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💫💫💫 I wish, I wish, wishywishy wish wish wish!  💫💫💫


This idea of an additional page came to me when Lala (my “CG” – Creative Genius) kept me up all night a for sometime now… The “BER” month has just arrived and so I jumped in! Here’s a running list of my wishes! 🙂 .

Disclaimer: Don’t get me wrong, I’m not that materialistic girl – but I just thought of giving my friends and family an easy way of knowing what I’d like to receive and save them some time. ^^ (wink* wink*) Especially if they check out my blog. haha


(In no specific order)


  1. A NEW JOB this 2019 (Praying for a Training/L&D field)
  2. Have my Passion Project – The Creative Passport Workbook be published
  3. Books!!! The War of Art, The Sleight Edge, 5 Languages of Love,
  4. Travel to Armenia & Georgia + Italy and South Korea
  5. Gimbal for my vlogging (kuno! hahah)
  6. A new daily bag to go. 😀
  7. Specific Christmas Wish? A LIKE on my blog’s GB Page – In My Heart JM Kayne and a VISIT + & READ on here www.iamjmkayne.com
  8. More collaborations and a long lasting one.




  1. A NEW JOB this 2018 (Praying for a Training/L&D field)
  2. Polaroid Camera – Got mine! Thanks Kokobear! 💚
  3. Polaroid printer
  4. Polaroid films/sheets
  5. A lighter DSLR Camera
  6. Big Magic (book) – by Elizabeth Gilbert – got it, thanks Kokobear 🙂
  7. The Four Tendencies by Gretchen Rubin (book)
  8. Calm (book)
  9. Five Minutes in the Morning (book) – on the way! 🙂 Bought it for myself.. hahaha good job JM! 🙂
  10. E-Course from Marie Forleo (B-School or Copy Cure)
  11. Arriane Serafico’s Braver Goals Workbook and Crossroad Workbook
  12. Lavendaire’s 2019 Artist of Life Workbook – Got it! It’s currently with RC 🙂
  13. Nike KD’s Cupcake Shoes (red) size 37-38 please 😃
  14. Starbucks Tumbler (with mint green top cover)
  15. IKEA’s Kallax (book stand)
  16. Kokobear’s Christmas Tree – Got it! 🙂 Dec 2018



Thank you & God bless!


#Hopeful, lol







Dear 🎅 Santa

Christmas gifts dear santa at iamjmkayne.com

Dear Santa,

I’ve been good this year! 😀

Most of the time, kids (and kids at heart) write to you to tell you their wishes. To ask the desires of our hearts and mind. To whisper into your ears the things that makes our eyes shine and brings smiles into our faces . . .

I, on the other hand is writing you this because I’d like to tell you THANK YOU!

Also, I’d like to share to the other readers of this letter something not many people know about who you really are. I know you and I KNOW WHAT YOU DID  . . . in 343 AD.

YOU are Nicolas of Bari from Lycia – present day Turkey. Your parents are wealthy and your a devout Christian. You’ve been generous even in your early age. You were imprisoned, released and became a priest and later a bishop.
You are associated with Christmas because of your tradition of giving secret gifts to children. Thus parents have made you a friendly figure during this season. Your feast day is on 6th December which was the date of your death. Although it’s a sad day, but it has become a celebration because of your virtue and that you have represented Christ through giving, indeed you brought joy to children and even to adults. 

Aside from that thank you of course, let’s go now, into my wishlist! 😀

*I hope that everyone celebrating this yuletide season will be reminded that this is ALL ABOUT CHRIST. There’s no Christmas without CHRIST.

*Please let my family and friends have a great Christmas and New Year. Keep them safe and make them feel my love even if I’m away from them.

*A new job that I love would really be great! Although I’m open to being a published author too! 😀 (wink*) #TheCreativePassport

*I pray for good health to all my family members, friends, community brothers and sisters and everyone else who suffers pain physically, emotionally and mentally. Even those who  are struggling with Spiritual dryness too. May they find the light back to God once again.

*I continue to lift up all families to have a strong spiritual foundation. For couples to keep their eyes on Jesus and for us to keep the fire in our marriage, putting Him in the midst of it. May Christ’s love be our model in giving out love to others.

*I’d like to offer a special wish to the Filipino people around the world and especially those who are in the Philippines… that may we learn to UNITE for the greater cause of the nation.

*I wish for CFFL Community Growth. Both in numbers and of spiritually matured leaders and members. Special intention to CFFL Dubai of course. May we manage to surpass the struggles and challenges that is inevitable in this area. For His Glory.

This list could go on and on… but to be honest, I don’t want much this year.

I just want the person reading this to be happy.  I pray that may their wishes come true. That they will stay connected to the true source of happiness. No one but the only reason of this season.

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Dear Santa,

The lines in every Christmas Villages (in malls/parks) are so long – but it never stops the people to fall in line  just to be near you and to get a photo of you with the kiddos… Thank you for bringing joy to all of us!

And hey! I also have a wish for you!

That you continue inspiring children to dream on and finally THANK YOU for representing Christ!
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That’s Kokobear as Santa during the CFFL Dubai Family Day & Christmas Party 2018 on 7th Dec.




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Curious of my Christmas wishlist? This may help. 🙂

Books I’ve Read (of Pages and Chapters)

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Of Pages and Chapters, allow me to share the books I’ve read.

I don’t really consider myself a bookworm, I am just one ordinary girl who reads books. I guess in this life time I might have not completed a hundred or two. Trying my best to accomplish that. hehehe At least to give justice to my profession of being an educator… Well I guess, adding all the textbooks, I bet I’ve reach 100! 🙂 Anyway, here’s my humble list of pages and chapters of that world called books! 🙂

Majority of these books I have read a long time ago and can’t recall the exact year… So instead of specifying them year by year, I’ve collated them into 2017 backwards and will update 2018 onwards as I go along the way 🙂 Again, welcome to #TheKokobearsLibrary as #KayneBooks #KayneReads.

Basically on my “2018 TO READ” shelf! Wish me luck! Hope to finish it before Season 8 comes. Thank you to  _ _ _  you know who you are! #ChristmasWishlist2017 🙂

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What I’m reading this year (2018)

  • Current: El Camino De Santiago (The Way of St. James) Lessons in Servant Leadership by Frank Padilla

  • Current: Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert audiobook completed, now savoring the paperback. 🙂

  • Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes (audiobook)
  • Everyone Can Be Creative by Merlee Cruz-Jayme
  • All I Need to Know, I Learned in Kindergaten by Robert Fulghum
  • Steal Like An Artist by Austin Kleon
  • Show Your Work by Austin Kleon 

I’ve read from 2017 – backwards:

  1. The ABCs of Journalling by Abbey Sy
  2. Paano Ba by Bianca Gonzales (2017)
  3. Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert Kiosaki (2017)
  4. Dear Alex by Alex Gonzaga (2016)
  5. Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom (2016)
  6. For One More Day – by Mitch Albom
  7. The Five People you Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom
  8. My Maid Invests in the Stock Market (E-Book shorter version) by Bo Sanchez
  9. Twilight Saga (All 4 books: Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse and Breaking Dawn) – Audio book by Stephenie Meyer
  10. How to Find your OTL: One True Love by Bo Sanchez
  11. Seneca Falls Inheritance by Meriam Grace Monfredo (2004- used for a book review project in CNU)
  12. ANGELS The Inside Scoop on the Stars of Charlie’s Angels by Nancy Krulik
  13. Acres of Diamon (Book of Opportuniy) by Russell Conwell
  14. What to Say When You Talk to Yourself by Shad Helmstetter, Ph.D
  15. Alias (Skin Deep) by Cathy Hapka
  16. The Valkyries by Paolo Coelho
  17. The Alchemist by Paolo Coelho
  18. By The River Piedra, I Sat Down and Wept by Paolo Coelho
  19. Anne Frank (Highschool Days)
  20. Bloodline by Sidney Sheldon (my very first Sidney Sheldon encounter and after that, I became a fan!)
  21. A Stranger in the Mirror by Sidney Sheldon
  22. Master of the Game by Sidney Sheldon
  23. Windmills of Gods by Sidney Sheldon
  24. Ryan White (True Story) by Ryan White and Anne Marie Cunningham
  25. The Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren
  26. The Spice Girls (Uncensored  Story) by Anna Louise Golden



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A closer look into #InMyHeartJMKaynesBlog

  • Understanding this blog: read “ABOUT-The-Blog
  • www.iamjmkayne.com‘s Media Kit
  • Join the The Creative Passport Facebook Community (JOIN Here)
  • Sign up for the #InMyHeartJMKaynesBlog updates
  • Dig deeper into a more creative life with The Creative Passport Workbook. (S-O-O-N)
  • Listen to my very first Podcast Interview w/ Our Food Adventures.




Presentation & Slides





Worksheets & Recommended E-Books




  • Complete List of Books I’ve Read
  • On my Shelves : Game of Thrones Series, True Love Project, Uncovering the Mysteries of God.
  • Wishlist Books
    • What to Do with an Idea by Kobi Yamada
    • Year of  Yes by Rhonda Shimes
    • Start with Why by Simon Sinek
    • Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol Dweck
    • The 100$ Start-up by Chris Guillebeau
    • Odyssey by Homer



CREATIVE & PRODUCTIVITY YouTube, Blogs, Podcasts

2017 – Top 5 Favorite Podcasts

2018 Updated Podcast List





50 Blog Post Ideas for Lifestyle/Personal Bloggers

50 Blog Post Ideas for Lifestyle/Personal Bloggers

Blog post ideas from different sources have made this blog up and running for years. As they always say “Content is gold”! At times, I am stagnant of what to write and share. No community events, travel session with Kokobear or just got no inspiration. The easiest “go to” for me is Google ideas and in no time, I get started.

So, I am paying it back by simply listing my own share of blog post ideas for Lifestyle bloggers or for Personal blogs to keep you going. Hopefully this will help you in any way. 🙂

  1. Why Do You Blog?
  2. Answer your FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) about yourself/blog or others
  3. 5/ 10 /20 Things about Yourself
  4. An Interview with someone you admire.
  5. Share a review of your Favorite TV Series / List of Drama (or K-Dramas) that you love
  6. Talk about a new place (You visited or moved in to)
  7. Write a Public Service Blog post
  8. Share about What’s on your Make-Up Kit
  9. Do a Blog Series (Example: You Blog You series, Kayne Series)
  10. Product Review
  11. Book/Movie Review
  12. Share an Opinion about a Certain issue (Current Events)
  13. 20 things before 20 / 30 Things before 30 / 40, 50 etc. – Bucket list
  14. Your A – Z List
  15. List down and Appreciate 5 bloggers and describe why?
  16. Show your Collections (mugs, stationaries, bags, souvenirs, books, etc.)
  17. Your OOTD (Outfit of the Day)
  18. Share about your Favorite Instagram Accounts
  19. An Encounter with God
  20. An Encounter with Your Neighbor
  21. Lesson You’ve Learned about last Sunday’s Gospel (or Friday’s)
  22. Books you are currently reading / planning to read
  23. Advise about a certain relationship issue
  24. Recipe Post
  25. Monthly Reviews/ Favorites
  26. Write a Letter to the Younger version of yourself
  27. What’s in Your Bag
  28. Birthday/Christmas Wishlist
  29. A Reverse Bucket list (share all the cool things you’ve done already)
  30. Free Activities/Locations in your city
  31. Round up your favorite brands (in all items)
  32. Gift Ideas (for a certain occasion)
  33. Your Best movies of the year
  34. How To – – – (something you are expert or good at)
  35. Share and Explain your favorite Bible scripture
  36. The DOs and ‘DONTs about  – – –
  37. Your Current Passion Project
  38. 24 or 48 Hours in (City name)
  39. Experiment: Go out of your comfort zone and share about that experience.
  40. Share your favorite Poems / Quotes
  41. Travel/Make Up/ Bag / MUST Haves
  42. A list and photos of your local street foods!
  43. Q&A Post
  44. That High School Life Memories
  45. Write about your FIRSTs
  46. The Songs that’s currently on your Playlist
  47. List # that you are Grateful for
  48. Do a Photo Challenge (series or stand alone post)
  49. A Blogpost with no words, just pictures.
  50. Host a Giveaway



Stopping at fifty (50) this time, but whenever I get some ideas, I shall add it up here. Enjoy and let the blogging (once again) begin!


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#BloggerPH #CebuBlogger #LifestyleBlogger #BlogLife #Blogger
#Blogging #BloggingGals #BloggerBabes #BloggerBossGirl #ExpatBlogger
#TravelBlogger #LifestyleAndTravelBlogger  #TeacherBlogger #viral
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God bless,







5 gift ideas + 2017 Collaboration post review

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Hello there everyone!


JM Kayne signing in for this Christmas season… well, basically this blog post is a mini-review of the collaboration that I have this year and at the same time a quick gift guide for you out there who might not be sure yet of what to wrap for your family and friends in this season of giving!

With those in mind, let me share 5 gift ideas for this season!

1. Personalized Journal

A journal/ diary is very ideal and Purpletrail has a solution to that, check out my story about this on PURPLETRAIL JOURNALS, Record memories with style!

2. Wallet & Bags 

Of course, Eva Leather has it covered! I’ve received my very first Christmas gift this year as they’ve sent me a wallet and I am so happy with it. Read my wallet review on EVA LEATHER – ROSAIRE WALLET.

3. Books  

Thank you to those people who ticked off these wish-list! You know who you are!!! God bless you! Mwahh xoxo

Awwww! I get giddy whenever I say this.. hahaha so at around last week of November I posted on facebook a few of my wishlist books and indeed some of my friends have  responded by sending me these! What better gift can you give, is the gift of knowledge. Read, read read and widen your horizon and vocabulary. This time, I wanna explore creativity and that amazing world of the Thrones.

4. Bags  

Bagail came in as my second collab post this year and they have variety of bags to choose from, mine was clear-tote bag, where I shared 3 REASONS TO LOVE BAGAIL.


5. Not Sure? Go Online & Get a Cashback! – 

Online shopping has been a trend for a while but Shopback has a little twist to it! You shop online through their website, they will redirect you to your prefered online site and you get a cashback in every completed purchase! How cool is that!? Read more about this in my blog post SHOP AND GET A CASH BACK!

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This year, my very first collab was with a Singaporean company that has created a base in the Philippines, it is called Shopback PH. Second, followed by a variety of bag from Bagail. Third, Quality Education campaign from Rocketship Schools. Followed by Basic Invite for your party invitation needs. Then my very first Christmas gift this year is a leather wallet from Eva Leather and finally personalized journals from PurpleTrail! This year has been really fruitful and amazing. . . To be honest, my target was only for 3 collabs but when it rains, it pours! Thanks God!

I look forward to what 2018 may bring. As early as now, I’d like to set my target for next year. 2017 was for 3 collabs, this new year I’d like to hit times 2 at 6 collaboration blog post and hopefully surpass it just like this year. Wish me luck! 🙂


Thank you to all brands/companies I have worked with this year, it has been a pleasure. Hope this won’t be the last one!


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God bless,





This post is not sponsored, this is just a simply review of my past sponsored blog post this year!