Life Lately + See you soon, Dubai!

Life Lately . . .

Before the year ends (2017), #TheKokobears (Darrelle and I) hit the road from Abu Dhabi to Dubai. A new life + adventure + service awaits us there. Hitting the road didn’t end there, I also hit the air (haha) by flying back to the Philippines and closed 2017 in Cebu.

Allow me to give you an overview of how’s life lately and once again, I’m hitting the road/air back once again – heading to Dubai this time (Well, I guess I might  just landed when this post goes public.)

 

December 2017

💫 Went home on the 29th and arrived Cebu at 6 AM on the 30th.

💫 Celebrated New Year at home with the family once again.

 

 

2018 January

💫 My brother tied the knot on the 2nd day of the year and as I have shared before, I did their wedding invite as one of my #passionprojects for 2017 – check out DIY: G+M Wedding invite.

💫 Mamo and Dado’s 33rd Anniversary, bought a cake for them.

💫 Met Gemma and Jackie – dinner in SM. Also took a chance to separately bond with them. Gemma and I went site seeing. While Jackie and I went to Simala and Archbishop Teofilo Camomot’s church.

💫 Sessions with Mamo and Auntie VK at HiPre clinic in Tabunok. Health is wealth you know 🙂

 

 

2018 February

💫 Visited Naga Boardwalk with Dion, Clea and Chin2x, The Pyramid, Sirao Flower Farm and Temple of Leah

💫 I’m officially an AUNTIEEE!! 🙂 A Tinang ^^ Auntie-Ninang! Our very first nephew in the family is Baby Grey! Born on 12th Feb 2018.

💫 Attend two Saturday healing sessions with Bro. Julius (of Divine Mercy) at San Roque gym with Mama and Auntie VK.

💫 Faced a health breakthrough on 28th Feb. Thank you Lord.

 

 

2018 March

💫 Dan2x’s birthday. We got him a little cake 🙂 and wrote “Happy Birthday PAPAsio – From Grey.

💫 Recorded a few more vlogs for Dion’s walakokasabotpasabatako YoutTube channel. That was all fun! Helped him in figuring it, editing and uploading it.

💫 Opened a Carousell account: #ShopJMKayne, where I have the chance to sell my pre-loved books and other items. Which was pretty fun, because just a day after I opened it – I automatically got some enquiries and sold a few books! 🙂

💫 Visited Lolo Delfin, also gate crashed in Vibang’s 2nd daughter’s Christening in Bogo.

 

 

2018 April

💫 Celebrated Auntie VK’s birthday + Easter Sunday in North Sky Resort in Sogod.

💫 Met an old friend back in UC-ESL – Yham, an old cd reminded me of her so, Dion and I took chances of looking for her on Facebook and we’ve successfully found her! 🙂 Thank you for the time Yham!

💫 Rendezvous with RC who flew back from UC after 6 months! Her hubby gave her a gift to be back here in Cebu for at least 15 days. 🙂 We had lunch and took some chikka sessions at DepEd + JCo in Ayala.

💫 Ina arrived for her vacation and brough some cutie goodies for Baby Grey.

💫 Yay! A new breakthrough came, I was interviewed for a Podcast! 🙂 Back in 2017 I just shared my 5 favorite podcast and fast forward, I will be on it. I was interviewed for a podcast that will be released hopefully mid-May 🙂

 

 

2018 May

💫 Attended Musical Festival with Dion in Liloan. (05 May 2018)

💫 Edited Dado’s Reunion video. Watch it here > BCS Batch 1072-1973 Reunion. 

💫 Home for Mother’s Day and Local Election Day.

💫 Got a chance to meet Sis Cath in SM City Cebu. A quick chitchat and catch up! (12/May)

💫 Launched The Creative Passport Facebook Community. JOIN HERE.

💫 MORE AND MORE IDEAS coming in, thoughts of this and that on creativity is all over my mind, gotta make it a system and hoepfully put them in order so I could get started! hahaha

💫 Self care day on 20th May – Rebonded and pedicure c/o Sis-in-Law Yvette.

💫 Celebrated my 33rd birthday in Lantaw SRP with family.

💫 Finally finished reading a book I’ve been shelving for years . . . (probably more than a decade now!) … Never thought I’d be entertained this much!👌Thought-provoking, a few basics and some needs processing…. Read it on All I Need to Know, I Learned in Kindergarten book review.

💫 24th May, in transistion back to Dubai, UAE! 🙂

 

During these months, as I enjoy family time I also binge watch the following movies/TV series:
  • Pinoy TV Shows/Series/Teleserye: Sana Dalawa Ang Puso Ko, Showtime, Hanggang Saan, Blood Sisters, Araw Gabi, Ang Probinsyano, Bagani, The Good Son, Since I Found You,
  • Korean Dramas/Movies: Battleship Island, W, Chicago TypeWriter, Doctor Crush (ongoing)
  • Read some books: Steal Like an Artist, Show Your Work, All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten, Everyone Can be Creative etc.
  • Listened to Podcast/Youtube: Arriane Serafico, Lavendaire, Happier, Our Food Aventures etc.
  • New Inspo/Goals: Aileen Xu, Elizabeth Gilbert, Marie Forleo!

 

💫 That’s it for now… please include me in your prayers… 🙂 💫

 

Thank you Lord, bring it on!

 

God bless,

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

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

 

 


#KayneReads #TheKokobearsLibrary #ReadingNook 
#InMyHeartJMKaynesBlog #iamjmkayne #PPBreakthroughs2018

 

Kayne Series (Vol. 5) – #AtoZChallenge2018

Kayne Series Volume 5 – The #AtoZChallenge2018

Disclaimer: Before seeing a few blogs who did this #AtoZChallenge, I personally have seen these pages (the photos above) from my personalized magazine (make-my-own) where I created this A-Z list. Actually it has been my practice ever since I became an ESL Teacher. In fact I have used this strategy as well during my first one-on-one sessions for my CLS/HH members. 😀

Athena | Basketball | Car | Diary | Education | Fantasy | G-mik | Height | Internet | Julie Mae | Kayne | Letters | Mtv | Novels | Ouiting | Paris | Quiet | Relax | Singing | Tash | Ur105 | Vj  | Work | Xinsei | Yuck | Zoo

 

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The above A to Z was my list way back 2004-2005, I guess I made it during my late CNU days. Before posting this, I have made a new version of this #AtoZChallenge for 2018.

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What has changed?
What’s the difference after a decade?
What are the things/people/concerns that  I am into compared to 2005 vs 2018? (13 years later)
Does some of these letters (items) still capture my heart after all these years?
Read on and learn in this new #KayneSeries!
  • Artistic

    True to my theme this year: Passion Projects and Breakthroughs 2018 #PPBreakthroughs2018 – I would like to become more ARTISTIC in all my endeavors. I wanna express that side of me who wants to be an artist in my own way. Be it be in my blog life, in community, in  my passion and more. I hope to be better in this journey of an artistic life! 🙂

  • Bread and Butter

    It’s been almost 1 year and 4 months since I last worked and lost my bread and butter. I have to say I miss it so much now. But I trust that God has a better plan for me and I’m so excited what He has instore for me! bring it on J!

  • CFC-FFL or CFFL in UAE

    Community life has always been a part of my journey since 2009 and up to this day, I am a proud member of CFC-FFL or CFFL in UAE. It’s been 9 years now and with all the ups and downs of the community life, I remain truthful to my covenant, with God’s strength He will provide and He will keep me going. Amen!

  • Dado (Papa Glenn)

    I love Papa! Family is love. It is because of him (and Mama) that I am who I am today. 🙂 Honoring him and my mom at all times. Hello Glenn Dacalos Bacus, I love you Pa! <3

  • Europe

    The countries in Europe is on my bucketlist! Who doesn’t have it? 🙂 Italy is on the top list, followed by Paris, Switzerland, Germany, Spain and more! Hopefully very soon I will get to tick off at least one of them.

  • Faith

    This is being tested every now and then. Way back then, I thought I had enough but the more that I learn about it, the more I learn that there is more need to seek about this. Seek God deeper.

  • Grey

    That’s the name of our newest family member. My very first nephew. Glenrey aka Grey!

  • Health

    Late Feb this year when I have to do a breakthrough about my health and somehow bcoz of that I am now trying my best to be mindful of that part of my life.

  • Interior Designs

    I am currently into beautiful interior designs – binge watching/looking for ideas that sparks interest and could possibly apply it into our lil abode. I always enjoy IKEA’s tiny rooms but Pinterest has been giving so much inspo too!

  • Jesus

    What a beautiful name it is. In His name, I trust. I am a #Missionary247 #CyberMissionary for Jesus’ glory. I am a Proud Catholic and so I have shared this guide for the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about this faith. Let the Bible answer your questions.  Read: I am CATHOLIC.

  • Kokobear

    My love. My Darrelle (awww! Cheesy here,  but true! hehe )

  • Life Verses

    This is a new #PassionProject I am creating this year. Watch out for it very soon my on YouTube Channel. 😀

  • Mom (Mama Julie)

    Simply because she’s my mother. I guess the more you get older the more you appreciate the people in your life. Hi Julita Hortelano Bacus! <3 Saranghae uma!

  • New Place: Dubai

    I may be celebrating my one (1) decade in the UAE, but most of it 99% of it is in Abu Dhabi. This year, Kokobear and I embark into a new place – DUBAI! Our version of Dubnation! We look forward to new discoveries, new learnings, new challenges that God wwill through our ways. For we believe God will provide and He will straighten our paths.

  • Organizing

    Been going through some organizing mess! haha Actually I have these so many things on my head that required prioritizing and organizing. So many ideas, passion project goals and to do! I know for sure what to do with it, its just that I love the feeling and though of being so busy (on my head) thinking this and that,,, while I am still out of the real world job. I will try to organize them very soon. Wish me luck! 😀

  • Passion Projects

    This year I call it a year of #PassionProjects and Breakthroughs. I would like to dedicate a few blog posts about this very important topic. I believe that we all have to do such creative side projects or hobby that would allow us to simply destress and enjoy doing it with out pressure. Here is the first installment post that I made to open this year. Read: Why Start a Passion Project?

     

  • Quitting

    Last year (2017) I quit doing something I really love. I thought quiting is a weak person’s move. Yet quitting lead me to bigger plan that God has made.  Always make a point of offering such decision to God. I trust that He would let things happen for a reason. If you Google quotes about quitting, it usually shows you a “Don’t Quit” quotes – here’s my version to it:

Quitting” is a –Quiz –Using the –Intelligence of God’s perfect –Timing.
  • Risks

    As I move forward to my 33rd year this year – I thought that the more that I am open to taking risks. Job choices, life decisions and others. I just pray that whatever risk I take – the Lord will bless these actions.

  • Stories

    This year I have re-opened my WattPad account ang thought of writing more stories. Since this year is my year of Passion Projects, working on new stories or publishing old ones is one of my projects. I hope to finish at least 5 this year, maximum 10. Get updates and read my stories on #WattPad_MissJMKayne. Hopefully I will get a time to work on it and move forward to more! Fingers crossed! 😀

  • Teaching

    My first and forever number one passion. I may not be doing it now, but I am always a teacher at heart. Of course I don’t go far, at the  moment I also have an ongoing Passion Project under “brainstorming stage” where I will be teaching something online. As of today, the details are not yet ready to be divuldged. I will definitely update you once I hit the ready button 🙂 In the meantime, get a glance into my TEACHING Room online. 

  • Unity

    To be united in whatever aspect in life: family, faith, love, team, community is so important. It is the backbone of a successful, loving and faithful unit of the society. I know it’s a tough call – but if only we unite for the better cause of life. I bet things will be better.

  • Video making and editing

    Currently preparing my video editing skills for my #PassionProject to do some YouTube videos soon. 🙂 Its for my #IAmACyberMissionary series for Life Verses. Watch out for it very soon.

  • Writing

    I’ve shared in my past blog posts, that this skill is my weakest and for me to polish it, I have to continously learn and study. It’s one of the very reason why I am into this blogging because I’d like to work better on this. In fact, my IELTS scores will show that among the 4 skills 🙂 hehehe Writing – although I passed – is still the lowest score that I have. I am a work in progress. I claim no “pro” status in this field even if I am the Editor-in-chief of The VineyardMagazine. So, here I am, trying my very best to build my writing life better than ever. Hopefully I could someday claim that I am indeed in a next level! 🙂

  • Xoxo

    Favorite and shortest way to express kisses and hugs! Hahah never thought that this actually mean something until I learned what it is! For those who might not be familiar yet,,, X means kisses while O is a hug! ^^ 

  • Zeal

    Zeal is a characterstic that we usually feel whenever we get ourself into something really interesting. Zeal for Love, Zeal for God. Zeal could be a another word for Passion. Right now I have this Zeal to take this online life into a higher level. I hope to someday become someone who I looked up to. People or entreuprener who have made life and business through their online presence. 

 

Interested of doing the same? The CHALLENGE is so easy, do your own #AtoZChallenge on your blog too! Just tag me on that post…
Simply take a paper (or on your blog itself – maybe on a notebook and start writing your A to Z) or alternatively here’s a freebie worksheet for your to use.

 

 


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A Labour Day Special – My “WORK-Life” Journey

Happy Labour’s Day!!!

Hats off to all the hard-working people in the world!

I have been thinking of what to post for this very special day. Then came the idea of sharing my own career journey. It’s easy to just simply enjoy the holiday and greet each other a Happy Labour’s Day… But going deeper to its meaning and actually appreciate every individual who dedicates their 8 AM – 5 PM everyday (others are even up to 12, 15, 20 or 24 hours a day) at work is bigger than the picture that we see with our eyes.

What I am trying to say, is that, more than just the greetings and the “rest day” or the holiday – take time to sit down with that “worker” in your family. Embrace him/her and say your gratitude. Life has become easier because of his/her efforts.

On the other hand, allow me to share my own career journey. This is my way of expressing gratitude to the companies I have worked with. Remembering the place, the ambiance, the scent, the people, the emotions and the lessons learned!

But most of all, this is somehow a gratitude list to God – for the opportunities He gave me.

A Teacher.

UC-ESL & GEOS Philippines, Cebu Philippines. First and foremost, it was my childhood dream to become an educator. It’s so vivid in the depth of my memories that I used to gather younger kiddos around and pretend to be one. In fact, at – 20 years old later I have become a licensed teacher.

Money Changer Assistant.

VHEZ Exchange, Colon Cebu PH. My Aunt has a Money Changing business and on Sundays during my college years, I would assist my mom. This opened my to the various currency around the world. An exciting day there was, every time you get to receive fake notes! 🙂 That was really fun!

Telemarketer.

Emirates Technical & Safety Development Centre (ETSDC), Abu Dhabi, UAE. Right after graduating at the normal school, I tend to try out any other work. I have applied to different positions including Sales and the most popular back then – a call center agent. Company after company, I was labelled as “not yet ready”, thus being turned down. But when the opportunity knocks in 2008, when my cousin asked me if I am interested, I never mind what that position was. On my head was “ticking off a bucket-list” to get my passport stamped before it expires! lol And yes, it was a Telemarketer position for a Safety Training Centre in Abu Dhabi. Closely CSR or Call Centre Agent somehow!

Sea Survival & HUET Instructor

Emirates Technical & Safety Development Centre (ETSDC), Abu Dhabi, UAE. After 2 years of marketing/telemarketing the courses and with my manager’s knowledge of my teaching background – he then assigned me a special class exclusive for ladies. This was to teach Sea Survival and HUET (Helicopter Underwater Landing Training). To my excitement, I nailed it like the very first time I started teaching! I love sharing knowledge and information. It is still my number one passion to this day.

Training Admin Assistant

National Drilling Company (now ADNOC Drilling), Abu Dhabi, UAE. After gaining a hundreds++ companies under my belt, comes an opportunity of a lifetime. One of Abu Dhabi’s government companies (in Oil Drilling) have given me this chance to be a part of their team. I grabbed it of course! I have worked for them for 4+ years.

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As of March 2018, I am still in the quest to my next position. What could it be? I am excited to know what God has in store for me. Curious about my CV? Check it out on my LinkedIn Profile.

I’ve written this career journey as a special LABOUR DAY salute to all labours, most especially to all OFWs (Overseas Filipino Workers). You are indeed heroes in your own right.

How about you, what jobs have you taken? How was your experience?

God bless,


 

How to START a BLOG (2018)

How to START a BLOG (2018)

Source: Unspalsh.com

For a while now, I always encourage my friends and a few readers to start a blog whenever they tell me that I inspire them to pursue their passion in writing. And I always get caught up to the thought that why not tell them HOW TO DO IT? 🙂 

Now, this is my action step! ^^ Let me share how in this blog post.

The 7 steps to start a blog:

  1. Answer, WHY do you want to start a blog?
  2. Decide what to blog about. Define or identify your niche
  3. Choose a blogging platform.
  4. Get started with WordPress.
  5. Design & use your blog!
  6. Pick a domain name. (Optional for beginners)
  7. Find a host. (Optional for beginners)

Don’t worry, I will elaborate these steps one by one and hopefully I will give justice to it. 

 

<<< A little BACK STORY <<<

I have been blogging since 2008, this year is a very important year in my life because it’s the year that I have ticked off one of my bucket-list : To get my passport stamped before it expires! lol hahaha kidding aside – this is the year I left Cebu for Abu Dhabi.

So, to ease loneliness (not really lonely but excited of the new adventures) and more on being homesick – I have decided to record my experiences through blogging. Thus, In My Heart came to life. Because these are the stories #InMyHeart ♥.

 

🖥 NOW BACK TO THE MAIN TOPIC  🖥


 #1 – Answer, WHY do you want to start a blog?


[ #KayneAnswers: I wrote it already above – I wanted to express my feelings and document my life experiences.]

Most of the people, will have the same reason as mine. Others because they have learned that blogging can also let them:

 Practice the writing skills

✅ Share their stories, poetry and other literary expressions

 Earn money

 Or just to simply make an online diary of their life.

You, what’s your WHY?

 


#2 – Decide what to blog about. Define or identify your niche.


[#KayneAnswers: I want to blog about my life experiences (take 3 heheh). At first, I can’t define  my niche but overall its a lifestyle/personal niche where topics about life, travel, faith, teaching are combined.]

You have all the right to choose whatever topic you want to write, as long as you don’t hurt anybody.. {Avoid fake news pls!!!}  I would suggest that you write what you are passionate about. You can also just make a photo blog – where you simply share your favorite photos and a little description or caption. 

Not Sure What to BLOG yet? Write anyway! Share whatever you have in your mind. I even found a blog that I am currently loving – where she simply share a note of the little things in life. Check out http://justlittlethings.net. Another blog only features his favorite YouTube Music videos and songs. One fellow blogger shares her journey about depression. Actually, it is all up to you. 

#Writing, for me is therapeutic, it eases my thoughts amidst the many cabwebs it has. It calms me down. The words that I release through the pen and paper takes out anxiety and makes me feel better. #iamjmkayne #InMyHeartJMKaynesBlog… Click To Tweet

💡 FYI: Niche noun [nich] is defined as – pertaining to a specific position or specific appeal to a market. This means topic such as Life, Travel, Faith, Family, Food, Political issues, Entertainment… etc.

 

 


#3 – Choose a Blogging Platform


[#KayneAnswers: In 2008, I was blogging through in Blogspot.com (this is the Google blogging platform). And in 2016, I have decided to move it to WordPress. Simply because I have found out that WordPress has more users compared to Blogspot and that I often encounter difficulty in connecting and conversing with bloggers from WordPress when I was still in Blogspot.]

For item #4, I am sharing the platform that I am using now, and that is WordPress.

💡 FYI: Blogging Platforms – are the sites  (software/service) that allows you to publish your content onto the internet in a form of blog. There are many options to this. There is Tumblr, Portofolio.com, Google+, Facebook Page, Medium, SquareSpace, Wix and more. This link will help you more as it compares these platform.

 


#4 – Get Started with WORDPRESS


  1. Visit www.wordpress.com or download the app (in IOS or Google App stores)
  2. And the next few steps are on the below Slideshare. 🙂 Or alternatively, here’s a free downloadable version of ✅ HOW TO MAKE A BLOG 2018.

 Alternatively, here’s a free downloadable version of ✅ HOW TO MAKE A BLOG 2018.

 


#5 – Design and USE your Blog!


[ #KayneAnswers: I got my blog theme/design from a free WordPress design called NIKKON. It’s easy to use and if I wanna make it premium, I can totally change it once I’m ready to pay for the extra and better widgets or services. But for now, I’m happy with it. ]

Pick the design you love. Change when you feel like, edit this, edit that. Change the font, change the color. You can change it as you like. But there are times that you have to buy the premium versions of it. So if you’re cool with the free one (just like me) stay there. haha 😀

There are thousands of blog designs or themes you can choose from. WordPress Free account has  options or you can also purchase your prefered style and upload it to your blog. 🙂

 

Source: www.heise.de

 


#6 – Pick a domain name


[ #KayneAnswers: In the earlier stage of my blog I have already used i-am-jmhkayne.blogspot.com  Mine happens to be www.iamjmkayne.com.]

Optional for beginners. Domain names are your personal choice of what your world wide web (www) address will be. Picking a domain name in this level means no more – – – domainname.wordpress.com or domainname.blogspot.com or domainname.tumblr.com. This time only yourdomainname.com.

Bear in mind though that picking a personalized domain has a cost. It is not for free. WordPress itself has a per month price, shown in the above slide/downloadable guide. BUT! Don’t worry I can recommend you a cheaper service that will cost you around 550+ Pesos only for 12 months! I will share that website in the next item.

 


#7 – Find a host


Again, this is optional for beginners. Understanding what a blog host sometimes is very confusing.

[ #KayneAnswers: My blog’s host is COFFEEMAGS! I also bought my domain from them at *500 PHP (*10$) for 1 year. While my blog hosting is at 1$ per month (more or less 600 PHP/year). So far they have the cheapest cost I have encountered, but their service is great! Both Michael and Gecel are so helpful especially for a non-techy person like me 😃 ]

*Price varies depending on the domain that you choose.

💡 FYI: Blog Host – is the place where your blog lives in the online world. For example, Blogspot’s host is Google. It is powered by Google. To make it more simple, Andy Traub makes this simple analogy: Web hosting is the LAND and your domain is is the ADDRESS of the house. So for you to stay in your place (online) you need a blog host.


This is my humble version of HOW TO START A BLOG (2018). A very basic guide to start in the blogging world.

I hope this post inspires you to start your blog this 2018!

 

Let the blogging begin! 🙂

 

 

 

God bless

 

 

 

 

 


This isn’t a sponsored post. But the above CoffeeMags has an affiliate link which will give me a share for successful sign ups.

My Paradise | JM Bacus

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via My Paradise | Julie Mae Bacus

from Ang Suga Publication (CNU)

Didn’t know that this 13-year old poem of mine was already published by @angsugapublication’s Worpdress blog since Aug 2016! So happy and blessed to have finally made it to the school’s mag! 😍 hahaha T’was my frustration back then… (to get published in the school mag) 😂
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Know the reason why I wrote it and get the feels of it! A special shout out to Ms. @leonemaeestrelloso (on IG) for the photo background.👍

Check it on angsugapub.wordpress.com/2016/08/my-paradise-julie-mae-bacus/

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#cnumagazine #AngSuga #HigalangNormalite #Poem #Poetry #MyParadise #FrustratedWriter #HappyMe #iamjmkayne #InMyHeartJMKaynesBlog #PPBreakthroughs2018 #PoetDawKo #FeelingWriter

 

Never give up on your dreams, keep chasing it even if it will take more than a decade. The right time will pass. Take it from me, I just did after 12 years! <3 . . . #MyParadise #IamJMKayne #InMyHeartJMKaynesBlog #PPBreakthroughs Click To Tweet

 

 

God bless!

JM Kayne 

 

 


 

Cebu – Temple of Leah (2018)

Temple of Leah has started making the buzz all over Cebu and nearby cities as it captures the heart ♥ of many Cebuanos & Filipinos.

This temple isn’t a place of worship. Instead it is an expression of love from a husband Teodirico Adarna to his late wife Leah Albino Adarna. Also dubbed as Cebu’s version of Taj Mahal.

Right after our unplanned trip to Sirao Flower Farm, we headed to this temple which is a 20-25 minutes drive by motorcycle (habal-habal). 75/- Pesos is the fare per person, one way.

Entrance Fee @ 50/- pesos per person (as of Feb 2018)

What can you do/see?

✔️ Basically the temple is open, Leah’s statue will greet you once you enter the structure. It is right in the centre of two arching stairs that make it look like a throne. Some rooms are not opened yet but you could see a glimpse of Leah’s life through her collections such as figurines, books, kitchen utensils and more.

✔️ Unlimited photos all the way from Leah’s structure to the huge columns that seemed to bring you to a #EuropeFeels or #RomeFeels to the two gold-plated lions. 🦁🦁

✔️ Outside is wide space to chill out. A few seats and tables are set at the ends of the area where you’ll be able to see Cebu city skyline. And oh don’t forget there’s a fountain in front that has 3 Goddesses I think… When night falls, it is a treat to see the city lights and the temple itself.

✔️ A snack station is also available where you could grab a quick 3-in-1 coffee! ☕

Our stay took us around an hour. We took the advantage that our driver is only waiting for us and he didn’t mention any time frame for us to finish. I will leave out the details on why this structure has been built and let you read it yourself once you pay a visit to this place. 🙂

 

Check out some of the photos I took during this visit.

 

 

Hope this blog post gives you an idea on how to get there!

Enjoy the sights and lights!

 

 

God bless!