Monthly Archives: June 2015

UNYPAD Chapters activities in Ramadhan increase

By Yusoph S. Lumambas COTABATO City (June 30, 2015) — The Bangsamoro Darul Ifta Grand Mufti Abu Hurairah Udasan made the formal declaration at exactly 8pm over a local radio station here in Cotabato City that Ramadhan 1436H will start on June 17. Fasting during Ramadhan is prescribed and obligatory to every Muslim. Allah said: “O


I was blessed and lucky that I am the representative of my country for this prestigious event. At first, I was hesitant to accept the invitation. When my Executive Director told me that I would be representing our organization for this event and most especially it will be held in “Thailand”. when I heard that, […]

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DIY Hair Removal Wax


I’ve used wax strips before that can be bought in department stores/drug stores, but it makes my underarms dark. So I switched to Queen Bee hair removal wax, and it works great. Also, the ingredients are all natural. I’ve read the ingredients and all of it can be found locally. So I thought why not make my own? I googled the right measurement of the ingredients made one for myself. It was really a trial and error process.

Unfortunately, I am one of those who have dark underarms, maybe because of shaving. But I’ve been using my DIY hair removal wax for a year now (but if i’m too lazy to make my own, I still use the Queen Bee wax) and I’ve noticed that my underarms became lighter compared before.



  1. In a microwavable safe container, mix the honey, sugar and lemon together and put it in the microwave for 30 seconds. You can use lemon concentrate if you don’t have real lemons on hand, or you can use calamansi.
  2. Stir the mixture and put it in the microwave for another 30 seconds and stir. You can also heat the wax in a saucepan over the stove with a low heat.
  3. Be careful when taking the mixture out of the microwave since it will be hot. Let it cool down until the temperature is comfortable enough to place on your skin without burning. I let mine cool for about 20 minutes before attempting to test it on my skin and the consistency was exactly like thick honey.
  4. You will need strips of fabric to place on the the wax to rip it off so use old t-shirts, cotton muslins or even sanitary liner pads.
  5. Apply a thin layer of the wax onto your desired area in the same direction as the hair growth and immediately apply your strip of fabric to the area. Press down on the fabric and over the wax to make sure it’s bonded. Gently pull your skin taut and pull off the fabric in a quick motion, opposite the direction of the hair growth.
  6. Since the wax is a sugar mixture, clean up is easy with some water and soap. Cover the lid of the container with the wax and store it in your refrigerator. To reuse the wax, either microwave or run hot water over the container until the wax becomes pliable.
And et voila! You’ll have a smooth and hairless underarms. 

I really hope you find this post informative. Please do share your thoughts in the comments below. I’m sure your thoughts and suggestions will be a great help to others.

Have a good day! 🙂

4 Must See Places in Rome that Are Uncommon for Visitors

Italy is home to some of the most influential people and artwork throughout thousands of years of history. It is an ancient location as remnants of the past tell stories of events that have shaped humankind today. Rome is full of locations that everyone wants to experience for themselves. However, there may be some that are uncommon that you must see in order to appreciate the multiple facets of historical Italy. In addition to Hipmunk’s guide to Rome, you can get more out of the experience by exploring places you never knew existed. Largo di Torre Argentina Site of an

Clans Conflict in North Cotobato Capped

Written by: Hamsa G. Landayan The kanduli or thanks giving ceremony and signing of peace covenant by and between the people of Barangays Dungguan Aleosan represented by Aliman, Sampayan, Suga and Ungkay Clans and the people of Langayen, Pikit, all of North Cotabato, represented by Tayuan, Hamid and Pasandalan clans  finally took place on June

Meet the new Sony Bravia TVs powered by Android

I remember that my family’s very first TV set was a Sony. It served us really well. That TV set survived well into my early college years. That alone was testament to just how high the quality of Sony TVs were back then. It’s no different these days. In fact, Sony has even taken things to a higher level in terms of sound and home entertainment technology. Meet the new lineup of Sony Bravia TVs – the Sony Bravia 4K and Full HD televisions powered by Android. They’re all designed to provide the most immersive and high-resolution cinematic experience for

Thoughts on that peace process forum invitation

Sometimes it fascinates me how certain people especially those who advocate sensitive causes seem to downplay bloggers. These people tend to think that “just because” you write about food, fashion and lifestyle, you don’t “contribute” to relevant, important conversations. I think they have this misconception that “just because” bloggers like us hardly write about politics and news and current affairs, we don’t at least try to do our part in nation building. Take the case of an invitation sent to me and my fellow bloggers here in Northern Mindanao. This was for a supposed “peace forum” from 8:30 am to

How To Study Effectively In Ramadan?

Ramadan is a great opportunity for Muslims to transform themselves into better individuals and to solidify their ties with their families and friends. However, despite one’s eagerness to spend the entire month solely for praying, reading Qur’an, fasting, supplication and such, there are other activities and responsibilities that one has to perform. Academic responsibilities do…

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Mindanaoan shines at ADB project management training in Malaysia

A Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) development management officer was recently cited for excellent performance in the “Regional Training on Project Management” for BIMP-EAGA and IMT-GT held recently at the Universiti Sains Malaysia in Penang, Malaysia. Gemma Dagaas received special recognition for ‘Best Project Proposal’ along with her five team members who presented during the training conducted by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) under its Advancing Regional Cooperation and Integration through the BIMP-EAGA and IMT-GT. BIMP-EAGA stands for Brunei Darussalam Indonesia Malaysia the Philippines East ASEAN Growth Area, while IMT-GT stands for Indonesia Malaysia Thailand Growth Area. The two sub-regional groupings

Surviving my first ever fun run – Freedom Run 2015 CDO

It’s probably not just mere coincidence that my first ever fun run in my entire life was dubbed “Freedom Run 2015.” In a way, me joining Freedom Run CDO 2015 does depict freedom — freedom or breaking free from taking my health for granted, from thinking that crash and fancy diets work and even from a silly plan to just save up and undergo lipo procedures in the future. This may even sound curious but after years of promoting running events on a few of my blogs, it was only this time that I’ve finally, FINALLY resolved to join one.

Youth, Community Leaders in Lutayan of Sultan Kudarat Province welcome UNYPAD

By: Farham A. Adzal LUTAYAN, Sultan Kudarat (June 21, 2015) – The United Youth for Peace and Development, Inc. (UNYPAD) Sultan Kudarat Chapter has conducted an orientation for the newly organized members of UNYPAD at the municipality of Lutayan, Sultan Kudarat on June 13, 2014. The said orientation was initiated by Datu Ben Macasayon. “At

That Amazing Wine-Paired Degustation At Movenpick Resort Cebu

Degustation is a culinary term that means meticulous food tasting of special signature dishes. Usually consisting of several courses, each paired with matching wines that complement each dish, a degustation aims to heighten one’s senses and allows one to appreciate food at its finest. That’s exactly what happened during my recent stay at Moevenpick Hotel Mactan Cebu. I flew via Philippine Airlines and underwent a wine-paired degustation at the Conservatory of the Ibiza Beach Club, led by no other than popular Cebu businessman and passionate sommelier Manuel “Manny” Osmeña. This was how the Ibiza Beach Club looked like that night:

Soul Refresh At Movenpick Hotel Mactan Cebu

How do you say no to a weekend of flight via Philippine Airlines and 5-star accommodation, gastronomical pleasure and pampering via Movenpick Hotel Mactan Island Cebu? It was an invitation I just could not resist. Cool gift from Philippine Airlines @flypal #flypal #aviation #travel A photo posted by Irene (@mindanaoan) on May 16, 2015 at 2:28am PDT Philippine Airlines, which is re-introducing its daily Cagayan de Oro-Cebu flights, recently flew to the Queen City of the South to experience a specific kind of luxury – one that I could only describe as refreshing for one’s soul, mind and

Province of Bukidnon receives bus donation from RTMI

The Province of Bukidnon now has a brand new bus, courtesy of Rural Transit Mindanao, Inc. or RTMI. The bus, the cost of which is estimated to be Php 3.9 Million, can accommodate 67 passengers. Bukidnon Governor Jose Ma. R. Zubiri, Jr. met with RTMI representatives and inspected the donated bus together. * Photos courtesy of the Office of Governor Jose Ma. Zubiri, Jr. You may all remember that RTMI is the same company that owned that bus that exploded last year. A bomb was placed inside one of the red RTMI buses and killed 10, injured 42. The bus

Paglat youths join UNYPAD

By: Abu Ramaisah Bin Abubakar PAGLAT, Maguindanao (June 18, 2015) – The Paglat municipal chapter of the United Youth for Peace and Development Inc. (UNYPAD Inc.) held orientation for its new members on May 30,  at Sitio Kiludan, Barangay Damalusay, Paglat, Maguindanao. Abubakar Abdullah, UNYPAD Vice Chairman for Internal Affairs said “there are 65 young

SkinStation SM CDO to open June 2015

SkinStation, a popular clinic chain that offers Painless Diode Laser Hair Removal treatments, will open its 23rd branch in the Philippines at SM City CDO on June 27, 2015. SkinStation CDO will be located at the 2nd Floor of SM CDO. SkinStation is a skin care company that utilizes cutting-edge technology and science to give you the best value in skin and body solutions. Various procedures including anti-acne, anti-aging, whitening, slimming and firming treatments will be made available. SkinStation CDO will also offer the hugely popular painless Diode laser hair removal treatment. The clinic chain has serviced over 25,000 Diode

Eating right, losing weight with NutriFit CGY

Here’s something I haven’t really extensively shared with you yet – I’ve been going to the gym, following exercise routines and been trying to eat right. In fact, it’ll soon be my second month of following this “lead a healthier lifestyle” challenge. It’ll just be my second month but boy do I already consider that as quite a feat! Losing weight, eating right, exercising properly – these are pretty difficult to do especially for someone like me who needs to travel a lot, attend several events in a week and have quite a number of PR and social media clients