Thursday, January 18, 2018

1st date with B for 2018

One of the things that I really intend on keeping this year is to have a monthly date with B. In the past years, we have gone out together but most of the time, we end up having other people or completely missing out because I became too busy or he had school work. This month though, we were able to make it happen.

He wanted to watch Jumanji and so we bought tickets to the afternoon screening. Much to my surprise, his appetite has apparently grown like crazy. He had 2 corn dogs, 6 pieces of donut, and a milkshake.

Here is my date before he devoured everything.

We had fun watching the movie. It was actually really funny and B and I shared a few giggles. Afterwards, we went around and he looked at some games but we didn't get any because he promised his MommyLou that he will have more games only after the school year ends.

I'm glad he's not one of those kids that make a pest of themselves when they don't get their way. Like what I always tell people, I got lucky in this department coz my son is pretty well behaved compared to other kids.

I hope to have more of these bonding moments with my son. I know that now he's turning 13, I need to form a more stable relationship with him so he will know that whatever it is he may be going through, I will always be there for him.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Novuskin helps with regulating Sleep

One of the things that fast tracks aging is the lack of sleep. When people lack sleep, they tend to look older, get angrier more easily, and just feel stress harder than someone who has more than enough sleep. This has been proven again and again.

A regular sleeping pattern is something that is very important to someone who does not want to look older than their age. After all, anti-aging only works when you work with it and this means that you need to take care of yourself just as much as you ensure that you take in your vitamins on a regular basis.


Ever since I started taking in these Novuskin Lift tablets, I find it a lot easier to fall asleep. It usually takes me HOURS before I'd even hear the call of my bed but nowadays, my sleeping pattern has actually taken a pattern where I would be sleepy by 12midnight and then asleep by 1am. This may seem late to you but for someone like me who sleeps at 4am or 5am, this is already quite an achievement.

This is probably also why I have been able to lose a little weight. When you are always sleepy, you tend to eat more to compensate for the lack of energy or to avoid falling asleep. When you sleep better, you have more energy and you have time to exercise as well.


With good sleep, you also become more beautiful because you have less breakouts and your body can heal itself faster which would mean clearer skin and a more radiant you.
Novuskin Lift is not jut about making your skin healthier. It is about your overall well being and it hits different aspects of your wellness. This is how you know that something is good not only for your skin but for your overall health.

Monday, January 15, 2018

Mark and his Cheesiness

One thing that people do not know about my guy is that he loves cheese and being cheesy. Thankfully, I love him and so I appreciate the cheesiness and I support the cheese lover in him. Case in point: we have only been together for a month but I have already received 3 bouquets of flowers from him.

The first one was purely gerberas and stargazers. It was a thank you for not freaking out when his car stalled on the road.

The second one was an I'm sorry because he picked a fight with me. It came with my favorite chocolates too.

The last one was a gift for our first month together. It came with coffee because he was at my house by 9am which was a tad too early for someone who is not a morning person.

In return, I make sure to provide him with his favorite food, cheese. Thankfully, he loves Danes Cheese Ball. In fact, I am so amazed that he managed to finish one all by himself. I can't even imagine it.

He puts this in his sandwich, on his pasta, and even munches on it by itself when he watches NBA or UFC. It's a little insane but he's a cheese lover and Danes apparently satisfies his cravings. He even drizzles this on certain viands. Crazy!

So there you go, that's the story of Mark and his cheesiness and cheese balls. To more stories in the future ...

Sunday, January 14, 2018

it's not the number of days ...

We met November 21, 2017 in Singapore and by December 14, 2017, we were officially together. It was 7 days shy of having officially met for a month but things just happened and it felt right. For some reason, YOU felt right to ME.

taken November 22, 2017

My friends keep referring to you as the biggests plot twist of 2017 in my life and I couldn't agree more. After all, no one saw you coming and no one definitely saw that you would become my boyfriend. I mean, hello, it was already November and I was that girl who have been single since April 2013 and who was constantly on the verge of falling but never really getting to the "in love" part.

They were used to stories that went "He's amazing BUT ...." "He's actually really great BUT ...." "He likes me BUT ..." and their favorite, "We really mesh well BUT we're just too focused on our careers now."

They were not used to "He makes things happen." "He makes time." "He just does things." and definitely not to "He met my Mom and asked for permission to court me." or "He wants to meet you all and will make time for it."

There were not BUTs. There was nothing hindering things from happening. In fact, both sides seem to want us for each other. They cheer us on and they are genuinely happy for us. People around us want us to work as much as we do.

In just a month, you have become an integral part of my life. Future plans now start with a WE and it doesn't come off as weird anymore. Yes, initially it was weird to me because for the last 4 years it has been I or ME and never US or WE.

Sometimes I still need to remind myself that you are now in my life, that you exist. When I do, I find myself smiling. Like what you said last night, one down, a lifetime to go. I can honestly say that I cannot wait to spend that lifetime with you. You make the future more interesting, funnier, brighter, and if I may be honest, once again, hopeful.

Thank you for making me smile everyday and reminding me that real love exists and it can exist for me.

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Team PSST's 2nd Year

When I first took over PSST, I didn't see myself going beyond a year.  I thought that they would hire me to fix things and when everything was okay, that would be the end of it. Never did I think that I would still be here, 2 years later, still doing the same things but now with over 2M views and a really awesome team!

It hasn't been easy but this team has made all the hardships and the pain of growing a web magazine worth it. Amidst all the obstacles and hurdles, they have cheered me on and reminded me why all the trouble has been worth it.

These are the people who come up with articles on a daily basis and tolerate all my craziness when things go crazy between the board, the brands, and the PRs.

They were also really sweet coz they got me these.

Here's to a stronger 3rd year Team PSST. May we rock this and reach the stars!

Friday, January 12, 2018

what I got for Christmas ...

I normally posts on my IG or Facebook the gifts that I received for Christmas but this time around, I wanted to do a more proper post to everyone who gave me stuff over the holidays. This is not to brag but to show appreciation for everything.

First off, huge THANK YOU to AVON for these bunch of goodies. Grabe, my heart was overflowing with joy because I really am an AVON lady. I love AVON products and use it all the time.

This is from the boyfriend to help me fall asleep faster at night. So far, it has been working like a charm.

This is from FULL CIRCLE and it's a banana bed or I think that's what it is called. Anyway, it is supposedly perfect for the beach so I should be able to try this out soon.

This is from KPMG. This is quite useful for handling gadgets and making sure I don't lose my cords. 

Something for the winter that will come soon from ASUS.

Thank you Makati Medical Center for this First Aid Kit and the notebook. The kit will be helpful when needed and the notebook ... who doesn't need a new notebook?

Thank you Alg for the perfume in a very cute canister. This is definitely a first for me to get perfume in this kind of container.

I honestly can't remember who this came from so please do comment if it's you. I do love the flowery umbrella but this has made it's way to my Mom since she loves everything floral.

Thanks Oliver for this super cute coffee notepad.

Thank you Taxumo for this OPPA themed gift. KYO!

This one is also from the boyfriend. It seems he was listening and remembered that I wanted one of these.

Thank you so much to Campaigns and Grey for this super cute pouch. It's big enough to hold almost all my essentials!

Thank you Tristan and Nona for this cologne. I love that it' very light and not heavy on the nose.

To PRU-LIFE, you were right. I never thought I would need this but it is cute and very useful so thank you.

To KPMG, thank you for this bottle of bubbly.

To Michelle who is a fellow cat lover, thank YOU!

To my boss, thank you!

Always a happy sight to see the words ORLY on a gift box. Thank you for making my nails pretty all the time.

iFlix, you know exactly what I needed.

And of course, my Spotify family.

Last but not the least, my Medicard family who has always been very thoughtful.

I also received this JOBY from my brother which is pretty awesome because I do it need for videos and photos.

I also got a panda coin purse from my son, some dresses from my sister, and a wallet from my Mom as well as a couple of really nice Uniqlo top from the boyfriend. It has been a really awesome Christmas and it felt nice to be remembered.

Again, thank you to all the brands and PR that sent gifts last Christmas. :)

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

I wish I knew you earlier ...

Before he broke my heart
Before he taught me how easy it was to break someone
Before he made me an option
Before he showed me the maddening world of obsession
Before I learned what jealousy and insecurity meant

I wish I knew you earlier ...

Before I became this untrusting person
Before I became hard and cold
Before seeing green became my favorite pastime
Before senseless arguments became my song
Before walking away became my first option

I wish I knew you earlier ...

I could have been someone special to you
I could have been someone to show you real love
I could have been the girl of your dreams
I could have been this
I could have been that

But I didn't know you earlier
And so I'll never be this
And I'll never be that.

Friday, January 5, 2018

Gold Standard in Anti-Aging, Novuskin Lift

Cory Quirino have been engaging beauty enthusiasts with her tips and expertise in taking care of our skin. She have been very vocal on her advocacy in using only natural products and have been reiterating that she would never endorse a product that she does not believe in.

In a recent event held in Dusit Thani Manila, Cory Quirino together with Nutramedica has launched the revolutionary anti-aging food supplement, Novuskin Lift.  Dubbed as “Ageless” and “Forever Young”, Cory shares her beauty and anti-aging tips plus her experience in using Novuskin Lift. “The foundation of beauty is good health. And the secret of looking and feeling young is to live a healthy lifestyle. A lifestyle of wellness leads to beauty regardless of age,” said Cory, beauty and wellness icon. Aside from her commitment to live a healthy lifestyle to stay looking young and beautiful, Cory shares another anti-aging secret – Novuskin Lift!


Packed with a unique combination of 18 natural anti-aging and skin brightening extracts mainly marine fish collagen, grape seed extract, and L-glutathione, Novuskin Lift is a naturally-derived food supplement with anti-aging and skin brightening powers that can bring back one’s youthful beauty.

“Novuskin Lift provides not only skin protection but also skin restoration and rejuvenation. It is more than just a beauty product, it also offers health benefits to one’s well-being by delaying the early signs of aging visible to the skin,” Cory explained.


Aging is a natural process and its outward projection is the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Collagen, the most abundant protein in the body, is the skin’s structural support, which can be likened to the foundation of buildings. Collagen keeps the skin perky, firm, plump, and smooth. However, poor diet, smoking, sun exposure, and a stressful lifestyle can accelerate the degradation of collagen-supporting structures, causing skin sagging and wrinkles.

Novuskin Lift has been clinically-tested to stimulate collagen production, fight inflammation, and protect the skin against ultraviolet (UV radiation). Studies have shown that continuous use of Novuskin Lift have resulted in the improvement of skin appearance including better hydration, smoothness, reduction of wrinkles, fine lines, sunspots, and overall radiance.

Natural ingredients include a host of antioxidants and co-factor nutrients that aid in collagen production and marine fish collagen which our body needs to combat oxidative stress and cellular repair.

Novuskin Lift contains 18 of nature’s finest rejuvenating ingredients including marine fish collagen, plant-derived antioxidants such as soy protein isolate,  green tea extract,  yeast extract, ascorbic acid, grape seed extract, horsetail extract, L-gluthathione, pine bark extract, tomato extract, korean ginseng extract, and d-alpha tocopherol acetate (vitamin E); and co-factor nutrients such as zinc gluconate (as zinc), copper gluconate (as copper), manganese sulfate monohydrate (as manganese), oryza ceramide, selenium  amino acid chelate (as selenium), and coenzyme Q10. These natural anti-aging and skin brightening ingredients work synergistically to rejuvenate the skin by boosting collagen production and at the same time giving a firming or “lifting” effect to the skin.

Novuskin Lift supplements are sealed in moisture-resistant package to preserve the quality of the product. Packages containing 30 tablets are available at Mercury Drug and Watsons outlets nationwide.

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

on goals and vision boards ...

Last year, I made a vision board. Much to my surprise, more than half of my vision board came true!

I was able to save money, buy an OSMO, Foldio Lighbox, and also own a ringlight. I'm in shock! Sadly, I did not lose weight because there were just too many good eats and because I didn't really have enough motivation.

I also did not go to Japan or Korea but I was able to visit Taiwan and Malaysia as well as Hong Kong and Singapore so that's more than enough travel for me.

I was able to do the following: 6, 8, 9, 11, and 12. So this year, I will have 7 goals only so that it can be more achievable. I've also been doing some "art" on my 365 days of awesome journal which I hope I can maintain.

Now for 2018's Vision Board:

1. Thailand

2. Angkor Wat

3. Bali, Indonesia

4. Innova 2018

Cheers to having more time for the things that I love while earning more than enough to really save all at the same time.