Gifts for your techie valentine

13 February 2016

Sharing earphones with your special someone to listen to music or watch something together may sound cute and sweet, but if you're somewhere noisy then it can get really annoying trying to hear from one measly earphone. Believe me, trying to pass the time before your movie starts by watching Lucifer while there's a program happening at the Activity Center and there is a dragon dance going around TriNoma for Chinese New Year is not that fun even when you're holding hands with your boyfriend.

Urbanears solves that problem with the Humlan headphones and its ZoundPlug.

Remember that sequence in Begin Again where Greta (Keira Knightley) and Dan (Mark Ruffalo) use a splitter so they can share Dan's music in his iPod? The Humlan helps you reenact those scenes, with the splitter built in so you don't have to worry about losing it. You can use any other earphones with a 3.5 mm jack and voila! In my case I used my lilac Urbanears Bagis because I'm me. Hee.

Althea Korea now ships to the Philippines!

12 February 2016

Without completely meaning it to, my shopping preferences have changed. It could be the hellish traffic. the insane crowds in malls, or a sign of aging, but if I could choose between buying something online or in malls then I would rather go with the former. Yes, I could get lost in bookstore and beauty section aisles all day, but the prospect of braving through Metro Manila traffic is almost enough to put me off shopping.

And that is why I cheer a little extra enthusiastically whenever I get wind of new websites being made available to us. Sooo I'm very pleased to share with you that Althea Korea now ships to the Philippines straight from Korea!

The site will officially open on February 15 but I was chosen to be one of the beta testers. I placed my order on January 23, received the confirmation email that my orders have been shipped on January 25, and my pink box was delivered to my home address on January 30!

Yes, from Korea straight to my house in five working days! No need to worry about taxes or customs fees!

{2016} Currently Vol. 6

09 February 2016

This comes late because I'm still sick. I've been feeling out of sorts lately because aside from needlessly getting anxious over what my lab test results could be, I'm also stressed out about moving to a new [and farther] office that's a bit more inconvenient to go to. I acknowledge that there are a lot of things beyond my control so I should stop worrying about it. Thanks to my friend Nashe I've decided to go back to meditation and reclaim my balance.

I should find it soon lest I go crazy like Tonks gone rogue
Photo from Ruth's Harry Potter-themed birthday party last Sunday
Here is this week's Currently!

Be still, my heart.

04 February 2016

I was on sick leave from work today because I needed to go to the doctor.

Towards the end of December last year, I started having this condition wherein my heart seems to suddenly stop and then beats again, hard. It's like it skips a beat and then makes up for it after. It would go away after a couple of hours so I didn't think anything of it and just chalked it down to holiday stress, but it came back and for the past two weeks it started occurring more frequently. Google search results say it's normal and should go away on its own, all I have to do is stop smoking — but I don't smoke and no one in our household does.

I knew I should have it checked but I'm scared I might find out I have a horrible sickness or something so I delayed it as much as I could. But yesterday it went on from morning until I got home at night and I knew I couldn't delay it anymore, thus my absence from work today.

After more than two hours of waiting in The Medical City, it was finally my turn. The doctor found nothing out of the ordinary on routine check-up so she prescribed that I undergo CBC, ECG, and Thyroid Function.

Jasmini kept me company. She was a real trooper and didn't flinch at all when the nurse took a blood sample and when I had the ECG.

{2016} Currently Vol. 5

01 February 2016

I feel like the year hasn't even started yet and now you're telling me it's already February?



So, it's Valentine season again and it's the first time I'm spending it coupled up after being single for so long so you can say I'm pretty excited. I'm not sure if he's big on cheesy displays of romance on this Hallmark holiday though so I don't really know what to expect, heh. What I do know is that all I want for Valentine's Day is my annual Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind tradition —

[...and anything from the MAC x Ellie Goulding collection. DID YOU SEE THOSE COLORS? BEAUTIFUL!]