I wish I can be more poetic in this About page, but I thought about it for too long and I realized that I am not a poet. So let’s go for a list instead.

Hi, I’m Tina, 31 years old (but forever 27, haha), from the Philippines.

  • I’ve been online since high school and been blogging for more than a decade. Imagine my internet footprint.
  • I write.
  • I read like there’s no tomorrow.
  • I write romance novels under my pen name Ana Tejano. You can read more about it here and here!
  • I like running and dancing, but I’m not sure they like me back.
  • I bake. I think there’s only a few things that a good cupcake cannot fix.
  • I talk to myself when I’m alone. When I’m with others, I talk a lot. And I talk fast.
  • I’m an ESFJ. Totally true on the extroversion. I’d like to believe that I’m an introvert online, but no one would believe me. Hmf.
  • I love dogs, tigers and cats. I still miss my dog Batman terribly.
  • I love sunflowers.
  • I am surrounded by wonderful people, and I am always thankful for such blessing. :)
  • I love words, and I would love to work with them and be surrounded with them for the rest of my life.

I want to do a lot of things in this lifetime, including but not limited to: (1) travel by myself; (2) confess to the Pope; (3) go on a mission trip; (4) publish a novel; (5) drive my own car; (6) be financially free; and (7) have a family. Oh wait, I have a Bucket List right here!


tinamats.com is my personal blog, my space to rant, to talk, to write about random things of interest. I used to blog at Refine Me, and you can still find the posts here. I don’t think you’ll find anything world-shaking here, but if you do, then I’m glad you did. :)

I tend to write about personal things, so you’ve been warned. You can always go to my book blog, instead. :P

be grateful? 

Because grateful people are happy people. You can read it about here!

You can also read about my other words for the previous years: PRAY 2016, FAITH 2015, DELIGHT for 2014, COURAGE for 2013, LOVE for 2012. :)

where to find me

Ana Tejano, #romanceclass author

Questions, secrets, squeeing and whatnot? Drop me a line – I’d love to hear from you. :)