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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Working on a new project

Hello! Hello!

Today is my husband’s birthday and since I have no gift, I instead posted a message of love on his private Facebook account which I rarely do because I hate PDA (public display of affection) even if it’s online.
I would like to think he really like my gift 🙂

We had dinner at Kimchee by Shogun and I invited few friends to join as well.

It’s been a while since I wrote something because I am super duper busy working on a major project! Super major because I know this is life-changing for me and for all the people who will be touched by it.


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The day I told my son that Tooth Fairy and Santa are not real

It’s just normal that first-time parents (specially moms) would go great lengths for their children to have the best childhood ever.
That includes making sure that their kids will have yearly gifts from Santa Claus and treats from Tooth Fairy.

And my son is no exception.
When he was younger, I took great lengths to make Santa as believable as possible.
And he indeed believed.
Totally believed that he would even defend Santa’s existence to his classmates.

I always thought I am a clever parent.

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What if they don’t get you?

My husband is a realist and traditionalist.

He believes in working honestly then receive your salary at the end of the month. Salary can go to the bank or put into low or medium-risk investments.
A steady and safe way to increase your savings.
He wants to build a a family home, buy a family car and retire comfortably when it’s time to retire.

He thinks sensibly and logically.

And then he married me.

If you have been reading my blog for a few years now, you know that I am far from trying to fit-in.
I’m a rebel with a cause.
I’m a dreamer, risk-taker, live-your-life to the fullest kind of gal.

As they said, I have my finger in too many pies.  Continue reading →

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So many things to do, so little time

So many things to do, so little time – is this the story of your life?

I’m in the stage right now where I want to do a lot of things all at the same time and fast!

These are just some of the things I am planning/trying to work on:
– Finish the modules for my Wealthy Pinay bootcamp
– Trying to figure out if I really want to proceed with the Wealthy Pinay bootcamp
– Planning for our Georgia trip this December
– Thinking if we should really go to Georgia this December
– Monetize this blog (and resisting it)
– Focus on Slian Nails and update the business plan and marketing strategies
– Plan the kids’ lunchbox menu for the full month so I don’t have to think everyday
– Do their reviewers at least once a week
– Organize my closet and throw/give away stuff that I don’t need
– Enroll the kids to swimming lessons, guitar lessons, ballet, karate…

I could go on and on but you get the drift. I want to do all these and more yet just thinking about it makes me tired. Continue reading →

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My birthday 2017

First time to spend my birthday away from family and I was down for a few days just thinking about it. I needed to attend a company meeting for 3 days and stay in the hotel for 2 nights.

Last time I had to attend similar event, I asked Gibson and kids to stay with me but since it’s school day now so it’s not an option.

I know I’m getting so dramatic because I’m still in Dubai and I will just be away for 2 nights but still…

Anyways, I was welcomed by a nice room with a great view, some flowers and cakes. I stayed in Le Royal Meridien several times and this is one of the hotels I love.

My Birthday 2017
My Birthday 2017
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