It’s been awhile since I’ve posted something about celebrities ( except of course my AI addiction). Since American Idol is now over, I’m moving back to my other addiction, celebrity style spotting. Here’s my best dressed picks from the recent Cannes Festival.
Natalie Portman – in red ruffled Lanvin dress and Tiffany jewels at the premiere of Che. Portman paired her dresses with shoes from her vegan collection for Te Casan. Isn’t she fab in red?
Penelope Cruz – in Marchesa—and more than 60 carats of Chopard diamonds. Simply stunning! I love her gown’s neckline..
Angelina Jolie - Who says you cannot be fabulous and stylish when you are pregnant? Angelina Jolie certainly knows how to be gorgeous while pregnant! In a custom-made gown from Max Azria Atelier and gold-and-diamond jewels from Bulgari. Her gown’s color is superb and accentuates her coloring. Wondering how she can be comfy? Her secret – Cole Haan makes a shoe with a Nike sole. Continue reading →
Last Saturday was my sister’s graduation from UPOU Los Banos Laguna and after the ceremony we decided to go to Tagaytay for dinner. Why we picked Tagaytay? Mostly for ambiance and after a few days of hot weather in Manila we were longing for someplace cool. We settled on Leslie’s for the ambiance and we wanted some Pinoy food.
It was drizzling so weren’t able to get the huts overlooking Taal Lake and it’s really a pity, the view would had been fantastic. Anyway, I love the facade, they have a hanging bridge and a short stair going down..
And once you’re down the stairs, here’s the front of the restaurant with two small ponds with lots of koi fish swimming..
I just got this email from my husband geez! he’s a lot more senti and emotional than me but somehow it touched me and I want to share this with everyone.. those who are married, those who are planning to get married..
Marriage is not a bed of roses, it is a lot of hard work with a lot of things mixed into it to make it work..
When I got home that night as my wife served dinner, I held her
hand and said, I’ve got something to tell you. She sat down and ate
quietly. Again I observed the hurt in her eyes.
Suddenly I didn’t know how to open my mouth. But I had to let
her know what I was thinking. I want a divorce. I raised the topic
She didn’t seem to be annoyed by my words, instead she asked me
softly, why? I avoided her question. This made her angry. She threw away
the chopsticks and shouted at me, you are not a man! That night, we
didn’t talk to each other. She was weeping. I knew she wanted to find
out what had happened to our marriage. But I could hardly give her a
satisfactory answer; she had lost my heart to Dew. I didn’t love her
anymore. I just pitied her!
With a deep sense of guilt, I drafted a divorce agreement which
stated that she could own our house, our car, and 30% stake of my
company. Continue reading →
One of the best ways to enrich ourselves with knowledge and experience is through traveling. Travel is one activity my family enjoys and strive to do at least every year. You can learn a lot about a place by visiting not just their famous tourist areas but more so the place where the locals hang out. Whenever I visit another place, I like trying out their local food and roaming around their markets and places of worship.
Another great way to experience the lifestyle and customs of another country is to be a house guest. You’ll be able to observe their customs and traditions at a closer range and though it may take some efforts to be connect with people from different cultures, but it would be worth the effort since the friendship and the experience you’ll bring home is a priceless treasure.
Here’s some tips I’ve gathered here and there and from my own experiences.
Before going on the trip, do some research. It’s really handy if you know a bit about the place where you’re going to. Check out local guidebooks, surf the internet and if you have friends who had been there, then ask them.
Learn their appropriate gift-giving traditions of the place you will be visiting. Learn also on the appropriate behavior on interacting with men, women, children, elders. Read about their traditions and be a keen observer when you arrive. Example, in some Asian countries, touching a someone’s head especially a child’s head has a negative connotation. Learn about things like this so you won’t offend your hosts or embarrass yourself.
If you get invited to someone’s home, limit your stay to just a few days. In short, don’t overstay your welcome. They might be obliged to urge you to stay longer but be considerate since having guests can be inconvenient and can cause a dent on your host’s family budget. Continue reading →
It has been raining a lot here since Friday so I wasn’t left much to do. Well, I did my laundry but you wouldn’t be interested in that .
Last Sunday, I watched a lot of TV and I watched “Sisid” (Dive) on GMA 7, a local channel here. It’s a documentary featuring the Philippines marine ecological environment and wonders, it also discussed issues concerning our marine environment.
The program was very informative and wish I could see more programs like this on local TV. The first feature was Tubbataha Reef, which is nominated as The New Seven Wonders of Nature. The poll for the New Seven Wonders of Nature is still ongoing, so keep your votes coming.
Not all of us are divers and would not have the opportunity in a lifetime to visit these places so it was a great piece to watch. I love the show’s focus not only on the beautiful things to see but also on problems concerning marine life, particularly garbage and pollution. Continue reading →
I am in a bit of ranting mood right now… I’m supposed to be on a serene and peaceful mood whenever I come from visiting the church. I usually go to Baclaran church Thursday or Fridays or Saturdays whichever day suits my schedule and of course if the weather permits.
I’m really just bothered by other people who use their cellphones without respect for the place as well as for other people. The place was really quiet with a lot of people praying and meditating, then all of a sudden a cellphone rings! It was loud and the owner didn’t bother picking it up as fast as she can but took her time in answering and proceeded to talk to whomever was calling her.
Its high time that all of us should practice cellphone etiquette and be mindful of others. How do we practice this?
Apply the golden rule. Use your common and good sense and your discretion. In movie houses, people there are interested in the movie, they don’t give a hoot about you having a lover’s quarrel over the cellphone.
Put yourself in other’s shoes. It is simply impolite to break public quiet – like in a library where others are reading, writing.. If it cannot be avoided, excuse yourself and find a place where your voice won’t be carried.
Learn either to take messages and call back when its appropriate. Turn off or put your phone on silent mode until you’re in a place where you can talk. Continue reading →