Thursday, February 13, 2020

I'm back! I'm still alive!

Hello, everyone!!! Just a quick note on ze blog since some of my dearest Loyal Readers have been sending me messages wondering why I've suddenly disappeared. Thank you for your love and concern!

Well, I got sick. I had a nagging cough that plagued me on and off for 3 weeks. I would feel better around Wednesday, then start coughing again when Friday hits. So weird! Since there's that awful novel coronavirus going around, I was definitely more anxious about my cough than I usually am. It wasn't bad enough to give me asthma attacks (thank You, God!), but it was bad enough so that I felt sorry for myself and for everyone around me when I coughed. Even when I wore a face mask (n95 levels!), I really saw everyone around me cringe.

I promise I don't have the nCoV, guys! It was just acute bronchitis. Still a biggie but, yeah, being sick in these times is extra anxiety-inducing than ever. Stay safe, everyone! Wash your hands and don't touch your face!

Don't touch your face!!!
So I haven't blogged in 3 weeks. Boy, I missed a lot! I have drafts here of what I think of the Harry and Meghan royal exit, how JLo and Shakira's Super Bowl performance affected me, my beauty hauls from Calyxta and BeautyMNL, our play day at Cheeky Monkeys, my suggestions for wedding gifts, and a few work-related stories like tips on blogging and freelancing. I'll still publish those, okay???

To make your visit today to the blog worth it, let me do a little Valentine's Day giveaway! Just comment down below which delayed blog post you'd like me to publish! That's all and please leave your Facebook name OR Instagram handle so I know how to contact you in case you win.

This is the prize: a K-Glow Facial with Rejuvelite from Flawless Skin & Body Clinic!!!

I'll do a review of this fabulous facial soon. It's a deeply hydrating facial that will give you that enviable glass skin of Koreans! I haven't tried it yet. I'm scheduling it last week of February and you can bet I am so excited to try it! Try it, too! Join my giveaway! I'll pick a winner on Monday. Happy Valentine's Day, everyone!

30 comments:

  1. hope ur doing fine ms frances! hoping to read abt ur recent hauls frm beautymnl. thank u@

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    1. Yes, I feel much better now. Thanks!

      Sige sige. I just need to take photos of the products =)

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  2. Hi Mommy Frances, Hope you're feeling better now. It's definitely not a good time to get sick nowadays. I had a bad case of allergic rhinitis recently and people near me got worried.

    Anyway hope you can still publish your post about Harry and Megan. I find them brave to do such a bold move and I am wondering what are the reasons why would they want to leave everything behind. Personally, it got me thinking if I am even have the courage and guts to do something similar.

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    1. Dibaaaa? Worried sila... but not about you. Worried sila na may nCoV ka at mahawa sila hehe

      I have so many thoughts about Harry and Meghan!!! Sige, blog ko yan. Love month pa naman so swak pa rin =)

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  3. Sorry, I forgot to leave. Here's my FB name: Ma Clarice Lao - Itumay. :)

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  4. Tips on freelancing please :)

    Get well soon Ms. Frances! Happy Valentines Day!
    Fb: minnie maws

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    1. What about the freelance life do you want to know about? =)

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  5. I hope you feel better! More tips on bloggimg and freelancing, please! I went back to blogging after years of being in hiatus yet I cant seem to find the time to commit to it. Work, kids, business on the side, ang hirap to juggle all and isingit ang blogging. If you can share how you do it, that would be great!

    Rest well, hydrate and eat healthy! May you recover soon!

    FB: Shirley Mae Yboa-Tabora
    Ig: @momofjohan

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    1. It really is so hard to find the time to blog! Ilang taon ko na sinasabi I will blog MWF but it's still not happening! =(

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  6. Hope you feel better soon. Hope you can publish your take on Meghxit. As someone who didn't even want to get married when you were younger it would be interesting to hear your take on a couple who seems to have found themselves in majorly deep waters after matrimony. Plus can't help feeling nostalgia for your editorial pieces. What's your combined OK take and wife perspective? @alwaysupforcake

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    1. I think they'll be fine =) They got married late (like me!) so we have here a couple who are sure of themselves and are willing to work on their marriage. I think that within, walang problema. It's the outside forces that are putting so much stress and pressure on them. Now, it's up to them to make sure they don't get broken up by the world =)

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  7. Please do blog about Jlo and Shakira's performance! They are my favorite ❤ Get well soon and Happy hearts day!
    Fb: Quennie Enriquez

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    1. Sobrang amazing sila!!! I was so inspired!!!

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  8. Stay healthy, I'm glad you're okay! Would like to see your beauty hauls!

    @luckycitrine

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    1. I have a lot! I'm not happy with some of the stuff I bought, though. Parang pang-morena yung mga cream blushes I bought huhu

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  9. Your play day at Cheeky Monkeys.
    Ive always loved the way you write, always coming from the heart. As a mom of a 5 yr old boy, an only child, i enjoy reading stories about your playdates and adventures with your little boys. They are young only once kaya i-enjoy na natin!
    Agnes here @tavshoppe Happy valentines's Day din!

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    1. Hi Agnes! You won the K-Glass Facial!!! Congrats! =)

      Yes, I do enjoy the boys so much! They annoy me a lot, too, but that's only because they're so makulit and magulo. =D

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  10. You look great despite being sick. I got sicke 3x last January and it feels like the longest month to date. I take wearing mask, washing hands, and not touching your face seriously. Since school is about to take a break in the next 4 weeks, and my pamangkids birthdays are coming up, I want to know more about Cheeky Monkeys. No pressure, blog whenever you feel like it, we're willing to wait! :)

    -Lorraine Alba Villanueva

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    1. Grabe! Three times din ako nagkasakit last month! And yes, it does feel like such a looooooong month. Masyadong maraming bad things na nangyari =(

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    2. I'm glad you're feeling better, Lorraine! I saw sa FB you're partying na =D

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  11. Hello, Ms. Frances, missed you. Good to know you feel better! Why do we have to choose? Can you not post all stories, one after the other? But if you make me pick out, I would love to know about your thoughts on the JLo-Shakira Super Bowl Performance. As a 50 plus woman, I need all the reaffirmation I can get. This does not come as often as it should. :( But am also looking forward to reading your other works, especially the one about Meghan and Harry. Hope you get fully well soon!.... Mommy Marie

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    1. Yes, I plan to blog about all those kasi naumpisahan ko na. Kailangan na lang ng pictures or editing. Sayang naman if I discard the drafts =D I just wanted to ask so I can blog according to most requested haha

      Thanks for wanting to read them all!

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  12. Sorry, here's my ig: iammommymarie. Thanks!.... mommy marie

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  13. Please blog about your beauty hauls. IG: ai_zzago

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  14. Would like to read about your beauty hauls. Missed reading your stories. Glad you're feeling better.

    @atekoko

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    1. Thank you! I missed blogging, too. And I miss all of you, my dearest readers!

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  15. Oh I hope the bronchitis is truly gone and will stay away for a very long time. My daughter and I got it too ever since Taal erupted, and we were also coughing for about three weeks! We even had to get an air purifier/humidifier to help us sort things out.

    Would gladly read your feature on Cheeky Monkeys please! My little one has just transitioned into toddlerhood with tons of energy and curiosity. She's bored to tears just playing at home everyday and cranky from teething all four molars right now, so perhaps a play place would be a welcome distraction.

    And ooh, beauty hauls too please! I'm going to live vicariously through your hauls since I imposed a no-buy quarter of a year for myself then reward myself after, hahaha!

    (ig: @kellybellybuttonmd)

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    1. Grabe, no??? I hope you're both feeling better now. Do you think our bronchitis is because of Taal? Parang marami nga ang inuubo lately =(

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  16. wow!!!!! really??? thank you sooooo much!!!!

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