Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Anxieties and my Pounding Heart

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There are times when I think that I’ve been blogging for so long that I subconsciously try to spice things up by putting down typed content that is entirely unrelated to the images posted. That being said, let me tell you about this one time where I got forced (for lack of a better term!) to traverse a way I am not familiar with whatsoever using public transportation in order to bypass probably the worst traffic situation I’ve ever witnessed in my lifetime AKA the one truck lane policy by the MMDA. 

When Papa dropped me off someplace after his errands (that was the day I finally understood what oil change meant. Forgive me. I do not know a thing about cars) I was half listening to his instructions because the other half of my attention was given to listen to my pounding heart (and in effect, try to calm myself down so that it would beat in a normal rhythm, which sadly, I failed at miserably) I have always been very adventurous, mind you, and I’m game for pretty much anything - except when that anything involves me, a person who sucks with directions, going to an unknown place, alone, informed, but alone. It’s kind of an exaggeration (because I did get to my destination safe, and in one piece, and an hour early compared to the four hours I would have suffered in if I chose to take the NLEX!) but those events transform me into an anxiety producing factory, and although sometimes illogical, it’s part of who I am.

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And truth be told, I honestly think we all need to be illogical sometimes, or at least, know enough to realize when we are. Because if not, then how could we see distinguish between the times when we make sense, and those where we live and breath pure nonsense?

Photos by Ben Bigalbal, Styled by Chris Lee.

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Sunday, 14 September 2014

#FreeInMySkin

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Physiogel® is the only skincare product that has the patented advanced Physiogel BioMimic Technology® that works naturally with your skin to make it less sensitive and dry. Like a jigsaw puzzle, your skin’s natural lipid layers form a matrix, helping to lock the moisture within. This allows Physiogel® to repair dehydrated skin, rehydrate the essential barriers and also revitalize the skin―keeping it healthy from within. Physiogel® is free from perfumes, preservatives or colorants

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I believe that as humans, it is only natural to feel limited and be shrouded with a set of insecurities that could possibly restrain us from showing the world the best versions that we can be. Physiogel understands this situation, and in effect started a movement led by model, TV host and entrepreneur, Patti Grandidge, to help empower women (and men!) to fully embrace and participate in life by freeing them from dry and sensitive skin. 

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This movement also aims to honor smart, strong, sensitive women who have faced their insecurities (physically and emotionally) and are now embracing and living life to the fullest.

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Physiogel users, Karima Tengco-Castro (Who shocked everyone by saying that she was indeed already 41 years old!) Mica Tuaño-Fuentes, and Patti Grandidge, starting the #FreeInMySkin movement.

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Before the program ended, we were asked to think of three smart, strong and sensitive women we know and are proud of, and I immediately thought of these three. So I honor the smart, strong, and sensitive women in my life who inspire me to be #FreeInMySkin: My mom, Venessa Ford, my other mom, Maricel Aquino, and my bestfriend, Nerielle Cabanero. #NowPayItForward 

For more information, visit www.physiogel.ph or like them on Facebook

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