One Sunday morning, my family and I didn’t have any plan but it turned out to be my favorite day of the month! (August) Headed to Serendra & Market Market Mall in Global City during its SALE day so we we’re inside the mall from morning till evening without noticing it. Spent the whole day, fitting clothes & shoes! And satisfying our cravings in some food chains such as Zagu, New York Fries and New York Hotdogs! Then later on had dinner in Kamayan buffet restaurant! I think I totally forgot that there’s this word called “Diet!”
Then saw the wall climbing it’s kinda cool, but gravity is something that everybody should be scared of. This kind of activity is easy but even with the gears, there’s still a chance for these gears to malfunction so, you just have to be careful everytime you do this kind of stuff.
It was my brother who climbed first. Then I accompanied my sister. While looking at how steep the rock was, I fearlessly started to hit the rock and grab anything I can hold on to with my hand. Though I’m a first time climber, I wasn’t scared at all because I love heights! and it was actually safe because of the gears that they let us use. The wall also has certain stages of varying difficulty depending on your experience and capability. There is what they call the 90-degree wall, for beginners. The wall is just flat and doesn’t have many obstacles all you need is to power lift and push yourself up.
I wasn’t wearing the right clothes and shoes (just rented proper shoes) because it’s not planned at all. I really had so much fun! I wish I can’t go to different wall climbs as often as I want to!
As we walked around Serendra, I’ve been spotted to do a 10 seconds commercial and mini-photoshoot for Fox Channel! I’m glad my mom also have her camera with her the whole time because my Sony digicam kept on vibrating like a cellphone on a vibrate mode! It produces blurry pictures!
The happenings didn’t end there! Also went to McKinley Hills to check the developments of my condo. I love the ambience in Venetian Mall though it’s a mimicked version it still reminds me of Venetian Mall in Las Vegas that I visited early this year and Venetian Mall in Macau.
There’s more! The night didn’t end there. Before they start calling me “Indianera” for not showing up every time they invite me, I’ve decided to meet my friends at Starbucks in Rockwell Makati. We spent more than 3hours of non-stop laughter! Abby – my colleague from the airline just arrived that time, I’m glad she didn’t forget to bring the Alviero Martini passport holder & wallet that I asked her to buy during her recent flight to Rome, Italy.
Published April 27, 2010 by Mrs. Universe Philippines 2020 - Star Villanueva
“Be Pampered Like a Star…”
Every once in a while, we all deserve to indulge and pamper ourselves so we can recharge our tired mind and body. I’ve always enjoyed pampering myself by going to spas. Just early this year my mom and I went to The Spa then out of nowhere we had a conversation about starting our own spa business. It was more on kwentuhan lang na parang nangangarap because It’s my dream talaga to have my own spa since I‘m a self confessed spa addict. I didn’t know that my mom was so serious regarding our conversation! Nagulat na lang ako meron na daw 2-storey space for rent siya na nakita, the location was very nice. It‘s in Timog Cor. Scout Torillo in Quezon City (in front of Off The Grill-Near Jade Valley) it’s near lots of restaurant so that it would be convenient for our customers to buy snacks in case they got hungry and also walking distance from condos, schools & other establishments and there are many parking lots available.
* I’m planning to put up a branch near my condo in Mckinley, if anyone is interested to franchise just let me know.
The treatment rooms/beds has the warm and luxurious feel, enhanced further by ambient lighting and the sweet scent of aromatic essential oil in the 2nd floor for massage, scrubs & waxing services, while the 1st floor mainly caters foot spa, manicure, pedicure & Hair Spa services. (Will post the list of services soon).
* Pang billboard sa Edsa hehe!
Last year, I already set my mind that I’m going to resign this year, but while my spa is under construction, I overspend unexpectedly then decided to extend my flying career a “bit” more!
Published July 23, 2008 by Mrs. Universe Philippines 2020 - Star Villanueva
Not knowing the healthy benefits of it, I always like whole grain products such as bread, cereal, oatmeals & wheat bread eversince I remember. (Since I was in grade-school to be specific) I’m literally patronizing the high fiber diet without me knowing it! I don’t even wanna call it a diet because it’s more of a routine for me. My grocery cart & suitcase on the way back to Doha (as shown in the picture) is usually filled up with oatmeal & granola bars – It’s my favorite anytime snack besides from chocolate. I ate a lot! I never deprive myself to eat whatever I want. If you deprive yourself you’ll just end up eating more. Another secret is that Eat-sleep-pattern is a big no-NO!!!
High fiber diet is "less strict" than many other diet plans. Just increase fiber consumption! Just focus on foods high in fiber so you should eat more whole grain foods such as cereals and bread. Fresh fruits and vegetables are also high in fiber, as well as being an excellent source of important vitamins and minerals. Fiber is important for the health of the digestive system and for lowering cholesterol. Foods containing fiber often are good sources of other essential nutrients. This diet + some yoga stretchings = Flat Abs!
Published July 22, 2008 by Mrs. Universe Philippines 2020 - Star Villanueva
One day, I’ve seen a commercial about a skinny woman tells you how wonderful it is to fit into her old clothes again. They show a picture of how she used to look, so you can compare it to her current body state. Then they will tell you how you can get the body etc. I know I’m not fat but I’m not skinny either! Hehe! But I ate a lot! I crave sweets every hour of the day and I cannot resist it. So I’ve tried the slim-fast milk chocolate and really like it to help fulfill my chocolate cravings and it taste so good! I really like it! Did it work? It work for me. I could drink one when I was reading my morning email and wouldn’t need to eat anything until lunch but during lunch I still eat. I never skip meal & I snack in between. I never deprive myself from eating because when you deprive yourself you’ll just end up craving more food!
Published July 22, 2008 by Mrs. Universe Philippines 2020 - Star Villanueva
I ate a lot so I have to search for a helpful product that will help me maintain my weight.Well according to their ads it is a fast & effective way to eliminate congested waste matter, also helps lower bad cholesterol,cleansing function and anti-oxidant properties that promotes better complexion and has an anti-aging effect. Out of curiosity I was able to finished 1 box which contains 20 sachet. (it cost 85 riyals here in Doha) I’m not sure whether it’s effective or not but one thing I’m sure of is you’re not supposed to drink it if you have other plans rather than staying at home! because you’ll definitely end up going to the toilet after or 5-6 hrs!!! =)
Published July 21, 2008 by Mrs. Universe Philippines 2020 - Star Villanueva
During one of my layover in Washington, I woke up so early (5am) I was craving for pancake so I ordered at Panera-nearby cafe connected to the hotel where I’m staying.. The pancake & syrup was so good so I planned to make my own version but why would I buy a high calorie maple syrup if there’s alternative “Sugar-Free & Low calorie” at same great taste!?! I’m glad I found this 70% fewer calories than regular syrup… If you’re calorie conscious person or has a diabetic family background this is definitely a good alternative instead of buying a high calorie syrup.