Thursday, July 29, 2010

GT: Me and my Emotions

Talking about our emotions for this week's meme, allow me to say that I do have a high emotional quotient - there's a proof to it. In the organization that I work with, we have a regular aptitude and e.q. test for its employees and I'm proud to say that mine is consistently high ;)

Beyond the scientific proof, I may also say that the relationships I build with the people around me can speak for it.

Why is this so. I cry. I often remember the words of my grandfather when he was still alive, "cry". He told me to release my feelings, specially the negative ones by crying it out, to relieve myself, to be able to think better and to avoid getting heart ailments. Crying doesn't show weakness, interestingly, it brings out our strength. Our minds get clearer once our heart is freed from stress. I've kept it mind, it helped me go through lives challenges until now.

I'm a jolly person as well. I try to find the goodness of every person or of any situation. I try not to dwell too much on lessen the smile-lines on my face. I guess, it is one of my beauty secrets, that's why I don't look my age. Most of the time, people mistakenly thinks that I'm the youngest in the siblings, when in fact, I'm the eldest.

So there goes my share of what I love about me, Emotionally...check out the rest :)

Sunday, July 25, 2010

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Thursday, July 22, 2010

GT: My Spiritual Being

Its' Thursday once again, Girls Talk day. Today's topic is on one's spirituality.I'm a Roman Catholic by faith while Islam runs through my blood. My maternal grandfather is straight Islam while my maternal grandmother remained a devout Catholic. They may be on different sides when it comes to their faith but they walked on a common ground in terms of their spiritual beliefs.

In spite of differences in our faith, my grandfather insisted on us going to an exclusive Catholic school in high school. Beside the exclusivity of the school, I believed my grandfather wanted us to strengthen our faith while studying there.

I grew up in an environment of mixed faith, aside from the above, we had acquaintances who had spiritual beliefs other than ours. Thus it somehow molded me into what I am now spiritually speaking. I believe in one Supreme Being regardless of how we call Him. I am open to whatever beliefs others may have as long as it does not degrade the belief of others. I do my spiritual obligations, as well as try hard to practice what is being though to me by my faith.
It is my spirituality that dictates my values in life, it is the core of my whole personality. It is through my spiritual being that I commune with my God, enhancement of it is my way of deepening my relationship with my Lord.

I do not engage in heavy discussions with regards to my spiritual beliefs, my stand will always be "I respect your faith, please respect mine". I also believe that there is no need to prove the existence of a Supreme Being, just look around us, there's enough proof.

What about you? Share yourself in terms of your spirituality, click here, too, to get to know more about our girl friends in Girls Talk. Happy sharing :)

Thursday, July 15, 2010

GT: The Mental Me

Being the eldest of four definitely made a great influence on how I am mentally speaking.

At an early age I was though how to discipline myself so that my younger siblings will look at me as a good example. Therefore, at an early age, I was trained to think first before doing anything, of course there were so many lapses hehehe...I can also be a good headache to my parents.

I was an above average student while in the early stages of schooling, but wasn't able to
maintain the level when already in college. But I'm proud to say that I was able to graduate from a very reputable university on time....whew! Proud to say too that I was able to pass an admission test for a post graduate course, geared towards a medical career...sad to say can't cope with the financial side of it :(

I am with the premiere environmental organization of the Philippines, Haribon Foundation for 7 years now. I think I am doing well, mentally speaking so

Relationship-wise, my husband seeks my opinion in most of the major decisions for our family. Likewise, my (maiden) family also values my judgment in major situations.

So far, I can say, my sanity is still intact. How about yours? Click on the badge in this article for more of girls talks.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

GT: Financially Independent

This week's on Girls Talk is about how we are (as an individual) financially.

I'm proud to believe that I am, financially speaking, an independent woman. From the time I began working, I told myself, I will slowly phased out from depending on my parents for my sustenance, specially those of for my personal use. Not really bragging, but I'm also proud to say that I wisely spend hard earned money. I try very hard to discipline m
yself by maintaining an income and expense log. The income and expense log tells where my money goes even before I receive my monthly salary. After setting aside the budget for utilities, children & household needs, savings and financial obligations, the remaining is the only amount I spend until I receive the next salary. Extra income from my cross-stitches and events organizing goes to our children savings account.

Now that I have a family of my own and a husband who's always on the practical side in terms of spending, I really have to make sure that every centavo counts. That, my husband thinks, is the reason why my siblings are still banking on me for emergency needs.

When I was still single, I give my share in the household expenses. Even up to now, we (me and my husband) give our fair share in the household utilities - we are still living in my mom's house until we finally get our own...thanks mom!

I also give my mom her monthly allowance, not too big though, but I think is enough for her to spend on some of her kikay stuff. I'm also able to give my share in terms of our mother's medical needs (she underwent Thyroidectomy and a follow-up radioactive treatment) which is also quite an amount.

Despite the mentioned, I still give myself some pampering, a regular weekly pedicure, a twice-a-year facial &hair treatment and a date or two with my husband in the spa. All of which again are financially planned.

By the way, I'm with a non-government organization, so the pay isn't that much. Credit is given to discipline, my husband's principle of saving first before spending and my slightly OCD behavior.

So, that's it. I hope this share of Girls Talk is not just getting to know each other through blog but also learning from each others experiences. Check out others Girls Talk of the week by clicking on the badge. You may want to share your I Love Me stuff as well.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Where Have Your SANDALS Gone?

Where Have Your SANDALS Gone? is a contest given by ELRO to all owners of Ipanema, Grendha & Riders footwear. This promo seeks out the most appealing photos reflecting the Ipanema, Grendha and Rider personality and lifestyle.

How to join? Send in a photo of you wearing your sandals in a fun, hip location, engaged in a fun activity or showing the uniqueness of the sandals, flip flops or slides while hanging out.

A valid entry includes:
  • A photo answering the question: Where have your SANDALS gone?
  • A close up photo of the sandals where the brand name or style/design can be easily seen. Style or model of the sandals should also be indicated if known.
  • A title and a short narrative detailing the story behind the photo.
  • Name of contestant and contact details (landline or mobile number, email, address)
A contestant may send as many entries as he/she wants. Entries are to be emailed to There will be five (5) finalists per brand and one of them can be the winner of this contest.

Entries should be sent from July 1 to September 11, 2010. Winners will be drawn on September 13 and will be notified on September 26 during the Sandalias Festival at the Trinoma Mall's Activity Center in Quezon City.

Wonderful prizes awaits the finalist and winners. So what are you waiting for? Search for a photo of you in your Ipanema, Grendha and Rider sandals or grab your digicam and start capturing yourself on your sandals in the most fun and hip moments!

Sunday, July 4, 2010

GT: I Love Me, Physically

Meme time! for this week, it's what I love about my physical self.

It's my fair-to-light complexion that I love about me physically. No matter how hard I try to get myself tanned, I always go back to my fair complexion. I don't get to enjoy being tan, I
just get red all over then after a week or two, I'm back to being fair. Although I still use some products to maintain my fair complexion specially in the armpit and bikini line areas.

I got this from my dad, and as far as it goes, people say my 2 kids got my complexion as well.

I also love my droppy eyes, kinda like Sleepy, one of the dwarfs of Snow White, hehe. It's what gets people mesmerized in me.

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