February 2017 RECAP #MonthlyRecap

After my January recap, I don’t know what to say of my February either. I think it flew by so fast!

Here’s a recap of my Febuary 2017:

Blog-wise:

(1) Hash potatoes!!!

#MondayMemoirs (see Effanineffable 1: The Brain and The Unofficial Translation)

#MondayReviews (none)

#TuesdayTunes (none)

#TVTuesday (see Love in the Time of Forensics)

#AskWednesday (see “What was the strangest thing you found cleaning out your parents’ house after they died?”)

#WhatsupWednesday (none)

#ThursdayTips (see Advice for the Supposed Lovelorn)

#FeatureFriday (none)

#FridayFlashdance (none)

#AnythingDay (see JAMIE PART 3: CAUGHT IN NEW YORK CITY)  –  Any day could be about anything.

“I do need to come up with an actual system when it comes to handling blog-related emails, blog visits, and social media accounts, and actually WRITING.” That’s what I said the last time. It still holds true.

I’ve realized I’m not a lazy writer. It’s really all these ideas swimming in my head and all these real-life distractions. Very recently, one writer on Quora said in nicer terms that people who say they have writer’s block are just plain lazy. I agree that writers need to keep writing, but as some other writers explained, sometimes you need a breather or to do other things to get more ideas and be more inspired.

(3) My Trending Stories. I’ve started re-orienting my self a teeny bit. Will see if I can start posting soon.

(4) A to Z Challenge. Decided on Plan D. Yes, that’s how many times I changed my mind. I’m starting with the letters.

Social Media Reach-out:

More bloggers to share, yay!!! If you’re not here, chances are, I’ve already mentioned you in past recaps. But if I haven’t mentioned you yet, nothing personal, okay? Will get to you. This is a mix of regular followers, new followers, and bloggers I follow though they don’t follow me, WordPress or not. I tell you, the way I do things sometimes…

I’m not exactly following a system here. It’s all random. I want to give opportunity to everyone so I mix them all up. Here are my awesome online friends, would-be friends, some wish-I-were-friends-with-but-I follow-them-anyway peeps, and actual peeps that I know, in alphabetical order:

 Alli,      Carl,    Colleen,    Joseph,    Kendall,    Lora,    Liberty,    Needull,    Phil,    SWO8

More bloggers to come.

Fiction/Story- and Poetry-writing:

Restarted being a bit more active. But until I get a proper laptop again,…

Literature:

Aw, c’mon folks! Still a tie! Really??? Well, these were the results:

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While waiting for the results, I came to read a supposed novel online that I just happened to find. Thought I’d give it a chance. Ugh. One of those romance novels where all the men are supposed to be buffed and forever virile and it’s supposed to be okay that they treat women like trash. I’m not making this up or just stereotyping! You’ll have to read to believe it. To make the long story short, I stopped reading. They’re not exactly protagonists I’d grow to like. There was not much plot to speak of.

Anyway, I’m putting off my decision on what to do with the poll and I’m actually going to pick up an actual novel I can hold. Or at least read a couple of free ebooks I’ve downloaded.

Personal:

I have:

  • become an addict to  The Walking Dead. I’ve been mentioning it here a lot and reading stuff about it.
  • become a Quora-person because I love to share my thoughts, give advice and getting information from other writers.
  • been dealing with various things, my brain wants to explode…

 

Your thoughts? 😉

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Love Love Love!

It’s the Love Month. And in keeping with our theme this month, let me share to you a few local love songs that I have found myself always singing over the years. Filipinos are really a sentimental lot. It is sad that the music industry has somewhat been suffering because they mostly record either just revivals now or just record their own versions of foreign ones.

That said, I would like to share our own brand of music, which may or may not be to your liking but please do check them out first. I have compiled songs here. Some are in English and some are in the local dialect, but don’t worry, translations are available. Do bear with some transcriptions. Meanwhile, you can sing along especially with the English ones.

I shared what only came to mind. Was just surprised that they’re all by bands save for the first one. Anyway, like I always say, ENJOY!

Everyday by Agot Isidro

 

Forevermore by SIDE A. This song is popular again because of a popular ongoing TV soap titled the same.

 

Alipin (“Slave”) by Shamrock

 

214 by Rivermaya

 

Huling El Bimbo (“Last El Bimbo”) by Eraserheads. Sad song, this one. Long extro instrumental, too. If you want, you can stop after the second set of “lala-lala-lala…” I like the whole of it, though. By the way, the actual name mentioned is Paraluman, not Paraluma, and refers to an actress of many yesteryears. “Paraluman” actually means “muse.”

 

Harana (“Serenade”) by Parokya ni Edgar, something to counter that last one. I really like this novelty band but surprisingly, they made this sweet song that has become my most fave from them. The vid is just them being their normal silly selves.