Movie Review: Searching

Searching

I’ve been picking out some pretty great movies lately and I had to tell you about the movie Searching, on Netflix. The way it was filmed and written was really done well. If you like investigative online sleuthing you will LOVE this movie.

The movie had an in-the-moment feel and brought some serious security issues we need to be aware of while being online. Our children may live in our homes but we may not know everything we should. This movie also impressed me by the way it showed different ways you may be able to use in order to also help find missing people. We can take it for what it is. I felt strongly vindicated as a parent with trusting your gut. As parents we need to be disruptive and nosey about their lives. When you’re a parent it’s your only job.

Spoiler alert! It ends with a twist. I hope you enjoy the movie and the way the director and editor created it. Take care!

Stiletto

MS and Me

I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis 7 years ago and I’ve come to understand my disease more and more each day.  It’s much like riding a bike or driving, I remember how to do all those things regardless of how long it’s been since you tried riding each.  MS is constantly called the “Monster” for good reason.  There is no cure for MS and it leaves permanent damage everywhere it travels.

I’ll be going over the disease in a self-documentation of what my symptoms are and the various treatments that I have been trying over the years.  I’m still learning more and more about my disease as well as being aware of how these symptoms have effected myself physically, emotionally and mentally.

I hope you enjoy my MS and Me serious.

I will post the video on my YouTube channel under: StilettoSupermom

Off we go…..

MS and Me Vlog Intro

MS and Me Vlog 1

Stiletto Vlogs 06/03/17 Farmer’s Market

This is  one of my favourite things to do in my surroundings.  We have a fabulous fresh Farmer’s Market close by and I just love it.  Fresh fruits and veggies, meats, baked goods and the sound of vendors yelling out their upcoming sales is like music to my ears.  I even had a chance to look through all the furniture that I will be decorating my house with.

I stocked up in meats, bought some amazingly fresh butter and raspberry cream tarts and smoked mackerel.  OMG I love this so much, it could be my childhood upbringing when my parents other family friends would get together have potluck dinners, there was always BBQd fish somewhere among the sea of Filipino foods.  I decided that I want to share that same kind of traditions with my children.

I hope you enjoy the video of the travel to the Farmer’s Market!

More to come..

SS

Exploring my Canada

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It’s weird that over time we all forget to look around and see how lucky we all are to be alive and breathing.  Being a Canadian sometimes makes us complacent and numb to what we really have.  Our country is rich in resources, kind people and humour.  Canadians always get the same old lame jokes on the use of “eh” and “Sorry”; but newsflash… We aren’t really that sorry, eh!  It’s funny when other countries have a lot of shit to say about us, yet they have never had the pleasure to visit our country nor really know any of us.  We are the constant “joke”, however over the years I have realized one common thing with my fellow Canadians and that is… we really don’t have that much to complain about.  Of course, we are not free from crime, violence, etc. but, as I look out my open window and it’s quiet with a few sounds from the neighbourhood kids.  I truly appreciate where I am.

I rant about the current government, I won’t go into that in this post lol, but when I stop and think about it we have a lot more say, we have a lot more power than we even know.   On that note, my new adventure will include visiting all the towns and cities that surround my little corner of Canada.  I will bring you all with me and show you the world through my eyes.

Canada turns 150 years old on July 1st, I will be spending it with my recently reunited childhood best friend and our families.  It’s time to celebrate our beautiful Canada and what it has always had to offer!  YAY Canada!!

SS

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Crazy Spring!

May was the craziest month of 2017, so far.  2 of my sons dislocated their shoulders, I had doctor and physio appointments top that with some rain and you get a beautiful disaster.  It seemed that as soon as it was clear blue skies and bright sun, the weather would do a complete switch and it would be pouring rain and humid as hell.  It has been a weird time of the year but I am not complaining.  I’m too distracted by all the planning I have to do for next year.

The last 3 weeks i’ve been filling doll orders as well as planning for a big event in May of 2018.  There’s so much to do and to tell you the truth, it kind of feels like I’m planning a huge elaborate wedding!  NO I am NOT getting married lol.  I remember when I was part of the Filipino Association as the Treasurer.  I had to organize the bills and quotations as well as book the event facility.  Mind you, it was a hell of lot easier because I had a large team of 8 people who took over a lot of the mundane work I didn’t have time for.  Now, here I am with a team of 4 people trying to organize the whole thing.. from the decorations, entertainment and food.. it’s all me.  There are packages to prepare, contests to plan… just as I am writing this I feel my brain throbbing with all the planning I have yet to do.  I did manage to lock the date and facility down, but now my creative juices have to start kicking into full swing!  I definitely need a bigger team.

As I look at all the upcoming appointments for my sons, follow up appointments for me, etc. The more I see sleepless nights in my horizon.  I don’t mind though, with a 4 year old full of energy surrounding me during the day, the only time that works is when all the pterodactyls are snoring away.  Does anyone else find more time to focus on detailed things at night?  I feel like I’m not alone in this.

They say working from home is way harder than working outside the home, this is so true.  It’s not like I can checkout and come back the next day to finish tasks.  Every day I wake up and there’s a mountain of things to do; add in the event planning and boom a fulfilled evening is born.  I love the quiet of night time working, but there are times where my procrastination takes over for a bit.  I’m surprisingly way ahead of deadlines and while on this journey, I have met so many amazing people that have offered a helping hand.  The world may be cynical but the balance is surrounding yourself with positive people who are excited to help you succeed.  If it wasn’t for all my new found support and newly developing friendships all my preparations and planning wouldn’t be this fun.

Sometimes you get little reminders here and there that you are on the right path, every time I meet a new friend it solidifies that I have the support I need and I am finally on the road to success and true happiness.  Summer is going to be fabulous and I can’t wait to share more of my adventures!

I hope you are all having a happy and positive day.  I also hope that you choose happiness in whatever you are currently into.  Yes you have to work hard, but you also have to play hard.. that’s what happiness is.

Much love

SS

Late night organizing

I spent the entire day getting my schedule together for the upcoming week, from making a new playlist for my radio show to getting my tasks in order.  I have some videos to edit and I can’t wait to upload them.  I also have some interviews to plan for as well as content to get organized.  I admit, I’ve been all over the place, but I’m getting closer to be more consistent.  Believe me when I say that this is one of the biggest challenges for me.

For example, it’s 12:09am on I’ve been so distracted with Twitter and my Instagram feeds and having a blast.  I love laughing with my online folk, I can’t help but to share a few crazy tweets and pictures.  Ah well, at least I’m having fun and meeting new people in the worldwide web.  I can honestly say I’ve met amazing people, they could also be catfishes but at least I’ll have fun trying to find out. haha

Ok, I’ve really got to focus.. omg I’m the worst! haha

SS

Amazed!

It’s amazing how many times I am presented with a challenge, be it personal or professional, all seems the same when I am now happy.  I was presented with the opportunity to share my happiness and the events that lead me to where I am.  I owe my success to everyone who has lead me up to this point.  Good and bad every event has been a teachable moment of self preservation.

Lately, I’ve been waking up early with a smile on my face.  I don’t think I’m completely a morning person yet lol that’s still a challenge, but every day gets easier.  Spring has reached my corner of Canada and I’ve been opening my windows every day listening to the quiet of my neighbourhood.  The tree outside my window is starting to bud, the snow has melted away and my winter coat has been living in the closet for the past week.

Plans are all on track and I’m ready to pick up some speed.

Hope you’re all having a fabulous week!  Keep your head up things always get better!

SS

My latest YouTube videos below:

Vlog: More Plans?

Vlog: Waking up is hard to do

Vlog: A Moment with Stiletto #1: Meanwhile, in Canada

Vlog: It’s a Tuesday whew I’m tired

Vlog: I get mad

Halfway there

Another Wednesday and we’re halfway to the end of the week.  My new time schedule for my radio shows are working out great.  My evening shows have been so much fun and interacting with my online peeps while I do the show has left me crying with laughter.  I’ve met more great people that share my sense of humour and it’s so refreshing.  It reminds me why I love what I do.  Making people laugh so they can forget about whatever is bothering them is my goal.

Getting into my new routine is so exciting and is solidifying my businesses. I’m getting closer to my goals and I’m thoroughly enjoying the journey.  I’ve learned so much and I am on the verge of getting more education for my businesses.  Next on my list is my promotion and marketing plans, I’ve found that this can be tricky and I’m exploring different strategies for each of my businesses.  I have a couple ways involving social media (of course) combined with some “old school” business practices I’ve learned over the years.  It feels great to be able to execute and tweak my skills and watch them evolve into things I never thought was possible.  I have to remind myself to take my time and work on my projects being mindful of the small details.

I’m keeping my eyes on the prize!

SS

Forming habits

Today, I fulfilled my promise to my peeps and myself  that I would upload a video every day and post on my website.  I’m proud that I did it!

My radio show is going great and I have added live video streaming on Periscope (@StilettoSuprmom).  Everything seems to be going smoothly and the more time I practice editing videos, the better I get.  I am going to stick to my new schedule to discipline myself for the upcoming huge event I’m planning.

It takes two weeks to form a habit and I am sticking to it and exercising my mind to work towards my goals this year.  Sure enough when I changed my mindset things are falling into place.  I asked and now I’m receiving and I can’t express how happy I continue to be.

I’ve posted 2 videos so far, listed below, and I look forward to recording more.  I hope you all have positive vibes for 2017.

Thank you all or joining me on my journey.

Much love,

SS

Voltrac Sounds visit 2017

Halloween 2017

Stiletto Says Episode 5 – Adulthood and Extremes

As always it’s great to finally be reunited with my girl Princess Stepford we always seem to laugh and enjoy what we do and that is to entertain.  This last episode was good ol’ thought provoking fun that lead us both into the YouTube abyss.

Enjoy and have a fabulous weekend!

Much Love

SS

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