Yakson House Face Resizing Care: Fifth Session Review

For those of you who are following my reviews of Face Resizing Care Program on Yakson House Makati, I am happy to announce that I am down to my fifth session! Yay! So far, it has been the usual routine of a back/belly massage, suction and slimming treatment, golki therapy, then mask application. On this time, however, two new steps had been introduced. Excited to start my fifth session! This time, I opted for the belly massage which not only helps in toning the stomach area, but also aids in proper digestion. Next step never fails to make me feel Read More …

Yakson House Face Resizing Care: Session Two Review

Hi, everyone. Who shares the same concern with me in dealing with post-holiday weight gain? Raise your hands! Although a lot of people will disagree whenever I say I am getting fat, I know I have a sign that ultimately gives my condition away – my face. It becomes bloated with chubby cheeks and gives me an instant transformation from egg to round-shaped face. Argh! Thankfully, I am one of the new beauty editors of Yakson House Philippines (Makati) and currently under the Face Resizing Care Program, a non-surgical treatment to reduce face size and sculpt its best features. I Read More …

Thank you and See You Soon!

On the last Friday of April, my brunch buddies and I went out for dinner. Most of them haven’t eaten a Korean dish that was why I suggested a nearby authentic Korean restaurant for us to dine in. This get together was not thought out of nowhere; there was an important reason for us to gather and share a delicious meal. It was my farewell dinner treat. A month after graduation, I was accepted by a knowledge outsourcing company for an international publishing client. Stepping out of the comfort of school and home, I was nervous how to face the Read More …

Korean wave: Will you go with the flow?

I remember I was only in high school when my country was first hit with the Korean wave. There was a growing number of Korean dramas being subbed in Filipino and shown in local channels. People liked the soundtracks of the shows and bought copies of their CDs. Soon, it was all over us and we were clearly struck with the new culture. It was my sophomore year in high school when I first met a Korean. They’re two actually. Both were practicing English teachers who chosen to have their demo classes with us. Their language skill was fair, but Read More …

White Day 화이트데이 (3.14.13)

Today, I woke up with several messages waiting in my Kakao Talk. I read three messages from a close friend:   Then I remembered. Aha! Today is White Day! Girls Day!   I learned about White Day in my Nihongo class in university. Our sensei educated us not only with the language, but also with the culture of the country. According to her, during February 14, Valentine’s Day, Japanese girls show their affection to boys by presenting them with candies and chocolate gifts. Exactly a month after, March 14, White Day (ホワイトデ), the opposite happens. Japanese boys are supposed to Read More …

Imperial weekend in a Korean setting

Last Sunday, my good friend, Czar, invited me to go out and perhaps to celebrate Cookie’s one week-sary (?) with me. Since he knows I love tea, we agreed to meet in a local tea shop near my home, Tea Talk. Tea Talk is a small tea shop along Aguirre Avenue in BF Homes, Parañaque City. What I love in this particular shop is the comfort they give to their customers. It exudes such a cozy ambiance. There are the ordinary tables and chairs, as well as love seat cushions, but what I like best is their platform area where Read More …

Happy Pepero Day!

Yesterday, someone said, “Wait Monica,” while turning back and getting something. He returned with an outstretched arm, nudging an object in my rested hands. “For you,” he smiled. I looked down from his face to my hands. And saw a box of Pepero. I didn’t know what to say at first. I barely know him and even though I know that some people just give a gift to random people, I still feel shy about it. Another friend saw what I was holding and freed me from my thoughts. “In Korea, tomorrow is an important day,” he began lecturing but Read More …

Seoul Fusion (Masil) – Korean taste in the metro

Two weeks ago my friend invited me to eat out. I replied that I was busy, and I really was, but after hearing his offer I thought twice. The devil. He mentioned he’ll treat me for samgyeopsal (삼겹살)! Now, I have already mentioned my undying love for this favorite Korean food. It’s just actually thick, fatty slices of grilled pork belly fat – I know what you’re thinking: unhealthy! The most common accompaniments for samgyeopsal are lettuce (sangchu; 상추) and sliced raw garlic, but very often the meat is served with other accompaniments, such as perilla leaves (kkaennip; 깻잎), sliced Read More …

30-day Blogging Challenge: Day 25 (A recipe)

The best way to Monica’s heart is through her stomach. – Monica For those of you who know me, you can testify that I am very much a food lover. I eat more than three times a day, almost every three hours. I have this strange jaw exercise every few hours resulting to my eating habit. But oh, I’m not fat. In fact, I haven’t reach 45kg and yes, I’m abnormal. I eat almost anything (spoiled food and poison excluded)! I love to try different kinds of cuisines in different restaurants and places. Not so recently (a few years ago), Read More …

My Baby U – Seo In Guk

After almost two years, I have listened to one of the songs that I took for granted during that time. I didn’t even bother to google it nor search for its English translation. Now, as I am running out of songs to play at work, I accidentally found this song. Memories flooded me. The secret. The song. The voice. The video. My birthday last 2010. It would be emotional to share what happened that day, but I’d like to add this song in My Music tab and include it in the songs that made a mark on me. 서인국- 애기야 Read More …