Friday, January 21, 2011

A Natural Goddess

So it’s just recently that I viewed the recent much talked about and controversial pre-nup video of the Beauty Queen-turned-Actress Maggie Wilson with her then fiance, Victor.  They got married last December.  I could say that it would really stir everyone’s curiosity and the steaming hot videos would really make the eyebrows of our conservative (predominantly Catholic) countrymen raised.  But I don’t want to join in the debate about morality anymore as I’m more taken aback by Maggie Wilson’s natural beauty!  I also the video of their December wedding in Misibis Bay, Albay and she was stunning.  I bet, a graduate from the best Arizona cosmetology school, the Regency Beauty Institute will agree with me when I say that makeup and cosmetics are barely needed because she’s naturally a goddess!

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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Do Not Hyphenate Kids’ Names

I’m not claiming that I’m an expert in the English language nor a perfect grammar guru, but sometimes it’s just surprising to see some educated people and even professionals (worse, they’re educators) getting confused on the basic and easiest rules.  One example is the use of hyphens in names.  You don’t put a hyphen in a kid’s name not unless your surname has one.  I have a former teacher before who has Igorot roots and her surname is Bumad-ong.  Other than this, hyphenated names in the Philippines are used only by married women professionals who choose not to drop their maiden surnames socially and in legal documents.  So when opening a Facebook account for your kids, do not ever hyphenate their names should you wish to include “brag” still your maiden surname.  It’s just way off.  You’re making it appear as if he got married and worse, he’s a boy.  Kaloka.  If the experts would see this, they’d desperately rush for the best acne treatment because of the zit-causing stress such instances bring.  Que horror.

Itchy Hives

For an hour now, I’ve been scratching my back, neck and some part of my face because of some itchy small hives looking bumps that appeared.  At first I thought they were just insect bites but checking them closely now, it looks like my first guess is wrong.  I don’t know if it’s some kind of zit that needs the best acne product or it could be something else like an allergy.  Hope it’s not that latter.  I think between the two, hives brought about an allergy is much more dangerous than insect bites or some skin impurities. For the mean time, there’s nothing better thing to do but observe.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Lion’s Head Park

I couldn’t say that I’m already 100% back to my regular programming (re: online routines) since I still have to take it all easy and light while I recuperate.  So pardon for my late posts as it’s just now that I’ve got a lax time and the mood to do so.  If you are subscribed to the feeds of all my blog posts, sorry for the “scattered” Holiday posts.  That’s the only way I can catch up on blogging about them and accomplishing my special tasks at the same time (kwim).

Anyway, before descending from the cool city of Baguio, the family couldn’t resist stopping by along Kennon Road at the Lion’s Head Landmark.  We stopped over and did what else, took pictures of us!

The Lion’s Head is a limestone rock formation built by the Lions Club Baguio Chapter that has seemingly become the “gate” of the City.  Many tourists stop by to have their pictures taken in this famous landmark and at the same time marvel at the wonderful greeneries of the mountains.  On descent, stopping by would be the tourist’s last chance to savor the cool city breeze where trees of pines and every kind of beautiful flora are sprawled (not sure if there are olive trees though). 

When touring Baguio, it’s never considered complete without stopping over and have a picture taken at the Lion’s Head Park.



Friday, January 14, 2011


Authoring blogs that are more than my 10 fingers can count can really be tough.  Effective time management, fresh ideas and great writing skills must always be present.  However, I am a wife and a mom foremost so it’s not possible that I spend all of my day hours just tending my blogs.  So admittedly, I’m not a perfect blogger.  But despite the frequent absence of updates, I make sure that they are all presentable and loads fast.  Thanks to the impressive managed hosting services of my provider, my blogs rarely experience a downtime.  Whenever I have the free time, I also try to be in my best spirits and mood so that I’d be able to write worth reading posts.

Finally Together

I love hearing love stories in weddings that have unusual beginnings.  When I say unusual, they’re the ones that have weird setup, atypical arrangement or simply put, one that you wouldn’t expect they’d end up together.

I just saw from a former colleague’s Facebook the photos of her wedding recently.  It took place in the United States where her then fiance is domiciled.  They’re actually both Pinoys but their love story just started online and the long distance-slash-online relationship lasted for 10 years before they decided to finally get together (physically) and settle down.  It’s really amazing and admirable because many relationships fail with this kind of setup. 

Their cyber wedding theme is cute.  The table centerpieces in the reception included miniature laptops, modems, routers, headphones and all other things that symbolize the internet.  Guess what, they even raffled off a netbook for the guests so just imagine how everyone was so thrilled and giddy.  But of course, the giddiest and happiest of them all was the couple who survived the odds of cyber and geographical distance and remained amazingly in love with each other still.

Monday, January 10, 2011

A Problem Drug

As a budding dermatologist, I am in constant search for treatment for common skin diseases that more or less causes psychological distress to patients.  An example of this is in treating acne vulgaris. A chronic skin disease that more often affects teenagers but in reality does not choose any age nor gender. The most besetting amongst all the different type of acne is the cystic type, one that forms big nodules filled with pus that often deforms one’s face. A treatment discovered for this disease is Accutane. A vitamin A derivative that works as an immunomodulator decreasing the capacity of the epidermis to multiply. This drug however is but a problem. In fact quite a number of Accutane lawsuit populates US courts these days.  The law firm of O’Hanlon, McCollum & Demerath have won numerous Accutane cases.

Monday, January 03, 2011

Too Early

A friend of ours is getting married next week and our circle of friends have organized a surprise bridal shower for her.  When I was informed that it’s gonna be this coming Sunday at Wensha Spa, I got excited because I’ve never been there.  I just got distracted when the invitation said that it’ll be at 6 am.  I thought it was just a typo error as I wouldn’t expect us soaking tubs and having a relaxing massage that early.  But a friend clarified later on that it’s an off-peak hour so it’s the perfect time to hold the party and accommodate us all.  So let’s see if I can make it or I will just follow to a friend’s house after lunch where the celebration will continue.

Sunday, January 02, 2011

All About Triathlon

Triathlon is defined as an athletic contest in which participants compete without stopping in three successive events which usually consists of long-distance swimming, bicycling, and running. Typically the standard distance of one triathlon competition commonly known as the “Olympic distance” starts from 1.5 km swim, 40 km ride, and 10 km run. Tri-athletes who participate in these robust events tend to be physically fit. As being physical sturdy is a major requirement, special fitness regimen is necessary to be able to endure such challenging sports. Although, training and exercise are mostly more on cardiovascular work out, tri-athletes spend hours after hours of vigorous training, exercise and body and mind conditioning.

Rigorous training must be initially undertaken by anyone wanting to become a tri-athlete. Trainings like Aerobic Endurance, Maximal Oxygen Uptake and VO2 Max are few of the possible conditioning exercises one may undergo. However, aside from the physical conditioning, gears are equally important as it should be very well chosen. In the market nowadays there is quite a hefty of selection for triathlon gear and any tri-athlete wannabes should invests on a best and finest quality of gears to bring him on top of his game. Starting off with a good fitting- cross trainer shoes, wetsuit and a trainer with GPS watch. Aside from this, the biggest yet the top investment one may indulge in preparation for triathlon is the triathlon bike. Excellent and most popular of its kind is the Ceepo Ironman Viper and the Quintana series. It may break one’s pocket but it is indeed one of the must requirements to triumph in triathlons.

Well-conditioned body, excellent gears and equipments and a willing heart and mind is the key to success in Triathlons.

After-Christmas Shopping

Christmas is a season of giving, making it the favorite season of many who love to shop. Undoubtedly, there is more money spent on shopping during Christmas than at any other time of the year. But shopping does not have to end with the end of the Christmas holiday season. Websites like will easily let the shopping continue with the numerous deals, coupon codes, and other offers that they have.

They have different products for sale like computers and electronics, fashion and beauty products, home and outdoor products, books and magazines, music and video, tools and automotive products, toys, travel tours, dining discounts, and many more. They currently have 3,223 stores and companies, which include Dell, Target, Walmart, Home Depot, Pottery Barn, and many more, so you are sure to find what you are looking for.

The different offers that they have are Clearance Offers, Free Shipping Offers, Rebate Offers, Coupon Codes, Deals of the Day, and many more. You could save as much as 80% off and the best part is you do not have to wait long lines nor step into in a crowded store. No more waiting for store sales because you can get amazing deals from You can shop to your heart’s content right in the comforts of your own home.

So the next time you get the itch to shop, is the perfect place to scratch that itch. Who says you can only shop a lot during Christmas? With, it would feel like Christmas shopping all year round.

Baume & Mercier Replica

Baume & Mercier replica watches are very luxurious and are available in different models. They are handcrafted in the same way as the genuine timepieces. The replicas are popular in the market and their popularity is because they are cheap and affordable. The fact that they are cheap does not however mean that their functionality is questionable. The replicas are tested in the same way that the genuine timepieces are tested and those that pass the tests are the only ones that are availed in the market. Baume & Mercier replica watches, just like the genuine timepieces may not be classic or ultramodern as most models are but are definitely fashionable. Various models suitable for men and women are available and such fit in well with other accessories that one may also wear. One of the fascinating things about Baume & Mercier watches is the variety of sizes they are available in. Those that are small size are beautifully designed and polished for wear by women, some of them feature narrow strands that perfectly fit lady's wrists, they are simply feminine. For men, the average and large sizes perfectly fit their wrists. The large watchcases are designed to be big and average on style, making them masculine. Innovation is the in thing in the present watch designing and manufacturing industry. A watch manufacturer that produces innovative timepieces is the company that is bound to withstand the stiff competition that currently prevails and Baume & Mercier Company certainly offers innovative timepieces that resonate well with watch buyers and collectors as well. True Baume & Mercier replica watches can be obtained from various online stores that offer them for sale. Although they are sold at much reduced prices, they are both durable and highly functional. Although some online stores offer for sale fake copies of Baume & Mercier watches, there are sites that offer both genuine and true replicas of the watches.