It is now almost the end of February, 1/12 of 2023 done. January was eventful, family gatherings left and right: birthdays and Chinese New Year. Our family of five went to Boracay, as well. It's one of the places I wanted to visit, it was in my life list, and after 40-plus years on earth, my hubby made that wish come true. Of course, we availed of the promo and were blessed in part by a relative. We are thankful! :-D Travelogue For a few days, we got to escape the polluted, grey city and … [Read more...]
Okay Days, Memories, & a Cymplified Life
I love the "okay" days. It is now two days into the year 2023. And in two days, the children's Christmas break will be over. Already I am missing the in-between days of Christmas and New Year. For me, they are the okay days - it's okay to wake up late and wear pyjamas all day. It's okay to be lazy and call it rest. It's all right to order food and have late lunch. I am loving the cool climate and it's okay to throw on a cozy sweater. These days are slow, but still making memories. I wish it's … [Read more...]
Family Getaway: Birthday at The Peninsula, Cymplified!
It has come to this point at last. To this season of motherhood... when we had to book a staycation with two rooms. You see, I have a teen and tweens. The five of us wouldn't fit in a king bed, right? Thankfully, I found this superb deal and got to celebrate my birthday at The Peninsula, Manila. I have always wanted to try their pricey halo-halo. He he! I was looking online at hotels around the metro and by chance, I saw the website of The Peninsula, Manila Hotel. By necessity, I saw the … [Read more...]
The Year That Was, Cymplified!
Twelve days into the new year 2022... (the time I started penning this, and my husband has the Covid symptoms) and things seem to be still grey and dreary. I'm waiting on the new hope that a fresh year is supposed to bring. The beginning of the year that was 2021 ringed in a glimmer of promise of some sort of normalcy as the vaccines rolled in. After 2020 saw lockdowns when agencies and most people acknowledged the virus. We got jabbed. Early on in 2021, my husband and I got our first … [Read more...]
(un)Happy Valentine’s Day, Cymplified!
For some, this past February 14 is an (un)happy Valentine’s day. It has become rather commercialized and a chance for establishments to sell love-themed things at a higher price. These people find the posts of flowers or chocolates or dates somehow cloying. It reminds others of their states, whether by choice or not. Aloneness, loneliness, rejection, loveless. For some, aside from having heart-shaped or red-colored things, they also celebrate anniversaries or birthdays. Can't feel the … [Read more...]
Bible Gateway Review, Cymplified!
For Christians, the Bible is the basis of our faith and it's how God communicates with us. In these modern times, most people utilize technological equipment like laptops or mobile phones to consume information. Bible Gateway is one site that aims to merge together the Bible and technology for everyone's access. For this blog, I utilize Bible Gateway to insert Bible verses into my posts. This is my Bible Gateway review of the revamped website. Bible Gateway review: website Upon opening … [Read more...]
Special Day in Quarantine, Cymplified!
A Special Day in Quarantine Last month, April was my birth month. Many times in the past, it had fallen on a day during the Holy Week in the Philippines. Many times there were many establishments closed on my birthday (they open when it's Easter, though). This year it fell on an Easter Sunday, yet many establishments were not open because of the Enhanced Community Quarantine. Sadly, I cannot get together with my parents and siblings. It's our family tradition to have a cake on someone's … [Read more...]
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