Monday, January 31, 2011

Ang Kaartehan ni Hush

Inspired by my idol CC's eck-centricities series, I've decided to post the regimens that I do to keep my skin feeling fresh and youthfully glowing, mga kaartehan lang :)
Johnsons Baby Shampoo, Asquith & Somerset Wild Rose
Body Wash, NIvea Whitening Facial Wash, Migamsu
Brightening Rice Water, L'oreal expert power clean 

I start the day right by taking a long, clean bath, around 30 to 40 minutes at the most.  I use J&J baby shampoo as I find that my scalp is very sensitive and can only take so much.  It needs the mild touch that J&J can give.  However, when stress sets in and I develop flakes, I turn to L'oreal Expert Power Clean to help me combat those ugly signs of dandruff.  Ugh.

For my skin, I use Likas Papaya (not in the picture hehe) to enhance my fair-skinned complexion (hahaha) and since Likas has this strong ingredient that dries up the skin, I complement this by using a body wash full of moisturizers, and my favorite is Marks&Spencer's China Blue body wash (again not on picture, I went out of stock).  The Asquith & Somerset is remnant of my mama's stay with me. I haven't tried it actually, maybe later.

I am very peculiar with what I use for my face, and as much as possible, only adhere to one brand.  Before, I was consistent with Nivea's Whitening Facial Wash for men, but I discovered that FaceShop's Migamsu Brightening Rice Water did wonders to my skin.  I felt that it evened out the texture of my skin and had this glowing effect afterwards (walang basagan ng trip! hehe My Ex did notice it when we had dinner somewhere in Tomas Morato).  So until now, I'm using Migamsu over Nivea for my facial care.

After drying myself, I tend to my face again with Celeteque's facial moisturizer and I like this brand coz it's water-based and non-greasy.  This is one of my top secret why until now, a lot still mistake me for a 23-year-old guy! :) hihihihi 

Scent is also important to my well-being and I feel uncomfortable without spraying one.  I'm sure you all know this, but to make the scent last longer, tap lotion on the parts you will spray perfume on. :) These are my favorite brands, so far and I use these for the following occasions:

Versace's Eau Fraiche, Lacoste Essential and Polo Black (not in picture) - for office.  These are very light scented but provides me that impact I want to deliver when I arrive :)

D&G light blue for men - when I go to the gym.  It's a manly scent and camouflages whatever feminity I may exude. hahahahaha :) 

D&G 10 La Roue de La Fortune - sheet, very hard to pronounce, and I simply call it The 10.  This is my favorite among my favorites for now and I use it for clubbing.  It is very strong and ideal during nighttimes (though I use it occasionally during the day).  It's new from D&G so not a lot of people wear it, and I stand out with it's fragrance :)

Lastly, D&G Light Blue - the powdery scent that every female wants.  This is for times I feel like being cuddly and beautiful! hahahaha
Versace's Eau Fraiche, D&G Light Blue for Men,
D&G 10 La Roue de La Fortune, D&G Light Blue for women,
Lacoste Essential

Hay! The things we do to combat ageing! hahaha  Hope this helps in making our world a beautiful place to live in! :)  

Hush hush for now**

Friday, January 28, 2011

Torpe Hush (Pick-up lines Chapter 5)

New Year

Start of a new year.  Whatever you do on that day, you do it for the rest of the year.  

I found myself with a bottle of Ice, slowly navigating among the sea of men.  Not a good sign to start the year right, but I couldn't care less.  I don't want to celebrate the day alone at my place, drinking champagne to myself, I'd rather go out with buddy Ferns.

I was getting tired of the same crowd.  I was not so much enjoying the dancefloor as I used to.  I was doing the pa-cute sway, and putting a hold on myself.  We bumped into Mr. Fishnet, Ferns' you-just-don't-get-it suitor.  It was my fault actually, I was bridging them together.  I thought that he was ok at first, he was really decent when we first met him, kalbo, with goatee, cool shirt, typical laid-back guy.  He was way-ok.  Then the inevitable happened, we saw his FB account.  Not good.  Then we met him again on a party weekend, with red-dyed hair, make-up and fishnets(??) on his sleeves. hahaha We were mortified! hehehe  Friends nalang.

Then something, rather someone (hehe) steered my attention to the bar.  He was with his group of friends (may mga lobong umaaligid tsk tsk) and he had this nonchalant way of laughing at a private joke his friend whispered to him.  He was wearing red polo shirt, holding his cup of beer and a bit tipsy.  He was petite, straight hair that landed on his forehead and had a pinkish-white glow to him. :)  Para lang naka Ponds :) hahaha

I tugged Ferns to the bar and lingered besides his group.  I checked myself at the mirror behind the bar to see if I still looked, uhm, presentable. hehe Not bad. haha  I glanced his way, but he was engrossed with his group's conversation.  I checked myself again.  Hmmm.. ok naman ah.  I tried to make eye-contact, aba deadma! I was beginning to fret.  I can't simply walk through his group and introduce myself, epal naman.

I positioned myself right across him, so it'd be easier for him to look my way.  No effect pa rin!!  I was challenged.  I was thinking of ploys to win him, to pick him up, but the situation proved difficult, he was well-guarded within his circle of friends, and I realized, and to my horrification, I was feeling torpe?? 

It dawned on me that apprehension got the best in me.  I was thinking, 'what if he doesn't like me?  what if his friends won't allow me to introduce myself?  what if tatarayan nya ako?  what if he'll dismiss me?  Dyahe naman.'  And as all torpe do, I gave up on my quest. Darn!  Bakit di umeffect ang Ice sa akin ngayon??


We were dancing when I noticed that my object of affection's group were besides us.  I was suddenly enlightened :)  Di pala magtatapos sa sad story toh. I asked Mr. Fishnet to introduce us instead, as I still had no guts (ano ba yan Ice, naka 5 na ako, di ka parin sumipa!).  Ferns helped also to bridge us and lo-and-behold, I was dancing with him :)

Hush: 'You're cute :)'

Kris: 'Ano ako shi-tzu?'

H: (puzzled) 'kasi?'

K: 'kasi sabi mo I'm cute.  Aso lang sinasabihan nyan!'

H: 'hahaha hmmmm.. more like chow-chow! hahaha sige nga aw ka!'

K: 'hahahaha'

H: 'so do I get the pleasure of knowing your name?'

K: 'I'm Kris, you are?'

H: 'Call me Hush.  Say, save my number'

K: 'I don't have my phone with me'

(puttanesca naman oh!)

H: 'Hmmmm.. I also left my phone.  Will you memorize my digits?'

K: 'Sure.'

H: 'You're drunk.  You sure you can remember it?' (sigurista??)

K: 'Yah, I can'

I asked him 3 times afterwards and he seemed to internalize my number.  I asked him after we parted and he still got it clearly, so I was confident he'd text.

Somewhere in Mandaluyong.

I woke up around 10am, I couldn't sleep and his image keeps haunting my mind.  I was fidgeting my mobile and whenever a text message was received, I was giddy to see who it was.  The wait was unbearable. :(

Then an unknown number popped up around 2pm.  It read 'Ey'.  It was Kris.  I was kilig. I was touched.  He memorized my number! hihihihi

It was agreed that I'd meet him around 10pm prior to his shift at Peoplesupport.


He had on a black top that night and he was complaining of the pain from his newly-pierced ear.  He was cute.  I was mesmerized.  We talked, we seemed to click as we both love music, I shared my MP3 on my nano, he copied titles so that he can download them as well.

We were just inside my car, listening to music and talking.  Trivial stuff. 2 hours of doing nothing until..

We kissed. and kissed. and kissed.


I was confused with the way things were going with Kris.  He was sometimes sweet, then uber sungit.  I sought advise from Ferns, and he said, 'eh di ba sya yung girl? kelangan mo lambingin at suyuin pero wag mo i.spoil'. Ok.  I realigned my strategies.  I text him.

'Hi Kris, ano gawa mo mayang gabi?'

'Not sure. kaw ba?'

'My friends have not texted me to go out.  I feel like drinking'

'Ako rin.'

'Hmmmm.. I'd invite you kaso baka you'd turn down my offer' (I'd invited him for dinner within that week but he didn't feel up  to it)

'Alam mo Hush, you are afraid of rejection'

'Yup, I am.  I am not used to it'

Silence.  I texted again.

'Hmmm.. text me Kris if you plan to go out'


Totoot.  Kris.

'Have a fun night ahead!'

'hmmmmm.. thanks. kaw din.'

Then I saw him at the bar, but I pretended not to know.  I waited for a couple of minutes before I texted him again.

'Hey, I saw your friend here.  Are you here also?'


'I am also here'

'I know.  I saw you'

'Hmmmm.. where you at?'


'Hmmmm.. kind of awkward that we are in the same place and I don't get to say hi'

'This is my night, let me enjoy it with my friends. We'll hang out later this week.  You enjoy your night also'

Leche flan! I didn't reply to his message.  Darn.  I had to be careful with my actions, not to be too naughty with someone that night, I don't want to spoil my intentions for Kris.  I had to avoid some cutie guy's gaze but one slipped when he grabbed hold of me, pulled me to the dancefloor and kissed me.  I had no choice but to respond back. hehehehe No sign of Kris so far. hehehe


Ferns and I went out to do our usual 're-touch'. hehe We wanted to look fresh again.  Then Kris texted me.

'San ka?'

'Dito lang sa labas, papalamig'

'Nalungkot ako.  Nasnatch yung iphone4 ng friend ko.  Bigay pa naman ng nanay nya yun'

'Sh@#t! san ka ba?' (Echos lang mga hushkins para as if concern! hahaha I couldn't care if his friend's phone was snatched or not!!)

'Dito sa couch po' (Ayan na, naglalambing na)

'Sige puntahan kita'

I hugged him when I saw him.  He cuddled up to me.  I kissed him and he narrated how it happened, how his friend bought fishballs while texting outside, and a kid just stole away his phone.  At the back of my mind, Tanga kasi, but I showed sympathy. hehehe I hugged him tight and whispered, 'it's ok' and 'ako na hahatid sa yo pag-uwi mo ha'.  He consented.  I was happy :)

I introduced Kris to Ferns and Aldrin and bid our farewells also.

I subtly dropped the idea of him staying at my place for the night.  He hugged me inside the car, so I guess that was a sign of approval. :)

He found my place nice and comfortable.  I gave him some clothes to change into.  I kissed him.  He reciprocated.  He took off his clothes.  I kissed his forehead.  I smelled his nape, I tugged at his ear.  He responded to my warmth and he took off my clothes.. and I guess the inevitable happened.  We made love :) hehehehe  My first paputok in 2011! hahaha

That night was my happiest so far.  He slept like a baby.  He was resting his forehead on my chest the entire night.  I just gazed at him.


Kris last message to me:

'We nid to put an end to dis.  Ako ung may prob.  I cnt keep a rel ryt now, esp pag di ako sure dhil yoko rin mkasakit.  Sorry.  But im wishing 4 ur happiness din.  God bless'

Ouch. I didn't respond back. hayst!

Hush hush for now*

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Pit Senyor! (Age of Innocence)

Cebu will be celebrating it's biggest mardi gras and procession this weekend!  Though I may not be able to join in the actual worship and festivities, I'll celebrate in my own way :)

I've always been thankful to Sto Nino for all the blessings he has beset on my family.  Until now, I have a soft heart to the divine image and will continue to be a devout follower of the Blessed Child.  I always ensure that whenever I go back to my hometown, I visit The Basilica and offer my thanksgiving.  

The Catholic Church have always reiterated that we emulate the innocence of a child that Sto. Nino depicts.  In this age where it's so hard to forgive and ask for forgiveness, it makes me think of my younger years, days I seem to forget, of how easy it was to condone a playmate who pushed you or made you cry, or poke him back after an endless banter of insults and ask him to play games again.  It was afterall, the age of innocence.. hay.  If only it was that easy to do so now.. :(

HAPPY SINULOG, hushkins!! :) Viva Pit Senyor! :)

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Year of the Rabbit Bearista (99th edition) ☺

FINALLY! I was able to grab hold of the Year of the Rabbit Bearista (I was not so lucky with the Tiger edition last year)! :)  My heart melted when I saw the toy and I had to have it.  Again there is a pair for this year, but I just don't dig the female version, unless given as a gift. weeh :)

sitting on my office laptop

with the chinese character for Rabbit and year 2011
Cute cute cute!! :)

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Mano Po

New Year's Eve. 2010.

I was prepping myself to meet the NEW YEAR… at the office! tsk tsk.  The bank required my team to be in the premises, a day before 2011 begins, and as good soldiers, we complied.  Afterall, it's our bread and butter, no choice really, even if we stomp our feet hard and make tantrums.  hehe

I noticed that Jechel was not around when I arrived, which was unusual, as she comes in way ahead of me.  We are allowed flexibility in our work schedules as long as we deliver our outputs on time, but still it got me wondering where she is.  I decided to text her after 2 hrs.

'Where na you? :)'

'Papunta palang dyan. hehe'

I didn't bother to reply back, I've driven my point already by that text message.

She had once confided me that she was having trouble with her dad because of her work schedule.  You see (as all accountants know and live by), we dread the coming of month end, our peak days where we turn into vampires and embrace midnight til dawn, so to speak.  It's reality and that's what our craft demands of us.  It's either we embrace it or jump out of the bandwagon and shift course.  Now back to Jechel.

We just finished our dinner at Lorenzo's Way G5 (yummy and more yummier when you know it's shouldered by the bank hehehe). when her phone rang.

'Yes Ama?' (which is grandmama in Chinese)

'Ni yaw yaw, shaw sha, how how, di ko gets toh' (was the response as apparently she had it on loudspeaker)

'Ama, bo be ni ya ya shaw shaw le!' (again, I'm making this up as I only know little Chinese! hahahaha, trip lang, walang basagan please)

'sha sha tigas ng ulo mo blah blah how how' (I think I got this part right, you can't blame me, it was on loudspeaker!)

'Ama, p*tang*#a naman eh! sha kong koy le! abutske ek ek ek!' (again, made up hahaha Jechel was literally cursing her grandmama!)

Jechel let out a shriek and slammed her phone down.  Me and Ferns kept mum.  Her phone rang again and the series of Chinese talks went down the drain and again, she slammed the phone.  When I thought the coast was clear, Ferns and I talked with her.

Ferns: 'di mo ba sinabihan lola mo that you're at work?'

Jechel: 'yun nga eh. Nagpaalam na nga ako sa kang daddy ko na di ako makapunta kasi may trabaho, di pa rin gets!' (imagine the heavy Chinese intonation that you hear from Mano Po the movie, she has got that, cute hahaha)

Hush: 'eh bakit ganun? Alam naman pala nila eh'

J: 'ewan ko sa kanila at sa baluktot nila na pamamaraan.  Keso pangit daw na yung babae na gagabihan umuwi.  Aba hinde naman ako nagpapakapokpok ah!  Buti sana naging pok pok, di naman ah!'

I looked at Ferns.  We knew we had to lighten up the mood.  She continued to air out her frustration.

J:  'Hay ang hirap talaga ng buhay ko! Arrrgh!  Naging mabait naman akong anak ah, nag.aral ako sa Chinese school, kinuha ko Accountancy sa LaSalle at naging board passer, ano pa ba kailangan nila, ha!  Pati lovelife ko pinakialam nila.  Kesyo pangit daw na hinawalayan ko yung Intsik na x ko, ano nalang daw masasabi ng pamilya ni x'

F: 'Bakit ba, sila ba namili ni x para sa yo?'

J: 'Di naman, nakilala ko sya sa school pero still, anong pakialam nila sa lovelife ko.  Porke't nagsine lang kami ni Martin (her new Pinoy date) nagalit na, malandi daw ako kasi bago ko palang kilala, sine na agad.  Hello, 2010 na kaya, hinde kapanahon nila noh at everyone's doing it.  It's not as if I'm going to marry him.'

F: 'Alam mo Jechel, walang halong biro, mahirap maging mahirap.  Swerte ka nga may magulang ka na mayaman at di ka pinababayaan.  Iniisip lang nila kapakanan mo.'

J: 'Gustohin mong di ka payagan maging kayu ni Kian?? Swerte nga kayong dalawa kasi you have your own life!'

H: 'Ako, ok lang!  Pag may di gusto magulang ko, I'll say, money down! hahahahahaha or bilhan nyo ko ng Audi'

F: 'I agree!'

J: 'heh, mukha kayong pera! Aanhin nyo yung pera or kotse kung di naman kayo malayang gumala aber?'

I sensed that she was about to cry and I went near her.

H: 'Alam mo Jechel, maybe you should place yourself in their shoes.  Believe me, I used to be a rebel to my parents.  Just imagine yourself as a parent, your best interest is at their minds, and all they get from you is to contradict their orders, nakaka.gana ba yun?'

This time, she was crying already :(  I had to console her.

J: 'I'm so tired na of them..'

H: 'Alam mo, don't fight fire with fire.  Sila ang nasa taas na position.  Naturally, they think they know better.  Fight fire with water.  It doesn't help either that you curse your grandmama!  Don't be too defensive agad.  Hear them out, let them scream if they want, but keep mum, until they cool off their heads.  Ika nga, wag mo salubungin ang galit nila.  Then when things clear, let them hear your opinion, but wag ka galit.  Lambingin mo sila, kulang ka lang sa lambing eh'

J: 'Paano ba Hush? Galit sila agad eh'

H: 'Example.  Your grandmama, sabihin mo, Grandmama, wag na kayo magalit, may urgent lang kelangan ang bangko at kelangan nila ako dito.  I'll make it up pag nagkita tayo. And to your dad, Oh, eto daddy, sabi ng boss ko, agahan ko na uwi ko, mga around 10pm nalang daw, total pareho naman if uuwi din ako ng 7pm, 10pm din dating ko dahil sa traffic.  Nakikipagcompromise na boss ko, wag ka na magalit.  Ganon dapat Jechel'

F: 'Tama! at sayang yung angpao at mana iha!! hahahaha'

J: 'Sa kanila na yung mana noh!'

H: 'Oh, ayan ka na naman.  Wag ka nga matigas ang ulo.  Magpakabait ka at lambingin mo sila. at tama si Ferns, sayang ang yaman!! Mahirap maging mahirap ngayon noh!!'

I really hope that I made sense to Jechel.  Not at all times you win a fight by being rebellious and righteous.  Sometimes, sometimes, you humble yourself, let them hand out the first strike, let them make you bleed, if you must, and then, kill them with sweetness. hehehe  hay naku, at kung may pera involved, lalong lagyan mo pa ng asukal para mamatay sila sa lambing mo!! hahaha

HAPPY NEW YEAR hushkins!!! mwah mwah to all!