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[TRAVEL] The Beauty That Was Bolinao! Visit Pangasinan, Philippines!

4/25/2017 06:00:00 PM Chai Chen 10 Comments

I did say I ain't a "beach person" right? But when I do go out for a swim, I make sure I stay fashionable like my recent summer-y posts Trendy Summer Korean Swimwear Pieces from Korean Rose Shop and OPPO F1s: Summer #OOTD. I mean, don't we all? LOL. Don't we all want to stay cute and fashionable this time of the year? And these outfits are best strutted on beautiful beaches like this one here ... you've seen me and my bestie at the Bolinao Falls in one of the OOTD photos ... and now, lemme bring you more of the beauty that is Bolinao!

Me at Treasures of Bolinao Beach Resort
Bolinao | Patar, Pangasinan, Philippines (Travel)

It's the time of the year again where we look for affordable travel packages or search about things we can do at beautiful beach resorts like this one. Or if you're already familiar with some beaches in the Philippines, surely you'd surely have heard about Bolinao Beach Resorts in Patar, Pangasinan. Check after the cut to see more of this wonderful beauty in the Philippines!



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[FASHION] Trendy Summer Korean Swimwear Pieces from Korean Rose Shop

4/20/2017 09:00:00 PM Chai Chen 16 Comments

It's officially summer time! Vacation time! I ain't really the "beach person" type. I rarely go to swimming activities, either with just swimming pools or big, beautiful beaches. One thing I always think of is ... what am I supposed to wear? The fashionista in me thinks that every time we'll go to an outing, I need to have a new outfit. Hahah! Do you guys think the same? But then again, that'll be too expensive! The travel expenses + all the different swimwear to wear, right? Thankfully, there are online shops now that really offer great quality and affordable pricing for swimsuits! And my pick this time is My Korean Rose shop, where I got these fashionably cute swimwear!

My Korean Rose - Korean Swimwear

I have a few swimsuits but they're not as fashionable as these ones I got from Korean Rose shop. Plus the fact that these are in Korean fashion style, I know I can swim in style! I love Korean beauty products and Korean trends / fashion / clothing! Combine them in these swimwear pieces, and voila! I guess we'll look like kpop stars then! LOL. Click after the cut to read more ...



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[TRAVEL] 12 Beautiful Churches in Manila for Visita Iglesia & Translacion Holy Week Philippines 2017

4/16/2017 01:53:00 AM Chai Chen 38 Comments

The Philippines is very rich in culture and tradition, and one of the reasons why is because of the many different countries that tried to make us as their colony in the past. There was for a time, the Chinese barter trade, the Japanese colonial plot, the American regime, among others ... the longest of which is the Spanish era where we mostly inherited our language (i.e. most Spanish terms have been embedded in the Filipino language, ex. "lamesa" for "the table"), dressing, beliefs, religion, and many others that have been passed on to us from generation to generation. Aside from the beautiful natural wonders and magnificent beaches that our country has, one of the things we can say we take pride upon is the centuries-old set of churches we have across the country. Each of which is rich in history. And we need not look farther as we have quite a number already here in the city, Metro Manila.

Manila Cathedral at Night - Chai Chen 2017

For millions of us in the Catholic faith, the Lenten Season won't be complete without the traditional Visita Iglesia that is primarily set to happen on a Maundy Thursday. It's an annual tradition for me and my family to go and visit at least 14 Churches for Visita Iglesia but in the recent years, since my parents are already old, they weren't able to join in the long walks anymore. Last year, it was only my dad and my sister who did it and this year, I did it solo. On a Good Friday, we normally light up candles for a traditional procession in our parish church. Let me take you down history lane and share this common practice, that can be enjoyed in this post despite religious affiliations and beliefs that we all have! Let's appreciate the beauty and history of these beautiful churches that I've compiled and maybe, you too can take this route every Holy Week. Click after the cut to read more ...



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[FOOD] Ultimate Taste Test: Super Scoops Premium Vegan Ice Cream VLOG

4/10/2017 06:00:00 PM Chai Chen 32 Comments

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I am such a fan of desserts. No wonder my weight has been experiencing a yo-yo effect! I go hard on the gym for my workouts but then I experience more cheat days haha! And ice cream is one of my weaknesses. I easily give in to tubs of yogurt ice creams and the gelato types thinking that it's also a lesser evil than regular ice creams! Still, this kind of diet won't let me achieve that bikini body that I've dreamed about lah~ Oh well! The love of food wins! But I've recently discovered this ice cream brand that promises to be all fun and less of the guilt. A game-changing alternative to the dessertporn goodness! It's a local brand called Super Scoops Premium Vegan Ice Cream.


Me and my Sister @lizhongtan
With our Super Scoops Premium Vegan Ice Cream
Me and my sister decided to put it to the "Ultimate Taste Test." Well, sorta! Meaning, we just really wanted to devour it right then and there haha! We recorded a vlog as a reaction video to how these flavors will taste. It's the first time we're getting a taste of vegan ice cream types. I initially had doubts as to how it will taste like - I felt that they might not be too-sweet nor won't taste like ice cream at all. They might lack that flavorful taste. But since it's a vegan ice cream and that in itself connotes that it's a healthy option, I was already "ok" with it all along. There aren't much lactose free ice cream brands or non dairy ice cream brands around (or so I thought ... I was just probably not searching haha!) and this is actually the first I heard of those vegan ice cream brands so I gave it a shot. What can this brand offer and what other benefits does it have? Click after the cut to find out ...



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[LIFESTYLE] Can You Ditch Shampoo? #TakeAShowerWithUs with Hairstory's New Wash

4/05/2017 05:57:00 PM Chai Chen 29 Comments

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How to achieve hair goals? I also always wondered how. Our crowning glory ... the hair! Bow! It's one of the most high-maintenance part of our body, I believe. Hair care is the first thing to consider. Well, that's because for me, I have such a heavily damaged hair already given all the past treatments I had and some, probably wrong decisions I made like those radical colors, among others. With that, I tried using different types of shampoos, conditioners, hair masques, etc. just to maintain my hair or even improve it. I tried venturing into using sulfate free shampoos as I've read they are better for dyed hairstyles; and also hair care products with argan oil. However, I can't avoid styling my hair when I attend events and I need to be always ready for shoots as well so my hair gets a lot of stress too from the ironing and blowdrying and all other treatments at salons. At times, I just want a simple product that help me care for my hair at home without damaging it further. Thankfully, I received this new product and I'm excited to try it out!

Me taking on the challenge #TakeAShowerWithUs 
Hairstory's New Wash 

I must say this is really a bold and challenging way to change my hair care routine. Hairstory New Wash is a detergent-free, non-toxic, and one-for-all hair cleansing alternative! It's so challenging that will really make me ditch my traditional hair story and the products I currently use and just replace it with this. Can I really ditch shampoo and conditioner and all those products I'm used to with just using this? What's in this product anyway and how can I benefit from it? Read on ...



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