Ingenuities I love


Yesterday I had the task of coloring a friend’s hair. She already had quite a number of white hairs on her head and wanted to have her hair colored before she goes back to the Philippines. I wanted to have my hair colored as well, but not to cover any white hairs, but more to acquire a new look. More than 20 years of sporting jet-black hair can be tiresome you know… at least for me. Anyway, to get straight to the point, the conversation led me to this topic.

So what are these great discoveries that won me over?

1. HAIR REBONDING

Naturally, I would describe my hair as thick with a bit of a slight wave and quite unmanageable most of the time. I remember always wearing ponytails during my high school days, because I find my hair too big on my head, which was made twice worse due to my small face.

So imagine my delight when hair rebonding was introduced in the Philippines. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to get it immediately, for it was very expensive the first few years. I was only able to get my first ever hair rebond when I was in my 3rd year in college. And since then, my hair has never been the same again.

Me 3 years ago!
Me 3 years ago!

NOTE: I would have posted a before/after pics except I don’t have any before pics with me. LOL!

2. HAIR STRAIGHTENING IRON

During times when I can’t afford to have my hair rebonded, as it is expensive and not always practical, a hair straightening iron is heaven sent.

My current hair straightener
My current hair straightener

I have not used my hair straightener for almost a year now. Basically because I got my hair rebonded last year. 🙂

3. PUSH-UP/PADDED BRASSIERE

Ok normally I would be embarrassed talking about this, but I have accepted the fact that I’m not endowed with eye-popping chests. However, that doesn’t stop me from at least trying to make them look real nice in cute and pretty-looking bras. Truthfully, my discovery of padded and push-up bras was a fascinating experience. I remember having used very thick padded ones for a few years before I realized my deceitfulness. Hahaha!

Anyway, what I’m saying is, I’m now using ones that are just perfect for me.

NOTE: No I’m not going to put a picture of my bra here. No sireee! 🙂

4. YAKULT

For those who didn’t know (seriously?), yakult is a probiotic milk-like drink that is mixed with a special strain of the bacterium Lactobacillus casei Shirota. I’ve been drinking this one since I was 5 years-old and I remember always waiting in the afternoons for the “yakult lady” to pass by our house so I could ask my mom to buy one for me.

More than a decade later, I still can’t get enough of this one.

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5. MOBILE PHONES

Hmm… this is kind of a no-brainer. Do I really have to explain?

6. LIP GLOSS and LIP STICK

Two items you will always see inside my bag. I don’t have naturally red lips and I do look like I’m sick or pale when I’m not wearing them, so I at least need one or the other in my make up kit. I love the glow it adds to my appearance when I wear any of the two, so they are definitely an invention I am grateful for.

Godiva Lip Balm, Labello Lip Gloss, Revlon LIpstick, Avon Lipstick, No.7 Lipstick
Godiva Lip Balm, Labello Lip Gloss, Revlon LIpstick, Avon Lipstick, No.7 Lipstick

So there you have it, great inventions that won me over. There are lots more I could add, but since these six are the ones on top of my head right now then I’m sticking with these. So what’s yours?

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4 thoughts on “Ingenuities I love

  1. I like your list especially number 6! I look like I’m sick sans one! Hehe.

    As for me, maybe the head-set! I just thank God for this great invention! Makes commute less monotonous. 🙂

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