When In Cebu: Stay in Hamersons Hotel Cebu

June 28, 2017

If you happen to be in Cebu, even for an overnight stay like myself, I recommend staying in Hamersons Hotel Cebu.

All rooms are equipped with LCD TVs, air conditioning, WiFi and a hot and cold shower. Some selected rooms include a Mini Bar.

The standard room where I stayed was clean and comfortable. All room amenities that you expect in the room is all in there. For standard room, double occupancy, the rate is at Php1,650 net. (Prices are subject to change so please check with the Hotel).

The breakfast the next morning was delicious. I chose Filipino style breakfast with Bangus. Love!

Unfortunately, the Hotel's business center was not working properly. I had documents to print out and was told the printer was not working. Oh well! Going paperless is always a good thing.

Hamersons Hotel Cebu is in the center of the city where most public transportation is accessible. It is located in 0337 Don Mariano Cui Street (along Chong Hua Hospital going to NBI). Visit the website here.

Back To School #OOTD And OPPO F3

June 10, 2017

School is cool and can indeed be stressful. Here's some tips to get you through the school year.

Never put off for tomorrow, what you can do today.

Don't wait for tomorrow to do things that matter especially when it comes to school. This way you avoid cramming and rushing to finish a project or school paper. Do that advance reading too even if it's just 2-3 pages in advance reading.

Plan, plan, plan.

Don't just plan for homework, major exams or school activities. Schedule down time or chill time, too. All work no play, makes one a dull girl.

Make sure tools are readily available.

Books, cute school supplies, watch to keep the time, versatile school bag, etc. Knowing you have everything you need makes it easier to succeed in school. Because college life can be hectic, having a trusted phone like the new OPPO F3 does not hurt, too. 

Be healthy always.

Get your boost of happiness by exercising, get at least 8 hours of sleep, drink at least 8 glasses of water, eat healthy and don't forget to take your vitamins. The "Work hard, play hard" should not be in your vocabulary while you are still studying and living from your parents hard earned money.

Be a stand out personality in school.

You don't have to be the girl with all the latest fashion, or the one with the most expensive outfit and gadgets. You can dress comfortably, classic and chic but have a smile ready at all times. Say "Hi!" to random kids in school because they might be going through rough times. Involve yourself in school activities, too. It's all about the balance.

For school, I prefer to dress comfortably, classy and chic.

OOTD Colors: Black and Blue

Esprit blue jeans, blue Le Pliage Long Handle Longchamp Tote, black Charles & Keith flats, black geometric IORA top and silver men's Fossil watch.

Manulife Pinoy Protect Plan

May 13, 2017

Pinoy Protect Plan is an affordable group one-year term plan that offers comprehensive life protection benefits for one year. 
For as low as Php 600 a year, you will get one year life protection with additional accidental and total & permanent disability benefits.
Plan 1
Plan 2
Plan 3
Accidental death & dismemberment
Today and permanent disability
Annual Gross Premium

Where to purchase it?
For more information, call Manulife Customer Care at (02) 884-7000, Mondays through Fridays (except holidays) from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm. You may also send your inquiries through phcustomercare@manulife.com.

3 Cleansing Wipes in the Philippines

April 17, 2017

Here are three cleansing wipes that my family recently bought. Each cleansing cloths vary in prices from expensive to affordable.

Burt's Bees Facial Cleansing Towelettes

This 99.1% natural cleansing towelettes is infused with white tea extract and other botanical extracts . It helps remove makeup, cleanse and tone in one easy step. The pack contains 30 pre-moistened towelettes.

Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleansing Cloths

This cleansing cloth is soft and gentle formulated for sensitive skin. It thoroughly removes dirt and makeup without irritation and stripping the skin. The pack contains 25 disposable cloths.

Kleenex Aqua Hand & Face Moist Wipes

This moist wipes are infused with natural tea tree extract, natural moisturizers including aloe and vitamin E and pH balanced solution. Hypoallergenic and safe for children. This travel pack contains 10 moist sheets.

What's your preferred everyday cleansing cloths? Leave your recommendations in the comments below. Thank you!

Get SM Rewards Card & AIG Insurance Converage

February 21, 2017

One of the benefit in getting an SM rewards card or SMAC is the ability to opt-in to a comprehensive personal accident insurance with their partner, AIG Insurance.

For SMAC holders, get a one year AIG Comprehensive Personal Accident Insurance program for only 20 SMAC points.
  • 24-hour coverage, 365 days a year worldwide
  • Accidental Death or Disability Benefit
  • Unprovoked Murder and Assault Coverage
  • Accidental Burial Expense Reimbursement 
*You must be aged 18 to 70 years old to be eligible to the program.

UPDATED: May 12, 2017

SM Prestige Cardholder, get a one year AIG Personal Accident and Travel Insurance program for only 40 SM Prestige points.
  • Up to P150,000 Upgraded Comprehensive Personal Accident Insurance: Grants cash benefits for losses caused by death or injury due to accident for one year.
  • Up to P2,500,000 Upgraded Travel Personal Accident Insurance: Provides coverage to members travelling anywhere outside the Philippines up to a maximum of 15 days
  • Travel Inconvenience Benefit: Up to a maximum of 15 days each time the insured travels within one year of enrollment
  • Reimbursement for Loss/Damage to Baggage up to P20,000 while travelling outside the Philippines
  • Medical Expense Reimbursement up to P5,000 for reasonable and customary expenses incurred due to sickness and accidents suffered while travelling
  • Reimbursement up to P1,000 for every 12-Hour Flight Delay
  • Reimbursement up to P1,000 for every 12-Hour Luggage Delay
  • 24-Hour Emergency Hotline Access while travelling - Just call (632) 8781280 (Philippines) or (603) 27725672 (Malaysia) 

*You must be aged 18 to 70 years old to be eligible to the program. *Review and consideration of members’ eligibility is done every 15th of each month. Effectivity commences on the 16th of the same month.

Samsung Family Hub 2.0 Refrigerator

January 23, 2017

I love Samsung's latest innovation, the Samsung Family Hub 2.0 Refrigerator! The next generation refrigerator, building upon Family Hub 1.0 which was introduced to wide acclaim last year.

Photo Credit: Jebiga

Key Enhancements: 
  • Users can determine which food items need to be replenished through the internal View Inside cameras. 
  • Images of those items can then be added to the shopping list feature, and conveniently ordered through the Groceries by MasterCard app. 
  • In addition, the Recipe app, powered by AllRecipes, features recipe readout and enlarged text to make it easier for users to multi-task in the kitchen as well as access recipe content from diverse countries around the world.
  • An entirely new and easy-to-use interface has been developed to enable family members to create their own profiles using avatars or their own personal pictures.
  • With the 21.5-inch LED touchscreen serving as an interactive digital bulletin board, family members can then, through their profiles and the Family Hub app on their smartphone, share photos, access updated calendars, handwrite memos in real time, and post memos from wherever they may be.
  • Users can issue voice commands to learn the weather and time, add products to shopping lists and order groceries online, manage to-do- lists as well as calendar schedules, in addition to controlling various other apps.
  • Samsung is also collaborating closely with partners including Grubhub, Nomiku, Glympse, Ring, Spotify, and iHeartRadio.
  • E-Commerce grocery shopping capabilities from grocers like EATALY and LiDL are bringing more convenience to European consumers, and Morning Brief news content provides relevant news from Upday for users in Europe, NPR for users in the US, and Kakao for those in Korea.

Considering a home appliance upgrade? How much do you think this piece of technology costs in Philippines Peso? Get Samsung Family Hub 2.0 Refrigerator on your bucketlist! 

Feeling Very Poorly

January 20, 2017

I thought it was over but it's back again. 

I experienced the same prickling and burning pain. It's twice in a row this month.
I think I only felt relief in about 2-3 days before it started again.
And, every time I eat, I feel like vomiting.

This time I had to take medication.

Is this what it means to get older? The unhealthy lifestyle and bad habits are catching up on me.

I have always been a sickly person. You'd think I'd develop a healthy lifestyle by now.
No, not me. I was told many times I am hardheaded.

Yet, I hate getting sick. Hope this medication works.

Muji 2017 A5 Planner Walkthrough

January 5, 2017

I just restarted my Youtube channel. This time, I will no longer be posting videos about makeup. I didn't know that there's a strong planner addict community on Youtube. I am one of them so I thought I might share my planning tips and tricks, arts and crafting styles.

Here's my most recent video where I did a walk through of the Muji 2017 Planner.

I also wrote a review of the Muji 2017 Planner back in October. The link is here.

Just a few updates on the Muji planner: if you use ballpoint pens, it won't bleed through the next page.

I also recommend using the Uni Pin Fine Line pens in 0.3 mm and 0.5mm. The 0.7mm gel pen ink seem stronger. If you write with a heavy hand, it might bleed through the next page. Otherwise, you will only see ghosting or shadows. Those are okay in the planner world.

I am interested to know what planner you are using. I am in need of planner inspiration. I am also in the process of uploading my arts and crafts haul on Youtube. Don't forget to subscribe to my channel so you won't miss new updates.

Thank you!

5 Healthy Options Gift Boxes for Christmas

December 18, 2016

A great gift to give someone special is the gift of good health and wellness for the upcoming new year. Healthy Options Philippines have put together five gift boxes full of healthy snacks. There's a theme for each box and for sure, one of that box fits the one you love.

The Advent Candle Box is a Christmas box for the health enthusiast.


The Christmas Angel Box is for that someone you know who is allergic to gluten.


The Star of Bethlehem Box is for the certified foodie that you know.


The Evergreen Fir Box is for the fitness junkie.


The St. Nicholas Box is a healthy food snack box that the whole family can enjoy.


The problem is the Healthy Options website isn't very informative. There's no description on what each box contains or if it's customizable. I can't even find the price of the gift boxes or is it priced depending on the items inside the box?

I tried contacting them via social media but I was directed to their website which did not help. And, there's no Healthy Options store near me. I have to travel to a different city which is two hours away. I would love to find out more before visiting the store or buying.

If there's a store near you, maybe you could help me out. Leave me your feedback in the comments below. Thank you!
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