Friday, November 25, 2011

Innocence of a Child

There are moments that I wish to be a child again.
No worries.
No pressure.
No stress.
Just plain having fun and enjoying life.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Human Nature for Babies

Today Human Nature is launching it's new products just in time for the Christmas Season and it's good to know that they have included a product line for babies.

Presenting -  Human Nature Baby Wash, Baby Lotion and Baby Oil. 

Now there's more reason to love Human Nature since they have products for the whole family. I've been a dealer for more than a ayear and I will be honest that last year I was not active in promoting the products. Only recently that I got the drive to introduce it to other people since I have nothing much to do (the advantages of being a bum for one quarter and a working from home individual).

I already made a couple of reservation for these baby products to be given as gifts to friends. I hope they will like it as much as I like my personal Human Nature favorites - Feminine Wash, Moisturizing Conditioner and Sunflower Beauty Oil. 

To know more about Human Nature, it's products and advocacies just go to their official website -

Monday, November 14, 2011

Solenad Nuvali

It was my first time to visit this place last October 16 and I thank my good and dear friend Macon for touring us. We arrived at around 7:30pm and surprisingly even if it's Sunday, there's a lot of people roaming around and just plain relaxing with family and friends.

Accoding to Solenad Nuvali FB page, "Solenad blends essential shopping with leisure and dining in a relaxing, al fresco, lakeside environment. The area is connected to the now operational Lakesize Evozone commercial area by dedicated pedestrian and bike lanes. The Lakeside Evozone is the refreshing campus-like commercial area of NUVALI. It creates a new space for offices and businesses to thrive in an environment of productivity and connectivity. Solenad sits at the entrance of the Lakeside Evozone area coming from the Sta. Rosa-Tagaytay Road, and is nestled next to a 4-hectare lake. Its accessible and picturesque location invites people to sit, sip and dine with family and friends. Solenad has also become a destination for the surrounding communities of Sta. Rosa, Calamba, Tagaytay and Manila." 

Solenad is developed by Ayala Land and it will be the Boni Hight Street counterpart of the South or even better because of it's nature setting. There's a lake where Koi fishes swim freely. Families can go on picnic, friends can go biking or they can rent a boat to enjoy the lake and the fishes. Truly it's a welcoming and refreshing breather from the congested and polluted city life.

Unfortunately when we went there the lake is under renovation so no Koi fishes greeted us. Bummer!

Solenad is along the Sta. Rosa exit going to Tagaytay

different shops and establishments lined up

i love the atmosphere! very relaxing

Yup! Convergys has an office here and they are the first call center in the area

I'm definitely going back here to check out the lake and the Koi fishies. 
I wish I have my own bike so I can bring it along and explore the whole place. 

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Investing on Stocks

It's been 2 months since I attended a stock seminar and as much as I want to start investing my employment stability is questionable but next month I'm so decided in securing my future.

Other countries offer penny stocks also known as cent stocks but here in the Philippines I'm sure that we don't have that kind of option. It will be nice if high school students will be financially educated through this kind of stock investment or even below middle class families can enjoy the importance of having savings regardless if it's in a small amount of money. Filipinos are not well-educated when it comes to finances and handling them thus that's the reason why a lot of people are contented on what they have or for as long as they get  by everyday, it's fine.

Timothy Sykes is the number one ranked trader out of 60,000+ on Covestor, a platform that verifies trades and performance, this is according to Wikipedia. He is considered as a penny stock millionaire. During his early life he experienced losing his investment and recently he bounced back and proved us that anybody can become something out of nothing.

Like Timothy there are others who provides success and financial coaching. The only thing that is left for us to do is to listen and make it happen. I for one would want to make some changes before this year ends and that's by becoming financially educated, cleared out my debts (credit cards) and invest. After all, who wants to be an employee forever?

Friday, November 11, 2011

Pepero Day

Surprised that Koreans celebrate a day like this today :)

According to Wikipedia-  Pepero Day is an observance in South Korea similar to Valentine's Day. It is named after the Korean snack Pepero and held on November 11, since the date "11/11" resembles four sticks of Pepero.[3][4] The holiday is observed mostly by young people and couples, who exchange Pepero sticks, other candies, and romantic gifts.

Now let's focus on Pepero which started it all. PEPERO (빼빼로) is a cookie stick, dipped in chocolate syrup, manufactured by Lotte Confectionery in South Korea since 1983. It was inspired by the Japanese product, Pocky produced by Glico.

Look at those sticks! Makes me want to try one :)

Isn't it amazing that they have a celebration inspired by food? And I thought Koreans are not into sweets and junk foods since most of them are slim (well, majority of their actors and actresses are). 

Now the nearest Korean Grocery store that I found is Seoul Seoul Mart besides Alabang Town Center. I still need to check where exactly is the location through Google since next week I will be on that area to watch Breaking Dawn :)

Anybody who tried Pepero sticks? 

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Playful Kiss

I can't believe that I'm staying up this late just to finish this korean romantic-comedy TV series. I've been hearing a good feeback so I decided to watch it for myself and boy, I was not disappointed at all. maybe it helps that I'm still a teenager at hear (wink!).

I haven't watched yet the original series which is the Taiwanese version (It Started with a Kiss). I'm going to watch it later or tomorrow so I can compare the difference between the two. The male lead on the Taiwanese version is gorgeous as well. Sigh!

Moral lesson of the story - "Love Conquers All" and “Try and fail, but don't fail to try.” It's a heart warming and inspirational story for people who doesn't believe in all the impossibles in life. Who would've thought that I'm starting to like the actor Kim Hyun Joong just by watching this series. I admit it, he has this charming smile that will make you swoon! Tsk! How come Korean actors nowdays can be so hunky and gorgeous? (my first crush will still be Jang Geun Suk though).

(look at that smile! it can really brighten up even a stormy day)

I'm still in Cloud 9 after watching this TV series. Too bad it doesn't have a second season like the Taiwanese version though I read on the internet that they have 7 episodes in YouTube for the Playful Kiss: Special Edition. I thought within the 16 episoded that Oh Ha Ni will be pregnant. Yeah, my imagination is getting ahead of me. I guess I will have to settle for the special episodes and hopefully (I'm crossing my fingers), they will start considering to have a Season 2.

(I like the role of Kim Hyun Joong in Playful Kiss compared to Boys Over Flowers)

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Randy Ortiz for Bench

On the recently concluded Philippine Fashion Week last October, I was amazaed on how our clothing brands evolved into something chic even if it's a casual attire. I'm not really into clothing and fashion business but I know how to appreciate clothes when I see one. Being in 30s made me more mature in having my POVs when it comes to what's hot and what's not. Sometimes though there are get-ups that I can't understand or if I pictured myself on that dresss or clothes, I can't help but frown if I will gave the garments some justice. Hahahaha!

But right now I am having a strong feeling on this particular clothing. I have never wanted something so much before in my life when I saw this. It's like I've imprinted myself on the dress...

I so like and love this (is it a pairing of a shirt and a skirt?) donned by Kim Chiu. It's a creation of Randy Ortiz for Bench. I was awestruck! Kudos to Randy and Bench for this piece. See what happens when great minds collaborate?

In my perspective, this is definitely an investment. Why? You can use this dress for semi-formal to formal parties such as weddings. Yeah, I have a crystal clear picture of myself wearing this (daydream mode).

Now I'm itching to find out where I can buy the exact clothing and so far the lead that I have is the store  MYTH where Randy Ortiz is the creative director. It's located at 2/F Greenbelt 5. And just now, I found out that the ROB collection featured in Fashion Week will hit Bench Stores this month! Sweet! I need to check out the nearest branch in my place then.

Other clothes that caught my attention from ROB are:
I like this shirt for my husband and brother.

This shirt too!

For more of Randy Ortiz for Bench designs check this out - RANDY ORTIZ FOR BENCH - Gallery |

Photo Credits: Style Bible.PH

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Come to think of it....

Luckily I was never refused before when I asked for help. Probably because I know the people whom I can turn to in times of trouble. I'm grateful that I have good friends that stand by me through thick and thin. I'm happy to have relatives and a family I can lean on but if that day comes when someone or somebody refuses to help then I just have to think of this quote to remind me that I can do it or I can make a way to come through the storm. It will be my motivation to prove to other people that it's not the end of the world if they didn't help me. Judging my personality, I've always have ways and plans to make things work out for me.