What’s in your bag?

Day 9.  People say that the content of your purse reveals your personality.  I guess its true, but I don’t know which part of my personality the contents of my bag reveal.  (Quick trivia:  I actually bring two bags to office every day – a regular office bag, and my security/comfort bag where I place my home-cooked meals and some stuff I don’t think I need everyday).

Since my security/comfort bag does not aesthetically look good for this blog, I’m sharing with you the contents of my regular office bag.  Thanks to my mom who gave this green bag to me as her birthday gift on my 33rd birthday.  🙂


1. Wallet for bills and receipts

2. Card holder

3.  Coin purse from a friend; a “pasalubong” from Vigan

4.  Pocket wifi

5.  Checkbook

6.  My ever-reliable Samsung S3 mini (company-issued)

7.  Sanitary napkin, in case of emergency  🙂

8.  Business cards for my new business venture 😉

9.  Wide-toothed comb

10. Ballpen

11. Another wallet

12. Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 – a gift from a very generous friend (which I used to take this photo)


Happy Friday,


My 5 Current Goals

Day 8. This is my favorite challenge yet on my 30 Day Blogging Challenge. Probably because I love to daydream, and I love to write them down and cut-out photos related to those goals. I’m a type of person who wants to do a lot of things, yet always whine, “So many things to do… So little time…” Familiar? 🙂

Photo taken from the blogger's personal bucket list

Photo taken from the blogger’s personal bucket list

Well, here are some of my current goals. Too sad I had to limit my long list to five only, so I have to screen my bucket list and choose which ones are wholesome enough to be broadcasted on my blog. 🙂

Goal #1:  Be financially free at age 35.  Some of my close friends who will read this will definitely say, “Hey!  Are you crazy?!  You are already 33 now, how on earth will you be financially free in 2 years?!”  Here’s my take, nothing is impossible with the person who is courageous enough to make things happen.

Goal #2:  Be sexy and healthy.  I have always dreamed of having back that 24″ waist yet avoid feeling anorexic.  I want to be fit, yet healthy enough to take care of  my loved ones.

Goal #3:  Write my first book.  To this date, I haven’t decided yet whether it will be a self-help book or a historical fiction novel.  I’m taking baby steps toward this goal and I’m not pressuring myself.  As you notice, I didn’t say “publish” my first book.  I just said my goal is to “write” my first book.  🙂  No pressure, just excitement!

Goal #4:  Start a new income stream.  Since I’m close to paying off some of my mortgages, I plan to start another income stream soon.  I am a starter.  I always want to start something new because plateaus bore me.

Goal #5:  Go to one place I’ve never been to at least once a year.  Though I’m an obsessed bookworm, I still believe that the best way to acquire new knowledge is through experience.  It’s always been my goal to save up to afford travels with my family.  Traveling is definitely the best way to enjoy and learn new things through experience!  🙂


Keep an eye on our goals,

My 5 Favorite Songs…

Day 7.  I’m not a music lover… and music doesn’t love me too!  😛  I was not born with a voice of a songbird, but a voice similar to that of a cockatoo.  But ever since I started driving, with lots of me-times, I have no choice but keep the radio on or I will bore my self to death.

My favorite genre is actually reggae.  I love the rhythm and the feel of always on vacation mode whenever I hear reggae songs.  It helps me relax; it lifts my soul out from worries and wearies.  However, there are still many songs that I always turn to when I’m overwhelmed with happiness or sadness.  Songs that, to me, are one of my best friends.

Sharing with you the songs (and my fave lyrics) that carry with them memories, people, dreams, and valuable life’s lessons:

  • 6-8-12 by Brian Mcknight

“It’s hard enough just passing the time
When I can’t seem to get you off my mind
And where is the good in goodbye?
Tell me why, tell me why”

  • Billionaire by Travie McCoy ft. Bruno Mars

“Oh every time I close my eyes
I see my name in shining lights, yeah
A different city every night, oh I
I swear the world better prepare
For when I’m a billionaire”

  • Reflection by Christina Aguilera

“Now I see if I wear a mask
I can fool the world but I cannot fool my heart
Who is that girl I see staring straight back at me?
When will my reflection show who I am inside?”

  • Airplanes by B.O.B ft. Hayley Williams of Paramore

“Can we pretend that airplanes
In the night sky are like shooting stars?
I could really use a wish right now
Wish right now
Wish right now”
  • Friday, I’m in Love by Dryden Mitchell (from 50 first dates OST)

“I don’t care if Monday’s blue
Tuesday’s grey and Wednesday too
Thursday I don’t care about you
It’s Friday, I’m in love”

There you go, taking you to my life’s journey with these five songs!  Let me end my blog with this beautiful quote and photo (taken by the blogger) of a sunrise in Bataan, Philippines.


Enjoying the rhythm of life,

What I am Afraid Of…

Day 6.  Finally!  After gazillion years, I finally mustered enough inspiration and strength to write another blog.  Oh, boy!  It seems that my 30-Day Blogging Challenge is not working and is not inspiring enough for me to fight the writer’s block away!  You see, I’ve been meaning to write my own novel and thought of several plots already but my procrastinating self hasn’t decided yet which to pursue…  Enough with the side stories!  🙂

Back to my blog, it also took me months of soul searching, meditating, and yep, procrastinating to finally realize what brings the scaredy-cat out of the closet!  Thought of heights, NO!  Spiders?  Hell, NO!  Blood?  NO!  Chocolate?! Of course, NOT! (Wait!  Is there such as thing as fear of chocolates?)

Photo grabbed from google; Credits to the original owner of photo

Photo grabbed from google; Credits to the original owner of photo

Seriously, I realized that the only thing that fears me and wakes me up crying and disoriented is death.  Death in all its enormity fears me.  Death of oneself.  Death of loved ones.  Death of other people.  And even death of one’s dream is fearful.

I’d love to expound more on the last picture of death – when someone’s dream, hope, love and happiness dies.  Undeniably, our dreams fuel and inspire us.  More than food and water, we also need our dreams to keep us on moving, to keep us going, to keep us fighting, and to keep us believing.

Without our dreams, we are nothing but explorers lost in the vast ocean or hunters lost in the wilderness.  Without our dreams, there is no light at the end of the tunnel, no put of gold at the rainbow’s end, no sun shine after the rain…

But unlike other forms of death, let the death of our dreams be the seed for the birth of a new one.  Never let the fear of death drown you on the vast ocean and misguide you on the wilderness of opportunities awaiting you.

Keep on dreaming,