30-day Blogging Challenge: Day 9 (A photo you took)

I like to take photos though I am not good at it. For today’s challenge, I am to post a photo that I have taken. This photo was taken last May when my friend and I went on a trip to the north. I forgot to bring my digital camera so I settled taking photos using my mobile phone. Many Filipinos have not been in this place as it is difficult to go to. There is no nearby airport so the “fastest” way is an approximately 12-hour car ride. I love this place. As a city girl, I always want Read More …

30-day Blogging Challenge: Day 8 (A thank you letter to someone who has changed your life)

Dear JC, It’s been a while since I last talked to you. It seems that I had been TOO BUSY with everything else that I have forgotten you. For that I am sorry. I would like to express my apologies for not communicating with you for a long while. I know I should’ve sent even a short message a day, but I failed to do even that. Just a small portion of my time and I couldn’t give it to you. I’m sorry. I really do. Perhaps you are disappointed with me. After all that happened and what we’ve been Read More …

30-day Blogging Challenge: Day 7 (Five things you couldn’t possibly live without)

For today’s topic, I am supposed to write some things that I couldn’t live without. It wasn’t that easy to think for my answers in this entry. Why? I believe I can think of more than five things for this and prioritizing them will prove to be a little difficult. However, after some thoughts, I came up with these five valuable items: Mobile phone I think this is the most important thing for me. We live in a globalized and highly electronic world where everything can be reached or done by this powerful gadget. As the fastest way of communication, Read More …

30-day blogging challenge: Day 6 (A moment you wish you could relive)

If there is a moment that I wish I could relive and do something about it, I think it would be my ninth birthday. I was in my third grade in elementary school. Young Monica was sleeping when my mom informed my sister and me that Grandpa is already gone. “Gone? What do you mean?” I remember asking, still groggy from sleep. My mom burst into tears. My sister followed. I did not. After that news, I went back to sleep. I don’t know, perhaps the information wasn’t sinking in at the time. When I woke up, there were too Read More …

30-day blogging challenge: Day 5 (Favorite Quote)

I am not sure if my answer will qualify as a quote. For me, it is more of a guiding principle; something for me to believe most of the time. Man is inherently good. –        John Locke Now, before you raise your eyebrows at this quote by John Locke, I want to explain my side. I want to believe that all of us are good by nature. In my 22 years of existence, I have experienced a lot of negative things – betrayals, lies, back stabbings, break-ups, rejections, etc. and some may assume that I have been jaded in life Read More …

30-day Blogging Challenge: Day 4 (Favorite TV program)

When I have free time, you may often see me in one corner, not moving, reading a book, oblivious to whatever is happening around me. Sometimes, I indulge myself in watching movies that I have missed due to my hectic social schedule [laughs]. Other times, I find comfort in the couch of our living room and watch TV. I rarely watch TV. But when I do, I will spend hours doing so. My favorite television program is: The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) T.   I like to watch news, especially about international issues. I spend time watching in this channel that Read More …

30-day Blogging Challenge: Day 3 (Favorite Book)

I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of anything than of a book! When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library. ― Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice I guess that’s why they call these 30 days a blog challenge: so far the topics are not that easy to answer! Favorite song, movie, and now – book! As I have written in my previous posts, I am a confessed bookworm. I love reading more than I love my life. (Well, that sounds Read More …

30-day Blogging Challenge: Day 2 (Favorite Movie)

I admit that as much as I want to watch films, I prefer reading than going to theatres. That is why I have only watched a few dozen of them compared to a regular youth. As of the moment, I am in the middle of “catching-up” with both old and new motion pictures. I have even written a sort of “watch list” for myself. With my intro I’m sure my intellectual and above-average readers already know what today’s challenge is about. (Aha! I forgot I even wrote it in the title!) For this day, I am to write about my Read More …

Unblock your mind: Prevent writer’s block

Most of the time, I feel like dead here in the blogging world. No post for a week as I was studying how to play the guitar, getting busy with my social life, and reading as much as I can to reduce my ever-increasing TBR list. Whew! I know these are just excuses and that I must write often for my readers, but sometimes I just can’t bring myself into it. I guess my situation is not rare to my fellow writers. Once in a while, we experience this writer’s block that no matter how hard we stare on a Read More …