Dear Blog | vol. 2

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Dear Blog, 



I was browsing my old posts and I stumbled upon my first volume of Dear Blog link-up. I stifled a laugh kasi it felt damn funny and ironic. I was back to the same state I was in before but everything seemed so far different now. Even how I felt then is different compared to how I feel now. So many things have changed in just a few months. Bilis talaga ng panahon.

What’s ironic though is although so much has changed, my thoughts and feelings and frights and dreams haven’t. I’m still an emotional mess.

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Sunday Currently | vol. 7

 

Sunday Currently vol. 7

People come and go. I know this by heart but it doesn’t mean it hurt any less. I’ve already grown to love the friends I recently made and it’s sad to see some of them go, lalo na at alam kong we can’t maintain the connection. Ganon naman talaga, ‘di ba? We’re friends now, but as soon as the gap widens, the close proximity is gone, and the communication fades, wala na. Hmm.

Sad nu?

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Blogger Recognition Award


Hi! I’ve been nominated by (geelinlovesconan.wordpress.com) for the Blogger Recognition Award. I’m not sure why since I’m basically a newbie in the blogging world but I feel so happy and grateful that she did! I actually adore her blog so if you wanna have time, please visit her! You won’t regret it!

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The Blogger Recognition Award was founded by Eve Estells (http://eveofnight.blogspot.ca/). This award was created with such a great intentions to make a connection between bloggers to help each other.

Also, she set a few requirements (numbered rules below) to receive this award.

Blogger Recognition Award Rules

Rule 1: Thank the person who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
Rule 2: Provide a link to the award creator.
Rule 3: Attach the award to your post.
Rule 4: Nominate fifteen other bloggers, excluding yourself and the person who nominated you.
Rule 5: Write a brief story of how you started your blog.
Rule 6: A piece or two of advice to new bloggers.
Rule 7: Comment on the blogs you have named here to let them know you have nominated them.

How did I begin? 

I don’t even know. Honestly, the thought of blogging and writing scare me since most blogs that I ever saw were famous, legit, and super cool. I was afraid I’d fall short to my own expectations, that I’d want to chase after them. I’m not even cut out to be a blogger. My words don’t flow, my camera is shite, my lifestyle is zero interesting. I simply don’t have the means or the streak for it. But being a curious and adventurous person who tries out different things, this side of me won and I ended up making a wordpress.

I did it so I can share my own take on things, my rants, my own open letters that I’m only letting out now. It was easy at first but as days passed, finding a subject to write about got harder. It still is but I’m having fun. I find this experience educational and cathartic for me. I think I’m starting to loosen up. Sharing is getting easier and hopefully, my writing and blog will get better. Hee hee.

I’m still a newbie. So basically, I’m still in the ‘beginning’ stage. I’m in the progress of learning, finding the theme that I want, writing everything I think of. I don’t even know if I want to focus on just one thing. I just want to try it all out.

Advice to newbies?

I’m still new! But anyway, I’ll share the few things I learned in my almost-month’s stay here.

  1. Do what you want. Everyone started somewhere and I’m sure this is the first thing they did.
  2. Think if you want your blog to be public or private. Your general posts will depend on this, I think.
  3. Don’t stress yourself. Know the reason why you’re blogging in the first place. Is it to get known? Is it to share? Is it to just chill? Whatever it is, don’t stress or else you’ll have a blogger’s block!
  4. Be open to the little things that we usually don’t pay attention to. Some interesting topics come in the most unexpected ways. Just always be ready!
  5. Be free. Write what you want, what you feel. Of course, don’t overdo it but in order to let your thoughts flow, don’t pressure yourself. Enjoy every moment. Write what you find is interesting. Share it. Shape it. Don’t even think about what others would think. Think about what you’d think, if you like it, if it’s something you’ll like if you’ll come across it.
  6. Research. Move out. Widen your horizon. The only way you’ll learn is if you try to see what’s out there. In that way, you’ll have an idea of what you want and how to do it.
  7. Find a theme. I’ve read several tips for newbies and this is what they say all the time. Find. A. Theme. Your posts don’t necessarily have to revolve around it but it’s good to have a general guide that will help you on how you’ll run your blog.
  8. Just be yourself. Yes, you read that right. No need to be anything you’re not. This is your blog. It’s your say. No one should dictate what should come in and come out.

I nominate these awesome bloggers:

  •  http://natalieslovelyblog.com/
  • https://rakioddbooks.wordpress.com/
  • http://akingstruth.com/
  • https://stethosvogue.wordpress.com/
  • https://misswickedgirl.wordpress.com/
  • http://pinayexpatbkk.wordpress.com/
  • http://thoughtsofsheryl.wordpress.com/
  • https://queenventures.wordpress.com/
  • http://www.asipofbeauty.com/
  • http://charliiandmegsblog.wordpress.com/
  • https://teenellablog.wordpress.com/
  • https://fazedown.wordpress.com/
  • https://lifeofahopefuldreamer.wordpress.com/
  • http://wordsinwanderland.wordpress.com/
  • https://adoptingjames.wordpress.com/


 

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A Quote | Waking Life

If there is any quote that can summarize how I feel about life, it’s this one big dialogue from the movie of Waking Life.

Many years back, I remember reading my aunt’s facebook status that we are constantly in a state of movement, of dynamic change.

I agree with her.

See, the end point does not matter; it’s the in betweens that make the difference. We are always a work-in-progress, always learning, always growing. There’s no end to it. As long as we’re breathing, there’s a whole other world out there, waiting for us to explore. There are so many doors waiting to be opened. To stop at all means to forfeit achieving your best potential. We are constantly improving. It doesn’t even matter how or how fast you do it as long as you do it. Let it be at your own pace instead of letting the society cage you in. Like the elders said, think outside the box. Go beyond the lines. Jump over the walls. The only limitation is the one you set for yourself. The only block from reaching that prize is just you and your thoughts.

Remember.

Everyone’s biggest enemy is themselves.

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I feel like my transport should be an extension of my personality. And this is like my little window to the world… and every minute’s a different show. I may not understand it. I may not even necessarily agree with it. But I’ll tell you what I’ve accepted: just sort of glide along. You want to keep things on an even key, this is what I’m saying. You want to go with the flow. The sea refuses no river.The idea is to remain in a state of constant departure while always arriving. It saves on introductions and goodbyes. The ride does not require explanation – just occupance. That’s where you guys come in. It’s like you come onto this planet with a crayon box. Now you may get the 8 pack, you may get the 16 pack but it’s all in what you do with the crayons – the colors – that you’re given. Don’t worry about coloring within the lines or coloring outside the lines – I say color outside the lines, you know what I mean? Color all over the page; don’t box me in! We’re in motion to the ocean. We are not land locked, I’ll tell you that.

From the movie, Waking Life

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