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Happy Halloween! Do You Believe in Ghosts?

Happy Halloween guys! Tonight, the kids on our subdivision will be celebrating the annual trick or treat with their colorful costumes. And my baby is one those excited kids- and his costume this year? Robinhood. As most kids anticipate this event because of the candies and chocolates they will collect, I, on the other hand like this Halloween week because of the horror movies and specials shown on TV. Am I weird? :P

I remember my Mom always saying ‘You’re really like your Grandma- always watches those scary horror movies.’ And I of course, will answer that with a shock face then point to her back and say- ‘Ma, what’s that on your back?’ I don’t know why it always gets her :D

I’m also into romance- comedy movies, and sometimes action fantasy (depending on the story) but I especially like horror and thriller. Mainly because there’s no boring part on those movies. Documentaries about those super natural things are good too.

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How Would You Know If You Are In An Unhealthy Relationship?

Have you ever been in a relationship where your thoughts are always contrary to how you feel? Brain vs heart- that’s a cliché I know. And often times, a person feels this way when he/ she is in a relationship that is abusive, controlling, toxic or just plain unhealthy :(

So although you might be deeply in love with your boyfriend, there may be times you find yourself wondering about his actions and whether or not you are in an unhealthy relationship. Here are some questions to help you see if you really are in that kind of relationship.

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How to Look Young and Feel Young

When we are in our 20s, we want to look mature and serious and in our 40s we want to look young and energetic. Funny, isn’t it?

Many of us look in the mirror and expect to see ourselves looking as we looked twenty some years ago. We still feel young and expect to look the same way to. Most people will agree that as you age you almost always find it hard to believe that you really are the age that you are. Yeah, including me. I can’t believe after 3 years I will be 30 years old ;)

Looking young has almost become a worldwide obsession. Billions of dollars are spent upon research into ways that can help you to look younger, let alone the cash spent on products themselves. Methods range from dietary to cosmetic, including invasive surgery and superficial creams or potions. Also important, although frequently overlooked, is the impact of your own mind and your emotional world.

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What Makes You Proud?

Lately I’ve been busy balancing my life with work and my baby that I barely had time for myself- including this blog. So in case you’re wondering why I haven’t been online these past weeks, now you know.

My baby who is so busy with school- to think he’s just in Kindergarten now- will have his first school program today. He’ll be dancing ‘Eto Na Naman’ by Gary V. and to say he’s excited is an understatement. At school, he dances; at home, he practice; and he even memorized the chorus of the song.

Yesterday, they had their general practice in the stage. And half of the school were watching. Most of the kids won’t let go of their Mom’s hands and were afraid to go up the stage. But my baby? He went straight up, took his place (he’s at the front row) and smiled at me. At first I thought he will cry because of how he looked at all the people around him. But when he looked at me and I waved at him, he finally smiled :)

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Why Learn Self- Defense?

Lately I’ve been busy learning a new skill- self- defense. I’ve been meaning to do this ever since college but I never had the time, not to mention I can’t afford to pay for it back then. But now that I have enough time and money, finally I’m ready for the next level 8-)

I think of it as improving myself- especially physically. Why do I want to learn this? Simple- I don’t want to depend to other people when it comes to protecting myself and my baby. I want to be super girl. Whatever :lol: By the way, I’m taking boxing and mixed martial arts lessons.

We all know how dangerous our world is nowadays, especially for women. But I think everyday news is not enough for people to understand that they need to look out for themselves at all times whether they’re alone or even with somebody else. And I noticed that most people today spend their time looking down… looking down at their phones. Texting, looking at pictures or videos or calling someone, not paying attention to what’s going around them at all. I admit I do that sometimes but only when I really have to answer a text or a call. I grew up with my Mom being too paranoid to use her phone in public so I guess I got that from her.

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The Haunting Dream

It’s the dream again. The same dream that haunts me for years. Only now the people around us and the scene is different. But the face still remains- it’s him again.

I can’t remember the last time I dreamt of him. But the feeling that overwhelmed me when I woke up is still the same. It’s seems like it only happened yesterday.

It has been years since I last saw him. I’m not even sure if it was really him that we met at the street. I just saw him in the corner of my eyes. No- maybe the right words for it was that… I was too scared to look at him. But my heart knew it’s him. Until now- after all these years- my heart still knows that feeling.

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First Date Ideas to Help You Get A Second Date

Last week, I stumbled upon a movie on my new favorite application on my phone- it’s the GOM Cinema. It has lots of movies from different genre and even from way back 90’s. I’m not promoting it, but yeah, it’s worth a try though I’ll tell you now it often crashes. Anyway, the movie I watched was ’50 First Dates’ starring Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore. I loved the story and how Henry (Adam) tried to make Lucy (Drew) fall in love with him every day. Seriously, is that kind of guy really exists? ;) So I’m itching to write this post as soon as I finished watching the movie but unfortunately, and as usual, my schedule didn’t permit it.

Long pauses. Awkward silences. Accidentally bringing up your ex and how badly she broke your heart. These are the things men dread happening during a first date. Unfortunately, many guys set themselves up for failure and uncomfortable situations by trying so damn hard to play by the dating rules. You put on your best clothes (I’m sure you’d pick the branded and expensive ones), pick her up at her place and do the whole wine-and-dine routine. And what do you get? Two people bored to tears, trying to think of something to say until the basket of bread arrives. Boring first date ideas make for awkward, cringe-inducing dates.

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Dating Single Parents

I’ve been thinking about this for some time now- going back to dating. To try and let other people in on my life again and just take a chance. It will not be easy- I know there will be lots of adjustments for both me and my baby but I’m not getting any younger. And honestly, I’m missing the feeling of having that someone in my life again. You know, it’s not just the physical intimacy but more of the ‘company’. I think it is usually what single parents like me lacks and needs- someone to accompany us.

So I think it’s not surprising now that there are more and more single people with children who are making their way onto the dating scene. Some people might be hesitant to date someone with a child or children. Is it a good idea or a bad one? It depends on the circumstances.

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What’s with This Sibling Rivalry?

They say you’re lucky if you are the only child of your parents because you will have all their attention and love. But some say it’s better to have siblings because you will always have someone to cry to and share your problems with.

Me? I have two older brothers (though I OFTEN feel like I am their older sister since both of them are quite childish) :D When I was still young, I used to wish I were an only child. With all their annoying antics, the endless tasks their giving me all throughout the day and how they tease me when I’m in front of my crush, seriously, sometimes I hate them for that. But through the years, I’ve learned to appreciate them. Blame it on the age gap I guess :P

And let’s face it, some kids (and grown- ups as well) still have this issue of sibling rivalry. I think its common especially on twins. And now that I’m a mom, good thing I only have one baby, I still experience the ‘rivalry’ scenario between my baby and my nephew who is just a year older than my son. Both of them are boys and yeah, being the only aunt my nephew has I really have to be fair in treating them. I want them to be best friends so I want them to grow up close. Here are some things I think parents or even relatives should do to stop or prevent rivalries between family members:

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