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our baby sporty is chillin' under the tree ;)
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my pretty mumma :D
I went to BSU (Bulacan State University) to accompany my Ninang Joy in her thesis defense. She is taking up her MSIT masters degree at Bulacan State University. Her defense starts at 12noon until 2pm so mom and I were in the University’s gazebo chillin’, bonding and just talking about stuffs.

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Mumma and Ninang Joy :)
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With Ninang Joy :)
Hoorah for Ninang Joy for she passed her thesis defense and treated us at Gerry’s Grill in Malolos, Bulacan. We ordered Baked Scallops for appetizers and for the main course, we had Beef Caldereta, Beef Casserole and Pinaputukang Cream Dory. Although we had lunch a bit late, it was still a fun bonding time with my mom and her youngest sister, Ninang Joy.

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Baked Scallops :D
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Beef Caldereta
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Beef Casserole
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Pinaputukang Cream Dory
Before finally heading home, we stopped by Eurobake just before Tabang Exit in NLEX for pasalubong! Yumyum for garlic chips, pastillas and inipit! :D

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After going to church, we went straight to SM Valenzuela to have our lunch at Pizza Hut. We were all craving for pasta and since mom can’t drive far, it’s Pizza Hut in SM Valenzuela.

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For starters, we had Mozzarella Sticks with Marinara sauce. The sauce was my favourite of the whole dish.

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For the main course my order was Lasagna.

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fettuccine with alfredo sauce and bacon bits for younger sis, czai :)
Czai had the Fettuccine with Alfredo Sauce with bacon bits. It looks mouth watering; but it’s just plain carbonara tasting. I’m not a big food fan. I just love eating so forgive me for my food terminology ignorance.

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go moooom! :D
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Tuna Bacon Cheese Melt <3
Youngest sis had plain spag and roasted chicken while mom had the Tuna Cheese melt something. It looks yumyum and I loved it. 

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the vanilla ice cream with caramel and apple bits ;)
For desserts, youngest sis, Kim, had Mango Panna Cotta while I had the Caramelized Apple in Vanilla Ice Cream thing. I loved this dessert because I am not a big fan of overly sweet and chocolatey desserts. So this is perfect for me.

It was just a plain Sunday lunch out bonding with my family and I loved every bit of it.

 
 
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Okay, so my birthday is like 3 months away so I'm going to post my birthday wishlist and show it to all my family and friends in case they are wondering what they should be giving me for my birthday. Hahaha! This is just actually for fun but it would really make my day if someone would really give me something from this list. Oh, and I really did indicate where to buy and how much so it's ready for purchasing! Hahaha! Here it goes:
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1. My own domain (PHP 1,800.00/YEAR)
I think Weebly offers the cheapest domain so it'd be great if someone could buy me a year's registration for my domain. I have been blogging for only a few months now and I kind of want my own domain now.
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2. 78 Pcs. Props Palette V2  (PHP 890.00)
I am looking for a makeup palette which would be affordable and something I can really fully utilize. This Props Palette already has eyeshadow, lips and blush colors already. this is definitely an all in one palette which, I think, is something makeup enthusiasts should own.
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3. 20 Pcs. Props Brush Set (PHP 1,100.00)
It sometimes is hard to achieve a certain look if you don't have the proper tools for it. That is why I want this brush set from Props. It actually has everything I need and it's really affordable. It has claims of being all natural goat hair so that is a good thing. Not synthetic. With this brush set plus the palette, I would be able to do the looks I have been wanting to do.
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4. Suesh Vanity Kit - CL102 (PHP 1,000.00)
This vanity kit is affordable, casual-looking and looks really easy to carry around. Instead of bringing a bulky hard train case, I kind of prefer this one since this looks like it can carry my necessary makeup and I can commute with this vanity kit.
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5. EOS 1100D 18-55 (PHP28,800.00)
I need a DSLR right now for the images I use in my blog and for shots of the makeup I put on to people and to my face as well. So if someone could sponsor one for me I will give you a year long ad in my blog and credits to every image I post here. Hahaha! *Calling mom and dad* Hahaha!
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6. Moolah for more clothes and shoes (PHP10,000.00)
I think I need more clothes and shoes. Hahaha! I have been overly spending for makeup and going out with friends that I barely leave money to buy myself new clothes and shoes. As much as I would want to upgrade my blog to being a fashion/beauty blog, I would have to say that makeup fascinates me more than fashion. As much as I would want to be super shopaholic for clothing, I still always look for the makeup section instead of where the clothes are when I am going to the mall. So, I always end up buying beauty and skin care stuffs instead of clothing and shoes. So, if someone could give me money and indicate that it is strictly for clothing or if someone could take me out for shopping clothes so that I'd be limited to buying only clothes and none for cosmetics and skin care, that'd be awesomeness!

As of now, these are the stuffs I would want to really have. I wish someone would give them to me because I am too "kuripot" to buy stuffs plus I am such a  cheap-ass so the stuffs listed here are the best and most affordable I can find. Hahaha! 

Tonight's prayer:

"Dear God, please direct someone on this blog who would be most willing to give at least one of these stuffs. Thank you. Amen."
 
 
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wanna open 'em now! ;)
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N33 brush from Marionnaud ;)
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I love its sleek and elegant look ;)
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fine bristles :)
After going to the office to file my resignation, I stopped by my favorite store, Watsons. I decided to buy their Liquid Foundation brush because I've thought about if I would be using sponge, and then I would have to replace it over and over again and it will cost me more; so I have chosen to buy the Marionnaud Liquid Foundation Brush instead. FYI: My sponges are from Marionnaud as well.

I admit that once a brand satisfies me, it should expect me to come back for more. That is what happened with Marionnaud. I tried their eyebrush and I loved it. So, I decided to buy my brushes from them. Aside from Marionnaud I also use brush from ELF. The Marionnaud and ELF brushes are good brushes and at the same time, really inexpensive. I got this Marionnaud Liquid Foundation brush for only PHP 139.00.

Anyway, I haven't used this brush yet so I'm going to give you my review once I have used it tomorrow. How about you, what brand of brushes do you use? Why do you like that specific brand? Comment below your answers. I will appreciate it. Thanks!
 
 
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At around 12midnight of June 01, 2011 @penshoppe twitted:PENSHOPPE officially welcomes our new LEAD endorser MR. ED WESTWICK to the Philippines! #YouKnowYouLoveHIM xoxo

Yes, people! The bass is finally here in the Philippines. The winners for the 10 lucky girls who would be included in the VTR to be watched by Ed Westwick has already been picked; but fear not ladies! Penshoppe launches another Twitter contest where they'd choose 2 lucky followers to meet and greet the one and only bad ass that is Chuck Bass. All you need to do is tweet them your photo inspired by their latest campaign and add the following hashtags: #ChuckBass, #YouKnowYouLoveHim and #Penshoppe. The contest winners will be announced on June 02, 2011 exactly 12 midnight.


As for the rumors upon where he is currently staying @michdulce twitted: @jiritajackson soshal nya ha presidential suite ng manila penn! I know that backdrop from my debut when we stayed there!! #hulikachuck

So there you go, The Bass is already in Manila. Question for you guys, what is the craziest thing you are willing to do to see Ed Westwick? Leave a comment below. I would appreciate it. You know you love him!
 
 
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A request from someone on Facebook asked me to give tips on how to organize an event. Organizing an event is not an easy task to do; plus there is no specific way on how to do it. It always depends upon what kind of event you would want to organize. Would it be a birthday party, a debut, a wedding, a social gathering, a press conference, etc. There are so many kinds of events and each one requires a different way on handling it; however, I would be giving you tips on the basics of organizing an event.

1. What is the event about?

You should have already thought about what your event is about and what the theme is. Whether the event is for a social gathering or a birthday party, you should have already thought about how you want this event to look. This is because you will base every planning and preparation details with this core information.

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2. Know your budget

It is just right that you should have already known what your allotted budget is for the event. That way you can plan well and make necessary adjustments early for the event. If it is a corporate events or a social gathering, you can go look for sponsors; but be reminded that sponsors are not always the answers. They could lighten up the financial burden but you should always have a specific budget ready already.

3. Final Planning

Upon knowing what the event is about and how much your allotted budget is, you can now plan as to how you want your event to run and the final set-up look on the venue and other related stuffs. You will be basing your plans on the given theme and budget for the event.

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4. Make a Pre-Event Checklist

Now that you know how your event would look like and what is it about, it’s about time we list the things we would need for the event. Like the caterer, the guest list, the lights, sounds, etc.  You need to fulfil each and everything on the list and as an added tip, put the most important on top of the list. This would help you in figuring out what your top priority is.

5. Prepare a timeline

Keep in mind that you must always be on schedule or even earlier so that if in any case that there would be changes, you still have time to adjust. That is why you should always give a timeline when doing a specific something for the event. Like if you would be having sponsors, give them a timeline until when you need their confirmation and such stuffs. If one thing is delayed, your whole planning would be adjusted and changed. So better be on track of your timeline.

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6. Prepare Well For the Ingress

For me, the ingress is the most crucial time for the event. I suggest you prepare a complete ingress checklist as to what you will need. List even the smallest items from the lights, the mobile to the electric tapes, wires and even scissors. If you do this, you can thank me later. This will save you a lot of time and will keep you prepared for everything. Trust that your ingress will fall smoothly.

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7. Be Alert on the Event Itself

Yes, you should be. If in any case there would be problems, if you don’t have the budget for the headsets in all of your staff, at the least keep your mobile phone close to you so you can always contact each other. Always check your mobile phone and check on your staff every once in awhile. Do not panic. Stay calm and enjoy the event.

8. The Egress

Just because this is the egress doesn’t mean you need not to prepare for this. If you have rented the stuffs you used for the event, make sure everything is in its working condition and check all the staff while packing up. Use your ingress checklist and see if everything is complete and still in good working condition.

This is pretty much the basics, my own tips and what I do when I organize an event. Different occasions call for different approaches. However, these are tips in general. Hope this helps and thanks to Kriszelle Diaz for this article request. If you still have any requests, add-ons, suggestions and/or comments feel free to leave a comment below, hit the contact me button, comment on my fan page in Facebook or tweet me. Just look for Gelleesh both in Facebook and Twitter.

Till next post!

 
 
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The first hint I got about this is chuvaness.com's tweet: "confeermed! guess who's coming to town?" and then she posted a picture of a pair of gorgeous eyes that can only be of Ed Westwick or more popularly known as THE Chuck Bass. With the caption under the picture being: "You Know You Love Him" it is a sure that the hot eyes belong to an Upper East Sider we all love.

manila-guide.com posted a blog entry regarding predictions on who these eyes are and she came up with Chuck Bass. As chuvaness.com still continues with the clues that it won't be Chace Crawford (Nate Archibald) nor Penn Badgeley (Dan Humphrey).

As per the trending tweets and other more random tweets, seem like Ed would be doing a photo shoot with Penshoppe next week. mindy-tv.blogspot.com confirmed this information via @PublicityAsia on twitter as they are working with Penshoppe on this project.

Now, would the Bass be going around in Manila to make all her ladies here happy? We sure hope he would. As for now, be happy he'd be here, hope for the best and thank Penshoppe.

xoxo,
Gelleesh BASS. (LOL)


**UPDATES: This tweet pretty much says it all:  @PublicityAsia IT'S OFFICIAL: ED WESTWICK is the NEW lead endorser of PENSHOPPE 2011/12 campaign! Cheers to @penshoppe #YouKnowYouLoveHIM
 
 
Yesterday, I visited Forever 21 at SM Megamall with BDJ buddy, Lyzette. She bought a gray cropped top while I went to the cosmetics section. I found stuffs I would want to try like their body shimmer, the blush which looks like a pink camouflage suit and their cute coloured nail polishes. They also have these mood lipsticks which they claim to change colours after awhile.

I have been convinced to purchase the Love & Beauty Smokey Palette. It has 10 colours which are already good for blending and creating a smokey effect on the eyes. It also comes with an eye shadow applicator and a black eye liner. I am excited to try my new baby and I will be posting a review and eye look for this palette. This palette costs only PHP 435.00. Good deal, guys?

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Do you have any thoughts on the Love & Beauty products of Forever 21? Have you tried any of them? Don’t forget to leave a comment below or message me for Love & Beauty stuffs.

Till next purchase ladies!

 
 
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Topshop | Topman re-launched their flagship store at Robinson’s Galleria this May 25, 2011. The fun part is: first 50 “early birds” gets 50% discount off while the rest still gets to enjoy 20% off. Now, you can imagine how long the line is at the counter area. I arrived late because of the traffic and my meeting before the said event, so I apologize for the very few pictures. There were random and sudden games which will get you gift bags from their sponsors. It was a fun-filled opening night. There were alcohol, finger foods and a DJ. A shopping party indeed!
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So girls and guys, don’t forget to drop by the new fashioned Topshop | Topman at Level 2 Robinson’s Place Galleria. Great clothes and accessories await your eyes.

See you next event! ;)