Friday, April 08, 2011


On an errand to day me and my assistant Tin stumbled upon fried snack cart . I couldn't call it a squid ball cart cuz they didn't have squid balls but they had chicken balls , Kikaim balls, Kikiam, battered hard boiled egg , battered quails egg . So hence I named it a " fried snack cart "

We where rushing around in my area doing later afternoon errands ... I was feeling blah and this simple cart with artery clogging nibbles put a smile on my face !! I didn't really grow up much in the Philippines left the islands when I was 1 than came back to study high school in Bacolod at 14 than left after high school .... So street food is relatively something thats a tad foreign to me heheheh and besides the fact my mother practically banned me from eating street food as a child !! But in my travels I always make it a point to try out street food in the city I'm visiting as long as its piping hot and does not contain tap water of the country Im in Im fine hehehehe .

I needed the happy fix ... I was dealing with a news that a friend is now in the hospital due to stage 4 cancer and I just recently reunited with this childhood friend and didn't find out till my sister in Jersey told me about the news via skype that early morn . I admit Im an emo eater and eating is part of my comfort zone . I use to be obese but I seem to have been able to control my weight these past few years . I have no choice Im a diabetic , eating right at certain times of the day controls my blood sugar and my mood swings .

But a few minutes of this experience made me happy despite the " cardiac arrest moment " it gave me good endorphins . This actually is my secret of eternal youth hhehehehe . Today is my day off from the gym and I will enjoy it .... Tomorrow I will pay for it at the gym heheheh. Thats the cycle of my life .

Sunday, January 16, 2011


A while back model couple Jasler Ubaldo and his wife Gil Marie Pacmara came and supported fashion forecast where in I was a featured designer ! I was ubber stoked to see this couple who I have known for years !! They where in fact at 1 time my neighbors till they moved and bought their own condo .

I was happy to hear that they have diversified into other area's of fashion !! Gil into accessories and make up styling . While Jasler put up his own brand of club/ street wear called Jail Jeans ( Which he distributes in well known boutiques over seas . ) I was Very lucky to have been gifted a pair of jail jeans recently !! As they are not sold locally !

I wish I could buy jeans locally !! Due to my height its pretty hard to do that, so I wear what I make and have never really worn any local designer . I was tumbling in glee when Jas dropped of the pair he promised to gift me ! They fit like a glove and as they are designed and manufactured for an over seas market so hence my size was not a prob!!

It warms my heart to hear success stories like this ! We need more designers like Jasler and his partner Gil Marie in the local scene ! Despite Jasler's lack of training in design he's back ground in year's of modeling and also having parents that where master cutters was a big help as he can read details and transfer them on fabric .

Boy Abunda wears Jail jeans on the Buzz every week ... And now I own a pair ! The 1st day I wore jail jeans to meet up with some friends for dinner in Rockwell , I was chased by a young fashion blogger who wanted to take a pic of me to post on his blog hehehehe .

Recently due to wanting to get more training Jasler comes in for tutorials in fashion design . And its my honor to pass on knowledge thats I have acquired thru college and training ! Im blessed to be able to meet and work with talents like Jas and my other fashion design students.