Category: Life Stories

Lost Love is Still Love

Each of us has our own love story to tell. My love story happened many years ago. This is the story of my long lost love, my first love. I will name him Mark in this post (not his real name).

I met Mark when I was in college. We studied in the same school in Baguio City, but I was one year older than him. We used to be neighbors in Bonifacio Street. I remember I always see him every time he would pass by our boardinghouse. We became friends, just friends. It was his friend and roommate who got interested in me and courted me, not him. In as much as I didn’t want to hurt his friend, I rejected him because the feeling was not mutual. I liked Mark, not his roommate. His friend moved on quickly and courted another girl after I busted him.

I couldn’t stop thinking about Mark. I even had a favorite song for him that I kept on playing on my CD player. I never told my friends about my true feelings for him. I just kept everything to myself.

When the time came for him to move to Manila to pursue his dream of becoming a US Navy, I was so sad because I would never see him again. He left Baguio City and I was left brokenhearted.

One day I was surprised when I received a letter from him through snail mail. He told me that he likes me. I was so happy when I learned that he likes me too. I replied to his letter and I revealed my true feelings for him and mailed the letter immediately to him. I was so excited to receive his reply to my letter and so I waited for his letter every day. Communication was so hard at that time as there was no internet yet. Days, week, and months passed by but I never heard anything from him again. After many months of waiting, I finally gave up. I moved on and decided to get over it. We were never meant to be.

If it’s not meant to be, just accept it, move on and get over it…

Your Favorite Things

Your Favorite Things

Aimer, your favorite singer

I chose Your Favorite Things as the title as it is a cornerstone of the artist in her career.

With her deep unique husky voice, her cover of Lady Gaga’s Poker Face reached the top in the lead album chart for the jazz category in the iTunes Store and its album reaching second. Accompanied by this big jump, her start wasn’t actually an easy one. When she was 15, she damaged her vocal chords by accident but it soon was gradually treated with Silent therapy. Then when her voice came back it was new, different and was to be obsessed with. She entered the industry with mystery – her voice, identity, and style were distinct from others and thus would give anyone an experience they would ever remember in their lives.

Anime, the way to people’s hearts

Not only did Aimer sing for the masses but also for the enthusiasts. It became a sustenance for her career as it would always be there to be an strategic point to combine her music with culture. Her continuing popularity proved its benefits.

I just want to bring up her debut song Rokutosei no Yoru (Night of the Sixth Magnitude Stars) from No.6 anime.

The song evokes good memories and expresses the sadness of a farewell, but mixed with the hope of meeting that person again.
Rokutosei refers to the stars with the apparent magnitude  of 6.
In astronomy, magnitude measures the brightness of a celestial body.
The brighter an object appears, the lower the value of its magnitude, with the brightest objects reaching negative values.
Magnitude six stars are usually the limit human naked eyes can observe. But, only in a very dark sky and in places without light pollution.
So, these nights are the darkest, but also lighten by the dimly shining stars which represent the hope that always exists.
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Her songs Brave Shine and Last Stardust were some of the well known hits she made for an anime most likely to an adaptation of a game route called Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works. After Aimer finished the game she made both songs and gave them to the producer, one ended up as the Opening theme and the other as an Insert song in Episode 20 of the series. She also made songs for Bleach, Gundam Unicorn, Natsume’s Book of Friends and Vinland Saga.

Connections

Her position did not only ended up being a single singer but also had collaborations and mentions from many notable people. Some of the big names Aimer worked with were  Taka (ONE OK ROCK), Yojiro Noda (RADWIMPS),  TK (Ling tosite sigure) the Tokyo Ghoul OP singer, and chelly (EGOIST). All of her participation with them and other artists songs are compiled in her Daydream album. Aimer’s Kataomoi(One-sided Love) was also recommended in Twitter by Namjoon from BTS a popular K pop group giving her a well deserved attention from more people. Another plus is that she had a performance with Slovak Radio Symphony, an orchestra.

Revelations

Did you know she only revealed her face in 2016? Hidden behind the angles of the spotlight during her concerts and even the cameras avoided showing her face. And guess what, she wears glasses while singing live which all the more contributed to her shy and mysterious persona.

“Because my best feature is my singing voice, I wanted people to focus only on my music without prejudice by excluding other information because nowadays you can get various kinds of information quickly.” – Aimer

Another reason we see here is that in one time,”dry” voice like an adult, and “sweet” voice like a child, that voice a “DRY & SWEET”. She really appreciates it if her voice is described in that way and it also really comes close to her 2nd cover album entitled Bitter & Sweet.

The pseudonym Aimer (エメ, pronounced eh-meh) is a French word which means “to love”. She didn’t reveal her real name but she said that she’s from Kumamoto, Japan. She sings  jazz, pop, ballads, orchestral and rock. Aimer entitled herself as singer-songwriter. Read this blog for about her position in the music industry.

Other facts? In an early age, Aimer started well with music as her father was a bassist of a band. During her elementary years she played the piano. With the inspiration from different musicians she looked up to, she made a move to learn guitar in junior high. She also writes music in English has good authority on the language because of her experiences living abroad.

With all these information, I reckon that Aimer is like a flower blooming in the desert, amongst the parched barren sands, a different beauty is secretly hidden like a gem waiting to be found and be kept again in a grandiose of collection. Truly a mystery.

We await more of her concerts because she is only in her adult ages born July 9, 1990. Here are the tickets.

Thanks for reading!

A mother’s tale: Breaking the bondage of Overthinking.

I was staring at my 2 yr old child at 3 am as if I was caught in a limbo, and  in a brain fog so to speak. FEAR and the feeling of “what if’s” started to haunt and taunt me. There was an enormous contention of sorts running and engaging in my thought processes perhaps because of the feeling of inadequacy as if paralysis hit  me. I was numb for a moment looking at my child who has GDD, short for Global Developmental Delay. It was truly every mother’s nightmare.

I closed my eyes for a moment and envision her walking, running playing around tossing the ball, calling me “Mama”. It was something I have been waiting for..but whenever worry  grips me that seed of hope suddenly passes into oblivion. Overthinking turned me around and I know it ain’t getting me anywhere.

I wanted to break free and start life a new. My thoughts are not about me, my child, regardless of what life may lead her is the most precious treasure I could ever have. I love her to death, and any disability  will not make me lose that.

God’s promise in His word made me realize this which I almost forgot..

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I thank God for His mercy and enlightenment never fails. Truly I should steer my thoughts to be positive come what may. I realized it is not about my child,nor the situation, but rather it is how and what i think of  everything. It’s just about time to keep the ball rolling to a more positive outlook in life, hard but definitely doable.

HONGKONG-MACAU 2019

HONGKONG-MACAU 2019

Traveling to Hongkong-Macau is special to me because it’s my and our first time to travel with my girlfriend outside of the Philippines. But actually we’re not alone, we have her whole family with us. As the quote saying, “The family that stays together travel together” and yes indeed true. Why not. As Walt Disney said, “If you can dream it, you can do it.” and that’s what we did. We made it. VIOLA!!!!

Pre Departure: We stayed in front of NAIA Terminal 3

Yes, you read it right. We stayed in front of NAIA Terminal 3. But not literally in front of the airport. Hehehe. We just booked an AIRBNB located in front of the terminal so that it is hassle-free from all of us going to the airport since our departure was 7 am in the morning and also we have my girlfriend’s grandmother and her niece. So think of it, its quite hassle if we will coming from afar. Nice move right?

Boarding Time

Everything was smooth. We checked in, paid for travel tax and passed at the immigration. The immigration that everyone was afraid of. We’re lucky that our officer was kind and don’t have any questions at all. Just luck though.

We boarded on time. Thanks to Cebu Pacific. No delays at that time.

Touch Down (Hongkong International Airport)

Hong Kong International Airport is the commercial airport serving Hong Kong, built on reclaimed land on the island of Chek Lap Kok. The airport is also known as Chek Lap Kok Airport. The airport has been in commercial operation since 1998, replacing Kai Tak Airport.

What did we do in Hongkong?

Enjoy the enchanting view of Victoria harbour

The harbour is a major tourist attraction of Hong Kong. Lying in the middle of the territory’s dense urban region, the harbour is the site of annual fireworks displays and its promenades are used as gathering places for tourists and residents.

Visit 1881 Heritage

In a city that preserves its traditions while looking firmly to the future, 1881 Heritage fittingly combines historical attractions with more contemporary pursuits.

Visitors can shop for international fashion brands and enjoy fine dining on the grounds where pirates were incarcerated and a daily signal was watched by ships in the harbour as they prepared for long and treacherous trans-global journeys. Tradition and innovation, past and present, 1881 Heritage is a real Hong Kong experience.

Enjoy Hongkong Disneyland

I remembered back when I was a kid, I love watching Disney movies/cartoons. I bet when we say HongKong, every one of us will firstly think of the Disneyland in Hong Kong. Right? We enjoyed our whole day stay inside Disney land.  I keep on saying to myself that someday I will be back in here. And of course with my child hopefully. Because I know it was everyone’s dream.

Facts: Although HK Disneyland is smaller than that in other countries, the Adventureland section is the biggest Adventureland of any Magic Kingdom park around the world.

Visit the “Las Vegas of Asia”, MACAU

Traveling to Macau from Hongkong was just a quick 1 hour of travel via BUS. That’s why it’s a must.
FACTS:
Today, Macau (澳門) is formally known as Macao Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China. It is an autonomous territory, so even though it is officially part of China, it has its own currency and immigration policy, separate from that of mainland China or Hong Kong. In fact, even visitors from the mainland and HK will have to pass through immigration and customs check upon entering Macau.

Macau has a lot to offer. Some of the places that we visited are as follows:

  • Senado Square

  • The Parisians

  • Ruins of St Paul

Walking around Macau really amazed me because there are many Filipinos working and traveling there.  It’s really true that everywhere there is a Filipino.

So what are you waiting for? Travel now with your loved ones.

“Time is free but is priceless. You cannot own it but you can use it. You cannot keep it but you can spend it. Once you’ve lost it. you can never get it back.”-Marvey Mackay

Wearing too many hats. Choice or Decision?

Wearing too many hats. Choice or Decision?

Majority might think that the words decision and choice are the same. There is actually a difference between these two words. An article published by Forbes clearly tackles the Difference between deciding and choosing.

Part of our everyday life is to make decision and choice. The decision or choice we make will lead to either success or failure. We must carefully analyze every factor so we can come up with the best option as possible. We should always remember that distinguishing between decision and choice will make an impact in our lives no matter how small or big it is.

I still remember when I am  single all that matters to me are clothes, foods, friends, trips and my family. Being the youngest and the only daughter in our family, I always put my parents above anything else. I always make it a point that I’m present during doctor’s consultations or at least I can talk to the doctor via phone if I really can’t make it.  I love them and I have big plans for them once I become successful in my career.

There were a lot of challenges in my first career that it made me give up.  Fortunately, I was able to find a job that I like. It is something new to me and I am happy doing perhaps that’s the reason why I was able to climb up the corporate ladder. I experienced pains along the way yet I still managed to handle it because I love what I do. My bosses like me and my team adore me. Recognition given to me and the team became just a norm.

I am so relax with how well I managed my work and personal life. I am very confident that things will never change not until I became a mother.

Everything is happening perfectly to me. My life’s events are on track just the way I planned them to be;  from engagement, wedding and giving birth. I can say everything is a breeze because I have the best husband and supportive family.

Few week before I give birth, my boss asked me what will be the plan after my maternity leave. The “idealistic me” quickly answered, “we will just stay at my parent’s house and before my leave ends we will go back to the condo and look for a nanny. Sadly, it did not turn out the way I wanted it to be.

For 6 months, I worked on day shift and my husband worked on night shift. We had no helper so after work aside from taking care of my baby, I need to clean the house,wash dishes and pump milk. I breastfeed exclusively so I pump milk even during wee hours of the night because I needed to build my stash.

The set up that we had took a toll not only in our own careers but also to our health. I was always late and in a hurry. At the office, I crammed to meet deadlines. I passed the report and headed big projects without even checking if everything is correct. I am totally disappointed with my deliverable because I knew I can do better if I have ample time. In addition, my husband’s health was greatly affected too.

I resigned from my work and I became a full time house wife . It took me long to adjust to the “new me”. There was also a time that I pity myself and will do nothing but finish a whole box of  chocolate cookies in one sitting. Days passed that I will not take a bath and even brush teeth.  My self esteem and my weight decreased drastically. No one knows my predicaments except myself and I did not have plans of finding solutions for it.

One Saturday evening, while I was browsing my phone, I encountered this quote ” It is never too late to be what you might have been ” by George Eliot and I believe this paved the way for me to face reality and do something about it. I also realized that to find the real meaning of  happiness , we should start within ourselves.  Resigning from work entails a lot of consequences, it has pros and cons and it is just a matter of how you perceive things and how do you want to react on it.

I thought of the reasons why I resigned and it is all because of my loved ones. If they are happy and healthy so am I. The decision I made was carefully thought of and prayed for. It is my choice to choose them over my blooming career.

Now, I wake up with a grateful heart because I was able to do more. I never thought that giving up the corporate title will just open so many doors for me. I considered it a blessing that I was able to see things positively. Slowly, I turned my fears in to challenges, my weakness to my inspiration.

Now, I can wear different hats and give ample time for those roles without compromising the quality I would always like to deliver.

I am not a  manager now but at the end of the day I am  grateful that I am a mommy, wife, personal nurse of my father who is on dialysis, quality analyst to our family business and an entrepreneur. I might not be able to earn as much as before but the times I got to spend and help my loved ones  are truly incomparable.

It is not easy to give up work however priorities change over time and we need to weigh the pros and cons. My baby is growing fast, my husband is getting sickly and my parents need me more than ever.

INERTIA DAY DREAMING: How I broke out of it.

Let’s define first what is an INERTIA DAYDREAMER. (This is not an official term that you can find on the Internet; this was just made up to describe a certain feeling.) When someone has a lot of hopes and dreams but never did anything to make it come true.

A day to day life of an inertia daydreamer could some scrolling through their phone looking at someone else’s Instagram account or binge-watching youtubers showing their newly bought house wishing that they have that kind of life but all that they do is just daydream about that life and do nothing to get that life.

Continue reading “INERTIA DAY DREAMING: How I broke out of it.”

Common Misconception About a Chess Player

Sometimes, in a group of people, I do not disclose that I once played chess and that it was one of the best parts of my student life. Why? You might ask. Because it makes people set boundaries based on these wrong impressions:

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A chess player is smarter.

We are just like any average people who happen to know chess and considered it as sports. Just like an ordinary student, we need to spend hours studying our lessons to get that passing grades. So please, do not set your expectation too high.

A chess player is not sociable, hates physical activities.

I remember in one of our training, we needed to be ready at 4:00 AM for a morning lap and do some stretching. Yes, though chess is a mind game, we also need to ensure we are physically ready to endure long hours of competition.

We are good at memorization.

Well if this is true, then I should hate chess by now. Or better I should ask my coaches how this trick works. To be honest, I always find myself still struggling with memorization even after playing chess for 10 years.

So the next time you encounter a chess player be nice and don’t build that wall. Remember, we are just also human. 🙂

You may want to watch this cool video to see how “extra ordinary” are we.

Giants in the Bible, were they real or not?

Who were the Nephilim?

And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them,That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose… There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renownGenesis 6:1-2,4

Disagreement among  Bible scholars

Bible scholars are divided as to who were these Nephilim or Giants mentioned in Genesis 6:4. The Bible gives limited information about them; that they were the children of the sons of God who married the daughters of men, that they were the heroes of old before the great flood came.

Literally, the phrase “sons of God” refers to angels or heavenly beings, yet, some scholars refused to translate the  phrase that way because they believed that to translate the mentioned phrase literally would be a direct contradiction to the statement of the Lord Jesus Himself in Matthew 22:30 that angels in heaven will not marry.

The Godly and the ungodly lines of men

The bible scholars who refused to believe that these  Nephilim were not the offspring of angels and mortal women offered an explanation saying that these sons of God were the godly line of Seth the third son of Adam and Eve and these daughters of men  were the women from the  ungodly line of Cain the firstborn of Adam and the first murderer. They further explained that the Nephilim were not literal giants but were ordinary people with extremely evil character. They were the ones who caused evil to flourish in the time of Noah and thus brought judgment upon themselves.

The Bible supports the existence of real Giants

However, the “godly and ungodly” lines argument is proven to be weak. The Bible itself is supporting the more prominent view that the Nephilim were literal and real giants.

In Numbers 13:31-33, the Bible mentioned that the Israelites under the leadership of Moses refused to attack the cities occupied the Nephilim because their cities were too high and that they were just grasshoppers in the sight of these men.

It was Moses who killed King Og, the last giant king whose iron bed measured 15ft, thus putting the last kingdom of giants to an end. Deuteronomy 3:10-11.

There were giants in the later years but they were serving as mercenaries to ordinary kings because they no longer had their own land or kingdom. One of them was Goliath whom David killed.

What about the words of  Jesus that angels will not marry?

How are we going to reconcile this view that the Nephilim were the result of a forbidden union between mortal women and angels when the Lord himself teaches us that angels will not marry? Well, the Lord Jesus was very specific who are these angels that won’t marry in Matthew 22:30 – “the angels in heaven”. These are the angels who are obedient to Him. But Jude informed us in Jude 1:6 that there were angels who abandoned heaven and defy the authority of God. These were the angels who, like human beings, became slaves of sin.

 

 

 

“MATCHA MARSHMALLOW”

My kids love Marshmallow, and I like Matcha so I decided to make a combination of these two, and We loved it!

These Healthy Matcha Green Tea Marshmallows sure don’t need any food coloring to look this green, can you believe it?  These are naturally colored with matcha, naturally flavored with vanilla and almond extract, and naturally sweetened with agave nectar.

If you’re craving something sweet, sophisticated, and unique, but don’t want to consume a bunch of white sugar and corn syrup, then these mallows are for you!

Don’t let the word “healthy” turn you off.  These Healthy Matcha Green Tea Marshmallows are just as soft, fluffy, airy, and delicious as the storebought kinds.  And just as sweet, of course!

INGREDIENTS:

1 tablespoon matcha

1 cup + 2 tablespoons cold water

3 packets of gelatin

1 1/2 cups sugar

1/3 cup corn syrup

1/4 teaspoon salt

6 tablespoons powdered sugar

2 tablespoons corn starch

1 teaspoon oil

This recipe for UBER fluffy and cloud-like Healthy Matcha Green Tea Marshmallows is surprisingly fun to make and has just 6 ingredients… with no high-fructose corn syrup in sight!

Storebought marshmallows are made with three different kinds of refined sugars, genetically modified corn starch, and artificial food coloring.  Yes, there’s food dye in those white mallows.  Apparently, blue dye makes them appear more white. *rolls eyes*

DIRECTIONS:

1. In a mixing bowl, mix 2 tablespoons of water and 1 tablespoon of matcha until all lumps are gone.

2. Pour into the same bowl, 1/2 cup of water and sprinkle in the three packets of gelatin. Let it sit and bloom.

Meanwhile…

3. In a small pot, combine sugar (1 1/2 cup), corn syrup (1/3 cup), salt (1/4 teaspoon), and water (1/2 cup). Wipe down the inside of the pot with warm water so no sugar residue is left.

4. On medium heat, bring the sugar mixture to 240°F, using a candy thermometer. Take the sugar off the stove.

5. Go back to the mixing bowl with the matcha/gelatin mixture and turn the mixer on low speed. Slowly pour in the sugar mixture from the pot into the mixing bowl. Halfway through the pouring, switch the mixer to medium speed. Once all the sugar has been added, move to a high speed and let it whip for 8-10 minutes.

6. In a small bowl, mix 6 tablespoons of powdered sugar and 2 tablespoons of corn starch.

7. Prep a 9×9 baking pan by coating a thin layer of oil, then layering on parchment paper. Sprinkle on a thin layer of the combined sugar/corn starch.

8. After 10 minutes has passed, take a spatula and run it under warm water so that there’s some water on the spatula.

9. Transfer the marshmallow from the mixing bowl into the pan using the wet spatula. Wet your hands and press down on the marshmallow to spread it evenly.

10. Sprinkle a thin layer of the sugar/corn starch mixture on top.

11. Let it sit for 2-3 hours.

12. Once set, take it out of the pan and onto a board with a thin layer of the sugar/corn starch. Cut the marshmallow into small pieces using a pair of scissors. Coat all sides of the marshmallow with the sugar/corn starch to prevent them from sticking together.

And the result…

Tada…

This recipe for a small batch of matcha marshmallows makes just 8 marshmallows. They take just 15 minutes to whip up and then they set in a bread loaf pan for a few hours. A quick roll in powdered sugar (or more matcha), and you’re ready!

I would recommend this product to matcha lovers it is very easy and fun to make it is also healthy.

 

 

Sea side experience with my “X”

In my case, it was really surprising to meet my former girlfriend unexpectedly, But there’s even more surprising on that very rare moment with her.

Last month only when I accidentally met her at Baclaran area, She used to go there to buy some stuff for her business, She is also no longer a citizen here in the Philippines as she was already married to Taiwanese 7 years ago. Despite of a little nervous I never get shy to offer her my assistance in finding her stuff.

After about an hour, we’ve finally found what she needs but I invite her first for lunch and suggest to come back after. She just mentioned earlier that she really wanted to try seafood dish here in the country, I’m not familiar with the place but I previously heard about Seaside market and it’s only a pedicab away to get there. As we reached the place we see different kinds of fresh kinds of seafood on the ground floor which obviously a market area and we able to locate the restaurants at the second floor, I prefer to choose the bigger one to become us more comfortable and it’s also seem’s like we are the early bird of the day.

We get more excited when we see the menu they offer, the staff was very entertaining which made us try 6 different types of seafood; Alimango, Tanige, Squid, Oyster, shell food (forgot what it is) and Swahe. With their specialty listed on the menu, we order a half kilo per each type and its all serve after 30 minutes of waiting except swahe which I just order it late as additional. We really enjoyed the taste each serving, we also plan to invite some of our friends here in the future believing that this would be the perfect place for food trip and cheaper as I based it on their menu list it would only cost at about 1200 pesos.

And this is the moment which surprises me most, Upon receiving the bill having the amount of 2865 pesos, and finding out that there’s an additional 1700 charge for all fresh seafood which they took from the market and was only reflected on the receipt but not from the price reflected at their menu, and without telling us everything before we start making order especially they are aware that we’re having wonder at price for the first time. I don’t think it is reasonable on our part or at least they gave us a chance to choose our fresh seafood on the market.

Lesson received that day and sometimes its really hard to be a stranger in one place. I never start any arguments or even questioning the staff. We just request to take out the remaining food from my most expensive lunch ever and got another surprise, My “X” paid it all and we left the place with a smile.

 

 

 

A few ways on How to BE LATE – in everything

So, how to be late?! That is the question.

 

Snoozing our alarms for those extra 5 minutes of precious sleep. Dragging ourselves in the wee hours of the morning just to get ready for work. Rushing out our homes to our cars in order to be able to beat the traffic that seems so endless just so that we can arrive on time for school/work.

Ah..the “joy” of being early. Which sometimes feels more similar to a nightmare rather than a wonderful experience. Wouldn’t it be so great to just be able to curl up comfortably in bed without the worries of getting “late”?!

We’re always expected to turn up early on most situations, and that is a social norm. One is expected to be early at work, at school, at a doctor’s appointment, at parties even, etc. But you know what?! Life is short, so why don’t we try out something new aside from sticking to what is considered as “normal”?!

I don’t think that I’m the first person to ever make this kind of list but here are a few things (based on my own experience) on HOW TO BE LATE – in no particular order:

 

Sleep very late
– don’t even dare to close those eyes after 10 pm. Preferably until 3 am.
Alarms?!
– I heard its some sort of noise you can activate that can potentially ruin your sleep. No thank you!
Breakfast and coffee
– mmm.. Who doesn’t want some complete breakfast with coffee while reading the news in the morning?
Hot baths
– because we all deserve to have one every morning.
What to wear?
gently rummage through your closet and try on pieces until satisfied. Oh and match the shoes too! Gotta look perfect!
Hair & makeup
– for the ladies and who like to make themselves purdy, take your own sweet time until you’ve perfected that wing liner and hairstyle. Nothing worse than looking like a total beast once you step out of the house.
No bus for the kids
– cancel the bus schedule for kids so you can just pick and drop them yourself.. After you’re done with your morning routines of course!
Long routes
– why take short cuts when there’s traffic? Go for the long route instead and drive at your own pace.. Traffic-free!
Organized shmorganized!
– “organize” everything the next day before you leave home.. Total waste of time to do anything of those a day before. No rush man!
Walk
– what is running even? Why is there a need to be in a hurry? Stop and smell the flowers!! YOLO!!!

 

So, I hope you enjoy these few ways on how to be late in almost everything and hopefully would be able to apply in your own lives. Of course this list isn’t as extensive as others but you gotta learn things on your own along the way. And if you do, share the blessing because like they say…EARLY is for the weak! 😉

 

(DISCLAIMER: Here’s to hoping you got the joke!)

The life of Being an OFW is not easy.

Filipinos started dreaming to go out from the country to give the better life on their family. Thinking that you can give more financial assistance to your family, they think that if you are working abroad you are earning in a dollar, that is true, you are earning a dollars and you also spending in dollars too. Cost of living in the different country is higher than what we expected especially in the Middle East, America, Europe Country, and others.Adjustment is very important if you want to work abroad you will need to follow their culture and tradition of their country.

 

Being an OFW is a promise of the good life you get to earn more than you earn in the country. Leaving your Family is the hardest decision in many Filipinos, especially if you have children who need your guidance in their everyday life. Most of the parents choose to leave the country to sustain their everyday living we all know that in our country our salary is not enough to provide all the needs of our children especially the education.

Most of them have more than one job to be able to send a bigger amount in their Family.I am an OFW in Israel, I am working as a Caregiver, to think that I didn’t even take care of my father before he passed away. We most of the time sacrifice our life and time to other people because we know that we can earn from them but we don’t even realize that our parents are getting older and they need us to take care for them, but how we can do that, if we cant even sustain the needs of our family.

In other word being an OFW is not easy you need a lot of SACRIFICES and HARD WORK!