Why I love Roland Orzabal

“In college almost everyone had a crush on Curt Smith,” said Dinna Vasquez, as we talked about Tears For Fears over the phone. “But the cool girls, they liked Roland Orzabal.”
That would be me, hehe.

Lots of ’80s bands defined our generation: Duran Duran, Depeche Mode, The Lotus Eaters, Spandau Ballet, Thompson Twins, The Cure, New Order. But surely, one of the most significant and universally binding would be Tears For Fears—a.k.a. Curt Smith and Roland Orzabal—whose unique sound brings us back to an ’80s time warp, complete with all the angst and emotions of our growing up years.

Tears for Fears

I love the ’80s so much I still dress like it. You could not impress me with your Adeles and Lady Gagas.
I feel privileged to have lived and experienced an era where music and fashion are often copied but never equaled.
Tears for Fears captured our imagination with their hairstyles, the fashion, the music and the dance moves.
Curt Smith (who looks like a spawn of Albert and Liezl Martinez) had the curly bangs and braided tails.

Curt Smith

Roland Orzabal, of Spanish-Basque descent, had the puffy lips, the drooping eyes, and prominent teeth.

Roland Orzabal

Never mind that my friend Jude says Roland looks like Jon Cryer

Roland Orzabal and Jon Cryer

I am dying as I write this when I think about the high-waist pants and the double belt

Tears for Fears

The fact that he can make espadrilles look cool

Tears for Fears

His dummy and the Beatles moptop

Roland Orzabal

and most of all his intense Mad World dance.

That’s why I prefer him to Curt Smith. I am a sucker for the dance moves. Plus @curtsmith is a snubero on Twitter.
I am dying just thinking about it. More on the Tears For Fears concert later, while I get a hold of myself.

Winners: Tattoo lifestyle sticks and more

After 1,940 entries to last week’s promo, five winners chosen via electronic lottery.
They will each get a package just like this:

Giveaway 2012

Inside are random swag from Goody, Burlington, Freeway, and a Globe Tattoo Lifestyle stick.


They will also get a Belle du Jour campus planner

Giveaway 2012

And the winners are:
Maria Catrina Zosa of San Mateo, Rizal
Carina Samaniego of Quezon City
Kelvin Tan of Quezon City
Astra Alegre of Quezon City
and Rhaikalyn Hadjinoor of Parañaque

I’ll be contacting each one how they’ll receive their prizes.
Watch out for my next giveaway :)

Save the date: Puma and Gift Gate sale this August

This week, from August 14-17, 2012, PUMA goes on sale at the Philippine Stock Exchange Auditorium in Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong City.

sale posters

Then on August 25, 2012, GIFT GATE goes on its first ever big sale at the NBC Tent, Bonifacio Global City from 10 AM-10 PM.
Enjoy discounts of up to 80% on plush toys, pillows, stationery, shoes, bags, apparel, infant wear, accessories and more.
Entrance fee is Php 20, but Sanrio Fan Club members and Banco de Oro cardholders get in + one friend for free.
For details, like them on Facebook or follow @ilovegiftgate.


Just One Summer opens August 15th!

One of today’s hottest love teams—Julie Ann San Jose and Elmo Magalona—mark their first big screen team-up via GMA Films’ Just One Summer.
Elmo Magalona plays Daniel “Nyel” Cuaresma Jr., a rich boy who dreams of becoming a doctor, while Julie Ann San Jose plays Beto, a young lass who finds honest ways to finance her college education.

JOS official July 26

As Nyel prepares his requirements for a college education abroad, he finds out he needs parental consent from his estranged father, Dan (Joel Torre), who left his family to take care of his farm.
Dan will only sign the papers if Nyel agrees to spends his last summer vacation in the province—leaving Nyel with no choice.

Elmo Magalona

Meanwhile, Beto doesn’t know how to tell her dad Berting (Boboy Garovillo) that she didn’t get the scholarship he was expecting. To save money for her tuition, Beto looks for a job in a nearby farm owned by Dan.
To her surprise, Dan assigns her to look after his son Nyel, who happens to be her childhood crush.

Julie San Jose

Just One Summer also stars Alice Dixson as Irene Lune-Cuaresma, Cherry Pie Picache as Julie, and Gloria Romero as Lola Meding.
Completing the cast are Arkin Magalona, Sheena Halili, Lexi Fernandez, Sef Cadayona, Steven Silva, Diva Montelaba, Benedict Campos, Ken Chan, Joana Marie Tan, Diva Montelaba, Ana Feleo, Mon Confiado, Mega Unciano, Maey Bautista and Betong Sumaya.
Feel the love this August 15, 2012 as Just One Summer premieres in more than 100 theaters nationwide.

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