Posts tagged ‘Philippines’

February 8, 2012

S M A S H

Today, I was extra happy ๐Ÿ™‚
I finally finished downloading America’s new tv series, SMASH.
I was actually one of the few people who waited until it was aired in live telly. I mean, we don’t have NBC here in the Philippines it’s not like a I have a choice. I found out about the show because of @MsLeaSalonga‘s and @FrancoMabanta‘s tweets. Apparently, the two have seen the show’s screening weeks before the it officially started (Feb. 6, 2012).

Anyway, it was totally worth the wait. I actually refused to read anything about SMASH before it aired because I didn’t want anyone else’s opinion affecting mine. I love Katharine McPhee. Always have. My niece sings “Connected” everyday from Barbie and the opening song of SMASH’s pilot ep was “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.” I used to play that on the piano for my Tatay (my grandfather) when he was still alive :’)

My thoughts about the show?
It was a total win. Finally I’d get to rest from hearing Rachel Berry’s voice. Not that I hate Glee. I love Glee. Rachel just annoys me.

โ€œIf there were glee there would be no Smash. They paved the way for us. They made music in primetime successful, But we are a different show. We are a drama, and a bit more grown up.โ€
โ€”ย Debra Messing on E! News

I’m just glad there’s another musical series .

I was so psyched to see a show about Broadway, shot in New York, and cast with stage actors like Brian Dโ€™Arcy James, Megan Hilty and Christian Borle, alongside famous tv favorite, Debra Messing (damn I’ve missed her! She’s really good) and of course Katharine McPhee! I didn’t expect her acting to be really good. It was even better than the movies I’ve seen her in it.

So far, SMASH has got me hooked (despite its discussed flaws) and I’m really sticking around. I freakin love the songs which some are original, the whole production, and the drama. In fact, this is the first time that I love the archenemy. I can’t seem to decide which side to take.

Smash is bringing out the love for musical theater I never knew I had.

And because I love the show, I’m leaving you with my favorite song from the pilot ep ๐Ÿ˜‰

By the way,

if youโ€™re not already watching Smash,
you need to be!

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October 9, 2011

October joys

In our family, October’s prolly the busiest month since we have so many relatives celebrating their birthdays. My mom’s included.
Last Oct. 4, it was my cousin Danrae’s birthday who lives now in Chicago. Followed by my mom’s birthday, Oct. 6 which she celebrated here in Cebu with us. By celebration I mean family, home-cooked meals, & stories to tell.

 

Just us, family and closest friends with delish food and mama’s specialties. This panacotta is one of it ๐Ÿ˜€

October 7 was my uncle’s birthday who’s in Mindanao. Moving on, yesterday, October 8, was my cousin Kathleen’s birthday ๐Ÿ™‚

 

July 3, 2011

Tuck it IN

I was watching a local talkshow ย here in the Philippines which is Gandang Gabi Vice and this celebrity, Toni Gonzaga was wearing a polo shirt tucked in shorts. What I noticed is that it was only tucked in front and the back part of the polo was flowing. It was kind of nice.. Actually really looked good! But I kept thinking that it only looked good because:
a) Toni has a really nice bod
b) the fact that she’s a celebrity, even if she wears street clothes it’ll still look good on her.

So I pushed the idea of trying it. Then one morning came and I watched another talkshow, KrisTV and the actress Angel Locsin did the same thing on her polo the way Toni did.

and last night, I got inspired because I was browsing zara.com and found these..

Cute isn’t it? I’ve come to conclude that Shalom Harlow is right.

You don’t learn style from watching people on a runway. Fashion happens every morning when you wake up.

it is ALWAYS the way you carry yourself ๐Ÿ˜‰
So go strut your stuff and try this new (or not) trend.

Bisous,

N

April 9, 2011

Finding the perfect shoes & conquering the world

Hi guys. Actually, I’m doing this post for the second time because my lappy shut down and my draft wasn’t saved. FML. It was almost done!!!! :/

Okay. Inhale, Exhale.

Being such an internet buff (wifi at home and unlimited service data plan on my phone), I admit that I’m active to all social sites I’ve signed up to.
Take Twitter for instance. I get updates on my favorite celebrities, musicians, flimmakers, models, bloggers, etc through it.

One night, I read a tweet from Laureen Uy, one of my favorite local fashion bloggers about an update on her blog. The title was so interesting I had to open the link. It’s called Bold Indulgence. I wasn’t even half-way reading it when I can’t contain myself from too much excitement. Apparently, the aforementioned title was the name of What A Girl Wants collection for this month.

WAGW is a local shop that sells uber cool stuff. They have branches all over the Philippines but unfortunately, not every branch have all the items the main branch has which is in Manila. Thank God for internet, online shopping, and making shipment possible.

Among the hundreds (or so it seemed) photos on the BI album, this was the ONLY pic that caught my eye. Remember when I said eons ago that I have this obsession on multi strapped sandals? I know this is no Jeffrey Campbell but this could suffice my shoe thirst ๐Ÿ™‚ I immediately checked my savings and didn’t have second thoughts signing the order form.


After a 2 days, I already received the package. It’s so purty I’m in love with it ๐Ÿ˜€

I got it this afternoon since my cousins and I went out for malling (even if we’re all broke HAHA)

Wore this today BTW. Since it’s summer, no excuses! time to bare more skin ๐Ÿ˜‰
If you guys have lookbook.nu accounts, hypes and comments are highly appreciated ๐Ÿ˜€
You can view my profile here.

Bon Nuit! :*

April 3, 2011

Up Up Here We Go!

Hi guys! Happy Sunday! Let’s keep up the good vibesssss arayt.
This post is especially made for all of you and I hope you read it until the end.
This is in favor ofย  my closest friends in UP Diliman and I am absolutely honored having been asked to share this with you.

Since it’s summer, and the sun is scorching, we tend to dress up with a blah coz of the usual plain tank tops and shorts (for the girls & even boys!).
Why don’t we start by looking good (or better!) in April with tees that are in best quality and at the same time look fashionable with unique prints? ๐Ÿ™‚
The following photos are ANALOG SOUL shirts which you can get for 460php.
Regular price is actually 575php so the aforementioned price above is already discounted.
Now start scrolling your mouse na to choose among these 9 amazing designs and buy yourself awesome tees! Plus, you can also get this for your parents, boyfies, or best girl and guy friends, even your brothers and sisters since these are made for both genders.

 

Frakkiiiiiin noooooyce right? If you guys want to order you can just place a comment on this post and tell me where can I reach you. For thos who have twitter, my username is NicaUbas. You can also pm me on my facebook account, Nica Cabanlit Ubas. I hope you guys can make up your mind soon ๐Ÿ˜‰

Wait! it doesn’t stop there. I’m calling out all my friends in Manila, everyone’s who’s anyone in Manila right now.
You are all invited to the EFFIN’ HOT Even Hell Freezes Over event
brought to you by the UP Alpha Phi Omega Sorority
Friday, April 29 at 8:00pm – April 30 at 3:00am

Technowave Celebrity Bar, Il Terrazzo Mall, Tomas Morato
305 Tomas Morato Ave. cor. Scout Madriรฑan St., Brgy. South Triangle
Quezon City, Metro Manila. (Beside Belo Clinic)

Free- Flowing Drinks!
Free-Flowing Hotness!

Tickets @ Php180 (Pre-selling); Php220 (Door Price)

For ticket inquiries, text Max(09261701970)

 

I know some of the people behind thisย  and I’m
sure by the looks of it, it’s gonna be one heck of a party.
Don’t miss it! It’s open for everyone in Manila.

Gotta bounce now. Thanks for dropping by and reading this up to the end.
ONE LOVE.