VALENTINE'S DAY

VALENTINE: A DAY TO CELEBRATE & PROMOTE LOVE

Love is in the air!

Soon, every store will be filled with people who will buy flowers & chocolates for their loved ones.

I don’t have any special plan for today, just like the previous years of my life. But it’s okay, I thought my purpose is to share facts about Valentine’s day. For this year, I will share 2 important information that I found on Google.

First is the story of Saint Valentine, a Roman priest, who were sentenced in 269 A.D. to a three-part execution of a beating, stoning, and finally decapitation all because of his stand for Christian marriage.1

In my opinion, Saint Valentine’s story is a great reminder that this day is a celebration of love at its purest; and not just any tradition where if you didn’t give anything special to your girlfriend/wife/husband/boyfriend, he/she will never talk to you again. Of course, the latter part is exaggerated. I honestly don’t know how people react when they don’t receive gifts from their loved ones on this day.

Lastly, the places where you couldn’t celebrate Valentine’s day. For couples who love to travel, it’s a must to know the places where you wouldn’t end up in jail just because you celebrate Valentine’s day. Some of the countries that don’t celebrate Valentine’s is: Saudi Arabia, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Iran.2

There are explanations in the articles, you can check it below for later.

Well, that’s all for now… enjoy your day!

– XOXO –


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REFERENCE:

http://www1.cbn.com/st-valentine-real-story

2 https://thecoverage.my/lifestyle/youth/six-countries-that-banned-valentines-day/

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DYING SILENTLY…

Have you ever looked at the sky and appreciate it?

How about watching the sun as it comes up and put a light on a dark sky?

Or listen to the sound of the rain as it pours down on your roof?

If not, don’t worry… you’re not the only one.

I used to be one of those people who were too busy to appreciate nature;

… One of those people who got lost track in time;

… one of those people who never even bother to take good care of themselves, as long as they are rewarded.

But life is so unpredictable.

In a snapped of a finger, everything in my life… changed.

Everything I dream of, vanished in thin air;

Everything that I work hard for, got wasted.

Now, every single day of my life

All the things that I used to ignore, is now, being treasured.

But as days passed by and turned into months,

I realized, it’s always the same.

The color of the sky will always be blue.

The sun always comes up every morning

And comes down at night.

Everything becomes a routine.

Boredom, clearly, strikes in me.

Loneliness filled in my heart and mind.

I never felt so alone… so lonely;

I even felt so scared looking myself at the mirror,

Scared to see what I become… a failure.

Sometimes, I think of death.

‘Coz death seems to be a sweet escape;

A never-ending sleep that promise serenity.

But no matter how I tried, I always failed.

It’s funny because even death made me feel like a total loser… a failure.

Now, I’m here in my room, lying on my bed thinking all the mistakes and failures I’ve done in my life;

… the disappointment I gave to my family;

… and the false hope I once gave to myself;

I suddenly lose my interest in getting up;

And become too weak to start my day;

Because at the end of the day, I always know, I still end up like this… hopeless and desperate.

Maybe one day, hopefully, death will come and save me from my loneliness.

But until then, I will be here … dying silently.


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MY ONLINE SHOPPING EXPERIENCE

Convenient and hassle-free shopping experience are just two of the reasons why online shopping become in demand these days.

At first, I am hesitant to buy in any online shops. No one can blame me, with all the news about being scam, I am just being practical and cautious. But I am not totally against buying in online shops. In 2014, that was when I first trust an online shop – Metrodeal. I bought food coupons, gift certificates, and other things that doesn’t need to be fit. Up to this day, I never had a single problem with them.

That was when I realized that not all online shops are scam…. They can be trusted.

Last year, I started again to shop online. I saw the necklace that I always wanted on HolyLand Mall page in FaceBook, so I placed my order and waited for someone to call for confirmation. When they did, we talked about the price and delivery details. And everything went well. When I received the package, I am neither displease nor excited to what I’ve seen. Let’s just say, the necklace’s quality is not what I expected since it wasn’t cheap. But because of the sweet experience I had with them, when they called me again in November of 2016, I’ve been convinced to buy two necklace (with, of course, a promise that the quality is much better than the last one). So, I waited for it to be deliver.

When the delivery guy came in, I found out that they shipped the wrong product. I told the delivery guy about it and he advised me not to accept the package and just contact HolyLand Mall representative. And that was exactly what I did. This was when everything went from sweet to sour. I sent an e-mail to the HolyLand Mall representative (the one who I deal with in that transaction) and an SMS message to their mobile number that they provided. For the whole month of December, no one ever contacted me. I sent another SMS message and e-mail to them, but this time, the e-mail bounced back to me with a message that the e-mail address that I am trying to contact DOES NOT EXIST.

Honestly, when I read those words, my heart got broken into pieces. But God is good, because the payment method I chose was cash on delivery. So, my money is still safe with me.

January of this year, a representative called me with regard of my complain but I told her I’m not interested anymore, in an irate mode. I know it wasn’t fair for the representative, but she is just a month late for a damage control.

Another experience I had was with Corset Authority PH, this happened last year as well. I was looking for a legit waist trainer back then and I found their page on Facebook. So, I did my research and found not a single complain about them. So, I made my order. But since I was clueless about waist trainer, I asked the representative of what type of waist trainer is best for me and she did give me an answer. She was very friendly and accommodating. She told me everything that I needed to know. And when the package arrived, I instantly fell in love with it.

Since I received a great product, I recommended it with my sisters. On December, my sisters decided to buy their own waist trainer. Unfortunately, they don’t have stocks anymore for that specific waist trainer. But the representative offered me a different type of waist trainer. I asked if the size is different, she said no. I waited for her to tell me the difference of that waist trainer and the one that I have (since that was what she did to me before), but she tells me nothing. Instantly, I thought it is exactly the same.

When I received the package early January, I am more excited than my sisters. But when they tried it, it was defective and it is not exactly the same with my waist trainer. I tried many times and in different ways to wear a waist trainer but still it didn’t work. So, I contacted the representative through FB messenger, and told her everything with pictures of the waist trainer. And once again, my experience went from sweet to sour.

After a long argument, they replaced my order.

I do love their waist trainer. I will still recommend it to everyone. But with all the things they’ve said to me, it’s best for me to not buy in there anymore.

With all the things that I’ve experience with online shops, I learned one thing and that is, you’ll always have a red-carpet experience for your first purchase. Don’t expect the same for your next.

Anyway, that is just for now. I might still change my mind if I found another online shop like Metrodeal.


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*Note: This is not an advertisement or whatsoever. This is purely my opinion.

Happy 2017 everyone!

Happy New Year! 2017

2017 is finally here. This is a fresh start for everyone. Enjoy!


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THE DAY BEFORE NEW YEAR

As the new year comes, everyone is excited making their New Year’s resolution or setting up their goals. And for some people, even planning their activities for the whole year.

Some people act on it to achieve it, but most of the people, I know, don’t do it at all.

For 30 years of my life, I am one of those people who don’t make action to achieve my goals or resolution. But this year, I will make a difference… because this 2017, I will do it all. I just hope God will guide me, always.

I will just make my goals very simple so I will not have a hard time doing it:

  • To lose weight – I am currently 71 kg. My goal is around 50 kg and maintain it
  • To have a job that can promise a stable and fruitful long-term career for me
  • To finish putting all my photos in my photo album
  • Print out and hard bound all my finished stories

Wish me luck!


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