Sunday, May 31, 2009

Lumiere Brush Haul

Finally, after more than 2 months of waiting for my pre-buy brushes from Lumiere...

the whole loot

the Kabuki Family

the Duo Fiber Optic Collection

Can't get over how cute the baby buki is! lol


These are uber-soft vegan brushes that just glides on my face...feels like silk on skin. The heads are full and I feel this will evenly apply my mineral foundie and blushes like a charm.

I believe a lot of you gals participated in the pre-buy, how did you find your babies?

Essie in MAcks

Got myself a pedi today.

I came in the nail salon with OPI Lincoln After Dark (luv luv this color, too)

then came out with...

Red-hoT nails

pardon the show of feet, as i didn't have my nails done

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Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Rant on Las Pinas PO


I received a notice from the PO (Las Pinas PO) that I have a package I need to claim from them. On the notice card, it just states I need to pay P35 bucks for customs tax. I have work during weekdays, so I asked my Dad to get it for me. Lo and behold, when my Dad got there, he was asked to pay P1,295 in addition to the 35 bucks he already paid. And as far as I know, my total bill only amounted to $48, w/o shipping (usually, those taxed are above $50). Unbelievable! For a couple of make-up brushes (from the pre-buy of Lumiere), I had to pay more than half of what my actual purchase cost. My Dad was even offered to just pay a thousand bucks, but without my hard-earned money will just fall into the pockets of those no-good crooks who are no better than the "buwayas" on the road, who squeezes the hell out of us yet we can't do anything about it. CORRUPTION really what we are now?!?!? I just cringe everytime I see my payslip, and see how much of my salary-- a by-product of my blood, sweat, tears-- goes to nothing...err...i meant tax. date I still don't have the Dad was adamant not to get it... I don't blame him...but the vain and crazy side of me is thinking of those brushes I've waited for so long (coz of the pre-buy). I really need to get my brushes, but is there any way not to pay those ridiculously high tax?!? Oh, my, what's a girl to do?

A Spankin' New Cam

Lookie what I just got!

Finally got my own Lumix LX3...after coveting it for some time now!

Well...i just need to figure what all the settings are for.

And finally, I'll have some decent pictures to post.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

A letter to Santa

Dear Santa,

I've been a good girl...a very very good girl this year... and one of the things I want for Christmas is this

Canon Poweshot SX10
Sophisticated Technology for Still Images and Movies. Whether the action is fast or slow, close up or far away, you'll always get the shot you want with the PowerShot SX10 IS. This camera puts you on the cutting edge of advanced technology, with an incredibly powerful 20x Optical Zoom, 10-megapixel resolution, and new DIGIC 4 Image Processor for high-performance face and motion detection.
Neat huh, am not yet ready for an SLR (budget-wise and tech-wise), so this will do for now.

I'm back

So, long hiatus for me. I've been hibernating like crazy. LOL. Well, I actually got so swamped with work...yeah...been engrossed in livin out the life of a corporate slave (very apt!). So after a long weekend of doin' absolutel nothing...did i say nothing...well, that's just me...

Boy, am I glad to be back.. so much has happened in my life lately, sadly I was not able to post it.

Why don't I start fresh? Well, for starters, I am on my 2-week leave! 2 whole weeks! Hell, yeah!We have this policy at the company I'm working for wherein it's mandated(seriously!) for employees to have a 7-straight-day leave, excluding weekends. Why? To establish work-life-balance, or so they say. Well, who am I to complain right.

Then, my team got axed! Not good! My first thought was, Ack not another series of job interviews...well, interviews are ok, what i hate is the medical exam part! The blood, the urine... you get the picture! Yeah, I was seriously contemplating losing a job. Turned out, we will be transferred (dispersed is a more likely term) to other teams/processes. Support from upper management and HR has been tremendous, they really went out of their way to make the transition smooth, with our best interest at heart. I mean, in my previous stint (call center standpoint) if the account gets sacked for whatever reason(client all of a sudden wanted to pull out just coz they feel like it) everyone's on the line, from agents to leaders to managers! I'm really beginning to heart this company!So, good, right! At least I'm not gonna be part of the unemployment statistics. Sad part is, our team will be distributed, coz no team could accomodate taking in all of us. So we had to go our separate ways... it's just sad that after 6 sweet months with a great team, you had to say your goodbyes and move on and start again. sounds melodramatic, but... well... i'm melodramatic... Ok, ok, I'll spare you the drama!

So that's it, I'm gonna transfer to a different process when I get back, third week of Nov. And I'll be saying goodbye to ever-convenient-so-close-to-everything Ayala, and hello to Net3 at the Fort. Yeah I need a car! Am gonna buy...soon...or maybe later! Plus I need a small condo unit. But first, I need to save up... really really save up. Well..after my trips...maybe!

Next, I'm going on beach trip this weekend, and I heard there's a storm brewing. But it's still a big GO according to my fearless i-don't-care-about-any-storm friends. So there, I'll repost again... if i get back.

Of course I'll be back... there's not a drop of rain here! And we called up peeps in Galera and they confirmed that weather is good, may not be all sunny, but not raging either. So Galera, here we come!

Sunday, April 6, 2008

What's in a Name?

I learned bout this site from fellow blogger addict Liz of Li(z)terati.

You entered: ___________

There are 14 letters in your name.
Those 14 letters total to 62
There are 6 vowels and 8 consonants in your name.

What your first name means:

GermanFemaleFeminine form of Bernard: From an Old German compound meaning bear-hard, or brave as a bear.
FrenchFemaleA feminine form of Bernard. St Bernadette was a French peasant girl whose 19th century visions of Virgin Mary prompted the establishment of the Roman Catholic shrine at Lourdes. Feminine of Bernard. St. Bernadette was canonized in 1933.

Your number is: 8

The characteristics of #8 are: Practical endeavors, status oriented, power-seeking, high-material goals.

The expression or destiny for #8:
Your Expression is represented by the number 8. The 8 Expression is well-equipped in a managerial sense. You have outstanding organizational and administrative capabilities. You have the potential for considerable achievement in business or other powerful positions. You can expect to receive the financial and material rewards. You have the skill and abilities to establish or operate a business with great efficiency. You have good judgment when it comes to money and commercial matters, and you understand how to build and accumulate material wealth. Much of your success (or lack of it) may come due to your ability (or inability) to judge character. With the number 8 Expression, you exercise sound judgment in most of your affairs; you are realistic and practical in your approach to business matters.

The positive 8 Expression produces individuals that are very ambitious and goal-oriented. If the 8 energy is not in excess in your makeup, you will no doubt express these traits to some extent. No one has any more energy that a person with the 8 Expression who has a plan laid and is starting to work. No one has any more self-confidence, either. If you are expressing the positive qualities of 8, you are an outstanding manager because you can plan, initiate, and complete projects; you are very dependable and determined.

As it always happens, there can be too much of a good thing. If you have too much of the 8 energy in your makeup, you may express some of the negative attitudes. A negative 8 can be very rigid and stubborn. Ambition sometimes has a way of becoming over-ambition, and you may express an unreasonable impatience with the lack of progress. If your negative side is showing, you may be too exacting, both of yourself and of others. Sometimes this can even becomes a case of intolerance.

The number 8 is very materialistic and also very desirous of status and power. Neither of these drives are inherently negative unless they are taken to an extreme. You must avoid the tendency to strain after money, material matters, status, or power, to the detriment of the other important factors in your life.

Your Soul Urge number is: 8

A Soul Urge number of 8 means:
With an 8 soul urge, you have a natural flair for big business and the challenges imposed by the commercial world. Power, status and success are very important to you. You have strong urges to supervise, organize and lead. Material desires are also very pronounced. You have good executive abilities, and with these, confidence, energy and ambition.

Your mind is analytical and judgment sound; you're a good judge of material values and also human character. Self-controlled, you rarely let emotions cloud judgment. You are somewhat of an organizer at heart, and you like to keep those beneath you organized and on a proper track. This is a personality that wants to lead, not follow. You want to be known for your planning ability and solid judgment.

The negative aspects of the 8 soul urge are the often dominating and exacting attitude. You may have a tendency to be very rigid, sometimes stubborn.

Your Inner Dream number is: 9

An Inner Dream number of 9 means:
You dream of being creative, intellectual, and universal; the selfless humanitarian. You understand the needy and what to help them. You would love to be a person people count on for support and advice.

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