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 unnessesaries 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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Happy Holidays

It was not a very happy Christmas for us because of the problem we are facing with regards to papa’ health. It is not easy to accept things that you really don’t expect. However, this is not an excuse that we cannot thank God for all the things He has done. For we all know that everything happens for a reason. He indeed the reason for the season. New year is only 1 day to go. I thank the Lord for the year 2017 for all the things happened to us God is always there to help us in all our endeavors. My wish for now is for my dad’s complete recovery and restore his health to the fullest. Happy new year everyone!

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The Application of Physics in Our Daily Lives

The Application of Physics in Our Daily Lives

For some students, Physics is an intimidating subject. Physics, being the science of how things work makes it a diverse and complex subject as it deals with matter, energy, motion and force, their properties and how they interact with each other. We may not realize how much physics is involved in our daily lives, but as parents or teacher, we can make each of our students realize just how much physics is applied daily.

Learning about Physics and acing the exams may be intimidating or even be a bit daunting for students who could be struggling in the subject. Tutorial schools such as Smile Tutor can offer just the right amount of guidance and teaching to help students chase their fears away and be confident in taking up the lessons and exams that comes with it. By visiting their website or sending a physics tutor request at https://smiletutor.sg/physics-tuition/, you get to receive vital information on how we can help you or your child with our tutoring services. 

So, how does Physics affect our daily lives? 

When you drink a cup of hot coffee, chocolate or tea, we use heat. Heating is increasing the temperature of water, in this case. Heating is used in many industries, such as creating materials from jewelry to tools to big manufacturers creating engines and car parts. In cooking, our food undergoes chemical reactions under heat which is then converted to mechanical energy.

When you make an ice cream, it undergoes what we call a freezing point and demonstrates a wide variety of phenomena. These may include Boyle’s Law, Newton’s Law of Cooling and young’s Modulus. Who knew that a simple ice cream making can involve such Physics?

When you walk or jog, the motion or movement is part of the laws of thermodynamics and mechanics. You don’t slip or fall down because of traction or friction which is the roughness or resistance caused by the road surface and soles of our shoes. If you slip, let’s say because of a wet floor or even a banana peel, you experience reduced friction. The use of brakes also uses friction.

Fruits, such as apples fall from the tree to the ground, and when we jump, we don’t go as high and easily fall back because of the earth’s gravity or gravitational pull that draws us back to the surface. Balloons, however, are lighter than air, and that’s what makes them float. 

When we hear the sound of an alarm, listen to music or when we speak, we produce sound properties which are studied in physics. The technological advances we get to enjoy are all designed on the principles of physics such as smartphones, computers, airplanes, televisions and much more. Anything that involves heat, sound, electricity, magnetism etc. are all connected to physics. 

There are much more applications of physics in our daily lives than what meets the eye. Like what they always say, this is only the tip of the iceberg. By learning and understanding howPhysics works, you get to understand how the world around us works and answers all the what, why, how where and when.

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Scenic Spots of Los Angeles



Scenic Spots of Los Angeles

The list of number of scenic spots and vacation rentals in Los Angeles is as large as the city itself. One can easily spend days on end exploring just the museums alone without even having glance at the Hollywood section. The beaches and lakes are other special places which also need looking into. With so much to see and do in this getaway metropolis, we have done careful research and narrowed our search down to these extremely beautiful scenic places just to make it easy for you to see Los Angeles in the limited time you may have.

Set your sights on Hollywood

Los Angeles and Hollywood have always gone hand in hand. Celebrities from the glamour world are never too far away in this chic city. A mere walk down the Hollywood Walk of Fame will bring you up close to more than 2400 figures from the world of entertainment all showcased in individual letters of gold. The Chinese Theatre is a must for film fans, especially the hand and footprint section of the famous stars. Hollywood may not have the glitter and glitz of past, but even today retains its star quality.

Study the Getty Center masterpiece

With a location on the top of hill which could be the envy of any museum in any part of the world, the Getty Center has so many impressive collection of works, that it covers almost the entire history of art pieces under a single roof. Apart from some spectacular paintings by Rubens and some Impressionist pieces from Van Gogh, Cezanne, Monet and Renoir to name a few, there is a classical photography section which makes the visit to this awesome place worthwhile. The sculpture buffs will be delighted to view the Miro and Moore statues in the garden of sculpture.

Go and splurge at Rodeo Drive

There is no better place on the whole planet where one can fulfil all the shopping dreams at the best shops than on Rodeo Drive, LA. There are few persons who can venture out to actually purchase anything at Rodeo Drive, such high are the price tags, but that doesn't deter anyone from doing window shopping. A walk along the multi million Two Rodeo walkway will bring you up close to simple tourists as well as the high spenders.

Pay a visit to the Wayfarers Chapel

Surrounded by extreme beauty, the Wayfarers Chapel has always something special taking place all the time, be it a wedding, baptism or a memorial service. Located in Rancho Palos Verdes, this chapel overlooks the Pacific Ocean in a grove of towering redwood trees. This fine structure, made up entirely of glass and stone by the renowned organic architect Lloyd Wright in late 1940, showcases the best example of a little chapel envisaged as a resting point for wayfarers who wished to stop to meditate and pray to God. Today the Chapel stands out like a shining jewel on the dust knoll with the blue Pacific glistening in the background.

Get mesmerized by the Abalone Cove Shoreline Park

Located in Rancho Palos Verdes as well, the Abalone Cove Shoreline Park presents some of the most stunning images of cloistered tide pools especially at sunrise. There is a wide variety of marine life to be seen and the State Ecological Preserve, making it a instant hit with children.The reserve comprises of two beaches, Abalone Cove and Sacred Cove which both offer beautiful views of dramatic crisscrossing trails. A parking area nearby offers public enjoyment facilities like picnic tables,restrooms for optional use by paying an entrance fee.

Enjoy the views from Mount Baden-Powell

Originally called Mount Baldy, Mount Baden-Powell got its new name in 1931 after Lord Robert Stephenson Smyth Baden-Powell, the founder of the Boy Scout movement.This popular peak in the San Gabriel mountains, provides lovely views of the Mojave desert and Los Angeles Basin area. Hiking is very popular here, where trekkers pass through different eco zones, especially the 2000 year old pine forests which occupy the pride of place on the top of the ridge. The mountain is accessible round the year, with the summer months requiring additional supplements of water when climbing.

Browse around at the Last Bookstore

With physical bookstores dying out in dozens day by day because of the advent of e-books and Internet, visiting this largest new and secondhand bookstore in California is indeed a revelation. The outlet, till this very day, continues to buy, sell and trade in books as was the fashion in the hey days. The two floors offer a unique collection of over 250,000 books, both new and used, including a rare book annexe. The Last Bookstore is now the biggest independent bookstore in the whole world, occupying a large retail area in a Victorian setting, in a mission to keep the paperback book culture alive.

Watts Towers

These exquisitely sculptured towers, were created by an Italian immigrant, Sabato Rodia, over a period of 33 years from 1921 to 1934 and are situated in the Los Angeles Watts community. This monumental piece of architecture are made of a steel core, wrapped in iron mesh and plaster with mortar. The inlay has been completed with glass, tiles and rocks. While the foundation is just 14 inches deep, the tallest of the towers rise to a height of nearly a hundred feet, making it a true construction marvel.


In the end, this put together list of the best scenic spots keeping the perspective of Los Angeles in mind, will be perfect to do something on a lazy afternoon in the city.

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My Journey to Ailee’s Birth

I am fortunate enough to have the opportunity to work in a hospital where I can avail health benefits as well as my dependents and my parents, without paying a single peso in the bill when discharge. It includes giving birth in the hospital but I decided to have a home birth instead. Some people were asking/questioning me why I decided to do so knowing that I already knew the risks. The following are my own reasons;

First, I am confident enough that my own sister who is a licensed nurse midwife will be the one to assist me in my delivery. A dream come true. She had been assisting thousands of pregnant mothers already here in the Philippines, India, Saudi Arabia, Libya and Africa. She was dealing many  difficult and high risk patients so I guess handling me is just easy for her. 

Second, We have also midwife friends who will be assisting too and that gave us more confidence.


Third, I have a complete paraphernalia/things needed for my delivery that includes the newborn care, immunizations and even ambu bag for resuscitation but I never expect it to be used. Ambulance vehicle will be on standby in case of emergency.

Forth, I had a complete prenatal check ups with an OB consultant and in maternity clinic. I made sure that I have normal results in all my labs and ultrasound.  Everything was  normal except for my UTI that it took a while to be treated.

Lastly, The comfort of giving birth at home is amazing There are no restrictions on how family members or friends that can be present. You can eat or drink as you wish prior to delivery. You are able to walk around freely. You can choose the delivery position that's right for you. 

Let me share with you my second home-birth experience. I am not encouraging pregnant to do the same. Hospital delivery is  advisable. I will just give you a glimpse of my successful home delivery.

I am on my 38th and 2 days and at around 3 clock in the afternoon I noticed a small bloody show in my undies I immediately told my sister because it signifies that I am in an early stage of labor. To make sure that everything is normal, I went to an Ob-Gyn doctor with my other sister for evaluation and last ultrasound. I was 3-4cm then and everything was normal only my water started to get low and that I should give birth as soon as possible. I started to feel pain but still very tolerable. My sister already prepared  everything and the setting where I will   give birth a week before my big day. 
A pose with my sister. Thank you sis for the love and care! 'peace' even though I’m in pain.
I was 4-5cm this time


Such a sweet little Ate, she always hug and kiss my tummy whenever she has a chance.
My sister, my nurse/midwife is always by my side throughout my labor to monitor me and my baby. 


I did squatting exercises in our terreace! my kiddos was there for me throughout my labor and delivery. 


I do squatting and other exercises in our terrace to help my labor progress faster. 



That moment na you're about to give up and become hopeless because of the pain? Pero life must go on! kaya natin to anak! This photo was taken around 11pm and I was 7-8cm. Pain escalated already my scale was 8 from 1-10.



Hallelujah! @ 1:19am October 10, 2017 I gave birth to my third child Ailee Gynelle. The pain during transition was intolerable and unbearable.Thanks God I made it. I only gave my one very strong push and Ailee came out. Just never mind my shout! 'Mura juwg baka! haha


After I got stable, It's time for newborn care and newborn exam. While I was having my rest, Ate did the exam and sole tracing. 
 
Oh she got that one seat apart digits from me! haha

That small wheel completes her BCG immunization. 

Ailee's first bath! with the super Ate Gyndy who can't wait to carry her small little sister.

First of all I thank the Lord Almighty for making this birth a successful one. I cannot make it without Him giving me strength and endurance. To my sister, my hero for giving her 100% energy, her tender love and care, her touch soothes the pain and for assuring that everything will be okay. Salamat kaayo te sa memorable experience with you as my nurse midwife and I am the spoiled patient. Thank you also Ate Susan, Ate Elsa and Ate Ermie and Aya for your all out support throughout my pregnancy, labor and delivery.



"There is an appointed time for everything. And there is a time for every event under heaven-- A time to give birth and a time to die; A time to plant and a time to uproot what is planted.…"
 Ecclesiastes 3:1










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No Bark Collar by PetGishi

Are you annoyed with the non-stop barking of your dogs? Though barking iѕ соmmоn tо аll dоgѕ, thiѕ mау juѕt diѕturb уоur ѕlеер whiсh iѕ ԛuitе mаddеning. Bаrk Cоllаr iѕ аn еаѕу tо uѕе nуlоn соllаr thаt ѕignifiсаntlу rеduсеѕ уоur dоg'ѕ еxсеѕѕivе bаrking.
Anti bаrk соllаr by PetGishi iѕ idеаl fоr dоg lоvеrѕ whо wаnt tо trаin thеir реtѕ withоut giving thеm any hаrm. 
Thiѕ iѕ аlѕо uѕеful fоr thоѕе dоg оwnеrѕ whо hаvе ѕtriсt nеighbоrѕ that рrоhibit unwаntеd dog bаrking аѕ wеll аѕ tо thоѕе реорlе who hаvе nеighbоrѕ living in proximity to your courtyard.
Thiѕ iѕ rеаllу wоrth thе buу fоr аll dоg aficionados because it allows thеm tо еаѕilу trаin thеir реtѕ frее frоm аnу dаngеr. Mоrе ѕо, it оffеrѕ vеrу helpful аnd соnvеniеnt features уоu will ѕurеlу lоvе. It iѕ vеrу easy tо uѕе. All уоu hаvе tо dо is tо fоllоw thе mаnuаl thаt is inсludеd whеn уоu рurсhаѕе thiѕ dоg соllаr by PetGishi



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Pregnancy unusual pain

I am so near to my due date! I am on my 30th weeks of pregnancy. I can feel all the pressure now brought by heavy weight descending baby who is about to come out in 2 months time. I know discomforts that I feel right now is part of pregnancy sacrifices. I just wondered why I feel so much pain on my lower abdomen that runs already on my legs. I can hardly stand up from bed because of the pain sometimes its hard to walk too. Thanks to God that the pain is tolerable though it brought so much disturbance to my daily routine. The pain will escalate if I have a full bladder that is why I pee every time even I don't have the urge to. God please keep me strong for my little one. I know I can make it until the day of my delivery.


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