Tuesday, November 30, 2010

The Kikay in Me

As much as I want to act tough and no matter how many times I steal my brother's clothes to wear them, I still like being feminine.

Yes, I usually have days where I just don on whatever is on the clothes rack and just paddle my way out of the house like an ugly duckling, swaddling and all.  I don't mind if I don't wear make up or I don't wear high heels on every party.  I even smuggle my trusty havas in parties because, as we all know, high heels have a way of straining our legs and patience.  But hey, women have high tolerance for pain, why do you think we end up with jerks sometimes?

I'm certified KIKAY. I love make-up, I adore shoes, and I drool over gorgeous men handbags.  I feel happy when, out of the blue, someone would say I look beautiful and healthy.  I find it interesting how I look and feel different when I dress up.  I get amazed at how tight dresses can make my waist smaller and my bust bustier...not that such clothing are advisable all the time, lack of oxygen due to tight wardrobe can be very dangerous.  You tend to say things you don't mean *haha.

One certified kikay thing I do is my penchant for skin cleansing kits.  Not that I religiously apply them, I just like having them around.  Makes me feel feminine...whatever that means.  I grew up with a mom that had a salon, so I grew up seeing beautiful women strut around.  I like watching women with beautiful faces.  I just don't like it when I begin to stare...they tend to get uncomfortable.  Even in my photography, I like taking photos of women's faces and's just sexy.

But wanting to be sexy and growing up with brutes can have its disadvantages.  Although my mom had a salon I have barbarians for babysitters.  These monkeys cannot teach you how to dress well, let alone tell you if your make up is ok.  They think you are weird if you start to put on a blush.  And tend to smirk if you put on something girlish.  These men, however, walk around with pressed powders.  Don't ask me.  I never figured it out.

With those hopeless role models mentioned above, I found it interesting when I met ria of and Brendel of and hear them chat about girlie stuff.  I have been listening to them talk and have snitched out a few tips here and there...nyahaha!
Hell, didn't even understood what the heck a BBcream is until Brendel explained it.  And how the heck should I know that blushes come in different forms?! I know I grew up in a salon, but heck, these things don't exist then.

I remember, there is this one ad i cannot forget.  It played on my mind over and over again.  It's not something I pondered's just something that I always remember without trying.  I read it in a magazine said..."Beauty is in the inside...but what about the outside".
I never understood it.
But gradually I realized that though it may not be wholly correct, it points to a certain truth.
How you look affects how people treat you.  If you look respectable, they treat you with respect.  If you look decent, they treat you decently.  Of course other factors come into play...
Dress decently and act like a monkey --- expect them to throw bananas at you.
That is life.

You can only play dress up for so long...

You have to have the right reasons also.
 Don't lose weight because it's the trend. Lose weight because you want to be healthy.
Don't buy dresses to make others envious.
Don't put on make up to make others feel ugly.
Don't use food money to buy make up.
Stay within your budget range.
Know the difference between being kikay and being a social climber.
Check yourself if you are being kikay or you are bordering narcissism.

As always, too much of everything is bad.

While being beautiful is just part of being kikay, it is also almost as subjective as love.  It's something one should explore and discover in one's self over time.  One's concept of one's self starts from the physical but eventually you gradually understand yourself beyond what you see in the mirror.

No one will hate you if you start to care for yourself.
Kill those zits and maybe along with it, self doubt might lessen.
Trim those eyebrows, put some balm on those lips, soften those hands with a salve, and scrub yourself smooth.
Start with those and slowly deepen your love for yourself.
I'm not saying the world will change and life becomes instantly beautiful.
 But when you feel good about yourself...suddenly,  you realize, you are not facing the same problems anymore ^.^

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Monday, November 29, 2010

Empowered Filipina Activity

We had the EFA last night and was so thankful the Zerdon and Amanda VS was there to assist me in setting up the place and putting things in order.  I was happy to see Sir Seth cruise in whilst we prepare.  I thought he was just there to take photos but surprise! surprise! he took the time to be in the workshop till it ended.  Angie have been raving about Sir Seth, we are so glad he was able to attend *clap clap clap.  
Our resource speaker for that night is another empowered filipina, Ms. Mae Fe Ancheta Templa.  She is one of the strongest women I've known.  She was actually my first executive director in my first job in an NGO years before.  It was generous of her to attend even if she was informed in short notice.  She is currently Kyabaan's managing director. 

The girls who attended last night were all beautiful.  It was exciting to see that they have come to the workshop with the goal to make themselves better.  The value of beauty as it all started starts from the physical but Tita Mae Fe encouraged them to look at their self concept if they are already at the stage beyond the physical concept of one's self and if they are not, are they ready to leap?

I'm glad to hear them say yes.

This activity is spearheaded by 13thWiTCH Design Studio. 
Special Thanks to Anniepie for hosting us.  
We also extend our heartfelt thanks to 
Klea Fifth, Davao Bloggers, Amanda VS, Zerdon King, and Sir Seth.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Impressions @ SuperSale Bazaar in Rockwell Grove

posing with dra while setting up the booth =)
on the floor trying to wax the zippers!
Premium area @ Rockwell Grove

Impressions with Doktora!
she is such a gifted jewelry designer

setting up! ^.^
It was so cool to see the lights at night in rockwell Grove.
I always find an excuse to go buy something to drink
or harass the coffee lady at night just to
have an excuse to sigh at the lights ^.^

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Tin Bersola's Christmas Bazaar @ World BEX

Had my Jewelry display at the world bex at 
Tin Bersola's Christmas Bazaar with the stars.  
It's fun to see singers and entertainers perform 
on stage while we man our booth.  I was also gorging out on 
the food being sold inside the was sooooo yummy.  
I love the Adobo with cheese!
Had my biggest sale on the last day ^.^
Impressions display at world bex
Ate Neng with Impressions Statement Jewelry
Bib Collection
Bazaar Food and Fun
Fellow bazaristas and Ariel Pineda
Only had a few photos of the stars...was busy selling eh hehe!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Not like the movies

Not Like The Movies
(KC Concepcion)
I’m your average dreamer, I’m a true escapist
Always expecting a happy ending
Maybe I’ve been watching too many movies
Maybe I should grow up and start pretending
When I saw your face love, everything was slow mo
And I started wondering why..?…
Why can’t it be?
Just a pathway full of roses
Leading to a sunset view
Where the one you’ve always dreamed of waits
Why can’t it be?
It was like a movie scene, the way I felt for you
Only you didn’t fall, now it’s not like the movies at all
(…not like the movies at all..)
Should have kept my heart shut
Should have been more patient
Should I kept an eye on my addiction
What was I expecting
Did I have a vision of a scene
That only lives in fiction
Now I know that you are not gonna be my co-star?
And it started wondering why..

Friday, November 12, 2010

Halloween at Sm

I was a judge at the Halloween Costume Contest in SM.  I was expecting cool costumes but I was really impressed at how mommies and daddies made up their kids for the party.  It was soo cool.  Characters you never thought you would see.  The creativity in each costume is detailed and astounding.  I even met Chuckie!

Snow White's Evil Stepmom
Snow White's Evil Stepmom after she transformed. hehe
We love Mad Hatter!
Evil Queen
for the Lord of the Rings Fans
Ria can't help it...Ironman!
at mawawala ba ang
traditional na aswang?
Bride of Chuckie
Chuckie tops the bill. the knife.
look at the knife. haha!
The filipino Manananggal
ang cute ng bata, kalbo ^.^
creepy clown
moi with princess Fiona ^.^

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Thank you! Thank you!

I have already realized how blessed I am with my friends.  Sometimes they lose patience with me but real friends, no matter what stay cool regardless how boiling the temperature is.  I am also fortunate to have met people who like giving gifts weeeh!  here are some of  the cool stuff I have received recently ^.^  And its not even Christmas yet!!! *smiles

KL gave me these cool Steve Madden Sandals.  waaaaahhh
I almost fainted. sigh

Angie's big sis gave me this beaty notebook.  A make up kit
with different eye shadow hues and various lip colors
Angie's big sis also likes boots and she
made me choose between the
beige and the red.  Got the BITCHY RED!

Pinoy Global Bazaar

I was at Rockwell last November 6-7 for the Pinoy Global Bazaar! It was a blast! Yes, as usual, I have some shortcomings that only a trusty assistant can fill in, but nonetheless my pieces were sold! I haven't sold all of them but the number of pieces I was able to sell was not bad for my first bazaar try ^.^

I shared the booth with Ethnu and Jacinto and Lirio.  The girls from these companies are so cool and quiet...They also are very nice ^.^ I wish I had my camera working at the bazaar but I was too busy selling. Oh well, next time =D

To all who came by the booth, thank you guys!

with mariposa of Jacinto and Lirio

Noreen of Jacinto and Lirio

Noreen and I

Impressions is my little jewelry venture.  Please find me in Rockwell Grove on Nov 19-21.  I would also be displaying my jewelry pieces at Tin Bersola's Christmas Bazaar in World Trade on November 17-21.

Thursday, November 04, 2010

Men Will Never Change

Dear Abby,
I've never written to you before, but I really need your advice on what could be a crucial decision. I've suspected for some time now that my wife has been cheating on me.
The usual signs... phone rings but if I answer, the caller hangs up. My wife has been going out with the girls a lot recently although when I ask their names she always says, "Just some friends from work, you don't know them."
I always stay awake to look out for her taxi coming home, but she always walks down the drive. Although I can hear a car driving off, as if she has gotten out of the car round the corner. Why? Maybe she wasn't in a taxi? I once picked her cell phone up just to see what time it was and she went berserk and screamed that I should never touch her phone again and why was I checking up on her.
Anyway, I have never approached the subject with my wife. I think deep down I just didn't want to know the truth, but last night she went out again and I decided to really check on her.
I decided I was going to park my Harley Davidson motorcycle next to the garage and then hide behind it so I could get a good view of the whole street when she came home. It was at that moment, crouching behind my Harley, that I noticed that the valve covers on my engine seemed to be leaking a little oil.
Is this something I can fix myself or should I take it back to the dealer?
Thanks, Stuart

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Thank you CYD for the video

TYBS party. XStrings Band was our band for that night and they were soooo great ^.^
Found this video in youtube. They had us jam with them. Definitely will get
them for our next events kay bura man gud og karaoke...wala lang hulog hulo. Live lang pa jud =P