Archive for September, 2008
where is FDR when you need him?
well, who said the US congress were a bunch of geniuses? the dow jones closed 7% lower but more than 777 points down, the biggest point-drop ever, after both republicans AND democrats failed to pass the bailout plan. do i hear the stock market lost USD 1.2 trillion today? a trillion. not bazillion or gajillion. a TRILLION. yes, there is such a thing.
good luck with that 401K and stock portfolio.
i still can’t get over the fact that paul newman is dead. he was talented, beautiful, charming, intelligent and enigmatic. the first time i ever saw cool hand luke, i bawled like a baby. how can you not cry when witnessing such a handsome man with an arresting sob? his baby blue eyes just pierced right through your heart.
my college roommate stephanie and i shared a passion for paul. we daydreamed we’d be swept off our feet by somebody who looked like him. we would even glide through the grocery aisle right by the newman’s own salad dressing just to stare at his beautiful face. silly, yes, but this was a man worthy of such adulation. he was a man who believed in his causes and fought for them. he was also a man who followed his own heart.
he starred in 4 of my favorite films of all time – hud, the hustler, cat on a hot tin roof and the sting. his roles in these movies were all terribly flawed, but endearing and charming. much like the real paul, i would imagine.
above his movie star good looks and old hollywood elegance, paul newman’s most endearing trait, IMHO, was his eternal commitment and love for his wife of over 50 years, joanne woodward. my heart consistently melts at the sight of this celebrated and loving hollywood couple.
paul newman represented the last of old hollywood and an end of an era. george clooney only wishes he can achieve half of what paul newman has achieved in his lifetime.
thanks, paul and may your spirit live on.
(photo credit – the new york times)
one of my most favorite actors of all time. rest in peace.
now, this one is FUNNY.
sorry to be all too consumed by the greatest show of our time but gossip girl is just that awesome. it’s all i could talk about in facebook and with my friends(i only have one girl in the office who is hooked with GG, i converted her. LOL). and while going through the stuff i read when i get to work, i got the biggest shock of my life!!!
so you’re telling me leighton meester doesn’t have the same pedigree as THE queen bee herself, blair waldorf? WTF.
it turns out our favorite gossip girl has a drug-smuggling felon for a mother. who would have thunk? all with her brunette gorgeousness and uppereastsider charms? MY GOD. we’ve been had. all along i thought we have an authentic WASP princess in her perfect tennis whites. what’s next? nate archibald aka chace crawford was fug when he was a kid? THE HORROR.
(photo and story credit – daily intel)
omg. my brain cannot process episode 4. it was amazing.
please. download. now.
i’m in this sunday’s philippine star lifestyle section. i wrote an article on power dressing -
here’s the full article.
if the women of new york city during fashion week are any indication, bill cunningham has declared that shoes have taken over handbags as THE fashion statement for F/W2008. i personally love it! must be the recession or something, but the amount of money you would spend for, say, a chanel bag(would you believe a medium classic flap bag/2.55 in caviar is almost USD 3000!! CRAZY! i bought mine for SO MUCH CHEAPER), you can get at least 4 or 5 decent pairs from louboutin or YSL. so now you know where my money will be spent in my next new york trip (btw, a week and a half to go! ACK!!!!!)
some photos from on the street that i absolutely loved –
shoes are TDF. omg, i can’t sleep. *drool*
i thought this was funny! almost all the girls i know bring an extra pair of shoes in their bag or in their car. i have flip flops in my car and just change into my shoes once i get to my parking slot. i would die for fashion, but there has got to be some time for my feet to rest. walking around in 4-inch miu miu pumps is a skill i need to work into my resume.
(photo credit – new york times/bill cunningham)
if you haven’t seen episode 3, i suggest you skip reading this.
well to be quite honest, i was really mopey since monday. NO, not boy problems. two words – lehman brothers. dampens your mood, in general. but gossip girl delivered and episode 3 packed a WALLOP. but the best thing about it, IMHO, are the blair and serena doppelgangers who harrassed dan and serena in central park.
the doppelganger thing is sheer brilliance. i was trying to figure out if i was going laugh out loud or just be in shock and awe of the best show ever. i ended up doing both. my god, josh schwartz and his crew are smoking serious grade A jamaican gold and i’m loving it. they are opening doors and avenues of plot twists unheard of in network tv. it’s just pure genius. GENIUS!
who cares if there is a worldwide financial bloodbath, there is gossip girl to look forward to. i love GOSSIP GIRL!