Hello Kitty Dreams

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

It might not look like it, but I love Hello Kitty! She's one of the first cartoon character toys my parents bought for me in the 90s, when mom and dad went to Tokyo for a work incentive. 

I find it amusing to see Hello Kitty in almost all my travels! It is my goal to one day visit the Sanrio Puroland the next time I go to Tokyo! [Discounted Sanrio Puroland tickets]

Online Shopping with Groupon

Monday, January 30, 2017

I am a big online shopper because it is generally more convenient, and they offer lots of good deals! Why go to the mall and go through traffic when you can easily purchase online, without leaving your home? It is also a fun past time for me before going to bed.. my guilty pleasure is discovering online or app exclusive sales that you can't avail anywhere else!

Browsing through Groupon Coupons, I discovered that it's so much more than discounted shopping from your favorite retailers.

Watsons K-Beauty Haul!

Friday, January 27, 2017

As mom would say, what you think about everyday, you will attract!

DAEBAK! I just received a loot of KOREAN BEAUTY PRODUCTS from the mail this morning, and this time they're from WATSONS! 

Korean Stars Beauty Endorsements + Where To Buy K-Beauty Products in the Philippines

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

“The people who work the hardest for good skin are soldiers. Soldiers use three to four different kinds of products... If I have a contract with a skincare company to be their model, then I usually use their products. I always wear sunscreen and every day, I use a mask or a pack.” 
- Song Joong Ki, Descendants of the Sun [source]

I am currently fond of K-beauty routines. Oh, even male Koreans value their skin--Parang mga walang pores! More than quality makeup and application skills, Koreans value skincare so you can start with a good base for all the products. 

After last night's Yeppunonnie event, I have so much Korean beauty post ideas for the coming days (looks? recommended brands?). But for this post, let me share the brands our favorite K-Drama stars actually endorse PLUS the happenings during last night's Yeppunonnie K-Beauty x K-Pop event! (read till the end, there's a K-Beauty giveaway!).

Korean Restaurants Around the Metro

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Watching K-Dramas every night made me crave for kimchi, ramyeun, bibimbap, and even for Korean ketchup gochujang! I am even curious for their black bean noodle dish, now where to find that here in the PH? ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Anyway, sharing some of my random Korean food trips around Metro Manila! ๐Ÿฒ

Sundays Are For Wellness

Monday, January 23, 2017

Where to catch me during Sundays?

SELCA ์…€์นด: How To Take Good Selfies

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Taking selfies is a "normal" thing these days, "selfie" was even included in the Oxford dictionary as an official word in 2013. Taking selfies is a way to either keep memories or just because ang ganda ng makeup ko today (lol). In Korea, they call selfies "selca" ์…€์นด for Self + Camera. 

Trying to take a selfie by the photo wall during Vivo's event last January 21 at the Mall of Asia-Atrium. Hi Kuya! Haha! 

M&Ms Fun First Move Project

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Love it or hate it, Valentine's Day has an impact to us Pinoys. This coming love month, are you adventurous enough to make the first move and surprise your loved one to show how special he or she is? Or are you finally ready to reveal yourself to your long time crush? 

In whatever relationship you are in right now, M&Ms is here with an exciting Fun First Move Project!

MRT Improvements + Common Station

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

The past months entailed lots of train rides for me to get to my destinations on time. I had a slight trauma using the MRT-LRT for the past years because of maintenance issues and sobrang siksikan lang talaga. Honestly though, I noticed that my more recent train experiences were better. 

For my bazaar weekend, I decided to meet up with some of my old suppliers around Manila. Of course, I can ride Grab as usual but taking the train is faster and cheaper. Here are some of my positive observations with our train system. Hopefully, this is the start of more improvements for Metro Manila's (and the whole country's!) mode of transportation.

Things to Do in Cebu

Thursday, January 12, 2017

A few years ago, my friends and I took part in Cebu's Sinulog Festival. It was also my birthday week, very timely for this trip and the nightly parties. Those were the days!

This year, from January 13-15, Smart will be part of the two biggest parties in Sinulog: LifeDance and Invasion. As always, if it's a #SmartSinulog party, I'm sure it will be a epic! Aside from the partying, here are other things you can do since you're already in Cebu:

2017 Travel Goals + Singapore Airlines' Travel Fair 2017

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

This post is a few weeks late, but after seeing fellow bloggers who also posted theirs, it inspired me to make mine as well (The Verns and Ashley). I thought to myself that this may also attract my goals, and who knows, I might be able to tick everything from this list if I just put them down and not just randomly think of them! 

Here goes:

Cafes in Korea

Friday, January 06, 2017

One of the best things about South Korea is that they also love their coffee! ☕

You'll see this in their K-Dramas where most date scenes and meet-ups are held in cafes. I am listing Descendants of the Sun's Dal.Komm Coffee, Cheese In The Trap's Coffee Bay, and The Heirs' Mango Six as my next coffee destinations when I go back to Seoul this May. You can even create a cafe-hopping itinerary when you go to Korea!

Finalists for Pioneer Insurance x #MoveOnLang Songwriting Competition (Vote for your Favorite)

Thursday, January 05, 2017

After a rigorous selection process, ten talented student songwriters have been chosen as the finalists of Pioneer Insurance’s #MoveOnLang Songwriting Competition.

Pioneer Insurance Marketing FVP Len Pozon, Pioneer Retail Organization Head Lorenzo Chan, Jr., FILSCAP President Rico Blanco and FILSCAP Chairman Arturo Lui Pio at the launch of the #MoveOnLang Songwriting Competition last September 2016.

Jay Park Live in Manila!

Monday, January 02, 2017

The only time you'll see me in Valkyrie, hahaha!