All posts tagged: random thoughts

The Sunday Currently, Vol. 15: MIBF2016 and more

reading the first few pages of Practical Wisdom to be Happy at Work by Boris Joaquin. Although I am no longer an employee, I can still relate somehow to the stories and values the book upholds. Indeed, work is also worship! writing photo captions, replies to messages on social media, emails, and then this! Ah, it feels good to write things other than business letters that are related to work. Not that I’m complaining! 😉 listening to happy songs (in my head). Yesterday at the book launch of Practical Wisdom to be Happy at Work, the emcee asked us to name some songs with the words happy or work. I have a CD that contains nothing but songs with happy titles, so I was able to participate in the activity. I also got to bring home two books as prizes because of that! thinking (still) about the 37th Manila International Book Fair (MIBF). Today was the last day, and I still can’t believe that yesterday was my first time to attend this annual book fair. Nearly every year I would plan on attending, but if it weren’t for the book launch of Practical Wisdom …

The Sunday Currently, Vol. 14: Definitely random thoughts

reading The 5 Love Languages of Children by Gary Chapman. I’ve had this book for several months now, but it’s only recently that I have started reading it. To be honest, I have already collected so many parenting books in my mini libray at home and on Kindle app. I just need to sit down and READ each one. writing lists of articles to write and drafts to finalize. I think it’s high time I start making an editorial board for my blog too! listening to some of my favorite songs. Come to think of it, they all have words related to weather: Still by Hillsong United, Tuwing Umuulan by Regine Velasquez (and the Eraserheads), and Here Comes the Sun by the Beatles. LOL. thinking I really ought to upgrade my WordPress plan from personal to premium very soon. I have started getting more invitations to place ads on my site, which means more opportunities to monetize this blog. The question, however, is whether I would be able to write more often and consistently to make it all worth it. …

The Sunday Currently, Vol. 8: Reading as my sport

reading that is, finally finished reading Jodi Picoult’s Lone Wolf. I’m impressed by the amount of research she must have put into the book, particularly when it comes to the wolves, and how she used that information to weave a story, human characters, around it. It’s the first time I’ve read a novel authored by Picoult, though I have seen the movie My Sister’s Keeper several times, which was based on her novel of the same title. I wonder if all her stories involve family and court room drama… Anyway, it looks like I  have already graduated from reading John Grisham and Sidney Sheldon novels, and some of my new favorite authors/novelists now are Jodi Picoult, Amy Tan, and Tessa Afshar. listening to the sounds of the electric fan and air conditioning. (Remind me to turn off the electric fan later.) Really, when it’s late at night, these are the only sounds I’d hear unless a dog barks or some vehicle passes by. thinking about what I should have said to that rude Israeli that …

The Sunday Currently, Vol. 7: Books, music, and more

reading Jodi Piccoult’s Lone Wolf. This book has intrigued me ever since I saw it on Book Sale. I’m glad I had a chance to go back to the same bookstore outlet earlier this week and it’s still there. writing a mental note of all the things that I need to do this week. As usual. Later, I’ll jot them down on paper, too (i.e., if I don’t fall asleep first). listening to the songs Madonna sang at her recent Rebel Heart Concert in Manila. Come to think of it, I used to be a huge Madonna fan. I grew up listening to her songs and knew most of them by heart. She’s a great singer, entertainer, but I made a choice to stop idolizing when I finally understood the meanings behind her songs, etc. thinking about all the answered prayers we had this past week, including reconciliation between my parents-in-law and sister-in-law. smelling the lasagna we had earlier at Almon Marina, Alabang Town Center. It smells heavenly despite its appalling appearance. It’s a far …