Getting back to blogging world after couple of unfortunate series that I had past few weeks.I'm not going into detils of it as I love to keep some of my private stuffs away from public.Nah,I'm not a celebrity blogger and I don't do blogging to be a"celebrity"as some other bloggers do on purpose.But we all know,by going public on blogging means you consciously agree at some degrees that you'll share some of your private stuffs to public.Me sure know it,and that's why I only share some degrees of my private life to public on blog.Even if it happens to me that I may become a famous person,that should be to support for good causes as you can clearly see on some programs that I support.And shouldn't be for me personally.
So,one of my unfortunate series was I got stomach error for couple of days thanks to too spicy food that I ate.Not a"good"Indonesian I know.Most of Indonesian foods are spicy.Even one of my friends from Manado ethnicity,she even liked to eat fried banana with raw chillies!! @_@..and so,I heard that people from her ethnicity do it as well,I mean..it's in their food culture.Amazing eh?..
And,this was what I did during my bed rest:
Watching Korean TV drama"protect the boss"
I've been an avid fan of Korean drama,ever posted it here.This drama has been aired on our tv chanel back then but I didn't watch it,and my fellow blogger fren Tikka reccomended it so I bought the dvd.The story is funny,but hell..who cares about the story! What I care about was this guy: Kim Jae Joong(a.k.a Hero from DBSK/TVXQ/Tohoshinki boyband-it's all the same name,diff language spelling FYI).
Damn plastic surgery,how could they make such
handsome pretty guy like this???!@!!
At least,I mean..made him handsome,shouldn't they?because he's that pretty.In fact,he looks exactly like a guy that just poped up from japanese manga/korean manhwa that I read.I didn't notice him when he was in DBSK with his "guyaru"hair-guy with gyaru hair colors.Now that he's black again,I think it suits him the most. I'm not a fan of any asian with bleached hair appearance.
Nah,not all surgery has a happy ending like that.You know that.However,plastic surgery in that other parts of the world is really concerning.See this video:
A debate in Japanese language with participants from various countries(see their flags):
It's not a secret that Koreans have high expectation toward physical perfection that they aim it through plastic surgery.I've never seen such society who embraces for perfection so that plastic surgery is taken that casually even on such kids level(just google it,it's everywhere on the net) .And for such perfection ambition,still koreans have high suicidal percentage on their celebrities who are generally considered have"perfect"beauty by the society.See this MV by JYJ( JYJ is Jae Joong new group thanks to"
modern day slavery system",see link here),beautiful poignant song:
Looks like a song for a men-women love relationship.But it's actually an attribute for the death of a famous korean actor-singer,Park Yong Ha who commited suicide a day after rang Jae Joong.Read the lyric,then you'll feel his pain(he's the composer+lyricist of this lovely song btw).
Kim Jaejoong wrote it for his friend, Park Yong Ha who committed suicide. It was said that Yong Ha called Jaejoong to ask him to go drinking, but Jaejoong was in LA at the time, recording their English album. Jaejoong told Yong Ha they’d go out next time. The very next day, Jaejoong got the call that Yong Ha committed suicide. Jaejoong took the loss hard, and wrote the song “In Heaven” as to say, “If I get one more chance to be with you, I’d do my best not to leave your side.” It was as if Jaejoong wanted to say that if he had stayed in Korea, he could have been at Yong Ha’s side, or if they talked more, then he may have helped his friend or even prevented his friend’s death.
The reason for the suicide was complicated,and one of them thanks to the"perfection"image that society there wanted to see from others.Now,......what's wrong with embracing our naturally given beauty?Nobody Is Perfect. Yeah,handsome and pretty faces are more attractive I know,however I'd rather meet a good personality person rather than just a pretty faced person. Realize it or not,though most of all of us judge people by how their look at the 1st glance,but in the end we all will stick to those who have good personality ones.Be they physically pretty or not pretty.Don't you think so?...
Back to this beauty blogging topic.Beside getting sick for couple of days,I also feel physically tired.It's been looong time that I became a fan of any muscle pain remedies.Those that I used to use were these:
Hot patch(or what we call it Koyo here).
We have at least 3 brands for koyo here:Cabai koyo,Salonpas,and Hansaplast.As for this salonpas,there're 2 kind of patches:cold(blue one) & hot(red one).They deliver difference feeling on the skin. Anyway,If you don't know what this product is like,it's like a sticker that you just simply stick it on fatigue part of your body.The function is to warm body part that feels ache
I like this kind of patch for muscular pain since it's so convenient,efficient.With this you don't have spill nor oily hands problem from using the ointment.The only problem is that it will make you body hair waxing.Once it isn't warm anymore and you need to peel it,part of your body hair will stick to the patch so..get ready to scream!:D I like this product much so that this is what my mum said"if only they provide it in yard..".Yep,it's sold in small square per-pieces. Don't you think that they should sell this per yard so that we can use it in size as what we want?Don't you think so?..:D Anyway,if only salonpas know how much I use their product that frequently,I might be their spokeperson..LOL!
This is a cream based ointment.This one is very effective for muscular pain and fatigue.The only thing that I hate is..its smells!!@_@ There are 2 versions of this Counterpain cream:regular and cold.Actually I don't see major differences since the regular one still feels cold,compared to other ointment on the market here.For example this one:Geliga.Thumbs up for you if you dare to use this in such generous amount!HAHAA..
My father tried this one,ended up he even had to lie down on the floor because he used too much ..
So,back to counterpain.I was introduced this cream by my senior at uni.Since then I also rely on this to relieve my muscular ache and fatigue.I remember one day when my class went to Bali of a project,we went there by bus. Since I'm kind of person who"bring everything on my bag",so I brought 1 suitcase,2 big bags,and 2 other medium bags.Eeek,it's so heavy!Don't ask me what's inside my bags. Go read my fave chicklit"confession of a shopaholic-shopaholic goes abroad",there you can find the answer :D. And bet what inside my daily bag is-you can even find a small version of scissor,chiro needles'till tape duct there~
So no wonder when I was in Bali,this was what happened in the morning after we 3 girls as a room mates getting shower:
Girl 1-Pouring nivea Body Lotion
Girl 2-Pouring Vaseline Body lotion
Girl 3-..Counterpain.Yep,that's me!
My 2 other frens looked at me scaredly and said"are you sure with that stuff on?".Instead of asking"are you ok?"one.Holly God,if only we were there for Balinese Spa and not for study project thingy,who in this earth will pouring counterpain as body lotion in the morning?Oh well,blame it on my heavy luggage also~ Perfect combo!
So,when I saw these Badger series of muscular pain remedies,I was so thrilled. I wanted to try them all(3 of them since one of them is cool one).I don't fancy cool one since one day when I went outtown,stayed in a hotel,used counterpain after taking a bath. Soon after that I trembled,thanks to the combination of exhaustion,Air Conditioner,and..cool muscular pain cream.So,I prefer the hot one.
And these are my Badger balms muscular pain collection:
1.Sore Muscle Rub
This is the 1st one that I have.It's the mildest one.It smells ginger,and it feels warm on your body.
*Olea Europaea (Extra Virgin Olive) Oil, *Ricinus Communis (Castor) Oil, *Cera Alba (Beeswax), *Capsicum Frutescens (Cayenne) Extract, Essential Oils of *Zingiber Officinale (Ginger), *Elettaria Cardamomum (Cardamom), *Cymbopogon Schoenanthus (Lemongrass), *Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary), Thymus Mastichina (Wild Marjoram), *Salvia Officinalis (Sage), and CO2 Extracts of *Zingiber Officinale (Ginger), & *Rosa Canina (Rosehip).
* = Certified Organic
My mum even loves the ginger smell so that I share this one with her.About this balm,It's OKey if you want warm effect,but since I was conditioned to use counterpain and that Salonpas,so this one doesn't work as what I expected to relieve my muscular ache.It works however when I have flu.Just rub this one arround my nose,it really soothe the sinus tension area.By far I like it.I use this one also when i'm in a condition where the AC where I'm on is too cold. I give this balm 4 points out of 5.
2.Sore Muscle Rub-Extra Strength
*Olea Europaea (Extra Virgin Olive) Oil, *Capsicum Frutescens (Cayenne) Extract, *Cera Alba (Beeswax), *Ricinus Communis (Castor) Oil, CO2 Extracts of *Zingiber Officinale (Ginger), *Capsicum Annuum (Chili), *Calendula Officinalis (Calendula) and Essential Oils of *Elettaria Cardamomum (Cardamom), *Cymbopogon Schoenanthus (Lemongrass), *Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary), *Thymus Mastichina (Wild Marjoram), & *Cinnamomum Cassia (Cinnamon).
* = Certified Organic
I bought this one since this one is stronger version than that one above.However,weird thing is WHY that one above is even warmer than this one????If it's because of the eo is evaporated,but this one have exp.date even longer than that one above. Badger,please tell me whyy?? I'm kinda dissapointed so I'll give this balm 2 points out of 5.
3.Sore Joint Rub
*Olea Europaea (Extra Virgin Olive) Oil, *Capsicum Frutescens (Cayenne) Extract, *Cera Alba (Beeswax), *Ricinus Communis (Castor) Oil, CO2 Extracts of *Piper Nigrum (Black Pepper), *Zingiber Officinale (Ginger), Arnica Montana (Arnica), *Rosa Canina (Rosehip), and Essential Oils of *Elettaria Cardamomum (Cardamom), *Cymbopogon Schoenanthus (Lemongrass), *Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary), *Thymus Mastichina (Wild Marjoram) and *Salvia Officinalis (Sage).
* = Certified Organic
This one targetting to joint instead of muscle.When I use this,I don't feel any major differences with those balms above.The smells is almost similar to sore muscle extra strength balm.If only this one has no cayenne paper in it,I'll use it as my under eye cream to reduce my dark eye circles.Why?thanks to the arnica in it.Arnica works to stimulate blood flow,but you must be cautious of using it since it's toxic when it's eaten in large amount.Anyway,this balm one isn't that dissapointing nor I don't have any bigger expectation unlike the previous balm(no.2),so I'll give this balm 3 points.At least when the cayenne is evaporated,I can use this as my under eye cream.Hehehe..
All of Badger Balms come in tin packaging,and sealed.They are waxy,but not sticky texture.It has hard texture that doesn't melt even on this hot temperature of Indonesia.It's oily,but not greasy unless you scoop it to take a large amount of it just like what I do :)
Overall,I'm 50-50 about this badger balms.Like-Dislike.I have other badger balms that are my fave,but those one above aren't my that fave ones.I read many good reviews about those balms,the inci is good after all.If you want no methyl salicylate and mineral oil based vanishing cream in your ointment,you must try them!:)
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