I am the master of my fate, I am the captain of my soul. ~ W.E. Henley

The Travelling Scarf Goes To Cebu, Philippines!

Our ride for the whole day!  A big pump boat the fits 30 people from Eris Island Hopping
The Travelling Scarf is now doing its rounds here in the Philippines!  This wanderlust of a scarf is on its 6th destination, making me the 6th person to act as hostess for a good few weeks.  

What better way to treat my sky colored scarf visitor than to drown it in the infamous Filipino hospitality right?  This year,for me, is filled with so many water adventures; this last island hopping trip I had been to was perfectly matchy-matchy with the travelling scarf.  The pristine waters of Mactan Island definitely went well with the vibrant blue accessory.

I was holding on for dear life as the pump boat was already heading to our destination.

How to style the travelling scarf was kinda difficult knowing there are so many ways of tying a one.  Honestly   I find scarves weird.  Blame it on having lived for forever in a tropical country; we just don't see that many people wearing one at any given place or time.  And so, hair accessory it became.  Did a square knot around my already done pony tail and poof! I have a style!

Watch for the next installation of  The Travelling Scarf as it goes all the way to Baguio, the summer capital of the Philippines!

Lookbook Wednesday

You guessed it!  Red is my favorite color!  And right now I'm thinking Red Skinny Jeans!

Captain Morgan and My Legendary Time

When you get an invite to party exactly right after a series of exams, you just do not say no!  Never mind the fact that I do not have anything new to wear.  The promise of something new to drink, a.k.a Captain Morgan Original Spiced Rhum, is lure enough for me.  Got word from mamang Eden (my saint for everything grandiose) that Captain Morgan, the lovable rogue that he is, will be throwing a guaranteed legendary parteeeey over at my favorite party destination, Alchology.  

You bet this DamnVixen was keen for an adventure!

Captain Morgan has been taking over the country's "it bars" lugging along with him his prized treasure chest.  Customers are given keys to this chest where inside it is a trove of premiums which await the lucky new shipmates.  Oh I did get my own key alright, however I was so into the beats, sounds and dancing that I lost my loot!  I say blame it on the 3 full glasses of Captain and Cola I had downed that night! The drink mixes the unique blend of Caribbean Rum, mellow spices, and flavoring, with the right amount of cola and ice—the perfect serve for all occasion, any season.  

Captain Morgan Original Spiced Rhum is now available at an SRP of P350.00
Soon the notorious Captain Morgan will hijack your favorite bars and hangouts so that you can get a taste of Captain & Cola and get the chance to unlock his treasure chest for some special gear, just like how some of us in Cebu Fashion Bloggers had experienced!  Holler to Rabsin, Marco, Mac, Lyka and Mark Monta for an awesome time!

Me, Mac, Lyka and Captain Morgan!
Don't mind my electric blue eyeshadow, just hustle over to Captain Morgan Philippines Fan Page to keep yourself up to date with the Captain’s adventures, promos, and other news.

Captain Morgan is distributed by Diageo, makers of Johnnie Walker, J&B, Baileys and BenMor Four Casks Scotch Whiskey among others, and the worlds leading premium drinks business trading in more than 180 countries.

Profound and Sexy

A man is most physically attractive in his everyday wardrobe. 

Little do they know that that hanes underwear peeking through that worn out blazer and jeans ensemble, adding to the  mysterious nonchalant air, are perfect ingredients to catching a certain girl's discriminating eye.  

Profound and Sexy

What men forget, is that bank accounts and statements of assets and liabilities are mere icings and garnishments to a cake that is already oh so delectable in its simple self!  Sometimes all it takes are just a pair of levi jeans or perhaps wrangler jeans topped with the most basic of tees to close the deal.  

So what's the catch?  
Borgy Manotoc is THE Total Package!  We need more like him!
Would it be too much to ask for a profound head and an articulate mouth to liven it up?  This year, it is my fervent wish to meet such a man.  Maybe I frequent the wrong places or I'm entertaining the wrong crowd, because these days most men seem to enjoy living up the Peter Pan syndrome.  Seriously, gay men are hotter these days.  

Straight men beware: The threat is real!

Meet Me on a Monday 07

It has been so many weeks since I have posted my weekly installment of Never Growing Old's Meet on Mondays!  So here goes another round of 5 get-to-know-me questions that will give a glimpse of my many quirks!  

How was your Monday?  Mine was quite jam-packed with activities in school.  My only solace is knowing that in a few days, Holiday vacation will have started!  Ready, shoot!

1.  Tomorrow I'm going to _________?

Study.  Prelim exams, booohoo! insert sad exhausted and irritable face!

2.  Pudding or Jello?

picture from istorya.net

I love the gooey, sticky and messy texture of pudding!  and Im drooling! lol  That picture is our Filipino version of pudding.  We call it "pan borikat" in my local dialect.  The name roughly translate to "prostitute bread".  Such reference is made because of the red pasty filling that resembles that of a prostitute's red lipstick.  Very politically incorrect hahahah!

3.  What book are you currently reading?

Lots actually.  I jump from one book to another when I get bored with the one I'm reading.  It hard to finish a book with this kind of approach, however it still a consolation that I am reading.  Les Liaisons Dangereuses is a very hilarious read.  I love the formalities of writing letters back during the Victorian era.  I wish handwritten letters do not lose its romantic and personal qualities.

4.  What is the first concert you went to see?

picture by Patrick Bitoy

Slapshock!  It's a local metal band that was quite popular back in the late 90's until I graduated highschool in 2002.  They used to frequently tour the country and tickets were reasonably priced.  My taste in music evolved from boybands to girlbands to screaming violent music to reggae and now I've succumb to pop! I havent bought a legit record in years! hahaha!

5.  What is your current weather? 

A quick strike on the keyboard reveals that it is still wet season in the Philippines-Wet, humid, muddy and gloomy!  I would love some fashionable wellies to splash, with gusto, the flooded streets!

Now Monday's over!  Stop being so down and move on to Tuesday!

Bring It On, Rain!

It's one hell of an expensive day when my prayers for not to be caught in rain go unanswered.  I don't even want to mention the times I chose to get stranded rather than tread through the city's murky flood.  Ohmygehd! The horror!  And how about the threat to my perfectly drawn eyebrows?  Obviously I am not a fan of the wet season.  However, a girl has got to go out, go to school, high five the boys, sneer at fellow girls and gossip some more a.k.a live life in general.

Hunter Wellies
Could Wellington boots a.k.a wellies be the answer to my prayers?  The western world, with their four seasons, is not alien to this apparel.  In fact it seems to me that rain boots are part of their wardrobe staples akin to sweatshirts or blue jeans. One of my vivid childhood memories is a scene of an adorable old lady doing her usual rounds of feeding a badelynge of ducks.  Not exactly a charming picture when quacking ducks and a pail of poultry feeds are in the scene, but I must admit the rubber boots made quite an impression to me.

Flickr photo from GumDropsWetWeather
I have not seen anyone my age wearing this very functional foot wear.  I don't understand why, despite the fact of flood being everywhere these days, no one seem to dare and try them on.  Would you rather be carried by sweaty men for a service fee of, how much is it now? Ten pesos?  Is that your interpretation of being "swept off your feet"?  I will unfriend you! hahahaha!

If you know where I could invest on a pretty and trust worthy pair of wellies here in the Philippines, I am all ears!