Posted in Happy Thoughts, writing

Haiku # 3- “CRUSH”

HER:
He’s looking at me
I act as if I don’t know
But my heart beats loud

HIM:
I’m staring at her
She pretends not to notice
But I know she knows

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Date Written: July 21, 2016

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Posted in Awards, Random Happiness, writing

MakeItUltra™ Blogger Award

I would like to thank Eric of MakeItUltra™ for nominating me for this award. Having my blog among the first set of blogs to have been nominated makes it even more special to me. I am truly grateful.

I also congratulate my fellow nominees- all very deserving blogs.

What is your name?
Niña Tatiana

Where are you from?
Manila, Philippines

How long have you been blogging and why did you start?
More or less 2 months. I started blogging because I love to write and I also have a passion to inspire people. I thought blogging would help me reach out to many. It kind of gives a sense of purpose or meaning to my life. 🙂

What are you most proud of?
When my family (Dad, Mom, & my Siblings) was given the “Model Family” award by our city government.

What are your blogging goals?
My main goal is to put a smile on my readers’ faces whenever they visit my blog or read my posts. It really makes me happy whenever someone appreciates and finds my posts helpful. My secondary goals are to improve my skill as a Writer, and gain more readers. To get to know other talented people and win friends would be a lovely bonus!

How do you spend your free time?
With blogging as exemption, I am either reading a book, watching a movie, learning to play a new song in my guitar, or studying/playing with my daughter. =)

The blogs that I nominate for this award:

Out an’ About
A Kinder Way
ImpossiblyReal
Dear Dad
The Shimmer Within Her
Project Believe In Yourself
forgivingjournal
Good, Beautiful, and True

5 random facts about me:

* I love to cook!
* 3 things that really makes me happy are: good books, music, & flowers!
* I am afraid of ghost and I would never watch a horror film!
* I’m a big fan of Harry Potter (novels & movies) and Jason Mraz
* My favorite vegetables are Asparagus and Broccoli

ABOUT THE AWARD

The MakeItUltra™ Blogger Award is an award given to bloggers by bloggers for quality content, originality and presentation. The intention of this award is to encourage connectivity and support in the blogging community and to increase exposure for individual bloggers.

THE RULES

If you have been nominated for the MakeItUltra™ Blogger Award and choose to accept, write a blog post about the MakeItUltra™ Blogger Award in which you:

1. Thank the person who nominated you and post a link to their blog on your blog. Take a moment to positively promote the person who nominated you.

2. Display the award on your blog by adding it to your post and/or displaying it using a widget on your page (Save the image to your computer and upload it to your blog post).. Don’t forget to use the tag #MyUltraAward when you make your post!

3. Answer the following MakeItUltra™ Blogger Award questions.

What is your name?
Where are you from?
How long have you been blogging and why did you start?
What are you most proud of?
What are your blogging goals?
How do you spend your free time?

4. Nominate 1-8 blogs that you feel deserve the award and provide links.

5. Provide 5 random facts about yourself (optional).

6. List these rules in your post (You can copy and paste from here).

7. Inform the people/blogs that you nominated that they have been nominated for the MakeItUltra™ Blogger Award and provide a link for them to your post.

Posted in Happy Thoughts, Positive Thinking

The 3 Day Quote Challenge #3

Hello Everyone,

This will be the 3rd and final response for my Quote Challenge, and the topic that I chose for the quotes that I will share to you is about the SELF.

Again, I thank  Nicky M. for the opportunity to share some insights.

I intend not to say more about these quotes as they are straight to the point, and I could not say anything further to make them better. I hope you will find inspiration on them as much, if not more than I do.

Here you go…

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quote #3

I would encourage the following blogs to participate:

ImpossiblyReal

Good, beautiful, and true

MiracleWings

Here are the RULES:

Thank the blogger who nominated you

Post 1 – 3 quotes a day for 3 consecutive days

Nominate 3 bloggers each day

Posted in Happy Thoughts, Life & Wellness

The 3 Day Quote Challenge #2

Hello Everyone,

For the second day of my challenge, I have decided to share some quotes from 3 novels that were turned into a motion-picture. (I’ve read 2 of the books and have watched all 3 on the big screen!)

They say that movies mirror events in real life. I think most of us, if not all of us will relate to these quotes that I’ve chosen today.

Thank you again Nicky M. for the challenge!

  • on PAIN 

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This is why we should not deny nor ignore pain. We have to acknowledge it, welcome it, feel it, and then let go of it and move on.

  • on HELPING OTHERS

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So let us make sure to invest only our time and energy in helping people who know and accept the reality that they need help. If not, then the first step in helping them is to make them realize that they need such. 

  • on CHOICES

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Therefore, we have to be 100% sure that we like the choices that we make!

 

I encourage these other blogs to participate on the quote challenge:

my dear yellow world

memole’s world

puzzles of the soul

Here are the RULES:

Thank the blogger who nominated you

Post 1 – 3 quotes a day for 3 consecutive days

Nominate 3 bloggers each day

 

You can read my Day 1 for the Quote Challenge HERE

Posted in Happy Thoughts, writing

Haiku # 1- RAIN

RAIN

It’s pouring outside

My girl drinks hot chocolate

The plants dance with joy!

Haiku is “a Japanese poem of seventeen syllables, in three lines of five, seven, and five, traditionally evoking images of the natural world.”

It is fun to write, a great stress-reliever, and it exercises the creative side of our brain.

In case you are wondering, yes, I wrote the poem above! I was inspired to write one after reading a post called “575 Haiku Place” from Zen and the Art of Everyday Living

If you want to enjoy reading more Haiku, I recommend you visit 575 Haiku Place

Try it out and let me know how it goes. 🙂

Thank you Richard for letting me share this.

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Date Written: July 05,2016

 

Posted in Inspirational, Personal, writing

Who I am and Why I’m here

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Hi. I’m Nina. I have a 4-year old daughter who drives me crazy most of the time- but she is my life and I really love her! I have a smart husband (who is actually good-looking too!). And I have a great job. So why am I here in front of my laptop typing when I should be napping, or taking a break from my”busy” life?

One time, my husband and I were watching TED talks in YouTube (a thing that is becoming a habit of ours) and there’s this one guy who really inspired me to start doing one of the things that I love to do… which is to write. He said, “If money is not an issue, what is it that you would be doing right “… “I say you do it now.

When I think about it more, I realize that perhaps he is right. A lot of us get stuck on a job that we do not like; or pretend about being okay with our work (telling ourselves…at least I get to pay the bill…) and we go on with our day to day mundane activity thinking at the back of our minds that someday, we’ll get to do what we love to do.

But in reality, there is really NO someday. If we are really passionate about something, we have to MAKE the time for it… and there is no better time than NOW. I have to stop convincing myself that “I’ll have plenty of time to write later… that for now this other thing works“…because guess what, I might end up telling myself “It’s too late for me to do this now” or “I’m too old to pursue this at this point.

I really admire those people who  pursued their passion, who simply did what they LOVE to do, not thinking about the money or the fame…yet everything else fell in their favor. I remember Jason Mraz- a two-time Grammy award winner- saying on one of his interviews that his mom would try to send him to college, and his dad would always get him good jobs but then he would quit them and try to go back into music. In my personal opinion, I do not think that it was his goal to be an award-winning artist. He only did what he love to do. And I believe he found his life-purpose in music.

I am a firm believer that God gave each of us special gifts and talents that we can utilize to achieve our purpose in life. And I choose to believe that if we utilize them to serve and honor Him thru other people, we can be genuinely happy.

I love to write and I want to connect with other people thru my writing. I want to inspire and be inspired at the same time. I believe that in this way, I’ll find purpose and meaning to my life. This is why I write NOW.:)


Written: May 25, 2016