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Daily Prompt: Generation XYZ

At this moment, I am taking a break from the Zero to Hero Challenge. For the meantime, I am going to post about today’s aily prompt. It’s been a while since I last posted using the prompt. So, here it goes. The prompt was:

Think about the generation immediately younger or older than you. What do you understand least about them — and what can you learn from them?

First of all, I would say that we can learn from each other. No matter what the age is, every one of us can learn from every person that we encounter.

I’d go first on what is the thing that I least understand from the generation younger than me. I think that would be early relationships. Call me old fashioned or bitter but I still think that having relationship requires maturity. One of the most common stories we hear about is teenage pregnancy. I’ve encountered girls who got pregnant at such an early age. There’s nothing wrong with being pregnant but come on! It’s very dangerous if the girl will have to undergo the pregnancy. There are a lot of risks not only for her but also for the baby she will be carrying. Also, what about her future? There are still lots of things that she has to accomplish to build her character before giving birth and raising a child. I think that proper guidance should be given to teens nowadays. Freedom is good but it shouldn’t be abused.

On the other hand, I adore how the teens nowadays are so brave and outspoken. Before, there are no social media but now everyone can voice out their thoughts and ideas to the world. In my opinion, it’s really good that some teens can be involved in sharing their opinions about certain important issues.

As for the older genration, the thing I least understand about them is when they get angry when someone younger than them tries to explain himself/herself. In our country, it is a must to give older people with so much respect. However, there are times that this causes the older people to block out what the younger ones have to say. For an instance, when my parents get angry with me, they will scold me and ask me what happened. However, when I speak for myself and explain, they will get mad at me and accuse me of being rude. It can be really unfair sometimes. Lol.

Anyway, the thing that I learn the most from the older generation is patience. We all live in a world where everything is instant. We don’t have to work for things as much as they had during their time. I think being with them and hearing stories from them will make us realize how lucky we had that we have so much convenience in our lives due to technology.

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Day 23: Round-Up

Hi everyone! I’m alive!! Lol, well you all know what’s my excuse for being absent for days. Anyway, two days to go before the end of the Zero to Hero: 30 Days to a Better Blog Challenge. This is what I will say: Never say never. I still feel that I can accomplish the remaining tasks of the challenge. It’s one of the times when I should let my stubbornness rule. The task for Day 23 is to publish a post which contains the links to the blogs with my fave posts. Here they are:

#1: When a man touches a womans blog, distaster strikes-From One Crazy Life to Another

When I read this task, this is one of the posts that immediately came to my mind. I am just one of those hopeless romantic girls who swoon over a lot of things. I think this is a post that everyone should read especially men out there!!! 😛 It’s really an fun thing to read. You’ll adore Amanda and her blog. It’s full of posts that will make you smile and be inspired.

#2: I’m grateful for stubbornness-Life’s Little Mercies

I must say that I am lucky to have stumbled in this blog. Life’s Little Mercies is a daily gratitude blog. If you ever need a motivation, this blog is a must to visit. Here, you’ll find that you can be inspired just appreciating what you have in life. I love the post titled, “I’m grateful for stubbornness”. Like what I have mentioned earlier, I am stubborn. Great thing, the advantages of stubbornness was discussed here.

#3: I’m here now-Two-Minute Tune-Up

Pam’s blog is one of the many inspirational blogs that I have been following. This particular post is one of the most moving in my opinion. It’s something that inspires me to just focus on what I have rather complain about what I don’t have. In her blog, you will find many short motivational posts that can help you get going when it just gets tough.

Moving on to the next tasks..

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A Spaceship? Run!!! Aliens are coming!!!!!!

It was a quiet and peaceful Sunday morning. I woke up to the sunlight streaming through my window’s curtain. It was another average boring day in my life. As a daily routine, I got ready for my early morning jog around the the neighborhood. Everyday I am used to seeing the very kind Mr. and Mrs. Evans at the front of their garage stretching for their daily aerobics routine. Usually, I would pass by them and their immaculate house. Then, wave and smile. I must admit that even if I don’t talk to them often I think they are pretty nice folks.

However, something was off  today. I noticed that Mrs. Evans holds a baseball bat. She stood at the front of their closed garage door in a defensive stance as if there’s someone behind the doors and ready to hit whoever comes out of it. I approached her and told her, “Hi Mrs. Evans! Good morning! How are you doing? Where’s Mr. Evans?” She smiled at me though it looked forced. She was shaking!! I could see the terror in her eyes. From that moment, I decided that it will be best for us to get away from their garage. Who knows? There might be a murderer or a criminal behind the closed garage door. I pulled her towards the direction of my house.

When we got inside, I let her sit on my couch. Then, I asked her, “What’s happening Mrs. Evans? Can you please tell me so that I could get some help?” After calming herself, she told me that she saw a spaceship inside their garage. At first, I laughed at her and told her “Seriously?”. I didn’t mean to be rude but she appeared  angry when I laughed. I tried to humor her then. So, I kept my face neutral and encouraged her to tell me what’s going on.

She said that they both left their house early. Her husband was supposed to pick his friends who are visiting them for today while she ran some errands and went for grocery. When she got back, she noticed that there’s something wrong. Their garage door was open half-way. That’s when she saw the spaceship. She was so terrified of what she had seen and the first thing she thought of was to protect herself. So, that’s why she got the baseball bat that was placed beside their garage door. Then, she pushed the garage door’s button to close it all the way.

In my mind, I am thinking that this might be some kind of illusion she’s having. I just nodded at her and let her talk to help her calm down. I told her that nobody’s going to help us if we tell others especially the cops about what she saw. So, I volunteered to come there with her. As a form of self-defense, I brought my pepper spray and kitchen knife. This is so turning into a scary movie..a very crappy one.

Mrs. Evans and I approached their garage as silent as we can. I was poised to attack whoever was behind the doors. She pressed the button for the door to lift up. I held my breath as I waited….

I gasped when I saw what she was talking about. There it was. A spaceship! Its multicolored lights are blinking. Fog was also coming from its open door. I would have never thought that I will see a spaceship in my life. I was not frightened but rather amazed by the sight in front of me. I felt something  pulling me to come towards it. Unconsciously, I was walking forward to the entrance of the spaceship but Mrs. Evans pulled me and hysterically said, “What the hell are you thinking?” I smiled and told her to stop freaking out. Maybe this is is something amazing. I don’t care if she’s scared to come with me but I am very curious to see what’s waiting inside the spaceship. She shook her head and gripped my hand. Then, she told me that she will come with me.

We walked hand in hand towards the spaceship’s entrance. We cautiously approached the door and went inside.

That was when we both said…

“What the fuck?!”

There, in front of us, was Mr. Evans with their family, friends, and some people from the neighborhood. They all shouted, “Surprise!!!” and sang “Happy Birthday” for Mrs. Evans. I just shook my head and smiled. I joined the crowd as they sang for the birthday girl.This is the weirdest birthday surprise that I have ever witnessed. Like EVER. That was so creative of Mr. Evans.

This post was written for the What If Weekly Writing Challenge. The prompt was:

What if you discovered a spaceship in your neighbor’s garage?

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Day 22: My First Time in Joining a Blog Event

This is one of the times that I am actually happy that I joined and kept up with the Zero to Hero: 30 Days to a Better Blog Challenge. Day 22 task is all about joining a blog event. My first thought is that this will be a difficcult assignment to accomplish.

So when I looked at the listings of the events, I came across this blog/event or challenge called the What If Weekly Writing Challenge. I think this will be a very fun challenge that I will love a lot. As a person who’s into the “what-if” thinking most of the time, I believe I will enjoy participating here. I will start participating next Monday. I am already excited.

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Day 21: Stubborn Me

The task for Day 21 of Zero to Hero: 30 Days to a Better Blog Challenge is associated with Day 19. It’s all abour using a new-to-me format for my post. Here’s my entry for Day 19. Gah!!! Okay, let me explain what happened there. I might now be in the mood or maybe that’s the way I really intended my post to be. I was actually trying to use the different formats other than the standard one. Unfortunately, the other formats don’t work on my chosen theme.

What I did was a little lame post. That is me being honest here. I just put a youtube video and a quote. I know it’s not totally “new-to-me” but the lack of words disturbed me. That’s the new-to-me format that I tried for the Day 19 task. I am used to publishing posts which are at least paragraph length…or if I post a quote..It has to be so thoughtful and inspiring. In my post for Day 19, I chose a video for one of my latest favorite songs. It’s called Demons by Imaginary Dragons. It such a meaningful and beautiful song that I feel the urge to have a post dedicated to it only. No other words written but just me stating “This song is my jam.” That is actually very true though I am disturbed because me saying “This song is my jam” doesn’t sound like me.

Anyway, on with what Day 21 task is all about. The instruction said use a social media platform to publicize the Day 19 post. I will not say more because people who have read my posts before know the reason why I am not doing it. So..that’s why I entitled this post, “Stubborn Me”.

Ciao!!

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Day 20: New Page

For Day 20 of Zero to Hero: 30 Days to a Better Blog challenge, we were asked to a new page to our blogs. What I did was to add a contact form for my new page. I put it there so that if ever there are people who might be interested in giving me some feedbacks or just want to be friends, well they have a way to communicate with me. That is…if there would be someone who would be interested in doing so.

So..moving on to the next tasks..

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I’ve been nominated!!! Yay!!!

I know. I know. The title of my two current posts have exclamation points in their title. I have valid reasons though.

What are the reasons?

Well, I have been nominated for the Liebster award and the Sisterhood of the Bloggers award. Okay, can I just have a moment here and do my “written speech”?

It’s really fulfilling that there are individuals who appreciate what I put in this blog. As many of you know, I am here just to keep memories of my life journeys. being nominated for blog awards such as these two is super flattering. I have been nominated for these awards last week. I know. I suck in keeping this blog updated. I have been swamped with work and business.

To be honest, I don’t know if these awards have a deadline. Can someone help me out on this? I want to pass on the nominations but I am not sure if I can still do it. I mean it’s been almost a week since I got the nominations. Can I still nominate others? Can I still accept it? And when you say nomination..do I actually get an award? Lol. Forgive me for this foolish question. I don’t really know how this works. I have been blogging for more than a year..and I don’t know what to do with these. I have been nominated before but it took me so long before I found out about it.

Anyway, I want to thank Ms. Anne of Tales Along the Way and fisefton of Fi’s Mutterings for the nominations. I really appreciate that you two have picked my blog to be worthy of those nominations. I feel so blessed and lucky! 🙂

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It’s a blur!!!!!!

“Oh gosh!” is definitely my favorite expression nowadays. You see, one day it’s January 1st..then now it’s the 24th. How can time fly by so fast? I was so laid back that I thought I would be able to finish a lot this month. Unfortunately, I still have loads of goals to meet. On the brighter side of things though, I accomplished various stuff as well.

For instance, I thought that I wouldn’t even make the half of the Zero to Hero: 30 Days to a Better Blog Challenge. The thing is I don’t want to give up. I know I have been procrastinating but I want to have the satisfaction of completing the challenge.

Also, January has led me to act on what I wish to achieve. Like I mentioned in my previous post, I was planning to open an online bookshop in instagram. I am really delighted that I had so many customers in my first week. I am fangirling over the fact that I made it. I started to envision it..got obsessed with..and made it happen. So, yay! for me.

There are some stuff that I still wasn’t able to do. I will be giving emphasis to hitting the gym and work out. Oh gosh, I am such a lazy person. Lol. I keep on procrastinating!! I guess I should be working on that because the only thing I need is to “want to go to gym” like really go..

Okay, so enough ranting for now..I got more to post and catch up on..

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Day 18: Publicize through Social Networks

Don’t get me wrong but the thing is I don’t really want to do the task for Day 18 of the Zero to Hero: 30 Days to a Better Blog Challenge. I know the challenge is all about exploring aspects of blogging. However, this one is not my thing to try. Actually, I don’t really want to publicize my blog that much. I am fine with whoever sees it andI prefer if the people who read it are anonymous. Just like for example, the people who see and read my posts will be the ones who are on wordpress or if they somehow..by chance..clicked on my blog through search engines. I don’t mind that at all. I think this is me speaking for myself to the world out there..not to the people I know already.

Why?

It’s because I have Facebook and Instagram to share my thoughts and deets about my life. I’ve got Twitter and Tumblr for my inner fangirl tendencies..so I don’t see the point of me ranting on my accounts in those social media platforms.

Sometimes, I think why am I even doing this blog challenge but then again I want to do something to challenge myself. It’s just that this isn’t my thing..So, there it goes for this task.