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Saturday, 6 December 2014

Dear Diary: Cold but happy December

I can't believe I'm only updating this blog once a month, my New Year's Resolution shall definitely include: Blog more often! The truth is, it has been a very busy month not only at work, but also ito the Lapis sa Kalye page and my personal stuff. 

I am still waking up at 5 am to prepare for my husband's breakfast and lunch. You know a guy needs a strong woman who will support him 100% along the way. I don't want to be blamed one day that I have not been a good wife. Besides, he sure deserved everything that I do. He is a very responsible husband and marriage works when you give and take. 

As for my writing stuff in Lapis sa Kalye, one good news I have for this month is that, our third online magazine is out! You may view our magazine here: Lapis sa Kalye Dec 2014 issue. It has tons of updates and stories about the page. For those of you who are new to my blog, Lapis sa Kalye, a Facebook page started 4 years ago is a sanctuary where we post poems, short stories, essays, videos that promotes Philippine Literature. We are proud of the page that reached 2,500 likes already. We are continuously working, putting a lot of effort into it to improve and to reach more readers. 


We also have a Short story writing contest! Here are the mechanics:

1. Magsulat ng isang maikling kwento na nakasulat sa wikang Filipino pero maaaring may halong ingles.
2. Dapat bagong sulat ang kwento at hindi nakapost sa kahit anong site.
2. Hindi lalampas sa 10k ang mga salitang gagamitin.
3. Walang ibibigay na tema. Nasa sa inyo na kung anong nais nyo. Maging malikhain at lawakan ang imahinasyon.
4. Disyembre 25, 2014 ang huling araw ng pagpapasa ng entries. I-send ito sa lapissakalye@gmail.com gamit ang word document.
5. Disyembre 26-31, 2014 ang pag papalike ng mga entries.

Criteria :
30% originality.
30% impact.
20% way of writing.
10% likes.
10% spelling and grammar.

Prizes:
1st place : 1,000 pesos cash.
2nd place : 500 pesos worth of book (winner's choice)
3rd place: 300 pesos worth of book (winner's choice)


So yeah, a lot of things to look forward to this coming January.  :)

Also, I have received an envelope with my grade in Marketing... (drumroll)... I got an C+. It's better than F, and I am not ashamed of it. But I feel bad for all the hours I have spent for this subject, yet I only got a C. Of course, I can do better, but that's what you get when you try to delay an exam, and you did not go to that last lecture where they will mention what will be coming out for the exam.

Moving on, temperature is now dropping here in Hong Kong, nights are freezing. Let me leave you with some feel good photos before I signed off!

Me and my new cheap boots :P

Blue sky, a rare to be seen in Hong Kong

My brother seriously posing as if he was really reading 


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I love traveling and being immersed with different cultures. It has cultivated my love for learning and has exposed me to different perspectives. I'm a travel specialist during the day, while writing has always been my first love (considering my love of books, of course). I am an editor of Lapis sa Kalye (Hindi ito ang normal mong nababasa)**a Facebook page which promotes Philippine Literature, one of the writers of the published book - **PENDULUM. I was also the Editor in Chief of our online magazine which published free literary works. I also post my works in Wattpad reaching more than 70k reads.

And when I need a real breather, I take pictures and edit them. I'm still developing my style in this area, I don't usually follow Photography rules, I just try to have fun along the way.

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