Friday, July 10, 2015

Reblogged: 7 Powerful Reasons Why You Should Believe in Yourself

When I was in grade school until high school, I considered myself as an introvert.  I was afraid of talking to people.  I even afraid to have many friends.  I only have few.  I always wanted to be best in sports but nobody push me to do so.  I dreamt to be a beauty queen but I knew that I have no qualities of being so.  My dream was to be a news anchor but I'm not good in public speaking and afraid of the video camera.  I wanted to be a writer but I my grammar and composition is so poor.  And a lot lot more dreams that are still dream in the present.  And then I realized that I was not introvert but an insecure person.  I don't believe in myself.  I am afraid to be judged.  I have fear of being bullied.  And I can't face unfavorable comments and failures.

But as I grow older, it made me realized that I underestimate my capacity to be me.  I always put hindrances to my dreams.  I never gave myself a chance to be the best that I can be.  Achieving our goals and dreams are our responsibility.  All we need is to believe in ourselves.

Here are the reason why we should believe in ourselves:

7 Powerful Reasons Why You Should Believe in Yourself by Oskar Nowik

Some people say it’s resources, luck, background or connections that create successful people. Whereas I surely agree that all these and many other factors influence the path of every individual, the most contributing factor to achieving something significant is self-belief. Without this key ingredient, there’s not a lot that could help you.“The biggest difference I’ve noticed between successful people and unsuccessful people isn’t intelligence or opportunity or resources. It’s the belief that they can make their goals happen.”James ClearTo put yourself on the track to success, you need to understand that your brain always plays against you. It doesn’t care about your big goals, the only thing it wants is to keep you alive. Therefore, we experience procrastination, self-doubt, negative thinking, anxiety and so on. The sure-fire way to overcome these obstacles is to not believe in them and truly believe in yourself.

1. If you don’t believe in yourself, who else will?Honestly, if you don’t believe you’re going to succeed, then how on earth would anybody else do? Let’s say you want to build a successful business and you need to convince the investors that your idea is the one worth putting funds into.The first thing is to absolutely believe your concept is going to succeed, otherwise no one will trust in it. You won’t either.Imagine living a life without arms and legs. This is the reality of Nick Vujicic. Most people including himself doubted his ability to live a normal life. He even attempted suicide. The moment he found belief, however, was the turning point.Now, Nick lives a life without limitations, traveling the world and inspiring millions of people to believe in themselves, regardless of circumstances.

2. You build self-confidence. If you are not confident enough, you’ll break like a twig the first time you face an obstacle. Whatever you want to achieve, there will be countless barriers questioning your competences. The only way to get through them is by being confident enough that you can and will.This confidence comes from within, from the deep belief in yourself and your abilities.

3. You are one step closer to winning and succeeding. There’s that one goal you have in mind for a long time. You know what it takes to get there and you know the examples of people who did it successfully. Now that the path is clear, what you need is to believe that you can do it as well, and then take action.By creating that positive attitude, you realize that what separates you from accomplishing your goal is just the matter of time and work. This feeling of being closer to your target drastically increases your chances of hitting it.

4. You inspire yourself to take action. Once you literally see yourself arriving at the desired finish line, you are highly motivated to work toward your goal. You know it’s doable and within your reach, so you attempt until you finally get there.Michael Jordan failed countless times. As he admits, he missed thousands of shots and lost hundreds of games. However, he realized that’s part of the process so he used it as a driving force to work even harder. He also emphasizes it’s failure that enabled him huge success.Jordan’s attitude is something everyone should borrow. When you fail over and over again, be aware that you are just getting closer to a triumph.

5. You form positive attitude required to success.“Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.”Winston ChurchillBeing negative and visioning the worst scenario is the easiest way to never achieve your goals. Due to self-belief, your attitude becomes the right one. There’s no way to convince a man with the wrong mindset that he can. Same goes for telling people with a positive attitude that they can’t. It’s like water off a duck’s back, they don’t hear the negative talk from the naysayers.

6. You realize failure is part of the process and temporary. Niklas Hed together with his mobile game development team created 51 games and all them were failures. This, however, enabled them to build Angry Birds, an app that dominated the app store and became a world wide phenomenon.Countless failures seemed to be the secret to succeeding. Some could think that creating 51 unsuccessful games means the failure is inescapable. But it turned out to be just temporary.Now, when you experience nothing but constant failure, don’t give up, maybe the next attempt is your pivotal moment.

7. You let the negative thoughts fade away. “Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you’ll start having positive results.”Willie NelsonHow many times did you tell yourself you can’t? I used to do it way too often. Finding an excuse that seems reasonable is incredibly easy, since our brains love to rationalize.By feeding your brain with positive thinking and self-belief affirmations, you create no space for pessimistic thoughts. And even when they arrive from time to time, your confident attitude beats them instantly.

                                                                                                       Think Positive Be Positive!!

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Recipe: Ginataang Seafood with Sigarillas(Winged Beans)

Happy Rainy days Yamisweeters!

During wet season, we have limited things to do.  That's why food is our comfort.  Masarap kumain kaya masarap magluto.  Today I want to share my favorite dish-"Ginataan".  I grew up in Quezon Province where coconuts are our source of income.  Our house is surrounded by skinny and tall coconut trees.  Every morning, my mother roam around our surrounding to look for the fallen coconuts.  Kaya lahat ng gulay sa amin ay niluluto sa gata. Kaya favorite ko ang "ginataan dish"

This is one of my favorite.  Seafood Ginataan.  To have a complete menu, I added vegetables to have a complete nutrients for the family.  I added sigarillas(winged beans) and organic green bell pepper. 

Mga sangkap:

2 handful sigarillas(winged beans)
2 1/2 cups of warm water
1 coconut(grated)
3 pcs organic bell pepper
2 pcs crab
6-8 pcs shrimp(medium size)
salt and pepper to taste

Paraan ng pagluluto:

1. Lagyan ng 2 1/2 tasang maligamgam na tubig ang kinayod na niyog at katasin.  (Tip: mas maganda kung bibili ng niyog at ipapakayod at ikaw ang magkakatas, mas sigurado ka na malinis)
2.  Hiwain ang sigarilyas mga 1.5 pulgada(inches)
3. Hugasang mabuti ang mga gulay.
4.  Ilagay sa kawali ang gata, lagyan ng asin at bawang.  Haluin hanggang kumulo.
5.  Ilagay ang hipon at alimasag.  Pakuluin hanggang maging kulay pula ang hipon at alimasag.
6. Ilagay ang sigarilyas at green bell pepper.
7. Lagyan ng paminta.
8. Pakuluin hanggang maluto ang sigarilyas at tikman. Dagdagan ng asin kung kulang sa lasa.

Simple at masustansyang pagkain.  Ginataang seafoods at sigarillas

Easy to cook, healthy and delicious.

Serve with home fruit juice and a smile.

Enjoy your meal!

                                                                                                              Till my next recipe!!

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Recipe: Peanut Butter Banana Quesadillas

Mahilig akong maghanap ng recipe sa web, mahilig din akong mag-collect ng mga cookbooks.  Nakita ko itong recipe na ito at natuwa akong gawin kasi madali lang at magandang maging bonding session namin ng mga anak ko.  Nakita ko itong recipe na ito sa Budget Bytes.  Kaya eto ang version ko.  Masarap sya na merienda at pwede din breakfast. 


  • 1 8-inch whole wheat tortilla
  • 2 Tbsp natural peanut butter
  • ½ medium banana
  • 1 Tbsp semi-sweet chocolate chips

  1. Spread the peanut butter over the surface of the tortilla.
  2. Slice the banana very thinly and then arrange the slices over half of the tortilla. Sprinkle the chocolate chips over the banana slices and then fold the tortilla in half.
  3. Cook the quesadilla in a skillet over medium-low heat until golden brown and crispy on both sides.

                                                                                                         Till my next recipe!!!!!