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Pilot Metropolitan ver. 2.0

My Pilot Metropolitan ver. 2.0

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Intermittent Fasting July 2018 update

Intermittent Fasting (July 2018 Update)

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Limelight Sketch Book Dotted Notebook

Initial Review: Limelight Sketch Book Dotted Notebook

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Borrowed Happiness

By on August 8, 2010

Like I said in one of my previous posts, happiness belongs to kids. Growing up, growing older, they take a big toll on our outlooks. We may say we are becoming wiser, more mature, but in reality we’re just getting more cautious, more jaded, more cynical. Sad but true. Pure, unadultered happiness is but a pipe dream. Only snatches are possible. Pieces and fragments like sunshine reflected off the shards of a broken mirror. Only teasing the senses. But never quite filling the hunger.

The only thing that’s real is pain.

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Music | Randomness

Music Therapy (snippets)

By on July 31, 2010

Just some disjointed thoughts here. In no mood to post in complete sentences. And in a bit of a hurry too. Anywho. Some lines from random songs that I gotta put up as my Facebook status sometime:

  • Brainstorm, take me away from the norm. (Amber, 311)
  • They love to tell you “Stay inside the lines”, but something’s better on the other side. (No Such Thing, John Mayer)
  • This is ten percent luck, twenty percent skill, fifteen percent concentrated power of will, five percent pleasure, fifty percent pain and a hundred percent reason to remember the name. (Remember the Name, Fort Minor)

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Randomness | Reality

On the other side of the camera

By on July 24, 2010

I love photography. I mostly love portrait photography. Or to put it broadly, I love taking pictures of people more than sceneries or inanimate objects. There’s something I find magical in being able to capture a fleeting moment: of beauty, or stark emotion, or visual translation of an abstract idea. Something so easily lost in the blink of an eye…

It just follows that I gotta have some gear to pursue it. That’s why I bought a DSLR in the first place, my much beloved Canon EOS 450D.

Canon EOS 450D
Canon EOS 450D

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Health, Wellness & Beauty | Reality

I stand corrected

By on July 23, 2010

It seems I made a mistake in my earlier post. Shiseido Pure White EX is a whitening supplement, but not a glutathione supplement. No wonder it whitens faster than PH338 (a sure-ball glutathione supplement)! Haha. My bad, my bad.

PH338 is actually quite a bit cheaper than Shiseido Pure White EX. So. This means that I shaved several hundred bucks off what I’m saving up for. Imagine, I haven’t even bought anything and I already saved moolah! Haha. So yeah, this means I’ll be getting PH338 instead of Shiseido Pure White EX. I just don’t know when, hopefully in a couple weeks or so.

photo taken from the web

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Health, Wellness & Beauty | Reality

Am I getting TOO thin?

By on July 11, 2010

Just a few moments ago, I was in the middle of reading a book I bought on sale the other day when Mama blurted out “Ikaw ga are?” while pointing to the TV. Startled as you could expect, I glanced at the TV to see what she’s talking about. It was tuned to NBN and the woman on the screen was discussing, of all things, anorexia nervosa. Yes, that anorexia nervosa, the eating disorder. Still don’t know what I’m talking about? Let Wikipedia enlighten you:

Anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder characterized by refusal to maintain a healthy body weight, and an obsessive fear of gaining weight due to a distorted self image which may be maintained by various cognitive biases that alter how the affected individual evaluates and thinks about their body, food and eating. AN is a serious mental illness with a high incidence of comorbidity and also the highest mortality rate of any psychiatric disorder.

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Health, Wellness & Beauty

Jumping on the BB Cream bandwagon

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A brief overview of BB creams. The “BB” in BB creams stands for Blemish Balm. Supposedly they came or were developed in Germany as after-laser surgery treatment for some celebrities. However, it is the Korean celebrities who made BB creams popular what with their enviably flawless complexions. BB creams are considered more as makeup than skin care products, but unlike traditional makeup they contain certain ingredients for any or all of the following functions: whitening, anti-aging, SPF protection, anti-acne or anti-blemish, skin tone correction, and can act as makeup primer or foundation. I have no interest in it as makeup per se, but the other functions sound pretty good especially for just one product.

So. After reading quite a bit about BB creams on GT forum, I got carried away by the hype (yet again) and decided to try it out for myself. I got four samplers from eBay: Skin79 VIP GoldSkin79 Hot Pink, Missha M Perfect Cover in shade no. 23 and SkinFood Mushroom Multi-Care in shade no. 2.

bb cream samples
BB cream samples

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