Compilation

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I just decided to compile my works in Wattpad. I included all my previous works there and most likely, I will publish some of my works there without publishing it here on my blog. Purely My Thoughts will only contain works that are just purely my thoughts 🙂

I will also have another project wherein I will compile works of different people and I’m planning to publish that book towards the end of this year in preparation for next year’s Women’s Month which is in March.

Oh well! That’s about it. Enjoy!

Our Native Tongue

Last week I started trying to write in our own dialect. I usually write in English language even if my grammar isn’t flawless. Let’s just say I’m quite used to it. Our country is surrounded by gazillion of foreign influences and there’s nowhere to go without them (nothing that I’m aware of) and there’s nothing else that we can do but to absorb and accept whatever our environment offers us. At the end of the day, we need to fit in to survive in this country that’s use to adapting what’s out there.

Filipinos are excellent in learning different cultures and adapting to them and later on, submerging in those cultures because, hey, that’s where we get an edge apart from anyone else, right? Media and our economy pushes us to be excellent especially in English language (and apparently masters of American culture) if we want to be on top of the game. Let’s say I am one of those people who have taken advantaged of knowing a bit about American pop cultures, etc.

I can say that I’ve succeeded in getting jobs and being able to relate with foreigners because of my knowledge of English language (again my grammar is not flawless and I hope people reading my stuff can understand what I mean and what I’m talking about), but there’s a part of me who wishes to go back to our native tongue and enjoy it’s beauty.

So, I started writing a story in Filipino. Surprise, surprise! It feels awkward but I’m enjoying every moment I’m writing in our native tongue. Writing in Filipino gives me chills and it’s scary, but it’s a good feeling. Yep! I know my adjectives are a bit contradicting right now, but it really feels that way.

Anyway, this is the Book 1 of my 1st ever story written in Filipino.

http://www.wattpad.com/story/36828343-ang-boring-na-buhay-ni-ady

You may follow me in Wattpad from this link

http://www.wattpad.com/user/adelaidejoyce

Don’t worry. My works in Wattpad are not going to be plainly in Filipino. I will also write stories in English later on, but my priority as of now is to write in Filipino.

Oh, well!

That’s all for now, folks!

A Friendship That Last

I am so happy right now. It’s been awhile since I had a guy friend, who totally understands me, respects me, and most of all, someone who’s not thinking of hitting on me.

Lately I was able to build a friendship with a guy. He’s not someone new since I’ve known him way back in 2011 or 12. However, it’s just now that we were able to talk with other and found out that we have a lot of things in common. There are numbers of things that we can share with each other without getting bored. We can laugh for hours and hours without realizing how fast time flies. It was like a match made in heaven, only that it’s not a romantic match up.

It feels great to be able to talk with someone who sees things differently from how I see them. It’s good to see a different point of view even if I don’t think that way. It’s more like a matter of widening my perspective in some topics under the sun.

Plus, it’s awesome to hangout with someone who loves music (more than I do). His music is very comforting and I enjoy singing with him even if I don’t have a beautiful voice. I just love seeing him play his instrument (it doesn’t matter what he uses).

I’m always looking forward being with him, talking to him, and creating with him. It’s like he’s one of the missing pieces in my life that I didn’t really know was missing until I found him. The kind of friendship that we have is so fulfilling and it makes me super happy. I’m wishing that it never ends.