Hindi kasalanan ang maging tibo at bakla

Ok, I’m triggered! Just had a heated conversation with someone and I had to back down because I think our discussion was going nowhere and it’s just a waste of energy. Buti na lang may blog ako and I can continue my battle 😂

So this person said that she respects LGBTQ community and has nothing against them BUT she doesn’t want her children to be one. If she has a choice, she would ‘guide’ her kids to have their own family and be traditional.

And I f*cking disagree! How hypocrite it is to say that you ‘support’ LGBTQ when in fact at the back of your mind you see them as different. How can you say that you are a feminist or fights for equality when you are freaking sexist! I think those people who fight racism but then dissed others who cannot be categorized directly as either man or woman are plaster saints. I’m not saying that they are bad people, it’s just that they feel righteous when they’re not and I hate it!

I know, I know, religious fanatics say that God created only a man and a woman and I don’t disagree with that. But have you heard about evolution? How the earth and everything in it changed gradually over million of years? I don’t think gays and lesbians chose to be who they are now. It’s just how they are. The same na Pinoy ka, wala kang choice! And as a parent, you can’t say “Anak, paglaki mo gusto ko maging Japanese ka ha? I-guide kita para maging hapon ka. Mas maganda kasi na maging hapon.” Doesn’t make sense right?

Do I prefer my child to be gay?

I don’t think it’s a correct question. If my son is gay, then he is gay. I can’t ‘influence’ him to be one or not. There is no acceptance required. Ano? Kapag straight na babae or lalake automatic accepted and then kapag bading or tibo may acceptance pang kelangan? Anak mo sya diba so bakit may acceptance pang nalalaman?! Hay naku, triggered talaga si aqoh!

This is my blog and this is my opinion. I can say whatever I want and if you have any issue with it then gawa kayo ng sarili nyong post. If you want to comment, let’s agree to disagree but I will delete bastos and mal-educated comments, ok?

Rant over. Love you ❤

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Buhay pa po

Buhay pa po (English translation: Still Alive)

It has been 2 months since I posted something for this blog and I rarely shared anything on any of my social media accounts. You may want to read this post I wrote for The Wealthy Pinay.

Anyhoo, I have a long list of posts I would like to share like my Belgrade trip, our Australian trip, the continuation of our Hong Kong trip last year (grabe noh?) and reviews of many restaurants we tried.

My phone has so many draft posts of things I want to share with you and I wonder when I’ll have the energy to finish them. You think blogging is easy? Yes, I thought too. Well maybe it’s easy if I won’t care about how others will feel about the post. But I just don’t want to dump photos and not share some useful info. Continue reading →

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Behave like your husband’s mistress

My college buddies started a Messenger chat group and it’s a blast!
Technology has its disadvantages for sure but perks can’t also be denied.
It’s been a while since I talked to them and it’s fun to reminisce the inside jokes, the previous love teams, and the latest happenings of our lives. Continue reading →

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About menopause and writing blocks

Wonder what’s with the title? Read on.

I am very very very keen to write something for this blog. I’ve been very quiet here for weeks now and totally not happy about it. I’m trying not to beat myself for being an absentee blogger because, you know, I have to focus on other things too (like The Wealthy Pinay). But I’m still trying anyways.

Sunday evening – I thought I’ll write about menopause because I have something witty to say about the topic.
But I need to eat first. Then I realized I want to read a book after dinner.
Monday evening – I started writing about menopause and managed to write few sentences. And then watched the semi-finals of Tawag ng Tanghalan.

Today, Tuesday, I added few sentences more. For TWO FREAKING DAYS I only managed to write 2 paragraphs.
And the worst part is I don’t know how to continue writing about the topic.


I have my period today (TMI!) and it made me think if I’m going to miss my period once it’s gone.
I’m far away from getting menopausal although I wonder how I’ll feel once this monthly thing won’t visit me anymore.

When Biel was born, we know that she’ll be our last child. So I googled on ways how not to get pregnant and that’s when I learned that menopausal symptoms only starts from age 50 in average.
“That’s how long I will take contraceptions?”, so I decided we’ll just do the natural way to avoid having another baby.


And that’s it.

I can’t even recall why I want to talk about menopause.
What am I thinking that Sunday evening? Why did I even think this is an interesting topic?
I have no idea.

And now I’m stuck with this 2-paragraph draft. I can delete it for sure but it’s like wasting 2 nights of writing. And every paragraph for me these days are important.

So please, if you want to guest post here, I will be very thankful.

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Exit Strategy

After mentioning to the whole world of our plan to move back home next year, I received several comments and questions from friends and family members too.

  • Totoo na ba yan?
  • Sure ka na ba?
  • Handa ka na ba sa mga problema ng Pilipinas?
  • Anong pagkakaabalahan mo dun?
  • Hindi madali mag negosyo.
  • Mahirap ang buhay dun.
  • I don’t think matutuloy kayo
  • At madami pang iba…

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Wanted: Blogger for a day!

I have this idea to have guests bloggers on this site but I have been resisting for so long.

First, I wanted this to be ‘my blog’ because I think the reason why people read this space is because of me (how narcissist right? LOL). Second… ahmmm… actually there’s no 2nd reason.
So basically there’s no other reason except that I just want to hoard all the attention.

Which is fine except that I’m neglecting this site because of so many things on my plate right now.
You know that I aside from my full-time job, we launched SLIAN NAILS and then I have The Wealthy Pinay
Let’s not forget the fact that I have a husband and 2 kids who need attention.
And the most important thing to consider is I need 8 hours of sleep a day. Non-negotiable.

I love Filipina Expat and I love my readers.
And I would sacrifice my pride if I know that this is one way on keeping this blog alive.

And you know what, I have met several intelligent, smart and witty women who told me that they always wanted to have a blog but never got the opportunity to create one so now this is your chance. Although there would be some criteria:

  1. You have to be a Filipina (I’m not being a racist or feminist here but I just think it make sense considering the audience)
  2. You can be based anywhere in the world.
  3. Any topic should be fine except religion and politics. No selling, no violence, nothing that will put me in jail.
  4. You can share some parenting tips, your travel adventure, your dining experience. Anything and everything under the sun.
  5. But if you are sharing dining reviews, the restaurant has to be in UAE.
  6. English should be our main language. Make sure that your grammar is better than me which is not very good anyways so you should be fine. But please don’t use any headache-inducing vocabulary. Just write as if you’re telling a story to a friend.
  7. Share some photos to include on your post. It has to be a picture that you own and not grabbed from the internet or someone else.
  8.  That’s it pansit. 

If you prefer then I can mention your social media account handles and your blog name if you’re an existing blogger.

You can share as many blog posts as you want! If you have been thinking of starting a blog, or has this itch to share something to fellow Filipinas then this is your time to do it. Because as I always say, if not now then when?

Send it to lyn(at)filipinaexpat(dot)com. Will wait for your mails 🙂


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5 Tips To Turn New Year’s Resolutions into Powerful Goals

I posted this on The Wealthy Pinay site and I want to share it with you here. 

Another year, another chance, another opportunity.

Most of us welcome this year with full of hope and positivity. Because why not, right?
It’s like we are given the chance to start anew and it feels like we are starting from scratch.
All the frustrations and pain that the previous year brought us can be forgotten.
All the things that didn’t materialized last year might happen this year.

In a way that’s true!

Unless you are dead, the chance that you can do something differently in your future is very probable.
And that’s the good thing about welcoming new year.
It gives us hope.

But I hope you just don’t end up wishing because I know you know that it doesn’t end there.
Writing new year resolutions is not enough.
Listing down your goals to achieve this year won’t do any good if you don’t follow it up with actions, and heaps of determination. But I think you already know that.
Because just like me you have done resolutions before and most of them fail.

And you are more frustrated with yourself more than anything else because you know that if only you were more courageous, more disciplined, more consistent then your goals could have happened.
You are self aware. You know what needs to be done but you lack the will to pursue them.

I’m here to give you some tips on how you can turn your new year resolutions to reality.

Continue reading here…

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2017 in Review

It’s been a while since I posted something here. And I honestly feel bad.

As you might already know I have another project that I am currently busy with and we have launched our money mindset course. There are already few fellow Wealthy Pinay registrants and you can’t imagine how excited I am to share everything and anything I know and how a quantum leap of mindset changed and continue to change my life for the better.

But I still feel bad for not writing here often. I can’t guarantee that I will write often but I promise to try.

In 2015, I started writing on my Faith notebook – a journal where I write all my deepest thoughts, frustrations, desires, fears, gratitude and anything and everything I feel on that moment. I usually write when I am overflowing with emotions. I sometimes write every month, every few months or when things are getting exciting or frustrating then I write almost everyday.

I took a screenshot of what I wrote in Oct 2016, the day I conceptualized my nail salon. Few months after, in February 22, 2017, we opened SLIAN NAILS. Continue reading →

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And the Wealthy Pinay Bootcamp Registration is finally open!

In late 2014 I started blogging because of depression. Writing became an outlet to release my negative thoughts and self-talk. Although I was thinking then who am I to blog? I’m not a writer, my grammar isn’t perfect, I ain’t witty but I continue writing anyway.

Then in 2015, I had to urge to create another blog that will focused on my life as an OFW. And that is when Filipina Expat came to life. It’s the same time that I start reading about business and dream of living a financial independent life.

Fast forward today, I am launching The Wealthy Pinay Bootcamp. This is totally major for me.

Unlike the nail salon I set up this year, The Wealthy Pinay is more personal. Here I am telling the world my beliefs. I am exposing myself to judgment. The nail salon is a normal business but the bootcamp is a radical thinking project that might not be understood by everyone.

But this is my gut telling me that I need to do this. And I’m listening to my intuition.

If you are a follower of this blog, you know I am a firm advocate of living our ideal life. I want everyone to just go for it.

The Wealthy Pinay Bootcamp is a money mindset online course where I will teach you how you change and improve your life just by re-wiring your mind to dream bigger. If you want to return to the Philippines to be with your kids but thinking it’s impossible as of the moment, if you want to set up a business but don’t know how, if you want to improve your relationships, if you want to get out of debt, if you want to have a free life – then this course is for you.

Just within 2 years of having a different mindset brought so much change in my life. The experiences I gained, the relationships I nourished, the money I generated, the people I have helped are more than the accumulation of what I had been thriving to have for last 14 years.

All our goals can be achieved – I promise you. Some might take longer than what we expect but our dreams can be our reality as long as we maintain the correct belief, mindset and attitude. And this is what you’ll learn from the bootcamp.

Join me in this journey. I am offering the bootcamp for only Php 499 only until Dec 23. Way cheaper than a buffet meal.
Invest in yourself and take control of your journey.

If you are ready, go to this link –> REGISTER

We have a 5-day refund policy, no questions asked. If after starting the bootcamp and you feel that the course is not for you then just drop me a message and you will be refunded your money. That’s how confident I am on the value that this course will bring to your life. Remember: You Deserve To Live The Life You Have Imagined!

Have a good day peeps!

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