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I don’t really consider myself a fashionista. In fact the closest I’d get to being one is when you see me browsing some fashion magazines or watching makeover shows on Velvet or Lifestyle channels… You can say I’m not the type to want to be first in sporting the latest trend since I’m already comfy in my jeans and shirt and basic footwear.

So… when I received an invite for Fitness.Fashion, at the Waterfront Hotel (Lahug), I was confused. Hahaha. What do I wear to such an event??? The dress code said: “Wear something chic”. Right… What’s chic these days? That’s very ambiguous.

After deciding on a top I already had and a good pair of jeans (yep, dark skinny denims) and stilletos, off I went with my friend Dahlia.

The show was a mixture of collections from several designers, the likes of Joey Samson, Louis Claparols, Tonichi Nocom, Protacio Empaces, Jun Escario, Rajo Laurel, Philip Rodriquez, Vic Barba, Rhett Eala, Arcy Gayatin, Randy Ortiz, Cary Santiago, James Reyes, Lord Maturan, and Edwin Ao (list of designers lifted from

There were really nice clothes on the ramp but Dahlia and I, along with our other lady-companions on the “green section” were aww-ing and ahh-ing at the buff and lovely (male and female and Cebu celebrity) models more than the collection. Hihihi.

So much for fashion watching. It was a new experience for me and taught me a bit about style (which needs to be put to practice I suppose). I hope I don’t see myself in pictures with a blacked out face and labelled “what not to wear to a fashion event” or “caught by fashion police”. 😉

fashion show

We’ve been frequenting the Terraces for the past few days until the last weekend. It’s a nice venue to take my Manila-based parents to. They’re impressed that there’s something like Greenbelt or Glorietta in my Cebu home-base. Hehe… For city-dwellers like them, malling is a staple activity. Yep, I should know. 😛

Yellow Cab
Here we are, enjoying Yellow Cab pizza and calzone a few hours after a filling lunch at Big Mao (both at Terraces)

The past weeks have been busy for me at the homefront with my youngest and me getting sick one after the other, like a tag-team of sorts. Then to add to that, we also had major movements and changes at work. Think, paperwork and tighter coordination among all groups.

To cut the chase, I’m posting pics of other events that happened in between. So this is part 1:

Mama Sol's birthday
We got invited to Mama Sol’s (aunt’s) dinner party at the Marco Polo where we were served a fusion of Japanese, Italian, Chinese and native food. Yummm! However, the al fresco dinner was mildly rained on and prompted most of the guests to wear the table napkins on their heads ala “hat” party. Wehehe… I guess that was what caused me to get sick for a week. 😛

Mama Sol's birthday
When the mild drizzle stopped, the dances began. One of the dance numbers was from a belly-dancer, to the men’s delight. As the music commenced, I threw side-glances at my teenage boys who seemed to enjoy the serpentine moves of the curvaceous dancer. Ah boys… My Papa Lalo (uncle) was regretful of the fact that he left his eyeglasses home! Haha! That was amusing and definitely good news for my Mama Sol!

Mama Sol's birthday
Since it was a Tuesday, with work the following day (my sons were on school break), we left at about 930pm. That was when most of my uncle and aunt’s contemporaries started boogie-ing and chacha-ing the night away…

Kung ikaw ay nakarating na sa Manila Ocean Park, kapansin-pansin ang lugar na kung saan nakapuwesto ang mga kwadradong upuan na ito na gawa sa plastic. Madilim dito at ang nagbibigay ng bahagyang liwanag ay ang mga upuan na merong ilaw sa loob. Ang maganda, nagpapalit-palit pa ng kulay ang ilaw ng bawat isa. 🙂

Ayan, nagkaroon ako ng lahok para sa linggong ito. Teka, tingnan naman natin ang ibang klaseng liwanag na ibinahagi ng mga ka-litratista sa Litratong Pinoy?

Manila Ocean Park


I'm 1/5th of a party of 5 based in Cebu. I've been married to my best friend for 16 years and we dote on our 3 sons aged 15, 12, and 4.5 years old. I work in an IT company (for 3 years now) and work allows me to blog, twit, post pics, and try new tech stuff in the internet. If you happen to visit, feel free to look around. :) Or you can find me on blogspot too:

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