How to Upgrade to iOS6 : A Step-by-Step Guide for All Apple Users

Now that it is available here in the Philippines, I am currently upgrading to the new iOS6. And you couldn't imagine how excited and anxious I feel right now. Excited because, well, who wouldn't be excited to use iOS6? Anxious because I don't know if I will be 100% satisfied with the new upgrade. But of course, a better life (and a better iPhone) comes with taking a few risks. So how do you upgrade to iOS6? Read on.


Cutie Little Crabbie

If you've been following my blog, you might have read from this post that I went to Puerto Galera with my friends last April for some summer getaway. You prolly also know that it was just my second time to go to a beach. And I just can't help but admire these adorable little creatures that I had to take photos of them--cute little crabs! :)


My Week via Instagram (v01)

Starting this week, I will be posting a weekly series of blog entries called My Week via Instagram. I know a lot of bloggers have been doing this kind of blog post series, and I just felt the need to join the club. So here it is--my past week in pictures taken via Instagram!


Paul Dapper x LayBare (Giveaway)

So comebacks shall always be big-time--that's what I learned from movies and TV shows and celebrities. And what better way to make a comeback big-time than to host a lot of giveaways on your comeback month. And when I say a lot, I mean it--A LOT. :)

First in line is a LayBare giveaway!


After three long months...

After a three-month hiatus, I am finally back. I have been really busy with business and stuff so I decided to put Paul Dapper on hiatus. I was planning on an indefinite "leave" here in my blog, but then I realized September 8 is the perfect date to be back in the blogging world again.


iPhone case overload!

Was at Market! Market! Mall the other day for a meeting. On my way home, I passed by some cellphone shops and I went phone case shopping. Haha! I was able to buy three cases--I was thinking of having my iPhone as part of my outfit every day since I am holding it almost 24/7, what with the need to view my calendar (schedules esp. business meetings), check emails, update my Facebook and Twitter (LOL), and to call/text my staff and the clients (both from work and from my business).


New purchase: 21 Men Buckle Tab Boots

I have been lusting over this pair for months now, and when I went with my sister to Forever 21 The Block to buy her graduation dress, I couldn't resist--I finally bought them! :)


Having fun by the beach

If you've been following me on Instagram and Twitter, you prolly know that I went to Puerto Galera last month. It was actually my first time there (my second time to go to a beach), and I was blown away by the place. :) 


Teasome Awesome!

Was doing some business-related field work last weekend when I passed by this new tea place in Marikina. Having Marikina as my second hometown, it just felt weird that I wasn't able to notice a new establishment being put up, especially in a street that I frequent. And I knew right then that it just meant one thing: I haven't been to Marikina for a long time. ANYWAY! The name of the shop is Teasome Place. And, being the green tea lover that I am, I obviously gave it a try. Boy, it was awesome! Hence, the title of this post.


Soderno Sunday Night Market

Treat your family and friends at the Sunday Night Market at Soderno – the premiere weekend food market of the south!


Make Your Own Havaianas 2012

Havaianas, the first flip-flops brand to offer pair customization in the country and they're extending another year of showing creativity, uniqueness and happiness into a footwear, it is not just about designing a pair of flip flops but creating memories. A summer event anticipated by all Havaianaticos! A viral brand of  flip-flops celebrates it's 50th anniversary this year, they installed another mix, match and choose your straps, soles and pin event, "Make your own Havianas 2012". Enjoy this day with your family and friends on May 10-14, 10 am onwards at Rockwell Tent, Powerplant Mall.


Snake bone bracelet

I've always been afraid of snakes. I always get the hair-at-the-back-of-the-neck-stands feeling every time I see a picture of a snake, much more when I see a real one. BUT! I also love weird accessories. And when we went to Puerto Galera last weekend, I bought this snake vertebrae bracelet. It's REAL snake bones, I tell you. Guess my fear of snakes was overcome by my love for weird bracelets. Haha! Kinda badass noh? :)


I Don’t Know

I don’t know how this started, and how everything blossomed
All I know is that when I’m with you, there’s a beating in my bosom
I don’t know what exactly you mean to me, and what I am to you
But, believe me, all my hopes and wishes are about me and you

I don’t know why I still wait for your calls that always come throughout the day
When I know that when I answer them all we’d ask each other is “How was your day?”
I don’t know if I should be scared that we can tell each other literally everything
‘Cause what happens when we finally lost contact? Your stories, will I still be hearing?

I don’t know if you feel the same way, but I’m afraid to get attached to you
You see, I’ve been like this with others before, but they were nothing like you
I don’t know why I feel this way; I don’t know why I’m afraid
Maybe I’m just scared of the possibility that for you I’m just a friend

I don’t know how to deal with all this, now that I don’t know how to not answer your call
Because at the end of each day, your voice becomes my refuge, the catch when I fall
I don’t know how to live without your voice, your presence, your words
I’ve been used to them now, so sorry if I went a tad bit overboard

I don’t know what to make of our talks that mostly do not make sense
But I enjoy everything, every sentence, every nonsense
I don’t know how to deal with how giddy and elated you make me feel
With everything you do, I hope you know it’s my breath you always steal

I don’t know if I should expect something from us, I don’t know if I should hope
Because this thing between us, it’s special, and from this, I don’t ever wanna cope
I don’t know if you’re aware of this, but I’m starting to fall in love with you
And I’m hoping against hope that maybe, just maybe, you’re in love with me too


JOB POSTING: Accounts Executive for Celebre Events

CELEBRE EVENTS, a Manila-based events organizing company, is currently looking for  Key Accounts Executives.


Follow me on Instagram

For those of you who want to follow me on other social media in addition to this blog, Facebook, and Twitter, you can start following me on Instagram (@pauldapper). And though I opened my account last December, I am practically a newbie there--I am just starting to learn how it works. Haha!


Autumn leaves fall

Wore this outfit early this year (circa January), and it took me just today to finally post it here on my blog. Been busy giving high priorities on wrong things these past months. Ergo, on-and-off blog hiatus. Hopefully this will be the start of me regularly updating this blog, now that things are finally falling into place. Here's hoping! :)


Autumn Greens: Preview

Oh how I missed blogging! I've been blogging on and off for the past couple months, and I apologize for that. Anyway, here is a preview of my next post--an outfit post, yes. :)


Coral snake bracelet

If you've been following my blog for a while now, you prolly already know how much I love bracelets. So I was so happy when I found this! Bought this from a bazaar in Eastwood last month. 


And the Ultimate Global Pinoy is…

Who is the modern day Filipino hero?
He’s no Andres Bonifacio nor is he a Jose Rizal. But even without a sword, a gun or a pen, his sacrifice for the country is no less valiant. After all, he carries the aspirations of his family and the country’s economic security on his back.
Aptly called as the modern day hero, these 11 million overseas Filipino workers have earned the trust and admiration of employers all over the world. Something we as their countrymen should all be proud of. With this reason, the Commission of Filipinos Overseas, Duty Free Philippines, and Kraft Asia pay tribute to the Global Pinoys that have showed excellence not only in their careers, but also in the initiatives to help their fellowmen in the country, through the Thank You Global Pinoy Awards.


Midnight Mercato Food Market comes to Late Night Wednesdays

Are you looking for a place to indulge your late night food cravings on a Wednesday night? Or you can’t wait until the weekend to visit your favorite late night food markets?

Then Midnight Mercato, Metro Manila’s premiere late night weekend food market, is now open on Wednesday nights (started last February 29) to answer your foodie call!


Of Arts and Brews: The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® Opens in Ronac Art Center

Wishing you could have a bit of artistry to go with your daily dose of coffee or tea?

Making a very creative debut at Manila’s newest art and retail hub—Ronac Art Center—is gourmet coffee and tea purveyor, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf®.


CARACOL FESTIVAL 2012: Makati's version of Mardi Gras

This Sunday, February 26, witness how Makati City bursts into a city of colors as the Makati Central Business District transforms into a street party with the Caracol Festival 2012. Discover how the city that makes it happen is raising awareness for the preservation of cultural heritage and conservation of the environmentm as hundreds of Makati students troop to the streets clad in their colorfulm nature-inspired costumes in the city's own version of the Mardi Gras.


The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® Opens 42nd Store at Two E-Com Center

Specialty coffee and tea purveyor, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf®, reinforces its claim as the preferred café chain in the country by opening its 42nd store right at the heart of Pasay City.


Lovin' Summer @ Anvaya Cove Open House!

Anvaya Cove invites you to come and join them to their Open house on the 19th!


Save Palawan Movement

Join the battle cry and make your voices heard—loud and clear—in support of a national rally to protect our environment. Spread the word and play a key role in the evolution of consciousness of our people by urging more Filipinos to say NO to MINING in Palawan and other fragile island ecosystems.

 The signature campaign is the power of good; it’s the power of many. If we all own the battle and act decisively and dynamically, then maybe we can try for 3 million more signatures by the end of the month, before hitting the ten million mark by Easter Sunday, April 8, 2012. Help us deliver a strong message to the government and the world: that Filipinos are one in protecting Mother Nature and our own future.  Let’s make it happen—play a key role in the consciousness of our people. Our future depends on it…


The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® comes to One Archer’s Place

Taft Avenue just got more exciting as the famed street welcomes the latest addition to its line of dynamic dining and lifestyle establishments —The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf®

Set to open in One Archer’s Place on Fidel Reyes St. near De La Salle University (DLSU), the new The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® shop will be ready to open its doors to its first customers starting January 30—serving everyone with their full selection of internationally-acclaimed signature blends and gourmet treats and dishes.

“Manila is a good market for us,” shares Walden Chu, President of The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf®. “A place that’s right in the center of a burgeoning coffee culture in the country, this new branch will not only compliment the busy lifestyle of people in the area, it will also make it easier for more to enjoy the specialty drinks that our brand is known for.”

The One Archer’s Place store will be located near prominent establishments around DLSU and will cater mostly to students and young professionals working and living in the vicinity. In addition, it will serve as a haven for both cult-like followers of the brands as well as coffee and tea aficionados of all sorts.

In line with its debut, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® branch in One Archer’s Place will be holding a special promotion that will coincide with DLSU’s 100th year celebration. During the promo period that will run from its opening day till February 05, 2012, customers can come to the store from 12:30 to 1:30 in the afternoon and purchase any of their favorite drinks for only Php 100.


New purchases: WAGW

I love bracelets. I love accessories for the wrists. Watch, bracelets, wrist wraps. I think these little cuties give the extra color and twist on my every outfit. You know how much I wanted to be different, but not to the point of being a scene stealer. No, can't do that. :)


John Varvatos Menswear Fall/Winter 2012/2013 Show: watch it here

The John Varvatos F/W 2012 Menswear Collection. It's a given that I like the color palette. :) I love how the entire show seemed to be like a "stroll in the park". Nice concept. Another collection with tailored suits, oversized jackets, and to-die-for bags and shoes. :)


Gucci Menswear Fall/Winter 2012 Show: watch it here

Tailored suits. Oversized jackets. The color palette. The bags. The shoes. One of the best this season. Enough said.


Versace Menswear Autumn/Winter 2012 Show: watch it here

Tailored pieces opened this show, so it's a give that I would be a bit biased now. Lol. I love the playful prints they used, especially in the turtlenecks. Also, pocket squares! :) I also like the jackets with huge collars, and how Versace made baggy jackets look tailored. I don't know if it's even possible, but I think they did it. :)


Calvin Klein Menswear Fall/Winter 2012/2013 Show: watch it here

Here's the Calvin Klein Menswear Fall/Winter 2012/2013 Show. I love the bags, especially the fabrics /materials they used. The color palette is great, you know how much I love my neutrals and khakis. The cut, however, is too baggy for my taste.



Comfort food

Have you ever eaten at Mom and Tina's? The food there was so heavenly, I am planning to eat there at least every month. On my next visit, I will take more photos for a full post/review! In the meantime, let me just tell you how I love chocolate cakes and how this lovely slice made my day. :)


Burberry Prorsum Menswear Autumn/Winter 2012 Show: watch it here

One of my favorite brands.
I love the cut, the color palette this season. Another set of style pegs! *wink*
What do you think about the collection? :)


Preview of tomorrow's post

Due to the bipolar weather here in Manila, I am not feeling well at the moment. Sucks, I know. Coughs and colds. I just hate this feeling! Still, today has been great and very productive, so I guess not everything turned out bad, eh? :) Anyway, here is a preview of what I wore to work yesterday. I've been seeing this way of wearing jackets during the previous Fashion Weeks, and I figured I'd give it a try. Full post tomorrow! :)


Year-ender with friends

It feels really great every time you are with people who bring out who you really are. And I feel just like that every time I'm with my high school friends. It's great because even if we have practically different lives right now, we still manage to find time to see each other every so often. And every December, we see to it that we meet each other to celebrate the holidays, however simple, like this one. December 31 is the year-ender. And what greater way to spend the first few hours of the last day of the year than with your closest friends. :)


New bag: black alligator satchel

If you've been following my blog for some time now, you probably know how much I love bags. And here I would like to show you the newest addition to my collection: a 13" black alligator satchel from my personal line.


Purple pocket square pops

Here's what I wore to the annual dinner of the company where I work for. The color theme of the night was purple. It was already obvious that most, if not all, of the guys would wear the usual: purple dress shirt OR purple tie. So I knew what I had to wear. Black suit, white dress shirt, purple pocket square. As expected, I was the only one who wore a pocket square that night. You know how much I want to be different, and I succeeded. :)


In my pocket

My most recent obsession: pocket squares!

Most guys here in the Philippines are not used to wearing pocket squares. And, being the rule-breaker that I am, I became interested with these accessories when I realized that. Gonna do anything just to be different. Haha! I wore this to our company's annual dinner/Christmas party last December 18. More outfit photos and of the event on the next posts.

How's your 2012 going so far? :)


The roller coaster ride that was 2011

2011 was the year I started this blog, after years of debating with myself whether I should or not, whether I could handle all the criticisms, both constructive and just plain negative. And I did. I was able to open Paul Dapper (Meester Dapper then). And to my surprise, a lot of great things happened to me because of this blog.

I was able to attend the Philippine Fashion Week last May, my first time. It was such a fun experience. I was invited to cover the annual Make Your Own Havaianas event. I was requested to feature a lot of fabulous brands here on my blog. Some of those brands, foreign. It all happened in the first few months of my blog, giving me a great amount of happiness you could never imagine. I know these things may be nothing compared to the experiences of more popular bloggers, but these things really matter to me, someone who came from a small city in the East. :)

My businesses did great as well last year. I also started doing collaborations with my friends to further improve and strengthen my businesses. Also at the latter part of last year, another collaboration has been started. This new one is with a close friend and will involve events. Also, I was able to find a new job--a great and fun one. And I'm honestly hoping that this is the "right fit". :)


Here's to 2012!

Happy new year everyone! 2011 was a really great year for me. Done things I never thought I was capable of, things I never thought I had the guts to do. This blog is one of them. :)