Today is the last work day before the long holiday weekend and I'm glad I was able to catch up everything I needed to do at my accounting work. Nothing feels better than having to finally get that fresh air you've been grasping to breathe after days of being underwater. I bet we would feel … Continue reading 5 Things I’m Thankful For
Our 28-month old toddler went beyond her scheduled sleeping time tonight because she went beyond the usual number of books we read aloud at night. She usually sleeps at 730pm after I read aloud to her 2-3 books but tonight was kinda different. She wanted to talk about 6 stories so we ended hitting the … Continue reading What’s in Our Name?
Sometimes we lose sight of why we're doing what we're doing. We get sick of certain aspects of our lives and forget the end goal. But everything has a purpose. There is a reason behind every struggle, and I finally understood mine. Minimum wage aside, I signed up to be a lifeguard to help kids. … Continue reading You are where you are needed to be.
I peeped inside my tote bag and noticed that there are top three things which contribute majority of its weight: a book, a laptop and a journal. Every time some one asks me what those things are for, my answer would be either of these: “I read while waiting in line ” “I work while … Continue reading Respect the Process – Wait
I know, it sounds careless. but wait until you hear my story(and the lessons that came with it)… The husband and I went to a camping with our church family for a team-building activity during a June holiday. It was out of our plan to stay overnight but, since we needed to hear an important … Continue reading A Rookie Housewife Lost her Ring (9 months After her Wedding)
Slack times are part of business. Times when one, or one's daughter get sick. Times when internal matters couldn't seem to be resolved. Times when one can't get hold of inspiration. Times when one's tempted to stay on low-key and just go with the flow. Times when one wonders if everything's really onto the right … Continue reading if aint’ break, don’t fix it – not always applicable
It's possible, i guess? But, why would one attempt? It's like learning to play the piano by merely memorizing the chords. Or, learning how to dance by merely watching a video. Learning without doing could be possible but why try? One can only see a learning come to life when one's body move - touch those … Continue reading Learning to Bake by merely Reading a Recipe
The thrill when one decides to take a leap is inevitable. But it's a matter of decision. Either one stays or goes, gets stuck or moves forward, stays still or expands, remains looking at the view or flies. Everyday, a business owner faces questions. Square or round packaging, small or big cake sizes, right or … Continue reading A Big Gulp for a Wedding in 2020!
Delaying is chronic illness. "I'll do it later after an hour." "Oh, it's okay, I still have time." Then, one realizes it takes longer time to finish the job. So, one gracefully works around to finish everything in less than an hour. Grace under pressure, so to speak. That's one of the causes why a … Continue reading No shortcuts because time is an asset in itself.
..because it taught me humility. It taught me resourcefulness. It taught me being genuine. It taught me resilience. It taught me going the extra the mile. It taught me to move forward. It gave me courage to accept that failures are part of every journey and that I shouldn't be afraid of them. And that's … Continue reading A collapsed cake helped me become a pro.
I started Butter Dream not because I loved baking, but because I loved the idea of becoming a home-based business owner. When I offered cupcakes to my friends some time 2016, the taste was bland, icing was too sweet, icing was melting, floral designs were not sharp etc. Think of a sloppy cupcake, that was … Continue reading Breaking(and Re-building) Mindset