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Hello! How have you been? I hope that you are well and good. Safe from any harm and always strong in facing all the challenges that a lot of us are having right now. I want to share with you one thing that has been very close to my heart for the past few months. Many of you know that I have been a private person most of my life, then I found my passion. It started from being a mom, to becoming “obsessed” with being neat and orderly at home, to finally sharing special moments with people that I discover along this journey. The journey apparently is not to be the best organizer in this planet, this journey is about happiness. I want to share with you my first book –
July has ended, which means another chapter closed.
Today, please allow me to indulge in a little recollection of the month that was and in bits of happy updates!
A quick summary of my July 2020 goes like this:
Layouting the Neat Obsessions book
I remember the days leading to Metro Manila turning from MECQ (Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine) to GCQ (General Community Quarantine). I couldn’t wait for the ever passionate team from ABS-CBN Publishing that I work with to come here at home to have the last leg of the photoshoot! Oh to be allowed to receive guests again after a long time! As soon as all the photos in our checklist were completed, I was shown the initial layout of the book a few days after! I was so thrilled to see it finally come together, and I must say – it does take a village to publish a book!
We are sentimental beings.
I bet that some of you still have your very first blanket, very first toy, or maybe your or your child’s very first dislodged tooth. If ever you have given them away or thrown them out, I am pretty sure that the experience was not easy. But there are some things that you can never be able to give or throw away, like memories.
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