Top Social Manners You Should Teach Your Child

What is an etiquette? It refers to socially acceptable behavior. It means good behavior which distinguishes human from animals.

At a very young age, you should teach your child how to behave well and how to respond correctly especially to elders. This way, you can be proud to let everyone know that you have raised a good person.

Let me share with you the top social manners that every children should know.

 

  1. Say PLEASE when asking.

  2. Say THANK YOU when receiving.

  3. Say EXCUSE ME when you have to pass by or if you need to go out/leave an ongoing conversation esp in class or group conversation.

  4. Look IN THE EYES when talking to someone.

  5. LET others to FINISH before you speak.

  6. Shake hands FIRMLY.

  7. Say po or opo, yes ma’am or yes sir when talking to grown ups.

  8. GREET people with “Hi!”, “Hello!”, or “How are you?”.

  9. Say SORRY when you’ve done something wrong.

  10. OPEN DOORS for others or OFFER help.

 

Teach these things to your children in a nice way and avoid yelling just to let them know what they should do. Why? Yelling silences your message. Speak quietly so children CAN HEAR YOUR WORDS instead of just your voice.

 

Posted in Health, Lifestyle, Promos

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  • It improves bones’ mobility.
  • It improves posture.
  • It helps in circulation of blood.
  • It improves breathing.
  • It relaxes our body.
  • Reduces stress.

These are not all of the advantages of receiving a good massage, but those are the top that you can get from it. And who doesn’t love to have a massage???

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Posted in Food & Drinks, Lifestyle, Recipes

#Recipe of the Day: Stir-Fried Spinach

Here’s another healthy and delicious recipe that you can prepare for your family or for your “balik-alindog” project. It can be served with meat or fish as a side dish.

 

stir-fried spinach

What you’ll need:

5 slices bacon, chopped

2 tbsp butter

2 tbsp minced garlic

1 onion, chopped

3 bags baby spinach leaves

salt and pepper to taste

hard boiled eggs/quail eggs (optional)

Procedure:

  1. Heat the pan over medium heat. Fry the bacon until crispy. Drain and set aside.
  2. Melt the butter. Sauté garlic and onion.
  3. Add the spinach and bacon. Reduce heat and cook for 5 minutes.
  4. Season with salt and pepper.
  5. Serve with chopped hard boiled eggs or quail eggs.

Another option is to add sliced shiitake mushroom or sliced button mushroom. You can serve this with fried fish or roasted pork and rice, or bread.

Posted in Business, Lifestyle, Technology, Tips & Ideas

#Tip of the Day: How to Separate First Name and Last Name in Microsoft Excel

It’s TIP OF THE DAY Tuesday!

Whether you’re working at the office or at home, this will be very helpful to you especially if you’re dealing with contact list or database. Of course, we don’t want to MANUALLY sort the names and consume a lot of time with one task that you can do in a snap, right?

So today, as obviously mentioned in the title of this post, I’ll be sharing with you some tips/tricks on how you can do name separation in Microsoft Excel effortlessly. There are two ways that we can do this. First is name by USING FORMULAS and second is by USING FLASH FILL.

Let us start with the first trick: FORMULAS.

1. Prepare your table with list of full name. Add two more columns for first name and last name.

2. Start to separate the first name using this formula:

Example:

3. Proceed on the last name using the below formula:

Example:

4. Click on the cell of first name/last name and drag the small dot (found on the lower right corner of the cell) downwards. You may also double click that small dot to copy the formula in the entire column.

Easy, right? Now let’s make it EASIER than that. ^_^

This next trick is the FLASH FILL. This is like “following the leader” technique. It follows the pattern that you set on your first row of name separation. Let’s proceed!

1. Prepare your table with list of full name. Add two more columns for first name and last name.

2. Type the pattern for first name and last name on the first row (first full name).

Example:

Type Joyce, as the first name, on B2 cell.

Type Lee, as the last name, on the C2 cell.

3. Click the first pattern. In the above sample, B2 cell.

4. Hold CTRL + E on your keyboard. The list will automatically be filled up following the pattern.

5. Do the same thing for the last name. From the above sample, click on C2 cell. Then repeat #4.

That’s it! Cool, right? ^_^

Feel free to try them and let me know how it goes. Enjoy!

Posted in Family & Parenting, Lifestyle, Tips & Ideas

How to Cope Up with Your Emotions

Problems and trials in life are everywhere. Some may have lighter problems than the others but yes, ALL of us are battling with different problems.

Sometimes, we experience problems that seems unbearable that we become too depressed and hopeless. Some are brave enough to fight until the end, and sadly, some give up and commit suicide. I admit that there are a lot of times that I feel to do the latter. It’s REALLY HARD. And as the cliché goes, “No one understands you unless they are in the situation.” TRUE! It may seem so easy to give advice and stuffs but once they are in, it’s the time they feel and realize how hard to manage it.

But what if you are like me? I am the type of person who doesn’t easily tell everyone how I feel or what I’ve been going through. It’s always me and me alone. I feel more secured and comfortable with that. And when all the problems and anger have been filled up, I BURST. That’s the negative part of it. But I still choose to handle it alone.

We all struggle to keep cool and smile in all sorts of situations that are happening to us. And how do we cope up with our crazy emotions when we experience overwhelming problems? I may not be an expert but let me share with you some tips on how can we AT LEAST TRY to deal with our emotions.

SUICIDE will never be an option or a solution. Above all, NEVER forget to PRAY and ask for HIS guidance so that you may surpass all the trials that you encounter.

Posted in Recipes

#Recipe of the Day: Zucchini with Eggs

Let’s have some restaurant-feel at home. Today, I’m sharing a simple side dish or appetizer recipe that you can easily prepare at home to impress your family members.

Let’s get started!

 

zucchini and egg recipe

What you’ll need:

1 zucchini (pipino/pepino), sliced

4 eggs, beaten

2 tbsp cheddar or Parmesan cheese, grated

garlic powder to taste

salt and pepper to taste

2 tbsp oil (better if it is olive oil para bongga na ‘yan, healthy-healthy raw hehe)

Procedure:

  1. Stir cheese and eggs in a bowl, then set aside.
  2. Heat oil in a pan and cook zucchini until softened (about 7-10 minutes).
  3. Season the zucchini with garlic powder, salt and pepper.
  4. Reduce the heat and pour the egg mixture.
  5. Stir it while cooking for about 3 minutes.
  6. Turn off the heat and cover the pan. Let it covered for about 2 minutes more.
  7. Serve.

Let me know if you’ve tried the recipe and what are thoughts of your family members about it. 🙂

Posted in Facts & Random Thoughts, Lifestyle

Let It Go…

“Life becomes easier when you let go of the unneeded stress. If it’s out of your control, don’t let it worry you.”
I guess stress is a part of growing up. Life becomes harder because of stress that comes up along with our problems, our trials. But bear in mind that it’s how you understand the situation and manage it. 
This may sound easy, but it’s hard… YOU JUST NEED TO BE STRONG AND NEVER LET GO OF YOUR FAITH IN GOD AND TRUST YOURSELF THAT YOU’LL SURVIVE.

Posted in Tips & Ideas

TOP 12 MS Excel Shortcuts that You Should Know

It’s sad to accept the fact that during our school years, we did not learn much about MS Excel, well in fact it is the MOST used application/software (or whatever it should be properly called) when we enter the corporate world or simply when we start working. Honestly, I just learned the actual Excel when I started working in the office. Most of the things I learned about Excel are self-study, some are from our office trainings and some are from YouTube.

 

There’s a TON of MS Excel shortcuts but let me share with you some beneficial keyboard shortcuts that you should know. Open your MS Excel application and feel free to try the below shortcuts as we go along.

 

(Disclosure: These are random shortcuts depending on which I remembered first. ^_^)

 

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How was it? Hope these will be useful to you as these are to me. 🙂

 

Do you want to know more tips and tricks on Excel? Let me know which field or topic, or if you have questions that I may be able to answer. Comment down below.

 

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