The weather in Manila right now is so unstable. Sometimes it's pretty cold, and then suddenly it becomes very hot. It's like you can plan on wearing a sweater then after a few minutes of being outside, it gets incredibly hot. Thank you global warming! Anyway I got this shirt from my friends in Piu Piu clothing. They have pretty cool shirts and sweaters in their site-you guys should check it out!
Last Friday, I was featured as one of 6 men bloggers for Solestruck's "It's A Man's World" campaign. I was in their gif header for quite a while (and I couldn't help myself not to print screen). You can read my interview here. I'm also now in my shoeporn phase. I've been on a roll with buying shoes for a while now. I just (finally) purchased Buffalos and the Transformers Depression shoes that I had been religiously checking out in Solestruck every single day.
Both fit so perfectly! It's so convenient to buy from Solestruck cos they have free shipping and you receive them quickly. I got mine within 7 business days. They have a wide variety of shoes for guys. I'm currently eyeing on getting these but I'm so broke right now and I need to save up for my Singapore trip next week. The shoes have to wait!
After 6 weeks, I and AJ finally walked Buck outside last Sunday. When puppies don't get to go out often, they tend to be a little rebellious (and I'm experiencing it now). I saw so many cute pups in The Fort! I especially liked the little Husky! It's just weird cos the owner was trying to sell him to us when he found out I'm obsessed with huskies. The owner said he has no money to pay for his tuition fees and he needs the dog sold right away. We were so tempted but it's just too expensive to own a husky now, and big dogs are not suitable for our lifestyle. We're thinking of getting Buck a playmate but we're still unsure with what breed to get because is too friendly and playful. It has to be a dog that can match my little boy's energy!
There's this very talented and sweet kid from Bangkok who made cool artworks of me! It's so weird cos I was just randomly browsing photos on Instagram when I opened the pictures that Jeremy Scott liked. I saw his works on his page and I was so surprised to find mine! He first drew the photo on the left. When I told him that guy was me, he was so happy and later made another one-this time with my Japanese friend Maya Kibbel (right photo). Check out his artworks here.
Next week's going to be very exciting cos we'll be flying to Singapore for "Big Night Out"! Pretty stoked to see Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Vampire Weekend perform live, but to be honest I'm more excited to hang out with my SG friends again. Excited to eat loads of shrimp balls and Hainanese chicken, lah! Can't wait for the weekend to be over!
I'll also be spinning some 90's to 2000's rock anthems tomorrow night at Future bar in Cubao! If you guys want some fist-pumping Saturday night, wear your dancing shoes (in my case, heavy boots) and party with us! Here's a little mix I found in 8tracks to give you a taste of what will be up tomorrow night.
Last week I finally got myself inked! My friend Niche gave me a pretty awesome discount from Whiplash Tattoo as a Christmas gift. It took me a while before I decided what to get. I'll be seeing it on my body forever (unless I'll have it erased which I learned is possible now thanks to science) so I planned for it carefully. Whiplash Tattoo has a really good artist! Although I'm cool with pain, his hand wasn't so heavy so it didn't really hurt that much except when he was doing the crossbone right in the middle. I was playing Pokemon White 2 to take my mind off the pain. I was battling the Elite Four and I forgot to buy Revives and Full Restores due to stress. Good thing my Hydreigon survived til the very end. Lol going back to the tattoo, I got the Crossbone in the middle because that's one of my favorite and also one of our most-sold designs. I got "Bone Thug" right across my chest as a reminder of my day-by-day struggles in my past life and how making bones gave me a new direction. Inspiration came from 2pac's "Definition of A Thug N*gga" where he talks about living the daily struggles to get money for food. I'm planning to get my body inked with more bones this year! Very excited! And just to answer back the sneers from some close-minded people who said I'm posing to be a gangster, talk to my long middle finger. I honestly don't give a fuck about what others think of me. So tired of all these labels the society stamp on you. Life's too short to worry about talkshits. I do what I do. I wear what I wear. I like what I like.
photos by Anton Aguila
The good guys from Whiplash Tattoo gave me 1000 PHP worth of gift check to give away! Since I'm not the kind of blogger who gives away things, I'll just give it to the first person to email me who's planning to get inked soon. If anyone's interested (and who will really use the gift checks) email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please make sure you use them cos I don't want them to go to waste!
I've been obsessing about this shirt ever since it arrived. It's my favorite design from Pray For Paris and it looks really cool close-up. Make sure to check out the Forest shirt and the rest of Pray For Paris's designs on their official site!
The entire christmas holiday was very hectic for me. But fun events first. We had a huge Panty Monsters party at Future Bar on the 22nd called "Survivors of the End of the World". I spinned mostly 90's to 00's hits along with my dj partner Jelly. We call ourselves Peanut Butter & Jelly when we play together!
I was managing store orders for our store partners in Taiwan during the last few days before christmas. Then I got stuck at home on the eve of 24th so I decided to spend christmas eve alone with Buck (my puppy). I ordered some Chinese food (thank you North Park) and watched Charlie Brown Christmas Special and Pitch Perfect. It's my first time to spend christmas eve alone so it was a little refreshing, but definitely not something I would do all over again.
Right after that I had to prepare all the clothes for the Solestruck X Gold Dot Manila shoot. Solestruck team came to Manila to shoot their spring 2013 campaign including brands like Jeffrey Campbell, Depression, Underground, and of course Manila's own Gold Dot. I co-styled it with my good friend Karl and with my assistant/model Bruce. The lookbook isn't out yet but you can view the teaser video here. To be honest it was a really cool experience because we all know how BIG Solestruck is. I feel so honored to get to work with them-most especially with the great mind behind their success, Ty McBride. He's so sweet and so funny! Can't wait to see him again this year!
If you notice I wear normal plain clothes when I work. On normal working days I don't really dress up because I get distracted very easily!
Nowadays my instagram is becoming my new bestfriend. since I got tired bringing my huge ass SLR with me everywhere I go. You can follow me here!
2013 welcomed us with Hyoyeon from Girls Generation wearing OS's Ribcage Harness for their new music video, "I Got A Boy"!
I think it's a sign that this year's gonna be twice as much as 2012. Very excited for the days to come! We're currently in the works for our Fall/Winter 2013 collection. There'll be new lines of products for all you bone thugs. You guys better watch out xx