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New Year, New Hope

Before the year ends. Let us reminisce the good and bad things that happen to us this year.

2011 was a busy year for me. After giving birth, i spend my days thinking what will happen to me and to my new baby. Although there were happy thoughts, problems and worries, money problems, emotional problems did not escape me.

But I am very grateful because the Lord gave me the strength to cope up with the busy demands of my life.  Days maybe gloomy but having my family besides me helps me to be happy and more stronger.

New year 2012

As another year enfolds us, I have high hopes that life will be better and we will be having a wonderful days free of sickness, less worries and more happiness.

Pain and Perseverance- GMA Short Film

Sometimes your life is so much in chaos and you don’t know what to do and you felt that the answers are so hard to find. Just think that your not alone and that would be a sense of relief in your part.

It’s been a while since i have been seeing  this year’s offering of GMA’s short film.  It’s a story of two brothers who alternately worked and goes to school to learn.  While, the one is selling goods to earn them a living, the other brother goes to school to study.  They only had one shoes that is why, the brother who goes to school is the one using it and the other selling the goods will be the one using the slippers.

It was a touching story and come to think of it, this scene are experienced not just one but hundred or even thousand of young children.

Perseverance is one of the virtues we are very well aware but such things like this can be solved and of course with the help of those who can.

Home Remedies for Cough

Cough is something we all hate having.  It’s a feeling so hard to express specially if it was a dry cough.  Cough was usually acquired because of the sudden weather condition.  The congestion in your stuffy nose and the itchy throat would make you think when will this be over.

Taking Vitamin C was always best based from clinical studies but if you are already experiencing coughs and colds, you need to consider taking the best remedies.  Although there are many local over the counter medicine to relieve the cough there is always the fear for long underlying problems to occur that is why the first solution is to made your own home remedy for cough to ease the pain in your chest.

The first best solution is to crushed a ginger and put it into a boil around three to five minutes.  Put it on a mug and dash some honey with two lemon.   Honey has always been a great suppressant of cough although pediatrician would not allow it to be given to baby under one year old.

cup of tea (google)

The hot ginger will definitely relax you and can help you ease your itchy throat.  The next best thing when you have cough is to eat a chicken soup.   It’s best because of the combination of salt, fluid and proteins which our body needs.

Fluids, more fluids is always a good thing.  Drink more water, juice or herbal drinks would be a great help.  But of course, if you have already made or exerted all your efforts and still your cough seems too bad, it is always logical to seek medical advice.

Something to Live By

There maybe times I could not say thank you but it does not mean that I am not grateful for all the things you have done.  For all the support and understanding you have given on this stubborn girl, i thank you for that.

For all the love you have given to our family and for listening to my whims and desperation. For giving me positive thoughts and trying to calm me when I have my unreasonable tantrums.  Even though you have your own way , I am very grateful for that.  I may not always say thank you but it does not mean that I am not grateful and I do hope in some other way, you can feel that I am happy for having you and the kids around me.

Gold in my eyes

Sometimes It’s hard to be poor, just thinking of the thought that you have nothing in your wallet or pocket is truly distressing and as much as you wanted to cry you could not do that because it would not even give you any good but additional headache.  Sometimes, i wish i was born wealthy so that I have enough money or just some jewelries and gold chains that i can sell when things get rough but then I was not born that way. 

Even though I am already used on this kind of thing, i felt i was in my worst self because I now have someone that relies on me. Before, skipping meals will be an ordinary thing but now not having something to feed your children would simply a disaster. 

I always believe that life is hard and my only hope is that i can give them good education that will prepare their future but I guess good education is not enough to secure the life you will have.  


Choosing the Best Lights

Thinking of a major renovation on your home could really be difficult,  not just the money you will be spending but also deciding the things you wanted to change.  If there is one thing that I want to change is our lighting fixtures.  Just recently the plastic where our bulb  in the living room were placed has been damaged and the only thing that can be done is to change the whole bulb and make it hanging or a more bigger light fixture.

Lights are a good way to help beautify your home and an outdoor lighting is also a necessity for our house.  I wish i can have the money to renovate all our lighting needs and if ever that time will come, i will make sure that i will choose those dainty lights i saw in a recent visit in our department store.

Light and more lights

Thinking of a renovating your house?  I also wonder when will be the chance to renovate our home.  I would like to begin with the lighting, i think wall sconces are a great deal to make a dull room look more nicer.   Having a well lighted room can make a big difference to it’s whole ambiance.

I definitely admire those houses with beautiful lighting, outdoor wall sconces are also a nice addition to your garden or lanai or if you just wanted to have an extra light on your doorway.  Having the right lights on your different rooms are needed, identify the needs and the purpose of the certain room before you choose the light that you will place.

A quoizel lighting can add a touch of elegance in your house.  It’s designs are timeless and provoking and will surely adorn any type of rooms.  Functionality wise, these kinds of lights are great addition to any room.  There are wide choices, for your bathroom, ceiling lights, headlights, desks lamps, hanging lights and pendant lighting, these are just among the kinds you can choose from.

I have always favored this kind of lighting and I remember that we used to have this in our dining room and I wish we can buy this kind of lights on our new house now.

Broken Sofa

No it’s not the whole sofa that was broken but the casters are.  That’s why as much as early as this we need to find a replacement before anything worse happen.

Sofa is one of the most used furniture in your house, it’s where you build wonderful memories as the family comes together to sit and talked about how their day has passed.  There are many kinds of sofas but we wanted something that can easily move anywhere that’s why we chose the one with casters. Before buying your own sofa, make sure to check some good qualities especially it’s durability and affordability.

Pendant Lights

Pendant lights are best for homes who wants to have a minimal effects but with a very elegant and stylish style.  A dining area with more pendant lighting is a great place to enjoy a sumptuous dinner.   A room with mini pendant lights hanging at the sides are a perfect room to accommodate  guests and visitors.  Such ambiance can create a long lasting effect for everyone and surely your house will be the center of attention among your friends.

Finding them in the net makes me purchase one for our own house,  lightwave indeed sells beautiful lighting that can create a once boring room to a beautiful haven.

Two weeks ago, we went to a wedding of my husband  niece and the art deco pendant lighting in the reception are quite exquisite and makes the whole room shines.  I can’t help myself to look at the beautiful lights hanging above me and even got the chance to have a picture of them.

This pendant lights can usually be seen in receptions to make a room more brighter and beautiful but i guess it would be good too if those are placed in your own house,  don’t you think?

Hit that Heat

Our weather is so erratic this days and thus makes my head aches and sometimes i just want to hit it but i know it would not help solve the problem.  The real problem is the weather and even our electric fan was already at full blast and was directed to me, i can still feel the heat.  I guess it’s time to buy an aircon but just thinking the additional expenses that we will incur makes me step back.

Hubby suggested that ceiling fans would be best especially for our little newborn darling.  I thought it would be nice too but i was afraid that it might fell down.  Just a silly thought from me but no kidding, i was a little bit pessimistic of the idea.  I know it would really be a great help so if this heat will still lingers for a while, i would really go to the idea of buying a new ceiling fan.