Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Top 3 Parts of the Body that Needs REHYDRATION, Now!

When you hear the word REHYDRATION, what single word comes into your mind?
Probably, top on the list is WATER!

Rehydration comes from the root word: Rehydrate and the dictionary defines it as:
  1. absorb or cause to absorb moisture after dehydration.
    "the slides were rehydrated in water"

    You may question and wonder, why I am talking about REHYDRATION now?
     What's the fuss?

    What needs to be REHYDRATED And Why, again?

Primarily the word Rehydrate is associated with moisture, which is almost equivalent to WATER, as being delineated by the dictionary.  

Rehydration can be both applicable to living creatures and inanimate objects.  In application to our human race, the answer to your initial wringer, on what needs to be rehydrated, is the HUMAN BODY!

With the unpredictable climate shifts, stressors of daily life and the struggle for survival in our world, people need to REHYDRATE.  When? NOW! 

A thoughtful reminder: We were gifted by our Creator with only one body.  The body that allows us to be human, to live, to love and to endure the chaos and calmness of life.  And as caretakers of that body, we are obliged to take utmost pampering and provide due respect for it.  But how?  There are many ways that can be done but the simplest and the immediate resolution is REHYDRATION!

There are 3 essential parts of the body that needs to be hydrated with three counterpart attainable activities that one can delve into to address rehydration of those body parts.  Rehydration everyday must be a self-mandatory activity.

1.) Body Part = WHOLE BODY   /  Activity =  QUENCH WITH WATER
2.) Body Part = SKIN /  Activity = APPLY SKIN MOISTURIZERS 
3.) Body Part = BRAIN / Activity = READ, READ, READ

1.) Body Part = WHOLE BODY   

WATER is life, probably no one would disagree with me to this fact.  

To refresh you with elementary knowledge, WATER is the main constituent of the cells, tissues and organs of the human body.   Babies have the most, being born at about 78%. By one year of age, that amount drops to about 65%. A normal adult has an average of 60% water content and as we age, this percentage decreases to 50%.

Why REHYDRATE? when we already have a lot of water in our body.  

Water serves a number of essential functions to keep us all going:
  • A vital nutrient to the life of every cell, acts first as a building material.
  • It regulates our internal body temperature by sweating and respiration
  • The carbohydrates and proteins that our bodies use as food are metabolized and transported by water in the bloodstream; 
  • It assists in flushing waste mainly through urination
  • acts as a shock absorber for brain, spinal cord, and fetus
  • forms saliva
  • lubricates joints
The word Moderation may not be applicable when it comes to water consumption for the body.  Each day, the human body is required to consume a certain amount of water for survival purposes.  An extra glass of that requirement won't hurt, right?  Drink up, rehydrate with water!  Skip those carbonated sodas and flavored juices.  Water, as plain as it is, or you prefer those sparkling effect that tingles the oral cavity, or you can opt for the fortified ones: with vitamins and minerals on every gulp of H2O.

2.) Body Part = SKIN 

Fast Fact about our SKIN:
The integument or skin is the largest organ of the body, making up 16% of body weight, with a surface area of 1.8 m2.   It has several functions, the most important being to form a physical barrier to the environment, allowing and limiting the inward and outward passage of water, electrolytes and various substances while providing protection against micro-organisms, ultraviolet radiation, toxic agents and mechanical insults. source: HERE

The skin contains 64% water.  With the insurmountable aggressors including the harshness of the polluted environment and the keeping-up with daily life's pressures will result to an inevitable degradation of our skin. As caretakers of our body, it is but our responsibility to keep also our skin not just functioning but more importantly healthy.  But how? REHYDRATION is the simple key! Maintaining the suppleness and youthfullness of the skin is achieved through constant Rehydration, not just by drinking Water but equally important also is the topical application of skin moisturizers.

The Federal Food, Drug & Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act) defines cosmetics as "articles intended to be rubbed, poured, sprinkled, or sprayed on, introduced into, or otherwise applied to the human body...for cleansing, beautifying, promoting attractiveness, or altering the appearance."Jun 7, 2016

Cosmetic as it is categorized, a SKIN MOISTURIZER is formulated to provide paramount benefits to our skin including: (1) keeps skin hydrated, (2) counters flaking and dullness, (3) serves as a protective layer to arrest moisture loss,  (4) provides barrier from outside deleterious environment, and (5) indulges nourishment through the auspicious blend of active ingredients and multifunctional excipients that the skin can luxuriate in.

A skin moisturizer can come in different platforms: Lotion, Creams and Oil Blends.  Do you have either one of these kinds of moisturizer at hand? If none, better grab one to rehydrate, now!

3.) Body Part = BRAIN    
Activity = READ, READ, READ

According to the varied sources from the world wide web: 
The human brain is comprised of 77 to 78 percent water. 

But why Rehydate again as its anatomical structure is almost filled up with water?

According to Dr. Corinne Allen, founder of the Advanced Learning and Development Institute, brain cells need two times more energy than other cells in the body. Water provides this energy more effectively than any other substance. When your brain is functioning on a full reserve of water, you will be able to think faster, be more focused, and experience greater clarity and creativity. source: HERE

For optimal functioning, we are obliged to REHYDRATE our brains in a constant manner.  Drinking water is the number one to-do to keep our brain healthy and devoid of disorders.  Correspondingly critical to our brain's daily maintenance is to exercise it simply by Reading. If studying appeals cumbersome, let us just settle for the verb READ.  

A number of articles has been written regarding the amplitude benefits when one takes time to read on a daily basis. To mention a few: (1) stimulates our brain, mentally (2) provides a heft of knowledge (3) augments our vocabulary (4) pacifies our fatigued consciousness  (5) sharpens our concentration, and a lot more. 

We can make reading a habit by reading one page at a time each day.  Buy your favorite novel or a book of your preferred genre; or for a start, borrow one, from a family member or a friend.  In my case, I love reading general topics to widen my horizon and to improve what needs to be enhanced.  Self-help reads at times and inspirational and religious books also are in my mini library.

Rehydration is absolutely essential in today's world and lifetime. So much so that it is never too arduous nor too late to begin it, today!

The three activities must be done simultaneously for maximum attainment of the advantages Rehydration can offer.

Color-wise, you see BLUE is associated with water, further so for rehydration.  The color blue is considered to be beneficial to the mind and body.  It slows human metabolism and produces a calming effect.

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Live life to the fullest and Live in style, everyday!

Monday, May 1, 2017

Life, Lately. Still in Pink

The shades and tints of pink always attracts my sense of sight, be it in fashion items - clothing / shoes / bags / accessories - or house wares and home decorations.  This post is an actual update of my life now.  Something has changed, and it is quite enormous according to my judgment.  I have even opened a new blog for this change.  Well anyway,  despite the changes I am facing, what remains fixed is my unwavering magnetism to the PINK hue. Here's some of my photos for the past three months and the kawaii home decorations, with touches of pinks, that I have arranged in our new humble abode.

My outfits in this post were reflections of the winter season as it was actually winter time when we arrived at our new location.

Magenta glass jar - HOME CENTRE
Cookie canisters - HOME CENTRE
 Chocolate chip cookies - IKEA
Pink Plastic Calla Lily Flowers with Pink Pot - LULU HYPERMARKET
Glass goblets -IKEA
Two-face (bronze color / black&white combo) glass coaster - H&M HOME
Crispo Pralines - ANSAR GALLERY

Wooden / Metallic Kitchen Utensils and Ceramic Mortar & Pestle - HOME CENTRE
Plastic rosettes - LULU CENTER

What I Wore:
coat - Snidel / pants - Zara / pink long sleeve knit top - Only / black long sleeve - unbranded / crossbody bag - Desigual / pink shoes - Kappa / sunglasses - Aldo / earrings - Parfois

Cat -Shaped Moss Decor - HOME CENTRE
Scented Pink (light and dark) Plastic Rosettes - LULU CENTER
Pink Plastic Calla Lily with Pink Pot - LULU HYPERMARKET

I have another personal style blog dedicated for my love for black and white color combination and of the shades and tints of pink.  Check out www.sheiscyril.blogspot.com.

What I Wore:
magenta knit cardigan, cat print button-down long blouse, black leggings - unbranded / scarf - Burberry / sneakers - K-Swiss / sunglasses - SM Kids Fashion

Live in style, everyday!

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

The Bold Wears Gold

Here's a throwback set of photos from the photo shoot we did with my sister a year ago or so.

A simple quote I can relate with this styling is:

Who wears the color gold and matched with black in broad daylight?  .... I did!

I always find black and gold beautifully elegant.  Do you agree with me?  

I actually have posted similar set of fashion styling photos from my blog post on the turban trend last year, see HERE.

What I Wore:
gold turban - Choies (choies.com) // top and skirt - Palacio de Fashion // gold t-strap mary janes - Janilyn  // watch and gold stretch belt - G. Country Mall Department Store // sunglasses - SM Kids Department Store // pearl accessory earrings - Siam Street Night Market, Bangkok // "love" bracelet - Ayala Alabang Town Center

Live in style, everyday!

Monday, October 17, 2016

Poem: Confessions of A Girl


With herself at twenty, she realize
That life is vast, too arduous to summarize
Unbeknownst, transition occured rapidly
She was urbane then, now she defies the world madly

Twenty years, she have had just enough or so
She wanted to cease but something is urging her to go
She is not faultless, yet she is trying to be good
Still not heard, often misunderstood
Miseries never fail to cross her way
How she desired happiness will forever stay

She have sought for acceptance, not rejection
She is living in accordance to people's expectations
She feels alone despite she is in a crowd
She have excelled, were they really proud?

She grew in the world with her own hands
She have struggled to discover where she really stands
She have landed on the ground and have reached the peak
She seemed strong although she is still honestly weak
She may appeal clumsy with unstable personality
Immature, irresponsible and unwitty
But she says, "If you take time and sit with me,
You will happen on that there is more that just what you see."

She have fears but she is confused where to seek shield
They gave her wounds but she is unaware on how it could be healed
Her life is cruel at times and have brought destruction
She is tired yet challenged with her life's imperfection
This her story, this is her strife
And these are just confessions of a girl's unhappy life.

Original: 4-20-2003

My Realization:

Juvenile years are indeed demanding and bewildering.  This poem I have written a decade and three years ago is a manifestation of the kind of life teenagers, possibly a greater fraction of the young population, are probably experiencing and struggling in their youthfulness.  But as of this writing, 13 years later, this poem reawakens a memory of my old younger self of how inevitable life's challenges were and uncovers a reality of how my life has positively evolved 360 degrees from then on.

Fashion Experiment


sheer tierred dress worn as top + peach textured dress worn as skirt  - Sigh Styles closet / black stretch pants - unbranded / peach floral brooch - G. Capital SRP / floral sneakers - Guess at Ross -Woodstock, Georgia, U.S.A. / hair clip - SM Accessories / sunglasses - G. Country Mall / earrings - Siam Street Night Market / lipstick - MAC Toledo

Live in style, everyday!

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Fashionably Creative, I Am

" The truly creative person seeks to reveal and not to conceal.  They tell the truth about the truth." 
- Rod Judkins from the book, The Art of Creative Thinking.

Fashion is one form of the arts and so fashion is one outlet for creativity.  I am currently reviving what I used to be fond of doing - creative personal styling.  Many of my days for the past years were somewhat wasted, in the sense that I have suppressed my freedom of self-expression for personal style.  

Here I am now, catching up and exploring the umpteen possibilities I can exploit to reveal the creative person in me, through fashion.  I am breaking barriers, disclosing what is real, because I am confidently declaring that I am fashionably creative.

My fashion sense may seem atypical, unconventional, maybe unwearable for day-to-day, appears to be tainted with a flight of fancy, unpredictable - either in merrymaking mood or a stoic display of my favorite palette: black and white. But, that personal style extremely satisfies my cravings for creative self-expression.  

 I strongly desire to be an instrument for  inspiration to other people, to help them bring out the truth of who they really are, fashion-wise and to motivate them to take off those shackles of hesitancy.

What I Wore:
Dress / sunglasses - G. Country Mall Dept. Store / 2 sets of silver earrings worn as 1 piece hoop-chain earrings - gifted by mom / cobalt blue stretch belt - Landmark in Makati / headband - Ald0 / Lipstick - Avon 

Live in style, everyday!