Happy Birthday Ma!

Happy Birthday to the BEST MOM in the WORLD, Mama Charito!
I have no fancy or material gifts to give you ma because I know you don’t need nor want them. All you wanted in life is to be happy with us and to be a proud mom because your kids have grown up to be better persons. This is our gift to you ma, to be the best of we can be, to be someone you could be proud of, to be thankful of the life that you have given us.

You were not only the best mother but also the best grandmother in the world. You love my children so dearly with equality.

Yoga and Yoga Mats

I have not tried enrolling myself into a Yoga Class but I have been thinking a lot about it. I was inspired by Anne Curtis’ advertisement for a certain product. She was doing yoga and sitting on a yoga mat, showing her sexy body and yes I was green with envy. I am checking online shops to find dragonfly yoga mats because I read it somewhere that it is one of the most suitable yoga mats for a yoga master.

Yoga is one way of knowing yourself more, getting to know your inner self.

Cetaphil Goodies!

Say HELLO to what Manong LBC has brought to my doorsteps:

Yepey, another set of Cetaphil Goodies from Joel.

This is what I really love in being an online ambassador for Cetaphil. I receive a lot of products that I can really use. I only knew about Cetaphil Ultra Hydrating Lotion last month when Joel sent the first box full of goodies and it’s more than one month already that I am using the product and I see great result in my skin. I used to have dry, flaky skin, and I need to apply the lotion at least twice a day to get my desired result, that is fully moisturized and beautiful skin all day. But when I apply the Cetaphil Ultra Hydrating Lotion the result is totally awesome. I only have to apply it once a day and yet my skin is not dry even though I have to be out under the sun the whole day.

Your Choice : Cosmetic Surgery or Cosmetic Oil?

I am in my late 20s already and I think I should start using anti-aging creams in order for me to look young and stay young as long as I can. There are so many ways to stay young and look young nowadays. If you have money you can opt for a cosmetic surgery, it is quite expensive but yes it reduces a lot of wrinkles in your face and you can keep your younger looking skin for some time. But there are other techniques for women like you and me who are not celebrities and are scared of getting a surgery.

There are creams and pure oil for skin that can be applied to your face and body to maintain your young look. I have tried using day creams and night creams before and yes it is effective. It does reduce the fine lines of aging which starts to show at late 20s of age. Aside from that most of these products smooths and evens out skin texture and provides nourishment to your skin, thus without getting under the knife which is really scary. Cosmetic oil is another good choice for women who really don’t want to have cosmetic surgery but wanted to keep their young beautiful skin at bay.

You do not need to spend much on staying young and remain beautiful for a longer period of time. You just need to know the right products to use and keep a happy disposition in life to stay young and beautiful, because the number one reason of getting a wrinkle is stress and being angry so keep away from them if you can.

Cetaphil Skin Treats Promo

Being a Cetaphil Online Ambassador has its perks and privileges and one of them is knowing the current Promos about the product.

It is not a SECRET that CETAPHIL is the country’s most prescribed brand of Cleansers and Moisturizers by Dermatologists and Pediatricians and we are one of the many people who trusted this brand for so long already. Cetaphil is celebrating its 65th year in providing evidence-based skin care solutions for all skin types and in relation with its celebration, Cetaphil launches its CETAPHIL SKIN TREATS PROMO!!!

Get a chance to win a trip to Hongkong for two for 3D/2N in a hotel with a day pass in Disneyland for two and pocket money worth US$100. Just send a scanned copy of the official receipt of purchase of Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser 118mL and a photo holding the Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser 118mL with the following information:

  • full name
  • landline/mobile number
  • email address and send to IlovemyskinIlovecetaphil@gmail.com.

PROMO PERIOD : Promo runs from October 22 to November 22, 2012 and is open to all Filipinos 18 years old and above.

Follow @CETAPHILippines and @Jandrada96 on Twitter for more info.

Car Wash or Auto Shop?

My brother is planning to invest in a new business and I am helping him to decide whether it is the right business in this modern times. It is not easy to decide on what business venture you will invest your money these days because more and more people are into creating a business just like yours if they will see that you have so many customers/clients.

We are currently weighing the pros and cons of opening a “Car Wash” stall in our place or perhaps a “Body Building” shop for cars. It is not a secret that my brother is good in automotives so I told him that if he wants to run his own business it should be something that he really loves. And one of his hobbies includes cars so a car wash or an auto shop is a great venture that he will enjoy. But before we could start a business we need a new set of surface grinding wheels because the one that my dad owns got broken, and our carpenter needs it to build a new building for a “Car Wash” or “Auto Shop”.

I also told my brother to fix his mind already so that he could start buying the machines or gadgets that his new business needs. If he decided to start a “Car Wash” stall he needs a power spray and a foam sprayer to clean or wash the client’s cars. And if he decided to choose the “Auto Shop” he needs a vulcanizing machine, specialty fasteners, and other power tools that are used to fix a car. Yes, starting a new business is hard and expensive but it pays afterwards if you know how to manage it well, your capital will return to you sooner that you expected.

Sharing my Love for Horses

We used to have a horse when I was a little girl. My father bought one because we needed a horse to transport our crops from the mountains to the town. The road to our farm was unpaved, which made it quite hard to visit the farm without a transportation. But now that our town government has developed the roads to our farms, the need for horses has declined. Most people now own jeeps or 4WD trucks to visit their farm, and the trucks replaced the need for horses to carry our crops into town.

This is just one of the many uses of the animal we call a horse. I am a horse-lover myself and I am quite fond of horsey movies such as War Horse or The Black Stallion. I remember this Hollywood movie where a little girl plays the role of a jockey and they need to win the race in order to have the prize money and get their farm back from usurpers. I get all teary eyed whenever I watch this movie because of the love that the girl and the horse had for each other. I also remember saw this other movie about a rich young woman’s love of horses and trail adventures. She was so good at handling the horses and communicated with them by using her body language, and ooh, really loved her clothes. It was similar to those Gatehouse rider wear from places like equestrianclearance.com that I usually see most horseback riders wearing.

Sometimes I wonder what would have happened if I had pursued my love for horseback riding from a young age, maybe I would have developed the skills that an experienced equestrian needs then maybe, just maybe, I could represent my country in the next Olympics (a girl can dream).

Here, let me share a photo of me wearing horseback riding in my leisurely gear. This photo was taken in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 2 years ago. And believe me, there is a cute little story behind this little adventure. The horse was agitated during my ride and it galloped so fast that the Malaysian boy holding the rope was dragged behind us all the way, but it wasn’t scary at all because I was having FUN. By the way, this photo was taken before the horse ran away with me.

Car Air Filters should be changed regularly

My brother is an auto-tech graduate. He finished a 3 year course about automotives and I am glad that he chose that career path because we have cars and trucks and having a brother who knows almost everything about cars and trucks is bliss.

I have a Driver’s License, I know how to drive motorcycles, 4 wheelers and even 10 wheelers truck but once it breaks down I don’t know what to do. That is why I am so thankful that I have a brother who knows how to fix them and teach me what to do in order to keep our cars and trucks in smooth running conditions. He is the one who told me all about air separators for air compressors and why it needs to be checked out every once in awhile which I never given much thought before. I only think about that my car needs gasoline or diesel to run and I needed a good battery so that the engine will start running. But then again I realize that when the engine won’t start even though I have a new battery a full tank of gasoline, the problem might be the air filter elements for air compressors. You see the air filter is the one which traps the contaminants from the air. Air compressors needs to be serviced and checked regularly to avoid getting bigger car broke down problems in the future.

That is why we changed our car air filters regularly. Sometimes once every year or once every two years, it really depends on how we have used our cars and trucks for the last 12 months.

Getting Inked

For the longest time already, I have been thinking of getting a tattoo. But I just couldn’t do it because I might regret it. There are so many questions that keeps on popping on my mind every time the thought of having a tattoo runs on my mind. But last week, the bf got his tattoo fixed. It needs to be fixed because the first one who made it was not that good as a tattoo artist. Here, let me show you a “before” and “after” photo of the tattoo in his back:

The left side photo is the old tattoo he had on his back and the right one is the fixed one. See the difference? And NO, I am not encouraging you to get one, it doesn’t look good when you get old. Aside from that it is quite expensive to have a tattoo, if you feel like you really want one, try the tattoo stickers first at least it will easily be erased in case you don’t like the looks of it.