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Depression Day

I’m feeling this minimal look here like how my sister Karl and his beau Larrend do their thing. I wish I was more of a minimal person. Clean, neat, serene and all. But I guess I’m a natural clutter even before my monochrome days. Haha! So I guess I can safely say that achieving this minimalist of a look is an achievement for me. Hahahaha!! See??? If you try to speak aloud what I’m writing here, I sound like clutter- nonsense and all. Hahaha!!! And no, I’m not high.

This is what I wore two weeks ago when I visited my friend Akemi and her lovely family for some lunch, movie and catch up talks. Another girl friend of ours, Tina, also joined us later. It was a cloudy day and the temperature is getting cooler as the days past by so I thought it was the perfect time to wear this Anti Depressant shirt I bought in Singapore. But it was still fine to wear shorts so my legs were safe. Ahhhhh!!! I love that autumn is coming. I can’t wait for the leaves to turn red, orange and yello. But the changing of the seasons brings me those unnecessary cough and colds in my life which I totally abhor.

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If you’ll ask me how much I’m in love with these stud details on my Depression pullover, I have a very sure answer! SOOOOOOOO MUCH that I’m willing to marry it. Is marrying your own clothes not legal yet? I’m eyeing a beach or an underwater wedding.

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I don’t know if this is just a mere pair of shorts or a skort. I really don’t care! As long as it’s beautiful, I shall wear it.

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Anti Depressant studded pullover, Depression leather shorts and Sam Edelman slippers

Can I just say how much I love supporting new, young and upcoming designers? It’s like contributing to the reality of someone else’s dreams. This is one of the things I’ve promised to myself early this year. I promised that I will support new talents and make good relationship with brands that I firmly believe in- Japanese, Singaporean, Filipino or wherever they are from.

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photos by Christina Ras

Breather

Okay!!!! Let me have a breather after all those travel posts. Oh my goodness!!! When was the last time I posted a proper outfit blog entry? Like 10,762 years ago?? Last summer, I was busy with work plus I went to Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand for my holidays. I also visited the lovely city of Shimoda in the Izu Peninsula for the first time as my farewell salvo to this year’s summer. Those are valid (and good…REALLY GOOD) reasons for the absence of fashion and style in the blog or better yet, not updating the blog as much as before. Let me inhale a good amount of air after all those tiring processes involved in making travel journals. There was a time that I had to choose from 400+ photos then edit them down to 30-50 photos for a blog post. I’m gonna be honest here. It was really exhausting though I don’t regret it because I love sharing my stories to everyone. I just hope that you guys enjoy them.

Anyways, these are some of my purchases in the Lion City, Singapore. I didn’t have any plans of shopping during the trip because I knew myself very well. When I go shopping, there’s a BIG tendency that I’ll just swipe that magic plastic card away and don’t care about my next month’s bill. I was too scared for my life that I wouldn’t have enough money for Thailand if I started visiting those stores in Orchard Road in Singapore. But life moves in mysterious ways. It found a way to insert some shopping in my trip. I swear to the heavens, I tried my best to keep away from malls and shopping centers but there’s just too many of them in Southeast Asia. Guys, I’m telling you, Southeast Asian people, aside from being aircon people (they love to turn on their ACs high) are MALL people. When they build one mall, they’re gonna build four more next to it. And let me add the fact how cheap the prices are in the Southeast compared here in Tokyo which make Kuala Lumpur, Singapore and Bangkok havens for the shopaholics. There was no way for me to escape.

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The tee is from Singaporean label EVENODD by designer Samuel Wong. I found it in a store in Orchard Gateway called The Superspace which Samuel also co-owns. The shorts are from Anti-Depressant which is a trendier and more youthful diffusion line of its mainline Depression by Kenny Lim and Andrew Loh. I shall talk about these Singaporean stores and brands in my next blog posts. Haaaaay! I know, guys. I do have a lot of backlogs. But yeah, let me try to kill you with overexcitement! LOL!

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After a week I came back to Tokyo, I cut my hair and had a mohawk (AGAIN!). It’s actually longer now by a few centimeters. Damn! I should learn how to shave my head on my own to save myself some money. More money, more shopping…or traveling. LOL!

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I love the minimalism, sportiness and edginess happening in these pieces. It’s very Singapore in all ways. Casual, easy, and laid back but with a powerful punch of impact.

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EvenOdd t-shirt, Anti-Depressant jersey shorts and New Balance sneakers

It’s my second time to travel abroad and I really am a newbie when it comes to traveling. But let me say that it really excites me in so many ways. Going to new places and experiencing a different culture give me this gratifying glory that no other designer clothes can. There is something about meeting new people and learning from their experience that makes traveling a good teacher. I remember when I was in the middle of my summer trip. I was about to ride the train when I had this epiphany: I spend money on fashion but I will get tired of them once new stuff come along and when I keep repeating them for a period of time. The experience and the lessons that I’ll learn in traveling will all be intact in my mind, heart and soul. They’re my experience and can never be taken away from me. I won’t get tired of telling these stories about these countries I’ve visited my children and my grandchildren (if ever I’ll have those).

So am I gonna transition from fashion and style to travel blogging? I believe I’m not. I think I’ll just be a mere blogger- a person who decided to join the web, put on a blog and shares his thoughts and experience to the world. I will share my interests which include fashion and travel but I don’t think I will favor one of them. Life is too short and precious to focus on one thing alone. Wouldn’t it be so good if you’ve visited a number of beautiful places, experienced a bunch of breath-taking moments while looking stylish in a lifetime?

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Free

Summer is really here in Japan and what better way to celebrate it than wearing mesh. I bought this last summer and I’m still not sick of it. Every time I wear this t-shirt, my friends would always joke like I should wear a bra to cover up my nipples once it show starting when I put my hands up. So funny!

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I also wore my new leather cap which I got two weeks ago. It’s not that I’m getting sick of my eccentric OS caps but I thought it’s time for some variety. And since my bone caps are much of an attention getter, this normcore cap is just perfect to balance my head gear collection.

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I’m also totally in love with my new sandals by Sam Edelman. Clean and fresh, I’ve always wanted to have something white in my shoe closet and my wardrobe. Yeah you can call me so normcore all you want but that’s fine with me.

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Comme des Garcons TRICOT mesh t-shirt, Monomania wide pants, Sam Edelman sandals, Marc by Marc Jacobs cap and Macabre Gadgets rings

Speaking of normcore, I don’t understand why others are so against it. I don’t see anything bad about looking stylish with all your “normal” clothes. After all, it shouldn’t be the clothes that define the person but the person himself. Clothes are nothing but inanimate objects and the person who wear it should be the one who gives it life.

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photos by Kiko Cagayat