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countdown 10: mindfulness

For a while, after giving birth to my son, I felt a sudden loss of my penchant for drama, a noticeable sense of emotional stability. In other words, I was steady and contented. And I often wondered what was wrong with me. Maybe I was so used to the roller coaster of emotions when the … Continue reading

countdown 11: family = comfort and security

I’m looking at the bright points in my current ordeal. One of the best part is being with my mama, who has taken a leave from work next week to be with me. There is something very comforting about having my mother near. Yey! Ever since I started working, spending an extended period of time … Continue reading

countdown 12: 90-second rule

I’m loving my magazine subscriptions on my iPad. They keep me company during waiting times such as this morning when I had my pre-employment examination. They give me new ideas and bits of wisdom and some common sense. Of all my subscriptions, i love O, The Oprah Magazine best. Martha Beck’s column in the September … Continue reading

countdown 13: no matter what

Today is one of those days I would have rather spent 1) crying for a minute in the bathroom; 2) snuggling with my husband; and 3) playing with my son. When life deals you a bad hand, that’s when you tend to refocus on the basics – faith, family and relationships. I had to keep … Continue reading

countdown 14: early birthday surprise

My obi-gynecologist said that I should have the surgery the soonest possible time and all I could think of was ‘hey wait, i’ve got to finish the monthly tax returns at work and turnover notes first’. Insane! I responded quite positively to the doctor’s order. Immediately after she dismissed me, I went to the salon … Continue reading

countdown 15: faith in Him who knows best

Yesterday, I received a not so good news and I felt that suddenly my life was at a standstill. I must admit I was a bit frightened but the emotion that prevailed was an urge to keep going, to get it over with as quickly as possible so that I can continue living my life. … Continue reading

countdown 17/16: like/ unlike (question no. 4)

I’m at Starbucks right now enjoying free coffee care of hubby’s HSBC credit card receipt. Some good things in life are still free. He’s out there running while I’m here reading and writing. Why do I like reading and writing more than I like running? I don’t force myself to run because I have learned … Continue reading

countdown 18: a love affair

Sometimes the city gets too crowded, polluted and noisy for me that I crave for the more serene rural life. I can’t believe I’ve been living here in the city for almost 10 years already. When I was a kid, my parents or an aunt would occasionally bring me here. I used to be amazed … Continue reading

countdown 19: taking responsibility

Please be responsible for the energy you bring into this room. These words from the latest O, The Oprah Magazine I’ve read struck me and were ringing in my head since yesterday. I’m not sure if it was Oprah who said it but nonetheless, it is a mantra worth emulating. Complaining a lot – GUILTY! … Continue reading

countdown 20 (again): a lesson learned

Ang Babae sa Septic Tank was hands-down hilarious! I did not know what to expect from an indie film but I did not leave the cinema disappointed. Husband and I almost doubled over laughing. But I actually left with a heavy heart and unshed tears. Sounds melodramatic but true. The movie depicted the life of … Continue reading