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Showing posts from February, 2013

The Island At The Edge Of The World

I used to have a Valentine's Day ritual, I stock up on chips and bring out my Breakfast At Tiffany's DVD. Always, I end up crying as Holly Golightly goes looking for Cat in the rain.
The past decade has been different, I have stopped dating Audrey Hepburn. 14 February to me has become more special because it's my dear friend Kris Aquino's birthday. Every year, she has celebrated it differently, from intimate dinners to a trip to Puroland. This year, she brought us, her sons Joshua and James, her sister Pinky and husband Manolo, her best friend Zsa Zsa, Darla, Jasmin, Pam, and me to Dedon Island, a beautiful resort in Siargao Island on the southeastern tip of our archipelago.
Siargao Island has been a well kept secret by Australian surfers who love the huge waves on its side facing the Pacific Ocean. Quite interestingly, they call the area Cloud 9, not because the waves look like clouds but after the chocolate bar the surfers love to eat.
South of the island where the …

Twenty Years And Counting

Dennis, Kasia, Vic and I were schoolmates at the University of Santo Tomas. I became really close to them after graduation, when Montana, Mugler and shoulder pads ruled the runway. Inspite of our different characters and design philosophies, we clicked and became best of friends in this rock and roll world of fashion.
Kasia, now based in the US, recently came to visit, and we had a happy little reunion dinner.

Ak Bistro, One Rockwell, Makati City