Monday, July 30, 2007


My apologies. Please visit again when September ends.

Pray for me!!!

Saturday, July 28, 2007

TipidTip # 34 - Remove excess weight from your car.

The trend nowadays is to go for fuel economy. Well, that's more of a necessity than a trend but i checked and trend means "the general course or prevailing tendency" so i rest my case. :)

Anyway, the point I wanted to make is that excess weight in your car translates to more energy consumed. I researched online and a lot of articles say that you will consume an extra 2% of fuel for every one hundred pounds of excess weight in your vehicle. So, to save on gas money, clean out your trunk and remove unnecessary stuff. This is especially applicable to girls who make their cars their home sweet home.

Now, excuse me while I take out my law books galore (100 pounds agad!) and my boxes of shoes stacked in my trunk for those emergency moments that *eeeep!* I was wearing the wrong shoes to match my outfit pala!

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Tipidtip # 33 - Charge your cellphone at Burger King.

Yup, you read it right. I wouldn't have believed it myself if I didn't see it tonight. :)

Burger King in Alabang Town Center was just recently renovated. It now has small pseudo-couches for group lunches. Flat screen televisions all over provide non-stop entertainment showcasing a tasteful selection of music videos. Best addition though is the FREE charging station for all kinds of cellphones.

I wonder how that fits in the whole picture. But when I run out of battery while shopping, I know where to go. :)

PS. They have a great value meal offer too! For P99, you get a Whopper JR, french fries, drink and a FREE sundae! Mas-masarap talaga pag libre! ^_^

Saturday, July 21, 2007

TipidTip # 32 - Remember that baking soda is not just for baking.

I know that toothpastes with baking soda are marketed for its whitening effect. So it should be pretty elementary that baking soda indeed has whitening properties. But since I have graduated eons ago from grade school, this bit of information was lost on me. :)

Having chanced upon a magazine article on teeth-whitening, I saw that baking soda is a TipidTip to make your teeth pearly white. A pack costs about P15 in major grocery stores. Sure beats the BriteSmile procedure I have been fantasizing about for quite some time now.

Here's how:
Clean your toothbrush with running water and tap dry. Put some baking soda in a small bowl or cup or the palm of your hand. Dip your toothbrush in it covering all the bristles. Brush your teeth in a circular motion. Be sure to scrub all sides, like what the father told the kid in the Colgate commercial, when they were painting the fence. (Pag may na-miss kang small spot..) Spit and gargle water to thoroughly wash off all remnants of baking soda. Brush your teeth again, this time using toothpaste. Do this every time you brush your teeth. Then smile. :)

pic from From Nature With Love

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

TipidTip # 31 - Browse fashion blogs.

To be very updated with the latest looks and trends doesn't mean buying every magazine in the planet. Magazines are actually prepared about a month or two in advance so to have a real-time account of what's in fashion, checking up fashion websites/blogs regularly is the Tipidtip way to go.

Here are some sites I visit:
the sartorialist
vogue UK
elle magazine
elle girl
i am fashion
manila fashion observer on fashion

I know.. I cheated.. :) Most of these are online versions of glossy magazines. But what can we do? They're still, after all, the guru in fashion.

pic from Time Magazine