31 on 31!

I woke up feeling a lil’ bit older today. Oh wait, I am! Today is like any other Wednesday for me except that I add another year to my age. Though I don’t really care about age & I’m not a big fan of celebrating my own birthday, I find myself writing annual birthday posts.

So here are 31 random thoughts and things about me.

  1. 31st birthday on the 31st of the month. Cool!
  2. I don’t feel like I’m 31, I feel like 21 except with kids and more responsibility. IDK why I feel this, maybe coz I feel stronger & better compared to 10 years ago? 🙂
  3. I like staying home and taking care of my kids, though it’s tiring and draining at times. Being a SAHM is not a walk in the park though it is a luxury.
  4. I don’t really want any material things but if there’s something I’m saving up for it’s travel. My goal is for family & I to travel at least once a year. It doesn’t matter where as long as we’ve never been–locally or elsewhere.
  5. All I want for my birthday is for my family to have good health because really health is wealth. Bawal magkasakit!
  6. I wish for my kids to finish school and for us to be able to send them to good schools until college.
  7. I like our cozy little home but a bigger closet or an extra room would also be nice.
  8. Most of my wants have been trumped over by my needs.
  9. I’ve come to accept my being a Tita of Manila. Now time to buy a Tita fan.
  10. I’m not good with socialising–small talks in particular–and I blame my being an introvert for it.
  11. I’m no longer guilty of spending time away from my kids once in a while. Me-time has become my way of taking care of myself–I feel better & less crankier–which in return help me take better care of my kids.
  12. I thought getting into the fitness wagon last year was just a phase. Now I cannot imagine not working out for a week.
  13. She sells sea shells by the sea shore. The only tongue twister I recite whenever I need to relax my jaw and loosen my tongue because I’m bulol like that.
  14. Money can’t buy happiness, but it can pave way for it–you need money to facilitate activities (like eating, going to the beach, etc.) that can make you happy. Just like money can’t buy class, but it can help if you use it to enroll yourself to etiquette class. Makes sense?
  15. I’m often mistaken as a snob but in reality, I’m just painfully shy.
  16. If it’s not gonna matter in 5 years, don’t spend more than 5 minutes upset by it.
  17. Frank Ocean put it best: Don’t confuse my personality with my attitude. My personality is who I am, and my attitude depends on who you are. Which brings me to…
  18. Hate rude people. People who think they’re better than others mostly because they’re affluent or are just plain rude.
  19. Every time I shower, I pray that no earthquake would strike ‘coz I’m afraid I’d be stuck in a rubble naked. Forever fear ko to!
  20. I no longer compare myself to others. Kinda old enough to know that my greatest competition is myself.
  21. Not having all I want is totally okay, as long as I have all I need–family, home, Internet LOL, food. Yes food!
  22. I like spicy food.
  23. I spend money on food. Safe to say I like grocery shopping a lot! So I make sure I’m not hungry so I won’t put everything I see in my cart.
  24. I’m a poly reader. I’m currently reading 3 books–Harry Potter and The Cursed Child by JK Rowling, Silver Bay by Jojo Moyes & The Wedding by Nicolas Spark. I just finished After You by Jojo Moyes & The Choice by Nicolas Spark.
  25. I used to love riding rollercoasters and other adrenaline-inducing rides but ever since I gave birth, I find it difficult to enjoy–I’ve got vertigo to blame.
  26. I really want to get a tattoo but I’m still half-hearted about it because I still don’t have a design in mind.
  27. I miss having a baby but I think I’m done with sleepless nights, nursing, frequent nappy changing. But if another baby comes, I would be thrilled. As they say, third time’s a charm.
  28. My love language is Words of Affirmation. Words are more valuable than material things for me but ironically I love giving gifts to the people I care about.
  29. I cannot give up chocolates and rice. Rice is life. Char! But if you let me choose between rice or bread, team bread ako!
  30. I love my kids so much, I am willing to die for them. I always thought this is very melodramatic but as a mom this is a statement that holds true.
  31. I owe everything to the Almighty God. Forever grateful for the life he has given me and the people he has surrounded me with.


To more years celebrating with these people!



  1. Ellaine Ruth Reyes-Uy Wan says

    Happy Birthday Ms. Jackie! 😀 The baby starter kit that I won from you (http://gojackiego.com/beginnings-baby-at-the-grand-baby-fair/) have been very useful not only to my bunso but also to a friend’s third baby girl (!!!) and an abandoned baby (but already adopted by sister-in-law’s girlfriend’s family. The mother left the baby daw sa manghihilot after giving birth. 🙁 ) Anyway, thank you again and may God bless you and your family! ♥

  2. Jenn says

    “My love language is Words of Affirmation. Words are more valuable than material things for me but ironically I love giving gifts to the people I care about.”

    Same here! Hahaha!

    Happy birthday, Jackie! I wish I’d look half as fab as you are when I’m 31! :)))

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