Weekend Story: Gardening with the Mabalays

Last weekend was quiet and chill. I started Saturday by giving Jasper (the friendly dog) a bath. (He gets a bath every Saturday morning, provided I got enough sleep the night before, hehe.) Mame and I went to the palengke right after. We would then go to church, along with the hubby and my SIL Albie, in the afternoon to hear the anticipated mass.

On Sunday, the hubby and I drove my sister Jodie to her dorm. She opted for this arrangement because she hasn’t adjusted to the Bacoor-Manila-Bacoor commuting situation yet. We were also with Mame and my SIL. Mame wanted to take a look at her youngest child’s dorm kasi. Si SIL naman, nagkaroon ng stroke scare kaya sugod sila ni hubby sa St. Luke’s QC! Buti na lang, false alarm pala. Apparently, it was just a frozen shoulder (thank God!). We would then go back to Bacoor in the afternoon without Jodie but with my brother Dan because I asked him to buy some plant pots in Divisoria for our gardening session later.

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Stock Market Journey: My First 6-Digit Gains

On January 28, 2019, my total locked-in profits in the stock market has reached the 6-digit mark. The exact amount, for my own documentation, is PhP100,327.77. Please note that I have been a direct investor since July 2014 and my total stock market investment is under 500K. I have also been recording my gains consistently from the moment I made my first selling transaction in August 2014 and received my first dividend payout, also in the same period. I’m so happy!

Let me tell you, though, that a portion from these gains is on the losing side at present. But hey, those aren’t considered losses until I sell them (which I won’t do!). I’m just glad the market is starting to get strong again, or at least a lot of my positions are.

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Health Insurance, Finally!

So, the hubby and I have finally gotten hold of health insurance through the initiative of our labor union last November 2018. The money used to pay for the health insurance came from us (read: our CNA bonus) but because we got enrolled under a corporate account, we received discounts and added privileges. I don’t remember the exact annual premium anymore but it’s just under PhP11,000 per head. I personally think it’s the best deal for us at this time, coverage and price wise.

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2019 Personal Theme: Strength

I started writing a personal theme post back in 2016. Oh how time flies! Three years have passed and it’s 2019 now. New year, new beginning, as they say. I have written about health and wealth in 2016, gratitude in 2017, and mindfulness last year. Things have definitely gotten better and somehow, I think I have become a better person as well. I actually feel quite accomplished, especially after losing a lot of weight this year due to my new way of eating.

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