Monday, April 21, 2014

Definitely Japan. Definitely Kojie.san

I used to think that I am handsome.

But when foreign models like  Fabio Ide, Akihiro Sato and Daniel Matsunaga came into the picture, invaded Philippine television and created the you-should-look-like-us syndrome (meaning hindi ka pogi kung di mo sila kamukha), my belief I have carried since birth was shattered.

Well, my wife already assured me that I am more good looking than these celebrities with Japanese surnames by her standards. That's why I have given her a deaf ear every time she complains about eye irritations and stuff that she want to consult an ophthalmologist.

In the hope that I can gain some pogi points if I have an oriental-sounding last name as an pseudonym, I asked friends for suggestions for my possible “new” alias but what I got are some “unfriendly” responses like Richard Taobako, Richard Asakapa, and Richard Matsingaba.

So much for this crazy idea. If I really want to look good, I must begin with taking care of my body. Thus, I got active in Zumba and see to it that I get enough sleep and a healthy plate during meal time. My wife also recommended  a facial soap that give me a better and whiter skin complexion that is not only safe but also budget-friendly. 

She explained that when it comes to your skin care, it is it important to use only an original and proven safe soap. The one she’s been using for more than a year now is Kojie.san, the first kojic acid soap to be commercially available in the Philippine market. Quality is almost synonymous to Japanese products. Well, if it's from the Land of the Rising Sun, it must be good, right?

My curiosity dragged me in front of the PC and Googled about  Kojie.san. I found out that it has a micro peeling effect, which makes it a potent whitening product.  It’s very safe because it does not contain any harmful chemicals. It is made of antioxidants and 100% all natural ingredients. The good news is for as low as P50, I was able to get two bars when I went to the grocery store yesterday.

And thus my Kojie.san journey begins. It’s time to redeem my former handsome ways and I’m very confident with this trusted brand which is definitely Japan, definitely Kojie.san.

Now, my thoughts why it is important to use only the original kojic acid soap. Never ever use on your skin, especially on your face, any product that has not been certified safe and effective and produced or distributed by companies not known in the beauty/ hygiene industry.

Koji.san products are proudly made by Beauty Elements Ventures, a company with a manufacturing plant equipped with the latest toll and packing technology that caters to an array of loyal clientele. Their Research Laboratory Facility is at the forefront of innovation and has established stringent quality control processes. The plant was designed to adhere to the parameters set by both the local Bureau of Food and Drugs (BFAD) as well as the international standards in manufacturing private labels.

In the hope that people will be more aware and be sure to beware of untrusted skin products, I am sharing below some of the not so pleasant things that might happen to you when your oh so precious face got some problems with unknown merchandise. 

You might need to get new identification cards since you are unrecognized in all the IDs that you are holding.


You’re pet dog might see you as a stranger.

You will no longer be identical with your twin sibling.

Changing the profile picture/s of your social media accounts will be on a regular basis.

You might land on the cover of the next Diary ng Panget book.  

I hope this post made you smile. If you have a Koji.san story to tell, please share it as a comment below or visit

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