My First at Wink Laser & Wax Studio

We all have our firsts! As for me, this was the first time I visited a laser and wax studio. A friend convinced me to try and since my office is near Bonifacio High Street, I didn’t have a hard time looking for the place.

From the moment I entered the door, I knew the WINK LASER & WAX STUDIO was haven. Super friendly staff, clean place and quiet venue.

I told myself I will go for eyebrow cleaning only (since I am not really sure if I can handle a Brazilian wax, haha). So how was my experience? Read ahead!

Venue: Clean and sterile which should be the case for all Laser and Wax Studio. The interiors were simple and well-lighted.

Photo taken from their Facebook Page. Lovely entrance, stars above!
Photo taken from their Facebook Page. Lovely entrance, stars above!
Photo taken from their Facebook Page. Loved the yellow walls!
Photo taken from their Facebook Page. Loved the yellow walls!

Staff: All very friendly and they never fail to explain the steps, they were very knowledgeable about what they were doing. I appreciate this since being a first timer, I really do not have any idea where to start and what’s gonna happen next. Being told what the steps were made me comfortable.

Procedure: Eyebrow cleaning was great! My brows do not have a perfect shape at all that’s why I was so happy after the procedure. Finally! My brows were shaped evenly. That’s not the end of it though, I asked Camz (the lady who assisted me) how painful a Brazilian wax is. She said if my pain tolerance is high, I can definitely handle it. So, I gave it a try. Results! I was more than satisfied and I have no regrets that I gave it a go. What’s even more surprising is that they will check up on you after a few days. I got a text message from them with information on what to do after the waxing service. That’s what I call pure customer service! 🙂

Final verdict: Though it’s my first try, I will never look for another place that offers the same services like Wink Laser & Wax Studio. Giving them a whooping 5/5 stars! Visit the place now 🙂 See rates below and do not forget to like their Page in Facebook. Say goodbye to those hairs!

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The unplanned Baguio trip

It all started with a simple conversation of “Where do we eat?”. Somehow, we planned on eating breakfast at Mercato since we had a slight problem with the event we were supposed to join in. All of a sudden, with only one pair of clothes and a small brown bag, my friends Jude, Hilda and I were on our way to Baguio. Yep, to the cold city where strawberries awaits us.

Baguio 1After 6 hours of travel time from Victory Liner Cubao station (they offer rides to Baguio every hour for P450.00) we arrived at the Summer Capital of the Philippines! Good thing, Jude knows Lyn’s Apartment, a transient room where they stayed before.  If you are just looking for a place to just sleep in, this might be the one you are looking for. The room is not that big but it can accommodate up to 8-12 persons. So, first instinct when we arrived was to sleep! Haha! Yes, since we came straight from our night shift, the stolen sleeping hours at the bus was not enough. We planned on getting out that night to meet our friend Alex who was also in the city. However, due to some circumstances, we ended up ordering food at Jollibee and stayed up all night playing ‘tong-its’. Congrats Jude for winning all our coins! 🙂

Baguio 2Morning came and we found ourselves hungry as ever. So with my ever favorite blue peplum top and leggings, it’s time to hit the road. First stop, Chowking for breakfast which was very near our place. Then we walked along Burnham Park and Children’s Park. I was able to manage walking from one place to another without a jacket, guess my skin turned into a Carabao one already, lol!

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After a few minutes, we decided it’s best to ride a bike. Feeling like kids, we circled to and fro, biked here, pedaled more. This was the highlight of the trip for me. For some reason, I missed biking so much! I felt free as a bird!

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Now it’s time for some prayer. I cannot count how many times I have been to Baguio ever since I was a kid but this was the first time I paid a visit to The Pink Sisters Church. The area was quiet and perfect for adoration. The interiors were very nice and the voices of the nuns were like angels that sent goosebumps on my skin.

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Minesview Park would be a place any tourist or local should not miss when visiting the Summer Capital of the Philippines. This park has a lot to offer, from photo ops with pink horses and big dogs, to throwing coins at a wishing well or just simply sitting on a rock overlooking the lovely view of pavements, houses and green trees.

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Eating and shopping would also be a big YES for this area. As you can see, we had some chocolate ice cream and mangoes, yummy!

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The following photos were taken inside ‘D Igorot Place’. It’s a small museum where you can check all the Igorot hand-made items. It’s heaven for me, all these cute wood carvings, room decors, colorful dream catchers and paintings, they were all unique.

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If only we have a car, yes, I want that Apology wooden thing on my wall or in our receiving area.

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Didn’t know he put on some wacky face! I am very good at that, he got me there! Lol! By the end of the museum trip, I got was this cute sunflower eco bag for P150.00.

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Seemed like walking was one of our favorites here, 252 steps to the top! *ATTENTION: Do not laugh to much when climbing, bad for your health, lol! or else, you wouldn’t make it to the top*. 🙂

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Now that we have visited some famous places, it’s time to hit the market. Raindrops started to fall, quite a place to fall in love with. Wondering what was the receipt about? I told a friend I just wanted to drink some water in this place. Craziness sprouts again, but hey, I really want a mineral water… mineral water from Baguio City. 🙂

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Finally, we were able to make it! Dinner at last with Alex and Weng. Cafe by the Ruins is one of the must-try restaurants here. I did enjoy my Bangus meal and coffee. It was a night of pure fun, enormous laughter and great stories (include some paranoia in it). 🙂

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Last night! Can’t believe our sudden weekend stay was coming to an end. Here we are, with our own version of strawberries and cream.

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Indeed, it may be an unplanned trip, but life is like that. It will stay like that, full of unplanned surprises that will bring excitement to our souls. Baguio City, another memory, thank you for keeping us company with your cold summer nights. Until we see each other again! ♥

Bacolod Guimaras Iloilo Trip Last day

I opened my eyes and declared it was good morning, haha! Coffee time again with Hilda and Gen. We only have one plan for this day, since Mhadzs’ flight and mine were earlier than the others, Ampy and Anna accompanied us to the Iloilo Musuem.Bacolod Guimaras Iloilo Batch 4 (1) Bacolod Guimaras Iloilo Batch 4 (2) Bacolod Guimaras Iloilo Batch 4 (3)The dress coincidence 🙂

Bacolod Guimaras Iloilo Batch 4 (4) Bacolod Guimaras Iloilo Batch 4 (5) Bacolod Guimaras Iloilo Batch 4 (6) Bacolod Guimaras Iloilo Batch 4 (7) Bacolod Guimaras Iloilo Batch 4 (8) Don’t you just love my dress? Starry one and I got it for only 350.00! Great catch!

Bacolod Guimaras Iloilo Batch 4 (9) Paper earrings for sale!

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Bacolod Guimaras Iloilo Batch 4 (17) Can’t get enough of my dress

Bacolod Guimaras Iloilo Batch 4 (18) Raining again???

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Remember how bad I felt on the first day since I was not able to sit near the window? Well, God answered my prayer and gave me more than what I asked for, I SAW A RAINBOW! ♥ He never fails!

Last words about the trip… it was AWEsome! Great people to travel places with and super duper fun stories with a bit of drama in between. Coffee talks and more talks with long walks will always be memorable.

Bacolod Guimaras Iloilo Trip Day 3

At 5 am my alarm went off, since I slept with my swimsuit on, I was ready in a few minutes with hopes of catching the sunrise. Sad to say, it was raining and I ended up having 2 cups of coffee. Morning talks were good, Hilda and Gen were early birds too, it was a big plus because our background music were songs of “The Creed”. I still wished I was able to watch them live but that’s okay. We talked about certain things, from real life experiences up to some old boring stuff. While waiting for the others to wake up, we decided to tour the area and my oh my, we found this wonderful cave! Too bad I still don’t have the photos with me, still need to grab them.

Bacolod Guimaras Iloilo Trip Day 3 (1)Breakfast time!

Bacolod Guimaras Iloilo Trip Day 3 (2)Wet in the morning, yes, I swim first most of the time.

Villa Igang

Who can resist right?

Bacolod Guimaras Iloilo Trip Day 3 (3) Guimaras mangoes, so yellow!

Bacolod Guimaras Iloilo Trip Day 3 (4) One last group photo, Andy left early. 😦

Bacolod Guimaras Iloilo Trip Day 3 (5)There’s always a first time, and this was one of hers.

Bacolod Guimaras Iloilo Trip Day 3 (6) Bridges over Villa Igang

Bacolod Guimaras Iloilo Trip Day 3 (7) Touring around the area again

Bacolod Guimaras Iloilo Trip Day 3 (8) Bacolod Guimaras Iloilo Trip Day 3 (9)Meet me at the end of world, the secret sanctuary. Make sure you find this heaven!

Bacolod Guimaras Iloilo Trip Day 3 (10) Anna on top of the world

Bacolod Guimaras Iloilo Trip Day 3 (11) Hilda injured 😦

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Nipa huts and reflections

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Bacolod Guimaras Iloilo Trip Day 3 (20)I know I gained weight… but who cares? The rocks didn’t say anything when I leaned to them, lol!

Bacolod Guimaras Iloilo Trip Day 3 (21) The yellow ladies!

Bacolod Guimaras Iloilo Trip Day 3 (22) Bacolod Guimaras Iloilo Trip Day 3 (23)One of the many advantages of being small, squeezing myself into tiny spaces. 🙂

Bacolod Guimaras Iloilo Trip Day 3 (24) Bacolod Guimaras Iloilo Trip Day 3 (25) Bacolod Guimaras Iloilo Trip Day 3 (26) Ehem, my signature beach pose!

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Bacolod Guimaras Iloilo Trip Day 3 (35) Bacolod Guimaras Iloilo Trip Day 3 (36) Time to offer some prayerBacolod Guimaras Iloilo Trip Day 3 (37) Bacolod Guimaras Iloilo Trip Day 3 (38) Bacolod Guimaras Iloilo Trip Day 3 (39) Bacolod Guimaras Iloilo Trip Day 3 (40) I caught him flying!

Bacolod Guimaras Iloilo Trip Day 3 (41) Bacolod Guimaras Iloilo Trip Day 3 (42) Bacolod Guimaras Iloilo Trip Day 3 (43) Never leave Guimaras without any mangoes!

Bacolod Guimaras Iloilo Trip Day 3 (44) Life is short, so buy many mangoes as long as you can, haha!

Bacolod Guimaras Iloilo Trip Day 3 (45) Bacolod Guimaras Iloilo Trip Day 3 (46)Afternoon, we went back to Iloilo and stayed at Ongbun again. Nothing beats the real La Paz Batchoy.

Bacolod Guimaras Iloilo Trip Day 3 (47) Bacolod Guimaras Iloilo Trip Day 3 (48) We looked like twins here!

Bacolod Guimaras Iloilo Trip Day 3 (49) Bacolod Guimaras Iloilo Trip Day 3 (50) Bacolod Guimaras Iloilo Trip Day 3 (51)Gen had been before which was a great advantage because we don’t need any tourist guide anymore. She knows where to bring us and what to show us. This was one of the highlight of the trip, visiting old churches.

Bacolod Guimaras Iloilo Trip Day 3 (52)Yes, the late Pope John Paul II visited the place, how I wish I was there.

Bacolod Guimaras Iloilo Trip Day 3 (53) Bacolod Guimaras Iloilo Trip Day 3 (54) Bacolod Guimaras Iloilo Trip Day 3 (55) Bacolod Guimaras Iloilo Trip Day 3 (56) Bacolod Guimaras Iloilo Trip Day 3 (57)I didn’t buy lots of food and sweets, promise! 🙂

Bacolod Guimaras Iloilo Trip Day 3 (58) Searching for souvenirs

Bacolod Guimaras Iloilo Trip Day 3 (59)My dinner plate at the famous “Breakthrough” Restaurant. I swear, seafood never tasted this great!

Bacolod Guimaras Iloilo Trip Day 3 (60) Hmmmm… who ate this? haha!

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Back in our hotel room, my feet trembling due to excessive swimming and walking. I need to put my legs up. If I can only sleep this way, I could have done that.

Bacolod Guimaras Iloilo Trip Day 2

Goooooooood morning! High spirits! I know, my usually morning exercise is smiling. Time to stretch my facial muscles, plus do not forget the coffee.

BGI 2012 Batch 2 (1) BGI 2012 Batch 2 (2) BGI 2012 Batch 2 (3) The traveling fashionista’s Ampy and Kim.

BGI 2012 Batch 2 (4) Wearing the cutest flats on earth!

BGI 2012 Batch 2 (5) BGI 2012 Batch 2 (6) They are all so busy, and I am busy making fun of them too! Lol!

The ruins

Morning view

BGI 2012 Batch 2 (7) Again, we decided to visit “The Ruins” though it rained. We just can’t get enough of this place. For the nth time, I was in awe with its beauty.

BGI 2012 Batch 2 (8) BGI 2012 Batch 2 (9) BGI 2012 Batch 2 (10) BGI 2012 Batch 2 (11) Be mine yellow flower, I was itching to place this behind my ears! 🙂

BGI 2012 Batch 2 (12)Yummy breakfast

BGI 2012 Batch 2 (13)And their mouth watering cake… heaven!

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BGI 2012 Batch 2 (16) Maskara’s

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BGI 2012 Batch 2 (19) Prenup, the rain and The Ruins

BGI 2012 Batch 2 (20)We only have an hour left to check out some old houses, we first visited Balay Negrese. It is a must that you visit these houses. The smell of old books, windows and hearing your foot steps always bring a different feeling.

BGI 2012 Batch 2 (21) BGI 2012 Batch 2 (22) Who wants to play “sungka”?

BGI 2012 Batch 2 (23) Oh! I love this!

BGI 2012 Batch 2 (24) BGI 2012 Batch 2 (25) Can’t imagine how one lives in a basement like this. I want to go inside but it’s kinda creepy.

BGI 2012 Batch 2 (26) BGI 2012 Batch 2 (27) The little museum inside Balay Negrese where you can find paintings, masks, art wires and souvenirs.

BGI 2012 Batch 2 (28) BGI 2012 Batch 2 (29) I met the man who made this… 🙂 He’s a kind man with artistic hands.

BGI 2012 Batch 2 (30) BGI 2012 Batch 2 (31) BGI 2012 Batch 2 (32) BGI 2012 Batch 2 (33) BGI 2012 Batch 2 (34) BGI 2012 Batch 2 (35) BGI 2012 Batch 2 (36) BGI 2012 Batch 2 (37) BGI 2012 Batch 2 (38)Next stop, Jalandoni Museum. Anyone who loves dresses will truly be inspired when they see this place. They were able to keep those special “Barong at Saya’s”. Finding one copy of the oldest Reader’s Digest was exciting!

BGI 2012 Batch 2 (39) BGI 2012 Batch 2 (40) BGI 2012 Batch 2 (41) BGI 2012 Batch 2 (42) BGI 2012 Batch 2 (43) BGI 2012 Batch 2 (44) Ceilings were imported from Germany.

BGI 2012 Batch 2 (45) BGI 2012 Batch 2 (46) BGI 2012 Batch 2 (47) BGI 2012 Batch 2 (48) I’d be happy to wear this!

BGI 2012 Batch 2 (49) And this too!

BGI 2012 Batch 2 (50) BGI 2012 Batch 2 (51) BGI 2012 Batch 2 (52) BGI 2012 Batch 2 (53) BGI 2012 Batch 2 (54) BGI 2012 Batch 2 (55) BGI 2012 Batch 2 (56) BGI 2012 Batch 2 (57) BGI 2012 Batch 2 (58) BGI 2012 Batch 2 (59) BGI 2012 Batch 2 (60)By lunchtime, we were at the port already. We need to ride one so we can go to our next stop, Guimaras Island! 🙂 Finally, swimming time!

BGI 2012 Batch 2 (61) BGI 2012 Batch 2 (62) BGI 2012 Batch 2 (63) BGI 2012 Batch 2 (64) BGI 2012 Batch 2 (65) BGI 2012 Batch 2 (66)Quick stop at the “Pitstop” for the famous Mango Pizza.

BGI 2012 Batch 2 (67) BGI 2012 Batch 2 (68) BGI 2012 Batch 2 (69) Not bad! I really can’t imagine how one can come up with this type of pizza, but it was one of the best I have ever tasted. Cheese and mango does not sound bad at all!

BGI 2012 Batch 2 (70) Make sure to take a bite!

BGI 2012 Batch 2 (71)Gen and Andy with my Clubhouse sandwich

BGI 2012 Batch 2 (72) While they were resting/sleeping… we were swimming and laughing our ass out! Thanks Gen for your effortless way of making us laugh.

“May problema ba tayo?”, “Wala, kasi walang namang tayo diba?”! OMG! It was crazy I swear!

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I swam and swam and swam until I can no longer walk, haha!

Bacolod Guimaras Iloilo Trip Day 1

Mom used to say “Kaya ka pala gala kasi may nunal ka sa paa” / “The reason why you are always out is because of the mole on your foot.” That was like an old school saying, but I believed her. Since 2007, I have traveled to different places here in our country. Believe me, I still have a long list up to now. But as of the mean time, I plan not to travel too much for 2013. Usually I would be the first one to plan certain travels for different group of friends. Now, I am the one declining, haha! Only accepted two major out of towns because they are important, weddings of loved one always are! I guess, 5 years is enough for now and I would like to take things seriously.

So for now, let me share my last unforgettable travel experience for 2012. Our Bacolod, Guimaras, Iloilo Trip! This is a late post but I won’t forgive myself if I can’t blog this before the year ends. Just by looking at these photos, you can say, we really had a great time. And yes, you will notice I am always in or near the water bodies. 🙂

We left Manila around 4pm and landed Bacolod by 5pm. It was a quick trip, sad though because I was not able to get the seat near the window. My body feels tired since we came straight from night shift, but I CANNOT sleep, due to excessive excitement.
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The travel team, left to right, front and back (Hilda, Kim, Gen, Anna, Ampy and Andy)

BGI Trip 2012 (4)Of course, first stop would be the “The Ruins”. One word “Breathtaking”! I cannot stop admiring how lovely it look. The driver said, “Too bad you missed the sunset, where you can really see the true beauty of the ruins”. I have to agree but you know, seeing it at night will also be one of the best things in life.

BGI Trip 2012 (5)The walls that I can’t stop touching, haha! I have this thing with old and vintage stuff. Walking here makes me feel so in touch with the past.
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BGI Trip 2012 (16) BGI Trip 2012 (17)I got a pretty model, meet Kim 🙂

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I could not ask for more 🙂

BGI Trip 2012 (20) BGI Trip 2012 (21) After visiting “The Ruins” we went straight to Ong Bun which was located in the city. Of course, our hungry stomachs would not let us sleep the night away though all of us are sooooooo tired to the highest level.

BGI Trip 2012 (22) While waiting for our food at Manukan, it’s a street of restaurant and believe me… the place smells so good!

BGI Trip 2012 (23) BGI Trip 2012 (24)A few chats here and there while waiting for our food.

BGI Trip 2012 (25) Gen, the coke model 🙂

BGI Trip 2012 (26) BGI Trip 2012 (27) BGI Trip 2012 (28) BGI Trip 2012 (29) BGI Trip 2012 (30)And the night ends with this! Weeeee! The best Chicken Inasal for only 116 each! *Burp*

Second Sunday of December

December is fast! Can’t catch it! So I better enjoy the ride. This time, Ghel, Jambi, Ton and I decided to have a mini trip. Didn’t expect it to be so so fun! From Binangonan, we headed straight to Caleruega since we wanted to catch the 11:00 AM Mass, too bad we didn’t make it, but it’s okay we just prayed silently. After a few (honestly, tons) of pictorial here and there, we had our late lunch at M&M’s Bulalohan. Once full, we visited the Mahogany Market to buy some beef and pineapples! Yes! Pineapples, they taste so sweet! 🙂 We skipped People’s park and Ton brought us to People’s Park in the Sky. The view was awesome, oh high places makes me high. Our photos were all crazy, I guess I have no ‘normal’ pic in here, haha! Last stop was at Starbucks Nuvali where I claimed my planner (jumps up and down with excitement). I finally have my 2013 planner, excited to write on it with my new gold and silver pens.

So there, please do check our photos below, just don’t be shocked with our wacky and super funny poses. Can’t help it, just so happy today! (Big smile on my face)

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More info about CALERUEGA from their brochure 🙂

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