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post #76 of 124
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Nope, you're not missing anything. There are a few stores with Ernest Sewn and APC, and Levi's has recently begun to carry a few LVC items but otherwise, it's either garish eurotrash or hipster wannabe crap.

God, I hate that. I was trying to convince one of my Manila friends that APCs were better jeans than Diesels. Of course I'm biased because I like raw denim, but he pretty much wanted to get the diesels just because they were more expensive and the people with too much money wear them.

Last I was in Manila the hipster look was big, I can't wait till workwear becomes popular there (maybe around when it dies in the states) and people try to layer flannel and wool in 30 celsius heat.
post #77 of 124
I spent 2 months with some friends in the Philippines during last summer in Tacloban and Manila regions. We met Imelda Marcos and also Gretchen Espeena(?) from Pinoy Idol. We also visited Cebu which was also very nice!

Only clothes shops I found however were in Mall of Asia and clothes in the supermarkets
post #78 of 124
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because I'm loath to teach at my high school full of cocky chinese kids

Xavier?

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Last I was in Manila the hipster look was big, I can't wait till workwear becomes popular there (maybe around when it dies in the states) and people try to layer flannel and wool in 30 celsius heat.

I doubt workwear will ever take off here.
post #79 of 124
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I spent 2 months with some friends in the Philippines during last summer in Tacloban and Manila regions. We met Imelda Marcos and also Gretchen Espeena(?) from Pinoy Idol. We also visited Cebu which was also very nice!
Imelda goes to our church at the Fort and is quite nice and approachable in person. It's only after a few minutes of talking to her that you will realize she's wacko.
post #80 of 124
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Xavier?

You win a no-prize, sir!

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I doubt workwear will ever take off here.

Not workwear as SF approves it, at least.
post #81 of 124
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Imelda goes to our church at the Fort and is quite nice and approachable in person. It's only after a few minutes of talking to her that you will realize she's wacko.

This is classic.
post #82 of 124
far from being pinoy but had tons of college buddies that were and of course numerous visits to the PI. the only decent shop i found there was Homme et Femme at the Shangrila Mall.

never did jollibees but did do the whole KTV/embassy/club/massage type thing!!!!
post #83 of 124
eh, you've got jollibees in new york now. "massages" everywhere else tend to be restrictively expensive...
post #84 of 124
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i've got a few acres in our family island in zamboanga
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Love Zamboanga. My family on the maternal side owns Boracay Island.
We may not all be Filipino, but the Filipinos here must the landed ones. I'm pretty sure my mother's family owns a couple hundred acres on Palawan. Last I asked about it, though, most of it had been taken over by Abu Sayyaf. o_O
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I would actually be down for a meetup in july. Any takers?
I may be in the PI this summer, actually...
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I've recently gotten in touch with a local tailor who has access to high quality selvage denim, chambray, and other fabrics. He made me this shirt from Cone Mills chambray:
Badass shirt, bb.
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I can't wait till workwear becomes popular there (maybe around when it dies in the states) and people try to layer flannel and wool in 30 celsius heat.
Maybe they could pull it off in Sagada or Baguio.
post #85 of 124
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Love Zamboanga. My family on the maternal side owns Boracay Island.

Dude, everyone claims to own boracay what with all the title issues going on down there. You're going to have to prove it by hooking the SFPI meetup this summer with an appropriate venue...
post #86 of 124
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Dude, everyone claims to own boracay what with all the title issues going on down there.

This was resolved a couple of years ago. Boracay is government property.
post #87 of 124
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This was resolved a couple of years ago. Boracay is government property.

The beachfront properties of Balabag is still owned by the family. Friday's ( being leased by an Australian Development Co., Pearl of the Pacific, Tyrol is still owned by the Tirol/Maranon family.
post #88 of 124
my name has a lot of P's so that makes me 75%. Even my city of origin starts with p.
post #89 of 124
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I was thinking of maybe going for some low-level lecturer position at ADMU for English, because I'm loath to teach at my high school full of cocky chinese kids am thinking it would be an interesting change of pace before heading off to grad school.

Those cocky Chinese kids move on to AdMU.

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I would actually be down for a meetup in july. Any takers?

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I hope to be in Manila for July.

I'm down with this, but hopefully not in Embassy or places like that. Guess I'm too old for that.

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Originally Posted by bbaquiran View Post
Nope, you're not missing anything. There are a few stores with Ernest Sewn and APC, and Levi's has recently begun to carry a few LVC items but otherwise, it's either garish eurotrash or hipster wannabe crap.

I've recently gotten in touch with a local tailor who has access to high quality selvage denim, chambray, and other fabrics. He made me this shirt from Cone Mills chambray:






Nicely done Brian!

Adora had (has?) those Earnest Sewns, Cheap Mondays and Acnes on sale at half off.


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Xavier?


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You win a no-prize, sir!




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Imelda goes to our church at the Fort and is quite nice and approachable in person. It's only after a few minutes of talking to her that you will realize she's wacko.

she actually had some brain surgery done years ago.... i remember a doctor telling me while they were opening her head up, a slew of bodyguards were surrounding them making sure they don't screw up.
post #90 of 124
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Those cocky Chinese kids move on to AdMU.

Point taken but at least there are girls in all honesty, now that I think of it, even teaching at Xavier probably wouldn't be so bad. I remember my alumni teachers and they seemed to be having a good time. I don't really need the money so it could be alright to do for a year.
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