Bitter Sweet Life

A collection of my life (mis) adventures on being a wife, mom, daughter, friend, and anything in between.

Every pain has a purpose


It all started when I'm 19, I went out with a guy who was 1 year younger than me and was probably my first proper experience of dating and so called thing - "relationship". My family didn't know about everything that happen in between on that relationship. The relationship lasted a couple of years but I leave the relationship when I couldn't stand the pain it gives me. I must admit he was the source of my happiness yet he was also the reason of my misery that time. It was actually 2010 when I learned there is someone else he was seeing - it was also the year when our daughter seen the world for the very first time. Oh imagine the pain it gave me plus the pain I have to endure facing everyone in the family and people around me.

Looking back to all those painful scenarios, I'm thankful that I wasn't able to commit suicide. It's true that every pains you've endure become your cure in the long run. I must say that I am much stronger now and happy as well. Thankful that God gave me strength to face all those dark days. Thankful that I have people around me that inspire me and help me to continue to explore the world. Now, as I am writing this, I have my own family with 2 beautiful kids (my daughter & my son ) whom I spent almost all my time. I'm very grateful to the man that God have given me because he accepted me for who I am - past, present & future. Really, God is so great!

So to everyone who's into dark days because of failed relationships & other reason, 
Remember: "Pick up yourself and don't rely on someone else for your happiness and self-worth or your reason for being because I tell  you can be happy without them."

Note: (if you can able to read this) "to you, praying & hoping you find your own happiness as well. Thank you for all those experiences - best & worst - it mold me to the person who I am now.  God bless! "

Quotation Treasure # 4 : Stop Worrying


"Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning to dance in the rain" 

Stop worrying cause it is useless. When you feel sad and your world is turning upside down, PRAY because only God can help you. Focus on purpose behind the problem, not on the problem itself. Remember: It's great to count small miracles in life rather than exert effort on frowning 'coz of the trials you have in life.

Why I love being a mom...

We all know that motherhood is the toughest job in the whole wide world - no salary, no day offs and no resignation - yet it is the most rewarding job you could ever have in your life. Below's the list of reasons why I'm loving it in every bit:

  • I love being a mom because it helps me to strive more to be a better person.
  • I love being a mom because my children are my inspiration.
  • I love being a mom because I receive lots of kisses and hugs that no any amount can match its value.
  • I love being a mom because it helps me to realize how to love unconditionally.
  • I love being a mom because my kids makes me happy everyday.
  • I love being a mom because it is a constant reminder that I am bless by God everyday.
  • I love being a mom because motherhood gave me a deeper sense of purpose.
  • And last but not the least, I love being a mom because it is the most rewarding job a woman will ever have!

DIY: How to make baby paper shoes

If you were on a tight budget yet still wanting to give party favors after your baby’s birthday or christening or even baby shower, then you might check out how to make this baby paper shoes. I remember the time (way back 2011) when I scout on Google regarding this and tried to do it on my own for my daughter’s birthday party. 

Here’s what you need for the project:
  • Scissors
  • Paper
  • Embellishments (ribbons, buttons, etc)
  • Glue 
  • Baby shoe pattern (click here to download the pattern
  • And lastly, good cutting skills and your creativity!


    1. Print out the free pattern and cut it out.
    2. Trace the pattern on the paper you chose.
    3. Cut it.
   4. Start gluing the sole and tabs. Make sure that the part that is being glued is actually facing the    inside.

Below is the final product I’ve created! With a minimal fee and effort, you can now have cute and unique party favors for your baby’s guests.

baby paper shoes that I created

How about you mommies, I would love to know if you were going to try it out and how do you plan to use them? Share your thoughts on the comments below!