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Autumn in Korea

Autumn carries more gold in its pocket than all the other seasons – Jim Bishop

No truer words were spoken when talking about autumn in Korea. The trees burst into vibrant crimson and gold before winter takes over and ends the year’s cycle. The first time I saw the fall colors …

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Neogen Bio-peel Review

I understand that exfoliation is an important step to any skincare regimen but when I first heard about the Neogen Bio-peel Gauze, I have to admit that I was not ecstatic to try it out. The thought of using chemicals directly on my skin brought back bad memories of going through painful peeling procedures I …

Simple Routine for Irritated Skin

I had another bout of skin rashes the other day and I have no idea what caused it. Being someone who tests a multitude of products at a time, the sudden onset of pimples and itchy rashes on my face has become an unwelcome but common undertaking.

The first time I experienced this, …

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My Skinteresting Story and Skincare Tips

Hi, I’m Mau and I’m a self-confessed skincare addict. One of the most vivid memories I had as a child is sitting in front of my grandmother’s vanity table watching her massage Oil of Olay into her face regularly. You see, my grandmother had great skin up to her senior years– a gift that unfortunately,   …

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Preparing and Applying for Your Family’s Japan Tourist Visa

One of the biggest worries in traveling to international destinations is applying for a tourist visa. Coming from a third world country, this reason ranks high on why most Filipinos like me are hesitant to travel to countries that require a travel visa such as Japan. Now, imagine having to prepare your whole family’s visa …

8-day Itinerary in Osaka, Kyoto, Nara and Kobe

My niece, Sophia, has always been a big Harry Potter fan. And just like any other Potterhead, it has always been a dream of hers to see Hogwarts in person and live the life of a magic school’s student even just for a day. So, for her graduation, our family decided to make this dream …

Our Awesome Spring Family Vacation in Japan

Since I was little, it has been a yearly tradition to go on a family summer vacation. Most of the time, we go to places a couple of hours drive from Metro Manila and spend a day or two away from our busy schedules, having clean (ok, sometimes not so clean) fun and spending quality …

Out of Office = ON

The first order of business when setting up a blog is to come up with a good name. I chose MauiBien is Out of Office because it perfectly captures the juxtaposition of my everyday life as an IT professional and my constant urge to get up and …