Monthly Coffee Date

Cheeeeeeers to a productive July, everyone! 😀 Whew!

I am still trying to rest my ink-stained finger (yeah, you know that is not true), while I write this coffee break post because what is more calming than smelling the strong scent of caffeine and tasting its bitterness invading your thirsty tongue… Okay, enough. 😀

Please take your seat now, let’s toast, and begin this coffee date. ❤


Fun-filled Wordy July

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Most, if not all, of you knew that me and my dearie Maria of Doodles and Scribbles hosted this month our very first writing/blogging challenge titled Word-High July: 30 Beautiful Filipino Words!

I learned hosting an event is actually tedious and tiring. BUT most of all I figured it is WORTH it! 🙂 I have come across great writers and poets who have flawlessly drawn inspiration from the 30 Filipino words. ALL of their takes are impeccable!

I can say a lot but one word, I think is enough. For them, I want to say SALAMAT. ❤

A Reading Writer has also featured 30 beautiful new words (new to me) from Sarah Doughty of Heartstring Eulogies. Thank you again dear S, for introducing me to them! ❤

A Bit Calmer August

So after a packed month, A Reading Writer will now be back to its regular programming. But not really back. 😦

In as much as I wanted to write for the regular weekly prompts that I do, job tasks have been at their peak currently and I am bracing for more next month. So for now, here are my non-ambitious plans for next month:

  • Resume writing for:
  1. Wednesday – Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writer
  2. Thursday – Three Line Tales
  3. Friday – Friday Fictioneers
  • Publish the free verse poems I have written and stocked in a Word doc since February. (Stocks are piling up. :D)
  • Post 2016 Reading Challenge update and Book Reviews. (I have 18 pending reviews. Geez.)
  • Write more collabs if someone wants to. 😀

Major Announcement

Last but not the least is that I want to tell you guys that A Reading Writer now has a Facebook page!!! 😀 (Am I too excited? HAHA)

It is still almost bare but I will appreciate you dropping by! It’s address is at: https://www.facebook.com/areadingwriter.

Thank you everyone and may we all have a GREAT August!

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Word-High July: Salamat sa Bayanihan

From the bottom
of my chubby heart,
please accept
my warm salamat
for participating
in this Filipino word art!

We successfully did
a creative bayanihan
and we truly proved
that we can
know a culture
through its words’ hum!

Salamat everyone
for taking your part,
I hope you enjoyed
sharing your writer-hearts!

©2016 Rosemawrites@A Reading Writer

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P.S.

I want to tag everyone who participated with Word-High July BUT I might miss someone important so I won’t!

I know you guys know who you are!

And I LOVE you all.

Word-High July: Tadhana

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Tadhana

If destiny’s the foe of our love story,
I’ll put my armour and wage war against it
until it signed a peace treaty.

©2016 Rosemawrites@A Reading Writer

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In response to Word-High July: 30 Beautiful Filipino Words: Day 30 – Tadhana.

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Word-High July: Gigil

29

Gigil

The softness of her hands
has been my gigil’s fortress
as I resist kissing
her soft, silky lips.

©2016 Rosemawrites@A Reading Writer

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In response to Word-High July: 30 Beautiful Filipino Words: Day 29 –Gigil.

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Word-High July: Halakhak

28

Halakhak

The unforgiving day
has worn me out.

With sulky soul
I entered and heard
the loud laughter
of mom and dad,
followed by
the giggles of
my little lasses and lad.

I went in
and was welcomed
by their warm smiles.

My worn out soul
was revived.
My lungs breathe again.

I am home.

©2016 Rosemawrites@A Reading Writer

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In response to Word-High July: 30 Beautiful Filipino Words: Day 28 – Halakhak.

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Word-High July: Yugto

27

Yugto

I am not sure
if it happened
when I heard your enchanting giggle,

or it was when
your soft skin touched
my nervous hand,

or it was when
your tickling breathe
brushed my ears for the first time.

I am not sure
when it all started,
but I am sure I don’t want this feeling
to end.

©2016 Rosemawrites@A Reading Writer

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In response to Word-High July: 30 Beautiful Filipino Words: Day 27 – Yugto.

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Word-High July:Pahimakas

26

Pahimakas

The day you said the last goodbye
felt like the end of entire I.

The curse of love not returned,
dawned on me like waves unnerved.

Years after you said your last words,
I’m still unsure if I regret,

that I pulled the trigger
after you confessed you love her.

©2016 Rosemawrites@A Reading Writer

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In response to Word-High July: 30 Beautiful Filipino Words: Day 26 – Pahimakas.

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Word-High July: Kinaadman

25

Kinaadman

Her knowledge
isn’t from
four corners
of a school room.

Her wise words
are from her mistakes,
she hopes will be
her child’s boon.

©2016 Rosemawrites@A Reading Writer

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In response to Word-High July: 30 Beautiful Filipino Words: Day 25 – Kinaadman.

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Word-High July: Dalisay

24

Dalisay

As pure as the fresh water
of the running stream,
as pure as a baby’s voice’s
first time scream,
that is you and your love
‘fore you learned the word drugs.

©2016 Rosemawrites@A Reading Writer

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In response to Word-High July: 30 Beautiful Filipino Words: Day 24 – Dalisay.

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Word-High July: Likha

23

Likha

I was made
by two in love bodies,
and one great God.

I am fragile,
weak, impure,
but I know I am still loved.

©2016 Rosemawrites@A Reading Writer

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In response to Word-High July: 30 Beautiful Filipino Words: Day 23 – Likha.

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