Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Onitsuka Tiger: Behind the Fever

No! I do not mean the kind of sickness but a brand of footwear. Based on history, it started out making basketball shoes and is a registered trademark of Asics Corporation which I'm familiar with. Oh, well! I am not really a sneaker/rubber shoe fan though having one or two to own is enough to sport a casual and comfort feel and look. I do not have any idea when it comes to rubber shoes and sneakers except for those well-known brands like Nike, Addidas, Fila, Tretorn, Chucks from Converse to name a few. And with this particular Japanese brand Onitsuka Tiger, I would never knew about it until our recent trip to London late of last year that my in-laws introduced it to us this cool brand of shoe. To think that its already making waves here in the Philippines with celebrities already wearing it. Why I didn't know?



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My one and only pair of Onitsuka Tiger. Let me tour you to every part of the shoe...



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I love the color of my Onitsuka. It's very 'London' where I actually bought this.
Like the colors of the British flag.



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A closer look of its design. It's their signature style.
Pardon for the stain. How do I actually get rid off that stain?
Anyone? Please share...



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The bottom sole.



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The insole.

I'm so lucky to have bought a pair for around P1,300.00 Philippine peso. Wonder why it's so cheap? Because I bought it in one of the outlet stores located in Great Britain particularly in Ashford. If only I had the extra money, I would have brought two more for me and hoarded for my family. To think that the local price for that would cost around 5,000.00 - 6,000.00 pesos. Even if I sell it double the price here, it's still way cheaper. Don't you think?


The feel? Very comfortable and easy to walk in. With the color design that I chose, it can perfectly fit to any wardrobe color of my choice. But even if I knew about it, I might have difficulty owning one because of my personal reason: not practical spending for thousands of bucks. Browsing over to their website wants me to own one again. 

Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Green is love too! A Valentine's day gift suggestion

In my previous post here, I've said that colors red and brown (for chocolates) signifies love. As we celebrate this month of February with love, naturally we love to shower our loved ones by giving them flowers in red bloom as it is romantic and chocolates in brown as it is sweet to declare our love in our own little way. Well not only those two colors, I would say that green would suffice the meaning of love too. Love for oneself, family, health and well-being. In this generation, we can be creative by giving them something extraordinary but meaningful presents for this Valentine's day. Let's give them green by keeping it healthy. Healthy in the way we intake food into our system by eating the right kind of food. For example, by consuming green leafy and green-colored vegetables as part of our eating routine.


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Freshly picked bounties. You may put this in a decorative container
for a more presentable appearance.


Aren't they glorious and refreshing? Big chunk of tomatoes, japanese cucumbers and three heads of lettuce. Crisp, juicy, hydrating not to mention it costs way cheaper than flowers and chocolates and with more health benefits to add. I'm not saying that I don't like receiving flowers and chocolates from the ones you loved. Who wouldn't? Just saying that if you have limited budget thinking what you could give to your loved ones this Valentine's day, here's one suggestion for a change. Why not? It sure is healthy and your loved ones would think that you are concern too of their well-being not just a commercial stuff Valentine's day nowadays has to offer. 


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My dinner yesterday which I prepared for the household to share.
This is served with grilled tuna belly and squid. Yum!



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These are the dips I have. But I mixed my salad with
Sesame dressing and Parmesan cheese to add flavor to my greens.


For those who are clueless yet of what to give to their loved ones, now here's what I can share. Head now to your nearest market and pick up the freshest and healthiest green bounties that you could give to your loved ones. It's something personal and more meaningful because it goes out with all the love and effort you did. 



Happy Valentine's day to y'all! Cheers to love and well-being! 

Monday, 9 February 2015

The Red Door

Hello loves! What a great month to start with. It's already February and we're nearing half of it which means Valentine's day is almost around the corner. They said that love month is synonymous to red color, red roses, red wine and the like. But now, we can say that brown color is so much related to the love month because of the chocolates. Yeah! Why not?


Well, I'm not talking yet about my family's plans for this year's Valentine's day. But it's kind of something symbolic because of the new color of our house's main door, which is red #crimsonred (and brown for our screen door). 



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Our new main door.


What inspired me to color our main door with red was when we travelled to London last October 2014 with my hubby. In London, the hues of red, blue and green are the main colors of their front doors. And I fell in love with it. That gave me the idea to color it like that because it gives a rich and striking accent to the plain and simple facade of our house. Before that, I was already eyeing the door color of #MsDaphne house. From then on, I told myself, in time I will have our door painted in red too. Me thinks it's so chic and grabs attention to everyone. Don't you think? The only problem I have with our door is it cannot be noticed right away because our screen door which is colored brown blocks the sight of it. Anyhow, it's still okay as long that it's colored red which symbolizes luck for Chinese.



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It's Chinese New Year too! Just timely to have it painted in red.


The reason for changing our door is not just because we just want to (inspired with London's red door). Our door has been broken already at the middle part because of wear and tear. It's been a decade already. And the carpenter of our new door told us that aside from wear and tear, the wood quality actually is not really sturdy. We started have it made last year pa (end week of December 2014). But the painter is not available and the paint of this is not the ordinary one. It is auto-finished (the one used in automobiles). And it's quite expensive huh! But I guess it's all worth the wait (more than a month) and the hefty price tag (the paint alone). It is polished, smooth to touch and also easy to clean. We just use a dry flannel cloth and just wipe it to the entire door. Squeaky clean in an instant! I love how it turned out.



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My li'l helper. She patiently hold the door for me to take photos
with side comments that mosquitoes already kept biting and
hanging out on her legs...


Cheers to love, life, new year and… new door!!!