Thursday, July 27, 2017

Travel Vlog : Let's go to Negros Oriental

Hey guys. I'll do a major throwback about my trip to Negros Oriental. I've decided to make a travel vlog to document my experiences there. Let's go and explore these places together. First, I'll showcase Pulangbato waterfalls, Red Rock Hotspring Resort, then go to Twin Lakes Balinsasayao. 

My Travel Vlog : Let's go to Negros Oriental 

Some information 
Pulangbato falls  literally means red rocks. It's located in the Ocoy valley, town of Valencia, Negros Oriental. It takes 30 - 40 minutes away from Dumaguete. The place got its name from the reddish color of the rocks found everywhere in the waterfalls. The color of the rocks get its natural color from Mt. Talinis, an active volcano. By the way, Valencia is known for its geothermal sources of energy like those red rocks somehow.

If there's a volcano, then expectedly there should be some hot spring resort like the RED ROCK HOTSPRING resort just found nearby. These waters here contain powerful ions, minerals and radioactive gases. All these have healing benefits to the body.


PULANGBATO WATERFALLS
Address: Red river Valley resort, Brgy. Malabo, Valencia, Negros Oriental
Entrance : P 20

RED ROCK HOTSPRING RESORT
Address : Caidiocan, Valencia, 6215, Negros Oriental
Phone # : 0916 451 0113

Next, TWIN LAKES BALINSASAYAO. This is located in the town of Sibulan, Negros Oriental. It usually takes less than an hour from Dumaguete City. It is a perfect getaway if you're looking for some real fun and adventure. Just the perfect escape from the city itself.

HOW TO GO THERE?     
1. Take a tricycle. Tell the driver that your destination is the terminal of the jeep / bus going to SAN JOSE.
2. From there, tell the driver that you need to drop off the junction going to Lake Balinsasayao. Your key point is that this area is after you pass by the Sibulan proper and just remind the driver once again.
3. After you get off, it will be an uphill climb.
4. No need to worry because there are many motorcycles waiting 
( habal-habal in our dialect) for hire. Hire a motorcycle going up to the twin lakes. 
5. Make some arrangement with the driver. In our case, we paid P 300 / person including waiting time for 3 hours and two-way route already.
**Prices may vary according to how you negotiate with the driver.
  
Twin Lakes Balinsasayao RATES
Entrance fee - P10 / person and P30 / car
Umbrella cottage - P 100 / day (donation only for those who will not eat)
Big bangka (boat) - P 250 / hour up to 7 pax
Kayak - P 100 / hour

 ** Prices may change without prior notice.

I guess that's pretty much it. It was fun  writing about this.  So guys, if you are in Dumaguete, plan a side trip and go to this place. It's a good location to experience ZEN and be ONE with nature. Till next time. See you in my next travel destination.
--- Belle

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Review : Onsaemeein Yogurt Peeling Gel

Hello lovely friends! I am back to introduce a new product I've tested recently. This item has so many good reviews on the Althea website and that was enough reason to buy and test this out. The name of this product is the Yogurt Peeling Gel by the Onsaemeein. 


What's it about?
It is a peeling gel that has some yogurt extract. Yogurt actually has a lot of Vitamin B and protein and softens rough skin instantly. In addition, this product also contains goat's milk for moisturizing and conditioning and papaya extract to condition the skin. It is basically made to remove dead skin cells and sebum, condition and improve skin tone and increase skin's elasticity.

How To Use It?
With a clean face, apply a generous amount of this yogurt peeling gel on the face. Massage it for about a minute or so. Rinse it with lukewarm water.


SIZE: It has 100ml.
SMELL: It has a very mild scent to it.
TEXTURE: It's like a creamy consistency that feels very light on the skin.
PACKAGING: The product comes in this white plastic container. It  also has a small plastic spatula which is very useful to scoop out the product.




This photo reminds me of a cute ice cream tub.

How the product looks on my hand

After spreading it on the skin

After seconds of massaging the hand, then this happens ^ ^ 

Wow, OMG! Don't judge me ^ ^
After rinsing, the skin feels very soft, smooth and glowing. :)




PROS

  • It smells pretty good. 
  • The price point is relatively affordable compared to the others.
  • It's very gentle and soothing to use on the face and skin.
  • It really exfoliates the dead skin cells instantly. 
  • It makes the skin smooth and soft.
  • You can also use this on your feet, knees and other body parts that needs exfoliation.

CONS
  • It's hard to get a hold of this in the Philippines.
  • The effect on the skin is pretty temporary. 
  • That's it.

My Overall Thoughts
I am quite satisfied with this product right here. It does what it claims to do. Plus, I also use this on my neck, feet and other body parts and it doesn't disappoint. Will I recommend this? Absolutely. This is a good peeling gel to use to anyone looking for an effective and gentle way to exfoliate the skin. Hope you find this helpful. Stay beautiful inside and out.
---Belle


Thursday, July 20, 2017

Self-help Skills to Adulting

Welcome back to my blog everyone. I have here a pretty different content that isn't about the normal ones I present. I choose this because being an adult sometimes takes a toll on us and we always need that helping hand once in a while, right? I hope this helps and let's get started. 

My Random Photo Diary While At Work Through The Years














They are my Top 10 Self-help Skills to Adulting 
1. If it feels wrong, don't do it.
Usually our instincts tell us beforehand if it's going to work out or not. That gut feel sometimes gives us a warning to be careful in making decisions. With that said, always think it over and be wiser.

2. Everyone doesn't have to like you.
Oh yes darling. Even if we're the kindest one, still people will judge and even criticize. As long as you keep your close friends and family around, then they alone matter the most and you're good to go. At the end of the day, people who care will always understand and those who don't will just offer superficial treatments.

3. Don't be afraid to say NO.
This is a hard lesson I had to deal with while growing up. You know that feeling you want to fit in so you want to say yes and agree as often as you can. Well, that was a  bad bad choice I used to do. Saying no after all is very liberating. It distinguishes the boundary of knowing what you want and what you don't. 

4. Drama is a waste of time.
Yes please. This I've learned from my hubby. The more you deal with drama and negative situations, the more you draw negative energy closer to you. That is basically stressful and draining. Just always face each day with a smile and positive heart.

5. Be kind always.
This is a golden rule. In every situation we are in, it always pays to be kind. It's like kindness begets kindness. Doing it that way, I'm pretty sure you'll never go wrong. 

6. Work hard.
This is always a challenge if our schedule tends to be demanding at times. Working hard a everyday may sound easy but always difficult to do all the time. Trust me I've been there and I tell you it's no fun. I also believe that by working hard, we tend to be productive and our future seems brighter. These 2 kinds of motivation are all I think about and I can get through each day. 

7. Keep your manners intact.
Yes to this. Our manners always speak of who we are. Unfortunately, many people forget or tend not to do this. Still, life is always better if we  hold our head high without stepping on the shoes of others. That always attracts positive energy and luck.

8. Stop and breathe once in a while.
Definitely. It is the best thing to do if we are in the middle of a rat race. Besides, having a good cup of tea or coffee always relaxes the body and soothes the mind even for a short time. Once you do this, the circulation of your blood is also distributed normally if you breathe in and out and do some stretching too. It truly helps.

9. You can't control every single thing.
Surely girl. Sometimes even if we have planned everything perfectly, things are just bound to mess up whether we like it or not. As long as you keep a flexible mind and open heart then it will be alright. If you don't know how to do it, seek help and learn. If things don't go your way, let it be. Try better next time again.

10. Always choose happiness.
Having a happy disposition about everything really changes the game plan to a much higher level. Why? If you stay happy, it attracts more luck and blessings I believe. Also, doing things that make you happy will always yield to satisfaction and contentment and in return boost your confidence. It's just like a ripple effect.

There you have it my friends. Hope you find it helpful. Let's do our share and motivate each other for our betterment and development too. Thanks for reading this. Take care and always love life. Cheers to being an adult.

---Belle

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Sachi Authentic Japanese Ramen and Okonomiyaki + VLOG

After my trip to Japan, I've been on a hunt to find good Japanese foods that can be locally found here in Cebu City. I've found this restaurant online and their reviews are pretty much positive. I guess that was enough basis for us to try their dishes. Let's dig in. Friends, I will now introduce my food trip adventure in Sachi, an Authentic Japanese Ramen and Okonomiyaki restaurant.


My Food Vlog


While waiting for our turn to get inside

The interiors + rush hour

The menu


Top: Yakisoba with pork and squid costs P150 / Bottom: Miso costs soup P35

Tantan men ( Pork Bones with Sesame seeds and Japanese spices) spicy flavor costs P260 and Takuyaki balls cost P 90


Beef teriyaki rice costs P190



Slurp--> Yummy

Thank you Sachi. That was indeed a flavorful Japanese dinner once again. 




Where it is located?
  • Fourth Floor, The Terraces, Ayala Center Cebu
  • M. L. Quezon Avenue, Cabancalan Mandaue City
  • B F Mactan Strip M. L. Quezon National Highway, Pajo, Lapu-lapu City
  • Ground Floor Parkmall

My Top 5 Food Choices
  • Tantan Men 
  • Okonomiyaki 
  • Takuyaki balls
  • Beef Teriyaki Rice 
  • Gyuza
It's a wrap for us guys. Thanks for joining our food trip adventure today. Till next time. 
--- Belle

Monday, July 17, 2017

Landers Superstore in Cebu + VLOG

Hello guys. This time I'll bring you along my visit to this famous store that is called Lander's Superstore in Cebu. It's basically a membership that offers a wide variety of products to its members. 

Advantages of being a member
  • They have their own barber shop inside the premises. Federal Barbers provide free hair cut services to its members.
  • Lander's also offer fuel discount of P 2.00 off for every liter of gas and a discount of P1.50 off for every liter of diesel.
  • You can enjoy good and delicious coffee in their very own Doppio coffee shop. It also offers cakes and ice cream.
  • It has their own dining area. You can enjoy their pizza, pasta, fries, fried chicken and their new addition that is the burger with Angus beef.
  • Shoppers can always discover new things especially imported products. Every shopping experience is always a new experience.
  • The prices of basic goods especially the imported ones are a bit cheaper than the other local supermarkets.

Where is it located?
It's located at # 23 Minore Park, Cardinal Rosales Ave. Cor. Pope John Paul II , Mabolo, Cebu City.


My Vlog

Hello there beautiful flowers



You'll be greeted by these beautiful orchids as you enter. 



Imported Chocolates



Their furniture section here


Spices overload


Imported snacks

More Chocolates



Cheese

More cheese






Their cashier counters

Waiting for our foods


Pizza is here



Doppio Coffee Shop





My Top 15 Favorite Finds
1. Their foods in their Dining are like their pizza, pasta and fried chicken
2. Alcoholic Beverages like wine selections 
3. Imported snacks 
4. Chocolates both locally and internally made
5. Western beauty items and tools
6. Spices overload
7. Organic products 
8. Their tasty pastries
9. Sauces, spreads, dips and dressings
10. Their selection of ice cream especially their wine flavored ones
11. Fresh fruits and vegetables.
12. Meat section including imported ones
13. Many selections of juices including imported and organic ones
14. Goods for babies like toiletries
15. Healthy alternatives for breakfast like cereals with dried fruits and even more

That's it for me. See you in my next new discovery of good foods and interesting things. Take care guys and always stay hungry.
---Belle

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