Get Ready With Issa
Oooh, look at me being all experimental with
typography font letters. Did I do it right? #microsoftpaint101
Anyhow, yet another video was filmed and this time I felt a wee bit creative and ventured into the realm of putting makeup on in front of a camera and looking very funny while at it. In case the curiosity bug nips you in the butt, check out my first (and very awkward, mind you) Get Ready With Me video. It’s basically a five minute mess of me trying to catch my breath. Darn those voiceovers.
I don’t say this often… just cause I’m afraid, mostly. But I’m down for constructive criticism. Here’s a link to my ask. Thanks a bajiliion million thousand hundred zillion (as children would prefer to count).
Q1 (15thblvd) : Hi! I’m an avid reader of your blog and to comment on the anon who said that your vids are lengthy, well yes it is but they’re very entertaining! Haha and I love how you share details of your day with humor. So natural lol. Have a nice day!
Hahaha thank you. That’s awesome to hear. You just made my day. Sorry it took me a while to reply. Hope your March has been superb. X
Q2 (louisedelovieres): Hi! Does Karpos need Interns? (…) You know, just for future information cos I’m only two years away from the ‘real world’ and Karpos looks and sounds like a fun company to be in. (plus I’m so jelly of you getting to hang with Phoenix, which I missed cos broke people probz) Anyway, great blog! =)) (I tend to talk a lot, sorry =)))
Hello Louise. As of now, I think not… However, you can keep yourself updated with any openings by following Karpos’ official Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or website. But yes, you’re absolutely right. Working for Karpos is always a grand time. Thanks for stopping by. X
Q3: Hey there! Your time with Phoenix looks like it was absolutely amazing! How did you get the amazing opportunity to be their manager for their time in Manila??
Hola! It really, really was. I work as a road manager for Karpos Multimedia - the promoter (and my bestest friends) that brought them to Manila. Wouldn’t have been amazing if Phoenix weren’t as lovely as they were to be honest.
CLICK HERE FOR THE LINK TO MY PHOENIX BLOG POST IN CASE YOU’RE TOTALLY LOST.
Q4: Love you! - che
Love you too! I miss you. :-(
Q5: do a ukay ukay haul or thrift challenge where you have to make an outfit under 500 pesos or something!!!
I’m no fashion expert so I can’t assure you anything promising. But I’ll surely keep this request in my ‘get-out-of-your-comfort-zone’ pile of ideas. Maybe a blog post would be safer than actually filming a video? I don’t know. We’ll cross the bridge when we get there. Thank you for the suggestion though. :-)
Q6: hey!! this is GURL again, the friend test video is funny, you getting good at this!! also, do a fashion video! like a v-day lookbook or something. LOVE LOVE LOVE
Hi gurl! Glad to have you back. You will be pleased to know that I (kinda) mentioned you in my TMI Tag I uploaded yesterday. Oh, and sorry I answered this so late that Valentine’s has passed but would you maybe want to see anything else? ‘LOVE LOVE LOVE’ back at you. X
Q7: Hi! I find you highly stunning. What’s your secret? :) x
'Highly stunning' is quite an overstatement! I prefer 'bearable to look at'. Hahaha just kidding. But thanks for thinking so. That's really sweet. :-) Secret? I'm not sure how you want me to answer this but I guess it's just the basic cliche of 'being yourself'… and eating lots of pizza while you're at it.
Q8: do you use photoshop? if yes, where can i download it? I’m using windows 8 :) thank you so much xxxx
Unfortunately, I don’t. I have ZERO Photoshop skills! I’m sure you can find a free download on Youtube or something. But in case someone of authority is reading this right now, please pretend I didn’t say that and direct yourself to Adobe’s official website. Hahaha.
Q9: Hello, idoublesa! I just finished watching your latest vlog and as usual, I was entertained! Have a nice day/evening! :D
Hello anonymous! Come out so I can properly say thanks. Hope you’re having a good week. X
Thank you for alllll your lovely messages. *awkward handshake or hug situation* I’m up for comments/suggestions/jokes/stories/or just basically how your day went! Do you have anything to say? Hit me up here.
Decided to head down south for this year’s Valentine’s weekend and spent it with my main ladies aka my mom, my sister and two of my grandmas. Party time. It was easy going, relaxed and everything I could’ve wanted the weekend to be. Oh, and we brought back home this little rascal to be Marley’s man friend. Side note though, this poor thing suffered two days of man humping because Marley had issues. And by issues I mean almost four years of zero action. Must’ve been tough.
I’ve been finding myself with a lot of free time lately so I hope you don’t mind the sudden wave of random Youtube videos I will be uploading in the next couple of days. Let’s TMI Tag it up in this hizzy. (ISSA STOP IT #clearlyasian)
Any other things that spark your curiosity? Have a funny joke to share? Perhaps an embarrassing co-worker story to tell? I’m all ears.
February has been quite the month. We only have half a week left but so much and not much has happened and I have no idea how that is but let’s just go with the randomness it so clearly manifests, yes?
- Valentine’s Day - I spent the famed holiday with none other than my family. And I wouldn’t have had it any other way. We were all up and bouncing at 6:30 AM, ready to devour the lovely breakfast prepared by yaya and yours truly - as instructed by mom of course. She’s been on Pinterest quite a lot lately and is trying her best to actually cook… however with the helping hands of another it seems. She’ll get the Cooking Mama award soon enough.
My lunch date for Valentine’s was this dashing man who happened to be in town - my dad. I took him to my favorite katsu place, Yabu, and he enjoyed himself a bit too much. 3 servings of rice, 2 servings of miso, 5 servings of cabbage. Any contenders? None? I thought so.
Plus we were surprised they gave us free dessert. My favorite branch has always been SM Southmall, in case you’re interested. We followed the path of gastronomic adventures and found ourselves the kind of numb you get when you have a food baby, having coffee and grilled ensaymadas in Mary Grace shortly after.
* I’m not entirely sure if I’ve ever shown a photo of him before but well, here he is. Blog-dad, dad-blog.
Clearly the holiday was about eating your feelings when I found out my brother had my favorite pizza delivered whilst him and his girlfriend (and our little sister Bien) spent the night baking some great smelling brownies. After 4 slices of pizza, I did myself a favor and locked myself in the room. Food - 1, Issa - 0 yet again.
- More… uhh… food - A bajillion pounds heavier, it’s quite ironic how rediscovering my favorite chocolate bar is my second highlight of the month. Listen to me and listen to me well - Ritter Sport White + Crisp aka Blanco + Crujiente is orgasmic, addicting and literally perfection. I cannot say enough great things about this. PLEASE HEED MY WARNING: Never confuse this with the Weisse Voll-Nuss aka White Chocolate with Whole Hazelnuts variant. They are incomparable and miles apart. Do not be fooled. You have been warned.
- Teacher Issa - I hope people take me seriously when I say I now part time as a pre-school teacher. Crazy, right? If you didn’t know this about me, I’m quite fond of children. It can get a bit stressful at times but I swear, beyond the whining, repetitiveness, and excessive pissing, they’re absolutely adorable.
This isn’t everything but I just wanted to keep my list of highlights short and sweet. February has been very interesting and I think it’s safe to say that I have gone through the whole spectrum of possible emotions a person can feel throughout the month. Like everyone else, I’ll be fine, there has just been a lot of growing up to do lately.
February 27, 2014