The beginning of the end?
I’m telling you, in this town, when it rains it pours. It’s all gonna be downhill from this point onwards unless someone rescues me.
I just had the most embarassing experience in my life. EVAR. I’d say tonight was one of the worst nights out and I’ve never, ever humiliated myself so much to the point where I wished the ground would split and swallow me alive. If you think you’ve had it bad, well, I had it REAAAAAAAALLY bad. I planned on having a really nice time out today but after what happened, it’s rather appropriate for me to temporarily wallow in shame.
Look at that face. LOL I’ve got a bald patch like Victoria Beckham ZOMG!
Jacket from Zara, shirt from CK Calvin Klein, jeans from Acne Jeans (Sweden), bag from Louis Vuitton, shoes from Louis Vuitton, brooch from Rustan’s (Manila).
UGH!!!!!! I really don’t want to talk about it but the hell. No one can help me forget about it unless I get it out of my system. Delete delete delete erase erase erase abort abort abort it out of my system. My blog is the best outlet I’ve ever had, it’s therapeutic and it’s better than going to the shrink.
Camwhore’s worst nightmare
I used to hate photos with a passion. I did my very best to avoid the camera ever since I hit puberty. Looking at some of my old pictures, there’s a "gap" between the first day pubic hair started to appear on my crotch right up to my mid teens. I guess as soon as I got hair on my legs, I came into terms with myself and accepted the fact that I’m not the prettiest knife in the drawer.
My looks won’t kill… they only scare people away! Hahaha!
Hat by "Blue Seahorse" from Firma (Manila), short-sleeve white shirt from Neil Barrett, striped vest from Zara, chain and leather belt used as necklace from Firma, patent leather belt from Topshop, skinny jeans from Viktor Jeans (Manila), snakeskin clutch from Tyler (Manila), shoes from Jil Sander.
Things changed though when my dad bought me my first digital camera several decades ago. If I’m not mistaken, it was a "Sony Mavica"… or something like that. It was massive! It was heavy, like a brick, and I had to put one of those icky floppy disks in order to store photos. It wasn’t a fancy camera but it was the start of something… I fell in love with my ugly self.
Don’t ask me why I went to the hospital (again) on Wednesday morning. I had to do more tests and x-ray shots. Just cross your fingers and hope for the best. I wanna live old till I’m 75 and wear Oscar de la Renta… or Zoran for god’s sake.
Good goofy god lord almighty, when will it ever end?!?!?!?!?
At this point, all I can say is that I’m a walking, talking, Balenciaga bag-wearing Chernobyl victim with all the radiation I got exposed to over the past few days.
Sunglasses by Gucci, deconstructed denim jacket from Alexander McQueen, ‘Salt N Pepa’ t-shirt from Dsquared, bag from Balenciaga, shorts from this cheap store in the Philippines called "Details", shoes from Zara.
Hospital and Haircut: Pretty Faggot
"The bad stuff is easier to believe. You ever notice that?"
I looooove Pretty Woman!!!!! Who the fucking hell knew that old fart with salt and pepper hair, Richard Gere, was fucking HOT back in the dark ages? Man, I wasn’t even born when this film was made. Ugh!!!! I can’t believe he’s sooo hot back then.
Yesterday afternoon was productive. I originally planned on having a massage but I ended up at the hospital (and the mall) instead.
Black t-shirt from Topshop, oversized sleeveless striped v-neck top from Zara, sunglasses from Gucci, bracelets from Hermès, Bill Amberg and Topshop, necklace from Mimi (Philippines), bag from Balenciaga, jeans from Acne Jeans (Sweden), super old sandals from Bragano by Cole Haan.
Bryanboy Loves…and Random Cheesemax: Retail Therapy and More
DISCLAIMER: This is QUITE POSSIBLY THE LONGEST BL…RC entry of all time so be sure to read it all.
#1 – Bryanboy loves people from Budapest, Hungary, Plano, TX, Salford, UK, Staten Island, NY, Paderno Dugnano, Italy, Paris, France, Willebroek, Belgium, Lisbon, Portugal, Chrzanw Nowy, Poland, Beijing, China, Djursholms Sby, Sweden, Rome, Italy, Sarugakucho, Tokyo Japan and of course, all the cute guys and lovely girl from Hudiskvall, Gavleborgs Lan Sweden! I love each and every one of you ya fuckin maggots. Send me "I LOVE BRYANBOY" pictures! I can never have too much of those.
New York City, BC, Canada, Rome Italy, Jakarta, Indonesia, Philadelphia, PA, Madison, Wisconsin and Singapore. Unless you’re legally blind, it should be obvious to you that people all over the world love me so you, yes you, should start loving me too.
Full-sized version of these pics plus all the random cheesemax that I love after the jump.
You better work! Sashay! Shante!
It’s 3:35AM in the third world and my day is about to start. I slept early last night, around 8PM after spending the entire day on the road. Early to bed, early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise!
Yesterday was quite productive. I left the house before lunchtime, in spite of my face all red and peeling (yep, I restarted again on Obagi…I have to have perfect, flawless skin NEXT MONTH for another upcoming/possible project, that’s another surprise to tell), to meet several suppliers. My first batch of 20-something necklaces are all done… and they’re all GORGEOUS! I’m really proud of myself and my vendors. I’m extremely confident that most of you will react the same way I did when I saw them. It felt really good inside to be able to accomplish something. Unfortunately, there’s still lots of work that needs to be done. 20 pieces isn’t enough to begin with therefore I’m adding another extra week on my ‘calendar’ to create another 20 pieces.
Busy Bee… Sneak Preview…
Time is truly the ultimate luxury in this world. I was supposed to go out this afternoon to meet one of my suppliers for my upcoming accessories line but I cancelled out first thing in the morning because I’ve spent the entire night designing a new website. Believe it or not, I slept at 10AM earlier today… for only 4 hours!
Last week was quite heavy, both emotionally and physically… I really have to go to the doctor soon. I’ll try to go to the hospital tomorrow morning. Remember how I complained about having chest pains/lung problems for the past few months? Ugh. I’m gonna give this whole ‘quit smoking’ another shot. I’ll try not to smoke a cigarette tonight.It’s gonna be extremely hard cause cigarettes are pretty much what keeps me up all night.
I’m just fucking exhausted. Of everything! There’s definitely something in the air. I overheard my mom talk to one of her sublings on the phone and she said my aunt survived a heart attack AND a stroke over the weekend. She’s currently recovering in the hospital. The worst part is, when she was rushed off to the hospital, her maid ran off with some of my aunt’s jewelry. It was cruel. Hearing news like this makes me feel sad. Ugh. Family drama eh? The good thing is, my aunt is fine and she’s gonna undergo some sort of surgery. Enough about my aunt… more about me!
I really don’t
know where I get the energy to get up each and every day… or how I’m
able to survive this sickening routine of "sameness". I try to make
each day a "new" day but it always feel as if it’s just the same as
"yesterday". Sometimes I feel that my life is so stagnant and I need a
CLEARER sense of direction.
The good news is, I’m finally making a lot of progress on my upcoming accessories line. I think I’m gonna focus on this over the next few weeks. I just can’t wait to launch this baby. One of my suppliers emailed me with pictures and I was happy with the initial samples. I guess you guys have to wait until the website is up to see what they all look like. Give me a couple of weeks. Promise!
Production-wise, we’re running a little behind
schedule because all of my accessories are handmade. We’re starting with a small collection of about 40 or so necklaces for the initial roll-out. My supplier and I also have to go through a lot of stuff before making a piece. Each piece is unique, crafted by hand and well-thought out so no two accessories are the same. Hopefully I’ll have all 40 pieces done before Friday this week.
I’m meeting one of my suppliers tomorrow to shop around town for packaging. Remember the cute black boxes I mentioned online before? I’ve been in contact with them and apparently, the shipping costs (from the USA) are more expensive than the boxes alone so fuck it. I guess we’ll buy all the materials here.
My maid went to the markets yesterday (Divisoria) and all she found were brown kraft boxes. Yuck! We’re sooo not gonna use brown boxes. Eeew. I guess since we’re just starting small, we may have to go to a regular "gift shop" or "wrap shop" whatever type of shop in the mall. After all, it’s not like we’re selling 1,000 pieces now. We’re still a mom-and-pop operation.
I’m really, really excited with my new venture! You’ll definitely hear more about it when I unveil it soon.
I think I’m gonna crawl back to bed and take a nap. I’m really dead tired and knackered to the bone… and to think, I only got up a couple of hours ago. Hopefully I’ll wake up again later, in the middle of the night, so I can get back to work.
Bryanboy loves Swedish boys and Singaporean kids! (I hope I didn’t sound like a pedophile right there. hahahaha)! Keep the love coming.
Big shout out to Helen, again, from Singapore, too. Man, am I big in Singapore or what?
As always, you all know how to get hold of me. Email email@example.com or SMS +63.915.785.1492.
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Checkpoint: Stopped by the Police
Oh my god. We got stopped by the cops on our way home last night and boy it was hilarious.
"Good evening young ladies. Sorry for the inconvenience, will you please turn your lights on?"
First things first, I would like to greet all my countrymen, anyone who's got a snot-colored passport (like I do) from the land of the brown, l'exotique and the natives, the cesspit of the third world aka Las Islas Fililpnas, a HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY!
Philippine flags photo credit: Shaolintiger.com
Tang ina ninyo lahat mga hampaslupa itayo ang bandera ng Pilipinas!!! Hoy mga bakla ako ang pinakamaganda sa inyong lahat hahahahahahahahaha! Echos!
If These Walls Could Talk!
I would like to say "thanks" to the Pied Piper of Manila, Carlos Celdran (and his fabulous & highly-recommended walking tours) for NOT BEING AVAILABLE on a bloody Thursday. Carlos!!!!!!! I hope you’re
listening to me reading this… it’s about time that you clone yourself! I was gonna send a fellow blogger over to you but you don’t have any weekday tours available. Thanks to you, I lost soo much weight from an hour’s worth of walking. I burned so many calories I think I might have reached my exercise quota for the entire year!
I went to Intramuros and Fort Santiago yesterday afternoon with Gareth and my younger sister.
I got up at 10:30AM yesterday after my little KFC extravanganza. I wanted Gareth to see one of Manila’s top tourist attractions (other than myself, of course) so I picked him up at around 2:30PM.