October 30, 2012

The Blue Dahlia




 Vintage dress from a Japanese Vintage shop in Singapore, Mango gold belt, Parisian blue suede pumps

I decided to dress up as Veronica Lake/Lauren Bacall for Halloween. In the style of the classically feminine lady of 40s-50s vintage. I don't have their make-up spot on, since I can't be bothered to shave my eyebrows into very thin lines. To be honest, I used Marylin Monroe's make-up techniques for this one, which was quite tedious! After months of persistent nagging, I finally used Mark's gift - a hair curler. He's been wanting me to curl my hair to achieve a very Old Hollywood glamour look. After showing this set, he was finally sated. I wish I could do this everyday, but hell, this was time consuming. I hope you enjoy it though. I will have a make-up tutorial for this look after my holiday.
Take care and Happy Halloween!
 x
Millie


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Listening to : Come As You Are by Yuna (Nirvana cover)
Loving: vintage dresses
=(: back pain

October 28, 2012

Hurrah For October 2012/ Exciting News!

Since October is a happy month, I decided to have pink hair! LOL
An oh, happy Halloween!!
Here are the highlights of my wonderful month that is OCTOBER!
1. Family time: Margie's birthday :)
(Belated) Happy Happy 22nd birthday to my dearest sister, Margaret Frances Morales!!! I had such a great time with my loving family, Rexy, Marlon, Austin and our two lolas! Wished you were with us, Mark, Mello and Iggy. ♥
Thank you for your wonderful service, Conti's, our cute waiter Prince and Martin, Austin's twin brother who also happens to be a Manager there. ♥
2. Bought a new laptop and new digicam.
After delaying these purchases for so long, I finally updated my laptop and digicam. As many of my  friends know, I'm not into gadgets so this was like a surprise and a "finally!" moment for my loved ones. Mark, as you can see, was very pleased.
3. Mello and Iggy finally got busy. 
Mello is so clingy that he even snuggles inside Iggy's bed now. They're adorably inseparable!
After 4 long years of Mello being single and virgin, he was finally able to get busy with Iggy and we are hoping for little babies soon! 
4. Swimming with Epchi at Palm Springs
This was just SO MUCH FUN. It was laughter, gossip and a food trip escapade. We felt like children again :)
5. Epsilon Chi Fraternity and Chi Epsilon Sorority's Sem-Ender in Laiya
No laptops, minimal use of cellphones, no internet and just a digicam. We were able to enjoy this trip so much. I cannot express how happy I was to be able to relax, talk, laugh, sing, eat and swim with people without worrying whether they are "instagraming" every meal, checking their BBM/twitter from time to time or "checking in" every destination. Some people went to the market to buy raw meat and fresh fishes to cook, some people swam, drank, played cards, told stories and more importantly, PEOPLE ACTUALLY CONVERSED WITHOUT THEIR GADGETS INTERRUPTING THE TALK. This is one of the main reasons why I love hanging out with EpChi and ChiEp. I miss this soooo much! 
This was also the time when I drove from the border of Batangas to Los Banos. Our trip was a bit crazy: Alabang-UP Diliman-Laiya-UPLB-Alabang. That was exhausting.
Thank you so much Dhimple for a wonderful job!! :)
6.Manager's Course: super fun times
I think it's safe to say that we are one big, happy family! :)
7. I am addicted to Sherlock, The Walking Dead Season 3, Modern Family Season 4, The Big Bang Theory Season 5, Once Upon A Time Season 2

Exciting News!!! (okay maybe not for you but for us and our families) ;)

8. Mark will have his internship here at the Office of the Solicitor General of the Philippines. Yes yes yes! Mark will be working at the Solicitor General's Office either December or January in Makati! This is such a great honor and a wonderful opportunity, all thanks to the amazing Assistant Solictor General and our family's very good friend, Atty. Karl Miranda! GO to http://www.osg.gov.ph to learn more about OSG :)

9. Mark got in to an exchange program/winter school in the one place I've always wanted to go since I was a child!!!  I literally screamed when I heard about this. We will not yet reveal which country until I get a visa. IF I get a visa. We plan to extend our stay there for a day to spend our Valentine's...but it seems if ever I pick Macquarie, we need to go back to Sydney for a 'compulsory orientation'...hmmm. Still, makes me smile just thinking about it! Fingers crossed!

10. I was accepted in another school in Sydney for my Master's degree, Macquarie University :D
I got a Conditional Offer in Macquarie! I just need to send hard copies of my diploma/ transcript and some documents and I'm good to go! I am now waiting for an offer from the last university I applied for :)
A funny conversation I had with Mark and my dad :)
October was a special month for me this year. I received a lot of blessings and I'm every bit thankful for them. For those who were asking about "The Mistress Part 2" post, Mark and I decided to post it this November as our featured article, so I hope our readers will be more patient with us. 

Thank you so much to everyone who messaged me on Facebook with nothing but kind words for our blog. I will be making a post for you guys, soon! 

I will be out of town this week so I'm not sure if I'll be able to update our site. This is going to be a very busy week as there are a lot of things to do for work, school etc. Also, there are still some pictures on Facebook I haven't uploaded but I will upload them before I go on a holiday for my dear friends.

I can't wait for November and for Mark's arrival very soon!
x
Millie and Mark


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Listening to : Mermaid by Yuna
Loving: October
=(: I'm sick again!

October 24, 2012

Malaysia Photo Diary

Kuala Lumpur and Malacca/Melaka

 Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur


 Shopping for make-up :)


 Melaka :)








Ranie and Joel :) 

Last May, I went to Kuala Lumpur and met with college friends Joel and Ranie. We walked around the city, saw Petronas Towers etc. and toured Melaka/Malacca, the historical city centre which has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 7 July 2008. We didn't stay long in Malaysia as our main destination was Singapore. Joel is my college friend and my companion during this trip. I have been to Singapore with Mark last January but Joel's father asked if I could accompany his son. Joel has never been around Asia except South Korea, and Joel's dad didn't want to go back to Singapore. I've been meeting Joel and his dad in Davao a couple of times and they have been very gracious hosts. Joel has been really nice and patient during the trip. Thanks a lot, buddy! :)

 Ranie, on the other hand, is my batch mate from college. He is currently in Kuala Lumpur for his job as a Research and Documentation Specialist. He has been meeting with some of our friends and batch mates from UPLB and has been touring them around Malaysia, even booking flights and hotels for them. We contacted him through Facebook and we met in front of Petronas after our Melaka trip. We were a bit late because of the heavy traffic. I'm really sorry for that! He showed us a good place to eat and continued discussing about Malaysian culture and politics. He's a really nice guy and is a good traveling companion. Thanks again! :D Check out his blog entry about touring people in Malaysia:http://www.fk-world.com/en/Blog/My-Blog/?userId=5843&entryId=25641
That's it for now!
x
Millie


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Listening to : Glory Box by Portishead John Martyn cover
        Loving: I got into Macquarie uni and my new Macbook pro :)
              =(: sniffles..I don't want to get sick :(

October 23, 2012

Club Ku De Ta and Singapore Skyline


If video is not working, click:Mark and Millie In Singapore: Club Ku De Ta
Our short video going to the famous Club Ku De Ta on Marina Bay Sands, with a sneak peek of Singapore's gorgeous architecture and skyline.
If you would like to know more about our Singapore trip or SG in general, click our guide:
Enjoy!
x
Mark and Millie


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Listening to : True Love by Katy Perry and Ke$ha
         Loving: The Walking Dead S3, Once Upon A Time S2, Modern Family S4, The Big Bang Theory S6
              =(: stomach pains

October 18, 2012

MAC Marilyn Monroe Collection


 M∙A∙C Marilyn Monroe, a colour collection that channels the legend’s lustre and sex appeal in shades and formulas meticulously Marilyn. Lipsticks in rapturous reds, gleaming Dazzleglass, a dramatic 35 Lash, False Lashes Extreme Black and Eye Shadows in shimmering metallic and diamond tones provide silver-screen allure. The finishing touch: Nail Lacquers destined to be a girl’s best friend and Beauty Powder to evoke that flawless Forever Marilyn



Mark's surprise presents: MAC Charmed, I'm Sure and MAC Scarlet Ibis form MAC's Marilyn Monroe Collection. Lips are not mine but from temptalia.com

As my readers know, I am obsessed with anything vintage. From movies, to the celebrities of that era as well as their fashion and make-up. I own several vintage clothes, jewelry and have sported the cat eyeliner since high school. I adore celebrities like Lauren Bacall, Rita Hayworth, Veronica Lake, Audrey Hepburn, Dita Von Teese, the ever sexy Brijitte Bardot who has been my fashion icon and of course, Marilyn Monroe. Now when Mark heard about MAC's Marilyn Monroe collection, he thought I was going to be ecstatic about it. He was right.

As I've told in my previous posts, I do not really follow any make-up trend and I don't really check whether MAC has a new collection or something BUT apparently, my boyfriend does for me! Mark has been looking at good MAC lippies to surprise me with and guess what he bought? MAC's Charmed, I'm Sure and Scarlet Ibis from MAC's Marilyn Monroe Collection! My boyfriend knows me soooooo well!!!

Charmed, I'm sure is a deeper red with a matte finish and blue undertones, whilst Scarlet Ibis is I think, her signature hue and more famous Marilyn lipstick, having a warmer red with orange-ish undertones. Perfect for my red lipstick collection :)


I'm so excited to use these babies and of course review them so everyone can see whether they look good on Pinay skin. 
The collection has been out since September and I think I'll have these lovelies soon. Can't wait!
x
Millie


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Listening to: Endless, A Silent Whisper (Tower of Doom Session) by Urbandub
Loving: MAC Marilyin Monroe Collection and ovcourse the boyfran
=(: nothing really 

October 17, 2012

Mark's Family Celebration

Melissa is Mark's older sister. She and her husband, Chris have reached the big one-oh and celeberated 10 years of marriage in style at organic restaurant, Agapé, surrounded by over fifty friends and family members. These days, not many couples reach the 10 year 'Tin Anniversery,' so it is an accomplishment of love that stands testament to the strength of their relationship, the depth of their love and proves that best friends really do make the best life partners. So, cheers to both of you and your next wedding milestone!

Mark is a very private person but he gave me a go signal to post these personal family pictures of Mishi's lovely celebration. These gorgeous pictures were taken by Mark. He's good no?

 Lovely!






Melissa is Mark's second oldest sister and she is a successful consultant/ partner at her consulting firm. Chris, on the other hand, is a successful partner at his law firm. They have been together since they were teenagers.










Mark, his mother Milette, Melissa and Chris. Mark's oldest sister, Carissa is somewhere in Europe with her husband Jez :)

Hope to see them soon.
x
Mark and Millie
              

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Listening to: Skyfall by Adele
        Loving: Modern Family Season 4
              =(: body pain from swimming haha!
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