Make Your Own Havaianas! | 50th Anniversary

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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!

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I made these.   Haha, not.

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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?)

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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).

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Bianca Roque up on stage

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live sand painting shown on a big led wall by Joseph The Artist of Talentadong Pinoy fame.

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Havaianas roulette

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amazing

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Raymond salutes you!

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music to set the festivity’s mood

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caption this.  amazing dexterity!

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confetti!  super stoked!

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hipstagraaam

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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.

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D with BJ Pascual (bjpascual.com)

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my “technician” was Sy, who was super helpful and patient with my odd request of letters.

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Yes, my creation will at last come to fruition!

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…right after these letters are attached

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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.

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Congratulations Havaianas!

Havaianas Philippines facebook page

“No Hope Kids” by Wavves (video) PARENTAL GUIDANCE


Canon shoots the Avengers!

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On the set of “Marvel’s The Avengers,” McGarvey and his crew used five Canon 5D Mark II cameras and two 7D models. Using multiple cameras limited the need to re-shoot complex action scenes, and the affordability and compact size of the cameras enabled the crew to obtain ample coverage by strategically angling them from various vantage points throughout the set. “The cameras’ small size was a major advantage to us. We were able to place them in tight locations that were really close to the big stunts, which would be too risky to do with bigger cameras that would require an operator and two assistants,” McGarvey said. He was able to slide one of the Canon cameras into a sewer grating, while placing another under a pile of debris for a key shot of a car hurtling toward the lens, flipping through the air on fire.

from Canon USA

More here!

Awesome news.  I’m no movie expert but I think the movie was shot really well.  Heck, if it’s good enough for the Avengers!  

Boracay Weekend, day two/three?

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Boracay was a great trip, if you don’t believe me see the pictures below as well as my previous post with a video up.  Cannot wait to go back, but this time I think I’ll pack extra sunscreen and try not to get sunburned!  Good times!

Say cheese?

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Off The Squall

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Discovering the shores

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Huddle Formation at the Tides roofdeck

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The takeover!

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I’m not at the office right now, but just leave me an email and I’ll get back to you. 

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Summer shades

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Lids.ph

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Ultimate water beach volley championship league

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vilebrequin steez

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Beachy

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Sleepy

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What do you mean you can’t see the sailboat?

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♪ Baywatch theme ♫ (gratuitous)

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Tim striking a pose?

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Marc!

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Phosphor timepiece

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Sunset, we were about a hundred or so feet from the shore

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PHOSPHOR Watches | Bring On The Bling

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My summer timepiece!  Yes, I know it’s a little out of character but I thought I’d mix it up a bit and pick an out of the ordinary piece.  The crystals change up to show the time magnetically (like train station info board things)

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This soundsystem must have cost a fortune®! Get it?  Ha-ha.  Dig the blue, I miss having a candy blue fixie.

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A few of Phosphor’s selection.  Including their famous E-Ink models that has been seen on many celebrities and personalities alike.

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Perfect place to show off their horological particulars with these beauties.

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Nice backdrop if I should say so myself.  Hold on, I could’ve sworn I saw Ian King drifting one of these on instagram.  Same one?

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The EVO que?  No, the EVOQUE!  Look at those angel eyes hypnotizing you to sell your house, lot, cat and dog to get behind the wheel of this sweet machine.

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NOOOOO!  

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Though their styles are pretty much unisex, this red one would look really good on the ladies.

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“Oh, I must’ve left my Phosphor in the Jag”  One can dream!

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Showing off her lovely timepiece.

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Hello Evoque.

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Now this watch would go very well with this I think.  Balllinn!

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For the exclusive distributor of Phosphor Watches in the Philippines, contact +632 5433209/+632 9759671.  Flagship store is at the G/F of Ronac Art Center, Ortigas avenue, Greenhills, San Juan, MM.

Boracay Weekend, day 1

Decided to spend the labor day weekend in Boracay since I haven’t had the chance to hit the beach this whole summer, and it’s all been chilly weather activity with the recent trips and travels.  ie: Cold-chella 2012.  It was definitely a welcome change, and it’s always great to enjoy the beaches back in our islands.  It’s pretty hard to beat the balmy weather, and powder fine sand of the mostly party itinerary that is Boracay.  This is a snippet of what happened last weekend.

Laureen (of Break My Style) was at the White House party snapping away and enjoying the festivities of what seemed to be a “chill” party that grew to a massive event level as the night progressed.

Derek was there in his retro looking Vans shades.

Laneway Festival buddies, Janina and…

Half of Your Evil Twin Diary in Ray-Ban Aviators

Ubiquitous sunset shot for posterity.

Nikki, Divine (DivinemLee.com), Laureen (Break My Style) and Camille Co (itscamilleco)

The party just about to pick up.  Dino was emceeing, not bad *claps*

DJ something… great set though!

Let’s have a toast for the douchebags.

Sunset city.

Tat’d

This guy was probably resting up for the long night ahead.  I should’ve done that.  Ended up going to bed at 9PM!  Fail.

The party ensued.

It got pretty crazy!  People were pouring beer all over the place ala victory champagne bath while singing along to club anthems.

Take note, all these pictures were taken before 8PM.  Mind blowing!

This was just one of the days, more to come!

ear to the street!

Urban Ears Tanto.  These minimalistically and well designed scandinavian headphones feature brushed aluminum accents and a matte painted metal adjustable headband, which go very well with the rubbery like plastic (reminds me of resin) that give the whole package a very quality feel.  Man, I just love any type of audio equipment!

great packaging

Since these portable headphones are also so sleekly designed, one will also notice that these do not completely seal off the wearers ear.  I find this perfect for our warm weather and for more prolonged usage.  As holistically as these headphones were designed, one may still easily easily discount, at first glance how well engineered they are.  I tested these with a bunch of songs including:

Safari Disco Club by Yelle

Bad Kids by The Black Lips

and

Love Out Of Lust by Lykke Li

I imagine the urban ears design team test their headphones with at least one Lykke Li song since the Swedes really seemed to love her last time I was there.  A taxi driver even started playing her then newly released album (Wounded Rhymes) on his iPhone (connected to car stereo) upon learning that I was a big fan of hers and recommended I check out Södermalm (also know as SoFo) which is the hip, trendy yet unique and charming area of Stockholm known for their boutiques, art galleries, and vintage stores.  Alright, going back.  I’d say the headphones are pretty well rounded and suitable for a number of genres, I highly recommend these for the casual and even avid listener.  

1 year premium warranty (which I imagine will come handy when you need to replace the foam from wear and tear) microphone and remote capability for cellphones, round braided cord for tangle free listening, super lightweight design.  all for Php 1,950

http://www.urbanears.com/

http://www.lykkeli.com/

http://www.black-lips.com/

http://www.yelle.fr/


Marni at H&M | Launching Tomorrow

Parkas, suits, shorts and stripes.  Plus knit ties, and um.. scarves.  I expect that everyone who appreciates the F word (fashion) to be lining up ala apple store campout style, or contacting their buyers to cop the latest collaboration of H&M dubbed “Marni at H&M”

Closest stores to the Philippines would be Hong Kong and Singapore.  So there’s the flying out, albeit expensive route.  Another option would be to shop online, but expect the site to crash or become snail pace slow loading because of the traffic, and end up without neither a size nor a pair of socks.  Best bet would be asking a friend or a buyer to snatch it up before the crowds descend on the merch. 

This collection reminds me of “workwear” (current word du jour of many a clothing label) mixed with a playful..  It just looks quirky and quietly says that you’re the creative type, with clever cuts and lines.  Subdued colors and slightly accentuations of color, mixed with signature prints are what I see in this diffusion.  You’ll dig this if you’ve finally decided that neons are best left for highlighters, 80s (and maybe a few throwbacks) and if genuine workwear is generally too oddly shaped for your sartorial salacities.  Not sure about the terno swim shorts and shirt plus sandals with socks though.  But maybe, it’ll work, for someone… somewhere.  Who knows.  Best bet, break it up.

Parka with ankle length trousers, and a doodley contrast collar tee

Feels like summer? to me.  Shorts look fresh.  Knit tie?  Knit tie.

Oddly, this reminds me of a french worker’s jacket.  You know, that vibe.

Big pockets, slim sleeves.  I dig this one.

Not one for sweaters with these lines.  They can look a bit feminine.  Still, it could work for you.