13 Ways You Know You’re Dating A High-Quality Woman

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1. She encourages you to pursue your goals, but she doesn’t micromanage. She trusts you to make the right decisions in your own life. She’s the cheerleader, not the coach.

2. She doesn’t try to make you jealous. She’s secure in her worth, and your ability to recognize how valuable she is. She doesn’t need to play games to “trick” you into seeing her her for what she is.

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3. She doesn’t have a princess complex. She demands that you treat her with respect — but because she is a person you love, not because she is a woman and therefore magically entitled to something. Just as she would expect you to treat your friends and family with respect, she knows you wouldn’t treat her any other way. A high-quality woman wouldn’t be with a man who was disrespectful to the people he…

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10 Little Firsts In Relationships That Let You Know You’re With The Right Person

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The first time you hang out together in silence and it’s super comfortable and they’re on their laptop next to you while you’re catching up on the latest episode of Parks & Rec and you’re just like, this is good, we’re good, and the fact that I don’t feel obligated to talk or entertain or come up with shit to talk about is my everything right now.

The first time you realize that, whoa, you like this person so much more than you ever liked anyone else before, even though they get on your nerves and make you absolutely insane and can get super moody — but you also realize that here in this moment, there’s no one else you’d rather fight with and that’s really cool.

The first time you are completely naked with each other and you don’t feel insecure even a little bit, you’re just like…

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12 Tips to Make a Brazilian Wax Less Painful

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Only the bravest of souls willingly choose to go for a Brazilian wax. It’s not exactly a “fun” time, but afterwards, you’re ready for bikini season for weeks on end. Whether it’s your first time (though we’d recommend starting off with a regular bikini wax before graduating to the Brazilian) or you’ve been waxing for years, knowing how to make the process less painful is always a plus. Below are 12 tips for making a Brazilian wax much, much more bearable.

Skip the coffee: Sure, there are few things in this world we’d skip caffeine for, but a Brazilian wax is one of them. The stimulants in coffee can make your skin extra sensitive, so switch to decaf for the morning and drink a cup after your wax instead.

Exfoliate before: Even though the goal of waxing is to remove hair, the process also exfoliates your skin. Use…

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How to Straighten Your Hair Without Heat in 3 Easy Steps

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Whether you’ve got wavy or curly hair, straightening your tresses can become a huge hassle. Hitting the curls with a flat iron or blow dryer is fine, but after a while your hair becomes so damaged that it begins to look worse for the wear. Even if you use a heat protectant spray, your hair can only take so much and it’s only a matter of time until you find dead, split ends. In an effort to protect your locks from an ever-present heat styling routine, we’re bringing you the steps for how to straighten your hair without heat. The end results won’t be a flat ironed look, but they’re a much healthier alternative.

MORE: 10 Pinterest Hairstyles Perfect For Fall 

What You’ll Need:

  • Straightening Shampoo and Conditioner
  • Large Rollers
  • Roller Clips
  • Straight Hairspray

Step One: Use the Right Shampoo and Conditioner. To combat frizz and curl, use…

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8 Ways To Make Long Distance Relationships Work

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Let’s face it: long distance blows. It has its perks (i.e. independence, more time with friends and family, etc.), but when it sucks, it sucks. With my boyfriend 500 miles away, I can’t ask him to lunch randomly or invite him to be my plus one to a cocktail. But after almost two years of long distance-ing, I still get butterflies when he sends me cute texts and I find happiness in making little cards to send in the mail. Even though the comfort of having him around is no longer an option, we’ve managed to keep up a solid, healthy relationship despite the distance. I’ll be honest, it’s not easy for the faint of heart, but here are a few ways to stay strong.

1. Do you trust me?

This cannot be stressed enough: trust each other! It may be easier said than done, but a long…

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So Happy Together :)

Last Friday and Saturday, me and my Man had our quality time together.
Friday, we went at the Magayon Festival. Only the two of us.
We had our date there at the beer plaza. Had our “any-topic-under-the-sun” conversations which I really love about US.
After that, we went at Embarcadero and stroll there.
Joking, sneaking kisses and hugs when no one’s around, and most of all our real talks.
Just recently, we had, um, not really a fight, but a problem ldr couples usually experience.
I was the one who started actually, and I didn’t regret it because after what hapened, I’m glad that he assured me of our relationship, and I assured him also that it won’t happened again. He gave me a picture of him wearing his toga, so that every time I get weak or I miss him, I have something to look at. :)
He just send his cousin Joy via sms and their driver to fetch us and lead me home.

Saturday, we had bonding time hiking at the hil together with Joy’s mom and siblings.
Oemgee, her sister is already reaching my height at a young age, and her twin brotehrs are so naughty and funny! Her mom was so cool!

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After hiking, I had our dinner at his grandmother’s house.
Met first his other cousins (Ezekiel’s siblings) and of course his grand mother.
THANK GOD! His grand mom was nice to me and we get along well because she loves watching t.v. hehehe.
Had our dinner at their place.
Then we went strolling at Embarcadero for a short time, then went at Magayon to jam with his cousins (Joy and Ezekiel)
Had fun there. And guess what I was making him jealous because the guys at the other table were lookin’ at me. I was joking him about that. But seriously, I hate those eyes starin’ at me like they’re undressing me already. Yeah yeah.
After drinking at the Beer Plaza, the three of us (Me, babe aand Ezekiel) went at our house
But before arriving at home, of course, we rode a tricycle.
(the rest is history!) ahhahahaha!

It’s gonna be Ezekiel’s graduation on April 12.
Of course I need to be there because they invited me.
But hey, I’ll be meeting some of his cousins again and of course, what I fear most or maybe I’m scared of is I’ll be meeting his parents or maybe his mom only. I don’t know. I’m tense, pressured and afraid.

He’s my first boyfriend, and I’m like, OH MY GOSH.
It’s the first time to experience like this.
I’M FUCKING NERVOUS!!!!

Fingers crossed.
I wish upon the heavens that the odds will be in my favor and that his parents (especially his mom) will like me.

lots of love
-SHIN

Happy Graduation 2014!

Happy Graduation 2014!

So me and my babe made it through college. :) All our efforts paid off! Finally!
But wait, there’s more to come in our lives.
More challenges and more opportunities.
More us and downs not just in our respective careers but also in our reationship.
We’re going strong and hoping that we’ll make it through!
You know, I have NO PLANS on giving up on us.
That’s love! (eeeww so cheesy!)
He had his graduation last March 20, 2014, while I had my graduation last March 31.
Clap! Clap! Clap!

XOXO
-shin