Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Testimony by Anita Shreve

After my bout with A.S. Byatt's The Children's Book (read my full review here), it was actually quite refreshing to be, once again, reading a novel with a more decipherable plot.

Testimony by Anita Shreve

Monday, July 23, 2012

Hello Kitty Glasses from Mini (A Singapore Shopping Trip Post)

I've never been the adventurous type when it came to clothing.  Having learned early on the value of classic pieces, plus the fact that my frame wouldn't look too well in some of the more recent fashion trends, I decided to simply spend my hard-earned moolah on clothes that fit my body type.

Accessories are, however, a different matter altogether.  I love all kinds and was even sporting one-of-a-kind hip pieces during my younger (read: teenage) years. 

Age and time do bring in their toll and I find my choices of trinkets veering more on age appropriate styles and trends.  But I'm seriously thinking of breaking off this habit for this -- a pair of Hello Kitty glasses!

Hello Kitty glasses

Thursday, July 19, 2012

PR: Small-town Locals of Butuan Build “Court of Inspiration”

Through these projects, the campaign aims to give members of communities in different parts of our country pride in having personally built something that doesn’t just hone their skills, but builds their character as well.

“I was impressed at people’s willingness to jump at the opportunity to serve their community at our project in Butuan and I believe I’d witness the same level of enthusiasm in the communities where succeeding Courts of Inspiration are to be built,” says Kristine Martinez, Alaxan FR Product Director.

Driven by the desire to provide their community with its first real basketball court, locals from Barangay Ampayon in Butuan are brought together to build their own “Court of Inspiration” under the Aray Natin, Galing Natin campaign -- a collaborative effort between small-town locals and Alaxan FR to construct these symbols of community and turn them into something that moves people to aim for greatness.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Eyebrow Grooming with Vivid® LED Tweezers

I've always had my eyebrows threaded when I was still in the Philippines.  Yes, it is painful (view my post about it here) but it saves me so much time and effort in grooming them.  In fact, I've gotten so used to having it done that I find my brows are itchy for a session at least once a month.

But now that I am here in Singapore, I don't exactly have that luxury anymore specifically because I have yet to find an establishment that offer these services at an affordable rate (I'm leaning towards Strip: Ministry of Waxing but my goodness!  They charge an arm and a leg -- read: almost S$30/Php900 -- for a session.  Not in the budget for now since milk and diapers for the Little One are more important than groomed brows.)  Aside from that, I won't just go to any old hole-in-the-wall, mind you.  Mahirap na.  I might end up looking like a manang (old woman.)  L

So what to do in times like these?  Well nowadays, my pair of Vivid® LED Tweezers is my saviour.

Vivid® LED Tweezers

PR: LBC Lowers Remittance Fees to Benefit Pinoy Overseas Workers

Planning to send money to your parents back home in the Philippines?

Take advantage of the "Super Baba Remittance" by LBC Express Inc., the Philippines' pioneer in money remittance.

LBC's Super Baba Remittance

Monday, July 16, 2012

The Little One at Candylicious and Hershey's Store, Singapore

A great way of ending (or starting) your Universal Studios Singapore adventure is by getting your fill of candies and chocolates at two of the well-known sweets shops located here in Resort World Sentosa -- candylicious and Hersey's Singapore store (Hey!  You've experience the thrill and the adrenaline rush from the rides.  Now's the chance to gorge yourself with energy from the saccharine-induced kind.)

Uhmmm.. dada... Who's the big red dude beside me?

Friday, July 13, 2012

The Little One Goes Retro at Mel's Drive-In, Universal Studios Singapore (Part 3 of 3)

The rockin' 50s.  What's not to love?  The fashion was outta sight.  The music's so catchy.  And best of all, the food's a classic!  It's no wonder various establishments and products are still being made that are influenced, in one way of another, by this nostalgic period.

In fact, one of the most eye-catching restaurants at Universal Studios Singapore is highly inspired by this wonderful decade -- Mel's Drive-In.

Mel's Drive-In at Universal Studios Singapore

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Monday, July 9, 2012

The Little One Goes to Universal Studios Singapore! (OR What the Little One Saw Along the Way... Part 1 of 3)

There was once a little girl who was dragged by her adrenaline-loving parents, enthusiastic grandmama and less-than-energetic granddad to, what her mommy thinks, is the happiest place on earth (for adults, that is) -- Universal Studios Singapore!

The paternals posing in front of the Universal Studios trademark globe

Friday, July 6, 2012

About Faith...

One of my most recent favorite pick-me-uppers.  Has kept me moving during some very trying times.

SOURCE: The Karen Salmansohn website

Have a great weekend, everyone!  J

PR: Pole Dancing and Wheatgrass Can Make the World Happier!

Welcome to the world of pole dancing, inhabited by men and women with great abs, rippling muscles and unbelievable physicality (read: balance, coordination and sensuality).

Margaret Jade Chua Lao:
Fitness perfect - - pole dancing and wheatgrass.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

The Children's Book by A.S. Byatt

One confusing and heavy read that left me feeling so unsatisfied, and wanting answers to all the hanging questions and conflicts the book did not address, is The Children's Book by A.S. Byatt.

The Children's Book by A.S. Byatt

And oh!  What's with all this fascination on sex?

Monday, July 2, 2012

Get your Sushi Fix in Singapore at UmiSushi

I am a huge lover of Japanese cuisine.  It's the burst of flavor amidst the simplicity that just gets to me.  And thank heavens for umisushi, where I can get my fix of Japanese food, at very budget-friendly prices, here in Singapore.


SG | An Aerial View of Sentosa Island

Sentosa is a well-known island resort in Singapore. They're quite famous for their expensive luxury landed properties, exquisite hotel...