Lately, I'm fascinated by wooden designs... Let's take a look at what's inside Neiman Marcus

Briefcase by Takumi Shimamura - US $265.00


Magazine Racks


Lead Clocks from Unica Home - US $176.00

The Favella Chair - US$3,200.00

My top choices are the: 1. the Rug, 2. the Briefcase, and lastly, 3. the Clock

How about you guys? Like 'em???

Wine and Dine

Haven't updated in a while... 'been pre-occupied lately with get-togethers and catching up with dear friends. Here's one night at Galileo's, where we had Cabernet, and, "oh so good cheeses" and cold cuts...

Of course I wouldn't leave the place without trying out the Italian Carbs... So, I ordered their Pancetta Penne Pasta with Mushrooms

They're all good... I love Galileo... The architecture is sooo Roma, Italia... They have several "salas" inside, where we sit comfortably surrounded by racks and racks of wine... I promise, I'm coming back...

The next day, me and my Beloved Sis, Ms Ms went to Glorietta, (Makati City) and had lunch at Oliver's.... She was craving for a good sandwich, and I, again, a real carb monster, wanted to have pasta, so we ordered these:

I had the White Wine Scampi Pasta (yummmy) and Raspberry Iced Tea, and Ms Ms had Ham and Cheese Sandwich and Baked Potato with Roast Beef... and Raspberry Iced Tea as well... The meal was, ummmm, satisfying... Though a bit expensive for "fastfood"...

Ohhh these posts make me real hungry...

Hey, heard about the new Nokia N Series line???The N73, which I believe is the coolest, has 3.2 Megapixel Camera with Carl Zeiss Optics, and you can watch the videos on a 2.4" screen. What's really cool is, this N Series has tied up with the world's best photo sharing community - flickr . After taking pictures from your N73, you can seamlessly upload your pix to your flickr account, no downloads, no installations, no hassle!!! So that means, wherever you are, your flickr account will always be updated eventhough you dont have your laptop with you or internet is not accessible. Ain't that cool???

But, unfortunately, right now, I'm still happy with my MotoRazr v3x... Maybe in a few months...


Cerealicious! Cereal Lovers' Haven!

I was invited at the opening of "Cerealicious". But uh-oh, problem!!! I don't drink milk!!! I never liked the taste of milk, so when I got the invitation, I was kinda hesitant 'coz, I can't even stand the smell of milk, seeing white, milky liquid on my food irritates me...

The place is in Sherwood Place, right in front of De La Salle University, along Taft Avenue. The atmosphere is cozy, spacious, colorful, inviting, fr
iendly. Parking is no problem.

Their Menu is sooo cute... Got the names of the cereals from blockbuster movies...

Names like: Jelly Maguire, Jumango, Mona Kissa Smile, Banana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Froot Loose, The Gummie Returns, Nerd of The Rings, Apple-O-13, The Ma-Trix, Harry Butter, Charlie and The Chocnut Factory, and many, many more!!!

I asked my cousin (LSS,part-owner), what he could suggest to non-milk drinkers like me, my sister, and my brother... So he suggested these three:

1. Oreo and Juliet - Corn flakes, Oreo, Wafer Sticks, Chocolate Syrup, Vanilla Ice Cream (upper left)

2. Nutting Hill - Koko Krunch, Choco Kisses, Nuts, Marshmallows, Vanilla Ice Cream (Top)

3. Cashewblanca - Cocoa Frosties, Brownies, Cashews, Vanilla Ice Cream, Chocolate Syrup (bottom)

I had the Nutting Hill... My gosh, it was huge!!! and Overflowing!!! At Php 80.00?

I carefully examined my Nutting Hill, realized that it would be embarassing if I don't eat, so I tasted it... It was surprising 'coz I never tasted the milk... The chocolate syrup blended well with the "homemade-osterized" milk they are using, and my cereal tasted like chocolate shake filled with Koko Krunch, Nuts, and Kisses... It was heavenly!!!! All of us enjoyed our treats for the night...

I'd like to thank my cousin (Lester) for introducing me to the world of cereals... I know it's one way of eating healthy... For years, I've been trying to eat food as such, but it had always been a frustration... Since I always did the preparation myself, I always end up eating fried cholesterol instead!!! Muwahahahaha!!!


Fall Colors: Gold, Gray, Black, White, Brown, & Red

I see a lot of gold chain nowadays... I think it is a subtle way to dress up a very casual outfit. And I believe that if you do have gold necklaces stored in your jewelry box during the 80's, you better grab them now, have them cleaned, or re-polished, and wear them! Make them do their job to be worthy of what you paid for them 10 or 20 years ago!!!! Actually, I feel bad 'coz I used to have a long, gold (not real gold,around 10 carats or so) necklace with a big heart locket and I remember giving it to charity-not a formal charity per se, I just gave it to someone who I thought might sell it, or something like the "Salvation Army", yeah, something like that... Anyway, at least i've learned my lesson... Even though they are just plain accessories, I should not throw them away 'coz they keep coming back... Neiman Marcus just posted some jewelries and accessories and they make me drool... ugggh....

These are the Golds...
Stephen Dweck
Jose and Maria Barrera
Stephen Dweck
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Stephen DweckKendra Scott
I like the design of Kendra Scott, it has Scarlet Stones mixed with Gold... Those red stones would really make you stand out without trying too hard...

Let's go check out some outfit trends: ( Grays, Whites, & Blacks )

And, some Patents: (Reds)

And, some make up: ( Browns )

I guess the colors of the season went back to basics... And they're all easy to pair with, accentuate, and play with...

Let's all have a nice weekend and go grab some of these goodies...

Photo Credits: Neiman Marcus, Sephora, Style



I know I may give you a slight impression that I’m such a “Know It All” girl… What do I know about Etiquettes? Oh well, I admit I’m not perfect when it comes to good manners and right conduct… But I am not insensitive either! I consider other’s feelings when dealing with them whether it concerns business, dining, emailing, or just plain, talking to a friend I have been insulted, embarrassed and humiliated a lot of times because some people are ignorant of what we call “everyday etiquette”. Or maybe they just don’t know when, where, what, and how to say what they wanted to tell me…

I've done a little research on Etiquette and somehow, it helped me. I bet you guys already know these, but still, there are people who need to know what to do or how to act "mannered" in some situations.

Technology Etiquette: (Netiquette)

1. Always Respond

Junk mail and forwards are one thing, but you should always respond to a real message, whether it's to invite you to a meeting or a hello from an old friend.

2. What's the Story?

Don't keep your readers in suspense, use the Subject line to alert the receiver to the subject matter of your message. You're likely to get a faster response.

3. Addresses

When sending out an e-mail to a long list of recipients, consider using an address book function that doesn't list all recipients in the "to" header. Having to scroll past a long list of addresses to get to the message itself is annoying to many. Plus, many people may not like having their e-mail address displayed to others.

4. Watch Your Language

While our e-mail culture is full of its own shorthand, it's best to always reread your messages before sending to make sure there are no grammatical or spelling errors in your message.

6. Know Your Role

If you're sending out e-mail that is religious, political or pornographic, be sure to know that your intended recipient wants to receive it. In many business settings, transferring pornographic materials via e-mail is grounds for dismissal.

7. Keep it Professional

At work, keep all personal information out of e-mail. This isn't the venue for dissing coworkers or spilling the beans about your weekend adventures with the copier man.

8. Keep It Brief

When you receive a very informative, funny, or interesting email, and you might want to forward this to others, make sure to delete the first paragraph that contains all the long list of recipients from the original sender, so that your recipient will be directed to what you want them read.

9. Be Economical

When sending fax, make sure to keep it short, brief, and economical. Many are still using rolled fax papers and they sure spend a dime in refilling them. Cut down the "clear part" of the document to be faxed so that the person receiving it shall not waste a lot of fax paper.


1. Wipe up your sweat, please! This includes mats and machines. Keep a towel with you at all times. No one wants to sit or lie in someone else’s sweat.

2. Don’t hog the weight machines. When others want to use them, agree to rotate your sets.

3. Do reset the weight machines back to a low setting. Otherwise, the next person may have to spend resetting them—or worse—could injure themselves by trying to lift a weight that’s too heavy.

4. Do limit your time on the treadmill or other cardio machines to 20-30 minutes, especially when you see others waiting for a turn.

5. Don’t flirt. If you’re into flirting, and you find a receptive party, flirt only when you won’t be disturbing others around you. If you try to strike up a conversation with someone you find attractive and he or she gives you the brush off (no matter how politely), drop your overture then and there.

6. Don't stare. Staring makes people very uncomfortable and most people want to work out unnoticed.

7. Do obey the fitness center’s rules. These may include wearing correct workout shoes, not using cell phones, and signing in at the front desk.

8. Do think about how you smell! Arrive clean, remember to apply deodorant, and lay off the perfume and cologne (the aromas get stronger as you work up a sweat).

9. Be careful using sprays in the locker room. Out of concern for members with asthma or allergies, limit the use of perfumes, hairsprays, and other spray products to a minimum.

10. Don't be late for personal training sessions and group fitness classes.

11. Do your part to keep the gym and locker room clean.

Everyday Etiquette

1. Say Please and Thank You – no explanations needed.

2. RSVP – reply promptly, within a day or two of receiving an invitation.

3. Is that your final answer? Changing a ‘yes’ to a ‘no’ is only acceptable on account of: illness or injury, a death in the family or an unavoidable professional or business conflict. Call your hosts immediately. Canceling because you have a “better” offer is a sure fire way to get dropped from ALL the guest lists. Being a “no show” is unacceptable. Changing a ‘no’ to a ‘yes’ is OK only if it will not upset the hosts’ arrangements.

4. Gift Recycling – admit it, we’re all guilty. The good thing is, it’s allowed. The bad side is, it has limitations: a. Never, ever recycle an item that has a name written on it! (again, it happened to me!) b. Make sure you list down all the names of the givers and their gifts you want to recycle, so you won’t have any chance you might give it back to her! 3. Make sure that the person receiving your recycled gift will be delighted to receive it, that she may be able to use it rather than recycle it again. It might end up going back to the original giver!

5. When you see a long lost friend – don’t say things like, you lost weight! You look like you’ve gained a lot of weight!, Or even worse, whatever happened to your face, or your hair? Don’t say things that involve the other party’s physical looks. If you have nothing better to say, then don’t talk! Some things are better left unsaid…

6. When you are invited to a dinner, never, ever tell the host to serve the food right away, even if you are dying of hunger. The host should know when to start. That is why she’s hosting. She has to prepare starters and appetizers so the early birds can munch a little while waiting for other guests to arrive.

And lastly,

7. If you are hosting a party, make sure to know all the “how tos” before you engage yourself in being the hostess. Mind you, it’s not easy at all. You have to be sensitive. You have to know the needs and the wants of your guests without them telling you.

I know there are a lot of things we all need to learn about etiquettes… These are just a few things which I think are very important nowadays. Especially when we are unaware that we are already humiliating others…