Happy 1st Anniversary!

1 year fly by so swiftly! I can still remember how ambivalent my feeling was when I first came here. I don't know how to do household chores, I don't know how to speak and definitely cannot understand Arabic, I don't know anyone except my other 2 companions, I don't know whether I can survive 2 years or not, and a lot more of "I don't know's".

But I was able to make it! Congratulations self! I didn't know I'd become more independent, stronger and braver when I went here. And of course, I learn more and grew more as a nurse.




I celebrated with Jasmine, we ate broasted chicken and ice cream, watched K-movies and had a sleep over :D

I can't wait for another 1 more year to pass so that I can finally go home and be with my family. Then hopefully go work again somewhere else...

Review: Schwarzkopf Palette Attractive Aubergine


Detailed Description: 1. Washes out. 2. Lasts up to 28 washes. 3. Permanent. This package contains: 1 tube with colorant creme 50ml. 1 application bottle with developer emulsion 50ml (1:1). 1 sachet with rich after-treatment 15ml. 1 pair of gloves. 1 instruction leaflet. Palette's no. 1 oil coloration. Enjoy palette deluxe with 7-oils serum - permanent coloration with rich oils embedded in an intensive & nourishing color creme formula. For stunning oil cared colors with up to 30% more care and gorgeous color richness that stays visibly rich and intense for long and hair full of shimmering shine vs. untreated hair. The rich after-treatment with 7-oils serum contains over a million oil droplets, is specially developed to maximize care effect and leaves the hair beautifully soft, easy to detangle and supple to touch. A better cared hair helps to give intensive color results and glowing shine. Caring formula of palette deluxe with highly effective color pigments for perfect grey coverage.Palette - your best choice in color! www.schwarzkopfpalette.com. 

I always wanted to try having a violet hair but violet hair dyes are usually not available in the Philippines and if there's any, chances are they're quite expensive. Thanks to Jasmine she gifted me 1 box of Schwarzkopf  Palette in Attractive Aubergine and decided to make a reverse ombre since my current hair color is blonde. Sadly I wasn't able to take at least one picture of my ombre hair. It turned out quite good but the violet isn't that visible so the next day, we went to the store and I bought 2 boxes of it and dyed my whole hair instead.

 



What I like the most is that it doesn't have strong ammonia smell and I can easily buy it here but sadly it faded easily. My violet hair only stayed for 2 weeks even if I used shampoo for colored hair. Now it has brown- reddish color so I'm thinking of sporting a red hair soon. 

Review: Kylie Lip Kit (Posie K)


I was actually searching for Korean or Japanese beauty products here but when I heard someone's selling these Kylie Lip Kits, I bought one to try and check if its worth the hype. There were only few colors left but I'm happy I was able to get the last Posie K. Its dusty mauve pink and I love anything that is pink :D


Packaging: The Kylie Jenner Lip Kit contains 1 lip liner and 1 liquid matte lipstick. They are housed in a white box with drip design on the upper part and the lip logo in the middle.


Smell: It smells like cake batter which I personally like but it wears off after a few minutes.


I love it because...
  • It dries quickly and its completely matte within a minute.
  • It doesn't transfer or smudge easily. You can wear it even with drinking and eating in between. I wore it when I went for my 12 hours duty. Surprisingly, it doesn't transfer to my face mask whenever I use one. And when I went home, my lips still had some faint pinkish color (I think we ate 3 times and I drank water so many times I can't even count).
  • Its very pigmented. It only takes one swipe and it looks great already. I haven't tried to apply more than one layer because I don't need to.


I wish Kylie Lip Kit...

  • is not drying just like most of the matte lipsticks. My lips was flaky after few hours from the time I applied.
  • is always available. It always out of stock.

I'm loving the product so far. I've been using it daily because I love the color. I'm considering to try other colors soon. Hopefully they'll be available :)

Joyride to Abha


The City of Abha is known for its cold climate and its tourist spots. It's like Baguio City of the Philippines. The road from Jizan to Abha is also similar like that of Kenon Road which has zigzags. Luckily its just a few miles away from Khamis Mushayt, where we currently live.


Ate Vilma and her husband fetched us. We went to their house first because its still hot to travel outside. We ate delicious roasted chicken and sinigang na baka cooked by ate Vilma.



So while waiting, we kill time by taking pictures. We are currently loving this app called SNOW. It's like snapchat but with more cute filters.



At around 4pm, we're on the road again. And reach a certain park in Abha at around 5. We were supposed to go Al Souda so we can try cable cars and see more of Abha because its higher there but its quite late already.


We just had picnic instead and ate chicken and chocolate cake while looking at the very bright Green Mountain.



And since we can't go to Green Mountain anymore, we just took picture with it as our background :)

Then we went home. It was a short but a happy trip. And I think we spent more time in the car than in Abha, hahaha.

Bye Green Mountain, we'll go there soon :)

Marhaba



I actually decided to stop blogging because I've been very busy. But it seems like I miss it and I've got nothing to do here.. So I decided to open again my blog and revamp it. 
So where do I start? I'm currently living in Khamis Mushayt for 3 months now. It's in the southern region of KSA and it's one of those few places in Saudi where the climate is cold. Saudi Arabia is not one of my dream country to work to but I think it would be good enough as a stepping stone in achieving for my bigger dreams in the future. And also going here is easier than in other countries.
So far, it's good...
I got to learn a lot of things and be more independent, strong and brave. There are many adjustments I did especially that I'm an only child. I'm used to having my parents on my side always hahaha! I know my parents are proud of me now that I grow more :)
I'm also grateful for the new friends I have here. Being the introvert person that I am, I'm surprised and happy I got new friends. Because of them, surviving in a foreign place is a lot easier 😃

So here's to new beginning and more adult-ing stuff!

Hiccup Chat and Tea Lounge

I saw a couple of photos of this place on Facebook. Its fancy walls and interiors attracted me so much and made me want to go to this place asap. Because trying new places would be fun if your with friends, I invited my two close friends from the hospital. The other one failed to wake up early so we just went along with my other duty mates. I texted one of our former duty mate and off we go!