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Thursday, June 29, 2017

6 Ways to Boost Self-esteem


We all want a high self-worth. I mean, who doesn't right? High self-esteem is being able to appreciate ourselves for who we are. With high self-esteem comes a simpler, happier and fulfilled life. We all want that, don't we?

Are you feeling a bit down lately? Don't worry, my friend, you're not alone! But hey, let's not let that feeling dominate our being, alright? Try these to help boost your self-esteem.

1. Trust yourself
If you don't trust yourself, who would? Low self-esteem happens when we question our capacity. Teach yourself to never doubt your potential. Yes, you have potential! Believe that! All you have to do is figure out what it is and start improving that skill.

Monday, June 26, 2017

Sunday School: The Waiting Game


I may not have mentioned this before, but I am a Sunday School teacher for the youth department in our church. I teach them about the basic Bible truths - what we believe and why we believe it. Our youth department is a group of teens and young adults aged fourteen to twenty-six years old if I'm not mistaken.

Since my (let's just say) students are youth, I try to be as perky as I can be while teaching. Yes, to the point that I become too corny already, lol! That is because I believe that you can mix fun and learning.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Thursday Thoughts: What Kept us Busy Recently?

I just realized that my last blog post was seven days ago already. I've not written anything for this week yet. Where was I? I guess I took another short hiatus, lol! Kidding aside, the main reason why I couldn't write often now was that our youngest sister is not here anymore, she's back to schooling after taking a pause for one school year.

Now, I can only write when someone is taking care of Nate or when he's sleeping. And that's fine, I mean, I don't see any problems with the new set up. After all, this blog is about our lives and our parenting journey. There's no pressure at all. :) But of course, I still try to blog as often as I can because this is what I love to do.

For this week though, here are the things that kept us busy at home.

I spent the entire day off last Monday with Nate. We slept, read and played. Monday is supposedly the day for me to catch up on my blogging but I didn't do it this time. Our room was a mess and I didn't care, I just wanted to rest and have more time with Nate.

In our messy bed, my grumpy #wokeuplikethis face, and no, that's not eyeshadow, that's black eye! I don't know how I got that, maybe Nate threw something that hit my eye, lol! 

Thursday, June 15, 2017

WAHM Tips: The Importance of Having a Back Up When Working at Home


Real talk: not all who work from home have a control over their time. I am among those who work at home with on a scheduled working hour. I have to be online Mondays through Fridays from 9 AM to 5 PM US Eastern time (that's 9 PM to 5 am PH time during daylight savings and 10 PM to 6 AM during standard time).

Here's what happened yesterday: it rained hard around 4:30 to 5:30 PM, just a few minutes after we went home from the grocery store. Yay, bed weather is coming! We were all happy for the rain since it was too hot yesterday. Everything was great until we had a brownout. Apparently, it's a transformer issue that's causing the power outage. Our neighbors called the people in charge to have it fixed but they were told the outage could take 4-6 hours.

I woke up at 8:30 PM, 30 minutes before my log-in time and there was still no electricity. So, with a candle in hand, I went to my work table and prepared to go to work. I had a backup ready so I was still able to work despite the power outage. How did I do it? These are the things that saved my day at work:

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

The BPI Express Credit (eCredit)


Those who read my blog from time to time know that I am new to the credit card world. I just had one via BPI secured credit card. So far, I only use it for grocery, Globe bill and emergency purchases just like my recent Plantronics headset order.

I know the credit limit is just too low (yes, it's just 9k, lol), I make sure to remind myself not to use it for things I don't need. So far, I don't have any problems when it comes to self-control VS my secured credit card. lol.

Monday, June 12, 2017

The Waiting


Sharing the song that has been my constant reminder every time I miss my husband. God willing, in five month's time, Dane will finally be home from Riyadh, KSA. Who would've thought it's almost two years already since we said our goodbyes at the airport? Many say that it was too fast.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Nothing is Secured, Nowhere is Safe


Almost all BPI clients who were affected, including me, was in a panic yesterday when news about BPI unauthorized charges spread like wildfire online. I saw many people complaining and bashing BPI's Facebook page about the matter.

I admit that I worried because that money was something Dane and I worked hard for. Some we got because we chose to save rather than buy something we want to buy. But when a friend who was with BPI for more than a decade assured me that it would be OK, and when I saw how that I am not the only one, I stopped worrying and just believed that BPI would be true to its words.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

BPI: Hack? Glitch or Phishing?

Image Source: BPI Facebook page
I am supposed to write something about my reflection today but something came up. While I was waiting for Dane to go online, I saw a thread on a Facebook page from a mommy group about BPI making unauthorized transactions on their accounts.

I immediately checked my online banking and alas! I am one of them! A small amount in total (from two different transactions) was made on my account yesterday. Here's the thing: I was at home all day yesterday and never even touched my BPI card.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

WAHM Review: Plantronics Audio 628 USB Stereo Headset


Before I got married and had Nate, I was already working from home. I am a customer service representative. It's very similar to call centers except I work from home, we use Skype to take calls and I don't have any benefits. It's literally a 'no work, no pay' basis.

Home based CSRs like me agree that aside from a stable internet connection and a quiet working environment, we need a quality headset. The problem is these headsets are worth dollars! And some of them, even though they work great, are not so durable and easily gets destroyed, so goodbye $$$ agad!

Monday, June 5, 2017

Women's Local Fellowship/Bonding

GSGGCC Women's Group during Mother's Day 2017 
I grew up attending fellowships. A Fellowship is a gathering of believers in Christ. We, Christians believe that fellowshipping helps our spiritual growth as it encourages and renews our commitment to God, at the same time, we learn more about His word.
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