Why You Must Watch Kita Kita

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Kita Kita is not your typical Filipino film where it stars the biggest and brightest stars in the showbiz industry. Though Alessandra de Rossi and Empoy Marquez have quite made a name for themselves, typical productions and film producers won’t probably invest on them to star in a big movie because they are not the “superstar material” with thousands or even millions of followers online and offline. We know how it works in the mainstream movie industry. I am glad though that this movie starring Alessandra and Empoy have broken barriers and proved that blockbuster hits does not only come from big stars and parade of supporting actors. A great story line, well-acted scenes and well-delivered lines makes a blockbuster movie.

 

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Kita Kita is simple but it goes right straight to your heart. The plot is pretty simple yet it does not want you to miss a single scene because you will just love every bit of it and it leaves you satisfied at the end. It’s really just a two-actor film but it does not leave the viewer wanting to see more actors to complete the story because Lea (Alessandra) and Tonyo (Empoy) are more than interesting to watch. The pick up lines are right on point sa kilig!

It’s a story of a Filipina (Lea) working in Japan as a tourist guide who suffered temporary blindness due to stress after her break-up with her fiancé. In her ordeal Tonyo her neighbor, reached out to her and served as her eyes and gave a whole new meaning to life. Thus, the friendship that somehow evolved into something special blossomed.  I love how the story was told, the cinematography is amazing, it played with my emotions, literally brought me to a roller coaster of emotions. I laughed and cried and left satisfied. It is packed with all the emotional punch yet lighthearted and an absolutely feel-good movie. And oh! Sapporo is such a beautiful place.

Kita Kita shows us that love is felt not seen. Love is acceptance, it is both happy and painful. But no matter how the love story ends, we are all left with the beautiful memories we cherish, the memories that will linger, the crazy and happy flashes we always hark back to even with our eyes shut.

Don’t miss it! You really have to see it!

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Ops I Did It Again

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So yes, another 21km completed last 23rd. I can’t believe I actually did it again because I remember completing a half marathon for this year is just a bucket list for 2017 and I’ve already ticked it off my list after the Mapawa Trail Run last May. But I am stuck with runner friends who fell in love with marathons and pushing themselves to their limit when it comes to running. What can I do? I started all this, dragged them into joining the Trail Run and now they’re dragging me to continue running! Well, it’s actually good, I am just amazed how far we have come and these guys does not intend to stop anytime soon as the marathons schedules for the team is already plotted.

Photo before the race while waiting for it to start. It was pouring outside since the night before the marathon.

Suweeettt! Finish line with my beautiful finisher’s medal! I definitely earned it 🙂

So anyway, yes I did it again! I finished a half marathon this time in Siargao Island – an amazingly beautiful island surrounded by gorgeous beaches and islands. To me, joining the Siargao International Marathon is a good excuse to visit Siargao again :D. But back to the marathon, it was one of a kind and an unforgettable race. I was aiming to finish it within 2 hrs and 30 mins but I was 10 minutes short after the race. Well, it was challenging because the route was very technical (as what our ironman competitor friends call it). Perhaps 75% of the route were composed of uphill and downhill. And then it was raining half of the race. We were soaked in the rain while running forcing us to run on wet shoes and socks adding to the thrill and challenge of the race. And then personally, this throbbing left ankle limited my running especially when I am going uphill. I felt it on my 14th km run that I had to change pace and slowed down a bit. There were times I had to recover and walked for a while to ensure that I do not end up DNF. I was praying throughout the race asking for God’s strength and protection because I have been feeling this ankle throb a week before the Siargao International Marathon. Thankfully I finished the race in 2 hours and 40 minutes.


Shoe groufie before the race. These shoes are made for running! #Underarmour #Adidas #NorthFace #Nike

My Mapawa Trail Run buddies Elena and Glenn

Cheers and kudos to my RunFree CDO team for finishing the race too! There were 5 of us who ran and we all made it to the finish line in one piece. While we all had our individual struggles running the race, we are all thankful for the wonderful finish making individual PRs.

The team! RunFree CDO all the way from Cagayan de Oro to Siargao Island for the love of running! 🙂

Guess what? This is not the last one! Truth is, the Siargao Marathon was just part of our training for the upcoming Mapawa Full Trail Run (42km Trail Run). See? I told you, my friends are so into this whole running thing and I am gladly indulging them. Rested for a couple of days and we are back to training for the Full Trail Run.

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Best Shopping Deals at ToSave

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Who doesn’t love online shopping? Not me! I absolutely love the comfort and ease of shopping online! I must warn you though that you need to shop online with cautious. I have some friends who are skeptic in online shopping, can’t blame them though because there are tons of fraud shops and people online too.

Well anyway talking about shopping online, I have added a new “place” to shop for stuff mainly clothing on my online shopping list. Recently got this beautiful bikini piece which I have been eyeing for quite a while now!

After browsing Tosave.com, I was glad I found this swimwear. My first time to purchase via Tosave and it did not disappoint. I got my package (picked it up at the post office) and was so thrilled to see that it actually looked as I expected it to look. Plus it fitted perfectly! I can’t wait to wear this soon!

Shopping at ToSave means drooling onto tons of choices with a lot of things I personally love to indulge myself into! Clothes, swimwear, jewelries, Sports wear, etc! Pay through paypal upon checking out your items. Though I must warn you that you need extra patience with the shipment as it will take a bit of a time for you to have your orders delivered. For standard shipment (meaning $0 charge) it will take 7-20 days. Be guided of the rest of the shipping process below.

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I say, ToSave.com is a legit online shopping store with wide choices of items shoppers can choose from. Let me know if you’ve tried shopping at tosave! What did you get?

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MEGAFIBER – Don’t let constipation or diarrhea ruin your vacation

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Make MEGAFIBER your travel companion

Bags packed and ready to go on vacation? Make sure you’ve got everything you need from travel documents, cash and credit cards, appropriate clothing, toiletry bag basics, to vitamins and medicines. You will also need MEGAFIBER to counter constipation or diarrhea attack that can potentially ruin your holiday. Constipation and diarrhea are two common woes that spoil the fun for travelers.

Travel constipation can be due to a sudden change in your usual diet. It may also be caused by a disruption in your daily routine or bathroom habit. If you’re on the road at the time when you ordinarily relieve yourself, the tendency is to suppress the urge to move. Not going when you needed to results to hardened stools. The unease of using other bathroom facilities can also prevent you from doing your thing.

As for diarrhea, most people point to contaminated food or water as the culprit. Eating at the wrong time and trying various delicacies or local dishes for the first time can also lead to diarrhea while on vacation.

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MEGAFIBER effectively treats both constipation and diarrhea. It is available at Mercury Drug outlets nationwide in bigger 7.5g travel sachets, available per piece (P11) and boxes of 30 sachets (P325), and in bigger 300g jars (P430). It is also offered in half-kilo family size packs (P705) for even greater savings. Each MEGAFIBER sachet and jar packs more fiber goodness to give more value for your money.

If constipated, take one tablespoon of MEGAFIBER mixed with your favourite drink ideally during breakfast, and drink lots of fluids all day. When MEGAFIBER absorbs liquids, it forms a slippery film and swells by 8 to 14 times its normal weight and forms a soft, bulky mass that passes quickly and easily through the colon and acts like a sponge in the intestinal tract. It also helps stimulate the reflex needed for the bowels to empty. Since MEGAFIBER is a non-irritant bulking laxative, it does not result in an immediate need to find a toilet which can be embarrassing.

If suffering from diarrhea, you will also benefit from MEGAFIBER since it not only absorbs water from watery stools, its bulking effect slows down the bowel and reduces bowel movement, reducing the number of times that you must go to the bathroom. Increased intake of fiber absorbs excess water in stools and consequently allows the intestinal muscles something to hold on to. Unlike other medication, taking new MEGAFIBER to stop diarrhea does not result in constipation. When treating diarrhea, take the same dose of MEGAFIBER and lessen your fluid intake.

Aside from promoting digestive health, MEGAFIBER also helps regulate blood sugar and uric acid, reduces cholesterol, and assists in weight management. It is FDA-approved and is all-natural. It does not contain additives, sweeteners, preservatives, artificial colors or flavoring. It is also cholesterol-free, yeast-free and gluten-free. It is nothing but 100% psyllium fiber, nature’s best and most efficient source of natural dietary fiber.

For more information, visit MEGAFIBER in facebook or go to www.megafiber.com.ph. For inquiries, you may email info@megafiber.com.ph or call the MEGAFIBER Customer Service Hotlines 524-6549, 354-2208 to 09 and 09474890262, 0928-3224217.

 

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Fitness : Half Marathon Goal Unlocked

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When the year 2017 opened, I made some goals for myself to accomplish within the year. In my Fitness goals list is finishing a 21 kilometers run or a half-marathon run. So January I started cross training, from just doing strength/weights training at the gym, I included running at least twice a week. I normally do road runs with friends and late afternoon long runs at the sports complex.

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So finally on May 28th, that goal to finish a half marathon is ticked off my goal list for the year! I joined the Mapawa Trail Run along with my fitness buddies Elena and Glen. I was honestly hesitant to join at first because I didn’t think I’ll be able to endure it! My longest run so far was 11km and those were done on flat surfaces. But this one? hey! we are talking about trail run here and it’s a half marathon trail run!

Trail running is a sport which consists of running and hiking over trails. In the United Kingdom and Ireland it is called mountain or fell running. … Runners often cite less impact stress compared to road running, as well as the landscape and non-urban environment, as primary reasons for preferring trail running.

But because my friends were so persistent, we registered anyway — one week before the event! crazy right? Well, we are all constantly working out so I guess the strength is already there. I just had to battle that self-doubt and start believing in myself. It was our first time to join a half marathon trail run and given the short time, we could only do so much to prepare. So one week before the trail run, we did a “test ourselves” run on a route me and Elena didn’t run before (thanks to Glen for leading). We ran a total of 18.75km in 2 hours and 20 minutes on a bit challenging route. So since we actually made it, we were confident we’d be able to conquer the trail run.

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The Scar Solution in a Tube

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Got a scar problem? Well, fret no more ladies! Introducing Clearascar! It is a scar gel solution with 100% silicone.  Silicone is clinically proven to improve the appearance of scars by lightening, flattening, and softening scars. It is clinically proven to improve the appearance of scars is as little as 8 weeks.

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Clearascar can be used on all types of scars caused by burns, cuts, surgeries, injuries, etc. and works best on elevated ones such as Hypertrophic scars and Keloids. Old scars? YES definitely! Clearascar can be used for old and new scars. It can even be used in face scars as it is non-comedogenic which means it will not block your pores. Safe for all types of skin.

Use Clearascar as early as 72 hours after getting the wound once it is completely closed (no raw areas and no scabs). For best results use Clearascar twice daily.

How to use Clearascar?

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Converse 2017 Summer-Spring Collections

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Converse definitely came a long way when it comes to coping up with how fashion have evolved throughout time while maintaining the brand’s signature and style. Just recently, Converse released their trendy new designs and colors for the spring-summer 2017 collection. Check them out because I am absolutely inlove with them all!

 

CONVERSE CHUCK TAYLOR ALL STAR II GUM: A TWIST ON CLASSIC COMFORT

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The Converse Chuck Taylor All Star II Gum is the sequel to the classic All Star sneaker. It mixes things up with gum rubber soles instead of a regular rubber. With the same grip and durability as the classic Chuck II rubber, this sneaker also shares the Lunarlon insole, allowing for all-day comfort.

Highlights of the Converse Chuck Taylor All Star II Gum also include premium canvas upper, gum rubber sidewall and toecap and a padded non-slip tongue.

This is a Chuck that’s been re-designed with your comfort in mind. We like to think that’s a good thing.

Available in low-cut and high-cut, the Converse Chuck Taylor All Star II Gum comes in three colors– black, herbal and obsidian—for only Php 3,990.

CHUCK TAYLOR ALL STAR II LUX LEATHER: TEXTURED LEATHER AND CHUCK II COMFORT

The Chuck Taylor All Star II Lux Leather has an embossed polka dot leather upper —a subtle touch for those who like to pay attention to detail that’s worth a second look. Per usual, this Chuck II sneaker features a Lunarlon insole for cushioning, a padded non-slip tongue but also has a micro-perforated leather lining for that extra touch.

Available in white and black, The Chuck Taylor All Star II Lux Leather sneakers is for only Php 5, 430.

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Pampered At Nail.a.holics Nail Salon & Spa

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I had such an exhausting day trying to balance a lot of things both online and offline. I have been so stressed out lately and the Spa Party with my CDOBloggers family came right on time to rescue me from further stress! I had an amazing time with my lovies while we were pampered at Nail.a.holics Nail Salon and Spa. I don’t normally have someone else do my nails but this time I made an exception because I definitely needed a break! Thanks to Paz who took care of me. I had the Color My Cabana Package, it’s a Gel Manicure + Pedicure + Footspa package.

Quick info ladies, gel manicure/pedicure are quick, practically bulletproof, and the shiny, glossy color that won’t budge for at least two weeks! So that means I don’t have to worry about doing my laundry 2 days after because my nail colors won’t peel off! yey!

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Ladies, if you drop by Nail.a.holics, make sure to check out their pampering packages especially for nails and foot because your nails deserve the best care and you can absolutely save.

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Gym Makeup Tips

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I have a little fitness secret to tell you. I wear makeup at the gym when I workout. Shhh… Okay, okay, before you go ahead jump and judge me, let me tell you why! Well I just don’t like going out there bare faced considering that I have to be travelling at least 30 minutes going to the gym. I do commute so you’d understand that I would want to look at least presentable with people around while I am just sitting there with my earphones on listening to my music list. And hey! The gym is a room full of mirrors, who doesn’t want to look good? Haha!

Anyway, I don’t really go heavy on makeup when I workout because the last thing I want to have are breakouts. Sweat mixed with makeup is not good as it can clog pores causing breakouts. That is why it is not really advisable to wear makeup during workout, but if you MUST (like me) be out there a little made up, make sure you use the right products. I personally just to simply touch up my face with my few makeup must haves. Here’s my list below:

Water based moisturizer – I love to keep it lightweight. Water based moisturizer is just refreshing to the skin while it does its job in controlling skin’s oil and shine.

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Electric Guitar Deal?

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Hello! Okay totally unrelated but I just can’t help not sharing the gorgeous electric guitars I have came across online which triggered my love for music and actually playing the guitar. I am not that good really..well because I didn’t practice much (blame it to my dad for being such a strict teacher, I eventually gave up! Haha!). But still, the sight of cute electric guitars still makes my heart skip a bit! Browsed thru musicfriend and I think guitar lovers like me and my son can find the best deal here! Oh yes! We are adding a new baby to our already growing guitar family (my son’s and my dad’s) and we are as excited! You better check it out too!

Okay, I’ll stop here, I feel like I’m already muttering! 😀

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