Mt. Manalmon: Day Hike And More Adventures At Sitio Madlum

We went to Sitio Madlum, San Miguel, Bulacan by a private car but if you prefer to commute, there are buses in Cubao that are bound to San Miguel, Bulacan. Arrived at Sitio Madlum around 10:30 AM; packed the things to bring for our day hike, left our extra clothes inside the car then we headed to registration area immediately. Glad that I’m with two people who have been there for three times already so they already know the way around. Expenses will be at the bottom of this post. 🙂

Upon arriving in the registration area, the officer informed us about the new rule: No Permit. No Entry. Thankfully, even though we do not have a permit, they allowed us to hike just for this time because we were obviously not aware with the new rule.

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The tour guide gave us an option if we want to start from Madlum Cave or hike the Mt. Manalmon first. We chose option 2.

It was a short hike from registration area to Mt. Manalmon’s peak (1hr the outmost), the trail is good for beginners. Well, if you find the hike too short, there are also other mountains around such as Mt. Gola. 🙂 There is a small cave that serve as an entrance to Mt. Manalmon’s trail and we also had to go through the strong current of the river. We rest and had our snack at the peak while enjoying the strong wind and the beautiful view.

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Mt. Manalmon

At exactly 1PM, we went down from the peak then headed to the river where we spent some time to swim. There are also cliffs around where you could jump off into the deep parts of the river.

River

From the river, we headed back to the registration area to rent headlights for our next activity – spelunking inside Madlum Cave – something tick off my bucket list! Since spelunking requires you to use both hands… and your whole body, we thought of leaving our mobile phones inside our bags in the registration area, so we do not have a photo of our spelunking moments. Haha! We have now a reason (an excuse) to go back. 😛

For adventure seekers, you’ll love this Monkey Bridge where you have to go to the other side by walking on wire! But only if you are brave enough to do it because there is another option, use the normal bridge. Haha. Also, they do have a harness now unlike before. Can you imagine yourself walking on a wire without a harness? I might have chickened out!

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Too much adventure in one place for a day. For my last hike for year 2015, it was one heck of an experience!

Expenses for group of 4:

Registration Fee – Php 40 (Php 5/person)

Tour Guide – Php 500 (Php 125/person)

Headlight rental – Php 30/person

Wash room – Php 10/water gallon (bought 2 gallons per person)

Total expense per person: Php 180 🙂

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Pantene: Stronger and Shinier Hair Inside Out

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Last week, I received a surprise Christmas gift from Belle De Jour Community – Olay products. But the surprise doesn’t end there, I woke up with another gift from BDJ! And this time, the parcel contains my favorite Pantene products! Yehey for more surprises!

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Hair Fall Control Shampoo

Contains Keratin Damage Blockers technology that helps prevent hair breakage caused by damage, resulting in up to 98% less hair fall when used daily.

• Strengthens hair from root to tip
• Prevents damage that results in hair breakage
• Up to 98% less hair fall with daily use

Hair Fall Control Conditioner

Nourishes and fortifies hair from root to tip to prevent breakage caused by hair dehydration. Use every day to reinforce and strengthen hair.

  • Nourishes and moisturises hair
  • Prevents breakage caused by hair dehydration
  • Reduces hair fall with daily use

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Hair Fall Control 3 Minute Miracle Conditioner

YOUR DAILY 3 MINUTE MIRACLE FOR STRONGER, SOFTER, SHINER HAIR.

Strengthen hair against breakage for 98% less hair fall

  • Smoothens 3 months of damage in 3 minutes
  • Lasting strength for reduced hair fall due to breakage
  • Pro-V formula fortifies hair at the structural level
  • Nourishes hair for added strength and shine

When it comes to hair – ironing, curling, coloring and blow-drying – experimentation is endless and sucks the life out of women’s hair that leads to dull, damaged locks.

I’ve been using Pantene Hair-Fall Control shampoo and conditioner since high school. It was recommended by my sister and cousin when I told them that I’m experiencing hair fall. Even though hair fall is normal, I think it’s better to control the as soon as possible to prevent your hair from thinning, right? 🙂

I have also alternate my Pantene Hair-Fall Control conditioner with Pantene 3 Minute Miracle conditioner. It transforms brittle, rigid and damaged hair into hair so healthy, soft and shinier from inside out in just 3 minutes. You’ll also love the new fragrance which is based on fresh wild straberry and raspberry. With this, your hair is always on the go! 😉

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Olay: Moisture That Lasts

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I unexpectedly received a parcel coming from one of my favorite community, Belle de Jour! I’ve been a member of them since 2013 and would still join for the next years. 🙂

Inside the parcel is a bag of Olay products: Olay Deep Moisture with Honey Body Wash and Olay Total Effects 7 in 1 Day Cream Normal SPF 15. Been an Olay user even before so I’m excited to try out these new products!

Olay Deep Moisture with Honey Body Wash

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Description:

Olay’s Deep Moisture body wash gives your body skin deep moisture that outlasts your day. Our breakthrough formula penetrates the skin’s surface layer by layer to infuse your skin with long-lasting moisture. You can get bouncy, smooth, tender and beautiful skin even in dry climates. Your skin’s condition improves after just one use . Use regularly for beautiful, healthy-looking skin that lasts.

Direction:

Squeeze a small amount onto a wet puff/loofah, lather, and rinse. For all skin types.

Though it doesn’t lather much, the body wash smells good and after washing, my skin instantly became smoother, moisturized and it lasts until night time. No joke. 🙂

Olay Total Effects 7 in 1 Day Cream Normal SPF 15

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Description:

A daily facial cream that provides 7 anti-ageing benefits in 1, plus SPF 15 to help protect against sun exposure, the #1 cause of premature visible ageing.

Includes vitamins, antioxidants plus Broad Spectrum SPF 15 UVA/UVB sunscreen”
Avoid contact with eyes. Do not stay too long in the sun, even while using a sunscreen product. Not to be used for children under three years of age.

Total Effects fights 7 signs of aging by:
• Minimising the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
• Moisturising to soothe and nourish dry skin
• Balancing color and tone while reducing the appearance of age spots
• Smoothing skin’s texture with gentle exfoliation
• Refining to minimise pore appearance
• Protecting skin’s surface from free radical damage with antioxidants
• Firming skin’s appearance with hydration
•Oil-Free. Fast-Absorbing. Dermatologically tested. Non-Comedogenic (Won’t Clog Pores).

Direction:

Apply liberally to cleansed face and neck twice a day

I also love this one! Oh, can’t go out without its protection on my face; unlike the other products, it’s not sticky and oily at all! Hope to see and to feel the other results real soon. Protect your face from the sun with this 7-in-1 day cream. 😉

Want more information and exciting rewards? Sign-up on Everydayme.com.ph!

Getting ready for year 2016? Don’t forget to get one of Belle de Jour’s planner!

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My Life Lately: December

My Life Lately

December just started out but a lot already happened… or not, really. Looking back on what happened for the past few days, here’s the list of my life lately:

  1. Attended at the very early office Christmas Party (seriously? Christmas Party on first week of December?! Haha) and I was unexpectedly awarded as the best “Goth” costume since our theme was First Day High. Hooray for P1,000 that I got. Meh.
  2. Been meeting a lot of close friends lately to celebrate their promotions and birthdays. I’m happy for them! So if I’m not at work then I’ll be somewhere else but home.
  3. Eating a LOT! Like, I do not get full or satisfied with what I eat – may it be junk foods or real foods. Why oh why. I this normal? Or am I still normal? LOL.
  4. During my shift… of course, I’m working! 😛
  5. Yet I why do I still feel like I’m missing out a lot because of work? Hmm. Plus, I have to work on 25th and 31st of December – Night shift! SMH.
  6. Re-budgeting, jotting down expenses, random thoughts and ideas.
  7. Reading the book A Work In Progress by Connor Franta. Connor motivates and inspires me. I love you, Connor! 🙂
  8. Torn between if I should get Fujifilm XT10 or not because I want to save yet I want to have that expensive camera. The battle between wants and needs. Could just someone please give this to me as a gift?! Haha
  9. Planning on what business should I start? Where to invest?
  10. Too much time spent on Social Media.

Eww, did I just used a lot of emoticons and abbreviations? LOL. Am I just overthinking or making my life complicated? I hope not. Well, I also hope that I’m still on the right track and that I could start a business, soon! 🙂

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Happy Skin Shut Up & Kiss Me: Honeymoon Glow

Hey everyone! Christmas is just around the corner, so what’s in your shopping list? 🙂

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I just want to share this new lippie that I’ve got as an early Christmas gift. Happy Skin Shut Up & Kiss Me Moisturizing Lippie in Honeymoon Glow – found my new favorite!

Did you know that Happy Skin is a proudly Filipino cosmetic brand? 😀

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The nude shade of Honeymoon Glow is perfect for my current skin tone, my every day look and for selfie! Haha! I really like it because I’m a sucker for natural looking products like the contact lens that I have bought before.

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This lippie offers three-fold “lip service”: the shine of a gloss, the pigment of a lipstick, and hydration of a balm! Spoil yourself with Shea butter & Collagen to keep your lips in lip-lockin’ shape!

Lipstick + Lip Balm – true to its words! The lippie make my lips look smooth, glossy and hydrated. I’m pretty sure that every girl out there will be happy to have this kind of lippie in their make-up kit; this will be also a perfect Christmas gift for girls. 🙂

The lippie is also available in Matte and have other shades, just check out Happy Skin online store and their Instagram account.

Mark your calendar as they will have a BIG Sale on December 12, 2015. Happy shopping!

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My 23rd Birthday

A week full of junk foods

3 days have passed since my 23rd birthday and I’m still ecstatic about it. Unlike last year, I did not take an EH (Elective Holiday) in my work because I just got back from my trip to Surigao and I was out of the office for 9 days. Haha!

Even though I’m on a night shift and it means I’ll have to celebrate my birthday in office, my teammates never failed to surprise me with a cake! I wasn’t expecting anything on that night yet they still managed to make me feel that it’s my special day. 🙂

I’m so happy that I was able to celebrate my birthday with different set of friends! Thank you for the gifts, surprises and birthday greetings! You made my day extra special, I love you all!

Thank you, God, for all the blessings that you have given me and for giving me another year of life.

P.S. Will have a triple birthday celebration (mine, my sister’s and my brother’s) with my family on weekend. <3 Happy birthday to us.

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