Gratitude Jar

So I saw a post from one of my Facebook friends about a gratitude jar at the start of this year and I thought, what a nice way to teach the Tatapilla about being thankful. So I copied the idea and made one for us. He'll use the blue post it notes and the other colours are mine. 

Like New Year resolutions we were quite good and diligent on the first few days but it all went down the drain when the holiday was over and I went back to work and then school started. Of course, we are still thankful but we don't write them anymore. We just say them. 

This idea has merits. I am looking forward to opening the jar and reading the notes. I might remove the year label and make it it our forever thankful jar. MYbe, open it when he is on his 20's. 


I Told You, Yellow!

It's taken me years to figure out what my favourite colours are.  And I suppose, they keep on changing depending on my moods.  But currently, I am leaning on yellow.  

When I bought this blanket at Costco, the boy at the counter said "interesting choice".  I said, I just want something bold.  I couldn't find matching pillow or sham cases here or I didn't really try harder.  These came from the Philippines.  My sister bought five pairs for a very good price so I asked for two pairs.  Lol.  To match my blankets of course. 



Recalled Product

We usually hear or see in telly the downside of being a loyalty member of Department Stores or Supermarkets.  I can’t remember seeing news about the upside of being one.  I suppose, it can be deemed as free advertising and one shouldn’t give these multi-million if not billion businesses a free ride.  As I vow to be more grateful and thankful, I am going to talk about one of the benefits of being a member that I experienced recently.

With scanning your card when shopping, your spending and shopping habits are being tracked.  I know for some people, it is equivalent to invasion of privacy to some extent.  I don’t mind, I have nothing to hide.  If anything, I like it sometimes as I get offers for products that I usually buy.  One of the good things for having your shopping habit tracked is that, if you bought a recalled product, they send you an email.  I received an email last year about a double-adaptor (not for firewire audio interface, no).  It took me awhile to round up those as I bought two packs of 2.  I took them to the shops last week and got a refund. 



In our previous trip, we have been staying at an apartment with complete kitchen and dining facilities.  I couldn't get hold of their office a week before our trip so I decided to look for accommodation somewhere else.  

I checked the hotel that my friend recommended and it looks okay.  Affordable, free breakfast, fee wifi,close to the location that we know.  All good.  Plus we are only staying for a couple days only.

The moment we stepped in our room, we couldn't help comparing it with the apartment that we stayed before.  As Mcj said, this hotel makes the apartment look a lot better.  And that's saying a lot.  The apartment is an old building but the amenities and facilities are all in good quality and condition.  

Let it be known that, we are not going to be repeat customers here.  The only good thing going for us here is it has transport service to and from the airport, which mind you is not free but just the convenience of having a service readily available is good.

Let me say that this hotel is not something to write home to. 



My MIL bought me a sewing when I was pregnant.  The purpose of which was I can sew some things for my coming baby.  I was not working then so I had time to sew.  And I was pregnant.  I was able to sew some baby stuff, not much though.  The most that I have used my sewing machine was for mending or for hemming.  

We moved houses, so I packed my sewing machine.  It had not been unpacked for several years now.  What a shame really.  Sometimes, I get the urge or inclination to unpack it and some thing but as soon as I get home, I am just too tired and can't be bothered.

I own a sewing kit though.  Lookie, lookie.  Pretty, I'd say.  Do ata cases look like this?  

Mind you, I bought this from Aldi and this is from the Philippines, my birth country.  I like it very much as it can hold all of my supplies.  I have more supplies but if they don't fit here, then I don't need them, I reckon.

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