Proudly Pinoy! Ho venticinque anni oggi

Ho venticinque anni oggi

forever isko. international studies graduate. ex-french major/italian minor. corporate slave. foreign languages and culture lover. stargazer. moderately wanderlust. quite opinionated. ebay addict. bag hoarder. true 90s kid. ruthless potty-mouth. interested in a lot of things. rants every once in a while.

(personal rather than private space from my usual online presence, this is more... uninhibited? so if you know me, O hay der!!! =p ★)

09/25/2011
I’m so proud of myself! I just finished cleaning my room before another week of papers and files scattered everywhere. However, I’m proud of the fact that I’ve put my feet down and decided to keep the rest of the bags that I don’t use. Now, I just left seven bags outside that I will rotate for 3-4 days. Everyday if I can help it but I usually leave something important in the previous day’s bag so that would be a bit difficult. <3

09/25/2011

I’m so proud of myself! I just finished cleaning my room before another week of papers and files scattered everywhere. However, I’m proud of the fact that I’ve put my feet down and decided to keep the rest of the bags that I don’t use. Now, I just left seven bags outside that I will rotate for 3-4 days. Everyday if I can help it but I usually leave something important in the previous day’s bag so that would be a bit difficult. <3

 09/23/2011
F*CK! I&#8217;M NOW IN ONE OF MY TOWERING RAGES!
I&#8217;ve had enough! I&#8217;m no longer lending my things to other people. I&#8217;m careful of my bags especially my vintage items! Now I no longer know what to do with this one  because having it repaired in the store will cost WAYYYYYYYYYY more than how much I bought it. Then &#8216;lo and behold, I get the &#8220;it&#8217;s-already-old-to-begin-with" argument!!! F*CK. F*CK. F*CK. I want to smash plates and break televisions using a titanium baseball bat!!! &gt;_______________&lt;

 09/23/2011

F*CK! I’M NOW IN ONE OF MY TOWERING RAGES!

I’ve had enough! I’m no longer lending my things to other people. I’m careful of my bags especially my vintage items! Now I no longer know what to do with this one  because having it repaired in the store will cost WAYYYYYYYYYY more than how much I bought it. Then ‘lo and behold, I get the “it’s-already-old-to-begin-with" argument!!! F*CK. F*CK. F*CK. I want to smash plates and break televisions using a titanium baseball bat!!! >_______________<

La più bella et meravigliosa modella italiana d&#8217;alta moda per me &lt;3

La più bella et meravigliosa modella italiana d’alta moda per me <3

Toblerone et Louis Vuitton

Toblerone et Louis Vuitton

(Photo from www.eonline.com)
Finally. Angelina Jolie for Louis Vuitton (with an Alto GM)! &lt;3

(Photo from www.eonline.com)

Finally. Angelina Jolie for Louis Vuitton (with an Alto GM)! <3

06/07/2011

TIWOE (Things I Won on Ebay) #15

My enthusiasm for this bag is totally overshadowed by my exasperation on my last post. Anyway, it was relatively smaller than my Nil, thus can contain not a lot of things. Just look how small it is compared to the Saumur 35 as well. Oh well, I can live with it. It is a discontinued item and it was one the bags I really coveted so I must stop bitching about it.

06/07/2011
Aaaaaaaaaaargh! I&#8217;m not selfish with my bags. I know that most of them do not get used so I&#8217;m accustomed to lend them to people I&#8217;m really close with (very close friends, family members and my boyfriend). The last time I used this Nil messenger was when we went to HK/Macau last September 2010 and I let Mon use it since then.
Fast forward to seven months after, I asked Mon if I could borrow the bag just for a couple of minutes because I wanted to compare with it the size of the Gibecière bag I got from Ebay, which arrived earlier today. I was just curious to find the exact date code of the Nil and when I closed the zipper &#8212;- it did not zip properly! O________O
I was horrorstruck.
I immediately went up to him and asked since when this has happened and I got a &#8220;well-you-already-know-about-this-months-before-right?&#8221; reply. F*CK. If I knew about this, why the hell am I going ballistic about it now?
I&#8217;m so pissed. If right from the start, I was informed that the bag had zipper issues, I won&#8217;t be this mad. Now, I&#8217;m almost accused of beating myself over a bag. This is really irritating. I take good care of my bags, even the ones I use a lot.
Most of them are vintage and need extra care. I let my sister use my first Gucci messenger three years ago and it was returned to me with the backside frayed as hell. I let her use my Marc Jacobs coin purse and it was returned to me without the leather&#8217;s usual shine and luster &#8212;- from spazzolato to matte. I allowed one of my friends to use one Gucci sling bag because of his European trip a few months back and it was returned to me with the zipper malfunctioning. And finally, this Nil is definitely having the same issues with that last bag I lent.
Call me selfish, but from now on, I will no longer let anyone borrow any of my stuff. &gt;_&lt;

06/07/2011

Aaaaaaaaaaargh! I’m not selfish with my bags. I know that most of them do not get used so I’m accustomed to lend them to people I’m really close with (very close friends, family members and my boyfriend). The last time I used this Nil messenger was when we went to HK/Macau last September 2010 and I let Mon use it since then.

Fast forward to seven months after, I asked Mon if I could borrow the bag just for a couple of minutes because I wanted to compare with it the size of the Gibecière bag I got from Ebay, which arrived earlier today. I was just curious to find the exact date code of the Nil and when I closed the zipper —- it did not zip properly! O________O

I was horrorstruck.

I immediately went up to him and asked since when this has happened and I got a “well-you-already-know-about-this-months-before-right?” reply. F*CK. If I knew about this, why the hell am I going ballistic about it now?

I’m so pissed. If right from the start, I was informed that the bag had zipper issues, I won’t be this mad. Now, I’m almost accused of beating myself over a bag. This is really irritating. I take good care of my bags, even the ones I use a lot.

Most of them are vintage and need extra care. I let my sister use my first Gucci messenger three years ago and it was returned to me with the backside frayed as hell. I let her use my Marc Jacobs coin purse and it was returned to me without the leather’s usual shine and luster —- from spazzolato to matte. I allowed one of my friends to use one Gucci sling bag because of his European trip a few months back and it was returned to me with the zipper malfunctioning. And finally, this Nil is definitely having the same issues with that last bag I lent.

Call me selfish, but from now on, I will no longer let anyone borrow any of my stuff. >_<

This is definitely NOT a city top handle. It&#8217;s a white pearl goatskin Balenciaga weekender. See those three rivets?  Love them 2NE1 girls! :) &lt;3

This is definitely NOT a city top handle. It’s a white pearl goatskin Balenciaga weekender. See those three rivets?  Love them 2NE1 girls! :) <3

(Photo from the seller&#8217;s auction)
Impulsive me! *hammers self* But I can&#8217;t resist! I remember when I was still new to online shopping, I saw the same bag but I lost on the bidding war! Three years after, I saw it again and I immediately closed the deal (in less than an hour) with the seller and she f*cking gave it to me for Php 1.5k&#160;?!?!?!?! That&#8217;s less than US$ 35!?!?!?!?
I can&#8217;t believe it! It is a vintage Sac Gibecière MM! I can&#8217;t believe my luck!!! It is not mint but I&#8217;m always in love with darkened vachetta so no complaints there! I might need to re-service the strap but I don&#8217;t care!!!! LOVE IT!!! Will be paying for it on Monday, though =D

(Photo from the seller’s auction)

Impulsive me! *hammers self* But I can’t resist! I remember when I was still new to online shopping, I saw the same bag but I lost on the bidding war! Three years after, I saw it again and I immediately closed the deal (in less than an hour) with the seller and she f*cking gave it to me for Php 1.5k ?!?!?!?! That’s less than US$ 35!?!?!?!?

I can’t believe it! It is a vintage Sac Gibecière MM! I can’t believe my luck!!! It is not mint but I’m always in love with darkened vachetta so no complaints there! I might need to re-service the strap but I don’t care!!!! LOVE IT!!! Will be paying for it on Monday, though =D

05/30/2011

In a nutshell (or a couple of pictures), here are some of the things we did when we were in Hong Kong for three days (or four, if you count our vol de nuit hehehe)

Top 10 Things I Thought About:

1) Earplugs are my new best friends. I love flying but I’m helpless against painful descents.

2) Mints and Vicks Vaporub are my second best friends. I get easily nauseous with weird odors (from things, and most especially people.)

3) I must definitely have new Air Force 1 sneakers. That Dior Homme sneakers may be less bulky but comfort is always the key. AF1s are always comfortable!

4) I should follow my gut feeling. We almost got lost several times because I let Mon do the navigation around the MTR exits. I’m very capable of reading maps so I should muster the courage to slightly dampen his enthusiasm and lead the way =P

5) I’m not really a big spender in terms of shopping because I just don’t like haggling in person.

6) When I thought that I brought enough underwear, I was wrong. Add another one because I’ll be needing just one more.

7) When I thought I brought a lot of shirts, I was right. I definitely brought some shirts I ended up not using and even repeated one because they are more comfortable.

8) Never ever neglect the time allowance for checking in and being present in the boarding gate, unless we want to end up in again in another flight going to New Delhi with passengers arguing with the people at the gate.

9) It is always wise to buy the HK$ 220 Airport Travel Express Octopus Card if you were a tourist using the MTR most of the time. But remember NOT to use the card from the Airport station because you are sure to blow your one free ride going back. Just take the cab again going to Tung Chung and use the card to your heart’s content.

10) We were lucky we got friends (working in Disney) who willingly ‘hosted’ our stay and even let us in the Disneyland Park for free! <3

It was the first time Mon and I went abroad without another person (last September with our friend Ikle to HK-Macau & last November to Kota Kinabalu with Mama). Next stop, South Korea four months from now!!! =D

Louis Vuitton - Central, Hong Kong (photo taken by me - 05/26/2011)

Louis Vuitton - Central, Hong Kong (photo taken by me - 05/26/2011)

HONG KONG BOUND!

05/25/2011

^____________^ It’s already sunny but we’re hoping that the rain won’t come!!! FIGHT!!!

fyunknowledgablefashionista:

a contestant on ANTM said something along those lines………

DING DING DING DING DING! THAT&#8217;S ALASIA!!! LOLOLOL

fyunknowledgablefashionista:

a contestant on ANTM said something along those lines………

DING DING DING DING DING! THAT’S ALASIA!!! LOLOLOL

GOOD FRIDAY - MY FIRST VISITA IGLESIA

04/22/2011

It’s holiday in the Philippines because we observe Maundy Thursday and Good Friday… well, most people do. I have never tried doing Visita Iglesia and do the “Stations of the Cross”, so I agreed to accompany my cousins and nephew to visit 7 churches/chapels/parishes.

Our Lady of Aranzazu (San Mateo, Rizal)

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HOW DARE YOU!

03/20/2011

ATTENTION VERO/EBAY:   PLEASE DO NOT REMOVE MY LISTING, AS I AM NOT IN VIOLATION OF ANY TRADEMARK OR COPYRIGHT LAWS.  ALL PICTURES ARE MY OWN INCLUDING THE WRITTEN DESCRIPTIONS.  ALL DESIGNER ITEMS I SELL ARE MY OWN (FROM PRIVATE COLLECTION) & GUARANTEED 100% AUTHENTIC. “

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OH NO YOU DIDN’T! “ALL PICTURES ARE MY OWN INCLUDING THE WRITTEN DESCRIPTIONS” MY ASS! THE FUCKING NERVE!

I was just browsing on eBay and saw that the previous buyer of my LV cartouchiere is selling the bag twice the amount I have sold it to her. No prob with that, she can resell it as much as she wants. However, I just noticed that she copied EVERYTHING from how I describe the item up to the littlest details I have painstakingly thought of! I reported that bitch right away to eBay! Come on, I can’t stop you from reselling it but please have the decency to think of what to put in your auction! That description is “very me” and, modesty aside, it was well-FUCKING-researched! BITCH PLEASE!

ETA:

And the bitch is ‘keyword-spamming’! A Kate Spade bag then putting lv, coach, gucci, zara, f21 alongside it??? Off to the ‘Report item’ you go!

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