Thursday, November 27, 2014

Product Review: Juju Aquamoist Whity Bihacon Whitening Milk

I have always admired Japanese and Korean women with milky white and porcelain-like skin. I think both have the best skin in the world. Though I can say I have fair and milky-white complexion, I lack the latter – I don’t have porcelain-like skin. I struggled with acne as an adolescent up to my early twenties. The result – scarred and pigmented skin. Now, I am struggling to lighten hyperpigmentation and am trying to save money to go to the dermatologist to heal the scar.
Hyperpigmentation is easier to deal with than acne scarring. I have a few indented acne scars especially on my temples and they are quite ugly. I don’t think there is a product in the market that is formulated to raise indented scars. The only solution I can think of is going to the dermatologist for a procedure. But with hyperpigmentation, there are so many products out there that can help. One that I recently tried is the Whity Bihacon Whitening Milk from Juju Aquamoist.

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Sunday, November 23, 2014

Liebster Blogger Award

Thank you to all those who have been nominating me for a blogger award. Seriously, making such posts are so much fun! It allows me to be more human to those who read this blog as I disclose fun facts about me.

I've had various award nominations in the past but was never able to get around to posting as I have been very busy trying to figure out my life. So now, every time I get nominated for such, I get excited to do it. Hopefully, I am not a boring person to you and that you enjoy learning more about me.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Product Review: Lush Superbalm

I don’t really suffer much from dandruff but I still do get those moments. It is hell when my scalp starts to itch and when I scratch white flakes just fly all over the place. It is embarrassing and annoying. I hate it when this happens. Product build-up or greasy hair could be the culprit. I tried Nizoral, Clear, and even a dermatologist-formulated anti-dandruff shampoo but without much luck. These products were only able to help relieve the itchiness and control the flakiness for a short period of time. And worse, these products were too harsh for my hair leaving it drier than it already is. The only anti-dandruff product that works well with my hair is Head & Shoulders but there are still times when my scalp flakes and itches – probably because of product build-up as I have been using this shampoo for years now (I don’t switch shampoos anymore because I am allergic to most of them).

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Hallyu Corner: SM Entertainment and Their Many Scandals


It is not a secret that the world of Kpop is filled with scandals. Lawsuits are being filed left and right, idols withdrawing their membership because the life of a Kpop star is just too much to handle – both have become ordinary. One particular company that is always in the limelight of scandals is SM Entertainment. Though they are known as one of the big three companies in Kpop, SM is also known as the most scandalous. It all started with TVXQ who were at the top of their game when suddenly three members, now known as JYJ, filed a lawsuit to end their contract. The three members won the lawsuit and are now doing their own promotions. And then Hangeng from Super Junior did the same. And this year it was two EXO members Kris and Luhan. Jessica from Girl’s Generation was also rumoured to be kicked out. What is really happening behind the curtains, behind the glitz and glamour of being a Kpop star? There is definitely more going on that the public are unaware of.

Sunday, November 09, 2014

Short Post: Uninspired

Uninspired is a word I try to forget in my vocabulary. It is a word that elicits negative vibes and makes you unmotivated to go on with your day. As hard as I may try to forget, there will always be moments that make you uninspired. You don’t have the energy to live. You don’t want to go to work. Your mind afloat a different universe not even parallel to where you are standing. It is a struggle to go on with your day when you feel uninspired. It hinders productivity and thwarts efficiency. In the end, everything piles up, you become stressed, and you become even more uninspired with your life.  

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Craves and Sights: Woo Galbi, Gigi Cafe/Shelter, Cafe Mesa

And so I pigged out again.

I just can't seem to stop my cravings that I have to eat at different restaurants all the time. As much as I would like to save money and spend less on food (as bulk of my meager monthly salary goes to food), I couldn't help it. My insatiable human cravings are far more powerful than my EQ. So here goes yet another set of restaurants I have tried over the past few weeks.

Address: Level 6, Shangri-La Plaza, Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong City

You know how I love everything Korean, right? Food is just one of the many things I love about Korea. Though I don't think Woo Galbi is actually authentic, but I must say that their bibimbap and jjampong tasted really good. We had the bibimbap with bulgogi sauce and my mouth literally went berserk secreting so much saliva. It was that good! We also ordered it with red rice for a healthier version. The jjampong was equally mouth-watering. The noodles were soft and they had so much ingredients! The shrimps were huge and the soup was not that spicy. Their servings are for sharing unless your stomach can eat for two. 

Thursday, October 09, 2014

Morning Habits to Boost Energy

Waking up early everyday can be a drag. I have to wake up at around 4:30 every day just to get to work. Sometimes I feel vexed especially when I had a long day before and was exhausted. I hate waking up early as I will feel sluggish and lethargic. I will be unproductive and grumpy most of the time. And those are attitudes of an unhealthy employee. Those are attitudes of an unhappy worker. So over the past few months, I’ve been trying some habits that will help boost my energy and display a positive disposition. I can say that my overall mood has improved – though I am still grumpy at work sometimes, but due to some things that really give me permission to be grumpy. I feel happier and more productive. A happier, more productive and positive colleague helps make the workplace a tenfold better place to work in.