Saturday, January 31, 2015

A Busy Welcome



I apologize for being gone. I'm busy like a beaver in the past few days but I will always love blogging :) It seems that this hectic schedule will last for a half year. The exhausting days deters me from writing and finishing an article. I just can't find my mood.

The short free intervals was spent in checking accounts and reading blogs. There's also this book I'm trying to finish since it's due returning. It's taking me a long time because it's not a page turner. I read anything under the sun topics and did some researches still in vacant times.

I'm just fine and hopefully could manage myself better. I'm mostly uplifted naman. It's only my friend's crazy behaviors that gives me headache. Ouch... But I still mentioned it. I don't want to regret the shortness of time but I do. Time is like an investment and a poor return sucks... It would be nice if something productive is generated with just a minimal effort.

It's ridiculous that on every glance in the clock, it surprises me. Sort of unbelievable to me how fast the day ends. There is a huge consequence in the recent change that happened to me but there's also something I'm grateful of; it detached me from the feeling of being a bum and the suffocation of the past.


Sunday, January 25, 2015

Staying Awake and Mini Goals

Alarm Clock

I always stay late at night to maximize my day. Just few sleeps comes another week and that only amplifies the shortness of each day. If we compare ourselves with other people's achievements and success with our idleness, it can pressure us. Yet when we're given long vacations, the long rest and lack of plans is another waste. It's the busy life that makes us moving, the hard part is we become dependent of it and it controls us. Sometimes, it's about money.

And so, when I stay late at night, it means having a hard time waking up early. I can't help it. Though I agree that it's harder to focus at night due to different distractions. It's not really very productive. It's just a false assurance but with little or no accomplishment.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Burt's Bees Hand Salve Review

I've experienced cracked skin during the transition phase of using gloves. Doing the laundry caused the thinning of skin in my hands since the biometrics cannot recognize my fingerprint too. My thumb cracked and bleed as the skin thickened. I guess it's not yet used with the discontinued exfoliation that happens in washing clothes with bare hands. This where hand salve is greatly appreciated.

The state of our hands reveals our age. A youthful looking hands doesn't show signs of thin skin instead it looks softer with the fats underneath. It is important to avoid stripping the natural oils of the skin in our hands. That's why we need to slather with lotion or cream whenever we exposed our hands with harsh chemicals that cause dryness. Our hands, especially the back area, also needs protection against the sun.

Burt's Bees Hand Salve

Friday, January 23, 2015

It is Cheating...

Even if you both like each other, it's still cheating. There's nothing to be proud of. The huge problem is, the person you're kissing is in a relationship.

Have you ever asked yourself of what you're really doing? Taking advantage? (Even if you said the two of you did like what happened) Are you that desperate? Are you too lonely you've lost your sense? And now you are destroying someone's trust and relationship...

I guess you're really that lonely... and perhaps this the only thing that gives you a sense of enjoyment. But what for? Do you think both of you would last considering how wrong it started? And if you really respect the person, well, what you did is not respectable at all; for the person and his/her real partner. You're just a 3rd party.

And this is how you want to be intimate with someone. No commitments, playing safe and taking advantage. Not really being a man.

You wish to have a long lasting relationship, but you give in from temptation. With this, do you really deserve to have a good relationship? Are you even worth respecting?

Friday, January 16, 2015

Creamsilk Daily Treatment in "Dry Rescue" Review

This is now my favorite everyday conditioner. I won't initiate buying this stuff as I am already comfortable and satisfied with my previous conditioners. It's like “What else does those conditioner offer when my current conditioner is already doing fine?”. Thanks to SR for opening the door for newer things through their free sample products. It's an opportunity for new great things!

Creamsilk Daily Treatment

I have tried Creamsilk's other regular conditioner variant and disliked the scent mostly and their effects on the hair (less glossy etc.). This is one reason to get discourage of exploring other products.

My hair is not actually dry. In fact, it is healthier compared before. My hair became longer without getting split ends. Thanks to the hair serum that I'm using until now. The oil ingredient of the serum was a turn off at first but it really did a great job in protecting my hair eventually. Check the serum here: Black Beauty Cuticle Coat.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Egyptian Magic Cream in Small Jar | Review

This is available in Mercury Drugstore but not sure if it will be restocked. You can also find this online in Lazada and Zalora. It's either MD is introducing a new variety of products sometimes or they believe a product does sell. Trying it will end the curiousity.

New packaging of Egyptian Cream

Paying for a product that costs too much yet has common ingredients is not that practical. The organic content is good but I'd better find a dupe for this. It's like I closed my eyes when I paid this! Hopefully there is really something magical in this multipurpose cream.

It's a question why despite its being an all purpose cream, its possible uses is not indicated in the box. It also doesn't have a supplementary leaflet.

Monday, January 12, 2015

Himalaya Neem Face Pack Review

Himalaya Neem Mud Pack

I have different ways of thoroughly cleaning my face. My options includes a mud pack, scrubbing the face with baking soda, using a peel off mask or cold cream. It goes in rotation as my face gets used to a product and it stops working. Do this or else make the face look dull or encourage the growth of pimples.

Active Ingredients:
Neem
Fuller's Earth
Turmeric

I appreciate mud mask mainly for the maintenance it offers. Exfoliation is like a clean fresh start for my face. However, it is still just one part of the whole regimen as it is used once or twice a week only. Still, this ensure a better removal of dirt and oils that is usually missed by ordinary cleansing.

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Getting Fat in 10 days...

One of my guy friend introduced me Ling Zhi vitamins to gain weight. His desire for me to take this vitamins was very intense even after the repeated refusal I've given him. It was strange and irritating (hoho sorry friend!). It was like a matter of life and death to him. But he was able to convince me to try 10 capsules for free since he really didn't drop this vitamin thingy.

Ling Zhi capsules

During the first 3 days
Taking 1 red capsule every night was like gambling. Good thing I didn't experience any allergy reaction. The circulation of fake drugs is alarming that is why just taking supplements from a brand that is not well known is not a very comfortable idea. For sure you're also familiar of the repacking of already expired drugs and the unhealthy effects of some slimming pills being shown in the television.

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Our Words and our Actions...

Receiving good recognition from people around me rarely happens. During those occasions, I feel overwhelmed and sometimes shy about it.

I’m not the kind of person who seeks fame. Still, some genuine words are nice to hear and encourage further positive actions. I am not perfect. I have share of mistakes too and I am afraid of being misinterpreted. The best and the most fulfilling praise is still the one that makes us proud without hurting other people; something that inspires but doesn't create a gap in the relationship.

This event taught me again the importance of being careful and responsible in our actions. Our different choices in lives also affect the bond and the standing of our past relationships and associations. Are we also giving them due respect or unconsciously involving them from our self inflicted bad image?

“Know your limitations… and always have a good intention”.


Probinsiyana Couple

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Jergens Soothing Aloe Lotion Review

Aloe Vera and Cucumber Lotion

Among the available variants of Jergens in sample room, I chose this lotion because of the word “soothing” and “aloe” from the bottle. I also presume it to be the safest pick and hopefully not their heaviest product.

Whenever a balikbayan box arrives with a Jergens pasalubong in it, I let the other family member use them and just buy a different brand for myself. I did use their lotion naman during those early teen days where my skin started to demand some hydration. I only stopped because the heaviness becomes apparent in my skin and it stresses the hairs in my arms.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Movie Review | Feng Shui 2

It was hard to choose among the available Tagalog movies in cinema. The showing of local-only films is something I’m not very well aware. I didn’t know when it started. It only left me a feeling of “Watching Cinema will never be that fulfilling anymore”. Don’t get me wrong, it’s just that poor quality is something I cannot often tolerate.

Bf chose Praybeyt Benjamin while I chose Feng Shui. It’s like choosing between a horror film and any Tagalog movie that doesn’t impart any valuable life lesson to the viewers.

Feng Shui Poster
Source: wikipedia.org

2015 Resolution

It's hard to catch the perfect mood in writing personal posts. It comes to me during short immersed moments and when I finally want to gather all of it, it becomes distant to me like an already missed part of the past . I can no longer summon it.

Still, for the year 2015:

Love Myself
The need to love myself more. I want to gain more happiness inside because it will always starts here. The more I have, the more I can give.

Church | The Urge to Go
I want to bring myself closer to Him.

I want to pray for this special person I have in mind. For me, for him and for us. To become stronger... To be supportive with each other and to always find the light.

Patient Sisterly Love
To at least be a good sister to her. To still find time and not deny her the other privileges and happy experiences she could have while she's young. To care for here just like how a real and responsible sister should be and understand her through the eyes of someone who's been there.

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Book Review | We'll Meet Again by Mary Higgins Clark

My college niece let me borrow this. She said it was one of her favorite including the other 2 of Mary Higgins Clark's book she gave.

I'm not really into suspense books but I'm open for possibility of liking other things. I have read similar books before just because a friend or an Aunt handed it me. And I really like some of them. I came to realize that there are good books and there are also poorly written books. I just hope that I wont often encounter the latter as it can turn me off from reading books.

I like how this book started compared to he book The Lost Symbol of Dan Brown. It's simple and begins without paligoy ligoy. It's quite thick but the end twist seems like a rush one. It is not too horrifying compared to the past suspense books I've read. Despite that, I will still recommend this for kids as it is engaging and very easy to read. It only requires little help from dictionary.

It took me short breaks when reading this but I finished it in a span of 1 whole day and 1 night.

The #1 New York Times Bestseller

Book cover

Friday, January 2, 2015

Review | Cetaphil Daylong SPF 50 Face and Body Gel

If you don't want to experience sunburn, use a lotion with SPF (sun protection factor). Don't cook yourself. Go to a shade once in a while, cool yourself and reapply sunscreen. I still don't prefer a product with SPF for everyday lotion considering the load of synthetic chemicals it has.

But yes, I will still buy a lotion with SPF for protection. I still realize the need of it during occasions where extreme exposure to sunlight is inevitable.

Cetaphil Daylong tube


This face and body gel feels more like a cream than a gel. It looks yellowish and runny. Once applied in the face, it leaves it looking shiny and almost greasy. Once you pat your face with powder, there isn't any issue of oiliness and it's even comfortable for the rest of the day.
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