Third Tuesday Tales: My lifeline

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The book she was holding 😉

Today is my last first day in school. I touched the top of the railing gliding my hand over it. It felt cold and wet with some morning dew. I look around in the hallways. It’s still early. Fifteen more minutes till the bell rings. But my fellow students are starting to arrive. Yawning, talking to one another, and walking in pairs. I feel like a sore thumb, all alone overlooking the soccer fields. I wonder what will happen if I jump? Will they call me 5th floor Jumper instead of Perfect Know-It-All ?

I sighed to myself. My last first day in school. I should be happy. Should I not be? At least, it’s just one more year of being alone. One more year of being judged. One more year of falling down and standing up. I should be happy. This is the beginning of the end. Even though, I still can’t feel it that much. I know I will miss this miserable feeling, years from now. They say college is hard. I will cherish my memories in high school. I will cherish the easy going life I had. But the only memories I know I will cherish involves him.

I look at my watch. It’s exactly eight minutes till bell time. He is rarely late. He will be rounding the corner to my left in…3…2…1. Bingo. Butterflies jump from my stomach to my heart. He’s here. Like the hands of a clock, I turned around and opened the book I had in my hand. Opened it somewhere in the middle and pretended I’m studying. I looked up a little and find that he is smiling as he approaches. I smiled too. At least he didn’t bring a girl this time. He brought Bob with him. I can deal with Bob. I can totally be friends with Bob. With an IQ of a shrimp, I can make him turn like the palms of my hand.

He is nearly in front of me. Still talking to Bob. Which annoys me. But I can deal with that. He will be near me soon. My prince charming. God, I hope he notices. Notice my book, my clothes, my hair! As my palm starts sweating and my heart skipping every other beat, I drowned my head into my book. I know he knows I’m pretending. This was a stupid idea! I shouldn’t have brought this with me out here! I should’ve left it in class.

Then I looked up again, he was gone. He passed by me. I can see him to my left. His beautiful head on his arched back and walking in long strides. I know what he looks like from the back even with my eyes closed.

But I am in heaven. He passed by me and I smelled his wonderful perfume. I heard his melodious laughter up close! There was only at least 5 inches separating us! This truly is the best last first day of my life.

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Hi!

My 1st Third Tuesday Tales, as promised, I’m having weekly and monthly features on my blog 🙂

This is just a try out, I’ve been wanting to write this story down (the whole book) since high school but I never got around to it. I love the plot line, the characters and the events. Its all swirling around in my head actually.  So I’m glad at least 0.005% got written today! I had to keep it under 500 words though, have a busy schedule this week. But I’ll try to make a longer Third Tuesday Tale next month 🙂

Thanks for reading!

Patricia xo

P.S. Reviews are welcome! 🙂

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Sunday Summary of Food Reviews and Spring Cleaning Blogs.

I’ve hope to make a mark on a good comeback. This week, I have unlocked a new achievement as I have posted 5 times, more than I have ever did (in a week) since I started this blog. And for me, that’s a BIG step towards my goal of “writing myself out there.”

Last Monday, I began my comeback with a review of the pizza chain, Project Pie, and its innovative way of serving customers something new and different with every order. Check it out to find out how!

Mine <3. I came prepared and had all the toppings I wanted. But I was kind of shy to ask for more because the long line is a pressure to bear with. You have to say everything fast and concise when you have about 20 more people behind you, waiting in line.

Mine <3. I came prepared and had all the toppings I wanted. But I was kind of shy to ask for more because the long line is a pressure to bear with. You have to say everything fast and concise when you have about 20 more people behind you, waiting in line.

2 days later, I reviewed Ajisen Ramen, my first take into the domain of the ramen-addicts, and it turned out really gooood. I wonder if this sudden urge of mine to try as many ramen houses is good for my health?

Chashu ramen P305. Basically the same thing with the Ajisen Ramen.

Chashu ramen P305. Basically the same thing with the Ajisen Ramen.

Next was FINALLY getting rid of my old theme and theme headers. Not only that, I also edited my About Me page, my side bars, my footers, and my customized menu! I must say, a heavy burden was lifted off my shoulders when I did the “spring cleaning” of my blog. “Write Yourself Out There” was born properly, this time. To those who are bewildered by my title, this post will explain why I’ve chosen this particular set of words.

Can you believe this was an accidental shot?!

Can you believe this was an accidental shot?!

My display image...after like a billion shots ;)

My display image…after like a billion shots 😉

Then my hankering for steaks wormed it’s way into my blog. I just had to make another review of yet another good restaurant. Everything at Steak was a favorite to-go place for…everyone I know actually. So I don’t regret writing many good words about this one 🙂

Medium rare. Brown on the outside, red on the center.

Medium rare. Brown on the outside, red on the center.

Not even 24 hours later, I’ve created another post (yes, my hands are really itching to keep typing) to introduce the weekly and monthly features I’ve set up for this blog! I am really excited about this, and so I hope good things would come through this features 🙂

Credited to plotwhisperer.com

Credited to plotwhisperer.com

 

Thanks for reading!

Patricia xo

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Creating New Features Weekly and Monthly

 

Credited to plotwhisperer.com

Credited to plotwhisperer.com

 

After staying up all night and finally getting some sleep this morning, I decided to create weekly and monthly features! I figured I needed a hook to commit myself to continuously produce content – even good content. So after listing down all my possible future blog posts ideas (that was a mouthful), I sorted them out to categories. Turns out, I have more possible content on food and personal posts!

So from now on, weekly features will have:

  • Thursday Secret – this will be about confessions, views on life and you know, the usual “secrets” one always have. 😉
  • Food Fridays – will look exactly like the reviews on the restaurants I have posted before. I’ve been trying out a lot of good places lately and I can’t wait to share it with you weekly!
  • Sunday Summary – will be about my weekly summaries. So to give my posts a longer shelf-life, I’ll blog about my after thoughts on my past entries and give short descriptions about them.
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Credited to: sciccarelli.yolasite.com

On the monthly features section, I wanted to tie myself to a huge responsibility I have been dodging around for years. Truth is, I have a long-term unfinished fiction novel. I’ve been meaning to work on it again, but never had the full commitment of even writing one chapter. So to do myself a favor, I’ll post a chapter here every month. And to further help me, I’m also going to read and review one book each month.

Monthly features will be:

  • Third Tuesday Tales –  The story is about a girl who couldn’t choose between twins that were separated at birth. (cliché, I know. But give it a chance!)
  • Second Saturday Book Reviews – I used to read about 3 books a week, it has now dwindled to one book a month, and even that’s a challenge. But I promise to keep this promise!

I’m also thinking about having a monthly Q&A with my readers and the community I’m hoping to be a part of. But do you think that’s already taking on too much? Or is it too early in the game to have a Q&A?

What are your weekly, bi-weekly, monthly, annual features? 🙂

 

Thanks for reading,

Patricia xo

P.S. Got the idea from The Daily Post 🙂 Love their  Blogging 101: Zero to Hero, will try to make posts based on them soon!