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In An Ideal Fangirl World

by macy
Tuesday, May 27th, 2014
Posted in Candy, Spotlight |

One Direction Ticket-Selling Event

  1. We wouldn’t have to wait x number of years for our favorite group to come to our country to do a live show for us.
  2. We would not have to line up for 12.5 hours to get a chance (a chance!) at tickets of choice to a concert.
  3. Fellow fans wouldn’t call others “fake fans” just because they haven’t been fans as long as they have been. In fact, they would welcome them with open arms because new fans mean more fans, which is always a good thing!
  4. There would be a magical concert venue that allowed everyone equal viewing opportunity from whatever vantage point.
  5. …which would mean just one price for every section!
  6. People would respect each other’s fandoms and not judge someone for being extremely disappointed about not getting tickets to her favorite group’s show. (Hello, have you never been a fan of anything yourself?)
  7. People would realize that there is more to a person than her fandom. What, you can’t love Harry Styles and be concerned about current events?

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I’m sure you can think of many other things that would make hypothetical fangirl world a dream to live in. In the meantime, how about we try making some of these things actually true in real fangirl world? Did you guys line up for your One Direction tickets, too? How long did you have to wait in line? Now that you have your tickets, are you excited to see them in March? Because I totally am!

Love,
Macy

Spotting New Music

by macy
Sunday, May 18th, 2014
Posted in Spotlight, What's Up |

Ever since Spotify Philippines was launched, I haven’t touched my music player. I automatically log on to the Spotify Web Player and stream my music from there. At first, I was listening to my favorite artists, then, I moved on to the radio section. I’ve been hooked on the Leona Naess station (they play artists who are more or less similar to her brand of music. My favorite track of hers is “Comatised.”) all weekend.

I put together my first playlist on Spotify and you can listen to it here:

What kind of playlist would you put together and what songs would be in it? Let’s swap music!

Love,
Macy  :musicnotes:

Have You Been To A Silent Concert?

by macy
Saturday, May 10th, 2014
Posted in Spotlight |

Last Thursday, we found out what a silent concert sounds like. Short answer? Amazing. Have you ever fantasized about listening in on your favorite artist recording a track for their album? That’s kind of what happened at Sony’s Music Deserves Respect Silent Concert featuring the country’s top musicians Ely Buendia and Bamboo.

It was simple enough. You plug in your MDR headphones into a console that’s connected to the audio output. The artists would be inside a soundproof glass booth/stage and you’d hear the music through your headphones. The audio is crystal clear and it almost feels like you’re listening to a recording—except you’re not. You’re listening to live music!

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So what exactly makes MDR headphones different? Well, if there’s HD for video, you best believe there’s hi-resolution audio, too. It gives your ears a different experience! Curious to see/hear what we mean? Head to the nearest Sony branch to try out their range of MDR headphones! You’ll never hear your favorite song the same way again, that’s for sure.

Which artist would you love to see do a silent concert next? Leave a comment below!

Love,
Macy

How To Dress Like A Parisian

by macy
Thursday, April 3rd, 2014
Posted in Shopping Diaries |

When I was in grade school, missionaries from our sister school in Paris were teaching basic French after school. I begged my mom to let me attend the classes. I don’t remember how long they ran for, but I do remember learning how to sing Happy Birthday (Bon Anniversaire!) and Brother John (Frere Jacques, frere jacques, dormez-vous?). In college, I took a few units of French as my foreign language. I’m not fluent at all, haha, but I am still drawn to anything French.

I first heard of Ines de la Fressange when I saw people posting about her book Parisian Chic. Her daughter modeled some of the looks in the book (she’s totally chic!) that talked about French style. I eventually searched for more features on her and loved her philosophy on beauty and style.

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I think what draws me to Parisian style is their simplicity.  You own a few basic pieces: a black dress, an oxford shirt, chinos, a Breton top, a midi skirt, ballet flats, basic pumps, canvas sneakers. And you just mix and match them to fit the occasion! Throwing on a dress with a flattering silhouette—tailored so you don’t look sloppy, cinched at the waist to show your femininity, mid-length so you don’t reveal too much—makes dressing up so effortless. One day, my closet will reflect just that. And lucky us, we get to stock up on these pieces from the Ines de la Fressange x Uniqlo collaboration to get started. You can check the collection out at the stores (the branch at the Mega Fashion Hall has the complete collection!) now.

Check out their website to find a branch near you.

Confessions Of An Obsessed Divergent Fangirl

by macy
Monday, March 24th, 2014
Posted in Spotlight |

Okay, if we’re being specific here, a Four fangirl more than anything, really.  <4 I’ve seen the movie twice over the weekend and I cannot stop talking about it. Luckily, my friends are equally obsessed so no strange looks are being thrown my way… so far.

TBQH, I only read the three books over the holiday break. I only meant to finish the first one before the first movie got released, but somehow ended up finishing all three (and getting thoroughly disappointed at the end of it all). And up until last week, I had forgotten about it.

BUT oh wow, now? I absolutely loved the movie—so much that I can forget about how it all ends. Haha! For now, anyway. Dare I say it was better than the book? Dyan can explain it so much better. But after the movie ends, what does a fangirl do? Troll the Internet for random interview clips, movie reviews, and just anything remotely related to the movie, of course.

Are Shailene Woodley and Theo James as awesome in real life as they are in the movie? As evidenced by their Dauntless entrance for their Jimmy Kimmel Live appearance, I would say yes.

MTV found a way to explain how the factions work, including a Harry Potter counterpart for each. Candor = Sorting Hat, FTW. :)) And after, why not figure out which faction you truly belong in? (I got Candor in this quiz and Dauntless in another. So does that mean I’m Divergent, too? Ha!)

There is a hilarious article about how some fans think Shailene’s non-blondness is an assurance that she’ll suck in the movie (she didn’t!).

And then, there are those videos of Shai and Theo arriving at the red carpet looking sooo good together. (Can these two just date already? Have you seen their interviews—they finish each other’s sentences!)

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I could go on, and on, but I’d be stuck here all night. When I log off though, I’ll be busy re-reading the book. Because okay, even if I did think the movie was so much more awesome, it wouldn’t have been made without the book, right?

What about you? Have you seen Divergent? What did you think of it? Are you going to see it again? What were your favorite parts? Let’s talk about it!

Love,
Macy

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