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Struggle

Posted by on Jul 11, 2012 in Life, Personal

Everyday I’m strugglin’

but let me tell you this…

Smooth roads never make good drivers!

Smooth sea never makes good sailors!

Clear Skies never make good pilots!

Problem free life never makes a strong & good person!

Be strong enough to accept the challengers of life.

 

Without struggle, there is no progress.  Though this is true most of the time, there may be exceptions.

I just wish struggling in a relationship would lead to progress and good lovers… But sometimes, that is not the case! Yes? No?

So tell me… why do people love people who don’t love them back? Why struggle?

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Pamper Yourself this Weekend!

Posted by on Jul 6, 2012 in Beauty, Entertainment and Lifestyle, Food, Health, Life, Personal

What a busy work-week!

Time to pamper myself with these awesome deals from Buyanihan!

 

70% OFF on Digital Perming or Hair Rebonding + Smoothing Treatment + Haircut by a Senior Stylist!

Which Perm is the right one for you?

Edwin's Salon Digital Perming

A Digital Perm is a perm which uses hot rods with the temperature regulated by a machine, which has a digital display, hence the name. However, the process of the perm is quite analogue.   The biggest difference between other perms and a digital perm is the shape and the texture of the wave created by the digital process.

A normal perm, or a “cold perm”, makes the wave most prominent when the hair is wet and loose when it is dry. The hair tends to look moist and as locks.   A digital perm makes the wave most prominent when the hair is dry and loose when it is wet. Therefore you can create the dry and curly look of the curl iron or the hot curler. The digital perm requires heat, so it is also called a “hot perm” in comparison to the “cold perm”.
Because a digital-perm is so easy to style, it is recommended for people who have a hard time styling at home. It also works well with coarse hair. A digital perm can create loose waves and curls, which is difficult with a cold perm.

A cold perm does not work well with fine hair or coarse hair. A digital perm, on the other hand, can work well with coarse hair as well as with fine and straight hair. However, most of the problems can be covered by the right selection of the perm solution and the hair stylist technique.  A digital perm won’t get easily straightened with blow-drying. If you like to enjoy both wavy and straight hair, a cold perm would be better for you.  Because a digital perm requires heat, it cannot be used close to your scalp. A digital perm cannot create tight waves – only loose volume curls.

 

Experience the Wonders of Pinoy Hilot Therapy for One Hour! Only P350 instead of Original Price of 700!

Pinoy Hilot involves the manipulation of ligaments, bones and muscles primarily to heal.  Treasure the benefits presented by this highly intuitive massage where energy imbalance in the body are identified by the therapist primarily through touch diagnosis.  Improve blood circulation, eliminate toxins, oxygenate body tissues and set neurological circuits right.

Feel revitalized with the therapeutic relief brought about by this age-old trusted tradition.  In the care and attention of the well-trained accredited by TESDA & DOH licensed staff to oversee treatments and total relaxation.  It helps reduce in muscle spasm, pain and tension.  It releases of endorphins, the body’s natural painkillers.  It gives relaxation and therefore reduction in anxiety.  It helps improved blood circulation.  It helps improved lymphatic drainage.  It helps  improved flexibility & mobility.

Inducing a feeling of well-being through the comfort of human touch of licensed Massage Therapist.  Helps reduce swelling caused by an accumulation of fluid in the tissues.  Helps to cure wind syndrome & cold syndrome.  Helps in balancing the overall flow of natural life energy through the body.

 

50% OFF P299 instead of P600 for a Tagaytay Lunch or Dinner Buffet with Drinks All You Can per person!

Since the storm left the Philippines already, it’s time to go out-of-town!

Deliciously-tempting 50% OFF Tagaytay Lunch or Dinner BUFFET with Drinks all you can!   Enjoy both the Taal lake and exquisite dining experience from Celina’s Cafe and Restaurant.   Wide selection of local and international dishes.  Choose from their wide array of menu from Asian, Carribean or even European.  A tummy-filling feast whether for lunch or dinner!

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Live Without Regrets

Posted by on Jun 29, 2012 in Featured, Life, Personal

I composed this blog post using WordPress app from my HTC Cha Cha which is currently on Smart Always ON package for 30 days.

I have a good net at home and in my workplace, but I ALWAYS NEED to be online.  One, it’s part of my job as a Social Media Specialist for TV5. Two, I just need to connect personally to check my emails and social media and blog comments as a blogger.  Three – early in 2010, I read an article in Inquirer about me and tagging me as a Social Media Princess.  I think I have to live up to that name Smile

Being on the go and jet setting all the time doesn’t mean I can do my work and write blog entries!  Thanks to my gadgets powered by SMART!  I’m on prepaid so sometimes I choose my package depending on the work I’m doing.  If I’m traveling around the Philippines, I don’t rely on my hotel accommodation’s internet so I usually subscribe to SMART UNLISURF.  I bring my own so I don’t have any excuse to work, write and connect.  If I’m in the metro and I have internet at home and at work, but I need to check emails, tweets etc when I’m out to cover events I subscribe to ALWAYS ON.  Whatever your needs are connection wise, SMART has a lot of affordable packages to offer for you.

I’ve learned a lot living an independent life.  One of the tricks in life that I try to apply is “Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff”  It’s actually from the book by Richard Carlson.  It’s all about simple ways to keep the little things from overtaking your life.

One of the best books I’ve ever read that really helped me a lot.

 

I guess to live life without regrets, you just have to LIVE MORE.

 

 

Regrets.  “Many of us crucify ourselves between two thieves – regret for the past and fear of the future.” – Fulton Oursler

Some interesting read I found over the internet that I think is worth sharing to all of my readers.  Spread the positivity and love Smile

1. Realize that it’s okay to make mistakes. Just make sure to learn from your past mistakes, forgive yourself and move on.

2. Make your health and wellness a top priority and always take care of yourself so you’re ready to take care of others.

3. Follow your own path—not one that others want you to follow.

4. Find the humor in life and laugh like there is no tomorrow.

5. Relax and move with the flow of life by being unafraid of change.

6. Be adventurous by trying new things and taking more risks.

7. Have more intellectual curiosity and embrace creativity.

8. Try to find happiness with as many different people as you can.

9. Think for yourself instead of letting other people’s opinions influence you too much.

10.Try not to judge people before you get to know them.

11. Be thankful for what you have now instead of thinking about what you don’t have.

12. Wish well upon everyone equally and try to admire without envy.

13. Share your happiness with others instead of hoarding it all for yourself.

14. Don’t try to change someone—love who they are now.

15. Enjoy the journey, not just the destination.

16. Know that happiness is bigger than any bank account.

17. Control negative thoughts so that they don’t contribute to the outcome of your life.

18. Use your energy wisely because spending energy complaining, worrying or being impatient is just wasted energy.

19. Be bold. Find the courage to change things that should be changed and accept that there are some things that cannot be changed.

20.Love your work. If you don’t currently love what you do, figure out what you would love, and take the first step toward that life.

21.Turn your discontent into a mystery and enjoy trying to solve it.

22. Face problems from different angles in order to find solutions.

23. Gain independence by realizing that on this earth we are all dependent upon each other.

24. Change your perspective by taking on a wider view of things.

25. Don’t waste time trying to bring disagreeable people around to liking you.

26. Become the person you would like to spend the rest of your life with.

27. Be honest with yourself and others by saying what you mean and meaning what you say.

28. Treat people with respect and compassion.

29. Live in the now by loving the present and being aware of your thoughts and actions. Think happy thoughts and speak powerful words.

30.Try not to put things off until later.

31. Never hold grudges.

32. Face your fears head on and try to do the things that you think you cannot do.

 

33. Spend time with people who make you happy while also not depending on other people for your own happiness.

One example of being connected to your loved ones, no excuse Smile

Live More

 

34. Stand up for yourself and others and don’t let anyone or anything hold you back.

35. Be yourself and love who you are now.

36. Be a participant in life rather than an observer.

37. Do the things that you love to do as much as you can.

38. Write out a list of goals and achieve them by doing them step by step. Don’t give up when things get difficult.

39. Do something every day that makes you feel proud of yourself—commit random acts of kindness whenever you get the chance.

40. And always keep on moving forward.

Source of the list: http://tinybuddha.com/blog/40-ways-to-live-life-without-regrets/

 

Live More. Smile

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Give Me a Pen and Paper and I Might Just Write a Love Song

Posted by on Feb 15, 2012 in Life, Personal

I wrote love songs and poems before.  But I never kept them.  It was just me expressing myself sometimes.  Sometimes when I encounter a piece of paper folded inside an old Algebra book I feel like I found treasure.  I would read the words on that paper, it would seem familiar – but not quite.  I don’t recognize the words, but I recognize the handwriting – it’s mine.

Then I am amazed at the things I can write sometimes.  I never thought I could write those.

And so I heard Adele won a lot of major awards from the Grammy’s and that all happened because she got broken hearted.  Amazing, what love can do.

Give me a pen and paper and I might just write a love song.

UPDATE at 10:15…

After I wrote this blog entry, I attempted to write a song. And hey, I wrote this in 3-5 mins. No edits coz I don’t like editing.

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On Being Beautiful

Posted by on Jan 17, 2012 in Career, Celebrities, Entertainment and Lifestyle, Featured, Life, Personal

A person who has good thoughts cannot ever be ugly. You can have a wonky nose and a crooked mouth and a double chin and stick-out teeth, but if you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely. ~Roald Dahl

Just a quick thought for today. I’m so inspired about David Archuleta’s positive outlook on life. He brightens up the room. His positivity is contagious. No wonder his fans are very supportive of him. Beautiful, inside and out.

Follow his journey here in the Philippines at FollowArchuleta.ph

Now, it’s your turn to spread the love and hate no more 🙂

David Archuleta

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2012 Planners!

Posted by on Jan 4, 2012 in Business & Finance, Career, Life, Personal, Uncategorized

Are you the type who uses digital planners instead of the old fashioned Pen and Paper?

I tried to attempt using digital planners since I have my phone with me ALWAYS!  But I’m old fashioned and I stick with pen and paper.  How about you?  Let me know what you prefer and why…

If you haven’t decided which planner to use yet, here’s a list of the good ‘ol fashion Pen and Paper planners:

 

1. Entrep Planner 2012

  • It has business tips like how to register a business in the Philippines.
  • It includes a Tax calendar.
  • It also includes success stories and testimonials from renowned business people.

This planner is now on 30% off via Buyanihan.

 

2. Seatle’s Best 2012 Planner

  • The one I currently use
  • It includes coupons to free drinks.
  • It includes fun stickers!
  • 24 hours wi-fi mini coupon
  • It has a month-calendar view and a free space for notes
  • Note: no daily view, but it suits me well because I need notes more and the calendar view to go with it.

 

 

 

3.  Bo’s Coffee Planner 2012 “The Coffee Book”

  • Also has a month-calendar view
  • with free space for notes
  • simple yet compact

 

 

 

4.  Sun Life Financial Planner 2012

  • the planner aids you in achieving your goals
  • has a Financial tracker of your goals and expenses

 

 

 

5.  Belle de Jour 2012 Planner

Stay organized in school or at work.  This planner is a chic carry-on!

 

 

6.  Starbucks Planner 2012

I’ve been hearing good feedback about this year’s Starbucks Planner for 2012

 

I know there’s more, but I’ve only highlighted these ones that I have browsed through myself.

What do you have for this year? 🙂

 

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Life Lessons: A Flair for Financial Freedom

Posted by on Dec 2, 2011 in Business & Finance, Career, Featured, Life, Personal

Failing to plan is planning to fail.

I have always been a believer of being prepared when it comes to school, work, my daily activities, my own health and even with relationships.  I have prepared my mind to stay in a very conservative state of mind.  I believe that I don’t have the power to control events, other people’s actions and reactions and the opportunities or chances that come and go my way.   But one thing is for sure – I am capable of controlling my own self.

The only constant thing in life is Change.

I can only plan ahead, and I like to plan for the worst to happen.  I can only be flexible and adjust to the changes that happen in my life.  I believe that preparing for change (which always happens) is the best thing anyone could and should do.  I got this after reading “Who Moved My Cheese.”

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I highly recommend everyone to read this – students, office people, moms, dads, everyone!

 

My first career as some of you might already know is Accountancy.  We studied the art of balancing for years!  Am I good at it?

yeah, you can say that I’m good at balancing 😛

On a serious note though, life needs a balance of everything.  You need to spend time for a little bit of work (for some, maybe a lot 😛 ), for your hobbies, for your loved ones, and for yourself.  You also need to balance your money. Simply put, you need to know how to balance what you’re earning and what you’re spending and of course, what you’re saving. And I know that’s not a simple task.

I think the biggest challenge anyone of my age has to face nowadays is the transition from being Daddy or Mommy’s little girl (or boy) to an independent woman (or man) and totally learning to live by your own means.  By the time we hit our 20s, it is imperative for us to learn the ropes on how to survive and manage our lives not just emotionally, mentally or psychologically but all the more, financially.

Case in point: myself. Talk about thinking where I’ll get the money to pay for my monthly bills! – lots of bills!  And on top of that, I have tons of expensive hobbies that will definitely exhaust my wallet if I don’t manage my expenses well.  I also happen to own a car (a gift from my mom) and I am grateful for such a luxurious gift – but I also have to pay for maintenance and everything else.   Most of you ask me – “How do you do it Hannah?”

All the credits go to my mom.

My mom is pretty 🙂 but sorry guys she is already taken!

I studied college without any worries because my mom got me an educational plan when I was born.  I have been freelancing for two years now but she keeps on reminding me to pay for my SSS, Philhealth, and Pag-ibig to make sure I have some source of fund in case of the unexpected.  She also opened a bank account so that I can put aside a part of my allowance for my needs.

I learned to prepare for the future from my mom. She taught me the value of saving up for my needs at an early age – whether it be in a bank account, an educational plan, an investment account or an insurance plan. I know most people shy away from the word “insurance” right at the minute they hear it but I believe that insurance is a necessary expense.  Life insurance, in particular, secures your loved ones future in case something bad happens to you. Imagine, if you were the breadwinner of your family and an unexpected event happens. That will not only take a toll on the bereaved’s emotional and psychological health. It will definitely take a toll on their finances as well. A lot of families have to lower their standards of living just so they can make the ends meet.

But don’t think that insurance is only about death. In fact, there are a number of insurance plans you can purchase as a savings or an investment plan which can give you cash benefits while you’re still living. In fact, there is even a potential to gain higher returns with these than your typical bank savings account.

You can read more about the Three Most Often Ignored Necessary Expenses at my friend Fitz’s blog (i.e. Emergency Fund, Insurance, Retirement Plan).

 

I learned all about these from my mom, but my mom learned the hard way.  When I was 2 years old, tragedy struck – my dad was diagnosed with cancer and needless to say, we weren’t expecting it. Nor did we prepare for it. We were able to financially support the treatments and medications he needed then but it would have definitely helped if we had other liquid sources of funds that time.

Today, there are health and critical illness plans offered by insurance companies that cover for hospitalization expenses and pays out a lump sum upon diagnosis of a critical illness, such as cancer, heart disease and many others.

Take Connie Dizon, for example, a cancer survivor and a Philam Life policyholder.  She had everything going her way – she ran a successful business; she takes care of her mother; she was generally happy with her life – until the day she found she had Breast Cancer.

Buti na lang, she bought a plan from Philam Life that helped her with her hospitalization expenses. Today, she is in remission and is back to running their family business.

Like Connie, you can easily prepare and save up for these unexpected events with the right advice and the right plan from the right company. The cheapest health plan you can actually get is Philam Life’s Cancer Life Shield. This plan pays out a lump sum amount, say P1M, upon diagnosis of the illness. This money can definitely help you be on your road to immediate recovery.

Connie is just one of the many fortunate people who benefited from planning ahead.  Real people with real plans – stories of those who had the foresight to plan ahead for their and their family’s future. You can read more about them in the links below.

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I hope you are all enlightened in someway on the value of planning ahead and would soon start your journey towards Financial Freedom. You can take small steps at a time but once you get the hang of it, you can venture to get more out of your money! Remember, you can make your money work for you instead of you working for your money.

So here are a few guidelines on how to start planning for your future.  Most are based on my experience, but don’t forget to share your own tips on the comments below!

Be a Financial Flair

1. Be curious, Be aware, Know

This is your life and your future we are talking about.  Be curious.  Why are other people successful in managing their money?  What is their secret?

Be aware that you too can learn how to manage your finances and make your money grow.

Know.  Know how to do this, read about financial literacy and learn about money.

Suggested reads:

  • Fitz Villafuerte’s Blog “Ready to be Rich” – a good friend of mine to whom I often ask for financial and career advice.
  • Ano ang plano mo?  (What’s your plan?) – Philam Life’s Microwebsite about financial planning.  Read testimonials of plan-holders who benefited from their Philam Life Plans
  • BabyPips – Kindergarten approach on learning all about Forex, if you’re interested.  I know most online entrepreneurs are affected of forex so in case you need to understand more, it’s the website to read.

 

2. Make your pet pig fat!

In other words – SAVE!  This is the very important part of all – the first step to your financial freedom.  Supposedly, it’s just simple to do – but the temptation to spend is a challenge.  I cannot stress enough the importance of saving.  Think about this (based on my own experience):

  • If you lose your job, how long will you live with the money you saved?
  • If I get sick, how will I pay for my hospital bills?  Do I have a health card? If not, is my money enough?
  • If something breaks in my house, do I have money for repair?
  • If my car bugs down, is my money enough for repair?  It is very important that my car is safe for driving so having my car in great shape is very important – else I can die!

These are scary scenarios but they all happened to me at my young age.  Start early – if you are a student now, start saving even just one peso a day!  and never touch it – ever. Forget about that money you saved.  Budget your money and bring enough money you intend to spend for the day.

 

3.  The Need to Want Less

This is related to saving.  Separate wants and needs.  The more you focus on only the things you need, the more you can save.

When you cannot distinguish between wants versus needs, or if you can’t identify a want as a want, you set yourself up to live in a constant state of craving and disappointment – and you keep on wanting more!

  • live within your means
  • live the lifestyle you can afford, else you will be caught in a debt trap
  • simplify your life

 

4.  Make more baby money!

I took up a lot of investment courses, stock trading and many other financial instruments training all in the hopes of making my money grow.  Don’t we all want our money to make baby monies?

I figured with the many things I do, I better let the experts manage my portfolio.  If I trade myself, it will be a gamble – because I don’t know how to really do it.  I can learn how to, but I have other priorities as of the moment.  I know the basics though so I am aware how my money should be working even if I let a fund manager or an agency to handle it. That’s exactly where insurance companies or other asset management companies can come in. Scout for some and look at which ones have established background and a proven track record that you can trust with your hard-earned money.  🙂

I gave up on time deposit and the interest I get from savings account.  Yes, it’s a temporary place to keep my money, but again (back to my point on #1) knowledge and awareness is key – that there are better places to put your money too.

Don’t underestimate the power of compounding interest!

How about you guys?  Anong plano mo? May plano ka na ba?

your move 🙂

*This post is sponsored by Philam Life.

Know more about financial planning on their official website http://www.philamlife.com

You can also visit www.anongplanomo.com.ph to share your “Sanas” (plans in life) or your “Buti na lang” stories (for Philam Life policyholders and beneficiaries) for a chance to win an iPad 2 and more!

 

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How to Sync iCal with Google Calendar

Posted by on Oct 25, 2011 in Announcements, Career, Life, Personal, Tech Chic

Every since I bought my MacBook Pro as a gift for myself on Valentines, my life has changed – in better ways and frustrating ways.  Until now I am not that used to using it as compared to Windows platform which I have been using my entire life.  I must say though, it hasn’t failed me in speed especially with photo and video editing which I heavily need – and running multiple applications!

My problem recently is how to sync all of my calendar in different places into one.

That’s what cloud is for right?

I want to be able to use Google Calendar and sync it everywhere – my android phone(s), my macbook, iPad and Blackberry Playbook.  And if ever I am away from all of these, I can still access my calendar as long as I see a PC (mobile or desk) and an internet conenction.

Now, my problem is – how to sync iCal with Google Calendar?

I know I can sync the calendar to my iPad – but not on my mobile phones… and I don’t want to use multiple calendar platforms – I want to use only 1 Google calendar.

 

And thus the question: How to Sync iCal with Google Calendar?

 

If there’s a will, there’s a way!  And here is the solution:

http://www.google.com/support/calendar/bin/answer.py?answer=99358#ical

 

How to sync iCal with Google Calendar

Ta-da!!! I love it!

And I am syncing all my calendars because I’ve gone crazy with my schedule.  I use multiple calendars (the physical notebook planner and digital) and it’s a bad habit!  So I put my calendar into one server but at the same time I can access it everywhere!

Also, I am going to have a new job which I am very excited about.  But I know for sure that it will be a stress fest – but it’s one that I need to channel my creativity and extort my workaholic mood.  So this calendar, is a start!!!

TAFN,

xoxo Flair Candy 😀

 

 

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Pride

Posted by on Oct 9, 2011 in Life, Personal

Pride ruins relationships. I don’t know why people cling to this. Most of the time, when I argue with someone, I am the first one to swallow my pride. I know better now than before and I know that it’s just pointless to keep it there.

I mean pride in a certain amount is ok, sometimes it’s good. But too much of something is just not good at all.

It’s such a heavy feeling and literally, it can put me emotionally and physically down. It’s such a stress.

It’s best to just pause, breathe deeply, clear my thoughts for a while and think slowly… Think on what matters most and what makes sense.

If I bother putting down my pride just to save my relationship with friends, family and loved ones – that means I really care about you guys.

If I don’t bother, that just means you’re not worth my time and ignore you.

So do know that when I say I’m sorry, put down my crown of pride, go up to you and talk it out… That means I care about our relationship.

And some points to ponder on. I know pride lingers in everyone, but think about it 🙂

“Temper gets you into trouble. Pride keeps you there.”

“A proud man is always looking down on things and people; and, of course, as long as you’re looking down, you can’t see something that’s above you.” – C.S. Lewis

“No one ever choked to death swallowing his pride”

“In general, pride is at the bottom of all great mistakes.”

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Greetings From Bacolod

Posted by on Apr 6, 2011 in Career, Fitness, Food, Health, Life, Personal, Travel

I haven’t been home for a while therefore we cut of our internet connection so I have no internet at home. 🙁

Sorry if I can’t update Flaircandy for this week, but I am doing some job here 😛 teehee

Anyway, just letting you guys know.

Will be back soon!

Hannah Villasis webcam

Taken at Bascon Cafe near my college school University of St. La Salle

This was my favorite hang-out place 3 years ago! I’m glad it’s still here and packed with students 🙂

I bought an oil-based angel pasta dish with tomatoes, olives and anchovies for only P130 and a yummy Coffee Machiatto for only P55

Ciao! till next time!

 

In the meantime, check out my poster on Easy-Phamax 🙂

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Juggling Elephants

Posted by on Mar 24, 2011 in Life

Earlier in one of my blog posts I mentioned how I miss reading again. Earlier this year, I also felt the quarter life crisis kicking in and I felt so depressed and confused but at the same time overwhelmed with the things that I need to do and the tasks that I needed to accomplish.

My concerned boyfriend though I should read books again and suggested this book to me:

Juggling Elephants.

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This book is all about running your own circus instead of it running your life. This book teaches how you can do the most important things in the three rings of your life: work, relationships and self.

It teaches you to balance things within the different rings, to know which tasks you need to prioritize and of course to never forget to set time for yourself too.

This book was very enlightening and I read this book in 2 days. I read it in transit (on plane) to and from Palawan. It’s an easy and quick read and I know this will help you too.

You can buy it on Amazon books for your kindle or at any bookstore near you. I have a kindle for Android and iPad and I have been buying books from the kindle bookstore because bringing these books in digital form is so convenient. I can read from my phone or iPad. SWEET-ah! You can buy this book below 🙂

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Where I Get My Inspiration

Posted by on Mar 1, 2011 in Advocacy, Announcements, Beauty, blogging, Life, Personal

Today is a very wonderful day!  A very touching incident just made my day and it reminded me of why I continue to share my experiences on this blog 🙂

I get emails here and there from readers asking further questions about my blog posts on my travels, food blogs, fashion and beauty thing-a-majigs and many other things.  Sometimes I get feedbacks or comments from readers around the world thanking me for sharing some blog posts I have.  But that’s about it, sometimes they say thanks, sometimes not 🙁  all good… 😛 but anyway, today… I have never been so touched with what I read earlier.

Today, Garnier Philippines just launched their “Bright Eyes” music video featuring different ladies, mostly Garnier fans on facebook, who live different lives and different careers.  Other than us being fans of Garnier on Facebook, we have one thing in common – we are REAL ladies, and we work hard for what we want.  You can see the determination even with the making of the music video.  In my experience, shoots usually take long and often extend on late hours.  Most of us stayed late for the shoot and I know shooting videos could be tiring for everyone including the directors, the talents and the technical staff, but the result is all worth it seeing the final music video and knowing that this could help inspire some *girl power* vibe to everyone.

Watch the video here. 🙂

Today, Garnier officially shared the video to their fans on Facebook.  I visited the page and saw Hazel and Jonha’s sweet comments.  It’s such a big deal to me and I feel great that someway, somehow, I can make a difference.

garnier screenshot

And with this, ladies and gentlemen, I am inspired.  This is where I get my inspiration from.

I hope that with the many happy things I share, I also inspire many girls to follow their dreams because once upon a time, I am a dreamer, but then… I woke up and live it!  Just work hard to be who you want to be because there are no shortcuts in life.  Every successful people I know, actresses, businessman, athletes – they work hard to keep their dream real.  They don’t just sleep like a monkey 😛

And so, dance if you want to… work on your voice if you want to be a singer, take guitar lessons, learn how to fly a plane.  If you don’t have money to do this, work hard, save for it or apply for scholarships.  And when you finally live your dream, maintain 🙂

And now, I share this inspiring quote.  It’s my boyfriend’s favorite quote by Steve Jobs.

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”

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Bounce Laundry Shop in The Fort

Posted by on Feb 8, 2011 in Announcements, Business & Finance, Life

Hey guys, I know there are not a lot of Laundromats in The Fort.  My friend just opened one and do check it out and have your laundry done here if you live in The Fort.  Or, for those who work in the Fort, you can have your laundry done here too Smile

bounce laundry

Bounce Laundry is a Full Service Laundromat located at Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City. They provide professional laundry and dry-cleaning services to their our customers and offer a convenient and hassle free domestic services enjoyed by even the most stressed executives in Manila so that you can have …A PEACE OF MIND…

STORE HOURS:
Mondays to Fridays – 7AM to 9PM
Saturdays to Sundays – 9AM to 7PM

SERVICES OFFERED:
Wash-Dry-Fold
Wash-Dry-Press
Dry Cleaning
Pressing Service
Stuffed Toy Cleaning

ADDRESS: Unit 2M Kensington Place 29th Street corner 1st Avenue, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City.
CONTACT #: 0917-8822269 or 5867989

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Boredom, Blizzards and Idiots

Posted by on Dec 31, 2010 in Featured, Life, Personal

Our lifestyles have changed over time.  Most of us can’t stand doing nothing at one certain time.  We tinker on our iPads, cellphones and laptops when we’re idle and waiting.  I hate lines in the bank.  Some banks don’t allow the use of cellphone, so I wait in line for 15 minutes doing absolutely nothing.  O_o

On the other hand, some great things sprung from boredom.

For instance, this blog of mine was a product of boredom.  I never would have imagined blogging to be a very big part of my life 2 years after I started it – and I was just bored.

Just recently, some guy in Astoria New York City, probably just got bored by staying inside the house with a blizzard going on the Upper East Coast.  So, he went out and documented the blizzard.  Right now, his video is going viral and is trending in Twitter and Google.  Life gave him lemons and he made a lemonade out of it.  He was bored, and he did something spontaneous, and now, his home-made video/documentary, is sought after.  Making the most out of a bad situation and boredom Smile with tongue out The short film is called Idiot with a Tripod by Jamie Stuart.

Idiot with a Tripod by Jamie Stuart

To all of you who are saying “I could do that too” or “I was thinking of doing that too” – well, the difference between you and Jamie Stuart is – he’s bored and he’s a DO-er Smile His videos are being posted everywhere – YouTube, Vimeo etc.  and is going viral and is everywhere Smile

Be inspired.

Being bored and doing nothing for once, can be very calming and inspiring.

Just a thought before I say good bye to a very great year – 2010.  Thank you for making it great.

2011 – Bring it on baby!

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Eat Pray Love Movie Quotes

Posted by on Dec 26, 2010 in Life, Movies & TV

Eat Pray Love is an inspirational drama based on a best seller book by Elizabeth Gilbert.  It is all about the author‘s search for finding her own self again and documented it on this lovely book.  I haven’t read the book but I just watched the movie.   Julia Roberts plays her character in the movie.  Many people say that reading the novel is better (it always is) but I can still appreciate the story still sipping in throughout the movie.  It is very inspiring indeed.  I am touched by a lot of lines said in the film and here I compiled Eat Pray Love Quotes so that I can keep reading it when I need some “guidance” and so that I can share it to you guys Smile

Top Quotes from Eat Pray Love Book

As smoking is to the lungs, so is resentment to the soul, even one puff is bad for you.

Happiness is the consequence of personal effort.

You fight for it, strive for it, insist upon it, and sometimes even travel around the world looking for it.

You have to participate relentlessly in the manifestations of your own blessings.  And once you have achieved a state of happiness, you must never become lax about maintaining it.

You must make a mighty effort to keep swimming upward into that happiness forever, to stay afloat on top of it.

“I met an old lady once, almost a hundred years old, and she told me, ‘There are only two questions that human beings have ever fought over, all through Historoy.  How much do you love me? and Who’s in charge?’ ”

Tis’ better to live your own life imperfectly than to imitate someone else’s perfectly.

To lose balance sometimes for love, is part of living a balanced life

“Learning how to discipline your speech is a way of preventing your energies from spilling out of you through the rupture of your mouth, exhausting you and filling the world with words, words, words instead of serenity, peace and bliss.”

“You need to learn how to select your thoughts just the same way you select your clothes every day. This is a power you can cultivate. If you want to control things in your life so bad, work on the mind. That’s the only thing you should be trying to control.”

In desperate love, we always invent the characters of our partners, demanding they be what we need of them, and then feeling devastated when they refuse to perform the role we created in the first place.”

We’re miserable because we think that we are mere individuals, alone with our fears and flaws and resentment and mortality.”

People think a soul mate is your perfect fit, and that’s what everyone wants. But a true soul mate is a mirror, the person who shows you everything that is holding you back, the person who brings you to your own attention so you can change your life. “

And here are Eat Pray Love Movie Quotes

“If you could clear you all that space in your mind, you would have a doorway. And you know what the universe would do? Rush in.”

Liz: “I am so sick of people telling me I need a man.”
Felipe (Javier Bardem): “You don’t need a man, you need a champion.”

“We call it “dolce far niente”, the sweetness of doing nothing.”

“A friend took me to the most amazing place the other day. It’s called the Augusteum. Octavian Augustus built it to house his remains. When the barbarians came they trashed it a long with everything else. The great Augustus, Rome’s first true great emperor. How could he have imagined that Rome, the whole world as far as he was concerned, would be in ruins. It’s one of the quietest, loneliest places in Rome. The city has grown up around it over the centuries. It feels like a precious wound, a heartbreak you won’t let go of because it hurts too good. We all want things to stay the same. Settle for living in misery because we’re afraid of change, of things crumbling to ruins. Then I looked at around to this place, at the chaos it has endured – the way it has been adapted, burned, pillaged and found a way to build itself back up again. And I was reassured, maybe my life hasn’t been so chaotic, it’s just the world that is, and the real trap is getting attached to any of it. Ruin is a gift. Ruin is the road to transformation.”

Everyone can relate to this movie.  We get lost once in a while and we pause and think that our life doesn’t have any meaning at all.  This movie may not be perfect (for me) so you might want to read the book instead.  But still, the movie is very inspiring.

Here’s the Trailer of Eat Pray Love Smile

Eat Pray Love Trailer
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