The Lap Desk Hunt
Ask and ye shall receive indeed. Just yesterday, I was asking friends on Twitter where I could find a nice lap desk for my laptop. I learned that it really is bad to set your laptop on the bed (the heat gets trapped and the laptop’s fan becomes overworked). I’ve been making do by propping a paperback novel underneath my laptop, but I knew it was a temporary solution. The funny...
A pick-me-up from Kiehl's
I’ve been feeling bummed the past couple of days (nothing specific, we all get days like these, and I eventually shake it off because hello, there’s nothing to be bummed about!!), and the feeling was confirmed when I found myself wandering aimlessly at the mall looking for something—anything—to buy to cheer myself up. I’m glad I held off going inside Paul Smith, I was already...
During a trip last week, one of the guys we met during our tours had an uncanny resemblance to young actor AJ Perez. I even Googled AJ to prove it. They looked like they could be brothers, and Nico, AJ’s doppelganger, laughed and said “Malayo ang mararating ng batang yan.” Indeed, AJ’s rise in rank at ABS-CBN was quick and sure. I remember meeting him when he was just starting out, he was one...
Personalizing iPad 2 Smart Covers
During a marathon product shoot at Rustan’s with Pammy, I discovered a tiny counter tucked in one of the store’s corners, where a man with a monocle does engraving. It was December then and as I was having my new pen engraved, I saw that he had behind him a stack of leather-bound journals which he was stamping with names in gold foil. As soon as I got my smart covers in the mail today, I...
iPad 2 is
Has it been a year already? Based on this entry about the first one, it is. This time, my Apple-picker was my friend, Joy. She’s awesome. I asked her if she could make sure the packaging was as small as possible to save on Johnny Air costs, and she took it to the next level. Meet her “engineered” box which she cut herself. When Grace handed me the box, I was doubtful the iPad 2...
From Jadeco with love
I was in Hong Kong recently for a couple of short days, where my shopping time amounted to maybe around 4 hours total for the whole trip. You can just imagine my distress when I saw this adorable patent leather iPad sleeve being sold at Dymocks. The shop only had in stock black and navy. The navy was pretty, it looked very vintage Jackie O—that is if she had an iPad in her heyday and was wont...
While watching a movie, I launched my Pulse mini news reader on my phone and asked my friend Giff if he still used Pulse. (Yes, smart phoning in the movies—a bad habit of mine that I will never ever cure myself of.) He whispered back, “No, I use Flipboard for my feeds now.” Hmm, interesting. I remember getting on the Flipboard bandwagon when it was just released. People were...