East Ocean Palace | Restaurant Review


This 2019, our traditional Chinese New Year (CNY) lunch was celebrated last February 5 at East Ocean Palace Restaurant. While most Filipino-Chinese families have their reunions on New Year's Eve, we usually eat out on the first day of the New Year to avoid the crowd... not!

East Ocean Palace | Chinese New Year (CNY) 2019


I was initially told that the restaurant was full when I called East Ocean Palace (+632 826 4503) to make a reservation. Luckily, my sister was able to reserve a table for 6. She has more connections than I do 😂

How to Wear Your Piyao (Pixiu) Bracelet | Goldiluck 999

I purchased a new bracelet to add to my collection right after Chinese New Year. I bought my first Pi Yao aka Pixiu bracelet from Goldiluck 999- a trusted Facebook online seller. Buying online is nothing new to me since I have been shopping online for a few years already. But I think this is my first jewelry transaction. Thankfully, the seller was my friend's relative and there's no doubt in my mind that I am in good hands.

What is Pi Yao or Pixiu? | Money Catcher Bracelet

24K Pi Yao  from Goldiluck 999; Worn on my left wrist with the Pi Yao facing my pinky finger

Pi Yao or Pixiu is a Chinese mythical hybrid creature- head of a Chinese dragon and body of a lion with a pair of feathered wings. It resembles a strong, winged lion. It is considered as a powerful protector of Feng Shui practitioners. It is said to have a voracious appetite towards only gold, silver and jewels.

Pixiu have always been regarded as auspicious creatures that posses mystical powers capable of drawing Cai Qi (wealth) from all directions. 

Two Different Types of Pi Yao aka Pixiu

  • Bixie (to ward off evil spirits/avoid evil)- The female has two antlers on her head and it is said that it has the ability of assisting anyone who is suffering from bad Feng Shui
  • Tian lu- The male of the species is in charge of wealth. Tian lu is said to go out into the world in search for gold and other forms of wealth and, bringing it home to its Master. The Bixie is then said to hold onto it, guarding it within the home of the Master
Trivia: Pixiu was featured as a design on the sword of Fa Mulan's character in the 1998 Disney animated feature Mulan

Which Hand Do You Wear a Pi Yao Bracelet | Left or Right hand?

The reason why I bought this Pi Yao (Pixiu) bracelet is to attract wealth. Wearing it as a bracelet will enable it to attract wealth wherever I go. I always wear my Pi Yao (Pixiu) bracelet on my left hand/ wrist. Wearing the bracelet on my left hand will align myself with the Pi Yao's energy and absorb wealth into my life. I read that wearing it on the right hand will force the Pixiu to puke all the wealth that it had collected. 

How to Wear Pi Yao or Pixiu Bracelet | Face Left or Right Direction?

Now that you know which hand (left) hand to wear your Pi Yao bracelet, the next question is where to face/direct the head of your Pi Yao. Make sure that the head is outward facing your left pinky finger. If your Pi Yao is facing your left thumb then you are wearing it all wrong. 

Exception to the rule is Pi Yao/Pixiu made with Obsidian material. It can be worn on either left or right hand. 

General Guide for First Time Piyao/Pixiu Owners | Do's and Don'ts

  • Do not place your Pi Yao or Pixiu in the bedroom, most especially facing the bed. It will affect sleep quality and cause disturbance
  • Do not place your Pi Yao/Pi Xiu facing the toilet because it is a place of filth and foul smell
  • Do not place it higher than your head because it will not see its master
  • Do face your Pi Yao/Pi Xiu towards the main door or the window
  • Do not stuff cash notes into the mouth of Pi Yao/Pi Xiu because it is not attracted to paper
  • Take your Pi Yao/Pi Xiu bracelet as soon as you enter your home
  • Place it in a silver bowl filled with gold, silver or crystals

Lucky Color 2019

I paired my Pi Yao with Amethyst glass beads. Like Jade, Sapphire and Malachite, Amethyst is an Absorbing Crystal which is said to be worn on the left hand.

Just as I am typing this entry, I learned that Dragon babies like me, the lucky colors for 2019 are Cardinal Red and Smoke Gray. Hmmm... I think there's more than one reason to buy new bracelets this year ; p

Do you believe in Feng Shui? Do you have a Pi Yao bracelet? Can you add more to my Pi Yao/ Pi Xiu guide?

Althea Makeup Collection Video Tutorial


Just when you think Althea Korea is done with giving its loyal followers a surprise, it launched another Althea Exclusives- a Color Makeup collection.

Althea Makeup Tutorial


So, what did I do with all the makeup products that arrived last week? I played with them, of course!

Althea Skin Relief Spot Film Gel | Review


I seldom get pimples but when I do get one, it's B-I-G. It's something that when people see, they would want to prick it. No kidding!

Having a pimple is no laughing matter. Some people get depressed over it. I count myself lucky because I didn't get into "pimple" phase during my adolescent /puberty years. But yeah, I do get one once in a while.

I woke up last Saturday with a huge pimple on the tip of my nose. Yes, of all places, my pimple just decided to land there.

Help! A pimple just landed on the tip of my NOSE


I was horrified. Okay, I was exaggerating a bit but I know I have to apply something unless I want it to burst because that's what likely to happen when I just leave it alone. It's time to test Althea Skin Relief Spot Film Gel.

GrabFood Delivery Experience | Coupon


Fries Day

My daughter was sick last Friday and she didn't go to school. I gave her paracetamol for fever when she woke up at 10:00 AM. After lunch, she took a nap and woke up hungry. I dialed the McDelivery hotline number----> 8-MCDO (8-6236). According to the receipt, time stamp was 15:48.


1 Hour Mark | Tick Tock Tick Tock

After more than an hour, our food delivery arrived. Fries were soggy; Chicken McNuggets and Filet-O-Fish were not even warm. What a total waste of Php 360- the total amount I paid including the Php 49 delivery charge.