2013’s First Wash Day

POTATO It’s the first wash day of the year! Whether or not it matters, I want to celebrate it by playing a game. And the game is called, “Guess how much my outfit costs?” Yes! I am at it again! This is going to be so much fun! I’m all up for classic looks. So I stick with everyone’s favorite neutrals: Black and White. But I don’t want to look “Too-Black-and-White” that’s why this look comes with a little twist. And the twist comes in the form of these fabulous cobalt blue jeggings. I’m really, really not a fan of jeggings but ever since I received this gift from my also fabulous Tita Lina (yes, she very much loves to give us fashionable gifts, I swear!), I somehow changed my opinion about them. They just go with my outfit perfectly! And the blue shade – so elegant. What’s even better is that they’re the kind of jeggings that don’t show any camel toe! LOL. I love how wash days give me an opportunity to express my style. But of course, there will always be rules that have to be followed. No, plunging necklines (as if I have anything to show. LOL), no short skirts, no off-shoulder or sleeveless tops allowed. And the best way to cover up when you’re wearing something that bares your arms – but still look good of course! – is to wear a cardigan. You can get them in lots of colors and shades but a white cardigan is something that every girl should have in her closet! ‘Cause it matches a lot of your different...

Shopping and My Biggest Dilemma

POTATO Someone once said that the best way for a girl to cure her broken heart is to go shopping and splurge. And somewhere down the road you’ll see that certain someone’s missing head hanged on a tree nearby because the girl she gave that advice to, did shop her heart out and because of that certain someone, she reached the credit limit of her third credit card and could no longer buy her twenty seventh pair of platform oxford heels. Sad story. But I’m just joking of course! But it could probably be true you know.. Like all other girls, I have my favorite mall where I go to all the time. But even if I love that mall, sometimes I can’t avoid heart-breaking moments. We all have those moments, right? Let’s say you walk into a particular store that you like, and you experience that magical moment when you spot something absolutely wonderful, let’s say it’s a dress, and then you immediately rush over to where it’s displayed because you just can’t take your eyes off of it and you can’t stand the distance between you and that garment.   You bring up your virtual or imaginary checklist: Color – check. Style – check. Fabric – check. Hem – check. Shape – check. Fit – check. And when you reach the bottom of that list, you see the word “price”. You look for the tag, and turn it over nervously.   And after that big reveal, you heave out a sigh because you have never seen as many zeros in your life! (Or maybe nines, if you live...

A Funny Promise

POTATO Remember my lengthy previous article “Mongo and New Year’s Resolutions”? I recall mentioning in that article about making New Year’s resolutions realistic and feasible for them to be achievable (Yes, I am putting my rhyming skills to the test! You know, feasible – achievable? Okay, bye. Lol.), and also making them as simple and clear as possible. To further explain what I meant, I gave this resolution as an example: “I am going to change my penmanship to print once and for all so I won’t see any red marks on my philosophy essay telling me not to write in all caps.” Back in high school, my hand writing underwent a series of what I’d like to call, “The All-Caps Evolution”. (Yes, that New Year’s Resolution right up there is mine!) Anyway, the reason why I call it like that is because my all-caps handwriting underwent a lot of changes until I reached my idea of what was the perfect all-caps handwriting. But alas! I felt the need to change it now that I’m graduating from college! Pretty nice timing for me or what, huh? I just couldn’t stand the thought that after all these years the way that I’ve been writing my handwritten essays weren’t proper, or that I’m a twenty-year-old who didn’t learn from any of her penmanship classes when she was in preschool. So what’s an obsessive-compulsive like me got to do? Practice her new penmanship of course! Here’s a peek of my progress so far: To make it more fun for me I took out my favorite My Gel colored pens. I have them in...

Mongo and New Year’s Resolutions

POTATO It’s 8:06 pm and right now I am seeing my dog Mongo trying to rub his reflection off of this really big box covered in gold foil where our Christmas tree stands upon. He rubs and rubs and rubs it with his cute little paws and for some reason all the rubbing reminds me of that Downy commercial people are so crazy about. I’m just kidding though.  😉 Seriously now, just like my cute little Mongo, we people try our hardest to rub off or erase images of our past selves and experiences and pretend like they never existed or never happened. Most of the time we think that it’s the best way to move on and start a new chapter. But what I’d like to believe is that before we can completely move on, we have to look back at all of these things every once in a while because learning from our past mistakes, from our past selves, is the best way to grow and fulfill the change that we want in our lives. I’m not saying that we should constantly dwell in our past. That’s just completely bad for a person. One must always maintain the right balance of things. I guess that’s why we make resolutions. We make them because one way or another, we want to change. We always want to be better so we can finally say we’ve moved on. But there are a lot of people (including me, I admit) who say this line every time the New Year approaches, “There’s no use for resolutions. They never really happen.” We always make...

The Queen’s Guard

POTATO I know, I know. Weird title is weird. But it ain’t going to be anymore once you see my outfit! The red blazer, the navy blue skirt and the tan oxford peep-toes make me a close enough look-alike of a Queen’s Guard. You know those guys who guard the Buckingham Palace in London, without a trace of emotion on their faces? Yes. They are also those guys you saw on an episode of Mr. Bean whom Mr. Bean tries so, so hard to annoy but sadly cannot. But I’m not like those guards! I’m very expressive and it’s sort of hard for me to hide any emotion from my face. If I’m happy, I’m happy. If I’m puzzled, you’ll see I’m puzzled. *Winks* But even if I closely resemble the Queen’s Guard, I still think the colors of my outfit are in the spirit of the holiday season! Christmas day – I think – is just the perfect time to rock the gifts that the very special people in my life gave me. I wanted to go for a casual but at the same time classy look. To add a hint of class I wore this gorgeous red blazer I got from my Tita Leanette. At first look you may think I got this from a store or maybe ordered it online or something. But for those of you whose parents or who have relatives who worked or still works at Coca-Cola Davao, this blazer may probably look familiar to them. I can’t believe that something that looks as chic as this was once used as their uniform years...
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