Only believe Words that which EMPOWERS YOU

“Don’t believe a prediction that does not EMPOWER YOU. Only believe that which EMPOWERS YOU.” – Sean Stephenson

I learned from this quote just recently. There were lots of words, events, and negativity which bothers me for years. Right after encountering these quote from Sean Stephenson, those negativity vanished one by one. And I am thankful that I am now living this quote. This helps me forgive those rude and negative people in my life (past and present). Mostly, this helps me forgive myself for believing those negative words I heard from childhood until in my present life.

I do believe I am a child of God and I must believe his words not the words of negative people. Each day is a new life and a renewal day for me, and so I am doing my best to stay positive with constant prayers. I know God has the best plans for me to be a blessing to those people around me.

Never respond to rudeness coz karma will take good care of itself

“Never respond to rudeness. When people are rude to you, they reveal who they are, not who you are. Don’t take it personally.”

And this is true. It took me years to use this quote in my real life. It took me years to learn from it. When I was younger, I usually fought back to those rude people who harassed my parents and my family. I proved to them that I can fight back their rudeness and I was wrong. My father used to share with me that whatever the person is doing it won’t bother him because God is watching and God will do the right thing for those bad people. What he meant was that God’s karma will take care of those bad people and so it’s the reason why my father kept his silence or walk away most of the time. Whatever bad rumors or bad words that my father heard, he will just let it pass on his other ear.

And now that I am half my life’s age, I realized and learned to keep my silence every time I will hear rudeness. I am also teaching my kids about this so that they will learn from it as they grow old. Maybe it will help them live a better life.

Determination and commitment in finishing college

This article is from https://www.inc.com/amy-morin/kindergarteners-with-these-two-skills-are-twice-as-likely-to-get-a-college-degree-according-to-a-19-year-study.html.

If you’d like to read more, might as well visit inc.com

Here are a few simple strategies that can help your child begin to gain emotional competence:
• Label your child’s feelings. Say things like, “It looks like you’re feeling sad today,” or “I can tell you are mad right now.” Eventually, your child will learn to verbalize his feelings on his own.
• Validate your child’s feelings. Resist the urge to say things like, “Calm down. It’s not a big deal.” Instead, say, “I know you’re really upset right now.” Regardless of whether you think his emotional response is out of proportion to the situation, teach your child that it’s OK to have big feelings.
• Make empathy faces. Say, “Make a face that shows me how that boy felt when you hit him.” When your child makes a sad or angry face, he’ll actually experience that emotion for a moment. And he’ll develop more empathy–which is a key ingredient in social success.
• Let your child experience uncomfortable emotions. It’s healthy to feel bored, angry, scared, or lonely sometimes. Teach healthy coping strategies to deal with discomfort and coach your kids as they practice. With your support, they can learn that uncomfortable emotions are tolerable.
• Correct the behavior, not the emotion. Make it clear that angry feelings are OK but aggressive behavior isn’t. And teach your child that it’s OK to feel sad but screaming at the top of her lungs in the grocery store isn’t OK. Use discipline that teaches better ways to deal with emotions.

I love the strategies I’ve read from inc.com as it will help a child gain emotional competence.

But for me, getting a college degree depends on the determination and commitment of a person. Poverty won’t hinder anybody who wants to finish college. Of course, you’ve got to know reading and writing before stepping into college, and you need to be able to graduate elementary, mid school and high school.

During my college life, I was determined to finish my schooling with me finding some scholarship so that it will just be the allowance that I’d asked from my parents. Of course, I won’t be successful without those people who helped me find a good scholarship and to the group of nuns who sponsored me right after I let go of my school working scholarship. Also, there were semesters that my parents were paying for me (through selling the cows that we had). I also worked as a house helper to my aunt so that she will pay for my one semester in college. I am thankful to my family and to everyone who is part of my success. I did not use my college degree when I worked, but I was thankful that I graduated (my grades weren’t that good as well, it was enough for me to pass, had my TOR, had my diploma, and I was able to go up the stage for the graduation ceremony).

I don’t have that much emotional support as I was too shy to share things with my parents. I’ll just have to write down my feelings on papers, and burn it so that they cannot read what I’ve written. Writing helps me with copying what I have had while I was in my teenage days. There were struggles, but I am thankful to God that I overcome everything.

Anyway, when you are interested in the whole article from inc.com, do visit the link https://www.inc.com/amy-morin/kindergarteners-with-these-two-skills-are-twice-as-likely-to-get-a-college-degree-according-to-a-19-year-study.html, as this is helpful when you are a parent or when you are working with little kiddos. This article is beautiful and educational.

Walgreens and Equate ibuprofen generics have milk ingredients in it

Walgreens brand of ibuprofen has lactose inactive ingredients in it, and so it is not advisable for my kid (or to anyone) that has milk allergies. But it was easy for me to detect because the word lactose means milk. But the whey word with the equate generic brand of ibuprofen, it is just now that I read the words WHEY PROTEIN CONCENTRATE and whey is from milk. OMG, maybe it was the cause of the skin rashes of my kid, and that instead, he’d feel better, his sore throat was more painful for several days plus the rashes from feet to the upper legs.

Why these two generic brands have lactose and whey ingredients in it? These ingredients are not good for those people who are allergic to milk.

Okay, so when I visited the store, I didn’t see any Motrin brand. I went to the check out to pay, but then when I read the paper from the FNP, I’ve noticed the emphasis that I needed to buy the junior strength. So I put my cart on the side and went back to the pharmacy section, but I cannot find any Motrin junior strength. So I waited for an available pharmacist, and when there’s one, she said she will help me find it. She couldn’t find any Motrin also, and she suggested that I’ll just buy the equate brand. I asked if it’s okay and she said, ‘IT’S THE SAME AS MOTRIN.’ I went back to my cart and pay for all the items that I needed to buy.

Lesson: It is always good to read and search for all the ingredients before giving any meds to anyone like my kid who has food allergies. Oh dear Lord!

Anyway, I tried to read (online) the ingredients of Motrin ibuprofen, and it does not have any whey, lactose or any other milk ingredients in it.

Good thing if I just bought the MOTRIN as it doesn’t have milk ingredients in it. Oh dear Lord, please protect my kid and other people who have allergies.

From now on, I will have to read and search for every ingredient of generic brands or whatever medicines that I will be giving to my kid who has food allergies. Oh dear Lord!

Sore throat, high fever, clinic visits, hospital stay, Petechiae skin rashes, Motrin, and steriods

Sore throat Monday night and Tuesday morning my kid went to blended learning school for a day to be with other homeschoolers. I gave him the tea same as he always had every time he will complain of a sore throat. When I picked him up in the afternoon, he said his throat was fine because the of eating grapes.
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Delish Cassava cake and Goldilocks Mamon

When my friend visited Yo-Ka Café, she bought these yummy treats for me. And these were cassava cake and goldilocks special mamon. These were so delish that I just ate it the same day. She also brought a lumpia but then I wasn’t able to take a photo of it coz I ate it while I was driving home (like every stop light, I also take a bite, haha). I am grateful for my friend who always shares her blessings with me.

For quick healing


It is the season that I need to have many stocks of band-aids. I need these things to heal the cuts of my fingers due to dry humidity. Even if I stayed in the US for more than 10 years now, but every cold season I will still experience skin dryness no matter how many times I used lotion. Every time I have small cuts besides my nails (usually – due to constant washing of hands with all of the house chores), I will have small cuts on my skin, and it is painful. For my cuts to heal easily, I’ll have to wrap it with band-aid after putting a Vaseline every night. This will heal my skin overnight, or it will take 3 days if the cut is deep. My skin is still not used to the dry humidity in my place, and it’s okay. My dry skin will always heal up.

Fun Halloween Time for the kiddos this year

My kids and I were looking for Halloween costumes yesterday in the mall, but since it’s the day of the event, we couldn’t find anything. So, while we were walking inside the mall, I saw a barber shop, and so I let my son had his hair cut since he had a long hair. After the haircut, as we continue roaming around we found one store that has girl’s stuff, and so we got inside the store as there were few capes and other things for Halloween. I bought a costume for the girl and a knitted hat for the boy together with fidget spinners since that store was offering buy 3 take 3 for free.

But they didn’t have a basket, and I didn’t have any idea that they can use a pillowcase since it’s their 2nd-time trick or treats so we visited Walmart. We did find lots of Halloween costumes, so I bought another – a shopkins costume and a Pikachu. Then we went home to change clothes, and we joined our friends’ trick or treat in their neighborhood.

Since it was cold and I didn’t want to walk, I told my friend that we will ride the car while roaming around their neighborhood. It did help our trick or treaters a lot since they were not feeling cold and at the same time, they were not walking too much. Their buckets were full of just a few houses that they chose to ding the doorbells.

Before we headed home, we dropped by at the house of my friend and sorted the candies. I left the one with peanut ingredients coz it’s not good for my kiddos. I drove home after that with my kids so happy with their 2nd trick or treats.

Next year, we will join again, and we will not roam around walking, but we will roam around riding our car. It’s fun.

Driving in the interstate be like

There are times I’d love to drive on the interstate highway. I don’t mind if I will drive for few minutes to hours. You know I am a home buddy, but it doesn’t mean that I don’t love to go out. I’d love going out and just driving around especially with the whole family coz I want to bring my kids out.

And in this video, I cannot remember why I drive on the interstate. Maybe it’s a field trip for the school of my kids. The date stated that it’s September of last year. Oh well, I am just sharing this video and saving it in my channel. Hope you are having fun watching.

Driving on the interstate highway, you’ve got to be brave coz u will be driving with vans and other huge trucks plus other aggressive drivers. Also, you’ve got to pray for the safety of your travel, and for the safety of all motorists.

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