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uptown girl


it's official. i have spent the last month in canada. i love this country although it has not treated me kindly. every week is good then bad then good then bad. it's a weekly struggle LITERALLY. a lot of times i want to go home and just cuddle up to my mom. i miss my dog, there's no one jumping all over me when i get home...there's no one to hug when humans disappoint me. there are times when i wish i can just go out on a weekday and watch a movie or grab a coffee or dinner with my best friend nezie and nelly like we used to do back home. oftentimes, i just miss abby and everything about her. my b-day is coming up and since i've spent it out-of-town for the last couple of years, i can't help but think about how i would be celebrating it with my out-of-town buddies aids, jayvee, shine, xeriane, levin and ben if only i was back home. but i am here now and all i can do is suck it all in and embrace the new life i've created for myself. 

moving on, last saturday benj and i picked up the car after having the oil changed then headed uptown to pick my sister up after her shift. since she's not out yet, we decided to stroll around uptown since i haven't been there before too. if downtown is makati, uptown is more like the fort/serendra/boni high street. by the way, i'm sporting my new SHOCKING red blazer although i'm not so sure if i'll ever lean to the "colorful" direction again.

zara white v-neck top and harem pants. red blazer from value village. thrifted boots. roxy bag. cotton on shades. f21 love connector ring. layered necklaces. cuff.

this might be weird to say but my work is the only thing that keeps me sane lately. i'm really blessed to have a "good" job. i think.

photos by benj


libys11 said...

aaahhh i miss 17th ave!!! it's been raining there, i see.. hope you're keeping warm with layers! the wind and temperature can get quite nasty noh? :)

anyway, you look amazing in that red blazer!! i say, you wear it more often!

as for being home sick, everyone goes thru it. like.. with me, ive been here in canada for more than 5 years, but there are times na i wish it was easy to just get a hold of my blockmates back home and then super spontaneous hang out at some random cafe. baaaahhh!!! hopefully, it will go better for you! if you need anything, don't hesitate to message me.

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KD faustino said...

ooooh sybil, did you know that your comment almost made me cry? i need to get your number! i need youuuu! SAVE ME!!!!!!!!

BARESTUDY (Janelle) said...

hey, i was just reading sybil's comment and i know exactly what she's talking about :) i also know exactly how you feel. i remember my first few days here.. especially after my first day of class, i cried all night wanting to go back.. i'm still in touch with my friends in the philippines and other parts of the world which is good. don't worry. things will get better and everything will be fine. after that, you'll realize the true beauty of canada and all the amazing opportunities it offers. just make sure you choose your friends. teka, calgary ka ba? i've got friends there!! i should tell them to go look for you. hehehe.

good luck. you can also message me anytime :)

PS - me and sybil were from the same school in the philippines. we never really talked there but we know each other by face. then she found me on blogger. cool eh? haha!!!


abby said...

nabuhay ka! lol...at least your work is keeping you sane.(ahem)^_^ and what's wrong with the red blazer? i think it's nice.:D miss you! i need more non-nega people in my life haha...;p

Melai said...

Wow great blazer! :)

Melai of Style and Soul

Kristy said...

Your outfit is so spot on and it reminds me of Rihanna for some reasons :) Don't worry about being home sick. It's common and it'll take some time to get it over with. I'm sure you'll be able to find new friends here :)


KD faustino said...

janelle, thanks sooooooooo much! you and sybil's comments made me feel sooooooooo much better. i know its a normal thing and just a phase i have to go through like you guys did at first. THANK YOU!

KD faustino said...

awwwwwwwww abbs! im not sure if i can give you good vibes though this thursday. EEEEP!!! miss you!

Kookie B. said...

this is such a super chic uptown look indeed.

awww, KD...hang in there. being homesick is such a pain but i'm sure things will work out for you in the end.

Melanie M said...

I ADORE this outfit. You look fantastic. Suuuper rad. :)


Dane said...

Gorgeous, love the red blazer!


KD faustino said...

thanks kookie, melanie and dane. much love xx

xoxo valerie xoxo said...

great blazer!

and being homesick is just part of life :) ako din, during my first few days here in beijing super homesick ako and i just wanted to cry or take the next flight back home where everything is familiar and comfortable. hang in there :)


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Ashley, Lions Lace Lattes said...

Awww. I hope things start looking up for you here in Canada!! :) Hopefully soon it will only be good days.

Cute red blazer by the way!!!

Kat said...

I love this look! Very cute and you rock it so well.

I'm now following your blog. I hope you can stop by mine too :)


KD faustino said...

thank you! thank you! thank you!