10 Weirdly Amazing Facts I Just Discovered

1. Queen Elizabeth has a stand-in so her eyes won’t get hurt by the sun Ella Slack, the Royal Not-So-Highness, is Queen Elizabeth’s royal stand-in. Having similar height and stature to the queen, she goes to rehearsals before certain events to avoid any royal pains like the sun getting in Her Majesty’s eyes. 2. You cannot hum while holding your nose/breath You just tested it, … Continue reading 10 Weirdly Amazing Facts I Just Discovered

21 Motivational Quotes to Keep You Writing

You don’t start out writing good stuff. You start out writing crap and thinking it’s good stuff, and then gradually you get better at it. That’s why I say one of the most valuable traits is persistence. Octavia E. Butler You can always edit a bad page. You can’t edit a blank page. Jodi Picoult Start writing, no matter what. The water does not flow … Continue reading 21 Motivational Quotes to Keep You Writing

Questions an aspiring writer should be able to answer

I was taught that writing is an adventure: one’s discovery of self and soul. If you know yourself, you’ll write better books and stories. Here are questions an aspiring writer should be able to answer: 1. What subject brings you to your knees? Many aspiring writers stop in the middle of their writing journey to avoid subjects that they fear. Some people want to write … Continue reading Questions an aspiring writer should be able to answer

The 30 Day Writing Challenge

Someone once told me that the secret to having a prosperous writing life is… This may sound stupid, but it’ll work. It’ll definitely make a difference to your writing life. Here is it: “Write 1000 words EVERY DAY.” That’s it. You don’t need to buy anything. It’s just a plain and simple discipline. And when I say EVERY DAY, that’s EVERY SINGLE DAY with no … Continue reading The 30 Day Writing Challenge

A love letter to the one I’m with today…

When it comes to you, I never know where to start. I could talk about anything, and eventually it’ll just end up with your name and how much I love you. How we met wasn’t special. Birds didn’t sing, it didn’t rain, the world didn’t stop. If time stood still, I’ll never know. How it started wasn’t extraordinary. But how we coursed through our lives … Continue reading A love letter to the one I’m with today…

Interviewing the Hey Joe Show — How everything started

In the year 2015, even before the Hey Joe Show was featured on television, I have been following them on social media. For me, it was astonishing to come across five Americans who loved the Filipino culture and learned the Visayan language by heart. I binge-watched their uploads, told my friends about it until they, themselves, started watching and loving the group of Amerikanong Bisaya. … Continue reading Interviewing the Hey Joe Show — How everything started

My True Crime Binge-Watch List on Netflix

There are a lot of reasons why people love true crime TV series. Crime is normal in the world we live in. Evil fascinates us. Humans are curious in nature, and we just can’t look away from disasters. It helps us feel prepared. It gives us the adrenaline rush. We like solving mysteries. We like to be scared in a controlled way. This kind of … Continue reading My True Crime Binge-Watch List on Netflix

Why I spend my free time writing despite not getting paid

I write because I like it. In fact, I love it. I love how these ideas just pop into my head, and how my hands won’t stop itching until I’ve beautifully put together the words floating in front of my eyes. At first, writing was a hobby. I did it for fun. I wrote stories to please myself. But as I grew, it became a … Continue reading Why I spend my free time writing despite not getting paid

Dealing With Insecurity

WHAT IS INSECURITY? insecurity (n.) she tried to conceal her insecurity: lack of confidence, lack of self-confidence, self-doubt, self-consciousness, nervousness, hesitancy, anxiety, apprehension, worry, uneasiness We worry about a lot of things. We worry about being late. We worry that the weekend’s over and we’ll have to deal with Mondays. We worry about what people think of us. We worry about how good-looking we are. … Continue reading Dealing With Insecurity

15 Romantic Movies I Can Rewatch Without Getting Bored

1. Me Before You A romantic drama adaptation from Jojo Moyes’ “Me Before You”, a story of Louisa Clark who’s employed to care for Will Traynor, a paralyzed man who had lost the will to live after getting hit by road bike. The two of them bond and found love at the most unexpected moment. This story of a broken man who falls for his … Continue reading 15 Romantic Movies I Can Rewatch Without Getting Bored