What am I up to today? (07.11.2014)

Hello beautiful people! I had so much fun today. The fulfilling kind of fun. Fun that I have not experienced in a very long time. I’ve been working in the hospital for about 6 years now and I have to say it is a routine job. Don’t get me wrong, it’s the profession I studied for 4 years and yes, it pays the bills and I do love what I do but sometimes working in a toxic hospital burns me out. And once in a while I need a diversion. An outlet. Something I love doing other than being a Pharmacist. Today, the diversion I was looking for happened.

I am a big fashion junkie. I love clothes. The make up. The hair. The accesories. The whole entourage it comes with. One of my closest friends here who is a very successful make up artist, Yona Pacheco of Your Make Up Call, asked me to accompany her in one of her gigs for today. She had no one to go with and asked me. You know the feeling, just to have some one you know to be there with you in a pool of people you haven’t actually met but agreed to work with. So of course I said yes. Who would say no? She was actually asked to do a cover shoot for Brand Magazine. It’s a four year old magazine. An Urban Professional’s Magazine. It has everything from lifestyles to mobiles and gadgets, clothes and the latest fashion and even cars. They did the shoot here in Camayan Resort in SBMA with a Mini Cooper by the way.

So Yona did her thing with the make up. Worked her magic on them. She is by far one of the best MUA this city has ever had. And I’m not saying that because she is my friend. I’m saying it because I know it’s true. I’ve seen a lot of her works and everything is just amazing. She did my make up once when I was part of the entourage in my best friend’s wedding.

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I got really excited because I was really curious on how things work behind the camera. I got to help too. I did their hair. I helped out on the wardrobe department. A lot of talking with new people. These people? The epitome of the saying “When you’re having fun, you don’t have to work a day in your life.” It was a long but seriously fun day. So much fun!

Behind the scenes:

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Mario Alaman • Publisher/Managing Director of Brand Magazine

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Andrew Rodriguez • Managing Editor of Brand Magazine

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Steven Yu • Editor-In-Chief of Brand Magazine

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With Yhuong Botor, Fashion Editor of Brand Magazine

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Me with my good friend Yona.

If you have inquiries for Yona Pacheco you can visit her Facebook page here or her official website here and like her on instagram: @yourmakeupcall.
You can also visit Brand Magazine’s offical Facebook page here and please do grab a copy.

Until my next adventure. Don’t forget to like subscribe and follow. Have a nice day beautiful people!

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Turning Japanese

Last night’s dinner was at this new favorite Japanese Resto in SBMA. It has this cozy little minimalist ambiance, clean and simple. Just the way I like it. The food is superb, and the prices are affordable. A great substitute for expensive Japanese Restaurants. It is within reach and very accessible. Come and visit Chef Samurai!

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What am I up to today? (07.04.2014)

Today is rest day. Just like yesterday. But for today, I decided to spend some Me time. So I went to the mall. Initially, my plan was just to eat lunch and do some window shopping. But my friend Yona of Your Make Up Call was scheduled for some serious facial care at Illumina Aesthetics and asked me if I wanted to come. And since I can’t remember the last time I had my face cleaned by an expert, I decided to join her. I really need some serious facial care myself because I’m having this small rashes on my face and I don’t know what caused it. So I had it checked too. It turns out I have 3 conditions on my skin (1) Warts – a horny projection on the skin usually of the extremities produced by proliferation of the skin papillae and caused by any of numerous human papillomaviruses —called also verruca vulgaris. (2) Milia – is the technical term for small, hard, white bumps that can show up—mostly on the face—in just about anyone, including infants, teens, and adults. These frustrating yet benign bumps are incredibly stubborn, lasting for weeks, months, and sometimes longer! (3) Sebaceous hyperplasia – is the technical name for a benign bump on the skin that forms over time as a result of damage, leading to an ongoing problem with over-productive oil glands. These damaged oil glands can become enlarged and clogged in a very specific manner, displaying a soft or firm white or yellowish outer rim with a depressed center. The depressed center of these bumps is one of the primary ways you can tell you’re dealing with sebaceous hyperplasia, and not with something else such as a whitehead (milia).

So Dr. Calixtro advised me on what to do. I need my face cauterized but since I’m not prepared for that first I was adviced for some deep cleansing facial with seeweed mask and diamond peel. And I had myself scheduled for my cautery procedure next week. It feels good when you know your skin is clean deep down and you have to keep it that way. It may be a little heavy financially but it’s an investment for yourself.

If you want your skin checked too, you can go to Illumina Aesthetics and Slimming Center located at DML SFC Bldg. Lot 73 Labitan St. CBD, Subic Bay Freeport Zone, Olongapo City. Or contact them at (047) 250-7546. Take care of that skin too!

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Summer Wrap Up

I guess it’s safe to say that summer is really over. Gone are the days of hot, sweaty rendevouz on the pool sides and beach shores. In exchange for that, are the cold, bed weather days reminiscing the season that just left.

Well of course for me, my best summer season was still the summer of ’13. Nothing beats that. A month of non stop partying over the weekends. Beach hoping and pool swimming. Oh to be young, wild and free. But rest assured, this summer may not be as fun as the last but we still found time to lounge around and let the guys see a little sunshine to add to their already hot day.

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We Can’t Stop, We Won’t Stop

Hello! The weekend went by in a flash but it was well spent indeed. We, my friends and I, the basic bitches, have grown attached to each other that if a day goes by that we haven’t seen one another, it doesn’t feel right.

Viber is also currently overused by our group. We are so thankful for technologies now a days! If not for this, damn this group wouldn’t be this tight. Now distance is not a problem when communicating with one another. Social networking was never a problem either.

I’m glad all of this is happening because if not, our routine would be seeing-each-other-once-a-month kind of thing. I’m also really glad that we are extremely enjoying ourselves, making new friends, meeting new people, doing a lot of things that only we can understand and cope with, making plans and events together, going out even if it’s just running errands, dinner, drink up sessions, movie dates, coffee sessions, buying diapers, paying bills and so much more. Because if we haven’t pushed this kind of shenanigans together I bet you it wouldn’t be that fun and it would be that once a month kind of thing I was telling you about.

We are also each others vent out system. When ranting about other people, work, family, relationships and even if it’s just about those simple things. We can’t last a day with out talking to each other.

I do believe that we are just enjoying our life……..to the fullest……..while were young.

Que in music: WE CAN’T STOP

The weekend in photos!

SATURDAY.
That one steady day when we decided to just randomly meet up in the mall and do UA sugaring, eat dinner and drink coffee afterwards and tried our best to be sober but we were just too alcoholic to not drink and we ended up sleeping at Yona’s. So much for trying to be sober and fresh for Sunday’s event. Haha.

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I would include Sunday here but that is a totally different story. A long one that requires a new post and a lot of pictures. Ciao beautiful people!

No Regrets. Hashtag Habang Bata.

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JULY. How do I even start? A lot happened from the first day of this month up until the last. Those hoops I went through, those jumps I had to take, those hurdles I had to surpass and those rest I had to make. It made me a whole different kind of person. Also, you made me realize that there are a lot of emotions out there. Some I never knew even existed. You made me feel things to it’s highest intensity. Cry, laugh, happy, sad, annoyed, pissed, loved, appreciated, cared for and it goes on and on. And how can I forget, most of the time you made me feel drunk and hungover. I shall call you, dear July, my alcoholic month. Oh to be young, wild and free! Wouldn’t trade anything for that. And yes, when you have GOOD FRIENDS and ICE COLD BEER it’s all good because you have everything you need. Horns up!

Recap.

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Father’s Day.

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Impromptu meet up/dinner.

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Unplanned night out.

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Night cap.

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Breakfast and Errands.

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Selfie.

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Random chill night in a mini bar.

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Mecaella.

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The Bullies.

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Updating Jake.

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A Johnnie Walker night.

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Cheers to the night.

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Maitai date.

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Basic Bitches.

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Last of the Lasts.

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Drink up on a rainy night.

P.S. I have a lot of pictures but too lazy to upload. And also, some random drink ups and night outs have no pictures because it’s either I’m too busy having fun or too drunk to take photos.
Ciao beautiful ones!

Singapura 2013

WARNING: This post is long overdue.

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Last May 9-13, 2013, I have set foot in Singapore again with the whole family. It was my second time there but it always feels like it was my first. Of course the sister lives there so I’m guessing it won’t be my last either. I am forever inlove with the beautiful island. It was always a wonderdul experience. I got to do the things I wasn’t able to do the first time I was there and was able to do the things I did before again. Also, went to places and they never get old for me. Like for example, Universal Studios. No one is never too old for that. Fun times, beautiful people and happy places. Oh and yes! I get to shop like cray cray too.

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Airport pictures is a must! They have an awesome airport by the way.

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Stayed at the Mandarin Orchard.

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My Happy Place 🙂

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Family!!!

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View from the top. Was really scared it was wayyyy too high!

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Gardens by the Bay. Such a beautiful sight.

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The famous Marina Bay Sands.

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I wanted to ride but momma dear was too scared.

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Zeester dear!

Can’t wait to come back. Soon, I know I will 🙂 ciao!