Sunday, June 28, 2009

Proud to be Filipino

I am back.. Today, I conducted the initiation for the neophytes. It is really tiring.. As promised, this is my entry to Cheysser's contest. I have done this earlier but due to hectic schedule, it is the only time I got to post it. There are countless of adjectives that i could think of when asked about the characteristics of a Filipino. Good or bad, I think these traits are influenced by a lot of things and it dates back in our history during the times of colonization by the Americans and Spaniards. The Filipino culture is a fusion of west meets east. If asked how proud I am to be Filipino, my would definitely be DAMN! 100% I am proud to be one!! Growing up in a very traditional conservative family, I am very much acquainted with the values and history of my country.

Values that I keep as a Filipino

Religious / God centered

85% of Filipinos are predominantly Christians (mostly Roman Catholic). This has been a legacy left by the Spaniards in our country. In every city or town and even barangays, there will always be a chapel or church and in every home of most Filipinos, the altar will never be missed. The picture above is not a picture taken in a church, that is our altar at home. Being brought up in a traditional Filipino family, I was taught by my parents and grandparents
about going to church every Sunday and praying the rosary. As I grew old, I realized that going to church or praying is not an obligation that I must do but it is a manifestation of my faith in Him. During recitations and examinations in school, I would clutched my St. Jude novena or my rosary to drew strength and wisdom from God. I know some find it weird.. but I have been accustomed with these belief in God, the saints and the Virgin Mary. I think the faith of the Filipinos with God helped a lot in alleviating the difficulties in their everyday lives. It gives them HOPE to go on, in looking forward to a brighter future.


Filipinos are also known for being respectful to the elderly. Children are taught to say "po" and "opo" at a very young age to show deference for the elders. Young and old, they are bound to give respect to people older than them, a quality that I am really proud of. "Mano po" as the picture above shows is a gesture of respect and as a greeting to the elderly. Children fighting back or answering their parents is depicted as a taboo to the society due the utmost reverence Filipinos reserve to older people. Filipinos also put women on the pedestal.


Filipinos are also hardworking people. The picture is painting displayed in our home depicting the diligence of our farmers. I believed that our country is a pool for man power resource. OFWs or the overseas workers are noted for their perseverence in various countries around the world. We do not just simply "work'' because Filipinos are known for their dedication in giving their very best in their work.

Love for Family

The family as a basic unit of the society is highly preserved by the Filipinos. Strong family ties are very evident throughout history. The remarkable of Filipino families are beyond compare. I can attest to this fact. We are living with my grandparents and I love that we still are. I have been brought up by the care and love of two mothers, my true mama and my beloved lola "grandmother". I received so much love from my extended family. I have been always very happy being blessed with a family like them. When I grow up and decide to raise my own family, I would opt staying in a big house with my parents and siblingsin it too. I never thought of this as a setback for growth and independence (as most people think) because they will forever be the reason of my hapiness and I want us to stay together through thick and thin. That's what families are for.. isn't it?

Joy and Humor

Filipinos are known to be jolly people. I would never forget the survey that only a few percentage of the Filipinos commit suicide because we tend to see the brighter side of life despite the hardships we are going through.
Some Filipinos would find themselves laughing over their problems in life.I love smiling and laughing too. It is a stress reliever for me. :D

Stereotypes that represents a Filipino

Mabuti ang inaapi..

It is good to be an underdog.

We always have that notion that being an underdog is good. This explains the reason why we are engrossed over telenovelas like Marimar, Mara Clara and current ones like Tayong Dalawa and May Bukas Pa. Filipinos give sympathy to those who are being bossed around by other people. However, such attitude is really not healthy since it tolerates other abusive people to discriminate and degrade our well being.

Maganda ang maputi
Fair skin is beautiful

I believe that we are the whitening capital of the world.. LOL Honestly, women and some men are so obsessed with having fair skin. I am also guilty of this. This brought about the papaya soap craze and the current glutathione fad. Tsk Tsk.. Other nationality are dying to have our color while we are dying to have theirs. LOL

Filipino Time

In the filipino language, when we say 9:00 that would mean 10:00. Some Filipinos have the habit of being late thinking that it is just okay for others to wait for them. This is one of the worst habit, Filipinos have.

Tradition oriented

I will explain this in our own dialect.
Naranasan niyo na bang tumalon tuwing bagong taon? Malamang ang rason ay gusto niyo pang tumangkad sa darating na panahon. Isa lamang ito sa napakaraming tradisyon at kasabihan ng mga Pilipino na ating pinaniniwalaan. Ang ibang halimbawa pa ay:
  1. Nahulog ang kutsara at tinidor : may darating na bisita (ahem.. may psychic powers and mga utensils)
  2. Bawal isukat ang damit pangkasal (subukan niyo,, hindi matutuloy it0)
  3. Bawal magpakasal ang magkapatid sa loob ng isang taon dapat hindi pareho ng taon (sukob ito!)
  4. Bawal mag gupit ng kuko sa gabi (!?!?)
  5. Para swertehin, maglagay ng piso sa loob ng sapatos (ginawa ko na'to,, hindi epektibo..)
  6. Marami pang iba,, hindi ko na maalala.. haha


^^Philippines on my right cheek.. :D

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

ELF Studio Line Haul + Pussycat Dolls Concert

Hi everyone.. Arghh,, I miss blogging so much. First week of school was really tough... I was struggling with a lot of things.. I would find myself crying alone contemplating why I ever took up law!! I miss my boyfriend so much.. He is the only one who could pacify me when I am depressed. My subjects are harder this time.. Taxation, evidence, wills and succession and etc. As a matter of fact I haven't slept yet,, since last night,, I have a professor who is really notorious and terrifying. She hates women who wears make up and fancy uniform. During days when I have her as my professor I would just wear my ugliest uniform and go to school without combing my hair that much and without makeup. My friends, sorority sisters and fraternity brods were teasing me when they saw me. geez.. I have to be inconspicuous and less flamboyant as much as possible. I will never want to catch her attention! Moving on,, my ELF studioline orders arrived today but it still lacks the brow kit and the elf regular blending brush. I was really happy with my purchase. I love the blush and powder duo!! The colors are really pretty.. The blush reminds me of the balm's hot mama.. but elf's is more pigmented in color and the gold flecks are just minimal. I love the bronzer!! A lot.. I was never interested with bronzers but this one is just gorgeous.

^elf blush and bronzer duo swatch

I will post the pictures of the brushes soon.. I washed it first because it smells so bad!! like plastic but more of a pentel pen imo.. the scent is really strong. I wished i also bought the foundation brush from their studioline.. the foundation brush from ELF's regular line is really hard to use in foundation application. The powder brush is a MUST BUY!! yay. it is super soft.. I just love everything about it.. :D

Doll Domination

Finally,, I get to post the pictures from the pussycat dolls concert. I followed all your advices,, see, I wore something really comfy that day. Weeh,, the concert was really fun. Nicole was the bomb. Her voice is really powerful and unique. Damn, she looks so SEXY!!! They sang all their hit songs.. people can't get enough of Jai HO..hehe My cousins and I were wondering why was she the only one changing costumes,, :S At the concert itself,, a guy (a foreigner,, not really sure of his personality.. my cousins thinks he is an australian.. he's around 25 yrs old or older..) stood beside me before the main concert began. He was staring at me like crazy and tried to make a conversation. I was really getting scared. LOL I thought I was the only one who noticed it but my cousin told me later about it after the concert. I thought the sight of girls wearing skimpy clothings would be enough to make him go away but he went back where I was standing and started staring all over again. WEIRD!!! Good thing my younger cousin stared at him furiously for a minute or two which made him leave. Hahaha More pictures:

Our place is really far from the stage. you call this silver?? haha i think its pretty far but just listening to Nicole's voice is more than enought to make me happy.
^^ the beautiful fireworks after the concert. :D

** That's it.. I will be trying to do another post tomorrow.. Btw, our sorority have four neophytes.. How about an applause for the master initiator?? hihi kidding,, anyways,, initiation/final rites will be next sunday,, :D I am looking forward to my 2nd batch of neophytes. I am really hoping they will not quit (crosses fingers real tight) @_@

Monday, June 15, 2009

Blast From the Past TAG (picture overload) + Blogger Giveaways

I did not sleep well last night,,, HUHU.. first day of school jitters is freaking me out!I slept around 2am and woke up 6:30.. I should be in school @ 12pm because there is a meeting for fraternity/sorority recruitment and i should be there because I am the master initiator of my sorority.. Weehh.. I decided to do this tag by Louise. This is an "old pictures tag",, you have to post old pictures of yourself. Being a camwhore, I have loads of 'em.. LOL Most pictures are taken 3-4 years ago back in college and with my old canon camera.

With my French cousin, Raymond.. This picture was taken during my grandparents' golden anniversary. I am in my 2nd or 3rd yr of colllege. I love this picture because my blush here looks so natural. I used clinique's powder blush in mocha pink.. :D

^with my best friend, kaycee..she is now in Canada,, I miss her so much.. I am in first year college of law. Could you see my curls?? I have had my hair curled before but it made me look like Hagrid.. huhuhu i have a hard time maintaining it so i cut my hair short.. LOL

^^ while inside our van going to the bayan (market) in batangas (our province) Do you think short hair looks good on me?? I want to cut my hair but BF is preventing me from doing so.. :S

^^ college pictures

^^ college graduation with mom and dad.. eekk.. we are all in green.. it is only now that i realized it.. after 3 years... LOL (I am so fat.. look atmy flabby arms)

taken last year.. i got a wrong shade of foundation from avon. I looked like a ghost i played it with it before giving it away...

With my bestfriends in college..

^^ Inside my room with college buddies (LANDZ).. this is where i put my makeup and where i take pictures.. I told yah i have a big window..

^^^ With BF having lunch. he looks weird here.. LOL

what's your favorite make up look?
smokey eyes.. hihi i love it when my eyes look sexy..

do you have beauty vice?

YES!! I love foundations and i tend to buy foundations online (a lot) and i always end up getting the wrong shade,, then realizing that just wasted money i will promise myself never to buy foundations online but there is a provern 100% chance of breaking that promise.

what part of body do you love?
My dimples and collar bone. LOL

who is your favorite icon?
Audrey Hepburn!!! She's a classic beauty and her enduring popularity because of her fashion style is beyond comparison.

what beauty product makes you feel instantly sexy.
eyeliner. :D

how do you look after you skin?

I do not wear makeup that much.. I only wear powder but if I will not go anywhere I do not put anything on my face. I let my face breathe!!

what is your signature scent?
Morgan Love de Toi.. :D

what are your hair care secrets?
I trim once every two months. :D

how do you pamper yourself

EAT, EAT and EAT...



what would your desert island must haves to be?
family, friends and BF!!I need to survive.. therefore I need MY LIFE.

do you have beauty philosophy

What is beauty if the brain is empty???? (NOT a joke..)


Lulu’s First Contest: Summer Celebration

^^click here for more info..

This contest is open to all of my followers anywhere in the world!

The deadline to enter will be June 19th, 2009 @ 5PM, PST.

  • Be a follower of my blog. If I get over 100 followers I will have more prizes for more winners!
  • Please post the contest information on your blog and help spread the words, please repost the link via comment.
  • Since I am moving into a new house soon and I need inspirations/suggestions on new things to shop for, please write in the comment box what is one item (or more if you wish) in your household that you cannot live without (doesn’t have to be beauty related), and why.
  • Include your email address so I can contact you if you win (to avoid spammers, please make sure you write your email in “luluchinadoll at gmail dot com” format).
Pinkfish Pie CONTEST
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Conditions of Entry:

1. You must be a follower. I don't mind if you've been reading for ages, or if you're new to my blog. Just follow.
2. You must have your own blog. (Obviously)
3. Entries are limited to one per person.
4. You must follow my "How to Enter" instructions, if I see no link, or no post when I check your blog, no entry.
5. More than 10 people must enter. If less enter, then I will postpone the contest.

** Wish me Luck on my First Day of SCHOOL!!!

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Art Attack (Color Overload) + My First Attempt at Cutting My Crease

Art Attack: My True Entry to Ms. Yaya's Put Your Brightest Face Forward Contest

HiYAH!!! So, I was not pretty satisfied with what I did yesterday,, It's not "the brightest" for my taste at all.. I wanted to play with colors and I finally did my very first cut the crease,, weehh,.,, thanks to anastacia for her very good tutorials. click here,, for the queen of cutting the crease blog site. :D The blue weird patch is kinda like a paint splattered on my face... I don't know if you get it though.. hihi I also decided to wear pink glitters on my lips since my pink lipstick does not show up on the pictures pretty well.. :C And I did a crazy look for my last hurrah for summer vacation.. This is for my readers.. Even though this is a contest I wanted to make it special for all of you too because sooner I will mia.. :C Well.. this is my brightest face look..

My eyes..
^^ i also tried to do a new winged eyeliner with a curl

My little sister, Marie.. She provided me with those plastic rhinestones. She has this toy called Teddy: make your own design and she does not how to apply the stones to teddy's clothes so she gave me some instead. She loves it when i put on makeup. She always dusts my 78 pc. palette because the e/s powders are all over and would arrange my mini makeup drawers. She does not like the camera though, hence her picture. :S She has two dimples too.. :D People would think that she's my daughter because we look a lot alike.

Products that I used:

** my cousin has not uploaded the pictures from pcd's concert yet on her multiply site. I did not use my camera that much.. its pretty useless during night time.. hers was a nikon dslr coolpix which is soo nice.. School will be on monday.. I am really sad that I will be back to reality. My world of books, cases, terrifying recitations and long sleepless nights. I will miss blogging a lot.. Perhaps it's one or two posts per week or worse,, NONE..starting on monday..

Friday, June 12, 2009

EDited: STARtLed


I tried so hard to capture my lipstick. It was so pink in person but i failed. :C huhu I got my inspiration startled because of the Pussycat Dolls Concert last night. I was really star struck!! weeeh... pcd post and fotd soon!!! :D I also put on my happy face.. :D All pictures.. all smiles.. :D

** I decided to withdrew this entry from ms. yaya's contest.. click here to join. my creativity level was damn low,, it is just now that i realized it.. :C i want to create a new look for her contest.. my make up technique is getting monotonous. i want to challenged myself further.. this look is still dedicated to the beautiful concert of PCD!! i love' em to bits.. still startled.. :P better makeup tomorrow!! promise.. i think i owe to grow with my makeup skills too.. **

^^ SMILE^^

^^right cheek

^^ my hand made paper stars.. which i used to create the star patterns on my cheek.. :D

More camwhoring pictures.. :D

Products used: