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…

Bakemate, Jeddah

Bakemate is a shop in Jeddah that supplies baking tools and ingredients. It is between McDonald’s and Cake Arts in Quraish street. Who should go to this place? This place…

The Oxford Comma

Are you aware of the Oxford Comma? I like using series of words in my titles and came through some posts that did not contain a comma before the last…

Cake Arts Jeddah

Cake Arts Jeddah is a shop where one can find tools for baking and cake decorating. They also sell tubs of fondant, decorating gel, food color, and other Wilton products…

Recent Finds: Worksheets, Websites, and Weddings

I love sharing some of the helpful sites I see on the web. There are just too many and I don’t want to flood my social media wall with them,…