Filipino Friday (3): What do you think of fanfiction?

Fanfiction is pretty popular, no doubt about it, but it has been received with mixed feelings by many authors and writers. Some don’t mind it, and even welcome readers who give their own spin on their work. Some writers don’t like it at all, to the point that they contact fanfiction authors to take their work down. Others use it as a jump-off point for their own writing. How about you? What is your take […]

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I need to write this because God is sooo awesome!

While I was walking on my way to office this morning, I was having this conversation with God in my head about how challenging my life is lately especially in terms of my finances. Then I started bargaining with God and told Him ‘Lord, if only you would give me a new job with higher salary,  I’m sure I’ll be out of this mess.’ In the middle of my silent monologue with God, I suddenly […]

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Filipino Friday (2): Have you ever wanted to write a book?

As a reader, have you ever thought about writing a book? What kind of books/stories do you want to write? Or are you now a published author, and what compelled you to go fulfil this dream? How was your journey from reader to writer? How did you go about getting your book out there? Hello! I know that it’s Monday. But because I was in a deserted island last friday, I wasn’t able to publish […]

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Your Career Roadmap (How to get the job you want… and love the job you hate!) by Nelson T. Dy

The Book Title: Your Career Roadmap (How to get the job you want… and love the job you hate!)  Author: Nelson T. Dy Price: PhP 295.00 Number of Pages: 283 Rating: 4/5 Stars Summary: The book is a compilation of the best articles from the author’s Sunday Column “Your Career Roadmap” in The Philippine Star. It talks about the author’s thirty-years worth of experience working in the corporate world. It also covers a variety of topics […]

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Now My Life Song Sings

If there’s one thing that I believe played a great role to my conversion, it’s music. Thanks to my friend and roommate back in college, I was introduced to Christian songs and artists like Hillsong, Switchfoot, Casting Crowns and of course, Relient K. Whenever she’s in our room, she will start playing Christians songs and will sometimes explain the meaning of the songs to me. It was also from her that I learned to be careful with the kind of […]

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Filipino Friday 2014 (1) – Surprise, Reader!

Hello there! I’ve been following the Filipino Fridays meme since 2012 and I’ve been meaning to participate in the meme. However, for some not-so-valid reasons, I wasn’t able to do so. So, for the nth time, I will again attempt to post for Filipino Fridays. For the introduction, I’m Cary and I’m a member of The Filipino Group, a local book club based in Goodreads, for more about three years now. Surprise, Reader! Hello, it’s the […]

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September and October Reads

Because I’m happy that September was a relatively productive month for me, I’ll share the summary of the books I’ve read last month and the books I’m planning to read this October. I was able to finish 6 books (yay!) in September and I’m happy because that’s the most number of books I’ve read in a month so far, this year. For me, it’s a sign that my passion for reading is back. Life without passion is […]

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Day 2: Describe a Moment or a Day When Being Single Really Suck

You know what? This is really a hard one. You know, I’ve been single for 26 years and I’m so used to it that doing things alone is a normal thing for me. It is really very seldom for me to have that feeling of need to be with someone so, what I will share is an awkward moment of being single. As an introvert, I really love doing things alone and one of those […]

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Last Quarter Reading Goal

And just like that, we’re now in the last quarter of the year! But before that, friends, please celebrate with me because Goodreads says I’m a book ahead of my reading plan!! 🙂 Yes, I’m celebrating because for the past few months, life in general, is very difficult for me. I am disappointed because I haven’t accomplished anything great this year so I want to succeed at least in achieving my reading goal. Anyway, every […]

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Day 1: Your Answer to Everyone’s Favorite, ‘Why are you still single?’

  So this is my first entry to the challenge. I don’t actually have a ready answer whenever someone throws me this question point blank. So I’ll just share a typical conversation with me whenever this topic is brought up and it goes something like this: Someone: Do you have a boyfriend? Me: No. Someone: Why?! Me: Hmm, I don’t know. Someone: But have you ever been in a relationship? Me: ahmm, No. Someone: seriously?! […]

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