Tuesday, 19 January 2016

Creative Writing Competition (Carers UK)

I am glad to announce that my poem, For Ted, is highly commended in Creative Writing Competition (Carers UK).

The competition aims to give a different "perspective on what it means to care".

I'm happy to be included in their upcoming anthology. Also, I know that the simplicity but weight of the winning poem, After Diagnosis by Fiona Ritchie Walker, deserves to win.

Interestingly, I feel that this news is an early birthday gift for me (my birthday's tomorrow! :-0), and this news signals my lucky writing career in 2016!


Tuesday, 5 January 2016

Happy 2016!!!

I'm back! After being quite away for some time, I'm definitely back and ready to start 2016 with a bang!

For now, I'd like to share what I've been thankful for in my writing journey in the last year.

1.) Getting published in different magazines in the UK, USA, and South East Asia.
2.) Being a part of Writing West Midlands Room 204
3.) Having prize-winning poems in The Yellow Book,  I was invited to attend a recognition at Westminster Palace
4.) Having been published in The Poetry of Staffordshire, along side Dame Carol Ann Duffy and Jean Sprackland
5.) Attending The Writer's Toolkit conference
6.) Able to meet more poets and writers and perform at different venues
7.) Able to embark on a new project supported by Arts Council England, Blakenhall Writers Anthology, with the help of Cherry Doyle and Kuli Kohli.

I'm glad of what I've achieved in 2015 but I am happier to start 2016 with more goals and aspirations. I will never give up until I achieve them all!


Flying to the Philippines

I was quite anxious flying back to the Philippines for my AIDF programme. It was my first time flying alone and I'm not too keen on plan...