Sunday, August 31, 2008

Happy Birthday Diana

Happy happy birthday! :D May this year be full of adventure, happiness and love!

Here's the different angles of Diana. :)

Saturday, August 30, 2008


O was so so excited to show me a "gadget" he recently bought. I've always laughed at the fact that he has so many small gadgets that not all people know about, much less own. Anyways, so when he showed me his new found gadget, he followed by telling me he bought me one too.

Here it is... Swivelz! It's P79.75 found in Handyman.

It's for cleaning glass tops. Cleaning of Swivelz is actually very easy too. Simply wash it with water and soap and let it dry.

Here it is. O bought a red one for me, and black for him.

It can be opened just like the photo below for easier cleaning (such as watches).

It's very very handy and has a keychain, so you can keep this in your purse.

Use it for your eyewear. It really does clean.

For your watch. Small dirt? Swivelz leaves nothing but clean lenses!

For my calculator. Hehe! You can also use it for your laptop screens and pc monitors. Those are always always dirty. Just make sure you clean Swivelz after.

My cellphone. You're sure it doesn't scratch the lens, unlike our normal wipes.

Let's just say even though I laugh at the gadgets of O, I'm always always impressed. :p So happy he got me this too, what a thoughtful gesture. :)

Friday, August 29, 2008

Surfing at La Union

I love love my newfound adventurous spirit! I'm so thankful that my friends share that same passion.

Last January, Gen, Roms and I, together with Gen's brother and friends went to La Union. We went seeking in search of those waves we've so heard about. Landed on the sands of San Juan, La Union.

How to get there: Took the 7-hour trip by bus. Partas bus line at Cubao. Left Manila by 11 p.m., arrived there by 6 a.m.

Temporary residence: Sebay Resort & Entertainment Center
Tel. (63-72) 888-4075
Fax. (63-72) 700-0849
Mobile. (0910) 739-5698

After resting, we started what we came there to do - SURFING!

Learning how to surf

  • Lie down on the board. Get acquainted. You will hang on to it for dear life out in the water.
  • Assume flying man position - both arms stretched out. You will paddle against the current and wait in this position.
  • While waiting for a wave, have one leg stretched out, one leg bended to help you quickly stand up.
  • When a wave comes, as a beginner, your instructor will give your board a little push to help you ride the wave. Quickly stand up like doing push ups with one leg in front.
  • While riding the wave, bend your knees slightly to help you balance.
  • Ride that wave like a pro! Once you're near the shore, jump off your board.

You should know that...
  • You will meet the water/wave head on as you paddle against the current.
  • You will get wiped out - falling into the water several times.
  • Just your bikini top is not a safe option. Try to wear a shirt or better yet a rash guard. And board shorts to prevent the board from scraping on your bare knees.
  • If you're not used to push ups (as I'm not), your upper body will ache the next day.

Best months to surf: November to April. Or call the resort first to check the status of the waves.

Verdict: After that stint, I said, "Pro surfing here I come!" It was so much fun! Despite kissing the water several times, falling off, being hit by the board, and body ache, the moment you're able to balance on the board and ride that wave, it's all worth it.

Thursday, August 28, 2008


After doing hair and makeup for Gagate-Ramos wedding, I had to make sure I dress the part and look the part too before I head to the reception.

Here's my look. :) I love it! Very very classy. :) (I took this photo when I got home, since I didn't really had the time to take photos while doing my makeup.)

Let's break it down.
Products Used:


Skin Hour Mattifying Day Cream
Shu Uemura Yellow Cream Eyeshadow
Shiseido Hydro-Powder Eyeshadow in Glistening Sand
Elianto Eyeshadow in Black
Elianto Eyeshadow in Dirty White for highlight (I forgot the name, but it's looks like an off-white)
Fashion 21 Liquid Eyeliner in Black
Winc Instant Lash Duo Mascara
Blinc Kiss Me Mascara

In2It Eyebrow Duo

Closer view:


Skin Hour Mattifying Day Cream
Loreal Liquid Foundation in N3 mixed with a few drops of Golder Amber
Dream Minerals Mineral Foundation in Charlene
Fanny Serrano Two Way Cake in Rajah for Contour
Shiseido Luminizing Powder in Bronze Shimmer for Blush
Skin Hour Firming & Clarifying Toner to set makeup

Shiseido Lipliner in Mauve-Brown
MAC Lipgelee in Gilded Kiss

I thought that I was pretty that night. :) Confident enough to face everyone and proud of my work for myself and for them. :)

Ciao! :D

Siam Ocean World

Are you serious?????????

This is the only question I have in mind!

Recap! O went to Thailand early this month and he took photos of his trip. He mentioned that he went to this mall and was surpised when he saw a "tourist attraction" inside the mall. When I asked what it was, he showed me these photos.

See the fishies? I wasn't really stunned, I thought that there were are aquariums in the mall, and you get to see them. But no!!!

There was a shark shop?! What's that about? Dive with the sharks??????????

The last photo made me scream!

Walk with the sharks? Dive with the sharks? Are you kidding? Who in their right mind will want to be in an aqarium full of sharks? Eeep!!! The thought of it already makes me sick. (I guess it's pretty obvious that I'm afraid of sharks! :p) So I asked more information about it from O. He wasn't sure because he didn't try it, but he thinks you'll be placed in a "cage" and will be suspended to the water, so that the shark can't really eat you but you can still see it upclose.

See upclose? How about feel upclose? WAAHH! What if he bumps and bumps the "cage" and if the shark's too strong, what if he destroys the cage? I'm being paranoid, I know. But being trapped in a "cage" while the predator is aiming for me and I can't really do anything about it, swim fast, nada... it doesn't tickle my fancy! OH MY!!!! What an "attraction!"

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Expo @ WTC!

We joined WOFEX at WTC last Aug. 6-9, 2008. I just want to share our booth from the exhibit. The exhibit was both tiring and fun at the same time. My cousin and I headed the said event for our company.

Our booth is quite big for us.. TADA... after almost 5 hours of setting up and bringing all the stocks in our "bodega" at the back. :)
This is the "Pick-up & Go" section. I did the layout of this area.

The famous
Ornaments Wall. We always use this when we join bazaar or trade fair.
The Staffs for the 4-day event at WTC. all smiling for our first day... Everyone's excited.
Sadly, we decided to join this event a bit too late. We're not able to get a space at the main hall, we were placed at the annex of the WTC.

Overall the exhibit was a success. We were able to sell boxes and other items at the same time attract new clients.

My Baby Boo

I think it's time for me to introduce everyone to my baby...
He is so cute, very very sweet, furry, very mabait and protective. His name is Boo, my Miniature Schnauzer.
Boo was given to me by O as a birthday gift three years ago. He's the son of O's Chi and the brother of Hans. You might recognize Hans from all his tv guestings and his dog shows. :)

I've always liked dogs, and before Boo, we already have Poochi. I'll introduce him next time. When Chi gave birth, I really asked for a pup from O. Thankfully, he gave me Boo. He said, then I can try taking care of someone. Mother in the making perhaps?!?
Boo is really really sweet. Eveyone in the house says so. Even my dad who doesn't like dogs, love him. He sits beside you and sometimes he takes your hand and lets him touch you. What I love most is when he sees me upset or mad, he comes and sits beside me, quietly he waits for me to look at his beautiful meaningful eyes and he takes my hand.

The photos here were taken during the calendar pictorial for the Miniature Schnauzer Club of the Philippines. Boo was so behave that the photographer didn't have a hard time making him pose. Thus, his photos were used for Pooch Park's banner and flyers. :) That's my Boo!

He is three years old this year and even though he already has sons and daughters of his own (two litters), he is still our baby, he is still MY baby.

With his brother Hans. Boo is on the left.

I LOVE BABY BOO! Though we rarely spend time together anymore because of my busy schedule, please know that I will always always love you and I miss you all the time. Now I can't wait to go home and see him!!!

Monday, August 25, 2008

New Layout & More

Yehey! :D Finally!!! After almost a month of looking for a new skin, I've found one which I think is very very pretty. :) Don't you think so? Diana, Roma? Hope you like it too. :) Actually I think there are a lot of other better templates than this, but since I'm a newbie at Blogspot, I don't really know where to find them and how to go about them.

Anyway, I found this layout at Oh thank you thank you so much for the amazing choices. I saw some other great templates, but unfortunately I can't seem to save them (again I don't know and I don't understand how). But it's okay, I think that this pretty template's nice. :)

If you're wondering where our barkada photo is, I had to remove it from the header to give way to the new skin. I'll be putting it back and maybe put below or to the side.

So so so happy I got a new skin! Oh and since I had to delete the old template, I lost all our old destinations/links. So if you want to be linked, let us know so I can add you up. :)

More: I've added my Twitter as seen here in the homepage. Yehey! I finally learned how to use it. :p Quite fun to use actually. (Shout out to Diana and Roma, let me know if you want your own twitters too. I'll help you create one so we can have all our twitters here.)

What else is new? I'll be adding more gadgets and new stuff here soon! Upgrading to a better Stilettostosweets (S2S)! :) Oh yes, I gave Stilettostosweets its own nickname, S2S. Since it's a bit hard to pronounce and type, S2S seems appropraiate. :)

Cheers to new updates and more features!

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Wensha Spa with my girls!

I haven't had the time to blog about my new spa experiences, I'm so behind! I have had about 3 massages and haven't posted them yet. Been so busy lately. :(

Anyways, for my kabarkada's birthday (Shout out to Cee!), we decided to treat her to a spa day! Gen has suggested we try Wensha Spa near the World Trade Center. So let's start with the photos!

(Note: The photos are from Anton of Ourawesomeplanet. I wasn't able to take photos during out stay. I've read Anton's review about it last year and have always wanted to visit it.)

Here is Wensha outside.

This is the locker room and the wet floor is here too.

This is the hallway. You'll see some tables for dining as well.

Now here goes the experience! The massages are for P580 inclusive of 8 hour accomodation and buffet. We'll get to the buffet part later. :) At first, I was hesitant with the price but considering we get to use the wet floor and there's food invloved, I thought maybe it's not so bad. So why not give it a try.

We were handed our robes and went to the common room for our foot massage. Yes, we only got foot massages and gave Cee a foot massage and mani-pedi package. I don't really like common rooms just because I'd rather have my private time for myself. I've only been in three common rooms to this date. Moving on, the chairs were okay, there were televisions and headphones each chair, which was pretty high-tech I must say. The therapists were men and female. And I don't know if you should request a female therapist if you're not comfortable with a male. It was my first time to have a male therapist since I didn't know we had to request. (It wasn't so bad, he was strong and I didn't have to ask him to make the pressure harder again and again.) It was my first time to have a male therapist. I would guess O wouldn't be comfortable with it, but then again we love going to massages that I'm not sure if he'd still mind.

The massage was good. It was a combination of head, back and foot massage. I love that my therapist was really strong and I almost dozed off. Well almost... my friends continuously talked and talked that I wasn't able to sleep. It was okay though. I had fun with my friends. :)

After our hour-long massages, we headed to the dining area. Honestly, when Gen and Diana reminded me that there was buffet, I thought there will be a variety of food and we can eat as much as we want. Unfortunately, there was only shabu shabu. You get to choose what ingredients to put, but that was it. No rice, no pasta, nada, zilch. Although you still get to eat as much shabu shabu as you want. It was okay, it's still food.

I think I enjoyed this experience not just because of the good massage, or the so-so food, but because I was with my barkada whom I love talking to. We actually stayed there for about 6 hours. We honestly couldn't believe it was almost 10pm! We chitchatted the night away. Haha!

Will I return? Maybe... I might bring O there, let him try. But I want to make sure there's more food and not just shabu shabu before going there. And well, honestly, this type of spa, it's better to bring your girls. :)

Wensha Spa
in front of World Trade Center,
Gil Puyat St.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Waffle Foldover

After watching the play “Cinderella” by Lea Salonga, we decided to eat something. We went to Pancake House and browse through their menu. After sometime my sister and I had an urge to try one of their mouthwatering desserts.

So we ordered their Waffle Foldover. Its P180.00

It has peanut butter, 2 BIG scoops of vanilla ice cream and candy coated choco bites inside a big folded waffle.

It’s really yummy and filling at the same time. If you’re a fan of peanut butter this is a must try! We weren’t able to finish the whole thing because we already had dinner earlier that night.

Will surely eat there again after some time... want to try other desserts and food as well.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

MAC Technakohl in Greyprint and Uniform

Spotlight on my 2 MAC Technakohl eyeliners. As I've said in my previous entry, I'll try to review the products. So now, it's time to talk about the Technakohl eyeliners I got.

Uniform and Greyprint

First stop, Greyprint...

I lined my eyes, just the top part. Didn't put any eyeshadow for that "daytime and simple look".

Wasn't able to tightline, sorry! :) The color looks great. It gives the eye a little "pop", a little something that we can't pinpoint.

Now, for Uniform...

I lined both top and bottom close to the lashline.

I like the shade of Uniform. When you just look at the eyeliner pencil, you'd think it's mostly a hint of green, but when you apply it, as seen in the photo, it looks more brown than green.

I curled my lashes and put Winc Instant Lash Duo Mascara for a sexy look.

Thoughts on the product: I really like these liners. I've never been a pencil eyeliner kind of girl, I'd rather use foiled mineral eyeliner, because it's really easier to handle. But now I'm beginning to really enjoy and learn more using pencil liners. Technakohl doesn't smudge! So if you want to smudge your liner, this is not for you. But for smudge-free lining, this is great! I have really oily lids as I've mentioned over and over here. So putting primer is always a must for me. So before I put anything on my eye, I start with Skin Hour Mattifying Day Cream. The line stays put for hours! No need to retouch. Plus, I like using eyeliner when I'm too lazy to wear makeup or if I'm just going to do an errand. You don't have to be madeup all the time, so just a sweep of eyeliner, voila, you're great!

For Greyprint: The color is nice since it gives your eyes a little "pop", a subtle one. However, I realized when I roadtested the products that this shade isn't advisable to acidic people like me. Since my eyelids tend to go grayish and dark, the greyprint shade looks too gray, and not in a good way. I can still use this, but maybe I have to put shadow first to counter the acidity and the color.

For Uniform: I am a fan of this shade! I love the fact that it looks a little green and brown at the same time. It reminds me of "army", this shade. I wear it alone with a clean face and pink or red lips. :) I really really like this color! And it's not as harsh as black eyeliners. Love it!