• Blogging,  special post

    Goodbye my friends…👋

    No joke. I will still blog but I’m taking a quick break. But here’s a question. You blog because…? Me? I need it. Although you might not always find me in my blog because I get caught up on the latest “it thing” (insert: Tiktok @ jessicaelarsen) but I will always return to blogging. Since I’m a…

  • Blogging,  musing

    A “very” short post

    I’ve recently been suck into the vortex of social media *cough* Instagram and lost my sight of blogging. The thought of blogging feels heavy and tedious, but all it takes is reading few comments and fun post and I’m back! I’ll still roam YouTube and Instagram though 😉

  • Blogging,  News

    I’ll be out in a while

    As much as I love blogging, life happens. I’ll still be reading blog but I have tons of stuff I must do this January, scheduling post is not an option for me because I enjoy personal interaction. I will go back to regular blogging in February, so I’ll be out in a while.

  • Blogging

    New year fever

    How was your new year? Did you watch the sunrise before going to bed? I did, and it was tormenting. The light penetrated my brain so painfully because I drank too much champagne. Not to mention, I feel sickly because all the fatty christmas food seemed to have lowered my otherwise strong immune system. Which is why…

  • Blogging

    Cleaning up my closet

    I have no idea why, but I recently noticed that my WordPress reader isn’t showing post from many of my favorite bloggers. It’s really hard for me to go and click on “manage following” only to find out if they check if they posted an update. Anyone else noticing this in their WordPress feed? And because of…

  • Blogging,  random

    Afraid of #13

    Jessica e larsen Guestbook

    Finally I’m done upgrading my website after so much headache. But once I hit publish, I found out that I have exactly 13 pages! I don’t really believe that any number is more lucky than others, but just because I believe in “better safe than sorry” I took precaution and create a new page. A guestbook page.…

  • awards,  Blogging


    Ribana from https://popsiclesociety.com nominated me for this award about a month ago. Yes, I’m so mysterious I’m receiving this award for the third time. Hehehe! 😈 Thanks for this Ribby! 3 things about me #1: I’m a very vengeful person. One time when I was about 5. I tossed an ant to my mouth because it bit…

  • awards,  Blogging

    Me? Random? Ha!

    randomness award

    …Maybe. I think I am. Although I don’t post everything, I don’t have rules when to post what, so I think that’s pretty random. This Randomness Award is thanks to Jyoti, a sweet girl from India who blogs about her thoughts at https://jyoticorner.home.blog. Jyoti Questions: 1: Which is your favorite book and name it’s author. I want…

  • awards,  Blogging,  Writing

    Where it began…

    I started blogging around the summer of 2003… WordPress was still a baby then, but I no longer have access to that blog which I actually emptied before abandoning it. Yeah… My blog back then was created to relieve my homesickness and share my life outside the country which was why I called it “Abroad Life”. But…

  • awards

    Random Acts of Kindness Award!

    I love the name of this award. It makes me feel like I’m doing something good for humanity (at less I hope I do). My ever honest and straightforward friend / favorite blogger, Huguette nominated me and for that, you have my heartfelt thanks Hug! Kindly visit Huguette’s blog at https://huguetteantoun.com/ Award rules: Thank the person nominating…