Lifestyle

This is the part of my blog where I will be posting anything related to working as an OFW in Thailand, food, inspirations and LIFE in general. 

42K Asics Relay Thailand, My First Mini-marathon ever!

Hello, guys! So, this is the big day I’ve been preparing for the previous month. I have recorded each day for 4 weeks of my training in preparation for my first 10.5K run. If you follow my running stories, I’ve previously joined my first 5K and 7K run in Bangkok....

Mini-marathon Four-Week Training: Week 4 is the Last Week!

Welcome to week 4 of training!   I couldn’t believe I reached this point. My mini-marathon is on Saturday night. Sure, I’m excited but at the same time nervous. It'll be my first ever 10.5K mini-marathon.  I only wish that my body will be ready physically. Hopefully,...

Braces Finally Taken Off!

After 1 year and 5 months with my braces on, it was finally taken off in September. I am writing this article to formally end my posts-with-braces stories. I wrote my first post about it, 5 Reasons Why It’s Not Too Late to Have Braces in your Twenty’s. And the profile...

Mini-marathon Four-Week Training: Week 3 Journal

Hola! It’s week 3 of training! Week 2 was a success in my opinion. Despite the minor surgery, I was still able to reach my goal of 6- 7kms a few times. If you noticed, time isn’t really very important for me at the moment in this training. My goal is to run 10.5k...

Mini-marathon Four-Week Training: Week 2 Journal

Welcome to Week 2 of Training!  My first week wasn’t as good as I hoped it would be. I'm learning that training is not a joke. It involves discipline, hard work, and effective time management. I am a working progress every day. Week 2 Journal Monday: One thing I’ve...

My First Surgery Experience in Bangkok at Sukhumvit Hospital

Hey guys!   Disclaimer: Just so you know, this isn’t my usual good-times kind of a post. It’s not about my travels and certainly not about something exciting. I’m warning you that there'll be disturbing photos of the inside of my mouth so if you don't feel like...

My First Running Award in Thailand

Last April, I joined my first ever 5K run in Thailand. Then, I decided to join another one. So I did some research online about runs and marathon that I can book in Bangkok. It's very interesting that marathons in Thailand are like online shopping. There are tons of...

My First 5K Run in Thailand and the Story Behind it

Lifestyle Change Something that I should tell you guys beforehand is how my life has become more active these past months. If you read my previous posts, I wrote about my desire of losing weight. I said three months to lose weight but obviously, my first attempt was a...

How to Get OEC (Balik-Manggagawa) in Cebu City

If you are an Overseas Filipino Worker planning on taking a holiday trip or visiting your family in the Philippines, then you have to think ahead and prepare for what POEA will require from you before allowing you to leave the country again. What is OEC? OEC (Overseas...

How to Move On After Losing a Loved One?

Hola you all! I believed it has been weeks since my last post. This one is only to update you guys that I am still here. I have not left my blog. I just needed time which I'm positive that you all understand. I am back in Thailand now, back to work. The first week...

My Reflections on my Big Brother’s Death

The past 2 weeks were the most difficult weeks of my life. Losing a family member at a young age was something I never imagined especially that he was only a year older than me. Everything happened quickly; from hearing the news, booking a ticket home, sorting out the...

12 Ways to Practice Minimalism in Your Life

I recently posted an article about how and why I follow the principle of minimalism in my life. After watching the documentary entitled Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things, I have gained more insights and it made my belief stronger. In addition to...

My Practice of Minimalism Because “Less is More”

I can’t believe that I have been following the principle of minimalism for years without really intending to do so. It all started when I was cleaning and organizing my clothes in my closet but discovered that there are no spaces for it. In order to solve the problem,...

10 Tips to Avoid Overspending When Shopping

Overspending is a common problem why people can’t start saving especially when clothes shopping. This is particularly true for women who strive to look pretty and feel comfortable with the clothes they wear. I, myself have challenges overspending when shopping...

My 3-Month Weight Loss Project

Before I explain the title further, I’ll just show you guys some pictures. For a span of 4 months, my weight has increased from 50 kgs to now 54, going 55 kgs. I am now at my heaviest weight I have ever been my entire life. My Weight Story The highest weight I got was...

How to Shop Clothes Cheaply in Bangkok

  Last weekend, me and my cousins went shopping in Ramkhamheng Street for cheap clothes. Ramkhanheng is where we usually go to buy clothes aside from Pratunam. It's not far from where we are, Pridi Banomyong. We can take Bus No. 40 or Bus No. 7 to reach Big C...

UPDATE: My Alopecia Story

Good News I received a good news from my Doctor yesterday. If you haven’t read my first post about my disease, Alopecia, I was diagnosed with it since May this year and I have been taking oral medications and injections though those are not a guaranteed treatment....

Counting My Blessings on my Birthday!

August is my birth month and before September 1st comes which will also be my brother's birthday, I would like to make a list of all the blessings I have received on this year. I feel that this year in my life was very special because I was able to make some...

My Alopecia Story at Twenty-Something Years Old

This is a post I thought about a lot of times before deciding to share it on my blog. But then, I made this blog to share my ups and downs in my travel, financial journey, and everyday life. This is definitely one of my downs this year and this deserves to be an open...

Application of Non B Visa in Vientiane, Laos

This is a continuation of my visa and work permit series while working in Thailand. If you haven't read my previous posts, I was laid off from my previous school. Luckily, after few months I found a new job. This change of job also entails new requirements and...

How to Cancel Work Permit and Non-B Visa in Thailand

As part of my changing employers in Thailand, it also means that I have to cancel my work permit and visa from my previous employer so I can apply a new one. This is how I did mine as of this date. However, be reminded that every so often the laws and regulations...

4 Steps to Follow in Taking the TOIEC Test in Bangkok

If you want to start working legally in Thailand, you will need to have your Non-B visa and Work Permit. Before acquiring these, one of the requirements being asked, especially if you’ll be working in schools, will be your TOIEC Test result. TOIEC or Test of English...

5 Things I learned from Years of Living in Thailand

This post was supposed to be my first ever blog post if I pursued blogging in 2014. I wrote this and saved it on my email. So now that I have my blog after 3 years, I am proud to share this with you. I have been living in Thailand for 3 years now. Looking back, I...

Welcome to iraonherdreams.com!

WELCOME to my first blog and thank you for visiting! The main reason I created this blog is to share my experiences about life in general, travel plans and mini vacations and my journey to be financially independent. These are my TOP dreams at the moment and so I want...

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