You Blog You – Vol. 1

You Blog You Series

Browsed the net and come across this interesting page! ^^
 

You Blog You (Vol. 1)

1. What inspired you to blog?

Anything inspires me to blog – any that shows positivity, faith, love, some things that I personally think worth sharing. I am blogging because I would like to express myself in my own simple way.

 
 

2. When did you start blogging?

Is started this hobby since college days. But I have taken it a bit seriously when I moved abroad (Abu Dhabi, UAE).

 
 

3. What’s the topic you enjoy blogging the most?

Anything! But I love sharing about Faith & Travel.

 
 

4. How long does it usually take you to finish a blog post?

I can complete a post in a day. If I am focused I can finish it an hour or less.

 
 

5. If you were to name three (3) goals you want your blog to achieve next year, what would it be?

  • Goal 1 – Write more stories and share more about faith, travel & more.
  • Goal 2 – Have more followers and interact with them
  • Goal 3 – Get a chance to be featured in other blogs
 
 

6. Does your family know about your blogging career? Why or why not?

Yes. Because they know that I love to write and share my stuffs.

 
 

7. Which blog or blogger inspires you the most?

Kim Jones is on my top list & Bianca Gonzales follows. Kris Aquino (not the actress) also is a good one! Right now, I am following Arriane Serafico too! ^^

 
 

8. What is the greatest achievement your blog has received? If you haven’t got any, what would be the achievement you’d want to receive?

Hearing people say that they are thankful of my blogs because it inspires them. Also receiving a compliment  from our photo/video provider – 1080p Studios (during our wedding) that they have been receiving more enquiries because the clients have read my blog about their craft.

 
 

9. What is your best viewed post? Share it with us by providing a hyperlink and a short description about it.

So far this one about OEC:

 Exit – OEC and also CEBU: Osmeña Peak Adventure

Probably because I am an OFW so many would like to know how to get an OEC. J

 
 

10. If you were to give out three (3) advises for newbie bloggers, what would it be?

  • To simply express myself.
  • To write from the heart <3
  • To enjoy it, to enjoy the process.
 
 

11. If you were to give out three (3) advises for yourself as a blogger, what would it be?

  • ·         Take better photos
  • ·         Categorize posts (I’m actually working on it)
  • ·         Interact more with other bloggers & be a member of any blog groups…
 
 
 
 

YOU BLOG YOU Volume 1 is a wrap!

I have done this idea from Louise – here is her blog – Tales & Escapades

Book Review : Dear Alex

This is awkward… But I just wanna share it.. hehehe 😀
Finally! Done reading Dear Alex,

 

That is really my final say after a year of on-off reading. Not because I didn’t find it interesting, but just because I get caught up with so many things. But this time, alas! I have done reading it!
So here is my take on this book, to be honest, I am not a fan. I am her sister’s fan – Toni Gonzaga – is one of my favorite hosts and since she (Toni) promotes her sister’s book, I became curious about what’s inside and I expected it to have some scriptures given that they both are Christians.
Without luck of getting a copy of it here in UAE, I requested Kokobear to ask Nonong (his brother) to bring and get me one once he comes here in Abu Dhabi. Nonong & Gretchen (his gf) found it somewhere in Manila – where it was almost out of stocks! So I am really grateful to these two! 🙂
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Let me say that this book somehow made me recall some of the things I did because I have loved someone. I mean everyone does!  Alex narrated some of her love life encounters: the lessons, heartache, and survival tips.

She also collected some other stories of her friends having gone through those heartbreaks.
True to her onscreen image; even in this book, you could see or imagine her kikay/kulit moves while expressing an opinion in this write-up. She articulated her stories in candid ways that make every reader smile in between and relates more with her. The delivery is just as if she is speaking in front of you.

What made me love this book is the final part of it. I won’t give you spoilers on it – for those who didn’t read yet. But for those who finished, I like that page when she said:
“You have the choice to continue reading or not…”

This is her break-up survival guide. It is a good read for everyone – single (by choice/ circumstances), married, complicated etc.

What I learned in reading this book? Is to know yourself – love yourself before loving someone else and most especially is to build a relationship with God!

There are a lot of beautiful quotes from this book; one of my favorite the one from

Isaiah 66:9 –

I will not cause you pain without allowing something new to be born”

Such a good guide for youngsters! I will this post with that! J

Way to go Alex G!

 

 


 

14 February

This day has long been commercially celebrated. Millions of flowers and chocolates are being sold during this holiday and throughout the world, everyone has their own special way of celebrating it with their loved one.

 

 

But how does this day actually become a sensational holiday?

 

Let’s get into a little history class:
It started with St. Valentine. Many believed that St. Valentine sent a letter to the woman he loves by signing it as “From Your Valentine” but it was actually a letter to her daughter who regains sight after believing that God answers our prayers. She was with him in his prison cell while waiting for his father’s execution. He taught her lessons in life, including faith in God bringing them close to God while praying and eventually Julia received God’s gift of sight. More of this story here – St. Valentine loving his daughter Julia (full story below link).

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Photo from : http://www.swtblessings.com/2014/01/john-316-valentines.html
For me, this day has always given me a sense of hope. Back when I was still single, I always look forward to receiving cards, flowers and chocolates from students and friends in college or in the ESL world. Two (2) years ago of the same date has been a special day as I got engaged to Kokobear! We’ve been celebrating 14th of Feb for the past 7 years!

 

This year, I prefer to take this day between me and him… Sharing you a bit of what we have today tomorrow 🙂

 

As a greeting to all family & friends, here is a quote I would like to share.

A good friend sent me the proper description of Valentine’s Day:

 

Its love,

 

When a little girl puts her energy to give dad a head massage.

 

 Its love,

 

When a wife makes tea for husband and take a sip before him.

 

Its love,

 

When a mother gives her son the best piece of cake.

 

 Its love,

 

When ur friend holds ur hand tightly on a slippery road.

 

 Its love,

 

When your brother messages you and asks did you reach home on time…

 

 Loveis not just a guy holding a girl and going around the city.

 

 Love is when  u send a small message to ur friends to make them smile😊

 

 LOVE is actually a name of “care”…

 

 Happy Valentine’s Day

  

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