Tuesday, November 30, 2010

My P100 Pink Dress

My friend Andrea got married in December 2008. It looked like a grand event so I needed a new dress for the occasion. Since I am not one for buying expensive dresses, I patiently searched local ukay-ukay stores for a suitable dress. After three ukay-ukay stores, I found this pink dress, which I bought for P100.

Pardon the crappiness of the picture but I only used my camera phone to take it. Given the right body, this dress looks great. I just wished I had  better body to go with this dress.  When I wore it I just look fat!

Talk about not hiding you curves! FYI: I gained weight since this wedding and haven't been worn the dress again. But when I checked my weight yesterday, I found that I lost 16 pounds and I can fit on the dress again. But I am not wearing it until I have lost a few inches on my middle.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Getting the Most Out of Langka

Langka (jackfruit) is easily found in public markets and even in the produce section of groceries. A friend who visited Tagaytay two weeks ago brought m some from the highlands along with three pieces of banana.

The thing with langka is that you have to eat it once you have opened the package so that you'll enjoy the sweetness and firmness of the fruit. Otherwise, you'll end up with soggy langka and you don't want that.

If you buy the whole jackfruit or the unshredded ones, you will get the seeds. Now, don't throw it away. You can still eat that and it tastes good, sorta like boiled highland legumes (remember Manny Pacquiao?). After getting all the seeds from this pack, I washed them thoroughly and cooked them with rice in my rice cooker.  I got something to chew on while I was working. Healthier than roasted peanuts or chips! Saved me 6 pesos since I like snacking on Oishi's Patata when I work.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Shoebox Sandals for P150

Last Saturday, after Gabby attended SM Muntinlupa's November Kiddie Bash, we went a little shopping. I broke my sandals and need a new pair, while she wants a new blouse. The thing I love about SM Muntinlupa is that they have sales all year round. I found these light, black sandals from Shoebox. Originally priced at P379, I got it for only P150.

I wore it the following day with my short black dress (ukay-ukay bought) when I fetched my client from the airport. I looked all dressed up, my client said. Which goes to prove my point: looking fashionably good does not have  to cost you an arm and a leg.

I ask you now, when is the last time you bought a footwear from a mall that cost you P150? I would love to hear about this cheap find of yours so do leave a comment in the box below.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

4 Web Sites That Will Save You Hundreds of Pesos

Who doesn't want to save money while your're shopping or enjoying a delicious meal? I know I do. Thankfully, some very enterprising Pinoys are filling this desire by setting up group buying sites that give consumers at most 90% discounts on products and services. They've got really amazing deals that won't make you feel guilty about swiping that plastic of yours, or clicking that Paypal Buy Now button. So, without further ado, here are 4 web sites that will save you hundreds of pesos just by shopping! Enjoy them!

1. Cash Cash Pinoy  --  This was started by band of guys who decided to use Internet and Social media in Philippines to connect consumers to cool stuff. You can avail of great deals for as much as 90% off its original value.  

2. Awesome.ph -- One of the new sites on the block, expect many more awesome deals from this site. I bought a Ventusa Hilot for only P24 in this site. 

3. Ensogo  Philippines -- When I first saw this site, I wonder what Ensogo means. Checking out the site's About Us page enlightened me on that one. It's an acronym for "Entertain, Social, and Go." Apparently, it has presence in Indonesia and Thailand, not only the Philippines. 

4. Buyanihan -- Get the best deals in town for less than the original amount! So far, deals here are 50% off their regular price. Worth checking out if you live in the metro.

Check out these web sites now and enjoy great deals!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Can You Get a 30-Minute Ventosa Back Hilot Therapy for P24?


I just paid for mine (thank goodness the client paid!) through Paypal and I got this receipt to prove it.

I can't wait to avail this service. My shoulders and upper back is killing me and I think that this is just the right thing for it. I am also looking forward to getting that naturopathy consultation with Dr. Gerry Sy. I am so excited!!!

As you see from the receipt, I bought this from Awesome.ph. Awesome.PH is an online deal and group buying service of Awesome Deals Inc. The company is a collaboration among three of the most respected online brands in the Philippines:
  • Our Awesome Planet, one of the leading Food and Travel blogs in the Philippines
  • Boy Kuripot, the Ultimate Source of Deals, Promos and Contests in the Philippines, (I AM A BIG FAN OF HIS BLOG!) and
  • TopBlogs.com.ph, the Top blog directory in the Philippines.

So, if you want to get a lot of savings, I suggest you subscribe to Awesome.ph. All you need is an email address. HURRY!! You don't want to miss the deal.


I just hope that they'd make this payable through Gcash or Smart Money for those people who don't have a credit card or a verified Paypal account. It would be so nice!