Monthly Archives: April 2018

When I Am Full Of Myself

 

When I was 9 years old, I got molested by my own uncle. I felt so helpless. The years after that incident, I slowly learned how to fight and defend myself. When I went to college, I was ready to fight for my right against any professor who abuses his authority and I was always ready to win any argument. Whenever I hear that any member of my family got wronged and they didn’t do anything about it, I always feel frustrated and angry. Now that I am married, my husband is not an exception. Last week, when I asked my husband about his work, he told me that someone embarrassed him. Instead of encouraging and consoling my husband, I got upset with him because he didn’t do anything to defend himself. I even gave him an ultimatum that unless he promised to report the incident to his superior, we won’t be okay. These are my husband’s words,

“I thought when someone slaps you in the cheek, you should give the other side of your cheek? I don’t want that person to be in trouble because of me, I already forgave her. You only heard my side of story, let me decide for myself”.

When I heard those words, I calmed down and said sorry. I knew I was wrong. I needed to go to work so I was crying on my way. When I reached the office, my boss was already there and I couldn’t help myself but told him what happened and I cried even more. My boss said,

“When a person is so full of himself, he has less frustration tolerance for obstacles that stand in his way to get or achieve what he wants.”

Why did I get upset with my husband? Because I wanted him to defend himself but he didn’t want to. I tried to dominate to get what I want and when I didn’t, I felt frustrated. I was full of myself. I was reminded of my role as a wife, and that is, to support my husband with his decisions. It was another lesson for me. My husband is the head of the family, and God will lead our marriage through him. That’s the very reason I need to pray for my him everyday. If there are times that I don’t agree with his decisions, I should trust God and submit to my husband. God is good and faithful for bringing people who support and guide our marriage. I am very thankful.

Photobook Philippines Review

Hi guys! I just wanna share about the promo that I availed from metrodeal.com which was the 40-page 6-in x 6-in. Mini Square Softcover Photobook from Photobook Philippines for just 20 pesos. For those who don’t have credit cards, please see my post about BPI ePrepaid Mastercard.

Here are some of the pages of the photobook I customized from one of their ready templates.

You can choose from their ready templates. I chose the Wandering Lands template because it’s specifically made for travel photos.

I enhanced our photos using photoshop before I uploaded them in the photobook app so that the colors will be more vibrant and I’m happy of how it turned out. However, the Photobook Philippines’ photos get darker when printed, other than that, I am satisfied with what I got for the price I paid. I paid 20 pesos for the photobook and 280 for the delivery. They said delivery will take 7 days but I got mine in 5 days.

Oh just one reminder, you need to upload high-resolution photos. The photobook app will tell you when your photos have low resolution. Photos with low resolution will look pixelated when printed out.

If you will ask me if I would avail it again, yes, I will, but I will probably opt for the bigger one and the layflat. I now have something to give my husband for our anniversary because he treasures our captured moments so much.

For those who are in the US, you can go to Photobook America and for those who are in Canada, you can go to Photobook Canada.

I encourage you to try making one, it’s a fun project to do. 🙂

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