THAT TIME


This photo taken back 6 years ago. Back when the only color I know is black – from my teased hair to thick eyeshadow up to my shirt either band tee or not as long as it is black. That time when I’m utterly depressed. That time when I prefer to be alone. That time when I feel that I’m inadequate of my worth. That time when I  hated the world. That time when I was in darkness. But those times had ended when the Lord God lead me out of that darkness into his wonderful light. From black to bright. From depress to joyous. From alone to being loved. From inadequate to adequate. From hatred to acceptance.

“The old has gone the new has come”.

2 Corinthians 5:17

IMPORTING BLOGGER POST TO WORDPRESS

It’s been more than a year when I immediately packed my bags, move to WordPress and gave up my fashion blog Istaylista(you may want to read the post here why I moved from Blogger to WordPress). Although, it’s a hard decision for me, I didn’t regret anything at all. Frankly, I enjoyed using WordPress and even met bloggers around the world. BUT, I had this thought that I still want to retain all my posts from Blogger and transfer them to WordPress. But how?? I had to figure it out myself how to do that without any stress. 

Ok let us all get to the point here. Presumably, some might have already known these steps but I am sharing these to all who are planning on moving from Blogger to WordPress like what I did. Just follow these 6 easy steps.

  1. Log In to your Blogger Account.
  2. On left side of your Blogger Dashboard, go to Settings > Other.
  3. In the Import, Back Up secton, click “Back up Content”. A small tab will appear indicating a button says “Save to your Computer”.
  4. After saving the Back up Content, log in your WordPress Account.
  5. Go to Settings(left side of My Site section) > Import
  6. Choose Blogger as importer and upload the Back up Content you saved.

And viola! All your Blogger post have migrated to WordPress. You’ll notice that from my 44 entries, it went up to 114. I was overjoyed that I can finally share my 2011- 2013 post to y’all. You can check them if you want to.

Migrating from Blogger to WordPress isn’t difficult right? I hope that the steps I’ve shared helped you out to make the move you want. 

💛

Lin

 

GETTING TO KNOW YOU

This was originally posted by one of the blogger I am following, Pink for Days by Chiela(Hi there Cheila). I asked her if I can get permission to write similar to blog post she wrote here although she indicate on her post that we can share it to our blog but still I’ve asked. 

I participated on that post and I had opportunity to share Chiela more about me. I wanted to do the same with my readers as I would love to know more about them by answering the questions below.

Rules:

  • These questions should be answered in the comment section. But if you think that it’s too personal, you can answer privately send thru my email: linfranciarios@gmail.com.
  • You can answer them as topics or do a small text.
  • You can skip the ones you don’t want to answer.
  • You can think of this as a tag and do the same on your blog, to get to know your readers!!

So here goes the questions:

  1. What is your first name?
  2. Do you have a middle name?
  3. Can you tell me your age and birthday?
  4. Where in the world are you?
  5. What is your maternal language? What language do you speak at home? Do you speak any other languages?
  6. Are you married? If so, how many years? Did you have a big wedding?
  7. Are you single? Do you have a boyfriend? if so, how many years have you been together?
  8. Are you a mom or dad? How many babes do you have? Can you tell me their first names or nicknames and ages?
  9. What do you do for a living?
  10. What did you study in University? Did you attend?
  11. What’s your favorite book?
  12. What’s your favorite movie?
  13. What is your favorite band or artist?
  14. What is your favorite food?
  15. Do you have any hobbies?
  16. What sports/activities do you practice?
  17. Do you have any pets? Can you tell me their names?
  18. What time is it for you right now?
  19. Why do you blog?
  20. What do you love about blogging? Is there something you don’t like?

Here’s my answer in response with the questions so you’ll know more about me:

  1. What is your first name? – RONALYN – it’s actually my Dad and Mom’s combination name – RONALDO & JOCELYN 😄
  2. Do you have a middle name? Yes. It’s – – Francia
  3. Can you tell me your age and birthday? – I’m on my late 20s and my birthday is on 6th of December
  4. Where in the world are you? – I am from Philippines but currently residing in Papua New Guinea
  5. What is your maternal language? What language do you speak at home? Do you speak any other languages? – I speak our main language which is Filipino(Tagalog) and English too. But I want to learn Korean & Japanese language
  6. Are you married? If so, how many years? Did you have a big wedding? -No
  7. Are you single? Do you have a boyfriend? if so, how many years have you been together? – I am single, ready to mingle, bahahaha
  8. Are you a mom or dad? How many babies do you have? Can you tell me their first names or nicknames and ages? -No
  9. What do you do for a living? – I am working as Service Corporate Manager 3 years now
  10. What did you study in University? Did you attend? – I took BS. Business Management
  11. What’s your favorite book? What’s your favorite book?  – I’m not really into reading books(novel, fiction, romance, etc) but I can tell you that I love to read the Bible
  12. What’s your favorite movie? – I don’t have a specific favorite movie. I love watching movies means I have so many favorites, Lord of the Rings trilogy, the Hobbit trilogy, Marvel, The Mortal Instrument, & Disney Movies
  13. What is your favorite band or artist? – Paramore, The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, 30 Seconds to Mars – Jared Leto, Incubus, Avril Lavigne, Bullet for my Valentine, Backstreet Boys, NSYNC – Justin Timberlake
  14. What is your favorite food? – Japanese Food, Burger, Pasta, Pizza, Tofu & Seafoods 🍝🍣🍢 🍔
  15. Do you have any hobbies? Sleeping? Hahaha. But I can say Blogging 😃
  16. What sports/activities do you practice? – Haha, I am not sporty but I love watching Basketball 🏀⛹🏻
  17. Do you have any pets? Can you tell me their names? – I had before and his name is Maro. But unfortunately, he died when I went home to Philippines last year. He’s a Cat 😿
  18. What time is it for you right now? Time to find love? Haha jk it’s 7:30 PM
  19. Why do you blog? – “Cause for me, blogging is my escape on sharing my thoughts and my love for cats, photography, fashion & traveling 
  20. What do you love about blogging? Is there something you don’t like? -What I love about blogging is you get to meet people around the world. They communicate by liking and get to react with your post. 

And additional, facts about me: 

  • I was a Hip Hop dancer when I was in High School. I was member of Now Girls Allowed dance crew. Oh my, I miss dancing, I’ll do this sometime. 
  • I know also most of the Disney songs.
  • I know how to do nail art

To all my readers, It would be great and I’ll definitely appreciate if you participate in this Get-to-know-you-questions. I want to know more about YOU who has been reading and interacting here in Crazy Cat Lady’s Diaries despite I’m not posting regularly. You’re all my inspiration to write more here on blog. Thank you to y’all

💛

Lin

WHAT I REALLY WANTED TO BE?

Have you come to the point that you ask yourself what you wanted to be?

Yes, I am talking about your future self.

I remember back when I graduated in High School, I have to enroll for college – time to decide what course should I take. Honestly, I really don’t know what I really like, I don’t know what I wanted to be. I was undecided, I was unsure.

My dad wants me to take BS Education so I can be a future teacher so I just complied with my Dad just to make him happy. He accompanied me during the enrollment. We inquire at the registrar what the requirements are. Unfortunately, the required average to take that course should be at least 85% of average grade which I failed to acquire. I saw from my Dad’s eyes the frustration. I was guilty, if only I studied hard, if only or should at least be that so-called-good-daughter.

Long story short, I end up taking BS Criminology for a year and did not finish it due to our financial problem so I started working at the age of 17. Just to share with y’all, I’ve worked in different companies – Electrical Company, Government and Clothing Line.

Right now, I am working for almost 5 years as Service Corporate Manager – well thanks that I survived this work in spite of the stress I get everyday. But is this what I really want?

It took time for me to realize what I really wanted to be. I want to be a VISUAL MERCHANDISER of a known clothing brand. In the past few years, I discovered myself that FASHION is my PASSION. I want to showcase my talent, I want to dress up a mannequin, just like a memory from my childhood how I dress up my Barbie.

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Photo Credits to the owner

I still keep asking myself, “Is there any possibility or any chance to be a Visual Merchandiser?” I hope so. Still crossing my fingers, hihi. But if this not happen in near future, just be happy and accept it. In reality, there are things that are not just mean to be.

I may not be what I wanted to be but I am happy and contented of what I am right now. That’s enough and I enjoyed everything. I am truly blessed that I have stable job and surviving every single day. I couldn’t ask for more.

Love,

Lin

LIFE LATELY VOL. 2

Well YOU probably wondering why I am not REALLY posting here on blog and even on FACEBOOK and IG. Strategy ko lang ‘yun para ma-miss niyo ko, bwahahahaha. TBH, I got tied up with work. Just imagine how I have been spending the weekdays(including Saturday) with work plus volunteering in our church as Teacher to Kids Ministry every Sunday. Very tight di ba? Result to procrastinating things – trying or attempting to write stories with you all but not finishing at all, haha. Although, I am committed with this kind of sched, I am very happy naman for what I am doing. I have to work hard ’cause I have plans in the future and I know that someday, I’ll get paid off.

So moving forward sa aking pagkabusy este to what I have been lately, let me just get this quick to tell you all what I’ve been up to.

While I was MIA aka missing in action, I got hooked up on watching Animes, playing Mario Run and listening to Backstreet Boys, NSYNC, Michelle Branch(most of the 90s music). I was like in nostalgia, and began reminiscing my childhood days. Nakaka-miss din kaya ‘yung noon. Kaya ayun, mej napabayaan ko ‘tong blog ko.

Ok, that’s all for now. Not gonna do a lengthy post, baka maubusan ko ng kwento, lol.

Signing off..


Love,

Lin

BULINLIN DIARIES 23.10.16


“All my bags are packed I’m ready to go ✈️”

Just a quick update with my blog(just for the sake of updating-haha). It is obvious with the above photo that I’m done packing all my things that I’ll bring to Philippines. I hope that I did not forget anything ’cause I am only allowed to bring 30kg suitcase and 7kg hand carry bag. I can tell you now that I AM REALLY EXCITED with my 1 month vacay 😁.

“5 DAYS NA LANG”

💛

Lin

BULINLIN DIARIES 08.10.16

Me a.k.a being random again. I was planning to post this since last week but I’ve never had a chance to blog. I just want to release/share some thoughts that I’ve had. I’ve been mixed emotions in the past few days. Have you been feeling the same way too? Probably some are. So I thought of sharing mine just to let go of these emotions.
FRUSTRATED. 2 weeks ago, I ordered some vape accessories and I spent Php 1000 just for the bands and drip tips including shipping fee. Right after getting the tracking number from the seller, I track the whereabouts of my parcel like I use to do. That was 3 days from the shipping date which is the estimated time of arrival when I tried checking my parcel again. The status shows as “hold” due to location cannot be found. Seriously? I can’t believe it. It is impossible not to find our house. We’ve been regularly receiving parcels from other courier without any hassle. Well I guess the delivery man was just too lazy to find our house? Me and my sister have tried contacting “this-known-courier”. I’ve been emailing the customer care several times and calling them but no response at all. They should’ve at least compensate for their pending deliveries. Until now I haven’t got the parcel yet but I am still crossing my fingers that I will receive it.

WORRIED. You’ll say I am weird if I tell you all that I am worried about losing weight. Yes, I lose about 7kgs and everybody noticed it. It’s just now I realized that I am losing weight. Look at this photo, not sure if you’ll notice it.


I am weighing 80kgs on the left photo and now down to 73kgs which is on the right. I was overweight at the age of 28. I have 3 reasons that I “think” why I am losing weight.  1. I know I’ve taken some food supplement or should I say protein shake that I take every morning and I’ve cut down my meals too. It was because I am obsessed on preparing our Bora Trip. 2. Or maybe I was just too stressed out at work? 3. It always comes to my mind that I might be sick that is why I am losing weight. Our family have a history of diabetes and I am afraid that I might have too. I hope it’s not. And that’s what I am worried about.

HAPPY. Have you heard about SPaCE? If you’re Lasallan especially from La Salle Benilde, you’ll know what is SPaCe(School of Professional and Continuing Education) I’ve got Invitation from Ms. Cecile(Programs Associate) that enrollment is still ongoing for Management Services for Non-Accounting Professional. I’ve been waiting this for long time. I did not expect that they’re still looking for enrollees. And guess what, the schedule suits me, meaning when I go for my vacation in Philippines, I can attend the class for 4 Saturdays. Yippe! And surprisingly, my Boss will pay the school fees. How lucky I am. I’ll post more details as soon as I finished the course. But for the meantime, I am filling out the admission form for them to reserve me a slot.


EXCITED. Few more weeks till I go for my Holiday Break. I’ve some plans and I’ve listed them all here. I can’t wait to spend time with the whole family. That’s all!

So how are you in the past few days? Well I hope everybody is doing fine.

Despite of the negative things happened at first, I know that there are good things that will surely happen. ‘Cause there is always a rainbow after the rain.

💛

Lin