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Christmas in August

Posted on 29 July 2013 by Flisha

It sounds absurd to be thinking of Christmas when it’s the middle of the year. But apparently many people do.

I remember the first time I heard this phrase was when I was a kid. The town bookstore (now defunct) Golden Bell used to promote Christmas in August every year. There would be a sale, of Christmas trees and Christmas ornaments and Christmas gifts and all things Christmassy! (Like department 56 dickens village) I wonder if people really bought? Who buys gifts five months in advance???

But if you are that kind of person, then I would have to say I like sparkly earrings, Swatch watches, flower-scented liquid hand soaps, Lush soaps, spa gift certificates, personal care gadgets and flowers.


Hee hee!



Shopping for Swatch

Posted on 29 July 2013 by Flisha

I have never been a fan of watches. I have childhood memories of straps breaking after only a few months’ use, sweaty wrists and smelly rubber. Once cellphones became uso, I had no need for them. Haven’t worn one in maybe fifteen years.

My boyfriend on the other hand, loves watches. It’s his main accessory. He has 2 everyday Casio watches plus his casual Kenneth Cole watch. And he enjoys window shopping for watches. Is it a guy thing? I know of 2 other guys who have the same interest.

So yesterday, my boyfriend brought me to a Swatch store. He wanted to try on stuff. Since I was there, I looked too. And before I knew it, I was feeling inadequate and kulang!!! Like I needed a watch hanging from my wrist, stat! It was an uncontrollable urge. (Shopaholic alert!!!)

I ended up walking away with this gorgeous piece.

swatch menthol tone

It’s called the Swatch Menthol Tone.

Here are a few pictures of the watch on me. :) :) :) (Sorry the pics aren’t so good, just using my Blackberry’s camera but I promise the watch looks very pretty in person.)






I love that it looks like a piece of jewelry, not just a watch. And it won’t make my wrist smelly. Plus it sparkles. Hee hee!

After that day, I went online and looked at all the Swatch watches on offer. And now I have my wishlist. (Pssst, my birthday is coming up in 17 days, LOL!)

Flower Box – it’s white, flowery, and the pop of icy blue is dainty

Swatch Flower Box

First Romance – sparkly always gets me. Plus I like the light pink and blue accents.

Swatch First Romance

Entangled Shine – I like the twisted straps and the sparkly stones

Swatch Entangled Shine

Crystal Lace – I like the embroidered strap and the gold accents

Swatch Crystal Lace

Climber Flowery – flowers!

Swatch Climber Flowery

Chessboard – I like the monochrome design which still has a feminine touch

Swatch Chessboard

Twice Again White – I tried this on in the store and I just really liked the way it looked on my arm :) Nice, everyday watch.

Swatch Twice Again White

Strawberry Jam – a pop of color for those days when I’m looking to perk up :)

Swatch Strawberry Jam

Loburia Blue – this I like very very very much. The blues and purples blend very nicely and the strap links together delicately. So pretty!

Swatch Loburia Blue

Full Blooded – I would wear this everyday. Nice gold plated watch, mukhang mamahalin! Hehe

Swatch Full Blooded Gold

That’s not the half of it. I plan to buy more, more more. Just like that, I am hooked! Or should I say, strapped? :)


Pain Relief through Walgreens

Posted on 29 June 2011 by flish

This post brought to you by Walgreens. All opinions are 100% mine.


Ever since I started working late hours servicing a global market in my current employment, I’ve been experiencing increased headache and insomnia. I know it’s due to my altered sleep pattern, but hey, I’m thankful I’ve got a job so I have to grin and bear the pain. :) But I’m not a masochist, so I definitely get help from pain relievers. And I definitely would choose a branded product over a generic one.

My boyfriend is a doctor and he tells me over and over that, with his experience dealing with patients, those who opt to take the branded yet pricier medicines end up healing faster than those who don’t. But between two branded products that I trust the same, the choice is a no-brainer. Get the less expensive one!

My choice of drug for pain relief is over-the-counter ibuprofen, and if you have the same problem as me, you can try a bottle of Walgreens Ibuprofen 200 Tablets, for only $9.99 (500 pieces). Walgreens Brand Health & Wellness Products are of great value, since they are relatively less expensive while at the same time trustworthy. Furthermore, their products are pharmacist-recommended, most contain the same active ingredients as other national brands and have a 100% satisfaction guarantee (as long as you take the medicines as instructed!).

You can visit to learn more about Walgreens Brand Health & Wellness Products.

With every purchase of Walgreens Brand Health & Wellness Products, you are contributing to your friends and neighbors. This is made possible through the Walgreens Way to Well Fund™, a campaign to provide health check-ups, health awareness and wellness services to local communities. Walgreens will contribute up to $3 million annually to the Walgreens Way to Well Fund™. Some of those services will include preventive health tests through the National Urban League Health & Wellness Tour and vouchers redeemable in select stores. You can visit for more information on this program.

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Payless Philippines


Payless Shoes Philippines

Posted on 14 March 2011 by Flisha

If I’m looking to buy womens sandals, or any type of women’s footwear, these days my first go-to store is Payless in the Philippines!

Payless Philippines

I love that their aisles are organized by size, rather than by shoe type. My size is 8 and a half. That seems to be a rare case in the Philippines, since most malls carry only up to size 8, and if a store does carry my size, the choices are pretty measly. It can get really frustrating looking at pretty shoes and never finding one that’s my size, and having to settle for less than what I want.

With Payless, I don’t even have to look at other sizes! I just go to the aisle of my size, and lo and behold, all the shoes fit!! :) :) I love it!!!

I’ve been to three branches in the Philippines. I’ve been to the Shangri-La and SM Megamall branches, but the best one is still the one in Rockwell, because it’s really big and my size spans about 3 aisles of shoes; while in Shang and SM, only one or less.

The shoes are well-designed, too. The Spring 2011 collections feature designers such as Christian Siriano, Lela Rose and Isabel Toledo. Shoe price ranges from 1000-2000 pesos, but there are lots of markdowns. I recently got a pair of boots for only Php600! I’m definitely going back there again – and again! :)

They even have an online site so you can check out all the new shoes!



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