Choco Munchies

Last night my younger sister surprised me with this yummy chocolatey thing called Choco Munchies.

 For the chocolate lovers

A closer look! So mouth watery!

Last one for a happy heart!

For all those who wants try this you can order or visit this address. I am just not sure if they do delivery since my sister’s friend just handed it to her over. Ribonette’s Bakeshop Dingguinbayan St. Tipas, Taguig City Tel No. 02-6424280 Cel No. 09062338341.

Want a taste of happiness, have a taste of Choco Munchies!

Supermodels in all of us

I am a frustrated model, needless to say, America’s Next Top Model instantly became my favorite show of all time. Currently running on air would be Season 17 known as All Stars. I would just love to look back on those other cycles. Honestly, since they have been on air for quite sometime, I often get confused as to what season a certain girl came from, so I did a little research and made my own collage so that I can match the winning lady from their batchmates. Anyway, hope you find this helpful, that’s if you’re an ANTM addict like me. It’s hard to look for the old cycles but I am happy I was able to complete all of them. Enjoy F-I-E-R-C-E ladies!

Of course we need to start with the SMIZE lady! Tyra Banks!

Adrianne Curry from Cycle 1

Yoanna House from Cycle 2

Eva Pigford from Cycle 3

Naima Mora from Cycle 4

Nicole Linkletter from Cycle 5

Danielle Evans from Cycle 6

 Caridee English from Cycle 7

Jaslene Gonzalez from Cycle 8

Saleisha Stowers from Cycle 9

Whitney Thompson from Cycle 10

Mckey Sullivan from Cycle 11

Teyona Anderson from Cycle 12

Nicole Fox from Cycle 13

Krista White from Cycle 14

Ann Ward from Cycle 15

Brittani Kline from Cycle 16

The all new ANTM ALL STARS! My bet is Allison! Hope she wins this time! Good luck!

Hi Etude House, Hello Tony Moly

During my college years, I started being hooked on make ups. I have already tried lots of brands and I can say that some products I bought was such a waste of money. Until I met Etude a year ago when I was shopping in SM Megamall. Their shop was so cute, all pink and princess looking. So far, these are the items that I have tried. Some with pictures, the others I threw already since they are empty. Haven’t thought I would blog them someday! Here you go!

1.)  Angel Kiss Lip & Cheek #03 Php 348.00 This was actually my second cheek product coming from Etude house, the first one I tried was Dear Darling Tint #02 Php 198.00 Unfortunately it is one of their best sellers, it was sold out when I went back so I ended up trying Angel Kiss. The difference between the two? Dear Darling is liquid/gel type and smells really sweet. This one below is cream type but you don’t need to worry because it smells nice too. This one is good for daily use and it really matches my skin color. A lot of people say I glow with this product, so I guess I’m sticking to it!

2.) Orgel Light Eye Base Php 298.00 I am so amazed with this product! I am so glad the saleslady offered it to me before. I always have this problem when it comes to eyeshadows. They always smudge since my skin is oily. Three hours after applying them in the morning, it’s all over my face. When I use this as the base of my eyeshadow it holds the colors tightly and I do not need to worry about looking like a vampire or a clown. 

3.) Eyelash Curler Php 198.00 I had an experience way back college, an unforgettable one. I was using a plastic type curler in the ladies room, little did I know that it was broken, the moment I pressed it on my right lid, all my eyelashes are gone in an instant! It was a shock and my friends started asking me what happened and we all laughed. So I got my curler trauma from that event and last year I took the courage to start using one again. This time, I told myself “I WILL NOT BUY A PLASTIC CURLER!” So when I saw this cute metal item, I grabbed it asap! To tell you honestly, seems like I found a new bestfriend.

4.) Eyelash #13 (Side and Long) Php 198.00 This one I haven’t tried putting on yet. I am still learning how to properly apply it. It just looks lovely so I need to have it.

5.) Dear Darling Tint #02 Php 198.00 as I mentioned in my number 1.

6.) Soft Top Auto Lip Liner #05 98.00 refill Php 48.00 First time to try a lip liner, I loved their version because it was not as simple as a pencil type. Plus, after you’re done using it, you can buy a refill. Mine was used up after 2 months! Imagine how I apply lip liner. Well, I got this tip from Covergirl that your lipstick will stay longer if you put lip liner all over your lips (not just the sides), so probably that was the reason why its shelf life was short with me.

7.) Kissful Lip Care #02 Php 198.00 I was not able to use this for a long time. Apparently, my 3 year old niece loved it and she won’t give it back!

8.) Juicy Pop Tube #11 Php 128.00 Same as the Kissful Lip Care, the owner is now my niece. 🙂

9.) Romantic Handy Mirror Php 98.00 Want to be the witch in Snow White? Then own one and you will be the fairest of them all!

10.) Lastly, my Pink memberhip card, I just need to purchase items worth Php 500.00 to avail of this one and I got some cool freebies! Please check their site and if you’re already a Pink member, log in so you can check your details.

Surprise surprise! I got additional items on my list!

11.) Color Me Nude Lip Concealer Php 228.00 Never discovered that lipsticks can last even longer with this cute concealer!

12.) VIP Girl Dear Darling Lips Miss Tangerine Php 398.00 I have always wanted a sunny shade and this one is perfect!

Now I will introduce you to my latest friend Tony Moly whom I just met a few weeks ago when I was strolling in SM North Edsa. I must say it was their lights who seduced me. Haha! Their products are very similar to Etude House, then I learned after speaking with their saleslady that they are in fact, Etude House’s sister company. I told you I sensed it! Upon knowing that, I just needed to try their products also to see if they are as good as their sister Etude.

1.) Crystal Blusher #02 Php 298.00 Being a cheek product addict, I got this one. Just the perfect shade if you want to look simple. 

2.) Peach Anti Aging Handcream Php 278.00 So far, this my favorite, my hands will never be dry from using alcohol. This is addictive I tell you!

3.) Berry Berry Magic Lip Tint #03 Php 198.00 Gel type lippy, comes in three shades and it’s a must on your hand bags ladies. I am sure you are not wearing lipsticks everyday. Give your self a break so your lips won’t chap!

4.) Of course, my card collection is growing! Plus a cute freebie! Visit their site for more product specifications.

That would be it and I hope you enjoyed meeting Etude and Tony! I am looking forward in trying out their other items in the future! Try it yourself and have fun!

Something small that will turn out BIG

I am really excited as I am typing these words right at this very minute! I am not sure if I can explain myself well, but you know this deep overwhelming feeling inside of you when you envision that your dreams are turning into reality? That’s it! That is what I am exactly feeling! I am currently working on something big, something that will benefit the community, something that will make a difference and something that will be remembered!

To all my friends specially here in Binangonan Rizal where I am currently residing, please stay tuned and I hope you will support us in this project!

Truly yours, Joycelyn

SWISH to be Cool

How will you be up close with your idols? How will you confidently join them?

If I am going to be up close with my idols, I will act naturally, nothing would be cooler than that! I will confidently join them by using Swish Mouthwash first (before our meeting of course), then I will ask them how nervous they were on their first shoots/taping to pop up a conversation. I am sure they all have their “kaba” moments before reaching stardom.

Want to join this contest, please visit Divine Lee’s site:

Big thanks to my sister Lovely Kriss for helping me.

BPE: Starbeyks

There are places that automatically becomes a part of our lives. You do not know why but when you are in that area, you feel at home, relaxed and happy. My group of friends and I have a place like this. We didn’t know the exact date when we first ate here, all we know is we keep on coming back. Let me introduce you to La Plaza Cafe, we call it “Starbeyks” within our group, now you may ask why. The answer is, like Starbucks Cafe, they do have an amazing frap and aside from that, their Carbonara is a must taste. The term “beyks” is a lingo for a girlfriend, so we thought, Star + beyks will make it a perfect name. The owner of the shop would be the lovely couple Ate Au and Kuya Ton. This place had been a part of great friendship, non stop laughs, surprise parties, despedida parties and all events in between. Deep in my heart, I am thankful that the owners became one of our truest friends. Age, when it comes to friendship will not matter. They are like our lost Tito and Tita.

Certainly one of the Best Places on Earth!

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The Owners, Ate Au and Kuya Ton

I = Eating

Ate Au and I making some poses

Us with Kuya Ton (L-R: Mafel, Bham, Jhong, Kuya Ton, Myself, Levy, Ghel)

Jambi’s despedida (L-R: Bham, Jambi, Ate Au and Jhong)

Levy’s despedida (L-R: Jambi, Levy, Myself, Ghel and Jhong)

The man behind my Ipod Nano Violetti

I do own an Apple IPOD Nano, I actually named it Violetti. I can say I am lucky to have one since it was invented by Steven Jobs. At least, I became a part of his life and legacy. My mother shared this link below from Youtube when Steven Jobs delivered his message to Stanford University graduates. I can say his speech was really good and I did learn 4 things from it.

First: You don’t need to be a college graduate to become successful in life.

Second: It does not matter what age you’re in, you can always start from scratch.

Third: Our time is limited so let’s not waste it living someone else’s life.

Fourth: He was the man behind the tear jerker movies made by Pixar.

Jhong and I, with Violetti and Podi

I am honored to be with you today at your commencement from one of the finest universities in the world. I never graduated from college. Truth be told, this is the closest I’ve ever gotten to a college graduation. Today I want to tell you three stories from my life. That’s it. No big deal. Just three stories.

The first story is about connecting the dots.

I dropped out of Reed College after the first 6 months, but then stayed around as a drop-in for another 18 months or so before I really quit. So why did I drop out?

It started before I was born. My biological mother was a young, unwed college graduate student, and she decided to put me up for adoption. She felt very strongly that I should be adopted by college graduates, so everything was all set for me to be adopted at birth by a lawyer and his wife. Except that when I popped out they decided at the last minute that they really wanted a girl. So my parents, who were on a waiting list, got a call in the middle of the night asking: “We have an unexpected baby boy; do you want him?” They said: “Of course.” My biological mother later found out that my mother had never graduated from college and that my father had never graduated from high school. She refused to sign the final adoption papers. She only relented a few months later when my parents promised that I would someday go to college.

And 17 years later I did go to college. But I naively chose a college that was almost as expensive as Stanford, and all of my working-class parents’ savings were being spent on my college tuition. After six months, I couldn’t see the value in it. I had no idea what I wanted to do with my life and no idea how college was going to help me figure it out. And here I was spending all of the money my parents had saved their entire life. So I decided to drop out and trust that it would all work out OK. It was pretty scary at the time, but looking back it was one of the best decisions I ever made. The minute I dropped out I could stop taking the required classes that didn’t interest me, and begin dropping in on the ones that looked interesting.

It wasn’t all romantic. I didn’t have a dorm room, so I slept on the floor in friends’ rooms, I returned coke bottles for the 5¢ deposits to buy food with, and I would walk the 7 miles across town every Sunday night to get one good meal a week at the Hare Krishna temple. I loved it. And much of what I stumbled into by following my curiosity and intuition turned out to be priceless later on. Let me give you one example:

Reed College at that time offered perhaps the best calligraphy instruction in the country. Throughout the campus every poster, every label on every drawer, was beautifully hand calligraphed. Because I had dropped out and didn’t have to take the normal classes, I decided to take a calligraphy class to learn how to do this. I learned about serif and san serif typefaces, about varying the amount of space between different letter combinations, about what makes great typography great. It was beautiful, historical, artistically subtle in a way that science can’t capture, and I found it fascinating.

None of this had even a hope of any practical application in my life. But ten years later, when we were designing the first Macintosh computer, it all came back to me. And we designed it all into the Mac. It was the first computer with beautiful typography. If I had never dropped in on that single course in college, the Mac would have never had multiple typefaces or proportionally spaced fonts. And since Windows just copied the Mac, it’s likely that no personal computer would have them. If I had never dropped out, I would have never dropped in on this calligraphy class, and personal computers might not have the wonderful typography that they do. Of course it was impossible to connect the dots looking forward when I was in college. But it was very, very clear looking backwards ten years later.

Again, you can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something — your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.

My second story is about love and loss.

I was lucky — I found what I loved to do early in life. Woz and I started Apple in my parents garage when I was 20. We worked hard, and in 10 years Apple had grown from just the two of us in a garage into a $2 billion company with over 4000 employees. We had just released our finest creation — the Macintosh — a year earlier, and I had just turned 30. And then I got fired. How can you get fired from a company you started? Well, as Apple grew we hired someone who I thought was very talented to run the company with me, and for the first year or so things went well. But then our visions of the future began to diverge and eventually we had a falling out. When we did, our Board of Directors sided with him. So at 30 I was out. And very publicly out. What had been the focus of my entire adult life was gone, and it was devastating.

I really didn’t know what to do for a few months. I felt that I had let the previous generation of entrepreneurs down – that I had dropped the baton as it was being passed to me. I met with David Packard and Bob Noyce and tried to apologize for screwing up so badly. I was a very public failure, and I even thought about running away from the valley. But something slowly began to dawn on me — I still loved what I did. The turn of events at Apple had not changed that one bit. I had been rejected, but I was still in love. And so I decided to start over.

I didn’t see it then, but it turned out that getting fired from Apple was the best thing that could have ever happened to me. The heaviness of being successful was replaced by the lightness of being a beginner again, less sure about everything. It freed me to enter one of the most creative periods of my life.

During the next five years, I started a company named NeXT, another company named Pixar, and fell in love with an amazing woman who would become my wife. Pixar went on to create the worlds first computer animated feature film, Toy Story, and is now the most successful animation studio in the world. In a remarkable turn of events, Apple bought NeXT, I returned to Apple, and the technology we developed at NeXT is at the heart of Apple’s current renaissance. And Laurene and I have a wonderful family together.

I’m pretty sure none of this would have happened if I hadn’t been fired from Apple. It was awful tasting medicine, but I guess the patient needed it. Sometimes life hits you in the head with a brick. Don’t lose faith. I’m convinced that the only thing that kept me going was that I loved what I did. You’ve got to find what you love. And that is as true for your work as it is for your lovers. Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it. And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on. So keep looking until you find it. Don’t settle.

My third story is about death.

When I was 17, I read a quote that went something like: “If you live each day as if it was your last, someday you’ll most certainly be right.” It made an impression on me, and since then, for the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: “If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?” And whenever the answer has been “No” for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something.

Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything — all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure – these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.

About a year ago I was diagnosed with cancer. I had a scan at 7:30 in the morning, and it clearly showed a tumor on my pancreas. I didn’t even know what a pancreas was. The doctors told me this was almost certainly a type of cancer that is incurable, and that I should expect to live no longer than three to six months. My doctor advised me to go home and get my affairs in order, which is doctor’s code for prepare to die. It means to try to tell your kids everything you thought you’d have the next 10 years to tell them in just a few months. It means to make sure everything is buttoned up so that it will be as easy as possible for your family. It means to say your goodbyes.

I lived with that diagnosis all day. Later that evening I had a biopsy, where they stuck an endoscope down my throat, through my stomach and into my intestines, put a needle into my pancreas and got a few cells from the tumor. I was sedated, but my wife, who was there, told me that when they viewed the cells under a microscope the doctors started crying because it turned out to be a very rare form of pancreatic cancer that is curable with surgery. I had the surgery and I’m fine now.

This was the closest I’ve been to facing death, and I hope it’s the closest I get for a few more decades. Having lived through it, I can now say this to you with a bit more certainty than when death was a useful but purely intellectual concept:

No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven don’t want to die to get there. And yet death is the destination we all share. No one has ever escaped it. And that is as it should be, because Death is very likely the single best invention of Life. It is Life’s change agent. It clears out the old to make way for the new. Right now the new is you, but someday not too long from now, you will gradually become the old and be cleared away. Sorry to be so dramatic, but it is quite true.

Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.

When I was young, there was an amazing publication called The Whole Earth Catalog, which was one of the bibles of my generation. It was created by a fellow named Stewart Brand not far from here in Menlo Park, and he brought it to life with his poetic touch. This was in the late 1960’s, before personal computers and desktop publishing, so it was all made with typewriters, scissors, and polaroid cameras. It was sort of like Google in paperback form, 35 years before Google came along: it was idealistic, and overflowing with neat tools and great notions.

Stewart and his team put out several issues of The Whole Earth Catalog, and then when it had run its course, they put out a final issue. It was the mid-1970s, and I was your age. On the back cover of their final issue was a photograph of an early morning country road, the kind you might find yourself hitchhiking on if you were so adventurous. Beneath it were the words: “Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish.” It was their farewell message as they signed off. Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish. And I have always wished that for myself. And now, as you graduate to begin anew, I wish that for you.

Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish.

Thank you all very much.

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