Friday, July 31, 2009
I am not one of the Aquinos... not a family friend nor related in any way to them but I felt sad when I heard that our former President, icon of democracy, Corazon Cojuangco Aquino died due to Cardio Respiratory Arrest.
Cory gained her popularity when she lead us, Filipinos, to fight for the dictator government of Marcos. She stood up in Edsa Shrine and willfully accepted a responsibility she never thought of having and guided us in a way a very protected mother guides her children. We may not be from her own blood but she treated her fellowmen in every most possible and courageous way.
President Aquino belongs to one of the most affluent and rich family in the Philippines but she stayed simple and approachable. In all her videos and documentaries, I have never seen Mrs. Aquino to boast of her wealth and power. She became the most powerful woman but she never use her power in some way that would harm her people. But instead, she built a government that will rule by not just herself and her interest but by the constitution of the people. She gave us the greatest gifts that any nation would like to achieved: People Power and Moral Leadership.
In the past few weeks of July, Cory has been all over the news as her Colon Cancer is getting worst. After few days, special messages, yellow ribbons, and pictures of the great president is scattered all over town. This just proves that she is a President loved by the people.
To you Madame President, Icon of Democracy, Corazon Aquino, your legacy will never be forgotten.
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Marathon TR Mid
I have always love white sneakers and running shoes... I don't know? But it's like you can never go wrong with white... unless, of course, when it's raining... it's Classic.
In the coming Fall/Winter 2009/2010, David Beckham have collaborated with the Adidas Originals owner, James Bond to design a collection for men. Marathon TR Mid is one of the shoes to be released on this much awaited collection. It features a waterproof GORE-TEX upper, reflective 3 stripes tape, a hidden zip pocket on the tongue and a grey blue upper. The collection will be available in October.
Look how cute it is when worn over jeans... So Cool!
I can't wait for the Fall! Here's another shoes that I am drooling for!
Who told you that a High Fashion House like Hermes only manufactures uber expensive bags like Birkin? The French Fashion brand has conquer the world of Technology by coming up with a bluetooth headset that matches any Birkin Bags that Victoria Beckham have in her closet.
The ultra-chic headset, designed by Emanuel Laffon de Mazeres, has custom-built silicon earring that is molded over your ear. And because it is an uber high fashion ferosha piece, it matches its high tech feature wherein it can be recharge wirelessly by just placing it on the circular bay. Cool huh!?
Monday, July 27, 2009
Last Sunday morning, I got an email from Lacoste that they just slashed off additional 25% off from their current on-sale items. You can't just imagine how I feel the moment I saw the email. I've been struggling so much for my team's target and when I saw the email, it gives smile on my face and can't wait to go home to place my orders.
I was planning to buy something for myself, of course, on Lacoste Online Store since I got back from HK. I decided to wait until I paid of all my credit card bills so that it won't add up to my burden. Since Lacoste won't ship out items to the third world country, I've contacted my Aunt in California and told her that I'll be sending over my online purchases there and she'll manage to ship those out to me. She agreed as she will be sending something to me since she forgot the chocolates I bought last November when I was there. Here's what I have in mind on my way home:
God knows how long I've stayed online at their store deciding which one to get. I might be jobless in the next coming months due to not meeting my target so I've settled myself with the above shirts and jacket. As usual, before you go on checking out for payment, it will ask you the normal stuffs like shipping address, if it will be a gift, credit card number and expiration date. As soon as I reached the last step, it was asking for my billing address. I scanned over the States and Country section but Philippines is nowhere to be found!
I was like, WTF!? Why can't I use my home address as billing address? I've done online purchases a number of times but what happened now? It gives me so much pain and headaches that after all these days of thinking what to buy for myself, it will just turn out to be a total disaster! I reached for my phone to contact my aunt in California to ask her to buy the stuffs I wanted and I'll just send her my payment but it dawned on me that maybe it's really not for me. Maybe I was destined to save for my future. Maybe it would be better to buy it myself in the US (since HK doesn't carry my size after all!). Well, that gives me hope... gives my smile back on my face... until my eyes closes.
I over slept with my clothes and shoes on. I totally forgot my plans of visiting my cousin in the hospital, watching Harry Potter and Ice Age at the Mall. I woke up at around 6PM where my nephew was knocking on my door.
I can feel the breeze of August and my most awaited month, July will come to an end... July is my month and I've been thinking of a way to celebrate my birthday since last year. Parties are not my thing since I don't want anyone to lay their attentions on me. So when Cebu Pacific had a promo last April, I decided to scrap out another entry on my bucket list and head out of the country and celebrate my birthday in Hongkong!
I've been to Hongkong a couple of times and I just can't get enough of the City. The lights, streets, the shops, subway, the food.. I love almost everything in HK. It's second on my list of favorite places I've been to. Well New York is at the top since I've never been to Paris.
So after telling my dad that I'll be attending a conference in Davao (on my birthday), I packed my things up and fly with my friend, Cee to the City of Summer Sale!
After paying for Terminal Tax at NAIA 3
Waiting for the flight
Cee trying to not know that she's being photographed
it was around 9:30PM so we eat at Cafe de Coral
We arrived in TST around 11:30 PM and decided to call out the night and sleep for tomorrow's birthday celebration and shopping!
Mind you, if it's not because of my Bucket List and for the Sale I won't be going to HK this time of the month! It's freaking HOOOOTTTT!!!