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Holiday Blues

Late last year was a challenge to my strength. I tried very hard to push myself to endure work and gain some  free time too. Less sleep, not enough rest, more sales, pay bills, repeat. With great bills, comes great responsibility and I know that it will be a struggle to get by for the next years to come. So, for Christmas holiday, I was really looking forward to some rest and quality time too. Which was a big disappointment. Maybe if I just stayed out of that Christmas holiday illusion, there will be no expectations at all. Going on a trip for New Year though was good. At least the quality time I needed finally happened.

I don’t have resolutions for New Year as I tend to forget them just few days later. I set goals though to challenge myself in pursuing them throughout the year. This year I plan to torture myself more, doing double of what I achieved last year. Maybe if I just re-direct all my energies to the right direction, everything will fall into their rightful places. I plan to get back into the action immediately after my long rest.

This year though started rough and very unforgiving. As if a sign that it will not be smooth sailing from here on. As if an issue of my own life will be not be a handful to deal with, a news broke when I got home from my holiday vacation, that my mother was rushed to a hospital for Ascites (when fluid fills the space between the lining of the abdomen and the organs). We thought it was only a minor viral infection, that could be easily treated with all the technologies nowadays. We thought so, and prayed hard too.

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Going Green with Starbucks

I have a confession. I’m an addict. A coffee addict.

Yes, I can have my coffee anytime of the day, hot coffee on a hot summer day anyone? There was a point, where I consumed at least 5 cups a day. I’m not kidding, it’s the least I can get too, having one for breakfast, lunch, dinner, midnight snacks and in between.

And of course, I eventually felt the result of it that even two sips of light coffee mix makes my stomach upset. For about 2 years, I completely took it out on my diet.

But then I’m back again. Oh, how I missed my coffee. Except now, I prefer my coffee to be nearly black, less sugar or just honey and no creamer. I limit myself to a max of 2 cups a day, my morning and night dose at that. Well, it just completes my day, a mindset that I can go through a rough work and not be sleepy all day. Continue reading