A night of magic and romance

21 February 2009

Sorry for the lack of posts these past few days. I am not able to update this blog as much as I would want to. But then you could always check my Multiply site for updates on the goings-on in my life (that is if you want to hehe!)

So many things happened the past few days:

Anyway, that is not the point of this post. The point is this:

I am going to attend Victorian Valentine II which will be held tonight at the McKinley Hill Showroom, Fort Bonifacio. The guests should be dressed in Victorian garb, like what they wore in balls during the 1500s and 1600s. This is the first time I will attend a costume party and I am so excited! Lots of activities are also in store like the Human Auction (with the proceeds going to the Philippine Red Cross), Tarot Reading and Poetry Reading.

I will wear a long black satin gown, accessorized with a red feather boa, satin gloves, and red/black fascinator. I still need to make the choker that I will wear though. I still have lots of things to prepare!

For more information you may click here. I have to go now because I need to get ready, be primped and prettified! Will post pics after the event Ü

What my name means

15 February 2009

Okaaaay. So it's taking Multiply so long to finish uploading my photos. I've been in front of my computer for more than 5 hours now and I am still not done. So far I have managed to upload more than 270 photos (that's a lot!) already (from my Tagaytay trip and my Vday celebration) and I still need to upload around 70 photos more. I need to sleep early because I have work tomorrow so I need to finish this quickly.

Meanwhile I found this meme. And I know you've all prolly tried this already but I thought it would be fun to post mine here hehe. Anyway the result seems pretty spot on ;)

You Are Smart and Curious
You are a seeker of knowledge, and you have learned many things in your life.
You are also a keeper of knowledge - meaning you don't spill secrets or spread gossip.
People sometimes think you're snobby or aloof, but you're just too deep in thought to pay attention to them.

You are wild, crazy, and a huge rebel. You're always up to something.
You have a ton of energy, and most people can't handle you. You're very intense.
You definitely are a handful, and you're likely to get in trouble. But your kind of trouble is a lot of fun.

You tend to be pretty tightly wound. It's easy to get you excited... which can be a good or bad thing.
You have a lot of enthusiasm, but it fades rather quickly. You don't stick with any one thing for very long.
You have the drive to accomplish a lot in a short amount of time. Your biggest problem is making sure you finish the projects you start.

You are the total package - suave, sexy, smart, and strong.
You have the whole world under your spell, and you can influence almost everyone you know.
You don't always resist your urges to crush the weak. Just remember, they don't have as much going for them as you do.

You are a seeker. You often find yourself restless - and you have a lot of questions about life.
You tend to travel often, to fairly random locations. You're most comfortable when you're far away from home.
You are quite passionate and easily tempted. Your impulses sometimes get you into trouble.

You are friendly, charming, and warm. You get along with almost everyone.
You work hard not to rock the boat. Your easy going attitude brings people together.
At times, you can be a little flaky and irresponsible. But for the important things, you pull it together.

You are relaxed, chill, and very likely to go with the flow.
You are light hearted and accepting. You don't get worked up easily.
Well adjusted and incredibly happy, many people wonder what your secret to life is.

Niceee. That's all for now. My brain cells are not working properly and I still have tons of backlogs to do, all chiefly concerned with our online mag. 'Til next! Ü

Leaving you with this Ü


It's almost here!

13 February 2009

"That moment. That instant when your fingers curl round the handles of a shiny, uncreased bag - and all the gorgeous new things inside it becomes yours. What's it like? It's like going hungry for days, then cramming your mouth full of warm buttered toast. It's like waking up and realizing it's the weekend. It's like the better moments of sex. Everything else is blocked out of your mind. It's pure, selfish pleasure."
- Confessions of a Shopaholic
Sophie Kinsella

I know that it is difficult to do a movie version of a novel because our minds (and imaginations!) are still the best directors and I am almost always disappointed at how bad some movie versions are but I don't care. On February 18 (ugh why would it be shown here in the PI at such a later date? Why??) I'm gonna go to the nearest movie house and watch Confessions of a Shopaholic with my girlfriends! Ü

Rebecca Bloomwood was portrayed by Isla Fischer (as if you don't know that already!) . I don't like some of her outfits I saw on movie stills but I am still bracing myself for some major eye candy! ;)

I am still alive! And I have something rolled up my sleeves :)

03 February 2009

Forgive me for the lack of posts, and for not being able to visit my favorite blogs for the last few days. I was stumped with work, reunions with friends, and other things! No one's complaining though, I am having so much fun :D

Yesterday I met up with Ana for our "project". And since everything has been finalized and me thinks nothing can jinx it anymore, I think it is safe to announce: we are putting up gloss, our online magazine! The idea came to us when we participated in Powerbooks' writing workshops. We were busy before the holidays so we were not able to begin straightaway but now that we have more time in our hands, we thought of finally making this dream a reality :D Our online mag will cater to girls aged 16-26 years old, and will discuss not only fashion, beauty, and pop culture, but also real life issues and causes. We will also feature people, places, events, and food! Basically we will write about everything that interests us girls. And we are not just your ordinary bloggers, mind you. Ana is a Journalism graduate from UST while I have a Bachelor of Mass Communication degree from PLM. (Which reminds me! PLM President Adel Tamano was a guest in today's Good Times with Mo. I am so proud of him! Such a shame he became university president after I graduated.)

Ana and I met online about three years ago and I am just so grateful of that. I loved the exchange of ideas we had yesterday, and the bonding we had over Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf's Mocha Mudslide Iceblended coffee and Toblerone Cheesecakes. We are soul sisters, dreaming to make it someday in our local magazine publishing industry and work for Summit Media where we both interned for (separately though, when we didn't know each other yet. Funny how fate...). But while that dream still seems so far-fetched, we thought of putting up our own publication bu utilizing technology and relying on word-of-mouth (or bytes, in this case haha!)

Anyway, we will 'release' the first issue before the end of February and we are hoping you will support our magazine :) I'll post the link once the site is ready. We bought hosting last night (from Kisty, thanks so much! :)) and we are preparing the articles already. Whew!

I have started tweaking the site today, and my brain wanted to drip out my ears :D I have used Multiply, Blogspot and Wordpress for all my previous blogs and I've never encountered the terms FTP, cPanel X, Box Trapper, Account Level Filtering, Raw Access Logs and all those other nosebleed-inducing jargons before! I clicked and clicked, and finally I was able to figure out some of it. For someone with no formal training in CSS and html and website thingies before, I must say I did pretty good :D

So yeah, I do hope we'll finish everything SOON! We have very good plans for this venture and we would certainly want to see everything come to fruition.

I am just so happy and thankful for this "creative outlet". Writing (and sharing it with others) is something I am (and have always been) passionate about so I am really feeling enthusiastic and excited towards gloss. Good vibes all around. I hope you all enjoy gloss once it's out and we promise to bring you quality (and fun!) articles. Sweet shimmering kisses!