The Event that Was: UP Cookout 2009

11:25 PM

Going back to blogging one step at a time.

I've only been gone for several weeks and yes, I am missing out on too much. I haven't visited my favorite bloggers in ages! i'm definitely catching up, albeit totally in a snail's pace, so please do bear with me.:)

A few days ago I was thanking my lucky stars for giving me the time to go to one particular event that gave me incredible times and memories.

The University of the Philippines-Cebu Cookout is one of the most highly-anticipated yearly collegiate events in the city, and is continuously flocked by multitudes of both UPians and their contemporaries from other universities year after year. Being a previous student of the UP, I have had bit parts and contributions to the event, even becoming one of the event hosts for the 2007 show, so it was just great to just be able to stand there and watch the new UPians bring on the fun and the revelry.

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A dim view of the stage. Sorry for the image quality

In brief, the Cookout aims to be a fun and failsafe way to showcase the wide spectra of talents from the different students and organizations of UP Cebu, yet at the same time stay true to the tenets of the university by raising awareness to various socially-relevant issues. With various segments like Rampahan (the popular design and modelling free interpretation), dancing, singing and bands until the wee hours of the night, it's easy to note why the Cookout is always a runaway success.

Save for some very minor technical glitches, this year's event was as enjoyable to witness as with the previous years, so major kudos to the UP Student Council and the UP Bamkwan for putting a great show together!
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Hundreds of UPians and visitors get comfy in the UP Field while watching the revelry

I wasn't able to take too many pictures as I was way too far from the stage, but I hope these ones do suffice.

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UP Mass Communications student King Perez in Yves' "Watchdogs" concept

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Candidates of the Miss UP competition in Yves originals and custom bags from Kieth Bitor

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UPians Chris Co and King Perez flanked by Yves, both for "Watchdogs"

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Project Runway-Philippines Season 1 contestant Lord Maturan, guest judging for the evening's fashion segments

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with friends Lord, StyleCebu's Kristine, Chiqz, Ghea Mae, Kieth Bitor and Brylle

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Wearing a gray tank (thrifted), vintage floral belt, reworked 90's Wrangler liberty floral skirt (thrifted) , Novo Shoes-Australia studded ballet flats

Overall, he talents were incredible, and the UP Cookout will always overwhelm. An evening of social solidarity, along with a juxtaposition of talents and principles, will never fail in my book.

Thought of the day:
-"The only people with whom you should try to get even are those who have helped you. ~John E. Southard

Stay good lovelies!

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  1. I love your skirt and that belt with it! Those canidates for the miss UP competiton are very chic! Hope all is well with you! :)

  2. Ah, looks so much fun love that 90's floral print!

  3. E, u are very welcome and Im glad that u are back. Wohoooo. Love your outfit. I've been wanting to put an ensemble like yours. Its so cute.

    U take care beautiful.

    >>> Rebecca Rose

  4. oh how fun. every one is so stylish and unique.

  5. Yey yey ang pagbabalik ni Eden! hehe I'm so glad you're back to blogging..=)you look super young in your outfit..=)like a cute nene..=P I am loving the clothes Structures + Volume = LOVE..

  6. Wow! Sounds like you had a fantastic time! You looked great as well, but that's standard huh?

    Nice to have you back in the blogging world, your posts have definitely been missed.

    *YAY* I'm so excited you want to do an entry for the Lovers' Diary! All you gotta do is send me an email with what you want to write, attach any pictures you might want posted with it, & I'll put it up for the next free spot =) Can't wait to read it

    Bambola x

  7. Darling! So great to have you back!!! You look amazing in the liberty print skirt... I've been a bit MIA too, with some recent dental woes... but I got so excited that you dropped by my blog, so I had to come over here and say hello! Yves is a very talented designer. I was gasping over all those designs! And I love the dramatic makeup in these looks. Enjoy your week, love... xx

  8. i loves your flowery skirt! its so glastonbury aura! savvy indeed... bisous

  9. HAYY GIRL :):) ahaha yeah we havent talked in a while!! my blog looks heaps diff i revamped it was so bored with the other one
    damnn those miss up girls are sooo hot!!!
    your blogs looking good!

  10. Yay! I'm glad you have returned. Thank you for the quote at the bottom of your post. It's a perfect reminder :)

    xoxo Isabella Clarisse xoxo

  11. Perfect outfit for the event!

  12. hey gorgeous,
    glad to have you back!! missed you....
    p.s. I need a YVES of mine own. Love the outfits he's designed. And all these fashionable folk, love it!

    p.p.s. did you dye your hair recently? It looks lovely...a little lighter perhaps?

    have a great one gorgeous

  13. Aww these shots make me miss college years...... *sigh* :)


  14. love your pictures!
    and your make up!

  15. those guys are gorgeous
    wish i was ther

  16. hello again, sure we can exchange links! see you on your blog soon! :)

  17. The make up looked amazing and I love the pic of the students sitting on the grass. Looks like so much fun!

    Oooh welcome back to the blogosphere!

  18. welcome back! and its always good to see and know what's going on in that half of my world =)

  19. Yay you're back!!! Your outfit is definitely perfect for an outdoor event! I'm a sucker for anything floral so you get applause from me for that floral belt and floral skirt you're wearing! <3

  20. Hello, E!

    It's been a while.Looks like you've been so busy with lots of fashion stuff. ;) Just passing by to let you know that I'm still here and that your outfit is really cute. So girly but so loving that hot belt. :)



  21. I love your floral skirt!


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