Sunlife Financial Asks: Are You Ready for a BLISSFUL FAMILY LIFE Ahead?

Sunlife Financial Asks: Are You Ready for a BLISSFUL FAMILY LIFE Ahead?

“Bahala na (come what may)…”

Derived from the word “Bathala” and now the phrase “Bahala na” signifies the Filipinos’ way of learning the rest to the care of God. It has a lot of meanings, but it is more associated with the primary sense of “come what may; It is up to God”. But then, this worldview is fatalistic, for it relies on fate which is from the Islamic beliefs.(source)

Guilty. I am guilty of living one day at a time, not planning for anything but what to eat today and how to pay the bills at the end of the month. Heck, I am not even planning for my daughters’ college tuition fees! I realized lately that while it is good to enjoy life and what we have worked hard for, it won’t hurt to save a little for the ‘rainy days’ and for the unknown future.

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What if I die today? What will happen to my kids?

I never thought of this until now. I hope it’s not too late.

Crowdsource the BLISS of a #LiveFreePH

How do you feel about the future? Is your family doing okay? Are the people around you hopeful or gloomy? With the Brighter Life Index: Social Sentiment or BLISS, Sun Life will show how optimism, prosperity, and the bayanihan spirit can produce a positive ripple from ourselves to our loved ones and to the community where we live.

BLISS is a Facebook application that aims to get the pulse of Filipinos about their current financial situation as well as their outlook for the future.

“BLISS gives us the canvas to paint our #LiveFreePH campaign. Through crowdsourcing, we seek the brightest spots while also determining the areas that are in need of a bit more sunshine,” explained Sun Life of Canada (Philippines), Inc. Chief Marketing Officer Mylene Lopa. “Together with the Sun Life Foundation, we will help turn dim prospects to bright opportunities.”

How BLISS Happens

Harnessing the power of crowdsourcing, BLISS gathers insights directly from consumers by asking Filipinos about their current state and their outlook for the future. Responses will be collected primarily via Facebook.

Happy Filipino Family

The results will be embodied by a map of the Philippines, where positive sentiments will be represented by sunny weather, while negative ones will be indicated by thunderstorms. This will be updated real time, with different aggregations available for viewing.

BLISS will also radiate warmth in real life, as the Sun Life Foundation pledges to match survey responses with a donation to help localities with bleak outlooks, as indicated by the stormy icons in the results map. Inspired by the practice of bayanihan (communal work), the initiative translates insight to action, via the information that will be shared by online users.

“Sun Life Foundation believes in action that is powered by insight, and we’re bringing that to the social media platform through BLISS,” said Sun Life Foundation Executive Director Anne Zillah Flores. “We’re taking it further by actually responding to the gaps that will be determined. We will fund projects to help communities with bleak prospects so they can adopt a brighter outlook.”

BLISS to #LiveFreePH

From the present to the future, BLISS narrates the changing story of Filipinos from multiple points of view: self, family, and community. Income, health, and work-life balance are identified as personal concerns; food, nutrition and financial security comprise the familial territory; while access to quality education, healthcare, and livelihood opportunities are the societal factors that impact the nation as a whole. When addressed properly, these concerns can become the building blocks of a nationwide movement towards financial independence.

“From BLISS, we lay down the blueprint of #LiveFreePH – to practice foresight by being conscious of our needs while sharing the benefits of living the brighter life,” Lopa said. “We hope that by working together towards financial freedom, we can create a story of a prosperous and optimistic nation, because in our journey to financial freedom, we can go far if we go together.”

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About Sun Life Financial

Celebrating 150 years in 2015, Sun Life Financial is a leading international financial services organization providing a diverse range of protection and wealth products and services to individuals and corporate customers. Sun Life Financial and its partners have operations in a number of markets worldwide, including Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Japan, Indonesia, India, China, Australia, Singapore, Vietnam, Malaysia and Bermuda. As of March 31, 2015, the Sun Life Financial group of companies had total assets under management of $813 billion. For more information please visit

Let Us Support Plush and Play – Proudly Pinoy Made Plush Toys!

Let Us Support Plush and Play – Proudly Pinoy Made Plush Toys!

Plush and Play

Plush and Play is a social enterprise born in the GK Enchanted Farm 2 years ago. We are creating unique Filipino inspired stuffed toys, handcrafted and home-made by hard working resident mothers from Gawad Kalinga communities.

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Pan Talong, Ryan Bawang, Karla Mansi, Maria Manga, Dalan Daniel, Sili Crawford, Fili Pinya, Apple de Ap, Antonio Repolyo, Manny Pakwan, Jessica Saging, Buko Martin, Anne Kamatis

Plush and Play aims to restore the Filipino seamstresses’ livelihood and pride in their craftsmanship; and to inspire the next generation of young Filipinos.

With a first line of fruits and veggie themed toys, named after local icons, Plush and Play is delighting the young ones in the Philippines and in the world while providing mothers with an opportunity to attend to the needs of their kids at home.

Plush and Play Core Values (PLUSH Acronym):

  • Protect our children
  • Love our country
  • Uplift the lives of the poor
  • Share this wonderful gift to others
  • Honor locally made products

Plush and Play Objectives:

  • Employment: Provide sources of incomes for 1,000 families by 2024.
  • Education: Continuously inspire and raise a new generation of young heroes and local social entrepreneurs.
  • Equality: In 2024, no children in the Philippines will be deprived of their right to play growing up without toys.
  • Standards: Continuously set new standards in the country’s toy industry for safety, social and environmental impacts.
  • Impact to date: 22 families, 70,000 toys, over Php2 Million revenue for the community

Launch in Toy Kingdom this coming October! 1st Filipino Inspired and Made Plush to enter Toy Kingdom!

Plush and Play Toy Kingdom

Hand-stitched with love, stuffed with dreams this is what Plush and Play offers.

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British Technology Company Dyson Launches in Cebu

British Technology Company Dyson Launches in Cebu

‘Design is only truly beautiful when it works properly. People don’t want something that just looks good, it’s got to do a good job and it has to be simple to use.’ – James Dyson

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For James Dyson, frustration proved the mother of invention. In 1979, when James bought the then top-of-the-range vacuum cleaners, he became frustrated with how it instantly clogged and began to lose suction. The engineer’s instinct kicked in. He ripped open the bag and noticed a layer of dust inside, clogging the pores. A fundamental flaw with vacuum technology undetected and unchallenged for almost 100 years. James became determined to develop a better vacuum cleaner that worked properly.

In 1993 James launched the first bagless vacuum cleaner. It was the result of 5,127 prototypes and 15 years of frustration and perseverance. An unconventional idea that proved the right place to start. 18 months after the launch it became the bestselling vacuum in the U.K.

From one inventor, the Dyson ranks have swelled to 6,000 people. And Dyson is now more than just vacuum cleaners. We’ve created our own motor, engineered cordless machines and introduced bladeless fans. Dyson machines are available in 75 countries worldwide. Dyson remains the market-leader in the UK, and also in the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Western Europe, Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Singapore. Now Dyson launches in Cebu.

We know there’s a real appetite for exceptional technology across the Philippines,” says James Dyson. “Smaller, high performance machines are the future. And we have seen that people appreciate the problemsolving nature of Dyson technology. We’re taking things one step at a time; we started in Manila and are now launching in Cebu. 

New Dyson High Performance Machines

James Dyson Vacuum | Dyson Cebu

Dyson DC74 or Dyson Fluffy, as it is affectionately known – the vacuum cleaner which is engineered to tackle and remove 98 percent of dust and debris on hard floors without leaving a scratch behind. Sitting at the core of Dyson Fluffy is the Dyson digital motor V6.  Spinning at 110,000RPM – five times faster than a Formula 1 car engine – the Dyson digital motor V6 gives this vacuum cleaner the most powerful suction of any cordless vacuum. Suction starts strong and stays consistent due to the fade-free nickel manganese cobalt battery technology and patented cyclone technology, offering twenty minutes of constant suction. Combined with Dyson’s patented 2 Tier Radial™ cyclone technology – which flings dust out of the air and into the bin, separating out even microscopic particles – Dyson Fluffy offers the power of a full-size vacuum cleaner

Dyson Air Multiplier fan | Dyson Cebu

Dyson Cool. Six years ago, inventor James Dyson bid farewell to the blade by inventing the world’s first bladeless fan. Previously, fans relied on the spinning blades to cool, but blades chop the air before it hits you. Dyson’s Air Multiplier™ technology accelerates air through an annular aperture to create a jet of air, which passes over an airfoil-shaped ramp. What you get is a smooth, high-velocity airflow, less the unsightly blades which can pose a risk to curious young children.

Kenneth Cobonpue– globally renowned, multi-awarded furniture designer whose roster of clientele includes Brad Pitt and royalty—is impressed. He refers to Dyson Cool fans as “marvels of form and function.” Says Cobonpue: “Dyson has done what is perhaps the most difficult thing for engineers to do: to improve a reliable design that has worked for decades.”

Where to Find Dyson in Cebu and Manila

From September 2015 Dyson machines will be available in Rustan’s Cebu as well as the following stores in Manila: Century City Mall (Dyson Concept Store), Rustan’s Makati, Rustan’s Shangri-La, Rustan’s Cebu, Rustan’s Gateway, Abenson Ascott, Duty Free Philippines, Anson’s Makati, Robinson’s Appliance Magnolia, True Value Rockwell, True Value Estancia and True Value 8Forbes

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How to Commute to Enchanted Kingdom

How to Commute to Enchanted Kingdom

How to Commute to Enchanted Kingdom
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I have made several posts about Enchanted Kingdom’s newest attractions but never on how to commute to the magical place from Manila.

How to Commute to Enchanted Kingdom

Ayala Center Terminal in Makati

A shuttle service to Enchanted Kingdom is available at Park Square 1 Carpark Building, Theater Drive corner A. Arnaiz Avenue, Ayala Center. You may call +63 (02) 830-3535 for assistance.

Enchanted Kingdom Shuttle Service Schedule

By Public Utility Bus – At Taft corner Buendia, ride a bus going to Balibago Complex and get off at WalterMart. From there ride a tricycle (P36.00) to Enchanted Kingdom. If you’re coming from Alabang, there are also buses there going to Balibago Complex.

By Public Bus: Jam Liner Transit

Bus Company: Jam Liner Transit
Location: Pasay City near Buendia LRT station Bus
Route: Balibago (Waltermart: Sta. Rosa, Laguna)
Fare: PhP 61.00
Travel Time: 45 minutes to 1 hour

Bus Company: JAC Liner
Location: Pasay City near Buendia LRT station Bus
Route: Balibago (Waltermart: Sta. Rosa, Laguna)
Fare: PhP 61.00
Travel Time: 45 minutes to 1 hour

By Van

  • From Cavite – we are from Cavite so what we did was rode a bus to Dasmarinas, Cavite, get-off at Robinson’s Dasma and rode a van to Waltermart Sta. Rosa. From there you can ride a tricycle to Enchanted Kingdom.
  • From Manila/Quezon City
    • Location: EDSA Crossing (in front of Star Mall EDSA)
    • Van / FX Route: Balibago (Waltermart: Sta. Rosa, Laguna)
    • Fare: PhP 80.00
    • Travel Time: 45 minutes to 1 hour

Enchanted Kingdom is located in San Lorenzo South, Sta. Rosa, Laguna.

Here is the park’s latest attraction as of September 2015:

Air Race 6.4 FLYING NOW at Enchanted Kingdom!

Air Race 6.4, Zamperla’s latest family thrill ride, will land at the Spaceport zone of Enchanted Kingdom (EK) and will be launched in a few weeks as part of the continuous celebration of the 19th anniversary of EK, the first and only world-class theme park in the country.It has been an EK tradition to offer something new during the park’s anniversary. This year, EK CEO and President and International Association of Amusement Rides and Attractions (IAAPA) 2014 Chairman Mario Mamon worked closely with Zamperla, a theme rides designing and manufacturing company best known for creating thrill rides and roller coasters worldwide, for the installation of the Air Race 6.4

This new ride will provide park guests with another exhilarating experience combined with a remarkable visual impact. According to Zamperla, it simulates the ambiance of an “acrobatic airplane flight” with banks, loops, dives, and weightlessness that will surprise even the thrill-ride explorers. It can accommodate 24 riders in one cycle as it has six (6), four-seater aero planes. Only passengers with a height of 4 ft. (120cm or 48’’) and above will be allowed to try this ride.

Experience the new Air Race Ride. Flying now at Enchanted Kingdom!

Enchanted Kingdom Park Schedule 2015:

January 1 to 4 DAILY 10:00am to 12:00mn Weekend/Holiday
January 5 to 11 Monday to Friday 12:00nn to 7:00pm Weekday
Saturday & Sunday 11:00am to 9:00pm Weekend
January 12 to March 29 Monday to Wednesday CLOSED
Thursday & Friday 12:00nn to 7:00pm Weekday
Saturday & Sunday 11:00am to 9:00pm Weekend
March 30 to April 5 (Holy Week) Monday to Friday CLOSED
Saturday & Sunday 11:00am to 9:00pm Weekend
April 6 to June 7 Monday & Tuesday CLOSED
Wednesday to Friday 2:00pm to 9:00pm Weekday
Saturday & Sunday 11:00am to 9:00pm Weekend
April 9 (Araw ng Kagitingan) Thursday 11:00am to 9:00pm Weekend
May 1 (Labor Day) Friday 11:00am to 9:00pm Weekend
May 23 Saturday 1:00pm to 10:00pm Weekend
June 8 to August 16 Monday to Thursday CLOSED
Friday 12:00nn to 7:00pm Weekday
Saturday & Sunday 11:00am to 9:00pm Weekend
June 12 (Independence Day) Friday 11:00am to 9:00pm Weekend
June 19 (Laguna Day) Friday 11:00am to 9:00pm Weekend
July 17 (Eid’l Fitr) Friday 11:00am to 9:00pm Weekend
August 17 to September 13 Monday to Wednesday CLOSED
Thursday & Friday 12:00nn to 7:00pm Weekday
Saturday & Sunday 11:00am to 9:00pm Weekend
August 21 (Ninoy Aquino Day) Friday 11:00am to 9:00pm Weekend
August 31 (National Heroes Day) Monday 11:00am to 9:00pm Weekend
September 14 to December 13 Monday & Tuesday CLOSED
Wednesday to Friday 12:00nn to 7:00pm Weekday
Saturday & Sunday 11:00am to 9:00pm Weekend
September 24 (Eid’l Adha) Thursday 11:00am to 9:00pm Weekend
November 2 (All Souls Day) Monday 11:00am to 9:00pm Weekend
November 30 (Bonifacio Day) Monday 11:00am to 9:00pm Weekend
December 14 to 17 Monday to Thursday 11:00am to 9:00pm Weekend
December 18 to January 3, 2016 DAILY 10:00am to 12:00mn Weekend
December 24 & 31 Thursday 10:00am to 7:00pm Weekend

Enchanted Kingdom Ticket Rates

Ready to experience the magic?


Kitchen Renovation on a Budget

Kitchen Renovation on a Budget

Entrepremom’s Tips: Kitchen Renovation on a Budget

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Brick patios make kitchen renovation easy on the pocket. If you move in into a new house and finds out that the kitchen is kind of outdated, you got to start planning for a renovation! Here’s how you can do it:

A Complete Renovation
If you have enough savings for a kitchen renovation, then by all means do a complete one. Just be reminded that new kitchen appliances, electrics, floor and wall tiles, decors plus the fees you need to pay for your plumbers, cost a lot. If you opt for a complete renovation, go all the way because cutting corners would often lead to not-so-good outcomes.

Kitchen Door Replacement
The door makes impressions, this is why it is recommended to keep it in top shape. More often than not, the kitchen is still okay, it’s the door that look a little worn. Once this gets replaced, the kitchen will feel like new. This is necessary especially if you have a limited budget and you are facing an old and tired kitchen. It might not give you a brand new kitchen, but this provides a cost-effective solution to your kitchen problem.

Here are some benefits when you decide to replace your door and worktops:

  • The new style of the countertops will surely complement your theme
  • New kitchen doors will now match your custom kitchen
  • To complete the look, invest in matching kick boards, plinths, and cornices.

Some people are just so blessed that they can come up with good things out of plain wood, nails and a hammer. Go around your neighborhood and look for kitchen carcasses so you can build your own kitchen. If you are the DIY type then probably you have all the necessary tools to fix and upcycle some kitchen stuff.

Hope these options can help prolong the life of your kitchen until you can afford to do a complete kitchen overhaul.

Do you have any other tip? Feel free to comment below.


Keep Your Kids Healthy, Give Them Ceelin Plus Everyday!

Keep Your Kids Healthy, Give Them Ceelin Plus Everyday!

In this time and age, we can finally feel the repercussions of what mankind has done to our environment. We can all feel the effects of climate change and we experience pollution every single day the moment we step out of our house. The results? Diseases and viruses have become stronger, aggressive and more difficult to treat.


Because of this, we must give more importance to immunity. It should be given topmost priority to gain non-negotiable health benefits.

How To Boost the Immunity of Your Kids

We are fighting against strains of viruses we know nothing about. As moms, we only want to protect our kids from these by providing them healthy food, put them in a strict “all good food” diet, give them milk, biscuits and other vitamin-fortified foods. But as we all know, these are not enough.

Changing times call for superior protection from Ceelin Plus. It has Vitamin PLUS Zinc for Proteksiyong Plus. With Ceelin Plus, our kids are given another layer of protection — the first one is the Ceelin Helmet which stands for Vitamin C and the additional layer (Plus) is the shield representing Zinc.

Ceelin Plus

The Vitamin C and Zinc found in Ceelin Plus can actually reduce the severity and shorten the bout of sickness. Imagine what it can do if it’s used every day – it can really protect the child from getting sick.

Ceelin Plus also has an advantage over other Vitamin C and Zinc products. It has ZincPlus technology which ensures the correct levels of Vitamin C and Zinc, giving the assurance that the child is superiorly protected.

Ceelin Plus

Ang batang naka-Ceelin Plus, may Proteksyong Plus!

Thinking Out Loud

Thinking Out Loud

I miss sharing my thoughts to everyone through blogging, the same way I miss thinking about so many things,
going out just because I feel like it,
and eating out with friends because there’s nothing else to do at home,

I noticed that the last post I made was in June this year, and sadly realized that I got caught up in life’s crazy web that I forgot how it is to really live.

There were so many unanswered questions that if it is okay to shut my mind for a while, I will.

The question is, am I still happy? Yes, I guess so.

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Hear “I Love You, Sabado!” again in Jollibee Stores!

Hear “I Love You, Sabado!” again in Jollibee Stores!

The “I Love You, Sabado!” Relaunch in Cebu

Jollibee has always been a child’s best buddy, at least for us Filipino kids. It’s part of our culture, an icon that can no longer be erased in our hearts and mind, it is part of us. And just like its name, their “I Love You, Sabado!” jingle tugs at our heartstrings.

When I was little, a trip to Jollibee would cost my mom thousands of money, know why? Because we had to travel all the way to Cebu or Manila to get the latest Jollibee meal. My kids are luckier nowadays — All they need to do is cross the street when they want Jollibee.

The relaunch of the “I Love You, Sabado!” jingle brings a lot of memories to us 30 somethings. We were kids when the original version was launched and we all know how special each Jollibee memory is for us.

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Jollibee time means quality time. Back in the days, Saturday is the only time when Dad and Mom are home. Nowadays, mom and dad often has to work weekends, this is why Jollibee has brought back to life this campaign, as they believe that the message still holds true in this day and age.

“Jollibee is going all-out on this campaign in line with our goal of engaging even more Filipino families across the country. We will make this a yearly advocacy by enjoining the whole nation to celebrate every first weekend of July thereafter as a National Family Bonding Weekend. Then and Now, this is what our brand proudly stands for,” Harvey Ong, Jollibe VP for Marketing.

On a personal note, Saturday isn’t the only day we can spend time with our kids. Make it Sunday, or Monday, every day, whenever you feel like it. Make each special day with your kids a Jollibee day. Trust me, they’ll adore you for that.

My kids are both Jollibee lovers, us included. How can I say no to their thick and juicy, Filipino-style burgers? How can I resist the call of their extremely hot and sweet Peach Mango Pie? Oh, and I guess they should make the Tuna Pie a regular on their menu. What did I forget? oh, the juicy Chicken Joy!

Jollibee baby | "I Love You, Sabado!"

Jollibee Fries

Jollibee Naga
Tara na sa Jollibee!


Dandy Nappy Cloth Diaper Giveaway

Dandy Nappy Cloth Diaper Giveaway

We started our cloth diaper journey quite late into my daughter’s toddler life. She started wearing cloth diapers a few days before her 3rd birthday, that’s 9 months ago (she still wears them at night until now…shhhh hahaha) Even so, I have saved around Php10,000 already from those 9 months alone. How much more if we started earlier?

Reasons Why We Love Cloth Diapers

You see, cloth diapers are amazing and should I have known earlier that there were awesome yet affordable brands like Dandy Nappy available locally, I would have tried using them on Lana when she was much younger.

If somebody asks me now why I’d choose cloth over sposies in a heartbeat? I’d gladly tell her these things:

Reasons Why We Love Cloth Diapers

By using cloth, you are actually doing something good for the environment. In the United States alone, 18 billion used sposies are produced annually. Shocking numbers, but this is reality! Used diapers sit in landfills for about 200 years or so, imagine?!?

At an average, Lana uses 6 of sposies each day, totaling to 2,190 per year. And how much each one costs again? Some costs P40, the cheapest we used was P10. So let’s say at P10, total would be P21,900 right? Holy guacamole! Lots of cash went into the drain, or should I say, landfill?

Here’s a good comparison table by Mommy Michelle:


Rash-free Bums
Lana’s bum is so sensitive that it needed Vandol after each diaper change. Everything has changed after we switched to cloth, no more diaper rash since then. Disposables are just so full of unnecessary chemicals which are causing these rashes.

Trendy and Cute
Cloth diapers are trendy and available in all sort of cute prints and types. Dandy Nappy has a lot of good prints to choose from and choosing the best can be very overwhelming! When it comes to brands,  I suggest trying a few brands first before choosing the best one for you.

They’re inexpensive
Cloth diapers come in various types and each has a corresponding price tag. The cheapest we bought so far was P190 (bulk price). Prices could go as high as 4000 for a diaper, crazy! But guess what, there is a market for that super duper expensive cloth. I personally don’t believe that one has to spend so much on cloth diapers, a stash or 30 will do. Beyond that, it’s a luxury, which I personally think defeats the purpose of using cloth diapers to “save money”. But then again, to each his own. If you can afford it, splurge!

They Have Resale Value
Wash your diapers well and you can sell them for at least 50% of their original price, even higher.

Still not convinced? Why not give it a try? Join my giveaway!


  • Contest runs from June 1 – 8
  • The winner’s name will be announced on Monday, June 8 2PM
  • Open nationwide

Dandy Nappy Cloth Diapers  Giveaway

Dandy Nappy and I are are giving away the 3 diapers below to 1 lucky mom! These are all All-in-One (AIO) cloth diapers, the same type of cloth diapers Lana is using until now. We love these AIOs because they’re easy to put on and lasts overnight. Some say that washing can be a problem with AIOs, of course not! Wash it just like how you wash other types of cloth diapers. Got stains? The sun is your best friend! I can no longer count how many times I’ve sun dried our Dandy Nappy AIOs yet its colors stay bright and the sewed inserts are still white.

all in one diapers
ALL-IN-ONE (aio) cloth diaper. The easiest diapers to use! No more stuffing and folding! Just put on baby and go! Great feature: 2 inserts are stitched inside, giving you 2 options. Lay the staydry insert on top so baby stays dry, or lay the bamboo cotton jersey insert on top for babies with sensitive skin. Total of 6 layers of super absorbent fabric! Great for heavy wetters and night time use!

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Disclaimer: Product samples for giveaway were provided for free by Dandy Nappy, but all thoughts given in this post are all mine. I was not compensated in any way to promote Dandy Nappy.


WAHM Daily: Starting Over Again

WAHM Daily: Starting Over Again

downloadA few days ago, just when I was dealing with a broken wallet, weekend orders, and an unreliable DSL connection, I realized that my kids’ website was nowhere to be found.deleted website, how to recover



After talking to a rep from my hosting company, it dawned on me that the blog is REALLY gone, along with 7 years of milestones, stories, events, and homeschool posts. And there’s nothing I can do about it.

So how did it vanish? They told me that their backup of May 11, 2014 no longer include the website, meaning, it got deleted before that. Too bad that their backup supersedes the previous backups so should I have checked that it was missing BEFORE May 11, 2015, there was a huge chance of it getting restored.

Who deleted it? Were there any chances of sabotage? Their system says no, all logins that came in were from me. So…it dawned on me (again!) that I probably deleted it by accident. I counted the days and it could have been deleted first week of May — a time when I was so absorbed in my own little drama, feeling depressed like it was my first time to be eaten by a serious financial problem. THERE.

The lesson here? NEVER tweak your cPanel when you’re depressed and to ALWAYS, ALWAYS BACKUP. 

How Can I Recover It? I was given two options: restore the backups from February 15, 2010 or the one from May 19, 2015. Neither. Both are useless.

So here I am, gathering everything that I could from cached pages and slowly re-building the website. It is time consuming, tedious and frustrating, but there is a reason behind all these. MAYBE, the website really needed some facelift (sana na download ko man lang ang XML di ba?), or MAYBE, it was a way to get rid of all those links that the website has accumulated over the years.

Whatever the reason is, isa lang masasabi ko: “ANG HARSH MO!”