No More Blogging

I can’t believe I’m going to say it but I hate blogging! Aargh!

Now that I have your attention, I would like to tell you that I really am serious. I cannot continue to blog right now. This is because my personal life is now keeping me from writing anything. I love writing. My english teachers told me so. I love writing so much that I used to fill up countless notebooks way back then. Unfortunately, it is no longer working for me.

When I started blogging, I first thought that it was just a natural progression of my writing. I did not know that my writing will take a turn for the worst with my blogging. I just could not deal with the pressure of writing down blog post after blog post.

Aside from this, I just realized that my writing quality has deteriorated. It looks as if I really do not care about what I’m writing about. This is quite true because of the fact that I kept pressuring myself to come up with something to post.

Before I started blogging, I really liked writing. This was because I only wrote stuff when I actually want to write. This means when I wrote, I was inspired. Unfortunately, blogging placed me in a lot of pressure. I felt that I am not doing a good enough job if I cannot regularly post in my blog.

This really sucked. The past few weeks were quite irritating and frustrating for me. In fact, my dad noticed and after a long talk, it was he who recommended that I stop blogging.

This is my final post for a while. Who knows? Maybe I’ll get back to blogging after a few months. Right now, I just need to stay away from it because it makes me angry to the point that other people in my life are affected.

I don’t know if you are an avid reader of this blog but this is me informing you that new content should not be expected in the coming months. I really need devote my time to refine my writing craft.

See ya!

Gratification

It’s been a great few weeks because I feel like my life is more meaningful and worthwhile especially with this blog and trying to be healthier by going to the gym and workout. School has not been that difficult and I have had a great time with my best friends. All in all, life is really good and I am so thankful for all the blessings that I have received. I just wanted to post this to say that from the bottom of my heart, thank you to my readers who have continued to follow my blog and you have all inspired me to never stop blogging even about the most nonsense things.

Big thanks to all of you!

One Afternoon

It’s funny how my friends and I can just talk about all the random things in the world. One afternoon, while we were having ice cream, we just suddenly began talking about treadmills. Remember the one I blogged about last time regarding my friend who was deciding on buying a treadmill? Well, we got around to talking about that again.

Right now, at least she knows that she wants to have a treadmill which has an iFit Live technology because she was inspired by the one we were using at the gym. She seemed pretty determined to get one so we all decided to go to the mall soon as check out the available products there.

Sports Movies

I really enjoy watching sports movies. These are pretty much some of the most inspirational movies that anyone could ever watch. The plot, the dialogue and even quotable quotes – these are what I look forward to in these kind of portrayals.

Plot: In 1999, Ken Carter, a successful sporting goods store owner, accepts the job of basketball coach for his old high school in a poor area of Richmond, CA, where he was a champion athlete. As much dismayed by the poor attitudes of his players as well as their dismal play performance, Carter sets about to change both. He immediately imposes a strict regime typified in written contracts that include stipulations for respectful behavior, a dress code and good grades as requisites to being allowed to participate. The initial resistance from the boys is soon dispelled as the team under Carter’s tutelage becomes a undefeated competitor in the games. However, when the overconfident team’s behavior begins to stray and Carter learns that too many players are doing poorly in class, he takes immediate action. To the outrage of the team, the school and the community, Carter cancels all team activities and locks the court until the team shows acceptable academic improvement.

Plot: The Fighter, is a drama about boxer “Irish” Micky Ward’s unlikely road to the world light welterweight title. His Rocky-like rise was shepherded by half-brother Dicky, a boxer-turned-trainer on the verge of being KO’d by drugs and crime.

Plot: Based on the true story of Leigh Anne and Sean Tuohy who take in a homeless teenage African-American, Michael “Big Mike” Oher. Michael has no idea who his father is and his mother is a drug addict. Michael has had little formal education and few skills to help him learn. Leigh Anne soon takes charge however, as is her nature, ensuring that the young man has every opportunity to succeed. When he expresses an interest in football, she goes all out to help him, including giving the coach a few ideas on how best to use Michael’s skills. They not only provide him with a loving home, but hire a tutor to help him improve his grades to the point where he would qualify for an NCAA Division I athletic scholarship. Michael Oher was the first-round pick of the Baltimore Ravens in the 2009 NFL draft.

These are just some of my favorites and I can really say that I loved Sandra Bullock in The Blind Side. She really deserved her Oscar win.

 

I’m Back!

I know this has been the longest time I have not updated my blog. I have been really busy with school work and I just wasn’t able to find time to post something even random. But don’t worry, I haven’t quit on this yet. Yet as the operative word, take note. ;)

One other thing that I was so excited to share with you guys is that I’m finally back on the gym! I told you I wouldn’t quit. And it was really nice to work out again after being sick last weekend.

I’ll update again soon.

The Plan

One of my best friends, Thalia, is thinking about buying a treadmill. Apparently, going to the gym is not enough for her anymore. That’s what you call dedication. LOL! So my friends and I helped her decide on what kind of treadmill she should buy.

We found this website that really offered a lot of choices. We browsed through the different products there and since not one of us was experts on buying treadmills, we had to read through the reviews. Still, we ended up not knowing what to buy. More like, we ended up more confused than ever.

Online Shopping

Online shopping has really changed the ways of consumerism. It has made it very easy for shoppers to spend money while simply being in front of the computer. You don’t have to make the effort to go the mall and be hassled with the rest of the people trying to buy stuff as well. It saves you the time as well and all you really have to do is pay for shipping and it immediately arrives on your doorstep.

The bad thing about online shopping is that you can’t really be sure if the item that you like actually fits you perfectly. It’s also hard to trust online sellers because there are a lot of bogus people and you might get tricked into buying something fake or they could actually run with your money. These are the dangers of online shopping.

However, once you know how to protect yourself and you can be smart about it, online shopping is one of the best ways to spend your day just staring on your screen and also the fastest way for you to get broke. There are so many temptations on the internet. Personally, I love to shop online and so far, I haven’t really had a bad experience.

Happy shopping! Be safe.

Feel Good Movies

Why am I still sick? This sucks big time!

All I did today was watch movies. These were my picks:

Plot: Sexy, romantic comedy about a girl in her early 20s named Violet Sanford going to NYC to pursue a dream of becoming a songwriter. Violet gets a “day” job as a bar maid at a nightclub called Coyote Ugly. Coyote Ugly is the city’s newest hot spot where the employees are a team of sexy, resourceful women that provoke the clientele and press with their mischief.

 

Plot: With the sudden death of her loving father, Danielle is made a servant by her new stepmother. She also has two new stepsisters, one quite kind but the other one really horrid. Still, Danielle grows up to be a happy and strong-willed young lady, and one day her path crosses that of handsome Prince Henry, who has troubles of his own at home. Luckily the nice Leonardo da Vinci is on hand to help all around.

Plot: Adapted from William Shakespeare’s play “The Taming of the Shrew,” 10 Things I Hate About You starts off with Cameron, new student at Padua High, sitting in the office of the quirky guidance counselor Ms. Perky. He is then shown around the school by Michael, who will become his best friend. During his tour is when Cameron first sees Bianca Stratford, a beautiful sophomore with one problem: she isn’t allowed to date. And neither is her “shrew” sister, Katarina, a senior who loves indie rock and feminist prose and hates conformity. But Kat and Bianca’s father alter’s his house rule: now, Bianca can date… as long as Kat has a date, too. Now, in order for Cameron to date Bianca, he has to find someone to date Kat. So Michael helps him enlist the help of pretty-boy/jerk/model Joey Donner, tricking him into thinking that *he* will get to take Bianca out if he pays someone to take out Kat.

They are not exactly feel good movies but they made me all giddy. I miss these kinds of movies actually.

Sick But NOT Quitting

I am sick. I hate being sick because I feel useless and incapable of doing things. It’s amazing how I am even able to at least give you an update. Anyway, my friends are in the gym right now. I can’t believe I missed it. However, this doesn’t mean that I’m quitting gym because I am definitely not going to do that. Remember that deal my friends and I have? Well I am not the one to back out first that’s for sure. I just happen to be sick right now and so this circumstance is totally excused. It couldn’t be helped. Oh well. That’s why I should really take care of myself more and take my vitamins. Sorry Mom, I know you always know best.

IMDB

I am a movie junkie and I just love going over plots and even message boards about certain movies. The best website for me there is in terms of very complete information is IMDb (The Internet Movie Database).

The next time you search for details about movies and behind the scenes, you should just go straight to IMDb and not Google it anymore. It’s really one of my guilty pleasures online. I’m such a nerd I know.