January 17, 2019

Breathtaking Batanes

I started planning this Batanes trip 25 years ago when I first saw it at the late Susan Calo Medina's travel show. I knew this is a place I must visit with my husband, who was still then my boyfriend. 

Every year since then I'd plan a trip to this northernmost province of the Philippines but so many reasons hindered us from going.

Last February, I booked a ticket at Travel Fair via Airswift for a September Batanes escapade for our 25th year anniversary. Again, for the nth time, our flight was cancelled due to bad weather. 

January weather proved to be more cooperative and so John and I finally landed in Basco Airport last January 6. All the best things that happened in Batanes, from day 1, proved to be the most unexpected moments. 

Day 1. John helped this pretty young lady who's carrying so many food. Inside the plane, we started talking and we learned that she's a local form Batanes. Upon arrival at the airport, we waited for hours for our tour guide to pick us up but to no avail. They have completely forgotten about us. Good thing Leah was still there to assists us. She helped us find an accommodation, brought her to her house to have lunch and dinner. They were celebrating Three Kings at that time so we were lucky to have been served their famouse local dishes like Vunung. Leah even let us tag along to surprise the mother of her boyfriend who's celebrating her 62nd birthday that night.



Day 2 . We spent the second day with a joint tour with Bisumi Tour and Services (P5,500 per head for three days tour. Inclusive of lunch). We went to see Mt. Carmel Church, Pag-Asa Weather Station, Valugan Boulder Beach (where I met Kakai Bautista), Dipnausuhan Japanese Tunnel, Fundacion Pacita, Vayang Rolling Hills, Basco Lighthouse.


Day 3. Sabtang Tour.


Day 4.




Day 5.   On our fifth day, we went on a side trip at Spring of Youth, still under Bisumi Tour, This tour is not part of the usual three day joint tour so make sure you tell your tour guide if you want to see this hidden gem.



The question now is, sulit ba ang gastos sa Batanes? Yes, oo, sulit na sulit. I am the kind of person na masawain sa tanawin pero sa ganda ng kapaligiran at sa kabaitan ng mga mamamayan, siguradong babalik akong muli sa Breathtaking Batanes!

January 8, 2019

42 Years Challenge

Usong uso ang #10YearsChallenge lately so nakiki bandwagon ako. At dahil competitive ako, I did a 42 Years Challenge instead. ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜


Apatnapu at dalawang taong pagitan.
Nakaupo pa rin sa bangkuan.
Nakatingin sa kawalan.
Nag-iisip ng susunod na hantungan.
Lakwatsera na ako noon pa mang tatlong taon gulang๐Ÿ˜

January 7, 2019

HairX Hair Removal

A friend once asked me if given the chance to change a part of my body, what would it be? My answer was, "I wouldn't change anything but I'd like to be hair-free from arms to legs. I have achieved being hair-free in my armpits, legs and arms since 2010.

Last November, I achieved another milestone when I tried HairX Hair Removal for "down there".  I was offered by other laser hair removal to try their Brazilian laser hair treatment many times but I was kind of not ready back then for fear of painful procedure. For those who do not know what Brazilian laser hair removal is, it is pubic laser hair removal by laser specialists for those opting for no pubic hair whatsoever. It can either be full brazilian (completely no hair) or half-brazilian.

With HairX, I'm glad to experience hair removal process easy and worry free with the use of the newest technology and up to date practices that make the hair removal process almost pain-free.

I have to admit I feel so comfortable and clean without that hint of hair down there. Am I recommending HairX? Definitely, YES, because it is almost pain-free and their servcices is quite affordable.


Hair Removal have been a primary solution to lose that unwanted hair. There are several types of hair removal services such as shaving, plucking waxing, and the latest IPL technolgy. It has a lot of ups and downs. Let me give you a brief detail on each service:

Shaving removes hair using of a blade or razor by cutting the hair at the skin's surface. The advantage of shaving is that it's painless and the cheapest way. The effects are also instant. The downsides are hair still grows back quick, and the hair quality is much thicker. If not done properly, you can have razor burns, nicks and cuts. Ingrown hairs are also inevitable. You can use creams to soothe the area.

Waxing removes hair by applying hot or cold wax in the hairy area to make the hairs stick to the wax and pulls the hair in the opposite of hair growth.

HairX Hair Removal ensures that each procedure is as painless as possible, combining modern services with the latest state-of-the-art technology such as IPL hair treatments, Diode Laser machine, Lycon wax, and threading procedures for hair removal that is effective with long-term reduction results without the pain and distress. The IPL hair treatment (Intense Pulsed Light) uses a broad-spectrum, visible light that’s devised to remove shorter wavelengths and target the melanin pigment in the hairs located specific areas of the body.

Hair X also offers Power Brows Microblading, Body Massage and Foot Reflexology (in its S Maison branch only), plus Facial services(Glow, AquaFacial and Pristine Facial) and Skin Lightening Treatments (AquaLite, PristineLite, IV Glutathione, IV Placenta and IV Cinderella). Hair Removal have been a primary solution to lose that unwanted hair. There are several types of hair removal services such as shaving, plucking waxing, and the latest IPL technolgy. It has a lot of ups and downs. Let me give you a brief detail on each service:

What are the advantages of using IPL Treatment for hair removal?

Shaving removes hair using of a blade or razor by cutting the hair at the skin's surface. The advantage of shaving is that it's painless and the cheapest way. The effects are also instant. The downsides are hair still grows back quick, and the hair quality is much thicker. If not done properly, you can have razor burns, nicks and cuts. Ingrown hairs are also inevitable. You can use creams to soothe the area.

Waxing removes hair by applying hot or cold wax in the hairy area to make the hairs stick to the wax and pulls the hair in the opposite of hair growth. Waxing is the painful way to have those hair removed. And the hair should be at least a quarter of an inch too make the pulling out or hair effective. The good thing is that hair regrowth is a bit slow, which will only require you just one trip to the salon in a month. Hair that will regrow will also be finer. The pain becomes tolerable if you get accustom to waxing.

Laser Treatment utilizes laser to penetrate through the skin to target the hair shaft and inhibit hair growth. It essentially destroys the follicle, meaning it can achieve almost permanent removal. Typically, the hair in treated areas falls out within 2-3 weeks. Laser hair removal can be painful, with most people describing it as a “snapping” sensation against the skin, as well as a sensation of heat from the laser. Laser is a semi-permanent solution to a hair free legs, arms and pits The only con is that laser treatments are pricey, it will require several visits to achieve an almost hair free body.

HairX Hair Removal Branches:

HairX Hair Removal (Conrad)
2nd Level, S Maison, Marina Way, Mall of Asia Complex, 1300 Pasay City
T: (02) 772-4587 - M: 0915-774-3139
Operations: Mon-Sun (10:00AM - 10:00PM)

HairX Hair Removal (BGC)
2F Eight Forbes Town Road, Forbes Town Center, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig
T: (02) 403-6346 - M: 0977-855-5793
Operations: Mon-Sun (11:00AM - 8:00PM)

January 6, 2019

Beauty Lounge by Fine Image Salon

Life is too short to have boring hair.
This is by far the best I've had.
The color changes from red, 
to orange, to golden brown.
Thanks to Beauty Lounge 
 by Fine Image Salon 
 for this joyful crown.



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#OccasionsofJoy #redhair #longhair #FineImageBeautySalon #esprit #occasionsofjoyquotes #OOTD #fuschia #fuschiadress #golashoes #golapinkshoes  @ Rolling Hills, Batanes

January 5, 2019

Design Thinking for Visual Communication

Are you in a profession who need to know how to apply Design Thinking in your work? Are you a manager who need to learn, understand and apply concepts of Design Thinking to innovation projects, understand and use Design Thinking tools  and carry out prototyping of a proposed innovation concept? 

If you say yes to all of the above, then  Design Thinking for Visual Communication is the right Workshop  for you.


Objectives
The Design Sprint is a human-centered methodology for innovation and powerful driver of rapid brainstorming, development, decision making and learning. The 4 hour Design Sprint will enable you to behavioural insights and discover the human factor in innovation.

Workshop Fee: 2,200 (Introductory price)
Duration 4 hours
TIME: 1 to 5 PM

VENUE: 
Creative Nation Academy Office
Unit 214 Silver City, Frontera Verde cor. Doรฑa Julia Vargas Avenue Pasig City

Inclusions: 
- Certificate of Completion

Outline
• Knowledge Sharing
• Generating Ideas thru Sketch
• Decision-making 
• Prototyping
• Moment of truth!

Pre-Requisites
None  

Mode of Training
Workshop with hands-on activity by group

Rock Cleo Serevilla - Instructor for Design Thinking for Visual Communication

Rock Cleo is the Chief Creative Officer of Design Brewery. He has 5 years experience in Design Thinking which helped him to build a structure for the Creative Team of the biggest retail company in the Philippines. His works includes strategic design, driving organisational transformation and human-centred visual communication. He’s conducting Design Thinking workshops for SMEs and start ups. After 16 years working on corporate he is now focusing on his own business. Rock Cleo, is considered as the pioneer of Design Thinking in the Philippines.