About: Arlyn May Bongay

After a brief albeit memorable experience in the hotel industry as a PR and Marketing Communications Specialist, Arly May “Amber” Bongay has made peace with the reality of being a full-time mother. Recently giving birth to their third child, her career has taken a backseat and is presently enjoying life as a mother of three beautiful girls. Although most often (if not always) bogged down at home with Mommy duties, she continues to be an advocate of Violence Against Women, HIV & AIDS Awareness, and Financial Education. She was awarded last year by a popular newspaper in their city as the Performing Artist of the Year for her outstanding performances in Eve Ensler's Vagina Monologues, which is her participation in the advocacy for Women's Rights. She chaired the second photo exhibit on expressive photography for their campaign on HIV & AIDS for the second year and she is a happy distributor in life insurance, where she practices her advocacy for Financial Education as a Licensed Financial Advisor and soon a Registered Financial Planner. That and she is happy to maintain her role as a tickler of life.

She owes her diverse knowledge in other fields to her educational background. She took up Architecture in College then Nursing as a second course and proceeded to a short course in Massage Therapy. So while being a certified Draftswoman and Massage Therapist, she is also a spokeswoman for health and welfare organizations. To further extend her views in life, she became an English and Soft Skills trainer for a leading American call center.

But her writing goes a long way back to Grade School where she began as a staff writer. She eventually worked her way to college as a scholar-Editor in a school publication for a known University. Even then, she has contributed not only to the college paper but to the popular newspapers in her city until today. She is the author of two original plays, one which has been staged twice.

She is married to Jumbo Vedrero Bongay. They now have three deliciously named daughters, Jam, Jelly, and Jube. She is still thinking of pursuing her dreams of publishing her long-biding novels.

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Articles by Arlyn May Bongay

Pure Grace Part II: The Radical Messages of Grace

The first part of this article was an introduction to grace-based faith and how it is different from the traditional teachings of churches preaching the law of God. In this second part, the author will reveal three of the most controversial messages of grace.

Pure Grace Part I: Unraveling a Radically Important Message of Our Time

Different churches are openly scrutinized by netizens, believers and nonbelievers alike, owing to revelations of age-old secrets that question whether religion is still relevant in our times. It has become the focus of our attention that steer us away from the real timely message.

You Are A Money-Making Machine: Manifest & Invest

Across the globe; people, culture, religion, have many conflicting views on money. Some call it the root of evil, some claim it to be a gift from a divine patron. The saner lot who view money as a tool to secure their future, are smarter not to intervene. In stead, they focus on how they can generate more money in some surprisingly easy ways.

The Anatomy of the Supermom (And a Little Mother’s Day History)

May is a celebrated month for Mother’s Day worldwide when motherhood is honored and mothers almost deified with lavishment. But what makes mothers simply endeared above fathers? Is she truly the superior sex or is she a mere human being built for superior purposes?

Amethyst Engagement Ring – A Proposal of Purple

For thousands of years, it has struck the attention of royalties both secular and ecclesiastic because of its color. Found in aristocratic family jewelries, its color is considered the official hue for royalty. You can treat your girlfriend like a queen by popping the big question with a colored proposal.

Parenthood: A List of Sure But Unusual Signs that You are Ready

One can never be too prepared to be a parent. No matter how much anyone admits to be set for motherhood and fatherhood, something (in case of kids, someone) comes along, reducing everything that you are as “inexperienced”. The author, a mother of three daughters, shares a few crazy characteristics that actually work as a parent, gathered from her own experience and other parents’ encounter of the “little” kind.

Good Vibes: The What, When, Where, and How of Humanity’s Favorite Mantra

This is not about that song popularized by the Beach Boys. This is not also about a TV series of the same name. What this may be, could be an attempt to decipher how such an abstract concept affect the human anatomy and humanity, as a whole.

Natural Light Photography: Illuminating the Beauty of the Basics

Photography has seen the times when anything practically real and natural are masked by layers of correction. The author sheds some light on the magic of natural light photography and unmasks the true beauty of captured life. She is joined by her dear friend, Jessie Villegas, a Lifestyle & Fashion Photographer and a reliable source of refreshing photos for Lifetickler.

Real Time Parenting: Additional Tips to Your Never Ending List of Parenting Strategies Part II

How many tips on parenting do parents really need? As in the seemingly endless opportunities in parental growth, mothers and fathers alike should keep their minds open to new suggestions. The author, a modern mother-of-three millennials, continues with five more pointers. This is part two of her list.

Real Time Parenting: Additional Tips to Your Never Ending List of Parenting Strategies Part I

For modern day parents who hope to make ends (and timing) meet, we have consulted every blog post, every Pinterest board, Google suggestion, Yahoo answer, and friendlier advice that do not require technology. But then of course, parenthood challenges are unique in every household. Here are a few more, as experienced by the author, which might lend another parent’s hand.