Thank you for Visiting!


It’s been a while since I’ve checked my all-time stats. The image above was snipped on January 1, 2021 and I was amazed to see how many countries I have traveled through this blog since 2013. I feel surprised and humble that you all have decided to check out this blog and follow me even though I write about the most ridiculous things sometimes.

I did not even imagine anyone was going to read what I write when I started this blog and I certainly did not think of getting an official domain. If you haven’t noticed, the blog URL is now https://thisisanotherstory.com/. I decided to take the plunge and get a domain name a few months ago.

Before I return to my Monday work, I know I probably don’t say this enough, THANK YOU FOR VISITING.

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Inspirational Blogger Award


Last week, I was nominated by Cyranny or Cyranny’s Cove for the Inspirational Blogger Award. Thank you, Cyranny. Continue reading “Inspirational Blogger Award”

Liebster Award Part 2


Here is the second nomination for Liebster Award, an award I have received on multiple occasions. Continue reading “Liebster Award Part 2”

Liebster Award Part 1


It’s been a while since I’ve accepted an award since I’ve been a little busy. However, since I was nominated by two awesome bloggers on the same day, I thought why not and the questions are quite interesting. Stay tune for part 2 later today.

June 2014

The following questions come from: Sandra Yeaman. Thank you Sandra. Go check out her excellent blog! Here are the rules:

  • Display an image of the award and write about your nomination.
  • Thank and link the person who nominated you for this award.
  • Answer the 11 questions prepared for you by the blogger who nominated you.
  • Reveal 11 random facts about the nominee. (See my 50 Facts page)
  • Nominate 5-11 awesome bloggers who you think deserve this award, and create 11 questions of your own for your nominees to answer.
  • List these guidelines in your blog post.

cover1. What book(s) are you reading now?

Dark Angel by L.J Smith. I’m almost through with that book. This is the 4th of 8 books from the Night World series. It is not a new series, it came out in the early or mid-90’s. So around my age. After this book, I’ll move on to the 5th book, Chosen.

2. Who else do you think would enjoy reading it? Why?

Anyone who enjoys young adult fantasy as well as supernatural. I enjoy this series because each book is a different story that is completely separate from the other books. So you can read the books in any order and you won’t be lost but of course, you’ll need to understand the basics of the supernatural world. Also, this series deals with a lot of different kind of supernatural creatures, some I wouldn’t even believe it belongs to this world.

3. Which author would you like to write your life story? Why?

Probably someone old and well-known like Jane Austen or Charlotte Bronte because those ladies write with such wonderful descriptions and they can make anything sound like elegant.

4. Name three authors you would like to invite to dinner. Why?24529123_zpswkj77qil

Hmm, good question. I don’t know. When I read a book, I don’t typically focus on one author. I typically read a book based on its synopsis. So I don’t have a particular favorite author who I want to get know more about let alone three.

5. Summarize your life in three sentences.

I live a life full of chaos and boring adventures.

It’s always so busy and fast.

Sometimes, I wish I could seclude myself somewhere faraway with no technology and probably no food – just me in my solitude.

6. What was the last book you read that kept you up late into the night to finish?

16101128I had to look up this one. It’s been a while since I had a book that kept me up. After scouring my kindle, I arrived at This Is Where It Ends by Marieke Nijkamp. It’s a short book and I just wanted to finish it.

7. Have you read a book recently you decided was a waste of time? If so, what is it? Who might like it?

I wouldn’t call this book (The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey) a waste of time. I put it down because it was making me sad. I mean, who makes a 7-year-old kid join the army? No one! I think people who likes post-apocalyptic fiction will like this one. I might continue reading it later.

8 What’s your favorite genre? Why?

Young-adult (YA) fiction is definitely my favorite genre. However, I don’t like all YA books. I mostly like the post-apocalyptic, fantasy, and supernatural sub-genre of young-adult fiction. I don’t know why. I just like them.

9. What genre haven’t you read much of yet?cover

Historical and romance fiction are two genres I haven’t touch a lot of. I like romance fiction but not too much because I tend to get a vivid image in my head while reading and you know the rest. I’m not sure why I haven’t touch much of historical fiction though, it sounds like an interest genre.

10. What would be a good title for your autobiography?

A Light in the Dark because it describes my sunshiny personality and I tend to write at night.

11. What’s the title of the next book you plan to begin reading?

I guess after finishing Dark Angel, I’ll move on to book #5 of Night World, The Chosen. I’m looking forward to reading what sort of supernatural creature will L.J. cook up in the next book.

1000th Post: First Time Clothes Shopping


Wow, I can’t believe it. 1000 posts, I was worry I wouldn’t make it before 2015 comes to an end but I did. Anyway, the 1000th post is a special post, took me two years to reach this spot. Therefore I am not going to spend it on my regular scheduled Monday Coffee House Ramble. Instead, I will tell you about my first time clothes shopping, solo clothes shopping, as in on my own. Continue reading “1000th Post: First Time Clothes Shopping”

Wrapping Up 2015: Awards [Epic Awesomeness Award]


As part of wrapping up 2015, I will continue with awards. Next up, The Epic Awesomeness Award. Continue reading “Wrapping Up 2015: Awards [Epic Awesomeness Award]”

5 Things I am Grateful for…


image1I would like to thank Angela from I Am My Own Island for nominating me from way back on Thanksgiving for the Grateful Blogger Award. I will have yet another award to showcase on my Wall of Achievement. Continue reading “5 Things I am Grateful for…”

Wrapping Up 2015: Awards [Liebster Award]


As 2015 comes to a close and my work is done, I have decided to finally stop procrastinating and complete all the award posts from the last quarter of 2015, starting with Liebster Awards. In November, I was nominated by Sweetaces at her blog, The Sweet Perspectives. In December, I was nominated by Jahnavi Chintakunta at her blog, Recharge Your Day. These are some great blogs, I highly recommend you to check them out. Continue reading “Wrapping Up 2015: Awards [Liebster Award]”

Blogging Recognition and Advice


First of all, I must say that I am lazy when it comes to award posts. I like to do them in bulk, combine several awards at a time and I think this is bulk enough for me. This last week, I’ve been nominated for the same award by not one but three bloggers, Little Calico’s Journal, Jordan from Call Me Incorrigible, and Norma from Emovere. Continue reading “Blogging Recognition and Advice”

A Wrap-Up for August, 2015


I don’t usually write Continue reading “A Wrap-Up for August, 2015”

Another Liebster Award


I’d like to thank Francesca at A Smith World for nominating me for the Liebster Award. This would put me at Liebster x3! Continue reading “Another Liebster Award”

Catching up on Awards


Wow, over the past two weeks, I had so many award nominations that I lost count. So that means it’s time for another award wrap-up. I went back through all the comments and ping backs I received and counted, five (recent) and one from a long while back. I just forgot about it. That makes six nominations! Wow, thanks guys!

So the first and second one is The Creative Blogging Award. Thank you so much, Izzy-Grabs-Life, Nortina MarcielaLrod’s Blog, for nominating me for yet another award.

The rules are to thank the blogger, put up five facts, and nominate 15 to 20 blogs. Wow, that’s a lot. I will save the nominations for another day. As for the five facts, I will combine it with the Infinity Dream Award below and that makes seven facts. Too many awards, have to be flexible.

The second nomination comes from Geethu of Chococurrent and it is the Very Inspiring Blogger Award. Thank you so much.

Since this award only require to nominate 10 bloggers, I will save that for another post soon or never. It depends on my level of procrastination.

September 2014The third nomination is from Frederick of Fredtotherick and it is the Sisterhood of World Bloggers Award. Thank you, Frederick.

The rules are to answer the ten questions given by the blogger, come up with 10 other questions of my own, and nominate about 5-10 bloggers. Again, I will save the nominations for later.

versatile-bloggerLast nomination is from Nortina Mariela and it’s a triple nomination as sort of noted wpid-infinitydreamsawardwith the Creative Blogger Award. The Versatile Blogger is from both Nortina and LadyLeeManila. The Infinity Dreams Award is a new one, I shall put that on my Wall of Achievements. Thank you so much, Nortina and LadyLeeManila.

Seven facts about me:

  1. As you read above, I am also a procrastinator. I love to complete stuff early but I often end up doing it at the last minute.
  2. I enjoy writing about Supernatural creatures but lately I seem to enjoy reading Young Adult novels about life and adventures.
  3. I just finished the first draft of my novella. Yay! However, I found out it’s missing a beginning. So now I have to write the beginning and connect all the strings to make sure everything make sense.
  4. I enjoy proofreading things (essays, novels, anything). Is that weird?
  5. I consider myself more American than Asian. Mainly because I have already spent more than half of my life here. Although I’m proud to have Chinese blood in me, it sometimes annoys me that people still consider me to be pure Chinese. Hello? What about the American side?
  6. I’m running out of facts here. Um, I enjoy listening to pop rock, the older the better, and probably a little of the modern EDM. Is that what it’s called? With the DJ mixing the track thing?
  7. My last fact is a wish that my novella will be published and eventually becomes a TV show or a movie. You’ll never know.

Now, for Frederick’s questions:

  1. Which philosophies/quotes/life lessons/cliches/phrases do you find most applicable to you now? Elaborate. When I first stepped off the plane at LAX, my mom told me that all Americans believe in this phrase, “Never say I can’t.” That all I can say. I never thought I can write anything more than a thousand words but look at me now, 20,000+ words. So Never say I can’t. 
  2. What is your worst trait? Definitely procrastinating. I’m not lazy, I just don’t like to do things I hate. 
  3. What age would you like to live to? I’d like to live forever but that will be too boring of a life so maybe 90 or 100?
  4. Which famous person do you think you can swap identities with, without anyone suspecting anything? I don’t want to swap identities with any famous person because what if the camera got me at a bad angle? Then I’d be a joke. 
  5. List out all your hobbies. Blogging, Writing, Reading, Sleeping, Watching TV, Wordsearch, Sudoku, and Jigsaw Puzzles. 
  6. Which of the five sense do you think you cannot live without? Why? Definitely sight. Without sight, there’re no colors. 
  7. In a good cop-bad cop interrogation situation, (google it if unsure) which role would you prefer to play? I’d play the victim. Maybe the two cops will fight and the victim will go free, you’ll never know. 
  8. If you were forced to participate in a talent show, which of your talents would you feature? Probably singing. I’m a high soprano, so I can hit high notes, I guess that’s a talent. 
  9. If you were to choose one- Fiction, Non-Fiction, Poetry- which would you choose and why? I’d choose fiction because in the end, I know it’s not real. 
  10. What legacy would you like to leave behind? I’d like to see my work published and land in the children reading list or perhaps even made into a TV show. Something with my name on it. 

Thanks for all the nominations, guys. I will take my sweet time to nominate bloggers for each award which more detail will be announced in future posts.

Have a great day! 🙂

Award Nominations Part 2: Triple Nominations


Thank you so much, Vanessa Rodriguez at Romance Done Write for nominating me for not one but two awards! The Versatile Blogger Award and the Real Neat Blog Award! As well as that, I like to thank Cindy at A Slice of Life for the nomination for Premio Dardos Award. Thank you all so very much. If you haven’t done so already, go check out their blogs, guys!

Here are the rules to all the awards:

  • Thank the person who gave you this award.
  • Include a link to their blog.
  • Nominate those 15 bloggers with links to their blogs.
  • Finally, post 7 things about yourself. (Answer the person who nominates you questions, and then ask 7 of your own.)
  • Also remember to add the award pics to your post.

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Question Time:

  1. What is your favorite color? All shades of purple but particularly lavender.
  2. If you could have any super power what would it be? It would be to read thoughts.
  3. Do you have more than one blog? Yes, actually. I have a food blog that currently on hiatus. Check my gravatar page.
  4. If money wasn’t an issue, where would you go on vacation? Europe, no doubt.
  5. How do you feel about tomatoes (love’em or hate’em)? Love ‘EM! ❤
  6. Cats or dogs? Dog, definitely.
  7. What’s your favorite cartoon? Of all time? Tom and Jerry, Donald Duck, and Goofy.

Now 7 Facts:

What don’t you know already? I will leave that open. If you want to know anything (as long as it’s not too private), put that in the comment box below.

For my 7 questions:

  1. If you can be any superhero, who would you be?
  2. If you are given a magic seed, you can throw it in the ground and it will grow whatever you want, what would it be?
  3. Things that make you tick?
  4. Things that drive you to reach your goal?
  5. What makes a good day?
  6. What was your dream job when you were a kid?
  7. Water, Juice, or Soda?

…and the nominees are: (You can choose to accept one of the three or all of them)

  1. Living with Benji
  2. Francesca Smith
  3. Lily Pup’s Life
  4. Beautiful Words
  5. Richard Ankers
  6. Tony Burgess
  7. Zombie Flamingos
  8. Just Writing
  9. Random Writings On the Bathroom Wall
  10. Soul n Spirit

Congratulations to all and have fun! 🙂

Award Nominations Part 1: Liebster


This puts me at Liebster x2! Thank you so much, Altocumu!

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The rules are…

  • Answer the questions that your nominator posted for his/her nominees.
  • Share 11 random facts about yourself.
  • Make up 11 new fun questions for your nominees.
  • Give some love back to your nominator and link back to his/her post.
  • You must nominate 5-11 bloggers.

Questions Time:

  1. Why did you start blogging? I love to talk and tell stories but most of all, when my days go bad, I have no one to complain to. I used to complain to my mom but we’ll just fight. I’m tired of fighting.
  2. What tips have you learned while blogging? Read read read as well as comment comment comment! If you don’t, no one will follow or read what you write. That and don’t go tag-crazy. Stick to <15 tags.
  3. What/who inspires you? Things that inspire me are books, and reading other bloggers’ posts. Sometimes when I read something, anything, ideas would pop into my head.
  4. What is your favorite meal/food item? I really like Subway sandwiches or other submarine sandwiches.
  5. What is ideal day for you? Wake up, breakfast, work, lunch, dinner, TV, sleep.
  6. If you could talk to someone famous who would it be and why? Hmm, that is a good question.
  7. What makes you laugh? Watching sitcom, not much make me laugh. I live with my mom so I kind of have to be immune to laughter.
  8. Where do you see yourself in five year’s time? Five years, that’s 2020. I see myself in a loft-style apartment in another state with a steady job and faraway from my mom.
  9. What are your passions in life? My passion? It used to be singing but now it’s writing.
  10. What major saying or moto do you live by? There’s always tomorrow. 🙂
  11. What advice would you give to someone starting out in the blogging world?  The same as what I wrote for #2.

11 Random Facts:

  1. I learned to play the piano and guitar when I was in 10th grade. I quit guitar after one lesson because my tiny DSCF9752fingers couldn’t reach the strings. Piano, if I have a chance, I’d like to play it again.
  2. I like music from 90’s and early 2000’s. At the moment, my favorite song is Slice by Five for Fighting.
  3. I used to hate taking pictures but now I’m addicted to it.
  4. Because of my bone disorder, I only grew 5-inches from when I was 10. 😦
  5. I love to keep things organized though I hate cleaning.
  6. I’m a major procrastinator. I often wait until the last minute to do anything even though my heart is dead set on completing the task early.
  7. I absolutely do NOT know how to write a happy ending though I’m working on it.
  8. My favorite color is lavender.
  9. Sometimes, I get angry at people stating the obvious.
  10. If I can go anywhere, I’d go to Europe.
  11. I don’t have a cell phone, not a smart phone at least, just a basic pre-paid flip phone.

Now for my 11 questions:

  1. DSCF9836What made you start blogging?
  2. Something you learned through blogging.
  3. If you can go anywhere, where would you go?
  4. If you can be anything (occupation-wise), what would you be?
  5. One-word you like people use to describe you.
  6. One-word you dis-like people use to describe you.
  7. What are some sounds you dislike?
  8. Who do you look up to?
  9. If time freezes for 24 hours, what would you do?
  10. Are you motivated by hope or fear?
  11. What/who is your inspiration?

Nominations:

  1. All About Being Human
  2. Millie Thom
  3. Homemade Naturally
  4. Lrod’s Blog
  5. Hallucinations of an Angel
  6. The Storyteller’s Abode
  7. Izzy-grabs-life
  8. Nortina Mariela
  9. Faraday’s Candle
  10. It’s PH
  11. Photo ni Ompong

Congratulations to all nominees and have fun! 🙂

#AtoZChallenge – D for Deadlines


This weekend’s going to be hectic once again. It doesn’t matter that it’s Easter, exams and homework wait for no one. Continue reading “#AtoZChallenge – D for Deadlines”

Blog Tour Award: My Creative Process


Last week, I was surprised and amazed when I received a ping-back from Izzy of Izzy-grabs-life. Izzy has nominated me for the Blog Tour Award! I didn’t even know such award existed, I’m so honored.

RULES:

  • Compose a one-time post on a specific Monday (date given from your nomination — I was given March 30)
  • Give them the rules and a specific Monday to post by – for the next round, I will go with Monday April 6, 2015
  • Pass the tour on up to four other bloggers.
  • Answer four questions about your creative process which lets other bloggers and visitors know what inspires you to do what you do.

QUESTIONS:

WHAT ARE YOU WORKING ON AT THE MOMENT?

I’m currently working on my homework. Ha ha, just kidding, I’m taking a break from my cost accounting homework.

Um, at the moment, I’m actually about half-way done with what-I-think is a short-story but it’s turning into a novelette. I’m think probably another 3000 words on top of the current 4800 should do it. It’s a rewrite and it used to be called “The Forgotten” but I think the title’s a little lame. So I’m coming with a new title at the moment.

HOW DOES YOUR WORK DIFFER FROM OTHERS IN YOUR GENRE?

Honestly, I do not know. We all get our inspiration somewhere, whether be TV shows or movies or books. I pull ideas for my stories from those places but at the time, I would try to add something different, my own touch but I suppose, in a way, my work can be comparable to others in my genre.

WHY DO YOU WRITE OR CREATE WHAT YOU DO?

My head is filled with pictures and ideas. Every time, I watch a TV show or a movie or read a book, I instantly get pictures, pictures that once I lose them, I am not getting them back. Since I am not an artist (I can’t even draw a car right), I choose words as my medium. So writing is really my way of painting those mental pictures. The paper is my canvas, as some would say, and I’m painting it with words.

HOW DOES YOUR WRITING/CREATIVE PROCESS WORK?

Well, like I said, I get pictures and I just writing it down as to artist painting the canvas. I don’t exactly have a process. I just get these flashes in my head and as soon as I get them, I would jog them down somewhere, anywhere, be it an existing story or a new story. Otherwise, it will feel like what Maya Angelou says.

However for the flash fiction challenges and prompts, it’s different.

  1. I look at the picture prompt or the word prompt.
  2. For the picture prompt, I would then run through a variety of scenarios in my head. I would ask, can this happen? or is this situation logical? I usually try to pull from my life before going fiction.
  3. For the word prompt (the prompts that are words-only, no picture), those are usually pretty tough for me to write any fiction stories. I usually just stick to non-fiction for those.
  4. Of course, I can’t post or publish anything without proofreading and editing it. This would be my last step. I usually go over it 2 or 3 times until I’m satisfy with every word.

MY NOMINEES

It is my pleasure to nominate the following individuals:

THE STORYTELLER’S ABODE

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IN A SMALL COMPASS…

The Mischief Memoirs

I am looking forward to hear about everyone’s creative process!

Encore Post: Awards and Announcements


Okay, since today is Sunday, I think this calls for an encore post. This post will be about so many things, a few things I have to announce. Continue reading “Encore Post: Awards and Announcements”

Wrapping up 2014: Very Inspiring Blogger Award


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I would like to thank Prakash Hegade for nominating me for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award. It’s my first time to be nominated for this award and this would make it my second award nomination for this blog just this year alone. That is amazing!

I would like to thank everybody for visiting this site as well as reading the stories and tales I have written and giving me feedback.

The rules for accepting this award nomination are:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you by linking his/her blog and display the award logo.
  2. Nominate at least 15 other blogs (more or less). Link their blogs and inform them about the nomination.
  3. Mention three things that inspired you the most this week (you can talk about last week’s inspiration too).

Nominations:

  1. I’m a Writer, Yes I Am
  2. Blog Blogger Bloggest
  3. In a small compass
  4. Sugar-coating since ’91
  5. The Moving Quill
  6. Raven Apotheosis
  7. Funny Dog Moments
  8. The Excessive Gardener
  9. Ivy Mosquito
  10. teleportingweena

I didn’t think I can name this many wonderful blogs but these are as many as I can think of at this moment. Congratulations. Go check them out!

Three things that had been inspirational this week and the last:

  1. The weather. The first ever “real” snow storm hit on Christmas but the real storm was really Sunday. It delivered about 3 or 4 inches of fresh powder snow and made the whole neighborhood look like a winter wonderland. It’s inspirational because I can finally sit down at home to read and write. 
  2. My second inspiration is definitely to be able to sit down and finally finish reading two novels. My inspiration was running low and reading just help charge me back up.
  3. Of course reading other people’s blogs. I am always curious about what other people writes on their blogs and that often gives me an idea or two to help me write. 

A Wrap-up of 2014: Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award


A few months ago, SUEJU TAKESHI nominated me for the Sisterhood of the World Blogger Award but as usual, my procrastination prevails. But since I am on my winter break, I thought what better time to publish this than before the new year. I like to give a big round of thanks again to SUEJU TAKESHI for nominating this blog for this awesome award. Continue reading “A Wrap-up of 2014: Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award”

Two nominations in a month! – One Lovely Blog Award


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Wow, I’m flattered and honored. Earlier this month, my other blog, Hidden Stars, was nominated for the One Lovely Blog Award by SHRUTIGOPINATH and then yesterday, this blog, My Simple Life, was nominated for the One Lovely Blog Award by Vik Tory Arch. Thank you all so much. You’re the reason which I continue to blog.

Here are the rules:

  1. You must thank the person who nominated you and include a link to their blog.You must list the rules and display the award.
  2. You must add 7 facts about yourself.
  3. You must nominate 15 (or more) other bloggers and comment on one of their posts to let them know they have been nominated.

Here are 7 more facts about me that I have not listed yet:

  1. I used to play the piano. I learned it during my Sophomore year in high school and I got pretty good at it, at least according to my step-dad. He even spent $600 on a digital piano so I have something to practice on.
  2. During that time, I spent part of the time also learning guitar but unfortunately my fingers couldn’t reach the strings. So my step-dad gave up, at least until I could master the “G” note.
  3. I skipped half of the Fall semester and the spring semester of 4th grade as well as the Fall semester of 5th grade. So technically, I skipped an entire grade.
  4. After nearly a month into the semester, I think my understanding of accounting is so many times clearer than engineering. Is that strange? Maybe I should’ve swapped major a few years ago.
  5. During the past two or three years, the music on my ipod has changed dramatically, from pop and R&B to rock, indie, and alternative. Pop just sound so annoying these days.
  6. My favorite colors are light purple, black, and white. These choices have never changed.
  7. I have always been told my skin feels icy. Frankly, I have no idea but my mom and aunt like to wrap their arms around me during the warmest time. It’s nice but I’d be sweating to death. 🙂

As for my nominations, I am nominating everyone because I think everyone is awesome in their own way.

100th Post: First One Lovely Blog Award Nomination


I have saved my 100th for the best. When I started this blog less than a year ago, I had no idea I would reach the 100th post so soon. I thought since this blog is reserved for fiction only, I wouldn’t be able post a lot on it. But here I am, less than one year later and voila, 100th post.

I would like to thank SHRUTIGOPINATH for nominating me for One Lovely Blog Award. It is my first nomination and this blog’s first nomination not only for the One Lovely Blog Award but this is the first award for this specific blog.

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So here are the rules: (According to the post on Shrutigopinath’s site)

  1. Thank the person who has nominated you. Provide a link to his/her blog.
  2. List the rules and display the award image.
  3. Include 7 facts about yourself.
  4. Nominate 15 other bloggers and let them know that they have been nominated.  This is a way to introduce others to bloggers that you love.
  5. Display the award logo and follow the blogger who nominated you.

7 facts about me:

  • I like to brew my stories, let it develop in my mind before I write it all down.
  • I don’t like inconclusive endings. So I would often wonder what would happen next in my mind but I never write them down for reasons that are beyond my comprehension.
  • I believe I lack a sense of humor but then I feel like I am trying too hard to be funny. So pardon my humorless tales. 🙂
  • I am slightly caffeine intolerant. I get headache when I drink coffee and even coke. That leaves hot cocoa and sprite.
  • I have a desire to move to a country (rural) setting or somewhere there are different color of trees according to the season and no planes flying over my head. However, I still want to stay a stone throw away from civilization (towns, cities but not big cities like Chicago).
  • I super duper want to travel to another country or continent. I want to explore other civilizations.
  • I try either too hard or not hard enough. I don’t know what’s in between but I am either one extreme or the other. Like with trying to make friends, either I don’t try at all and let them come to me or I’d try super hard to make them like me.

Nominations:

  1. Thin Spiral Notebook
  2. alifeindetails
  3. Optimistic Kid
  4. I’m a Writer, Yes I Am
  5. New Teacher Life
  6. WAKE UP YOUR LUCK
  7. TAKESHI’S FLIGHT
  8. Brainstorm.
  9. Sugar-Coating Since ’91
  10. Sapient Chronicles
  11. H.M. Brooks Writes
  12. teleportingweena
  13. In a small compass…
  14. My Hong Kong husband
  15. I AM YOUR TWILIGHTSTAR (I think your blog is awesome too.) 🙂

Drum roll please, 100th post!!! Need to brag on my accomplishments and bag on my frustrations


Before I say anything else, I would just like to say, this is my 100th post! I know right? It feels like a whirlwind. After two straight months of constant blogging, I’ve reached my second major goal! The first was of course 100 followers.

Well technically, I have been blogging for more than a year but don’t forget the 5-month hiatus not to mention I’ve only managed to publish less than 10 posts a month from September to April. So really, I’ve only been blogging for 2 months. Honestly, I thought it would take me a lot longer than that to post 100 articles.

On another note, I would also like to brag on myself a little bit. Last Saturday, during my club meeting, I was nominated and awarded the coveted “Outstanding Toastmaster Award”!!! Of course, I knew that because one of the Sergeant at Arms spilled the beans during the last meeting in May but still, it’s not always the Club President gives a specific member recognition. It almost feels like my 5th grade award assembly, except without the surprise. Aww, now I’m making myself blush.

Anyway, onto a more serious note. For the past week, I found myself feeling uninspired to write. 😦 Not only blogwise but in general. It’s like my imagination’s shutting down on me. I am even stuck on the 5th re-write of the novel I’ve working for the past year. I don’t know what’s happening.

Maybe it’s the test and my classes burying down on me? Maybe after next Tuesday, when I can finally take a breath, then my imagination and creativity would come back to me? Right now, the best is to hope.

An Eventful Thursday: A record setting week


Whew!!! Finally, a load off my chest.

After getting just three hours of sleep and a protein-rich breakfast (Hot Cocoa and scramble egg sandwich) , Continue reading “An Eventful Thursday: A record setting week”