Monday, September 26, 2011

Admirable Couple

There's this small street in Central where they have small stall doing watch repair, key duplication, shoe shining, etc.  I've been bringing my watch to this watch stall for battery changes.  They charge reasonably.  The old Chinese couple can transact in English and they offer discounts if you buy more than one battery.  They don't give you crap batteries and told me that one of my batteries "not good" and said "should use this brand."  

This is really just a random post. I just want to say that I love this couple as they remind me of my hard working parents when they were still running their small business. 

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Beauty: Neutrogena Blackhead Eliminating Warming Treatment

The box says: 
"Use the gentle power of warming sensation to help eliminate blackheads for visibly clear and healthy looking skin"

"Instantly warms up to open pores.  "Blackhead Fighting Complex" then penetrates into pores to promote the removal of dirt, oil, and even stubborn blackheads"

"Cedarwood extract and moisturizer help strengthen the skin's natural water and oil balance, and prevent the new blackheads from forming with continuous use"

I will not claim to be an expert on beauty but I have very sensitive skin and have tried quite a number of products and I must say, this one did not give me anything but softer skin that feels very clean. Start with a clean face, apply and massage onto the skin.  It will feel slightly gritty when you apply it but as you continue massaging your face, it will feel even more grainy.  At this point, I think it's doing what it's supposed to do.  I've only used it twice and so far I'm liking it.  

Got this from the pharmacy for only HKD 85 (PHP 460 / USD 11). It comes in a box with 6 5mg tubes.  Each tube is good for about 5 uses so that's approximately HKD 2.80 per use (PHP15 / USD 0.35). Not bad if you don't have access to a derma clinic.  BUT! I think this works only if you have "normal" skin.  "Normal" as opposed to "perfect" and "problematic" skin, not the beauty-speak skin typing.  

It's a neat product and I rate it with ♥.  

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Happy Me: Advance Birthday Present

I've been searching for a certain bag, something that would work when travelling or just walking around with my toddler.  Lately, I've been putting my stuff inside his baby bag. I know.  Boo!  I want something convenient yet not too mommy-ish. When I found it, I kept going back to the store just to be sure that it was what I wanted. When I told Naddy about it, he bought it and declared it my early birthday present.

Lucky me!  Happy me!

Friday, August 12, 2011

It's crunchy baked wafers shaped like a shell, filled with snickers or twix creme and topped with creamy milk chocolate. Yummo!

We first tried Twix and thought it was great.  But then we tried Snickers, oh wow!  It's so good!  You'll end up with mixed emotions-- satisfy yourself and finish the whole pack or eat it little by little so it'll last longer.  

Got it in City's Super here in Hong Kong for around HKD 30+.  Not really cheap but I can forget the price if it's this good.  I  even forgot my name! 

Roller Coaster Ride

My life took an unexpected turn a few months back.  Highs and lows in a span of one month.  What could be better than finding out you are expecting a baby and what could be worse than losing it?  The physical pain and the frustration were nothing compared to the emotional roller coaster.  But let me rant about my horrible experience with Hong Kong's medical care for a bit.  

Friday, October 15, 2010

5 Languages of Love

About 8 to 10 years ago, my friend Susie told me about the 5 languages of love.  She said that in order to have a loving and fulfilling relationship with somebody, we need to find out our partner's love language.  I no longer recall why we even talked about it but I've kept her wisdom in my heart to this day.  Through the years, I've learned that you need to find your own love language too, and guide your partner (if he has not discovered it yet) in finding out how to fulfill you in the love aspect.  Knowing it is one thing but practicing it makes all the difference.   It doesn't matter how capable you are of loving someone , it's useless unless the receiver understands it as love.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Growing Up So Fast: Singing a Full Song

He knows quite a number of songs already but this is the first time he's sang a full song by himself, complete with dancing.

Nanawu's version:
Ringa rutie
Pa-kie-fu rutie
All Po Da!

Correct version:
Ring a-ring o'roses
A pocketful of posies
A-tishoo! A-tishoo!
We all fall down

I just wanted to record this moment that's why the song made it here.  A happy manie-moment for me!