How to be wiser with money in 30 seconds-
When you change the way you think about money, you can get the best out of life.
Make the best happen. BPI.
Kultura ng skateboarding sa Pilipinas, patuloy ang pag-unlad.
Sa mga gusto itong subukan, paalala lang po, magsuot ng protective gear tulad ng helmet, knee pads at elbow pads.
Denim on denim outfit for 7107 International Music Festival
Another shot as captured by Style Bible-
Top from Miss Selfridge, skirt from Cotton On, shoes from Fit Flop
The girls in Japanese beauty and fashion magazines are really pretty and kawaii (cute in Nippongo).
They have a certain look and makeup style that’s different from the West.
If you want that kawaii look, you have Canmake to help you.
I was invited to Canmake’s event where they presented their Spring/Summer Collection held at the Makati Shangri-la.
The Japanese owners of the Philippine franchise talked to us about the brand.
She mentioned how Canmake is popular with the teens. But as years passed, the market grew with the brand, too. Women up to 40 are still fans of their products.
She also showed the typical Tokyo girl’s kawaii make-up.
I really like the cutesy pretty look so I have to be honest, this has been my makeup style for several years now, hehe!
Here are some of the items in their Spring/Summer Collection-
Candy Wrap Lip
Spring’s trendiest red lip gloss! A limited edition product that’ll definitely create a buzz in Manila!
A blush that highlights your face’s beautiful glow!
Glow Fleur Cheeks 05
The yellowish pink brush that’s starting to gain a cult following in Japan! Not to be outdone, its brush also got the “Hottest Brush Award” in the popular Jessica Code Magazine in Hong Kong.
Stay-On Balm Rouge
This is a tinted lip balm which goes on smoothly and doesn’t dry lips. I personally have this which I bought in Japan a few months back. It’s perfect for a day out in the mall, school or work.
It was a day of learning about makeup and mingling with fellow bloggers. Thanks for inviting, Canmake! =)
And to my dear readers, I honest-to-goodness love this brand so go ahead and check them out!
Canmake, available in Somera, Glorietta 2. Twitter and Pinterest: CanMakePhils, Facebook.com/CanMake
It was indeed a challenging but exhilarating workout!
Watch the video to find out more about Aerial Silk, the exercise that uses a special fabric.
I flew to Japan late last year for my honeymoon.
It was one of the best trips because first, it is Japan. How can anyone not love the country?
Second, it was an almost two-week vacation where stress and worries were put aside and hubby and I just enjoyed the present moment.
^That’s not my husband; he’s a samurai I met in Asakusa. =)
I’ll be sharing more about our trip in my future posts. As of now, here’s our 11-day itinerary for those who are planning to go there.
Just a heads up, we followed only 70% of the itinerary because sometimes it’s also good to not have a plan. Getting lost may help you end up in interesting places.
DAY 1 - Tokyo
Arrival at Haneda Airport
Shibuya: visit Hachiko statue, dining at Kamakura Ramen, Shibuya Center Town, shopping (Takashimaya, Shibuya 109), standing sushi bar at Uogashi Nihon-ichi, party at Shibuya night club
DAY 2 - Tokyo
sight seeing at Imperial Palace, East Gardens of Imperial Palace
Akihabara: electronics at Akihabara (Akiba), eat at @Home Maid Café
DAY 3 - Tokyo
sushi breakfast at Tsukiji Market, Kachidoki Bridge, seafood teishoku set lunch at Meshiya, dining at Tsukishima Monjya Street,
Ginza: check out Matsuya Ginza, Namiki-dori, Nihonbashi, Hermes flagship store, Dover Street, Sony Building and Shiseido Ginza
DAY 4 - Tokyo
Roppongi: Roppongi Hills, Mori Art Museum, Mori Tower
DAY 5 - Tokyo
Shibuya: Meiji Temple, ice cream in Shiroichi, Yoyogi Park, shop at Lafaret Harajuku, curry lunch or dinner at Curry Up
DAY 6 - Tokyo
Shinjuku: leisure walk at Kagurazaka neighborhood, crepes at La Bretagne Kagurazaka, steamed buns at Goju-Ban Kagurazaka, nightlife at Shinjuku Golden Gai
DAY 7 - Kyoto
Take shinkansen Hikari from Tokyo (between JR Tokyo Station and Shin-Osaka Station) to Kyoto (158mins) via JR Tokaido Shinkansen
Kyoto: street market Nishiki Market, Fushimi Inari Shrine, eat at Donguri Okonomiyaki, hot spring bath at hotel
DAY 8 - Kyoto
Kyoto: Golden Pavillion, UNESCO World Heritage Site Kiyozumi Temple
DAY 9 - Osaka
Take the Shinkansen Hikari directly from Kyoto to Shin-Osaka Station (15mins)
Osaka: Go to Dotonburi, Eat takoyaki at Ootako Takoyaki and okonomiyaki at Mizuno
Take the Shinkansen from Shin-Osaka Station to Tokyo Station
DAY 10 - Tokyo
Shinjuku: yakitori at Omoide Yokocho, shopping at Isetan Dept. Store, sightseeing at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Office, monk bar at Vowz Bar, authentic Korean dinner at Tonchang
Departure from Haneda Airport back to Manila
For the past week, I haven’t been sleeping well because of so many things running in my mind. So it was definitely a welcome treat to go on a quick weekend vacation to Tagaytay.
I love Tagaytay because of its fresh and cool air. It’s such a refuge from the hustle and bustle of the city.
We stayed in a homey log cabin. <3
To help me feel refreshed and energized, I brought with me a box of Smart C+ that the people from Oishi sent over.
What’s great about C+ is that it also contains 500mg of Vitamin C per bottle! That’s your daily dose of resistance-building Vitamin C.
It comes in three flavors: Lemon Squeeze, Orange Crush and Pomelo Grapefruit.
So think about your drink. Getting one that refreshes and gives you nutrients at the same time is the smart choice, right? =)
Smart C+ is available at leading supermarkets and grocery stores nearest you.
For more information, visit www.oishi.com.ph .
Leggings from H&M
Hair and makeup by Anna Vanessa Lo
Happy Valentine’s Day!
Care to know the aphrodisiacs that can help you and your partner be in the mood for love? <3
I was recently invited by De La Salle University’s Excel 2015 to speak to students about time management.
At first, I was like, “Me? Time management?!”, haha! But yes, I do try to cope with the demanding needs of work and relationships so I might be able to share a thing or two.
It’s always an honor and pleasure to be invited to speak. When I do have the time and personal insights to share, I grab the opportunity because it’s also my way of giving back.
Just so I can reach a bigger ‘audience’, I’m sharing my talk here in my blog. =)
If I ask you now, what is your most important and most valuable asset, what will it be?
Some might say their money, some might say their brains.
Money, it appreciates and depreciates depending on your hard work and circumstances. Brains, as long as you don’t stop learning, then it increases in value.
But honestly, your most important and most valuable asset is… TIME. Because each passing day, hour and second, is time you can NEVER bring back. We only have a finite amount of it.
As we all know, with so many things to do, so many choices available, it’s a challenge to be able to manage our time effectively.
As mentioned in the introduction, I juggle several things. I host and produce my own segment called Trending on GMA News TV’s News To Go. I host a Filipino-Chinese magazine show called CHInoy TV. I host events and weddings. I manage my beauty and lifestyle blog. I co-own a makeup business and store in Makati. In addition to that, I am a new wife, having gotten married just a few months ago.
So yes, you may say I am busy hehe. So how do I manage my time? Here are a few tips I’d like to share:
1) Jot it down. I used to have a hard time remembering things to do, so to organize my life, I bought a good ol’ notebook and pen. If something comes up, like a new task, I just note it down. Since most of you are techie, I’m sure you can do that with your smartphones. Create a list of things to do and a schedule as to when it should be done.
2) Prioritize your things-to-do by importance. Do the important and urgent tasks first.
3) Don’t procrastinate. If there’s anything we need to procrastinate, it’s procrastination. To combat it, I suggest just forcing yourself to start on the task. They say the first 10 minutes is the hardest, but after that, you’ll be in the zone and finishing the task will be a breeze.
4) From time to time, evaluate your time management. Look over your schedule and analyze how you are spending your time. If one area is suffering, find out which other area takes the bulk of your time and try to adjust accordingly.
5) Stop multitasking. Focus on one task at a time until it is done.
6) Spend less time on social media. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Candy Crush, etc- they are all entertaining but too much of it is a surefire way of wasting time. Spend one less hour on it and you have one more hour to focus on fulfilling your goals or spending time with your loved ones.
7) Acknowledge and reward yourself from time to time for a job well done. Grab your favorite cookie or treat yourself to a movie. This refreshes and motivates you for the next tasks or goals ahead.
8) Learn to say ‘no’. Saying no means saying yes to another aspect of your life. If you have too much on your plate, saying no to a project means more time for your family or friends.
Lastly, there are so many options and choices out there in the world. In our society right now, everyone is so caught up in trying to look and feel busy just so we can feel important.
But busy doesn’t necessarily mean productive or efficient. So instead of choosing to be busy, choose to be productive.
The difference between the two?
Busy is being frantic and overwhelmed with random things to do. Busy has no strategy, no purpose, no goals, no vision.
Productivity, on the other hand, moves things forward. Productivity is about results. Always ask, “What is on this list that is bringing me closer to my goals?”
Don’t fall into the ‘busy’ trap. Choose mindfully and choose wisely what you spend your time on, who you spend it with, and what you focus your energies on.
Time is irreplaceable. Respect it. Cherish it. Invest on it. Seize the moment.
Thanks for taking time to read! =)