Previewis recognized as the Philippine Vogue and is the leading fashion magazine of the country. Been wanting to grab my own copy of the July issue with Georgina Wilson and Celine Lopez on the cover, both in color white, sporting the #normcore trend, which is something that I truly love. I’m such a sucker for this color (together with the color black), I would totally buy something especially when it’s in the color white. I’m so predictable.
Milk (scoliotic problems) + Preview = not a bad idea
Inside the magazine, there were actually lots of good stuff, which fitted my taste. Prep Star? Of course this is one of my most favorite looks, plus the classic black and white ensemble. Also, my nails have to be painted white. Told you I’m in love with this color <3
Highlight of the magazine (for me anyways) was seeing California girl and Sunnies by Charlie creative director Martine Cajucom (one of my fashion, style & life pegs. I just love her!) and reading (and reflecting) throughout her interview. She’s so witty, which makes me adore her more.
"I think the main problem is some people equate sexiness with sluttiness, and those are complete opposites."
And she totally got it right.
Nice issue, Preview! Rhyming them because I can, trololol.
A place’s interiors amuse me. I specifically fancy vintage, pastel-colored walls, quirky designs of the lights, chairs, tables, decors and etc. Here are some photos of places that I really find amusing.
The White Hat - Their bricked white wall (not shown in photo) was totally nice.
Kenko Naicha Milk Tea - Loved their vintage feels inside
TeAmo Milk Tea Shop (located beside Lailai - across Iligan City Public Plaza) - Who could not love their cutesy decors? Everything’s pastel which makes the place easily adored.
Nail-a-holics - Loved the shade of blue they had for the walls.
Title: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
Author: Ransom Riggs
Publication: June 7, 2011 by Quirk Books
A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. A strange collection of peculiar photographs. It all waits to be discovered in Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, an unforgettable novel that mixes fiction and photography in a thrilling reading experience. As our story opens, a horrific family tragedy sets sixteen-year-old Jacob journeying to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores its decaying bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that Miss Peregrine’s children were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. They may have been quarantined on a deserted island for a good reason. And somehow - impossible though it seems - they may still be alive.
This is the first of the series by Ransom Riggs and it was so good. Really, really good. It’s indeed a mixture of fiction, timeless love (if you get what I mean, lol), adventure, photography (amazing, amazing photographs inside the book) and discovering not only a whole new world, but also discovering yourself.
The story started with Jacob Portman (the lead 16 year old boy) having told by his late Grandpa Abe with what seems like tales which his grandpa had experienced - discovering a safe haven for peculiar children, having been welcomed by a Miss Peregrine, and fighting and killing off monsters with his bare hands. With this, Jacob as a young boy, really believed in his grandpa and was inspired to kill monsters himself, too. But as Jacob, or what his grandpa calls him, Yakob, grew older, he began to realize that those stories told by his grandfather were merely not true just like that of fairy tales. He thought that maybe what his grandpa meant with monsters were not literally monsters. Maybe it was just a figure of speech then. It was a nice opening imo, since you could really think that there are really monsters in today’s generation, may it be our own monsters, or monsters who could really just kill us all in different ways. I just felt sorry for Jacob’s grandpa because almost, if not all, thought that he was delusional. Which makes sense though, since he was talking bullocks like seeing monsters where normal people couldn’t.
This book really opened my imagination - I loved how it made me think of what’s going to happen next, since it was entirely unpredictable. I also love how Riggs made the concept of a “loop” where the peculiar children can live in the same day, Sept 3rd 1940, to be specific, over and over again, through Miss Peregrine, who was an ymbryne. I think that it was such a clever idea.
Another thing that I loved were the photographs, of course. They were authentic, vintage found photographs and with the exception of a few that have undergone minimal postprocessing, they were unaltered. The story and the photographs really did work together, which made it seem like the story was real. I specifically freaked out when I read the part where Jacob saw Emma staring at her and when I turned the next page, I saw the photo of a girl staring with flame on her hands. Seriously had mini palpitations during that time. Thank goodness my sister was in the same room when I read that, lol.
“I used to dream about escaping my ordinary life, but my life was never ordinary. I had simply failed to notice how extraordinary it was. Likewise, I never imagined that home might be something I would miss.”
When Jacob found the photographs and letters found inside Emma Bloom’s box which were from his grandfather Abe’s, I really liked that part. Where Abe first sent Emma his photo covering his ears while looking at a bomb (where he was about the same age as Jacob was - 16 years young) with the caption “To my bombshell” (lol), then Emma imitating Miss Peregrine, and then a photo of Abe carrying a little girl with the caption “This is why” - which really broke my heart into pieces, I felt for Emma.
“She moved to pinch me again but I blocked her hand. I’m no expert on girls, but when one tries to pinch you four times, I’m pretty sure that’s flirting.”
That particular quote made me laugh. Funny how old women (stucked in a girl’s body) used to flirt, meh.
“We hadn’t spoken since the day he nearly shoved me off the roof, but we both understood the importance of maintaining the illusion of having friends.”
Overall, this book was spectacular. I literally couldn’t bring it down. The moment my eyes hurt from too much reading, I would rest for a couple of minutes but after that, even though they still hurt, I couldn’t bring myself to not read it. It was that awesome. Really and absolutely recommending this to all book readers who are fans of the Harry Potter series, just like me. You wouldn’t regret this, I promise. Too much love and appreciation for this one.
Hi, I’m really sorry but mostly I’m following Tumblr accounts who frequent reblogging and stuff. ;_;