Sunday, September 19, 2010



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Levi’s Japan release a new selection of 501 styles for Fall, all made exclusive to their e-shop. Four different designs are offered but my personal choice is these pair of patchwork 501. All reflect the worn -down style we’ve come to expect from the Levi’s Japan program. 

They remind me of this patchwork jeans by Matt of Imelda Matt.
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I've worked/collaborated with several denim brands in the country and I can pretty much predict what's next in terms of trend and washing as I've seen, touched, and felt some samples/ rejects and great ones- but- "seemed to not be commercially viable." I say this acid washed slim fit Beta Unit  is the future.


Holy Moly, Doc Martens! The Doctor is extending their collaborative effort and this time with the Jap brand Milk Boy. Milk Boy created  familiar Bat Wings silhouette. It's cool as it is but what would Jeremy Scott say about this? Hmmm.

(these are now available in limited quantities through Lighca) pchypebeast


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While I am on a travel blogging mode, let's travel back in time. I just saw this now on Facebook posted by a millionaire granny, Lilly Parker from NYC (center, floral dress). It was captioned "Buencamino Belles. Manila Hotel 1976" That's mom (sitting in white) at the center. The one in printed blue gown is my glamorous maternal granma. Nakaka-Halston lang 'di ba? 

And here's another one. OMG! I love the hive and the matching printed dresses!


shirt: 5 preview / shades from Davao / pants Lee /
bag borrowed D&G

Do you remember the time when you met a girl from Mars? 
That was just probably me. 
Here's a quick outfit post from Davao Intergalactic Spaceport bound to Earth.

I love flying. I love plane rides. I love beautiful male attendants. I love PAL. I love cool plane seatmates. Especially if your seatmate is a young cool alien from Korea who doesn't give a fuck if your hair is blue and you look like a remnant of Studio 54 (or an experiment gone wrong  from Area 51). Everyone, meet P.K. A student from Davao who's bound to Oz that evening for a vacay. We chatted. Watching tvN (a Korean channel in cable TV) has paid off! We talked about Korean music, which my knowledge is limited to K-Pop. I told him that my favorite show is Music Show Newton, Korea's version of Top of the Pops.  We talked about Yang Seung Ho. We also talked about Korea's obligatory military training. He  said he likes Davao more than Manila. I totally agree with him when he said Manila is so smoggy. I asked him if he knows any Korean clubs where young Koreans hang out because I've been wanting to enter one and see how they party. He said he doesn't know of any place like that in the Philippines. I also asked him why the young Koreans are so clique-ish because I seldom see them partying with Pinoys, he said they're afraid of us because of what they hear from the news. I told him to come visit Baguio City because Koreans are starting to outnumber the locals. I was exaggerating, of course. That was a short trip with so many fun things to talk about.

meet P.K.
Next thing I know, the spaceship has landed back to Earth.

And here are the obligatory airport papparazzi shots. Enjoy!

I was definitely back in Manila when we were caught in a bad traffic jam caused by this government vehicle turning a U-turn on a NO U TURN SLOT! Bad thoughts came to my head if some foreign national took hostage of the bus but, no! The driver is just plain stupid. He miscalculated the pivot point of the narrow road. I am definitely home!


scarf: from some stranger I met at Cubao X and vowed to return but never met again /
jacket: just cavalli / shirt: izzue / pants: Lotho

The darkness is falling and you're still happy.
You still don't know what will happen.
Still don't know anything.

Soon you'll learn...

You'll learn to lov eeternal lide.
You'll learn to love the night
You'll learn to hate the day.
Same as I did.
And you'll learn to love me. and maybe, someday, I'll tell you...

obligatory outfit shot

Evening 2 @ Hybrid Club, Autoshop, Davao City
I have no words to say during this night as I have left the house before I could even enter. 

'cept for the fact that I met Jack again that night and he's not just sitting on top of my friend Helga's head, but I guess on everyone's head too. 


I'm back from my short vacay in Davao. Davao didn't change much since my last visit a year ago but this time I stayed on the northern part of it. I stayed at Marco Polo Hotel which is at the heart of the city. Morning was spent mostly on eating. Evening was about partying. Checked out every possible hotspot of the city. Since it was short for the weekend, some clubs are not as packed except on my last night, which was Friday. That's when the party folks really came out to dance. There's a shortage of good music but the people sure knows how to have fun! I met a lot of new faces whose name I can vaguely remember. The only name I will never forget is this someone called Jack. Jack Daniels. Never got to know him more 'cause he's always on the rocks. He was fun to be with, nevertheless.

 tapestry artist Pacita
This magnificent framed tapestry by Pacita at the lobby of Marco Polo davao caught my attention. It's an explosion of colors and painstaking hand-painted and hand-sewn details reminded me of Haider Ackermann's opium S/S 2011 jacket and pants. Makes me want to steal it!

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And to continue that oriental-esque visual experience, my host treated me to this MSG-free chinese resto called Ahfat for late gluttonous lunch!

Oh, look! There's Puff, the magic dragon in the sky!

and this was "what i wore"

sunset at the pool deck
Frozen Margarita while enjoying sun down
Davao has a smoking ban which is strictly implemented throughout the city which is kinda bummer. There are designated spot for smokers, though, but that ruins the fun, isnt it?

Come evening, I went out to check the nightlife looking fro some good clubs with good music. but before that, I met my date for the eve who shall remain nameless. And no, his name don't start with a K.

We started the night at the Rizal Promenade, a kitschy comedy bar with videoke and cheap drinks. Not bad. 
The date sang "Beautiful In My Eyes"  on stage while I gag. Not bad, indeed.

Next stop was at Fat Bobby's. It's way much better than the Promenade, only they were playing tunes like "September" and those dancing repertoire you hear played during weddings. The crowd were mostly yuppies so what do you expect. And also, that's where I met Jack.
Inside Fat Bobby's

For the lack of a better place to hang out, we made "patol" Fat Bobby's.
I went to the toilet with this signage for men's. The ladies toilet has, Queen of Pop signage. Madonna, obviously.

Everything was so-so until they played "Ice Ice Baby." And that's when "the date" and I showed off and stole the show.

"The date" is a good dancer. He's got the moves, baby! Everyone in the club stopped dancing and watched us him  in awe. The next thing i remember, everyone who's someone in the club went to our table introducing themselves. Hah! There were a couple of City Councilors, the club owner, someone who claims to own part of Samal island, a skateboard shop owner, etc. That's where the real fun began. Chikahan to the max. Someone named "Tisoy," even recognized me from Manila. We got wakeboarding invitations, free trips to some island and all but sadly, we didn't have enough time for that. Drinks came in from various people. A good-looking homeboy in tow is always an advantage.


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