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Saturday, 27 August 2011

Bye-bye Frizzy Hair

I have naturally coarse hair that really gets poufy once humidity sets in. I've tried a lot of stuff but it's either too expensive, too greasy or just didn't work at all. Fortunately, Avon launched their Advance Techniques hair care line. I love their skincare products and their make-up so I didn't hesitate trying out their newly launched hair care products, especially the Lotus Shield Anti-Frizz Treatment

I'm not surprised that it got the nod of Cosmopolitan Magazine because it really works. And the best thing is that it doesn't weigh your hair down and a single application lasts for 3 days. Here's how it works:
Say good-bye to frizz, flyaways and hair that is untamed. One application, and frizz is finished.
Like a lotus leaf repels water, our breakthrough lotus-inspired technology defies up to 97% humidity. Keeps hair smooth and well-behaved for 3 days. Bad weather is no longer the enemy.
Leave-in treatment forms a lightweight barrier that helps block out humidity to fight frizz without weighing hair down. Apply to damp hair. Dry & style as normal. For all hair types. 2 fl. oz. Complete your routine for maximum results with Frizz Control Shampoo and Conditioner.
I told my mom about it so she also tried the product sample I got from the Avon outlet in our building. We have the same hair texture so when she saw the results, she immediately bought 2 bottles. Luckily, there's a promo that when you buy a bottle of the Lotus Shield, you get a bottle of the Advance Techniques Daily Shine Shampoo for free.

This is the US variant. The Asian variant does not come  in a shampoo and conditioner combo.

So I immediately bought its conditioner and used it the next day. And boy, it did work. My hair became more manageable with a noticeable frizz reduction. And what I love most about is that you won't need to iron your hair too much in order to achieve straight hair. I discovered it during my preparation for our Med Night while I was ironing my hair. The heat setting is at its lowest but my hair managed to get straight in just a single pass of the iron and my straightening brush, pictured on the top of this photo:

For just Php 350 for the 60 ml Lotus Shield, Php 175 for the 200 ml Daily Shine Shampoo, and Php 195 for the 200 ml Daily Shine Conditioner, it's not so bad. I don't mind spending on something that works. Isn't it obvious that I love this product so much that I'm blogging about it? Lol.

Lotus Shield photo from the Avon website

Let’s Now Talk about the Silence of My Father’s Love and His Noisy Daughter

While I was browsing my Facebook home page, I saw a link posted by my friend, Sasa. It contained this video:

I swear my eyes filled with tears. Even if he’s a total kill joy, I love my Daddy so much that I wouldn’t feel ashamed of him. You see, in the video, there were kids who were making fun of the daughter because of her father being a deaf-mute. At eto naming gagang anak, ikinakahiya ang tatay niya. Ang swerte nga niya dahil hinahatid siya ng tatay nya sa school, samantalang ako hindi kasi laging nasa abroad ang tatay ko para magtrabaho. HELLO! Anyway, the daughter goes off to pick a fight with the bully. But alas, her efforts were in vain because the teasing happened again. Fast forward. And then she tries to kill herself.

If it was in my terms, I would’ve punched that bully right in the face just to teach her a lesson. Kiber kung ma-office. Haha!

Wednesday, 17 August 2011


I luff you Hikosen Cara. <3

Aaand, my sister found a shop at Bugis Junction. Yay!

Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Cry Me A River in Mild, Moderate, Severe

Kapag umuulan, lagi akong late gawa nito:

Ok. Fine. I’m starting to become tardy because I’m too tired to wake up early. I won’t explain anymore because it is worthy of another blog entry.

Anyway, floodwaters in Taft are very unpredictable. All you have to do is cry and then it’ll flood up instantly. Ok, I take that back because I just exaggerated. But really, it floods up easily in our area that’s why when it starts to rain, I’m freaking out. That’s because I’m afraid of leptospirosis and I’m afraid of stepping on something that came out of a person’s colon.  If ever I encounter any of those when I traverse the disgusting floodwater, I will cry you guys a tidal wave. Leptospirosis can kill you quickly so be careful when you have a wound in your foot. As for the former colonic content, it can cause other diseases that could also kill you in the long run.



During the summer vacation, my brother’s friend, RR, left his cat with us for safekeeping when he went home to Cebu. Being the cat freaks that we are, we were thrilled to take care of Mowy. It’s a new experience for us to be taking care of a bred cat. Mowy is a dollface Himalayan cat and she loves to eat Whiskas Junior and Fancy Feast.

At first, we thought that she is not fun to play with because she does not purr and is too delicate. But as she made alliances with Chiyo and Evil Kitty, she wasn’t as delicate as she looks. Mowy is the only cat I know that does not know how to jump up and down with a sharp precision. She only learned to jump after watching Chiyo and Evil Kitty. It is also interesting to note that Mowy likes to chew on bones! She is also fond of snuggling beside us on our beds.

So in just a month, I learned to love Mowy. She’s our Kitty Princess.

My heart broke when it was time to send her back to RR. And it devastated me when I found out that Mowy is missing after a few weeks since we returned her. The building security did not find any trace of Mowy. We all think that she was stolen when she jumped to the neighbor’s balcony.

Sa jejemon na nagnakaw kay Mowy, ibalik mo na siya. Plz.

Saturday, 6 August 2011

Being Toxic Is Not an Excuse for Being an Asshole

Each one of us has really stressful moments that would make us want to drink Motolite Battery Fluid in order to keep up with the flow of the activities. And there are moments that we get irritable with the people around us, which is totally understandable under certain circumstances, i.e. nag-iinarte ang group member kapag inutusan. I give consideration for people who are irritable in stressful situations but for people who lash out on others for no apparent reason as their form of stress release, that’s another story.

Let me now tell you the story of this member of the Vagina Squad, whom I’d like to refer to as Stress Drilon.

My group mates are peacefully having our rotation at the Vagina Squad Headquarters, doing history-taking and the tasks required for 3rd year students. They have this patient who seems to have a complicated case and the Vagina Squad is having a mini-conference because they are thinking of an appropriate diagnosis. Stress Drilon handles this patient so she’s probably at her wit’s end because has to come up with something really good. Not only that, she has other patients on the other side of the Headquarters. Crap. Stressful nga!

But seriously, I don’t give a shit so I didn’t know what she was doing because we’re minding our own business.

Until 30 minutes before five PM, she was throwing a hissy fit after a conversation with her colleague. She was bitching about doing everything, from assessing and referring patients that she shouldn’t even be handling. We didn’t pay attention to her because one of us is really keen on interviewing the patient that just came in.

“O sige, ako na rin ang mag-i-ER!!!” She practically yelled, then she looks at us. We still ignored her.

“Lahat ba kayo duty dito sa ER? Kayong mga third year?” Stress Drilon asked shrilly. We say yes.

“Hanggang anong oras kayo dito?” She said in a really loud voice, that’s dangerously close to a shout.

“Five po.” Then she looks at the clock with a sharp gaze that can slice a rice grain into half.

“Umuwi na kayo kasi natotoxic kami” Stress Drilon said in a high-pitched cackle and shooed us away…in front of the patients. The patients looked dumbfounded while they were looking at us.

And I was like, WHAT THE FUCK?! I was so pissed that my left eyebrow skyrocketed to the ceiling and gave Stress Drilon a really evil look. I got even more pissed when I saw my group mate put away his clipboard because he can’t interview the patient anymore, which means that he can’t make his written output. I really wanted to answer back but realized that I would be making a scene and that shouldn’t waste my time on an ethically challenged moron so I left with my classmates. And besides, that patient interview is another job added for her. Bahala kang ma-toxic diyan.

I didn’t even look back because I might have second thoughts in just keeping mum. Gaahd, it took a lot of willpower for me to hold back the urge to give her a lecture on the Code of Ethics and a thing or two about Paulthenics*. Lol.

I mean, seriously, we have every right to practice there because WE FUCKING PAID FOR IT. She took away the opportunity of my group mate to do his task and that I cannot tolerate. And even if her day is so toxic and her stress levels are as high as the gas prices, it DOES NOT give her the liberty to treat people that way. Like, I care kung toxic ka, because all of us are. In the first place, we were not bothering her because we did not even interview and touch her patients so it is not justifiable that she treat us rudely. Secondly, we are all professionals so we don’t deserve that kind of behavior from her. Toxicity is not an excuse for rudeness.

I will not question the school where she came from because it depends on the person if they can live up to what they learned there. One thing I know for sure is that I don’t want to be like her, unethical, rude and unprofessional. I may be a bitch most of the time but I know how to treat people with respect. This person probably does not even know the meaning of the word “respect”.

What a pity. Tsk!

*A subject offered in all St. Paul colleges that teach students on manners and how to deal with people.

I Could’ve Taken You Back But…


Sorry. Evoking pity will not work this time.


I would try to blog once a week because I feel I don’t have a life. Lol. I could probably do it since I need a release from all this tension. Third year is pretty hard for me because all I do is do a lot of catch up with all the reading. One lecture takes 3 whole chapters so finishing it all in one night is a really impossible feat.

Simply put, I need to bitch back. Haha!