I finally had the opportunity to style other people and not just myself. I find it really challenging of how I am gonna put thing together, but at the end of the day, I decided to make them look like me. I want them to look like my own reflection of how I style myself. If you haven’t figured that out, I love colorful vibrant things, anything pastel and floral suits my style. I love to accessorize because an outfit without accessories looks too plain and boring for me.

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Models: Teri and Mary
HMUA: Bernie Badillo of IMakeitUp by Bernie Belles
Photographer: Karen Utlang

 

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On our trip to Singapore we planned ahead to do a side trip to Legoland in Malaysia since Legoland is close to Singapore border and travel would just be more or less an hour. It was raining hard on our way there, but thank god when we arrived it subsided. There were just droplets, but it doesn’t hurt anyway and we still had so much fun. We bought our ticket in Singapore but we forgot to change our money from Singaporean dollar to Malaysian Ringgit. We changed our money on the convenience store in Malaysian Immigration border so we can pay our bus ride from the border to Legoland but the exchange rate is too small. I guess that is what all tourists need to do before travelling to Legoland from Singapore.

 

To get there, we travelled by MRT from Chinatown (where we stayed) to Jurong East station. Then ride a Causeway Link Bus to CIQ 2nd link. We stopped in Tuas 2nd link for Singapore immigration exit and another bus ride to CIQ 2nd link for Malaysian immigration entry. From CIQ 2nd link we ride another bus to Legoland. It will be the same route going back to Singapore. I know it’s complicated but you’ll just find your way when to go there. These countries has lots of signages, you do not have reason to get lost.

 

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Too proud to show off my ticket with the Legoland hotel as the background.

 

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A clear shot of the Legoland Hotel.

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Human sized lego girl statue doing some painting.

 

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Giant lego octupos in Aquazone. We did not ride the Aquazone Wave Racer because we did not bring extra clothes and we will get wet during the ride.

 

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This is normal. Me in another country always carrying a map. Legoland is a huge amusement park and map is needed in finding place to eat and finding the closest toilet.

 

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These minions are not for sale, you need to win them. I can’t risk on losing since we do not have so much on our trip, so I just content myself in having a photo op with them.

 

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Albert Einstein and his Starwars squad.

 

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This is where we had our lunch. I can’t really tell the difference between Malaysian and Singaporean food since I have been eating so much Persian food during the trip, but I still enjoyed my roasted chicken and biryani rice.

 

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The tower near the Boating School.

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The Beetle Bounce ride and behind is the Observation Tower. It will take you up and see the aerial view of the entire Legoland.

 

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This shot was taken during our ride at the Observation Tower. That is the Dino Island. We really want to ride the boat but this ride will get us wet and soaked so we just watched people get wet and soaked instead. Haha!

 

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That castle is called The Dragon, because it has a roller coaster ride wherein you will ride a dragon. Sadly it was closed during our visit.

 

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The Dragon Castle behind me.

 

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My loving boyfriend had so much fun and conquered his fear of heights during our rides.

 

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This cute kiddo is having so much fun riding his horse at the Royal Joust.

 

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The following photos will be the photos inside the Miniland wherein popular tourist spots have a mini lego version.

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We also visited the Lego Starwars Miniland, it is an ideal place for Starwars fanatics and watched 4D movie at Lego Studios. For amusement park tours always allot the entire day so you can enjoy the view and the rides.

 

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Our selfie before we left Legoland. It was so awesome, I forgot I am already 25 years old. haha!

 

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Another interesting talk that I attended was the Stylish Space Solution by Maybelline Te, a Cebu-based interior and furniture designer. She studied Arts in Interior Design at The Art Institute of Charlotte, North Carolina where she earned Most Outstanding Portfolio Award. She also studied Art and Design Program at Strasbourg, France. And she had her internship at Barry Dixon Inc. in Warrenton, Virginia. Aside from her outstanding education she was able to participate in shows internationally including International Contemporary Furniture Fair, Architectural Digest Home Show and Boutique Design, all in New York City as well as other shows in North Carolina and Miami. The talk focused on personal style, essential how to’s and design trends.

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The first thing that was captured during the talk was the Eye Catching Entry of the house because it is the first thing that will be noticed when entering and would make the lasting impression. Statement pieces was being emphasized because it adds beauty to ones wall. I will be showing sample photos, though it is not the same photos Maybelline Te showed during the event, still I can say that I was able grasp the idea.

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Flying Colors. She pointed out that depending on a persons taste, one can do the layering technique by mixing styles, periods and patters. A lot of details will be added but it will still go together. The best example is mixing antiques and modern design or using multiple color in one area.

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Artsy Fartsy. Having a gallery wall is an example. I seldom see gallery walls in most houses and I was amazed that we can truly do it in our home. She explained that we can use different artworks and it doesn’t need to have a theme, we can use different arts, frames and prints. Even collections and memorabilias can be used as designs on the walls.

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There are actually trends in designing home, but she pointed out that each person has different taste that can shift or affect trends. This is really true and I can attest to that because I was raised in a home where in my mother hold on to childhood memories so she keeps on hoarding antique pieces from her mothers home, whereas her sister has a modern designed home with modern pieces displayed on each corner. Shifts that are affecting trends are: Anchoring, Cocooning, and Down Aging, all three are related because it reaches back to nostalgic childhood and the security you get on your home. Egonomics, Fantasy Adventure and Small indulgence are another shifts and they are related because it revolves on modern age, recognition and individuality. It is more like personal taste and preference.

 

Before the talk ended, we were given a paper with the list of questions of our favorites, and the game is called “Let’s Play Favorites”. I will be answering that questions on one of my future blogs just so you would know me better. It was very informative talk and I learned so much in terms of styling space with personal touch. Thanks Cybill, Maybelline Te and of course 32 Sanson by Rockwell for a very productive Saturday.

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With Lucy Chiong Sy.

 

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Architect Eugene Laurence Yaoto.

 

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With Maybelline Te herself and Cybill Gayatin of A-list.

 

Interior design and fashion are 2 different things but both focuses on art. It is a good thing I was able to listen to this talk because it gave me an idea of what my future home would be. And if there is something that Maybelline Te said that has been embedded in my brain that is, you don’t need to have a lot of money to have a good taste and to buy only the thing that you love, not because it is expensive or it is the most trendy piece and everyone has it.

 

32 Sanson by Rockwell is located at 32 Sanson Road, Lahug Cebu City

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