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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The Wealthy Pinay website is up!

If you a Pinay and wants to get rich then I have something for you. I just launched today The Wealthy Pinay website which gives you a regular dose of encouragement, inspiration and motivation to just continue believing that all your dreams are possible.

I am an evangelist of living the life you truly want and not just be ok with whatever life throws at you. We only have one shot in life so why not make the most out of it, right?

I am so passionate about this topic that I guess one blog post is not enough so that’s why I encourage you to visit The Wealthy Pinay and subscribe to the newsletter.

And as an added bonus, I am giving away a mini e-book on how you can manifest anything you want (well, almost anything) without selling your kidney, trading your soul to the devil or joining networking 🙂

If you are not Filipino, you can still go and visit because it’s written in English although videos will be in our native Filipino language.

I sincerely wish that you’ll find courage, determination and ways on how to be wealthy and rich in all aspects of your life. Have a good day!

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So many things to do, so little time

So, how are you strangers? 🙂

It’s been a very busy October and November for me. Just so you know, I am launching a new website called The Wealthy Pinay.
Well, the site is not yet launched but the Facebook page is. So go and give it a thumbs up please.

Audience of Filipina Expat might not be the same people who would be interested of me talking about wealth, getting out of debt, and other money stuff so I thought that this other part of me needs a different platform. Although I’ll be honest, I am afraid on how I can manage everything considering there’s only 24 hours in a day.

I have work (that’s from 7:30am to 7:30pm including commute time), I have mommy duties, I have this blog, and then now I have The Wealthy Pinay. I have to handle social media accounts, prepare posts, shoot videos, edit videos and do other gazillion things. Let’s not forget that I have Slian Nails that I need to focus on too. On top of that, I need to sleep. Because I can’t function with less than 7 hours of bedtime.

But as they said, you will make time for things that you enjoy. And nowadays, being organized is the only way to keep me sane. I can’t just go with the flow and just react when things happen. I need to plan all my tasks and prioritize it.

Every weekend, I will write down the lunchbox menu of my kids for the full week. For me, that the most important thing.
I realized that not prioritizing my kids caused me so much stress because of guilt. I don’t easily get stress with work, or my nail salon business, but there’s no greater stress when I feel like I’m failing as a mother.
My husband will assure me that I’m not and I’m the best mother, but still, I always feel guilty.

This is a part of my convo with husband a few days ago when I was making dramarama because I was so overwhelmed.

But the good thing about myself is I always recognized my own depression and I try my best to get out of it by taking action. The only thing we can control is our mind. The negative emotions – sadness, guilt, stress, worry, pain – are something we cannot avoid but how we let them affect us is something we can control. We can always wallow in pity and sadness why not! It’s nice to think being a victim, right? But will that solved our issue? I don’t think so.

So I would rather find a solution to my issues or change my mindset to make me happy. You already know that life is too short for dramas right?

I will wrap it up now. I just want to update you guys that I am still alive. Watch out for the launch of The Wealthy Pinay. I’m so excited!!!


Lyn Joy




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WIN a MIDEA Multi-cooker!

I’m partnering with Midea Gulf and giving everyone a chance to win this functional MIDEA multi-cooker.
I cooked rice and baked a chocolate cake using my own Midea multi-cooker.
You can stew meat dishes, baked breads and slow cook meals which are amazing!
I honestly think this is a very good appliance considering its price and I’m happy that I can share this product with you.
As you know me, I hate complicated instructions so I am making this giveaway very simple:
* Like my Facebook post here.
* Share a photo on the Facebook comment section of what comes to mind when you think of HOME.
* Please include hashtag #ImHome in your entry.
And that’s it! Of course, I would appreciate if you can share the post and like Midea Gulf and Filipina Expat pages but it’s not required to join.
Winners will be announced on 4th November, Saturday.
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What Makes You Feel At Home?

I prepared congee last Friday because I am missing it again. If you don’t know, it is my number one comfort food and my most favorite dish in the whole wide world.

I could have Congee or Lugaw every day, as in 365 days a year. Sounds exaggerated I know, but after having a small eatery that served congee as a family business before, I would always eat it every single day without fail.

When we closed our eatery, my mom would continue to cook this dish from time to time together with her other specialties.

And it’s not just my mother, my dad is also a cook by heart and profession and I was always amazed at how he could whip up a dish with whatever ingredients we had available inside our fridge and pantry. On my 7th birthday, my dad baked 7 cakes for me. I will never forget that.

I maybe a full grown-up woman now and have my own family, but I still long for my parents’ cooking as I always associate it with our home and my happy childhood. Whenever we go to the Philippines, instead of having list of activities to do, I have a list of food to eat. And my mom will willingly and lovingly cook everything  for me.

– Adobong talaba
– Guinataang langka
– Ginisang sayote
– Tatampal
– Alimango
– Sinigang na buto-buto ng baboy

The list goes on and on.

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