October Throwback

I thought of posting some old posts from October of the previous years.

2015 October Posts

The Writer’s Manifesto. Such a great read for writers by Jeff Goins. =)

The Writer’s Manifesto: The Heart and Art of Writing

Amazing Health Benefits of Taho. Believe it or not, this post has got one of the top hits/ traffic in this site.

Amazing Health Benefits of Taho & Tofu

When Mothers Cry.  No matter how strong a mom is, there will be that instance where she will reach the peak of her emotions-and so tears start falling.

When Mothers Cry

Kitchen Gift Ideas for Moms. Timely for Christmas. =)

Kitchen Gift Ideas For Moms

2014 Posts:

Exhausted Yet Pursuing.  “Maybe you’re like Gideon asking God signs and wonders just so he could believe. I pray that when God does give you the answer, you’ll passionately serve him to the end of your strength. 🙂”

Exhausted Yet Pursuing

If We Could Only Do This. A video about making disciples and focusing on what is essential than what is superficial and short-term. =)

If only we could do this…

2013 Posts: More on reading books. =)

Destination Unknown

And Then There Were None


Back in 2011: Excuse the layout and content because they were imported from my old blog (www.islesgilian.blogspot.com) and I did not bother to fix them when I started blogging in WordPress.

The List: List of names my tutees were suggesting for a boy’s name when they found out I was pregnant. =) Well, it was close to what I chose: Jacob.

The list

My First Muffin– This was my first attempt to bake a cupcake. Looking at how I started, I feel really happy comparing my first muffin to my Hello Kitty cupcakes now. haha I’ve come a long way when it comes to baking.

My First Muffin

For 2016 posts:

Start With a Seed

First, start with a seed of hope in you. Let that seed in you grow to bring fruit for other people to taste and enjoy. The planting may have started from others…

“Speed, I am Speed”

*This is a sponsored post, which means I get paid writing it, but all opinions are mine. About two weeks ago, my family was going to our friend’s house and…

Hair We Go!

*This is a sponsored post, which means I get paid to write it, but all opinions are mine. For most ladies, cutting our hair is one of those ‘make or…

Sushi Centro, Jeddah

There is just something about Japanese food that people get attracted to. Wherever you go, people would always want to try them because they are interesting to look at and…

Crayola Color & Stamp

When you have kids, introducing pens, colors, and other art supplies can bring excitement to them. Even I, get really excited to use these color and stamp by Crayola which…

Baking My Patience

I was planning to bake bread/sugar cookies with my kids, but I was craving for butter cookies as well. So I ended up with what looked and tasted like buttered…

Eggless Chocolate Chip Cookies (with Oats)

Yes. You read it right. No eggs. It sounds impossible to bake without eggs, but it really isn’t. 🤔 Why did I bake without eggs? You may ask. Simply because…

Throwback Photos

Facebook showed me some really nice memories yesterday. 🙂 My old shots. They were so inspiring, I wanted to go out with my camera and go shoot different things again.…

Don’t Remove the Fun in Playing (and learning)

I found my kids building a robot out of toys and boxes this afternoon. My eldest kept on calling out his brother’s attention whenever a piece was not placed in…

GUEST POST | Visit a US National Park For Free! by Carol Fisher

This article is a guest post by Carol Fisher where she shares her adventures in different US National parks. You will see God’s amazing creations by just looking at these…

5 Important Reasons Why You Need a Facebook Page for Your Business or Site

Most bloggers are really fine on not sharing their posts on social media. They just write their thoughts out, they don’t care who reads it. It’s a common reaction for…

Ministry or Misery?

Got this beautiful reminder from The Purpose Driven Life book and thought of sharing it . The topic is about being shaped to serve God in the ministry and how…

The Heart of a Teacher

Whenever you see a small kid being naughty, or a seven year old who doesn’t know the ABC’s, you know it’s time to teach. When you see an immature adult…

10 Online Courses to Grab at Udemy this August

Udemy is having a $10 sale for new users. $12 for all the other 5000+ courses. If it is your first time to hear about Udemy, well, it is an online…

Still Here =)

If you are wondering why there aren’t any updates on my blog… Okay, assuming (haha) that you are wondering…if this blog is still active…Yes, it still is. I’m still here.…


Are you tired? Have you just recently stumbled? Failed so bad you thought your life just ended right before your eyes? Well, maybe you are just another palm tree or…

GUEST POST: How Experiential Travel Has Changed My Life by Emma Lawson

Emma Lawson travels different places and discovered how real traveling should be done if you want to have a full experience of the culture of the place you are visiting.…

Psalm 91: “When he calls to me, I will answer him.”

When I was in high school, I was challenged to memorize Psalm 91. I’m thankful I took the challenge because every part of this chapter became a grasping verse every…

Friday Finds 3

Friday Finds #3: Calligraphy, Community, and Creativity

Friday Finds is a post where I share some of the helpful websites or links I see around the web. The topics can go from food to schooling, to blogging…basically,…

7 Things That Happen During a Sandstorm

Living in Saudi Arabia means you’ll have summer most of the year and a cool winter for maybe 3-4 months. 🙂 If other countries have rain, snow, or tornadoes, we…



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11 thoughts on “October Throwback

  1. I love re-reading my old posts too. It is nice to remember those moments especially when my son was still in toddler years. Sometimes, I edit and update my old posts to give the current information.

  2. I read your post about when mothers cry, that’s the one with the strongest magnet for me. lol. I remembered when my mom cried. First when she lose her temper on my attitude back when I was in HS and 2nd was a confession she made before I got married. And even now that I just remembered those two, I get really emotional. :/

  3. Wow. You’ve been blogging for so long na pala. And I love your writing style. I’m bookmarking The Writer’s Manifesto as I am interested to know more about it! I think retweeted about this one, too. 🙂 And like Mommy Nilyn, your article “When Mothers Cry” has a pinch in my heart.

  4. Been thinking of doing this. I think I’ve read that one of Jeff Goins. I love Jeff Goins! I have yet to complete the Intentional Blogging course, I’m on my third. That’s why I”m looking forward to the holidays because I plan to get into it. 🙂

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