I am the master of my fate, I am the captain of my soul. ~ W.E. Henley

Oi Rebond ang Lola Mo!

 Day 1

I had been strutting around sporting my infamous bedroom hair (unkempt, uncombed and unruly) far long enough.  So I finally decided to exercise jurisdiction over my shaggy locks, imposed strict discipline over it by having undergone hair rebond treatment.  My long overdue decision was just in time for the wedding I had to be in, the one I mentioned two posts back.  I got the treatment done at a not so famed salon here in Cebu City.  The salon name was Red Lips formerly Dyoosa Salon located at Tisa Labangon right across Maria Lina's Catering Building.  

Now you might be wondering why I took a risk in an unfamiliar salon with a delicate procedure as a hair rebond.  Mine was choice based on research.  I had initially wanted to get the job done at Jonas Borces in Talamban ( a really famous salon, with sossy clientele ) but I had second thoughts because I havent seen anyone I personally know whom has had theirs done there.  After a few calls and texts to my cousins who have had good hair rebond results, I whole heartedly trusted their reviews of Red Lips Salon and just simply entrusted my wayward tresses to Tootsie the salon owner.   

He was the one who applied the treatment to my hair and also took notice of how long the chemicals were to stay on my hair.  It was his minions who did the troublesome procedure of thinly ironing my hair.  Because I have thin hair, entire process was done after 3 hours, a short time compared to the usual 4-5 hour routine.  

Its been almost a month since I have had the treatment done and my hair still is so straight, shiny and easy to comb.  Tootsie also suggested I put on Ahglow Keratin Hair Protek once in a while after I shower for maintenance.  It's always good to ask your friends for feedback on products and services you are interested in.  Dont get swayed by how a product is marketed, or just because its expensive or pricey.  You dont want to end up having wasted money and still look hideous.  ;)

My Hot Mess

Errr there's actually nothing hot about being messy, but I'm adding the adjective for love of euphemisms and so as not to scare off possible husband material HAHAHAHA.

It's been ages since I last cleaned my room and now nature has gotten back at me by sending troops of tiny ants running amok over my desk into my books and *gasp inside my laptop!  So since its Earth Day today ( although I don't believe in setting dates to get something long overdue started ) I might as well jump into the band wagon and do my share of Earth loving deeds.  It's a tedious task but I have to do it or I'll end up sleeping with ant colonies.

Of course I'll post the post cleaning pictures! ehhehe

A Bantayan Island Wedding

While everyone else were going back to the city during the aftermath of Holy Week, I on the other hand was headed to where everyone in Cebu City had been, Bantayan Island.  Through the years, this pristine white beach tiny island has been a consistent hideaway for travelers, trippers and vacationers alike where they spend the entire Holy Week soaked up and drenched under the marvelous Bantayan sun.  It is definitely the place to be this summer.

So, having gone the Monday after Easter Sunday, I was not at all surprised to the silence and ghost-town feel of the place.  Anyhoo I prefer serenity over crowdedness and boom boom noise, so I was ok with the still ambiance. 
I had to go there because for the first time I was Maid of Honor for a wedding.  The bride is my long time very close friend of more than 10 years.  Our friendship had grown from giggling girls to becoming proud women and I am just so happy for her that I'd travel that far despite it being my Dads birthday just so I can witness her moment of happiness.  I almost cried seeing her walk the aisle with her daddy and aunt all teary and overwhelmed.
I spent 4 days there, although I didn't swim the beach ( I was tempted so much) I spent a lot of time reading One Hundred Years of Solitude and looking out of my window witnessing magnificent sunsets.
Funny thing was I had been obliged to catch the brides bouquet as the rest of the brides maids were probably below 18 years old and the single ladies where just too shy to line up.  I totally forgot that some guy was going to put on a garter on my thigh.  It was hilarious!
Having stayed at my friends in-laws house gave me the chance to witness old customs of kissing the forehead and hands of elders as well superstitions and traditions during weddings that are still practiced by people in Bantayan.  Going to the province to unwind and relax also makes way for us to keep in touch with our roots and preserve our heritage and good customs.  I am grateful for the experience, I went home refreshed with a whole bag of stories to share to my family.

Should I DIY These Dresses?

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What I love about going to school on Sundays is the fact that when I go out from campus, I am immediately greeted by a tumult of clothes ready to be scoured and be stamped "thrifted".  The last few weeks of school had given me the chance to do what many of us dub as therapeutic.  Right after my crazy final exams I treated my stressed out self with a few rounds of ukay-ukay.  I found 4 cutesy dresses fit for the summer however they all need a few tweaks and one or two alterations to make them flaunt worthy.  It's either I go ask a local dress maker to do the task for me or I wait for my mom to feel a dawning of inspiration for her to fix the dresses for me, or worse, I ruin the dresses by doing the tedious job myself lol. 

Here are the stuff I managed to salvage from a seeming pile of ruin. ;) 
I hope they get done before the summer ends.. hehehe