On Self Improvement

On Self-Improvement

Lately, I’ve been thinking about going back to school. I mean, I really wanted to study Creative Writing long before I started this blog but the responsibility that came up with adulthood felt like a road block. Not to mention that I am a breadwinner. But then, whenever my siblings talk about school and all the burdens and struggles they have with their courses and subjects, the urge to study again and push through with my passion is only getting stronger. I badly wanted to improve myself – my thought organization, the writing process that I have, the things I write and of course, the craft that I want to focus on – poetry.

As a fan of education, I want to also improve myself. Of course, I am very much aware of the fact that it would cost some investment – time and money. But I think it is really important that we invest on the good things –  on things that can’t be taken away from us, on things that can’t be faked and on things that we could share in a way or another. Self-improvement is a gift that we can give ourselves, so why not invest on it while we can? Perhaps, we have all the time in the world to. Much more if it will fire up our passion – what we really love doing. I just realized the clarity of my goals (I think, it’s really important that you know what you want and where you wanna go) and how I would wanted them to be so I am taking this as the first step.

I hope to share with you the things I learned once I finished Creative Writing (hopefully next year). 😉

My News feed and Filipinos

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As I was browsing my Facebook news feed last night and this morning, I have seen a lot of posts regarding a person named Edgar Matobato who claimed to be a witness for President Duterte’s extra judicial killing activities. But he was branded as ‘irrelevant’, ‘a waste of time’, ‘liar’, and the likes by some Senators due to his inconsistent statements. I was then came to a thought of how some Filipinos could risk their identity and how they could play this kind of game against the President just to ruin his reputation. I’m sure some sort of cash was involved with this one. It is impossible to face something like that without a great price.

But how can they go low like that? I got really irritated with some public social media posts regarding this topic- some are pro while most are against. Most people would always have a say on every hot issue that our country faces. But then, at the end of the day, have you been benefited? Did our relevance as a Filipino increased? Nakatulong ba tayo sa mga suliranin ng bansa? What I am saying is that, we have to put our time and attention to more important things. We fight each other in the social media through biased opinions and sharing posts with no enough basis but what are we trying to prove? Are we battling against the right thing and for the right thing? Come on! Use our democracy with useful things and information. Let’s think about the things we post or comment about. Remember that it speaks a lot about who we are.

God bless the Philippines, our President, and the Filipinos.

A New Space for my Poetry

So lately, I have been thinking of moving out to another space for me to be able to write more specifically or more likely to focus on my poetry. But then again, I can’t leave this place, my heart still belongs to this and I don’t wanna go yet, I’ve just been started. So I came up to making another one where I would share purely my poetry (and prose) and make it somehow a collection of my literary pieces.

And now, let me introduce Poetry by Clauie! *party poppers* *loud applause and whistles*

poetrybyclauie.wordpress.com

I’m excited into what this one would bring to the blogosphere. I hope you are too. See you there! 😉