Monday, October 26, 2015

Halloween Picture

I grabbed this picture of my sister at her Facebook page.  Timing for Halloween lol. In the Philippines, some people believe that  witch exists.  I have never seen one  so I don't believe in it.  The word Aswang means witch.  On another note, my sister  was hired at the school where I worked then.  She was just a substitute to one of the  office secretaries.  Her  contract will end  on the last day of this month.  She is worried as to what her future holds.  She think  that the Dean wants her to stay but  she is not sure if it is going to be approved.  I told her to have faith and pray a lot.  I always pray that she  get employed their permanently.
I talked to her  the other day and she  is still worried  about  her employment.  She hasn't heard  if she will be hired permanently or not although she said the Dean  would love her to stay but it is up for the management to decide.  Anyway, one of the secretary's main job is to take minutes  when there are faculty meetings.  This is where her weakness lies because English is not her strong suit so she  asks me  once in a while to help her translate  minutes.  I told her that there are different ways to improve her vocabulary and reading  more often is one of them.  I also told her about the translation service that Rosetta Translation agency offers worldwide.  I know that with her salary, she won't be able to afford it but it's one of the   different options she can use in the future.  For now, I help her out when I am not busy but I told her that she can't rely on me because I am also very busy  most of the times.  

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Learning about Ancient Civilizations with Online Resources

The Chinese and Roman empires made a significant impact on the shaping of modern culture. These empires' influences can still be seen in the world we live in today. Despite their importance, you may find it difficult to remember key facts about the Roman and Chinese empires. You also may not be taught everything you need to know about these cultures in school. When you want to learn as much as possible about these empires without traveling to Rome or to China, you can research and read more at your leisure by using the Internet for this purpose.

Part of your research may include comparing and contrasting the two cultures. You may want to know how they are similar and in what areas they differed greatly. When you click here, you can compare and contrast the two great empires to find out this information. These details can provide you with the basis of a scholastic paper or a project that you can present at school. You can also research this information for your own enjoyment if you consider yourself to be a history buff.

As you research, you may discover the importance of silk in the Chinese empire. Silk was a primary export and a resource that attracted people from all over the world to want to engage in trade with China. The online resource can teach you about what is known as the Silk Road, which was a route that connected China to the rest of Asia. You can learn what kinds of people traveled through this route and for what purpose they chose to travel by the Silk Road. You can also find out how the Silk Road impacted other cultures and religions, such as Islam and the Mongolian Empire.

After you research online, you may want to have paper resources available to you to read further about these empires. Using the links at the top of the page, you can get information about the book that covers the subject. You can also find essays written about the Chinese and Roman empires. These resources can provide you with references to use for your own scholastic purposes. These empires played a significant role in shaping the world today. You can learn more about the empires and the people who ruled them by using the Internet to conduct research for academic or personal purposes. 

Saturday, August 1, 2015

New Job: From Review Center to Office Job

For few months, my youngest sister Mae has been working at a Review Center.  The  salary is  low but I told her that for the meantime that she hasn't found a good opportunity, she should   stick with it so she would gain more experience.  Last month, she asked my opinion about  an o=oportunity that opened  at  our Alma Mater and  she was torn whether to  go for it or not.  I told her that it's good opportunity for her although she is just a substitute, it is always nice to  explore different possibilities.  She is now working at Divine Word College and I am very proud of her.
I am also glad that she is maturing now.  She  opens up with me and tell me  things that is going on in her life.  She also  has her own place now and I am very proud of her.   I hope that  she would get  hired permanently in school.

Update: 8/03
This morning, I was talking to her and she told me that her former boss, asked her if she could work part time.  I told her  that if she could squeeze it in her schedule to go for it.  It is always great tp have a back up plan.  Although she is hired  from Divine Word College until October, it is not permanent yet since she is only a substitute.  So glad to see her suceed and apy in lfe.

  I am praying for you Nhe, luvya!

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Birthday Trio in JUne

Hello everybody, this is Mae again. It's been months since my last post about Mama's birthday. I have been very busy with my work lately that I hardly have time to even chat with my Ate Chubskulit Rose. I think my body is suffering from my hectic schedule because I have been sickly lately.

 But anyway, I know this is late but I would like to greet Ate a happy belated birthday through this blog post. She has been so instrumental to me ever since I was a baby. Mama said that Ate was the one who gave me the name Zilreen because she wanted me to be the last baby of the family that's why she chose the letter Z. All of my siblings' names starts with R and I am the only with Z.  Below is the  video I made  for her birthday yesterday.

A Sister who knows how to make me smile, and cry at the same time. A sister who taught me the things I know by now, I am so glad you're my sister. Happy2x Birthday sa padabaon kong sister, Chubskulit Rose wish you all the best, enjoy your day, take care always and I love you so much...
Posted by Zilreen Mae OpeƱa on Tuesday, June 9, 2015
I would like to thank my boyfriend, George for making me a video on my birthday as well. Yes, Ate and I celebrates our birthdays one day apart but since she live  in the US and I am here in the Philippines, we get to celebrate together because of the time difference  which makes it sweet.

for my bday girl..happy birthday po..
Posted by George Rosales on Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Another sister of ours, Ate Rosel, also celebrates her birthday in June. Hers is on the 20th. So yes, we are June babies!  I thank God for my family, for the job  that I have, for  friends, and for  all the opportunities that comes my way.  I thank God for Ate and Kuya John, without them, I don't know where I am right now.  Thank you sending me to college, I am where I am now because of you.  God bless!
I thank God for all the wonderful people including a super loving and kind boyfriend.

Friday, March 27, 2015

High School Graduation of my Niece Bhim

It's  been 6 years when my oldest brother died in a motorcycle  crash accident.  The photo below was taken when we visited my family in the Philippines 3 months before he died.  He gave me a ride in his motorcycle.  He was a  very good driver even on the  road like seen in the photo.  They were just developing the road to our place  when this photo was taken.  I did not know that  it was the last ride me and him would share.  I miss him, he was my closest siblings of all.  Today is his 44th birthday.  He died so young leaving three daughters who were very young then.  His youngest daughter was barely a year old when he passed.  So sad and it really hurts!  
Yesterday, his oldest daughter has just graduated high school.  He could have been very proud of her as he had always been when he was still alive.  My niece is a very bright  young lady.  She and her sisters was crushed when their father passed away.  Sometimes it's  hard to accept  things that happen to our lives but we have to move on and focus on the good things.  I pray that my nieces would continue to  do great in school. 
 Congratulations Bhim!  I'm sure your Papa is very proud of you!

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Dear Mama

I fall short of words when I try to express my gratitude for everything you've done in my life. Thank you for being always there for me. having a mother like you is the best gift I have received from God. I love you so much. Wishing you a very happy birthday. 



Monday, January 26, 2015

Review Center

After the two-week temporary job that my sister Mae did in school, she said that she is now working at a review center. She did not elaborate the detail but hopefully, it is something good that she can keep for a longer period of time. I am praying that she would be able to find a permanent job so she won't be disappointed and result into getting married.

Techniques to be a high quality Rehab Therapist

There are many techniques that can be utilized to be a high quality rehab therapist. Understanding how to communicate with patients in a way they can understand is that central to success. Being able to be a high quality problem solver is also essential to helping people reach their goals. Having the ability to motivate people who have lost faith in themselves is also essential that are being successful in this profession.

The Problem Solving Skills

Understanding how to motivate people to solve their own problems is one of the most important things for someone in the rehabilitation industry to understand how to do. When these individuals understand their ability to make a difference through creative problem solving techniques, they will be able to learn more about the ways in which they can make the difference in the lives of their patients.


Understanding how to be flexible with people's belief in themselves is also an important part of helping people to recover from injury. Completely being willing to listen to patients about the challenges they are facing is a great way to gain the trust of an individual who was frustrated with their physical condition. When people feel they have a support system they are more likely to meet their own expectations.


Keeping people motivated that can be challenging when they do not feel they are missing the progress that they want to achieve. Racing the progress of steps down into smaller more manageable experiences is essential for individuals who are trying to improve the overall quality of life.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Good and Bad

So many  bad things happened to my family back home this year.  My Mom's house got   destroyed by a typhoon, one of  my sisters was diagnosed with Myoma (tumor), and many other things that  left me so stressed out for the past  months.  That's one advantage of being away from your family.  It is also hard because I don't have a permanent job here so financial support has been so hard  for us.  Although we really tried our best to help out, it still  ain't enough.  My sister has also been feeling so low lately because she didn't pass the teachers board but I told her to try again  next year.  
She has been sending out applications and resume but since job  opportunities in the Philippines is so scarce, she find it hard to land a job.  Through the help of a good friend, she  had the opportunity to work as a substitute for  just two weeks, which is really god.  I told her that it's good  to have it at  this time of the year so she'll have something to spend for the holidays.    I hope and wish that she can find a job after this one.
 She will be going to Manila on Christmas break because she got a call for an interview.  Good luck Nhe!

Thursday, December 11, 2014

How age Affects your Chances of Getting Pregnant

I was already in my 30-ish when I got  hitched so I thought getting pregnant would be so much harder.  I feel the fear when  after over a year of trying, hubby and I are still trying without luck.  But I think that a lot of  it was the fact that we were living so far away and I was stressed out and anxious.  He would just come to my country  to visit and stay  a week or two.  Thanks God that I got pregnant after  a year and  several months of trying.  
We all know that age and fertility are important factors in getting pregnant. Women are at the peak of fertility in their early twenties and as they grow older their fertility begins to slowly decrease from there, according to Women in their twenties are ready for pregnancy, and probably will be for a while if you decide to wait to start your family. That said, pregnancy at any age has advantages and disadvantages. 

At age 40 and above women have reduced fertility potential as compared to that seen in younger women. However, this does not automatically mean that it is impossible to get pregnant when you are older. Pregnancytips has shared the effective ways and tips on what to do if you are trying to get pregnant later in life. If you plan to get pregnant at the age of 30-45, there are many techniques that you can try to get pregnant with the help of your doctor.