Kayne Series (Vol. 4) – What’s on my Make Up kit?

Welcome to the 4th installation of Kayne Series

-the Getting to know the Blogger behind the blog version of yours truly.-

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This time, allow me to share what’s on my make up kit. Well, to be honest I’m not really a “make-up must have type of girl”. I go out of house with barely nothing or only with a face cream on. But when special occasions call for it, I have them handy. 🙂

 

Here’s what you can see inside my purse.

  • Blush on – Can’t recall the brand name but I bought it from Daiso 🙂
  • Blush on brush – from Avon
  • Mascara – Maybelline Hypercurl VolumExpress
  • Eyeliner/brow – Faceshop Lovely Autoliner (black no. 1)
  • CC Cream – Mary Kay very light Tres Claire
  • Eye shadow/brow brushes – from Clinique 
  • Eye Shadow – Nudes by H&M
  • Face Cream – L’occcetaine Reine Blanche
  • Face powder – Nichido Light 
  • Lipstick – MAC Lustre (red)

These are what I wear. Not everyday though, most of the time, I am all good with my basic 4: face cream, blush on, eyeliner and a lipstick. I’m not very particular with brands. In fact I don’t usually buy my make up, friends and families gave them to me. 😀

I don’t really have a specific brand to any of these. Sometimes I use Ponds or Olay for my face cream too. 🙂 I randomly pick one that may suit to my mood or maybe I should try one product? My cousin suggested a BB cream from Etude house too!

Well, I hope I answered those who asked me about this kikay side of me.

Tell me what do you have on your make up kit?

 

 

Read previous volumes of Kayne Series | Vol. 1 | Vol. 2 | Vol. 3

 

 

 

God bless,

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Cebu – City of Naga Boardwalk

City of NAGA, Cebu.

Photo Credit: Screenshot from Cebu Province PNP – Tourist Unit Facebook Page video.

My annual vacation corresponds to annual get together. Although I haven’t schedule for all this year, my bonding session with my cousins Clea (IG: @polarisceinture) and ChinChin (IG: @grecienechin2) is a must. This year we decided to visit Naga City Cebu Boardwalk.

Each city or town nowadays, tries to develop beautiful attractions in their locality to attract tourist. This is Naga City’s approach to it. This shoreline boardwalk costs around 62M running 195 meter in length. A beautiful spot to bond with family, friends and special someone. In fact, this visit is also my friend Dion’s Pre-valentine episode on hi YouTube account walakokasabotpasabtako; where we interviewed some people. Sharing that link shortly here > [ ]

 

HOW TO GET THERE

A. From our location (Bulacao – opposite Asian College of Technology (ACT), we rode a multicab #44. The fare was at 14 Php per person. The one way ride took us around 35-40 minutes to reach Naga proper.

B. If you are from Cebu City, visit the South bus terminal and take a bus or a van and just inform your driver to drop you in the city proper of Naga or Naga church. Fare ranges from 30-40 Php per person.

 

WHAT TO DO

  • A simple walk from end to end is a treat to our health!
  • Feel free to take photos of the boardwalk itself. A drone will be the best to capture the whole scenery.
  • The LOVE logo from the beginning is a box office.
  • Feel the breeze of the sea and have some snacks as you chill out in the benches available. A beautiful view of chartered vessels is also in the horizon.
  • I guess a pre-nup session will do (not quiet sure though if it is free) but I guess it is as of now.
  • Unli-selfie from all corners of the boardwalk.
  • In our case, we took coverage for Dion’s walakokasabotpasabtako YouTube channel and did some interviews.
The struggle is real to take this jump shot! haha but I totally enjoyed it. Thanks for taking the pic Mareng Dion 🙂

 

Aside from the boardwalk, the city of Naga’s park also offers a museum, a football field, children’s park, a lighthouse and for those people seeking an adrenaline rush, they also have their version of a 200 meters zipline. Haven’t had the chance to try it though.

Don’t expect too much though, it’s a simple boardwalk. When the twilight hits, the tree with led lights decoration comes alive and it adds beauty to the boardwalk. It is sometimes used to house a few tables and chairs for a dinner under the moonlight.

 

WHERE TO EAT/SNACKS

Both ends have food courts, restaurants and coffee shop nearby. This time we had dinner at Ostings! Located at the end of the boardwalk. We had a platter of rice, sisig, bam-i, litson kawali and their house specialty – chopseuy! All four of us agreed they have a delicious array of food! Plus our server Angel was so kind and accomodating! Below Ostings’ is a pizza/pasta resto too. There are other stalls and a barbeque stations as well.

This view is taken from Osting’s restaurant view of the boardwalk.

 

 ADDITIONAL INFO:

  • Timing: 5AM to 2AM, Mondays to Sundays
  • Entrance fee: None as of the moment
  • Corkage fee: Not applicable. Feel free to bring your own but make sure you bring with you your own garbage.

 

This was a short visit, yet we had fun and you could give it a try too!

 

Sharing my cousin’s vlog for this trip. Follow her YouTube Channel Clea Belt.

 

 

God bless!

 

 

 

 

 

 


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The Advantages Of Learning The English Language

The English language is the main language in many countries.

It is also the second language used in many other countries besides their main language. The English language is widely used almost everywhere, both spoken and in written form.

You can either learn the English language as a second language in school. Or take it up as a subject in the tuition class. Or learn it through one of the top online learning apps.

There are many reasons why we should learn English.

If you intend to work in one of the international companies, the ability to speak and write English fluently will be beneficial. Most employers would prefer employing someone who is fluent in English than someone who is not.

So if you need to learn English or improve your speaking skill, you can easily do it by using an educational app.

The English language is widely used in the business world. If you are doing international business transactions and communications such as emails, letters, contracts, reports, etc., are mostly written in English. Business meetings are also mostly conducted in the English language. Those who are fluent in English will have better business opportunities.

In today’s technology, most of the computer software programs are written in English. In order to use these softwares, you will need to be able to read, understand and write in English. Many students all over the world have to be proficient and skilled in this language to compete in the career world. The English language is also used in many research articles, books and materials used for higher learning.

As an international tourist, the ability to communicate in the English language will make your travel more meaningful and enjoyable. Making enquiries at hotels, restaurants, making purchases at stores or asking for directions from passers-by will be possible as most of the people are able to communicate in simple English to some degree.

For those who want to learn or improve your English language skill, you can download the best Apple tutoring app for free on your Apple smart phone.

With this tutoring app, you can access many video and audio teachings by many brilliant, award-winning professors and experts in their field. You can learn at your own pace from anywhere, at any time. You can use the free trial period to check out the app.

 

 

 

 

 


Interview at Expats Blog (UAE – JM Kayne)

A short and sweet blog post!

It excites me that January 2018 opened with a bang with this interview of mine via Expats Blog!

Read the full article on:

 

Filipino Expat Living in United Arab Emirates – Interview with JM Kayne

 

 

These and more are on www.iamjmkayne.com. Hope you enjoyed it and somehow added an info about yours truly. #AboutJMKayne

 

Ciao!

 

 

God bless!

 

 

 

 

 

 


#PPBreakthroughs2018

Au Revoir AD

Photo from GetYourGuide.com

Au Revoir AD means Goodbye Abu Dhabi!

This is a short yet a heartfelt salute to the Emirates’ capital.

I landed in Abu Dhabi,UAE on 25th September 2008, that’s around 9 years and 8 months. Almost a decade! . . . and counting! Never thought I’d last this long! 🙂

Looking back, it makes me so grateful to this metropolis – that has thought me a lot of things. The very place that made me ascertain; I am stronger than I thought. I’ve become closer to God because of CFC-FFL/CFFL-UAE. He has used me in many ways to know that I am nothing without Him. Of course it helped my household and my family much more. I am a proud OFW from Abu Dhabi UAE!

There are so much things that happened in 9+ years – – – it would take this whole blog! So let me make it short and sweet, staying in Abu Dhabi was a blast and I will never forget it. It will always be #inmyheart. As I bid AU REVOIR to this beloved city, I SALUTE to you #AbuDhabi, to your rulers and a special mention to ETSDC & NDC – now ADNOC Drilling – both my bread and butter for the past 8 years) who have allowed an expat like me live, work and have life. Indeed you are my second home.

I won’t be living that far!?! In fact, Dubai is just an hour and half away. So whenever I feel like I wanna see you it will only be a bus away! 🙂

Yep! You’ve read it right, #InMyHeartJMKaynesBlog is moving to its new head quarters in Dubai. Sharing stories of life, love, family, travel and everything else #InMyHeart from there.

For now, let me say THANK YOU ABU DHABI, you are loved! ♡

God bless!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Read: My first blog post about Abu Dhabi – Living in world’s richest city!


Bonjour 2018

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Bonjour 2018!

How time flies!?! January has just hit half way!

Isn’t it amazing that in a snap, we find ourselves changing 7 to 8 on our dates as we welcome 2018 with our calendars? Let me say BONJOUR 2018! There have been a couple of posts that was published right before this and somehow I feel the need to complete this themed post for my year’s chapter title. Right after this post is AU REVOIR AD. My emotional yet bitter-sweet salute to UAE’s capital. Watch out for it.

 

Let’s take a moment to REVIEW:

Last year, I have decided to start having a yearly theme, which will guide me as my north star whenever I feel the need to be reminded of my target/goal in each year. Making sure that I won’t fall back into that long-list of “New Year’s Resolution”, I instead wrote a THEME to follow and thus helps me accomplish what I’d like my year to be. 

So, last year my theme was:

2017: Learn & Amplify Creativity.

Allow me then, to highlight what are my accomplishments for this theme.

In the quest to learn more, I have enrolled into 3 ILT (Instructor Led Training) courses from Filipino Institute Abu Dhabi. I’ve completed the ladderized format of Basic, Intermediate & Advanced HR & Admin. 

[Sharing certificates photos, as soon as I collect them . . . ]

I also enrolled online classes from Arriane Serafico’s The Purposeful Creative & tried her free online classes. I did purchased her 2017 Braver Goals workbook too for a self-study and guide.

For Amplifying Creativity, I took the initiative to re-edit my talks for the CLS and tried my best to make them look better and deliver them as well in a heart-filled manner. Of course I won’t be able to do that without the guidance of the Holy Spirit. In between; –  creative tasks are also done for the community magazine – CFFL – Vineyard Magazine and other stuffs for family and friends. The DIY – G+M Wedding invites was my final 2017 creative Passion Project and indeed I am so happy to be able to complete it on time.

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 NOW: As I say hello to 2018, Bonjour 2018! Allow me to share my theme this year:

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2018: A Year of

Passion Projects & 

Breakthroughs

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#PPBreakthroughs2018

 

Similar to my community’s theme for this year; DESTINED for GREATNESS. I envisioned this year to be full of passion projects and breakthroughs in all aspects of my life. I believe God has created as in his likeness and image, thus like Him, we are on our way to greatness..

 “But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people of his own”

(1 Peter 2:9a)

When, I look back what happened to me last year – I’ve come to realized that it culminates into that destiny that God has created for me and Darrelle (Kokobear/ my husband). In fact earlier this year, Kokobear and I have moved to Dubai and been anointed to be God’s servants. Looking at the bigger picture, this is just only the beginning of His plans and I am so excited what are the other breakthroughs that will unfold according to His will.

I want to extend my biggest THANK YOU to all readers and followers, join me as we say Bonjour (Hello) to 2018. Let us face it with hope and assurance that God has promised us according to the scriptures from Jeremiah 29:11 and that of Romans 8:28.

May this year be filled with the dreams we wish to accomplish and ticked them off out of our list, may we be filled spiritually more than ever. Keep praying, it is free. Nourish your soul.

 

 

God bless us all!

 

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Visiting KALANGGAMAN Island (Leyte)

 

KALANGGAMAN island is one of the many beautiful islands the Philippines could offer. Visiting Kalanggaman is a treat to anyone who loves the sun and the beach!

The island used to be a part of Bogo Cebu but after a while, Palompon Leyte claimed it based on the height/deepness comparing each other’s shore. This remote treasure didn’t just came out of nowhere, it has always been there.

There may be quiet a few people who have started gushing around the prestine beauty of this island. In fact, I personally think this is such a secluded getaway for couples, friends and family as well. In this trip, I went there with my parents, my Aunt VK, cousin Harold (You could check out his vlog at Hush Shorts), cousin Darwin with his son Marcus, then cousin’s niece Odang + Mareng Dion and agaw Harold’s couple friends.

HOW TO GET THERE (From Cebu)

We moved from Cebu City and headed to Daan Bantayan’s Maya port. From the port’s entrance, you have to pay 5 pesos entrance fee per head. It will take around 4- 4.5 hours at 160/- to 170/- pesos per head.

You also need to book a banca/boat. Maya port is the jump off point to Malapascua island and so securing a boat to Kalanggaman is usually a special trip because it takes 1 hour and 45 minutes to 2 hours to reach the island.

  • Boat trip (2-way) package starts at 9,000/- Pesos – but we managed to get a discount at 8K. The boat is good for 15-16 persons max.
  • Another package; boat + food will cost 1,000/- pesos per head.

WHAT TO DO IN KALANGGAMAN

The activities you can do on site are as follows:

  • Beach/swimming
  • Sun bathing
  • Tour the whole island
  • Snorkling
  • Diving

Entrance Fee:

  • Local – 150/- pesos
  • Foreign – 500/- pesos

This includes a free cottage.

 

Facilities:

  • Lifeguard station
  • Medical Station
  • A big group hut – possible for team buildings
  • Cottages
  • Toilets
  • Changing stations (beside the toilets)
  • Water / Pumped from the sea – 100/- pesos per barrel
  • Fresh water is available on the left side area of the island but it has to be paid.

 

Facing the island, the right side will amaze you with the white sandbar! So beautiful it would tempt you to definitely check out the tip of it!

 

While the left side of the island has the coconut huts for rent in case you want to stay overnight. Finally the treehouse is a highlight too.

 

 

OVER-ALL Impression

I enjoyed the island alone, it was serene, safe and a great place to think about life.

I personally recommend that the island/government assigned has to make the toilets better and make the water accessible. We happened to be right opposite to a toilet/changing station, but it wasn’t maintained. Although the other stations are just walks away.

TIP: Make sure to bring your own drinking water… I’ve heard from past visitors that theu’ve tried the onsite water and their stomach went wrong.
Finally, I’d say that it is indeed another must see island. Especially now that the feels of the place isn’t that crowded yet. Yet another amazing creation of the Almighty so worth of our time! 😊

Hope I helped you get a new idea on where to go next!

 

 

God bless!

 

 

 

 

 


DIY : Wedding Invitations for G+M

My last #PassionProject is dedicated to my little bro or little bro no more, as he gets married this 02 Jan 2018!

If you have been following this blog, you’d probably know that I love making #PassionProjects in fact, my theme this year is surrounded to it… I’ll share more about it soon.

 

Read: Why Start a Passion Project this 2018?

 

This post is a DIY Crafting session I whole heartedly made for my brother. Actually majority of the stuffs of this wedding are DIY, created by my Mom and Aunt. Here are a few of their creations.


 

So I made 2 sets of invites, 10 each design.

Wedding Motif: aqua green or turquoise!!! 😃 Basically my favorite shade of green!!! 👗💚

Design No. 1

This design needs:

  • A small container
  • Specialty paper of the color of your choice
  • Thread/yarn
  • Glue/ Scissors
  • Printouts of these circles which has the list of names of the entourage.

 

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Design No. 2

This design needs:

  • Specialty paper (as per the motiff)
  • Paper
  • Ribbons
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Letter sets (thin wood material)

 

 

Hope you enjoyed this DIY #PassionProject of mine and that it gives you an idea. 💡

 

 

God bless!