HappyGrateful #1


What is Grateful?

Grateful is an adjective,  it means: feeling or showing an appreciation of kindness; thankful.

Being grateful can help boost our morale, it can bring positivity to our life and it leads to a happier life.

There are many things to be grateful, it can be as simple as,  being able to take a nap for 15 mins or not being late for an appointment, time to be alone, or 5 more mins of sleep and so on.

So let’s start the #happygratefulcommunity, start inviting good vibrations to your life!

Be happy grateful every day!


Remitly – One way to remit your money to the Philippines

My nephews are celebrating their birthday’s in a few weeks and when I was talking to one of them I asked them what he wants for his birthday, he want’s a chocolate cake with Mickey Mouse on it. So me, I was thinking of ways to make it happen so I thought of sending money and ask their mom and dad to order the cake.

Usually, I go to a remittance center and do the transaction there but good thing I found REMITLY, it’s an online platform that’s let’s me send money via ONLINE, it saves me time and money ( time because I don’t need to go out esp. during the cold weather and money because I don’t need to pay for bus fare ).

I do everything at the comfort of my home, it’s so easy to use it and the transaction fee is one of the lowest I know. The downside I think would be the countries they currently support, but honestly for me I don’t mind since I just remit money to the Philippines.

What you need to be able to send money are the following:

  1. Your Bank Details: You can use your Bank Account, Debit Card or Credit Card ( additional fee applies since I think this is considered Cash Advance )
  2. If you are using your Bank Account, be sure to have your Transit Number, Branch Number and Account Number on hand.
  3. Your recipients bank information, address and phone number

How long, well for Bank to Bank it takes quite awhile it takes 3-4 business days, but this has the cheapest transaction fee.

If you are in a hurry, you can opt for Cash PickUP or use your Debit Card or Credit Card but the transaction fee is much higher.

So if you want to try just click >  Remitly


Note: Using Remitly is my own personal choice and they are not paying me to advertise this one.




About Life


If life is perfect then it’s not fun anymore, the imperfections of life makes it more exciting; it gives us memories; it helps us be a better version of ourselves. 

The beauty of  our life depends on ourselves, how we create it and how we deal with the imperfections of it.  Everyday, we can decide to make it a memorable day or we can decided to just do nothing. All of us, rich or poor, young and old have a chance to make our life meaningful so make the most of it. Is it amazing we are the author or our life? 

Happy Thanksgiving

To all who are celebrating Thanksgiving today, Nov 24, 2016



Take this opportunity to be grateful, to be thankful , to be happy especially for all the things that you have. Say thank you for having family and friends, for the  food, for the clothes, for being able to experience today. No matter how much you may have or how little you have, say thanks for what you do have as little or as much it might be.

Life Begins At the End of Your Comfort Zone


For the past 2 years there were so many new things that happened to me

  • Moving to a new country
  • Being a Stay Home Mom
  • New to Blogging
  • New currency
  • New weather
  • New Friends
  • I can continue with all the New in my life.

So many Changes, and there were moments that I just want to stop and shout..I don’t want it anymore, I want to go back to the way things were.

Change is good and hard at the same time but in order for us to mature and enjoy life we must embrace it and move out of our comfort zone.

I chanced upon Johanna Rosberg blog when I was reading my daily dose of TheSeeds4Life and I like the way she uplifts her readers. The entry about New Chapters, captured what I am feeling, I commented and she replied with words of encouragement, below is a part of her reply …

I always try to stay in the present, avoiding to dwell or linger on what things are like “back home”. See all the good things you experience in your new place and keep focus on them no matter how small they are some days, and embrace the differences you see and live, because those differences are what makes the world so incredible!🙂   

So thanks Johanna for the inspiring words, I will try and not to dwell on the past and look forward to what lies ahead.

Change is good! New life begins when we move out of our comfort zone! Carpe Diem!



I remember Trolls during my teenage years 10+ years ago, my Mom used to collect them we have big Trolls and small ones with different hair colours. I was happy to see them make a comeback and now even better in the big screen. Together with my friend and her daughter, Sofia and I watched it and we all  LOVE IT! The movie was so colourful and there was never a dull moment. The choice of songs were A OK, so thumbs up!

Anywho, time for my motivation quote and to honor my colourful haired friends here it is…

“Happiness is already inside of us, but sometimes we just need others to bring it out”                  

Agree or Disagree?

Try Less, Shine More


There is a saying ” Try and Try until you Succeed”, is this still appropriate now? As I give it a thought,  I think ” Try Less, Shine More ” is more appropriate in this age. We all live in a world where we are always on the go, too busy with so many things, gadgets everywhere and we all have means and ways to complete a task. If we keep on trying and trying but we are failing then it means that we are not doing the most in our first try. Thus it’s very important that when we try something we give it our very best so as not to waste time and effort.

When I was still working, I always reminded my team to Always do your best the first try, because we will never have that chance again. So might as well give your best the first time.