I have never been into running. In fact, I have never tried running even a full kilometer. Despite the hype and mutiple races, I have never been jealous of wanting to be part of it. I always thought running is too tiring until I found it fun. In Lexmark Dash this year where my love for running started, I signed up for 5km and for my first attempt, I ran it nonstop. It was as if the heaven opened and I heard angels singing. It came as a euphoria to know that I can achieve it. It was a slow pace but all I wanted was to complete it.
The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) exam is taken to measure a person's English proficiency. I wish schools could have trained students for these type of exams and did mock tests. There is actually a good learning structure as foundation in writing a good essay. I wish I had that knowledge earlier.
In order to get your desired scores, I suggest to enroll in a review center that does one-on-one coaching. If you prefer to self-study, however, that can work too as there are several resources online that I found useful.
It's my 3rd child (Praise God!) and I have compiled this list and improved it over time. I think I quite get what are needed for the hospital bag. I am lucky to have a husband who likes being prepared. He keeps all our essentials in a medium-sized travel bag. Everything in the bag includes essentials for him, me, and the baby.
I have always wanted to travel to Australia. So when the MDRT Convention for Asia Pacific was to be held in Sydney, we grabbed the chance.
We decided to spend a week in Auckand, New Zealand;
5 days in Sydney, and 5 days in Melbourne before going back home.
Now that I am actively involved and running Let It Echo, I have met mothers who also lost their children because of congenital heart defect. It is truly sad. The grief that is felt is incomparable. Some mothers are ready to engage and talk about it. Some find it difficult to talk about it still and keep the feelings to themselves. I respect that. We are all in different stages of grieving.
I was sharing on Facebook an article of Rappler about a mother who slapped her baby's face at the hospital. I captioned, "crazy mother!". I did not receive any response from friends except 2 days later when a friend commented that maybe we should understand more as the mother could be suffering from post-partum disease. He supported that others could even kill themselves or their child.