Win a Korean Beauty Loot! The Face Shop & Skin Food!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

On my recent Korea trip, I got a LOT of freebies!

Since I can't use them - might as well, give them away to you guys!! :)

I have three items to give away! :)

 The Masks!
They have a LOT of these in Korea!  I am amazed at the different kinds that they have!

The Bottles!
A small trial bottle of moisturizer, emulusion, and tonic!

The Hot Masks!
Skin Food's Black Sesame Hot Mask..

Joining is really simple:
1)  Leave the following details on the comment section of this post:
     a)  Which loot you want to win!  (The Masks!  The Bottles!  The Hot Masks!)
     b)  Your name
     c)  Your email address ( a valid email address please!)
     d)  Share this message to your social networking site:  Facebook, Twitter, Plurk, Friendster, Etc. Win a Korean Beauty Loot!
2)  Kindly complete the details above - remember, incomplete entries are automatically disqualified!
3)  You can post as many comments as you want!  The more comments you make - the higher your chances of winning!
4)  Contest will run from today - October 26, 2010 to November 15, 2010 11:59pm (all entries submitted on November 16, 2010 at 12:00midnight will NOT be included)
*Contest is for Metro Manila residents only!
*In case you submit multiple entries for all the loots - you will win the loot of your FIRST entry!

Public Service Announcement: Destiny Cable Service Interruption

Friday, October 22, 2010

Even if I HATE Destiny Cable..

Here's a Service Interruption notice that I got in the mail today.

Hope this helps...


H&M Mama

Thursday, October 21, 2010

I knew there was a maternity line at H&M.

I was so glad that there was because when I went to Hong Kong last July - this was all I could think about!  I was so excited to go shopping.  Unfortunately, the items were not as vast as if it were the non-maternity.  Styles were limited BUT the variety was good enough.  I wished there were more but hey, I can't complain.

Last week, I went to Seoul - I had no idea if Seoul had an H&M, I was honestly clueless!  But while walking in Myeongdong - I saw Koreans holding bags of H&M - this made me a little excited, because it may mean that there is an H&M store in Seoul!  And true enough after a few steps, I saw it!  I went inside and walked around looking for the maternity line - and I saw none.  Sigh.

So when I got back to the hotel - I searched online and found a blog entry that mentioned that there was indeed an H&M Mama line in one of the Myeongdong stores.  Good thing, my Panget and I went back on our second to the last day!!

I was ecstatic because I found a pair of pants that was on sale and also a belly belt!

This belly belt cost Korean Won25,000.00 converted its P1,000.00.

That's for two belly band already - one black and one white.

The price is not bad for me since its P500.00 each.

The ones being sold here in Having a Baby is at P899.00 per piece!

Not bad right?

Original post is from the blog below:

Fisher Honey Roasted Peanuts

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

I love peanuts...

But only adobong mani, the salted ones without balat and honey roasted ones.

On the Korean Airlines flight to Seoul, we were served with peanuts as snacks.

I am one not to turn them down - so I munched on a pack, the brand was Fisher.

And it tasted WONDERFUL!

And so I asked the flight attendant for another pack, and another and another.

Yes, this was my main snack while en route to Seoul!

I think I consumed at least 5 packs...

Hahahaha!! :)

I wish I can purchase more!!

Sigh... They're not available here in Manila.... :(

Jollibee BUYS Mang Inasal..

Monday, October 18, 2010

I can't believe this....

Can you??

Here's the link to the article:

Seoul Bound: Korean Airlines

The last time I was in Seoul was in 1995 or 1996.

All I remember during that trip with my mom was that the food was great everywhere.  And I remember purchasing my ice skating shoes - that I was able to use once or twice in Mega.  Also the Lotte Hotel and the Lotte shopping center/department store.  Oh, and that Koreans do not know how to speak English.

Two weeks ago, my Panget broached the idea of going to Seoul for a business trip.  I honestly wasn't excited because I wanted to go Hong Kong, but then my Panget's Seoul trip pushed through.

The flight that was booked for us left Manila at 12:20AM via Korean Airlines.

Hmm... I was hesitant because I remember listening to Malcolm Gladwell's Outliers and there was an issue with Korean Airlines before.

But then, what greeted us were pretty Korean flight attendants!

The plane was fairly new (I think) because each seat has its own TV with remote control for channel surfing and games!  The flight took 3 hours and 50 minutes - and to kill time, I watched their In-Flight Entertainment which included an episode of Friends.  Haha!! :)

There were a lot of movies - from the new ones to even the classics!  I honestly was laughing inside when I saw a grandma watching Twilight!  Hehehe....  

As for the meals - we were given a choice of Bibimbap and Beef with Rice.  I picked the Bibimbap of course!  And here is what it looks like:

The meal was actually good.  It didn't carry the taste of the usual airplane food.  I was most impressed with steamed rice and its packaging.  The flight attendants of Korean Airlines were really nice and smiling all the time.  Even if I pestered them with water and peanuts every so often - they still came back to me with a huge smile of their faces.  They even spoke to me in Korean, assuming that I was one of them, hahaha!!

The flight all in all was pleasant my only complaint was that the time we left and arrived in Seoul.  As my Panget would say - 'This is what you call, taking the red eye..'

Courtney Cox and David Arquette: TRIAL SEPARATION

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

This shocked my morning.

I'm so sad - I hope this trial separation does them good and make them miss and know that they're meant to be together....

Here's the whole article

Forever21 SALE!!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Enjoy the sale!! :)

I'm sure it'll be CRAZY!!

Cupcake Attempt #3: Pink Cupcakes!!

I have been craving for something sweet for the past week.

I actually bought a Coffee Crunch cake from Red Ribbon.

I was browsing through blogs when I found Joey's post on her Yellow Cupcakes.  This reminded my of my cupcake making phase a few years ago - Cupcake Attempt #1 and Cupcake Attempt #2.  It has been years since I made cupcakes.  I actually used the same recipe that Joey used. 

And here's the result!

I decided to make Pink frosting! :)

Here's the recipe:

Magnolia Bakery Vanilla Cupcakes
  • 2 sticks (1 cup) unsalted butter
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 ½ cups self raising flour
  • 1 ¼ cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 350F.
- Line two 12 cup muffin tins with cupcake papers.
- Cream butter at medium speed in large bowl.
- Add sugar gradually and beat until fluffy. Then add eggs.
- Combine flours. Add to butter mixture in four parts, alternating with the milk and vanilla extract.
- Spoon the batter into cups so they are ¾ full.
- Bake until the tops spring back when touched, about 20 minutes.

Vanilla Buttercream Icing
  • 2 sticks unsalted butter
  • 8 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • ½ cup milk
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
- Place butter, milk, vanilla extract and 4 cups of sugar in a large mixing bowl and beat until smooth and creamy.
- Gradually add the remaining sugar, once cup at a time until thick.
- Add a few drops of food coloring if desired and mix thoroughly.
- Spread icing on cooled cupcakes.

With the Icing, I decided to make just half of the recipe because I remember when I made it years ago - it was too much.  And I was right!  I actually have some left over in the fridge.

Also since we don't have self-raising flour in Manila, you can make you own by following this:
For every 1 cup of Self-Raising Flour:
1 Cup - All Purpose Flour
1-1/2 Teaspoon - Baking Powder
1/2 Teaspoon - Salt

Enjoy!! :)


Thursday, October 07, 2010

I've only heard of this show from my Brother and Panget.

They've been saying that it should be a big hit.  And everybody is curious on what the show is going to be about.

Last night, my Panget brought home the two episodes he's downloaded.

We watched.

I was bored.

And confused.

And I became dizzy with the flashbacks.

The show for me is a cross of The X-Files and LOST. 

I don't want to say anything yet, but hey - I'll give this show three more episodes and from there, we'll see how it goes for me.

Dancing with the Stars

Saturday, October 02, 2010

When I was little, my mom told me that I used to sing and dance in pre-school. I believed her because she has pictures to prove that I did! And so as I grew up, I thought that I had a singing voice, unfortunately – I didn’t practice it.

American Idol was one of my favorite shows, that was when Paula Abdul and Simon Cowell were still in it. When Paula left and was replaced by Ellen, the show was not as good for me anymore. I wasn’t as excited to watch it unlike before.

For quite a while now – years actually, my Panget has been telling me that he’s been intrigued with Dancing with the Stars. To be quite honest, I was laughing inside – I mean, my Panget? Interested to watch Dancing with the Stars? Really now? I’ve been waiting for him to start downloading, but it never happened. So I just dismissed it as some sort of a curiosity that went away from time to time.
But Last week was different, he FINALLY downloaded the season premiere! I was shocked and excited – shocked because he finally did it, excited because I am really a fan of ballroom dancing, I like the steps and the gracefulness of the dances.

So lo and behold, my Panget and I watched the first episode last week, the elimination the day after that and just the other night the second episode and the elimination right after.

I was honestly on a high – because watching the stars dance with professionally partners made me want to get up and dance! But I know that will never happen as my Panget swears that we will NEVER get up and dance. I, on the otherhand will just dream and imagine myself dancing – alone! Hahaha..
The first episode was really good – the stars we ALL impressive. They all danced beautifully – I mean considering they’re not dancers at all and have little experience in dancing!

My Panget and I will for sure follow this series, for the dancing and the stars too! I was quite impressed with Rick Fox, Audrina Patridge, Bristol Palin, and Kurt Warner!

By the way – if you’re a fan of the show, Jennifer Grey’s on the cast too. Did you recognize her? I didn’t! When they showed a photo of her and Patrick Swayze, my gosh – she looked soooooo different! Wow, a lot of plastic surgery huh?