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:


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…

Dear Seeker,

In the day of trouble I call upon you For you answer me. — Dear Seeker, What is it that you really want? Do you really desire for an answer…

cucumber mango salad

Cucumber Mango Salad

I love the Philippine mangoes. The riped ones are sweet and the unriped ones are tangy. Though, they almost look like the mangoes of the other countries, I just realized…

WordPress Mobile App

I found out that I already have 260+ Wordpress followers/subscribers now. Imagine that. Haha Thank you. 🙂 Thank you for taking time to read and comment on this blog. When I…

FOOD: Dynamite (Jalapeno with turkey and cheese)

Cheese is love. Anything with cheese makes every food tasty for me. May it be Pizza Hut’s stuffed crust pizza, Chiz curls, or Lay’s cheese, I’ll lovingly take a bite.…

Inside Fakeeh Pediatrics

The pediatrics area of Dr.Soliman Fakeeh hospital in Jeddah is now open after months of renovation. It’s much wider and the waiting area is more convenient and comfortable for kids and parents…

The Red Sea

Behold, the great Red Sea…is not really red. Haha Still,  it is a great view. Red or blue, it still gives people happiness and a relaxing experience. Kids play here,…

Cake Decoration Center, Jeddah

Aside from Cake Arts, Jeddah and Bakemate, Cake Decoration Center (CDC) is another go-to place for baking tools and ingredients. What I like about these shops is that they always have…

Wilton Cake Decorating Course 1

Happiness. 😘😘 Finally! Thank you Cake Arts/ Wilton for changing your schedule from 5:30 to 6:30pm. It perfectly suited my availability. Perfect timing because it’s already my son’s school vacation(School…

Sharpies + Popsicle Sticks

Having colored pens at home or any form of coloring materials can be very handy when you have toddlers at home. Since school is already done for Philippine schools (School…

Daughter or Slave?

Lesson 1: Daughter or Slave? You are a daughter and not a slave. Genesis 21:10 And she said to Abraham, “Get rid of that slave woman and her son, for…

God of Wonders

“You made the stars You made the heavens You made me You made the earth You made the oceans Just for me”  -Look From Heaven, Hillsong Kids We start to…

Al Tazaj, Jeddah

Second to Al Baik, Al Tazaj is probably one of the many chicken houses you can see around that is always packed with families, especially on weekends. This is their…

Make the Most of What You Have

“Now is no time to think of what you do not have. Think of what you can do with that there is.” – Ernest Hemingway, The Old Man and the…

Heart Preparation For Revival

Got this from the book Heart Preparation for Revival which I got in 2005 ( I think). Twitter: @islesgilian Facebook: Words & Wonders Pinterest: @islesgilian Instagram: @islesgilian 

Friday Finds: Photos, Baking Videos, and Tutorials

Two weeks ago, I posted a list of my Recent Finds: Worksheets, Websites, and Weddings  which I’ve found useful lately. Here’s another list, which I might do more often, as…



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11 thoughts on “October Throwback

  1. 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. :/

  2. 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.

  3. 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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