Miss Universe Returns To The Philippines, Tax Woman Confiscates Her Crown

The crownless Miss Universe. Inset: Henares The crownless Miss Universe. Inset: Henares

NINOY AQUINO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles) – Miss Universe 2015 Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach arrived in her native Philippines today to a warm welcome at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA). She wasn’t wearing her $300,000 crown.

In her brief statement upon arrival, Wurtzbach thanked all who trooped to the airport in the early hours of the morning to welcome her.  She did not mention anything about her missing crown.

However, The Adobo Chronicles just learned that the crown was personally confiscated by the Philippines’ chief tax woman, Kim Henares of the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR).  The BIR commissioner was on hand to greet her at the airport’s VIP lounge with an official tax statement demanding $30,000  (1.4 Million pesos) in taxes for the bejeweled crown.

When Wurtzbach refused to pay up, saying that the crown is just “on loan” to…

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Libra Running Errands

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Libra Running Errands

Libra’s are lucky because they are able to change up their look and make it look natural.  One day they may be ultra girly, and the next they’re edgy.  For a day out running errands, wear ripped jeans with a bodysuit (which you make look awesome, no matter the decade) and a leather jacket.  Roses are a symbol of Libra’s, so add a rose pendant necklace and some rose gold earrings with diamonds (your favorite because you are such a romantic).  Finish it with some comfy fashion sneakers and a light blue backpack for a pop of color.

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Love Your Lawyer Day! via Admirably Legal

Love Your Lawyer Day!

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While today many of my fellow bloggers are discussing the craziness that has ensued surrounding the release of H&M’s collaboration with Balmain, I’m going to change things up and wish my fellow lawyers (and fellow stress balls) a Happy National Love Your Lawyer Day!

I have met some incredible male and female attorney bloggers over the past year, and one thing we have in common is the pleasure of breaking the stereotype.  Whether participating in a professional networking session or attending a Friday night fête, it seems that the rule for conversation fillers is to always allow for a good old lawyer joke.

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While most of you are fortunate enough not to have gone down the lawyer path, I would wage a bet that most if not all of you know a special lawyer in your life.  So….in honor of the one day a year lawyers aren’t the most hated people on the planet, I encourage you to show your lawyer friends or family members a little love. Just be careful…they may sue you if not well received.

I’ll kick off the weekend with a quote from a famous lawyer, Elle Woods.

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Beyond being female attorneys who love pink and have a toy chihuahua, we have nothing in common. Promise. 🙂

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Happy Friday Fellow Bloggers!

While today many of my fellow bloggers are discussing the craziness that has ensued surrounding the release of H&M’s collaboration with Balmain, I’m going to change things up and wish my fellow lawyers (and fellow stress balls) a Happy National Love Your Lawyer Day!

I have met some incredible male and female attorney bloggers over the past year, and one thing we have in common is the pleasure of breaking the stereotype.  Whether participating in a professional networking session or attending a Friday night fête, it seems that the rule for conversation fillers is to always allow for a good old lawyer joke.

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While most of you are fortunate enough not to have gone down the lawyer path, I would wage a bet that most if not all of you know a special lawyer in your life.  So….in honor of the one day a year lawyers aren’t…

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Salon International Tourisme Voyages de Montreal

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TOURISM MONTREAL INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL FAIR

The cold autumn seems already installed and is impatient to prepare for our next getaway. Plan the next destination is part of the adventure enthusiasts in the trip. Where should we settle down? In what atmosphere does one dream of living our
next adventure? What aromas and flavors What do we want to find out?

You have itchy feet? From October 23 to 25 at Place Bonaventure in Montreal, the 27th International Tourism and Travel (IVR) promises plenty of surprises and novelties for starters. Whether for a few days, few weeks or
months, it must inform and ask the right questions to ensure that all our departures are memorable for the right reasons …! To discover … The IVR remains a fixture in the important process of planning and dreaming. And the journey will begin upon arrival at the Show! For three full days, it will offer the discovery of many locations, many conferences, shows and tastings in a festive atmosphere, in addition to bringing together a thousand professionals to answer all questions from travelers.

… Meet and exchange …
In addition to well-known stars of the travel industry and representatives of services and destinations, the IVR will pride of place to a whole new “Expert Zone Escape”. Throughout the duration of the show, these specialists will offer free valuable, neutral and impartial information because they represent no banner. Meet the guides, globetrotters and experts who will answer all your questions, advise you and help you in preparing your trip or your project. For the schedule of hours and subjects / destinations salontourismevoyages.com.

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This year, the IVR receives prestigious guests! Directly Parc Safari, young and old will be delighted to make the acquaintance of Dexter and Biggie, baby camels and Alakazoo, the baby zebra that never goes out without his friend Rafiki donkey. These charming guests will be accompanied by Wittycats Park. Diriezvous that make you take a picture with all these people ?!

… Understand …
Popular lectures of our exhibitors are always waiting for you! To learn more about your next destination, over 400 free conferences on various topics will be offered in a dozen rooms and Place of Escape conferences where you can meet Benoit Roberge Sébastien Benoit, Lydiane St-Onge or Stéphane Tellier . Europe, Asia, Africa, sun destinations and travel
topics, there will be topics for all tastes and all styles of travelers.

… Admire …
The colors and world rhythms will be honored at the Place d’animation Rythme FM, which will host 500 artists dressed in their traditional costumes for wonderful free entertainment. They will stage a multitude of cultural communities. Guaranteed fun!

… And taste
the flavors will be of the party. For many, travel and gastronomy go hand in hand. The culinary component so will expand the IVR to the delight of gourmets.
The program Fromagerie Hamel will appeal to your sense of smell and your taste buds to taste cheeses from different countries, accompanied, of course, of a small glass of wine a half-dozen countries worldwide. Are you the soft cheese or soft cheese guy? You prefer butter, pear or coffee?Feel free to try them all. Who knows? This could influence your next trip! Also, do not miss the World Cuisine. You can taste and enjoy the typical and exotic dishes prepared by the Trade School catering and tourism Montreal. Cooked dishes under the supervision of chef-Bon Cong Huynh come from the 4 corners of the planet. The flavors of Asia, Europe and South America will be at the rendezvous.

Ready for the start?
From 23 to 25 October, 2015, at Place Bonaventure in Montreal (800 de la Gauchetière West).
On Friday, October 23: 11 am to 21 pm
Saturday 24 and Sunday, October 25: 10 am to 18 pm
Entry (taxes included)
Adults: $ 13
Students and Seniors (55+): $ 11
Members (CAA on presentation of the card at the ticket): $ 7
ages 6-12: $ 7
5 and under: free

You can buy your tickets online on September 10 and enjoy a discount of $ 3, courtesy of Blue Cross Travel
Insurance. Salontourismevoyages.com
Expo Media owns and produces the International Tourism and Travel Show. EXPO MEDIA, a private company headquartered in Montreal, is National Fair Housing Manager Montreal, the Salon houses and gardens of Ottawa, Ottawa Fair Autumn Fair Housing and houses renovation of Ottawa, all owned by Marketplace Events.

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Actualités Voyages TravelApps, l'information au quotidien sur les applications mobiles, drones et réalité virtuelle de voyage.

Le froid automnal semble bien installé et on trépigne déjà d’impatience pour préparer notre prochaine escapade. Planifier la prochaine destination fait partie intégrante de l’aventure chez les passionnés du voyage. Où devrait‐on poser ses valises? Dans quelle ambiance rêve‐t‐on de vivre notre
prochaine aventure? Quels arômes et quelles saveurs souhaitons‐nous découvrir?

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Vous avez les fourmis dans les jambes? Du 23 au 25 octobre à la Place Bonaventure de Montréal, le 27e Salon International Tourisme Voyages (SITV) vous promet une foule de surprises et de nouveautés pour partir du bon pied. Que ce soit pour quelques jours, quelques semaines ou quelques
mois, il faut bien s’informer et poser les bonnes questions afin de s’assurer que tous nos départs soient mémorables… pour les bonnes raisons!

Pour découvrir…

Le SITV demeure un incontournable dans l’important processus de planification et de rêve. Et le voyage commencera dès votre arrivée au Salon! Pendant trois jours…

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I did a Beauty/Fashion prompt. Here is how it turned out…

I never thought I would actually fill one of these out… but that was pretty fun! In the interest of time please don’t flood me with these prompts. I did this one purely for amusement. Thanks! -OM

Visit a new reader!https://beautyfulblogging.wordpress.com/2015/09/17/get-to-know-me/

This prompt is from her page. Enjoy!

  1. Is your hair naturally curly or straight?

Straight. Actually I would call it poofy since it sticks straight up.

  1. Do you dye it yourself or go to a salon?

I went to the salon once and they asked me where their food was… apparently they mistook me for the delivery boy. Oh well, maybe next time!

  1. Do you wear the same style everyday, or do you change it?

I have worn the same “style” since I was 14. It really is a surprise I ever got a girlfriend or am currently married lol.

  1. Do you do your own mani/pedi or go to a salon?

Breaking News: I use one of those pedi foot scrubbers. Does that count? Yes a Man just admitted that.

  1. How often do you change your nail polish?

10 times a day.

Ok I don’t wear nail polish. Maybe next lifetime.

  1. Do you polish your toes in the winter or just the summer?

Normally in the spring by the pool.

  1. How long does it take for you to put on makeup?

Um… put on what?

  1. What do you do first? Face or eyes?

Eyes because they are small (Asian) and easy to do.

  1. Do you collect makeup or just buy what you need when you need it?

I am definitely an impulse buyer of makeup.

  1. How often do you wear false eyelashes?

People have fake eyelashes? No way!

  1. Do you do a full face of makeup everyday?

I powder my whole body… daily…

  1. Do you wear makeup when you’re home alone or with family?

I like to be pretty at all times. A man has to look good. If I catch a glimpse of myself in the mirror and I am not perfect I literally run to the bathroom and refresh. Refresh again. And refresh again. I sometimes invite my male friends to the bathroom with me so we can gossip.

  1. Will you leave the house without makeup?

NEVER! Oh my word!

  1. How many high-end products do you have?

When you say “high-end” I assume you don’t include products from Wal-Mart right? Mmmm…

  1. Do you plan your OOTD every night or decide when you’re getting dressed?

Only after watching Fashion Squad like everyone else right? Right?

  1. How often do you change your handbag?

You mean my murse? I change it as often as I change my outfit!

  1. What time do you wake up and go to sleep?

I wake up a lot. I rarely go to sleep though. It is funny how that happens.

  1. How often or when do you workout?

I run to the fridge to grab a beer at least three times a day.

  1. Left handed or right handed?

After my surgery to install my extra arms I feel uncomfortable associating with either the right or left.

  1. How tall are you?

8 feet online, 5’10” in boring real life.

  1. Do you speak any foreign languages?

Only when I don’t want to talk to someone.

  1. How many pets do you have?

I have two of the most resilient fish in the history of fish.

  1. How often are you on WordPress?

I rarely login to this website.

  1. Do you read comments posted on blogs?

Never. I find most comments are too wordy and I just can’t stand words!

  1. Do you keep a list of products to try as you see other posts?

YES! Especially lipstick!

  1. How did you come up with your blog name?

My other blog name was vetoed and I settled for the second best. 😉

  1. What kind of camera do you use for your photographs?

I have a super expensive iPhone 5 that everyone has.

  1. How often do you clean your house?

I am actually a neat freak. Dirty homes bother the hell out of me. We aren’t cavemen anymore! Pick some shit up people! No really… pick some shit up…

  1. What’s your favorite colour?

Black and mysterious.

  1. Do you swear?

Never. I never fucking swear.

  1. What are you doing with the rest of your day?

Apparently filling out a fashion/beauty prompt I never thought I would. There is a first time for everything right? 😉

-Opinionated Man

@smokendust

HarsH ReaLiTy

I never thought I would actually fill one of these out… but that was pretty fun! In the interest of time please don’t flood me with these prompts. I did this one purely for amusement. Thanks! -OM

Visit a new reader! https://beautyfulblogging.wordpress.com/2015/09/17/get-to-know-me/

This prompt is from her page. Enjoy!

  1. Is your hair naturally curly or straight?

Straight. Actually I would call it poofy since it sticks straight up.

  1. Do you dye it yourself or go to a salon?

I went to the salon once and they asked me where their food was… apparently they mistook me for the delivery boy. Oh well, maybe next time!

  1. Do you wear the same style everyday, or do you change it?

I have worn the same “style” since I was 14. It really is a surprise I ever got a girlfriend or am currently married lol.

  1. Do you do your own mani/pedi or go…

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