Sunday, August 29, 2010

why we love men

a good read from paulo coelho's blog and i've highlighted my faves in purple. what's yours?

We love men because they can never fake orgasms, even if they wanted to.

Because they write poems, songs, and books in our honor.

Because they never understand us but they never give up.

Because they can see beauty in women when women have long ceased to see any beauty in themselves.

Because they come from little boys.

Because they can churn out long, intricate, Machiavellian, or incredibly complex mathematics and physics equations, but they can be comparably clueless when it comes to women.

Because they are incredible lovers and never rest until we’re happy.

Because they elevate sports to religion.

Because they’re never afraid of the dark.

Because they don’t care how they look or if they age.

Because they persevere in making and repairing things beyond their abilities, with the naïve self-assurance of the teenage boy who knew everything.

Because they never wear or dream of wearing high heels.

Because they’re always ready for sex.

Because they’re like pomegranates: lots of inedible parts, but the juicy seeds are incredibly tasty and succulent and usually exceed your expectations.

Because they’re afraid to go bald.

Because you always know what they think and they always mean what they say.

Because they love machines, tools, and implements with the same ferocity women love jewelry.

Because they go to great lengths to hide, unsuccessfully, that they are frail and human.

Because they either speak too much or not at all to that end.

Because they always finish the food on their plate.

Because they are brave in front of insects and mice.

Because a well-spoken four-year old girl can reduce them to silence, and a beautiful 25-year old can reduce them to slobbering idiots.

Because they want to be either omnivorous or ascetic, warriors or lovers, artists or generals, but nothing in-between.

Because for them there’s no such thing as too much adrenaline.

Because when all is said and done, they can’t live without us, no matter how hard they try.

Because they’re truly as simple as they claim to be.

Because they love extremes and when they go to extremes, we’re there to catch them.

Because they are tender they when they cry, and how seldom they do it.

Because what they lack in talk, they tend to make up for in action.

Because they make excellent companions when driving through rough neighborhoods or walking past dark alleys.

Because they really love their moms, and they remind us of our dads.

Because they never care what their horoscope, their mother-in-law, nor the neighbors say.

Because they don’t lie about their age, their weight, or their clothing size.

Because they have an uncanny ability to look deeply into our eyes and connect with our heart, even when we don’t want them to.

Because when we say “I love you” they ask for an explanation.


the other day, an fb friend/former client posted a photo of superga's limited edition "superheroes" rubbershoes in facebook. that same day after our event in eastwood, i went to superga to check them out myself.

they're beyond cute and what's more?! they're affordable too (a pair is just P2,5++)! how cool is that?! :)

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

venus charmed the universe in a MAJOR, MAJOR way!

venus raj, our representative to the recently concluded Miss Universe 2010 pageant ranked 5th (4th runner-up) among the 78 gorgeous contestants. She charmed the judges and the "universe" in a MAJOR, MAJOR way! :) props to you venus! you made us all proud! :)

Monday, August 23, 2010

pampering fit for royalty

i can splurge on clothes, shoes and bags in an impulse but when it comes to pampering myself - going to the spa, having a massage or doing my nails,  i make sure i go the best ones. for me, every penny should be worth it especially that most of the people consider this as a luxury. but when a very good friend  told me that the nail spa lounge by ellabell in megamall will be worth my time and effort, i decided to go last saturday.

i left makati an hour before my 3pm appointment to be sure that i will arrive on time. i didn't want to look harassed when i reach my destination and i didn't want to miss it since i was already forewarned that weekends are usually packed. lo and behold, when i arrived at exactly 3 o'clock, i came to see a pretty moulin rouge inspired nail spa lounge :)

  (i love the black/zebra print love seat. too bad i didn't get to take a pic of it upclose)

(the waiting area - you choose your nail polish while you wait) 

(this is the area where they do the quick nail polish changes)

i was warmly welcomed by the pretty owner and manager of the spa, shiela marie chua. i am telling you she's a darling! despite the heavy stream of clients going in and out of the spa, she made sure ingrid (the cute 3yr old kid who has happily drawing sun, flowers and a girl using shiela's colored pens and scratch papers while waiting for her mom) and i were comfortable. 

after a quick chit chat with shiela and playing with ingrid, i was asked to enter the "lounge" and this huge and comfy couch was waiting for me. sheila recommended that i try the "royalty foot spa pedicure" and i did! 

(they have a built-in sink on the floor)

i then soaked my feet on the warm soapy water and they started to feel relaxed after a couple of seconds. 

a few minutes after, michelle reached for my foot and started filing it! i had to muster courage not pull my leg from her or kick her. it was just ticklish! :)

(michelle got too shy. she didn't want me to take a pic of her)

( michelle is now preparing to exfoliate my legs. 
P.S. ignore the bruise on my right leg. i bumped into a table the night before :) )

janet (face not seen) on the other hand started scrubbing my arms with an exfoliating scrub. afterwhich, she put on a mask on both of my arms. 

i was told that the paraffin therapy will help absorb the excess water and "lamig" inside your arms and legs so i gave in to it. 

(after applying the paraffin wax, my arms were wrapped to seal the warmth in)

(the glove looked like an oversized baby mitten)
(before this, my legs were wrapped and had booties too)

after the exfoliation, masking, paraffin therapy and massaging came the cleaning, trimming and polishing of the the nails. 

among the wide array of colors and brands (opi, china glaze, essie...etc.) i got the essie morticia's nails in blood curdling red color.

(a tip i learned from them:  
don't cut your toe nails on the side 
coz it'll make the nails shorter and harder to grow
- a common mistake of the manicuristas in small parlors) 

 if you wish for more artsy nails, they also do nail art and here are some of my favorite designs:

since i had to wait for a couple of minutes more to dry off my nail polish, sheila and i chatted about the spa and her future plans. she told me that they'll be opening two more branches - one in robinson's place manila in september and in greenhills near conti's by october so better watch out for that. 

anyways, i know this is getting lengthy already (but i just can't help go into details) and so i say that the nail spa lounge by ellabell is worth your every penny, your time and effort. their royalty foot spa pedicure is so wonderful you would want to spend the rest of your day there. the people are nice and very efficient and the owner is such a sweetheart. 

whenever you feel like spoiling or rewarding your self after a week of hard work, better visit this place and you'll surely feel like a royalty! 

(now at EMT's booth with my pretty nails)

the nail spa lounge is located at the 5th floor of the atrium in megamall
they're open everyday (mall hours)
for inquiries and reservations - you may call 470-3790

Sunday, August 22, 2010

electromagnetic tentacle fun!

EMT (electromagnetic tentacle)  made waves in the recently concluded metro comic con 2010 and i was so happy i was able to visit their booth last saturday! congratulations to joe dy, carl urgino, javey villones and janlo cui for the successful EMT weekend!

big applause as well to javey for winning in the magnavision character design contest! dude, you deserve it! can't wait to see your "finished" winning piece :)

i had fun! like...TOTALLY!

i just couldn't afford to miss laking aircon 2 so no matter how toxic my thursday was, i still went to attica to  drink with agency friends, listen to good music (by stolen kisses aka ge madriaga of jwt and james bernardo and jason drilon of ogilvy) and end the day right. 

it was a bonus to see derek ramsey! dang! he was hella hot! 

anyways, props to cez golez for the successful LA2 night. can't wait for the 3rd leg :)

Sunday, August 15, 2010


"sometimes a nice notebook helps draw inspiration to write beautiful things. "

two saturdays ago, marco and i were in search for a new and good notebook he can use for work. he was thinking of buying a moleskine but i told him it was too expensive so we went to fully booked, greenbelt 5 to look for a nice but reasonably priced one.

marco got a black moleskine like notebook while i salivated on these pretty ones! my faves are the "last summer"and "wonderful tonight" notebooks by jordi labanda. they're so chic!

(they're all pretty but they also don't come cheap. these journals cost from P200-650)
*sorry the pics are kinda blurry coz i just used my nokia 6600 phone