It’s not everyday when an author’s name becomes a trending topic on Twitter. However, when that is that case, then there’s often a legitimate reason why. Colombian writer Gabriel García Márquez was a trending topic this past Thursday when he passed away at the age of 87 from pneumonia. Not only was this sad news for the Latin American community, but also the entire world. Continue reading “Thoughts About Gabriel García Márquez”
My Name Is Lauren… And I’m A Millennial
I’ve always been known to be an “old soul.” I actually enjoy reading, I keep journals, I don’t like to go clubbing, I’m very selective about when I talk, I get along better with people who are older than me than people my own age, and so on.
However, I still have to be real. I’m not as old as my mentality would show otherwise. I’m what’s commonly referred to as a millennial. Continue reading “My Name Is Lauren… And I’m A Millennial”
Countdown: T-Minus 2-3 Months(-ish)
A lot has been going on with the book (AMW) since the previous update on it. It’s moving right along in terms of getting ready to be read by others. Continue reading “Countdown: T-Minus 2-3 Months(-ish)”
3 Months of Blogging: What Can I Work On?
As of this weekend, I’ve had this blog for three months. Within that time, I’ve been able to convey to readers what’s been going on and what’s on my mind, all the while tying it in with the book that has yet to be released. It’s all for the sake of getting to know me and understanding where I’m coming from; to get a better understanding for when the book comes out.
Within the past three months, I’ve learned a lot about blogging, in terms of how responsive which topics are over others, maintaining a blog and what not. I’ve been able to come to terms with what it’s like to have a personal yet public form where you really get to share yourself with the world, beyond the mechanisms otherwise found in social media… and yet for me, I want to do more. I want to improve. Continue reading “3 Months of Blogging: What Can I Work On?”
Listening and Talking Art with Dante
I never thought I would find myself kicking off my Spring Break in this fashion. Two days ago, one of my favorite actors, Dante Basco, proposed a fan meet-up in Union Square in San Francisco. He was here in the Bay Area these last few days to attend screenings for the latest film he’s in, “Awesome Asian Bad Guys,” at the 2014 CAAMFest, and so he thought it would be a good idea to meet up with fans here in the area and just talk.
Thoughts About Collaborations
NOTE: I may be using “collaborate” and “kollaborate” interchangeably throughout today’s post, and if you know me, you know why. 😉
I was caught in quite a fickle this week at school when the people in a group project I had to do for one of my classes decided to wait until two days before our freaking presentation to finally come together and establish a plan of sorts. Already I was telling them within the weeks we were given to work on this thing to act on the time we had, while we still could, and yet there they were; pulling off last-minute stunts, with me as the mule hauling their load. Continue reading “Thoughts About Collaborations”
Special Sunday Post: Title INITIALS REVEALED!
Within the past few months of keeping this blog, I’ve unraveled bits and pieces about my book in progress, bit by bit. I’m primarily keeping it under wraps for the sake of protecting the content until the day comes where it’s available to everyone and anyone who’s interested in reading it. But with the fact that the month of its release is approaching fast now, I figured I should start revealing a little bit more about it. Continue reading “Special Sunday Post: Title INITIALS REVEALED!”
Countdown: T-Minus 3 Months(-ish)
The time is getting closer. The not-quite-designated-yet-still-rather-solidified day is becoming of the not-so, far out horizon. But there’s still much to do. Continue reading “Countdown: T-Minus 3 Months(-ish)”
The Not-So Serious of Beings
I think one experience I’ve learned from the readings and writing that I’ve done throughout the past year is that as a writer, you cannot take everything you jot down be purposefully serious. I don’t mean in the matters of tone, but in the matters of meaning. Fiction writers alone cannot be taken as the most serious of humans, especially due to the fact that already, we spend days writing about events that either may have been altered from real life scenarios, or may have never happened- or can’t happen- at all. Continue reading “The Not-So Serious of Beings”
Last Day of 21
A year has come and gone, as quickly as it may be, and now I am less than a day away from turning 22. My time as being the societal-hyped age of 21 is to end soon.
Whenever another birthday for me comes, I always imagine it as it is whenever the Doctor regenerates in Doctor Who; a new body, a new face, new fashion sense even… it’s as if you’re a completely different person. And yet it’s never that drastic, the change in age. It’s more of a gradual process that may not even last a full 365 days. Continue reading “Last Day of 21”