Falling in love with the iPhone 5s
Gab was lucky enough to have received his on MY birthday. Ironic, right? He deserves it though, because he’s been putting up with his sad old 3GS for 4 years now. So upon his receiving it, of course I was quick to fill up his camera roll with photos and then editing them on VSCOcam… Sorry not sorry! The quality for photos is superb, and it’s no wonder so many mobile photographers have upgraded to the 5s. It’s absolutely great!
I’ve been eyeing a gold 5S for a few months now and have been saving up to get a new plan under Globe for it. I’ve had my iPhone 4 for about 2 years, I think. It was originally my mom’s, actually, so you can only imagine how old and outdated it is for me now. It works completely fine, though. I just mean I need an upgraded phone to fit my “lifestyle” as a blogger… I actually don’t even own my own digital camera or any device for video recording (if I want to do video blogs), I always borrowed from either Gab (which was a dSLR, which I hated using) or from my sister (also a dSLR).
So the 5s fits perfectly for me — it will serve as my phone, as a faster internet connection under LTE (I don’t have wifi at my place so I use my hotspot to do anything internet related), as my camera/video for personal photos, blog photos, product shoots, and even future video blogs (more makeup tutorials maybe?!)
I’m actually not very keen on updating my phone yearly, unlike some people… I’m easily content as long as my phone can call/text/take photos but I’ve come to realize that an upgrade has been much deserved and needed — not to mention this will probably be my first “big purchase” without any help from any adult… Wee, I’m growing up! Haha
I’m hoping to get my 5s sometime this month or the next. I won’t even bother waiting for the iPhone 6. I’m pretty sure it won’t be that much different from the 5s because when does Apple ever release a phone with drastic changes from the last version? Never.
I’m excited! :-)
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Their products range from knee high boots to ankle boots (my personal favorite!) to flip flops and sandals (if you’re not a boot type of person), to beautiful handmade skirts — perfect for a beach setting ala Brooke Shields in Blue Lagoon ;-)
These boots are so unique and different that I’m tempted to get a pair for myself, but alas, I currently cannot afford to buy a pair because I’m saving up for my future. In a few years time, though! I’m really eyeing the ankle boots, they remind me of native american moccasins!
So check them out and stay updated via their Facebook or via Google+. They also have weekly giveaways so that’s something to look forward to and definitely worth checking out! I’m joining the next one ;-)
I know I haven’t been blogging much… Like most bloggers, I seem to have hit that wall once again wherein I feel just out of my element, and then I disconnect. If you’ve been a reader of mine for quite a while, you’ll know this to be true. I’ve been staying off the internet as much as possible (on my laptop at least, but I stay connected on social media through my phone) and currently my life has been pretty chill, relaxed.
Reading. The Ditchdigger’s Daughters by Yvonnne Thornton. I got this book on one of my trips to BookSale. I found it under a pile of old books for only Php 5.00 … Albeit it wasn’t a nice copy, I didn’t mind a good read for as little as only p5.00! I’m only halfway through the book. It’s a true story about an African American family and their struggles with life in the 40’s-60’s, and how they rose above it despite their circumstances with money and society. It’s a very uplifting read, and I’m enjoying it a whole lot! I’m not sure if the book is available in bookstores locally, but if not and you’d like to read it, I would be glad to send it over to whoever wants it once I’m done reading it! Just hit me up!
Watching. Downton Abbey. I don’t know how I ever put off watching this show for so long. I’m a huge fan of anything that involves a period setting. Downton Abbey is SO GOOD.
Listening. I’m really keen on downloading soundtracks now. I have Gab to blame for that. The Secret Life of Walter Mitty has a great soundtrack if you’re looking for nice music to listen to!
iPhone gaming. Covet Fashion App, SpellCraft and Lego: Harry Potter
Eating in abundance. Padthai and bagoong rice, instant noodles (what’s new?), Goya chocolates. YUM.
Shopping. Lots of books from BookSale and random home items like quirky plates and jars wherever I find them.
Looking forward to. Going to the The Mind Museum on Friday for National Geographic’s Space Time Odyssey! NAT GEO!!! SPAAAACE!!! IS THERE ANYTHING GREATER!!!! (I hope they have aliens but I doubt it lol)
Hope everyone is having a great Monday! Leo DiCaprio didn’t win an Oscar this year, much like the other years of his acting career. Oh well, he is the number one winner in our hearts. ;-)
Want to experience a night of fashion, arts, good music, and drinks? Experience a night of Urbano!
The University of the Philippines Association of Clothing Technology Students and UP Town Center bring you Urbano: The UP ACTS Fashion Competition Year 2 on March 8, 2014 at the UP Town Center.
A fashion show that celebrates fresh Filipino designers with live performances from upcoming home-grown talents, Urbano represents the spirit of Filipino street fashion and the arts. Featuring designs that epitomizes street fashion, witness the runway come to life with finalists’ designs as well as the collections of Randolf by RJ Santos, and ZL by Zoe Laurente (A friend of mine!)
Catch the performances of First Light, FTA, and Sali, and celebrate the night of street culture to the music of DJ Peloox.
Part of the event’s proceeds will be donated for the benefit of the College of Home Economics-Socialized Tuition and Financial Assistance Program (CHE-STFAP) Scholars, a fund set up to provide financial assistance to students from the College of Home Economics in UP Diliman.
Tickets are pre-sold at ₱120. Tickets are also available at the event itself at door price of ₱150. Tickets are inclusive of 4 drink stubs. Contact Issa (0915-817-6854), Rosh (0943-541-6087), or our partner organization for tickets.
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SEE YOU THERE? :-)
Hey, Wild Childs! Today’s post is all about my Memorata shoe haul & shopping experience c/o my Memorata by CLN family. We were given Php 7,000 worth of GCs to spend on Memorata shoes… And you’d be surprised how many I was able to buy (that’s six heels in total) with Php 7,000!
The great thing about the Memorata line is that they’re cheaper than the main Celine brand, but doesn’t necessarily sacrifice style/quality for price. The heels I picked out and bought would range from p999-1,800 — complete steals if you ask me! For example, the Malka nude & black heels are only p999 yet they look like they’d cost at least Php 1,500 or more. This is why I love Memorata shoes ;-)
I went to 3 branches in total to acquire these shoes — Glorietta, Alabang Town Center and Festival Mall, since not all branches carry the same styles. Each store also differed in size, so I’m guessing that’s why they couldn’t cater to all shoe styles for Memorata since space was limited. I would suggest checking out the CLN store in Shangrila Mall because I think that’s the branch where they have the most Memorata shoes selection (judging by fellow Leading Lady Fashion Eggplant’s post).
I like to try on two different shoes at the same time, you can see how the Malka shoes tore me apart so I had to buy two of them! Haha No regrets, just shoe love <3
Gab usually goes with me when I do a bit of shopping, but of course, just like every guy out there he gets bored and leaves me at a store while he does his own window shopping… I would take photos of myself wearing the shoes and show him when he gets back to the store for his opinion. Although I don’t really need it, considering the sales ladies in the store are very helpful with helping me choose which shoes to buy or which looks better on my legs!
You can see how many choices there are that could drive a girl mad…
And it’s prom season — so if you haven’t found the perfect pair of heels yet, I can assure you that Memorata has a wide selection of heels that could very well go with any gown you have for prom — and for a very affordable price! It makes me wish I had Memorata around for when I had my prom! Haha
So there you have it! You can keep updated with Memorata by CLN by liking their page on Facebook, or you can check out the nearest branch near you, or if you like online shopping you can view their selection of shoes on Zalora :-)