Filed Under: Bookworm Me @ April 30, 2013 | Comments Off
Nothing beats the combination of a cup of coffee and a good book. I just love it! Perfect for me!
I remember telling my sisters that I can stay inside the house for a month without going out as long as I have a box of good books at my disposal and a fridge full of food I can eat. And I am serious about it. I can do it!
Just as long as I have my perfect combo, I am happy.
Filed Under: And Think @ April 29, 2013 | Comments Off
My mom was diagnosed with a rare kidney disease back in 2002. It was already in its advanced stage and cure for it was not available commercially yet. Actually, I am not sure if it’s available now, 11 years after I learned there’s a disease such as that. I checked online what the disease was all about and I was directed to a well-known clinic found only abroad. I sent an email to the clinic asking if they could accommodate my mom and her disease and I was told that they probably could only I needed to bring my mom there so they could check. Not having the resources to bring my mom to the clinic, we sought help locally. We got four kidney specialists who knew about the disease. My mom was given a three-year period, a chance to live, but it would involve a lot of tests and trials. We agreed to it because it was the only way we knew how.
What we didn’t know was we could have listed my mom in the clinical trials database so we would know lifesaving clinical trials near us. That was what I was asking the clinic back then, if there were clinical trials for my mom so we could find a cure for her. CureLauncher is the answer I was looking for back then. They offer hope and a chance to survive for patients like my mom. I know she would have benefited from a service like it.
But sadly, it was too late for her. My mom died three years after she was diagnosed. But there are others out there who can benefit from CureLauncher’s service. Make sure you grab that opportunity to save your life.
Filed Under: General Fix @ April 7, 2013 | Comments Off
I do believe that we can spot those people who will just poison our spirit from a mile away. If we can’t, we can sense and see it sooner or later. When we do, the best option for us is to cut them off our lives and just let them go.
It is a huge favor to ourselves to let go of the people not meant to be in our lives. It will help our spirit.
Think about it!
Filed Under: Daily Routine @ March 15, 2013 | Comments Off
I was supposed to wake up early today to write like crazy. But it was a gloomy Friday and the bed weather made me stay in bed a little bit longer. When I woke up, I realized I was more than two hours behind from my planned schedule! And despite the longer sleeping hours, I still felt sooo sleepy!
So this morning is one where I need more cups of coffee than usual. And I did.
Don’t let the gloomy weather get to you. Think of sunny days with cool breeze and hot cup of coffee…
Happy Friday everyone!
Filed Under: General Fix @ February 25, 2013 | Comments Off
You should feel it, too.
No matter how low we are at right now, know that better things are coming.
Happy Monday everyone!
I am praying that this week will be a caffeine-fueled busy week for you and me. More blessings, more work coming, bigger opportunities, second chances… and much, much love for all of us!
Filed Under: And Think @ February 24, 2013 | Comments Off
It was while having coffee one afternoon with friends that I got the idea of paying for a cheap yard sign printing and organizing a yard sale for stuff that we don’t need anymore at home.
There’s just too much stuff at home, cramped in a small space being shared by seven people. Can you imagine just how many stuff we have? Too many, I tell you!
Filed Under: General Fix @ February 22, 2013 | Comments Off
It’s been raining almost nonstop since yesterday. What’s supposed to be a hot and humid weather turned into a chilly and wet one.
And… this is the perfect weather for steaming cups of coffee! Or perhaps tea for non-coffee drinkers. Or a hard drink for those who wish for something stronger. I should add for those who are of legal age to the last one, though.
Have a cup of coffee with me!
I hope you are warm and dry just as I am now.
Filed Under: And Think @ February 21, 2013 | Comments Off
I salute those people who are not ashamed of their jobs, no matter how some people put them down. A neighbor of ours is a utility man, actually more of an odd job worker who always carries a utility knife and a belt bag of tools with him. He would go from house to house to fix things and even go to establishments in the city for the same thing.
He is proud of his job because it’s decent and it doesn’t matter if he didn’t get to go to college because he is really good at what he does. And he knows it!
Filed Under: And Think @ February 19, 2013 | Comments Off
He almost gave up. He hooked up with the wrong set of friends and he ended up doing something he swore to his father that he wouldn’t do. Drugs. The prohibited ones. Needless to say, his father was so disappointed in him he refused to talk to him until he changed his ways. Instead of obeying his father, he became a rebel even more.
Good thing he realized how wrong he was in succumbing to peer pressure and rebelling against his father. He slowly began changing his wrong ways. First, he stopped seeing his ‘friends’. He cleaned his room of anything that will tempt him to go back to his old ways and he even gave away most of his clothes that would remind him of his ‘sessions’ with his old gang. And then he began looking for rehab treatment centers where he felt he could really get another shot at life.
He talked to his father. He apologized and begged him for another chance. They cried and his father forgave him, promised to support him 100% along the way.
He is now on his way to recovery. He’s made a huge change and his father could never be more proud of him!
Filed Under: And Think @ February 11, 2013 | Comments Off
They were going to the mall that day to watch a movie and have dinner later in the day. But then she was surprised he made a detour. They went to a newly-reopened city park and he took out a basket at the trunk of the car. He also took out his banjo and brought it all along with a blanket he made her carry to a good spot in the park.
They had an impromptu picnic!
She was so touched by the sweet gesture of her husband. It was so unexpected. He told her that he missed those days when they would go out of town and park somewhere to eat. They would go on picnics and while they were under the shade of a tree, he would play his banjo to her. He missed those days so he thought of surprising her with a picnic.
It was one memorable day for the husband and wife.
Filed Under: Bookworm Me @ February 11, 2013 | Comments Off
I have quite a number of books waiting to be read. I would like to do a reading marathon but I have tons of work to do so I keep setting it aside. Like last week, I was supposed to finish four books in two days. I had it all planned out. But, well, work got in the way.
Oh, I am not complaining! In fact, I am thankful for the blessings, for the work coming in. I am just saying that I haven’t been able to finish a lot of books these days unlike in the past. It’s all because of work being prioritized over leisure, of course.
Filed Under: And Think @ February 11, 2013 | Comments Off
He loves doing something out of the ordinary from time to time. He calls it challenging himself, pushing to the limits. His family and friends are supporting him all out. They all know how much he wants his life to matter and how much he wants to become so much more than what he is right now.
His latest challenge? Climbing a mountain! He is not a very outdoors-y type of person but he’s been out hiking, trekking, camping, exploring unfamiliar terrains, and doing an assortment of water sports. He already bought his Lowa boots for the mountain climbing experience. He already has all the supplies he would need for the challenge and he can’t wait to start the climb!
He will do his best to conquer this new challenge. And he can’t wait to plan a new one very soon.
Filed Under: Soothing Music @ February 8, 2013 | Comments Off
One of the songs playing over and over again in my media player… Love Remains the Same by Gavin Rossdale. Yes, that gorgeous frontman of the Good Charlotte who is now married to Gwen Stefani.
Have you noticed that alternative singers sing love songs better than the balladeers? I love Gavin’s voice. If a guy with his voice sings a love song to me… *giggles
Filed Under: And Think @ February 8, 2013 | Comments Off
The old jukebox in the house had been repaired by a professional. An old flat washer was stuck inside it so the thing was not working for a while. The owners didn’t know what was wrong with it so they let the jukebox sit in the house for sometime before one of the teens took an interest in it.
The jukebox was from a relative who moved somewhere. It was left to them, the relative knowing their love for music especially the oldies on Sundays. When the professional checked it, he found the flat washer stuck inside one of the wheels. When he took it out, he cleaned the inside of the jukebox.
After that repair, the jukebox is now playing like it’s brand new!
Filed Under: Over A Cup of Coffee @ February 8, 2013 | Comments Off
One of my coffee buddies is getting married before the year ends. Since he and his bride just loves coffee drinks so much, they are giving away coffee makers to the bridal and groom entourage. I will be one of the bridesmaids (again!) so I will get one. Yes!
I haven’t been feeling that well about my daily routine lately. There’s something off and it might be caused by the fact that, well, I have to make a go of my plans for next year. I might be subconsciously repelling it somehow. Thank goodness I have something to look forward to. The wedding… and the wedding favor!