Lalaine Kelley

Branded Pinoy

Lalaine Kelley

Age: 46

Height: 5’3” 

Current Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates 

Philippine Hometown: Mandaluyong City

Hobbies:  Blogging

Job: Branch Manager 

Company: Komedor

Meet our Branded Pinoy of the Week Lalaine. This former makeup artist is currently working in Komedor as branch manager. She is the first cousin of “King of Philippine Movies” Fernando Poe Jr. Since she is connected in the food industry, she created blogs mostly on foods.

What’s inside your bag?

“My wallet, keys, medicine kit, handkerchief and important IDs.”

What’s inside your closet?

“Make-ups in different brands and colors are visible inside my closet. Apart from that, I also keep my coats, dresses, pants and my bag collections.”

What electronic gadgets are you currently using?

“I am currently using Samsung 8 plus. I like the phone’s features that provide the consumers’ needs and expectations.”

What is your style of clothing?

“Since I am an outdoor woman and I love sports, I am absolutely a fan of sporty outfits.”

What clothing brands do you think closely fit your sense of fashion? 

“When I shop clothes, I like to buy from Levis, Fox and GAP. They are not only branded names but they have been proven to create high-quality products that you can enjoy using for years.” 

What is your favorite perfume? 

“My all-time favorite perfumes are Coco Chanel, RL Romance, and Bench Bubble Gum. I like the tops notes of the Coco Chanel like the coriander, mandarin, orange peach and other notes.”

What is your favorite brand of shoes? 

“Nike and Sketchers.”

Are you a shopaholic? 

“I love to buy stuffs but that is according to my budget. I visit Ukay-Ukay shops if I need to purchase dress or other outfits.”

What inspires or influences you to buy an item?

“There are many factors to consider when purchasing a specific item. Part of that is mainly the quality, which is my top priority. The second one is the advertisements from media like magazine, radio or in TV. This greatly gives the consumers the huge influence.”

What brands do you trust for your skin care?

“I like Johnson’s soap which is compatible with my skin that merely provides a very mild effect on my skin. It is not only good for babies but for adults as well.  Products from this brand are highly recommended.” 

What is a Branded Pinoy for you?  

“We are being branded as one of the most hospitable people in the world and that we must be proud of. We smile a lot despite the problems in our country and our daily life. We always think positive things and influence other nationalities for being happy people. When it comes to work ethics, Filipinos are hardworking and dependable.”

POEM

Kwentong Barbero

(Salin sa tula ni Russell Edson)

ni Reya Bato Cruz

Hala, ang sabi ng barbero

nang magupit ang tenga ng isang parokyano.

Sa lugon ng buhok ito lumagpak

para tuloy itong sanggol na bagong panganak.

Mabuting tenga ito tiyak

bumagsak nang walang kapugak-pugak

Hindi, sabi ng parokyano,

matutuli ito masyado

Sinubukan ko minsang maglagay ng mitsa

nang makapakinig naman ako ng musika

ngunit nang ito’y sindihan ko na

ulo, singit at kilikili ko ay nasunog

sumiklab pa ang apoy sa magubat na kanunog

pakiramdan ko tuloy isa akong santo

akala naman ng iba ako’y isang henyo.

Sabi ng barbero, buti na lang at nakalusot ako

ngunit di kita mapapauwi na iisa ang tenga

labag ito sa batas ng simetria

kailangan kong tanggalin ang isa pa

pero huwag kang mag-alala

ito rin ay isang disgrasya.

Siguraduhin mong ito’y di mo sinadya

ayokong magupit mo ako nang kusa

baka lalamunan mo ay malaslas kong bigla

pero sisiguraduhin ko ring hindi ko iyon tangka. 

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