Category Archives: Fashion

Adobo Chronicles’ Suggested ECQ Home Activities

BAGUIO CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Baguio Bureau) –It’s been over 40 days since the government put in place an Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) throughout the entire island of Luzon.

You’ve scrubbed all your pots and pans, your toilet is squeaky clean, your closet has been organized in a way it has never been before in your entire life. So what is left to do to while away the remaining hours and days of your home confinement?

In the interest of public service, The Adobo Chronicles is sharing this to-do list put together by our home and social experts to keep you from losing your otherwise elite composure, or your sanity during this period of ECQ:

  • Remember your collection of torn denim pants? They’ll probably go out of fashion when this Covid-19 crisis is over.  Patch them all up. It’ll lessen entry points for the virus.
  • While you’re at it, sew up all the holes in your pairs of socks.
  • Time to clean up the molds on your collection of shoes!
  • You may have missed cleaning the Last Supper painting and giant spoon and fork woodcarving hanging on your wall. Dust them up!
  • You’ve been receiving tons of Facebook friend request lately, haven’t you? Accept them all — common friend or no common friend — then go back and unfriend them one by one. Then repeat.
  • It’s time to delete all those embarrassing photos of yourself that you have posted on your Facebook page.
  • Now is a good time to check the expiry dates of the cans and cans of sardines, pork and beans, and soups in your cupboard. And don’t forget the cartons of orange juice and milk in your fridge!
  • Haven’t you had enough collection of empty cardboard and styrofoam boxes you saved from your takeout meals? You know what to do. And don’t forget your collection of used plastic spoons and forks.
  • You’ve had the plastic covering on your couch and dining chairs long enough. Discard them! They may be harboring unwanted viruses and bacteria!
  • How many jars of spare coins do you have sitting on top of your credenza? Roll them up by denomination and give them to the homeless.  They especially need them in this time of crisis.
  • When was the last time you gave your Shih Tzu a bath?

Do you have other suggested activities? Let us know in the comments section. We’re in this together. We heal as one!

OVP Unveils Designer Protective Gown For Philippine Health Frontliners

QUEZON CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Quezon City Bureau) – Just a few days ago, Vice President Leni Robredo made a call to local fashion designers to help design a protective suit for the country’s medical fontliners. She said the reason for the call is “the difficulty in sourcing supplies since everything is imported and the Philippines has been competing with so many countries already.”

Well, what do you know…

The country’s top fashion designers immediately responded to Robredo’s call and submitted a unanimous, collective design for a protective gown for medical frontliners which will soon be mass-produced and distributed to hospitals and clinics throughout the country.

The unanimous design was presented to the Office of the Vice President today (see photo)

All she needed to do was ask.

(Crispulo Bacud Tappa contributed to this report)

U.S.A. Guns For Best National Costume In 2020 Miss Universe Pageant

SAN FRANCISCO, California (The Adobo Chronicles, San Francisco Bureau) –  Miss Philippines Gazini Ganados won hands down in the 2019 Miss Universe Natioanal Costume Competition.  Will the Philippines win back to back in this year’s pageant?

Doubtful.

The next Miss U.S.A. already has her national costume made and ready to go.  And it was a donation!

As the legendary Beach Blanket Babylon musical revue came to an end after a 45-year run in San Francisco, Steve Silver Prductions announced that it was donating one of its humongous costumes for use by the U.S.A.’s repreentative to the next Miss Univers Pageant.

Miss U.S.A. will literally carry the entire San Francisco — America’s favorite city — on her head.

It will be the naitonal costume to beat.