New Coffee Addiction: Key Coffee Drip-On from Japan

Saturday, March 24, 2018

I am a big coffee drinker. I usually consume a minimum of one mug per day at home after lunch. When it's a lazy day, I also drink another mug in the afternoon so I can write more blog posts or go to the gym energized. 

I buy Nescafe Gold for my instant coffee because it tastes so good and easier to prepare than brewing. One time, I was with my sister and her friend who is into natural coffee. She has with her a French Press which she brought even when we dined in Jollibee. She said she prefers her own beans because some fast food serves coffee that are already watered down so hindi na masarap. She offered me to try her coffee, and I was hooked! I bought my own paraphernalia online, and when they finally arrived, they were left in the kitchen and I haven't used them since.

Around last week, I received a pack of drip coffee on the mail. It came with the small cup and single serve pot, and of course a pack of Key Coffee Drip-On "Variety Pack". I immediately tried one after lunch, and was so so convinced I'll buy more of this in the coming days!

More Reasons To Go To Youtube: KPop Group BTS New Online Series: BURN THE STAGE!

Friday, March 23, 2018


The global music phenomenon and K-Pop superstars BTS will star in an all-new YouTube Original series exclusively available on YouTube Red, titled BTS: BURN THE STAGE!! This is a Big Hit Entertainment + Youtube Red Original Series!

What's in Your Kdrama OST Playlist? + Last Night's Sennheiser Sound Heroes Awarding!

Thursday, March 22, 2018

I am so sorry, but I've longtime lost most of my western songs to Kpop (specifically to Kdrama OSTs). 😅 Since I'll be traveling to Korea today, I am sharing here my list featuring some of my favorite songs on-repeat during flights!

Trying out this headset from leading German audio specialist Sennheiser during their Sound Heroes  event last March 20, 2018 at the Blackbird Nielsen Makati:
solo photo by @charlieshotme 

SUMMER READY! - OOTDs, Plus Size Swimwear, and Quick Underarm Whitening!

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

My events for this month are mostly summer-themed already! As sloooow as January is, suddenly March is just about to end that we have to welcome the peak of Summer 2018! ☀

I am in no way a summer girl, but I love a few things about this coming month:

1) Beach trips and vacations
2) Colorful and hippie outfits
3) Good times with my family and friends!

Photo at my most favorite beach yet, Puerto Princesa, Palawan:

Just so I won't be a big KJ this summer, here a few preparations to make this season enjoyable and a little bit more carefree!

I've tried all sorts of Korean sheet masks, but my first one I remember it was from Mediheal because it looks so "medical", haha! This was in 2016 on my first Korea trip with my friend Tracy. We decided to end our first day in Seoul by purchasing sheet masks and use them before we sleep. We searched Myeongdong for a good brand and sobrang clueless ko pa noon!!

Now, two years later, I have tried so many sheet mask variants and brands and I have to say all of them are really good. But if there's a brand that's MORE THAN good, I think it's Mediheal. I tried it again after using a series of affordable and easier to purchase brands that are available locally. Iba pala talaga ang Mediheal! You will still feel the moisturizing effect on your skin the next day when you wake up. A bit pricey, but you'll see the difference when you try it!

So thrilled to receive this on the mail the other day, thank you Watsons!

Cool Summer and Travel Finds at The Metro Store (Alabang Town Center)

Monday, March 19, 2018

Monday is my Sunday. I usually go out to run mall errands, go to the gym, and restock on my groceries. Today I went to the nearest Metro Department Store from my place (Alabang Town Center) because they have a department store and grocery section, and also to check out the remaining promo items from yesterday's Sidewalk Sale. Sayang. They have so much good deals last weekend but so sad I missed out on some of them because of family matters!

Not to worry though, they have MORE summer and travel related sale items when I got there earlier! 

Sharing some of them here:

Travel Hacks: Skincare, Beauty, and Makeup

Friday, March 16, 2018

I'm traveling again soon, so I find myself preparing and packing a few stuff everyday till my flight. The earlier the better, so I can edit them again day-by-day before I actually leave. You know how much I love my facial regimen, but as much as I would like to bring my whole skincare and makeup kit, my luggage allowance wouldn't permit me to do it, hehe. Thanks to my past trips, I've learned a few tips and "hacks" on what beauty and makeup products to bring for my travels, and so I thought of sharing them here! 

If you have more strategies to share, then please do comment them on this post so we can learn from each other! 

Here goes mine.....

Borrowed from the Boys + Original Penguin Power Plant Mall Store Launch!

Thursday, March 15, 2018

If you're a fan of the classic girl (or boy) next door style like me, then you'll love the Original Penguin as much as I did!

But did you know that.....

1) Penguin started as an UNDERWEAR factory in Minnesota?! This brand has an interesting and colorful history which you need to read on their Facebook Page.

2) Penguin became a clothing brand in 1955, and was then spotted on the OGs Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Arnold Palmer, and Clint Eastwood! This marked the brand as a true American classic.

3) Today, Penguin's classics was reworked to fit today's lifestyle without compromising the heritage that made Penguin's name. 

Even local celebrities Stephanie Zubiri, Kuya Kim Atienza, and Christine Jacob Sandejas are fans of Penguin, and were present during the new store launch at the Power Plant Mall!

4) For the first time, you will see a PENGUIN HOME AND TRAVEL section! Only in this branch, they have comforters, pillows, and even luggages!

5) This Penguin branch has a BARBERSHOP inside the store! A partnership with Felipe and Sons, I love that they call it the "House of Handsome"! Let's just say it's an all-in-one shop!

And of course, 6) Aside from the iconic pieces, expect fun clothing and accessories from Penguin's Spring 2018 Collection Mixtape! Check out my sneak peek from yesterday's store visit:

It was love at first sight! Haha!

Do I have female readers who also loves shopping from the men's section? 😀 I am so guilty of this that I often get my shirts and jackets from the boys haha! 

Visit the new Original Penguin store the the 2F of the new Power Plant Mall wing, Rockwell Makati. ❤ See you there!

Most Of My Favorite Makeup & Skincare Products Are Below Php 500!

Monday, March 12, 2018

At my age (I am 32) I am at a point where I am willing to invest on skincare and makeup products if they really really work well on my skin. I've been through enough bad breakouts that I appreciate products that are effective and make me feel good about myself. For years, I have invested on a one year card of monthly facials with Flawless because their Acne Control Facial did wonders to my face!

And with that said, it surprises me every time I discover really good products that have student-friendly price tags! Nakakatuwa kasi ang dali tuloy imaintain kahit maubos na sya. I still try other products that I receive as a blogger, or stuff that I picked up during a Korea trip, but right now here are my go-tos for my daily makeup looks that wouldn't break the bank:

What's Inside G-Dragon's The Floral Pathway | Untitled 2017? (UNBOXING)

Sunday, March 11, 2018

To: My Flower
From: Kwon Jiyong

"I want to live a beautiful life like a floral pathway. We’ll meet again when the flowers bloom...."

Just a few weeks ago, GDragon officially began his mandatory military service for South Korea. Before leaving for around 2 years, he released a special, limited edition gift for his fans called The Floral Pathway. This package is exclusively distributed by Lazada in South East Asia, including the Philippines. I felt very very lucky to have the chance to be part of our country's unboxing in Lazada's office.

Travel Bra? + Visited the First Wacoal Mood Store in the Philippines!

Saturday, March 10, 2018

To Get It Out Of The Way....

What is a Travel Bra?

Wacoal Mood, a brand created by Philippine Wacoal Corporation specially for the MILLENNIALS, recently opened their first concept boutique in the Philippines at the UP Town Center QC.

Along with the new store is the launch of their TRAVEL BRA Collection. These bras are functional and stylish underwear that you can ROLL AND FOLD to fit your luggage without deforming them!

Seryoso Ba? I Finally Got My Multiple Korean Visa After 7 Tries!

Tuesday, March 06, 2018

I know people won't believe me, but I applied for a Korean visa for the past SIX visits I made in their country. EVERY SINGLE TIME. I thought it's not a big deal anymore, and okay lang ang hassle basta approved naman, but it came to a point where I really said that maybe I am just not meant for a multiple visa because of my line of work (self-employed, blogger).