Category Archives: Fashion and Lifestyle

RE-BLOGGED: Rags to Riches

FUNNY AND WITTY – kudos to the Soshal Network girls for this entry, certainly made my day.  LOL!

Check their blogsite dali!!!!

Now, there are other products which deserve to take the center stage…. like this.


Parati natin sinasabing “Hindi ako basahan na matapos mong gamitin ay basta-basta mo na lang itatapon.” #PinulotKaLangSaLupa

Pero paano kung basahan ka nga talaga? Makatarungan ba na isantabi ka na lang na tila wala kang halaga? Let’s give credit where credit is due.

This fashion post is a tribute to all basahans who helped us make our world a cleaner one.

1. Transform your basahan, colorful or not into a statement headpiece. Attach to a plain headband, and voila! Turns into a cloth fascinator.


2. They can even protect you! And clean the volleyball court at the same time! Just add wax!


3. Go shabby chic and put some spice to your traditional half-pony with an artful but laid-back basahan scrunchie/hair tie. 


4. The circular pattern is truly versatile and looks like a flower!


5. Keep your toes warm while wiping your bedroom floor!


6. Heading to colder climate? No problem! Just take two and put them over your ears. Brrrr!


7. A true conversation piece. Perfect for a night out if paired with some bling.


8. Doesn’t matter how simple your outfit is. Key is: ACCESSORIZE! ACCESSORIZE! And it keeps your food from messing up your get-up too.


9. Perfect for bikram/hot yoga, these make for comfortable yoga outfits. Namaste.


10. Go all out on the biggest day of your life! This sits comfortably on your head as a headpiece and holds your veil in place.


Mejo effort po ang post na ito. Katumbas ng effort na binibigay ng ating mga basahan sa araw araw.

Reblogged: 10 Healthy Habits for the New Year

1. Make your bed immediately upon waking up.

Sounds silly, or you may already do it. I believe it’s important to master things physically. That is make physical activity second nature. The little amount of exertion that it takes to make your bed can make it easier to get to an early morning workout. It’s sometimes difficult to simply get out of bed in the morning. The act of completing this small task immediately upon waking up instills a sense of accomplishment at the critical start point of your day. It’s a great way to get you into the right state of production.

2. Drink matcha tea.
The benefits of green tea have been proven and touted for a very long time. Matcha tea is the pumped-up version of bagged tea. Certain studies have shown matcha teahas more bio-available EGCGs than regular green tea. In addition, if you’re doing it right, you’ll use a whisk to prepare the tea and water combination. This act keeps you more present in the moment and allows you to focus on the purpose of being healthy, instead of dropping a bag in a cup and slamming the down the tea.

3. Lift heavy weights at least once a week.
It’s definitely important to make sure you get several workouts in a week, but just showing up won’t cut it. If you really want to be healthy you need to challenge yourself. Heavy is relative. Figure out what your one repetition max is. Then make sure at least once a week you do a workout that consists of the major lifts (squat, press, deadlift) and work around your max weights. If you want to maintain a healthy level of strength, bone density, and hormone levels you’ll need to challenge yourself with what you perceive to be heavy free weight lifting.

4. Eat or drink something with carbs and protein during long strength workouts.
Don’t do this for HIIT workouts or cardio-based workouts, and if you’re someone who can’t eat around workouts at all then this will be difficult. However, if you are lifting heavy and challenging yourself it will be beneficial to put some fuel into your system to avoid muscle waisting and keep your energy levels up. The more strenuous the workout the more taxing on your central nervous system. Stay balanced, have better recovery, and reach your goals faster with this little change.

5. Take video of exercises that are new to you, or exercises you are pushing to the next level.
This is especially important if you don’t have a trainer or coach to critique your form. As soon as you introduce the variable of something new or something difficult it’s more likely that your form will fail. It doesn’t take much to set your phone on the ground or a bench and point it in your direction while doing a set. Watch the video back and see where you’re going wrong. Plus, Instagram selfie… For motivation of course.

6. Start journaling.
When you’re grateful, there is no fear. There is no better way to stay focused when the going gets tough than to write down the things you’re thankful for. You can immediately gain perspective and realize how good you have it. This can relieve anxiety and make the difference between a successful healthy day and stressful one. Pick any three things that make you happy and write them down. It takes five minutes and the effects can last all day.

7. Schedule in meditation or quiet time.
If you can’t find 20 minutes to disconnect and breath in your day, its time to make some serious changes. Meditation can be intimidating. The simplest way to get into it is to get in a comfortable position and count your breaths. I like a five-second inhale, hold for three seconds, five-second exhale, pause for three seconds, and repeat.Meditation doesn’t have to be some mystical thing. If your mind starts to wander accept your thoughts and then move them along so you can get back to your breathing. If you aren’t ready for meditation then just sit quietly without your cell phone, computer, or talking, and relax. This might be the only way to learn to remain calm. Do it.

8. Drink your coffee black with coconut oil.
Sugar and milk make for a nasty calorie packed cup of joe, but black coffee with a healthy omega-3 fat like coconut oil promotes recovery from workouts, insulin sensitivity, and better levels of energy and endurance. The caffeine in coffee can help move the healthy fats into your system fast too. Try this in the afternoon when you’re feeling sluggish.

9. Take Epsom Salt baths.
You probably love drinking that green juice because you can feel your body reacting to the massive injection of magnesium into your system. Of course that’s great becausemagnesium is a precursor to testosterone and many of us are deficient in this essential mineral. Another way to get magnesium is too bath in it. Pour it directly into the warm water in your tub and hop in for 15-20 minutes. I started doing this after heavy intense workouts and I swear I sleep better those nights. Remember, better balanced hormones means better sleep and recovery.

10. Develop a sleep ritual and stick to it.
Doing the same thing every night before bed can help promote falling asleep and getting better quality sleep. I use an app called Brainwave that has a mixed audio output of ambient sounds like ocean waves and tones called brainwaves. The brainwave tones are supposed to induce different states such as deep sleep, dreamy sleep, relaxation, etc, etc. What I know for sure is that using it every night helps me fall asleep and get quality rest. Maybe you need complete silence or music. Either way try and keep your sleep time consistent so you can get healthy amounts of shut eye.Sleep is when we recover and reset. Without proper sleep you cannot reach your fitness goals, and you may even get sick.

Sleeping in public Sleeping in public

Some of these behaviors may already be part of your routine. If just one or two resonate with you, try to incorporate them with the rest of your healthy habits. Remember to not only embrace change, but also to keep the things that are working for you for the new year.

The Inspirations Behind 20 of the Most Well-Known Luxury Brand Logos • Highsnobiety

US Magazine Lists ‘Bwakaw’ as One of Best Undistributed Films in the World for 2012

A US-based arts and culture magazine has listed the Philippines’ official Oscar entry “Bwakaw” as one of this year’s “50 Best Undistributed Films of 2012” in a yearend survey of more than 120 film critics, journalists, film section editors, and past and present contributors worldwide.

Published by the Film Society of Lincoln Center, Film Comment magazine annually releases the most comprehensive review of the year in film. Joining the film byJun Robles Lana in the top five films that made appearances at film festivals or special screenings worldwide, but remain undistributed, are Joachim Lafosse’s “Our Children,” Song Fang’s “Memories Look at Me,” Alan Berliner’s “First Cousin Once Removed,” andYing Liang’s “When Night Falls.”

Last October, “Bwakaw” was the only Asian film to make it to the prestigious list of TIME magazine’s “10 Films to Watch” at the 50th New York Film Festival, one of the world’s oldest and most anticipated film festivals organized by the Film Society of Lincoln Center.

Following its selection to the 8th Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival’s Directors’ Showcase category, “Bwakaw” has made rounds in various foreign film festivals such as in New York, Toronto, Hawaii and Tokyo where it garnered rave reviews from international film critics.

The bid of the film starring legendary actor Eddie Garcia to become the first ever Filipino film to be nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the Academy Awards gets a strong boost as it continues to get a favorable standing in the leading Oscar prediction site

Meanwhile, the 83-year-old Garcia won Best Actor for his role in “Bwakaw” at the Asia Pacific Film Festival held in Macau last Saturday (December 15). His powerful portrayal of a grumpy, old, gay man who comes out late in life has been gaining international attention that fuels the movie’s hope to take home an Oscar. Several critics, including Joey Magidson of and Larry Rohter of The New York Times, have even echoed comparison of Garcia to veteran Hollywood actor Clint Eastwood.

– Starmometer

US Magazine Lists ‘Bwakaw’ as One of Best Undistributed Films in the World for 2012 : Starmometer.

Cosmo Bash! | Divine Lee

Cosmo Bash! | Divine Lee.

The Philippines’ beat-boxing Miss World contestant


Another Pinoy Pride moment baby!!!

Queenierich Rehman our representative for the Miss World competition sure knows how to drop a beat. This took place during the talent portion of the Miss World 2012 competition.

Miss Philippines strode out on stage and started to sing — but wait, the 23-year-old then proceded to bust out some serious beat-boxing (I can only make farting noise whenever I attempt to beat-box.)

Tagalog na ko from here, quota na ko sa English…

Ayaw pang paawat ni Queenierich at sinabayan pa ng “Yeah” ni Usher’and Cali Swag’s “Teach Me How to Dougie.” Pak na pak!
Wish ko lang pinush nya yung pag beat-box ng Luha ng Aegis or Ikendeng Mo ni Willie Revillame, pero carry na kasi international ang audience nya.

Obvious naman na impress ang mga emcee so inde nako magpapaligoy pa at di na kelangan si Zenaida Seva,

I declare Queenierich Rehman winner for best in talent. Mabuhay ka!

‘The Crew’ from UP Wins 2012 World Hip Hop Dance Championship : Starmometer

‘The Crew’ from UP Wins 2012 World Hip Hop Dance Championship : Starmometer.



1. Hull strawberries easily using a straw. 




2. Overhaul your linen cupboard – store bed linen sets inside one of their own pillowcases and there will be no more hunting through piles for a match.. 



3. My personal favorite – Pump up the volume by placing your iPhone / iPod in a bowl – the concave shape amplifies the music.. 



4. Re-use a wet-wipes container to store plastic bags.. 



5. Gotcha! Find tiny lost items like earrings by putting a stocking over the vacuum hose.. 



6. Another personal favorite – Bread tags make the perfect-sized cord labels.



7. Add this item to your beach bag. Baby powder gets sand off your skin easily – who knew?.. 





V Neck 101

A Good V hits well below your Adam’s apple and well above that strapping chest of yours.