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Vita Et Morte: available in the Philippines πŸ‡΅πŸ‡­πŸ‘€ SOON

Hello friends from the Philippines! πŸ˜„πŸ‘‹πŸ»

Just wanted to let you all know that I’m currently in talks with a local publisher there for my book to be available within the Philippines. It would be easier for everyone to get my book via this local publisher if you are having a hard time with Amazon πŸ˜…

It would still have the same price as Amazon, be rest assured. Shipping fees might vary though depending on where you are located in the Philippines.

I will update you all soon! Tell all your family and friends about it too! 😁

Much love! πŸ˜πŸ˜˜πŸ˜πŸ˜˜πŸ’›πŸ’›πŸ’›

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Vita Et Morte – Finally Published

So… πŸ‘€ I finally did it πŸ™ˆ I finally was able to publish one of my short stories/novellas onto Amazon KDP.

I didn’t know I would be able to do this, but I did. And I’m grateful for those who believed that I could. 😌 You know who you all are. πŸ’›

Please give it a try! Search for “Vita Et Morte” over at Amazon. It’s only $0.99 or free via Kindle Unlimited. 😁

I would also appreciate it if you would also leave a review over at Amazon. It would help boost my book.

Currently working on getting that paperback for this story done, too! Will update you all once I have it printed and ready for release. Thank you all!! πŸ˜˜πŸ’›πŸ€—

P.S. if you want to get a free copy in exchange for an honest review that you must post on your blog or socmed accounts, kindly comment below or email me at ruth.ilasco@icloud.com

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Quills & Brushes / SWEET Books

I have been quite busy with a lot of things lately that I already forgot to update or at least write something here on my blog.Β πŸ˜… I’m really sorry about that.

I cannot promise that I would be able to write in here frequently but I will try my best to do so. I’ve been updating my stories and other drabbles and one-shots over at Wattpad, however so you could still find me there. Still the same username: @wuthie16

Prompt me with anything and I will try to write something out of it. Be it a poem or a short, depending on your request. Teehee. 😁

I am very happy to announce though about two projects that I am currently involved in. Both have something to do with writing, of course.

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First – QUILLS and BRUSHES.Β http://quillsbrushes.maichard.net

Quills and Brushes is a website that is a portal to everything MaiChard. MaiChard being Maine Mendoza and Alden Richards, the phenomenal loveteam as of the moment in Philippine Media.

If you would click on the link above, it will take you to a landing page to subscribe to the website since it is currently still in the works. But basicallyΒ – the website is everything that a MaiChard fan will love. It will have forums where everyone could talk about different topics regarding MaiChard. It will have a section for fanfiction written by the fandom’s authors. It will also have a section for artworks, similar to deviantart, created by the ADN Fandom artists.

Right now – it is still in beta stage and so far, has been tested by a select group of people from the fandom – readers, spectators, writers and artists alike. They have already provided feedback and our team of developers are currently working on getting everything updated to make sure it will be the best experience for everyone.

Quills and Brushes is set to formally launch on July 16, 2017 – just in time for the second anniversary of the birth of the phenomenal loveteam – AlDub or Alden Richard and Yaya Dub (Maine Mendoza).

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Second – SWEET Books.Β https://sweetbookswg.com

S.W.E.E.T Books is short for She Writes, Entertains and Empowers Thru Books. We are a group of six gorgeous (Yes! Claiming this!Β πŸ˜‰) women sharing a common interest in writing and inspiring others. This is done through our writings.

As of the moment – we are currently working on our first anthology to be published. Same as Quills and Brushes – we plan on having this published in July 2017 as well.

Check out our website and see what these beautiful women have to offer in terms of what our writings and stories and poems.

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So there you have it. These are the things that are keeping me occupied for the last several months hence the slowness of my updates and such over here.Β Hopefully though – after these are done, I would be able to concentrate more on my own stuffs. Hehehe.

Don’t forget to check out these awesome sites! 😍😘

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Of coffee and empathy

So this morning, while the hubby and I were having coffee – I suddenly asked about empathy and if he emphatizes with people and things around him. Don’t ask where I got the idea from. I sometimes get the most weird questions in my head at inopportune times. Anyway – I digress. 

Going back…

He told me that while he does know what others around him may feel, he doesn’t really emphatize with them much. Doesn’t necessarily mean that he’s manhid when it comes to what others may be feeling around him, he said. Only meant that he doesn’t dwell much on them, saying he’s more sensitive with the people he loves rather than random people he crosses on the street. 

If you think about it, he made a lot of sense. Because why empathize with someone you have no connection with, whatsoever?

Thing is – that isn’t the case with me. πŸ˜…

I emphatize. A LOT. 

To the point that I cry for someone I don’t know – like that series I was watching where the main character got friendzoned. Or for something I don’t really understand to begin with but feel so much for, like that poet who spoke about having OCD . πŸ™ƒ

I don’t know why I feel this way most of the time. There are days that I feel like being emphatic is a curse for me since I feel a lot that I sometimes forget my own feelings. I drown in someone else’s when my own needs to be addressed. 

I think it’s one reason why I don’t like watching dramas or movies that will make me feel or get moved with emotions. I love action flicks, fantasy, horror and psycho thrillers – films that would make me think rather than feel. 

I’ve said it before – sometimes I hate that I feel too much. πŸ˜… And it’s not like I could turn it on and off at will. I wish I could. But I couldn’t. 

Well then – there goes my ramblings for the day. 

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To you, the love of my life πŸ˜š

To the one person who stuck by me through my idiosyncrasies and other weird quirks. 

To the person who listened to my ideas even though he knew they were out of this world; who would indulge me even though I would stumble and fall; who would be there to help me get up and would smile and say, “Everything will still be all right.”

To the guy who would laugh with me and get “kilig” as I fangirl over Richard and Nicomaine; who would let me be as I scream and cry and buy all the stuffs related to them. Lol. πŸ˜‚

To the man I married, the man who I constantly fight and bicker with over the most nonsensical things. 

To the one man who would kiss and hug me when I’m feeling down; who would listen to my woes; who would let me be if I need to be alone.

To the father of my two kids whom he loves so much; whom he would get dirty with and would play nonstop with; whom he would always be there for – for every cry, every achievement, every laughter.

To Carlo – the man I love, the man I will always be with, the man I would gladly grow old with.

Happy birthday, my love. I love you, Hunny. May we spend more birthdays to come and may you be happy for all the rest of our days. God bless you always. 

And I love you. For life. 😘

Santa Monica Beach, California; June 2016
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Journal

The hubby just bought me a leather bound unlined journal as a belated birthday gift. He said he knew I used to keep one before but that I wasn’t able to follow through with it once I finished my last since real life came bounding along. 

When Rinnah was growing up – I still had a journal then. It was probably my 6th since I’ve been keeping journals ever since I was in grade school. I stopped when she was two or three, I think, since I wasn’t as inspired to write and like I mentioned above – real life came and sucked me in its grasp.

Carlo (le hubby) told me that he wanted me to continue on with writing and with compiling my thoughts and putting them onto paper just like how I used to. His dedication was what touched me most though, since he said that because he isn’t perfect, especially in our relationship, he wants me to chronicle our journey together – as husband and wife, as a family, as parents – through this journal so we would have something to look back onto, the good and the bad. Something that we could laugh about. Something that we could learn from. Something that would show us how we were in life from now till – well, till God knows when. 

He wanted me to write out our story and make it into a book in this journal that is solely for us. 

I like that. It’s funny though because I did start writing yesterday in it and I was writing about how I think I already forgot how to use my hands for writing via pen and paper. Given the onset of technology nowadays and online journals and such as well as blogs – it was such a novelty for me to be able to write using my hand again and with a pen on paper. 

I think I would make it into an everyday thing. Even if I need to jot just one sentence about my thought for the day – I’ll do that. 😊

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My Sunday Currently [1]


So I thought of jumping into the bandwagon and create my own Sunday Currently inspired by http://siddathornton.blogspot.com/
So here goes. I hope I could keep up with this too. πŸ˜…πŸ˜

Reading – Currently reading Harry Potter and The Cursed Child. Have been reading it for like a week now. 😩 I need more time. Where can i buy time please?? 😭

Writing – three current fan fictions of MaiChard (Maine Mendoza and Richard Faulkerson Jr. or AlDub) that I have over at Wattpad. I’m doing Chapter 19 of The Photographer and I’m hoping to have that done by tonight or tomorrow. πŸ˜…

Listening – to reggae/island songs right now. Chilling with family on a Sunday night with a little wine, beer and dinuguan

Thinking – about how I could get that writing job I’m applying for. Gaaaaah 😩 I’m super praying and hoping I get it though. Because that way, I would be able to work and still stay home with my kids. 

Smelling – the barbecue that my uncle just cooked. In 30Β°F weather. Yep. That’s already warm here in Idaho. So… 😏

Wishing – for peace. Hahahaha πŸ˜… Seriously though, with the new inauguration of our new president – I just hope the country would really be great again. Just like he promised.  

Hoping – that this winter ends soon. πŸ˜“ This year is just bad. It’s been snowing nonstop and we even have subzero temps to the point that school is always cancelled. This could also be with the wish part. I wish this too. 

Wearing – winter clothes. Thermal clothes, winter coat and Ugg boots. We’re hanging out here at the garage of my uncle’s house since like I said – we barbecue’d πŸ˜… It’s really cold but thank God for gas heaters. Which is currently beside me. Lol. πŸ˜†

Loving – my family. Because they are simply the best. Not just my immediate one – because that’s a given (love my hubby and my kids soooooo much) but my extended and other friends here that I also consider family already. 

Wanting – that new book Pandora charm. πŸ˜… Sue me but I really want it. Huhuhuhu 😭

Needing – to have more sleep. 😳 I haven’t been getting much sleep lately. πŸ™‚πŸ™ƒπŸ™‚πŸ™ƒ Like I always drift off at around 4am then wake up at 7am for my kids’ school 😳 My hubby sometimes wonder how I could function with just 3-4 hours of sleep. But I guess I’m just used to it. πŸ˜“

Feeling – happy and content. 😊 

Clicking – through the pinoyteleserye.org since I need to catch up on my Meant To Be teleserye shows. πŸ™ƒ

So… That’s it for now. See you next week again for another post? How was this? πŸ˜… Thank you for reading. 😘

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Yung bobong bobo ka sa mga nararamdaman mo matapos mabasa ang mga sinulat mo from 12 years ago. πŸ™ƒ

Tipong – bakit? Ano ito? Akala ko ba ok ka na? Pero bakit may ganito kang naramdaman na bumalot bigla sa pagkatao mo matapos mong balikan ang mga bagay na akala mo ay nabaon mo na sa limot?

Parang gago lang. πŸ™‚