About Me

You may ask, "Why The Goal Digger's Handbook?". Well, to be honest, I was going to use "The Goal Digger's Journey" but my cousin Reyn suggested to use Handbook instead. I think it is brilliant because this blog is not just about my journey, it's about mixture of everything- my thoughts, lifestyle, how to's, etc. 

Let me introduce myself.

Of course, an introduction. A beginning. Where are my manners?

Just kidding! That was a quote from the book called The Book Thief.  I guess I should Harvard reference it, huh?

Let me do that again.

"Of course, an introduction. A beginning. Where are my manners?" (Zusak, 2005, pg.4)


I'm Xyza, I'm 20 and I was born and raised in the Philippines. I'm 100% authentic Filipino. I was born on February 9, 1995. I am currently studying BA (Hons) Hospitality and Tourism Management. I have a passion in beauty and fashion. I also like writing that's why I decided to create a blog.

To be honest, I think my heels are higher than my self-esteem! I like to consider myself as an introvert. I tend to trust people easily and I guess it'll be the death of me. I am not very confident, but trust me, when I am around with people I'm comfortable with, I am very sound.  

I like isolated places. I think it's a good place to unwind and discover yourself.

I love going to coffee shops and read books there. My favourite author is God. A quote that I've read somewhere says, "The Bible is the only book where the Author is in love with the reader." Oh, and you're right! I'm a Christian. I've been baptised in the Seventh-Day Adventist Church.

Aside from that, I love Nicholas Sparks. I mean, who doesn't love a well-written romance novel? I have almost everything of his books. I mean, I haven’t read them all because I have other books on my bookshelf, but I intend to read them all. You can say I am the type of person who has many unread books but can never leave a bookshop without buying one.

I also love poetry. Lang Leav is one of my favourite poets. I also like Shakespeare. NO! Scratch that.  I love Shakespeare.  As I quote:

“Under love’s heavy burden do I sink.”
Romeo and Juliet, Act 1 Scene 4, Line 22.

You can tell from those statements that I’m hopeless romantic.

I can talk more about my other favourite books and authors over a cup of coffee. I am willing to discuss about it if you are interested. Just leave me a message and we'll arrange something!

I also like to consider myself as a liberal feminist. I have so many thoughts about this and most of them are probably open to wide criticism. Therefore, I’m going to keep my mouth shut. I don’t have time to defend myself yet. I mean, do I even need to defend myself for having such opinions? Whatever.

Music, music, music! Where would I be without music? The genre of the songs that I listen to depends on my mood. I listen to almost every genre, really.

I am an art enthusiast. I mean, who doesn't love to appreciate Van Gogh and Picasso. Ohh, how their stories and paintings give inspiration to the world!

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