The Road to Happy

2013-02-21 23.30.04

“Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.” ― Marcel Proust I only have a week left in my trip and had little expectation of anything else that would make it more special than it already is. However, my sister had one last trick up her sleeve. Spoiler. The Road to Happy The Road to Happy - Scrapbook made by Shai Coggins esp for me My heart. Big sis had taken time and effort to make me one of her awesome scrapbooks as a farewell gift. MELT. I go cry nao. I've always admired her artistic skills and enjoyed looking at scrapbooks she'd make for her kids. We'd talk about the how's and the why's, sharing bits about my own foray in the arts, i.e. recent … [Read more...]

Bloggers Do It Better and the business of re-connecting

StyleManila.com Tog du jour: Military Chic

For the past year or so, I've been searching for something that will help bring back a bit of what blogging used to mean for me. I had missed the community that genuinely wishes to engage in conversations that aim to share and connect. I missed participating in blog carnivals wherein I revel in thematic posts of other bloggers that openly and sincerely wishes to connect with me. Who wouldn't appreciate and accept a real offer of virtual friendship? I most certainly would! There are many ways to go about this, I guess. I can (1) increase the frequency of my blogging across all my blogs (I do have a number of them, you see), (2) find the time to blog-hop, (3) get over this bug that editorialises my brain thus taking away the desire to … [Read more...]

Welcome The Indie Fashion Blog

Indie Style File, Sasha Manuel | The Parody, Online Journal of Sasha Manuel

UPDATE: This blog is now defunct. For more on indie fashion, feel free to visit Style Manila. --------------- November is an anniversary month for me. I'll be celebrating Tops 2 Bottoms' 3rd year on the 17th and yesterday marks the official date of my taking on the b5media blog, Indie Style File. "Welcoming the new month is the arrival of my own filed thoughts on Indie Fashion. Hi all and I’m Sasha Manuel. I’ve been a fashion blogger for as long as I can remember myself blogging and so, taking on Indie Style File is a great pleasure cuz I absolutely love Indie!" --- Sasha Manuel, Indie Style File The excitement I had felt when I found out that I can stretch my fashion blogging reach to include and embrace something that I've … [Read more...]

Today I Am Thankful, Week 4

A day late but with good reason. How can I possibly let this week pass without a post on the things that I'm thankful for? Esp since this past week, I was reminded of the dreams I had listed down eight (8) years ago. Yes, I have a journal to prove it. LOL. We all have dreams and wants in life that seemingly fuels our drive to wake up each morning and do the things we ought to do for the day. We may wish for small things and, sometimes, we dare to dream big. The important thing is to never stop dreaming and, of course, chasing after those dreams. I've always been the type who'd set goals and establish a list of wishes that leads to the achievement of the goal. It often feels like I would always prefer to go for the bigger fish but … [Read more...]

Of Interviews, Events and Features

My week started out with news on the article on Fashion blogs getting published on Manila Bulletin. It was a Sunday. We all know how Sunday issues are hard to find late into the day. Yes. I only read the sms late Sunday afternoon, hence, my missing to get a hard copy. Yonina Chan got in touch with me, requesting an interview cuz she was doing a piece on local fashion blogs. I agreed, so we met and got it over with. She's a doll. Very down-to-earth. Here's a link to an online copy of the article: Shout outs to style by Yonina Chan, Manila Bulletin, 06 April 2008 After that, my week was filled with stuff to do. Like gym (aherm, aherm!), work, and events. I was at the NOKIA Soul of the Night event at the Embassy Superclub and the … [Read more...]