Spell Saab
Photo by MangoRed; Artwork by Rob Cham

Photo by MangoRed; Artwork by Rob Cham

Q: Hi Saab! I just want to ask if You’re using the Sony nex 5n in your photos? If yes, what can you say about your camera??:) Thank you!! :)
A: Hi! Yes, I am! I love it, been using it for years. Reading up on how to maximize use of flash, probably gonna get a large external one so I can take portraits of people at night :)

Q: hi saab congrats,, i am your #1 fan, follower etc. hehe
A: Thank you!:)

Q: Hi Saab!! Do you always wash your hair? thanks
A: Since I got it colored, I’ve only washed it twice in the last week. Need to stock up on dry shampoo. Haha!

Q: For someone whos only legit job is to blog, I think you should blog more often. Like on the week when the actual event happened. (Baka magalit ka)
A: First of all, it’s *whose* Secondly, how can you say it’s my only legit job? I don’t get a fixed income from my blog. It’s up to me and me alone when I want to blog and when I get paid for it. Been trying to keep up with updating but it’s really more for my readers than for money. Also, the next time you want to be constructive, maybe drop the insulting intro to your suggestion?

Q: Do you read tagalog books? whats your fave?
A: I haven’t read any tagalog books lately but I’ve read most of Bob Ong’s books. That guy’s a genius.

Q: if its okay, could you tell me what your hair color was on your wedding day? and where you got it done? i super loved it and you too! im a huge fan!:)
A: Hi! Thank you! I went to Basement salon in Shangrila and just asked for “light brown pero wag masyadong light” hair. Similar to the last hair color I had, but they used a different brand. It was a month before the wedding so it faded to an even lighter color on the day itself!

Q: HI Saab! How do you maintain your wavy hair? :)
A: I don’t brush it, I let it dry naturally, and I always tie it like a cinnamon bun. You know what I mean? You gather your dry hair, twist it and form it into a bun and then put a hair tie around it!:) After about 30 minutes or so, let it down, fluff it up a bit and your hair will have lots of volume :)

Q: Hi Saab! What camera do you use on your USJ tour? hehe ganda ng quality ng camera mo :)
A: Sony NEX 5N! Glad you liked the photos!:)

Q: Hi Saab! Do you wear make up all the time, even at home? If you go bare naman, do you use powder? thanks
A: Hi! Well if I’m at home, there’s no reason to wear make up! Except if I’m going to need to take photos of myself which I rarely do anyway. But if I have to step out, I make sure I wear BB cream with SPF to protect my skin from the sun and to make my skin tone even :) And then I put a bit of mascara on my lashes (top and bottom) and some lip balm!

Q: How did you and Jim meet? What’s your love story? You are such a cute couple! Very peg-worthy.
A: Aww thank you! We met in college, we were both in Ateneo and we were in the same barkada.

Q: I love your wedding! I love you! I wish I could be you or be like you! HAHA! Congrats! :)
A: Hehe I love you too!

Q: Hi saab! :) are you using filters for your photos? thank you! x
A: Nope! I only fix the temperature of the photos, I make them cooler (more blue hues) – I don’t use filters anymore.

Q: highest kill streak in dota? :D
A: OMG I love this question. HAHAHAHA. I think 15? I’m not that good. Haha. Palagi akong natatawag na noob :((((((

Q: Who’s ur favorite actress in GMA? aside from ur sis maxx.
A: Lauren hehehe

Q: Hi ate Saab! Ano po yung gamit nyo camera nung honeymoon nyo sa Japan? Thanks! Congrats din po pala.
A: Sony NEX 5N all the way :) I think I should start putting info about the camera I use after each entry! I see a lot of people really interested in which camera I used! That’s great because that means you like my photos!! YAYYYY!

Q: How long did it take you to read Crazy Rich Asians and any tips in reading faster and efficiently?
A: Took me 2 weeks because I only read before going to sleep haha. Too many distractions!! I need to get all my duties done before I can curl up and read a book. If something is nagging me at the back of my mind, I will be able to read the words but there will be absolutely no comprehension. Hahaha. It’s happened before that I had to read the same paragraph over and over and over before it would sink in. My advice is to be totally distraction-free. Hide your phone and laptop. Hehe.

Q: hi saab! what are some of your favorite movies?:)
A: Such a hard question! The movies I’ve seen over and over a gazillion times (I guess that means they are my ACTUAL favorite movies) are Toy Story, A Bug’s Life, Clueless, Little Rascals, Land Before Time, Little Women, The Virgin Suicides, and Mean Girls. These are movies I have practically memorized. Haha. I’m not even gonna try and be pretentious with my answers :))

Q: Where did you and Maxx buy your matchy-matchy swimsuits in your Boracay post? :)
A: Roxy yata yun! Bought in Stoked in Fort :)

Q: Who’s your style icon?
A: My parents

Q: What was the gift given to you by Jim on your wedding day? Cant figure it out while watching the video – your expression tho, Saab made me sob!lol
A: It was a representation of a monolith from the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey by Stanley Kubrick. There are extraterrestrial artifacts called monoliths that alien life forms send throughout the universe to inspire life forms to further develop or evolve. The monolith Jim gave me was engraved with “To Saab, my monolith” — I take it he was trying to say I made him evolve ♥

You can find my question box on the right side of the home page

Saab

32 Comments

  1. Pamsy

    February 24, 2015

    Hi Saab
    I thought ur japan photos were really cool.. Can u pls give me an idea how much a meal cost in that wagyu place u dined in ? Thanks

    • Saab

      February 26, 2015

      Jim says around 5k for 8 small slices of beef (as pictured in my blog post) and 2 orders of rice! MAHAL PERO SOBRANG SARAP huhuhu. I suggest you did what we did: order just a little bit so you can at least taste it then go to the Coco Ichibanya (curry place) across the street para mabusog lalo hehe.

  2. Nica

    February 24, 2015

    Oh my! Two of my questions were answered. Thank you sooo much!!

  3. Jie

    February 24, 2015

    Hi Saab!
    Very well answered

  4. Tin

    February 24, 2015

    Witty answers as always Ate Saab :)
    Pahabol question po: top 5 current fave songs? hehehe

    • Saab

      February 25, 2015

      Use the question box!!:))

  5. pao

    February 24, 2015

    What dry shampoo do you use? I’ve been thinking of buying one, yung batiste ba un or batista? Haha!

    • Saab

      February 25, 2015

      I went to S&R yesterday and strangely wala silang dry shampoo. My mom said there’s one in LUSH called No Drought, will check it out!

      • Karisse

        February 26, 2015

        You can also try ordering dry shampoo at Lazada.ph. That’s where I buy mine. :)

        • Saab

          March 4, 2015

          I got na from Lush!:)

  6. Christine Karen

    February 24, 2015

    Hi Saab! You look like Andi Eigenmann! :) I love your personality! You are so laidback and pretty!!! :)

  7. Rose

    February 24, 2015

    You just gave me an idea what camera to get once nakaipon ako. The Sony NEX 5N is a dream! Thanks for the recommendation. :)

    • Saab

      February 25, 2015

      Go for it!:)

  8. Riz

    February 24, 2015

    Buti na lang may nagtanong nung gift sayo ni Jim nung wedding nyo. Hindi ko rin kasi nafigure out yun :)
    And ang sweet ni jim <3

    • Saab

      February 25, 2015

      Right??

  9. Camz

    February 24, 2015

    We have the same camera <3

    • Saab

      February 25, 2015

      <3

  10. Love

    February 25, 2015

    Glad someone asked about the gift of Jim. Di ko rin kasi nagets. But now I know. That’s really sweet. ♥♥

    Now I am a fan of your blog. Haha. Always checking for new entries. :P

  11. Wannie

    February 25, 2015

    Haha. I remember when I commented to one of your posts with a question “How do you get your curls?” Then, it was not posted/approved. Then, I thought maybe it’s a lame question. But reading this, someone also asked about the hair (though yeah, they are not curls, they’re waves) so somehow, my question was also answered. Haha. :)

  12. ana

    February 26, 2015

    Ahh. Now I know why you teared up when Maxx gave you Jim’s gift. <3<3<3

  13. Dinah

    February 26, 2015

    awwww! sweetest, truest and kalog couple ever!! :)))) “To Saab, my monolith” —“I made him evolve.” hayysss! nakakainlove kayo!!! ❤️

    • Saab

      February 26, 2015

      <3<3

  14. ANN

    February 27, 2015

    hi Saab! you really take good pictures! buhay na buhay! :) if you don’t mind, may i ask what lens are you using in your NEX-5N?

    • Saab

      March 4, 2015

      Thank you!!:) I’ve just been using the standard lens that came with the body! 0.25m/0.82ft :)

  15. Jhem

    March 1, 2015

    ***Hindi na kasya sa box so icocomment ko nalang. I hope you notice this!***

    Hi Saab!!! OMG, wala lang.. Ang cool mo kasi, as in. You’re not mayabang, or pa-chix, or whatsoever like others. I just watched your wedding vid and I love the song! I also follow you on your instagram and your style is soooo cool!! Hay. (yes, kailangan talaga may buntong-hininga lol) I know you are busy about stuff but I really do hope we can have a taste of your taste in music. Hindi ko kasi sure if you like indie music pero feeling ko lang yun ang type mo. Kaya sana, sana talaga you can have a playlist na we can listen to. Also, your style! Recommends on how you style yourself. You are really simple pero i believe may bet ka talagang style. heehee. Thank you so much for your time!

    PS. YOU ARE SO COOL. Harthart <333

    • Saab

      March 4, 2015

      Hi there :) Thank you so much!! Yes, okay I will put more songs I’m listening to on the blog. Maybe weekly?:) Thanks for the suggestion and I’m glad you like my blog <3<3

  16. rixbajns

    March 25, 2015

    ““To Saab, my monolith” — I take it he was trying to say I made him evolve ♥”
    Oops… Something got in my eyes… [Where’s my tissue??!!]

    • Saab

      March 25, 2015

      Lelzzzz

  17. jinx

    May 10, 2015

    Hi Saab! Just want to say thank you. You don’t know how much your blog has saved my sanity. Haha! I’ve been reading your blog since I was in college. . . like when I need to take a break from my required readings, when I’m running out of ideas for the papers we needed to write, or when I just want to procrastinate. Lol. College ka pa din nun. Fast forward to the present, I’m now working in a country where most social networking sites are blocked, and thank goodness to your blog for keeping me entertained. (Buti na lang hindi din blocked!!!) Many celebs join the blogging bandwagon nowadays, but I still find myself going back to yours. :) Keep writing!

    PS: Remember your cover of bon iver’s skinny love? I honestly think you gave more justice to the song than birdy did. ;D

    • Saab

      May 13, 2015

      Hi Jinx!! OMG such kind words naiiyak ako ;_; THANK YOU!!! I’m so happy you feel this way about my blog! I will definitely keep updating more so you are kept entertained <3 Thank you again. You are so sweet <3<3

      • jinx

        May 15, 2015

        Wow! You replied! Thaaanks! That really made my day :) Maybe this is also one of the reasons why I (and all of your readers) feel a connection with you… aside from a very “chill lang” style of writing (not pa-deep or pa-impress), you actually take time to read and reply to your followers. This is my second time to message you (the other one is through twitter), and I got a reply for both. Ang saya! LOL. Di lang kita girl-crush, LIFE PEG kita! Hahaha! Thanks again! :D

        • Saab

          May 20, 2015

          Hi!!:) YAYYYY

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