I’ve always been into gadgets, more so anything that has to do with audio and music. My first mp3 player was an epiphany, storing more than a cd’s worth in a little lightweight companion. Better yet, no skipping and shockproof! One downside that became quickly evident though, 128MB. Although that limit demanded one would curate their music choices better. Think an appropriate selection for all of your moods. Then I went on to several iPod minis which were a lot larger in capacity but then the sheer amount of music demanded playlists be made lest you keep scrolling every few minutes. But for a bit of nostalgia, who remembers these RIOs below? These little players were signs of a revolution. Along with winamp, mp3.com, and file sharing which changed and continue to change the music industry we know today.
One note though, I still buy CDs! I also collect some vinyl but not as much as practically and convenience aren’t one of its strongest suits. Still, having your music in “physical” form adds to the experience. It is all part of making it your own. Just how mixtapes and playlists are very personal and something to be proud of. But I do admit I usually rip them to my library and then have to painstakingly transfer them to either my phone or a dedicated portable music player. More steps and more time fiddling means less music being discovered and heard.
Enter music streaming services! Deezer lets you listen to your music practically anywhere and synced on numerous devices, storage is now a moot point as smartphones are practically little powerhouses. Still having the option to keep your phone clutter free by choosing which tracks to sync and listen to offline is genius! Also the playlists feature allows one to showcase their music tastes! Sharing is caring!
As I’ve recently gotten into triathlon, my running has increased tremendously so it just makes sense that I have a playlist that gets my heartrate up and has a couple or more personal powersongs in it!
New releases are easily found either through your phone or web browser as well!
One of my favorite features also is flow, which analyzes your music taste and history and helps one find new stuff or rediscover old loves which you can all ‘heart’ and add to your growing cloud of music! So many features, you should just check it out and find me on there as well. Click http://deezer.com/
What does Sinatra, Vampire Weekend, Tyson Ritter of the All-American Rejects, and the cast from the show Entourage have in common? Original Penguin! The gents aforementioned exude this country club cool without looking overly stuffy or preppy. Attitude is very much evident in the styles and details of Original Penguin clothing, as is its influences and the brand’s golf roots. This clear direction continues with Original Penguin’s footwear and accessories line. One can wear the collection and have a clear sense of how the designs were evolved from classic pieces such as tennis trainers, slip-ons, desert boots and brogues. Definitely Original and not derivative, Original Penguin deserves a sizeable portion of one’s shoe and accessory arsenal.
The store looked like a mix of mid-century and a relaxed luxury feel to it with vignettes featuring the new offerings and vintage mementos such as typewriters and rotary telephones. Actual full-sized chairs (as opposed to benches) to try on their shoes was also very nice.
Wearing their shoes could very well bring you from boardwalk to boardroom in a cinch. As well as from country club to catamaran with as much ease.
I really liked the watches on NATO straps! For a casual yet informed style.
This watch almost looks architectural, and has an understated yet versatile potential.
In line with the nearing launch of the Fit and Fashion App (Android/iOS) our collaboration with Team Manila was launched last week at Rockwell. The crowd-sourced, tongue-in-cheek slogans featured on shirts offer a light yet honest approach as to why we “hit the gym” or are constantly trying to start your very own “balik alindog program”
That day the weather was really good and inviting, perfect for a launch if I should say so!
Arrived early of course to set up!
Yes, that’s Divine cutting up a shirt pre-printed with guide lines to help one customise and make the shirt your own / show off your guns!
Being outdoors is such a luxury in Manila, especially if one lives in a condo. It just isn’t as simple as stepping out into your backyard to get a glimpse of nature or at least some greenery. That’s why when I learned where the P&G launch of Olay’s AquaAction and Pantene Aqua Pure would be, I knew I had to make the trip out considering how gorgeous the sunset and feel of Sofitel is. I believe it was the perfect place to showcase their new and innovative products.
Always the early bird! I arrived sooner than I expected, and waited for Danielle (whom I was supposed to be chaperoning) The hotel staff were friendly and had a “welcome back” predisposition as I’d recently celebrated my birthday successfully at Sofitel.
Postcard worthy if I should say so myself.
The moment I saw the invite to Ruffa’s birthday, I knew I’d quickly be out of ideas of what to wear. You see, there’s a fine line between looking good and in theme, and looking like you rented a costume so I decided to tread lightly. Was my choice a hit or miss? Who knows? The ladies on the other hand I’m sure did their homework because they came in what appeared to be all the rage in 1978! Everybody looked great, and Ruffa truly was the star of the night looking like a hollywood glamourpuss! Incredible party!
Being as active as I am, I find myself feeling peckish at odd times of the day (case in point, right after merienda) Being in Mckinley Hill, I remembered reading that there was this great New York inspired bagel place headed by New York Native Chef Cuit Kaufman (Borough, Nolita). So when I spotted Tuscany from the road, I knew I had to make a quick detour.
Immediately upon entering, I noticed that the sweets were front and center. At arm’s reach even!
Figured dessert would mess up my macros, I decided a bagel would be a better bet. Until I saw the cream cheese selection, oh well, minsan minsan lang naman. I might as well do a food review!
What interested me right away were these two, the garlic and chive and bacon and cheddar.
then these… sundried tomato and basil sounds like a good one. Lox is a crowd favorite, Nova-style cold smoked salmon and cream cheese!
Of course the the bagels, which were numerous in variety. Plain, wheat, sesame seeds, you name it! Bagel care instructions also included.
The cream cheese offerings also listed, lest you forget.
I finally decided on the The L.E.S. Addiction which is a pumpernickle bagel with chived cream cheese, smoked salmon, tomatoes, onions and capers! The thing was massive. Like I was trying to overdose on cream cheese and carbs. Managed to finish all of it though!