Posts Tagged ‘Reading’

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To Book Blog or Not

November 3, 2012

I’ve been thinking of starting up a book blog, you know, for all those books I have read and for all the books I have yet to read.

I have more than 2000 books stored on my library manager. That’s not including the ones that I have on paper. Out of that 2000, I don’t think I only read about 500.

That’s why I got this crazy idea to start a new book blog under a different subdomain. Maybe something like books.ishabelle.com.

OR…..

I could just use this blog as a place to post the books I have already read… Yeah…. Well, I am still debating on that.

I could even just use a WordPress.com hosted site instead of using my domain. But what’s the use of a domain if you still keep using free hosted services, right?

Sigh! This book blog thing has really gotten me confused. I’ll probably just sleep on this for a night or two. I hope I do get a final decision before the new week starts. xoxo.

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The Reader

November 16, 2010

Reader’s Digest
I’ve been a loyal subscriber since 2006. I love reading the magazine. I literally read it from cover to cover, even the paid ads section. It’s just a great collection of stories and news that cover many aspects in life like technology, health, adventure, crisis, economy, breakthroughs in medicine, and even laughter.

I can’t imagine subscribing to any other magazine, except maybe Time. When I first subscribed to RD, I just did it because I wanted to appear intelligent and relevant. However, I realized that more than the impression it gave people, I learned a lot from the information that I read on its pages.

I am about to renew my subscription, and I am looking forward to another 12 issues of full enjoyment and education.

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Not so Manic…

March 29, 2010

I am currently trying to be busy with a new blog. No, I am not leaving WordPress. I just created a second blog where I am going to post all the poems I have ever written. People who are into photography create photoblogs to post their pictures. I follow one or two photoblogs myself. However, I feel like I should also create my own poetry blog. I have loved writing since I was about 12. I want to compile everything in one blog. It’s going to be a riot, I am sure, and by riot, I don’t mean it in a good way.

I have written at least 200 poems. Posting them all in one blog is sure to make a mess out of things. I am willing to take a risk, though. I will just have to find a way to arrange things, create pages, links, and widgets to make things easier to access and more fun to read through. As of now, the blog is still private because it is still under maintenance. I am going to keep this blog here because this is chronicles my entire life. The poetry blog will serve as one facet out of the many that I have. When the site is ready, I will surely invite you all to visit.

I have not been asked to work on a Monday morning for a while now. I have always had my work scheduled on afternoons. This week is a different story, though. I have to train three girls for a new campaign. This is my second week with the girls. I am glad for Mondays, even if they may be manic most of the time. I will probably be posting another blog entry later today. I hope so.

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The 101s

March 15, 2010

Last night, I was wide awake, reading a Nora Roberts book when a poem hit me. I mean, an idea for a poem. I just had to write it. I grabbed my pilot G-Tech .3 pen, whatever piece of paper I could find, and I wrote down the poem. I am not going to post it yet because I am saving it up for Jingle’s rally on Thursday. It’s another love poem, in case you’re curious enough to want to know it. I find that love poems are the easiest to write because I did not have to think when I write them. All I had to do was let my hand guide me, and words will just follow. This may be the first time in months that I am late in writing a blog. It is now almost 6PM here, and I am just writing my blog for today. I used to do that in the morning, right when I wake up, or while getting ready for work, or even while I’m at work.

I guess I just had so much to think about lately. Being a trainer is not really easy, especially when you have just started. Especially, too, if the company still needs to have a lot of changes with the training process. I can’t say I am not complaining. However, I have to say that I am so looking forward to overcoming the challenge. Everything that our training department has, or lacks, right now, is one big challenge that I really want to triumph over. I just hope that I will actually realize those goals.

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3000

March 10, 2010

I have just added five new bloggers to my blogroll. If you don’t find your name there yet, don’t fret. I will be adding more in the next few days. Sooner or later, your name and your link will appear there too. I am having fun with blogging. I think this may be the longest time that I have stuck with a blog and written at least one entry everyday. I am also very grateful to my readers. Today I have reached the 3000 milestone. When I started this blog, I did not even dream of having anybody read my blog at all. Of course, I wanted that to happen, but how could one person expect to be noticed in this over-populated blogosphere? Now, after almost four months, this blog has grown and evolved into something more than just fun. This has become a dedication too. Thank you so much, friends. xoxo

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Flash

February 28, 2010

I am currently reading “The HIstorian,” a novel by Elizabeth Kostova. The plot involves the legend of Vlad Tepes, the original Dracula. I find the novel both scary and compelling. In fact, I find myself having a hard time putting it down. If only my eyes were always a little more cooperative, I would have read the entire book by now.

I have three other books waiting to be read. Somehow, I think I am going to need a lot fo time for myself, so I can read. Tomorrow is Moday again, and I’ll be at work again. I always love weekends because I have nothing to do. I hope you, my friends, have a wonderful Sunday as well. God bless you all… xoxo

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Numerology

February 11, 2010

I had my name and my birthday analyzed earlier today. I’m not saying that I a totally into numerology. I was just curious, and I was excited to read that the results were quite accurate. Anyway, I want to share it here. I hope I don;t offend anyone who does not believe in numerology or metaphysics. ūüôā

Your Inner or Soul’s Urge: This is spiritual and emotional expression more than physical. It is your heart-felt desires, your incentive, how you look at life. Here are your areas of personal satisfaction. ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Number:¬†1
Usually not very emotional, you are in this life to take action.

You want to lead and direct.

You are independent at heart and desire to reach your goals by your own efforts and intelligence. You have a strong creative force with many original and interesting ideas. There is much inner strength available to you. Rarely do you shirk responsibilities.

You are proud of your abilities and seek opportunities to display your strength and usefulness.

Others will respect and help you, like a true leader deserves, so long as you acknowledge and validate the interests and desires of others as well as your own. Be kind and generous, and you can be a recognized leader.

You can display conceit and intolerance of people who are considered inferior — boastful, egotistical, critical, impatient of trifles — especially when you feel impeded. When you are headstrong, impulsive, or highly willful, you may appear contrary, bossy, dominating, or egotistical. You tend to be impatient with those who are resistant to change.

You can be reticent, and can lack self-confidence. Sometimes you won’t take a stand for fear of hurting others. Yet, something continually keeps urging you forward.

You want your home, spouse, and family to be a credit to you.

Overall, you are loyal in friendship, fair in business, a safe leader, and work diligently. You are capable of great accomplishment.

 

Your Personality: This is physical expression more than spiritual or emotional; your outer self, the way you express when meeting others. It may or may not be the real you.       Number: 11
Neat and clean; that’s your usual appearance. With a pleasing personality and gentle manner. You appear cooperative, diplomatic, and tactful. And you appear to adapt easily to varied circumstances and people from diverse backgrounds.

When you don’t get your way, you can become cunning and scheming, which may give a contrived or hypocritical appearance.

You attract people who want to be of assistance. You can be subtle and work behind the scenes to accomplish desired ives, being successful more through diplomacy than by coercion.

Try to wear soft, flowing, and neat clothing rather than loud and showy or plain and colorless.

 
 
Your Quiescent Self: Stripping away all outside influences, aspirations, ambitions, “shoulds”, and “shouldn’ts” — this is you when you are alone; just you and your dreams.. ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Number:¬†11
You are a Spiritual Leader, able to guide many along the road of your Truth. Your words are inspired. Your eyes glow with the unshakable divinity of your spirituality. You sense there can be glory in martyrdom, provided it inspires others to The Way.

Your thoughts and pleasure are you as an effective leader to the glory of goodness and all people you meet are or become part of your spiritual family.

 
 
Your Destiny or Ultimate Goal: This is your desired lifetime accomplishment. It is a key to a useful and happy life, and to feeling fulfillment during your latter days.       Number: 3
Your destiny lies in areas of creativity and its use to help people find inspiration and joy in living. As you express your artistic talents, your beauty, and an optimum mix of sincerity and joy, you come closer and closer to fulfilling your destiny — which also includes popularity, personal happiness, romantic love, and money.

You have integrity and are kind, patient, cheerful, artistic, creative, and a constant source of pleasure. And use your inspiration and imagination to spread your happiness by direct people contact and by writing, speaking, music, painting, decorating, or acting.

You are a social person and enjoy entertaining and being entertained — talkative and usually well dressed.

 
 
Your Life’s Path: Here are clues to what fate has in store for you. It indicates the type of encounters, events, and opportunities you are likely to experience along your physical life path. ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Number:¬†4
Your life is filled with things practical, or making them so with patience, care, and accuracy. You have a strong sense of what is right and are naturally honest, conscientious, and sincere.

You are a worker and can be decidedly dedicated to your goals. In your work, you can be loyal, intense, and dedicated to the job at hand. You tend to be practical, and like to have your facts straight before beginning a project. You can handle money well and tend to keep resources in reserve. You tend to be conservative and protective, with a strong sense of dignity and worthiness.

Your path holds possibilities for great attainment. The rewards come because of patience, service, persistence, hard work, and dependability.

 
 
This Year’s Path: Here is what you are likely to encounter this year — your feelings, your predominant perspective, and the type of situations, circumstances, and opportunities you tend to attract during the calendar year. ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Number:¬†3
This is the year to express your inspiration, your imagination, your creative thought, and your deep emotional feelings. You desire to do more entertaining this year and accept more invitations. Take time off to enjoy yourself.

You can give color and warmth to all levels of living. Be artistic. Express yourself joyfully. Now is the time to follow those inspirational and imaginative ideas you are so excited about. Follow your desire for self-improvement; the year is rich with opportunities for inner growth.

It is a colorful and eventful year, with pleasure, opportunities for travel, enjoyable social activities, and entertainment coming your way.

Allow your abundance of cheer and optimism to guide you.

 
 
Next Year’s Path. ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Number:¬†4
This is a practical year; no long leisurely periods for dreaming, personal indulgence, or careless living. It is a time to build the firm and secure foundation upon which your future depends, using practical values and steady application. It is also the time to work out the details of that project you’ve been thinking about. Read the fine print of all transactions.

This is the year to find where you stand in life, and to be practical about it — to pay attention to details.

This year demands a lot of work, not only to improve the present but also to build practical foundations for the future. Your diligence brings commensurate rewards. With good sense, you can meet all requirements and experience satisfactory gain.

Your gatherings, meetings, parties, and trips are mostly related to work or business.

As part of the practical focus of this year, attend to health matters.

 
 
Last Year’s Path. ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Number:¬†2
Harmonious associations are very important for you this year. The year’s success and good results will be obtained through diplomacy, cooperation, tactfulness, and good relationships. It is a year for receiving and sharing rather than aggressively pursuing your own way.

Your intuition and emotions are enhanced this year.

It is a busy year, with endless demands on your time. It is easier to work with others rather than doing things by yourself.

Your plans and developments may experience periods of delay. No need to worry about that. Things move slower this year.

The year can revitalize your peace of mind. It is a good time to strengthen your friendships.

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