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:

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…

Friday Finds #6: Mobile Apps | McDo + Moleskine+ Amino + Influenster

Friday Finds is a themed post on my blog where all the helpful sites, products, or apps I’ve seen around lately are featured. You can check out: Friday Finds #1:…

CRAFTS| DIY Minimalist Notebook

Most filipino moms here in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia buy the basic school supplies like notebooks, pencils, and crayons from the Philippines (if there’s a chance). Mainly because the supplies in…

Hajj Holiday 2018 | Isteraha + Shoaibah Beach + Taif

I must say that this year’s Eid Hajj holiday was fully packed with outings. =) Though busy going out, part of it was the much needed break I wanted. We were…

How to Make a Green Screen on Keynote + Add it to iMovie

Final Cut When it comes to editing videos, Final Cut is the software that people always recommend. It can be a bit pricey, but if you are going to use…

Al Hori Restaurant: A Sweet Escape From Jeddah

Original date of post: July 13,2015 Updated August 11, 2018 Al Hori restaurant, along with other establishments outside Jeddah is one of those places that had me wondering before. I…

Jeddah| Summer All the Way!

It is so hot -can I say, scorching (?) in Saudi Arabia lately. As in hot. When you go to the car, you can’t even immediately sit down. You have to…

Lusie’s Lovely Linen

I love fabrics. I remember going to fabric stores near our house when I was young and I would just slide the tips of my fingers on different fabrics in…

How Unstructured Play or “Free Play” Can Help Kids Develop Better

We often hear old people say “let them play” or “it’s better for them to play”, but what kind of play is good for kids? Should we just let them…

Easily Identify Plants Using Picture This App

How I wish this Picture This app was available when I was in college studying taxonomy. Picture This app helps you identify plants by just taking or uploading a photo.…

Turning Mess into Moments

If you follow my IG and FB stories, you might see funny photos and captions I make out of taking care of kids. People pretty much enjoy reading it and…



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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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