I came, I saw, I conquered: The 30-day Blogging Challenge

Finally! Yesterday, I posted the last entry for my 30-day Blogging Challenge. Whew! At first, I didn’t expect that I would be able to finish it, what with my busy schedule and attention span. The topics given weren’t that easy to write about everyday, but I have gathered thoughts and ideas from my daily reads and experiences. From serious philosophy to almost forgotten childhood memory, I have braved the challenge to simply write and express myself. Being a new tool to prevent my seemingly writer’s block, I can say that it had successfully pushed me to write even about mundane Read More …

30-day Blogging Challenge: Day 30 (A motto or philosophy)

Before the month of October ends, I finished reading my first Paulo Coelho – The Alchemist. I remember I was in high school when his novels started gaining attention, but I didn’t find myself included in the hype. I tried leafing through the first pages of one of his books, which I have forgotten the title, and found it uninteresting. So I put it down and changed to another. However, last week I was looking for a new book to read. This sounds funny at first since I have a long list in my TBR pile. Too many books to Read More …

30-Blogging Challenge: Day 29 (Hopes, dreams, and plans you have for the next 365 days)

Today, it’s 53 days before Christmas. Add another week, and it would be the start of another year. Indeed, time move so swiftly. Roughly 60 days and we would bid goodbye to 2012. So fast. And today’s topic made me think of advance New Year’s resolution though unlike those things being written and promised, I hope my answers would be met and done. Since I am limited to 365 days only, I’ll mention those that are attainable within a year. And behold, my dear readers, my hopes, dreams, and plans for a year: To read more. It isn’t surprising that Read More …

30-day Blogging Challenge: Day 28 (A scar you have and its story)

I know I am far from beautiful and my face, if not ordinary, is below average. People always notice my too big eyes enhanced with dark circles which are getting darker everyday. I look like panda. Not only that, I have too much moles in my face. Two prominent ones are under my right eye. And the left? Right above the eyebrow lays a scar. Yes, right above the left eyebrow, not forehead, so you may now quit imagining me with a lightning bolt scar. LOL. It is smaller than my eye mole and is not really that visible unless Read More …

30-day Blogging Challenge: Day 27 (A physical feature you love)

“What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure; but scattered along life’s pathway, the good they do is inconceivable.” ― Joseph Addison The number one physical feature I actually love is a beautiful pair of eyes. Since I have already written about it in my previous post, I will share you the second thing I like – a genuine smile. A smile bestowed to others clearly shows that there is a caring and kind person within one’s self. There were many things written about its power and how even a single act Read More …

30-day Blogging Challenge: Day 26 (A childhood memory)

There is a garden in every childhood, an enchanted place where colors are brighter, the air softer, and the morning more fragrant than ever again.  ~Elizabeth Lawrence Even as a child, I was a loner. Playing with other children my age was okay, but I prefer being alone. I didn’t like to play outdoors, especially under the scorching heat of the sun, for fear of sweating too much. I had this (strange?) outcome that whenever I feel hot and sweaty, I was easily pissed. Until now. So I rarely go outside to play. Instead, I found companions in the forms Read More …

30-day Blogging Challenge: Day 25 (A recipe)

The best way to Monica’s heart is through her stomach. – Monica For those of you who know me, you can testify that I am very much a food lover. I eat more than three times a day, almost every three hours. I have this strange jaw exercise every few hours resulting to my eating habit. But oh, I’m not fat. In fact, I haven’t reach 45kg and yes, I’m abnormal. I eat almost anything (spoiled food and poison excluded)! I love to try different kinds of cuisines in different restaurants and places. Not so recently (a few years ago), Read More …

30-day Blogging Challenge: Day 24 (A movie no one would expect you to love)

Unlike books, I don’t spend much time watching movies. Sure, I go to cinemas at least once a month to watch in silver screen, but I think I haven’t watched enough movies. If I may put it in ratio, perhaps the rate will be 15:1 in favor of the printed words. I don’t have anything against films; it’s just that I find it more interesting and personal to read stories in fine details in a book than to spend watching it come to life in cinemas. Even though a movie may take only two to three hours compared to a Read More …

30-day Blogging Challenge: Day 23 (A way in which you want to be remembered)

When I have reached my twilight years and the last breath has been snuffed out, I want to be remembered in a way that would personify my character. My thoughts, ideas and hobbies will remind those I have left behind of the existence that I had before. I want others to remember me as who I was: a daughter to my family, sister to my siblings, faithful wife, loving mother, public servant of my country, and child of God. I want them to be reminded with fond memories of how much I enjoyed life with them. Filled with love, hope, Read More …

30-day Blogging Challenge: Day 22 (A website)

Early this year, I signed up for free registration at this awesome (no exaggeration!) website. I often see this site popping up in my Google searches, but didn’t think much of joining. Then my colleague asked me one day if I have an account there and I answered negative. Nada. Zilch. “What’s with it anyway?” I talked to myself again. Yeah, I do that more often now. I satisfied my curiosity by giving in to it: I registered. And my world never became the same again. I created an account at Goodreads (www.goodreads.com) and what a wonderful decision that was. Read More …