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Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Rushes - Life for the Past 6 Months

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The new tiles in my room- I wanted black but then the stores in here didn't have
enough stocks of shiny black tiles so they opted for this spotted one which is more expensive
but the result was nice-it's so shiny!

It's been a long while since my last entry. I have been busy with a lot of stuff. For one, my parents had decided  to renovate our 20 year-old house. This includes re-tiling our room and repainting it. For a week I have to move out of my room  and then redecorate and move my stuff back in.


I've been addicted to instagram ever since I had an android phone. Initially, I had linked my instagram account with this blog but had to do some redecorating of my blog as well, so I had to take it off.

For the meantime, I'm writing this blog to give a run down of  what went on in my life for the past 6 months.

July, September and November.

Firstly, I 'd like to report that I've finally tried out new hair color products. I tried on Revlon and L'oreal. As it was very obvious in my previous posts when I went to Korea-my roots were coming out. When I came back, I realized that my hair color was already uneven. I guess, Palty hair color tends to fade fast and when you go out in the sun, it lightens. I noticed that while my hair on top lightened, the hair beneath looks dark that's why it made it look like my hair was uneven.

uneven color

The color turned out great but I find out that it someone made my complexion a bit yellow. I have yet to understand coloring my hair base on my undertone. You see, if you have a warm undertone then the best color would be warm ones while if you have a cool undertone then the best ones for you would be cool tones.

result of  using Revlon Luminista Bronze Brown

Unfortunately, I checked my vein on my wrist and it seems like I have a cool undertone. So, I guess bronze color is not for me. Also, I was kinda inspired by Natalie Dormer. She plays Anne Boleyn on The Tudors- a series I've been watching on DVD lately. She is naturally blonde but she had to dye her hair to black/dark brown as she played Anne Boleyn who was described in history textbooks as one having dark hair. In my opinion, she looked better with dark hair-right?

Natalie Dormer

I decided to dye it to a darker color. I tried to look for a dark color on the Luminista line but I can't find anything that I wanted that was available on the local stores. I decided to try L'oreal since it's the only brand I saw that has this particular shade that I wanted. I chose to dye my hair in Ash Mahogany Dark Brown.

with flash it appears as reddish brown

without flash, it looks dark almost black

Voila! I'm very happy with the result. In fact people has been commenting how my hair looked healthier and shinier. I think though, I'm not gonna dye my hair to lighter shade for a while. I realized that if you dye your hair to a lighter shade, you have to keep on maintaining it. You have to go on treatments, you have to color your eyebrows as well and you have to redye every other month for the roots which can damage your hair and your pocket. I guess, my experimenting days are over.


Second, we just celebrated my Father's 60th Birthday and he's officially a "senior citizen". There's this new restaurant in town, Vikings. It's a buffet restaurant that opened recently. They have a promo wherein the birthday celebrant eats for free as long as he is accompanied by a paying customer/companion. On his birthday, We had to go earlier since the line for walk-ins is always very long. When we got in, I was so amazed. I've never seen so many food in such a place before.

I wanted to try out everything! From the different colored sushies to the different kind of cheeses. Yum! 


image credit to AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

Lastly, our country has just been hit by a very strong monster typhoon-Haiyan or Yolanda as it is called. Thousands of people have died and thousands have been displaced and left homeless. I just felt that I needed to do my share. Though we have agreed at our office to donate our Christmas Party budget to the victims and I gave a bit of grocery items, I felt that I need to give a bit more. My friends and I volunteered at our Alma Mater, Ateneo de Davao University to repack goods for the victims.

elsewhere in Manila, my sister and her friends also volunteered to repack and found some amusing stuff from the donation boxes.

It is my first time to do this. It was very tiring but you'd feel happy to be able to help in your own little way. I thank God for sparing my family in the Visayas region and I pray for all the victims. Christmas is coming soon-so if you have time to spare you can go and volunteer to repack goods in your area-I promise that it is a very rewarding experience.

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