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Dong Abay’s Rebulto Album Launch Photos and Video – June 28, 2012

Cubao X, Music By June 30, 2012 Tags: , , , , , , , , , No Comments

Despite the rains brought by Typhoon Dindo, Cubao X was packed!

People flocked with umbrellas, hats, and jackets in hand.

Dong Abay Rebulto Album Launch at Cubao X

Dong Abay Rebulto Album Launch at Cubao X

People looked for little nooks, crannies and practically every little corner and space where some semblance of protection from the rain could be had. But I guess, not us!


Dong Abay’s Rebulto Album Launch at Cubao X – June 28, 2012

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Imprints by Dispatch Media at Cubao X – Sept 15, 2011

Cubao X, Travel By September 9, 2011 Tags: , , , , , No Comments

DISPATCH MAGAZINE brings you IMPRINTS: Soul on Sole // A Travel Art Installation Event

‘IMPRINTS’ is an art installation and stop motion video screening of DISPATCH MAGAZINE’s roster of independent and alternative travelers’ favorite footwear. It is all about a traveler’s character and personality as defined by his favorite travel footwear; hence, his soul on sole: The places he go; the moments, his passions and experiences herewith.

Sept 15 / Cubao X / 7PM

Imprints by Dispatch Media


This event is brought to you by Dispatch Media with website at


Meiday Heyday with Top Junk

Cubao X, Music By August 10, 2011 Tags: , , , , , No Comments

We made it to Meiday! Heyday! because I wanted some Moonleaf Milk Tea – which we did not find because their booth kept moving about in that crowded place.

Cubao X through the eyes of my phone

Cubao X via 4square

I was just craving for milk tea the entire night, even when Coy found us, hanging out by the restrooms, away from the crowd, and wondering what to do and where to go.


Last Year

Cubao X, Personal By April 7, 2011 Tags: , , , , , No Comments

I looked at my post exactly a year ago to see what I wrote on Lia’s first birthday, but surprisingly and actually sadly, found none. I did not write anything on Lia’s first birthday…

Anyway, since my friend Roma posts pictures on Facebook almost exactly a year late, I just got tagged on these photos.


This was taken at Lia’s first birthday party last year. Oh I still have that uber long hair that I somehow miss these days. Hmmm.

And after we were done with the party, we took Lia home so she can rest and sleep, and then went off with friends to hang out more and relax.. where else but Mogwai in Cubao X!

Thanks Roma for the pictures and the reminder! Very timely! 😛


Cubao Expo: Random Photos

Cubao X, Photography By December 1, 2009 Tags: , No Comments

A quiet walk in the empty streets of Cubao Expo in broad daylight…

Cubao Expo's The Reading Room

….makes for good introspection…

Cubao Expo: February 2009 - red, black and green

..of everything and nothing in particular..

Cubao Expo: February 2009

…all at once.

Bellini's Santa

Where will I be some years from now?

Home made tin can lamps

Will I be the same? Think the same.. feel the same.. react to things the same..

The birds dont fly

..Will I be stationary as the birds held captive by strings.. always with the same view, flying the same skies.. the same birds…

Bellini's - unassuming through the years

The same facade…

The Beadlady's Display Window

… but perhaps offering other things, unusual things… shiny and shimmery…

Cubao Expo corridor

Would I still crave for quiet cups of coffee and conversation with a friend or two?

Cubao Expo - on sale forever

Will I be showy… but cheap?

Cubao Expo - almost holiday spirit

As seasons come and go…


Random shots from February and December.


Hanging out at Mogwai

Cubao X By September 5, 2009 Tags: , , , 1 Comment

Some days you just miss your friends and the good old days. Though in the old days, when we all were students, it was Sarah’s at Krus na Ligas. Or Lime Post in Maginhawa St. in U.P. Village. In the not-so old days when we were students no more, when Cubao X was still the Marikina Shoe Expo, we hung out at Starbucks or The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf over at Gateway.

I suppose what is nice about Facebook, aside from all those applications like Farmville and Mafia Wars, is that you get to hang out with your friends, even if virtually. But there just isn’t any substitute for simply hanging out at some cozy place with your friends talking about everything and nothing all at the same time.

These days we can be found hanging out at Mogwai at Cubao X because we all live relatively close by. Though I miss hanging out at Bonifacio High Street, I have never hung out in there with my friends. Taguig was just so far away for them. Now we live at the border of Pasig and Quezon City, and Taguig is now so far away for me too.

Stairs to the second floor where screenings are held

Stairs to the second floor where screenings are held

I don’t drink. Most people do not or are unable to believe that about me. It is not that I have never. In fact, there was a time when my alcohol tolerance was high. That was a long time ago too. So, when we hang out at Mogwai, all I ever get to have is iced tea… and the reason I keep coming back there, dark molten lava cake. Yummm! I love desserts. 😉

Saw Marcus there and I dare say he has not changed a bit. It’s been five years since we last saw each other though, come to think of it. It’s been five years since I hung out with the indie movie people, since we hung out at Joel Torre’s place at San Juan, since I was at Mowelfund a lot, since we did Roxlee’s Juana in Antipolo with Joie, Ray, Marcus and all the others. There was a time when I went out a lot and hung out with a lot of different people. When the hours went by fast and things were always fun, fun, fun. Those I think was when I was still quite young. These days I am just all about sitting quietly in relatively obscure places like that little place in New York St. inside the village.. or Bonjour cafe at the Total gas station along Calle Industria.. or maybe just the hammock in our garage. Or making official dates to hang out with friends.

Sipping coffee quietly at a birthday party

Sipping coffee quietly at a birthday party

…Or hanging out at some friend’s house for another friend’s birthday party. By the way, Happy birthday Rex Literato. Hope you love spending your birthdays with us. It’s been two years.. Cheers to more birthdays and more years of travel and friendship. Yes, we love you. 😉


Angku has just become STOiC

Cubao X By August 11, 2009 Tags: , , , No Comments

I frequent Cubao because of its relative proximity to where I now live. Before Cubao X was Cubao X, it was the Marikina Shoe Expo, and I frequented the Marikina Shoe Expo too because it was right beside the Cubao grand bus terminal where we took the buses to Bicol. I always said I am a Cubao girl.. just like my father was a Cubao boy. It was the place to go to before there was Ortigas and Makati.

I go to Mogwai often. Not to drink but because I love their desserts. I do not really go into the other shops that much. Except that the past weeks, I have been looking for dresses and shoes. I must say I have been a bit hooked on online shopping. I have been looking for dresses and shoes – and that is the only reason I went into the inconspicuous little store that is called STOiC – and I was in for a surprise.

I went in and casually went through the racks. Then I find a box on the floor in some corner and found a treasure chest.

I casually took a few pieces of clothing to try them on in their makeshift dressing room and as I was trying them on, my eyes fell on this little sign on the wall, right beside the unflattering mirror.

The Stoic store in Cubao X

The Stoic store in Cubao X


1. You’re fashion sense is relaxed. Calm. Unruffled.
2. You’re style is your own. Not too heavy on trends. Not conventional either.
3. People stare at you. And you don’t care.
4. You’re cool. And you’re unaffected.
5. You like reading this, but you don’t show it.

And I thought, this is it. I have found my store. I am officially STOiC.

Clothes rack and shoes inside the STOiC store

Clothes rack and shoes inside the STOiC store

Visit STOiC in Cubao Expo for your fashion fix. Loads of fab and tasteful tops, dresses, skirts and shorts from Bangkok, Hongkong, the US, Dash and Roxy Roco.


Shoes from Methilation (,

Bags from Fofa (,

Accessories by Keri ( and Jaja Bolos (

Verve Sense Soothers (

Clothes, shoes, bags and accessories at STOiC

Clothes, shoes, bags and accessories at STOiC

Operating Hours:
Tue, Wed & Thurs: 1:00PM – 8:30PM
Fri & Sat: 1:00PM – 9:30PM
Sun: 1:00PM – 8:00PM

Cubao Expo (previously Marikina Shoe Expo)
Araneta Center, Gen. Romulo Ave., Cubao
Quezon City

If you are at a loss and wondering how exactly you will be able to get there, here is a map to help you out.

On getting there

I took the photos off the multiply sites of STOiC and Methilation because I was not able (or more like did not bother) to take my own photos myself (even if I was toting my camera with me as is now a [new] habit of mine).

Happy shopping!