Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Writing Completes Me

                Writing completes me, if I were to answer the question why I love writing.  It gives me a sense of wholeness that I could easily express my thoughts and ideas well, even to the point of totally getting rid of the ill-feelings I have about someone when I write a letter to that person but not giving the letter.  

           Without writing, maybe I would always have some pent-up anger locked up inside me and probably vent it out on someone or something.  But because of writing, I was able to release all the negative energies that were swelling up inside.   That's why I love writing. 

But that's just the tip of the iceberg.  Lucky for me, because of my love for writing, I was able to interview some celebrities like Cynthia Luster, Hans Montenegro, Diether Ocampo, Piolo Pascual and, Jolina Magdangal and found out what made them tick if they're not busy with showbiz.  And got my byline. 

          A successful creative entrepreneur.  That's a new coined phrase that stems from people who are in business and are also into writing.  I know people who are already doing that and are successful.  I believe that for a person to be in business and be a creative entrepreneur goes hand in hand.

          A lot of bloggers these days have their own websites and they earn money from blogging.  They go to a restaurant, a place or experience something, they write about it and get paid for that piece of article.  They invite other people to read about their blog and get hits for that page and that’s where they get known for.  And if a blogger gets to write about an event every day, to me, that is being successful in being a blogger-creative entrepreneur.  Your name gets around the blogosphere. 

          I also got to be invited by organizers of events and write about the event and got paid for that piece of writing in my blog.  I believe that’s one aspect of how I can earn money for my blog.  I have to find my niche, let people know I can write and have a blog, get people to invite me to their events and write about them. 

          I’m sure there are other ways to make money through writing.  One can apply for a freelance writing stint online, that’s one way.  If you have a bottomless pit of ideas for writing, that’s great.    

          There is also another way to earn money, these writers are called spinners.  They would re-write articles that have already been written.  As long as it would pass Copyscape, they’re good to go as plagiarism is definitely a no-no.

          But this isn’t what I like about writing.  It’s not my cup of tea.  I would rather write an original article with my own writing style for others to get an idea how I express myself in writing and appreciate the way I write.  For me, that’s one way to gauge what a good writer is.        


Friday, October 26, 2012

A Typing Test

I just worked on this test.  It's amazing. 

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Sunday, January 22, 2012

Chinese New Year Tarot Card Reading

Made a tarot card reading for the Chinese New Year and it all pointed to businesses.  For families in business, your business may prosper this year.  All roads point to families, emphasis on that, actually.  

But in general, for businesses that have been established, it will be successful.    

Although there may be tough competition present.  And if this persists, this shouldn't be a hindrance to being successful and making the right choices.  If you stumble and fall, there's nothing else to do but stand up, right? 

Then old ideas/choices/decisions have to be set aside.  It's time to make new ones and learn from the past. Changes will definitely occur.  Things will turn out for the better if changes are allowed to happen.     

Definitely, knowledge has been gained from those errors done that's why new ideas/choices have to replace old ones.  It is the start of a better journey. 

There may be people who want the easy way out.  But in life, there are no short cuts.  You just have to do the right thing to avoid unwanted circumstances. 

If there are still errors after making choices, one has to think things through and regain energy to face life once more.  

In summary, businesses will proceed and succeed as long as new ideas come forth and lessons have been learned.    

I may not be an authority on these matters, I'm just sharing a piece of my mind.  It may or may not be applicable to any one of you, but it may help most of you.  It's just my Chinese New Year reading.  

As I always say, "Only God knows the future and it is you who make the final decisions." 

Thursday, January 19, 2012

A First-time Tarot Card Reading Event

It all happened last year in this event sponsored by  I was invited to do Tarot Card readings for their clients and readers.  I was kind of scared at first because it will be my first time to go public with my tarot card readings.  I was scared because I didn't know what to expect when I'm there.  I mean I was reading for friends already but in public?  

I was one scaredy cat.  Haha.  But I couldn't resist to try it because it was already an invitation from and you don't get an invitation from anyone that often, right?  So, I met with the people behind herword and we all agreed on what we're going to do during the event. 

Okay, so my call time there was from 2 p.m. up to 6 p.m.  I arrived there late.  And the people who reserved for the readings were already waiting.  As I sat down in the booth, Miss Melody briefed me in on how things will go.  She had a list of people already and would start texting them as soon as I got in.  

That's how it started.  I had a table covered with white cloth and a chair.  I put down my bag beside me on the floor.  I have to keep watch on it because there were some people there who lost some things, as Ms. Melody warned me.  

I had to prepare myself for the line because I was running late so I had to get started with the first readee of the day.  There wasn't any 5-minute breaks, as planned, anymore because there were like 25 people or so who wanted their readings.  I would let them shuffle the cards, cut it into 3 and let them pick 10 cards.  That's how I would do it.  

I would then look at each of the cards laid out and read to the person in front of me.  I would also take a look at the person's reaction, whether it's doubtful or trusting, yes, I could feel that in the person.  Usually, I would ask her, "Is that true?" or "Was that correct?"  And they would respond in a way that made me feel contented.  

At times, when I would ask about a certain person in their life, the person would just be teary-eyed, can you believe that?  I couldn't because I didn't know that that person I mentioned was someone who really made a dent in their life.  There was one who really had tears roll down her cheeks.  And I had to comfort her and tell her, "I'm sorry, I didn't know and I didn't mean to make you cry.  I saw it in the cards."  

Yes, that's what happened.  I really didn't expect that.  Well, there are some things that would really surprise you and take you aback.  But that's part of life, right? 

Anyway, there was a client who was begging to have their tarot cards read because they said they came all the way from Manila and they want answers to their questions.  The time was already like 6:30 or something and I was about to wrap things up.  But they begged that I stay and read for them.  To which, I gave in to their request.  

Neither did I expect that they would narrate to me their whole life story, which I really wish I could do something about.  They trusted me about this and I was secretly hoping that they would be successful in whatever they will do.  With that, I wrapped things up and had dinner.  

I was with my daughter, Willi-Ann, and we were looking around the booths at the event.  


This is what I found while Willi-Ann and I were looking around.  Just couldn't resist taking a snapshot of the blue pendant.   

There were also some interesting items on sale.  I wanted to get one but my budget didn't permit me to do so.  

Oh, well, I just love to look at these beautiful things because it's either they're colorful or they're glittery.  Anything that glitters is very attractive to me.  

To continue with my experience as a public tarot card reader, my readings didn't actually stop there.  After Willi-Ann and I went around, we met some more people who recognized me as the tarot card reader and asked to have their cards read.  To my amazement, I agreed, as I was already tired from reading almost half the day.  

I still read for some people, in different places this time.  Either in their booth or just outside a restaurant where there were tables and chairs.  I was really surprised that some of the readees were of Chinese descent, and the rest were mostly Filipinos.  

I actually didn't expect a lot of people wanted their "fortunes" read.  There were even questions like, "Will I have a boyfriend?" or "Will our business prosper?" and other questions that a person could think of during a reading.  

I told them that my readings usually revolved around their present, some things in the past and the future.  I don't usually answer questions.  It usually depended on the cards they picked.  That's where I get the answers from.  

All in all, it was a successful day.  I should have written about this right after the event itself.  But it doesn't matter.  I just wanted to share this experience with others since it was a first for me.  

I hope I didn't bore you.  If you want readings read and posted on the column, go to on the Mystic Readings page and follow instructions there.  I will see what I can do for you.  

Thank you very much.