What’s wrong with my Hair?

Two months after I gave birth to baby Z, I notice that my hair has been shedding more than the usual. And it actually bothers me a lot. The volume of my hair loss doubled more than the usual hair loss. It even made me think I might be suffering from cancer. I did a research and it helped me not to worry much about it. According to baby center, it is the occurrence of hormonal change that causes hair loss more than the usual. These usually happen 12 weeks after giving birth. In a day, we normally lose about 100 to 125 hairs but after delivery, mothers might be losing about 500 hairs a day. Though it’s normal and therefore inevitable, there are still few ways that might help reduce the volume of hair loss. Personally I find these tips helpful and effective. 1. Avoid frequent shampooing and conditioning. Usually, I shampoo and condition my hair everyday. On my fourth month after giving birth, I tried doing both every other day. Say on Monday, I’ll just shampoo my hair, and on Tuesday I’ll just use conditioner. That way, I noticed less hair fall everyday. 2. As much as possible

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Earthquakes: A Sign of End Times

An 8.8 magnitude earthquake in Japan that rattled Japan’s eastern coast unleashing a deadly tsunami that killed thousands of people, 5.7 magnitude quake in metro manila and nearby provinces, 5.4 magnitude earthquake in Mindoro Philippines, 5.8 magnitude quake in Afghanistan and the 6.8 magnitude earthquake that hit Myanmar and Thailand that killed 70 people where just among the series of earthquakes in just a month. Isn’t it scary? What on earth is going on? This series of quakes has been very alarming for me. It reminds me that Christ is indeed coming soon. In Matthew chapter 24, Jesus gives us the Signs of the End Times. At the Mount of Olives, where His disciples come to Him privately they ask him “Tell us,” they said, “when will this happen, and what will be the sign of your coming and of the end of the age?” 4 Jesus answered: “Watch out that no one deceives you. 5 For many will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am the Messiah,’ and will deceive many. 6 You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still

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To Take or Not to Take

It’s been seven years now since I graduate from College with a degree in Architecture. And Up to now, I haven’t taken yet the licensure examination for Architects. Two years after graduation and after completing the required two years working experience before taking the board exam, I have attended a review classes but I actually did not proceed on taking the exam due to some personal reasons. Despite of being an unregistered architect in the Philippines, I was still able to get a job in the Philippines and have given a chance to work overseas as an architectural detailer and eventually become an assistant architect. Now, that I choose to become a fulltime mom and will be base in the Philippines very soon, I am thinking of taking the Licensure Exam this coming June 2011. Waaah...After seven years, I think I need to have a thorough review. I almost forgot most lessons from college. But I am not yet decided. Since taking the exam means baby Z will be under the care of a nanny for three months which I don’t like. I just need more time and wisdom, to help me decide whether to take or not to take the

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Traveling with Infant

I always thought that traveling with infant is stressful. But our first travel experience with our little one is the opposite of what I thought. Through out the travel time, he’s been behaving very well, giving us comfort and worry free travel. As long as you are prepared to travel with your infant, I’m sure you will have a comfortable and worry free travel experience. Here are some tips when flying with an infant. Take note that most airlines required atleast 2 weeks old baby to get onboard. Other’s allowed 1 week old with doctors permission. 1. As much as you can, choose a day flight over a night flight. For me, it’s more     comfortable to travel when you have enough sleep before and during the flight. Travelling at night is sleepless for me since I can’t have a good sleep during the flight. 2. Make sure that your baby’s travelling bag is ready for travel. Ensure that baby’s basic needs are onboard his travelling bag such as milk, water, bottles, wipes, nappies, pacifier, towels, extra clothes, sweater and other stuff that is necessary to your baby. 3. Don’t travel alone with kids or an infant. Atleast have someone to

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From KL with Love Giveaway Winner

I would like to thank all those who join my Giveaway. I am glad to announce the winner of "from KL with Love Giveaway." I have only 37 participants and I have use random.org to choose the winner. And the winner is none other than Jadeingua from My Thoughts in Letters. Congrats Jadeingua!
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Weekend Blog Follower Caravan 9

It’s time for another Weekend Blog Follower Caravan post. Today’s theme is to post something about ourselves (the participants). So, while writing this post, I started seeing myself standing in front of WBFC participant, took a deep breath and bowed…Hi! I’m Bev, a mom to baby Z and a wife to big Z. I was born in Manila but spent my childhood to teenage years in Samar and went back to manila for college. I am a working and a first time mom. I’m an OFW for four years now; Two years in Dubai, five months in Mumbai and almost two years here in Kuala Lumpur. I design shelter as a living and at the same time trying to be a blogger and a “self-claimed” photographer. I started blogging last December 2009 to archive my venture to photography. As time went by, I discover that I can actually write and eventually started a personal blog dedicated to my venture to motherhood. That was the birth of my so called blog Momsicle. I started momsicle last august 2010 with a free domain from blogger. I didn’t expect that I will be a serious blogger until I acquired my own domain and

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Little Twinkle

When baby Z’s Pediatrician heard about Twinkle, he thought it was his new found girl friend. Though they didn’t meet each other I’m sure our pedia will find our Twinkle cute. Twinkle is Baby Z’s first ever buddy. She makes him laugh and mollify him. Whenever he starts crying, Twinkle is there to tell baby Z not to cry. She’s been a good buddy and she’s always there to help mom pacify baby Z. Are you ready to meet her? Here she is…Twinkle is baby Z’s colorful chime toy. She’s been baby Z’s buddy for three months now. We end up calling her Twinkle because mommy use to sing twinkle Twinkle little stars while gently shaking the chime everytime baby Z cries. Till then, we called her Twinkle.
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A WAHM Wannabe

I have been a regular employee of mostly architectural firm for almost seven years now. Three years in Philippines, two years in Dubai, five months in Mumbai and almost two years here in Kuala Lumpur. And now that we have our little one, I just feel the need of becoming a full time mom. I don’t want to see baby Z grow under the care of a nanny especially on his early years as a baby and a toddler. I just thought of becoming a Work at Home Mom will give me an opportunity to take care of my baby, witness his milestones and watch him grow while earning at home. Hubby and my petite earnings online (hopefully it will increase by next month), have supported my plans of becoming a fulltime mom and eventually pursue a career as a work at home mom. And so I recently submitted my resignation letter and I will be working for this company until the end of April this year. And that means I have to work hard in pursuing my blogging career. If other moms can serve food in their table thru blogging why can’t I? So here I am, chasing companies

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Goodbye Smiles

Normally when we leave for work, Baby Z is sleeping. But this morning, just before we leave for work, he woke up with big smiles. We greeted him good morning with smiles and asked him how his sleep was. He replied with all smiles plus his normal baby talking that sounds telling us that he just had a very good sleep and a sweet dreams. So cute that it made me grab my cam and fired the shutter to capture this goodbye smiles. What a lovely morning for us, it made me sad leaving him again for work. Little milestones like this make me wanna pursue my plans of becoming a full time mom or atleast a work at home mom. I just have developed a fear of not seeing him grow.
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Big Thanks

A big thanks goes to those who came on our little one’s dedication last March 6, 2011. Thank you Pastor Garry for officiating the said event. Bro. Win, Kuya Allan and the whole NCCM Family for the assistance. My sister for helping me organize the event and to all secondary parents, officemates and friends, Thank You Very Much! Above all thank you Lord for the privilege of dedicating a child to You. I believe that children are gift from God. And the Bible said so, “children are a heritage from the LORD, the fruit of the womb is a reward.” Psalms 127:3. As a believer, we are to recognize that children first and foremost belong to God. This is the reason why it is important to dedicate a child to the Lord. The act of dedication acknowledges the sovereignty of the Lord over the child’s life as well as parent’s lives. It is the act of giving back to the Lord what is due to Him. Just like what Hannah did, when she presented Samuel to the Lord. Read 1 Samuel chapter 1. Presenting Baby Z to the Lord gives us divine assurance that one day; he will surely trust

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Obedience to Ponder

Everyone was taught to be obedient, at our house, school, church and even in our workplace. As a child it is our duty to obey and as we grow, we learn to rationalize. It’s always easy to advice people to obey, but the hard part is when you put yourself on that situation and you were told to obey…and even harder is to put that into action. Recently, something had lead me to a realization that obeying is merely giving up your desires, your plans, your thoughts and even your character to something that’s obviously better than yours. It was the act of accepting and believing that someone up there is better than you. It was turning down your ego, accepting and believing that you cannot be the architect of your own destiny. He said, "Why do you call me, 'Lord, Lord' and do not do what I say?" (Luke 6:46). "If you love me, you will obey what I command." (John 14:15).
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Getting Ready for Baby Z’s Dedication

On his third month, baby Z will be dedicated to Christ. He just had his third immunization today. He started sucking his thumb and baby talking before he turns three months. Another addition to his little milestone. Just before the day end, we made sure that everything is ready for tomorrow's event. And since he had his shots this morning I am glad that he didn't had a fever. He's been brave enough for the past three immunization. And its good that he never feels sick everytime he receives shots. Everything is set. And i thank my sister for helping me organize the simple event.
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How to Create An Online Signature

Have you been wondering how bloggers got their online signature after their posts? I have. And I finally discover how they do it. So, here’s sharing a tutorial on how to add your online signature. First go to www.mylivesignature.com and then click start now, to create your free online signature. Choose which method you want to use to create your signature. I’m going to choose using the signature creation wizard. Then you will be directed to a step by step process. Just follow the instruction given and you will not be lost. You will be ask to enter the name, choose font style and font height. Once you’re done with those details, you are now halfway of having your online signature. You will then be asked if you want to use the signature. Just click yes then an HTML code will be generated for you. Copy the code and log in to your wordpress account. On your dashboard, go to users and click signature options. Then paste the HTML code to the given space and you are done.  Check your blog and you now have your signature. Thats how easy it is to create an online signature. It’s as easy as

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Shopping for our Tiny Box

It’s been more than a year since we acquired our two bedroom condo unit somewhere in the city. We call it our tiny box since it's not that huge. Up to now, it is still bare and unoccupied since we are based in Kuala Lumpur. By second week of March, we will be going home for a vacation. I thought of buying some stuff that I could bring home for this tiny box of ours. So right after work, hubby and I went for a home shopping. It’s been a long while since we had our last home shopping. Since curtains, beddings and rugs are cheaper here, I decided to grab those items for home. I just love shopping for curtains here in KL for the good quality of textiles. Beddings are a lot cheaper here so I bought several pieces while I was torn between the seagrass rug and bamboo rug. I ended up buying them both. I was also thinking of buying chandeliers, since it is cheap to have them here but I guess shipping them to the Philippines will be a problem. I remember a friend who ships the same item to the Philippines and got disgusted when

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How to Create a Badge

When I started making friends online thru blog hopping, I have been seeing a lot of this “square button” which says “grab my badge”. Being a newbie at that time, I have been wondering how to create those colorful and cutie square button which they actually called a Badge. I dig the web for online tutorial and thankfully I have found lots of them. Just like me, I know there are lots of noob bloggers out there who’s rescue are online tutorials. So after successfully creating my badge thru an online guide, I thought of writing my own version of tutorial on badge making. I hope this will help the newbies out there who wants to have their own badge. Lets get started. First, you have to create your badge image either in Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Image Ready, Adobe Illustrator or GIMP. Just set the image size to 125 x 125 pixels. As soon as you get your badge image ready, save it to your computer then upload it on your photobucket account. Once uploaded, position your cursor on the uploaded image. It will give you an option to copy or edit the codes for this image. Copy the HTML

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