Archive for May, 2010
Photos of My Life
Posted on: 30th of May 2010 | Under: Artsy Fartsy, Life & Love

If you don’t already know, I love photography. I enjoy taking photos, whether they be styled or random shots. My Flickr has over 700 photos of my love affair with cameras and photographs.

Belong to Me

I’d like to try something new this time, and I’ll be needing your help. :)

All I need you guys to do is to ask me to take a photo of any aspect of my life; be it a place or an item or something that symbolizes something to me. Ask me anything you might be curious about (from stuff in my bedroom, my favorite shoes, or other random things), and I’ll post a photo of it.

Don’t be shy, guys! Just ask away. This will definitely be a great way for you all to get to know a little bit more about me and my life. :)


Here are the completed photo requests:

There’s No Place Like Manila
Posted on: 23rd of May 2010 | Under: Life & Love

Eleven years ago, if you had asked me whether I could considered Manila home, I would have flat out said NO. It was a fact that I had decided for myself, before I even gave the chance and time for the entire city to grow on me. It was my stubborn self closing the door right away, because all I could really think about was having to leave Brunei. Taking a sixteen year-old away from her friends and the life that she adored would no doubt have the same effect. I was a depressed, angry teenager, who wanted nothing more than for her life to return to the way it used to be.

For a while I was miserable being back in Manila, but then sooner or later, LIFE happened. If you ask me whether I consider Manila home now, then I would one hundred percent say YES. That’s why I didn’t mind moving and living here in Singapore two years ago. With Manila just a little over three hours away by plane, it’s just so easy to fly back whenever I get homesick. And I do fly back quite often. Three to five times a year, actually. And like most getaways, my trips back home are something that I really look forward to.

Last month, I flew back for a couple of weeks. And after spending lots of time either at home or out with my family, I scheduled dates with different sets of friends who were part of my hate-love journey with Manila.

With baby Jillan, Jewelle and Steph. This was actually taken when I was in Manila last January. Steph and Jewelle are a big part of my Manila life. We went through St. Scho and PSID together, and were even labeled by some of our PSID teachers as the “Tres Marias,” because we were practically inseparable. =P Baby Jill is the first barkada baby. :)

Bestest and I during her Graduation dinner treat at Brazil Brazil, Serendra. :) Kris and I practically grew up together in Brunei, and although we hardly see each other whenever I’m in Manila (it’s funny, but we talk more when we’re miles apart), it’s always a comfort seeing her. <3


On Monday, I will Vote
Posted on: 8th of May 2010 | Under: Thoughts & Emotions

The main reason why I extended my stay in Manila, is to be able to participate in the Philippine Elections this coming May 10. Being a registered voter for the past couple of years (this will be my 3rd time to vote), I know it is my duty as a Filipino to exercise this right.

I’ve been quiet about my political standing these past couple of months, because I have been busy thoroughly weighing my options. To be honest, it was only the other day when I finally decided on my Presidential vote. And my decision is one that I am very happy and confident about, because I believe he has the true capacity, in terms of passion, dedication, plans and actions, to lead our country.

My vote goes to Gilbert “Gibo” Teodoro. One hundred percent. Why G1BO?

  • Because he is competent, with great scholastic and professional track record to back him up.
  • He doesn’t give false hope. G1BO is realistic, and he doesn’t promise the impossible. Unlike the other candidates, he does not promise to ERADICATE corruption entirely. Instead, he proposes to ALLEVIATE it, already with a systematic and reasonable plan on how to go about it.
  • Because he believes in positive campaigning. I am sick and tired of the other candidates bashing each other with negativity. I admire G1BO, because he has never stooped down to the level of attacking the other candidates. Instead, he inspires peace and reconciliation. Let’s face it, our country will NEVER prosper if political bickering continues.
  • He does not appeal to emotions just to gain votes.
  • He is one of the very few candidates not smeared with even a hint of corruption. And no, I don’t believe that his link with GMA will make him anyone’s puppet. As he said, “I will not be running for president if I were only to be a puppet, it is not worth my family’s reputation to do so.”
  • He has a clear platform, with abstract solutions. G1BO doesn’t just promise to work on our country’s problems, he has already planned feasible solutions. He is well prepared.

Here are a few (among dozens) videos, websites and posts about G1BO which really helped in my decision of voting for him.

“We are already an archipelago 7107 islands. Why should we add archipelagos of the soul and archipelagos of relationships? That’s why, in our platform, we aim to solve the poverty of the pocket, poverty of the mind, poverty of the environment and poverty of relationships which has been damaged because of a wrong political culture. And it can only be cured if we believe and walk the path of peace, justice, reconciliation, humility; respecting the dignity of each and every individual cos each and every individual is God-given.”
– G1BO Teodoro

Why am I Voting for Gibo (and not for Gordon, Villar or Noynoy)

The Five Priorities of the Teodoro Administration

Rafael Aluunan III: My Choice

Quotable Quotes from Gibo Teodoro

Gilbert Teodoro is My President by enuhski

So, on Monday, I will confidently vote for Gibo Teodoro. A choice not based on popularity or family ties. I will vote for G1BO, because I have taken the time to think through and thoroughly understand my options, and I truly believe that G1BO is the most capable candidate.

Sulong G1BO!

Cure Natural Aqua Gel
Posted on: 4th of May 2010 | Under: Fashion & Beauty

We all want smooth, flawless skin, and sometimes getting one will cost numerous trips to the spa or a dermatologist, not to mention burn a whole deep in our pockets. That’s why I’m always on a lookout for more affordable means to clear, glowing skin.

While roaming around Watsons at the mall near our flat in Singapore, my sister and I chanced upon a product that I just had to have:

The Cure Natural Aqua Gel

Cure has been the number one best seller skincare product in Japan, with one bottle being sold every twenty seconds, for the past seven years! With that in mind, I didn’t have to think twice about bringing this baby home.

Coming in the form of a clear gel, this product “gently and effectively removes dead skin cells to regularize skin renewal and prevent skin problems.”

Made of 90% revitalized hydrogen water and natural plant extracts of aloe vera, gingko and rosemary (no alcohol, coloring, or fragrance in this product!), it’s exfoliating gel is gentle enough, even for those with sensitive skin.

Soft and smooth skin has never been this easy! With just a small amount gently massaged on dry skin in a circular motion, you can instantly see the dirt and dead cells being lifted from the surface. It’s so gentle, it doesn’t even feel that you’re exfoliating at all. I use it all over my body, from my face down to my elbows, knees and feet, and after rinsing off, the results can instantly be felt and seen!

I love the instant transformation from dull, dry skin to smooth and glowing! And with the smoothness, moisturizers and lotions are absorbed right away too.

I’ve only been using this product for over two months, but I can really see the result on my face. My pores are not as big and my skin looks more refined. For around $40+ SGD, it sure is a good buy, considering that this bottle will last me months. :)