Around Willisau

Around Willisau

Since the time a colleague has told me about Sempachersee, I’ve been wanting to go there by bike. The first time I attempted to do so, I failed. A colleague told me that from Sursee, I should heed to the direction to Nottwil and from then I would know which way to the Sempachersee. So I did that. I knew already the way to Sursee since I also biked going there one time already. On the first roundabout , I saw the sign pointing to Nottwill and so I heeded…

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Tag des Kinos 2016: We watched Ben-Hur.

Tag des Kinos 2016: We watched Ben-Hur.

While on my lunch break, I found an advertisement in a local paper about the so-called ‘Tag des Kinos’ or Day of the Cinemas when translated. It says  that on September 4, 2016 all movie tickets would cost just 5 chf. (Well, the participating cinemas, that is). The last time that we had been to a cinema here in Switzerland was when we watched the premier of XMEN Apocalypse in Arena Cinemas in Zürich. I actually won the ticket from a contest that was advertised in TV. 🙂 So this…

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On being Kuripot

On being Kuripot

I don’t actually remember since when I have been branded ‘kuripot’ (being a spendthrift in a bad way or being a miser). Somehow, this has been labelled to me along the way. A couple of weeks ago, I went to visit a Filipina friend here in Switzerland and they so happen to be playing ‘Tong-it’, a card game whose rules I do not really know how to explain. While watching the two of them play for some time and getting slowly bored, I noticed that every minute or so, someone…

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Rotenberg-Menznau-Willisau bike tour

Rotenberg-Menznau-Willisau bike tour

The past few days had been raining and I swear I can already feel the breeze of the coming Autumn. So, I told myself that just in case the sun would shine again, I would ride my bike to anywhere as a belated summer gift to myself. Last night rained but today the sun surprisingly shone brightly so off I went down, rode my bike to nowhere. Well not really to nowhere. I wanted to originally go to Sempachersee after a colleague told me that she went there on  bike and…

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Keeping my brain cells functioning.

Keeping my brain cells functioning.

Years ago, a colleague once told me that when she hit 30s, she tired easily and was not as brain agile as before. Sure it was not dementia but somehow she did not feel as ‘smart’ as she once was. Now that I am at roughly the same age as she was, I do feel some muscle aches (like when I have some sort of a lower bachache after sitting  for some hours and suddenly have to stand up). It is true and although it isn’t really bothersome, I feel…

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Keeping the wrinkles at bay.

Keeping the wrinkles at bay.

I’m obsessed with natural cosmetics. At first, my idea was to smother my face with freshly cut cucumber slices, potato slices, tomato slices, etc. Then I moved on to yogurts, baking soda, apple cider vinegars, (I still do that by the way). Then on to oils like argan oil, coconut oil, avocado oil, caraway oil, olive oil, and the like (which I still do.) The problem is always the inconvenience. I need to slice the veggies and place them on my face (lol), then I have to endure the not-so-good…

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Why I do not recommend Club Nielsen Membership.

Why I do not recommend Club Nielsen Membership.

Around March this year, I signed up on numerous online surveys promising to pay handsome amounts for answering well, simple surveys. I signed up to up to maybe 4-5 survey companies and on these 5, I earned 10 chf for about 3 months of work for only 1 company (they promised hundred of franks per week so the ads said, well..) and then I signed up for the Nielsen Club. Among the rest, the Nielsen Club was the ‘legitimate-looking’ at first glance because first, I know about the company Nielsen…

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I tell everyone I don’t want to be fat.

I tell everyone I don’t want to be fat.

So call me vain, and so in part, I am indeed one. I just do not believe that as a woman ages, she should not value outward appearance anymore. I grew up in  conservative beliefs which among other things, appearance is mere outward and what matters is the heart. And yes, I still do subscribe to this belief. However, I also think that as a woman, I should care for ME not because I want to be vain for vanity’s sake, but because I love myself and I place importance…

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Crazy about natural cosmetics: My journey as a woman.

Crazy about natural cosmetics: My journey as a woman.

For a long time, rather on and off, I entrusted my beauty regimen on purely natural.   The No-Poo Revolution. I survived about 3 months following the no-poo revolution. That is, just using water to clean my hair and body. I have long suffered from dandruff and I attributed it to the harsh chemicals that I lather daily on my scalp.  During the first month, my hair was a mess. It was icky, sticky, and had huge, uncontrollable dandruff overall. I washed my hair daily and I actually took lots…

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Biking and summer

Biking and summer

I remember the first time I actually learned riding a bike. Well, it lasted just a very short afternoon after I said I quit. It took me a fall here and a fall there and an impatient friend who kept on telling me to do things right and well, I just quit. First, I didn’t really like falling and hurting my knees and second, why bother? In the Philippines, biking is not very much popular anyway. I mean, how can you bike in a congested, traffic-infested streets? But then, on…

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