I’m a daughter, a sister, a wife, and a mother. Throughout my life, I’ve had the opportunity to live in different places that exposed me to different ways and people. I was born in Manila (Philippines), grew up in the small city of Bacolod, moved back to Manila when I finished uni, and for several years moved from one city to another more than 5x within the National Capital Region and Pampanga.
When my husband and I got married in 2014, we found our permanent home in the southern part of Metro Manila. But after staying there for 3 years, we started entertaining the idea of living abroad in the hope of providing a better future for our son. As of writing, we are here in Auckland, New Zealand but who knows where God takes us next? It doesn’t really matter because where my family is, for me that’s where home is.
I’m a proud mom to a handsome boy who’s a spitting image of his dad. I would like to believe that being a mom has made me a better version of myself in more ways than I initially imagined. Every day is just full of surprises with our little boy. But I have to admit that motherhood can sometimes get frustrating especially if you’re also a working mom, but most times it’s exciting and fulfilling. Every step I take, every decision I make all comes down to what’s ultimately good for my child, for our family.
I absolutely love to travel. I dream of traveling to more places around the world with my husband and son. I have been to Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Macau, Indonesia, South Korea, China, Australia, New Zealand, Japan and Maldives and it is our goal to add more to this list. Italy, Greece and Israel are my dream destinations which I hope to set foot in in this lifetime.
Career-wise, I’m a digital strategist. I started out as a web copywriter/SEO Specialist many moons ago, moved on to become a digital marketer and later an ecommerce manager, and now I’m currently getting my feet wet in the very niche areas of conversion rate optimisation (CRO) and user experience (UX) for an NZ insurance company.
I have been blogging since 2004, albeit sporadically. Between then and now, I write random stuff about what I do, where I’ve been, the people I love, and just about anything that I feel deserves my time killing brain cells over to weave words and photographs. Evidently, I have a love-hate relationship with blogging. I hate how I feel pressured to write every time I remember I have a blog, but I love the feeling of ‘release’ every time I actually finish a post and hit publish.
Now that I have just embarked on this new adventure in a new place, this blog will be covering topics about the life my little family is starting out here in New Zealand. Intentionally or not, I tend to do a lot of things in my life on a whim. I guess that’s how I get by and it works for me. This blog has been and will be continuing to document my “little whims.”
Above everything, I am a Christian. I believe in the one true God and that salvation is only through His son, Jesus Christ. Through all the ups and downs, my faith in Christ remains the anchor and the driving force in my life. One day when I’m face-to-face with my Savior, I would also like to be able to say that “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.” (2 Timothy 4:7).
Welcome and enjoy your stay! :)