Gift-giving is one Christmas tradition everyone seems to look forward to. It doesn’t matter how much one’s budget is, or none at all, we all just like to give or share something with others especially with our loved ones. There were times during my childhood when my dad was in and out of work. But,…… Continue reading Many Merry Gifts for Christmas
Christmas, Christmas, Christmas – once nothing but a joyful season has become a rushed, intense and exhausting time as I grew older. It is not Christmas’ fault. I know that. It’s people’s perception of celebration, expectations, and superficiality. When I was in college, I used to strive to complete all nine mornings at three in…… Continue reading Preparation for a Meaningful Christmas for Kids
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q1t9Y5C2fGc&t=114s If there is one thing in my pre-mamahood life that I terribly miss, it would be my travels, yes, even more than my pre-pregnancy body! I used to hoard airline tickets on sale, albeit local only. And every time I get stressed out, I would just open my drawer and see all these tickets…… Continue reading #TravelBliss | Prado Farms: The Perfect Place for a Quick Retreat
Seven years ago, I named this blog Blissful Thoughts out of my wedding bliss. While most of my posts (especially the recent ones) were essentially blissful, there were still some which weren’t. That’s life if you’d ask me, in its authentic picture, with all its pain and glory. Not everything and not every day is…… Continue reading #InMy30s A Mom’s Birthday Reflection
In a few days, I will be a year older. And, in a few more days, a new year will come. Time is reallllly fleeting! O.M.G! I have three young children who I stared at over the last long weekend and boy how I got sentimental. Too senti I caught myself teary-eyed. I could not…… Continue reading What Do Children’s Young Minds Remember?
I never fail to amaze people when it comes to my practice of e-commerce. I buy almost everything online and I transact online without fear. I purchase clothes, groceries, tickets, services, takeaway food including special cakes, stocks and investments ALL online. Sometimes, it worries me na nga eh, how heavily I rely on our e-commerce…… Continue reading Safety Tips for Online Shopping
I found a new way of enjoying a couple of hours of me-time – media streaming! Technically, streaming is (receiving) content sent over the internet in compressed form and is displayed real-time. That way, the recipient or viewer/user need not download a file to play it since the file is sent in a continuous stream…… Continue reading Streaming is Life!
The second quarter exams of my two schoolchildren are finally over. We can now prepare for their sembreak! It’s one of the reasons why I’m MIA the past weeks. That and the deadly quarter work deadlines. This particular quarter was challenging for us. Jonath had a bad cough. I had a bad cough. I was…… Continue reading How to Prepare Your Kids for School Exams?
Goodbye, Citibank Credit Card! For the first time in so many years, my annual membership fee with Citi card was not approved to be waived. That slightly breaks my heart as I’ve been with Citi since 2006. In fact, Citibank was my very first credit card as an earning adult. From then on, I sorta…… Continue reading Smart Moves for Credit Card Users
I have confessed that I suck at following video tutorials. So, when the bento baon became a trend, my mama heart got a little broken because I could not prepare one for my children. At that time, buti na lang bata pa sila and they do not care about their classmates’ baon. Well, until now…… Continue reading Un-Bento Mama? No problem! Baon Tips for Kids