Norman blogs!

I already have my original blogsite (www.normannorman.net) but decided to open a tumblr account for alternate posts that are more personal in nature. This site is still under construction. I will blast all my contacts on Twitter and FB when it finally opens.

Sunday Specials: Island Vacay for @araarida

Sunday Specials: Island Vacay for @araarida

Ara Arida uploaded the pics above of her vacation in Calaguas Islands and Bagasbas Beach.

Ara Arida uploaded the pics above of her vacation in Calaguas Islands and Bagasbas Beach.

What’s better than a staycation during the long lenten break? A relaxing, exhilarating and energy-recharging vacation in a paradise destination like Calaguas Islands and Bagasbas Beach in Camarines Norte. And that is exactly what Miss Universe Philippines 2013 Ara Arida did to ease her tired beauty after the…

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Sunday Specials: How about a Robbie Becroft peg for Mr. World Philippines 2014?

Sunday Specials: How about a Robbie Becroft peg for Mr. World Philippines 2014?

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I reckon someone like Robbie Beecroft wouldn’t be too keen about joining Mr. World Philippines 2014. But what if the increasingly popular Fil-Aussie menswear blogger and Manila street-style fashionista is convinced that he is qualified for the same? He’s got the looks, the height and the personality, plus a good built and excellent communication skills to match.

The many moods and faces of Robbie Becroft (Photo credit: Metro Society March 2014)

The many moods and faces of…

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Anec-quotes: Mary Jean “MJ” Lastimosa and Patience

Anec-quotes: Mary Jean “MJ” Lastimosa and Patience

The quotes from MJ Lastimosa were lifted from the Press Release provided by Bb. Pilipinas (Photo credit: Raymond Saldana)

The quotes from MJ Lastimosa were lifted from the Press Release provided by Bb. Pilipinas (Photo credit: Raymond Saldana)

wpid-photogrid_1397143954781.png patience1Three (3) full years is not the easiest stretch to wait for something one has been dreaming of having all of her life. It was such a challenging period in the life of Miss Universe Philippines 2014 Mary Jean “MJ” Lastimosa. 2011 was promising when she placed 2nd Runner-Up.…

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Harvard-bound Megan

image To all our friends and readers who are based on the US East Coast – particularly those in the Boston and Cambridge area – our Miss World 2013 Megan Young will be invading the renowbed academe come May 16, 2014 for a fund-raising event for the ST Yolanda victims. The venue will be at the Harvard University Loeb House.

The charity affair is for a good cause. Megan has been quite guarded in the…

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Movie watch: Yves Saint Laurent

Movie watch: Yves Saint Laurent

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courtesy of Film Festival and Indie Films

This is the biopic that might really interest you to watch a movie this week (It opened last April 15).

Yves Saint Laurent” is the movie that traces the personal life of the late French couturier and worldwide Fashion Guru who, despite his professional success, lived a troubled existence.…

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Anec-quotes: Mary Anne Bianca Guidotti and Sincerity

Anec-quotes: Mary Anne Bianca Guidotti and Sincerity

The quotes from Mary Anne Bianca Guidotti were lifted from the Press Release provided by Bb. Pilipinas (Photo credit: Raymond Saldana)

The quotes from Mary Anne Bianca Guidotti were lifted from the Press Release provided by Bb. Pilipinas (Photo credit: Raymond Saldana)

sincerity1 When I read what world-renowned fashion designer Christian Dior was quoted as saying about being natural and sincere, the image of Mariane (Bianca to most of you) Guidotti immediately entered my mind. And in an article on islamicoccasions.com, it mentioned that “

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A dose of Honest Tea a day

A dose of Honest Tea a day

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The brand name says it all

At the Miss Universe Organization, the ladies are encouraged to consume a bottle of Honest Tea a day. There is a zero calorie variant that is light and refreshing, aside from the fruit-flavored beverages on offer.

And if you are one of those who tend to preach what you drink, then the brand name just might bring out the truthful side of you. Or maybe I am reading way…

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Anec-quotes: Kris Tiffany Janson and Hard Work

Anec-quotes: Kris Tiffany Janson and Hard Work

The quotes from Kris Tiffany Janson were lifted from the Press Release provided by Bb. Pilipinas (Photo credit: Raymond Saldana)

The quotes from Kris Tiffany Janson were lifted from the Press Release provided by Bb. Pilipinas (Photo credit: Raymond Saldana)

wpid-dreams-take-hard-work.jpg Nigerian-born wordsmith: poet, playwright, novelist, comedian, dancer, fine artist and a radical non-conformist Michael Bassey Johnson had this to say about hard work: “Success is likened to a deep pit, you have to jump in to get it, then you’ll need a ladder of grace…

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