Saturday, January 19, 2019

To blog Or Not To Blog

First I would like to greet you all a Happy New Year! I know it too late but as the saying goes "better late than never". I am sure you will noticed that I haven't been posting updates recently. The reason- I am in the middle of thinking wether to continue blogging or not. I am honestly losing the mojo to blog. Gone are the days when I was too excited to share anything under the son. After losing what happened to my other blog I felt like its a sign for me to stop blogging. However, part of me if saying I should not give up all my blogs. So here I am updating this blog.

I decided to have this blog since this is the oldest blog I have in all of the blogs I maintained. Few days ago renewed the domain of this blog. So cheers for more years together.

Hopefully I will have more time posting updates now that I only have on blog to maintain. Let's see what will happen.

Monday, December 17, 2018

Miss Universe 2018 is Miss Philippines

Photo not mine 

Indeed it is the most beautiful day in the Philippines after Catriona Elisa Magnayon Gray brought back the crown to our country.

Catriona worn Mak Tumang's design. On his facebook accout he wrote:

MAYON: Fiery and Lovely Perfection

Today, Catriona is coming home. She is celebrating her roots – she is celebrating Albay! The prominent and iconic Mayon Volcano is the penultimate inspiration for this creation. It is dubbed as the ‘perfect cone’ because of its symmetric conical form. Folk tales have it that it was named after the mythological heroine ‘Daragang Magayon’ (Beautiful Lady). Despite its pulchritude is the fact that it is the most active volcano in the Philippines erupting numerous times in the past half a millennium. Catriona can be considered as the modern-day Daragang Magayon. She embodies the Filipina’s beauty, intelligence and burning passion. This lady is definitely on fire! Watch her erupt right before your very eyes and let the lava of grace, goodness and hope flow.

Front view

Back view

The winning answer:

What is the most important lesson you've learned in your life and how would you apply it to your time as Miss Universe? I work a lot in the slums of Tondo, Manila and the life there is very... it's poor and it's very sad. I've always taught myself to look for the beauty in it, to look in the beauty of the faces of the children and to be grateful. And I would bring this aspect as a Miss Universe to see situations with a silver lining, and to assess where I could give something, where I could provide something as a spokesperson. And this, I think, if I could teach also people to be grateful, we could have an amazing world where negativity could not grow and foster, and children will have a smile on their faces.

Photo credit: Mak Tumang

Sunday, August 19, 2018

Everything You Need To Manage People Effectively

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Starting a new role in a company as a manager of a team can be a huge hike from what you are used to. Being a manager is a starkly different job role to working within the team and you will find that during the first few months of being a manager you have no idea what you are doing.

But fear not, because we have a list of helpful hints and tips to make sure that you are able to be the best boss you can possibly be this year and win your team’s affection.

Good skills and knowledge to share

The first thing which can be incredibly useful for anyone in a management position to do is take a few courses in management and in business to learn some new skills which can be shared with your team. Taking a masters in management can be the ideal way to really learn what it is to manage a team effectively and you will be given the experience and knowledge you need to take back with you and share with your team. Your team look up to you and you will be a big inspiration to them, so being able to teach and guide them in their career is a gift you shouldn’t take for granted.

Time for your workers

You have to make time for the people in your team. Your workers aren’t just numbers on a register, they are real people who are trying to make a living and a success for themselves and for their families. As a manager your job will be to make sure that your workers are always happy and that they know you care. Take time out of each week, even if it is only ten minutes to speak to each worker about their current projects, how they are finding the work and whether anything could be improved. Staying in the loop with your team is helpful because it allows you to keep them happy. Happy workers work harder.


Patience is a key trait to have as a manager because you will be in a position where you have a full team to manage alongside your own tasks and things can go wrong sometimes and people might make mistakes. Remember that mistakes are a part of human life and you don’t know what your workers are going through in their minds and bodies. Never shout if you can ask what’s wrong. Be a kind leader who is patient and listens.

Trust in your team It is important as a team working together that you have a strong sense of trust between you. This works with you trusting them and them trusting you, and you must be sure that you trust your workers to get on with a project in their own way. No one likes an overbearing and nagging boss, so simply sit back and let your workers do their work, and they will come to you if they face any issues.

Friday, August 17, 2018

7 Simple Strategies For Mom’s That Want To Make Money

When it comes to being a single mom, or just a parent in general, you’re going to have your fair share of worries. When you have children to look after, a house to run, mouths to feed, and school supplies or commitments, you’re looking at not only a lot of responsibilities, but also a lot of expenses! If you’re someone that gets stressed out about your finances or feels like you never have enough money, you’re definitely not alone. This is something that so many of us face. Just when you think you’ve got your financial life together, you can then be landed with a huge unexpected bill that then freaks you out. If you feel like this is a vicious circle that you’re constantly going through, you may want it to stop. A great way to do that is to make sure that you’re able to generate more income!

Now, that can seem like a huge job. Because surely if you knew how to make more money already, you would. Well, maybe you just haven’t had the resources or ideas in the past, but now, you can gain them. Because we’re going to talk through seven key ideas that you can look to, when you want to make money. Whether you want to run your own business or you want to generate more money on the side, here are the key strategies that you can turn to.

1. Having A Huge Clear Out

Your first go-to should always be to have a clear out. If you think that there’s nothing to get rid of, then get up into the attic. Because there’s always junk that you can get rid of and sell. You’d be surprised by how much you can make too. Whether you want to do a yard sale or sell things on eBay, you can easily make some instant cash by selling things you already own

2. Buying Selling

As a step on from that, you could then look for profitable products to sell and make money from. When you’re skilled at selling online and getting a good return, then why not take that money and buy things that you know you can make a bigger profit from? Sure, it means that you’re not making much to start with, but you will. And this can be a great long-term strategy for you to earn from too.

3. Creating A Blog 

Next, there’s always the option of setting up your own blog, even if you think that you’re not someone that has anything interesting to say, or that you don’t like to write, you can make money from simply talking about something you love. From beauty to gardening to finance to something more niche like china plates, you can earn money through advertising and affiliate sales alone.

4. Launching A Business 

Or maybe you want to start your own business? Maybe you love to bake cakes or you want to start selling your scarves that you make? Either way, going into business for yourself and selling on Amazon or even Facebook can be a great way to get your own empire up and running.

5. Becoming A Consultant 

If you know that you don’t want to create a product, then you could also sell a service. Maybe you do actually love to write - then why not become a freelance writer in your spare time? Maybe you know a lot about money - then why not provide accounting services (providing that you’re qualified, of course)? Just think about where your expertise lies, and how you could consult others to generate some income.

6. Trading

Another great thing you can do, is to start trading online. Now, this is something that you’re going to want to start off slow with if you’re not used to investing. Make sure that you research online on how to get started or how to use candlestick patterns to track and make decisions. If you are new, start off with a small amount, and find your feet. You could find that this is a great way to grow your savings too.

7. Creating A Product

And lastly, you could also look at creating your own products to sell online. If you do like the idea of creating a blog, this could be something that you do after. Maybe you want to launch your own online course or creating an eBook? These are great ways to make extra money online, aside from advertising and affiliate marketing sales.

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Taking Your Personal Development Seriously

Personal development is something everybody should be taking seriously, and yet only a small amount of people are doing it. Those who do take it seriously tend to excel in many areas of their lives, from their careers to their health and fitness. Be honest: have you been taking your personal development seriously? If not, now is the time to start. It’s never too late! Read on for some advice you can use when getting started on your self development journey:

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Take Stock Of Your Life And Your Habits The first thing you need to do is carefully take stock of your life and your habits, both good and bad. You need to know where to improve if you’re going to take your self development seriously. Here are some habits that people who begin working on their self development eliminate:

  • Snoozing their alarm
  •  Being a couch potato 
  • Complaining 
  • Scrolling social media all day long 
  • Staring at a screen for hours a day 

The list goes on. The above habits can be very detrimental to both physical and mental health, so figure out what yours are and begin work on them one by one.

Figure Out A Vision For The Rest Of Your Life

Having a vision for the rest of your life can help you to figure out what steps you have to take to get there. It can help to give you clarity and keep you focused. Not having a vision or goals can be dangerous, and you can end up meandering, not going any particular place. If you want to own your own business or end up in a position high up the ladder, you can look at mba programs online. Look at courses and classes you can take that will help you to move closer towards your vision for the future.

Find Books That Resonate With You

There are tons of books out there that could resonate with you, so take a look and see what you can pick up. Just be warned that reading self help books can be quite addictive!

Take Action

One important point to remember: many people on their self development journey end up reading book after book and not doing anything about it. You need to take action. What can you do today to help you work towards a healthier, happier, more successful version of yourself?

Learn From Others

Other people have done it before you, and people will do it after you. How can you learn from them? People like Tony Robbins, Tim Ferriss and Gabrielle Bernstein have been there and done it. Don’t just look for the gurus, either: learn from people you work with, people you know, and people you meet in line at your coffee shop.

Break It Down Into Baby Steps

The one thing that stops most people from getting started is overwhelm. Feeling overwhelmed can cause paralysis, so break things down into baby steps. Baby steps are more manageable and realistic. Write down your baby steps, start taking them, and you’ll end up where and who you want to be.

Friday, August 3, 2018

How To Juggle Responsibilities As A New Mom

Many new moms struggle to find time to sleep, let alone take care of other responsibilities such as household chores or work. However, you can’t just put these other commitments on hold. Here are some ways in which you can juggle responsibilities as a new mom, ensuring that everything gets done at the end of each day.

Take advantage of the internet 

The internet is the perfect tool for getting things done as a mom. If doing a weekly food shop with your infant seems to epic a task right now, you can always get your groceries straight to your door. It’s also possible to make an income online – if maternity pay isn’t covering the bills, you can find lots of convenient ways to make money online such as selling clutter for cash or getting paid to complete online surveys.

You can even keep sight of your personal goals. If you really want to pursue higher education, you can always consider an online course such as this online criminology BA. This could allow you to study from home whilst being able to be there for your little one.

Invest in a sling

A baby sling can allow you to take your child with you, whilst having your hands free. If you need to clean the house and you don’t want to leave your baby in one location, putting your baby in a sling could allow you to move from room to room whilst keeping them by you at all times. Baby slings are also useful if you need to climb lots of stairs, walk the dog or negotiate a busy shop.

You can buy a baby sling online from many baby stores. It’s also possible to make your own improvised baby sling using a scarf.

Invest in a playpen

Once your infant starts crawling, it could be worth also getting a playpen. This is somewhere you can put your child without having to monitor them 24/7. You can then do household chores and possibly get on with work – it’s ideal if your child is now too big and heavy to be strapped to you in a sling.

Get a helping hand

No-one can manage parenthood entirely alone. For you convenience and for your sanity, you should find someone who can help babysit – this could allow you to get on with other responsibilities and focus all your attention on them, safe in the knowledge that someone else is looking after your infant.

 If you don’t have a partner to share parental duties with, you may still be able to get help from your family or friends, many of whom will be willing to help if you’re kind enough to ask (of course, you shouldn’t be dumping your children on them all the time). If these aren’t options, there are always babysitting services out there that you can rely on. If you’re financially struggling, you may be able to find coupons for babysitting services or even charities that can arrange childcare for you.

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Nail Polish Haul

The boyfriend kept on complaining that he doesn't like the color of my nail polish everytime he saw my nails wearing green, purple, blue or any color that I feel wearing. And I always have the same lame reason for not wearing his favorite color, "I run out of red nail polish".

Few weeks ago, I decided to buy red nail polishes. He was happy when I showed it to him and said, now I don't have any reason not to wear his favorite color. However he knows I can be hard headed and I will use other colors if I want too.

Anyway, you will not see me wearing red nail polish 10 years ago. But now, I get to love too.