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Vlog: How To Make Dalgona Coffee Quick and Easy

The first time I heard about Dalgona Coffe, I was curious about it and the taste. I’m a coffee lover. When it comes to coffee tasting, I am in! When I tried Dalgona coffee for the first time, I told myself, I have to have this coffee anytime. Of course, with a little research online, I learned how to make it. So, I made a short vlog on how I made Dalgona coffee a quick and easy way. I promise you it’s so easy. You won’t sweat, lol!

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After mixing it.
Those bubbles on top tastes good too!

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Missing My Family So Much

I have been cranky for days. And I don’t understand why little things upset me so quickly. Every time I found myself being upset over little things, I get more frustrated. I know that’s not me, but I can’t help it, and I don’t understand why I get angry so quickly? Maybe I’m just tired? I don’t know.
Right now, all I know is I miss my family back home so much! It seems like every time I planned to go home, something always happens. I’m pretty sure everyone else that lives away from their family feels the same way. So, if you live close to your family for a few minutes or a few hours’ drive, you are fortunate! Because being on the other side of the globe from your family is never easy. Every time I need my family, they can’t be with me. Although we can talk on the phone and chat on Facebook, that’s not enough.
With all the chaos going on right now and this COVID thing, my heart aches so bad. I want to be with my parents, and I want to take care of them, cook for them, and do something for them. The problem is, it’s not that easy. Also, I don’t know when that is going to happen. If they are only a few hours drive away from me, I won’t hesitate to visit them, that’s for sure.

So be grateful if your family lives close to you. Spend time with them. Have fun with them, and enjoy every moment with them.

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Be Grateful For Everything

I have been #MIA on my blog for a month now. In my last blog, I shared that we just moved into our new home. It was a restless couple of weeks for us, especially for me, because I had to deal with five children (two boys and three dogs), while Sean is working. Many times, I felt like pulling my hair off while continuing unboxing our stuff. Who doesn’t feel like doing it when you are doing a lot, and you are super tired? Well, I survived every day without pulling my hair off, and I’m grateful for it.

Three weeks later, after we moved into our new home, Sean and I tied the knot! And because of the #pandemic, we decided to have a quick wedding ceremony with only a few family members and Sean’s best friend, but it was beautiful with a little bit of comedy (my little one decided to use the restroom during the ceremony, so we had to wait for him. Lol! It was a beautiful day – a very special day, indeed!

We are living in this beautiful home for a month and a couple of days now. Wow, time flies! It feels like we just moved in here a few days ago. Peaceful area. Friendly neighbors. We are witnessing the sunsets right from our living room. Fresh air and seeing deers in the backyard too! This place is perfect. This house is ours and our forever home! So grateful for everything God has given us. Thankful for the challenges, and so grateful for the blessings as well ♥♥♥.

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HOW WAS YOUR TUESDAY?

Hi friends, how are you doing and how was your day? I hope you had a great one. My Tuesday was typically tiring. I just finished unpacking all boxes in the living room and kitchen areas. Thank God! The master bedroom is getting straightened a little. Sean and I were able to hang clothes in our closets. I let him do his stuff since I couldn’t reach to hang his clothes in his closet anyway. Shhhhhhhh, it’s too high for my ‘4-11’ height, lol.

I had to take a break at 11:00 and cooked some Menudo. (Menudo, by the way, is a popular Filipino dish. Every Filipino loves Menudo). My boys don’t eat Filipino food so much, so I had to sit and watched them while eating. Well, today was one of those miraculous days for me. My boys ate Rice and Menudo, and they had happy plates after eating. Oh yeah, I’m a happy mom today. I mean, I’m tired, but I’m also pleased and so proud of them.

My boys’ happy plates.

At 2:00 pm, while the boys were napping, I started unpacking a few boxes entirely for my photography studio down in the basement. I can’t wait for this unpacking thing to be over. However, I don’t want to rush everything (unpacking boxes and decorating the house); I would like to take time when it comes to decorating because I want the house decors exactly where I want them to be. So, yeah, that’s about all for today, and of course, cooked dinner, put the boys to sleep at 8:30. Lastly, clean the kitchen.

Watching the sun sets from our upper deck at 7:30 pm

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First Week In Our New Place

Yay, we finally moved into our new home! And it will be our first week tomorrow since we moved in. I’m sure you know moving is not an easy thing. It’s very stressful and very tiring. Right now, we are trying to regain our strength back. Me, personally? I haven’t had a nap for three weeks now, and I feel drained! I told Sean, I don’t want to rush unpacking all the boxes and decorate the house because there’s no need to rush. Since we are here already, we need to take it slow and to give our body time to recover and regain strength. Well, my body is telling me I’m tired, and yes, I am! I lost three pounds just from packing things alone. I am a petite, skinny woman, and losing three pounds is not good news for me because I don’t want to look thinner than I already am.

Anyways, we are so grateful to all our friends and family members who helped us. We couldn’t have done it without them.♥♥♥ I’m so thankful to God for the help He sent. Glory and honor back to Him.

Watching the sun sets from our living room. ♥♥♥

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Moving To A New Home

Few more days and we are moving to this beautiful home. Thank you, Lord! Of all the house listings we checked, this is the only home that Sean and I both admired so much. We both fell in love to this house since the very first time we found this house online. And usually, when you’re viewing good house photos online, they doesn’t always look the same when you see it in person. When we checked this house for the first time, we were shocked! It’s more beautiful than we expected. We are so grateful we found this beautiful home. To God be the glory!

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THERE IS SOMETHING GOOD EVERYDAY

In this world of chaos, we are right now; I firmly believe that there is always something good every single day. There’s still love, hope, faith, kindness, forgiveness, and a helping hand within us. The situation that we are dealing with right now in our everyday lives, we are all in this together.

With this Coronavirus or #Covid19 going on around us, this is not the proper time for pointing fingers and blaming people to the point that we have forgotten to come together in prayer. So many who are not at the frontlines, and non-essential workers refused to cooperate and stay at home. Some people think that staying at home is a kind of joke. But the good thing about following the “Stay At Home” order is that you now have quality time with your family that you probably didn’t have before this happened. It’s like a brand new start for everyone and every family.

Let’s pray for each other. Let’s pray for our country and for the entire world. WE ARE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER.

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Don’t Tell People Your Dreams. SHOW THEM!

Hello everyone! How are you doing? I have been #MIA (missing in action) for a while due to so many things. Being a working mom is not easy. I’m sure all working moms out there can relate to this. Being a working mom, you seldom have time for yourself. Everything you do, you do it for your family and for your children (if you have any). And when you have supposedly “time for yourself,” well, you will still be doing stuff for your family. Anyway, it’s the reality of life, and I’m not complaining.

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Anyway, I’m more grateful to God for everything that is happening in my life right now. It is very accurate; everything happens for a reason. So, I might be a very busy “working” mom, that’s because I have a dream. A dream not only for myself but for my children and their future, and also for everyone I love. And now, I’m back! Having my family as my inspiration, I’m so ready to face this new chapter in my life with a more positive attitude. Also, you’ll be seeing me blogging more often this time around, hahaha. I can’t wait to share you so many things that I always thought of sharing but didn’t because of doubt. See? #DOUBT kills your dream. Don’t let doubt stop you from achieving your goal. Be a go-getter!

Until next time,

Ester

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