La Union: Second Time’s The Charm

They say that second time’s the charm, and in case of La Union, it is true!
The first time I went to La Union was almost four years ago, during the sem break of my first year in med school. My friends and I stayed at Urbiz Garden Plage, the one featured in I’m Drunk, I Love You (you’ll get this if you’re into Pinoy movies like me hehe). It was a memorable trip since it’s when I first tried surfing. Also, bonfire by the beach never fails. Ever.
On this travel diary, I’ll share how my friends and I literally just chilled in San Juan, La Union.

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Travel Diary: Two Girls Plus Baler

I realized that one way to enjoy a trip is to always lower your expectations. I never thought I would have such a blast in Baler, Aurora, considering that I’ve only tried surfing once prior to that trip (with a coach, of course haha) and that I am more of a hiking/sight-seeing type of traveller than a beach lover. I learned that Baler is so much more than its big waves and happy surfers!

If you only have a night and a bit short of two days to spend for an out-of-town trip, I definitely suggest going to Baler in Aurora. Here’s a photo diary of what happens when you set two extroverted girls on a trip up north!

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Grateful

Before February, the best month ever, officially ends, I would like to thank everyone who has been a part of this blog. You may be a friend or a relative of mine who is sometimes obliged to like and occasionally share my posts on Facebook (hehe), a colleague in the hospital, or we may be perfect strangers (just like the song diba hahaha), basta whoever you are, I am always grateful for the time you spend reading my entries. I do hope that you learn from what I write or are entertained by my musings.

Two nights ago, before sleeping, I followed an advice from the self-help books that I’ve read, and started writing a list of things I was grateful for. I was about to write the 30th entry (of course, this blog and all the readers are part of the list!), when I realized that the list may reach up to a hundred or more. I was not in the mood to write that much so I decided to stop, and just write a list on a weekly basis, every Sunday (kasi ambisyosa naman na magawa ko to without fail every night, #realtalk). I slept with a happy heart, and woke up with a very big smile on my face (not kidding, sobrang gaan ng pakiramdam ko the following morning). So guys, I guess it’s just normal for people like us to yearn for things (or people, char) we don’t have yet, but the most important part is that while we long and work hard for these things, we appreciate the people and experiences that we have/had in our lives. So there, thank you from the bottom of my heart, and happy second anniversary to us!

Here’s to more years of blogging, learning, and living!

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Rach

My morning skin care regimen plus the moisturizers and sunscreens that I love

Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post.

I recently posted about the importance of knowing your skin type in order to follow an appropriate skin care regimen. In this post, I am going to share with you the few products I use every morning and the best moisturizers and sunscreens that I have tried so far. Here’s the truth — the key to a good skin is consistency, dedication, and discipline (naks, parang fitness lang haha). In short, there is no such thing as “a magical cream” to achieve a clear, healthy skin with just a single application!

My morning skin care regimen is so basic that I don’t have a hard time doing it every single day. Note that my skin is innately dry. However, I would still talk about options for those with an oily skin type. Here’s my regimen, including product reviews:

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On PMS and happiness

If there is one thing I am certain about in this world, it would be the fact that LIFE ISN’T FAIR. Why? Because women get premenstrual syndrome (PMS) every month while men do not have to deal with the effects of hormones on their mental stability. Well, except for those who have girlfriends with the worst PMS. They do have to deal with it, too; they have no choice. Haha!

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