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A blog and a collection of things gathered into one.

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A blog and a collection of things gathered into one.

Well here I am, trying to think of something interesting to write and put in this blog. Honestly, I've always wanted and liked to do a blog yet blogging doesn't seem to like me. I created Flecks of Varied Colors to showcase my works and writings of various genres. I chose this title because my proposed contents for this blog are mainly scribbles, poetry compositions, life events and happenings, and anything you might find pointless. So read at your own risk.

I don't know if it's best to include my compositions here, but I'll give it a try. Perhaps, I will use this as a daily or weekly journal of things, happenings and events that I find interesting. Well maybe just anything I can think of. By the way, English is my third language and I'll do my best to make things clear and comprehensible. If you found something off the hook, please don't hesitate to inform me. I'd really appreciate it if you do so.

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Born A Taurean
May 19, 2022 at 8:55am
BORN A TAUREAN In response to one of May's projects of , I decided to research something about my own Zodiac sign -Taurus and write a poem about it. Below are the following information I gathered: Introduction to Taurus Zodiac In astrology, Taurus is the second sign of the zodiac, considered as governing that portion of the year from about April 20 to about May 20. Its representation as a bull is related to the Greek myth of Zeus, who assumed the form of a bull to abduct E... [Read more]
Lives of Street Children [Essay]
May 10, 2022 at 12:24am
Whenever I go to church or walk along the sidewalk with other pedestrians, I can’t rid myself of the feeling of pain the moment I come across those little children. At a very young age, they strolled over and gadded around busy streets and highways, looking for food for themselves and their younger siblings, who waited patiently at their abode near dump sites. Their calloused feet were stumped over dirt, and they frequently burned on those hot concrete roads. One might be fortunate enough... [Read more]
I Have No Regrets
April 17, 2022 at 8:31pm
Here's another song composed by my sister. It was written in the Cebuano dialect. Cebuano or Bisaya is the first and the native dialect I speak. My second language is Tagalog/Filipino (our national language) and my third language is English. The song is entitled "Wala Ko Nagmahay" which I translated to "I Have No Regrets". I will place the translation below each original line for your reference. Also, I added the link to her recording. The quality of the audio isn't th... [Read more]
She's So Beautiful
February 4, 2022 at 11:05pm
I'd like to share to you my sister's composition. It is a song about the inner beauty of her friend. This was especially dedicated to her friend April during her birthday. Also, she's the one who created the music by only using our old guitar. My sister's name is Cindy and she's a fan of composing songs. Here's her song: [If you like to listen her song while reading the lyrics, {xlink:https://drive.google.com/file/d/1idmS_Sb9hQWlSnGWyA9uczGDLHwDG6F3/view}click... [Read more]
I Made It
March 30, 2021 at 8:50pm
MARCH 30, 2021 PROMPT Congratulations on making it to the last day of the competition! What was your favorite prompt from the last month? What was the most rewarding aspect of participating in the competition? I Made It W ow, I finally made it to the thirtieth! I thought I couldn't survive a daily blogging but here I am writing my last entry for this blogging month. It has been a tedious work since I have limited time to write and respond to each day's prompt. I'm j... [Read more]
Then and Now
March 29, 2021 at 12:15pm
MARCH 29, 2021 PROMPT What did you like / dislike about where you grew up? What do you like / dislike about where you live now? Then and Now T he place I live in right now is totally different from my original hometown. With the fact that I currently live in a city while my birth place is in a hinterland located in a remote mountainous area of the province, the differences are extremely apparent. In there you can see tall trees and mountains while here are towering buildings... [Read more]
Prompting Prompt
March 28, 2021 at 10:40am
MARCH 28, 2021 PROMPT We need your help filling the Challenge War Chest with prompts! In your entry today, write three of your own 30DBC prompts and then choose one to respond to. Prompting Prompt B rilliant prompt I admit. I know it's very hard to think of good prompts even for a prompt-based contest running on monthly basis, how much more with this challenge that needs daily prompting. It might be so exhausting to think of a unique prompt considering the fact that this ... [Read more]
The Lost Pair
March 28, 2021 at 12:29am
MARCH 27, 2021 PROMPT In your entry today, write about one of the most frightening moments of your life. The Lost Pair L iving in a place so remote from the city has lots of frightening moments one will certainly encounter. And I'm not an exception to this. I have different frightening encounters during my childhood to teenage days back in my original place. Perhaps my exposure to some horror movies we used to watch every time we visit our grandma (to watch TV/movies sinc... [Read more]
Me in Three
March 27, 2021 at 8:08am
MARCH 26, 2021 PROMPT If you asked your friends to describe you using only three words, what would they say? And why do you think so? Me in Three I remember a question somehow similar to this being asked on the exam I took prior to getting my job. Although not verbatim, the question conveyed the same thought as it tackled about my strengths and weaknesses. Also, I had those moments when my colleagues (whom I considered my friends) said that I am like this and that having this... [Read more]
No Practical Jokes Please
March 25, 2021 at 10:20pm
MARCH 25, 2021 PROMPT What’s the best or worst practical joke that you’ve played on someone or that was played on you? No Practical Jokes Please I haven’t done any practical jokes to someone nor did they happen to throw one at me. But if you say just joke alone and not those sort of embarrassing, traumatic and unworthy pranks, I have lots and have been joked with almost every time. I’m not really that good of a joker but at least they’d laugh every time I thr... [Read more]
There's No Place Like Home but Beach is Fun!
March 24, 2021 at 11:12pm
MARCH 24, 2021 PROMPT Write about some of your most memorable vacations. Where did you go? Who were you with? What was your favorite part of the trip? There's No Place Like Home but Beach is Fun! I can't remember a single time in my life that I went on vacation. I might have gone to other places but it’s not for vacation purposes, it was for our college field trip. I don’t have the luxury to go to some other places for leisure and relaxation. I’d rather go home a... [Read more]
Frustrations and How I Handled Them
March 23, 2021 at 10:57pm
MARCH 23, 2021 PROMPT What do you do to improve your mood when you are sad? If you are frustrated or angry, what is your secret to feeling better? Frustrations and How I Handled Them I have lots of ways to cope up from sadness. Depending on the level of sadness I'm in, too much sadness will certainly take few days to quell while the minimal will eventually fade in a matter of hours. Whenever I feel frustrated and angry, one can easily detect while I'm in this moo... [Read more]
My Earliest Memories
March 23, 2021 at 5:05am
MARCH 22, 2021 PROMPT Write about your earliest memory. Try to describe it in as much detail as possible. My Earliest Memories is one of my earliest memories that I can remember clearly. The rest are short flashes and snippets of memories during my childhood. I have memories of me being locked up in my grandmother's room when I was five for reasons I can't remember. There was also that time when me and my sister fell on the wooden bridge when one of our frien... [Read more]
Food I Might Try
March 22, 2021 at 3:31am
MARCH 21, 2021 PROMPT What food or dish have you never eaten but would really like to try? Food I Might Try I've been very fussy when it comes to what's on my plate. If you happen to read my last post, I did mention about what type of food I love eating, and what's not. Meat other than pork, chicken and fish is a big NO. Never serve me with beef if you don't want me to puke while you're enjoying your sumptuous meal. I might take a small bite to show re... [Read more]
Popcorn Time
March 22, 2021 at 3:16am
MARCH 20, 2021 PROMPT What are your favorite movie genres? Share some recommendations with your readers! Popcorn Time There are a lot of great movies out there and it's too hard to sift them out from a vast array of selection. However, the following list of movies that I'll be showcasing in here might not be my favorites but they are movies I always like watching even for the second time or third time. Fantasy has always been my favorite genre. Perhaps my children... [Read more]
A Decade is Enough
March 19, 2021 at 10:41pm
MARCH 19, 2021 PROMPT How are you different now than you were in the year 2010? What have been the most significant changes in your life in the last ten years? A Decade is Enough Ten years are enough for me to say that I've changed a lot. Change in the sense that I had transitioned completely from that once demure and pessimistic adolescent to being confident and optimistic adult. Perhaps my early exposure to various life struggles and adversities served well in m... [Read more]
A Trek to- Home
March 18, 2021 at 11:45pm
MARCH 18, 2021 PROMPT If you were hired to show tourists what life is really like where you live, what would you show them or have them do? A Trek to- Home The place where I live is not a great spot for tourists. Unless if they wish for a very long and tedious hike from the city going to our place, then it will be. Our place is not known despite the beautiful landscapes and all green ambiance it offers. However, there were few travelers who happened to pass by and woul... [Read more]
The Leaves of Luck
March 17, 2021 at 1:13pm
MARCH 17, 2021 PROMPT Pretend that you have found a four-leaf clover that will bring you extraordinary good luck for exactly one day. Write about your lucky day. The Leaves of Luck This is one interesting topic, I should say. I never know that this kind of leaf brings luck to its finder. Although I've seen images of this around and it's often associated to leprechauns and Saint Patrick's Day, it never came to my curiosity why this mythical creature always has this. ... [Read more]
Life's Lessons
March 17, 2021 at 5:48am
MARCH 16, 2021 PROMPT What lesson do you remember most vividly from your childhood? Life's Lessons Okay, here we go again. I'll be bringing you back to my childhood years with so much fun and some boring experiences. I hope you will continue to read my entries. This time, it'll be more on discussing the many values I learned and how my parents disciplined me to become who I am now. I had been scolded many times, been shouted at many times, lectured many times,... [Read more]
Playing With Dice and Cards
March 16, 2021 at 2:24am
MARCH 15, 2021 PROMPT What’s your favorite board game or card game to play with friends? Playing With Dice and Cards Oh game! This one is a great topic I suppose. I'm glad it talks about cards and boards, otherwise I might not be able to write something. This is favorable to me since I'm more inclined into mental games than physical ones. I'm no good with balls and the like. Well, does anyone knows how to play Snake and Ladder? This was the board game we us... [Read more]
Playing With Words
March 14, 2021 at 11:35pm
MARCH 14, 2021 PROMPT In your entry, make a list of your favorite words to say. Then describe why they are your favorites and include a pronunciation guide for your readers. Brownie points if you can use your words in a sentence. Playing With Words Did I mention about English being the third language I speak? Oh yes I did. Our country has more than 170 dialects spoken by people living in different islands and regions. We are composed of more than seven thousand islands and is... [Read more]
Our Family's Favorite
March 13, 2021 at 8:32pm
MARCH 13, 2021 PROMPT What traditional ethnic food dishes from your culture does your family still enjoy? Tell us about how the recipe was passed down and what modifications were made over the years. Our Family's Favorite When it comes to household chores and activities, I would say Mother knows best most especially when we talk about cooking. At home, I have my all time favorite dish. Although this dish is easy to cook that almost everyone here in our country knows how t... [Read more]
The Indigenous Lives
March 13, 2021 at 8:56am
MARCH 12, 2021 PROMPT Imagine you had to create an art piece for a gallery or museum. What would you create? The Indigenous Lives When I was little, my interest was not really into scribbling words to create pieces of poetry but it's more into doodling and sketching. I used to draw anime characters from game cards, stickers and any random anime images I found on my notebook covers. I also did some portrait sketches and drawings about nature. Sadly, I somehow lost t... [Read more]
Tell Me Who Your Friends Are
March 12, 2021 at 4:32am
MARCH 11, 2021 PROMPT What qualities do you look for in a friend? Are there any qualities you avoid? What qualities about yourself do you think make a good friend? Tell Me Who Your Friends Are "Tell me who your friends are and I tell you who you are" is one powerful adage commonly used by those individuals who make one less of a person. The truth hurts may sound cliche but it's the reality. People tend to use this to measure one's worth and to stereo... [Read more]
Music is not my cup of tea, But...
March 10, 2021 at 12:07pm
MARCH 10, 2021 PROMPT What artist or band do you always recommend when someone asks for a music recommendation? Music is not my cup of tea, But... Oh my! This is too hard. I am not really that music fanatic. Although I listen to it whenever someone turns on the radio or plays a random song on spotify and YouTube, only a few captured my interest. I prefer listening to songs coming from a country genre, reggae, and pop music. I also have recent addition to the aforementioned ge... [Read more]
I Do Believe in Fairies
March 9, 2021 at 7:57pm
MARCH 9, 2021 PROMPT Write about the mythical or science fiction creatures/beings that could actually exist. Imagine a world where there was definitive proof of their existence - how would life be different? I Do Believe in Fairies I am a big fan of Walt Disney's Peter Pan and Tinkerbell. I've even watched all movies and clips with these characters and I always marvel at how lovely they are even up to this day. Ever since, I believe they existed and were not just a pr... [Read more]
Caught in a Rush Hour
March 8, 2021 at 11:28am
MARCH 8, 2021 PROMPT Where are some unusual places you’ve been? What was the most interesting or surprising thing you learned or discovered about those places? Caught in a Rush Hour I did mention about the time I stayed in our country's capital - Manila City. It was my first time going and staying there to continue my two remaining years in college with the support of my grandmother. I mentioned about her in my autobiography that she is one of the sisters of my late gr... [Read more]
My Fondest Memoir
March 7, 2021 at 5:01am
MARCH 7, 2021 PROMPT Write about one of your fondest memories. My Fondest Memoir I don't like to cry here but this one made me. Traversing back to my very distant past, during my childhood days. I was turning eight at that time. It was a season to harvest the rice fields of my Uncle in Bayawan - a city situated far north from our hometown. It will take few hours of travel back and forth and it's costly. Also, the harvest will take almost a month to finish so my fath... [Read more]
The Tourist Spots Museum
March 6, 2021 at 8:47pm
MARCH 6, 2021 PROMPT If you were given five million dollars to open a museum, what kind of museum would you create? The Tourist Spots Museum I admit, this prompt is fun. Although it sounds too easy but this had me thinking for quite a while. There are lots of museum established already and I wanted a unique and useful one. It is too hard to choose considering that almost all things have its museum. Granted with five million dollars, I think I'd open a Tourist Spots Museu... [Read more]
Adventurous Trip Close to Nature
March 5, 2021 at 9:37pm
MARCH 5, 2021 PROMPT What is always sure to get your excited? What makes you irrationally happy? Adventurous Trip Close to Nature Well, I always feel excited on almost all things that I never experience yet. Most especially trips and outing invitations. We have beautiful places and spots within the city but I never got the chance to visit them until recently. Good thing our government is not too strict when we go out and travel by car as long as we observe and follow the pro... [Read more]
From Pandemic to Beyond
March 4, 2021 at 6:38am
MARCH 4, 2021 PROMPT What is something you started doing during the pandemic that you will continue in the “post-pandemic” world? From Pandemic to Beyond Something that I started doing? Hmm, lemme think . Nothing in mind. It seems that I haven't started anything during this pandemic. It's the same as the usual (things I did prior to pandemic) - work, home, work, home (a never ending routine). Our company's operation only stopped for like half a month then we... [Read more]
Gardening - My Teenage Hobby
March 3, 2021 at 9:32am
MARCH 3, 2021 PROMPT Do you have a green thumb? Are you a gardener? Do you want to be? Gardening - A Teenage Hobby I don't know if I have a green thumb but every time I plant something, it grows. I don't consider myself as a gardener but I used to help my father in planting vegetables, root crops, herbs and even flowering and fruit bearing plants. I have no choice as these were our source of food and our means to earn a living. If you consider planting trees as garde... [Read more]
Cooking - A Forgotten Hobby
March 2, 2021 at 8:41am
MARCH 2, 2021 PROMPT What kinds of things do you like to cook or are good at cooking? What are your comfort foods? Cooking - A Forgotten Hobby If only you knew how much I love cooking. I always even had to fight against my eldest sister just to get a hold on our wooden ladle. But that was long time ago. At our early age, we were taught how to cook our food. If I remember correctly, I was ten and my sister was eleven that time. We had a very simple kitchen -similar to that of... [Read more]
My Secret Story - A Confession
March 1, 2021 at 9:26am
MARCH 1, 2021 PROMPT When you are old, what do you think children will ask you to tell stories about? A Confession This question got me thinking. I'm still on my twenties and I still don't have stories worth telling to my future children. It seems that I haven't achieved something big yet aside from my scholastic prowess and the various school contests I won. And if I do have, they might find it uninteresting. However, I might be sharing to them a story that ... [Read more]
The Chase to Possession
February 26, 2021 at 10:48pm
I made mention on my previous entry about an ongoing draft of a poem entry for . I was able to complete the piece a night after the post. Here it is: ... [Read more]
Perhaps a Productive Year
March 31, 2021 at 9:54pm
Perhaps a Productive Year It has been two days already since the creation of this blog and I still don't have something to post. It seems that I am stuck in a first timer's dilemma. Anyway, I haven't done much during those past days other than writing pieces of poetry for some great contests here at Writing.com. I actually thought that this year is going to be another unproductive year for me. Unproductive in the sense that I have done or written something worthwhile. U... [Read more]

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