Monday, October 30, 2017

Vlog : TAYTAY TIANGGE SHOPPING + SCHEDULE and TIPS!

Finally, your ultimate guide to shopping in Taytay, Rizal is here! 

Taytay, Rizal is the Garments Capital of the Philippines. With that being said, one could really expect clothes and apparels to be extremely cheap yet trendy here! Taytay videos have been making buzz on YouTube that even though my house is located far from Taytay, I braved everything and just decided to go. I really wanted to see for myself and share with you guys why it is so raved! 




SCHEDULE :
The most asked question about it is the schedule. What days is Taytay open? What is the best day and time to go to Taytay? And so on...
For the record, you can go everyday from 6 AM to 5 PM, however BEST DAY and TIME to go are really on Monday and Thursday at 6 PM until 10 AM the next day!!



LOCATION
Taytay, Rizal tiangge is located near Club Manila East. For first timers who are coming from QC or far places, I would suggest asking someone to go with you. If you are going alone, I reckon the best way to go on your first visit is by Grab or Uber. If you have a car, prepare your Waze app to be sure you don't get lost.

HOW TO GET THERE
There are many ways to get there. But on my first-ever visit, I asked my friend, Flora, to go with me. We took Grabshare and booked 2 seats. From Cubao to Taytay, we paid Php 365 pesos. Pretty pricey but we didn't want to take the risk of getting lost. 



Here are other options :

Using Google Maps or Waze - pin Club Manila Eeast

Public Transportation - 
Commonwealth : take UV express or jeepney going to Sta. Lucia. From there, ride jeepney going to Taytay/Angono/Binangonan.
Cubao : take UV express or jeepney going to Angono/Binangonan. You may also opt to take LRT get off at Santolan Station and then ride jeepney going to Angono/Binangonan.
Quaipo : take bus, jeep or UV going to Taytay.

Ask the driver to stop for you at Taytay Tiangge. You surely won't miss it because you will see the stalls of clothes.




Just don't make the same mistake I did when I went to Taytay. My friend and I knew the stalls would close at 5PM. But we left Cubao at 1 PM hence we got there around 3 PM. We didn't have enough time to see all the stalls and to hoard for cheap clothes! Too bad! 

But for 2 hours shopping, I'd say my haul is not bad at all!
Please watch my YouTube Vlog for the complete Taytay Tiangge Shopping Experience.




Here are some interesting things you'd see in Taytay,..





PROS of Shopping in Taytay : 

  • SUPER CHEAP CLOTHES (as in mas mura kesa Divisoria)
  • Lots of stalls to choose from
  • Trendy and timely designs
  • You support local garment industry when you shop there

CONS of Shopping in Taytay :

  • Far from QC and Manila
  • Stalls are not air conditioned and are contained in covered areas
  • In short, mainit
  • I find it difficult to shop and choose when I have so much to choose from




SHOPPING TIPS in Taytay (from a Tiangge expert!)

  • Look simple, don't look rich - sellers tend not to give discount to people who look rich.
  • Wear cool and comfy clothes as the place could get hot, especially if you're coming in the afternoon.
  • Must-haves : Fan, something to wipe your sweat, bottled water, biscuits or crackers
  • HAGGLE. Don't look too interested YET. If you think the price is still steep, pretend you're walking away looking sad that you can't afford their price. This ALWAYS works, I promise!
  • Check for damage, missing buttons, etc, before leaving the stall. 
  • Bring loose change and small bills. It would be difficult to buy that Php 50 top when you have Php 1,000 bill.
  • Bring your own bag. Also, I urge you guys to STOP taking plastic bags from tiangge and palengke. Haven't you noticed these stuff only gets thrown away once you get home?! My tip is to bring an eco-bag with you, pay for the item and toss them in the bag-WITHOUT the plastic. It won't make a difference to you or to the clothes BUT a big difference to the WORLD.

*PHOTO DUMP*








It always breaks my heart to see dogs being sold in places like this. I also see stuff like this in Divisoria. I can't help but notice how stressed, tired and thirsty the dogs look... :(



This was around the time President Duterte signed the EO 26 or the SMOKING BAN in public places. It disappoints me how some smokers have no regard for those who CHOSE not to smoke. We all can choose to smoke, right? But we opted not to because of personal reasons. And them blowing us 2nd-hand cigarette smoke is truly unfair. 
Smoking in PUBLIC PLACES has since become rampant again. It's really heart-breaking that even simple rules like this still can't be abided by some citizens.

Clearly, no matter which side you are on or what color your flag is, if we don't follow rules and laws, the Philippines would really still need decades just to improve. Sad but true.


Anyway, it was a long and tiring day but nevertheless fun and fulfilling. 



WHO should shop at Taytay

  • People who are trendy and fashionable but would like to be on budget
  • Moms who have several kids
  • People who have tiangge business in QC, Manila or Province
  • People aiming to start an online business and work at home
  • Basically, people who want to save money on clothes!!!




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Kristine

Monday, October 23, 2017

VICE COSMETICS Phenomenal Lip Kit Review + Swatches

Vice Cosmetics is making waves in the beauty industry. I decided to buy some to test if they are really worth the money or if everything is just based on hype.


VICE COSMETICS PHENOMENAL LIP KIT by VICE GANDA


I have the typical Morena Filipina skin tone hence nude and neutral lip colors suit me best. I like that Vice came out with shades that are perfect for Pinays.





MY SHADES : Benjamin | Pony | Showtime | Star

PRICE : Each Vice Cosmetics Lip Kit costs Php 295 each


Please watch my YouTube video for the FULL review and swatches!



WHERE TO GET IT : I'm not sure about other malls but I got mine from Farmer's Plaza in Cubao, 2nd level.



I also blogged my Vice Cosmetics shopping experience. Please watch the video!




Here are the swatches of the Vice Cosmetics Phenomenal Lip Kit 
BENJAMIN | PONY | SHOWTIME | STAR



And here's how they look when applied on the lips :


BENJAMIN


PONY


SHOWTIME


STAR

WHAT DO I THINK?

GOOD :

  • Beautiful nude and neutral shades | Perfect for us Pinays
  • Lip cream smells like chocolate
  • Suuuper lightweight | I was impressed
  • Doesn't dry quick therefore you can still correct mistakes
  • The sponge applicator is easy to use
  • Comes in clear tube so you see the product inside
  • Comes with a lip liner in the same shade as lippie
  • Affordable at Php 295

BAD :
  • It is DRYING. 
  • After a while, it chaps on the lips
  • Doesn't stay | Not long-wearing compared to it's promise
  • THE LIP LINER IS SOFT AND IT BREAKS


This is my HONEST and UNBIASED review of the popular Vice Cosmetics Phenomenal Lip Kit. The lippies I have weren't sponsored, not sent for free nor was I paid to do the review. :)



What do you think of the Vice Cosmetics Liquid Lipstick? Love it or Dislike it? Let me know in the comments! :)


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Sunday, October 8, 2017

EXO KOKOBOP (Music Video) REACTION

EXO is one of the biggest groups in K-pop. If you don't know them, WHY?

They recently released a new album THE WAR. One of the tracks in the said album is Kokobop. I honestly haven't fangirled in a long time so I thought of doing a reaction video to capture my raw and authentic reaction on the video.



WATCH THE VIDEO to see my reaction :



How do you fangirl, though? I have seen almost every time of K-pop fangirl and I could safely say I am the "closet type" of fan. Not because I feel ashamed or anything but because I just tend to squeal on the inside rather than to burst my emotions on the outside. Hence, my reserved reactions in the video. 

If you are new to this page, you may be interested to read more about my other real-life encounters with EXO here in the Philippines!

1.) Dream K-pop Fantasy Concert 1 - read here
2.) K-pop Republic Concert - read here
3.) EXO EXO'luXion Concert - read here
4.) EXO EXO'rDium Concert - read  here


There are lots of K-pop groups now but EXO will always and forever be one of my favorites. I hope they still make it even after 5 or 10 years from now. I have so much adoration towards the group and towards the members. It would give me joy to still see them soar despite the numerous groups sprouting and older generation groups disbanding or falling apart...


I hope you enjoyed my video. 

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Saturday, September 30, 2017

A Visit at the Far Eastern University | My Beloved Alma Mater

No matter how far we go, we always want to go back where we began. It feels good to reminisce the good old days, don't you agree? That's why I feel ecstatic whenever I visit FEU. It feels like coming back home after a long journey. 



I recently visited FEU to have a talk and share bits of my knowledge to 4th year Management Students. Like I've said before, never have I imagined I would someday be giving talks and speech to students because I was so shy to speak in front, least recite, when I was still studying. There's just something about standing and talking while the whole class sits and stares at you, right? It's nerve-wracking. But for some reason, I got older and became passionate about speaking to people and sharing what I know. I truly enjoy doing this now and I hope I could visit more schools and universities in the future.



My task that day was to share some of what I know about makeup for the corporate world. Since the students are graduating and would be applying for jobs soon. I taught them about personality development and how they could use makeup to enhance and elevate their game in the corporate world. 


The night before that, I prepared my short (yet super colorful) AV presentation. 


The event was held at the FEU Technology Building and it was attended by 4th year FEU Management students, headed by the Management Society. 



I am thankful for the trust and opportunity they gave me. Thank you so much, FEU Management Students!


And huge SHOUTOUT to everyone I saw on the campus that day. Thank you for saying hi to me and for taking selfies with me. It's truly means so much to me each time I see in real life the people who watch my videos.



I was supposed to film another FEU vlog for my viewers on YouTube but the weather didn't permit me to do so as it started raining right after my talk. I stayed at AB grounds because I just missed my "tambay sa AB ground" days. 

I also witnessed how honest FEU students are. I saw this phone laying on the bench, untouched. Apparently, it was left by someone (who later turned out to be a vlogger on vine, too) Anyway, I hope the honestly on the campus continues. Good job, my baby Tamaraws!


By the way, here's what I wore that day! A simple pink and white ensemble. Toned colors and cut yet still me - pink and girly. Hehe



If you and someone you know need a guest speaker for a university event, please don't ever hesitate to come to me. I offer it pro-bono because it's the only way I feel like I could give back to the community. Plus, I truly enjoy speaking in front and sharing my knowledge! Just e-mail me or contact me through my social media accounts.


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Friday, September 29, 2017

Spicy Korean Noodle Challenge - 불닭볶음면 먹방 (Fail or Pass?)

Spicy Korean Noodle Challenge is one of the most popular challenges on the internet. The noodle is called Buldak Bokkeum Myeon (불닭볶음면), it is a brand of ramen from South Korea that launched in 2012. It became famous due to the Fire Noodle Challenge videos people make. 

I have been meaning to do the challenge but kept on delaying it because I know I won't be able to do it. Until one day, I decided to just do it! 



WHERE TO GET IT :

I got mine from a Korean Mart in Cubao, near Farmer's Market and MRT Cubao. But this noodle is always available at other Korean marts, too. There lots of those in Ortigas, Makati, Fairview, etc. 

Each pack costs Php 60.



Here is the video. I hope you find it funny how I spoke 2 languages in the video. I thought it would be more natural to speak in Filipino during those moments when I felt like my tongue was on fire. 



If you ate taking this challenge, I suggest you take a photo first before eating. I doubt you'd be able to smile and pose once you feel the spiciness! 



I also suggest you prepare milk, ice cream and/or frozen yogurt. Chilies contain a substance that makes taste buds sting. These heat-detecting sends messages straight to the brain causing you to feel the heat! Milk, however, contains casein, a fat-loving compound that binds with spicy contents and then washes it away. 
So, that's how the milk helps revive you. Water is not advisable as is just spreads the heat around your mouth making it even worse. 


Wad I able to finish overcome the challenge? The answer is NO. Well, I almost made it but I had to spit the last bite because I was really feeling nauseous then. But it was a fun challenge! I'm sure it would have been double-fun if I did it with some friends or with my BF.


Try this if you dare! But don't tell me I didn't warn you. IT IS SPICY! 

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