The Stylish Scholar

Meliora Eligo. I Seek the Better Things.

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I’m grateful for this day that you were born. Since I met you, I became more inspired to make beautiful things and to become someone better. Whenever I’m with you, I feel really happy. So safe and comfortable, as though standing on a prairie under the clear and endless sky. Thank you for the three years we shared together. Here’s to more. Happy birthday my dear friend. :)
~Cris, October 14, 2014

I’m grateful for this day that you were born. Since I met you, I became more inspired to make beautiful things and to become someone better. Whenever I’m with you, I feel really happy. So safe and comfortable, as though standing on a prairie under the clear and endless sky. Thank you for the three years we shared together. Here’s to more. Happy birthday my dear friend. :)

~Cris, October 14, 2014

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Viseversa Shangrila

Last Friday, our new Viseversa store opened at the 5th level of Shangrila Plaza. Here are some photos that I took that day. :)

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It was my first time to assist with the setting up and opening of a Viseversa store. Physically, it was a bit tiring to do the manual work - from moving the furniture and store fixtures, cleaning the debris to hanging a thousand pieces of clothing. But you know, as the brand’s fashion merchandiser and designer, I felt very fulfilled to see the end result. I was happy when we had our first customer that day. Hihi. :3

Please visit our Viseversa Shangrila branch and look forward to my designs in the stores! :)

~Cris, October 12, 2014

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October Rain

My third favorite month has begun. As mentioned in my older posts, I like June best because it’s my birthday month. Next is December because I really love Christmas. So why do I like October?

October is a special month for me because it’s my second birthday. It reminds me of how precious life is, and makes me appreciate the people who were always there for me even more. Also, a very special person to me was born during this month two decades ago so… :)

Oh! My batchmates and I will also celebrate the first anniversary of Epitome, our graduation fashion show this year. Brings back a lot of memories. Seven months just passed since my university graduation, but somehow, I miss being a student. Working life is different yet still similar to being in college (I’ll write about this some other time, haha).

Anyway. Yesterday, the heavy rains dampened the light mood that I had during the morning (I was really looking forward to my little thanksgiving dinner and to eating my birthday cake after work). I didn’t realize that the flickering lights and the eventual power loss during the afternoon were ominous omens of my long adventure that night. LOL.

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Foggy view from the office window

When the clock struck 6, I quickly logged out so I can get home early. But alas, I was mistaken in thinking that I’ll be able to get a ride quickly if I leave earlier. There I was, holding my precious birthday cake, waiting for a bus or a jeep to arrive… like the crowd of people around me. UGH.

Instead of attempting to jostle with the other people when a bus or a jeep stops (thus endangering my cake), I just opted to walk. And walk. Until I get a little closer to home and find other means of commuting. I think that’s better than standing and waiting for ages. Hahaha. Below is the map of the route my espadrille-clad feet (disclaimer: it was very sunny in the morning) traveled until I decided to take a break - refer to red notes.

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Upon reaching Gilmore Station, I thought it would be easier to find a ride home. But I was wrong again. I wanted to take the train, but the lines were so long. The jeeps were full, most of them shortening their usual route because they wanted to avoid the flooded areas. My last option was to take a cab (in which I told myself, good luck).

Whenever it’s rainy season¬†(or payday), some taxi drivers think that they are gods or something, being choosy with the passengers they will accept and the destinations they will travel. Even if I knew that finding a cab will be difficult, I still hoped that there’s a chance I can get one. And luck was on my side. Hihi. :”>

Although I got a cab (thereby resting my tired legs and enjoying the aircon), the snail-paced traffic was still the big challenge. The rain that lasted for about 2 or 3 hours already caused flooding. After two hours on the road, finding detours and waiting, I finally arrived at home. I was too relieved that I turned a blind eye towards the exorbitant amount my taxi fare reached, LOL.

My long and tiring adventure last night ended up with eating pizza and that long coveted birthday cake.

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I managed to bring my birthday cake home in good condition, haha. Nothing fancy, just a simple chocolate roll, but it made me really happy last night.

October was off with a rainy start, but I hope that it’s a sign of a downpour of good things to come. :)

~Cris, October 2, 2014

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Childhood Romance

B: Can I ask you something?

A: Sure, what is it?

B: How old were you when you had your first boyfriend?

A: Hmm… I was in Grade 4 back then, so about 10.

B: 10 years old?? What were the two of you even doing?

A: Well… we used to share our lunch and snacks, play together during breaks and pair up during class activities. Oh, and hold hands.

B: That’s. So. Cute.

A: I know, right? Haha.

Reminiscing on a little more than a decade ago. LOL.

~Cris, September 22, 2014

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