Saturday, January 15, 2011

A Thousand Splendid Suns

“One could not count the moons

that shimmer on her roofs,

or the thousand splendid suns

that hide behind her walls.”

There is no better way to jump start a year for a book lover like me, than to spend it with a good book. So on the third day of January, I went to our company’s mini library to search for the first novel to welcome another year of good read. So there I found Khaled Hosseini’s A Thousand Splendid Suns. And after just three days of reading it, I said to myself… “how about that for a good start!”

A Thousand Splendid Suns is about Afghanistan as told through the story of two different women and how their fate intertwine in the middle of love and war. It’s about their dreams, their realities, their struggles and their own share of happy endings.

While I’m reading it, I realized how thankful I am to be born in my country, and in my time, where women is treated with utmost equality and respect. It gives me this realization, though, that it’s not always the same with other countries, specially on the other side of the globe.

But in the middle of those pages I celebrated with them the struggle and the pain of being a woman. I rejoiced with them the gift of wisdom and strength that only women possess.

Khaled Hosseini did a great job after his bestselling novel Kite Runner. Wonderfully written, vivid and nostalgic.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Hair free for the holidays!

No pain, no gain!

That's exactly what I was thinking when I was there, lying on one of the beds in Lay Bare Salon, trying their service for the first time. Oh, yeah.. that was eerr... painful, considering my low pain tolerance, but it was worth it, specially that it gave me the extra right to wear my legs during the holiday company parties. Fair enough, fair enough!

I was one of those unfortunate women endowed with curly, man-like hair down to their legs. Blame it on my dad and his genes, plus having to wear skinny pants all day back in college and now, in the office. I even joke myself about being all sexy and girly, but being mistaken as a gay when they look at my lower leg. hoho. how awful! So when I was getting ready for the party, with my dress, accessories, shoes and nails all done, I thought a waxing service will complete all the details.. Why not?!

Was it really painful? No, not really. Just some funny itchy, tingling sensation on my skin specially after that wax, made of Honey, Sugar, and Kalamansi, pulled off those hair. I was actually half laughing, and wincing with every strip. Good thing the attendant was more than emphatic when she noticed that that was my first time in their salon. Whhhoooo! Ouch!

After just like, 10 minutes, it was done!
My half leg smooth and hairless. Yes! The attendant said I can enjoy being hair free for at least 3 to four weeks before I have to go back again to another round of hair removing because a regular waxing service further smoothen skin and makes the hair re-growth sparser. Talk about maintenance.

So if you're going to party the next time, or going to a beach holiday this summer, why not try some hair waxing, that will surely add up to your right to show some skin baby! :)

*check out their salon in MOA, Alabang or Las Pinas, or just go to their site,, for more details. :)

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