There are five rules for happiness, according to the Facebook page I am following. And here they are…
- Free your heart from hatred.
- Free your mind from worries.
- Live simply.
- Give more.
- Expect less.
I do believe in the third one the most. Live simply. No amount of money can buy happiness. I do believe in that. It should come from within. Yes, we can be happy with the material things we have. But if you notice it, such happiness is temporary. Once the material stuff gets old, your happiness fades away. Am I right?
I have a question: are you happy with the life you have?
Father’s Day is coming up and I think I already know what to give my dad… Ray Bans! His old one got lost when we went on vacation a year ago. I haven’t seen a new one yet so I know he hasn’t bought any replacement to date. I will be the one giving new sunglasses to him.
My dad’s a fairly simple guy. He would use a really old shirt when he feels like it no matter if he’s going out somewhere. He will not hesitate to go out and meet someone if the latter can’t go to him. He’s that kind of guy.
And he deserves all the best in the world!
If you ask almost every kid (and adult, too!) here in the country what the number one fastfood chain is for them, they will say it’s Jollibee. Just the aroma of chickenjoy is enough to lure you to enter a branch anywhere. Have you heard of branches opening abroad and Filipinos lining up no matter how cold it is? That’s because Jollibee has become such a part of the Filipino culture already when you hear about it you’d instantly feel like you’re home.
My paternal cousins came over for a visit last weekend. They came around noontime to have lunch at home and then we hung out at our remodeled covered terrace. We talked about a lot of stuff going on in the clan. We talked about each others’ lives and how much we all want to hit the beach together but couldn’t find the time to go.
It was so much fun just talking nonstop with the people I grew up with. We talked and talked over good food. It was a good thing I was able to get cushions outdoor sometime ago. We were comfortable just sitting outside and talking.
They went home around ten in the evening and promised to be back this coming weekend for another round of nonstop conversations over good food!
A good friend is a treasure
Thank you good friend for this addition to my collection. City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare. This is the fifth book in The Mortal Instruments series of Cassandra Clare. She knew I still didn’t have this one so she got it for me.
A book is my weakness. If you want my heart to melt, go get me a book and it will surely bring a smile to my face.
Happy Monday people!
She is our current apple of the eye. Her name is Mochi and she is a Shih Tzu breed. She will be turning 3 months old very soon. She is one mischievous ball of cuteness! She makes us smile a lot with her funny antics and she just brings so much joy at home nowadays.
Having a pet at home can truly be a source of joy for every family member. And my aunt’s right! A pet is a great way to relieve stress!
I have Chinese blood. My paternal grandmother’s father was Chinese. You know what some people say about Chinese people’s inborn ability to be really good in business? Well, it’s not all true! I didn’t know about some rituals on how to attract luck for your business. Some people would tell me about it and then I would keep it in mind. That’s how I knew some stuff. Like how outdoor fountains from soothingwalls can be lucky for the business if you put it in front of the main door of your business establishment.
I had lunch with some co-workers at a well-known hotel restaurant in the past. The restaurant was located inside a 5-star hotel and there was a wall fountain in front of the main entrance to the restaurant. We were told by the manager it was a symbol for luck.
I kept that in mind, of course!
Never sacrifice class to get even with someone who has none.
Let them have the gutter.
You take the high road.
In other words, do not stoop down to the level of those who don’t deserve your attention and energy. Focus instead of living the good life and caring for the people who also care about you.
Always take the high road.
Have a great day people!
You really get used to something when you see, hear, smell, touch it regularly. That’s what my friend Mimi told me. She is now used to the smell of his old man smoking the cigar that she would look for it at night. She is loving the smell now unlike in the past where she would close windows and ask her dad to go out to smoke.
Nowadays, she is the one who asks her dad where to buy cigars so she could buy him some. Her dad doesn’t really smoke that much. Sometimes, he would just light the cigar and let it smoke while on the ashtray. Sometimes he would puff twice or thrice and that’s it!
Our pug Patty turned 1 last March 20. I was not able to post about it sooner because I simply forgot about it. My bad.
Anyway, that’s our Patty now. Big and hyper!
We love all our pet dogs. They have all distinct and adorable mannerisms that make them extra special for us. Patty has a way of looking at you with wonder. I just love it whenever I go out to her playpen.
Belated happy birthday, Patty!