Friday, September 4, 2015

CAFFE BENE

Before anything else, can I just ask who's excited for this day to end? I think I might've overbooked my schedule today so I guess I am.

I can still remember a time when Fridays used to be a chill day and you just end it at a nearby hip and happening watering hole with friends from work. You know, just chilling. I actually can't stand the noise that's why I'm wondering why I survived those days nights.

These days, if I have the time, you'll see me mostly at coffee shops. I think it's the only place friendly enough to single people. I mean, I can survive at coffee shops alone. More so, with friends. You get what I mean? People won't judge you there.

Okay. Somebody looks exhausted. Haha.
Zara jacket
Zara shirt
River Island jeans
adidas sneakers

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Photo by Sef Tiburcio
If you're up for some chill and alone time with your coffee, try Caffe Bene.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

THE GOURMAND MARKET

The nature of my work as a part-time blogger and as a business person entail work extended up to the weekends. Even Sundays! To keep me sane, I make it a point that even for a short period of time, I need to experience non work-related activities. Like my usual weekend escapades with my older brother. The Gourmand Market was another opportunity that I'd regret to miss. I originally planned on going on the second day but since it was my "usual" work weekend, we managed to go on the last day.
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The Gourmand Market was held last May 22 - 24, 2015 at Bonifacio High Street, Central Square.
The Gourmand Market, aside from being a weekend shortstop for foodies, was like a page straight out of an Instagram rockstar's feed! I mean, take a look at these...

WHAT'S IN MY BAG? // SPRAYGROUND

I have two sets of bags. One for work and the other, play. This bag I'm featuring obviously falls on the latter category.

I brought this (along with a luggage) last long weekend, August 29 - 31, to Cebu. It held my laptop and other gadgets, some reading materials including the August issue of Smile magazine where the Sprayground bag brand was also featured, and my survival pills. I didn't use the bag to its maximum potential though, meaning: I didn't carry that much stuff. If I did, I'm pretty sure the bag can handle the weight.
The "Cut & Sew" backpack (Php3,900) stands as an exemplification of sleek style and fashion. With its clean and minimal design, this backpack takes on a more mature aesthetic. It features faux snake skin on the front pocket, suede fabric on the body and custom mesh on the side panels of the bag. Constructed with reinforced metal zippers and metal hardware.
Here's a closer look at the Sprayground Gray Future Cut & Sew Backpack.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

ESQUIRE WEEKEND COOKOUT

Me and my older brother were way past our gaming phase (or is he?). He was the one who introduced me to that online bait of a game Ragnarok which I took, hook line and sinker. It was how we bonded then. At the sewers of Prontera Culvert. Hunting for the Golden Thief Bug card. With him, playing the awesome assassin, and me, the wimpy Priest. I got played! And well, too.

Fast forward to five years later, my brother introduced me to the art of drinking beer with food (those years in between were spent drinking beer just for the sake of drinking beer, without art). It was also his way of us two reconnecting with our dad whom we lost when I was just five. Our dad was a healthy beer-drinker, by the way. He preferred the San Miguel Beer brand, of course.

Drinking beer became like a regular tribute of some sort to our dad that's why as much as possible, me and my brother go out on weekends to drink, outside the comfort of our home. It's also our way of bonding as mature people. Our dad would've been proud.
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We're over frequenting bars and any nighttime setups to drink beer, by the way. These days, we prefer somewhere with enough natural lighting (I like to take good photos, too), chill setup, and good food to enjoy with our beer. Apart from ourselves, we also like good company. Not that we need to chat with those people but it's nice to be under the same mini-atmosphere of individuals who prefer the same things as you do. The Esquire Weekend Cookout which was held last April 18 at the Power Plant Mall was exactly what we were looking for.

Monday, August 24, 2015

IN & ON MY SHOES

Okay, before anything else, this is not a personal post about what it's like to be living in my shoes. I don't do sappy stuff.
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This is just simply my way of promoting a contest which is being hosted by my friends from Bucketfeet.

Sunday, August 23, 2015

RECESSION COFFEE

If you want to gauge a person's stability in life, take him to Recession Coffee.

That way, you will know if he's husband material (if he pays above Php200) or if there will be no second date (What? Php50 for a good cup of coffee?).

Recession's Pay-What-You-Want concept challenges coffee aficionados to show their love for coffee by giving them the freedom to pay as much as they want for a cup.

Saturday, August 22, 2015

LESS EFFORT, MORE STYLE

I usually don't talk much about what I wear on a Lookbook entry here on the blog. It's just not my style. If I did, then I'm doubting two things. First, my sense of style what looks good on me. Second, my photographer's eye. I don't wanna insult myself and the latter, so I'll just shut up and let the photos do the talking.

I'm at a stage where I'm over seeking attention with my style choices. With years of hits and misses, I already know what I want and what looks good on me and I'm confident about it. That's what Axe Black's latest campaign, "Less Effort, More Style", is all about. AXE Black, with its light and refined notes, caters to the understated guy, one who is confident in himself and does not need to demand attention.