September 2016 RECAP #MonthlyRecap

September was a much better month for me, writing/blogging-wise. There were some glitches, but the positives outweighed the negatives. I mean this in a less-stressed out way. There were two weeks that I hardly posted anything. Something got me busy, but all was for naught. At least, I tried. It honestly did cause me to lose my mojo a bit, had to clear my head…Now, I’m BACK.

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Here’s how September 2016 went:

Blog-wise:

(1) Not obvious, but I have begun calling may hashes as “hash potatoes”. No reason, I just think it’s cute. I’ve thought of several reasons to give just so I can justify calling them that but, bottomline is, I just like it, period.

So, how did my hash potatoes go?

hash-tag-sign#MondayMemoirs (see What I Am) – I could have posted more, but Mondays are often tricky unless I am able to schedule something the weekend prior. No #MondayReviews posted.

#TuesdayTunes (see Out of Oz)

#AskWednesday (see Born to Sing) – I was so lucky to have interviewed the very gracious Hanna De Guzman. Read to get to know her, guys.

#ThursdayTips (see Let the Spiders Crawl)

#FeatureFriday (see Butterfly Kisses and Lullabies, my replacement Friday post) – This is also a tricky day for me. I do intend to alternate this with #FridayFlashdance. Guess what that’s going to be about 😉

Saturdays and Sundays could be about anything, just like any given day of the whole week. That is, when I am able to post anything. Or MORE, like Dream a Little Dream [Reshared].

(2) So I’m done with my singer, Hanna. I am currently waiting for my interview with my horticulturist-friend, and a Muay Thai artist with whom I worked when I was in college. I have not really yet talked to Andoyman regarding the update interview. But here’s news! The professional dancer I mentioned before has said yes to an interview. Will do that soon!

(3) My Trending Stories. As mentioned before, it’s a new site, they’re still doing stuff to perfect it, but it’s still an honor to be invited, and there’s no such thing as perfect. This is me (CLICK ON IT):

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I began posting for it. Then there were two weeks that I was really prolific in posting. The next two weeks, though, I lost much interest and time in posting anywhere.  I’ll get back to it, I promise.

Social Media Reach-out:

This really took the backseat. But I assure you that I appreciate everyone who clicks on LIKE and especially FOLLOW. I am awed and humbled that despite my seeming inactivity, I keep finding out through my email that people have been clicking on the FOLLOW button.

I would like to pay it forward. Just let me get my act together and I will soon be posting links here to legit followers (I do emphasize on legit).

Fiction/Story-writing:

NEXT!!!

Literature:

Abandoned Thomas Hardy‘s Tess of the D’Urbervilles for now. Unintentionally abandoned Gregory Maguire‘s Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West online book. Priorities weigh heavier. Will try to get back to reading soon as I am able.

Personal:

csi-las-vegas-showI do try to go online on weekends, but I’ve lessened it. Going online does cost money if you don’t have a permanent Internet connection and you just buy “load” for your WiFi, like I do, though it is less expensive.

I’m only home on weekends, so it’s the time to do stuff in the house the way I want them done (I am slightly OC, so understand that I want to do things a certain way).  Time to arrange things the way I want them arranged, sew what needs to be sewn, fix what little things need to be fixed, iron clothes for the coming week, and see to it that the kids open their books and notebooks. More important, weekends mean family time. I’m not the perfect mother at all, but I try to manage the best I can, even if they hate it when I get mad.

So in the evenings or while I iron clothes, I just watch my still-unseen Season 9 and 10 episodes of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

Life is a series of ups and downs, so you face everything. No ifs, no buts. You have to learn everyday. Therefore, in the meantime, you get to watch the gory stuff and plan how you can get away with murdering your enemies and covering up all the evidence…KIDDING!!! 😉

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7 thoughts on “September 2016 RECAP #MonthlyRecap

  1. I love your positivity eventhough you are busy. I can emphatise, and sometimes I don’t even have time to respond to my own blog comments. I don’t know about you, but when I get home from work I usually have 3-4 hours before I hit the bed. And in that space of few hours I eat, shower, do chores, try to blog and get ready for the next day.

    Pay it forward. I really like that saying and attitude. Think about yourself, but think about others too 🙂

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    • When I am able, I go online on weeknights. But when I go “home” to the boarding house, I usually just watch TV with the other boarders and chit-chat. I’ve lost a bit of interest in reading because I have to wake up early–client wants me to log in at 7am.

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  2. I was able to watch “Wicked” online feat Idina M. years back so at least I’m familiar now. I’ve also abandoned reading Gregory Maguire‘s Wicked. It had stills from the show. Oh, haven’t read a classic lit since – high school. lolz. I’ve been trying to catch airings of “Great Expectations” last December so I hope it’ll be cycles once more this year. I didn’t get to finish watching “Of Mice and Men” over at AMC channel last week. *sigh* Curious, of the CSI heads, who’s your fave? Me, Mack Taylor (CSI: NY)

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    • Regarding WICKED, I can’t find an actual full movie of it that stars both Idina and Kristin Chenoweth. If you have the link, pleeeeeaase give to me. Incidentally, I just have been watching full performances of it by other productions via YouTube, trying to see if they’re good as well. Yesterday’s was great, I’m not done with the one I’m watching today, but I haven’t finished so will see.

      “I’ve also abandoned reading Gregory Maguire‘s Wicked.” What do you mean? If you mean the book, unless you don’t like the way he writes, better continue reading. I’m finding out how loosely based the musical is from the book.

      I only have one fave head in CSI and that is because I haven’t seen any other CSI show. I was first a fan of NCIS and Bones. But I love Grissom!

      I am now watching the seasons where they have Lawrence Fishburne. He doesn’t play the head, BUT he is the main lead (it’s Lawrence Fishburne!). Great actor, he is. Love him already…Oh, I remember that in these eps, it’s now Catherine (Marg Helgenberger) who got promoted as head due to Grissom leaving. So let me correct what I said.

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      • I think it was 2 years ago when I watched the YT link featuring Idina and Kristin Chenoweth. Idk if I can find the link. I’ll check if saved it in my playlist. *sigh* Well, I had to stop reading “Wicked” not because I didn’t like his writing, my reading interests just went back to reading screenwriting books. 🙂 I even want to finish Joseph Delaney’s book series “Seventh Son: The Last Apprentice” and Anthony Horowitz “Alex Rider” series and his latest ones centering Moriarty. Argh. 🙂

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        • Ang alam ko kasi, walang full vid with Idina and Kristin, snips lang. But there are full vids of other productions. I watched two already and I don’t think I’ll watch more unless it’s Idina & Kristin. There are other actresses as equally talented and fit for the role, I’m finding out. Suzie Mathers is great (I even saw her live here) as Glinda, and Rachel Tucker as Elphaba. Donna Vivino (E) and Alli Mauzey (G) are also great in the vid I saw…Check out my #TuesdayTunes post on #OutofOz, BTW…

          The WICKED book, I only read online so I often have no access. So to read an actual book, maybe I’ll ditch “Tess” for a long while and find something else to bring along with me.

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