Skin Care Routine Lately


Hello everyone! Today, I'm excited to share my skin care routine and the amazing products I've been using. Taking care of your skin is incredibly important, and having a regular skin care routine that you're comfortable with is key to achieving healthy and glowing skin. Let's dive into my routine and discover some additional information about each step!

Taeyang's New Song: Seed [English Translation]

Taeyang released two new music video today. These are songs from his new album called, Down To Earth. I just love listening to his song titled Seed, its so melodic and has so much emotions in it. 

I Need An Escape

Here's a throwback photos back when my bestie invited me to go swimming at Apple Tree Resort. 

A Journey of Embracing the Unknown

Three years ago, I made a big decision that changed my life. I felt happy and confident about it because everything went smoothly, and I didn't face many challenges while pursuing this change.

Day 1 of Year 2022

Happy new year y'all!

Same as last year I welcome the new with just me and Justine. My mom was supposed to join us but for health reasons, she wasn't able to come.

Even with just the 2 of us here in the house we still welcome the new year with a bang. Complete with decorations and food. This year the fireworks were a bit wild because it was raining ashes in the sky. Literally, the fireworks above our head because the neighbors next door or next block lit it up. It was so exciting watching them up close. Back at our previous house were just looking at it from afar because our house is overlooking the city.


The kiddo and I stayed up till 4AM just eating and talking. And then, I woke up around 11AM to prepare because my bestie and her fam will be visiting us. When they arrive we ate and then after that went swimming at the clubhouse.

While swimming the bestie convince me to come with them to the downtown mall. I was hesitant at first because I usually don't go out on the first day of the year. But the bestie and the kiddo keep convincing me to go. When I said yes, both of them were so happy. Part of my decision to say yes is that it's been a long that we visited downtown, especially the kiddo, who hasn't been to the mall for a long time already this can be an opportunity to let him go. And I miss Coffee Bean Tea Leaf date with the bestie, this has been our official bonding cafe. I thought it wouldn't be so crowded at the mall since most of the people still celebrating the new year at home. 

However, I was wrong there were still a lot of people in the mall. But unlike the past year this time, many shops were closed especially the department store and furniture shop which was supposed to be the main reason why we visited the mall. The bestie was so disappointed. 

The disappointment doesn't end there... Because our fave drinks at Coffee Bean Tea Leaf are not available even our second go-to drinks and the cold drinks as well. Bummer! And then kiddo had to shop for new shoes because the one his wearing is damaged. Good thing Bench has a 50% off sale.

So basically, only the kiddo fully enjoyed the day. He was very happy and positive the whole time. Which made me happy also.

So that's how my first day of January went. A day spent with people who care and matter to me.

Even though today wasn't the usual and ideal way of spending it but I'm still happy and had fun. 

Covid Vaccine Experience


First Dose 

November 11, 2021. I just got my Covid vaccine first dose. I initially didn't plan to get a vaccine but the city requires a vaccine certificate in order to go out. Since I am the one who does grocery and errands so I was forced to get one. 

I registered online and got my schedule immediately after 2 days at the nearest mall, SM City Uptown. When I arrive at the mall I was able to go directly to the waiting area and skip the line because I have a confirmation schedule. The people who did not register online and just walk in need to wait a long line though because they prioritize the people who already have a confirmation schedule. 

I anticipated waiting long because that's what I read on social media, so I brought with me a book, water, and a power bank. However, it was fast and well-organized. I was actually nervous and scared I might pass out, but thankfully I survived. I arrive home safe. 

It was at midnight when I felt the after-effect of the vaccine, I had chills, so I turn off the aircon thinking it was the reason, but the chills never stopped it took me a while before I fell asleep. And the next day, I had a fever, and my body was heavy. I feel like all my strength was drained out. Even though I did advanced reading and research online on the after-effects of having a vaccine, I still feel worried and nervous. But my body is too weak to think and get worried. All  I did was sleep most of the time. I don't like eating, but I force myself to eat and drink plenty of water cause I know it will help my body. 

With my body so weak, it reminded me that I hadn't had a fever for so many years already. Thank you, Lord, for good health! 

By the way, the vaccine I had was AstraZeneca.

Second Dose

December 14, 2021. I was supposed to come back in January, more or less 2 months after my first dose. But I received a text message about my second dose schedule a month before. I was really nervous because I didn't want to feel weak again, and I felt like my body hadn't fully recovered from the first dose.  

I had my second dose at the same mall where I had my first dose. This time I experienced a long line and long waiting. it was not organized, and even though I am scheduled to have your second dose, they still mix you with the walk-ins. What's worse is the security guard mixed up the line, and so the late to arrive was the first one to enter the mall. I was really pissed off because, this time, I did not prepare anything to keep me entertained while waiting. My phone battery is not full when I arrive at the mall, and I don't have my power bank with me. Arrghh! The irony!

Thankfully, the second dose was not that worse. I had body pains but no fever. 

Chinese Drama: The Kings Avatar

I was randomly browsing on what to watch on Netflix when I stumbled on The King's Avatar. I was not really interested in watching a Chinese TV series but what initially caught my attention to check on the drama was because of Yang Yang... The Love 020 blues. But after reading the tv series description the game buff in me got so interested to watch it.
When I started watching the first episodes my son was not interested to watch with me, coz he thought it's going to be the same with Love 020. (He doesn't like romantic dramas.) However, as the episode progressed on he got hooked and interested.
According to him, "this drama gives so many lessons in life, your passion, and gaming." I agree with him. Even though there are potential romantic interactions but it's interesting to see that until the end no one falls in love. The director did not insert a love interest in the drama. Instead, love interest for the game called Glory and E-sport. The drama shows the rise of the E-sport industry and its challenges. The storyline focus on passion, sportsmanship, skills, teamwork, and friendship.
It was a good ending and has potential for another season.
My son got so inspired after watching the drama and has been asking me to play rank games and wanted us to join MCL Weekly in Mobile Legends.

Watch the Kings Avatar trailer...

P.S Make sure to click the CC button in the player control to turn on the subtitles.