A few weeks back, I visited the Candy HQ at Mandaluyong to do what I know a lot of my friends would love to do someday.
If you follow me on Instagram, it means that
you guys love me I might have flooded your feeds a week ago. For those who are not my Instagram followers, you don’t love me here’s a little photo diary about what you missed during the Candy Style Awards 2013. Also, don’t forget to follow me: @ineesays (or simply refer to the Connect and Instagram widgets on my sidebar).
Candy Photo A Day (Left to Right, Top to Bottom) 1. #Happy150Candy – The 1st issue of Candy that I read. From then on, I became a Candy Girl. 2. Sweet – A photo of me with my GBFFs (It’s … Continue reading
Take a step back, breath, enjoy the memories
I am looking back at 2012 and looking forward to 2013 – literally and figuratively. There has been a lot of events when we shared our laughter, tears and boredom even. Social networking had a sudden boom, the Philippines had its chance to be in the limelight multiple of times, I could go on an on but I know I wouldn’t be able to cover everything. Everyone’s been through a lot including me and because of this I thought, why not think of a dozen things I was thankful for the year 2012? I know I would be able to cover everything because it’s personal and maybe, I could help you reminisce the year that was and say thanks for your blessings as well.
This post should be merry. This post should have a photo which is colored. I guess I should try achieving the first one because it’s obvious that I wouldn’t be able to do the last one.
Moving on, I totally went on a hiatus this Christmas break. From the very first day of freedom, I have done nothing but sleep, eat, bathe, watch movies/TV series… basically live the life of a professional bum. I somehow pity my phones actually. They’re on vibrate and inside their pouch the whole day until I check on them before I sleep. I have to start using them often sooner or later. It’s already been a week since the first day we’re off school and I think I’m slowly making myself prepare for the last few months of school; conditioning my physical and psychological being for what’s yet to come and for when we are bombarded with what has come. I need to survive the last few months.
As I’m writing this, there’s only a few minutes left before the clock strikes 12 (This post is scheduled to be published by 12md). I guess I should start fulfilling my objectives for this post. I could smell the barbecue my dad’s grilling outside. He always grills pork during the holidays. Everything else one the menu is pretty much done. I unwrapped my gifts already but don’t accuse me of being impatient! I don’t have any particular reason for unwrapping them but the world wouldn’t end if my family doesn’t strictly follow a certain Christmas tradition. It’d be easier to think of what to be grateful of. Each present I got was unique even though most of them were pouches. I found a use for each one and I’m really happy I got them as presents. My things are more organized byalotof% (not that it’s not organized). People know my interests too well. I wonder what people would think of the presents I got them for the holidays. I haven’t given my classmates theirs yet since
I was such a lazy shopper it was hard to think of what to give them. I hope everyone’s cozy and merry wherever and however they’re spending noche buena. Happy holidays everyone!
“The largest of the Masters’ Collection, Michelangelo is the very definition of luxury living. With seven bedrooms and two spacious living rooms, Michelangelo, like the renowned artist, is also the grandest in style and features. Known for its opulent and decadent artistry, it’s architectural details are comparable to no other, Truly making it a master’s vision of beauty.“
Finally! I’m back to writing random thingumabobs on this tiny part of the web. School has kept me busy for months and I’m glad it’s finally our Christmas break! I need some serious breath of fresh air and tremendous amounts of sleep. Anyhow, this is a preview of the model house blessing we attended at Portofino one or two weeks ago. I’m still working on the actual post about it but I’m telling you, you’ll fall in love with Michelangelo. The house itself is huge and the interior decorations of the model house are to die for.
I’ve once blogged about one of Portofino’s model house which is Alessandro and it makes me happy (and lucky) that the people from Brittany Corp. acknowledged my post. By people from Brittany Corp., it includes Ms. Camille Villar, the Chief Operating Officer… woah! I was introduced to her after taking a little tour of Michelangelo and she was extremely nice. :’) I’ll be elaborating more on everything that happened that day on my next post so stay tuned.
Potential lays beneath the heart and mind of each one.
A lightbulb: it is used to express an idea; it emanates an energy (thanks to electricity) that makes a dark place bright and so on and so forth. Have you ever wondered how an object as small and fragile as such is as significant as the opposite of its size? We need it to guide us with its light and when it no longer does that (or pundido as we call it in Filipino), we replace it with a new one.
At this point of my life, I have come to realize so many things. One of which is that my bright ideas are beginning to dim. I’ve backread all of my 200+ posts and I saw how I become too lazy at certain points that I post entries that are too shallow and well, stereotypical. It’s time to replace my lightbulb, make better use of the spark. It’s about time to give my blog a new look and my entries a better context. Wasn’t wanting to be read the reason why I named it “I am Kat Says”? I won’t be deleting my old entries like how you throw out an old light bulb and surely, I wouldn’t be shutting my site down to do the necessary changes. Those past entries would serve as a reminder to constantly revamp the contents of my chronicles. Blogging has been a hobby good for me; it has become a modern way of expression.
Perhaps one day, when my light bulb begins to fade again, I’ll quickly replace it with a better one. I’ll take things up a notch and follow Freddie Stroma’s words to look at the “possibilities written in the stars”.
I was good at history until various number appeared.
The Museum for Filipino People is in a separate building from the Art Gallery. The building is more creepy inside because there’s much more space to cover and we were the only ones exploring the building. Much more, my dad kept telling us that an old lady stays inside the men’s comfort room, a child cries at the back of the door of the creepy hall we passed by (that I never got the chance to take a photo of) and that a nun appears at some photos taken at the marble staircase. Even so, I tried to forget about the creepy stuff and just enjoy the trip. Going through floor to floor, I wondered why people wanted to go to malls more than museums.
From the ground floor to the 4th floor, you get to discover more about the Philippines as well as the people who lived in it. Some galleries had high tech stuff to offer the visitors but sadly, most of them were not working. Some of the information found were outdated and some artifacts were too dusty as if no one took care of them on a daily basis.
The last thing I noticed before leaving the gallery is that their staircase has eroded. I almost fell while going down! My dad told me that since there’s not enough budget, restoration of everything in museums is not possible. As much as the officials would want it to improve, there are no resources to start taking action.
The Museum of the Filipino People charges fees at standard rates. They have friendly people are the reception but I think they must atleast have someone to accompany you through the exhibits or tell you that some halls are closed. For those who would want to visit the place in Ermita, I urge you to do so but ofcourse, follow the rules and observe the proper conduct while inside the museum even though you are the only ones there. For example, do not use flash in taking photos, don’t be too noisy and rowdy and ofcourse, hands off the artifacts. Malls may be enjoyable but museums make your day extra special since it’s not somewhere that you get to go to everyday. You learn from going through the galleries too.
The unknown sides of my life are seen in the form of art
Have you ever been to the National Museum? If you did, how old were you? Do you remember anything from that trip?
Honestly, it was my first time to go to the National Museum. I fancy going to museums and exhibits, watching stage plays and broadways and ofcourse, learning from them. In fact, I would like to visit America again to go to the Smithsonian Museum. You couldn’t imagine how excited I was when I found out that I could join my sister to her day trip to the galleries last Saturday. The best (or sometimes the worst if you check my next post) part was, when we were viewing the paintings and artifacts, we were alone. As in, only me, my dad and my sister were there.
The only hall we went to at the Art Gallery was called “Bulwagang Luna at Hidalgo” where letters and paintings from the masters could be found.
Could you imagine that sometime in the past, Juan Luna painted this himself?! Even though the paintings displayed in the hall looked great, most of them are already quite faded that they appear a bit dim.
The Spoliarium by Juan Luna y Novicio — A National Cultural Treasure that needs to be taken care of together with the other paintings.
This was so surreal. I have never thought of seeing THE Spoliarium like this. I expected that there would be lots of people visiting the museum every weekend but no, like what I said earlier, there isn’t anyone there besides us. The art gallery is currently undergoing reconstructions which is why their entrance fee is free. They would only start asking for entrance fees once everything is finished. I hope you take this chance to appreciate and remember how each painting was significant in proving to the world that Filipinos are far better than what they thought of us before.
Dream on and never give up
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Thursday afternoon of May 24, 2012, the 12 future correspondents for Candymag.com hopefuls went on a series of challenges at the Eastwood Mall and Open Park by groups of 3 to find out which would be the final 8. The tasks included making a video book review at Fully Booked, finding 5 kikay kit essentials at Beauty Bar, reviewing froyos at Red Mango, pretending they’re in a movie premiere at the Eastwood Cinemas, styling a model with Jellybean products from head to toe and filming their intros and extros. With all the tiresome challenges, we hopefuls still find the fun in everything and just enjoy going through store to store and accomplishing each and every task. Candy would be releasing the videos and maybe profiles of each correspondent hopeful soon and you guys and gals get the chance to vote for your fan favorite! Keep checking on their tweets and posts to stay updated. You could also check here from time to time to see how you can vote for your fav future Candymag.com Correspondent. Also, don’t forget to vote for meee! hihi.
Some of the future correspondents with Ms. Macy Alcaraz, the web managing editor of Candymag.com.
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