It was still very clear in my head. The time between her breathing began to stretch out with many seconds. Her breathing pattern, too, became louder. It was still in the afternoon, and we were able to exchange a few thank yous and even reminisce happy memories. We were still waiting for her parents to arrive from Nueva Ecija, and she bravely hung on. And after everyone has come, she finally let go and die. It was past midnight. My cousin-in-law, whose body was overwhelmed with a disease that spread exceptionally, died of breast cancer.
One morning when I went down from a good night’s sleep, I nearly slipped when I passed by the refrigerator. Our refrigerator leaked water as someone left its door open for an extended period. Must be our youngest kid since he loves to open and close the refrigerator door to look for food.
Upon cleaning our refrigerator and mopping the floor, I’ve realized that our trusted appliance has been with us for nearly 12 years. We got it when my husband and I decided to live on our own. And most of the set of furniture and appliance in our small house is about a decade old or more. They are now showing wear and tear. After all, this happens due to negligence, abuse, and for many years of use.
However, with three high school boys, a youngster about to enter school next year, and a toddler, buying a new set of appliance is far from happening in the next few years. Good thing my mom opened a business hub two months ago and got me as her support system. I religiously keep my salary for home improvement. This mother plans to ditch some of their beyond repair furniture and appliance. A new set of dining table or refrigerator, for instance, would undoubtedly boost my family’s morale and make the house a more enjoyable place to stay.
Olay launches its newest monster film with its goal to reach out to every woman who doubles up her role. The video shows that parenting is one of the toughest tasks a woman takes on, especially when done all by herself. Through the film, Olay aims to empower every woman, especially the ones who double up her role in society. More than that, the brand hopes to show and eventually inspire people and other women how to live their lives fearlessly.
WATCH the latest video from Olay made by women from P&G here.
Before, my mother didn’t use her automatic washing machine for most of her clothes. She only used it for her comforters and bedsheets. She would always tell me that the constant spinning and heat of the laundry process damage clothes.
We introduced to her the use of a fabric conditioner. Good thing, she was convinced that fabric softener protects clothes from the damage of the wash. She bought the idea that fabcon smoothens and strengthens fiber to maintain the clothes’ shape. And by smoothing the fibers, the fabcon reduces the friction between them. After all, it’s the friction that causes the fibers to break, leading to dull and faded looking clothes.
What perhaps makes a kiddie show click is the charm of the youngsters on the television program. Their innocence is as charming as their talents. Take for example GMA Network and Rebisco Topps Sarap‘s musical-variety show Toppstar TV. The program features the cute and talented Toppstar Kids who were chosen from Rebisco’s on-ground nationwide talent search.
The Bucket List
When Morgan Freeman and Jack Nicholson’s Bucket List graced Hollywood, a lot of people I know made their own set of goals. This flick about two terminally ill men escaped from a cancer ward. They headed off on a road trip with a wish list of to-dos before they die.
I remember I also made my own, too excited to tick off a few items that created a significant impact on my life. More than pushing me to look forward to something, a bucket list reminds me of life’s meaning and purpose. All the more that it gives me that sense of direction in life. And with a clear mental picture of what I would like to aim, I am motivated to achieve that goal. A bucket list makes not a monotonous regime but fills my days towards a ‘purpose-driven life.’
I first remember when we were shopping for a new phone years ago, the Apple guy mentioned that MyPhone is the next brand he would recommend. I can’t any more detail the many good qualities he said about MyPhone. But there were so good that it made me always look at the brand as an excellent option. My son then whom we would be giving the phone to wasn’t too keen with the brand. He preferred the more popular mobile phone names.
This morning as we window shop for new phones, something caught my attention. In celebration of MyPhone’s 12th Anniversary, the first Filipino phone brand is back at its game. It recently released a BIGGER and BETTER Octa-core Android phone.
One of the joys of being part of a loving Filipino family is the importance that is placed on spending time together. It is no surprise then that travellers from the Philippines are among the keenest holidaymakers, with 62% enjoying five or more family holidays in 2018.
For that next surprise treat for the family, have you considered a boating holiday? With a little careful planning, you can make this a stress-free way to travel, helping your family to create new and exciting memories together.
Last August, my mother and I finally opened a hub for our growing business. We opted for office space near the boys’ school so they may go to the hub after dismissal. That way, too, we can still eat and go home together. That despite the never-ending list of office and home chores, this mother still hopes to gather her boys in one table over some food and drinks.
I know that with all the chaotic schedules, it’s tempting to drop family mealtime. We all could opt to grab a quick bite between commitments and tasks or even scarf down food while working on the computer or watching a television program. There is also the option for drive-thru and eat on our way home.
I don’t have a skin regimen; not until I’ve reached 40 and saw how dull my face was. I have pimple marks and blackheads, which make my skin all the more unattractive. My skin can also be genuinely problematic, especially during a hypersensitive situation. And so, together with skin revitalizing set I regularly apply, I also included water in my skin regimen.
Admittedly, we have heard elders, and even physicians say “keep your fluids up” when a minor illness hits us. Well, water is one of the most underestimated medicines. And I believe drinking water up to eight glasses a day is one way to hydrate both the body and skin. Another way is by using it as a facial mist.
Yes. Facial mist.