6 Steps in Choosing a Financial Product – Good Housekeeping Money Matters

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Do you know why Filipinos get easily scammed? It’s because we buy products or services that we do not truly understand. We also love get-rich-quick schemes. I mean, who doesn’t want to get rich in the shortest time possible? But every single time, we hear people regret decisions of signing themselves up with such schemes because instead of gaining, they lost their investment.

Why?

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My Mother’s Day Weekend at SM Aura

Overall, regardless of the day or the time, I am so honored to be a mom to a very special boy. My son has brought me so much joy since he came to my life. He forced me to become a better person and to push myself further to achieve my goals. Most of all, he showed me how it feels to be loved and to love unconditionally. For that alone, I am thankful.

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Mother’s Day Special – Thank You, Mama!

Thank you for not giving up on us, even when we have given you so much headache and heartache in our younger years. 🙂

Now that I am a mom myself, I am starting to realize how hard it is to be you. With everything that our family has gone through, you have shown strength, courage and determination. And a lot of love and patience.

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Roadtrips and Holidays

After five and a half  months, we are at home here in the mountain city for the holidays. We have about a week of cool weather though given the long weekend due to the All Saints’ Day holiday, I am expecting an influx of tourists in the mountain city (as it has been previously). Anyway, given that it’s been almost half the year before I got to be on a long bus ride with the little boy and on vacation for almost a week, I actually had a hard time packing what we needed to bring. Since the little boy […]

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Blabber Chapter: 3 AM

I’ve been told a long time ago that 3AM is the time when we are most vulnerable. Recently, I’ve seen this pass by my Facebook newsfeed, too. Well, it must be true. Being the nocturnal person that I am, being asleep at 3AM is rare for me. Working the night shift for so long screwed up my body clock, I guess. Now that I work the mid-shift, I still find myself awake at this hour. By the time I get home at around midnight until the wee hours in the morning is what I consider my quiet time. It is […]

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Just Checking in…

It’s been almost two weeks since I last posted. How did that happen?! LOL! It’s been a very busy month at work and it will get busier by next month. We are in the middle of transitions this month so there are quite a few turnovers and a lot more tasks at hand. At the same time, I’ve been cramming on planning Z’s 3rd birthday party. So, for the past couple of weeks, I have been juggling Z’s therapy sessions, being a Mom, employee responsibilities, and party planning. It’s a lot and quite overwhelming for this momma who is so […]

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Prepping for a House Party…

Three Sundays ago, I hosted my very first house party. The guests were my friends so I didn’t need to exert a lot of effort to please them. 🙂 Well, Z’s nanny and I cleaned the house, and hid the clutter to have more space. That was good enough. 😛 When I was a kid, house parties back home was when food (pancit or spaghetti, barbeque and all that) was prepared at home and the cake was store-bought. This time around, my house party consisted of food bought from the store and the cake homemade. 😛 I was able to find a simple […]

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A Year and A Decade… Times Three…

I turned another year older. And it was raining on my birthday. 😛 It’s already the rainy season so that’s expected. I was even born on a rainy morning years ago said my Mom. LOL! Well, I consider rain as showers of blessings so it’s fine. Last Thursday, I woke up late and not feeling well. I have been having fits of cough for the whole week. I guess it has something to do with the weather. And the air conditioning at work. Good thing I already filed for leave for the next two days, as well.  It was a good […]

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On Budgeting…

Okay, let me put a disclaimer here first and foremost. I am not a Financial Adviser, not even close. I would even say that I would be the last person you would talk to if you need advise on how to budget and save. As what my Mom calls me, I am an impulsive spender. My youngest brother calls me his “big spender sister”. (#truestory) But over the years, I have picked up budgeting tips from my Mom, my siblings, my friends, online articles and what-nots. Before I became a Mom, I always had a loose budget plan that could […]

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Happy Father’s Day

During my younger years, I never felt that we were poor. Maybe because my Dad provided well for our family without any complaints. He was what I would call a traditional family man. He worked hard but at the same time, he and my Mom made sure that we still spend time together as a family. He always had the final say in everything. He was the kind of father that will let us do things on our own and would support us in every decision you make. But at the same time, he would also make sure that we are within the bounds of the family values that he and my Mom instilled in us.

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