Pastel love – 10/8/14

Had a spontaneous photoshoot with my ladies, Mikie and Jam, after the recognition rites. Incidentally, Anthony happened to pass by, so we asked him to be our photographer. Settings and editing were done by me, but the photos were taken by Anthony. Hooray for pastel colors and good lighting!  See: 25 more photos

Day 36

We are such vain & awesomely fabulous people. 

and we make the most out of every location (by having spontaneous photoshoots wherever) amidst the pressure of thesis and the heat. Such an eventful day—trip to Taguig for an interview with DOST officials, gourmet merienda at the Lugang Cafe [plus Lays & drinks in the car: a big, special thank you to Jac’s wonderfully generous mother], and a mini-despedida for Franz, which will be in a separate post.

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Day 34

My Korean friend, Mi Jin (Jane) and several of her housemates held a garage sale in preparation for her flight back to her home country. And since it is known for a fact that Korean clothes and trinkets are some of the cutest ever, I went there with Jam & Giz after the Philope talk (which I almost didn’t attend, lazy me).

We got lost at first, because apparently, that taxi driver didn’t really know the way (or maybe there was just a miscommunication, but whatever) and dropped us off at a different park. Despite the horrible case of dysmenorrhea I was having, I was still able to pull out my nifty pal and take a few photos here and there. But then I did forget to take photos of us, so that snapshot of our feet would have to do for now.

Eventually, we reached Mi Jin’s place, looked around, and took our pick of the lot. Jam got herself a cardigan and a shirt, while Gizelle bought a yellow blouse adorned with geometric shapes and a vest. At first, I was decided on buying a 3-piece swimsuit, floral dress, formal blouse, and a see-through cardigan. But my eyes came across a Cluedo gameboard in mint condition, barely used and priced at less than half the original. Very tempting.

I vacillated between sacrificing a few items of clothing or letting the Cluedo go—and trust me it wasn’t an easy choice—but in the end, I went home with a beaming face and a big, rectangular box (plus the swimsuit and the dress, thank goodness).

Also, here’s a candid portrait of Gizelle while we were waiting for Jam to get back with news on where we’re supposed to go.

’til next time!

Day 27

AC Training at the Island Cove, Hotel and Leisure Park

I really didn’t know how beautiful this place was, and on my word, the service was superb! The staff were very professional, accommodating, and friendly. Too bad we weren’t able to make use of the pool amenities as we had no time for swimming 😦 But I swore upon the two slices of lemon cake they gave me, that I will definitely be back soon.

Day 23


This whole vanity affair began when we saw that candelabra, known as a Menorah (as I’d later discover, thanks google), and began playing around with it, soon discovering that the area is apparently well-lit and perfect for a spontaneous photoshoot.

So. I grabbed my camera and asked Mikie & Jac to shamelessly pose for me, to which they acceded immediately. Hence, these photos. Continue reading