Singapore Day 2: Of Museums and Hawker Centers

Our Day 2 in Singapore is the reason why we’re in Singapore in the first place: The Asian Scientist Writing Prize awarding. Kyle was invited to attend the event after submitting his entry to the contest, and we and everyone back at home were excited to find out what he won!

But first, breakfast.

Breakfast: Ya Kun Kaya Toast

The train ride didn’t cost us any more than the $30 we spent on the tourist pass on our first day. Now, riding buses and trains is a breeze...

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REVIEW: Althea Petal Velvet Powder

Earlier this month, Althea Korea released their very first product called Althea Petal Velvet Powder. When I was contacted by our friends from Althea to give it a try, I didn’t have any hesitations to go for it! Great powders that control my oilies are difficult to come by, and I wanted to see if the Althea Velvet Powder can meet my expectations.

Interestingly, I only found out that Althea was a flower when I was learning more about this product...

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Singapore Day 1

So two years after our uneventful first visit to Singapore, we made our way back again. This time, it’s for the Asian Scientist Writing Prize (more about that in the next blog post). This will probably be my last out-of-town trip this year, so I wanted to make the most of it. Not to mention, the fare, accommodation, and just about everything else in Singapore is costly! So I got down to work and planned our three-day itinerary.

Arrival: 12:29 AM

We took a cheap flight (thank you, Skyscanner!) w...

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REVIEW: Lalamove Delivery Service

Note: This isn’t sponsored. Nowadays, when you see a review by bloggers, you have to assume it’s sponsored unless it says its not.

So yesterday, I was in a rush to complete my costume for the Spider-Man: Homecoming advanced screening, and found the PERFECT TRENCH COAT online. The seller was a few minutes away from leaving town for a weekend trip, but she was kind enough to drop it off her condo’s reception area for me to have it picked up...

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Countdown to #RoadToSablay

Fun fact: Even though I graduated from UP (from the College of Nursing – yes, I was a nurse) in 2010, I never got to graduate wearing a sablay. The dean and professors in our college frowned upon it for god knows what reason, and it has always been a frustration of mine. I think we were the only ones who weren’t allowed to march to our graduation with our sablay on. But because I’ll be starting my MBA in UP soon, I have another chance at graduating with my sablay, yay!

But that’s not for another...

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UP MBA Application Part 2: Preparing for the Proficiency Exams

Note: This is Part 2 of my UP MBA Application blog series. Check out Part 1 (Applying for the UP MBA Graduate Program + the GPAT Exam) HERE.

So the challenge of getting through the rigorous GPAT is done. Now comes the hard part: The Proficiency Exams. Honestly, if you thought the GPAT was hard, wait until you get to the Proficiency Exams where your knowledge of Accounting, Algebra, Calculus, Math of Finance, and Statistics will be put to the test...

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Why I Haven’t Been as Active Lately

Hello! I’m just posting to let you guys know that I am still very much alive, just busy with work and other stuff, and I wanted to post about something personal while I’m at it.

I guess I’ve been losing my drive to blog and vlog regularly for a number of reasons. It has come to a point wherein I have lost the will to post regularly on my Instagram feed. No, I’m not depressed. But here are some of the reasons why I’ve been inactive:

  1. I really was busy with life...
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Wedding Planning Made Easy with the BG App from Bridal Gallery

For many women, the idea of planning their dream wedding is both an exciting and stressful prospect. And while we now have more sources of inspiration thanks to the Internet, the possibilities can prove to be overwhelming for soon-to-be brides. Hence, international wedding planning company BG Bridal Gallery has created an app for “all things wedding...

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A One-of-a-Kind Cooking Experience for Moms at Salu the Filipino Restaurant

During the past few weeks, I would catch myself thinking about how moms are amazing. It’s as if they can do anything, from cooking meals we all look forward to after a long day at work (or school!), to doing school projects, and even to being there for us when nothing seems to make sense. Moms are our personal wonder women, working without pay, tirelessly, out of sheer love for all of us.

This year’s Mother’s Day was a little different from the usual...

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Applying for the UP MBA Graduate Program + the GPAT Exam

Wooh okay, I’ll be documenting my UP MBA application experience here. If you’re reading this, there’s a good chance that I made it through the first round, because I promised I won’t talk about the UP-MBA application if I’m not accepted. There are a lot of other great resources online, namely the PEX forums, Juanabeme, and Sabuhaynimay, all of which helped me plan my application and review. This is from my personal experience, so it might be different from the accounts of other people.


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