5.26.2009

Looking Back

It has been awhile since I last updated my blog. Here's a recap of the major things that happened to me in the last year or so...

*August - wore my Napoleon Jacket at the Renaissance Fair and attended the much anticipated Outside Lands Festival where my all-time favorite band Radiohead (the best concert I have ever been to) rocked the house down and brought me to tears
*September - saw the crowd-pleasing electronic Aussie duo Cut Copy at Folsom Street Fair, saw my all-time favorite Broadway musical Spring Awakening and climbed Half Dome in Yosemite wearing my Chuck Taylors
*October - checked out The Virgins and The Black Kids with my buddy Joseph at Great American Music Hall, lost my breath while watching the amazing Matt Hales of Aqualung, sneaked in for free for the Andy Warhol Exhibit at the Contemporary Jewish Museum of San Francisco, dressed as your Naked Chef at my friend's Halloween Party and attended Gus Van Sant's Harvey Milk biopic world premiere at the beautiful Castro Theater.
*November - attended the Day of the Dead Festival with Hendrick for the first time, queued for the Comme Des Garcons collaboration with H&M with my cousin Kevin and shopping sidekick Chris Bull, one of the head honchos at gaycities.com, the leading online gay travel website, demonstrated outside San Francisco City Hall with Dave Ford, an aspiring musician and almost fainted at the Hotel Cafe when Rachel Yamagata performed.
*December - went crazy with all the sales all over San Francisco (I have never spent so much in my entire life until last December), attended so many holiday parties and got f*#ked over by some nutcase from Ebay,
*January - got laid off from work, mourned for the death of the father of my friend Marie, checked out the fabulous Yves Saint Laurent exhibition at the De Young Museum, got a great deal on my precious Rick Owens leather jacket at The Archive and my buddy Steve took me to the newly-renovated Academy of Sciences.
*February - celebrated my 31st birthday at SF MOMA with my girl pal Donna, saw Wicked with Marie and Mama Adeling, got my very first Jonny Boots courtesy of the gorgeous Kevin Nord (thanks honey), emerged as one of the survivors from the Second Annual Pillowfight Day together with Steve and his buddy, won the annual Oscar Awards Polls at Carmen's place and attended Duncan Sheik's concert at Palace of Fine Arts.
*March - squeezed in at Amoeba Records to see Chris Isaak (still amazing after all these years), partied like there's no tomorrow on Kay's Party Bus for her 16th birthday, and met this amazing boy...
*April - got addicted to Bikram Yoga (thanks to Jay), saw Britney and the Pussycat Dolls (blah blah blah) in concert, reconnected with so many friends, partied day and night and spent my last days with my friends and family.

April is absolutely the month I will remember forever because I realized how much my friends love and care for me. I will never forget my friends who took time out from their hectic schedule just to spend quality time with me. I don't have to mention your names. You guys know who you are. Thank you so much for all the love that you guys have showered me. I'm sure our paths will cross again in the future...

In the meantime, you can follow my escapades here in Manila by reading my blog..

Until next time...much love...JP

Some pictures for your viewing pleasure...


At the Renaissance Fair
(Jacket - Marc Jacobs / Shirt - Veronique Branquinho / Pants - Whyred / Hat - Christy's / Shoes - Chuck Taylor / Bag - Raf Simons)


At the Folsom Street Fair
(Hat - Christy / Glasses - Dita / Suspenders - H&M / Tank - Nice Collective / Bag - Raf Simons / Jeans - April 77 / Boots - Rick Owens)


With Donald, the Virgin's lead vocalist
(Beanie -Number (N)ine / Shirt - Martin Margiela / Jacket - H&M / Bag - Raf Simons)


Your Naked Chef at your service last Halloween


At the Comme Des Garcons x H&M opening day in SF
(thank you Steel Closet for the picture)


At the SF MOMA celebrating my 31st Birthday with my friend Donna (Yes I'm an old man!)
(Glasses - Dita / Shirt - Band of Outsiders / Pants - April 77 / Shoes - Grenson / Bag - Surface to Air)


(Glasses - Dita / Hat - Number (N)ine / Scarf - Henrik Vibskov / Jacket - H&M)