April 17, 2017: Church

St. Joseph the Worker Church is a quiet nice Church just across the highway from where Grams’ apartment is. To get there from our apartment, just turn left, cross the road, walk through the park, go over the bridge, reach the edge of the highway, then jaywalk amongst cars going 50 mph and there you have the Church. It’s situated in front of a beautiful lawn of grass where people like to eat during Church picnics, and here at the […]

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April 15, 2017: Estate Sales

After the funeral comes the next concern: Estate Distribution, but in Gram’s case, Estate disposal (if there’s even such a word). Lolo Bob had a lot of furniture and collectible items, and we think most of them are valuable. So we called in some professionals to come and check out the prices of these items.  They’re called Estate Sales People. They are the best people to contact and consult with when you need help disposing your valuable belongings. The first was […]

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April 14, 2017: The Cost of Death

A sudden death of a family member could cause you not only emotional grief, but also money problems that would add to said emotional grief. Grams should already be grieving properly for Lolo Bob, but she doesn’t have time to do it. On the day of Lolo Bob’s death (Sunday), we had to take care of funeral arrangements. The same afternoon, my Mom was already finalizing it with the lady from Shalom Memorial. Grams had to give the clothes, the […]

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April 13, 2017: Retirement Problems

One of the good things about my being young and homeschooled is that my parents teach me life skills. They expose me to experience adult concerns at a young age in order for me to be ready when I finally experience them in my adulthood.  From simple concerns like cooking, laundry, taking charge of the whole household when they’re not around … to more challenging concerns like stock investing, public speaking, book writing, and just recently, Estate Planning and Distribution. My Grams here in US is supposed […]

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April 12, 2017: Day of Celebration

Lolo Bob’s funeral was today, and we woke up early to prepare our clothes and ourselves. I cleaned Lolo Bob’s old car so that Chuck, Lolo Bob’s best friend, could drive us to where we were holding the funeral. Around 8:30, Chuck came in with his car and used Lolo Bob’s, and me, Mom and Grams had just finished preparing. We went on our way over to the funeral homes, and it was a really peaceful place at the funeral […]

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April 11, 2017: Trashure Chest

So Lolo Bob had storage cubes. Imagine a garage meant solely for storing stuff in it. Grams mentioned one of the storages being filled to the brim with cool objects, items, and other sentimental memorabilia. However, we were going to a different storage of his, and I was actually excited to see what was inside of it. Last week, when we got inside, I was quite disappointed to see only remnants of old furniture. Old couches, chairs, empty boxes, etc. […]

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April 10, 2017: Aftermath

Now that Lolo Bob is gone, we have to do lots of paperwork and spend a lot of cash. For the estate tax, insurance, funeral services, bills and other fees and charges. We took care of the funeral expenses, but we now need to get rid of all Lolo Bob’s belongings since we have no more use for them. We have to sell more than half the furniture we have and donate the rest. We also have to notify his […]

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April 09, 2017: Letting Loved Ones Go

Today, really early in the morning, Lolo Bob passed away. It was so sudden even for me that I didn’t even know what was going on. At 3 in the morning, we all got up because the hospital where Lolo Bob was originally called us saying that he was in critical condition. I just slept 2 hours prior and was really groggy. We hurried on our way to the hospital, praying all the way there. When we got there, we […]

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March 08, 2017: Lolo Bob

Some people may not see it, but that just proves the point that it isn’t the outside that matters, it’s what’s inside that counts. Lolo Bob may seem like a grumpy, angry, arrogant man who just likes to eat and lie down all day. Although this may be true, he also has a side of him you will never see showing to other people he doesn’t like. He used to be a Jazz pianist, so he’s very good at playing […]

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April 07, 2017: Happiness

Being happy is one best stuff that can ever happy to you. If you are happy, no one and nothing can get in your way, and the universe will open up all its possibilities to you. Happiness can come from anywhere and everywhere. You can recieve a gift from someone and feel happy, or you can donate to street kids and still feel happy anyway. This world will never ever run out of happiness no matter what, because this is […]

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