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The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

There is water dripping from my ceiling.

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Iza Calzado for Mega Magazine

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T3#6: 10 Reasons Not To Get an iPad – Yet

Today’s Facebook statuses were filled with mostly only 2 things: the search for the next Las Vegas Mowdels, and Apple’s launch of the new iPad. Of the two, the former interests me not, on many levels (check out this YouTube video to know why), while the latter obviously, especially to an Apple Techie like myself, […]

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It Ain’t Over ‘Til The Fat Lion Sings

What do you do when you’re trapped in a catch 22? This is the story of how some things should be better left said, and how we shouldn’t take goodwill for granted.

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T3#5: 10 Things I Hate About KFC Commonwealth Avenue (repost)

What do you do when you’re thinking about dinner, cannot get out of where you are, only have your phone as your ally, and can spare 30 minutes to wait? NOT CALL KFC OF COURSE! And here are ten reasons why you shouldn’t:

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Up Stage Right (repost)

up·stage 1. To distract attention from (another performer) by moving upstage, thus forcing the other performer to face away from the audience. 2. To divert attention or praise from; force out of the spotlight: a vice president who repeatedly tried to upstage the president. 3. To treat haughtily.

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TT#1: The Brows Have It (repost)

Makeup is a very tricky art. Aside from having a living organ for a canvas, it’s also one that requires you to make sure that every aspect of the process – from foundation to lipstick – is explainable, and justifiable. No one likes accidents, no matter if  they’re pleasant ones, on their faces.

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The Closer I Get To You

While experimenting on how to embed videos on this new website format of mine, I came across an old performance with Sitti at the Captain’s Bar of the Mandarin Oriental where I played special guest. This was sort of an impromptu performance for all of us – band included – and a very special one […]

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T3#4: My 10 Best Michael Jackson Songs

No, I refuse to be part of a worldwide requiem for the King Of Pop. But when I think about my own personal musical journey, I can’t help but go back to how much Michael Jackson has influenced my sound & musical preference. So instead of speaking about how much he’s influenced my life (and […]

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Etoiles

image borrowed from The Atlas of the Stars We are taught, in Nursery, of stars in rhymes that are capable of making wishes come true. By Grade School, they become badges of honor; medals we receive for proper decorum or academic excellence. In High School, they become role models; athletes and performers whom we wish […]

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A Test Of Patience

image borrowed from The Studies Reloaded It’s funny how as kids, we cringed at the the thought of a quiz, test, or exam. I remember making faces and testing the limits of my teachers’ patience once the announcement of such events took place. It even got me to the Disciplinary Office quite a few times. […]

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T3#3: 10 Things To Remember When Doing A Shoot

image borrowed from The Grand Palais This is the reality for someone who’s saving up for a wedding (mine, of course): booking every available slot and saving up for that special day 15 or so months from now. So in the interest of those who are in the same condition as I am, whether it […]

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T3#2: 10 Things I Hate About Wannabe Photographers

image borrowed from Photography Colleges Eight years in the beauty business has taught me one singular thing: there is no such thing as mediocrity. You’re either just beautiful or you’re not; just ugly or not. Plain is a white polo, or a place where you plant rice, not a beauty standard. The same, I guess, […]

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T3#1: 10 Things I Hate About Home Makeover Shows

Ok ok I know it’s been a while (read: almost half a year) since I last posted. I have been a deliquent. But in between bouts of writers’ block, procrastination, and pure boredom, business has been booming, and life has been quite active. But now that I have found the time to write (much like […]

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Christmas Contests Ka-Cheapan!

Believe it or not, this is the photo I present on my travels. I will admit, though, that there has been some assistance (the operative word being SOME) from CS3, but the photo is still a testament to the photographic talent of Ronnie Salvacion and makeup savvy of Juan Sarte III. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, […]

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Secure Empty Trash.

image borrowed from PetitInvention I’ve always held a great respect for tenure. In fact, my life is filled with positions that are held for long periods of time: my family I’ve had all my life; my real friends are at least a decade old; exes last at the very least 9 months (or at least […]

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Time

America gets a new chance, and Hollywood’s long-time prediction (or joke) is proven true: Obama wins, there is a Black president in the White house, and everyone (well, at least majority of the US — and the world) is happy.

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New Words, New Music

In lieu of new posts, and as I try to hurriedly catch my brain to write again, here’s something you guys might find interesting. It’s a new set of lyrics for a new song I’m cooking up. Let me know what you think.

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Mercury And The Rain

I HATE the rain.

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You Win None, You Lose One

“When was the last time you did something for the first time?” — Emirates Airline TVC copy

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