25 Jan 2012

Pre-Birthday Post: A Wish List

By now, you're probably aware of how semi-obsessed I am with compiling photos of things I want and including them in my *insert occasion here* wish list. And now I did it again since I have the perfect excuse to do so because my birthday is coming up! Here are the things that I would really want to have at the moment.

Four Year Strong Live in Manila tickets. It's no secret that I'm a pretty big fan of FYS and I couldn't pass up the chance of going to their concert even if it's during my (thesis) defense week. The ticket prices cost a bit more than how much I'm willing to pay though.

Nothing screams comfy than an over-sized top. I'm obsessed with these kinds of apparel lately and I don't think it would hurt to own some more.

Dresses. These are all from Forever 21. Just in case you would want to buy me one.
A denim jacket (also from Forever 21) and a nice over-sized cardigan 'cause I never got around to owning another one after le ex boyfriend lost the one my mom gave me. 
New jeans for me, please! You see, I never really own a lot of jeans because each time I attempt buying a pair, there's always something wrong. It's either it's too short for me or the fit just seems a little off. So this year I'm really looking forward to the perfect pair since my favorite ones need to be put to rest.
Acid washed shorts from Forever 21. You might have noticed that I've been putting a lot of stuff from F21 on my wish lists, it's because they have branches here in the Philippines.

Dri-Fit Soccer shorts and these incredibly cute reversible mesh shorts from Nike. Remember one of my new year's resolutions wherein I promised to keep fit / healthy? Well yeah, I'm pushing through with that.

Because I just loooooooove Vans. Jesse Jo Stark's creepers for said brand and a pair of classic, all black Authentics. I was going to get the latter the previous year but I ended up buying the royal blue ones that I've wanted for quite some time just because they didn't have sizes for women during that period. 
Nike Air Max Women's in Grey / Blue Chlorine for jogging. I never had a pair of cross-trainers since sixth grade. Honest.

Girly shoes! The first one might not be too girly seeing that they're zombie flats (Iron Fist) but they're too cute to ignore. I can already imagine myself wearing them with my all-black outfits (default outfit 24/7). The Perfect Platform in Nude from Nasty Gal looks incredibly comfortable. So does the 99 lace booties from Jeffrey Campbell. Gorgeous shoes are gorgeous.
This Zip Satchel from New Look is the perfect size. Not too big, not too small and I'm pretty sure my wallet's going to fit inside! Thank you so much David for scoring me one. Such a nice early birthday gift but the thing is, I'm only getting my hands on it when he gets back from Dubai on May. It's all good, though!

Forever on my wish list. A 15" MacBook Pro.

I've been telling dad that I wanted a new lens for Tyler (My Canon 40D) and I think that Canon's 50mm f1.8 would be just fine. It's small which means it wouldn't make my camera any heavier! The lens I have now is pretty bulky which results to the laziness I feel of not lugging a camera around anymore. Which brings us to this beautiful Leica X1. Other than Canon digital cameras, I've always dreamed of having a Leica. The reviews are good and look at that posh, vintage design! Perfect for everyday use.

64Gig iPod Touch 4G to acomodate my wide range of music selection (LOLJK). I need to upgrade my iPod (I'm still using my 5th Gen iPod nano with the video camera) but I'm too attached to it so I won't be letting it go. The practical side of me would go for a 120Gig iPod classic but when my friends introduced me to Temple Run.. well, let's just say that my thoughts have changed. Oh, and all those cute photography apps! I'm a sucker for those things.

Gold Casio watches and Swatch watches, please! I never knew how good of an investment time-wear is until my mom got me this cute wrist-watch from Bench.

I wasn't a fan of red lipstick (at all) but when I discovered how dramatic it made bare faces look, I started working it everyday! And now I feel the need to invest on a good red lipstick. Must save up for MAC's Russian Red. Or you can always get me one, I won't complain. Teehee.

Last year I've been thinking of dyeing my hair an extremely shocking color but decided that a pastel shade would be even more shocking. But since I couldn't find the perfect hair dye here in the Philippines and I still can't get on with bleaching my hair because of school, I postponed it. But I've been looking up good dyes to use just in case the time comes wherein my hair's past my shoulders, healthy and good to go. Manic Panic's Virgin Snow for toning my future bleached hair, and once it's extremely white, I will be using Mystic Heather by the same brand. I really couldn't wait.

So there you have it. My wish list for my *gulp* 21st birthday. I don't know whether I should be excited or if I should dread this day. But I'm looking at the bright side!

23 Jan 2012

Red Lipstick

It all started on the 21st of January when Karla and I decided to be productive instead of just slacking off everywhere we go. So I asked her to bring her laptop with her that day so I can at least work on my thesis. She brought her other school stuff too and we helped each other.

The day started with us hanging out for a bit at Shangri-La where we basically did almost nothing except for recording some crazy videos and take pictures. At around 7PM, we decided to head over to Moonleaf to continue our school work. I'm happy to announce that I was able to finish some of the stuff that I needed to do. Karla, too! So I rewarded myself by playing Temple Run (disclaimer: extremely addicting game) on Karla's iPod Touch, and we took a lot of pictures.

This is where the red lipstick comes in. I tried Karla's miraculously awesome red "lipstick". It's the first time I wore red lipstick outside the comforts of my bedroom. It worked extremely well with minimal make up.

With my long lost and new found friends, Cody and Leo! You're probably wondering how I met Cody, well I met him back when I was still in high school, and he, in elementary. It's really nice to have seen him again after all these years.

We stayed 'til closing because we waited for someone who we couldn't (almost) last a day without.

Yes, the person I'm referring to is Ruther. It's just weird to not to be with him even for just a day because the three of us are always, always together! We left shortly after he got there, though. Since we basically have nothing to do there anymore.

The following day (a Saturday), I met up with the two (Karla and Ruther) in Trinoma to go around for a bit since it was still quite early. Honestly, I don't like going to that mall because it was congested with people. I mean, I'm not claustrophobic or anything like that and I'm not anti-social, but sometimes (for me), being around with so many human beings in the day time wears me out.

We had late lunch / merienda at Teriyaki Boy wherein Karla and I decided that it was our cheat day.
We had two platters of California Maki (the three of us shared this), Buffalo Wings and rice (Ruther's), my Tempura Sashimi Tartare, and Karla's Salmon Sashimi. Look, I'm not really sure what most of them are called but they're all freaking good.


After satisfying our hunger / cravings, we picked Dave up at Moonleaf Maginhawa and then proceeded to Taft. On the way there, we recorded a bunch of videos that we have yet to upload on YouTube. So sorry about that.

We stayed in McDonald's Taft for a little bit and hung out with Willar Mateo who was an awesome designer.

Willar and Dave.

Obligatory group shot.

Sporting red lips like the previous night. I'm loving this look too much. Note to self: Must buy blood red lipstick.

 After staying in Taft for a bit, the four of us headed to Mercato. We played a game in the car wherein you get points if you guessed the title of the song and the artist correctly. One point for each. It got kind of crazy, they were all so into it! I was the one in charge of the songs so I couldn't join, obviously.

With Dave and Karla. Willar took this photo while Ruther was in the car, sleeping.

After having a super light dinner (I had peppered corn. Who does that?), we went to Cubao Ex since we haven't been there for a while.

The night didn't end in X, of course. After we dropped Rutherford off at his house, Dave and Willar at Ayala, Karla and I went back to Mercato. Can you guess why?

After having pesto pasta (my favorite) and isaw (Karla's meal) over an interesting conversation plus walking around a bit to sight-see, we headed home. Another fun night, as usual. Too bad Eunice, Paul, Cai and Travis were M.I.A. But there's always next time!