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Photographs and memories...are all I have to remember you. - Jim Croce
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Product Review: Pond's Age Miracle Wrinkle Corrector

The face you have at age 25 is the face God gave you, but the face you have after 50 is the face you earned. - Cindy Crawford A wrinkle here and there is something we aging women should not be ashamed of or be embarrassed about. It is true that our wrinkles is the symbol of our adventures in life. As an aging adult, I am a proponent of aging gracefully. To age gracefully is to feel good about yourself physically, emotionally and spiritually. A part of aging gracefully is to take care of yourself physically by keeping yourself physically fit and taking care of our skin. To maintain a skin care routine is a must to keep our skin soft and supple even in our 50s. 5 -10 minutes is enough to devote to your skin care before you retire for the night. These few minutes you give to yourself is not being narcissistic, it is a simple way of giving importance to yourself also.

Do not be guilty if you want to improve the physical aspect of your being. Aging doesn't mean looking tired and haggar…

Why Motherhood Never Ends

God could not be everywhere, and therefore He made mothers. - Rudyard Kipling

"Love, next year you'll be 22? Yes Mommy."

"DJ will turn 20, Ate will be 27 and Cham, this November will be, 25?"

"Uhmmm", was Love's simple reply.

"Looove, Mommy's getting old!"

"You sure are, Mommy!"

That was the gist of the conversation between my youngest daughter and I a few nights ago.

Hummph, I feel old!

How, I remember bringing my kids with me at work. At first, with Darl & Charm, I would bring them with me at work, during Saturdays. I' ll just packed in their bags their favorite toy & book and I can work just fine in the office. They are so well behaved, bringing them with me in the office poses no problem, although at that time, Darl and Charm, were barely, 4 and 2 years old respectively. Then, came Love and DJ, since their Ates (older sisters) were in school already, I would alternately bring them with me in the office.

I lo…

Product Review: Maxi Peel Zero

Nature gives you the face you have at twenty; it is up to you to merit the face you have at fifty. - Coco Chanel There are so many ads shown in media about skin care products for pimple & acne removal and at the same time for smoothening and lightening of facial skin. Usually these are skin care products that exfoliates the skin to remove the skin impurities brought by exposure to nature, pollution and even the cosmetics you apply on your face. Exfoliating the skin would mean darkening of the skin first, then peeling, last is the reddening of the skin.

I have tried facial exfoliant before but after a few days of using it  I have to stop using it completely because, it was so painful. My face felt raw, even the touch of the wind or water on my face was so painful. I have to cover my face with my hanky because even a whiff of wind hurts my face. My face became reddish, it looks I've been extremely sun burned.

I received sample products from SampleRoom and one of the items  I ord…

How to Effectively Manage your Daily Finances

A man who spends and saves money is the happiest man, because he has both enjoyments. - Samuel Johnson  The struggle is real to be able to enjoy both worlds: be able to spend and save money. How we envy people whose pockets are deep and has a fat bulging wallet. They can buy anything they want without getting broke. This negative attitude is the main reason why many people get themselves buried in deep debt.

This article is not about lecturing  people why it is their fault they are drowning in debts but to share simple ways how you can handle your finances.

Record your daily expenses - buy a small pocket notebook which you can bring with you everyday and everywhere. Write the date of the day. Write down the items you purchased or where you spent your money on and indicate the exact amount you shelled out. At the end of the day, get the total of your expenses. Go over it, you'll be surprise that small sums paid here and there will total to a large amount of money when added up. Keep…

How a Broken Mug Broke My Heart

So much drama for something as inconsequential such as a broken mug. According to a research made by Heinz cup soup nearly 60% of people had an emotional attachment to their favorite mug.

Mugs remind us of happy times. - Unknown

I woke up to a beautiful sunny Sunday morning and to celebrate that moment, what better way to do it was to team it up with a nice warm cup of coffee. I went to my kitchen to prepare my coffee but I can't find my favorite mug!

 I asked hubby, "Daddy did you see my mug?"

"I accidentally broke it, sorry Mommy."

"Why did you broke it? Why did you used it? I had that mug when we just had two kids!"

I was fuming mad, his sorries can't appease me and yes I had that mug for such a long time in fact another 2 kids had popped out of me from the time I had that mug!

Seriously, I felt devastated when I learned my mug was broken. I've been using that mug for 20 years.. that long! I was the one who picked that Mug for myself which I…

Hey! I know you.. You are me from the Past

I was a shy little girl, nothing like what I am now. - Debra Wilson
The bus stops. A young girl boards the bus. Her hair is short & wavy. Went straight to the third row and took her seat near the window. She quietly opens her bag, took out a book and read it. She looks so small, all alone in her seat and would cast shy glances at her seatmate.

I would see this girl every now and then as I go to work. I would surreptitiously follow her with my eyes but what I really want to do is to seat beside her and start a conversation with her. Weird! Yes, a bit weird, you might say and that is what's stopping me from approaching her because I might scared her away! 
"Why are you interested in her?" You might ask. That shy, little girl with a short and wavy hair is ME, maybe 40 years ago. While other girls of the same age may have a squad they hang around with and do girly things with, I on the other hand prefers to be alone with a book to keep me company.

I restrained myself from…

Maxicare Prima Gold & Maxicare Prima Silver

It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver - Mahatma Gandhi

To address these queries and share it with the rest who may also be interested, I decided to create a blog for the information of the general public.

Since, I am enrolled with Maxicare and I am satisfied with the services and benefits provided by this health insurance company, I looked in the internet if they have a package or plans catering to self employed and people 60 and above.

I discovered the Maxicare Prima Gold for 60 years old and above and Prima Silver for 0 to 59 years old.

Maxicare Prima Gold for 60 years old and above Php 12,999.00

Benefits & Coverage:
Unlimited outpatient consultations with any of the following doctors:Maxicare Primary Care Center (PCC), BGC and all MyHealth Clinic Branches

Internal Medicine (IM)
Obstetrician-gynecologist (OB-GYN)
Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT)
Dermatologist
Opthalmologist - MyHealth only
Unlimited coverage for *prescribed laboratory and diagnostic procedures at th…

Quick Fx No Shine Mattifier Review: Holy Grail for Oily Skin

I have oily skin and I've been battling with oily skin almost my whole life! Here's the good news to women with oily skin at 45+. Oily skins tends to age much better than dry skins. But the downside is, oily skins are prone to breakouts and make up slides off easily especially in warm weathers.

That's what riles me with having oily skin, even at my age at 50+, I would have acne breakout, usually along the triangle part of my face. In my experience, I think pimple breakout affected me more as I reached 40 than when I was in my teens or in my 20s. So I make sure to stick to my skincare routine daily especially in the evenings which consist of cleaning, toning and moisturizing.

I came across with the product Quick Fx No Shine Mattifier, a few years back but I was not interested to use it prolly because I'm using another product  as primer for my skin. These past few months, I've been reading and seeing a lot about it in the internet so when I was shopping at Watsons f…

Visual Problems Affecting Aging Adults Globally

According to World Health Organization (WHO), 39 million people are blind while 253 million people have vision impairment globally.

Eyes are the window to your soul - William Shakespeare I started wearing eyeglasses at the age of 16 and a year later in my first year in college, I transferred to wearing of contact lenses. I would use clear contact lenses or colored ones depending on my mood but as I grow older, I found difficulty in using single vision lenses while working. If I had to read my notes, I would take off my glasses then put it back again to view the computer and it was pretty annoying. A visit to  my doctor resulted to switching to my use of progressive lenses.

At age 51, my doctor diagnosed me with presbyopia. Presbyopia as defined by wikipedia is: a natural part of aging process. It is due to the hardening of the lens of the eye causing the eye to focus light behind rather than on the retina when looking at close objects.

Presbyopia is the most common problem adults devel…

My Favorite Online Store: CLN

I was looking through CLN, my favorite online store and I found several items that really caught my eyes. I'm interested in clothes, tops and shoes that I could wear in the office or even to attend simple occasions. Mostly I go for earth colors because they are safe colors to wear and are most becoming for midlife women plus you can easily partner it with any apparel or accessories.
Here are some of my choices, maybe some of these pieces would interest you too.











As you can see from the pics above, all those items can be worn also for after office affairs like a dinner date or a go to, to your fave coffee shop.
 Now, these slides are so comfy for our pink little toes and are suitable for office wear or a simple get together too with your family or friends.


Dying and Fighting to Live On

"You're Mother might have cancer or tuberculosis of the stomach"

The doctor was unemotional as he said that the operation to be done on Mommy would be the way to know if she has cancer or tuberculosis of the stomach.

"How come Mommy would have tuberculosis, she has no lung problems?" Margie and I both questioned the doctor. "The different organs of our body can be subjected to tuberculosis not only our lungs", the doctor tried to explain. "But Mommy has a good appetite and as you can see Doc, she's on the heavy side", I persisted.

"Tuberculosis of the stomach is cause by stress not only in missing meals, you have to understand that".

"How long Mommy will rest after the operation, how long before she can go back to work? Mommy would want to continue to work, to keep herself busy because our Daddy just died." I managed to asked.

"You're Mother might have to rest for a longer time, if she has tuberculosis of the…

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