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Saturday, November 28, 2009

trashy and trendy?

Like me, some of you are probably wondering how some clothes with mismatching colors and styles that your normal mind couldn't understand land in fashion magazines and get to be shown in fashion shows. Why? Are there no more rules in fashion? Is uniqueness and being outlandish the "in" thing now? I really wonder about this a lot because while watching one of these fashion shows in the country, I get to see clothes that no one in his or her right mind would wear anywhere anytime. Honestly, if you were to ask those models wearing those trashy-looking outfit to wear those clothes in real time in the real world, I think they would rather go around without anything on than be caught donning one of those. So for me and my conservative fashion views, wearability is a prime.

Friday, November 27, 2009

7-year-old kid wants a scooter for X'mas...

Well, it's the time of the year when we get to start thinking about gifts--what to give who. This can be a huge problem sometimes that we often end up buying something that the recipient won't be able to use nor appreciate in the very least. So one day we brought the kid in the house to the mall and made her choose what she wants. Sure enough, she found it---a scooter worth two thousand bucks. Not wanting to let her down we promised to buy her that for X'mas. So there. One problem partly solved until it is purchased. Hmmm....we'll see...

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Robinson's opens in Dumaguete City

Call it timely, but the most-awaited opening of Robinson's in Dumaguete, happened two days before the city fiesta. Oh, you should have been there since the real mall opened on November 23 where everybody didn't mind the long queue just to be able to get inside. And no, this is not just because of the novelty but because the new shopping center has everything that everyone is looking for. It is a convenient place to shop while at the same time get to hang out there and meet your friends too. Nice, nice place. I think the other department stores in the city will have to seriously do something to make people still go to their establishments. Robinson's will surely capture all the Dumaguete shoppers' attention not only for now but for as long as it stands there. Hmmmm......Dumaguete is indeed growing.

Monday, November 23, 2009

the sounds of fiesta..

What telltale signs do you see or hear that a particular town is celebrating its "fiesta"? Well, you see colorful bantings everywhere, the streets and stores are suddenly busy, vendors and peddlers selling assorted goods are out in the streets either shouting or blowing horns to attract your attention, and on the day before the fiesta, the neighborhood becomes noisy because of pigs squealing as they are prepared to become the main dishes of the occasion. LIke now, as I am typing this, the whole neighborhood is busy and noisy with all the squealing and squeaking going on as pigs of all breeds, shapes, and sizes breathe their last. That is fiesta in the Philippines.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Quieres Bailar!

Quieres Bailar is happening soon in the city of gentle people, Dumaguete City. What is Quieres Bailar! all about? Definitely set on Dec. 17, 2009, Quieres Bailar! is a dinner-ballroom party for ballroom enthusiasts and for those who only want to have some fun meeting people. Quieres Bailar will be held at the El Camino Blanco. Around 20 dance instructors will be around to dance with everyone. Dinner starts at 7:30 and the dancing part starts at 9 or so. The dinner-ballroom party is sponsored by At Random, Negros Oriental's weekly talk and TV magazine in cooperation with HAT'z Productions and Events, a new events and productions company owned and managed by Honey Amigo Teves, sister of Samantha Amigo Laurel. Don't miss to attend this great opportunity to have some good fun.

Friday, November 13, 2009

a child's b'day party turned into chaos?

A kid's birthday party should be fun, entertaining, and memorable not only for the celebrant but also for the guests as well. However, much too often, kids' parties almost always turn chaotic because one, you're dealing with kids and you know how kids are. So it is important to have a program that will not cause inconvenience to the adult guests without removing the fun from the kid guests. What some do is have separate preparations for the kids and the adults but on the same day but at different time skeds. In the invite card, it states what time the party for kids starts and when it ends. Usually the party for adults starts as soon as the party for kids ends. This kind of set-up isn't perfect since it extends the party longer than necessary and thus create more chaos than needed. Just picture this scenario: Kids eating their own food with their parents or yayas by their side. When it is time for the parents to eat, the kids are still by their side and they could not help feeding their children with "real" food as they are also eating. I mean, why have separate times for eating? You can have separate tables for kids and adults, the kids getting their food first while assisted by an adult, and as they are eating, the adults can also start getting their own food so they can at least eat along with their children. This way the party will end without much ado. When you separate the parties, one doesn't know whether the party has already ended or has just started. That spells chaos. And as I have always been saying, the secret to keeping the attention of everyone intact is a good host.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

So sweet for a 7-year-old...

Dew Geisha, the 7-year-old kid in the house, asked if she could have dinner early yesterday, so I let her. A few feet away from my office is a fastfood where she had dinner by herself. What amazed me was what she did after eating. She must have observed my practice of taking home whatever left-over food we have, so even without my telling her, she came back with a doggie bag containing her left-over food. This girl does not speak Bisaya and the thought that she had to go up to the counter to ask for plastic in which she could place her left-over food is just sweet.