Mystery Blogger Award

I want to thank Tish for nominating me for the Mystery Blogger Award and Okoto Enigma for creating this Award.

Rules for the Mystery Blogger Award:

Put the award logo on your blog.

Thank whoever nominated you and post a link to their blog.

Mention the creator of the award and provide a link to their blog also.

List the rules.

Tell your readers 3 things about yourself.

Nominate 10-20 people.

Notify your nominees by commenting on their blog.

Ask your nominees 5 questions of your choice.

Share a link to your best post.

Three things about me:

Haiku is my favourite poetry.

I will always choose comfort over fashion.

I’m scared of cockcroach.

Here are my nominees:

Here are my answer to Tish’s questions:

1. How long have you been blogging? More or less two years.

2. If you could put a face and a name to your muse, who would it be? My daughter, H.

3. What is your why, as in why do you write? I write to express my thoughts and feelings.

4. Do you listen to music while writing? Not really.

5. Who is your favourite published author? John Grisham. Do you read their books only once or frequently? Once or twice.

My questions to my nominees:

1. What is your favourite color?

2. Why?

3. How will you describe a half-filled glass? Half-full or half-empty?

4. Did you have to think twice to answer question #3? Or you know the answer right away?

5. How will you describe life in one word?

Here’s a link to my best post so far:



Hardly fathom thoughts.

Inevitable as fate.

Accept as you may.


Drowning deep within.

Lost in the midst of darkness.

True uncertainty.


Heaven Sent

From not knowing how

You suddenly came

My world has changed

My sorrows have fade

Your little hand

Caresses my soul

Your stare says it all

You lift up my spirit

Yes, From you I gather my strength

Your innocence

Such loving kindness

Your gentleness

Reassures the future

Need not to worry

Whatever the uncertainty

For you are now by me.


The Reason Why I Stopped Blogging For A Long Time And Why It’s Worth It

It’s been more than a year since my last personal blog post and I don’t know where to start after so many things that has happened but one experience that I won’t ever forget is my blog post entitled: Earlier At Table Top Mountain With My Father In Law.

You might find this post familiar if you have read it. It’s where I mentioned my amazing first-time experience in climbing a mountain. Where I also went crazy for wearing a funny pair of shoes and luckily survived.

Some of you might wonder what’s the relevance of that blog post to this particular blog but no worries, we’ll get there in no time.

So, in that blog post, my father-in-law is still with us (me and my husband) for a visit until it was time for us to say good-bye.

Going to the airport.

I can still remember us rushing to the airport without having breakfast (just a cup of coffee). I guess things are hard to forget when you’re feeling dizzy and needed to be at a certain place in a certain time. Well, in my case that is. Considering that our place was a two hour drive.

We were also getting hungry at that time. I remember ordering sushi and miso soup for us while waiting for my father-in-law’s flight. At our table were also a family waiting for their flight so we kind of had a little chat while waiting for the time.

Few more minutes after we ate, time came and my father-in-law needed to go. We said our good-byes and together, me and my husband watched his airplane fly.

I was still feeling dizzy.

After the plane left, my husband asked me if I wanted to go to Redcliffe since it’s near the airport and only a few minutes drive. I also wanted some fresh air so we both agreed to visit the place since it’s also our first time.

During that time I was starting to feel so uncomfortable. I remember my head felt like spinning and I felt like throwing up.

Then I thought, no doubt I was having a nausea.

Finally, we’ve reached Redcliffe.

This photo was taken January 15, 2017. Our first time visiting Redcliffe.

I can still recall the wind blowing to my face as I was trying to ease my dizziness away. Still, nothing happened and I feel the same.

Suddenly, the idea came in and the feeling was strong. My heart was pounding when I asked my husband for us to buy pregnancy test. His face turned bright as he was so surprised. I told him that all the symptoms were there, all we need is to try.

So, we went to a drug store nearby. There we asked for a pregnancy test kit. We even asked how accurate it is and the lady told us that it’s 99.9 percent accurate and we are satisfied.

The moment of truth.

I went to the mall to have the pregnancy test while my husband was waiting outside. I quickly went into the loo, I was so nervous until I saw two lines appearing right before my very eye!

I called my husband right away to deliver the good news and from that moment we celebrated with our hearts filled with joy and gladness.

Savouring the moment.

This photo was taken while we were sitting at the bench in Redcliffe’s jetty.


The view became extra special as we sit there with our joyful hearts. There’s no word to express how happy we are so we just sat there and feel the moment. Now, Redcliffe officially became one of our most memorable places.

I only had few photos since my phone’s memory was full at that time and only were able to take a few after I deleted some.

Still wondering what’s the relevance of my previous blog post to this particular post? Well, after we found out the good news we’ve learned from the doctor that I was already four weeks pregnant. That means I was already carrying our baby when I climbed the Table Top mountain! I don’t think it’s normal for a pregnant lady to climb a mountain but we did and for me that’s memorable considering I was wearing the wrong pair of shoes! One thing I’ll definitely share to my child one day. LOL.

Maybe you’re also wondering what’s the connection of this whole blog post to the title itself? The answer is… After we found out that we were pregnant that was also the time that we had to head back home which is the Philippines and we became so busy from there, the whole pregnancy itself and so many more that I wasn’t able to blog for the whole year and I almost didn’t notice it.

I guess I need not to explain why I said it was worth it… Simply because it is.

Thanks everyone! πŸ˜‰

***My very first personal blog post after a long time! So happy to be back! :-)***


My Bundle of Joy

Gentle sweet smiles.

Reassuring expression.

Unspoken love.


Reminiscing My Mom And My Eldest Brother’s Visit From December 2015 To January 2016 (Part 2)

I’ve mentioned before that me and my husband were trying our best to find time to bond with my brother and my mom when they came to visit us. So, when we had the chance, we try to do as much as we can and show them around as much as possible.

These photos were taken 8th of January 2016 (exactly a year tomorrow) and everything happened in just one day. It was pretty tiring, I could compare it with the Amazing Race reality game show because we were rushing to go one place to another just to maximize the time and make our day worthwhile. Since the photos said it all, I guess I don’t have to say more. πŸ˜‰πŸ‘

Our Brisbane experience with my brother and my mom.

The Art Gallery

The very first time we visited the Art Gallery. Actually, it was only during their visit that we also get to have our break since we came here to work. It seems like no point for us to roam around at all. We didn’t think of driving to Brisbane and explore until they gave us a reason, their visit. As always, the more the merrier. 😊

Wheel of Brisbane

Once again, our very first time to try this Ferris wheel. I actually felt scared at first then I got used to it after seeing the view. It was really nice. Thanks mom and kuya (brother) for the treat! We loved it! 😍

South Bank Parklands


Brisbane CBD

CityCat Trip

Another first time for all of us! Actually, we didn’t get to try it again after this. So, that makes it the first and only time that we tried the CityCat. We also just learned last December that there’s the CityHopper which is free. Nonetheless, we all enjoyed our more than one hour trip where we get to see the beauty of Brisbane in every angle. Thanks again mom! ❀️

After our CityCat Trip

Mt. Coot-tha Lookout

While the Wheel of Brisbane and the CityCat was new for me and my husband, Mt. Cootha-tha was not. So, this was our last stop where we bought some Chai latte which my brother didn’t like.πŸ˜… We were glad they enjoyed the over looking view of the city of Brisbane. We only stopped there for a few minutes and went to drive home.

That day was really tiring, I can also recall them asking why I always take photos even if I already have a lot. The answer is simple, not only that photos capture the moments but also, it brings back happy memories.πŸ˜ŠπŸ’•

“Let’s not forget to take a photo and capture a special moment in ourlives for we might not know when we’re going to find ourselves looking for it.” -Apple

Thanks everyone! πŸ’–