Tuesday, June 23, 2015

adidas Originals' Yeezy Boost 350: A Reason to Love Kanye West

I'm not the biggest fan of Kanye West.

Okay. Who am I kidding? I'm not a fan of Kanye at all. In fact, aside from the Atmosphere song and the fact that he treats Kim Kardashian like a princess, I find that Kanye is a bit lacking in charm and humility. :p

After I saw the adidas Originals' Yeezy Boost 350, though, I finally found something to love about Kanye.

adidas Originals' Yeezy Boost 350 Kanye West
Kanye West and adidas release the second sneaker in their collaboration, the Yeezy Boost 350, which launches globally this Saturday!

The Yeezy Boost 350 features an adidas' Primeknit upper that fits like a second skin and uses adidas BOOST™’s highly responsive properties for the utmost comfort and the best hyper-charged, light and energetic performance.

adidas Originals' Yeezy Boost 350 Kanye West

The Yeezy Boost 350 is also composed of beautiful yet simple materials in line with West’s ambition to create a clean, modern and effortless template for footwear. Mission: accomplished!

adidas Originals' Yeezy Boost 350 Kanye West

A friend used to boast about Kanye's fashion prowess to me all the time and I always used to just roll my eyes at him. However, after seeing Kanye's kicks designs, I have to say I may just turn into a proper Kanye fan myself. Besides, the design of these kicks is about as close as I can get to feeling like I'm experiencing the winter in this country.

Also... I miss Jon Snow. :(

The YEEZY BOOST 350 will be available on adidas.com/KANYE and will drop exclusively at the adidas x Sole Academy Pop-Up Store in BGC on June 27. You can also follow the news through @adidasOriginals and the hashtags #adidasOriginals and #YEEZYBOOST :)

Monday, June 15, 2015

iflix x TOYCON 2015: It's That Time of the Year Again!!!

If you know anything about me at all, then you'll know how much of a geek I am. And, one of the biggest parts of me being a geek is the fact that I spend about 25% of my money on toys. Okay, that's an understatement. More like 52%.

Even Tyrion shops at my favorite toy store: Big Boys!

As such, you can't really blame me if I get excited about TOYCON every year - and this year is definitely not an exception, especially since iflix is now part of the mix.

Get ready for a weekend of pop culture, giveaways, special cosplay awards and more with iflix as a co-presenter. In case you haven't heard of them yet, iflix is Southeast Asia’s leading internet TV service, offering subscribers unlimited access to thousands of hours of entertainment for a low monthly price.

As for TOYCON, I'm sure you've heard of that.

Check out all of the adorable customized Dancing Groots!!!

Well, this year, TOYCON’s highlights include a grand DC Comics exhibit from Pacific Licensing, previews of upcoming films from Universal Pictures, and a hands-on experience with the iflix platform for all attendees.

Throughout the event, trial subscriptions and special gifts from iflix will also be given out to attendees, while an iflix booth will be set up to allow people to sign up for the service, as well as to showcase its thousands of hours of TV and movie content such as Arrow, Sherlock, Dr. Who, Batman Begins, Watchmen, Iron Man, Thor, Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD.

These Funko keychains are to die for. <3

iflix will also be giving out special awards during the TOYCON Cosplay Competition. Entrants dressed up as characters from TV shows or movies shown on iflix who join the in-dividual, group, and kiddie competitions could win cash prizes up to PHP 20,000 and 1-year subscriptions to iflix.

Here are some of the things I wouldn't mind starting a collection of:

Game of Thrones figures to overcome today's heartache.

DIY Funko Pops… if only I was actually artistic.

Authority Hoodies!!! Wonder Woman, be mine!!!

So, what are you waiting for? The 2015 Philippine TOYCON will be held this weekend, on June 19-21, 2015 at the SM Megatrade Halls 1,2 and 3, SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City. Tickets are available now through http://www.smtickets.com …or you can win 2-day passes right here!

All you have to do is:

1. Follow the official Instagram (@iflix.ph) and Twitter (@iflixph) of iflix Philippines, as well as my Instagram (@lilmisswonderwoman) and Twitter (@the_lil_miss)2. Like the official Facebook page of iflix and of Wonder Woman Rises.3. Post/Regram the official social tile of Toycon x iflix on Instagram (seen on this post) with the official hashtag, #IFLIXTOYCON2015, answering the question, "What would you like to marathon on #iflixPH with your BFF?”

Good luck! If you win, you'll be getting a special gift from me on top of the tickets, too! :) Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

6 Famous People Who (Probably Unintentionally) Made Sunglasses Their 'Thing'

Isn't it amazing how you can spot a pair of sunglasses online or in a store and exclaim, "OMG. This is so < insert famous person here >."

While some of my friends say the foot-pop with my matching side-tongue-out face is my 'thing', I sometimes wish I had a real 'thing' I could call my own. You know?

For now, though, here are some famous people who made sunglasses their 'thing':

6. Kenickie in Grease

I don't even know what these glasses are called, but I have a pair. And only coz they remind me of good ol' Kenicks. After all, he looked sooooo much better wearing them than he did not wearing them.

5. The Blues Brothers

Yes, I know there are two of them, but I'm counting them as a single entity. It's my blog and I can count as badly as I want. :p

Anyway, have you ever stopped to think who made Wayfarers a thing? I didn't until today, tbh, and I'm not even sure if I'm right (it could be Tom Cruise in Risky Business or Michael Jackson), but I definitely think about the Blues Brothers whenever Syrena and I rock ours together.

4. Neo in the Matrix

This pair will forever be known as the 'Matrix sunglasses'.

3. Audrey Hepburn

Audrey Hepburn was the epitome of class and style in any type of sunglasses, but it is her I automatically think of whenever I see cat eye sunglasses. Audrey (naks, close kami!) made people realize that sunglasses could be the cherry on top of an outfit sundae and that, yes, women sometimes look cooler and definitely more effortlessly chic wearing them than men do.

2. Tom Cruise in Top Gun
Original Ray Ban Aviators available online through this link: http://www.zalora.com.ph/product-index/ray-ban-aviator/

I dare you not to think of Tom Cruise when you see aviator sunglasses. Or okay. Zac Efron. You can think of Zac Efron, too. He wears them all the time and he looks darned good in them.

1. John Lennon

Of course. As with the 'Matrix sunglasses', these will forever be known as the 'John Lennon sunglasses'. Coz honestly, does anyone know what they're called? Yeah, they're round and shit, but does it have a name… other than 'John Lennon sunglasses', that is?

Oh, how to be as effortlessly cool as these guys.

I had quite a bit of fun doing this. Hehe. I might come up with a superhero edition of this next. Any ideas on who will make the cut? Stay tuned!

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Goodbye, Waste of Time.

So, I realised last month - after a strange and sudden turn of events - that heartbreak can come about from friendships, too.

I once had a "friend" - someone I truly held so incredibly dear, I would have taken a bullet for him at any moment - who just dropped me out of nowhere. Without any explanation and without any warning. Just like that. Has that ever happened to you? I mean, with a friend? Coz it has happened with guys I've dated before, of course, but I'm telling you: when it happens with a friend, it's a thousand times worse.

Friends are supposed to be there to save you from heartbreak, not cause it. Right? So why was this guy breaking my heart? Had I not been through enough? And most importantly: what had I done to deserve it? NOTHING. That's the worst part.

This wasn't just any ordinary friend, either. This was a friend who I hung out with every single day - day in and day out. And when we weren't together, I would be texting him - day in and day out. I know all of this guy's bad laundry and he knows all of my bad laundry. And we have both been through our fair share of failed relationships, but always had each other to lean on in the end.

I always chose this guy over everything else. Because he mattered that much to me and I loved him that much. He was the kind of friend I would defend, no matter what - even behind his back. He was the kind of friend I tried to help out in every aspect of life because I wanted him to become a better person. I always thought our platonic love was mutual, but boy, was I ever wrong!

What I didn't realize was that the friendship was incredibly one-sided. Looking back, I try to think about what I had gained from the friendship, but aside from companionship, I really couldn't think of anything.

My lifestyle went to shit the minute I started hanging out with him. He was never really there when I needed him during bad times. I wasted a lot of money on him. I slept really badly. He made me feel like shit a lot of the time. He made me worry a lot. And then, when I actually confronted him when he started acting weird, his response was to block me all around social media. Talk about maturity.

In retrospect, he was exactly like the guys that I had dated. Except it's worse because I feel like I lost someone extra special. Guys come and go, but friends like that? Not really. Aside from not knowing what I did wrong, I am now living with this bad feeling in my gut. Because while I know that I would never air any of his bad laundry, I feel like he could air all of mine at any minute. If he hasn't already, that is. The fact that I am considering that's going to happen just goes to show how much of a non-friend he has actually been.

Surprisingly, though, this experience has really opened my eyes to what true friendship means and who your true friends really are.

Just because you hang out with a person a lot doesn't mean they're a true friend. A true friend is someone who will talk to you in a mature manner about any issues that might arise and will work with you to figure them out and fix them. A true friend is someone who will be there for you when you need them the most, like when someone important to you dies or when you feel suicidal and have no one to talk to. A true friend is someone who will lift you up and improve your quality of life on a daily basis, and who supports you, your decisions and your choices (provided they're good ones, of course).

I've been catching up with old friends lately and realising how much I've missed them on account of hanging out with the wrong person all this time. I guess you could say I haven't really been a true friend myself, but man, I promise you things will change from now on.

I ruined myself and wasted a lot of my time on a lot of people who weren't even worth it, but this experience has definitely shed a lot of light onto my relationships with people. That shit is never happening again. Mark my fucking words.

Shirt from Mango / pants from Bangkok / watch from G-Shock / Loki necklace from Fandom Trinkets / rastaclat-inspired bracelet from OMGeez / socks from Happy Socks / shoes from adidas neo

Will be sharing more about Happy Socks in my next post!
Wait for it! :)