Hello, I’m Riz
I wear many hats but no offense to my other ‘jobs’, my ultimate faves are these: wife and mommy. So allow me start off with that.
Wife and Mom
David and I got married in August 2011 after a roller coaster long-distance relationship that somehow survived the opposite timezones and the distance between Manila and New York. Today we’re based in Manila and raising our little family here.
Ours is a love story that I couldn’t imagine happening without an abundance of grace and a whole lot of faith. Having first met when we were just 16 years old and having spent most of our lives in (literally) opposite sides of the planet, it still often amazes us how God kept bringing us back together.
We love telling our love story and the things we learn about our marriage in this blog. After all, as far as chasing dreams is concerned, this life we get to do with each other has been one of our greatest dreams.
Six months into being husband and wife, we got the biggest surprise of our lives: I was pregnant with twins! We didn’t see this coming. We want to have babies alright, but it never crossed our minds the idea of raising two babies at once. It’s been quite a ride, these past years. And while we’ve experienced the challenges and struggles of being parents, we’re loving and enjoying this season of our life more than anything.
Now, our daughters, Dawn & Rain, are 6 years old. Obviously, this blog is brimming with stories about our little family.
Blogger and Dream Chaser
I have been a blogger since 2001. ChasingDreams.net, my nth blog, started off as a personal blog and has existed since June 2009 mostly as a channel for me to document my life, my dreams, my faith, and everything in between.
I know “life” and “dreams” and “faith” are broad terms, I guess that’s why for the longest time, this blog existed without a particular niche.
In March 2010, without going through so much details, it was affirmed to me that God has entrusted me a humble platform that has a potential to reach people who are needing hope, encouragement, and inspiration. It is in that note that I continue writing about my journey, and since then, with the intention of making a positive change, inspiring people, and encouraging them to never tire chasing their dreams.
This blog, therefore, features honest-to-goodness storytelling and photographs of real-life moments with the intention of inspiring its readers.
I hope somewhere within the pages of this blog you find the inspiration you need to pursue your calling and chase your dreams, too.
Read my disclosure policy here.
For inquiries, brand sponsorships and collaborations, message me here.