Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Pepe Gaka takes us around Kyoto

I woke up to the hum of the air-conditioner, I looked at my watch and it read 7:00 am. I gave out a light groan, I wanted to get some more shut-eye but we were scheduled to go around Kyoto today with our friend, Pepe Gaka, at 9:00 am. With the impressive efficiency of Japanese trains, I was sure we'd arrive there in no time. Time to wake up the parents, I thought, as I climbed down the ladder to their futon.

Who is Pepe Gaka?

My sister and I spotted Giuseppe "Pepe" Gaka while walking along Auckland's Princes Wharf last January. We were rushing to get some bus tickets for our city tour when I spotted a street artist and got curious. I told my sister we should go and say hi, but since we were on a tight schedule she dismissed it and said we should get on our way.

Friday, April 29, 2016

Things to do in Tablas Island, Romblon

Tablas Island piqued my interest when Philippine Airlines launched their flights to this relatively unknown island last year. There must be more to this place than just the infamous Romblon marbles. So I booked a trip a couple of weeks back and explored this beautiful island for 5 days. 

Romblon has three major islands: Sibuyan, Romblon, and Tablas. Tablas features sloping lands, sometimes even rough to rugged terrain. I was able to explore their municipalities via scooter, which I shall show you later on. 

Where I stayed:

Wanting to book somewhere secluded and cheap, I found Aglicay Beach Resort where a room for 2 went for roughly Php 524  per night. Located in Alcantara the resort is behind a mountain and is approximately 40 minutes away via tricycle from Tugdan Airport. 

with Kuya Louie

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Tablas Island beach essentials

As usual, my trip to Tablas Island was decided on the last minute -- like literally 2 days before my scheduled departure. I'm a procrastinator, what can I say?

If you're looking at travelling solo exploring beaches and secluded spots, then you can relish in the simple provincial living that Tablas has to offer. I imagine, it was like being in Butuan (my hometown) back in the 90s -- no malls, no convenience stores, only 2 banks/ATMs about 30 kilometers away, only 1 gas station within the bayan, endearing old wooden houses and nipa huts, endless stretches of lonely highways connecting each barangay. It was both exciting and scary at the same time, which I shall expound on more in my post solely on Tablas.

Monday, April 4, 2016

My princessitude

"Yaya, where's my Lemon Toddy?"
I confidently walked into a food place last week, took a look around, narrowed down the dishes I wanted to try, and asked each store a couple of questions. Well, make that lots of questions per station.
"Is your shawarma spicy? How spicy is it? Like super spicy I will cry?"
"Can I have both leg and thigh?" Staff says she can only give the one wing and one leg/thigh combo. I don't like white meat, so I wave my hand and walk away. 
"Ah so this is custard? Is it better cold or warm? But I'm on a no-dairy diet e..." I bought it anyway...
"Wah, salt? Salt will make you bloated!"
Finally I exclaim (in true Kira kuripot fashion), "Ang mahal naman dito! Gusto ko lang ng Recovery Food!"

Saturday, April 2, 2016

New: Priva Perfect Care 2-in-1 Intimate Wash

The Priva gift set was something I received over February in celebration of the love month, but it's still relevant with bikini season rolling in. As we all know, using gentle products for our nether region is important. pH Care was one of my favorite and preferred brands before I turned all natural, but I was willing to try it again because of its cooling variant. 

What makes Priva different? 

Priva is tested by OB-Gynecologists to be safe and effective for everyday use, formulated with tried and tested ingredients that provide noticeable whitening and smoothening effects in as early as two weeks. Plus (and this important for me) it has RevitaCool which provides a refreshing feeling with every wash.

Monday, March 28, 2016

Uber is making me fat (plus other realizations and life questions)

1. My reliance on uber is making me fat. Gone were the days when I'd (happily) commute, burning calories in the MRT or while waiting for a cab. Now, I can happily stay longer in a cafe or resto after my meeting because "I can get uber anytime." Why walk when you can Uber, right? And because of this, I've grown a pouch in my lower abdomen -- and I've never had that before!

2. Does LDR really work? I mean, seriously? This is currently disturbing me. Are my worries indicative of my lack of trust in people, myself, or my lack of faith in love? Or am I just being a realist and extinguishing something before it even gets somewhere?