What’s new?

I’ve been absent in the blogging world for I think months. But what’s new!? I’m not really that active in the blogging world ever since I started this blog.

But anyways, the reason I’m not active the past few months is because I’ve been busy finishing my pending stories. If you read my New Year’s goals, you know that I’m just keeping my goals seriously… for the first time. And I finished two, the ghost story that until now I don’t have a title for it; and the second one is the new and English version of Marica. Yes, I translated it in English because I’m planning to create my story on Episode (the mobile app where you can read stories). With this, I decided to re-name some of the characters, removed some scenes, and added a new one.

I will soon post this either here or in my WattPad page.

Anyway, I still have 6 pending stories to work on:

1 My obsession with love, sex, and death (fictional autobiography)

2 Confession of two hearts (romance) – actually, this one is already done but since I wrote it during my high school days, there are some scenes that are… let’s just say I will make it more realistic.

3 Mary Ann (thriller)

4 Re-vamping my Killing 101 compilation (horror) – I decided to re-name this to Añinoir’s Murderous Musing. I will also edit the short stories in this collection.

5 The tale of Añinoir (fairy tale)

6 Piece of me (thriller) – I’m not sure on this one if I really want to make this a full-length story. But due to some requests, I will try.


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KILLING 101

Every writer/author have their own unique way to kill their characters. That is why I created Killing 101, to show everyone my strategies on how to kill MY characters. It serves as a challenge to me since I am not familiar with other means of killing like torture, accidents, and cannibalism. But now I can say, I improved on those areas. Well, I need more practice that’s for sure and killing 101 segment in my blog is a good platform for it.

Anyway, I back read all the stories I wrote and realized, I have 6 good stories already since I began. I don’t know if it is only my own opinion that it is a good series like Goosebumps & Are you afraid of the dark. Even I am not sure, I decided to compile it all and officially made it a short story series. I already posted it on my Booklat & WattPad page with 2 new stories. So, if you have spare time I hope you can read it sometime.


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BACK FOR MORE!

So far, this is the busiest year of my life. There are lots of things going on in my life – both good and bad. For the bad days, I’m trying my best to look at the brighter side of it.

Anyway, my birthday is just few weeks away. I am turning 30 so I’m not that excited. Don’t get me wrong, I am thankful for reaching 30. But in terms of the things that a 30-year old person should have, *sigh*, I am not even close. My career, still no luck. And since my career is such a failure, so as the financial aspect of my life. It sucks!

But I’m not losing hope since the year doesn’t end yet. So, there is still a chance that it might change from sucks to wow!

While I am waiting for that to happen, I will just keep myself busy by organizing my social media account and checking my list of things to be done before I turn 30.

I will just start to the latter part.

One of my goals before turning 30 is to read 30 books. Unfortunately, that is way too far from reality. So, I just change it to finish all my pending stories. And I am happy to say that I finished writing & editing one of my pending stories with a title: KILLING 101: TORTURE. Also, I’ve finished a new story with a title: KILLING 101: DELICIOUS REVENGE.

I am quite proud to myself since I never finished before two stories in one day. It’s a new record for me, yay! (NOTE: I will add this to my bucket list before I turn 30)

Next, I am planning to compile all the stories I wrote in my blog and as well as the stories I contributed to other blogs, which is Maldita’s Society. GOOD NEWS: As of yesterday, I finished compiling all my stories. I am just giving it a quick edit before I print it.

So far so good.

Now, I am going to proceed in organizing my social media accounts.

For my blog, I will have certain changes like I will no longer post my new stories in here. When I started blogging, that is my only goal – to post in here my stories to raise audience and reach out to other writers around the world. But now, with all the new platform in the web, I realized that a blog is not a good platform for it anymore. (NOTE: this is only my opinion)

My blog will now serve as a news bulletin for my new stories with proper links to my Wattpad & Booklat page.

Also, I will add ‘Niña Loves Pink’ here in my blog. I finally decided to delete ‘Niña Loves Pink’ blog because having two blogs requires too much work. I also deactivated my Tumblr, Facebook, and Remember an inspiring ocean Twitter account. I am now using my personal Twitter account for my blog.

Now I can confidently say that I can fully concentrate in writing my stories. No more distraction, I hope.


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Not in the mood

Not in the mood to kill

I know it’s not a good title, but that’s what I feel right now.

Killing a character is my passion. I can’t write a story without killing any of my characters. And I don’t need to be in the mood to do it. Once I grabbed a pen and a pad, nobody can stop me from writing… even food can’t stop me. I will just write and write, killing one character to another.

But now, I just can’t.

I thought this is another writer’s block. But it’s not! I have the will to write, I’m so ready to make another kill. But my mood is not into it. Is this another sign of aging?

Anyway, I just hope I can get over this feeling soon because I have a lot of stories to finish. *sigh.


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Remember an Inspiring Ocean, The full story behind the blog’s name

My blog started in 2013. I wrote a lot of stories, opinions, and musings in life. But I realized that for 2 long years, I never wrote any posts that explains the name of this blog. Why I chose Remember an Inspiring Ocean? What’s its meaning?… And so on.

That was why I decided to share it with all of you. The full story behind my blog’s name.

I’m starting this by confessing that I am very lazy when it comes to writing. I love to write stories, but I’m too lazy to write all of it down on a paper or type it in the computer. At first, I thought its fine because no one actually knows that I’m into writing short stories. Or even if I do write it down, no one will ever like it.

But everything changed when I became a professional writer in an SEO company.  I need a place where I can practice/enhance my writing skill. And a blog is just the perfect solution. That was when I decided to start this blog. It was just a bonus that I were able to showcase my hidden passion in creating short stories as well.

But it took me weeks before I get this blog up and running because I didn’t know what to name it. I want the name to be “catchy”, describes who I am, and reflects the purpose of this blog. It was really difficult just thinking about it.

Good thing I remember my best friend’s letter. She gave it to me before we graduated highschool. I knew she wrote a phrase that she said best describe my personality. And that phrase is ‘Remember an Inspiring Ocean’. Aside for the obvious reason that it came from the first three letter of my name, I don’t know how this phrase describes my personality.

But looking back at my vacation in Boracay, I were able to come up with a conclusion. When we first look into the ocean, we only see a plain color blue. But once we swim and look down, we will see that there are lots of beautiful things to see down there. And maybe that’s how my bestfriend sees me, at first look I look plain. But when she started to know me more, she found out that there were lots of interesting things about me.

And that was how I decided to name my blog Remember an Inspiring Ocean. How about you? How did you come up with the name of your blog?