Friday, April 20, 2018

Where have you been?

I have been busy adulting at 33. 👩

I have busied myself with married life. Work. Earning money. Investing in stocks and cryptocurrencies and losing a bit and finally stopping playing around with them haha.

I stopped Facebooking, Instagramming and all sorts of social media.
I realized how I hated to be connected to the internet these days...even before all these Mark Zuckerberg scandal happened, I already started losing interest with all sorts of millennial stuffs. Meh. I am millennial but I am anti millennial. Gosh, I sound so anti social ne? hahaha. My negativity doesn't stop there lol...

I broke up with friends. I decided that I can't be friendly anymore.
I decided that if people like me, they will be loyal to me. And if I don't see that in a person, then by all means, goodbye. Sad. But, I don't want to pretend to like anymore. I could talk more about this in the next entry (on which I don't really do haha)

And my skin? My skin is losing me. My skin is the only interest that I finally was able to resuscitate and I guess, still remains as a Cecily persona. I am still concerned about my SKIN! my acne prone and acne scarred skin.
I have only went to one dermatologist since going to Japan in 2015. That one time was when I visited Philippines back home. I only did some basic glycolic peeling. Actually, I can barely remember what I did...I forgot what it feels to prettify one self ever since I got married.
Its true. Once you get married, you forget a part of yourself. And as lazy as that sounds...I forgot how to feel pretty. All I can think of is to save money for our future or actually, for my future and for our traveling? haha. I don't exactly know why I push myself to save. Ah! It is to have a good retirement plan. Now let's move on...

Nope I am not a Mom yet. I guess, the Lord knows I am still a paranoid person and if I bring another life in this world with my paranoid brain, it will disrupt the brain of that cute little being.

Let's go back to skin.
I am slowly regaining my old self. The one who likes to feel pretty. The kikay Cecily.
I think it began last week? I accidentally saw one Youtube of a Dermatologist. His name is Dr. Davin Lim. He is from Brisbane and he is a laser specialist. He regained back my interest in taking care of my skin.

I almost wanted to fly from Japan to Brisbane but hold on to your money woman!✋

So, my next option is South Korea. But I think its too mendouksai. (Japanese word for hassle) ---> I find myself saying this often.

So, my next option is here in Tokyo.

I will finally roadtest the dermatology field here today. I am primarily concerned about my scars. I think part of the reason why I am so grumpy is my scars. I always think that people who talks to me are always saying, "what a waste of pretty face." haha. pretty daw, feelingera haha. Anyway, I'm getting out now to prepare. Hopefully, I will update.

, Cecily

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Japan tomorrow

Visa is approved as of March 26. I will be leaving for Japan tomorrow - for good. :)

Long post as soon as I got time..


, Cecily

Friday, March 6, 2015

Japanese Spouse Visa

Just want to update regarding the status of my Japanese Spouse Visa.

Jan 15 - our immigration lawyer from Yokohama, Japan submitted my Certificate of Eligibility (COE)

Along this time, I expected to wait until April 15. Based from our lawyer's experience, it takes 2 to 3 months of waiting for the COE. Paid 2300 plus 50 for the 2x2 picture editing.

But God is great.

March 2 - lawyer messaged me and said my COE has arrived. Thank God. I became 90% happier because of this.

March 3 - Paid the lawyer and he sent me via post the COE along the Report of Marriage from the Philippine Embassy of Japan in Tokyo.

I spent the remaining time researching about CFO seminar. Under the law, (' -_-) Filipinos with foreign spouses need to attend that in order to leave the country. 😩

March 5 - I went to NSO in East Ave QC expecting to  receive my marriage cert. This is a requirement for CFO. I braved the queues from 7am till 11ish. Unfortunately, they said its not yet available and I can only get it on March 23 which I cant afford to wait. I dont know why it takes that long. My huge guess is....NSO's laziness....sigh. DFA said they already handcarried my Report of Marriage last Feb 6. NSO simply said, "Oh! 1 month palang pala eh!" Oh dear..😧 dont want to focus on that experience here lets move on lol

March 6 - EMS courier received. COE is in my hand!!!
Went to one of the accredited agencies here:

And submitted copy of my Report of Marriage, 2x2 picture, passport and COE.

The agency said, I need to wait 2 - 3 weeks.
The agency messenger said, there are 3 visa denials today.
The forums that I read said, COE is not a guaranteed visa. There are still chances of denial. Omg. 😨😲😳

Now, I am back in waiting and the same uneasy feeling is here again...

If the visa is denied, it will take 6 mos before we can reapply again. My gosh. Its so long...

Hubby is reassuring and said we dont need to worry because our requirements are complete. I am a worry rat...but I guess its my way of coping not to expect so much so the feeling is not that heavy...just like how I waited for COE. Its completely unexpected that it only took about less than 7 weeks. I was really happy that time but then after researching what to do next...i realized that the battle is not yet over.

On March 9 - I plan to go to CFO for seminar. Will update this after it happened.

What have I been doing recently?
I went to my brother's condo in Makati since nobody is renting it yet.

I visited old friends in Makati. Realized how different our values and interests now. Lol.

Went to my husband's family but was not too keen to go lol...until he only requested.

Had 2 interviews. One offered me an office job with a good compensation package for the Philippine setting. The other one with a very bad salary package but will allow me to teach English to Japanese. I didnt follow up with the two because after 3 days, my COE arrived and I had to focus on that.

I also tried to study Japanese in a school in Makati. But didnt pursue also because of the COE.

I also had numerous fights with hubby because of LDR thingy and some personal issues. Ultimately the cause is more of the sadness of being away from each other. We better need to see each other soon gosh..

So..these are the things that I need to do to keep my mind busy...

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Back in Pinas

Im typing this in my laptop while listening to Ariana Grande's, Love me Harder.

Location: my hometown in Pinas (my pink room to be exact)

I've been here since January 9th. It has been let me say - steady. Not so much of a storm. I used to be so emo, dramatic and all sorts when I leave without my husband. I guess staying here with my loving Mom and Grandma really help me a lot!

So what have I been doing? Im just catching up with the products in the Philippines far, I have only went to the nearest SM supermarket and department store. I was stocking up with my toiletries essentials. I also bought food which I really missed such as squid ball and the fishball sauce lol also, Cheetos Hot (Japan doesnt have this! ://) and red hotdog and so on and so forth. My gosh, I have been eating. Yesterday, while preparing to leave for grocery, I noticed that I cant fit into my old clothes anymore. Sad. I think I changed 4x because everytime I fit one, I found myself looking like a pregnant woman. Am I pregnant? I hope not -

I tried to resurrect my oDesk profile. I applied to three jobs. There is one that replied to me and I was so happy for it but I think being in other country, makes me quite dissatisfied with my $10 bid. And its not going to be a long hour work. Actually, I am not yet really hired. I was only given a 2hr challenge so the client can test my designing capabilities. I actually delayed it for two days and I am hoping to accomplish it today after blogging. But everytime I think that I will only get 20 USD after...I cant help but lose my motivation...I know that attitude is so bad....5 years ago, I would have spank myself for saying this. I was so economical back then that a 1USD bid is so essential for me already.

I guess I really need to move forward with the low bids. I dont think with my age right now (29 y/o), I still have that luxury to sit in my laptop for 8 hours and get about 8USD per day. I would rather think of other things to do that can make me earn more. The question is how, when and what to do....

I was thinking of import and exporting things from Japan since I have an access there. The problem is execution. I wanna do it so bad but I dont know if Im selling it to the right market.

Hmmm think think...

Sometimes when this dilemma happens, I cant help but to think about Japan. If only I was in Japan, then I can get a part time teaching job easily, I tell myself. And earn like 2XXXX Yen. And without putting so much effort. But when I was in Japan, all I wanted to do is to be a housewife and nothing else. Man. Well, I couldnt really work at that time because my visa is not valid for work. What a dilemma lol.

I think next time when my visa arrives, I am going to full blast work and catch up with earning money. Bahala na with the household work. With my allergic husband (allergic sa gawaing bahay), I think we will be having more arguments about household work but we will cross that line when it happens...

For now, I will do my oDesk task first. Sigh..20

, Cecily

Friday, December 19, 2014

Amazon Haul

Finally..after ordering it last Nov 30, my Amazon package has arrived in Tokyo! Whewe. 3 week wait...

Here is the package and content. 

1. Elaine Gregg Restorative Marine Moisturizer
Special ingredient: red marine algae
I have used a similar product in Sg. It did good to my skin but unfortunately, I ran out of it. Upon researching, the cream is available online but in different name and branding. I guess its repackaged..

2. Cosmedica Pure Hyaluronic Acid Serum
Again, my Sg dermatologist recommended Hyaluronic Acid for me but I ran out of it and saw this online.

3. Purity One Step Facial Cleanser
I need a cleanser and make up remover in one. Too bad Amazon doesnt sell the product that I used from Eucerin so I choose this one instead.

4. Aveeno Shampoo and Conditioner
Hands up to Aveeno as their products are "hiyang" to me.

5. Estee Lauder Double Wear Mineral Rich Loose Powder - Intensity 2.0
Have tried this first in Sg  and love it so much it feels like second skin but I ran out of it and Japan doesnt carry this.

6. SkinCeuticals Phyto +
For hyperpigmentation. I will use this before putting Hyaluronic Acid and Restorative Marine Moisturizer

Basically these products are mostly skin regimen at night. 😆💙💚💛💜


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