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Day 1: We're off to Hong Kong!

Now it just so happened that around this time Philippine airports were embroiled in what is called the Tanim Bala scandal. Basically the news outlets and netizens were outraged when a bullet would be found in the luggage of departing passengers. The craziest thing about it is when the reports would say a bullet was found in the luggage of senior citizens, a woman in a wheel chair and a guy who was in the country as part of an NGO. Their profiles don't lend themselves well to a story where they brazenly bring a bullet to the airport. They were "caught" and made to either confess that the bullet is an amulet or they were threatened with jail if they didn't cough up the "fee" for letting get away with it.

  Worrywart that I am, I could barely sleep the night before our plane ride. I was so paranoid that I taped, yes taped, the zippers in my luggage. Good thing nothing happened to us on our way in. I made sure that no one was allowed to touch my luggage even …

Day 2: Hong Kong Disneyland

I like to plan so basically I already knew that I would purchase the tourist all day MTR tickets for us. We walked to the nearest MTR station and I didn't even need to show my passport to get these all days tourist tickets. They were quite cheap too at HKD55 for an adult.

  Thanks to the HK MTR app, I knew which lines to ride and interchange with. It was very easy to finally get on the Disneyland line which had cute train windows cut out to resemble the iconic Mickey Mouse ears. The train was very comfy too with cushioned seats.

  Once we got to Disneyland, hubby lined up to retrieve our pre-bought tickets and he was able to get them by showing identification and the credit card used. We got there a bit early but just in time for rope drop. Now the technique from what I've researched is that you want to go to the farthest rides first since those will probably not have any lines.

TIP: Go on a week day!

  We rushed ahead to the It's a Small World attraction where there were…

Preparations for J's first foreign trip

Whew! It's been quite a while since I last blogged but that's probably because I've been distracted with work, family and video games. Anyway, last year we asked kiddo if he wanted to go to Disneyland or go have a birthday party. Last year he wanted a birthday party so we had one at McDonald's and invited all his friends and classmates. This year however he decided he wanted to go to Disneyland so that is what I had to plan for.

Buy your plane tickets
  First of all, you want to get cheap tickets. If you plan this far in advance you can probably wait for a Philippine Airlines sale. I'm not recommending Cebu Pacific because I don't want to worry too much about flights being cancelled or being bumped off a flight when I have my child with me. Other people will remark and say the deals are too good to discount but I'd rather have peace of mind.
 So go ahead and wait for a sale so that you can get a good deal on the those airline tickets. I'm assuming of c…

Kikufuji and their amazing wagyu sticks

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I celebrated my birthday last week and treated the family to Kikufuji. It was my family's first time though hubby and I have eaten there before. I made sure to order what I considered the cheap but yummy grilled sticks. I ordered the wagyu sticks, chicken wings, chicken skin, enoki wrapped mushrooms and a seaweed salad for hubby. Hubby also opted for some salmon sashimi which he said was very fresh and had nice thick slices.

For kiddo, I ordered the chicken kaarage and the katsudon lunch set since we all share anyway. Unfortunately, kiddo is so used to fried chicken that he barely ate. Sayang talaga yung food that I had him try.

On the flip side, I ate a lot of the wagyu sticks which is so soft and yummy. I also ate the other sticks but shared with my siblings. My sisters also ordered a sushi platter but I don't eat sushi. I do however eat shrimp tempura so we ate 3 orders of that as well. You can also order the fried rice from their sister restaurant. That will just be includ…

The Korean multi-step skin care regimen: it works!

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It's been quite a while since I last blogged and a lot has happened. I have a 7 month old daughter and I've been purchasing items mostly for her. However, I now find myself with more time and was aghast with the condition of my skin. While I was pregnant, I really did have that pregnancy glow. Right now though, all remnants of that glow are gone and my skin is now troubled and uneven.

I wanted to go back to my tried and tested Retinol products but my pediatrician advised me against it since I'm still breastfeeding. So I can't use anything with Retinol, Salicylic acid or those other AHA/BHA acids. I was feeling quite sad so I did what any normal person these days does and turned to Google for some alternatives.

Thanks to Google and several beauty bloggers, I stumbled into the latest fad which is the Korean skin care regimen. In ye olden days, I could get by simply by washing my face and applying a cream. I was in fact using my Ole Henriksen Sheer Transformation cream bu…