Saturday, December 29, 2012

Audio Books

Nowadays you loving books is even made easy for our kids with the help of audio books. My kids love them. I downloaded an app like this and this made them busy. Whenever I am not feeling well to read books t o them before going to bed, this app saves me. I just hit press is on and the audio books are ready to tell them stories. During the day, I make the kids even more busy by letting them listen to books online free. This is one thing I want to instill to them as they grow, the passion of loving and reading books.

They Are My Kids


They know me in a way
     no one ever has
They open me up
    to things I never knew existed
They drive me to insanity
   and push me to my depths
They are the beat of my heart,
    the pulse of my veins,
    and the energy in my soul...

THEY ARE MY KIDS...:)









Saturday, December 15, 2012

Piracy?

It’s not hard tofind cd duplication online when you need services for this. But why would you do this when the anti-piracy campaign is there? Well, this business does not only feed from those who are trying to pirate computer programs, movies or cds. It can be said that some people would make multiple duplications of a CD or DVD for files, references and not to pirate the originals. Wee






Slide & Fell

I encountered an accident last night when I was on my way to work. I accidentally slipped, tripped and fell my bottom hit the floor. It was so painful. I thought I would not be able to compose myself and walk. Good thing, I only hurt my hind end and won’t need knee walkers. Haist.…next time, I’ll be extra careful to avoid meeting accidents.





Friday, December 07, 2012

Make Your Christmas Shopping A Breeze

Many businesses now maximize the benefits of the coming festive season. A lot of people needs something to give as gifts to loved ones that’s and though some are used to buying actual items on shops, there are also those who wants to spare themselves from the hassles of going to malls. They shops online. Some business take extra effort in catalog printing also to give their customer’s the comfort of shopping without going out. It’s one way to establish customer patronage. Have you done your Christmas shopping? I did some online shopping just a few days ago and I will be doing my mall visit sometime soon. It’s what? 18 days to go before Christmas!





November Monthly Round Up


What books and/or magazines did I read this month?
- None :-( been a little bit lazy reading lately

What movies and/or TV shows did I watch this month?
- hmm... none

What special days did I celebrate and how?
- someone's anniversary ;-)

What gifts did I give and/or receive?
- leopard printed shirt / necklace

What illnesses or health concerns did I have?
- gastritis (slight)

What fun things did I do with my friends and/or family?
- play games with my kids / read books with my son

What new foods, recipes or restaurants did I try this month?
- empanada nation's bagnet

What special or unusual purchases did I make?
- slides for the kids

What were this month’s disappointments?
- some people

What were my accomplishments this month?
- work!







Friday, November 23, 2012

Shopping from Catalogs

I love shopping online and from direct marketers. It makes my shopping easier since I can have more time with myself and was being spared from the hassle of traffic jams and crunch times. I recently check a neighbor for some new catalogs of my favorite shop and she also offered me her selections of other catalogs from new shops she has accounts on. I was disappointed with one of the new seller. The catalogs is not promising and enticing at all. The printing was done poorly which made me think that the company should exert more time and effort in this area. Maybe they could try zooprinting.com for wholesale catalog printing for them to get quality printed catalogs that could attract more consumers. So as a result, I just opted to check products from my suki” sellers.





Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Early Christmas Gift

I have been in the industry for almost 10 years and one of the great challenge of being in this job is to stay protected amidst cold environment both in & out of the office. Knowing this detail, a friend, Debbie, who works in US send me a undeniably perfect gift for me to combat this common hazard at work especially at this time of the year.

She just sent me a chestnut chinchilla rex-mandarin trim fur reversible jacket which she shops personally via www.madisonavemall.com .. the design is so cool, stylish & practical. cant wait to ramp it off my office within the week. Checked the site & seen several collections that I opt to dish out some of my savings with next year.

And so the Christmas Countdown starts...


Happy to say that finally, I'm done with our Christmas home decorations. It would be our first Christmas in our new home so I want to make sure it would be something memorable and new for the kids. It's my first time to hang Christmas stockings which the little girl noticed. She said, she's expecting she'll get goodies out of that stockings come Christmas eve...well.I hope Santa will have the time to shop for goodies to fill in that stockings so that the kids won't be disappointed ^__^

Here's me, excited for Christmas.

It's 34 days to go!




Mobile Benefits

As a working mom, i have always depend on different tools so i can balance my different duties. one of the most reliable thing i have is my blackberry device. it allows me to manage my career requisites from emails, appointment calendars and to do list as far as my job description is concerned.

As a mom on the go, it's mobile internet capacity allows me to be always connected with my kids especially my eldest so I can help her with her research and school assignments.

So it has been a "dooms day" this morning when i realized that the device is busted. I immediately rushed to the nearest service center and found out that the device problem is due to several data, including stored email correspondence and to do lists, I thought the diagnosis could be worst as a wipe hard drive. But no.. Good thing though, I was able to retain contacts and retrieved other important data by logging into the internet and syncing it to my
device.


Monday, November 12, 2012

Happiness is A Journey



Yes, something to inspire me on these kind of days...:) we need to choose to be happy no matter what. And so everyday, amidst the trials and testings, amidst the ups and downs of life, we have to choose to be happy. :)


Saturday, November 03, 2012

RFID

I haven’t heard any updates about on the development of our LTO’s rfid project. I don’t know if its already being implemented. Motorist have been protesting about this not because they don’t want it but because it cost a lot. Rfid can be very useful specially in investigating vehicular accidents so I hope that soon it will be implemented. Being a driver I know how important it is. Only that government should put the toll and the cost to the people.




Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Feet Theraphy

There are foot conditions or foot deformities such as bunions, hammertoes, or corns and plantar fasciitis. Plantar fasciitis is a painful inflammatory condition of the plantar fascia, the connective tissue on the sole of the foot. Such condition is causing discomfort and pains to those people who are afflicted with it. In such case, they cannot just buy sandals or footwear that look elegant and classy, however, lack the comfort as well as the healthy and therapeutic benefits. Nowadays, there are shops that are manufacturing orthotic sandals. These sandals are designed to be comfortable and medically beneficial. They can be adjusted and are customizable to perfectly fit the individual’s foot depth and arch thereby avoiding pain and discomfort. Therefore, to an individual who is wise and health conscious, they should not be after looks but consider the therapeutic and health benefits of the sandals that they buy.


A Different Ring

What are retaining rings? Are they meant the different kinds of rings like the engagement and wedding rings that are worn by lovers and couples to keep them in a binding covenant to stay together? Well, the answer is definitely a NO although there is a similar purpose in using them. While engagement rings and wedding rings are used to bind the couple in a covenant of union, the retaining rings are used to fasten and hold together the components or assemblies onto a shaft or in a housing/bore when installed in a groove. I see some of these rings being used in automotive shops for the automobile spare parts and assemblies.

There are different types of retaining rings depending on the specific assembly or components where they are used. There are axially assembled retaining rings, inverted retaining rings, beveled retaining rings, radially assembled, self-locking, constant section and spiral retaining rings.





Thursday, September 20, 2012

What's Happening

My dad was recently hospitalized because of his ailing knees and fever for two weeks. He underwent a lot of laboratory tests to rule out some of possible causes of the symptoms. He went through a CT Scan testing, ECG and blood chemistry test but all resulted normal. Until now, we are still clue less of his sickness since findings are all negative. We thought that he would need to use ossur knee braces because he was not able to walk for a couple of days since his hospitalization but now at least he’s getting better. I was thinking if doctors on that hospital really know what he’s doing because he’s been there for a week already and still not able to diagnose his condition. I would vow I will not bring anymore patients to that hospital.



 

Monday, September 10, 2012

My 1st APE

I had my annual physical examinations last month to comply with our company’s policy. Since it’s quite a big company with thousands of employees, the APE appointments were scheduled by batch and on various clinics. I chose Healthway located at EDSA Shangri-la because it’s accessible for me and the facilities and services is fine. Nurses had their own Howard-Medical.com medical cart to attend to some patients. This minimizes waiting time for us. I spent just an hour to complete my APE because of their prompt service.


Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Home Idea

One of my neighbor here had their front yard assembled like a patio and put some Bermuda grass and a twig swing with patio cushions. I just noticed that they left hem soaking in the rain, tsk..tsk. I think setting a yard like them is not a good idea. Our place is prone to rain because were situated in a mountainous area, so ideally our front yards should be covered, that was what the architect told us and now I know he’s right. With these continuous rains an extended area to dry your clothes outside is best.

Rain, Rain, Please Go Away

Monsoon rains flooded most of the towns today. A lot of people were affected and I felt sad hearing the news about it. I only feel secured now that my family is living a an area that is not prone to flood but before I do get get scared with these kind of rain, continuous and non stopping :(( Hope the rain would stop so that no more families will suffer.


Sunday, August 05, 2012

Stocking Space

I was the one who thought about the interior of our new home and we hired carpenters to execute the design, sadly I was frustrated with the outcome of the cabinets. They are not what I imagined it to be. I don’t know, maybe they rushed on doing the job or perhaps they only have little knowledge on cabinetmaking on that really have the skill or mastery thus the result. I’m thinking now of ordering ready to assemble kitchen cabinets to stop my frustrations. I need more stocking space anyway so perhaps these might do well.


Wednesday, August 01, 2012

July Monthly Round Up

It's been a while since I did this monthly round up thing. Well, time flies past and here's what happened last month:

What books and/or magazines did I read this month?
- None :-( been a little bit lazy reading lately

What movies and/or TV shows did I watch this month?
- The Dark Knight Rises :)

What special days did I celebrate and how?
- My birthday
- Our 7th wedding anniversary

What gifts did I give and/or receive?
- Flowers and fashion jewelry from hubby

What illnesses or health concerns did I have?
- None, thank God we're all healthy

What fun things did I do with my friends and/or family?
- uhmmmmmmm.... ^__^

What new foods, recipes or restaurants did I try this month?
- Mongolian, Korean Food

What special or unusual purchases did I make?
- Hmm..splurging on clothes

What were this month’s disappointments?
- some people

What were my accomplishments this month?
- :-(



Monday, July 16, 2012

Business to Ashes

It was just recently that the news about the market near our place was burned down. I was shocked because that market has been there since I was a child and the news that it was gone now saddened me although I seldom visit that market. Some say that the accident was intentionally done because there may be business people who will place new establishments. Whatever the cause, I feel sorry for the tenants and business owners. I don’t know if they have insurances but I hope they have. Some of them returned and put stalls on the side of the burned establishment to move on. One of the lessons entrepreneurs would get here is to get their businesses insured. They can get business insurance quote at TechInsurance.com to start with.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Personalized It..

Nowadays, everyone becomes too personal and so they make their accessories more personalized such as their mobile phones, laptops, and other gadgets. And having personalized coin is not an exemption.

There a many important reasons in making a personalized coin. One is in memory of a loved one. Another reason is just for the sake of arts and personal satisfaction. They will make it in different colors, sizes and shapes and for different uses such as a key chain, medallion or just for collection. Sometimes, art-inclined people do it to be given as a gift to a special person.


Saturday, June 23, 2012

Me Time

Right now, I feel the to have a refreshing bath bodypampering. I feel so stressed out from the activities and the work last night. I haven’t had this kind of pampering yet and so I feel the need now. Maybe some time in a spa would do me good. I need to freshen up and lighten up a little bit. Hmmmm….I wonder where should I go….?

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

The Normal Life?

With my current work schedule now, I must say that I do get less sleep. I do get eye bags but what I like about this is that I can have time to bond with my kids during the day. I was actually being offered a job on material handling for a realty company but after several contemplation, I declined the offer because the only benefit I can see is that I can have a normal day life…working from 8 to 5pm. Maybe I was able to get used to night shifts that I was able to accept the things that are good about this. I don’t know if I will be able to return to my old work schedule, maybe if another offer would be there for me to grab.


 

Churches Online

Churches nowadays do not only concern themselves in spreading the good news inside their buildings, instead they make themselves visible online to promote not only the organization but to inform the public about the things they do. And to make it easy for them website creators offers now an easy way to do this by offering some simple and easy to follow website creation steps through church website builder software. Our church created our website thru this and it was a breeze for our site administrators to maintain. 





Saturday, June 02, 2012

Talk Free

With the advent of the internet today, communication has also improved along with technology. Before calling your loved one abroad can take your time and cost you a lot. But now there are even free ways to communicate with them online. Just like what the vonage world plan is offering its clients. So now there would be no more excuses to get in touch to your love ones abroad.


Friday, June 01, 2012

Oneof the Best Token

Goodbye May, hello June! And the month of mom’s are now over but whether there’s an occasion or none, flowers are still one of the best things we can give to the dear and beloved women in our lives. Whether she’s your mom, aunt, sister, mom in law, wife or girlfriend giving them flowers when there’s even no occasion at all can really make their day. So keep on investing for coupons for flower purchases online you may never know when you would need one to send to that special woman.

 

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Career Advancement

Getting advanced degree is a plus point in advancing your career. That’s why in some countries, professionals take online GRE test to improve their self worth. In our world filled with competitions here and there, we must do something to make ourselves better and competitive. We need to have an edge among others. That’s why there are online degrees now to help professionals in their goal to be more advance and valued. There is no place for comfort zones. If we want to be competitive we must do something to advance ourselves.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Waiting

I have a friend who have been have been waiting for so long now to have their first child. They have been married for over 6 years already but until now they are still waiting. Some of our friends who have the same problem have been recently given the gift after their long wait but this friend remains hoping. He told me that his wife has been under medication for years now and he thinks that the problem might not be only his wife but as well as with him. He told me that one of his colleagues recommended a supplement for him but I told him to read get enough important testosterone supplement information before you buy because it might given him worst side effects. I cannot tell him anything to make comfort him because he has been pressured for so long now. But I can only help him pray that someday, their waiting will be over.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Unclear

My brother in law who works in a hospital laboratory asked my sister to look for discount scrubs from Marcus. He needs additional scrub suits to be use at work since the hospital has not provided them enough. I don’t understand why, I know that hospitals should be the one to provided uniforms for their staffs right? So I can’t take this info from my sister. She asked my help so we can order online and send it back when my husband returns on June. I told her to tell her husband that things like this should be verified with their managers.



What Do Modern Woman Want In A Man?

I've read this post here and found it helpful to us women..read on:

What do modern women want when it comes to dating, sex and relationships with men these days? While some particulars may vary from woman to woman, most things women want from men are virtually universal and here is where you’ll find the answers to this age-old question.

A Man With a Great Personality

Above all else, a great personality is what women are searching for in a man. Yes, they like looking at the pretty boys – it’s human nature to do so. But when it comes down to dating someone or having a relationship, personality beats looks every time.

If you’re the guy who can make her laugh by cracking jokes, being a little cheeky, and teasing her, you’ll literally charm the pants/skirt off of her.

A Man Who Exhibits Confidence

Women also like a man who exudes confidence. A woman pays special attention to see if you carry yourself with self-assurance, whether you are at ease when you talk to her and if you are a man who is comfortable with yourself. If you can offer this to a woman, it is very appealing and she will find it almost impossible to reject any offers you make to date her.

A Man Who is Comfortable to Treat Women as Equals

When a woman says that she wants to be treated like your equal, she doesn’t mean that she wants you to treat her like one of the guys. She just wants you to respect her, appreciate her intelligence and value her opinions. She still wants you to be the man – don’t ever forget that.

A Man Who is Supportive

She also wants someone who has her back, is there to support her and, when necessary, can protect her. That doesn’t mean that she always wants you always to run to her rescue, but she does want to know that if she needs your help you’ll be there. You don’t have to tell her this – she will pick up on it by observing your overall character as a man.

A Man Who Allows Her to be a Woman

Men are natural problem solvers and when a woman airs a problem to a man, many men often feel that it’s their job to solve the woman’s dilemma. However, that’s not necessarily what she wants. Most of the time (80%), she’s just looking for you to lend an ear but sometimes (20%), yes, she does want your input.

So how do you know the difference? Well, when a woman comes to you with a problem, just sit there and listen. Usually that’s all that she wants.

Too often you might have the natural male impulse to jump in with a solution and say, “Here’s how you should handle this,” or “Do you want to know what I think you should do?” Politely, she’ll say, “Yes, okay” and you’ll give her your advice. Then she’ll likely do what she thinks is best and not necessarily use the advice you offered and that might upset you.

The main reason why you shouldn’t take offense in these situations is that she didn’t actually ask for your help. You offered it first and, being a woman (who naturally submits to the masculine), she listened.

On the other hand, if she’s sharing a problem with you and you are actively listening, when she’s finished you can ask, “So how are you going to handle it?” At that point, she will either tell you what her plans are or she’ll ask you what you think she should do.

If she does ask, then she is looking to you for a possible solution. Once you give her your opinion, she very well may go with your suggestions but even if she doesn’t, you can be sure that she will weigh them carefully – most women do have a brain. Most importantly, the way you handled the situation will make her happy with you as a man. She’ll realize that you believe she is capable of using her judgment and she won’t feel as if you’re forcing your opinions on her.

A Man Who Treats His Woman as Special

Women like to feel special and cherished. This doesn’t mean she wants you to put her on a pedestal – a common mistake of the nice guy. When you first approach a woman or are just getting to know her, she wants you to treat her like you would any other woman; not any better or any worse. She wants you to be yourself – your best self – in her presence.

Of course, once you’re in a relationship, yes, she does want you to remember things that are special to the two of you (or to her) like birthdays, anniversaries, Valentine’s Day, where you went on your first date, special holidays and so forth.

Women are usually very sentimental. If you can show that you understand a woman’s sentimentality by remembering things that are important to her, you will be greatly rewarded for your efforts.

A Man Who is Comfortable Showing Affection and Attention

Most women love occasional, impulsive gift giving. And, no, a first date is not the time to bring candy or flowers – it’s a surefire case of ‘trying too hard’ and will turn 99% of modern women off you in an instant.

Once you’re in a relationship – the game changes. Every now and then, do something really special for her or buy her something that you know she’ll like when it’s not a gift-giving occasion. Most women respond to this by becoming more loving and affectionate to the man…as long as he has not being doing too many special things for her – that’s when she takes it for granted and begins feels bored.

Speaking of affection, most women adore sudden public displays. We’re not talking about mauling her in a supermarket, but giving her a warm, affectionate kiss on the cheek or lips, telling her you love her (once you’ve reached that stage of your relationship) once in a while, or holding her hand as you walk down the street. These are all loving acts that when done in public will usually be reciprocated ten-fold in private by her.

A Man with Ambition

While most women aren’t necessarily looking to marry a millionaire, she does want to know that you have a good work ethic and that you have at least some ambition to improve yourself. Whether it’s taking a class to advance your career or reading books that will improve your mind, women love men who aren’t content to just always sit in front of the tube or hang with their friends. They want a man who actually shows a desire to improve his life and possibly their life together.

You see, it’s not the grand gestures that most women want. It’s the little things that tell her that she’s chosen a great guy. Don’t believe what you see in TV sitcoms and magazine advertisements, telling you that you need to be tall, dark and handsome to be what a woman wants. It’s just not true. Women want you to be a man for them – that is what they fall in love with.


Thursday, April 12, 2012

Sweet Surprise

Women love surprises…and I’m one of them. It’s just that I don’t get surprises often. Having a very serious husband with no idea how to do surprises makes some of my special moments boring..hehe. Added to the fact that he’s working abroad and only comes home every two years that’s why we don’t usually celebrate our anniversary and my birthday. I don’t want to insinuate something or to sound complaining but if he’s only the guy who knows how to give surprises, he can try searching ideas over the internet …I love this site http://www.berries.com/gifts-wife-SG9 coz it offers a lot of surprising gifts for women. Here’s hoping that I will be able to receive one when the husband returns.

Monday, April 02, 2012

Digital TV

I seldom watch TV because of my schedule and because I don’t like watching our local shows. We don’t have cable channels because I didn’t apply for cable TV. I fear that my kids would be addicted to watching TV all day if I did that and another things is that we don’t own the house, so I hate it when we apply for a cable TV and then we will be moving out in the future just like what’s going to happen in a few months now. Now, I’m thinking of getting digital box and a box converter set up for our new home. I think that would only be the time that I will be able to get cable channels since we already own the house. I’m looking forward to it.

A Woman’s Four Basic Needs and The Ways They Are Met

This [article] was lifted here and this will discuss the four major needs of a woman and the ways they are met. A woman’s four basic needs are security, affection, open communication, and leadership. Because security is the most basic need, we will discuss that first.

Security is More Than Finances

Although security is a very broad term and general in meaning, nevertheless, it is a woman’s greatest need. Whether a woman is growing up with her parents or living with her husband, she has the genuine need to be secure. A woman needs to know she is safe and well provided for in every aspect.

A wife’s basic need for security is satisfied by adequate protection and provision given by God through her husband. The husband must communicate four things to his wife to satisfy her need for security.

1. He Must Communicate That He Cares for His Wife Above Anyone or Anything Except God. When a woman senses her husband is preoccupied or detached from her in some way, she will immediately feel insecure. She wants to know her husband is tuned in to her needs and concerns. A woman can discern instinctively if her husband truly is caring for her properly.

The best way a husband can determine if he is caring for his wife properly is simply to ask her, “Honey, do you feel like I’m caring for you properly? Do you feel provided for and protected?”

If she says yes, he can know he is meeting her needs, but if she says no, then he should listen carefully as she explains why not. Most men are not preoccupied with trying to “get my wife off my back” and keep her from demanding too much, rather than being totally committed to meeting her needs, regardless of the cost.

A woman learns to recognize when a man is not really committed to caring for her. Her situation is similar to the man who has a selfish and greedy boss. All men want to get the most they can out of employment, and their employer holds the keys. If they work for a selfless and generous employer, they feel secure and optimistic. If they have a boss who is distracted, overly demanding, or selfish, they lose a sense of security and joy.

Your wife’s well-being and prosperity are greatly dependent upon you. She is very sensitive to your actions and attitudes for good reason. You need to understand and accept this. Consider what it would be like for a sensitive, caring employer to come up to you tomorrow and say, “You know, I’ve really been thinking about your lately. I wonder if there is anything I can provide for you to make your job more enjoyable. Also, am I paying you enough?”

That would be any employed person’s dream. Well, every woman’s dream is to have a husband who will manifest this same attitude. Regularly communicate to your wife that you are available and desire to meet her needs. Then, care for her. You will be pleasantly surprised by how well your wife responds to her new atmosphere of security.

A man often fears what his wife will do when he makes himself totally available to meet her needs. That is the last thing to fear. You simply cannot imagine what a woman will do for her man if he will envelope her in an atmosphere of total security by laying down his selfish ways to meet her needs.

Again, think about your employer. Wouldn’t you do more and sacrifice more for a boss who served you and cared for you sacrificially? Or do you think you would lounge around the workplace while ordering your boss around and abusing him?

Simply because you have become humble and have committed yourself to meeting your wife’s needs doesn’t mean you lose your authority or manhood. True and lasting authority is built, not broken, upon the foundation of sacrificial servanthood. It is leadership by example, not ego.

2. A Husband Must Communicate His Admiration and Love for His Wife. A woman can never hear too often how pretty she is or how much her husband loves her. A woman blossoms fully in an atmosphere of praise and adoration, but she wilts and dies in the presence of perpetual silence or criticism.

Although a man must speak at times some words of correction or displeasure to his wife, these words must come from a source the woman knows is supportive and friendly. When you praise your wife and convince her of your love in real ways, you have then earned the right to also correct her. However, if all you do is point out her flaws and bad point, your wife will become insecure and bitter.

Every woman is the reflection of her husband. Women reflect in their faces, attitudes and appearances how they feel about their husbands and their environments. When a man creates an atmosphere of praise and respect for his wife, it makes a noticeable difference in everything she does. She radiates and reflects love and respect from every area of her life.

When a man constantly criticizes his wife or makes her dig for shallow compliments, she will reflect her insecurity. Women naturally gravitate to people and places where they will receive compliments about themselves. Men do, also. For a woman to have to go outside her home to receive praise is an indictment on her husband. What often comes next is even more serious.

I (Jimmy) have counseled many married couples who have had affairs. Sometimes it is the man, and sometimes it is the woman. Although affairs are always sinful and devastating to a marriage, you need to understand what tempts a woman to have an affair. It isn’t sex. Women have affairs because they meet a man who will talk to them and make them feel special.

Women are turned on by men who compliment them and make them feel good about themselves. The best insurance a husband can possibly have that his wife will never have an affair is an atmosphere of praise and encouragement that he creates in which she can live. If he will do this, his wife will be drawn to him, and she will not be hungry for love when someone else comes along offering compliments and affection.

If he does not, although she may not participate in an affair, her hunger for love will cause her to wrestle with unnecessary temptations and fantasies. Here are some simple rules for praising your wife:

Be sincere. Say good things you really mean, and say them a lot.

Say something about every area of her life. Do not just concentrate on physical things, although she needs you to physically affirm her often. Compliment her mind, her heart, her character, her motherhood, her cooking and so forth. Let her know that you are totally proud of her.

Never use sarcasm. Never compliment your wife in a backhanded manner. It isn’t cute; it will damage her spirit. For example, don’t say, “Hey, you have a great body —under all that fat!”

Earn your words of correction. For every one thing you correct or confront, give numerous compliments.

Praise your wife every day and never stop. Send cards, flowers, love letters, anything that will communicate your love and respect.

3. A Husband Must Communicate His Faithfulness. Whistling at pretty girls walking down the street is understandable for teenage boys, but it is inexcusable for a married man. Jesus said that if a man even looks upon a woman with desire for her in his heart, it is the same as adultery. Adultery is not simply a physical act; it is an attitude.

Many men have never slept with a woman outside of marriage; nevertheless, they may carry a spirit of unfaithfulness. Women can pick up on this immediately, and it makes them insecure. A man’s heart must remain faithful, not just when his wife is present, but also when she is absent. You need to communicate regularly to your wife that she is the only one you desire. You must convince her that she is the most beautiful woman in the world to you.

Unfaithfulness also is communicated by comparing your wife with other women. This is the kiss of death. Whenever you compare your wife’s anatomy, behavior, intelligence or cooking to those of another woman —especially your mother —you have made a big mistake. The only time to compare your wife with another woman is when you are complimenting her.

Another no-no is to habitually watch other women through magazines, television shows, movies or real life. Although you may think it is harmless, it isn’t. It’s the same as your wife looking at or talking about other men all of the time. It is dishonoring and sinful. In any relationship where one person is out of control in an area, the other person normally will compensate.

Men want their wives to be sexually responsive. Did you know that a dirty movie or other pornographic material is the very worst thing to use in an attempt to make a woman sexually responsive? When a woman feels you are looking at other women or have other problems with unfaithfulness, she will instinctively withdraw from sex to compensate for your problem.

When you demonstrate sexual purity and restraint outside the bedroom, your wife can be free and responsive in the bedroom. Your purity will provide the security she needs to actually blossom.

Also, a husband should never threaten to divorce his wife. Don’t even talk about divorce. Lose the word. Many married people discuss divorce as a threat to get the other spouse’s attention. The only one to profit from such threats is the devil. He loves divorce because it damages God’s creation so terribly. So, when divorce is even a remote possibility in your mind, the devil works overtime to make it a reality. Also, your wife will become insecure if you talk about it, especially if you use it to manipulate or scare her.

4. A Husband must Communicate His Dedication to Provide Financially. Finances are one of the most important areas of security for a woman. A wife needs the assurance that her husband is committed to providing for her financially. A man communicates his commitment to provide financially in four ways:

Praying for God’s blessing and direction. A woman is tremendously comforted to know her husband is praying and seeking God for financial direction and provision. It also is very helpful when a man leads his wife in prayer when financial pressure comes. If he will, he can avert many problems from occurring in their relationship as well as invoking God’s blessing and provision. The old saying, “The family who prays together stays together,” is true.

Aggressively seeking the best employment possible. Although we know that God is our provider, it still is important to knock on doors and seek opportunities.

Being a hard and faithful worker. A wife needs to know her husband is honest, faithful and hard-working. When a man is dishonest, lazy or changes jobs too often, he violates his wife and makes her insecure. Even if it means foregoing some income or benefits, a husband needs to be careful not to sacrifice his wife’s security. This is very important.

Being a wise money manager. When a husband is a diligent steward of God’s money, his wife feels secure. This is not a license to be stingy or unreasonable tight with money but an opportunity for managing the money and paying the bills. It is extremely important to your wife for you to manage the family’s money and resources wisely.

The above article comes from the book Marriage on the Rock: God’s Design for Your Dream Marriage, written by Jimmy and Karen Evans, published by Regal. There is much more on the subject of “How to Understand and Meet Your Wife’s Needs” that we weren’t able to include in this article, as well as “How to Meet Your Husband’s Needs” and much, much more. As Jimmy wrote, concerning this resource:

“The contents of this book are a result of what God has shown Karen and me about marriage. In this spiritual education process, God healed our marriage and gave us a love for one another far beyond any we had ever known or imagined. Today, after more than 33 years of marriage, not only are we deeply in love, but we also understand how to stay in love. We have learned how to meet one another’s needs as we walk through life’s seasons and challenges.”

Sunday, March 18, 2012

The Thought of Transferring

Speaking of transfer, I am thinking what to do best once we’re there. Having to manage a home for almost seven years now, we’ve acquired a lot of things that now I keep on thinking how to pack them all and transfer to the new house. Even if I have kuat racks on my car, I know I cannot carry them and drive them all using the car alone and the cost of renting a big truck is something. So I’m leaving this for my husband to handle. I don’t want to stress myself so hard on finding solution for this since I am the one who already managed the refurbishing of the home, hehe.

Anticipating

Finally, the refurbishing of our new house as done and the transformation was done well. I love how it turned out, not exactly what I imagined it to be but it was still good. I just need to add some touch ups and maybe install white porch swings outside to complete the fresh ambiance. I’m already excited to transfer. We’re just waiting for the husband to come home and that would be next month. Hopefully, the transfer will be swift and a breeze.

Monday, March 12, 2012

I Gained Weight :-)

Since I came back to work, I noticed that I gained weight. And I’m actually happy about it. I don’t know why but maybe my body is used to working that’s why when I stopped working last year, I lost a lot of weight. Perhaps that’s because I over used my body since I have plenty of time to do a lot of work at the same time. I also don’t sleep a lot. I must admit I abused my body, hehe. So I found out, don’t find it hard to lose or gain weight like some of my friends who are even considering taking diet pills. I don’t one to read customer reviews here of the diet pills that she’s considering so she will have enough knowledge about it before taking it in. It’s better to take precautions specially now that there are proven worse side effects of some diet pills in the market.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

A Wellness Buddy

A friend wanted to start his own fitness center. He’s a health buff and he is my personal badminton trainer. He also knows a lot about healthy stuff for diet purposes. He’s trying to get licenses from personal trainer certifications agency so he can start his plans right away. I’m so excited about this because once this will push through; I will have someone who can guide me to m y journey to health and wellness.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Complaining Decibels

Setting up our sound system every Sunday is always taking its toll on us. I don’t know why the technicians are not able to set them up perfect since they are doing this for the longest time already. Every Sunday same problems occur for every musical instruments and microphones. Even our drummer who uses an ION electronic drums complains since the sound that coming out from the house speakers are so different. It’s been our problem ever since we move to where we hold our worship service now and I am still hoping something can be done about it.

Something Different

The husband’s birthday is coming up and being able to have it celebrate only after every two years, I’m thinking of looking for some unique gifts for guys to give him. I honestly don’t have any idea not that the husband is choosy but I always find it hard to give gifts for guys and for the husband in particular. Girls are easy to please. Just give them cute stuff and you’re done. But with guys, you have to think deeper. Haist..don’t know what to give…

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Post Valentine Gift

The love day is just fast approaching and with all the promos for lovers and couples out there, I believe people are now busy looking for the best gifts and the best ways to spend the day. But as for me, I don’t get overjoyed about it let alone be so excited for the day to come since I don’t have someone to celebrate it with. But I’m thinking of buying hubby a gift. Something like a Baraka chain which I thought will look perfect on him. And since he’s returning home on April, I know I can still save for it. I believe the day is not really important so even if it’s a post valentine gift, I know he will be happy with it.

Friday, February 03, 2012

If Only I Can Have 48 Hours A Day

So much things are happening right now and even as I tinker on my cherry keyboard writing this, my mind is everywhere. I have so many tasks to do; working on special project for my church, searching for ideas for the teacher’s day celebration for my daughter’s school, gathering ideas as well for our small group, and thinking of other things aside from these…haaaaaayyy..I wish I’ll still have more time like what I used to have before when I was not working and having this work schedule. ~_~


Friday, January 13, 2012

Now's The Time

Time flies too fast. We may not want it but reality is Christmas and the holidays are over (awww…). But the good part is there are still ongoing sales to check (yey!)…and maybe you can use the gift certificates you’ve collected from relatives and friends. Still got those l.l. bean coupons? You can use it now for the year end sale and get yourself the best deal before 2012 soar high.