Tag Archives: Memories

#40 Sex Drugs Alcohol

I’ve had too much of the first one.  I was never really into the second one.  The third one, well, I would say I do miss it, especially the people I drank with.

bell bottoms and swirly tops

I was watching Charlie’s Angels the other day with my sister and for some reason it was really fun to watch. I literally laughed at every scene and yes I find it odd that I enjoyed it that much.  Maybe it’s because I miss that time when it was all about halter tops and bell bottoms.

lets bring back what we brought back 8 years ago

 I love my skinny jeans.  They make me feel good “inside” despite the fact that they won’t let me bend my knees properly and occasionally pinch my unwaxed leg hair while squishing my jewels.  Now it’s all about the tightness and needless to say I look forward to being liberated.  Or do I?  I once told my friends that if I could wear heels in public I would wear the ones that looked the best and hurt the most.

Sex Drugs and Alcohol.  They all hurt in some way.  But we love them.


#38 A Full Dress in 8-Hours

Yet another lesson of PUTTING YOUR MIND INTO IT.

My Costume Sketch for the Halloween Party

In less than 8 hours I was able to come up with something that has been in my mind for quite some time now.  You see, it was the annual Halloween Ball of my college block and it was also my first time to attend such highly anticipated event.  I already missed two years because of my work in Brunei but now that I’m back in Manila I get to FINALLY attend.

My dress in 8 hours or less

All I can say is, IT WAS WORTH IT!  I got the materials, measured myself, cut and sewed all night.  All the handstitching and the painful attention to detail was worth it!  Needless to say that dress gave me such a wonderful feeling.  In moments like this, you really appreciate the POWER of fashion, and how getting crazy once in a while can be healthier than running everyday.

its all about how badly you want it

 I love you my dear college friends.  You all inspire me. 🙂

#33 Last Words

Today I remember one of my friends who passed away a year ago.  And his last words to me were…

“How was your sleep last night?  I kept looking at you. You were tossing and turning.”

I miss you buddy.  I wish we could’ve talked more.  Anyway, we’d like to think you’re in a much better place now.  Thank you for touching our lives.

#29 The Aftermath

There is a question that I must have asked one too many times.

you wake up...

It is made up of four words that convey curiosity and stupidity. 

You realize you're naked..

It is a phrase that nearly encapsulates most of my college life.

Feeling funny



You regret some...

#28 I Am Circle

There was a time when I considered entering the corporate world.  Banking to be more precise.  And one day I was in an interview.  Everything went well, until the nice old lady started to realize that I “might” be gay.

After all the test scores I passed and all the near perfect answers during the interviews.  It all boils down to one thing.  The nice old lady said, “I’m sorry but we are looking for a square.  You are a circle.”

Months later their building caught fire.

#27 Nostalgia & Thighs

Statement Shirt by you.

I'm Addicted to Thigh Muscle Pain

One time I told my friend that I missed those pain in the thighs that you get during a really long and hard “pounding” or “riding” session.  She suggested that I go surfing since it gives her the same feeling.  I don’t believe her.

90's music is love by you.

a couple of songs

I miss Hanson too.  Mmmbop is the happiest happy song I know.  Followed by Tubthumping by Chumbawamba.  Everyone is on the 80’s now.  The 90’s is SO the new 80’s.


In Memoriam

          One time, during our pattern-making lessons, we were taking notes on the different kinds of skirts.  Full circle, half-circle, the pleated ones. Ken was behind me, she squinted her eyes, and asked, “Ugh… What’s that? Machine Done Pleats?” She pronounced Done as in CONE. MACHINE DHOOWN.  I fell silent, and then everyone laughed.

Better Place by you.

Life. Is. Beautiful.

          Now, there won’t be any days like that, nor of days of good food shared over gossip and rants or exchanging ringtones or watching movie premieres or sending each other random sweet little quotes or sharing corny jokes and life-lessons… for she, has passed away.

Life is Beautiful by you.

A Better Place

“To my girlfriends, happy Valentine’s Day! It’s the day to celebrate love, to remind us how powerful love can be.  Love keeps us alive and keeps us going, we do what we do no matter how frustrating life can get because we love, with love there are no regrets, there are no wrong decisions made by the heart, with love anything is possible! Ode to love! I’m glad to have found love in you. Thanks for being my friends and for loving me 🙂 I love you & happy Valentine’s Day!”

-Ken Lacia-Binay, 11:51pm, 13 February 2009

We love you Ken and you will be in our hearts…