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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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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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The Memorable August 2020

I am trying to blog all my monthly goals and life updates every month HERE since my memory fails me every time. Hehe.

And this month is indeed a month to remember. Last July and August, I prayed and thank God because still, family, friends, and I are safe from COVID 19.

However, this August, I got sick and yes, I am COVID 19 positive. Will talk about it more in a separate blog post.

Here are some of the updates for my August goals.


You may check my full blog post for August in this LINK.

  1. Double sales from last month for Alltreats – We only got around 25% comparing to our July sales. Sad but we only operated for the first 10 days of the month last August. We got really sick last month.
  2. Complete papers for our CamNorte tasks – We haven’t processed anything this month.
  3. Apply for online lecture so that I can get my student driver license – DONE! Got to attend the seminar last August 15 – 16. Will process my exam this month.

August 2020 Bucket List Update

  1. Visit a beach – been craving for some vitamin sea lately – Of course, this didn’t happen.
  2. Dye my hair – YES!!! Finally dyed my hair with Ryan’s help. Hehe
  3. Focus on my daily day and night skincare routine – Nope.
  4. Try out the daily 5-minute journal – First 10 days only.
  5. More self-care this month – I can say yes to this.
  6. 1 blog per week – Nope.
  7. Send gifts to closest family and friends – Nope because we got sick. Hope to do this this month.
  8. Start minimalism – Nope.
  9. Plant more veggies – Nope but we’re happy with our vegetable garden now!

Other Significant Things that Happened in August 2020

  1. I am Covid 19 positive.
  2. Ryan is now a very good driver! Love it!
  3. I am happy to say that Ryan is a very caring partner. We got closer emotionally because of what happened to us.
  4. Our veggies have grown bigger! We are now ready to harvest our pechay!

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November 2018 Life Recap

It’s been months since I last wrote here.

I miss those times when I would just write all the things that happened to me including small but significant ones. And I really hope that I will be able to write consistently here just like before.

Looking back, I remembered why I started a blog.
1. Because I love to write
2. To document my life because I tend to forget things easily and to record all the good and not-so-good memories

Read also: Pia’s Life Bucket List

So, let me start with my awesome November 2018 recap.

1.FLEX Program (Foundations of Leadership Excellence)

I think this is one of the best investments I did for myself in my 27 years of existence. Thankful to my supervisor during my Ayala Land days, Martin Arranz, for helping and pushing me to join this program. I really can’t thank him enough.

If you wanna know yourself more and would like to raise their level of self-awareness, I strongly suggest you take this two-day program of OCCI in Ortigas. This is the first step in their Leadership trilogy program with the goal of transforming the understanding of yourself, your relationships, and creating joy in your life.

They are also offering the same program in Visayas and Mindanao. Please check their website at

2. ALC Program (Advanced Leadership Program)

After the Flex (Foundations of Leadership Excellence), I decided to take the next step of the program which is the ALC (Advanced Leadership Program). Here, because the level of self-awareness was heightened in the FLEX, I have been more aware of my fears.

This is actually the best program I had so far. Thanks to Martin again. I can never attend this program in the same month if not because of him.

Without this program, I would not know strangers who I now consider a family. I missed them already!

I learned that it is possible to break free from our past and live life to the fullest with joy and love.

3. Met Ruffa Mae in Shopee HQ

I’m never into any artisas. Local or international. But hindi ko papalagpasin ‘to! Gow, gow, gow! Haha!

If you’re a close friend of mine, I love impersonating Ruffa Mae. I find laughter in the air whenever I impersonate her with her gow gow gow and todo na tohhhhh! Haha! So when she went to the office I made sure that I’ll get to have a selfie with her. I also did a gow gow gow sample in front of her. Haha! She’s so pretty!

4. Visited

TravelBook will always have a special place in my heart. Last November I visited the TravelBook office and saw my ex-workmates! Hi, Ina!


5. Tagaytay Supposedly-Overnight with Mama

Promising myself to have one weekend dedicated only to my Mama, we went to Tagaytay to review a hotel, the Residence Inn. However, after a day of fun at the Ukay-ukay Hub and enjoying the night and cold wind while sipping Bulalo, she asked if we can just go home (even if we already checked in at the hotel).

Of course, I said yes. I want my Mama to have a peaceful sleep. We went home at around 11PM and arrived home at around 1AM. Haha! Great day still.

6. First Christmas with Shopee Philippines

I actually had hesitations in joining the Shopee PH Christmas Party because it was a holiday (November 30) but thinking that this is actually my first time made me go and party with my new friends at work! We had so much fun kahit na nagkasakit ako after. Haha!

Brand Acquisition Team

Go, Business Development!

7. Joy and Peace

I can tag myself as an overthinker. I tend to overthink just about everything but this month, I have experienced overthinking less than the usual. Haha! After FLEX and ALC, I have experience being more joyful and peace. And most of all, I was reminded that I need God in every area of my life.

How about you? How was your November 2018?


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