Currently Vol. 8

23 February 2015

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 readers already, and that just warms my heart. Tomorrow, I start editing. The final class is this coming Saturday already and because I wasn't able to attend the first one, I would really try my best to attend this time. It would be nice to see Mina again, meet my classmates, and gush over our shared success together.



The edits sent in by my friends Alex and Anne who concentrated on grammar and voice of the story. For fun, I am also reading Raymond Carver's What We Talk About When We Talk About Love. I'm not even halfway through yet so I'm not sure if this is a valid opinion, but I feel I liked Simon van Booy's The Secret Lives of People in Love more.

My buqo-sponsored Young Adult story Once Upon a Post-It.

Yellowcard's Hang You Up and She's Only Sixteen's Magic on loop.

The smell of success. Hah.

A big smile that I can't seem to wipe off.

Of more stories I want to write.

Thankful that I have a job that allows me to do things that feed my soul.

The support the people around me have been showering me.

From my sunshine and serenade-in-a-box Ed last Saturday night
Excerpt from a very sweet email from my blog reader Bea last night
You don't know how much these mean to me. Thank you so much!

To reward myself for this achievement but I don't know what to get for myself yet. A dress? Meh. Shoes? Meh. I'd like to go out of town but I don't think I have it in me to go alone. I need someone to plan with.

To get more rest because I've been subsisting on less than three hours of sleep each day for the past three weeks.

I can watch Backstreet Boys in concert with my Mom. She's a fan of the boyband so I'm planning to buy tickets for us to surprise her. Sssh. ;)

May we never run out of things to smile about
Lots of things to look forward to this week: The Voice Season 8, Nate Ruess's new song, two TOMS events, a Sample Room event, and buqo YA's "graduation" on Saturday! Have a fantabulous week ahead!


  1. I can't go anywhere with just 2 hours of sleep unless I'm going out of town/country. Congratulations!!! I may be pushing my luck here but is it possible to be one of the beta readers?

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  2. We will watch BSB here in SG tooooo!!!! Can't wait!!!! (Sana walang conflict sa sched ko tho..)

  3. I am so happy for you. This is amazing :)

  4. Hi CJ! Thank you so much for your interest! :)
    Unfortunately I was already able to finish the story by the time this post was published. I would gladly gift you a copy once it's up! :)


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