Dear Home

Literate for a Day:  Someone or something you can’t communicate with through writing (a baby, a pet, an object) can understand every single word you write today, for one day only. What do you tell them?

 Dear Home,

I miss you so bad!

I understand now just how silly I was for taking you granted before. I hated to come home early because I thought you bore me that I couldn’t enjoy your silence. Now, I was gone from you for almost seven years & just stayed only 28 days each year with you that makes me sad & regretful for our past relationship.

 I wish I could see you every day.

I miss your living room where I can relax comfortably while watching television, or listening to music, or chatting with my family.

I miss your kitchen when there’s no one around to cook, but me.

I miss the dining table to whom I shared with my family during mealtime.

I miss my bedroom where I slept alone restfully.

I miss our second floor that feels me, I’m near in heaven.

I miss everything about you my home.

Forgive me, I took you for granted. You are the best place in the universe!

Indeed, there’s no place like home.

My Two Cities

 A Tale of two Cities

If you could split your time evenly between two places, and two places only, which would these be?

Honestly, It’s always been my wish. As you can see, I would split my time between Dubai and Philippines.

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My beautiful Home Town, Davao City Philippines. http://itsmorefuninthephilippines.com/davao-city/

 

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I make my living here in Dubai for 7 years. It is believed that Dubai is a land of opportunity where you can see its full of expats from multiple nations with a countless background which leads to cultural melting pot. http://www.visitdubai.com/en

WEEKEND HIGHLIGHTS (Day-12)

During weekends, either I stayed only at home or just had a random thing to do outside.  But I highlighted the last weekend I had, they said it was a miracle for me to wake up early and go out.

I hate myself to wake me up early in the morning but when you see the clear sky, the sea water, the sand, & when u breath the air, you would definitely be grateful for the day.

I hate myself to wake me up early in the morning but when you see the clear sky, the sea water, the sand, & when u breathe the air, you would definitely be grateful for the day.

We are not a morning person, but we have decided to be,  even just for a day.

Ten things not many people know about me (DAY-10)

I am a master of none.
I don’t like to be told.
I am addicted to solitude.
I want to travel outside the county on a regular basis.
I’d love to adopt a baby boy.
I am a fickle minded person.
I am afraid to get old.
I don’t like my decision to be judged.
I am not comfortable when someone asks how much is my salary.
I’m tired of pretending just to be nice.

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My Day in a life (DAY-8)

What do I do all day? To be honest, there is nothing significance, especially if there are no plans ahead. I just had a typical Thursday.

7:20 am – Waking time.

7:25 am – Still in the bed.

7:30 am – My coffee preparation.

7:35 -7:50 am – Shower time.

7:50-8:05 am – Dress up.

8:05-8:25 am – travel time to office.

8:26 am– reach in the office.

8:30 am -1:00 pm – at work

1:00 pm-2:00 pm – lunch break

2:00 pm – 2:30 pm – blogging, checking Facebook & chatting.

2:30 pm-5:30 pm – at work

5:30 pm-7:00 pm – at the mall, eye shopping.

7:00 pm- 8:30 pm – sumptuous dinner with my friends.

8:30-10:00 pm – at the mall with friends, just loafing around.

10:30 pm – reach my home.

11:00 pm – ready for bed.

11:00 pm – 3:00 am – Korean drama marathon

3:15 am – snoring time.

“Don’t count the days, make the days count.”

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SEVEN LESSONS (DAY 7)

So far my….  numbers11

  1. Always save for a rainy season.
  2. There’s nothing wrong to ask help.
  3. Leave your credit cards at home, especially if you don’t have important things to buy. If you have money, pay all the dues and not only the minimum amount.
  4. Try always to be positive. Don’t talk to person who will drag you down.
  5. Don’t post everything on the Facebook, you might be misunderstood.
  6. Never say anything when you are angry, you might regret it afterwards.
  7. Always, always be grateful.

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SIX PEEVES I HAVE (DAY-6)

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  1. A guy who talks too much & talk too loud.
  2. Someone who borrows something & never returned them.
  3. No common sense.
  4. People who are always late.
  5. Those who doesn’t know how to say “thank you”, “sorry” & “please”. – Presently dealing with someone like that & everyday she’s annoying. She doesn’t know how to be polite at her age!
  6. People who spit anywhere.

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STORY BEHIND MY BLOG NAME (DAY-4)

TAKE EVERY CHANCE. WRITE THEM ALL.

I can speak with my mind, but that leads me into trouble. Not all human races can accept shitty and straight words.  Tell them the truth and you will be beaten by their judgement, keep your thoughts to yourself and they will think you’re mysterious and distant.  So often times I would rather think and write them all, to avoid discomfort and enemies.

I’m not good in keeping memories of my own mind and heart.  I am forgetful.  I am useless sometime.  So taking photos, writing the best memories from special and random occasions became my habit.

I always have a diary when I was young. I just stopped writing on it when I learned that my Mom was also reading it frequently. I even used codes of words, but amazingly she still recognized it. So I was mad and disheartened and swore never ever again to write in a diary which is noticeable in her eyes. Online is much better!

So this made me into blogs.  I don’t expect a million of followers or whatever.  I just share and keep the memories in words.  Honestly, when I have nothing to do and write, I just go back from the oldest date and read it, reminiscing it.  It made me realize and remember who I am, who I was and what I have been through.

So again, let’s take every chance to live, to love and to laugh and write them all.

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THANKFUL THURSDAY (Day 2)

When I wake up every day, I always thank God for the gift of being alive. But Thursday is a special day for me, it is near to perfection, to my rest day. (Friday is the off day in the Middle East)

When I was young, weekend means to me for fun; going to the malls, movies, drinking, partying and going home very late. I had so much fun in those days. I am about to kill myself from exhaustion.

When I am right now, weekend means relaxation and “me time”. I almost hate myself for being too comfortable to be alone than to be with someone else.  I always ask myself if I miss something important out there, and keep reminding myself to go out, and look for rather valuable activities to do.

Today is Thursday and it’s about to end.  I made things  to do;

Laundry
Ironing
Eating
Watching dramas
Sleeping
Chatting
Reading

Sounds boring? no, sounds me time at least for me 🙂

Thank you Lord.

Enjoy your weekend everyone!

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GOALS FOR OCTOBER (day 1)

My goals?

When was the last time I earnestly set a goal for myself? I can’t even remember! Too bad. Too crummy. But since this challenge, defy me, I would have to think about it, hard.

My goals are:

  1. To finish the short term course in my Accounting subject with 3 accounting system with perfect scores & knowledge, even my first objective was to have only the certificate for additional credentials.
  2. To have extra money this month around $2500.00, to enroll the course for CMA (Certified Management Accountant).
  3. To have a job description in my work, and not only to wait for random responsibility.
  4. To find a new place to stay, it should be neat, quite & cheap.
  5. To talk to my son heart to heart regarding his “issues” on his transition period of being a teenager.
  6. Not to post anything in my Facebook account.
  7. To watch a movie once a month.
  8. To save at least $55.00 from my monthly allowance.
  9. To finish reading the 2 books I have.
  10. To do pay forward.

Well, as what the saying goes.. setting a goal is not the main thing. It is deciding how you will go about achieving it and staying with that plan. May I will review my goals everyday to achieve maybe not all of them, but will be most of them.

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PERFECT PLACE

A genie has granted your wish 
to build your perfect space for
reading and writing. What is it like?
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I have only one in my mind.

Ever since I wanted a beach house where I could rest, read, watch movies and write.house-at-the-beach-1

This is the perfect place for my perfect dream 🙂

RESOLUTION TO ATTAIN

I never had made a New Year’s resolution last year, so clearly nothing to be resolved today. But I made one for this year and with any luck and perseverance, I will make it happen.

I have only one resolution and that is;  WHATEVER I WANTED TO HAPPEN, I SHOULD BE AGGRESSIVE TO ATTAIN IT. Let me start with my Annual Leave Vacation.  I applied already but my boss seems uninterested to approve it.  I shall wait for his return next week from his business trip and I’ll start chasing him until I’ll get what I want.

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Have you ever made a New Year’s Resolution that you kept?

OUT OF REACH

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To be in the middle class society, I would say I have a hard time getting and receiving what I want. My parents were always tough in budgeting, that they would only first provide me all the basic needs and the rest were just like always on the line.

When I was young I always wanted to have a beautiful doll and a bicycle. In fairness, my parents gave me one doll but it was worn out already and has a very ugly face. I played with it since I have no choice to be fussy. Later, I learned to make a paper doll which was more satisfying and lasting for my pleasure. Unfortunately, I never had my own bicycle; it was out of my reach. I was just able to borrow from friends and rented from our neighbors.

When I looked back at my younger years, I was lack of material things and I always wondered about it. I always asked the heaven why we are not rich and yet never heard an answer. Despite of it, I can always consider my childhood with a very happy time in my life. I was free then. No worries. No burden.

I wish I could go back the old times and enjoy it more.

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Out of reach

LEARNING STYLE

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I believe that each person has different learning styles and techniques. Others learned in a group and in an interactive setting, some find comfortable in one-on-one, or from various help of lectures and books.

My style of learning is through my experiences and from others. I am not at ease in a group interaction; I can’t concentrate on listening to lectures and some bullshit ideas from others. I just simply learned from my mistakes, victory, my instinct and a little use of my common sense. In that I can fully understand. In fairness I listen from someone’s experiences too especially to strangers where I can’t judge them.

In other way around, I took some test to know my learning style from answering questions with facts and information.  I got this result, I am a VISUAL LEARNER.

Visual

If you are a visual learner, you learn by reading or seeing pictures. You understand and remember things by sight. You can picture what you are learning in your head, and you learn best by using methods that are primarily visual. You like to see what you are learning.

As a visual learner, you are usually neat and clean. You often close your eyes to visualize or remember something, and you will find something to watch if you become bored. You may have difficulty with spoken directions and may be easily distracted by sounds. You are attracted to color and to spoken language (like stories) that is rich in imagery.

You can take the test and found out for yourself where you belong:

http://www.educationplanner.org/students/self-assessments/learning-styles.shtml

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what's your learning style?

FIVE ITEMS

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A classic question: what are the five items you mush have on a deserted island?

  1. Water. A lot of them.
  2. Music. It should be a music player with solar-powered.
  3. Books & Pad. A book allows you to travel with imagination to other places while being stuck on an island. You can do all the writings too.
  4. Sunscreen. To avoid getting hopelessly burned in the sun.
  5. Survival kit like knife, medicines etc.
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5 items to bring