Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Di Na Muli by Itchyworms

Di Na Muli was written in 2016 by long-time friends Jazz Nicolas and Wally Acolola. They entered the song into the 5th Philippine Popular (PhilPop) Music Festival, performed by The Itchyworms, where it won the grand prize. Now, in 2018, the song has been given new life in the official soundtrack of the hit film Sid & Aya (Not A Love Story) (Viva Films, starring Dingdong Dantes and Anne Curtis, directed by Irene Villamor).

Somewhere in between PhilPop and Sid & Aya, the Itchyworms set out to immortalize the song. The result was a visually stunning and emotional music video, directed by Paolo Abella. Help also came along in the form of the video's co-director Juno Oebanda, longtime friend of the band, and the generous indulgence of none other than the Cultural Center of the Philippines. The link to the CCP is Teddy Hilado (d. 2015), recognized as the father of lighting design in Philippine theater, who is also the uncle of Oebanda

The song's themes of love, loss, and words left unspoken, are embodied in the elegant performances of Rosky Balahadia Hilado (Teddy's widow, formerly of the Bayanihan Philippine Dance Company) and Carissa Adea (Ballet Philippines), and in the video's sweeping visuals, all captured within the hallowed halls of the CCP. The music video seeks to serve as loving tribute to Teddy, whose influence is still felt and recognized to this day.

The Itchyworms are now proud to share what is probably the first-ever music video shot inside the Cultural Center of the Philippines, and extend heartfelt thanks to those who helped bring the music video to fruition.

Youtube link for Di Na Muli official music video:
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Video Credits
Di Na Muli
Words and Music by Jazz Nicolas and Wally Acolola

Rosky Balahadia Hilado
Carissa Adea
and The Itchyworms

Executive Producers: Juno Oebanda and The Itchyworms
Directors: Paolo Abella and Juno Oebanda
Director of Photography: Arvin Viola
Lighting Director: Shakira Villa-Symes
Drone Pilot: Paolo Jaminola
Editor: PJ Corpuz
Colorist: Marilen Magsaysay

Special Thanks to:
Audio Video Solutions Corporation
Soundcheck Inc.
Forerunner Technologies Inc.
JB Music
Forscink Inc.
Digital Fusion Productions
Aero 360 International
Creative Control Group

The administration and staff of the Cultural Center of the Philippines

Di Na Muli
Words and Music by Jazz Nicolas and Wally Acolola
Performed by The Itchyworms

Nung araw kay tamis ng ating buhay
Puno ng saya at ng kulay
Di mauulit muli

Ang oras kapag hinayaang lumipas
Madarama mo hanggang bukas
Di mababawi muli

Ang dami daming bagay na hindi naman kailangan
Kung pwede lang bawasan natin ang mga tampuhan
Hindi mo lang alam hindi mo pa nararanasan
Kahapon sana natin di mo na pinahirapan
Patawad muli
Di na muli

Ang oras kapag hinayaang lumipas
Madarama mo hanggang bukas
Di mababawi muli


At natapos ang himas ng sandal
Di kukubli aking tinig
Nang lumipas na't di man lang nasabi
Salamat hanggang sa muli

Ang dami daming bagay na hindi naman kailangan
Kung pwede lang bawasan natin ang mga tampuhan
Hindi mo lang alam hindi mo pa nararanasan
Kahapon sana natin di mo na pinahirapan
Patawad muli
Di na muli

Binawi buhay mo ng walang sabi
Binubulong ko sa sarili
Mahal kita hanggang sa huli
Mahal ko hanggang sa huli

The Good Trade: A Zero-waste + Sustainable Fair

When it comes to changing the world, even one person can have an impact. But when it comes to doing the hard work of adjusting lifestyle choices that matter, it can often seem so difficult that we don't know where to start. This is where The Good Trade comes in.
The Good Trade gathers passionate individuals and brands that create positive social impact. More of a festival than a market, the fair combines zero-waste, ethically-made and cause-driven businesses with a fun community spirit under one awesome roof in Manila. We seek to connect, inspire and empower a community to live a lifestyle with simplicity and honesty at its core.

The event will be held at Central Square on July 21-22, 2018. Expect eye-catching designs, inspired crowd and surroundings, refillable stations, ethically-made clothes, locally sourced food and vegan skin care products.
Mission of Good Trade:
In The Good Trade, we believe that we can live a life that’s good and does good! We made it our mission to gather brands with the same philosophy so that consumers can make ethical and zero waste purchases without fuss. 
Rental rates are 50% lower than other bazaars in BGC/The Fort area.
What's more?
You'll be part of a community of passionate individuals and brands that create positive social impact. We seek to connect, inspire and empower consumers to live a lifestyle with simplicity and honesty at its core. 
We're working on fair features that are much more exciting than just buying & selling. Think: interactive photo-booth, talks and open demos. As an added bonus, YOU have an option to sponsor a talk or an open demo at The Good Trade.
Sharing in The Good Trade philanthropy means to pay it forward in our community and the world. We’ll have repair stations for those items you cherish and donation stations for those you need to dispose! 

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Saturday, June 16, 2018

Shopping for women’s motorcycle jacket and helmet

Shopping for a motorcycle jacket is different from shopping for a piece of clothing. When we shop for a motorcycle jacket, the most important things on our mind should be the safety features, comforts, and then the look. We can’t simply just walk into a store, pick up something that we like, try it on and if it looks good on us, we will just buy it.

These days, women motorcycle riders have increased, with the majority of women riding as motorcycle passengers. It doesn’t matter whether you are a motorcycle rider or a passenger, both need safety motorcycle clothing when out riding on a motorcycle. Most of the jackets on sale are mostly men’s jackets, but thanks to the manufacturers of motorcycle jackets, there is now an increase in motorcycle jackets for women to cater to women motorcycle riders and passengers.

When choosing a men’s motorcycle jacket, it is quite a straight forward purchase because most will know their size. When it comes to choosing a women’s motorcycle jacket, most will not be able to tell the size of the jacket, because they need to try it on first. Choosing the right size depends on the brands, the cuttings of the jackets, and the body measurement of the woman biker.

When choosing the right fitting motorcycle jacket, not only do women need to stand before the mirror, but most important, she has to try it while sitting on a motorcycle in order to get a good fit. A jacket is made to be worn when riding on a bike in a sitting position and with the hands stretched out towards the handlebars. The chest and back should not be too tight and the sleeves should not be too short when the hands are stretched out. Women’s body is different from men’s body, especially when women’s body is smaller in size and with curves. A jacket should fit the wearer snugly for the padding or armour to stay in place in case of a crash.

There are many types of riding jackets to choose from and one of the popular brands is the Alpinestars riding jackets that are reasonably priced and they are made of good quality materials, and equipped with all the safety features.

Another important piece of riding gear that a motorcycle rider or passenger should have is the motorcycle helmet. When shopping for the best motorcycle helmets for women, there are 4 things you should look out for. The helmet should be of the right size, meaning that it should fit snugly and not move around your head. The helmet should be able to keep out most of the noise when you are out riding on the expressway. It should be certified to meet all the safety standards. Choose good quality helmets that are affordable.

Checking out 4 wheeler parts for your Jeep

Most owners of 4 wheelers would want to modify their vehicle to suit their kind of rides and the use of their 4 wheeler. Some Jeeps are easier to modify than the others. Some may want to lift the rig, improve its traction, install larger wheels to accommodate bigger tires, change the gearing, etc.

For more enhanced off road riding, bigger tires are preferred. Before you can modify the wheels and the tires, you will have to start working on the lift and the rig of your Jeep. Safety and practicality should be the deciding factor when choosing the 4 wheeler’s off road parts to modify your Jeep.

Your off road performance is dependable on the right tires.  Off road tires do not perform as well on the street. Choosing the wheels, tires, and lift should be done together, as these parts influence one another. Method race wheels consist of solid steel wheels to the hottest new alloy and forged-style wheels. There are top brands providing Jeep and truck wheels at the most affordable prices.

When it comes to off road riding, one of the most essential component of your Jeep to consider is choosing the right tires as they are the only parts that come in contact with the road. Always make sure that the tires are filled with the right air pressure. When tackling the off road terrain, follow the route that gives you traction and clearance over obstacles. Try to keep the vehicle as level as possible to get more traction on more tires’ surface. With little traction, it is harder to move forward.

Off road tires have thick, deep treads. The exposed edges of the tread are designed to dig into the soft ground to give more traction, providing maximum grip on loose surfaces. Off road tires are designed to be used with low inflation pressure on difficult terrain, giving them flexibility to allow the tread to better conform to the terrain.

Jeep owners may want to change their Jeep tops. Some prefer the hard tops while others prefer the soft tops. Hard tops are solid and stronger, and they are more durable than the soft tops. The hard tops also provide more insulation, protection from the cold weather or the harsh sun. Hard tops keep the noise out, and provide more security and protection from thefts. If you need to remove the hard tops, you will need some assistance from a helper.

Soft tops can be easily removed, they are portable, and require less storage space. Soft tops provide less protection and they are not able to keep the noise out. Soft tops are less durable and need replacement very often.  Soft tops are very much cheaper than hard tops. For those living in areas with four seasons, then it is advisable to get both the hard and soft tops.

Review: GlossPh Matte Liquid Lipstick

I purchased the Go Girl shade of GlossPh's matte liquid lipstick. The tube is made of glass. The label is very girly and catchy. The tube has no seal so I hope they can put a seal. Even clear tape would do. Written on the sticker is it contains 5mL. At the back the ingredients are listed on a clear sticker.

The tube is small since it only contains 5mL. It is indicated 24M which means the expiration is 24 months after opening the tube. The wand is made of thin plastic. The applicator is easy to use.

When you look at the color of the product while holding the tube you will think it is light pink. As I swatched it on my hand it appears pink then as it starts to dry it looks dark pink. Upon drying off completely it looks more of violet. Maybe it is because I am acidic.

Before eating

After eating
The liquid lipstick feels tight on the lips or drying. I like liquid lipsticks that are lightweight. If you can tolerate the feel you can use it everyday but I would not use this to my makeup clients. I wish they can change their formula to a non drying and lightweight one.

I can see potential about this product because it is worth P200 only and it is locally made. It is very affordable. I hope they can improve the formulation. Even if the price goes higher but with improvements I would purchase it again.

Rating: (1-5, 5 as highest)
Color- 3
Long lasting - 4
Eatproof- 3
Packaging- 4
Lightweight feel - 2
Over all 2

Monday, June 4, 2018

MyBareSkinSpecialist Products Review

MyBareSkinSpecialist sent me products to review.

Bentonite Clay Mask

If you want a facelift then buy this product. Apply it on your face. If you apply it thinly then it will dry faster. Aftrer drying rinse with water. Pat dry your face with towel. When your skin is dry you can feel your face is like being stretched. I didn't have breakouts or pimples after using it.

Banana Toner

After washing my face I tried the Pure Banana Toner. It slightly smells like banana but the smell doesn't stick on the skin. There is no sting effect so I think this one has no alcohol content.

Rose Water Facial Mist

Product Description:

Face Mists Spray can keep your makeup looking glowy throughout the day and helps keep your skin hydrated. This is also an easy way to improve the radiance of your skin. It has moisturizing qualities, improve dry and flaky skin.


Aqua, Rose Water, Polysorbate20, PPG, PEG40, Glycerine, Saliguard, Allantoin, Citric Acid, Passion Fruit. Halal IDCP

My Review

It is not sticky or greasy on the face. It is very lighweight and dries out normally. My skin feels hydrated and smoother after using it. The atomizer is a good one. It doesn't clump on only one side of my face. The mist really sprays all over the face,

Blush On Me BCC Cream

Since I have normal to dry skin I applied their Blush On Me BCC cream. It is not a liquid blush on. It is a moisturizer. My skin feels softer and smoother. It is non greasy.  My face feels softer and smoother after using it. It is lightweight after it dries.

Bleach Perfect Soap

This soap lightened my skin. It is not harsh on the skin. I didn't feel any irritation. With continued use you will see the effect. It smells so good and leaves my skin moisturised. 😊 It is made from natural ingredients and has vitamins in it.

To order these organic products please send message to They have other good products such as lip tints, tawas calamansi cream, avocado toner, etc.