Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Cheese and fruit platter

Agent Siem Reap: Sa akin kasi yung relasyon eh may expiry date na. Merong parang honey na thru the ages matagal mabulok. Meron parang cheese lang, it will last for a month or so.

Agent Siem Reap: Ang relasyon para ring prutas. You love other fruits more than the others.

Agent Siem Reap: Meron din fruits na ayaw mo talaga. When I mean relasyon kasama na dun friends and lovers.

Agent Bangkok: Very practical.

Agent Siem Reap: May mga fruits na minsan mo lang matikman tapos nagustuhan mo pero matagal mo bago matikman ulit.

Agent Siem Reap: May mga fruits na palagi mong hinahanap.

Agent Bangkok: Bongga ang concept!

Agent Siem Reap: May mga fruits naman na ngayun mo lang nadiskubre, nagustuhan mo. Araw araw mo syang kinain pero naumay ka

Agent Bangkok: Korak!

Agent Siem Reap: Ayan ang prutas talk natin for the day. Ganyan po ang paggawa ng fruit salad.

Agent Bangkok: Hahahahaha!

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Fashion Diary : White

Jean Michelle Basquiat shirt

It says, 'Link Parabola'

Giordano Concepts shoes

APC white shirt. Titser May gave it to me.

I paired with my cropped pants, Westwood bag and K-Bond shoes

Fashion Diary : Gucci

There's some pieces of clothing in my closet I seldom wear. Like this Gucci oxblood shirt from the Tom Ford era. I think it's the 2nd time I've used it.

When I got really fat I couldn't wear it anymore because of the slim cut of the shirt. It's still snug on me but at least I can close the buttons.

Here's my Vivienne Westwood bag that Norman Noriega exchanged for my big generic black bag.

DP stuff: 29/03/09

'Destroyed' patchwork lace top

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Balenciaga Paris book

Love this book! It's so inspiring especially now that I'm doing my fall/winter 09 collection.

The master, Cristobal Balenciaga.

Some of my fave images in the book. I think this suit is still so very modern. I love the sleeve and boxy proportions.

Ditto with this one. The tent line of the jacket and the deep V of the collar is nice.

I took inspiration from this image for some of my jackets.

The innovator, Nicolas Ghesquiere.

I'm loving the super skinny sleeves with slight flair paired with an ample pleated pants, almost like what Armani or Yohji Yamamoto used to make in the 80's.

Itsy bitsy, teeny weeny waist for an egg-like skirt and boots. The sleeves again, I'm fascinated by it.

The book contains the timeline of the house and relevant reviews, both good and bad, given by the international fashion critics. It's refreshing to read some exciting info and insider tid bits you wouldn't normally read in regular reviews. I wish there were more photos and drawings, though. There was not a lot of stuff about Nicolas' design processes and how he developed the label in respect to what Mr. Balenciaga did. It's as if you're expected to just understand it. Nevertheless, it's a well designed book. If you're a Balenciaga fan then you would love this.

DP stuff: 2 Dresses in 'destroyed lace' print

The whole idea here is to mix prints again. This dress style is one of my best seller and I've churned out countless permutations of it already.

Adidas Bag

Adidas is one of those brands that make roomy, put-everything-but-the-kitchen-sink bags. I'm thinking of getting this one and there's also another one there designed by Stella McCartney, which is huge and really nice. A local holiday is coming so I'm sure there's going to be a huge sale. I know I promised to curb my expenses but I need a little pick me up-er. Hehehe! I haven't bought anything yet.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

The Need to Enjoy

I loathe complaining. It reflects how disatisfied you are. And I hate that for myself. I know I'm lucky than most and when poverty surrounds you and stares point blank in your face, it's really hard to complain. Everyday, outside of my posh hotel, that's what I see. But when I'm exhausted I tend to complain. I've been feeling un-inspired, spent and useless these past couple of weeks. Thank goodness for Kawadjan who's my sounding board most of the time. And Liz, too. I complained how everything I do seems meaningless. I finish one thing but I don't get the high I used to get. Even starting something new is not that euphoric for me. I feel jaded. I feel so cynical about everything. I don't even understand where all these negativity is coming from. I wish there's an obvious cause then I could deal with it. Nip it in the bud. Last night I thought it over and realized I need to change my perspective in looking at things. I've been so serious and totally absorbed in all the work I need to accomplish that I've forgotten how to enjoy ride. That's why I hate growing up. I look at my nephew and he always never fail to put a smile on my face. Ah, to be 3 years old! When you're so used to being a grown-up it's hard to be child-like again. For my sanity I must try to find what it is that I enjoy most about the things that I do, one baby step at a time.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009


I was cleaning my room so I decided to line up a partial number of my shoes. I never realized I got so many. How many shoes a guy should have, you think? I think 5 is pretty functional and edited, no? Well, some of shoes here I haven't worn yet, which is bad because I bought another 2 pairs (still in Iloilo). I really can't afford the Lanvin and Pierre Hardy prices now. I wish I could. Maybe when I have the money later I'l indulge. My dream shoe is an Ann Demeulemeester boots so I'm saving up for it.

I 'left to right' my shoeses:

Comme des Garcons Junya Watanabe, Comme des Garcons, K-Bond, some brand in Vietnam, Muji

Muji, Giordano Concepts, Fred Perry, Litmus

K-Bond, Converse, K-Bond, Puma Jil Sander,

Converse, vintage croc skin, Converse, my own design, DP gladiators

Love According to Bob Ong

1. "Kung hindi mo mahal ang isang tao, wag ka nang magpakita ng motibo para mahalin ka nya.."

2. "Huwag mong bitawan ang bagay na hindi mo kayang makitang hawak ng iba."

3. "Huwag mong hawakan kung alam mong bibitawan mo lang."

4. "Huwag na huwag ka hahawak kapag alam mong may hawak ka na."

5. "Parang elevator lang yan eh, bakit mo pagsisiksikan ung sarili mo kung walang pwesto para sayo. Eh meron naman hagdan, ayaw mo lang pansinin."

6. "Kung maghihintay ka nang lalandi sayo, walang mangyayari sa buhay mo.. Dapat lumandi ka din."

7. "Pag may mahal ka at ayaw sayo, hayaan mo. Malay mo sa mga susunod na araw ayaw mo na din sa kanya, naunahan ka lang."

8. "Hiwalayan na kung di ka na masaya. Walang gamot sa tanga kundi pagkukusa."

9. "Pag hindi ka mahal ng mahal mo wag ka magreklamo. Kasi may mga tao rin na di mo mahal pero mahal ka.. Kaya quits lang."

10. "Kung dalawa ang mahal mo, piliin mo yung pangalawa. Kasi hindi ka naman magmamahal ng iba kung mahal mo talaga yung una."

11. "Hindi porke't madalas mong ka-chat, kausap sa telepono, kasama sa mga lakad o ka-text ng wantusawa eh may gusto sayo at magkakatuluyan kayo. Meronlang talagang mga taong sadyang friendly, sweet, flirt, malandi, pa-fall o paasa."

12. "Huwag magmadali sa babae o lalaki. Tatlo, lima, sampung taon, mag-iiba ang pamantayan mo at maiisip mong hindi pala tamang pumili ng kapareha dahil lang maganda o gwapo. Totoong mas mahalaga ang kalooban ng tao higit sa anuman. Sa paglipas ng panahon, maging ang mga crush ng bayan nagmumukha ding pandesal, maniwala ka."

13. "Minsan kahit ikaw ang nakaschedule, kailangan mo pa rin maghintay, kasi hindi ikaw ang priority."

14. "Mahirap pumapel sa buhay ng tao. Lalo na kung hindi ikaw yung bida sa script na pinili nya."

15. "Alam mo ba kung gaano kalayo ang pagitan ng dalawang tao pag nagtalikuran na sila? Kailangan mong libutin ang buong mundo para lang makaharap ulit ang taong tinalikuran mo."

16. "Mas mabuting mabigo sa paggawa ng isang bagay kesa magtagumpay sa paggawa ng wala"

17. "Hindi lahat ng kaya mong intindihin ay katotohan, at hindi lahat ng hindi mo kayang intindihin ay kasinungalingan"

18. "Kung nagmahal ka ng taong di dapat at nasaktan ka, wag mong sisihin ang puso mo. Tumitibok lang yan para mag-supply ng dugo sa katawan mo. Ngayon, kung magaling ka sa anatomy at ang sisisihin mo naman ay ang hypothalamus mo na kumokontrol ng emotions mo, mali ka pa rin! Bakit? Utang na loob! Wag mong isisi sa body organs mo ang mga sama ng loob mo sa buhay! Tandaan mo: magiging masaya ka lang kung matututo kang tanggapin na hindi ang puso, utak, atay o bituka mo ang may kasalanan sa lahat ng nangyari sayo, kundi IKAW mismo!"

19. "Ang pag-ibig parang imburnal…nakakatakot mahulog…at kapag nahulog ka, it's either by accident or talagang tanga ka.

20. Ang tenga kapag pinagdikit korteng puso... extension ng puso ang tenga.. Kaya kapag marunong kang makinig.. Marunong kang magmahal.

from : michiepie

Living Nature Opening

The artist, Khchao Touch, beaming during her opening.

She explains to guests the meaning of her artworks.

I love this opening. Our concept was brunch style canapes and healthy drinks to match the concept of the artist, which deals mostly about love, joy and happiness. I especially like the drinks we served: Oolong iced tea, orange iced tea, lychee juice, green tea iced tea and herbal infused lime juice. The canapes were miniaturized versions of continental breakfast fares. Little egg Benedicts, some fruit salad cups, mini club house sandwich, etc. I sold 4 paintings during the opening. Not bad, no?

Monday, March 23, 2009

Friday, March 20, 2009

Fashion Diary : Gray

D&G top given by Tita Jaki

Like wallpaper.

Maison Martin Margiela asymmetrical sweater. I love MMM.

It drapes...

and drapes...

and drapes.

I haven't been taking outfit pictures recently. I'm too lazy or usually I'm dashing from one place to another, doing stuff and all, that by the time I remember I'm in my bed lying down after a good shower and about to sleep.

Blarney Stone at Sokha

My guy buds wanted to go here at Blarney Stone. Slight, errr...major ewww factor but I'm with them so it's ok. The bar has a whiff of tackiness to it. There was a band playing so they wanted to check it out ...and sing, hahaha!

Vince and Brewster. Not on photo is Loven. We just finished dinner at the Japanese resto in Sokha, also. That part was very good. Didn't eat much but the salmon sashimi was delish!


Lego Watch

My friend Eliz gave me this Lego watch which she got from the Marc by Marc Jacobs show in New York. It's been years since I've worn a watch but I couldn't refuse the charm of this one.

Like anything Lego it has components that you can mix around.

I love playing with it! So colorful. It's a good foil to my usual all-dark palette, nowadays.

It even matches the pencil sharpener we have in the office.