Monday, April 30, 2012

Canelé Pâtisserie Chocolaterie's Meringue

I am missing some junkies of Philippines and one of those I miss a lot is the taste of (merenge)  meringue that costs me P1.00 per pack or $S0.29. The taste of it so sweet and the crackling sound of every bite excites my taste buds. 

I am loud to all my food cravings that's why maybe Abbey bought this out of the blue. You know everytime I pass by here at their Raffles City Branch I keep on looking on the their displayed delights. Haha. And so I have my meringue. Thanks Baby. 

Unlike the meringue cheapos the taste of this meringue is very different, they were packed with flavors. Not too sweet yet made me happy. This is a great hit for Brianna and Daniella too haha. We love the big one Abbey but this is top much too handle for four people in one seating. Hehe. 

Sunday, April 29, 2012

3 Days of Blindness

What a wonderful world!, isn't? But how will someone say this phrase if they are blind. Black all around. I was moved by this article of Helen Keller  first published last ---. Helen made a list a of the things she wants to do if she'll be given a sense of sight in three days. Reading that, I am quite shocked, there are so many things that I am taking for granted. Actually almost everything around me was not appreciated.

I know, these eyes is a vital part of human being but If Almighty will take out my eyes, what will I do in three days. Just thinking, my gosh, all negative thoughts rushing down in me. But I need to look on a brighter side.

Okay, on the first day, I will wake up 7am and stay at my room, I will embrace the full hour of silence. Then I will ask my husband to come near me and I will try to memorize his face features, I will try to communicate with him and ask him all questions I can ask and memorize the ups and downs of his voice. I will try to determine if he is happy, sad, sincere through the words and voice that will left his mouth, that will last until noon and my whole afternoon, I will ask my niece and nephews to gather around at my parents place and all I want to do is hear all their voices. All the shouts of joy of the kids and laughter's of reminiscing. We will take dinner and savor all the aroma of the foods. I will eat all the food I can take and slowly chew every bit of it. In evening I will ask my husband to play some Mozart music and ask him to teach me how to find my boxes of teas and how to prepare it for myself.

Second day, I will ask my friends to bring me to a beach, I will sunbathe. I want to feel the morning rays of the sun and  hear the sounds of gushing waves. After lunch I nap just outside a cottage. Why outside? I want to feel the summer breeze. Around dawn I want me and my friends help me to stroll along the shore, I want to feel the hotness of every grains of the sand on my feet. On dinner I will ask them to build a bonfire and have a dinner and sip some red wine. I will spend all my time to listen to their stories and I will just move mouth to speak once they ask me. Haha.

On my 3rd day, I want to be one with nature, I want to go to a park and want to conquer my fear to lizards. Eeeeeee! I want to inhale fresh oxygen from the plants. My afternoon to my last hour of darkness, I want to be with my husbands arm. I want to listen to the Words from Bible.

As I made a thought for that idea, who says darkness is sadness? Now, I will start to appreciate more on the things around me before the unseen comes. Why? everything I can see here in earth is temporal and the unseen is yet to come and eternal.

While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal. - 2 Corinthians 4:18

Monday, April 23, 2012

SexyLook Mask

Me and my friend go gaga to masks. Hehe. Here are some things I observed about this SexyLook mask. 

1.I don't like the smell. It is like I am putting a sheet drenched in alcohol on my face
2. I had a hard time putting it on and making it secure to my face. It has an extra sheet assigned for the below of the chin that covers  half of my neck. Nice idea. Almost full eyelids were covered by the mask and and my eye bags area was hit also. No need of separate eye mask. Good point lei!
3. I need to lie on bed because it easily drops off. 
4. After peeling it off my skin is tighter. 
5. The next morning, my skin feels more supple but after taking a bath the feeling of moisturized face was already gone. :( 

We have a different skin type and our skin has different reaction with regards of the beauty products we put on. Try and see it for yourself, but for me, two sheets masks is enough. 

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Singapore Maritime Week 2012

I practiced my profession as a licensed customs broker in my homeland, Philippines, and our country is known for graft and corruption in the Bureau of Customs. I tried to change but I proved that was not a possible task to do. One man is not enough to do the change I want it to be. I am easily fed-up to that phase of my career so I decided to leave the port and be one of the brain inside one company. I supervised men, yes men, but clean and new brokers were also eaten up by the money-first mentality. This is not lower down ego and status of Philippines' BOC but this is the loud scream of pain that I felt for our country.

When I got here in Singapore, I was astounded. Finally I see the reality that I was hoping before for Philippines' port and customs process. Firstly I am culture shocked due to the fast-phase of every days work. But every now and then I see the difference, I saw the reason why many investors came here to put up their trading company and how kind the people behind the ports operations and Singapore Customs.

The import and export processing here is as easy as 1-2-3. No need to go to customs house just to file documents. No need to go the bank just to pay duties and taxes and most specially you can track your containers because all trailers and prime movers have their own GPS devices. Safe, fast as one click from our PCs and specially no red-tape. I am happy for Singapore and I am hoping in the near future this will happen too to Philippines' BOC.

Now that is Maritime Week were celebrated I am so glad when I saw the exhibit at VivoCity. The more I read facts on every zone the more I am thankful that I am here and experiencing the way that I want to work and be part of the import-export trading of a country. More containers to come MPA! Congratulations and thank you!

Sunday, April 1, 2012

LEADERS InSolution Collagen Lifting Skin Renewal Mask

Mask after mask, I am fallen in love with masks. Haha! After this Coenzyme q10 Essence Mask that made all the dirt inside my face come out, I am quite hesitant to put on another one. Why? Because it may cause another batch of pimples on my forehead. I had waited almost one week for all the zits to subside. 

Second thoughts filled up my mind but I need to try to prove what the others says about Korea's #1 Mask... The Leaders InSolution - Collagen Lifting Skin Renewal Mask. Oh, thanks Cossy for supplying a sample one for me. Apologies this is so late review haha! 

Putting on, and noticed the following:
1. The mask is quite large enough to cover my full face up to my lower chin (plus point). 
2. It really sticks on my face so even it was on my face I can do some task, no wasted time lying on a bed. 
3. The mask was packed generously with its serum and applied some of it on my neck (neck needs some love also) hehe. 
4. This is the shocking part, I am not exaggerating but the black spots left by zits on my forehead was really turned into beige. Zapping the zits. I just thought maybe, on the next day after washing off, the black scars will go back. But I am wrong, the mask really enlightens its color! Very very very lovely! Clap-clap-clap!
5. The masks do gave me a supple skin. 
6. The mask is fragrantly nice. 

Thanks again! This mask is available to Watsons  "Buy 3 Get 1 FREE" promotion till 25 April &