Loud Music, Play On

The other day, my room underwent a major cleaning from me, our helper, and a li’l from my bro. As we went through my old stuff, I had a difficult time choosing which ones need to go and what I still want to keep. And among those that I kept are photos of me from back in college when I was still a metal / hard rock fanatic.

It’s amazing how my taste of music has dramatically changed over the past decade. When I was still in college, true to my rebel days, I listened to a lot of metal and hard rock music. I distinctly remember my mother knocking on my door to a point of almost breaking it down ’cause she wanted me to turn down the volume of my music player. ๐Ÿ˜€ She never understood how all that loud music made me concentrate more on my studying.

Since I got friends and a boyfriend who were in a band and played a lot of Metallica, Nirvana and Black Sabbath, I was so into all that "noise" during my late teens up to my very early 20s. I’d go watch them rehearse and even join their jamming sessions just to get all that high that rock music gives me. They tried to educate me about how all those electric equipment, distortion pedals, equalizers, amplifiers, and other instruments work, but I never really paid attention as I was just there to enjoy the music. ๐Ÿ˜€ I do remember all the things they’ve imparted to me like how distortion pedals are a must for guitar players who perform on-stage. Makes the sound crisp and clean without requiring a new amp. See? I remember! They’d be so proud of me! ๐Ÿ˜€

Writing about it now, I miss those days. I’m starting to believe that the older you get, the less loud music you can endure. ๐Ÿ˜€ I’m no music hater, and I don’t think I’ll ever be (I have preferences is another way to put it). Now, I listen to more rhythm and blues. I wish i can get in touch with my friends again from college. I wonder if they still love the same kind of music we used to enjoy together.

Kikay Prizes I’ve Won : Part 1

Most of you are probably subscribed to this blog because of my promo or giveaway alerts. So, I know you’re all fully aware how much I love joining giveaways. Lately, I’ve been so much into entering those with cosmetics or makeup as prizes.

I feel like I’ve been pretty lucky recently because of these prizes I’ve won. I wanted to share them with you here since I will be posting a review of them soon. Also, to inspire you to enjoy entering these giveaways. The truth is, I’ve lost more than I’ve won, but it’s so much fun winning freebies even when you can actually afford the prizes. Nothing beats free stuff! ๐Ÿ˜€

Starting off with these prizes I’ve won from Kikay si Maria:

Prizes I won from Kikay si Maria's giveaway

There were other prizes included like the LuView Magic BB cream, but I’ll share that on my review that should be posted the next few days. ๐Ÿ™‚

Next are my prizes from Cinema Secrets and Earthlingorgeous:

Cinema Secrets lip palette

Also included with that lip palette (which my kikay nanay now owns) is the Cinema Secrets Super Sealer. I haven’t taken a decent photo of it yet, but watch out for my review of that as well.

Lastly, and what I consider my favorite prizes among these 3, are these goodies from Dull to Doll and Makeup by Sai.

Dull to Doll prizes

I’ll write reviews of these products, too, except for the cleansing foam (which smells so good, by the way). For the GEO contact lenses, since they don’t have grades, I gave them as gifts to my kikay cousin. I already took photos of her, and I am so envious. ๐Ÿ˜€ I’ll post them here on a separate review. Now, just look at the cute packaging.

2 pairs of GEO contact lenses from Dull to Doll

Thank you to all the generous sponsors of these giveaways! ๐Ÿ™‚

I’ve got a whole lineup of other giveaways that I’ll be joining and I’m hoping I’d be lucky again. Some of you might be thinking, “c’mon, give chance to others!”, but I can’t help it! ๐Ÿ˜€ If I don’t have the prizes yet on my collection, I’ll continue on joining. ๐Ÿ˜‰

I do miss winning gift certificates and gadgets too. You can check the first part of my post about my non-cosmetics/kikay prizes from online giveaways on my other blog. I’m hoping to win an iPad, iPhone, a brand new laptop, or even a Samsung home theatre system. Need to be more proactive in joining these giveaways. ๐Ÿ™‚

I have a couple of giveaways lined up for you, plus, of course, my anniversary giveaway. So excited about that. Keep posted okay? And, of course, don’t forget to subscribe to my email feeds.

An Old Time Favorite Game

While I was rummaging through my pile of stuff here in my room last week, I found an old bingo card that I used as a bookmark for my journal (yes, I have an offline journal). It reminded me of the days when I was younger when I would come by here in Dampalit (we used to live in Navotas, a hop and skip away from Malabon) with my dad and stay for days to bond with my cousins and relatives on his side of the family. One of the many games we used to play was bingo.

Bingo cards

I distinctly remember my grandmother Esther took her time to show me how it’s done. It was her all-time favorite past-time, so she was the perfect person to guide me on how it’s played. Since the mechanics are pretty easy, I quickly learned how to be one of the players, and even enjoyed being the one calling out the drawn numbers.

Sad to say, our family no longer have those days where we’d spend a lazy afternoon playing bingo. But, whenever I see those sites where you can play online bingo for cash, they remind me of all the fun we had back then. Technology has made it easier for us to enjoy it, and since we’re adults, I bet my cousins would gladly accept my challenge to play online with them. ๐Ÿ˜€

I wish that if I do have a family of my own, it’ll be one of those games we’d play. There’s no need for real money to be involved, just clean, straight-out fun, without the need for real intellectual prowess, but pure luck of the draw. ๐Ÿ˜‰