Oops, I missed blogging!

I know, I know, I am so sorry everyone. Pride aside, a lot of you are wondering what had happened to me. My blogger friends and some who really followed my site even went as far as to contact me personally to check if everything was alright. To all of those concerned friends and others who gave me and my blog a second or two of thoughts and worries, thank you. Until now I don’t know how I got such readership and loyalty from you, but I will always be grateful that you are with me in this blogging journey. Read More …

On being Aphrodite: How far can you go to be beautiful?

Few weeks ago, my friend, Micah, invited me to spend time with her after work. She suggested going to our basic hangout place, SM Mall of Asia. Having nothing else to do after, I decided to come along. Apparently, it was on her schedule to go to our local waxing salon to de-hair herself. With enough cajoling from my other colleagues to have my body hair under the mercy of strangers, I settled for “I will try”. And I did try. Lay Bare Waxing Salon is a waxing service franchise from US. I don’t think a lot of Filipinos are Read More …

Post-Valentine Gimmick and a Canine Gift

Yesterday, Czar and I decided to meet in SM Southmall, Las Piñas City. Actually, a coffee shop near my home will be fine, but he insisted going to that particular mall only because I haven’t been there for some time. I met him in the entrance and after some talk, we decided to find a good yogurt house. He mentioned a popular parlor and I agreed since I know they serve those mouth-watering frozen yogurts. Together, we walked towards the parking lot as he was sure that it is located near there. To our disappointment, it wasn’t there. Most shops Read More …

Who wants more Yakult?

Yesterday, I was eating brunch with my colleagues Ete (Esther) and Mayor (he’s not a public official) in the company’s cafeteria when Mayor surprised us with his experiment. “Do you want to drink more Yakult?” Mayor asked with the confidence of a magician in his show. “Of course,” Ete and I chorused. “Then what you need are only two things: Yakult and Smart C+ Lemon,” he replied. Yakult is a popular Japanese probiotic drink made by fermented skimmed milk with live Lactobacillus Shirota strain. Benefits of Yakult consumption like maintenance of gut flora, modulation of the immune system, regulation of Read More …

30-day Blogging Challenge: Day 28 (A scar you have and its story)

I know I am far from beautiful and my face, if not ordinary, is below average. People always notice my too big eyes enhanced with dark circles which are getting darker everyday. I look like panda. Not only that, I have too much moles in my face. Two prominent ones are under my right eye. And the left? Right above the eyebrow lays a scar. Yes, right above the left eyebrow, not forehead, so you may now quit imagining me with a lightning bolt scar. LOL. It is smaller than my eye mole and is not really that visible unless Read More …

Love Rain Part 1

It was raining. We went to Trinoma to grab some coffee and ended up in good ol’ Starbucks in SM North Edsa’s sky garden, but since I am not a coffee person, I had my usual order of soy green tea latte. I’m a forever fan of green tea, and even though Starbucks tea lattes don’t offer the best tasting drink, I settled for that. My friend and I chatted for an hour or so, mostly about London 2012 Olympics. Then it started to rain. We were seated under the shade of one of the shop’s parasols outside, and the Read More …

Koreans: Christian College of Nursing

Yesterday, I was in the mood to open my neglected Facebook account. I browsed through the newsfeed and my profile page, but nothing caught my fancy. I then opened my photo albums and reminisce. Tons of pictures with Korean students and friends were featured, which inspired me to write this entry about my last group of students when I was in the university. I was assigned to be a tutor for students from 기독간호대학 (Christian College of Nursing) in Gwangju, Korea. Since there were a lot of Korean students studying in my university, the school decided to offer tutorial services Read More …

日本が大好き: My Japan Experience

Last Saturday, my friend and I dined in a local Japanese restaurant in Quezon City. The ambience transported me back to Japan with those paintings depicting lovely cherry blossoms in bloom. The meal served was mediocre – perhaps because I’m always partial to authentic Japanese cuisine. We downed our food with sake, a choice I surprisingly made. I admit I was tempted to go for avocado juice, but with the atmosphere being so Nihon (Japanese), I suggested a bottle of sake could improve the mood. Okay, some of my readers know that I am not a drinker. You’ll be glad Read More …