Wednesday, September 30, 2015

#MommaDiaries | WWJD?

RL has been learning about Jesus in his Christian Living class in school. The past two weeks, we've been reading his lessons over and over again. The kids are learning about how Jesus is God's greatest gift to us, and how we can be children of God by following Jesus' example. Today, RL got to apply this lesson. Momma ended up learning from it, too.

I took RL to the office because he was going to get picked up by his bus there today. A had a doctor's appointment so I didn't have time to drop RL off properly, as we were rushing to make it to the clinic on time. What I didn't know was that in the office, Lola B (who has been working for the family business for the past 30 or so years) saw RL and gave him a 500-Peso bill. She loves showering the grandchildren and great grandchildren with gifts, so this wasn't something unexpected. However, because I wasn't in the office, and neither was my dad, RL thought it would be wise to keep the money in his pant pocket.

RL has always been very careful about money.
He was really disappointed today.
Earlier this evening, when he got home from school, he was crying because he lost the money. He was saying he placed it in his bag, and when he got to class, it was no longer there. He couldn't have lost it, because he says he placed it in a small pocket inside a bigger zipped pocket where it would be impossible for it to accidentally fall out. Plus anyone who opens that pocket wouldn't see the bill. Besides, he never opens that part of his bag, because it isn't big enough to hold anything (well, except for a 500-Peso bill). I couldn't console him at first - he was feeling really bad about losing a gift. So I told him that it was just money, and that the person who took it probably needed it. Went on to explain that even if someone stole it, he needed to forgive whoever took the money. And that we should follow Jesus' example on being forgiving - even when people did things to hurt Him. Then we prayed. We asked the Lord to bless whoever took the money, but at the same time convict that person. And we asked God to take care of RL's loss, but also asked Him to teach RL to forgive. God knew exactly what happened and we don't. We didn't really see who took it, but He did. So we asked God to handle it. I then asked God to send his comfort and peace to overwhelm RL (so he'd stop crying).

After he calmed down, we assessed what had happened and how it happened. RL told us that when he was in the school bus, about halfway to school, he took out his handkerchief, and the bill fell to the floor. The bus lady saw him pick the money up from the floor and when he was about to put it back in his pant pocket, she goes "Put it in your bag! Put it in your bag!" And so he did. For all to see. There were only two other people in the bus - another first grader and his nanny. RL says his bag stayed next to him the whole time and no one else touched it. Except when the bus lady took it out of the bus when they got to school. It took a while for RL to get off since he sits inside and the other student and his nanny sit closer to the door. So when he got off, the bus lady handed him his bag, and he pulls it to the waiting area (a classroom) where he sits and waits for class. Bag stays next to him the whole time. Bag also stays next to him the whole time in the classroom. Again, no one touched it. After Music, which is the second subject for Tuesday, he decides to take a peek and finds the bill gone! He searches through his whole bag, but it is no longer there.

When I heard his retelling, I wanted to call the bus operator (a co-parent, who also happens to be a lawyer), and tell him about the incident. I also wanted to text the bus lady, but I decided to call KY first. After discussing the whole situation with her, and hearing my own advice to RL and our prayer in that retelling, I couldn't believe I reacted that way. We agreed that I should pray about it first, and that I shouldn't do anything just yet. Besides, we don't really know who took the money.

As I went back to tutoring RL, he tells me that he now feels better, because we had prayed for comfort.

RL: "Mom, why do we have to pray for those who hurt us? For the bad people?"
K: "Because they probably don't know that what they did was wrong."
RL: "But why?"
K: "I don't know..." 

I pause to think a bit, and my thoughts bring me to R and how much he has hurt us, and yet we choose to pray for him. Still.

K: "Because we can't do anything about it, and we can't control them, so we pray for them."
RL: "You know why, Mom? Because that's what Jesus would do. He prayed for those that hurt him. He loves them even if they sin."

Ok, so I learned something from the little boy.

Today, RL learned a good lesson on following Jesus' example. Momma learned that parenting actually is also about teaching yourself as much as it is about making sure your kids grow up to be good people.

"Train children to live the right way, and when they are old, they will not stray from it." Proverbs 22:6 (NCV)

Thank you, Lord, for today.

Monday, September 28, 2015

#AldubKoTo | Papa Na Kita!

Here it is, folks! The NEW McDo X #AlDub commercial! Actually an extended version of the first one that came out, but I am sure it is a treat for all #Kalyeserye fans. #AlDubit!!!

Papa na kita, Alden! Hahaha, I wish!

To see the first commercial, check out my previous #AlDub post here.


Sunday, September 27, 2015

#HoarderDiaries | The S&R Sale Continues! - PART 3

Because my previous post was getting too long due to the number of photos, I decided to split the blog post on Non-Food into two.

Here are the rest of the things on sale at S&R this month. Please note that as much as I want to take photos of everything on sale, I have chosen only the items that piqued my interest. There are a lot of things on sale. People waiting for Member's Treat should just go and check out the store for themselves. I am enjoying my S&R visits sans the Member's Treat crowd. I can even save up for something I see in store, because the items are on sale for one whole month! Check out the rest of the items on sale...

Fisher Price Canvas Painting Set, SALE P699.95

Rove Sleek Travel Mug, BUY 1 TAKE 1; SALE P349.95

Rove NFlight, BUY 1 TAKE 1; SALE P399.95

Contigo Travel Tumblers 2-pc, SALE P999.95

Snips Yogurt Ice Box, SALE P149.95

Snips Watermelon Saver, SALE P199.95

Snips Melon Saver, SALE P169.95

Snips Sweet Box, SALE P349.95

Rove 6-pc Chill n' Carry Set, SALE P799.95

Snips Tropical Salad Spinner, SALE P399.95

Curver Dish Drainer, SALE P549.95

Bounce Dryer Sheets, SALE P599.95

Pledge Lemon 2-pk plus Pledge Multi-surface, SALE P699.95

Softsoap Antibacterial Hand Soap, SALE P299.95

Simply Right Hand Soap, SALE P299.95

Dial Antibacterial Soap, SALE P599.95

Physiogel Cleanser 900ml with FREE Physiogel Intensive Cream, SALE P1,067.95

Cetaphil Skin Cleanser, SALE P579.95
Cetaphil Lotion, SALE P549.95

Bio-Oil, SALE P1,199.95

Aveeno Daily Moisture Body Wash, SALE P499.95
Aveeno Skin Relief Body Wash, SALE P424.95

Aveeno Shampoo, SALE P349.95

Aveeno Conditioner, SALE P349.95

Tresemme Renewal Hair Shampoo, SALE P249.95

Olay Simply Invigorating Body Wash, SALE P199.95
Olay Simply Calm Body Wash, SALE P249.95

Eos Lip Balm and Lotion, SALE P699.95

Kirkland Mature Adult Multivitamins, SALE P699.95

Remember, SALE ENDS ON SEPTEMBER 30! I wonder what S&R has in-store for us members in October! I know S&R Nuvali is set to open next month! I can't wait for that. At least that's one thing to look forward to whenever we're in Sta. Rosa.

Incidentally, the Christmas items are already in store! I know, I know, we aren't even done with Halloween yet. But yes, look! This is making me dread Christmas. I am going on a self-imposed shopping ban until end of the year. No purchases of things we do not need, if you know what I mean. But man, these Christmas items are calling out to me. Can we fast forward to New Year? LOL!

To check out the other deals for September, see my previous posts below:


Happy hoarding!

9AM - 9PM 
Bonifacio Global City | Congressional | Alabang | Aseana-Baclaran | Cebu | Pampanga | Davao | Shaw | Imus 
PLUS! Soon-to-open in Nuvali! 
| FB: S&R Membership (Official)

Saturday, September 26, 2015

#HoarderDiaries | The S&R Sale Continues! - PART 2

Sorry! I got really busy at work. It's that time of the year... but anyway, last Tuesday, I found time to have lunch at S&R Congressional with the Chinese Mafia girls (a name we coined one day when we found ourselves together at an event once, and realized we were all part Chinese, hehe).

We started our visit with lunch. I had a salad because I knew I was going to have my usual Smoothie. Yes, my kind of diet. LOL! After which, we started shopping!

Group-selfie to start our hoarding trip!
Left to Right, that's Cai of applesanddumplings with her daughter Y and Didi of the canDIshhh tales and her daughter K!

Here are the Items of the Week on Limited Sale!

#ItemoftheWeek | US Assorted Muffins 6s, BUY 1 TAKE 1; SALE P269.95
(Carrot/ Orange/ Raisin Oatmeal)

#ItemoftheWeek | Lean Ground Pork, BUY 1kg FREE 500g; SALE P213.95/kg

#ItemoftheWeek | Chicken Sausage Cheese; SALE P339.95/kg

#ItemoftheWeek | Feta Cheese; SALE P639.95/kg

#ItemoftheWeek | Dole Pineapple Tropical Gold; SALE P54.95

Then the part you've been waiting for... let me warn you now. This is going to be photo heavy! There are a ton of non-food items on sale for Health and Fitness month! If you want to check out some of the food items on sale, check out PART 1 here.

Philips DVD Bluray Player; SALE P3,689.95

Simple Touch Air-fryer; SALE P7,695.95

Simple Touch Smoothie Blender; SALE P2,399.95

Simple Touch Food Steamer; SALE P2,349.95

Thomson Ceramic Glass Cooker; SALE P6,999.95

American Home Induction Cooker; SALE P1,499.95

Simple Touch Convection Cooker; SALE P2,674.95

Keurig 2.0 with AVR; SALE P11,859.95 / without AVR; SALE P8,229.95

Crane Cool Mist Humidifier; SALE P2,199.95

KitchenAid Classic Mixer; SALE P20,999.95
Oster Stick Mixer; SALE P1,999.95

Nevicar Smoothie Blender; SALE P3,499.95
Braun Blender; SALE P3,999.95

Severin Crepe Maker; SALE P1,999.95
Hamilton Beach Panini Press; SALE P2,299.95
Nikon Tough Mama Sandwich/Donut/Waffle Maker; SALE P999.95

Lifetime Residential 4ft Foldable Table; SALE P1,399.95

Lifetime 4ft Commercial Table; SALE P2,199.95

Seville Professional Chef's Table; SALE P4,799.95

Keter XL Plus Storage Cabinet; SALE P6,499.95

Allibert Harmony Shoe Cabinet; SALE P7,999.95

(Same as above)

Keter Optima Wonder Storage Cabinet; SALE P3,799.95

Keter Mega Shelving Unit; SALE P2,199.95

Seville 5-Tier Chrome Shelving; SALE P3,799.95
Whalen 12-Bin Toy Organizer; SALE P3,699.95

(Same as above)

Curver Frozen 4-Tier Storage Drawers; SALE P1,699.95

Assorted Curver Disney Storage Boxes on SALE!

Children Basic Hangers 6pc, BUY 1 TAKE 1; SALE P199.95

Assorted bikes on SALE!

Ricardo 25" Hardside Spinner; SALE P4,499.95

Performance Towels; SALE P379.95

Grand Hotel Blankets; SALE P799.95

Deco Pillows 2-pk; SALE P649.95

Assorted Down Pillows on SALE!

Spa Elegance Bath Towels; SALE P399.95

Libra Bath Towels; SALE P199.95

Caressa Bath Towels; SALE P249.95

Assorted Sheet Sets on SALE at BUY 1 TAKE 1!

Bath Rugs; SALE P359.95 - P399.95

Okay, all these photos are demanding a Part 3. Hence, I shall end this post now. Will post the rest of the photos tomorrow. I just want to make sure I get the word out that S&R is having a SALE and it ends on September 30 (except those on Limited Sale). So head on to an S&R near you and catch these awesome deals!

9AM - 9PM 
Bonifacio Global City | Congressional | Alabang | Aseana-Baclaran | Cebu | Pampanga | Davao | Shaw | Imus 
PLUS! Soon-to-open in Nuvali! 
| FB: S&R Membership (Official)

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