Tuesday, November 22, 2011

NC8: A place you've traveled to

Well, I haven't gone that far, but I have been to several places... not just a place. If country is what the challenge is referring to, one of the most memorable place for me is Singapore... here are some of the pictures.

City of Merlion, Shopping Capital...

Interesting sites:
-  Sentosa
-  Night Safari
-  Clarke Quay
-  Marina Bay Sands Sky Park
-  Singapore Flyer

Monday, November 21, 2011

NC7: Favorite Movies

I love watching movies, regardless of genres. And that includes, horror movies.

I have to admit, I feel guilty spending most of my time watching shown on TV. But I can't  help it. I would rather watch movies than read.

Anyway, these are some of my favorite movies in no particular order.  Mind you, these are not all of my favorite. I have several. I just can't think of them at the moment. There's just too much.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

NC6: A Picture of Something that makes you Happy

Picture says a thousand words. Happiness comes from within. God has been wonderful to me, this year and any other year. He had made me realize that joy is a gift and we should all appreciate the presents and blessing He has bestowed in each of us.

I have always wanted to travel. And it is a blessing to have been given such a wonderful opportunity. I haven't gone that far but at it is a start.  Here are some of the remarkable photos from my mini explorations...

Saturday, November 19, 2011

NC5: Your siblings

There are only 3 of us, and I'm the middle child. I do not have the "middle child syndrome" though. We have different roles.

What can I say about my siblings?

Friday, November 18, 2011

NC4: Your Parents

What can I say about my parents?

Like any typical parents, they often get in your nerves. They bug you.  They try to manipulate you (what a word? although, that's not exactly their intention).  They often think of what is best for you.  They give unsolicited advice and more often than not, they get mad when you don't listen or ignore their advice.  They love saying "I told you so".

Regardless, my parents are there when I need them. They know when I need something and know when I'm down. They try their best to let me do things on my own and confident enough that they have trained me to be independent. At the end of the day, they love me and I love them.

I can't see myself without them. They gave me life and I owe it to them. My parents love me and will love me no matter what.  Through thick and thin, they will always be there for me.

What more can one say?

Thursday, November 17, 2011

NC3: Your First Love

Well, everyone's first love is their parents - their mothers in particular. They are our whole world when we were kids. We ask for their permissions when we play around the house or at a friend's place. Our decisions are based on their opinions.

We are all happy whenever our parents take us out for dinner or at our favorite fastfood place. It is really easy for kids to love.

As the years passed, we mature (somewhat) and develop. Our thinking becomes different from our parents and we start to feel something towards opposite sex.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

NC2: Meaning behind your blog name

"The Great Writing Challenge"

Just as the name implies, it is a challenge for me. Writing is a burden. Words doesn't flow easily. It is hard for me to be descriptive and be expressive in my writing. Writing everyday made it seem like I am writing a journal, which I haven't seriously done.

The challenges become even more apparent when it became more personal. I never really wanted to express myself online, only when I need to explain something or want to imply points.

As the days and months passed, the challenge is simple. Just keep writing everyday for 30 days. Like everything else, practice makes perfect. Writing everyday would eventually make me a better writer and a better person as I work on the issues I wrote in this blog. :)

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

NC1: Introduce Yourself

When it comes to the net, I am a bit paranoid. I don't actually like to expose any of my pictures nor express my true sentiments. I guess, I never really like to reveal myself to strangers. But when you think about it, you will develop life-long friendships when you open up and reveal yourself to people you care about. 

Apparently, I need to write 15 interesting facts about myself which I can reveal to the world (generally speaking).  So here goes...

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Missing Links

I have deleted some of the titles here that didn't have any posts.  Doing the usual check-up and maintenance, I guess. It stressed me that there are posts which I haven't gotten the chance to complete. I would probably blame that to the challenge. This had really been a challenge.

When I finally got the nerve and the strength to continue, I lost the links to the topics. Apparently, Blogger was also doing its usual maintenance and check-up too. I forgot to copy the topics and I couldn't go to other blogger links I have posted.

Well, I could see it as a sign to do a new challenge. This challenge just hit me on a personal level that made it hard for me to write anything. I didn't like the topics (you may say). But that's what writers do, they sometimes write what they do not like... ranting!

I hope my way to becoming a writer would eventually be fruitful. But now, I just have to express myself creatively and continue writing! :)

You'll see more of me soon - with pictures.