Wednesday, September 23, 2009

i finally did it!

it's been ages since i last cut my hair real short. i think it's more than 5 years already. it's also been so long i've been itching to snip my hair short again. for a new look, new aura, new everything... though i really want to change my look every now and then, my laziness to go to the salon leaves me to just a one length, straight long hair look for years. so i end up looking the same for years, a trim every now and then, till i finally get that time and chance for a trip to a good salon. by good salon, i mean that which can really provide totally satisfying services. well ya, there are way so many good salons around, but i really haven't found "the one" for me (naks! parang syota lang e no?). as they say in the vernacular, "yung hiyang sa'yo." i believe that you really have to find not just that salon, but also the right stylist for you. and i think i finally have found mine.

i read about abel pineda in niña sandejas' old blog. abel is niña's hairstylist, i guess for years now. he's the one responsible for niña's ever changing cool hairstyles. a satisfied customer, she made a facebook fan page for him and posted pictures of some of his creations. i've always admired niña's hairstyles and her total style as well. what can you expect from a great fashion stylist? but then again, when i saw the haircuts that abel did and are posted on his fan page, i had that strong feeling that he maybe is "the one" i am looking for. and indeed he is!

aside from niña, abel's clients include rockstars, djs, and the like. oh and another thing, abel won in a hairstyling competition in the country (that which brought him to london) and guess in what category? rebellious phase (the categories are named after the various phases of life). ahihihi! :)

after a long day at the salon last saturday, my friend and i deserved a reward since we didn't really have an appropriate lunch because we were at the salon from 12noon to 5pm. yes, 5hours! but it's truly worth it! :D

ice cream anyone?

pistachio ice cream and strawberry sorbet at gelatone, greenbelt3

we also had a veggie sandwich, but we weren't able to take a picture of it. we ate it as soon as it was served. hehe...

abel is with razzle dazzle salon in rada street, makati city. i wanted to post some pictures from his fan page but i don't know whom to credit. so just check out abel pineda's fan page at facebook.


and after

yes... abel does long hairs too, and even curls at that. ;)

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

"where good friends dine"

that's the tag line that the restaurant abe goes by. twas my second time dining at this famous resto and still it never failed my gustatory standards for good food. for someone who's really into filipino food, abe is the place for you. or if you want to rejuvenate your taste for good filipino food, try dining at abe and you will definitely look at our native dishes in a whole lotta different way.

knock out knuckles, kare-kare, binukadkad na pla-pla


for a late birthday treat and celebration for me and my mom, my good friend brought us to abe, serendra. and since it was my mom's first time at serendra, twas a double treat for her! :) i am sharing pictures of the food we enjoyed. ya, only the food. we were too hungry already that we never bothered to take pictures of ourselves... which reminds me that the same case happened the first time i dined at abe. we were hungry, we didn't even have pictures of anything. haha! i guess that's what good food really does huh? i bet my highschool batchmate, who also loves abe, (not to mention specially the kare-kare!) would agree with me on that!

w/ green mango shake, tamarind shake, and watermelon shake for drinks ;)

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

he had the time of his life....

"i had the time of my life.... and i've never felt like this before. yes i swear it's the truth, and i owe it all to you...."

i never fail to remember you when i hear that song and the way you swayed with it...
R.I.P. Patrick Swayze

Friday, September 04, 2009

conspiracy spetember 2009 gig sked

1 (Tue) - Writers Night (KM 64) 7-9pm/ Lei Raymundo
2 (W) - Noel Cabangon
3 (Thu) - Surprise: A Benefit Show (Part 1)
4 (Fri) - Baguio Centennial Celebration featuring Jun Utleg
5 (Sat) - Layag / Abby Asistio
6 (Sun) - Gospel jam (5-8pm)
7 (M) - 3P
8 (Tue) - Writers Night (AlitaptapStorytellers Phil.) 7-9pm/Popong Landero
9 (W) - Noel Cabangon
10 (Thu) - Surprise: A Benefit Show (Part 2)
11 (F) - RJ Jmnz
12 (Sat) - Cynthia Alexander
13 (Sun) - Gospel Jam (5-8pm)
14 (M) - Mars and Camille Acoustic Duo
15 (Tue) - Writers Night (Lirahan) 7-9pm/Ray Olaguer
16 (W) - Noel Cabangon
17 (Th)- Toto Sorioso
18 (F)- Brazilian Night: Bossa Nova & Samba Music feat. Guarana
19 (Sat) White Ink Night: Gabi ni Ungaz
20 (Sun)- Gospel Jam (5-8pm)
21 (M)- Songwriters Night
22 (Tue) Writers Night (CDC sa Conspi) / VintageBand
23 (W)- Noel Cabangon
24 (Th)- Miguel Escueta
25 (F)- Cynthia Alexander
26 (Sat) - Comedy Night: Mike Unson: The BER-show with Stanley Chi, Uli Oposa & Derf Hebrado
27 (Sun)- Gospel Jam (5-8pm)
28 (M)- Diyosa
29 (Tue)- Writers Night (Bigkas Pilipinas & JKris Abaya) 7pm-9pm/Salinawit ni Pete feat. Pete Lacaba and Friends
30 (W)- Noel Cabangon

Conspiracy Garden Cafe
"...where real people, like you and i, converge and co-inspire..."
#59 Visayas Avenue, Brgy. Vasra, Quezon City
for inquiries/reservations: 9206517