November – December 2020 Articles

Happy 2021! In November 2020, WordPress sent me a badge for being with them for seven years. Look at that! Seven years of toil and inconsistent posting and I earned a badge! It was ironic that I wasn’t able to post a monthly archive of articles in November. The laziness went on until the beginning…

Thoughts: Deciding on my 2021 Journal

Having an open communication with yourself will give you fruitful rewards so I highly recommend it. A wandering thought suddenly crossed my mind as I was preparing myself for work: should I start searching for a 2021 Journal? Normally, in the beginning of November, I’d start collecting Starbucks stickers for their annual journal, if the…

October 2020 Articles

DISCLAIMER: YOU’RE NOT HALLUCINATING. I’M POSTING THIS LATE. LOL October wasn’t as busy as I thought it would be. Perhaps, I was used to being so busy that having sufficient downtime felt a bit alien to me. It didn’t excuse me from not learning anything new, however. I attended Forefront: The 2020 National Conference on…

6 Perks of Working for a Publishing House

NOTE: After several revisions, checking what to write and what NOT to write, here I am, publishing this post quite late. I used to work for one of the biggest publishing houses in the country. Now that I am embarking on a new journey and starting afresh, let me enumerate what I considered as perks…

Happy World Teachers’ Day

Acknowledging the effort of teachers around the world, be they classroom teachers who are currently transitioning to digital platforms, online teachers who are considered veterans and are expected to be well-armed in using learning management systems, thank you for your dedication to uplift literacy. As educators, learning is our advocacy.

September 2020 Articles

How many times have I said “time flies so fast”? September went by in a blur. I started a hydroponics project and as of this moment, I cannot see any result yet. I also received an ARC from a literary agent and hopefully I can get around to reading it. What else is new? I’ve…

Never Have I Ever, Writer Edition

While checking out some articles to include in this month’s collection, I saw an interesting post from Kat Impossible of Life and Other Disasters where she shared her preference for tea, love of writing at wee hours of the morning, and her map for a contemporary novel. As in any tags about books or writing…

August 2020 Articles

NOTE: I was sick for a couple of days and couldn’t finish this post ergo I’m publishing it in the first Saturday of September. This doesn’t mean the September articles will be pushed to October. Or it might just mean that. I commend myself for successfully hitting the following goals for August: Finish All the…

Nihongo 101: 突然「とつぜん」

Meaning: abrupt/ sudden/ unexpected Conjugations: 突然な (Adj), 突然に (Adv) 雨が突然降り始めた。Reading: あめがとつぜんふりはじめた。Romaji: Ame ga totsuden furi hajimeta.Translation: It suddenly began to rain. 突然明かりが消えた。Reading: とつぜんあかりがきえた。Romaji: Totsuzen akari ga kieta.Translation: Suddenly, the light went out. 突然計画が変更された。Reading: とつぜんけいかくがへんこうされた。Romaji: Totsuzen keikaku ga henkousareta.Translation: Suddenly, plans had to be changed.