Alas, it’s that time of the year where we’ve finally reached the closing chapters. The homestretch to where we reflect, access and recollect our thoughts whether or not we’ve made a difference or not. Many will feel proud, others will not, but that’s the cycle where blessed to have another chance next year round. So ask yourself, how have you progressed?
I come to the rooftop solely to reflect and appreciate how lucky I am to be alive. Sometimes I tend to forget how privileged I am to be honored to wear such cool brands that I’m wearing like Original Penguin PH and all the accessories SM Accessories have overindulged me with. I’m very thankful and I hope you guys enjoy the photos my team put together.
The Supreme cap was courtesy of my pal Keith Thompson. In fact it was a last minute addition to my outfit as he so happened to have left it in my apartment. With all honesty, I don’t want to give it back after seeing how dope it looks with this ensemble.
Supreme caps are quite hard to attain hard to catch here in the Philippines. There are many fakes that wander around as there’s no designated Supreme shop here in the Philippines. All I can recommend is if you check out Aesthetic Hype via Facebook if you want authentic new drops. I know the guys personally and their merchandising is done spot-on.
I found this jacket hiding on the shelves of the Original Penguin store in Trinoma. Minimal pattern seemed right at the time and aside from looking trendy, it’s light made of 100% polyester, making it suitable for the weather conditions here in the Philippines if you’re looking for that extra layer.
Don’t be afraid to mix pink with your outfits. I use to think pink was hard to work with, by simply mixing it up with pink and black can end up giving a real steezy overall look.
If it’s one thing I really can appreciate since working as brand manager for Neff Headwear, it’s being able to have the luxury to be outdoors for meetings and keep myself physically active. I’m an active guy, so I always want to be on the move.
Over the weekend I was able to head over to Salcedo Village to catch up with my photographer friend Sean Armenta for a meeting with NeffPH. If you haven’t yet come across his name, he’s a very well recognized photographer based in LA, now working here in the Philippines (check him out - http://seanarmenta.com/). After catching up for coffee, he recommended that I’d check out his building rooftop if ever I decided take photos of the skyline of Makati. The weather was overcast at the time, but lucky enough for me there was no rain in sight, so I took his word and opted to try something different.
After countless steps making my way to the rooftop, it felt like I was never going to make it. Here I thought I could getaway with being lazy utilizing my resources by taking the lift to the very top, but it turned out to be a trek-and-a-half haha. Once I finally made it, the feeling was glorious!
Back home, it’s quite rare to have the luxury to be able have public access to a rooftop building, let alone be on a helipad. In most cases, security guards can have you imprisoned overnight for trespassing. Lucky for me being in the Philippines ;)
Lately I’ve been growing interest for newcomer clothing brand, River Island since their store opening here in Manila at SM Aura. If it’s one thing I can appreciate the most about their clothes, it would certainly be the quality of the fabric they use. Unlike other clothing labels I’ve recently come across, River Island have button-down shirts that actually make you feel like you’re wearing something. None of this 70% Cotton/20% polyester rubbish.
As much as I love the shirt I’m wearing, I’d have to say I was very selective towards what I’d picked, seeing as I wasn’t entirely impressed with their overall collection. From what I had seen of their campaigns and e-commerce websites, none of which were to be seen, giving the impression that there’s either more to come, or this is simply the leftovers from last years sale in the UK… Overall, I look forward to their next collection because I do think there is potential for the brand to do well here in the Philippines.
I’ve had these Sebago Shoes for quite some time now. We (the shoes and I) have gone through some tough times together battling the weather conditions here in the Philippines and needless to say, these shoes have been one of the best purchases.
SM Accessories to the rescue! I managed to score this watch last week right after I had just lost my Casio vintage watch and it’s done a pretty decent job so far as my back-up everyday watch. I you’re the kind of guy that goes in and out of watches like theirs no tomorrow, you should definitely consider SM Accessories as their prices cannot be beaten!
For all my friends who manage to check out my previous post on Globe GCASH, guess what, I’ve got some awesome and exciting news to tell you! As of today, GCASH American Express is giving everyone the opportunity to brace the biggest sale of the season! THE BLACK FRIDAY SALE!
Since jumping on board the Globe GCASH Virtual Pay system last month, it just so happened to be the perfect timing. If it’s your first time to come across Globe GCASH, this will be the perfect opportunity for me to authentically give you guys a run though and show you exactly how you can easily benefit from Globe’s GCASH Wallet. As of November 6 – December 8, 2013, Globe’s letting you Enjoy great deals and more when you shop for U.S. Black Friday items online! Use your GCASH American Express® Virtual Pay and get a shipping rebate from My Shopping Box.
Here’s how the mechanics work:
This promo is available to: Exclusive to GCash American Express Virtual Pay subscribers
Promo Period: November 6 – December 8, 2013
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
- This promo entitles the subscriber to the following refunds*:
- Php 6 discount for every full dollar spent for My Shopping Box shipping fees, paid from November 6 to November 24, 2013 (e.g. Php 60 discount for a $10.50 My Shopping Box shipping fee)
- Php 12 discount for every full dollar spent for My Shopping Box shipping fees, paid from November 25 to December 8, 2013 (e.g. Php 120 discount for a $10.50 My Shopping Box shipping fee)
* The above refunds will be applied on top of the standard 3-5% discount all GCash American Express Virtual Pay subscribers enjoy on their My Shopping Box shipments.
- In order to qualify for the refund, the subscriber should:
- Post “Just bought a [ITEM] from [ONLINE MERCHANT] using #GCASHAMEX this #GCashBlackFriday sale season! Can’t wait to get it!” on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram
- Take a screenshot of the post
- Visit beta.globe.com.ph/gcashblackfriday and submit the following via the online form:
i. Mobile number registered to the GCash American Express Virtual Pay account
ii. My Shopping Box Packing Reference and Tracking Number (My Shopping Box shipping fee must already be settled separately in order to qualify for the refund)
iii. Screenshot of the post
iv. For Facebook/Twitter posts: URL of the post; For Instagram: username of the account used to post (NOTE: the post/account should be set on public, otherwise the subscriber will not be eligible to avail of the discount)
- All subscribers who submit the complete requirements on or before Thursday will receive the refund via GCash by Friday of the following week.
- Subscribers can only avail of the refund after they pay for their My Shopping Box shipping fee and submit the necessary information to the GCash team.
- All discounts will be sent via GCash to the mobile number registered to the GCash American Express Virtual Pay account used to make the payment.
- Subscribers can only avail of the refund once per transaction.
- This promo is exclusive to GCash American Express Virtual Pay subscribers.
I really hope you can take the opportunity to read more about Globe GCASH, because if you’re the type of guy that’s looking to save time in anyway possible. This will help you answer your prayers! Haha