Eats | Tetsu Japanese Restaurant

Konnichiwa, tadaima!

I don’t know what I just said, but i’m pretty sure it sounded Japanese, and I thought it goes well with our Featured Restaurant this week.

There are days when you just crave Japanese food. That’s an inevitable part of life we should all learn to live with and love. I’ve embraced the fact that a few times a week, I’ll dream about eating a tray of delectable california maki topped with Japanese mayo and dipped in trusty Kikkoman, or on rainy days, a bowl full of comforting ramen.

There’s no need to fight those cravings you guys. Give in and indulge. Lucky for us, there’s no shortage of Japanese restaurants in the Philippines. In fact, we’ve totally embraced the ramen culture.

It was that craving that led ThatLaidBackChic to Tetsu Japanese Restaurant.

Tetsu Japanese Restaurant isn’t new. The one in SM Southmall opened about 2 years ago, closed shop for a while and then reopened this year with a brand new look. They serve authentic Japanese dishes and I mean the whole shebang. Ramen, sushi, tempura, maki, and even Wagyu beef.

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List | 10 Light Movies That Are Sure To Inspire You

10 Light Movies That Are Sure To Inspire You

I hate drama. Whether in real life or in the movies, I am absolutely allergic to drama. I get that from the daily political news already and truth be told, there’s more than enough drama from Senator Leila De Lima to last us a long time.

So when it comes to entertainment, I choose to keep it real light because a film doesn’t have to be heavy to have a huge impact.

Here we have ThatLaidBackChic’s Top 10 Light But Inspiring Movies of All Time

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Eats | Cold Layers Cafe

There’s a new chill spot in Evia for all my sweets loving peeps of the south, and you’ll be delighted to know it’s both delicious AND affordable.

Cold Layers first opened in Greenhills around year 2011, closed shop and moved to Fisher Mall in Quezon City where they still are now. A few years later, they opened a new branch in Evia Daang Hari and is now on its soft opening and we sure are glad about it!

Let’s take a peek at their cafe! (Which is really me saying let’s eat everything on the menu, basically.)

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Skincare | OST C20 Vitamin C Serum

OST Cosmetics C20 Original Pure Vitamin C20 Serum

This is my first foray into advanced skin care. If you’ve been reading my previous beauty posts, you know I’m only beginning to be nicer to my skin. (and also because I want to get rid of adult acne. P*+@~$*!#+!!

I have tried Western skin care in the past, as well products from the derma’s clinic. See below :

But I wasn’t getting close to improving my skin. (Let’s save that for another blog post!)

So, I decided to try Korean skin care this time. After all, I’m here picking my nose clueless of where to begin, and they’ve already developed a 10-step skin care system. Makes you think the ladies there have a lot of free time. Anyway speaking of a lot, After A LOT of research, and I mean a shit ton of research, I came up with products I could try. And so…

Let’s start with OST C20 Vitamin C Serum and see if it works!

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List | Top 10 Best Chick Flicks of All Time

Amidst your incredibly hectic life, let’s say you finally found time for some fun ! 🙂

Whether you’re planning a pamper day slash staycation alone…

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or an all nighter with your #Squad…

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…there’s always room for one chick flick, or maybe three.

I’ve made a roundup of the 10 Best Chick Flicks of All Time to help you weed out the best from the rest. There is absolutely no excuse not to see each and every single one of these classic films. Zero.

Now all you need is junk food, some sheet mask and you’re all set!

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Skincare | St. Ives Timeless Skin Collagen Elastin Moisturizer

I may have told you before how I used to like my face being dry and squeaky clean. I didn’t think much of skin care in the past and as long as I washed my face with soap before bed, I thought I was treating it well. If I got a blocked pore (which happened only all. the friggin. time.) I would be like “how dare you! I washed you with soap last night you ungrateful b*tch.”

For a long time, I’ve neglected the fact that Hydration is key to good skin and I used to think that moisturizers were only for people who have dry skin and live in colder countries. A little research and a few moisturizers later, I’ve proven my old self wrong. I am now a convert and have repented for  my sin against my skin. Whether you have dry skin or oily, living in North Pole or the Philippines, you. need. hydration. Drinking water isn’t enough because the skin is the last to benefit from the water we take, so our skin needs a little more boost. Trust me, your future self will thank you later. 🙂

Read : Why do I need to use a facial moisturizer?

One western drugstore beauty product I’ve tried is this moisturizer from St. Ives : the Timeless Skin Collagen Elastin Moisturizer.

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Eats | Milkbox Alabang Town Center

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Life is short. Eat that damn dessert.

I am a self-confessed sugar addict. I cannot have a meal without dessert. Heck, I might even have dessert BEFORE the meal. Or better yet, (eyes glimmer at the thought…) Why don’t we just have dessert for the whole meal?!

The gods of desserts must have heard me and sent Milkbox here on earth. A cafe that serves all day waffles, ice cream and milkshakes?! Shush! Say no more!

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Skincare | Cleansers By Beauty Formulas

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(this is not a paid advertisement and all products were bought from my own money)

I’m extremely lazy when it comes to skin care. Make up remover? pff… exfoliator? whatever. Until recently, the worst thing imaginable happened. I got a bad case of Adult Acne.

Adult acne is what nightmares are made of. It’s so horrible I wish it upon people I hate. “I hope you get really bad acne, b*tch!” is what I imagine myself saying out of pure anger. Waking up in the morning having a shit ton of pimples is no fun at all. And thanks to acne, I’m forced to actually use stuff and suddenly, I found myself with a legitimate answer to “what’s your skin care regimen like?” Where my usual response would be something like “ehh… I sleep?”

And so my journey began towards better skin care. I mean, I’m still no expert. I’m also still trying to figure out what good products are out there for my Combination skin type.

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