Lamoiyan Donates Hygiene Products to DepEd

Lamoiyan Corporation, a leading manufacturer of personal hygiene and home care products in the country, has donated over one million worth of Lamoiyan products to Department of Education (DepEd) in Visayas and Mindanao as it celebrates the 5th year of Kilusang Kontra Kuto (Movement Against Head Lice) initiative.

DepEd Region VII Team as they accepted the donations from Lamoiyan Corporation

DepEd Region VII Team as they accepted the donations from Lamoiyan Corporation

In support of DepEd’s Basic Education Learning Continuity Plan amidst the pandemic, Lamoiyan Corporation distributed packs of Licealiz Head Lice Treatment Shampoo, Hapee Toothpaste, and Dazz Dishwashing Liquid to selected regions for distribution among the students.

DepEd Region X Northern Mindanao receives hygiene products from Lamoiyan Corporation

DepEd Region X Northern Mindanao receives hygiene products from Lamoiyan Corporation

Lamoiyan Corporation’s Licealiz Head Lice Treatment Shampoo initiated Kilusang Kontra Kuto (KKK) in 2016, a coalition that has been battling head lice infestation nationwide for a kuto-free Philippines. The campaign includes yearly nationwide shampoo activity in schools in its commitment to fight head lice infestation or pediculosis and eliminate the social stigma associated with it.

In light of the 5th year of this initiative, Lamoiyan Corporation’s Licealiz aimed to support DepEd’s Basic Education Learning Continuity Plan in the time of COVID-19 (BE-LCP). This is the department’s response to the challenges posed by COVID-19 which covers the most essential learning competencies, multiple learning delivery modalities for teachers, required health standards in schools, and more.

“We are grateful for DepEd for being very supportive of our KKK campaign. With our long-running partnership with them, we were able to visit several schools in Visayas and Mindanao, do shampooing activities among students, and share the correct way of combatting head lice since 2016,” said Lamoiyan Corporation Vice President for Marketing Bing Cavestany.
“Although students now are practicing distance learning and we temporarily cannot do our annual activities due to the COVID-19 crisis, Licealiz would like to consistently promote health and personal hygiene through our humble donation as children or even family members are still susceptible to head lice infestation no matter the circumstances, especially with many staying at home and in close quarters during the pandemic,” she added.

Aside from encouraging good oral hygiene, Lamoiyan is also advocating the correct way of treating head lice infestation, which is considered the second most common health problem of public school children after tooth decay.
Lamoiyan Corporation’s Licealiz Head Lice Treatment Shampoo effectively kills lice and nits after two weeks of use and prevents lice infestation from recurring. Its active ingredient, pyrethrin, a natural extract from chrysanthemum flowers, is clinically tested and proven safe and successful in killing lice and nits, while its conditioning formula keeps your kid’s hair soft, smooth and fragrant.

For more information on head lice prevention and other Lamoiyan products, log on to www.facebook.com/licealiz or visit www.lamoiyan.com.

Stock-up And Save At The Metro this Sept. 14 – 20, 2020

Time to go shopping for the great deals in town!
This coming September 14 to 20, 2020, Metro is holding its Stock-Up and Save promo where all your coveted products will be offered at really big discounts.

LOW PRICE. BIG DISCOUNTS
It’s going to be a storewide shopping bonanza with products at low prices and big discounts so better get your shopping list ready. Enjoy up to 50% discount on your home essentials and other finds at the week-long Stock-Up and Save promo and watch out for more exclusive offers such as Buy One Take One, Bundled Deals and Double Points and freebies for Metro Rewards Club (MRC) members.
The Metro Store Stockup and Save_Towels-Curtains The Metro Store Stockup and Save_KitchenWARDROBE SHOPPING SPREE FOR LESS
Need a wardrobe update? This is the best time to go on a wardrobe shopping spree without spending so much. Score great discounts on stylish pieces, everyday pieces, workwear, shoes and accessories. Popular brands such as Jag, Lee, Macbeth, Freego, Wrangler, BUM, Crissa, Fubu, Bossini, and Hot Kiss are giving 20% discount. Even the little ones can top up their school wardrobe with great picks from Grizzly, Hammerhead Kids, Palomino, Bossini Kids, Garfield, Freego Kids, Oshkosh, and Byloz.
There’s a ton of choices for every family member so everyone can look their best everyday.
The Metro Store Stockup and Save_ShoesAMAZING OFFERS AND DEALS
On top of all the discounts there are special offers up for grabs. For every single-receipt purchase of P3,000 in Supermarket or P1,500 in Department Store or General Merchandise, shoppers can buy any of the specially priced items: Backpack 17” (P99), Hummer Shoe Rack 3-Tier (P175), Hummer Garment Rack (P575), Nikon Stand Fan 16” (P887), and Tough Mama Rice Cooker 5 Cups (P639). A maximum of 3 redemptions is allowed for purchases P4,500 and above.
The Metro Store Stockup and Save_HomeEssentials

PERKS AND TREATS FOR MRC MEMBERS
Exclusive perks and treats await members of MRC and MBC at the 7-day Stock-Up and Save. They earn double points throughout the event and receive freebies for Supermarket purchases on September 14-20. MRC members with a single-receipt, cash or credit purchase of participating items worth P3,500 will get any of these: free 3kg of Golden Crop Rice, 1 liter of West Coast Canola Oil or 1 kg Chicken Leg Quarter. For P1,500 purchase, MRC members get a liter of Savers Select Dishwashing Liquid, 6pcs Lucky Me Pancit Canton, 1L West Coast Vegetable Oil, 1.5L Coke/Sprite/Royal or 12pcs Creamsilk. MBC members with P5,000 purchase are also entitled to these perks and treats.

Whatever you are hoping to find a deal on, trust Metro to have one for you. Head on to the nearest Metro store, avail of amazing offers in the Stock-Up and Save extravaganza and have a worry-free and satisfying shopping experience!

For more updates, check out the Metro Retail Group website at ‪www.metroretail.com.ph‬, Facebook page at ‪facebook.com/TheMetroStores‬, and Instagram @themetrostores.ph.

Metro Offers Online Shopping With Pick-up, Delivery Options

When the corona virus forced people to hole up at home, majority of them have turned to online options for buying items and other necessities. Like me, I turn to buying essentials thru online as I consider it the safer option. Yet in some cases I can only avail limited goods since not all goods are within reach being located outside the city.

Good thing, the Metro Retail Group also rise to the occasion by offering online shopping with pick-up and delivery options to fully serve its shoppers in an easier and safer way through the Metro online shopping portal, http://shop.themetrostores.ph/

MetroStore Online Shopping

In Metro’s online shopping portal, one can shop for home essentials, fresh finds and score good deals from the comfort of their home and pick up the goods at the nearest Metro store or have it delivered by Grab, Lalamove, or any third party agent. Additionally, they offer a contactless transaction wherein shopper can pay online using Mastercard, Visa, JCB, PayMaya and GCash. Truly convenient!

“We’re here to give our shoppers options for a more convenient, safer shopping experience during the public health crisis,” Metro said in statement posted in social media.

Metro offers a great selection of merchandise, groceries and fresh produce handled and prepared in line with international safety standards. With its new contactless shopping service buying these necessities will never be a problem.

The Metro online shopping service is initially available in:
– Metro Market!Market! in Taguig,
– Metro Ayala Center Cebu, and
– Metro Pacific Mall Mandaue.

Skip the line. Check The Metro Store site.
MetroStore Online Shopping Site

Kid’s Weekday Schedule

Hi everyone, sharing with you our kid’s daily schedule of chores / activities  to keep them “busy” during this quarantine period.

The first few weeks of the quarantine period was a slack, kids can do what they want – watch TV or play with phones or get busy with Lego blocks. It was fun for sometime until they got bored. We encourage them to read books but its a challenge for our 8 year old. This kid rather scan and look the pictures than the words and would declare done with his reading in less than 30 mins. Sometimes, we gave them their workbooks and told them to answer the exercises. But then, I can’t concentrate with work since they constantly ask questions and clarifications. Worst, they sometimes get frustrated when I fail to answer their queries as I’m too busy with my laptop.

So to keep them busy while we are busy with work, I created a guide of activities that they could follow. So far they kinda acknowledge it follow the schedule.

Kid’s Weekly Schedule PDF [Free Download]

Mommy After Work - Kids Schedule at Home

Hope this help :)

Ajinomoto’s Mag-Pinggang Pinoy® Tayo 7-day Menu Challenge

The COVID-19 Pandemic intensifies the Philippine’s battle against Double Burden of Malnutrition. Double Burden of Malnutrition is defined by World Health Organization (WHO) as “the coexistence of undernutrition along with overweight and obesity, or diet-related non communicable diseases, within individuals, households and populations, and across the life course.”

Mag-Pinggang Pinoy Tayo 7-day Menu Challenge

The limited distribution and access to food supplies aggravate the plight of poor and low income Filipino households to sustain each person’s required nutrients through healthy meals. On the other hand, home confinement due to the mandated community quarantine may cause more people to not only restrict their physical activities but also to overeat and/or consume more food with empty calories as part of coping with stress and/or boredom.

Given the importance of maintaining healthy diets to sustain our health and immunity against viruses and bacteria, we should turn to the practice of Pinggang Pinoy® as a viable safeguard to protect our family from diseases.

Ajinomoto Philippines Corporation (APC) introduced “Mag-Pinggang Pinoy® Tayo 7-day Menu Challenge” as a way to encourage homemakers to serve variety of balanced meals to their families. Homemakers could access the Mag-Pinggang Pinoy® Tayo 7-day menu plan at www.ajinomoto.com.ph and facebook.com/CookmunitybyAjinomotoPH. This is part of the company’s “Eat Well, Live Well. Stay Well.” campaign to provide Filipino families with practical tips on proper nutrition, recipe menu and fitness activities to cope, stay well and enjoy life despite current COVID-19 situation.

Ajinomoto’s 7-day menu plan is composed of complete meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Each meal provides recipe suggestions for Healthy & Delicious Pinggang Pinoy® Recipes that are easy-to-do and affordable. These recipes are simple, solutions to serve enjoyable Pinggang Pinoy® meals. Homemakers could make use of their extra time to purchase widely available and inexpensive vegetables and fruits to complement rice beyond the usual supply of canned goods. Ajinomoto’s recipes make common ingredients more palatable like tofu sisig, meaty pechay picadillo, pork tapa and tomatoes, ensaladang talbos ng kamote, sweet and sour galunggong and many more.
Mag-Pinggang Pinoy Tayo 7-day Menu Challenge Sample MenuHere are three (3) recipe samplers done in three (3) easy steps:

Meaty Pechay Picadillo:
1) SAUTÉ onion, garlic and ground pork and mix in carrots, green peas and pechay.
2) SEASON with pepper, soy sauce and AJI-GINISA® Flavor Seasoning Mix.
3) COOK for 1 minute more.

Tofu Sisig:
1) FRY tofu until golden brown and set aside.
2) SAUTÉ ginger, onion and garlic, add fried tofu and liver spread and mix well.
3) SEASON with sugar and PORKSAVOR® All-in-One Seasoning mix and add chili peppers.

Pork tapa with tomatoes:
1) MARINATE pork in water, sugar, soy sauce, pepper and SARSAYA® Oyster Sauce for an hour or overnight.
2) SAUTÉ onion, garlic and pork.
3) BOIL. Pour the marinate mixture and boil until mixture is thick.

For full recipes and for more information about Ajinomoto and its products, visit www.ajinomoto.com.ph and facebook.com/CookmunitybyAjinomotoPH.

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The Ajinomoto Group is a global company with specialties in the business of food and amino acids, guided by our leading-edge bioscience and fine chemical technologies.

Based on the corporate message “Eat Well, Live Well.”, we have been scientifically pursuing the possibilities of amino acids in supporting the healthy lives of people all around the world. We aim for future growth and continuous contribution to greater wellness by creating value through sustainable and innovative solutions for communities and society.

The Ajinomoto Group has offices in 35 countries and regions, and sells products in more than 130 countries and regions. In fiscal 2018, sales were 1.1274 trillion yen (10.1 billion U.S. dollars). To learn more, visit www.ajinomoto.com.

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My Work From Home Experience

As we all know, many loses their job due to to COVID-19 crisis but fortunately for us, we were given an opportunity to still work at the comforts of our home. Work from home  is the current option given to continue business but does it work?

Work From Home (WFH)
Its been 65 days since our company implemented the WFH setup as a countermeasure against the COVID-19 crisis. Haven’t been out from the subdivision’s compound since then. My work as a software mostly access web pages, cloud portals or product applications. Work can be done as long as there is an internet connection and VPN access to the company’s sites. It was a considerable option. Thankfully, I share the WFH setup with the husband who is also in IT company.
When going to the office, I had to commute for ~45 min to an hour depending on the traffic. Had to take 3 rides. I am used to the commute but the pandemic, I am now scared to take risk.
Our network provider is Globe with a data capped plan.

Cons:Work From Home Setup - Living RoomOf the places in our home, the living room is the place where the internet signal is at its finest, though nothing beats the network infrastructure at the office. But aside from occasional networks lags especially during huddles thru Teams, or loading issues when accessing tools or sometimes being disconnected from the VPN, I think our internet connection is doing good. Though data usage has capping, we use this reason to limit our kids from screen time during working hours.

We also let the kids stay here so we can monitor the kid’s school related activities while we are at our screens. We can immediately entertain their questions. We can bond.

Also, humidity during summertime makes you hot and sweat. We only have 1 electric fan to we have to share. Aside from opening windows or doors, we are of the household that relies on electric fans to keep the room cool.

So being together in the same area would means  unavoidable background noises from simultaneous meetings or questions from kiddos or from news from radios. I’m not complaining, these are my breather – to get chikas from husbands’s company, talk with my kids or get updated from the crisis or happening in our community or the country.

Prepping for family meals is also challenging for a mom who lack this skill. I miss my office lunch dilemma on whether to eat my baon or eat at the canteen. I am glad though this is the husband’s forte :) however, it helps to have a menu guide too.

Pros:
Work From Home - MultiTasking
I am one of the workers who cheer for WFH option because with WFH I have zero commute time. In fact, looks like I have more time :) I don’t have to rush every morning just to avoid the traffic rush. I can work with my pajamas. I can manage my time and be more flexible. Though there was an agreed working time being set but at home I can be early than the agreed time to avoid network congestion when accessing the tools or extend late in case I have some urgent house chores.

Multi-tasking or juggling between work and home can be painful but I consider this an opportunity to have more quality time with family while working. I have my +1 during my meetings, my son seems interested on whom I am talking to and keeps on asking trivial questions. It might be annoying at times so I rely on school-related activities to at least ease their restlessness.  I can attend huddles while cutting my kid’s fingernails :)

Additionally, WFH also taught my kids to be more responsible in doing house chores. They learn to cook meals, wash the dishes, mop the floor, fix the bed and other mundane house chores. Also, you get to observed you’re kids and learn more about them. They are more subtle in their sibling quarrel considering they know we are around.
Work From Home - Me TimeTo sum up, as long as you are productive with your deliverable and comfortable doing it at home, then maybe WFH, Work from Home for you.

MAYOR ISKO GOES GREEN

Mayor ISKO MORENO threaded an impoverished area in Manila while growing up. As the elected City Mayor of Manila, more popularly known to Filipinos as Yorme, he never wavered amidst adversities hurled at him for taking several steps in making a better version of the city he fondly calls his home and crowning glory. Bold and fearless, Yorme puts his heart and mind in anything he does – “Believe in yourself! You’ve got nothing to lose.”

Yorme recently signed Ordinance 8607 declaring the permanence of Arroceros Forest Park dubbed as the “Last lung of the City”, home to 61 tree varieties and 8,000 ornamental plants. The new ordinance forbids the cutting of trees and dumping of waste within the park. Part of his plan is to allocate P1 million solely for its preservation and maintenance away from urbanization and all these efforts stem from his greater plan to make Manila a “Green City”.

Novuhair Yorme Goes Green

Yorme firmly believes in the power of nature. It’s no secret that he advocates on using natural products. No wonder, early this year Yorme became the newest brand ambassador of NOVUHAIR, Nature’s Answer to Hair Loss. Watch the Yorme’s full video here.

Want to try NOVUHAIR?

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It’s so easy. Visit Novuhair FB Page
Let’s GO GREEN!

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DOH-Philippines’ Message about COVID-19 during Enhance Community Quarantine

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  • Call-to-Action to do their part in preventing the spread of virus:

Let’s do our part so the virus doesn’t spread.

Kahit hindi tayo healthcare worker, meron tayong magagawa para makatulong na tumigil ang pag-spread ng COVID-19. Wag na po nating paabutin ng 1,000 ang dami ng COVID-positive patients sa bansa.

Ito po ang mga dapat nating gawin:
* tumigil sa bahay
* keep your distance, 1 metro dapat — mala-mala mula braso hanggang daliri
* ugaliing maghugas ng kamay palagi at wag hawakan ang inyong bibig, ilong, tenga at mata.

Hindi po madaling gawin pero, pag sama-sama tayo, kaya natin ito.

Shout out sa lahat ng ating mga frontliners — – mga health workers, security guards, employees sa grocery, delivery guys, etc. Huwag natin sayangin ang sakripisyo nila.

Kung kayo po ay may mga katanungan pumunta lamang sa www.doh.gov.ph or sa facebook page ng DOH.

#BeatCovid19 #COVID19PH #BahayMunaBuhayMuna

  • Stay At Home:

DOH urgently request to please stay at home.

Manatili po tayo sa bahay.

Lahat tayo ay gusto ng matapos itong COVID-19 health situation ng ating bansa.
Para ito ay mangyari, kailangan nating manatili sa bahay. Hindi lang po sarili natin ang nililigtas natin pag tayo ay nanatili sa bahay, pati din po ang ating pamilya, kabarkada at kapitbahay.

Doon po sa ibang bansa kung saan na-control na nila ang COVID, ito din po ang ginawa nila Hindi din po lumabas ng bahay ang mga tao para po hindi sila magkahawaan.

Tandaan, sa sakripisyo ninyo meron kayong buhay na maliligtas. Sa bahay na lang muna tayo ngayon.

Kung kayo po ay may mga katanungan pumunta lamang sa www.doh.gov.ph or sa facebook page ng DOH.

#BeatCovid19 #COVID19PH #BahayMunaBuhayMuna

  • Social Distancing

Para po doon sa mga kailangang kailangang umalis ng bahay, please remember: Dumistansya po ng 1 metro mula sa tao sa harap, liko at tabi ninyo para po maiwasang mahawa sa virus.

Kung kayo po ay may mga katanungan pumunta lamang sa www.doh.gov.ph or sa facebook page ng DOH.

#BeatCovid19 #COVID19PH

NEW Pampers Sensitive Baby Wipes

NEW Pampers Sensitive Wipes is ultra-soft and strong and does not tear easily – for a gentle but effective clean that helps protect baby’s delicate skin from skin rash

Pampers Sensitive Wipes
Manila, Philippines – Whether you’re a newbie or an experienced parent, it’s a known fact that with every precious baby also comes a lot of mess to clean! Everything from feeding your baby, playing, and especially diaper changing, comes with its fair share of mess, but it doesn’t mean cleaning up can’t be easy.

To make cleaning a breeze for you and your baby, Pampers, the No.1 diaper brand in the world, is here to help you with the launch of the NEW Pampers Sensitive Wipes that offers gentle but effective clean for your baby.
Pampers Sensitive Wipes comes with soft and thick fluffy sheets that enable gentle, effective cleansing without easily tearing. Every sheet is guaranteed to be PH-balanced, paraben-free, phenoxyethanol-free, and alcohol-free with Pampers’ unique formula that helps protect your baby’s skin from diaper rash. It is dermatologically tested to be suitable for sensitive skin making it safe for your baby’s bum.
“Pampers continuously aims to deliver the best products for baby’s healthy development such as providing quality diapers suitable for baby’s delicate skin,” said Akhil Meshram, Pampers Country Leader. “This is why we are launching Pampers Sensitive Wipes, to offer gentle and effective cleaning for baby especially when diaper changing.”

For beginner parents, it’s important that you have these essentials when doing a newborn diaper change: a clean and dry surface, clean diapers, sensitive wipes.

Using baby wipes to add to your diaper-changing routine leaves the baby feeling fresh after every wipe. Use wipes to clean the baby’s diaper region, wiping from front to back without missing out the sides and the outside areas, and then wait for the skin to dry before putting on a fresh diaper.

With every diaper change, using a trusted sensitive baby wipe like Pampers helps in minimizing the risk of diaper rash. Because not all wipes are created equal, some easily tear apart. A good tip for parents is to choose wipes that are gentle and strong enough to properly wipe baby’s poo without tearing, so you use less wipes as you clean more.
Pampers Sensitive Wipes offers parents that advantage to clean up poo and wipe’s baby’s bum with its safe ingredients and effective cleaning feature, which are also gentle to use on the hands and body too.

“From my eldest hanggang sa bunso, laki sa Pampers ang mga yan. I’ve always believed that Pampers is the best diaper brand for my kids because they understand parents’ sentiments on what babies’ need, like how to avoid baby diaper rash and importance of diaper change. Trying the new Pampers Sensitive Wipes, super satisfied ako kasi ang gentle sa skin ni Marius and super effective! It was love at first wipe,” candidly shared by experienced mom Pehpot Pineda who is a well-known mommy blogger and a Pampers Ambassador.

“It definitely made cleaning baby poo’s mess easier and faster for me. Thanks to Pampers kasi I don’t have to use more wipes than I should, so I’m sure I’m getting a quality product, no harsh chemicals pa! I definitely recommend this to mommies, especially rookie moms!,” Mommy Pehpot urges new moms to use the new Pampers Sensitive Wipes too.

Whether you’re at home or outdoors, add the new Pampers Sensitive Wipes to your diaper-changing routine so you have peace of mind that you only give total protection to your baby’s delicate skin.

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About Pampers® Sensitive Wipes

• Protects Baby’s Sensitive Skin: Helps maintain skin’s natural pH
• 0% Phenoxyethanol, Paraben, Perfume & Alcohol: Specifically designed with your baby’s skin needs in mind
• Our Thickest and Extra Soft Wipes: 20% thicker to help clean delicate skin gently
• As Mild as Washcloth and Water: Ideal for baby’s sensitive skin
• Clinically Proven Gentle: Designed with your baby’s delicate skin needs in mind
• Dermatologically Tested and Hypoallergenic: To ensure they are gentle against your baby’s skin

Pampers Sensitive Wipes minimizes the risk of diaper rash and makes sure your wipes are free from harmful chemicals that may irritate baby’s skin. Available in 2 different sizes for a suggested retail price of Php 139.00 for a pack of 56 sheets and Php 260.00 for a pack of 112 sheets. Wipe counts per pack vary by size and pricing is at the sole discretion of the retailer. The wipes are now available online and at major retailers nationwide.

To learn more about the product and information on how to keep your baby’s skin dry and healthy, check out: https://www.pampers.com/en-us/diapers-wipes/pampers-sensitive-wipes.

About Pampers®
For more than 50 years, parents have trusted Pampers to care for their babies. Pampers is a part of The Procter & Gamble Company and is the #1-selling diaper worldwide. Every day, more than 25 million babies in 100 countries around the world wear Pampers. Pampers offers a complete range of diapers and pants designed to provide protection and comfort for every stage of baby’s development. Visit www.pampers.com to learn more about Pampers products, and find ideas and information to help your baby get the most out of love, sleep and play.

About Procter & Gamble
P&G serves consumers around the world with one of the strongest portfolios of trusted, quality, leadership brands, including Always®, Ambi Pur®, Ariel®, Bounty®, Charmin®, Crest®, Dawn®, Downy®, Fairy®, Febreze®, Gain®, Gillette®, Head & Shoulders®, Lenor®, Olay®, Oral-B®, Pampers®, Pantene®, SK-II®, Tide®, Vicks®, and Whisper®. The P&G community includes operations in approximately 70 countries worldwide. Please visit http://www.pg.com for the latest news and information about P&G and its brands.

Fight or Flight: Musings from a Working Momma

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It’s been 3 months now since I defined myself as extremely sad, for I don’t want to call myself “depressed” – I don’t want to succumb to the thought that something is beyond my control.

Back track to 3 months ago.
Things were fine and dandy. But then the time came – where times where I caught myself dragging my feet to work with the fear of client complain, for that has been a pattern and picture my superior created. Things started out well, UNTIL, I started to question game plans and other means of running the business that may affect the integrity of the numbers. I am used to a culture of expressing ideas, contrarian or not – however, I’d consider it the cause of my Waterloo.

I had shortcomings too, I was not a perfect employee, I missed deadlines and deliverables – but I did my best to contribute to the business (with little to no help) and corrected what needs to be improved. I was given chances of my failings and was once highly favored – but things went south. In my own understanding, I did my best to have a player mindset and avoiding victim mindset all the time. Trying to see the good. Things felt uncontrollable, I started to question my capabilities, the recognitions and even my existence. I see myself regressing.

I was fighting my inner demons to survive.

I wanted to take flight for I have fought enough and that the battle is not worth fighting for anymore. But I have nowhere to go for I feel that I’m not good enough and that I have nothing to offer. I cried myself to sleep, cried in the shower – never been so helpless and useless. Even questioned my sanity.

“Flight “day came – a blessing in disguise. I was not ready to let go but I must for my sake, my sanity’s sake. Still fighting. Still crying myself in the shower. As I slowly immersed myself with the positive environment, I’ve come to comprehend the after effect of letting a toxic person in my head. I have recently come across “gaslighting” and eureka (the perfect description)– I was, we were gaslit.

And it was all coming back to me – controlling my social media posts, asking someone to check my social media (for reasons unknown to me), incident report filed, uncommunicated changes at work, twisted information, comments that make me feel uncapable, gossip, and the list goes on. Though it was not all negative, as mentioned, I was once favored to the extent of having a feeling of debt of gratitude (but repayment is a must).

I have come to accept that there’s something wrong and I must do something.
I’m still healing and on the process of recovering. I might have received his/the message incorrectly, but it has led me to a state I don’t wanna revisit. Never again – I was at my worst.

Saddest.

Some sad people do not broadcast that they are sad – explaining is hard to do. They might not share due to the fear of judgement. Please, reach out to your friends, to your love ones.
Ask them “musta na?”, I know for sure they’ll reply back with “okay lang” but at least you’ve asked.

Looking forward to a healthier and happier year.

Cheers and Happy New Year! And God bless!!
And… I hope you feel fine today. Yes. You.

— Working Momma on a NightShift Schedule 😀