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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My thoughts about enjoying this God-given life.

My thoughts about enjoying this God-given life.

When I read history books, biographies of once famous people, or even just observing old people around me, I marvel about how fast time and youth fly. Now, I am young and beautiful, some years later, I will show deep lines and wrinkles, and my body will start aching. In my quiet moments, I wonder if I am really living the happiest way I can with the time that is left of me. I am now in my 30s and just these times I have really just started enjoying my…

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Ways to earn extra income in Switzerland

Ways to earn extra income in Switzerland

“Here is secure,” so I hear everytime here. If people become jobless, or invalid, or whatever, the government is there is to help. You do not have to live on the streets, or starve, blah blah blah. I don’t think so. As of every economy, Switzerland is changing. If you do not have any rainy day savings, it would be easy to fall into debt, and sink. I do have a job here but I have always wondered of how to have some extra income while here. This is not like…

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Buying glasses online at GlassesShop.com

Buying glasses online at GlassesShop.com

We love watching football games in our couch and my husband always insists that I put on my glasses. He claims that I am blind and cannot really watch the game properly. I can and can follow the ball very well thank you. Of course I could not clearly identify the faces of Lahm, Müller, Boateng, Neuer, etc ( I am a Bayern fan btw) My glasses irk me because I just feel a headache slowly mounting on me.  Also, the glasses do not at all fit my face but slides on…

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