Awardsss and Seven Facts

Nothing beats the joy of getting acknowledgements from your co-bloggers. – rosemawrites

Maybe this is the last time that I will say that? But that doesn’t mean I am not grateful, because I am actually more than grateful.

Let’s start the thank you’s cause I can sense this will be a looooong post!


  • Yvo and Leanne for giving me the Infinity Dreams Award.

  • My dear Ishma for giving me One Lovely Blog Award

  • Rachel for giving me the Creative Blogger Award


  • 27writers for giving me the Dragons Loyalty Award


From the bottom of my heart, I really want to thank you guys! 🙂 There are thousands or even millions or even billions of bloggers, and the mere act of nominating me is both touching and humbling.

Thank youuuu!

I’ll be breaking rules here because I will just share seven facts about me and nominate a lot of lovely lovely bloggers!


1. I tend to listen to sad songs when I’m happy, and to happy/uplifting songs when I’m sad.

Quite ironic, eh?

2. I have necrophobia.

Necrophobia is a specific phobia which is the irrational fear of dead things (e.g., corpses) as well as things associated with death (e.g., coffins, tombstones, funerals, cemeteries).

And, I haven’t looked/seen any dead people EVER! Even my grannies. I can’t…

3. According to Myers Briggs, I am an ESTJ personality or ‘The Executive’.

Yeah…Hmmm. 🙂

4. I am fascinated with butterflies. 

I find them magical and endearing. 🙂

5. I don’t like fireworks for my wedding day, I want flying lanterns. ❤

Wedding’s too far but yes, I have my preferences already! 😀

6. I prefer male singers than female singers…

Like Jason Mraz, John Mayer… ❤

7. I am somehow… slowly… becoming… a WordPress addict! 

Shhh! It’s a secret! 😀

And my nomineeeees are:

NOTE: I know some of you are an award-free blog and that is perfectly fine. 🙂 I nominated you not to pressure you to answer, but to show you that for me, you deserve all these awards, too!

Photo credit: All photos aren’t mine. 🙂

That’s it!


Real Neat Blog Award

Nothing beats the joy of getting acknowledgements from your co-bloggers. – rosemawrites

It is now my turn to tell how grateful I am to Annelise of The Book Adventures of Annelise Lestrange for nominating with my first-ever Real Neat Blog Award.

For book updates, reviews, and anything bookish, please do visit her lovely blog! 🙂

The award rules are:

  • Thank and link the person who nominated you. (thank you!)
  • Answer the 7 questions your nominator has provided.
  • Nominate 7 other bloggers and create new questions for them.

Here are Annelise‘s seven questions and my answers! 😀

1. Which are your favorite book genres?

Murder mysteries, contemporary YAs, general fictions. 🙂

2. Which is your Hogwarts house?

Uhm.. sorry. I haven’t read not watch any Harry Potter yet.


3. Are you afraid of porcelain dolls?

Not really. 😀

4. Do you read ebooks? What do you think of them?

Yes. Majority of the books that I read are ebooks. I have nothing against them, to be honest. BUT, I surely prefer ‘real’ books. For me, real printed books are more special. (More costly, too! :D)

5. If you were cursed and would only be able to eat one single thing for the rest of your life, what would you choose?



6. For how long have you been blogging?

I posted my very first post on August 28, 2014. So technically my blog is about… 1 year old and five months. But to be honest, I was actively blogging only after I joined Blogging University’s Writing 101 last September 2015.

7. Which are your favorite social media communities or sites? (Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, etc.)



My nominees are again, my NEWEST followers! 🙂 Thank you, guys for clicking that follow button! 😀

NOTE: If you are an award-free blog, that is perfectly fine. 🙂 I just want to show you that I appreciate your effort to click that FOLLOW button. 🙂

  1. Skipah’s Realm
  2. Pooja of That Weird Brown Girl
  3. Fawad Hassank
  4. Kah Choon
  5. A Short Conversation
  6. Austin of Writings by Ender
  7. Priceless Joy of Beautiful Words (My new-found blogger friend! :D)

My questions are:

1. Describe yourself in ONE word.

2. When and why did you start blogging?

3. Is there a person that you look up to? Who is it and why?

4. What’s the perfect pair for a book, is it coffee or tea?

5. Aside from blogging, name one activity that you truly enjoy.

6.  In your bucket list (or if you will have one), what country/place will be on your top spot?

7. Do you have a phobia? What is it?

That’s it!


Liebster Award (Last!)

Nothing beats the joy of getting acknowledgements from your co-bloggers. – rosemawrites

It’s better late, than never so it is now my turn to answer the questions of dearest Petitewise. 🙂

Before that, I would want to thank her first for such a heartwarming description for me which goes:

Rosemawrites – Sometimes nostalgic, sometimes joyful, I always feel a little more uplifted whenever I read one of her posts.”

Those words just melt my heart. ❤ Please do visit her lovely blog: Petitewise.

So… let’s proceed to the award.

For those who do not know Liebster Award, it is a blog award given by a blogger to his/her co-bloggers. This award’s idea is to let new bloggers be known to other writers around the World Wide Web.

The simple rules are:

  1. Thank and link the blogger who nominated you
  2. Answer their 11 questions
  3. Nominate 11 bloggers who have less than 200 followers and link them
  4. Have your nominees answer your 11 questions
  5. Notify nominees through social media

Petitewise’s questions are:

  • If you were a pair of shoes, what would you be and why?

I would be slip-on sneaker.


It’s easy and comfy to wear and I see myself as an easy person to be with. (Hopefully that’s how others see me, too!)

  • If you love singing, what is your go-to karaoke song? OR if you don’t love singing, what is your go-to late night driving song?

I am actually a church worship leading. 😀 (Yeah! Believe me!) But when I am in videoke/karaoke, my favorite pieces are songs by Sara Bareilles, Colbie Callait, The Corrs and Vanessa Carlton! 😀

  • What is your comfort food?

Food. So I assume coffee isn’t counted? 😀 Hmm.. It’s probably cheesecake. And… the Filipino favorite LTB or Lugaw, Tokwa, Baboy! 😀 (Calories!)

  • What is the most common compliment you receive?

Hmm. It is mostly about my written works. 🙂 And I think those are the greatest compliment that I can have! 🙂

  • In what environment(s) do your most inspired thoughts come to you?

Buses. My long commute inspire story ideas and poetic contents. 🙂

  • Tell us one little quirk or eccentric thing about yourself and why you do it.

I noticed that I tend to love happy songs when I am sad, and I tend to prefer sad songs when I am happy. Quite ironic, eh? 😀

  • On a scale of 0 to 10, what is your stress level? (‘0′ being no stress whatsoever and ’10’ being nonstop-fetal-position)

Hmmm. I think I’m at 5. 🙂 I am carefully balancing my stress level. 😀

As my last Liebster Award… I would like to nominate my NEWEST FOLLOWERS!

NOTE: If you are an award-free blog, that is perfectly fine. 🙂 I just want to show you that I appreciate your effort to click that FOLLOW button. 🙂

  1. Pinky of Pinky Manoj
  2. Breathing Now. Writing Now.
  3. Shilpa of Impeccable Hopes
  4. Lili of Live. Dreams. Inspire.
  5. Chasing Potatoes of The Wanderlust Keeper
  6. Hemangini of My Petridish
  8. Jayme of Jayme The Scribbler
  9. Imogene of Amidst the Pages
  10. Jhanvi
  11. Natalia of Weaving Gold

Here are the questions:

  1. What got you started with your blog?
  2. Post a link to your favorite blog post you have written and explain why it is your favorite.
  3. Where do you get inspiration to blog?
  4. What was your favorite book or movie as a child?
  5. Do you have a bucket list? What is number 1?
  6. Favorite thing to blog about?
  7. What’s your dream job?

That’s it!


Liebster Award (3rd and 4th!)

Nothing beats the joy of getting acknowledgements from your co-bloggers. – rosemawrites

With all the blessings and things that I am more than grateful these past 50 Days, it is now time to acknowledge the awards given to me last year. 🙂 Yep. Last year!

Sorry for the super late response, Caitlin, Anakhan, and Christopher! I truly appreciate your sweet gestures! ❤

For those who do not know Liebster Award, it is a blog award given by a blogger to his/her co-bloggers. This award’s idea is to let new bloggers be known to other writers around the World Wide Web.

The simple rules are:

  1. Thank and link the blogger who nominated you
  2. Answer their 11 questions
  3. Nominate 11 bloggers who have less than 200 followers and link them
  4. Have your nominees answer your 11 questions
  5. Notify nominees through social media

Here are Caitlin, Anakhan and Christopher’s questions!

  1. What got you started with your blog?

I am a Journalism graduate and to be a writer has been my dream ever since. But it took me so many years before I started blogging.

My very first post Agony, described how I collected myself and braced myself for the unknown as I started blogging. I was full of fears and inhibitions. The quote,

“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” – Maya Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

…pushed me to take that leap and start writing for A Reading Writer.

  1. Post a link to your favorite blog post you have written and explain why it is your favorite.

Hmm. This is a bit hard. I love all my post, actually, because for me they’re my babies. 🙂 So let’s just consult the annual blogging report by WordPress!

And… the top three posts last year are:

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Quotes I Loved From The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto by Mitch Albom 

Writing 101: Seasons (the beginning of a four-part series)

and Writing 101: The Yellow Bus.

  1. What is your favorite color?

It’s purple! 😀

Credit: This is actually my desktop background. 🙂
  1. Where do you get inspiration to blog?

Hmmm… I usually write my poems and fictional stories when I am in a bus. I don’t know why but maybe my 2-hour commute surely generate creative juices. 😀

Aside from the bus, my stories are mostly inspired by songs that I loved. Like Used to be Mine and Quite Like You.

  1. Where would you like to travel that you haven’t travelled to yet?

Outside the country, my answer is Nami Island in South Korea. 🙂

But I have no budget for such trips yet so realistically, I would want to visit Visayas’ stunning sandbar beaches like Kalanggaman Island in Leyte.

  1. What was your favorite book or movie as a child?

I am not an avid reader when I was a kid, so I guess I’ll just share my favorite book as of now and that is The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto by Mitch Albom. 🙂

The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto

My favorite movie as a child is The Princess Diaries! 😀 I just love Mia Thermopolis! 😀

  1. What is your favorite season and why?

I love winter. Maybe because there is no winter here in the Philippines that is why it is my dream to see, feel, smell(?) snow! 😀

  1. Any goals for your blog?

I’ve shared my plans for this year. I guess the most important is the last plan which is To follow more, comment more, inspire more, write more!

  1. Do you have a bucket list? What is number 1?

I have yet to formally list my bucket list (what? :D), but travelling is surely the number 1!

  1. Favorite thing to blog about?

Books! And fictions, song-based fictions. 😀

  1. What’s your dream job?

To be a newspaper reporter. 🙂 Specifically, a Philippine Star reporter. 🙂


And my nominees are my NEWEST FOLLOWERS!

Thank you for following me, guys! I hope we can know each other better? 🙂

NOTE: If you are an award-free blog, that is perfectly fine. 🙂 I just want to show you that I appreciate your effort to click that FOLLOW button. 🙂

  1. Jah of Books Beyond Measure
  2. Where Dreams Collide
  3. Kim of Over the Bookshelf
  4. Laissez Faire
  5. The Lightning and the Fire
  6. Mark of Peace Hacks
  7. Sigfridsson
  8. Just a Small Town Girl
  9. Lauraline
  10. Brinicles
  11. Chrissi of Chrissi Reads


Here are the same questions for you. ❤

  1. What got you started with your blog?
  2. Post a link to your favorite blog post you have written and explain why it is your favorite.
  3. What is your favorite color?
  4. Where do you get inspiration to blog?
  5. Where would you like to travel that you haven’t travelled to yet?
  6. What was your favorite book or movie as a child?
  7. What is your favorite season and why?
  8. Any goals for your blog?
  9. Do you have a bucket list? What is number 1?
  10. Favorite thing to blog about?
  11. What’s your dream job?

That’s it!





2015 in review: A Reading Writer

2015 has been great

not just because of things I ate!

With hundreds of posts

ideas not lost!

With flock of followers

my morals got powers!

2016 will surely

be greater, definitely!

‘Cause I still have you,

reading me!

©2015 Rosemawrites@A Reading Writer. All Rights Reserved.

DAY 30 of 50 Days of Gratefulness

Today I am grateful for WordPress’ 2015 in review for A Reading Writer! YAY! ❤

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 11,000 times in 2015. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 4 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

BLOG AWARDS: Versatile Blogger

Nothing beats the joy of getting acknowledgements from your co-bloggers. – rosemawrites

After sooo many months, I can now start thanking plenty of lovely bloggers who have nominated me for awesome blog awards.

Today, I am starting of with the Versatile Blogger Award! My super friend T of Thistles and Whistles first nominated me last September (sorry, this was sooo late, T). 🙂 Thank you sooo much! Please do visit her blog. Every post is surely worth your time.

And just recently, Invisible World also nominated me! Yay! Thank you! Drop by and read some of her well-written posts, too!

How does it work? Read on:

  • Thank the person who gave you this award. That’s common courtesy.
  • Include a link to their blog. That’s also common courtesy — if you can figure out how to do it.
  • Next, select 15 blogs/bloggers that you’ve recently discovered or follow regularly. ( I would add, pick blogs or bloggers that are excellent!)
  • Nominate those 15 bloggers for the Versatile Blogger Award — you might include a link to this site.
  • Finally, tell the person who nominated you 7 things about yourself.

Now, let me tell you seven random facts about me:

1. I am a Journalism graduate. (That somehow explains why I love writing.) 

Credits: Media Tumblr

2. I am a librocubicularist, a reader in bed. 🙂

Credits: Bluesyemre

3. I am an avid fan of Mitch Albom and Nicholas Sparks, and I’ve read all their novels, include the new ones, See Me and The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto.

Credits: Simply Shellie
Credits: Quirky Missy

4. I am a worship leader in a Christian church. 🙂

5. Aside from reading and writing, I consider music as my fortress. My favorite artists are Jason Mraz and Sara Bareilles! ❤

Credits: Jason Mraz’ Facebook

6. I am a coffee-and-cheesecake person!

Credits: Favim

7.  once thought that bicycle stood on its own until I rode it and it had not. (Stupid! :D)

Now, let me nominate 15 versatile bloggers who followed me recently. They are:

  1. nikitapandya
  2. Amanda’s Book Review Nook
  3. A Little Bird Tweets
  4. Bring my Books
  5. The Words of the Roses
  6. My words, My life
  7. A Dance with Books
  8. Smiley Book Lover
  9. Bookshelf Fantasies
  10. Melinda Kucsera of In Media Res
  11. Bookenthral
  12. Petitewise
  13. Candid
  14. Timeout or Else
  15. Opal Flame

Thank you for clicking the follow button. ❤ I really appreciate it. 🙂

P.S. If you have an award-free blog, it is totally fine with me. I just want you to know how grateful I am that your followed me! See you around! 🙂

DAY 2 of 50 Days of Gratefulness

Today, I am grateful for the bloggers who clicked the follow button in A Reading Writer. 🙂

I am here to just share my thoughts, and it is more than humbling to know that among thousands or millions of bloggers around the world, they found me and followed me.


3 Days 3 Quotes Challenge: Expressing Gratitude

three day 3 quotes

“Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings,” ― William Arthur Ward

Is there anything worth being grateful for?

Yes, there’s a lot.

Maybe because it’s December. Maybe because Christmas is coming. Maybe because 2015 is about to end. Maybe because a new year will be here soon.

I don’t know why, but my heart is now full of gratitude.

Work’s still busy, (it’s evident because for the second week in a row I missed posting for A Reading Writer’s weekly feature Monday Musings and Top Ten Tuesdays).

Christmas bonus is still aren’t with me (yep, it’s heartbreaking!).

But I am blissful, I am thankful, I am grateful.

Grateful for a lot of things that I plan to discuss for 50 consecutive days, starting on Sunday, December 06.

Before that, I personally want to thank some awesome bloggers for the award nominations that have piled up already.

Thank you:

and lastly and the newest of them all…

I cannot express how thankful I am for you guys and may you all forgive me for not posting them soon. 🙂

After reading this post, please ask yourself, “Is there anything to be grateful for?”

I hope your answer is yes.

Until you have a heartbeat, it should be a yes.


©2015 Rosemawrites@A Reading Writer. All Rights Reserved.

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BLOG AWARDS: Blogger Recognition Award (2nd and 3rd!)

Nothing beats the joy of getting acknowledgements from your co-bloggers. – rosemawrites

This week has been the finale week of Blogging University’s Writing 101! That journey has been tremendously fun because of the new writers/bloggers that have become my super (virtual) friends.

To my surprise, two awesome co-Writing-101-ers nominated me for yet again another awesome award, that’s the Blogger Recognition Award created by the book blog, Edge of Night

First, thank you so much La duchesse d’ Erat! If you are looking for great short reads, and even long ones, you can drop by to her blog!

I would also want to give my warm thank you hugs to my newest Filipina friend based in US, Pancake Bunnykins of A Real Messy Beautiful Twisted Sunshine! Her posts are all good reads and the photos that she shares make me drool too much! Her blog’s definitely worth your time!

Going back to this award, here’s what to do once you are nominated:

  • Select 15 other blogs you want to give the award to.
  • Write a post to show off your award!
  • Give a brief story of how your blog got started, and give a piece or two of advice to new bloggers.
  • Thank whoever nominated you, and provide a link to their blog.
  • List who you’ve nominated in the post. Make sure to also attach the award itself! (You can do this by right-clicking, saving, and uploading the image above).
  • Comment on each blog and let them know you’ve nominated them. Provide a link to the award post you created.
  • Provide a link to the original post on Edge of Night. That way, anyone can find the original guidelines and post if needed, and we can keep it from mutating and becoming confusing! (It happens LOL).

First of all, here are the 15 awesome blogs (they are some of my new followers!) that I would like to read and know more about:

NOTE: If you don’t do blog awards anymore, that is totally okay. I just hope that I made you smile today. 🙂

How my blog started:

In my very first post, Agony, I included a quote:

“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” – Maya Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

I have been afraid of starting my own blog even though I am a Journalism graduate. I feared the bashers and the Grammar Nazi’s.

But it was August 28, 2014 when I ditch all my fears and brave my way to this blogosphere! 😀

Advice to new bloggers:

Personally, I think I am in no position yet to give tips because I am a newbie myself. I only have more than 200 followers. 🙂

But as a writer, I would like to say that:

  • Just be TRUE to yourself.
  • Just BELIEVE in yourself.
  • Just be FRIENDLY to your co-bloggers.
  • Just have FUN.


Thank you again La duchesse d’ Erat and Pancake Bunnykins of A Real Messy Beautiful Twisted Sunshine!

Share the blog-love, everyone!


Writing 101: Discoveries, endings and beginnings


Don’t say you CAN’T until you give it a try. – rosemawrites

This is the greatest lesson that I have learned from WRITING 101.

A Reading Writer has been in the blogosphere for more than a year now. Its tagline is “I write because I read. I read because I write.” But honestly, its content is really just about my ‘reads’.

I only write book reviews, travel notes, concert experience, and some personal thoughts but I haven’t written any fiction for this blog, ever.

Until I signed-up for Writing 101.

Because of the sometimes-hard but always-challenging tasks crafted by @cherilucas @susanrnet, I have discovered a part of my writer-self that I am now aware that it does exist.

Knowing that I CAN write fiction is indeed a reward that I am glad to receive but it doesn’t end there.

My ever sweet co-bloggers and writers actually LOVED them! I have received heartwarming and encouraging comments that helped my confidence a lot.

Specifically, I wanted to thank these writers for featuring my posts on their equally awesome blogs:

(These are the blogs that linked to my post as of this moment. If I missed yours, please do tell me.)

  • Simply Marquessa – she’s a great writer but I admire that she blogs not for the followers but for herself. 🙂 May it be fictions or anecdotes, you will surely enjoy it!
  • Scribbles@ Arpita – her short stories will touch you emotionally and her non-fiction write-ups are brave and moving, too! Personally, I consider her as one of my best buddies in Writing 101! This experience will not be as fun as it has been without our exchange of words! She’s inspiring as a writer and as a person!
  • Thistles and Whistles – our shared love for books (we are doing the same 2015 reding challenge) and her inspiring words makes her a must-read writer/blogger. Her comments also never fail to melt my heart. 🙂 She is just so lovable. 🙂
  • Short Story Press – as her name suggests, she is a genius in writing super short stories! So if you are a fan of flash fictions, visit her now!
  • Geekergosum – I envy his sooo many physical books but as a writer he is indeed interesting. You will also admire his love for his fambam!
  • Staying the Course – his blog has a great balance of long and short posts but I love his ‘sense’ the most!
  • Edwina Episodes – she is such a sweet lady who never forgets to express her gratitude. Aside from that, her blog is packed with positive and sometimes witty posts. She’s also not selfish in terms of commenting on your work. She’s honest and heartfelt. 🙂
  • Tummeeffeii – the last but definitely not the least! She’s a co-Filipina that I am really proud of because she can definitely write but what I admire the most is her diversity! She can be witty or creepy or cheest! She can make you laugh and she can make you cry. So… yeah, just visit her!

Aside from them, I really wanted to feature more co-Writing 101-ers who have been vocal on critiquing and commenting on my posts! Your words are like lights that have guided me in creating posts everyday! (NOTE: For those I will not be able to mention, I am so sorry but really you are ALL part of my Writing 101 journey!)

  • What the Woman Wrote – Since the first day up to the last, Annie has been one of my best (virtual) friend. 🙂 This experience would never be complete without our exchange of comments. As a writer, she’s somehow one of those I look up to because she can make me cry and she can make me laugh. But most of all, I admire her as a person. She’s brave, honest, and true. 🙂
  • A Cooking Pot and Twisted Tales – Jacq’s consistent encouraging words is one of the reasons why I finished this course! Our exchanges are full of sense and sometimes quirky, too! In terms of writing, she has the ability to tug your heart. 🙂 Really. You will also love her lovely family!
  • Kat Blogs – Here is another awesome Filipina that I found in Writing 101, and I am really glad that I did find her! 🙂 I can relate a lot to her, weight issues is one of our common denominator, but most of all she’s really friendly! 🙂 Her blog is packed with inspiring pieces and health-related tips that everyone would enjoy reading! 🙂
  • StrangeLander 2015 – Oh, Vijaya! I just love her stories. She’s great in both short fictions and long ones. Her poems are also emotionally moving! 🙂 Aside from that, she’s honest. When she cannot write, she says it. That’s why her stories and posts are full of honesty and heart, too! 🙂
  • My Own Private Idaho – Here’s another Filipina that I like to talk to because she’s straightforward and kind at the same time. 🙂 I am also touched how she remembers my anecdote about my dad! 😀 Her blog has nonfiction tales that will really grip you once you begin reading them! You will also love her photos!
  • Indira’s Blog – Indira is one of the best poet that I have read in Writing 101! 🙂 I admire how she can incorporate powerful emotions in her pieces. 🙂 She’s sweet, too!
  • A Lady and Gaming Plus – I like Yvo as a writer because she can write interesting posts about gaming! I am not a gamer but because she writes it well, I read it! 🙂 And, she’s really cool!
  • A Typical 60 – Oh, Catherine! This woman can make you laugh, A LOT! Like really! Her wit is just so contagious. 😀
  • La Duchesse d’Erat – She is a great writer who writes both in French and in English. Your interests will surely be piqued by her amazing stories. We have exchanged a lot of thought-provoking comments as well but I owe my website traffic to her because she told me how my true website is not linked to my profile. 🙂 I will forever thank her for that.
  • Anand’s Parodies and Caricatures – Oh, Anand. I just love his so exquisite and interesting family. His wifey and his mom is my favorite! 😀 May he have moooore patience. 😀
  • Blabberwockying – Here is another Anand (I think they are two different people. I hope I am right. :)). I just like how he comments on my posts even though some are not really part of Writing 101. Go visit his blog because it is packed with diverse and well-researched topics!

These last two are I think the most special persons that I have known through Writing 101! My journey and my stories will not be the same without them,

  • I Care U Care Blog – Seasons (Finale) is written because of Fun Simplicity. 🙂 I thought of her as I write the ending of my short story. 🙂 She’s my driving force. I wanted to end the story in a way that will satisfy her because she is just my ideal reader. 🙂 Aside from that, she is an awesome writer, too! I Read her fictions and you will surely follow her! Just like what I always tell her, she’s a natural! 🙂
  • A Real Messy Beautiful Twisted Sunshine – Here’s some hugs from the Philippines to Suriname! She is, I think, my ultimate (virtual) friend in Writing 101. We are both Filipina, that’s a factor but it is actually more than that. I am a fan of her writing skills. She can creep the hell out of you, she can make you smile, she can make you ‘kilig’ and so many more. She’s just a writer/blogger worth following! 🙂 I love our exchanges of thoughts and I will be forever grateful to Writing 101 because I have known her through this course. 🙂

So.. I think I have talked a lot now but I am still not able to answer the task for today.

Here my TO-DO’s for the coming months:

  • To accomplish the Highschool Stereotypes Tag by Book Coma Blog. (Yay, better late than never!)
  • To post my thank you’s for the Versatile Blogger Award from Thistles and Whistles and Infinity Dreams Award from Yvo! I hope to post it sooonest! 😀
  • To participate in 3-Day Quote Challenge as nominated by Edwina! I know I said I will do this week but I think I have to move that! 😀 Sorry, Edwina!
  • To join Music Monday Challenge as seen on Kat’s Blog. Because I already have Monday Musings for Monday, I am thinking of another weekly feature inspired by this challenge. I would call it “Thursday Tunes”. (It will be awesome if you will join me guys!)
  • To create a new blog feature titled “Friday Fictions”. I am still afraid to take this big leap because I am not sure if I can write one fiction per week. 🙂 Buy anyone who would want to join or collaborate with me? 🙂
  • Lastly, I am really looking/thinking for blog memes for Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday. To my dearest bloggers/writers, can we collaborate about these? 😀 Please?

So this is the last time that I will write this…

In response to Blogging University’s WRITING 101 Day 20 Assignment:

Day 20: The future

Congratulations! It’s the final day of Writing 101. We hope these prompts have encouraged you to brainstorm and write in new ways and introduced you to new tools and resources.

As we wind down the course, let’s look forward. What’s next?

That was it. 😀

I learned a lot. 

I have written a lot. 

I have known a lot. 

I have enjoyed this a lot.

Thank you again, @cherilucas @susanrnet for introducing me to an undiscovered part of my writer-self. Thank you, so much! 🙂

And I am looking forward to more collaborations with you, my fellow bloggers!

Let’s continue this!

Lot of blog-love,



BLOG AWARDS: The Creative Blogger (2nd!)

Nothing beats the joy of getting acknowledgements from your co-bloggers. – rosemawrites

Words cannot express how flattering it feels to receive nominations from equally awesome bloggers.

As you all know, I am now having a lot of fun in Writing 101 course. Apart from the exciting exercises that I truly enjoy, I am relishing my moment as a Writing 101-ers because of the great writers that I know, now.

Annie of What the Woman Wrote is one of those bloggers/writers that I would like to now consider as a virtual friend. Just recently, she gave me another Creative Blogger Award!
With or without this award, I would say that she is the epitome of this. Her blog, that is super worth visiting, is packed with a lot of nicely-written words and creatively-captured photos. So you better drop by.

Here are the rules:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you and include a link to their blog.
  2. Share 5 facts about yourself.
  3. Nominate some bloggers in return and notify them about their nomination.
  4. Keep the rules in your post to make it easy for everyone to know what to do.

Five Facts About Me:

1. I have a big family, big in number and size. (laughs)

I am the eldest among six children and yeah, my dad, my mom, my sister and I are all literally big. 😀

2. I am in a relationship for almost five years now. (blushes)

Sorry for being too cheesy. (Am I oversharing? :D)

3. You all know that I am a book lover and Nicholas Sparks and Mitch Albom are my favorite authors, so now I want to share to you that I am a librocubicularist.

I mostly read at night after work as reading is my form of relaxation. 🙂

4. I am a coffee-and-cheesecake person!

Because I am really used to like the uncommon favorites, I like coffee more than tea (I don’t even drink tea, actually) and I love cheesecakes more than any cake variety.

My recent eccentric food fave is salted caramel ice cream! 😀

5. Aside from my love of writing and reading, I am a church worship leader, too. 🙂 Kari Jobe and Darlene Zschech are my inspirations. 🙂

Now, I am not sure if you guys participate with blog awards but I am more than happy to let you know that you indeed deserve a CREATIVE BLOGGER award. 🙂

Sorry for nominating a lot but you guys are just so awesome! 🙂 My Writing 101 experience has been great because of you!