Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Dove Beauty Bar

Last week I had a skin irritation and have no idea what caused the rash. The itchiness kept on and  I'm just thinking it might be a food allergy from the grilled chicken I ate a week ago. I consulted a dermatologist in the out-patient section of the hospital and was informed that my skin get irritated due to harsh ingredients of papaya soap I used for month. Dra. Sandejas told me that I have a dry sensitive skin and told me to stop using the papaya soap instead she advised me to use the Dove soap for my sensitive skin.

I went to a grocery store and bought Dove soap for me to use it every now and then. I preferred the Dove Pink Beauty Bar. It is a specially formulated cleanser containing 1/4 moisturising cream. It helps skin retain its natural moisture, bringing out its softness and true beauty without leaving skin dry like soaps can. Dove Pink Beauty Bar is pH neutral and suitable for all skin types, including sensitive skin.

My skin feels really refreshed and glowing since I started using Dove Pink Beauty Bar. It leaves my skin  feeling smooth and soft.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Office Blessing

Office Blessing is performed to bring the presence of God's blessing and protection into a space. It is usually done to keep away from evils and avoid bad lucks.

Today, Monday, 29th of March 2010; we, at Human Resource Department,  had our office blessing at our new office. During lunch time, we had a great tasting viand like chicken chopsuey, pork barbeque, grilled milkfish (bangus) and eggplant salad (ensaladang talong). We savored pancit palabok, pichi-pichi and cake at merienda time.

The Office Blessing Ceremony

Fr. Vicente Amparo led the office blessing ceremony and recited a special prayers and sprinkled holy water to every side of the room. The invited guests participated in the grabbing of blessed coins that have been thrown out by our boss. After the ceremony, the small party food begun. 

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Baby Haniel Rezon's Christening

I was a bit surprised when JR Dimaunahan handed me a printed baptismal invitation a week ago. He gladly told me that I'm one of the godparents of his firstborn baby boy.

So yesterday, I woke up at 7:42 in the morning and attended Baby Haniel Rezon's Christening held at St. Peter's Parish along Commonwealth Avenue, Quezon City. I arrived just on time before  the baptismal ceremony had started.  It was my first time seeing a quite different kind of baptismal room and I was really astounded for its peaceful ambiance and facilities. It is a air-conditioned room and has a fountain used in sprinkling water on baby's head.

When the baptismal was over and a bit early to go to reception, I lit a candles and offered prayers and thanksgiving. Afterward, we were on our way to Tramway Buffet Garden located at Timog Avenue, Quezon City.  It was my first time to dine here and really satisfied with their eat-all-you-can buffet. The foods taste good and yummy. I would definitely recommend Tramway Garden Buffet to my relatives and friends.

Lastly, Pareng JR handed us a piece of baptism giveaways before we go home.

Saturday, March 27, 2010


Running is a great form of aerobic exercise that burns a lot of calories. It helps ensure the efficient flow of blood and oxygen throughout the body, things that are proven to help to decrease the risk of a heart attack. It is also a great stress reliever. You must simply step out your door and get going.

Charisse, Jasmin and I ran almost 4k yesterday at the back of SM Fairview. It was an exciting adventure for me because it was my first time joining with them jogging around. At first I thought it was as easy and simple but after a two rounds of running and brisk walking I felt dizziness. Then I walked slowly until we had finished the third round. Then, we had great dinner at Jasmin's residence and savored the beef caldereta cooked by her mother. At 9:00pm Charisse and I headed home. 

Despite of the body ache I felt after the strenuous activity we had, I really enjoyed it.. Until next time.

Starbucks Green Tea Frappuccino

I was thinking to reward myself to a Starbucks Frappuccino after receiving our easter bonus this day. Roni Rose, Jasmin and I went to Starbucks located at the hospital's commercial arcade and looked for what we want to sip and enjoy. Because Jasmin and I had took our dinner an hour ago we decided to just order a tall cup size.  I browsed the Starbucks menu and I was really curious of the Green Tea Frappucino.  My curiosity urged me to try it out, and so I did. It's so creamy and rich and I loved it. The store cashier told me that this is one of Starbucks best sellers.

Green tea benefits both the weight-conscious and the stressed and lethargic. Needless to say, green tea is healthy, doubled with whipped cream is a perfect combination to enjoy.  The taste is very addictive and I guess I would always want to have it every time I visit Starbucks.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

St. Jude Thaddeus

This is the St. Jude Archdiocesan Shrine in J.P. Laurel, Manila. St. Jude is called the Patron of Hopeless and Desperate Cases. My girl friends and I have decided to attend the nine (9) consecutive days of mass and novena every Thursday in the said shrine.

We had started the mass/novena last 1st Thursday of January 2010. My friend's mother had told her that if we really wanted to complete the 9 days of novena we should attend the recital of The Epistle of St. Jude from the very beginning which is the verse 3 until the last Epistle which is the verse 25. Knowing it, we were encouraged to start attending the mass/novena and pursued to finish it. We have noted that the very first day of our mass/novena was January 14 and the 9th day would be March 11, 2010.

I was the only one who successfully completed the nine (9) consecutive days of mass/novena. My two friends did not make it because of some unavoidable circumstances beyond their control. When we attended the last day of novena dated March 11, I was so happy because we're all present. After the mass we treated ourselves to a sumptuous dinner at Chowking Morayta Branch. Then we went home with a big heart of thanksgiving and a great faith and confidence that St. Jude will grant our prayers and petitions at the right time.

Friday, March 19, 2010

A Prayer to Start a Day

I was feeling tired and weary a day ago after the stressful work schedule we had in our department.  In order to start the day with much energy and enthusiasm,  I had decided to look for a worklife prayer that would energize me when I'm feeling weary. I browsed the net and had found this special kind of prayer. I would pray it every day before doing my tasks.
Lord Jesus, as I enter this workplace, I bring Your presence with me.  I speak Your peace, Your grace and Your perfect order into the atmosphere of my workplace. I acknowledge Your Lordship over all that will be spoken, thought, decided and accomplished this day.

Lord Jesus, I thank you for the gifts and skills You have deposited in me. I do not take them lightly, but commit to using them responsibly and well. Give me a fresh supply of truth and beauty on which to draw as I do my job today. Bless my creativity, my ideas, my energy so that even my smallest task may bring You honor.

Lord, when I’m confused, guide me, when I’m weary, energize me. Lord, when I’m burned out, infuse me with the light of Your Holy Spirit. May the work I do and the way I do it bring hope, life and courage to all who I come into contact with today.

And oh Lord, even in this day’s most stressful moments, may I rest in You. In the name of Jesus, I pray.   Amen

I made a photo art embossed with this very nice prayer and had clicked as my desktop wallpaper.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

2010 Goat Forecast

When some of my girl friends and I headed to SM Fairview last February before the Chinese New Year's  Day to have short bonding moment with,  we had eyed this 2010 Forecast and we looked up in our Chinese sign.   I had photographed the Goat Sign Forecast which is my astrological sign.

And mine, here it goes:

2010 will be a year of career and financial gains for the Goat, you may accumulate a considerable amount of wealth and fame throughout this year if you follow this advice and work hard and smart. There could be a lot of activity this year at work; you will find that a project that has previously brought you a lot of stress and taken up a lot of your time will bring out many of your positive qualities to the attention of you and others around you. If you are going to take on a new responsibility you should be warned that you will need to learn new skills at a fast speed although this will be very beneficial to you especially if you are given the chance to go on a training course. You will find yourself meeting a lot of new people in 2010 and you will find that you win a lot of them over with your ability to relate to others. You may meet new people this year that you could build a strong friendship with. 

You will benefit from learning new skills; this could be anything from reading a new book to studying a new talent. 2010 is a great time for using your initiative and going ahead with new opportunities. The Goat will take a lot of pride in their new purchases throughout this year but should remember to not make too many impulsive purchases and should not rush into buying something, as you may find that 56 inch plasma television not the best investment you made and neither is it good for the health of our planet so stay small and cautious in 2010! Make sure you research any large purchases before you commit to buying, as you may end up spending more money this year than you can afford to. If you EVER have any doubts in financial situations throughout this year, please seek advice as this could save you a great deal of time and money. 

At home this year, you will need to have flexibility with plans as there will be a lot of activity in your home. You will find that you decide exactly what you want to get done although this year is not good for timetables and rota's, try not to plan too much at once; you will achieve a considerable amount if you learn to do things when it is convenient. If you find it possible, take a holiday with a loved one this year, you will benefit from the change of scenery even if you do not go very far. 

Romance will be very good for you this year, especially if you are looking to get married. Love is very strong for the Goat in 2010 although there is the possibility that a married Goat could find a short term relationship with another person. 

Those born in 1991 should follow their interests and try to expand them. Those born in 1943 should ask for advice from people they trust as they will benefit from this. Those born in 1955 need to keep an eye out for new opportunities as there will be plenty in 2010. Those born in 1967 should not linger in the past as a lot can happen for you when you are willing to move on. Those born in 1979 should spend more time with those who are close to you and take opportunities when they come along. A lost friend or even a family member that became detached may bring good news in 2010 and it is a great year to mend broken bridges, it really is worth contacting lost friends to try and reconcile, expect a great year in 2010.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Younger Looking

Whenever someone asks me how old I am, I'd always tease them to guess my age. I've been hearing a lot of  people saying I'm on my early twenties. When they'd told me I'm twenty-one (21) years old, I gave them my sweetest smile and just nodded. I was overjoyed and felt better knowing that I look younger on my age and a lot of people couldn't figure out what's my exact age. Sometimes I don't revealed what's exactly my age unless they really wanted to know.

I don't have any secret formula used in order to look younger. I just continue to smile and be optimistic even sometimes failures and disappointment enveloped me. I preferred foods that are less cholesterol and tried to eat more natural foods and avoid junk foods as much as I could. I'm not chocolate lover or any sweet foods like ice cream, cake and more. That's also one of the reasons why I'm still in good shape and in normal weight.

I once read in news update that people who look young for their age live longer than those who don't wear so well. It really inspired me to be more health and lifestyle conscious knowing that younger looking could contribute to the wellness of our physical being.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Embark on

Today is 14th of March 2010, a date to be remembered. Why? Because this is the day I'm gonna make my second blog. This is the Real Journey - a day in the life of me. My Life - my adventure, and my thoughts about everything. Here I come...