Cold wax anyone?

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Today, I am so happy. I made my own DIY coldwax. This coldwax is very easy to do. You just need sugar, honey, water and lemon juice. Heat it up and viola you can now use it to remove unwanted hair in your legs, face and underarms.
But making it is the tricky part and of course applying it is the second hardest part. But if you are able to watch the point where the sugar turns to brown then you are good to go. Once it cools off but still warm take some and make into a ball then spread it on the part where you want hair to be removed. Then pull it against the root of the hair and presto your hair will be removed.
the mixture can be stored in your refrigerator for at least 2 months. So anytime you see unwanted hair in your legs, underarms and face then you can always use it . No need to go to the salon for your hair to be removed. It saves time and money.
Come on try it. Just let me know if you want the exact recipe by commenting below.

Birthdays

Every year we do celebrate the day we were born. Whether the celebration will be a grand one or a simple one, it really depends on you how you want to celebrate it. Happiness after all is our own doing. 

I just celebrated my 55 years of existence. 

Oh my, yes I am getting old now. But a great realization is that  I want to age gracefully. Whatever I do now it’s all about how I should live my life – and I want to live a full life. A happy life , a life of gratefulness and happiness. My realization is that I should choose how i should be living. A life being contented where and what I am is what I am aiming for. And it boils down into one – that everyday I wake up I should Praise and Thank God for a brand new day. And that I will choose to be happy no matter what. I should be contented with life, and be happy always. A positive attitude should be my goal. 

How about you? 

FAMILY

FAMILY

Just recently our youngest son graduated from University. We all meet up in the US to attend his graduation ceremony. We had a most exciting, happy and memorable five (5) days together as a family. It made me realize that meeting up the whole family will be rare these days knowing that each child is working in a different continent and timing their work vacations will be hard. And gathering them all again in one roof will be much harder. But one thing is for sure, we can always be in touch with each other through whats up, wechat, facetime, etc. After all, family is family – we will always be there for each other.
So for all those families with small children, hug them, embrace them, have bonding times together as a family because when they all grow up it will be different.

Small Things With Great Love

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I would like to Honor and give due recognition to all Moms who do a 24 hour job taking care of their children whether they be a month old or a grown up. Moms who specifically gave up their careers to be with their children.They work silently in the background. Just making sure that their children are properly taken cared of. And the house is spotlessly clean. These are the Moms who should be appreciated and given due recognition.
But a working Mom should be equally recognised and appreciated too because they have to juggle between work and the children. Which for me is a very hard task to do.

Since today we celebrate International Women’s Day – let me salute all women who in their own little way makes a difference in the world we live in.

Life is a Metaphor

Life is an opportunity

Yesterday, we attended our Couples for Christ Chapter Assembly here in Jakarta Indonesia. The talk was given by our Chapter Head Bro. Jojo Apolo. As always, he gave a very inspiring talk that when we all went home we were so filled up and soaring high.
His talk was about the POWER OF METAPHORS. So what is a metaphor? According to Dictionary.com it is

a figure of speech in which a term or phrase is applied to something to which it is not literally applicable in order to suggest a resemblance, as in “A mighty fortress is our God.”.

Mother Teresa is quoted using a lot of Metaphors.

“Life is an opportunity, benefit from it.
Life is beauty, admire it.
Life is a dream, realize it.
Life is a challenge, meet it.
Life is a duty, complete it.
Life is a game, play it.
Life is a promise, fulfill it.
Life is sorrow, overcome it.
Life is a song, sing it.
Life is a struggle, accept it.
Life is a tragedy, confront it.
Life is an adventure, dare it.
Life is luck, make it.
Life is too precious, do not destroy it.
Life is life, fight for it.”
― Mother Teresa

According to Bro. Jojo we should have our personal metaphors. These metaphors should:
1. Influence our behavior
2. Invisible guide to our choices for learning new capabilities
3. Impact our core values and life purpose

And these metaphors that we choose should answer the following questions:
1. Does this symbol help me to face day to day challenges in my life
Does this symbol make me weak.?
2. Does it help me make me peaceful, become positive in life?
3. Does this symbol inspire me to build my skills to be competent and learn more things?
4. Is my metaphor aligned to my values and beliefs. What is important to me?
5. Is it aligned to my purpose?
6. Is it aligned to God’s calling?

So what’s your metaphor?

Common, you dont need to think big or research for it. What comes to mind at this time is your metaphor. Through time, it may evolve to become who you really are.

College Freshmen

Its School time once again and  my eldest son is now a sophomore and another son on his freshmen year and another son going to college next year. Yes all three of them will be in college soon and we will be empty nesters once again. But before i dwell on that, let me share with you the things needed for your freshmen to start a new life on his own.
Here,  i will be dealing more with the things that they need to pack. Most Freshmen live in the dorms. And knowing that they do not really know what they will be bringing. Its best that we guide them.I am not spoon feeding them but guiding them on how to do things properly for them to succeed in life.
First things first. Let them pack their own bags. Give them a list of the essential things that they need to bring. never, never pack their things. Let them do it.

Allow me to list them for you.

  • Passport and other travel documents should be in his backpack not in his luggage. Make sure he has a pen in his backpack.
  • Appropriate clothes for the weather they will be in
  • Shoes, socks and slippers
  • A pack of first aid kits ( preferably label them so they know when to use them)
    • Pain Relievers
    • Cold & cough medications
    • Anti-allergy meds
    • Gauze and plaster ( Band-aid)
    • Alcohol

Things you need to buy before move in day:

  • Bedsheets ( usually dorm beds are Twin extra long beds), pillow cases, blanket, comforter, pillows and mattress protector
  • Hand, face and Bath towels
  • Soap, shampoo, toothbrush and toothpaste, shower tote/caddy
  • Laundry basket/bag ( buy the twin pack one where you can separate the whites from the colored), Laundry soap, Fabric Softener and Fabric Softener Sheets
  • Plate, bowl, cup, spoon and fork
  • Microwavable  plates, paper plates, disposable spoons and forks and cups
  • Flashlight with a set of batteries( place them in a zip lock bag so they can come in handy)
  • Alarm Clock
  • Study Lamp
  • Hangers
  • Iron and Ironing board
  • Wastebasket
  • School supplies
  • Noodle cups, chips and other favorite food that can be stored for a long time.
  • Some double sided tapes should they need to post some stuff.

And last but not the least your unending LOVE & SUPPORT!

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