I had a full day yesterday – crazy but fun. I’ll get into a more detailed post later. I’m rushing today to go to my uncle’s funeral (mom’s brother). Death is never easy to understand. One day I will find the words to share the lessons I learned – about how I was touched by an angel almost literally – but it’ll take time and lots of understanding. Thank you in advance for you condolences and prayers.
Now here’s the story about yesterday, based on my iPhone photos. I knew I’d have a full day so I maximized time with the three rabbits in the morning – starting at 5:30. I had an appearance at Rustan’s Makati for my furniture line at 2pm. Then I had to rush over to Sofitel Hotel (Philippine Plaza) to model for Hindy Tantoco at Metro Wear by 5pm. I know, I know… I’m not a model. But hey, how can anyone say no to Hindy. All designers were given one outfit, one model. And she decided to choose a muse instead of a model, so that was me. Believe me, I was hesitant. I used the Rustan’s afternoon event as an excuse not to do it. But we all found a way. I say “we” because I was secretly flattered Hindy chose me over all her lovely friends. More on that later.
Before all the glam events, I had to do the groceries. I’m running out of ideas for snacks and lunch meals for the kids. Hmmm, that sounds like an interesting blog post. Anyway, I like doing the groceries by myself. No distraction. But I always end up going over budget.
I was all alone – half scared and half thinking “let’s just have fun.” So I tweeted “Can Marina Benipayo teach me how to walk?” She is the goddess of the ramp! She closes all the shows. No one comes close to the way Marina glides and turns on the runway. I’ve only really met her once – during a shoot for Metro.
Minutes after I tweeted that, THE Marina Benipayo walks in. I had no shame. So I just yelled out her name, “Marina!” Fierce makeup calls for fierce attitude. She ran up to me and said, “OMG Daphne, I didn’t recognize you.” And I was like, “What do you mean? This is my everyday makeup.” Haha. She told me stories about how after shows, she’d rush home to Angeles without washing theatrical makeup like this. And she’d scare off the toll operators. Haha.
Yes, I have a huge head compared to Marina. I have a huge head, period. And so does Jackie O, haha. I asked her to give me some walking tips. She joked and said, “when you reach the end of the runway, do a tumble and then do the splits.” Hilarious. Then she said, “Seriously, if all else fails, just smile.”
How’s that for a full day?
More about the two shows later…