Thursday, March 19, 2015


I was moved, speechless in a way. I've read it many times Yesterday. Can't help not to read it again and again even up to now, not because It was a real good read but because It was the same thing I have been wanting to write for such a long time. 

Well, since It was already written with no other than my little bro, I will just copy paste it here for you guys to read also. It's US!

We were mocked once. A big family of eight children in a so-called unfortunate situation. A high school undergrad parents who sheltered their sons and daughters in a very simple abode – sometimes deprived of a three full meal a day but still trying to survive. A family who has to be separated from time to time from each other for what we think is necessary. A family others thought to be going nowhere. . .

This is not a monologue of grudge. This is not made with a feeling of resentment. This is an epistle of gratitude – a bit sarcastic though sincere. A letter with pride in a humble disposition. A missive meant to inspire not to blow our own horn though right now my heart sings its praises.

Let me tell our story. We were once below the poverty line. Broth with young shoots of sweet potato (which sometimes lack ingredients) is our best cuisine. Root crops are our viand. Canned goods (which we always call ‘salmon’ no matter what the brand is or what kind of fish it is made) are our sweet escape. It’s not that really bad. It’s just way too far from what we always wished to taste and eat. We study in a dim light of gas lamp. We go to school sometimes with no penny in a pocket or worse no food in our stomach. We have to took a lengthy stride to school. But we continue to endure. We have to. . .as our Mama did. That’s the only way her sacrifice can make any sense. That’s the only way we can even the odds and show the world that how may little we were, we are still capable of something other’s thought we can’t.

And now I just want to thank all of those who ridicule us. They’re last on the list though. They somehow did inspire us. We were stirred to move forward away from those scorns. I now appreciate all of those. Though it was a bit harsh motivation, it still serves its purpose. Luckily we’re strong that we were not swayed other way around by those. But I couldn’t still suggest that it’s a recommended stimulus.

First on the list, I thank Almighty God. Above all, He’s still the best motivator. He’s the one who give us the strength to move forward. He’s giving us all the help we needed though we never realized it during those moments. His grace and mercies cannot put forth in words. He’s the greatest and forever will be. Second, I thank my parents especially to my Mama. It is a job well done for you guys! We will all never make it if without you. And now to my sisters who continue to support us. I have always been saying this, thank you thank you very much! I’ll always be lucky to be born with you as my siblings. And to my brothers, just continue to spice up our lives. I hope we could all do better. Haha. To Uncle David, I’ve been saying thank you a lot. And I will still say thank you. To my classmates, friends and close friends, we finally did it! Let’s say hooray!
I would just like to mention that as the saying goes, I do believe that poverty is not a hindrance to success. This remains true. We somehow did prove it and still proving it. We may still not that affluent, but we will be there someday. I just want to rephrase the previous quotation: Poverty is not an excuse. Let this not be a gravity to pull us, the unfortunate, down. Rather let this be an upward driving force for us, to prove to ourselves and others that in this world a little man can be a mighty David in front of Golliaths.

Before I end this valedictory address [just feeling :D], together with my sisters and brother, we proudly say that officially it already makes us five graduates in the family. We may not be all but at least there’s more than half of us. And so we dare to say, that we are our family’s pride!

Thanks be to God!

Enjoy readin'...

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

GOODBYE 2014, HELLO 2015

Months, Years had passed and I almost forgot to update this blog, as usual. Well, to sum up what had happened last year which maybe considered as best and worst of 2014, let me share some good/bad things that happened.

ASMSI Family
Our expat life will never be boring because I have the biggest family I can run too. They have filled our lives with many colors, made every moments of togetherness a meaningful one.

We had the best Christmas here in Dubai, two of our spiritual mother, Sr. Tess and Sr. Elena visited us. 

Family, Siblings, Flatmates/Friends in Dubai
Shared our 2014 with the best people around. Some had came and some had left but forever they will leave footprints in our lives.

For the longest time that I was in resentment , this year I had the best feeling of somehow being free from hatred and anger to some people who have left so much pain in me for the past years. I felt so relieved, Thanks to that little kiddo who made it possible.

New Year, New Home
Feeling so financially broke as we welcome 2015, the flat we've lived for 6 years was not renewed which made us look for a new place. A new place means one month advance, one month deposit plus the fact that we spent a lot also for Christmas and New Year, also to add some new things we bought for the new home but anyway we have a very cozy place now.

We enjoyed having our little buddy last year, celebrated her first year with last November. At first we thought it will be an additional burden but then later we realized it's all worth it. 

I had stopped my fertility medication early last year. Spent so much on it but still nothing happened. For Hubby, it was the worst year. He was brought to emergency last February, followed by so many other check ups with same problem and yet it kept coming back. Hoping we could save enough this year for his thorough check up.

That's all I guess for the highlights of our 2014. Hoping that 2015 will be a good year for us.

Goodluck! Cheers!!

Tuesday, September 30, 2014


Photo from Nume

Oh Yeah! I've been spending so much lately for beauty products, skin care and hair care and the current purchase I did was that Pink Nume Titan 3 Styling Sets. Kinda pricy actually, original price was $250 but I got it $117.44 including delivery and tax (US & UAE) after deducting discounts that I got from a YouTube Vlogger I am subscribed (whom I forgot the name).

Well, I don't really like curly hair. I always wanted it straight and for the longest time I never tried curling my hair even when attending a party. I already bought one curling iron before but I've used it few times only. Lately, while watching Beauty YouTubers making reviews about this Nume Curling Iron I got interested to buy but when I saw it online that it's too expensivem, I said "No, Never" but 3 weeks ago I was just so lucky to have almost 60% discount, so yeah, I ordered it and it came one week after.

The styling set came with a beautiful pink & white tube case + a black gloves to protect your hand while curling your hair.

Photo of Gloves from Ebay

Well, I am actually a beginner in doing those curles on my hair, I found it a bit harder to do than make up but for sure practice will makes it perfect. 


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