Head over heels…

November 29th, 2015

I can totally relate to a story told to me and my sisters by a cousin. He fell head over heels in love with this woman he met online when he was working abroad that he left everything, threw cautions to the wind, and went to meet the woman with plans of trying to make a life in her country. It was insanity, to say the least. He was supporting an ailing father and a sick mother. He was depended upon by a brother who was the main breadwinner of the family but he turned his back on all that. And all because he fell in love with the woman from the internet.

So, he went to the woman’s country to meet her in person for the first time, and to also meet the people in her life. He was excited. That was a given. He went out of his way to prepare for the meeting, even bringing with him male enhancement pills just to be sure. Well, you never know when a man could get lucky, according to him. He was prepared for a long haul of being with the woman but when he got there, things didn’t go as planned. Yes, he met her in person. He got lucky so he was able to use the pills. He stayed there for about a month but he never got to meet anybody else but the woman. He suspected in the beginning that she was hiding something from him and it intensified when she denied knowing about him when someone asked her and he overheard the whole thing.

He had a good time with the woman but he made sure to use his brains in deciding while he was there. He went home, apologized to his family, and got back to work.

My cousin is now married to a great woman and a baby is on the way for them.

It’s one of those nights…

November 13th, 2015

Whenever my sisters and I purchase something, we make sure that we do so from a trusted company, a known quality brand. That’s what we’re looking for when we’re reading Cozy Winters Reviews last night. We wanted to make sure that we’re going to recommend a high quality brand to your cousins who live abroad, looking to purchase new winter clothes. We’ve read the great BBB rating and we’re sold with the brand. It’s what we’re seeking if we’re also to buy for ourselves.

Most of us know how it is with experiencing really cold weather. We don’t want to find ourselves without clothing to keep us warm. It will be the first time my little cousins will experience winter so my uncle and aunt will make sure that they are kept warm and dry so they can enjoy the season somehow.

I can’t wait to see pictures of them in their winter clothes!

The Happiness Project

October 12th, 2015

I want to do this.

The Happiness Project

I want to be grateful for every little thing in my life but I don’t know if I can do this when I feel so down like right now. I am a person who tries to be positive all the time but there are days when it’s just so hard to even lift the corners of my mouth for a smile let alone a lift in the spirit.

But I still want to do this. If I get a positive result on Wednesday, I’d go find one of these and start right away.

*keeping my fingers crossed

A disappointing Monday.

October 12th, 2015

disappointmentI am asking myself whether I am really cut out to become a writer. First off, I have become overly sensitive the past couple of years. It seems that as I grow older, I become more emotional. I believe it’s the hormones but it’s more than that. It’s my psyche taking a beating because of some things that happened in the past. Secondly, I am a bit feisty ever since and I feel this overwhelming desire to defend myself over nasty feedback I got from the editor. I just felt it was unwarranted, those harsh words that were said. And, lastly, I fear bashing from readers. I believe all writers feel this way because every work we put out there was done with blood and sweat and lots of sleepless nights so it’s a bit too much for anyone of us to be bashed for what we wrote.

So, today, I got a rejection for a novel I wrote. It was the novel which I wrote with too much joy and enthusiasm. You can just imagine the hurt I felt while reading the feedback from the editor.

You know what, let me just put this out there. If you are an editor, I know how hard it is to review a bad (in your opinion, anyway) novel. But you don’t have to be such a nasty piece of shit when imparting your fifty cents about it. Instead, try to impart something constructive so the writer will be able to correct the “mistake” he/she did and that he/she will “improve” should he/she decide to write another novel. Just don’t be a bitch when ranting about a manuscript you are reviewing!

After the rejection, now comes the news that Davao’s Rody Duterte, who everyone was depending on to run for presidency, is not running after all! He was supposed to be my bet but there he goes. Sigh.

This is indeed a very disappointing Monday!

Can I be given another start of the week?!?

My expert cousin.

September 11th, 2015

If you want an expert in music, you only have to call my cousin and he will answer almost all your questions about it. A friend of mine was asking about di box guitar center so I referred him to my cousin. Voila! His queries were answered! Each and every one of it.

Needless to say, my friend was really grateful. I often tell others that if ever they need someone who knows music like it’s a limb on his body, they only have to call my expert cousin and every question will have an answer.

That’s for sure!

Me right now.

September 10th, 2015

It sucks when you feel so insecure of your own abilities. I know I am a good writer but then I see others like me and I question myself whether I am on the right path or am I just wasting my time writing when I am not really that good?!?

As you might have guessed, I am not too happy with myself right now. I am questioning my writing skills. I am second-guessing myself and I know it’s not a healthy way to improve myself.



Still single… better life.

September 9th, 2015


I’m turned 37 last August 3rd. I am not one of those individuals out there who are always lamenting the fact that they are aging by the day. Truth be told, I am grateful for every year added to my life. I know that not everyone gets the privilege of being old. Some die young. So, I know the value of every single day added to my life.


I am still single. I am not actively seeking someone to share my life with but I am not closing my doors to the possibility of growing old with someone. But a big part of me is already resigned to the fact of growing old alone. Should that happen, I wouldn’t lose sleep over it. I’d welcome it with open arms, an old age of single blessedness. It would be totally okay with it.

What is my goal for this year? A better life, especially financially. It has deteriorated over the past two years and I want to go back to those bountiful years when I was still beginning to work from home. I don’t have concrete steps on how to be back on that level of stability financially but I will be there. That’s a promise I am making myself.

I am so looking forward to my 38th. I plan to throw a party then.