Welcome UBP Peepz – Aloha!

Ultimate Blog Party 2012


Aloha! My name is Liza, and welcome to A Maui Blog!  All throughout this week I had been thinking of ways on how I can connect with you, my fellow Ultimate Blog Party 2012 participants, and the only thought I could come up with is to share with you some things about me with the hope that you may find something that we both like and that can be our connecting point, so here they are below our pic:

Oh, before I forget, please leave a comment when you visit so I can visit you back. I’d try to go through the linky but it’s easier to find you via the comment section.  I would love to get to know you too through your blog and Facebook Page and Pinterest 🙂  


1. I love Jesus.  I gave my life to Jesus when I was in college. I believe in “lifestyle evangelism“.  I do not like it when people “force” their belief to others. I think if we live a life that Jesus would want us to live, others will want to know more about HIM.

2. I am a daughter, a wife, a mother, a friend, a sister, a aunt and a blogger. I also have many other roles aside from that. I work full-time outside of home, don’t ask me how I do it because I don’t know how. I wish I can be a stay at home mom but am thankful that I have a good job to help support our family.

3. I am married to Bradley. I am barely 5 feet tall, He’s 6 and 3/4 feet tall.  We have been married for 19 years.

4. I love being a mom. This is one of my greatest passion in life.  I am a mom to a Hapa Girl N and a Hapa Boy G. Both are in their Teen years. They are my pride and joy.  Love them so much!

5. I love my family in the Philippines (and LA) even though I do not write and very seldom call them on the phone. My two brothers should win the award for “best brothers”.

6. I am introvert by nature although I love having a lot of friends. I am a loyal friend.

7.  By being an introvert, I need a lot of quite time and reflection time. I get cranky when I don’t get enough of those. My husband is the opposite – he is Mr. Extrovert.

8.  Being an introvert, I am not good at conversations, especially the “chit chat ones”. I do not like talking on the phone. If you call my cell phone and I don’t answer, you’d get a message recorded by Bradley. It says ” You’ve reached Liza’s phone. DO NOT LEAVE A MESSAGE -she does not check her messages. That’s true. E-mail me if you need to reach me.

9.  I love to sing but singing doesn’t like me. I can only sing while taking showers 😉

10.  I also love to dance but dancing doesn’t like me either. Although in elementary and High School I danced a lot, even on school programs. But now I hardly dance except swaying during worship 😉

11. I love books and I think books like me :). Reading informative books, self-help books and biographies are my favorites. I don’t read fiction and novels that much. I love reading poetry though.

12. “Acts of Service” is my primary love language. Anything I can do or you?I love giving words of encouragement too. I love inspiring people to be their best.

13.  Someday when I retire and we can afford it, I’d love to “travel around the world”. Also a lot of gardening and flower arranging;

14.  I am a B.S. Psycholgy graduate. I took Psychology because it has the fewest Math requirements I could find in college that also has a lot of science.

15. Yes, I hate Math and love Science. Later on I realized I really really like Psychology and so glad I took that as my major.

16. I love living on Maui. Love the ocean, the sunsets, the people, the weather, and everything Maui. That’s why and how I started A Maui Blog.

Source: amauiblog.com via Liza on Pinterest


17.  I like eating ethnic Filipino food, And yes I do eat balut (much to my hubby’s disgust:). If you don’t know what balut it, don’t ask (you might gag).

18.  I own more than 25+ cookbooks but only used less than 10 of the recipes written those those 25+ cookbooks. Am a messy cook. I also am insecure with my cooking ability. I’d rather eat what you cook.

19.  Blogging and Twittering are among my favorite things to do. Lately, Pinterest was added to this list.  I am on Facebook because my family and friends are in it 🙂 Lately I had been having fun with myFacebook Page – Please click the photo to see it and I hope you like it:



20. I don’t exercise very much. But I need to. I also don’t drink water as much as I need too. And did I mention I love eating fried foods? I can’t claim to be a health buff. I’d fail the healthy list test.

21. I love to run.  I know that’s an exercise. I love running but so busy I always neglect to run regularly. I must put running in my schedule!

22. I am a mama of an Italian Greyhound named Sonny.And yes, I spoil that dog a lot!

23.  I am also a mama to two cats, Bob and Gus (both of the are female) . They are kinda spoiled too.

If you have gone this far, I salute you and give you a hug!   If you would like to subscribe to my feed via e-mail, just enter your e-mail address in the box below.  Those who subscribe during the UBP will be included in a draw and the winner will get a box of  Hawaiian Chocolate Covered Macadamias 🙂

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48 thoughts on “Welcome UBP Peepz – Aloha!”

  1. Good Morning! I really enjoyed your introduction you have a lot of passion and heart! Your family is beautiful and Hawaii looks beautiful! I am happy to meet you and hope to stay connected please stop by and say hello and keep on blogging! Visit from UBP 12!!

  2. Thanks so much for joining the party!
    Hawaii is the most beautiful place on earth, you are so lucky to live there.

    Funny thing, I liked Math and Physics at school and I thought I’d like Psychology in college but I ended up dropping out of it b/c it had so much memorizing of biology brain stuff in the beginning that I gave up.

  3. Ooooh I am so enjoying this post! We have a lot of things in common, like the singing and the books (although I prefer YA fiction), the phone vs. email thing, and the being super short. 🙂 I’m a psychology major as well, but mine is a BA and I TOOK IT FOR THE SAME REASON. Math. UGH.

    I actually like science, but only some science, like astronomy and earth science. I LOVE earth science. But math can jump in a lake.

    Popping by from UBP. WOOHOO! 😀

  4. Aloha sista! Found you through the UBP! I am also Filipino, a blogger, Jesus follower, and I loooove Maui! My hubby and I got married in Maui {at the Fairmont} in 2005! We have such fond memories of Maui and hope we can go back there soon and show our son why we love it so much! While there we also visited Calvary Chapel Maui and loved it! If we were ever fortunate enough to live in HI, I think we’d choose to live on Maui. So glad I found you!!!

    ~ Ferly
    Gifts We Use {to grow, love and serve}

  5. Aloha! I love the twenty questions style lists- they are great icebreakers and good to get to know the blogger outside of the thoughts they share! We have much in common- hey I think books like me too (dancing and singing not so much 😉 though I’d love to be better! You know, like those women who seem to have so much confidence in those areas. I love the idea of Maui, the slower paced lifestyle, spirit, beauty and nature. It is my dream to someday visit (and luckily my family shares that dream)
    Thank you for sharing so much of your home and yourself with the blog world!!

  6. I cannot beging to tell how many personality traits we share, lol, from not liking to talk on the phone, only singing in the car!, to being a messy cooks with tons of unused cook books! lol I just came over from UBP12 and visited your Pinterest board ( found a few pins there to follow! ) and would like to invite you to participate in Project Pinterest on April 19th where everyone that creates something from a pin that has inspired them can share. Waving hi from the hills of North Carolina 🙂

  7. I loved this intro Liza! I learned a few new things. I too am a cookbook fan but have cooked very few recipes from my collection and I also love singing in the car, loud. Have a wonderful weekend!

  8. It’s always nice to “bump” into another Liza. I am also an introvert and totally relate to your phone etiquette. I never return an voicemail, either. My family and I will be moving to the Island of Oahu in about three weeks. I’m anxious to find out more about the islands of Hawa’ii. Sure glad I stumbled upon your blog. Aloha!

  9. Hi Liza! Thanks for stopping by my blog and I am glad to get to come by yours! You have an amazing introduction! That was a great way to get to know you without actually getting to meet you! 🙂 Your family is beautiful and Maui looks beautiful too! I hope one day I will get to come there myself! 🙂

  10. Hi there, I found your blog via UBP12. I write about traveling with kids and Maui was one of our best vacations ever. Hope we’ll return some day!

  11. Hi Liza! Isn’t it cool that us introverts can get ourselves out there on the web? I love Maui as well and can’t wait to go back! Aloha!

  12. Great post. I love Maui! So beautiful. My dtr chose Maui for her trip when she graduated from college. We had a blast. Look forward to getting to know you. I added you to my google reader.

  13. I’ve been following your blog for a few weeks, so it was WONDERFUL to learn more about you from this post. I majored in psyc too, but that was way back in 1965, when I needed some type of science major to get into med school. Now I’m retired, live on Maui part-time, and love writing about Maui. I know you love being a mom, so I have some great news for you: being a grandparent is even more fun! (By the way, you were right: I shouldn’t have looked up what balut is.)

  14. Hello! Visiting from the UBP! I just love your introduction about yourself…there are definitely somethings that remind me of myself as well. Thanks for stopping by my blog as well! Maui looks absolutely beautfiul! Cheers!

  15. I have always wanted to visit Maui!! Its on my life list no fair you get to live there year round:( lol but some people say we live in paradise here too in Florida so I cant complain. When I start planning my trip I will definitely have to come back and visit to get tips on what to do and where to eat.

  16. Thank you for coming over to visit. I’m falling behind on my partying. I love all the wonderful images. You and I have at least 5 points in common – I have two cats and two dogs – I’m an introvert my husband is an extrovert – I love fried food – I love Pilipino food (tons of it in San Diego). And I never know where my phone is and my family gets so mad at it. TTYL

  17. Aloha Liza,

    I’m a mom too!!! You’re right, I did find something in common with ya– actually I found many, many things in common. Your post is so candid and really does give a nice glimpse in to who you are– thanks for that. I’m stopping by from the Ultimate BP to share some aloha, become your newest follower via email and send some Aloha to a fellow Hawaii mama. I would love it if you visited localsugarhawaii.com. E Komo Mai, come “join the ride”. We’re a new little blog, but we’re working super hard to be a good little blog.


  18. It’s so nice to meet you, Liza! We have many things in common :). I love Jesus, love being a mom, love singing and reading, love serving and encouraging others, don’t like talking on the phone, and psychology was one of my masters degree studies.

    Thanks for visiting my photo blog. If you get a chance, please stop by and visit my main blog, “Living for God” sometime :). I subscribed to your feed via email. I love Hawaiian Chocolate Covered Macadamias :)!

  19. Hi Liza,

    You sound so sweet – someone it would be nice to know online and in person. Thank you for visiting my blog, and yes those desserts are amazing, aren’t they!

    Aaaaand you’re probably my very favourite blogger just because of where you live – I love Hawaii so much (though I’ve never been to Maui). It is my dream to live there full-time (or even part-time would be nice). Interested in adopting an adult with a husband and two big dogs?

  20. Hey Liza! I loved getting to know you through your UBP post – such a great list!

    I, too, am a bit of an introvert. I’ll chat on the phone w/ close friends/family, but I definitely need my down-time after being around others.

    I love your outgoing vm message – at least you’re totally honest about not checking your messages!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. I’m visiting here as both webhelpergal.com & MomKaboodle.com.

    Have fun partying! =)

  21. Oh man, even though I am 5’7″ I suspect that if you put pictures of us with our husbands side by side we’d look like we were the same height! My husband is 6’8″ and I had to stand on something to have my face near his shoulders in our wedding photos! It was nice to meet you, seem like a really great lady! I look forward to following along with you in the future. #UBP12

  22. It’s hard to branch out and use different recipes in cook books. I am right there w ya. Except I don’t have 25 cookbooks. haha!

  23. Liza! It was so fun to learn more about you. Loved this post! I’m an introvert too. HATE talking on the phone and those awkward “Ok. Bye.” “Bye.” “Bye.” moments… haha. Email all the way!

  24. Hi Liza!

    Thank you so much for stopping by my blog ~ librarystorytimeabcs.blogspot.com ~ and leaving such a kind message. 🙂

    This is my first UBParty and I am enjoying the opportunity to get to “meet” wonderful people like you! I have subscribed to your blog and look forward to reading more about you and your beautiful family. Being a Mom is the most fulfilling and delightful thing in the world. I can see from your post that you also delight in your role as a Mom. I love that!

    Enjoy your day in Maui. Take care! K

  25. I also own many cookbooks but keep returning to the same best loved recipes. Our blog is all about cats big and small so I smiled when I saw Bob and Gus mentioned in your post.So nice to meet you through the UBParty!

  26. Greetings! Sending my love from #UBP12! Thank you for visiting my little bitty blog. I appreciate the comments.

    Great intro post.
    Looks like we serve the same KING! You have a lovely family, thank you for sharing.

    I am subscribing to your blog via email. Can’t wait to learn more about you and your family.


  27. Hi! or Aloha or Namaste! Thanks for visiting my blog….A Princess Born of India….and for the kind words.

    I just recently found 5 minutes…while trying to promote the non-profit I am involved with (Illuminate India).

    We have a lot in common…a fondness for motherhood and for those skinny dogs for starters. We adopted not only our children, but also two greyhounds off the race track who sadly, have found their way to heaven. (Both appear in our blog as well) As soon as the youngest kiddo is a bit more gentle, we will be adding another.

    Thanks for sharing all about you. It was fun to read and soak up some cyber sun vicariously through you!


  28. Hello!
    Thanks for visiting my blog 🙂
    I am going to find out what balut is, I have Filipino friends and one of them has taught me how to cook several different dishes and I love all their foods. Yup I am going to find out what that is! lol

  29. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and your sweet comments! Your blog is very nice and so is your island. 🙂 I’ve been there a few times and it’s such a pretty place with friendly people. 🙂

  30. It’s nice to meet you! Thanks for visiting my blog, Worst Mom Ever. This is a great post. I love the cell phone part. I don’t even know how to get my messages, my twelve year old has to do it for me!

  31. I loved reading more about you! Thank you for visiting my blog 🙂 My parents are from Guam so I am VERY familiar with the island cultures. I’m an introvert as well. My hubby is actually the outgoing one between the both of us 🙂 I’m now a follower 😉

  32. You are too too cute! Thank you for stopping by my blog. It’s so cool you live in Maui (or do you say *on* Maui?). I’d live to visit Hawaii some day. Aloha!

  33. I loved reading your list! We have a lot in common. I really hate talking on the phone too. And I don’t know why.

    You have a beautiful family! So good to “meet” you through the UBP!


  34. Hi Liza! So nice to meet you and get to read about your family and your life. I am so jealous you live in Hawaii! How wonderful that must be. Sorry I am just now stopping by, I was away at a conference last week, and am trying to catch up on everything. I hope you’re having a wonderful day, and just wanted to let you know that you have a beautiful family!

  35. Thanks for stopping by singledou[b]t. It lead me to your blog which is fun! Your sense of humor fits right in with what i like to read!

  36. Hi Liza, Thank you so much for your visit. I’m so happy I had a chance to get to know you. Living in Hawaii sounds so wonderful. I look forward to reading your posts and following you.

    See you soon,

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