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Survival 101: Travelling Alone in Taiwan

I might be exposed in travelling since I was a kid but it's a different story if you will be travelling alone. Getting lost in a foreign country with a few English speaker is quite a challenge. But hey, I did survive and you can too!

I was turning 22 this 2017, and I have been thinking of the "best gift" that I could give to myself. Last year, I did travel to Boracay for my 21st birthday with one of my close friends even if I really wanted to do it alone. So this year, I have finally earned my courage to book my plane ticket and hotel all by myself. It was after I have received the confirmations that it sank in to me that I finally did it! I finally did what I've been wanting to do for the longest time.

Truth is, I got scared because it was my first time travelling to Taiwan. I did my research but I know that I can't really do it "alone". I was so dumbfounded when I realized that I don't know where to begin — where to look for tours, how can I go to the hotel, which trains to take and what are the other things that I need to do.

Funny as it may sound, I wanted to cancel everything from that moment. But, I told myself that there is no turning back now. I stumbled upon Klook PH on Instagram and they just have all of the answers to my question!

Through Klook, I was able to secure my Wi-Fi connection for 3 days with no hassle!

I got my airport transfers from them as well. This is the most convenient thing that I did because I really don't have to go through the struggle of commuting with my big baggage with me.

Tours were just so amazing! On my first day, I went to Taipei 101. The ticket that I purchased through Klook is definitely made it hassle-free. I got the ticket right away and I don't have to wait in the long line.

I have seen even the Northern part of Taiwan through my private coaster! Yes, you can afford to travel luxuriously through Klook!

Klook has definitely made me survive my Taiwan trip and without it, I definitely get lost! ;)

Website: www.klook.com

2017: A year of self growth.

2017 has been a really good year for me and I would sum it up into two words:

During the first two months of the year, I tried reaching for the job that’s not meant for me. Just when I thought it was just my career that is not working out; and so is my relationship with my long term boyfriend back then (this has been going on since early 2016 and ended it early 2017.) These two challenges toughen me up this year. But, God will never put me in a situation that I can’t survive. 

Just when I accepted my fate that those two things are really not meant for me, that’s the time that He gave me the things that I need. I landed a job that led me to promotion in just a span of two weeks or almost a month. At the same time, my blog career boomed working with different extremely good brands for collabs, sponsorships and seedings and even got into two segments in GMA 7 show. (Which I really didn’t share except to my fam & people who saw me on the TV! HAHA!)

2017 has been a self growth year since I’ve got the freedom that I’ve been seeking for a long time. Being the “Dennyse/Dhen” that everybody knows, I maximized my time, explored what life has more to offer and learned a lot in different aspects in life. 

Adulting and budgeting is one of the things that somehow I was able to managed and still learning up to date; I stared paying my phone bills to my mom, treating my sister/fam if given the chance, splurging for myself and saving up for my future.

I learned to live life again, to explore what I have been missing out for years. I was so caged that when I finally got the freedom, I didn’t stop — I didn’t rest. You’ll find me working in the morning, attending events in between, spending time with fam & friends, going to different places every weekend.

I learned how to stand on my own two feet, tried to be somehow independent, and made decisions on my own. My outlook in life became different, I grew, and I become a better person. 

Whatever 2018 has to offer me, I'll be ready for it! 
Cheers to New Year and new beginnings!

My Revlite Experience with SkinHouse Beauty and Laser Clinic

Clear skin is one of the things that we would love to aim especially for girls. However, there are cases that we are not blessed with good skin or your hormones are ragging up that cause pimples or breakout from time to time. Sad to say, it’s inevitable and we are left on waiting for the pimple to subside. And worse, waiting for the discoloration and dark spots to lighten.

Just recently, I have discovered a laser treatment that helps out on removing acne scars, blemishes, wrinkles, and minimizing pores. I’ve tried SkinHouse Beauty and Laser Clinic’s Revlite treatment. Revlite is a revolutionary aesthetic medical laser that is an effective treatments for wrinkles and acne scar reduction, pigmentation and fine hair removal. It also improves overall skin texture by minimizing pores, promoting collagen formation and dissolving deposited pigment.

(My skin situation before the procedure)
On my first session, I was really scared since I had bad breakouts in the past due to a one session facial in one known clinics in the country. My skin is perfect for the Revlite laser treatment due to some blemishes that is visible on my cheek area.

 As for the procedure, here are as follow:
  1. Cleaning of face. (Always start everything with clean face)
  2. Putting a head band due avoid hair getting into the face.
  3. Wearing of eye cover to protect eyes for the laser.
  4. Treating of the concerned area. (Mine is on the face but Revlites can be done also in other parts of the body such as armpit, elbow and groin.)
  5. Putting of cold compress on the treated area.
  6. Applying of soothing cream as post treatment.

My experience with Revlite Laser Treatment at SkinHouse Beauty and Laser Clinic:
  •  I love the ambiance of the clinic! Everything is on calm blue and pure white which make the place so luminous and looks so clean.
  • The procedure doesn’t hurt but you’ll feel a little sting because of the laser.
  • The staff are very accommodating and caring. They would remind you three days and/or a day before your scheduled appointment with them.
  • The treatment is so effective that’s why I’m planning to have my second session next month.
  • Also, the treatment has no downtime. You can put on your make up after the session.

(Result a month after the first session)

About SkinHouse 
Skin House Beauty and Laser Clinic is an advanced medical aesthetics center that offers a wide array of non-invasive cosmetic procedures. The treatments are designed to improve the appearance of the face and body for a more youthful glow.

Men and women now have options to forego surgical procedures for face lifting and body contouring. Cosmetic science has provided us with safe, non-surgical choices that deliver quick, visible and natural looking results. This is wonderful news for people with today’s busy lifestyle. The non-surgical treatment of Skin House Beauty and Laser Clinic require minimal to no recovery time allowing you to get back to your life with little interruption.

At SKIN HOUSE, the dermatologist and the medical staffs are dedicated to provide personalize service for your individual beautifying needs and concerns. Our focus is to provide results, at agreeable prices. A new face for a new day is now within your reach.

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