On “Hiatus” and Selfies…



A selfie I took in my previous office. :)

Yes, you read the title right. Apparently, I’ve been in some sort of hiatus in the past year. This is because I’ve been busy with law school and all other related stuff. But now that the tormenting second semester of my freshman year is finally over, I thought it would be best to write and share again through writing.

As you all know, I still maintain my blogspot account. And while I’m still in the process of saving up for buying my own domain name and web design, I resort to archiving my original articles over there in the meantime. In fact, just a while ago, I decided to post about my very own TOP FIVE CONSIDERATIONS in doing or making selfie shots. Since almost everyone is doing “selfie” these days, I thought it would be fun and practicable to write about the topic.

So there. If you have spare time. check out the aforementioned articleI just wrote and see whether you share the same techniques and sentiments with me, about taking selfie shots.


Happy reading!

My Book Review Desire and Procrastinating Peeve

I have constant battle with this thing called procrastination. In most occasions, he wins. But whenever I feel the need to accomplish something bigger and of higher importance, I am very proud to say that I can battle him out.

And I guess earlier this week would be among the few days of triumph over procrastination.


Well, here’s the thing. I have this “fetish” for buying secondhand books at thrifty book shops. There’s nothing wrong with it, though. However, what pains me to think is my inability to “munch” those pages upon purchasing a novel.

I know, blame it to procrastination.

Likewise, I also encounter difficulty writing a personal review about each paperback treat I spend on (how I wish I can write a standardized and formal book review, FOR REAL).

Writing a book review is not a requisite at all. However, coming up with one gives the reader an opportunity to fully digest and synthesize the  elements of the novel – much like chewing firmly on jawbreaker burgers. Yum!

So after my match against my buddy, procrastination, I was able to write my very own book review on one of my favorite novels of all time, THE FACE IN THE MILK CARTON.

You may read how I adore the book and its authorCarolyn Cooney, here.

Hmmm… what do you think? Is the battle against procrastination worth it?

♥ TINA ♥

Have You Been Awarded a Blogger Award, of Some Sort?

Once in a while, I visit my blog sites (both here and at blogger) to check on updates and moderate comments. It’s very good to know that there are still some very nice individuals who take a short moment or time of their day to drop by my sites and read anything they find interesting in my reposition of contents.

When I was browsing on my WHEN WRITING MEANS SHARING blog, I came across a comment written by a fellow blogger, named Lawrence (of Colors and Grays), for my post about how re-reading one’s past blog posts can do wonders. The following is his actual comment:

well, with the number of post my blog has, I can re-read all of them. lol kaunti pa lang kasi post ko. wala pa sa 100.

anyhow, you have an award waiting for you here: http://colors-and-grays.blogspot.com/2012/06/yay-my-very-first-bloggers-award.html

Hey, wait a minute. Did he just write about an “award” awaiting me?

When I opened the link, as they say, the rest that followed was history. I hate to cut it short but I guess you gotta see the award yourself here.

Honestly, I was so not expecting this. My primary aim in writing or blogging is to actually share my knowledge and experiences to as many people as I can reach, hoping to make a difference. Never did I think that somehow, my efforts would be appreciated by others.

With that, I can’t thank all my readers enough!

How about you, have you been given such type of recognition as a blogger?

I’d love to hear more about it. :)

♥ TINA ♥

Something to Ponder for Bloggers, Like Me

Lately, I have been thinking about ways on how to improve my methodologies, as a blogger, in order to give my readers a more solid and meaningful reading experience. After a series of trials and errors, I have discovered that there is more to blogging than just publishing periodically and coming up with good contents.


Yeah, you read it right. One key aspect of making sure that your site provides accurate and well-written blog posts is by going over recent or older contents. I have stumbled upon various blogging pitfalls in the past. And when I did this one single powerful technique, I was able to unleash the beauty in every post I made – regardless whether I have written them even in the remote past (lol).

The article that tackles re-reading past blog posts can be seen by clicking here.

I hope you find this one useful to enrich you and your reader’s blogging and reading experience. I’d also love to hear some of your insights regarding this matter.

Happy blogging, everyone!

♥ TINA ♥