Angel's Herald: March 2007

Havaianas Logo: Desperate Call For Help

Posted by: Angelicum on Saturday, March 31, 2007
Will you be in Boracay from March 31 (today!) to April 7? Do you know someone who'll be there? Are you a real friend? (hahaha!) Please help me!!!

Today, Havaianas will start selling three limited-edition flip-flop designs, the Polka Dots Mono, Nautical Stripes and Logo, in a special Havaianas spot on the beach. These special flip-flops will be sold exclusively to the visitors of Boracay and will only be available until supplies last (I think this means it will only be available today and tomorrow, not the expected whole week, store bouncers anyone?!).

Left: Nautical Stripes With thick white and blue/red stripes, Nautical Stripes evokes the fashion and spirit of the French Riviera circa 1950s and 60s (think: Grace Kelly in To Catch a Thief).

Center: One of the styles Havaianas will make available for Boracay pilgrims this summer, the Polka Dots Mono, features bold white dots, on red, green and navy soles.

Right: Havaianas Logo For those espousing the clean look of minimalism, Havaianas Logo is the perfect pair. Prominently featuring the Havaianas logo on the straps of a plain-colored sole, Havaianas Logo is simplicity at its best.

I'm willing to pay you twice the original price! Hahaha! So this: Havaianas Logo Navy Blue, Size 41/42 (seen there at the picture, right). Please?!?!


Hostage Taker, Sosi

Posted by: Angelicum on Wednesday, March 28, 2007
Wow, just wow. Quoting Emsie's private messages via YM.

"flash report: 30 daycare pupils in a bus held hostage by men armed with grenade. hostage taker demands to secure education for the kids... if they get out alive."

"hostage crisis update: pumasok si bong revilla sa bus... apparently the hostage takers are fans. now, jolo revilla is being interviewed on tv.. "moment ko din to daddy!""

"so, the hostage taker john ducat is a former governor of cavite. what's up with ex-governors? explain leviste... anyone?"

Children were given toys by the hostage taker. Sosyal..

Ducat, his demands, fast facts.. (a CNN-featured drama):

  • He wants candles lighted at 7 o'clock (1100 GMT), and then he will let the children go.
  • We want housing and schooling for 145 kids in a daycare center.
  • "I love these kids; that's why I am here," Ducat told DZMM radio, The Associated Press reported. "I invited the children for a field trip.
  • "You can be assured that I cannot hurt the children. In case I need to shed blood, I will not be the first to fire. I am telling the policemen, have pity on these children."
  • Ducat was disqualified as a congressional candidate in 2001, AP reported. It was not immediately clear why he was disqualified.
  • He used the opportunity to criticize the nation's political system, accusing it of graft and corruption and telling Filipinos not to depend on their politicians.
  • "He actually knows all of these children and all of the teachers of the bus," said Social Welfare Secretary Esperanza Cabral, who talked with Ducat on the phone. "He has been a donor to the daycare center and to the school."


I am watching Ducat release these poor children right now, through CNN. Such a shame that The Philippines has no strategic system whatsoever, Ducat handed over the grenade to Chavit Singson (running for Senate, total sucker), not an experienced, licensed and knowledgeable police (or whatever specialist you call that). Why Chavit? Who let him in? Why is he allowed to come near? My goodness.

All scenarios before the release I spent by watching 4 movies in-a-row. This is after 3 straight days of pure heat and stickiness, and the feeling of a pork being marinated under the sun.

This is after skipping a day off work. I'm currently working on a hotel project in Baguio and Bicol.

And at the mailbox today, a thank you gift from Rea after interviewing me about The United Nations Gender Mainstreaming Committee.

Can't wait until the Weekend.


Posted by: Angelicum on Friday, March 23, 2007
Thursday's original plan was to design our own Havaianas at Rockwell for its first of five might-not-happen-again days. Excited and eager to put one Swarovski (each) stud on the inny point of my planned White-thong Navy Blue-sole Havs, along with my friends who also planned to make their own, it didn’t push through.

We went to Penang Hill at The Promanade instead, way before the ordinary human being's lunch time.

And even if I'm allergic with Prawns (and anything Malansa or Fishy), I helped myself with one.

After the hearty and bingy (too full) lunch, we headed to a liars' den fake Louis Vuitton haven Greenhills for some cellphone snatching hunting and ended up buying one.

The best way to relax after a sweat-extracting heat inside Greenhills? A good coffee while bumming on a couch inside an Air-Conditioned Starbucks. No, we sun-bathe sat outside on a stainless-steal patio chair under the great Manila sun.

How about Isaw for dinner? We challenged our intestines by actually eating intestines!!! Hahaha! The legendary Isaw of UP, my first time to eat there. It's not my first time to eat Isaw though. I am a little sure I ate at least 38 sticks all in all that night. I didn't eat the Pork Isaw though, Chicken Isaw loyalist here..

I just think that Chicken Isaw is still tolerable as it is so small and cute, Pork Isaw on the other hand is a little too much for me, I think it's even bigger than our own intestines, just not right.

And because it's not everyday that I/we get to eat deadly/fatal foods, we thought it’s well justified to take some Kodak moments even if tens of people around were laughing at us. Anyway with these street foods, it might even be the last photo opp. Ahahaha! By the way I get to see Earl Ignacio of the lost Tropang Trumpo fame, I so so like that show (Tropang Trumpo) back then.

As always, after so many shots that I finally looked like an appropriate human being, it's blurry again.

Wow, finally after a week I blogged again! Back to earth!

I'm Organized

Posted by: Angelicum on Saturday, March 17, 2007
Define Organized


Eleksyon 2007: Balota sa Banyo

Posted by: Angelicum on Monday, March 12, 2007
December last year, I together with a group was talking to politicians and municipalities to raise funds for a project I can't disclose (pick your answer: a-scholarships for children, b-an advocacy event, c-collagen project for my lips hahaha). Now, what are these ballots doing here at the ceiling of the washroom?

And yes, unto the bigger washroom comes more..

I'm not sure if these ballots are supposed to be stocked in its respective municipalities, but even if the answer is yes, aren't these boxes supposed to be taken care of out for the dangers of rusts.

Now if you know where this precious 15th hundred painting is located, then you'll have a clue where the ballot pictures were taken. Can you believe, stupid Gema Araneta tried her best to buy this humongous painting for only 2-million pesos?! Not because she's negotiating with people from the province means she can fool them. Cheaptard on the loose!

And of course, the Channing-Tatum-pout to save the world from corruption and impurities...Hahahaha!

Conclusion? Don't vote Richard Gomez for senator or I'll leave the country!

Eleksyon 2007: Pichay, Itanim Sa Lupa

Posted by: Angelicum on Friday, March 09, 2007
It's election time once again! First of, Prospero Pichay. I'll be posting politicians whom I don't want you to vote! Not to mention, juicy insider pictures of illegally sheltered ballots from the previous election that I was able to capture through my visits to municipalities for meeting the Mayors.

I really am wondering saan kinukuha ni Pichay ang pera niya for his commercials?! God, the punchlines' so so shallow. And the way he looked...booo!

Raising Their Voices

Posted by: Angelicum
This cute yet informative book about the Millennium Development Goals was published last year, never had the opportunity to share it. Download the whole book here. (right-click and 'save target as')

Of course I was chosen to be featured for the Philippine page. Click this image to see the article about me. Haha.

This report raises the voices of the many young people who have taken the Millennium Development Goals to their communities over the past year. From Cambodia to Zambia, Uruguay to the Pacific Islands, youth have spread the word about the importance of the Goals among their friends, family members and communities. They have organized workshops, conferences and rallies, they lobbied their governments to keep their promises and they have taken local action to help achieve the Goals by 2015. Inside, young people will find inspiration and examples of activities that they can replicate in their own communities, while policy makers and members of the international community will find evidence that with adequate support, resources and empowerment, young people can constitute the critical mass that is needed to drive and lead the changes that need to happen if the Goals are to be achieved by 2015.

Near-Hiatus Absence

Posted by: Angelicum
I wasn't able to blog for like two weeks now, hell busy for doing this..


and this...

I'll finish it very soon and it's time to party again! I've been spending nights doing all possible rituals and feng shui-following ways just so to put myself within the mood of finishing this project. Not to mention, lots and lots of Coke and pills for headache, cough and flu.

Who Has A Drinking Problem?

Posted by: Angelicum on Thursday, March 01, 2007
Me! Coke though, I've been drinking like 2 1.5 bottles of coke overnight while trying to finish a design project for the past 4 days. It has also been an affirmation that I may actually be a real artist. Hahaha! Why? Cause even if I am more than well paid of for a project, I won't meet their deadline if I don't want to unless I'm in high spirits (spirits as in soda, Coke) to do so. However, I'm not sure if this is being an artist or simply being a brat.

I've never even tried alcohol, but can you get drunk with Coke?

Here's a good alcohol for underage slash illegal drinkers. Rehydrate. Rehabilitate. Intoxicate. Introducing Adequite, the world's first single-grain triple-distilled luxury vodka available in a discreet plastic container that resembles an innocent - yet stylish - water bottle. Specially developed by troubled alcohol enthusiast and occasional movie actress Lindsay Lohan, Adequite is the solution to the problem you're not ready to admit you have.

For feel-good angel-projecting peeps out there like me, orange juice or Coke will do. Take a look at Harry Potter Equus actor pornstar Daniel Radcliffe for example, 17, underage, orange juice!

And a blog re-post which I think is funny.

Conclusion: I haven't blogged for a week cause I'm so busy it's not even funny anymore.