musing,  special post

Dec. 5, my birthday, please indulge me 😁

I know, I know, I have an about page, and many website say “Don’t talk about yourself! No one cares…”

but ah…

Why not?

And besides, what’s a better way to celebrate my birthday than letting you get to know me?

So if you’re interested here I go!

…Who I am?

I’m a Filipino citizen, mixed between Chinese, Spanish, and Filipino.

Jessica E. Larsen
Me and my (then) 20 month old son (2018)

I was born in the Philippines in December 1984. I moved to Spain back in 2004 and still haven’t learned Spanish as much as I should.

-​I’m married to a very loving Norwegian. I learned his language first which is probably why my Spanish sucks! I’m often proud but shy to introduce him to everyone. Why? Well, he’s much older than I am and I don’t like receiving a negative reaction from people because of it. I’m not his trophy wife; we’re poor right now. πŸ˜‚

I’ve taken an interest in English ever since a helicopter landed in the yard of my kindergarten school when I was four, and two Americans gave me a tour around my hometown from above. Desperately wanting to understand them, those strange white men with beautiful blue eyes and colored hair, I read every English book I could get my hands on…

Even though I understood nothing about them.

Things I love…

I love writing and reading books. I read anything from herbal books, memoirs, and fiction. When it comes to fiction, I especially enjoy romcom, Young Adult, and New-adult that doesn’t revolve around sex. I also find great satisfaction reading Paranormal stories, not much about vampires though. There are so many vampire stories around. Oh, but I adore Hotel Transylvania, just because Dracula finds human blood disgusting, and well, I love the story.

My favorite book series is probably Harry Potter, but I didn’t read book 7 right away. I stopped reading it a few pages after Hedwig’s death. I hate how he was gone just like that. In my heart, I want him to stay alive.

I’m also into Japanese manga and anime. Mostly shounen and seinen demographic. I prefer Josei over shoujo. Shoujo used to be my favorite when I started reading manga, but I don’t know; there are just too many things that annoy me about it in the last couple of years. I still read shoujo from time to time. Probably, finding a new favorite 1 out of 100.

I love traveling! I’ve been driving with my husband up and down in Europe for many years, and one day I hope to reach even more places. Visiting beautiful beaches, mountains, old cities, historical places, even caves; they all inspired me. As shy as I am, I still like meeting new people because after a few minutes, that shyness will fade and I’ll be talking like we have known each other since childhood.

– And cats! I love cats. However, after tragically losing my beloved cat (only three years old), I’m sure that I’ll never have another one in my home.

His name was Saturn. He was 3 (back in 2009)


Writing. Sure writing is a career for me and I dream of one day living with just writing, but it’s also my biggest hobby.

– Second. Reading. Yeah, you know that already.

I also enjoy creating digital arts and take pictures.

Sewing. Yes, I love sewing too! I don’t follow trends much and I love sewing my own clothes.

Making desserts.

– Watching old films and listening to older music. Most of my favorite music is from the 60’s up to the β€™90s. If you want to see/hear my playlist on Youtube. Click Here. I try to keep updated.

Want to know more? Ask and I’ll create a post about it with a link to your site. Get in touch! πŸ˜‰ I might be late to respond at times, but I’ll always take the time to reply to comments and messages.

Jessica / Jessie Winterspring is a time travel romance fanatic who loves writing fiction about ordinary people with extraordinary experiences. She blogs music inspired stories, poems, micro-fictions, moments in life. She enjoy spending time outdoors, adore animals and traveling with her family. She like anything unusual and fun. CLICK HERE to read more about her or CLICK HERE to view her books


  • buddy71

    Happy Birthday! Though a bit late. πŸ₯³πŸ₯³πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‚πŸŽ‚
    My current GF is much younger than me. She is Chinese. I love old movies…1930-1940s. Classic Rock!!

  • stevescountry

    A very belated but HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you Jessica!! It was great to read more about you for sure, I don’t know why people say it shouldn’t be done, I think it would be nice for everyone to do that. Hope you had a most wonderful day Jessica!πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ΊπŸ˜»πŸ₯³πŸ₯³πŸŽ‚πŸŽ‰πŸŽ†πŸ’

  • popsiclesociety

    And thinking that I have your birthday signed in my calendar and I’m still late…sigh… πŸ˜”
    Happy Birthday dear Jess and really sorry for the delay!
    I’ve taken an interest in English from when I was little too but your story is much nicer than mine 😍πŸ€ͺ
    Proud but shy…you’re a very lovely women and you don’t need to worry about what others are saying…you three are a lovely family πŸ’•
    Travelling can really be inspiring, especially for a writer πŸ˜‰
    Saturn, Orion…let’s hope one day we’ll be able to travel and see our world from outside πŸ˜‰πŸ˜
    You are a wonderful women, mother and wife πŸ’• Wish you all the best and happiness this world (and not only this one πŸ˜‰), can give you πŸ’•

  • Nour

    Happy late bday bc I rarely read posts since I suck! I hope you got to eat a lot of desserts.
    β€œI’m not his trophy wife; we’re poor right now.” I DIED GURL-
    It’s amazing that you were able to learn 2 languages. Certainly admirable. I’d give you wool (I think that is what it’s called?) For your sewing if I was present at your bday. I hope youd like it πŸ˜‚
    Hope you’re enjoying your time in heaven Saturn πŸ₯ΊπŸ₯Ί

    • Jessica E. Larsen

      I did bake a big cake for myself but it was mostly eaten by my husband 🀣
      Glad I made laugh πŸ˜„
      I’m also happy I learned his language but it get harder learning a newer ones… I’m getting old πŸ˜€
      Saturn will always be in my heart and always wish for him to have good time wherever he is. He was a well behave cat… even after a decade, I still feel like crying when I think of him…
      Thanks Nour πŸ₯°

  • Simon

    Happy Birthday Jessica πŸ€—πŸ˜πŸ’and I’m happy to read about yourself, and we know most of it already 😁 and from my opinion – no body is poor until we can breath and eat and love. And never be bothered about critics from social. I am happy for you the life you chose the way you wanted, gratitude my dear author.πŸ€—πŸ€—Have a lovely day and a wonderful week ahead πŸ’πŸ’πŸ€—

    • Jessica E. Larsen

      You always warms my heart with your words. Thank you for being a dear friend πŸ₯° Stay strong and healthy. I hope you have a great weekend πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸΉ

  • aruna3

    Most beautiful and intresting heart enjoyed it.firstly,HAPPY BIRTHDAY MY DEAR FILIPINO BEAUTY JESSICA.Your all hobbies are amazing.those photos are most beautiful made by you specially animated photos.last line is my favourite,dear Jessica!!” Writer blogger always is true for writing a interesting post.a lovely kiss for your cute baby.xxxxπŸ’πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–my love in heart is your gift on your happy birthdayπŸ’žπŸ’žπŸ’žπŸ’žπŸ’žπŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•

      • aruna3

        Most welcome,dear Jessica!!🌹🌹🌹🌹🌷🌷🌷🌷🌷🌷🌻🌻🌻🌻🌺🌺🌺

  • Lightness Traveling

    Happy birthday! (And it’s still your birthday here.) I love your attitude about life. It makes you rich in the ways that matter, and that ‘s fun to read about. (ツ)b

    Good cheer and best wishes to you and to your family❣

  • Jim Borden

    I wish you the happiest of birthdays, Jessica! Thanks for sharing a little bit about yourself. You are a true artist. Your husband and son are two lucky guys πŸ™‚

  • Zoewiezoe

    You should come live in Holland – we celebrate Sinterklaas on the 5th of December so the entire country will be in celebration mode xD

    Ps. Reading about the person behind the blog IS awesome. Screw the people who said you shouldn’t 🀭

    I’m very curious to the older partner now though. How much older is he? How did you two meet? Mooooreeee details please!

    • Jessica E. Larsen

      Thanks Zoe. It’s been my dream to be in Holland. Especially to see those wonderful tulips 🌷 😍

      There’s no problem for to tell but he’s about 20+ older. We in my country. He was arguing with a pizza seller and after listening for a while I joined in the fight. And that’s where it began. πŸ˜…

  • Kalvin Cinco

    Happy Birthday Jessica!

    I also stopped reading HP Book 7 for a while when Hedwig died, my heart just couldn’t!
    I’m a December person too! My birthday is on New Year’s Eve πŸ™‚

    Hope you have an amazing day!

    • Jessica E. Larsen

      Thanks Kalvin ❀
      Haha πŸ˜€ I’m sure JK tormented lot of reader because of Hedwig’s death.
      Wow, New years Eve! A new beginning πŸ’ž

  • Diana

    Wish you a wonderful birthday, Jessica! Thanks for sharing a little bit about yourself… You’re a year younger than me.. πŸ˜‰..
    Be happy and blessed always. Your son is adorable!! πŸ˜πŸ˜β€οΈπŸŒˆπŸ™πŸ’


    Wish you a very happy birthday Jessica and God bless you with what ever you wish for today and everyday of your life with good health wealth and prosperity in abundance 🎈🎈🎈πŸ’₯πŸ’₯πŸ’₯πŸŒΉπŸŒΉπŸŒΉπŸŽπŸŽπŸŽπŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸ’πŸ’πŸ’ That’s an interesting autobiography and it’s quite interesting! Have a great day Jessica πŸ‘πŸ€

    • Jessica E. Larsen

      I appreciate your kind words so much Srikanth, thank you so much for your wonderful wishes 😊 ❀

  • joyroses13

    Oh my gosh!! We are twins! Well not literally BUT…..My birthday is Dec.5rh! Did you aee Tippy’s count down calendar in his sidebar? He and the other jokesters love giving me a hard time about turning 50! I may have given them a hard time about being old so its coming back to me. Ha!

    I enjoyed reading about you! If you and your husband are happy that is all that matters! Your boy is adorable! Impressed at you knowing more than one language. I tried to learn Spanish in school, did awful!
    Writing a hobby and reading! YUP!!

    Happy Birthday!! Hope you have a very special one! ❀

    • Jessica E. Larsen

      πŸ˜„ yes I saw it, and has been waiting for a chance to greet you. It’s just been so busy since I’m the one who has to prepare everything for my own birthday (even baking) but I bet they will be eating most of it. 🀣

      Thank you for your kind words. I too you’re having a great time on your day. Actually a very special jubilee. 50 isn’t old and I was sure we were more or less the same age haha πŸ˜„

      • joyroses13

        Thankz! I did have a very nice day! I hope you did too. Yes, more or less the same age, I like that! πŸ™‚
        You are making it through my Anna stories pretty fast. πŸ™‚

        • Jessica E. Larsen

          Oh well…when I start reading I have a hard time stopping. Stories or blog post. But beautiful stories especially πŸ˜„

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