Reusable Straw vs. Plastic Straw

Finally purchased a four-piece set of straws that comes with a tiny brush for personal use.

My New Eco-Friendly Set of Straws

Few months ago, I immediately ceased the usage of plastic straw after reading one article that claims that it causes wrinkles.

Avocado Smoothie with Rude Health Oats & Chia Seeds


It is ironic because I know that plastic straw can harm our environment  and by frequently using it means I will have more lip lines and wrinkles. I wish I  could discard it in a snap of my fingers! But when it comes to Smoothies, It cannot be fully satisfying  if I just sip it from a mason jar or glass.

My conclusion in this matter is that,  I turn to my stainless steel straw only as a last ditch effort.  This is part of my advocacy in preserving the environment and my path to improving my health.

Credit to the #5MinuteBeachCleanup founder, Ms. Carolina Sevilla. You are such an inspiration!

Set of extra tiny brushes from the local market with affordable price.


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Hon. Ramon C. Oñate of Palompon, Leyte

I joined the “Alyansa sa NAgpakabanang Kabataan (ANAK)” when Hon. Ramon C. Oñate first ran for office in the early 90s. I was one of those who believed in him. One of the challenges that we had to face was to just shrug off the negative opinions about our group. We would go from one village to another and speak up on his behalf. It was apparent that he would make Palompon amazing one day.

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On the night of his first victory party, I ended up singing“Kahit Maputi Na Ang Buhok Ko”. I could barely remember the entire rendition and I would rather not because it’s too embarrassing to recall whether I hit the right notes or not.

Inaugural Mass in St. Francis Xavier Parish Church before the Victory Party was held. (Me, on the left) – In the Early ‘90s

He was the first Mayor who I voted for when I first exercised my right of suffrage.

Municipal Mayor’s Office – May 2018

Thank you M.O. for making Palompon amazingly great! You have been a great leader from the very beginning and you haven’t changed a bit, KAHIT MAPUTI NA ANG BUHOK MO.

#YoungestMayor #inhis20s

The Tiny Notebook “with a Personal Power inside”

Gone are the  the days when I was struggling  to make ends meet due to low financial income. As a single mother, I did not have enough funds to provide my kids’ basic needs.  

In 2005, I had to leave my hometown to seek for a better opportunity in Manila.

One day, I sought  my younger brother’s financial assistance after being informed about this training.  It took one month but it was like spending  four years in order to  pass.  Just imagine how the class reacted when our teacher announced that all of us should take the remedial exam. Luckily, some of us made it.

Before the topic discussion, we watched the movie, “Rudy”.

I highly recommend  this movie to people from all walks of life.

2 Controlling Forces in Life 

  1. Pain
  2.  Pleasure
Comprehensive Communications Training May 2005. INFORMATICS, ROBINSON’S ERMITA
A brief story about myself on how I survived from my painful experiences as a mother. IG: naxlla527

My Little Angel

I started writing this poem when I was pregnant with my first child. This was published on campus publication, “The Technician”, in Palompon Institute of Techonology.   This poem is for both of you, Bryle Keanu and Edward Arnielius. I love you!

I have  a little angel;

So sweet and so tender;

To love him is no wonder;

For he feels what I feel.

You couldn’t hear his voice;

You couldn’t see his face;

You couldn’t feel his grace;

But I could say, “he brings peace!”.

Yes, he’s an angel to me;

The only guidance that I see;

He’s just not around me;

But he is  also inside me.

You don’t know how excited I am;

To let him see the sun;

To let him be a complete  human;

And to let him  be the greatest one!

My firstborn, Bryle Keanu. (Left:1997/ Right: 2016)

With him, there is much 


With him, I overcome sadness;

For him, I will do my best;

So please my angel, be at my side always.

I admit I’ve made mistakes;

Bygones are lessons that I take;

Which today, my only love, my only faith;

Always and forever, keeping my angel safe.

My second child, Edward Arnielius. (Left: 2001/ Right: 2016)

This I proclaim day and night;

He’ll be my only child of light;

He’ll be the only song I like;

Bringing joy to my life.

My fervent thanks to the Lord forever;

For having done this piece with his mighty power;

For sending me a little angel;

For protecting us, my Lord, my shelter.

– Niena