Airport dreams

Funny how everyone except the government, it seems, dreams of improving our airport. Everyone from Team Manila to Kenneth Cobonpue, Budji Layug and Royal Pineda have all offered their services for free to do something about it.
The following video comes from Kenneth Cobonpue’s Facebook—a pro-bono proposal from Layug, Pineda and Cobonpue in cooperation with the National Competitiveness Council of the Philippines.

“It’s time someone did something about the worst airport in the world. We made this design because we believe that no matter how beautiful our country is, our airports give the first and last impressions. The plan is relatively inexpensive and simple to adapt, and involves renovating the interiors to allow faster flow of travelers between security, immigration and departure. The first step has been done. Lets hope our government moves on this proposal quickly.”

Change for good

Today we found out that SM Hypermart doesn’t only use paper bags and recycle boxes for groceries on Wednesdays—they do this everyday now, according to a Pasig ordinance.


Yes, I was shocked because in other supermarkets (Unimart, for instance) they sell their cardboard boxes instead of just recycling them.


S&R Price Club used to have all these boxes available for groceries; now they are hard to find.
So hurray, SM!

Feeling Christmas

Filipinos love giving food gifts during the holidays. Most of the time they give food they personally love, hoping the recipient will love them too. But while most food gifts come from people’s home-based businesses, we forget that some great companies also offer Christmas treats that won’t go to waste.
Take for example Häagen-Dazs Christmas cakes, made of super premium ice cream.
Although Häagen-Dazs has a good selection of ice cream cakes to choose from all year-round, they have created three limited edition cakes just for the holidays.
The Christmas Wreath is raspberry sorbet plus green tea, chocolate, strawberry, vanilla, and mango ice cream on a bed of cereals and dark chocolate, topped with white chocolate shavings.

George w Christmas Wreath

Christmas Wreath

The Rainbow Log is made of Häagen-Dazs’ most special ice cream and sorbet flavors, housed between thin layers of dark chocolate and topped with berries.

Rainbow Log

Yuletide Charm is luscious strawberry cheesecake ice cream, surrounded by snowflake-patterned chocolate, swirly chocolate décor, strawberry stars, mango bauble, and kiwi wedges on top of strawberry coulee.

Phil w YC

To order, visit Häagen-Dazs stores at SM Mall of Asia (Tel. 556-1111), SM Mega Atrium (638-2971), and Robinsons Place Ermita (353-2972).
For updates and special promos, “like” the official Häagen-Dazs Facebook page at

What’s in MY bag?

A few people have been asking to me to show what’s inside my bag.
The thing is, I change my bag maybe twice a week, according to mood, occasion or outfit, so it’s useless to keep documenting it.
My current bag is a T.A.T.A. Baby purchased in the Liger store at Silvercord in Hong Kong.

What's in my bag

A T.A.T.A. Baby is a chic version of the Banane Taipei bags that have been copied everywhere. They are made in Japan, and therefore pricier.
They are not mass-produced so it’s good to buy it when you walk into one.
They are lightweight and pack a LOT.

What's in my bag



1. Wallet
2. Organizer of gift checks (read: media ako) + favorite Goody comb (I have three)
3. Muji clear organizer/pen case
4. Wet and dry tissues (I’m a mom)
5. Louis Vuitton agenda and keys
6. Rootote Grande shopping bag


7. Sangkatutak na shopping cards (4 pages yan)
8. Pill organizer
9. Rosary from Lourdes from Jay Abalos
10. Muji mints and gumballs

But oh, can I just show you my wallet? I found it at Team Manila Rockwell and couldn’t bilibit.
This thing is almost Margielic, with the distressed leather and painted surface.
It is 11.5″ long and simply stylish

What's in my bag

It opens up to this Margielic thing to organize your money, skinny pen, receipts, checkbook, with 8 card slots

What's in my bag

The stitching isn’t perfect, but for Php 995, how can you complain? I bought the last one at the Rockwell store, but hoping to find more because Grace wants one.

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