Monday, June 30, 2008

Larger than Life Fred

I saw something in Power Mac Center GB3 branch that made my chinky eyes go big and round.

Fred 500XL Huge Earbud Computer Speakers

A set of speakers that looked just like iPod earphones, only 500 times bigger! It is being marketed as desktop speakers but you can bring this with you on your trip. Bring it out when you need music and it instantly becomes a converstaion piece. Hook this up to your computer or MP3 player and enjoy great sounds.

Side view

A "Honey-I-blew-up-the-kid" version of the reliable earphones. Don't try and put this in your ear though. Haha

Curious how it works?

Fred in action

Best of all, it is affordable! Available at Power Mac Centers.


Now if only this comes in pink.. :d

Photo credits: me

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Pink Webcam

Someone, knowing my addiction for all things pink, gave me a PINK webcam (Thank you! :) ) for me to try. It's really small, just about 2 inches wide by an inch tall, and it has a clamp that makes it laptop and flatscreen compatible.

Genius Webcam Eye

I tried installing this in a MacBook but it wouldn't work. Maybe because MacBooks already have Built-in Eye Sights?

Updates and sample shots after I install this in our Windows PC at home. :)

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Olay Total Effects Sample

Olay is giving it out free 8g samples of their new Total Effects, and I claimed mine at SM Makati last night.

Olay Total Effects sample cover

I like the packaging. The color kind of reminds me of Pantene (click here to see what I mean), but it gave off a class and no-nonsense vibe.


Olay Total Effects 6g sample

Not only did I get an 8g sample that is good for three days, I also got a P100 discount voucher.

P100 discount voucher

I'll be asking my dad to try this as he has dry skin, and because I am under a beauty regimen that I am reviewing. :)

Check back for results!

Photo credits: me

Friday, June 27, 2008

Puss in Boots

Ankle high, mid-calf, knee high.

Platform, chunky, stilettos.

These are just some of the boot styles. I have been contemplating getting a pair of boots for the longest time.

Here are some of the drool-worthy pairs I found.

BCBGirls Karen Ankle Boots - $99.99

Michael Antonio Dollar Ankle Boots Black - $14.99

Michael Antonio Plenty Mid-Calf Boots - $39.99

Wild Diva Moda14 Mid-Calf Boots - $19.99

Go Max Havana03 Knee-High Boots - $37.99

Go Max Tina14 Knee-High Boots - $9.99

Bamboo Yamaha17 Knee-High Boots - $12.99

See how cheap the prices are???

I am getting myself some at CutesyGirl. Now I just have to choose which ones I really like. And that is a problem because I like all of them!

See if you can resist. :)

Photo credits: CutesyGirl

Monday, June 23, 2008

House Bunny

House Bunny

I saw the trailer on


Anna Faris charms as Shelley Darlington, a Playboy Bunny who teaches an awkward sorority about the opposite sex – only to learn that what boys really like is what’s on the inside. Shelley is living a carefree life until a rival gets her tossed out of the Playboy Mansion. With nowhere to go, fate delivers her to the sorority girls from Zeta Alpha Zeta. Unless they can sign a new pledge class, the seven socially clueless women will lose their house to the scheming girls of Phi Iota Mu. In order to accomplish their goal, they need Shelley to teach them the ways of makeup and men; at the same time, Shelley needs some of what the Zetas have – a sense of individuality. The combination leads all the girls to learn how to stop pretending and start being themselves.

Here are some screenshots to whet your appetite. :)

House Bunny screenshot

House Bunny Screenshot

House Bunny screenshot

House Bunny screenshot

Watch the trailer.

In theaters on August 22, 2008 (at least in the US :) ).

I can't wait to watch this. :)

Photo credits: Sony Pictures

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Palm Beach Resort

My neighbor SU and I, together with her friends RM and SM, went to Batangas last weekend for a much-needed bout of relaxation.

We decided on Palm Beach Resort because it is the only one with acceptable-to-SU's-standards (a really good basis for judgment) room available. Said resort located at Barrio Hugom, San Juan, Batangas near Laiya.

Getting up at 5am to get ready is no easy feat, but the excitement of getting to be ONE with nature, particularly the beach, had me waking up with no repeated bout snoozing the alarm clock. SU and I drove to the South to SM's place and hitched in RM's car to Batangas.

We had the map and directions printed out from Palm Beach's site to help us, but they need to update it as the Star Tollway now stretches up until Batangas City, not Lipa City as it originally did.

We got to the Laiya stretch, lo and behold, they are starting to pave the dirt road! Hooray! Bad news is, lowered cars are still a no-no for this stretch. It is literally impossible for said rides to pass through the worse dirt road leading to Palm Beach and the downward slope from the hill to the resort itself.

This is what the dirt road looked like

We didn't get to take photos of the mountain-like dirt road and the downward slope leading to the resort as we had our mouths open in amazement and our fingers crossed the whole time.

After five hours of travel (stopovers included), we finally arrived at the resort. The room assigned to us is simply divine! It can fit up to six people, with two on each bed, one on the sofa, and one on the pullout underneath the sofa. Mind you, even I, a 5'9er, can fit on the sofa comfortably.

View from the room

Two king-sized beds

Sofa with pullout

Here are some of the shots around the resort.


Helpful signs

The casa at night

I fell in love with the beach, but the click-happy me willingly gave up swimming and tanning (reason here) in favor of capturing the landscape.


Nice view


I will definitely go back to Palm Beach as I find their accommodations above my expected standards, but only when we are in SUV's.

Super thanks to RM who agreed to let SU and me hitch so I can leave my a-bit-lowered car in Manila.

Photo Credits: me

Friday, June 13, 2008

Beauty is Skin Deep

Hi, I am S, and I am a sun worshipper.

Or at least I used to be a sun worshipper.

I TEMPORARILY (sorry I'm not ready to put a permanent closure on my tanning opportunities) abandoned my quest for golden caramel skin when my boyfriend, who shall be named CF, sweetly informed me he likes my fair-skinned look better than my tan.

For as long as I can remember, I have always brought tanning lotions with me to the beach while the rest of my friends brought sunblocks with the highest SPF's. Sometimes, I even forgo the tanning lotion just for the sake of getting the most out of the sun. Bad, I know.

The last time I went to the beach, the obedient me packed a bottle of sunblock with SPF75, a que horror accessory in my tanning days. I didn't get to use it though since I skipped the swimming part in favor of shooting landscape and portraits.

Bottom line, do guys like Snow-Whites or Sun Goddesses?

Fair vs Tanned

I would appreciate you dropping some of your inputs.

Photo credits: Picasaweb, Shisheido