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:

Inside KidZania, Jeddah

KidZania is an interactive child-sized replica of a city for children ages 2-14. It combines fun, role-playing, inspiration, and helpful trainings for kids to enjoy. Inside the KidZania city, children…

How to Make NO-SEW Tassel Earrings in less than 5 minutes

Tassel earrings have been on trend lately. I’ve seen actresses wearing them on TV and people I run to in the mall have them as well. I thought of making…

How To Create a Logo/Text Overlay Using Keynote in Less Than 5 Minutes

Keynote is a great Mac application that is often ignored by users. Aside from presentations (Like that in PowerPoint), you can also maximize Keynote by using it to make professional…

Photography: Landscapes & Birds

  WordPress Daily Prompt: Static Follow Words and Wonders on WordPress.com

Teaching Toddlers: Toy Animals

*This is a  re-post with updates. Originally posted on: April 17, 2014 Weeks ago, my husband and my son came home with new toys. I got excited at the thought…

Silk Road Museum, Jeddah

Silk is produced by several insects, like silk worms but generally only the silk of moth caterpillars has been used for textile manufacturing. It’s surprising to know that Jeddah is…

Thankful 2017

As the year comes to an end, I can make countless complaints of everything that happened this year, or give endless praises to the One who helped me wake up…

Friday Finds #5: Homeschooling, Free Worksheets, and Designs

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

Dear Girl who keeps on entertaining boys,

Stop it. If you are not planning to answer that boy, then don’t act like he has a chance. If you are in the stage of giving it all a…

Victoria’s Secret GIVEAWAY!

I previously posted about the new Victoria’s Secret PINK store that recently opened in Red Sea mall, Jeddah. I mentioned in that post that I was going to give away…

Arabian Lanterns

If you have been to Al Shallal theme park in Jeddah, these Arabian lanterns are probably the last decorations you’ll notice because you’ll have to look up and stare at…

How to Unzip Files on Mac

A .ZIP file may contain one or more files or directories that may have been compressed. For Mac, once you click the file, it automatically unzips the files. However, I…

Jeddah Waterfront (Corniche)

Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal inaugurated the Jeddah Waterfront Project last month and people in Jeddah are all excited to get a sight of this amazing project. The Jeddah Waterfront…

Twist and Learn

If you have kids who are starting to read, you can try using their toys with the words they need to learn. Here, I used old plastic egg toys. I…

You Are Mine

YOU ARE MINE Three powerful words. The weight of these words lie on the one who said them. When someone lovingly tells us “You are mine,” What comes with it?…

Victoria’s Secret Pink, Jeddah

I’ve loved Victoria’s Secret‘s (VS) perfume line since high school. Though these bottles have been available in the kingdom for so long, the first VS Pink store has just recently…

Friday Finds #4: Blogs, Books, and Boys

Friday Finds is a themed post on my blog that gives a list of some of the helpful websites I’ve come across lately that I find interesting and useful. Instead…


Foodex Saudi is Saudi Arabia’s Leading International Trade exhibition 100% dedicated to the food and drink industry. Professional Saudi buyers from the mass distribution, retail, manufacture, and hospitality industry will…

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…



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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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