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    Z-Prime Lasik Experience at Shinagawa

    This month, I FINALLY had the courage to undergo Z-Prime LASIK at Shinagawa Lasik & Aesthetic, Ortigas Branch! New year, new eye vision! ๐Ÿ™‚ I started to wear reading glasses during my freshman year in high school and I think, it was due to my addiction in console/ online games. LOL.

    I’ve had countless eyeglass and contact lens because my eye prescription keeps on changing. So, for someone with bad eyesight for too long, this is definitely life changing. I will never again have a hard time looking for my eyeglasses every morning, no more headaches due to myopia, no more stressing out that my contact lens might fall out if I swim, and etc.

    The idea of having a LASIK started when I received a promo message from Shinagawa and did a little bit research about it. A close friend of mine also had her LASIK at Shinagawa 2 years ago so she gladly introduced me to her consultant named David. After some questions and clarifications, unexpectedly – my boyfriend, 2 friends and I booked a screening appointment with David.

    The Screening:

    Before the LASIK surgery, they will do a screening first. In my case, I had my screening last December 22, 2018 and decided to schedule my surgery on January 12, 2019 because I had an upcoming beach trip. Yes, they allow you to do the screening and the surgery on different dates, especially if you scheduled your screening in the afternoon.

    During the screening, they will meticulously test your eyes with different kinds of machines, charts and eye drop(s) so it will take around 2-3hrs. The screening is a must because they need to check first if your eyes are qualified for LASIK or not. I’m not sure what are the reasons for being disqualified, but I’m glad that we’re all qualified for Z-Prime Lasik!

    What is Z-Prime LASIK?

    LASIK stands for Laser-Assisted in situ Keratomileusis, is an eye laser surgery designed to reshape the cornea to correct the vision for people who are nearsighted, farsighted and have astigmatism.

    Shinagawa’s Z-PRIME LASIK:
    1. Is definitely painless due to anesthetic drops that will be given prior to surgery.
    2. It allows faster creation of corneal flap with precise and predictable outcome compared to older models of femtosecond laser.
    3. It produces the smoothest possible flap profile with even, clean edges regardless of the shape and size of the eye.
    4. It provides a faster healing for a clearer vision in a shorter time frameโ€“approximately 2-4 hours recovery is expected.

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    The Surgery:

    This is it! We were scheduled for the surgery at 2 PM and finished at 4 PM, that was quick right? Take note that you MUST bring a guardian or a friend with you to assist you after the surgery because your eyes will become sensitive to lights and when the anesthesia wears off, your eyelids will become heavy making it hard to open the eyes.

    Us, after the surgery. Haha!

    Nothing much to prepare, actually, it’s more of waiting for your turn. All patients that are called will stay in the Operating Room. While in the Operating Room, patients will need to wear an OR slippers, dress and cap. A nurse will give out medical kits and will do a short briefing of do’s – don’ts. After the briefing, anesthetic drops will be given — this is where the waiting game starts!

    Hooray for being second to be called for the surgery! And guess what?! My surgery took only 5 minutes! I love how they made the LASIK surgery nowadays easy and fast! Tip? Just relax and follow what the doctor instructed. ๐Ÿ™‚ I know it is inevitable but I assure you that there is no need to be scared because it’s true that LASIK is painless~

    Post surgery, follow your scheduled appointment for eye check-ups and avoid missing it out. So, that’s just it!

    The Medical Kit

    Why Shinagawa Lasik & Aesthetics?

    For those who don’t know yet, Shinagawa is one of the largest Lasik surgery providers and is also a leading Aesthetic clinic in Japan. They currently have 47 branches in Japan while 2 in the Philippines – Ortigas and Makati branch.

    Honestly, I don’t know any other clinics that provide LASIK service aside from Shinagawa. Most of my friends also had their LASIK in Shinagawa hence, I chose it and did not search for any other clinics anymore. Not even one of my friends gave bad feedback and if you’ll ask me right now, Shinagawa did a very good job! The staffs are definitely friendly and accommodating — they always smile!

    I already had my 1st-day check-up and I was told that my new vision is now 20/12! A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! Three days already have passed since my surgery and I still can’t believe that everything is now crystal clear! I’m still religiously following the do’s – and don’ts after LASIK though. Haha!

    Do’s and Don’ts after LASIK

    If you want to have your consultation, don’t be shy to message me, I will give David’s number to you. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Hope to hear a good LASIK story from you too!

    Shinagawa Facebook Page


    The Girl with Broken Dreams

    Here’s a letter to a girl who has goals and endless dreams, but suddenly got stuck and lost in the middle of chasing them. She has the guts to support other people’s dream but little did she know, the spark of her own dream is slowly fading away.

    The year 2015 and 2016 were indeed good to her, she accomplished many things and was very thankful for it. She was happy, productive and she believed that the path to her goals shine bright like a North Star. Year 2017, the year where she lost her way and got distracted by unnecessary things. She even used to love her online diary blog which was starting to get successful back then, but chose to give it up. (Didn’t even dare to back-up her 2017 blog posts. lol). This girl became bum, unproductive and lazy. She knows what she wants, but what went wrong? Why can’t she find the right way?  Why all of a sudden, she lost her North Star?

    Thereโ€™s nothing she can do to change whatever may have happened to her in the past months, her dreamless days, but I salute this girl for remaining strong, adventurous and outgoing. She may have stopped chasing her dreams for a while, at least she did not stop praying and believing that she will eventually reach her star again.

    So to this girl with broken dreams, you may have thought that you had lost them, but no, the pieces are just there in the dark, waiting to be picked up. Just keep on dreaming and doing what you love, until your North Star shine again.


    The girl who believes in you


    #CosmoMoveIt 2016

    My friends and I were able to attend the second and final part of the #CosmoMoveIt by Cosmopolitan Philippines that was held on April 21, 2016 at the BGC Amphitheater.


    Cosmo shirt that you can style any way that you want, Fruit Magic’s Pure Nectar, Jergens and Belo products were given away on that day! FREEbies! All the booths were very engaging as well! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Our group along with the other bellas were also selected to participate in the Jergens’ game before the Body Jam and Hip-Hop dance workout sessions. Joanne and Pao were able to bagged the first place! ๐Ÿ™‚


    We have totally enjoyed the whole event! Thank you Cosmopolitan Philippines for hosting such a fun and fit event. ๐Ÿ™‚



    “We Don’t Sweat, We Sparkle”



    We Live To Explore

    In my previous blog, I have shared that I bought my first camera, Fujifilm X-A2! The Fujifilm X-A2 is a mirrorless camera that is good for entry-level and upon research, these are the key features of X-A2:

    • 175ยฐ tilting LCD screen with face and eye detection (hello, selfie!)
    • 16.3-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor
    • Newly-developed Eye auto focus (AF), Auto Macro AF and Multi-Target AF
    • 5.6fps burst shooting
    • Built-in wi-fi (photos from the camera could transfer immediately to mobile phones)
    • A pop-up flash and external hotshoe
    • Classic Chrome film simulation mode
    • Full HD video recording capabilities at 30 frames per second and a multiple exposure mode

    I am currently using the new XC 16-50mm II (24-76mm) F3.5-5.6 OIS zoom lens, which I think is the most basic kit lens of X-A2 (correct me if I’m wrong). What I also like about this camera are the built-in range of film simulation modes and creative effects, which helps me to take better photos. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Last week, I have spent my off-days to get lost and wander with my camera, just so that I could try out its different features… They think I’m crazy for doing it, but no! You know how much I like going out, right?! Haha! That’s why the title of this post is “We Live To Explore“. With that being said, let me share with you the unedited photos that I have taken. SOME of the photos that I have uploaded on my Instagram account are edited and filtered using VSCO app. However, if you’ll look at the unedited photos, there’s no need for filter anymore. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Any thoughts, comment or suggestion about my shots? ๐Ÿ™‚ If you haven’t noticed, I like playing with sunlight and shadows. <3



    My Life Lately: February and March

    Supposed to be a monthly series by I have missed to post “My Life Lately: February” so I’ll just post it together with the month of March. ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. I was so ecstatic about my U.S. Tourist Visa being approved so I have shared it immediately in my blog. Even though every detail was already there, a lot was still asking me about it. I guess it excites them too!

    2. I went to Baguio with two of my office mates. It was an unplanned one! We didn’t even know that it was the start of Penagbengga Festival. Haha. The unplanned trips are one of the awesome trips. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Makes me want to try a solo trip soon.


    3. I will be opening a business and this one is still a secret. Don’t worry, I will reveal it soon! ๐Ÿ˜›

    4. Went ice skating at SM MOA with my office mates. I missed my skates and also being inside the ice skating rink! I somehow regret selling my skates. Ugh.

    5. Bought my first camera, Fujifilm XA-2 Mint Green (Yes, my favorite color). I was eyeing the XT-10 model, but the price is too much for me. ๐Ÿ™ So I’ve made up my mind to buy a cheaper one yet with a good quality and will just upgrade after a year…sss. I also met a guy who is a solo traveler, he will be in Europe for 3 weeks. I’m so envious! I wonder what camera did he bought after I convince him to choose Fujifilm instead. Haha!

    6. I’m happy to see that my blog views are still high even though I’m not updating it consistently. Though my Alexa rank and statistics went down, big time.

    7. Two of my closest friends went back to PH so yeah, got to celebrate their homecoming!

    Photo with my girlfriends using my new camera Fujifilm XA-2

    Photo with my girlfriends using my new camera Fujifilm XA-2