13/07/2008

The Trip Home


Justin (my brother) & I were riding the Emirates Airline, which I have been loyal to for the last 2 years I think, and because of my frequent flying with them, I was awarded a Silver Skywards membership card. This card was amazing! My brother & I were able to cut so many queues. From checking in and getting our boarding passes, to the actual boarding on the planes – we had pretty much no hassle.


I got quite excited to get to the MAC shop in the Heathrow airport too. After probably 30mins to an hour of deciding what to get, I ended up with MAC Dainty Mineralized Powder Blush & MAC Expensive Pink eyeshadow with the Neo Sci Fi bright orange packaging. I was also eye-ing Rollickin’ paint pot, Blackground paint pot & Nuance Mineralized Powder blush, but I thought that since I was stopping over at Dubai, I would be able to buy them from there. But much to my disappointment, they didn’t have Nuance nor Rollickin’ at the Dubai Airport! Rollickin’ paint pot was LE from the Fafi collection, and Nuance wasn’t there since the Sonic Chic collection wasn’t out there, along with Electroflash & New View. This really got me quite sad. I really should stick to the ‘Get it now or you’ll regret it’ shopping motto…


But anyway, I’m still happy with my mini-haul. Dainty Mineralized Powder Blush did have loads of gold sparkles as I’ve said before. But the colour is just soo pretty. It reminds me of Shy Beauty from the beauty powder blush collection, but with just more colour pay off since Shy Beauty didn’t show up on me at all, or was quite difficult to get it to show. Hmmm... and I have to say this realisation: Lighting at Selfridges sucks. I wasn’t able to see the colours properly so that’s probably why I didn’t get of these blushes any the last time.


I’ve also been wanting Expensive Pink eyeshadow for quite a while now even if it is in the permanent collection. The Pink-Orange duochrome is just so pretty and especially with the rich soft velvety texture.

I have no regrets with my hauls, and the only ones are of those I didn’t buy! :’( Well, anyway, I might see them when I go to Hong Kong. Just have to keep my hopes up.


Just before going to the departure gate at Heathrow, Justin and I were in a mood for a snack. We saw Yo! Sushi there so that's where we decided to eat! I was in the mood for the Pumpkin dish they had, but they were out of stock :s So we just had other dishes + the Custard-filled Pancake with raspberry dip dessert. Yummmm~

On the 2 international plane rides I had (London Heathrow – Dubai – Manila), I was able to watch these 2 movies which I would really want to see again. I watched 27 Dresses and St. Trinians. Both movies were quite girly, but even if guys watched them, I think they would still be great!

When I got to Manila (about 10:30PM), I still had another plane to ride to Davao, whereas my brother had to stay at Manila for a few days to sort out his visa application. Chaos happened as I accidentally left my wallet on the shuttle that transports people from the international to the domestic airport. I took it out because I meant to count how much money I had, but since it was so light, I probably forgot about it and didn’t fell it drop when I got up! It was really dark in the shuttle too so I didn’t see it either. But with much relief, the really helpful airport guys were able to retrieve it for me. They said that the wallet probably looked like a toy so no one picked it up – I guess that’s a good thing…?


My cousins picked my brother up from the domestic airport, and I was left there at 1AM –ish to wait for my flight at 4:15. The boarding pass counters didn’t open until after 2:00. Eventually I got to the waiting area for the flight and was able to sit properly. I spent the time playing Sudoku on my brother’s Sudoku console thing, and listening to music on my iPod. At quarter to 4, I boarded the plane. And at 6:00AM, I was able to see my dad again! (who picked me up from the airport)

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Livia
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