Tag Archives: writing

“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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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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Some Thoughts About My Present (and Past) Employment

Next month will be the 4th month of my probationary contract of employment under my present employer (another BPO company in the city publicized as the Queen City of the South of the Philippines). Thanks God and to my cousin, I got a job right after I left my previous company (which soon folded up …

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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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Abandon Ship: Low Job Satisfaction, Resignation and My Last Day At Work

Yesterday was my last day at work.  I cannot but to feel sad and angry at the same time. Sad that I have to leave the company where I spent the first four years of my employment life. Angry that my pod manager failed to materialize the plans she had for me and my pod. It was …

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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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Part-Time Work: Is It Worth?

This is the hard times. Finances are tight and with the economical collapse, you would feel your regular 9-to-5 job can no longer sustain your household and provide for your own needs. Instead of hunting for a new job that can offer you a fat paycheck (as job vacancies are hard to come by these …

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