Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Beauty Tips: Cracked/Very Dry Heels Remedy

If you have problems with dry heels, you may want to try this. I had the same problem before and they just vanished after putting petroleum jelly and lotion mixture every night.


You may use your brand of lotion and petroleum jelly

I've read it from somewhere that petroleum jelly can soften dry heels but when I tried it, I did not like it because it gave me sticky/greasy and "warm" feeling so I quit.

Until I used the Avon's Moisture Therapy lotion given by a Filipina friend Ate Sol last winter. I like it so much because it really smoothened my arms and body so I thought to use it to my super duper dry heels. I mixed them together (50-50) and used them every night then wear my socks to bed. After 2 weeks, I noticed the changes. It worked!

Since then, I've been using it in my arms and body too after taking a bath.

I have shared this to my Filipina friends and one of them have tried it and she told me the other night that it worked for her too. I was glad to hear it!

It works for me and for Ann, it might work for you too but be sure that you are not allergic to petroleum jelly.

Just sharing.

Thanks for the visit.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Anne Curtis Wears Francis Libiran for America's Next Top Model

Bravo!!!

Ms. Anne Curtis is showcasing gowns created by a Filipino Designer Francis Libiran for America's Next Top Model! Clap! Clap! Clap!

Thanks to the Producer of the show, who is also a kababayan,  Michael Carandang.




Also, Congratulations to the Make-up artist, Robbie Pinera and to the famous Fashion Photographer, Marc Nicdao.

Good job g-Anne-da! Good job Kababayans!

Thanks for the visit!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Vote American Idol Jessica Sanchez Via Facebook for FREE

Jessica Sanchez
Let us support our Mexican-Filipino American Idol contender Jessica Sanchez thru online voting via Facebook. I have been voting  5 times at the moment but I had to set it aside to post this blog. We are allowed to vote 50 times. So let's grab this opportunity!

Start here then just follow the instructions.

Highlight the name of the candidate you want to vote for-
I highlighted Jessica Sanchez

It shows like this after you click the vote

Be sure to type the letters/numbers appeared before you hit the word "vote"

To all Filipinos around the globe, let us support Jessica Sanchez! Let's vote for her!

Thanks for checking this blog out.

I wish you a wonderful day/night... Bechay


Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Sarah Geronimo & Gerald Anderson: ABS-CBN Summer ID Recording Sessions



I can't stop smiling while watching the video. Did you notice that they're both wearing orange shirts?  Hehehe!

I wish them more projects together.

And here I wish you a good day/morning or evening... Bechay

Anne Curtis Rides the MRT Again





That's why I love Anne Curtis :)

Walang arte sa katawan. She used the MRT because it's the faster way going to her noontime TV show "It's Showtime" from her taping of her upcoming soap "Kailangan Koy Ikaw".

The first time she rode the MRT was during the concert of Kyle Minogue last year, in order to get at the Araneta Coliseum from the airport on time.

Way to go g-ANNE-da!

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Sunday, April 15, 2012

Bb. Pilipinas 2012 Winners

Bb. Pilipinas Universe 2012- Janine Tugonon and her court
Thanks to the source of the photo

The first thing I checked when I woke up this morning was the result of this most prestigious pageant in the Philippines which was hold last night April 15, 2012, Philippine time.

And so here are the winners:


Miss Universe: Candidate No. 18 Janine Tugonon

Miss International: Candidate No.8 Nicole Schmitz

Miss Tourism: Candidate No. 13 Katerina Dimaranan

First Runner Up: Candidate No. 15 Elaine Kay Moll

Second Runner Up: Candidate No. 25 Annalie Forbes

Special Awards:
Best in Swimsuit: #8 Nicole Schmitz
Best in Evening Gown: #26 Angelee Claudett delis Reyes
Best in National Costume: #8 Nicole Schmitz
Miss Photogenic: #1 Karen Gallman
Miss Talent: #13 Katrina Dimaranan
Miss Congeniality: #25 Chloe Zanardi
Miss Philippine Airlines: #9 Mary Jean Lastimosa
Miss Avon: #9 Mary Jean Lastimosa
Miss Manila Bulletin Readers’ Choice: #20 Roxanne Tadique
People’s Choice: #21 Giselle Angelica Munoz

The pageant was hosted by Iza Calzado, Xian Lim, Venus Raj and Georgina Wilson.

Congratulations to the winners!

And here I wish them goodluck for the upcoming International competition. And I wish you a fantastic day... Bechay

These Sweet Treats

Hubby shared the cookies I baked last week with his co-workers and a thoughtful guy named Brad sent these sweet treats for me as a thank you gesture. I feel embarassed because I didn't think those cookies were good.


Reese's Peanut Butter Mini Cups
and Hershey's Cookies n' Creme Drops

Shhh. I don't like both peanut butter and cookies 'n' cream  flavors, hehehe! It's good that hubby liked them so he is the one enjoying them.

Just sharing.

Thank you for the visit.

And here I wish you a blessed Sunday... Bechay

ABS-CBN SUMMER ID 2012 "Pinoy Summer Da Best Forever" by Sarah Geronimo




Da Best indeed!

I love the part of Sarah Geronimo and Gerald Anderson :) No KC Concepcion anymore? Or, did I just miss her out?

Watching this video is making me wanting to go home. It's more fun in the Philippines!

I hope you enjoyed watching the video.

And here I wish you a summer full of fun and adventure... Bechay

Friday, April 13, 2012

More Photos of Sarah Geronimo and Gerald Anderson Together

I was browsing the internet when I stumbled upon these photos of Sasa and Gege. I am big fan of their reel and "real" loveteam you know :) so I grabbed them and post them here right away. Thanks to the source.


Wow, eyes to eyes! Sweet!

Hmm. "couple" shirt again?

"Jack and Rose" :)

Aren't they look good together?

Super bagay! Walang kokontra please!

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Thursday, April 12, 2012

Jessica Sanchez: Stuttering - Top 7 - AMERICAN IDOL SEASON 11



Amazing, amazing, amazing!

Keep going Jessica Sanchez!

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Fitri Cerado- The Next Philippine Pride!

Have you heard about this girl? 

I came across this video on Facebook, I got curious so I hit the play button. I had goosebumps when I heard her voice. This 8-year old girl has an amazing voice!

I played this video many times and I got carried away, I noticed the tears ran down my cheeks. She made me cry!

Check this video out:





There are more videos of her online, you may want to play them as well. I'm going to play them as soon as I am done posting this blog.

Thanks for visiting.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

One Fine Afternoon in the Water Canyon

Ate Sol, one of the Pinays here, called me yesterday to go walking with co-Filipinos Lloyd and Nikki. I was excited. After hybernating for 5 months in the winter time, I thought it's about time to sweat it out. It was not an ordinary walking we did. And I did not expect it. Ate Sol was so brave to hike or climb up the hill. That challenged me anyhow, hehehe!

After 2 hours of walking, hiking and climbing, I feel like I've been beaten up by 10 people. Oh my goodness, that was so dead tiring. But it was all worth it.

Sharing the photos I took while I was catching my breath :)

we parked our car in this area from across the campers

they walk too fast!

people having picnic

rest room-there were 3 of them along the way

the water in the creek is very cold

the towering trees

Lloyd and Nikki

image of vandalism

oops.. hubby Rich might have been here before, lol!

view from the top

Lloyd and Nikki at the top of the rocks

we are exhausted, hehehe!

feeling triumphant :)

a nice pose with Ate Sol :)

the hard part- going down from the hill

I wanna come back to this place again

We are planning to come back in 2 weeks for a camping activity. I hope it's going to happen. I am already excited, hehehe!

Thanks for visiting!

I've Got Avon's Skin So Soft Facial Remover

My heartfelt thanks to the donor, Ate Soledad Gray :)  

Last week, my Filipina friends and I were talking about facial hair removal cream. I have a noticeable hair in my upper lip and I wanted to get rid of them. I have tried threading once but I didn't want to do it ever again. It was so painful!

Yesterday, Ate Sol said she has something for me. It was exactly what I need. I was touched by her thoughtfulness. It was funny because she sells Avon products and I have bought products from her several times but I haven't even thought of buying a hair removal cream. So stupid of me, hehehe!

Avon's Skin So Soft Facial Hair Removal Cream

Ate Sol is such a thoughtful friend. Everybody loves her. If you buy Avon products from her, expect 2 or more items for you- free, hehehe! When my teeners went back to the Philippines last year, she gave them lots of lots of Avon products for them to bring. They were so happy and thankful. Me too.

 Thanks for the visit!


Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Sarah Geronimo and Gerald Anderson's Photo by Marc Nicdao


The beautiful "couple" Gerald A. and Sarah G.

They look so cute together!

Kiligness to the bones, hahahaha!

Thanks to Marc Nicdao ( I grabbed this from his twitter).

Thanks for visiting.

Lucy Torres-Gomez and Daughter Juliana Cover Good Housekeeping April 2012 Issue

The angelic Ms. Lucy Torres-Gomez with pretty daughter Juliana

I miss reading Good Housekeeping Philippines. Sigh.

Grab your copy now!

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Monday, April 9, 2012

10 Lessons We Can Learn from KC Concepcion

I would like to share these things that we can learn from KC Concepcion courtesy of FN website. She just celebrated her 27th year of her existence last Saturday, April 7th.

KC Concepcion

 1. Keep your family close-  They are always there for us whatever happens.
 2. Think positive-  Don't get discouraged right away when something is gone wrong.
 3. Enjoy being inlove-  Tell the world that you are in love and happy.
 4. Accept when enough is enough-  Know how to say, "I can't handle it anymore!"
 5. Welcome change-  Be open to change.
 6. Don't hurry love-  Heal the wound first and enjoy being single again.
 7. Make time for fitness- Exercise regularly.
 8. Channel your negative energy-  Be always inspired
 9. Be thankful for what you have-  Count your blessings
10.Give back-  Help others

Hmm. I must admit that many times I forgot to be thankful for what I have.

Thanks for the visit!



Saturday, April 7, 2012

The Beauty of Spring

Today around 2pm, I wandered around the neighborhood to take photos of Mother nature's wonderful and amazing beauty.

God is so great for creating all these things.

don't know what tree is this but I know it's a fruit tree

cherry tree

Peach tree

tulips in my front yard- weedy :)

can't identify this tree

neither this one

Awesomeness!

After spring, summer comes next. That I cannot wait :)

Thanks for dropping by.

The Winners of my First Give Away Contest

This announcement of the lucky winners of My First Give Away contest has been long over-due. My apology. I had to wait the LBC box to arrive in Davao City which supposedly should have arrived on the last week of March but sad to say, LBC just delivered the box today.

The drawing was held in Davao City, Philippines, last March 24, 2012 by my daughter via random.org in consonance with her 22nd birthday.

The first prize winner is :  Michi of
http://www.michiphotostory.com/

Michi won this Bath & Body works gift set
The second prize winner is: Kristen of
http://avagabondmom.blogspot.com/

Kristen won this hot and cold thermos
The third prize winner is: Lanyran (Facebook user)


Lanyran won this dress

Not that much people joined the contest but I understand that the stuff are not enticing, or, maybe because I did not promote it seriously, hehehe, lesson learned. But I won't quit, in fact, I'm planning to have another give away again in the near future. And it's gonna be worth joining. Hehehe!

Anyway, my heartfelt thanks to all who cared to join. 

Congratulations to the winners! And to those who did not win, better luck next time!

And thanks for visiting :)

Friday, April 6, 2012

Marian Rivera: Behind the Scene of Cosmo April cover shoot!




I love her smile! Pretty, pretty, pretty!

Thanks for droppin' by!

Marian Rivera Covers Cosmo Magazine, April 2012 Issue

The candid, gorgeous and charming MARIAN RIVERA

I was speechless when I saw this photo of her. She is such a beauty!

Get your copy now!

And thanks for the visit.


Thursday, April 5, 2012

Pasalubong from Cebu City, Philippines! Part 2

If you are interested to read the Part 1, click here. Thank you.

Sharing here the other stuff that I got from my friend Ann as Pasalubong from Philippines. I bet I would be a good girl to hubby for a month or so, hehehe! There would be no reason to be grumpy at all because my pantry is full of Pinoy stuff, hehehe!


Dried Fish! My all time favorites!


Dried boneless danggit

Dried Squid

can't recall this kind of fish

galunggong

Hasa-hasa 

She also brought other stuff like Piyaya, Barquillos, Goldilocks' Mamon, Bub-bod kabog, Bibingka but I was too embarassed to put more in my grocery bag, hehehe!

When I looked at the stuff I got, I felt like I was so blessed! Thank you Lord God!

And thank you for visiting :)

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