Monday, February 2, 2009

My Favorite THINGIES

We all have our favorite possessions. I bet they have stories to tell too. Well, let me share some of mine. Today, I was pleased with what my amateur photography skills produced.

Definitely my favorite nook in the house. This is where all the work takes place (blog-hopping, Facebook, Friendster and blogging). The chair supports comfortably and I get a good view of outside by drawing the curtains.

    Where all the magic happens...

This bed holds the record for comfort and sleep-inducing powers.

Tina, my co-worker from school led me into this hobby of collecting fridge magnets from places we've visited. This is all we have by far since we only started last year. "I love NY" definitely tops the bunch. 

I will never grow tired of this shirt. The moment I laid my eyes on it, I knew we just had to get it. I've worn it countless times and it's managed to retain its form after a battery of washings. Feels like second skin, it's that comfortable. From my favorite shirt brand, TOPMAN.

My favorite pair of jeans. A self-confessed 501 fanatic, the tides took a turn when G-Star Raw appeared on our radar. Impossibly light, impeccable details. This pair goes with anything we have, there's simply no way of going wrong.

My favorite specs. Again, comfort truly plays a major role for such selection. It's an ordeal finding the right frame that complements the shape of your face, I'm glad I found mine.

The mirrors on this shoe cabinet are simply wonderful. It brings out the best reflection (illusion) of you. And I just love the simple design and symmetry.

The only good thing I can say about going to Hanoi was finding awesome bargains just about anywhere. These photo albums were just some of them. Got all four for 10USD, how do you top that?
These decks and mixer will somehow bring me closer to my dream of becoming a DJ. I practice as much as I can. And they've definitely turned cold, lonely nights into 
electrifying ones!

I confess, I'm one of those people who feel naked leaving the crib without a few sprays. Acquired the habit from my mom. 
These are my all time favorite scents (for now) in the right order: 
1.) Issey Miyake for men (made to be a classic) 
2.) CK In2U for men 
3.) Be delicious green for women 
4.) CK Summer

Bought these colorful boxes at a Tesco Lotus store. I just love these eye-candies. They store anything from credit card bills to credit card receipts, just what you need. 
Pink: Unpaid. 
Green: Paid. 
Orange: "Now what do we do with these?"

My ever-dependable diver's Swatch. Has served its master for more than five years and shows no signs of retreating. Keep it strong dear comrade. 

My newest ally against grime. Compact and powerful, just what I needed when I took the reigns of looking after the cleanliness of a two-storey house. Bless you mighty partner, don't you dare chicken out on me.

We bought this bag in Taipei, Christmas 2007, from a Taiwanese brand called Paper. The material isn't leather, but I swear it's the next best thing. For it's price it's way worth it. I just like the look of it and it packs a whole lot. Been using it for all our travels. Now, can't imagine traveling without it.

Ahh! The color-popping Christmas tumblers from Swensen's. They're perfect for any iced drinks with straws. They have a total of 8 colors, but I'm not really a collector. Three's already a crowd in our cupboard.
And finally, my long-standing and torrid affair with underwear. 
So far, I don't detect any signs of it wavering. It's forged in stone!  Like I said, I'm no collector, but if one does catch my eyes or my crotch... it goes through a series of tests before acquisition: 
Material (comfort is everything)
Cut (should complement the goods)
 Fit (supports, lifts, enhances! 
Note: some shops now allow fittings--- What do you think? 
A welcoming thought or an eyebrow raising one?)
Design/Print (don't mind prints at all, my favorite pair has a gun print on the side,
 it's definitely bangin!)
 Waist band (if it peeps above your pants, it should be pleasant to look at)
Brand too, I suppose (I'm not a brand hog mind you). 
A perfect combination of all and then I'm had. 


Tristan Tan said...

Mac user too. Issey Miyake and CK Summer, I adore. I love New York. Overall, great pics and fab stuff! ;)

Roy@Siam said...

Hey there Tristan!

Great to know a fellow blogger with the same interests. And thanks for dropping by...


jonathan said...

Chic and classy. Very interesting way of presenting yourself to your readers. Keep them coming.

MANDAYA MOORE: Ang bayot sa bukid said...

love ko ang bed and the shoe cabinet

Roy@Siam said...

Thanks Jonathan! Just had our camera fixed, so I'm on trigger happy mode.

Thanks for the visit ever powerful Mandaya...

Anonymous said...

hmmmmm..roy you just echoed my least for you...only college that you i've self-exiled myself to seclusion since grades school-then yrs.and yrs...then coming out @20...heheh...any other late bloomers as well!!!I should have a coming out blog your butterfly paintings ha!!

rose a.