About Me

Jennifer Bichara Blogger at Jennys Serendipity Art BlogI revamped my “About Me” section to an interview format as I find it easier to write about myself this way and I think it is more real and personal.

Tell me more about yourself

I am very blessed to say that I do have the freedom and fun of living as a virtual assistant and as an art blogger. I cannot say I am a full time freelance writer as actually, I do many other things besides write or blog. My work revolves around managing websites, web content, editing, writing, coding, and working around WordPress for various clients all over the world.

I am the youngest of 10 children and am currently based in Naga City, Camarines Sur for 3+ years now. I am Lebanese-Palestinian decent from my father side and Filipino on my mother’s side.

As for my schooling, I attended College of Saint Benilde and took up the course Business Administration, minor in Arts Management.

Now how did you start your blog?

I started my Jenny’s Serendipity blog when I got sick and was bored of my life. When I first came across the WordPress platform, I immediately got hooked. I did not anticipate that I will be enjoying blogging so this is my life now, on my way to retirement. JOKE!  

My blog did not start as an art blog.  Only till October of 2014, my interest and obsession in art blogging begun; thanks to Kevin Sabino, a Filipino artist whom I met via Perla Daly’s Pinay.com July 2014 event in Makati.

Then, I was introduced to Millet Galeos by my batch mate, Wam Molina. I will forever be grateful as she was the one who introduced me to all the art groups who helped change the course of my blog.

Successes of your blog as a whole:

  • My Depression: Blogging has helped me fight depression. My obsession with WordPress was and still is my coping mechanism to this invisible illness.
  • My Self-Esteem: My fixation over blogging influenced me to become more positive than my usual negative self. It lifted me up from despair.
  • Window of Opportunities: My blog is also my portfolio so this keeps me stable as a freelancer. 95% of my work involves around WordPress. As a matter-of-fact, my skill in blogging is the one that pays for my roof, my food, my short travels and so forth.

Successes of your art blog:

I also helped one Filipino Artist, Lord Ahzrin Bacalla his 1st art sale from a foreign client based in the States. I wrote about him here.

Azhrin Bacalla Artwork Sale via Blogging at Jenny's Serendipity

Gifts from Artist - Jennifer Bichara -# JennySerendipitywww.jennysserendity.com

I would like to extend my gratitude to 4 artists who gave me artworks as gifts for blogging about their art and they are as follows: 

Forgot to mention that I also contribute to an Aura Elite Magazine based in United Kingdom – art section. AURA Magazine is a monthly bespoke magazine for the Filipino community with special features and exclusive interviews. The magazine features sections on Filipino celebrities, events, travel, dining, health and beauty, movies, music, immigration and much more.

For someone who is a reclusive blogger who rarely sees people; I am proud to say that my ultimate success is when people say: “Keep up the good work, we need people like you.”

I am also honored that despite my isolation, I managed to recruit Filipino artist here and abroad to feature their artworks via my blog.

What are your plans for your blog?

If I can do this full time, I will be the happiest women in the world. The rate my blog is going, looks like I will transfer to a self-hosted site sooner. With a self-hosting website, I can do so much more and earn some money: I can even do full blast SEO, add advertising Google ads, invite sponsors, even add a shop and sell, play with plugins and so forth. My current site with the free platform, I pay for my domain, theme and custom fonts.  Looks like the cost will be even cheaper if I decide to a self-hosting site.

Also, the marketing principles you do on a small business and art is practically the same. I might as well apply what I learned at work to my website.

This is definitely something to ponder about!

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The class clown of yesterday now gives more time to her passions as life shouldn’t be all work. Here at Jenny’s Serendipity, my world now revolves around ART and art alone, and Filipino Artists of different genres who she appreciates.

This is definitely a lifetime hobby—this will be my legacy! 

Feel free to contact me here:

193 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Hi Jenny! How’s it going? I’ve been into blogging, too. Check my articles on iskandals.com. All my articles about life and food are written down. Even life during the HS was also taken into notice.

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  2. Hi Jenny,

    Yes I am glad I found you…

    I still live in San Diego, and don’t travel internationally as much, like I used to.

    Every once in while I visit customers in LA.

    Do you still live in LA?

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  3. what a lovely blog you have jenny it is a pleasure to read something about you if you ever want to say hello i dont mind you sending a email good luck for the future with your blog and hope it brings you a lot of joy and happiness iam glad my words cheered you today from kevin in hampshire uk

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    • Your welcome and thank you so much for the wonderful comments.
      Actually, all of the bloggers I came across to are all very inspiring and talented
      including you
      This is the reason why I love blogging
      Thank you for inspiring me

      Jenny

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  4. I use to date a girl who when entering a bar would shout out, “who do I have to blow to get a beer?”…the relationship didn’t last long, but it she was hilarious…lol.

    Thanks for following my blog…hope every once in a while to get you to laugh as well.

    Be encouraged!

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  5. jennysserendipity, thank you so much for visiting my blog and for your words to me.
    I will return with love your blog!
    Congratulations for your family so beautiful!
    jennysserendipity, I wish you a blessed Sunday! 🙂

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  6. Hey!! Thanks for stopping by. 🙂 As for the quote above, at least, in regards my life…SERENDIPITY plays a larger percentage…however, I do feel serendipitous moments pop up more frequently when you are on the “right” path. When you’re open and follow life’s cues. Know what I mean??? Hope you are well. xoxoxo

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    • Thank you Sandra..really happy for the nomination..I have been behind with the awards…Will work on it, it will be my next post…will include the other awards as well. Let me visit everyone first. [:)] Blogging is like friendships..when one visits you and says hello; you do the same. Currently, I am visiting my family and saying hello to all of them while I do the same with blogging. 🙂

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  7. Hi Jenny, thanks for stopping by my blog, liking and now following it. I think its great that you blog and that you’re so upbeat about it all. Your blog is absolutely great, you must keep it up…the world needs more people like you… I’m now following you…Carol

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  8. thankyou for your interest in my blog-i particularly like your “When is it ok to turn back or bite”- a good idea to think about – i hope soon to return to more of my writings about feelings – love – as i hid them away for some 63 years- the second chapter of the Valentino Old Lion is almost ready to post – again thank you for following my blog

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    • Your so welcome and thank you for liking my post,When is it ok to turn back or bite.” Keep it up as writing about feelings and love will help you move on and understand the evolution of our life. You don’t know how blogging as helped me tremendously with my psyche and confidence. I will surely wait for the second chapter of Valentino Old Lion. Thank you again. 🙂

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  9. Hi Jenny, Thanks for coming by my Blog – until now my comments have ended up in spam but I am working on clearing my name ! It is a slow task to say the least. If you find my comment there will you please mark me as not spam – thanks so much and sorry we had to meet this way 🙂 Lesley

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  10. I’m a newbie to this blogger world Jenny! I was just going through some interesting profiles, and found you! I like the way you’ve presented your ideas, would love to follow! Hoping the same from you! 🙂

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  11. Hi, I love how you’ve embraced your funloving and humorous side, as that’s what the world is sorely lacking! If more people saw the lighter side of life we’d all be a lot happier! Thank you for the 3 likes and the follow! If you drink in hope, you’ll breathe out happiness! You’re very talented, keep writing!

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  12. Hi Jenny,

    I am delighted to have you visiting “Have A Dream” and liking my posts. You have a wonderful blog too. Keep posting and keep excelling !!!

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  13. Hello Jenny! You have such a beautiful blog, I look forward to enjoying more of it. Also, thank you for following my blog at Faith1st Ministry. I hope it has and will continue to be a major blessing in your life. May God richly bless you as you continue to write and blog. Please continue with us on this journey and remember to have Faith 1st. — Sebastian

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  14. I remember so much of the words and thoughts in the letters and knew that all meant something. Keep the feelings thoughts and experiences of this journey great and positive.

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  15. Hi, Jenny!

    Thanks for dropping by and following my blog. Following yours, too. I find your posts very interesting. And I like how you describe yourself. 😀

    More power to you!

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  16. I am really so thankful for being one of your featured artist. Your work is inspiring, game changer & explosive. I’ve been praying for this to come. There where articles that I would supposedly be included on some papers & magazines but it didn’t happen yet. I’m glad of this and marked it is a channel of more opportunities & blessings to come for you and each of every artist that is involved. Let’s continue our ART-venture & Cr8tivity. 🙂

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