As you can tell for the stretch of over a week I’ve decided to fully focus on the elections as a matter of importance. I was given an opportunity to have a sortie run with Team Kiko once again after almost 11 years (in 2007 I did a web series on YouTube with them, very low-res). My contribution this time wasn’t as consuming, but I gave what I could. I shot a simple vlog or behind-the-scenes video as a follow-up to my cousin Gab’s full-on crisp, HD take for the campaign here as a tribute to a lot of the sometimes unseen hard work of Team Kiko.
There is I believe a uniquely small handful of people in the world with the energy, tenacity, and talent for massive impact video craft (the sort that makes you think there’s an entire fleet of cameramen doing it) and one of those people is my cousin, Gabriel Valenciano, who was only assisted in shooting by one good friend, David Lamar. Our very own expressive wild one has certainly outdone himself on this piece which he flew home for.
This is his full serving of the Kiko Pangilinan Caravan campaign video, featuring destinations like Iloilo, Cebu, Bohol, Naga, and Legaspi as well as special moments from Tito Kiko Pangilinan’s 20th anniversary dinner with Tita Sharon and the rest of the Pangilinan family. Read on for the YouTube and Facebook embedded links and videos.
It took awhile but my vlog on my Korean Facial experience at Oracle Aesthetic Clinic, the world’s leading Korean dermatological and surgical beauty clinic finally uploaded without errors or freeze-frames. You can read all about them here. As I write this part of the paragraph, the internet, it seems, at the moment has taken the quickest route to sabotage my smooth upload moment. The upload has stopped twice and been reset twice on YouTube. It’s moving slowly now and finally progressing. Oracle Skin Clinic is a Korean chain of dermatological clinics acclaimed by their use of advanced technology, their trust in medical expertise, and their application of gentle skincare products in their treatments.
The Pomegranate mask, a finishing touch on one of the most gentle, yet effective clinic facials available locally today, the Oracle Korean facial (FULL FACIAL Php3500.00, 50% off for first timers).
ORACLE AESTHETIC CLINIC 2/F Republic Glass Bldg., #196 Salcedo St. corner Soria St., Legazpi Village, Makati, Metro Manila
When my aunts had a sister sweep of the facials halfway in they were already thanking my mother for recommending the clinic because they were raving that it was the best facial experience they’d ever had. One of those aunts of mine has even more sensitive skin than mine and is married to a German so her standards are wayy up there, but she was the first one to say it was the best. I got my slot a few days later on Black Saturday and I opted for the Korean Facial treatment with no extractions. Read on to see a few more shots of my aunts during their facial experiences at Oracle Skin Clinic before watching my vlogvideo at the end of this post.
Holy Week or Spring Break as it’s called abroad is a time of renewal and rest, but always hopefully a time of reflection. Lots of people won’t really relate to what the Bible says about Holy Week, because they haven’t encountered Jesus in the way that matters or to tell you the truth sometimes frankly the words on the pages of Scripture don’t make sense or can point out our more obvious sins, but it’s not all about telling us about right and wrong, the Bible was written to remind us that we are loved. Those of us who feel negatively about the Bible (more specifically broken people who spout the Bible) tend to shy away from festivities or activities of reflection in connection with Jesus due to the fact that a lot of humans representing Jesus have let us down or we think we’ve let Him down in our own way. The truth is we can’t shock God with blow by blow accounts of how we’ve let Him down. What He is waiting for is whether we’ll take his hand and allow Him to lift us up again. Today, in a bit I am sharing two videos with you to soothe your soul and encourage you. Below is the short trailer of the longer video.
I believe it isn’t ideal to shy away from God’s Word even when we don’t understand it, because His Word will always come through for you, even if you don’t understand at first. The garden, the flood, the parting of the red sea, and the baby in a manger are historical accounts of God’s power and love coming through for the human race, and He hasn’t stopped. Think of His words in the Bible as a foreign language, the truths are another language from another dimension. You’ll only get the hang of the language if you try to talk to Him first in your own. There was once a rapper/comedian who turned over a new leaf that said in a video somewhere that for him it doesn’t make sense when confessing or ranting to God and trying to avoid being profane or rude in his desperation at times because He actually knows the words in his head before they come out. Think of God as the friend who’s watching you punch walls or rip up paper while trying to tell Him how awful it all us and how fed up you are. Read on to get to the two videos I chose for men and women that I believe will help reset your heart and bring peace this week.
Hi, at long last I got a video up! The camera work on my Morning Skincare Routine video is a bit shaky sorry about that but Mom really did her best, she helped me that morning get it done, God bless her. Drink Bonamine nalang before watching, lol.
Of course you understand that on some days I don’t get to use all of the ones mentioned here. Sometimes, I leave out one or two of these in the rush, but right now these are all the products I’ve been reaching for before I’m out the door in the morning. Click continue to get to the video.
I’ve still got a bit of ache on me from this week’s workouts and last night I went more intense but still on the safe side of things. Little, tender me stayed wise and went with not shocking my body with a way too major routine at 0% fitness. In my mind, a weak core could equate to a larger chance for injury if I decide to do fast workouts too soon. I’ve decided to slowly build strength on my core and outer extremities before stepping it up. This plan to get fit gradually is pretty much common sense getting its game on. Last night I ticked the intensity a notch up with these two workout videos by Fitness Blender which together will function as the main total body workout for the first leg of my return to fitness. Mat workouts are really my favorite for re-entry because you don’t need equipment or even shoes to begin your fitness journey.