A Sunset Cruise at Hong Kong's Victoria Harbour

Sunday, April 12, 2020

When I think about Hong Kong, an image of the beautiful Victoria Harbour immediately comes to mind. It’s no wonder why a Victoria Harbor Cruise is a popular tourist activity in Hong Kong. You get to hop onto a relaxing boat ride with the twinkling city skyline on the backdrop. What an incredible way to top off a tiring day of sightseeing. Luckily for us, Watertours Victoria Harbour Sunset Cruise was included in our Hong Kong Macau iVenture Card Attraction Pass.

Watertours Victorial Harbour Sunset Cruise - Hong Kong

We started off the day early and had a fun day at Hong Kong Ocean Park. Afterwards, we found our way to Central Pier No.9 - not without difficulty. We had a hard time finding it, panicking a bit that we won’t make it. We eventually did though and even had some extra time before the cruise departs. The pier did not have any signs that the Watertours Victoria Harbour Cruise was stationed there, no posters, no personnel, nothing. So we were unsure if we had the right location until the boat finally arrived.

Watertours Victorial Harbour Sunset Cruise - Hong Kong

The cruise departed at exactly 6:30 pm. You are advised to be there 15 minutes prior. No tickets were given, we only had to present our iVenture Card Electronic Pass to avail the cruise. The boat already had a few passengers who were picked up from Kowloon Public Pier. You can opt to join the cruise at Kowloon, but since our itinerary brought us closer to Central Pier, we decided to hop on from there. You can choose to hop off at either of the Piers too. 

Watertours Victorial Harbour Sunset Cruise - Hong Kong

Once settled in our chosen seats which overlooked the fantastic Hong Kong view, the bartender started offering drink. Unlimited drinks including Spirits, Cocktails, Wines, Beer, Soft Drinks, Tea or Coffee is offered on-board for free. My alcoholic heart is overjoyed. The bartender is very accommodating so don’t forget to leave him a tip before the cruise is over.

Watertours Victorial Harbour Sunset Cruise - Hong Kong
Watertours Victorial Harbour Sunset Cruise - Hong Kong

The Watertours Victoria Harbour Cruise sails out to the Eastern Harbour, along Central, Wanchai, Causeway Bay, North Point and Lei Yue Mun Village. It even has a voice over - both in English and Chinese to guide you through the route, providing more information about what you’re seeing. I must admit, I did not listen though but I’m sure it must have been informative. I was too busy either taking photos or ordering drinks (Oooops). 

Watertours Victoria Harbour Cruise Route.

Our camera was not cooperating though. The photos we took fail to give justice to the view our eyes feasted upon. The city lights glistening over the pristine waters, the romantic sunset, the chilly sea breeze blowing through my hair. All of this while I’m enjoying a glass of wine with the most special person in the world. It was some sort of magical and I was more than happy to experience it. 

Watertours Victorial Harbour Sunset Cruise - Hong Kong
Thank you fellow traveler for this photo. 

The cruise lasted for approximately an hour. We hopped off at Kowloon Pier, just in time to catch the Symphony of Lights and see Hong Kong’s skyline transform yet again into a fantastic light show. 

More Information:

Operation: Nightly
Departure: 6:15 pm - Kowloon Public Pier No.3
                    6:30 pm - Hong Kong Central Pier No.9
Duration: 1 hour (approx.)
Price: HK$ 260.00 (Adult)
           HK$ 180.00 (Child, 2-12 years old
Inclusive: Unlimited Drinks on-board

Watertours offers a variety of cruises which you can choose, depending on what you prefer and what fits your schedule and budget. You can check out the options on their website

Review: Naruko Tea Tree Shine Control & Blemish Clear Mask

Saturday, April 11, 2020

Naruko's reputation as a well loved Taiwanese skincare brand has been established for quite some time now and I'm not sure why I haven't jumped into the bandwagon yet. As someone who has been suffering from acne for the longest time, Tea Tree is a staple ingredient in my skincare stash. What better way of being acquainted with the brand than trying out the best selling Naruko Tea Tree Shine Control & Blemish Clear Mask

Naruko Tea Tree Mask

Product Description: 

This activated carbon mask is designed to absorb excess oil and prevent acne. It enhances sebum secretion control and maintains oil-water balance for shine & blemish free skin.

Benefits: It cleanses the pores and balances sebum production while providing hydration to reduce blemishes and post blemish marks.
Skin types: For all skin types, especially recommended for oily and troubled skin prone to acne, pimples and visible pores.

How to Use: 

Take out the mask and put it onto the face. Wait for 5-10 minutes, then take it off.


P79.00 - Watsons


Water, Butylene Glycol, Ethyl Alcohol, Hamamelis Virginiana Extract, Tranexamic Acid, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Citrate, Chlorphenesin, 2-Phenoxyethanol, Salicylic Acid, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Serenoa Serrulate Fruit Extract, Lens Esculenta (Lentil) Seed Extract, Enantia Chlorantha Bark Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Piroctone Olamine, Kalanchoe Spathulata Leaf Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra Root Extract, Scutellaria Alpina Flower/ Leaf/ Stem Extract, Peucedanum Ostruthium Leaf Extract, Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Extract, Artemisia Umbelliformis Extract, Leontopodium Alpinum Extract, Epilobium Fleischeri Extract, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Fragrance
All products parabens preservative free.


The mask comes in a matte green minimalistic packaging which shows the brand's name. It's smaller than usual masks and is perfect to bring along during travels. 


It smells like some sort of medicinal herbal oil or is closer to menthol. Perfect for the tita in you but if you hate scents on your skincare products, then not so much.


I honestly did not expect the mask to be black. You'd think the 'activated charcoal' bit would give it away right? I had a hard time unfolding the mask, probably because it was thick and sticky. Fortunately, I didn't rip the sheet because it was sturdy enough. I imagine some people could feel uncomfortable wearing this because of how thick it is. 

Fit was nice but it did not cover my entire forehead. Having a big forehead sucks when it comes to sheet masking. It did adhere well though. 


The packet contained a lot of essence, however, the mask was just perfectly soaked. The essence was clear and runny but it was not drippy at all. It was also absorbed well by my skin. 

Naruko Tea Tree Mask


Upon application, there was a warm but soothing feeling. Like the sensation you get when you rub efficascent oil (hello inner tita!). This feeling lingers even after 5 minutes of use. It was kind of tacky afterwards but it did eventually dry out well. Sheet mask is very refreshing. It left my skin looking matte yet feeling moisturized. There was also a noticeable brightening and pore minimizing effect after use. 


  • Travel friendly packaging
  • Smells like menthol - the tita in me is happy
  • Mask is thick, sturdy and not easily ripped.
  • Adherence was good.Had a lot of essence but was not drippy.
  • Warm and soothing effect. 
  • Left skin looking matte but feeling moisturized. 
  • Minimized appearance of pores.
  • Noticeable brightening effect


  • Has a strong scent
  • Hard to unfold
  • Did not cover my entire forehead. 
  • Can be uncomfortable because of how thick the mask is. 

Final Thoughts:

Overall, I thought the Naruko Tea Tree Mask was fantastic. It had a brightening, moisturizing, mattifying and soothing effect which is true as was promised. Given the affordable price, it's performance is amazing. Too bad I did not have any prominent blemishes when I tried this mask, I think it would definitely have helped. I've seen how this mask helped calm down blemishes based on other reviews. It would be perfect for people who have oily skin, because of it's mattifying properties. This is the first mask I tried from Naruko and it certainly left a good impression. Can't wait to try out more products from this well loved Taiwanese beauty brand. 

Review: Jumiso Chewy Elasticity Mask

Friday, April 10, 2020

If you follow my insta stories, you’ll know that I love Jumiso Masks. Curiously enough, this is their first appearance on my blog. 😱 Read on for a detailed review of Jumiso Chewy Elasticity Mask

Jumiso Chewy Elasticity Mask Review

Product Description: 

Jumiso Chewy Elasticity Mask contains egg-shell membrane that’s rich in collagen to help enhance your skin elasticity. The cupra sheet is made out of 100% mildest cotton yarn, with the finest quality. This makes the sheet mask breathable and adhere better.


Like all of Jumiso's Sheet Masks, this one comes in a cute and simple packaging. I appreciate Jumiso's concept of showing a girl sheet masking while doing daily tasks - so relatable especially for busy ladies. Skincare at any time right? I feel sad every time I rip open a packet (because I ruin the packaging, haha!). Even the texture of the plastic packaging itself has a different feel than any other masks I have tried.


It’s smells a bit like lychee. But it’s just a really faint smell though. Not too disturbing.


Opening the packaging, you immediately notice a net mesh. This is very helpful because the mask is super thin and soft. It makes handling it easier and so that the mask doesn’t rip easily. You use the mesh to position the mask on your face and once that is done, you remove the mesh layer to reveal the most glorious sheet mask texture I have ever tried.

The sheet mask is really really soft. My face feels loved every time I use it. It’s as if it hugs my face and settles to become another layer of it, you know, instead of feeling like I have a sheet mask on (even if I actually do 😂). It’s also adjustable, so you don’t have to worry about the fit too much. But it could be better though, especially on the mouth portion.

Let me talk about adherence. Oh wow. I can basically do anything with this sheet mask on my face and it still wouldn't budge.

When removing the mesh. 


The essence is yellow-ish. Probably because of the egg component? Or maybe because of the lighting in my room? Haha. I’m not sure. It’s a bit runny and drippy too, but not too drippy that it runs down your neck. 

There’s so much essence! I swear. I saw a video once where Ara (Jumiso’s main ambassador) used the excess essence on her arms and neck. So I did that too. The essence could get a bit tacky after use but I usually wipe it off with a facial tissue and every thing is okay.

Jumiso Chewy Elasticity Mask Review


I do feel that my face is glowing and bouncy every time I use it. Really perfect to use before a special occasion.


  • Cute packaging
  • Has a mesh to help you position the mask on your face
  • Texture is heavenly soft.
  • Adherence = 100%
  • Generous amount of essence
  • Fit feels like a huge warm hug for the face.
  • Glow and bouncy skin after use.


  • Has a scent (lychee-like)
  • Drippy and a bit tacky essence
  • Fit could be better, especially around the mouth.

Final Thoughts:

The overall sheet masking experience, along with the great effect has earned the Jumiso Chewy Elasticity Mask a place on my favorite sheet masks list. However, I will only use this for special occasions since I am trying to be conscious of my plastic consumption. 

I described this as a warm hug for your face, go on girl, try one now. You deserve it. ❤️

Exploring Macau with the T.K.W. Macau Sightseeing Tour

Sunday, April 5, 2020

When we traveled to Macau, we availed the iVenture Attraction Pass for Hong Kong and Macau. This was truly worth it (check out my post about that to know why!). One of its inclusions is the T.K.W. Macau Sightseeing Tour - one of the best sightseeing tours in Macau. It is perfect for getting a glimpse of Macau featuring its rich heritage, history and impressive skyline. It’s best for travelers who only have limited time to explore Macau. 

TKW Macau Sightseeing Tour
T.K.W. Macau Sightseeing Tour

We booked a tour a few days prior to our trip, as instructed on the iVenture website. We went directly to Macau Outer Harbor Ferry Terminal and found the TKW Travel and Tours counter to claim our tickets. We were given some pamphlets and a sticker that would serve as our identification throughout the tour. NOTE: Booking your tour prior to the day you’ll be having the it is crucial. We encountered some groups who didn’t do so and they were not allowed to join the tour. The tour begins at 10:00 am.

T.K.W. Macau Sightseeing Tour

A friendly tour guide called our attention for an orientation. The group was diverse - including a few Filipinos, Europeans and Koreans, even some who were Chinese. We were then led to a tour bus which transported us throughout the tour. The bus was okay, it wasn’t dirty or anything. They even handled my suitcase, which was a relief. And so...the tour begins! 

First up on our itinerary was the Mount Fortress, a fort built in the 1600's to protect Macau from pirates. It offers a panoramic view of Macau’s skyline. We enjoyed the fresh air here and took a bunch of photos. It kinda looks like the Philippines’ Intramuros, it being a fortress and all.

T.K.W. Macau Sightseeing Tour

Next, we walked a short distance to reach the Ruins of St. Paul. The attractions are just adjacent each other. The guide offered some history regarding the parish and how it was burnt in the 1800s. This was a majestic sight, however, it was really crowded. I was able to get pretty good photos though (angle angle lang yan!). 

You’ll also find a food market when you descend the church’s grand staircase. It’s filled with appetizing dishes such as fishball in curry sauce, dumplings, milk tea and Macau’s famous Portuguese Egg Tart. We were then brought by the guide to a store with Filipina salesperson and was encouraged to buy souvenirs there, we didn’t buy anything though.

T.K.W. Macau Sightseeing Tour
Hearty Lunch at the Riviera Hotel
It was then lunch time. The tour included a free buffet lunch at the Riviera Hotel. The choices weren’t much but considering that it was free, we were satisfied and had our belly’s filled. Over lunch, we also got to interact with the other Filipinos in the group. As we were on our first day of our HK-Macau trip and they were on their last day, we were eager to ask them about their tips, recommendations and experiences. 

When we were full, it was time to get on with the tour. We headed to A-Ma Temple, one of the oldest temples in Macau. The area was quite small but nonetheless beautiful. We were led to another souvenir shop in the are where we were offered free taste of their delicacies. Don’t be afraid to avail the free taste, no one will force you to buy anything. 

T.K.W. Macau Sightseeing Tour

The TKW Tour does not include free admission to the Macau Tower but this was included on the Iventure Card so we asked the guide to drop us off there. We ended the tour there while the rest of the tour proceeded to enjoy several casinos and Senado Square. The tour will approximately end at 3:30pm where the group will be brought back to Macau Outer Harbor Ferry Terminal. 

TKW Macau Tour costs 54.04USD per adult which is pretty hefty for me. If this wasn’t included in the iVenture Card, I would have never joined a tour. Macau is pretty easy to navigate anyway and the casinos offer free shuttle buses to transport you to key places in Macau. You don’t even have to be a guest to avail these free shuttles. But overall, the TKW Macau Sightseeing Tour was an enjoyable experience. Kudos to our tour guide also, he was funny, very informative and spoke great English.

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A Taste of Macau at Broadway Macau Food Street

Saturday, April 4, 2020

Whenever I travel, I make a point to try and experience a destination's culture through their culinary traditions (a.k.a. food trip is life!). In Macau's case, their cuisine is unique since it's a combination of East meets West influences because they were colonized by the Portuguese for a long time. We tried to explore Macau's food offerings through visiting one of its largest food markets, the Broadway Macau Food Street.

Broadway Macau Food Street
Broadway Macau Food Street

Broadway Macau Food Street is located inside the Galaxy Broadway Resort in Cotai Island. It is set up as inspired by traditional hawker style markets, with more of less 40 food stalls offering local delicacies as well as a some Asian dishes. With the great selections from a variety of food stalls and restaurants - from street food level to Michelin-star level, there’s always something for every taste bud and budget.

Broadway Macau Food Street
Broadway Macau Food Street

Luckily for us, we availed the iVenture Card for our Hong Kong and Macau travel. One of its inclusions is a meal voucher worth 70HKD which can be availed in one of the food stalls in Broadway Macau Food Street. Because we already had our lunch during the TKW Macau Tour (also included in the iVenture Card Hong Kong and Macau Pass), we used the meal voucher for our dinner.

Broadway Macau Food Street

When we arrived, the ambiance of the place was wonderful. It felt laid back, with free entertainment. That night, they had acoustic music. Some nights they even have stilt performers which sounds like fun! We were directed to claim our meal voucher from the Broadway Kitchen and found out that they already have predetermined meal sets you can choose from. That was a bit disappointing because I expected we would be able to use the voucher anywhere we want in the food street. Regardless, this was a free inclusion we were happy to have and I can’t complain about the choices they have available for us. 

Broadway Macau Food Street
Broadway Macau Food Street
Dining voucher from the iVenture Card.

We ended up choosing spicy noodles from the Ba Shan Spicy Noodle House. It came with free tea and a cucumber salad. This proved to be a great choice because the weather was particularly chilly that day and it was nice to indulge in hot tea and spicy soup. The fish ball was nice as well.  

Broadway Macau Food Street
Our order. Spicy noodles with fish balls. 

We stayed for a bit to rest and enjoy the music. It kinda reminds me of Cebu’s own Sugbo Mercado, only cleaner and less crowded. Broadway Macau Food Street is surely a great place to stroll around and discover all sorts of food Macau has to offer. 


Broadway Macau Resort,
Av. Marginal Flor de Lotus, Macao

Review: Pure Smile Choosy Lip Mask (Peach)

With the rise in popularity of matte liquid lipsticks also comes the rise of the chapped lips problem. To keep the overall matte look, matte lipsticks are usually drying so it is important to keep your lips hydrated and moisturized. Otherwise, your lips will look like a deserted island - with cracks and such. That’s not a beauty look we'll be aiming for, probably ever! So lip masks have found a growing market as well. It promises to keep lips moisturized while reducing fine lines. This blog post will be about my review of the Pure Smile Choosy Lip Pack in Peach

pure smile choosy lip mask in peach

Product Description:

Pure Smile Choosy Lip Patch contains Vitamin E, Collagen and Hyaluronic Acid. It comes in 5 variants: Peach, Milk, Fruit, Herb and Honey.

How to Use:

  1. Remove dirt and extra things an cleanse your face with your preferred cleanser. 
  2. Adhere the pack to the lip. 
  3. For 5-30 minutes, let the moist penetrate the lip and slowly peel off. When the drying is sever, apply mineral water to your lips. 

pure smile choosy lip mask in peach


The lip mask comes in a plastic packaging which matches the color of the mask, depending on the variant. It has a puckered lips on the front of the packaging, which drew me to this product. All information are in Japanese, though there is a white sticker that has the ingredients and instructions posted in it in English. The lips mask itself is housed in a white plastic sheet that probably helps keep the moisture within the hydrogel mask and to maintain its shape. 


I usually prefer my skincare to be unscented, but for lip masks, I actually like nice smelling ones. There was a slight peachy scent, which I liked. But it did not last once placed on the lips. 

pure smile choosy lip mask in peach


The lip mask was rather larger than my lips, any lips on Earth for that matter. It has a hydrogel texture - kinda like the Heimish Bulgarian Rose Eye Patches. I do love hydrogel patches and this one was leaning more towards a gelatinous kind of texture. 


Upon opening the packet, I noticed that there was not a lot of essence remaining on the packaging. Probably because the hydrogel mask has absorbed it all. Since the mask is large, it wasn’t hard to set it up on your lips. It tasted and smelt good, like peaches. You’re supposed to use it for 5-30 minutes, that’s a huge time range. To make use of my money’s worth, I opt to use it until the 30 minute mark. It was not very adhering, so you might want to lie down. The mask will slip off if you keep moving - which I did. It was weird to not be able to speak. I’ve read that people would cut a hole to be able to speak but for me, that is too much work. It did give a moisturizing and tightening feeling afterwards. My lips felt smoother and also plumper. However, this effect did not last. Maybe just less than an hour. My lips still had fine lines. 


  • Cute packaging
  • Light peachy scent and taste
  • Affordable
  • Moisturizes and softens lips
  • Large mask coverage


  • Mask is not very adhering
  • You should stay still and not talk while wearing the mask so it does not slide off.
  • Did nothing for my lips lines
  • Moisturizing and smoothing effect did not last long
pure smile choosy lip mask peach
Left: Pure Smile Choosy Lip Mask when worn; Right: After using Pure Smile Choosy Lip Mask

Final Thoughts

Although the Pure Smile Choosy Lip Mask in Peach did soften and moisturize my lips, the effects only last for less than an hour. I do not think that is worth the trouble of going through the 30 minutes of not moving nor speaking just to get the lip mask to stick. There are better masks and products out there to keep your lips moisturized. I would probably stick with my Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask for now. But even if it was not very effective, it was none the less enjoyable to experience.  

Multipure Water Purifier for Clean and Safe Drinking Water

Friday, March 13, 2020

Water makes up more than 2/3 of the human body and is very vital to every living organism.  However, clean and safe drinking water is not always available and accessible especially when you live in a third world country.  Many would rather consume unsanitary water which contains bacteria such as E. coli, salmonella than none at all and be exposed to various illnesses such as diarrhea, gastrointestinal flu, amoebiasis.

Why is clean and safe water essential?

Clean and safe water is necessary for us to stay alive in this world.  We use it for drinking, cooking, bathing, cleaning, nourishment, and watering plants.

Clean and safe water is needed to prevent the spread of diseases.  With the ongoing scare of the 2019 Coronavirus (COVID 19), it has been stated that the best prevention is to constantly wash your hands.  If you don’t have clean water, even washing your hands won't prevent the spread of infectious diseases.

Clean and safe drinking water helps in getting rid of toxins.  It aids the body to get rid of all kinds of toxins, whether they are created due to bodily reactions or ones that occur because of the consumption of contaminated water.

Clean and safe drinking water keeps you nourished.  Water helps in keeping our organs healthy and it allows the blood to maintain consistency in flowing freely while transporting oxygen and nutrients to every cell of the body.

Though many benefits from the availability of bottled water and water shops, it does not guarantee the long-term water delivery and sanitation infrastructure improvements needed, aside from being costly.

The best way to ensure that you have clean and safe water all the time is to get a water filtration system that is guaranteed to work 100%.  This way, you can drink water straight from the source without having to worry about its cleanliness.

All these benefits can be found in Legánde’s Multipure Drinking Water Systems that uses its proprietary Solid Carbon Block Technology since the ’70s.  Multipure Drinking Water Systems includes the AquaDOME, AquaVERSA, and AquaMINI that have been tested, backed and certified by NSF International (National Sanitation Foundation) - NSF/ANSI 42, Aesthetic Effects; NSF/ANI 53, Health Effects and NSF/ANSI 401, Emerging Compounds and Incidental Contaminants.    The units can be upgraded with a Legánde Pre-filter to prolong the life of your carbon block filter.  The Company also offers the AquaSHOWER which is tested and certified by the Water Quality Association according to NSF/ANSI 177 and guarantees the removal of 90% or more of free chlorine.

You can purchase Legánde’s Multipure Water Drinking Water Systems via or visit them at Suite 406 West Tower, Philippine Stock Exchange Center, Exchange Road,  Ortigas Center, Barangay San Antonio Pasig City, Metro Manila Philippines, 1605.  You can also check their Facebook Page to send a message.

Ramen Yushoken - The Best Authentic Ramen in Cebu City

Saturday, March 7, 2020

At a young age, we've all been curious about ramen, why? Naruto, of course. Just the way ramen has been depicted in countless anime is enough reason to yearn a comforting delicious bowl of ramen for yourself. I've been to a lot of ramen shops in Cebu City, some are great, but most are meh. Lately, more than a few friends mentioned that the best ramen restaurant in Cebu is definitely Ramen Yushoken. Soooooo, I had to check it out!

Through a quick search, I found out that Ramen Yushoken is also a crowd favorite of ramen lovers in Manila. Ramen Yushoken, literally translates as "House of Ramen Champions", is a restaurant that focuses on serving ramen bowls. 

It was a Saturday night, we arrived just before dinner (5:30 pm) but the place was already packed. We still had to line up which I did not mind since we had to wait for some of our other friends anyway. And besides, if people are willing to line up, it must be truly be worth the wait, right?

Ramen Yushoken Menu 

Ramen Yushoken basically serves three types of main dishes : (1) Tonkotso Ramen - soup crafted from pork bones broth; (2) Hiyashi Ramen - better known as "chilled ramen"; and (3) Soba - noodles dressed with seasoning. They also serve side dishes such as gyoza and chicken karaage.

A bowl of ramen would cost 400 PHP - 500 PHP + 10% service charge, which is quiet hefty by my standards. I would not consider eating here for regular days. 

The Food

We asked the server what ramen was their best seller and she informed us that it was their Shoyu and the TanTanMen variants. Since there was four of us, we simply decided to order all variants of their Tonkotso Ramen namely - Shio, Shoyu, TanTanMen and Miso. 

Shio Ramen

Ramen Yushoken Cebu

Shio means 'salt' in Japanese. Thus, the tare used to make shio ramen is also salt-based. Out of all ramen types, the Shio ramen shows off the flavor of the broth the most.

Shoyu Ramen

Shoyu refers to ramen served with a soy sauce base broth which gives it its brown color. This is easily the most popular dish in Ramen Yushoken and the most well known ramen type in Japan.

TanTanMen Ramen

The TanTanMen ramen is a balanced soup with a hint of spiciness from Japanese chili oil and a creamy nutty sweetness from soy milk and sesame paste. This is Ramen Yushoken's second best-seller. 

Miso Ramen

Ramen Yushoken's version of the Miso ramen is blended with seven different kinds of miso. The soup is rich and flavorful. It takes more effort to prepare so it is the most expensive Tonkotsu Ramen in the menu.


We also ordered a serving of their gyoza, the Japanese fried dumpling. It's crisp and tender. It's one of the best gyoza we've tried. We actually even had a to compete for the last piece, luckily, I won! The envious looks on my friends' faces. Hahaha!

Final Verdict

We ranked the 4 ramen variants we tried. We had different preferences but agreed that the Shoyu Ramen was the best. 

Ramen Yushoken's ramens are truly something. Wow! They are the best ramen I have ever tried. My friend even asked if he could marry his bowl of ramen, LOL! Kidding aside, if you're looking for a taste of authentic ramen in Cebu City, Ramen Yushoken is the place to try.  Don't forget to get there early to avoid long queues and be prepared to splurge a little. Do note that they only cater dine in order and do not offer take outs nor delivery. They also do not take reservations.

More Information

Location: G/F Oakridge Business Park, 880 A. S. Fortuna St, Mandaue, 6014 Lalawigan ng Cebu
Contact Number: (032) 367 7017
Business Hours: 11am-11pm

Shapewear - To a Flawless, More Confident You

Sunday, March 1, 2020

Have you ever wanted to wear a body-con dress but felt uncomfortable with your belly and bulges poking out? Of course you have! Certain types of clothing items require a flawless body to flaunt. Working out and going through rigorous diet are the best ways to achieve your dream body. However, it'll take time and a great deal of effort. What if I tell you there's a shortcut to fitting into that figure hugging dress? Welcome to the wonders of shapewear.

Shapewear - to a flawless, more confident you
Shapewear - to a flawless, more confident you

Shapewear are undergarments that are tight-fitting and are intended to control and shape the figure of the body. They are designed to hold you in for a seamless figure without leaving you feeling uncomfortable. They've truly come a long way from the dreaded corsets. It helps reshape the body, flatten out bulges, lift sags and even improve your posture. Regardless of what area you want to accentuate, there are all types of shapewear that'll be perfect for you.

The waist and stomach is the most common problem area for women. Wearing waist cinchers will help you wear tight clothes without worrying about your love handles. Waist cincher for women will gently tuck in excess flab to create an hour glass figure without any bulges.

FeelinGirl Zipper Hook Black Latex Waist Shaper Queen Size Midsection Compression
FeelinGirl Zipper Hook Black Latex Waist Shaper Queen Size Midsection Compression

Another problem area that accumulates fat are the hips and thighs. For these, shapewear shorts are ideal. The best shapewear shorts will help you get into those pair of skinny jeans without the corresponding back fat and muffin tops that go with it. They're designed as butt lifters too! If you want an extra 'umpf', get the high-waisted shorts to have some tummy-tucking effects as well.

FeelinGirl High Waist Buttock Lifter Strapless Postpartum Recovery
FeelinGirl High Waist Buttock Lifter Strapless Postpartum Recovery

If one requires control for everything above the waist, the bodysuit is the shapewear that is best for you. It slims the hips and holds in the stomach, all in the power of a single piece of undergarment. These are quite the trend these days and it is getting easier to find cheap bodysuits.

FeelinGirl Crotchless Zipper Hooks Bodysuit Shapewear Slimming Belly
FeelinGirl Crotchless Zipper Hooks Bodysuit Shapewear Slimming Belly

Shapewear is truly God's gift to women. With it, women can be more confident and feel beautiful without being anxious about unsightly imperfections. For more shapewear products, visit This website offers a wide range of shapewear, from waist clinchers to bodysuits, you name it! Start building your shapewear wardrobe with

REVIEW: Benton Cosmetics Goodbye Redness Centella Mask Pack

Sunday, May 26, 2019

It’s been a while since my last sheet mask review, so here’s one now. Centella is definitely an ingredient I recently discovered my skin loves. Read on to know more about my experience with Benton Cosmetic's Goodbye Redness Centella Mask Pack. Also, If you're interested to know more about Cica or Centella, I have already previously discussed some information on my Rovectin Cica Care Sleeping Pack Review. So let's get started on the review, shall we?

Benton Cosmetics Goodbye Redness Centella Mask Pack Review
Benton Cosmetics Goodbye Redness Centella Mask Pack Review


Goodbye Redness Centella Mask Pack soothes and protects skin with Centella Asiatica, also known as the tiger grass. The sheet mask hydrates and nourishes sensitive skin as it is free from irritants. It is suitable for all skin types.

How to Use

After cleansing, apply the mask onto your face and leave on for up to 20 minutes. Remove the mask and pat in the remaining essence.


Centella Asiatica Leaf Water, Aqua (Water), Glycerin, Pentylene Glycol, Butylene Glycol, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Centella Asiatica Extract, Sodium Gluconate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Propanediol, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Asiatic Acid, Madecassic Acid, Asiaticoside, Madecassoside, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Xanthan Gum, Cellulose Gum, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Hydrogenated phosphatidylcholine, 1,2-Hexanediol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Sucrose Stearate

Where to Buy

26$ at Style Korean for a set of 10 pcs (but it currently on sale at 8% off)



The packaging is so cute! I couldn’t imagine a huge ass pimple looking cute, but it’s so adorably presented in this packet. It’s pretty clever too, with the zit shouting “Goodbye Redness”. I also like how compact the packaging is. It’s so easy to store and stack anywhere. This is especially helpful if you’re traveling.


Goodbye Redness Centella Mask Pack is fragrance free but it does have a very faint smell of a typical sheet mask. Not bothersome at all.


The material is an S-Cell mask which is said to be eco-friendly, sadly, not the packaging though. I tried researching about it but couldn’t find any more information. The mask itself is perfect, not too thick, not too thin, just right. The mask is notably soft too. It is probably the best sheet mask I have ever tried in terms of material.

Fit and adherence is awesome too. It fit my face perfectly, no air bubbles were present and I didn’t need to readjust the mask in any way while wearing it. It didn’t slip off even the slightest. Again, this is probably the best sheet mask I have ever tried in terms of fit and adherence.


The essence is transparent, runny, a bit tacky but it does absorb quickly and doesn’t leave the face sticky. The amount of essence is just right. The sheet mask is perfectly soaked and a bit more of the essence is left inside the packet for your hands and arms.


Upon application, I noticed that there is a soothing sensation on my breakouts which was very welcome on my disturbed skin. It was pretty cooling too.

After 20 minutes of use, my face feels refreshed, soft and supple. Essence absorbed in less than 5 minutes and left my skin with a semi-matte finish. My skin looks a bit brighter but I don’t think it did a lot in reducing any redness I was experiencing. 

Benton Cosmetics Goodbye Redness Centella Mask Pack Review
Benton Cosmetics Goodbye Redness Centella Mask Pack Review


Benton Cosmetics Goodbye Redness Centella Mask Pack is great. Benton did a commendable job on it. Did it reduce redness though? I didn’t see much of a difference but it maybe because my skin was not red enough to begin with. A lot of other people did have amazing results on the red reduction part. Nonetheless, it is a sheet mask that my skin loves and using it was such a pleasure. Definitely worth a try. 👍
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