The tides go up and down

The storms come and go

Everything is just quiet now

Steady and still

Nothing much to write about

Just saying everything is fine

Hope you will be blessed too

With peace and time to feel…

Quick Visit

I have not been writing for a couple of days now. I  have been busy thinking and doing a lot of things and also preparing for my 7 year’s old upcoming birthday celebration.

My mind, heart, soul, and spirit are doing all they can to be on its best condition. Our journey goes on! I am wishing you all the best in your endeavor, may it be on writing or on something else.

I will write soon! And I can not wait to have more time reading your posts!

Understanding Self Through Blogging

It is just not writing about your feelings and thoughts that help you realize something and learn more about yourself.

I find comments, feedbacks, inputs from fellow bloggers very helpful!  We do not know them personally so they tend to give you a different perspective. They are most likely  not bias or subjective.

One good thing about blogging.

You gain new insights and even new friends….

Good day!

Blogging Til The End

This is about my life.

It means I will be writing for a long time.

Many years from now I will still be here

You will hear about my journey, my adventures

You will know when I am up or down

We will get to know each other more…

I will definitely say goodbye if I will quit blogging

This writing will only end when I pass away

So I look forward to us growing old together

Have a good time learning from each other

Getting inspired everyday

I have 60 more years to write…

Free Style Writing Challenge

I was nominated by: for a free style writing challenge.

So here are Rules I had to follow (copied from AdiC’s) :

  1. Open an MS Word document
  2. Set a stop watch or your mobile to 5 minutes or 10 minutes whichever challenge you think you can beat.
  3. You topic is at the foot of this post BUT DO NOT SCROLL DOWN TO SEE IT UNTIL YOU ARE READY WITH A TIMER.
  4. Fill the word doc with as much words as you want. once you began writing do not stop even to turn.
  5. Do not cheat by going back and correcting spellings and grammar with spell check in MS WORD (it is only meant for you to reflect on your own control of sensible thought flow and for you to reflect on your ability to write the right spelling and stick to grammar rules)
  6. You may or may not pay attention to punctuation and capitals. However if you do, it would be best.
  7. At the end of your post write down ‘No. Of words =_____’ so that we would have an idea of how much you can write within the time frame.
  8. Do not forget to copy paste the entire passage on your blog post with a new Topic for your nominees and copy paste these rules with your nominations (at least 5 bloggers).


Here’s what I wrote in five minutes for the word WINE!

WINE. Wow this is really a great time to talk about it. Since my hubby and I are now trying to be wine experts. We just bought like different wines and we are trying to experiment on them. We are learning how to differentiate the taste. So far, I would say I am enjoying the sweet wine. I like it sweeter than dry. I tried Stella Rossa, (Blanco, Stella Rosso), Moscatto, Sweet red wine. Wow, I enjoy it with a meal. I feel dizzy after drinking but it feels great. I say sometimes it can be relaxing. One good way to end a busy or stressful day is a glass of wine. Is it true that it is good for the heart too??? Writing about it makes me want to have a glass. But it is just 12 noon. And I will have to pick up my son from school. I do not want a Policeman pulling me over. But it would just be a small glass. Maybe I should sip. I will try the sweet one we keep in the fridge. This is because of this challenge. Hahahaha! Well, enjoy life, love and laugh. Thank you so much for thinking about me and challenging me. I thought it was fun and exciting….

Time taken: 5 minutes

Number of words: 212

And my nominees would be :


2nd and 3rd Liebster Award

This has been overdue already!!!! The very nice blogger nominated me last April 12.

I want to say I am very sorry for the delay. But special thank you to On April 28, 2015, another beautiful blogger nominated me for the same award.

Please do visit their blogs!

I am very blessed that in 6 months, I have received 4 nominations. 3 Liebster and 1 Versatile! I just want to say THANK YOU and hopefully we will all be continued to be inspired and share that inspiration with others.


The rules of nominating someone for Liebster are:

1. Thank the person who gave it to you and link back to their blog.

2. Answer that person’s 10 questions.

3. Nominate 10 people who have fewer than 200 followers (and let them know you’ve nominated them).

4. Ask your nominees 10 new questions.

Here are my answers to’s questions:

  1. If you are planning to travel on a desert island and you have bring three things, which ones will you choose and why? Water, Umbrella, Food
  1. Who is your favorite singer/band and why? When I younger I have loved the Irish band, The Corrs band Why? Sounds classic, modern, cool.
  1. If you were writing a story and it was being turned into a film, which actor would you like to play your main character? I have a celebrity crush from Manila, Piolo Jose Pascual. Most likely, him?
  1. What is your favorite film? I do not know. I guess I have no favorite? But I watch a lot of movies??!
  1. If you had an opportunity to travel around the world, which country would you visit first and why? I love to visit France or Italy.
  1. What is favorite thing to do/see during summer? Go to the Beach with the family
  1. Who is favorite historical King or Queen? Queen Anne, one of King Edward V’s wives
  1. Quick question: pizza or chips? Hard one! Can I have both??? Ok will go with pizza (all meat)
  1. Who is favorite film character and why? No particular. As long as it is romance, romantic comedy, romance drama
  1. Have you read a famous quote that changed your life? I say more of a prayer that is guiding me:
    God, give me grace to accept with serenity
    the things that cannot be changed,
    Courage to change the things
    which should be changed,
    and the Wisdom to distinguish
    the one from the other.
    Here are my answers to questions:
    1. Why did you start blogging? I started blogging when my emotions were too much to handle.2. What’s your favourite thing to do on a Sunday? Just be with my kids. Do anything with them.

    3. Do you prefer sea, mountains or countryside? I prefer countryside.

    4. What’s your favourite foreign dish? I love a lot of food. I love them all. I will play no favorite : )

    5. What has been the happiest day of your life, so far? When I was made free from emotional distress.

    6. If you won the lottery, what would you do? Travel the world with my family!

    7. What’s the place you want to visit most? Europe. I am in love with it. It is my fantasy.

    8. What’s your favourite ingredient to use in the kitchen? Salt?

    9. What would you like to be in another life? I never thought of this. I do not know.

    10. What’s your favourite dessert? Cake cake cake. I love cake : )

    Once again, thank you! There are so many great bloggers out there. Here are my nominees for now:

My 10 questions are:

1. How do you prefer to be called (name, nickname)

2. Where are you from?

3. Aside from blogging what are your other hobbies?

4. What gift do you dream of to receive on your birthday?

5. Beer or wine or neither?

6. What is your favorite dish?

7. How long have you been blogging now?

8. What do you love about blogging?

9. What do you think is the greatest challenge with blogging?

10. Fame or Power?

Have a great day!!!!

The Best Gifts Ever!

My dear dad and step mom called me on the phone. I was very glad to hear from my dad. He was very ill last year, and now he undergoes kidney dialysis. He is so much better. My heart was leaping for joy to hear his voice especially when he said, “How can I forget this day?”

My mother and sister called me using Facetime. I was very happy to see them too. I usually think of my mom on my birthday. I know the pain of giving birth! Kudos to her!

My brother, his wife, and my nieces greeted me too. They updated me of the good news happening in their lives. I am happier to know that they are doing well in life.

My best friend, Larmee emailed me saying she screwed up with her birthday surprise. She said she put my email address instead of hers in the billing notification for whatever surprise that she has for me. I was clueless until she sent  me that email. That way, she screwed up with the surprise. Not a surprise anymore!!! hahaha!

I do not use Facebook anymore so there is no reminder to everyone that it is my birthday. So I truly appreciate the people who exerted effort to text me instead or leave me messages saying their warm wishes. And for those who are not good with remembering dates (just like me), I know they will greet me once they remember or find out! Not a problem with me!

This morning my two kids were singing me a birthday song. These human beings who literally were a part of my body, who came from me… It is music to my ears to hear them sing.

After dropping off my son to school, I invited three of my friends to join me for breakfast at home. I was happy to be with them. A company of good friends is really valuable.

Tonight, my family will just eat out. So no cooking dinner for me today!

I decided not to run on the treadmill, not to do the laundry today. I will sit back and relax. I lit up a candle on my altar and said a prayer. Actually, I just said THANK YOU.

I do not own fancy things. Remember I am Miss Thrift Shopper!  And I do not need expensive stuff as gifts. Family, friends, peace of mind, quiet time are the BEST GIFTS ever!  Indeed, these are priceless. I will never trade for anything in the world.



And of course, I would like to mention all the bloggers who sent me their birthday wishes too. You are all strangers but we are all connected to each other and have something in common here….WRITING.  I truly appreciate your time and your kind words!

God bless us everyone! Keep blogging, Keep inspiring!!!

What Can We Write About?

There are so many things to write about. Don’t you agree?

There are too many choices if you will just look around.

We can write about our feelings and emotions,

What made us happy, what made us sad

What frightened us, and what made us mad.

We can write about our thoughts, ideas and opinions

Of how things and people should be,

And how you see the world as it is.

We can write about  different places

The wonderful and beautiful places we have seen and we like to see

Write about our dreams and fantasies,

Everything and everyone our hearts long for.

Even the unpleasant experiences turn out to be inspiration

The unlikable people may drive us to write

Just be aware and listen to your heart

You will know what to say

You will know what to write.



Signing Off

I wish I have more time to write and read your blogs.

I promise I will devote a day to just reading

Keep writing

I can not wait to hear your thoughts and feelings

To learn new things

To see the other side of the world

To realize that I am not alone

That we are going through the same things

For we are humans

You are all my brothers and sisters

We are all pilgrims in this journey of life

Be happy and celebrate being alive!

Carry on : )

Mama Duties Here I Come!

I wish I have more time

To sit in front of my computer

To click on these keyboards

To type in the words

My mind and heart dictate

I will sneak out from time to time

Got to attend to Mama duties

The day is still long

As well as the night

My eyes will be open

To the beauty of life

I surely will come back

I will share to the world