Monday, October 12, 2015

K-Palette Real Lasting Eyeliner in Brown Black Review

Meet my favorite eyeliner from the Japanese brand K-Palette -- K-Palette Pantone BB001 or K-Palette Real Lasting Eyeliner in Brown Black. Incidentally, it's K-Palette's newest eyeliner too.

K-Palette Real Lasting Eyeliner in Brown Black Review
K-Palette Real Lasting Eyeliner in Brown Black (P795)
Anyhow I got this for review some weeks ago. All I can say is it's kind of like potato chips, you can't stop once you start munching... or in this case, using.

K-Palette Real Lasting Eyeliner in Brown Black Review
Pantone BB001 Brown Black is the 3rd shade in the K-Palette Real Lasting Eyeliner family. The other two are Pantone DB001 Deep Brown and Pantone SB001 Super Black.

K-Palette Real Lasting Eyeliner in Brown Black Review
As always I love the packaging.

Sunday, October 11, 2015

On being 40-something...

Every year that I celebrate my birthday I'm reminded of how fast time passes. Just the other day I was telling my now 14-year old son that he was 7 months old when 9/11 happened. I remember it all to clearly. He was lying on our bed and for some reason I was watching CNN. Suddenly they showed footage of planes crashing into the World Trade Center. Back then my daughter didn't even exist yet.

Animetric Birthday Selfie
I think I started taking selfies on my birthday some 2-3 years ago. I was nearing 40 then and I guess I don't know... I just thought of doing it. Now I'm officially 40-something. I'm old but I don't feel it yet. Actually I don't know how I feel or if I even feel anything. I guess it's also partly because I'm not a very emotional person. I recently got an offer to represent a brand of fillers (the type used by Hollywood people to make themselves supposedly look younger) but I'm deathly scared of invasive procedures plus I don't like people touching my face (I already cringe at the thought of facials)... so I haven't really responded to that proposal. I just got to thinking, do I already look like I need it??? I saw an actress/beauty queen who's the same age as me in an event and I'm positive she had botox, fillers, and who knows what else done to her face. I thought the way she looked was already bordering on scary and there she was endorsing an anti-aging line. I'm sorry but I thought she looked 10-20 years older then me and her face was so stiff. Now why on earth would I want that?

My birthday was uneventful -- it always is. I've never been one to make a big production of it. I don't even bother buying a cake. It's just another day. I went to a friend's restaurant blessing (if I hadn't I would've gone to the office and worked even if it was a Saturday) then I went home and slept. Yes, I love sleeping now. I used to not want to sleep when I was younger but whatever free time I have now I would choose to spend sleeping!

I had a spur-of-the-moment simple birthday lunch at Nihonbashitei today (Sunday) with my hubby, kids, siblings, and stepmom but I'll get into detail on a separate food post.

Anyhow I'd like to thank everyone for greeting me in person and via text, e-mail, FB, IG, and Twitter. :)

Enough of my pointless ramblings lol... back to regular programming tomorrow.

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Saturday, October 10, 2015

The Halal Guys in SM Megamall!

The Halal Guys, an American-Mediterranean restaurant chain from New York, is finally in the Philippines! But before I go on, what exactly is halal? If we're talking about food, halal means it's food items that are sourced and prepared following strict Islamic dietary guidelines... they're permissible for Muslims to eat or drink.

The Halal Guys SM Megamall
Anyhow, I was invited to an advanced preview of The Halal Guys' first store in the Philippines located at the SM Megamall Mega Fashion Hall. It's my first time to try eating at The Halal Guys.

The Halal Guys SM Megamall
The menu is pretty simple and straightforward -- there are three main food items: Falafel, Chicken, and Gyro (beef). The cheapest item on the menu is a small Falafel Sandwich at P175.

The Halal Guys SM Megamall
They told me I could order anything I wanted, yay!

The Halal Guys SM Megamall
Gyro & Chicken Combo Over Rice
(P269 Small / P369 Regular / P469 New York Size)
I decided to order 2 things which I thought would give me a pretty good idea of what The Halal Guys was all about -- a rice combo and a sandwich. I was ordering small portions but they suggested that I "New York Size" my orders so they would look better in photos. Anyhow I had a Gyro & Chicken Combo Over Rice. It's kind of like a cross between shawarma, taco salad, and deconstructed burrito in that there's shredded lettuce, tomatoes, beef, chicken, and soft tortilla-like bread. The beef and chicken are very flavorful without being greasy and they're topped with The Halal Guys White Sauce which is like a creamy yogurt-based dressing. My New York Size Gyro & Chicken Combo was so big I took it home so I could share it with my kids.

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