Book Review : Everything and a Happy Ending

Everything and a Happy Ending Book Review
To be honest, I am not into biographies and/or memoirs book. After reading it, it made my heart cried. I've read some pieces of my life in the past. When you fall in love, it does not always end in roses. You need help, you want to confide it to the closest in your family but they won't listen. Now, I'm talking!

I would like to extoll the author for writing this book. This book is the voice of those women who are in the same boat. But, could not speak what's on their mind. Also, this reminds me that I am not alone in this battle. Of all the things that happened in life, you must learn to Accept it! There is no other whom you can turn and cry on except God!

Everything and A Happy Ending, a memoir published by Mascot Books, details the journey & soulful shift of her story as Tia shares her holy grail & trail she took to transform her life. After moving through her own metamorphosis she then helped an old friend, Ray Romano, move through his own transition, going with the flow very privately, but most profoundly.

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Dream Catcher Catches Me

I was hopping on different Facebook pages, Then, I saw a dream catcher photo designed for the home. When I first saw it, I feel in love. All is sudden as warm tears were falling and racing down my cheeks. The painful truth has dawned on me. To realize that we have no house of our own.

"I want a dream catcher hanging on my room. But, I realize
the place is not ours and arranging it is limited."

I am emotional. I dream a house for my own family to live especially for my son. A warm home where I can be free to rearrange and decorate it. A home where I would wake up early to prepare and cook food for my family.

Ah, those dreams! Dream catcher, catches me! I only watch you from my computer but you hit me hard.

The website where I lay my eyes on is

Giveaway - The Nightmare Before Christmas

I am so thrilled on this giveaway because of the lovely items to behold. Oh, do you still have nightmares? If you join this giveaway, it'll be gone. Just kidding, lovelies. Enjoy and have fun joining this. This giveaway ends on 16th of December 2016.

What's this?
I can't believe my eyes
I must be dreaming
Wake up, Jack, this isn't fair
What's this?

30 Years of Elevating the Filipino Lives - Mekeni

“A person’s measurement of success is not by how much money he has but by how much the same success affects other people. You cannot only look at your own success but also see that others around you succeed too. Then you can say that you have succeeded in life.” These are the words of Tatay Felix Garcia, founder of Mekeni Food Corporation.

For those who have seen the havoc wreaked upon by the eruption of Mt. Pinatubo in 1991 it was devastatingly clear how Porac, Pampanga was almost wiped off the Philippine map. So creating jobs in the lahar-stricken town seemed like a crazy idea to most people. But Tatay Felix and Imang Meding Garcia weren’t most people. They believed in sharing hope and creating a spark in the darkest moment of their lives. That spark ignited a light for the people of barrio Balubad, and transformed what was then an ashen ghost town into the thriving community that it is today. What they started 30 years ago is now being continued by their children and grandchildren.

More than producing world-class quality food products that continues to bring honor to the country, Mekeni Food Corporation is remembered and recognized as a Filipino family-oriented company that offered employment opportunities to the lesser privileged which contributed in building a happy, committed and productive community despite the major calamity.

Mekeni lives up to its name of always being open and welcoming. Through the years, they have gladly welcomed both challenges and opportunities, relying on their faith in their people and an even stronger faith in God. So whenever awards and recognitions are accorded to Mekeni, it is not only the company that takes pride in its own achievements but also the whole community shares in the joy and honor given. Because Mekeni believes that their best asset are the people who stick with them through thick and thin.
Now celebrating their 30th Year with the theme “30 Years of Uplifting Filipino Lives”, Mekeni continues its mission to provide employment opportunities and contribute to the improvement of life within and beyond the community.

In their recent thanksgiving celebration, Mekeni did not only celebrate their milestones, but also celebrated their employees' achievements. Promoting the value of the 5Rs in their people (Relationship, Respect, Result, Rewards and Recognition), they gave their outstanding employees awards and recognition for their excellent service to the company. Amazingly, some even beyond the call of duty! Group awards and recognition were given for the Best Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), Best 5S Practitioners, HACCP/Food Safety Management System Team, Internal Audit Team, Safety & Health Committee, HR Point persons Team, Emergency Preparedness & Response team, 5S team, Mekeni Dancers, MFC Chorale, Best Delivery Team National Category, and Outstanding Factory Outlet Team. Individual awards and recognition were also given to the Most Outstanding Admin Personnel, Best Account Analyst, Perfect Attendance, Outstanding CSLM Support Personnel, Best Delivery Crew/Helper, Best Lead Delivery Crew/Helper, Best Delivery Driver, Best Cash & Goods Model, Service Excellence, and Loyalty Award for those who have been with the company for 10 years or more.

This is what makes Mekeni successful, they value their people and their contributions; showing them that they and their family are always part of Mekeni. In the same way, this is why the employees are happy to stay on, because they are all treated as valuable assets of the company.

In keeping with their thanksgiving party tradition, Mekeni did not let any of their employees to go home empty-handed. Everyone took home a sack of rice, assorted grocery items, and a pack of their Picnic Super Jumbo hotdog, all courtesy of the management. After many decades, Mekeni is still grateful for all the blessings that let the company continue this practice.

Lastly, Mekeni thanks all their valued customers in the Philippines and throughout the world where every Filipino have been served their delicious world-class quality products. It is through them that Mekeni continues to grow not only as a company but also as a community builder that will continue to provide opportunities and uplift poverty in the community that they serve. Truly, Mekeni is committed to be a partner of growth not only in the province where they built their reputable company, but also in the entire country where they have been happily and productively working with their dealers and distributors nationwide.

With their commitment to build people, Mekeni hopes and prays that they would sustain their passion, commitment, loyalty and pride in both triumph and challenges. It is their faith in their people and most of all their faith in God that makes them what they are now, 30 years of world-class quality food products and dedicated people.

Bewell-C is The Gift of Health for this Season

bewell-c, vitamin c

In our haste to come up with the best Christmas gift this season, we tend to forget that every person’s well-being will always be on top of the list, thus, a gift of wellness is something that will be well-received.

Around the globe, holidays means parties everywhere which also equates to frequent sleep deprivation not to mention increased alcohol intake for some and the bad effects of second hand smoke for others. All these factors contribute to lower immune system and this might not be a good match for the holidays.

Moving To Appleton, Wisconsin

fox river, appleton
The Fox River of Appleton, Wisconsin
One night, I received a call! It was from my cousin Lida who resides in Chicago. She called to tell me that she is moving to Appleton. Oh boy, I thought she was joking. She says she have to do it to move on from a heartbreak. "Why of all cities, you choose Appleton?", I asked. According to her, the place is quite and traditional. It might be humid but there are times the climate is warm like the people living in that area. I twitched and slumped on a chair. I know she had decided. She laughed at my reaction. When she thought I am worried. She sat beside me and said, "Cousin, don't you worry! I'm a big girl, now. Before I moved to that place, I made sure that I have a place to stay. There is nothing to worry! I searched the Internet and made a list in the City of Appleton jobs that I am going to apply. I think, I'm in, already! I'll be working in a store of Guitar Center of Appleton!". I sighed and hug her. I told her to be careful out there. Just remember to call me. I am always here for her.