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Day 16: What’s my reputation?

The task for the Day 16 of the Zero to Hero: 30 Days to a Better Blog involves publishing a post about the Daily Prompt. Well, here’s the Daily Prompt last January 17:

Do you have a reputation? What is it, and where did it come from? Is it accurate? What do you think about it?

I have posted here before that people think of me as shy and quiet. They’re right because I can be shy and quiet but not really. It’s not the real me. My closest friends know that I can be loud, crazy and opinionated. That’s how I tend to be once you get to know me. I guess people who I will not have a chance to talk to and be comfortable with will never know that. It’s alright sometimes that there are people who think of me as shy and quiet. What I don’t like is when they acknowledge it in a tone that I don’t like. It seems like they think that I don’t have anything to say about a certain topic when in truth my mind is flooded with many opinions about it. I just don’t like talking with many people’s eyes focused on me. That’s why I stay quiet except when I am asked. Right now, I am trying my best to be really sociable. After all, I cannot always stay shy and quiet. I need to be assertive and opinionated when necessary. That’s also one of the reasons why I have this blog..to share my thoughts and opinions when I can’t tell them through verbal means. 😛

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Daily Prompt: What it looks from the outside

Tel us about the experience of being outside, looking in — however you’d like to interpret that.

With today’s daily prompt, I am pretty much sure that I can relate 100%. I’ve always described myself to be a wallflower and an introvert. Experiencing something of being outside is definitely common to me. I’ve been faced with situations wherein I feel like I am outside of things, looking into the window, and just observing.

One of the memories I’ve had of experiencing being outside is during occasions in which I can’t say a thing about a topic being discussed. In my mind, I felt like panicking because the people who are in that moment with me might think that I am so shy and quiet. It’s true. I admit it. Even if that is the case, it doesn’t mean that I have nothing to say. On the other hand, sometimes I really don’t have anything to say about a certain topic because I can’t relate to it. Why should I even pretend to become engrossed in the topic, when I am not even interested. So, what I do is drown the conversation in my head and just make my presence known again when I can join in because I know what the topic is about.

There are more more experiences that I have encountered which made feel like I am at the outside. This is just one of the many that just popped in my mind first.

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Daily Prompt: Progress

When you look back at your blog on January 2, 2015, what would you like to see?

A year from now, I see my blog as still how it’s supposed to be. It would still be a place to share myself. I don’t actually want to publicize it because well I feel more comfortable in sharing myself to people who just happen to stumble at my blog. So, publicizing my posts or blog doesn’t work for me. In some way, I’d like to remain a bit anonymous. It’s like being able to send my message to people who don’t know me.

A change that I am hoping though is interaction with my readers. Whenever someone comments on my posts, at first I feel terrified because it might be a criticism or something negative. Then, as I read some of the comments, it’s positive. So, I sigh in relief and smile because those people liked what I wrote.

With regards to the content of the posts, I want to see more optimism. By that time, I hope I will be talking about how I was able to achieve my goals and overcome my worries. More pictures depicting my daily life would definitely be a good thing as an added content of my blog. Also, maybe I could add some reviews of the books that I am reading because I just joined Goodreads 2014 Reading Challenge.

I’ll try as much as possibly to do these stuff for the improvement of my rant blog.

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Daily Prompt: I do believe in Magic!!!

You have been transformed into a mystical being who has the ability to do magic. Describe your new abilities in detail. How will you use your new skills?

I woke up one day with wings protruding at my back, straining to get free. It’s a day I get to spend to become a fairy, just like from the movies I’ve watched! I also got a matching pink sparkly wand. I couldn’t be more amused at this day. 🙂

So, since I am a fairy, I get to do anything as I wish. I get all the abilities that I wish for because of the fairy magic. Usually, the role of fairies is to make fairytales come true. That’s what I am going to do. Call me cheesy but that’s what I have in mind. I’ll search for deserving individuals to have their wishes come true but sadly like Cinderella’s fairy godmother, my magic will wear off by 12 midnight. That just sucks for my power, well at least I get to make them happy, even just for day.

Also, the fairy can get a little selfish. I will reward myself for the great work. I will make myself able to apparate, just like in the Harry Potter. I get to visit places I’ve never been. I’ll be happy just like that.

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Daily Prompt: The Best Day Ever

You get to enjoy the best day ever — describe in detail what that means to you. Where are you? What will you do? What’s the weather like? What will you eat? Who will you see?

I imagine my best day ever as my wedding day. I don’t know why but it’s the first thing that came into my mind.

Since I was a child, I’ve always been a fan of fairytales. Then, as a woman in  twenty-somethings, I’m someone who is a hopeless romantic. I’m the kind of person you can see always reading a romantic novel and watching chic flicks.

In my best day ever, I get to be everyone’s center of attention (though I cringe at the thought because I can be shy and and anxious). On that day, I will feel so happy because finally I find the person who will be the one and only love of my life (yes this post of so cheesy!).

The wedding ceremony could be in a church. I’ve always dreamed of walking down the church’s aisle. I’m dressed in my dream wedding dress, preferably with a long train and lots of tiny jewel stones. My man will be there at the altar waiting for me. He smiles as he looks at me and me crying because oh well I’m so lucky to have found him. All my loved ones will be there, my family, friends, and colleagues.

After that, I imagine the reception taking place in a garden. I dreamed of having the romantic background with the sunset and all. It will be romantic and with music playing. As the day ends, the sky will be dark with the stars shining brightly. We would be setting sky lanterns..

And yes..that’s how I imagine my best day ever..romantic and perfect. I hope it comes true.

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Daily Prompt: Bloggers, Unplugged

Sometimes, we all need a break from these little glowing boxes. How do you know when it’s time to unplug? What do you do to make it happen?

To start off, I think that this prompt is a little inappropriate for me. Actually, I’ve been having long breaks from blogging here.

Well, getting back to the topic, the main sign for me to take a break from blogging is when I am not in the mood. This is actually hard to explain. There’s just days in which I just know that I don’t want to write. After all, I can’t force myself to make a post when it doesn’t even come from my heart (LOL I know it’s cheesy but it’s true). Anyway, what do I do to make it happen? I just get away from the site or just read the posts of the people I’ve been following. Some days, I actually feel the urge to use the old-fashioned version of blogging which is writing in my journal. That was way back before when I was not so busy. That’s why I used the term “urge to write”. So, I think I should reunite with my journal and fill up the pages. I really miss it actually. Therefore, I should make a mental note to write in my journal when I take a break from WordPress. That’s all!

Have an amazing Tuesday everyone!

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Daily Prompt: On the road

If you could pause real life and spend some time living with a family anywhere in the world, where would you go?

My family has been through a lot over these past few weeks. Problems here and problems there. Getting away from everything here would be great for my family, especially for my parents. I’d love to spend time living with them anywhere peaceful, quiet, happy, and beautiful. Well, if I can choose a place, that will be in Macau.

I believe that Macau is such a wonderful place. It is very rich in cultures. I want to explore it with my family. I know they are going to enjoy living there. Also, I’d love to travel with them to just enjoy life. If I could only afford to travel with them, I would do so. It has always been my parents’ dream to travel to another country. I wish I’d be able to make that wish come true.

For now, I guess a living in a local province would be great as well. That is a more realistic though. I think places such as Tagaytay and Cebu would be a good option too.

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Daily Prompt: Practice Makes Perfect

Tell us about a talent you’d love to have… but don’t.

We all have frustrations in life. One of those is having the talents that we wish we have but unfortunately we don’t. Like the old saying said, “You can never have it all.” I’m pretty much contented with the talents that I believe I have. Though that’s the case, there are still other talents that I wish I am capable of doing. These are acting, dancing, and drawing/sketching.

I have always believed that I pretty much suck at acting. When I was still studying, I remember how I was so self-conscious when we were told to have role plays. I wish I was someone braver and more charismatic. Now, I don’t care at all. I just wish that I am good at it but not so much frustrated that I cannot do it well.

With dancing, I think I am capable of it. Capable of doing it only when required to do so. In other cases, I just dance when I’m just all by myself. Again, I’m too much self-conscious to dance with other people around. I am still actually hoping that there would be one day that I would not mind dancing with people around because I’d really like to try out workouts with dancing stuff involved.

Lastly, I think I’d love to be talented in drawing/sketching. As a child, I have drew the usual stick figures and the semi-decent human figures. That was way back then. There are times when I can pretty much do a sketch but it’s not that good. Have I ever mentioned that being an interior designer is one of my greatest frustrations in life? Yeah, probably not.

Anyway, even if I’d love to have those mentioned talents, I guess I just have to do the best with what I have. I am pretty sure that there’s a reason why we are given our own talents that is to improve ourselves and prove to ourselves that we are A-W-E-S-O-M-E even if there are some things that we wish we could do and have.

 

 

 

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Daily Prompt: See the connection?

Go to your Stats page and check your top 3-5 posts. Why do you think they’ve been successful? Find the connection between them, and write about it.

This daily prompt is really interesting. I haven’t been really looking at the top posts stuff of my blog. So, here’s my all-time top 5 posts:

1. Daily Prompt: Quote Me (x)

A blog post, mostly dedicated to myself, stating that it’s okay not to be okay. It focuses on how we move on and heal from our wounds.

2. Perks of being a nurse (x)

I wrote this to encourage myself to continue my career in nursing. I just got so reflective about how lucky I am to become an RN. It’s not an easy profession, so I better hold on to perks of being a nurse.

3. Mr. Superwoman & Mrs. Superwoman (x)

A daily prompt post inspired by my parents. I should probably make them read this post one of these upcoming days.

4. 40 Questions to refocus my mind (x)

A long list of questions that I have answered truthfully as much as I can. I was in soul searching mode when I did this post.

5. Daily Prompt: Party Animals (x)

Most recent top post…It’s just another daily prompt I enjoyed..It just contains my most likely thoughts if I ever been put into such situation

 

The Connection?

I don’t really get yet why these posts have been successful. Maybe it was due to the fact that I was just really being the most “me” in these posts. Maybe it’s because 3 out of my 5 posts were all daily prompts, that more people were able to view them. Top 2 post may have gotten that spot because there are many nurses out there. They might be interested with how lucky they can be by being a nurse. Top 4 was about finding myself…Uhmmm…it’s pretty unclear why these are my top posts. Well, I think it’s more of the positive tone of these posts. They are all about finding self, being yourself, being positive, how to cope with life, and how to appreciate things.

 

All in all, I’m just very happy that there are people who get to read my posts. I feel lucky because they decided to come to my blog and read my stuff.

 

 

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Daily Prompt: I Want to Know What Love Is. Dammit!

We each have many types of love relationships — parents, children, spouses, friends. And they’re not always with people; you may love an animal, or a place. Is there a single idea or definition that runs through all the varieties of “love”?

I remember in one of my college class, our professor asked each one of us to define love.  Since it was a graded recitation, I did my bestest to answer it in the most non-weird way. I think my answer back then was: “Love is like the staircase, with each step you take of steep steps, you are in the danger of falling.” Well, it seemed like I failed myself for giving the most non-weird definition of love. My answer gained some “wooohs” from the class.  Some of my classmates’ definitions were more dramatic than mine, others are so cheesy that everyone in the class laughed.

I guess love doesn’t have to defined in the most detailed way because as they say, it is difficult to explain it. There are no words for it. Though there may be different types of love, puppy love, wife-husband life, eternal love, sibling-y love, friend-y love, pet-love, or whatever..Love is just simply caring for someone or somebody. If you care enough for a person, thing, animal, or place, that’s somehow being in love. It gives you “that” feeling that I cannot even explain here.