Wednesday, 16 May 2012

A Mother's Day Surprise: Island Roses

The night just before mother's day, my husband ask me what do I want to receive on my special day.
Well, i just told him I just need lots of love and that's it, nothing more nothing less.
Then came mother's day...
It was 9:00 am in the morning. I was busy looking after my son while he's playing. Then suddenly, a delivery truck from LBC came just in front of our house. The delivery boy was looking for me.
I asked him, "whats this?". He just replied, "just sign here Ma'am".
I was really wondering what is this box.. Is is some kind of Venetian blinds? umbrella?? Where did it came from? I didn't order anything on line??? The box says "Island Roses". I thought its just a brand name but does not necessarily means it sells flowers.
Actually I really don't have any idea on what's happening that time.
Then I came inside our house. I saw my husband with a big smile in his face...

Then I finally realised, Aha!, this is a box of flowers!!
Of course I am so happy! Very happy.
Inside the box are three red roses and a card that tells me "Thanks for always being here for us. Love Chano and Gareth..."

That day was one of the sweetest day that happened to me.
It just makes me feel how lucky I am that I was able to somehow show them the love I have for my two boys...

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Digital Perm Care Guide : Beauty 101

It has been 6 months since my last digital perm with Mr. Shin.
I can say that it still looks great, luscious and bouncy curls.
In that 6 months I have learned the tricks keeping them healthy. Actually not all of what you can search in the net can be applicable to you.
This is what I do to keep nice luscious curls all day for 6 long months now.
Tip # 1. Keep your hair moisturized and hydrated. Chemicals used in perming is really harsh to our hair making it dry and damaged, causing split ends and tangles. Try having hair treatments for treated hair. Don't use products that make hair straigther. Go for damage repair, moisturizing, volumizing.. Just avoid straightening products.
Tip # 2. Always use conditioner. At first, I though using conditioners will just make my hair go straight again. But I was wrong. Conditioners make my hair smooth and tangle-free. I think, the more tangled your hair is, the more you'll try to remove the tangles, the more it will become straight and limp. Well, if you can live with a tangled hair, that's fine.. :)
Tip # 3. Comb your hair while it is still wet, its ok..I comb my hair after bathing and then I curl it using my fingers and just let it dry that way. Remember not to comb your hair when its already dry and set.
Tip # 4. Use hair product to preserve your hair's curl. This will keep your hair in shape the whole day. You can use some wax or mousse or any other hair cream.. If you prepr using mousse, apply it while hair is damp and don't touch it afterwards. It you like wax or hair cream, use it while hair is dry or damp. Hair serum can be used to take care of your hair cuticles specially if you have split ends already.
Bottomline, Treatments everyday or as needed. Conditioner everyday. Comb when wet. Apply hair product.

I'll post pictures of what I'm using next time :)

Tuesday, 8 May 2012

G's Simple Bohol Itinerary

This vacation happen last September 2010. Yes, it was a long time before I come up with this article. Been busy in the past few months and blogging is just a hobby that I started.
As far as I can remember, this simple Bohol itinerary.

Day 1
4:30 PM - arrival at Tagbilaran Airport
5:00 PM - arrival at Dumaluan Beach resort
6:00 PM - Dinner
* from airport to Dumaluan, we asked the driver if he could take us to a grocery  for us to buy important things.. Of course buy some snacks we can eat while staying at the hotel

6:00 AM - Breakfast
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM - Bohol Country Side Tour
Chocolate Hills
Man-Made Forest
Baclayon Church
Hanging Bridge
Butterfly Sanctuary
Blood Compact Site
Loboc River Cruise

We had our lunch while cruising at the Loboc River
There is also some side trips to souvenir shops

Day 3
5:00 AM - Breakfast
6:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Dolphin Watching
Balicasag Island Hoping

This activity needs to be as early as possible so you can surely spot the dolphins.
Luckily we met them. :)
*Lunch is also served at Balicasag Island

Day 4

8:00 ETD to Tagbilaran Airport

Pictures.. Pictures..

View from Chocolate Hills. Souvenir Shops are also around in the area


Butterfly Sanctuary
Butterfly Sanctuary

Prony the Phyton

Hanging Bridge

Man Made Forest

Loboc River
Luch at Loboc

View of Baclayon Church
Picture taking with the Tarsier

Dolphin Hunting
Remembrance from Snorkeling

At Dumaluan Beach
At Bohol Beach Club

As far as I can remember, we only spent around Php5500/pax for quadruple sharing. First two nights is already at the Executive Suite while our last night is on Superior Deluxe accommodation.

This does not include tour dinner. Along Dumaluan, there's a restaurant where you can delicious but cheap dishes.

For me, this is already ok. I don't have to think where to go and what to do. This also saves time for the traveller.