Thursday, June 28, 2007

Annie Lennox sang me this song!

You Are 75% Vain

You're a little vain, but you also work hard for your good looks.
Just remember, everyone knows you are a total hottie. You don't have to remind them.

Ooops! I bet some of you aren't surprised... sigh!

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Sky High - inspired gown

Eversince I saw this movie I've always wanted the emerald green dress Layla (Danielle Panabaker) wore for the dance. The dress is actually a halter with the extra long gold straps crissed crossed at the back all they way to the front. It's a simple yet elegant dress. I'm thinking of having one made for a friend's wedding. Although I don't know if emerald green is good for my skin tone... and my fiance is also a true blue Atenean... green is a definite no-no.

Maybe I could pair this with strappy sandals... hmm...

Monday, June 25, 2007

Center for Aesthetic Studies (CAS) Cosmetology Courses (July Term)

The Center for Aesthetic Studies (CAS) will start the July term on July 2 (Monday). For those who are interested to turn their curiosity into a rewarding career, read on and check the courses being offered at CAS.

For the Diploma Course, the following are the subjects you need to take during the first three (3) months:
  • Note: The Diploma Course may be finished within six (6) months or up to two (2) years
a. Hair Science (Tuesday and Thursday, 9:30am-12:00nn)
b. Hair Color & Technicals (Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 10:00am-12:00nm)
c. Hair Sculpture & Design (Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 3:00pm-7:00pm)
d. Moral Value Formation (Thursday, 1:00pm-3:00pm)
e. Intro to Beauty (Thursday, 3:00pm-5:00pm)

You’ll take the following remaining subjects during the next three (3) months (considering that you are planning to finish the Diploma Course within six (6) months):

a. Basic Make-Up (depends on your chosen schedule)
b. Basic Nail Care (Tuesday and Thursday, 9:00am-10:30am Practical, Tuesday 1:00pm-2:30pm Theory)
c. Basic Depilation (Tuesday and Thursday, 10:30am-12:00nn Practical, Tuesday 2:30pm-4:00pm Theory)
d. Introduction to Beauty (Thursday, 1:00pm-3:00pm)
e. Use of Salon Tools and Equipment (Thursday, 1:00pm-3:00pm)
f. General Imaging (Thursday, 3:00pm-5:00pm)
g. Salon Management (Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 10:00am-12:00nn)

The courses under the Diploma Course on Cosmetology may be taken individually as a certificate course. If you are interested in taking up a BASIC MAKE-UP COURSE, below are the details for the available schedule this coming July term:


a. Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 1:00pm-5:00pm
Venue: CAS Makati
Duration: 2 months
Start of Classes: July 2, 2007 (Monday)

b. Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 6:30pm-10:30pm
Duration: 2 months
Start of Classes: July 2, 2007 (Monday)

Tuesday and Thursday
Duration: 3 months
Start of Classes: July 3, 2007 (Tuesday)

Hurry, limited slots available!

The Center for Aesthetic Studies (CAS) is located at the 2/F Franck Provost Building, 120 Jupiter St., Bel-Air Village, Makati City. Please visit us if you are within the area so we can show you around the school.

For more information, please visit For any question or reservation, please get in touch with SIRIKIT at 897-0383 or 895-3401 local 113. You may also reach us at 0918-8970383 or 0917-8970383.

Friday, June 22, 2007

What goes up... can come down...

If you're like me who loves heels but once in awhile needs the comforting feel of flat shoes, then this amazing shoes is for you. Dubbed as Camileon Heels, the heels convert from high to almost flat in seconds! Looking at the shoes, it may not be in the same level as a Louboutin, but this is great for those who value comfort a bit more than fashion.

The technology behind these shoes came from Dr. David Camileon who noticed women walking in New York in their fashionable clothes wearing sneakers. "If they can turn robots into high-performance vehicles, surely there must be a way to transform a high heel into a low-heeled, comfort version of the very same shoe." Dr. Camileon used his years of experience being a practicing diagnostic radiologist focusing on muscosloskeletal problems in developing his idea.

So, how does the mechanism work?

"Our revolutionary heel technology makes it possible for a shoe to adjust from a high-heeled position of 3¼" down to a 1½" low-heeled, walking-friendly shoe.

Our heel contains mechanisms that hold it into place for both the high heel and low heel positions and a stainless steel rod, which runs through the entire length of the heel. The portion of our heel that is stowed underneath the arch region of the shoe, when in the low heel position, is actually made out of aluminum. Additionally, every heel is coated with 6 coats of paint, resulting in a beautiful high-gloss finish. While essentially every other brand of high heel shoe attaches its heel to the shoe with nails, or nails and glue, we attach every heel with four screws.
We have developed our own unique foot form (known to footwear manufacturers as a "last") to construct our shoes. Our last, combined with supple Italian leathers and flexible leather soles, enable height adjustments to shoe while maintaining the integrity of the arch support. The remarkable accomplishment in the overall design and function of our shoes makes our shoes feel great in both the high and low heel positions.

The adjustment to heel height is made entirely without the need to remove the shoe from your foot, remove any shoe parts, or utilize any special tools. The resultant ability to vary heel height according to need or desire, and reduction of prolonged periods spent in the high heel position can lead to substantial positive effects for women who choose to wear high-heeled shoes."

It only takes 3 easy steps to add height or stay comfy...

Step 1
Secure one hand around the top of the heel, while the other hand pulls straight down on the lower half of the heel to disengage it from its upright locked position.
Step 2
Push forward on the lower portion of the heel until it stops moving and is stowed directly under the arch region of the shoe.
Step 3
Push straight backward on the tip of the stowed heel until it is recessed slightly into the upper heel cavity and secured in its locked position. Done!

Once the adjustment has been made from a high-to-low heel position, the upper edge of the stowed heel should no longer be visible. To restore the heel back into its full high heel position, simply reverse the previous steps.

Right now these are some of the styles available. Each style has two or three color options. Not bad really. Shoes average $300 a pair and available in various retail stores in the US.




Amazing where your powers of observation can actually bring you. What else will they think of next?!

(Thank you for Shoewawa for the tip. Pictures taken from Camileon site)

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

...another one bites the dust...

Just a little over a year ago, one of our dear classmates in AIM passed away. Today, I received an email that Vikram Surana died because of an accident at his home in India.

MBA 2005 was a small class and although we all had our differences, we were pretty close to each other. It pains me that we lost another friend and at a very young age.

My thoughts and prayers go to Vikram's family and may his soul fly to the heavens in peace.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Hear Me!

But you can't. Coz I'm stuck at home with really bad cough and colds. My voice left me days ago and I feel like a sleazy porn star whispering to everybody what I wanted. Hahaha!

Trying to be heroic yesterday, I went to work to attend our MANCOM meeting. The rest of the day was hell for me. I decided to stay at home today so I could attend other meetings tomorrow... sigh! Really, my devotion should earn me a medal or something. A raise, preferably.

I'm on antibiotics now. Hopefully this will go away soon. I guess I'll just try to enjoy my day and go crazy watching t.v. the whole day.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Hips Don't Lie!!!

Instead of wallowing in self-pity because I'm an overworked, underpaid and unappreciated corporate whore, I decided to start dancing again to take my my mind off work and concentrate on losing the extra ten pounds I gained the past several months.

Last night I attended the belly dancing class at Slimmers World in Pasay Road. I'm not trying brag or anything but I have to say I'm quite a good dancer. I've failed in sports and probably in singing, but not in dancing. I never lost my rhythm. Promise! Although, watching myself dance last night, I was horrified! I was like a snake writhing because of a tummy ache! My bootie wasn't shimmying enough... I couldn't shake my bootie the right way... I couldn't undulate without laughing at myself! I did sweat a lot though...

We were around twenty, all women and most of them older than me. They came in prepared with the jiggling skirt and veil. It's a good way to exercise. I never did enjoy lifting weights. Even before I would just attend the street dance classes but I sort of outgrown that. My classmates were getting younger and I couldn't catch up with their break dance moves.

Next week I'll have my own skirt and veil too! Thanks to my bff's sister. I will try to shimmy my ass away!

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Fashion Maven: Christine Abu-Dychiao

Christine doing the stylist thing...

While some people develop their sense of fashion, Christine Abu-Dychiao is born with it. The two years I lived with her, she was full of ideas but lacked funds. We we're all poor MBA students at that time. But with what little she had, she was successful in tranforming simple things to fashion innovations.

And now she is more fashion forward than ever! With a little bit of resources to spare, she really finally came out of her shell to be the fashion maven that she's destined to be! Last year she started her own fashion blog entitled MANILA FASHION OBSERVER. It's one of my must-reads everyday! She writes with intelligence and style. She also writes for Kikay.Exchange, home of everything kikay. Then she was featured in STEAL THAT LOOK being one of the trendiest girls in the city. Recently I found out that she was called on by the STEAL THAT LOOK team to be the stylist for a segment in Charlene Gonzales' show, AT HOME KA DITO. She was part of the make-over team.

We're so proud of her! Truly a woman with both beauty and brains! I won't be surprised if she eventually becomes the next Anna Wintour!

(photo courtesy of

Monday, June 04, 2007


Oh, woe is me! Somebody finally won and there's only one winner. Dang! Too much money for one person! And here I was hoping for just a million. I'm not greedy. All I want is a million, enough for my wedding. Haha!

Lucky you, Lotto winner. Goodluck too!

Php126,880,212.60 is a whole lot of moolah!


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