Monday, March 2, 2015


"You're still in your winter outfit?," comments a magazine person when she saw me at the Converse Spring 2015 Press Preview held at Whitespace last February 10. I was wearing this trench coat over a different outfit. My initial thought was, "Oh man, I need to have a snappy comeback!"

A couple of things went through my head. Actually, several. First was, "What? I'm not in New York?!" and the other one, "So, you moonlight as a weather forecaster now? But of course, being the gentleman that I am, I told her the truth. "I'm feeling under the weather." And it was chilly that night. I had the perfect excuse.

You know what else redeemed me in that situation? I was wearing my Jack Purcells. If I was wearing Uggs or worse, ski boots, then I could've given her the permission to shoot me right on the hed. But I wasn't. Converse has always been my go-to-brand of sneakers if I want to dress down an otherwise dressy outfit. Think a tuxedo + a black low-top Chucks. Classic and I must say, iconic eh?
Burton trench coat
Topman chinos
Converse Chuck Taylors
It's versatile, too! You can actually pair all these shoes below with the outfit above and still, it won't even scream winter! I love my chucks.
Converse Chuck Taylor All Star hi-top and low-top SRP: Php2,090
You know what else I love?

Sunday, March 1, 2015


It's amazing how our priorities in life has changed in a span of less than a decade. Back when I was still studying, my top priorities were (1.) well-pressed clothes, (2.) passing the examinations, (3.) extra cash to watch movies every weekend. Today, It's still (1.) well-pressed clothes at the top of the list. That, and being able to connect online 24/7. With both concerns relying on power, it's a tie, actually.

At this day and age where survival (think Yolanda/Haiyan) and some livelihood (Online sellers!!!) rely on being connected to the internet most (if not all) of the time, running out of power is a serious issue. But why so serious when you can have fun in choosing things that may help you fight your paranoia of not being able to tweet, Instagram, or share/comment about a trending story on Facebook real time? I'm talking about battery/energy packs! Specifically the Ye!! Energy Pack. The colors are fun (also available in Red, Green, Yellow, and Pink), it can charge two devices at the same time, charges a smartphone up to 5x, and the most fun part? You shake (or tap) it if you want to start charging a device or if you just want to check its battery capacity -thanks to its Smart Power Detection feature.
Compatibility: iPad / Tablets, Android / Windows Phone, iPhone, iPod Touch / Music Device, Game Console
Package contents: Energy Pack, Micro USB Cable, User Manual. It also comes with a Convenient Travel Case which you can easily carry around. It also allows you to access all the charging ports without opening the case for convenient charging on-the-go. An intelligent circuit has been employed for protecting your device from over charging, over discharging, over current and shirt circuit etc. It ensures safety operation and yet high efficient charging at the same time.

With all that being said, here's what you basically need to know: Charging time is approximately 6 -7 hours. How will you know it it reached a 100%? If the 4 LED turn off. You can use both a USB wall charger or your PC for charging. And finally, the Ye!! Energy Pack 11200mAh retails at Php2,750 and is available at Digits Trading and other resellers.
Charging: 1 LED turn on = 25%, 2 LED turn on = 50%, 3 LED turn on = 75%, 4 LED turn on = above 75%
Ye!! is distributed by Digits Trading Corporation. To know more about Ye!!, go to


I recently had my hair, cut and lightened (I go to Razor Sports!), and in order for me to somehow look convincing when I jokingly tell people that this is my natural hair color, I have to actually look the part. I can't and won't dye my eyebrows so that basically gives it away but I think I saw other people (and by other, I mean foreigners) sporting lighter hair and dark brows so I think I can pass that one up. One dead giveaway would be my facial hair. Mine grows rapidly and evenly which my brothers and cousins were envious of and it tends to make me look older which I don't mind because people treat you seriously if you actually look your age. But where's the fun in that? I prefer to look young while acting being a responsible and mature person, hence, the variation of my haircuts and color. Shaving contributes (big time!) to looking youthful but a close shave, now that's a different story.

I used to be a fan of disposable razors because it is convenient and affordable. I use it 3 - 4 times before I dispose it. For me, it works best on its second and third time of usage. I usually encounter "problems" on my first and last usage with the first being too sharp and the last, blunt. Until Gillette introduced its latest innovation - the Gillette Mach 3 Turbo.

Let's talk about the new Gillette Mach 3 Turbo.

Monday, February 16, 2015


Let me share to you several classic style staples I don't wanna yellow.
  • White shirt
  • White watch
  • White sneakers
  • White gadgets
  • My teeth
I can't post my teeth here (they're not yet dentures) so instead, I placed my latest discovery for that instant white teeth. Closeup Diamond Attraction.

Yes, it whitens teeth in just one brush!
Nothing screams classic than white, yes?
"Closeup is always looking for ways to innovate and to accentuate every woman's (and man's!)best accessory, her smile," said Closeup Senior Brand Manager Gem Laforteza. "White teeth have become such a beauty staple, so Closeup worked with a team of cosmetic dentists, to create Diamond Attraction, that will give you that much needed and instant lift. It's truly the best in beauty and it's now in the Philippines."

Recommended by one of the country's top cosmetic dentists, Dr. Cecile Infantado, Closeup Diamond Attraction uses the revolutionary Blue Light Technology. "What elevates Closeup Diamond Attraction from other whitening toothpastes in the market is that it utilizes Blue Light Technology through a blue covarine foam that lessens the yellow tones on teeth, making teeth look whiter and brighter, instantly," said Dr. Infantado.
Tagged as one of the 2015 Best in Beauty picks by top celebrity makeup artist Xeng Zulueta, Closeup Diamond Attraction is the perfect addition to anyone's makeup kit, coming in handy whenever you need to get your pearly white teeth, in an instant.
Along with its newest innovation, Closeup also launched its latest ambassador, Heart Evangelista (now Mrs. Escudero), who believes that a smile is unlike any other beauty accessory.

Closeup Diamond Attraction is now available in all leading supermarkets.


Monday, February 9, 2015


We all know which icon I'm talking about here.

Though I'm already aware (I'm sure you've seen his TVC for the brand -beef, beef, beef, beef!), Jollibee beefed up its lineup of brand ambassadors by launching Bamboo as the latest addition to its star-studded roster last January 21, 2015 at Craft Pub and Grill, BGC.

Sharing the same judges' spotlight on The Voice + his singing chemistry with Sarah Geronimo, also a Jollibee brand ambassador, I kinda saw this coming.

I seldom get starstruck but Bamboo's a different case. I literally grew up listening and jamming to his hits like Ulan, 214, Kisapmata, Himala, and the list goes on. I was THIS close to telling him, "I love you, pare!" Good thing a far better opportunity presented itself right before I blurted out those words. I got to sing with him! 2015, made!

Friday, February 6, 2015



That's not what I did in Baler. I can't swim well (I've been told that you really don't need the skill to enjoy surfing... maybe, yes?) and I don't wanna be predictable. So I did several things other than that.

First order of the day: lookbook documentation!

Who would've thought that this was at a gasoline station?
HYPE on Lookbook
Now off to Baler!

Tuesday, February 3, 2015


This is lazy dressing (and lazy blogging) at its finest. So I'm just gonna let the title sum up the entirety of this post.

HYPE on Lookbook
Black and white.