Oh, Fudge!




I shouldn't have had that last margarita last night...





Damnit.









Oh, by the way...







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Cutting edge



I woke up this morning feeling inspired -- not so good when you're running late, though.

My hair has gotten ridiculously long because:


  1. I am scared the stylist will ruin my hair. I have had enough run-ins, believe me.
  2. I don't have time.
  3. I am LAZY.

My last visit to the salon for a trim was...

*drumroll*

... April.


Wouldjabelievedat?!



However, I am due for a fringe/ bangs trim. It has gotten quite ugly.





Long fringe is loooooong.


There's this service at a certain salon near my place where you could ask for a "bangs retouch" for about P160. Tried it last August, but I wasn't all that impressed. The stylist just literally trimmed my bangs and that's it. No shampoo, no coffee/tea, nothing! So I told myself never to do that again.

But now that I'm due for another one and couldn't be bothered to make an appointment, I decided to do it myself (taking my cue from BearBear -- thanks for the idea!). Of course, I can't cut the whole of my hair like she did (oh the horror), but thought I'd start with my fringe first. Baby steps, people. Baby steps.


Here's how I managed trimming the fringe:


  1. Tied my hair back, leaving just the fringe hanging. One thing I've read when doing this is to dry-cut the fringe. Hair is longer when wet, they say.
  2. Comb fringe straight.
  3. Twirl it about 3 times then cut hair with the scissors sticking up straight (I don't feel like having a severely straight across fringe, that's why).
  4. Check-check. Re-do above when necessary. Be wary of cutting it too short, though.
  5. Comb fringe straight. Trim the strays.



And voila!





Ok, ok.
I could've done better, but it's a start. Heh.







I think it looks much better with my hair down -- it doesn't look obvious that it so amateur-ish. Hehe!





Kindly witness the massacre that had ensued.

RIP, dearies.





'Allo new fringe! We shall do this again next month, y'hear? XD




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Helllllll yeah!



Had just been
talkin' about it, and now I've got it!




Ain't it a beaut???


I got it off eBay because it has been discontinued by Sony (they were churning off new models in time for Christmas -- eeeevil consumer manipulation). I very nearly bought a T300. It's nice, but the reason I wanted the T70 in the first place can't be found in the T300. Besides, it was going to cost me an arm and a leg!

So, I ended up with the Sony T70 primarily because of its quick-ass shutter speed. Plus I've heard that it's quite good with low-light photography.

I would have def-o gone with the Canon, but I'm sort of reluctant because although they take excellent photos, they're a bit slow on them shutters. I need to catch my doggie on the go, and the Canon compacts just won't cut it (in theory at least).

Well, I've tested my much awaited T70 and so far, so good! I've only tried it on the dog though because I need to get me a memory stick first to make proper shots. Pfttt. Damn that 31MB internal -- eet ees not enuff!!!


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World's Ugliest Dog 2008



I was watching The World's Ugliest Dog competition on the Animal Planet channel the other day and... it's rather interesting.



ELWOOD


Being that this was shown on Animal Planet, I didn't realise how outdated the show was. I googled it and read that the winner is different to what was shown and I found out that the show I watched was 2 years old! Talk about slow. Sheesh.

ARCHIE, 2006 Champion


I feel sorry that the doggies look the way they are, but I couldn't really say that they were ugly for some reason. The owners are so happy to have them that you sort of feel for them, you know. It's also obvious that the show is dominated by the Chinese Crested breed -- I guess being small, patchy and hairless really says something about non-beauty.




This is Gus, the 2008 champion of the World's Ugliest Dog contest.




Gus is a fighter who lost his leg to skin cancer and has undergone chemotherapy and radiation treatments. Cancer aside, Gus is just your average one-eyed, three-legged, toothless, hairless dog.

Gus is so hairless that he puts the Chinese-crested to shame. No beautiful tail plume for him – his tail looks like it belongs on a rat. He lost his eye in a fight with the family cat

Gus is a beloved family pet, and his family understands the difficult task of weighing quality of life versus treatment issues with ill pets. Gus love lounging on the couch, growling at the cat, and eating his favorite Hungry Howie’s pizza.


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I know one pooch who doesn't need to join that contest. His name is also Gus (short for Gustav), but we lovingly call him Gusgus (pronounced goose-goose.hehe!) ---


Mommy, I'm cute little doggie so why do we need to watch that crappy show???



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FS Picks This Week 27Oct - 02Nov



FILMS

Oct 29 The House Bunny (starring Ana Faris)



EVENTS




Cream Halloween Ball 2008
30th Oct 2008
World Trade Center
CCP Complex

It's tradition!

Cream & BigFish will once again hold the biggest Halloween party in the city by bringing over trance trio Above & Beyond to Manila this year.

Come in fancy dress costumes or come as you are (I'll have to dig up my baul of clothes from previous years), you will sure to have the time of your life when you attend this party of the year. Come in your spookiest and most original costume and you might just win a Nokia phone!

Unfortunately, it will be happening on Thursday -- buuuuut I don't think that will stop the partyphiles (I'm NOT looking forward to come to work with a hangover, but that's the price of having fun, don't you agree?).

For tickets and VIP table inquiries, contact 6348238 / 6237762 and look for Tess Morris.









Luxe
A luxury shopping event bazaar
30-31 Oct 2008
Rockwell Tent


Luxe is the first shopping soiree in the country! Get ready for 2 full days of exciting shopping splendour from Manila's top-rated designers of clothes, footwear, accesories & bags, authentic designer bags, local & foreign luxury labels, lingerie, latest innovations in cosmetics, high-end home & office decors, scents & perfumes, gadget-related accesories designed for the ladies, pooch trinkets and so much more surprises and special discounts!

Of course, a girly-girl's day out would not be complete without sweets! Get a taste of Manila's best cupcakes, chocolates and other mouth-watering desserts.

Luxe shopping soiree will be treating you with complementary beverages while you shop around. Plus, you will be privileged to have deliciously filled goodie bags containing premium items, not to mention complimentary health & beauty services exclusively available durint the event. (article taken from clickthecity.com)

For more details, please call Apex Events at 480-5667, 694-1700 & 801-7708, or email apexeventsorganizer@yahoo.com.



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The Hairy Question



why is society obsessed with hair growth (or the lack of it)?

there are countless products in the market for hair removal -- razors, waxes,creams, epilators, electrolysis & laser treatments, so on.

Why do women have to pluck their brows, shave their pits,their legs & endure bikini waxes? the great lengths they go to just for aesthetics. why are the things mentioned above considered as part of 'good grooming'? And why can't men do the same? I once saw a jerry yan poster showing his shaven armpits. why did i think he looked so 'gay' in it? (probably because he is,but that's beside the point)

An interesting development in aesthetic hair removal in men recently is the 'back, sacks & cracks wax'. Basically, it's the 'brazilian' for men. They end up totally hairless around the balls. (That's gotta hurt?) Well, it's proved popular to male strippers.

i thought men are getting it easy because they don't have to contend much with bodily hair removal except for the usual morning shave.. but then they are extremely more prone to receding hairlines -- which shows that life is fair sometimes. While women spend most of their lives getting rid of hair from their bodies (auxilliary or pubic, take your pick), men spend time putting them back on. ironic, isn't it?

-- TFS Brain Fart circa 2nd Feb 2004





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Incommunicado!


The DOLT that I can be sometimes.


I had left my mobile at home yesterday and only realised it when I sat down on my office chair that morning.

I'm incommunicado people!
No text, no calls, no messages from my network -- nada!

However, I couldn't be bothered to go back to the flat and get it because I needed to go to my parent's house that night. It's my dad's birthday, after all, and that's more important.

Therefore -- no mobile for 2 days straight!

Will I make it or will I be left shuddering due to panic attacks???


I had no idea yesterday if my sisters were calling about the birthday party. I didn't know if we were going home together or what. I tried calling one of them (via the office landline) to find out but she wouldn't answer the bloomin phone, so I had to tell the bf to text her that I going straight to my parents' house.


One of my colleagues were running late, and as he usually texts me if he is then I had to ask somebody to call him if he had texted me that he will be late. He said he thought I was annoyed that he was late because I didn't reply to his text. Well, I couldn't possibly reply, could I?


Good thing I had my iPod with me last night. The trip home would've been boring otherwise.

Today, I jumped out of bed rather quickly. Because I was late. Because I use my mobile as my alarm and my mobile isn't here. Therefore, my arse is late (I tried using the alarm in my iPod but went off for 30mins and I didn't hear a peep. A lot of good that did me).


I conclude, then, that I WILL survive not having a mobile.


But that would mean I would have to make too many unnecessary phone calls and that I will always be late.


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Where the hell is Matt?



This is one of my very, very, very favourite YouTube videos ever. I never get tired of watching it.



Sigh, it makes me jealous just thinking about it. See more of Matt's videos on wherethehellismatt.com.

Stride Gum! Sponsor me, for pete's sake!



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Capisce? Capisce!



The bf and myself wanted to try something different for dinner (guess we got tired of Micky D's delivery) and went out to look for that nice Italian restaurant in Metrowalk -- Capisce!

The Metrowalk atmosphere is itself quite relaxing and the show band playing in the middle were quite good that night -- nothing too noisy for a mid-week night out for me, thankyouverymuch.



I gotta be honest with you -- the food isn't cheap. The dish prices are between P250 to nearly P400. So be prepared to bust your wallet if you're planning to have a full-course meal.

The bf and I are trying to lose weight too, so don't expect to see many photos of food in this post. Hehe. We just ordered one dish each. Bigger meals are reserved for cheat days (i.e. weekend).

The funny thing is, the restaurant is full. Don't be mistaken -- looks like the beer bucket is cheap here, much like all the rest of the restaurants in Metrowalk (sorry, I didn't bother to look at the bar list that night. hee!)



I ordered the Spinach Canneloni (P305), which is really good. It can't get any better than this -- unless it's all spinach ( Yeah, yeah. I wanted to be Popeye back in the day).




The bf ordered Bolognese Ragu (P295), which is simple spaghetti withthe original non-pinoy-birthday style sauce -- none of that UFC Banana Ketchup and sugary tomato sauce in this one. If that's what you want, then settle for Jollibee instead. Just kidding!

If only my Kodak will cooperate... can't take a damn good picture of this, so you'll have to be happy with a crappy one.


So overall, the dishes we tried were very good. The menu isn't that daunting as you only have the basic choices in each section -- which in my view is good because there's a much better chance that the ingredients are fresh and not locked away in the freezer until someone orders them.

Furthermore, like I said earlier, the dishes are a bit on the steep side. For the prices, you expect to get sizeable portions of the food, but no, it's only good for one as you can see above.

To get to Capisce, make your way through the middle of Metrowalk, towards the back. It can be found between Brazil Brazil and Bacolod Chicken Inasal.



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Time Space Warp! Ngayon din!



Ever wondered how you would look if you graduated on a different year? I found myself looking at yearbookyourself.com and here's what I wasted my time on last week ----


Year 2000 me with soap opera hair. hehe.



This is how I would go to a Beatles concernt in 1966, I guess. Hahaha



Sweet pose for 1990. Hahaha!




How I would look back in 1960.
Even then, I would be wearing glasses -- contact lenses hadn't been invented, of course!




Holy shit, it's my mother!
Would mom have graduated in 1968, I wonder...




In 1984, girls just wanna have fun. Move over, Cyndi Lauper! Woot woot!



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TFS (The Frustrated Sosyalera) Picks This Week 20-26 Oct



Films this week (Oct 22)

Nights in Rodanthe

High School Musical 3: Senior Year



Events to look out for








10th Cinemanila

Oct 16-29

Gateway Cineplex 10

Araneta Center, Cubao

Click here for the screening schedule.








Laffapalooza 2 Auditions

Stand-up comedy auditions at the following venues:

Oct 22 Solar Penthouse Theatre, Makati

Oct 25 Al's Bar, ParaƱaque

Oct 25 Spicy Fingers, Greenbelt 2

For inquiries, call 813-7000 loc. 334



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They're from around here? Really?


I was surfing through the internetz recently, and came across this advert (sorry if the quality leaves much to be desired) ---





Umm, I'm not entirely convinced to be honest. Most girls out here aren't Caucasian and if they are, I don't think they need this job.



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Eet ees isfeetch dipeyk day tooday!



Eavesdropping at the opticians

An old lady was having her eyes tested and came out to show her son and another woman how she looked wearing the test glasses -- you know, these ones:













Mother: Bagay ba sa akin? Hehehe! (Does this suit me? Hehehe!)

Son: Ma, you look like a bunny rabbit!

Woman: Yah, banny rebbit! Hahaha!

-------------------------------


Took a taxi home after that and the driver said to me:

Saang fart po ng Pioneer kayo? (Which fart of Pioneer are you headed?)


-------------------------------


Watching Wowowee's Miss Fitrum:

Question: Kung maihahalintulad mo ang sarili mo sa isang prutas, anong prutas iyon? (If you can relate yourself with a fruit, which fruit would that be?)

Contestant: Maihahalintulad ko ang sarili ko sa isang mangosten. (I can relate myself to a mangosten.)


(Dearie, it's mangosteen. With a double "e.")




I know, I know. I'm evil. Hehehe.



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It's so Payne-ful



Max Payne




Synopsis
Rockstar Games' antihero Max Payne gets his own movie with this video game adaptation. Mark Wahlberg plays the titular cop who is still trying to get over the death of his family while investigating several murders, while Mila Kunis costars as an assassin desperate for her own revenge. -- www.rottentomatoes.com



Starring

Mark Wahlberg, Mila Kunis, Beau Bridges, Chris "Ludacris" Bridges
Directed by John Moore


My verdict
I had no idea who Max Payne is -- never played the game. I thought he would be somebody like "The Punisher." Guess I was dead wrong, but that's ok.

After seeing the blockbuster-friendly Eagle Eye (which, apart from the ending, is quite thrilling btw), I think that this adaptation of the game is horrid. I feel sorry for the game fans.

It played out like a cliche Pinoy action film --

Guy is a cop. Guy's wife and kid are murdered. Guy becomes emo. Guy hunts down the murderer still at large after 3 years. Murderer gets his ass kicked. The end. (Sequel is possible.)

It's like a bloomin' Ronnie Ricketts movie with Mariz haunting him in between scenes! All the action sequences were standard, too. It was so predictable.

To be fair, there are some good shots in Max Payne, but that's about it really. (The bf was disappointed that there weren't many "bullet time" sequences, as that was what set the game apart from the others apparently.)


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Single? SPAM your way to love!


This is quite strange.


I received an email on my inbox recently and it reads like so:


From:MARIAMNE Romo
Subject: Hi! I wanna chat with you

Hello! sorry, you don't know me but maybe I want to know you ...I am with not bad body pretty girl...I very want to meet man of my dream, i dont know how should he to look...but maybe it's you? I have a lot of time for meetings and if you have any ideas how to spend it with me... just email me back at MARIAMNE@___.com i will reply back with some really cool photos with me ...and maybe you will want to meet me next day))) see you . kiss

Best regards

MARIAMNE@___.com


WTF?!? I'm getting picked up by email! And ewww, the message has "kiss" at the end of it. So tacky! Can women really be that desperate? This could also be a scam, I'm sure of it.
I didn't do anything, of course. I'm not a lesbian after all.



Nine days later, I received this:


From: MARIAM Christie
Subject: Hi! I wanna chat with you!

Hi! I am lonely girl, who is looking for chat with you I am talkative and funny I need you... maybe you my future?? email me back at MARIAM@____.com and i will reply back with some really nice pictures...and you will see that maybe I am... your destiny...

MARIAM@___.com


WTF?!? (part 2) Is this even the same woman?
She NEEDS me, goddamnit! She might be... my destiny... not.


Hmmm... wonder if I should reply to say that I'm not a man?

Di kami talo noh. Pfttt.


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A quickie taste



If there's any doubt at all with the Kodak V1003's performance, I hope this article will shed some light on it. As I've mentioned before, it's a good daytime photography camera, but indoors or at night -- pfttt!

And don't even get me started about using it for action shots, it has the SLOWEST shutter speed ever in the history of technology (ok i'm exagerrating, but it sure feels like forever to me).



Back in da day



This is my first shot. The colours are good, but it's rather dark, donchatink?


Ah, the beach. That's my younger sister btw. Again, I just love the colours.



This is a lovely stained glass window. Took the photo during my trip to Warwick Castle in England last year.



I'm warning you now, I'm addicted to macro photography. Hence the following:

Ehem.
My favourite Starbucks Tomato, Mozzarella & Basil Bagel. I think just looking at this photo makes me hungry.



Can SOMEBODY please tell me what the hell this is???



BoholeƱo starfish in the hizzy!




Just in case you thought I didn't use the camera for taking photos of people -- here it is.




Ok. What you will see below is the transformation that takes place in that little gadget after sunset....



This is the best its Night Mode feature can do. I can't even recognise anybody!



Benganio -- THE BODY.

Hehehe!

Seriously, the flash was used there. You wouldn't know the difference.



Oh sorry, guess you would.



Oh, for cryin' out loud!!!

I don't even know if the person in the photo is male or female!

(Just kidding, that's Jaja. But we sure had a hard time finding out it was her the first time we saw this photo wtf.)









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