Sunday, December 22, 2013

Bangkok, The 2nd Time Around

I have never imagined to be able to step back again on the soils of the land of smiles - Thailand. And I went there, 2nd time around, last October 28-31 for the In-Cosmetics Asia expo 2013.

Enjoy my photos, as much as I enjoyed their wonderful city.

Outside Bangkok Art and Culture Center

At Jim Thompson House in Bangkok

My favorite Thai actress - ANNE THONGPRASOM at Madame Tussauds Wax Musuem

a sculpture outside Bangkok Art and Culture Center

Photo-taking with my Thai Channel 7 "lakorn" princess - Min Pechaya Wattanamontree

At Siam Discovery in Siam, Bangkok

Mr. Einstein at Madame Tussauds Wax Musuem in Siam Disocvery

Vintage van at Bangkok Art and Culture Center

Camouflaging with a street art in Siam Square, Bangkok.

Authentic Tom Yum soup, my favorite.  Tasted it in my favorite restaurant in Bangkok.

 Wax figure of Katy Perry at Madame Tussauds

Who owns this?  Just another pick-up truck. :)

Hope you enjoyed.  Til my next trip.

Would love to go back to Thailand...the soonest!

Sunday, December 8, 2013

My Yesterday's Fashionable Outfit: Little Dress in Red and White

It was 27th of November of the year, and it was my birthday.  How old I am now? You guess.  Anyway, since that day, I realized that I am not into the "OOTD" thing.  Since I am always delayed with my posts nor active daily with my other social network accounts, so I came up with my own hashtag, my own version of ootd.  I named it #myfo for My Yesterday's Fashionable Outfit.  Yesterday would not necessarily mean the day before today.  It may be an outfit I wore 2 days ago or weeks ago  may have really forgotten to share it to you.
So here's my very first take of my new hashtag.  

#MYFO No.1 
Me, wearing the Little Dress in Red and White stripes.
This is what I wore to work during my birthday.  I opted for a hint of red to somehow remind everyone of the office that it was my special day. Big smiles.

I bought this dress at MBK in Bangkok, Thailand.  I fell in love with it right away.

And since I cannot showcase my legs at work, hence, I went with my  all-time favorite staple leggings to cover them up. 
Put on also my cropped blazer to add a touch of a "corporate" look.  Plus the suede wedge to complete and complement the outfit.

And hey, I looked up with my polaroid sunnies in silver lens.

Apology for the super grainy photos.  As I was in haste to go to work, so my good old digicam had to take it.

Hope you got some tips on how to dress-up a little dress in red and white stripes  for your birthdays or even for an ordinary day.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

1 Dress, 2 Ways

Here's how to maximize one piece of fashion to come up two wearable looks.

Black spandex dress with lace peplum torso from Forever 21. This dress is gifted by my sister from her trip from the U.S.A.

 Worn it as a full dress, accessorized with a silver stretch belt and paired it with a silver studded flats.

By tradition, my parents would not allow us to wear all-black ensemble.  For this piece to be worn, I have to wear it with something else.

 This animal print pencil skirt is another gift from my sis from her recent trip.  Worn the skirt over the dress and the look becomes a two-piece outfit. 
 And the sunnies from XOXO is yet another gift from my sister.

Hope you learn something from today's fashion tips.

Happy Sunday!

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Photo Diary: A Very Short Vacation in October

Planning a short vacation to the beach for our parents' 35th wedding anniversary was really exciting.  And when that day came, I was the happiest because it has been months, more than 24 months, that I haven't dipped my skin into salty water.

We spent overnight in Plantation Bay Resort and Spa.  
Do enjoy watching the photos taken during our very short beach vacation.

Happy Sunday everyone! 'Till our next family vacation. :)

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Ode to Fashionistas: Fashion It Girl from Thailand

As I have been hooked to Thai actors and actresses for the past few months,  the latest one I have been admiring is this famous Thai actress / model Chompoo Araya Hargate.  Not because of her acting prowess (since I haven't even seen yet any of her lakorns or movies) but because she's adorably chic and stylish even with her daily outfits.

Her pretty face reminds me of our own local actress, remember Maritoni Fernandez, who was known in the 90's.


Chompoo is a very famous superstar in Thailand. Her real name is Araya Alberta Hargate. She was born in 28 June 1981 in Thailand. She is a British-Thai national that is, her father is British and her mother is Thai. Because she was born in Thailand and her mother is Thai, Buddhism became her religion. Chompoo likes pink and she loves to eat cherry and mango. She admires Chatchai Plengpanich and  Lalita Panyopas as her favorite stars. She has a big collection of cosmetics and Blythe dolls. This woman became famous in 1998 after the Miss Motor Show Contest, and then she became a good actress.

In fact, she is very popular in fashion industry as a model of hairband with strange decoration, cap with animal ears, and many accessories that became popular items because she wears them. 

     In primary education, she studied at Kanmanee school, and graduated from Badindecha school in secondary education. When she was 17 years old, she became a member of Girl Power Group who organizes sports day. Her class had a few boys, but many girls, and they didn’t have anybody to be a majorette. That made Chompoo the perfect person for the role. She graduated at Rangsit University with a degree in Bachelor of Arts (B.A. English).

Chompoo is a very smart actress. She acted in many soap opera, such as, Plang Prai, Luk Mai Klai Ton, and Pee Pian Hotel. So, the best film that made her famous was Morlum Summer where she played as Anny. She doesn’t just have acting capability only but, she is a great host in Television programmes and event too, for instance, Jor Lok Maya, Sat Zone, Jamook Mod, and Kun Park. Chompoo has more talent in singing and she has many works in music video, advertisement, movie, and musical show. All of that make her become a famous woman and receive more than 50 awards, such as, FHM Sexiest Actress in Thailand Awards 2007 – 2010, W Style Awards, Siam Dara Stars Awards, and The Best Actress Awards. Soon, she will have a new soap opera named Kun Samee (Kummalor) Teerak coming.

I have been eyeing on her because she has this one-of-a-kind fashion sense.  And she's also famous in Thailand because of her unique fashion taste.

Sharing here a few of her fashionable day-to-day wardrobes I collected from the world.wide.web.

In her latest lakorn (tv series) with the famous actor of Thailand, Ken Theeradeth Wongpuapan entitled ANKO KON RUK STRAWBERRY, her fashion icon status is highly highlighted in this series.  I'm so excited to see every episode of it.  

Ken and Araya for Anko Kon Ruk Strawberry

“Kon Ruk Strawberry” is based on a new novel, this lakorn will be a romantic comedy. Nang’ek is a head hunter for a big company, looking to recruit the pra’ek, who is exceptionally smart. Pra’ek is unwilling to leave the countryside . Nang’ek devise as plan to sabotage his work in the countryside, so she will be able to recruit him."

Will keep an eye of her for her daring and unconventional fashion choices.