Friday, September 13, 2019

Instagram Ask Me Anything Featuring Snapchat


Nowadays, Instagram and Snapchat are indeed a trend in Social Media. But what if we combine the two of them together? Last June 2019 I made the famous ¨Ask Me Anything¨ in Instagram featuring some of my Snapchat Photos and Videos. You can see the whole story thread on my Instagram account, check that out!



I already answered in those questions and messages, however, I will elaborate my answers in this blog. So here are some questions that I got: 

Disclaimer: Some of the questions or messages are in Tagalog, my native language, and I will try my best to translate them in English. 


Question by: @itsmejeizhel

¨When will be your wedding? Congrats in advance¨ 

Those important people in my life already know that Michael, my long time boyfriend, proposed to me last January 2019. And we are planning our wedding on October 2020, that is gonna be next year on my birth month. I cannot share more details because we havent fixed it yet but hopefully I will be able to share all the details here soon. 


Question by: @cjxaustria

Question by: @supercy_1

¨What are you skin care?¨

My answers are: 1. Seriously vev? ...stating all the products I am currently using.. and of course 10 hours of sleep! 2. Just don´t take a bath every day

This one is kinda joking around but those are facts. 10 hours of sleep is trully one of the reason I got rid of my pimples. Specially if you are able to sleep 10 hours straight at night (it can be 8 hours). And do not take bath everyday is not for your face but for your hair. Our hair need the natural oil the it releases and shampoos make our hair to look not so healthy.

Btw, I have a blog post sharing my skincare routine, check that out! 


Question by: @darlyyne03


¨Why I do not have any questions to you?¨

My answer is ¨Because you already know everything about me even then sound of my fart¨

You know when you always joke around with your friends about what happened before. It makes me laugh everytime I see this. And if you are around me, you know that I share a lot of my life with people who I trully care and love. And the person who asked this question if one of my best friends. I literally tell and ask her EVERYTHING. 


Question by: @sebastienpangilinan


¨Ahhh it is close¨

My response is ¨Kyah, can I buy something? What time are you gonna open?¨

It is from one of the most famous videos / memes in the Philippines. When a drunk guy kept on begging to buy a cigarette from a store that is already close. He was so drunk that he kept on reapiting everything: ¨kyah, can I buy something?¨, ¨ahhh, it is close¨, ¨what time are you going to open?¨. Because of this meme, friends can talk with those phrases without even explaining and that is so funny. 

By the way, can you still remember when this filter from Snapchat got trend? Every snapchat user have this photo haha. 


 Question by: @___j.u.s.t.i.n

¨When are you coming to see me?¨

I told him, ¨I dont know *crying emojis* But I will see you next year, right?¨

This is a question from my friend in United Kingdom. Two years ago I promised him that I was going to visit him but because of changes in plans, I couldnt to. How I wish to be able to come to UK and visit all my friends there. But my wedding is gonna be next year and I invited them. I really pray that they will be able to come in the Philippines for my wedding, I will trully appreciate that! 


Question by: @armeemariiehh


¨Dzai, am I pretty?¨

¨You are pretty Dzai, but know your place¨

LOOOOL, the last words are indeed a joke. But trully, you are pretty. All girls are pretty because God made you fearfully and wonderfully. 


Question by: @abby_gasu26

Question by: @jhimarie

¨Why so pretty?¨ and ¨How to be pretty just like you?¨

My response is ¨I hope that I feel the same for myself. Btw, imissyou¨ and jokingly, ¨Take a bath 2x/3x a week¨

I know who I am and my value as a child of God. But as a human being, I also wake up in the morning thinking I am not that pretty. But I am blessed to realize everynight that I should not value myself depending on worldly perspective of beauty. 

Of course, my second answer is another joke LOOOL.


Question by: @mzspink10.inc


¨Imissyou sis :* ¨

My answer, ¨Imissyoutoo Sis! Do I already have a niece?¨ 

When someone just got married, the next thing that you are going to ask is when are they planning to have a baby LOL. I really love babies and I am happy that an old friend of mine got married and now planning their own family. Such a blessing! 


Question by: @leyannahhearts


¨How to be you?¨

I told her, ¨Just keep on praying¨

It seems a joke but that is true. Just keep on praying for God to show your value as a woman and a child of God. It is indeed important for you to build your confidence in everything. And also, by knowing your value, you are going to set standards in your life and people will see you the best. 


Question by: @mayannecasta


¨What are we gonna talk tomorrow? I am nervous¨

And I just replied, ¨secret¨

It is just so funny, LOL. Because I just messaged her that I need to talk to her regarding work and just like that. I did not give her a clue hahaha. But that is not something serious tho. 



This photo is the end of ¨Ask Me Anything¨ with the caption ¨I did Ask Me Anything just to show off my Snapchat photos/videos. Goodnight¨. 

I am that kind of person that I take a lot of photos but I always forget to post it on social media. Actually, sometimes I just do not want to because I do not want to feel like I am asking for attention and value from other people. It is indeed important to know your value from God and not from anyone else. But that was me, sharing myself because I just feel happy and pretty. God bless you! 


¨Now it is God who makes both us and you stand firm in Christ. He anointed us, set his seal of ownership on us, and put his Spirit in our hearts as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come.¨

2 Corinthians 1:21-22

Thursday, September 5, 2019

CentOnze Restaurant Review | Le Méridien Barcelona


Las Ramblas in one of the signature places in Barcelona, Spain. It is a good experience to have lunch or dinner in this area. And one of the most attractive restaurants is The CentOnze Restaurant. The CentOnze Restaurant is connected with the 5 star hotel Le Méridien.
  
  
Location
  

CentOnze Restaurant is located in Las Ramblas 111, Barcelona Spain. It is near Le Meridien, Hotel 1898, Nike, Decathlon, etc. 



If you are walking around in Las Ramblas or near by places such as Plaza Catalunya, Calle Pelayo, or Barrio Gotico, you should not miss eating in this restaurant for it is just a few steps from those said famous destinations in Barcelona Spain.

But if you are coming away from these said places, there are two nearest Metro Station Stops such as Plaza Catalunya and Liceu.
    
CentOnze Restaurant
  

CentOnze Restaurant offers different variety of foods from Starters, Tapas, Meats, Fish and as well as different drinks. You can check directly in their website the choices of foods that they offer.
   




A La Carte
   
Here are some of their A La Carte:





Menus

CentOnze Restaurant also offers Menu. You can take a starter, main and dessert for only 16.50€ for weekdays, and 22.90€ for weekends. It is good if you have a tight budget and yet you want to experience eating in this classy and many to offer restaurant.
     
Ambience



If you really want to relax, this is the best place for you. The ambience inside the restaurant is relaxing, calm and classy at the same time. It also gives the view of the famous Las Ramblas. You will see people and car passing by and thanks to its soundproof, you will not get distracted nor disturbed by them. 


  
It is also a good choice of restaurant for couples for it also gives a romantic vibes inside. And they have big table for family and friends. 



I would like to also give a point the smell inside the restaurant. They offer seafoods and sometimes, most of the restaurant I went to, I always smell something stinky that I do not like it. But CentOnze gives you a clean smell and vibes that you will not get irritated about.


Le Pop Cocktail Bar



CentOnze Restaurant do not just offer meals but they also have their different signature drinks that you should not miss!
  
Comfort Room



One of the many things I check in any restaurants is their comfort room. I can say based on my experience that it is really hard to find a restaurant with a clean comfort room. Good to say that CentOnze indeed has a clean comfort rooms. For sure it is because the restaurant is connected with Le Meridien Hotel which is a plus point for them.



Discount!

Another tips for you, readers, you can have up to 50% discount in their A La Carte just by downloading ¨The Fork¨ on your mobile phones. By that, you will get notificated whenever they have promos. 

Camera used: Iphone XS Max
Photo Editor (For Effects): VSCO
Photo Editor (For Grids): PicsArt


I know that there is nothing better for people than to be happy and to do good while they live.

Ecclesiastes 3:12

Saturday, August 31, 2019

The Body Shop´s Tea Tree Oil

One of the big problem of some girls are acne. So most of us, keep on trying different products hoping to have a better skin condition. But some of us are making mistakes on choosing the products that we are going to use. Let us not forget that every product has different type of ingredients and that´s what we should be aware of.

It has been years since Tea Tree Oil of The Body Shop started to be on trend. There were a lot of reviews regarding this product. But one thing that I like when I first searched it on the internet, that those are its ingredients. Tea tree oil are made of organic products. So there is no reason to be aftraid to us it.


Tea Tree Oil

Photo Credit: Garota Beauté




Ingredients
Based on The Body Shop´s website, Tea Tree Oil is consisted of Aqua (Solvent/Diluent), Alcohol Denat. (Solvent/Diluent), PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil (Emulsifier), Polysorbate 20 (Emulsifier), Melaleuca Alternifolia Leaf Oil (Natural Additive), Limonene (Natural Additive), t-Butyl Alcohol (Denaturant), Calophyllum Inophyllum Seed Oil (Skin Conditioning Agent), Citral (Natural Additive), Leptospermum Petersonii Oil (Natural Additive), Denatonium Benzoate (Denaturant), Tocopherol (Antioxidant).


Price
  • 9,00€ / 10 ml
  • 13€ / 20 ml

You might think that it is expensive for its size but do not worry, you can use a bottle of 20ml of tea tree oil for more than 2 months depend on how many times you are going to use it every day.


How to apply
 
You can use the tea tree oil directly to your face. Just do not forget to wash your hands first. Put a 1 drop on your finger or back of your hand then put the oil where you have acne.

You can use it every morning and evening but if you are sensitive of its strange smell, you can just use it every evening when you are not going out.

Effectiveness
If you have pimple, you can use it overnight, it will dry very soon. I can say that the maximum effectiveness is three days.


Disadvantages
What I noticed, it is not recommendable for dry skin because tea tree oil has the ability to make your skin dryer that provokes pimple to come out. And even if it removed your pimple, it will not prevent other pimples to come out so it is really recommendable to have a seperate facial wash and scrub aside from just using tea tree oil for your pimples.

Sunday, July 28, 2019

Where to Stay in Boracay

Boracay is well known around the world for being a paradise. But because of Philippine Government´s move on preserving the beauty of Boracay, they only allow 6,000 tourists to arrive in Boracay per day. Aside from that, before entering the Island of Boracay, tourists should have their confirmed hotel reservation with them. 

The local government of Boracay with the Department of Tourism of the Philippines made a quality check for all the accommodations in Boracay. So if you accidentally booked to a non accredited hotel in Boracay, here are what you should do.

Boracay Island is divided into three station. From entering the island, it starts with Station One, Station Two and lastly, Station Three. Station Three, where you can find all the main water activities. In Station Two is where you can find everything, most of the restaurants, small shops, few activities. It is also the most crowded area. Station One is the most peaceful part and most of the accommodations here are a little bit expensive. 


Isla Gecko Resort



We booked in Isla Gecko Resort the same day as we arrived in Boracay. It was hard to find an accommodation based on your preferences but luckily, Isla Gecko Resort has one room left. 


Location



Isla Gecko Resort is located in Station Two. We were lucky because we found a hotel in the middle of Boracay. It is at the back of D´Mall and walking distance from the shore. It is the best location specially if you are travelling with you friends and family because they are nearto everything. It is easy to access to any shops or restaurants in the area. 


Price


2756.00 php / night

We booked a room that is good for 3 persons because I was with my fiancé and his sister. It is not cheap but I can say that the price is good for the quality of the room and its location. We booked on the spot so it was harder for us. 


Room




Our room is quiet big for us. It has a big queen bed and an individual bed. The room is spacious with aircondition, flat screen tv, wifi, closet and minibar. Because of its size, it was not hard to move around even we were three persons. 


Toilet




Their toilet was quiet small. They only offer a shower and the part of the toilet was easy to get wet. It would be nice if they make the toilet a little bit bigger and if they have bathtub.

They offer towers for all the guests and tissue paper. But the rest such as shampoo, conditioner and soap, you need to buy it.

Facilities

Isla Gecko Resort has terrace, bar and they offer breakfast. The reception is open 24 hours and they were all kind and ready to answer all the inqueries. 

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Common Reasons for Delayed Flights

Travelling around the world is such an exciting experience. But still, it has pros and cons. And sometimes, not everything that we planned before our trip really happens.

While travelling, we have different choices on how do we want to get to a specific destination. There are choices such as: By air, by land and by sea. By air, we can go by airplanes. By land, we can go by trains and by buses. Lastly, by sea, we can go by boat or ships. 

Any of the choices above does not guarantee you that it will be the fastest way. It all depends on availability of the place you are coming from and going to. Take not that there are places that only allows airplanes or sometimes ships and buses. So it is better to plan it as early as possible so you can make the analization.

Have you ever got your flight delayed or worst, canceled? I know it really pissed us off specially if it will affect our plans. But you need to chill! Because it will not give any help. I met a lot of travellers who got pissed off and started shouting at poor airline or airport stuff. So with this blog, let me  enlighten a little bit your mind  with the common reasons for delayed flights.

Traffic 


Yes, you read that right.  Even in the sky, traffic happens. Specially if there are amount of planes departing and taking off. Sometimes, it takes 1 hour, or more than, for a plane to depart.

Weather


As we all know, the airplane that we are flying with comes from different places. Weather in our place is not the same as the weather in the place where the airplane comes from.

For example, the plane that we are waiting is from Alaska and that plane cannot fly due to bad weather in that place, so it will affect the airplane´s next flight. 

The same thing if there is a bad weather in our location, it will definitely affect our flight.

Crews


Crews are indeed important in any flight. But because of the reasons above: Traffic and weather, those indeed affect the crews. They will have to finish their responsibility from the previous flight they had because they will be able to go to the next one. 

Those are common reasons for delayed flights. So next time that you will travel, remind yourself of those reasons before you get mad to any crew / land crew. It is indeed important to be nice and relax in any situation. Remind yourself that all theses crews are just doing their job and making sure that you will be safe during the flights. Any persons from airline or airport dont deserve to be disrespected by any customers.

Monday, June 3, 2019

First Time Experience with Etihad Airways



Etihad Airways is one of the leading airlines in the world. They are line of the airlines from United Arab Emirates. Etihad Airways commenced their operation in 2003 and finally able to fly in Barcelona starting 2018. 


Last December 2018, we planned to spend our yearly vacation in the Philippines. So from Barcelona Spain, we booked a flight going to the Philippines through Etihad Airways. They are the only airline who was offering a promo for the dates that we needed.

Service

Just like any other airlines, they are there to help you throughout the whole flight for all your needs. Being in Hospitality Industry, we expect them to be nice and bringing smile most of the time. But is just a sad thing that I did not see any smile from them during our flight. The first and last smile was when we were leaving the plane.

As part of hospitality industry, smile is one of the most important thing to offer. It makes the clients feel warmed and at home so it is really a big thing for me for I travel with them almost a whole day.

Equipments

During our flights, especially for those long flights, we are always looking for something that will intertain us. But one of the first thing I noticed when I sat, is the monitor. That type of monitor is what I had during my first flight with Singapore Airline way back 2009. That is more or less, 10 years ago.  I just hope, they upgrade their facilities as they go wider the globe.



Another thing I noticed was the space on our sits. It is indeed smaller than Singapore Airlines and Qatar Airways that will make you feel uncomfortable during the whole flight. You won't be able to stretch your legs and feet.
I was really dissapointed because our seat was really uncomfortable. I travelled with my mother and my brother, but my brother´s seat was away from us. And during our last flight, we seated on the last seats in the plane. But maybe, the problem was with the agency where we booked our flights. So it is really important to book your flight with a good reference travel agencies.
                        Overhead Bin


During our flight from Barcelona to Abu Dhabi, we did not have any problem. But from Abu Dhabi to Philippines, we had.Due to old aircraft that they have, we had to put our luggages in check in. Bad thing because of issues in Philippine Airport. The fact that we prepared those luggages as our hand carry but they had to get it due to small airplane. I hope they upgrade their planes to be able to access the needs and wants of new generation.
Entertainment
Etihad Airways offers you a variety of movies and series to watch from different countries specially in Asia. They also offer games for us to get entertained. 
In front of our seats are magazines to read and the menu that they offer during the flight. As well as the safety guide during emergency situation that we should always check out to remind ourselves. 

Foods

Etihad Airways offers variety of food, from meat to chicken. But of course, Etihad Airways is an airline from United Arab Emirates, so they have a middle eastern type of food to offer and if you are fan of it, good for you. But if not, sorry. And it is a bad thing for me because I did not like it that much. I am not really familiar with curry. Food is really depends on your appetite and preferability. 





If you finished to read this whole article, I know that you noticed that I did not like anything from this airline. I know I paid for a promo ticket but still, I paid a quiet amount of money, and I did not receive the service and comfort that I was expecting and needing. For now, I am sure I will not fly with this airline anymore unless they change their service and facility.

¨For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us whoa are being saved it is the power of God¨
-1 Corinthians 1:18