Vinyl 1 : DIIV - Is the Is Are



DIIV

     I just recently got into collecting Vinyl and this American Rock Band started it all. DIIV (Dive) is an American Indie  Rock Band from Brooklyn New York City. I got to listen to their 2nd album first which is "Is the Is Are" released last February 5,2016, but will also definitely check out their debut album Oshin.  I got this vinyl online in a community of record and turntable enthusiasts they have a Facebook page called Vinyl Open Trade Manila.   



 
     Aside from the awesome artistic cover page it also contains a total of 17 awesome lyrical content and my favorite of all the songs is HEALTHY MOON , mixing soft metallic guitars and slow paced rhythm is really what I crave for. Give this band a shot and you will thank me for telling you so.
 
Tracks:
  1. Out of Mind
  2. Under the Sun
  3. Bent (Roi's song)
  4. Dopamine
  5. Blue Boredome (Sky's song featuring Sky Ferreira)
  6. Valentine
  7. Yr Not Far
  8. Take your time
  9. Is the Is Are
  10. Mire (Grant's song)
  11. Incarnate Devil
  12. Fuck
  13. Healthy Moon
  14. Loose Ends
  15. Napa
  16. Dust
  17. Waste of Breath
 
 
 
 

Bliss in the Eccentric

 
 

     Summer is always fun, you get to see the Blue sky, warm breeze and have your skin toasted under the Sun. Going to the beach during summer is not always an option, dipping in the lake or a river is also nice, camping in a preserved forest were you can do Bon fires and S'mores (oh gawd how I really love them S'mores) but for me and my friends, being locked out of the house on a scorching afternoon was to our surprise is also a good idea of a summer get away. 
 
     It just happened that we are on our way to my friend Debbie's house ( if you see the pictures below she is wearing a black and white stripped shirt with a Mickey mouse print on it). Unfortunately she doesn't have her keys to their house with her, and her parents are having their afternoon siesta , so we have to wait for them to wake up. Good thing they have tall tress and lots of plants  at their garden so it wasn't that hot outside, then  I thought of a doing a little photo op to kill time and this is what happened.
 







      
     I tried my best to take their photos as candid as it can be to make it look so chill and effortless , it is not my personality to think so much. I'm also glad that these two girls are always game for any gnarly poses.
    

Edsa Shangri- La Manila : Unveil 2017



B R I D E Z I L L A   N O   M O R E
 


 
     Once again Edsa Shangri-La Hotel Manila marked their 3rd year Bridal Fair : Unveil 2017, held last April 8 & 9, 2017 at the Hotel's Grand Isla Ballroom from 10am to 8pm. Creative people have gathered to showcase their services just for our lovely brides in the making won't turn out to be Bridezillas.
 
     I have documented some of the well sought suppliers within the Wedding Industry who participated in Unveil 2017 event so that you will have a clearer idea for your own wedding, from your flower arrangements and styling , Wedding gowns and little details such as your card invitations, though I wasn't able to capture the wedding cakes, Photographers and Videographers due to the big volume of couples attending the event and it was already day two when I went to the event.
 
     Here are the awesome floral arrangements by our finest stylist. I was really stunned the moment I walked inside the ballroom it was like an eternal blooms and spring everywhere.  
 
 
D I A M O N D
 
"Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength
while loving someone deeply gives you courage"

   







 


 
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O c t a g o n
BY : ROBERT BLANCAFLOR
 
"Love is just a word until someone comes along
and gives it a meaning"
 
  
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Round & Square
 
"The real power of a man is the size of the
woman sitting next to him"
 



 
§  §   §  §
 
P R I S M A T I C  
 
"Love is meant to be  an adventure"
 
 
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Circle & Sphere
 
"In an endless garden of flowers,
I will always pick you"
 
 
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S A P P H I R E 
 
" It's amazing how one day someone walks into your life
and you can't remember how you ever lived without them" 
 
 
 
 
  
 
 
Biboy's flower shop
 

 
     of course our bride would also need an elegant gown for her the highlight of her maturity her wedding dress, some would love to wear what their Mother used to wear during their parents wedding and some would like it specially made for them.
 
 
M I C H A E L   L E Y V A
 
 
 
 R O U L E T T E    E S M I L L A
 
 
 
     Invitation letters are also essential in every wedding , you also do want your guests to make them feel that they are very special and played a big part through out your life journey.
 
 
Print & Co.
 

 
 

Hope this article will help you and make your wedding planning easier and memorable.
 
~Good Luck and Happy Marriage ~ 
 


The Vintage is becoming the Mainstream : SATCHMI


The Kids have turned the Table
 
     It was a Friday Afternoon that me and Dora a great friend of mine decided to go out to grab some food and have a good walk and some catching up to do since we were both so busy with our lives. Then I remember another friend who is actually also my boss told me that there is this awesome coffee shop/record store at 4th floor of the Mega Fashion Hall at SM Megamall complex called Satchmi. Upon entering the café it will transport you back to the old cafes in Brooklyn just like what we see in the Movies and what you imagined in one of the romance novel books you have read, from the red blocks décor on the wall and dimmed warm lighting it really gives off a different vibe compared to the other cafes in town. Wander your eyes and feast your inner Hipster with their vintage displays, vinyl's everywhere, old photographs, old radios, turntables, analog cameras, and earth friendly handcrafted items.  
 
 


 
    


 
      Millennial's have taken the word THROWBACK very seriously. A lot of out dated, Vintage things really looks cool for the kids these days and slowly they are coming back into the scene, one of them is the turntables or Vinyl player. For anyone who doesn't know a turntable according to my buddy Wikipedia a '' Turntable" is a rotating platform of a phonograph a.k.a record player. 
 
    Thanks to Satchmi they have revived which is once slumbering , their goal is to bring the nostalgia back to life.  
 



 
 
     At Satchmi you can get a good combo of Eats and Beats, now who wouldn't want that? , while you are munching on your flavorful treat with the seductive aroma of coffee beans circulating the store combined with the soft music playing in the air it will really make you feel relaxed and rejuvenated.
 

 
 
     Different genres vinyl arranged  in the wooden shelves. One thing that really captured me was the packaging of the plastic discs,  front covers are very artistically made that you could instantly paste them on a white blank wall and in a moment it will transform into a colorful mural.
 

 
        They also have two small listening room where you can experience listening and operating their turntables, sadly we couldn't try it cause there were people already inside the booth and other people waiting for their turn. 
 

 
 More Random Photos from the Store




 
    Visit their store  at the 4th floor Mega Fashion Hall at SM Megamall Complex, Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong, Metro Manila, Philippines, operating hours are from Monday - Sunday : 10am to 9pm, you could also visit their Website/online shop http://satchmi.com/  to check their available items and latest updates. Follow them at IG : satchmiteam , for further queries you can reach them at (02) 401-6905. 
 
 
- May the Soul of Music be with you -
 

Vinyl 1 : DIIV - Is the Is Are

DIIV      I just recently got into collecting Vinyl and this American Rock Band started it all. DIIV (Dive) is an American Indie  Roc...