SONA 2014: SO NAbasa mo na ba? SO NArinig mo na ba? SO NAkita mo na ba?

Bago ang lahat, sa mga hindi pa nakakasagot sa bonggang-bonggang essay question ni Ms. Lea Salonga, time’s up na po! Pass your papers na kanina pa, nabura nya na po ata itey!

image courtesy of @mariaisabelleee of twitter.com

Well, ang unang balak ko talaga e i-fashion barometer churva ang mga umattend ng SONA 2014. Pero dahil napagtanto ko na kaya siguro overrated ang SONA Fashion e kasi MAS mayroong nagre-rate sa mga gowns sa SONA kaysa sa speech ng presidente. So pag-usapan na lang natin ang SONA mismo.

Una, kaya mayroong SONA kasi isa yan sa mga karapatan mo bilang boss ng presidente, tama ba? Pangalawa, hindi ko pa talaga nababasa ang ika-limang SONA ni Noynoy. Eto, babasahin ko pa lang.

Para sa mga tulad kong di pa nakakabasa, eto po ang link (magsabayag pagbikas tayo sa kanya-kanya nating mga kwarto): SONA 2014

Para naman sa mga naka-attend, nakapanood, nakarinig, nakabasa ng tweets at nag-retweet… Please please paki-sagutan po ang survey na havey na havey: SONA 2014: Anong masasabi mo sa SONA 2014?

xx,

Dianne

HOTW: FLOWERS FROM HIM

They say that almost every woman loves to receive flowers from their significant others. ANO BA, FLOWERS YAN TE! Makes your hair longer than Rapunzel’s when you receive a bouquet, whether you’re at home, at work or even at school!

Not that I’m not a flower person, but I guess, I have a different kind of appreciation when it comes to them (teka, ‘wag mo akong i-judge agad-agad ha! Weird lang talaga ako). They look the loveliest when their color turns to darker and I think they smell better when they’re (long pause) dead! Don’t ask me why, because I really don’t know. And I am happy that I know someone who share the same sentiments as me, my best friend. She actually collects flowers (keep them in her room even when they’re already dead) and uses liquor bottles as vases. I’ll try to take photos when I visit her next time.

To be honest, I don’t know anything much about flowers and I don’t see anything to read when a man gives you a bouquet. Though I tried reading some articles about why a man gives you flowers and what they are really trying to say. Here’s one from marieclare.com (published for Valentine’s Day) that will probably answer questions:

WHAT HIS FLOWERS REALLY MEAN:

As Valentine’s Day approaches, men all over the world will scramble to pick up beautiful bouquets of flowers for the women in their lives — or the women they hope to have in their lives. But, what’s the big deal with flowers?

Why Men Give Flowers

1. They represent beauty. Perhaps he is saying, “Here’s something beautiful for a beautiful person,” or he’s making a visual commentary on a beautiful relationship.

2. They represent sexuality. It seems a bit weird, but flowers are basically plant reproductive organs. Is there some subconscious reason that we give reproductive organs to someone we love … and would maybe some day reproduce with?

3. Our mothers told us to. A “well-trained” guy knows the cultural significance of flowers in romance.

What His Flowers Really Mean Chances are good he has no clue what the bouquet he’s getting you actually means, but if he’s done his research into the type of flowers he’s handing over, let this serve as your translation manual.

Red Roses
Represents: true love
Says: ”I love you.”
Also Says: ”I’m not very creative and didn’t put much, if any, thought into this buying decision.”

Striped Carnations
Represents: refusal
Says: ”I can’t be with you, but I’m going through the trouble of locating and buying striped carnations to say that.”

Sunflower
Represents: purity, lofty thoughts
Says: ”I’m not going to put out.”

Burgundy Roses
Represents: unconscious beauty
Says: ”I can’t see your beauty. Because it’s underneath the surface. Beauty is only skin deep. You have inner beauty? Er, I like watching you sleep.”

Daisies
Represents: innocence, loyal love, and faith
Says: ”These are delicate with a hint of spontaneity, just like you.”

Peonies
Represents: shame and bashfulness
Says: ”I cheated on you.”

Mint
Represents: suspicion
Says: ”I bet you’re cheating on me, but we can agree that these flowers smell damn good.”

Yellow Tulips
Represents: hopeless love
Says: ”Please, please, please, please be with me. Please.”

Bird’s-Foot Trefoil
Represents: revenge
Says: ”You’ll pay for these flowers.”

Orchid
Represents: refined beauty
Says: ”I am either pretentious or trying really hard to be.”

Yellow Poppies
Represents: wealth and success
Says: ”I love you for your money.”

Pink Carnations
Represents: a mother’s love
Says: ”No, I don’t have Oedipus Complex, but, yes, these flowers should have gone to Mom.”

Coriander
Represents: lust
Says: ”I only want you for sex, so can I actually hold onto these? My Thai chicken recipe calls for ground coriander.”

Yellow Roses
Represents: joy, friendship, apology, jealousy, dying love, infidelity, and heartbreak
Says: ”I have no idea what I’m trying to say.”

How Often Men Should Give Flowers Guys shouldn’t give flowers too often or too infrequently. Don’t bust out a bouquet only when you’re in a fight, and don’t give them every week. Keep it spontaneous, make every flower occasion special — unless you’re giving someone coriander because that’s just not vase-worthy.

Ladies, what is your favorite flower to get and why? Do you agree that roses are played out or is there a place for them? Can you see right through it when a guy gives you flowers because he’s done something stupid, or does it help the situation?

BUT REALLY, if a man gives you flowers, you don’t have to try hard to read him and complicate your mind (and heart) by asking why. For me, the first and best thing to do is to take your time appreciating that you have flowers! Second, even if red roses mean true love and he gave you the yellow ones, I don’t think he’s trying to say that you are not his true love. Specially if the man who gave you the yellow roses is already YOUR MAN (maybe you told him before that your favorite color is yellow)! Remember, flowers are not a man’s stuff and I would say (with conviction), that a man who doesn’t have an interest or love for a girl, would not even waste a cent just to impress. He’d buy shoes instead!

So to all the girls out there, you can always try reading a man by the flowers he gives you. But I think, what really matters most is what he makes you feel when there are no flowers involved at all!

xx,

Dianne

GSFO: Gandang Star-Finder Optcial

Record-breaking itey! Nakabalik ako sa Blog-bulagan ng hindi lumalagpas ang isang bwan! DAHIL DYAN! I will speak in english! Char!


A lot of people have been raving about my eye-wear (please ‘wag nang i-push na mag-drop ako ng mga names hihi). And it’s all because of my cousin, ate SM.

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image courtesy of SM’s Facebook account
PAK! GN at GSFO! Gandang natural at gandang Star-Finder Optical!


I broke my old pair of eyeglasses and I think I suffered for about 7 months not wearing one! But recently, I just can’t bear the headaches anymore. So I tried to look for a new provider where I can get a new and good pair of eyeglasses. Ate SM referred Star-Optical Finder at 2nd Level, Robinsons Place Manila, Ermita, Manila City. =)

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They also have branches in Festival Mall Muntinlupa City and BF Homes Parañaque City and I read in their Facebook page that they are hiring in SM City Lipa Batangas and SM City Clark Pampanga, so these are probably newly opened branches. Perfect for those who are residing outside Metro Manila!

I was not able to take photos when my sister and I were buying our new eyeglasses. Got these from their Facebook page though:

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According to their page, their frame designs are original and manufactured from Korea. Yes! Star-Finder Optical will definitely cater to those who love Korean fashion. =) They are bringing Korean eye-wear brands here in Manila with the most affordable price! They also offer free eyeglasses cleaning, free eye refraction and free adjusting!

You may contact them thru:
FB - StarFinderOptical.ph
IG - starfinderoptical_ph
TWITTER - iloveStarFinder

I bought mine for Php 500.00 for the frame and Php 900.00 for the lens. A total of Php 1400.00 only! Great pick for an eye-wear, isn’t it? =)

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My sister bought a pair of eyeglasses too! We went home very happy and we were excited to use it for our everyday activities. And with the praises we hear everyday, we will definitely go back to Star-Finder Optical to get another pair of eye-wear!

xx
Dianne

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