The Obligatory Year End Post

Well, not really… but it’s ususally something we blog about. What are the common things we blog about?¬†I have a couple ideas, but correct me if I’m wrong (or add others you think are common).

  1. New Year’s Resolutions
  2. Travel Plans
  3. Personal Goals
  4. Major Events of the Past Year
  5. Thoughts on What Could Happen Next Year

Why do we post these things?

Maybe, it’s a written promise to ourselves to follow or not follow these things, like a big wake up call where we always hit the snooze button as the new year comes in. I’m sure there are people who really heed their lists of goals or resolutions and at least give it a try. We may post these things on our blogs to make sure we see how eventful or uneventful the past year was and give ourselves another chance to make the next on even better.

No matter how many goals we have or how many miles our lists may be, we always have the theme of self-improvement. We always aim to be better than the person we were in the past year.

So let’s make the best of 2013 and be better than we were this 2012.

Happy New Year! Be inspired and inspire!



Books for Christmas!

Like I said before, I love receiving books for Christmas (or on any plain old day). I have 4 books waiting to be read, well, I’m already reading one of the four.

Here are the books:

  1. Aleph by Paolo Coelho
  2. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
  3. Divergent by Veronica Roth
  4. Insurgent by Veronica Roth

I am currently out of town for the holidays and spending them with my cousins. I bought three of these books from the holiday money I got and the John Green book was a gift. I finished the books I showed in my other post and I’m halfway through Aleph. Let’s just say Im a happy bookworm for the holidays.

By the way, I sent a query letter to Spencer Hill Press and I’ve been really excited. I’m not really expecting a good response on my first try, but a response is a response.

Happy holidays once again.

Be inspired and merry!


Merry Christmas everyone!

Happy holidays to those who don’t celebrate Christmas. It’s not really a time to think about which holiday stands above the rest or who really celebrates what. It’s a time to think about the good things we have before the year officially ends. Whatever the reason for celebrating holidays may be, we all have a reason to be happy.

Have a great holiday season!

Be merry and inspired! ūüôā


A Spark in My Holidays.

I got these two books as an early Christmas gift and I’m really, really happy to have them.


They are two books I’ve been wanting to get for a long time. Will Grayson, Will Grayson was a book that a good friend of mine has been telling me to read and I Am Number Four: The Lost Files was something I’ve been looking forward to reading since I await the book after The Rise of Nine. There is nothing better for me to receive than novels for Christmas or for any occasion (well, unless those gifts are gadgets or money… Haha!).

This just a little update that’s got me smilin’ like crazy. I love getting new books!




A Month of Chills and Thrills.

Sounds a lot like October, right?

Well, not in my mind, because in my part of the world it is really cold. It’s like the Winter kind of cold minus the snow. It’s usually cold here all year round, but it gets even colder around this time. That explains the chills part of this title.

What about the thrills?

Well, the Winter Solstice is coming up and the perceived end of the world is upon us. The hype has been built up and we can say a good bunch of the population is at wit’s end with what could possibly happen to the world. (Sounds like a short story challenge?) This might drum up some stories or possibly new novel ideas (for those who love to work on post-apocalyptic themed stories) for us writers. The sense of doom brings about a flurry of ideas, like how one child can save the world, or how a vengeful being has brought this fate upon us all, or even how a whole bunch of people planned this out to create one of the most complex pranks in history.

Another (possible) thrill is the holiday season. Why do I say possible? Well, that’s because here in the Philippines, we celebrate the longest Christmas possible and I mean long. People here are already thinking about Christmas as soon as September rolls in. I don’t really get into that spirit considering I grew up anticipating many other holidays before Christmas, like Halloween and Thanksgiving. I can’t contradict culture, because that’s what it is. I’m just not used to celebrating the Christmas season for 3-4 months. I think I can say I’m a bit tired of the Christmas hype already.

But, I’m liking this snow feature on WordPress. Haha.

Let the holidays and possible doomsday inspire you all!



Thank you!

Well, this is just a quick post to say thank you. I recently saw in my notifications that this little blog has received a total of 200 likes. From 100+ posts. It’s about 2 likes per post, but I’m still happy. At least I know there are those who like to read this blog, so thank you!

Inspire and be inspired!



Lessons from a TV Show.

“No one’s judging your flaws, except you.”

~Will Collins from Emily Owens, MD (Season 1, Episode 7)

“It’s hard trying not to judge yourself, because we are aware of ¬†every mistake. We know our inner doubts, our hidden motivations, our failings. So my wish for next year is to be easier on myself, focus less on the bad and more on the good, really, just give myself a break.”

~Emily Owens from Emily Owens, MD (Season 1, Episode 7)

Well, we face a time (or a couple of times) in our lives where we tend to always doubt our capabilities and sit in fear because we see ourselves as too flawed to make something great. A few days ago, I wrote a post about fear and doubt. Lo and behold, I come across an episode of one of my new favorite shows that talks about that. I wonder if I’ll experience that kind of fear and doubt when I get the chance to start my education in medicine. But with that aside, I wonder about how often writers (professional and novice) end up doubting their work.

Some of you are thinking that the answer to that is painfully obvious. ¬†All writers doubt their work at certain points and it’s their level of confidence that may affect how often they feel that doubt. Like it said in the show, we have to go easy on ourselves.

This post was pretty… blah. Haha.

Well, inspire, be inspired, and take it easy!