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:

Photography | Step Up

Little steps count They get you closer to your destination Don’t ever underestimate the power of a single step

Journal Pages| Of Cheers and Tears

Of Cheers and Tears There are times when you still want to do some of the greater tasks, some of the important ones, but not this time. This time, you…

Photography| “Highlights”

I love everything about this photo. We were staying in a hotel in Yanbu and my kids were playing by the window. I was breastfeeding my youngest son near the…

Journal Pages | Rebellion VS. Loyalty

Today, I was reminded to evaluate my ways. 🙂 The story of people complaining against Moses looked simple, but it showed each character’s view of God and his authority. 🙂…

Deeratna KSA: Sand Dunes Adventure

Whenever we travel to Yanbu or Taif, I’d always see sand hills and mountains left and right and I’d often wonder what it would be like to be there. To…

Life in the Middle of the Desert

My husband’s company had a family day last Saturday and we were not sure if we were still on the right track because—well, look at that photo above. We were…

You Are My Reward

For every pain
For every gain
There is nothing more
There is nothing less
That I want more than you
You alone, O my reward

2019: Accomplish

Goodbye, December 2018! Last month was too full for me to make a blog post. December started with my whole family coming in and out of the hospital because the…

Orphans, Charities, and Support Groups

We are not the only ones who have experienced hardships before. Men and women in the old times have experienced them too. God did not promise a life without storms, but he did promise us that he will be there throughout the storms of our lives. He is close to the brokenhearted, that he will answer and that he will sustain us. =)

November: Chapter 11 of 12

I wanted to say that November went by so fast, but I paused because, it actually didn’t. So many things happened this November (well, every month), I should have felt…

Korean & Japanese Mini Market Jeddah + New Location

As an Asian living abroad, I often find myself craving for Chinese and Japanese food; noodles, tempura, sushi, rice toppings, and many more. Unfortunately, it is difficult to spot unique…

Mammatus Clouds + Life Talk

The days became busy and until now, I am partly clueless of how to train kids, how to give that what’s best, and that is okay because it’s one of the major reasons why I had to devote time to seek God everyday for guidance and strength for the day.

Friday Finds #7| Youtube Channels, Great Reads, and Filipino For Kids

Friday Finds is a themed post on my blog where all the helpful sites, products, or apps I’ve seen around are featured. You can check out previous Friday Finds:Friday Finds…

Inktober 2018 : Week 2 + Featured Artists

If you have been following this blog, you may be aware that I am participating in this year’s Inktober. It’s nothing big as it sounds. It’s just really an art…

PHILIPPINES | Now Hiring: CSR, legal head, collector officer, manager, bank teller, virtual assistant…

These are some of the available jobs in Manila. Share them to your friends and families who might be looking for one. Note: This is just a list. Ask all…

Inktober 2018: Week 1

#Inktober is an art challenge where a person draws everyday for the whole month of October using the #InktoberPrompts by Jake Parker. www.inktober.com There are prompts each day that you…

As Canon Sees It + Inspiring Kids of the Future

EARLY DREAMS I was at a friend’s house and saw this National Geographic magazine. I remembered how I used to read it. It was actually National Geographic’s Wildlife As Canon Sees It page that…

2018 | Middle of the Year

Life is happening at a fast-paced speed lately that I feel the need to slow down, think things through and just enjoy and embrace everything that is coming my way.…

Brasa De Brazil, Jeddah

Brasa de Brazil is one of those restaurants you’d want to go back to over and over again. As in over and over again. 😂 Here are some reasons why…

Sadeem Hotel Suites, Taif

I’ve been to Taif less than ten times and I’ve never been to the city center to stay for more than a day. Mainly because most of the time that…



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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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