I almost make my tummy aches when I heard a joke about eyebrows. This joke is from Filipino language, “Biruin mo na ang lasing, huwag lang ang misis mong na nagkikilay!” (Go mess up with a drunkard but not with your wife who is fixing her brows!) It is better told in Filipino, right! Yeah, Kilay is really life! I will make a series of post about “Kilay” (eyebrows). Now, let’s first talk about threading. I know what you are thinking, the ouches of threading! Before you try it, I will give you a glimpse of threading and its advantages and disadvantages. Feels like I am having a good vibes of becoming a beauty guru, how I wish I can be one! So, now let’s just pretend that I am your “Kilay guru”, I like the sounds of it! [Read more…]
Women deserve to be treated nicely. There are many women around the world that are abused and it is sad to hear news about them. I’ve seen and read many abusive stories about women and their battles. Most of them are staying at home mothers who treated badly. What’s worse than this is that the society is tolerating such abuse! And even co-mothers are treating other mothers badly. This breaks my heart.
If I got a chance, I will help many women as much as I can.
- I want to see them build a career even they are staying at home or at least earn a decent money.
- I want to bring back their confidence.
- I want to see them grow.
- I want them to be a good wife and mother to her children.
- I want them to gain a good relationship with their family and in-laws.
- I want to put genuine smiles on their face.
Every woman deserved empowerment. It is sad to see that other woman putting down others, I know that feeling because I’ve been there! Someone put me down but fortunately, my best friends are there to encourage me. There are many women that are highly competitive, what I thought about them is maybe because they are just insecure or unhappy with their lives so what I gave them is simply understanding them. I have nothing to do with them, I can’t even get rid of them! As much as possible, I want to help other people even if I am not that sufficient to help them. I believe that a simple act of kindness makes a real big difference. I created a list of reasons why should we need to empower our fellow women:
- A woman is unique and completely different to each other.
I believe that every woman is unique and completely different to each other. The way I dressed up, the way I speak, the way I parent my son, the way I became a wife to my husband, the way I work, etc. I am completely unique so I don’t deserve to have a comparison to a totally different woman beside me.
I just realized of individual’s uniqueness when I was in a clinic waiting for my son’s turn. There are these 2 women who are seemingly having competitions between their kids and I was like, what the hell these women are thinking of?! I was silently listening to them and I feel pity about their kids. I hate it when a woman compares her child to another woman’s child which is awful!
- A woman is a great best friend but can also become your worst enemy.
Fortunately, I have some women who’ve been my best friends for years. I trust them most but I can count them on my fingers, that’s the truth of it. I realized that when you found your greatest friend, you have to keep her for good. I heard a lot of best of friends’ horror stories, yesterday they are the best of friends and then now they are the worst enemies! Oh, I don’t want to experience that! As much as possible, I give time to my best friends even if I am busy. You don’t know when they really need you, a tap on the shoulder or a simple hug can really encourage them.
- A woman is full of talents sitting inside of her waiting to be awakened.
I know a lot of women who are talented but never have chances of getting empowerment. I am so glad that I have some friends who thanked me for empowering them, giving them small time jobs. I knew how they feel, I was once in their places! I am so glad that I was also empowered during my delicate times. When I got a chance to land a job and build my career even I was at home, I felt so inspired and satisfied. I became confident and happier with my life. I feel a sense of significance and a self-respect. It’s not about the money I am earning but the talent and passion I am fulfilling.
We are of a great purpose and I believe step by step I am fulfilling mine. I want to help other women too even on my small steps. I don’t have much to give but I still choose to. I don’t have so much time to help but I want to spend a little of my time. I have only a few women who empowered but I can see the big changes they have right now and I feel happy to be a part of their success. When I learn my life lessons, as much as possible I stay away from judging other women why they choose to stay with their current life now. Probably, they just need a little push from someone who truly understands them. Someone to empower them that might be you.
It’s not my cup of tea to read any genre of a book but when I received this book “Beak Free” by Don Soriano from my friend, I’m honestly not interested to read it. But yesterday I had a chance to read because I had nothing to do while on vacation. [Read more…]
Oh, my gosh! Liza Soberano is so stunning, I love her look at the recent Star Magic Ball. Although it was a few months ago, I am still stunned by her beauty. I want to achieve her look but unfortunately, that gorgeous look is not suitable for me. Her face is so angelic and mine is the opposite of it, ha-ha! Kidding aside, I am eyeing off a glamorous look I want to mimic [Read more…]
There are many things that have changed in my life ever since I become independent. I can make my own decisions. I can be a better person if I want to, I have to admit it that I have a horrible past. I am a product of a broken family or should I say, a second family as I tackled it on my biggest regrets.
My childhood was not the typical happy and carefree childhood many of you have. I am always careful with the words that I utter and I am always limited in my actions. I feel like I am no equal to my cousins. I feel like an outcast in the family. I feel bad and sad when I was a child.
I learned that my family is not the first and legal family of my father. Once in a while, those memories are still lingering in my mind. I am hurt, but I am brave enough to face it when I was young. I also learned that I have 5 other siblings; 4 sisters and a brother. It could have been a very exciting childhood, learning that I am not the eldest in the family and I have 4 big sisters! With that, I can go carefree as I want to be and play with my big sisters. My expectations did not happen, pains keep hurting me and so as hard and terrible words that pierced my heart.
I’ve kept those pains in my heart, but I later realized that it is not helping me. So, I decided to move on- slowly but surely. Time has passed and wounds are healing. My sisters and I are having a little conversation through Facebook. At first, it was a very awkward moment. Yes, can you imagine it? I don’t know about them.
When we saw each other in person, it was a few years ago and we talked to each other but not like a normal sister-bonding moment. Maybe, it is normal in our case. I am very thankful in their response and acceptance. It is so hard to be in this situation, trust me.
Sometimes, I am thinking of visiting my sisters or do some bonding with them, but I am skeptical about it in due respect to their mother. Maybe, one of these days I will have the guts of doing it. My father’s mistake has hurt a lot of people, but I know God has a plan for everything.
Right now, we communicate regularly via Facebook and I think our wounds deep inside our hearts are totally healed. I can truly say that I moved on from my terrible past and my post about my biggest regret had just ended.
I am not anymore that little girl that I used to be… I will not let my past situation dictate who am I going to be. I am now a woman- tough, confident and wiser.
When I was a child, I used to adore my aunties’ skin. They are in their 30’s and 40’s when I was on my reckless days. They all have fair and flawless skin, maybe because of our Chinese blood. During my childhood days, I am not cautious with what I do. I just go play and be careless as I can be outside the house. I ended up getting wounds when I was a child and that drives my grandma crazy. She told me that when I get older, I will regret those times. Then, after so many years I found out that my grandma is totally correct! My skin is not as flawless as my aunties! I got scars on my legs. Good thing that I found helpful products that keep my skin healthier than before. I tried so many things and [Read more…]
I am at the mall last weekend, I helped my best friend in finding the right lipstick shade for her. After gathering some picks finally, she has chosen one and it looks proper on her.
A few steps away, [Read more…]
Hello, Fashionistas! I’m sure you’re so excited about your graduation. Here’s my “Simple Smokey Eye” graduation makeup idea using Fashion 21 Cosmetics.
This is my first ever NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream. I don’t believe in Love at first sight, but this one I totally in love with this when I first saw it. [Read more…]
Sad, confused, afraid, unacceptable and uncomfortable. These what I felt when I was young when a friend talks about our favorite childhood memories all I could say was “Nothing”. I’m not happy I mean my childhood memories is my biggest regret and it’s worst.