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girlSinging is something I love to do. Idle or not, I would hum, sing to myself. It’s a great way to fight stress. And stress has been a frenemy as of late.

I work almost daily. I am a corporate rat five days a week. I am also an online writer three nights a week. Plus, a novelist on weekends. Can you imagine the amount of stress I accumulate in my body seven days a week? A lot! I fight stress with my love of singing. I sing dance songs, love songs… songs filled with angst, sorrow, yearning… and a slew of other catchy ones.

I should tell you, though, that singing does not really love me. Ha-ha! I have the voice of a bullfrog! Ha-ha-ha! But, hey, it’s my voice and I do whatever I want with it. I am actually compelled to click here for a great deal and guess what that deal is? A microphone! Yes, to show off my singing prowess.

I should get back to it. Singing, that is.

Posted @ 9:36 am under Check This! | 252 words in post | Comments off

I’ve read this post from a friend and a cousin of mine that we should all travel, as much as we can, as often as we can, because life isn’t meant to be lived in one place. I know they only got it somewhere else but it got me thinking. Those two people in my life know what they are talking about!


When I was younger, in my 20’s, I used to plan to travel once I reach my 30’s. I figured that by that time, I would have been through sending my siblings to school and they would have been more stable financially so I could leave them to fend for themselves. But things have a way of happening, plans have a way of not being carried out to the letter. My mom got sick and so much have happened between those years I was planning and now. To make a long story short, my well thought out plans didn’t push through.

I am now two years short of 40. I know that I need to get that guitar that Guitar Center has, travel guitar at a great price! I will bring it with me when I travel. Maybe, locally at first. Then, we’ll see if I can carry out my first ever plan of backpacking in Asia by next year.

Or maybe, when I hit the big 4-0?!?

Posted @ 9:56 pm under Check This! | 120 words in post | Comments off

Harry is a control freak. He admits as much. He just can’t abide not knowing something that he’s supposed to know, no matter how trivial it is. He just needs to be on top of everything. If you ask him what is phantom power and he doesn’t know about it, he will stop whatever he is doing and research about it. He will read and ask and learn whatever it is he can learn about it. He will get back to you and tell you about it in simple terms, digested by his ever-expanding mind.

For Harry, control is key. He just feels vulnerable when not in control.

Posted @ 9:12 pm under Check This! | 114 words in post | Comments off

I just love discounts!

My sisters and I went to the recently concluded Manila International Book Festival. We had a blast! I was able to buy a bunch of books at discounted prices. I just love it! It reminded me of the woodwind and brasswind coupon code that my sister told me about. It will be a great way to get that gift for the amazing best friend I have.

I can’t wait to build the home library of my dreams. I already have a plan in mind and I am saving up for it. I just know that in 2017, that home library will come to fruition.

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I was looking at music instruments websites and instantly an idea popped in my mind… travel goals! I’ve been planning this road trip in my mind for so long now, the only thing lacking is someone who will drive the car for me. Haha! I know, I know. But it will happen and soon. I will make it sure.

Not necessarily to the beach but somewhere. I want my creative juices flowing again just like before. I would wake up at one or two in the morning and would work until I am exhausted. No one could make me stop. I was on fire! And then I got burnt out. I wanted that fire again. Maybe a roadtrip will make it reappear.

Instant goals!

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If you know the song where those lyrics are from, you’ll be singing the next line. Haha! Love that song!

One thing I realized over the past few weeks is that music helps ease any burden. It can divert your attention, put you in your happy zone. Like right now, I am thinking of some things and, I know there is hope, but you know my favorite song helped. I feel so much better now that it is on loop.

Thank goodness I was searching for Reason 7 and the song played in the background. It immediately lifted my spirits. The beat and the thought of dirty dancing in the moonlight…

Ah, life.

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One thing that I want to do this new year is to give more love to the people in my life. I will focus on one in this entry of mine: my favorite cousin. He has been more of a brother to me than a cousin and I know that there have been times that I take him for granted. I haven’t given him a gift in years and it’s time for me to do something about it.

I am going to get him his Christmas biggest wish: a musicians friend telecaster! I am going to surprise him with it this coming end of the month, after I get my salary.

I can’t wait to see his face when he opens his gift!

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