October Throwback

I thought of posting some old posts from October of the previous years.

2015 October Posts

The Writer’s Manifesto. Such a great read for writers by Jeff Goins. =)

The Writer’s Manifesto: The Heart and Art of Writing

Amazing Health Benefits of Taho. Believe it or not, this post has got one of the top hits/ traffic in this site.

Amazing Health Benefits of Taho & Tofu

When Mothers Cry.  No matter how strong a mom is, there will be that instance where she will reach the peak of her emotions-and so tears start falling.

When Mothers Cry

Kitchen Gift Ideas for Moms. Timely for Christmas. =)

Kitchen Gift Ideas For Moms

2014 Posts:

Exhausted Yet Pursuing.  “Maybe you’re like Gideon asking God signs and wonders just so he could believe. I pray that when God does give you the answer, you’ll passionately serve him to the end of your strength. 🙂”

Exhausted Yet Pursuing

If We Could Only Do This. A video about making disciples and focusing on what is essential than what is superficial and short-term. =)

If only we could do this…

2013 Posts: More on reading books. =)

Destination Unknown

And Then There Were None


Back in 2011: Excuse the layout and content because they were imported from my old blog (www.islesgilian.blogspot.com) and I did not bother to fix them when I started blogging in WordPress.

The List: List of names my tutees were suggesting for a boy’s name when they found out I was pregnant. =) Well, it was close to what I chose: Jacob.

The list

My First Muffin– This was my first attempt to bake a cupcake. Looking at how I started, I feel really happy comparing my first muffin to my Hello Kitty cupcakes now. haha I’ve come a long way when it comes to baking.

My First Muffin

For 2016 posts:

Where To Sell Your Art Spoonflower

Friday Finds #9: Sites Where Artists Can Sell Art Online

Artists are often great at creating, but would most of the time feel uneasy when selling. Promoting their art can even bring awkwardness because people expect artists to give items…

How To Make Chicken Katsu

Easy Chicken Katsu Recipe (Tori Katsu) Coated with Cornflakes

This Chicken Katsu recipe or Tori Katsu is always one of my go-to when I’m in a Japanese restaurant. I like its fried, crispy, a little salty taste, plus, the…

Shoaibah Life

Life, Books, and Blogging

Blogging The main reason why I haven’t been blogging in the last quarter of 2019 was because of technical issues I have been encountering on my website. When Wordpress mobile…

Movies| Goyo, The Boy General

I was browsing my drafts and saw this unpublished post. I thought I have published this back in August 2019, but apparently, I haven’t so, here is a review of…

Journal/Planner 2020

DIY customizable planner/journal. I’m more of the journaling type, and I’ve used planners in the past, mostly for journaling ideas, reflections, writing topics, etc. What would usually happen is that…


Journal Pages | Laish: The Dangers of Isolation

Judges 18 tells the story of the people of Laish and their isolation from other people. It is a city in the upper Jordan valley, apparently colonized by the Sidonians,…

Black Friday Sale Home Depot 2019

Home Depot Deals & Coupons For Black Friday 2019

Check out Home Depot Deals for Black Friday Sale this 2019. You can also check Slickdeals.com for more offers from other brands.


Top 10 Tech Products to look out for in NEWEGG’S Black Friday Sale this November.

Photography| Rain

I was with my family traveling to Madinah around May this year when I saw this view: At first, I thought there was a sandstorm in that area until I…

Ablaze, Journals, and Legacies

Sometimes, I want to browse my old journals. It makes me laugh whenever I read the entries because of the childish things written on them. It is also humbling to…

Jeddah | Random Shots

Lately, I’ve been out on Saturday mornings and I got a pretty view of the city in the morning. As usual, I would take some shots mostly while in a…

The End of Summer

Growing up as a kid, summer vacation meant that I would go to our grandma’s place. The joy of staying at her place without my parents meant I could do…

Chatime Jeddah

I was in Balad, Jeddah two weeks ago and I found out that there’s Chatime there. It’s a small café type set-up where you can buy Milk Tea drinks and…

Urban Gardening|Growing Tomatoes, Bitter Gourd, Lemon, & Bell Pepper at Home

I’ve always thought I had no green thumb. It has always been my mom who can miraculously bring wilted plants to life. She once stuck a torn branch outside our…

Flowers Methods Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Don’t be so bothered with the Flowers Methods name. Google might be the one to blame. 😁 Flowers Methods shop is where you can go for some basic gardening tools…

Life |Summer Morning Routine

The routine in our house changes from time. It all depends on the major activities happening in the day or that season. This post was written when the kids were…

Journal Pages | Bitterness

There are times that we cannot understand some of the problems we are facing today with people. It seems that we are clueless why other people would treat us differently…

Review| China Gate, Jeddah

China Gate is an old Chinese restaurant in Jeddah. It was already here when my family moved here over 15 years ago. ⛩It has hosted many events like birthday parties…

The Happy Memory Pod

While preparing to sleep, my second son excitedly stood up and started a very interesting conversation: Migs: I have an idea!!! Daddy, when you and mommy are old, I will…

Journal Pages| A Joshua Leadership & A Joshua Generation

This is the last chapter of the book of Joshua where he was summarizing everything that happened to them and how God worked through them. He then gave the people…



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11 thoughts on “October Throwback

  1. I love re-reading my old posts too. It is nice to remember those moments especially when my son was still in toddler years. Sometimes, I edit and update my old posts to give the current information.

  2. I read your post about when mothers cry, that’s the one with the strongest magnet for me. lol. I remembered when my mom cried. First when she lose her temper on my attitude back when I was in HS and 2nd was a confession she made before I got married. And even now that I just remembered those two, I get really emotional. :/

  3. Wow. You’ve been blogging for so long na pala. And I love your writing style. I’m bookmarking The Writer’s Manifesto as I am interested to know more about it! I think retweeted about this one, too. 🙂 And like Mommy Nilyn, your article “When Mothers Cry” has a pinch in my heart.

  4. Been thinking of doing this. I think I’ve read that one of Jeff Goins. I love Jeff Goins! I have yet to complete the Intentional Blogging course, I’m on my third. That’s why I”m looking forward to the holidays because I plan to get into it. 🙂

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