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Another thing that worries me a lot other than uber delayed flights and rude pax and my contact lenses. And good thing that most airlines would accept applicants wearing contacts. I’ve been wearing contacts since college and since I started flying, I experienced the downside of wearing a pair. Inside an aircraft, dry, humid air circulates around the entire cabin. Not to mention the pressure inside. At times you would experience dry eyes if you fly frequently. Especially on long hauls. I on the other hand, had experienced the agony – discomforts of wearing contact lenses in flight. If you purchased a brand new pair of contacts, you would notice the feeling of wearing it comfortably. With a few eye drops a long the way, it prolongs of wearing the pair comfortably throughout the day. On my case I wear toric lenses. The ones that has grade and would take a week for ordering since they are customized for your eyesight. On wearing toric lenses, most of these would last for six months. Mine would sometimes last for eight. But nothing would be more irritating than having protein buildup on the outer layer of your contact lenses, making your eyes dry, itching, and red. Our eyes produce protein, coming from the tears. So it makes sense that these protein would cling onto your lenses, make your eyes twitch and itch. Based on my experience, protein buildup would appear after six months or so. During the first time I experienced this years ago, I thought that those eyedrops would do the trick. But proper caring of your lenses – that includes handling it with super clean hands, sterile contact lens solution and case.

1. Before I put on my contacts, I would wash my hands thoroughly and pat them dry. Using my index and thumb, I would gently pick the contact lens for my right eye and slowly insert it into my eye. It took me weeks to master this without blinking back then. After inserting, I would blink several times and insert the other one in my left eye.

2. Never touch the tip of your eyedrops or those huge bottles of solutions. Even if your have clean hands.

3. For removing both of my contacts, of course I always wash my hands again thoroughly. Then I place them into the cases with fresh sterile solution. Do not use the solution to soak your contacts twice. Always throw it out and wash your case everyday.

4. I also put my contacts first before putting on my make up. It’s much easier, and of course you would have clean hands.

5. You can never have too many eyedrops in your bag or luggage. I always bring three with me. One in my shoulder bag, one in my toiletry case, and one in my make up kit.

6. For short flights, like an hour flights, I always find myself putting on a few drops in my eyes to lubricate the lenses. Like what I’ve said, we have very dry air inside the cabin. So that would dry your eyes as well as the contacts. The contacts aren’t really sticking onto your eyes. Our eyes have this outer film with liquid on it, somehow like tears, so that’s where the contacts would be placed, like it floats. So it needs lubrication on dry environments.

7. Never sleep with your contacts. I know that there are some kinds of lenses that are made for prolonged wearing, that you can even sleep with it. But please, don’t do that.

8. Always consult with a doctor. Even if you would just wear those cosmetic ones that are a fad right now. Ask them on how to take care of your eyes, the contacts, and the likes. Especially if it’s your first time.

9. And lastly, rest your eyes from wearing contact lenses. On my case, I use it everyday. So at home, or if I’m just going to the mall or go to the supermarket, I wear a pair of eyeglasses with the same grade as my contacts. Our eyes need to breathe, so we could get rid of dry eyes.

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Aquify eyedrops that I use

XOXO

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I haven’t been opening my Polyvore account for weeks now. I think I grew out of it. Recently my cousin who is fourteen introduced me to Looklet.com. It’s kind of the same thing but not it comes with a model and a few backgrounds to choose from. It’s like your digital paper doll but better. One thing though, Polyvore has tons of clothes, shoes and even extra stuff to chose from than Looklet. Nontheless it’s cute and totally addicting. Seriously, for the same day I registered, I already had eight looks.

There’s more of that where it came from. I can stay on this site for hours. Get your own account now!

So anyway I was pulled out from a Nagoya flight to LAX. Which I find it very weird because I have already three LAX this month? Long haul flights are now haunting me because I’m running out books to read and stories to tell to the crew during galley gossip sessions. Hehe. But I think that’s okay though because I get to have my hands on those NYX lippies and palletes again. Weee! I need to start packing again and bring some additional clothes though.

See you in a few days. 🙂 Enjoy your week!

Look what I’ve brought with me on a flight to LAX.

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Choc Nut

Don’t mind the jet lag. Even the pilots loved it too.

Apparently after having a long haul flight, I came home and woke up the following morning with a major headache. Followed by sneezes and sniffles and then a fever. After a few hours I realized that I already have watery eyes. Later on called at the office and told the clerk that I’ll be on sick leave. So now I’m on my third day, with nothing else to do because I already finished the two dvd’s on Gossip Girl Seasons 1 and 2. Now I cannot wait for season 3! But I am a bit okay now, compared to the past few days that I can barely stand up straight. My trash bin is almost full of tissues. Was too lazy (way too lazy) to get up, now my back hurts because I was on bed all day. I only have the chance to get up if I’ll be heading down the bathroom.  So yeah the sun hasn’t been around for days and making my flu worse. Drinking tons of water makes me feel like drowning. So thank God my mom makes the best dalandan juice, and warm calamansi juice. Also what comforts me, Body Shop’s Olive Body Butter. It’s my third tub and it’s so luxurious for me. I always slather onto my elbows and knees and calves before going to sleep. It feels so soft in the morning.  I always carry it with me wherever I go and don’t mind if it’s a bit heavy. On the lighter note, I bought some stuff with me during the layover. I finally got the NYX palette that I wanted. Will post swatches soon.

So right now I’ll go back to bed and try to have a catnap in bit. 🙂

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So a friend of mine emailed me this snippet that she got from somewhere. I thought it was really funny because most of it are true!

"Listen, and LISTEN very well."

"Listen, and LISTEN very well."

DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES TO BE A FLIGHT ATTENDANT’S BOYFRIEND?
by: ARLENE LEGASPI

You think you have what it takes to be a flight attendant’s boyfriend? Here are FEW things you have to put through. And that’s why they say these jet setters are the Top 3 Most Spoiled Girlfriends in the World. If you’re in a relationship with one: man, we give it up to you…. And If you’re planning to have one:

Be prepared, Be very very… prepared.

1. Do Not expect her to drive the car. She’s most not likely to have a driving license, she’d say “Babe, I only have a passport.”

2. Familiarize yourself with SKYPE, YM’s. VoIPs. She worships those amazing discoveries.

3. DO treat her like a princess before she can treat you like her king. Get ready for statements like “Buy me food, or else Ill break up with you!”

4. DO NOT be surprised if she wants you to take several shots of vaccines: Hepa B, Hepa A, Meningitis, Yellow Fever etc. etc.

5. Stay away when her roster comes out. That’s the next worse time to PMS.

6. BE grateful of her smile. You get it for free. IN the skies, it’s worth 6 digits.

7. BE READY to see yourself 5 to 10 years from now. She wants a man who knows his direction.

8. DO give importance to time, preferably Military time. 21:16 is NEVER the same as 21:17

9. DO NOT wake her up when she’s sleeping, even if you wonder “ she must be hungry after sleeping 18 hours already!” Again, LET her wake up by herself.

10. DO NOT mess with how she arranges her suitcase. Boots are for Boots sack, shampoos are for toilettries, undies are for undies bag and so on.

11. DO NOT expect her to remember names of your friends in one sitting.

12. DO NOT accuse her of bragging when she says she went to Paris for Coffee or just hit the gym in Berlin. She’s just plainly, innocently telling you a story.

13. Do not get intimidated by the beautiful men around him, chances are she’s already used to/sick of seeing hotness in form. Those men have lost their beauty.

14. DO NOT call her on the phone when she’s on Standby. DO NOT… ever.

15. Do NOT question why Half of the dresses in her closet has never been worn, and she still complains, she doesn’t have anymore.

16. Do Not remove any clothes you think is too much in his suitcase, remember: she has four sets of outfit in her suitcase: Spring, Summer, Autumn and Fall.

17. She expects you to learn how to read an Aviator watch.

18. And when she gives you that expensive Aviator watch, Do not Ask her: “ what time is it there in Khartoum?”

19. The next best gift to a Limited Louis Vuitton bag is a fancy Dual Time Watch.

20. She carries a First Aid Kit with her and 26 kinds of Supplements: Vit C,E,A,B, anti-Oxidants, Gingko Biloba, Evening Primrose Oil, Horseradish Capsules, etc. etc. even those Pills (damn-those!) you request her to take everyday!

21. At least buy McDonalds before your holiday flight, she prefers it over aircraft food, and yes even over the caviars in first class cabin.

22. Understand that discovering a designer dress on the clearance rack can be considered a peak life experience.

23. Make sure of the inaccuracy of your bathroom scale.

24. Remind her which country she is in first thing when she wakes up in the morning

25. During dinner, when she asks you whether you like chicken or beef… Oboohooy! you better think fast!

26. Begin to be scared when you oversee a long line in Immigration, she has zero tolerance on airport queues.

27. Work your muscle for a trip together, you’ll be carrying at least four baggages for her. A Gucci make-up bag, a Paul Smith, a World Traveller Trolley, and a Burberry Laptop bag at least for a Domestic Flight.

28. A bouquet of flowers is THE if not, THE ONLY way to say “I missed you” when you pick her up at the airport.

29. Prepare yourself for her jetlag, otherwise known as the PFS or the POST Flight Syndrome. You should be awake when she is and asleep when she is . You don’t want to see a whole 72 hours of tantrums.

30. And lastly, it might seem like she thinks she is overqualified for love. But DO remember that in reality, she feels like she is just an ordinary girl standing in front of a boy, asking him…

For a foot rub… after a damn…long flight. ☺


Flight attendant, twenty-something, loves passengers who behave, hates unruly passengers. Cannot live without chocolate, vanilla ice cream, pasta with anything, Reese's Peanut Butter cups, cashmere cardigan, hot water bottles, Vaseline, concealer and eyeliner and some blush. Red pumps, rainy days, hot water with honey and lime, stolen shots, lovable kids, undisturbed sleeps, clean lavatories.

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