I Love Life

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I consider myself one of those people who value life more than anything else in this world. The moment I was born, I brought great happiness to my mother and father. They always tell me that I was the only one they ever wanted in this world. They want nothing more than see me growing up to be a fine lady and responsible citizen. I can feel their love everyday with the things they sacrifice for me like their jobs. My mother had to resign to her dream job as a book writer because she doesn’t want me to be left under the care of a nanny. That job she just slipped away was her dream job. She worked hard just to be able to grasp it. Then she gave it up to be able to be with me.

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My father also sacrificed something important to him just to give my family a comfortable life. He had to work in a foreign country to provide more for our family especially me. I am living a life different from normal people because I am able to study in a prestigious school. That is only one of the privileges I got with the work of my father.

What I can give them back from the many things they’ve done for me is to fulfill my dreams and be the best person I can be and live up to their expectations and my family’s principles.

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How To be Productive When Writing

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Writing is actually something that I do love to do regardless of how busy I am. The fact that I also make time to do it, I mean there is no excuses when it comes into writing. I can say that having a pen and paper at my bag is something that I should never forget at all time. Well, it’s just turned into habit since I don’t want to miss a chance when a good idea comes to my mind. To think that it is really hard if you start into writing but then there is no ideas that you can use.

The three things that help me to be really productive when writing:

1. Always start in choosing a topic that you like the most – this helps me to really concentrate with what I am about to write. I guess sticking with a topic that I like the most is simply one of the effective way that any student or writers should do. In this way the consistency in what should be written can be achieved.

2. Choose the best place to write – it’s hard to focus when you are in a very crowded and noisy place I can attest that when you are in that kind of environment it’s impossible to do an important. That’s why as much as possible better choose a peaceful place to keep your mind at the right track and be more productive.

3. Read a Lot – this is one of the things that I do to really keep the pace in writing. In this way I can say that I am being productive both in discovering from the things that I read as well as in what I write.

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I hope that the following tips might be a helpful one!

Seek First To Understand

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How often have you heard someone say, “I know that’s what I said, but what I meant was…” or some other example of it?

Communication is an interesting thing. We use words to convey ideas and often struggle to find the right ones. Speaking of course is the worst because it is real time. All the editing typically happens between the head and the mouth.

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Now, if you’re a poor conversationalist, the tips I am about to provide probably won’t help you much. You’re better off renting the movie: The King’s Speech. What I want to work on here is how to be better understood in a more formal speaking setting. That being said, here are some simple tips:

1. Have a point – it is important to be a better communicator. To be clear here, when I say ‘have a point’ I mean something you can articulate in a single sentence. “The reason I am speaking to these people is…”

That sentence will become the anchor to which I attach all the info you are about to provide. Without it the information becomes overwhelming and floats off into the sunset like a boat one the waves.

2. Stick to the point – If you’re being asked to speak you have information. You probably have enough information to speak for hours. But how much of that information supports your point?

In business setting I typically find that something like more that half of the information in any presentation really belongs in an appendix, stuff that supports the talk but isn’t directly connected to the main point. Leave all THAT stuff out. Save it for the question & answer at the end.

3. Consider you audience-  Whatever it is you’re communicating should have some relevance to why your audience is there. Otherwise your point becomes one of trying to prove how smart, or funny, or important you are.

It is important to connect to your audience and learn to seek first to understand rather than just talk about yourself.

 

Be Motivated To Write In A Gloomy Weather

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In spite of the gloomy weather outside, I am in the right mood to write. Writing is just a hobby for me and admittedly I only do it when I am motivated. Believe it or not, but my motivation to write actually depends on the weather. It sounds odd but that is true. It is nice to sit comfortably in front of my computer while looking through the window when it’s gray and grim outside.

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Other writers have their own motivations to write and I really admire those who are naturally gifted when it comes to putting down their thoughts on paper. Whatever mood they are in or whatever weather is there outside they have bountiful and bottomless energy that they never run out of ideas nor lose their focus in writing. How I wish I have that kind of talent, when ideas and words just flow effortlessly from my mind into my fingertips without being distracted on whatever is happening around me.

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But anyway, I won’t let this gloomy and gray weather passes by without writing anything. This is the perfect time for me to write. I can feel that there are some good ideas percolating inside my head already. This type of weather really gets my imagination and creativity on fire. I should get going and work on my story. So yeah, I have to leave you here because I am working for something. Once I’m done with it I will gonna share it here so look forward to it.

The Rainbow Flag

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Jamaica wasn’t one of the places I wanted to visit when I was just a little girl. In fact, I wasn’t aware that a nation called Jamaica was existing, until it was introduced to us during the fifth grade by our geography teacher. I know a little about Jamaica before, aside from the fact that it is a small country located in the Caribbean paradise. Until I reached my first year high school and I befriended some Jamaicans from our class. These people introduced to me a very wonderful music called reggae and the person behind it, Bob Marley. From then on, I became more interested in Jamaica and its culture. I would really like to be more acquainted to the land of the “Rainbow Flag” or what they call as “Xaymacca.”

Being the traveler that I am, I would really love to visit that place. But from where I stand right now, I guess it would be impossible. Aside from my studies and as well as my other endeavors, budget is also to be considered. Let’s face it, a Caribbean vacation would surely cost me a lot of fortune. It’s kinda pricey knowing the fact that a paradise of pristine shores and an Island of rich culture awaits you there. I guess I really have to earn a good amount of funds just to fulfill that particular bullet in my bucket list.

For now, I would just steely on by working a lot of school work such as those nasty academic papers, reviews and even dealing with grumpy professors. But mark my words, some day I would walk on the shores of that Island and I would conquer my own Lion of Judah and find Zion. (Gee, talk about being trying hard in doing patois talk. lol.)

5 Ways Writing Has Made Me A Better Person

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This is why writing is important. People should try it more often.

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1. It makes me more empathic.

There is an old saying about “wearing many hats”; well a writer has to wear many heads. You cannot get away with writing from the outside in; you must learn to live inside another mind. Doing that in writing makes it easy to extend that to your personal life. Questions like “What is this person’s motivation? What drives him or her?” don’t have to be limited to writing workshops or book clubs; these questions also apply to real people in real situations, and understanding that means understanding them.

2. It makes me a better reader.

I’ve always loved to read, but it wasn’t until I began to write seriously that I fully appreciated what a joy a perfectly executed sentence is. I read somewhere that Hunter S. Thompson as a young man used to re-write “The Great Gatsby” line by line to help him…

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Babble, Babble, Babble

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I have been planning on writing a short story for days now. but I can’t seem to think of anything to write about. I mean, don’t get me wrong. I’m not uninspired or anything. I just can’t think of something to write about that I think will be a good read. yeah, call me a itsy bitsy perfectionist, but when I write something, I put real effort into it. I don’t wanna just smash the keyboard and then BOOM! a wild short story appeared!

But anyway, I was wondering if I could write about a girl that travels. you know? someone who travels a lot! and she likes writing and photography and stuff. and the story unfolds ala Eat.Pray.Love..but wait, a short story would not suffice with that plot!

Another problem is this. I really really love writing. I could probably write a lot but I don’t think I have the patience to write a novel! I don’t think I could craft a coherent plot. and to just add, I am pretty lame at writing endings because I always AVOID like the plague an ending that seems to cliche’. so instead of writing some happy ending, I kinda leave my readers (if there’s any) hanging.eat pray love

But that’s just really my story and my style. I want to write about something relevant. you know, kinda like a social critique. like let’s say about the NSA or something. yeah! yeah! how about that, wait for it. I’ll post it here.

Toodles.

My Top 5 Favorite Quotes About Writing

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Writing is one of the things I always do on my spare time. But you know, I’m not professional. I just make sure that I can use the subject-verb agreement properly. Putting up this blog is an activity of mine to enhance my skills in writing. It is like a practice for me. I have a love and hate relationship with writing. There are times that I am really enthusiastic with writing and no one can interrupt me to write all those ideas popping out of my head. But most of the time, laziness comes in. Times that you are too lazy to write anything. Words are slipping out and no idea at all. When these times are haunting me, I only read quotes pertaining to writing. It inspires me and help me to write creatively.

1. STEPHEN KING – If you don’t have time to read, you don’t have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that.

My say: It’s a good thing to read. Then you can write some thing. Even if it is a simple writing about your day.

2. SYLVIA PLATH – And by the way, everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise. The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.

My say: Have the guts to write. Anything. Work your mind out.

3. WILLIAM FAULKNER – Read, read, read. Read everything — trash, classics, good and bad, and see how they do it. Just like a carpenter who works as an apprentice and studies the master. Read! You’ll absorb it. Then write. If it’s good, you’ll find out. If it’s not, throw it out of the window.

My say: Be a voracious reader.

4. DOUGLAS ADAMS – I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by.

My say: Beating the deadline is your goal.

5. BARBARA KINGSOLVER – Don’t try to figure out what other people want to hear from you; figure out what you have to say. It’s the one and only thing you have to offer.

My say: Speak your mind and heart. Let people know what you can offer. Share them your adventure.

 

About Monday

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This is weird of me right? To write a post about what I like about mondays? Well, don’t expect this post to be kinda informative about what I like with Mondays because I just can’t find a decent title for this post. Forgive me to be writing these words.

First let me ask you a question okay? Do you like mondays? Well, I bet no. Half of the world’s population, I bet, don’t like mondays for the fact that it’s next to sunday, one of the best days of the week. Monday is considered to be the day when most of the people are lazy especially those in the working class.

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Let’s also include the students for goodness sake. Believe me, what I’m saying is true. I’ve read articles about it because I wrote a post about it just last week. Well, I belong in the working class so you need to not to ask me this question. Wait, how would you ask me when I am the one who wrote this post. I am mad. Really mad. Guess I need to stop this post now or I might say more senseless things. Thank you for reading this with me.

Come and Get To Know Me

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Oh! shoot I am bored and it seems like the weather is cooperating with me. Glad that I’d stayed home, since I do have all the time that I need might as well I have to be productive.

I am not that a skilled blogger but I have to admit that I am working on it out. Well, I guess this could be my first post and I wish I can get the attention of others at some ways also I would like to learn from the experts in the field of writing a blog.

I guess I have to start introducing myself first!

I am a College student which I can say am happy with it.
I have this passion in writing that I want to really improve.
I’m into outdoor sport, it’s the best activity for me whenever I do feel burned-out from heavy loads at school.
I do love to travel and explore different place that will make my heart satisfied.
I am a happy-go-lucky lady who do not plan my life and just go with the flow.

I’m not that complicated type of person, I do enjoy doing simple things that will make me smile that’s all.

Now I am officially opening my blog.

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