STANDING OUT I went to a private and exclusive Catholic school in Manila and I was a typical outcast. I tried to fit in and find my own group. Back then, there was your typical group of popular girls and I aspired to be like them for some reason. Not any more - they're all knocked up and fat now. I think a big part of me taking risks and doing things I've never done before comes from wanting to get noticed, somehow. I don't have to do that now, everyone's trying to get my attention ... [laughs]. God, I'm so full of myself! FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE I don't usually like to travel with friends. I'd rather go alone because friends are pests and you end up fighting about where to go. When I went travelling in Moscow by myself, I wanted to find a way to keep in touch with my family and friends without having to write 200 e-mails each day, so I created a small travel journal and blogged every day. When I got back, I found that friends had spread the word about 'the crazy guy hanging out with all these navy cadets in Russia'. I made blogging my full-time job in 2005. I get advertisers and I do affiliate programmes. I live with my parents, sadly, so I don't really have a lot of expenses. I don't ask them for a single cent. I wanted to move out but my parents thought if I did, I was just going to do drugs and other crazy things. They are just so overprotective of me. You know it's that whole trust issue. Sadly, I think I have more friends that I chat with regularly online than in real life. If I'm at home, I'm online 16 hours a day. I sleep at, like, 8am, and I wake up at noon. I got up at 3pm today. I don't know why my readers look for me late at night. I guess it's the whole guilty-pleasure thing. Like Us Weekly - I don't like to read it in front of my friends. THE TWO HILTONS I've been compared to [American socialite] Paris Hilton, I guess because when I first started blogging, all I did was go out clubbing at night. People thought I was this shallow persona. I actually think [Paris] is smart and the whole 'I'm a blond ditz' is a facade. She makes very good money for what she does. People pay her US$2 million just to hold a can. [Gossip blogger] Perez Hilton - he's my friend. When I first started blogging he promoted my blog. We used to keep links to each others' sites. Now he doesn't link with anyone. But I don't think he's sold out - he's still trashy and mean. BB MARC Last year, I put a video on YouTube. It was a little tribute to Marc Jacobs as a designer. I just grabbed my camera and had a little fun. Next thing you know, I have Marc Jacobs e-mailing me, telling me, 'I love the video you made.' It was surreal. I replied that I didn't really believe it was him, so he gave me his number and I called - and it really was him, in Paris. That was the beginning of our e-mail friendship. I don't really ask him questions about work. Generally, we just chat about random things. People ask him so many questions about fashion all the time, I try not to. Nevertheless, he's a great inspiration. PLEASE YOURSELF Every day is an unfashionable moment for me. I know what I like but I don't pay attention to trends. I wear whatever I feel like wearing. My opinion matters more than anybody else's, so screw everybody: that's my attitude. Whatever makes me feel good, I'll do it. In Manila, they don't really care. Maybe five years ago, people would have thought I was a freak show but these days, generally, people don't care. Although, Peta [People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals] plastered my front gate with anti-animal cruelty posters on two occasions because I support leather. I buy leather goods. I also have pictures of me wearing fur. I'm very vocal in my support. EVOLUTION I've always posted what I want. It's not a blog to be taken too seriously, I'm not capable of being too serious. It's not in my DNA. A lot of it is tongue-in-cheek. Like, 'Oh, I had a gang bang last night ...' It didn't happen but you exaggerate a bit to entertain people. If I'm bored one day, I'll put a wig on and borrow my grandma's wheelchair. I love provoking readers, whether the reaction is good or bad. The pressure to write usually comes from myself, but if I don't update every day or two, people e-mail me. [My readers] complain so much. 'You're not what you were two years ago.' I'd say to them, 'I have to evolve and you are spectators, voyeurs - you can't really demand anything from me. I'm evolving - why don't you evolve with me?' I don't want to be this whole crazy Ab-Fab, Patsy-Adina character forever. I asked one of my friends, 'Hey, what should I do? I'm kind of getting bored of blogging.' He said, 'Why don't you work for a magazine, get an editorial position and marry a rich guy ... that's what they all do.' So I joke around about the future, but for now I'm enjoying what I have.