Daily Prompt: Hindsight

Now that you’ve got some blogging experience under your belt, re-write your very first post.

10/ 18 / 2012

i have absolutely no idea why i have chosen today of all days to create a blog. i have a ton of other things to do including cramming for an upcoming exam! i work as a freelance writer and for some reason people expect me to have a blog. i’m tired of saying “i don’t have one.” and a part of me thinks that i should somehow be embarrassed.haha i knew i had to make one.. if only for the food porn myself. anyway, i’ve been meaning to make one… it’s just that i’m too lazy busy to actually create a post that’s outside of my head. usually the best i can do is to just post some witty status update on Facebook :p i have no delusions of grandeur and i certainly don’t have a comment on everything. matter of fact, i don’t even know what i’m gonna blog about.. fashion? food? beauty? travel? i could only hope that any of my future posts would be just a wee bit helpful or amusing to anyone 😉 guess i gotta stop here and start checking out how this thing works. xo Kz

12/ 03/ 2012

I still have absolutely no idea why I have chosen that day of all days to create a blog… but I’m glad I started. Otherwise, I wouldn’t have known any of your blogs… your art… your photos… and the stories behind them. I really had no clue on what I’ve been missing. 🙂

Just took my exams… and a little vacay. I think I got it in the bag! ^^

In my part time work as a ghost writer, I don’t get much opportunity to write freely & creatively. This blog has given me that and more. Still no one that I know knows that I’ve started a blog. I’m kinda glad. Since I’ve been sharing TMI. lol ^^ Afterburn couldn’t have said it better, “blogging is the facebook for intellectuals.” or something. ^^

I take back what I said. I DO have delusions of grandeur. And I DO have something to say about everything. lol I mean have you seen the number of my posts??? ^^

I know now what I wanna write about… I wanna write about all things that I believe in… beauty, fashion, travel, good food, fresh fiction, poetry, and love.

I’m grateful that you’ve found my blog amusing and sometimes even inspiring. 🙂 In fact, I’m just thankful that you even drop by to read my posts. I only planned on blogging for myself… ’til I realized that blogging for BOTH myself AND you guys is much more fun. ^^

After 45(?) days of blogging, I now know that I can pretty much just find everything on WordPress support 😉

xo- kz

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Daily Prompt: “An Offer I Couldn’t Refuse.”

An Offer I Couldn’t Refuse
A gazillion bazillion bucks.
My nanny always told me
“being poor sucks”.
You’d have to worry about house
If you’re as poor as a mouse.
“I hope”, said my nanny,
“You’d grow up to be pretty,
So that someday,
A gazillionaire you’d marry.”
As a response, I suppose
I just wrinkled my nose.
Heaven’s sake, I was only six!
Didn’t care if I lived
In a house made of sticks.
So I told my nanny,
Fine, I’ll just ask daddy
For a house and some money
Coz there’s no arguing
I’m marrying
A guy that looks like prince charming!
Nanny – rest her soul – might think
I’m not so clever
But an offer I couldn’t refuse
Is a happily ever after. ^^

-kz

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Daily Prompt: Race the Clock
Here’s the title of your post: “An Offer I Couldn’t Refuse.”

Set a timer for ten minutes, and write it. Go!

Daily Prompt: Fight or Flight

My strongest memory of heart-pounding, belly-twisting nervousness with a shot of adrenaline coursing through my veins would have to be the moment that I decided to fall in love again. Obviously, I fought and didn’t flee. And I’m glad I did. 🙂 Falling in love is easy but to fall in love again — it takes courage. To be happy takes courage.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Thankful

i’m thankful for the sun.. the water and sand between my toes..

i’m thankful for sunsets…

heck i’m even thankful for chocolates ^^

but most of all, i’m thankful for my family. 🙂

sorry, turkey… but you’re NOT the symbol of thanksgiving for me :p

Coron Palawan and
Boracay, Philippines
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Inspiration: What Inspires Me to Blog

“What inspires you to blog? We blog because there are people, places, things, and ideas that we care about so much we can’t help but tell the world about them. We want to know what inspires you. For this special mid-week photo challenge, we want to see portraits of you doing something that inspires you to blog.”

i think what inspires me to blog is life itself 🙂

Just over a month and a steadily growing number of followers…
It may not be plenty enough for you but it’s more than I have ever hoped for.
Thank you. ^^
Did you know that this blog was supposed to be a fashion blog?
Oh come on, surely you’ve noticed my blog title? ^^
I was gonna post photos of myself every day, wearing different outfits, with labels and short descriptions. 🙂
But somehow, I was taken into an entirely different direction.
And I’m glad. 🙂
So this blog is a little hard to define…
I write about anything and everything
Of this world and out of this world…
Fashion, food, travel, sand between my toes
Prose, poetry, crappy photography :p
My own issues, other people’s issues,
Sigh.
I’m just a silly girl with a lot of things on my mind. 🙂
So I guess this is just my little space.
Where everyone’s invited. 🙂

xo – kz

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Daily Prompt: Three Letter Words

A little late but here…

Without three-letter words, what would my world be?

Can’t run
No fun
I’d have to kiss goodbye the sun 😦
Can’t go skinny dippin’ in the sea
Oh my afternoon’s just boring
Without a cup of tea 😦
I can’t sweeten it anyway without a honey bee!
I can’t even ride in a car ><
Well at least places here aren't so far.
Can’t go to the spa
Can’t wear a freakin bra.
Can’t chew gum,
Can’t have ham,
Can’t even hum.
I won’t have a job
Yet I can’t even be a bum
There’d be no ice in my water
Can’t even hug my grandmother. 😦
I’d have to be pokerfaced
Coz I can’t be sad,
Or mad..
Or cry
Can’t even have a French fry!
Bright side is, I prolly won’t age
But I won’t mind li’l wrinkles on my face…
I’d rather grow old
Than to be told
That I can’t sit
Or eat
Or pop a fucking zit.

-kz ^^

Daily Prompt: Three Letter Words
Write an entire post without using any three-letter words.

Daily Prompt: Play Lexicographer

Rubinstein-Taybi Syndrome (RTS). No, that isn’t the word that I invented. It’s a real condition which my pretty little cousin was born with. It’s characterized by short stature, moderate to severe learning difficulties, distinctive facial features, and broad thumbs and first toes. For more information you can start here

Anyway, I love my cousin to pieces and sometimes I’d wonder what it would be like to see the world through her innocent, smiling eyes… But she does this thing where we would go on two hour drives, and in the car, she would say my name non-stop… “ATE K…ATE K…ATE K..ATE K…” (ATE is a title for an older sister) While I am deeply touched that she never forgets my name despite her condition, I would silently pray that the drive would be over before my ears start bleeding and my head explodes.

So how’s this related to the Daily Prompt? More than a year ago, my boyfriend became infected with the “ATE K” virus. Out of the blue, he’d say my name in this weird, annoying little voice just to piss the hell out of me; then he started naming things after me. EVERYTHING was ATE K! ATE K burger, the ATE K park(ocean park), ATE K’s ‘r’ Us, the K-phone (iPhone), the ATE K Legacy (Bourne Legacy), Krispy K, the ATE K-saurus….. When I got a new bag, he called it ATE K Berry (Burberry) >< Basically, ATE K is a word that could mean anything and everything.

Maybe the ATE K disease is truly contagious.

Maybe he’s just crazy about me.

Maybe he just enjoys being an asshole.

If my boyfriend ever runs for President of the Whole Wide Universe, do NOT vote for him. There’d be massive confusion and complete pandemonium.

*Take note that this was way before he saw that movie with Sacha Baron Cohen, the Dictator, where his character General Aladeen doesn’t understand most of the words in the English language so he changed many of the words in the dictionary to Aladeen.

DOCTOR: Do you want first the ATE K news or the ATE K news?
PATIENT: the ATE K news.
DOCTOR: You are HIV – ATE K.

Having said all that, I might’ve only used this prompt as an excuse to raise awareness on Rubinstein-Taybi Syndrome. It’s very rare yet very real and very few people know about it.

Daily Prompt: Embrace the Ick – Green Juice Recipe

Veggies. I used to find those green leaves absolutely, terrifyingly icky! *shudder* You’ll never believe this but I completely loathed green vegetables and never ate them up until 3 years ago. Much thanks to my amazing almost-vegetarian boyfriend who actually cared enough to force me to eat the disgusting green stuff. ^^ Yep, my mom happened to be one of those mothers who can’t cook and I pretty much grew up a carnivore – eating takeout and plenty of room service. I always felt like vegetables were there for art or “decoration”. During the time that we lived in a hotel, me and my brother could order anything we wanted without adult supervision and considering the fact that we were kids, our range of food choices wasn’t that broad — ice cream, French fries, bacon, ham, cheeseburgers, potato chips and all the sweets we can stuff our faces with. Thanks to my nanny, we also had the fucked up mentality that “vegetables are for poor people”. Why on earth did she say that to children! It’s a miracle that I didn’t grow up to be a whale and that I don’t have dental problems. However, my immune system is weak – I’m very sensitive and I have plenty of allergies. Now before you start judging my parents let me just point out that they just didn’t know any better. When I started earning my own money, all I ever did was work all day then party all night and drink – then one day I looked at myself in the mirror and realized that I’ve lost some of my “youthful glow”. I had to change my lifestyle. It all coincided with my boyfie coming into my life — oh clearly I’m so smitten. ^^ So now, I’m striving to eat healthier and I finally realized that veggies aren’t that bad; they only seemed bland because my taste buds have been so accustomed to the strong flavors of all the unhealthy food I used to eat. Eating healthier is a constant struggle for me but one that I’m definitely winning; don’t get me wrong I still eat meat and I shall forever eat sweets but the point is now I’m ingesting these evil leafy greens and actually loving them. That’s step 1 for me… Step 2 is drinking them.

I used to tell boyfie that I would NEVER drink green juice. It looks like alien vomit. We were always arguing about this… Until I saw this episode of Gossip Girl where Blair asked Dorota for a glass of leafy green juice. Then I thought, OH SO GREEN JUICES ARE HOT THIS SEASON. So I turned to boyfie and declared that I shall have a sip of the revolting drink. I just didn’t count on actually liking it. I found that it’s very energizing and filling and I vowed to have it on a weekly basis. To anyone who’s interested, here’s the recipe. Sorry I don’t have a photo since I drink it straight from my glass jar and I wouldn’t wanna risk turning you off before you even start trying this drink. One of these days, I’ll find way to make it presentable, photograph it then post it here. But for now here are the ingredients:

20 leaves Saluyot or Jute
a handful of Thai basil
a handful of Malunggay or Moringa
2 horsetail (will post a picture later so you’ll know the right kind)
1 big coconut (use the water only)
1 lemon
Mint (add as desired)
*2 local leaves that are yet to be identified
( I promise I’ll get back to you on this one) however, you may also substitute these with other edible greens that you know of, preferably those w/ subtle flavors like lettuce
*when I say HANDFUL I meant a handful of uncompressed leaves, just so we’re clear

MIX ALL INGREDIENTS IN A BLENDER. STRAIN. REFRIGERATE.BOTTOMS UP! ^^

Saluyot or Jute contains plenty of anti-aging benefits – my key to no-to-botox-in-20-years plan ^^ It has high antioxidant qualities, particularly Vitamin E. It also contains Vitamin A, which is helpful in cell repair and eyesight improvement. These greens have Vitamin C for good blood circulation and it lowers the risk of eye disorders; add to that the high amounts of calcium for stronger bones and teeth.

Malunggay or Moringa – rich in iron. got anemia? gotta try this.

Horsetail has anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and antioxidant properties. It also serves as a coagulant and a diuretic.

Basil contains very high levels of beta-carotene, vitamin A and lutein which contributes to good eyesight. It is an excellent source of iron and it also has Vitamin K which is an essential for blood coagulation and plays a important role in the bone mineralization process.

Coconut Water
– apart from the fact that it replenishes and rehydrates the body, coconut water contains good amounts of electrolyte potassium which is an important component of cell and body fluids; it aids in controlling the heart rate and blood pressure. This also removes the bitterness from the leaves.

Mint
has been known to stimulate digestion and relieves gas and menstrual spasms. However, it is not advisable for nursing mothers as it can decrease milk output. Personally, I add mint to the green juice coz it makes it more tolerable, leaving a refreshing sensation in your mouth.

Lemon
serves as a blood purifier and also a good cleansing agent for the stomach; it also boosts immunity. However, the main reason I add lemon is for the taste; it simply makes the green juice more drinkable for me; it removes much of the “unpleasant” smell too. It also lengthens the shelf life.

** make sure you do some research first before ingesting raw leaves. ^^

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Daily Prompt: something you’ve done that you would advise a friend never to do.

An advice for a very specific friend:

“Don’t trust anyone the way I trusted you.”

I won’t be there to watch your back if you do.

Remember the days when we would be completely content to just sit in our little corner and judge everyone else…

…she’s so fat…I heard she lost her virginity in a…look at her shoes…yes, he dumped her…she smells gross…her boyfriend cheated on her with…pregnant…what did he ever see in her…nose job…he got paid to do it…whore…I know for a fact she…

I’m glad we don’t see each other anymore.

I’ve grown weary of exchanging pleasantries over cakes and tea.

I’m done pretending to be someone who isn’t me.

If you ever get down from your high horse

Maybe we’ll meet again eye to eye.

But until then

Don’t you dare trust anyone the way I trusted you.

Unless, of course, you don’t mind getting stabbed in the back too.

*fake air kisses*

Weekly Writing Challenge: A Picture Is Worth 1,000 Words

write a story about this picture

Don’t cry little Jamie…
Mommy will be gone for a while…
Be good, my baby…
Listen to your Uncle John…
Always finish your supper…
So that you’ll grow big and strong…
Look after your little sister…
Remember to sing her that song…
I’m so sorry I couldn’t be there to see
what a fine young man you’ll grow up to be.

Hush my little Lucy…
Wipe those tears dry…
Whenever you’re sad, remember mommy’s lullaby…
I wish I could be there to tell you about boys someday…
But I’ll pray your life will be different anyway…
Go on sweetheart, kiss mommy goodbye…
I shall think of you every single day…

Johnny, my dear brother… Take care of my babies for me…
I’m so sorry…I know your heart is breaking for me…
Oh Johnny …What has become of me…
All I ever wanted was to be loved; was that too much to ask?
I had to do it, Johnny…
He was going to leave me…
For years, I stood by his side…
And how did he repay me…?
By coming home every night…
Smelling of her and their infidelity…
For years, I just took it, but every single day…
In my head, I’d hear them laughing at me…
“Your frigid wife”, she’d say…
I’m sick of the pain, the humiliation and the lies.
So I had to pull the trigger…
No, I’m not sorry… Only that I couldn’t kill them twice.
If I could, I’d do it all over.
Goodbye, Johnny…
Take care of my little babies for me…

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