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Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Quotes and thoughts for today


By on Tuesday, April 16, 2013

"If when you wake up in the morning you can think of nothing but writing... then you're a writer."
- Sister Mary Clarence, Sister Act 2 (cross-referenced from Rainer Maria Rilke's Letters To A Young Poet)

I guess this is the one quote that I can mostly relate to at the moment. Prior to my blogging 'comeback' last month, I was on hiatus for almost two years, blogging only once, just to post a photo or two, and not writing much at all. But now, all I think about is writing – ideas on what to write about and on some nights, I fall asleep having paragraphs formed in my mind. Unfortunately, when I wake up the following morning, all the paragraphs are gone. I have forgotten what I wanted to write about as I prepare myself to go to work.


Five years ago, we were addicted to Multiply. It was the ultimate social experience at that time – social networking at its finest. But then Facebook came and people stopped blogging. Multiply was forced to veer into to another lane. Now, everything I posted on Multiply just went to waste. All the photos, videos, the blog posts ... gone.

"I think that once you see emotions from a certain angle you can never think of them as real again."
-Andy Warhol

Luckily, I was able to import all my Multiply posts into this blog. Today, I spent time going through those posts once again, fixing the dead links and deleting those 'inappropriate' ones. I deliberated over deleting some past rants and raves, but when I think about what Warhol says in the context of pop art, those were the 'now' back then, what made 'me' what I am today. Sounds complex but so are my thoughts at the moment. Anyway, this is 'me' today, and I am opening up to the world. I may not be famous at the moment, but in my past and in my present, I was/still am a writer.

Iza A.

Iza A. is a former writer and freelance editor in the Philippines. She now lives in Hong Kong and works in an office. She enjoys blogging during her free time, which explains why she doesn't blog as frequently as she used to anymore.

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