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Hey there, My Favorite Lists readers! What are you celebrating this month? Would you like to share it with us?
As for me and this site… It is my 3rd month blogging and I would LOVE to meet YOU! Getting to know you is my priority for today and for the rest of March. Well, you are of course always welcome to visit this site any day you want. 😉
Oh, by the way, this is my first ever blog post – My Top 5 Frugal Wedding Tips. I wrote this in time for our 5th church wedding anniversary!
I try to check out all the sites of the people who comment here, but it’s hard to remember every one’s interests and activities. I would love to sit at our dining table all morning and visit your blogs, but I really should clean the house before the children arrive home from school.
So… I would appreciate if you can answer a couple of getting-to-know-you questions below. I will answer them also so you can get to know me better! 😉
1 – What do you do first thing in the morning?
It is a toss between drinking coffee and waking up hubby. He makes coffee for both of us if he gets up from the bed before I open my eyes. And, yes I wake him up if I get to to the alarm clock before he does or when one of our children starts to shake me.
2 – Where did you grow up?
I grew up in Marinduque but I spent my childhood summers in Camarines Sur. Both provinces are located in the Philippines but 156 km apart. Each has different cultures, cuisines and languages. My parents live in Marinduque but my father’s family is in Camarines Sur so they made me do annual visits to get to know my paternal relatives.
3 – Where do you currently live?
My family and I reside in Doha, Qatar. My daughters and I will celebrate our 10th year here in November 2018. Hubby came here a few months ahead of us while our son was born here 7 years ago.
4 – How do you spend your nights?
I work on my blog once the clock hits ten in the evening. I read blogging resources, write down content ideas or network with other bloggers while hubby works on his photography hobby.
Spending quality time for us means working on our separate stuff in the same room at the same time, together.
5 – Which book/s changed your life?
I used to rent a corner in my mom’s shop when I was a child. I sold stationery supplies and used books until I had to leave our place to study in Manila. I was excited to study and live in the big city but was also sad that money would stop coming in.
Robert Kiyosaki’s Rich Dad Poor Dad book opened my eyes to different financial instruments. I used to think that wealth can only be achieved by having an active source of money but after reading this book, I ‘ve realized that money can be accumulated faster if we also invest it in real estate, company stocks and other funnels of profits and dividends.
I spent the first weeks of March looking for resources that can help me in my blogging journey. There is a popular course that opened their enrolment this month but it costs almost USD 1, 000 and I can’t afford that. Well, I can pay for that but it will mean selling my stock shares or other investment and I don’t want to do that. I’ve been laid off from my previous job and I don’t need big expenses right now.
Nataly Llanes’ Blogcabulary Plus is a recently launched blogging ebook, which is like a blogger’s encyclopedia. Hubby got this for me as a post-birthday gift.
Happy wife, happy blogger, happy life!
6 – What do you do for a living?
This is a tough question for me.
I was laid off last year so I have no work. BUT, I’m invested in some financial instruments so I guess I do something for a living. Am I right?
I always say I’m a housewife when people ask me this question. I find it easier to say I’m jobless or I’m a stay at home mom. People tend to either 1. give me a certain look, 2. remark that I’m rich, 3. ask me for a longer explanation or 4. do all of the above when I tell them that I’m an investor or I work at home.
Someone actually told me “It’s still better to find a job”. Hmm, okay.
7 – What do you do on your day off?
What day off?!
Hubby lets me sleep in every Friday so that’s what I do on my day off – I am Sleeping Beauty.
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8. What is your current state of mind?
I am EXCITED to see your answers, my friends! I would like to know you and what makes you – YOU.
Are you thrilled about a job promotion or anxious about your early retirement? Are you on the fence about taking an overseas job or adamant about sticking it out with your current job location? Are you frustrated with a mental block or jubilant for publishing a viral blog post? Are you pissed off by a pesky colleague or encouraged by an inspiring mentor?
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I would really love to read your answers to these questions! Perhaps we can collaborate on future gigs (guest postings, collaboration works) or meet up for a couple of drinks (coffee, tea, soda, milk, water or wine)? ❤
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I am HAPPY to meet you! :*