Sneaker enthusiast, breaks and beats growing up with SL1200s, huge graffiti head in the 90's,
shoots the most random subjects and blogs as therapy.
Also your favorite #NT Mod. :)

Welcome to my world.

CHASE THE CAT

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| Posted in | Posted on Wednesday, December 28, 2011

December 28, 2011, Fiamma Bar in Jupiter St. Makati – Highlighted not just mere celebrities and a star studded cast, but moreover, it was an event that gathered the most wanted influencers in Philippine society.

...and they are OUR PUMA Ambassadors!

By turning the Fiamma bar into a PUMA SOCIAL CLUB and incorporating the grand scheme of things for the night, the brand allowed a sneak preview of what it is to come in an exciting year 2012. Alongside, PUMA gave thanks to all its Brand Ambassadors for the journey through 2011 by sending of what is, a PUMA SOCIAL year-end party.

It was a fun intimate after hours gathering for these social athletes as they sat and enjoyed the company of the night. There was no superstar, no crazy fanatics, and no rules for the night but just plain fun like the norm in any social settings of long fun talks on what has been and what will be, booze like water, and laughter of whatever topic that can source out simple joys.

Like how the PUMA SOCIAL anthem goes, “We are mighty mighty athletes!”, and PUMA with its Ambassadors bid goodbye to 2011 and says hello to 2012.
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CONCEPT TWO

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| Posted in | Posted on Tuesday, December 27, 2011

It's coming...
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Visit Athletic Propulsion Labs' facebook page HERE for more updates!

HOLIDAY SWOOSH

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| Posted in | Posted on Monday, December 26, 2011

What's a better way to welcome the start of the shortened NBA season than coppin' some of the hottest holiday Nike basketball sneakers to hit the market?
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ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS

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| Posted in | Posted on Sunday, December 25, 2011


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Thank you.

:)

JUMPMAN TITAN

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| Posted in | Posted on Friday, December 23, 2011

From websites crashing to thousands of people camping out all over the world, I can't help but appreciate the good people behind Titan more for all the great things they did today. They pulled out all the stops in transforming Ronac Art Center's The Playground to Air Jordan heaven. Air Jordan XI Concord release, NBA 2K12 Tournament and Air Jordan exhibit all in one place? Now THAT'S something SPECIAL.

When this project was presented to me I knew right away that I wanted in. I was tasked to be the curator of the exhibit. Sounds simple? Not really. See, getting a group of "sneakerheads" to display their collections is easy but getting the RIGHT people to participate is difficult. Most of the collectors I know are low key and never pretentious, something that's rare in today's scene. So when I got the nod from people I personally handpicked, I couldn't help but get stoked for everybody involved. How many times can you actually say that you were part of an exhibit that was sanctioned by Nike and Titan?

To Mackie, Ryan, Mon, Toots, Hans, Jason, Carlo, Ali (who I have yet to meet) and most especially Garry... THANK YOU. It was an honor to be trusted to feature your prized collections.

Now let's go to the photos!

These framed Jordan posters are spiff! (Some will be up for auction soon)

Where it all began
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TAKING FLIGHT

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| Posted in , | Posted on Thursday, December 22, 2011

On the eve of the biggest sneaker release of the year somebody got a surprise text message from me. His name? Jess Sabater, winner of the #NTXII x Titan Air Jordan XI Concord giveaway. I asked where he was and he replied with the quickness then left work early to pick his pair up.

I had some time to burn so I joined Mackie and Bradley for dinner. Here's Mackie inspecting the goods.
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DOC'S PRESCRIPTION

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| Posted in | Posted on Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Love heals all.
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Missed the entry leading to this donation? Click HERE.

ROCK THE BOAT

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| Posted in | Posted on Tuesday, December 20, 2011

I went out to buy charcoal, took a wrong turn and somehow ended up here again. :)
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23 ON 23

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| Posted in | Posted on Sunday, December 18, 2011

Don't you just love how Titan eliminated the "hakot" system for the Air Jordan XI Concord release by implementing the chip system? I know some pairs will still be resold but at least we won't see one person walk out with a dozen pairs. Goes to show that the great people behind the store are not all about making money (that's the easy part when you have this shoe releasing before Christmas). Are you ready? #noneofthatfugazzishit
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CONSider THIS

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| Posted in | Posted on Saturday, December 17, 2011

You've seen me post THESE earlier this month but I'm posting again to show how good they look on thy feet.

Christmas green!
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SEVEN

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| Posted in | Posted on Friday, December 16, 2011


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#NT HELPS

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| Posted in | Posted on Thursday, December 15, 2011

There's more to this subculture than just sneakers. (click to play)


My deepest gratitude to those who made this happen. (Y'all know who you are)

If you missed my earlier entry click HERE.

X MARC'S THE SPOT

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| Posted in | Posted on Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Hope you already marked your calendars because the 23rd will be a crazy day.

Starting with this!
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Homeslice Marc of Your Daily Dose of Marc will be the official gamemaster of the event.

For more info about this tournament visit Titan's official site HERE.

WINNING CAUSE

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| Posted in , | Posted on Tuesday, December 13, 2011

So aside from the 12 gift cheques given by adidas for the #NTXII party, the good-hearted people behind the brand also gave these. A pair of adidas Superstars signed by DMC! (Run DMC)
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SHINY SHINY YA

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| Posted in | Posted on Monday, December 12, 2011

Back in Titan HQ to discuss 12.23.2011. #areyouready

I think I made their heads ache with the stuff I suggested.
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#NTXII

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| Posted in | Posted on Sunday, December 11, 2011

It almost didn't happen but we still pulled it off. Thank you all for coming! Last night was too ill.

Shout outs to DJ Skratchmark, Angelo Mendez, DJ Jena, Ant-1 and DJ Teaze. It can't get any better than that! #realrecognizereal


Also to the lovely hosts Mia Bayuga and Krystle Dizon. #hoymiayouandyourpunchlines

JC Taruc coming through with the colored photos. (below my selenium set)

Thank you Kyss Restaurant and Bar Lounge, SKYY Vodka, Nike, Adidas, Converse, Puma, Athletic Propulsion Labs, Titan, Urban Athletics, WIPCAPS, UNSCHLD, Illegitimate Kings, Pepper Lunch, Sole Movement and we Legendary!!! Now go out and show them some love back by keeping them in mind when doing your holiday shopping. No sense in supporting brands that don't appreciate the money that you give them. I'd also like to thank Bcal, Wendell, KC and Jon. I don't even need to explain why. They already know it.

About the prizes, check the validity date and please use them before they expire. You have no idea how difficult it was to get all these competing brands to support the same event. For the Nike vouchers, please do not expect to get the most expensive sneakers in the market. Most likely it will be Nike SB (edit - yup, Nike SB). Email me your names and sizes by Friday. For WIP, I was told by Ian that you should go to their website and enter the code found on the back of the sticker to claim your hat. If that doesn't work hit them up on facebook HERE.

Cool? Cool!

CONCORD XI RUSH

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| Posted in | Posted on Saturday, December 10, 2011

And when I say RUSH, I mean NOW.

Titan Fort

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MORE THAN ANYTHING

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| Posted in | Posted on Friday, December 09, 2011

More than the money, free stuff, inside info, random convo and funny chisme. This is what matters the most. THIS. The rest is just icing.
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Thank you my Nike family.

Love!

ALWAYS AND FOREVER

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| Posted in | Posted on Thursday, December 08, 2011

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I hope you have a great one.

:)


HEAD UP, NOT DOWN

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| Posted in | Posted on Thursday, December 08, 2011

So much stuff going on this weekend!


Everyone's favorite skateshop delivers another knockout blow with new Nike SB drops for December. Two never fail Janoskis, Vulc Rod, Blazer low and the re-introduction of SB Harbor. For pricing and size availability click HERE.
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DEFINE MAGNIFICENT

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| Posted in , | Posted on Thursday, December 08, 2011

Magnificent is when you get to see old heads and new ones come together and be reminded by a favorite DJ from your childhood why you fell in love with hip-hop. The Magnificent Jazzy Jeff blessed 7th HIGH with his good taste in music and untouchable turntable skills. Words cannot express how I felt. It was just surreal to me.

Midway through Jazzy Jeff's set I grabbed a white napkin and waved it in the air. Never in my life have I raised the white flag over something so great. It felt like it went on forever. By the time it was over I had forgiven Apl de Ap for performing on the same night Jazzy Jeff was on. It was THAT great.

Welcome to 7th HIGH

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FOREVER BALLIN'

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| Posted in | Posted on Thursday, December 08, 2011

Visited Titan's HQ for the first time the other day to pick up some of the prizes for #NT's 12th Anniversary on Saturday. Got to chop it up with Raoul and Dennis for a bit before this caught my attention. I love how it was just laying down there like it was nothing.
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THE TURNTABLIST

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| Posted in | Posted on Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Yesterday I met one of the greatest DJs in the universe. The Magnificent DJ Jazzy Jeff! Thank you Adidas. Thank you Mike and Jayden! You can catch Jazz tonight at 7th High with all these talented folks.
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LAST QUARTER STAR

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| Posted in | Posted on Wednesday, December 07, 2011


Thank you Converse! ♥

CONS KA-ONE OX - 3,510 pesos
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A TOUCH OF JAZZ

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| Posted in | Posted on Monday, December 05, 2011


Just a few more days til Jazzy Jeff rocks Manila! If you haven't secured your tickets yet email kingcrux@gmail.com with full body photos of you rocking Adidas Originals gear. First five wins two tickets each to this event courtesy of Adidas Philippines.
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THE RISING SUN

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| Posted in | Posted on Sunday, December 04, 2011

Before my first gangster letter (Gmail), my first viral (youtube), my first poke (facebook) and my first mention (twitter), there was this online forum called niketalk.com. 2 billion hits and 12 years later, it's still "The Ultimate Online Sneaker Community." The best part about it? The site continues donate to charitable institutions worldwide raising $20,000 for the Japan quake victims and $5,000 for famine-stricken East Africa. (A complete list of past donations can be found here)

Last year's anniversary celebration was fun but this year will be more special. So whether you're a member, lurker or an NBA player (season doesn't start til Christmas), let's all come together and celebrate this momentous occasion. It's not everyday that you get to see all these great brands support one event. Your event.

Merry Christmas! :)

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COUPE NEVILLE

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| Posted in | Posted on Sunday, December 04, 2011


Stay classy (and legendary), folks!
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ALL ABOARD!

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| Posted in | Posted on Friday, December 02, 2011

When the best come together to celebrate a momentous occasion.
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BRB.

SHOP 'N POP

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| Posted in | Posted on Wednesday, November 30, 2011

The first time was fun so this one should be worth checking out again.

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Visit Urban Athletics' official site HERE.

ONCE AGAIN IT'S ON

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| Posted in | Posted on Wednesday, November 30, 2011

DUN DUN DUN!
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Door opens 10am Saturday and 2pm Sunday.

This is one deal you don't want to miss.

Remember what happened last year? If not then click HERE.

THE DOC IS BACK

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| Posted in | Posted on Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Now backed by a group that truly understands what the brand is about.
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My first pair of Doc Martens? Ateneo High School during the early 90's. It was the "in" thing back then but I didn't get into it until my brother Christopher convinced me to get a pair. We didn't even call it by the model number. We just went by with the number of holes. I had the classic 8 holes (1460). The more holes the better, or so it seemed, until my buddy showed up in class with 20 holes (9663). I literally died and thought he went to school riding a horse to go with his equestrian looking boots. (He lived in Forbes Park so it wasn't surprising at all if he did)

When the whole hype died down I picked up a few more pairs with less holes (1461) and one with no holes (2976).

Almost two decades later and they're still some of my favorite non-sneaker models. I love my 1460 in classic black and 1461 and 2976 in brown beeswax leather.

I'm glad the Doc is back. Time to cure this sickness!

ALL THAT JAZZ

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| Posted in | Posted on Monday, November 28, 2011

One of the GREATEST ever.
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Cop your tickets before they are all gone!

Visit the facebook event page HERE.

THE PROLOGUE

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| Posted in | Posted on Monday, November 28, 2011

WE going in!
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BRB.

EXCUSE ME MIA

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| Posted in | Posted on Sunday, November 27, 2011

But what's this that you sent me?
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I demand an explanation.

* INSERT TOUGH BABY PHOTO HERE *

SALSA NIGHTS

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| Posted in | Posted on Saturday, November 26, 2011

Discovered my new spot on Makati Avenue for some late night grubbin'. No more Shakey's and North Park for me! Say hello to Chihuahua Mexican Grill and Margarita Bar.

Steak burrito bowl #nom
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Chips and cheese
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Draft beer
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Basic menu. Serving size is enough for 1 person only. Love the music and interior. Good crowd. Open til 5am on weekends. Street parking.

I'll definitely be back soon!

For more info on Chihuahua click HERE.

MUSIC BOX

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| Posted in | Posted on Friday, November 25, 2011

:)
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Can't wait for 12.12.12!

CALL ME KEVIN MA

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| Posted in | Posted on Thursday, November 24, 2011

Kevin Ma of Manilaaaaaaaa!
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Want free VIP tickets to Christmas Sole Slam Manila 2011?

First five to email kingcrux@gmail.com a new receipt (starting today) from any of the sponsors win!

Easy? Then get on it!

For more info, tickets and updates click on the Sole Slam Manila banner over thurrr >>>>>

December 10, 2011 will be EPIC.

Just you wait.

* WINK *

CRACK THOUGHT

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| Posted in | Posted on Thursday, November 24, 2011

Fiendin' for some sneaker deals? The Gods got your back.
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Now that's something to be thankful for.

BLACK FLIIIIIIIIPS!!!

WALK HUMBLY

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| Posted in | Posted on Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Even when a collaboration is this deadly.

Ladies and gentlemen... AJ Dimarucot x Greyone Social.



For more info on this tee keep checking Greyone Social's facebook page HERE.

MAKE IT RAIL

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| Posted in , | Posted on Monday, November 21, 2011

Here's what you and I missed last week. Damn spirits and fatigue got me. I woke up immobile Sunday morning. :'( (click to play)


Sheed and Kenneth E killed it... only because I wasn't there. SIKE!

Congratulations to all the winners. Y'all buying drinks next time I see you.

we Legendary's real pledge? To give back to the skate community. Now that's GOLD.

Shop Emerica HERE!

TH1RT3EN

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| Posted in | Posted on Sunday, November 20, 2011


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KD4

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| Posted in | Posted on Friday, November 18, 2011

You know what I love more than a fresh pair of Nikes? A fresh pair of Nikes with straps. Most of my classic all-time favs have straps on them (Air Raid, Air Carnivore, Air Trainer 3, Air Jordan 8, Lebron 2) so it's good to see them back on the KD line. That and a very reasonable retail price. I'm definitely sold.
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(click to play)



******** OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE ********

NIKE ZOOM KD IV PROVIDES VERSATILE PERFORMANCE THROUGH THE PERFECT FIT

MANILA, 17 November 2011 – Launching December 1, the Nike Zoom KD IV features the new Adaptive Fit system, Hyperfuse construction and a Zoom Air unit – a versatile combination for one of basketball’s most electric players.

The Nike Zoom KD IV was built to the exact specifications of Durant, who is closely involved in the design process with Nike Basketball Footwear Design Director Leo Chang. Chang has led the design for all four of Durant’s Nike signature shoes since 2008. Incorporated for the first time in a basketball shoe, the new Adaptive Fit system provides a lock-down fit with a synthetic strap that wraps up from the inside of the upper and integrates with the laces for superior fit and lateral support.

The Hyperfuse construction on the upper is a composite of three different layers of material that are fused together using a pressing process to create a nearly seamless, one-piece upper that is lightweight, breathable and durable. Furthermore, the Nike Zoom unit in the forefoot provides lightweight, low-profile and responsive cushioning. Lastly, a low collar design provides optimal support and flexibility through the ankle and makes this a versatile shoe for multiple positions on the court.

As Kevin evolves as a basketball player so do his shoes. “First and foremost my shoe needs to be comfortable - it felt like I had been playing with them the whole season. The Adaptive Fit system is a customized feel and locks me in,” said Durant.

Designed with direct insights from Kevin Durant and his lineage, the Nike Zoom KD IV pays tribute to his team and family with details incorporated into the outsole including a lightning bolt traction pattern representing KD’s team and “Big Chucky” on the heel which pays tribute to KD’s late childhood mentor and coach. The initials “WP” in the shape of a heart on each toe represent Kevin’s parents and “Barbara” is his grandmother’s name. Personal messages as “Work Hard” and “Stay Focused” are printed also on the outsole.

The Nike Zoom KD IV launches on December 1, 2011 in select Nike stores nationwide. The KD IV will retail at Php4,795.00.

SHOUT OUT TO AL GORE

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| Posted in | Posted on Wednesday, November 16, 2011

For bringing fog to Metro Manila. It's 6:30am and it feels like I'm back in San Francisco. I've never seen it this thick cover Quezon City. (only smog from all the fireworks on New Year's Eve)

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IT'S A WONDERLAND

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| Posted in | Posted on Monday, November 14, 2011


My blog roll has a new member and her site is called "My Wonderland." Janela mostly posts using her iPhone. Simple, but nonetheless interesting. She got me digging for my own cellphone photos from the past few months.

Enjoy! :)


18 HOURS

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| Posted in , | Posted on Saturday, November 12, 2011

That's 1,080 minutes of waiting. ALL. FOR. LOVE. (I know some marriages that didn't even last that long)

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DEEP SPACE

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| Posted in , | Posted on Saturday, November 12, 2011


So it's 3am, Saturday, November 12, 2011. I just had to post this entry before hitting the sheets.

The local record for camping out for Nike SBs has been broken. It now belongs to this girl who arrived at 8:05 pm, 18 hours before the scheduled selling.
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SKATE JAM

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| Posted in , | Posted on Friday, November 11, 2011

"C'mon, Michael, it's game time. Slip on your Hanes, lace up your Nikes, take your Wheaties and your Gatorade, and we'll grab a Big Mac on the way to the ballpark."
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It's gonna be a crazy day tomorrow.

For photos, prices and size availability click HERE.

THREE TITAN DEGREES

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| Posted in | Posted on Friday, November 11, 2011


Katipunan Avenue just got better with the recent opening of Titan, Regis Center. (okay, traffic is still horrible but this makes it more tolerable) Now Quezon City folks won't have to drive all the way to Burgos Circle to cop a pair of basketball sneakers and get a fade.
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CHRISTINE MENDOZA

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| Posted in | Posted on Friday, November 11, 2011


She was at Robot last night but she looked like she didn't want to be bothered. It's all good though, I got to kick it with these fun peeps!
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DEPENDABLE MAE

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| Posted in | Posted on Friday, November 11, 2011

Thank you.
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wL x DW

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| Posted in | Posted on Thursday, November 10, 2011

Protect your beautiful eyes from the crazy sun that's been styling on the city the past few days with these!
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I HAZ A DEATHWISH
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Only 500 pesos!

For more info click HERE.

MOY SPOTTED

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| Posted in | Posted on Thursday, November 10, 2011

In Las Vegas with Philippine Azkals' Nate Burkey and Manny Pacquiao!
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Still available HERE. Cop yours now before they're gone!

HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY MOY