Weekly Quotes To Ponder 47



I find delight in reading quotes, pondering about it, and sharing my thoughts with others. In today’s ‘dog eat dog world’, it’s a rarity to find people who are raw and would show you how vulnerable they are. Most humans are too busy putting on a show, acting like they are better than everyone. Too few people are aware that honesty is attractive.

This would be the 47th Weekly Quotes To Ponder post in my blog. The original schedule is every Wednesday of the week, however, due to circumstances beyond my control (single mother now, four children to attend to and a full-time work from home job), there are times that I wasn’t able to write on the very day. Please bear with me.


Going back to the quote above…

For me, life need not be so complicated. Even answers to most of life’s questions could be a simple Yes or No. I’d rather you tell me what it is upfront and give me the option to take it or leave it, than beat around the bush, and confuse us both in the end. Wouldn’t it be great if we are free to express what we really are without the fear of rejection? I would even appreciate it more if others would show me how their day sucks so that I would have an opportunity to make it better for them. I am sick of all the show, the disguise, and the hero acts. If you are in my life, I want you to be in your own skin. No need to fake a smile on my behalf, no need to pretend just to please me. At the end of the day, the people who are meant to be with us will stay, no matter what.

What do you think? I’d appreciate your thoughts on this. have a blessed week, everyone!



3Line Tales 49: Thesis

I won’t let this day pass without joining Three Line Tales. This is one of my favorites when it comes to writing a poem – telling a brief tale out of an intriguing photo prompt. Thank you, Sonya, of Only 100 Words for coming up with such a brilliant Weekly Blogging Exercise.


Tight fingers, head spinning,
Sight, a little blurry
Research isn’t my kinda thing.


photo by: Davide Cantelli


Here’s my take for this week. If you want to join the fun, kindly click here for detailed instructions. Have a wonderful week to us all!

TANKA 29: Recharge

Need a boost of energy?
All I see above are cotton candies.
I must look for a sky so fiery.
Windmills look like wheel of fortune,
Like climates dancing out of tune.


photo credit


Hello, people in Blogosphere! I always find pleasure in writing a TANKA poetry. Thank’s to my friend-blogger, KIWINANA of RAMBLINGS of a WRITER for hosting such a wonderful weekly poetry challenge.

I definitely love the theme this week! If you want to join, kindly click here for instructions. Have an awesome day to us!

3Line Tales 48: Journey



Succumb by darkness for years
Wash out that heart, the color of a vulture,
Behold, a beacon of light, a detour.


Cheers to another week of Three Lining! I am so delighted to join this wonderful blogging activity. Hopefully, you’ll enjoy reading my entry as much as I enjoy writing it.

Thank you, SONYA of Only 100 Words for coming up with this weekly blogging event. A great way to exercise my poetry. For instructions, kindly click here. Sharing one’s soul is more fun, isn’t it?

Weekly Quotes To Ponder 46

I’ve been having an emotional roller coaster ride this week, truth be told. I’m afraid there is no word to describe how intense and overwhelming the feelings I have in the recent events in my life. From being totally separated from my live-in partner of 12 years last May to having a virtual American boyfriend, that lasted for barely four months and leaving an agency I’ve worked with since last year.

Surely, life is full of surprises. My heart is full today. Labored breathing but in a good-natured way. Eyes almost bulging because of too many tears I shed an hour ago. Too grateful that I cannot utter a word or two.

This is supposed to be my schedule for our ‘Weekly Quotes To Ponder 46‘. I figured I could incorporate my random thoughts and let go of a few skeletons in my closet. So without further ado…



For those who follow my blog for quite some time now, I think you guys already have an idea about my past relationship with the father of my children. How I put everything I have to hold on to it and keep it. Sadly, there are just things that are beyond our control and I finally accepted our fate – to live separate lives in the end. I’ve learned that once a woman realized her worth, she could be unstoppable. I am surprised that I could get over him. Fascinated, actually. I could say that I am happier, more peaceful, and more optimistic. Life these days is quite tough financially (he refused to give financial support upon knowing I replaced him as soon) not to mention the negative impact on my children when it comes to getting in touch with their father. But aside from these two things, I and my children are holding up.


I have always been raw and straight-forward. I know most people became repulsive with my attitude but I cannot have it any other way. I just can’t tolerate hypocrisy. And I always try my best to stand with what I believe no matter what and don’t care much about what others may think or say. Others may conceive this negatively as they would think that I am insensitive or something. But on the contrary, I am too emotional a person that I could easily burst into tears in an instant. Deep inside me, I care so much, I just chose to keep it by myself. This brought me to a habit of reading books especially Suspense thriller, Courtroom dramas, and Psychological Thrillers. I am always mesmerized by peeking into another person’s psyche and analyzing why people feel the way they feel at a certain moment. I am proud to say that the things I’ve learned from reading became essential in dealing with different kinds of people in my everyday life. I became more understanding and kinder to another soul.


How about you? What is your take about the quote above? I’d be delighted to read your thoughts. Have a nice one!




Unquenchable thirst,
My needs and wants, insatiable
Like water from a well;
Black, deep thoughts, strange
Oblivious and yet, eager to change.


photo by pixabay


Cheers to another week of writing a TANKA poetry. I am grateful that I have time to partake in this blogging event hosted by my blogger-friend, KIWINANA of RAMBLINGS of a WRITER. 

I always find pleasure in writing a poetry and I can’t wait to read other entries. You may want to join the fun, for instructions, kindly click here: Have a wonderful week, everyone!

Weekly Quotes To Ponder 45


Time for our ‘Weekly Quotes To Ponder‘ I’m so glad I now have time to write despite my busy schedule. Being a single mother and a home-based Appointment Setter is not that easy. Time management is a challenge, so multi-tasking skills come in handy.

The quote above is a spot on. I believe, most men would agree that women are difficult creatures to understand let alone deal with. Our name tag, as a woman, is the word contradiction. Therefore it takes a lot of patience, love, determination, and strong will to fully grasp our whole being. But don’t get me wrong here, gentlemen, I am not trying to discourage you or create a negative impression, I am just sharing something that you could ponder and use to your advantage if you really wanted to pursue the woman of your dreams.


I am not going crazy. I AM CRAZY. I just turn normal from time to time.

3Line Tales 47: Epitome of Strength

photo by Maxim Leyssens


Bold and fierce,
Novice in our field,
Yet no fear in our skin.


Here’s to another dose of Three Line Tales! I’m so glad I could partake this week. Thank you, SONYA of Only 100 Words for hosting this great and engaging event every Thursday. I always find pleasure in stretching my mind and unleashing the poet in me.

For full details, kindly click here. Have a wonderful week, everyone!

TANKA 27: Mind Digger

photo by : pixbay


I adore deep thinkers.
Mixed emotions, twisted mind
A treasure and a pleasure
The mystery it unravels as I ponder
Truly, human psyche is worth exploring.


It’s been several months now since I last joined a Weekly Blogging Event. I more than miss doing these things and I am so glad I was able to write TANKA poetry today. This event is hosted by a friend-blogger, KIWINANA of RAMBLINGS OF A WRITER.

If you want to join us, kindly click here for instructions. Have a good day, everyone!


Weekly Quotes To Ponder 44



Not so long ago, I’ve written a post where I confessed that I dreaded change. Being a simple-minded kind of person, dealing with a complicated world is more than I can handle. I am just grateful that with God’s grace and mercy, I am still able to hold on to my sanity in the midst of this crazy and cruel world we live in and is able to look judgmental people straight in the eye fighting back the urge to retaliate and turn them into ashes with my wrath (I must say that I have a very low tolerance for insult and mockery, and I can easily tell if a person is doing just that with the way they stare at me.) Most people say eyes are the window to the soul.




I strongly believe that I am who I am no matter what. That seasons may shift and change in the course of my lifetime but the very essence of me will still remain. I have this notion that circumstances don’t completely change a person, it just reveals their hidden personalities that they don’t know exists. That no matter how hard you try to mask your dark side it will still show any moment it is triggered. Having realized this fact, I chose to be myself. Refrain from doing things I don’t want and I am not comfortable in doing for the sake of society’s approval.

How about you? What is your take on this quote? I’d be delighted to read your comment. Have a wonderful week to us all.

“Fall in love with the person who enjoys your madness. Not an idiot who forces you to be normal.”