Shaken but not Defeated


I thank God every day of my life. He gave a work which I love. As an insurance claims processor I deal with cancer patients and their families daily. This encounter made me more thankful and appreciates life God gave me and my family. I have a deep sympathy with my patients because I know the burden they bear. I know how they feel, having a father who was diagnosed with gastric canter too two years ago. I can’t imagine the pain, the heartaches after knowing that my father has cancer. It seems that our family was tested and shaken but instead of getting stocked and hopeless, we fought and hold on together as one family, helped each other prayed for each other. By God’s grace and help, my dad’s operation went successful. He is now free from pain brought by the monster cells in his stomach. Our deepest prayer now that the cancer won’t recur as the doctor said it might come back after one to two years. Though chemotherapy was advised, dad refused it. We can’t do any but to respect his decision. Now, he is back to his normal life and routine. Praise God from whom all blessings flow.


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Different Types of Discipline

What type of disciplinary action are you taking your children? Is there any right way to rule them? Is spanking good or not? What is the basis when we say strict or not? These are the questions that really bothered me. It's like I am in the middle where I don't know where to stand. Honestly, many times I feel down and failed  in this area of my life as a mother of 3 children. I feel guilty most of the time which is I think that other mothers are feeling also.

Sometimes, I ask my parents how they raised us that made us a good children and not a burden to the community. I am presently struggling with my eldest now. She'll be turning eight this August and she already answering me back and will not listen to me. Now, I understand what our mother was feeling when we didn't listened to her before. I already tried to talk to her in a very calm voice but failed. I also tried to spank her every time she commits mistake and won't listen but I guess I just making her stubborn. That moment when you shouted already but still she won't listen? I feel like bursing! They said that I should treat her in different ways. I tried but still didn't get better. 
I know for sure that Its all our fault. When she came into our lives, all our attentions, love and care was only focused to her. We tried to give her everything she likes like a toy, dress and many more. But today that she already have 2 younger siblings, she started to feel jelous and bitter. Life is so much different now that we are growing in number. She just dont understand everything. There are also lapses in our part as parents because have different style of discipline. I am firm but hubby’s not. I just wish he is a great disciplinarian in the home but its very impossible. Every parents wants only the best for their children and I dont want my children to walk in the wrong road just like some teenagers now are facing. I know I still have much time to control her because she is just seven and I do believe that God would help me in this aspect. I am just very afraid that she would become rebellios enough to walk in her own. I ask God to give us knowledge and wisdom in raising our kids in the right way and in God’s way. 

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Dream Come True

Life is a matter of choice. Your future depends on how you build your dreams and finding ways to make it come true. Having a brand new car for me is a dream came true. We have been thinking it a million times before deciding to have it and finally last month we got what we wished for. I guess life would be happier and easy but I was wrong. Honestly, it gives me more headache and pressures. I cannot sleep well thinking about our monthly amortizations and other expenses. I dont know if Im just overthinking it. Though we have already planned  budget for the car but I cannot erase the ‘what if’ questions. Well, we choose it, we prayed for it then I must accept the disadvantages having a brand new car. However, in the brighter side of the situation. I am happy to see my children sitting comfortable in the car. We can now go wherever we want as family. I know spending time with them is the most important above all. I always have a guilt feeling inside me. I am working 8hours a day in the office and I dont have much time for my children. Having a road trip with my family is one way to fill those times that I supposed to spend with them  everyday. I know they will understand that I am working so I can buy milk for them. I thank the Lord for giving us the opportunity to have a brand new car. He allowed this, He will also make a way to provide our needs.

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Home Beautification

There's an old English proverb that says if you want to be happy for a year plant a garden (and, it goes on, if you want to be happy for life, plant a tree). Gardening is more than just a hobby; it is a means to get away from the stress of modern day life. Amidst the smell of earth and greenery, anyone can be relaxed and discover the true joy in this simple yet highly enjoyable and rewarding activity. Gardening can provide much more than adding beauty to your yard. Growing your own vegetable garden can do more than provide tasty produce. Gardening can improve health, save money and even boost mood. In addition to being a source of fresh, healthy produce, gardening can ease stress, keep you limber, and even improve your mood.

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Do you want your family to eat more fresh vegetables and fruit? Start a garden. If you're looking for an engaging outdoor activity that allows the whole family to participate, consider a family garden. From selecting your vegetables and flowers, preparing the earth and planting, and finally harvesting, gardening can be a wonderful way to involve your children in a healthy hobby you can all enjoy.

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If you have limited space & a green thumb, you can still create a beautiful garden by doing simple DIY or you can hire landscape maintenance. You need to make sure you are hiring someone who stands behind their work. If you find a company with a great warranty it will be a better value than doing it yourself. The most obvious benefit to landscaping is the beauty you get to enjoy all year round. Beautification of a home increases its value and keeping the residents safe and healthy.

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Keeping Your Home Safe

The family is our utmost legacy. They are the reason why we wake up each day. They are our source of happiness, comfort, and inspiration to work harder. We do the best we can to provide for their needs. 
According to Maslow’s Hierarchy of needs, the second block of human needs is safety and security after physiologic needs.  We need to make sure that our home is the place which is the safest place for our family. 

Unfortunately, we live in a world where everyone needs a home security system that protects our family from any threat or to keep our property safe. It also ensures that we are somehow protected from fire and other potential risks. You can also consult the professionals to conduct home security audit just to be sure if your home is invulnerable or not. We should install a security camera in our house. It will be helpful in keeping an eye on our home. 

I do agree that simply having the system installed gives you maximum security and makes you feel safe immediately, and peace of mind is a huge asset. 
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In the same hand, having a home security system installed increases your home value when it comes to selling your home. As a bonus, it also keeps your home protected throughout the selling process where some strangers will be inside your home.

Safety first in everything we do. Each one must be watchful and vigilant enough to some people may take advantage from us such as thieves and robbers. The crime rate is increasing dramatically in almost all places. It is probably the result of the global crisis. A security system is needed to be safe and secured in our respective areas to record every single transaction and for easy tracking of events.

Installing a home security system can be costly, but not investing one could cost you even more, or even it can cost your life or your family.






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Home Improvement, A Must-Have Investment

There is no place like home. Home is one of the most important parts of our lives. It is the place where we can find comfort after our long day at work or school. Home is the place where the family gets together. Everyone wants to make our respective houses a beautiful place. 

However, when it comes to home improvement, we tend to neglect this essential matter. Improving our home is an excellent and fulfilling investment we can do to live a high-quality life. It is often an exciting experience. We have our own choices and taste, and arguments too. It is imperative to choose a reliable interior designer or home improvement specialist, so you will know what the dos and donts are. When it comes in buying new appliances and pieces of furniture, make sure to check the quality and the reliability of the supplier- consider the delivery date and warranty services.

My sister is already planning for her home improvement, sometimes, she asked for my opinion. She already had in mind what to purchase for her home. Two of the things she likes most is an aluminum sink and a bidet toilet seat. She is so excited for her house to be fully furnished and be more functional even on the smallest part of the house. Everyone desires to have a home which we can call ours, right? Just like my hubby and me when we just got married, one of our ultimate dreams is to have our house and lot. Fortunately, after getting well-paid jobs, we saved some and make it come true. We are looking forward to renovation too. We just need to set a budget and also consider the things we need to purchase. The bathroom is my primary concern, just like my sister, I want a functional bathroom, and a bidet toilet seat is a must-have for me.
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One more thing, it is also vital to keep home safe. There are things you can do to make your home safe such as putting CCTV since breaking in are very rampant nowadays. Stealing incidents are very common in our place. Whatever the reasons these burglars have, we just have to be extra careful and be observant of our surroundings. 

A home can be comfortable when you want what is in it, most especially if you are with people you love. What more exciting when you have your own home is you can do whatever design you want, your home, your rule. Just keep few things in mind, listen to a little say of each of the residents in your home to make it more family-friendly. Investing in home improvement is a pleasant thing because this is where we create memories that would last a lifetime.

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It starts in the Home

My heart was crushed and torned upon seeing the news about the 2 year old girl who was raped, tortured like an animal, burned with hot water and some internal organs protruded in her anal area. This made a chaos in the socia media. This a very serious because the victim is just two years old and she really dont deserved to suffer this kind of torture that put her to death. I really feel sorry for the family of the victim. I know how they feel because I have also 2year old daughter. The suspect was said to be a’menor de edad’ but this should not be an excused not to be in prison. The group of teenagers who are alledgely using solvent are rampant in the society now. There should be an action about this. Children nowadays need to be taught how to be a good citizen and it should start in the home. It is the parent’s obligation to descipline, mold and guide their children in the right path. I don’t know how the parents of these teeagers are doing but there is the big impact if we are going to trace what kind of family they have. Creating the child’s behavior, attitude, attributes must starts in the home.

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Health is wealth

I always remember my mom telling us that we should take extra good care of our health because  health is wealth! Health is state of physical and mental well being. We need to stay healthy is order for us to work and earn a living for our family especially if we have children. As a nurse working in a hospital I witnessed and realized that we are all passing in this world and diseases will come no matter how hard we prevent them. It depends to our lifestyle and sometimes we acquire hereditary diseases. What we have now is the result of what we did in the past. So, we should start having a healthy lifestyle today so we can take care of our family and not paralyzing everything important in our lives. To have a maximum health and the absence of diseases should be our goal in order to fulfill our dreams in life.

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Save pa more!


I have read a lot of tips on how to save money specifically the Chinkee Tan’s Diary of a Pulubi. The tips are very practical and self explanatory. It is about daily living. Yes, it is very easy to understand advices but I don’t know why it is so hard to apply it. My year 2017 was a good one because I have saved a not so big amount but I am happy I was finally able to set aside some of my salary and other benifits my company is giving. If I would total all our expenses everyday, my salary is not enough to us especially having three kids. If I would stick to that reason saving is not possible to happen. I was able to cut off down some unnecessary things that would actually affects our finances. I can say that savings is one of the hardest thing a mother could do but when you are used to it, you will be surprised how much money you could have and you will get addicted with it. Haha

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Health and Beauty

Health & Beauty
Gluta-C Intense Whitening Original Lotion with SPF 25

Bring Your Skin into Light with Gluta-C Intense Whitening Original Lotion (with SPF 25)
It’s no secret that many Filipinas prefer fair, radiant and flawless skin. And I have to admit it, I tend to succumb to those products that promise a whiter and glowing skin.

One of the whitening products I highly recommend is the Gluta-C Intense Whitening Original Lotion with SPF 25. I consider this as one of my beauty staples because it lives up to its ability to keep my skin fair. So many brands today make so many promises, raise your expectations, and in the end only get you disappointed because of the lack of results, but this one is an exception. I got my supply of this from Takatack.com, this is like Lazada and is very reliable.

This lotion combines Glutathione, Vitamin C and Plant Extracts that intensely whiten skin. It also contains antioxidants from the Glutathione and Vitamin C, which prevent any skin damage due to the harmful rays of the sun and some inevitable environmental stress. 

In addition, this lotion from Gluta-C is made for advanced skin nourishment with Vitamin C, E and shea butter, which deeply moisturize the skin. All these ingredients improve not just the skin tone but also helps reduce signs of premature aging such as skin dullness, fine lines, dryness, and wrinkles. Now, that’s an awesome deal!


What I particularly like about this product is that I don’t feel icky whenever I apply this. It’s light on the skin because of its non-greasy formula and it quickly absorbs into the skin and leaves no sticky residue at all. Another remarkable thing about this lotion is its effective sun protection with SPF 25. I can fully enjoy the outdoors as it protects my skin from harmful UV rays that cause skin aging and sunburn.

Overall, the Gluta-C Intense Whitening Original Lotion (with SPF 25) is a superb lotion for those who want to achieve a lighter complexion, avoid dark spots, and have smoother and moisturized skin.

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