Category Archives: travel

TRAVEL: SG50 in Manila

It has been almost over a month since H and I last moved here in Manila and we have been indulging ourselves and getting to know the Filipino culture quite well (read: FOOD FOOD FOOD!) 

We didn’t think that we would actually miss Singapore food since we were just there, but when we heard about the SG50 in Manila celebration put together by the Singapore Embassy, and the food stalls that were going to be there, we just could not say no.

SG50 in Manila Celebrations

We missed the celebrations in Singapore on August 9 because we were in the States doing a (sort of) patriotic thing by getting married, so this was a nice way of making up. 

SG50 in Manila Celebrations

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Moving to Manila

So this is it. We have been talking about moving to Manila for the longest time, and now, we have finally done it.

Manila Bonifacio Global City

After several days of house-hunting, H and I have found a space to call our own. We are renting a simple studio apartment for the next 2 months until we find something more permanent. The Fort, aka Bonifacio Global City (BGC), is our hood. We chose this location primarily for its proximity to Unit 27, but also for the ease of being able to walk to wherever we want/need.

Our space is not much, but I absolutely love it. Here’s a quick tour of the place:

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Jakarta Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2016 – TXID by Tex Saverio

Last month was the month of fashion weeks and firsts.

First, it was Shanghai Fashion Week. The week after, we ventured to Jakarta for the launch of TXID at Jakarta Fashion Week. I have never been to either of the above fashion weeks, so it was exciting and eye-opening to see the different scenes.

TXID was the closing show on the first day of JFW 2016, and it was a much anticipated one. We were in the office the day before and it was a mad house. Guests were clamouring for tickets to this show and Jovanna, the Head of Marketing for Tex Saverio, had to beat them off with a stick. Figuratively, of course.

In comparison to Tex’s couture line, this was definitely much simpler, but no less edgy. Materials for this collection include polyurethane, neoprene and rayon polyester. Plus, the Spring/Summer 2016 print was inspired by graffiti art.

TXID Spring Summer 2016 Jakarta Fashion Week

TXID JFW 2016

TXID 2016 Spring Summer JFW

One of my favourite pieces from the TXID collection: the vest!

TXID Jakarta Fashion Week 2016 Spring Summer

I am obsessed with vests and this one, I MUST HAVE IN MY CLOSET.

TXID Spring Summer 2016 JFW

Above, you will see that TXID retains some of the Privรฉ ready-to-wear elements such as laser cut.

Naturally, I dressed in Tex Saverio’s Privรฉ Autumn/Winter 2015 collection for this show. I picked the laser cut out sweater and leggings as an ode to to Tex’s style.

I rounded the fashion week circuit off with the closing of Digital Fashion Week 2016 in Singapore. It was quite fitting that I closed off the jet-setting back on home-ground before jetting off to Manila.

OOTD: What Happens in Vegas, Stays in Vegas!

Happy 30th birthday, me!

I wish I could tell you what happened in Vegas, but you know what they say,

What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.

The least I’ll say is I’m danced and Wockeed out yet missing every bit of the Vegas insanity. ๐Ÿ˜ 

We club hopped one night to the other and managed to cross out Marquee and Omnia off the list.

  
In light of the upcoming life milestones, the Chanel Medallion bag from 2015’s Cruise Collection was the perfect accompaniment to my birthday countdown outfit at Omnia at the famous (or infamous) Caesar’s Palace. 

Followed by front row seats at opening day of Jabbawockeez’s new show, Prism, dare I say it… BEST BIRTHDAY EVER! I almost died hyperventilating as they led both H and I up on stage during the crowd participation. It was surreal being so close to them. For once, I could actually see their eyes, but because of the masks, it was all I got.

But hey, if you didn’t see it on snapchat, it didn’t happen. ๐Ÿ˜‰