Homeschooling Resumes with Swish

We are officially off our summer break and have been back to our regular homeschooling grind for a couple of weeks now. My son and I are still on Level 5 and truth be told, I really do not want to hurry him up. He is only 9 years old and he can take his time.

As with any regular students that enjoyed his summer break, I had to remind the little guy our rules as we go back to our homeschooling schedule. Yes, we may not be rigid with our time schedule but there are some guidelines that we need to be reminded of, otherwise we all know that complacence breed half-baked individuals.

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Swish package came right in time for our Back to Homeschooling Grind!

1. Always start the day with Bible Daily Devotion. As we do daily devotions, we do our oil-pulling (sesame oil or VCO) for 15 minutes.
2. Never forget to gargle thoroughly with Swish. This is imperative as the toxins from our oil-pulling routine may have been introduced in our oral cavity and that totally defeats the purpose of why we oil-pull altogether. We are especially particular about our oral health and we make sure that our homeschooler embraces that. We all know we only get to have one set of permanent teeth!
3. Homeschooler goes on a 10 to 20 minute basketball shooting in the garage for morning exercise.
4. Breakfast right after exercise.
5. Homeschooling starts from 7 to 8:30 A.M. (Continue reading…)

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Solaire Resort Unveils its New Plane Livery
Filed under: travel

Solaire Resort and Casino, the Philippines’ premier integrated resort, in partnership with Air Asia unveils a breakthrough branding project in the Philippines.

Solaire again raises the bar as it wraps its brightly colored livery on Air Asia’s popular Airbus A320, which is scheduled to embark on its maiden flight this July.  Solaire is the first-ever consumer brand in the country to fully wrap and brand a commercial airline, with an underlying thrust of further promoting tourism in the Philippines and in greater Asia.

This dynamic collaboration between Solaire and Air Asia represents another step forward in an on-going journey towards providing modern travel and leisure experiences for its customers, with a fresh new approach to their target market.  This partnership will facilitate more passenger and cargo traffic in both regional and domestic flights, and foster stronger trade, cultural and tourism ties within Asia.

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Spring Cleaning On!
Filed under: home andhome improvement

While I go on juggling mentorship and homeschooling, I have also gotten down to a some Spring Cleaning. At the very essence, we don’t exactly do spring cleaning during spring. Technically, we don’t actually have spring season in the tropics, but I make sure I get rid of stuff that I don’t anymore use. (Continue reading…)

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Sweetest son in the whole world
Filed under: family

{Swoon} That pretty much sums up my past couple of days. My son has been consistently filling up my love tank with his sweet ways. He went on a movie date (Rio2) with his lolo yesterday and he came home calling me from the front door, letting me know that he has something for me.

He was overly excited as he told me to close my eyes as he presented a bag with a hello kitty stuff toy and a box of Nerds. He proceeded to tell me how he won the kitty from the game place in the mall and the candy, he bought with his hard-earned money. He’s being paid for the chores that are assigned to him a.k.a. the Dave Ramsey method of kids earning their wages. I know we have got to instill in him on saving up instead of buying random stuff. But this is way too sweet, I cannot pop the bubble there. And today he randomly said his “I love you, Mama!” lines randomly, when I least expected it. It’s totally God providing that balm to my aching soul. What’s really sweet is that it never occurred to me I needed that expression of love until he said it. I just have nowhere to go but express my utter gratitude to God for such provision of love through my son!

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Yielding to God everything. Period.
Filed under: home andmusings

I cannot begin to express my appreciation for John Piper’s book, A Hunger for God. I have been a christian for most of my life but it was not until I read this book last January did it occur to me the real essence of “fasting.” I love how the Lord met me during the death of my dreams. The shattered dreams and broken heart, the Lord has given me hope in. Not that a do over can ever be possible for those shattered dreams and broken heart. Those have become my truth now. But the hope that I found in God, the revelation of His presence has gone totally beyond how I have known him more than two decades of my life.

As I resolve to look heavenward here on out, my heart is to seek after God’s face. That resolve comes with the fact that my hope in God and my joy in Him will never depend on my circumstances or the people around me. My confidence will only come from the Lord who knows the deepest longing in my heart, who is the Restorer, the Judge and the one King who will recompense all the pain I had to go through.

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Music Room on Hold
Filed under: finances

Yep! We have finally decided to put our music room project on hold. As we prioritized things in our finances. We figured that as insurances for both cars, home insurance and several other priority home projects like the leaky roof, that the original plan of having our music room will have to be put off. This also includes my country theme project. I am not disappointed. In fact, we are excited as we are seeing how we can take better control of our finances.

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Dave Ramsey’s FPU
Filed under: family andfinances

My husband and I are stoked on applying Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University’s (FPU) principles. As we are slowly getting a hold of how our finances are shaping, after 13 years of being married, it is only now we are seeing why every penny (or centavo, for that matter) should have a name. We don’t name them and we tend to just spend as we wish. This is causing more trouble than we know. Although we have not have a lot of conflicts with money, we really could make use of taking it to the next level. Especially so that we have to save up for our son’s college education, then apparently, there’s the retirement money that we also need to pursue.

With this financial “overhaul” that the Lord has been doing in our family, (Continue reading…)

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17 Years Ago Today
Filed under: marriage

Technically, it is 17 years ago last Monday. :-)

We celebrated our 17th year of being a couple last Monday, February 10, 2014! It is hard to believe it’s been that long, really! I’d be lying if I say that if I would go back, I wouldn’t change a thing. In fact, I would change quite a few things. Non-negotiables, if I may add. There were definitely times that I could have chosen to give up. But even in that, I praise God for sustaining us. He has been through and through faithful.

Like all our previous 16 anniversaries, hubby pulled yet another surprise. Not his first try to place his present under the pillow but this sure was something I still did not anticipate. (Continue reading…)

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Legacy Covenant Canvass Print
Filed under: family

Hubby and I are excited to have our family’s legacy covenant printed. We are currently waiting for ArtsCow to come up with a promo code that will allow us to have a stretched canvas printed at less cost with free shipping. We have been using ArtsCow since 2009 and we love how durable their product is.

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Music Room this 2014
Filed under: entertainment andhome andhome improvement

It’s been more than half a year since we transferred back to our now 2-storey home and we still have not set up our music room. We are not really rushing. With no house help and a full schedule for each three of us throughout the week, we really have not found the luxury of setting up the music room.

By far, we have invested in 2 guitars, a keyboard and a percussion instrument the hubby bought from Kenya. (Continue reading…)

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