Bini

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  1. Bini

    Help me with Ancestry DNA!

    Anatess, one day I will certainly do a trip back and see where I was born/found. I would love to find out who my family is. Maybe find out why I was given up and left. I guess that would mean, though, that I'd be meeting relatives... And that part overwhelms me a bit.
  2. I was gifted an Ancestry DNA kit and I just received my results back. It confirmed what I already suspected regarding my ethnicity -- I am 100% Philippines! Now, I am wanting to discover more of who I am but I'm not sure where to start because I'm adopted. To make things more complicated, my birth certificate does not list my biological parents because I was orphaned, so I literally have zero leads into finding close relatives. I did spend the $100 to unlock my matches and the closest relative is 4th Cousin; I looked at their family tree, and because I have no names to work with, it meant nothing to me. What does someone in my situation do?
  3. Bini

    Help me with Ancestry DNA!

    Thanks! I'm in and out, in and out
  4. Bini

    Help me with Ancestry DNA!

    I've been looking through the pics of my matches and I'm not seeing any resemblances but that would be a head trip to find someone who looks like me!
  5. Bini

    Help me with Ancestry DNA!

    Good points made! Thanks
  6. Bini

    Help me with Ancestry DNA!

    I’m wanting to find relatives and complete my biological family tree.
  7. Bini

    Help me with Ancestry DNA!

    That is why I wouldn’t meet any of them. Haha. I just want to find them online and complete my family lineage.
  8. Bini

    Help me with Ancestry DNA!

    Oh wow. That is great. I’d be happy finding anyone who is part of my immediate family or close to that circle... auntie, uncle, grandparents, siblings... parents
  9. Bini

    Help me with Ancestry DNA!

    Should I just boldly start messaging people on there? Is that appropriate? I don’t have any good information to contribute to any of them... Short of messaging people and explaining my birth story, not sure where to begin...
  10. Bini

    Help me with Ancestry DNA!

    Were you able to connect with your mum?
  11. Bini

    Help me with Ancestry DNA!

    JAG, I was adopted in the Philippines. I was found by a local and brought into a small “hospital” in a very small town. There was never any record of my bio mother or father. The signatures on my birth certificate are of the doctor and his wife who took charge of me, is how I understand it.
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    Help me with Ancestry DNA!

    I was adopted in the Philippines.
  13. I have been divorced for a little while and I'm finally at a stage where I'm ready to start meeting new people. I've gone on some dates but haven't been excited about any one person to continue seeing them exclusively. Recently, a few weeks ago, I met a man who I seem to have a lot in common with. We started off with app messages, then text messages, and now we're doing video chats. It didn't come up right away but I have learned that he's an active LDS and wants to remain active. I told him that I am not a member and that I don't plan on converting but he still wants to meet and see where things go. What is the motive here, do you think? We met on a dating app, so I assume he's wanting some sort of relationship that leads to marriage. For whatever it's worth, I have not gotten a creepy vibe from him, and our conversations remain clean and interesting. I'm just baffled a little, I guess. Anyway, from my understanding, it's frowned upon for members to pursue non-members, mainly because core beliefs don't align. And I'd bet that most of you would advise him to run far away from a non-member... So I'm a little confused. Do these sort of relationships ever work out?
  14. No, I don’t know the answer. I have a million things going through my head. There’s at least two people in this thread that feel something like this could work. That said, I lean towards it being a high risk relationship, but do I know the answer? No. I think JAG outlined it pretty well and I agree. He is not thinking things through. While we share the same long term goal of a committed relationship/marriage, I don’t want religion and he does, and that’s an issue.
  15. Good to hear. Two babies but not quite baby-babies anymore. Oldest is 7 and youngest is 3!
  16. There you are, Vort! How are you?
  17. Ugh. Those are the worst kinds of Mormons. People aren’t projects. If I even get an inkling that is what he’s doing, I’ll be gone so fast. I don’t think it’s responsible to get involved with someone just because you want to change them.
  18. If he requires me to attend church and such, we won’t be a good fit. I support him attending, that’s fine, but I have no interest in participating. Right now he claims that he doesn’t care if I participate or not. ——— I think the good advice I am getting is that this whole situation is setup for failure. I agree. Thanks for everyone’s thoughts.
  19. Thanks for your in-depth reply. I am fine with others choosing faith and attending church, however, as an atheist I have zero interest in participating in any extent. I suppose further discussion will need to be had if we decide to see each other again, but I don’t want to attend church services, but I am fine if he does.
  20. I’m happy to meet him but I’m more or less just trying to decide if there’s any point in meeting. I’m very up front about my wants and needs, and I’m not going to compromise on those. It sounds like we’re likely not a good match long term but maybe this could be a nice friendship.
  21. Bini

    Mamas I recommend it!

    Just wanted to post some successful milestones that my son and I have achieved in his first year and in 2017. He's 14 months and I'm still cosleeping and breastfeeding him. This is something that I hadn't done or limitedly did with my daughter who is 5 now. My personal goal was to breastfeed to a minimal of 6 months which tends to be the recommended age for babies. We achieved 8 months of exclusively breastfeeding before introducing him to solids, which has reduced a lot of food allergies and the reflex to spit up or push out food with his tongue. Now well on his way to being a toddler, he still receives the beneficial nutrients from breast milk and is also a champion eater. He literally out eats my 5-year old! As for cosleeping, due to societal and family member pressure, I felt that stuffing my first child into a crib was the answer. She was extremely colicky. With my son I decided to cosleep with him and allow him to nurse as he needed through the night. Surprisingly, both my husband and I get great sleep in comparison to our first experience with child #1. If you're wondering about intimacy, we haven't had any problems getting our 1-1 time in, either. So mamas, if you're on the fence about cosleeping and extended breastfeeding, I would say to you, GO FOR IT I recommend it.
  22. Bini

    Anyone lease a vehicle?

    My 2011 vehicle is almost paid off, and I've started car hunting, looking at brand new or CPO vehicles with under 25K on them. I could keep driving what I have, but we would like to get into something a little bigger, so now might actually be a good time to upgrade. I like the idea of leasing. Being in a new vehicle every two to three years is a nice thought, but endless payments are less so. That said, I'm a pretty good candidate for a leasing programme, as I've put only about 20K miles on my current vehicle in a span of three years. Anyone leasing their vehicle? What was your justification in going this route? I know car critics like to throw out the phrase: "rent it, lease it, or own it" at the end of their reviews for certain brands and models. I'm considering the Acura MDX, Nissan Pathfinder, and Mazda CX9.
  23. Bodies are sexualised regardless of gender. However, women's bodies are largely more sexualised than men's bodies, and women pay the price for men not being able to control their thoughts and actions. We are told how to carry ourselves and how to dress, instead of, the dialogue addressing the issue that men are responsible for what they do.