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:

Seasoned Seaweeds

Most people are probably not aware that there’s a snack pack for roasted or seasoned seaweeds because we just see the big nori that cover the sushi rolls I saw…

Random| Streets, Satchels, and Swimming areas

Jeddah streets have less people before the breaking of the fast during Ramadan (around 6-7pm).😃 It has been a long time since I walked with my family outside because of…

Journal Pages | Bitterness

There are times that we cannot understand some problems we are facing today with people. It seems that we are clueless why other people would treat us differently or even…

Jeddah Restaurants | I’m Hungry + Low-Maintenance Friendships

The first time I went to I’m Hungry, Jeddah was unplanned. They were those instances where you and your friends just wanted to go out then one suggested to go…

How To Digitalize Your Kid’s Artworks Using Procreate App on IpadPro

I want to preserve my children’s artworks, but as neat as possible. I keep some of the sheets of paper or notebooks, but I’m pretty sure they might get lost…

Photography | Black Eye 3-Pack 4G Fisheye Lens

I am not a fan of distorted images (yet?), so when my husband gave me the Black Eye Lens accessories for phones I was honestly clueless on what to do…

Book Quotes | The Realm Follows (A Game of Thrones)

The presence of the king is the presence of his kingdom. As I was reading this line from the book A Game of Thrones, I was reminded of what God had in his mind for earth. He wanted the the heavenly culture of the kingdom of heaven to be present on earth

Kids| Developing Problem Solving skills

Kids develop problem solving skills whenever they play in groups. As an adult, there are times that we want to solve the problems they are having while they are playing…

Painting & Promise

He doesn’t give us a trouble-free life but that He will be there as we go through our troubles.

Writing| A Game of Thrones, Writer Support, and Life Lessons

I shared in my recent post Life | Excited how I now have the A Song of Ice and Fire books which includes the A Game of Thrones (Apparently, one…

Life| Excited

There are so many things to be excited about this week (last week as of publishing this) that I just can’t sleep well. You don’t know which one to do…

Jeddah Workshop | Convert Your Skills To Cash

To register: Pathways Jeddah | Skills to Cash Workshop

Journal Pages | Build Each Other Up

🌞Respect those who labor among you Esteem very highly in love 😎 those who are over you (leader, parent, boss, colleague, spouse, brother, sister, etc.)👨‍👩‍👧‍👦👨‍🏫👨🏻‍⚕️👩🏻‍🔧👩🏻‍⚕️🤰🏻👨🏻‍💻👨🏻‍🎓👩🏻‍🎓👴🏻👵🏻 You don’t know how much…

Journal Pages | Perfect Love

Only the perfect and unconditional love of God for us can cast any fear of the past, of the present, and of the future. When you know who created you…

Instagram Photos on Mugs

Made this mug for @fascinatingfairy_bell 😃 These photos are from her Instagram photos. I think mugs are great for giveaways. It is also perfect for friends who love posting on…

WHY BLOG? | 5 Reasons To Inspire You To Start Blogging

“A blog (shortening of “weblog”) is an online journal or informational website displaying information in the reverse chronological order, with latest posts appearing first. It is a platform where a…

Rise Up

Photo from Unsplash I don’t know how broken you are today. You may be broken financially, thinking you will never last another week—or day! You may feel your heart has…

BLOGGING| How To Get Notified When Using Facebook Social Media Plugin for WordPress

Some of the members in the group I am part of informed me that they left a comment on my post. I did not receive notifications and thought that maybe…


Journal Pages | Impatience

Impatience. Am I patient enough to wait for God’s mighty hand to provide? Am I willing to wait for God’s perfect timing? The people in this story were just complaining…

Journal Pages|So Will I

Currently on loop:  So Will I (100 Billion X) by Hillsong So Will I (100 Billion X) – Hillsong Worship I love the lyrics of this song especially this part:…



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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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