Fashion Runway at Icon

Trendsetter Productions, a service outfit conducting workshops for model wannabes, launched its Runway Cycle One Fashion Show  at Icon Ultimate Club, Hotel Intercontinental, Makati City, last January 18, 2012 – Wednesday. Among the lucky models who walked the runway was my 4-yr old daughter. It was the fruit of several workshops, totaling five days in all, where participants learned the basics of modeling, personality development, photography modeling and make-up, even how to emote on camera in various expressions. The event would not have been possible without the show’s sponsors like Icon Ultimate Club, the Bar, Motives by Loren Ridinger (make-up, cosmetics), Drezzee, Market Philippines, Casa de Imahe, David’s Salon, and several others. Looking back from my daughter’s own perspective, she had fun and a swell time: she got new friends, learned how to walk and pout, like a model, pose for the camera, and, I think, most importantly, be more comfortable with herself. I saw how she improved from Day 1. I was simply proud of her, especially when she walked the runway, without a trace of self-consciousness, and the tantrums. For those parents out there, I would suggest you get to involve your kids in workshops like these: it really helps to have our kids interact with other people, especially kids their age. It brings out the best in our children. Nowadays, we think that we do our kids a favor if we just leave them in front of the TV, or the computer, or their PSPs or DS. I beg to disagree. All these will only turn our kids into couch potatoes, unless we are there to interact with them or supervise what they’re doing. It’s far more healthy for kids to be outdoors, getting some fresh air, and sweating themselves to more fun and purposeful activities. There are some things that kids will never get to know from just a press of a button or manual dexterity.

all set for Las Vegas runway

gearing up for animal prints runway
proud dad and mom with our model, and Manang Elsa
with one of the adult female models – Red Carpet Runway
ready for the Red Carpet Runway
Red Carpet Runway – dual walk
Best in Gown – Adult Female Category
Best Male Model
waiting for the judges (tired but happy)

Loco over Hershey’s Choco

I was literally dragging myself to work today (January 12, 2012): the pain in my right knee was getting more and more unbearable. But I had to report for work so I could meet with our company nurse regarding reimbursements for medical consultation and medicines. Other than this, my mind was far from “work mode” as it is. By lunch time, I made up my mind to go to New World Diagnostics to have my tests as the doctor recommended.

On my way to the jeepney stop, I thought of passing by 7-Eleven to buy some breath fresheners.

Once there, I saw the Hershey’s dispenser serving French Vanilla Cappuccino and Choco Loco. I ordered a small cup of French Vanilla, only to find out that they ran out. So I opted for Hershey’s Choco Loco instead.

The choice was a Godsend: I felt much, much better. I remembered reading about how chocolate can help re-energize and stimulate one’s senses. No wonder, women, in particular, love chocolate! Somehow, my earlier feeling of discomfort and pain melted away with just one hot cup of Hershey’s Choco Loco. It also egged me on to go back to work in spite of my physical condition.

For those of you who have not yet tried hot chocolate at 7-Eleven, I suggest you should: like me, it would surely make your day!