Freeway presents: Abdulmari Imao

29 May 2016

Freeway's National Artist Collector’s Series launches are always wonderful to witness, so I make it a point to go whenever my schedule permits me to. Art, history, culture, and fashion literally collide as Freeway continues to revolutionize the meaning of fashionalism, this time by showcasing the works of the first and only Moro honored as National Artist of the Philippines to date, Abdulmari Imao.

Named National Artist for Sculpture in 2006, Imao worked not only as a sculptor but also as a painter, ceramist, photographer, film maker, and writer. He was a patron of Philippine Muslim Art and Culture and is known for his unique adaptation of traditional Muslim motifs in his works such as ukkil, sarimanok, pakorabong, and naga. Imao’s artworks exude a strong sense of nationalism and passion for his culture and heritage, a fine example of unity through diversity.

I went to the launch with my friend Alex and my boyfriend Miah and we had a ball checking out the National Artist's sculptures and artworks on display alongside the works of his son Toym Imao.

For your techie adventures

26 May 2016

My job requires me to be online all the time and so my phone has become an appendage that I dare not leave unattended lest I miss important messages or phone calls, so I need to make sure it's properly taken care of. Last week I went to Digital Walker to get a new case and screen protector for my iPhone 6. It was definitely an upgrade from my old hard case that may have looked pretty but didn't really do a good job in protecting my phone against the elements. I also upgraded from my old screen protector that I got for really cheap. It was a lesson for me because cheap almost always equates to low quality.

I got a pink Speck Candyshell Grip case and Momax Screen Pro+ screen protector and oh boy, what a difference they made! The Speck Candyshell Grip case has raised rubber ridges that provide a no-slip grip, dual-layer military-grade protection, patented raised bezel screen protection, perimeter port, camera, and responsive button protection, and lab-tested durability. I really like the color, too! Meanwhile, the Momax Screen Pro+ screen protector has Nano Technology Coating that is water, oil, and fingerprint resistant and HD ultra-clearness. My phone feels like it's brand new all over again!

You also have until the end of the month to check out the special offers by Beyond the Box and Digital Walker!

The Best of the West encourages you to explore, eat, and experience!

25 May 2016

I live in Navotas and the farthest part of the metro that is acceptable for me to go to regularly is my boyfriend's house in Bicutan. I veeeery rarely go to the South — in fact I can count on both hands the number of times I've been to Alabang in the last five years. When the invitation for a Food Trip in the South came, I had to say yes because, well, why ever not?

One Saturday a couple of weeks back, my Little Prince together with my boyfriend and I braved the traffic going to the South to have our stomachs filled.

Visiting far away asteroids! Yay!
Our first stop was Brown Bag, a catering service owned by Carla Sevilla located in a residential area in Alabang.

In hindsight I guess we should've weighed ourselves first before trying anything
I wonder how many pounds we gained that day. Heh.

Bloggers United Strikes 11!

23 May 2016

Eleventh? Where has all the time gone? Seriously?

The perfect way to end your summer, Bloggers United continues their mission to bring together your favorite fashion bloggers in one venue this coming Saturday, May 28, from 10am to 7pm, at Green Sun Hotel, Makati.

Robots and pizza? Let's.

22 May 2016

One of his hobbies that Miah has successfully rubbed off on me is toy-collecting. Not on his level of collecting (he's hardcore), but one look on my desk in the office and you'll get the picture. I mean, I had a lot of toys before but even with my expansive collection of Barbies, Polly Pockets, Sailor Moon figures, play kitchens, paper dolls, and doll houses I don't think I'll even come close.

He introduced me to building Gundam model kits and was able to convince me to get my first set.

His Gundam Gusion Rebake (doesn't it remind you of bread??) and my cutie-patootie Wing Gundam
It didn't take me long to build it, but only because it was tiny. Heh. Still, the first model kit I ever built was BB-8 and I think that came out A-okay.