James Deakin is a man who wears many hats. Who doesn’t recognize him? He’s a TV anchor, event host, motoring advocate, blogger, and social media personality. But with his multifaceted persona and the hectic schedule that he keeps, it’s his being a family man, a loving husband and father to three kids, two boys and a girl, that he values the most. It is no wonder then that Technomarine chose to honor James, a truly exemplary dad, this Father’s Day.

 

James Deakin

 

“Time, it’s the most precious commodity,” Deakin relates when asked about the biggest challenge of being a father. “The harder you work, the more successful you become, the more time becomes precious. So it gets very hard to find that balance.”

 

His daily schedule can become as erratic as the next, starting as early as 5 am. As someone who doesn’t keep a regular office job, making time for his family is indeed a challenge, one that he doesn’t back down from. But there are compromises, he admits, especially since he has to work to earn a living for his wife and his growing brood.

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James Deakin on Fatherhood, Forgiveness, and Having No Time to Wait

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Life Lessons #1

Hi Dear Readers!

 

Starting today, I’ll be sharing with you random thoughts that could inspire each and everyone. I hope, somehow, this could help us learn more in coping up with life and staying positive despite of all the trials that we’re facing.

 

So, LIFE LESSON #1:

 

“KEEP YOUR HEART FREE FROM HATE.”

 

Focus on what’s important in your life. Don’t waste your time hating people. It does no good to you emotionally and spiritually. Let God deal with these things. Don’t be consumed by hate because HATE or HATRED is a weak emotion. It’s a sign of failure.

 

HATRED IS SELF-PUNISHMENT. You are just letting yourself to be sad and miserable instead of being happy and enjoying life. You make yourself unproductive because HATE is your FOCUS.

 

Instead of hating things… hating people… DO SOMETHING positive that would benefit you. Let go of that hatred in your heart.

 

Spread love… Make your smile contagious. 🙂

 

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Brilliant Mother’s Day Gift from My Diamond

 

The brightest gift for mom is within your reach this Mother’s Day.

 

My Diamond offers a 45% discount on all jewelry from May 2 to 13, 2018 at all My Diamond stores nationwide! You can choose an 18k white gold ring with six pieces 0.54 carat diamond surrounded with 109 pieces of 0.64 diamonds from the Dream Collection, sliding diamond bangles of 18k white gold with 174 pieces of 1.25 carat diamonds or 14k white gold with 119 pieces of 0.77 carat diamonds, or classic baguette pave bangle of 14k white gold with 71 pieces of 1.44 carat diamonds.

 

This Mother’s Day, give something completely precious to someone who is truly diamond worthy with jewelry pieces from any My Diamond concept store in:

  • Ayala Center Cebu
  • Festival Mall
  • Gateway Mall
  • Glorietta 4
  • Greenbelt 3
  • LuckyChinatown Mall
  • Robinsons Place Manila
  • SM Lanang Premier Davao
  • SM Mall of Asia
  • SM Megamall
  • SM Aura Premier

 

 

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Posted in Beauty, Health, Lifestyle, Tips & Ideas

How to Have Clear and Healthy Eyes even at Age 40

Let’s give our eyes extra loving care so that we can enjoy clear vision even as we grow old.

 

People ages 40 years old and above often suffer from age-related health problems like near vision blurriness. Our eyes work long hours and we should nourish them properly. Having clear vision allows us to have happy moments with the people we love.

 

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When the Love is Gone

Well, I guess, 90% knows and experienced the trauma of not having a happy ending. Yung fact na you have given that person o yung relationship n’yo ng chance…after chance..after chance. T-R-A-U-M-A. Unti-unti mong nararamdaman na nawawala na yung love. Ano’ng natira? Traces and shadows of pain.

 

Alam kong madaling sabihin pero mahirap (sobrang hirap) gawin, pero wala ka naman talagang ibang choice kundi ang mag-MOVE ON.

 

The first question is, “How willing are you to move on?”

 

ACCEPTANCE.

 

Kailangan mong tanggapin na wala na talaga. Kailangang tanggapin na hindi talaga kayo para sa isa’t-isa. Ganun talaga eh. Kailangang tanggapin na TAPOS NA. Yes, it damn hurts, but you have to be strong.

 

Aminin mo, maraming beses mong pinagbigyan na magiging okay ang relasyon n’yo. Umasa ka na kaya pang magawan ng paraan. Kaso, minsan, obvious na naman na di na talaga pwede… IPINIPILIT mo lang. Ikaw lang yung TANGA na ayaw pang mag-move on. Bitaw na… TAMA NA.

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Posted in Health, Lifestyle, Tips & Ideas

Top 10 Benefits of GINGER

“What does ginger help in the body?”

“Are there any health benefits from ginger?”

 

The benefits from ginger are quite impressive. Here are the TOP 10 benefits of ginger:

  1. Cold and flu prevention
  2. Migraine relief
  3. Menstrual cramp relief
  4. Morning sickness relief
  5. Heartburn relief
  6. Reduces pain and inflammation
  7. Motion sickness remedy
  8. Prevention of diabetic nephropathy
  9. Colon cancer prevention
  10. Ovarian cancer treatment

See how beneficial ginger can be? On the next blogs, I’ll try to post recipes involving ginger.

 

Be healthy!!!

 

Posted in Family & Parenting, Lifestyle, Tips & Ideas, Travel

5 Travel Fails to Avoid

Traveling is such a wonderful thing! It helps you appreciate different cultures and teaches you so many lessons that aren’t taught in the classroom. But to make each trip truly meaningful, you have to prepare very well for it.

 

But even seasoned travelers may run into unforeseen setbacks. Here is a list of common travel fails and what to do in case you find yourself in one.

 

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Four Days to Go ’til Christmas!

And the countdown continues…

 

Are you still thinking on what to cook on Christmas eve? Let me think and share some for you. These are common but at least can contribute…somehow…haha!

 

  • All-time MENUDO! My favorite!
  • Kare-Kare
  • Mechado
  • Pansit Guisado
  • Embutido
  • Hardinera
  • All-time lumpiang shanghai/shanghai rolls
  • Hamonado
  • Lechon Paksiw
  • Lechon Kawali
  • Cordon Bleu
  • Salpicao
  • Caldereta
  • Garlic-Buttered Shrimp
  • Black Pepper Crab
  • Grilled Liempo/Fish
  • Barbeque

These are just suggestions. Feel free to add more and comment below.

 

One of the importance of celebrating Christmas is also to have a bonding and cherish memories with our friends, families and loved ones. We, Filipinos, love food. We can have great memories over food. 🙂 But whether you have lots of dishes to share with or few, the most important thing is we are all happy, complete and blessed.

 

Prayers to all the sick people, that they may recover the soonest and may they enjoy this holiday season with their families.

 

May your Christmas be decorated with cheer and filled with love. Have a wonderful holiday!

 

 

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MCDonald’s Secret Menu Revealed!

Good news especially to the McDonald’s fans out there! In this blog, I’ll be sharing with you the secret menu that you can order at McDonald’s.

 

What’s this secret menu all about? Simple, these are sets of menu that McDonald’s can offer to their customers which are not listed or showing from their overhead menu at their restaurants/food chains. How to? Just directly order at their cashiers and mention the secret menu that you would like to try. THAT’S IT!

 

So, here’s where you can choose from:

 

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