Saturday, October 31, 2015

LOOKBOOK | 30Oct2015: My name is Luca

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Hello, my name is Luca. Yup, Halloween stuff at the office yesterday. Our HR decided on a movies theme for everyone and reps from each floor drew lots for our assigned film. We got Shark Tale (unfortunately) and I dressed up as Luca.

Luca who? Shark Tale? I know, nobody's heard of the movie, let alone Luca. Unlike last year when I was Voldemort for Halloween, whom everybody knew of course from the Harry Potter universe, Luca is practically a nobody. Anyway, this is how he looks:

Monday, October 26, 2015

RANDOM | How I became The Dark Lord

Yup, I became Lord Voldemort. That was last year. For Halloween, of course. And it's not for any party whatsoever but for the office. For the life of me I've been donning Halloween costumes at work since 2008 when I dressed up as The Joker. Though my succeeding forays were rather simple in comparison, I've upped the ante again last year when our department joined our HR's Halloween decorating contest. We won, by the way.

Looking back, it was quite the effort. I'm just fortunate to have Kwittiegirl with me who painstakingly did my makeup. My main problem was finding a bald cap. I was even so close to splurging on a swimming cap until I found one at a costume shop. Other problems included where in Metro Manila I could get some liquid latex and Spirit Gum, white face paint (which was out of stock in every store I went to), and finding a tailor at the last minute. And oh, I had to shave.

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The night before the big day I tried the bald cap on. It was a bit small for my head but I had absolutely no choice. I also made an attempt at creating a mold for my nose with some clay. The intent was to pour some liquid latex in it as part of creating Voldemort's infamous nose or lack thereof.

Saturday, October 17, 2015

LOOKBOOK | 14Oct2015: Suited down

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Last Wednesday was one of those days where I felt like dressing up -- well, just a wee bit. Like I've mentioned many times before on this blog, guys in suits are an uncommon sight where I work. I know, how sad.

So in those instances where I feel like putting on one, chances are I end up dressing it down, like this time when I paired a double-breasted pinstripe jacket with colored chinos and a plain pullover. There was also an instance where I decided to wear a full-on suit but simply wore a plain colored tee underneath the jacket. Yeah, a suit paired with a plain t-shirt -- and silver sneakers! Why not?

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

GADGETS | The Ausdom M05 Bluetooth over-ear headphones

A friend and former colleague recently gave me a Bluetooth headset to try, which I found weird because I'm no tech blogger. He was serious, though, so I gave it a shot. Besides, gadgets are part of our lifestyle and I thought I could come up with something from a lifestyle perspective. So here goes.

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The Ausdom M05.

The headset he gave me is the Ausdom M05. Ausdom what, you say? Don't worry, I've never heard of it before either. But everything's about to change pretty soon as the brand is steadily gaining ground in the market, buoyed by positive reviews and its very competitive pricing. It's still not officially available in the Philippines, though, but will be very soon.

Friday, October 9, 2015

LOOKBOOK | 08Oct2015: Camo corporate

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Last night I found myself in unfamiliar territory when I attended ISACA Manila's annual general membership meeting. ISACA is an international professional organization focused on IT governance, its membership comprised mainly of IT auditors, IT security guys, and other IT professionals. I don't really feel like I belong in such company, though. Every time I go to such events -- a rarity, I must say -- I feel out of place, keeping mostly to myself or to whoever colleague's with me. Never mind that I'm an IT auditor myself.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

THROWBACK THURSDAY | 08Oct2015: The cat in the bag and the Manila Bay sunset

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Save for the people in the background, there's three of us in the photo. Can you spot who's the third? This was taken in April of 2007 when we went on a sunset cruise along Manila Bay.

Sunsets at Manila Bay have long been regarded as one of the most beautiful. Given the right weather conditions, this is very true. A month ago I had the chance of driving along Roxas Boulevard but I found the baywalk quite dry, boring actually. I was reminded of the time when the seaside promenade was bustling with activity. With a number of establishments lined up then, it was once a happening place.

It was around this time when we boarded one of those ferries offering sunset cruises complete with food, drinks, and a live band for entertainment. I didn't know if pets were actually allowed on board or not but just the same I snuck in Kwittie Boy, who at the time was our only cat.

Sunday, October 4, 2015

LOOKBOOK | 03Oct2015: Come to the dark side

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Went malling with Kwittiegirl yesterday. I wore something comfy in anticipation of the hours to be spent standing and walking. Yes, malling can also be good cardio (Haha!). So joggers and sneakers were in order.

Friday, October 2, 2015

LOOKBOOK | 02Oct2015: Not quite like Friday

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Jeans are de facto Friday wear at the office and boots are not at all uncommon in my case either. But a long-sleeved shirt? I must have been in the mood.
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