Archives for November 2010

The Fort Santiago Gate

The main entrance of Fort Santiago , towering 40 feet (12 meters) high.

Fort Santiago (Fuerza de Santiago) is a 16th century military defense structure, stands witness to the valor and heroism of the Filipino through the centuries and is best known for the imprisonment of Dr. Jose Rizal. It is part of the structures of the walled city of Intramuros, in Manila, Philippines.

The first fort was made out of log structures and earth. Most of it was destroyed in the Spanish-Chinese War of (1574-1575). In 1589 the fort was constructed by hard stone and finished in 1592. It became the main fort for travels and spice trade to the Americas and Europe for 333 years.

My entry for Skywatch Friday.

Source: Wikipedia
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I Love Bracelets and Footwear

I love bracelets. It is the only thing I am eyeing on accessories section. Oh no, not the gold with precious stones, but the beaded ones. I love beads and I even tried to make my own beaded bracelets but I am not very good with it so I just buy whenever I see one that I like. I do not have tons of it but I have enough to match my tops.

At the apparel section? Hmmm…The last time I bought apparel was last month, a top and jeans. I do not buy clothes often though. I feel like it is “sayang” because I do not go out much so those tops that I bought years back still look new.

I have this fondness for footwear. I think all women are. Yes, you can see me mostly on shoes section fitting mules, slippers, etc. But I only buy those that I fell in love at first sight. And because it was our business, I have more than a few pairs that are mostly open-toes and sling-backs.

Care to share yours?

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An All Year Round Eye Protection

I am looking for fab sunglasses. No, I am not out of my mind. I know that it is snowing in other parts of the world and that summer is way off yet, but sunglasses are just as important in the rest of the year as they are during warmer months. The UV rays of the sun are not hiding on chilly days; they are strong all year round. Besides, clearance sales are everywhere before the year ends so this is the best time to buy sunglasses. I can buy designer sunglasses on a cheaper price for sure. The last time I bought my sunglasses was 3 years ago, if I am not mistaken and it was not a signature one. Now, it is time to buy a fab one that will not only protect my eyes all year round but  will add an element of mystery to my looks as well.

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Toys for Christmas

When I asked RJ what she wants for Christmas, she promptly said Ken, Barbie’s friend. Toy again?! She is big girl now but still she is so amazed with toys. Well, I cannot blame her because toys are so much fun and as I look at the marvels of the world today, I can say that children are very lucky with all those gadgets to kill their boredom and amazing toys to play with.

Now I know what to give my god children on Christmas, toys, toys and toys. So what are the 2010 Christmas toys? For sure there are news toys out in the market again but what I want are those with fantastic and superb features that will capture the child’s wild imagination. Educational toys are top of my list too. I think I really need to do my shopping this weekend or else I would be on a Christmas rush.

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Excited to Wear a Fancy Dress

As the holiday season is approaching, my December schedule becomes hectic. In fact my December 11 is fully booked; paternal side reunion in the morning until lunch and bloggers party in the afternoon.

Christmas season is one of the busiest seasons of the year because of the shopping, gathering and parties. And oh I remember I should look for a Christmas fancy dress this weekend. I am excited to wear a fancy dress again. It is my most awaited because I can dress up on any style I want and fulfill my dream character without being criticized. So what do you think is the good costume for me this year? How about a sexy Santa?

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