Friday, January 31, 2014

#GLOBEProjectWonderful2014: Livelihood for Filipino

On the news the other night was another violent demolition at Agham Road in Quezon City. The problem in urban poor and illegal settlers have been ages now. It's been ages but no best solution have ever been formulated. I wonder why? What went wrong? What's lacking our Government? What Philippines don't have right now?

Those are the questions that are running in my mind whenever I am watching such violent scene. It's like history repeats itself and it's a recurring problem. How can we ever end poverty? This push me to write about #GLOBEProjectWonderful2014.

“If there is one thing you can give to the Philippines, what is that gift?”

Financial help will never be enough. Come to think of it. Local governments always give financial helps that the settlers will accept. They will then be moved to the relocation areas where they will have their own homes. But after sometime, they will go back to the city and choose to be an illegal settler again. Why? Because again financial help is not enough.

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Thursday, January 30, 2014

Frozen: I love Olaf!

Olaf! Olaf! Olaf! I am frozen with you!

photo source: fanpop

Do you love him too?
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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Never Too Late to Learn Music

One of my childhood dream to learn how to play a piano. That's apart from my wish to have a golden voice, haha. Unfortunately, I never got a chance to learn how to play a piano since we don't have one at home that time. I envied my classmates who can afford to go to a piano class that time. My late father  promised me one but that just remained as promise. In short, I am a frustrated pianist. 

photo source

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Monday Inspiration: Life Need Not To be Perfect

Here's our late Monday Inspiration on a Tuesday =)

Inspiring and Wisdom Quotes
photo source:

Have a great week ahead of you guys!

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Monday, January 27, 2014

Monthsary Monday + Homeschooling Update

Hello monday! Would you believe that it's the 27th day of January already? Time is running so fast right? And today is our 126th monthsary, just 6 months away from our 11th year of love and 6th year of togetherness =)

It seems like only yesterday, Daddy and I were just friends walking around the campus. Doing research papers, working on problem sets and projects, and sharing our secrets, haha. But look us now, and many of the people who knew years back are surprised to know that we are what we are today. Maybe I need to change the title of this to "wayback Monday." Lol.

Seriously, even if many people believe that we have a perfect relationship, no we don't have. We don't always wake up in the morning with the same likes, interests and so on. We argue sometimes and most of the times I ended up so pissed off that he never got angry. Oh yeah, that makes me feel so mad, his silence. But no, before you judge me being a nagger, no I am not. I used to always manned him, maybe because I just want what is best for him. But when a storm hit us that almost ruined our relationship, I learned my lesson. I should trust him and let him do his works. There's no wrong in making mistakes anyway, and I know I need to let him be what he wants to be. I can't change him, that's it.

Oh, enough of the wayback Monday, alrighty? Going back to the present. I know that there will be more storms that will come. There will be more tests to pass. But one thing is for sure, that deep in our heart our love will never fail us. Cheesy??? Haha!
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Saturday, January 25, 2014

Not so Well Saturday + Carrot Juice

Hello everyone. It's a still cold sunny Saturday morning. What a lovely day but I am not feeling well. 

Since yesterday, I am feeling bloated and feels like vomiting anytime. It looks like I am having indigestion. Worst is that Matt experienced the same sickness too. He kept on vomiting and anything solid he takes, he'll pour it out. Then he started to feel a little hot. Being the paranoid mom, I forgot what I feel and do my mommy duties.

That's always Matt's weakness. He's always a happy, hyperactive kid. He seldom gets sick but when hyperacidity attacks him, he's down. So what to do, he needs to eat so he can take medicine. He needs something to digest that he will not vomit. 

Then I remember what we did the last time he experienced this sickness. I asked Daddy to look for carrots inside the refrigerator. Unfortunately, he already cooked all our carrots and that we didn't go to the wet market just yet. Imagine my disappointment when I heard that. We badly need a piece of carrot so Daddy went out to buy carrots but the nearest stores, which are already closed by that time. He went back without any carrots and that Matt kept on vomiting. He's asking for water but he vomit that too. Poor little boy. Everyone of us at home are all worried. This makes me told him "Anak, mangulit ka na lang please. Wag na ganito. Sige na di na ako magagalit." The boy has no energy and just lay down on our bed, and it breaks my heart.

I cannot stand what I am seeing so I ask Daddy to search for carrots. I told him maybe the stores near the Church are still open. He agreed and immediately went out. After few minutes, he went home with carrots. Thank God. 

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Friday, January 24, 2014

Thankful Friday + A Week's Little Update

Hello, I'm back after being missing in action for what, 2 days? I tried to write a post several times but after clicking the "New Post" button something always pop up, lol. Just like now, I'm typing writing this post but there are things I need to attend to that's why my mind is being interrupted, I can't think well. So please bear with me alrighty?

So how's your week? Mine is super busy but productive. That I wish I have extra hours each day just for rest, hehe. Yesterday was a holiday here in Bulacan. I thought I can take more sleep in the morning. But because I have received several inquiries at our page so I have to wake up and work on those orders, check payments, and prepare the items for shipping. We also have 3 schedule meet up/deliveries yesterday. That's why I don't get a rest even on holidays.

No, I'm not complaining. In fact I'm thankful that's why it's thankful Friday today. I just hope I can take a real rest without thinking too much. A day to relax and be just a couch potato. Nevertheless, the fact that I'm busy means I am blessed. So who am I to complain. Am I making sense? Haha...

I haven't talk about my goal this year. It's still the same, to be a work at home mom. Honestly, I don't plan a lot and I am not discipline enough to stick with my list of plans. That's why my motto is to go with the flow. I am so sure that as long as I put God first and follow all His wills, I will never be lost. I will get what my heart desires in the right time.
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Tuesday, January 21, 2014

A Weekend without House Help

I grew up without any house help at home. That's why I wonder how my mother managed to run our household of 3 children and a full time work out side home. She did all the house chores from cooking, washing dishes to laundry, cleaning the house. Galing di ba?

Moving to the present, we hired a house help/yaya at home since Daddy A and I are working full time. I think this is one of the disadvantages of living independently away from our home town. If only we live just few blocks away from my parent in law then this would never be a problem for us. Who doesn't love to stay in a place where you grew up, close to all your family and relatives. But this what life gave us so we need to embrace it and be happy with what our current situation is. Anyway, we are blessed so I need not to complain right?

Here's the real story. Since our house help needs a rest too, we allowed her to take the weekend off to go home. When we went home from work last Saturday, our home is a big mess. With no house help, what can I do but to do all the chores. Look who's enjoying the mess.

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Monday, January 20, 2014

Monday Inspiration: To be Happy with what You find

It's another brand new week. Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. Here's our Inspirational for the week.

Inspirational Quote
source: Stylebizz

Have a great and blessed week ahead!
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Saturday, January 18, 2014

The Gratitude Project

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Friday, January 17, 2014

Lazada launches mobile shopping app for iPhone and iPad

Hello everyone! Many are hooked into online shopping nowadays. It gives us the ease of buying what we need without going through a lot of stress like traffic, mall crowd, etc. And for those who have iPhone and iPad who also wants to  Lazada mobile shopping app in your gadgets, here's a great news =)

From the Press Release Kit:

Philippines16th January 2014Lazada, Southeast Asia’s biggest online shopping mall, today announced the expansion of its mobile repertoire with the launch of an app for iPhone and iPad across the region. This launch follows Lazada’s recent investment round of approximately US$ 250 million from investors including retail giant Tesco.

The success of Lazada’s app for Android has prompted the creation of this new app for both iPhone and iPad. Fully optimized for iOS 7, the app allows on-the-go shoppers to seamlessly navigate Southeast Asia’s broadest brand and product assortment across several categories including consumer electronics, gadgets, apparel, shoes and accessories. Customer experience and convenience have always been the highest priority at Lazada and this app launch further adds on to this by offering:
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Thursday, January 16, 2014

Photostory: That Look!

I don't know what's with Matt now but his favorite expression when taking his photo is like this!

What is that look? Can you help me guess?
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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Out with the Old, In with the Clean: What Every Mom Should Know in 2014

It's the 15th day of January, time passed by for fast no? Kaka-New Year lang then Valentine's day na. Ay, there's the Chinese New Year pa pala on January 31st and it's a holiday, hurray! (For the complete list of 2014 Philippine Holidays, please go here.)

Oh, this post is not about holidays talaga but who doesn't love holidays ba kasi? Anyway, got here some mommy tips about what we should know in 2014, only from Absolute Pure Drinking Water.

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Tuesday, January 14, 2014

New Year, New Business

If there's something I am so thankful for 2013, it's a better family relationship. If you remember, I have posted something not so good going on within our family (my family side). My brother and I used to be not in good terms because of,  even if it's so shameful to admit, money. I will not go into more details anymore because I want to leave what had happened behind and move forward to a best 2014. 

What's important is that my brother and I had patched our differences and has a much better relationship now. Actually, he lives with us. Thank you very much to my understanding husband, Daddy A. Anyway, enough of the drama because I am happy to share that my brother has become more responsible now and in fact he, together with one of our cousins, ventured into business.

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Monday, January 13, 2014

Monday Inspiration: 7 Steps to Happiness

Happy Monday! Here's our inspirational quote to start our week.

Inspirational Quotes, 7 Steps to Happiness
7 Steps to Happiness
source: Life Inspirational Quotes

7 Steps to Happiness

Think Less, Feel More.
Frown Less, Smile More. 
Talk Less, Listen More.
Judge Less, Accept More.
Watch Less, Do More.
Complain Less, Appreciate More.
Fear Less, Love More.

Have a blessed week ahead!
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Sunday, January 12, 2014

Short or Long Hair?

If you notice, I'm always with short hair. It's not that too short though.

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Saturday, January 11, 2014

Matthew's Jolly Day at Jollibee Kiddie Play Area

I can't recall exactly how Matthew fell in love with Jollibee. It must have been the Jollibee dance video he used to watch when he was still a baby. That time he fondly called Jollibee "Jabee", when he can only say 2-syllable word. But now he can say "Jollibee" clearly, and even the "Jolly spaghetti", "chicken joy", "burger fries", "sundae",  so on. And would you believe he also know the new creamy Mashed Potato and sweet Buttered Corn?

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Friday, January 10, 2014

Matthew's McQueen Cars Outfit

This is a very late post already since Christmas was over. Anyway, it's better late than never. So here's Matthew's McQueen Cars OOTD last Christmas!

You've probably seen this set we bought from the Big Garment Sale.

McQueen Cars Shirt and Shorts set

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Thursday, January 9, 2014

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Home Improvement Plans for 2014

Last month, or should I say last year, we planned to buy a new sofa set and a new bed. We bought a new bed so that Matt can have his own space.

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Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Homeschooling: Learning + Fun

Lately, I failed to give an update on our homeschooling journey. Honestly, our homeschooling schedule is not as often as before. My work and online shop get me so busy that I failed to give at least an hour to give way to our homeschooling. But not only that, I realize  I am  getting obsessed with homeschooling Matt. Almost forcing him to write and read. Unintentionally, I put pressure on him to learn fast. Yeah, I know, I shouldn't do that. He's only 3 but he knows so much for his age without proper schooling. He loves to learn at his own will. So I should really be thankful for that.

That's why I never force him now. I let him enjoy his toddler years. He loves puzzles so I buy him more puzzles with McQueen cars design. That makes him so so happy.

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Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Choose to Shine with Pantene

I want to thank sis Tet of Cute and Dainty for sharing how to get a free Pantene special treatment #choosetoshine kit through BDJ.

Pantene's #choosetoshine

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Monday, January 6, 2014

Monday Inspiration: Be Quiet

Happy Monday! Let me share this reminder with you guys.
Inspirational Quotes - Kindness

Stay positive and be happy!
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Sunday, January 5, 2014

Photostory: Our First Family Photo for 2014

Just sharing our first family photo for 2014.

Our First Family Photo for 2014
All in red for good luck! Our 2013 is such a blessed year and I'm praying for another blessed 2014 for our family and yours!

Have Blessed Sunday everyone!
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Saturday, January 4, 2014

My First Zalora Experience

I already told you about my first Zalora loot. I feel that that is not enough and would love to share them all to you (since Daddy Allan already took a photo of each, yey!). 

As you all know, I love online shopping. I usually shop for baby stuffs for my shop, yarns, craft supplies and so on. This is the very first time I shop for apparels like shoes. Actually, I'm afraid to buy those which requires sizes. What if they don't fit me? It will be so stressful to deal with the merchant on how to settle the issue right?

Luckily, with Zalora I had a very smooth and hassle/stress-free transaction. But I must admit, I am a little nervous with the idea that the sizes I chose won't fit me. Thank God they perfectly fit me. Here they are!

Creme Emy Flats (black), PhP 199.00
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Friday, January 3, 2014

Welcome 2014!

Ang bilis! Yun na yun? New Year na, 2014 na. Good bye 2013!

This is a late post na and I think I still have the vacation hang over. Since we didn't got the chance to take a real rest, Daddy and I were a bit sick.

The minor home improvement at home kept us so busy during the holidays. Nevertheless, we are happy with how things turn out. I asked Daddy to take photos of what kept us busy but he hadn't taken any photo yet e. I'll show them to you one of these days. Uy, please don't expect much because it's really a minor home improvement.

Let me just share what we did days before the year ends.

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Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Happy New Year 2014!

Greetings from our Family to Yours!

May God bless us more with happiness, joy, contentment and peace. We would like to thank you all for keeping this blog alive. Thank you for the continuous support and trust.

Happy New Year! Be positive and stay happy!

We love you!!! -  Mommy Maye, Daddy Allan and Little Matthew
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