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2020 BuJo: K-1 Visa Journey Page

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Copelle Gold

2020 Bullet Journal

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Pilot Metropolitan ver. 2.0

My Pilot Metropolitan ver. 2.0

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Health, Wellness & Beauty

What I’m saving up for right now

July 5, 2010

Shiseido Purewhite EX
Shiseido Purewhite EX

When did I ever become interested in glutathione? I am not exactly too dark to begin with, but a little more whitening won’t hurt. Haha. And besides, the whitening is just a side effect of taking glutathione anyway. What I really am after is liver detox. Lord knows how much junk food I’ve consumed in my short lifetime (I’ve had UTI several times because of all the salt content, to give you an idea) and I hardly think my liver has come out unscathed. And so before my liver develops any serious damage, a preemptive strike is in order.

But why this particular brand? I actually am torn between this and PH338 (another Japanese oral glutathione product I discovered in GT forums), but after asking someone who’s used both products and learning that this works faster in whitening the skin.. You get why I chose this. Haha. So yeah, maaaaybe there was a hint of vanity in my decision back there. Sue me. Every female has that, even in the smallest of doses. =P

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Randomness | Reality

I am indeed changing..

July 3, 2010

my comment

Sometimes I say (or write) things which, when I later get back to, amazes me. Take this for example. I only posted this comment on a friend’s status message last night. But when I read it again earlier, I was like, was that really me? I mean, it’s so positive and all. Which I usually am not. But I do know that I was quite earnest while typing that comment.

Looking back, there were indeed times when I was unusually optimistic about things, and life in general. Which is good, considering I am one of the biggest cynic/pessimists to ever walk the earth. I guess I might rot before my time if I was perpetually gloomy and all. So I reckon everything does have its ups and down after all. Yes, there are ups too, even if most of the time all we do is look at the downs. See, there I go again. Haha. But it’s all good. Gotta spread the smile-love-happiness while it lasts. ♥

Have a great day everyone! =)

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Of ghosts, rudeness and being happy

July 2, 2010

There was much excitement and thrill of horror at work today because of the “little boy ghost” that manifested itself to some operators at work last night. According to the story, the little guy under the inspection table kept poking the shin of one operator but was ignored and so went on to sit at the feet of the next one, comfortable leaning on her legs. The girl did indeed felt her legs becoming sore because of the “weight” of the little boy sitting on them. One of the guys actually talked to the apparition, and the it talked back saying that it just wanted to play. The operator then told him they can’t play because they were working. At this, the lights at their production line started switching on and off by themselves. Moments later, their electric fan mysteriously switched off too. The two girls who were at the inspection table were at the clinic this morning, practically in tears as they told their story to the company nurse. Needless to say, a lot of people were spooked.

Anywho, someone posted a really nasty comment on one of my past blog entries. I have no idea who that person is, other than he/she is a big coward since the comment was posted anonymously and with an obviously fake email address. At first I didn’t know how to react. I felt like I just got bitch-slapped. The tigress in me wanted to retort with a comment so scathing and a hundred times more rude that the commenter would want to just crawl into the farthest cave and wish he/she had never been born. And for a moment, I nearly did just that. Good thing a shred of decency tugged at me at the last minute, and I replied with much less venom than what I would have done prior to that. And I really am happy about that.

See, lately I have been living out this simple principle in life: Happiness is a choice I have to make for myself. A lot of things happen everyday, some good and some bad. There are factors and circumstances beyond my control, but which affect me just the same. There are just two options then: sulk about it or adapt. I choose to be flexible and just deal with whatever comes my way with a smile and/or a laugh. Doing so makes whatever obstacle that much easier to bear. There’s always something to be happy and grateful for. As for that rude commenter, it just means someone hated me enough to take the time and effort to at least browse my blog and type a comment. Who wouldn’t be flattered? =p

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Health, Wellness & Beauty

My first ever Blog Giveaway entry!

June 29, 2010

I do not wear makeup. At all. Ask anybody. I do not like the heavy feeling of whatever gunk on my face so I do not put even loose powder to take care of the oilies. That’s why most are surprised to find out that I do know how to apply makeup, though not on a hardcore professional level. Haha. But I digress.

So anyway, you might be surprised that I am joining a Blog contest with makeup as a giveaway. Well, BB creams anyway, but they do count more as makeup than skincare products so there you go.

Projectvanity.com's Dr. Jart giveaway

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Randomness | Reality

Work is Life

June 21, 2010

Part of my job as an engineer is revising forms used by Production, which I have been doing quite a bit of these past few days. All forms are in Excel format and each one must be printed and photocopied to be used on the production line. It may all sound real simple–and I suppose it is at first glance–but it really isn’t. Well, not for an O-C like me.

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Health, Wellness & Beauty | Reality | Reviews

Extra TLC for your Tresses

June 5, 2010

My über-long hair was already down to my butt (see pic here) when I had it cut last November ’09. Chopped off or lopped off, more like. Half was taken away, leaving me with tresses just a little past my shoulder blades. I was in shock, I tell you. In fact I still shudder at that awful memory–the snipping of the scissor blades as chunks of my long and much-beloved hair fell to the salon floor. Oh, the agony.

Though the reason for that drastic change was mostly emotional (letting go and all that), it was also partly due to practicality. As much as I love being Rapunzel, it ain’t easy keeping all that hair all shiny and healthy. The ends were already a bit dry and frizzy and basta-na-tao that I am, I was too apathetic to remedy the condition of my tresses. I was contented with just shampoo and the occasional conditioner (which did nothing for my hair anyway).

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