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Monday, March 21, 2016

5 Things I Want to Buy to Be More Productive

I had been working online for years since the time I got pregnant and I love it since I handle my time, I have good earnings and above all, I can take care of my daughter even while working. 

It is indeed nice to be able to work at home and even when I am not home using my iPad mini. But there are some things that I would like to buy in order to be more productive because of course, when you have limited ways to do it, the output is also limited.

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So, I looked into Lazada and checked how much are my "must-have" gadgets so that I can save for them. And I am going to share to you this list today as well as the reasons why I would like to buy them.

These are things that will be very useful for my work both when I am in the house and even when I am outside like drinking coffee or just waiting for my daughter to finish her class. Even if I'm on vacation, I will still be able to work while spending time with family and friends.

iPad Air

First on the list is an iPad Air. Yes, I have an iPad mini but since I think I would be able to work better on a bigger screen with the use of a keyboard. And since I am so blessed, I actually just won some Belkin gadget accessories for a previous blogging contest that I can use with my iPad including a keyboard! Well, at least I already have my keyboard and I will just have to buy my iPad Air. Lol!

With an iPad Air, I will be able to work anywhere I want! For sure, that means 2x more productivity!

iPhone 6s Gold

Second on the list is an iPhone 6s Gold. I always wanted to own this. I know that the primary function of this is to communicate by texting and calling. But that's not all. There are so many apps that I can download and use to create photos even while riding a car. I can also promote my posts and articles on social media especially on Instagram using the iPhone.

For sure, it will be very easy to communicate and connect with this high end phone! And yes, I always wanted to buy the gold one because I love gold!

Nikon DSLR D3200 camera

Third is a Nikon DSLR D3200 camera. Hubby and I always wanted to buy this one because hubs is into photography even before we met. And we are indeed eyeing to get one. Aside from taking photos of our daughter, this would be very useful for my blogging especially for the fashion blog. And of course, this would be nice to capture every moment!

If I'll be able to buy this one, I would surely be able to have better quality photos for my blog.

 Apple Macbook

Fourth item that I want to buy is an Apple Macbook. Not only is it slim and has amazing functions but it looks classy. Lol! I do have a laptop already that is why this is a less priority. But if I could, I would get one.

This would help me edit photos, write, and even do my engineering tasks. Like what hubby said, it would be nice to work in the coffee shop with a Macbook! Lol!

Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 Instant Camera

Fifth is his Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 Instant Camera. I always want that vintage feeling when you are able to get your photo out right after taking a picture without a clue of how it would look like. I also like this because it is so cute and very handy.

The photos from this camera would be awesome for scrapbooking and yes, even for blogging as well. Would it be nice to share a picture of some photos that came right from this camera?

So, this are the items that would like to buy. The iPad Air will surely be coming soon especially that it is the first on my list. And yes, I would get the rest of the items too. But there is actually another thing that I would like to buy if only Lazada has it- a car! Lol! If they are selling a car, it would get the number 2 spot.

We'll see if I get all these and my dream car. Once I get them, I will share it to you guys!

I really had fun making this post since it is my first try to work on GIFs that I made. And now that I finally learned to do it, you will soon be seeing more GIFs on the blog. I always wanted to do this. I actually thought that there is an app to do it. But I couldn't find one. Last night, I just discovered that I can make it in Photoshop. And so, this is the result. Hope you like it!

This post is an entry for the ShopCoupons X Lazada PH Blogger contest. Being hosted by ShopCoupons. Lazada voucher sponsored by Lazada Philippines.

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Thursday, June 12, 2014

My Great Food 15-Sec Cooking Challenge

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I love ice cream. Well, everyone does. But if there is one special person who really have that great love for ice cream, that is my little princess Bella. Ice cream is her happy foodie and she would never get tired of eating it. I wanted to make ice cream but it looks really challenging to make one. But one day, I saw something from the internet that we can make ice cream using one ingredient and that is banana.

It can be done by freezing banana overnight or for a couple of hours until they are as hard as a rock. Then blend the banana and you got an ice cream! I tried it and it really was ice cream. You can add other ingredients to it too for more flavoring.

So, when I learned about the My Great Food 15-Sec Cooking Challenge, I immediately thought of making an ice cream banana. But this time with chocolate and brownie. I'll show you how I did it in this post.

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What you need:
Frozen Banana
Magnolia Chocolait
Magnolia Dari Creme butter
Magnolia Fudge Brownie Mix
1 Egg

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Prepare the brownie. Don't forget to put Magnolia Dari Creme butter on the pan so the brownie will not stick on it. Follow the instructions written at the back of the box.

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Blend the frozen banana. Add a little of Magnolia Chocolait for flavoring.
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Slice the baked brownie into small cubes and mix into banana ice cream.
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Serve with brownie and fruits. Top with peanut or others if desired. Enjoy!
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The banana ice cream melts easily but it will also melt easily in your mouth too!

Since it was required to upload the video in instagram, I did so. But in truth, I am not happy with how the video turned out when I uploaded it in instagram. I couldn't upload it using my phone. I don't know why. :(  So, I uploaded a clear version in YouTube too. I don't expect to win because of how the video turned out in Instagram. But anyway, I am happy to show you this new recipe of mine.

This is a very easy summer recipe but it will surely make you feel like a real chef with just a few recipes and four simple steps.  What is good about this recipe is that it is healthy and inexpensive too.

Want to see more yummy recipe? My Great Food always have new recipes that we can do at home. You can also follow their Facebook Page to make sure that you will not miss any recipes from them!

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Definitely Japan. Definitely Kojie.san

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Have you ever experienced waiting for an answer to a perennial issue you had been dealing with? I had. As a matter of fact, I had been waiting for the answer to my problem for a long time. I always wanted to find a solution ever since my teenage years. It took years before it came to my life and change it. It was only after my college years when I discovered Kojie.san. I felt like undergoing a drastic metamorphosis as it seemingly unfolded my lovely wings which I still proudly flutter up to this day.

This is my Kojic Acid soap story and why it is important to use only the original kojie.san soap.

When I was younger, I wasn't as fair skinned as I am today.

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I was noticed by others but not by those whom I want to see me.

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Maybe they needed a flashlight.

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But maybe not. I wasn't that black Yet, I wanted to have a fairer skin.

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Suddenly, I discovered this.

Kojic Acid soap

And I was like:

Kojic Acid soap

This was the answer of the-issue-I-personally-made. Wahahaha! And I felt super!

Kojic Acid

It isn't just a soap.

Kojic Acid soap

But it has a micro peeling effect, which makes it a potent whitening product. No witchcraft or magic needed.

Kojic Acid soap

It does not contain any harmful chemicals that will seemingly melt you. Rather, it contains antioxidants and 100% all natural ingredients. But you might look like this if you use fake:

Kojic Acid soap

You don't have to spend a lot too for it is very affordable. You'll save a lot of money!

Kojic Acid soap

You will not have pimples as well as dark spots too. But with fake ones, your pimples might even get pus. Yucky!

Kojic Acid soap

Results are seen after using the first soap and you will look even better the more you use it! But with fake ones, you would need to grab more but you won't get a good result at all! Fail!

Kojic Acid soap

When I started using it, people where like:

Kojic Acid soap

They were extremely surprised.

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And it made me really happy.

Kojic Acid soap

It whitens my skin fairly. And it looks like I was born this way. No dark spots.

Kojic Acid soap

Now, that you know that Kojie.san is the best, I know you'll rush to the store. I can't blame you.
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Yes, Kojic Acid has greatly changed my skin complexion. That is why I use it up to this day. As a matter of fact, the whole family uses it and it saved our burnt skin after Yolanda killed all the trees in our area causing the harsh heat. Kojie.san is the first kojic acid soap to be commercially available in the Philippine market and you won't have any problems in looking for it because it is available in a wide variety of stores. And like what I said, it is very affordable.

I have experienced a change on my outer shell but it did not change my personality. Even when I am prettier today, this is still me. It is important that no matter how you change physically, you remain as YOU. I have revealed my secret. Now, go get your soap and spread your beautiful wings like what I can do today. Because Kojie.san doesn't just answer your skin dilemmas but it also allows you to reach for your dreams of becoming prettier. Kojie.san isn't just a soap but it is the ticket to your happiness.

Not convinced? Here is my picture in 2010 (I haven't started using the soap yet) and my recent picture. No filters used for my recent picture.

Kojic Acid

Warning: Don't buy fake. Only the original! Or else you'll get fake beauty too.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

A Perfect Dream World Begins with A Smile

Everyone dreams for a perfect world but in the present system of things, this dream remains of dream.

Yet, nothing is wrong to keep on dreaming because realism starts with a dream. As we all strive to grab hold of a better country, many of us have amazing ideas on what we can do for a better Philippines. Some of them may be trivial while others are already tasks that some of our countrymen are performing but are not just that perfect to achieve a perfect output. What can we do then to make this country a better place to live in? What gift can you wish for the Philippines?

Happiness. It is one thing that every person wants to feel. It is something bright and gay that happens deep inside us that make it possible for us to exude such light even to other people. Happiness is that joy in a child’s eye when his parents come home with a pasalubong, it is the warmth in an old man’s smile who sits on the streets begging for alms when someone drops a coin on his can, it is the victorious hooray from an athlete who have garnered a gold medal in representing the country or of a beauty queen who grabbed the crown of glory, it is the satisfaction of every mother who sees her family happily consuming the healthy meal she prepares for diner, it is the contentment of every father who gets a kiss on the cheek from his wife when he gets home tired from work and a hug from his kids who would even take off his shoes and socks, it is the fulfillment a seller gets when all her paninda in the market is sold out, it is something that varies in each and every one of us but it is something that we all yearn to feel.

Happiness is what I wish for the Philippines because it can move mountains. From happiness comes love and hope. When our place was hit by Typhoon Yolanda, we were never hopeless. I can see that my fellow Waraynons can still manage to smile despite our terrible experience and despite our loss. We have lost materials things and others have lost loved homes.

Many do not have shelters and were merely sleeping on the streets with the wind as their wall and the sky as their roof. Many do not have food to eat and were merely relying on relief goods. We have cans and cans of sardines but instead of griping about receiving the same goods all the time, the Waraynons invented and discovered so many new ways to cook sardines. And yes, we all managed to smile and help each other. It is those smiles that keep us going. Despite the gloom, we can sense a little light in each and everyone of us. From that little happiness, we held each other’s hands so we can move forward and build a better city.

Happiness helped Tacloban, Palo and other places in Leyte and Samar to slowly stand from the great downfall. If it did miracles to small towns and cities, then it can make miracles to the entire country and the rest of the world.

Yes, everything just begins with a single smile for our country, for our world to become a better place. Time will come that our dream of a perfect world will be right before our eyes as long as we live according to God’s standards and as long as we patiently wait for our perfect world to arrive.

For the moment, let us seek our own happiness, let us give the gift of SMILE and the rest will follow.

This post is an entry to a blogging contest in answer to the question : “If there is one thing you can give to the Philippines, what is that gift?” of the #GLOBEProjectWonderful2014. How about you, what would you give the Philippines? Drop in your comments and get to win an iPad Mini 2 for the best answer to be selected by Globe.