Thursday, November 26, 2009

Caught Pink-handed

I have a lot of pink in my life, And just today I bought myself a new pink calculator. My old beat-up calculator gave up on me after my bazaar last Sunday, and so I told my Mom that I WANT a white calculator this time with pink keys or vise versa. Maybe I should have asked God for other [more expensive] things as well because it was just my luck that I happened to find a pink calculator in both color combinations! Holy cannoli!

All throughout my [college] life I had calculators in gray, blue and black so this in shocking pink is a great eye-popping change to all those drab and bo-ring colors. I am so so happy! Looking at it just makes me smile :D

And guess who turned pink yesterday???

I woke up yesterday with a pink Shih Tzu! And before you call the ASPCA or PAWS, allow me to explain. An apple ornament from our Christmas tree apparently fell/dropped to the floor during the night and being the curious little bugger that she is, she happily munched on its side thinking it was one of her chew toys.

Thankfully she only created a tiny dent on the ornament before the maid saw her and took the supposed "toy" away from her. I then gave her a bath hurriedly thinking the pink might not come off (lest she be mistaken for a colored poodle). But since the ornament had some semi-permanent coloring, she is still currently pink in the mouth & feet area. So much for getting caught "pink-handed". Hehehe.

Still though, the incident gave us a laugh! Micki surely knows how to get attention!

Any funny pet peeves or experiences you'd like to share? I'm all ears :)

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Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Assumption Bazaar Madness

In an effort to promote EarthlyDelights and my partner Beadazzle, we joined more strategic bazaars this year including the Assumption bazaar held at Hotel Intercontinental last Sunday. It is good to note that proceeds (from the Php 150 entrance fee) will benefit the Assumption charities.

My handmade notebooks and strawberry foldable bags were all wiped out! Not to mention that we need to produce more handpainted neckpieces for our 2 upcoming bazaars! So a BIG thank you to everyone who visited and bought handmade :)

Here are some pics for you guys (more at

All I got for myself is a pretty cool Jelly Lens in "Sparkle". More on that in my next blog entry :)

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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Mangosteen Hair Remover? You Got That Right!

This is a long overdue post! I've been meaning to blog about this ever since I started using it last September.

I declare, that this has to be the cheapest and most reliable hair remover ever. A tub (I threw away the box so I don't know the exact weight) costs only Php 299.75 --- that's under $7.00 people! It's a washable sugar wax that's UNSCENTED and has Mangosteen extract which is an antibacterial and an anti-inflammatory ingredient.

When I say UNSCENTED, I meant it --- there is no traceable sugar nor mangosteen smell here. And the wax (as shown below) has a clear gorgeous caramel color. The consistency is thick and there is no need to heat because you need only to apply a thin layer of the product for it go grab both fine and coarse hair.

The only thing I can say to describe it is: it is very sticky (to hair) and yet not messy. So hair beware! This unassuming wax grabs even very fine hair (provided it is long enough for waxing, FYI) in one go, so I rarely need to wax the same spot twice.

This is hands-down, better than my Sally Hansen waxes. It's available in Landmark Trinoma, you have to go to the part where they sell natural and medicinal soaps way out back, and as I mentioned above, costs only Php 299.75.

A box includes a plastic spatula and paper-like cloth strips. I personally DO NOT use the strips included but use real washable cloth strips from The Body Shop. I find that the wax and the hairs adhere to this more than the ones included in the box ;)

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Monday, November 9, 2009

Slugs & A Shih Tzu

Just sharing...

The nocturnal slugs I've blogged about before are back! And they've multiplied in our garden! Here's a pic of a lone slug that obviously had a different time zone --- it was slithering on our gigantic deco shell at 10am.

And here's just a random pic of Micki, my shih tzu as she greeted us when we got home:

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Saturday, November 7, 2009

Hamster Surprise!

Back when I was in high school and college, I used to take care of hamsters. My parents brought us up as animal lovers, to love them in all shapes and sizes --- slugs included. So anyway, I love hamsters to bits that I even ended up taking care of 3 families simultaneously (all of them gave birth at the same time, what joy!) with the babies subsequently being sold to pet shops after a few weeks. I took my favorite hamster, Caramel, and his family with me on vacations. I'd lug them through check out at the airport with their babies in tow. Caramel was so docile he' d sleep in my bed and he wouldn't even try to escape. I will try hard to look for old pictures of them for you guys.

Up to this day when I am reminded of my poor Caramel (he died after 2 years sometime between 1995-2000), I feel sad. Hamsters and Chihuahuas will always have a soft spot in my heart. And this why, visiting a pet shop (or a shelter) is heaven for me. All those pets that need adopting...*sigh*. If only I had tons of space at home I'd buy them all.

This is part 2 of my picture story escapade with my Dad. While buying some flea collars for our pets at home, I wandered around the pet shop and what do you know, families of hamsters were on display:

Gaaaah! They were so cute! I asked the sales person if by any chance they would be willing to sell the whole family to me. Of course he said no, but I guess it was worth a shot. Tee-hee.

Okay. Remember the pregnant mama hamster? Well, we took so long to leave the store mainly because I was holding the other hamsters for sale and Dad was checking out the Flowerhorns (he's a fish guy and has 2 aquariums at home). Before we left, I wanted to say goodbye to the hamsters and guess what happened!!!!

I really apologize for the video orientation, I was so excited I just filmed everything in one go. If you look closely. you can make out tiny hamster babies. Congratulations to mama hamster #3! :)

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Friday, November 6, 2009

Picture Story: A Day Spent With Dad

My Dad and I spent one whole day in Midtown (near my sister's office), and even though I'd like to explain ALL the things we did, I think the pictures I took today would better describe how enjoyable my day was with my  Dad (as they say a picture is worth a thousand words) ;D

Shots taken at The Old Spaghetti House (I love their Salpicao!):

Shots taken at Collezione, we wanted to check out new stocks of the "My Pilipinas Series" by Rhett Eala:

Shots taken after we've had frozen yogurt. The Beard Papa store just opened so....

And this was taken in the train on our way home:

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