I was pretty happy to make it to Firefly Brigade’s Critical Mass Ride earlier this morning, nothing like riding your bike with like-minded individuals pursuing a common goal -that is to use bikes as an alternative means of transportation and as well as reducing pollution in the metro.
I brought out “ol’ faithful” for a spin, I was surprised that upon inspection I didn’t need to tighten or grease any parts. Having a fixed gear bike truly is a low maintenance and reliable type of bicycle. (now if only us fixed gear riders could resist the urge to replace parts every fortnight)
It was a really nice crowd, groups of riders from all over joined in and kept a steady pace while being courteous and sharing the road (somewhat) One rider noticed I was really thirsty due to the heat and offered her sports drink, talk about camaraderie!
A few Ms. Earth guest riders showed their support, all donning helmets as per policy. It was a nice ride and great way to spend an early Sunday morning. Looking forward to the bigger and more Critical Mass ride this coming November.
Check out the facebook page of Firefly Brigade Philippines here:
And of course Manila Fixed Gear:
What an amazing show! At first I was surprised that Kermit Tesoro was in the same roster as Albert Andrada, Ezra Santos, Bandoix Flores, and Butz Fuentes (all very renowned Filipino designers from Dubai) after all, he was the youngest of the lot. But once showtime came, my worry quickly disappeared. Clearly Kermit Tesoro was ready to compete at this level. He is definitely one of those designers that really push the envelope in terms of creating new methods and challenging preconceptions of what is doable and possible (and acceptable). His experimental flair and almost obsessive eye for detail has led to a cult following. Amongst his loyal clientele, is none other than Lady Gaga (and Divine Lee) the former of which wore one of his new chest pieces in Bangkok, Thailand.
Congratulations on great show Kermit, I’m sure many were inspired by your creations.
Job well done!
Since it was a reasonably leisurely day, I decided to have some merienda with D at Sango in Rockwell. I have to admit that I’ve missed this quirky japanese burger joint, so much so that I may have over ordered.
Okonomiyaki dog! Just look at that katsuobushi on top that gives it just the right amount of umami flavor! I also had a master cheeseburger but I scarfed that down before I remembered to take a picture. Oh well, charge it to delicious!
I made these. Haha, not.
Make your own Havaianas! At this point I was already really excited to make my pair of slippers, but of course I was playing it cool. So I briskly walked in (instead of full on charging the first available slipper technician?)
Immediately everyone was served pomelo juice, piña coladas, wine, and various sodas (no, no diet mtn dew Lana) aside from the assorted h’orderves that the wait staff were hawking (for free of course).
Bianca Roque up on stage
live sand painting shown on a big led wall by Joseph The Artist of Talentadong Pinoy fame.
Raymond salutes you!
music to set the festivity’s mood
caption this. amazing dexterity!
confetti! super stoked!
sidney probably asking for help with what color combination to get. seriously, it’s hard when you’re given a choice of what colors and studs to get on your slippers.
D with BJ Pascual (bjpascual.com)
my “technician” was Sy, who was super helpful and patient with my odd request of letters.
Yes, my creation will at last come to fruition!
…right after these letters are attached
and voila! I give you my WAVVES x Havaianas “sky blue”/white combination! In case you guys are wondering, Wavves is an American noise pop/surf punk band based in San Diego, California. Alright, they’re an unofficial collaboration but I can at least tell my slippers apart when I hit the beach. No crazy colors but I think it looks summery [sic]. Those little sunglasses are polarized raybans btw. Heh…heh.. um ok.
Havaianas Philippines facebook page
“No Hope Kids” by Wavves (video) PARENTAL GUIDANCE