Tuesday, October 30, 2012

What I Wore Last Week

A shout out to all my colleagues! A very special one goes out to the team where I belong – TEAM HIYAK!

*guys, sorry for bombarding you again with pics of myself (yikes)*

I rarely follow trends. Like really rarely and I've written before that my reason's that most trends don't suit me anyway. I am a short, chubby woman. Unfortunately, these days, it seems like when designers do their creation, they only have the tall, skinny models in mind. It's sad but that's life and I have to deal with it since I love clothes. It's very important that I know myself, I know what I want, and I know what makes me happy. Anyway, the thing about following trends is that you end up looking like everybody else, I don't like that. It's like losing myself. I am not trying to be unique because I am unique. WE ALL ARE.

So, I love unique pieces which makes me such a huge fan of flea market (ukay-ukay, anyone?). And this week (errr..except the first outfit) I pay homage to this one place I run to when budget's low and the shopping-ache is super high. Here are my outfits for this week:

thanks Kristil for the photo! top: Topshop, jeans: Freego, boots: Parisian Shoes and Bags, bag: Parisian, gold necklace: from Salvatore Ferragamo bag, silver and pink necklace: AW Fashion Ayala
link: http://wiwt.com/user/xinalia/48226/

thanks ate Love for the photo! top and skirt: Flea Martket, footwear: Sole Desire LA, bag: bought from jennette
link: http://wiwt.com/user/xinalia/48318/

thanks therese for the photo! top: Bargain Store, harem: Vesper, gladiators: XOXO, bag: my papa's, cuffs: department store (men's dept)
link: http://wiwt.com/user/xinalia/48455/

 dress and cape: Flea market, shoes: SOLE DESIRE SHOES, bag: bought from jennette
link: http://wiwt.com/user/xinalia/48550/

dress: Flea Market

Oh and if you must know, my WIWT account stats (http://wiwt.com/user/xinalia/) increased from 63k Kudos, 4 Editor's Picks, 10 Followers to 100k Kudos, 6 Editor's Picks, 19 Followers! This is just 2 weeks after my return from almost 3 months hiatus! All credit goes to my Flea Market finds - the site is about clothes, not the person wearing it. So, YAHOO!!!

CHEAP = FAB, isn't it? xxx

WIWT Editor's Choice # 6

OMG! my outfit today's Editor's pick! super duper happy! my 6th!
link to my photo: http://wiwt.com/outfits/48990/
editor's choice link: http://wiwt.com/outfits/picks/
my page: http://wiwt.com/user/xinalia/


Saturday, October 27, 2012

One Direction Spoof Vid - FUN!

Hey guys! I thought I'd show you our very own version of the One Direction Video "What Makes You Beautiful" featuring our team - TEAM HIYAK! I am super proud! I hope we'll win!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012


One year ago today, around this time, my father was brutally murdered. I remember him everyday, how he lived his life. Well, I guess today's the day I remember how he died. I've accepted it but I haven't gotten over it. There's NO getting over it. No amount of pain can ever equal to what I and my family felt when he was killed. He was our rock. HE WAS THE BEST.


Let's continue to pray for justice. It will be served, in God's time..

Saturday, October 20, 2012

What I Wore Last Week

Here are my outfits for this week (description below pic):

Tee - from Reina (singapore), Baggy Shorts - Flea Market, Necklace - thirft store, Boots - Aldo.. link to WIWT: http://wiwt.com/user/xinalia/47830/

Top - Flea Market, Harem Pants - Vesper, Shoes - Janilyn, Bowtie - Department Store (men's), Bag - SM Accessories

Top - thirft store, Jeans - Reborn, Footwear - Syrup (distributed by People R People), Bag - SM Accessories

Dress - Flea Market, Footwear - Havaianas, Pear Earrings - Avon

Top - People R People (my brother's), Jeans - Levis, Footwear - Havaianas, Bag - From Reina (Singapore).. link to WIWT: http://wiwt.com/user/xinalia/47911/


Friday, October 19, 2012

WIWT Editor's Choice # 5

Back with a BANG after almost 3 months hiatus! I'm Editor's Choice today! YAHOO!!! WIWT
Link to Editor's Choice page:
Link to my pic:
Link to my profile: http://wiwt.com/user/xinalia/
Link to my previous Editor's Choice Photos: http://xinalia.blogspot.com/2012/09/wiwt-what-i-wore-today.html

Smoky, Smokin'

I swear, titling (is this even a word?) a blog entry is hard and I remember one time in Multiply (I used to blog there until they closed it) another blogger complimented my titles. Apparently I'm good at it and it really made my day! It's equivalent to being told I'm pretty! Whatevs - it's hard!

Anyway, while I'm super crazy over lipsticks (I can't get enough of them!), I'm not fond of make-up in general. I use blusher and lipstick and that's it. I don't wear foundation because I think it hinders me to laugh. Rarely though, I wear eyeliner with my nude lipsticks.

I love the smoky winged-eye look and God knows how many times I've practiced how to do it but wasn't at all successful. One time, I forgot to wash my face and was surprised to see myself like this after I bathed the next morning:

Ha-ha! But guess what, I was finally successful this morning (sans the mascara, eyelash curler, and all the other eye stuff because I don't own any):

What I did was I put tons of eyeliner on my upper and lower lids, then I softly dabbed the upper lid using my fingers, and then I used cotton buds to erase the line on my inner lids to further achieve the illusion.

So I guess now you see how little I know about make-up which would make you think, "why would I listen to her?" Ha-ha! xxx

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Cheating - WHY?

Saturday, 10/13/2012, my colleagues Lovelyn Sabanal-Sala and Michelle Rendon, and I, talked about cheating husbands and wives.

Even Good Men Cheat
It's true. I mean, I know someone who did, and yes he is a good man. He is someone I really look up to. He cheated.
Even Women Cheat
It's true. It's crazy.

So, is this something we should just accept because it's the norm? Aren't we suppose to correct this?

I am afraid to be married. I am afraid that I might end up with someone who will treat me and our children like trash, who will make me and our children feel unimportant, unloved, and unworthy, who will disrespect me and our children. I hear married couples calling each other names, I hate it. Some shout at each other because of money. I see married men at the mall flirting with cute ladies even when they're hand in hand with their spouses  - a blatant disrespect. And then there's battery.

I saw these, and now I see so much more. Cheating is worst and it seemed like everybody cheats these days. And my question is, WHY? xxx

Monday, October 15, 2012

Clothing Plan

So here it is. This is what it looks like. This is my clothing plan:

It saves time especially in the morning when my shift starts at 4am and it keeps my closet neat. This is something very important to me because I care about looking pleasant. It makes me happy. Although, there are days when I'm really super drab and I don't care. So, what will I wear tomorrow???

On the other hand, here's my lunch today.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Ranting Result


Yeah, so after my rant about not loving pink (http://xinalia.blogspot.com/2012/09/knowing-me-knowing-you.html), I bought this yesterday:

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My reason is, the other available color's Black, and my other phone's black. And, c'mon, isn't it pretty? And it's cheap too at Php 4,850! I'm one of those who don't spend much on technology, especially on phones. My most expensive buy was Php 18,000 and my friend literally almost died convincing me to buy it! So yeah, there..

Thursday, October 11, 2012



I like us now.. Purya Buyag! Hahaha! Super Duper happy to see you! I LOVE YOU! Actually, I'm missing you right now.  Mwuah! ☺♥♫


Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Hats Galore!

So, you guys will be amazed at how creative my colleagues are! Last week we had hat-making contest and here are the winners, and our group's one of them! YAHOO!!! I wasn't able to take pics of the other entries but they're awesome as well! Sorry for the losers, but happy to be one of the winners! Below are pics of the winners..

 I swear I thought this was going to be the winner! I was almost tempted to stick my fork in it! 3rd runner-up.
 And here's ours, modelled by Therese Marie Cañete! I'm super proud! 2nd runner-up
 A very kikay entry! 1st runner-up
 WINNER!!! I mean, wherever can you find Banana Split on a Cake? This would be a sweet-tooth's dream! 

The email notification that we won and I was surprised! I told you the other entries were really nice too! Thanks to our group - we had super fun (and drama) making it (except Ape who had classes - bummer)! Thanks Project Pink! 'til next contest! xxx

Monday, October 8, 2012

Awesome Weekend!

I had an awesome weekend, thanks to my brothers, cousin, and Kab's colleague. Here are some pics I took (description below the pic):

 our table at Maxwell Hotel Escario - i drank hot tea, water.. then I had warm brownie fudge..then chicken wings, then sisig..hahay..Our bill reached Php2000+ and there was overflowing beer so i think the place isn't pricey..plus the waitresses are nice, the musicians are nicer!

 my weakness - any starbucks cake
 youngest bro mac2 doing his thing.. promise he's a music genius, no kidding..
 younger bro kab belting/second-voicing..c taytay na lab kaayo namo!
 i was with men - crazy people! laughtrip!
 mac2 and leandro (kab's best bud who has a very nice voice, his video down below..)
 I have to say that this is one of the best! as in! it only costs Php120/pax! you guys have to try it! SM City Cebu
 lunch at Sunburst - one of the best kinilaws in town..

 saturday night - we decided to stay indoors because kab and i were sick..
 they bought 6 and was only able to finish 2.. 
 sunday brekky - sardinas
 another shot of mac2 and leandro - phone cam
 sunday brekky - fried rice by yours truly - the best in the world (ask my bros! haha)!
 sunday breakky - hot eggs ( i put lots of peppers)

 sunday brekky - mamash eating
 while kab and cousin titi are playing dota
 my driver
 my bodyguard 1
 my bodyguard 2
 carshow at SM - i wish i own this car!
 there was Korean festival - it was fun and noisy! SM Cebu
 and yet another weakness..
 BBQ dinner somewhere in Mango ave.-- super duper lami! we finished 40 puso!
 stomach in heavy traffic
 soup for the drunks - miswa with cornedbeef patties - by yours truly.. also the best in the world (again, ask my brothers! haha!)
 drunk from Sunday night..
 monday lunch - bulad, sardinas, cornedbeef patties - THE BEST!
finally, here's a video of mac2 and leandro..there's more but I forgot to send them from my cousin's phone to mine.. will just post it soon!