Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Writing Process Blog Hop

I started typing this post at 1:03 am of Tuesday. The holiday gives me an excuse to sleep early in the morning again. My original plan was to get to bed early and study my succeeding lectures. But as always, I never fail to ruin my own plans. My Monday was so exhausting. I spent the last few hours hopping from different TV shows, checking my Facebook account while having dinner. I know, bad practice. :) After some hours of doing nothing, I decided to check my email and remembered this blog hop post from the talented, Juanita Tortilla.

This virtual cupcake is for you Juanita ;)
I discovered Juanita's blog through one of my favorite bloggers and namemate, Diane of Lavender Dreams. Juanita sponsored a giveaway that led me to her blog. I became an avid reader of Juanita's blog because of her dress creations and lately, her 100% handmade collection of bags. What further captured my interest in Juanita's blog is her cross country adventures with her husband and Pickle! 

For this blog hop, Juanita asked me to answer a series of questions.

What am I working on?

I'm occupied with the follow up tasks of my documentation project and teaching. Me and my Big Boss underestimated the succeeding tasks of our documentation project. When we met our project consultant, we were surprised with the number of tasks and responsibilities ahead. What further complicates our situation, we are still hanging in the tree of uncertainty. As for teaching, I'm handling a new subject that is anchored with Algebra and Statistics. Brrrrrrrrrrr It's been two months since classes started and I'm still adjusting. While I can always refuse to handle this challenging subject, I figured out that I need to do this. I needed to be shaken. I have to move out of my comfort zone.

I almost forgot, I started a business with my friend CC. We own a candy buffet business. You can read more about us in our new blog

How does my work differ from others in the genre?

My blog serves as my online journal. I mentioned several times here that my revived interest in blogging was fueled by my desire to generate income aside from my day job. Months and years passed, my outlook about blogging changed. I gained online friends and met a few of them. I also found happiness on the shallow reason of being able to document great memories.

If there is one thing that differentiates my blog from the others, I guess it all boils down to the fact that this relates my life and my attempt to live it. 

Why do I write what I do?

I write for the simple reason that I love to write. I love documenting happy memories, capturing photos and back reading them once in a while. So expect more of my life being documented here over the next months and hopefully, years. 
How does my writing process work?

I don't really follow a structure or plan in writing. The only thing that appears a bit structured here is my Beautiful Sunday series and the rare book reviews (I miss writing one.) I write about things as they come and document them depending on my mood and preferences. A few years ago, Kelley of Kelley Highway asked me about my plans for this blog. I was caught off guard because I never thought of having one. I can't remember my response to Kelley. Hahaha As long as I love writing, I will continue to write and blog.

I hope I have fulfilled my mission Juanita! :)


  1. Oh, you're early! But better to be early than forgetting about it. Thanks for being part of the blog hop :)

    I did not know that you've started a candy buffet business -- wow. Good luck with it!

    Actually, I thought of you immediately when I had to select 3 bloggers to "tag" or recommend to blog-hop to, because I always consider you to be a fellow Southeast Asian blogger who shares the same interest in food :) Who knows, hopefully we'll get to meet one day, somewhere, some how :D

  2. You are both such sweeties and fun and smart bloggers! Love this great post and learning more about Juanita. I love her jewelry and still wear a pair of earrings she made for me....ALL the time! Have a fabulous day to you BOTH! Sweet hugs, Diane


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