Gratitude Journal with a Twist!

Gratitude Journal with a Twist!

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Do you love writing journals?

I do! Or shall I say, I did!

My favorite TV show back in my High-school days was G-mik and Roni/Ronalisa (You’d know who she is if you are a fan… curious? this is her IG) used to write diaries. So as a teen and a trying hard writer (been really trying hard ever since… 🤣 hahaha) I took my own space and started writing diaries! Oh by the way – it was also in High school  that I read Anne Frank’s The Diary of a Young Girl – that inspired me to start the journalling too!

Fast forward 2010 ~ 2011 – I found myself less “emo”, so I started to drift away from this habit. I guess social media came and a love life too. 

So somehow my “me time” and my Dear Diary moment started to vanish. Until it was totally out. But, I still hoard notebooks of different shapes, size, designs and colors. I guess the teacher in me – still sinks in whenever I am in a bookstore/stationary shop.  I feel like I’m at home – I’m in my haven! 🙂 A part of me still have that “diarist”/journalist soul! 

Anyhow – I have started to make a new way of writing journals. As I continue to embark this “creative living lifestyle” I found that a habit I’ve “paused for a while” is worth keeping! – that is – – – 

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Having a notebook to write your thoughts, ideas and even keeping a Gratitude list!

Now, this post is about that GRATITUDE JOURNAL. . . .

(with a twist! – as the title says! hehe)

I started creating a journal or list of THANK YOU/GRATEFULNESS. The first entry went pretty well.

Day 2 – Another good one.

Day 3 – Still good

Day 4 /5 /6 /7 /8 – – – I suddenly started feeling like – oooppppsss!

What happened?

My list has become a copy and paste . . .

Then I heard in one podcast that I love listening – Happier by Gretchen Rubin! That keep at least 3 rather than just blurting out a looonnng list. Stay very specific and recognize even the smallest things that bring you joy!

So Let’s say:

 


Today, I am thankful for:

  1. Person – For that smile from a baby I met in the metro.
  2. An Achievement – For today’s safety travel.
  3. Something small – For that smell of a coffee that boosts my mood!

If you think this is the twist – – – well, not yet!

As I continue to explore podcasts, articles, blogs and other TV/Youtube shows on creativity, business, productivity and more – I landed on Marie Forleo’s Marie TV!

She once had a guest that describes similar habit/practice – but instead of simply writing the easy one (even if small and specific) – the guest mentioned that it is better if we take this into a step higher . . .

How?

He said, how about you write 3 things you are grateful in a “different perspective”.

Today, look at life on the other side of the coin.

Write 3 things that brings you stress, worries or something that is not positive. Oppppsss! Stay with me! The twist is here!

 

Let’s say:


Today, these things bring me a not so good moments:

  1. A Difficult Person at work/home/community (be specific) – he/she wont see this diary anyway.
  2. A bill I missed to pay.
  3. I was late at work/ for an appointment

Now, let’s do the twist!


Today, these things bring me a “not so good moment” BUT! On the other hand I learned to – –(Make them BOLD or underline them on your journal to emphasize that these are the one you are GRATEFUL for and not the stress/negativity.)

  1. For Example – John – he was difficult but I learned to extend more of my patience.
  2. A bill I missed to pay – I missed to pay this because I haven’t keep it on my notes/calendar/reminder list. So I learned to take note and mindful about it.
  3. I was late at work/ for an appointment – I learned to set an hour or 2 to make sure to be on time.

Vary your list on day to day basis. This exercise will allow you to be mindful of looking at the positive side of the story. Most of the time, we focus only on one side that we fail to see the brighter one.  

If one day, you find yourself not having any negative moments – then no need to make it with a twist. Go the simple way by just writing what is positive.

This is just an alternative.

Which I personally love and so I am sharing it!

 

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My journals through these years… 2013,  2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018.

 

Stay positive.

 

Be blessed and be God’s blessings!

 

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List of Christian Movies

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Yesterday, was the feast of St. Ignacio de Loyola and JesCom TV Youtube channel just played live his movie (with the same title) that was released in 2016. Coincidence or not – my thoughts keep on telling me to search for it yesterday and I end up watching the last 1/3 part of the movie. What a beautiful, inspiring and moving film! I can’t even find the exact words to describe it. I was in awe – my eyes watered. Now I wanna watch it from the top! (Crossing fingers to find the link)…


LINK OF THE TRAILER below… if you happen to know the full movie link, please share it 😀

IGNACIO DE LOYOLA (2016) TRAILER


And so therefore – I find it really important to share this list of Christian movies that is worth our time. There’s bunch and long long list of Christian Films that might not be on this list, but of course – it’s open for editing. 😉

This list has two (2) parts:

One (1) – movies that I have watched and then two (2) is another list of movies, I haven’t watch yet. 🙂

And – – – (cue in film clapper 🎬 ) in 3 – 2 – 1 – Action!

(Note: This list is on no particular order)

DONE WATCHING:

  1. Ignacio de Loyola (2016)
  2. Miracles from Heaven (my favorite Jennifer Garner is in this movie! ❤ )
  3. The Passion of Christ
  4. Son of God
  5. War Room
  6. Heaven is Real
  7. Silenced
  8. Risen
  9. Letters to God
  10. Facing the Giant
  11. Fireproof
  12. The Case for Christ
  13. God’s Not Dead 1 & 2
  14. Faith in Potatoes
  15. The Encounter
  16. The Encounter 2 (Lost Paradise)
  17. The Resurrection of Gavin Stone
  18. I can only Imagine
  19. PAUL: The Apostle of Christ
  20. The Letters (Mother Theresa’s Story)

📝 On the TO WATCH List 🙂

  1. Courageous
  2. A Question of Faith
  3. Where Hope Grows
  4. Woodlawn
  5. Touched by Grace
  6. Let There be Light
  7. Same Kind of Different as Me
  8. All Saints
  9. The Shack
  10. 90 Minutes in Heaven
  11. King’s Faith
  12. Faith’s Song
  13. Prayer Never Fails
  14. Only God Can
  15. What Dreams May Come (Robin Williams)
  16. Soul Surfer

I may forgot some of the other movies I’ve watched, so if you got something to add, let me know.

Will add it on my to watch list/done list.

Enjoy watching!

God bless!

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PS: I made this list as a part of the Resources page 🙂

VW Series Intro

VW Series Intro

OMG! A recent talk that I delivered for the CFFL-Singles for Family and Life – Dubai just gave me an idea for a new Blog Series to my FAITH-CFFL Category!

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VW means Vineyard Weekend. A pastoral track for the SFL (CFFL/CFC-Singles for Family & Life) 3 months after their Covenant Recollection.

Yesterday, I had the privilege to deliver talk no. 3 – Rooted in Christ and went over time with my talk that I felt I was in a hurry and didn’t give enough justice to my examples and recommendations.

So what’s the use of this blog if I can’t say it all! 🙂 haha now this idea came up! (ting ting ting! light bulb moment! 💡)

Disclaimer: VW Series is NOT a transcript of the talk. But if you want to get a copy/glimpse of that talk, check it out on my LinkedIn Slideshare account here.

 

VW series will be my personal inputs and recommendations of a certain topic related to this retreat. 

Now, my talk was about ROOTED in Christ.

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Being rooted in Christ means having a GOOD & STRONG FOUNDATION in our faith and being able to take good care of our Basic Spiritual Needs. 

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These needs will be the one that I will cover in this VW Series. VW Series 01 coming up!

This – – – happens to be just the intro. 🙂

 

God bless,

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CFFL/CFC Singles for Family & Life Dubai

This Week: Reminder

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Every person we meet in life is in a way or another a TEACHER. Some teaches us with the simple acts that will leave us thinking and wondering. Some teaches us lessons the hard way. #LearningToSeeWhatsTheLesson Click To Tweet

 

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Life's rejection is God's protection. #ABetterPlan Click To Tweet

 

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“Where can I run from your love? If I climb to heavens You are there”.
“If I fly to the sunrise or sail beyond the sea, Still I find you there”.

You Are Near, page 236, CFC-FFL Sound of Trumpets songbook”

#GodIsWithUs #LSS

 

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The above thoughts and reflections (also became my Facebook status) and tweetable are only three of the many “REMINDERS” God has bestowed upon me within this week. Made me think that there seemed to be a pattern for the whole 7 days. As I was contemplating on what to pray and be grateful for – for my nearly similar day-to-day housewife life, on a certain moment I get to be whispered by the Holy Spirit of these tap on the shoulder reminding me of these simple yet powerful prompts of God’s goodness. 

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He uses people to teach us something. 

There’s been a few encounters and I wanna share this simple one. I’m on in my 3rd week  love affair with Dubai Metro – a struggle to learn how to for a newbie Dubai resident like methat I even dreamt of this while I was on the airplane! When I saw 2 labourers asking for instructions where to go. They clearly had struggles. Good thing the person they asked was accommodating enough. Most people would snob them and probably ignore too. Thank God the man was helpful. Poor men, but then as one of the beatitudes in the scriptures says, “blessed are the poor, for theirs is the kingdom of God.” This simple spectator moment got me thinking. To be better understand, deal nicely and look at them in the eyes of grace. Continue to care even when they are difficult to love.

 

Refused for a better one

Life has so many rejections. Lately I’ve been receiving a lot of it. To be specific, job application rejections. Month after month after month I have piled emails of refusal emails saying a I’m not qualified or in a better tense saying they have hired someone else. But then this quote clearly shouted in my head “Life’s Rejection is God’s Protection” and indeed proven. I have a story to tell. In perfect time I’d be sharing it. For now let’s just savor the fact that He has a better plan for whatever “NO” that life throws at us.

 

To cap the week, comes our household meeting where once again another nudge came in.

Hey, JM I’m with you!

Sounds like a lyrics of a song right? But it is more than that. So there goes the lyrics of the song YOU ARE NEAR. Wherever we go, we may look up or down or sideways – God is here.  He is with us. If only we look at life in the eyes of faith, we will recognize God in the simplest things. “There is beauty in the ordinary.” Where are you now? Is a very manifestation that He is with you – for life is still yours. Mornings are my favorite examples of God’s presence. Seemed ordinary but actually a glory.

I thought this will be short, ending me to write a not-so-little sharing… 🙂

So, last week? 16 – 22 June 2018 – is a #REMINDERSweek

 

What do you have in store for me this week Lord?

 

#ExcitingRevelations

#Faith

 

 

God bless you!

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How to process a Husband/Wife’s Visa in Dubai UAE

How to process a Husband/Wife’s Visa in Dubai UAE

(Guide for First Timers)

 

For 9 years, almost 95% of this blog has tagged Abu Dhabi because I’ve been a resident there for that period… But this year a change has come. As I bid goodbye to 2017, I also waved bye bye to Abu Dhabi and moved to Dubai for a new challenge and chapter of our life (collectively together with Kokobear!)

Yes, you read it right, starting now you’ll see more Dubai related blog posts and we are starting now!

I spent 5 months back home (in the Philippines) and waited for the transition that both Darrelle and I have where he will now become my visa sponsor. Ergo, I needed a husband’s visa. This is the process on how we did it; a guide for first timers. 🙂

 

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Step 1 – Prepare the documents for the Entry Permit Application (for Dependent/s)

Note: Sponsor = Your husband or wife

  1. Dependent’s Photo (original) – mandatory
  2. Dependent’s Passport (copy) – mandatory
  3. Sponsor’s (your husband or wife) Salary Certificate, Contract or Partnership Contract
  4. Tenancy Contract, Ejari with current DEWA Bill
  5. Sponsor’s Original Passport – mandatory
  6. Sponsor’s Residency Page – mandatory
  7. Sponsor’s IBAN Number
  8. Sponsor’s EID Card (Original) – mandatory
  9. Marriage Certificate (Original & attested)
  10. 3 months latest Bank Statement

Optional (Based on your needs)

  1. Mother’s/Father’s residency visa and passport for a child
  2. Unmarried Letter for parents sponsoring Daughter above 18 years old.

 

 


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Step 2 – Apply for ENTRY PERMIT – Proceed to AMER (They are the authorized Typing Centre)

Present these documents and they will open up your file in the system. Applying a new profile will cost 300/- AED. We did mine at IBN Battuta Mall AMER Center.

From the typing center takes 1-2 weeks to submit to the immigration. Once approved, an sms/email will be sent to your given information. An e-visa will then be released. So you’r wife/husband/child will be ready to fly.

Cost: 440/- AED

Suggestion: There is typing centre right in the same building of the Immigration Office at Manara Center, I suggest you do this process there, so that it would be easier to fix things up in case some missing files/documents are not in place.

 

 

On your dependent’s side on the other hand . . . will do step #3.


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Step 3 – Book a Flight Schedule and Fly.

In the airport, make sure to have with you your sponsor’s last OEC.

For Filipinos:

Keep these documents handy:

  1. Original & copy of your Marriage certificate,
  2. Your husband/wife’s latest OEC, (the payment receipt/ the exemption – whichever is applicable for him or her)
  3. Copy of Original working permit and contract.

These items will probably be checked by the Travel Tax Desk at he airport – before you can proceed to your assigned gate in the airport.

My Personal Experience: I took the Philippine Passport holder lane for Immigration since I am no longer an OFW – which at that time during my flight has a looonnng line of OFWs too!

No questions asked (probably because I’ve been an OFW for almost a decade now and just transferred the visa under my husband). Not even a question of how long we’ve been married or asking for a copy of our marriage certificate; nothing at all! All I did was give my passport, ticket, the copy of my Residence E-visa and the dreaded departure slip which causes the long, hassle and delay most of the time – (Sorry, excuse my complaining tone… hahah)

Once you arrive . . . proceed to the next step.


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Step 4 – Process the MEDICAL EXAMS, MEDICAL INSURANCE and EMIRATES ID 

A. Medical Exams – I did this right after I arrived, basically I arrived on a weekend so I did this process on the first work day – Sunday. This is blood and X-Ray.

Costs:

  • 345/- AED – Normal (2-3 days results)
  • 410/- AED – Result is within 48 hours

B. Emirates ID – I processed my medical exam in IBN Battuta which lucky an AMER station is avialble, so I went their and they informed me that I could process my Emirates ID side by side my Medical Insurance so that when both of them arrives, I will proceed directly to the Visa Stamping.

Cost:

  • 270 AED for 2 years
  • 370/- AED for 3 years (applicable for Government employee’s families)

 

C. Medical Insurance – This maybe shouldered by your husband/wife’s company so there is no need to worry. But for those who will be shelling it out from their own pocket, Amer has this service too. Just enquire and they will give your the options. Basic package usually starts at 1000++ AED.

 

 


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Step 5 – Finally, last 2 steps are Visa Stamping & Collection of Emirates ID.

Once above 3 are ready (Medical Results, Emirates ID application & Insurance Card), return to Amer and pay for Immigration/Visa Stamping.

Prepare these documents at hand.

a. A copy of all the mentioned documents above on Step 1

b. The Original Medical Insurance Card + 1 photo copy of it

c. Original Medical Exams Results

d. Original Emirates ID of the Sponsor (Original Passport may also be needed)

e. One more passport size photo.

Cost:

  • 430/- AED – Normal (2-3 days)
  • 510/- AED – Urgent (1 day) – 80 dirhams difference

 

This process will take another 2-3 days depending on your preferred payment. After the stamping comes you Emirates ID release! An SMS/email will also be sent to your mobile phone for the collection of your Emirates ID.

 

OVERALL

This is the breakdown of expenses (for my application)

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That’s it! I do hope this post can help you smoothen the process.

 

 

God bless,

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My TEACHERS, through these years . . .

They were my mentor, guide and model.

As part of the Teaching Room, and because school season has recently kicked-off once again (in the Philippine setting/ summer now in the UAE). Setting aside the hustle and busy days of purchasing school materials and thinking of the current tuition rates
I would like to share the list of names of my teachers.

Growing up I am someone who knows exactly what I want to be and so, these people are indeed important as I continue to mold my mind and heart.

 

TEACHER; a superhuman individual producing miracles every single day.

/// Funny story though; back in the early grade school years one of the major reason why I want to become a teacher is because of those grading test days wherein different teachers will visit your school and are assigned to do the test. Whenever the recess comes, there is a free soft drinks and snacks. /// 😅 imagine a kid wanting to drink something and sees her teacher having that… that is M-E-! 😅

So without further a do, here are my great teachers!

 

– PRE-SCHOOL / ELEMENTARY –

School Name: Bulacao Elementary School
Address: Bulacao, City of Talisay Cebu Philippines
Years: Class 1991 – 1997
Principal: Mrs. Perla R. Villordon
Bulacao Elementary School Gr. 3 Sec. Strawberry | Class 1993-1994 under Mrs. Mumar
  • Day Care /Kindergarten 1 and 2 – Mrs. Pepito
  • Grade 1 (Section Pomelo) – Mrs. Malabanan
  • Grade 2 (Section Atis) – Mrs. Loreto Chua
  • Grade 3 (Section Strawberry) – Mr. Mumar
  • Grade 4 (Section Mango) – Mrs. Maturan
  • Grade 5 (Section Orange) – Mr. Dela Victoria (Adviser) also Math & MAPE Teacher
    • Mrs. Murillo – Filipino and English
    • Mrs. Ceniza – Science & Technology
    • Mr. Abano – Social Studies
    • Mr. Aloro and Mrs. Bongbong – HELE
  • Grade 6 (Section Durian) – Mrs. Sapitula (Adviser) also for English, Filipino and Social Studies
    • Mr. Aloro – Math
    • Mrs. Bongbong – Science
    • Mrs. Bongbong & Mr. Aloro – HELE

During these years, fruits are the section name. For grade 1, I belong to section 2 – Pomelo while grades 2 till 6, I belong to section 1.

 


– HIGH SCHOOL –

School Name: SPCFI – Saint Paul College Foundation Inc.
Address: Bulacao, Pardo Cebu City Philippines
Years: Class 1997 – 2001
Principal: Mrs. Albarico
SPCFI Section IV-C batch 2000-2001, under Mr. Sergio Maribao.

 

First Year (Section 4) 

  • Adviser – Mrs. Ong
  • English – Ms. Sante
  • Filipino – Ms. Catholico
  • Math – Ms. Fernandez
  • PE – Mr. Maribao
  • THE – Ms. Dag-uman / Ms. Morre
  • Science – Mr. Danilo Lechuza

Second Year (Section B)

  • Adviser – Mrs. Lechuza (also English)
  • Science – Ms. Gaspay (now Mrs. Maribao)
  • Math – Mr. Gaboy
  • Filipino – Ms. Catholico
  • PE/HELE – Mr. Maribao / Ms. Dag-uman / Ms. Morre
  • Social Studies – Mr. Maribao
  • Values Education – Mr. Sayson

Third Year (Section C)

  • Adviser – Ms. Gabucan (also English & Values)
  • Science/Chemistry – Mrs. Sigue
  • Math – Mr. Gaboy
  • Filipino – Ms. Abalo
  • PE/HELE – Ms. Basubas
  • Social Studies – Mr. Maribao

Fourth Year (Section B)

  • Adviser – Mr. Sergio Maribao , also Social Studies
  • Science/Physics – Ms. Jenifeer Gaspay-Maribao (Yes! She’s the wife of our adviser 🙂 )
  • Math – Mr. Gaboy
  • Filipino – Ms. Teo
  • Values Education – Mrs. Diaz
  • English – Ms. Gabucan
  • PE/CAT – Mr. Alberio
    • Platoon – Bravo (Company)
    • Platoon # – 2 w/ Platoon Leader Vanessa Leceña

 

 


– COLLEGE/UNIVERSITY –

School Name: CNU – Cebu Normal University
Address: Cebu City Philippines
Years: Class 2001 – 2005
Dean/President: Dr. Velasquez
CNU Secton R during our Social Science week where we are wearing our “Pagmata” t-shirt. While I was in a different short because I hosted the event 🙂

 

First Year (Section N)

First Sem

  • Dr. Palermo
  • Dr. Morre
  • Mr. Abarquez
  • Dr. Sollano
  • Mrs. Singson
  • Mrs. Bajuyo
  • Mrs. Dela Torre
  • Mrs. Bastida

Second Sem

  • Mrs. Tano
  • Mr. Misa
  • Mrs. Quiachon
  • Mr. Mantua
  • Dr. Tangapa
  • Dr. Lopez
  • Ms. Cardillo
  • Dr.  Gocotano
  • Mr. Jumamoy
  • Mr. Villegas

Second Year (Section R) 

First Sem

  • Mrs. Cabras
  • Mr. Lasala
  • Mr. Jumamoy
  • Ms. Mantua
  • Ms. Cardillo
  • Dr. Seguerra
  • Mr. Villegas

Second Sem

  • Dr. Leyson
  • Mr. Suazo
  • Mr. Lasala
  • Ms. Bulgar
  • Dr. Dayagbil
  • Mr. Sumampong
  • Mr. Jumamoy
  • Mr. Abarquez

 

Third Year (Section R) 

First Sem

  • Mr. Anga
  • Mr. Lasala
  • Mr. Malazarte
  • Mr. Inocian
  • Mr. Sentina
  • Dr. Genegaboas
  • Dr. Savellon

Second Sem

  • Mr. Malazarte
  • Dr. Atibula
  • Mr. Nacar
  • Mr. Inocian
  • Mr. Hernan
  • Dr. Tabada
  • Mrs. Bastida
  • Mr. Frejoles

 

Fourth Year (Section R) 

First Sem

  • Mrs. Caroline Simmonds – STM  (Student Teacher Mentor) Social Studies
  • Mrs. Gwen Villarante – STM (Student Teacher Mentor) Values Education
  • Mrs. Lasala and Mrs. Pelisco – STM (Student Teacher Mentor) Off Campus @ LNHS – Lawaan National High School

Second Sem

  • Dr. Seguerra
  • Dr. Yu
  • Mrs. Gamutan
  • Mr. Generalao
  • Mr./Engr. Pesole

 

 


– POST GRADUATE –

School Name: CTU – Cebu Technological University
Address: Cebu City Philippines
Years: Class 2007 – 2008
Course: SPED – Special Education (Only on Saturdays and Sundays)

 

Adding names soon 🙂 . . .

 


 

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.

💫 Kokobear surprised me with a flower bouquet + cake  for our 4th Anniversary! Thank you Kokolove ❤

💫 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. Read: All I Really Need To Know I Learned in Kindergarten.

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

💫 24th May, in transition 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: 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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