Review: Hotel Galleria Davao

And now, we reach to the last post of my Davao experience or not? lols! Here’s the review of where we stayed in Davao.

I, again, want to thank my mother for never ending love and support for us! You may think we are responsible for the hotel and other activities in Davao but actually, It’s my mother’s.  She’s the one who arranged everything. From the airport shuttle to hotel reservation. The only thing I did here is to wait for piso fare and booked us.  Thanks mama!

As I said before, she’s the one responsible for the hotel reservation because if it’s me, we should be in Marco Polo but I know it’s too expensive for us since we’re 17 people. Good thing my mom found this hotel.

I don’t know how my mom did it but she got the penthouse for  3500 php per night. The penthouse can only accommodate for 4 pax I think, but because my mother wave her magic wand. They let us stayed there without extra charged, they even lend us extra beds for free. My mommy Linda booked a different room because we, children (lols!) were too loud.

What can I say about Hotel Galleria aside from they are not really expensive? The staffs are really nice. They remember what you ordered. I ordered hot chocolate once and they remember it the next day. They are accommodating and hospitable.

The place is nice and clean. They have swimming pool! oh yes! hahaha! The only thing I wished they have is an elevator. But it was okay actually. It’s a good exercise. the only time you will wished they have it is when you are tired from whole day touring the city.

I liked their bathroom since it’s too spacious and it has bathtub in it. though I didn’t try to stay long. The penthouse’s too spacious and really nice. and oh! I like their stairway because it’s really dramatic.

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This hotel may not have an elevator but that’s just an elevator. It may be old but our experience here was nevertheless great, I wouldn’t ask for other hotel and will definitely book again here for sure.

I rate this hotel…

★★★★★★★★☆☆ (8 out of 10)

sidneyenyen x

Review: Club Balai Isabel

My mother and her co-workers held their annual summer outing last May in Club Balai Isabel. Here are my thoughts about the place.

My mom reserved a one bedroom villa for us all. You may think that we can’t fit here right? But we can if we wanted to. But my mom insisted that we used (my cousins and I) the suite in the hotel because she also got one reserved.

The one bedroom villa is for 4 pax only and they allow additional 3 but having a mother like mine, she makes impossible, possible. My mom’s charm works every time. the villa is for 7 persons but you may all know by now because of my previous post that we’re more than a dozen so we’ve reached the limit but the hotel staffs let us do whatever we want but with limitations! Hahahaha.

The place was really cool! They have I think three swimming pools. Two facing the Taal volcano and the other one’s near the basketball court. They also cater team buildings and large company outings. My brother saw his colleagues from accenture I think.

The thing I love about this is they also have a secret garden though it is not really a secret. Get the idea? It is far from the crowded place like pools and the reception so you can chill and relax for a little bit.

We didn’t taste the food they offer for the reason that my mom brought our (almost) kitchen. Who would dare order other food when you can taste your mother and father’s cooking?

The villa we occupied is great I think. The things I don’t like about staying in Club Balai Isabel is the fact that they are using generators to keep the electricity. We experienced numerous brownouts, the longest duration I think was 3 hours.

I also want to add that I like to swim, a lot but I really am so picky in terms of the water in the pool (yeah like I’m so maarte! Lols) Anyways. I don’t know about you all but I like swimming in cold water. Not as cold as ice but a 6 to 7 coldness out of 10. We only tried the largest pool so I don’t know about the others but the water there is warm. I can’t swim properly because in my opinion, you can feel the weight of the water if its warmer. I don’t know! Please don’t judge my explanation since obviously I’m not good at this. And I’m not good in science! Lols.

Lastly, you need to reserved the court a head. I mean really a head of time. We waited for more than 4 hours to get the resort’s ball (since we didn’t bring one) we follow up for more than five times, they said that the staff who get the ball is on his way now. They also said that they will deliver it on the villa. But still, we waited for more than 4 hours.

But none the less it was great! I had a great time! It was nice to unwind and relaxed. Will be back for sure!

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What do you think?

Till next time

Sidneyenyen x

Review: Brow Lounge

This was my second time to visit the brow lounge. The first one was really quick, I tried their Underarm waxing and Eyebrow threading. Though I didn’t like the outcome, I didn’t complain. I just told myself that I won’t be back.

But desperate times call desperate measures right? My favorite waxing salon are fully booked and I really need to be hairless for the reason that I have an even (lols! lakas!) coming that time.

I told myself that, maybe the result will be different since this time I’m trying their underarm threading (and Eyebrow threading). At first it was okay. though after a few days. The hair grew back. That was fast right? The result was the same if I shaved my underarm 😦

Good thing I fixed it and it is now good as new. (lols! as if!)

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How’s your experienced here?

Comments are love.

sidneyenyen x

Bistro Ravioli MOA

 

Sorry for being MIA again for a month now. I wish I  can update this blog sooner than this but you see, there’s a lot on my plate these past few days that opening up a laptop and thinking about what to post is a big deal for me. I wish I can be a full time blogger but of course, you cannot get all the things you want even if you really like it 100%. You have to work for it but sometimes even if you worked your 100% and exhaust yourself, if it’s not meant to be, it is not. Soon! I will be a full time blogger but this time, I update this blog as frequent as possible 🙂

Last father’s day (see soooo outdated!) we celebrate it in Ravioli MOA because my mom being a voucher queen, purchased a voucher worth 4500 php for only 2500 php. See, my mom’s really a voucher queen! She always purchased lots of vouchers from restaurants, some are not really that good but most of the time she got two thumbs up from us.

This time, mama nailed it when she purchased Ravioli. I’m a big fun of pasta and pizza though I don’t eat cheese. See, I’m a little bit weird right? pasta and pizza without cheese? Well, I don’t eat pasta with cheese, I always separate them and ask the server if possible to not put any cheese. I also don’t eat pasta with white sauce. But pizza is an exemption. Who doesn’t make his or her pizza an exemption? I eat pizza with or without cheese though I always choose the part that don’t have a lot of cheese.

Moving forward, let’s finish this post since I’m 24 (now 23) blogpost short in achieving my 60 post goal this year.

Service : ★★★★★★☆☆☆☆ (6 out of 10)
Food : ★★★★★★★☆☆☆ (7 out of 10)

Ravioli is located at G/F North Arcade MOA. It is near the escalator (I think) and near the pedestrian lane.

This is my first time to eat in Ravioli but I don’t think it will be my last since they really serve good pasta and pizza though they are lack in services since we waited for I think 20-30 minutes to get our food.

But since the food is really good we decided not to make a big deal out of it. I forgot some of the dishes we ordered but you must try the Seafood spaghetti with marinara sauce. Really great! We finished our lunch with choco lava cake and Tiramisu. Mind you, I can bake good lava cake than theirs and to think that I don’t bake lava cake. Haha. get the idea? The tiramisu on the other hand is delicious. I wish I had a little bit more of dark chocolate but other than that, it’s really good.


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Did you dine in Ravioli? Share your moments. Comments are love.

 

Hayan Vital Cleansing Cream Review

Hi gals! Another review post 🙂


Last Sunday (September 1, 2013) we went to SM San Lazaro to unwind, as we’re strolling, we went to the Hayan Stall (located at upper ground floor near National Book Store) They’re having a 40 – 70% off on all products. HAH! lucky right?! You all know that I’m a sucker of discounts and promos. hahahaha! Anyways we got this Hayan vital cleansing cream for only 170+ (original price : 200+) and facial mask for only 15 PHP (original price 60 php) see how the big difference?

It got my attention for two reasons; first the sales lady told me to try it. and second it is a facial cleansing that doesn’t need rinsing. You may say that it’s a cream so why need to rinse! right? well, you’re right. but the thing is in some other cream. you need to wash your face first with soap or facial foam/wash but in vital cleansing cream you don’t need to do that. That’s the reason why I am happy I bought this one. because when I am tired I rather sleep than to wash my face. See I am lazy.

This is what it looks like. It is not as dense as other cream. To be honest it is almost as dense as water. So be careful when you pour it on your hand. A little squeeze is enough 🙂

So I made a little experiment for you gals to know how effective it is.

I applied ESKINOL facial cleanser on the left side of my face WITHOUT HAYAN Vital Cleansing Cream and on the other half I applied Vital Cleansing cream before the facial cleanser.

Without Hayan Vital Cleansing Cream
With Hayan Vital Cleansing Cream
Can you see the difference? too much dirt on the cotton without Hayan Vital Cleansing Cream right?
Other things that I like about this product is after using it my face became softer likewise with my little sister (she using it also) because of that, she’s applying the cream after applying the ESKINOL so that the soft and smooth effect of the cream will surely last.
The only problem on this product is that it doesn’t have a smaller version to carry for a trip or to place it on your make up kit.
and by the way.
HAYAN korea SM San Lazaro branch is still having a sale until Sept 14. I don’t know if its nationwide though.
I hope you find this review helpful and if you tried it please let me know the result. 🙂
Thank you!

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This ain’t my first time to buy here. But this is the very first time that I will eat their subs. I can say that the crews are really funny and friendly even though my friend and I are so kulit while ordering and waiting. The place is clean by the way. My friend said that I looks like the subway. though I can’t tell you likewise because I’m not able to taste their food yet. Maybe some other time. hehehe 🙂

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so here’s the menu. I ordered HONEY BACON CLUB regular while my friend ordered THE TRADITIONAL regular.

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Though some of you may think that it is too pricey for a subs (or you may think that too pricey for a sandwich) but I guarantee you that this is worth it. why? because of the flavors. I really like the sweetness of the honey combined with the crunchiness of the lettuce and the juiciness of ham and bacon. they all compliment each other.

But the downside of this subs is that it is not as toasted as I like. but maybe you can request for another round of the sub in the toaster. I didn’t try, maybe next time 🙂

All in all, if I will eat here again? I’ll say yes 🙂

Hayan BB cream and silky face powder Review

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I’m addicted on sales (who doesn’t right?) so I always browsing on Ensogo, Cashcashpinoy and Metrodeal for their latest discounts and promos. As I browsed the website of Ensogo, I saw the promo/discount for Hayan BB cream for only 229 (original price 390)  and silky face powder for 179 (original price 290) I got really big savings right? plus the ensogo main office is just a walking distance at my office so hassle free. it is like shopping with DISCOUNT. So as I saw these promos, I am not hesitant to buy. why? because of these reasons:

  • my sister says that the products are good. (Actually we had a little discussion about Korean products wherein we compare the etude house and hayan. She told me that etude house products are really good but too pricey for us. then Hayan, same made in Korea but affordable. She says that we should try it because of the good feedback)
  • affordable (if the promo is not available, I can still continue using the product because it is affordable)

But let me tell you something, I am not really into cosmetics kasi ligo-bilis-alis na ang peg ko kapag umaalis ako. but now? not anymore (i think) because I have reputation to uphold (chos! hahahahaha) anyways back to the product review.

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BB CREAM, to be honest this is my first time to use BB cream so I cannot compare the result of this product to other products. The product is really good, it does blends on your skin when applying so you don’t have to worry about uneven skin tone when using this. good for oil control and it can be use as makeup base or with foundation. in addition, this BB cream is waterproof and healthy because of  whitening function and anti-wrinkles which keeps the skin smooth and beautiful 🙂

Though, It doesn’t cover the pimples or eye dark circle so if you want to have an outcome that covers pimples use it with foundation (I think? I am not an expert on make up. sorry) also, if your face is peeling, don’t use it or it will clog on your skin. (yeah base on experience since, my nose is peeling so I have to apply moisturizer after I applied the BB cream to removed the cream that clogged on my nose.) but other than that this product is superb 🙂

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Hayan Face Silky Powder. after applying the BB cream, I applied face silky powder to lessen the shininess of my face due to the BB cream. I should say it’s okay actually it is more than okay. BB cream and this face silky powder really compliments each other. Also, I used this powder even without the BB cream and the result is better than using any other powder.

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Here’s my face after I applied the BB cream and the silky face powder. with blush-on, eyeliner and eye shadow.

Will surely purchase this product even without discounts or promo 🙂 It is worth the money.

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