September 21, 2018

Dealing With The Aftermath Of A Car Accident


A car accident has the power to wreak devastation in a family that lingers long after the physical wounds have healed.  Every year, as many as 4.6 million Americans are injured in car accidents according to the National Safety Council (NSC), resulting in emotional and financial distress that can result in severe anguish for the entire family. 
The trauma associated with a car accident occurs so unexpectedly that there is no way anyone can prepare for it, either financially or emotionally. 


When the unimaginable happens, it is vital that a family groups together, acknowledging what happened and supporting each other in whichever way they can.

Emotional consequences of a car accident
Everyone reacts differently to trauma and within your family, you may notice varying degrees of shock, denial, anger, irritability, and anxiety.  Children are often overlooked when emotional support is handed out despite the fact that they are often the most vulnerable when a distressing situation arises.

Where young children may become sullen and withdrawn, teenagers may react with anger, choosing to turn to their friends instead of their family. As important as what it is to be supportive of one another, you also need to know when someone might need some space.

Allow your children the opportunity to deal with what happened in their own way while reassuring them that you are always there for them if they need anyone to talk to.

What about the financial effects?
The financial effects of a car accident can be ruinous, especially if the family breadwinner is unable to return to work. Such a loss of wages combined with mounting medical bills can undoubtedly lead to lasting financial difficulties that can impact the entire family. 

Family savings, college funds and the life your family has become accustomed to can come under threat when you are no longer able to pay your bills. While your insurance may help ease your burdens, chances are that you will not be paid the compensation you and your family are entitled to which is why you may want to consider seeking out professional legal assistance.

According to a Gilbert personal injury attorney, every accident victim deserves to be represented by a legal team that will both protect your interests and fights for you and your family.

Resuming life after an accident
There are a number of methods you as a family can employ to help you deal with the aftermath of the accident as a unit.  Simple relaxation techniques such as mindful breathing can help with panic attacks while doing things together such as watching a movie or indulging in a special meal.

Talk about the experience with each other, friends, family members and, if needed, qualified counselors.  It is also recommended to alert your children’s teachers about what happened so that they can offer extra support and be understanding of any emotional consequences of the incident. 

As hard as it may be to come to terms with what happened it is important to not try and pretend that it never happened as denial can amplify any emotional distress significantly.

The last thing anyone wants to envision is a loved-one being involved in a car accident. As grave as the consequences may be it is important to support one another as a family, offering encouragement and refraining from assigning blame to anyone.

Just spend time together, love each other and be grateful for everything you have left despite your setbacks.
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September 18, 2018

The History of Halloween and Costume Wearing


Halloween celebration which takes place annually on 31st October has become popular all over the world and amongst people of all believes and religions. People wearing costumes and masks usually mark this day and walk around with pumpkin made lanterns. This is a day that you should consider having fun with friends by wearing the unique Halloween costume and light up the party. The costumes are available in different designs to suit your taste. Although the Halloween started from the Celts people who used to live in the now Ireland country, it has become a holiday that is just unstoppable.

Photo not mine
Here is a short history of the Halloween celebration and costume wearing.

The Origin of Halloween
Halloween originated from the Celts who used to hold the Celtic festival of Samhain to celebrate their new year.  This was a day that marked the end of summer and the beginning of the dark and cold winter which was associated with the dead. They believed that once a year, the spirits of the dead would return to the world the living. The Celts also believed that on this day, their priests could be able to get predictions from the spirits of what to expect during the winter season. They used to commemorate the day by gathering together, and they could light up huge sacred bonfires to burn sacrifice for the spirits. They wore costumes which were made of animal heads and skins and they attempted telling each other’s fortunes, performed dances, and shared stories of the dead. After the celebration was over, they used to light the fires they had extinguished in the belief that it could protect them during the winter. They also left treats at the dinner table, doorsteps and along the way for the spirits to appease them. They lit up the roads with candles to help the spirits find their way back to the spiritual world after the visit.

Spread of Halloween
During the 400 years that the Romans ruled the Celtic Lands, The two Roman’s festivals of Feralia and the one of honoring the Roman goddess of and trees referred to as Pomona were combined with the traditional Celtic celebration of Samhain. Also in an attempt to replace the Celtic celebration of the dead, the Catholic Church moved the day of honoring the saints both known and unknown to 1st November which was later moved to 2nd November. This strengthened the Celtics celebrations of the dead even more because both Christianity and the Celtic traditions had slowly blend over time. The Irish immigrants fleeing the Irish Potato Famine also contributed in a great way to the spread of Halloween celebration in America.

Wearing of costumes
Costume wearing and having pumpkin lights are a central sign of Halloween celebration. In the traditions, people wore masks so that the spirits would confuse them as fellow spirits. Some people also started taking advantage of the costumes to steal and do wrong things while wearing them because they could not be identified. Today, Halloween celebrations costumes have been made in different designs, and the idea of celebrating Halloween has changed because it is now related to having fun and not entirely about the spirits and superstitious beliefs.
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September 5, 2018

Appliance Expo 2018 Happening at Trinoma Mall


This is not a paid post.

Are you looking for a new home appliance or you just want to have an upgrade? Let me share you this.

Earlier, I went to a meeting at Ortigas. By the way, since bawal na ang single sa EDSA, I decided to commute- Bus + MRT.

Appliance expo, Anson's, Appliances, Trinoma

On my way home, I decided to pass by Trinoma to have lunch. While searching for a place to eat, I noticed that there is an event going at the Trinoma Activity Center. There is an Appliance Expo happening sponsored by Anson’s Home Appliance Store.

Then I remember, over the weekends, we are planning to buy Air Fryer so I search it immediately. Lucky enough, I was able to locate the model we are eyeing. Buti na lang hindi pa nakakabili.  I will make a separate post on this.

Appliance expo, Anson's, Appliances, Trinoma, air fryer, philips


From original price of PHP 18995, it was down to PHP 15196 (offers on 3-6 months installment) but I got the same unit for only PHP14750 using straight payment but an another PHP300 will be slashed when you pay in cash. Huge discount, right?

Others offered are:

Home and Entertainment

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Kitchen and Kitchen Wares

Appliance expo, Anson's, Appliances, Trinoma, refrigerators, gas range


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Appliance expo, Anson's, Appliances, Trinoma, ktichen wares


Appliance expo, Anson's, Appliances, Trinoma, kitchen wares

Washing Machines

Appliance expo, Anson's, Appliances, Trinoma, washing machines

And others like beddings, coffee makers, air conditioners, cleaning equipment, and gadgets.

Aside from the wide variety of appliances, there is also lots of brands to choose from.

The expo started on August 31 and will end on September 16, 2018.
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August 24, 2018

Teaching Kids the Responsibility with QUBO


A few months ago Mommy received a package from Friso. Aside from the product, another box was included in the package - a QUBO kit.
Qubo, qubo.ph, genovese basil

The kit contains a paper pouch of fertilized soil, a small pouch of stone grits, a mini glass bottle of organic fertilizer, a tiny glass bottle containing the Genovese Basil seeds, and a small pot made of coconut husk.

I told our Matthew gwapito to do the planting and it will be his task to take care of it as the plant grows.

With this, it is not only teaching him to do the proper way of planting but also let him know the word RESPONSIBILITY.

Let Matthew teach you how to plant using QUBO kit with this short video.




Qubo, qubo.ph, genovese basil

Once there are already four leaves appeared, put about 2-3 pieces of organic fertilizer once a month. 

After two months, here is the Genovese Basil.


Matthew and I were planning to transfer some of the seedlings into a larger pot.

If you are interested to have your own plant from QUBO, you can visit their website at https://www.quboph.com/. There are other plants that you can choose aside from the Genovese basil.

Have you tried planting using QUBO kits?
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August 16, 2018

Unboxing Samsung A6+ Smartphone


Mommy and I had an upgrade on our gadget. She had the Samsung A6+ while I got Asus Zenfone 5Q which I will also post it here soon.
Samsung A6+ Smartphone, smartphone, phone review

For the Samsung A6+, the package contains the usual Smartphone, charger with cable and headset.
Samsung A6+ Smartphone, smartphone, phone review

Now going for the external features, the Samsung A6+ is made of an all metal body with a 6.0-inch full HD+ Super AMOLED display. Navigation buttons are removed in front making it look more sleek, stylish and smooth finish.
Samsung A6+ Smartphone, smartphone, phone review

The power or lock button is placed on the upper right side while the volume buttons are located on the left side.
Samsung A6+ Smartphone, smartphone, phone review

Below the volume buttons, two separate slots are provided. The first slot is for the Primary SIM and the other slot is for the secondary SIM and the microSD tray. these slots can be open with the pin provided.

I just observed the top side of Samsung A6+ is free of any inputs of speaker. The 3.0-mm jack inlet is located at the bottom beside the charging or data cable slot. Another is the phone speaker is located neither top or bottom side but on the right side just above the power button.
Samsung A6+ Smartphone, smartphone, phone review

The Samsung A6+ is equipped with dual 16MP + 5MP rear and a single 24MP front cameras. The front camera has features of taking Single and Wide selfie, Sound and Shot, Selfie Focus, Beautification,  and Bixby Vision modes.
Samsung A6+ Smartphone, smartphone, phone review

On the other hand, the dual rear camera has an Auto, Pro, Panorama, Continuous Shot, Night, Sport, Sound and Shot, Live Focus, Beautification, and Bixby Vision.

To provide enough and controlled lighting for taking photos, a LED flash is equipped in the unit. This can be also used as flashlight.

Right below the rear camera is a rectangular fingerprint sensor.

With a huge capacity battery pack, the 3500mAh can stand the device up to 11 hours while up to 18 hours in airplane mode.

Here are the other features of Samsung A6+:
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 450
Memory: 32GB ROM, 3GB RAM
Operating system: Android 8.0 (Oreo)
Connectivity: 802.11a/b/g/n (a/b/g/n), Bluetooth 4.2, GSM (850/900/1800/1900 MHz), HSPA (850/900/1900/2100 MHz), LTE (Band:1/3/7/8/20/38/40), Dual SIM, LTE, GPS
Size (L x W x T): 160.2mm x 7.9mm x 75.7mm or  6.31in x 0.31in x 2.98in
Weight: 191 grams

Next to post is my Asus Zenfone 5Q.

What can you say about the Samsung A6+?
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