31 Dec 2012

Back Track

Maybe it's the holiday season, or the cold air I've been breathing the past twenty-four hours or so, or probably my craving for some Amaretto Sour or gin (I need to take my mind off it). But I'm suddenly in the mood to write.

What, you think I'm going to let the last day of 2012 slip through my fingers just like that without even a blog post? You're wrong. Because here I am, typing away in my mother's laptop. Trying to come up with something witty to say just so I can impress y'all with my big words. But not really. A year from now, when I read this entry I'd probably end up saying "What the hell was I thinking?!". The same thing I say-slash-ask after a drunken night. So to the next-year-me: shut up.

Twenty-twelve has been pretty okay. Honestly I don't remember much about it. Everything felt like a blur. The first couple of months felt like a routine: I wake up, get dressed, then just do something random with my friends like eat and then go home. Except for that time when all of my batch mates were in tears, writing on each other's uniforms about how much they'd miss them yadda yadda - they were all busy graduating: shopping for nice dresses and heels, getting their hair done and doing their make up; while I still had two semesters ahead of me. It's okay though 'cause this year wasn't so bad. The last quarter has got to be the best, though. So I'll write about that!


In October, I was persuaded by a friend to try and submit my CV to Styles Entertainment since they were looking for marketing interns, the same night I bagged myself an interview. After said interview, I didn't think I'd get the job since I practically know nothing about the company. But they still got me! That's one.


November rolled by and... well I don't remember much about it. But my friends and I had this super random trip to Tagaytay and I somewhat ended up in TEF (Tagaytay Electronica Festival) wherein I didn't plan on going to at all! Got drunk. The following week was Karla's birthday party which I could never miss for the world. That was an awesome night. I was drunk then, too.


And then there's December. And oh boy, did I love December. I really do! Lately I've been going out with friends, meeting new people and basically just having the time of my life. This is probably one of the things that I wasn't able to fully enjoy when I was in my teens. Maybe I'm just making up for it? Christmas was exceptional, I got to spend it with my family - complete family. That was really nice. And now it's the last day of twenty-twelve. Time to get drunk on cheap wine. ;)

2 Dec 2012

Goodbye, Multiply

Here are excerpts from some of my blog entries in Multiply.

April 14, 2007
Dear ANNE, Congratulations! It is our pleasure to inform you that you have been accepted to De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde. You are, therefore, eligible to enroll for the First Trimester of SY 2007-2008 in the degree program:

Bachelor of Arts, Major in Fashion Design and Merchandising

To confirm your enrollment, please submit the original copy of your fourth year report cardand other stated confirmation requirements (see attatched) to the Admissions Center on April 13, 2007 but not later than April 23, 2007. Non-submission of the confirmation requirements by the specified date will mean forfeiture of your slot.

Welcome to De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde. We look forward to further developing your interests and talents. we also hope that you find your enjoyment and satisfaction in our innovative and learner-centered activities and methods.


October 2, 2007
Yesterday was quite a blast. Didn't go to school due to heavy rain fall here in the mountains. Actually it was more of like I made parinig to my dad that I don't have an umbrella and it's gonna be hard for me to go out in such weather.. COMMUTING. Haha! And yeah he didn't let me go out. *happy*


May 9, 2008
Tonight is not any different from the other nights I've had.

Okay, that's a lie.

I'm home on a Friday night. What else could be worse? I'd rather be here, than be outside with no cash. Hah.


June 24, 2008
Long weekend. Tomorrow is Manila day :D
Shall we rejoice?


July 7, 2008
I am a busy bee. I practically live in EspaƱa and just sleep at home. I spend more time doing plates than planning gigs.


August 12, 2008
No matter what happens, I promise. I'm just one call away.. okay luvy? We are forever. Nothing can ever tear us apart. Like, you and me against the world. When you have a problem, you know who to call. I hate seeing you all messed up cos it makes me messed up too. :(

Just remember that I'm here for you no matter what happens, no matter who you've become and whatnots. :) You are so important to me. Extremely special. And I don't want you out of my life, ever.

I miss you luvy. I hope we can be together soon. Don't be sad, it breaks my heart.


October 11, 2008
The first ever semester of my college life is officially over since 8am on the 9th of October. Fun as it may seem, but I will surely miss everything about this sem.

I never knew I'd get this close to certain people from my batch, higher levels, other courses and such. Time flies by so fast especially when you're having fun. It seems like yesterday when I had my first day of classes -- the night before I hoped not to be late but I was anyway. Haha! Oh well, don't want to be too nostalgic here.

See you all next semester! :)
I love you to the people I'm always seen with.


October 31, 2008
I like boys who smell like cologne and cigarettes.


January 25, 2009
I AM NOT TURNING EIGHTEEN
I AM NOT TURNING EIGHTEEN
I AM NOT TURNING EIGHTEEN
I AM NOT TURNING EIGHTEEN
I AM NOT TURNING EIGHTEEN
I AM NOT TURNING EIGHTEEN
I AM NOT TURNING EIGHTEEN

Okay so I am turning eighteen in less than five hours and I am not thrilled about it. It's just that, I've never had happy bithrdays. And I don't know if this time, it would turn out the way I want it to. But whatever, I don't really care anymore. Turning eighteen is just like turning seventeen. There's really nothing to be excited and thrilled about (except for being legal, that is).

So there. I am not thinking about this anymore =)) Come what may.


December 21, 2009
... I've realized though that I don't need a boyfriend, I just need a companion. Those are two different things. And that I am not yet ready for a relationship - a long-term engagement apparently scares the shit out of me.

... I didn't cry - I almost did but I didn't. This isn't because I am one heartless bitch, it is because I know I am strong. And no man deserves a woman's tears. Plus, I need to mature. I need to know and learn my limitations, what's good from bad. No more playing safe, no more settling for less.


June 13, 2010
I like it when you send me songs that you think I'd like, even when your hands get sweaty when you hold mine. I like it that you love my voice when I just woke up, and that you called just to sing me a stupid song you know I can't resist. Maybe you wouldn't be able to read this post but it would be better off that way. What we have now is lovely, and that's all that matters now. I am happy and so are you. Let's leave it like this.

Some things are just never meant to be the way we want them to. And being selfish isn't an option for any of us.

How ironic is this blog post? I'm not in love but my words seem to be sugarcoated. Love is bittersweet. Once again, I am not in love. I like somebody I am not supposed to. So for the record, fuck my life. It's gotta get bad before it gets good, they say, and I believe in this. I'm never going to give in completely ever again. I've learned my lesson.


November 10, 2010
Sometimes, God gives you something and takes it away in a heartbeat. But what if, he never really gave it to you anyway?

Then you start wondering, what if the one you really need is right in front of you but you keep taking him / her for granted? I've had my what ifs. And today my what if and I held hands. For the first time in the three years that we've been friends. GOD.

26 Nov 2012

SWERVECITY

It's been way too long since my last mix tape (and not to mention, my last post lol). Today, I got inspired to do something a bit productive and to also practice my designing abilities. What better way to do it than to make a playlist, right?

I present to you "SWERVECITY", inspired by the first track from Deftones' new album, Koi No Yokan aka my latest obsession. Enjoy!



LISTEN

8 Oct 2012

First Spin: Karla x Eunice

Remember that time when my two closest friends DJ-ed for the first time? No? It's probably because I haven't blogged about it yet, even if it happened about a month ago (First Thursday of September) in Today at Future, Cubao Expo. Usually, I accompany my posts with photos, but this time I'm going to do it a little differently.


Video/Editing: Anne Vitug
Music: Get Lit feat. Fat Tony - A$AP ROCKY

1 Oct 2012

I Went Back to the '90s

The '90s was an incredible time for me as a child, I loved everything about it! The countless boy bands, MTV Most Wanted, watching morning cartoons and having breakfast with my family. Best times of my life. I had no idea what it was like for teenagers during the time, though - parties and the likes. But last Wednesday, my friends threw a party that was in the theme of what I was talking about. So you know what that means.

I didn't have anything to wear down to the last minute that I had to go. But I figured something out eventually, of course.

Before heading over to KYSS where the party was happening, David and I headed over to Greenbelt for his haircut where we also met up with Rutherford and Karla.

Karla and I in Greenbelt. Her pegging The Craft and me pegging Daria, as you can see. You may have noticed how we've switched hairstyles (reference). Very unintentional.

After Greenbelt, we all headed to Paul and AJ's place to prepare and have dinner.

Judd.

Bruce and Ruther.

David.

Karla and Judd made a video for the event which consisted of our '90s faves.

Nixon Marquez, stylist/DJ

Jujiin Samonte and Rcxy Bautista. Two of the birthday celebrants that night.

Troy and Den.

'90s babies. 
Dave and Den. 
The crowd.

It was a pretty star-studded event. Hmm.

In fact, it was so star-studded even Scary Spice was there!

Twinsies! Rendell and Judd.

David and I.

It was a really fun party! People should totes throw more parties like this. ;)


Photos from: Karla Ynzon, her Instagram and my Instagram.
Post-process for the 10th-13th photos are by me.

19 Sep 2012

I Maed Dis

You don't need to be a chef or a culinary-arts graduate to be able to assemble something like this. I'm neither.

 It's a lazy Wednesday afternoon, and not to mention it's been raining a lot these past days. You know those times when you aren't doing anything and then you start raiding the fridge to find something to eat? Then you realize that you're bored, not exactly hungry. Today was just like that. Except my mom actually asked me to cook the beef, and I was in the mood for some Mexican (one of my favorites). I specifically asked her to buy ingredients to make a good amount of Burritos but she's always preferred tacos / nachos. Sometimes parents are just always so stubborn.

Anyway! This is the dish that I came up with: Open beef tacos topped with two kinds of cheese and hash brown on the side. I have to be honest with you guys, plating isn't really my forte as you can see.


You will need:
Taco shells / Nacho chips (They're pretty much the same thing)
Cooking oil
Onions (red and white)
Garlic
Ground beef
Water
Oregano
Red bell pepper
Tomatoes
Parsley (I didn't have any so I used basil instead)
Nacho cheese and cream cheese
Salt and Pepper to taste

What you have to do:

  1. Heat about two tablespoons of oil in a pan.
  2. Once it's hot enough, put in the chopped onion and garlic. Saute until the onion is transparent. Be careful not to burn the garlic!
  3. Add in the red bell pepper that's cut into small cubes.
  4. When you start smelling the red bell pepper (don't ask me how it smells like, you'll know when you're already at it), put in the ground beef and mix it.
  5. Add about 1/4 cup of water and then mix it some more so the beef will come undone (I have no idea how to explain it), add a pinch of salt and pepper let it simmer and wait until the water dries out.
  6. While you're waiting for that, you can start chopping up the tomatoes and onions into little cubes.
  7. On a different pan, fry the brownies until golden brown. Make sure that the oil's very hot but not burnt.
  8. As for the chips, put it in a microwavable plate and top it with the nacho cheese and cream cheese. Pop it in the microwave for about forty seconds or until the cheese melts.
  9. Once your beef is dried up (but still juicy enough), it's good to go!
  10. Assemble!

I'm no food blogger, but it's really fun to talk about food every once in a while.

PS.
I pretty much eyeballed the ingredients so there aren't any specific measurements.

16 Sep 2012

Christmas Wishlist 2012

Ber months are here again, and it's wishlist season! It has sort of become some sort of tradition for me, hasn't it?

In my spare time (which is, the entire day) I like to go through websites and save photos of the stuff that I like. Most of the time it gets me in this sulky mood because I can't really afford all of them. One by one. So as early as July, I started to compile a bunch of things that I like, saving them in a folder that I named WANTS - pretty self-explanatory, heh. -___-

A bunch of tops from Vans.

Denim cut offs from Topshop.

Denim hoodie, vest and military-inspired button down all from Topshop.

Black skinny jeans and denim cut-offs from Vans.

Acid washed jeans from Topshop.

Snapbacks and beanie from Vans.

Vans OTW sneakers. 
Vans Creepers (Japan Exclusive)

Leopard Sk8-Hi from Vans

Creepers from TUK

Sneaker creepers from TUK

Basic flats and Moccasins from H&M.

Flatforms from NastyGal

You may have noticed that most of the stuff I picked out aren't exactly the girliest things on the face of the planet. Maybe because I practically live in my sneakers.

Dear friends, my shoe size is 7.5-8 (US Women's) and I'm also an 8 (Medium) when it comes to clothes (shirts and jeans).

2 Sep 2012

Stay Okay

This is how I 'celebrated' the first day of September. August wasn't exactly the best there is but I'm really hoping that the first ber month makes up for it.

Some time last week, a friend of mine who was an apprentice of the great Nero Nieva (Tatay Nero) asked me if I wanted a tattoo and I couldn't help but say yes! Besides, she did a good job with my dad's tattoo and I trust her. She didn't fail me, of course.


This is my own design and I'm so happy with it. I knew from the moment that I wanted to get a quote - something in script, but I wasn't sure which one. Karla told me that I need you so much closer was way too cheesy and I immediately got defensive and said that it's a Death Cab For Cutie song, but according to her, not everybody knows this. So I went with the simple, yet straight to the point "Stay Okay". No regrets.

Tattooed by: Regine Sulit of Octopush Ink

7 Aug 2012

All Weekend Long

My mom once told me that I'm the type of girl who's very masawain (gets bored with things easily), oh how true her words are! So now I'm trying really hard to spice things up. You know how you love something, but then you also love a lot of other things? Yeah.

You all know my very good friend, Karla. Well, we just recently "launched" our first ever VLOG! Can you believe it? At first (before we even made a channel), it was just a joke between the two of us until I turned it into reality and made us a YouTube channel. Sometimes words just can't express how much of a great time we had, this is what the videos are for - to show y'all how fun we actually are! Let's just hope that this isn't just a phase.

Aside from being aspiring quote-unquote: vloggers, we're also trying to keep our artsy side intact by exploring other art forms that we're not exactly familiar with. This part is very important for me since I've been very fickle. So right now I'm getting to know film-making and the likes. My dad's an amazing animator and he's been showing me the ropes since I first showed interest in high school. Stopped, and then became in touch with it again during my junior year in college. Stopped again, and now I'm back. Although I must admit, my so-called skills are a little bit rusty.

Not to mention, the last weekend has been busy for the both of us! First up was Last Days (28 / July / 2012, Saturday) which was held at Warehouse 1, GEE Building - it was a warehouse party and Mono/Poly played. They were really good although I didn't really catch much of their set. We got charged for entrance and it didn't come with free drinks so I had to dance sober the entire night. I must admit, it was really fun! So fun that I still kept thinking about it the day after. Perfect way to end July.


Since we were so bitin during last days, Karla and I just knew that we had to go to the last Hipstars party (03 / August / 2012, Friday) that took place in Christopher de Venecia's place in Forbes Park. The theme / attire was "Space Cowboys and Neon Indians" and it got me so confused. I wasn't sure if I should dress up like a cowboy or an indian, or if my clothes should be space-like or neon. Ended up wearing my extremely colorful button-down shirt with a bandage skirt and Vans. You have no idea how happy I was that I went with the sneakers rather than my heels. I danced all night and was extremely intoxicated! Wish I had a video of that night 'cause right now, words just can't describe. But I will do my best! The crowd was great, music was great, free-flowing food and drinks, amazing company (there was a mechanical bull, too!). Eunice and I went around and put warpaint on random people's faces for the sake of socializing. I wish I can remember everybody's name. We had met quite a number.

If you were there, and your face was painted on but wasn't sure by who, that might be me. I was one of the two girls going around telling / asking people "Hey, do you want some warpaint? Come on, it's just a little lipstick". If you said yes and was painted on, leave a comment! Hopefully, the next party I go to, I'll see familiar faces and then I can talk to you people some more when I'm buzzed beyond belief since I've always been awkward when sober.


Got home at around 4:30AM the following day (Saturday) and as if it wasn't enough, I still went out that night. Still in Makati of course. Il Ponticello for my friends' gig (Designated DJs for the night).


This is the part wherein I call it a week.

I'm not really much of a party girl but I've been enjoying going out with my friends and just meeting people. Besides, it's not like I party all the time. ;)

So if you know anything amazeballs coming up this weekend, leave a comment and let me know about it then maybe we can get sloshed together! My friends and I will surely be looking for something to do. ;)

Photo Credits:
Karla Ynzon
The Other Joseph Pascual

Gabby Cantero
Al Avellana

PS.
Thank you to OS Accessories for loaning me your very beautiful Bone Gang necklace on the night of Hipstars.