First there were the Wordless Wednesdays and I think many of us had fun with it. I have to admit it’s an ingenious way to ‘write’ a blog post without actually writing it! But now I’ve decided on going in the opposite direction – pictureless posts, something that few may embrace though it sounds like fun to me.
For too long, we’ve given in to our photo-snapping obsession and allowed our pictures to tell our stories for us. Some folks have even gone so far as to trade in their blogs for insta’s. Nothing wrong with that but there’s a reason why I never bothered setting up an account!
Personally, I’m not a fan of using my photos to do the talking, or blogging, for me. I’m someone who rarely pulls out my cellphone to show people my pictures or plaster them all over the internet. I actually prefer to describe stuff to folks whether they like it or not.
We-ell, it could be because in real life, I’m a nerd lol. So yeah, it’s all very well that technology has made it so much easier for our pictures to paint a thousand words but for me, I still prefer to write a thousand words.
I think half the fun of blogging is the writing itself. To some, a post without pictures is like driving without a steering wheel. I get that! But somehow, that’s not me! Sure, photos add a nice backdrop but ultimately, I think it’s the words themselves that speak the loudest.
More power to the written word! Hear, hear!
Hey guys, I’m back. A bright sunny hello from California *waves*. I’m sorry I went MIA without warning. It wasn’t intentional. Honest. Life happens sometimes and I got disconnected from the online world, literally.
Listen, I’m gonna keep it short here for now. I need to decompress for a bit. But I’m so excited I’ve got so much to tell you guys, so be sure to stick around…
Stopping in to wish everyone…
In the digital age, online fundraising has made it so much easier for us to give to causes close to our hearts. For instance, I made an online donation to the Typhoon Haiyan disaster relief recently and all it required was a few clicks. So easy.
Online fundraising also makes it easier and faster for the funds to reach emergency relief efforts. So it’s a win-win all round. It’s no wonder online fundraising is so popular these days.
I’ve been using Google Reader like forever and I love it. But come July 1, they’ll be pulling the plug on Google Reader. I’m heartbroken, of course *sobs*. I’ve started scrambling around for an alternative. So far, I haven’t found any yet that appeals to me. Picky me!
I’m not a fan of the boxy magazine format like Feedly and I don’t actually need one that’s mobile-friendly either. I’d prefer something that resembles Google Reader. So far, the only ones I know of are The Old Reader which is backed up on new subscriptions because so many people are waiting to get on, and Newsblur which is free for only up to a certain number of feeds. Most recently, I heard Digg is working on a Google Reader lookalike. I’m holding out for that and hoping it materializes into something that appeals to me.
When they retired Google Friends Connect a while back, I signed up for Bloglovin’. So glad I did. Well, okay so it’s not 100% like Google Reader but it does the job. Signing up is a piece of cake, and you can easily upload your Google Reader feeds to Bloglovin’ which also comes with a handy-dandy mobile app. I like it. Odds are you will too. Feel free to follow me here. The more the merrier.
.. having all my kids under the same roof for the summer is that we’re always up for one great pigging out session after another. The girls and I have been taking Steev to all his favorite places to eat.
Dinner at Chili’s on his first night home
A full-fledged bento feast at Ichiban Boshi
Steev’s favorite dumplings
Hanging out over dessert and drinks at Coffee Bean
Taiwanese food at a restaurant with a funny name
That was our weekend. Everything been yums so far but for now, it’s back to business weekdays in my kitchen so it’ll be homecooked food during the rest of the week 😀 .
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To be honest, I’ve never really thought much about “me time” or taken much time off from playing Mom. Mommy experts will frown and throw their arms up in the air going “No, no, no, you gotta have time to yourself!! If you don’t, you’re going to go nuts being around your kids so much!!”. Well, I haven’t gone nuts yet, so there 😛 !
Frankly it’s not that big a deal. For me anyways. I’ve never consciously made it a point to get away from my kids. I love having all my kids around the house and I love hanging out with them.
If I wanted some time out, I simply take an afternoon nap or go to coffee with a girl friend. I just don’t feel like I have to orchestrate some elaborate escape or farm my kids out for the weekend. But that’s just me.
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