Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Living Forever =)

I was at yahoo.com and a story caught my attention alright. Its about this man...

He is Christopher Hitchens, a famous atheist author. According to the yahoo article, he is now stricken with cancer and apparently on his deathbed. I haven't heard about this guy til now and reading about him makes me think 'should I be hateful towards this man??'. I love my God above ALL but honestly, I don't hate this guy at all. Instead, I feel sorry and sad for him. What a lonely life he is living. People may see otherwise, including him, but really...what could be sadder than a man on his deathbed thinking any moment it could be all OVER for him. A friend once asked him "How's your health?" to which he replied "Well, I'm dying, since you asked, but so are you. I'm only doing it more rapidly," =) HAHA!! I liked that one actually =) but sorry to disappoint you Mr. Hitchens, between us 2, you're the only one whose dying. My flesh and bones will expire, alright, but I will definitely live on...FOREVER together with my Lord:)

"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life - John 3:16"


Sunday, September 19, 2010

Coron Hilltop View Resort

YAHA! for my first hotel review =) OK, sorry I know it's been like what? a month now since my Coron getaway and I am still posting about it but, what the heck this might be informative to some so here we go =)

As mentioned in my previous post, boyfie and I stayed at Coron Hilltop View Resort when we went to Coron. Actually, I don't know how to proceed with this since I'm really not into hotels like if I'd be spending my own money for a trip...heck I would stay in some cheap-o inns definitely as long as it's secured of course. So...I'll just show you some pictures and give you my general take on the place...like my usual lame reviews, haha!

*picture from google images

view from our room


Generally CHVR is one of, if not the priciest hotel in Coron so this review will be by standard of hotels with the same rate.

  • 5 stars for beauty and cleanliness
  • Excellent staff
  • Private and relaxed. Perfect for couples
  • Pick-up and tour is OK.
  • Food is kind of bad...or so so.Except for the pasta and the..what was that??....chocomuco something. Anyway it's just a chocolate shake, but it's heavenly ^_^
  • small pool. but that's ok since we went there for the beaches and lakes and lagoons, right=)
  • No wifi. I know, we went there to escape technology and have us some nature but the website says they have one! =( but they were kind enough to lend us their WeRoam =^.^=
  • Security...hmm..they have a guard alright. They also have a safety deposit box as indicated in the website however it is not per room. The small deposit box is in the lobby. How small?? hmm, our 12" laptop fit in it perfectly. Who needs security anyways?? Coron has 0 crime rate. The province is small that everybody knows everybody. And lastly....
  • It's pretty darn far from the town proper. Like, 15min tricycle ride. Actually we kind of expected it to be along sea shore. I don't know, maybe the website kind of gave us that feel..or it has something to do with the word 'resort'. tee-hee =P

Going to Coron will be more enjoyable if you bring the whole gang with you. Stay in cheaper hotels like Sea Dive Resort which is located within the town proper area. Then go to the port by yourself create your own tour and of course, don't forget to haggle ;)


Just showing you a pic of the Chicken Inasal I cooked for my family last weekend using Dowell Electric Griller. Email me at itsallmooncake@gmail.com if you want the recipe=)


Saturday, September 11, 2010

Coron Day 2

Day 2 consist of swimming, snorkeling, more swimming and more snorkeling. Underwater camera is a MUST. The coral reefs are just out of this world :D We didn't have waterproof cam so we don't have pictures of the best parts of this tour :( Heniwei... here are SOME pictures. Enjoy =^.-=

Siete Pecados

Folk Tale: there are 7 sisters who were brats that secretly crossed the sea to party on the island across. The boat their riding sunk drowning all 7 sisters then the next morning 7 islets appeared which was believed to be the 7 sisters and since then called Siete Pecados. Pecado is sin in spanish...i think ;)

View from hike to Cayangan Lake :P

I don't know if there's a proper name to this place but anyway, it's the spot where those pictures you see when you google "Coron" were taken... hehe:P

Cayangan Lake

Paradise. Definitely my favorite part of the trip. The best place I've been to in my life. When this scene came to my view after a long and tiring hike it was like a glimpse of heaven :) Truly God's gift to humankind :) Protected by the natives so this place is really preserved and well taken care of :) so when our guide told us there are MORE lakes there which is not yet open to the public and that those are much more beautiful than Cayangan, I could just imagine myself crying if ever I'd be given a chance to be there or even just have a peek of those places.

Twin Lagoons
Now this is where the waterproof cam would have come in handy. You have to swim your way thru a small opening to be in the actual lagoon. The water may appear to be kind of oily but its really just because the water is brackish -- salt water meets fresh water -- thus making it warm above and cold below (because its salt water is dominant, if its more fresh water the temp would be the other way around just like Cayangan Lake :D)

Skeleton Wreck

My other favorite part of the trip, fish feeding....upclose! ^_^ Like schools upon schools of fish around me trying to grab a bite from the bread on my hand....how cool is that :D Again, I really wish we had an underwater cam with us. I've never seen such beautiful corals in my life. Corals of NEON purple, blue, yellow and orange :) I was able to barely see the Japanese WWII ship wreck...then I wished I do scuba diving too :P

We also did some snorkeling on Smith's Point. It was like a larger version of the reefs in Skeleton Wreck. The corals there are humongous! There were also like hundreds of sea urchins there...you know the really spiky ones, freaked me out a little plus the waves got stronger so I kind of panicked thus cutting the enjoyment short, hehe:P

Oh we also had our lunch at Banol Beach and this picture expresses my whole feelings towards this trip :D


"And God saw every thing that HE had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day- Genesis 1:31"

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Coron, Palawan - Day 1

HOLA as I mentioned in my previous post Booked!, I am off to Coron on Aug and YES, last weekend, my boyfriend and I packed our bags to a 3d/2n getaway to Coron, Palawan.

I originally want this to be a budget-friendly travel blog post but the boyfriend has been so generous he wanted our trip to be EASY and totally RELAXING so he booked us to a nice hotel and also availed our tours there. But I think I was able to figure out a really cheap way of vacationing there in my short stay that I wish to share with you at the end of this SERIES of posts on my Coron Adventure. Here's Day 1, enjoy :D

flew there via Air Philippines..of course :P

We stayed at Coron Hilltop View Resort Hotel

mmm..breakfast. Best tasting danggit I must say. Not too salty like the ones you can buy in Manila

The Tour....

1. Souvenir Shop

Spent almost a thousand peso for 15 keychains, 3 shirts, 1 bracelet, 2 cellphone charms and 1 fridge magnet

2. Mt. Tapyas

700+ steps to the top!!!

YAHA!! 100th step 600 more to go...phew!

view from the top..well not really, we kind of stopped in the 600 mark because the view's just the same. The mountains on the left looks like a sleeping giant actually, too bad I didn't get a clear picture of it :(

3. Makinit Hot Spring

HOT spring. Took me almost 30mins before I was able to get in the water. It is best to go here during the night or when there's little rain =^.-=. There's an entrance fee of 100php, I think.

Next post, Day 2...


Saturday, September 4, 2010

Makeup Brushes

Bought these at SM Dept Store a couple of months ago and I just thought it's worth mentioning here since I'm seeing a lot of Brush Sets like this on online shops that's manufactured in China. I even considered buying one but those costs around 2k ($45) at most. Way cheaper than high end ones or even the drugstore brands but still, there is no way I am spending 2k on makeup brushes since I barely wear makeup. So how much is it??? (drum roll) 800php ($16) it's even marked down to 50% when I got it. That's mere 400php ($9)!!!!!

so its a 21pc set which I'm not gonna use all, obviously. It come's with a roll case like this. Other color is silver.
I won't go thru all of the brushes since I have no idea how to work with them..specially the fan looking one. I have no idea what's that for :P So i'll just show you my favorites and my least favorites. Let's start with the 'favorites' =)

This is a thin angled brush that I use for applying gel liner since I've been wearing winged eyeliner lately.

Concealer brush. Use this all the time too for applying concealer in my eye area. Excellent quality:)

And here's my least favorite. The Contour Brush. Too flat and small.

In general, all eye brushes are passable and all face brushes receives a failing mark. They're flat and sheds like crazy.


Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Soft Hands Kind Heart

FACT: Philippines also ranks fourth in the world in terms of countries with the highest number of prostituted children :(

ECPAT and The Body Shop just recently launched their "STOP Sex Trafficking of Children & Young People" campaign by putting up signature booth on The Body Shop stores worldwide. I wouldn't elaborate on this much but it's really for a good cause so I encourage everyone out there to go to your nearest TBS and sign this petition. This is for FREE and you will get a free sample of their Soft Hands Kind Heart hand cream.

Better yet, buy the full size 50ml hand cream for only 195php ($4). Profits from the sale of this item goes to ECPAT that funds shelter for sex trafficking victims.

The item itself is a good buy:) Really moisturizing and it smells AH-MAZING...AYLAVET! Plus its really small you could easily throw it in your purse ;)

Sign up now :)

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Quickie Reviews: MSI Wind U210 & SALT

I really should be off to bed so I'll try to make these reviews as short and sweet as possible for you all ;)

MSI Wind U210
(YAHA! my first ever gadget review!!!)

  • 1.6GHz AMD Athlon Neo Processor NV-40
  • 2GB 800MHz DDR2 (1 Dimm)
  • 12.1" WXGA LED-Backlit Widescreen Display (1366x768)
  • 250GB 5400RPM Toshiba SATA Hard Drive
  • ATI Mobility Radeon X1270 Graphics
  • 802.11a/b/g/n Wireless, 1Gb LAN
  • 4-in-1 card reader
  • 6-Cell Li-ion 58WH battery (51Wh reported)
  • Dimensions: (W x L x H) 11.71" x 7.49" x 0.55-1.22"
  • Weight: 3lbs 1oz (with 6-cell battery)

  • so my brother got this last month and I just want to share my own thoughts on this =)

    - With the specs above we could say that for a NETBOOK it is BADASS =)
    - However it's also too big and heavy for a netbook as well.
    - There are also only 2 colors to choose from which are white and gray. Here in the Philippines we only have the gray one.

    ok, so the last 2 items may make you think that this baby isn't very good. Well, I say that just makes it perfect..specially for my brother. It's size just makes it perfect for gaming because as it's specs says, you could actually play games with this (games with graphics like DOTA). And the look is just right for big boys ;) Plus its CHEAP too..a little under 20k php ($442). So if your high school or college brother tells you he needs laptop or netbook for school, blah blah blah.. get him this one!

    Box Contents:
    • netbook
    • charger
    • driver
    • sleeve...a very ugly one

    I also saw SALT today....

    Frankly one word kept ringing in my head the whole time I was watching.... ALIAS. But I still like it though :) 100% action packed and no one would do justice for this role aside from Angelina Jolie :)

    My boyfie finally came back home after 7months of working in the States and he got me some pretty cool stuff. I was thinking of blogging about them, hehe. Would you like to see what he got me??? ;)


    Saturday, August 14, 2010

    Latest Pigout: Sol Gelato

    Isn't ICE CREAM your all time favorite comfort food?? It is definitely mine ^_^ specially the chocolate flavored ones, YUM YUM (o'.'o). My Latest Pigout post today is not just an ice cream but better. Its Sol Gelato :D Let me first tell you a little about 'gelatos'. They certainly look like ice cream and taste like it too only creamier and richer but the best part is it has lower butterfat content. Read more about gelatos here.

    So going back to Sol Gelato, so how was it better or different than other gelatos there?? Honestly, I haven't tried that many but I did try the one in Greenbelt (sorry I forgot the name) so that would be our point of comparison for this review, hehe:)

    Both have lot's of unique flavors. I'm not sure about this, but I think Sol Gelato has more and they have crazier flavors as well..just look at the pic below..

    WTF?! too bad I was not able to try this...maybe next time

    This one I did try. Our 'other' gelato has Toblerone flavor which I was also able to try. So just to compare which was able to capture the famous chocolate it was based on, hands down, it's Sol Gelato :)

    Another thing I liked about SG is that, aside from their gourmet flavors they still have the regular flavors as well. These are piccolo sizes. They also have the grande (2scoops) and cone (3scoops).

    Unfortunately, there's only one Sol Gelato currently and its at:

    Ground Floor, The Piazza, Mckinley
    Hills, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig
    +632 7980411

    be their facebook fan: www.facebook.com/solgelato

    Disclaimer: I was not paid in any form by Sol Gelato to do this review.


    Sunday, August 8, 2010

    South Park Earrings ^_^

    Just showing you pix of my latest accessory :) 5 Stars if you heart South Park :) I'm sorry I can't find the online shop where I got this, too bad they have lots of cute and unique designs...

    here's the packaging.....

    and here's how it looks like worn :)

    btw, you could watch South Park reruns here .

    **quick detour**

    Today's the last day of Cebu Pacific's "Lucky Eights" promo. That's 88php ($2) for domestic flights and 888php ($20) on selected int'l flights. These promos tends to sold out very fast but, give it a try...what do you know:D Learn more about this here.


    Monday, August 2, 2010


    So am I or am I not the only person here who watched this just recently?? :D Mine's so recent I just saw this yesterday...LAST FULL SHOW haha!! But that's fine, since everybody has seen this already there's no need for me to go in details and go straight the IMO instead, hehe ;)

    Brilliant film. I'm a sucker for films that f*cks my mind :) No surprise there, it's a Christopher Nolan film after all. I'm not a Leo de Caprio fan but I got to say, he was amazing. Ellen Page was lifeless as usual and that Arthur guy...didn't he star on those dorky films from years back?? whatever, he's so in the right track right now, better keep it up :) At first, I never really thought I'd like it because I thought it's gonna be MATRIX, but after watching the verdict was Inception, for me, is more powerful. Why? because we all have subconscious minds and we all dream while 'Matrix' isn't here yet. So what do you think?? how do you know this isn't just a dream?? ;)

    And earlier yesterday, I also watched the Juan Manuel Marquez and Juan Diaz's rematch. Err...nothing exciting there :P JMM is definitely one of my fave boxers because he's really intelligent and technical but yesterday, there wasn't much BOOM from El Dinamita, I guess age and drinking his own peepee has caught up on him, hehe :P


    Sunday, July 18, 2010

    this video is not available in your country....

    **Please click pictures to enlarge

    You know when this happens???.....sucks right??. You ever CRAVED for FURTHER EXPLANATION regarding this matter??? NO?!? Well, I did...

    ....because I'm a geek. So here's the first search result my dear old friend, Google, returned...

    lmao!!!! =))

    **warning: little geek talk ahead...feel free to stop reading from here :D**

    ok so about the Youtube prompt. Well, obviously the owners of the video has set it in specific countries or region for various reasons, so if your IP address falls outside those countries you will get the "not available in your country" error. Now, I won't be discussing about IP address here but as the name suggests, it's something that identifies a network location. You could read more about IP Address at my other friend Wiki.

    I have a way to bypass this however I don't know a Youtube video that may be blocked for the same reason right now. And its pretty late for a guessing game so I can't show it to you right now....some other day perhaps;)


    SM Accessories haul

    HOLA! Long time no post..again, i'm sorry :) Nothing too exciting here, just want to share with you guys the recent accessories I bought from SM ;)

    I got 2 items from their Makes It Complete (M.I.C.) line...

    long necklace, 149php ($3)

    coil thingy bangle,199php ($4)

    the only hairpiece and the only one I got from their What Women Wants (WWW) line. I wore this in my Mooncake @ Work post, 129php ($3)

    3 pairs set of fresh water pearl earrings from Naccara Pearls. Pearl earrings are "must have's":), 249php ($5)

    cocktail ring. you could see in this pic how much it was marked down. From 549.75php ($12) to just 145php ($3)! that's crazy...didn't make me think for long before buying it, hehe.

    And finally...
    compact mirror. Though this is not an "accessory", this is one cool mirror because it has lights on it:) so if it's quite dark and there's this urge to check on my face I could still do it with this one HAHA! and this could double as my flash light too ;),