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 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 20 (A hobby of yours)

I think the answer for today’s topic is no longer new to you my dear readers. If asked about my hobby, I can only think of one major hobby: READING. As I have written in my previous posts, I can compare reading with breathing. It’s vital to my existence. Without it, I feel nothing. When I was young, I didn’t like going out with my siblings and cousins to play especially outdoors. Aside from the fact that I disliked sweat, I didn’t like to hear their squealing. I preferred staying inside the house. Alone. Some of them called me a 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 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 …

30-day Blogging Challenge: Day 10 (A photo of you taken over ten years ago)

For today’s challenge, I have to post a photo of me ten years ago. Actually, I am a bit shy to post anything because a photo taken a decade ago would hint my current age. Hmm, Oh well. Here it goes: This was taken during the commencement exercise as I finished grade school. See my short hair there? I was feeling confident to wear any hair style at that time. Clue word: at that time. I have natural wavy hair so I feel a bit self-conscious now when I see my crown looks outrageous in the graduation photos. The school Read More …