Friday, October 19, 2012

Sole Slam Manila 10.14.12

My gig last weekend: Sole Slam Manila @ Ronac Art Center.

My posh best friend was the one who told me about this event and surprisingly all my bros were also planning to go. We bought VIP tickets for P600 but thanks to Resorts World, we got it at 50% off =P

My sneaky siblings. Guess who's wearing what =P

Welcome to sneakers heaven! Well there were all kinds of kicks. Mostly hard-to-find ones and limited editions. No wonder the prices are way beyond my budget.=P There were re-sellers and traders as well.

This would have to be my favorite trio =)

There were also cool shirts and other street wear.

To complete the look, they also had some accessories for the big boys - G-Shock watches, caps and Casio Retro watches =)

Some boys could be OC too (especially when it comes to their expensive kicks). There were some stuff to clean your shoes, as well as some protective gear to maintain the shape and even zip lock bags.

Since this was sneaker heaven, there were also angels haha. I first saw Aubrey Miles with Troy Montero but I was going down the stairs and my cam and I were not ready. FHM covergirl Ellen Adarna dropped by.

another FHM babe Abby Poblador

Me and my bro got to take a pic with model Paloma Esmeria who was really friendly. 

and it's me again with my favorite Magic DJ:Suzy

There were raffle prizes that were given away like Blackberry Phones, Resorts World accommodations and the grand prize (and the one I was drooling for), a white Meister watch. They also awarded this year's winner of the Sneaker Battle Competition who showcased his limited edition 'Eminem Sneaks'.

Overall it was a fun event. I felt like I was inside a candy store and I just wanted everything. 

I was just a bit disappointed not bringing home anything because they ran out of loot bags for the VIPs =( The prices were also quite high compared to some shops. If you're a shoe collector or if you just have the hots for kicks, it was an event that you should not have missed. Add them in facebook to get the latest news and events and get updated on their latest happenings.  Til next year! =)

Monday, October 8, 2012

Tous les Jours

Lets have a little bread talk =) I just saw this new store as I was looking for something to go with my coffee.
Tous Les Jours simply means everyday (tous =all, les=the, jours=days)
Not sure how to pronounce it right but lets just call it TLJ =P
It's the newest bread franchise from Korea. I know the name sounds french but it was actually established in Korea way back in 1996. From the name 'everyday', it just conveys how fresh their products are.

It was so hard to choose what to get since everything looked and smelled good =)
They also had some refreshments and cakes to choose from.
Finally, I decided to try the ff:
1. Sweet Black Rice Bread with Cream Cheese P48/pc
2. Soboro P28/pc
3. Cinnamon Twist P18/pc

I liked the Korean Soboro bread. It was simple. Not too sweet and I can say it has a classic taste. Soboro bread or strewed bread is a known snack in Korea and is their version of the German Streusel bread. I loved the crumby top. It would be better if it would have a creamy filling inside. =P The sweet black rice bread had a totally unique taste. I felt like eating a big mochi ball with cream cheese inside. I was expecting a lot from the cream cheese filling but it wasn't too flavorful. The cinnamon twist was okay. I just love cinnamon. =P I should have bought the apple pie and macarons. Oh well, there's always another time =)

Tous les Jours now has three branches: SM North, SM South and Alabang Town Center and will open soon at Robinsons Galleria, MOA and Eastwood City.
Check out their website to view their products and special promos: