Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Have you heard...?

I just got word about Maybelline's new mascara, Long Extreme Double Stretch Mascara is about to hit the Philippine shores in November.

It claims to stretch lashes up to 85% with it's base coat while the top coat makes sure that it stays that way for up to 24 hours. It's not water proof but is 100% smudge proof and can be easily washed off with water.

By the way, it will sell for P599, a little above the prices of the other Maybelline Mascaras, so be sure to try it first before purchasing one.

I can't wait to try this one out, haven't tried Maybelline mascaras in a while after going over the fence to Japanese branded mascaras. I would love to see how this works and compares to my faves.

Picture sourced from Maybelline Philippines Facebook.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Where to send donations for victims of Typhoon Ondoy

Where to send donations for victims of Typhoon Ondoy

Rescue Operations

  1. National Disaster Coordinating Council (NDCC) (+632-9125668, +632-9111406, +632-9115061, +632-9122665) Help hotlines: (+65 734-2118, 734-2120) ndcchelpdesk@gmail.com
  2. Philippine Coast Guard (+632-5276136)
  3. Air Force (+63908-1126976, +632-8535023)
  4. Metro Manila Development Authority (136)
  5. Marikina City Rescue (+632-6462436, +632-6462423, +632920-9072902)
  6. Pasig Rescue Emergency Number (+632-6310099)
  7. Quezon City Rescue (161)
  8. San Juan City Hall Command Post (+632-4681697)
  9. Bureau of Fire Protection Region III (Central Luzon) Hotline: (+63245-9634376)
  10. Senator Dick Gordon (+639178997898, +63938-444BOYS, +632-9342118, +632-4338528)
  11. Senator Manny Villar (+639174226800. +639172414864, +639276751981)

Civil Society/ Media

  1. Philippine National Red Cross (143, +632-5270000)
  2. Philippine National Red Cross Rizal Chapter operations center hotline: (+632-6350922, +632-6347824)
  3. Go to GMA Facebook page & post complete addresses and names of people in need of immediate help.
  4. ABS-CBN Typhoon Ondoy Hotline: (+632-4163641)
  5. Jam 88.3: (+632- 6318803) or SMS at JAM (space) 883 (space) your message to 2968
  6. GMA Kapuso Helpline: (+632-9811950-59)

All calls for help, please help us by filling out information here at the Rescue InfoHub Center.

Sahana Disaster Management System needs IT volunteers. http://sahana.kahelos.org. Email sahana@kahelos.org.

Rubber Boat, 4×4 Trucks, Chopper Requests

  1. NCRPO (+632-8383203, +632-8383354)
  2. Private citizens who would like to lend their motor boats for rescue please call emergency nos: +632-9125668, +632-9111406, +632-9122665, +632-9115061)
  3. You can also text (+632917-4226800 or +632927-6751981) for rescue dump trucks.
  4. For those who are able to lend 4×4 trucks for rescue: Please send truck to Greenhills Shoppng Center Unimart Grocery to await deployment, Tel No. (+632920-9072902).
  5. Petron & San Miguel Corporation are lending choppers for rescue operations, call/text: (+632917-8140655) ask for Lydia Ragasa

Power Supply

  • Meralco (+63917-5592824, 16211, +63920-9292824) If you want service cut off to your area to prevent fires and electrocution.

Relief Aid and Donations


Donations of heavy duty flashlights needed for rescue operations in Cainta area. Contact Cielo at (+632918-8824356)

Businesses/ Commercial Establishments

  1. 7-11 Stores – drop off points
  2. Alabang Town Center – drop off goods at the concierge. For inquiries, please call 842-2782 or 772-1860.
  3. Aranaz Stores in Rockwell & Greenbelt is accepting donations of any kind for Payatas communities affected by Ondoy
  4. Aunt Genie’s Breadhouse in Cebu – 1279 Talamban, Cebu City In front of the Talamban Sports Complex – drop off point
  5. Binalot at Greenbelt 1, call Tetchie Bundalian at (+632922-8573277)
  6. Bizroute Solutions(Mon – Sat 11PM to 4PM) Unit 302 Keppel Bldg. Ayala, Cebu call at 416-0495 if you need directions to the drop-off area. Also Lahug Office (Mon – Sat 11PM to 2PM) Unit 201 MIT Bldg. Gorordo Ave., Lahug (near JY Square) Accepting: Canned Goods, Old Clothes, Blankets, Diapers for babies, Noodles, Rice, Medicine, Soap, Toothpaste, Water Container, Iodized Salt
  7. Brainbeam Events, Inc. 2/F MB Aguirre Cornerhs Bldg,15 Pres Ave cor Elizalde Sts, BF Homes Pque across the old Caltex in BF. Will accept relief goods.
  8. Cebu Musicians & Outpost Restobar – drop off of goods. 09082368999 or 09322117111.
  9. Cue Cafe Crossroads CEBUaccepting donations in cash or kind as part of JCI Zugbuana relief ops. Accepting clothes, blankets, towels, underwear, footwear, food and water
  10. Citigym of CEBU – accepting donations in cash or kind as part of JCI Zugbuana relief ops. Accepting clothes, blankets, towels, underwear, footwear, food and water
  11. The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf will be accepting canned goods, water, clothes, blankets, towels, medicine, and emergency supplies (no cash) in all our branches on behalf of the victims of Typhoon Ondoy starting today until Friday. Your generosity will be much appreciated during this difficult time for our brothers and sisters in need.
  12. Every Nation, FORT will accept donations for Red Cross esp. purified water, canned goods, and infant formula. Location @ 32nd St cor University Pkwy across Market Market.
  13. Fantastik Manila – send donations to 5729 Calasanz St. Barangay Olympia Makati City Telephone Numbers 729-0530 or 501-7405
  14. Holiday Gym & Spa Banilad Cebu – Drop-Off center beginning Sunday, September 27. Bring blankets, clothes and canned goods to the front desk/ reception area.
  15. Jollibee branches in Metro Manila – drop off point
  16. Junior Chamber International Manila Baypark Tent, Roxas Blvd. will accept goods starting Monday.
  17. Luca stores (Rockwell, Shang-rila, Eastwood, or GA towers): Send your old clothes & donations (no cash pls).
  18. Manor Superclub, Eastwood City will accept goods and other emergency items starting Sunday at 10 am.
  19. McDonald’s branches in Metro Manila – drop off point
  20. Ministop IBARRA (Espana cor. Blumentritt, Sampaloc Manila) is also accepting relief goods, Food (non-perishable goods only) Clothing, Medicines, Beds, Pillows, Blankets, Emergency Supplies to help Typhoon Ondoy victims.
  21. Moonshine boutique in Rockwell also accepting relief good to help Ondoy victims in Marikina and Cainta.
  22. Myron’s Greenbelt will accept relief goods
  23. Papemelroti stores in 91 Roces Ave. / Ali Mall Cubao / SM City North EDSA / SM Fairview / SM Megamall / Glorietta 3 in Makati / SM Centerpoint / SM Southmall are accepting relief goods (canned goods / milk / bottled water / clothes ? NO CASH pls.)
  24. Philippine Daily Inquirer – 1098 Chino Roces Ave. corner Mascardo and Yague Streets, Makati City and to any of its classified ads branches, and to any McDonald’s branch within Metro Manila. Donations in kind, such as instant noodles, canned goods, formula milk, blankets and clothes, are urgently needed. Call 8978808 loc. 260 and look for Megi Garcia
  25. Petron stations – DSWD drop off points
  26. PowerPlant Mall accepting donations for ABS-CBN foundation. Dropoff at admin office, P1 level.
  27. Red Kimono restaurants – has branches in Pasig, Pampanga, Quezon City and Taguig City. Will accept canned goods, bottled water, clothing for all ages, basic household items.
  28. R.O.X. Recreational Outdoor eXchange is accepting donation for relief good for Typhoon Ondoy victims. You can bring it in the store located in B1 building Bonifacio High St., Tel. No. (+632-8564638/39)
  29. Shell gas stations – drop off point
  30. Smart Wireless Centers – SM Fairview, SM North EDSA, Gateway Mall Cubao, AliMall Cubao, SM Megamall, SM Muntinlupa, SM Bicutan, SM Sucat, Festival Mall Alabang, Alabang Town Center and SM Southmall. Will accept cash or goods.
  31. Sunburst Fried Chicken, Cebu – Tabunok branch will accept donations from 10am to 9:30pm
  32. Total gas stations- drop off point
  33. Team Manila stores in Trinoma, Mall of Asia, Jupiter Bel-Air and Rockwell shall be accepting relief goods (Canned Goods, Ready-to-drink Milk,Bottled Water and Clothes) for distribution by Veritas.
  34. Unimart - will receive all cash and in-kind donations to be transferred to LSGH Gate 2.
  35. Vivere Suites – 5102 Ridgeway Avenue, Fil-Invest Corporate City, Alabang, Muntinlupa City. Contact 771-7777 for inquiries or drop off at concierge area. Will accept relief goods.
  36. Whitespace 2314 Chino Roces Ave Ext as a Makati drop-off for relief goods.
  37. Y101 station, CEBUaccepting donations in cash or kind as part of JCI Zugbuana relief ops. Accepting clothes, blankets, towels, underwear, footwear, food and water

Government/ Civil Society/ Movements

  1. Victory Fort is opening its doors to those affected by the typhoon. Call 813-FORT.
  2. ABS-CBN through Banco de Oro account number 56300-20111 account name: ABS-CBN Foundation Incorporation
  3. Akbayan?s taking donations, call 433-69-33/433-68-31 to donate or volunteer.
  4. Brgy. San Antonio – Bgy Hall near Paranaque City Hall (Sta. Lucia St. corner San Pablo St., San Antonio Valley 1, Paranaque. Drop off point.
  5. Citizens Disaster Response Center (CDRC): Relief goods for typhoon victims being accepted at 72-A Times St., West Triangle, QC. Tel (+632-9299820/22)
  6. Corporate Network for Disaster Reponse bank account no. 0031 0654 02 BPI Ayala Paseo Branch for cash donations
  7. Department of Social Welfare and Development - donation drop off points: National Resource Operations Center, Chapel Road, Pasay City (Contact: Mrs. Francon Favian) / Quezon City Area Disaster Resource Operations Monitoring and Info Center (DROMIC) (Contact Rey Martija or Imee Rose Castillo, Tel Nos. 951-7119, 951-2435 or Assistant Secretary Vilma Cabrera Tel No. 0918-934-5625) / San Rafael corner Legarda Streets, Quiapo, Manila (Contact: Dir. Thelsa P. Biolna, Dir. Delia Bauan Tel Nos. 734-8622, 734-8642)
  8. Sen. Kiko Pangilinan is accepting donations @ AGS Bldg Annex, 446 EDSA Guadalupe Viejo. Contact Vina Vargas at (+632917-8081247)
  9. Kabataan Partylist - Drop off donations or volunteer at 118-B Sct. Rallos QC.
    09266677163 or kabataanpartylist@gmail.com
  10. Luzon Relief: Donations can be brought to RENAISSANCE FITNESS CENTER, 2nd Floor, Bramante Building, Renaissance Towers Ortigas, Meralco Avenue, Pasig City starting MONDAY (Sept.28) / 9am ? 7pm Contact Person: Warren Habaluyas (+632929-8713488) or email at luzonrelief@gmail.com
  11. Marika Bouncers Coop – 95 Malaya St., Malanday, Marikina : will accept donations starting Sept. 28 at 10 AM
  12. Move for Chiz is asking for volunteers and donations at Bay Park Tent, along Roxas Blvd., beside Max Restaurant and Diamond Hotel in Manila, or at Gilas Minipark at Unang Hakbang St., Gilas Q.C.
  13. NoyMar Relief Operations: Clare Amador (+639285205508) or Jana Vicente at +639285205499). Drop off for relief donations is at Balay Expo Center across Farmers Market Cubao.
  14. Operation Rainbow (Zac Faelnar Camara) at Ayala Alabang Village needs Canned Goods, Ready-To-Eat Food, Bottled Water, Ready-To-Drink Milk/ Juice, Clothing, Blankets, contact (+632-4687991)
  15. Philippine Army Gym inside Fort Bonifacio or GHQ Gym in Camp Aguinaldo are now distributing donations for Ondoy Victims.
  16. Philippine National Red Cross different ways to Donate.
  17. Red Cross Load Donations: Right now the easiest way to make donations from the seat of your chair is via mobile phone load. The Red Cross Rescue and Relief Operations. Text: REDAMOUNT to 2899 (Globe) or 4483 (Smart)
  18. Relief Efforts for Pasig at Valle Verde 1 Village Park, contact (+632916-4945000, +632917-5273616)
  19. Relief Operations Center at AGS Annex, #446 EDSA Guadalupe Viejo after PET Tower contact Ares at 0917.855.4935 or Rachel at 0918.924.1636
  20. Sagip Kapamilya hotlines (+632-4132667, +632-4160387) #13 Examiner St. West Triangle, QC. and Scout Mayoran, cor. Morato, near Alex III.
  21. Tulong Bayan hotlines for donations and volunteers are (+632908-6579998) Marilyn, (+632939-3633436) Jenn (+632-9137122, +632-9136254 & +632-9133306).
  22. TXTPower now accepts donations via SmartMoney 5577514418667103, GCash 09179751092 and Paypal http://is.gd/3GvuN
  23. World Vision partners with Phil Coast Guard and kind individuals for relief distribution to 3k families. Call (+632-3747618 local 242) or text (+632917-8623209) to help.
  24. Worldvision Foundation is also accepting donations/volunteers to pack relief goods in QC. For $-donations, BPI:USDacct #4254-0050-08

Religious/ Schools & Universities

  1. Assumption College San Lorenzo is now accepting donations. Please drop them off at the AC guardhouse.
  2. Ateneo de Manila University is now accepting donations for the victims of Ondoy. Donations can be dropped at MVP Lobby. For those stranded/those who need help: To all students who need help or know of people who need help. Please text the name, location, and contact number to (+6329088877166). ATENEO, which is now an open shelter, accepts refugees. Call (+632917-8952792)
  3. Ateneo Law School – Rockwell. Looking for donations and volunteers. 20 Rockwell Drive, Rockwell Center, Makati City. Call 899-7691 to 96.
  4. Banilad Church of Christ, Cebubldg in front of Bright Academy near Sto. Nino Village), Mon-Fri 9am-5pm. Donations drop off.
  5. Caritas Manila Office at Jesus St., Pandacan Manila near Nagtahan Bridge (+632-5639298, +632-5639308)
  6. CCF St Francis Mall, Ortigas is now accepting goods for donation.
  7. CFC Center Ortigas is now open for donations in cash or kind. Call (+632-7270682 to 87) or text (+632922-2542819)
  8. De La Salle University-Manila – The Sagip Metro relief operation will start to accept donation for Ondoy victims starting Monday @ 8:30 am. Please bring goods to the South Gate of DLSU-Manila.
  9. De La Salle Zobel will be accepting donations tomorrow at Gym 5 (Near Gate 7 in Molave St.)
  10. DLSU Medical Center will accept canned goods, blankets, clothes, water. Location is at Congressional Avenue, Dasmarinas, Cavite. Telephone lines are at(02) 844-7832 and (046) 416-4531
  11. Hillsborough Village Chapel ? Water, blankets, shoes, and clothes may be sent to Hillsborough Village Chapel in Muntinlupa City. These will go to families whose houses were washed out in the nearby sitios.
  12. La Salle Greenhills for Greenhills/Mandaluyong/San Juan Area, if you want to help out with the rescue and relief operations, you can drop off your donations (clothes, food, etc..) at LSGH Gate 2 or volunteer from 9am to receive, sort, repack the donations.
  13. Our Lady of Pentecost Parish (+632-4342397, +632-9290665) per Gabe Mercado, donations are very much welcome. The Parish is located at 12 F. Dela Rosa corner C. Salvador Sts., Loyola Heights, Quezon City.
  14. Peace Retreat Movement – leave all donations at the Peace Retreat Movement (PRM) office, 2F, Rm. 72L, Christ the King (HS) Bldg. on Wednesday, Sept 30, 12noon
  15. Playschool International in Better Living is open to receive relief goods. Feel free to drop it there for your convenience. No Cash Pls.
  16. Radio Veritas at Veritas Tower West Ave. Cor EDSA (+632-9257931-40)
  17. San Beda College of Arts and Sciences Student Council – accepting clothes, meds, water, canned goods, soap, money, etc.
  18. Santuario de San Antonio Parish – McKinley Road, Forbes Park. Accepting all kinds of relief goods. Contact JJ Yulo or Mike Yuson
  19. Simbahang Lingkod ng Bayan Task Force Noah, a disaster response arm of the Jesuits, is accepting donations. Please drop it off sa Ateneo Cervini Dorm.
  20. Southville International School and Colleges – will only accept goods. 09155385113 / 09154151319
  21. St. James Church Multi-Purpose Hall – Drop off point
  22. St. Pedro Poveda College is now accepting relief goods. call the Social Action Center 6318756 loc. 121
  23. UA&P Please contact Dae Lee [SEB EVP] @ 09178323533 needs donations and volunteers.
  24. UP Sigma Alpha Nu Sorority MANILA – collecting food, water and toiletries. You may drop them off at unit 12-O One Adriatico Place, Ermita Manila or contact 0917 -8857188 or 0917-6659948.
  25. UP College of Arts and Letters (CAL) is accepting goods and cash. Donation center at CAL/text 0929-6454102.
  26. UP Diliman USC is collecting food, clothing and/or cash. Contact TITUS 09178001909, JOSE 09273056607 and TIN 09154906106
  27. Katipunan Avenue. Contact Erica Paredes at (+632917-4741930) ? they need bread, packed juice, sandwich filling (tuna, chicken, anything) You can help her make them, deliver the sandwiches to her house, or help her distribute! Call for more details.
  28. Valle Verde Mansions – 135 CAPT. HENRY JAVIER ST. BRGY. ORANBO, PASIG. This is near ULTRA for relief drop-off
  29. Xavier School in San Juan is now accepting donations, please bring to Multipurpose Center (MPC).

Private Citizens

  1. MAKATI: 5729 Calasanz St., Olympia Makati City or call for pick up at (+632-5017405 or +632-7290530) c/o Omel Santos
  2. SOUTH: Accepting relief goods in SOUTH AREA. Please contact Anne at (+632915-2854240)
  3. Karen Ang of Pasig (that’s me)
    3 Kagandahan corner Kabutihan Streets, Kawilihan Village, Pasig
    Will forward donated relief goods to Red Cross
  4. Miriam Quiambao drop off point: One Orchard Road Building in Eastwood, or message http://www.twitter.com/miriamq for more details.
  5. Colleen Manabat (Heartrio Prints) of Angeles City- will accept bottled water, canned goods, blankets, clothes, medicines from 9 AM to 6PM. Address is Stall 2 MGY Building, 2444 Sto. Entierro St, Sto. Cristo, Angeles City. She will forward the donations to Sagip Kapamilya – ABS-CBN Foundation.
  6. Joseph Castillo of Cebu – will send a 20 ft. container to Manila and is looking for donations from Cebuanos. Get in touch with him through 09082368999 or 09322117111
  7. Bianca – will pick up donations from Greenhills/San Juan area. Donate food, medicine, or clothing. Call 4123861/ 09278436002
  8. Kelly & Jodge – Colonade Residences, Legaspi St. corner C. Palanca, Makati City. Will accept relief goods.
  9. Omel Santos – 5729 Calasanz St., Olympia Makati City. Call (+632-5017405 or +632-7290530). Drop off point for donations. Also willing to pick up.
  10. RJ Ledesma and friends – call us at 09178131601 for pick of donations. Only relief goods

People Tracker (using your phones, get your friends and family to turn on their finderservice for you)

  • FINDERSERVICE. For Smart, text wis to 386.
  • FINDERSERVICE. For Globe, text find to 7000.


  1. SMS: text RED to 2899 (Globe) and 4483 (Smart)
  2. G-Cash: text DONATEAMOUNT4-digit M-PINREDCROSS to 2882
  3. TXTPOWER.org: Paypal, Smart Money (5577-5144-1866-7103), G-Cash (0917-9751092)

Philippine National Red Cross

  1. Please send cash or check donations to the PNRC National Headquarters in Manila. Checks should be made payable to The Philippine National Red Cross. They can arrange for donation pick-up.
  2. METROBANK Port Area Branch
    Peso Acct.: 151-3-041-63122-8
    Dollar Acct.: 151-2-151-00218-2
    Type of Acct. : SAVINGS
    Swift Code: MBTC PH MM
  3. BANK OF THE PHIL. ISLANDS Port Area Branch
    Peso Acct.: 4991-0010-99
    Type of Account: CURRENT
    Dollar Acct.: 8114-0030-94
    Type of Account: SAVINGS
    Swift Code: BOPI PH MM

Note: For your donations to be properly acknowledged, please fax the bank transaction slip at nos. +63.2.527.0575 or +63.2.404.0979 with your name, address and contact number.

For Credit Cards: Please fax the following info to +632.404.09.79 and +632.527.0575: Name of card member, billing address, contact nos. (phone & mobile), credit card no., expiration date, CCV2/ CVC2 (last three digits at the back of the credit card), billing address, amount to be donated. For online donations you may also visit our website at www.redcross.org.ph .

Most urgent needs

  • Food items: Rice, noodles, canned goods, sugar, iodized salt, cooking oil, monggo beans and potable water
  • Medicines: Paracetamol, antibiotics, analgesic, oral rehydration salts, multivitamins and medications to treat diarrheal diseases
  • Non-food items: Bath soaps, face towels, shampoo, toothbrush, toothpaste, plastic mats, blankets, mosquito nets, jerry cans, water containers, water purification tablets, plastic sheetings, and Laundry soap


  • TXTPower.org has set up a paypal account for donations. Your money will be forwarded to Red Cross.
  • Kapuso Foundation is also accepting credit card donations.
    2/F GMA Kapuso Center
    Samar St. cor. 11th Jamboree St. Diliman, Quezon City
    Call 9827777 loc. 9901/9904/9905.
    accepts relief goods and cash
  • myAyala.com account for Philippine Jesuits – you can use your CREDIT CARD and donate ONLINE. Go to www.myayala.com/sjph/. On the line “I would like to donate to:”, write “xs4ondoy“.

In Kind donations

  • LOCAL: Please send in-kind local donations to The Philippine National Red Cross ? National Headquarters in Manila. They could also arrange for donation pick-up.
    1. Send a letter of intent to donate to the PNRC
    2. A letter of acceptance from PNRC shall be sent back to the donor
    3. Immediately after shipping the goods, please send the (a) original Deed of Donation, (b) copy of packing list and (c) original Airway Bill for air shipments or Bill of Lading for sea shipments to The Philippine National Red Cross National Headquarters c/o Secretary General Corazon Alma de Leon, Bonifacio Drive, Port Area, Manila 2803, Philippines.
Additional means:
  • My Ayala Foundation: http://myayala.com/ondoy/
  • - Online Donations, accepts Visa, Mastercard, Diners Club, Globe GCash and Smart Money
  • Txt Power Org: http://www.txtpower.org/2009/09/philippines-help-typhoon-victims-in-luzon-philippines/
  • - Online Donations, accepts donations via Paypal, you may donate via Paypal by using your
  • credit card even if you don't have a Paypal account
  • List of other ways to help the Typhoon Ondoy victims:
  • http://sites.google.com/site/ondoymanila/online-giving
Reposting of this entry will be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance!

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Are you a Facebook gamer?

Hey guys!

If you're playing the following Facebook games:

1) Restaurant City
2) Country Story
3) Farm Town
4) Farm Ville

Please let me know because I need more friends. Just send me your email address or the name you use in Facebook. I promise that it will be strictly games and nothing more. I won't bug you or anything.

Thanks guys. :)

Btw, I'll be posting entries about my recent HK trip and reviews about some of the products I bought. I bought a lot of masks and mascara.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Salamat po, Tita Cory (Thank you, Auntie Cory)

Ako ay nakikiisa sa aking bayan sa pagdadalamhati sa pagpanaw ng pinakamagaling at pinakamamahal naming pangulo, si Corazon C. Aquino.
Hindi sapat ang mga salita para bigyang pugay ang kanyang pagkatao.
Hindi sapat ang mga salita para ipakita kung gaano ang pagpapasalamat sa kanya.
Hindi sapat ang mga salita para ilarawan ang aming pagdadalamhati sa kanyang pagkamatay.

At tiyak, na hindi sapat ang mga salita para ipaabot sa kanya kung gaano namin siya kamahal.

I am one with my country in mourning the passing of our great President Corazon C. Aquino. Words are not enough to describe how great of a person she is. Words are not enough to show the gratitude of the Filipino people. Words are not enough to show how much we mourn her death.

not enough to show...
how much...

Dahil kay Tita Cory, nanumbalik muli ang pagmamahal namin sa sariling bayan at lahi.
Because of Tita Cory, our sense of pride of being a Filipino and our love for our country has been revived.

Mananatili siyang buhay sa aming mga puso.
She will forever live in our hearts.

Kami, ang buong bayan, ay nangangako na pananatilihin ang demokrasya.
Kami, ang buong bayan, ay nangangako na mamahalin ang isa't-isa.
Kami ang buong bayan ay nangangako na ipagpapatuloy kung ano ang sinimulan ni Tita Cory.

We, as a nation promise to preserve the democracy in our country.
We, as a nation promise to love each other.
We, as a nation promise to continue what Tita Cory has started.

Maraming salamat po Tita Cory.
Hanggang sa muli, paalam.

Thank you very much Tita Cory.
'Til we meet again.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Prayer for a Happy Death

"Almighty God, most merciful Father
You alone know the time
You alone know the hour
You alone know the moment
When I shall breathe my last.

So, remind me each day,
most loving Father
To be the best that I can be.
To be humble, to be kind,
To be patient, to be true.
To embrace what is good,
To reject what is evil,
To adore only You.

When the final moment does come
Let not my loved ones grieve for long.
Let them comfort each other
And let them know
how much happiness
They brought into my life.
Let them pray for me,
As I will continue to pray for them,
Hoping that they will always pray
for each other.

Let them know that they made possible
Whatever good I offered to our world.
And let them realize that our separation
Is just for a short while
As we prepare for our reunion in eternity.

Our Father in heaven,
You alone are my hope.
You alone are my salvation.
Thank you for your unconditional love, Amen."

-Corazon C. Aquino


Saturday, August 1, 2009

Monday, June 15, 2009

Wanted: HK Shopping Buddy

First stop, I have to thank Miumiu for replying to my question. Her HK shopping guide will be very helpful in planning my shopping agenda. But I am still scared to go to HK alone. I'm always with my family and I even give them the directions. We were just there last January so I'm pretty sure I still know my way around HK but I am getting really paranoid.

First, I am opting to stay in a guesthouse/hostel to spare more money for shopping, but really, I'm in a tight budget. Second, there have been two abductions that happened to tourists this year and the accid attacks in Mongkok. Third, I am getting really paranoid, what if I get mental block and forget the directions, etc?

I do not want to cancel my trip again, so I am hoping that i can find a travel buddy or a blogger from Hong Kong who can show me around even for just half of the day, just so I can refresh my memory and gain back my confidence.

Any bloggers out there going to Hong Kong on the second week of August?

Any bloggers from Hong Kong willing to show me around even just for half the day? I'll treat you for lunch, breakfast and bus or MTR fare.

Anybody want to be my shopping buddy?

Pretty please... anybody?

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Where to buy?

Hey Guys, I need your help. I'm lemming for some Japanese fashion and beauty magazines but we don't have them here in the Philippines. I would usually buy mine whenever I'm in Hong Kong but I'm planning my trip four months from now. I would also buy from Amazon Japan but the shipping is getting too costly.

Do you have uggestions where I can buy Japanese magazines online?

Thanks in advance lovely ladies! :)

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Beauty Credit: Charcoal Nose Pore Cleansing Patch

It's been a couple of weeks now since I last posted a beauty review. Hmmm... maybe not, but it're reallybeen a while since I posted something beauty related. Aside from being busy with school work, I've also been addicted to playing Restaurant City. I can't explain why its addicting so you should try it out yourself. Actually, I'm writing this blog while my resto in Restaurant City is running. Need to get 10,000 customers!!!! *insert greedy laugh* hehehe

My resto in Restaurant City. I named it "Oishii ne". :)

If anybody is playing or has Restaurant City please add me up in facebook, I badly need some tomatoes, pumpkins and chili.

Let's move on to main reason of this entry. Presenting the Charcoal Nose Pore Cleansing Patch from Beauty Credit.

You can also buy this in a pack of three or four, I think.

This review has been long overdue since I already tried this last month. I got it in Watson's SM Mall of Asia for P35.00, 60 cents or more when translated to US dollar.

I was planning on getting more directions from the Beauty Credit website: http://beautycredit.co.kr/ but their English website was not available.

Beauty Credit's Korean website

So I just relied on the SA's instructions. I was planning on including a li'l background about Beauty Credit since the brand only arrived in the Philippines recently and they only have one stall w/c is inside SM MOA's Watson's. What attracted me to try this prod was the packaging... as usual.

It's acutally simple but I like the drawing very much.

And my curiosity for Korean branded products because I've only tried their BB cream and nail polish. The nose strip looks like your typical nose strip, except that it has charcoal in it. I already tried a similar nose strip but it didn't work so well from me.

I didn't want to ruin the packaging so I tore off the top portion.

I followed the SA instructions dilligently, which is to wet my nose and the pore strip before I put it on my nose. I thought to myself maybe the reason why the Bench charcoal pore strip didn't work so well before was because I didn't wet the strip before I detached it from the plastic film. So it was hard for me to remove it from the film and I ended up wasting more than half of the strip.

Anyway, I hoped for the better for this one since I was confident that the SA gave me the right intstructions. But lo and behold...

Such a waste...
A lot of the charcoal cream thing remained on the plastic film and...

it was so messy to put on. If you look closely at the picture above, you'll see that the sides of my nose was temporarily stained by the charcoal cream thing. It was not a joy putting this on.

I waited for it to harden and it worked like a typical nose strip. Except it was messy and wasteful.

You'll buy this because:
1) The price is quite alright.
2) The packaging is cute enough.
3) It works like a typical nose pore strip. Not so bad at all...

You won't buy this because...
1) Bench has a cheaper version, it sells for P22.00, I think.
2) It's messy to put on and you'll waste most of that charcoal cream thing...
3) It doesn't do anything special.
4) You're better off using a typical white nose pore strip.

I guess history does repeat itself and I never learned from my experience with the previous charcoal pore strip. I'll just buy the regular white one. It's so addictive when you finally can remove the hardened strip from your nose and see all those... you know what I mean! heheh

Got any suggestions, ladies?

Are you also addicted to using pore strips?

Friday, April 10, 2009

Taking a li'l break...

Hey guys,

I'll be back with lots of beauty reviews after the Holy Week. I'll also catch up on everyone else's blog by that time.

Have a meaningful Holy Week everybody.

Happy Easter in advance!


Saturday, March 28, 2009


I'm sorry if I made you feel panicked...

But, really, the earth needs our help...

Please join the Earth Hour which will be observed tonight, from 08:30-09:30pm.

Image created by Shepard Fairey for Earth Hour 2009

Thanks in advance guys and gals! :)

Image lifted from http://www.earthhour.org/downloads/ph:en

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

A Newbie's Make Up Stash...

I'm not a totally make up newbie but I've been a non make up wearer for quite a few years. There was a point when I felt like it was pointless to wear make up. I guess, that stage, I was trying to love myself, imperfections and all. But when you're a girl, it is inevitable to stay away from make up. So I've been reincarnated to the cosmetics world and with almost no knowledge of make up.


Well, its hard to buy a lot of cosmetics nowadays because of the economic crisis but before all hell broke loose, I've accumulated quite a handful of cosmetic products. Mostly from Japanese brands and local drugstore brands.

I have, so far, acquired a couple of mascaras, (from Majolica Majorca and Kiss Me):

A pressed powder and a 2 way cake foundation (both from HBC, a local drugstore brand):

A powder blush-on (from Fashion 21, a local drugstore brand):

A concealer (from Fanny Serrano Cosmetics, local, somewhat drugstore brand):

An eyeshadow palette (from E.L.F.):

A lipstick (from Chanel):

A lipgloss(from Sugar Baby):

And something that works like a lip balm:

An eyelash curler (from Shu Uemura):

And a BB Cream (Etude House):

See how little and incomplete my make up stash is?

I know I still lack a few basic items but I don't know which ones to buy. Even if I follow a lot of beauty blogs I still feel lost and overwhelmed. The idea of shopping for make up excites me a lot but the moment I step inside the Department store or when I browse through the different online shops I feel overwhelmed so I sometimes buy things that I don't need. (Hmmm... is it just me?haha)

I guess I am like an empty make up kit waiting to be filled with wonderful goodies.

I need to read more, morE, moRE, mORE, MORE! hahaha

So I have a series of questions for you my dear reader/s, well hopefully there's more than so I can get a lot of help...

What cosmetics did you buy when you were just a newbie?

How did you become the make up lover you are right now?

What advise can you give me?

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Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Still here...

I have been busy with work and school lately. But I've also been doing a little cosmetics hauling every now and then because I'm preparing for a swap! I'm so excited because it will be my first.

I mostly bought stuff from Fanny Serrano, Fashion 21 and HBC. All local cosmetics! :) I can't wait to try another swap.

Of course I've been reading a lot of the blogs I'm following, so gals, don't stop blogging. Okay? hahaha

Anyway, what do you usually send when you swap with other make up bloggers?

If I were to swap with you what would you love to get?

Friday, February 27, 2009

This day couldn't be any sadder...

For the past, almost, two years now, I have been teaching English to Japanese kids online. I have grown attached to the people I work with. But today, because of our present economic crisis, we are forced to part ways.

And if things can get any worse, I, together with my other remaining officemates, may also bid goodbye to what we have been doing for the past two years, in a couple of days.

I am blogging because I feel very depressed on how things are turning out. And I need to vent out hoping that someone will tell me everything will be okay even if it does not seem to be. I could not believe that when I go back to work next week it will be like coming in at work on a weekend. Yes, I still have work on a weekend but it's all good.

Now, I'm thinking of not spending so much on skincare and cosmetics and just stick for to reading your beauty reviews until the economy starts to come out of the hole that it has unwittingly dug.

My dearest fellow bloggers, please include me and my dear co-workers in your wishes and prayers. We would greatly appreciate it.

Thank you.

How do you cope with the present economic crisis?

How is it affecting you?

Monday, February 23, 2009

Sweets for my Sweet...

Today, I started thinking of dieting. I badly need to lose weight before summer comes so I can look decent in a monokini. But I also started to think of those things that I will miss out on once I started dieting. Imagine not being able to eat rice often, or skipping out on yummy but greasy pizza. And eating spaghetti with loads of cheese on it. Plus, I still had some Japanese chocolates I brought back home from my Hong Kong trip last January and I certainly could not just stare at them while they rot away.

I love Japanese chocolates, they are not too sweet and every packaging has is cute! I bought a enough to fill my overnight bag. I must have spent a good amount of money on these chocolates.

So, while I try my hardest not to stuff myself with chocolates and other what-not... could you please share with me, what your favorite Japanese chocolates are? And why do you love them?

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Gossip and more...

I haven't been posting for a while. I'm obsessed with Gossip Girl again. haha

I can't stop watching it. Last night, I watched at least 6 episodes from the latest season. Imagine my eyebags...

Anyway, I will try my best to post reviews of the latest items I have purchased. I also picked up from the post office, the lip essence I ordered from Adambeauty, almost 2 weeks ago. And, the Japanese cosmetics I pre-ordered arrived here in Manila last Saturday but I haven't had them delivered to my place yet. So, I will have lots of stuff to review in the coming days.

Also, the reason why I haven't posted an entry in the past few days is that I have been checking all the eyeshadow products from Adam Beauty and Good Dealer. I can't decide what to buy and from what shop will I buy my eye shadow palette from.

So, guys, do you also watch Gossip Girl?

Which character is your favorite?

What television show are you obsessed with?

What items have your ordered from Adam Beauty or Good Dealer?

I will wait for your answers. Comment away! :)

Monday, February 16, 2009

Mandom, Kiss Me and Canmake

I'm so happy! My pre-ordered items from Beauty Cosme (http://beautycosme.multiply.com) arrived yesterday. So hopefully, I can get them officially by Wednesday. Here are the items that I bought, photos are from http://beautycosme.multiply.com.

If you live in the Philippines and you want to get hold of Japanese products (cosmetics, skincare, etc.) you can drop by her site and pre-order from her. The lead time is only one week so it's really fast. Plus, you're sure that your items will arrive and they're secure upon arrival. If she asks were you learned about her site, tell her Ericka from cheaca.mutliply.com recommended you to her.

Anyway, I'll do a proper review on these items in the coming days, so stay tuned. :)

P.S.= I just borrowed these pictures from her site so please don't use them on your site or claim them as your own. Thanks heaps!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

iWhite Mandarin Extreme Cleansing Balm

I've been using the Majolica Majorca Lash Expander Neo mascara for almost two weeks now and I've spent more time in the bathroom than I usually do. I tried removing it with baby oil and petroleum jelly but it didn't really work. Meaning, I still looked like I was wearing mascara. So, now I am on the search for the best mascara remover that will also best suit my skin.

Let me introduce you to iWhite Mandarin Extreme Cleansing Balm. I got this last Sunday for P30.00 (less than a dollar) at SM Makati. I only bought a sample size to try out the product since it claims to "effectively melt make-up". I was too excited to try it out so I didn't think before making the purchase... hehe I also bought a small pot of Petroleum Jelly so I have a back up.
Again, I was too excited to try it out so I never really read the directions. The first time I used this, I washed my face with water then applied the balm. The stuff itself looks like liquified orange jelly and smells like orange too, hence the sticker at the upper right corner of the packaging. It smells good enough for you to taste a bit of it. So after a minute, I tried to rinse it off. But it didn't rinse off easily because, again I didn't read the back much just knew about this last night, it contains "Mandarin Orange Peel Oil " and "Olive Fruit Oil". So, imagine washing your face with olive oil and rinsing it afterwards. It doesn't feel like you really rinsed it off.
Before using the cleansing balm

It was quite stupid of me to, after my first attempt, dry off my face and apply the cleansing balm again. I rinsed it off again and then used my daily facial wash to remove the cleansing balm entirely. So by now, you must know that it wasn't all successful, on the cleansing balm's part because I used facial wash afterwards. Or was it successful?

After using the cleansing balm twice then rinsing it off entirely with facial wash.

And update: I just used it tonight. I followed the instructions and it remove my mascara. It just softened it a bit so I had to use the cleansing balm twice then use my facial wash. So I guess have to keep on searching.

But overall, it wasn't so bad. So if you're curious you can try it out for yourself and maybe it'll work for you.

And I just read from the local iWhite website that there's this 5-Step Botanical Skin Care System so I guess maybe that would help to. iWhite website: http://iwhite.com.ph/iwhite/product/items/?pid=mandarin-extreme

By the way, what MU removers have you tried to remove your mascaras? Any suggestions? :)

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

With Adam Comes Beauty: Part I

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the person who started or invented online shopping. I wouldn't be here if it weren't for you. Special mention to Paypal, too.

I have been an occasional online shopper for the past few years, but I have not tried buying cosmetics online. Let alone, from brands with instructions that I can hardly read.

Since I can not stop myself from my current obsession with Japanese cosmetics, I searched and stumbled upon Musingsofamuse.com's entry about shopping for Japanese cosmetics. She mentioned, you guessed it, Adambeauty.com, as one of her recommendations.

So, for the past few weeks I have been lingering around Adambeauty.com. I've been trying to stop myself from buying anything online at this point because I am awaiting several pre-order purchases for Korean and Japanese cosmetics. But the shopaholic in me was unstoppable so I succumbed to its call.

Yes, I placed an order at Adambeauty.com.

But I did not spend more than $7.00.

I just wanted to satisfy my shopping pangs. I also wanted to make sure that it is safe from someone who lives in Manila, Philippines, to order from Adambeauty.com without using EMS.

Yes, I did not use EMS... hehe I know its a gamble but $7.00 was all that was left in my Paypal account. So, I had to make do with what I have.

What did I order? Lemme show you...

I bought a Kiss Me Softsense Jelly lip essence... hehe It was cute looking and cheap enough to gamble on.

Moving on, I chose to pay through Paypal and ship through Hong Kong Post Registered Mail. So I'm hoping it would arrive in less than two weeks. HOPEFULLY...

It is very easy to shop at Adambeauty because it is well organized and everything is explained to you before you do anything that is life altering. And it has a bit of everything.

So, until then, keep your fingers crossed for me, will ya?

Saturday, January 31, 2009

"Parting is such sweet sorrow. "

I'm still thinking twice about letting go of my iPod. But I know deep in my heart that it is time for her to find a new partner in life. Honestly, I am not much of an avid listener. Only when I'm on long haul and out of the country travels do I lug my iPod with me so other than that I just keep it safely inside my closet. Tucked in together with the other love of my life, my Nintendo DS. hehehe I took a few photos of my beloved iPod.

I will miss my iPod a lot but it's time for me part ways with my dear gadget. Parting is such sweet sorrow.