How Netflix’s ‘Narcos’ Made Me Realize that the War on Drugs is Unwinnable

Now first and foremost, this is intended as a reaction to the popular Netflix show, “Narcos,” and not some political pop culture-propaganda (yes, I made that term up) conjured to get attention or money from any group or whatnot.

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So in other words, I watched “Narcos” and it made me realize a few things about the current war on drugs, because to be honest, you could really see a lot of similarities between what happened in 1980s Colombia and modern-day Philippines. Just not with narco-terrorism because Colombia really had it bad, but more on the issue about extra-judicial killings, American/DEA involvement, and corruption from the higher-ups. Continue reading

A Life Changing Moment: Riding On the Beauty Regimen Bandwagon

Since I was in high school, I don’t really pay much attention to facial and skin care. Even though I do get pimples from time to time (because I have really oily face), it was not much of a big deal to me.

Just recently though, I noticed that my blackheads were not going away. Before, the Pond’s Deep Cleansing Foam actually does the job for me, but since my blackheads are still staying (probably because of age), I finally decided to do something more serious about it.

Like most people, I searched for a good solution to my blackhead problem on the internet. Sure enough, I came across several masks that can take off these nuisances after a good peel, but I also quickly became engrossed in many beauty blogs that feature step by step facial skin care.

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The most common nowadays (and what the girls are all raging about) is the Korean Beauty Regimen which features a routine that consists of 7 to 10 steps (depending on which blog you look at) that can help you get that soft, youthful dewy glow that most Kdrama actresses and actors have. Continue reading

After an Unhappy Pedi Session: Home Relief for Ingrown

For the entire summer, my parents wanted me to stay at our family home in Cagayan de Oro because they miss the kiddo so much. And since I don’t have classes anymore and now that I already work from home, I agreed (since I can save moolaaah too HAHAHA).

So anyway, on April 21, I treated my brothers to a movie date since they wanted to watch “Fast and Furious 8.” After the movie, we waited for our parents to come get us at the mall so while waiting, I decided to get a pedicure at the Salon de Rose branch in Centrio Ayala Mall.

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Me and my two younger bros while waiting for the movie (and before I got a pedi session from hell).

In Cebu, I usually go to the Salon de Rose in either their JMall or SM Cebu branch to get a pedicure because I like how they handle the service. A good, careful, safe and painless clean – each and every time! Continue reading