Monday, February 28, 2011

weight gain

Ugh! I gained weight again!!! I lost 5 lbs doing zumba. It took forever and I really worked hard, but I gained it all back and more just after a weekend of bingeing. Why, oh why??? Maybe I should look into hoodia diet pills. I've heard they work good. Of course I need to do a little bit more research. I don't want to just stuff anything into my throat without making sure it's safe and effective.

I'm not getting any younger and I've noticed as I age that it's getting harder and harder to lose the extra pounds. I need some help now.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Skin care

I'm 37. And I'm not afraid to say I'm already using anti wrinkle creams. Not that I have wrinkles, I just want to avoid them. I use Oil of Olay at night to keep my skin smooth and supple. The hot water I use for shower is harsh on my skin. It leaves me feeling dry. So I moisturize a lot. And I avoid the sun. That probably explains my Vitamin D deficiency lol.

Am I afraid of old age? No, I'm not. But I'm not going to neglect my appearance. I might not be able to turn back the hands of time but I'm going to try my best to look good even when I'm old.


Since joining facebook a couple of years ago, I've successfully reconnected with a bunch of friends from way back when. It's nice to see all of them after a decade or two. It's been 18 years since I left the Philippines, after all. I've missed them, and I'm very happy to see them once again. Some have aged, some stayed the same, some are married, some not. What surprised me in particular is one friend I'll call "Elvis". Elvis was very scrawny, you see. We all thought he was sort of "feminine", and we thought for sure he was just too shy to come out of the closet. Lo and behold after 2 decades, his FB profile picture is that of a man looking really handsome and buff. I found out that he's married with 3 kids, and has won several body-building contests with the help of discipline, exercise, will power and creatine powder. I am so proud of him! And no, I didn't tell him what we all thought of him back in the day. :-)

zits galore

I just cannot believe this! My zits are back, and they're back with a vengeance. Not only do I have them on my face, I've gotten them on my neck area as well. Could it be from stress? I always blamed my hormones, but I know it's not just hormones when you get it almost the year round. I probably need to talk to my dermatologist and get a prescription for the best acne pills.
I want clear skin. Is it too much to ask?

Sunday, February 13, 2011


When Alexis accidentally dropped and broke our laptop, I vowed not to buy another one for a long long time. I was upset. I was furious. But the internet has been a part our daily lives. We just can't stay away from the web. I looked at pc desktops at first because I thought it would be the better choice for us. It's not mobile, and will be less likely to be dropped. It was a tough choice. We ended up getting a laptop (again). But guess who's not allowed to touch it????


It was a bittersweet goodbye. My friend and co-worker Trish is moving on to a different career path. I'm happy for her coz I know she'll be in a better place. A bit sad because I'll miss her terribly. We had her going away party at El Camino's Mexican restaurant last night. We had a blast! We took lots of pictures and I'll be going to the big box store later for cheap printing.

Trish, the best of luck to you. You know I'm always here for you!!!!

Wednesday, February 09, 2011


Valentine's is just around the corner. Millions of lovers will be celebrating love day. The ladies shall dress to the nines, escorted by guys fully suited up in Tuxedos and bow ties as they enjoy a night of dinner and dance at a five star hotel. NOT! Who am I kidding? In this economy, who can afford such luxury? The super rich perhaps. But for us little people, a dinner and a movie will do. Or maybe even better, movie night at home with popcorn and chips.

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Nifty Spa Covers

I would absolutely love to have a hot tub in our backyard, but Michigan weather can be a bit too rough at times - especially in the winter. This is why we would need to buy spa covers along with the hot tub so it can survive the weather we have here. Of course, it's unlikely we'll have a hot tub any time soon, but it could happen eventually. And when that time comes, we'll definitely get a spa cover to protect it.

Drug Rehab

Too much money is evil. It makes you feel that the world is at your fingertips and you can do whatever you want, whenever you want it. It gives people a sense of entitlement. That's why so many celebrities today end up in drug rehab treatment centers. Have you seen some of these rehab facilities? They look like vacation resorts! I suppose it helps people relax and feel more comfortable about going there, which isn't a bad thing. More importantly, it helps people recover from drug addiction.