Hi there! My name is Cristina (people close to me call me Tina or Tin but “Tyh” will always be my favorite!)  I am a mom of three wonderful children, working a full-time job helping families reach their financial goals as a Financial Advisor.

I was born and raised in the Philippines and decided to move to Canada with my family more than 10 years ago.

I love documenting my life by writing in my journal and taking photos or videos. Yes, I always love “Show & Tell” (that activity in school where you get to bring your favorite things and show it to your classmates and talk about it) so I guess that explains why I have this little corner in the internet world. One day it felt that my ramblings cannot fit in the small space in my brain and I thought that a blog is the best place to let it all out.  I made a personal blog in WordPress until I decided to take my ramblings into a notch  higher  – so I took the chance and officially came up with “Momsie’s Circle” in 2012, fast forward to 2020 I want my space to be known as your “Cup of Tyh.”

Thank you for visiting. Maraming salamat sa pagdaan. Merci beacoup.

…more about me & this blog

Momsiecle.com became my official blog site in March of 2012. I started my first blog on a free blogging platform in 2006 as a just for fun blog where I write just about anything: my daily experiences, the movie that I watched or the food that I just tried.  When my family and I moved to Winnipeg in 2009, I started to write about my challenges and discoveries about living in Canada as an immigrant.  Back then, there were just a few blogs that talks about immigrant’s life in Canada, that is when I decided make momsiecle.com a place to come for aspiring Canadian immigrants and for immigrants (like me) who are embracing life in the “new world” that they are in.

This little space for Momsie has grown right along with me. From my journey as an Asian Mom transitioning to life in Canada, my colorful Filipino culture and traditions to the struggles and worthy experiences that I went through as I settle in my new home (Canada).

Through the years, this blog has opened different doors for me. I made new friends from different parts of the globe. I met people from different communities within and outside Winnipeg and met other bloggers even writers and book authors from different parts of Canada. I even got featured in an article in a local newspaper here in Winnipeg and became a resource speaker in a school writing symposium (which I never imagined I would do.)

This blog played a big role to where I am now. It provided me a space where I can share the failures and triumphs that I went through in transitioning to a new life outside my comfort zone and it enable me to reach out to people outside my circle. And as I make this space to be my “superwoman wannabe” diary where I will share not just my immigrant journey but also my love for fashion and style, my fun stories and life lessons as I face my midlife, my financial pilgrim and anything in between, I want to welcome you to my new space…

Welcome and enjoy your stay in my CUP OF TYH!

Let’s Connect

I would be happy to see your reactions or suggestions, feel free to leave your comments or you can also drop me a line via email. For your message of love, writing projects, giveaways or advertising inquiries, you can drop me a message.

I also have my Facebook Page where I love to post inspirational and motivational quotes.  I am obsessed with Instagram where I talk about almost everything.  I’m also on Twitter, though I had my account for a while now, I am still on the process of getting better at it.

Sponsors & Partners

To help maintain this blog, I am open to partnering with brands and companies to share products/services and opportunities with my community.  While I may mention brand or products in some of my articles without getting paid for it, I will disclose if and when I am being paid for the recommendations that I will make.

DISCLAIMER:  Some information posted on may come from multiple sources.  Please also note that there may be photos used in this site that are not mine, if I happen to use a picture or image that you own and you do not agree to have it posted in this website, please let me know and I will take them down as soon as you advise.