A Day Before Christmas

As I'm writing this, it's already the morning of the 24th. A day before Christmas. And I can't even begin to explain how happy I am to be in the best place I can ever think of this season. My hometown! 
This place where I grew up. Here in our house. Technically, my parents' house but still my home, of course. I love our home. As always, it's peaceful and the Christmas breeze is perfect! We live a mere 15 minutes away from downtown so I love that it's still very accessible and convenient.

Still A Happy Ending

Come on, I'll let you in on a little story of how my birthday week, the first week of December, turned out for me. These events happened in Philippine Standard Time. 

Lamido BlackOut & Black Friday Sale!


It's December and I love it! December is a very festive month and everyone seems to be so generous. Hello bonuses and incentives! :) Gift-giving has always been a tradition during holiday season. Whether we give something to ourselves or to our loved ones, it's always a nice feeling to give and to receive and to know that someone remembers us.

There are some who start saving for gifts ahead of time but I'm not really one of them, hehe. That's why I'm always on the lookout for bargains and discounted items. Every time I see discounts, I get so giddy! Don't we all? Of course, we still have priorities and that's why we need to make the most out of our money.

Now here's a good news! Lamido PH brings to us their biggest online sale that will run from December 1 to 12! Save the date people! Not only that. By December 12, they will be offering up to 80% discount on selected deals with free shipping and cash on delivery payment option.

Live and Give Thanks

What are you thankful for? It pays to write them down. :)

24: Live Another Day

24: Live Another Day

I don't watch a lot of movies or TV shows but when I do, it's because I'm really hooked. I guess you can call me unpredictable. I loved Gossip Girl a lot and it's one of the shows that made me thought about family and relationships all the time. 

My Momentary Bliss


This week, I have the best sleep ever!!! For so long, I haven’t slept at night for straight days because of the demands of my job. As most of you already know, I’m working on a graveyard shift but this month I’m scheduled to work on a day shift. Lo and behold, I have 17 days to celebrate this once in a lifetime phenomenon! Hahaha! And I better seize the moment because after 17 days, I’ll be back to the graveyard shift! Sucks!

Why I’m Still On Blogger



Why I’m Still On Blogger

I’ve contemplated on writing this for some time now and so yes, it is therefore a long post. So if anyone is interested in what I have to say about this, please read on and thank you in advance! :)

I believe I have mentioned a couple of times here on my blog that one of the things I’d like to be is a web or graphic designer. Months ago, I searched for the best Blogger template and design that would fit my personality.

First Content Writing Experience


First Content Writing Experience

One day, I was scrolling through my Facebook feed and I saw an advertisement about an online job. I looked it up and found out that they were looking for freelance writers. Aha! I liked it right away and looked up the website but before I registered, I researched and read lots of reviews first. I don't wanna be a victim of just another online scam.

Sponsored Post Gone Bad


Sponsored Post Gone Bad

I've been blogging for more than 5 years now and I never even once earned a single cent from this hobby. I do it because I just love expressing my voice through writing. However, as time passed, I've learned so many things about blogging from so many different bloggers and that includes the ability to earn out of what I love doing.

Although I don't have any monetary earnings from blogging right now, I never dismissed the idea of someday earning even just a little from it. It never hurts to try, I told myself.

How Should You Unplug?



I vowed to be away from social media. When I told myself I needed a break and should be offline for an entire day once a week? When I decided to have a No Social Media Tuesday?

A Picture Of You Reminds Me..


I admit. In this post, you will see lots of photos of myself or myself with someone, or myself in a time when this or that.. but this is not self-indulgence. Hah! This is the second part of my photo blog story. If you missed the first part and just in case you're interested to check it, this way please --> A Picture Speaks A Thousand Words.

A Picture Speaks A Thousand Words


Every picture has a story. It can be a story of joy, pain, bitterness, absurdity, love, survival, longing, sadness, or nothingness. Lately, I've been scavenger-hunting the internet for any photo that may have a significance to me or my family.

I Love My Job and 20 Things!


If you've read my previous post, you probably already know by now that it's already my 5th year of being away from home since college graduation. Which means I also turned 5 as a careerwoman! I have to say that staying for 5 straight years in a job is quite an achievement.

So what do I get? A tap on the back, a congratulatory email, and an Esprit wrist watch that I will give to my husband but I have to stay for 2 more months so I can get it! Not that I'm leaving my job so soon though. Please don't get me wrong. I hope I didn't sound sarcastic right there. LOL. 

Flashback: Counting The Days


It ain't over till it’s over.

How Can I Not Love You



My husband turned 29 last Monday. We both had to work and could not spend more time at home because I had to change my shift this week for a new class. We had an early birthday plus mother's day sort-of celebration last Saturday night though. And for the first time in as long as I can remember, we had our much needed kid-free date night.

Travel Blunders: That Time When I Just Had To Let Go


Travel Blunders: That Time When I Just Had To Let Go

My vacation is almost over. Ten days was the longest I've stayed in my hometown since I moved out and I was beyond happy that I got to spend more time with my family. On Monday, I'm officially back to work with an update training class waiting for me.

Life is good! But before all those good times happened, there was one bad time, and never in my life did I imagine something like that to happen to me. But it did. I guess I just have to believe Murphy, if something can go wrong, it will. But I wasn't prepared.


April 6, Sunday - Reiko and I were scheduled to fly to my hometown at 8:10am. Knowing that it's hard to wake Reiko up so early, I checked-in online the night before our flight so I wouldn't have to rush the next morning.

Of Love and Gratitude ♥


My first three months of pregnancy was a blur. That was 3 years ago. It was full of anxiety and worry and I felt dead inside. I felt ugly. I felt every negative thing someone may feel in three months time. Fast forward to April 8 of 2011, I experienced the most excruciating physical pain I've ever felt in my entire life but it was all worth the pain.

Flying With A Toddler


Reiko and I are flying this Sunday. We're leaving for my hometown to celebrate his third birthday on Tuesday. At last, I can have my much needed break from work for one week. So, where's the husband you may ask? He's not flying with us. He has a new job, remember? To date, this is going to be the third trip to my hometown without my husband.


How To Overcome Writer's Block


How To Overcome Writer's Block

For Wikipedia, writer's block is "a condition primarily associated with typing, in which an author loses the ability to produce new work." Wiki also says that this has been a documented problem throughout history that affected even established writers.

For Blissful Snapshots, writer's block is a condition where one just stares at a blank computer screen for what seems like forever without batting her eyelashes. Sounds familiar? It sure is.