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… and use that hashtag AtoZChallenge2018

Simply take a paper, maybe on a notebook (or on your blog itself ) and start writing your A to Z)

Alternatively here’s a freebie worksheet for your to use.



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Kayne Series (Vol. 4) – What’s on my Make Up kit?

Welcome to the 4th installation of Kayne Series

-the Getting to know the Blogger behind the blog version of yours truly.-

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This time, allow me to share what’s on my make up kit. Well, to be honest I’m not really a “make-up must have type of girl”. I go out of house with barely nothing or only with a face cream on. But when special occasions call for it, I have them handy. 🙂


Here’s what you can see inside my purse.

  • Blush on – Can’t recall the brand name but I bought it from Daiso 🙂
  • Blush on brush – from Avon
  • Mascara – Maybelline Hypercurl VolumExpress
  • Eyeliner/brow – Faceshop Lovely Autoliner (black no. 1)
  • CC Cream – Mary Kay very light Tres Claire
  • Eye shadow/brow brushes – from Clinique 
  • Eye Shadow – Nudes by H&M
  • Face Cream – L’occcetaine Reine Blanche
  • Face powder – Nichido Light 
  • Lipstick – MAC Lustre (red)

These are what I wear. Not everyday though, most of the time, I am all good with my basic 4: face cream, blush on, eyeliner and a lipstick. I’m not very particular with brands. In fact I don’t usually buy my make up, friends and families gave them to me. 😀

I don’t really have a specific brand to any of these. Sometimes I use Ponds or Olay for my face cream too. 🙂 I randomly pick one that may suit to my mood or maybe I should try one product? My cousin suggested a BB cream from Etude house too!

Well, I hope I answered those who asked me about this kikay side of me.

Tell me what do you have on your make up kit?



Read previous volumes of Kayne Series | Vol. 1 | Vol. 2 | Vol. 3




God bless,







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Kayne Series (Vol. 3) – 10 Random Things

It’s been a while since the last volume of #KayneSeries, where I share something about myself. It’s my version of a Getting to Know the Blogger Behind this Blog series!


Here’s the 3rd installation. This time, I’d like to share;

10 Random Things Not Many People Know About Me.

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#10 – Can’t write without a ballpen cap 

Whenever I write something and the pen doesn’t have a cap, it makes me feel so light that it brings me to feel uncomfortable! You see, when I have this moment, I tend to stop and ask for the cap, of course when its not there I tend to actually “force” myself to continue writing. It’s actually one of my a pet peeves!


#9 – I’m weak in writing

Yes, I know… you’d think that I excel in writing especially that I am a self-proclaimed “writer/blogger” and Editor-in-chief of CFFL – The Vineyard Magazine! But, I’m not an expert nor even an advanced writer compared to others. In fact, 2 of my IELTS results will back me up. Among the 4 English skills (Reading, Writing, Speaking & Listening); my writing test has the lowest score… what’s my band? Oopppsss keeping it secret though~ lol Nevertheless, since I know that I am weak on that area, that’s  where I work on, the very reason why I study and polish more of this skill. Working in progress up to date!


#8 – I am a licensed Highschool Teacher, major in Social Sciences

Yes, Social Science. When people hear that I’m a teacher they usually assume I’m an English Teacher. Well, to be honest English was my first choice (as my major) but somehow I was drawn to the fact and interesting twist and turns of the Philippine society and of the fascinating transistion of civilization of the world. There goes SocSci! Unfortunately I haven’t had the opportunity to practice it since I graduated. My teaching experience was in ESL/English as Second Language because of its trend way back 2005. When I moved to Abu Dhabi, I was not in the academe, instead I was into telemarketing & training.


#7 – I can’t go out of the house without a bag

I’m not that person who is obsessed with branded and glamourous bags, but I am a “bag girl” simply because I feel incomplete (again) whenever I go out without it. Just like the ballpen cap, I feel light and I feel something is missing. I bet in Psychology there is that  theory/syndrome of being attached to some thing. Will update this post once I remember that.

#6 – I used to dream of being a lawyer

I was in highschool when the thought of being a lawyer came into my head, I was so interested with radio news because my father is a listener and I am fascinated with the thought of being a newscaster + a lawyer for me to be a credible commentary host. But I guess I went back to my childhood dream of being an educator. These days, I still have those moments when I tend to snap my thoughts and feels like defending myself (when it comes to some issues) or defend a friend where arguements arise.

#5 – I’m a die-hard basketball fan 

Long before being a Golden State Warrior Fan (for Steph Curry & Kevin Durant – bcoz of my husband), I have always been a basketball fan. I play the sports myself back in my childhood days and even during college. A die-hard Purefoods fan since Alvin Patrimonio started! My favorite number to this day is #16 because I was and still a fan! Eventhough he doesn’t play anymore, as he manages the team – I am still rooting for the same team. Right now I enjoy NBA games with Kokobear and spend much time watching GSW and this year I’m eyeing Kyrie Irving as well as he joins the Celtics!


#4 – I’m a lousy (practiced) joker 

Whenever I deliver a speech or share a story during a convo, I always opt to add a joke in between. I practice it and thought that its funny. When I deliver it – I just can’t hit the comic timing! Rehearsed jokes somewhat makes me lousy in that forte. Nevertheless, when I deliver speeches/talks and just hit a “joke” – an approach that I don’t rehearse and just simply throw it, my audience laughs and somehow find them amusing. The truth is, I’m not even a funny person. I’m more of the person who will just laugh in a group of friends.


#3 – I used to be a trying hard singer

People from Cebu Philippines are mostly tagged as good singers. We tend to render beautiful songs with our power belter voices that usually ends up the champion and/or the first runner up in major national singing contests on TV. Thus, we are tagged as good singers + Cebu is also known for its guitars. I AM an EXCEPTION on the other hand. I bet I was sleeping when God showered the gift of music! lol – – – I say I’m a trying hard singer because I used to fantasize being on a stage; dancing and singing the hits of the Spice Girls! hahah YES I am a fan too! 🙂


iamjmkayne.com - mtv vj hunt#2 – I auditioned for MTV VJ Hunt


I’ve always wanted to be a newscaster/dj or VJ! And yes I tried my luck and auditioned for MTV VJ Hunt (Philippines). Did it twice and in the second year, I managed to reach the Top 50! 🙂 I went solo and didn’t tell anyone, headed to SM City Cebu all by myself! This happened during my third and fourth year in college days! Shared this to a few chosen people though after the experience. This is one of the highlights of my university years.



Note: I lost my contestant ID for 2004 and found this 2005 only 😀


#1 – Before GREEN, Blue was my favorite color!

Blue was my favorite color since elementary days, well~ I still love it even up to these days. But I started liking green when I saw one of our Korean student (way back 2005) wearing a bench/ t-shirt. Because she was white and her outfit was in green + white pants! Starting that day, I started to like all shades of green!



Which among these items surprised you the most!?!


I’d love to hear it from you!



God bless,





Kayne Series (Vol. 2) – Social Media YES/NO Questions

Taking a break from the Sri Lankan blogs for a while and took time to share another volume of getting to know yours truly 🙂 . I call this series as KAYNE Series – where I will be sharing you some stuffs about me. Kayne Series – Volume 1 were some basics.


So , this is actually Volume 2 – with it, I’ll share something from Facebook bucket list- that was shared by many of my friends and answer it here in this blog post.

Bucket list – Please play along and do yours on the comment section of this blog 😀  
Put a yes or no next to the ones you’ve done. Be honest!


💍 Been married: …………………… Yes
👫 Gone on a blind date: ………….Yes
👶 Had children: …………………….Not yet
👥 Skipped school: ………………… Yes
🐌 Been to France : …………………No
🚑 Ridden in an ambulance: ……..No
🌇 Been to America: ………………..No
🌃 Been to Europe : …………………No
🗼 Been to Cape Town: ……………. No
🚁 Flown in a helicopter: …………..No
🚢 Been on a cruise: ……………….. Yes (mini-cruise)
 Danced in the rain: ………………Yes
🎤 Sung: ……………………………..Yes
☎ prank calls: ………………………..Yes
😂 laughed so hard you cried: ……Yes
played in snow: ……………………No
🐍 Had a pet: ………………………….. Yes
🏂 Been sledding on a big hill: ……No
🎿 Been downhill skiing: …………..No
🌊 Been jet skiing: …………………..No
🚩 Ridden on a quad: ……………….. No
🚌 Travelled on a bus, train & coach: Yes
Jumped out of a plane: ………………..No
🎬 Been to an outside movie:…No
🐫 Ridden a camel …………………Yes
🐎 Ridden a donkey: ………………Yes
🎬 Been on TV: ………………………..No
📰 Been in the newspaper: …………..Yes (answered a contest in Superbalita)
🏥 Stayed in hospital: ………….Yes
💉 Donated blood: ……………………No
📌 Had a piercing: …………………………. Yes (ear)
🐾 Had a tattoo: …………………………….. No (Doe a henna count? 🙂 )
🚙 Driven over 100 km/h: ….. No
🏠 Lived on your own: …………..Yes
📝 Had a speeding ticket: ………No (CITOM counted? heheeh)
💊 Broken a bone: ………………. No
📍 Had stitches: ………..Yes
💺 Travelled Alone: ………………….Yes
💁 Had bank savings……..Yes
Feel free to copy and paste and answer it.
Go on…😆😀