1/31/10

Gift Lab bazaar

Quick post. I went to Gift Lab's bazaar yesterday.

Unfortunately I wasn't able to take any pictures of this bazaar since I was only there to pick up my aunt and have lunch at rockwell... but! I was able to go around for a few minutes...

anyway... It was a nice bazaar they also have a website, though I haven't checked it out. I have a really busy weekend. So I'll post the shops that gave me their cards.

1. The Body Bakery
I love the smell of their products.. If my sister wasn't staring down my wallet every time I buy something, I would've buy that mixed berries body butter... the girl from the booth told me I could have a customized scent!!! I've been looking for a cherry scented perfume since the year started... I hope they can make one!

2. http://theinksquad.com/
Impressive website! Cute shirts... I bought the Peacebol shirt by Miyaw Tala and the Evolution of Rock shirt by Kwinsi for my boyfriend hahaha I would've worn the Peacebol shirt if there were sizes for me, hmmm I'll probably steal it back from my boyfriend... Anyway, the ink squad team are promoting "design democracy" where designers would submit their works and other designers will vote then the winner's design will put on a shirt or something hahaha just go to the site and check it out!

3. http://theposhwardrobe.multiply.com/
My aunt bought me some accessories from this shop... I love almost everything she's selling

4. there was a shirt shop beside the posh wardrobe.. I wasn't able to get any contact details.. but all their shirts were really pretty.. even the shop owner was pretty. I should've gotten her card...

5. Party Pics
Last but not the least... here's the booth where I had the most fun~
 

  
  
  
  
me, my sister and my aunt~

1/29/10

An Old Hobby~

I used to love earrings and other accessories.. enough to drive me to create my own. Yesterday, due to the lack of things to do and since my officemate asked me to fix an old pair of earrings, and I ended up recycling her earring hooks and made a new pair.

I love stars~!
 

  

  

Hihi.. I'm too shy to model my earrings.

1/28/10

Geek alert!!!!

(Disclaimer: Photo's are not mine... It came from an email from an officemate, I'll look for the source later)

I want the new Apple Ipad!!!!!

Price starts at $499 to $699..(25k to 35k php)


It looks like a big iphone hahahaha




Woot~! It's so pretty!!!!

But~ I won't buy it yet~ T_T I'm still paying for my beloved Sony Ericsson Satio phone~

1/27/10

Colors, Patterns and a little politics

I was came across another cute site for color swatches and pattren making~



 
 

 

hmmm http://www.colourlovers.com makes me want to change my blogger background again

On a different note (Just wanted to share) , I was listening to the news on the radio on my way to work, and I heard the Ted Failon guy rant about how much it was to operate the senate whatevers... I wasn't entirely attentive about the news but it gave me the impression that they had nothing else to report about... They interviewed a Con. Cua from Quirino... and He said that indeed that it would cost a huge amount of money to operate an institution like that, he noted that there were a lot of things to consider like there were 3000 employees, utility expenses, other miscellaneous expenses. Although, we are paying for all those through our taxes... the senate is a necessary institution.

Ted Failon kept on asking "Is it worth it?" I'm normally apathetic with any political stuff but if he had his way and he was able to stir up something to cause the budget to go down.. there are people who might become unemployed. He could have said "Is the 5 billion peso budget allocated properly" and does not go straight to other people's pockets.

1/26/10

Pixel Art Attempt 1

I wasn't able to post anything yesterday, I was swamped with work since I was given my own project to lead... Although it's really stressful, I enjoy what I am doing... I'll post about my work some other time though...

anyway, while waiting for my officemate's reviews and reports I tried playing around with paint and attempted to create my own Chibi character or Little character... I also had a post about pixel art... which is why I wanted to try...

Here's the lame attempt:




I know... I know >_< super lame.. I will practice more... I promise HAHAHAHA

1/23/10

Sicilian

I've always loved Italian food~ Pasta, Pizza and whatever ^__^ I'd eat almost any pizza available... even the ones sold in the streets, however I'm very picky when it comes to pasta. I just discovered one of my favorite restaurant's multiply site~!!!! weeeee~

sicilian express

I'm hungryyyyyy

1/22/10

Bibi~ (Pixel Art)

(Warning: Image Heavy post)

Graphic Arts has been one of my frustrations in life I wanted to study fine arts or any art for college but I thought that it can be a hobby rather than a career... I choose money over what I love to do. Right now all I can do is look at "what I could have been" if I pursued arts...

Around 2005 - 2007, I joined gaiaonline because of it's cuteness hahaha and I decorated my profile with pix from Bibi's art I came across her site today and I still love her art!

Here are some samples of her art... I really I wish I can be as skilled as bibi








. . .

WAAAA!!!! Bibi is also an artist for Lineage 2?!?!?! I just discovered Today... T_T lineage 2: SEA is closing tomorrow.. Here are some of Bibi's L2 work for PlayNC (This made me a bit depressed..)




T_T I'll post more of Bibi's work to cheer me up.. T_T



Waaa this is so cute


 


Here's one image that might be familiar to other people:



I really wish I can do the same thing Bibi can do... I wish I can post all her pix.. but, that would be rude...

Anyway time to go home~

Weekend here I come~!

1/21/10

Stray Kitten

Last monday, I thought I saw a dead kitten in the plant box in front of my house. I asked my grandmother's caretaker to accompany me to check the kitten. If it was dead, we had to put it some place where it wont smell when it decomposes...

To my surprise... the kitten was still alive >_< I'm actually afraid of cats... but when I saw it's face, I couldn't help but say "Awwwwwww" and apparently my brother had the same reaction when he saw it.

I asked the caretaker to bring the kitten inside.. secretly because my stepmother hates anything living humans, plants or animals. I had to tell my dad about the kitten after a day behind my step mother's back. He said "it's better to have cats than rats!"

I can keep it! wahahahaha


>_< I couldn't take a cute picture of it while we were trying to sneak it in... T_T It looks like a tiger in a different angle~

By the way... "it" doesn't have a name yet.. and I haven't checked if 'it' is a girl or a boy.. I hate work

for the mean time.. I call it "ming ming" ahahahaha

Planner revamped!

In a previous post, I mentioned that my planner was warped because of the heat (I left it on top of the TV huhuhu). I was looking for those cute fabric Book Covers with handles sold at power books a few years ago, I bought a 120 peso book cover at national book store but it looked horrible! So I went to powerbooks hoping to find those cute book jackets... to no avail. Powerbooks didn't sell those cute jackets anymore.

I tried scavenging around the gift section in powerbooks and found a small unorganized box of leather wallets and some leather... just leather. I was wondering what those leather stuff was for, apparently it was a book cover!

Luckily, there was a stack of the planners I have beside that ignored shelf of gift items I tried the book cover on the planner and it fit perfectly~ It costs 850 pesos... but it was worth it because I use a planner religiously. Now my planner looks like the 2007 starbucks planner:


Here's my warped Planner.. I know.. The front is not warped and there's only a small area that's warped but I'd be disturbed by it the whole year because of my OC-ness.


The warped area:



Here's the book cover from aklateklat.com

Here's inside the book cover:

 
Here's my beloved planner protected by me leather book cover~

I'm not entirely a fan of the blue leather wrap thing and the little bead trinket. I actually changed the direction of the Leather wrap so I can close my planner better~
 
Planner Disaster recovery: accomplished~!








1/20/10

3 days to go

I found out that the end of lineage 2 announcement was posted on 2009-12-23... T_T 3 days to go... though I've started playing Aion... I keep on comparing the graphics and the places.. and the characters... it's so sad that we have to let go.


1/19/10

Fireflies - the Insomniac Song

No, this is not Craig David's Insomniac song ^_^ Have you heard of Owl City? They have this song called "Fireflies" It's such a nice song. My boyfriend and I are in love with the song. The melody and the lyrics make me nostalgic..

Here's the lyrics:

Fireflies lyrics
Songwriters: Young, Adam;

You would not believe your eyes
If ten million fireflies
Lit up the world as I fell asleep

'Cause they'd fill the open air
And leave teardrops everywhere
You'd think me rude
But I would just stand and stare

I'd like to make myself believe
That planet Earth turns slowly
It's hard to say that I'd rather stay
Awake when I'm asleep
'Cause everything is never as it seems

'Cause I'd get a thousand hugs
From ten thousand lightning bugs
As they tried to teach me how to dance

A foxtrot above my head
A sock hop beneath my bed
A disco ball is just hanging by a thread

I'd like to make myself believe
That planet Earth turns slowly
It's hard to say that I'd rather stay
Awake when I'm asleep
'Cause everything is never as it seems
When I fall asleep

Leave my door open just a crack
(Please take me away from here)
'Cause I feel like such an insomniac
(Please take me away from here)
Why do I tire of counting sheep
(Please take me away from here)
When I'm far too tired to fall asleep

To ten million fireflies
I'm weird 'cause I hate goodbyes
I got misty eyes as they said farewell

But I'll know where several are
If my dreams get real bizarre
'Cause I saved a few and I keep them in a jar

I'd like to make myself believe
That planet Earth turns slowly
It's hard to say that I'd rather stay
Awake when I'm asleep
'Cause everything is never as it seems
When I fall asleep

I'd like to make myself believe
That planet Earth turns slowly
It's hard to say that I'd rather stay
Awake when I'm asleep
'Cause everything is never as it seems
When I fall asleep

I'd like to make myself believe
That planet earth turns slowly
It's hard to say that I'd rather stay
Awake when I'm asleep
Because my dreams are bursting at the seams

A lot of people interpret the song differently, so I'll leave the meaning of the song up to the readers.

although here's what i read in Wiki that the song was a way to express the writer's insomnia. HAHAHA

Who stole the cookie from the cookie jar~

More like Pizza from the Pizza box for me..

Some of my officemates from a different team had some pizza and they left some in our pantry, which is conveniently behind my workarea... The left overs were there for around 30 minutes and no one was brave enough to get a slice...

Fortunately~ The lights went out... at first I hesitated to get slice.. until the 2nd time the lights went out... Just when I was getting a slice for me and my seatmate... the lights were back T_T huhuhu I was caught in the act...

Just wanted to share.

1/18/10

Skin Status

I've always been the boyish type in a group of girls. I've only started being vain several months ago in an attepmt to take better care of myself and to fulfill the only New Year's resolution I've never completed ever since college. All this taking care of myself and this vanity made me a lot more conscious about my appearance. I hate my skin.. I have freckles, I have dry skin, I have uneven skin tone... and I recently discovered that I have "milia"

What is milia?
I did a "define: milia" query on google and here's the best definition I got:
Milia are deep white bumps that form when skin cells become trapped rather than exfoliated.

I hate it, and it's actually the reason why I do not wear any make up, if I put on powder or foundation. It shows more because it looks scaley

Here's the picture that caused my misery...


Although I have a little less than that and it's not that noticeable unless you are 3 inches away from my face... It still iritates me. Before I go to a professional I wanted to try some suggestions posted on the forums. So I tried Clean and Clear's Oil Free Moisturizer that has Salicylic Acid... Well, it did lessen the bumps a bit.. but I broke out.

At the moment I'm still at a loss on how to get rid of these bumps.. once they're gone, I'll move on to my freckles..

(Update: I had to change the title because it seems to be misleading some readers)

1/15/10

Bracket Shmacket... TAX galore

When I received my paycheck, I was wondering why it wasn't as much as I get for the past few months... apparently... The company's considering our performance bonuses as a 14th month pay... GRRR. If we don't get the bonus, they'll refund the tax at the end of the year which means we'll be poorer for the rest of the year. Bracket Shmacket...

I found this site that helped me: Philippine Tax Table Bracket Tax Income

Greek Salad with Feta Cheese

I love eating salads even though I'm not on a diet. I just love the vinaigrettes! I am currently addicted to Figaro's Greek Salad with Feta Cheese.. (although I ask them to hold the red and green peppers). The salad consist of  Lettuce, Tomato, Cucumbers, Olives, Feta Cheese and the "Basic Vinaigrette" according to the menu. I think there's a little pinch of thyme in the salad as well.

I want to make my own greek salad instead of spending 129 pesos every morning.. I really wonder how the viniagrette is made. I looked at other websites and most recipes have too much, and I think the Vinaigrette in Figaro is alot simple than what's on those websites...

There's probably olive oil in there, mustard.. salt and pepper... I wonder what vinegar they used...

I want more!!

edit edit edit:

I found something close to the Figaro vinaigrette!!

The Reluctant Gourmet's Basic Mustard Vinaigrette

Ingredients: 1 glove of garlic, smashed
2 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
5-6 tablespoons oil (vegetable, corn, canola, olive or some combination)
pinch of dried parsley
pinch of dried thyme
salt and freshly ground pepper to taste


Mustard Vinaigrette Recipe
Ingredients:
1½ cups salad oil
½ cup white wine vinegar
2 Tbsp. Dijon mustard
1½ tsp Kosher salt
½ tsp ground white pepper (or freshly ground black pepper)
The 2nd recipe's probably it..

1/13/10

Sniffles Day 3: Not Working...

I've been drinking more than 8 glasses of water a day... and 2 bottles of apple juice or orange juice every morning hoping this water therapy thing would work... I've also been eating Chicken Congee every morning. I was expecting to have a runny nose because of all the liquids I've been drinking instead I have a clogged nose.

I actually feel more dehydrated and tired...

1/12/10

Dandelions

Last Sunday, I had a weird dream. My dreams are usually in the third person, I can usually see myself. The dream I had on Sunday night was a first person dream and was almost something out of a Studio Ghibli cartoon. I wasn't in the dream I was just seeing/watching what was happening.

The dream started in a meadow or valley where there were a lot of people. They were looking at something in the sky, either the stars or some fireworks. The people in my dream went up a mountain to get a closer look. They ended up on a broken bridge and found a woman and a child at the edge watching the stars/fireworks. The woman and the child, were happily joking with each other until the woman saw the child, who suddenly became naked, stand up and jump off the bridge.

Suddenly I was underwater, I was seeing what the child was seeing. The child was trying to look up at the surface. It was so bright and instead of seeing water lilies floating above, I saw Dandelions.

Then I woke up.

I liked the dream... I really tried my best to remember it. I keep on trying to analyze it to come up with an explanation why I dreamt of something like it. Here's all I can think of:

Fireworks: My sister went to Australia for New Year to watch the fireworks, she asked me to watch the videos on YouTube.

Stars: When I was commuting to my boyfriends place, I was looking at the stars and I thought a plane was a really huge twinkling star or it was a really slow ufo (har har).

Broken Bridge: It was probably from the last few scenes from Sherlock Holmes at the end of the movie.

If I could paint, I would paint everything that I saw. The dream was so vivid. My friend asked me "I wonder what your dream meant" so I looked it up on the internet.

Dandelion

Dandelions glowing in a sunlit meadow denotes a happy life for you with your new spouse. To see yourself eating them or drinking dandelion tea is a sign that unless you do something about it, your health will soon suffer.

Lake

Dreaming of a specific body of water
such as a lake must be analyzed according to its setting and the entire contents of the dream and much like dreaming of water in general, the clearness of the lake also has to do with the omen or situation it refers to. Clear water being the best. To dream of being in a boat on a calm, serene lake shows that you have much peace and happiness coming your way. If the lake is storm tossed then your life will take a turn for an emotional upheaval and possible losses. Seeing a lake in a glen with sunshine sparkling on the surface portends great good luck in all your endeavors.


Jumping

To dream that you are jumping, indicates that you need to take a risk and go for it. You will find progress toward your goals. Consider the metaphors "jumping for joy" or "jumping the gun". How you feel in the dream will provide additional significance and meaning to your dream.

To dream that you fail to jump, indicates that you are afraid of the uncertain. You do not like change.

Swimming Dream Meaning

Psychological Meaning: Expanses of water usually symbolises the unconscious. Dreaming of swimming shows how you trust the unconscious and are supported by it. You have confidence and are receptive to its creative power. If you dream of swimming underwater this may indicate that you have accepted and are at one with your unconscious. This union is even more apparent if you dream of being able to breathe underwater.

Mystical Meaning: Swimming strongly in clear water means you will achieve great success in love and business. The opposite applies if you struggle or the water is dirty.

Valley
To dream that you are in a valley, symbolizes your need to be sheltered and protected. If you are entering or walking through a valley, then it is analogous to your issues of death and dying. This death may be symbolic as in an end to something in your life. Alternatively, the dream represents life's struggles and hardships before you can achieve some spiritual enlightenment or epiphany.

Meadow

To see a meadow in your dream, represents openness and security. You are taking time out to appreciate your accomplishments.

Children

To see children in your dream, signify an aspect of yourself and your childlike qualities. You may be retreating back to a childlike state where you are longing for the past and the chance to satisfy repressed desires and unfulfilled hopes. Perhaps there is something that you need to see grow and nurtured. Take some time off and cater to the inner child within. Alternatively, the dream may be highlighting you innocence, purity, simplicity, and carefree attitude.

Fireworks

To see fireworks in your dream, symbolizes enthusiasm, creativity, and talent. It may also indicate that you are showing off and making a spectacle of yourself. Alternatively, it represents release of some pent up or repressed feelings.

Bridge

To dream that you are crossing a bridge, signifies an important decision or a critical junction in your life. This decision will prove to be a positive change filled with prosperity and wealth in the horizon. Bridges represent a transitional period in your life where you will be moving on to a new stage. If the bridge is over water, then it suggests that your transition will be an emotional one. If you fall off the bridge and into the water, then the dream indicates that you are letting your emotions hold you back and prevent you from moving forward. Alternatively, the bridge may indicate that you are trying to "bridge" or connect two things together.

To dream of a run-down bridge, indicates that you should not contemplate any major changes in your life at this time.

We'll dreams are open to interpretation ^__^ can't really rely on what's written here but... it seems to be all good ^__^

1/11/10

Water Therapy for colds

Since I was feeling under the weather today, I decided to look for some home remedies for my common cold and I found this site: Hydrotherapy for Cough and Common Cold

My colds usually lasts for a week or two, my immune system is a little weak because of my weird nightshift schedule in my previous company. I guess it takes a while for my immune system to recover.

I'll be trying this out for the next few days:

1. Drink plenty of water.

To wash out the virus in our system, our grandmothers will recommend 2 glasses of water right away upon waking up and before eating breakfast. They say this will help in elimination of waste from the body, probably with the intent also to lessen the virus already affecting it. If possible, drink from 8 to 10 glasses of water in its pure form a day, every hour. Water with dissolved substance like fruit juice also helps.

Hair Style adventures...

Either My Haircut is that great or my shampoo is really working... every month my hair evolves to a different style. I've always loved Jenny's (Taylor Momsen) Straight and Edgy look from Gossip Girl.

 

I had my hair cut around October or November, I don't exactly remember when. It's so difficult being so dependent on a planner ahahaha... Anyway, I had my hair rebonded last August 2009, so I thought it was my chance to try the straight and edgy look I always wanted. I asked my hairstylist Hani from Tony and Jacky (Makati) to cut four inches of my hair... she gasped. Hahaha! she always does that when I say I want shorter hair. She tells me that my hair would stick out every where because of the "fly aways"

Since she didn't want to cut my hair short, I had my hair layered, with the "Pointed" style with bangs. I don't know how to describe the pointy layered look. The normal layered hair cut is like Jennifer Aniston's hair:




And the Pointy Layered style is something like this:




My hair kinda looked like the picture above but mine look softer. I like her hair T_T Back to the topic, the longer my hair gets.. the "softer" the hair style looks. from the edgy look, my hair is starting to look lik this (with bangs):



Either Hani is one hell of a stylist or my shampoo is amazing!

I always get my haircuts from Tony and Jacky in Makati, I've had traumatic experiences with other salons before so I'm skeptical when it comes to new salons. In addition, whatever salon I go to, when I ask for my hair to be styled in a certain way, I always get the same generic uniformed layered cut similar to Jennifer Aniston's hair... I don't want a uniform hair cut! Whether it's Piandre, Bench Fix, or David's salon... my hair looks the same when I go out.

I was tired of having boring hair so I took a risk two years ago (June 2007) and tried Tony and Jackey's salon (despite my traumatic experience where I actually had to chop off my hair because it looked hideous.). The salon was right across the street from my previous office! ^_^ I loved my hair cut that time, it was a safe cut but my hair moved with the wind!! and I only got a hair cut no treatments whatsoever. The stylist, Martin, styled my hair with the pointy layered cut and thinned out because my hair is so thick and heavy.

I wasn't able to get a hair cut until Feb of 2008 because I was assigned to New York of a couple of months and the following months after I was really busy. But my hair still looked great.

While I was in New York I bought Herbal Essences Long Term Relationship shampoo and conditioner.

I've been using this since 2008.

Right now I don't know why my hairstyle gets prettier the longer it gets...I'm not sure if it's Tony and Jacky or my Long Term Relationship shampoo. Maybe I'll try a different shampoo for a couple of months

1/10/10

Aion fever

I'm currently really addicted to this game.. maybe I should document my addiction...

Not...



I must not be addicted to it like i was with lineage 2...

Edit: Aion Screenshots







1/8/10

Playing Aion~ (Private Server)

I finally finished installing Aion on my PC~ I don't think I'd be as addicted to Aion like in Lineage 2. The setting of the game looks dark and depressing, unlike in Lineage 2 (Heine, Fantasy Island, and Elven Village). The controls are difficult to get used to... W,A,S,D or Directional Buttons to move... which I hate because it requires more hand eye coordination.

It took me 2-3 days to complete the download and installation for Aion... (Download speed: 84 - 96 KB/s). The file was 7gb and it had another 1gb patch update after the installation. In addition, I had to download several other files like the private server launcher and the patch. And since my pc is so outdated. My Windows XP Home, Pentium 4 1.8 GHz, 2 Gb ram, 120 Hard disk space, Ati Radeon 9600 (512mb) video card... did not really meet the minimum requirements. I had to update my video card drivers and clear up a lot of hard disk space.




I only started playing Aion, because I miss Lineage 2. I hate AMDG for wasting a great game like Lineage 2 but that's that... can't do anything about it right now.

Anyway, Aion's just a replacement for Lineage 2... I'm on the rebound right now *sob*

My character is an priest~ as always! I love support characters. Although Aion's support characters are different from most games. Usually a priest or a buffer would have other magic skills or long range magic attacks. I was surprised to see that the priests in Aion are melee characters. I kinda enjoy smashing mobs with my mace ahahaha!

I almost forgot... I think the part I enjoyed the most was when I was creating my character.. FULLY CUSTOMIZABLE~!!! I can change my character's height, length of arms, width of my characters neck, width of my characters thighs, the space between my characters eyes... (and more) whahahaha I love it!

Best Prepaid Unli plan...

It was really sad that all Globe's unlimited plans ended right before Christmas... My boyfriend bought a smart Sim card during Christmas hoping Smart's unlimited plan was still active... to no avail.

It was annoying that these providers took out those promo's right before Christmas... it was an "all-about-the-money" thing..

Globe, Smart and Sun are the 3 major mobile telecommunications companies here in the Philipines. They all have their own promos that provide unlimited calls and text messaging. I've tried all three, unfortunately there are things I hate for each three.

Sun Cellular was the first to provide the unlimited call's service although what I hated about Sun, is their signal coverage. I don't have a signal anywhere and it's so difficult to call. I don't mind being disconnected from the call every now and then... but the coverage gets to me.

Globe offered the "Super Unli" Promo last year for 150 for every 5 days. You'd get disconnected from the call every 30 minutes which is ok. You can call anytime of the day.. IF and ONLY IF globe's network is working. Globe's weekly downtime is really annoying. Indeed we have unlimited calls all day BUT when Globe's system is down you can't call, can't text, or can't receive any calls or text messages!

Finally there's Smart, they have the best coverage among the three. They offered the "Smart Talk" promo several months ago. For 100 pesos, you'd get 5 days of unlimited calls. It's the cheapest among the three as well. HOWEVER, you'd get disconnected after 5 minutes...

I wish smart would extend the calls to at least 20 minutes then they would be the best of the 3...

links:
Globe
Smart
Sun

Side track... I can't believe what Cebu Pacific did to a special child... I'm more annoyed by the stewardess rather than the airlines. She should've handled the situation in a discreet manner... grrrr. My officemate told me that the other passengers joined in the discriminating act... grrrr

"Cebu Pacific said it has already apologized to the Alcantara family for the incident and to the affected passengers."  - GMA news

The other passengers should also apologize! So uneducated!

1/6/10

What's in my bag~

My bag's not so unique and very inexpensive compared to other people but I decided to share something about myself

Here's my 250 peso bag~ with matching keychains my boyfriend gave to me as a gift:



Here's what's inside my bag:




As you can see, I put almost everything in separate pouches ahaha! Here's a list of the things you can see:
1. Vanity Pouch
2. Kleenex
3. Ipod case
4. Cell phone pouch
5. Wire Pouch
6. Wallet
7. Coin Purse I got from the Jolly Jeep I eat in always
8. House Keys
9. Mints
10. Perry Elise Perfume
11. Clean & Clear Moisturizer
12. Mini Brush
13. Sony Ericsson Data cable
14. Bath and Body Works Cucumber Melon hand gel
15. Eye Drops
16. Mini Amplifiers
17. Scrunchies
18. Sony Ericsson earphones
19. Alaxan (ahaha)
20. Kremil S

I've separated my stuff into two categories, Gadgets and vanity.

Here are my gadgets:

1.Mini Speakers
2. Earphones
3. C50 Cherry dual sim phone
4. Ipod touch
5. Red Sony Ericsson Satio phone (not in pix.. ahaha It's what I am using as a camera).
6. Wires wires and more wires (I mislabled the picture~)

now for the vain part~



1. Stilla lip palette
2. burt's bees lip balm
3. Neutrogena Lip Moisturizer
4. Clean and Clear cooling facial wash
5. Cinique make up remover
6. Cool Mist alcohol spritzer
7. Maybelline facial powder
8. Body Shop Raspberry lip gloss
9. Stilla Smudge pot
10. Body shop eyeshadow
11. Hair Pin
12. Face Shop gel liner brush

I just realized that I have so much stuff in my bag! Actually, before I would only bring my burt's bees lip balm plus the rest of my gadgets in my bag. I only added more vanity items recently.

1/5/10

Blog Topic

My blog has no niche... according to http://www.problogger.net, if I wanted to blog, I have to choose a "niche" or a topic I wanted to blog about. I looked back on all my posts and I thought my posts were so random.

I have no niche...

I started this blog with no specific topic in mind. I read and love beauty blogs but I can't blog about beauty products because I do not actually use any beauty products like the beauty bloggers. I also love looking at techie blogs, although if I did a review I'd probably just say "I bought it because I thought it was cute." I like reading arts fartsy blogs of those talented designers, I wish I was as good as they are but that's about it.

My life is so random...

If I had to create one blog per topic, I'd probably come up with several blogs with only one or two posts... I love so many things.

However, If I had to come up with an excuse for the randomness of my blog, I'd probably say "It's my road to personality development!"

That's a valid topic right?

Expiration dates~

Due to the lack of tasks at work I ended up researching on the expiration dates of things... I know, super random thing to research, right? On the other hand, this was somewhat related to my new year's resolution to keep my room clean. I have tons of unused make up I received from my cousins and Aunts who come from the US. I hardly use makeup so most of the presents I get are left in the drawers "just in case." Most of the products I have do not have a manufacture date or even an Exipiration date printed on it so it's stuck there until it rots, so to speak.

I came acrosse several site which listed the shelf life of each kind of products. Some would say that we should read the batch code of the product to determine the shelf life. One blog which specifically stated not to copy anything from her posts mentioned a site that automatically calculates the shelf life of a product.

Anyway this site had the following list:

Bar soap - 18 months to 3 years
Bath gel, body wash - 3 years
Bath oil - 1 year
Body bleaches and depilatories
- Unopened: 2 years
- Used: 6 months
Conditioner - 2 to 3 years
Deodorant
- Unopened: 2 years
- Used: 1 to 2 years
- For antiperspirants, see expiration date
Eye cream
- Unopened: 3 years
- Used: 1 year
Face lotion - With SPF, see expiration date. All others, at least 3 years
Foundation, oil-based - 2 years
Foundation, water-based - 3 years
Hair gel - 2 to 3 years
Hair spray - 2 to 3 years
Lip balm 
- Unopened: 5 years
- Used: 1 to 5 years
Lipstick - 2 years
Mascara
- Unopened: 2 years
- Used: 3 to 4 months
Mouthwash - Three years from manufacture date
Nail polish - 1 year
Nail-polish remover - Lasts indefinitely
Perfume - 1 to 2 years
Rubbing alcohol - At least 3 years
Shampoo - 2 to 3 years
Shaving cream - 2 years or more
Tooth-whitening strips - 13 months
Wash'n Dri moist wipes
- Unopened: 2 years
- Opened: Good until dried out

Anti-aging and acne treatment - Three months to a year. Antioxidants are easily oxidized, so be on the lookout for any changes in color.
Blush/Bronzer- 18 months after first use
Body lotion - Two to three years, particularly if it’s in a pump container.
Concealer - 12 months after first use
Creme eye shadow - 6 months after first use
Creme blush - 12 months after first use
Eye and lip pencils - Three to five years. Sharpen them before each use as a way to preserve them and keep them clean.
Facial Moisturizer - 12 months after first use
Hairstyling products - Three to five years. Most are alcohol-based, which helps preserve the formula.
Lipstick and lip gloss - 18 months after first use
Liquid eyeliner - 3 months after first use
Liquid Foundation - 6 months after first use
Mascara and liquid eyeliner - Three to four months. Make sure you’re diligent about replacing these items to prevent contamination and infections.
Skin care products - 6 months after first use
Sunscreen - 6 months after first use


I never knew Lip Balm can last to 5 years!!!

Interesting tips from CBSNews

The following tips lessen the contamination of makeup and extend its use:

Use common sense.

Basic hygiene is key: Before applying makeup, wash your face and hands with soap.

Instead of directly touching your makeup by placing your fingers in the product, pour a little into your palm or scoop a little out with a disposable spoon or applicator.

Don't share your makeup with others.

Keep makeup containers tightly closed when not in use.

Throw makeup away if the color changes or an odor develops (makeup has preservatives, similar to that in food, which can break down over time).

Don't use water or, even worse, saliva, which could introduce bacteria that could easily grow out of control. If makeup has lost its original texture or consistency, the preservatives have probably broken down.

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Book Jackets

Waaaa I really can't get over my warped planner! Huhuhuhu where can I buy a cloth Book Jacket with handles like the picture below:

 I got that from https://joanyjacket.com I don't like the prints and colors T_T and I don't want to go through the trouble of buying it online and having it shipped here. HUHUHU!

I'm so dependent on my planner... huhuh.. /sob

New Layout~!!!!

I'm so indecisive about my blogger design, hahaha I was pestering my boyfriend last night to help me choose a nice template for my blog. It was so confusing because there were so many pretty designs. A friend of mine recommended Blogger Buster for gadgets and templates. That's what started my blogging depression.. huhuh I was so confused on what template to use!! every thing was so pretty!!!! My layout is called Night Sky 2.0 by Ray Creations.




(Image from raycreationsindia.com)
I'm still not satisfied with the layout, I didn't like that my navigation bar was removed. Hihihi I think I downloaded more than 10 templates last night HAHAHA.

On a different note, T_T I want a new planner... my new Planner warped because of the heat.. I'll try to revive it a bit and give it a little more character.