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Thursday, October 27

Guess who's at the Philippine Fashion Week?

So, as perks of my middle class job, I got tickets to see the  Guess' fashion show at Philippine Fashion Week last Monday at the SMX Convention center. Seeing as it was my first time attending such event, I was thinking that it wasn't much big of a deal and that everyone also thinks that the attire, which was semi-formal, wouldn't be followed anyway. I was wrong. It was fashion week. DUH. So everyone really goes there dressed to impress. And me being me went there in my work clothes. Gosh, I was really embarrassed to be even there with my outfit. I was with my friend, Eimee, and my sister. All of us were struck as people around us are so glammed upwhile we stay normal. Our self-esteem went downhill as we went inside. HAHA.

Guess, which I think had been kind of down in terms of news and publicity, wow-ed everyone as they are part of this year's fashion week and getting local celebrities to showcase some of their collection, nonetheless. Guess' Vice-President Anthony Courchet opened the show that featured their Fall-Holiday 2011/Spring 2012 collection. The music that rocked the show was by veejay (should I say DJ) Sanya Smith which matched the futuristic-techno-ish feel of the runway. Foreign models walked the ramp showcasing Manilyn Monroe and old hollywood-inspired collection this season. Celebrities like Zia Quizon, Bubbles Paraiso, Paulo Paraiso, John Hall, Jay-R, Jamilla Obispo and the night's center of attraction, Maxene Magalona, also modelled the brand's collection.

Not only was it star-studded on the runway, fellow celebrities and socialites were also there to watch and support as their friends go walk the ramp. Raymond Gutierrez, Laureen Uy, Bianca Gonzales, fashion bloggers like Kryz Uy and Camille Co were there to watch the show as well.

Imagine how low my self-esteem was going to that show not fully dressed and ready for the event. I DIED. LOL. Well, I shall redeem myself tomorrow when I watch SMDC's show. Oh how I love my job. <3


Friday, October 21

The Perks of Being a Middle Class Worker

The Perks of Being a Middle Class Worker

So, I am currently enjoying and loving my work as an advertising specialist in a good and known company. And being a client and having contacts with the media certainly have its perks.

I've recently attended the launching of Esquire here, and I also got an e-invite to Mega's Mega Fashion Crew Fashion Show which I didn't go due to extreme tiredness. And now, the latest one I got is this. Invites to the Philippine Fashion Week. What is awesome? Some people would dream to get in and see those amazing shows and who would have guessed that I'd be lucky enough to be invited because of my work? It's so exciting. Well, I guess in the first few events it is, but I'm sure it'll be tiring. haha.
I'll be watching the Guess show on Monday. Say hi when you see me. :)

Thursday, October 20

Walking Dead Season 2

So after a day's work, I always try to catch up with some episodes of my favorite US series. And I've just gotten a copy of The Walking Dead Season 2's premiere episode. And I finally got to watch it tonight. This episode, summed up in just a word, is hair-raising. Okay that's two words but whatever.

The season continues with the pack's journey of finding a way to survive after the CDC, their only hope, self-destructed and left them with no place to go. Aside from what Dr. Jenner had secretly told Rick that could probably save them, but most likely not since Rick didn't tell it to the guy he met in their town on the first season.

I won't spoil anyone telling anymore about the first episode, so you guys should better watch it. It really creeps me out, in a good way. LOL. I can't even watch it continuously without gasping or screaming in every scary scene. There are also new developments in the characters, in some way, however, having a lot of characters to follow is pretty much tiring especially if you have to wait for a while to get some action from them. But all in all, it's fine and there are still walkers, duh. :P

I really can't wait to see the next episode 'cause surely, it's gonna be better. So do watch it! If not, here's first the season's trailer. Enjoy!

Wednesday, October 19

Lesson learned

Sigh. I've been so down since last night because I lost my secondary cellphone and I don't know where I lost/misplaced it. I only noticed that it was missing when I was about to charge it in the office yesterday afternoon. I thought I forgot it at home, but when I called my mom to look for it, it wasn't in my room nor our house. I thought I dropped it in the car just like my dad was dropping his yesterday morning when he drove me to work. Then I remembered, our car was brought to the service center that morning to get its stereo fixed. And of course, a lot of mechanics and whoever it is is going in and out of our car. So if I did dropped it there, it's long gone.

I called my dad and told him that my phone is missing. He scolded me and asked me to check at the house. I was so sure that it was still with me when I left because, the other night, I took out and dropped everything that's inside my bag onto my bed because I was checking and counting my expenses. And I still remember, although it is very unclear, that my phone was there and it was dropped together with my other things.

I am so depressed right now. Even if it wasn't an expensive phone, it's really regrettable because of the contacts, messages and photos that's in it. I already called the network and asked to deactivate it and just get a replacement. But all those contacts and everything won't be retrieved. It's so frustrating.

Now I have to buy a new one and get it from my paycheck. Sigh. Sorry I had to write it down here.

Saturday, October 8

Esquire Ball

And I'm back on my blog! Finally had time to write. Been so busy at work these days. Anyway, I'm really loving my job and it's all because I get to go in Summit Media's launching of their new publication, Esquire. The ball was last Wednesday at The Peninsula Manila. It the first event I went to for our company and it was amazing. I got so starstruck at all the celebrities I got to see and I really had a nice time with my friends.

But it wasn't all that fun at first. Days before the event, my workmate and I got so stressed about what to wear (it says formal but how formal? LOL), who to bring, where to change (since we'll be coming from work), how to do our hair and make-up, and  not to mention we have tons of work to finish in the office for our monthly meeting. So yeah, it's "Stressquire".

We managed to figure things one by one and finally, on Wednesday, we got to leave early after presenting our report. Then, went to The Body Shop in Galleria to have our make-up done for free! Oh the perks. Haha. Hair and make-up was done, time to change. We went to our store in Galleria and got dressed in their fitting rooms. Imagine us going around the mall wearing formal/cocktail dress and all prepped up? Weird right? Everyone was looking at us like we're some kind of celebrities (well, that's how I look at it).

We got a ride thanks to my workmate and her best friend. While on the way, I spontaneously asked a friend if he wants to go after replying to my tweet. Coincidentally, he was already wearing formal and ready to go. LOL. So we arrived at the hotel at around 8, and walked around the lobby before going in. And inside, celebrities everywhere!

The program started at almost 10pm. Iza Calzado and Adel Tamano hosted it and speeches were made by numerous people I forgot. (Sorry!) Then a toast for the editorial board of Esquire, there's also a raffle draw of who is the best dressed and one of them was Bubbles Paraiso with her very gorgeous date. They won a weekend ride with Mercedes Benz' new car. Solenn Heusaff and Ogie Alcasid performed, also Ely Buendia with his band. Then it was party time.

Well, we just took the chance to take photos of the celebrities we see in there. Haha. All in all, it was such a nice party. Went home at around 4 am already. :)