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On Dreams, Reality, and Marriage

On Dreams and Reality

It has been a month already since I have been slacking off on some of our 2021 goals. I don’t know but I feel like I am somebody new. I am the kind of woman who will do whatever it takes to get those goals but right now, I am really feeling sluggish.

And I feel like I am back to zero again.

I know you may be thinking, ‘You’ve done this and that, it’s okay. Don’t say that.’

While I appreciate it, let me just be what I wanna be now. I just wanna process what’s on my mind with the hopes of getting back on track.

I feel like there’s a big wall again in front of me, just taking me off the path again. But what’s good here is that I know that there’s something hindering me to move forward.

Autonomy maybe? Procrastination? Not really sure.

On Marriage

I must have been very blessed because I married a man so true to his words. Until now!

Ryan has been a very responsible, bubbly, and supportive head of the family. I couldn’t think of anyone else aside from him whom I wanna spend the rest of my life with.

We had a couple of misunderstandings but still, my love tank is full and I couldn’t complain really because I know I am with the best.

And in return, I really wanna be the best wife for him.

Camping Cavite Travel

Camping Experience at Driftwoods Sports Park in Indang

Are you looking for a cold place to go camping together with your family and friends without the hassle of climbing mountains? Camping at Driftwoods Sports Park in Indang is the perfect spot for us city dwellers! Plus, Driftwoods is 15 minutes away from Tagaytay!

It’s January 2, 2021 and before we start hustling again at work, in business, and in life, Ryan and I decided to go on a quick getaway here in the South.

What I love with this getaway is that we actually don’t have an itinerary.

We just went out but made sure we bring our camping necessities for this trip.


  • Camping Tent/s
  • Pillows and kumot
  • Jackets
  • Food
  • Solar panel, lights (Ryan loves this so much!)
  • Extension wires
  • Food

TIP: I suggest you get a bag for camping necessities or in our case a storage box that we just place in our trunk para kung gusto man gumala na walang destination, at least you have these essentials.


It’s been two months since we went driving around Cavite with only ‘Tara, let’s go kahit saaan!!’ in mind. Haha! We brought camping essentials because we wanna camp anywhere instead of checking in an inn or hotel.

We also brought with us our little Tummy (our rescue dog) and we want him to enjoy nature.

After roaming around the highways of Cavite, we went to Pantihan Falls in Maragondon. And after an hour or two basking in this falls, we looked for a place to stay.

And there we saw Driftwoods. We immediately called the place and good thing they are quick to answer our call!

Tent Pitching: P350 per person

Super best spot because the place is animal friendly! Our super Tummy is happy!

We actually didn’t expect much but when we arrived in the area, we were so happy! This is the perfect camping area for families talaga!

What we love about the Driftwoods Indang:

  1. Clean
  2. With clean bathrooms/restrooms
  3. Big grassy area
  4. Well-maintained camping areas
  5. Kind employees

We arrived at around 4PM in the afternoon and there’s one employee who went to us asking if they need our help. Such a sweet gesture. 🙂

Actually, we had some trouble looking for space because we loved the areas a lot! We don’t know where to pitch! Haha!

Good thing before it went dark, we have already pitched our tent. Our little tummy started running around. So happy to see her running around, parang super free sya and super happy!

Here are some of our pictures.

We got up at around 6:30 in the morning and before we packed up, we roamed around the park, and we had so much fun looking at all the greens!

Driftwoods Sports Park Details:

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Mobile Number: 0917 516 6797
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Pia’s Thoughts

This is for me the best part of our two-day getaway! Ryan and I, together with our little Tummy enjoyed our camping so much. Are we going back? Yes, of course! We’ll bring our family and friends too!

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January 2021 Goals

Hello, January 2021!

Can’t believe we already waved goodbye to the longest year of our lives, 2020! Indeed there are a lot to thank God for last year.

  • For keeping us safe
  • For all the growth that was brought about by the pandemic
  • For the restored relationships
  • For the marriage with my husband
  • ..and a lot more.

This month, I wanna focus in my focus word EXECUTION. Sabi nga, kapag may kailangang gawin at pwede namang gawin now na, gawin na.

It’s true that if we procrastinating a lot, we will move on very slowly and may miss a lot of opportunities along the way.



  • Read Atomic Habits
  • Watch Productivity videos


  • Cook good food for our family
  • Travel to a place Ryan and I have never been
  • Baby #1
  • Visit Mama often
  • Write top VIP list


  • Resign from Sunlife
  • Resign from fulltime Work


  • Complete Alltreats website
  • Open Shop #1 – S
  • Open Shop #2 – W
  • Open Shop #3 – TBH
  • Create Ecommerce System
  • Hira VA for Ecomm
  • Ukay Okay
  • Apartment


Long list, right? Haha! That’s why I will be needing a lot of time management and prayers this month. Hopefully I’ll achieve a number of items for this month.

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2021 Goals


I am claiming that this is the Year of Execution, Bravery, and Follow-Through.

Ever since I started working, I knew I have a problem with execution, bravery, and follow-through. And this year, I know I have to face them in order to reach my/our bold goals this year.

EXECUTION. I am a good planner. I know exactly what I want and how to do it but I know I lack strategy under the execution part. That’s why I really wanna progress more in this area and wanna do my best to execute the ideas and plans that I have in mind and in writing.

BRAVERY. For some, they think I am bold and brave enough to jump into something I don’t know but I really want. But honestly, I am not that brave, and I sometimes catch myself thinking about what might happen if I do this and that. So this year, I wanna focus more on this word – to be brave to do what I really want.

FOLLOW-THROUGH. The third and last word for 2021 is FOLLOW-THROUGH. Honestly, I think I can do the ‘execution’ and ‘bravery’ but I know it will be tough with this word, FOLLOW-THROUGH. As I said, I know what I want and I know how to get them. But I lack with follow-through. I usually forget the next steps that I need to do in order to move forward, or sometimes I am so lazy to look back, follow through, and check if I am in the right track.

I always wanna do this.. Writing yearly goals but this time I wanna incorporate these three powerful words to achieve our goals this year.


2021 Goals


This year we are praying that ecommerce will be for us so my goal is to have a system for our ecommerce shops.


I think this is the goal that I have been writing every year and I get so frustrated each year as well with this. I know the websites that I am handling have a lot of potential and I wanna make the most out of it.


Ryan and I will be celebrating our 2nd wedding monthsary next month and a lot has happened already! I can say that I am truly blessed to have a caring husband like him. He will always be my best ‘YES’.


This year, I wanna focus more on my VIP relationships with people that I value the most. Made a list of my VIP relationships that I wanna nurture and give my time and effort. I always believe that quality goes above quantity.


Our goal is to have a number of passive income today that will help us retire early in the future. That’s why we wanna start our Real Estate Investment today.


Right now, our only passive income are these blogs and I wanna increase the monthly passive income that we are getting.

7. BABY #1

Yes!! Baby #1! They said no one’s gonna be prepared for anything including having a baby but this excites me the most!


Praying that my family will always stay healthy especially during this pandemic.


We are planning to complete our emergency fund as soon as possible! Hope to complete 5 months worth of our monthly expenses.


Praying for this!

How about you? What’s your goals for this year?


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December 2020 Goals

Happy first day of December! Can’t believe it is actually the last month of the year already.

In general, I think I can say that we had an unbelievably rough 2020. COVID-19, quarantines, economy went down, loss of loved ones, and many more.

But still, I am grateful that there were a couple of silver linings this year that I personally encountered – new found skills brought about the pandemic, accidentally found our ‘Tummy’ along the road, work-from-home, two months stay in the province, and many other things to mention.

Above all, this is the month that I’ll be marrying the love of my life who came unexpectedly last year. Hihi.

Trying to stick with my goals starting July 2020 and I am happy to say that I am on track despite the late postings. Hehe.

2020 Faith Goals

So enough with the introduction, here are my December 2020 Goals.

Personal Goals

1. Complete Ecommerce and FB Ads Training

2. Social Media Marketing Training

3. Dye hair..again

4. Loss 2 kilos

Side Hustle Goals

1. 5 Blogs for Piathought and Visit Manila

2. Marketing plan for TBC

3. Complete Alltreats website

Relationship Goals

1.. Get married this month!

2. Celebration with family in Manila

3. Gala with Bai and Ericka

Bucket List

1.. Camping by the beach

2. Bonfire in a cold place with s’mores and hotdogs

Pia’s Thoughts

This is the last month of the year and I promise to bid 2020 with smile and laughter with people close to my heart. Still, I wanna thank God for giving me chances to see this world in a new light.

A chance to grow

A chance to mend whatever that is broken

A chance to learn to be happier

A chance to be more mindful and to practice self-awareness

A chance to know what God has still in store for me in this world.

Happy December 2020, everyone! Let’s congratulate ourselves for making it this far. Hopefully, there will be vaccine already in the next months and that we can live like it used to be in this world.

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October 2020 Highlights – Best month so far!

Hi everyone! It was just the other day when the wifi connection here in the province was fixed because of Bagyong Ulysses. I tried to write in Agro Sports Complex in Daet, Camarines Norte where it has been our ‘second office’ (LOL), but nah, I haven’t written anything this month other than my November 2020 goals.

So, here are just some updates for my October 2020!


  • Travel safely to Camarines Norte – This is the very first time and Ryan and I went home to Camarines Norte with our Merlin (our secondhand Innova), which means this is our first time to try long drive! I am so happy to say that I drove from SLEX to Quezon! Then Atimonan to Lucena. But then, we couldn’t pass Lucena because it rained so hard the night before, and the flood is just so high even big trucks can’t pass. Good thing we found another route but took us around 21 hours in total to get home! Plus, it was really an adventure because there’s a part where we passed by the shore! As in we drove in the sand! Grabe. And then, we passed by the forests of Quezon. We always thought it’s the ‘Wrong way’. Haha! But still, thank God for keeping us safe allthrough out our journey!
  • Celebrate Ryan’s birthday – We had a simple celebration, we bought samgyupsal and ate our heart out. hehe! We also went to Rizal to celebrate Kuya Boboy and Ryan’s birthday together with Bibi (Ryan’s sister) and Richard (Bibi’s partner).
  • Fix our Financial Spreadsheet – Good thing we are now on track again!
  • Ryan to get his driver’s license – Ryan got his driver’s license! Finally!
  • Pia to finish Practical Driving Course – Yes! So happy to say that I finished my driving course with flying colors. LOL.
  • Pia to get her Student Driving Permit – Finally! I can drive peacefully. Hahaha!
  • Save an additional P30,000 for our Emergency Funds – Saved 15,000 pesos instead this month. Not bad!
  • Lose another 2 kilos – The opposite happened. We were in quarantine for two weeks here in the province and we don’t have a choice (we had pala lol) but to eat a lot, plus rice! So, the 2 kilos I lost in Cavite for 1 month, went back for only two weeks. Sad!


  • Validation Strategy for Sunlife – Sadly, I wasn’t able to follow this.
  • 5 blogs on Visit Manila – and this.
  • P30,000 profit for Alltreats – and this.. because we went home to the province.


  • Breakfast/s with Mama – had a few breakfasts with Mama!
  • Gala with Diones sibs – went to a farm in Bars, Rizal with t
  • Cook more for Ryan – Yes! Cooked vegetable dishes more this month before going home to the province.


  • Camping at the beach – We didn’t camp at the beach but we camped in the mountain!
  • Try driving in EDSA (LOL) – Can’t believe I did this! Yes!

Pia’s Thoughts

I can say that I had a very fruitful October 2020!

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November 2020 Goals

I know it’s November 29 already and I only have until tomorrow to post this! Haha. But still, better late than never as I promised myself to keep track of the goals I wanna achieve every month.

My November ’20 goals, which were also written on my Trello account, are actually just very straightforward and simple as I want to take slow on things and enjoy our life here in Camarines Norte.

November 2020 Goals

  1. File Marriage Certificate
  2. Visit 3 Municipalities in Camarines Norte
  3. Make a life project tracker

If you are a constant reader (hello, friend! Let me know if you are reading this. hehe), you would know that I wanna keep track of my life as a whole. I wanna write everything down as much as possible because I am one forgetful lady. Haha! Praying for more consistency in this part though.

That’s it my loves! Below are my 2020 goals per month and my highlights since July ’20. How about you? How do you keep track of your goals and memories?

2020 Faith Goals

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October 2020 Goals

I know I am 14 days late in posting my October Goals but still, better late than never!

Can’t believe we are now down to the last three months of 2020. There are so many ups and downs this year but still thankful because our family is safe and healthy — which is the main goal this year.

This July, I try to write here the goals I wanna achieve per month and what happened to those goals. In case you wanna see my blogs, here is it:

2020 Faith Goals

Praying to continue this monthly goals and highlights. Wish me luck! Hehe.



  • Travel safely to Camarines Norte
  • Celebrate Ryan’s birthday
  • Fix our Financial Spreadsheet
  • Ryan to get his driver’s license
  • Pia to finish Practical Driving Course
  • Pia to get her Student Driving Permit
  • Save an additional P30,000 for our Emergency Funds
  • Lose another 2 kilos


  • Validation Strategy for Sunlife
  • 5 blogs on Visit Manila
  • P30,000 profit for Alltreats


  • Breakfast/s with Mama
  • Gala with Diones sibs
  • Cook more for Ryan


  • Camping at the beach
  • Try driving in EDSA (LOL)

Pia’s Thoughts

After months of writing my goals and bucket lists, I feel like I am somehow managing my year. But of course there are goals that we nee to bid goodbye to and there are goals that we need to focus on.

Let’s go, October!

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September 2020: Goals Update & Highlights

September has been a bit quick for me.

Half of my September was spent in quarantine. Although I’m okay with it, being quarantined for one month is no joke. There are times that I just wanna break out and cry. But of course, the stronger self dominated the scene.

Here are just some of the things I did last September 2020.

September 2020 Goals Update

These are the goals that I listed on my September 2020 Goals.

1 Celebrated our first anniversary

We are not really counting months and are not particular with the date but last September, we celebrated inside the house with a samgyupsal set. Ryan also bought me a mountain bike and I bought him a nice gaming chair as well. Our lunch date was pretty simple yet memorable.

2 More self-love – Exercise, diet, and skincare

Mid last month, Ryan and I started to say goodbye to carbs, specifically rice! While Ryan’s weight significantly decreased, mine is a bit slow worker. Maybe I should add more exercise. I also tried a new skincare set with Derma Natufian brand. So far, so good!

3 Pass the driving school exam and save P10,000 for Practical Driving Course

Before September ended, I finally took the Driving School’s exam for theoretical driving course (I passed, 1 take!) and got my certificate for Student’s permit! I can now drive!

September 2020 Bucket List

These are also some of the bucket list that I wrote for September 2020.

1 Date with Ryan in a secluded place

We had two dates last September! One is in Tagaytay and the other is at the beach! Hope to post it here soon!

2 Be more creative – draw, paint, write

I think I have done this because last September 2020, I have written more! September is actually the month this 2020 wherein I wrote a lot! I also had one blog collaboration with pay. Hehe! Can’t believe I wrote 7 blogs last September. Kaya naman pala!

3 Lose 2 kgs

Because of our no rice challenge, I got 1 kilo less in my system! Haha. Small number but I am so happy already! My heaviest is 58kgs. And when we started, I was about 56.80, as I remembered correctly.

Other September 2020 Highlights

Drive Days

Ryan and I bought our Merlin (Innova) last July and we were so excited to drive — however, we got sick. So I am really happy that we get to drive near our place.

Finally COVID-19 FREE

After 1 one month of battling Covid-19, I am now fully recovered! Aside from the gratefulness of my recovery, I am happy that Mama and Evond (my nephew) weren’t infected by the virus.

Please read if you wanna know the story: I Got Positive with COVID-19. Here’s My Story.

Bike Days

We had so much fun biking! It was also the first time for me to bike in the highway. While I was really nervous plus Ryan keeps on teasing me, I am still so happy! FREEDOM!

Pia’s Thoughts

September has been filled with so much activities that I felt the month quickly just passed by! Happy still that I get to try so many new things this month. Yey!

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To The One I Love

I have difficulties in putting my thoughts to words simply because you will always be more than the wonderful words I could ever write.

Love, I would like to thank you for our fruitful first year.

Guess it’s really a fruitful one if both are ready for the relationship.

But for me, I would like to thank you more for handling ‘us’ carefully and at the same time, joyfully. (kahit lagi mo akong kinukulit at iniinis.)

Our first travel together. I remember praying to God on my first Batanes travel na kung sino ang makakasama ko sa susunod na Batanes ko, yun na ang the one! Haha!

Thank you for waking me up every morning with kisses and hugs — even if this annoys me at all times because I still wanna sleep.

Thank you for making up to me whenever you feel that I am tired of all the chores already. Your simple way of washing the dishes or cooking lunch really makes my heart burst with gratefulness.

In times of misunderstandings, thank you for your hugs which clearly reminds me always that it’s not about the you versus me. It’s about the problem versus us.

Thank you for your wide perspective in life and for being open-minded with things I cannot fully understand.

You are my stopper.

My guide when I am getting pissed with small things, and my reminder to let go of the things I can’t control.

Thank you too for protecting me to anyone, anyone who hurts me, or would wanna hurt me. I saw this with my naked eyes and ears of how your love protects me. For that, thank you, my love.

Love, thank you that for the first time in my life, I feel that finally, finally someone came along who is more than willing to love me for who I am and what I can do.

Thank you because since I met you, I learned to love myself more, forgive myself more, be gentle with my self more, and be the best version of myself more to love you and the people around me even more.

This blog will never be enough to tell the world how I love to love you.

Really, thank you for coming to my life.

I am excited for the days to come with you by my side. Thank you for all the everyday laughter, for all the hugs, and for all our jumps whenever something exciting is coming — from grab food delivery to our Merlin and to many other things and achievements.

I love you.