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5 tips to make yourself instantly likeable


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I have always been a firm believer that the human mind is judgmental by nature. From one’s physical assets to another social standing, anyone and everyone will be judged just because.

So in this era of where-everything-will-be-captured-and-posted-in-social-media we can’t help but keep up with the times by acting (whether it’s pretending or trained to kind of), dressing, talking like every moment will be captured and frozen for the world to see.

Well, here are 5 tips to make yourself instantly likeable.

1. Smile. Nothing beats a friendly, amiable, face in a crowd of people going about their business. Akin to an oasis, a smiling person in a crowd stands out and automatically attracts anyone who are unconsciously looking for a friend/s. They say, you attract bees with honey so if you want to project a positive open attitude then smiling is your best armament in any occasion.

2. Maintain a relaxed posture. Think you’d be approachable if you’re always on the defensive? Think again. Crossing your arms makes you look closed. Slouching looks pitiful. Most posture books promote sitting with your back straight but angle your head slightly to the side then smile and you’ll emit a looking-for-friends-non-threateningly aura with people just coming up to you for a chat.

3. Be agreeable but truthful, in other words – Be honest. Nothing repels potential friends more than a mister know-it-all. It’s okay to assert yourself but timing is key. Be ready to make a conversation but keep the conversation light where anyone can put in their two cents (e.g. like how you like for your guitar accessories). Be agreeable when the situation calls for it but be as honest as you can.

4. In some situations, maintaining an open curious facade makes you look smart. Remember, every genius started with one thing and that’s curiosity. Commenting on a new topic or idea with flattery will make your partner feel as though they’re sharing new information with you and they’ll be glad to expound. Plus, you might actually learn a new thing or two.

5. Lastly, always always keep eye contact with the person/people around you. Your being able to maintain eye contact will keep your new friends on their toes and make you seem confident. And for most people, confidence is the most attractive personality you can wear.

Try these out and watch as people fall under your spell.





Fight Heat Stroke in 3 Simple Ways


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The hot and dry season is back in the Philippines so together with the heatwaves, you need to take note of ways to prevent heat stroke which is one of the top reasons of fatality listed for deaths that occur during the driest parts of the year. Since there are a number of ways to fight off the heat during the dry season which we can easily lose track of, I’ve narrowed the list down to the three most important ones.

Drink Plenty of Water. I cannot stress enough how important it is for us to drink plenty of water. You’ll find this in all available blogs, reminders, news articles, etc. and they are there for a reason. Our body is made up of 70% water. And this water is what we lose when we sweat so to avoid dehydration which can lead to any number of complications that can be fatal. So drink, drink, drink your water is what I would say!

Always bring an umbrella. An umbrella is not just used to fight off rain, it also serves as your very own shade wherever you go so always, always bring an umbrella with you wherever you go. And if you are the type that tends to have an aversion against bringing lots of things, then the small fold-able umbrellas can be of better use to you. You can pick any fold-able umbrella up at any grocery or specialty stores at very good prices, much like darbuka at

Bring your very own fan. No matter where you go, you’ll always have that moment when you will have to stand in a location with no air-conditioning. Or worse, with no breeze but the hot humid weather. So you only need to stand for a full two minutes and you’ll be sweating from head to toe. Gross, right? Absolutely! So what can you bring which can help you cool down a bit? That’s right! Your own handy-dandy, fan! A fan is very small and you only need a very small space to fit it in your bag. So when you can, always have fan which you can bring everywhere you go.

So there you have it! All you need to remember to bring with you anywhere you go narrowed down to three easy to remember tips!


Facemask Galore!


I know you’ve probably heard of so many makeup gurus, skin experts, and makeup artists mention taking care of your skin by applying face masks from time to time, right? I did too! In fact, in lieu of this skincare advice, I did get the chance to try different types of masks, ranging from the DIY type to the ones that comes in packages. So yes, I have become a typical follower who has used, tested and have become a testimonial to this skincare routine!

In this past month, I have been very fortunate to have received a package of not one but 10 pieces of masks which my good friend sells for a whopping P20 each! That’s right! They are that cheap and each one is very good too! The three photos above show the samples I received and I’ve been using them religiously twice a week at night before I go to bed. Coupled off with fantastic skin care routine and voila! Smooth, young looking skin is what you’ll get everyday!

To get these healthy and awesome facemasks, check out Love at 1st Bite’s Facebook page and select your chosen mask from a whole set of different masks available online, as well as other makeup items you will want or need. So yes, definitely catering to makeup lovers much like music lovers to guitar hanger, check it out at