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  1. Cecil Estrera

    Have you started to save for the future?

    I must admit that I am as broke as any poor person now. I am just lucky to have a shelter that I don't have to pay for and my husband still has his job, even if it really is enough for us. With that being said, I am still struggling to save any penny on my bank account as our combined income is...
  2. Cecil Estrera

    Accepting business failure

    My business was nothing big, but still I enjoyed earning and interacting with my customers even if it is just online. However, because of the closure of my Paypal account, I have to stop doing business as it is only the possible payment system that I can use. I don't want to think that I failed...
  3. Cecil Estrera

    Another unplanned pregnancy - how to cope up in this kind of situation?

    I already have two boys ages 3 and 2. I also have another one on the way which is due on October this year. All of them were unplanned and I don't want another child yet. Right now, I am on the stage where I still can't believe I am having another child again. But God gave them to me so I think...
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    How do you deal with financial difficulties with optimism?

    Okay now, I think some of my friends here know what I've been going through recently. But for those who do not know yet, I am to tell a brief story about it. Since last year, it was my Paypal account who helped me support my family better. So I really was thankful that online earning...
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    Cursing/swearing your partner

    I am the type of person who really avoids swearing, no matter how tough things are, for I would like to be as civil and proper as I could be for the kids. I don't want them hearing any 'bad words' from me, 'cause they practically imitate all that I say. However, my husband was so used to...
  6. Cecil Estrera

    Best way to conquer our fears?

    I have fears with deep waters and losing a loved one, again. So I am actually trying to find out ways on how I will be able to face and get rid of these fears. I want to ask you guys from personal experience. Have you ever tried to get rid of your fears? And if so, have you succeeded?
  7. Cecil Estrera

    How do you deal with your kid's tantrums?

    Having two kids with very little age gap makes it harder for me to cope up with parenting and the responsibilities associated with it. I am really having a hard time especially when both of them starts crying at even little things around. I try to be as patient as possible as I don't want to...
  8. Cecil Estrera

    How far will you go for the love of your partner?

    This question reminds me of the saying "love can move mountains". And it's true, right? Love can change a person and when we are in love, we tend to do the things that are initially impossible. Me? I think I can take all the hurt, financial crisis and even long distances for my hubby. Can't say...
  9. Cecil Estrera

    Quiz: What type of personality do you have?

    I came across this personality quiz and it was interesting. I suggest you try answering it guys here: and kindly share your results here. I'll go first: INTJ - Have original minds and great drive for implementing their ideas and achieving their goals. Quickly see...
  10. Cecil Estrera

    How close are you with your neighbors?

    I am honestly not in good terms with my neighbors 'cause I don't like their style. They cannot possibly last a day without yelling and swearing with each other, which really annoys my ears. I don't really like my surroundings noisy which is even irritating when my kids cannot sleep well because...
  11. Cecil Estrera

    Greatest achievement so far?

    For me, it was when I managed to finish college at my own sweat and money. Working and studying at the same time is not that easy especially when there are schedule conflicts so I am glad and proud that I managed to get through. Now that I am working online, I can make use of what I learned in...
  12. Cecil Estrera

    Do you go to the spa to relax and pamper yourself?

    I honestly haven't went to a spa to have facial treatments or body massage but I really am curious with the experience and wants to try it soon. However, I still can't afford it now so I guess I'll be sticking to my hubby's hard hands. :p How about you? Ever had any experience at the spa?
  13. Cecil Estrera

    At what age should we be independent from our parents?

    I started working when I was just 16 years old and I have been independent since then. I just visit them once in a while, especially when there is an occasion. However, my older siblings are still living with my mom now that they are still single. I think as soon as my kids are responsible and...
  14. Cecil Estrera

    Stages of Relationship

    They say these are the stages that typical couples may go through: Honeymoon stage - At this stage, everything in the relationship seems right. And even if something goes wrong, you will eventually work things out. The Discovery stage - This is the stage where the excitement and passion for...
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    Are you contented financially?

    I do not have a typical job in a company at present and most of my income comes only from my online jobs and small business. I am currently making an average of $100-$200 monthly and I am happy with what good it does for me and my family. However, I still think it is not decent enough for us to...
  16. Cecil Estrera

    What's the hardest part of being a parent?

    Even parenting has its own ups and downs. And I am curious as to what other parents here think is the hardest part when it comes to parenting. I personally think at this early stage of parenting to my kids, seeing them suffer from sickness is really heart-breaking. I think it is hard because...
  17. Cecil Estrera

    Have you ever been betrayed by a friend?

    I met a girl at a get together party and we became really close in an instant. She was a jolly person and we share common interests and attitudes. So I guess I've found a best friend in her but it turned out that I was wrong. I had a boyfriend which was my friend's ex suitor. After a few days...
  18. Cecil Estrera

    Did you have a good relationship with your grandparents?

    When I was a kid, my father, sister and I lived with my grandparents. And, I cannot remember a single good moment with my grandmother. She would always hit me and my sister with just little mistakes or she will try to find a fault from us just to have a reason for that. She also threw words to...
  19. Cecil Estrera

    Boosting self-confidence

    Growing up, I must admit I had low self-esteem. Maybe it was my peers who made me feel that I don't belong and I was a loser or something. What I did was just focus on my studies which made me look a loser even more. When I reached high school, I began to socialize and get a group of friends...
  20. Cecil Estrera

    How did you cope up with losing a loved-one?

    My father passed away last year which pains us all of his children because of his cause of death which is murder. It was all so sudden that we still couldn't accept his death until now. I don't know as to when we will be able to get over it but I hope that my dad would get the justice that he...