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Writing for buqo YA

Started from the bottom now we here:

So yes, today I went to Summit Media for our "graduation" and to meet with Mina and the rest of my classmates, as well as the peeps from buqo who will distribute our stories.

We discussed what worked and what didn't during our writing process, and…

Currently Vol. 8

I'm still on a high from being able to finish my buqo YA story on time! I woke up on the right side of the bed and sashayed to work excitedly despite clocking in only two hours and a half of sleep last night.


I have received really positive reception and helpful comments from most of my beta r…

I freakin' did it

And now I just want to shimmy all over my room with this Jason Mraz song on repeat!

I did it, guys. I finished my story for Mina Esguerra's buqo-sponsored Young Adult online class!


Save for my Creative Writing portfolio for my Intensive English class back in college, this is my first fictional…

Eyes on the prize

I have set tomorrow as the deadliest deadline of the Young Adult story I'm writing, and then I'm going to send it to my beta readers, rest my mind a bit, edit, and then come up with a cover. All these I need to do by Friday next week as everything would have to be sent to Mina on February …

Of comets, parallel universes, and undeniable chemistry

Being the master of procrastination that I am, I watched a movie instead of churning out more pages for my story. I feel guilty, but assuage myself by saying it's all for the sake of research. Sometimes I feel like I'm just putting it [writing] all off because at the back of my mind I reall…

Robinsons Beauty Fair 2015: In the Mood for Love

Just in case you missed it, it's Beauty Fair season again in Robinsons Department Store! Time to hoard and stock up on your favorite beauty products and personal care essentials once again!

Just like all the other previous RDS Beauty Fairs, you can expect huge savings and lots of freebies when…

Movie review: Love, Rosie

Movie Alex and Rosie had it easy.

In comparison with book Alex and Rosie, that is.

Love, Rosie tells the story of Alex and Rosie, their entanglements, and all the many ways fate played with them. They have been best friends since they were five and discovered they're in love not soon after, but…

Currently Vol. 7

So I realized today that I can function on a particularly busy day in the office and survive even with barely three hours of sleep. I mean, sure, my head feels like it's floating and I have massive eyebags, but I survived.

All for the sake of submitting the first three pages of my YA story for…

Okay. Okay.

As part of an informal Valentine tradition I started years ago, I just finished watching Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind for the nth time. This movie is faultless.

CLEMENTINE I'm not a concept, Joel. I'm just a fucked-up girl who is looking for my own peace of mind. I'm not perfect…

Sample Room presents: Burt's Bees Radiance

I've been such a busy bee and work has been extra stressful lately so I was glad for an excuse to relax for a bit and talk beauty with some of my favorite people from the beauty blogging community!
Through Sample Room, Burt's Bees whisked us away for a fancy tea party suitable for queen be…

Currently Vol. 6

I wish there is an OFF switch to PMS.
CURRENTLY Vol. 6
READING

I haven't finished The Restaurant at the Edge of the Universe yet but I needed a new book to sink myself into. This collection of short stories by one of my favorite storytellers seems to be a great choice. From the introduction:
We …

That Thing Called Online Ticket Reservation*

Antoinette Jadaone's That Thing Called Tadhana is the first movie I watched on the big screen this year. I know the movie has gained a lot of positive reviews but I still didn't want to expect too much because I've been burned by one too many local films already, but I ended up liking …

Review: Pantene 3 Minute Miracle Conditioner

I have a fairly simple hair routine: shampoo every other day, condition every day. I go through bottles of conditioner much faster because of this. I also only blow dry my hair and put styling products on if I have to make an extra effort to look nice. I have reached my ideal hair length and I lov…