One

I chance upon a glance on my calendar,

And I realized – today you turned one.

I had to stop and put my thoughts together,

And wonder when and where time has gone.

In all honesty I am surprised – that’s an understatement.

For a year ago I was more doubtful than I intended.

Questioning every bit of myself, every brain compartment,

Like all the questioning was at all needed.

Yet here you are, here we are –

We’ve crossed a year together.

Give and take, comfort and comforted,

You’ve given me an escape, a home and more.

You’ve given me friendship all over the planet,

Some remaining faceless while others not so.

Some almost there occasionally – every now and then,

While some almost with me from dusk til dawn – electronically.

And today as I celebrate you turning one,

With a hope that we’ll have a year more,

I’d like to thank you and your visitors,

For dealing with the randomness – a mix of anything and everything.

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Six Months

Six months, six whole months,

Did that time really passed by unnoticed?

Six months, six awesome months,

Of writing my guts to my heart’s content.

Who would have thought I’ll come this far,

Surely not me who knows herself almost fully.

Certainly not my dear ‘partner in crime’

Who knows the real me at best by far.

The first question is what, followed by how;

Followed by several counts of why.

Then a few deep breaths,

And a somehow radiant smile.

The realization is enthralling;

Because me stick to something –

Surreal, not worth believing,

Yet here I am.

Six months after deciding to pick the pen

After building a sort of open home for my thoughts,

After fully embracing what I wanted and hoped for;

Yes, I’m still here.

And no, I’m not saying it’s easy

I’ve my shares of falling out;

Like I’ve taken a drought of inspiration,

Instead of an essence of realization.

There’s no guarantee that I’ll stick around,

I’ll always keep changing my mind.

So for now a simple goal –

I wish to be around maybe six months more.

LIEBSTER AWARD

This was surprising, and as I replied to Airlia’s comment, I am not expecting this; thus, it makes me overjoyed, thank you.

Now the purpose of the Liebster Award is to encourage writers of new blogs and explore more of this world of blogging. I started blogging (somewhat committed) last October 1, 2013 (well at least that’s when I first posted an entry) and so far, I’m having fun and still can’t get over the fact that people are actually reading my post; I’ll never ceased to be amazed. Then now, this nomination, wow; yes, that’s all I’ve got to say: WOW! This here is a huge encouragement to continue.

Right, with this nomination, I need to give out the same too. Here are the rules for the Liebster Award:

1. Each nominee link back the person who nominated them.

2. Answer 10 questions which are given to you by the nominator.

3. Nominate 10 other bloggers for this award who have less than 200 followers.

4. Create 10 questions for your nominees to answer.

5. Let the nominees know that they have been nominated by going to their blog and notifying them.

Okay, so the rules are listed now let me make my way to it. I would like to thank Airlia for the nomination, I really appreciate it.

Next, my answer to Airlia’s 10 questions:

1. What’s the story behind the name of your blog?

Ah, that. It’s not much a story as it’s me knowing myself well, somehow. I know that I am not gonna be able to write about a single thing in particular, mostly it’s going to be random, about anything and everything at the same time, thus the name: a mix of anything and everything.

2. If there was one mythical or fictional creature you’d get to keep as a pet, what would it be?

A Pygmy Puff, a purple colored one.

3. Tell us your quote of the day.

For my quote for today, read it here.

4. What’s your biggest dream?

To be a linguist; just kidding, although I do wish I was. My biggest dream is to be an awesome writer.

5. What’s your biggest fear?

Having no one who understands me, I mean not even one person; that’s scary.

6. Who is your favorite person in the world?

Hmmm, that would be my brother, Jan Michael.

7. If you get the chance to be a part of a different culture, which one it would be?

This is a vague question for me. Does it have something to do with ethnicity or something? But either way, I love being Asian, so if I was to be part of a different culture, I’d still want it to be Asian, at least from East or South East Asia.

8. If you were given the chance to travel the world, but not see or contact any family or friends during the trip. Would you go?

If it is beneficiary and if it is just a short trip then I would, those are the conditions well actually I am applying that now. I call my parents every two weeks because International Long Distance charges are expensive and they rarely put credits to use the internet so, not much of a choice.

9. You have a magical ability or a super power, what is it and why?

Mind reading – I blame I Hear Your Voice and Lee Jong-suk for that. Okay, seriously, it would be a good personality development means is all I am saying.

10.  You are writing your life story, what’s the first line?

She wandered fearlessly to the night, or so she thought.

Now, here are my nominees:

1. http://randomsoju.wordpress.com/

2. http://kdramadreamer.wordpress.com/

3. http://rarapop.wordpress.com/

4. http://thedramanoona.wordpress.com/

5. http://blogphilic.wordpress.com/

6. http://thedramacorner.wordpress.com/

7. http://ocdramadee.wordpress.com/

8. http://crazy9drama.wordpress.com/

9. http://mayms89.wordpress.com/

10. http://shukmeister.wordpress.com/

And my questions for them nominees:

1. What is your motivation to continue blogging?

2. What is your favorite blog post, one that you have written?

3. How do you spend a typical weekend?

4. What has been your biggest blogging challenge so far?

5. What is that moment in your life that you regret the most?

6. What are your favorite and least favorite drama clichés?

7. Do you post under your real name? Why or why not?

8. Who is your ultimate bias?

9. Are you a coffee or a tea addict?

10. What is your idea of a perfect drama?

Lastly, I need to notify my nominees. I do hope they have fun answering my questions.