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What day is it? It's the 336th day of 336 days! 2020 is almost over! How'd you feel about it? I feel like, "Wow! We've reached this far!" Imagine the series of devastating events that we've encountered along the way but here we are, we keep on going! We keep on fighting! No matter how broken we are... No matter how tired we are... So, why don't we tap our shoulders and say, "I'm proud of you, self." And there is one more thing I want you to do. In the last day of 2020, I want you take some time to reflect on the lessons 2020 has taught you and what you've learned from it. Here's mine, 20 THINGS I'VE LEARNED IN 2020 1. Focus on the things I can control I'm always excited for the new year because for me, it means a brand new start. And 2020 is not just an another year, it's a mark of a new decade.  Even before 2020 began, I have a 20/20 vision for the first six months of it already. I have set a goals on each mon


Hello bookworms! It's Christmas time! One of the traditions in this season is to put up a Christmas tree. As a book-lover,  I put up our Christmas tree using some of the books I owned which are also made from trees for trees is used to produce papers and papers is used to produce books.  It's also a time to do a recap of all the books I've read this year. I've only read 6 books.  It's very few for someone who claims to be a book-lover but I have my reason.  I feel guilty that I can read a fiction book in one sitting but my Bible reading doesn't even last for 5 minutes. I want to spend more time with the Word of God and if I can't do that, I don't deserve a time to read a fiction book but if I can do that, I reward myself a time to read a fiction book.  So here's the fiction books I've rewarded myself this year:  1. The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones by Cassandra Clare I've seen 'Shadowhunter' in Netflix and I have this


Hello bellas! Good news! After months of suffering from flaking and itchy scalp and also months of trying different anti-dandruff shampoo and medicated shampoo, finally, I am dandruff-free!!  Thanks to Naturals by Watsons Aloe Vera and Scalp Tonic! I bought it on the first week of December with a hope that it will rid my dandruff. And it did!  I used it twice daily. Since I have long thick hair, I spray it generously on my damp hair right after bath and on my dry hair before I sleep at night and massage it on my scalp and on my hair. It leaves a mild fragrance on my hair that I really love to smell from time to time and a moisture-balanced scalp that rid dandruff and prevent it from coming back. What I love more about it?  It is certified organic! D ouble the power of aloe vera for extra strengthening:   Organic aloe vera juice  from UK that nourishes the hair and soothes dry and itchy scalps to prevent flaking and  natural aloe vera extract from US that replenishes the hai


Living in the hustle and bustle of the big city for almost three years made me appreciate the life in the province more than ever.  The fresh and cool weather.  The green fields. The mountain scenery.  The river.  The rooster's crow in the morning.    The vegetables in the backyard.  The sounds of cicadas at night.  And the presence of my family.  Ahh... Province life. 💚 In this new chapter of my life comes a new segment in my blog.  Sweet's Journey in the Province.   It is to show you the beauty of my province. The beauty of  Negros Occidental . From the people, language spoken, culture, foods to the places. Month by month I'll publish a blog post about my journey in the province. I'll start off with November, my first month here.  But before I tour you around, let me take you first to the place where I grew up, with side stories here and there.  FAMILY'S HOME Our home is located in the rural area of Bacolod City. Bacolod is the capital city of the pr


Hello bellas! There’s a lot of things in my mind that I want to do once I finish my 14-day quarantine. Such as: Buy skin care products suitable for these cool months.  Catch up with old friends. Eat at local restaurants/coffeeshops I've missed so much.  But first thing first.  So, after I finished my 14-day quarantine, I went to Watsons-SM City Bacolod. I used to hate it when a sales person is following me around but I appreciate it now. I don't want to spend too long in the mall and with her assistance, I find the things I need to buy right away in lower prices. I am so happy with this haul and I thought of sharing it with you all. Let's begin!  DOVE GENTLE EXFOLIATING NOURISHING BODY WASH 550 ML BUY 1 TAKE 1 (P289.00) Now that I’m living with my parents I want to buy supplies that is good for the whole family.  And this body wash is perfect for us.  The one at the back is already open and I personally enjoy using it either with my hands or with a l


God is always on time.  We may feel that His response is taking too long but actually His timing is just perfect. Never early. Never late. And my journey back into my hometown will testify to that. If you don't know yet, I'm a country girl who followed her dreams in the capital city. You can read my story of Leap of Faith here . For over two years of living in the city, I feel the longing to go back into my hometown and to be with my family. And it was heightened by the COVID19 outbreak. I bought a plane ticket during the second month of Enhance Community Quarantine. And honestly on my mind, " coronavirus will be gone by June.  Everything will go back to normal."  But it didn't!  Comes July, and I lost my job that month.  It's a good thing, I only bought one-way ticket which I also took it as a sign from God that it is His will for me to go home... for I don't know how long. Only God knows. All I want is to see my family whom I never seen for a


I am an empath. I have a gift to feel the emotion of others. I have a gift to sympathize with others. And October has been a long hard month for me. I feel negative energy worse than any other month of this year. It caused me a little pain and a little discomfort because I don't understand where its coming from... Where these feelings are coming from?  Is it still from others or is it already my own?  I had sleepless nights, panic attacks and inability to relax.  B ut I take this gift as a blessing to help others who are also suffering from anxiety, to let them feel that they are not alone in their journey.  The population of empath may be rare, but anyone can help. And someone is needing your help right now. Look around.  A family. Friends. Workmates.  Even a strong person needs someone to be there for her/him. Check them.  Help them.  Here are 10 Ways on How to Help Someone with Anxiety: 1. Learn to Recognize the Symptoms of Anxiety With this new normal, the only thin