Writing Challenge: Moments

We all have significant moments in our lives that we couldn’t (although sometimes we wish we could) forget. Moment #1 As I opened the classroom door, there was this unusual silence. The floor was almost red with petals of roses. I walked towards my table where a bouquet of red flowers greeted me. I was…

Writing Challenge: Why Do I Write?

When your heart is full of love, full of hurt, full of hate and you can’t express it for whatever reasons, the best way to let it out is through writing. This is what writing is for me when I was starting to write back then. I do not consider myself a creative writer. I…

Writing Challenge: How do you react to Flattery?

As a Filipino, it is in our culture to be humble that we don’t know how to react to compliments. If you’ve met a Filipino and have given that person a compliment, you may have experienced this scenario: A: “You’re very pretty.” B: “Not really.” / “I’m not.” / Complete silence Yes. Most Filipinos are…

Daily Challenge: Grandma’s Words

The kettle whistled. It is time for tea. Lyka prepared the two usual white cups with gold lining. She poured the hot water on the cups and dipped the tea bags. She placed both cups, together with the sugar and the bottle of honey in a tray and started walking to the balcony. Sitting there…

Writing challenge: What BFFs teach us

In my younger years, we call it simply “best friend”. Nowadays, it is called “Best Friends Forever“. Years from now, there might be a different term to describe the closest friend or group of people to our hearts. BFFs teach us so many things. Here is what I can attest to. We learned fashion and…

Writing Challenge: Mirror Mirror

Reading this status in Facebook a few minutes ago told me that this is the perfect time to write about today’s daily prompt: Mirror Mirror. The evil queen step mother of Snow White is the most famous person who always looks at the mirror to find out who is the fairest in the land. What…

Writing Challenge: The Power of Words

It was a beautiful night. The ballroom was packed with people dressed elegantly. I walked inside and all their faces turned. I was greeted with smiles. In their eyes I saw happiness. I saw inspiration. These had been men and women who once lived a difficult life. Out of job, in debt, divorced, unhappy, purposeless. …

Writing Challenge- Breaking the Law

I definitely am challenging myself this year. From getting more clients for work, becoming a full time blogger, being a responsible mother to my kids and a wife to my husband, I plan to do all of these for myself. Now, I’ve been putting off writing everyday. I’ve had numerous blogs ever since I learned…