30-day Blogging Challenge: Day 21 (Something you know you do differently than most people)

Many of my friends have teased me, in more than one occasion that I am abnormal. Far from normal. Well, I believe that normal is relative, at the same time subjective, on the rules set by the society. No matter how interested I am to delve in the philosophy of that state of mind, I do not want to bore you with my insights on that. Perhaps in another post.  I am a tea person and I find it a bit difficult to find someone who shares the love for tea in this tropical country. Still, I go to coffee Read More …

30-day Blogging Challenge: Day 19 (A talent of yours)

Hello my dear readers. The topic for today filled me with dread. Perhaps after giving my answer for the question for this day, some of you might stop reading my posts or even un-follow my blog. You see, the theme is “A talent of yours”. It took me a long time to answer this one. Lovelies, I’m sorry to say, but I think I am a very untalented person. I believe talent is something that you have since you were born and honed as you grew up. I’m not sure there is anything in me that could classify as a Read More …

30-day Blogging Challenge: Day 18 ( A time when you felt passionate and alive)

I have many things I am passionate about. There was more than one time that I feel so passionate and alive in doing. But for this post, I’d talk about something that I really like doing. It makes me feel light and blessed whenever I do this. I like participating to outreach programs. I love to volunteer for worthy causes. For me, some have the opportunity to share their money, but everyone has the chance to share their talents, skills, time, and blessings. I believe in the saying that we must pay it forward. Whatever we receive, we must try Read More …

30-day Blogging Challenge: Day 17 (An art piece)

Last night, I have finished pouring over Rick Riordan’s The Mark of Athena. As the third installment of The Heroes of Olympus (Series 2 of The Olympians series with Percy Jackson), the novel focused on the quest the seven demigods from two camps (Roman and Greek) must complete and achieve. In the story, the Mark is a coin of an owl, an animal sacred to the goddess of wisdom, art, war, justice, and skill. The Greek daughter of Athena must go on a solo quest to accomplish something that generations of the goddess’ children failed to do. Guided by the Read More …

30-day Blogging Challenge: Day 16 (A song that makes you cry)

I love music and I especially like songs which have good lyrics and meanings. I admire songwriters who have the ability to put into words a certain feeling a person can have. Those songs can really move me. Sometimes, even instrumental music can do that to me. One piece by Yiruma, titled “Loved Me” is an instrumental masterpiece which mostly leaves my eyes watered after listening to it. For a song that makes me cry and feel so burdened, I guess a song from a Filipino singer will be my answer. The song is titled “Let Me be the One” Read More …

30-day Blogging Challenge: Day 15 (A person you admire)

I remember entering my university without much knowledge about the course I have chosen in the entrance exam. My first choice was bachelor degree in International Relations so when I passed the test, they automatically reserved me a slot in the college. Looking back, I felt proud to be one of the students to pass the conditions set for the course. It was rumored to have the highest grade requirement both for high school grades and test results from students vying to study there. On my first day as a university student, I felt like a small girl walking along Read More …

30-day Blogging Challenge: Day 14 (A vacation you would like to take)

Today’s topic is so timely since there will be an upcoming long weekend next week. National holidays were declared so many of us here are already planning for an escapade. So why don’t I join the current rage? As of the moment, my dream vacation would be a two to three days trip outside the country. With Asian blood running and thumping in my veins, I want to explore the continent and be proud of what the Orient has to offer. My choice: Thailand. I’ve wanted to go to this beautiful country though schedule, friends, and budget never coincided so Read More …

30-Day Blogging Challenge: Day 13 (A guilty pleasure)

For this topic, I could think of more than one answer, but since i don’t want to be reprimanded by my fellow bloggers, I’ll stick with the rule. 🙂 I guess my guilty pleasure would be: I love peanut butter. I really do. Since I was a child, I remember my mom scolding me of eating too much of it that my little tummy ached after a few hours of indulging in it. Then when I grew up after a few years, my mom had this “stage” of hiding peanut butter from me. “It’s unhealthy!” she’d tell me though it Read More …

30-day Blogging Challenge: Day 12 (A song that you want played at your wedding)

I suddenly woke up by the growing voices outside the room. “God, let me get more sleep,” I silently pleaded. I was beat and harassed for the last few days that catching some z’s seemed impossible. Oh well, I’ll reunite with my neglected bed as soon as the preparations are finished. “Preparations for what?” my sleep-deprived brain asked my being. “For what?” Oh! Then I bolted out of bed. I pulled my robe and made myself decent before I opened my hotel room. Outside, familiar faces crowded the doorway, all speaking at once. “Okay, okay. I got you guys,” I Read More …

30-day Blogging Challenge: Day 11 (A photo of you taken recently)

Before I answer today’s topic, I want to post a photo in relation to my previous blog entry. In Day 10, my photo ten years ago was my elementary graduation photo. A decade after, here is my university graduation shot:   I graduated with a bachelor degree in International Relations. Wearing a goofy smile, I was holding my medal for getting a Latin honor in my studies. Since I guess this won’t classify as really “recently”, here are my photos taken a month or weeks ago. Warning: I really look ugly. Comparing now, aren’t you? Well, some say I looked Read More …