With Love –A. is my personal blog, my outlet whenever I feel like ranting or simply want to talk or write about random things. I’d been blogging for the past five years in Off the Wall, a review blog for books, movies and Asian series with a little mix of personal posts. I closed down the site after realizing I can no longer keep a niche blog. Not that I lost interest in writing but because I find myself wanting to write outside the box of my previous blog. I felt that the blog doesn’t suit my writing needs anymore thus the need to move to a new home. You may still visit the site here and see the reviews I made for the past years.

Hi, I’m Alona from the Philippines. I’m a nurse working in a call center for a decade and counting, an ISTJ though sometimes not so much, a bookworm who already gave up book hoarding (a little), and a proud mom to a beautiful little girl.

I stopped playing PC MMORPGS  because I don’t really have the time to do that anymore. I switched to mobile games.  I still occassionally watch Asian series but I don’t binge watch them anymore. I prefer seeing 2-3 episodes of a finished drama every once in a while or see an ongoing series. It’s different for American series though, I still binge watch them on Netflix. Aside from reading and my drama series addiction, I also like travelling and food.

I discovered my new found love for cooking and trying out new dishes I haven’t tried to cook. I like learning new recipes and I’d like to learn how to bake.

I am a little girl with a big heart with so much love to give. I’m set in a journey of strengthening my faith and fulfilling what my heart truly desires with my growing family.


I started having a word every year in 2013 but it wasn’t until 2014 wherein I officially joined the bandwagon of One Word in 365 days. In 2016 my word is Blessed. They say a child is always a blessing and with the birth of my daughter comes the birth of my word.


My word for 2017 came in early. I usually steer clear of powerful words because the challenges it brings are beyond me. I didn’t hesitate when this word came to me. It was only at the start of the year when I realized how powerful this word is. My constant prayer these days is for God to let me choose joy in His name. I believe that your word will come when you need it and I knew that is the word I need for this year even if it’s that difficult.


When my word for 2018 came in early, I was afraid to go with it. It took me awhile to finally accept that this word is what I need for 2018. My word the previous year traumatized me in using another big word for the following year because most easy words are actually difficult to maintain and achieve until I read about upon Jared Latigo’s post regarding why courage requires fear.

Know more about my One Word here.

 Feel free to journey with me and leave a message or comment if you want to.
See you around!


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