Why I Wanted to Be A Writer

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There is a certain power in words, most specially the written one, that I find quite interesting.

However, I have found that fiction – fantastical and emotional, and even tragic stories hold great sway to a man’s heart and mind.

For the past few months I have felt uninspired to write anything. Sure, I can wrangle up some words to begin a story, yet I cannot seem to get the inspiration to continue it. My life seems empty and shallow, and I cannot seem to be able to craft something of value.

Does that mean I am doomed to not be a story-teller? Does that mean that I am destined to just be an avid reader?

Why do I want to write in the first place?

I want to share my thoughts. A person’s mind is a sealed world that is hard to enter. Without a granted access we can’t peer into what a person’s thoughts want to say. However, there is a certain art necessary to putting words together to make a story interesting. You can have the most interesting story in the world, but with terrible writing skills, it may be better to watch trash burning.

Williams once faced an evil wizard in a tower. They fought. Zap! Williams defeated the wizard with a piece of pie. It was a sight to behold.

Is it selfish of me to want to write a story that would have a great impact on people the same way that other’s writings and works have affected me as well? The adventures of a hero, the death of a character, the trials and tribulations of an ordinary man thrown into the depths of hell from a series of unfortunate events…

The wonder of reading and experiencing another life in another world – I also want others to experience it through my works.

Things may be a bit uninspiring now, things may not be moving forward, however I often need to remind myself the reason I want to be one. I may be terrible now, I may not be of much good as a novelist. Fine – I’ll write you short stories. If I can’t write fictitious stories, I’ll tell you stories drawn from my own life. I’ll write you articles, and essays.

I want to write because I want to be a positive influence in the world.

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I Got Scammed. I Did Not Think This Could Happen To Me – But It Did

I got baited to a scam, and fed them my credit card details.

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Everything happened so fast, I’m happy that I somehow began digging as soon as I hit the “Process Order” Button. However, it might be too late.

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Kabeneri : Don’t Start With the Netflix Version

I wish I had known about this when my sister recommended that I give Kabaneri a try.

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It was pitched to me as an action anime set in a zombie-apocalypse world. It’s a genre I liked, and so it immediately went in my to-watch list.

However, the episode number on MyAnimeList (MAL) and the episode on Netflix made me wonder… why are they different? On MAL, it was listed as a twelve-episode series, but on Netflix, it was only three. Continue reading “Kabeneri : Don’t Start With the Netflix Version”

Five Perks to Wearing a Face Mask

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Wearing a face mask in public has been mandatory in light of the pandemic plaguing the world.

To some, it is seemed as a restraint to freedom. How can one breathe free when there is a piece of cloth plastered to their face, right? Yeah, well that free air might be rather infectious with something that is not freedom.

Anyway, aside from the rather obvious reason that face masks help prevent the infection of the virus, here are five additional reasons why wearing a face mask is not all that bad. Continue reading “Five Perks to Wearing a Face Mask”

I’m Missing the Quarantine Already

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Things are starting to get back to normal here. The community quarantine has been partially lifted. Almost everyone is allowed outside, except for those considered to be vulnerable – the minors and the retirees.

As a bit of a background, during the quarantine period, I have been part of the workforce allowed outside. We have work on a shifting schedule. One week I have work, one week I don’t. While it has been terrible to the routine – it was sort of relaxing.

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Botched Up the Patch Job

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In my previous post – I mentioned how our City was in the path of an incoming typhoon, right?

Well, fortunate for us, the path went a lower course and missed us. The most we experienced was some heavy rains around five,  up to seven in the morning.

The day before, which was Thursday, we got ample time to prepare and anticipate for the typhoon. We moved the potted plants we had at the balcony indoors, covered up the washing machine, and I had to do an inspection of the roof above the kitchen.

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As if One Crisis Was Not Enough

Hello everyone. How are you all doing in these trying times?

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Things are slowly settling here in the Philippines. It would seem that by next week, strict quarantine controls will only be limited to a select few areas. Our city will probably go back to normal next week – well, at least the so called “new normal,” at the very least.

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How Are You All Doing?

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“Let Me Out!” – Our cat stays at home, too.

Tomorrow marks the start of a more lenient community quarantine measure in our country. I don’t know if that is a good idea, but at least more people will be able to work and get on with their lives.

The virus infections seems to be under control. Probably.

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