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Chai For Etude House Nymph Aura Volumer # 2

12/27/2011 10:09:00 AM Chai Chen 6 Comments

Chai for Etude House Nymph Aura Volumer #2
Brilliant Pearl Radiance
I figured I haven't posted any particular product review yet from my favorite Korean beauty product line, Etude House. By now, my post back then about my Etude House Beauty Collection has a few more additions in the "family" already hehe. It's not that I am hoarding haha; but I do make it a point that whenever I drop by their store, I pick up at least one beauty essential and use it. There's really just a lot of items you'll love and each items is surely a treasure for keeps.

One of my favorite items since it was launched a few months back this year, is the Nymph Aura Volumer # 2, from the very popular & successful Nymph Aura Line. I can't believe it's indeed the beauty secret of most KPOP and other Korean Idols; and it has landed on my hands, c/o Etude House. It has been part of my regular skin care since the first time I got hold of it!

Its promise to give that different "glow" in your skin is true. You gotta try it to believe it. I surely did and it gives me more confidence to mingle with more folks. This photo on the side was taken right after I applied this product as per the instructions. That kind of glowing skin you thought would just end up in your dreams is right there, materializing in your very eyes! No wonder everybody loves it!

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When You Want A Good Breakfast Buffet, Come to Bellore

12/25/2011 11:54:00 PM Chai Chen 0 Comments

I don't normally come to buffets since I don't get much of what I paid for. I easily get full and I couldn't take in any more food. Not that I have a small appetite ... I just get full easily hehe. But sooner or later, I might get hungry again. Nevertheless, when I do starve, I can't help it but eat a lot hohoho~ And I guess when some of my colleagues and team members invited me to this breakfast buffet after a long shift, I easily said "yes" and joined them.

The place we went to is just nearby our Quezon City office. I'm talking about Bellore: Comfort Food and More.

Bellore Restaurant with me and a few QC Team Members
I was told that the owner is a family member or a relative of one of our employees in VXI (Quezon City). Good deal! I believe this business thrives considering the tough competition of food establishments around.

I guess the food they offer concentrates on local Filipino menu & a mixture of other cuisine, considering their name; which targets a specific group of customers. And since we're all craving for a good meal that day, hunger aside, we decided to eat loads from here. I must say it's a good choice.

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Amber's Golden Chain of Restaurants

12/23/2011 09:34:00 PM Chai Chen 2 Comments

I've been frequenting the Makati streets for about eight (8) years now (I guess) because of my work location and it wasn't until this year that I discovered this place ...

Amber's Pancit Malabon (Single Order)
One of my team members and a good friend, Mulan, lives nearby and she somehow influenced me into liking and craving for more of the local food items available from this store. I can't believe that I only found out about this place just so-recently! Food this good has to be discovered much earlier lah!

Anyway, when I found out about it, I wasn't raving for it until I tried their dishes. My first order was just a light meal to serve my hunger. Yeah! I can consider it as a light meal. I didn't order for rice and viand meals but their best-sellers ...
  • 1 single order Pancit Malabon
  • 1 single order Pichi-Pichi (cheese - 4 pieces)
This set is already good enough for a hungry stomach and I must say, it's delicious! I only tried it once and I kept on wanting more ...

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Go Italian With Bigoli?

12/21/2011 10:20:00 PM Chai Chen 1 Comments

There are quite a bunch of other restaurants that offer better quality and much tastier Italian cuisine, I bet. But this place got me hooked for the wrong reasons I guess. Yes, it still includes taste though hehe.

Bigoli - SM North Annex
Just recently, I craved for Italian food but my # 1 bully did not prefer to eat pastas nor pizzas that day. He wanted to eat "real food" as he said (LOL) and with that, he meant rice and viand. The ambiance of this place kinda drove us in and soon enough, we found ourselves choosing from their wide selection of menu items. Soon enough as well, we sat comfortably in their customer-friendly lounge-type seats that enticed us all the more to stay.

The overall look may have done the trick but do they stand up to the quality and service that customers deserve? Find out ...
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I Get My Contact Lenses from GWYSHOP

12/16/2011 06:15:00 PM Chai Chen 6 Comments

I started using contact lenses in 2008 when I first tried to cosplay. It wasn't the best experience since I'm not used to having "something" in my eye. I would often blink and put drops to lubricate. While the brand I first tried was popular and has the softest lenses as I've read, based on reviews, it still didn't do the trick.

GEO Diamond Series - RED
As months and about years go by, I discovered that there are tons of different places where I could get good contact lenses. I did try several other brands / suppliers / shops, especially when the popularly known GEO lenses came into play. I bought some stocks from my friend and it actually felt uncomfortable. The lenses are thicker than most American brands or similar types. Since GEO is an Asian-type of lens (based on several reviews online) and a Korean brand to be exact, it's made thicker to suit Asian eyes and climate.

This "business" has actually gone viral, I'd say. I knew of several online shops that sell them for a huge stash of cash back then, just to make profit but soon enough, tons of shops sprouted out of nowhere - offering much lower prices than ever. This has brought suspicion to a lot of buyers, myself included, since most offers seem too good to be true. And little did they know (well, some), most of them are FAKE. Not only do they harm the eyes by means of redness and irritation; they could also lead to serious condition like BLINDNESS. This scares the sh*t out of me! I wouldn't sacrifice health for beauty lah~ That's why I am always careful with my purchases.

Some time in 2009, I found out about this shop and as I started buying more stocks for daily wear and cosplay needs. I found myself buying more often from there since then! And what kept me buying from this shop called GWYSHOP anyway? Find out why ...

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The Face Shop Vita C Mask Sheet

12/13/2011 02:41:00 AM Chai Chen 0 Comments

It's not only until this year that I started to pay attention again to taking care of my skin (under the influence of Xiaxue I guess hohoho~) so now, I also pay attention to what I put on my face (and overall). The skin is the largest cell in the body anyway so we gotta take care of it, right? Excuses! LOL.

So I tried to look for the freebies I got from some purchases I had bought certain stuff last year (i.e. BB creams, some pore smoothening, etc.) from different Korean skin care shops. And before I converted to my Etude House fandom, I used to be a fan of The Face Shop. I just find Etude's stocks more "girlie" and suiting my needs though soooo ... oh well! Anyway, I found one of the stuff I had as a freebie some time ago ... good thing it's not yet expired heheh. I didn't put much attention to them before. So, there are different types of them and the packs I got were the Vita C Mask Sheet.

There's been a lot of reviews online about it already so I won't do the same heheh. But lemme share it's effects on me lah~

The specific product I had was Vita C Mask Sheet with skin tone brightening Raspberry & Strawberry Extracts (vitamin supplement for the skin). Honestly, I don't do "facials" nor put on masks as part of my "beauty regimen" but I guess, it's worth a try hehe. Besides, I wanna fulfill my "taking care of my skin" duty hehe.
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VXI Satellite TV Sales Turns 3 at Robot Bar & Restaurant Lounge

12/09/2011 07:27:00 PM Chai Chen 2 Comments

I already promised to write about the other anniversary project right? This is rather late ... So here it is now ...

Initially, our Quezon City Site celebrated the account's 1st Year Anniversary at Dolce Superclub. Our main site of course, in Makati City, did not let the sister site end as glamorous as they did. LOL. And with this, our Makati Site Satellite TV project who turned three (3) held the event at another prestigious place - at Robot Bar & Restaurant Lounge. Let me greet everyone and congratulate everybody for a wonderful job all throughout the years! All this success is not possible if not because of everyone's hard work (ehem, sounds familiar?) Being in a sales program is not easy but it's definitely a fun work environment, especially as we serve a premium account, which is truly a hardcore sales account! Yeah! So Happy 3 Years for us!

We've planned everything in about a month's time but the location didn't come into the picture until the actual week before the set date, due to non-availability of the amenities we prefer from several bars we've pre-selected. And with a Food Tasting Event held in cooperation with the bar management, we've settled for Robot. The food was amazing and that really sold us the thought to hold the event there. And last November 25, 2011, VXI's premier sales account - the main site, our project, has already celebrated its 3rd Year Anniversary.

VXI is a known leader in providing business process and information technology outsourcing offering comprehensive services to its clients. The company specializes in call center and BPO services, software development, quality assurance testing, and infrastructure outsourcing. Headquartered in the United States, VXI employs 10,000 people around the world including locations in China and the Philippines. So how did we celebrate oursuccesses in the business, recognizing the fruits of our employees' hard work? Photo spammage below ...
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Belle De Jour Power Planner for 2012

12/06/2011 06:57:00 PM Chai Chen 4 Comments

I'm "OC" as other people said and yes I guess I can confirm that! LOL. Obssessive-Compulsive! LOLZ. Is that a disease? Haha.

Belle De Jour Power Planner 2012
My OC-ness is more of me being detail-oriented and I believe I certainly need that trail, or even, "skill" especially with my work in the corporate world. Despite the presence of many smartphones now, I remain "old school" when it comes to my notes' taking. With this, I stick to the old planner type journals like what we normally collect from Starbucks during the holiday season. I used to collect stamps too from Starbucks until I discovered this planner from Belle De Jour. Since then, I believed that this is the best planner for me that perfectly suits my needs. It matches every girls' needs. It doesn't just cater to college students I guess but to young professionals alike. And since I discovered it from a friend, I've been keeping it as my planner for years now.

This time, it's gonna be my fourth year with BDJ Power Planner. For the year 2012, I already ordered my new planner. I love it! There are many reasons why every girl would love it. Allow me to share with you my reasons and why you should start using it too, in case you haven't considered it yet, dear reader!

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My Dream Barbie Doll

12/05/2011 11:46:00 PM Chai Chen 2 Comments

I might be too old for a Barbie Doll dream now. I know this doll is meant for kids but as they say, you're never too old for a hobby anyway ...

I used to have tons of Barbie dolls at our old home. I lost count of how many dolls I used to own. I took pictures of them everytime I play. I think, including my sister's collection, we have roughly 80 to 100 Barbie Dolls. Honestly, we had all the rare ones and some normal collection dolls. We have aunts who live in Australia who normally sends us the newest dolls in town, even before they hit the stores here in the Philippines. Our collection grew since childhood. We could run a fashion show with them and if I remember it right, we used to host Barbie Miss Universe contents with our cousins. I remember all these fun times ... but now, they're just all in my memory.

August 13, 2006 ... our house was caught by fire. In an instant, we lost almost everything. We only saved a few items and the pictures we had were not all saved. I don't even have photos of me since I was kid now. It makes me sad sometimes knowing that there's a piece of me I can't get back but as a grown-up, I must move on.

Thankfully, my family and my other relatives are all alive until now even after that tragedy. I may have lost my collections but I'm glad we're alive. I stopped collecting stuff and I guess, my fondness on vinyl or PVC toys and collectibles only returned last year or in 2009 when I started cosplaying. In real life, I love to doll up to. I guess the Barbie Doll fandom is still in me anyway; it just paused for a while. Though I didn't want to continue my collections, that blood line lives in me. And now, I want to have collections once more in the form of the collectible figures. But there's this one Barbie dolls that I still would like to have. It's the Tokidoki Barbie Doll.

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Payless, Privado, and The Great Lifestyle Sale - All Up to 70% Off

12/04/2011 04:23:00 PM Chai Chen 1 Comments

Many people think that I'm such a rich kid / spoiled brat / primadonna. Colleagues and friends alike are normally mistaken. Hohoho~ They normally say I have that "bratty" image because I evoke a classy yet b*tchy style. LOLZ. And they oftentimes think that I buy really expensive stuff because of wearing ... sometimes ... branded clothes or items.

Well, little did they know ... I'm just a smart buyer. I normally rummage stocks on sale and I do buy stuff from Divisoria and other flea markets. And a portion of my clothes are still from the donations I received after the fire that caught our house in 2006. I feel blessed for still being alive after that tragedy so I keep the clothes as memorabilia. It just so happened that I guess, I have lots of wealthier friends and Chinese friends who also have branded clothing. :)

Nevertheless, I still find myself shopping from time to time though I ain't that brand-shopper. If there's a style I really love, I'd grab it! I don't want to miss an opportunity anymore, in terms of owning something I really want. Of course, I still value the price and if it costs too much or beyond my means, I wouldn't even buy 'em regardless of how much I want them. (^_^)

This time around, it's December and it's my birth month ... and it's the holiday season so I'm sure there are lots of sale events that will happen. I've actually seen a few good ones I want to check out already starting off with this PRIVADO sale by SM ...
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Food Tasting at Robot Bar & Restaurant Lounge

12/02/2011 01:23:00 AM Chai Chen 26 Comments

With only one (1) more week to go to close out another project for the other site I support (same program), we were pressed for time to get good deals that will surely make our team happy for the site's anniversary party. The Quezon City Site's celebration was a blast at Dolce Superclub. Of course, for the Makati site, the team wouldn't settle for anything less. And with that, we found this eventful-place that will surely be a big hit (as it is now) for years to come. I'm talking about Robot Restaurant Lounge and our party was scheduled last November 25. Good luck!


Surely, my team of organizers did find other good bars and restaurant's where we all could really party. We scouted several places in the Makati area and the price differences are minimal. We actually were finalizing a deal with one bar at one point but without our executive apporval for that location, we didn't settle for the place. For one, exclusivity is a major consideration and we weren't able to get that in the deal so I had to let go of that other bar.

Thankfully, we found Robot. While it may not have been our first choice from all the lists, after this free food tasting deal we had, we were finally SOLD to the idea of getting their services. Seriously, their FOOD IS HEAVEN! Outside of the party-styled location, free room movement, decent area for drinking, etc. that me and my team have factored in for what we'll get as our final location, the food tops our list as well (considering the hungry pack I have ... LOL ... our sales agents really love foodies!) and Robot bar didn't disappoint us with the selection they presented. And with that, it's more than a DONE DEAL! We closed it out in no time!
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