Happy birthday to me

Today, I celebrate my 37th birthday. It’s funny how at 18 years old, I thought I had my life all planned out. I said at the age of 20, I was going to finish college, get a job and a boyfriend. By the time I’m 30, I’ll be married and will have two kids (oneContinue reading “Happy birthday to me”

4 tips to get your body summer-ready

Don’t wait for summer to start some crazy diet. One of the biggest keys to getting in shape for summer is starting before it hits!  Get your body ready for the summer with these simple tips from Electrolux:  Hit the stairs. Instead of taking the elevator, you can burn calories by taking the stairs upContinue reading “4 tips to get your body summer-ready”

Parkinsonism, boxing linked

If there’s one boxer whom many people had thought to be the successor of Muhammad Ali, an American former professional boxer, it would have to be Filipino-boxer-turned-Senator Manny Pacquiao. Even Rasheda Ali, daughter of Ali, in an online source said that Pacquiao reminds her so much of his dad who’s known to be a philanthropistContinue reading “Parkinsonism, boxing linked”

Sweet love

Diabetes and marriage, how this couple made things work  “I take you to be my (husband/wife). I promise to be true to you in good times and in bad, in sickness and in health. I will love you and honor you all the days of my life.”  This is the popular wedding vow. Over theContinue reading “Sweet love”

Finding the right balance

Do you work to live, or live to work? Working long hours takes a toll on our health, but there are ways to fight it and live a happier, healthier life. If you’re like most people who are married to their jobs, chances are, you’re spending most of your time in the office, giving youContinue reading “Finding the right balance”

How I ran my first 21K half marathon

I know. Running my first 21-km half marathon doesn’t make an expert on running. But at least I finally mustered all the guts to finally run one, my very first 21-km half marathon in my 36 years of existence. So allow me to share with you my experience at least for some people who haveContinue reading “How I ran my first 21K half marathon”

Why I write

Why I write is one of the questions I often ask myself. I could be an accountant like my parents or a nurse like my relatives and friends so I can easily migrate to Australia or Europe, but here I am, a struggling writer without even a writing career to make me proud of. WhenContinue reading “Why I write”

Make life easier

Life hacks for busy moms It’s not easy to be a mom juggling a full-time job with family life.  Both entail multiple tasks and big responsibilities. When my sisters and I were younger, my mother solely ran our household because my father worked overseas in Saudi Arabia for almost 12 years. But despite having three kids,Continue reading “Make life easier”

Media and diabetes

The roles of media in diabetes care and awareness Over the years, media has evolved dramatically from print to broadcast (radio and television). Today we have the internet that gives us access to information from unique online news, videos, forums, social networking, instant messaging, online shopping, and games – anytime, anywhere. Media is considered asContinue reading “Media and diabetes”