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-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 …

Thanks for the recognition! Beautiful Blogger Award

Last weekend, I was surprised to see a blog award nomination from a fellow blogger Literature and Culture. I am not sure if I am really worthy for this award, but I would gladly accept it nonetheless. Along with my Liebster and Super Sweet Blogging Awards, this Beautiful Blogger Award will surely inspire me to write more. Thank you very much! Now, in accepting the award there are rules which I must follow. They are: 1. Thank the person who nominated you. Thanks a ton to Maarit-Johanna of Literature and Culture for choosing me as one of the nominees! I 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 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 …

Will you share your blessings to these people?

Last Sunday, I was informed that October is the Indigenous People Month in the Philippines. This annual celebration aims to provide venue for indigenous peoples to celebrate the richness of their cultures; allow cultural exchanges that will foster deeper cultural understanding to sustain a culture of peace; provide opportunity to discuss IP rights; give students and other people a chance to deepen their awareness and appreciation of indigenous cultures; recognize the expertise and contributions of indigenous communities; and advocate for the preservation as well as integration of traditional culture into the national cultural mainstream (NCCA, 2012). When I heard that, Read More …