Category Archives: Read and Write

“Thank you” from the heart and mind

While listening to music, I realized this blog is already four years old. FOUR YEARS OLD! This means a lot of things to me: memories, accomplishments…and pain. It means I never stop writing. It means I never stop believing in myself, in what I can do. It means I never stop finding time to think, …

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Why do we read (and why we need to read)?

Why read? We must read because in the end, we are basically alone. – Cito Beltran Reading is the most favorite past-time for folks who go against the flow. Reading is the life and livelihood of people who shun the company of their fellows, reject the pleasures of society, and rebel against trends that don’t …

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2015 in review

Just in time for the Chinese New Year! And before I forget, I would like to greet our friends in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Macau, and every Chinatown throughout the world…Kung Hei Fat Choi! By the way, thank you very much for your continued support for my blog! I hope my posts have benefited …

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Blogging Annual Report 2014

Eleven posts this year, with weeks of inactivity? My bad. I am five posts short of my targeted total of 40 posts. Anyway, I got more views and received more visitors. I am hopeful that I can get better this year. I have 362 days left to improve my writing skills, to learn to adopt …

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Back to Blogging

The past few days I have been preoccupied with work. I have been stressed out on the way to work and on the way home over career, financial and personal issues. I have been over-weighed, overwhelmed – burdened by the current depression and distress. I feel alone and helpless. Due to my present situation or …

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A Thank You Message To All Readers of This Blog

THANK YOU VERY MUCH! MUA MUA CHUP CHUP! To all the faithful readers and followers of Writing Under The Shades Of Blue, the shout-out is for you! This is my 19th post and I am dedicating it to you, my beloved readers and followers. I’m taking a time off to thank all of you for …

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Keep Reading! (An article by Andrew Sercombe)

(Note: I love reading. It’s one of the hobbies I can stand for. Reading expands the mind and understanding of things. Here I share a great article from an English self-help/motivation coach, teacher and NLP (Neuro-linguistic programming) practitioner Andrew Sercombe. This is in his book 50 Ways To A Better Life Millennium Edition, Copyright 1999.) …

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My Reflection on James Altucher’s “33 Unusual Tips To Being A Better Writer”

Unusual ways to be a better writer from another writer This is perhaps the best post I have read about writing: 33 Unusual Tips to Being A Writer by James Altucher. Had it not for a friend’s friend who shared it on Facebook, I would have nothing to read and reflect about days ago. Thanks …

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A Sad Sorry Writer I Am

During my elementary days, I received a few awards for winning writing competitions on district and division levels. In my high school and college years, none came by, but still people regarded me as a good (if not, above average) writer. I was not sad then. Writing is the only thing I can do, and …

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The Curtain Reopens

First, a welcome… I have been a web content and article writer for a BPO company based in a Philippine city for over three years now, but until now, I have no portfolio to my name. If I lack such, how can I back up my credentials or support my expertise? For this reason, I …

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