How to Cut a Men's Hair | Quarantine Haircut Tips

ECQ Haircut | COVID-19 Haircut

After Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ), General Community Quarantine (GCQ) was announced last May 16, 2020 by the Philippine government. With the implementation of the new law, barbershops and salons are still not allowed to operate as of the moment. Naturally, I became a barber overnight.

I used to cut my daughter's hair when she was a baby until I was able to find a hairdresser that cuts her hair on a regular basis. 

This is my first time to cut a man's hair. At the beginning of the pandemic, my husband asked me to cut his hair. It took an hour to finish the task. I laughed so hard in between cutting, trimming and shaving. He was instructing me as I was cutting his hair. I was not prepared at all, I didn't even watch a tutorial video. The result was not bad but I know there's always a room for improvement.

The second one took place right after the announcement of GCQ. I was prepared this time. I watched a few instructional videos on how to give my man a haircut. The videos gave me an idea on how to cut a man's hair using scissors and an electric hair clipper/trimmer. It took a little less time to cut his hair.

Mom's Birthday Cake by Buttery and Co. + Quarantine Food Suppliers

My mom celebrated her birthday along with the lifting of ECQ last June 1. With the now imposed GCQ, restaurants are still not allowed to operate for dine-in. We opted for food deliveries/pick-ups for this important occasion.

Happy Birthday, mom!

Mother, you have been a blessing and a great mom (and grandma to B) to all of us. We wish you only the best on your birthday. We wish you good health and wealth. May you have a long and happy life.
We love you!

Sushi Bake | Quarantine Food Trend

Sushi Bake | Baked Maki

My husband was browsing through his Instagram (IG) feed when he stumbled upon the hashtag Sushi Bake (#SushiBake). It's the latest quarantine food trend since Dalgona Coffee. He got curious and asked me about it. Naturally, I went to my social media and asked people to recommend the best baked sushi preferably located in Quezon City.

Sushi Cake from Meatsumo Premium Panay PhP 480 good for 3
Viral Food Trend

I posted a "Looking For Best Baked Sushi" in two Facebook groups that I belong to and I got a lot of recommendations. But first, what is Sushi Bake? And why is it the latest food obsession of the netizens?

How To Lose Weight In Your 40s | How I Did It?

You Are What You Eat

Weight gain is inevitable if you don't watch what you EAT and EXERCISE. When I eat, the extra calories goes immediately to my chubby cheeks, my flabby arms and around the waist area aka love handles... for real!

May 17, 2020

Obesity | Weight Gain

I started gaining weight after I stopped my strict 1,200-calorie meal plan subscription. I gradually gained the pounds that I have lost because I got too excited to eat food again and I didn't bother to exercise.

Soon after that I experienced pain on my left heel every single morning. When I get up from the bed and step on the floor that's when I feel the sharp pain. I endured the pain for months thinking that it will go away but it did not. That's when I decided to see a rehab doctor, the x-ray revealed the cause of pain as calcaneal spur or heel spur. I wrote about it here. One of the causes of heel spur is obesity/excess weight. Operation does not guarantee that it will NOT grow back. The doctor advised me to lose some weight. That was 3 years ago!

A heel spur is a calcium deposit causing bony protrusion on the underside of the heel bone

Fast-forward to December 2019, I was in a doctor's clinic when I checked my weight- 132 pounds. I was without a doubt OVERWEIGHT. I was struggling to keep my weight off. I know that it's not good for my health but I just keep shrugging it off and continued to put on a lot of weight. 

Now that I realized that it's my fault, I have to act wisely. I need to make some changes and there's no better time than now. I am over and done with costly full meal plan subscription boxes. I want to do it my way this time.

Lakbay Museo Tour | Entrance Fees + Review + Tips + Klook Promo Codes

Lakbay Museo- a walking tour and adventure that lets you explore the various tourist spots in the Philippines in under two hours.

Lakbay Museo | Location & Operating Hours

Lakbay Museo is located inside S Maison mall and thus follows the opening schedule of the mall at 11AM.

with ThatsMackayla

Tip #1: Visit the museum during weekday and if possible, enter during the opening time. You can enjoy the place more. No photobombers!

Lakbay Museo is located at Level 1 in S Maison. Operating hours is from 10AM to 10PM with the last call at 9PM.

Lakbay Museo | Admission Ticket Price

We were the first group to enter the museum. I bought Lakbay Museo discounted tickets via Klook that day. We were able to get in without a fuss.