My first blog anniversary + giveaway

It seems not so long ago when I started creating this blog and was surprised when a WordPress notification congratulated me for celebrating my first year in the platform. Wow. I didn’t imagine that I could maintain a blog for this long and it came as a surprise. I made it to my first year! The feeling is incomparable. This is my first blog ever and I feel very much accomplished to see how far I already am from last year. I created this blog as an outlet of my feelings, thoughts, and opinions. Honestly, I was nursing a heart Read More …

The Drought by Steven Scaffardi: Author interview, book review + giveaway!

  Summary: Dan Hilles is a pretty regular kind of guy – regular job, regular bunch of mates, regular male aversion to shopping. But following his break-up with long-term girlfriend, Stacey, he finds himself single again. He’s been out of the game for a while and is a little out of practice. Soon, the very irregular and increasingly worrying issue in Dan’s life is the extended drought he finds himself suffering. And we’re not talking the climate change, scorched earth, God I’m parched variety. You’ve got to hand it to Dan though – it certainly isn’t from a lack of 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 …

Poetry: Escape

  [photo: The Phantoms of the Forest by Casoni Ibolya-Iby]   With my young heart, I loved purely and innocently, I gave yet I was inadequate for he left. Soon another one grew but was abruptly cut as a bud, it didn’t blossom. The cycle repeated. The leaves changed colors for how many times – I could not remember as my frail heart weakened to beat. Oh desolation! This emptiness when will it leave? I grew weary and prayed for this misery’s end. Until now, in here surrounded by earth, I pushed this limpid glass over me as I screamed Read More …