February 20, 2015

Ramen Nagi

It's probably because of Naruto and a Japan Feature on TV that I've been into Ramen.  I've only been to a few ramen house/shop/resto and Ramen Nagi is the latest among the list.

I got the basic one which is the Original King Butao- the broth is pork based...I wanted beef but there's none.  Surprisingly I eat every bit of the meat including the fat from this ramen and I like that you have the right to customize how your ramen will be like and next time I'll remember to make the broth light because the normal level is already to thick for me which is not so good when the ramen is already cold and the spicyness at level 3.  The noodles is already premade, I wanted it to be freshly made (like in Naruto) and the ramen is not steaming hot when it was served.  Overall, it was okay but it's the best so far that I tried.

I never failed to order gyozas probably because I know how hard to make them (I made 20 pieces and took me like 2 hours to make them, it was exhausting) and this one is good!  It has the right balance of the vegetables, meat and ginger and it was served in this hot plate so it was still hot when served.  I wished they could have steam it a bit longer and served it with dimsun sauce rather than the oil based one.

My brother ordered King Butao which is really good according to him and it was so cool in my eyes because it's black (but because it's made of squid ink, I didn't bother to taste it since I'm already having allergy).  We also ordered iced tea which is lemony and has a hint of menthol on it which is also really good.

Now I'm craving another bowl of ramen and I also wanted to try udon.  Know any place?  Oh by the way, if you wanted ramen but also wanted a quiet place, Ramen Nagi is not the place for you.

Random Review Again and Again

3W Clinic Olive Hand Cream
Not the most moisturizing hand cream that I tried but what I like about it is that it's so light, my skin absorbs it so well and I can't feel any residue after applying or even when I wash my hand which is usually the case for most hand cream and lotion that I tried.

Human Heart Nature Hydrating Creamy Wash
Tried this as an alternative for Cetaphil and works well not just as a wash but also as a shampoo though it doesn't lather much but if you have a sensitive skin like I do then this is a good alternative.

Pantene Daily Intensive Conditioner Aqua Pure
This doesn't have dye and paraben and it catches my attention because of it's color and the "aqua" in it's label.  It's a light conditioner that doesn't weight down the hair but it's not as intensive as I want it to be.  For those with normal hair or even fine hair, this will work just fine but for those whose needs much more nourishment, this is not enough.

Black Beauty Hot Oil with Vitamin E Treatment
This is a recommendation from my sister and it works well.  It tames and straighten my hair and makes it more shiny and it does my makes my hair looks a little fuller and thicker.  The only thing that I really don't like about it is that it makes the ends of my hair tangled but the more I use it the less tangle I get but it's still there even if I already used up 3 tubes of this.

The Body Shop Chocomania Body Butter
I waited for so long to have this and I'm so glad that it's on sale when I purchased it.  It's super thick so I need to rub it first in my palms before applying on my skin for easy spreading.  The smell is so great! it's like chocolate pudding or a butter mixed with chocolate.  Moisturization is just okay probably because of the cold weather (where my skin gets extra dry).  Main reason though why I get this is because I read the cocoa butter helps with diminishing the appearance of scars and stretch marks...my scars are still in my body.  But at least I still smell like chocolate :P

February 15, 2015

So What If I Don't Have a Boyfriend

February is the time of the month where almost everybody is asking me "Why Don't You Have A Boyfriend?"

This question intensifies during the 14th of February and whenever there's a family gathering or when you're friends don't have a topic to talk about.  Your "in a relationship" friends and family members would asks if your okay when you posts a picture dining alone and a status that goes along the lines of "Treating myself to a nice dinner".

But what are the reasons why you are not in a relationship?  Here are some things I heard (In my exaggerated mind's point of view) in the past few years:

1.  Your standards are so high that you are dreaming of a magical creature.
2.  You are so high that guys or gals look at you like a wicked witch/wizard.
3.  Ang choosy choosy mo!
4.  All men that are not in a relationship are gay so you are not their type (if you are a girl and vice versa if you are a boy)
5.  Ang pangit mo!  As in you are UGLY!

In my normal thinking point of view though, my reasons includes "I'm afraid to commit into a serious relationship", "I'm not mature enough for this type of phenomenon", "I haven't found the one who can truly accept me" and "I'm happy being single".

If I will be in a relationship, I wanted to be mature enough to accept anything about him and him accepting all of me (insert John Legend's song).  I would accept if he would not reply to my text about where he is, what he is eating, who is he hanging out, where is my chocolate, and why there is a girl beside him in his latest instagram picture.  And he would forgive me if I don't answer his text about where I am, what I'm I eating, who I'm hanging out, why I'm dying my hair and shopping, and why there is a boy beside me in my latest instagram picture.

In short, I wanted to be in a relationship wherein each party is mature enough to accept and forgive little things that don't really matter and each party is committed and trust each other no matter what.

Make sense?  Maybe I'm just dreamy!