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Monday, October 25, 2010

Glee at GQ Magazine

So one of the most talked about headlines at the moment is the GQ Cover of Glee. Dianna Agron, Cory Montieth and Lea Michele, who play the role of Quinn, Finn and Rachel respectively posed for the magazine. It was pretty provocative and given that Glee has a young audience, it became a topic of discussion worldwide.


When I first heard this on the news, I was so curious I wanted to see the photos. People were saying that it borderlined pedophilia. I saw the GQ Magazine website and saw these pics and well now I feel torn.

I have always always always loved the show because I think it talks so much about what’s happening in real life. At first it was being compared to High School Musical but it’s pretty obvious how it’s totally different from the latter. It talked about real experiences, problems, such as sexuality, separation, broken families, teenage pregnancies, insecurities and so much more. I felt like it really showed what’s happening in the real world and it was a show that’s so interesting because you know it’s the truth.

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Is it a show for kids? Maybe not. I would say it should be with parental guidance. As the issues tackled in the show are far more mature than kids who watch Barney, the dinosaur. They wouldn’t know what’s fictional, what’s right and what’s innocent or harmful. I feel like the show is a mature show. One that talks of issues of today’s teenagers and it’s upto the maturity of the audience to learn from the mistakes and experiences of the characters and not mimic the wrong doings.

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It’s light enough for teens to watch because it’s a musical. Apparently. And there’s so many lessons to be learned. I love that I get to see the characters grow too and learn from their mistakes.


Now I understand that these actors (Dianna, Cory and Lea) are already in their mid-20s and are just portraying highschool characters in the show, which gives them the right to pose racy in these shots. It’s their bodies and they’re already in their right mind to know what’s right from wrong. I can’t say that I’m not surprised by the photos. I am. Given the innocence of Rachel Berry in the show, how on earth would I think that she would wear those outfit and be all sexy in a shoot?!

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But see they have their own line of acting. Lea Michele was first a stage actress. And from interviews in the past, I know she had to do frontal and show her breasts in some of her plays. It’s art, it’s part of the show. So maybe these poses aren’t hard for her to do. Dianna Agron’s wardrobe wasn’t at all too sexy. It’s a hanging blouse. Cheerleaders in the real world sometimes wear them that way. And a short skirt doesn’t make a statement. And what else can I say with Cory Montieth’s shoot? It was no biggie.

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I understand however, that kids look up to them. So it’s like seeing Britney Spears all smiley all innocent, then removing her clothing piece  by piece. I know it’s shocking. Plus the fact that some people look at them as their characters in the show, kids, highschool teens. That’s what the problem is.

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So maybe these photos are too racy. But for me, it’s not. Personally, I found it not so bad. The girls had the body, so why not flaunt it. And when I saw the photos, I just thought maybe they’re showing the world that they are indeed actors and can play different characters. And that they are grown ups.

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It’s   normal for stars to expand their horizons. Why not? They don’t want to get stuck to the same wholesome image until they’re old and gray right?

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I think what people should do is not just judge the photos but read the article. I think it makes sense right? Photos are just there to amuse you and get you reading the article. Another thing… isn’t it that GQ always have sexy covers? So what’s new with this? And personally, I don’t feel like it’s super sexy in a malicious way. Or maybe it’s just me because I’ve been reading about the three of them separately, how they started, how their lives are, etc.


Well now that “the damage has been done”, just enjoy the eye candy. The sexiness and beauty of Dianna Agron, Cory Montieth and Lea Michele.

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*photos from GQ Magazine

Here’s a the article so you can go ahead and read it if you’re interested. :)

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Simple Date Face

For our anniversary cruise, I didn’t know where we were going so it was really hard for me to pick the right makeup. Also H just told me that the celebration will be dinner time, and in the morning we’ll just go around.

So I kept my face simple and just played with eyeliner.

16102010049 at Coffee Society while waiting for H’s surprise



Products Used:

Face:
Skin Hour Mattifying Day Cream
Maybelline Angelfit Foundation in Light Beige Ochre
Max Factor Panstick in True Beige as concealer
Fanny Serrano Two Way Cake Foundation in Rajah
Fashion 21 Blush Duo Peach Shade
Dream Minerals Setting Powder in Gaia

Eyes:
Urban Decay Primer Potion in Original
Revlon Colorstay eyeliner in Black
MAC Eyeshadow in Mont Black
Modelco Eyebrow Powder in Dark
MAC browset in Beguile
Clinique Lash Doubling Mascara


Lips:
Styli-style lipstick (I forgot the shade) ;)



As for my outfit, H just told me to wear a blouse and not a tee. Haha! That was it! So I just chose this outfit since dress isn’t one of his options.

Outfit:

Top- Oxygen
Skirt- Forever 21
Bag- Girbaud

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That’s it folks! :)

Saturday, October 23, 2010

BKK Beauty Loot

I have been seeing a lot of familiar brands in the shopping malls in Bangkok, although there are some brands I haven’t heard of. So when I saw that there was SALE and Promotion on some of those unfamiliar brands I decided to purchase some and try them when I get home.

I didn’t buy a lot. I didn’t buy face powders or foundations because I wasn’t sure of the ingredients and what my skin color counter part is. The sales people didn’t really know much English so it was really hard to ask about the products.


I purchased two mascaras. I haven’t opened them yet and haven’t tried them yet. I’ll road test and do a review on these mascaras next time. I’m hoping these are good.

49 thb = less than P73.50


59thb = less than P88.50


I also got a lipgloss by Kiss Beauty. I liked the sparkle in the gloss. It reminded me of MAC Lipglass but with glitters. Hehe!

 
 

I will do a review on these when I get to road test them. :) Soon, I hope!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Hopeless Romantic: Chao Phraya River Cruise

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Time for another HR post! Here’s one that is very dear to my heart. And we just did this a couple of days ago. I’m talking about H's anniversary surprise for me. :) I asked him to plan our first anniversary and I didn't expect that he would. :p So I am pleasantly surprised that he fixed everything and planned our itinerary for my 5-day stay.

We sailed the Chao Phraya River via Chao Praya Princess II. I think this was one of the best cruises. We saw the other companies, and the boats were not as nice as ours. The pier is in River City.

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He said that he wanted to recreate our Dinner Cruise that I planned for him so many years ago to celebrate Valentines, and he chose this Dinner Buffet Cruise. Good choice hubby darling.

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Appetizers like fruit punch and chips were on the table.

Photo by me :)

It was a buffet dinner and the buffet table sit in the middle of the boat.  It was so hard to get food because everyone wanted to go first. So we decided to let them go first and get later. Some were really rude, cutting the lines.

 

 

Here’s my plate. I didn’t finish it though. Some were yummy, some were just okay. There was one which I found too peppery. So I didn’t eat those anymore. The beef was a little too dry. But the other meat were okay. The sausage was good. :)


H said so himself, don’t expect too much. It’s not like what you’re used to eating in hotel buffets.

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The food was actually pretty good. So-so. H was right, it can’t be compared to hotel buffets but I was still so full, I didn't finish everything but I made sure I have enough space for dessert. :)

We saw so many great sceneries and temples, here are a couple of shots:

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I loved every minute of it! :) The cruise lasted for 1.5-2hours which was just enough to view the scenery. It rained the whole day and I think we’re really blessed that it stopped during our cruise.

The entertainer was a Filipina. Of course! She sang so many songs in different languages. Galing talaga ng Pinoy! :)

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I'm so proud that he was able to pull this off. :) It was truly a nice romantic 1st year wedding anniversary celebration.

As I mentioned, yes I have also planned a dinner cruise for H and I years back. It was in Manila Bay. I think you may contact Manila Yacht Club as I already forgot which boat I booked. But it’s a good alternative for this Chao Phraya Cruise.  They offer set menus in lieu of buffet.

I hope this helps in planning for your special date. :)

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