Dementia

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I saw a video posted by Daily Mail UK on Facebook earlier and it broke me down.   It was a video of a guy and his mother who is suffering from Dementia.  His story was so like mine, but mine was worst because his mum can speak understandable words.  My mom have a language of her own, garbled made up words, she can only understand herself. His mum like my mom looks physically OK but inside they are all messed up.  Everyday, for the past two years,  my sister and I die whenever our mother can’t even tell who we are , what ourRead More →

Jatujak via BigDish

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I was missing Thai food so I decided to book us a dinnera at Jatujak via BigDish.  My sister is going to Japan for an entire week so this would be our pre-Valentines fambam dinner.  I picked the branch at SM Megamamall since it was just a few blocks from home.  I made sure everyone is hungry before taking them there, so I did not cook any dinner at all. We arrived 15 minutes earlier than my reservation time of 8:30pm as advised by my friends from BigDish.  Resto resto was not full when we arrived but they had a table reserved for us andRead More →

Masungi Georeserve Adventure Trail Experience

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Always take the scenic route, you’ll never know what adventures you will find! As soon as 2017 started I went ahead and planned an adventure trip with my friends.  On top of my list was to see was the Masungi Georeserve at Kilometer47 Marcos Highway, Baras, Tanay Rizal.  I’ve seen so many Pinterest photos that I was itching to see and experience the place.  One of the things I’m dying to see up close was that giant spider web and hammock. I did not expect that getting those Instagrammable photos would put me into death defying heights.  But it’s all worth it and hey I survived!  IfRead More →

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When a new year comes, I always say, the best year is yet to come.  That is true for me at least, because every year I get opportunities to live the dream. For that, I can’t be thankful enough to everyone who made my 2016 such a blast! It was not perfect but I wouln’t ask for it to be any different, because I know that is how it should be. Just this 2016 I had an abundance of travel adventures and see places I didn’t even have in my must-see places to visit.  A lot of first happened this 2016 ! For starters, IRead More →

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I have not even blogged about my #EarthintheUSAadventure in Los Angeles and Oregon yet. But here I am blogging about something timely and scary. I need to blog this right away so as to remind everyone else out there to be very careful where they use their credit card/ debit card, especially in the USA.   I’m a victim of credit card skimming in USA and lost Php20,000 from the scammers. Here’s how my story goes… ‘Twas the day before Christmas when all through the house, everyone was stirring, even a mouse! It was a busy day for me, December 24, 2016. I was doingRead More →

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This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series #TourismMekong

My recent travel took me to Luang Prabang in Laos, a  place I have not included on my must-see places before. It’s not that it is not popular, it was just not one of the countries in my priority list.   It was a great opportunity to be invited by the Mekong Tourism for a multi-country familiarization tour. Mekong River crosses six (6) SouthEast Asian countries Laos included. For those who are not familiar with it, Luang Prabang, Laos is one of the declared UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1995. It kept the honor of the title for decades  they were able to preserve their originalRead More →

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This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series #TourismMekong

I’ve been to several cruises but mostly on a yacht .  Most of them last for at least two-three hours. In the said cruise what we did was to sail in the middle of the ocean and then eat, drink , party, then back to the port area. It was such a great experience to go on a cruise boat with real stops destinations in mind.  This is what I experienced when I cruised down the the world’s 12th-longest river and the 7th-longest in Asia, the Mekong River. Facebook CommentsRead More →

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This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series #TourismMekong

When thinking about places to visit in Thailand, the first places to come to mind , especially by most tourist would be Phuket and Bangkok. A very few, not even myself, would even think of going to Nan, Thailand have I not been invited by the Mekong Tourism Coordinating Council for a multi-country fam trip. Nan is a province of Thailand located at the northern side and near the border of Laos and very close to Luang Prabang.  The Thailand and Laos border via Nan is a 3 1/2 hour drive about 150 kms from the city.   If you plan to do multi-country/ cross country tripRead More →

Lash in Bloom at Browhaus

Sampleroom gave me a gift certificate to try out the Lash in Bloom service at Browhaus so I did.  It has been awhile since I had an eyelash extension and I didn’t know aside from eyebrows Browhaus does eyelashes too. The Lash in Bloom eyebrow service took about an hour to do as they install the eyelash pieces one by one.  It cost about Php3,200+++ and you can pick in four different kind of effects.  They have natural, simple , cat eyes, doll eyes.  I picked the natural one as I don’t want to look too made up on my eyes and I bet theRead More →

The Great British Festival Philippines

  The British Embassy is bringing British markets to the Philippines! British markets are one of the most sought after attractions in the UK. Enjoy one of a kind entertainment, sumptuous gastronomic delights, street artists, art workshops, car displays, and the very best of British fashion only at the #GreatBritishFestival from 24-26 February at Bonifacio High Street. And like any other British market, freebies won’t disappoint! We’re not only giving away a free taste, we’re giving you a chance to win 6 roundtrip tickets to the UK via Etihad Airways. Celebrate the vibrancy and vitality of UK culture only at the #GreatBritishFestival! Share and tag your friends!   AboutRead More →

World Traveller #ThatFirstFeeling

When you travel to a completely new place for the very first time, what are your worries? Me, I worry about my luggage.  We all know those horror stories when it comes to low quality luggages and airlines.  It’s either you lose an item or get your luggage all worn and torn with your items smashed together and ruined. When I left for my first time to travel to U.S. I made sure that I will have a reliable yet fashionable luggage to use.  Fortunately , World Traveller gave me one of their medium sized luggage trolley that can fit an entire week of wardrobe. IRead More →

Happy Skin Glam Suad Contour & Color Review

One of the makeup skills I don’t have is contouring.  I remember telling Bianca Valerio about this at a makeup event before and she said she would gladly teach me.  Unfortunately that makeup sesh did not happen and contouring remained to be a makeup skill I still have to learn. Just recently, Happy Skin gifted me with their Happy Skin Glam Squad Contour & Color kit.   I was not able to attend the launch of the Glam Squad makeup collection launch.  The launch introduced the entire Glam Squad made up of the Philippines top celebrity makeup artist Jigs Mayuga, Denise Go-Ochoa, Sarte and Mickey See.Read More →

A Cure for Wellness

Last night I went to see the advanced screening of A Cure for Wellness.    A red-filled R-rated (R-16) Valentine’s date movie staring  Dane DeHaan (I remember him in the Amazing Spiderman with Andrew Garfield as the Green Goblin).  I felt like I just had all my worst nightmares put together in one movie  It was terrifying.   This move gave me the kind of scare that can’t be found in any gory , shock and awe type of horror films.  This one has little blood and kill scenes showing innards and stuff .  But it was scary as hell because it played on emotionsRead More →

Single Mom's Tips to Surviving Valentine's Day

I’ve been single for so long that I don’t know how it’s like to be in a relationship anymore.  I don’t know, I think I have trust issues or I’m too clingy or I don’t want to commit anymore.  Maybe I haven’t found the one who can get me the way I am or he hasn’t find me yet. I only get to think too much about my relationship status when the Valentine’s month comes.  It’s the single awareness month (SAD) when commericalism rubs in your face that you don’t have anyone to watch a movie with, go out for dinner with or give youRead More →

Red Ribbon Valentines Mamon

Love is one of the hardest emotions to express. That is why, oftentimes, it is hard to either show or say it. But, what if you can do both ways for your loved ones this Valentines? This February, Red Ribbon, one of the  most loved bakeshop chains in the Philippines, joins its customers in celebrating  Valentine’s Day with its new limited edition “Team Kilig” and “Team Hugot” Valentine Mamons that are guaranteed to make this Love Month more memorable. The Red Ribbon Valentine Mamons are made with moist white chiffon  Mamon topped with  Valentine-themed designs. It comes in two variants, the “Team Kilig” and “Team Hugot.”   The “Team Kilig” Mamons are forRead More →

Year of Love in Guam

From breathtaking panoramic views to soft white-sand beaches and spectacular sunsets, Guam is a perfect destination for cultivating love and romance.   Whether it’s romantic love, selflove, love for family and friends, love for food and adventure, or love of the world around you, Visit Guam 2017 Year of Love will be a celebration of love by all definitions.   Love Yourself Visitors can achieve maximum relaxation with luxurious spa treatments or snooze peacefully on the beach in the shade of a palm tree. If getting healthy and fit is the goal, the annual Guam International Marathon and Ko’ko  Half  Marathon  attract thousands  of  travelersRead More →