Marriage and babies

Gone are the days when clothes, shoes, and night outs consume your paycheck. You don’t look forward to Fridays and Saturdays in bars and get yourself drunk till the wee hours. You no longer go crazy over the release of a new gadget or the tickets for an international pop star’s concert.

Now, you see yourself waiting for the clock to hit five so you can rush your way home to see your baby’s angelic eyes. You no longer shop just for yourself but you consider your child as your priority on buying things. A known brand’s new collection does not excite you anymore like how you read online articles about choosing the right diapers, or watching Youtube tutorials on how to do swaddling. Gone are the days when your best man speech say your husbands the best person in the world. For you, the babies are now the most special, important people.

You now live your life not for yourself alone, but for someone who is a now a large part of you. Say hello to embracing motherhood for the first time. They say being a mother takes 360 degrees turn on your life. And you’ll never know the feeling once you became one. Take these tales and tips from first time mothers. Angelica Pauline Rosales, or Pau, recalls how she had ‘gone crazy’ after discovering that she is expecting. “I was scared and happy. I literally gone crazy that night, I was laughing and crying at the same time!” She had to give up her job so she could relax and rest, especially during her first trimester when she felt nauseous all the time.  But she never regretted her decision as she claims that she had beautiful memories while expecting her baby.

“One of it was when we go to my doctor’s appointment to check my baby’s heartbeat and health. I feel the happiest when I am sure that my baby is healthy and okay.” For call center agent and part time student Adderli Capistrano, learning that she and her boyfriend Jayson (now husband) will be soon to parents made them excited as they have been planning it for quite some time. “I’m six weeks pregnant when me and my husband find it out. In our case, we were both excited and happy because we really want to have one even if we’re not yet married that time,” she says. But since Adderli was still studying, she has to stop from schooling to give way for her pregnancy. Dealing with changes is inevitable. Especially when you are taking care of a baby. The 24-year-old mother recalls how she went from being carefree to now being mindful of the things she buys. She says, “Before I’m so carefree with the things that I buy, but now when I want something my mind goes ‘oh wait do I really need it or I just want to have it?’” But one of the biggest changes is the change of life’s perspectives.  For Pau, going with the flow is the key to not have the first-time jitters of being a mother. She enjoys motherhood as if it was the most natural thing that ever happened to her.

 

Inspiring Songs

“Look, if you had one shot, one opportunity to seize everything you ever wanted in a moment, would you capture it or just let it slip?” Yes, your correct, this is a quoted line from the rap song of Eminem’s “Lose Yourself” which was released in 2002 with his rap album entitled 8 Mile.

I definitely love that song, not just because I’m a fan of him but because of the song’s content, the song talks about chances, an opportunity to be on top, to get what you want in a single shot that you might lost if you do not have the guts to take it.

Well, my article this time will talk about chances – second chances specifically. And since that love is in the air because it is Valentine’s Day, we will talk about love songs instead of pure rap song.

These love songs that I will share to you are an expression of love at the second time around (between lovers). I just want to ask of what you will do if you see your former lover, will you try to talk to him / her and manage to be connected again. Or what if your former lover is knocking at your door once again and begging for forgiveness

My dear reader, I hope that you give this person a second chance because I think that nothing will be lose if you try. And I think that it is sorrowful if you push love away when it is coming to you. So and for the meantime, let’s check these three songs that I prepare for you, and let’s see the magic of love through a second chance.

Maybe This Time – by Michael Martin Murphy. A song that was released in 1983 with the song album entitled; The Heart Never Lies by Murphy. This song talks about two friends who meet each other again after a long time. These two friends have their especial feelings for each other before but they did not manage to make it deeper because they were too immature before. But nothing has change as they see each other again. Their love for each other is much stronger now as it was described on the lyrics of the song. Time has been a part for these to lovers to love each other as they have now the luxury to do it because of their maturity.

Do you have the same situation just like in this song? Well if you have, I guess you too should take the opportunity. Who knows that if this person that you had loved before might still love you? You will only know it when you take the risk and put an effort to grab that love again.

(Becase) I Still Say Yes to You Again – This song was released by The Braxtons (a group

of five female singers) in 1996 with the song album entitled: So Many Ways. A few years ago, it was revived and popularized by local band; U-Turn. The song talks about reviving a relationship between two lovers, the female lover here (in this song) has swear to accept and love her man again to give him a second chance to their relationship that had drift away before.

Some of us are having a hard time to open our heart to the one who had hurt as before, while on the other hand, some of us are willing to give an another try to the person we love before. It’s an option we have to choose. I just you hope that the choice that you will make will come from your heart and not on your mind; either you will choose to love someone new or you will choose to love again the person you loved before.

Cold Summer Nights – This song was also popularized by Arnie Hidalgo, but what I love most is the version of late “Master Rapper” – Francis Magalona – which goes in a pop rap rhythm. Oh how I really like this song, because I also have the same situation before, which I found myself being guilty that I somehow hurt her – please do not ask anymore whom I talking about. Well this song talks about a lover who felt sorry about the things that he / she had done to his / her love one. This lover is asking for forgiveness and wants to see and hold his / her lover once again. This song also talks about (the hardship of) missing someone and begging for a second chance to prove how much he need her in his life. My friend, who is an expert in ranking hostingów, once did a mistake that she has been regretting up until now. And for me, this song is very perfect for her.

In case you are in this situation; I encourage you to be brave. It is not a lost if you are willing to put aside your pride and say to your love one that you are sorry for what you have done. Do not be afraid to go to him / her and ask for another chance. Nothing will lose from you if you try.

I hope that you enjoy this song recap that I presented. May be these insights and little thoughts that I gave to you might help you to cherish the relationship you have (or you will have) with your special someone.

I have to go for a meantime and leave you with this word: love is good in the first time, but it is better and sweet for the second time around.

A staycation outside the metro

 

I am totally in love in a place outside my town which showcases a really lovely spa and hanging gardens.  Inspired by the legendary hanging gardens of ancient Babylon, you can go for a refreshing dip at the heated jacuzzi and hydro-massage pool or bask at the breath-taking mountain-top vista of the metropolitan skyline while soaking in the infinity pool.  The spa’s also has body scrubs which uses coffee, calamansi, chocolate, and red wine. A unique service is their version of the ventosa which uses ginger to produce the heat. A fish spa, a sauna, and ancillary services such as pedicure, manicure, and paraffin wax adds value to their offerings. Visitors can also stroll lazily in the 8-hectare property and commune with natural and man-made landscape which exudes the spirit. This garden which prides itself of being a center for holistic healing is a proponent of a complete approach in treating people with all sorts of ailments and health issues. The result of years of research and global travel by its owner particularly India and Tibet, where she studied how monks and holy men achieve balance and enlightenment.

The resort detox programs for liver and internal organs, weight loss program, sound and light therapy, and cold laser therapy for a wide variety of disorders. Its vast array of massages include Accu Pressure, Relaxation Therapy, Namikoshi Anti-Stress Head Massage, Glow Body, Doterra 100% Organic Aroma Healing Touch, Spine Massage with Doterra Essential Oil, and the rejuvenating Orissa Signature Massage.  It offers a simple and relaxing regimen of diet and therapy that goes to the very source of a person’s illness. Cancer, hypertension, heart disease, diabetes, etc. can be cured by restoring a person’s mental and spiritual balance.

She said that healthy visitors are also invited to try alternative methods of preventing diseases. The resort draws its source of life and energy from Mt. Arayat, the home of the Kapampangan mythical god Sinukwan, where the garden is picturesquely nestled. Patients and guests can avail of various packages for overnight stay or longer, which includes spa services (massages, scrubs), vegan and vegetarian diet, herbs, natural vitamins, alternative healing, detox programs, yoga, meditation, life-coaching and counseling, prayer and spiritual retreat.

It also offers workshops on yoga and meditation, organic farming, raw food preparation, vegetarian cooking, juicing and herbals, and activities that feed the soul and promote creativity, like poetry and song writing workshops, painting sessions, film appreciation, music and dance, among others. According to my friend, they also offer tours and trips within the area and they have ongoing promotions too. If you want to get one,  or you want to tour the village and the place alone, you can actually do by leasing or renting some cards for your family. You can check out this guide for more information.

 

ROAD TO WELLNESS

“Give your calories one last dance.”

Today, more people focus on staying fit rather than to stay unhealthy because they believe that this will help them to lengthen their lives. They tend to seek ways on how to achieve healthy lifestyle to make their body and mind physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually fit.

Zumba is one of the most popular exercise fitness program in the world which it aims to bring fitness that helps people to burn their calories in just single dance. It’s a mixture of Latin and international music with dance moves which will add up to people the excitement and groove they may have while dancing the Zumba.

Here, there is an organization that aims to provide programs and services to help improve individual’s physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health.

the group I am belonged to was established in March 2014. They started building this organization because there were companies asking them if they had an official way of sharing the wellness expertise they were providing because there were a lot of companies looking for effective wellness programs for their employees.

The name Welness and Fitness means that the group wants people to access wellness education. The “x” in the name stands for the Cross and the number 4 between the words axcess and life is the four aspects of life. These are the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual.

The group offer holistic wellness programs in partnership  with The Lifestyle Medicine program is the new way of healthy-living program for persons with diabetes and wants to reverse it or to those who do not have it yet want to take preventive measures so they will not have diabetes.

It will help prevent not only diabetes but other lifestyle diseases as well such as heart disease, arthritis, Alzheimer’s disease and more. The program will be using simple, easy and practical strategies that will effectively lower the participant’s cholesterol, triglyceride, LDL, uric acid, and blood sugar. It will also lower down blood pressure, excess body weight, visceral and subcutaneous fat.

They also underscored the need for a more active lifestyle, like biking or doing cycling sports. For his part, he says that he is documenting his cycling adventures and fitness inspirational videos thru his dashcam which he relies on. Before doing this, he has has it tested for dashcam test and he is not complaining anything about it.

“We were always invited to various events to conduct wellness programs so we created Axcess4Life as a vehicle to deliver those programs,” he said.

It does not only focus on promoting healthy lifestyle like conducting Zumba where they have 400 people who join their Zumba classes every year, but they also provide Christian talks to make people be able to know God’s purpose in individual’s life. Moreover, they offer free wellness lifestyle seminars to less fortunate. Other than encouraging people to have healthy lifestyle, the organization also emphasizes the importance of their Christian cause. They aim to share God’s love by empowering individuals to realize their true identity in Christ and by sharing principles that allow them to grow and reach their full potential.

 

Need help on internet issues

 

I am tired of dealing with my internet provider. In the past few months, I have been experiencing internet issues and I am tired dealing with it.

Sometimes, I unplug my internet router and then turn it on again only to find out my internet is completely broken. I usually call its customer service but it just let me wait for minutes without giving me an concrete solutions about it.

It says they will deliver a technician last week and up to now, I have not seen any one fixing my internet service here at home. I badly need a strong internet for my business and my work but things are getting out of hand already I need to replace it with something new. Do you have any recommendations? Maybe before I decide on setting up a new, I need to have wlan access point test first to see if they are really working. I have already talked to a new agent who will provide me with new internet service though I am still quite picky this time. I do not want to waste my time, effort, and money once again.

Gift for photographers

I am thinking of what to give as a gift for my photographer friend. He will turn 28 next month and i know he will be delighted if I will give him something he could use for his work. He is a professional photographer whose works have appeared in different magazines. He usually takes photos of hotels, food, and other venues. He also does travel photography when he is offered a service. I am thinking of giving him a 360 grad kamera though I am not sure if he needs it. I know he has tons of cameras and lenses already but I think he still need more photography tools to equip him in his work. i think he needs to check out what is the best 360 camera so he can improve more.

We have been friends for almost ten years now and we started out friendship when we were in college so he is really close to my heart. Do you know what other tools he thinks? How about a photography bag? Or some lenses? Or some filter? Hmmm. Please let me know your suggestions if you have. Thanks in advance!

Family Outing

My family will have a reunion next month and we will all be away. We will head to Illinois for the reunion where my grandparents reside. I am thinking of availing a storage space for my things because I am afraid our little dog might ruin the project I am currently doing. Not that I do not love my dog. It is just that he has a history of ruining many projects before ad I got introduced with cheap self storage companies. Well, I will be going next week to check it out and see what they can do to store my things. I hope they offer a nice package because I will just be away for two weeks. I hope they offer me an affordable student promo because I do not need to borrow money from my parents.

The Perfect Purchase

Want to give your significant other a memorable gift for your special occasion? We’ll I got you covered on this one, babe. As you see, I just bought a couple watch for me and my boyfriend. I do not really intend to buy one. My love is not that keen on really spending bucks for gifts as he believe our love is enough. Haha. But I browsed a certain page and it really looks so inviting to check out best wooden watches . For one, they have really nice colours to choose from. They have different hues that fit everyone’s taste. I am a girly kind of girlfriend but I definitely dig their colours. They have browns, pinks, and other in close hues. I love how they also have used nice materials for the wood watch. And also, I like the idea that it is made of wood itself! This is the first time we will have a couple’s watch so this is special.

 

How Are You?

It has been a long time since I written something for my blog. I have been busy with my work in the past days and I honestly had a hard time balancing things—my business, my blog, and my personal life. I honestly think I need to get away or treat myself for time me time amidst my busy schedule.

As you know, I am just starting my career as an entrepreneur. I have launched a couple of restaurants in the city and it boomed so well. I did not expect this to happen. I think I am also losing my time for myself. And so my brother told me to chill for a while. He will be treating me to the spa (he bought vouchers good for a week) and I will have my much deserved spa and massage treatment I have been longing for a while. And I will also do some serious shopping for my wardrobe. I will be buying some new clothes and some Zegarki wooden watches to add to my accessories. Some shoes, high heels ones and flat ones shall also be in the list.

 

 

The value that Amazon Prime Canada brings

And the fact that delivery is always done within 2 days, and the fact that within those two days, for an item to get you, you’re not paying any extra. Now, I know what you’re thinking, if I’m paying $80 a year, which by the way honey credibly reasonable and valuable deal, you should not be thinking about getting things in terms of free. Free, does not apply, you may be saying. See, this is where I disagree. I think if you use Prime video streaming service rather than paying for Netflix, and if you utilize the unlimited amount of storage face that Amazon Prime Canada provides, and if you make enough orders in which you never have to pay for shipping, and if you take advantage of the deals that Amazon Prime lays out for you, I think that that $80 a year, or less than $7 a month, we’ll end up coming back and meeting in the middle, and then even surpassing the membership fee, and ending up providing you in extreme amount of value. And beyond that, this may be harder to argue, but time is money, and Amazon Prime membership, and shopping on Amazon in general, absolutely strips a lot of the time away from the process of shopping. If it’s a Tuesday or a Wednesday, and you remember that it’s your parents birthday or anniversary or something on the weekend, you can order a gift by browsing online, and it will be there well in time for the get-together. Isn’t that just one of those amazing things?