Category Archives: Family Life

Potipot Island is Love! (Day 40 #100HappyDays)

We all woke up early today to prepare to swim at Potipot Island. We booked a beachfront room at Isla Vista, so this is the view from outside.

Our nanay and her BFF Tita Beth went to the nearest market a few hours earlier so they can buy meats, seafood and grilling tools we need since we found out we have to cook our own food at Potipot Island (Ken initially thought we can hire the boat guy to grill for us – realized I shouldn’t let him research and plan our next vacation πŸ˜€ ).

We took a quick swim at the beach in front of Isla Vista while we waited for our nanay to return. After a lightΒ breakfast, we headed out to Potipot Island aboard a boat.

On our way to Potipot Island

There were a zillion people there (okay, more like a thousand perhaps, but you know what I mean πŸ˜› ). After I went with Ken and some of his online gamer friends (who happened to be taking a vacay there too) to check out a camping site around the island, we headed back to the area where we left our nanay with our bags, only to find out they were lucky enough to reserve the table right in front of the boat unloading area. Hahahah πŸ˜€

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My Friendship With My Bro : Day 7 #100HappyDays

Younger usEarlier today, my bro and I were talking about how weird it is that people find our closeness amusing, especially after we tell them about our age gap of 7 years. It’s like our friendship, our relationship isn’t normal. Hah!

My bro and I have been close since we were kids. Yes, we’re not perfect. We get into petty fights and arguments here and there, and one major over-dramatic moment a few years ago (my fault! πŸ˜€ ), but we always end up like nothing happened. We just feel like that’s the NORMAL thing to do… ’cause we’re siblings and we should have each other’s back, right?

It’s sad that this isn’t the case for everyone. It’s honestly heartbreaking for us to hear about other siblings having this unending rift like they’re not family. I mean, c’mon. There are so many people you’ll be fighting against or who will hurt you in your life, so why would you even let your siblings turn to enemies or your competition? You’re supposed to love each other no matter what!

That’s why I”m so happy about my friendship with my li’l bro Kenneth. He may be turning 27 this year, but I will always look at him like he’s my li’l bro. Kaya nga nauuto ako eh!! πŸ˜€ I love him, and I know he loves me. And I’m just glad that we have this relationship, which I will cherish forever.

I wish more families or siblings will have this kind of friendship.

My brother and I

We’re very often mistaken as a couple. πŸ˜€ We don’t really act like I’m the older sibling. Some even ask who’s older, and there are people who think I’m younger. MWAHAHAHA πŸ˜€

(I must admit, I got a li’l teary-eyed while writing this… you just don’t know what we’ve been through together with our nanay. It makes me smile just thinking about how we’re still as tight as we are now even after all these years. πŸ™‚ )

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Finding the right dentist is crucial

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Finding a dentist who has your dental health and overall health at heart will give you the sense of comfort and confidence you need each time you enter the office and sit in the dental chair. Creating this sense of trust will help your dentist as well as you, as you both learn to trust each other and sustain a long relationship, so your dentist can treat your dental needs better.

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Taking Control of My Life

I have never been THIS busy my entire life, but I’M LOVING IT! Why? Because of everything I’m doing now (which I also happen to love!), I’m capable of providing for my family and helping my mom with the finances at home. And most importantly, I’m doing all the work at the comforts of my own bedroom. How blessed and lucky am I? πŸ™‚

Turn your CAN'TS to CANS, and dreams into plans

The truth is, I don’t think luck has anything to do with what I have accomplished so far. I know and I believe I have worked my butt off to get to where I am now. Like what I always say, if you’re determined enough to change your situation or the quality of your life, YOU CAN. You have all the power to do it.

Sure, you can be motivated by other people and their experiences, but in the end, it all boils down on how much you want to do it for yourself. Don’t wait for the tides to change. Don’t fricking wait! Don’t just retweet or repost motivational or inspirational quotes. TAKE ACTION! It will do wonders!

I guess this is why I never wanted to be a bum or someone who depends on others to live my life. I have always been independent, even when I was very young. I know for sure that it’s because of what I’ve seen from my nanay – how she struggled to keep our family afloat, all the while dealing with someone who she thought she can depend on her entire married life. She is a strong woman, and I am a strong woman because I wanted to be like her – a woman who can stand on her own two feet, with my head held up high.

I have big plans for my future, and now, I’m focused on improving my overall health, so I can live longer and enjoy my life to the fullest. And that’s why I’m also helping my mother deal with her health too. I want her to be with me while I take giant leaps towards my oh-so bright future. πŸ™‚

Inspirational quote - Do what you can with what you have wherever you are

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