Celebrating The Little Things Tag

Tag.jpg

Hi there people! I just got a notification from a friend bloggerSonali of Howling With The Wolf. She have a habit of tagging me in each and every award that she’d get and it makes me feel so appreciated (am getting teary-eyed right now). Thank you my dear, you don’t know how much happiness you bring me.

So here’s few questions  as well as my answers:

  1. Who was your first follower? My first follower is Mind Blogging To Me. You may want to visit her blog and read some interesting stuffs.
  2. What was the last milestone you reached? As of to date, I already have 288  Followers which I consider not bad for a 10 month old blog.
  3. What was your very first post about? Actually, the very first post I have is a shared article entitled, I Used To Be Catholic, Don’t Blame Me from Steward Secrets of God. But if it’s something I’ve written, it would be this. It’s about me.
  4. Who is your most recent follower? Tag them and give them a shoutout! semiprowriter, it’s just about a week since the follow. I find the posts interesting and inspiring so I returned the favor.
  5.  What was your last post about? Tag the person who liked it first. Weekly Quotes To Ponder 30 it’s a feature post here in my blog once a week, I usually write it on Wednesdays. Dehan of Motivation With Dehan was the first to like it. I really appreciate it.
  6. How many months/year have you been blogging for? Actually, this blog is almost five years old, however, I  just started writing post/s last January of this year. So, technically, it’s just almost a year old.
  7. Have you met a blogger friend in person? Yes, of course! A wonderful friend, Heide of The Feelings I Have blog. Kindly visit it,  you’ll definitely find brief and interesting reads.
  8. Do you have any social media account related to your blog? Kindly share it to us so we can follow. Yes, there is! Kindly click here. Thank you in advance!

Now, to those that I will tag, I’d like to let you know that I am grateful for the time you spared in checking my blog. I really feel wonderful whenever I see people click like, write comments, read, and follow my blog. There’s no obligation to respond to this post but I would be happy if you will. It’s great to know amazing people in blog-o-sphere.

  1. Riley Central
  2. My Petridish
  3. Linda G. Hill
  4. Bikurgurl
  5. Dollops of Heedful Ramblings
  6. A Wayward Scribblez
  7. Simply Marquessa
  8. Out an’ About
  9. Ramblings of a Writer
  10. spiritualjourney17

Tokens of Gratitude: Present

today1I used to dwell in the past and had a habit of blaming myself for failures. I have cried a river. During those times, I am unaware that some hurts I feel were self-inflicted. I almost forgot that God gave me the ability to choose how to deal with my present moment.

I can’t predict the future,
I can’t change the past,
I just have the present moment,
I must treat it as my last! – quoted

It’s been raining here in our place for almost a week now. When it does, we just love to stay inside the house, watch movies, read books, play indoor games like scrabble and eat of course. It’s the time when me and my children bond a lot. We always enjoy cooking and eating. siomaiphoto

Thank GOD for today! This is another opportunity to do good to others, to be with my loved ones, and to make the most of every seconds of my life. May the Almighty bless us all!

 

Tokens of Gratitude: My Family

fudge

 

Ode of my family by Cranberries is one of my favorite songs.  Aside from its beautiful melody, its lyrics speaks of a parent-child relationship. I strongly believe in the saying, ‘No man is an island’. We cannot deny the fact that we need to interact with others and  having a family of our own makes this experience enjoyable and worthwhile. Furthermore, it is such a great feeling to know that you have something to belong to. A family who will take you just as you are, supports you all the way, and would be happy to see you succeed in life.

Today, I would like to express how grateful I am to Almighty God for giving me a wonderful and awesome family.

 

mangalindan

 

When everything goes to hell,
the people who stand by you without flinching – they are your family.
– Jim Butcher

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reflection: A to Z Challenge

survivor-atoz [2016] v2

Cheers to a wonderful  experience in writing for A to Z Challenge – April 2016! It was really a fulfilling and enjoyable activity all throughout the entire month. What I enjoyed the most is the camaraderie developed between participants. Writing a post almost everyday and reading other’s work, leaving comments and answering back gave my blog more exposure and garnered me additional blogs to follow. Truly, blog-o-sphere offers a world in the net where people can be who they really are and can express themselves artistically in various writing styles.

My theme is poetry about life or love. Kindly check all my entries here. Of all the poems I’ve written for this challenge, my favorite is the 24th letter of the alphabet:

 

wow3

XENIA

We all travel in this life
Sometimes burdened with some plight
Our paths, gone out of sight
Aching to see a speck of light

She greets with a sweet smile
Coupled with sparkling eyes
Welcomes guest with open arms
A cup of coffee to keep them warm

Truly she have a heart so stout
Her company extends from North to South
So if you long to find some rest
Go to her house and be her guest!

 

I would like to express my gratitude to the hosts of this great blogging event. And to all my fellow participants – survivor or not, we all deserve a round of applause because we rock!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My Monthly Memories: March 2K16

 

Here’s the time for looking back on what transpired last month, as usual, I’m so excited to write about it. Thank’s to a wonderful blogger, Basant She for coming up with this great event every month. You may also want to take a peek on her blog and enjoy reading hers as well, here‘s the link.

my-monthly-memories

I’ve had an amazing March indeed! Last February, I decided to be more versatile with my blog and it did happen, thank God. Aside from my Featured Posts every Wednesday, and Saturday, I actually started writing for A To Z Challenge – April 2016. My theme would be poetry with titles from the 26 letters of the alphabet, mostly random thoughts about love and life. My two posts, Alienated and Bedazzled gained positive feedbacks from fellow participants and my readers so far. Another milestone for better blogging for me is joining the Commenting Bootcamp here in WordPress and finding out Daily Prompts. It did a tremendous help in giving me a push when I want to write something but my ideas and words got stuck in my head. I even tried to write a short story, Shared Spark for the prompt, connection which is my very first attempt in writing a story with dialogues.

that‘I love those random memories that make me smile no matter what is going on in my life right now…

 

 

Continue reading “My Monthly Memories: March 2K16”

When Boredom Strikes

lemonI am not a fan of rules. I really hate following a list no matter how necessary it may be. I hate routines. Doing the same things everyday makes me feel sick. But being a full time housekeeper and a mother compelled me to adjust and learn to balance everything to at least lighten such burden.

Thank God, I now have a blog. When boredom strikes, all I have to do is sit in front of my desktop and hit the keyboards. I wonder how did I managed to survive in the past six months before I started blogging last January? Well, I don’t really want to explain nor elaborate.

 

This is one of the days where writing gets the better of me, random thoughts, there’s no particular topic in mind, I just wanted to write freely, see where my hands and mind take me. Feel the joy of expressing my thoughts and savor the feeling of tranquility. Continue reading “When Boredom Strikes”

Mr. Numb

 

face.jpg

We’re million miles away
Two years, seven months, and seventeen days
Ever since you went away
‘I miss you’, you never say

In a split screen
I seldom see your grin
We talked digitally everyday
Couldn’t have it any other way

You’re damn so creative
Mr. Insensitive
Your self you deceive
Always make believe

You’re still my boo
Despite the things that you do
Real or reel I don’t care
In my heart, you’re always near

I can’t help but write a poetry in response to ‘Stream of Consciousness Saturday’ hosted by a wonderful blogger, Linda G. Hill. People say that absence makes the heart go fonder, well, not in all cases. Cheers!

socs

Tokens of Gratitude: My Parents

I could still remember being tossed from one house to another during my childhood days. My parents used to travel from our home in the city to our home in the province. Being left with the care of my grandparents, aunts, and uncles is quite normal in those days. Good thing because our relatives on my father’s side are closely knitted and really fond of children so staying with them while they are away is not a problem.

parents

My parents may not raise us in a conventional way but I am still grateful to God for having them. My mother gave up her budding career to be a housewife and to take care of six children while my father took the responsibility of a provider though he seldom got a permanent or regular job (he is a carpenter, a very good one I must say). Continue reading “Tokens of Gratitude: My Parents”

A Pinch of Hope

hopeI am immobilized
Forced to witness a crime
Tried to open my mouth
But words doesn’t seem to come out

Shattered dreams, broken hopes
I doubt if I could ever cope
My heart, soaked with blood
Holding the tiniest sanity I have

I want to shout
My silence is deafening as it gets loud
Tears blinded my eyes, is this my price?
Watch in horror, live in fights?

Everything went blank
I felt a hand
Holding me, helping me stand
Life never hit me this hard

Enveloped in a shadow of doubt
I must win this tremendous bout
Convince myself this would end
Time is on my side, I will mend

Pick up my bits and pieces
Chase butterflies and kisses
Breath the deepest breath
I’m blessed despite all these