Archive for the ‘Cuties’ Category
June 8th, 2012 Posted 3:10 pm
Whether you’re a tourist traveling or a main stay in Phnom Penh, I am sure having your nails done as a form of relaxation is a big GO!
Being vain these days is not only for the rich. Just by looking at how fast beauty salons have sprouted, many Cambodian girls and boys – take note of that – are into beautifying themselves. From big salons to the ordinary ones hair coloring, waxing, tattooing, and nail polishing are some of the services that they can offer with satisfaction guaranteed.
As a mom of two beautiful girls, having our nails done is our form of bonding at least twice every month. We always go to my favorite Vietnamese owned salon near my house, by the way I live near Wat Samkosal, and the girls who work there creates wonderful nail art. Last weekend, we went to the salon to have our nails done and since it’s Saturday, you can expect that it’s a full house of their patrons. We waited for an hour before we were attended. For my daughters, waiting means they can get to choose what color they want for their nails. However, this time they’re not only interested with the color but with the design too! OMG! My little princesses are really growing up so fast and vain too! LOL!
See how cute Aiken’s nails look after 30 minutes of sitting still on her chair. My 3 year old daughter really behaved well in order to have these lil’ Pac Man creatures painted on her nails. You should have seen how big her smiles are while the lady does the job. She was really excited!
On the other hand, my 11 year old daughter Andrea chose Angry Birds for her toes and they just look really cute! Everyone at the salon took turns to see their nail arts and the girls replied with politeness whenever someone gives them compliments.
And how about for moi? I settled on a simple black flower design on top of a glittered beige colored nail polish. It’s simple and yet so elegant looking. Love it!
So, how much did I spend? Make a guess, hahaha!
I spent only $10 for the mani, pedi, and nail art of our nails which is really cheap!
For those of you whose interested to try this around Phnom Penh, here’s a list of salons that you can go to :
Alpha Beauty Spa
Woman’s beauty spa and salon. Hair salon (full service – cut, style, color, highlights…), facials, scrubs, manicure, pedicure, massage (full body, back, face.)
Address: #C-17, Street Cheerfulness, City Plaza II, Russian Federation Blvd.
International boutique spa and hair salon. Traditional Khmer, herbal, aroma, Swedish and oil massage, reflexology and therapeutic massages. Facials, scrubs, spa, Jacuzzi, packages. Fully air-conditioned women and men’s hair salon offering hair treatments, manicure, pedicure and more.
1) #38, Street 57, Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Tel: 023-222846
2) #07, Street 334, Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Tel: 023-217774
The Nailbar is a training business run by students from Mith Samlanh’s Hair & Beauty training programme. Get your nails in shape or relax while having a massage in this hygienic environment with individually sterilized equipment. Located in Friends ’n’ Stuff, Street 13 50 meters from the entrance to the National Museum, Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Open 7 days 11am – 9pm.
Full service spa offering massage, reflexology, aroma and heat therapy, scrubs, Hair salon, facials, manicure, pedicure.
#54, Street 108, (Near Naga Bridge Wat Phnom), Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
International standard spa, massage and beauty salon. Fully air-conditioned, comfortable, affordably priced. Khmer and Thai style massage. Aroma, oil and foot massage. Steam room and sauna. Scrubs and wraps. Full salon and barber. Manicure, pedicure. Make-up. Hair coloring.
#47, Strret 240 (Front of Vong Sak Clinic).
May 5th, 2012 Posted 1:51 pm
Just wanna share my attempt to paint on glass using acrylic paints. It’s not so beautiful but I am very much happy on the outcome.
At church today, we had an activity for the Primary where they have a chance to explore the world of painting. A teacher from ISPP was invited to share her talents to the kids and it was such a hit! And of course, the parents like me were also given a chance to learn how to paint. I will have to admit that we don’t have the genes to draw well in the family, but looking at my children’s work and mine, I’d say we did a very good job!
So, here’s my finished product – Angel Moroni of the Book of Mormon
April 29th, 2012 Posted 11:42 am
I am not a fashionista myself, but whenever it comes to clothing and dressing up – I always try to keep my style simple and comfortable.
Today as we go to church, I decided to choose a long, green skirt, and a white collared blouse. Since it’s summer, I’d better suit in colors that compliment the weather and green is a very good choice – it’s refreshing and vibrant!
Also, my fondness to wearing long skirts is growing. I like the feeling that it gives you a slimmer effect and thus, hides my chubby legs which are not my really asset at all
One good thing here in Phnom Penh is that Russian Market is only my neighbor. The clothes there are cheap and the quality is top notch – they are actually the ones being exported on the other side of the world- which gives me plenty of opportunities to shop cheaply and I love it!
To conclude, here’s a pic of me in my ootd (outfit of the day) matched with jade earrings and necklace, and white 4″ sandals
January 26th, 2012 Posted 4:46 pm
Since I can still feel the warmth of Chinese New Year (warmth in the sense of not having many students in the class ), I thought of scribbling some Chinese proverbs would be fun after I finished my semester plans.
Using an old ang pao, I cut it into different parts where I can get the beautiful print outs and pasted them on my SCA given diary. Then, I started browsing the world wide web for some inspiring Chinese proverbs.
Sometimes in our life, we need to create something new to feel that we’re still on the right track, and when we feel lost, reading inspiring quotes can lift our spirit up. Since I am a trying hard to be as creative as I can be, here’s what I managed to do in my 20-minute break
I felt good after doing this page in my diary and it’s not a bad pastime either. I was able to inspire myself with different quotes and I did a pretty good job in keeping myself artistic in times of deadlines.
Try it for yourself, you might like it too
December 29th, 2011 Posted 12:09 pm
How time flies so fast is just one of life’s wonders and once again another year had passed beautifully. There may be some glitches along the way, yet we’re still here making the most of what we can do to make L-I-F-E full of joy and love.
Looking back, I’d say I had a beautiful and peaceful 2011. My children are doing fine in their studies and I have a very good relationship with my husband, family, and colleagues. These things above money and others are more important to me than anything else in the world. As long as we have food on the table, clothes to wear, good health – we’re already contented. Extra stuff may come as a reward.
I am also thankful to all the opportunities that were given to me. Surely they have made me stronger, wiser, and more focused either in my career as a teacher or as a doting mother and wife. So, for this coming 2012, I am looking forward to somehow maintain or be a lot better than I used to this 2011. It only means there will be no more lazy days for me and I’ll keep my promise to lose weight, for I cannot take it anymore when everyone I see comments on how much fat I have put on. I am not really mad, but it makes me feel somewhat conscious of how I look, so to end it, I’d better be serious on my diet and exercise plan. Yeah, I think I really need it. Or maybe I should stop cooking! Nah, it’s impossible for me to quit cooking or else I will die, die, die, die! It’s my stress reliever and my only hobby aside from eating, hahaha!
Kidding aside, I really love 2011 despite of some sad moments that happened. I am positive that 2012 will be brighter for all of us. Keep the spirit guys and let us spread the love. HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!
December 14th, 2011 Posted 6:58 pm
What else can a teacher ask for more than having students that never forgets you? This morning I received a very sweet Christmas card from a past student who is now currently studying in Singapore. Her name is Yi Houy and she had been my student for 2 years. She’s definitely one of the sweetest girls in the class and the most talkative too
The card is simple but the words are warm and sweet. It made my day complete and it has put a smile on my face. I’ll admit that I miss your presence in the class – though you annoy me most of the time. I never had a “fan” who have love me like you do, and you’re very much cherished because of that.
So Yi Houy, I hope you’ll give your best in everything you do. Remember that I’m always here to support you in all your endeavors and will never get tired listening to all your stories. Drop by at my class when you’re in town again, okay? I miss you and love you mucho!
October 21st, 2011 Posted 6:28 pm
Ang life parang markers lang, laging handa para gumawa ng makukulay na kwento at memorable experiences. Kaya dapat kahit gano man kahirap ang ating pinag dadaanan, sige lang tayo lagi sa pagsulat dahil sa darating din ang happy ending sa buhay natin.
***Life isn’t about finding yourself
Life is about creating yourself***
October 1st, 2011 Posted 11:23 pm
Two weeks ago, Facebook launched their newest look through timeline. However, this is still unavailable to many until first week of October, I think. For those lucky ones who used Facebook’s developer app, they managed to enjoy it’s prime beauty – just like me
The new timeline design gives you many ways to showcase your creativity and define who you are, a reason why I have asked my dear husband to do a quick photo shoot about paintball. And walla, I’ve got a fascinating cover for my timeline
Many Facebook users around the world have shown their cool covers, so feel free to browse their design via this link. If you wish to enjoy this feature in advance, follow the simple directions here and be like us
August 18th, 2011 Posted 7:33 pm
it’s gonna be a whole lot of action babe and you’ll sure love it!
Action packed “Cowboys and Aliens” starred by Daniel Craig, Harrison Ford, and Olivia Wilde rocked Legend Cinema Cambodia on it’s premier last 17th August at City Mall. Hundreds of LC’s patrons hailed Jon Favreau in doing a fantastic job in directing the movie, and as a matter of fact, I screamed in some parts where the aliens suddenly appear, lolz! It’s a notion that the movie is really great and effective in conveying the message to it’s viewers
Imagine you’re in a desert inhabited by people with guns and riding horses when suddenly aliens will appear to abduct everyone they want around you, I bet your heart will pound and you’ll be dead in a heartbeat before you could scream for help. Oh well, that’s exactly how you’ll feel when you watch the movie, so you’d better include this in your watchlist for you’ll never regret it.
So much of a spoiler, don’t forget to grab a large Coca Cola when you watch in Legend Cinema and get a chance to win cool prizes. The rule is simple, buy a large coke and get two scratch cards, where you can get free Coca Cola and other freebies, or get a brand new cellphone in their grand draw. Last night, I got two free colas, hopefully next time I’ll win something different
August 14th, 2011 Posted 10:12 pm
baket ang mga biyahero at biyahera laging may ribbon sa kanilang mga maleta? Tignan nyo
palatandaan ba ito or fashion? yung mga maleta ko nilagyan ko ng pink na ribbon to make sure na madali ko silang makikita pag nasa airport na, at natuwa naman akong sobra nung makita ko yung ibang bumabyahe na ganun din ang ginagawa. Uniform di ba