Archive for March, 2011
Last March 25 2011, we were invited by the US Embassy in the Philippines to a small gathering to celebrate “Internet Freedom”. Honestly, it was my first time in the US Embassy grounds since I haven’t applied for an American visa before and we were even at the balcony outside the ambassador’s office! Security was very tight, for obvious reasons but the view was… AMAZING.
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I wonder if the ambassadors randomly chill at the Henry Mucci Balcony while sipping margarita and watching the sunset.
Also, I’ve always thought that diplomats (Americans or otherwise) are a bunch of uptight people who will give you the evil eye if you crack a joke within their hearing range but OMG I was so surprised and amused to find them very friendly and accommodating and some are even funny, too. Man, now I wanna be a diplomat! A superstar diplomat!!!
Kring Elenzano (that’s meeee~) with US Ambassador Harry K. Thomas, Jr.
Anyway, the most important part of this gathering is his “announcement”:
As you may have realized by now, it’s already summer in the Philippines. So we thought, for the first official Krimmy collaboration photo shoot, that would be our concept. But not just summer, you know… It’s SUMMER HAPPINESS ^^ This was a trial photo shoot to see if I have “chemistry” with the JejeKim. Also, I spent about an hour on my hair and make-up, the same time spent shooting this. Hahahaha!
Photographer: Jimmy Kim Yong Jin
Make-up artist/ Hair stylist: Kring Elenzano
Location: BF Heva Paranaque
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I’ve been fascinated with floral dresses and pink lip stick lately and it is quite apparent here.
Also, I was not deprived of a happy and fun childhood, although I didn’t look anything like this when I used to play in our subdivision’s playground 20 years ago.
It’s a fact that I’m not a “lifestyle blogger”. You wouldn’t really get to read stuff on my blog about the latest spa that I’ve tried or that flip flops event in a high-end mall or a 50% discount on a travel package. I realized I’m no foodie either. I don’t go out of my way to try “the best food in town zomg!!!!” and honestly, I’ll be satisfied with canned tuna and crackers. However, once in a while, I chance upon some really nice treats, some stuff that I feel are worthy to blog about. One of that is Paradis Natural Ice Cream at Tomas Morato.
Paradis Natural Ice Cream. I suck as a blogger. I have no establishing shots!
So we featured them on Go Negosyo and though we feature a lot of businesses there on a weekly basis, I’ve never really blogged about any of them here. But Paradis caught my interest because of something, which I’ll reveal later. Anyway, as their band name explains, it’s an all-natural ice cream. Not pre-mixed, not stored for months in the ref. In fact, they make the ice cream straight from their kitchen EVERY SINGLE FUCKIN’ DAY! That’s as fresh as Aga Mulach back in 1982.
Wait. You mean you can cook my ice cream in front of me? What’s that, an omelet? Amazing!