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Blog Party: Make Someone Smile Today!

Hello everyone! I am super thrilled to welcome everyone of you to my blog party! I’ve been waiting for this day ever since I made my announcement and now we’re finally doing this!

As much as I want my blog party to be like the previous one I had way back in 2017, I changed my mind and want this blog party to be meaningful and at the same time, fun! Just keep on reading and you’ll get what I’m saying!

Since most of us are still staying at home, we can skip the OOTD part as I suppose most of us are wearing home pajamas! But of course, it’s a party, so I should present some food! Here are some of my favorite Filipino dishes!

Now here are some desserts! Choose whatever you want! πŸ˜‰

Lastly, the drinks!


Grab your food and enjoy the party! You can also share what your favorite food is in the comments so that we would know!

This blog party is made for everyone: to meet other bloggers, read other blogs and of course, to make new blogging friends! So if ever you’re right exactly at this post, please don’t hesitate to comment down below and introduce yourself! Whatever your blogging niche is, you are welcome to the party!

You can comment or present yourself however you want, but please add an uplifting message for everyone at the end of your comment to make someone smile today! But if you’re clueless on how to do this, you can follow these guidelines:

  • Start of course, with your name!
  • Your blog and a brief introduction about your blog or what you write about. You might also want to add your blog link so it would be easier for others to visit!
  • Give at least a reason why you blog.
  • Your favorite food. Share it to us!
  • An uplifting message for everyone. Keep in mind the blog title, make someone smile today!

Of course, as the host, I will start off with my introduction and my message!

Hello everyone, I am Jirah Merizz! I blog over here at Writings by JM and I write mostly about lifestyle. Aside from that, I also write about adventures, books, mental health, my university experiences, spiritual journey and more! I blog because I really want to have an online space in the internet wherein I could share my life experiences, share some tips on how I overcame things and to inspire other people to just keep on writing.

My message to everyone: I don’t really know what you’re going through, but I’d like you to know that you are not alone. You will always have someone that cares for you and believes in you, so don’t be discouraged. Things are tough as they are now, but you will fight and get through it. And most importantly, you learn. Keep going! πŸ™‚


Go and comment now! Interact with other bloggers’ comments as well so it will be more fun! Don’t be shy or anything, just go drop a comment right now! πŸ™‚ I hope you meet new friends in here!

Credits to the rightful owners of the pictures presented above.

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306 Comments

  1. Hi everyone! Thanks for hosting this party Jirah! πŸ˜ŠπŸ’• My name is Maggie, and I blog over at Maggie & Fam, where I share personal and everyday life posts! http://maggieandfam.wordpress.com/ I love blogging to connect with other bloggers, share what I’m learning, and most of all, have fun! Well, my fave food is pepperoni pizza, but that Filipino food and smoothies look AMAZING πŸ˜πŸ˜‚πŸ’œ
    My message to everyone: don’t give up. Keep going. Let go of the past. It’s not over for you yet. ❀️ Struggles don’t last forever! Look for the good and I know you’ll find it πŸ™‚
    I’m so excited to get to know everyone better!

    1. Hi, Maggie! I’m so glad to see you here!! ❀️✨ Oh, I love pizza too!! 😍 Thank you so much, they really are my favorites! πŸ’•

      Thank you so much for that message!! 😊 I’m sure other people will also smile when they read it! πŸ’•βœ¨

      Have fun, Maggie! ❀️

      1. Thank you, I’m very happy to be here! πŸ˜„πŸ’œ Isn’t it amazing?? Haha I could eat it every day! I’m going to have to try those dishes in real life someday. πŸ˜‚
        You’re welcome! I hope they do πŸ’œ and thanks, I will!

        1. I really wish you could try them too!! Someday! πŸ˜‰β€οΈ

    2. Welcome to the party Maggie 😍

      1. Thank you! It’s nice to meet you πŸ™‚

    3. Hi Maggie ! such a beautiful message πŸ™‚ I also think there’s really nothing that can beat a pepperoni pizza. I hope you are staying safe during this weird time. Loving reading through your blog posts ! xo

      1. Hi Xandria! It’s nice to meet you <3 and thank you! πŸ™‚ Agreed, haha! Thanks, I appreciate it <3

    4. Hi Maggie! Nice to meet you 😊

      1. Hey Hope! It’s nice to meet you, too! πŸ™‚

    5. Hey Maggie πŸ™‚ Good to see you. Happy belated birthday. I hope you had a good one. Enjoy Jirahs party πŸ™‚

    6. Hi Maggie!
      It’s lovely to meet you ❀️

      1. Hello! It’s nice to meet you, too! πŸ™‚

    7. Hello Maggie!
      I loved your message… It’s truly such an essential reminder!
      I adore the aesthetic of your blog and Mr. Pineapple🍍 too haha!!

      1. Hi there, and thank you! <3 And aw yay! haha thanks! πŸ™‚

    8. Hi Maggie! I love pepperoni pizza too πŸ˜‰πŸ•.

      1. Hi! And yes! It’s amazing, haha <3

    9. Hi Maggie, nice to meet you! πŸ˜„ i love that message!

    10. Saumya Agrawal says:

      Hey Maggie! Thanks for the reminder to keep going! <3

      1. Hi Saumya! You’re very welcome! πŸ™‚ <3

  2. Ahh I love this, Jirah!!πŸ’“

    For those who do not know me, hiii!! My name is Rebekah and I started a blog called Questionable Tortoise Couture in August 2017 and have been blogging professionally since January 2018. QTC is a lifestyle site where I often post interviews, book reviews, and costume design/fashion. My favorite foods are hummus and Reese’s pb cups and I am currently obsessed with historical/period drama films like pride and prejudice and pirates of the caribbean! I’m suuuuper excited to meet some new bloggers so please do reply to this comment so we can strike up a convo!! πŸ€—πŸ€—

    1. Hi Rebekah!! Aah I’m learning the Pirates of the Caribbean theme on the piano right now and I love it so much πŸ˜‚πŸ’œ

      1. Hey Maggie!! It’s so great to hear from you!! Omg that’s so cool! I’d love to be able to learn the piano, but I just don’t have the patience πŸ˜‚

    2. Hi, Rebekah!!

      I am so glad you’re here! Thank you so much for coming! πŸ’— Yay, I personally love your blog!! 😍 It’s my first time hearing about hummus so I had to go search it up. It looks delicious! πŸ˜‹

      Have fun in the party, Rebekah! Enjoy! πŸ₯°

    3. Hi Rebekah, i like your name 😍, if you like Hummus, you should try stuffed grape leaves 😭😭😍..

      1. Aww, thank you so much! You’re so sweet! Ooh, I’ve never heard of them but they sound delicious 🀀

    4. Hi Rebekah! Welcome to the party. :> It’s nice to meet you. Pirates of the Caribbean is nice! I love Johnny Depp and his movies. <3 I've also watched Pride and Prejudice too. Haha

      1. Hi, Elle! I love your blog name – it’s absolutely perfect. πŸ˜‚ It’s nice to meet you, too! Thanks for the warm welcome. πŸ™‚ Ahh, yes! Such great movies with amazing actors πŸ™‚

        1. Thanks so much I appreciate it. ❀☺️☺️

    5. Hey Rebekah! So glad you joined! πŸ˜ŠπŸ’›

      1. Hi Hope! I’m so happy to be here πŸ€—

    6. Hi Rebekah, I also love Reese’s PB cups! It’s one of those things I always can’t forget to buy when I’m grocery shopping. Nice to meet you πŸ’–

      1. Hey Nath! It’s very nice to meet you! Haha, same πŸ˜‚They’re insanely delicious!

        1. It is! haha I love savoring every bite! πŸ˜…

    7. Hi Rebekah! You cant beat hummus and resses yum! Nice to meet you and have fun at Jirahs party πŸ™‚

    8. Heyy Rebekah!
      I love how unique your blog name is, I’m already intrigued
      Also costume design, books, fashion?! Sign me up! So excited to check out your blog!

    9. Hola, Bekah!
      (Do I still count as a new blogger friend hehe? πŸ˜‚)
      QTC rocks! 🌻
      Oh, ya, period dramas are exciting!
      I love reading books on history as well! *not a nerd lol*πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

    10. Oh girl, peanut butter cups are dangerous for me haha. Have you ever tried the homemade ones? I’ve done the little banana peanut butter sandwich thingys dipped in chocolate and πŸ˜±πŸ™ŒπŸ»πŸ™ŒπŸ».

    11. Nice to meet you Rebekah! I had hummus and pita bread chips yesterday and they were AMAZING! Pride and Prejudice is one of my comfort movies. I can’t wait to get lost in your blog :)))

    12. Hi Rebekah! Pride and Prejudice is my favorite book! I lost count how many times I watched the BBC series πŸ₯°

  3. Hi Maggie, Rebekah, Aseel, and Jirah! Thanks for hosting this awesome party Jirah by the way. What I like most about blogging are the learnings I get from each blog that I read and the feeling of interacting with different people and sharing views to each other. <3 Thanks Jirah for the food because my favorite food is Sinigang hahaha. I like those smoothies too.

    My message to everyone: What you feel is only temporary so drown yourself to it before letting it go. All will be well eventually so smile for your self and for everyone around you. Smiling at people at the very least has a different effect on their day. <3

    1. Hi Elle! I loved reading your message to the world πŸ’œ
      Could you provide a link to your current blog? I wasn’t able to find it through your profile link πŸ™‚

      1. Hi Maggie it’s so nice to meet you! <3 I'm sorry for the link maybe there was a problem. Here you go: https://ellesunpopularopinions.wordpress.com/

        1. It’s nice to meet you too! Oh okay! Thank you πŸ™‚

    2. Hi, Elle! You’re very much welcome! Thank you for attending! 😍 Oh, I love that about blogging too! πŸ’• And yeeeeees! Filipinos really LOVE Sinigang! πŸ˜πŸ˜‹

      Thank you so much for that message! It made me smile and gave me hope! πŸ₯°

      Have fun with the party, Elle! ✨

      1. Thanks Jirah! This is a good way to meet a lot of people. I’m excited! <3

    3. Hi Elle. I hope youre having fun at Jirahs party πŸ™‚ Learning from other blogs is one great thing about blogs. Its fun to meet people from all over the world πŸ™‚ Enjoy Jirahs party πŸ™‚

      1. Yes thats what I enjoy the most. Meeting people all over the world ☺️❀ Its so mice to meet you and I hope you have fun too Margaret!

    4. Hi Elle!
      I completely agree with you, that my favourite part about blogging as well, there’s really nothing better than sharing your ideas and learning from each other ✨
      Can’t wait to get to know you better πŸ™‚

      1. Ohhhh thanks!! It’s nice to meet you! I’ll go check on your blog! ❀😊

    5. Hi Elle!
      Your message is so true!
      I feel the difference if I just smile or fool myself into thinking that everything is normal and alright, even on bad days. πŸ™‚
      I’ll just go and look at your unpopular opinions! πŸ™ƒ

      1. Awwe thanks! It’s really important to stay honest to your self. ❀ I’ll go see your blog too.☺️

    6. Hi Elle! Nice to meet you πŸ₯°

      1. Hi Lu! It’s nice to meet you too and I am currently visiting your blog. :> <3

        1. Thank you, Ellie! πŸ’•I followed you and will be visiting your blog as soon as I greet everyone πŸ₯°πŸ’•

          1. No worries! Thank you! <3

          2. Great blog! I took your survey πŸ₯°πŸ˜‰. You might want to update your blog URL on your WP profile. It’s linked to a nonexistent account and it makes it more difficult to find you πŸ˜‰

          3. Omg thanks, I did not know! Haha. I’ll take your advice and heyyyy!! THANK U FOR PARTICIPATING <3 <3 <3

          4. It was my pleasure to participate and meet you all πŸ₯°πŸ’•

    7. Saumya Agrawal says:

      Hey Elle! You’re right! We get to learn so much from each other’s stories. Also, I’m glad you made the point of drowning oneself. I recently realised how important it to to feel every emotion.

      1. Thank you so much Saumya, I appreciate it. :> <3

        1. Saumya Agrawal says:

          You’re welcome! πŸ™‚

  4. Something went wrong my comment is incomplete πŸ™ Hello!!! My name is Elle and I’m a filipina too like Jirah and my blog is entitled Unpopular Opinions at https://ellesunpopularopinions.wordpress.com/ I blog about movies, and my journey though mindfulness. I also have random unpopular opinions it’s kind of my thing. I also have weekend specials entitled Weekend Fast Talks you can check it out and be a part of it. Haha

    1. Oh it’s okay! πŸ’• Thank you for clarifying it! ✨

      I’ve read some of your unpopular opinions when I visited your blog and I really love it! 😍

      1. Btw, I wanted you to know that you’ve been nominated on a Tag event entitled “10 of My Favorite Feelings” and I would love to read your blog about it and if not that’s totally okay too! Haha you can check it out on my blog. Thanks Jirah! ❀

    2. Hi Elle πŸ‘‹πŸΌ, love your blog title (Unpopular Opinions) its very unique 😍, and checked your post, I liked them too. Nice to meet you 😊

      1. Thank you so much! <3

  5. Hi, thank you Jirah for this party🎊😍, My name is Aseel and I blog about my digital drawing, & write some posts about it, I love art in all its shapes. I made this blog https://aseelart.gallery to be like a gallery for all my artwork πŸ–Ό, and of course to meet other bloggers and see other interests & different lifestyles, i’m still a beginner but i’m working on myself. My favorite dish is Stuffed Grape Leaves, I just can’t stop eating them.
    My message to others: is to always express yourself 😎, express your feelings, your passion & your interests in this life, it’s important to speak up and express something Unique in this world 🌍.
    I’m always interesting to meet new bloggers 😎😍.

    1. Hi, Aseel! I’m so glad you could make it! Welcome to the party! πŸŽ‰ You’re one of my blogging friends who blogs mainly about art, and I really love it! πŸ’—

      Wow, thank you so much for that message! I agree that we can always express ourselves in many different ways!! ❀️✨

      1. Its my first time Jirah to be in a blog party 🎈 🎊thank you for this opportunity😍

        1. You’re welcome! I really hope you enjoy interacting with others! ✨

    2. Hi Aseel! I would love to try your favorite dish too sometimes hmm haha. It sounds interesting. Welcome to the party and it’s so nice to meet you. <3

      1. Thank you Elle, nice meeting u too 😍

    3. Hi Aseel πŸ™‚ I hope you are enjoying Jirahs party. Stuffed grape leaves YUM!

    4. Hi Aseel, your blog sounds so interesting! I love art too but I’m not the best it haha so I love looking at other people’s work. So excited to check out your blog!

      1. Thank you Stylish Dreamer 😍😍

    5. Hi there! I love art. Nice to meet you πŸ₯°

    6. Hi Aseel!!! Wow, I’m loving your art 😍😍😍 It’s nice to meet you!

    7. Saumya Agrawal says:

      Such a lovely message Aseel. Express… Lately, I’ve started to express myself more and more.

  6. Hi everyone
    Thanks Jirah for inviting me to the party
    I am an 18 years old martial artist who loves Bruce Lee and I like to write thriller and drama stories
    I really love Jirah’s blog because it’s amazing
    Lastly , stay safe everyone and don’t forget to smile and stay positive cuz in the end
    It’ll all work out soon
    Love y’all!!!

    1. Hi, Mohamad!! I’m so happy you could make it! πŸ’•

      Thank you so much!!! I really love your blog too and of course your ongoing story, Shadows Among Us!

      Thank you for that message! Simple but very uplifting! 😍✨

      Have fun in the party, Mohamad!

      1. Thank you dear

    2. Hi Mohamad. It is a pleasure to meet you πŸ™‚ You are so right about Jirah she is one amazing person who has such a pure heart πŸ™‚

      1. Thank you dear
        Yes absolutely
        She is amazing and innovative

    3. Hi l Mohamad nice to meet you, so you’re an artist like me huh πŸ€” … amazing 😍😍😍 and even better material artist, can’t wait to check your work 😍

      1. Thank you dear
        I’ll make sure to drop a follow to your blog

    4. Hi there! I love all the culture behind martial arts. Nice to meet you πŸ₯°

      1. Thank you very much dear
        The pleasure is mine

        1. Thanks for visiting my blog and for all the love. I returned it πŸ˜‰

          1. You are most welcome
            Oh thanks dear
            Your support is much appreciated

  7. Oh I almost forgot about the food
    I love pizza and brownies and pancakes
    But I don’t eat them a lot cuz I don’t want to ruin my nutritional program
    Is there anyone else who also loves these foods as much as I do?

    1. YEEEES! I love pizza and pancakes! However for the brownies, I have to make sure if it contains peanuts because I’m allergic to it! πŸ˜…

      1. Awesome!!
        It’s a great party

    2. Hi Mohamad, I love pizzas too. Nice one! Welcome to the party.

      1. Thank you very much
        I’ll make sure to drop a follow to your blog

        1. Awwe, thanks. I followed you too. <3

    3. Hi Mohamad, I love brownies too! Especially if it’s a fudgy brownie!!! Nice to meet you!

      1. Thank dear
        The pleasure is all mine

  8. Hey everyone! It’s currently 1:33 AM in my country and I really have to go sleep. πŸ˜… I’m gonna respond to all your comments when I wake up. For the mean time, enjoy interacting with other bloggers! Please have fun!! ❀️✨

    1. Sweet dreams Jirah. Well see you when you get back πŸ™‚

      1. Thank you so much, Margaret! <3

  9. Joining your party, Jirah!

    Hi guys, I’m Marron Santillan from the Philippines. I basically started my blog when I went home from drinking near Ateneo way back 2016. I guess too much Sangria oozed my creativity and bravery for putting up https://marronisgoing.com!

    I started blogging about my travels (because my friends and family always asked for advice) but now it’s everything under the scorching sun: lifestyle, being a barista, long runs, random stories, and inspirational thoughts i wished someone is telling.

    I have a lot of favorite food but the first thing that comes to my mind is Filipino-style red sauce spaghetti. I wish I could share it with you because it is my specialty. I swear, it is to die for.

    My message that I’d like everyone to know is that I am big advocate for equality. So whatever your religion, weird habits, skin color, and your gender you identify yourself with, I support you on that! Life is too short not to follow your dreams and not to hold the hands of the person you truly love.

    1. Hi Marron! Welcome to the party another Filipino friend. :> I like spaghetti too especially when I’m eating it with fried chicken. Haha

      1. Perfect combo!!! Hello Elle!

    2. Hi Marron, I also love Filipino spaghetti! πŸ’– It’s nice to meet you here, kababayan!

      1. Yay, we’re meeting up here! <3

    3. Hi Marron πŸ™‚ Nice to meet you πŸ™‚

      1. Please to meet you too, Margaret!

    4. Hi, Marron! Thank you so much for joining!

      I personally love your posts and I’m so glad I managed to somehow find your blog! πŸ™‚ YEEEES, I love spaghetti too!

      That’s a great message, thank you so much for sharing!!

      1. Ditto!!

    5. Hello Marron!
      Your message is really great. When I joined this community, I was amazed by it’s diversity. I am glad to have heard the stories of people who I can possibly not meet in person! To look beyond the boundaries of gender, race, religion, etc. is what we need in these times of disruption. πŸ™‚
      RESPECT.

      1. That’s really sweet. And you’re correct. This platform is so diversed and also so welcoming and encouraging!

        1. True!

    6. Hi Marron! I love to read about traveling adventures. Nice to meet you.

      1. It is nice to meet you too!!

    7. Saumya Agrawal says:

      Hi Marron! I see that a lot of our blogs have evolved over time. I staretd with poetry and ended up talking about life and sending positive vibes all around, along with many other things.

      1. As long as you like doing what you do! That means growth. Stay safe!

        1. Saumya Agrawal says:

          Yep, that’s right! You gotta love what you do!

  10. Woohoo Jirah is throwing a party!! The food looks amazing and Id love to try a little of it all πŸ™‚ I hope everyone here has a great time, and they will because Jirah is an excellent host πŸ™‚ Something to make you smile is something my doctor told me decades ago. God loves you so much that He created you just so He could spend eternity with you πŸ™‚ Have fun everybody πŸ™‚

    1. Aw! πŸ₯° I love that message! Thank you for sharing. Nice to meet you Margaret! πŸ’–

      1. So happy you love it Nath. It is a pleasure to share it πŸ™‚ Nice meeting you too. Hope you have fun here at Jirahs party πŸ™‚ She is one of the sweetest, most honest bloggers out here πŸ™‚

        1. You’re so sweet, thank you so much! πŸ™ <3

    2. Hi, Margaret! I’m so happy you could come! <3

      Aw thank you so much, you're so sweet! And that message, I love it! It really made me smile! πŸ™‚ Enjoy the party!

    3. Hi there Margaret! So glad to meet you. I love your message and the encouragement that you share on your blog πŸ’›

      1. Hi Hope huge hugs. Thank You for the encouragement. Praise the LORD for He gives us all the words, through His Word πŸ™‚

        1. Hey Margaret! Aw of course! Yes, and amen! 😊

    4. Hi Margaret, Nice to meet you πŸ₯°

  11. Hi ya’ll! My name (username) is Lrose5. I have two blogs. The first and main blog is Creative Girl’s Everything Blog. Here is the link: https://creativegirl.art.blog/ I write about life! Creative Girl’s Everything Blog is a lifestyle blog, so you never know what to expect on there!
    I also have a blog called Lrose5’s Poetry! If you couldn’t tell by the title, I share my poems on there. Here is the link: https://lrose5spoems.wordpress.com/
    I blog because I LOVE it! I love meeting new people and making new friends. It also helps with my spelling and grammar.
    Message: God cares for you! He is with you! You are NEVER alone. He knows what you are going through. He went through bad things to. He died for you!!!!
    Stay safe!!!!!
    Lrose5

    1. Beautiful message ! I will definitely check out both your blogs. I hope you are staying safe and healthy. xo

      1. Thanks! You too!

    2. I agree with you that it helps with spelling and grammar! Haha. Nice to meet you Lrose5!

      1. πŸ˜ƒ You too!

    3. Hi Irose. I love why you blog!! And love your message πŸ™‚ Enjoy Jirahs party πŸ™‚

    4. Hello, Lrose! I’m so happy you could come!

      I didn’t know you have a poetry blog, I’m gonna go and check it out! <3
      Yeeees, that's a good reason to blog! I somehow blog as well for my communication improvement! Haha.

      I love that message, thank you so much for sharing! <3

      1. β˜ΊπŸ’—β˜Ί

      2. Hi Jirah! Thanks! 😊 You’re welcome!! Have a great day!!!

    5. Amazing, I love poems 😍, will check your poems soon 😎

    6. Hi Lrose! Nice to meet you πŸ₯°

      1. Hi! Nice to meet you too!

  12. OMG! This is all so exciting I am LOVING, all the positivity that is taking place here. Jirah thank you for throwing this party, the chicken adobo looks FAB! I wanted to say hello to everyone, and introduce myself. My name is Xandria, I am 24 years old from Toronto Canada! I work in the TV and Music industry and can confirm that Shawn Mendes is lovely in person. You can see my little corner of the world here: http://www.imxandria.com – I mostly blog about lifestyle, thoughts, how to live life joyfully and how to achieve your dreams! I have always loved to write and have had many blogs over the years, and became serious about blogging in 2019, I think the blogging community is unlike anything I’ve ever experienced. I want more than anything to be a light in this world, spread joy and kindness where I can, I’ve learned that I do it best through my writing. I am currently using my free time to work on a draft of my first book, and I have recently discovered like I enjoy working out (who knew quarantine would bring this out of me!!!) I hope you are all staying safe and healthy, and that this all passes soon. Sending all my love across oceans to each of you. xo – Xandria

    1. Hi xandria! You were the one who started the 10 of My Favorite Feelings Tag I saw it on Pooja’s post and she tagged me. πŸ˜‚ I love your blogs and I admire your positivity. I’m glad I met you at this party. Haha it’s nice to meet you! ❀

      1. Yes ! I did – I had no idea that people would enjoy the tag as much as I did. It’s so lovely to meet you. This is honestly so cool ahaha <3

        1. Hahaha I know right I’ve been to your blog and now I met you here. πŸ˜‚ it was nice I enjoyed reminiscing all those good feelings. ❀

        2. I love that tag too! <3

    2. Hi Xandria, nice to meet you! I also got tagged by Elle with the 10 of My Favorite Feelings Tag and I am excited to share that next week. It’s nice to meet the person behind it. I’m loving the positive energy!!! πŸ’–

      1. Ah ! that is so exciting – I really am in awe of how many people are loving this tag. I’m going to follow your blog so I can see it. Sending you love xo

    3. Hi Xandria! I checked out your blog and it’s gorgeous! I really appreciate helpful content and will for sure give your blog a follow πŸ˜ŠπŸ’›

      1. I just hit the follow button on your blog as well! Loving your vibe. This is so exciting hahah

        1. Oh wonderful! Haha thank you, I’m so glad that you like it!

    4. Hi there, Xandria! I love your blog and your name – they’re both lovely! It’s nice to meet you πŸ’•πŸ€—

      1. Hi Rebekah! Nice to meet you too – this is so exciting. I’m about to check out your blog!!!

    5. Hi Xandria. So nice to meet you and what a wonderful message to the world πŸ™‚ I hope you enjoy Jirahs party. She is one of the kindest souls you will ever meet πŸ™‚

      1. She is lovely !!! I’ve been following her for a while now and I absolutely love her posts. Hope you are staying safe, I’ll be taking a look at your blog now πŸ™ŒπŸΌ

        1. Yes all is safe even with all the chaos that is going on. I hope you are doing well through all the virus stuff, and plain old life in general πŸ™‚ I agree Jirah is always so sweet and engaging, you cant help but love her πŸ™‚

        2. Thank you so much to the both of you! Y’all are so sweet! <3

    6. Hi, Xandria! Thank you so much for dropping by! I’m so glad you could make it!

      Wow, it’s really cool that you work in the TV and music industry! I found your blog recently and I am really loving it! πŸ™‚ And keep going, you’re definitely a light in this world! I wish you the best of luck with your first book!

      Have fun in the party! <3

      1. Thank you so much my love ! Thank you for hosting.

    7. Hi Xandria! Nice to meet up πŸ₯°πŸ’•

      1. omg ! Nice to meet you too, this is such a great way to meet new bloggers.

        1. It is, right? I’m so happy to meet such nice new people πŸ˜‰

    8. I love your blog already! Shine that light girl🀍

      1. Aww this is so sweet ! πŸ™‚

  13. Thanks for hosting this party Jirah.
    My name is Danny and I’m from the UK. My blog: https://potatosandwich.wordpress.com/ and I write short stories, personal observations, poetry and insight into my debut Novel.
    I’ve always liked to write, something, anything and the blog was triggered by a wedding I attended. I wanted to share the emotion of being the ‘father of the bride’. I captured this because I knew the family very well. That was my very first post >https://potatosandwich.wordpress.com/2010/12/17/letting-go/

    Favourite food – Butter Chicken with hot Chapatti’s!

    “Treat the moment you are in now with jubilation! I know that sounds out of context seeing where we are. But we are here, alive and heading towards a new day. Use every source of energy to get yourself over the line today. Tomorrow, we’ll help each other to get over the line again. Everything else….is a bonus”.

    1. Hi Danny πŸ™‚ I hope you enjoy Jirahs Party. Its nice to meet you πŸ™‚

    2. Hi, Danny! I’m so glad you could make it!
      And wow, your first post was way back 2010, it’s so amazing!

      Wow, that’s a really great message! Thank you SO much for sharing! It gives me hope! πŸ™‚ Have fun in the party and I hope you meet new blogging friends! πŸ™‚

    3. Hi there! Nice to meet you πŸ₯°

      1. Likewise Lu πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰

  14. Hello. Thanks Jirah dear! My name is Aya my blog is http://ayareadsalot.wordpress.com/ I just started a couple of days ago so I’m new to the fam. I write a lot so I decided to take a step forward and start a blog where I can share my thoughts about things and so on. I love pork kebabπŸ™‚ it’s amazing. I think mental clarity is very important and we should all put in the effort to take care of our mental health

    1. I like the quote ” it doesn’t matter what others are doing, it matters what you are doing” I think it’s a very strong message because we are always so concerned about what other people are doing that we don’t focus on our growth

      1. Hey Aya! Its nice to meet you!! I like your quote message! ☺️

      2. Love this quote! πŸ™‚

    2. Hi Ash! I LOVE your blog!! It’s nice to meet you πŸ™‚

    3. Hi again Aya! πŸ’– hihi it’s nice to see you here at the party! I’d love to try out kebab! I heard it’s delicious.

      1. It’s amazing

    4. Hi Ash. Nice to meet you and welcome to the world of blogging πŸ™‚ I hope you enjoy the party and have great success with your blog.

      1. Thank you

        1. you are most welcome πŸ™‚

    5. Hi, Aya! Thank you so much for coming to the party! πŸ™‚

      I just followed your blog! It’s very nice to meet you! And I’m sure you’ll enjoy staying here in this community as everyone is just so lovely! Keep on blogging my friend! πŸ™‚ I love pork kebab too!

      Thank you so much for that message! Please enjoy the party and I really hope you meet new blogging friends!

      1. Thank you

    6. Good luck in the blog journey Ash

      1. Thank you!

    7. Hi Ash! I read a lot too πŸ˜‰. Nice to meet you πŸ₯°

      1. Nice to meet you tooπŸ’›

    8. Hi Aya, welcome to the blogging family! Good on you for starting a blog – I’ve just subscribed, I can’t wait to read your posts πŸ™‚
      I agree with you that we should definitely all take care of our mental health, just as much as our physical health!

      1. Our mental health should be our top priority

  15. What an amazing idea!

    I’m Jennie I blog a little about everything! Travel fashion the Law Of Attraction! I love all things Spirituality personal development and growth 😍😍😍

    My favourite food is carbs and I’m a vegetarian haha!

    So excited to meet new people and make new friends. Happy partying

    My message for you: take back your power. This life is yours for the taking and you are worthy of all the joy and love and happiness. This life is here for you to LIVE! Know that you deserve it, and cherish every second, i love you!

    1. Hi Jennie, it’s nice to meet you! Ooh I love carbs too, haha <3 I just came by your blog! It looks lovely <3

    2. Hi Jennie! Nice to meet you!!! πŸ’– I’m also into spirituality and personal development! And I’ve always been curious about the law of attraction. 😁

    3. Hi Jennie ! So excited to meet you – you said law of attraction and I clicked your blog so fast.

      1. Yes fellow LOA lover! Followed you back 😍😍😍 and its 11:11 as I type this! I sense wonderful things!

        1. I love love love that ! Excited for this new friendship. Hope you’re staying safe and keeping well.

    4. Jennie!! I LOVE your blog and your message! Thanks for just being you πŸ’“

    5. Hi Jennie. I hope you have fun and meet lots of new blogging friends πŸ™‚

    6. Hi, Jennie! I’m so happy to see you here!

      Yaaaay, I personally love your posts! <3

      Thank you so much for that message! It really made me smile and I'm sure others did, too! πŸ™‚ We love you!

      Have fun in the party! I hope you meet new friends!

      1. Thank you love <3

        Love this party, I've met some incredible people already <3

        1. That’s good to know! πŸ’—

    7. Hi Jennie! Nice to meet you πŸ₯°

    8. Hi Jennie, it’s lovely to meet you! I am also into personal development and the Law of Attraction, and I’m a vegetarian (almost vegan) so it sounds like we have a lot in common! 😍 I’ve just followed your blog!
      That’s such an amazing and inspiring message, and I think a lot of people need to hear that right now! x

  16. Hi everyone! First and foremost, I want to thank Jirah for hosting this amazing party! πŸ’– My favorite foods from the menu are sinigang and beef steak! Ahh, now I’m craving. I also love pasta (carbonara and Filipino style spaghetti) and Japanese foods!!!
    I’m Nath and I started blogging just a month ago as a result of quarantine to share my journey. I’m a Filipina as well and I’m an expat. I blog about anything and everything I feel like writing so my blog doesn’t really fit into a niche. πŸ˜… So far I blogged about my life, lifestyle, and shows I watched (mostly, Asian dramas) and I’m planning to soon share about my travels. https://ohnananath.com/

    My message to everyone is that everything will be okay in the end and if it’s not okay, it’s not the end (I got this from a guided meditation I listened to this morning) We are currently in trying times but just know that we’re all in this together. Aja! Fighting! πŸ’– I’m loving this supportive community and I’m very excited to meet new bloggers and make friends! 😁

    1. Hey, nath. Hahahahah ❀ mwa

      1. Hi Elle!!! It’s nice to see you here at the party!!! haha

        1. It’s 7am here in the PH and I couldn’t sleep. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

          1. why? Is there something/someone bothering you? hahaha

          2. No, parties just make me stay out all night πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ hahhaha kidding πŸ˜‚

          3. Elle! Hahaha I could totally relate! I just forced myself to sleep at 1 AM!

          4. Hahahahaha i think i got too excited about meeting people at your party. Haha. πŸ˜‚β€

          5. Haha I’m so glad you’re having fun!!! πŸ™‚ I hope you’ve met new friends by now! πŸ™‚

          6. Jirah!!! Elle and I are having a good time at your party and she didn’t sleep haha it’s super fun meeting new awesome bloggers πŸ’–

    2. Hi, Nath!! I’m SUPER HAPPY to see you here! <3 YEEEEES, Sinigang and beef steak all the way! I also love Japanese food especially sushi!

      Same here, I really blog about anything so I don't even know which blogging niche I belong to. I just decided to make lifestyle as my niche. Hahaha. I love your posts and oh, I can't wait for your travel posts!

      Thank you so much for that message! We're all in this together and we'll fight and overcome this one! πŸ™‚

      Have fun in the party! I hope you meet new friends!

      1. Yes, sushi!!! Hahaha yay! Thank you so much, Jirah! It’s fun that we can write about anything. πŸ₯° thank you so much for this amazing party!!! πŸ’–

    3. Hi Nath, nice to meet you πŸ₯°

      1. Hi Lu!!! Nice to meet you, too! πŸ’–

    4. Hi Nath, it’s great to meet you! That’s amazing that you have made something good come out of the quarantine, by starting your blog! I just checked it out and it looks great so I’ve subscribed 😁
      I love that quote, that everything will be okay in the end! Let’s all keep fighting and supporting each other! πŸ’–

      1. Hi Sophie, nice to meet you too! I followed you back πŸ’– and I’m loving your affirmations and sustainable living posts! I think this is the best thing I’ve done so far during quarantine 😊

        1. Thank you so much for following me back, and I’m so glad that you like my posts! I agree, this is such a great thing! β™₯️

  17. First of all, thanks so much for hosting this blog party, Jirah!

    Hi lovely people!
    I’m Hope Leilani, from hopeleilani.com, and I am a lifestyle + wellness blogger that shares inspiration, beauty, natural living, recipes, lifestyle and productivity tips, and so much more!
    I love motivating and inspiring others to live abundantly and naturally.

    I’m an island girl at heart and a self proclaimed smoothie-making queen!

    Some of my favorite uplifting quotes:
    β€œHe can make beauty bloom from chaos” and β€œCHOOSE JOY!”

    I hope everyone has a wonderful day and I can’t wait to get to know some new bloggers! πŸ’›

    1. Hi Hope Leilani! I love your name and I read on your about page the meaning of it. It’s so cool and it gives me positive vibes! Nice to meet you! πŸ’–

      1. Hi Nath! Aw thank you so much! I quite like my name as well ☺️. It’s been so nice to meet you too!

    2. Hi Hope, so nice to meet you πŸ™‚ What a wonderful thing to motivate and inspire others πŸ™‚ Have fun πŸ™‚

      1. Nice to meet you too Margaret! Thank you, I truly enjoy it! 😊

    3. Hi Hope Leilani! <3 I'm super happy you could make it to this party!

      I love your blog posts and your aesthetics! You inspired me to do digital hand lettering! πŸ™‚

      Love those quotes! Choose joy! πŸ™‚

      Have fun in the party! I hope you meet new friends!

      1. I’m so glad that I could as well Jirah!
        Awe, thank you so much! I’m so happy that I inspired you to do digital hand lettering! Haha that really makes me so happy! ☺️
        Thank you, Jirah, have a lovely rest of your day! πŸ’›

        1. Now I can’t stop creating digital hand lettering! <3 You're an inspiration! <3

          Have a lovely day too, Hope!

          1. Aw, you made my day Jirah! πŸ’›

    4. Hello Hope!
      Firstly, I admire your name so much. It’s beautiful!
      Your blog is amazing!🀩
      Oh, yeah, CHOOSE JOY! (over anything) πŸ™ƒπŸŒ»

    5. Hi Hope! Nice to meet you πŸ’•

      1. Hi Lu! Nice to meet you too!

    6. Hi Hope Leilani! Your blog looks beautiful and I have just subscribed! I love those quotes you have shared ❀ I hope you have a wonderful day too!

      1. Hi Sophie! Thank you so much, I appreciate that! Oh, lovely, I’m so glad that you enjoyed them. 😊

  18. Thanks so much I appreciate it. ❀☺️

  19. Hi, thank you so much for dropping by everyone! This party is still ongoing so go interact with bloggers! <3

  20. Hello, amazing humans! πŸ‘‹πŸ˜„
    I go by the name The Ink Warrior in the blogosphere. My blog is titled- Happier You❀ ( https://happieryou.home.blog/) and is indeed true to it’s name as it oozes out positivity, good vibes and inspiration. I share my rants on emotions, interviews with fellow bloggers, photography and all things fun!🌈🌸

    To be honest, I started blogging just “to be productive” and have a place to compile my thoughts, but, it gradually turned into a passion.
    I love how you can share your thoughts with the people sitting miles away from you and they still resonate with it. I’ve met great people over here and if my blog can bring a smile on even one person’s face… It is a grand success for me! πŸ’›

    Ahh, how do I choose a favorite? πŸ˜‚ I’d love it if my great affinity for sweets(literally all vegetarian sweets) counts as food.πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‹
    Jirah, you are an awesome host, thanks for hosting this!πŸ™‚πŸ™

    My message( from a quote I read on the internet):
    Don’t be so cool that you can’t cry,
    Don’t be so smart that you can’t wonder,
    Don’t be so set on your sunny days
    That you can’t love the roll of thunder. β˜πŸ’™
    You can have a bad day and sit back doing nothing… It’s alright. But, never stop reclaiming your right on happiness, of waking up with enthusiasm and energy each day! I know you have come a long way, appreciate the journey and look ahead with hope. I know you can!😌✨

    If you’re still reading this super long comment- then, you are great! Thank you so much, internet pal!πŸ™ƒ

    Stay safe and blessed!🌻
    -theinkwarrior

    1. Hi, TIW! I’m super happy you could join!

      I super love your blog! And I totally get the feeling that we’re a thousand miles away from each other and yet we all connect! Your blog makes me smile and you as well! <3

      You're too sweet, thank you so much!

      Wow, thank you so much for that message!! It really is heartwarming! <3

      Have fun in the party, TIW! I hope you meet new blogging friends! πŸ™‚ <3

    2. Hi Ink Warrior! Loved reading your comment and your encouragement! 😊

      1. Thanks a lot. πŸ™‚

    3. Hello there! I love your pen name πŸ₯°

      1. Hey!
        Thank you so much. πŸ™‚

    4. Hello, Ink Warrior! It’s lovely to meet you. I have just subscribed to your blog, it looks great! I also love the quote you’ve shared. ❀

      1. Hello, Sophie!
        Thank you so much… Warmest welcome to the JOY SQUAD!🌈✨
        I’m glad you liked it. πŸ™‚

    5. Hi TIW Nice to meet you and I hope you enjoy Jirahs party πŸ™‚ Love your message.

    6. Hi The Ink Warrior!!! πŸ’– I’m loving you message and you pen name! So cool! Haha and yay for joy squad!! 😊

  21. Hi Xandria, nice to meet you, from just
    Your writing I think you’re full of life and joy 😍🎈

  22. This party is simply wonderful Jirah and i am so glad to be here :)))

    Hello everyone, i hope you all are doing well in your part of the world, I’m Ash and I blog over at the Universe of The Unspoken, here’s a link so you can have a smooth journey through – https://universeoftheunspoken.wordpress.com/blog/
    I don’t have a specific niche, I blog about anything and everything, being versatile is a huge part of me and my lil blog. I love blogging because the blogging community is diverse and a little family altogether and it keeps me motivated to write.
    Im a huge foodie and enjoy most of the cuisines, but nothing beats pizza and some cola with good company. I’m a lot into reading, K-pop and anime, I’m currently watching – Haikyuu, One Piece and Aot. My message to everyone would be, firstly to stay safe at home and look after your well being owning to the current pandemic and if it permits help the underprivileged workers and labourers live a healthy life in this adversity.
    I hope to see you over on my blog and meet all of you on yours :))))

    1. Hi Ash, nice to meet you πŸ’•

      1. Hey it’s good to meet you too!

    2. It’s great to meet you, Ash! I just had a look at your blog and it looks beautiful, I especially love your blog header with the blues and purples and the stars! I have followed your blog. I also don’t have a niche to my blog because I like to blog about anything and everything! ❀

      1. Ah this just made my day! I would love to discover your blog thoroughly and plan to do it soon!

        1. I’m so glad to have made your day! Aw thank you, I hope you enjoy my blog!

    3. Hi Ash Nice to meet you πŸ™‚

      1. Hey Margaret it’s good to meet you too!

    4. Hello, Ash! I’m so happy you could make it! ✨

      I agree that the blogging community is really diverse but even though it is, it’s really accepting so I’m really happy to be in here. Glad to know you feel the same way! πŸ’—

      Yeeeees, pizza and cola! 😍

      Oh my, I just watched Haikyuu and I badly want to watch season 4 already, but I wanted to wait until they release all episodes! 😟

      I love that message, very timely! ❀️

      Have fun with the party! πŸ’—βœ¨

  23. Hello everyone!!!!
    I hope everyone’s good and to whatever u r drinking. I am Arshnoor chadha urff thebibliophilewriter and blog at https://itsthebibliophile.wordpress.com. I write poems, articles, six word story and more!! I write to my emotions and the unsaid. I would like to thank Jeriahh for holding this wonderful and the awesome blog party and the chicken adoubi looks delicious. My favourite food, well well I can’t choose one cause I am a BIG foodie but I love cheese to the next level. I would like to tell everyone that “Don’t give a shit about haters and do what you want. Be happy and confident to do what you want”.

    1. Hi Ashnoor, nice to meet you πŸ₯°

    2. Hi Arshnoor, Noice to meet you. I hope you enjoy Jirahs party πŸ™‚

      1. Thanks a lot Margaret. I hope u enjoy it too and have a great day ahead!!

    3. Hi Arshnoor! I’m so glad you could make it! πŸ’— You’re very much welcome!

      I love that message! πŸ’• There will always be someone who will try to bring us down, so we shouldn’t really focus on them! 😊❀️

      Have fun meeting new bloggers! βœ¨πŸ’—

  24. Hello everyone! I’m Lu. I’m originally from Brazil, but I live in the US. Books are my passion, and I love blogging because I can talk about books the whole day and be around other book obsessed people. The blogging community is fantastic and I love how easy it is to make new friends and learn new things you never thought about. My favorite Brazilian food is feijoada and I also love risotto, hamburgers and pizza. My message is to live in the moment and keep optimistic about the future. It is not written yet and you hold the pen. Have a lovely weekend friends. I will try to visit everyone’s blog.

    1. Hello Lu, it’s lovely to meet you. I love books too! I’ve never heard of feijoada before – what kind of food is that? Hope you have a lovely weekend too!

      1. Hi Sophie, feijoada is a meat stew with black beans. It’s a little heavy, but it is delicious πŸ˜‰πŸ’•

        1. I’m a veggie so I’d go for a meat-free version, but I love black beans! πŸ˜‰πŸ’•

          1. I’m sure there is a vegetarian adaptation of it. πŸ₯°πŸ˜‰

    2. Hi, Lu! I’m so glad you could make it to the party! ✨

      Aw I love the reason why you blogβ€” it’s really true! πŸ’— This blog also made me confident about myself so I’m really happy I came across blogging. ❀️✨

      I love that message! β€œYou hold the pen” I agree with it because we’re all totally responsible with our own lives and how we live it! πŸ’•

      Have fun in the party! ✨

      1. Thank you for organizing it. It was so much fun, and I met such lovely people πŸ₯°πŸ’•

        1. I’m so glad to know that! <3

    3. Hi lu. Welcome and I hope u hv a good party and a good day too. What a coincidence I love books too!! Never heard of feijoada and never had risotto.

      1. Feijoada might be a little hard to find outside Brazil, but you can get risotto in an Italian restaurant. I recommend mushroom or artichoke risotto. My mouth is watering just by thinking of it. πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹

  25. It’s great to be at this blog party – such a great idea! I’m Sophie and I’m from the UK, I blog about all sorts of topics but mainly lifestyle and personal development. You can visit my blog here: http://thisbrilliantday.com
    I’d love to make more blogging friends!
    I have been a vegetarian since I was 8 and have recently been transitioning to vegan – I am 90% there! I am a fan of asian food – are there many veggie filipino dishes or is it mainly a meat-based cuisine?
    Those desserts look very tempting, and I would love a smoothie right now because it’s hot in the UK at the moment (for a change) so it would cool me down!
    My uplifting message would be: try not to overthink things, just go with the flow and if you catch yourself worrying about something, let it go because worrying doesn’t achieve anything and just makes things seem like a bigger problem. Try to live in the moment and appreciate the small things in life!
    xxx

    1. Hello Sophie!
      Oh, I am a vegetarian since forever. πŸ™‚ I personally don’t have much knowledge about Filipino cuisine, but, Indian cuisine consists a lot of vegetarian food. You may try that someday! πŸ˜ƒ

      I resonate so much with your message! It was lovely meeting you! πŸ™ƒ

      1. I love Indian food too! There’s a great vegetarian Indian restaurant near where I live, I enjoy going there. I’m so glad you resonated with my message! πŸ˜ƒ

    2. Hi Sophie πŸ™‚ I cant wait to come back to the UK. Ive only been once but when I was there it was freezing! Id like to visit when the weather was a little warmer. It was still so pretty even with the cold. Anywho, I hope you enjoy the party πŸ™‚

      1. What time of year did you visit the UK? The weather can vary so much here, but it’s cold more often than it is warm! I’m so glad you liked it here anyway! Enjoy the party too πŸ™‚

        1. I was there the first part of January. Right before this virus thing hit the news. I was in Bristol and London. I took lots of layers with me, hat, gloves, thick coat, scarf hehe. I had been checking weather and knew it was going to be cold. I really didnt mind it too much because everything was so pretty. BUT it is always nice to not be so confined in all those layers πŸ™‚

          1. I’m glad you were able to visit before the virus hit! I’ve only been to Bristol once but London many times. I agree, it’s nice not to be confined in layers, but at the same time I am grateful for them when it is cold!

          2. hahah yes I was very grateful for all the layers I packed. Yes the virus hit the news about a week after I got home. I had not been out but quarantined for another week after the news started reporting it because I wanted to be safe and not spread it just in case.

          3. That was wise of you to quarantine just in case! I hope you are keeping safe and well. Do you plan to visit the UK again someday?

          4. Yes, hubbys new job was suppose to be full of traveling the world with several trips to the UK each year. He started the new job the first week of January LOL by the end of January the world had this pandemic going on so all travel for work is halted, and rightly so. BUT once it is over we should be traveling.

    3. Hi, Sophie!! I’m so happy you’re here! πŸ’—βœ¨

      Oh, I’m sorry I forgot to include veggie dishes! πŸ˜… And nope, there are actually a lot of veggie Filipino dishes like chop suey and lumpiang gulayβ€” they are all made from vegetables! But sometimes, they still add meat or chicken to it! πŸ˜…

      Go grab that smoothie! πŸ˜‰

      Thank you so much for that message!! I really needed it today! These past few days I’ve been really anxious about life and I tend to worry about so many things, so thank you! 😊❀️✨

      1. Thank you again for hosting this party! ❀️ Haha no worries about the veggie dishes! It’s great to hear that there are lots of veggie Filipino dishes too though!
        I’m glad that the message helped you! I hope that your anxiety fades and everything turns out great for you! 😊

    4. Hi Sophie ! Congratulations on transitioning to Vegan, that’s incredible. Just checked out your blog, and I’m loving it. Keep up the great writing.

      1. Hi Xandria! Thank you so much! I’m so glad you like my blog, thank you for subscribing 😊 I’ve just followed yours too, it looks great!

    5. Hi Sophie it was good knowing abt u