Amazingly Awed



Finally after almost a month of being nominated for this award, I can finally able to give thanks to a great blogger who was appreciative enough to recognize my blog for what it is.  Thank you very much, HIMANSHI SHUKLA, for having nominated me for this award.  I have to finish a series of a topic I started several weeks ago before I can start a new article or topic and Wednesdays being a working day and thus more stressful are focused on writing poems.  Also, it took me days to finally admit that I don’t know how to highlight names so that when you click them it will open to their blogs. Hehe, I had to ask my daughter’s help and she told me it’s easier to do so using a laptop than jut my cellphone to compose this article complete with the hyperlinks and all that.  I hope you understand, Himanshi.

So, to start off, my dear readers, please do visit the website of a talented young blogger, you will love to know, and enjoy the talent that results when a caged bird sings.


  1. Thank the one who nominated you.
  2. Post about the award.
  3. Share 7-15 facts about yourself.
  4. Nominate others and let them know.

With Rules 1 and 2 done with, let’s see what are the facts that I can share with you.

  1. I love writing.  That is obvious, I guess.  I started blogging because writing is my passion.  I shared more things about how my blogging began on my first ever post here entitled “A Piece of My Mind” (
  2. I established a set schedule of posting my blogs here in WordPress every Wednesdays for my poems/poetry and every Sundays for more serious introspection, and informative articles.
  3. I have Instagram and Facebook account and I manage a Facebook page publishing all my Tagalog poems and anecdotes.
  4. I earn my living as a Management and Audit Analyst in a local government unit here in Philippines.
  5. I am married for the last 19 years to the greatest man in my world and blessed with three daughters I am proud to have.  They can just be a handful at times (oh, the stress they can bring!).
  6. I am one blessed daughter to still have my loving mother to whom I must have taken after.  Oh, just how meaningful and lyrical are the poems my mother can be which she mostly writes in Tagalog.  But she also made English poems before and one of them was even like a fortune told about me when I was born.  I would share here a compilation of them one of these days.
  7. I grew up in a large family with lots of cousins and relatives living with us back then, and now, we still live with a large number of family in our compound, in a duplex type of house – with my three nephews from my sister, with my brother and his family, my mother, and the members of our canine  (2 at my side of the duplex and 4 on my brother’s side of the duplex) and feline family (numerous to count, all on my brother’s side of the house).

So now, I am almost at the end of this post, and it is now time to nominate the bloggers who have captured my heart with their writings.


Sara in LaLaLand

Mr. Mel


LaRonda Moore

Dr. Eric


Melody Chen

Juansen Dizon

Charlene Bullard


Litania Zhou

Whew!  I could go on and on about these nomination but for now let me stop with that.  Check out the blogs of these people and I hope you will enjoy their writings as much as I did.

Have a lovely blogging week ahead everyone!










Tips for an Organized Day

It’s a hectic world we live in, don’t you think?  Having to juggle time between work, family and our passion (for me, it is writing) is quite a feat, that being able to make this post on schedule is already such an achievement.  Don’t you feel like there is no enough time for us to do everything we meant or wanted to do?

Don’t you wish and pray each morning that your day will go smoothly?  As a parent, don’t you always reprimand your children for being disorganized?  As a common citizen, don’t you wish there is order in how the government does things?  

In short, we always wish that everything should be in order and organized.  Even if we cannot make the world agree and follow our wishes, should we not at least take charge of our own lives?

Here are tips for a more organized day:

1.  Pray.

      Before we start with anything in mind, we should first seek silence in our mind and talk with God, asking for His wisdom, blessing and guidance in everything we plan to do.  We should pray before planning, before the execution of the plan and after everything has been done at the end of the day.

2.  Create a list.

      On the night before, make a list of what you plan to do the following day, either in your mind or (if you have a tendency to forget what you have resolved in your mind),  a reminder in your cellphone or on a notebook.

3.  Adhere to the list.

      That list may not be all perfect but you should try to adhere to it as much as possible.  No good planning ever succeeds without concerted effort being put into it. There must be conviction and adherence to the plans and rules we have set up for everything to go as smoothly as we wish it to be.

4.  Be prepared for any contingencies.

      No matter how much we plan though, there are times that some things go haywire.  Do not panic! Calm yourself!  Try to settle such contingencies as fast as possible so it won’t displace so much of what you already planned for the day.  If it is something that would take so much of your precious time, then if possible, place it among your priorities the following day when you create another list at the end of the day.

5.  Be positive.

      No matter whatever events that may happen during the day that may disrupt our carefully planned schedule, just always look at the bright side of things.  As long as we know how to handle ourselves in the face of adversity, nothing is insurmountable.  Think positively.  Act positively.

All of these tips come down to a firm hold of our own senses, a firm belief that giving our mind and heart to a task we set for ourselves will bring the expected result, as well as a confirmation of our faith not only in ourselves but also in the divine guidance of someone above us.

May these tips help you, my dear readers, in finding your own set of rules to follow to make your day more organized.  Have smooth-sailing days from now on, everyone!!!  See you again next week on my next post.

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