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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Changing Mobiles: from SAMSUNG to BLACKBERRY


Since Samsung’s Galaxy S3 was first introduced, I was pretty confident I will buy one. It was sleek and stylish. The fact that it was bigger than the norm didn’t deter me. In fact, I loved it! For me the size was perfect both as a mobile phone and as a browsing tool whenever I like to Google something or check on my Facebook and all things related. However, as most of the things happening in my life right now, things don’t exactly turn the way I want it to be.

Before I plan on buying Galaxy S3, I was using a Pink Samsung Corby GT-B3410W. And it has been my phone for almost 3 years until water found its way in the insides of my poor, pink mobile phone.

My Samsung Corby GT-B3410W
My Samsung Corby GT-B3410W

So because I cannot use my Corby any longer, it seemed to me that I’ll be buying my own S3 soon. Or is it?

Well it didn’t happen. Why? I have been sales talked! By my fellowblogger/friend/co-worker Janel!

You see aside from me buying an S3, I also plan to buy an Apple Itouch which I’ve blogged about last time and which you will find HERE.

So what does Apple Itouch had to do with my change of plans? Well according to Janel, why do I need to buy both Itouch and S3 when they mostly have the same purpose? It’s either I buy the S3 alone or buy both Apple Itouch and Blackberry. Why Blackberry? Because it is a great  outside-wifi-range phone and perfect for communication due to its BBM feature. The Itouch would be for my applications while the Blackberry would be for my communication and browsing outside-wifi-range phone. If I buy an S3 and an Itouch, aside from being the other being a phone and the other not a phone, they would both be useless without wifi. And because of that logic… I was sold! And now I own my first Blackberry.

Blackberry 9790
Blackberry Bold 9790

Again, I originally wanted the Blackberry Bold 9900 but due to short funds I opted to buy the 9790. It is both touch and text like the 9900 so it was okay with me. Plus it fits right into my hand very nicely.

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