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:

Laban and Mint Drink in Less Than One Minute

My kids love drinking laban/yougurt drink. I, however, had difficulty drinking it plain. It tasted like spoiled sour milk for me so I thought of a way on how to…

Easy Chocolate Crinkles

I used to have a hard time making crinkles. Now, everything seems easy. Maybe because I also included the kids in making it so it felt easy. I just prepared…

Tavola Shop, Jeddah

Tavola, Jeddah is a shop where you can find first class baking and cooking equipment. It has been a really long time since I last visited Tavola Shop in Tahlia…


There was no electricity in our area last Thursday, which rarely happens here in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The power usually comes back after 15 minutes, but I decided to just…

Available ARAMCO Jobs in Jeddah (April 2018)

Here’s a list of jobs in ARAMCO Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Be sure to click the “APPLY HERE” to go to the ARAMCO SITE to apply. You can also forward all…

Wonder with Gil

Finally! From blogging to vlogging. I’ve been trying to create video logs for years now, but I was just either too busy or I didn’t have proper tools to come…

7 Ways to Encourage Kids to Read

Reading is probably one of those skills that we parents set aside until our kids go to school. We think that reading starts at school and that teachers are the…

UNBOXING: Wilton’s Letters and Numbers Cake Pan Set

One pan, many possibilities. I call it Letters and Numbers Cake Pan Set just because it is easy to find in stores, but this product’s real name is Wilton’s Countless…

Available Full-Time and Part-Time Jobs in Jeddah (March 2018)

Here’s a list of (some) available full-time and part-time jobs in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. If you have questions, please ask through the contact number or email given. Be sure to…

He Comforts

  When you’ve prayed every prayer that you know how to pray. Just remember the Lord will hear and the answer is on it’s way. Our God is able. He…

Yanbu Flower Festival 2018

Officially amazing! Royal Commission’s Yanbu Flower Festival in Saudi Arabia holds the Guinness World Record for having the world’s largest carpet of flowers. If it were in another country, it…

From Crumbs to Cake

“I know and I feel that I can do this.” (First week of March 2017) That was during our first Wilton Cake Decoration Class. Before the class started, I browsed…

Seize the Day

There are people who don’t seem to have any problems. They carry themselves well with or without the tensions in their lives. This boy here just nailed a good shot…

Cupcakes for Artists

I was planning to give these cupcakes to a friend who loves painting. It was his birthday, but the taste of the chocolate cupcake I made from scratch was a…

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…



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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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