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Soakin’ Up the Sun, Street, and So Much More in Between

Hello again! It’s been such a long time since I posted and the feeling I’m getting right now ,as I type away is sort of like being back home after a long vacation from far away. It’s good to be back but in a way it’s kind of terrifying to face all the realities one would refuse to deal with while on vacation. So, anyway, I have not been far away for any vacation whatsoever (I wish I was though) because as a matter of fact I have been working my a** off since summer started. It’s a different kind of stress though. It’s far different from the stress school work brought you. I don’t know what to compare it with but all I know is I like it. A few of friends and I have been so busy organizing this car show on May 25, 2013. Don’t get me wrong though, I wouldn’t say that I’m very into cars because till now I would say my knowledge about cars remains to be on an amateur level;that and the fact that I do not drive at all. So, I keep on asking myself if what I’m doing is the right thing. But you know what? When someone close to you asks you to do something, you just can’t say no. Well, you can say no but it’d be very difficult. Also, I figured this would be a good application of everything I have learned about advertising. But I guess the real reason as to why I agreed to this is beyond all the opportunities this car show could possibly give me. It’s more of a sentimental reason; makes me feel connected somehow to someone who used to be a big part of my future but somehow might become someone from the past. LOL

So, moving on… We went on a little ocular visit to our event’s venue, Makati City Hall… I admit it’s a bit unusual for a car show to be held at a government office, but then again Coast 2 Coast isn’t your ordinary car show. We’ve got big plans for this brand and we won’t stop till we achieve them. More about our car show on the next posts but for now here’s what I wore:

my “turista” outfit LOL It’s been so hot lately here in the Metro, don’t you agree? Ugh

neon yellow and gold necklace from my friend, Tricia
Tribal-inspired tank top from Artwork

shorts from Greenhills
Gold sneakers from my friend, Lui
Cap – Polo by Ralph Lauren

outfit post muna while on the job…

Made our way to The Collective at Malugay St. in Makati to check it out for our event’s photo shoot. Indeed, we used the place for the shoot less than a week ago…

The place is definitely a haven for any artistic soul. Various graffiti artwork filled the place. We thought it suited our event’s theme perfectly.

Many thanks to my photogs for the day and for the rest of summer, probably LOL Lui and Muj

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China Town Street Style

In the height of all the preparations the being done for the Lunar New Year, my fellow communications students and I went on an educational trip to Binondo, Manila (China Town), to soak in the rich Chinese culture right in the heart of Manila. Binondo was established by the Spaniards as the confinement of the Chinese immigrants in Manila during the Spanish rule in the Philippines. But it is said that the Chinese were already living in Binondo before the Spaniards came. Binondo is apparently the oldest China Town in the world and it is home to authentic Chinese culture. It was once the business and financial district of Manila up until World War 2. After the war, most establishments relocated to Makati City. The street is the center of Binondo life as this is where people sold their products, this is where they socialized, and etc. And the streets of Binondo were festive just in time for the new year. We could have never chosen a better time to visit Binondo than right before the Lunar New Year.

Binondo Church where the famous Philippine hero, Andres Bonifacio, got married

Binondo Church where the famous Philippine hero, Andres Bonifacio, got married

China Town feels

China Town feels

One of our tour guides, Anson

One of our tour guides, Anson

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The famous Ongpin Street

The famous Ongpin Street

Street vendor...

Street vendor…

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"bakpia" or more popularly known as "hopia" is a pastry filled with purple yam or red mung bean

“bakpia” or more popularly known as “hopia” is a pastry filled with purple yam or red mung bean

Jenni posing with this cart of oranges...

Jenni posing with this cart of oranges…

gingers tied with red ribbons...I'm not entirely sure why they do this but it made everything seem more festive... The streets were filled with these.

gingers tied with red ribbons…I’m not entirely sure why they do this but it made everything seem more festive… The streets were filled with these.

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fresh crustaceans!

fresh crustaceans!

Aey in front of A.E.Y General Merchandise Store LOL

Aey in front of A.E.Y General Merchandise Store LOL

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ARM CANDY!!!! HAHAHAHA! Lucky charms for the new year!

ARM CANDY!!!! HAHAHAHA! Lucky charms for the new year!

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street style

street style

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Binondo OOTD lol

Binondo OOTD lol

Inside a Taoist temple

Inside a Taoist temple

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prayers to the god of the Arts and Literature

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mahjong!

mahjong!

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The perfect ending to an enriching morning... A full-on lauriat lunch at President's Tea House, one of the oldest Chinese restaurants in Manila

The perfect ending to a perfect histo-cultural walk… A full-on lauriat lunch at President’s Tea House, one of the oldest Chinese restaurants in Manila

beat!

beat!

A walk through the historical streets of Binondo was such a memorable and enriching experience. Kung Hei Fat Choi everyone!

Photos by: Myself and Tal Ybarola

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