Beauty of Spring

I want to write a small post to appreciate the beauty of spring.

After the cold and crisp wind of winter and everything is bluish white. Here comes spring. Nature is showing its true color, from beautiful cherry blossoms to small and big mountains that turns green.

Who doesn’t love the beauty of spring?

Saturday Spring

Saturday 3pm nagdrive kami papuntang Seoulland unfortunately ang daming sasakyan may possibility na hindi kami makapasok sa loob sa dami ng taong naghihintay.

Nagpunta nalang kami sa Banpo Hangang Park. Meron band na nagpeperform nang dumating kami. Wala sa plano ang pagpunta namin, maganda sanang magpicnic.

May 2 hours din naglaro at nagbike ang mga bata pagkatapos umuwe na kami dahil lumalamig na ang hangin.

Banpo Hanggang Park

Palmer’s Facial Oil and Night Cream

Perhaps known best as a brand for pregnancy, I started to use Palmer’s while pregnant after noticing my skin drying. Over time, it only seemed to get drier so knew I needed a solution (and I found one quickly!). Despite giving birth, Palmer’s products are still part of my skin rejuvenation routine. With this in mind, I wanted to provide a brief overview on both Palmer’s Moisturizing Night Cream and Palmer’s Multi-Effect Perfecting Facial Oil.

Palmer’s Perfecting Facial Oil

In terms of ingredients, you’ll find five main offerings (before the oils) and I’ve broken down their uses below;

•   Vitamin E – Perfect for the prevention of cell oxidation

•   Resveratrol – An antioxidant that neutralizes free radicals

•   Cocoa Butter – A plant extract that adds protection

•   Vitamin C – Aims to brighten tone and complexion

•   Retinol – Fights the signs of aging and increases cell turnover

Of course, the main attraction for many is the number of oils found in the products. In addition to sweet almond oil, it offers apricot seed oil, grape seed oil, sunflower seed oil, rosehip oil, coconut oil, and argan oil. What’s more, all essential vitamins can be absorbed thanks to Cetethomate E complex; this should also keep the skin moisturized.

The facial oil can improve uneven tone, reverse the signs of aging, and reduce the appearance of dark spots. What about the product itself? Well, it comes in a small glass container and the first smell you’ll notice is likely to be argan oil. However, you may also pick up hints of coconut and other ingredients.

Personally, I like to use the product both in the morning and in the night. With four drops, my skin feels moisturized without being too greasy. Of course, you can adjust the schedule to how you feel comfortable. For example, last summer, when applied in the morning, it felt as though it was just sitting on my face so I only applied it in the evening.

Palmer’s Night Cream

I also to use Palmer’s Night Cream to complete my night routine. This contains;

•   Aloe

•   Peptide Complex

•   Retinol

•   Cocoa Butter

•   Shea Butter

•   Vitamin E

As the name suggests, this cream is designed for overnight renewal and fighting the signs of aging. It comes in a thick container and doesn’t have a spatula. The cream is actually quite thick and it has the signature fragrance of Palmer’s.

For around two years, I’ve been using the Facial Oil and Night Cream and couldn’t be happier with the results. With the right schedule, my skin feels moisturized throughout the day and even first thing in the morning (something that has been a problem for many years!). Especially when dealing with acne scars and my dark spots, Palmer’s has played such an important role. There’s no doubt I’ll continue buying these products into the future!

Mamonde Rose Water Gel Cream

I accidentally purchased Mamonde Rose Water Gel Cream; I thought it was intense cream, but when the delivery arrived, I discovered that it was a gel cream. I love gel type skin care products, as they suit my oily skin very well. But it’s winter, my skin tends to get considerably dry, instead of returning the product, I decided to give it a shot.

The raw material of this product is Damask Rose. Beside from perfuming effect, it has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects, as well.

The product itself is a transparent pink color, and it has a light silicon texture.

When applied to the skin, it provides a wonderful cooling sensation. I found that it is a bit slippery against the skin when first applied, but my skin absorbs it fast.

With the cold winter air, I was prepared to have to battle dry skin once more, but this product gives my skin enough moisture to keep my skin feeling great and without any sort of sticky-feeling. The only thing I am not fond of is the strong rose scent. It also doesn’t have a spatula, so I feel that it is not hygienic. The product comes in an 80ml container and that’s not bad, right?

Although the rose scent is a bit strong especially when I first open it, Mamonde Rose Water Gel Cream is good for my daily use. I would recommend it.

Have a wonderful day!

Mamonde Micro Cleansing Oil Review

Capacity: 200ml
My Skin Type: Oily skin

I’ve heard and read lots of good reviews about this cleansing oil from Mamonde. I didn’t have any prior experience with an oil cleanser, so I bought one for myself to try it out. Here’s my review about Mamonde Micro Cleansing Oil.

I will start with the main ingredient; a lotus flower. Lotus flower is rich in antioxidant and has a purifying mechanism. This is highly beneficial for the cleansing power of the cleansing oil.

All ingredients: Glyceryl cocoate, dipropylene glycol, phage-20 glyceryl triisostearate, dicaprylyl carbonate, phage-15 glyceryl isostearate, phage-6 glyceryl cocoate, Caprylic / capric triglyceride, propanediol, butylene glycol, tocopherol, lotus extract, soybean oil, lotus embryo extract, rosehip flower oil, oranges such as caprylic / capric glyceride, isopropyl palmitate, Oils, lavender oil, 1,2-hexanediol, ethylhexyl glycerin, disodium edetate

The pump bottle feels good; it’s not just cheap or flimsy plastic, it is a good quality plastic that feels sturdy and strong.

The texture of the oil itself is very thin. The smell is really fantastic; I want to smell like this forever!

I’ve been using Mamonde Micro Cleansing Oil for 2 months now, and I have found that it works for me. My skin looks radiant, and I feel so clean. In addition to this, my face feels tightened after using the cleansing oil.

Will I this cleansing oil again? To consider the things I love about Mamonde’s cleansing oil, I love the smell, and it works great for removing makeup and oil. However, I prefer to use cleansing foam instead of cleansing oil. That’s my reference. Regardless, Mamonde Micro Cleansing Oil is a good product, and I would highly recommend it to anyone who is hoping to try out a new cleansing oil product.

Have a great day!

The wave of nostalgia: East Coast White Sand Beach Anda Bohol.

Hi everyone! Kamusta kayo? Very excited ako na ishare sa inyo ang highlight sa pagbisita namin sa Bohol, East Coast White Sand Beach Resort. First paragraph palang ito pero sasabihin ko na sobrang ganda po ng resort.

Bago kami umalis papuntang Anda nagrent muna kami ng sasakyan (self-drive). Ito yung ginamit namin para maenjoy ang street view ng Bohol. SUV ang pinili namin and it cost 2000php/day.

Oct.29 at 3pm iniwan namin ang Panglao at nagdrive papuntang Anda. Kailangan lang mag-ingat dahil madaming tao ang nakatira sa tabing kalsada.

Pagkatapos ng mahigit 2hrs na pagddrive nakarating din kami sa Anda, around 8pm na rin. At the lobby nakangiti kaming binati ng mga staffs ng resort. Pagkatapos iexplained samin ang rules and regulation ng resort tinanong kami ng desk clerk kung kumain na kami para maipahanda na ang dinner namin.

Pagpasok palang sa kwarto amoy downy na. Family suite ang kinuha namin, 2 large beds, and 1 double bed. Glass window with yellow curtains. Kahit nakahiga maeenjoy mo pa rin ang view ng dagat.

After few minutes sinerve samin ang welcome drinks. Nakakatuwa lang ang asawa ko nagandahan talaga sya sa place kaya laging bukang bibig nya “ang ganda, ang ganda ng dagat, perfect location! dito nalang tayo tumira.”

Maaga akong nagising sa alon ng dagat. Naalala ko noon bata pa ako nang buhay pa ang lola Igles ko. Sa Zamboanga sya nakatira at tabing dagat din ang bahay nya. The wave of nostalgia.^^

May free breakfast ang resort 7am-10am. Very simple ang breakfast menu, fried egg, sausage, corn beef at rice. Umulan sa umaga habang nakain kami. Nalaman ko kay papa na may bagyo pala sa Manila ng araw na iyon.

Pagkatapos kumain ng umagahan diretso kagad ang mga bata sa swimming pool. Meron tatlong malalaking pool at jaccuzi. Wala masyadong guests noon araw na nagcheck-in kami kaya parang nagrent na rin kami ng private resort.

Pagkatapos ng mga bata magswimming diretso kami sa restaurant ng resort. Filipino cuisines ang makikita sa menu book. Thank goodness masarap ang luto nila. Nagustuhan din ni hubby ko ang timplahan nila.

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Sinubukan namin picturan si Jiwoo habang nakahanbok, pero hindi pa rin maganda ang pakiramdam nya kaya iilan lang ang magandang kuha.

Nakarating din kami hangang Ubay gamit ang sasakyang nirent namin. At 7pm na ng nakabalik kami sa resort. Ito na yung last night namin dito, 10am kailangan na namin magcheck-out dahil may schedule pa kami papuntang Chocolate Hill tapos lipad na ulit kami papuntang Manila.

Sobrang nag-enjoy ang mga bata. Masarap ang pagkain. Very good ang mga staffs nila laging nakagreet at nakasmile.

Thank you for reading this post. Have a great day!

Philippine Vacation: Island Hopping Tour Bohol.

Hi everyone! After sa Tagaytay lumipad kami papuntang Tagbilaran Airport.

Medyo late ang arrival namin at paikot-ikot ang eroplano bago kami makalapag dahil isang eroplano lang ang kayang iaccomodate ng airport, nagkataon na may nauna samin.

Hindi ko napicturan yung ibang moments. May sakit si Jiwoo noon nasa Bohol kami kaya karga ko lang sya the whole time.

Paglabas ng airport busy na ang mga drivers na magtawag ng mga passengers. Nagtaxi kami papuntang Panglao Regents Park Hotel. 600php ang taxi fee. 6pm na rin ng makarating kami sa hotel. Pagkatapos mailapag ang mga gamit nagyaya kagad si hubby ko na lumabas para kumain.

Paglabas namin ng hotel may humarang samin na nagooffer ng mga package tour nila. Pagkatapos ng mahabang negosasyon ^^ Island Hopping tour ang napili namin.

Simula sa hotel hangang Alona Beach nasa 10 mins lang kung lalakarin. Dahil gabi na, sobrang busy ng kalsada papuntang Alona Beach. Ang daming foreigners. Busy at puno ang mga restaurants. Napansin ko lang na sa dami ng mga kainan halos lahat barbeque ang menu nila.

Oct. 28 at 6am umalis kami ng hotel para sa hopping tour. 2500php ang binayad namin para sa private boat.

Alona Beach busy morning

Ito ang mga included sa Island Hopping tour:

Dolphin Watching. Nang makarating kami sa spot kung saan madalas makita ang mga dolphins ang dami na narin naghihintay na bangka. Unfortunately, hindi sila nagpakita. Kung medyo inaagahan pa namin, malaki ang possibility na makita namin ang mga cute dolphins.

Snorkelling in Balicasag Island. Pagdating sa Balicasag Island nagtransfer kami sa maliit na bangka para magsnorkelling. Snorkelling cost 250php/pax, 150php ang rent para sa snorkelling gear. Meron din kaming dalang tinapay pakain sa mga isda.

Virgin Island. Pagkatapos namin kumain sa Balicasag Island sumakay ulit kami sa boat para sa last destination ng tour, Virgin Island. Dito nag-enjoy ang mga bata. Mababaw ang tubig. Meron din ilan mga stalls set up. Ang ganda po ng Virgin Island.

Virgin Island

Around 4pm na kami nakabalik sa hotel. Pagod pero sobra kaming nag-enjoy. Pagkatapos maligo kumain lang kami ng ramyeon sa hotel. Namiss ko ang ramyeon kaya ang dami ko nakain.

Last night namin ito sa Panglao. Next day pupunta naman kami sa Anda Bohol. See you in my next post!

Philippine Vacation 2018: Family bonding in few words.

Isa sa mga hinihintay kong moments ngayon 2018 ay ang pagbabakasyon namin sa Pilipinas. Ito ang unang uwe ko simula dumating ako dito sa Korea, 8 years na rin.

October 24 at 8:30pm ang flight namin. Hindi joke ang pagmamadali bago kami makasakay ng eroplano..muntik na kami maiwan.

Bago kami umuwe nakabooked na kung saan kami magsstay. Pagdating namen ng pinas sa Tagaytay kami nagstay from Oct.24-Oct 26. Nagrent kami ng bahay gamit ang Airbnb.

Sinundo kami ng pamilya ng kapatid ko sa naia airport. At nakarating kami sa Tagaytay around 2am na.

Pagdating sa bahay sinalubong kami ni mama at papa. Pagpasok namin sa bahay naghihintay ang aking lolo, lola, mga pinsan, at ang bunso namen kapatid. Yung saya ko na makakasama ko ulit ang mga kapatid ko kahit sandaling panahon lang. Narealized ko na sobrang namiss ko sila. Sa airport pa lang ng makita ko si Jean hinohold ko na yung luha ko pero naging automatic sya nun nakita ko ang bunso namin. Bakit hindi ko nasubaybayan ang paglaki nya?

After 5 hours of sleep nagluto ang asawa ng ramyeon para samin lahat at namili kami ng mga pwedeng ihawin sa hapunan. At dahil sa ambilis ng oras 4pm na kami nakauwe. Bumili nalang kami sa Jollibee ng lunch.

Around 8pm sinimulan na nilang mag-ihaw. Sinarapan nila kaya dalawang malaking tilapia ang nakain ko. Masarap din yung lansones at manga na binili ni Jean kaya andaming nakain ng mga bata.

Pagkatapos kumain meron kaunting inuman. Hindi ko na sinamahan ang asawa ko dahil nagigising ang mga bata kapag wala ako sa tabi nila. Tahimik sa umpisa dahil sa language gap kaya gamit na sila ng google translate para lang magkaintindihan.

Oct. 26, special day ni Kevin. Ikakasal na sya sa magandang si Marlyn. Naappericiate ko na pinilit nila yung sked ng kasal nila habang nasa pinas kami. Simpleng handaan. Masarap na pagkain. Malakas na tawanan. Congrats and best wishes!

Pagkatapos ng kainan ang mahabang tawanan at kwentuhan gusto ko pa silang makasama pero kailangan na namin magpaalam, may flight pa kami papuntang Bohol kinabukasan.

Para sakin may ibat iba flavor ang happiness depende sa sitwasyon o scenario. Masaya man ang buhay ko dito sa Korea pero yung makasama ko ang pamilya ko sa pinas ang nagkumpleto sa halo-halo ko. Sa susunod na pag-uwe ko ulit.

See you soon!