Follow Your Heart


I hate to admit it, but seeing my daughter make her sketches using her new charcoal pencil made me want to go back to casual sketching again. I practiced with pencil strokes, tried making a face, and then just let my hand do what it wants to do.

As much as I want to take interest in pencil sketching, it does not spark an intense longing and satisfaction as writing, or any other venture I have taken. More


Goodbye, Grandmother


My grandmother passed away Sunday morning around 8:30am. She passed away peacefully, a relief to all of us because she’s been suffering for almost 10 years.

I do not know how to pay tribute to someone who has done a lot for her children and grandchildren. I never had the privilege of growing up with my grandmother, and I never got to know what it’s like to have a workaholic yet caring grandmother. More

Write If You Want To Write

I can’t remember who said it and where I read it. But what I remember was that there was a man asking a famous writer if he can be a writer. The writer then said, “If you wake up one morning and the first thing that you think about is writing, then you already are a writer.”

It stuck to me because I wanted to be a writer ever since high school. But I never got that compulsion to write that it was the first thing I wanted to do and think about first thing in the morning.


Never Forget Your Contact Details

I was surfing the net to look for a place to buy compost or worm castings for my container garden. My oregano is in dire need of nitrogen. I stumbled upon a website of a family-owned business that offers online payment for worm castings, and I got exited.

My bubble burst and frustration sets in when I navigated the website and cannot find a single contact detail. I would have offered this person good business because my mom-in-law is an absolute gardening addict. More

A Blogger of Many Talents

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I am a writer. I cannot deny that. Any other artistic talent  that my mother contributed to the family gene pool, my tiny yet feisty older sister gathered them all. I don’t  do decors, I don’t do stylings, I don’t do anything artistic whatsoever.

I am the practical and subdued person in the family in a sense, and I cannot and will not change that. More

My Growing Girl


The best blessing that I got for being a work-at-home mom is seeing my daughter grow up. I have seen her development from infancy to school age, and I thank the Lord that I got that rare, taken-foregranted opportunity.

I knew that the day will come when she will demand her own bed. Our culture is very open to co-sleeping, and her desire to have her own bed is met with both anticipation and sadness from me and my husband. She is starting to become independent, and we as her parents are ambivalent over giving her that precious gift. More

A Client’s Satisfaction

Writing for someone else is never an issue for me. Even if my writings get published under someone’s name, I get the satisfaction of knowing that it helped my client in some way.

And a lot of successful freelancers get to the top by making sure that they work hard in order to fulfill a client’s needs.

So how can you be that writer? More

Career Dilema

I was always proud of the fact that I was the only blogger among my company of friends. However, when things started falling down on the freelance economy, the decison to shift careers and ignore my blogs became necessary.

And up to this day, I regret the change and neglect I have shown on my writing career, especially when I see successful bloggers getting breaks and exposure.

As a consequence of my actions, my blog rankings dropped, my writing style suffered, and my self-confidence went down the drain.


Writing With Music

Let’s face it. Even if you love writing down to the very depths of your soul, there will come a time when you will need to have a break from it. It won’t be a problem if you are just writing for a hobby.

However, that urge to have a break can be fatal for a freelancer racing against a deadline. There may even be times when you yourself won’t notice that you need a break until you give yourself the luxury of something that comforts you like none other.

One of those things, for me, is music.

My Valentine Break

I was trying to update my gardening blog because we just bought a couple of plants at a local nursery. After three misserable attempts, I called it quits. Here’s why:

Chibi Painting

She just loves to draw, and who am I to get in the way of creativity?

Happy Valentine’s Day!

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