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Where to do Early Christmas Shopping in the Metro

  • Posted on October 3, 2013 at 5:22 pm
Photo from mrsdubai.wordpress.com

Photo from mrsdubai.wordpress.com

September flew by so fast. We all know what happens when October hits. Filipinos get into this shopping frenzy—spotting bazaars, visiting depots, waiting for warehouse sales, and rushing to Divisoria. Everyone is waiting for Christmas whether for gift giving or receiving. And thus, a list of shopping haven is helpful. Below are certified places (in no particular order) where you can find really good deals:

1.    Divisoria

Need I say more? :)

2.    Greenhills Shopping Mall

Just like Divisoria, Greenhills is a one-stop shop. They have clothes, pieces of jewelry, gadgets, appliances, plants, restaurants. It is just an upgrade from Divisoria.

3.    Dapitan Arcade

Kanlaon Avenue, Quezon City

This place is a haven for those looking for home décor, furnishing, and furniture. From souvenir items up to cutleries, and rattan chairs, they have it. If you’re planning to go shopping, it is better if you have your own vehicle. Parking slots are limited though, but you can park in nearby establishments (ask politely).

4.    S&R Membership Shopping 

For branches, you may visit their website: http://www.snrshopping.com/location.html

A great place in the Metro for shopping bottles of wine, hams, cheeses, chocolates, and other imported products. Comparison of their prices with local supermarkets reveals a good deal most especially on wine.

5.    Duty Free Clark or Subic/Marquee Mall in San Fernando, Pampanga

If you have the time and the means, you might as well spend it on going to Duty Free shopping in Clark or Subic. The toys are really cheap. You could buy a great doll for 250php. If you have a lot of godchildren, the trip up North (with gas and toll fee) could actually be worth it.

6.    World Trade Bazaar/Superb Bazaar

Bazaars are really fun, because most of the exhibitors just get together to participate in these events. But the downside is, bazaars happen occasionally. The Worlbex Bazaar is every December. While the Superb Bazaar will have an event on October 23-27, 2013 at the SMX Convention Center. For more details, check it here: http://www.facebook.com/supersalebazaar

7.    Hole-in-the-wall (HIW) stalls

Who doesn’t like them? Other than the fact that they’re cheap, sometimes for clothes mostly overruns, you really get to buy unique items. No matter whether you’re thinking of buying for yourself or as a gift, hole-in-the-wall stalls are fun! But be ready to get lost, if you’re really not familiar with the places, you might

a. HIW along Domingo Guevara St., (formerly Libertad St.), Mandaluyong City

They have jackets, sports wear, under wear, shoes, pants, dresses, and other apparel. It’s worth a visit

b. HIW along Paraiso St. (route: From Del Monte Avenue to Roosevelt Avenue, take Paraiso St. and you will definitely pass by it.)

They sell underwear, corsets, girdles, and other lingerie.

c.    Galileo Enoteca Deli

                  Calbayog corner Libertad St., Mandaluyong City

It’s actually a restaurant but they sell Italian bread, cheeses, wine, and other Italian which are great on your table and for gift-giving. They also prepare gift-baskets.

Find your HAT!

  • Posted on September 5, 2013 at 11:02 am

Part of a woman’s wardrobe is accessories. It could be pieces of jewelry, belts, scarves, and hats.

To confidently strut your hat, one must wear it with the right clothes, perfect weather, and proper occasion. But ultimately, one must wear it knowing the shape of their face.

To help you choose and style below is a compilation of must-read tips to find your perfect hat:

1. Know your face shape.

Find a full length mirror. On the mirror, trace the line of your face using your index finger dipped in soap or powder. When done, you can now compare which of these images resemble the shape of your face.

 

chilimili.com

 

carolinamilinery.com

2. Compare.

Many have probably  thought of our dilemma, thus for a more specific and active photo on what hat to choose, we look on how celebrity style ’em!

 

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3. Cheat list.

For a more detailed discussion, here’s a compilation of  tips on what hat to wear and how to wear it.

For Oval Face:

People with oval-shaped face are fortunate. Their options are virtually limitless. Most hat styles will suit this facial structure. Hats should generally be worn straight across the forehead or hairline.

Best Style: Streamline shapes, worn forward, square or round crowns, brims swept up on the side(s) or back; Almost Any Style

Celebrities with this Face Shape:

Eva Mendes, Sofia Vergara, Angelina Jolie, David Beckham

 

For Long Face:

Long Face is also called the narrow, oblong, elongated or rectangle face. It is considered an elongated oval. Experiment with hats that have full brims such as sun hats, picture hats or floppy hats. Crowns should be deep enough to cover an ample portion of the forehead to even out the length of the face. Wide brims can be worn, especially ones that are turned downward.

Best styles:      Experiment with Wide Brims, Sun Hat, Beret

Medium to wide brims, worn straight or forward. Sharp, straight styles.

These straight brim styles “cut” the length appearance of your face.

Stay Away From: Deep or Tall crowns as they add too much height to the face and head area.

Celebrities with this face shape:

Sarah Jessica Parker, Sandra Oh, Rosario Dawson, Molly Sims, Liv Tyler, Teri Hatcher, Kate Hudson, Ryan Gosling, Ricky Martin, Russell Crowe, Kiefer Sutherland, Eminem

 

For Round Face:

Round Face is noted for its full round shape without angles or points. When choosing a hat for this face shape the big hats are best. Asymmetrical shapes and wide brims worn at an angle go best with the facial features. Brims that are the accented feature are great choices. It is best to steer away from hats that are narrower than the face.

Best Styles:     Newsboy, Fedora, Ivy/Flat Cap

Hats worn at a slight tilt or angle.

Asymmetrical brims will lessen the roundness. Wear profile brims in varied sizes.

Stay Away From: Styles which are narrower than the face.

Celebrities with this Face Shape:

Adele, Kelly Clarkson, Kirsten Dunst, Kate Winslet, Kte Upton, Kanye West

 

For Square Face:

Square Face is noted for its broad features: forehead, cheek bones and chin. Hats with wide brims will flatter this face shape. A slight tilt or angle of the hat will balance the broad chin of this face shape. Almost any crown will work with the exception of crowns that taper to a sharp point at the top.

Best Styles:     Bowler, Center Dent Fedora, Fashion Beanie

Large brims with soft lines, upturned brims, round crowns or curved edge square crowns.

Hats worn at slightly tilted angle.

Round and asymmetrical hats provide contrast to sharp jaw lines.

Stay Away From: Crowns that taper at the tip and hats with short brims.

Celebrities with this Face Shape:

Jessica Simpson, Fergie, Penelope Cruz, Nicole Ritchie, Eliza Dushku, Demi Moore, Keith Urban, Brad Pitt

 

For Heart Shape Face: Asymmetrical designs, Square or round crowns tilted to one side, Profile hats and brims with soft curves.

Heart face is noted with wide cheekbones, wide forehead and a pointy chin. Any hat with a medium-sized brim is perfect for someone with a heart-shaped face. The concern in this case is to balance out a wide forehead. If the brim is too large, the forehead will have an even wider appearance than normal. Other than that, this shape allows for a variety of different styles.

Never choose a hat which has a crown that is narrower than the cheek bones.

Best styles: Cloche, Picture hat, Pillbox, berets, turbans, sailors or boater styles work well.

Stay Away From: Fedora, Trilby and styles with a narrow crown.

Celebrities with this face shape:

Helen Mirren, Dakota Fanning, Rihanna, Carrie Underwood, Gabriel Union, Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Anniston, Michelle Phiffer, Halle Berry, David Beckham, Leonardo Dicapario, Will Smith

 

For Triangle Face:

Triangle face shape is much like the oval face. They are both easy to style. Both are notable for the wide fore head, cheek bones and pointy chin. Hats should be worn straight across the brow line. Experiment with styles, however avoid styles that have crowns that are narrower than the cheek bones.

Best Styles: Any style hat will flatter this face shape.

Stay Away From: Crowns which are narrower than the cheek bones.

Celebrities with this Face Shape:

Katie Holmes, Miley Cyrus, Taylor Swift, Kelly Rowland, Sigourney Weaver, Victoria Beckham

Online Shopping Tips: How to shop like a Pro

  • Posted on July 30, 2013 at 11:40 am
                                  Photo from thedrum.com

Nowadays, they say that the ultimate test for customer service is convenience to one’s clientele. Hence, everything is made easier. Added services like talking to a customer service rep, free pick up and delivery, and online shopping are trending.

Despite these entitlements, consumers still have to be wary of purchases. It cannot always be for convenience only. But rather, it is still wise to be discerning in every thing that we buy. Many are becoming online shoppers due to their hectic schedule. But how does one protect themselves from tricky purchases? Below are practical tips for online consumers:

1. Window shop, physically. Not virtually yet.

This works best for clothes, most especially coat, blazers, and pants. Before buying clothes online, you really have to know your fit. Online photos can be tricky and may not yield the best fit for you. Thus, if you know a store carrying the same brand or the same product, you might want to fit there first. Just when you have the chance and time. This can work as your future reference.

You might ask why not buy it from the store at the instance. Yes, you may. But as said, this can be used as a future reference. Plus, online stores most of the time give discounts and further reductions.

2. Know your precise measurements.

This works best for footwear and pants. Most online stores have product measurements. You can easily check if their size matches yours. If you’re not sure, you can always ask them. Please do note that sometimes sizes vary. The US, UK, and Asian sizes are different from each other. Thus, it is wise that you measure your foot/waist and match them with the store’s posted measurements.

3. Test if hypoallergenic and if compatible with skin tone.

This works best for hygiene and skin care products including make up. You cannot always rely on brand description and ads. You really have to be sure. The best way is to purchase a small one i.e. shampoo/conditioner and if you liked the results, you can continue purchasing in bulk. Another is by looking for forums where the products have been tested. However, what may work for them may not work for you. Thus it is still best that you try it personally. Start with the smallest bottle.

4. Know the material, check the zippers, and double-check the internal make.

This works for all of the clothing and accessories. But can also work for bags and wallets. Some online stores offer zoom-in and enlarged-but-not-pixelized feature of photos. This way you can see clearly almost all the details of the bags/wallet. Aside from the item description, it is best to check the internal and external make of the wallet/bag. Is it handwoven, double-lined, made of real leather or synthetic, or is it made of canvass? Usually canvass-made lasts longer. Are the zippers made by YKK?

5. Check for expiration date.

This works best for food and other perishable goods. Always always always check for this, especially if it’s on sale. Then check for the ingredients, you might be allergic to one or two of the contents.

6. Triple check the details and highlights of the deal.

This works best for vouchers and gift certificates. Most consumers overlook the details like required number of voucher purchase (for travel vouchers, it’s minimum of two), location of restaurant or store, shipping method or pick-up, time of redemption, prior reservation and other minute details that if overlooked would actually cost you more.

7. Sign up for free online newsletters.

This works best for plane tickets and vouchers. This will keep you posted for best travel deals like Piso-fare and the likes. Travel bloggers usually score their plane tickets at cheap prices this way.

8. RESEARCH.

This is the ultimate tip that can ever be given. We cannot always rely on other’s opinion, but as convenient as shopping can be, Google is as convenient! We can always find reliable information on the net. Hope this helped! Online shopping may be far from convenience after all. Surely, every one wants value for their money, whatever and wherever venue the shopping occurred! :)

 

Pretty ALL Day!

  • Posted on July 15, 2013 at 2:17 pm

Women juggle a lot of things all at the same time. Aside from performing excellently at work, we have to maintain our prettified self to be presentable.

Sometimes, as the day goes by, we overlook minute details on how to take care of ourselves. We just skip it and hop on to our next activity, leaving us more stressed and disheveled. To instantly feel fresh and radiant, here are reminders to pretty girls on the go out there:

1. Wear exact fitting clothes.

 

                      Photo from ivillage.ca

Tight-fitting clothes are over-rated. Not only does it limit our movements, but it also makes us more self-conscious. Of course on the other hand, we cannot also overdo on loose clothes lest we would look lousy. The technique is find a slacks with just the right percentage of spandex, say 3-5%, or get the proper length of skirt. Crisp polo blouses as well is a classic.

2. Wear pretty shoes.

 

           Photo from bleubirdvintage.typepad.com

Wearing pretty shoes boosts confidence. If you like what you see whenever you look down, you instantly feel refreshed and happy. Give yourself a reason to look down and smile 😀

3. Comb and fix your hair.

 

Photo from static.becomegorgeous.com

 

We know that messy and i-just-got-out-from-bed hairdo are the in things nowadays. But, we cannot afford to look like that when we are meeting clients or talking to our boss and colleagues. It is still best to look polished and neat, and save the messy do for a night out with friends.

Messy hair presents messy head (brain), so better to keep our hairs tucked in and you’ll instantly feel lighter.

4. Wear an earring.

 

       Photo from jewelinfo4u.com

For some, wearing accessories is a no-no. They either get hassled by it, or they have allergies. For others, they actually overdo it, by wearing dangling and heavier earrings. But to get the glow and radiance we want to achieve, wearing a stud with the right size can turn you into a charming lady.

Earring lifts the aura of your face. With the right size, you’ll feel prettified the whole day.

5. Powder your nose.

 

Photo from blog.beautycollection.com

 

Our T-zone (forehead and nose) is prone to oiliness. We all heard about the cliche “Oiliness is next to ugliness“, and it is thus a basic that we bring oil control film or a powder to preserve our pretty faces.

6. Arrange your belongings, leave bulky ones.

 

Photo from socialbliss.com

Now that we’re dressed pretty, wearing the right shoes and earrings, we can showcase ourselves without looking haggard—by not bringing bulky things, as much as possible. Women have this habit of carrying alot of things with them wherever they go. We might want to stick with our purse and smart-phones only so that we can be chic and classy. What’s the use of smart phones if we cannot use it as temp or alternative for our e-docs.

7.  Wear pretty undergarments.

 

Photo from perezhilton.com

In preparation for our day, we have to wear the proper undergarments to support our body. And, you’ll definitely feel the vibe of wearing a pair of pretty undies. Take it should be paired. ! You’ll feel sexy inside, and it will radiate on the outside. La Senza and Herbendh have a lot of pretty, sezy, and sassy undergarments that you could choose from. Hoard during their sale. You’ll never wear anything not paired after!

Hope this helps! Stay pretty ladies!

Liliw, Laguna: Shoe Haven

  • Posted on June 11, 2013 at 2:38 pm

Laguna is prolly known for its short distance from Manila. Most people would say that if you want to escape the buzz, just go to Laguna to relax. However, there are more to Laguna than meets the eye. For one, it’s a shoe haven. Meet Liliw.

Liliw is one of the highland towns in Laguna. According to wiki,

“Liliw is a fourth class municipality in the province of Laguna, Philippines. It is one of the highland towns forming the southern extremity of the province. According to the latest census, it has a population of 33,851.[2]

Liliw has a total land area of 88.5 sq. miles. It is bounded on the northwest by Sta. Cruz; northeast by Magdalena; on the east by Majayjay; on the west by Nagcarlan; and on the south by Dolores, Quezon.”

Now, so as not to bore you with academic stuff, if you want to know more about Liliw, you might want to visit their website at http://liliwlaguna.gov.ph/.

So let’s go to the fun part. Gat Tayaw Street in Liliw basically contains the whole strip of stalls and stores of varieties of footwear. From slippers to sandals to shoes, for people of all ages, and for almost all occasions. Some stores even sell locally-made bags, but please don’t expect much since it’s really not their product. They also have wide variety of pasalubong like chicharon, malagkit, and cookies. But, their best food is uraro. 😀

Shoe Craze

Below are some of the (amateur) photos from the recent Liliw trip.

take-home bags :)

 

Liliw footwear has proven that they can compete with modern styles offered by online and Manila-based shoe stores. Prices are also friendly to discerning consumers. And, the major factor in buying any item: QUALITY! It is also a bonus that most of their sandals and shoes do not give pain and blisters.

The price of footwear ranges from Php200-400 depending on the style and your haggling skills. Php400 is actually expensive in Liliw, so be informed.

Below are the pictures of what to expect in Liliw. Sorry for the poor lighting.

 

 photo from krenggonzaga.blogspot.com

photo from krenggonzaga.blogspot.com

 

If you’re planning to take this trip, from Manila, go to Buendia or Cubao. Look for the DLTB or the HM Bus Transit. Board the bus with the signage Sta. Cruz. The trip will take around 3 hours. The ticket will cost you around Php 145.

From Sta.Cruz (terminal), take the jeepney with the signage Liliw-Nagcarlan. Tell the driver to drop you at Gat Tayaw Street. Then you can go crazy as well. 😀

5 Major Tiis-Ganda of Women

  • Posted on June 7, 2013 at 4:54 pm

1. Major Hair Treatment

 

photo from clickbd.com

 

Women with no bad-hair days are lucky! Because most women frequent the salon twice a year for a rebond, for some perm. Rebonding takes about 5 hours. But for thick and kinky-haired women, it takes longer. This means, around 8 hours! Imagine the dread they feel everytime they see new hair growths?

Some would think that going to the salon is all-pampering and taking care of yourself. Yes, they are part of it. But for  others, staying at the salon is a form of sacrifice of time, effort, and energy! It is not as brilliant as pictured in magazines, most especially when the iron is an inch away from your face, the blow-dryer is fanning at your nape, and that back-aching-sitting-all-day-stance is all you could do! So, to those who are thinking that it’s one of the posh hobbies, you might wanna reconsider. (–,)

 

2. Waxing/Threading

 

photo from waxing.net

 

 

Relevant to #1, and as part of proper grooming and hygiene, women have to make sure that they don’t have unsightly hairs! That includes mustache, which is really painful when threaded! Arrghh! To minimize the pain, some resort to waxing. I say minimize, because it is still painful! This item is self-explanatory! Haha. Good thing with waxing though is that it actually removes dry skin. Leaving you with clearer skin. (Sounds like a commercial, eh?)

 

3. Facial

 

photo from thetimes.co.uk

Darn pimples, blackheads, and whiteheads. Particularly the ones near the T-zone. This area actually is more vulnerable to pain than the rest of the face. But of course, eventhough you do not have impurities on your face, this has to be done in order to maintain younger looking skin.

 

4. Wearing High heels

 

photo from missiepopular.blogspot.com

Some women are not really comfortable wearing high heels, but to complete “the look”, they have to! Although there are convenient fashion, we have to admit that high heels are more associated as the sophisticated look. To be glamorous is to wear high heels. Most women would like to do this item rather occasionally.

 

5. Diet!

 

photo from dapino-colada.nl

Diet is a loosely used term to describe starvation. Beep! But it actually means, nutrition or the composition of your food intake. Usually, when there is an upcoming event, or a soon-to-be (meaning two weeks time) beach bumming experience, women frantically resort to crash diet. Either no rice at all, or two table spoon of rice only! No desserts, no soda, no red meat. Most of the time, this does not work, especially with women who has low metabolism. But, guess what tiis-ganda could do?

 

These are just some of the “sacrifices” women take in order to prettify ourselves. However, as cliche as it may sound, the way to look good is to feel good. True in any sense. Confidence is the key. But hey, we have to like what we see in the mirror, ayt? So it does help our self-esteem to commit these sacrifices. 😀

 

Disclaimer: Men have their own ways of tiis-gwapo, it’s just that women’s sacrifices are more obvious and deliberate. :)

Travel Essential: Pillow

  • Posted on May 14, 2013 at 3:52 pm
Read: Pardon the quality of the photos. These are two of my favorite travel pillows.

Types of travel pillows.

Yes, you read it right, PILLOW!!

Most travelers would say that it’s not in their list, most especially backpackers. They would rather bring their hammock than take a pillow with them. Among the top fives that usually come out are headphones, sunblock, wet wipes, sungglasses, and scarf. Realistically we’re not hard core backpackers, sooo we can manage a little bit of bulkiness in our packs.

A good, sound sleep is a must, even when traveling. Despite the full itinerary and the almost-requirement to wake up early, believe it or not, a pillow is indispensable. Below are two travel-inspired pillows:

1. Neck pillow

Neck Pillow

Neck Pillow

This will save you from stiff neck, shoulder pain, and upper back cramps. Usually, land travel requires sleeping on board a bus overnight. With the sitting position and tight space, the neck pillow at least gives you the comfort to lean whichever side of your head. Plus, it avoids you from bumping your head at the window shield.

2. Extra small pillow

Small rectangular pillow

Small rectangular pillow

Because of its size, it is also convenient to carry around and it is also comfortable to sleep on.

It will also give you the ‘hug’ your huge pillows give you at home. A piece-of-home is what they call it.

There are also relevant information about it online, and a helpful link popped at www.thebeddingsite.com. And guess what, it’s actually called a travel pillow! :)

Next time you’re planning your trip, squeeze in your must-bring one of these pillows.

The Wonders of Malong

  • Posted on February 28, 2013 at 10:22 am

Women in cultural show, using Malong

Last month, I received a malong as a birthday gift. I am not usually a fan of scarves, shawls, and sarong because I find carrying them a hassle. But since it is purple, I automatically loved it! It may be a no-brainer, but for a shirt-and-short-girl like me, back then, I would not know the uses of these pieces of clothing. Not until I brought it with me in one of my travels.

Just a fast-fact, a malong is a traditional garment usually worn by royal families in Mindanao. It is a tubular dress in different colors. Two weeks after it was given to me, I have grown from liking it to making it a must-have, most especially for every traveler since it is lightweight and easy to pack. I made a short list of its amazing uses:

1. Blanket and Jacket in one

I rode a bus going to Camarines Sur, and man, it was so cold. Usually, these buses are colder than those metro buses that we ride on our way to work. And, despite wearing long sleeves and jeggings, the coldness crept in. The malong saved my night! Because it’s tubular, I felt like I was tucked in my bed!

2. Protective and Fashionable scarf

After alighting that cold bus, I was not prepared to face for the sudden change of temperature; the malong absorbed all the heat, and covered my face from the sun. As an added bonus, I was saved from all the dust and dirt.

3. Bed sheet

This part is my favorite use of malong. Being a suplada / maselan and a budget traveler don’t mix quite well. Every time I travel, I see to it that the accommodations that I find are cheap; however, despite the room ads that they are clean, it may or may not be true. Thus, the malong saved me again from unnecessary bites from bed bugs or not-so-clean mattresses.

4. Lona or Beach spread

Of course, my travel would not be complete without the beach! And the malong is my instant lona! It protected me from that sticky sand, which of course is imminent, but the malong avoided that sand from damping my hair.

5. Carry-all bag

Remember when we were all young, o well, I don’t know about you, hehe, there was this cartooned turtle who used to travel carrying all its stuff in a tie-knotted piece of clothing? I was able to carry all my belongings in the same way with my malong J

6. Towel

Of course, it may sound unsanitary but if in case you have forgotten to bring your towel, or would not risk using the towel provided for by your budget inn, the malong comes in handy.

There! Of course, the list goes on, but I can’t wait to put my hands on another malong. I only have one as of now. If not for that great friend who gave it to me, I would not know how much loveable and useful the malongs are! I’m planning of getting a red one. How about you, convinced yet? 😀

10 Things Every Woman Should Do

  • Posted on January 11, 2013 at 2:53 pm

1.     Look good, Feel good.

The first step to feel good is to look good, this is almost a no brainer to anyone. Almost all articles about beauty and fashion available in the internet is all about looking good. There is really no excuse as to why women nowadays can’t be pretty. All resources are available anywhere.

2.     Eat.

This may not come as a shock to everyone as the famous movie of Julia Roberts Eat Pray Love, discussed why eating could be so much fun. Eating not only literally satisfies our hunger but it also serves as our reward for being a good mom, a good employee, a good athlete and everything we are being good at.

3.     Pray.

As earlier mentioned, Eat Pray Love book would not have been written if not for the genuine effect of it. No religion need be promoted or solicited, but having faith to whatever we believe in soothes our soul thus gives our spiritual realm the deepest of silence that can’t be achieved from any other activities.

4.     Exercise.

Scientifically speaking, it has been proven that being active not only gives us prolonged strength and endurance, but also happiness. This is due to the hormones secreted by our brain once we are up and running. So if you are feeling stressed out by work, or if your business has had better days, or your relationship is on the rocks, thinking through those problems sometimes does not help. It is sometimes best to shut your mind and literally run from it.

5.     Travel.

As they say, living without travelling is like reading a book and only turn a page of it. What’s the good of the world if you would not be able to see it?  Travelling has never been this available and easily accessible to anyone. Gone are the days when only rich people could ride a plane and leave the country. Several airlines have had made travelling possible even to average people.

6.     Read.

Perhaps reading is the best hobby one could ever have. Not only it enhances memory and prevents brain-related illness; it also exercises brain muscles and makes us expand the world of imagination. How would one know how to live in Mexico or what to eat in Italy if not for reading? Reading takes us to places that we never even think imaginable. It allows us to learn and explore the diversity of human culture, lifestyle, customs, relations and other things that can be linked to mankind.

7.     Give.

What is the beauty of blessings if we would not be able to share them with someone? Be it with a friend, relative or stranger, it has always been a good feeling to give someone something, than to receive. Cliché as it may sound but totally true. Life has never had a deeper meaning until we give something to the society.

8.     Laugh.

Laughter is the best medicine; it is highly contagious as compared to coughs, colds or sneezing. Laughing gives us a good feeling which stays with us even though the laughter already subsides. It gives us optimism and positive energy even during difficult times.

9.     Shop.

This never fails to lift the mood of any woman. May she be broken-hearted, having a PMS or stressed at work, shopping still tops a woman’s list of favourite hobbies. When a lady shops, she subconsciously thinks things through. She makes up her mind about something, distresses herself from anything that bothers her, and totally frees her at-the-time pressured mind. It may be hard to understand especially for men, but shopping can even improve a woman’s way of handling relationships.

10.  Love.

Love of a mother, sister, friend or a special someone, they all give us warm and compassion which are essential to human kind. Love gives us direction in life, what drives us to reach our goals, achieve our dreams and continue to go on living. Life is all about love that we can give and love that we receive. Love can change everything.