Category Archives: Rants and Raves

Review for Up and Up Skin Lifting Serum

So I’ve recently posted about Up & Up cream and with the help of #MetroBuzzBloggers, #Ocigroup, #Beautique and Lady Luck I was able to win an Up & Up cream.

For those who have yet to read about Up &Up here is my post.


It is supposed to add to the Filipinas’ options on a non-surgical skincare solution that is both safe and easy on the pocket. Up&Up Cream is one product that you can trust to enhance beauty and restore youthful glow in an instant without the need for surgery.

My friends I’m not that old, but I’m not that young too. I’m in my late 20s and I don’t have wrinkles. In the last few weeks I’ve noticed one thing, my eyebags. Now my eyebags have always been a concern before. My brother even compared it to traveling bags because of its sheer size. But before with proper sleep they go back to normal. Well not anymore! I guess that’s when age comes in.

So without further ado they will be the problem spot I will try to fix.


Please take note that I’m wearing concealer for the first two pics and I’m bare-faced with the after pics as I’m already planning to sleep.

Gosh no wonder this product costs a pretty penny! Within 10mins it vanished my humongous eyebags! The 1st after pic is while I’m moderately smiling and the last one was while I am wearing ng biggest smile. Thanks ‪#‎metrobuzzbloggers‬,  ‪#‎upandup‬ and ‪#‎ocigroup‬ ^-^

I would also like to let you know that I was up the entire day last Sunday and slept at 1:30 AM! I woke up at 5:30 AM Because one of our dogs want to go the yard and the effect is still there even after I’ve cooked brunch at 10:30 AM.

So yes I’m confident that with consistent use, your target areas will look more useful. This is definitely something I would recommend at Php 799.00 from Beautique.Ph


Trust Issues and The Philippine Airports (Rant Warning)

Most people know I was raised in New York…Cubao. 😉 And even at that time thievery and the like was very rampant. Living in Quezon City opened my young eyes to bad things. Being trustful, I was trained not to talk to strangers, be utterly mindful of my belongings and keeping a straight face or just frown specially when walking alone.  Why? Looking happy and vulnerable makes you look like an easy target. Specially when you’re young, alone, small, and a girl.

I’ve seen people’s belongings get snatched twice on a single trip, a child getting kidnaped and was almost victimized by pickpockets twice.

We then let our shields go when we’re in good company, at home, with friends, in a secured environment like at home in a good restaurant or an airport because there are LOTS of CCTVs? Right??? Well well well not anymore! Because in the past few weeks we hear news of evil people planting bullets in the passenger’s belongings.


Now for those who don’t know, in the Philippines when you are caught with ammunition may it be a gun, a bullet or a sack of bullets, you will have to be detained. It makes no sense what you can do with a single bullet with no gun, but rules are rules.

This is the corrupt and evil airport people’s way to extort money. And in the last few weeks we get stories after stories of people getting extorted, detained or worse having their livelihoods destroyed because they don’t have money to offer. Like in the case of the OFW who was on her way to her employer.

My gosh. First this doesn’t make sense. What will you do to a single bullet without a gun? I doubt that a quarter of the people who were “caught” with a bullet have held a gun in their lifetime. Secondly, from September day in and day out we see news like such in the internet or on TV and yet what did the Palace (Where the President resides. Similar to US’ Whitehouse) do? They downplay the reports! They think that people are overreacting.

Wow just wow! Let me show you what Secretary Hermino Coloma stated:

“Kailangan din natin ilagay sa tamang konteksto. Libu-libo ang gumagamit ng paliparan at iilan lang naman ‘yung mga nakitaan ng ganitong mga—nakitaan ng bala, at lahat ng insidenteng ito ay sinisiyasat nang naaayon sa batas at nagbibigay ng sapat na pagkilala sa karapatang-pantao at mga legal rights ng mga sangkot na indibidwal, kaya ilagay natin sa tamang perspektibo, libu-libong mga Pilipino at mga dayuhan ang dumadaan sa ating international airport at mainam naman ang daloy ng tao sa ating mga paliparan. Sa kabila ‘non ay iniimbestiga at sinisiyasat ang mga pangyayaring ito,”

Translation: We need to put this into proper context. There are thousands of people who use the airport and it is just few who were caught with a bullet/bullets, and all incidents are being looked into according to the law and the people who were caught are given their rights. So let’s put this into proper context because there are thousands of Filipinos and foreigners who use our international airports and we have a good flow of people in our airports. Despite this we are investigating and looking into these incidents.

So wow “We need to put this into proper context.” because “There are thousands of people who use the airport and it is just few who were caught with a bullet/bullets” Can I just be blunt and say that this is one of the most stupid official statements I’ve ever heard.

These incidents made many cancel their flights to and from the Philippines. And not just that, it is a very scandalous way to start a speech. Shrug it off people because out of thousands we only get a few a day. Because everyone thinks that all of the people who fly are stinking rich! Hearing this in the news made me have a 10 minute facepalm moment. I’ve never felt this ashamed of our said leaders this much. And I am very very very sad of what is happening and what might happen to our beautiful country.

We have a beautiful country with talented and hardworking people. This is not just a rant, this is a shoutout to the people who can make a difference. Would the Filipinos always have to live in fear wherever they go in the country? Can we really not rely on the people we elected to solve corruption even to the smallest degree? Can the people no longer trust the police or anyone who are given power to protect the people but are instead using it for their own gain? This is not the Filipino dream. Please do something.

Please sign the online petition for this which can be found here. Change.Org Link.