About Me

“Life is what you make of it…”

Hi! And thanks for dropping by. In case you’re wondering —

AM……………………… called Jane by friends (family call me something else)

HAVE…………………. a hubby, 4 kids, 5 dogs, numerous wonderful friends

LOVE………………….. yoga/gym, blogging, dancing, reading, surfing the net

LISTEN TO………… smooth jazz, 70s/80s, classical music

HATE………………….. cooking

AFRAID OF………… flying (believe it or not)

READ…………………… biographies, nonfiction books, self-help, psychology, health books

TRAVELED TO….. most of SEA, Korea, large part of Europe, Canada, USA

LIVED HERE……… in Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao

LIVED ABROAD… in the USA, Korea & Indonesia

FOR FUN …………… auditioned & got into an all-American cast in a grad school variety show

ALMOST……………. died (this explains my blog title)

SAW…………………… a UFO (yes, and I was not the only one who did at that time!)

WORKED…………… like hell for almost 20 years

RESIGNED………… to become a SAHM (Stay-At-Home-Mom)

NOW…………………..WAHM (Work-At-Home-Mom) it is!

WANT TO………….. do things that I have always dreamed of but never got around to doing.

My thoughts, memories, dreams, fears, passion, are all within the pages of this blog for my loved ones — and for you, my dear readers.

Life is precious and we only have ONE. Let us live it fully, led by Divine inspiration — to make an impact on others and be a catalyst for something better.

Here’s to LIFE!


40 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. lou agravante
    Apr 25, 2007 @ 23:37:54

    Hi Jane,

    wow ! you’re really a wonderful writer, keep soaring !



    • Cindy
      Nov 02, 2009 @ 22:51:47

      I am trying to find out more about Carmello Cortez. My husband received a rose petal. Does he have a webpage? Please share what you know.
      I loved reading your imformation page. We have 4 children and 4 dogs. : )


  2. Jane
    Apr 25, 2007 @ 23:47:42

    My dear Lou! I am so, so happy you dropped by my blog. Now I know your email address, I can contact you directly. Let’s keep in touch! I kinda miss having you and Bella around to chat with….

    Cyberspace brings us all so much closer than we can achieve physically, which is another reason I made this blog…to reach out to friends in different corners of the world…

    Drop by my site often and let me know how things are over at your end too!


  3. VANJ
    Apr 27, 2007 @ 23:34:05

    Hi, Jane — Nice reading your blogs. It’s the techno version of that old book we kept at cag where anyone can write just about anything. Keep on blogging………….


  4. Jane
    Apr 28, 2007 @ 10:39:22

    Wow, Vanj! Thanks for reminding me of that CAG scrapbook we used to have. Come to think of it….WHAT EVER HAPPENED TO THAT ONE? I wish someone kept it and in one of our reunions, we can flip through the pages and laugh over our private jokes once again….hahahaha. Glad to have had you drop by my blog. Let’s keep in touch!


  5. junanteola
    Jun 03, 2007 @ 11:30:13

    Jane, thanks for dropping by my blog and letting me know of your presence. You’ll be seeing me here more often, too — I’m loving this site!



  6. Jane
    Jun 03, 2007 @ 14:37:21

    **Jun** – ditto!


  7. junanteola
    Jun 08, 2007 @ 00:56:15

    i thought you might like to read this blog, http://randomguru.wordpress.com/


  8. Jane
    Jun 08, 2007 @ 08:06:52

    **Jun** – ooh you’re so thoughtful. thanks for the site link. i went to it and already bookmarked it.


  9. dresdendoll
    Jul 01, 2007 @ 05:16:27

    Hey Mom. I’ve made an account here too. Hopefully a more mature blog than my personal livejournal one.

    Jane: Hi there, my Dresden doll. Nice to see you’ve found a home in WP too. Happy blogging!


  10. Wellness
    Aug 08, 2007 @ 05:27:07


    I was surfing the web and i saw this site, pretty cool.
    Currently im running and adult site:Wellness
    k, just want to say hi πŸ™‚
    Can i link you from my site? im looking for quality content like yours. If no let me know if i can add u in exchange for a montly fee or something.


  11. alou villanueva
    Aug 10, 2007 @ 16:01:19

    Hi Jane!

    Wow what a great blog site this is now. I love visiting and reading you blogs it keeps me inspired to update mine which I haven’t done for a long time (shame on me). I hope you can teach me how to add widgets heck to maximize my blog site πŸ™‚

    Thanks Jane hope to hear from you soon πŸ™‚

    – alou

    Jane: Hi Alou! Miss you na! Ohhh, thank you so much for your kind words. I am inspired all the more to keep blogging. And of course, I can teach you about these widgets thingies. Email me what you want to do (though I can’t promise I always know the answers, hehe). πŸ™‚


  12. gaga
    Sep 29, 2007 @ 16:47:46

    To Ms Jane: Cheers to your 2nd life!

    To Others: Life is short, dont make it shorter!

    Jane: Thank you and thanks for dropping by! πŸ™‚


  13. finch
    Dec 03, 2007 @ 17:03:38

    i heart to hear your UFO post :)Lol
    btw why do you hate flying ?

    Jane: It is a phobia I got from scary, traumatic experiences during flights when I was younger. But that’s another story…


  14. frank
    Feb 28, 2008 @ 09:51:27

    Hi Jane,

    I like your site, it’s very interesting. You are an amzing writer. I envy you for that…hehehe

    Enjoy life.

    Jane: Thank you so much, Frank, from the bottom of my heart. Your words spur me to continue blogging and putting into words everything about life that I can share with the world. Have a wonderful life yourself! πŸ™‚


  15. bibomedia
    Mar 05, 2008 @ 02:09:50



  16. Kathleen
    Mar 28, 2008 @ 08:57:08

    Jane! Hugs! Mwah!

    So great to find your blog! Now I have to read it all!

    Happy Easter!



    Jane: Kathleen! How wonderful to have you drop by. Please keep in touch. I miss you much already!


  17. toyski
    Jun 23, 2008 @ 12:05:16

    just dropping by…

    Jane: So nice of you to drop by! πŸ™‚


  18. Maggie
    Jun 25, 2008 @ 16:32:19

    Hi Based on your writings I know you’re a good person…thanks for sharing your experiences. Godbless…

    Jane: Oh that is so sweet. Thank you so much, Maggie! πŸ™‚


  19. Micamyx
    Jul 10, 2008 @ 18:10:52

    Hello Ms. Jane πŸ™‚

    Can I have your personal email address? I have something to send to you sana πŸ™‚


  20. Kathleen Burkhalter
    Jul 18, 2008 @ 05:42:52


    I added your blog to the one’s listed on my site. I do love your blog. It makes me miss Manila. We’ll be there sooner rather than later. Just went to the Wharton reunion. Will send you the photos tomorrow. Are you on Facebook? They are posted there. Look for me as Kathleen Burkhalter. Love, Kathleen

    Jane: My dearest Kathleen, I miss you much. Please look me up when you come to Manila (and I hope that is very soon!). Let’s catch up on the years we were apart!


  21. Nicely
    Aug 22, 2008 @ 07:17:19

    Nice meeting you @ the Belo Bloggers, Ms. Jane.

    Jane: Likewise, Nice! πŸ™‚


  22. yolynne
    Oct 19, 2008 @ 12:20:45

    I love your blog.. so full of wit and sincerity =) Will surely come back to read more and add you to my blogroll.

    Keep on Sharing and God Bless!


    Jane: Yolynn, thank you so much for the encouragement and for dropping by. God bless you too!


  23. Marbon
    Nov 18, 2008 @ 05:19:12

    Hi jane,

    I notice you have a lot of queries regarding kefir. Just to let you know, we are the one producing cultured pure kefir in our home town in Bukidnon. I have it shipped by air every other day. Any need arises, you can contact me at 4408987, 0915-9281982 or email: kefirpower.marbon@gmail.com…. I’m so grateful through this product our family has changed so many KEFIR ADVOCATES’ lives. Their testimony of being healthy and getting healed of illnesses, gave us more strength to reach out for a healthy life and well-being of others… As a member of the Kefir Family, I strongly campaign for Wellness and Longevity the Natural Simple Way!


  24. bundawulan
    Dec 02, 2008 @ 16:14:33

    Hi….i love your blog, truly inspiring. I am new with blogging, still alot to learn. Am wondering if you can help me with widgets and everything. Thx alot


  25. seth
    Mar 21, 2009 @ 19:16:19

    Hi Jane,

    Your blogs are so inspiring. Please continue you good work.


    @Seth: Thank you. I am so blessed by your words of encouragement πŸ™‚


  26. K.C.
    Mar 22, 2009 @ 23:17:06

    Wishing you all the best things in life. Cheers Ms. Jane!

    @KC: Wishing you the best too. Hope we meet again.


  27. Pinay MegaMom
    Apr 10, 2009 @ 13:41:56

    It was lovely to meet you earlier this week at the EB with Keng. Learned quite a bit (plurk?) and was encouraged to finally start yoga.
    I am so glad to have had the chance to attend that EB and meet all the other wonderful mom bloggers out there. I hope to make more time for these in the future.
    See you again!
    P.S. My uncle Tito A. (from SGV) remembers you. Even mentioned that you attended Wharton in Philly. πŸ™‚


  28. phoebe
    Jun 03, 2009 @ 20:45:52

    hello po! I just stumbled into your blog and it’s been a habit to visit since then:) I’m still new at blogging and being a wife as well:) Your blog is so inspiring and very informative,too! Looking forward to reading more of your posts:)
    take care!

    @phoebe – Hello! I’m glad you stumbled on my blog. Thank you for the kind words, you’re so sweet. I hope to continue putting out posts that help and make my readers feel good. Continue blogging. There is a growing community of wife/mommy bloggers around. πŸ™‚


  29. Poklay
    Jun 27, 2009 @ 00:34:19

    hi, jane! i came across your site. it’s my first time to browse through someone’s blog πŸ™‚ you share interesting info to your friends online. like the others, i’ll surely visit your blog/site often. are you a teacher? πŸ™‚

    cheers & sweet dreams,

    @Christine-Welcome to my blog! I am happy you find it interesting. No, I’m not a teacher. Do I write like one? πŸ™‚


  30. stephaniefrancisco
    Nov 07, 2009 @ 16:42:16

    hello there.. I accidentally bumped into your blog while i was browsing the net.. Its be 3 days since i 1st dropped by.. and now i visit your site everytime im online.

    I love your blog.. Truly inspiring. I’ve just met one of what I may call mentors in the blogging industry. And I bet you got lots of fans checking out your site to be updated with your latest articles i believe.

    I will be coming back and will definitely read more of your posts.

    Thank you for the inspiring stories.

    @Stephanie – Warmest greetings and thank you so much for coming to visit! Your words of encouragement truly encourage me to continue blogging. Please continue blogging your thoughts and experiences. It is blogs that bring the world closer to each other and show how truly human we are. Live, love and laugh…


  31. ikeng
    Dec 27, 2009 @ 16:46:14

    Hi Jane,
    it’s my first time to browse your blog and i find it so inspiring..keep up the good work.

    @ikeng – Hi there. Thank you for visiting and I am glad you like it. Your words are very inspiring and I hope to keep blogging to share my thoughts with you all. Happy holidays!


  32. mark
    Feb 10, 2010 @ 16:35:50

    you have a craft in writing.. keep it up.. saw your blog when i searched for benjamin button quotable quotes.. my friend told me I am like him, and I got curious..

    cheers to you..

    @Mark – Awww, thank you *blush*. This will push me to try to write even better. Oh, in what way do you think did he mean you are like Benjamin Button? πŸ™‚



  33. Shina
    Feb 25, 2010 @ 11:26:30

    cheers to herestolife πŸ˜€ Proud and Sexy Momma, Yogajane πŸ˜€

    @Shina – Hi Shina. It was such a pleasure to meet you. Hope we see each other again soon.


  34. rhyan
    Mar 01, 2010 @ 22:32:46

    hello jane,

    met you at cafe romulo last week with british council..

    do you have a facebook? hehehe its kinda easy for me to update on FB πŸ™‚ if you want you can add me, my email add is dire_hose@yahoo.com

    one of our member just made a new blogspot its http://www.meanddirehusi.blogspot.com

    and our old bolgspot is http://www.direhusi.blogspot.com πŸ™‚

    till again,

    blessings; rhyan


  35. bong daza
    Mar 12, 2010 @ 03:58:15

    hi jane. it was great to have met a pinay whartonian na besides chram, matalino, matinik, magaling at maganda pa!! apat na m!! πŸ™‚

    thanks for coming yesterday.. i was trying to look for you infacebook.. my biggest addiction.. wala ka pala.. anyway i shall try to follow your blogs thru this site..
    if you wanna giive me some other tips on blogs- kasi am very new to this blogging thing- please let me know..

    thanks, ingat and god bless

    bong daza

    @bong – Thank you for the kind words and for stopping by my blog. It was nice meeting you. Keep on blogging. Some things are not taught. Your passion for blogging will take care of it.


  36. followmytrainofthoughts
    Mar 22, 2010 @ 18:07:15

    Hi Jane,

    I’m a 21 yr old girl from Singapore who happened to come across your blog and by chance is starting off her career as an an accountant too. I must say that your entries are very inspiring. It motivates me to continue to learn and grow whenever i see a woman figure who is both successful in her career and at home. πŸ™‚ Keep in Touch!

    @Netti – Hello! I wish you all the best in your career as well as on your whole life ahead. Make the most of it!


  37. VoiceFromThe Past
    Apr 21, 2010 @ 12:58:35

    Hi Jane,

    This is a voice from the past! I was a former SGVian, left for US to go to graduate school and has been living in Northern California. I finally caught up with you, all because of yoga. Constant back pain forces me to practice yoga. It has alleviated my pain and I am now a true believer of the physical aspect of it.

    Keep in touch. Do you have a personal email account?

    Warm Regards,

    @Teresa – Oh wow. This is amazing. I will email you privately. Please give me your full name to jog my memory banks. I’d love to hear how yoga has eased your pain. It’s a story fit to share on my yoga blog :The Yogini from Manila (http://yoginimla.wordpress.com)


  38. Jesse Canono
    Oct 21, 2010 @ 17:47:19

    Hi Jane! Finally I was able to visit your blog. I also have site at wordpress although I don’t update it that often. It covers sports that I love doing.

    Nice to read some of the comment too, like that one about the CAG logbook!


  39. NonoyDel
    Apr 20, 2011 @ 14:13:38

    Hi Jane,

    We had used portions of the 60th Anniversary vid we saw on YouTube for an enrichment we gave for WWME couples and had wondered whom to ask permission from (hope we don’t land in prison for copyright infringement) and thank for for it. It was just appropriately warm for our talk; the production and the people in it. Anyway, we’re confessing to you hoping for a lighter sentence. This is some site you have, good writing, interesting variety, highly culture while plainly simple, and much more..
    Please relay our apologies to C2 and cousin for using without permission their video and also thank them for us. Our couples really loved it. Guess we’ll be regulars here from now on. Keep it up


    @NonoyDel – Thank you for visiting my blog. I am just happy that the amateur video of my girl and her cousin somehow inspired other married couples. That was just a compilation of family videos. Your words inspire me to be an even better blogger. I do try to keep all my blogs positive, family-appropriate and values-centered. God bless you.


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