Tuesday, March 20, 2012


Today, I got this email from Miss Vegas: 'Miss anong size ka…. LARGE?????'

My answer: S to XL.  I don't mean before or after diets, I mean today, before, during and after diets, successful, accidental or not.  I have not lost or gained a lot of inches since last year when I went to Boracay when I bought my Artwork shirt, until sometime this month when I bought Collezione shirts.  My old clothes fit just about the same as my new ones.  My tops sizes are either 3 for Collezione, S for Artwork or XL for Lonely Planet.  I do not own a M or L shirt.  In a shirt company's eyes, I am either fat or thin, never just right.

The same is true with bottoms.  According to Space, I am S (shorts or denim pants), but according to Fila and Adidas, I am XL.  According to Nike, I am nobody, as it does not have XL and their biggest size, L, does not fit me.

Only Debenhams and Plains and Prints think I'm normal, at sizes 8 and USA 6.  But Plains and Prints is not normal.  They have clothes that, like Nike, do not carry my size, or of a different size.   I tried on three pieces of clothing at Plains and Prints at The Shops in Greenhills and they were all of different sizes.  Two fit me, and the other one was too small, even though it was the biggest size that they had.

Paging the size police!


Spaghetti strapped 
 Space XL 

 Artwork S
Collezione 3 
 Lonely Planet XL



 Space S 

 Adidas XL 


Mid-calf adidas jogging pants: XL.
Space S 
 Debenhams 8 
 Plains and Prints USA 6 
 Fila XL  

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Linda Salon's Holy Week Schedule

My Caronia moment in my bathroom.
Thanks to Ms. Linda Salon for rushing my manicure this morning.  I called up at around 8 am to say that I was getting picked up at around 8:30 am for work.

Ms. Linda told me that her niece-manicurist was still in the shower, and that she had just washed the A/C.  But sure, I could come over.

Ms. Linda removed my chipped polish until her niece (Nievel?) took over.

I brought my friend's Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Glazed Candy Frost (now Gla ed Cand    ost) nail polish which my friend shared with me (thank you!) as the usual salon polish, whether Bruno's Rockwell (P 380 for mani-pedi), Linda, or Ness Astillas (P 190 for one manicure and two pedis), lasts less than 24 hours on my fingernails (weeks on my toenails). Le Charmant lasted weeks, but no to snootiness, coupon or not.

I put the nail polish in the Body Shop cosmetic case that my friend gave me.
Although it is glass-enclosed and it's summer, Linda Salon was not warm.  Ms. Linda said that it was because of the mango tree in the Araneta property across the street.  At one point, Ms. Linda even turned off the fan to control my flying nails hihi.  Still not stuffy.

After all this time, I don't have a photo of Linda Salon because, for security reasons, I try to travel light when I walk over.  Plus I'm always in a hurry when I'm there, and my fingernails are wet when I leave.  This morning, I pulled out my payment (P 100) and tip (P 40) before the manicure started.

Not too light, not too dark.
Incidentally, Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Glazed Candy Frost was not available in the Watson's Greenhills branch that we checked out.  Same with the Ateneo Blue Eagles alco-gel, which we tried to look for at two Watson's Greenhills branches, V- Mall and the one near Unimart/Kimpura.  Is this area called The Shops?  If so, no one I know uses that name.

Ms. Linda told me that the salon will be closed on March 28 to April 3, and on April 5 and 6:

Holy Week Schedule

Sun Mon Tues Wed Thurs Fri Sat

25 26 27 28 29 30 31


Linda's Salon


1 2 3 4 5 6 7

Holy Thursday Good Friday


Linda's Salon
Linda's Salon


Books I've Read

  • Wuthering Heights
  • Wild Swans
  • Who Moved My Cheese?
  • Wheels
  • Watership Down
  • Valley of the Dolls
  • Twin Towers
  • To Kill a Mockingbird
  • Times to Remember
  • Through the Looking Glass
  • The World is Flat
  • The World According to Garp
  • The Terminal Man
  • The Sky is Falling
  • The Return of the King
  • The Promise
  • The Pretenders
  • The Powers That Be
  • The Path
  • The Painted Bird
  • The Naked Face
  • The Little Prince
  • The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane
  • The Kobayashi Maru of Love
  • The Kitchen God's Wife
  • The Joy Luck Club
  • The Hundred Secret Senses
  • The Hobbit
  • The Height of Your Life
  • The Growing Pains of Adrian Mole
  • The Greatest Miracle in the World
  • The Gift of Acabar
  • The Firm
  • The Deep
  • The Client
  • The Chamber (March 2011)
  • The Catcher in the Rye
  • The Bible Code
  • Survival of the Prettiest: The Science of Beauty
  • Spring Moon
  • Sing Along with MAD
  • Simplify Your Life
  • Shopaholic
  • Shogun
  • Sense and Sensibility
  • Pride and Prejudice (March 30, 2011)
  • Pinoy Pop Culture
  • One Really Valuable Pearl
  • On Wings of Eagles
  • Oliver's Story
  • Nostalgia in the Kitchen (May 6, 2011)
  • My Name is Asher Lev
  • Mistral's Daughter
  • Mga Kwentong Pagkain Atbp: Ating Sariling Ani: Isda at Iba Pa: Mula sa Kusina ni Mama Sita (February or March 2011)
  • Men are From Mars, Women are From Venus
  • Mars and Venus on a Date
  • Manwatching
  • Macbeth
  • Love Story
  • Like Water for Chocolate
  • Life Love Lust: Straightforward Answers to Provocative Questions
  • Ladies' Lunch & Other Ways to Wholeness
  • Kitchen Confidential
  • Kill as Few Patients as Possible: and 56 Other Essays on How to Be the World' Best Doctor
  • Journey to the Center of the Earth
  • Jaws
  • In Search of Excellence
  • If Tomorrow Comes
  • How to Turn Thoughts into Things
  • How the Other Half Dies
  • Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
  • Great Expectations
  • Friends 'til the End: The Official Celebration of All Ten Years
  • Franny and Zooey
  • First, Break All the Rules
  • Firefox
  • Fellowship of the Ring
  • Fallen Leaves
  • Doctors
  • Coma
  • Clients First!: Building Insurance Sales Through Service Excellence (May 2011)
  • Chicken Soup for the Surviving Soul: 101 Healing Stories for Those Who Survived Cancer
  • Chicken Soup for the Soul
  • Cheaper by the Dozen
  • Captains and the Kings
  • Bulfinch's Mythology
  • Bloodline
  • Around the World in Eighty Days
  • Animal Farm
  • All Things Bright and Beautiful
  • All Creatures Great and Small
  • A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
  • A Question of Heroes
  • 700 Sundays
  • 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
  • 1984
  • 100 Must-Read Crime Novels
  • 'Tis

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