Sunday, January 30, 2011

SQUA.RE Guide: Men Fall/Winter 2011-2012 Collections

SQUA.RE Guide: Men Fall/Winter 2011-2012 Collections

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Black Swagger

“Awards are so unnecessary, because I think we get so much out of our work just by doing it. The work is a reward in itself.

Natalie Portman (The Black Swan)

You will win this (Oscar) Natalie

The Sartorialist Documented

Long I've been wanting to become this man. Pure blogging stuff, capturing beauty in the streets. He has an eye for style, a passion for fashion (which according to Anna Wintour 'can make people feel nervous')

Watch Scott Schumann as he's followed in this documentary to share to us a slice of his everyday life.

The Sartorialist book is also out in the shelves

Friday, January 28, 2011

No VIP Treatment and other PH News

1 | Manny Pangilinan is on the roll, but maintains not buying Philippine Star (well as of the moment). The business mogul controls several media companies including ABC-5, National Broadcasting Corporation and Cignal Digital TV.

2 | Presidential sister Viel Aquino-Dee refuses VIP treatment in PH airport, leads example by lining up in the long queue and did routine security checks. Bravo!

3 | PH Government is ready to evacuate almost 6,000 + Filipinos in Egypt. Egypt's situation is getting worse, as the nation's citizen is calling for reforms and the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak. Mobile and Internet communications are reportedly shutted down and President Barack Obama has called for Egypt's immediate action.

4 | Ransom for EDSA-Buendia Bus Bombing is now pegged at Php 1M

5 | University of Santo Tomas (UST) Celebrates Quadricentennial Year (400th), wows the nation with breathtaking pyro-musical display.

Sign up if you care! | A Case of the PH Airport

Sign up if you care! | Read more about the Open Letter calling for the amelioration of PH airport via Chuvaness

A Call to Improve Philippine Airports.

A nation's airport is probably the portal of the nation. It initially gives the foreign guest a snapshot of how this country looks like. It must stand proud and must exude a spirit of charm and hospitality. It must give comfort and convenience. It must give the Filipino people a sense of pride.

Apparently, this is how our airport chairs look like.

Take a glimpse of Thailand's Suvarnabhumi Airport

And the Singapore's Changi Airport

Do you care about our airports? Please sign up on this Facebook page.
Let's get the numbers to let the President know we mean business.

20 Best Trips of 2011 -- National Geographic

Palawan made it to the list

20 Best Trips of 2011 -- National Geographic

The Philippines' last nature frontier made it to the prestigious National Geographic Traveler editors list of the best of 2011 travel destination.

Been there. I wasn't surprise. Palawan is a breathtaking place.


Ferrari’s new Formula 1 car to be called F150

Ferrari’s new Formula 1 car to be called F150 | News

Stay tuned. The Scarlet Ferrari is about to unveil their Formula One 2011 Challenger.

I can't wait to post the specs and the photos in the coming days.

Red Bull is 2010's Winning Constructor team. Will Ferrari steal the crown from them? Or Lewis and the McLaren will give the Maranello team a run for the money?

Price hikes barrage

Price hikes barrage | The Filipino Dilemma for 2011

As if we are a First World Country and we have no reason to complain about this 'supposedly minimal' fare and consumer goods price increase.

Whatever happened to PNoy's executive intervention, but clearly he must have seen this collaborated increase and should find this detrimental to the Filipino citizen.

Friday, January 14, 2011

New Zodiac sign Ophiuchus may change the future of astrologers too - International Business Times

New Zodiac sign Ophiuchus may change the future of astrologers too - International Business Times

Here is the proposed new Zodiac sign chart, I still want to be a Piscean.
Capricorn: Jan. 20 - Feb. 16
Aquarius: Feb. 16 - March 11
Pisces: March 11- April 18
Aries: April 18- May 13
Taurus: May 13- June 21
Gemini: June 21- July 20
Cancer: July 20- Aug. 10
Leo: Aug. 10- Sept. 16
Virgo: Sept. 16- Oct. 30
Libra: Oct. 30- Nov. 23
Scorpio: Nov. 23- Nov. 29
Ophiuchus: Nov. 29- Dec. 17
Sagittarius: Dec. 17- Jan. 20

Friday, January 7, 2011

Starbucks New Look: What do you think?

By the way I got my Starbucks Planner last Wednesday. There's a story behind it, but everything is well now. I didn't plan of completing the stickers actually, I just realized that I could do it this year for the sake of completing it (if you know what I mean). I have to find a study analyzing why Filipinos are going frenzy over this overrated planner.

Trivia First:

The first-ever Philippine Starbucks House is in Ayala. December 4, 1997, the Philippines had its first taste of the Starbucks Experience with its very first branch at the 6750 Ayala Building in Makati City. Starbucks has since won the hearts of the Filipinos.

And Seattle's Best is owned by Starbucks too. So, don't mind bringing your Starbucks in SB.

The Face-lift

Starbucks logo change will aid company's expansion in Asia

Have you seen the new Starbucks Logo? The largest coffee house in the world and it's infamous worldwide symbol - the green mermaid/siren is having a makeover.

It's the fourth change since it's creation forty years ago. The face-lift coincides with the company's celebration of their 40th-year anniversary. Wordless and minimalist, the typography is omitted and left the tiara-wearing mermaid on its logo. The new logo is supposed to save space and ink in the production of their paper cups :)

I actually liked it. I always want change and Starbucks have a huge confidence that the image itself will carry the brand for more years to come and that is important. Let's see if this revolution will hurt the coffeehouse in the next succeeding months.

Interesting note from The Vancouver Sun 

"Research in aesthetics shows that interdependent cultures prefer rounded shapes as they represent harmony, which is consistent with an interdependent view of the world," Mittal said in a news release. "Those countries tend to have a higher percentage of rounded logos compared with individualistic countries, and logos and product shapes that are rounded are more acceptable and embraced in those cultures." (Read more here)

Well, this could play a part. I didn't realize that a logo shape could have a significant cultural impact.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

MOTOROLA XOOM - Android Smart Tablet - Overview - Motorola Mobility, Inc. USA

MOTOROLA XOOM - Android Smart Tablet - Overview - Motorola Mobility, Inc. USA

Move over iPad, Galaxy Tab, Motorola is about to make a comeback attempt with 'XOOM'. The latest player in the tablet industry, Xoom's greatest challenge is iPad's dominance and Galaxy's size and mobility. The first tablet that runs on a DUAL-CORE Processor, Android 3.0 (or Honeycomb) and 10.1 inch display and can play Adobe Flash.

Motorola unveiled their latest corporate overhaul - the division of the company into two groups (Mobility and Solutions).

Monday, January 3, 2011