Monday, October 31, 2011

A Passionate Multi-tasker

"The secret to multi-tasking, is not doing things at the same time, but by doing it one by one."

After I got married and had children, I seldom have time to bond with my girlfriends. I am also hesitant in joining their out-of-town trips ,because I need to take good care of my kids. Even in night parties and group dates, I cant also attend because I don't want to go home late because my husband and kids are waiting for me. But its not a big deal to me, I know my responsibilities and the main reason why I don't to go with them is that I don't have enough money to spend in these unnecessary things. I need to prioritize my basic needs, specifically my family's needs.

I budget my monthly salary in order to compensate our daily expenses. Even if we are both working, our earnings is not enough. I need to have part time jobs to have additional income. I am part time teacher in a University (teaching Economics and History), a Unit Sales Manager in a Memorial Park Estate, a Real Estate Agent and a struggling Multi-level Marketer. A lot of my friends could not believe that I can do these things at the same time. They told me that I am a workaholic ever since college.

Well, I can't deny their notion, I am a workaholic and a multi-tasker. From Elementary, High School up to College, I was engaged in student leadership activities i.e. Class Mayor, College Vice Governor, College Governor and University External Vice President. 

In college, I was juggling my academic excellence to student leadership, I was a candidate for Cum Laude but I was not able to reach the minimum GPA of 1.75, because mine was 1.7604 (a very slight difference). I regret the things that I should have done in order to reach that certain mark, but it was too late.

But my experience was worth it, my experiences as a leader  have molded me to become fully equipped in the workplace. All knowledge and experiences that I have done were very useful, when I worked at a Business Organization. No regrets.

The secret to multi-tasking, is that I don't multi-task, I do not do things at the same, I do it one by one. Even if you have a lot of appointments, you just need to balance and manage your time. Time is gold, right? We need to value every second of every minute in every hour, because valuing time makes us more productive.

Sometimes, we are lazy and do not initiate things that will make us more productive in the workplace, in school or at home. We have different roles in life , we can be a mother, a wife, a teacher, a friend or a business partner. Each of these roles should be acted upon, in accordance to their expectations and our fulfillment in life.

Life is so short... we need to live our lives to the fullest!

Friday, October 28, 2011

A Healthy Coffee

My co-teacher at Brokenshire College invited me to a business seminar that introduce products from the 7 most nutritious vegetables in the Philippines (see my article in October). They have products like coffee, vegetable food supplement, calcium ascorbate and many others. What I like the most is there coffee, because the ingredients were mangosteen and some vegetable extracts and minerals. I was able to share this to my colleagues and they like it too. It has health benefits at an affordable price. It's worth your money to buy one.

This is a nutritious herbal coffee, derived from the queen of fruits Mangostana, which helps support visual and cardiovascular functions while promoting the flexibility of joints, reduces allergies and inflammatory processes.On the other hand, its alkaline minerals neutralize harmful acids, in our body, and replenish mineral reserves needed for both physiological and biological functions. Its vegetable components regulate the acceleration of pressure within the arteries, prevent the thinning of bones ("osteoporosis"), suffering of body tissues ("osteomalacia") while, at the same time, regulating the secretion of various enzymes within the body. (Source:                                                                  

Source: FNRI

If you want to try our coffee, please comment below so I contact you on how to purchase this one.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

The old and new me

I had a medical check-up with our ophthalmologist and I have discovered that my eyes are not well. I have +100 grade in my eyes. I was recommended to wear eyeglasses, which I really don't like. But my doctor advised me that I should wear eyeglasses to prevent the grade from increasing. My eye illness was due to stress. I always work in front of the computer and I sleep late. Yesterday, I was able to purchase an eyeglass. I just want to share my previous look and my new look today.


I hope that I will have a quick adjustment on wearing these. I hope it looks fine with me.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

What you eat, is what you get

Alternative medicine is the new paradigm trend in the world, because everybody are very conscious on their body. Majority of our population are very keen on improving their health and wellness regimen.  More and more people are eating healthy foods, taking herbal medicines and doing regular exercise. 

As what Hipprocrates (the father of medicine) said that our health and sickness depends on what we eat, drink and breathe, it just means that we put inside our body, shall go back to our body. Our body needs the essential nutrients and these are found in our fruits and vegetables. Many people are now advocating for organic farming, in order to prevent the rapid growth of deadly diseases due to our unhealthy lifestyle.  Organic or natural farming does not use fertilizers and other synthetic chemicals in plants, they are only practicing the traditional way of planting. Below are the list of 7 Most Nutritious Vegetables in the Philippines that we should put in our daily menu.
 Its never too late to have a healthy lifestyle. At our young age, we should instill in our minds that "HEALTH IS WEALTH". Health is our ultimate treasure in life, because if we do not take good care of it, all the rest shall not function well.  Act now, before facing "DEATH".

Monday, October 17, 2011

Only in the Philippines: Irony of the Generals

Image from Facebook

Is this image familiar to you? A lot of social networking sites and blogs have posted this picture. The image momentarily captured (on the spot) a Filipino General who chose to be carried by a bystander for him not to be wet in the water. While beside them, is an American soldier who walk through the water along the sea shore and chose to fulfill his duties (as part of their military duties). I think the American did not even think about being carried by anyone. Walking along the shore is a very simple task that can be performed by a toddler, and I don't understand why some Filipino soldiers are lifting their heads up because they have higher ranks. 
As I have observe, some officers assumed that they should be treated special because they are on top. But they should not think that way, because a good leader is a good follower. Follow the upright and your constituents will follow you. There are a lot if issues about corruption in the Philippine Military, and neither of them are solved. It all starts from an expose and  all ends to nowhere. Its like dust in the wind, totally vanished. Its hard to develop our country, when our leaders are not the catalyst of progress. Let's us start from ourselves and we can make greater changes for our country.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Motorcycle weekend madness

Last month I had the chance to visit the mall and stroll with my family. That Sunday there was an exhibit of spectacular motorcycles. From big bikes to small motorocycles, vintage and brand new models were displayed at the mall lobby. Several onlookers took pictures of this unique motorcycles with cool accessories and  hi-tech gadgets. It was spectacular, these were the pictures we've taken during the event.


Wednesday, October 12, 2011

My nail art polish at Envy Me Salon

Last week I was surfing the net and visited some blogs, I noticed a burger ad with 70% discount, when I checked it out it was a site who offers great deals with salons, skin clinics, travels, food, etc. I saw this  ad on Envy Salon, they offer 50% discount on their nail art. The original price was 350, and the deal was only 175, I was amazed. So I grab the deal and bought the voucher online through my credit card. 

The voucher is valid for 3 months, but I immediately made my appointment that night. I was very excited about it. After work, I quickly went to the salon located at Gaisano Grand Mall in Ilustre. The session lasted for 2 hours, the staff even offered to buy me slippers so that my nails wont be damaged. The design of my nails is what they call "cracked nails".  The deal was good, if you want to avail some of their great deals, visit their site at

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

My dream house with a broken promise

Everybody wants to have their own house. A home they could call their own, where they could live happily together with their families. 

I have prepared and save enough money to apply for a housing loan through pag-ibig. Even if it is a loan, you still need to prepare some cash to pay for the reservation fee, processing fee and equity to the developer. 

Last May 2010, I paid P 15,000 to reserve a house and lot in a certain subdivision in Catalunan Pequeno. After this, I need to pay P 20,000 on a 2-month installment basis for the processing fee and an additional P16,000 for the equity (which is deductible to the selling price).

Last November 2010, I already paid all of these and the developer promised me that after these payments the house will be constructed. I have submitted all the necessary requirements for the pag-ibig loan. In fact, my application is pre-approved already, but it cannot be awarded because the house and lot is not yet finished. 

Last December 2010, we visited the area and made some ritual for the groundbreaking. The foreman told me that the house will be finished by March 2011. But until now, October 2011, the house is not yet finished.  

A broken promise should not be shattered in pieces and be throned in the wind. May this entry open your eyes and will make you more keen and investigative in choosing your dream house. I suggest that you should check the background of your developer, if they have done good projects to satisfied customers. If you can hear good reviews and have seen their final products, that's when you should decide whether to purchase that or not. 

I have learned my lesson well. The problem is... I cannot refund the P15,000 reservation fee, which is a very large sum of money.  So, I have no choice but to wait for my dream house to be built. I hope it will be finished this year.. I hope so....

Friday, October 7, 2011

iSad on Steve Jobs's demise ...

3 apples that changed the world.
the one that eve ate.
the one that fell on newton's head.
and the one that steve jobs built - Anonymous

A lot of people around the world are in grief, because of Steve Jobs demise.Even if I am not a mac user, I still commend his inventions and fast-forward thinking. The Apple company he co-founded changed the world's technology. He created his innovations from consumers' needs and pre-empted the future of technology. He will definitely be missed, but his legacy will continue for generations. He has crafted his own history, a legendary icon of technology. Good bye STEVE, you had a good JOB! 

Here are some quotes from fans, in tribute to Steve Jobs:

Steve Jobs was born out of wedlock, put up for adoption at birth, dropped out of college, then changed the world. What's your excuse?

Sunday, October 2, 2011

The importance of exchange rate: PHP vs USD

Exchange Rate is the price of one country's currency expressed in another country's currency ( In other words, the rate at which one currency can be exchanged for another. For example, the higher the exchange rate for one dollar in terms of one peso, the lower the relative value of the peso. 

In matters concerning exchange rate, we usually relate it to the currency of a country. Currency is a type of money in which shares of investments are bought and sold. This is not necessarily the same currency in which this investment purchases securities ( For example, an international mutual fund bought in the United States is traded in dollars ($), however the mutual fund may own many different international securities, spanning several currencies. The assigned currency for such an investment is still dollars ($), since that is the currency in which the investment is bought and sold by an investor. 

There are a lot of factors that influence exchange rate, it includes (1) interest rates, (2) inflation rate, (3) trade balance, (4) political stability, (5) internal harmony, (6) high degree of transparency in the conduct of leaders and administrators, (7) general state of economy, and (8) quality of governance (Duarte,1997). The Philippine Peso has been influenced by these factors and we’ve been through tough times in edging down against the US Dollar. 

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