I believe that in order for one to achieve some progress, changes have to be made. I started writing this blog to document my experiences as a wife who aimed to be different and to be better. The problem was I find it hard to write everything because there were times when so much is happening and I don't know exactly what to write. There also were times when nothing is happening and I have nothing to write. I do not want to abandon this blog the way I have abandoned my past blogs, so I decided to do the following:
1. Create 2 other blogs that are very specific namely:
a. http://www.eatingwithmyspoonandfork.blogspot.com/ - my blog for all of my food and cooking adventures
b. http://www.madeforwalkingthetalk.blogspot.com/ - my weightloss/journey to a healthier lifestyle blog
2. Use this blog for
a. remembering the people who touched my life
b. the 47 books I have aimed to read for this year - I featured 3 already (Hunger Games Trilogy)
c. documenting the trips I had with my sweet hubby
d. my Friday movie nights
e. my opinions, views, dreams and aspirations
So how do I describe my blog now: Not a plain housewife is a glimpse of my day to day adventures through books, movies, on the road and the people who shared this life journey with me.
Friday, April 29, 2011
It all started with my husband's school activity.
He is not the type who likes to read so he asked me to check The Hunger Games out and see if it was a good read. I was hooked...
1. I'm happy that the main girl (Katniss) is not a softie but one tough cookie who loves her family so much.
2. The game consists of several twists and dilemma. It makes the read so exciting.
3. The story managed to include a romantic side of Katniss and Peeta without being too cheesy.
4. Hope was never lost in each of the novels.
1. I feel bad that Prim died...I wish she stayed alive up to the end.
2. I really don't like the gloomy post apocalyptic setting.
Among the three novels, I like Mockingjay best. I think it was more detailed because it provided better descriptions of all the districts and it's the most action-packed!
I hope the movie won't stray too far from the novel.
Saturday, April 9, 2011
Now that I'm almost 33, I realize that....
- I am truly lucky to have the most wonderful husband a woman could ever ask for
- I wish my mom and sisters are here
- I miss my Dad who passed away 2 years ago
- teaching will always be my first love
- there is a big possibility that I may never have kids of my own and I've learned to accept it
- cooking from the heart will always satisfy a hungry tummy
- hugs and kisses will cure anything
- I can be mean, difficult and irrational sometimes
- pretentious I am not
- problems often or if not, always involves money
- "absence makes the heart grow fonder"
- food taste best if shared with someone
- movie dates are done better in the comforts of our home
- all pets love unconditionally and some people do too
- it's hard to make oneself holy
- losing weight is a lifestyle change
- couponing can save you oodles of money
- making friends are easier than keeping them
- it's hard to stop oneself from saying "I told you so"
- walking is a good way of clearing one's head, washing the dishes too
- no 2 queens can occupy the same thrones at the same time
- it's better to give than to receive
- insecurities and lack of self esteem will never be cured by anything "new"
- familiarity breeds contempt so it's wise to choose who you want to be familiar with
- happiness is a choice and a by-product
- blessings abound all around us, we just need to acknowledge it
- being childless will not make me less of a woman
- tragedy brings families and friends together
- expectations can cause lots of heartaches
- wealth can be achieved by mindful spending
- no pain, no gain
- it's ok not to like everyone, but wrong to hate anyone
- God is good, all the time!!!!