Korean Evening Skin Care Routine

Thank you for watching this video! Here are the links of the products which I use:

Cleanser: Biore Cleansing foam: https://beautymnl.com/products/5996-uru-uru-2-in-1-cleanser
Toner: Mario Badescu Alpha Grapefruit Cleansing Lotion: https://beautymnl.com/products/5996-uru-uru-2-in-1-cleanser

The Ordinary, Direct Acids: https://daraholic.com/skincare/960-alpha-lipoic-acid-5.html

Power 10 Formula eye cream: https://daraholic.com/skincare/152-power-10-formula-eye-cream.html

Innis free capsule recipe pack: https://daraholic.com/skincare/264-capsule-recipe-pack-bija-and-tea-tree-big-size.html

Lador Silk- Ring Hair Essence (similar to): https://daraholic.com/hair-body/1143-triple-x-3-natural-shampoo-150ml.html

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My First Thrift Outfit (In A Bajillion Years!)

My lack of experience in the world of thrift shopping is definitely not from the snobriety of it all, but simply and honestly from the lack of experience and confidence. Prior to the last 2 trips that I’ve gone on recently, I had never really enjoyed thrift shopping probably because my style at the time was different, the conditions were unsuitable or most likely because I was ignorant and stupid.

 It was only a couple of months ago that I decided to give thrift shopping another try because I had seen my baby cousins treasure of vintage finds. I found lace in her closet that cost her P50.00 or even less and I was on a mission to hoard as many coats & blazers as I could find.

And now here we are. I’m thrift obsessed and Paolo has given me a cap on shopping. I have no more closet space because I’ve taken up 4 closets in our house. I’m ded.

Ironically, when you look at these photos, it’s the 1 article of clothing that isn’t thrifted that actually looks like it’s been handed down for years which I think really says something. I got my blazer for about P 120.00 and my ribbed tshirt for P 100.00 while I got my shorts for P 299.00 (brand new. ugh).

What really caught my attention was my Coco Libre Chanel shirt which I think is a dupe but if it were an original would cost $900.00. I still think my version is a dupe because of the variation in the neckline and sleeve hem colors and the faintness of the print. But dupe or not, I love the fit of this shirt and the cloth is unlike anything that I’ve worked with to date.

CHANEL Tops - CHANEL 2017 Cruise Viva Coco Libre Cuba T-Shirt

I know this outfit isn’t screaming amazing or barely worthy of an entire blog post but it was a casual day of errands and spending time with the family and I’m really loving this coord look so whatever.

Also, I left the house which is a feat AND I had someone take my photos after the very long resistance. I’m slowly getting back into guys, I just need tiiime. lol.

What do you think of my thrifted look? 🙂

Master Po: Little Place, Big Taste- Authentic Chinese Food at Your Convenience

For a city/ country with a large population of Chinese residents (myself included), there seems to be a lack of Chinese restaurants that offers customers with quicker and alternative dining options. While the family style, Lazy Susan, way of dining will always be a part of our culture, it often limits solo Chinese cuisine craving enthusiasts simply because of the lack of options.

Thankfully, late night cravings, dinner/ group dates, solo meals or even large groups looking for a change of scenery can now get their Chinese fix thanks to Master Po.

With already two branches located at Plaza Nouvelle, E. Benedicto Street & i2 Building, IT Park (formerly Ila Puti)Master Po offers undeniably good comfort food within arms reach. Here’s just a few of the the items they have on the menu:

Beef Hoffan- P 100.00

Yang Chow Fried Rice- P 100.00

Fish in Mayo- P 100.00

Basil Pork Skewers- P 140.00

Baked Seafood- P280.00

Roasted Chicken- P 180.00

Red Bean Glutinous Ball – P 50.00

Seafood Lettuce Wrap – P 180.00

Spring Roll – P 85.00

Mango Roll- P 80.00, Coffee Jelly & Cream- P 50.00 & Almond Jelly & Black Jelly – 50.00

This semi- fast food chain is definitely something I can’t wait to sink my teeth into again as I am eager to try out their Rice Pots so I can tell you all about it! As of writing, I’ve already contracted my family, Paolo and several friends to go back with me because… with their huge menu, one visit is obviously never going to be enough.

But just in case you’d take my word for it, my favorites so far are: the beef hoffan, baked seafood and of course, the Yang Chow fried rice.

Operating Hours:
Plaza Nouvelle- 10:30 AM-   10:00 PM
IT Park- 11:00 AM- 2:00 PM & 5:00 PM – 2:00 AM)

Seating Capacity
Plaza Nouvelle- 80 pax (with 2nd floor available for bookings, exclusively for 60 pax)
IT Park – 60 pax

Follow Master Po on Facebook & Instagram for more info, bookings & reservations!

What I Wore To Sun Star’s Best of Cebu (Ft. A Fashion Woe)

Last Friday I attended my first ever Sun Star Best of Cebu party. After being unable to attend in the past years, I decided that I needed a Friday off (while I still could) and dressing up to go to a party was the best way for me to blow off some work related steam. It was raining hard that night so I figured that a nice thick overcoat would do the trick, it was so chic, I had only worn it once, I was dying to take it out again and tonight felt like the night.

Have I drawn your attention away from that stupid gold choker necklace I’m wearing? God, I hope so.

Honestly, I hate myself for not taking something off before leaving home. I always said I would. Ugh, I hate myself so much. More so that I let myself be photographed in it before finally deciding to take it off before heading to play BINGO with my grandmother. I’m so stupid sometimes.

No lessons to give here, only lessons to be learned.

Frustratedly Yours,
Issa P. & Miguel, the dinosaur

My Staple “Morning/ Mourning” Outfit

I interchange morning & mourning loosely because I mourn mornings except when I’m on the beach, out camping or when I need to deposit a check so it clears the next morning. I haven’t done a fashion blog in a minute and whilst I am waiting for revisions for a company profile I am currently working on (I also write when I have extra time), I felt like it would be nice to actually blog for once.

Maybe it’s the bride in me or because Paolo always likes it when I wear white but I’ve noticeably been sporting a lot of whites in my looks lately. I find myself constantly picking only 3 pairs of white bottoms out of our laundry delivery more frequently than usual and I’ve over worn my Uniqlo polos so much that they might actually be turning yellow. ew.

There’s just something about an all white outfit that is so easy and yet so difficult at the same time. While underwear selection (seamless and strictly NO LACE) can be a bit of a challenge, choosing articles that’ll make your outfit pop are both easy and exciting at the same time. It’s a roller coaster ride. Simply leaving the house in an all white ensemble is a challenge- I am more brave more than fashionable these days.

But horror stories aside, it seems to have a nice effect especially when you’re trying to impress a client by power dressing, stand out in a crowd without actually trying or you’re just too lazy to actually think of something to wear. Either way, whatever reason; it always seems to work for me.

Trick of the trade: let your shoes, bag and/ or eye wear do the talking.

Issa P.

[Blog & Vlog] Exploring The Specialties of Pancake House, Sizzlin’ Steak & Terriyaki Boy

Pancake House is a household name when it comes to hearty breakfast themed food that anyone can enjoy at any time of the day.

Having been around since 1974, Pancake House has an array of Filipino- American favorites not only limited to pancakes, as the name suggests, but also other filling dishes.

In my first ever food crawl, I, along with some foodie friends, were able to experience the best of the best that Pancake House and their sister companies have to offer. It was a morning filled with laughs, stuffed bellies and even OOTD opportunities which I took full advantage of! Enjoy the video:

If you’re a little low on mobile data or if your internet is a little slow for comfort, don’t worry, these photos will suffice (although, nothing beats the real thing!).

There are currently  4 branches located in Cebu- Ayala, BTC, SM Seaside and at the Oakridge so if you ever get hungry in between, you know where to go!

Spaghetti With Meat Sauce with Garlic Bread
(Reg) P199.00 / (Large) P307.00
A childhood favorite you always go back to, moms spaghetti with meat sauce

Choco Nut Pancake
Choc nut pieces in mini pancakes, whipped cream spread in between the pancakes and drizzled with caramel sauce and topped with a whole choc nut.

Special Salisbury Steak
Premium 1/3 lb salisbury steak topped with creamy mushroom gravy and bacon bits

Pan Chicken With Gravy
(2pcs) P210.00/ (3pcspc) 275.00
Our popular and well-loved crispy and succulent chicken served with steamed rice and flavorful homemade gravy

Classic Pancake
P150.00 / P185.00
The homey goodness of plain golden pancakes served with whipped butter

Golden Brown Waffle
P 185.00
Classic and crispy delicious golden brown waffle

Best Taco in Town
Colorful South of the Border Mexican treat! Ground beef, lettuce, tomato, onion and cheese in crispy taco shell


And if breakfast isn’t really your thing, Terriyaki Boy & Sizzlin’ Steak House are always good alternatives to settle your never ending hunger pangs. With culinary choices of Japanese specialties or sizzling, hot meat served fresh at your table- the point is, you can never really go wrong with a good meal and that’s definitely what these establishments have to offer.


Pancake House

Terriyaki Boy

Sizzlin’ Steak