Stress Relievers this Week

I noticed that my stress level is rising and I think it is because of school work but sometimes it occurs to me that I must be boring myself with things that I don’t really like to do. So now I told myself to take time to contemplate, relax and to stop making things complicated.

So that is what I’m doing now. I’m taking a break from all the things that are stressing me out and I’m stretching my comfort zone. And when someone asked me to take care of his rabbit, I said yes right away because pets are one of the best stress relievers in the world.

 This is the rabbit, my first stress reliever for this week. Cute right?  However I think that it was cuter when it was still small. :p

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Cute and fluffy! Omg!

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Camera shy bunny

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Then suddenly it went to me to get some love! πŸ™‚ aw…

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“Scratch my head more please.” >.< 
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“Oh yeess, now we’re talking!”

My second stress reliever this week is from Nuffnang! πŸ™‚ Yup, they’re sponsoring this post. I’m so happy. Thank you Nuffnang! Now I’m really motivated to blog even more! πŸ˜€

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Nuffnang.

Walk for Life

Walking is my exercise now. It is the simpliest and cheapest form of working out. Before, I used to work out in the gym but now I choose to take exercising out in the nature because of my personal financial issue. Well, it is not easy for me to pay bills because I’m not working all the time and I’m also a full time student.

This year I put my health on top of my priority. I told myself that we should start to take care of ourselves now to avoid chronic illnesses in the future, to increase our self confidence, to improve alertness and to have an active lifestyle.

These past few years, I was a weakling and I had to see my doctor at least once a month to know why I always get stomach ache, get nauseous, dizzy, depressed and felt like I’m dying. I had an endoscopy and fortunately the result was negative. So I asked my doctor what could be the possible reasons why I was feeling weak and sick given by the fact that there is nothing wrong with my tummy. He told me that it is probably because of lack of motion, and lack of vitamins and minerals in my system.

Anyway here are the reasons why walking is good for you.

  1. It improves blood circulation.
  2.  Reduce risks of certain types of diabetes.
  3.  It helps you to lose weight.
  4. Compare to other forms of exercise, walking is the least strenuous of all.
  5. It prevents certaion types of cancer.
  6.  Helps you to cope better with stress.
  7. It helps you to feel better.

Aside from the reasons above, I prefer walking now because I get to see the views and take pictures!

Yesterday I walked for around 2 hours from our place and to the other side of the hill and home again.

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Great view from the bridge.
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The view back me. Still on the bridge.
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I took the Bærland route.

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Nice view from up here!

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When I reached the main road, a snow storm passed by.
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The wind was really strong!

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A small tunnel.
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Inside the tunnel. 
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The roundabout
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Another hill to climb! On my way home here.
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Almost home.

These pictures were taken by me using my HTC. Till next post πŸ™‚

Celebrating Valentines with Filipinos in Rogaland Norway

F.A.R stands for Filipino Association in Rogaland. It has been established in 1987 to connect Filipinos in Rogaland. For more information about this organization, visit: http://filrog.wordpress.com/f-a-r/
My friend Michelle invited me to F.A.R’s Valentines Day Celebration at Quality Airport Hotel at Sola. It was my first time to attend a huge Filipino event here in Norway and I can say that it was really fun. I met new and old people, gained new friends and  met a couple of old aquiantances. I took my bf with me too and I’m glad that he enjoyed the party.

Before the party started we sang the national anthem of Norway and the national anthem of Philippines. After that, we witnessed the induction of the new officers of F.A.R., listened to the guest speakers, fell in love with Engr. Pabelico’s song number, ate dinner, danced and etc.

Anyway here are some of the shots we took:

Enjoy! πŸ™‚

Me and the hosts Michelle and Jebb posing for a picture before the party started.
The induction of  the newly elected officers of F.A.R.

Bottle of wines given to both the new and former officers.

Dancing time!

The DJ! Isn’t he cute? πŸ™‚

Sweet dance game
Raffle

26 and Wiser

Hello everyone! I’m back again. I’ve been away for 2 weeks because I wasn’t in the mood to blog after Pushie’s death and also school is keeping me busy these past few days.

My long term goal
I turned 26 on the last day of January. It’s not that bad, but I feel that I should hurry up to reach my goals and dreams. Some of my friends told me that I don’t have to worry about my future because I have my parents to support me. If ever my future husband kicks me out of the house then I have my parents to shelter me. It’s true. However I want to achieve something for myself too. I don’t want to be a burden. I want to be independent of my parents. I want to have my own house/apartment someday as a result of hardwork and not because I acquired it from my parents. 
Keep up the good work
I know myself that I’m closer to my goals now than yesterday. I just have to be patient and continue doing the good things that I’ve already done these past few years and improve those that needed improvement. 
Anyway, I had 3 birthday celebrations last month! The first one was at Sauda, the second’s Sandnes and the last was in Stavanger. 
Me slicing the cake. πŸ™‚
Gifts from my friends. 
Again, thank you to my family and friends who sent birthday wishes and gifts. πŸ™‚