breaths and reciting, “You’re going to be okay, you’re going to be okay, you’re going to be okay…” many, many, manymanymany times.

On a side note: Our topic in this year’s prayer and fasting is WISDOM. Heeheehee.

About the photo
The noonday sunlight in my room looks nice, doesn’t it? 😀 I just slightly adjusted the contrast to make my wall less blue.

and the sun always shines down on your shoes

and the sun always shines down on your shoes

could be a blue, blue Christmas for you…
— “Rocks and Daggers”, Noah and the Whale

Chips Ahoy tee, P100. JackSon jeans, P250. InStyle Clogs, P400. Blue beaded bracelet, P50. All from Circle C.

For today’s family reunion, I went with my signature color, BLUE! That right there is my new favorite t-shirt. Not only is it blue, but it also bears the logo of one of my favorite snacks ever since I was a kid. Chips Ahoy! is LOVE.

That pair of clogs are just…ARGH. I love them. They’re wood, but oh so comfortable.  Compared to the other sandals displayed with them, they were a bit pricey — originally tagged P500, but I was able to get the salesgirl to bring it down to 400 — but it was well worth it! I mean, just look at those heels, man!

Time to shop for the everything I’m wearing in this photo (plus more): 40 minutes. Circle C is awesome for non-shoppers like me.

About the photo
Taken in my room using my Sony Ericsson W760i propped up on a desk and several books. Lighting provided by the morning sun. The pinkish hue was due to a pink scarf hung in my window as a substitute for a curtain.