Monday, October 31, 2011

Beauty Tips

Staying beautiful may seem expensive for most people; Sometimes, they are so vain that they go through cosmetic surgery to see beauty on their face. But, personally, we don't have to spend much to stay young and beautiful inside and out.

The right diet, healthy lifestyle like no alcohol, cigarettes or drugs, exercise and beauty orogold cosmetics among others.


Staying beautiful means believing that you are beautiful too. Confidence matters in perceiving beauty. When you believe your beautiful inside and out, this self - esteem exudes wherever you are.

Cool Airsoft War Suits



the ASG airsofters on their most recent Tourney on Bantayan Islands


One of the hobbies I am in is the airsoft war game and while this is definitely a man's game, I simply enjoy the thrill and adrenaline.

So, come next airsoft game, I shall be up on my airsoft war uniform with my AK spetz and husband as teammate.

Fun Touring with Runners on Eco - Trail


on a hilly peak overlooking Sarangani Bay and sleeping General Santos City early morning



My husband and I are partners in our individual hobby; While he quite likes airsoft games, so, I join him in his few games and since I am too passionate with running too, you would normally see him on his big bike or family van tagging along.

Recently, he joined me and the Gensan Run Club, a local GenSan organization for running enthusiasts, along the 14km Sinawal eco - trail.

Good thing that in spite of the rough and strange road, our family service does not fail. But, if you somehow experience any auto problem, you can try car lifts for sure reliable service.

We shall soon run for 16km to and from the local airport and hope that the family transportation is always ok.

Devil Fashion on Halloween


the cousins


In Greenland, a Filipino community celebrates Halloween fashionably. And, we were only happy to see our family happier on their devil costumes.


Hmnnn, this is fancy addition to cool Halloween fashion.

Fashion Ramp on Ship Board



with NDMU graduate school classmates


In the course of our educational tour in Cebu, one of our pit stops was the visit in some beautiful tourist spots in Bohol.

The travel requires the use of 2 - hour ferry drive from Cebu port to Tagbilaran City. So, how could we enjoy more the trip but by having all the wacky and wild poses that we could do on and off board the ferry.

We only wish that we could visit the palce again and we could relive the fun.

Chic and Rockin Bikes



Motor bike is one of the primal needs in rural cities and provinces where transportation is quite needed and when budget is an issue.

The good thing about motor bikes is the fact that you can customized them to your own liking and preference. For instance, if you wish to upgrade it for racing or bike show, you can be quite confident of your bikes.

More importantly, you can travel through traffic, clean them through wheels, steels and bearings among others.

With the reasonable rates of motor bikes, practically a good number of the public now owns a bike for posterity, convenience and budget.

So, if you need the comforts of a motor bike, go rack in your local bike provider for the best pick.

What Mask Should You Wear on Halloween?




You Should Wear a Vampire Mask



You are a dark and mysterious creature, but you're also extremely passionate.

You have been known to be a bit of a daredevil. You think taking risks is exciting.



You follow your instincts...even your baser ones. You are very primal.

You are cunning and manipulative. You are more selfish than you let on.


Running Fit and Fashionable



with my running mates from GenSan Run Club

I have been running for three (3) years and previously I would only run on jogging pants, loose shirts and any rubber shoes I can find from home.

But, since I began running in competitive races, I started buying running apparel, shoes and paraphernalia. The latest additions were my new SONY water - resistant sports MP3 and hydration pack.

Running quite makes you fit and healthy and since I want to run as comfortable as safe and fancy as possible.

Find Beauty on Furnitures

We wish to continue the construction of our house in General Santos City to make the place homey and more comfortable especially during long vacations.

We had constructed a two - bedroom structure but it would be quite small for a family. I just have to find minimalist - designed among rustic furniture to complement the structure and size.

When we search for furnitures, we make sure that we see our personality on every curve, color and style because we wish to have them as pleasing and welcoming as possible.

So, come the day that we have the house fully constructed, we shall find the most preferred furnitures to boot.

The Running Wackos



with Gensan Run Club, Apollo, Doc Rizaldy and Anthony Karl

The run to Sinawal Hills and back covering 14km was draining but we had great fun since we had a new recruit to the trail and we tried a new trail crossing a stream.

Able to keep up with the boys' pace most of the time made me more proud. My reflectorized running gear made the fun all safe and enjoyable.

Cool Nike Hydration Belt Pack



NIKE 2 - bottle reflectorized hydration belt pack


on my most recent run to Sinawal hills

I recently joined a trail run on Sinawal hills and since my first attempt was disgusting, the second try was a plus.

I was only more confident to run because I had my hydration belt as a gift from my younger sibling. We ran around 4am this morning and seeing it all reflectorized assured me of my safety while doing early morning run on a semi - new trail.

The belt was handy although I had to strap it well to keep it from moving. My next trail run is expected to be 16km, so, I better be hydrated to keep going.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Fashion at Airport

As I type, I am waiting to board for a domestic flight from a few days stay in Manila and now heading home.

And since my husband and kid had an earlier flight than me, I have to wait for a couple of hours until I finally be on air. But, what is nice about staying at the airport's waiting area is the fact that i get to see various types of people. Different foreigners are around with distinct clothing to boot. Further, I get to surf online for free and to have a comfortable seat and convenient access to the airport's amenities. So, rule of thumb in traveling is to check out the airport among others if they have services for waiting passengers.

The NAIA 3 domestic airport has a clean restroom and I bet they have a cool maintenance service provider including water softeners among others.

In a short while, I shall be back to seeing my friends and the rest of my loved ones plus I can get back to running too.

Staying Beautiful at 60's

my sister and mother in - laws at a themed party

Who says staying beautiful, sexy and young is only for the young ones? My mother in - law who is way past her 60 years of age is aging beautifully and no one can't really guess her age right just by the looks of her.

Her beauty secret is simply easy - have a healthy living and diet, active social life, positive outlook in life, loving family and friends, regular beauty regimen (moisturizer among others).

We can age gracefully or otherwise but if I choose the path, the beauty shall be my preferred option. How about yours?

Angry Bird Fashion

Because of the hype from this phenomenal computer and PSP game, it has now invaded the fashion industry and these cute angry birds can be any of the following:

  • pen
  • key chain
  • fan
  • earrings
  • shirts
  • pants
  • magnets
  • bag tags
  • cups
  • buttons
  • caps
  • and practically on everything. .
So, if you too are angry bird fanatic, express your loyalty through angry - inspired fashion accessories and apparel.

When Family Culture Affects Fashion

my mother and sister in - laws on their theme - inspired party

Some say that our very own fashion taste is affected by our personal beliefs and family values. Thus, if one is raised from a conservative family, his or her way of clothing would definitely include decent - looking dress, tops, slacks among others.

On the other hand, if one is hailed from a more liberated family, any choice of clothing shall do. Unfortunately, I am raised from both sides, thus, I am who I am with the choices I make when it comes to what I wear.

Fashion is simply like any hobby. We illustrate our personality with our choice of cars, gadgets or scrapbook photo albums to name a few.

Regardless of where we are raised, the most important about fashion is becoming confident with our fashion choices and believing that we are beautiful in spite of our distinct family culture.

Halloween Costume Treat in Frenzy

the kids on their trick or treat Halloween costumes giving their little cousin a scare


A day before November 1 and practically most private and public institutions have a Halloween - inspired decorations and I bet parties are all set with terror - scare costumes to boot.

It is a long weekend in the Philippines and having October 31 as a legal holiday until November 2, most Filipinos will enjoy the long Halloween treat on and off party.

So, be witched and have fun guys!

Benefits of Staineless Fashion Accessories

fashion accessories
from Kreativ Boutique

I quite prefer stainless accessories like earrings, bangles, and necklaces simply because they are handy, cheap and last longer than their silver counterparts.

Basically, stainless accessories and other stainless equipment or materials like stainless steel drum don't rust faster than silver accessories or other mineral components and since they are way cheaper, most people prefer to use them for health and budget reasons.

So, if you want fancy accessories that are reliable, cheap and easy - to - clean stuffs, go visit local stores, online or offline, and try stainless stuffs for your personal unique and satisfying experience.

Cleaning Tips for Your Flip Flops

Havaianas flip flops
from Kreativ Boutique

Sometimes staying comfortable means wearing flip flops whenever we can. So, how do we exactly protect our flip flops, you can try the following smart tips:

  1. clean them with lukewarm water and mild soap after use;
  2. store them in less humid temperature;
  3. for loose soles, glue them with rubber adhesives;
  4. if straps seem to fall off, sew them if you must otherwise you can quite dispose your flip flops;
  5. use mild brush to remove stains or dirt; and
  6. keep them from being played by your pets.

Fashion Tips to Staying Hydrated

photo source: yogamarrakech.wordpress.com

When weather is quite hot, the least we expect is dizziness, headache or lethargy from the weather and worse from dehydration. More importantly, if you travel, make yourself hydrated at all times and don't fail to remain fashionable as you do this.

Staying hydrated would improve our digestion, energy, blood pressure, bowel movement, weight management and acid - alkaline balance. Thus, you can stay hydrated by drinking the regular 8 glasses of water, taking fruit or vegetable juices, sipping water even if you are not thirsty, wearing protective gear like hat from the scourging heat or comfy clothes like shorts or sleeveless tops to keep you from sweating, and staying in colder room.

Remember staying hydrated is healthier and staying fashionable is equally good!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Laundry Tips for Your Wardrobe

I basically wash my own office clothes and I do this by hand, so, not to spoil the materials. However, if I practically too busy, I allow our house helper to do the task but I make sure that the following is observed:

  • separate color - fading clothes
  • sort same color but make sure to test color - fading ones
  • separate different cloth materials like cotton, synthetic, linen like matouk
  • separate clothes, from sheet and from towels
  • read the washing instruction of your clothes, so, you can pile them according to their washing instructions
  • know your washing machine operating procedures and run it according to your laundry's washing requirements
  • dry them not directly under the sun especially the colored ones

Runner's Watch List

Running experts suggest that before we buy any watch for casual running or for serious training, we consider a watch that measures and records - speed, distance and time.

My running attire and paraphernalia are almost complete except for the hydration pack that I shall be buying after this post and the runner's watch at budget - friendly price tag.

I managed to research on commercial runner's watch that offer various data like the heart rate, burned calories, distance, pacing among others.

The following are the options you can consider for a runner's watch:

Timex Ironman that shows lap and speed at less expensive rate;
Garmin Forerunner 305 or 405 for wider features like GPS and data transmission but at more expensive price;
Polar RS800CX for complete and ideal runner's choice but way too expensive;

Picking The Right Running Shoes

I had this typical notion that all running shoes are the same but in spite of having new pair of shoes, I experience terrible discomfort that I began to wonder if indeed I have the most suitable shoes for me.

So, when I happened to be in one of the running - themed stores, I had my feet measured, and I was told that I have semi - flat footed shape or medium - shaped arch that I need to have a stability shoe to handle my running motions.

If you are lost as well as to the right type of shoes, test first your foot type through this simple, easy - to - do test and your running shall be most comfortable.

Wanted: Fancy Quality Runner's Hydration Belt Pack

Helium hydration pack from
photo source: http://www.pleasuresports.com

My runner's apparel and accessories are almost complete and that includes having dry - fit tops, running shorts, new pair of running sneakers, Sony sports MP3, and visor. However, my wish list is not complete without the presence of digital watch that covers my distance, pacing, heart beat and burned calories and more importantly, my hydration pack that can last a couple of kilometer runs.

My sister was generous enough to shell out a fund for a new hydration utility belt pack. I hope before we can go home to General Santos City, I can buy a new hydration utility kit at reasonable rates.

Staying fit is never easy; I have to run at least 5km every other day and join fun runs to stay healthy and to lose weight. It is no wonder that people would prefer other weight - loss alternatives including bioidentical hormone replacement therapy for faster results.

So, tomorrow shall be scouting day for my cool hydration pack and I want it fashionable, feminine and reliable.


Elegant Custo Barcelona Apparel

Custo Barcelona bag at Kreativ Boutique, Gaisano - GenSan


I recently acquired a good number of Custo Barcelona blouses to complete what we have at our boutique. And since, we sell Custo bags, it is only likely that we complement the bags with matching blouses and leggings too.

Our Custo Barcelona customers will sure love the new arrivals because definitely, Custo apparel means distinct, quality fashion and convenience in one.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Ice Skating Essentials

We had the opportunity to go ice skating and we say we are quite under dressed for this very graceful and elegant hobby. In fact, we were on jeans, shirts and and my kid on his usual shorts and shirt attire. We just had to buy him a good pair of hand gloves just in case, he would fall.

We wish to go back as soon as we can, and I hope that next time, we could bring the following ice skating essentials:

  • hand gloves
  • sweater;
  • blades;
  • leg and blades cover;
  • cute tutu or leggings for men;

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Fashion Shopping in Manila

We are in Manila for a family vacation and we would want to enjoy the place as much as we can but since we don't have our family service, we could only endure the public commute vehicles for some rides to and from our home.

There are nice legendary spots here in Manila including Luneta, Manila Zoo, Ocean Park and of course the endless strings of shopping malls. There are fashion districts too like Baclaran and Divisoria for budget shopping.


But, if you are visiting to a new place, it would be smart to use zumo 665 to enjoy the place and convenience of private commute.

So, for a short or longer stay, enjoy your trip and if you are in Manila, don't fail to visit their fashion districts for great picks.

The Handbag Test




You Are Creative and Clever



You have an eye for beauty and design. You are talented at bringing various random elements together.

Even if you aren't an artist, you have a lot of style. You are naturally chic, and you know how to turn heads.



And while you are an imaginative type, you are definitely not messy or chaotic.

You like things neatly organized. You are a minimalist - you think too much gets lost in clutter.


Fashion Designer Oliver Tolentino Captures Hollywood

World class fashion designer Oliver Tolentino is rocking Hollywood and he quite takes pride as Filipino as he makes use of Philippine native products like abaca, pineapple and water lily on his own designs.

So, with his skills and talents, he is making his name in the Hollywood and promoting as well Philippines.


He is now in the Philippines for his fashion gala show, so catch him in Manila for his fancy and elegant works.

See below his works from Youtube.

Birthday Treat for Mom

It is 28th of October and it is my mom's birthday. However, unlike her previous birthdays, we can't celebrate with her since she is in a different city working on our family business along with my nephew.



We are only however sad that not only she is far, she is also sick that we have to force her to see a medical doctor to see her eye condition.

As a gift, we wish to send ProFlowers for cheap flowers online to at least make her day extra special.

It has been awhile since we last saw her and we are only happy that she agreed to go home next week. With this good news, we can prepare a late birthday celebration for all us of to enjoy.

Fashion Shopping in Singapore

photo source: wikipedia.org

We are presently staying with my sister in Manila however, she is off to leaving for Singapore too for a long weekend visit. So, we are left with no choice but to go around Manila on our own.

We wish to join her next year to do some shopping for our Boutique, and that would mean, leaving for Thailand or Hongkong. But, if we have to do some personal shopping, Singapore is a better choice.

So, if you choose to visit Singapore, don't fail to try their local foods, see their tourist spots, and visit their fashion district for great shopping. My sister quite loves Charles and Keith in Singapore for the latest styles and trends.

We can't simply wait for our travel abroad, and Singapore shall be one of our best options.

Collecting Runner's SInglets


with my kid in one of our night runs

Originally, I only wanted to collect race bibs to count the number of fun runs and marathons I can join but when I saw my sister who is into running the kind of singlets she collects, I am now tempted to collect as many run singlets as I can and that would mean, running in different cities who are as passionate to hold races for good causes.

So, come November 6, I shall have my new addition from the 35th Milo Marathon.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Acquiring New Fashion Wardrobe for Boutique

I want to add a new taste to our boutique collection by acquiring a widely accepted brand on apparel and our upcoming visit to another city is a hopeful activity.

I guess if you want people to trust and accept what your boutique can offer, you have to be bold and innovative with the offerings.

So, I can only expect that the new addition shall lure buying customers to try and buy new wardrobes from us.

Some fashion tips though, if you want to be safe with colors and style, you can always go for generic or publicly - accepted wardrobe and colors. But, if you want to stand out from the rest, to show off your own character and personality, try personalized or individualized designs like what we see from most decors, wardrobes, or accessories. If you want all these, you can click here to give it a try.

The Gemstone Test




Your Gemstone Says You Love Money



You exude wealth and class. (Even if you're short on funds.)

You carry yourself well, and you have perfect manners.

You never seem desperate or trashy. You are admired for your sense of style.

You treat others well. In fact, many people aspire to be like you.


Running Protectiver Gear



with my running mates along Brgy Sinawal natural terrain


We started our 11km run around 6 am and since the terrain was all new to me, I could only suffer from the long and stiff run. But, what made the run more draining was the scourging heat when we had to finish the tracks around 7am. No wonder one of my running mates was on dry - fit long sleeves suit, sung glasses, water hip belt among others.


At least, in my next run, I can be more prepared otherwise I shall be feeling heady from the heat and fatigue.

My New Pair of Running Attire


with my new running mates from GENSAN RUN CLUB

I have been training for MILO MARATHON in Davao and since I want to be as comfortable as possible in my run, I recently purchased a new pair of running shorts fit for my size. I have been only wearing men's running shorts, and the fit and style just don't suit me.

So, my trip to Cebu City gave a cheap - rate USA Sports running shorts that complement my latest Nike Running top.

All I need now is my total runner's watch and I shall be ready and done for the marathon!

Gift Ideas for Loved Ones

My mom shall be celebrating her birthday on October 28th and I could only faced with the problem of finding the best gift for her. But, since she is not around to celebrate her big day, we could only think of what to give her.

So, if you are faced with this problem too, consider the following gift ideas for your loved ones:

1. favorite flowers;
2. serenade - for - hire to sing her some love and sweet songs;
3. hobbyist materials like novels or knit materials;
4. holiday decors from www.personalcreations.com or home decors if you want;
5. vacation tickets;
6. free - services coupons like to saloon.
7. personally prepared goodies like desserts.

Whatever you choose, your thoughtfulness and warmth matters most.

WISH LIST: a Total - Runner's Watch


Ironman Global Trainer GPS Watch with Digital 2.4 Heart Rate Monitor.
photo source: altrec.com

Since I joined competitive runs, I have been buying and wishing for runner stuffs and lately, my husband had bought me the latest SONY SPORTS MP3 with my favorite pink highlights.

But, now that I join other runners in some of the runs, I wish I could have my own digital runner watch that shall count my distance, pace, heart rate and calories burned.

So, a price - friendly runner watch suggestion shall be the Ironman Global Trainer GPS Watch with Digital 2.4 Heart Rate Monitor.

Chic SANDUGO Sandals


SANDUGO TWISTER SANDAL
PHOTO SOURCE: sandugo.ph

I recently acquired a new pair of SANDUGO sandals and since I travel a lot, I could only appreciate the style and quality of my new synthetic sandals. These can be likened to a foreign brand like CROCS at way too cheaper rate.


Sandugo is becoming fast - evolving sandal provider, and, a good number of hikers and walkers would love this brand.

Get the Latest Styles - Visit Trade Exhibits


PINK EXHIBIT
AT SM - CEBU


On the last day of our stay in Cebu, we happened to see a PINK EXHIBIT of furnitures that illustrate the elegance and power of women. There were local furniture designers who actually caught my attention. The seats were basically made of rattan, abaca, and rope among others soaked in PINK.

So, if you want the latest styles and get the unique and distinct works of local or national designers, find time to visit trade show displays or fairs, and if you are lucky, you can get treasure - worth works at good price rates.

What Color Nail Polish Best Fits You?




Your Nail Polish Color is Red



How you're unique: You have an incredible eye for style and art



Why your style rocks: You are classic and classy - and that's hot!



What this color says about you: "I'm smart, sassy, and sexy. And I know it."


Cool Fancy Milo Marathon Singlets



Milo Marathon Visayas Runners on their uniform singlets
photo source: milo.com.ph

I am passionate about running and when it means helping others, I could only happily register for fun runs or marathons to help.

So, in spite of the travel and costs, my husband and I shall be heading to Davao for the last leg of Milo Marathon 2011. General Santos will hold its Milo Marathon on October 30th but since we shall be out of town, Davao on November 6 shall be the only option.

Join us then in this biggest national marathon to raise funds for running shoes of less - privileged kids.

Dress Up Your Cars


photo source: inboxity.com

Who says fashion is limited to people? Well, vanity can be expressed on our personal collections and that includes our very own cars. It is not surprising then, that a good number of car shows comes abound in different cities. For one, my own General Santos City had recently showcased personally - owned customized cars, the classic and the most elegant ones.

So, if you want the recognition for your cars among others, check out your local service provider, or you can go online and check out the auto body estimating software and compare their distinct benefits.

We are who we are with the hobbies and possessions we have, so, if you are spelled as C - H - I - C and C - O - O - L, have those cars dressed up to your own fancy.

Authentic Guess Sunglass vs Replicas



Guess Replica
photo source: http://www.sunglassfox.com/




Authentic GUESS SUNGLASSES from KREATIV BOUTIQUE

Replicas and knock - offs mushroom practically everywhere and this has been a global problem. But, unless the demand for knock - offs don't subside or become zero - demand, then, fakes shall continue to persist.

So, how do we know fake Guess sunglasses from original Guess? You can first compare the quality - printing, weight, size. When a store or someone offers a less - expensive Guess sunglass, be more cautious then and scrutinize the entire material for imperfections.

Philippine Fashion Week 2012



Fashion is not limited to the big countries, so, I take pride that my very own Philippines hosts several fashion shows to showcase the talents of our local designers. For one, we take pride in our Filipino Hollywood - recognized designers like Monique Llullier and Oliver Tolentino for their distinct fashion designs.


So, if you wish to once again witness how the Filipinos define fashion and mix it with culture, check out the PHILIPPINE FASHION WEEK 2012 SHOWGUIDE.

Play Fashionably



on one of my airsoft games

ALL WORK NO PLAY MAKES A PERSON LESS HAPPY. This is one statement that most people would only agree. In fact, experts say that stress from work is one of the causes of medical issues including hypertension and heart attack.

So, learn to de - stress from work through fun and safe recreational activities like airsoft games, hiking, touring through your big bikes or cars or ATV with complete paraphernalia like ATV Parts for safety and convenience.

And, since you want to look good at any time anywhere, you can consider the most appropriate attire and gear with your favorite color and accessories if permitted. For instance, I normally play men's games like airsoft war games, I make sure that I still put on my not - so - dangling earrings ( a loop would sometimes do), put on fancy color shirt, nice - fit war suits to boot.

So, grab a game or two and play but don't forget to look attractive!

Beware of Perfume Imitations



Authentic Perfume Mist from Victoria Secret's Collection

With the vanity for perfume scent, almost everyone would want to dab a perfume to smell good, to feel good. Thus, it is no wonder when most stores would sell various perfume collections from Victoria Secret's, Hugo, Adidas to Hollywood - inspired scent like Antonio Banderas' or Paris Hilton's.

So, we have to be vigilant with perfume imitations or versions. You can watch out for the following signs of fake perfumes:

1. cheap prices;
2. illegible printing;
3. cheap packaging;
4. smell wears off easily;
5. sold at illegitimate business establishments;

Why Go for Leather Belts




FOSSIL LEATHER BELT from KREATIV BOUTIQUE

I personally prefer leather belts for the following reasons:

1. They last longer;
2. They smell better;
3. They pose class and elegance and style;
4. They can come in various types;
5. They become softer as they age;

However, because of the characteristics of leather belts, they can be quite expensive, heavy to wear, difficult to maintain, an attraction to pets, not an eco - friendly when you know they come from animal skin including the alligator or cow.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Be Fashionable at Work

Every establishment, private or government, has its own dress code for all employees to tell distinction from other departments of that company or from other companies.

But, companies may have a stylish choice for uniforms and if employees are lucky, they can be consulted by the management as to how they want their uniforms to be and how the colors should complement the company's identification.

So, if you want some stylish uniforms like discount scrubs, then, you can find one or two from your local shops or better yet, check online sources.

The Nun's Habit



with my former colleagues with the RVM sisters on a community mission

I stumbled upon this old picture of old friends from my previous school and I quite miss my time with the Religious of the Virgin Mary Sister where oftentimes they wear their grey and white habit.

What is a Nun's Habit anyway?. Wikipedia says, A religious habit is a distinctive set of garments worn by members of a religious order. Traditionally some plain garb recognisable as a religious habit has also been worn by those leading the religious eremitic and anachoritic life, although in their case without conformity to a particular uniform style.

Different congregations have their own unique habit for nuns and priests and this habit forms their identification. I say that there are also interesting fancy nun's habits that caught my attention.

Irregardless of how the congregation requires their habits, as a civilian, habit means service and faith to me.

The Adults on Halloween



photo source: Judith Lim, Facebook

Got this nice picture of my mother in - law on their Halloween party and while she sported the cute red Chinese Lady, her friends are quite cool in their devilish attire.

The kids at home had their own fair play of their favorite costume. My kid had to be the death angel with his black cape and scary mask.

Now, that the day of the dead is fast coming, costume parties can be expected.

Tips to Buying Your Man's Gift



photo source: pennsylvaniafiduciarylitigation.com

Choosing a gift for your man is never easy but you can make the toil less harder if you know quite well what your man likes - his passion, interest or inclination.

It may be quite obvious to ask your man what he wants for a gift, so, what you do, you can snoop through casual conversation with your man or with his friends. If you find this unusual, you can observe what he wears, he has at home among others to give you a clue.

But, if all these seem vain to you, you can check some gift ideas like mens lingerie to make the choosing easy and safe.

Irregardless of what you choose, the most important thing is you express your love and thoughtfulness.

Travel Fashion Tips



Traveling has become a normal activity for me, so, I may say I have quite a few difficulty in traveling with fashion disasters to complement the trip.

So, make your travel fashion disaster free, you can try the following smart tips:

1. travel lightly and that would mean the wearing your most comfy clothes like flip flops, shorts and cotton tops (depending on your destination's prevailing weather);

2. Bring an extra shirt or two just in case you need to go for a swim or the rain had soaked you wet;

3. Bring fashion first - aids like a pin or a rubber to tie missing blouse button or loose pants;

4. wear comfy footwear as the long walks can quite sore your feet;

5. know the prevailing culture of your destination, so, you would be ready for your wardrobe.

Tips To Picking the Right Swimsuit



with my family in our most recent beach escapade from the white - sand beach of Gumasa, Glan

Picking the right swimsuit is crucial because not only that it affects how you look it also has an impact on how you perceive yourself.

So, rule of thumb in picking the right swimsuit is to know your body type. Your body type can be : pear - shaped, hour - glass, apple shape among others. I have this so cute video from Youtube on picking the right swimsuit and you can quite stand out on the right fit.

Gear Up for Your Mountain Climbing



during my first mountain climb to Kiamba Mountains

One of my first interests is mountain climbing and somehow I have covered at least 5 climbs in two years. With my busy schedules in work, schooling, blogging, family among others, I say my passion for mountain climbing was put on hold.

So, when one of my graduate school classmates invited me to join a climb to Mt. Apo, the highest peak in Mindanao, I was quite excited.

I wish then that I could complete all my mountain climbing gears including a good set of Lowa boots to make my long ascent and stiff climbs comfortable and safe.

Since I don't have any graduate class this upcoming second semester, I shall next book for upcoming mountain climbs.

Classy Cebu Native Bags


photo source: sulit.com.ph

One of the handicrafts of the Cebu locals is the collection of native bags made from buri, pandan and abaca among others.

These bags can be quite pricey because of the detailed hand works and the materials used. So, if you happen to be visiting Cebu, then, don't forget to buy a native bag or two and you bet you will be paying less than their commercial rates.

Fancy Cebu Souvenirs



Cebu Key Chain
photo source: philippinebeaches.net

Now that I have arrived from Cebu City and Bohol Province for a few days, I have to bring some freebies like the native delicacies and souvenir shirts and key chains and bags to name a few.

And, if you want some cheaper souvenirs, buying along the Magellan's Cross Avenue can be quite practical.

The key chain souvenir costs around 10.00 each but buying it at the mall may amount already to 50.00.

I wish to go back to the beautiful city of Cebu and if only I can bring my family next time.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Needing Running Gear

From the last run I have joined where I used my tight leggings and a semi – high top, I seemed to have grown big with all the toned muscles on my extremities although my abdomen still has the post – birth syndrome.

Now, that I have pending fun runs in the coming two weeks, I am rethinking of what I should wear when I have only very limited options.

I hope however that I can already purchase the sports MP3 I have been longing since my iPod is quite beaten from the weekly runs and regular fun runs twice a month.

With the regular exercise I take, I have become quite conscious of my diet that I take fresh and vegetable salads more often. There are however days that I clamor for more carbohydrates and sweets that I wish I can take one of best appetite suppressants. And, while I still claim that I am big, my friends and family insist the irony.

I hope my travels would give me good finds for my running and they can be quite timely for my upcoming big – event marathon.

Awarded as Most Fashionista Teacher

In the recently concluded World Teachers’ Day, my school through the student council had made a tribute for all faculty including awards for outstanding teachers through students’ choice poll.
And, while my way of fashion style is unorthodox than a regular teacher, I only appreciate that students have liked my fashion statement that they have awarded the MOST FASHIONISTA (FASHIONABLE ) TEACHER.

So, the pressure is on me since that would mean keeping my fashion style while not contradicting school policies on faculty. But, over and above everything, I am what I am and that would mean fancy dress and bubbly personality and strong confidence that I look good because I feel good.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Fashion Recreation and More


I finally joined an airsoft game with my husband and if my memory serves me right, the last war game I attended was three (3) years ago. While I detest violence, I however love the fun and adrenaline - rush I get from playing.

So, I tag along with my kid in tow wearing my war game uniform, AK Spetz airsoft gun, with a touch of fashionable war game accessories. Who says war games are masculine? I manage to still remain feminine in spite of the type of game I was playing.

With my iPod, my kid managed to take this nice picture of me and his daddy. But, I wish I can buy one of handy fuji cameras that I may bring it anywhere for any occasion.

Ms GenSan on Fun Run Suit

with parish priest and Ms GenSan with her brother

I have been running for several years but been into professional running only for a year and I can be quite happy since I have collected several race bibs not to mention I get to run with friends and family too.

The last escapade was a fun run organized by a local parish in celebration of their patron saint. And, I was quite glad to run together with a beauty titlist whom I had run too in other local runs in the city.

Glad to know that the city is propagating the culture of running and healthy living.

Booming Water Lily Fashion in the Philippines

While water lily otherwise known as water hyacinth is blamed for the unexpected flood in Cotabato, Philippines, other parts of the country have produced creative and beautiful fashion from the water lily strips.

A community of women, out - of - school youth, senior citizens innovate from the dried stalks of water hyacinths and create various handicrafts like sandals, purses, wallets, baskets and more.

And as Filipino, I can only be prouder because these handcrafts are now exported and appreciated globally. This goes to show that Filipinos are simply ingenuous and resourceful in spite of scarce resources.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Employment Tips



Since I decided to terminate and suspend my old employees and hire new ones, I could only find their replacements and orient and train the new ones.

It is quite important that as employees we take seriously our jobs and do our duties since when we decided to stay in the company, it means, we have every obligation to carry out our functions.

Employment sanctions like reprimand, suspension or termination can only be typical for companies for erring employees. Thus, as employees, we just have to be responsible and honest at all times.

There are indeed a number of jobs like Coroner Jobs that we can search online and offline. So, regardless where we find a job, if we apply for employment, we must at all cost carry out our duties otherwise we can always leave the company.

Employment must be a win - win situation and employees and employers have equal obligation to each other and we can only carry them out well for sustainable company success.

Hawaiian Costume for Us

on a birthday party of a blogger - friend in our Hawaiian outfit

Last September 28, my favorite blogger - friend had celebrated his 48th birthday and with the Hawaiian theme. Thus, I had to rummage through my closet for some long floral skirt and top with matching accessories.

So, the night was indeed filled with men on their floral polo's while the ladies on their floral tops or skirts with matching flowers and hats to complement.

And, it wont be complete without some Hawaiian dance to top it all.

Parties are now theme - inspired and we could only dress up and make fun.


Cool Tribal Costume


tribal dance in Peace Run 2011
photo source: GenSan City Police 12

In the last Peace Run, my students and I joined the local advocacy for global peace and on running gears and outfit, we covered 5 -8 km for run and for support.

We were joined by over 100s of runners, private individuals, other schools and the national police and army soldiers and I say, the event was a big success.

Indeed peace is everyone's responsibility and we can all support this in spite of our diversity and differences - tribe, race, language or otherwise.

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