Saturday, October 31, 2009

Tired of being nerdy

"I'm sick and tired of being called a nerd!" Samanta exclaimed

"What's up girlfriend?" Jennifer asked.

"Most of my classmates call me 'Nerdy Samantha' since I wore this eyeglasses," Sam replied.

"Hmm...," Jen looked at her friend, "you do look like a nerd Sam. Hey! Have you tried the $8 Prescription Zenni Glasses?"

"And how could those make me look different?"

"Well, they're stylish and elegant. I bet they'll make look cool instead of nerdy. They have New Arrivals of beautiful stylish frames. The Holiday Fun Eyeglasses, giving you more designs to choose from."

"Holiday? Fun? I hope they don't reindeer antlers or twinkling stars design. I want to look cool, not a dork."

"Oh, Samantha!"

Monday, October 26, 2009

When you force yourself to write

When you force yourself to write
you will
but what would become of it?
would it be something of value?
would it be something with sense?

I'm doing it now
forcing myself to write
amidst this confusion I'm going through
and just right now
I answered my own questions

When you force yourself to write
you will

October 26, 2009
9:57 PM
Angeles City

Monday, October 19, 2009

The sink with more than one drain hole

"Dad," my son Ralph called while he was washing the dishes, "why do this have more than one drain hole?"

"What do you mean?" I asked not quite getting what he means.

"The sink has a lot of hole, it causing water to flow all around me!" he replied.

So I checked, and I saw what he meant. The sink indeed has 'extra holes' aside from the drain hole.

"I guess we have to find a better quality undermount stainless steel sink and replace this one, else we'll get flooded everytime we wash here," I said to him.

"You mean, you're going to do the 'replacing' yourself?" Ralph asked, his face full of skepticism.

"Of course not! You know I'm not the handyman type, I'll call my friend right now who's an expert when it comes to installing undermount stainless steel sinks," I replied.

"Whew! I thought..." he quips, with a smile on his face.

I handed him the mop, "In the meantime, mop the floor dry, will you?"

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Friday, October 16, 2009

Do web directories can really affect your blog's performance?

After more than a year of blogging, I still haven't figure out how a web directory works. I mean I submitted my blogs from one directory after another, and yet I really don't see any proof of its effect. Or am I really doing something wrong in submission in these directories?

I know, some of you may think that it is fairly easy submitting to these directories, in fact I have submitted all my blogs, I think. And I was really glad there was even a business web directory where I can submit my business blog - Roysville.

Now, here lies one of my concern. If indeed your blog picked up steam and it gets hits like crazy, where do you attribute such feat? From these web directories or from your really good writing style. Of course, I would personally think of the latter.

Truth to tell, after going to the directory submission sites and submitted your blog, chances are you really forget about and go on with your life. You continue to write in your blogs, posting articles that you think your readers would appreciate, or make passers-by take a second-look and make them stay for a while.

Because that, I believe, is really what you should do - develop your writing skills, find your writing style that your readers can identify you with. While not really wanting to be the best in your category, it would be a nice feeling if you would be considered an authority in your niche.

Web directories are a good tool to help you get the word out on your blog, but it is your writing style that can really make submission to these sites have an effect on your blog's performance. So submit, if you wish... but commit that you will work hard to build your blog so readers will come to you... and stay.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

"You are not Superman!"

you are not Superman!
not even a far cry!
a kryptonite isn't necessary
because everything is your weakness

what made you think that you can do things
beyond your expertise?
you've watched too much McGyver I guess
or are you just dreaming?

no, you're not Superman
you can't do everything
you're only causing mayhem
with your unfounded chivalry

so save your friends from trouble
don't even attempt to be king
you are not Superman
a Bizarro is more it seems

October 16, 2009
10:04 AM
Angeles City

*a self-portrait poetry

Monday, October 12, 2009

First motherhood experience would always bring special memories

Isn't it always true? Most of the time, your first experience would always bring special memories. And of course, that is especially true for first time mothers - the excitement, the anticipation, as they learn how to adapt to their new roles as shapers of the futures. Those memorable first experience with their baby... priceless isn't it?

You remember that each time you go out with your baby to the shopping malls and department stores, you would always want to buy him or her all the beautiful toys that you see, if only you can afford them. Of course, a pushchair is a necessity, no question about that. Together with your baby's first high chair, the playpen, and all those cute feeding bottles.

I remember when we had our first baby, we always want to capture every moment in pictures. The first steps, the smiles, giggles, and even when he poured his milk all over his face. You always think of it as another beautiful memory that should be captured in pictures. And we're even using the traditional cameras then, you know the film and developing stuff. So it was rather costly too. But it doesn't matter, were saving memories.

Fortunately these days, this was made less expensive with the help of
digital cameras, which allow you to capture as many pictures as you want and just save them all in your computers, or share it easily with your friends and relatives overseas through the Internet. Aahh... technology too has helped a lot in preserving all those beautiful memories.

Indeed, first time motherhood is really the best experience every mother can have. It can shape her as to what kind of mother she will be to her kids. And fathers, you also share with this joy, of course. It is also your first time too.

But don't forget to express your support to your wife... giving her flowers would be a good gesture... aside from taking your turn to look after the baby, of course.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Lord, grant me a listener..

Of love and of life
Of joys and of sorrows,
Trapped inside a chamber
A pumping cell within my vessel

Of fears and of anxiety
Of pressures and of pains
It rotates from mind to heart
But never really find its way out

Empty space and only me
Reaching out, but none to touch
Views withheld, feelings kept
And accumulate like a file of trash

To express and to share
Yet, not a single ear bother
In a blank wall, facing
Mumbling, to soothe my feeling

Of truth or of fiction
Of myths or of facts
Ideas… feelings… all hidden
‘Cause no one really care to share

Lord, grant me a listener


November 19, 1988
10:00 PM
Angeles City

Monday, October 5, 2009

WOOF Contest winners October 2, 2009

WOOF Contest – Top Picks

Fiction / Drama / Short Story

Roy – "I'm sorry, Matthew" - How long must one carry the guilt for something that was done in the past?

Jennifer M Scott – “Best Friends and the Meaning of It - The beginning of a new series called Dr Simon's Velvet Couch Monologues of Everyday People. In this one September Don confesses she wants to kill her best friend but finds something more important.

Anne Bender – “... the world faded away” - A woman's memory of a morning with her lover.


Jena Isle – “I Survived Raising My Teen” - A memorable episode in my life as a mother. The most challenging "career" in life is being a mother.


Zorlone – “Ideal Teacher” - An example of Jenanian poetry about the essence of a teacher.

Zorlone – “Brick Wall - Nothing hinders emotions than a cold and unfeeling brick wall.

Roy – “When the flame is dying...” - Do not let hatred burn forever in your heart... it will pass... let it die... let it be... so you can live in peace.

Deeptesh Sen – “An Evening in mercury” - Love in Kolkata.

Brought to you by PlotDog Press with the Serial Suspense Screenplay "Intervention"

(WOOF participants should re-post all the links above by next Monday. The following links may be excluded as long as you include all the above links.)

Presenting the finest of the writer’s blogs by the bloggers who write them. Highlighting the top posts as chosen by the October 2, 2009 WOOF Contest participants. Want in to join the next WOOF? The next contest ends October 9. Submit a link to your best writing post of the last 3 weeks using the form on this page. Participants, repost the winning link list within a week and you’re all set.

Other WOOF Contestants for 10/02/09

Fiction / Drama / Short Story

H. Benjamin Petrie – “A Couple Paragraphs of Sci-Fi War - A very short description of war in the future.

About Writing

H. Benjamin Petrie – “Why We Would Read Something - There's two reasons we would read something: i) it's well-written ii) it has an interesting story.


Roy – “Let Go, Let God - A poem about letting go of past pains, hurts and worries... and letting God take care of all our concerns.

Deeptesh Sen – “Parting at Park Street” - Love drifts away at the crossroads of a throbbing city!

Jennifer M Scott – “Autumn” - A poem about autumn written in acrostic form using the word autumn.