I am a closet kikay.

One night, while I was undergoing my (sometimes) nightly rituals, I realized something. For a person that professes to be simple, basic and far from being kikay, I had a loooot of said stuff in my room. Hand lotions, moisturizers, bath soaps and salts, hair products, perfumes, oils, and makeup items are situated along my shelves and tabletops, not unlike soldiers waiting to be called into service. Another lightbulb moment: I hardly bought any of them.

kikay loot

It’s not a secret that I am crazy about pasalubongs. I love it. I ask for it, actually, (sometimes verging on the inappropriate). Whenever I hear/read online that a friend or acquaintance is traveling, it’s usually among the first (or last) thing that I’ll mention. Heaven forbid, I forget to remind my friend for my pasalubong.

And admit it, when you’re overseas or on a trip, and you’re thinking of getting something for a female friend/relative/co-worker, the easiest thing that comes to mind (and are relatively safe choices) are body products such as lotions and perfumes. It’s also the go-to gift for bridal showers, birthdays, anniversaries, christmas.. It’s clichéd because it works. I, for one, love getting these as gifts. And I think I’m not alone.  I am a sucker for all these, especially when they come in yummy scents! Personally, I generally go straight for citrusy/minty scents or green tea (never could go wrong with that). But because of gifts, I have been exposed to a variety of scents, textures and products that I might not have known.

So, in short, I would like to thank everyone (relatives, friends, neighbors, companies) that have contributed to my little stash of kikayness. and also.. to keep ’em coming. 🙂

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The Gift of MisisPi

While I’m at home, trying to recover from all the fun I had during the holidays, let me wax poetic about a gift we got from one of our Ninangs (from the wedding).

It came prettily wrapped in a brown box with gold ribbon and a leaf ornament. It certainly piqued our interest regarding its contents… presenting MisisPi’s Oatmeal Cookies.Image

Not being aware of the product, we were pleasantly surprised by how good it was! It was crunchy while not being overly dry and very delicious! Each bite invites you to take more and more until you find yourself reaching for the next cookie. ImageAs you can see, we’re halfway through the first bundle of oatmeal cookies.. and we just got the gift last night. :p

You can find more information about MisisPi, her cookies and other products through http://www.misispi.com. It’s where I got the first pic actually since the hubby and I totally forgot to take a picture of the packaging in our haste to discover what lies within. 🙂