About Niceheart

profile 3aHi.  I am originally from the Philippines.  I have been living in Canada since 1989.  I have a background in Accounting.  But now I work in the Claims Department of an insurance company.  I have been there since 1996, yes, it’s been a long time.   I like working there because we have good benefits and flexible hours and I like the people I work with.   I also work part time at the deli department of a local grocery store.

I am a mother to three boys:  Reggie (24), Ryan (20) and Ryland (16).  Reggie has finished university with a degree in Jazz Music.  He has performed as a Jazz Musician at different gigs and events and he was one of the featured artists at the 2013 TD Winnipeg International Jazz Festival. He has also tried stand-up comedy and he has hosted Live! With Reggie San Miguel, a series of shows(late night format) where he has interviewed some local artists including children music performer, Mr. Fred Penner.  Ryan is still in university.  He’s still very undecided on what he wants to do, but that’s fine.  I try to be there to support and guide him.  Ryland is still in high school.  Typical teenager, can be sweet, sometimes, and irreverent at times, too, the latter more often than the former.  Ryan will sometimes say, “give him a couple more years,” when he sees me and Ryland butting heads.    “But, Ryan.” I said one time, “you’ve been saying that for about two years now.”  How much longer do I have to wait? 🙂

I was married for 19 years, but I am now single and divorced.  It hasn’t been easy for all of us.  There was a lot of bitterness between my ex and me after the end of the marriage, but we got through the most difficult part of the separation.  We are now in good terms that we could communicate in a friendly manner.

I started this blog at a time when I had a lot of time on my hands.  That was when I was still working at home.  But that only lasted for 6 years and since I came back to work downtown, I haven’t got much time to update this blog.  But as I’ve said before, I want to keep this blog on-line because people tell me they get inspiration from my posts.  And after revisiting this article about my blog, I am inspired to revive Journey to Honeyville.   Especially now that I have literally journeyed back to my homeland, which is sort of the essence of “Journey to Honeyville.”

Read more about me and this blog …

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Winnipeg, July 1, 2014


11 Comments Add your own

  • 1. aurea  |  September 17, 2006 at 3:02 pm

    Kamusta! Very nice site you have here. I am at that age, when my husband and I should decide when to have kids. So I like reading about you raising them.

  • 2. niceheart  |  September 17, 2006 at 10:35 pm

    Thanks, aurea. I’m glad you like reading my site. 🙂

  • 3. eric  |  February 1, 2007 at 6:09 pm

    Hi Irene!

    Please email me your email address at senorenerique@gmail.com


  • 4. donna  |  August 6, 2007 at 12:31 am

    Hello Catherine,

    I am here again! (Do you remember me visiting your Catherine’s corner last year? I even left a comment on your site.) I happened to browse your site again and was able to read the interview you had with “Philippines Today.”

    I am pleased to see that you’ve got new blogs for people to read and get inspiration from.

    I am one of those people who are fascinated and inspired by your online journals (big fan ei?). And for this, I would like to ask you a BIG FAVOR. Could I possibly interview you for the “Good Morning Philippines” show on CKJS Radio Winnipeg?
    Your writings have inspired a lot of people in your own way and I want to be able to spread the good talent and the “nice heart” that you are…Please..

    I will wait for your reply at dons_canada@yahoo.com.

    take care always and I always look forward to meeting you in person.


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    Follow these guidelines and you will build that new home with little, or no, problems. bathroom remodeling chicago can help…

  • 6. leslie  |  November 29, 2007 at 5:35 pm

    i hate canada geese because i’m doing something for school in science it sucks really bad ha ha i’m not kidding!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! suckers

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  • 8. Jessica  |  April 1, 2009 at 12:29 pm

    Aww, Nice heart,
    You sound like such a sweet person! I hope your family is well:)

  • 9. Journey to Honeyville | Journey to Honeyville  |  July 1, 2014 at 10:29 pm

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  • 10. Nitz  |  July 4, 2014 at 12:22 am

    Hi Irene,

    Nice to see that you are back on your blog site.

    I love reading all your blogs so inspiring 🙂

  • 11. niceheart  |  July 4, 2014 at 8:00 pm

    Thank you Nitz 🙂


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