Archive for January 2011
|Photo from Audrey Dao|
A little fun fact about me: I studied in a University who's celebrating its Quadricentennial Anniversary today.
The University of Santo Tomas (UST), my Alma Mater, is the oldest University in the Philippines. Gosh, it's been 400 years since the first University was founded in our country!
|The Main Building (oldest building that the school preserved) houses the College of Science, |
a Museum and the Administrative Offices
|The Pontifical and Royal University of Santo Tomas|
The Main Building on a normal school day
|One of the three architectures fronting the University's entrance: the Fountain of Knowledge|
|The school's architectural centerpiece, The Arc of the Century|
|Photo taken from my sister's camera|
|Aerial view: that's the perimeter I jog around on. |
Don't ask me how many laps though :)
UST is known for quite a number of things too aside from being really old. Like hosting the "Paskuhan", an annual Christmas celebration held at The Grandstand. This event is famous for free food (for the students, free ice cream for visitors), a variety show, and a lengthy display of FIREWORKS!
|Releasing Lanterns in the Sky in 2010|
|That's the Grandstand (where I jog); it's where 'Paskuhan' happens|
|Paskuhan is also famous for drawing a HUGE crowd|
|Students viewing the fireworks far from the grandstand |
(but still inside the school's premises)
|People, not ants...|
|This is so reminiscent of my college days!|
Clockwise: Practical exams (and that's our laboratory uniform),
Learning how to create splints (that's an ankle splint, btw), Research and Thesis, Internship
Collated photos from ustcrs.com
|UST Hospital (still inside the campus)|
i held internship here, worked here and even became a patient here (Sophomore year)
Here's a toast to 400 years of excellence and for more years to come. I can never be grateful enough for this University's efforts in striving to become a better place for hopeful dreamers like me. Go, USTe!
I was inspired by The Beauty Bin's glutathione review a year ago, where she talked about how ph338 and tathione307 (what's with the 'ending-product-names-with-3-digit-numbers' gimmick?) working magically on her skin.
A few months later, I decided to give in to this Asian fad. I never thought it could work so well for cold-blooded crawlers like me:
BEFORE Oral Glutathione (please forgive me for the horrible pics, my skin is so dry):
Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunblock SPF50+, 88mL
around P500, available in groceries and beauty stores
|Neutrogen Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunblock has |
a rather thick consistency but is lightweight!
|Dry-Touch? Depends on your skin type!|
|Ingredients of the Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunblock|
no Titanium Oxide, no whitecast...that's why!
it's also not -cone-free, by the way
|Kashuk Sponge Photo Source; Sephora Sponge Photo Source; Beauty Blender Photo Source|
|Sonia Kashuk Photo Source; Beauty Blender and Sephora Sponge photos from Sephora|
I didn't realize that you were into pets and I feel sorry you had to hear my arrogant views on mixed breeds. Honestly, I don't really like how Mongrels look. After our "one-way" argument last night, I thought about why I didn't like them. I still don't like them at this point but I'm willing to not run over them when I see them. I'm treating you to dinner as penance. Bring the Christmas dog along.That was pretty much like a punch in his nuts (just like what dear Ellen wanted me to do)! An apologetic guy admitting to being guilty and trying to change his views. I might just ask for a sack of Vitality Dry Dog Food in place of dinner.
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