Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Age is Just a Number

Imagine for a bit, and let's say, you don't know how old  you are. What number would you give when people ask you the somewhat socially-intrusive question, "How old are you?" Conduct a social experiment and act as young or as old as you want to be and see how your family and friends treat you or act around you.

You might be surprised to hear comments, "you should act your age," "you're already x-number of years old so you should feel a certain way," or "why are you so immature?" This social experiment is actually the opposite of immaturity because you're shattering  stereotypes about age and embracing the wise but fun side of you!

Who says you can't  love or be kilig like a love-struck teenager? Who says you can't make adult decisions because you're only a fresh college graduate? Who says you can't lift weights or run a marathon after a certain age? Who says working professionals can't love anime or cosplay? You can do and be anything you want to be when you're young or when you're old. As long as you're not physically or emotionally hurting anyone, even yourself, stick to what makes you happy at any age.




*Taken from Belle De Jour Power Planner

Thursday, February 1, 2018

My First Althea Box


I ordered an Althea Box as a gift to myself last Christmas. I saw several posts on Instagram and immediately became curious. I've subscribed to other beauty boxes like the BDJ Box and Glamour Box so this was not an entirely new thing for me although it's my first time to try out Korean beauty products. It took a while for the box to arrive (approximately 3 weeks) but I let it pass since I knew that they'll be shipped directly from Korea. I'm used to receiving my online purchases within 2 - 3 days so this was a bit of a torture. All the waiting was worth it though since the box contained lots of items for only Php1,370 (actual price is Php3,250). It's really a steal since there were 3 full size items. This definitely won't be the last time I order from Althea.

What's in the box?

Missha The First Treatment Essence Intensive Moist (Full Size)
Rire Pore Tightening Fresh Toner (Full Size)
Missha Super Aqua Refreshing Cleansing Foam (Full Size)
It's Skin Power 10 Formula (13 Options Sample)
Innisfree My Real Squeeze Mask Green Tea (2 pcs.)
Max Clinic Max Change Oil Foam Sample (2 pcs.)
Chica Y Chico Matt Cushion Semi Matt #23






Sunday, January 7, 2018

Hortikultura 2018


Living in the city has always had its perks. From the bustling economy, a wide range of shopping malls to choose from to the sleepless rendezvous. But once in a while, you’d be telling yourself that you’d need a breather! With the countless room for opportunities, the metro has its dark, looming side, air pollution that is!      So how can you escape this impending health hazard? With plants of course! Plants have this powerful ability to cleanse our air off the harmful substances, particularly carbon dioxide. The more plants the better of course!  Apart from cleaning the air that we breathe in , plants also  lend a very calming and refreshing  ambience. Studies show that indulging your peepers in anything green is a form of relaxation.  

Since we are in the metro spawned by massive buildings and edifices how can we go about introducing more greeneries into our homes and environment? The Philippine Horticultural Society Inc or PHSI is a non-profit organization  of plant lovers whose advocacy is to spread  , once again, the enthusiasm for plants . Some of the organization’s mission is to promote the preservation and conservation of native plant species, to promote awareness and appreciation of plant life and to promote affiliation with international plant communities.  With the efforts of  the PHSI, the metro will hopefully breathe  fresher air  again. It can always begin in our own homes and communities!     In line with this advocacy, the PHSI will be holding a “grand greenery event ” on February 2018!

On Feb 2-11, a massive greenery festival will showcase our own endemic, and hybrid plants. Celebrated annually, the Horikultura Filipina 2018  will also showcase several gardening and horticultural practices in manila. If you are aching to grow out your own garden in your homes but don’t know how, this is the perfect event for you! As per the organization, you need not be a plant expert or one with the so called “green thumb “to cultivate your own garden. You just need to know the  basic knows and how’s. This is one of the goals of the organization, to make gardening and cultivation of plants accessible to everyone! To keep up the excitement, we’ve heard that they are also going to showcase some plant species that may cost up to 2 M pesos ( eyes popping!)  So set your calendars for one of the country’s widest  greenery festival, the HORTIKULTURA 2018. 

 Activities to expect at HORTIKULTURA 2018                                                                 

TRADE FAIR, ORNAMENTAL POTTED PLANTS COMPETITION, STREET DANCING, INSTALLATION ART, PHOTO EXHIBIT OF PHILIPPINE ORCHID SPECIES, BONSAI EXHIBIT, TERRARIUM, AQUA SCAPE VIVARIUM EXHIBIT, GARDEN TOUR, DAILY RAFFLE, ACOUSTIC NIGHTS, DAILY LECTURE AND WORKSHOP,ORCHIDS ASEPTIC CULTURE EXHIBIT, DAILY RAFFLE.                              
                                                                
For more information, you can visit their Facebook page, Philippine Horticultural Society Inc.