Time Warp

21 Nov

Best viewed bottom-up.

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Derek tried to make me cheat on my diet.

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Went on a magical trip!

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Went home to Bacolod.

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Took non-haggard selfies after finals week.

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Crying because…finals week.


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I started this attempt at healthy living during the middle of the semester.


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Performing in my last Rhythm in Blue Concert with CADs.

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Birthday Cake

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Birthday dinner with my actual sister, Vi.

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Birthday selfie with my twin, Ms P.


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At my first ever Acting Workshop with Ms. TA president, LiaLiaLiaF.

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One of those 3-hour COA CB meetings with Axel and Elise.

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My new roommate and high school classmate, Pat E!

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Ethnic photo shoot with Kyle so-pogi-and-straight Tingzon.

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Yayyy Senior year!!! I look fat in this photo…ugh.

Lost? Hungry? Never again!

27 May

Imagine this scenario…you’re a student, you can’t cook, you live alone, you’re STARVING, and you don’t know where the hell to eat despite the fact that you live in a metropolis with tons of restaurants.

In a city filled with tons of options like Makati, it is no surprise as to how much of a daunting experience it is to find a good place to eat…especially when you’re a very picky person. By some very timely coincidence, as if on cue, I stumble upon a friend of mine who introduces to me this app called, Zomato.

Zomato is this food app that tracks down your location and instantly brings up a list of nearby food places. (update) Zomato was started by Deepinder Goyal when he was already working at Bain and Company and he realized that people waited too long in the queue just to be able to see menus. So what he did was he scanned these menus and started to email his co workers and he realized that there was an audience for such scanned menus. Now, how is Zomato different from all the other foodie apps out there?

Here’s an actual scenario of my day….

It was 3 pm and I made my way to BGC for some Sunday brunch. Suddenly, it rains like hell and I did not have an umbrella with me. To add to this catastrophe, the restaurant closes at 4 pm and I needed to bounce off somewhere else. Sure, this was BGC…I’m bound to find a place to eat just around the corner, but I was being picky and I didn’t want to go off in the rain just to look for other options.

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Wasn’t that easy? You could be super drunk and still find a place to eat with this app! In less than a few minutes, I found myself dry and satisfied at a different establishment….haha.

My diet is officially history…but who says I can’t go use this app for some healthy/vegan place! 🙂

PS: I’m not being paid to post about this…I’m just too amazed because this app saves me from my insatiable hunger.

Wherever your acne is, your body is telling you something.

21 May

More than anything else, I dream of having ridiculously pore-less and acne-free skin. It’s sad to say that I count as one of the “spotted masses.” Recently, I’ve been taken to being extra extra meticulous with my skin care and fair enough, I’ve been seeing results. I suffered from having hideous skin through my high school years up to my early college years. Talk about growing pains. As much as I’ve got puberty to thank for that, I must say that I am quite guilty of committing skin care sins such as not getting enough sleep and not eating enough fruit and veggies. Also, I had this nasty habit of popping pimples.

There was never a day when I wouldn’t go out without having piles and piles of makeup on. I was sooo insecure with myself I’d even pass out opportunities to go out with friends. Yup, it was that bad. Actually, to this day, I never dare go out of the house without makeup. Then again, I actually wear very minimal makeup nowadays which consists of just tinted moisturizer and tinted lip balm. How’s that for improvement? Still…my main goal is to have that no-makeup-look without having to put on makeup.

Recently, I stumbled upon this really interesting and helpful article from bunbunmakeuptips.com : http://bunbunmakeuptips.com/acne-and-health-what-your-body-is-trying-to-tell-you-with-pimples/

Our skin is a reflection of how we take care of our body physically and internally.
From where your acne is, you can figure out your problem!

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Acne Position # 1: Hairline

Causes:

Usually caused by improper and incomplete removal of makeup, infrequent hair and scalp cleanliness or use of hair-care products that block pores.

Acne Position # 2: Between the brows

Causes: Pimples between the brows indicate an overloaded liver. People with pimples between the brows experience chest tightness, heart irregularity. May also be caused by bangs/hair fringe, as filth and bacteria accumulation from dirty hair stains the skin.

Acne Position #3: Near eyes/ nose

Causes: Pimples near the eyes and nose indicate poor liver function. You are probably very tired, sleep very little, and are under constant stress. Your diet lacks essential nutrients.

Acne Postion # 4: Tip of the Nose

Causes: Weak digestive system…eat less cold food, eat less pungent food, eat less meat. Get enough Vitamin B.

Acne Position # 5: Nose wing

Causes: Sudden appearance of big, swollen pimples here may be associated with changes in reproduction system or the ovaries. Pimples on nose also indicate the problems of the cardiovascular system. The heart may lack vitamin B and protein. You have a very passive way of life, are constantly worried, and move very little. Your skin suffers from lack of nutrients and poor blood circulation.

Acne Position # 6: Jawline

Causes: Poor lymphatic drainage. When your lymphatic system’s drainage becomes blocked, you cannot eliminate toxic material. Can also indicate hormonal imbalance. You might be nervous, sleep very little, drink much coffee or alcohol.

Acne Position # 7: Lip Area

Causes: Pimple on lip or shoulders means problems with digestive system. Include more food containing fiber in your diet. Have a cup of green tea after each meal.

Acne Position # 8: Forehead
Causes: Outbreaks on your forehead can be caused by a toxin build up, usually related to poor digestion and lack of water. Pimples on forehead or above the eyebrow mean that your intestines are struggling to cope with their responsibilities. Your diet is most likely dominated by fats, soft drinks, red meat. Your body struggles to get rid of the extra toxins.

Acne Position # 9: Cheeks

Causes:

Upper Cheek

Your upper cheek is linked to your lungs. Outbreaks here can be caused directly by smoking and passive smoking. The air you are breathing will show in this area of your face, so you are more likely to break out in this area if you are living in a highly polluted area.

If you sleep on the side of your face, or use your mobile phone on this side, the germs and dirt can be transferred and will clog your pores, causing breakouts.

Pimples on chest, as well as on the back and cheeks indicate the lungs’ overload. According to the Eastern medicine, the lungs accumulate unbalanced, heavy and viscous energy that does not find a way out.

Lower Cheek

Breakouts on your lower cheek can be an indication of poor dental hygiene. If you have any infections in your mouth, especially involving your gums, this will show on the outside too.

Acne Position # 10: Chin

Causes: Your chin is linked to your small intestine, so a poor diet or food allergies could cause you to break out in this area.

Many women break out in this area around that time of the month. This area is related to your hormones, so any sudden changes or a hormonal imbalance, can cause breakouts here. These tend to appear a few days before you are due to start a period, and clear up once your period is over.

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