Whenever I think about Mariah Carey, the first thing that comes into my mind is DIVA. So its really no surprise that OPI gives her a line that's called "Liquid Sand". This is a new variant from OPI which I believe would be coming out more in their collections.


I've been looking for an inexpensive heat protectant product, and luckily I stumbled upon the Prostyle Fuwarie End Curling Mist while strolling around Beauty Bar!

Korea Post #3: (Must-See Places!) Nami Island

ll be sharing about our trip to Nami Island, which is located outside of Seoul. We had to take a train (different from the subway system, sorry but I forgot the place where we took this, but its the nearest train station from Myeongdong).


Having dark brows and light hair has always been a problem for me. I have always tried to put a little hair dye on my brows (which I do NOT recommend for anyone to do because this may cause severe skin irritation OR burn your skin) to lighten them up, but it hasn't worked.


I finally tried the Sweet Orange shade of the Etude House Bubble Hair Coloring! Its a brighter shade compared to the Natural Brown, and makes your hair tons lighter.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Mano Po 6: Being Chinese Isn't All It's CRACK-ed Up to Be

Okay I just made a joke with the title. Hahaha! Try laughing guys, it helps!

Mano Po 6: A Mother's Love, stars the Megastar Sharon Cuneta with Kris Aquino as her best friend, Christopher de Leon as her husband, Zsa Zsa Padilla as her crazy-ass sister-in-law, and Heart Evangelista as her daughter.

The movie starts off with Sharon about to unveil a new tower she has named after her deceased mother. She uses Mandarin, oh no wait, she just says 'Xiexie' and then proceeds to use English, to thank those (ok I'll be honest, the movie uses a LOT of cheap looking people who don't really look like they deserve to be there) who came. She makes a speech about saying that her mother was her inspiration, and that sadly her children are not there. As an afterthought, she remembers she has one daughter there, in the form of Ciara Sotto.

I'm going to stop with the spoilers and move on to my thoughts.

Firstly, the movie had Christopher de Leon's name top billing the cast, but he was only on for about 10 minutes. On the other hand, Kris Aquino was there for the majority of the movie but only had the heading "WITH THE PARTICIPATION OF".

Second, Zsa Zsa Padilla acting like a crazy ass bitch is okay for the first 40 minutes of the film. But when she's crazy the whole time, it gets tiring. I hope she finds better roles in the future.

Third, why can't the cast learn the proper accent and enunciation of Chinese words? Everyone can learn that even for a few sessions. And if this is a movie about Chinese Filipinos, WHY do they use Mandarin for their personal conversations!? Don't majority of Chinoys speak Fookien? It also really irks me that they only use one-liners of Chinese. Then its English or Tagalog all the way. I get it, they can't speak it at all so they're trying to limit it to more known words (i.e. Piao xi is probably one of them.)

Fourth, they tried to establish Boots Anson-Roa's role as the matriarch of Sharon's family, but they really failed. I guess you can say that she did almost nothing but utter inspirational words to her daughter before she died...wait, hasn't she been the matriach of almost ALL the Mano Po movies? (ok major spoiler there, but if you're still reading this, I bet you won't even watch the movie)

Fifth, yes I am stopping at my fifth point, I would like Regal films, and Mother Lily for that matter, to stop portraying Chinoys in a stereotypical fashion. Or they should just stop the Mano Po series.

To be honest, this installment was definitely better than Mano po 5, which starred Angel Locsin and Richard "I-can't-act-to-save-my-life" Gutierrez which was just horrible. But Heart delivered as a convincing bitchy daughter. I can't say the same for Dennis Trillo because in the middle of the movie I just wanted to lend him my highest pair of heels.

Oh and on a final note, can't they think of a better plotline of how "bad" the bad guy is aside from making the rich Chinoy involved in a drug or trafficking ring? Can't they just make him the bookie for the sports bets or something else?

P.S. Mother Lily firmly believes that Mano Po 6 should've gotten the Best Picture award. Are you kidding me!? The shots were and the sound recording were so bad!

P.P.S. Sharon won Best Actress and Heart won Best Supporting.

Saturday, December 26, 2009


Its that time of the year again when Filipino directors overdo themselves by making more than 1 movie for the season...it's the Metro Manila Filmfest!!!

For those who are unaware what this is, this is done during December 25 until around January 6 where foreign films are blocked off from Philippine theaters and an all Filipino smorgasboard is there for everyone to feast on.

Its secretly my most favorite time of the year because I get to laugh, cry or just scratch my head with everything I see. In support of the festival, Pinay Tinapay will bring you daily reviews of the movies out there. (ok everything maybe except for PANDAY...please don't make me start on my severe hate for Bong Revilla)

In a few days from now I'll be coming out with the first review, which is Mano Po 6. Stay reading!:D

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Gelatissimo Now Open in Greenbelt 5!

Finally, the long wait is over! We passed by Greenbelt 5 and chanced upon catching Gelatissimo's soft opening today. I was curious to see how different (or similar?) this gelato shop would be compared to the others, so we eagerly went up to the counter despite the small crowd already gathered inside.

Ah, wonders never cease to amaze me. The small crowd was there because the owner was apparently handing out free samples for anyone who approached the counter. I was able to try out a total of 5 flavors: Vanilla, Mocha Nut Crunch, Lemon (which was too sour for me even though I love lemon flavored anything), Strawberry, and Choc Hazelnut. We eventually decided on getting 2 flavors, particularly the last two because these were the ones that left the most lasting impression on us. The owners are very accommodating and would heap samples on you if you look like you still can't decide.
We managed to grab a table despite so many people trying out the gelato! So what are my thoughts?
First, the gelato is very creamy. You would think its ice cream, except its not. Surprisingly, eating strawberry and choc hazelnut together isn't bad at all! I thought they were a bit lacking on the flavors but the owner explained that one of their gelato machines broke down. They were having a Christmas Chocolate Festival which is why most of their flavors right now are chocolate.
Second, I thought that the gelato needed more ingredients. The strawberry tasted fine, but as for the choc hazelnut, you would see nuts on top of the gelato when you order it but none are combined with the actual thing. I like my gelatos more of the fruity kind, but I am looking forward to trying out more of their flavors next time.
I would say not bad! If I was looking for dessert and happened to be in GB5, I would head for this place. 1 flavor costs around PHP110, 2 flavors cost PHP160, and 3 flavors cost around PHP195. Pretty pricey, but its Greenbelt 5, what did I expect?

Monday, December 21, 2009

Can Miriam be incapacitated from running for office?

Someone wants Miriam Defensor-Santiago out from the senatorial race because of her "unsound mind".

I was watching the evening news and found out that a certain Atty. Pangcoga has filed a petition with the COMELEC alleging that Miriam has a mental disorder and should be disqualified from running.

He voiced his concern over her recent proclamations in Senate (God, where do I start?), stating that these are "unparliamentary" behavior and that she only uses her position to defame and slander people. He basically said that she is insane, because she has such symptoms: “delusion of grandeur," “flight of ideas," “mood swings," “penchant for lying," and “paranoia."

I'm not really complaining because watching Miriam is entertaining.

But of course we have to focus on the legal aspect of this. Hence the question, can one be mentally incapacitated from running for office?

The 1987 Constitution only has the following requirements for one to be eligible as a Senator:

No person shall be a Senator unless he is a natural-born citizen of the Philippines and, on the day of the election, is at least thirty-five years of age, able to read and write, a registered voter, and a resident of the Philippines for not less than two years immediately preceding the day of the election. (Art.VI, Sec.3)

Let's look at that requirement of being a registered voter. The COMELEC only requires that one has to be:

a) 18 years old and above

b) Has resided in the Philippines for at least one year and in the place wherein he proposes to vote, for at least six months immediately preceding the election; and

c) Is not otherwise disqualified by law, such as any person who has been sentenced by final judgment to suffer imprisonment of not less than one year; any person adjudged by final judgment of having committed crimes such as rebellion, sedition, violation of the firearms laws and against national security; insane or incompetent person as declared by competent authority.

Let's look at those requirements again. Notice the 3rd one which says, "IS NOT OTHERWISE DISQUALIFIED BY LAW" and then it proceeds to enumerate instances when one is considered disqualified. Among these is "insane or incompetent person as declared by a competent authority". A competent authority in law is defined as one who is an expert or an authority on a subject matter. 

According to Atty. Pangcoga's counsel, Miriam's attending physician was a psychiatrist at a psychiatric hospital where she was treated. 

Are dramatic words strung together (I LIEEED!!!) plus seeing a psychiatrist until now enough to prove that one is insane and disqualified from running for government? I guess we'll see in the upcoming months what the COMELEC will finally decide.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

What's your go-to Christmas Song/Album?

My friend was asking me the other day what was my go-to Christmas album whenever December rolls around and I already want to feel the holiday spirit. I immediately answered this album, Taylor Swift's Sounds of the Season. This was released back in 2007 after her debut album.

We all know how Taylor Swift dominated country music at a young age, her sweet voice is just too endearing!

Tracklist includes:

1. "Last Christmas" 3:29 (George Michael)
2. "Christmases When You Were Mine" 3:06 (Taylor Swift, Liz Rose, Nathan Chapman)
3. "Santa Baby" 2:41 (Joan Javits, Philip Springer, Tony Springer)
4. "Silent Night" 3:32 (Josef Mohr, Franz Xaver Gruber)
5. "Christmas Must Be Something More" 3:53 (Taylor Swift)
6. "White Christmas" 2:53 (Irving Berlin)

Christmases when you were mine sounds a bit like Teardrops on my Guitar but Christmas version. 

What about you? What's your go-to Christmas album? Or song?

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Sale at Mango!

Hello girls (and guys?)! I know its been a while since I've updated, but even if I'm busy as of the moment, I just had to post this:

Once again, it's the Mango Fashiontastic SALE! Just in time before Christmas, we can all splurge and get that perfect outfit for the holiday season.

See you girls there!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Ateneo Turns 150!

I just wanted to take this time to greet my beloved school, the Ateneo de Manila University, a happy Sesquicentennial!:D

Ateneo really had a great contribution in molding me into who I am today, sadly we were bogged down with classes today that we missed attending the mass in Church of the Gesu.

Nevertheless, congratulations to the entire Ateneo community, and here's to continuing the legacy of being men and women for others.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Presidentiable #6: The Unknowns Part I: JC Delos Reyes

I admire people who run for President even without having anything under their belt to bolster their popularity with. Erap has his ads, Villar has his house in Tondo, and Gordon has his former position as Mayor of Olongapo.

This guy (who looks like a matinee idol in his polo barong) is JC Delos Reyes, a name I believe he should change because the only JC I have ever known was waay back in elementary school.  He is Ang Kapatiran's Presidential bet for 2010.

He was a councilor in Olongapo and part of the City council. Aside from those, that's pretty much all I know about him. 

In tonight's replay of ABS CBN's Presidential Forum, someone asked him how many houses did he have and how money he has in the bank. He said that he has a house in Baguio (which he built himself because he's apparently in the bricks business) and has a rent-to-own unit somewhere. He said that he has "negative 5 million" in his bank account due to his start-up business. Maybe he was a little exaggerating on this part, but oh well.

Although I admire those who still run without having the complete machinery to back them up, I also want candidates who are realistic. Someone who was a Councilor thinks he can become a President just like that? I don't know.

What I also do not like about this particular candidate is that when asked what he would do on his First 100 Days in Office if he is elected, he said he would go on a retreat to enable him to face the fact that he is now running a country. Shouldn't he be doing that NOW if he's really serious in running?

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Watch Ninja Assassin NOW! (and forget about those stupid vampires please)

All right I'll admit it. I am an avid RAIN (Jung Ji-hoon) fan (omg if you don't know who he is STOP READING THIS--no wait I was only kidding!), I've been his fan ever since he released his "It's Raining" album, have watched all his soaps, his movies, and now that he has had the success of having a starring role in a Hollywood flick, I of course had to support this.

I honestly had second thoughts about watching it, because a lot of reviews compared it to Kill Bill which I detested. I didn't like how it was unnecessarily bloody and gory. But hey, this was Rain, so my sister and I even attended a special screening for Rain fans just to watch it:

LOL ultimate fangirl-ness has to pose with the topless picture.

I seriously did not expect it to be good. But thank God I was wrong! It wasn't a purely macho flick that only guys would enjoy themselves, it was very entertaining, and the chemistry between the Asian actor and the American actress wasn't forced. The action scenes were great, yes it was pretty bloody, but I thought it was okay because there were so many people getting smacked around anyway.

This post is actually a campaign for you to go out and catch the film while you can. I've already watched it twice, and was surprised that a lot of people were also watching it on a weeknight. It's already on its 2nd week and it's popularity is due to word-of-mouth opinions on how good it is! Go go go waaatch!:D

Neyo Live in Manila, The Gentleman is Back!

Ne-yo is coming back to Manila on January 9, 2010 at the SM Mall of Asia Concert Grounds!

This is definitely a good early Valentine date for those lovers out there because Ne-yo will be singing his variety of hits including “Go On Girl”, “Closer”, “Mad”, “Because of You”, “When You’re Mad”, and “Do You” among others.

Tickets are available at all TicketWorld outlets. For inquiries and reservations, you may call 891-9999.

VVIP PhP 7725.00 (Reserved Seating)
VIP PhP 5665.00 (Reserved Seating)
PLATINUM PhP 4120.00 (Reserved Seating)
GOLD PhP 2575.00 (Free Seating)
SILVER PhP 1545.00 (Standing)
BRONZE PhP 515.00 (standing)

Gift Lab Holiday Bazaar @ The Rockwell Tent

Get great deals from over 90 merchants at the GIFT LAB HOLIDAY BAZAAR on December 5 & 6, 2009 from 10:30 am to 10:00 pm at Rockwell tent!

GIFT LAB is a wholly unique selling event that showcases booths of ready-made and customizable gift items. Their aim is to create a festive shopping environment filled with tastefully crafted products for our shopper’s convenience.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Akala mo walang Upper East sa Pinas? MERON KAYA!

Coming across a tweet from a friend which said: "http://bit.ly/74mQk6 ...sorry if you're connected to this restaurant somehow, but yuck. no effing way! - - - umm seriously?" Naturally curiousity made me click on the link and this is what I found:

Apparently UPPER EAST is a restaurant found in Salcedo Village, Makati. Whoever penned the write-up sounds like someone stuck a foot down somewhere. Their words of encouragement make me want to dine there so bad just to establish that I am part of the upper class of Philippine society (which I am not):

Just don't expect to dine whenever you want to.

After all, UPPER EAST is not always open for business. We close our doors when we want to, and we certainly won't wait around for guests who, frankly, need to get a move on. No lunch is served after 1 p.m. and no dinner after 9 p.m.

UPPER EAST is not for scrooges and stiffs. We tolerate sharing, although it's not exactly de rigeur, is it? As for splitting? The fine is set at P250, not including our wait staff looking down their noses at you.

This is the UPPER EAST experience. And this is the price you pay... if you can get in.

From the above, I'm guessing that it's an inexpensive place because that's the kind of service you get.

The restaurant is ran by students and teachers from AHA, which stands for American Hospitality Academy. I have honestly never heard of that school. I'm sure they've eventually churned out great chefs, but if the chefs they create are those that think they're more important than others, well I'm not expecting anyone to dine in there even if they don't want to.

Has anyone eaten here? Is the write-up as correct as they want it to be or is it just a trying hard tactic to get people to talk about them?

Whoops! Totally forgot to give the link to their website: http://www.ahaphil.com/uppereast.html

Sunday, November 29, 2009

There's a New Dog in Town...

If you're always frequenting the Shangri-la mall in Edsa (unlike me), I'm sure you know this particular dog:

He's actually a resident bomb sniffing dog for the mall itself:

In the midst of all the black labradors that march along the shiny floors, you'll see this funny-looking pooch walking with the rest of them. And they even dressed him up in a Santa outfit so he'll be coordinated with his handler.

So does he make you feel safe amidst all the recent bombings that occur in the Metro Manila malls?

He sure does!:D He's too cute! Hahahaha!!!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Angel Locsin @ the Emmys

Angel Locsin was nominated for the category of Best Performance by a Female Lead for Lobo in the recent Emmys. She naturally graced the American press with her presence at the red carpet.

What was she wearing to this absolutely epic event? None other than this:

Okay I don't know why she's wearing a medal around her neck. Can someone enlighten me on this? The skirt looks like it's made from straw (you know like the lubid-straw that's used to tie balikbayan boxes) and it looks like she's sprouting tentacles!

Plus, her boob fat's showing: 

Boob fat is actually that thing on the side of her boobs. That's what it is. I don't think this is the right neckline for her. She should've gone for the halter or the scoop-neck line. The dress makes her look fat! Am I the only one who sees this?

Her make-up was flawless though, snaps has to go to her make-up artist.

I guess she just made a statement, and that is: Filipinos aren't really known for their killer fashion sense.

CBCP Announces that December 8 is NOT a holiday for Catholic Schools

So I was greeted today with the news on our school bulletin board (go figure where I study, I give out enough clues as it is) that the CBCP has apparently declared that December 8, or the Feast of the Immaculate Conception is NOT a holiday for Catholic schools.

First of all, I was very very disappointed. We law students take the chance of every holiday that comes around to have the opportunity to get a bit of rest AND catch up on our readings. Second, isn't the Immaculate Conception a holy day of obligation for all Catholics? The reason it became a holiday was to let the majority population of the Philippines go to church and honor Mother Mary.

All my life I have studied in a Catholic school. This is the 1st time the CBCP has declared it to be a non-holiday just because of the many holidays we have been experiencing. Listen CBCP, it's ONE DAY, not an entire week.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Mangadudatu Massacre: Death Toll Rises to 39

This just scary and way violent. Let's please pray for all the victims of this tragedy.

It was reported yesterday that a brutal massacre occurred in Maguindanao, wherein around 40 people were beheaded, mutilated and killed all belonging to the Mangadudatu clan.

The wife of Esmael Mangadudatu, was on the way to file the nomination of Esmael, her husband, to contest the governorship of Maguindanao against Datu Andal Ampatuan, the head of a powerful local family.

The dead bodies has already risen to 39, so far only 4 have survived the attack. 

The southern Philippines is riven by clan rivalries, including one between the Mangudadatus and the Ampatuans. Many politicians and elected officials in the region maintain well-equipped private armies.

Ampatuan has been elected governor of Maguindanao three times previously, always unopposed, although he resigned from the post earlier this year, apparently to circumvent term limits on elected officials.

One of his sons is the governor of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, an area which covers six provinces.

None of the Ampatuans made any coment to local or foreign media.

President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo condemned the violence and ordered her top security officials to "personally oversee military action" against those behind the killings.

"No effort will be spared to bring justice to the victims and hold the perpetrators accountable to the full limit of the law," she said in a statement. "Civilised society has no place for this kind of violence."

Article & picture taken from: http://www.reuters.com/article/latestCrisis/idUSSP511463


Thursday, November 19, 2009

Mathematical Equations with Krista Ranillo

So I was thinking of a topic to write about in my next post, and naturally my friend suggested the brou-haha over the Manny Pacquiao-Krista Ranillo controversy.

I think that my fellow bloggers have said enough over the matter and think it's high time we figure out why Krista Ranillo looks so damn familiar even if she hasn't been around for long! I finally figured it out last night:


Kekekekekeke!!! What do you guys think? Does it add up, or is it a totally wrong equation?

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

PARAMORE Live in Manila!

Get ready as Paramore will rock Manila on MARCH 9,2010 in the SM Mall of Asia Open Grounds at 8pm!


P10K (super vip)
P3670 (vip)
P1838 (gold)
P520 (silver).

All sections are free standing.

I guess we'll be hearing ang pambansang kanta ng Pilipinas..."that's what you get when you let your heart wiiiin whoaaaaaaaaa..."

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Pacquiao is LEGENDARY.

Manny Pacquiao has succeeded in making history yet again. The pound for pound king defeated Miguel Cotto earlier today for the WBO Welterweight title.

So proud of this guy who has made his country proud by doing what he is best at. To all the haters, go awaaaaay! (this is directed to that dude who was complaining about Pacquiao's cover in the Time magazine about not being "significant" enough) 

Cotto deserves a warm applause for being a fighter until the end, and for being humble even in defeat.

Tomorrow should be a national holiday.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Korean Cultural Festival!

On November 19-27, the Korean Embassy will be hosting a Korean Cultural Festival (perfect for all Koreans living here [who consist about 1/3 of the population in Makati alone] and for those who are Korean at heart) to celebrate the 60 years of diplomatic relations between the Philippines and Korea.
The festival will feature Korean food, dance, arts, music and theater! The event will start with  a "Taste Korea!" Food Festival at Edsa Shangri-la Plaza from Nov. 19-23. It will feature a cooking demonstration of popular Korean dishes, an exhibition of Korean agricultural products like Korean tea, and a presentation of Korean cookbooks and fine selections of special pots, pans, and dishes. Visitors will get a chance to eat samples of Korean food like japchae, kimchi, and bibimbap. On November 25, the National Dance Company of Korea will present "Dance of Chun-Hyang," which will feature traditional Korean dances. Samulnori, a genre of percussion music that originates from Korea, will be presented on November 26 by the Noreum-Machi troupe. Both musical events will start at 8 p.m., at the CCP.

Finally, there will be a Philippines-Korea Friendship Parade along Roxas Boulevard in Manila will start at 10 a.m. on November 27. More than a dozen floats and thousands of marchers will demonstrate Korean customs and tradition. The free K-pop concert takes place on the same day, featuring the famous boy band SHINEE whose song "Ring Ding Dong" is number 1 across all music charts in Korea. You can catch them at 3 p.m. at the CCP.
Their song is actually being played in MYX right now aside from other K-pop videos such as 2ne1, Rain and Big Bang! Watch the video here:

Info was taken from: http://www.pep.ph/news/23817/Korean-Cultural-Festival-to-feature-K-pop-boyband-Shinee

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Manny Pacquiao on Jimmy Kimmel Live: You Know It's the Manny!

I was surprised when I received tweets saying that Manny Pacquiao was on Jimmy Kimmel Live! last November 4. There were a lot of Pinoys in the audience! Ultimate Pinoy Pride! Anyway here's the video of his appearance on the show:

The question about Pac-man was funny. Hahaha!

I loved it when Jimmy Kimmel said that Manny is coming into the fight with Cotto in a very humbled way, that he's not going around saying, "Imma beat some Cotto, call me the Mexi-cutioner!!!" (ok that last part I made it up.)

And of course, Manny charms the audience with singing 'Sometimes When We Touch'!

(Awkward huuug)

The fight against Cotto is set on Nov. 14.

My ending message will be in a form of a video also featuring a Pacquiao Halloween special:

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

The Ultimate Girls' Night Out!

Another sale to brighten your doldrums during this rainy season!

Happening at the Rockwell tent on Friday, November 6, 2009, Metrobank Credit Cards invites you to the Ultimate Girls' Night Out, a big bazaar where you can get up to 70% off the participating big brands! The bazaar opens at 11:30 am, and there will be a party at 6pm.

Admission is open to everyone, but Metrobank credit card holders enjoy free admission and other perks. There will be a fashion show plus an after-party! 

As a Metrobank credit card holder, I will definitely be there with bells on! See you there!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Elianto Miracle Multiplex BB Cream Review

BB Cream stands for 'Blemish-Balm Cream', and it has been attributed to be the secret to the Koreans' pearly white clear skin. So many people have been asking me about this (I guess they assume since I like K-pop I naturally know about their skin secrets?), but I have yet to try them, until today!
I first encountered a BB Cream when my friend Lamb told me about that The Face Shop finally had one, but she hated hers because it made her look like a ghost. I tried swatching it out for myself but I also did not like the shade.
But now I went to Elianto and found out that theirs is actually available in 3 shades (Soft beige, nude beige, and warm beige)! Pretty handy because not all Filipinas come in stark-white form. So I tried it out for myself, and decided to buy myself one, just to test out if the BB cream craze is really true.

It's available in 2 kinds, the Miracle White Multiplex BB Cream and the Miracle Multiplex BB Cream (it's just that the former has the word WHITE in it, while the latter doesn't, let's just call them gold and green). The basic difference between the 2 is that the gold is for women 25 and up, because of its anti-wrinkle and firming properties while the green one is for 18-25 (not suitable for minors!), and has oil control and brightening features. The SPF of the gold is also higher at 45 and the green is only at 25.

I tried the green out (since I am 22), and here's how it looks on my face:
I honestly feel that my webcam does not give the product justice because when I look in the mirror, most of my blemishes are gone. The coverage is pretty light though, and gives off a nice sheen. The oil control isn't that much, I think I still need to apply blotting powder.
What to expect:
Do not expect that this will be give you a matte, full-on coverage. I wear foundation everyday because my skin sucks without it, and I think this is a nice solution for anyone looking for something they can use daily. Don't forget to test it out on yourself before buying. I thought it was pretty expensive (PHP699), especially because I recently bought a  more expensive foundation. It's scented, which might turn some people off, but I like how it smells. Therefore, smell first before buying!

Other words of advice (how to use it wisely)!:
Squeeze the tube upwards instead of downwards for less product wastage. The tube is very squeezable so if you do it downwards a lot of excess product comes out. Use your fingers for placing the product on your face instead of a brush. Dab some on your hand first before placing on your face. Smooth out everything with your foundation brush/sponge. (the pictures are BACKWARDS! Will fix this later ugh)
Whoops, sorry for the extremely long entry, I wanted to give a full review for BB Creams because this is my 1st time using one.:)

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Presidentiable #5: Noynoy Aquino--OK I get it, celebs endorse you!

Check out the MV for Noynoy's presidential campaign:

Some notes:

1) I will never vote for anyone that Regine endorses, just because I remember her saying she is the "freaking Regine Velasquez". She needs to trim her hair or at least get some layers. That is one shagged up 'do. Whose idea was it to make her sit around a campfire, anyway?

2) Is it just me or did the kid change in the first part after she gave out the torch?

3) Sharon Cuneta...I didn't think she would get any bigger than her Smart billboard. But she did. Definitely in this MV.

4) Boy Abunda is like Kokuum, sounding out the drums of war!

5) Maja Salvador just stepped out of her ad for RC Cola with Kim Bum and into this shoot.

6) Someone didn't inform Bea Alonzo that this is an ad for Noynoy and not for Kasheica.

7) Greatest ending ever! A quick scroll of EVERYONE who made the MV. 

I gotta be honest, I am not voting for Noynoy. Why? I just don't want to! I am entitled to my vote! This MV was painful for me to watch, it focused too much on the celebs rooting for Noynoy instead of focusing on the different sectors that was obviously just inserted into the video to try to prove a point (Muslim, fishermen, basketball players?). What is his platform? WHAT DOES HE WANT FROM US!?!? Okay, I get it, you're chummy with the stars! But what are you going to do?

I want a President who has a side and who can speak out his mind. I want a President who can see opportunities, take action, and make even a bit of progress for the Philippines. Is anyone out there qualified to do this? (No Erap, I am not talking to you!)

Friday, October 30, 2009

Halloween, anyone?

Halloween! It's such a fun occasion plus a great excuse to dress up in any extreme get-up you want! Who are you going as? I felt the Halloween spirit in SM Megamall earlier so I bought myself a Halloween Dilly Bar from Dairy Queen:

Stem's off because I already bit into it before I realized I wanted to take a pic! Sooo so cute!

Anyway if you have no idea what to do for Halloween this year, try these suggestions:

For the clubbing crowd, there's the BIG FISH Cream Halloween Ball happening at the A-venue Mall in Makati Ave. The event starts around 10-ish and they're giving away a Nokia 5530 XpressMusic phone to the winner of the best costume! For tickets & VIP tables Call 6327762 - 6348238.

But for those with kids and who are also young at heart, Rockwell Powerplant has its Wizard's House of Wonders on Oct. 31, 2009 at the Rockwell tent. Tickets are priced at PHP500 which is already for 1 adult + 1 child. Halloween fun starts as early as 11am!

But for horror-flick fans, here's a treat for you! There will be a Rockwell's Fright Night at 9pm on Oct. 31, 2009 at the R5 Level, Cov Courts of the Powerplant Mall. Tickets are at PHP300 each with unlimited ice cream from The Ice Cream Bar. This sounds like a cool deal to me.:)

Have a Happy Halloween, but don't forget to remember your loved ones who have passed away when November 1 and 2 comes around.:)

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

GMA: No matter how you look at it, it still looks bad

What greets you after checking your Yahoo! Mail?

This ad on the right side of your screen:

Completely surprised me! I have never known of a President who has ADS of herself in websites! Oh well, it IS the new millenium...but still!!!

Yup, that is our dear President hugging an unknown person, whose face they did not even have the guts to show.

Me, as a natural curious person, clicked on the link (but it suddenly occurred to me that SHE might be getting revenue from the CLICKS! OMGSSH), and guess what, it's a website dedicated for her!

Mar Roxas and GMA have got 1 thing in common: they love them oldies!

What caught my eye was this link when you go downwards:

You have a friend request from your president. NYAHAHAHAHAH!!!

Halloween post coming up soon. :D

October Make-Up Haul!

Someone is going to totally kill me for spending too much on make-up recently. But don't I deserve every little bit of happiness???
1) Laneige Snow Crystal Duo Foundation 
I finally bought it! The woman was trying to convince me to buy the oil-free one instead, but my mind was already made up before she even said anything. It has a nice, dewy finish which is great for everyday use, not too matte but has great coverage.
Before you buy this, remember to tell the woman to apply it first on your face. Not just your jawline, but your whole face! You just test the color swatch on your jawline then when you've picked the right shade for you, ask her to apply it. Check the coverage and finish afterwards. Then don't buy the product yet! Walk a few minutes around the mall or wherever to see how it looks like after it sets. If you're still satisfied, go buy! I honestly recommend doing this to every foundation you buy. Don't be shy to ask the saleslady and test it out first because you have to remember that you will pay good money for a good foundation.
Anyway its a "duo" foundation because it has a concealer inside!

I think this is a good buy because you're getting 2 products in one. Plus it's the same shade as your foundation so it will be easier to coordinate the 2 shades.
The packaging: So cute, it has a snowflake design! (Bad bad pictures I know, my digicam cannot be found)
The inside of the box is PINK!
And the dispenser:The pump dispenser really saves you the product use and isn't prone to wastage. Really convenient!
It has a MANUAL inside! This is the first time I've ever seen a manual inside a make-up product. Don't forget to read this before using it!
So so cool, the things Koreans think about in putting into their product.
Plus all the freebies I got from Laneige from their different cleansing products:
I think you're only suppose to receive 2 samples, but the woman was so guilt-stricken because she promised me a free lipgloss for every PHP1,000 worth of products you buy. Unfortunately they were out of stock for that freebie, so I got many samples instead.
The foundation is pretty expensive, it's PHP1,800, but because of the pump dispenser, it would take me a year or so before I finish this. The price is a foundation AND a concealer, so it's a great buy!

2) In2it Extra-long Lasting Liquid Eyeliner
If you read my Aug-Sept make-up haul entry, I made a review on one of their liquid liners. I wanted to add that that specific liner made me nuts because the end tip lost its ink after a few weeks of use. Only the side parts of the pen remained in good working condition! How frustrating is that?! I tried putting on my eyeliner using the pen sideways but it was just hopeless.
So I bought another one, and since I'm a fan of cheap liners, I still went with In2it, getting their EXTRA LONG LASTING liner (I think this line was meant for me), since my ultimate problem is that my liner disappears during the day.
I wanted to do a sample swatch for you guys but I don't have a digicam with me right now so I wasn't able to. But it's on my eye right now and I've tried smudging it and everything, it still hasn't moved! I guess I'll only be able to do a test on how extra long lasting it is by tomorrow, but hopefully this thing will be better!
Costs PHP322.50 in Landmark, since there was an on-going Beauty Fair.

For next month, I've been wanting to buy the Coffret D'Or Combient Rouge 03, which is a nice orange-y color (not exactly the one on the picture on the right, but that's the product). I've tried it already and it looks nice, it has 2 ends, 1 is a matte lip stick while the other is a shiny lipgloss and you can either use it both at the same time, or separately.
It costs around PHP1300, so I'm still thinking about buying it or not.
Anyway that's it for this month's make-up haul! I should really put a lid on this make-up addiction... 

Monday, October 26, 2009

In Fairness to You, Sarah G.!

So I was driving on my way to my friends' Asian Fusion Day over at Manila Ocean Park when around 3 giant billboards of my least favorite singer caught my eye. First was this one:

The other was this one:

Of course both had her respective sponsors on it, but then again I thought she was promoting a clothes brand or something. But no, it was a poster for her upcoming concert entitled 'Record Breaker'.

Sarah Geronimo, unlike Charice Pempengco, knows when it's time to make an upgrade on her image because she, as well as her fans, are getting older. And IN FAIRNESS to her, these photos make her look more mature, and more importantly, FIERCE. Great job, Sarah G.! Charice Pempengco should hire your stylist so she can earn my respect.

I am loving the black and silver theme for this. But the font of the RECORD BREAKER needs work. But as long as she looks good, it's okay.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Makati Shangri-La Circles: Turning me into a round shape has never been this easy

I was definitely more than ecstatic when I suggested to my boyfriend (whose birthday was yesterday) that we have his birthday dinner at Circles, Makati Shangri-La. Seeing that it was a Friday night and his office is just a walking distance away from the hotel, he immediately agreed. He hasn't tried Circles yet so it was a good occasion to spend money on good food--and plenty of it!

This is the 3rd time I've eaten in Circles, the last time was when I was still in college. I have to say it has never ever disappointed me. The array of dishes that greet you when you first walk inside the restaurant is definitely overwhelming.

My favorites had to be the lamb, the chicken shawarma, the salmon sashimi, and the shrimp curry thing. But I basically gorged myself on their prawn crackers.

I know, my boyfriend kept laughing at me because those were my prime picks. Don't blame me, that's how simple I am! But he looooved the food, loved the restaurant, and loved the good service.

The buffet is around PHP1400 net per person, you'll be surprised with all the added charges such as the service charge and the tax which approximately takes over 1/4 of your bill. Our total bill was PHP3,804.00 for 2 persons, inclusive of the tax and service charges.

I always recommend Circles for every special occasion that comes my way because their good food and service has never failed me. They have something for everyone there, whether you feel like going Western or Asian for your meal.

Might be a little pricey, but special occasions only comes along once in awhile! Also, they often have special promos with huge discounts on their offerings. I advise you call them for reservations so you don't have to wait, I called to reserve only a day before and we got to eat immediately even if we were quite early.

For reservations, call Makati Shangri-La hotel: (63 2) 840 0884

6am – 12 midnight, Sun-Thurs
6am – 2am, Fri & Sat

Monday, October 19, 2009

Arboleda: The Verdict is OUT

PBA Commissioner has let out his word: Arboleda is suspended for 1 year WITHOUT SALARY.

Wonder what he would do now that he's unemployed.

Read PBA's statement in full: (courtesy of TJ Manotoc)

2.73 MILLION SMACKAROOS gone in an instant.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Arboleda- 1, Pacquiao- 0

Never has the PBA experienced so much excitement!

In a game against Smart Gilas just yesterday, Wynne Arboleda (I thought all this time his name was Willy, or is Wynne a nickname?) of Burger King walks to the side of the court during the game, and suddenly attacks a courtside spectator!

The courtside spectator was identified as Alain Katigbak, who is allegedly being dubbed as a friend of Chris Tiu, one of the players for Smart Gilas. (Or stalker? Who knows!) Apparently, the fan was continuously heckling the entire Burger King squad, as well as sprinkling in some profanities here and there.

All these occurred after Arboleda was slapped with a flagrant foul. 

Intentional? Yes obviously. Arboleda purposefully strode to the side of the court, straight to Katigbak and it was showdown time. I haven't watched PBA since I was in college, and I really have no idea how Arboleda is as a person on and off the court. Is he this aggressive in all the games?

Some are saying that Katigbak was literally asking for it by sitting right behind BK while airing out his 'dissatisfaction'. But isn't taunts from the audience (fine, the sports crowd) all part of the game?

Now we can all turn this incident into something fruitful! It can a) bring more popularity to the league by encouraging more people to watch and anticipate if there will be another Pacquio-Hatton match; or b) it can bring more people in to watch the games live so they can see the action up close. Or of course people can just be turned off by the whole incident and stop supporting the PBA altogether.

(cue in Vina Morales' PBA Ito Ang Game Ko jingle)