Friday, January 18, 2019

MY CHRISTMAS 2018 ROUND-UP ❤

Happy New Year! Would you believe 2018 flew by just like that and now it's already 2019? Anyway, Christmas is one of, if not the most, busiest seasons in the Philippines. Before we truly forget the year that passed-by, let me share a round-up of my Christmas 2018.



Wednesday, January 16, 2019

PINOY SNACKS and CANDIES FROM THE 90s! | CHICHIRYA MUKBANG

What's your fondest memory of your childhood? Mine, though a little unhealthy, is munching on 90's popular snacks! Pritos Ring, Sweet corn, Rinbee, Nutri Star, Tomi, Humpy Dumpy and so on! One day, I was at a grocery and saw a bunch of chichirya from my childhood so I decided to film a fun 90s chichirya mukbang video.


But first, what is MUKBANG? Mukbang or MEOK-BANG comes from two Korean words "MEOKDA" meaning to eat and "BANGSONG" meaning broadcast. It is a live or taped online broadcast in which a person eats large amounts of food while interacting with audience. The term and the concept originated from South Korea starting 2010.

Monday, January 14, 2019

THE BEST PLACES TO STAY IN SEOUL : HOTEL vs AIRBNB vs HOSTEL (Complete Guide!)

So, you're planning to go to Korea but having a hard time choosing the perfect accommodation? Should you pick an airbnb or a hotel? Is it better to stay in Myeongdong, in Gangnam or in Hongdae? It's so hard to decide!! Really, where is the best place to stay in Korea?!

THIS BLOG POST IS THE ULTIMATE GUIDE! I've been to South Korea twice and have stayed at different accommodations so I will be able to give you an overview, the pros and cons and my personal experiences staying at every sort of accommodations there. This blog post may be long but you will surely get a lot of tips for your South Korea trip! 

The places that are mentioned on this blog post are AIRBNB, HIGH-END HOTEL, HOSTEL / DORMITORY and AFFORDABLE HOTEL. Let's start!

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AIRBNB near GYEONGBOKGUNG PALACE


Name of Place : COOL CUTE 74 MYEONGDONG AIRBNB
Location : 604 Jongno-gu, Seoul 110-111, South Korea
Price : PHP 2,600 PER NIGHT


MY EXPERIENCE 
Period of  Stay : 3 NIGHTS
When did I stay : November 2017
Total amount of bill : Php 11,630.55
Booked via : Airbnb app
Places nearby : Cheonggyecheon Stream, Insadong, Gyeongbokgung Palace
Nearest subway station : Jonggak Station

Thursday, January 3, 2019

I WENT TO ADAMSON UNIVERSITY AND DID THIS... | Campus Talk

One of the things I love doing the most is conducting talks and personality developments speeches at schools and universities. I can't stress enough how empowering and humbling it makes me feel to share my knowledge and my experiences to the youth that will be our future teachers, accountants, engineers, business owners, professionals, artists, etc. Compared to speaking in front of already-established professionals, speaking in front of students give me a sense of accomplishment knowing I will somehow be a part of the people and mentors that taught and inspired them along the way.


I was invited to conduct a talk at Adamson University in Manila a couple of months ago. It was my first time inside their campus so I was even more excited!


Tuesday, January 1, 2019

THIS IS WHY I LOVE ROSEGAL! | Clothes Haul & Try-On

Do you love shopping for clothes but can't seem to find the time to actually go to the mall? Thankfully, almost anything can be done now using the internet, even shopping! I often post shopping haul videos of items that I got from Rosegal.com


Though I have the time to actually go out and shop for clothes, sometimes I find it convenient to shop online. I like that when see something nice and when I need a specific item for an event, I could just search the net for the item and actually order it, no matter what time or day it is. 

Thursday, December 6, 2018

I SOLD MY MAKEUP... AGAIN! (Manila Sundance Bazaar 2018)

Last time, I joined Bloggers United where I was able to acquire money that I used for my dog's stone surgery. I was thankful that though I let go of my stuff, the money that I got from it saved the life of my most loved dog, Fluffy! 

This time, I joined Manila Sundance Bazaar for yet another makeup and skin care destash and resell! 



I have honestly been aiming to let go of my unused and new makeup. But since I haven't done a proper, extensive makeup collection video yet, letting go of them has been very difficult. 

Sunday, November 25, 2018

Filipino Favorite : JOLLIBEE MUKBANG!!

Is there ever a person born from 1978 onward who did not grow up eating and craving Jollibee? No, this is not a sponsored post. But seriously, who doesn't love it? As a K-pop fan, I am low-key proud of Jollibee each time a Kpop idol would mention it, eat it or post it on their social media. I'm like, HEY THAT'S FILIPINO!


Hey, guys! My mukbang is back! I can't even remember the last time I did a proper mukbang video. But let this one be my comeback. I clearly remember this day. I was infront of my camera and was ready to film a video regarding a serious topic. About 5 minutes into it, I starved so I decided to quit what I was filming, call Jollibee delivery and film a mukbang video instead. 


Monday, November 5, 2018

MY CREEPY GHOST STORIES!!! | Halloween 2018

Do you believe in ghosts and other spiritual elements? 

Last Halloween, I decided to share my scary ghost experiences on YouTube. I do not have third eye and I do not wish to have to have it opened. But I've had quite a few real scary encounters which I couldn't forget up until now.



Sunday, October 28, 2018

MAYBELLINE FIT ME POWDER FOUNDATION | Review & Thoughts on Acne-Prone Skin

Maybelline is of the most-used makeup brands in the market because their products are affordable an easy-to-use, especially for those who only know limited tricks in makeup. 



One of my personal favorites from the brand is their Maybelline Fit Me Foundation. I like it for everyday wear because it truly matches my oily, sensitive and acne-prone skin. When I had my acne-breakout, one of my major problems was the acne scars caused by acne. I tried the Fit Me foundation to see if it can cover my dark acne scars. Here is the result :




Wednesday, October 17, 2018

9 WAYS A BROKEN FAMILY CAN AFFECT YOU | Depression Episode 1

It's no secret that I come from a broken family. I believe one of the things that hugely affects how we are as adults is how we were in our childhood. Experts say that kids who grew up in a complete and loving family become emotionally stronger than kids from broken homes. Experts also say that the time when a child is born until the kid reaches 5 years old are the most crucial years for a kid to be able to develop in all areas.

But are those statements really true? 


Just to be sure that I don't have distorted or biased belief as to what a broken family is, I asked Google and this is the answer I got :


With that, would it be safe to consider those people whose either of the parents is working abroad, whose Mother or Father may have passed away early, people whose parents are still together in marriage but are separated by time and/or distance? Would you agree with me that children from those homes may also suffer from the negative effects of not having both the parents around?

IF YES, THEN READ ON...

Sunday, October 7, 2018

First Impression : SIGMA MAKEUP BRUSH Haul & Review

This makeup brush line started almost the same time as I did. Sigma offers makeup brushes and cosmetics for beauty enthusiasts and professional makeup artists. 


They say that if you were to spend money in building long-lasting and quality makeup collection, makeup brushes should definitely be part of your list. But it's not just any makeup brushes, though. You should invest on quality makeup tools!

Monday, October 1, 2018

HOW I GOT RID OF ACNE IN JUST 3 MONTHS | RealAsianBeauty Acne Journey EP. 1, 2, 3

I have always wondered how ACNE pops up in instant but getting rid of it could take months, if not years. Because of the stress and struggles I encountered the past few months, it was inevitable that I had another phase of acne influx. I was worried it would lead to a horrible acne breakout. Thankfully, I was able to get rid of it in just few months!

In this post, I will share 3 episodes of my ACNE JOURNEY that I've previously posted on YouTube. I will also share my skin care tips and some products I recommend and some which I do not recommend.

EPISODE 1 : THE START OF A BREAKOUT 

In May 2018, I noticed big spots were starting to appear on my face. I am not particularly flawless so I am used to few spots here and there. But this was different as the spots were huge, reddish and seemed to have puss. I got worried and scared it would lead to another horrible acne. The first thing I checked was my current skin care routine.



Wednesday, September 26, 2018

I WENT TO UP DILIMAN and DID THIS! - University of the Philippines Campus Talk

I believe it's undebatable that almost every upcoming college student dreams of entering one of the most prestigious universities in the Philippines - the University of the Philippines. I still remember my experience when I was in 4th year high school. I clearly remember how my friends and batch mates all crammed just so they could take the UPCAT. I believe it's a great honor to be able to put University of the Philippines as your alma mater on your resume come job-hunting time.

However, I will be honest and tell you that I didn't event dare to take the UPCAT. I guess I just didn't have enough guts and self-belief that I would make it in. But I salute every student who tried taking the infamous college entrance exam. 

Though I never took the entrance test or didn't study in UP, I am thankful that I get to be invited now to speak before some UP students. I guess when you're older, the universe still lets you experience things you never experienced when you were younger, don't you agree?


I was invited to speak before some students of the UP Circle of Entrepreneurs or UPCE. It's the premiere entrepreneurial organization in UP that seeks to develop the entrepreneurial spirit and skills of it's members and to execute quality entrepreneurial projects. 

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Makeup Haul : HOW MUCH FREE STUFF DO BLOGGERS GET?!

How much free stuff do bloggers really get? While I can't answer that question in general since each of us gets free stuff depending on how much influence the brand thinks we have, how many followers we actually have and how relevant we are in a certain field. But to give you an overview, I'm sharing with you my HAUL for the month of August.


Before we proceed, let me just quickly orient you with some terms and phrases commonly used in the "vlogging world": "HAUL" and "PR items". Haul refers to a video or post where a person shows items recently purchased or given for free. It's usually an accumulative batch of goodies acquired in a specific given time or purchased at a specific given place. PR refers to "public relations" and when the term "pr padala" is used, it simply means items given for free by brands, shops or sponsors.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

1,000 PESOS DIVISORIA HAUL

Divisoria has become my go-to place for affordable shopping. I love how Php 1,000 can go a long, long way! If you are planning to start an online shopping business, want to save money by buying affordable stuff or simply want to shop for some new items, Divi is the place to be!



So here is yet another DIVISORIA HAUL! This time, I featured cute and trendy but still affordable items I got from Divi.