1.  When fighting means the end of the world - This is when you argue, then your world stops.  You can't focus at work, you are overly stressed, you feel he/she would leave, you try to fix things badly, you overreact, you fear a break up... The list goes on. The bottom line is, you become devastated just because you fought.  Guess what? you will still fight when you get married so make sure you will end up with a guy/gal that would make you feel loved though you have some issues.  Someone who will still ask if you were able to go home safely in the midst of an argument.  Yes, you can feel secured, respected and loved in bad circumstances.  If a guy/girl makes you malfunction because of a petty quarrel, think hard.

2.  He/she loves me, he/she loves me not - When he or she is confused.  A person in a relationship must be sure of what he is getting into.  It can't be one day he/she is in, the next day, he/she is blah.

3. When it is all fun, fireworks and physical -  We would see this in rom-com flicks.  We do not have to watch hollywood films because even the Pinoy movies are slowly blending in.  Of course we need to have fun in relationships, but guess what?  Every relationship has to be balanced and it can't be all "let us just enjoy what we have now".  Trust me, at the end of the day, you would want more sincerity, depth and richness (especially for women).  You would want real conversations, deep thoughts and compromises

4. You and me - Yes, there is something wrong when it is just ALWAYS the two of you.

5. When you lose your identity - You will somehow "lose" this when you get married and have kids.  However, I personally think it should be done slowly and carefully.  A real change does not happen overnight.  You can't suddenly be a gym rat, a coffee person, or have a different religion, etc.  Yes, your personalities will probably get a bit mixed up, but this can't all happen on at least the first 6 months of your relationship

6.  Involves physical abuse - Anger can't be a reason.  No guy (or girl) should beat up another person.. Enough said.

Age does not exempt you from having a detrimental love life.  The "wise"choices that you make may not be the best.  And you know what?  The best option is to keep away from this list.  It would be difficult to end up with a man or woman who puts an unhealthy relationship on the table.


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We moved in to Carmona last May and one of the things I looked for is a salon.  If you are a woman, you would understand.  A spot that makes you beautiful, is a happy place for us.  If you want us to be energized, inspired and relaxed -- pamper us!!

And guess what?  There is no parlor in Carmona!  Well, actually, meron naman..But most are non-airconditioned, does not have trusty nail polishes, hard to locate, and lastly, does not offer a variety of services.  That is why, I made sure I was there at the opening of Celebrity salon (Puregold Carmona).  As early as 9am of January 8, I was already chatting with the friendly staff.  

Natuwa ako because they have what I want -- in one place!  Massage, spa, and hair care!! And guess what? You do not have to save for every visit because it is affordable. 

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It took us a lot of convincing before Risen agreed to leave the pail of water so we could drive to a swimming party.  He was so happy in his floaters that he even told us he do not want to swim in the pool because he was already swimming in the pail!  Crazy, right?  If he only knew how big and deep a real pool is, I am sure, he would excitedly get out of our old, rusty pail.

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I don't know why, but this story of Risen got into me. In many occasions, I too have stayed in a pail of water rather than a 5 ft deep of water.  

How about you?  Are you also trying to float in a tiny tub?  Thinking that the place you are in is already God's best for you?

When I became a mother, I have understood God more.  That if I only obey and follow His rules, He will take me to places.  Just like in Risen's case, we had to argue with him and explain hard that swimming in a pail is nothing compared to being inside a pool. If he only listened and obeyed, we could have left early, hence a longer time for him to enjoy.

It may be a wrong relationship, a job that takes away your "life",  a debt that you have been carrying, a worry stuck in your head, a sin you are so afraid to let go. Let me tell you that if what you have now is against God's law, then that is not His best and will never be His best. Trust me, based on experience, the pool or even a beach is the right place to dive into.

Just let go of the pail.  God is waiting for you so he can bring you to the sea.


They say it takes a village to raise a child.  I say, it also takes a community to get things done.  Agree with me?

We all have that one achievable goal that we keep on running into every start of the year.  It may be a hobby, weight loss, a business, a venture, a travel destination, a savings account, etc.  It may vary from every person but one thing I know is that we need people, or shall I say an outsider to help us finally tick it off.

This is why we have been so excited to let you know that for 1,200, you can sit down with other dreamers and listen from a life coach.  Oh the joy of achieving your goals.

This two hour workshop wants you to get that goal and have a community cheer you on!  With a world of bashers (this is so sad), I am sure it would be nice to be surrounded with positive people. Tara na!  It would be worth it, I promise!  Plus, we all get to work on a VISION BOARD :)  This will surely keep us focused and motivated in he months we get off the track.

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1.  DO WHAT MAKES YOU HAPPY!  -  Happiness should not be the end goal of a person.  At times, we have to do what is right and that may mean not being happy about it. Since we are not the center of the universe, we cannot ONLY decide based on what makes us happy.  A mature and a sensitive individual should consider the people and situations around him. Aside from this, "happiness" based on this usual advice may not be long term so be very careful in finding what makes you smile.  At the end of the day, this may not be the most important.

2.  BASTA WALA KANG NAAPAKAN NA TAO, OK LANG YAN - This may be half true, because aside from people, there are rules, cultures and God that we have to consider.  To add, the younger generation (e.g may be your younger sibling, daughter or son, nieces, etc) who are watching you.  We have to think about them too because we need to be examples in speech and act to these young minds.  This means, we have to do a "heart check" every now and then.  Yes, we may not be stepping on other people but we may be hurting Jesus.

3.  LET GO AND LET GOD - I remember a visiting Pastor in CCF Muntinlupa who mentioned that this may not be Biblical.  We do not just "let go" and let God.  We also have to do our part.  For example, if we are sick, we can't just say "Lord, ikaw na po bahala"...We have to work on it too by praying steps to take to handle a particular illness, seeking experts, and making sure God is glorified in all this circumstances.  We do not slumber as we wait on God, therefore, we can't just let go and let God.  Again, we have to do our part.

4. I/YOU DESERVE IT! - When it comes to handling money and doing shopping, this has become my mantra when I was single!  You know what? In many cases, I do not deserve it! haha Why? because I have bills to pay, other needs to buy and savings to grow.  So just keep in mind, that though we have been working so hard, we still do not deserve SOME things.  Ingat lang on impulsive buying and the voice that whispers "You, deserve it"

5. GO LANG NG GO!! - This we can't do.  We need to rest, figure out our next steps and consciously trace back our steps so we can do better next time.  Let us not be too lazy to think.  Consult people.  Join a loving community.  In business, love life, career, family, having kids, we can't "go lang ng go".  Think. Pray. Pray. Pray.