Monthly Challenge

Week 22 Challenge: Stick to the budget

Know if I completed my challenge last week HERE!

As mentioned in my last life lately, I am already starting to be the breadwinner of the family since we already moved to our new house in Imus, Cavite. Still can’t believe! Woo!

Sigh (with a smile!).

I can still remember just wishing for a house but with all those negative thoughts telling me I can never purchase one.

But, God is indeed the God of surprises even though I am a sinner. He knew my heart desires and here we are right now, staying on our own house — even though I still have yearssss to pay for our loan. Haha.

Anyway, since my budget is really tight and I am now saving again (because nawala lahat dahil sa pagpapaayos ng bahay, ayoko na, charot!), my week’s challenge’s theme is ‘Stick to the budget’.

Here are my challenges for this week:

  • No eating out – Achieved
  • No other expenses aside from transportation – Achieved
  • Bring food for lunch and dinner – Failed (Naiwan ko baon ko nung Tuesday ata! :()
  • Open/Re-open savings account – Achieved (Reopened my Robinsons Bank Account)

I am positive that I can do this within the week!


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Week 21 Challenge | Back to blogging (2018)

Earlier today, I made some serious decisions in my blogging career.

If you don’t know yet, I have been blogging (inconsistently!!!) for around 10 years already. But every time I feel like someone is reading my posts, I quickly delete it all without even thinking twice. Oh yes! Hello, overthinking me!

However, 2014 came when I decided to get serious in blogging and first purchased a domain for this passion blog,

And then, the rest is history.

After months of blogging, I got exposed to different kinds of opportunities (hotel reviews, fam tours and many more) and lovely people which I gladly thank God for.

After I made a number of websites, I decided to focus on a new business blog,

As mentioned earlier, I made some big decisions for my blogs this year that I really have to stick. No turning back, Pia! Please!

Ever since I started blogging, my main goal is to make my websites one of the main sources of my passive income. Still clinging on to this goal because I know it’s possible! I actually got around $300 already from Google Adsense and some pesos and dollars for my affiliate marketing.

If I earned this amount without even exerting so much effort, what if I start to get serious again?


Maybe you already have an idea of my Week 20 Challenge!

This week, I will be focusing on content. I have already optimized and and will also check if I can still change the layout for

  1. 4 blog posts for
  2. 4 blog posts for

I already have a calendar for my posts and even a monthly KPI. Haha!

How can I complete this challenge?

Yes, 8 blogs for a week means crying buckets of tears for me. Haha! I know I have to juggle my full-time work and this side hustle if I want to see improvements already. But these are just some of the strategies I thought of to complete this challenge.

  1. Monday to Tuesday – Decide what to be written for all 8 blogs. Make an outline so everything will be easy to write. Start drafting the first four blogs while on the way to the office using Evernote. Complete the drafts while on the bus going home. Just write and write without thinking of the grammar, punctuations, and flow.
  2. Wednesday to Thursday – Recheck all 4 drafts and start editing photos in Canva. Make sure everything’s ready for posting before the day ends. Schedule posts for the current week. Start drafting the other 2 posts.
  3. Friday – Recheck the other 2 drafts and focus on completing everything together with the photos, links, etc. Schedule blogs for posting before the day ends.
  4. Saturday – Start drafting the last 2 posts together with the photos, links, etc.

I know this schedule is really tight but I hope I can follow this through. Will let you know if I succeed!


  1. 4 blog posts for
  2. 4 blog posts for


Although I was not able to complete the four articles on Visit Manila, I can still say that this challenge is successful! Never thought I could publish 9 articles in just one week!


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The Blog-A-Day Challenge

I guess it has been months already since I have been very active on social media. Part of it is because I am required to use Facebook and Messenger for work but after office hours, and even weekends, this has been consuming a lot of my hours which honestly has been affecting my life in general.

Although I want to shut my Facebook off, sad that I just really can’t because it is part of my job. What I did is I deleted my Facebook app on my phone and retained my messenger. This has been working good for quite some time already, thank God.

But still, those ‘Let me check my Facebook’ moments are still here of course! So, for me not to focus on Facebook, I’m giving myself the Blog-A-Day Challenge for 7 days.

The Blog-A-Day Challenge

Honestly, I still can’t overcome the fact that someone reads this blog (Hello to you!! Thank you!). And I am still shy about it. I even have a secret blog where I can just freely express what is in my heart freely without looking back at word 1. Glad that I have written my Ivory Coast Calatagan gala already without overthinking! Haha!

Also, just this recently, a rebuke from a good friend rings my mind often.

don’t stop writing. every great leader is a writer.

It hit me hard. Why do I write? Do I really need to be a perfect writer just to start writing again? What am I shy about?

And then I was reminded by one of the parables in the Bible which is the parable of talents. God gave us talents, why not use it for His glory?


The Only Rule

The only rule for this challenge is to just.. write freely. 

I have the freedom to write whatever God wants me to write.

If there is a revelation, write about it.

If there is an answered prayer, write about it.

If there is chaos in my mind, pray about it, then write.

If I loved the cafe I went to, write about it.


Hopefully, this challenge will not just stop after seven days but will serve as the start of a new habit. Cheer me guys! 🙂



  1. Day 1 – October 5, 2017
  2. Day 2 – October 6, 2017


FAIL – Wasn’t able to complete this because of my hectic schedule at work.