Saturday, 1 December 2018

REAL HEROES WITHOUT CAPES

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The scene was forever etched in my mind. It happened last April 8, 2018. I was on the side of the stage waiting for my name to be called. My heart was pounding; I can't help but felt the oozing of emotions I had from within. Waiting for that very moment, and as the speaker called my name, I walked slowly on the stage, looked at the crowd and received the diploma I've been working for years. 

After receiving my diploma, the faces of the two important people in my life flashed before me; my parents. Their smiles showing how proud they were melted my heart like an ice. For the first time in my life, I remember feeling a tremendous sense of gratitude and appreciation to the two people who have given me so much of themselves. As I looked at them, the emotions suddenly rose from my throat and I tried fighting my tears not to fall. And as I went down from the stage, I went to where they were, hugged them and said to them with a breaking voice, "Ma, Pa, this is for you."

It was the time I acknowledged so much the love and sacrifice they showered upon me. All the blood, sweat and tears they did have been paid off for I now hold the degree they've been working on for me to finally have. Indeed a memory forever be instilled in my mind; the day where I take responsibility to honor my parents for who they were and for what they have done in my life.

According to the Bible, in Exodus 20:12, "Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the Lord your God is giving you." Honoring your parents doesn't mean that you're approving the bad choices that they made, the irresponsibility they've made you feel, or denying what they've done wrong, but it's about surpassing the hate with love, giving greater value to your relationship with them, and seeing them through the eyes of God. Yes, there are mistakes that they have done, but atleast still thinking about the bright side in life helps a lot. I never planted a hatred in my heart; for hatred will only bring chaos and chaos will not give me a peaceful life. Let me share to you a few hint.

Since I was in kindergarten, I never grew up with my father on my side. He flew to Manila to work in order to support us. He only goes home once in a blue moon. I thought that even in this circumstance, my life would still be full of rainbows and butterflies. But in a blink of an eye, fate was never good enough to us. My father found another home to stay with. Another kid was growing up with my father on her side; how fortunate she was. I never experienced the love and care that I've been longing for years. And although he's supporting me with my education, I've been deprived of the feeling of having him with us in a day to day basis; watching me grow and seeing how I've ended up to be who I am now. Yes, it hurts me but then again he still did his best just to sustain our needs and of course, my education.

A lot of challenges have come in our lives but then again, I hold no grudges to either of my parents despite the mistakes they have done. I'll still continue on honoring them. Honoring them is just my way of trying to repay them, because I believe that it's far cry from reality that I could possibly repay them for everything they gave and did to my life; they're priceless. Honoring them is my way of speaking to them what my heart wants to express. Because although I'm not born with a gold spoon in my mouth, still they didn't lack in supporting me especially on the only heir they could share to me; my education. 


That's why this photo I have here represents love, sacrifice and forgiveness. And I think, these three do matter for all the milestones we've been through with my family, we remain strong and unbreakable. I will never forget this moment. The two people in my life who are real heroes without capes.


Friday, 30 November 2018

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE ORIGINAL LUNA ORGANICS IN SUMMER AND AUTUMN: A REVIEW

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Organic products are everywhere; be it in a skin care product, in a body care or even used in cosmetics. It's easily spread in the market nowadays. 

Now, being a fan of blush on and lipstick, I also want to have an organic one for my cheeks and lips for them not be abused by the harmful chemicals commonly used in the makeup products today. Until a product captured my eyes while I was scrolling in the internet; LUNA ORGANICS CLAY BLUSH. 


This product is of course organic and is FDA approved so it's proven safe to use in the cheeks and lips. It's also 2 in 1 that you can use it as a cheek blush and also as a lipstick. I bought the two shades of it; SUMMER and AUTUMN. 

The product cost is Php 250.00 each but product price may vary from one store to another.

Here are the organic ingredients of it:
-All Vegan
-Candellila Wax
-VCO
-Grapeseed Oil
-Iron Oxide
-Shea Butter

Now, let's try to know my verdict about these Luna Organics shades. Let's start!

LUNA ORGANICS IN SUMMER:


Luna Organics in Summer shade is color orange. It's best used in the cheeks and lips as it could make your face glow and fresh. It's also glossy that you can easily apply it on your cheeks and lips. You may also use it as an eyeshadow and end up having that peachy-look glow.

This is the Luna Organics in Summer shade:


LUNA ORGANICS IN AUTUMN:


Luna Organics in Autumn shade is color red-orange; but red really dominated the shade. Its color is like my favorite lipstick shade; EB Matte lipstick in Toast of New York. That's why I love the color so much. This shade is perfect to those people who have morena skin as it could add a perfect glow on their face.

As a blush, I don't usually apply it on my cheeks as I feel like the color doesn't fit my look. Unlike the Luna Organics in Summer, this one is not quite glossy and I usually describe it as a matte type. But then I still love putting it on my lips.

Here's the shade of Luna Organics in AUTUMN:


Here's a comparison of both shades:

AUTUMN (above)
SUMMER (bottom)
WHAT I LIKE about this product is that it's organic plus affordable. I also don't have to worry in using this one as it is FDA approved. I also love the two shades available. So far it didn't make my lips crack, and it made my lips soft as it also serves as a balm. I really love using this product that I can't say anything that I don't like about it.

VERDICT:

Using this product makes me feel at ease as it is organic, original and no harmful chemicals are added on it. It's also affordable and can be used in the cheeks, lips and even on the eyes. This product is best to all type of skin color. And I highly recommend this one to everyone.

Question: There are a lot of Luna Organics with different packaging, how will I know if I bought the original one?

Fret no more as the original Luna Organics can be easily determined. Just look for the circle logo of ARTeh and the line given their Instagram and Facebook accounts as thiese will serve as a guide that you bought the original one. And another thing, the packaging color is someone like faded also. You may refer at the pictures below.



Let's not just buy and buy organic products everywhere, let's also make sure that they are original and FDA approved so that our hearts will be fine knowing that we bought the right one.

I hope you learned something from our review today. I hope I helped you in someway in your purchasing decisions. Thank you so much for reading. Till next time! God bless!


Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post. I used my money in buying the products. We have different skin type or skin color and the effect on me might not be the same as yours.

Sunday, 25 November 2018

A QUICK GUIDE ON TAKING A PERFECT OOTD PHOTO

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A lot of people nowadays keep on posting pictures in their social media accounts with the hashtag OOTD. OOTD means "Outfit of the Day". Sometimes, you feel outstand with their instagram and facebook worthy photos. But how can you slay an OOTD photo? Here's a quick guide on how.


1. WEAR A COMFORTABLE STYLISH OUTFIT


You can wear anything and can be your outfit of the day but make sure; you are comfortable enough of wearing it. How could you take a perfect OOTD picture when you’re uncomfortable with what you’re wearing right? It’s way too obvious on the result of the picture. So, wear stylish clothes that you’re comfortable on wearing at and could help boost your confidence as you step your way to take that perfect OOTD pose.

2. FIND A PERFECT LOCATION OR BACKGROUND

Location or background of your photo is very essential in taking a perfect OOTD. Look for an unpopulated place. Who would want to have photo bombers on their OOTD photo right? Look for a background which is not too distracting and could help emphasize your outfit. A mural, or even plain wall will do for your OOTD pose.

3. LOOK FOR THE PERFECT ANGLE

Know your best poses, practice them and make sure to pose that perfect angle that could help highlight your OOTD.

4. NATURAL LIGHTING IS THE KEY

Always try to face on the light since it could help in making that glowing and refreshing skin look. Natural lighting will really help in giving better photo result. Plus it could help in giving your outfit a stunning look!

5. EMPHASIZE DETAILS

While taking the photo, make sure to emphasize the details. Be it your sunglasses, earrings and other accessories together with your outfit.

6. POSE A LOT


It’s okay to just stick to your usual pose, but trying out another way of posing in your OOTD photo is a great way to start something new. Work on your body, try fierce, fake smile, laugh or even sit. Try to be creative!

7. BE CONFIDENT

I know posing for that OOTD photo may be awkward sometimes. Sometimes, when you take OOTD photo outside, you’ll get conscious about it. Don’t mind them, be confident enough to pose. Confidence is the key to have that perfect OOTD look!

8. TAKE A LOT OF PHOTOS

It’s important to take a lot of photos. You have numerous of photos to choose from. And among those pictures, you could choose what the best among the rest is.

9. USE A PERFECT CAMERA

A camera is another factor in taking a perfect #OOTD shot. Choose the right camera and slay your photo!

Indeed, you need to add a lot of efforts in taking a perfect OOTD pose. But when you do captured one perfect OOTD photo, the efforts are all worth it. 

I hope this helps. Feel free to share your tips too in the comments section below! I can't wait to hear your opinions. 


Saturday, 24 November 2018

HOW TO LIVE LIFE BEAUTIFULLY?

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Life may be quite complicated, but how can we live the best out of it? Here are a few thoughts to ponder.


To live life beautifully, we need to face it with courage and determination. Problems in life are inevitable and sometimes it may leave us feeling hopeless and down. But facing those challenges and struggles with positivity will make the problems more like a blessing than a curse. There's nothing that positivity could give to our lives but positive results; it will yield on beautiful things.

To live life beautifully, we must surround ourselves with positive people. If we allow negative people to dominate our lives, for sure, harm may come on our way. So we must make sure that positivity will always surpass negativity; go live a more delightful and beautiful life.

Lastly, with God Almighty on our side, we will live a very beautiful life. He's the light when we're on our darkest moment. He's our support when we feel so down. He's there through thick and thins. He's our crying shoulder all the time. He listens to us when we're in pain. He heal the wounds that slowly killing us. He is the best among the rest and we're living a more beautiful life if we accept Him as our Lord and savior. Having God in our lives is the best thing in this world. We can't thank Him enough for everything. We may be sinners and made countless of sins but He still allow us to live a beautiful life we don't quite deserve. 

Living a beautiful life is not just about going on the flow or happy-go-lucky. It needs wise decision. If you choose the wrong path, the hard path may come your way. It's all about choices.

So relax, breath in positivity and exhale negativity, be contented on what you have, and live your life to the fullest but in a beautiful way.


Thursday, 17 August 2017

TAIWAN EXCELLENCE JOINS SIP SHOWCASING PRODUCTS FOR A TECH-SAVVY HOME

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      Techies are all about the next best thing. Immersed in a world of connectivity and innovation, using their computers and gadgets, they pride themselves on being up-to-date and informed. And if a person’s home is a much larger canvass for his personality, it shows the space he inhabits is ruled by reinvention and evolution.
         But with all of the options available, how do you know how to choose what are truly the best products out there?
        Taiwan External Trade Development Council’s (TAITRA) Taiwan Excellence campaign has you covered. With its seal of excellence - a mark accorded to only the highest quality brands and products, TAITRA has done the work of sifting and choosing what’s available from Taiwan for you.


      Below are some of the best of the best products available to help you turn your home into a tech wizard’s abode. These products will also be featured during the Systems Integration Philippines (SIP), the country’s largest and longest running trade show for technologies, from August 17-18 in the World Trade Center.
An Awesome Gaming Experience

       Acer’s newest laptop, the Predator 21 X, is incorporated with a bevy of features, including LED lights, enormous exhaust vents, and a 21-inch curved screen. It redefines what a mobile computer is by letting numbers speak for themselves: 2 NVIDIA GTZ 1080 video cards for a faster game performance, 64GGB of DDR2400 for increased storage capacity, 2 PCIe SSDs for faster drives, 3 Aeroblades for a cooler temperature, 4 speakers, and 2 subwoofers for a more immersive experience.


Acer Predator
       For gamers looking for a compact computer, the MSI Trident 3 is a good option. Despite being tagged as the world's smallest Virtual Reality (VR) Gaming PC, its exclusive MSI GeForce GTX Graphics card and VR Link provide excellent performance by delivering unparalleled picture quality.

MSI Trident

     Meanwhile, the Gigabyte Motherboard, gives users a more personalized experience. By allowing you to customize its features such as its liquid cooling support, light zones and brightness, and even its smart fan controls, it allows for functionality along with the freedom to express yourself.

Gigabyte Motherboard


Upgrade Your Storage

          The Transcend’s StoreJet Cloud allows you to have total control of your data. It has up to 4 terabytes of storage space, featuring fast transfer speeds of up to 110 MB/s and centralizing data management that’s accessible from wherever you are.


Transcend's StoreJet Cloud

        On the other hand, the SP Shockproof External Hard Drive is a sturdy storage gadget equipped with ultra-rugged rubber casing and an internal suspension system. This device is tough enough to withstand smashes, moisture spray, or dust.

SP Shockproof External Hard Drive

Build a Secured and Health-Friendly Home


        Protecting your home 24/7 is now made possible by Beseye Cloud Security’s Internet Protocol (IP) camera. This new-generation visual recording device allows you to see what’s happening at home even when you’re not around. From one corner to another corner, users can monitor their home through its ultra-wide, 125-degree-angle coverage. By connecting your smartphone to the camera you’ll see any suspicious activity as it’s happening. It’s curve design that blends into any interior is an eye-catching plus!

Beseye Cloud Security’s Internet Protocol (IP) camera

      Meanwhile, control the air that surrounds your family through KingMax's AirQ Check. This latest mobile health device detects harmful gasses emitting from products in your environment. It also monitors temperature and humidity in the atmosphere. With a size similar to a typical flash drive, the powerful AirQ Check is easy to carry. Moreover, this gadget doesn't need charging. Just plug it into mobiles installed with KingMax’s AirQ app to play.

KingMax's AirQ Check.

       Get a first-hand experience of these groundbreaking gadgets, along with 71 more innovative products from 22 brands when you visit the SIP at Pavilion 1, Booth F01, at the World Trade Center August 17-19. Besides how Taiwan Excellence-accredited products can contribute to smarter living, there will also be fun games and raffle draws to experience.

   For more information on Taiwan Excellence products, check out taiwanexcellence.ph or facebook.com/TaiwanExcellence.ph/




About Taiwan Excellence

       The Taiwan Excellence symbol honors Taiwan’s most innovative products; those which provide tremendous value to users worldwide. Products carrying this symbol were awarded based on their design, quality, marketing, Taiwanese R&D and manufacturing. Established by the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA), R.O.C in 1992, the symbol of Taiwan Excellence is recognized by 101 countries.




Sponsored by Bureau of Foreign Trade (BOFT), MOEA

        The Bureau of Foreign Trade (BOFT) under the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA), R.O.C. is responsible for implementing policies and regulations governing foreign trade and economic cooperation. Established in January 1969, the BOFT's role and position have been adjusted regularly to meet the needs of the ever changing international economic and trade environments. The BOFT has been guiding and working with the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) in numerous promotional trade projects and activities both internationally and domestically. Having worked closely with TAITRA for many decades, the BOFT continues to commission TAITRA for various critical government projects relating to business, trade and investment, while promoting Taiwan internationally.




Organized by Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA)


          Founded in 1970 to help promote foreign trade, the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) is the foremost non-profit, semi-governmental trade promotion organization in Taiwan. Jointly sponsored by the government, industry associations, and several commercial organizations, TAITRA assists Taiwanese businesses and manufacturers with reinforcing their international competitiveness and in coping with the challenges they face in foreign markets. TAITRA boasts a well-coordinated trade promotion and information network of over 1,200 international marketing specialists stationed throughout its Taipei headquarters and 50 overseas offices worldwide. Together with its sister organizations, the Taiwan Trade Center (TTC) and the Taipei World Trade Center (TWTC), TAITRA has created a wealth of trade opportunities through effective promotion strategies.


Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post.

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

THE LIGHT IN MY WORLD SO DIM: A POEM

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by: Febe Erika Suello

Family is the basic unit in the society;
The source of our strength, happiness and security;
It is where our values and emotional closeness are mold;
It is where we find love and care in this world

They are the first people who knows us well;
The ones who gave us names, the ones who truly cares;
No matter how hard-headed or troublesome we may seem;
Our family is there to light up our life so dim.

We must always be thankful for having our family;
For their sacrifices for us to live a life happily;
Of all the numerous blessings, our family means the most;
No matter how near or far, our bond will keep us close.

Our family members are never getting younger;
We must learn to cherish them and have time for each other;
We must always learn to love and care for them;
Remember when they're gone, it will never be the same.


Thank you for taking time to read and I hope you learn something from this blogpost. Share the love!


Monday, 31 July 2017

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT BELLIC PEEL & GLOW PRODUCTS: A REVIEW

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Last May, I joined a Facebook contest; Bellic Peel and Glow Mother's Day selfie contest in particular. The contest is just easy. The contestant must post a selfie with his/her mother and put a caption on why she is the best. The winners of the contest will receive gift pack from Bellic.

Luckily, I was choosen as one of the winners; I din't expect it to happen since my caption isn't that great as well as the quality of the photo. But I'm so thankful that I won. Now, last June 2017, I have received the prizes and I was so shocked seeing two bags which are full of Bellic products; 1 each type. I was so pleased to see them. Then, I give the other set to my mom.

Since, I've been using the products for almost a month now. Let me share to you my insights.

These are the products which I received. My mom also has products same as mine.


 Now, in this review, I will not go through the ingredients of the products but I'll share my experience, the things that I like and the things I don't like about the product:

1. Bellic Peel and Glow Brightening Body Wash


At first try, I honestly don't like the smell of this product. It doesn't sting on the nose but the smell is just unpleasing on my part. But when I put an a little amount on the bath cloth and rub it on my wholr body, it now smells good and it feels great on the skin.

WHAT I LIKE:

*I like the squicky clean feeling after using the product. 
*I quite love the smell.

WHAT I DON'T LIKE:

*I use this twice a week but it's a bit drying.

2. Bellic Peel and Glow Brightening Lotion


I use lotion everyday since my skin is used to it. And whenever I don't use lotion, it feels like my skin is unhappy with it. When I tried using this Bellic lotion, I love how unheavy it is on the skin plus the scent is so refreshing. What I don't like with it is that it's a bit drying on my skin and I haven't feel that my skin has glowed. It feels like it's not moisturize right now.

3. Bellic Peel and Glow Brightening Toner


The moment I used this toner, I'm glad that it doesn't sting on my face. It also smells good. But one thing I noticed is that, it made my face quite dry and it doesn't really lighten those pimple marks on my face. Though it made mybface quite dry, it made mybskin quite glowing either.

4. Bellic Peel and Glow Brightening Soap

Not the actual size of the soap, I already cut 1/4 part of the soap before taking a shot.
Unfortunately, I stopped using this soap after two weeks due to the dryness it gives on my skin. Just so you know, Kojic soap may be a bit drying but I can't take on looking at my dry skin that's why I cease to use it. But I love the smell and the squicky clean feeling it gives on my skin also. It's just that it's a bit drying.

5.Bellic Peel and Glow Day Cream and Night Cream

Day Cream

Night Cream
I used this creams up until now and I could say that there is quite an improvement on my face. It's quite glowing now. With the day cream, it may feel like a thick cream but when applied to the skin it's not heavy on the skin anyway plus it blends easily on the makeup I'm wearing. Plus it has SPF 30 which helps on protecting mybface against the direct heat of the sun.

While the night cream, it's just like a moisturizer cream like other brands and as expected it's not heavy on the face and feels so refreshing after putting it on the face. 

I have noticed quite peeling on my face but it's not intense anyway and tolerable. 

Overall, Bellic Peel and Glow products are great but the drying effect on the skin is what I don't like. Perhaps, since it has Vitamin C, the result is like it. But I love the Day Cream and Night Cream plus the Lotion anyway.

RATING:

Performance: 4/5
Price: 4/5
Availability: 4.5/5
Effectiveness: 4/5

WOULD I REPURCHASE THE PRODUCTS?

Probably, yes on some products.

WOULD I RECOMMEND THE PRODUCTS?

Yes, I recommend the product to those who want products with Vitamin C. By the way, the line of products doesn't lighten the skin but it can make your skin glow. So if you're a whitening enthusiast, think twice.

Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored review. The author reviewed the products since it's her will. The views and opinions expressed by the author are honest and just. Moreover, we have different skin types and thr result on me, may or may not be the same as yours.