Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Surigao Diary

(photos by me and my brother)

A weekend with scarce internet connection and long drives after, I ended up hibernating for about 10-12 hours upon reaching home. Surigao was exhausting and not so much the type wherein you're entitled to be a beach bum for days. Not really a big fan of cold water and natural water falls, I opted not to go swimming in both Enchanted River and the Tinuy-an Falls. I've already had enough of cold water swimming in my childhood days with friends, cousins, family and the grandparents.

In the midst of it all, I received impromptu lecture on wearing impractical footwear---but really, I'm basically queen of the impractical---and random shoot from mother. Then followed attempted moon photography via that which I have been abusing so much: a simplistic Canon PowerShot SD1300 IS Digital Elph. Not bad when we were staying overnight at the Fish Cage on the last night in Surigao. I was actually able to capture it with settings I forgot how I did it to. I know, confusing. I'll attempt it again or some other time.

Note to self: read this before attempting to tie the scarf in turban-like fashion.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

like black

Two things that waited for me back home. Upon seeing that LBC package from Manila on my computer desk the first day spent at home, I feverishly tore it open to find the single I'd been waiting for to get. It came with a very small, almost microscopic in size but very useful (for keeping up to dates and time) triangular desk calendar that now sits somewhere near my laptop. Mumo sure does know what to give fans. Glad I bought Daichi's single from there rather than from HMV Japan or elsewhere. If I'd bought it from HMV Japan, somehow the only thing I get is a small card calendar? That's quite disappointing, really. 

The L'oreal Infallible lacquer/gel liner in Bleu Marine is the closest to Stila's precise liquid liner I could get...and without spending a cent! It was a gift from an aunt so thank you very much! At first, the shade of blue seemed a scary thought but that it's the closest thing to Blackest Black somehow calmed me upon first and second use now I seem to have gotten used to it. So, next stop? Maybelline Volum' Express the Colossal in glam black and the same thing in cat eyes. I've seen a few of these from local drugstores except, maybe Watsons. Department stores has them in droves, however. Oh and rarely do I blog anything on make-up because I'm not too fussy when it comes to these things. The makeup philosophy I frequently attempt to live by is: the simpler the better...as is with other things. 

Oh and this just came in after the afternoon grocery shopping/random shopping with dad by way of the SM Department Store affair:
 Now I don't have to plot getting the album from Target/Walmart online or something equally devious. Happy!

Saturday, April 6, 2013

white out

Worn out to an event and dinner out tonight. 

Word has it my mother is going to Bohol tomorrow with her ship/ferry leaving at 10 in the morning. She also promptly informed me she liked what I wore along with a dozen others who said so. But can I just sit and stew here and be jealous about her going to Bohol for a minute? Beach and getting lost in islands = life.

sparkleshop (via multiply now on facebook) dress, random tights, forever21 boots and stacked bangles, secondhand necklace, vintage Ninewest bag, (not visible) thin rings from a random local store 

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Siquijor Island Diary


For three nights and four days, I was lost in this island, Siquijor, with a dorm mate. Days were used to explore the island in motorcycles with a driver---typical island transport called the habal-habal---and nights were for sleeping. Something horrible such as being robbed happened on the second day we were there, just bumming by the beautiful Kagusuan beach however that didn't stop anyone of us from wanting to come back. Lesson learned: one has to be careful about a ton of things, especially money, in any place in that island, and in every other foreign place. Oh and I didn't last long in wedges upon entrance to Camp Bandilaan. So much for trying to be like Rachel Zoe everywhere, huh?

Of course, people up north and probably even from other countries will always think of Siquijor as the land of witches but that, it is far from so although there are 'love potions' sold even in places like the souvenir shop by the Siquijor pier. It's just one magical place to get lost in. Next time I come back, a dip in the Cambugahay falls is in the agenda but I'm quite not the fan of cold springs and cold water in particular so perhaps I'll just stick to hanging out by the many beaches that line its shores. There are yet a ton of beaches we weren't able to cover.