Posted in Life, Personal Stories

The significance of information drive (a fight against COVID-19)

In light of the foregoing situation concerning the outbreak of COVID-19, younger generations are provided with the necessary information as a means to help prevent the spread of such virus. 

It was first week of February then when stories erupted about a pandemic disease which causes hundreds and thousands of death in China circulated worldwide. These news arises fears, anxieties and trouble to people specially to those lives who have been affected. It was never too clear enough then, that such infirmity would dominate us. Soon, the government specially Department of Health immediately acts in disseminating ways and preventive measures to help battle this plague. Collaboration from various government and non-government agencies were made expedient for a desirable outcome. 

Given with the responsibility to relay facts and drive specially learners in various levels regarding COVID-19, was one of the most significant things that  was ever delivered by the health council for the younger generations before school year ended. At this point, where every one are advised to stay home and to be safe from the danger of this highly contagious disease… this is a sure-hit reminder for the young generations, you were once told to keep in mind what you learn and by learning it, you are required to practice what you have all learned. The fact that vacation was granted early doesn’t mean you have to stroll along the streets to enjoy the time being. Keeping yourself abode is the best thing you could give to our community.

this is a sure-hit reminder for the young generations, you were once told to keep in mind what you learn and by learning it, you are required to practice what you have all learned.

Below are medias which are one of my compilations during the COVID-19 information drive.

These students mastered hand washing as this enables them ensure that proper hygiene is at all times their number one health priority.

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Learning from schoolmates is one means to entice co-learners to involve themselves with the fight against COVID-19.

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Health education from first-hand teachers are primarily important for students to absorb instructions and facts well.

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Here are some ways to help us remind again how to prevent the spread of COVID-19

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We can all fight this… Things will not be forgotten but for sure it will all pass and this would definitely make us stronger!

 

Love,

Samday1day

 

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Untimely

It’s been a week since our city was placed under quarantine. Most of us took it positively and adapt to living life inside our crib. It is so bizarre but we have to embrace it for our own safety.

It took a while for me to write my new blog as things become a little more severe. Things that we read and hear from news and social media feeds are somehow getting us really upset. In this trying times, most of us would really want to inspire every one that one day, this will all just pass. Hoping we will all wake up from this horrible nightmare.

Earlier today, I was saddened upon hearing the untimely demise of three doctors in my country. It crushed my heart reading some facts about them, how they died and specially loved ones they left. While browsing more informations about it, I was struck with the text messages the doctor sent to one of his colleagues. He mentioned how his body was responding when he first got the virus, until it weakens him. He also stated what most patient feels when it’s getting worse. High grade fever, dry cough and body malaise, typical flu-like symptoms but slowly killing your own system. He also foresees some inevitable events. Like he might have cardiac arrest and knows for sure he might be intubated which would probably be his end… Tears ran down my face as I remembered my father’s struggle, battling with his illness before he died. It was totally the same.

It was one of the biggest challenge I faced after my mother’s death 10 years ago. We thought he could just surpass it as his chief complain was plainly a cough which was almost two weeks. However, when he decided to seek for hospitalization in a tertiary public hospital because we do not have enough funds, we did not expect that the entire stay which lasted for only 24-hours in the Emergency Room will compromise his condition and made it even worse. Death comes hour after hour as we waited for our turn, until finally my Papa decided to go back to our city and look for a private hospital which could attend to his needs even if it cuts us down financially.

Like what the doctor stated, my father was also advised for intubation, but we did not agreed to it. It was one of the procedures we both decided not to choose. Three months after, he died due to lung failure and community acquired pneumonia which are mostly the secondary diagnosis of people who died due to COVID-19. It was painful to see our loved ones trying their best to breathe, so they can survive every seconds.

My heart goes out to all the significant people of those who died because of COVID-19. Your grieving is also our doomsday. Most of you are children who lost their parents, trying to figure out what the future has in store without your wings. I know this is the most difficult time of your lives. Take one step at a time to heal and continue breathing for them. What we can offer to ourselves this time is to be strong as one day, our trials will surely end soon.

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Why it is essential to ‘Flirt with your husband’

I have already been married for almost a year now and since that day on, things changed. Not every one knew how me and husband end up together as we have been separated for a long time. Until one moment changes everything… It somehow leads us to where we are now and realizing that both of us are destined for each other.

There are times where in days are pretty boring and we could barely do things that are literally unusual. I realize though, that doing the same thing with the same person you get to see each and every day, may probably kill a relationship. Let us take it this way, if one person gets into marriage life and isn’t open to the idea of the dynamics of marriage, then there would be hardships along the way. If things gets worse, one may feel dissatisfaction, unhappiness and even depression. Relationships at all is not perfect. Two different beings deciding to become one is a big decision to plunge, in a deepest ocean where expectations have lesser chances of being reached.

Like what most men want, they love to have a caring and loving wife. Someone who will pamper them from morning till night. I believe that those are primarily important of being a devoted wife. Most women, does those things not because it’s their responsibilities but innate of what we call as “partnership”. Women also needs to be take cared of, by the way… But does it only lie in between taking care and loving? What about doing the things you used to do before? Things you considered as the sparkle and where it all began.

“But does it only lie in between taking care and loving?

“What about doing things you used to do before?”

Things you considered as the sparkle and where it all began.

I figured things not in a different perspective but based on what I also learn from myself and others experience. I learned that letting him see who I was before makes him love me even better. If my memory serves me right, I thought I also flirted with him before, that is why, I caught him to swipe me off my feet. Whenever he is about to get piss with my laziness, a simple wink of my eye removes his igniting anger. Yes! Some gestures of flirting which I still find working perfectly. Of course, gestures means something which you can deal or talk afterwards. Those things are like dancing. Once you execute, it must come with a feeling to connect.

In addition, refrain from words that spreads each other’s pride, rather focus on what would flatter your hearts. It may be some little touch along with the warmth of your skin, sexy whisper or a kiss that would stop messing his mind. Once you deliver your A-game, then he’ll surely score you back. Always believe that your husband or partner is your teammate. He will always find his way to play along with you no matter how high the tide is or how things becomes imbalance. Lastly, learn to accept who he is and catch him on his worst part. That is how he’ll definitely learn that you are the best partner he could ever have.

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Holding back with the one who broke me (a confession from my heart)

We created our world much better based on what we experienced. But what if by chance, chapters that were part of our past comes back to help us create a colorful new beginnings.

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I have been through a lot in my life. As a 32-year old mother, I have single-handedly supported my child in the best of my abilities. Working in different kinds of fields, nursing, being a call center agent for office and even home, teaching in private and public and not to mention, being a host. It used to be complicated at the beginning, yet it furthered me to become a strong person. Doing a lot of jobs doesn’t mean gaining millions, it means there is a reason for the hard work… my one and only son.

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As time goes by, I felt the need to have a company. I feel that I am ready for something that would somehow level up my being. It can’t be denied, I am feeling the need to settle down, to be with someone who could be my partner in my day to day struggles and significantly my son’s best friend. I come to realize now, that a boy can gain many best friends as much as he can, but there is no good as seeing him laugh and hold hands joyfully with his dad. At first, it was too awkward and difficult to combine both universes that has been devastated by a horrible past. But at the end of the day, life is too short not to forgive and not give chances. Even if I considered it was my ultimate heart break, but he will always be my forever one great love. 

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Things has literally been doing fine lately and I have decided to step forward for my life and for our future. We all know there is no assurance for every thing, and things may be uncontrolled for us to keep it from falling, but what is really important would be the amount of strength to conquer inevitable situations to keep us in our own line.

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YES!!! We are back in each other’s arms and will dance our lives to forever.

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Love,

Samdayoneday 2019

Posted in Personal Stories, Uncategorized

THE STRENGTH BEHIND EVERY SHADE

THE STRENGTH BEHIND EVERY SHADE

 

I can still remember the time my father bought me some make up essentials way back after college. From lipstick with various glosses – light to dark red, palettes and blush on. That particular cosmetic store was new in our city back then and people were most likely to visit it as it offers wide array of beauty products. My father didn’t hesitate buying it because the store sells their product at a lower and reasonable price. This wasn’t my first time adoring make-ups. During my elementary years, I owned my very first pressed powder. I could still visualize my mom’s facial expression when I used it, like it was so not normal for my age to be using pressed powder at all. Little did I know, make-up and these cosmetic products will be my source of strength in fighting against depression and bullying.

In 2009, I gave birth to my son. There were some noticeable changes in my body including my face. Normally, when a woman gives birth, she gains weight and loosing will probably take time. That wasn’t the case with me, I immediately lost my pregnancy weight, though my breasts went saggy and dark lines like linea negra, took a while before it slowly vanished. As a new mommy, my son became my new priority. Even my parents’ attention switched to our new member without any hesitation. It was all good but deep inside it wasn’t. Before I gave birth, I had a lot of insecurities and I’ve tried fighting against it. Few people knew, including my mother, whom I’ve never expected to have knowledge on what I was going through. I get unknown SMS and calls, even social media posts from different people who were trying to bring me down and totally made my life miserable.

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Until one day, I finally knew who they were. That chapter in my life hits me the most. I asked myself a hundred times – “What is wrong with me?” A very simple question, yet it took me years to find an answer. Even with my son’s presence, the bullying didn’t stop. They deliberately posted photos bragging about how they look on their night outs or getaways, while I’m stuck at home and basically can’t do anything about it. They kept telling me that my son doesn’t resemble me because I am short and dark-skinned unlike him. This might seem just like any other woman’s issue, but it made me feel so depressed. I admit, it took years to get over it but slowly, I started figuring out where to begin, what armor to use and how to be whole again. Although my mom didn’t tell me, she knew exactly what I was going through. She even had to buy me a set of facial treatment package that was quite expensive, so my face will lighten up and asked her sister who’s working abroad, to send something called a ‘magic cream’ to help eliminate or remove dark spots on my neck, stomach and legs.

Support comes in so many ways and there I found myself loving the abundance of make ups I receive from my loved ones. I feel good using it. It makes me feel confident. Every time I feel bad, I cover myself with it, like a shield and it definitely wipes away all my sadness and tears. The girl I saw in the mirror, with sadness on her face, is now smiling confidently head up high. It sounds crazy but that is how it works for me, even until now. We all have different coping mechanisms and this is where I found strength which helps me fight and move on with life.

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For years now, I practiced enhancing myself with the use of other make ups through video tutorials, reading articles and reviews about cosmetics, preferably by reliable artists, bloggers and other users. It widens my knowledge and even skills especially in applying the right stroke of brushes to use for every make ups. Even buying costly yet quality products are now considered, because most of these lasts longer and does not damages or irritates my skin.

For mothers out there, we face a challenge in getting a ‘me’ time, as we are all busy with taking care of our children. We must not forget to take a break. Let’s pamper ourselves by visiting our nearest spa and salon. It is a reward you can give to yourself for doing the most valuable job in the world. For those who are applying for jobs or work that requires assisting customers physically, we all know that these types of job requires a pleasing personality. Pleasing personality may mean well-groomed, cheerful and for other companies, it may mean good looking. So wearing light and simple will absolutely help. As an event host, I always make sure that I am wearing the appropriate make-up that matches my ensemble. This gives me more command on stage and definitely catches my guests’ attention.

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Just like a person who needs another, make-ups are not just something I wear, it’s a tool I use to hide my negative feelings and reveals the better version of me. With it, I learned to love myself, gave myself more importance and confidence.

 

The world is cruel sometimes and we all have the power to control those who wants to drag us down. Today, I declare a toast to my fellow make up addicts, for staying longer in front of the mirror! Cheers and keep on slaying! Always remember that there will always be a lot of Snow White’s evil stepmother in this world who’s watching and asking “who is the fairest of them all.”  🙂

 

 

Photos : @ianorbs photography

Posted in love and relationship, Uncategorized

When love and hate literally collide

Even in the midst of loving, cuddling whether in an early morning or middle of the day and even exchanging sweet thoughts, couples encounter issues especially when likes and dislikes are laid down. It could extremely be draining when no one’s going to give up. Like is it going to be how pride works versus love?

 

Well, men are known to be superior and eliminates emotions most of the time as this would shield them from showing their weaknesses… but not all the time. When a man truly loves a woman, he accepts for what and who she is, same with a woman. However, because of how society works, men forbids to see the feelings behind every woman disagreements in certain things. And because some women are stronger than her yesterdays pain, she boldly shout, scream and strongly stands her point.

 

It isn’t sad. For these are all normal in the lives of couples. Without showing who you are and what your imperfections as a partner or even as a person, one’s partner will never see the beauty of his or her one true love. So just be yourself and always be kind and understanding. Understanding in the sense that you listen, and feel the importance of each words being uttered. Remember that you were not present during his life before, so you might still discover where those opinions are coming from. So it is a must to be a partner and a friend at the same time.

 

Thanks @ianorbs photography for the photos :

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Posted in Fashion

Fashion hotpicks

Fashion trends has always been a way to share your insight about who you truly are. I strongly believe that even Kylie Jenner, at her very young age though controversial on the way she brings herself to the public, but it makes her comfortable to wear what she wants. She even mentioned that she prefers to shop on the men’s section because she can pull something out from those apparels. Considering that Im a single mom, still,  I always look forward on what to wear and what is not… We all know that not all dresses fits the plus sizes to thin ladies or vice versa.

I got two of my most favorite Philippine fashion blog site, and I believe, I am not the only one whose admiring them but millions out there. I am so proud of there influence to all young women, empowering and boosting self-confidence to be beautiful in their own fashion sense. The sisters Vern and Verniece are very lovely and with their book VV, they talk more about being sisters and being there all the time, even if they go out to travel, they look and wear almost exactly the same to the extent that they look twins. That is why they are famous of “twinning”, as what they say. If you want to see more about there “twinning”, you can also visit there website 

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Another hot fashion icon of today’s generation, is a sister of Philippines top stylist Liz Uy. She is considered to be  Philippines top fashion blogger, with all her multimedia ads over Youtube and televison. Every time she speaks and shows herself on the crowd, she always has that swag. I like her fashion taste, because she is into something that I think, may be comfortable and might suit me… apparels with less details. One more thing to add, is her swim suits that are totally something new to the eye, and coming from my friends opinion, it always caused women to look for the brand she wore. Try visiting her  website  to get the latest look of the new Filipina trend these days.

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