being alone... I don't remember going to the canteen by myself, buying my own food and sitting down to consume it alone, in grade two. It seemed that I was always with a friend, or a classmate, doing things together. Maybe I don't remember correctly. Although, I do remember that I mostly had lunch alone in college. When I wasn't part of a block anymore, I rode the jeep from one school building to another without a companion. I had a different schedule from the people I know. There wasn't a … [Read more...]
It’s Not Fair by Melanie Dale, Cymplified!
"It's not fair!" It's been whined countless times by children. Grown-ups are more careful saying this in order for them to seem mature. But, deep down inside, all of us have a desire to scream it out when unfortunate things happen to us. Usually, we scream it at God. "God, why is her husband sweeter? It's not fair!" "God, why don't I have a lovely home? It's not fair!" "God, why are my dreams not coming true? It's not fair!" It's Not Fair by Melanie Dale promised to be a friend, a … [Read more...]
Make The Starbucks Planner My Own, Cymplified!
How is your January coming along? I was excited to use my new planner when the clock struck 12 on the 1st of January. By this time, I have an idea of how to make the Starbucks planner my own. A photo posted by Cym M (@ceemee) on Dec 31, 2016 at 8:29am PST After using the Mommy Blogberry, the Momme and the Mommy Mundo Mom 24/7 planners (in no particular order), for sure the Starbucks planner is not super detailed. Yet, since 2015, I went back to using it for some reason. … [Read more...]
The Master And Her Piece: Elizabeth Limchu, Cymplified!
Today, I am featuring my friend, Beth on The Master and Her Piece. It’s an interview I do with women who inspire me and others to live and create better. I ask questions about their masterpieces or their works, their inspiration and ideas, their motivation, their challenges and their advice; to hopefully encourage my readers, too. Elizabeth Limchu is one of the most stylish women I know. That's why it seems only natural that she runs a garments business. Did you know that she made my … [Read more...]
When Doubt Whispers, Cymplified!
When doubt whispers, what will you do? There are times when I find myself in a sinkhole. It's scary. It's dangerous. It's called doubt. Do you know what's beneath it? Depression. People tend to dismiss doubts as they are tiny, like seeds. They don't easily catch our attention as they move stealthily, creeping into consciousness. Like thieves, unexpectedly they steal our joy and peace. But if these seeds are watered with feelings of failure and regrets, they will grow … [Read more...]
When Mountains Move by Julie Cantrell, Cymplified!
When Mountains Move by Julie Cantrell started with a milestone: marriage. It should be an exciting and happy beginning for Millie and Bump. Right? Yet with a horrific past and secrets, I began to share Millie's burden. Thus, I do not quite find the book entertaining or spiritually inspiring. It also started to become a slow read. There were times I wished that I'd reach the end of the story already. The author wrote down every little action in every conversation. Details are good, however, … [Read more...]
The Master and Her Piece: Kim of Wynne’s Cakes, Cymplified!
Try not to drool in this installment of The Master and Her Piece as I feature Kim of Wynne's Cakes! It’s an interview I do with women who inspire me and others to live and create better. I ask questions about their masterpieces or their works, their inspiration and ideas, their motivation, their challenges and their advice; to hopefully encourage my readers, too. I first encountered one of her creations at my daughter's 8th birthday party at Kidzville, The Podium. It's now called Kidz … [Read more...]
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